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Saturday, December 5, 2009

East Smethport Home Burglarized Nov. 22nd

Burglary In East Smethport
Burglar(s) entered an East Smethport man's residence on November 22nd between 3:30 pm and midnite, and made off with electronics, money, clothes and his lawnmower.

Benjamin Bloomfield, 22 Railroad Avenue, East Smethport, McKean County, PA told troopers unknown person(s) entered his residence by forcing open a locked front porch door. The person(s) then entered the porch and forced open a second locked door to gain entry to the residence.

Once inside the residence, the person(s) removed a Play Station 3 with a wireless controller, an X-box 360 with two wireless controllers, a 4,000 watt 2 channel amplifier, a plastic water jug containing $800.00 in unwrapped change, a Wii Console with 2 wireless controllers, 10 Wii games, an 8 gigabyte I-Pod Touch, a 22 inch sterling silver necklace with a cross, and two 30 gallon plastic garbage bags containing new clothes and miscellaneous children's toys.

The person(s) then entered a shed at the rear of the residence and removed a Poulan 3 1/2 HP push lawn mower, fleeing the scene by unknown means or direction, with the stolen property.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Woods is the investigating officer.

Shot Fired Into Occupied Camp/Residence On Rt. 449

Shot Into Residence
An Assault-Reckless Endangering incident is under investigation by State Police at Coudersport. An actor shot into a hunting camp that was being actively occupied, but fortunately occurred while no one was inside the structure, and no one was injured.

On 11-30-09 between noon and 1:00 pm, someone shot into a camp owned by Kevin L. Yohn of 859 South Brookland Road, Ulysses, PA, located on Route 449, approximately 1.4 miles north of the intersection of Rt. 6 and 449.

The investigation is continuing and State Police are hopeful someone will be able to supply them with information that will help to solve this crime. PSP Coudersport can be reached at 814-274-8690. Trooper Sean M. Jenary-Patrol Section is the investigating officer.

$4,000. Worth Of Timber Stolen On Wildcat Road

Timber Theft
Coudersport State Police are investigating the theft of timber from a Sharon Township property that occurred between March 1 and March 25, 2009.

This timber theft occurred as an actor(s) removed approximately $4,000.00 worth of oak and maple trees from property at 285 Wildcat Road in Sharon Township, Potter County, owned by Henry Bruce Snyder, 72, of 672 N. River Road, Halifax, PA.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper J.E. Petti is the investigating officer.

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Non-Emergency Dispatch For Ulysses Dept. 47

Non-Emergency Response
At 3:10 pm on Saturday, Ulysses Dept. 47 with fire police have been dispatched non-emergency to the Hickox-Ulysses Road near the Musto Hollow Road. The center did not specify the reason for the dispatch.

There was an accident. The vehicle was over the guard rail and the tow truck was having a hard time getting it out.

I am not sure if anyone was hurt, we came upon the scene after the accident.

Chihuahua Missing From Hester Avenue Has been found

Missing Chihuahua Found
A brown Chihuahua pup with a white spot is missing since 1:30 an on Saturday morning from it's home on Hester Avenue in Roulette has been found.

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Eugene W. "Bucky" Orr, Age 60, of Rt. 349, Westfield, PA

Eugene W. "Bucky" Orr, Age 60, of Rt. 349, Westfield, PA, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2009, at his residence, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).

Eugene was born August 20, 1949 in Elkland, PA, the son of Wellington Eugene and Carmen Elizabeth Reynolds Orr. "

Bucky" worked at the A & P, Horseheads, NY, Sheesley's Sewer Service, Elmira, NY, Rosenbloom's Furniture, Westfield, PA, and Medplast, Westfield, PA. He was a veteran of the US Army. Eugene was well-known for being a dedicated hard worker and spending endless hours of family time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Brenda J. Allen Orr; daughters, Amy (Timothy) Pickering, Westfield, PA, Jaime (Richard) Womer, Ephrata, PA, Amanda Orr, Williamsport, PA; son, Michael Orr and Kelly Wheaton, Westfield, PA; grandchildren, Shane and Nathan Pickering, Shawn, Nikki and Brandon Womer, Haleigh Kibbe Orr and Breanna Orr; brothers, Steven, Lamont and Daryl Orr; sisters, Sandy Fritz, Sylvia Thompson and Sherry VanZile; several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main St., Westfield, PA, Tuesday from 12 - 2:00 p.m., where Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation, Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial in Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield Twp., PA.

