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Friday, December 31, 2010

Assault Victim Required Transport To Hospital

State Police responded to an assault at a residence at 610 Woodland Avenue in Emporium Borough Thursday night at 10:00 pm.

A 43 year old male and a 50 year old male, both of Emporium, PA, were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.

The 50 year old male was transported to Elk Regional Health Center by Emporium Ambulance for treatment of injuries from the altercation.

Police did not identify the men, but said charges are pending further investigation.

Townships Rewarded For Recycling Efforts

Silver Spring Township gets $77,500 grant for stepping up recycling


Recycling apparently pays off — and not just by cutting down the need for landfill space. Silver Spring Twp. in Cumberland County is bringing home a roughly $77,500 state grant for stepping up its recycling program.

The grant is awarded based on a ratio between how much waste the township residents recycled and how many people live in the township, State Senator Pat Vance, R-Cumberland County, who secured the grants, said in a release.

There’s a lag in recycling data so the numbers are based on 2008, when the township recycled 802 more ton than it did the previous year, the release said.

Vance secured roughly $113,000 in similar, but smaller, grants for seven other municipalities —Lemoyne, Dickinson Twp., Mechanicsburg, Middlesex Twp., Monroe Twp., North Middleton Twp. and Shiremanstown — in November.

The grants, as well as Department of Environmental Protection funds set aside for help municipalities set up recycling programs, are designed to help meet a state goal of recycling at least 35 percent of municipal waste. More...

Wilford Allen "Bud" Hulbert, 92, Wellsville, NY

Wellsville, NY - Wilford Allen "Bud" Hulbert, 92, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, December 31, 2010 at the Jewish Home of Rochester, NY. Mr. Hulbert, a Coudersport, PA native, was the son of Allen and Ada (Seavey) Hulbert.

He attended Coudersport PA schools, graduating from Lewisville Vocational High School in 1936. He married the love of his life, Yetta D. Yahn in 1940.

He was employed by Brownhill and Kramer, Inc. of Coudersport prior to the war. He was a WW-II Veteran, serving as a Top-Turret Gunner in a B-24 Bomber with the 15th U.S. Army Air Force in the European Theatre of Operation; where he flew 50 combat missions. Mr. Hulbert holds five Battle Stars for Air Combat, three Oak Leaf Clusters and a Presidential Unit Citation.

"Bud" and Yetta moved from Coudersport PA to Wellsville, NY in 1956 and owned and operated Wellsville's Western Auto Store for many years.

In addition, Bud enjoyed 25 years of driving school bus for Wellsville Central Schools and delivering "Meals on Wheels" for several years. After retirement, he and Yetta embraced being "snow-birds"; travelling to Yuma, AZ and back each year, where they were members of a senior's motorcycle club known as the "Over the Hill Gang".

Mr. Hulbert was a past member of the Coudersport Odd Fellows, Coudersport Eulalia Lodge #342, Coudersport Consistory, American Legion and the Wellsville First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Hulbert was predeceased by his wife, Yetta, a son, Thomas Erwin Hulbert and daughter-in-law, Marelie Widniekiewicz Hulbert.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Hulbert of Virginia Beach and George (Edie) Hulbert of Rochester, one daughter, Delia (Jeff) Rhodes of Rochester, six grandchildren Sonja (Chuck) Loss, Richard A. Hulbert, Matthew (Anna) Rhodes and Elizabeth Rhodes, Eric Sauers and Renee (Brian) Lindberg, six great grandchildren, Courtney and Sylvia Conner, Blake Hulbert, Ethan, Evelyn and Elijah Rhodes and one great-great grandson, Joshua Allen Mc Andrews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville.

The funeral will be Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Wellsville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Ward presiding. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Wellsville United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences, please visit

‘Huge need’ for dealers exists

‘Huge need’ for dealers exists; classes are available


Craps tables, roulette wheels and blackjack games fill a basement suite at an office building in Southpointe business park.

It's not a fly-by-night gambling den. It's a classroom.

The school is a branch of the Community College of Beaver County. Students can learn the ins and outs of every casino game, from the more than 1,000 betting combinations at a craps table to the 17 ways a roulette player can wager on one number.

So far, each of the 68 graduates since the school's opening in September has landed a casino job, officials say. Sue Dunlap, CCBC workforce training manager who helped establish the program, says grads are certified for jobs in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and elsewhere, including cruise ships. More...

EMS/Fire Rescue Responding To Porch Collapse

Porch Collapse
At 5:14 pm on Friday, Emergency responders from Station 11 and Bradford City Ambulance are en route to the rear of 128 Russell Blvd. where a porch has collapsed.

UPDATE:Woman Hurt in Porch Collapse
A Bradford woman was taken to BRMC for treatment after second story porch at her residence on Russell blvd. collapsed. Bradford City fireman and Derrick City Volunteer firefighters rescued the woman who was trapped beneath the debris. No word on her condition.

Clinton County--$26.36 Million Budget/No Salary Increases For 2011 & 2012

County adopts $26.36 million budget

Labor negotiations continue; elected officials to get salary increases in 2013, 2014

December 31, 2010 - By JIM RUNKLE -

LOCK HAVEN - The Clinton County commissioners approved a $26.36 million budget with no tax increase Thursday morning - amid the uncertain impact of ongoing labor negotiations that will continue beyond year's end.

The board also took the opportunity provided by its last meeting of 2010 to finish an unwelcome task - setting salaries for county elected officials.

The board unanimously approved a salary schedule establishing no increases for 2011 and 2012, and 2-percent increases for 2013 and 2014.

The commissioners pointed out the increases - which will cost the taxpaying public about $12,000 for the two years - amount to peanuts when compared to the total budget. They also emphasized given cost-of-living expenses, the increments might actually end up netting a loss for elected officials over those four years.

