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Saturday, November 14, 2009


Cardiac Science Notifies AED Customers of Nationwide Voluntary Medical Device Correction

Smethport Mayor Recuperating From Truck Crash Injuries

Bionic Mayor Returns to Smethport

November 12, 2009

Smethport Web – by Nathan Muller

On Wednesday Mayor Ross Porter returned to Smethport by ambulance from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh to convalesce at Lakeview Living & Rehabilitation. After 10 to 12 weeks of healing from numerous injuries resulting from a recent truck crash, plus several surgeries to put bones back together, an aggressive rehab regimen can be undertaken to help Porter regain full mobility.

Despite all the pain and discomfort, Porter’s good humor seems fully restored, jovially describing his appearance in medical wraps, pads, and supports as making him look like a “turtle.” He reports that among his first priorities when he arrives at Lakeview is to arrange for an Internet connection so he can get back to work with his MacBook and iTouch.

Porter’s odyssey began two weeks ago when he drove to Lakewood, New York to buy a used John Deere tractor with a heated cab and snow plow attachment. Although Porter doesn’t remember it, on the way back to Smethport his pickup truck crossed into the opposite lane near Augie Road on Route 59 in Keating Township.

His truck hit a culvert and a tree along the berm with such force that the truck bed tool box flew through the rear window, hitting Porter in the head and fracturing a vertebra, before exiting the cab through the windshield. The crash broke 25 other bones, including 15 ribs, and multiple fractures of the pelvis, hip socket, femur, and kneecap. More....

Coudersport Man Suffered Major Injury In Crash

Bud Hoover photo

Drivers Identified

State Police have identified the drivers involved in the near head-on crash Friday morning on Lynn Hall Hill in front of the Lookout on Route 6, west of Port Allegany, PA.

Paul R. Jackson, 57, Coudersport, PA., suffered a major injury, and was lifeflighted to Altoona General Hospital for treatment. Jackson was traveling east on Route 6, attempting to negotiate a right hand curve, when his 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier crossed into the oncoming lane, striking a westbound tractor trailer hauling wood chips.

Jackson was extricated from his vehicle by volunteers from Star Hose Co. #1, and transported to a landing zone by Port Allegany Ambulance, where he was transported to the trauma center in Altoona. He was attended by Coudersport ALS.

Witnesses on scene reported that Jackson was blinded by the sun as he came around the corner at the crest of the hill. He struck a 1999 Freightliner tractor trailer, driven by Michael P. Schultz, 30, of Shinglehouse, PA. Schultz was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. His truck sustained major damage to the tractor portion of the rig.

Route 6 was closed in both directions for hours. Troopers said Jackson will be charged with Roadways Laned For Traffic.

Previous story & PHOTOS

Reader Asks Help For McKean SPCA

Animal Shelter Contest

If you could please post this on your blog I would greatly appreciate it.

The Mckean County SPCA is entered in a contest to win $10,000. Please go to and vote for our local shelter! Our SPCA is ran 100% on donations and this money would make a big difference in the lives of many animals and the wonderful staff that cares for them.

Thank you!
Amanda Hager

PS. We are currently # 23 which is almost 3000 votes behind 1st place and every vote will bring us one step closer to winning this!

Open Arms Church News--Bradford, PA

Hello everyone!

What a beautiful week we've had! I hope you are all enjoying the

Here's what's happening at Open Arms:

Revolution! Youth Group starts Nov. 15, 7-8p at Open Arms. Pass the
word to all youth, ages 13-18/Pre-highschool Graduate. Any adults
interested in volunteering in the Youth Ministry can contact Justin
Willoughby at 814-331-2651. We're looking for fun, energetic, youth-
loving & Jesus-loving people to assist in reaching the unchurched
youth of our area and discipling the ones we reach to grow up in their

Operation Christmas Child:
The Livewires Class is collecting items for Samaritan’s Purse shoe box
ministry to children. This is used as a tool for child evangelism
throughout the world. We need the following items, which we will use
to assemble boxes ( Deadline November 18th ):

Toothbrush and paste, bar soap, hair bands and barettes,chap stick,
brush and combs, bandanas, small flashlights with extra batteries,
modeling clay, art materials,yo-yo’s, mini etch-a-sketch, balls, small
stuffed animals ( like beanie babies),dolls, toy cars, crayons,
markers, colored pencils, gum, hard candy,lollipops,sunglasses,
pencils, pens, small paper pads, ink and stamp sets, solar
calculators, tshirts, ball caps, socks, jump ropes…

We need both boy and girl toys and items. Please no war related toys,
no liquids, and nothing meltable ( like chocolate). If you cannot
contribute items, we will need $7 per box to help cover delivery

Please contact Sally Newton for more information
( We will deliver boxes to the collection
center the week of November 18th.

Baptismal Service: Nov 22, 1pm at the Bradford YMCA. Please email or
talk to Pastor Mike to confirm your attendance. Invite your friends
and family. All are invited! Let’s celebrate together. Party at Open
Arms afterward.

Thanksgiving Eve Dinner Outreach: We will be delivering 10
Thanksgiving Dinners to homes of the less fortunate on Nov. 25. You
can sign up to contribute to food basket and help with delivery in the
back of the worship center.

Christmas Eve’s Eve Service: Wed, Dec 23, 7pm. If you are interested
in sharing a song, poem, skit, etc. please see Pastor Mike. Be
inviting friends and family now. Also, the special offering received
at this service will go toward the 2010 Benevolence Ministry in caring
for those in need in Bradford, so dig deep and give generously.

1st Night Outreach: Dec 31. We will be giving out free coffee, coco,
and baked goods. Please see Dr. Brad to get signed up to serve.

That's all for now! God Bless you and your family!

Open Arms Community Church
1289 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701

Emporium Sailor On 911 Warship Crew

Emporium native to set sail on historic Navy vessel

An Emporium native and servicewoman in the United States Navy has a unique experience with her next duty station — the honor of being among the first crew to serve on the warship built as a tribute to those who survived the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Malarie Campbell, the daughter of Annette and the late Mark Campbell of Emporium and a 2005 graduate of Cameron County High School, is a medical technician on the USS New York.

The USS New York, which contains seven-and-a-half tons of steel salvaged from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center, was commissioned Nov. 7 at the Intrepid Museum Pier in New York City. More...

Coudy 35 Keystone 6

Kevin Wolfinger rips off a big gain in the first half.

# 1 Dirk Cowburn drags a pair of Keystone defenders for a first down.

Paul Burdick Photos

Friday, November 13, 2009

One Car Crash Reported Near Shongo On Rt. 19

Car On Roof
At 11:30 pm on Friday night, Wellsville Ambulance and Advanced Life Support units have been dispatched to a one car crash on Route 19 near Shongo. A car is reported on it's roof with possible entrapment.

