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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Open Arms Church News--Bradford, PA

Hello everyone!

Can you believe it's September already? I can't believe how fast this
year has gone! Pretty soon the leaves will be changing. Fall is one
of the most beautiful times of the year, don't you agree?

Be sure to stop by Open Arms' website and see our new look at As a matter of fact, there are lots of
great things to check out...

Pastor Mike has posted a new blog called, "I Wouldn't Want To Be In
His Shoes." And Josh Hatcher has posted a new blog titled, "Wings
Like Eagles." Also, you can click on the interact button to stay in
touch! You will also find some informative things like our upcoming
Smart Living Series, what it's about and what topics will be
discussed. Lots and lots of information there!

More on the Smart Living Program Registration: You can plan to
register for the health program we are doing for our Smart Living
Campaign in cooperation with the Bradford YMCA at Open Arms Sept 13
immediately following service. You will also be able to register
online and at the YMCA. Open Arms will be covering OA Members
Registration fee. Each person is responsible to get Y-membership at
discounted. If this is unaffordable there are scholarships. See the Y-

Our Growth Group sign ups are this coming weekend. I encourage you to
sign up for this. This is such a great way to stay connected with one
another in a small group setting.
We are launching these Oct 5th. These Groups will be addressing the
Smart Living Series Curriculum. You don't want to miss out!!!

If you have missed any or the Wholehearted series we've been doing for
the past 3 weeks, I encourage you to stop by the OA website and watch
it. You can access it from the home page or you can click on eChurch
and then on podcast. The new series, as mentioned above, will start
on September 13th.

For anyone out there who has a 3 day weekend from work, enjoy! And be

See you on Sunday at 10:15!
Open Arms Community Church
1289 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701

FBI Jails Ridgway Man For Child Pornography

State police at Ridgway
Clearfield Progress

Robert Yonker, 52, of Ridgway was arrested Thursday for the possession and distribution of child pornography.

Yonker's computer and electronic equipment were seized. In conjunction with the Federal Cyber Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation took custody of Yonker and placed him in the Erie County Prison.

The investigation continues.

Don't Can Or Freeze Tomatos or Potatoes Affected By Late Blight

Blight Clarification
Clearfield Progress News
According to a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences news release, tomatoes and potatoes that have been affected by late blight should not be preserved for later use by canning or freezing.

The information notes, "The disease organism by itself is not harmful to consume. But the tissue damage and rise in pH (decrease in acidity) that occurs can create conditions that promote the growth of other potentially harmful microorganisms."

Trailer License Plate Lost Between Germania & Carter Camp

Trailer Plate Lost
Scott W. Succowich of Galeton reported he lost a PA registration plate for a trailer on Route 144, between Germania and Carter Camp on September 2 between 6:00 and 6:30 pm.

Anyone who may have found the registration plate or has information regarding the lost plate is asked to contact the PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Vehicle Over The Bank On Coleman Mills Road

Medical Helicopter Requested
Roulette Station 46 has responded to a vehicle over the embankment 2 miles west of Roulette Village on the back side of the river at 2:20 pm.

The location is by the B Bar P Stables, on the Coleman Mills Road in Liberty Township, across the river from the ABC Motel. Chief on scene is reporting electric lines down at that location. Port Allegany has been dispatched as it is in their fire district. Penelec is responding to the scene.

A 20 year old man was injured when the vehicle sheared off a utility pole and went down a 40 foot embankment. An approximately 30 year old female was also an occupant of the vehicle. Roulette ambulance apparently transported another patient to Charles Cole Hospital.

A helicopter was requested to be in the air to a landing zone at the Seneca Inn on Route 6 near Port Allegany.

Station 46 units returned at 3:00 pm.

Some Yard Sales Will Continue On Sunday

We noted that with the good weather, that some yard sales are being carried over into Sunday.

If your YARD SALE WILL BE OPEN SUNDAY, Use the comments on this article to list your location, hours, and list some of your items for sale........................................

E Seventh St - near the CARP park entrance -- 95% of everything will be FREE (actually, it already is now; Saturday afternoon). Large selection. Women's clothing, children's clothing, household item, etc.

Coudersport Vol. Fire Dept. indoor yard sale will continue on Sunday, from 8am to 4pm. There are still several vendors / families at the Training Center.

Huge 7 Family Garage Sale. Sept. 4-6 8am-4:30pm. 23 Orchard Lane, Austin, PA...Behind Northwest Bank and the Firehall. We have TONS of clothes for children, juniors, women and men various sizes. All in excellent shape, name brands. Lots of Toys. 2000 Blaster. Wall Oven. Household items and lots more. Something for everyone!

