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Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's Cameron County Red Raiders Over Port Allegany Gators 14-7 Saturday

The Cameron County Red Raiders won their third consecutive AML North tile today, with a 14-7 win over the Port Allegany Gators.

In a game played in snow,steady drizzle and a chopped field it was the Raider running game and defense that came up with the big plays when they needed them. Andy Lippert ran for 185 yards and a TD and Jason Blose also rushed for a TD to lead the way for Cameron County. Game recap from D9 Sports:

game photos can be seen at

Pennsylvania Vintage Muscle Snowmobile Show

They had snow!
Leo Got Photos

Pennsylvania vintage muscle snowmobile show - photos

Use what you like if you like. I took more than this, eventually these will find their way to a folder on my print sales site

When I was there, the announcer suggested that I get a picture of the rare El Tigre 6000. So there we have one.

- leo

Early Snow in Coudersport, PA 10-17-09

Hi Jim!

I woke up this morning and did not know whether to rake or shovel?

Kind of pretty - just for today though.

Cathy Bowers

Jeanette Man Ejected From Van In Rt. 219 Crash

Belted Man Ejected In Crash
A Jeanette, PA man suffered only minor injuries when he was thrown out of his 1994 Chrysler Town and Country this morning when it crashed on Route 219 in Lafayette Township.

This crash occurred as Clyde J. Clemens, 49, of Jeannette, PA applied the brakes on his Chrysler Town and Country. Due to the slushy road conditions on SR 219, he lost control of the vehicle and spun across the southbound lane backwards. Then he traveled off the roadway and struck a large tree stump with the left rear corner panel.

The back of the drivers seat did not hold up due to the impact and Clemens was thrown out of the middle driver side window, in spite of the fact that he was using his seat belt. He was found near the point of impact.

His van continues to spin counter-clockwise and came to rest facing north along the west side of Rt. 219.

Clemens was transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center by Bradford City Ambulance and treated for minor injuries. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Lafayette Township Fire Department.

Car Into Pole Crash Reported On W. Valley Road

West Valley Road Crash
At 6:25 pm on Saturday, Priority Care Ambulance and Crosby Fire Dept. is responding to a one car accident on the West Valley Road in the vicinity of 3190 West Valley Road.

A car is reported to have hit a pole there and wires are reported down at that location.



BRADFORD, Pa. -- A dark and funny play exploring the lives of six women living under the Soviet regime will be performed on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

“Child of Hungry Times” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in Blaisdell Hall as part of the university’s Spectrum Series. Admission is free. Some language and content may not be suitable for young children.

Based on the controversial writings of Soviet dramatist Ludmila Petrushevskaya, “Child of Hungry Times” is a critically acclaimed, one-woman show written and performed by Bridget Bailey.

“The play consists of multiple women’s voices, all struggling with a society that seems not to have their best interests in mind,” said Dr. Kevin Ewert, associate professor of theater.

After performing “Child of Hungry Times” at Duke University for her senior thesis project, Bailey received a grant and a Benenson Award in the Arts to produce the show in Seattle. She has since performed the production for audiences in Moscow and New York.

“I'm very excited for our students and campus community to see this work — which is both intimate and deep — created by a student that has then had a very rich theatrical life beyond its academic origins,” Ewert said.

According to Seattle’s La Rhussophobe Journal, “Bailey’s performance is one of those marvels of quick-change artistry, not just costumes, but posture, gait and accent, too.”

For more information, call the Bromeley Family Theater Box Office at (814) 362-5113.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814) 362-7609 or

Estate Auction--Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 10 AM
256 Cherry Springs Road •
Sweden Valley, PA


Antiques, Household Goods, Farm Equipment

Contents of a large three generation Family Homestead. This is a partial listing.

Round Oak Table with claw feet, Princess Dresser with Mirror, Glass door China Closet, Dining Table, Six Dining Chairs, Large Buffet, Early Three Drawer Chest, Flax Winder, Quilting Frame, Oak Stands, Drop Leaf Table, Tramp Art Stand, Platform Rocker, 1 Drawer Wash Stand, Ball and Claw Piano Stool, Single Bed, Book Shelves, Youth Chair, Oak Office Chair, Primitive Book Shelf, Double Beds.

Long Oak Mirror, Oak Medicine Cabinet, Picnic Table, Wing Back Chair, Sofa, Sewing Cabinet,
Brass Clothes Tree, Reed Seated Rocker, Maple Princess Dresser, Early Step Back Bookcase with Three Drawers in Base, Oak Library Table, 3 Drawer Plank Chest, 5 Drawer Chest of Drawers, Early Plank End Wardrobe, Cupboard, Large Porcelain Ice Box, Early Oil Barrel Pump, Unusual Cast Iron Laundry Stove, Unusual Water Heater, Trunks, Wooden Washing Machine, Steeple Clocks.

