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Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Commemoration of Ruth Agar" on Saturday In Ulysses

The Ulysses Library and the Ulysses United Methodist Church will be hosting "Commemoration of Ruth Agar" on Saturday, August 22 from 10 to Noon at the Ulysses Library. Light refreshments will be served. Ruth was a popular grade school teacher for many and was an asset to the community during her lifetime. Please join us in honoring her memory on this day.

Update On Roulette Habitat House Build

for AUGUST 15th, 2009

We wish to express our appreciation to the many Volunteers who have helped to get the Roulette house under roof and to the point where it is now!!! The response we have received has been awesome.

The house at Roulette is now under roof as far as the sheathing is concerned. The construction schedule for next week is as follows:

Monday, August 17th – Wednesday, August 19th - We will start at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Monday because of the temperature and work until about Noon putting the paper and shingles on the roof. Other work that can be done for those three days is building the railings on the front and back porches and building the interior walls.

The windows and doors should be at the job site either on Wednesday, Aug. 19th or Thursday, Aug. 20th. I would like to get them installed as soon as they are there. We would like to have the above work all completed by Saturday, Aug. 22nd.

We also need to start framing underneath the house between the piers to close in the bottom crawl space of the house.

The work to be done this week will allow us to keep our house build on schedule.

Please let me know as soon as possible (by e-mail at as to which project you can help with and when you can be there! During the week you should be sure to bring plenty of water and/or Gatorade. On Saturday, August 22nd, the Riverside United Methodist Church will be providing lunch for all the Volunteers.

Thank you to the Women’s Club of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for providing beverages and lunch today!

Your interest and help in the Roulette House are greatly appreciated.

Jim and Charlotte Blain,Potter County Habitat Volunteer Coordinators

Laurie Barr has taken thousands of photos of the Roulette House Build at every stage of construction, you can view some of them here.

Reinhardt Mathwig, 76, of Genesee and Bedminster, PA

Reinhardt Mathwig, 76, of Genesee and Bedminster, PA, died Saturday, August 15, 2009 at his home in Genesee.

Surviving are: his wife, Dorothy Lauer Mathwig; sons, Ronald Mathwig of Genesee and Steven (wife Carol) Mathwig of Bedminster; a daughter, Patricia Mathwig of Sellersville; five grandchildren; and a sister, Sigrid Szukalski of Warrington. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon Welsh, on April 9, 2009.

A gathering will be held in Bedminster. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Virginia E. Gill, 76, of Ulysses, PA

Virginia E. Gill, 76, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, August 14, 2009 in her home. Born February 19, 1933, in Carlisle, PA, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Annie Keener Schaefer.

She was employed by the Ox Yoke in Galeton for ten years and worked as a caregiver for the elderly. Virginia was a faithful member of the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

Surviving are: a son, Paul (Diane) Gill of Addison, NY; three daughters, Donna (Thomas) Kio of Ulysses, Freda Gill of Enola, PA, and Brenda Outman of Port Allegany, PA; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jesse (Jane) Schaefer of York, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward L. Gill; and two brothers, Darwin Schaefer and Webster Schaefer.

Friends may call at the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Tuesday, August 18th from 5:00 -- 7:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 7:00 PM. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Carts' & Schoonover's Have Press Conference

Four Swain operators to settle into new roles

By Brian Quinn
Scott Carts will handle bookkeeping and managing finances internally. Jodi Carts will tackle marketing. Shawn Schoonover will deal with outside financing and Celeste Schoonover will concentrate on events and retail sales coordination.
Both couples are business partners who own Ski Denton in Coudersport, Pa. and now operate Swain.

“It will probably switch around a little bit as far as the schedule of who’s going to be here,” Jodi Carts said following Thursday’s press conference. “There will be one of us here, perhaps two of us.” More...

Habitat Needs A Hand Today--Can You Help?

Habitat Needs A Hand
The Habitat Crew working on the Roulette House Project could use a few hands today. They are working with a skeleton crew. If you can help come on down to the Habitat House and volunteer.

Obama Administration Tax Changes Will Cut Oil & Gas Production

'Our country will have absolutely no control over its energy prices'

Oil & Gas Journal
Published: Aug 13, 2009

National Stripper Well Association Chairman Dewey Bartlett Jr., in an Aug. 12 statement on a US Energy Information Administration prediction that the Obama administration’s proposed federal oil tax changes would reduce future US output of crude oil annually by 15.4% and natural gas by 8.9% by the end of 2012:

“The decreased production that will result from the proposed tax increases will have a catastrophic effect upon the American consumer since less domestic oil means higher prices.

“The [Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries] leadership will have almost exclusive control over the world-wide pricing of crude oil as well as all products refined from crude oil such as gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel. Each of the thirty-plus states that have oil and natural gas production will experience a sharp decrease in tax revenues and significant job losses.More...