Those arguments didn't fly for one local resident who derided the board for even considering an increase at all, in the face of an uncertain economy, flat wages and increasing costs to working class citizens who make up the taxpaying public.

The 2011 budget does not show a jump in real estate taxes. More...

Shinglehouse Ambulance to East Academy Street

At 4:30 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance, Medic 6 to East Academy Street.

Yvonne "Bonnie" Silvis, 73, of 1012 Lafferty Lane, Bradford, PA

Yvonne "Bonnie" Silvis, 73, of 1012 Lafferty Lane, passed away unexpectedly ,Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

Born October 31, 1937, in DuBois, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Elsie (Rudolph) Gelnett. On January 5, 1991 in the Sawyer Evangelical Church she married Arthur "Bud" Silvis who survives.

Mrs. Silvis was a 1955 graduate of Sandy High School in DuBois. She had been employed at Sal's Supermarket, WR Case & Sons and CVS Pharmacy. She was a member of Sawyer Evangelical Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five daughters; Wendy (Bob) Thomson, Diane (Donald) Rounsville all of Bradford, Jennifer (Ed) Muszala of Tucson, AZ, Kim Giordano, and Pam Johnson also of Bradford, three sons Randy Belser, Karl (Toni) Belser and Merle (Cheryl) Silvis all of Bradford, two sisters, Marcia (Newell) Sprague and Deborah (Paul) Blake, a brother Miles (Leah) Gelnett, 25 grandchildren; Andrew Thomson, Paula Andrada, Christopher Good, James Good, Heath Confer, Zachary Belser, MaKayla Belser, MaKensi Belser, Olivia Belser, Morgan Muszala, Michael Rounsville, Dawn Reid, Janet Rounsville, Jeff Rounsville, Angela Luke, Matthew Silvis, Alyssa Silvis, Sonya Bisker, Jason Thomas, Jenna Giordano, Adam Armstrong, Nicole Armstrong, Kristie Smith, Jennifer Armstrong and Kyle Grandinetti, many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her former husband Lawrence L. Belser.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 2, 2011, from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. and again on Monday, January 3rd from 10:00 to 11:00am at the Sawyer Evangelical Church where funeral and committal will be held at 11:00 with Rev. Brad Preston, pastor, and Rev. Max Miller, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, co-officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Port Allegany.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Sawyer Evangelical Church, 777 South Kendall Ave., Bradford, PA 16701 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Celebrate New Years At Olga In Coudersport

New Year's Eve
with Freakish Owl Boy & Friends

Friday, December 31 at 7:30 PM--NO COVER CHARGE!
freakish owl boy
Help us bring in the New Year with fine food, drink, & music. We're in for a special treat as Freakish Owl Boy will be joined by special musical guests Steve Quelet & Anne Acker. December 31 marks the first year anniversary of the first concert at Olga Cafe & Bistro & we're extremely pleased to have Freakish Owl Boy back this year joined by Olga Cafe & Bistro regulars Steve Quelet & Anne Acker.

There's no cover charge for this New Year's celebration, but we do request that you reserve a table if you would like to dine with us that evening. Please call (814) 260-9966 or email to make reservations.

More info. on Freakish Owl Boy can be found at View our favorite Freakish Owl Boy music video at . More information on & tracks by Steve Quelet can be found at & .

Remember no cover for this New Year's Celebration, but reservations are appreciated for diners.

Happy New Year!
Steve Quelet
Steve Quelet

Anne Acker
Anne Acker

Possible Structure Fire In Wellsville

Structure Fire In Wellsville?
At 3:35 pm on Friday, Wellsville Fire & Ambulance are responding to possible structure fire at 35 Pleasant St in Wellsville. On scene reports nothing showing from outside.


North Central Gives Away Equipment From ITEC

Schools to receive equipment from former education center

Courier Express

RIDGWAY - Local schools will receive equipment from the former Industrial Technical Education Center.

At a recent North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Executive Board meeting, Workforce Investment Director Susie Snelick said the Workforce Investment Board met to determine the future of the equipment.

The equipment had been purchased with grant money and couldn't just be sold.
Snelick said local schools in the region were contacted to determine if they could use the equipment.

Most of the equipment from the former ITEC will go to local schools as donations. The presses will not go to schools since they were not interested in them. A silent auction will be held for the presses, likely in January.

Items going to local schools includes: welding equipment, mills and CNC's. More...

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Ceres Township

At 1:44 on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance, Medic 6, has been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Ceres Township for a medical call.

Phyllis Barbara Austin MacDonell, 83, Corning, NY, Former Bolivar Resident

Phyllis Barbara Austin MacDonell, 83, was born in Olean, New York December 9, 1927. Her parents were W. Philip Austin and Vera Travis Austin.

She attended Bolivar Central School and was graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School in 1946. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Library Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1950 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Speech from Milton College in Wisconsin in 1953.

Phyllis and Herbert Leon MacDonell were married on August 19, 1950 in the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Alfred, New York.

Phyllis was a librarian at Alfred University, Bryn Mawr College, and the then Corning Glass Works. She later established the Library of The College Center of the Finger Lakes in Corning. Phyllis was an active member on the Order of the Eastern Star and served as District Deputy Grand Matron. She was on the Board of Directors of both the Corning Area Woman's Club and the Scottish-American Society of the Southern Tier.

She assisted her loving husband, Herbert, in supervising an experiment as an expert on the Mary Johnson homicide case during twenty-nine Bloodstain Evidence Institutes which were held in Corning, New York and several other states, Sweden, England, The Netherlands, and Italy.

Phyllis was a firm believer in education and contributed funds to the tuition and living expenses of several college students from many locations.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert, and her unofficially adopted family of Candy Barnes, Cindy Hart, Wendie Caldarella, Wendy Hunt, Cathy Cox, Joanne Woodard, Mark Plaskon, David Young, Debra Nally, John Cantone, Karen Hendershott, Paul Kish, Anita Zannin, and Sarah Pellan, brother-in law Robert MacDonell and his wife, Nancy, nephews Scott and Craig MacDonell and their families, many grand nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law Elaine Austin, all of whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Norman Austin.