30 gal. Crock, 20 gal. Crock Western Stoneware, 25 gal Crock with Crown, Assorted Crocks and Jugs, 3 gal. Crock Butter Churn, 5 gal. Crock with Heart Griswold Covered Pot, BTS Railroad Latrine, #2 Peerless Lantern, Small “Comet” Dieutz Lantern, Several Kerosene Lamps, Rug Beater, Cream Can, Slaw Cutter, Household Scales, Outstanding Wooden Butter Churn in Old Paint, Old Books, Sap Sprouts.

Cookbooks, Several Stereo Views and Cards, Old Frames and Prints, Coudersport Glass,
Tea Pot, Mixing Bowls, Spice Rack, Set of Poppy Trail Dishes, WWI Trench Art Shell, Knives, Several Old Guns, Old Pocket Watches, Marbles including Large Sulfide Marbles, 1 with Cat in it, 1 with a Chicken, Several Oil on Board Paintings, Flow Blue Creamer, Bowl & Pitcher, Salt and Pepper Shaker Collection, Grange Stamp, Kids Games, Halloween Lanterns ,Comic Books, Tramp Art Jewelry Box, and Three Storage areas Yet To Clean Out.

Frigidare Electric Stove, Sharp Microwave, Eurika Heavy Duty Vacuum, Frigidare Electric Dryer, Whirlpool Heavy Duty Washer, Crosley Commercial Upright Freezer, Sears Refrigerator 15 Cubic Foot, Holbart Commercial Meat Slicer.

Farm Implements includes #101 4 Bottom Plow, 8’ Disc on Wheels, New Holland 6’ Back Blade with Hitch and Angle Blade, Land Pride 4’ Back Blade for Kubota, John Deere #272, 6’ Grooming Mower Like New, Large Anvil, Chain Fall, Lawn Chief 5 H.P. High Wheel Mower, LGT. #14 Ford Lawn Tractor (No Deck) runs great, Actelene Torches and Gauges, Homelight 22” Chain Saw, Misc.Tools, Chop Saw, Table Saw and Many More!!!

Usual 10% B.P. All items Sold “as is, Where Is”

M & W Auction Company
Peggy & Bill Morgart
Coudersport, PA
Carl Vining Auctioneer AU3475L

Update for Route 219/Bradford Bypass, Week of October 19

Update for Route 219

Clearfield – PennDOT issues the following travel update for the Route 219/Bradford Bypass project in McKean County for the week of October 19. All work is weather dependent.

• Bolivar Drive (State Route 346) remains closed for bridge painting on the Route 219 structures that span Bolivar Drive. Traffic follows posted detour.
• Kendall Avenue remains open to two-way traffic. Work will continue with daytime flagging.
• Work continues on southbound reconstruction by placing 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.
• Work continues on southbound bridges and includes steel retrofits, deck repairs, latex deck application, concrete barrier 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 follows 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.
• Watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone and obey posted speed limits. Lane width in the construction zone is 10 feet.

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

PennDOT reminds motorists they can also log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Those who would like to paint a winter scene with oils on canvas can attend one of two painting workshops sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Office of Outreach Services.

The workshops will be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26-27, and Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 28-29, at Pitt-Bradford

Cindy Nowacki, a transfer and nontraditional student counselor at Pitt-Bradford, will present the class from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 146 of Blaisdell Hall. Cost is $59 per participant. Paints, brushes and canvas are provided.

A second session has been added for this class due to its popularity, and only a few spots are left. Initially, the class was to be held on Oct. 19-20.
Nowacki will highlight composition through line, value, shape, color and edgework.

“You do not have to have any experience at all for this class – if you have never painted anything, you will be able to do this,” said Barb Burkhouse, assistant director of professional and workforce education at Pitt-Bradford. “Cindy is a fabulous instructor and explains all the techniques used in painting a landscape.”

Additional information is available by contacting Burkhouse at (814) 362-5017.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or

PCEC Class Schedules

Interested in Learning a Foreign Language

The Potter County Education Council would like to for a foreign/second language group forum. Are you interested in learning a second language; teach a language or just want get together with others to sharpen your language skills? If so, let us know. We have several people interested in a learning another language and they also want to learn more about their heritage. If you're interested in anyway please email Candi Hand at


The Potter County Education Council will hold a “Sparkling Beads” Class at the Coudersport Office. Fast and fabulous designs to gear you up for the holiday season using Swarovski crystals. Participants will create a festive keepsake pin which easily converts to a unique necklace and a matching pair of earrings. Pre-registration is required - sign up soon as class size is limited to 10 people. The class will be held on Saturday, November 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost for the class will be $30 per person. For more information or to register visit our website at or call 814-274-4877 or 814-435-9490.