YARD SALE AT OBLESKI'S at 844 Prouty Road. We have some antiques, hump back trunks, books, a roto tiller,a snow plow blade for a lawn tractor, old sleds,an air compressor and tanks , beautiful felted purses,twig wreaths and much more. We will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Yard Sale At Shalkowski's In Roulette

Yard Sale/moving sale
40 Maple street
Saturday 9-5-09
10 until 4
Sunday 9-6-09
9 til 2


stereos,everything must go


Yard Sale At Paul Hollow Saturday & Sunday

Yard Sale!
Saturday the 5th from 10am - 5pm
Sunday the 6th from 10am - 1pm
At Judy Paul's house. 2 miles up Paul Hollow Road. White home on the left.
2 snowmobile suits
2 leather Harley coats
2 portable DVD players (hardly used)
House hold items
Clothes (misses & plus)
Women's shoes
Yard sale in Sweden Valley (Old Schoolhouse Rd) will be open on Sunday noon until 5pm. I have clothing, kitchen items, antique dishes, Christmas items, Home Interior & gift items including pics, and of course I have snugglie corn bags. I was not listed on the map.
Jillian Furman said...

On the corner of Rt 6 west and Elk Street. It will open at 8am and continue until we are no longer getting buyers. Baby boy clothes, Playstation 1 and 2 games, womens clothing, puzzles, model cars, ski's, baby much more!! Please come by and find your treasure!! (Multi-family)

There will be a sale at 3 Reese Hollow Road from 9-1. Items include kitchen, old school desk, office items, staplers, etc, to much to list it all.

Station 3 Dispatched For Possible Land Rescue

Possible Land Rescue
The Port Allegany Ambulance and Fire Department are responding to a stone quarry at the end of the paved road on Two Mile Road where a man is reported to be unconscious.

Want A Sandwich, Check Out The Grilled Cheese Cafe

Nick from Cogan Station, down by Williamsport, set up
for the Town Wide Sale on 7th Street, by the bridge.
He has a good grilled cheese and a wide variety of other
samdwiches. Check him out this afternoon.
There's also a bunch of yard sales on 7th Street too.

Potter Players Present "Moments To Remember" Saturday At 7:00 PM

Maggie Acker and Katie Lamb fronting "My Boyfriend's Back" for
"Moments to Remember" this Saturday Night. Photo by T Lamb

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 will be available at the door.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Residents Will Hate Us 'Till They Get Used To Us

Marcellus spurs a southern invasion to the Southern Tier

By Tom Wilber •
Star Gazette

ERIE, Pa. -- The Marcellus Shale may be one of the largest natural gas resources in the world, but to Kent Fullerton, it's an oil patch.

The 45-year-old Houston native has been in the drilling business almost his entire life. Now a salesman for Wellhead Distributors International, he is among seasoned industry tradesmen from places like Texas and West Virginia who have headed Northeast in search of Marcellus riches.

This week, it's taken him to a trade show in Erie. Next stop may be Broome County.

Things are different up here. Technical and regulatory issues abound. Cultural and operational differences have to be bridged. More...

Coming To A Classroom Near You Soon

Chicken BBQ at Wharton, Saturday 9/5

Chicken BBQ Saturday in Wharton at the Wharton Store parking lot to support the First Fork Fishing Club.

The chicken halves should be ready around noon, so stop down and grab a dinner. We'll also be selling memberships to the club along with some T-shirts.

The First Fork Fishing Club is a non-profit organization that raises money to stock trout in the First Fork of the Sinnemahoning watershed.

Sheppard Type Dog Found In Port Allegany

Port Allegany Police Department has a Sheppard type dog at their office.
Call them if you are missing one.

Rabies Clinic At Ulysses Fire Station Saturday

Rabies Clinic
There will be a Rabies Clinic held on Saturday, September 5, 2009. It will be held at the Ulysses Fire Hall, Ulysses, 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.

Yard Sale At Paul Hollow Saturday & Sunday

Yard Sale!
Saturday the 5th from 10am - 5pm
Sunday the 6th from 10am - 1pm
At Judy Paul's house. 2 miles up Paul Hollow Road, Galeton. White home on the left.
2 snowmobile suits
2 leather Harley coats
2 portable DVD players (hardly used)
House hold items
Clothes (misses & plus)
Women's shoes

Sale at Sweden Valley Storage Units Saturday

Sweden Valley Yard Sale
I am having a yard sale tomorrow in front of the Sweden Valley storage units from 8am-approx. 4pm. The sale is not registered but I would greatly appreciate it if you would put it on your map. Some of the items for sale include a Roketa Motor Scooter, Bicycle, collectors Birthday Girls, and roller blades.

Man Faces 2 Years In Jail For Taking His Dogs From Pound

Canisteo man breaks dogs out of jail, now to answer charges in court

By Justin Head
Canisteo, N.Y. -A Canisteo man faces a maximum sentence of up to two years in jail next week when he appears in court for allegedly breaking his dogs out of the Canisteo dog pound in mid August.

