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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Burglar Steals Wallet With Cash & Cards In Oswayo

Burglary In Oswayo
An Oswayo Borough resident told troopers that someone entered her residence through an unsecured door and removed her wallet.

Ronda Lynn Smoker-Allen, 32 School Street, Oswayo, PA reported that sometime between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm last Monday, someone came in her house and took her over sized black leather lady's wallet containing $160.00 in cash, her drivers license, and social security card.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Coudersport PSP at 814-274-8690.

Garage Fire On Church Street In Westfield, PA

Mike Healy Photo
Potter County Fire News

Firefighters Make Quick Knockdown
At approximately 7:30 Saturday evening Dept 5 Westfield and Dept 16 Clymer were dispatched for a reported structure fire with smoke showing on Church St in the Borough of Westfield.

Upon arrival Chief 5 advised heavy fire showing. Responding firefighters were able to quickly knock down the blaze with a 2.5" and a 1.5" line. A nearby hydrant provided for an ample supply of water.

There was moderate damage to the structure itself with heavy damage to the contents including an auto that was in the structure at the time. Units were on scene for about an hour before returning to service.

Several photos can be found in Potter County Fire News
Photo Gallery .

Three More Camps Burglarized In Pike Township

Report Suspicious Vehicles
Three seasonal residences on the Ansley Road in Pike Township, Potter County, were burglarized between July 27th and July 30th.

At the "Buck Fever Rod & Gun Club Camp", owned by members from Pottsville, PA, the actor(s) gained entry by kicking in an exterior door leading to the basement. Once inside they cut and removed approximately 75 feet of copper pipe that was used as water lines inside the camp. The actors also removed a memorex DVD Player (Model #MVD2022) before leaving through a back door.

At the "Good Enough Hunting Camp", they threw a large rock through the front window. Once inside, the actor(s) rummaged through the cabinets, under the beds, and in the closet areas. It is unknown at this time if any items were removed from the camp.

At the "Five Ridges Camp", the actor(s) threw a small rock through a window on the front exterior door and then reaching inside to disengage the lock. Once inside, they rummaged through the entire camp. It is unknown if anything was taken from this camp.

Anyone with any information or suspicions of the persons responsible for these camp burglaries is asked to contact the PSP Coudersport barracks at 814-274-8690. Completely anonymous tips can be sent to the comments on this article and they will be passed along to troopers.

Motors Stolen From Warehouse In Genesee

Burglary In Genesee
Between July 17th and July 30th, someone removed, 25 small electrical motors, which contained copper valued at $250.00 from an old warehouse in Genesee, PA.

The warehouse is located on Commercial Street and is the property of Adam Chapman of Wellsville, NY.

Pennsylvania State Police request that anyone having any information about this crime contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Hitch Stolen From Genesee Man's Pickup

Black Hitch W/Chrome Ball
A Genesee man woke up Thursday morning to find that someone had stolen the hitch bar and ball from the receiver on his pickup truck parked in his driveway.

Gary L. King, Jr., of 361 Main Street in Genesee, reported the black hitch bar had a chrome 5/16th ball attached. It was valued at $279.00.

Anyone with information is asked to call PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

State Police Charge Two Drivers With DUI Saturday

Sobriety Checkpoint
Kane State Police held a sobriety checkpoint early Saturday morning on Route 219, 1/10th of a mile south of the Bradford City line in Bradford Township.

At 12:25AM, David Whelan, 57, 209 Minard Run, Bradford, PA, was operating a 2003 Ford Escape when he was stopped by troopers at an "Operation Strike Force" checkpoint. Further investigation revealed that Whelan was DUI.

At 2:26 AM, Jeremy Lyberg, 27, of 32 Williams Street, Bradford, PA was operating a 2000 Ford Ranger when he was stopped at the same checkpoint. Troopers determined that Lyberg was also DUI.

DUI related charges will be filed against both drivers at District Court 48-3-03.

Meanwhile State Police at Coudersport have announced that a Sobriety Checkpoint will be held somewhere within Potter County between August 6th and August 9th.

13 Mailboxes Hacked Up With An Axe In Hector Township

Senseless Destruction
Mailboxes were damaged Friday morning along a number of Hector Township Roads in Potter County.

Troopers report that the actor(s) traveled along Fry Road, Carr Hill Road, Leech Hill Road, Earl Road, and Hanes Road and proceeded to damage approximately 13 mailboxes with an axe.