Woman Threw Out McDonalds Sandwich Bag

Scattered Rubbish
A Harrison Valley woman is accused of scattering rubbish near a camp in Harrison Township on Thursday morning.

Lorinda Mae Cary, 19, 204 School Street, Harrison Valley, PA, is accused of scattering a McDonalds sandwich bag with garbage in it near a camp at 901 Kibbe Hill Road. She will answer charges in District Court 55-4-03.

Coudy Falcons over Keystone Panthers 35-6

Coudy Falcons over Keystone Panthers 35-6
District IX playoff game
Keystone is in Knox PA near Clarion.

- Leo
Sunken Branch Photography

Smoke & Flames Lit Up The Sky As Mobile Home Burns

James Jones photo

Roulette Firefighters were called out at suppertime on Thursday when neighbors called in this apparent controlled burn of a mobile home across from Hester Avenue. Smoke and flames could be seen for miles.



BRADFORD, Pa. – New York City restaurateur Mechel Thompson will visit the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Monday, Nov. 16, to speak to students of Dr. Philippe van Berten, assistant professor of business management and marketing. The public is welcome to attend.

The lecture by Thompson, who co-owned Maroons Jamaican-Southern restaurant in the Chelsea section of Manhattan until earlier this year, will take place from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. in Room 162 of Swarts Hall.

Thompson will speak to students about creating and managing a concept restaurant and about his brand experience in the luxury industry.

Following the closing of the highly successful Maroons, Thompson now works for one of the world’s largest luxury retailers.

“He is a recognized leader in the hospitality industry, and his firsthand knowledge is sought after in the areas of marketing and business development,” van Berten said.

Thompson has appeared on the Food network, in various magazine and newspaper articles and in “The Magical Melting Pot,” a collection of recipes and childhood memories from America’s leading chefs.

Born in rural Jamaica, Thompson has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia and currently lives in Manhattan.

Conagra Foods Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on a Limited Number of 15 oz. Tubs of Blue Bonnet Light Spread

Conagra Foods Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on a Limited Number of 15 oz. Tubs of Blue Bonnet Light Spread
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 13:38:00 -0600

Today, ConAgra Foods, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 15 oz. tubs of Blue Bonnet Spread that were inadvertently mispackaged—the lid is for regular Blue Bonnet Spread and the tub portion describes the product as Blue Bonnet Light Spread. The product inside of the tub is regular Blue Bonnet Spread. As a result, the product tubs do not declare the allergen whey (milk), as an ingredient.

Lula J. Shelley, 84, formerly of 35 Main Street, Lewis Run, PA

Lula J. Shelley, 84, formerly of 35 Main Street, Lewis Run, passed away Friday, November 13th, 2009 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born February 12, 1925, in Rixford, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Grace (Berg) Parker.

On January 31, 1944 in Allegany, NY. she married Clarence E. "Clair" Shelley who died July 15, 1997.

Mrs. Shelley attended Otto High School. She had been employed at Corning Glass Works as a quality control inspector and retired after 50 years of service.

She was a member of the Cyclone United Methodist Church and attended the Foursquare Gospel Church. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary in Smethport and Bradford.

Surviving are six daughters, Susan (the late Hal) Perry of Bradford, Nancy (Paul) Griffith of Buckhannon, WV, Helen (Richard) Sherman of Bradford, Sandra (Jon) Grey of Allegany, NY, JoAnna (Billy) Jeffries of Buckhannon, WV, and Laura (Steven) Hixenbaugh of Lewis Run, 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Edward C. Shelley, two sisters, and three brothers.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, November 15, 2009 from 3:00 to 4:00pm in the Foursquare Gospel Church at which time a Memorial Service will be held with Rev. William Watson pastor officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Stroke Group c/o Joe Butler, 3 Delaware Ave Bradford, PA 16701, the Bradford Lions Club, or a charity of the donors choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

Clair I. LAWYER, 67, of Odin, Coudersport, PA, formerly of Hanover, PA

Clair I. LAWYER, 67, of Odin, Coudersport, PA, formerly of Hanover, died Friday, November 13, 2009 in her home.

Born September 21, 1942, in Cliffside Park, NJ, she was the daughter of Valdemar and Mildred Kauffenger.

On February 10, 1978, in Westminster, MD, she married Mark E. Lawyer, who survives. She was employed by the Hanover Evening Sun for many years.

Surviving besides her husband, Mark, are: four daughters, Robin Cardino of Gardners, PA, Diane Garland of McSherrystown, PA, Cheryl Howard of Hanover, and Jamie Lynn Lawyer of Richmond, VA; and four grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, John Cardino.

A private visitation will be held at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

First Estimates $2.8 Million Shortfall In Clinton County Budget

Clinton County tax hike looms even with more cost cutting

First round budget sessions winding down


LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS- While facing a large budget shortfall that may mean a property tax increase, the Clinton County commissioners announced some good news at Thursday's meeting.

County Children and Youth Director Gerald Rosamilia, instructed last week to find some ways to decrease the agency's multi-million-dollar accounts, returned with a new spreadsheet this week.

According to Commissioner Adam Coleman, the various accounts under Rosamilia's control saw a 30 percent reduction in requests, amounting to a $767,000 decrease in the proposed budget for 2010.

Essentially, it appears Rosamilia will substantially slash contracted services for children.

Most of the reductions in Children and Youth will fall into the categories of contracted services for private institutional housing and counseling of troubled teens, foster-home placements and related services for child welfare, Coleman said.

Coleman said the county agency is trending toward conducting more of its services locally.

The board must post the tentative budget on Dec. 1 to give the public time to review it, while also allowing county officials more time to again review requests before adopting a budget on Dec. 30.

Given the commissioners' first estimates of a $2.8 million shortfall, the $767,000 amounts to a nearly 33 percent decrease in the deficit the board faced two months ago. More...

1 Car Crash Reported South of Smethport

One Car Crash On Rt. 46

At 3:06 PM on Friday afternoon, Priority Care Ambulance and Smethport Fire Department (for rescue) are responding to a one vehicle crash just south of Smethport near the PennDot shed on Route 46. Reports one person injured who initially refused treatment but now is being transported to Bradford Hospital.

Joyce M. Bailey, 64, of Coudersport, PA

Joyce M. Bailey, 64, of Coudersport, PA died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born on January 17, 1945 in Buffalo, NY she was the daughter of Irving L. and Mae L. Clendenning Jackson. On November 9, 1968 she married Milon Bailey who died on March 31, 2004.