Canisteo police charged Paul G. Chaffee, 29, of 28 E. Main St., Canisteo, Aug. 28 with third-degree criminal trespassing and fourth-degree criminal mischief — both misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail — after an investigation into an unlawful entry to the outside premises of the pound, according to Sgt. Dave Crosby.

“What had happened is the dog warden (Gary Hadsell) picked his dogs up running loose and instead of waiting for the dog warden to release them he went and took care of it himself,” said Crosby. More...

Hit & Run Accident Friday Afternoon In Port Allegany

Hit & Run In Port A
At 6:00pm, Port Allegany police were looking for a black Buick that was involved in a hit & run accident on North Main Street in Port Allegany.

The vehicle had a female operator and was reported to have extensive front end damage. It was reported to be traveling north toward Turtlepoint from the accident scene.

At 6:26 pm the Port Allegany police reported that they have found the vehicle that left the scene of the accident.

Clinton County Hires New Chief Clerk--20 Apply For Job

Dicello hired as new chief county clerk


Lock Haven Express

LOCK HAVEN - After several months of work, background investigations, interviews and the creation of a new job description, not to mention a great deal of behind-the-doors deliberation, the Clinton County commissioners chose local resident Amy Dicello as county government's newest chief clerk

Dicello, of 221 W. Water St., Lock Haven, a well known resident with a lengthy local career in public service, will begin her new duties Sept. 21.

The commissioners announced their decision at Thursday's meeting.

For the past 17 years, Dicello has been executive director of the Infant Development Program, 980 E. Water St., Lock Haven.

In that capacity, she was responsible for developing and implementing the budget, maintaining the accounting system, preparing financial reports, fundraising and administering insurance programs.

When the commissioners re-designed the job description, they added duties on the financial side of the equation. Under that description, the chief clerk will assist the commissioners in developing a five-year capital plan and the annual county budget, prepare budget-related reports and budget forecasts, maintain liability insurance programs, prepare news releases and act as a public relations/information resource for county government.

Dicello's salary was set at $54,828. The previous chief clerk made approximately $53,000.

Board members did not identify the other applicants for the job, but said approximately 20 people expressed an interest. More...


Dear Yardsalers:

I want to thank each and every one of you for participating in our townwide event tomorrow (Saturday) I spent the morning distributing maps to various locations that are setting up yard sales. Several have already started and have had good response. Tomorrow is a big day for our community. I've received lots of thank yous and I explained to each one of them my reasons for doing this.

"Our community is hurting- we all know that. The economy plus past transgressions have hurt our town, and we continue to suffer. But by pulling together for just one day- we can make a difference.

I fully expect thousands of dollars will be brought here on Saturday- and that's such a blessing for all of you. It's a shame that this can't happen on a regular basis.

I look at Wellsboro and the sucesses they have with events and I marvel at the comraderie they have by "working together" and I wish that for Coudersport. We need to be more cohesive here- we're lacking somehow the ability to plan ahead- look toward the future and make this a better community in which to work, play and exist." And I am saddened by this.

What we accomplished this month is nothing short of a miracle.

Various organizations are opening their hearts to help others such as the Boy Scouts, the Mission Team, and Penny Lampman who is selling donated items to benefit Special Olympics, and Stan Swank from Jubilee is donating flats of bottled water so we can sell it at our own yard sale and give all the proceeds to the Backpack project. One gentleman from Williamsport will be selling food on the square and I suggested he donate a percentage to one of our charitable organizations and he readily agreed.

There will be visitors here from Williamsport, Olean, Bradford, Mansfield, Wellsboro and other areas. Be kind and courteous- welcome them and invite them back. We can set an example here of good sportsmanship- friendship and a spirit of togetherness if we try.

I hope you all have a wonderful time tomorrow- and that everyone is safe. The local police will be around town, and the Pennsylvania State Police will be in the area. I hope they're not needed,but it brings a semblance of comfort just knowing they're in the vicinity. Drive carefully- and I wish all good things for all of you- buyers and sellers alike.

Shirlee Leete

Coudersport Varsity Soccer Team Schedule

Click on schedule to enlarge Click HERE to purchase soccer photos

Mary Freeman's Having A Yard Sale

Hi I am Mary Freeman I am not on the Yard Sale List but I am having a yard sale on the Deutschlander lot on Allegany Avenue near the bridge in Coudersport. I have primarily boys and young mens clothing and shoes, including winter jackets and snow pants and sporting goods such as: inline skates, sled dogs, and ice skates. Thank you.

Chester J. “Chet” Petrosewitz, of Coudersport, PA

Chester J. “Chet” Petrosewitz, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.

Born in Austin, PA, Chet was son of Joseph and Elizabeth Pomenter Petrosewitz. On April 22, 1974 in Eldred, PA he married Joanne Thielges who survives.

