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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Westfield Man Uninjured After Car Rolls Over

Brakes Went Out
A Westfield man was uninjured, Saturday afternoon at 3:20 pm, when his vehicle overturned on the White Corners Road in Harrison Township.

Christopher Mitchell, 21, Westfield, PA, was traveling east on SR1019 (Whites Corners Road) in a 1999 Saturn when he discovered his brakes were not working upon approach to a left curve in the roadway. The driver lost control attempting to negotiate the curve, exited the road to the east and struck a ditch. The vehicle overturned one time and came to rest along the east side of the road.

Coudersport Troopers reported Mitchell was wearing a seat belt and no charges were placed.

Potter County Players - Moments to Remember, Sept. 5th

Potter Players
The Potter Players will be presenting "Moments to Remember - A musical journey of the 50's, 60's and 70's" on September 5th, 7:00 p.m. at the Consistory. The best of Potter County's musicians will be serving up this "blast from the past" including a live band conducted by Jack Krone. Paul Herzig is directing the production.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students which includes pizza and a commorative Coke. Tickets are available at the Laurelwood Inn, Dr. Pete Ryan's office, Haubers or State Farm.

It's going to be a great time and invite everyone to join us, especially all of the Coudersport HS alumni in town for the reunion.

Reports To State Police--Emporium

  • 8-19-09 Three known individuals attempted to take items from inside the Dollar General Store on East Allegheny Avenue, Emporium, without paying for said items.
  • 8-20-09 Unknown actor(s) purchased items using a debit card owned by James P. Roberto, Emporium, PA
  • 8-02-09 to 8-21-09 Criminal Mischief. Actor(s) damaged a refrigerator, located on the porch of a seasonal residence on May Hollow Road, in Shippen Township owned by Frederick Hoke of Mount Pleasant, PA. Anyone with information call PSP Emporium 814-486-3321.
  • 8-20/8-21 Theft by Unlawful Taking. Unknown actor(s) took prescription medicine belonging to Barry Lee Bates, Rich Valley Road, Emporium, PA, which had been left outside his residence.

Coneflowers Along Route 44 In Potter County

Curt Weinhold photo

Saturday along Rt44 between Patterson & Cherry Springs Park.
Coneflowers add to the scenic drive to Dark Sky Park.

Person Injured In Lawn Mower Roll-Over on Fiske Hollow Road

Lawn Mower Roll-Over
At 8:40 pm on Saturday evening, Roulette (Station 46) ambulance responded to 542 Fiske Hollow Road where a person is reported to have suffered a shoulder injury when a lawn tractor rolled over.

Great Dane Pups For Sale

We have 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.

Three Hurt In Near Head-On Crash On Clear Creek Road Near Emporium

Emporium Man Airlifted
Three Emporium residents were injured Saturday afternoon when two vehicles collided nearly head-on on Clear Creek Road, 2 miles west of Rich Valley Road in Shippen Township.

Robert Hoffower, 23, Emporium, PA, was flown to Altoona Hospital by Stat Medivac helicopter with moderate injuries. He was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt. Hoffower was driving a blue 1994 Chevrolet 1500 Pick up.

Lyle Lyon, 87, of Emporium, PA, driver of a black 2000 Jeep Cherokee, sustained minor injuries.

Lyon's passenger, Ellen Lyon, 83, Emporium, PA was transported to St. Marys Hospital by Emporium EMS. The severity of her injuries was not known at the time of the report. Both of the Lyons were wearing seat belts.

Emporium State Police said the crash occurred at 2:27 pm as Hoffower's pickup was traveling west and Lyon's Cherokee which was traveling east on Clear Creek Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicles struck nearly head-on in the center of the roadway. The pickup continued west flipping onto it's passenger side, and spinning clockwise, prior to coming to a stop facing west. The Cherokee was pushed into the guide rail and come to rest facing east.

Both vehicles suffered disabling damage and were towed from the scene. Troopers said the investigation is continuing.

Bradford Oil Well A Gusher After Well Shooting

It's a Gusher!

Photo courtesy Anne Holiday's 1490 NewsBlog

The well shoot during Bradford's Oil 150 festivities today turned out even better than planner Chris Kellner of Kellner Well Drilling in Olean expected it would. We'll have many more pictures of today's events coming soon. Stay tuned!