Joyce graduated from Coudersport High School and later from the Olean Business Institute. She retired from the United States Postal Service. She enjoyed traveling, gambling and taking care of her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Tara L. Bailey Maynard of Bonifay, FL, and a son, Shane Bailey of Coudersport, four grandchildren, Christopher A Bailey, Jade A. Maynard, Cody J. Maynard, and Chloe J. Maynard, one sister, Joan Freeman of Orlando, FL, a brother, Johnny Rennells of Florida, two sisters-in-law, Jane Johnson of Coudersport, PA, and Marlene Rennells of Buffalo, NY, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Anita Ann Jackson, who died in 1952, and a brother, Robert Rennells, who died in 1979.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 2:00pm Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, Post Office Box 203, Coudersport, PA 16915.

No Cost Educational Classes Offered At Career Link

Get Smart
The Department of Education, through the IU9, offers no cost educational classes at the PA CareerLink, taught by highly qualified teachers.

· Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED - Students can brush up on basic skills as they prepare for the GED® Tests, employment, training, or higher education.

· Family Literacy - Parents of children birth to grade three can participate in this valuable program that incorporates adult education, parenting education, early childhood education, and interactive literacy activities.

· English as a Second Language (ESL) – Students who would like to improve their English skills can benefit from one-on-one instruction.

· Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) – Students who learn well independently can benefit from CBI.

· Specific Skill Instruction – Employers who have specific requirements for employment can utilize the adult education services to provide instruction for prospective or current employees. Job seekers can benefit from short-term instruction in a specific skill in order to pass pre-employment exams. This testing/training service is currently provided to two area employers.

· Distance Learning – Students who learn well independently and who cannot attend face-to-face classes can participate in Distance Learning.

Classes are held during the day or by evening appointments at the PA CareerLink Potter County and at Port Allegany High School (McKean County) in the evening.

For more information call Loretta at (814) 274-9330.

GMP Herbal Products, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of a Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Undeclared Drug Ingredients

GMP Herbal Products, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of a Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:48:00 -0600

Herbal Products, Inc. has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Pai You Guo, a weight loss dietary supplement, sold and marketed by the firm contains undeclared drug ingredients. FDA lab analyses of dietary supplements distributed by the company were found to contain undeclared sibutramine, an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss; and phenolphthalein, a solution used in chemical experiments and a suspected cancer-causing agent that is not approved for marketing in the United States.

Shaner Holds Grand Opening For New Lock Haven Hotel

Former Bolivar, NY Shaner Family

Lock Haven Express

Quite a crowd turned up at a block party at the new Fairfield Inn and Suites on Spring Street last night to celebrate its grand opening.

D.J. Bill Baney spun tunes, hot beverages and cookies were handed out, and a fireworks show lit up the sky from the levee at Fourth Street.

The public also toured the inn. Before the block party, local dignitaries gathered for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres inside.

The party was held by Shaner Investments L.P. to thank the community for its support in developing the hotel in Lock Haven's downtown. PHOTOS

Bradford Man Guilty Of Sex With 12 Year Old

WESB NEWS--Bfd Man Pleads to Sex With 12 Year-old
A Bradford man pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to having sexual intercourse with a 12 year-old girl. Colby Kraft entered a guilty plea after being charged with sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor after having sex with a 12 year-old girl on May 9 in Bradford. Kraft will be sentenced on February 11.

Eldred Woman Facing Forgery Counts

WESB NEWS--Eldred Woman Arrested on Oustanding Warrants

An Eldred woman was arrested Thursday on several outstanding warrants. Court records show that Melinda Schoonover is facing several counts of forgery, writing bad checks and theft.

Police say that in 2006 Schoonover wrote several checks on a another person's account, forged several signatures on checks and cashed them. She also forged prescriptions for morphine at a Bradford pharmacy. Schoonover was jailed on $2,500 bail

Friday Morning Crash Closes Route 6 For Hours

Star Hose Co. volunteer firefighters work to free a man
trapped in this vehicle Friday morning on Lynn Hall Hill.
Bud Hoover Photo

Semi hauling wood chips was hit by car apparently blinded
by the sun on Lynn Hall Hill west of Port Allegany, PA Friday.
Route 6 was closed for hours, but has re-opened.
Photo by Bud Hoover

Bud Hoover photo

This crash happened this morning around 7:15 AM. Near head on in front of The Lookout. The red car heading east evidently blinded by the sun crossed over the center line and hit the semi in the drivers side of the truck. Firemen had to use the Jaws of Life to remove him. Unofficial reports indicate the truck driver was not injured. At noon, Kane based State Police do not have any information available yet on this crash or the condition of the man injured in the red car.

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will offer heel screenings

Heel Screenings
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will offer heel screenings from 1 to 3 p.m., November 20 at the Women’s Health Center in hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center. The cost is $10. Call 877/274-8200 for an appointment.

Heel screenings give patients a preliminary bone density score (T score) in a matter of minutes. Low scores typically call for a more thorough exam. Those who should receive a heel screening include women over 65 or who have had an early menopause or hysterectomy or other hormonal depletion, men over 70, men and women taking certain medications or certain cancer treatments, those with risk factors or a disease or condition that can cause bone loss, and men and women who eat a low calcium diet or have had significant height loss.

Vision Independence Support Group to meet

The Vision Independence Support Group will meet at noon on November 25 at the Irwin Rehabilitation Center. Led by Dr. Dan Schott, the meeting is open to patients, caregivers, practitioners, and anyone wanting to learn more about permanent vision impairments. Call 274-6180 for more information.

Friday The 13th Has Unlucky Start For Hazelhurst Driver

Fled Police, DUI Charged
A Hazelhurst driver who refused to stop for a State Trooper shortly after midnight Friday morning was found to be Driving Under The Influence.

Dana Rodney Causer, 44, Hazelhurst, PA, fled police in a 1998 Ford Explorer, but was stopped after the vehicle became stuck in a ditch on Dewey Avenue. Charges of DUI and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer, and summary violations have been filed with District Court 48-3-04.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Heather Jordan, of Tiona, a senior hospitality management and business management major at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, received the Skal International Pittsburgh Tourism and Hospitality Management Scholarship for 2009.

She was presented $1,000 from Skal, an international organization that brings together all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, during a dinner at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Coraopolis.

“Of several fine candidates from Pitt-Bradford’s hospitality management program,” said James Dombrosky, director of hospitality management and assistant professor of hospitality management. “Heather most fully met the criteria for the scholarship, which states, ‘The student must demonstrate the desire and potential to achieve a management-level position in the hospitality and/or tourism field.

“Heather demonstrates this through her overall effort, particularly her academic performance, attendance, work ethic and continuous desire to improve. She has become a great ambassador for the hospitality management program at Pitt-Bradford.”