The vehicle is reported to be an older model full size truck, possibly red & white in color or a dark colored SUV. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Coudersport PSP at 814-274-8690.

Austin Man Charged With Stealing From Workplace

Charged with 2 felonies
Pennsylvania State Police investigated a theft at Morgan AM & T in Eulalia Township that took place between March 1, 2009 and July 2, 2009.

George C. Sams, 40, Austin, PA is accused of stealing items from his place of employment during the 4 month period above. Sams was charged with one felony count of Theft By Unlawful Taking and one felony count of Receiving Stolen Property.

Sams was charged by criminal complaint and arraigned before Judge Annette Easton. He was released on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

Shinglehouse Toned Out For Fire In Hot Water Tank

Hot Water Tank Fire
Shinglehouse firefighters were toned out Saturday night to a residence on the Wildcat Road where a hot water tank was on fire, and had filled the house with smoke.

Gas Stove Is Sold

Gas Stove for sale. This stove was used only one and a half years. Very Good condition. Not a self cleaning oven! $100. Call- 814-274-7109
Jim-sold the stove today-I'll get your check out tomorrow.
Thanks a lot, Wanda


Coudersport Power Outage Rescheduled

Allegheny Power Outage has been changed from Aug.7th from 9am to 3pm to August 10th from 9am -3pm. In case of inclement weather, it will be Aug.17th. the same times.

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce
President Stan Swank

Howard Riley "Bud" Foster, 82, of 2369 Austinburg Road, Westfield, PA

Howard Riley "Bud" Foster, 82, of 2369 Austinburg Road, Westfield, PA, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.

Born in Blossburg, PA, July 28, 1927, he was the son of Elloyd & Margaret Alice Parsons Foster.

A 1945 graduate of Westfield High School, he was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Army of Occupation in Europe. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years, retiring as Post Master at Elkland, PA.

He was a member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church, the Knoxville, PA VFW, the Elkland, PA American Legion Post, the Valley 49ers Square Dance Club, served as a scouter for 5 Rivers Boy Scout Council, was former local police officer for Westfield Boro and Brookfield Township, PA, was a member of Northern Tier Recreation Association, a trustee of Woodlawn Cemetery Assoc and delivered Meals on Wheels for 15 years.

He married Ava Payne on June 20 1948. She survives. Also surviving are his daughter and son in law, Karen & Wallace Zinck of Woodhull, NY, his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas & Dolores Foster of Cincinnati, OH, his grandchildren, Amy Druetto of Knoxville, PA, Michael Zinck of Enola, PA, Kelly Foster of Rochester, NY, Riley Kiersten, Matthew & Jonathan Foster, all of Cincinnati and 4 great grandchildren. Friends may call on Sunday, August 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 11:00 AM. Pastor Sherry Good will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.

Norma Amelia Teachman, Westfield, PA

Norma Amelia Teachman passed away July 29, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital.

A resident of Westfield, PA, she was born on October 25, 1921, the daughter of the late Paul Albert and Lena Catherine Gaier Teachman.

She was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church. Upon graduating from Westfield High School in 1939, her employment was with the Eclipse Company of Elmira, NY, followed by many years of loving care to her father and mother. Norma also received helpful care and loving kindness from a large family of friends living in Westfield, in Street, MD, and recently at Broad Acres in Wellsboro. Norma will be remembered for her wit and love of laughter. She treasured her family farm and found glory in the beauty and majesty of the land and its wildlife.

Surviving are her sister, Margaret Ida Teachman Howe of Rock Hill, SC; and nephews and niece, Robert Scott (Diane) Howe of Rock Hill, SC, Cheryl Ann Howe (Michael) Pitts of Midlothian, VA, Paul Russell (Karen) Howe of Glen Allen, VA; and grandnephews and grandnieces, Emily Howe, Brian Pitts, Lauren Pitts, Lisa Pitts, Katherine Howe, Scott Howe and Jeanne Howe. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at Kenyon Funeral Home at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Visitation will take place one hour before the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Westfield United Methodist Church, 158 Chuch Street, Westfield PA 16950 or the local Meals on Wheels. Norma leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories for her family and her many friends. Burial will take place at the Champlin Cemetery in Westfield.