Cooking for Crowds

The Potter County Education Council will hold a “Cooking for Crowds” Class. Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Food that is not prepared safely may lead to a food borne illness outbreak. Food borne illness can cause serious illness or even death for some individuals. In addition to personal suffering, food borne illness can lead to expensive medical bills, lawsuits, and loss of good reputation and business. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups. The date for this class will be Thursday, October 22 from 6 - 9 p.m. Location for this class will be determined on enrollment. The cost for the course will be $12. For more information or to register visit our website at or call 814-274-4877 or 814-435-9490.

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

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

October 26 Word 1 9 a.m. – Noon

October 26 Word 2 1 – 4 p.m.

October 27 Excel 1 6 – 9 p.m.

November 2 Excel 1 9 a.m. – Noon

November 2 Excel 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 3 Excel 2 6 – 9 p.m.

November 9 Access 1 9 a.m. – Noon

November 9 Access 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 10 FrontPage 1 6 – 9 p.m.

To register visit our website at .

PCEC Galeton Computer Schedule

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

October 22 Publisher 3 9 a.m. – Noon

October 22 Publisher 4 1 – 4 p.m.

October 29 FrontPage 3 9 a.m. – Noon

October 29 FrontPage 4 1 – 4 p.m.

November 5 Internet 1 9 a.m. – Noon

November 5 Internet 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 12 Windows XP1 9 a.m. – Noon

November 12 Windows XP2 1 – 4 p.m.

To register visit our website at .

PCEC Northern Potter Computer Schedule

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

October 27 Outlook 1 1 – 4 p.m.

November 3 Windows XP1 1 – 4 p.m.

November 10 PowerPoint 1 1 – 4 p.m.

November 17 FrontPage 1 1 – 4 p.m.

November 24 Access 1 1 – 4 p.m.

To register visit our website at

PCEC Port Allegany Computer Schedule

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

October 22 Publisher 2 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

October 27 Excel 1 9 a.m. – Noon

October 27 Excel 2 1 – 4 p.m.

October 29 Internet 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

November 3 FrontPage 1 9 a.m. – Noon

November 3 FrontPage 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 5 Internet 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

November 10 Outlook 1 9 a.m. – Noon

November 10 Outlook 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 12 Excel 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

To register visit our website at

Deborah A. Wilker, 52, of Coudersport, PA

COUDERSPORT — Deborah A. Wilker, 52, of Coudersport, died Wednesday (Oct. 14, 2009) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Fickinger Funeral Home.

Black Pig Headed Toward Baker Creek

Pig on the run in Allegany Township...woke up this morning and looked outside at this beautiful snow and a black pig was in backyard eating apples on the's around 400 pounds in size and runs very fast when I called out.."here piggy, piggy"... it's a russian boar...not just any old's headed toward Baker Creek area

Reuben Gibson

Car Hits Senior Center After Woman Loses Control

Hit Senior Center
An East Smethport woman was not injured Friday morning at 6:26 am when her 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt crashed into the Mount Jewett Senior Center on Main Street in Mount Jewett.

Nancy M. Burdick, 49, East Smethport, PA, was traveling west on Route 6 Main Street) when she lost control, traveled off the roadway to the right and struck the Senior Center.

She was cited for Driving Vehicle At (un)Safe Speed. Her car was towed from the scene. Police said she was using her seat belt.

Reader Says Snow Perfect For Building Snowman

Hi Jim,
We would like to share this photo of our son, Tristan (Age 4) and his 8ft snowman. The snow today is perfect for building snowmen. Tristan's snowman was dressed with used auto parts. The hat is a brake rotor. The eyes are caps from a rack and pinion steering shaft. The nose is a gear oil bottle cap. The pipe is made from black iron pipe. The arms are rebar rods. The hands are mechanics gloves and the buttons are bolts with rubber bushings.
Matt and Nicki Hafer

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon EDT Sunday...

Statement as of 12:03 PM EDT on October 17, 2009

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM this
evening to noon EDT Sunday.

Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring another round of
wet snow to the region tonight into early Sunday. Accumulations
are expected to range from up to 2 inches on the ridgetops... to
less than an inch in the valleys. The weight of the snow on tree
limbs could lead to scattered power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Although most roads will be mainly just wet... motorists should be
cautious on bridges and overpasses... where slippery spots develop
first. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source
of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can also be found at... weather.Gov/statecollege.