Phyllis' family will hold a Memorial Service celebrating her life at the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning, New York on 15 January 2011. Friends are invited to visit from noon to 2:00 PM at which time the funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Phyllis' name.

Woman Charged With Attempted Homicide In Bradford Stabbing

Bfd Police Investigate Stabbing

A Bradford woman was arrested early Friday morning and charged with attempted homicide after a stabbing at her home on Cole Avenue in Bradford.

Court records indicate that 41 year-old Romaine McGraw stabbed James Hannon in the neck and left side of his body. Hannon, who also suffered defensive stab wounds to his hands and arms, was taken to BRMC and treated for serious stab wounds.

McGraw was jailed on $250,000 bail.

McKean County Court Sentences Locals

Five from July Drug Raid Sentenced
Five area people, who were charged last July for selling drugs in McKean County have been sentenced in county court.

44 year-old Timothy Swick of Bradford gets 90 days to a year in jail.

29 year-old Justin Stuck of Smethport receives six to 24 months in state prison.

24 year-old Patricia Larson of Port Allegany gets three months to 23 months in jail.

52 year-old Robert Wilfong receives nine to 23 months in jail. And,

20 year-old Robert Hamilton gets 15 to 30 months in state prison.

Bfd Man Sentenced on Drug Charges

A Bradford man has been sentenced on drug charges.

51 year-old John Crocker was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court to 28 months to five years in state prison.

Crocker had been charged with selling non-controlled substances.

Roulette Ambulance To Cow Hollow Road

At 12:34 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance to Cow Hollow Road for medical call.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to E. Honeoye Street

At 11:20 on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance, Medic 6, to E. Honeoye Street for medical call.

2 Vehicle Crash Reported On North Hollow Road Off Rt. 49

Reported Near Dunn Residence On Rt. 49
At 10:39 am on Friday, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to a two vehicle accident near 2473 Route 49 in Allegany Township.
Anonymous said--
The parties was my father and an unknown person...The unknown person was driving a light blue older sedan (maybe a Impala), rounded a corner too fast and hit my father's van headon, he then got out to see if everyone was okay and said he would go call the police since his vehicle was driveable and my parents was not....but he never returned. So if anyone know a male driving a light blue older sedan (maybe a Impala) with front end damage please contact the Couderpsort based state police

New Automatic Wash Bay Is Open At Car Wash In Coudersport

New Automatic at Car Wash in operation.

The automatic bay at the car wash located next to the Chestnut Street bridge is in operation. We replaced the Mark 7 automatic with a Razor made by Wash World. Please note that there are no longer guide rails on the floor or treadle plate to tell you when to stop. The only thing to guide you in is blue reflectors on the floor. There is also a sign located by the drivers side exit door that tells you to drive forward, stop and back up as well as what process the machine is doing. Please try and stay as centered in the bay as possible for the best wash.

We are confident that this machine will give you the best possible touch free wash anywhere. It does an excellent job applying presoak as well as washing the front and backs of vehicles. As always, if you are not satisfied or have any problems, please leave your name in the box at the front of the wash and we will refund your money. If you have any questions or need assistance using the wash for the first time, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone. I would be more than happy to meet you there and give you a free wash. Thanks for your business!


Scott Buchsen

New Year's Party At Seneca Inn In Port Allegany

Potter-Tioga Call Log For 12-30-2010

Incident #DateTimeTypeLocationCommunity
2010 - 2890412/30/20106:34 PMFIRE / CHIMNEY 7411 ROUTE 6 DELMAR TWP
2010 - 2888612/30/20102:33 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RT 6 W OF SIGN SHOP
2010 - 2888312/30/20102:22 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE 10 WEST AVE WELLSBORO BORO
2010 - 2885912/30/201010:09 AMFIRE / STRUCTURE 748 BURFIELD RD FARMINGTON TWP

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Potter County To Investigate Gambling Needs

Agency To Examine Extent Of Problem Gambling In County

gamblingPotter County Drug and Alcohol Program has received funding to conduct a problem gambling needs assessment. A team is being assembled to evaluate survey results, local trends and anecdotal data. The result will be a report on the extent of the problem, community perceptions, resources (both available and needed), and the feasibility of addressing the problem.

Community leaders are being sought to serve as team members and share their perspectives or expertise. Input from youths, parents, educators, human service workers, law enforcement, civic volunteers, elected officials, business owners and clergy is especially welcome. More information is available from Colleen K. Wilber, Drug and Alcohol Program administrator, at 814-544-7315

Problem gambling is defined as gambling behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational.

The term includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as “pathological” or “compulsive” gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, “chasing” losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting serious, negative consequences.

Potter County Adopts $7.3 Million Budget With No Tax Increase

Potter County Budget Passes; No Change In Tax Rate

December 28th, 2010

budgetPotter County’s proposed 2011 operating was adopted on Thursday by unanimous vote of Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover.

Expenditures are forecasted to top $7.3 million. There will be no increase in taxes in 2011, despite rising expenses in many areas.

To cover rising costs without having to increase taxes, the commissioners have reduced the county workforce, largely through attrition, and developed other revenue sources, such as the rental of space in the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building.

Uncertainties big and small surround the county budget. State reimbursements for Human Services programs have fluctuated. Also, the state still owes Potter County more than $100,000 in reimbursement for the district attorney’s salary in 2009 and an even higher amount for the DA’s 2010 salary.

Coudersport Ambulance to Dwight Street

11:17 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance to Dwight Street for medical call.