Great Dane Pups For Sale

We have eight BEAUTIFUL great dane pups. They will be ready for their new homes Aug. 27th. They will have shots, vet-checked, & wormed. If you would like more info please contact Jim @ 814*203*5599 or Jess @ 814*203*7642. Thank you.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Firefighters Stop House Fire In Roulette Friday

This Roulette firefighter checks the wall and roof for
hot spots with a thermal imaging camera
Firefighters from Roulette, Port Allegany and Coudersport saved
this house at 27 Third Street in Roulette Friday evening. The
residence is the home of Florence Hutchinson. The occupants told
neighbors that the fire started in the kitchen. A Pennsylvania
State Police Fire Marshall was on scene later Friday night.

Woodsmen's Show At Cherry Springs State Park

Woodsmen's Show Enters FINAL Day
The gates open each day at 9AM. Admission for Friday and Sunday is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12 years old.

The Galeton Rotary Club sponsors the Annual Woodsmen’s Show. All proceed from the event are used to support local projects. For more information, contact the Galeton Rotary Club at 814-435-6855 or visit the website at .

Cherry Springs State Park is located on Route 44, 15 miles south of Coudersport.

Final Day
Sunday, August 2
9AM - 10:00 AM Masterpiece Carving
Sixth session that the chainsaw carvers get to work on their Masterpieces. Check back each day to see how they are progressing.

10 AM - 1PM JAKOB'S HOLLOW on the Stage

Chainsaw carvers have 1 hour to complete one piece.

Horse pull picture 12 noon - HORSE PULL COMPETITION in the Arena

1:00 PM - 4PM FIELDSTONE on the Stage

1PM - Quick Carve Competition Auction

3:30 PM Chainsaw Awards

Veterans Outreach In Potter County

County, State Veterans’ Outreach Visits Scheduled

vetsssField visits have been announced by the Potter County Office of Veterans Affairs and the Governor’s Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center.

Leonard Kalkbrenner Jr., director of veterans affairs, will set up operations at the Galeton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 am to 1 pm. Next scheduled visit is Wednesday, Aug. 5.

He has also arranged an outreach visit for the third Wednesday of each month at the Roulette Firehall from 11 am 1 pm, beginning Aug. 19. Kalkbrenner is also available during regular office hours in the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 am to 3 pm, or Wednesdays through Fridays by appointment. His phone number is (814) 274-8290, extension 210, and email address is lkalkbrenner@

Jim Krobath, outreach specialist with the Governor’s Center, will offer assistance to veterans at the Pa. CareerLink office in Coudersport on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 9:30 am to 3 pm. He is available to discuss changes in VA pension guidelines and other benefits and employment options. The center in Harrisburg can be reached through a toll-free number, 1-800-932-0930. Potter County Today

Honda Cars Recalled

Honda Recalls 440K Cars Over Airbag Risk

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State Budget Failure Cutting Funds To County Services

Counties Increasingly Stretched By State Budget Impasse

Nothing that has happened in recent days has eased the concern by county commissioners across Pennsylvania over the state budget impasse. Most of the alternatives being discussed between legislators and the governor reduce funding to counties while still requiring county governments to provide services to the aging, mentally ill, abused, mentally retarded and others in need.

In an update to commissioners across the state late Wednesday, Kristen Goshorn, government relations manager with the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, said Gov. Rendell is intent on using his “line-item veto” power to sign a version of Senate Bill 850 that eliminates funding for everything but essential state agencies if the stalemate continues through the weekend. This would allow state employees to receive their pay, but would prolong the deepening cash flow problems being encountered by counties.

In the meantime, none of the versions of the budget considered to date are adequate for crucial county services, including mandated and entitlement programs, Goshorn said. “Funding levels are not sufficient to maintain the core safety net that members of our communities need during this difficult economic time,” she added. “In order to protect property tax payers from increases, these services must be adequately funded.”

Some county drug and alcohol agencies have begun laying off staff and restricting services. Vendors are not being paid, and services have been reduced in county jails. In many areas of the county budget, human needs drive the demand for services. In a time of economic stress, the demand for services is increasing.

“A so-called ‘no-tax-increase’ budget, which does not raise state taxes, could still result in tax increases locally,” Goshorn pointed out. “If state appropriations for core government services are insufficient, commissioners will be forced to find a way to stretch dollars to meet existing needs, or to raise revenue. Unfortunately, the only way for counties to raise revenue is through the real estate tax.” Potter County Today

Tornado Damage In The Poconos


Update On Natural Gas Well Leak In Lycoming County

Gas leak response ongoing

Sun Gazette
An energy company continues to work with environmental officials following a natural gas well leak earlier this week.