Jordan said she’s thrilled at being chosen for the honor.

“Receiving this award has increased my motivation for being successful in the hospitality and tourism industry,” she said. “I hope to increase the level of hospitality here at Pitt-Bradford, as well as spread my determination, enthusiasm and passion for my chosen field of study.”

Established in 2004, the award has been bestowed to students at Pitt-Bradford, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Culinary Institute.

Area Obituaries

COUDERSPORT — Joyce M. Bailey, 64, of Coudersport, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Nov. 11, 2009) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Funeral arragements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport.

ELDRED — Geraldine Murphy of McCrea Brook Road passed away Thursday (Nov. 12, 2009) at her home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 51 S. Main St., Portville, N.Y.

Speed Limit Change on Route 1001(Brookland Road) Near Sweden Valley

Speed Limit 45 On Brookland Road

CLEARFIELD – PennDOT has lowered the speed limit on a section of Route 1001(Brookland Road) near the village of Sweden Valley in Potter County. The speed limit on Route 1001 has been lowered from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour from Route 6 in Sweden Valley, north to the Ulysses Township line.

PennDOT made the change after completing a speed study in the area. The speed study was done at the request of Sweden Township. The study and speed limit change was a cooperative effort between PennDOT, Sweden Township and the Sweden Township Police.

The new speed limit is now legally posted and drivers are reminded that the new, lower speed limit is enforceable. PennDOT reminds motorists to obey posted speed limits and to always buckle up.

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


Photograph shows Adaora Igbo, a pre-pharmacy major from Silver Spring, Md., as Eurydice in the upcoming University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Division of Communication and the Arts' production “Eurydice.”


BRADFORD, Pa. – A modern tale of loss and love based on the classic myth of Orpheus retold from the woman’s perspective will be staged next week at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
“Eurydice” will be presented by the Pitt-Bradford Division of Communication and the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Studio Theatre of Blaisdell Hall. Tickets are $6 for the public and $2 for all students. The production is a part of the university’s Spectrum Series.

“’Eurydice’ is a story of love and loss and second chances that come with both a catch and a cost,” said Dr. Kevin Ewert, associate professor of theater and director of the theater program. “Playwright Sarah Ruhl creates a dreamlike, strange and surprising world, to which we’ve added a very strong ensemble of actors, some live music, and an ambitious and incredible set design for the underworld.”

When Eurydice is to marry her true love, Orpheus, a tragic misstep sends her plummeting to the surreal depths of the underworld. Memories are forbidden in this world of the dead, but an unexpected reunion with her father awakens Eurydice’s mind with the love she felt in life. When Orpheus braves the gates of hell to find her, Eurydice must decide whether to remain with her father or return to her earthly love.

The New York Times praised “Eurydice,” saying, “Like all fine poems, songs and paintings, it’s a love letter to the world… a magical play.”

Ruhl is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and a MacArthur Genius Fellowship winner.

The cast includes Adaora Igbo, a pre-pharmacy major from Silver Spring, Md.; Latdior Williams, a public relations major from Newark, Del.; Carnell Lawson, a broadcast communications major from Trainer; Brandon Tully, an interdisciplinary arts major from Bradford; Romainne Harrod, an English education 7-12 major from Peoria, Ariz.; Katherine Yeagle, a broadcast communications major from Newville; Allan Swart, a writing and elementary education major from Corry; and Chelsey Colosimo of Bradford.

For tickets, 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

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Roofing Nails Thrown In Driveway Off Rt. 872

Unknown Actor Sought
State Police are investigating the spreading of 20 to 30 roofing nails in the driveway of Leslie Howarth of 4104 Route 872, Coudersport, PA.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Adam Pufka is the investigating officer.

Stolen Checks Forged & Cashed At Supermarket

Checks Stolen & Cashed
A Farmers Valley man was the victim of a theft and forgery recently.

State Police report that unknown actor(s) stole Michael Ray Hancock's checks and forged them for cash at Costa's Supermarket in Smethport, PA. The total amount was $50.00.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Andrasko is the investigating officer.

Tools Stolen In Seasonal Residence Break In

Tools Stolen From Camp
Unknown actor(s) broke into the front door of a seasonal residence on the Notch Road in West Branch Township between Nov. 6 and Nov 12.

After gaining entry to the residence of Larry Groff of Manheim, PA, the actor(s) took a black metal toolbox containing miscellaneous tools valued at about $100.00.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper J. J. Kowalski at PSP Coudersport, 814-274-8690.

Thieves Steal Penelec Wires In Otto Township

No Juice? No Wires!
Kane State Police are investigating the theft of 7 spans of electric service wire taken from poles on Township Road 382 and Kansas Branch Road in Otto Township.

Total value of the wire is unknown. It belongs to Penelec in Bradford, PA.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Andrasko is the investigating officer.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

To Fill A backpack Raffle Tickets Available--Drawing November 22

The “To Fill A Backpack” program still has raffle tickets available for the $1,000 Pre-paid Visa card. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and will be drawn on Sunday, November 22nd at the Roulette Fire Hall Bingo around 7:30pm. The card can be used anywhere that Visa is accepted including grocery stores, gas stations, online purchases, etc. If you are interested in purchasing tickets you can mail a check to “To Fill A Backpack” – Attn: Raffle – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746. Or you can go online to our website (, go to the bottom of the page and click on the donate button. This will take you to a secure site where you can either log in to your PayPal account if you have one to make your purchase or just enter your credit card information without setting up an account. Once your payment has been received we will write your name, address and phone # on the amount of tickets that you have purchased and the stubs will be held here. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us either by phone (814) 544-8032 or by email Thank you.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Center for Rural Health Practice is forming a Community Health Partnership to evaluate and improve the health of Bradford area residents.

The coalition has already held two meetings that included representatives of retail businesses, public schools, industry, banking, media and health care.

A town hall-style meeting to introduce the community to the coalition idea and elect a representative will take place from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Nov. 20 in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Dr. Youmasu Siewe, director of the center, said that health partnerships are a good way to identify health issues in a community and develop a plan for improving the health of residents.

“These don’t have to be traditional partners,” he said. “We can look at homemakers, business people and faith communities.”

Lifestyle changes that can improve health and reduce the cost of health care for everyone “can be more effective when partnerships are formed,” he said.

One of the partnership’s first activities will be to introduce a Community In Action program to promote physical activity and related benefits to area residents.