Emporium Dispatched To Rollover Crash/Recalled

Emporium Dispatched to Rt. 46
At 10:43 pm on Thursday, Emporium Fire & Ambulance was dispatched to Rt. 46 for a roll over crash.

McKean County reported they are on scene of this crash in McKean County at Red Mill Road.


Amelia Slaby, 92, of Ulysses, PA, and formerly of Shed Road, Douglassville, PA

Amelia Slaby, 92, of Ulysses, PA, and formerly of Shed Road, Douglassville, died December 28, 2010, in Ulysses.

She was the widow of William E. Slaby.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Stella (Dwulit) Misura.

She was the co-owner, with her late husband, of the Stowe Ski Shop and a member of St. Gabriel's RCCC, Jefferson and Howard streets, Stowe.

Surviving are two sons, William P. Slaby of Potter County, and Joseph M. Slaby, with whom she resided in Ulysses; a daughter, Millie M., widow of Mahlon Kline Lea of Union Township; three brothers, Andrew Misura of North Port, FL; John Misura of Tacoma, WA, and Paul Misura of Oahu, HI; three sisters, Mildred, wife of Dr. Donald Loeper of Boyertown; Kasha Query of Pottstown, and Kanya Cosmi of Medford, NJ; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Gabriel's RCCC, 127 E. Howard St., Stowe, PA 19464.

Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, 726 High St., Pottstown, is in charge of arrangements. To view obituaries or to send condolences go to

Rollover Crash On Red Mill Road In Norwich Township

At 10:17 pm on Thursday, Norwich Township Fire Dept. and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to a one car rollover accident on Red Mill Road in Norwich Township.

Coudersport Athletes Recognized At Tournament

John Merrick, Coudersport's Athletic Director, presented recognition awards to two of Coudersport's outstanding athletes at the Coudersport Tournament at halftime.Mr John Merrick presents Emily Giannotti her recognition award for PIAA State Champion 3200 Meter Run

Mr John Merrick presents Dirk Cowburn a recognition award for his PIAA State Championship 152 pound weigh class in wrestling, 2008-09.

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Galeton Man Jailed For Violating Probation

A Galeton man may be celebrating the New Year in the Potter County Jail.

A State Trooper observed Justin A. Button, 23, of 39 Germania Street in Galeton, PA, intoxicated and walking along West Street in Galeton Borough tonite (Thursday) at 8:30 pm.

Button was arrested and committed to the Potter County Jail for violating his probation. He will be charged with Public Drunkenness in District Court 55-4-03.

Fire Dept. Responding To Hedgehog Lane

Possible Structure Fire
At 8:44 pm on Thursday, Bradford area firefighters have been dispatched to a possible structure fire at 409 Hedgehog Lane.

8:52 pm--RECALLED

Celebrate New Years At Olga In Coudersport

New Year's Eve
with Freakish Owl Boy & Friends

Friday, December 31 at 7:30 PM--NO COVER CHARGE!
freakish owl boy
Help us bring in the New Year with fine food, drink, & music. We're in for a special treat as Freakish Owl Boy will be joined by special musical guests Steve Quelet & Anne Acker. December 31 marks the first year anniversary of the first concert at Olga Cafe & Bistro & we're extremely pleased to have Freakish Owl Boy back this year joined by Olga Cafe & Bistro regulars Steve Quelet & Anne Acker.

There's no cover charge for this New Year's celebration, but we do request that you reserve a table if you would like to dine with us that evening. Please call (814) 260-9966 or email to make reservations.

More info. on Freakish Owl Boy can be found at View our favorite Freakish Owl Boy music video at . More information on & tracks by Steve Quelet can be found at & .

Remember no cover for this New Year's Celebration, but reservations are appreciated for diners.

Happy New Year!
Steve Quelet
Steve Quelet

Anne Acker
Anne Acker

More Information On Roulette Township Recycling Program

Roulette Township Details Recycling Program
Begins January 3, 2011

Please find below a document that goes into a little more detail on what can and cannot be recycled through the program here at the township office beginning 01/03/2011. It also explains why we cannot currently accept #3 plastic and what is classified as #3 plastic.

There are links at the bottom that will help go into even further details regarding the recycling process if anyone is interested.

There will be a short DVD available to be watched at the library that explains the Zero-Sort program and how the sorting facility works if anyone wishes to see that as well. The Roulette Township recycling program is available to all residents and small businesses in Roulette Township that wish to participate.

All foreign material must be rinsed from all plastic and glass containers (such as food and drink residual). We ask that plastic bottles be crushed and the lids placed back on them to help cut down on wasted container space. We also ask that as many cans as possible be crushed as well for the same reason.

Once a paper product such as paper plates, pizza boxes, etc… has been contaminated with grease, or other non-removable foreign materials, it is considered garbage and also is non-recyclable. The same goes for wax coated paper products, such as those that are used for packaging fruits and vegetables.

All recyclable materials must be brought in a reusable or recyclable container. Plastic bags are NOT recyclable. Items can be brought in a clear plastic bag, but the bag will be dumped here and the customer will have to take the bag back for re-use or disposal at their discretion.

The exception to this bag rule is for shredded papers. If you shred your documents and plan to bring them for recycling, they can be dropped off in a clear plastic bag without having to dump the bag. In fact we recommend this to help reduce the potential for loose paper waste being spilled here or in transit to the sorting facility.

On a similar note, we are currently looking into alternate ways to dispose of our solid waste from the wastewater treatment plant that are more ecologically friendly than dumping the dried solids in the landfill. This project may take a little time to orchestrate, but it is our intention to have something in place and functional by the end of 2011.

Two of the proposed ideas are to convert the existing drying beds to reed beds. These reeds actually consume a large portion of the solid waste and not only lower the amount of solids that have to be hauled to the landfill, but they also would greatly reduce the number of man hours required to empty the beds several times per year, as well as hauling and landfill costs & the use of fossil fuels to accommodate the removal.