Open Arms Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Hello Open Arms!

Wow! Can you believe it's December already? Christmas is almost here
and before we know it, it will be time to celebrate 2010. Seems like
just a little while ago we were celebrating January 1, 2009!

Don't forget, tonight, Saturday, December 5th at 6pm we're having our
annual Christmas Decorating party and chili cook off. Bring your
chili! Who will be the chili champ this year?

Heroes is our new series for December. Inside every person is a
special power. A power to make a difference. A power to change the
world. And along with that power comes a longing, and ache, to find
the fulfillment of living up to the potential within. This Christmas
season we will be talking about tapping into that power and becoming
the Hero God made us to be.

More happening at OA:

Revolution! Youth Group Dec 6, 7-8p here at Open Arms and Dec 11, 7-8p
at Bradford YMCA.

Christmas Caroling:
Tues Dec 8 & Tues Dec 22. Meet at Open Arms at 6:30pm. Sign up in

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 sign up in Lobby to provide baked goods or
serve at the Gazebo in Veteran’s Square in Bradford.

That's all for now! Hope to see you tonight for the cook off!

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

Friday, December 4, 2009

Obama Promises To Put Americans Back To Work


Annual Craft Show Today (Saturday) At Roulette

Where in the World is Jakob’s Hollow?

Hello Friends in the Twin Tiers!

Where in the World is Jakob’s Hollow?

• Christmas in the Wilds, Emporium, PA., December 12th

We’re just back from a great road trip to Delaware and Maryland to back up the release of the “Legend of Bobby the Kid” CD, and we’re getting psyched for an acoustic show in Emporium, PA. on December 12th at the Cameron County Artisans Center from 1:00 to 2:00pm, as we join them in celebrating the season festivities! For our schedule visit the website at .

• A Free Songwriting Workshop on December 29th

The Jakob’s Hollow Band will host a free songwriting workshop from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 29th! It will be held at Olga’s Living with Art “Corner shop”, on the corner of Route 6 and Route 49 next to the 2nd street Roost in Coudersport. Pass the word to your songwriting friends! The format is wide open, and we welcome songwriters of all levels to come and share their songwriting experiences, both highs and lows, so bring your instrument of choice and your notebooks! It’s a great way to get some feedback on your songs in progress, and gain some valuable songwriting tips. An RSVP would be helpful so we can plan seating.

• The Songwriter’s Roundtable returns for 2010!

Our season opening show will be held at the Roulette, PA Fire hall on January 16th, and will feature an open stage at 3pm, songwriting and performance workshop at 4:30, pot luck dinner and Habitat for Humanity presentation at 6:00, and main performance at 7:30 featuring The Jakob’s Hollow Band along with special featured performer Lisa Bigwood and the Washday Band. Just coming off a tremendous National Folk Alliance Showcase, Lisa Bigwood recently released her latest CD "Intrepid" to national acclaim. Her awesomely haunting songs are convincingly delivered in full bodied tenor with fine finger picking, and backed by the seasoned musicianship of the Washday Band. Visit her website at .

For Roundtable scheduling and updates visit the website at .

See you out there!:~)


We're worshiping together at 9:30 am every Sunday.

Dear Sweden Valley Church family,

We had a beautiful worship service on Sunday, November 29. We all felt the Spirit of God moving among us as the choir sang about "Gloryland," and as Tom Louwerse led the children with a message about acorns growing into oaks, and as Rev. Doug Orbaker told us about his mission of love and service in Nicaragua.

We felt the Spirit of God moving among us during the prayer concerns. A prayer request was made by one of the members of the second service asking that we prayfully consider that the two services be combined like we were before. He hardly finished speaking before the congregation of over 70 people applauding and a chorus of "Amen!" filled the room. In a few short minutes of discussion and sharing the church family acted by acclamation to combine the two worship services into one service.