I've sent this on because it seems to tie in to an article I read this AM on "S.Wd." Limited exploration/development/production is due to low market prices, faulty legislation, and public outcry on numerous issues, and will not do a thing to advance the Marcellus play. In spite of positive strides to develop the infrastructure needed, without prompt changes of the latter two, not much will be happening in the Marcellus... at least on the scale that could exist. There is a great deal of natural gas in many other parts of the world that can and is being developed without the current turmoil that exists within our own country. It doesn't matter that it's not the quality of Marcellus gas, even w/transportation costs considered buying natural gas and oil abroad is easier. U.S. companies have been drilling outside our own boundaries for decades ... fewer hassles! What's new?

Accident Reported South of Wellsville

Wellsville Critical Care ambulance has responded to a one car accident at the intersection of County Road 29 & County Road 39 at Yorks Corners on Saturday morning at about 10:40 am.

Urgent Recall

Hospira Issues Urgent Device Recall For AC Power Cords

Public Enemies Playing Thru Monday At Coudersport Theatre

Public Enemies

Register Now For Coudy Town-Wide Yard Sales

The annual town-wide yard sales in Coudersport are scheduled for Saturday Sept. 5 from 8 am to 4 pm., so start cleaning out your attics, garages, your husband's den and your backporch and dream about all the extra money you can use for Christmas shopping by selling your leftovers.
It's a fun filled annual event, sponsored by the Coudersport Chamber of Commerce and that draws hundreds of people to our community. Shirley Leete reports that 37 Yard Sales are already signed up.

If you want your yard sale on the borough map, contact Shirlee Leete before Friday, August 25 at 5 p.m. My phone numbers are (home) 814-274-8627; (cell) 814-335-2738 and e-mail (which must include "yardsale" in the subject or it won't be opened)- is

Hi Jim- Update- 37 sales listed so far. I've heard so much excitement about the upcoming yard sales on Sept. 5th and I'm adding the Special Olympics sale to the list as a courtesy to those who give so much of their time to this wonderful cause. It was reported in a newspaper last week end that there would be a small fee charged to have your name on the map. I agreed to do this again this year with the understanding that there would be "no"fee for listings. Our economy is bad here in Potter County and I imagine many families are having yard sales to raise extra money for children's school clothes or to help pay their taxes. It's wrong to charge a fee and therefore if the Chamber insists, then I'll pay for it out of my own pocket. I also plan to list each yard sale and the addresses on Solomons words the Monday or Tuesday prior to the yard sale date.
Shirlee Leete

Friday, August 14, 2009


Bradford Bypass
CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT/District 2) issues the following update for the Route 219, McKean County/Bradford Bypass project. This update is for the week of August 17. Contractor on the $28.1 million project is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. The project extends from just north of the city of Bradford in Pennsylvania to the New York State line.

All work is weather/schedule dependent and can be subject to change. The following work schedule is for the week of August 10:

• Kendall Avenue northbound remains closed for reconstruction. Kendall Avenue is restricted to one lane for southbound traffic only. Northbound traffic is to follow the posted detour. Kendall Avenue work will include cement concrete, bituminous concrete, curb and sidewalk placement and drainage work.
• Holly Drive access will be restricted to left turns only to South Kendall Avenue.
• Contractor continues to work on southbound reconstruction by performing sub-grade repairs, sub-base placement and drainage work.
• Northbound and southbound traffic are traveling in the northbound lanes, separated by concrete barrier from Forman Street to north of Hillside Drive.
• Southbound ramps at the Foster Brook interchange remain closed. Traffic is to follow the posted detour.
• Contractor continues to work on southbound bridges. Work includes expansion dam replacements, steel retrofits, deck repairs, approach slabs and painting.
• Tuna Crossroads (Township Route 369) will be open to traffic.
• Tuna Valley Trail access at Bolivar Drive is closed due to bridgework. Trail access is still available at Crook Farms and the Seaward Avenue side of Tuna Crossroads (Township Route 369).
• Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 north to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic is to follow the posted detour.
• Drivers should use extra caution while entering the construction area from the on-ramp areas. Be aware of approaching traffic speeds and restricted lanes at ramps.
• Motorists need to watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone.
• Lane width in the construction zone is 10 feet.
• Please obey posted speed limits and remember to always buckle up.

For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit PennDOT’s website at

PCEC Class Schedules

First Step: Starting a Small Business

A FREE workshop designed to give you a head-start with your business. Topics include: Guidelines on how to finance your business; What to consider before starting a business; License and tax information; Regulations governing a business; How and why to prepare a business plan
Other resources you can use to help you plan and succeed. This workshop will be presented by the Small Business Development Center of Clarion University and will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m. – Noon. To register visit our website at or call 814-274-4877.

2010 LPN Cohort Forming in Coudersport

The Potter County Education Council will once again partner with Pennsylvania College of Technology to bring an LPN course to the PCEC’s Coudersport office. Hurry don’t miss this opportunity. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2009. For more information, call Carol Spaulding at 814-274-4877.