Chet graduated from Coudersport High School. After graduation Chet did a variety of jobs including pipeline welder for Abbott Gas Company in Wharton, working on the Coudersport flood canal and building his own home nights and weekends. He was a building contractor for many years. In 1959 he began C & L Ford Sales in Coudersport. In 1965 he began Chet’s Motor Sales, which he operated for 35 years. Chet loved to hunt, fish and especially liked to work in his woodworking shop at his house.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two stepsons, Carl M. (Paula) Weimer of Tyrone, PA, and Gary A. Weimer of Ketchikan, AK, one sister, Wanda Reed of Coudersport, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Thomas Petrosewitz, Stanley Petrosewitz, and Anthony Petrosewitz, and two sisters, Helen Douty and Mary Anne Walters.

Friends may call from 6-8pm Monday, September 7, 2009 at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport and on Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00am at the funeral home at which funeral and committal services will be held with the Reverend James Campbell, pastor of St. Eulalia Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Port Allegany.

Memorial contributions in Chet’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Late Notice--Yard Sale To Benefit SOAP

Estate of Jim Frank yard sale
at Ste. Eulalia Catholic Church -
6 East Maple. Saturday morning.

Small appliances, hand tools, powertools, saws, apartment size refrigerator, hunting clothes, golf clubs, and much more.

Proceeds to benefit "Save our area Pool" -

Well Over 100 Families Setting Up Yard Sales In Coudersport Town-Wide Yard Sale Event


Coudersport--More than 100 families have signed up
to offer YARD SALES this Saturday, September 5th.

This year's event is the biggest one ever held. It begins at
8:00 am and will continue at least until 4:00 pm.
It's sponsored by the Coudersport Chamber of Commerce.
Shirlee Leete is the person in charge of coordinating the sales.

Some sales are starting early on Friday, and some will continue
into Sunday. The weather promises to be good. Many people
could be seen starting to get set up for their sales on Thursday

Several sales will be set up at the Coudersport Fire Station,
and there are still openings there for inside and outside spaces
for vendors and yard salers. A CHICKEN BBQ will be offered
there as well.

Some merchants will be set upon the sidewalk in front of their
stores, and the COURTHOUSE SQUARE has been opened for
up on the square on Friday and Saturday.

Out of town yard sales are not listed on the maps, but are
listed in the list of sales that comes with the map. Maps will
be available at several Coudersport merchants, and at many
of the yard sales. Local residents will be happy to give you
directions to the off the map sales.

Sales that inadvertently got missed or didn't sign up in time
are being listed on "Solomon's words", a local online news
website at An
interactive map with locations and items listed is also available

Electronic Items Found In Gibson Township

Electronic Items Found
Emporium State Police have announced that they recovered a quantity of electronic items on Thursday in Gibson Township.

The found items are in custody of PSP. Anyone wishing to claim these items can contact Emporium PSP at 814-486-3321 with a proper description of the items.

Therapeutic Touch to be held At CCMH

Therapeutic Touch
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host therapeutic touch at 7 p.m. September 10 at CCMH’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. Therapeutic Touch is free and open to the public. For more information, call 274-9301, ext. 1487.

Man Who Shot Wellsboro Landlord To Get Free Rent For Next 20-40 Years

Man gets 20-40 years in Wellsboro slaying

Star Gazette

The Wellsboro man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing his landlord in December received the maximum prison sentence Friday in Tioga County, Pa., Court.

In a packed courtroom in Wellsboro, David J. Conson apologized for his actions on Dec. 15 before he was sentenced to 20 to 40 years by Tioga County Court Judge Robert E. Dalton Jr. More...

Emporium Woman's Wallet Stolen From Car

Wallet Stolen
An Emporium area woman's wallet stolen from car.

Jean McWilliams, Plank Road Hollow, Emporium, reported that unknown actor(s) removed her wallet from her vehicle which was parked in her garage overnight on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Emporium PSP at 814-486-3321. Trooper Smith is the investigating officer.

Yard Sale At Shalkowski's In Roulette

Yard Sale/moving sale

40 Maple street

Saturday 9-5-09
10 until 4

Sunday 9-6-09
9 til 2

stereos,everything must go


YARD SALE AT THE SPOT – 3 Miles East of Coudersport on Route 6. 100% of indoor sales will go towards a school in Haiti that is ministering to orphan children.

Date: 9/5/09, TIME: 8am.-4pm.













The SPOT is a ministry of Coudersport Free Methodist Church.

Be Blessed,

Pastor Pete

California Man Trys To Leave State With 14 Year Old He Met On Internet

Police say kidnapping thwarted
Courier Express

A California man is in the Clarion County jail after police say he tried to leave the state with a 14-year-old New Bethlehem girl.

Clarion-based state police said Juan F. Bernal Jr., 20, Compton, Calif., had an online relationship with the girl during the past month.