That was followed by a few more minutes of discussion and sharing, and again by acclamation the church family acted to establish the new time of Sunday worship for the congregation at 9:30 am.

It was exciting to be part of this extraordinary worship service where God was at work to bring a blessing to the congregation. We all felt God's powerful nudge to be together each Sunday.

Please pass the word to everybody in your church family circle.
re worshiping together at 9:30 am every Sunday.

See you in Church!

Pastor Tom

Sharon Haskins, Pastor/Parish Committee Chair

Mosch's Tavern To Open Thursday, Dec. 10th

Troopers Recover Car Stolen From Wellsville,, NY

Stolen Car Recovered
On 11-20-09, Pennsylvania State Police recovered a stolen vehicle belonging to Raymond Button, of Route 19 South, Wellsville, NY.

The brown 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue sedan was found at the parking lot of the Corner Cafe in Ulysses Boro. It was stolen on 11-18-09 out of Wellsville, NY.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to contact New York State Police at Amity (Belmont) at 585-268-9030 or PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper J. E. Petti is the investigating officer.

Tennessee Man Killed Unloading Spa In Harrison Valley

Harrison Valley Death Accidental
State Police have identified the man who was killed on Andrews Hill Road, in Harrison Valley, Potter County, Friday morning (12-4-09), at about 11:30 am.

Troopers said Randall Wayne Fannon, 51, of Kingston, TN, was assisting the unloading of a "spa" from a tractor-trailer onto a smaller trailer attached to an ATV. Fannon was standing on the trailer attached to the ATV when weight transfer caused the trailer to move. Fanton fell from the trailer into the truck trailer. He was killed due to blunt force trauma to the head.

Harrison Valley Dept. 20 was responded for a land rescue with possible entrapment, Ulysses Dept. 47 was dispatched to assist and set up a landing zone for a helicopter. Units were recalled when it was determined that the patient had expired at the scene.

Tri-town ambulance assisted at the scene and Harrison Valley Dept. 20 secured the scene until State Police and Potter County Coroner Kevin Dusenbury Sr. and Deputy Coroner Kevin Jr. arrived on scene. The coroner pronounced Fannon dead at 12:46 pm. Ulysses Dept. 47 was dispatched for traffic control at the scene.

SOAP Dinner At Crittenden Hotel Sunday

SOAP is having a wonderful chicken dumplings dinner at the Crittenden Hotel on Sunday December 6th 11:30 - 2 pm. $10 gets you chicken dumplings salad drink and Walter's famous rice pudding dessert.

All proceeds go to the pool fund. This is a wonderful way for your viewers to help preserve a place for our children to grow and to enjoy safe summers for years to come.

Automatic Alarm Brings Fire Units To Main Street

Recall-False Alarm
At 3:12 pm on Friday, Coudersport Dept. 48 Fire units are responding to an automatic alarm reporting a structure fire on the first floor at 1 North Main Street in the Boro.
3:15 pm RECALL ALL UNITS by Chief 48.

Obama Is Live On WNEP-TV From Allentown, PA


Interstate 86 Has Been Reopened

I 86 Re-Opened
At 11:50 am, State Troopers advised Cattaraugus County 911 that I-86 was re-opened.

It was closed between Olean and Cuba for a tractor trailer rollover. The tractor trailer was hauling 40,000 pounds of explosives, and a special HAZMAT team had to be brought in to handle it. It was believed that the explosives may have become unstable after the accident.

Fire Departments Dispatched For Land Rescue

Land Rescue

At 11:38 am on Friday, Harrison Valley fire department Station 20 in the eastern end of Potter County have been called out for a land rescue with possible entrapment.

We were unable to hear the details of the call out if anyone can supply the information to us.

The call is to 326 Andrews Hill Road, in Harrison Township. Ulysses Station 47 has been toned out to establish a landing zone for a medical helicopter. Responding units have been recalled except for Harrison Valley who have been requested to secure the scene.

State Police and Potter County Coroner are reported enroute to the scene.