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Sign Up By Friday For Coudy Yard Sales to Get On Map

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 68 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

Charges Pending Against Emporium Driver Who Fled Crash Scene

Hit Guiderail & Fled Scene
Charges are pending against an Emporium driver, who after swerving to miss a deer, crashed into a guiderail on Route 120, about a mile west of Beechroad Road on August 12th.

Justin G. Stuart, 28, Emporium, PA, was driving a 2000 Jeep Wrangler west on Route 120 in Shippen Township, when he avoided the deer and hit the guardrail. He then fled the scene. State Police in Emporium said neither Stuart or his passenger, Troy S. Krivonyak, 38, of St. Marys, was injured.

Hit & Run Crash Probed By Police On Rt. 872

Hit & Run On Rt. 872
A hit & run accident off Route 872 in Grove Township Friday night at 10:30 pm caused damage to a legally parked 2004 Dodge Dakota.

Emporium State Police said the vehicle, possibly a truck or SUV, was traveling north on Rt. 872, when it went off the road and struck the legally parked truck causing minor damage to the Dakota.

The driver then fled the scene in his vehicle, continuing north into Potter County. Troopers said the vehicle will have damage to passenger side, which may include rim and tire damage as well as side mirror damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Annville, PA Man DUI After Traffic Stop On Rt. 6

Found To Be DUI
An Annville, PA man, who was stopped by Coudersport Troopers on Route 6 in Pike Township at 7:24pm Friday evening, was subsequently found to be Driving Under The Influence.

Billy James Albertson, 32, of 720 Palmyra Grove Road, Annville, PA is being charged with DUI and other traffic violations in District Court 55-4-03. Troopers said the investigation is continuing.

Union Contractors Bid Too Much--Prison Bids Opened To Non-Union Contractors

Decision reversed: Nonunion firms can bid on state prison

Corman commends change
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BELLEFONTE - Citing costly bids that threatened to delay construction, state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte, commended a decision by the state Department of General Services to allow local, nonunion contractors to bid on construction of the new 2,000-bed prison in Rockview, saying it will level the playing field, create new jobs and save the state money.

DGS had originally required the contractors enter into Project Labor Agreements on the construction job - which would have prohibited non-union workers and companies from having an opportunity to bid on the project.

However, bids from unionized firms "were deemed too high for the allocation allowed for the project, causing DGS to reopen the bidding process to both non-union and union companies in order to get the best price available," Corman said in a prepared statement. More...

Little League World Series Gets Wet Start

Anthony Louis "Tony" Segulin, Sr., 89, of South Park, PA, formerly of Smethport

Smethport - Anthony Louis "Tony" Segulin, Sr., 89, of South Park, PA, formerly of Smethport, died Friday (August 21, 2009) in Mt.Vernon of South Park, PA, where he had resided since 2007.

He was born Sept 18, 1919 in Davis, WV, a son of Frank and Josephine Ujcic Segulin. On August 5, 1950, in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Smethport, he married Jenny A. Berne, who died on March 29, 2005.

Mr. Segulin was a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army, serving during WWII from 1941 to 1945. He was owner and operator of Segulin's Quaker State, Smethport, for many years, until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport; the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport. Mr. Segulin enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, hunting, and was an avid reader of history and current events.

He is survived by
one daughter: Debbie (Dr. Barkley, Jr.) Daugherty of Olean, NY
Daughter In Law, Maryanne Pysola Segulin of Pittsburgh, PA
granddaughters, Jodi( Kevin) McKeever, Laurie Segulin, and Abbey Daugherty;
Grandson, Christian Daugherty
great grandchildren, Cameron And Allie McKeever.
one sister: Margaret Crosby of Port Allegany, PA
one brother: Joseph Segulin of Mt. Jewett, PA

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony L. "Tony" Segulin, Jr., on April 1, 2009, 2 brothers; and 1 sister.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Tuesday, at 10 AM, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor, as Celebrant. Committal will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. A Christian Wake service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 3:30 pm. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to Archbishop Walsh Academy and Southern Tier Catholic School Improvement Fund, 208 North 24th St., Olean, NY 14760, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at

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

Car Crash Reported Overnight On Barnum Road

Roll Over On Barnum Road

Saturday at 3:35 am, an MVA was reported in Eldred Township.

Eldred Township, Eldred Borough, and Medic 16 were dispatched to the area of 1144 Barnum Road for a 1 car MVA.