Bernal traveled to Clarion Wednesday evening and arranged for the girl to meet him at a motel in Monroe Township. Police said Bernal contacted a local cab company and tried to leave the state with the girl. More...

Westfield Police Charge Genesee Man

Genesee Man Charged

Sun Gazette

ELKLAND - Gary L. King Sr., 60, of 353 Main St., Genessee, was charged with two counts each of burglary and criminal trespass and one count of stalking by Westfield Borough Police in Elkland District Court.

According to court documents, on Aug. 5, Westfield Police were contacted by a female resident on First Street about King entering a garage on her property and was "messing with things there." Police installed a camera and on Aug. 7 were dispatched to the residence after a 911 call by the resident, the documents said. More...

Two Natural Gas Meetings Slated Tuesday Night

janjarrettAnyone with interest in the natural gas industry in Potter County may want to circle the calendar for two events on Tuesday night, Sept. 8. Members of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force will meet at 7 pm in the county’s Gunzburger Building with a full agenda. Guest speaker will be Jan Jarrett, president and CEO of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture), one of the state’s leading environmental advocacy organizations.

Her presentation will acknowledge the economic development potential of Marcellus shale natural gas production while reinforcing the need for environmental oversight and local government involvement. PennFuture has taken positions in favor of a severance tax and in opposition to broad-scale gas development on state forest and game lands.

gaspipelineMeanwhile, emergency responders, local government officials and others with an interest in safety issues surrounding the natural gas industry are invited to attend a free Safety Awareness Training Program, at the Coudersport Firehall, starting at 5:30 pm. Speakers will also cover topics such as communication between the industry and local leaders, safe digging and damage prevention for underground utilities, incident planning and response scenarios, rights-of-way and related topics. More information on that program is available by calling toll-free 1-866-577-1162. Potter County Today



Detour in place for about 2 weeks

CLEARFIED – Work will begin Monday, September 14 to rehabilitate a bridge along Route 4017 (Sunnyside Road) in Sharon Township, Potter County. Route 4017 will be closed during the work and a 2-week detour will be in place. The detour will use Route 4017( Sunnyside Road/Shaytown Road), Route 1009 (Bell Run Road) in McKean County and Route 44. Detour signs will be in place and all work is weather dependent.

This project will include abutment and wing wall repairs, beam repairs and deck replacement. Potter County PennDOT Maintenance forces will perform the work.

PennDOT reminds drivers to move through all work zones with caution, follow all detour signs and always buckle up. For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit PennDOT’s website at

Thursday, September 3, 2009

To Fill A Backpack Says Thank You

Thank You Everyone!

The To Fill A Backpack Board would like to send a very special Thank you to EVERYONE! This year was a smashing success. We raised over $4600 and distributed 367 backpacks in 9 school districts.

A Special Than You to the Roulette Red Hatters, Coudersport Elementary School (who raised over $600), Coudersport Florist, Fox’s Pizza Den (donated pizza party), Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Relay for Life team (donated the jail), Culver’s Bus Garage and the bakers that baked all the donated goodies for our bake sales.

We would like to thank everyone that helped in any capacity this year; those that donated financially (we know economic times are tough), those that donated supplies, and all the volunteers that put in so many hours. Our volunteers do so much, they help sitting at fundraisers, distributing flyers and information, collecting items and names of children in need of backpacks, sorting supplies and preparing the backpacks and then they help distribute them back into the community.

If you wanted to help and didn't get the chance, it is not too late: The Roulette Red Hatters will be having a spaghetti dinner on September 13th, 2009 from Noon—4pm at the Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport PA. You can still donate financially or supplies: To Fill A Backpack, 81 Burleson Ave, Roulette, PA 16746 or call Andy at 814.544.8032. You can find more information by calling Andy after 6pm or visiting

Once again, Thank You EVERYONE! We couldn't have done this without your help and support.

PCVA Adapts To Changing World Of Tourist Promotion

Potter County Visitors Association, the county’s official tourist promotion agency, has revised some of its marketing activities to adapt to new technology, reduced state funding and other economic challenges. Executive Director David Brooks reports several recent developments.

PCVA is working with producers from 20th Century Fox’s new action thriller, “Unstoppable,” starring Denzel Washington, to connect them with lodging to house the 400-plus crew members expected to stay in the area during filming. Weekly conference calls are being conducted with the Pennsylvania Film Office and the producers.

The agency is taking advantage of free online marketing opportunities on social media sites. Videos, photos, announcements and other information are posted. The agency has also started a visitors’ blog dedicated to sharing information relevant to visitors and seasonal property owners.

PCVA has created a public relations channel on The organization delivers headlines to those persons and media outlets who want to know what’s happening in Potter County. Notable “followers” include Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN I-Report, WQED Pittsburgh and NPR News.