Last Public Hearing Held On Wood Boiler Regulation

Wood furnace law draws criticism from opponents

Sun Gazette

Proposed stiffer laws to address use of outdoor wood furnaces drew derision from many landowners but support from others who say they want to breathe clean air.

The Department of Environmental Protection hearing in Williamsport, marking the fourth of public meetings held statewide this week, drew some 70 people, each of whom had a chance to testify during the more than 2-hour session.

Opponents expressed problems with provisions under the law calling for higher smokestacks and farther setbacks for the furnaces from adjacent properties.

They claim such provisions are burdensome, especially from a financial standpoint.

Sandy Mincemoyer of Watsontown said her family opted to go with a wood furnace for heating purposes as a means to save money.

"Electric is not feasible. Natural gas is not available," she said.

She said the new regulations are merely a "bully tactic" that targets relatively few landowners.

John Jordan of Emporium agreed that his own wood burner saves him fuel costs.

He has the burner to heat his swimming pool that he otherwise would not be able to use.

"I'm not going to stop it," he said.

Jordan said he is concerned about possible contaminants emitted by burning wood. At the same time, he said it's his understanding that the emissions are no worse than those from a camp fire.

Under the proposed regulations no fuel or material in a boiler could be used other than clean wood, wood pellets made from clean wood, home heating oil, natural gas or propane.

In addition, the regulations call for prohibitions on the sale, distribution of installation of wood-fired boilers unless they are Phase 2 boilers. Such furnaces could not be installed by a homeowner closer than 150 from the nearest property line.

The regulations further call for any boiler to have a permanently attached stack that extends at least 10 feet above the ground. However, the stack of any boiler on a property located within 150 feet of another residence must be 2 feet above the highest peak of that home.

Tim Owens of Mill Hall ridiculed the stack requirements and challenged other proposals under the law.

He claimed there exists just one outdoor furnace for every 80 people in the state. He said he failed to see any correlation between poor air quality caused by too many furnaces.

"How many complaints have we had? I want to see numbers."

Kevin Stewart, director of Environmental Health, American Lung Association, claimed that outdoor furnaces create high levels of air pollution.

Such pollutants, he said, can exacerbate medical problems for people suffering from asthma, emphysema, heart disease and diabetes.

The Lung Association, he said, supports stack heights proposed under the regulation.

He said municipalities are not equipped to regulate the use of outdoor furnaces.

However, state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, said local governments not only should regulate the issue, but in many cases already are.

A member of the House Environmental and Energy Committee, he said it's his belief that the stiffer laws are being proposed from politicians and others from urban and suburban areas who have little understanding of the issue.

"I'm not saying we don't need some reasonable regulations including Phase 2 burners as they become available." he said. "This is just something that's going a little too fast."

State Sen. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, said the setback requirements called for under the new regulations simply are not logical in his sparsely populated 23rd Senatorial District.

He called for local governments rather than the state to regulate the issue.

Tioga Borough Councilman Ron Johnson said municipalities cannot be expected to regulate the problem.

He said stricter laws are needed, but mostly to address property owners who have furnaces in the wrong locations.

Michael Ochs of Williamsport said "emissions from wood smoke are considerable" in the state.

He said municipalities should defer to state and federal government in regulating the use of furnaces.

Jim Marsh of Westmoreland County said the real problem is irresponsible furnace operators.

He said he is opposed to "blanket" regulations for everybody.

Eldred Township Supervisor Steve Patt said an investment of thousands of dollars in a furnace shouldn't prevent a neighbor bothered by smoke emissions from complaining.

"A little foresight is good," he said.

He called for municipalities to regulate the issue.


Citizens who want to comment on the proposed state regulations controlling outdoor wood-fired boilers don’t have to travel to public hearings next week to be heard. The state’s Environmental Quality Board is accepting comments by traditional mail or email from now until Jan. 4.

Written comments should be mailed to EQB, P.O. Box 8477, Harrisburg PA 17105-8477. Comments by email are being accepted at A subject heading of the proposal and a return name and address must be included in each email. If the sender does not receive acknowledgment within two working days, the sender should resubmit the comments. Closest public hearing to Potter County will be held in Williamsport at 1 pm Thursday, Dec. 3, at the DEP office at 208 West Third Street, Suite 101.