Friday, October 16, 2009

500 Layoffs Coming In Hornell, NY

Alstom to lay off 500

By Bob Clark
Hornell, N.Y. -Once again, a decrease in rail industry business is putting hundreds of Hornellians out of work.

Alstom and city officials announced Thursday 502 employees will be laid off in the company’s Hornell facilities starting Jan. 18, 2010.

“We are right now informing our employees of the downsizing of the plants,” said Isabelle de Fleurac, director of communications for Alstom’s North American operations, in a telephone interview Thursday afternoon. “At the end of the restructuring, there will be between 200-300 people left on the site.”

Austin Man Shouted Obscenities At Saloon Employees

Austin Man Disorderly
An Austin, PA man was cited for Disorderly Conduct as a result of an incident at the Old Tannery Saloon at 1145 Costello Road in Sylvania Township last Sunday at 8:35.

Herbert Watson, 36, of 45 Foster Street, Austin, PA, is alleged to have entered the Old Tannery Saloon and caused a public disturbance by shouting obscenities at employees in the bar.

Watson will answer charges in District Court 55-3-01.

No One Injured In Keating Summit Crash Friday

Keating Summit Crash
Coudersport State Police investigated a crash Friday morning on slushy roads, on Route 155, a half mile south of Keating Summit in Keating Township.

Stephanie A. Deutschlander, 28, of Coudersport was driving south when her 2000 GMC Sierra began to fishtail on the slush covered roadway, rotating in a clockwise direction about 90 degrees as it entered the northbound lane.

Mark E. Pfaff, 53, of St. Marys, PA was driving north on Route 155 with passenger David J. Brown, 68, also of St. Marys in a 2001 Honda Accord.

Deutschlander's vehicle struck Pfaff's, with both vehicles coming to rest facing north on opposite sides of the road.

All occupants of the vehicles were wearing seatbelts and were not injured. Ambulances from Austin and Port Allegany were dispatched to the scene.

Gas Company Warns Of New Scam

UGI Warns of Potential Phone Scam
Reading, Pa. - UGI Utilities is warning customers of a potential phone scam.

The company says a customer alerted them to a suspicious message on their answering machine in which the caller requested payment for a UGI bill. The message instructed the customer to mail a specific payment to a post office box in Florida.

UGI says all bill payments are mailed to post office boxes in Pennsylvania. The company says due to privacy laws, it will never leave personal account information on an answering machine or voicemail. A legitimate representative will be able to provide detailed account information - including name, address, and account number - and will not need to request such information.

Any customer who has concerns about a suspicious phone call or message claiming to be from UGI should call the company immediately at 1-800-276-2722.

Lancaster Soldier, 19, Killed In Afghanistan War

Volleyball Action

P-O's Kelsey Gonder (1) and Natasha Frank (4) go up for a block on a ball hit by Huntingdon's Dani Roth (3). The Lady Mounties won the match in three sets. (Photo by Mike Czap) Courtesy The Progress, Clearfield, PA

Recap Of Today's News From Gerri

Now Available On Zito Media Cable Channel 450

Hear the local news first on Black Forest Broadcasting starting at 7:00am


Copyright: 2008 G.R. Miller. All Rights Reserved.


A couple of drug law defendants will be sentenced next month after recently pleading guilty in Potter County Court.

Sean Thompson, 25, of Shinglehouse pleaded guilty recently in Potter County Court to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M1). According to Potter County DA Dawn Fink, when state police investigated a vehicle crash in Eulalia Township on December e30, 2008, troopers learned after talking to the driver, Brandi Radtke that there was possibly was possibly contraband in her vehicle that belonged to Sean Thompson. Upon getting consent to search troopers found several items of paraphernalia. After speaking with Thompson he gave a written statement admitting that the items were his. He will be sentenced on November 18.

Donald Skinner, 55 of Coudersport will also be sentenced that day after pleading guilty to Possession Small Amount of Marijuana (M), DUI (M). The DA said Skinner was arrested following a one vehicle crash in Potter County. Upon speaking with the defendant they noted a strong odor of alcohol, and slurred speech. Chemical testing confirmed a blood alcohol level of .13%. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08%.

Limestone Man Busted For Drugs At Traffic Stop

Troopers Find Drugs
A young Limestone man ended up in a lot of trouble as a result of a traffic stop by Kane based troopers at noontime on Monday in the City of Bradford.

Tracy J. McGraw, 20, Limestone, NY, was stopped for a traffic violation on Chestnut Street. Troopers said several indicators led to a more in depth investigation.

McGraw attempted to remove Controlled Substances from inside his vehicle and flee the scene on foot. A scuffle ensued ending in McGraw being charged with several crimes.

Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Endangering the Welfare of Children, Resisting Arrest, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance, and Turning Movements and Required Signals.

Lake Effect Snow

It's confusing these days...You just don't know if you
want to mow the grass, rake the leaves or shovel the walk.

Open Arms Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Open Arms
Hey everyone! How about the weather? Seems different to see snow
while there are still leaves on the trees! But how beautiful it is on
the trees and the covering on the ground!

This Sunday is Smart Living Part 6: Celebrate the Victories/Sabbath.
Sunday at 10:15. Next week we will start a new series called

The workshop Sunday night at 6:30 is Smart Parenting and will be given
by Sally Newton (Elementary Guidance Counselor). This workshop will
address subjects like setting and enforcing healthy boundaries,
affirmation and affection without enabling, discipline, support,
healthy activities, and more.

This week is your LAST CHANCE to sign up for Growth Groups! We’ve
launched our new Semester Based Growth Groups starting Oct 5 – Dec 12.
These Groups will be addressing the Smart Living Series Curriculum.
Remember, you can sign up online at or at

This month's Prayer & Fasting will be held October 26-30. Think of
something to sacrificially give up and spend that time praying for the
church, community, and the needs you are aware of.

Last Friday Prayer & Praise is October 30. Join us to worship the
Lord, take communion, and pray for the ministry and community needs.

Trunk ‘r Treat is October 31 during trick or treat hours at the Grace
Lutheran Parking Lot and CLC. Bring a decorated vehicle with a trunk
full of candy! Invite some friends to come out for the fun!

That's it for now! Keep warm and have a great weekend!
Open Arms Community Church
1289 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701

Chimney Fire Reported On Route 646

Chimney Fire
At 6:45 PM on Friday, Smethport Station 2, Station 7, Station 8, Station 12 and ambulance 16 are responding to a report of a chimney fire at 4473 Route 646.

Harrison Valley Community Meeting Canceled

Meeting Canceled
The Harrison Valley Community Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at the Harrison Township Hall is canceled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Marie P. Seeley, 85, of Elkland, PA, formerly of Harrison Valley, PA

Marie P. Seeley, 85, of Elkland, PA, formerly of Harrison Valley, died Thursday, October 15, 2009.

Born February 26, 1924, in Waverly, NY, she was the daughter of Guy R. and Myrtle Bellows Preston.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident.

Surviving are: a son, Larry E. (Marie) Seeley of Belmont, NY; three grandsons, Larry G. Seeley and Christopher (Jessie) Seeley, both of Elkland, and Stephen (Lisa) Seeley of Middlebury Center, PA; two granddaughters, Tracy L. Gleason of Illinois and Kathryn Weeks of Middlebury Center; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, William Seeley, Jr.; three grandsons, Kevin Seeley, Mark W. Seeley, and Scott A. Seeley; a great-grandson, Bryton Seeley; a brother, Donald Preston; and two sisters, Barbara Masterellar and Lucille Reed.

Friends may call Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 4:00--6:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery.

Roberta I. Peterson, 80, formerly of Honeoye Haven Apartments, Shinglehouse, PA and Randolph, NY

Roberta I. Peterson
“beloved mother and grandmother”

Shinglehouse, PA---Roberta I. Peterson, 80, formerly of Honeoye Haven Apartments, Shinglehouse, PA and Randolph, NY, died Thursday, October 15, 2009 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA after a long illness.

Born April 22, 1929 in Little Genesee, NY, she was a daughter of Raymond and Margaret Jandrew Hibbard. On February 8, 1951 in Bolivar, NY, she married Quentin I. Coats, who died on August 23, 1996. She later married Norman S. Peterson, who predeceased her.

Mrs. Peterson was a 1947 graduate of Bolivar (NY) High School. She retired from the former Acme Electric Company in Allegany, NY after more than 19 years of service. She was a previous resident of Allegany, NY and a longtime resident of Little Genesee, NY.

Mrs. Peterson was a former member of the Emporium United Methodist Church in Emporium, PA. She enjoyed cooking and canning, listening to country music, and most especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are two sons, Gary W. (Sharon) Coats of Buffalo, South Carolina and Timothy Q. (Mabel) Coats of Portville, NY; a daughter, Debora I. (Ray) Coley of Rochester, NY; two stepsons: Francis N. “Pete” (Nancy) Peterson of Steamburg, NY and Gary D. (Julie) Peterson of Sugar Grove, PA; two stepdaughters, Norma J. Starnes of Shinglehouse, PA and Dawn I. (Richard) Demmon of Ceres, NY; nineteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two aunts; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Peterson was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Coates who died in 1958; and two infant sons.