Photography Workshop with Curt Weinhold

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Photography Workshop with Curt Weinhold at the Galeton Office. Learn to capture autumn’s brilliant colors with your digital or film camera. This 4-5 hour workshop combines some tech talk with a fieldtrip to Lyman Run State Park. Covered subjects include: Proper Setting of Camera Menu, Which Lens to Use, Which Aperture and Why, The Best Filter Ever, How to Select an ISO to Suit Conditions, Flash, Carrying Bags, Batteries & Tripods, Learn to See the Light ~ Not Only the Subject, Websites, Photo Editing and Software. We will look for scenes, close-ups, and moving water to photograph and come home with trophy pictures. Visit Curt’s website to see sample pictures as The date for this workshop is Saturday, September 19 beginning at 10 a.m. The cost for the course is $48 per person. For more information or to register visit our website at or call 814-435-9490.

Master Gardener Class

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener - here is your chance. A new class will be forming beginning in September The Master Gardeners coursework will run for 13 sessions. The curriculum will include specifics on soils and growing environments for the McKean/Potter/Cameron/Elk county region. For more information on the curriculum and schedule, please contact Bill Waltman, Extension Educator, at (814) 274-8540.

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

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

August 24 FrontPage 2 6 – 9 p.m.

September 1 PowerPoint 1 9 a.m. – Noon

September 8 PowerPoint 2 9 a.m. - Noon

To register visit our website at or call 814-274-4877

PCEC Galeton Computer Schedule

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

August 25 Outlook 1 6 – 9 p.m.

September 1 Outlook 2 6 – 9 p.m.

September 8 Internet 1 6 – 9 p.m.

To register visit our website at or call 814-435-9490, 814-274-4877 or 814-642-2295.

New Jersey Man Had Marijuana In Eulalia Township

Pot Found In Residence
The Pennsylvania State Police investigated an incident where an individual discovered a baggie of suspected marijuana and a marijuana pipe with marijuana in it at a residence at 219 Town Line Road in
Eulalia Township on July 26th.

It was subsequently determined that the paraphernalia and marijuana belonged to Edward Joseph Kunyz, 22, of 92 Stephen Road, Bricktown, New Jersey. Kunyz will be charged through District Court 55-3-01.

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

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In Potter County Court news, an Elmira woman has been admitted to the ARD program for six months for stalking and harassment. Ramona Roche 43, was also ordered to pay all costs and a fee of $525.00 and to perform 25 hours of community service to the county. She was also ordered to have no contact with the victim. According to DA Dawn Fink, In September of 2008 the defendant repeatedly phoned her ex-boyfriend after being told by PSP not to do so. The calls were made to the victim’s home in Roulette, PA.


Another 43 year old woman is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty recently to furnishing alcohol to minors. According to DA Fink, Corrie Nortum and a co-defendant, both over 21, purchased four 12 packs of beer for a minor, Robert Fiske on November 11, 2007 at the Northwoods in Eulalia Township after he asked them to do so. Nortum will be sentenced on September 9. More News....

Former Smethport Woman Dead

Woman badly hurt in leap from van
in Canandaigua died Thursday

Information from
Democrat & Cronicle

Ontario County sheriff’s deputies are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in a late night incident that seriously injured a woman from Maryland.

Deputies were called to Route 332 in Canandaigua just after 11 p.m. Tuesday after an apparent argument between sisters led to one sister being critically injured when she jumped from a moving vehicle.

Mary Anne Fetter, 38, of Baltimore, formerly of Smethport, PA, was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight. The incident closed the northbound lane of 332, north of County Road 8, for more than two hours.

Ontario County sheriff’s deputies said Mary Anne Fetter and her sister, Linda Fetter, 41, of Henrietta were riding in the back seat of a van being driven by Karen Hoyer, 42, of Pasadena, Md.

The van is owned by Linda Fetter.

Deputies reported that the Fetter sisters were having a verbal disagreement, when Mary Anne apparently opened the sliding rear door on the passenger side and jumped from the moving vehicle onto Route 332, striking her head on the pavement. She suffered a serious head injury, deputies said.

Mary Anne Fetter was treated at the scene by members of Canandaigua Ambulance and the Canandaigua Fire Department. She was flown to Strong where she underwent surgery.

Mary Anne Fetter died on Thursday evening.

The investigation is continuing.

Mary Anne Fetter, 38, Baltimore, MD formerly of Smethport, PA

SMETHPORT- Mary Anne Fetter, 38, of Baltimore, MD formerly of Smethport, died unexpectedly Thursday (Aug. 13, 2009) in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born October 10, 1970, in Bradford, PA, she was a daughter of Kerry S. and Betty Swartz Fetter.

Ms. Fetter was a graduate of the Smethport Area High School, Class of 1988, Pennsylvania State University, 1992, BS in Economics, and earned a law degree from Baltimore University.