OPEN MIC at the SPOT Friday DEC. 5TH 6:30-8:30pm.

Friday DEC. 5TH 6:30-8:30pm.

Bring some “Jesus Honoring” music and share, or just come and enjoy!

The SPOT is 3 miles East of Coudersport on Route 6.


Snax in Pax, Inc. Issues a Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergen in Caramel Corn and Caramel Puff Products.

Unilever Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Slim-Fast® Ready-to-Drink Products in Cans Due to Possible Health Risk

Alert Guards Saved Inmate In Suicide Attempt

Attempted Hanging
Alert guards at the Potter County Jail apparently saved the life of an inmate who attempted to hang himself in his cell early Thursday morning.

Unofficial reports indicated that the guards cut the man down after he was found hanging by his shoelaces.

Potter County Sheriff Ken Sauley confirmed the incident, but did not identify the inmate or release any details of the incident, saying only that the attempted hanging is under investigation.

He reported that the inmate was not seriously injured in the attempt and after treatment at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, was returned to the jail. Coudersport Ambulance and medic 6 transported the inmate to the hospital shortly after 6:00 am on Thursday.

Woman Disorderly When Refused Cigarettes

Disorderly Conduct
A Port Allegany woman was charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday at 7:44 pm in Eldred Borough after an incident at a mini-mart in that boro.

Patricia Larson, 23, Port Allegany, PA. caused a public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm when she was attempting to purchase cigarettes at the Dandy Gas & Go mini-mart in Eldred. She was asked for her ID, which she could not exhibit.

State Police said the DISORDERLY CONDUCT charge will be answerable at District Court 48-3-02.

Tapping Economic Benefits From Potter County Gas Boom

gasrig21-300x225Businesses looking to benefit from the dawning Marcellus Shale natural gas boom in the region and individuals interested in finding jobs in the industry will want to stay tuned for more details on an event to be held in Coudersport over a two-day period in March.

The Potter County Commissioners’ Natural Gas Task Force is teaming with several public agencies, educational institutions and energy companies to sponsor an employment and business expo March 17-18. It will held at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle complex along Rt. 6. In addition to employment, educational and business partnership opportunities, the expo will include demonstrations and displays of heavy equipment and other apparatus from the natural gas industry.

(Above, gas rig workers are hard at work at a Pennsylvania General Energy Company natural gas well tapping Marcellus Shale formations underneath state forest land near Cherry Springs State Park this past September.)

Employment and training will be the focus on March 17, with high school students attending in the morning to learn about natural gas industry employment opportunities and educational requirements. That afternoon, adults who are seeking jobs in the industry or seeking to learn more about training opportunities will be welcome.

On March 18, the theme will be “business to business.” Business owners and others seeking to capitalize on the anticipated influx of natural gas companies through 2010 and beyond will be invited to attend the expo to make connections with industry representatives and learn more about opportunities.

gasflame1-294x300Additional details on the expo will be presented during the next Potter County Natural Gas Task Force meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 pm in the Gunzburger Building.

That meeting will also include a presentation from Mark Smith, chairman of the Board of Commissioners in Bradford County, where job opportunities have grown and businesses have prospered as energy companies deepen their presence to tap gas reserves found in Marcellus Shale. Tuesday’s meeting is open to the public. Potter County Today

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ulysses Drivers OK After Rear End Crash Wednesday

Rear Ended
Neither driver was injured in a two vehicle crash Wednesday at 5:00 pm on Route 49 near the American Legion in Ulysses Boro.

Vickie A. Lampman, 45, of Ulysses, PA was driving a 2006 Nissan Xtera west on Route 49 near the American Legion when she slowed due to traffic.

Daniel P. Nauman, 87, of Ulysses, PA., was driving a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville, behind Lampman in the same direction, and tried to pass Lampman.

Nauman's Bonneville struck the left rear bumper of Lampman's Nissan, causing both vehicles to swerve to the north berm of Route 49. The Bonneville came to rest on the north embankment and was disabled. The Nissan came to rest on the north embankment and received minor damage.