Siewe said that he has been pleased with the initial response to the partnership and that new members are welcome. For more information, contact Siewe at (814)362-5045 or

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

Update for Route 219/Bradford Bypass, Week of November 16

Update for Route 219/Bradford Bypass, Week of November 16

Southbound lanes to open as winter approaches

Clearfield – PennDOT issues the following travel update for the Route 219/Bradford Bypass project in McKean County for the week of November 16. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

• New traffic patterns to begin Monday, November 16. Southbound traffic will be moved back to the newly constructed southbound lanes. After southbound lanes are open, any work performed will be done under daylight signing.
• Northbound traffic will remain restricted to one lane during the removal of the temporary concrete barrier. Please watch for workers close to the travel lane during this work.
• Be aware of changes around the Foster Brook and Kendall Avenue ramps. The Foster Brook ramps will be opening sometime during the week. The Kendall Avenue southbound on ramps will have new southbound approaching traffic.
• 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. This access will be open by week’s end.
• 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).
• Drivers should use extra caution while entering the construction area from the on-ramp areas. Watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone and obey posted speed limits.

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

Cancer Support Group To Meet Nov. 16th At CCMH

Cancer Support Group
A cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. November 16 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center.


Jardini family: David, his wife, Dawn, and daughters, from left,
Jacquelyn, 6, Catherine, 5, and Grazia, 5 months.


BRADFORD, Pa. –David and Dawn Jardini have established a scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford that helps them support the institution and give back to the region.

David Jardini is the co-founder and president of C/G Electrodes LLC in St. Marys. He’s also a University of Pittsburgh alumnus, as are several members of his family.

David Jardini earned his master’s degree in social history at Pitt-Oakland, where his wife, Dawn, earned her master’s of business administration degree.

David Jardini’s father was the first generation of his family to attend Pitt-Oakland or college of any kind. After immigrating to the United States from Brazil, he earned his bachelor’s degree and eventually his doctoral degree in Spanish.

David Jardini’s mother earned her master’s degree in audiology from Pitt-Oakland, and Jardini’s son will attend Pitt-Oakland beginning in the spring term.

David and Dawn Jardini moved to Elk County seven years ago to start C/G Electrodes, which was formed in 2003 to acquire and restart the St. Marys operations of a bankrupt company. Recently, however, they have relocated to Pittsburgh to be closer to their family.

C/G Electrodes manufactures graphite electrodes used in the steel-making process.

“We really enjoy our life in Elk County,” David Jardini said. “We feel like with the effort that everyone at C/G has put into the company, it’s important to support the community the best we can.

“We wanted particularly to give back to the education system in that area. I’ve been very impressed with the Pitt-Bradford campus, and we really believe that the university is doing great work there.”

Jardini is a member of Pitt-Bradford’s Advisory Board.

The Jardinis’ gift of $5,000 has been matched by the Agnes L. and Lewis Lyle Scholarship Challenge.

The Thomas Scholarship Challenge was made possible by a $1 million gift from Agnes L. Thomas. For as long as the funds last, the challenge will allow donors to double the amount of gifts between $5,000 and $50,000 to new or existing scholarships. The gifts must be paid within five years to be eligible.

For information on the Thomas Scholarship Challenge or contributing to the Jardini Family Fund, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (814) 362-5091 or e-mail Joelle Warner, manager of donor relations, at

Ostomy Club To Meet At CCMH

Ostomy Club
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host an Ostomy Club meeting at 10 a.m. November 17 at the hospital’s main conference room. Donna Foust from the Area Agency on Aging and a representative from Aprise, will speak about open enrollment for Medicare. The Ostomy Club does not meet in December or January due to the holidays and will resume in February.

4 Seniors Sign Letters Of Intent With Penn State

Coudersport's Dirk Cowburn Signs Letter of Intent With Penn State

Events Scheduled By Southern Potter County Snowmobile Club

Southern Potter County Snowmobile Club
Schedule of Events

Help support our club.

Needed club secretary!

If interested in memberships, lottery calendars, or to purchase raffle tickets for 32” Phillips flat screen T.V., please contact;

Marianne Kio


Money goes towards expenses for groomer and trail maintenance.

Finishing Up The Train Work Before Bad Weather

Lions club President Ron Angood finishes putting the Lions club decal on the Lions club Arboretum train. Ron took advantage of A SUNNY DAY and applied the decals and painted the outer circles Lions club purple. The Lions club and the Coudersport arboretum committee have plans to paint the train and have a mural painted on the side in the spring. Work has been completed for this year and planning has begun for next years projects which include the expansion of the arboretum to the area behind Mc Donalds and on the side of the police station. Donations and volunteers welcome. Call Dick Buchanan, Ron Angood or Lou Karija

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Champion Cow Has Local Origin/Owner

My wife Calee and I and our 4 sons own/operate LP-summit View Farms in Coudersport. We have some high pedigree dairy animals,w/ a flushing program.

We sold several embryos from the mother of DELA(EX-91ex mammary- Emerson, father was ADvent -Red) to Dana Erway (DEL Hollow Farms) Coudersport.

The cow placed first in the Junior 2 year old Red & White category at the Harrisburg All American Red & White Show and Dana stated that at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI she placed 16th.

We are all so grateful to see her go so far in the show ring and looking great. Dana states that she is housed in MD. at a facility there were she will be put in to a flush program.

Calee and I currently have bulls in service throughout the county(35,000 lbs dams,blk n whi, and red n whi) at several farms and embryos from our flush cows available at the farm.

A big THANK YOU to Dana Erway of DEL HOLLOW FARMS.

Bryan & Calee Phelps and sons
Coudersport 814-274-7028

Roy T. Nuhfer, 94, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Edson St., Eldred, PA

MANSFIELD, OH - Roy T. Nuhfer, 94, of Mansfield, formerly of Edson St., Eldred, PA, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 2009) at the MedCentral Health System in Mansfield following a brief illness.

Born April 1, 1915, in Graysville, OH, he was a son of Thomas and Minnie Kinsey Nuhfer. On Feb. 17, 1935, in Fryburg, PA, he married Katheryn E. Beightol, who passed away April 20, 1998. On April 15, 1999, in Florida, he married Jeanne Brook, who survives.

Mr. Nuhfer was a 1932 graduate of Oil City (PA) High School and lived in the Eldred area for more than 40 years before moving to Allegany, NY, and wintering in Frostproof, FL.

He had been employed by the Healy Petroleum Co. and South Penn Oil Co., both in Bradford, PA. He was later employed by Clark Bros. in Olean, NY, for more than 13 years, retiring in 1979.
Mr. Nuhfer was a former member of St. Raphael Church in Eldred and St. Bonaventure Church in Allegany.

He was a past member of the 60 Plus Club of Allegany, was an ardent fisherman, hunter and camper, enjoyed horsesheos and bowling and was a member of several leagues in Eldred and Olean, where he had a perfect 300 game.