A membership drive continues. Membership entitles businesses to listings on multiple websites, a free listing in the Potter County Visitors Guide and calendar of events, multiple co-op advertising opportunities and access to both Pennsylvania Wilds and Pennsylvania Route 6 promotion efforts.

Anyone with questions about PCVA should call 274-3365 or email

Plane Violated Presidential Air Space

Port Allegany Man Being Investigated by the Secret Service
At 9:52 pm, last night, a private plane registered to a resident in Port Allegny Borough, landed at the Bradford Airport in Lafayette Township after violating Presidential airspace. The State Police and the Secret Service interviewed the pilot.

Anne Holliday Reports On Unstoppable

Unstoppable' Hotel Renovations

The effects of the filming of the movie "Unstoppable" in the region are already being felt.

To accommodate some crew members, the movie's production company is footing part of the bill for renovations at the DeSoto Holiday House on South Avenue.

Tarport Properties is planning to refurbish the entire facility.

As for the movie, the pre-production crew has been in Bradford for several weeks spending money at a number of businesses. Star Denzel Washington and Director Tony Scott have also been staying in the area.

The action movie is being filmed in Cameron County, which is also getting a much-need economic boost.

This Dumpster behind the hotel caught on fire at about 4 o'clock this moring. It's holding old carpeting from the hotel, as well as other construction materials. Bradford Township firefighters were on the scene for about 2 hours. FIRE PHOTOS

Rapp Says: Rendell On The Road Again To Raise Taxes

Rapp: 'Tax Me More Express' is
Cause of De-Railed State Budget

After signing a stop-gap state budget last month to pay state employees, Gov. Ed Rendell is back on the road again, making his case for higher taxes and higher spending...and predicting dire consequences if his demands are not met.

In addition to hundreds of unemployed state workers, the governor's individual executive decisions are having dire consequences right now because he alone chose to blue line or eliminate funding in the stop-gap budget to hold dozens of vital programs and community services hostage to up the ante on his bid for increased taxes.

For example, many child care providers serving low- and moderate-income families across the state are at risk to shut down due to the lack of state support.

As a result, parents who can't find alternatives may be forced to quit their jobs and collect unemployment or even welfare to care for their children.

Students heading off to Penn State, Pitt, other state-affiliated colleges or state-owned universities, and community colleges have no idea how much grant funding they will get from the state, or even when or if they'll get that money.

Senior citizens, veterans, children and others who rely on county-based programs such as Meals on Wheels could see services reduced or suspended due to lack of funds.More from 1490 NewsBlog

Still Time To List Your Sale For The Town Wide Sale

Still Time To List Your Sale
If by chance your sale was missed in the listing or you didn't get it in on time to be on the map, send it to and we will add you to the list. We can't get you on the printed map, but we can list your sale and locations, and directions if you are out of town and not on the map.

Mrs. Velma May Baker, 82, of 301 Greeves St. Kane, PA

Velma May Baker

Mrs. Velma May Baker, 82, of 301 Greeves St. Kane, died Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 at Hamot Medical Center.

Born July 13, 1927, in Olean, she was a daughter of the late Parker Wesley and Pearl Isabell (Finney) Reed.

On October 1, 1949 at her home in Ludlow she married Leland H. Baker Sr. who died in March of 1989.

She was a homemaker, and had attended the LDS Church of Kane. She was a member of the VFW Auxillary, and the American Legion Auxillary.

She is survived by one daughter: Norma J. Reinard of Kane, three sons: Wayne P. Reed and LeLand H. Baker Jr., both of Wellsville, and Del P. Baker of Friendship, two brothers: William Reed, and David Reed, both of Bradford, two sisters: Norlene Yehl, of Corning, and Betty Remmington-Craig of Bradford, by 22 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, and several neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Russell Baker, one brother Jay Reed, and one sister Ruth Deppa.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday September 4, 2009 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and again on Saturday September 5, 2009 from 10:00am to Noon at Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St. at which time funeral and committal will be held with Raymond Hanson officiating.

Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

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


Friday, September 4th, 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, September 5th, 2009
9:00 – 10:30 am –“Biking the Lowlands Trail” - Join one of the Sinnemahoning State Park naturalists for a morning interpretive bike tour of the Lowlands Trail. Take a leisurely ride through rich wildlife habitats and areas where people once lived and worked. Learn how the 40 Maples Day-Use Area earned its name! The Lowlands Trail, which has a Rails-To-Trails surface, is a fairly level, easy ride. Bring your own bike, or borrow one of ours. Call the park at 814-647-8401 to register and/or reserve a bicycle for this program. Water, sunscreen, and insect repellant are recommended.
1:00 pm – “Afternoon Kayak Tour” - Join one of Sinnemahoning State Park’s naturalists for an afternoon 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 hike on the Red Spruce Trail. It’s an easy hike approximately one mile long. Hiking shoes, water and insect repellent are recommended.
7:00 pm – “Sportsman’s Special: Wildlife Program” – Please come and join our guest speaker, Wildlife Conservation Officer, Wayne Hunt, at the campground amphitheater. He will present an informative live wildlife program.