The car was reported to have rolled over.

CAFÉ’ WORSHIP at the SPOT is cancelled

Cancelled Tonight
CAFÉ’ WORSHIP at the SPOT is cancelled for tonight. Pastor Pete and Pam will be out of town. Sorry for the late notice.

Café’ Worship is a casual worship service offered at THE SPOT (3 miles East of Coudersport on Route 6) every Saturday at 6pm.

Pastor Pete shares on the guitar and brings a message from God’s Word to those gathered at the Café’ tables enjoying Café beverages.


FRIDAY, is game night at the SPOT – 6:30-8:30pm. Come and enjoy board games with family and friends.

Pastor Pete will share on the guitar. We have hot as well as “iced” lattes, coffee, cold beverages, desserts, ice-cream, and popcorn.

We have a foos-ball table and a pool table. Come and enjoy some family fun. There is no charge. An offering jar is provided.

The SPOT is a ministry of Coudersport Free Methodist Church. Pastor Pete


Shannon Curfman Donates To Locks Of Love

Shannon Curfman of Roulette is 6 years old and this is the first time she has gotten her hair cut. She sent it on to Locks of Love, she is pretty proud of that. Carla Drabert cut her hair.

The Nation's Lighthouse

The Nation's LighthouseAmerica appears to be losing its sense of direction—tossed around by waves of immorality. As believers, God calls us to point others to our heavenly home. Find out how you can be a beacon of light to a lost world. Click here to read Dr. Stanley's online article "The Nation's Lighthouse."

Rep. Marty Causer Reports....

It’s Time to End the Siege and Pass a Working Budget
GOP offers $27.5 billion budget compromise
Ever since Gov. Ed Rendell decided two weeks ago to veto billions of dollars in funding from the interim state budget, human service providers and the people who rely on them have been under siege. So have thousands of college students who are waiting to find out if or when they will get the state grants they were promised.
Gov. Rendell is trying to use these citizens as leverage for his tax-and-spend budget, but it’s not going to work. The majority of state lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats alike, know it’s WRONG to increase taxes when so many Pennsylvanians are struggling to make ends meet.
It’s time for the governor to end the siege and pass a working budget.
A Viable Compromise
That’s why House Republicans have offered yet another responsible, balanced budget compromise. Developed with input from several House Democrats, it:
  • Funds vital services WITHOUT increasing taxes.
  • Increases funding for schools.
  • Prepares us for the future.
Democrats Refuse to Throw Lifeline
We need to move forward on this budget now, especially since Senate Democrats voted against sending a lifeline to college students, human service providers and their consumers by refusing to override more than $2 billion worth of the governor’s vetoes.
They voted against restoring funding for:
  • State grants for college students.
  • Mental retardation services.
  • Rape crisis and domestic violence services that help save lives.
  • Veterans’ assistance programs.
  • Mortgage assistance programs.
This compromise budget is a reasonable solution to the impasse, if only the governor can face the fact the majority of lawmakers – and the majority of Pennsylvania’s citizens – won’t accept a tax increase.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wellsville Police Find Stolen Registration Plates

Plate Thief Nabbed In Wellsville
A Genesee resident, Adam Margeson, who had borrowed his mother's car to drive to work, had both it's NY license plates stolen while it was parked at his home on Wintergreen Road in Genesee Township overnight on August 19th.

The registration plates were found by the Wellsville, NY police department, on a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by one of the known suspects at 11:30 that same night. The suspect was taken into custody by the Wellsville Police.

Coudersport State Police said the investigation is ongoing. They did not name the suspect.

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Orry Murray was ordered to spend two to 23-1/2 months in jail for Simple Assault.

According to Potter County District Attorney Dawn Fink who prosecuted the case, State police arrested Murray after he used a pocket knife to cut Daniel Bells of Kim Hill Road, Roulette on his thigh and below his right arm pit when Bells tried to restrain him after being attacked in Murrary’s Main Street home during the early morning of March 8, 2009.More news....

Columbia County Workers Take Cuts In Hours & Pay


Oil Parade At 10am--Oil Well Shoot At 3:00 pm

Oil 150 Parade Saturday

Saturday is the highlight of Bradford's Oil 150 celebration and the festivities start off with a parade on Main Street at 10 a.m. featuring more than 100 untils, including the University of Pittsburgh Marching Band.