Surviving besides his wife of Mansfield are three sons, Robert (Margaret) Nuhfer of Newport News, VA, Frank (Cheryl) Nuhfer of Leonardtown, MD, and Ronald "Tim" (Linda) Nuhfer of Bradford; four daughters, Partricia (Robert) Pratt of Shinglehouse, PA, Carol (Chuck Flagg) Jordan of Olean, Sandra (Al) Barnish of Smethport, PA, and Kathy (John) Wojtanik of Olean; four stepsons, Dan Newton of Yorkville, IL, Don (Carol) Newton and Robert (Linda) Newton, both of Lexington, OH, and Bill (Kathy) Maneese of Mansfield; three stepdaughters, Marti (Kevin) Shearer and Judy (Lawrence) Kungle, both of Lexington, and Cameron Maneese of Wooster; 45 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Darlene Nuhfer, on Dec. 25, 2005; a stepson, Keith Maneese; four brothers, Harry, Carl, Andrew and Jerry Nuhfer; two sisters, Ann Lerch and Edna Weaver; two grandchildren, Robert Joe Pratt and Al Barnish Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon Alt and Savannah Barnish.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday (Nov. 12, 2009) at 11 a.m. in St. Raphael Church, Eldred, with Father John J. Murphy as celebrant. Burial followed in St. Raphael Cemetery, Eldred.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 1660 L St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Lawyer Sentenced For Coudersport Taj Mahal Fraud

Oxford lawyer gets 2 1/2 years in wire fraud case


— A disbarred lawyer whose Web site once touted him as “a lawyer you can trust” has been sentenced to 30-months imprisonment for two counts of wire fraud to misappropriate $1,990,000 from a client's account.

Raymond A. Desautels III, 43, of 57 Millbury Road, Oxford, was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Worcester. Mr. Desautels, who pleaded guilty on June 24, 2008, is free for the next four weeks. U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV made the ruling in a courtroom filled with family and friends of Mr. Desautels, including his wife and their two teenage sons

Mr. Desautels' client, Kevin Phelan of Hollywood, Ireland, (who was present in the courtroom for the sentencing), was planning to buy commercial real estate in Coudersport, Pa., with Mr. Desautels acting as closing lawyer for the transaction. More...

On Feb. 8, 2008, Mr. Seymour was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at an airport in Opa Locka, Fla., en route to Venezuela. Mr. Seymour tried to leave the country on a private jet with his wife, five children, the family dog and $1,360,421 in cash, concealed in bags hidden in his luggage.

On July 30, 2009, a federal judge sentenced Mr. Seymour to 51 months imprisonment for wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property, converted and taken by fraud. Mr. Seymour was ordered to pay full restitution of $2.94 million to Mr. Phelan. More.....

Did You Ever Wonder Where Your PA Tax Money Goes?

10 suspects charged

Attorney General Corbett announces criminal charges in second phase of legislative investigation

11-12-09 TWC 366x190

HARRISBURG - As part of an ongoing public corruption investigation into the Pennsylvania Legislature, agents from the Attorney General's Public Corruption Unit today filed criminal charges against Representative John Perzel and former Republican Representative Brett Feese. Also charged are eight current or former aides to Perzel and Feese.

Attorney General Tom Corbett said the charges are part of an ongoing grand jury investigation into the misuse of public resources and employees for campaign purposes in the Pennsylvania Legislature.
(Review the grand jury report: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3)

Corbett said the grand jury issued a 188 page presentment recommending that he file criminal charges against the defendants.

Among those charged, in addition to Perzel and Feese, are Perzel's former Chief of Staff, Brian Preski; his current Chief of Staff, Paul Towhey; Perzel's brother-in-law and former House employee, Samual "Buzz" Stokes; Perzel legislative aide John Zimmerman; Perzel campaign aide Don McClintock; Feese aides Jill Seaman and Elmer Bowman; and former House Republican Information Technology Deputy Director Eric Ruth.

The defendants are each charged with numerous theft, criminal conspiracy and conflict of interest charges. Additionally, Perzel, Preski, Feese, Seaman, Towhey and Zimmerman are each charged with obstruction of justice. More...

Editor's note: This article is lengthy. When you can take time, you need to read what these politicians did with your tax money. How much more of this goes on??????

Man Who Fell From Ladder In Hazelhurst Life Flighted

Fell From Ladder
At 4:30 PM on Thursday, Mercy Flight 6 is landing in Hazelhurst at the ball field for the victim of a fall from a ladder. Emergency
personnel are on scene.

Search Underway In Smethport

Search In Smethport
At 4:15 PM on Thursday, Smethport Fire Dept and Crosby Fire Department have responded to a search behind the toy factory on Magnetic Avenue in Smethport. A man was located in the woods who had apparently suffered a medical problem. He was brought out of the woods and transported to Bradford Hospital. Priority care ambulance and medic 16 attended to the victim.

Sheetz Petitions To Sell Beer In PA Stores

Sheetz starts petition for beer sales in Pa.

By Mark Leberfinger, and Amanda Clegg,
Altoona Mirror

Beer is locked up in Pennsylvania and needs to be freed from archaic state liquor laws, Sheetz Inc. officials said Wednesday.

The Altoona-based company, with about 200 locations in Pennsylvania, has started the Free My Beer campaign, an online and paper petition effort to urge lawmakers to allow beer sales at grocery and convenience stores.

The company and others have tried traditional lawmaker lobbying to change the laws, but it hasn't gotten the General Assembly's attention, so it's time to take the effort to the people, 70 percent of whom want expanded beer sales, company president and CEO Stan Sheetz said.

"The sign-ups match the polls," he said. "They'll say yes. This is not rocket science. They just want to be able to buy beer in Pennsylvania where they want."

"Why is beer locked up like this? Nobody has a good reason for this." More...

The Potter County Emergency Services Council will meet Tonight At 6:30 PM

The Potter County Emergency Services Council will meet at 6:30 pm tonight at the Coudersport Fire Department Training Center. A representative from each organization is asked to attend.

“OPEN-MIC” at The SPOT Friday 6:30 to 8:30 PM


Coffee House – Friday 6:30-8:30pm.

Snacks! Latte’s & More & Great Music!

Thanks to those that shared their music last Friday!

*Midge & Colin Ingalls

*Pete & Pam Tremblay

*Bonnie Hann & Elizabeth

You’re all welcome back!

If you have “Jesus-Honoring” music to share, please come!

The SPOT is located - 3 Miles East of Coudersport on Rt 6.

Bolivar, NY Man Killed In Car Crash Near Edinboro

Police identify victims of triple fatal crash
Bolivar, NY Student Is Killed

Meadville Tribune

EDINBORO — Pennsylvania State Police have identified the three victims from Wednesday’s fatal auto accident near Edinboro.