East Resources personnel said Thursday that the area around the Del Ciotto No. 2 well in McNett Township continues to show a reduction in the levels of detectable methane.

"In many areas, there is a complete elimination of the detectable presence of natural gas in the subsurface and at surface monitoring points," the company said. "Although operations at the Del Ciotto No. 2 well site will continue for the rest of this week, the focus of East's activities in the area has shifted to conducting the DEP-approved monitoring program."

East Resources reports it continues to identify and work with residents who have been or may be affected by the situation and will maintain regular contact with residents in the impacted area. More...

Friday Through Sunday--Westfield Early Days

Friday Through SundayWestfield Early Days to be celebrated this weekend

Sun Gazette

WESTFIELD - Today through Sunday, this western Tioga County borough will celebrate its biggest event of the year: Westfield Days.

"This weekend is slowly becoming a tradition for people all over the state," said Westfield Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Warren. More...

Amended Lawsuit Filed By Former Congressional Candidate Against Clearfield County DA

Walker refiles suit against Shaw
Courier Express
The legal battle between a former congressional candidate and the Clearfield County District Attorney is not over.

In March, Derek Walker, 33, Bigler, had filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that William A. Shaw Jr.'s filing of charges against him was timed to derail his bid for the Republican nomination for the 5th U.S. Congressional district seat in 2008.

On July 10, that suit was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson, because Shaw has prosecutorial immunity.

Thursday, Walker's attorney, Stephen R. Greenberg, filed an amended petition that goes further in its accusations of Shaw's intentions when he filed charges of burglary, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, stalking and criminal attempt to invade privacy against Walker days prior to the April 2008 primary election.

Walker's new suit accuses Shaw of soliciting or coercing false statements from witnesses who said that Walker admitted to videotaping his ex-girlfriend when he entered her Clearfield apartment and saw her with another man in August 2007.

It also claims Shaw tried to coerce Walker's ex-girlfriend into making false statements implicating Walker in additional crimes. According to the petition, the girlfriend refused to cooperate with Shaw and asked him not to pursue the charges.

Area Obituaries

Norma A. Teachman, Age 87, of R.D., Westfield, PA, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950.

Man Gets 51 Months In Prison For Defrauding Irishman In Adelphia Taj Mahal Purchase

Oxford man gets 51 months in $3M swindle

By Brian Lee

WORCESTER — A federal judge sentenced an Oxford man to 51 months imprisonment for scamming an Irishman out of nearly $3 million as part of a mortgage fraud scheme.

Allen J. Seymour was ordered to pay full restitution of $2.94 million to Kevin Phelan of Hollywood, Ireland. The amount included a $1 million deposit made by Mr. Phelan.

U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV could have sentenced Mr. Seymour up to 63 months, and he did not impose a fine of up to $100,000 because Mr. Seymour established he was unlikely to be able to pay it.

Mr. Seymour pleaded guilty to wire fraud and interstate transportation of property taken by fraud and agreed to forfeit about $1.85 million as part of a plea agreement reached last year.

Mr. Seymour’s lawyer, Maria Elena Perez, argued her client and Mr. Phelan were in cahoots.

Ms. Perez also said Mr. Seymour’s punishment had been disproportionately enhanced because he was sexually assaulted by a medical technician at Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark J. Balthazard said Mr. Seymour committed a brazen crime to start a new life with his family in South America.

Mr. Seymour persuaded an Oxford lawyer, Raymond A. Desautels III, to disburse funds from the account of Mr. Phelan, one of Mr. Desautels’ clients who had planned to buy commercial real estate property in Coudersport, Pa.

Mr. Desautels, since disbarred, was the closing lawyer.

Mr. Seymour promised to return the funds promptly, but did not. More....


PennDOT Secretary Responds to AP Bridge Report

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., said today that Pennsylvania, under Governor Edward G. Rendell, has responded aggressively to the state’s backlog of bridge needs, including tapping federal recovery dollars to help address these pressing maintenance issues.

“Make no mistake, Pennsylvania is focused on its bridges and the record is clear,” Secretary Biehler said.

A story issued late Thursday by the national Associated Press contends states are not using recovery funds to address structurally deficient bridges.