Another prospect is the land application of liquid sludge which not only reduces costs, but it also completely eliminates the necessity for use of the landfill and is a natural alternative to the use of chemical fertilizers for farmers. It may even be necessary to use a combination of both of these ideas to fully facilitate the removal of digested solids from the system.

If you, or anyone else has any ideas of how we as a township, or as a community, we can help protect our environment and get a little greener, please submit them and we will be happy to research and review what we can do to help.


Jonathan E. Huff
Secretary / Treasurer

Roulette Township
80 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 253
Roulette, PA 16746-0253



Alabama Firm Recalls Breaded Chicken Wing Products Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen

California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

2 Men Dead In Crash With Water Tanker On Route 6

Two men die in Bradford County water tanker crash
Star Gazette

Two men were killed and another injured in a head-on crash with a water tanker early Thursday on U.S. Route 6 in West Burlington Township, according to state police in Towanda.

Police said Jeffrey L. Lyman, 46, of Tioga, was driving a Ford F550 east on the highway at a curve near Lampman Road at about 5:05 a.m. when he crossed into the westbound lane.

The pickup truck collided with a Peterbilt water tanker driven west by Yuren H. Wemmer, 52, of Spencer, police said.

Lyman and a passenger, Michael F. Lewis, 29, of Lawrenceville, were pronounced dead at the scene. Wemmer was also injured and taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was not listed as a patient there Thursday afternoon.

2nd Crash Reported On Route 6 West Of Mansfield

2nd MVA On Rt. 6
At 2:34 pm on Thursday, Mansfield Emergency units are responding to a 2 car accident on Rt. 6, west of the Sign Shop. 1 person is reported injured in this crash.

MVA On Route 6 With Ejection Near Mansfield

Helicopter Requested
At 1:52 pm on Thursday, Emergency services are responding to an MVA on Route 6 West of Mansfield on Rt. 6 near the sign shop. A person was ejected at that scene.
Helicopter airborne at 2:48 pm.

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Charles E. “Buck” Reeland, 83, of 164 Salt Rising Road, Bolivar, NY

BOLIVAR — Charles E. “Buck” Reeland, 83, of 164 Salt Rising Road passed away Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2010) shortly after admission to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.

2 Car MVA At Lantz Corners

Lantz Corners
At 12:10 pm on Thursday, Mount Jewett Fire Rescue and Ambulance along with Medic 5 are responding to a 2 car MVA at Lantz Corners. Dispatch indicates cars off roadway with possible minor injury.

12:29 pm--2nd Ambulance from Mt. Jewett to scene.

Louis N. VanEtten of 305 Laurel Ave. , Olean, NY

OLEAN, NY - Louis N. VanEtten of 305 Laurel Ave. passed away Saturday (Dec. 25, 2010) at home surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 9, 1963, in Bradford, Pa., he was a son of Stanley N. and Ethel M. Moore VanEtten.
Mr. VanEtten worked or Dave's Pizza and Patch-N-Seal for seven years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, outdoor activities including paintball guns and motorcycles.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Ethel M. and LaVerne H. Raub Jr. of Olean; four children, twins Eric and Erica VanEtten, Matthew Carmon and Tierra Shelly; six brothers, William S. VanEtten of Bradford, Donald R. (Chris) VanEtten of Portville, Raymond D. (Theresa) VanEtten of St. Marys, Pa., John N. (Tammy) VanEtten of Portville, Thomas A. (Tammy) VanEtten of Hinsdale and Harry L. Raub of Olean; three sisters, Beverly Ann VanEtten of Knoxville, Tenn., Gloria Ann Shaffer of Olean and Caroline Marie VanEtten of Eldred, Pa.; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Stanley N. VanEtten in 1967; and an infant sister, Sheryl Lee VanEtten in 1961.

Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, on Thursday (Dec. 30, 2010) from 2 to 3 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held. The Rev. Chuck Maine, pastor of the House of Restoration, will officiate, Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his mother and stepfather, Ethel M. and LaVerne Raub, 305 Laurel Ave., Olean, NY 14760 to help offset medical expenses.







California Firm Recalls Teriyaki Beef Jerky Products Due To Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory.





RT. 6 Closed By Early Morning Crash In Bradford County

Route 6 closed by crash in West Burlington Township, Bradford County this morning, Dec. 29, 2010 @ 5:35 a.m.

Motorists in Bradford County are advised that Route 6 is currently closed about one mile west of the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township following a two vehicle crash this morning.

UPDATE:Two people were killed early Thursday in a two-vehicle crash.

It happened about 5:30 a.m. about one mile west of the Bradford County Manor near Troy. Police said a water tanker and a pick-up truck collided head-on.

The victims have not been identified.

Route 6 was closed for about six hours in that area. The road opened at 11 a.m.

Log Home Engulfed In Fire In Fox Township, Elk County

Engulfed In Fire
At 12:08 am on Thursday, Elk Company 3 & Company 5 have been dispatched to a structure fire at 80 DIR Drive in Fox Township, Elk County. Reported to be a fully engulfed log home.

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Don't Get Stranded In The Cold--Call Gustin's Today

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Potter-Tioga County Call Log for 12-29-2010

oIncident #DateTimeTypeLocationCommunity
2010 - 2881812/29/20104:59 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE 211 GREEN FRST SWEDEN TWP

BG's Engine Clinic Warranty Center For Dura-Heat

BG's Engine Clinic has recently been appointed as an Authorized Warranty Service Center for Dura-Heat manufactured heaters. We provide warranty and service for all forced air, kerosene, propane and electric heaters under the Dura-Heat, WorkHorse, Dyna-Glo, and Dyna-Pro brands.