At the request of the family there will be no public visitation. Burial will be in the Wells Cemetery, Little Genesee, NY on Monday, October 19, 2009. A memorial service will be held in 2010 at a date, time and place to be announced.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the BRAG (Bolivar, Richburg, and Genesee) Historical Society, 390 Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715.

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


TGF PRODUCTION LLC Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Herring Salted

Lobar Gets $2 Million Contract To Expand Jail

McKean County jail project goes to Lobar

SMETHPORT — The McKean County Commissioners made it official Thursday morning by voting to award Lobar Construction of Dillsburg a contract for the McKean County Jail project.

Chairman Joe DeMott noted that architect Rod Lindsey of RW Larson Architects had reviewed Lobar’s bid and found it to be in compliance with the specifications and requirements. When bids were opened on Oct. 8, Lobar was seen as the apparent low bidder, subject to review for compliance.

Solicitor Dan Hartle said that because Lobar was the responsible bidder with the lowest bid, “You have no choice” but to award the contract to them.

Lobar’s bid was $1.932 million. There were three other bids, ranging as high as $2,239,887. More...

Two Injured When Attacked By Bull On Thursday

Update on Bull Attack

Yesterday, a bull attacked 2 individuals on Barden Brook Road in Eldred.

The 2 people were brother and sister, and lived in separate houses on the same property.

Brent Benson and Barb McPherson were the 2 that were attacked.

At around 4:00 pm, Barb witnessed Brent entering the pasture near the barn, from her house. She didn’t see her brother again, and assumed that he had gone back to his house, or had left.

Nearly two hours later, she went down to the pasture herself to find the bull standing over her brother.

She tried to get the bull tied up in the barn, but was also attacked by the bull, and knocked unconscious for an unknown amount of time. When she came to, she tied the bull up, and went back to her house to call 911.

When the ambulance arrived on scene, they immediately requested a helicopter for Brent. This later would be determined to not be possible due to weather.

Personnel on scene determined that Barb had a shoulder injury and called a second ambulance.

Once at the hospital, it was determined that Barb had suffered injuries from broken ribs to a dislocated shoulder. She was transferred to an Erie hospital.

Brent is still in critical condition and has injuries ranging from broken ribs and punctured lungs, to a head injury involving swelling of the brain. More....

Documentary To Be Aired On Gas/Oil Issues

Hello Jim,
Tomorrow night on Planet Green at 8:00 pm there will be a documentary 'Split Estate'.

The film is about the issues surrounding the land and mineral rights and also touches on the community health and environmental issues related with the oil & gas extraction industry.

I think many of your readers would be interested in watching this film. Zito Media offers Planet Green on channel 103.

Can you announce this on your website?
Thank You,
Laurie Barr

Pennsylvania vintage muscle snowmobile show/swap and radar run

It's back!
And We Have Snow

Pennsylvania vintage muscle snowmobile show/swap and radar run.

October 17, 2009. From 8:00am to 4:00 pm.

Where? Potter county snowmobile club lodge on north hollow road, potter county, pa. The historical home of oval racing in the northern tier.

What? Gates open 8:00 am. Great breakfast! Radar run starts @ 1:00 PM- 100 yard strip, big shutdown area. Helmets required. Must have working brakes and ignition switches. P.a. registration not required, as strip is on private land. We will have a 50-50 raffle for the American cancer society, gag trophy awards at day's end. Got a trophy to give someone? Bring it! Five dollar donation to club trail fund per sled entered in show, up to a maximum of 20 dollars for 5 or more sleds. Swappers only pay five bucks per truck load for a swap space. Old parts/new parts? Bring 'em! A SLED IS Vintage IF IT IS A MINIMUM OF 25 YEARS OLD. Antique if made before 1966.


Who do I contact? Check out the p.v.s.c. website at, or call glen Mallory, 570-418-1241 evenings after 8:00 PM preferred.

Thank you potter county snowmobile club.

Patrick J. Fannin, 61, of 231 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA

Patrick J. Fannin, 61, of 231 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died unexpectedly at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA on Wednesday (October 14, 2009) morning.

He was born Apr 30, 1948 in St. Marys a son of the late William and Eloise Schwab Fannin.

On July 15, 1966 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church he married Marie Carlson Fannin, who Survives.

Mr. Fannin graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1966 and attended Point Park College in Pittsburgh. He worked for the Department of Revenue and for PennDOT many years & retired from DCNR. After retirement he worked as a private consultant.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Emporium Council #990, Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium, Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW, Emporium Lodge #382, F.and A.M., where he was a 32nd Degee Mason and a member of the Emporium Country Club where he served as president for over 10 years.