Secretary Biehler made these points about Pennsylvania’s approach:
--Pennsylvania assigned 40 percent of its $1.026 billion ARRA allocation to bridges, including 105 SD bridges and preservation repairs on 399 bridges. As of July 24, Pennsylvania had opened bids on 212 ARRA recovery projects, both for bridge and other improvements, and had awarded 190 contracts worth $447 million.

--Governor Rendell has focused on addressing bridges since he’s been in office, raising annual investment from $259 million in 2002 to more than $1 billion a year now.
--For the first time in memory this year, the number of structurally deficient bridges fell in Pennsylvania, from 6,035 to 5,911 in March.

--Governor Rendell’s Accelerated Bridge Program started work on 470 structurally deficient bridges in the fiscal year that just ended and he has asked for more funds to start work on another 403 structurally deficient bridges in the coming fiscal year.
--Regarding the ARRA program, an important criteria was that work had to move quickly to get money into the economy. It is often the case with bridge projects that environmental and other issues impede immediate or quick action.

“As president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), I know how hard states are working to address bridge needs and use the ARRA funds to help meet those goals,” Biehler said. “We in Pennsylvania are taking ongoing and effective steps to ensure we make headway on our critically important bridges.”

Childrens Finger Printing At Larrry's On Saturday

Free Fingerprinting
The LEWISVILLE LODGE will be doing childrens finger printing and other forms of identification at LARRY'S SPORTS CENTER, Route 6, Galeton, PA. Starting at 10:00AM until 2;00PM on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

This is a free service to the Community.

A Chinese Auction will also be at LARRY'S on Saturday. The proceeds will benefit the NORTHERN TIER CAMP CADET PROGRAM.

Please come and support this wonderful program. Any questions please contact Robin Freeman @ 814-558-3777 or Cheryl @ Larry's Sports Center 814-435-6548.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Two Charged With Harassment In Eldred Boro

Troopers Settle Argument
An verbal argument allegedly turned physical in the front yard at 123 Main Street in Eldred
Borough on Thursday afternoon about 4:50 pm.

Kane troopers report that Michael Furman, 37, 253 South Avenue, Apt. 2, Bradford, PA pushed Jeffrey Evens, 35, 123 Main Street, Eldred, PA. Evens then raised a hammer, that he had in his hand prior to the altercation, at Furman.

Furman and Evens were each charged with one count of summary Harassment at District Court 48-3-02.

Troopers Probing Theft Of Tire At Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.

Truck Tire Stolen
Kane State Police are investigating a theft at the Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. plant located on the Champlin Hill Road in the Village of Turtepoint.

Sometime between Monday at 11:30 pm and Tuesday at 5:30 pm, unknown actor(s) stole a Michelin 315 80 R 22.5 10,000 lb. special ply 9" wide tire valued at $700.00.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Vukovich or Kane PSP at 814-778-5555.

Update On Potter McKean 13 Year Old All Stars

By Shayne VanWhy
The Potter McKean 13 yr olds lost tonight 6-3.
They will be playing tomorrow night at 5pm
The boys battled but lost their game in a heartbreaker tonight 6 - 3. But since Williamsport won their game that means Potter McKean plays Mifflin County again tomorrow to determine third place and the final team that will advance to the Mid Atlantic Regionals. The game is scheduled for 5pm tomorrow but as local forecast is for rain all day it could possibly be pushed out til 11am Saturday morning. Let's remind the boys how well they've done and how proud we are that they made it this far and give them some encouragement and help them finish strong! Everyone at home is proud of you boys and thanks the parents and coaches for their support and dedication, they wouldn't have made it this far without you!!

Activities & Summer Reading Program At Roulette Library

15 children are currently enrolled in the Roulette Summer Reading Program. The program will run two more weeks. Schedules are available at the library.

Sundays are "Game Day", this Sunday will bring a checker tournament and game of Chinese Checkers. Next Sunday will feature "Bingo For Books".

Tuesdays are Reading on the Lawn, Wednesdays feature activities including art projects, and Fridays feature Lazy Day Movies beginning at 3pm.

Stop in for a schedule and additional information. The Summer Reading Program was funded through the Port Allegany School District and is available for children Pre-K through 8th grade. The library is open daily from 1-6pm.

Summer Reading Schedule varies depending on activity.