She was a self-employed contractor in the construction industry, working around the Baltimore area the past few years.

She volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Baltimore unit, and was a loyal Penn State Alumni.

She lived with and cherished her devoted canine companion, Cisco.

Surviving are her parents, Kerry and Betty Fetter of Smethport, paternal grandma, Ruth A. Fetter of Rebuck, PA, maternal grandma, Jean Swartz of Harleysville, PA; two sisters, Linda S. Fetter of Rochester, NY, Karin J. Fetter of Bradford; 3 nephews; Jadon Carr, Riley Carr and Eli Voss all of Rochester, NY; 4 uncles, 2 aunts, 8 cousins; many life long friends from Smethport, and many friends from Baltimore, MD.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandfathers.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held at a future date and place to be announced.

Memorials can be made to Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport, any SPCA organization, or Finger Lakes Donor Recovery, 30 Corporate Woods, Suite 220, Rochester, NY 14623.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.


"Bear” on Guitar at THE SPOT,
Friday Aug. 14th 6:30-8:30pm.


The SPOT is 3 miles east of Coudersport on Route 6. Between Valley Hardware and Sweden Valley, (the old Mock’s Mini-Mart).

The SPOT is the Coudersport Free Methodist Ministry Center and our Coffee House is every Friday night! There is NO charge. It is a family place and the community is invited.

We have LATTE’S and ICED LATTE’S, and other beverages; Sundaes, Desserts, and snacks. Come in and enjoy an evening out. Everything is by donation.

Pastor Pete

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Slowey Abwender, 83, of Portville, NY, formerly of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Shinglehouse, PA

Portville, NY---Jacquelyn “Jackie” Slowey Abwender, 83, of Portville, NY, formerly of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Shinglehouse, PA, died Friday, August 14, 2009 in the Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, NY after a long illness.

Born January 16, 1926 in Shinglehouse, PA, she was a daughter of Maynard V. and Irene G. Glady Freeborn. On April 1, 1960 in Pavilion, NY, she married James F. Slowey, who died on April 15, 1995. On December 9, 2008 in Little Valley, NY, she married Norman D. Abwender, who survives.

A native of Shinglehouse, Mrs. Abwender graduated from Shinglehouse High School, class of 1943. She also graduated from Bryant and Stratton in Buffalo. A legal secretary on Long Island, Mrs. Abwender was employed by Ray Smith and Son and also Douglas Dayton. She also pursued courses in accounting while residing on Long Island. While living in New Smyrna Beach, she was employed as business manager for two large condominiums.

She was a former member and past matron of Sawanna Chapter O.E.S. in East Hampton, Long Island, NY.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Donald K. (Diana) Bump of Columbia, SC and James F. (Sherry) Bump of Cocoa Beach, Florida; a daughter, Gretta L. (Albert Jr.) Olmstead, of Shinglehouse; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Abwender was predeceased by a brother, Donald M. Freeborn and one grandson.

At Mrs. Abwender’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in the Edgewater Cemetery, Edgewater, Florida.

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

Kittaning Residents Express Outrage At Specter

After meeting on health reform, Specter expresses surprise at public's outrage

Edith J. Lias, Age 77, of 138 Mason St., Westfield, PA

Edith J. Lias, Age 77, of 138 Mason St., Westfield, PA, passed away August 10, 2009 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA. She was born February 1, 1932 in Galeton, PA, the daughter of Benjamin and Nellie Fritchell Loucks.

She was a registered nurse at Charles Cole Hospital, where she was Nursing Supervisor on Med/Surg and also head of the UR Dept. She received her nursing diploma from Robert Packer Hospital and her BS in nursing from Mansfield Univ.

She worked as a substitute school nurse for the Northern Tioga School District.

She was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, Kings Daughters, Le Circle Moderne Book Club, Humane Society, ASPCA, National Wildlife Assn., and was an avid reader and enjoyed author, John Grisham and many other authors.

She is survived by her husband, Harold G. Lias; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Carol and Thomas Enfinger, Atlanta, GA; special companion, "Pompey"; brother, Raymond (Freda) Loucks, Auburndale, FL; sister, Rebecca (Ron) Merrill, Dayton, TN; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Edward Heyler officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA.

Memorial donations may be made to the Westfield United Methodist Church, 158 Church St., Westfield, PA 16950.



BRADFORD, Pa. – A new 103-bed residence hall is not the only construction project on the drawing board at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

In addition to the new residence hall and 102 new parking spaces, the university is finishing a $2.5-million electrical upgrade, will begin work this fall on the $2.5-million Harriett B. Wick Chapel and will renovate the science laboratories in Fisher Hall at an estimated cost of at least $4.5 million.

“Given the severe downturn in the local economy, these capital projects come at a good time because of the additional jobs they bring to the community,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president.

None of the building projects, Alexander said, would be possible without the electrical upgrade, begun in early June.