Sunday, September 6th, 2009
8:00 pm - “On the Rocks”- Please come and join us at the campground amphitheater as we take you on a journey through spectacular rocky ridges and underground caverns. You will discover the many reasons for the demise of the Allegheny Woodrat and the impact of man and nature on this unique ecosystem.

Labor Day Weekend
Sunday, September 6th and Monday September 7th, 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

Fire Department Raffling Off Shed & Generator

Raffle For Shed
The Coudersport VFD is raffling off an 8'x10' wooden shed, by The Shed Guy and a Power Back 5,250 Watt Portable Generator on October 31, 2009. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00.

Tickets are available by contacting the fire department at (814) 274-7012,, at NAPA or see any Coudersport Firefighter.

Tickets will also be available at the yard sale this weekend.



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 September 7. 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 September 7:
• The work zone will remain in place over the Labor Day Holiday, although work will not take place on Monday, September 7.
• Kendall Avenue will remain open to two- way traffic. Work will include curb and sidewalk placement and will continue with daytime flagging.
• The contractor continues to work on southbound reconstruction by placing sub-base and bituminous pavement.
• 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.
• The 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 remains 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 remains 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

Thompson: Deadline Approaches for Military Academy Applications

Military Academy Applications

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson today reminded high school students in the 5th Congressional District that the deadline for applying to receive a nomination to a U.S. military academy is less than a month away.

“High school seniors should be aware that the Academy Nomination Application deadline is Oct. 1, 2009,” said Thompson. “We are still accepting new applicants and they still have time to complete a file for nomination and to apply at the various academies. However, just like other college applications, once the deadline is reached, applicants must look to 2011 for another opportunity.”

Thompson’s website: has all the information on the application process under the title of “services,” including an on-line application.

The basic requirements for applying for a nomination are: the candidate must be at least 17 years old but not have passed his or her 23rd birthday; must be a U.S. citizen; must be unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents; must reside within the boundaries of the 5th Congressional District of Pennsylvania; and must be able to meet the medical, physical and academic requirements of the academies.

“The military academies offer an amazing educational experience and the opportunity to serve our country,” said Thompson. “Nominating young men and women to the academies is one of the distinct privileges of my position and I approach the job with pride and diligence.”

The four academies that accept nominations through U.S. government representatives are: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. The remaining U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut accepts candidates based on its own testing criteria.

If there are questions not answered on the Thompson website, applicants can call (814) 353-0215 and ask for the Academy Coordinator, Susan Gurekovich.

Diana L. Austin, 60, of 311 Arnold Ave.,PA

Diana L. Austin

PORT ALLEGANY- Diana L. Austin, 60, of 311 Arnold Ave., died Wednesday (Sept. 2, 2009) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born August 21, 1949, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Norman R. and Janet E. Spiegel Ostrander. On Sept. 8, 1997, in Coudersport, she married N. Robert Austin, Jr., who survives.

Mrs. Austin had worked for Jaguar, Inc. of Smethport, Ethan Allen Co. of Eldred, and had cooked in many area restaurants, before her illness.

She was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1967.

She attended the Bells Run Union Church, Shinglehouse.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Melissa K. (Jon) Weatherby of New Castle, PA, Cindy D. (Scott) Bigley of Eldred, PA; a stepdaughter, Heather R. Austin of Portville, NY; 2 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, four brothers, Jack R. Ostrander of Roulette, Jeffrey A. (Elaine) Ostrander of Port Allegany, James W. (Lisa) Ostrander of Eldred, Brent (Mary) Niles of Turtlepoint; and two sisters, Norma S. Ostrander of Port Allegany, Janice D. Ostrander of Heyburn, ID; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Bradley S. Ostrander, and a sister, Susan D. Ostrander.

Friends will be received from 3-5 an 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 5, 2009) with Rev. Robert Achey, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh will hold an informational session next week about the master of social work degree offered on the Bradford campus.

The session, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Room 162 of Swarts Hall on the Pitt-Bradford campus, will feature Phillip Mack, director of admissions for the school of social work. Stephanie Eckstrom, coordinator of the MSW program in Bradford, will also be on hand.

Topics to be addressed include the admissions process, program structure, curriculum, financial aid and more. Applications are now being accepted for Pitt-Bradford’s fifth cohort, or class, being formed for Fall 2010. Prospective students can expect to complete the degree requirements by December 2013.

The MSW program at Pitt-Bradford is a part-time program offered by Pitt’s School of Social Work in cooperation with Pitt-Bradford. It is taught by School of Social Work full-time and part-time faculty members, some of whom are members of the local social work community.