Frank Williams and I will be broadcasting live from the parade on 1490 WESB.

The festivities continue with a vendor fair in the Bradford High parking lot.

Activities surrounding the well shoot start at 3 o'clock in the practice field behind the high school.

Prowling At Night Investigated On Brooklynside

Prowler On Brooklynside
Unknown actor(s) were heard outside Port Allegany woman's residence between 2:30 and 2:40 am on Wednesday morning.

Jamie Moyer reported hearing someone outside her window. A window screen, with a value of $150.00, located at the rear of the residence was also damaged.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Kane PSP at 814-778-5555. Trooper Leslie Oates is the investigating officer.

Holly Spotted Across From Costas Today.....

Holly was spotted in the cemetery across from Costa's in Coudersport this afternoon. If you see her please call 814-558-5648.

45 New Troopers Graduate From State Police Academy

HARRISBURG (August 21, 2009) --Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that 45 men and women joined the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police today following their graduation from the State Police Academy in Hershey.

"These individuals have received the best possible training and are well prepared to face the challenges of law enforcement," Governor Rendell said. "We are counting on these new troopers to help Pennsylvania better protect its residents and ensure the safety of our communities."

Delaware County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll was principal speaker at the ceremony, which was held at Central Dauphin High School. Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski offered remarks and Cadet Reginald T. Roberson of Pittsburgh spoke on behalf of the cadet class.

Cadet Sean M. Jenary of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, was named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award.

Also receiving awards were:

* Cadet Edward A. Knapp of Ulster, Bradford County -- Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award.
* Cadet Gary W. Haskell Jr. of Jackson, Susquehanna County --Charles B. Gesford High Pistol Award;
* Cadet Bradley T. Wolak of Slippery Rock, Butler County --Col. Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award; and
* Cadet Stephen M. Penkala II of York, York County -- John K. Schafer Memorial Physical Fitness Award.

Major John W. Laufer III, director of the state police Bureau of Training and Education, supervised the training of the class, which was the 129th class to graduate from the State Police Academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960.

The graduates, who hail from 30 different counties, have been assigned to seven state police troops across the commonwealth and will report to their stations on Aug. 31. The following new troopers have been assigned to area stations:

Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County
Sean M. Jenary of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County
Roger L. McCloskey of Luthersburg, Clearfield County
Chad E. Savannah of Butler, Butler County


HARRISBURG – The Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Boat Commission issued a joint $35,000 penalty against Clearwater Construction based in Mercer, Mercer County for numerous violations to state and federal regulations, including intentionally discharging concrete laden water into the Conewago Creek in York County.

“By washing this concrete slurry into the creek, Clearwater Construction recklessly endangered the health of a vital York County waterway,” said DEP Southcentral Regional Office Director Rachel Diamond.

A contractor for the state Department of Transportation, Clearwater was replacing the Lewisberry Road bridge straddling the border of Newberry and Conewago townships.

From inspections on Nov. 11, 12. 13, both DEP and the Fish and Boat Commission field staff documented workers intentionally washing poor quality, wet concrete into the creek in order to avoid hauling it away and delaying completion of the bridge.

Additionally, on Nov. 13 and Nov. 17, inspectors noticed that Clearwater did not use best management practices for moving soil and failed to minimize erosion and sedimentation.

The company’s intentional violation of state and federal regulations created a danger of sedimentation pollution in the Conewago Creek and threatened aquatic life.

In addition to breaking Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, the company also violated the state’s Dam Safety and Encroachment Act, Fish and Boat Code regulations and federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements.

DEP received $30,000 of the penalty, $26,000 of which went to the Clean Water Fund and $4,000 went to the Dams and Encroachments Fund. The Fish and Boat Commission also received $5,000.

For more information, visit, keyword: Water quality.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will resume regular hours on Monday, Aug. 24.

Hours of operation for Pitt-Bradford offices will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 31.

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Three Car Crash In Bradford

Crash In Bradford
A person has suffered a head injury in a three vehicle crash in front of CVS in Bradford.
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Vehicle Crash Reported On Route 872 Near Heath Road

Crash On Rt. 872
At 3:15 pm on Friday, Coudersport station 48 firefighters are on scene of a vehicle crash on Route 872 near the Heath Road. They are reporting no injuries, but the roadway is reported blocked.

Help Us Find Holly--Did You Call?