“The upgrade of the electrical infrastructure on our campus will add much needed electrical capacity and protect our campus from the power outages that have become commonplace on our campus and throughout the region,” he said.

Peter Buchheit, director of facilities management, explained that to increase electrical distribution capacity on campus, crews from Pure Tech Inc. of Bradford replaced all of the wire in the campus’s distribution system and installed new equipment.

In addition, a new dedicated electrical line will be built from the Penelec substation. Buchheit said the project should be completed and brought online by Thanksgiving.

The project that will most affect the academic program is the renovation of the labs in Fisher Hall.

“The renovation of the science labs in Fisher Hall will provide an environment much more conducive to learning as students prepare for careers in the biological and health sciences, chemistry and engineering, or advanced study in graduate school,” Alexander said.

Dr. Steven Hardin, vice president and dean of academic affairs, said, “There has been substantial growth in many of the disciplines that use those labs.”

“We’d really like to bring our labs up to state-of-the-art standards,” he said. In recent years, the university has invested in new equipment, which the new labs will make easier to use.

Dr. Lauren Yaich, chairwoman of the division of biological and health sciences and associate professor of biology, explained that renovations will improve safety, the use of space, educational techniques and aesthetics and make Pitt-Bradford’s labs cutting-edge.

“Increasing enrollments in the science and health-related fields have led to many more lab sections being run,” she said. “We hope to optimize the usage of existing lab space with these renovations so we can accommodate more lab sections to meet student needs and also provide a roomier, safer environment for the faculty and students.”

Work on the 150-seat Wick Chapel has begun, and a cornerstone laying ceremony is planned for Sept. 11. The chapel should be completed by late spring 2010.

The chapel will be built on the west end of campus, facing the Tunungwant Creek.

Naming opportunities for the chapel remain. For more information, contact Karen Niemic Buchheit, executive director of institutional advancement, at or (814)362-5091.

Benefit Scheduled For Eldred Fire Departments

Potter County Commissioners Meeting 8-14-09


August 14, 2009

**All items on the agendas were approved.
No bids were received for the 21
st Century Site Coordinator Assistant.

MINUTES – 07/30/09

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o Resignations

§ Sheriff Ken Sauley has served on the board since July 2002.

§ Hillari Dickerson has served on the board since January 2006.

§ Steve Symans has served on the board since June 2000.

o Re-Appointment

§ PCHS recommends the re-appointment of John Moshier for a 3-year term ending July 2012.


· AMENDMENT TO NORTH FORK DAM AGREEMENT – Between Potter County and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) due to an increase in the estimated dollar value of the original agreement for the North Fork Dam project.

· CONTRACT – Between Potter County Department of Emergency Services (DES) and Priority One Consulting LLC for a consolidated wireline/wireless E9-1-1 plan to comply with Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency’s (PEMA) standards of completion at a cost of $15,000.00.

· ADDENDUM TO UNION CONTRACT – Between Potter County and SEIU Local 668/PA Social Services Union to provide for pay adjustments due to state budget delay. The terms will be effective August 6, 2009 through September 8, 2009.

CONTRACT – Between Potter County and Northwest Saving Bank for a General Obligation note of $350,000.00 at an interest rate of 3.84% for a period not to exceed 60 months.

The Potter County Commissioners do freely direct the solicitor to prepare and file all necessary documentation required consistent with the municipal Debt Limitation Act and further hereby authorize the appropriate members of the Board of Commissioners to sign on behalf of the county of Potter any and all legal instruments or documents deemed necessary and appropriate to implement and legally effectuate the incurring of the debt herein authorized.

· CONTRACTS – Between Potter County and UGI Energy Services for natural gas at a rate of $6.80 per dkh from April 2010 through October 2010 to supply the Courthouse, Gunzburger Building and the Human Services building through March 2011.


MENTAL HEALTH 08/09 09/10

Jack Goga

Independent Escort contractor

Delegate functions only. N/A N/A

7/1/09 to 6/30/10


Diana Cabisca

21st Century Site Assistant

Addendum for mileage N/A $.38/mile

1/19/09 to 6/30/10

AGING 08/09 09/10

Addendum to contracts

Substitute Senior Center Managers

(Change in minimum wage effect. 7/24/09)

Marie Miles

Amy Empson

Lila Hewitt

Jack Hewitt

Vera Karhan

Karen Lynch

Cora Roth $7.15/hr. $7.25/hr.

7/24/09 to 6/30/10


· Retroactive - Nancy Hurt, Jennifer Leightley, Deanna Dow (DRO) – Case Closure and PIM II Workshops, August 12, 2009, Ridgway, Pa. Request for meals and mileage expenses. There is no registration fee.

Purpose: Staff must be trained to use the PIM II screens and the correct procedures to follow the new closure policies and related computer updates

· Colleen Wilbur (PCHS) – 2009 Needs Assessment, August 18, 2009, Harrisburg, Pa. Request for meals and mileage expenses. There is no registration fee.