The crash claimed the lives of Domenico Crea, 18, of Erie and a passenger in his car, John N. Eyrolles, 18, of Pittsburgh, neither of whom was wearing a seat belt, according to Pennsylvania State Police at Erie. Also killed was Sheldon R. Harmon, 21, of Bolivar, N.Y., who was wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Crea was driving south at high speed on Draketown Road in Washington Township, Erie County, and tried to pass another vehicle at the crest of a hill at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday, state police said. Crea’s auto then collided with Harmon’s auto, which was driving north on Draketown Road.

All three were students at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

H1N1 Concludes Today At Coudersport Primary Care

H1N1 Clinic Ends Early
The H1N1 vaccination clinic at Coudersport Primary Care will conclude today at 11:30 a.m. The clinic, located at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center, was originally scheduled through November 19.

Additional clinics may be scheduled at a later date when vaccine becomes available. For flu information, visit or call CCMH’s flu hotline at 260-5279 or toll free at 877/364-7904.

Virgle N."Virg" Trowbridge, Age 57, of 655 Wattles Run Road, Sabinsville, PA

Virgle N."Virg" Trowbridge, Age 57, of 655 Wattles Run Road, Sabinsville, PA, passed away November 10, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.

He was a lifelong farmer. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Trowbridge Family Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA.

Donations may be made directly to the family to help with expenses.

Emporium Residents Injured In Keating Summit Crash

Man Life Flighted
Pennsylvania State Police investigated a one vehicle roll over DUI crash Wednesday afternoon, 1/10 mile west of Reed Run Road on Route 607, at 5:55 PM.

Diana Rose Reed, 46, 475 Old Portage Road, Emporium, PA, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet ZR2 Blazer west on Route 607. She told troopers she was driving too fast and lost control of her vehicle.

During the interview with State Police at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, it was determined that Reed was under the influence of alcohol. She was wearing her seat belt and sustained minor injuries from the crash. DUI charges and associated summary violations will be filed in District Court 55-3-01.

Reed's passenger, John Mike Kulick, 62, 148 Hayfield Hollow Road, Emporium, PA, was not wearing his seat belt and sustained moderate injuries. Kulick was life flighted from a landing zone near the scene to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

Austin and Port Allegany ambulances and Fire Departments assisted at the scene and landing zone. PHOTOS

Coudersport PTSA Meeting Tonight

Coudersport PTSA Meeting
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Coudersport Elementary School Library
All parents and teachers are invited to attend.

Burglars Set Fires In Roulette Residence

Burglary In Trailer Park
State Police are investigating a report of a burglary that occurred Tuesday at the residence of Cheryl Darlene Card, 64, 160 Railroad Avenue, Lot 13, Roulette, PA.
The residence is in Johnston's Trailer Park.

Cheryl told troopers that an unknown actor(s) entered the residence and set fire to a medicine box, a grocery list, and a chair inside the residence, and then sprayed the kitchen with water.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Adam Pufka is the investigating officer.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Spoiler Stolen From Jeep Near Bloody Corners

Spoiler Stolen
State Police at Coudersport are investigating a theft on the Honeoye Road that happened between 10-22-09 and 11-9-09.

Actors removed a Shield Kit (rear window spoiler), smoked grey in color, belonging to Audrey Schultz and James Schultz, 2461 Honeoye Road in Sharon Township. The plastic spoiler was on a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Coudersport PSP at 814-274-8690. Trooper Sean Jenary-Patrol Section is the investigator.

Pitt Improvers Announce Show Plans

Pitt Improvers Plan Shows at Pitt-Bradford; Will Appear in Kapers

The Pitt Improvers, a student improvisational club, will perform a comedy show from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

The all-ages show is free and open to the public.

The group also plans to reprise its appearance at Kiwanis Kapers at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 13 and 14 at Bradford Area High School. Kristin Asinger, visiting instructor of sports medicine, and her husband, Tim, are advisers for the student group. This is the Improvers second year on campus.

During the performances, members of the cast play a variety of improv games and perform them based on suggestions given by the audience.

Additional shows will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and April 1 in the Mukaiyama University Room. Also planned are an improv workshop for teens and adults Feb. 6 and special charity show from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall.

The Improvers recently attended an improv workshop in Chicago to learn long-form improvisation. In long-form, different scenes are created based on suggestions from the audience, thus allowing time to build characters and plots and make connections.

“The community will first experience this with us at the Kiwanis Kapers and our November show,” Kristin Asinger said.

“Our Kiwanis Kapers performance each night will be a lot of fun. We will play a game that is ‘guest played’ by well-known residents of Bradford. Our audience will suggest an unusual crime and our ‘accused’ will have to guess what they did, based on the clues provided by the improv team.”

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

Pictured, Improvers Brian Robert, an athletic training major from New Albany, and Morgan Back, a sports medicine major from Auburn, riding the elevated train in Chicago, where the improv group traveled to attend a workshop.
(Photo courtesy of Pitt-Bradford)

"Boots"--Here's Your Autograph

I am Lydia "Boots" Haskins grandson and I had Aaron Tippin sign an autograph for her. The mailman still has not taken my outgoing mail here and I know she is waiting on it. Since her mailbox was smashed, I think it would be nice to have this picture posted on Solomons words to make her smile while waiting for it to come in the regular mail.

Thanks in advance!


Welcome Luke 11-10-2009

Here is a picture of our beautiful new grandson Luke Joseph Dickerson with his beautiful Mommy our daughter Cynthia. What a blessing from God. What a proud Mommy!

Proud Grandparents Jim and Cynthia Jones

Emporium Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m.

Causer Hosting Town Meetings

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is inviting area residents to two upcoming town hall meetings in Emporium and Smethport.

The Emporium Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Emporium Fire Hall, 418 North Broad Street.

The Smethport Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the McKean County 911 Building, 17175 Route 6."Town hall meetings are a great way to share information about what's happening in Harrisburg and learn more about how that is impacting the people in Cameron, Potter and McKean counties," Causer said. "While I get constant feedback from people stopping by or calling the office, through e-mail, and at various community events, I always appreciate the conversation generated at town hall meetings."Causer said the meetings are open to anyone in the 67th Legislative District, and no reservations are necessary.People who cannot attend one of the town hall meetings may want to mark their calendars for Thursday, Dec. 10, when Causer will host an open house at his new Coudersport Office location, 107 S. Main St., Room 1. The open house is scheduled for 3-6 p.m.For additional information, visit or contact Causer's offices in Bradford at 814-362-4400, or in Coudersport at 814-274-9769. The toll-free number is 1-866-437-8181.