Need more information

I received a partial message from someone calling about Holly. The message was cut off before I got a name or number. If you have seen or found Holly, please call 814-558-5648 or Email

Reil Discusses State Police With Commissioner Pawlowski

Mayor talks with top officer about State Police presence

Frustrated with a perceived overbearing state police presence in the area, the mayor of Bradford has taken the problem to Pennsylvania’s top officer.

Bradford Mayor Tom Riel said he had an amicable conversion Thursday with Col. Frank Pawlowski, commissioner of the state police, about what he believes is an overstepping of boundaries in the city.

“I wouldn’t say that I’m satisfied,” he noted. “I’ll be satisfied when it stops.” More...

Today’s Main Street Committee Meeting Postponed

mainstreetA meeting of the Coudersport Main Street Committee originally scheduled for today (Friday, Aug. 21) has been postponed due to an illness in the guest speaker’s family. A new meeting date will be announced.

The group was formed earlier this year to develop a comprehensive strategy to revitalize Coudersport’s business district. Mission of the Coudersport Main Street Committee is to bring together business leaders, borough officials and the Potter County Board of Commissioners and Redevelopment Authority for the purpose of attracting businesses to occupy the downtown area, primarily Main and Second streets.

Representing the business community are Christie Keglovits, Donald Gilliland and Walter Baker. Coudersport Borough representatives are Mayor Wick Furman, Borough Manager Marlin Moore, Councilman George Hults and Public Works Director Lou Karija. Potter County Today

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Canada Hollow Man Arrested For Another Burglary

Arrested Again
A man from Canada Hollow Road was arrested in July for theft from a camp on the West Branch Road, a mile south of Galeton Borough, that took place on January 20, 2009.

Nicholas Eugene Brown, 23 of 352 Canada Hollow Road in Shinglehouse, PA entered a camp owned by Julie Bartholomew-Iaquinto of Coudersport and stole an old 20 gauge shotgun and an old .22 rifle belonging to Davin Bartholomew of Galeton, PA.

Brown was arrested on July 15th on a warrant and then arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Annette Easton. She set unsecured bail and he was released. She set a preliminary hearing date for August 18, 2009. Those charges were waived to Potter County Court.

On August 18th, Brown was again arrested on a warrant for a burglary that occurred sometime between August 11 and August 29, 2008 at a camp on Kenyon Hollow Road, a mile west of Canada Hollow in Pleasant Valley Township.

At that location Brown broke a locking hasp off a storage shed at a camp owned by Margaret Ann Ledrew of Pine Hill, NJ. He entered the shed and stole a Craftsman chainsaw w/ goggles and earmuffs, and a Husqvarnna chainsaw.

Brown was arrested on August 18, 2009 by Trooper Glenn Drake II of Coudersport PSP and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Barbara Easton. Judge Easton set bail at $15,000.00 w/an option of paying 10% in cash.

Nicholas Eugene Brown was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Potter County Jail.

Camps Damaged & Copper Stolen Near Wharton

Thieves Strike Again
Coudersport Troopers are investigating a theft and criminal mischief where unknown actor(s) cut and removed a total of 12 feet of copper piping and 2 regulators from camps on Bailey Run Road and Ridge Road in Wharton Township, Potter County between August 8 and August 16, 2009.

The victims of the crime were Michael Schermeyer, 1135 Storms Store Road, Gettysburg, PA; Raymond Hollen, 2018 Columbia Street, Loretta, PA; and Elizabeth Davis, 26 Parson Road, Landenberg, PA.

The items were valued at $140.00 and in addition, damages to the properties totaled $120.00. Anyone who can supply any information on these crimes is asked to contact Coudersport PSP at 814-274-8690. The investigating officer is Trooper J. E. Petti.

Lewis Run Driver Stopped For Speeding Gets DUI

Troopers To Charge DUI
A Lewis Run man was arrested this evening for DUI after being pulled over for speeding on South Kendall Avenue in Bradford.

Mark Dunlap, 38, of 7 Richardson Avenue in Lewis Run, PA, was driving a maroon colored 1998 Ford 150 south on South Kendall Avenue. A trooper from the PSP Kane barracks was sitting in a stationary position running radar. Dunlap was clocked on radar at a speed of 42 mph in a 25 mph zone.

The trooper made a traffic stop of the vehicle, and Dunlap was determined to be intoxicated. DUI and summary charges will be filed at District Court 48-1-01.