Nauman's Bonneville was towed from the scene by Gaines Garage. Ulysses Fire Police were dispatched to the scene and handled traffic for State Police. Nauman was charged with FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY. Both drivers wore their seat belts.

I-86 Reported Shut Down After Explosives Spill

Tractor Trailer Rollover

At 6:49 pm, a tractor trailer roll over was reported near Olean NY.

The accident was reported to have happened near the Hinsdale NY exit of I 86, and the Olean town line, in the eastbound lane.

Hinsdale and Olean FD’s were dispatched to the scene.

During dispatch, 911 operators received a call reporting that there may be explosive materials in the trailer.

The driver was still in the vehicle at the time of dispatch, and actually confirmed that he was hauling explosive materials to the 911 operators. He also said that the amount was in the 40,000 pound range.

First units arrived on scene at 6:55 pm.

At 6:56 pm, the eastbound lane was ordered to be shut down.

At 7:16 pm, Westons Mills FD was requested to send an engine to the Hinsdale station for standby.

Units on scene then reported that there were no injuries, and no transport to the hospital would be needed.


As of 8:55 pm, crews were still on scene, and I 86 was still shut down.


Information that I'm getting indicates that the road will be closed in both directions from Olean to Cuba at minimum until morning. They are awaiting the arrival of crews trained in explosives to be able to move the materials. Also, due to the nature of the issue the material may have become unstable and they do not want to risk moving it at this time.

Betty Shalkowski Gets The Keys To Her New Habitat House In Roulette, PA

Dedication and Open House
Saturday, Dec. 12- 1 to 3pm

The house that Habitat For Humanity Volunteers built

Betty Shalkowski signs the papers to purchase her new home
Thursday at 3:00 pm at Attorney Dan Glassmire's office.

Betty smiles as she gets the keys to her new home on Thursday

Photos by Boots Haskins

Shinglehouse Driver Not Hurt In Barbertown Crash

Rolled Over On Roof
A Shinglehouse driver was not injured in a crash Wednesday at 6:55 pm on the Barbertown Road in Ceres Township.

Christopher J. Sebastian, 18, Shinglehouse, PA, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Montana westbound on Barbertown Road and was negotiating a right curve on the wet roadway. He lost control and slid into the eastbound lane of travel and then went off the left (south) side of the roadway and impacted a ditch. The vehicle then rolled over onto it's roof in the ditch. The vehicle sustained moderate damage to it's roof and windshield.

Kane troopers said Sebastian will be charged with "Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed" at District Court 48-3-02.

ANGEL FOOD ORDERS for December are due by Monday

ANGEL FOOD ORDERS for December are due by Monday Dec. 7th before 4pm to the Coudersport Free Methodist Church. 507 S. Main St. Coudersport.

SAVE 50% on groceries through Angel-Food. NOW YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE and pick up your order at THE SPOT on Dec. 12 at 9-10am. (3 miles east of Coudersport on route 6).

Online ordering at (Coudersport FMC Menu pdf attached)

Marijuana Bill Gets Lots Of Interest At Hearing

Medical marijuana gets hearing in Pa. House
It was standing room only as those for and against lined up to deliver tales and pleas.

By Amy Worden

Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau

HARRISBURG - The heart-wrenching stories came from both sides.

A Pittsburgh man testified of wishing he could have used pot to ease his dying mother's "excruciating pain." Parents of drug-addicted children said the last thing the state should do is join the 13 others that allow medical use of marijuana.

Thus did the Pennsylvania legislature dip its toe into the roiling waters of the legalization debate for the first time yesterday.

The setting was a standing-room-only hearing of a House committee considering a bill titled the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act.

The sponsor, Rep. Mark Cohen (D., Phila.), said he hoped the testimony would "alter the outdated view of what should be another treatment option for many Pennsylvanians living in pain and discomfort." More...

Medical Flight Services To Merge

Stat MedEvac, LifeStar to Merge

EmergyCare Inc. and the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania will begin a joint venture involving LifeStar and Stat MedEvac.

Beginning Saturday, Stat MedEvac will supply LifeStar with its pilots, mechanics and other components of operating the helicopters, while EmergyCare will continue to provide the medical staff.