He was a coach for Teener League Baseball, fifth & sixth grade boys basketball and the junior varsity boys basketball teams at CCHS for many years. For over 32 years he was a PIAA basketball official and also was an avid golfer.

In addition to his wife Marie Carlson Fannin
Son: Patrick "Toot" Fannin, Albuquerque, NM
Brother: William Fannin
Brother: Mark Fannin
Brother: John Fannin
Preceded in Death By
Parents: William and Eloise Schwab Fannin
Mass of Resurection at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday at 11:00 AM with Father Matt Ryan, Rector, officiating.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00-5:00 PM where Masonic Service will take place at 4:45 PM
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Charles Cole Hospital Receives H1N1 Vaccine

Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives At Cole

Rachel Forsythe, RN, gives Matt Seeley of the Tri-Town
Fire Department a H1N1 vaccination this week.

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital has received an initial supply of H1N1 vaccine. People identified as high risk patients should contact their primary care provider to receive a vaccination as it becomes available. CCMH also began vaccinating health care workers and emergency medical services personnel this week to protect patients, staff and visitors.

The CDC has recommended that high risk groups be vaccinated first: pregnant women, household contacts and caregivers of children younger than six months, health care and emergency medical services personnel, those six months to 24 years, and those 25 to 64 years with certain health conditions. After the high risk groups have been vaccinated, the general population will be able to receive the H1N1 vaccine.

Last week, Charles Cole revised its visitation policy to further protect patients, staff and visitors due to increased flu activity. The revised visitation policy restricts children under 18 from visiting the hospital. Exceptions may be made for those visiting the hospital’s Long Term Care Unit, OB (siblings of newborns), and terminal and critical patients. All other exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. In addition, anyone, regardless of age, who is ill or who has ill household members should not visit the hospital. Unlike seasonal flu, children seem to be at high risk for H1N1 and can spread the virus easily among the population.

All patient rooms at Charles Cole are equipped with phones; family and friends are encouraged to call patients if they cannot visit. E-cards, which are delivered to patient rooms, are also available via the hospital’s website,

Symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, and sore throat. Patients with H1N1 may also have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Anyone arriving at the hospital for medical care, who suspects he/she may have the flu, should wear a mask which will be available at the main entrance, at provider offices, and the emergency entrance. Patients with influenza-like symptoms should contact their medical provider’s office if they feel they need medical treatment. Otherwise, those with flu or flu-like symptoms should stay home for at least seven days after becoming ill and after 24 hours of being fever free without the use of medication.

For more information, visit or call CCMH’s flu hotline for a pre-recorded message at 814/260-5279 or toll free at 877/364-7904.

Power Out For 2,000 to 2.500 Customers In Potter

Power Outages
Potter County Emergency Services has just advised us that between 2,000 and 2,500 customers of Tri-County Rural Electric are without electricity due to the heavy snow bringing trees down on wires.

Potter County DES Emergency Co-ordinator Glenn Dunn said Tri-County crews are working on these outages, but it may be 6 to 8 hours before power is restored in some areas.

It is reported that most of Cameron County is or has been without power this morning. Allegheny Power crews are working there to restore power.

Several inches of heavy wet snow has fallen throughout the area with heaviest amounts on the higher elevations. A second wave of snow may develop this afternoon, causing more weather woes into Saturday morning.

More reports can be found at 1490 NewsBlog

Winter Storm Warning Continues Thru Sat urday AM

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 8 am EDT Saturday.

Periods of snow... mixed with rain in the valleys... will continue
today and tonight. Additional accumulations today of an inch or
so can be expected... especially on ridge tops. Additional
accumulations tonight will range from 1 to 2 inches. Most of the
snow will tend to stick to colder surfaces such as trees... and
grassy areas while most treated roads and sidewalks will remain
just wet or slushy.

While most of the snow will melt as it hits pavement... some
untreated roads could become slippery... especially early this
morning and again tonight. The heavy wet snow on foliated trees
will lead to downed limbs and even some power outages.

Expect a total of 3 to 7 inches of snow to fall by Saturday
morning. Again... the heaviest snow will be on the ridge tops.

Haunted Honeyoye Shack Starts Tonite In Shinglehouse

The Haunted Honeoye TRACK Shack is Back!

The Haunted Honeoye
TRACK Shack is Back!
Scarier and better than ever!
204 W. Honeoye St. in Shinglehouse
October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31 -
Friday's and Saturday's

Hours: 7-10pm
Admission price: $5.00
All proceeds benefit the Shinglehouse
TRACK organization.
Check out our cause at

Garage Sale Still On For Saturday

power outage at upper barkshanty road and kitten's first snow

We have been without power now for about an hour. Here's a photo of the snow. It's still coming down. Just thought I would share a few of my snowfall pics.