Repair parts are also available for the now-defunct Desa International manufactured heaters covering brands such as ReddyHeater, Remington Heaters, All-Pro Portable Heaters, Master Portable Heaters, Comfort Glo, Glo Warm, Universal Portable Heaters, and Vanguard. Wicks and parts are available at the online store, available to ship anywhere in the USA. NO warranty or liability support is provided for these brands, however.

About DuraHeat: DuraHeat kerosene heaters are marketed and sold by World Marketing of America , a company founded in 1982. In the initial stages, the company was known for manufacturing and supplying high quality after-market kerosene heater replacement wicks that were made to OEM specifications. Gradually the company started manufacturing the complete line of DuraHeat kerosene heaters along with its replacement wicks and accessories Dura-Heat is now generally considered as the best "value choice" in the kerosene heater market.

About BG's Engine Clinic: In August, 2010, BG's Engine Clinic has returned to doing business in the Roulette, Port Allegany, Smethport,Turtlepoint, Eldred, Coudersport, and Austin areas. With 30 years' experience in Outdoor Power Equipment and Heating Solutions, BG's Engine Clinic is a high-quality provider of repair and warranty services for a wide range of products and brands. BG's Engine clinic is bringing back the same high quality, competent services that the company was known for from 1983 to 1993. More information can be found at

About Desa International: On December 29, 2008, DESA, LLC filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in joint administration with DHP Holdings II Corporation. In 2009, World Marketing of America purchased a majority of this company's assets including trademarks, patents, tooling and parts. Desa manufactured heaters are no longer in production, however, parts continue to be available on a limited basis.

Tournament winners - Girls

Coudersport Falcons over the Indians 52-36Pictured: Hannah Fink, Jenna Matzinger and Tori Brown

Indians pictured: Blair Williams, Catie Northup, Brittany Phelps and Katerina Merrick

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The Coudersport Falcons--Tournament winners - Boys

Boys Basketball winners - The Coudersport Falcons

They won 51-27 over the Indians.

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Coudersport Holiday Tournament Action

Northern Potter’s Brooklyn Cowburn defends against Cowenesque Valley.

Northern Potter Senior Jared McCutcheon grabs a rebound.

Coudersport’s Jennifer Kane drives for a lay up against Tidioute Central Charter. The girls will tip off against Cowenesque Valley in the championship game at 6PM.

Coudersport’s John Michael Rigas battles for a rebound against Bucktail. Coudersport will face Cowenesque Valley in tonight’s boys championship game set for tonight.

Photos by Paul Burdick Sports Images

Maxine D. Johnson, 89, of 5309 Bucktail Trail, Driftwood, PA

Maxine D. Johnson, 89, of 5309 Bucktail Trail, Driftwood, PA died at S.W. General Hospital, Middleburg Heights, Ohio Tuesday (December 28, 2010) evening.

She was born November 18, 1921 in Emporium a daughter of the late Delbert and May Conners.

On January 20, 1940 in Emporium she married the late Alson Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson retired in 1987 from Motor Coil where she worked for many years. She was a member of the Sinnamahoning and May Hollow Sportsman's Clubs and the Sinnamahoning & Driftwood Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary. She helped organize Santa comes to Driftwood.

Daughter: Judith Sweener, Fayetteville, NC
Daughter: Virginia "Ginger" Salter and her husband Gary, Emporium
Daughter: Sara "Sally" Engle and her husband Rich, Cincinnati, OH
Daughter: Cindy Kondrla, Emporium
Son: Vernon Johnson, Fayetteville, NC
Son: Larry Johnson, Houston, TX
19 Grandchildren
33 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Granddaughter

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Delbert and May Conners
Husband: Alson Johnson who died in 1983
2 Sons: John and Thomas Johnson
2 Grandsons: Lester Johnson & Kyle Sweener
1 Great Grandson: Treyton Kondrla Davis
5 Brothers: William, Earl, Francis, John & Leo "Mike Devling
Sisters: Marie Summerson

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church, Rt. 555, Driftwood, PA on Saturday (January 1, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Timothy Rogers, Pastor of Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Huntley Cemetery, Driftwood, PA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834

Ulysses Township Meeting Notice

Ruth A. Oles, 93, of Shinglehouse, PA

Ruth A. Oles
“beloved mother and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Ruth A. Oles, 93, of Shinglehouse, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born May 5, 1917 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Truman and Flora Terrette Turner. On December 17, 1940 in Bolivar, NY, she married Leonard “Tom” Oles, who died on June 15, 1976.

Mrs. Oles was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, being the salutatorian of her class. She was employed by the former Eldred Munitions Plant during World War II and later was employed at the former Aerovox Corporation in Olean, NY.

Ruth’s greatest love was her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl A. (Ray) Wheaton of Shinglehouse; two grandchildren, Todd D. (Beth) Wheaton of Eldred and Chyrie A. Wheaton of Shinglehouse; four great-grandchildren, Jacob H. Wheaton, Sarah B. Wheaton, David T. Wheaton and Emily M. Wheaton; Shalanne S. Terrette, who Ruth considered a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Oles was predeceased by a brother, Carl Turner.

At Ruth’s request, there will be no public visitation.

Private funeral services will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse on Friday, December 31, 2010. The Rev. Wayne F. Taylor, pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church, Wellsboro, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Flowers are gratefully declined.

Memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Fresh Greens Recalled

J&D Produce Announces Precautionary, Voluntary Recall Of Fresh Greens
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:26:00 -0600

Following confirmation from regulators of a positive test for salmonella on curly parsley in Quebec and cilantro in Detroit, J&D Produce Inc. is initiating a precautionary, voluntary recall of these two items and other potentially affected products packed only Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, 2010. There have been no reported illnesses.

Rotary Urges Donations To Meals On Wheels Program

MEALS-ON-WHEELS STILL SEEKING SUPPORTPictured above: Sherry Hoffman, Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging and Melissa Gee, Rotary Vice-President.