Purpose: Mandatory to learn new assessment process for upcoming year.

· John Hetrick (DES) – PEMA Annual Conference, September 27-29, 2009, Harrisburg, Pa. Request for mileage expenses only. All other expenses are paid by PEMA.

Purpose: Obtain updated information on changes to the emergency management programs and how business is conducted.

· Glenn Dunn (DES) – PEMA Annual Conference & Annual LEPC Conference, September 25-30, 2009, Harrisburg, Pa. Request for mileage expenses only. All other expenses are paid by PEMA.

Purpose: Obtain updated information on changes to the emergency management programs and how business is conducted. Training is also required for certification.

· John Hetrick, Glenn Dunn (DES) – PA Interoperability Conference, September 30 – October 1, 2009, State College, Pa. Request for mileage expenses only. All other expenses are paid by PEMA.

Purpose: Obtain knowledge to promote interoperability among the Commonwealth, County and local responders.


· HIRING – Department of Emergency Services Director John Hetrick requests the hiring of Glenn Dunn as Acting Emergency Management Coordinator effective August 3, 2009 based on an annual salary of $30,000.00 plus full benefits.

· RESIGNATION – Steven Miller from position of Juvenile Probation Officer effective August 14, 2009.

· HIRING – Diane Bean as MSAG Clerk, Class III at the Department of Emergency Services at an hourly rate established per the union contract effective August 19, 2009.


· Applications for County Liquid Fuels Tax Funds to encumber county aid as follows:

    • Bingham Township - $5,019.87
    • Eulalia Township - $4,637.80
    • Sweden Township - $4,056.36
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Special Olympics is having a yard sale Sept. 5th

Special Olympics is having
a yard sale on Sept 5th at 403 Rt 6 West,
and we areaccepting any thing you want to
donate until Sept. 5th. Please help us by
dropping off items at Lampman's at the
same address before Sept.5th

thanks for helping Special Olympics

Professional Knife & Scissor Sharpening Saturday In Port Allegany

Knife and Scissor Sharpening at
"The LOOKOUT" by a professional with professional
equipment. They will be here Saturday the 15th from
10 AM to 2:00. You can come in then or bring your items
in beforehand and leave them. The Lookout is located
on RT 6 at the top of the hill one mile west of Port Allegany.
814-642-7901 for more info.


Potter County Citizen Corps To Re-organize

citizencorpsLong-time community volunteers Cliff and Fay Wood from Ulysses are spearheading an effort to resurrect the Potter County Citizen Corps, with a reorganizational meeting to be held at 7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the county’s Emergency Operations Center.

Members of fire and ambulance organizations, as well as municipal officials and all others interested in public safety, are encouraged to participate. Mission of the Citizen Corps is to make townships and boroughs across the county safer and better prepared to respond to threats such as public health issues, disasters, criminal activity or acts of terrorism. The program is integrated with the state’s Community Emergency Response Team initiative.

For more information on the Potter County Citizen Corps, call 814-274-8920.

Potter County Human Services Advisory Board

Vacancies exist on the Potter County Human Services Advisory Board, a volunteer organization that provides oversight, advice and advocacy for programs such as mental health, drug and alcohol abuse treatment, children’s services, mental retardation and the Area Agency on Aging.

It is through the input of a broad cross-section of citizens, from consumers to community leaders, that the county’s Human Services agency can operate the most effectively.

Anyone interested in serving on the Advisory Board is encouraged to call (814) 544-7315.

Rabies Clinic Saturday In Galeton

Potter County/Penn State Cooperative Extension is sponsoring rabies clinics at sites throughout the county. Cost is $5.00 per animal.

Dr. Ronnie Schenkein from Coudersport Animal Health Center will administer the vaccine. She will be assisted by 4-H members.

Dogs, cats and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. A first-time shot is good for one year. Subsequent vaccinations are good for three years. All animals must be on a leash or in a container.

Remaining clinics will be held from 1-4 pm as follows:

  • Aug. 15 at the John Collins Park in Galeton;
  • Sept. 5 at the Ulysses Firehall;
  • Sept. 12 at the Shinglehouse Community Park.

Bill Cahir Killed In Afghanistan

Former Congressional Candidate, Reporter Killed in Afghanistan

Former 5th District Congressional candidate Bill Cahir has been killed in Afghanistan.

The 40-year-old US Marine sergeant had been serving in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and served two tours in Iraq.

After returning from Iraq he resumed his career in journalism and worked for the Express-Times of Easton.

He later decided to run for Congress when longtime US Representative John Peterson announced his retirement. He ran on the Democratic ticket against Clearfield County commissioner Mark McCracken, who won the Democratic primary but was defeated in the general election by Republican Glenn Thompson.

From the Defense Department and previous WESB/WBRR news reports

Potter County Dept of Health Offers Free Shots

Hi -
I was wondering if you could put something on your blog about the PA Dept of Health.