Residents Turn Out For Port Allegany Thursday Concert On The Square

Some of the participants on the Port Allegany Square for
the Thursdays On The Square sponsored by the Port Allegany
Women's Club. A light rain threatened to dampen the enthusiasm
for the weekly outing. The next event on the square will be
The Fifth Annual Port Allegany Car Show will be held Saturday
August 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Town Square.
Followed by "Classic Country" next Thursday.

Whitney Creek Sports A New Coat--Of Blacktop

Whitney Creek near Hebron got a new layer of blacktop
recently. Nice to see our roads kept in repair.

House For Sale In Bolivar, NY

This house on Liberty Street in Downtown Bolivar NY is
currently 2 apartments--It could easily be converted back
to a one family home. It is close to the stores and library.
Tenants have left--Ready for immediate sale. Owners
will consider any reasonable offer. Contact

Oversized Load Stops Traffic In Port Allegany

This oversized load stopped traffic on North Main Street in Port Allegany for a few minutes Thursday evening as the driver picks his way around low hanging tree branches. The flag car in the foreground has a pole mounted on the front of it so the driver in the tractor trailer behind can gauge where he has to go to avoid the low hanging wires & tree branches.

Here's what's happening at Open Arms:

Leadership Training August 2 immediately after service. Open to all.
We will be addressing growth barriers and next steps for Open Arms.

Office: We are looking for volunteers to help in the office with phone
and email communications and filing. Those interested please contact
the church, Pastor Mike, or write it on your Connection Sheet.

Buildings & Grounds:
We need assistance in the cleaning and care of the buildings and
grounds. If you are willing to help out please contact the church or
connect with Brian Mahaney.

Work Day
August 22, 9am-1pm. Snacks provided. Bring your painting clothes.

Have you missed any of the "Can You Hear Me Now" series? Just visit to listen.

Also, visit to stay in touch with
your OA family!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Open Arms Community Church
1289 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701

Port Man Cited For Driving Too Fast After Rolling Car Over At Farmers Valley

Rolled Onto It's Roof
A Port Allegany man received only a minor injury Wednesday night at 9:46 pm when his car overturned in Keating Township.

Wesley Gay, 23, Port Allegany, PA was driving a 2001 Ford Escort north on Route 46 near the Bordell Crossroad. He lost control on a right hand curve, struck an embankment on the east side of the road, with the left front, continued along the embankment until it overturned. The car came to rest on it's roof in the northbound lane of Route 46.

Gay, who was wearing a seat belt, will be cited for Driving At Safe Speed by troopers from the Kane Barracks. Smethport Fire Department assisted troopers at the scene.

Christian Music Festival in the PA Wilds

Christian Music Festival in the PA Wilds
I am looking for interested persons to help with the planning of a Christian Music Festival in the PA Wilds for the Summer of 2010. I am also seeking local musicians to participate. If you are interested in participating in the festival or have an interest in volunteering your time to plan the event please contact Jennifer Stambaugh at 814.642.7635 or via email at I would like to have a meeting the beginning of September to get the ball rolling.

Job Opening

Job Opening Available
Job Coach. Position instructs, monitors, and evaluates consumers with disabilities in employment settings, including lawn and cleaning crews. Experience in MH/MR field and/or education preferred. Must be at least 21 years of age and have a clean driving record. Must have reliable transportation. High School diploma or GED required. Send resume and cover letter to Rose Carpenter, Dickinson Mental Health Center, 4 Allegany Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915, phone 814-260-0088 ext. 141, e-mail EOE


Three More Seasonal Residences Burglarized

More Camp Burglaries
Three more hunting camps were discovered to have been burglarized in Hector Township.

Coudersport troopers report camps belonging to , Kurt Henninger, 849 Independent Road, Breinegsville, PA,; Frederick Taylor, Jr., 47 Pennbrook Drive, Lincoln University, PA; and Al Mousley of Wilmington, Delaware were entered forcibly.

It is unknown yet what items of any were removed from these camps. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Coudersport PSP at 814-274-8690.

Accident Reported On Route 6 East Of Port Allegany

Car Hit Guardrails
Port Allegany emergency services responded to a vehicle accident on Route 6 east of Port Allegany, near the Fessenden Road intersection on Thursday afternoon about 2:00 pm.

A car is reported to have hit the guard rails there.