Fish & Boat Commission Checks Out Gator Sighting

Alligator sighting reported in Potter Township

Centre Daily Times
Lurking within the marshy swamp lands near in Potter Township is an alligator on the loose.

Maybe. Or maybe not.

About two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission looked into a report of an alligator sighting from a woman whose son said he had spotted the reptile near the township building.

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‘Circle of Fifths’ music extravaganza Saturday

2) Musicians (from left) Larry Herbstritt, Jeff Kazimer and Tom Shaffer during an earlier Merten Music Award benefit dinner/dance.
Stephanie Symans (left) and Sarah White of the teen band, Glass Onion

“It’s all about the music,” says Larry Herbstritt of Coudersport, a man who knows more than a little about the topic.

He’s talking about the Robert Merten Circle of Fifths Music Award Benefit Concert to be held on Saturday night (Aug. 22) at the Coudersport Golf Club.

Not only will Potter County’s teen idols of the 1960s, Ollie and the Go Gos, return to play favorites – including songs they’ve never performed publicly before – but area musicians are also rising to the occasion to fill the night with musical variety.

The fund-raiser is set for 5-11 pm. Tickets are $25 for the concert, buffet dinner and gratuity, with serving from 5 to 7:30. Cost for those attending the concert, without dinner, is $10.

“This has really come together well,” said Herbstritt, who went on from his Coudersport roots to compose top hits, movie scores, television show themes and other notable works.

He has pulled together a musical menu that so far includes:

--Opening by vocalist John Peet

--Classical piano pieces by Luke Patterson and Rosemary Wells

--Jazz guitar by Mike Kamper

--Vocalist Anne Acker and friends

--Glass Onion, consisting of Stephanie Symans, Sara White, Hannah Wise, Gabe Trimbur and Adam Dow
--Derek Brookens, a winner of the Robert Merten Circle of Fifths Scholarship for 2009

--Guitar solo by Bobby Brown

--Guitarist and vocalist Shane Whitney

--Ollie and the Go Gos, with Larry Herbstritt, Allen Berfield, Carl Butler, Charlie Cole, Dave Anderson and Jay Pinsince, joined later by Jeff Kazimer and Tom Shaffer.

Previous Circle of Fifths events have drawn an interesting collection of nostalgia buffs eager to relive the ‘60s, newcomers to the community, along with members of the younger generation trying to gain an appreciation for what all the fuss is about.

A local committee organizes this benefit annually to honor the memory of the Rev. Robert B. Merten, and to develop the talents of local musicians through a scholarship. The award as a tribute to the clergyman, intellectual, and musician who died in January 2006. It is presented annually to a college-bound student who plans to study music.

Tickets are available at the Second Street Roost and Olga’s Living With Art, both on East Second Street in Coudersport, or at the door. Submitted by Jane Metzger

Tornado Warning Sends Lancaster County Residents Scrambling

Lancaster County, Pa. - A tornado warning in Lancaster County sent residents scrambling for cover.

The most serious report of damage is on the 200 block of West Mifflin Street in Lancaster. Firefighters called for backup to the area because of severe damage to several residential structures due to a passing tornado. Dispatchers tell abc27 there is a report of a partial roof collapse in that area.

Downed power lines are reported across Lancaster County.

PPL reports almost 7,000 customers are without power.

At the Creamery on West Main Street in Strasburg, customers and employees took cover in the building's basement.

Residents throughout the area reported nasty lightning, loud thunder, torrential rain, and strong wind gusts.

Abc27 has crews on the way to Lancaster, Strasburg, and Paradise. We'll bring you the latest on the situation as it becomes available.

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Frederick Elwell, 69 of Westfield was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro for treatment of injuries he suffered in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Norris Brook Road in Chatham Township, Tioga County.

Mansfield-based state police say Elwell lost control of his Yamaha Zuma Sport Scooter when he tried to wipe his glasses in heavy rain. The bike went off the road and struck an embankment before coming to rest. More news.....

Bolivar, NY House For Sale

This house at 57 Liberty Street, in Bolivar, NY has been rented as two apartments. It is located just off Main Street, barely 100 yards from the food store, the library, the Fire Department, and the pre-school.

It has a good block wall, concrete floor in full basement. It has vinyl siding, insulation in the ceiling and between floors.

Some damage from the last renters needs repaired, and it needs a roof on one side. I have the shingles for it.