Is anyone aware that they offer free shots to anyone?

The program is aimed towards EVERYONE. I think there is a misconception that this is only for Welfare recipients, which is the total opposite of the truth. This program is for EVERYONE, which includes people with insurance. They give any/all shots that are needed.

They do have a wage guideline, but even if you fall above the max, the cost is only $5.00 PER PERSON regardless of how many shots are given at the time.

They are located at 269 Us Highway 6 W Ste 2 (Which is in the same building as Careerlink and Dept of Welfare.


Smethport - Ronald R. Baney, 75, of Smethport, PA

Smethport - Ronald R. Baney, 75, of Smethport, died Wednesday (August 12, 2009) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

He was born Oct 18, 1933 in Lock Haven, a son of William and Lillian Bowmaster Clair. On Sept. 27, 1977, in Shinglehouse, PA, he married Rena Mattison-Goodwill, who survives.

Mr. Baney attended Lock Haven area schools, and was employed by Dresser Rand in Olean, NY.

He was a Sgt. 1st Class in the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by

2 Daughters

Step Son, Dean (Lynne) Goodwill of Smethport, PA; step daughter, Peggy (Truman) Ford of Smethport, PA.

two sisters: Barbara Baldwin of Olean, NY, Isabelle Rombke of Sparta, NC

one brother: William Baney of Mill Hall, PA

many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step son, William Goodwill, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10-11 A.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will begin at 11A.M., in the funeral home, with the Rev. Jack Gregg, pastor of the Regular Baptist Church, Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.

Memorials may be made to Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport, or to the McKean County VNA and Hospice. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is seeking vendors for its third annual vendor fair to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 as part of Alumni and Family Weekend.

“This event is part of our effort to showcase local food, regional artwork, handcrafted items and more,” said Lindsay Hilton Retchless, director of alumni relations.

This year’s fair will feature a block party theme and a “Taste of Bradford” for area restaurants to show off their cuisine.

The fair will be held on the Campus Drive loop in front of the Campus Police station. In the event of rain, it will be held in the McDowell Fieldhouse.

Last year about 60 vendors took part in the event. Past vendors have sold hand-made jewelry, homemade food and food items, crafts, spa products and home-sale products. Also taking part were student organizations, a basset hound rescue organization and an alpaca farm.

Vendors this year will include Flickerwood Wine Cellars, the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce, Pampered Chef and more.

For more information, contact Retchless at 814-362-5091 or or Christina Graham, director of student activities, at 814-362-7593 or There is a $20 fee for a booth. The deadline for registration is Sept. 4.

Today's Recalls

Barr Laboratories, Inc. issues a voluntary nationwide recall of Dextroamphetamine/Amphetamine 20mg Tablets, Lot number 311756


Huge Estate Auction
Saturday, August 22, 2009--9:00 AM

2685 Rt. 46--Coleville, PA
Between Rew & Farmers Valley

Contents of One Of the last remaining Original Oil Field McKean County, S.H. Elder Oil Co. Coleville Pa. PHOTOS

Large quantity of Antique Tools & Antique Household Items from a wonderful Old Homestead in McKean County.

M & W Auction has been chosen to liquidate the contents of the former S.H Elder Oil Co. as well as the Estate of a prominent Coleville resident.

REAL Estate to be offered at 12 NOON
Approx 11 Acres with an excellent 2 story barn ,new roof , original 2 story church (needs repair) A Quaint 5 room house with full attic and basement, a six bay tin garage, a two story block ware house , and several out buildings.

Terms of Real Estate
10% Down at close of bidding.
Balance due at closing in approx. 30 days.
Property sold .S.T.A. 10% B.P.

This is only a partial listing.
Oak curved glass china cabinet, Large oak dining table, oak stacking bookcase, spinning wheel,Treadle sewing machine, potty chair,3 piece bedroom set, oak drop leaf table, 1 door gun cabinet, Partners desk, office chairs, large porcelain refrigerator, Meat cleavers,crocks, Jugs, broad axes, Ice tongs, yellow dog, wooden rake, wooden ringer,candy container, Tom & Jerry punch bowl ,Old toy buddy L truck, Old toys, Old advertising items, Post Cards,carbide lights, one man band, Kendall oil cans,Indian dolls, Mr. Peanut, Old tins, Quantity of old game and hunting magazines, Rosie O Neal budda, unusual vacuum cleaner, Trombone, Old knives, old coffee grinder,Telegraph key & book, Kitchen items, celluloid dresser box, fishing poles, many old cook books,wooden croquet set, old comic books, old locks, Cookie Jars in original boxes, Halls ware , Hall hooks,Porcelain Sign, 2 - Old Gas stoves on legs, Old Bath tubs, Parlor stove , old sleds, drying racks, milk bottles, doll house, Very ornate hot water heater, Stanley plane #55,Snow shoes, Lots of old traps, harness hook, Old Guns, Old ammo boxes, carved powder horn, Old magazines, old records, beer tap handles, Oak Post Office desk,Large collection of 60's dolls.
Trinkets Galore: many more boxes to be unpacked!