Today's Recalls

Indian Groceries & Spices, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Nirav Golden Raisins

Abbott Issues Voluntary Recall of POWERSAIL® Coronary Dilatation Catheters

Carefusion Issues Update Regarding Previously Disclosed June 12, 2009 Recall of the Alaris®

United Food Group, Inc. Recalling Product Because Of Possible Health Risk

Rabies Clinic Scheduled For Galeton

Rabies Clinic

There will be a Rabies Clinic held on Saturday, August 15, 2009. It will be held at the
Galeton Town Park, Galeton, PA

. The clinic will be from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

All dogs, cats and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time an animal is vaccinated it is good for one year, every time after that the vaccination is good for three years. All animals must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Ronnie Schenkein of the Coudersport Animal Health Center.

Local Businesses Can Learn Of Exporting Opportunities

Potter County Today
Potter County businesses and industries interested in exploring options for marketing their products or services to foreign countries are encouraged to become involved with the North Central Export Program. The regional organization is tied in with a broader effort that connects local businesses with potential buyers in Russia, China, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Brazil and many other nations.

Additional marketing information will be presented and contacts established during the 11th annual “Bringing the World To You” exporting workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Red Fern in Kersey, from 8 am to 4 pm.

Northcentral Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission operates the Export Program, under the direction of Christine Perneski. She can be reached at 814-773-3162 or More information is also available from the website,

Calling All Artists and Artisans

Calling All Artists and Artisans
We would like to invite you to come and be part of Gale-Fest 2009.

This is quickly becoming an
annual tradition of a weekend celebrating art, music and community! This year’s weekend will begin on Friday September 4 with Jacobs Hollow in the pavilion at John J. Collins Memorial Park.

A flurry of activity will pick up Saturday, September 5th at 10:00am with artists and artisans in the park all day, art walk throughout the community, children’s activities from 12:00pm till 4:00pm in the park and bringing the weekend event to a memorable close will be more music that evening in the pavilion where it all started.

We are inviting you to bring your talents and display them, sell them and/or demonstrate them from 10:00am – 6:00pm at the John J. Collins Park. In 2008, hundreds of people poured out on Galeton to celebrate this weekend of art, music and community. With more activity this year in the park, more people will be excited to see who is taking part in this memorable weekend.

There is no cost to take part in this art and music weekend. The only requirement is you contact
Jennifer Stambaugh via or call 814.545.1205 to preregister and
secure your spot. You need to preregister no later than September 1, 2009.

Natural Gas Leak In Lycoming County WNEP

Quilters Invited To Participate In Gale Fest

Calling All Quilters – Display Your Quilt at the Gale Fest

Do you have a quilt that you have made or holds special meaning to you and your family? A quilt show is being planned for the Gale Fest in Galeton September 4 & 5. Last year’s show was a great success and we are hoping to make it bigger and better this year. We are looking to form a planning committee. If you are interested in being on this committee or would like to display a quilt, please call Deanna Sherman at the Potter County Education Council’s Galeton Office at 814-435-9490. We are looking forward to seeing a wonderful array of hand made quilts.

Tioga County Commissioners Meet

Tioga commissioners take meeting into Clymer Township building

Sun Gazette

SABINSVILLE - The failed property reassessment and countywide zoning were on the minds of two residents during Tuesday night's meeting of the Tioga County commissioners at the Clymer Township building.

About 18 people turned out to ask questions and listen as the commissioners, minus Mark Hamilton who was away at a National Association of County Commissioners conference in Nashville, Tenn., conducted the county's business.

One question that came up concerned the 2008 failed property reassessment. More...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bells Run Family Ripped Off By Unauthorized Charges On Bank Card

Debit Card Tapped For $968.00
Coudersport Troopers are investigating an act of theft, fraud and forgery at a private residence on Bells Run Road.

Ronda and Richard Niver, 422 Bells Run Road, Shinglehouse, PA reported Wednesday that an unknown actor(s) charged $968.11 to their debit card through Radio

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Trooper J.J. Kowalski of the PSP Coudersport station at 814-274-8690.

Fighting Woke Up The Neighbors In Genesee

Fracas In Genesee
State Police are investigating a report of Harassment/Disorderly Conduct that occurred at a residence on Academy Street in Genesee at 10:10 pm on Monday night.

Two known individuals, a 24 year old female from Genesee Townshiip and a 24 year old male from NY state, entered into a verbal argument, which turned into a physical confrontation.