It could be used as a home with a rental apartment upstairs or easily convert it back to a single family home. It was sturdily built back in 1850. My grandparents lived there.

My wife and I are getting up in age and don't want to be landlords any more. This property is appraised at $25,000. Make us an offer we can't refuse. You couldn't buy a good hunter's cabin for less. Jim & Cynthia Jones, or call 814-544-9004.

Family Fun Fair At Potter County Fairgrounds Saturday

The fourth annual Family Fun Fair will be held at the Potter County Fairgrounds in Millport Saturday, August 22nd from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Admission and refreshments are free.

Exhibitors will provide information for healthy family living with an emphasis on services for children. Books, handouts, and other child development items will be available, all for free.

Children and adults can play any of the free games set up that day, which include: Bounce House, Duck Pond, Dunking Booth, Face Painting and much more!! A drawing will be held for a family to win a free overnight stay at Splash Lagoon, with accompanying gas card to help defray transportation costs.

Several other drawings will take place. You must be present to receive your prize if your name is drawn.

Dr. Brown will be on the Mobile Family Center from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM to perform free dental screenings. Child photo and finger-printing ID’s will be performed. Smokey The Bear and Poco will assist children.

This event is sponsored by the Potter County Integrated Children’s Services Planning Committee. It. Call 544-7315 and ask Sharon or Sally for more information.

Huge Estate To Be Auctioned Saturday At Coleville

Just a few of the jewels in this huge auction
There are literally tons of GOODIES at this auction

Huge Estate To Be Auctioned August 22nd By M & W Auction

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.

Saturday August 22, 9:00A.M.
This old gasoline pump is just one item to be auctioned.
Watch Friday for listing ad
See more Photos of Items to be sold
2685 Rt.46 Between Rew And Farmers Valley.

10 miles from Bradford on Rt.46

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

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

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.

House For Sale in Roulette

House For Sale in Roulette

FOR SALE: Roulette Two-Story Corner Lot Home on Second Street across Center Street from the Catholic Church.Three / possibly Four bedroom , 1 Bath, Laundry Room, Walk- In Pantry, Basement. Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Den, Front Porch. New Metal Roof, New Electrical Entrance, Stove and Refrigerator Included.Please Call 814-544-7394 after 5:00 p.m. or leave a message if you have any questions.




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 24. 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 24:

• Kendall Avenue will be opened to two way traffic. Work will include curb and sidewalk placement and will continue with daytime flagging.
• 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 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


Sunday August 23rd, 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.

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

Morning Kayak Paddle

Morning Kayak Paddle
Saturday, August 22, 2009
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join one of Sinnemahoning State Park’s naturalists for a morning kayak paddle through the islands and wetland areas of the George B. Stevenson reservoir. Venture into secluded coves and inlets… hear some stories of the lumbering days of the First Fork valley, and watch for birds and animals that now inhabit those areas. A brief kayaking-skills session will precede the tour. This program is registration-only, and spaces are limited. Cost is $8.00 per person, or $20.00 per family group. Kayaks, PFD's, and paddles are provided. Please call the park office at 814-647-8401 for more information, or to reserve your space.


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

Friday, August 21st, 2009

7:00 pm – “Creature Feature and Craft” – Kids! Bring your parents and come to the campground amphitheater for a nature program featuring one of our mounted wildlife displays. Afterward, create a take home craft to enjoy.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009


9:00 am – 10:30 am – “Morning Kayak Paddle” - Join one of Sinnemahoning State Park’s naturalists for a morning kayak paddle through the islands and wetland areas of the George B. Stevenson reservoir. Venture into secluded coves and inlets… hear some stories of the lumbering days of the First Fork valley, and watch for birds and animals that now inhabit those areas. A brief kayaking-skills session will precede the tour. This program is registration-only, and spaces are limited. Cost is $8.00 per person, or $20.00 per family group. Kayaks, PFD's, and paddles are provided. Please call the park office at 814-647-8401 for more information, or to reserve your space

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. Hiking shoes, water and insect repellent are recommended.

8:30 pm – “Traveling Minstrels” – Join the park naturalist at the campground amphitheater as we explore the life of migratory birds. They grace the commonwealth with their timeless beauty, vibrant color and individual songs. Over time, their numbers have decreased because of man induced perils. Let us show you some simple ways to help conserve these avian treasures.

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