Frigidaire Refrigerator ,Norge Washing Machine, Sofa, Recliner, Love seat, Large dresser, Metal file cabinets,1 with a safe in it.

RARE: Evinrude Skeeter Snow Mobile ,with reverse
1967-69 good condition

1993 FORD F150 Pickup Truck in fair condition.
1958 FORD F600 Utility Bed Truck
Remains of a Studebaker jettney.

Sterling Gas Pump ,Jackson Out board Motor, Hit & miss engines, pipe elevator, Large vise, Kendall Barrel, Brass valves and gauges, Brass gas nozzle, brass oilier , impact wrench, large Keystone vise, Anvil, Pipe wrenches, Augars, Socket set ,Reddy heater 55, Wrenches, oil cans, shovels, Picks, utility trailer ,
Spray guns, Welding gauges, Large Floor Jack, Old grind stone, Large belt driven drill press and belt driven grinding wheel, Large Pipe Threader, Antique Floor Jack, ladders, compressor , 4 cyl.Jeep Motor, Electric Pipe threader,15 ton bearing press,Model A Ford Radiator, Model A Steering Column, Old hub caps. Bins of Pipe Fittings, well valves, well rods, Old Auto manuals, Kohler generator, Torch set and carrier, Large flow recorder for gas well, Barrell Pumps, Lots of chains of various lengths, 3 phase electric motor bench grinder,Pulleys, Belts, numerous pressure gauges, brass gas handle, gas space heaters, wooden truck wheels, Kabota tractor front tire, cast iron radiator, Large drill , wooden barrel, three 12' I Beams, Bag Trk, wheel barrel, Horse drawn items, 2 large rolls of chain link fence, manure scoop, cultivator, hand plows, Implement seat, Rototiller , Plastic Pipe, Old Bikes ,Old Mowers, wooden ladders, large selection of axes,Shovels, hammers,ALMOST ANY TOOL YOU NEED!
There is an extremely large amount of Vintage Oil field tools and equipment as well as a large quantity of tools!

Terms: Cash or Check :Usual 10% B.P. to be added
to all sales, All Items sold "AS Is, Where IS"

M & W Auctions Company
Peggy & Bill Morgart
Coudersport Pa.

Carl Vining Auctioneer AU3475L

Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Thieves Steal Prescription Medication From Unlocked Home

Medicine Stolen
Sometime between August 5th and August 9th, unknown actor(s) entered an unlocked residence on Plank Road Hollow, in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

The intruder(s) removed prescription medication from inside the residence of Bernard M. Bauer, of Emporium, PA.

Anyone with information on this crime should contact PSP Emporium.

No Injuries In Two Car Crash In Emporium

Emporium Boro Crash
Troopers at Emporium investigated a 2 car accident at the intersection of Pine Street and East Allegany Avenue in Emporium Borough on Tuesday morning at 10:40 am.

The crash occurred when Kevin Eckenroad, 18, of Emporium failed to yield his 1995 Buick LeSabre to a 1997 Ford Explorer driven by Mary L. Rodich, 84, of Emporium, PA.

Eckenroad's Buick struck the Explorer in the left front fender/ wheel area. Both vehicles came to rest on East Allegany Avenue prior to being removed from the highway. Neither driver was injured.

Eckenroad will be cited for Failing to Yield through District Court 59-3-01. Further investigation is continuing according to troopers.

Vehicle Rear End Stolen In Lumber Township

Theft Investigated
Emporium State Police investigated the theft of a vehicle rear end that was taken from the end of a driveway at 23677 CCC Memorial Highway in Lumber Township.

The rear end belongs to Joe Gehringer of Driftwood, PA. It was removed between August 5th and August 6th.

Open Arms Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Hello everybody! I hope you can be out enjoying the weather!

Well, the last series, "Can You Hear Me Now" has come to it's
conclusion last weekend. We will be starting a whole new series of
messages this weekend called "Wholehearted." Come join us at 10:15!
If you missed any of the last series you can always catch it online at

Here's what is going on at Open Arms:

Prayer & Fasting: Our week of prayer and fasting is Aug. 24-28.

“Last Friday” Prayer & Praise Celebration Service. Our week of prayer
& fasting
will end with this service Friday Aug. 28th, from 6pm-10pm including
worship, & communion.

Membership Class:
Aug. 30, Immediately following Service. Lunch will be provided.

Bradford Area Christian Academy "Education That Honors God" Now
Accepting Student Registrations For Pre-K to 7th Grade (Scholarships
Are Available).
Opportunities Also Exist For Short and 1 Long Term Substitute Teacher.
For More Info, Please Contact Jim @ (814) 558-4638 or

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.

Have a great rest of the week and God bless!
Open Arms Community Church
1289 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701