Stat MedEvac will also provide management as well as dispatching and billing services.

The Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania operates 17 Stat MedEvac base sites in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Charles Cole Provides 800 Free Vaccines to Potter County Residents

Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and the Potter County Area Agency on Aging vaccinated 800 Potter County residents against seasonal flu and 75 county residents against pneumonia this fall.

The clinics for those considered high risk were held at various locations throughout Potter County. Due to limited supplies of seasonal vaccine across the country, the clinics rapidly used the allotted vaccine. Therefore, additional clinics in December will not be held at the Coudersport Wellness Center.

Patients should contact their primary care provider or the Department of Health to check on vaccine availability.

Bradley C. Shuey, 54, of 73 Summer Street, Bradford, PA

Bradley C. Shuey, 54, of 73 Summer Street, Bradford, passed away, Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 at his residence.

Born October 7, 1955, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Bryson Case and Sally (Fowler) Shuey, and a stepson of the late Frederick E. Shuey.

He was a 1973 graduate of Bradford High School.

Mr. Shuey was employed at Dresser Manufacturing Company for many years. He enjoyed 4 wheeling and the outdoors.

Surviving is one son, Shawn R. Esch of Richmond KY, one half brother, David Shuey of Victor NY, three step brothers: James Shuey of Braidford PA, Tom Shuey of Charlotte NC, and Karl Shuey of Eldred PA, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, one brother, LeMar B. "Lee" Shuey, and one step sister Mary Ann Tremaine.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, December 7, 2009 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Avenue from Noon to 1:00pm at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Ted Shaffer, pastor of the Resurrection Life Fellowship Church of Bradford officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to charity of the donor's choice.
On line condolences may be made at

Area Obituaries

MOUNT JEWETT — John F. Boylan, 76, of 3153 Route 219, died Tuesday (Dec. 1, 2009) at Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cummings Funeral Home Inc., Mount Jewett.

Attention Al Qaeda and Taliban: Here Is Our War Plan for Afghanistan

Attention Al Qaeda and Taliban: Here Is Our War Plan for Afghanistan

By U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson

We don’t tell the opposing team our game plan. We don’t share our strategy across a card table or over a chess game. Why would we tell the Taliban when we are going to stop the war in Afghanistan—that is, if we expect to win?

No one likes this war. As the father of a soldier wounded in Iraq, my greatest desire is for peace and to bring our troops home and to never lose another American life to a war on foreign shores. But we did not bring on this conflict.

As the President so eloquently said in his address at West Point, “We did not ask for this fight. On September 11, 2001, nineteen men hijacked four airplanes and used them to murder nearly 3,000 people. They struck at our military and economic nerve centers. They took the lives of innocent men, women and children without regard to their faith or race or station.”

In August of 2008, candidate Obama said that the war in Afghanistan is “not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity…If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which Al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans. So this is not only a war worth fighting; this is fundamental to the defense of our people.” He was correct back then.

As President, his opinion obviously has changed.

I applaud his decision to send 30,000 troops to “almost” meet the request from the on-the-ground commander General Stanley McChrystal. The additional troops will enable counterinsurgency operations to protect the population and to enable Afghanistan’s democratic government to secure its territory.

But I cannot agree with his decision to tell the Taliban and Al Qaeda that we will transfer forces out of Afghanistan in July 2011—just as the 2012 election season gets under way. As an Afghanistan official put it, "We couldn't solve the Afghanistan problem in eight years, but now the U.S. wants to solve it in eighteen months? I don't see how it could be done.”

I don’t disagree with the President’s goals of turning the protection of Afghanistan over to its own security forces, who we will train. Nor do I want to see this conflict continue without an endgame. Where I disagree with the President is that he shared the game plan with our enemies. That decision will demoralize our allies and embolden our enemies.

If the enemy is smart, they will take an 18-month vacation, spend the time recruiting and come back in July 2011 at full strength, re-establish their strongholds and reinstate their terrorist training camps.

What will we have achieved if that is the result?