Port Fire And Ambulance Dispatched To Help Austin At Rollover Crash In Keating Summit

Mutual Aid To Keating Summit
At 6:15 PM on Wednesday, Port Allegany Station 3 has been dispatched to Route 155 & 607 in the Village of Keating Summit to assist Austin Dept. 44 by setting up a landing zone.

At 6:18 PM, Ambulance 3 is dispatched to assist Austin Ambulance with a roll over crash just off Rt. 155 on Route 607. Two patients are reported injured.

At 6:45 Mercy Flight 6 is over the landing zone.

Austin Responding To Rollover Crash At Keating Summit

Rollover Crash on Rt. 607
At 6:02 PM on Wednesday, Austin Dept. 44 is responding to a one car rollover accident on Route 607 at Keating Summit. Initial report indicated possible entrapment.

The Water Lines In Roulette Will Not Be Flushed Tonight

Flushing Was Completed Last Night

We were able to complete the main distribution system flushing last night so we will not be having to do it tonight as well.

One day this week or next we will be hitting the minor flush points around town that only affect a limited number of residents for a brief amount of time, but the main lines are completed at this time and there will be no interruption of service tonight.

Belfast, Scio, Angelica Residents Busted With Heroin

3 Allegany County residents busted with 100 bags of heroin in Mt. Morris

By Justin Head

MT. MORRIS -The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports that three Allegany County residents were charged with felony drug charges Monday afternoon after a traffic stop on State Route 408 in the Town of Mt. Morris. More...

Alleged Portville Attacker Back In Jail

Alleged Attacker of Portville Woman is Back in Cattaraugus County Jail

A convicted sex offender indicted for attacking a Portville woman in September has pleaded not guilty, but he is back in jail.

35-year-old William Phillips of Portville pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

His bail is set at $100,000 and he's scheduled to return to court on January 15.

On September 15, Phillips allegedly attacked a woman as she came out of a Wilson Farms store in Portville.

Phillips served 15 years in a Georgia prison for convictions of rape and aggravated sodomy of a 13- year old girl. When he was released from prison in Georgia, he returned to Portville to be with his family.

He was jailed after the incident in September, but was released when his case wasn't brought before a grand jury within 45 days.

SPC. Dale E. Fry And Wife Megan In Germany

SPC. Dale E. Fry

Spc. Dale E. Fry and wife Megan ( Lehman) are stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany and will be there for three years. Dale is currently in charge of the armory there and is presently in training for Sergeant rank. Dale has had two tours to Iraq for a total of 27 months serving with the 10th Mountain Division base out of Fort Drum, N.Y. as a truck driver. Dale is the son of Duane and Sandra (Lacher) Fry of Roulette, Pa. Megan is the daughter of Bill and Sue (Tinder) Lehman of Ulysses.

Letters from family and friends may be sent to:

Spc. Fry, Dale E.

CMR 424 box 3598

APO AE 09092

SPC Dale E. Fry we salute you on Veterans Day for your patiotism. We love and miss you both coming from all your family and freinds from back home.

Holiday Gift Wrapping Service This Saturday

Library Benefit

The Peer Helpers organization of the Port Allegany High School will be holding a Holiday Gift Wrapping Service this Saturday, November 14th.

Stop by the Used Book Store, located in the Lake Building on Main Street in Port Allegany from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, November 14th. Let the Peer Helpers handle your gift wrapping needs.

For a donation your gifts and items will have personalized attention with holiday paper wrap, name tags, ribbons and bows. This fundraiser by the students, benefits the Friends of the S.W. Smith Library.

2 Alarm Working House Fire In Bradford

House Fire In Bradford
At 1:30 pm on Wednesday, Bradford City Fire Dept. and Bradford Township Fire Department are responding to a working house fire on 26 Edwards Street in the City of Bradford.

A second alarm has been toned out for a 2 1/2 story house with a working house fire.

1490 NewsBlog has updated and photos

House Fire Details

Happy Thanks Christmas Giving

Holiday gift and book sale fundraiser

Saturday – November 14th 9am to 4pm

Friends of the Library Used Book Store On Main St Port
Allegany, Pa located in the Lake Building across from
Town Square

Gift items, new & used books, videos,
Music CDs and cassettes bake sale and more!

Visit with Santa Claus.

North Pole mail box for children to write and mail their letters.

Story telling of the “Polar Express” every hour starting at 10:30am.

Free gift for the kids.

Free craft and holiday magazines for everyone.

The Water Lines In Roulette Will Be Flushed At 10:00 PM Tonight


Billing cards reported the wrong dates for line flushing. Flushing will begin tonight and tomorrow night beginning at 10:00 pm. Customers may experience some turbidity and intermittent pressure loss.

James J. Slavin, 88, of Barden Brook Road, Eldred, PA

Founder of Whitehawk Beef Co.

ELDRED PA - James J. Slavin, 88, of Barden Brook Road passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday (Nov. 3, 2009).

Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Olean, NY, he was the eldest son of Cleary and Florence Zaph Slavin. His life was lived with courage, adventure and unsurpassable determination.

Mr. Slavin graduated from Eldred High School in 1939 and later attended St. Bonaventure University, where he earned a football scholarship. Later, he completed a business degree from Westbrook Business Academy in Olean.

Life took him into the U.S. Army where he became a medical administrative specialist during World War II. He spent three years from 1942 to 1945 in the European Theater. While enlisted, he received the European African Middle-Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was stationed in England during these years. In 1948, he married Angela A. Joseph, of Olean, who predeceased him on Nov. 4, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia (Terrance) Stanley and Kathleen Slavin; and one son, Steve (Anne) Slavin, all residing in Eldred; one grandson, Joshua J. Slavin of Pittsburgh; one brother, Donald (Noreen) Slavin of Falls Church, VA; one sister, Jean Marie Saad of Tonawanda, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother, Thomas Slavin in 2008.

Mr. Slavin was a member of St. Raphael Church in Eldred, where he was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Eldred V.F.W. Post 2092, the Eldred American Legion Post 887, the Sons of the Legion, the Port Allegany Moose Club 460, the American Meat Institute and the National Association of Meat Processors.

In 1950, Mr. Slavin and his wife ventured into a business commitment in which they founded Whitehawk Beef Co. in Eldred, a meat-packaging company that proved successful for many decades. Working well into his 80s, Mr. Slavin recently retired in early 2009.

Among his passions in life, he had a special interest and love for horses, and was an experienced horseman. One outstanding deed of selflessness was when he and his wife sponsored two families from the Netherlands and brought them to the United States to engage in a new life with their families.

Friends and relatives attended a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday (Nov. 7, 2009) at St. Raphael Church, Eldred, with the Rev. John J. Murphy and the Rev. Samuel Slocum as co-celebrants. Interment was in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, NY.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude's research hospital, the SPCA or the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.