The Coudersport Rotary Club is urging donors to match the Club’s recent donation of $100.00 to the Meals-on-Wheels program, a humanitarian project administered by the local Area Agency on Aging.

The Meals-on-Wheels program was added to the Rotary Club’s 2010 Gift List after several of the Club was made aware of the Agency’s growing waiting list of senior citizens in need of meal services. “We sometimes overlook the seniors with the most need because they are unable to leave their homes and so they often go unnoticed,” according the Melissa Gee, Rotary Vice-President.

Several area senior citizens were recently taken off the Meals-on-Wheels waiting list thanks to a recent block grant and various local donations received over the holiday season. “Despite the recent donations, seven seniors remain on the waiting list and that list is expected to grow to 15 to 20 seniors by end of this fiscal year based on past years”, according to Sherry Hoffman, Director of the program. “Twenty-five dollars is enough to feed one senior citizen for an entire week and $1,300.00 will feed them for an entire year,” added Hoffman.

Those wishing to make a similar donation can call Sherry directly at the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging office at 544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

David G. Place, 84, formerly of 9 Jackson Ave. Bradford, PA

David G. Place, 84, formerly of 9 Jackson Ave. Bradford, passed away Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at the Bradford Manor.

Born February 3, 1926, in Bradford he was a son of the late Dean R. and Anna Mae (McDonald) Place. He was a 1946 graduate of St. Bernard School and an active alumni member.

On July 14, 1950 in St. Bernard Church he married Frances (Stoner) Place who died on November 25, 1997.

He was formerly employed at Friedman Clothing Store from 1946 to 1949. In 1949 he went to work at McCourt Label Company and retired in 1988 after 37 years of service.

He was a lifetime member of St. Bernard Church. He served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and was a member of the Men's Club, a member of the 50+ Club and was a long time volunteer at the Bradford Hospital. He loved to dance and did so at many of the area's Senior Centers.

Surviving is one brother, John (Debbie) Place of Bradford, five nieces; Kristi (Don) Shook of York, Jennifer Eddy of Bradford, Maria Lopez of Bradford, Julie (Jason) Harrison of Pittsburgh and Betsy Brooks of Salisbury, MD, four nephews; Dean (Deborah Gardner) Place of White Hall, MD, John (Leanna) McGrail, Chambersburg, David (Joan) McGrail, Westport, CN, and Dr. Stoner Horey of Canisteo, NY, and several grand nieces and grand nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 2, 2011, from 3 to 6pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am Monday January 3, 2011 in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to St. Bernard School.

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Julia A. Huntoon, 88, of Bradford, formerly of Limestone, PA

Julia A. Huntoon, 88, of Bradford, formerly of Limestone, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

She was born on November 25, 1922 in Easton, NH, a daughter of the late Stanley and Agness Major Darvid.

On December 27, 1946 she married David J. Huntoon, Sr. who preceded her in death on April 29, 1961.

She was a 1942 graduate of the Dow Academy, Franconia, NH.

During World War II she was a riveter for a defense plant in Long Island, NY. Upon moving to Limestone she was employed by the former Corning Electronics, Bradford and then the former Acme Electronics, Allegheny, NY until her retirement.

She had an exceptional love for gardening and feeding and watching the birds that came to her yard.

She is survived by two sons, Jim (Connie) Huntoon, Bradford, David (Diane) Huntoon, Jr., Telford, PA, one sister, Anna Darvid, Franconia, NH, two brothers, Joe Darvid, Franconia, NH, Tony (Elizabeth) Darvid, Portsmouth, NH, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

At her request there will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held in Littleton, NH at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Littleton, NH.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Commercial Driver Restrictions Waived

PennDOT Secretary Temporarily Waives Certain Restrictions on Commercial Drivers Hauling Heating Oil, Propane Gas

Harrisburg – State Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler has temporarily waived certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes.

This step was taken to ensure that supplies of these products are quickly replenished following the below-normal temperatures and extreme weather Pennsylvania experienced during December.

Governor Edward G. Rendell today issued a related disaster emergency proclamation, which is required for driver restrictions to be waived.

Biehler’s action temporarily waives the normal federal hours of service requirements for drivers of trucks carrying these goods. Drivers usually must take a mandatory rest period after 11 hours behind the wheel. Under the declaration, the limit is extended to 14 hours.

Exemption is also granted from the requirements of the 60/70-hour limits rule. The 60/70-hour limits rule requires drivers to stop driving upon accumulating 60 or 70 on-duty hours (including all on-duty and driving time) over a period of 7 or 8 consecutive days, respectively. Any period of 7 or 8 consecutive days may end with the beginning of any off-duty period of 34 or more consecutive hours.

The waiver will remain in place through Jan. 8.

Structure Fire Reported On Green Forest Road

Structure Fire--Automatic Alarm
At 5:00 pm on Wednesday, Coudersport Dept. 48 dispatched to 211 Green Forest Road in Sweden Township for an automatic alarm of fire.

Sweden Valley Police now reporting light smoke inside the house.



Ivan L. Regis, 87, of South Carolina, formerly of Derrick City, PA

Ivan L. Regis, 87, of South Carolina, formerly of Derrick City, passed away Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born November 8, 1923, in Shinglehouse he was a son of the late George and Lillian (Smith) Regis. He was a 1941 graduate of Honeyo High School.

On November 21, 1942 he married Lorraine Margaret (Craig) Regis who died June 10, 2004.

On April 7, 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army and served with the 82nd Airborne. His tour of duties included, Ardennes, Central Europe, and Rhineland. He was awarded the American Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal on November 19, 1945.

Mr. Regis was self employed, he owned and operated the South Bradford Dairy Bar from 1955 to 1967 and then later he owned and operated Model T Inn from 1968 to 2000, in Derrick City.