Wesley's kitten chancellor is having a good time experiencing his first snowfall. It's always fun to see the reaction they have to something they have never seen before.

Tri-County said they have sent a crew out and are working on it. I am going to sit by the woodstove and keep warm. I was thinking about shoveling but have decided to wait till this afternoon.

Sherry Clark

Snow Warning

Sturdevant Family sends photo of Early Snow



The Austin United Methodist Church has cancelled their annual Apple

Butter Festival for 10/17 due to the present and projected weather.

Another date will be announced as to the day when the apple butter will

be made and available.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Former Austin, PA Resident Is Warden Of Federal Prison

Former Austin, PA Resident Is Warden Of Federal Prison

Article Photos

Muncy Mayor Anthony Rizzo, left, chats with David Ebbert, warden of the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex after Ebbert’s presentation to the Lycoming-Sullivan Boroughs Association on Wednesday evening at the Valley Inn in DuBoistown. Ebbert said that his everyday dealings with inmates at the medium-security facility are nothing like what is portrayed in movies and on television.
R.A. WALKER/Sun-Gazette
Muncy Mayor Anthony Rizzo, left, chats with David Ebbert, warden of the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex after Ebbert’s presentation to the Lycoming-Sullivan Boroughs Association on Wednesday evening at the Valley Inn in DuBoistown. Ebbert said that his everyday dealings with inmates at the medium-security facility are nothing like what is portrayed in movies and on television.

Former Austin Resident Warden Of Allenwood Prison
David Ebbert is a graduate of Austin Area school and Mansfield University and is currently serving as the Warden of the Allenwood Federal Penitentiary in Allenwood, PA.

David is the son of Ronald and Priscilla Ebbert and brother of Andrea (Ebbert) Yoder, who still reside in Austin, PA.

Warden gives glimpse of life inside a prison


The warden of the medium-security facility in the Allenwood federal prison complex offered a reality check Wednesday night concerning life inside his facility.

It's nothing like the prisons portrayed in the media, Warden David Ebbert said.

Movies and television focus on what sells and that usually means "the worst of the worst," he said, "(and that's) nothing like what I deal with every day."

The 45-year-old Montoursville resident and Mansfield University graduate was the guest speaker at this month's meeting of the Lycoming-Sullivan Borough Association.

A 22-year veteran with the federal Bureau of Prisons, he encouraged anyone with a skill or degree and looking for a challenging job to consider a career in corrections.

Most of his staff have degrees, he said, and are dedicated professionals.

Corrections is a growing field. There are more inmates in this country's prisons than in any other country.

"It seems," suggested Ebbert, "the more civilized you are, the more prisons there are."

Allenwood houses about 1700 of the federal government's male inmates in three facilities - low, medium and high security.

The medium facility contains inmates with sentences up to about 15 years and histories of little or no violence.

It's not a country club, but Ebbert said annual inmate interviews show at least 85 percent of the inmates feel safe in the facility.

They try to keep the inmates occupied - all are required to work at prison jobs.

Working inmates are paid 12 to 40 cents an hour and, if they still owe fines or restitution, up to 25 percent of what they earn can go toward those payments.

Ebbert and his staff do their best to "give (the inmates) the opportunity to prepare themselves" for life on the outside once released. Inmates are offered the chance to learn skills, which range from the building trades to raising trout and bass.

Ebbert has served at prisons both locally and in other parts of the country. His first work was at the old Lewisburg Penitentiary, where a conversation with an older inmate left a lasting impression.

"You see those trees," said the inmate, pointing to trees towering over Lewisburg's tall wall. "When I got here, you couldn't see them. When I got here, cars were round."

Even prison inmates who have release dates in their futures may have little to look forward to on the "outside" and are "going back into nothing in a lot of cases," Ebbert said. Many return to prison.

Ebbert said that, as professionals, he and his staff understand they are there to protect the public and do what they can to control and change inmates, using budgets and programs controlled by elected officials who answer to the taxpayers.

A career in corrections has challenges on a daily basis, and modern correction officers are far from the "knuckle-dragging prison guards" of popular fiction.

It's a career that requires good people who have people skills.

"If you can judge people, that helps," Ebbert said. "When I talk to (inmates), I treat them like men."

Multiple talents are needed to operate a modern prison that, in a way, is a town unto itself.

In addition to correction officers and administrators, plumbers are needed, as well as doctors, sociologists, teachers, secretaries and - right now - more dentists.

This story is re-published in Solomon's words, with permission, at the courtesy of R.L Walker and the Williamsport Sun Gazette.