10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Sunday In Austin

DEP Fines Camelback Mountain Resort $15,000 for Water Quality Violations

Camelback Resrt Fined
Wilkes-Barre – The Department of Environmental Protection has assessed a $15,000 penalty against Camelback Mountain Resort water park in Pocono Township, Monroe County, for two hydraulic fluid spills that contaminated soil adjacent to the Flow Rider water ride.

DEP documented unpermitted industrial waste discharges in July 2007 and August 2009 that were the result of ruptured hydraulic hoses servicing the water ride. Hydraulic fluid was released into the ride’s pool area, which contaminated the water that was subsequently pumped onto the nearby soil.

“We were able to bring the company into compliance and have it develop procedures to prevent this from occurring again,” said Northeast Regional Director Michael Bedrin. “Camelback will now be able to control any future contaminated water and discharge it directly into their sewage collection system for proper treatment.”

The department required that the spill area be contained, and that the soil be analyzed and removed to an approved disposal facility.

After the 2007 release, Camelback indicated it would reconfigure the hydraulic plumbing and take additional measures to prevent hydraulic oil from getting into the water. Those measures were not fully implemented and another release occurred in August 2009.

In conjunction with the civil penalty, Camelback will extend its sewage collection system to the ride area and pump the pool water to its sewage treatment plant, which has an oil/water separator, should another incident occur.

A consent assessment of civil penalty for $15,000 with CBH2O, LP of Pocono Manor, the resort’s parent company, was finalized on Nov. 6.

For more information, visit or call 570-826-2511.

Christmas Bazaar Today

60's Dance At Port Allegany Moose On Saturday

Port Allegany Moose Family Center, Women's Chapter 2188 will be having a 60's dance, Dec 5, 2009 from 6 pm to midnight.

Dance will be held in memory of Past Senior Regent Mary Bigley and all proceeds will go to Mooseheart and Mooseheaven.

Food will be available.
$6.00 single $10.00 couple

Leadership Potter County 2010

Leadership Potter County 2010 Now Accepting Applications

Do you want to have a say in the life of your community? Would you like to get behind a community project or issue that has special meaning to you? You can make a difference! One of the most critical needs in the county is strong local leadership for the future well-being of our communities. This program will help you expand your personal leadership skills, introduce you to key issues currently facing your region, and provide you with an understanding of future trends that may impact your community. Through this process, you will decide the best way for you to get involved. The deadline for applications is January 12, 2010. Applications are available online at To have an application mailed to you and for more information, call 814-435-9490.

Real Estate Listings From Stevens Realtors

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

H1N1 Email Scam Emerges/Use Caution!

Health Dept. Warning about H1N1 E-mail Scam
The Pennsylvania Department of Health urges computer users not to open a fraudulent e-mail that claims to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC (web | news) , and asks individuals to create a "personal H1N1 vaccination profile."

Anyone receiving this e-mail should not open it and delete it immediately. The fraudulent e-mail links to a fake Web site that attempts to collect personal information. Clicking on the embedded link in the e-mail puts users at risk of having a malicious code installed on their computer.More...

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It's Your Dime: 26 Pa. Workers Get $2Gs

PHILADELPHIA - It's been a tough year for taxpayers and hundreds of laid-off Pennsylvania state employees. But not everyone in state government is likely singing the blues.

Victorious Losers Support Group to Meet

The Victorious Losers support group will meet at 7 p.m., December 9 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s main conference room.

The group is designed for those who need to make life altering decisions, such as weight loss surgery, those who have already undergone surgery, and their friends and family.

Meetings will be led by Paula Warner, a certified support group leader from and Bariatric Support Centers International. She was also a weight loss surgery patient and hopes to offer speakers, cooking classes, special events, and outdoor activities. Feedback from attendees will help develop the meetings to offer the best support, she said.

For more information, call CCMH’s community outreach, 260-5550.

PCEC Computer 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

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

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

December 15 Vista 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:

December 10 Access 1 9 a.m. – Noon

December 10 Access 2 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:

December 15 Excel 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:

December 10 PowerPoint 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

December 15 Word 3 9 a.m. - Noon

December 15 Excel 3 1 -4 p.m.

December 17 PowerPoint 2 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

To register visit our website at