The fracas awakened several neighbors who reported the fight to PSP. The investigation is continuing.

Second Annual Astronomy Festival at Cherry Springs State Park

Second Annual Astronomy Festival at
Cherry Springs State Park-
-August 21-23, 2009

Bring the whole family to Cherry Springs to celebrate the wonders of the universe and the International Year of Astronomy at the second annual Astronomy Festival, August 21-23, 2009 from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm each night.

Cherry Springs is teaming up with Penn State University’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics to provide activities for kids of all ages, and you don’t have to be an expert in Astronomy to join in on the fun. Enjoy feature presentations on the latest in Astronomy research, star chart making and lessons, a telescope building workshop just for the kids on August 23 (pre registration at the welcome tent is required, and recommended age is 10 years), solar viewing, bottle rocket launching, comet making, and Mars Rover Demonstrations.

What’s an Astronomy festival without stargazing? Be sure to stop by the Night Skies Viewing Area each night at 9:00 pm, where we’ll have our telescopes set up on some of the amazing night sky objects that are visible at that time of the year.

On Saturday August 22 join staff of the National Public Observatory (NPO) for Stars-N-Parks, Cherry Springs’ longest-running program.

The festival will be held rain or shine. All activities except stargazing will be held on the Astronomy field. Visitors are asked to park their vehicles in the large lot on the North side of the park.

►For other programs see our calendar of events online at If you have a question about Cherry Springs or our programs, please call 814-435-5010.

►For your safety, programs will be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

► Dress warmly, Cherry Springs can be cool and breezy, even in summertime.

► Find links to local weather and clear sky predictions at -under Cherry Springs State Park’s “Weather” link.

►If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities, due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: 888-PA-PARKS (voice), 888-537-7294 (TTY), 717-558-2711 (local or international TTY), 800-654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service).

The following programs will be offered this week AT SINNEMAHONING STATE PARK


Friday, July 31st, 2009

7:00 pm “Friday Night at 40 Maples” Sinnemahoning State Park offers the visitor a variety of wildlife experiences. Join the park naturalist at the 40 Maples Day Use Area for a short evening wildlife walk. We will go over some wildlife watching tips and walk a short distance to our newly constructed viewing blind. Binoculars will be provided. Water and insect repellent are recommended.

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – “Family Fly-Fishing” – Have you ever watched as a fly-fisherman executed graceful casts across a tumbling stream? Here’s your chance to learn more about this fun activity! Bring the whole family and join PA Fish and Boat Commission personnel and the Sinnemahoning State Park naturalists for a lesson in the sport and art of fly-fishing. You’ll receive information on rods and reels, line, fly types, and much, much more. You’ll end the program with a chance to practice your new-found skills on the waters of the First Fork. Pre-registration by July 29th is required. Meet at 40 Maples Day-Use Area. Waders, water shoes or old sneakers, insect repellent, and sunscreen are recommended. For questions or additional information, contact the park office at 814-647-8401.

4:00 pm – “Afternoon Adventures” – Connect to the outdoors and nature on our afternoon adventure. Meet the park naturalist at the campground amphitheater and join us for a short lowlands trail hike. It’s an easy hike. Hiking shoes, water and insect repellent are recommended

8:30 pm – “Pennsylvania’s Forgotten Giants” – Join the park naturalist at the campground amphitheater as we explore the beauty and majesty of our few remaining stands of hemlock, tulip poplar and whit pine. Find out why scientists believe their worth is priceless. And see how you can help natural resource agencies preserve old growth forests and other living treasures for future generations.

Sunday August 2nd, 2009

PONTOON BOAT EXCURSION at Sinnemahoning State Park. Enjoy a relaxing and scenic 45 minute tour of the dam as we explore wetlands and the Bald Eagles. Rides begin at noon, 1:30p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Our pontoon boat has 18 available seats. Reservations will be taken by calling the park office. You may also sign up in person at the park office until noon. Afterwards, reservations will be taken at the Eagle Watchers Tent at the boat launching area.

Please be at the boat launching area 5 minutes prior to departure or forfeit your space. For more information on tour dates and prices, call the park office at (814) 647-8401.

For more information, contact Sinnemahoning State Park office at 814/647-8401.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: (888) PA-PARKS (voice), (888) 537-7294 (TTY), (717) 558-2711 (local or international TTY), (800) 654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service). With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs. For more information visit our web site at