The program consists of 42 credits of course work and 18 credits of field placement. Courses take place on the Bradford campus.

The MSW program at Pitt-Bradford offers a concentration in direct practice with individuals, families and small groups, with a specialization in children, youth and families.

The MSW program at Pitt-Bradford admitted its first class of MSW students in Fall 2002. Its most recent class graduated during the 2007-08 academic year.

Students completing the MSW degree are eligible to take the examination to become a licensed social worker.

For more information, contact Eckstrom at (814)362-7527 or

300 Club Dinner Scheduled In Coudy For Sept. 26th

The Coudersport VFD will be holding it's annual 300 Club Dinner on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at theTraining Center.

Tickets are available by contacting the fire department at (814) 274-7012,, at NAPA or see any Coudersport Firefighter.

Tickets are $50.00 each and entitle the holder and a guest admission to the 300 Club Dinner. Dinner is an all you can eat buffet with different items raffled off during the evening, along with a Chinese auction. 300 Club Tickets will also be available at the yard sale this weekend.


Send A List Of Items For Listing On Yard Sale Map

List Your Items
Tim Hallman of Ingenuity Labs has generously contributed the interactive map at the top of the page for the Chamber of Commerce Town-Wide YARD SALES. He will list your items in the pop up for your name and number on the map if you will email them to him.

If you are listed on the map and would like to include items that you will have available, please simply email with your list of items and include the number that correlates to your position on the map.

"Moments to Remember" 50's, 60's & 70's Show this Saturday night on the Consistory Big Stage

The Potter Players will present
"Moments To Remember - A Musical Journey of the 50's, 60's and 70's" on the Big Stage at the Coudersport Consistory on Saturday, Sept 5 at 7 PM.

Tickets $ 10 for adults, $ 8 students available at The Laurelwood Inn, Hauber's Jewelry, Dr. Ryan Dentistry and State Farm.
Maggie Acker and Katie Lamb fronting "My Boyfriend's Back" for
"Moments to Remember" this Saturday Night. Photo by T LambRock out with 40 area musicians including awesome live band!

Labor Day Programs at Cherry Springs and Lyman Run State Parks

Cherry Springs State Park

September 4, 2009 7:00 pm Matchless Fire Building
One of the most important things to know when camping is how to start a fire. But how do you start one if you do not have matches? Our naturalist will show you some fire starting techniques and share important fire safety information as well. Once the fire is lit, enjoy a few fireside stories. Meet the naturalist at the pavilion.

September 4, 5, and 6, 2009 9:00 pm each night Lunar Sea Search
Enjoy three nights of searching for lunar seas. September’s full moon is known as the Full Corn Moon, and it will be full on September 4. Learn the origin of this name and the Moon’s history as you discover its landscape while using a moon map to identify some of the features that mark its surface. Try to find the sea where the astronauts landed in 1969. Use the Moon’s light to demonstrate its phases and also to understand how it affects human night vision.

Visitors should park their cars in the parking lot on the North side of the park, and follow the lighted walkway to the meeting area.

September 5, 2009 7:00 pm Solar Viewing
Discover why the Sun is so important to life on earth, and then take a closer look at the star through the park’s specially designed solar telescope. Try to find features such as sunspots and prominences. Meet the naturalist in the Night Skies viewing area.

* In the event of rain or more than 75% cloudy skies, observing programs may be modified and will occur in the park pavilion near the Astronomy Field.
* 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.

Lyman Run State Park

September 6, 2009 4:00 pm Lake Exploration
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon paddle around Lyman Lake. Observe animals in their natural habitat that are active that time of day. Participants must be at least 12 years old and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear shoes that can get wet. Life vests must be worn and can be provided. Pre registration is required by calling the Lyman Run office at 814-435-5010. Meet at the boat launch.

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

· 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).

Super Entertainment At GaleFest Starts Friday

GaleFest 2009 –
Music & Arts Festival

Quickly becoming an annual tradition celebrating art, music and community the GaleFest promises to be bigger and better than last year!

This year’s weekend will begin on Friday September 4 with Jacobs Hollow in the pavilion at John J. Collins Memorial Park at 6 p.m.

A flurry of activity will pick up Saturday, September 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m. with artists and artisans in the park and an art walk throughout the community, along with a quilt show at the library. At noon, there will be a children’s sidewalk art contest with prizes and a mural painting activity.

The “Up Close Magic of Randy” will be featured with balloon animals, magic tattoos and magic dollars at 2 p.m. in the park.

Bringing the weekend event to a memorable close will be the music of Randy Clark followed by Nashville Recording Artist George Ducas beginning at 7 p.m. All events are free to the public. We invite you to come out to Galeton and enjoy some great family fun with arts and music. For more information, visit our website at This event is sponsored by the Galeton Chamber of Commerce and the Gale Foundation.