Surviving is his long time companion Karen Frampton of South Carolina, her two children, Tracey (Jeffrey) Kandare of Lewis Run, and Jeffrey Frampton of South Carolina, and her 4 grandchildren. His six children, Sandra L. (Darrell) Potter of Bradford, Gale M. (Garry) Valentine of North Tonawanda, NY, Carol D. Walker of Bradford, Debra S. Greene of Bradford, Ronald L. (Jeanne) Regis of Tonawanda, NY and Gary D. (Judith) Regis of Niagara Falls, NY, He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and 3 sisters, 11 grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

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DEP, Ag Secretaries With New Federal Guidelines in Place, PA Ready to Help Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

State’s Comprehensive Cost-Effective Plan to Build on Significant Past Pollution Reductions, Keep Industries Viable

HARRISBURG -- Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has outlined its final “pollution diet” for states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Pennsylvania’s top environmental and agriculture officials say the state is ready to do its part to improve water quality.

Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said Pennsylvania’s plan provides a reasonable assurance that it can clean up the water flowing into the bay while keeping industries in the watershed viable.

Hanger said that while the state has already reduced its nitrogen contributions to the bay by 28 percent, phosphorus by 46 percent, and sediment by between 38 and 46 percent, more work remains to be done.

The total maximum daily load, or TMDL, the EPA imposed today, he added, specifies the additional pollution reductions that are necessary to bring the bay back to good health. The EPA’s final, enforceable allocations call for Pennsylvania to reduce by 2025 annual nitrogen discharges to 76.8 million pounds; phosphorous discharges to 2.7 million pounds; and sediment to between 0.95-1.05 million tons per year.

“Pennsylvania has long been committed to doing its part to restore the bay’s health,” said Hanger. “We’ve reduced the pollution flowing into the Chesapeake from our waters by millions of tons. While wastewater treatment operators, developers and farmers can share some credit for these successes, there’s still work to be done. Our plan makes sure we do it in a way that keeps industries viable in the state, creates new opportunities, and is attainable and measurable.”

Pennsylvania’s plan, referred to as a watershed implementation plan, or WIP, calls for continuing existing programs that have proven effective and, in some cases, improving the capacity to track and expand those efforts; implementing new programs that take advantage of advanced and innovative technologies; and enhancing common sense compliance efforts, particularly for nonpoint sources such as agriculture and stormwater runoff from development.

Hanger noted that the state is not requiring wastewater treatment plants to make further reductions in line with a commitment DEP made in 2006 with its point source strategy. That strategy was incorporated into the state’s WIP.

“Wastewater treatment plants have made considerable investments to upgrade facilities and cut discharges,” said Hanger. “This plan does not place additional expectations on those facilities; it lays out a framework for ensuring other sectors of our economy are making their share of reductions.

“Every sector of our economy that has had a stake in this matter has had a seat at the table in developing this plan. We’re convinced we can achieve what’s expected of us.”

Pennsylvania will improve its ability to track nutrient and sediment reductions made by farmers and other land managers through the plan. Until now, usually only those best management practices, or BMPs, that were associated with a federal or state grant program were reported to the Bay Program, which meant many improvements went unnoticed.

“Many farmers voluntarily install conservation BMPs without state or federal financial assistance simply because they are good management decisions,” said Redding. “It is vitally important that these privately funded BMPs be identified and reported to ensure that the agricultural community’s nutrient and sediment reductions are fully credited.”

Improving communications and cooperation with farmers and partners like county conservation districts will be critical to the success of this effort, Redding added.

DEP recently funded a pilot tracking project in Lancaster and Bradford counties to better assess the type and level of BMPs farmers are implementing, and to explore the effectiveness of various tracking and reporting methods. The results will then be used to develop a uniform reporting tool to better capture the pollution reductions from these previously unreported efforts.

Pennsylvania’s plan also calls for using new and innovative technologies to reduce pollution. The state has proposed creating a $100 million program—funded by the federal government, states within the bay watershed and other key stakeholders—that would finance four to eight manure-to-energy projects, for example, each year. Each project could remove close to 1 million pounds of nitrogen from the Chesapeake Bay.

DEP and the Department of Agriculture have been working with a number of companies to look for ways to install technologies like manure treatment, methane digesters and electrical co-generation equipment on dairy, poultry and hog farms. These technologies can help reduce nutrient pollution while also producing electricity and marketable soil products that create additional revenue streams for farmers and rural communities.

For more information, visit, keyword: Chesapeake Bay.

Theresa "Tess" Keck, 80, of 16 Lafayette Ave. Lewis Run, PA

Theresa "Tess" Keck, 80, of 16 Lafayette Ave. Lewis Run, passed away, Tuesday, December 28th, 2010, at the Bradford Manor after a brief illness.

Born May 17, 1930, in Renovo, she was a daughter of the late Andrew S. and Helen (Graebner) Fantaskey Sr. Mrs. Keck was a 1948 graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Renovo.

On May 28, 1958 in Cheektawaga, NY, she married Donald L. Keck Sr. who passed away March 16, 2002. They briefly lived in Depew NY before moving to Lewis Run.

She was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church. She had been employed at Corning Glass. In addition to raising and spending time with her family, she had many interests. She had a passion for cooking, bird watching, growing flowers, gardening and enjoyed the companionship of her beloved dog Queenie

Surviving are two sons: Donald Keck, Jr. of Lewis Run, and Ronald Keck of Bradford, two grandchildren: Jason Keck and Christy Keck, two great grandchildren: a brother Andrew S. "Butch" (Vickey) Fantaskey Jr., and a sister Renee Jackson both of Renovo, a brother in law, James Cudihy of West Seneca, NY, and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister Shirley Ann Cudihy and a brother in law Robert Jackson.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 1, 2011, from 11:00 to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00pm with Father Samuel B. Slocum, pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church officiating. Burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery in Fairview, PA.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to American Heart Association, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie,, PA 16505 or McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.

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