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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Police/Ambulance Called After Fight In Port Allegany

Ambulance Called
At 11:35 pm on Saturday, A Port Allegany ambulance was called to a location near the Citizens Bank parking lot after Port Allegany and Smethport Police were called to a fight near Sheetz.

I-80 Tolling Still A Possibility

Political, business leaders oppose tolling on I-80
Saturday, January 23, 2010
By Liza Matia Staff Writer
The Progress-Clearfield, PA

DUBOIS - "We're here for one reason - to stop tolling on I-80," Tracy Becker, executive director of the Clarion Chamber of Business and Industry, said yesterday at a symposium held at the DuBois Country Club.

Political figures, business leaders, and members of the public gathered yesterday to express their opposition to Act 44, the legislation that granted the conversion of Interstate 80 to a toll road. More...

Westfield Man Charged In New Year's DUI

DUI (Controlled Substance)
Coudersport State Police have released information on a DUI and Possession of Marihuana charge placed as a result of an incident on New Year's day in Bingham Township, Potter County.

Tyler James Stevens, 19, 200 Dibble Hollow Road, Westfield, PA, was arrested after a traffic stop was performed at 7:53 pm on January 1. Stevens is charged with DUI (Controlled Substance) and also found to be in possession of a 30 pack of beer. Charges against Stevens will be placed through District Court 55-4-03.

In the same incident, a 17 year old juvenile female from Ulysses was found to be in possession of an amount of marihuana for personal use and related paraphernalia. Charges against the juvenile will proceed through juvenile allegation.

State Police Corporal Jacob Rothermel is the arresting officer.

Nipro Medical Corporation Issues a Voluntary Recall of All GlucoPro Insulin Syringes

Nipro Medical Corporation Issues a Voluntary Recall of All GlucoPro Insulin Syringes

Girls Basketball: Dubois Area Lady Beavers over the Falcons

Dubois Area Lady Beavers over the Falcons 62-44.

Halftime exhibition game was provided by the future basketball stars

Will Corporations Elect Our Next President?

Go Green...........

Winning Your Battles Through Prayer

Winning Your Battles Through Prayer

Winning Your Battles through PrayerFirst Peter 5:8 warns, "Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." It's a fact that each of us will encounter evil in our lives. So how do we resist Satan and his lies? Read Dr. Stanley's online article and learn why only prayer will defeat our greatest enemy.

Crash Reported On Jojo Road In Wetmore Township

Jojo Road Crash
At 4:14 pm on Saturday, Kane Fire Dept and Ambulance 5 have been dispateched to a car crash on Jojo Road , 2 miles past Kane Stone in Wetmore Township. Four people are reported self-extricated there with unknown injuries.

Galeton Little League and Babe Ruth Registration

Galeton Little League and Babe Ruth Registration ages 5-15 (must turn 5 before 05/01/2010)

Date and Time:
Saturday Jan. 30, 2010 from 10am - Noon
Saturday Feb. 6, 2010 from 11am - Noon

Galeton High School Gym Lobby

$30 per child. Multi-child family discounts available

Copy of your child's Birth Certificate

There will be a Galeton Athletic Association meeting immediately after the Feb. 6th registration at noon in the Galeton High School gym Lobby. All parents are encouraged to attend as we need coaches and volunteers in order to keep little league in the community.

Thank You,

Amy Mahon
Galeton Athletic Association

Rhode Island Firm Recalls Italian Sausage Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Rhode Island Firm Recalls Italian Sausage Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 11:08:45 -0600

Daniele International Inc., an establishment with operations in Pascoag and Mapleville, R.I., is recalling approximately 1,240,000 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) varieties of Italian sausage products, including salami/salame, in commerce and potentially available to customers in retail locations because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Boys Basketball: Coudy vs Port Allegany

Boys Basketball: Coudy vs Port Allegany
The Falcons defeated the Gators in both games.
JV score 40-24
Varsity score 61-28

Some of the Coudy fans really dressed up to see their team win.
Being at the game is fun. Come out to see your school play if you haven't yet.

- leo

Interested in Learning a Foreign Language

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

Dog Tags for Kids Needs Your Help!

This is from a friend of ours in florida... he has been working closely with this program and we thought it was a great idea!

As many of you know, I have been involved with this wonderful project that supports our military families by supplying them with dog tags to send home to their children. I'm pleased to say that with everyone's help and support, we have now sent over 500,000 tags to our men and women fighting in harm's way. That makes for over 1 million smiles, and is a great way to thank our troops for the job they are sent to do overseas.

Many of you have graciously stepped up to the plate and donated to make this program the success that it has been, and now I have another favor to ask. We have the opportunity to win $2500 if we ca gather the most votes for the person that has selfishly dedicated herself to making this project a huge success, Rose Sliepka. She has been entered in a contest for heroes, and we could use your help. Simply go to and scroll down to find Rose Sliepka from Lancaster,Ca in the list and vote. They only require a name, email and date of birth but you can remain anonymous and opt out of any mailings.

For those who are not familiar with our program, you can visit our web site at For those in a position to do so, donations are gratefully accepted, but more importantly help us spread the word and get Rose the votes she truly deserves. I thank everyone for their time and trouble and in helping us support our military!

Kind regards,

Proud sponsors of supporting our military families.

Custom Sign & Graphic Design
480 West Branch Road
Galeton PA 16922
Ph/fax 814-435-2246

PCEC Class Schedules

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

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

January 27 Word 1 9 a.m. – Noon

January 27 Word 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:

January 27 Excel 1 6 – 9 p.m.

January 28 Internet 3 9 a.m. – Noon

January 28 Internet 4 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:

January 26 Outlook 1 1 – 4 p.m.

January 26 Windows XP1 5:30 – 8:30 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:

January 26 Windows XP1 9 a.m. – Noon

January 26 Windows XP2 1 -4 p.m.

January 28 Excel 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

To register visit our website at

PCEC Oswayo Valley Computer Schedule

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

January 28 Excel 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

To register visit our website at


Dave Wannstedt to Speak At Commencement

BRADFORD, Pa. – Dave Wannstedt, former National Football League coach and head football coach for the University of Pittsburgh, will speak to the graduating class of 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Wannstedt, who has led the Panthers to back-to-back bowl games, will deliver the keynote address during commencement exercises at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, in the KOA Arena of the Sport and Fitness Center at Pitt-Bradford.

“I am excited about Coach Wannstedt being our graduation speaker,” said Kayla Bourgeouis, a sports medicine major from Meadville who sat on the committee to choose a commencement speaker. “Coach Wannstedt demonstrates great leadership and is well-respected by the community.”

Student Government Association president Tim Woughter, a criminal justice major from Gillett, said, “The students who sat on the committee felt that he would be a great motivational speaker for graduating seniors. Also, we were looking for someone that has Pitt pride as well, and I think Coach Wannstedt has a great amount of it.”

A Western Pennsylvania native and graduate of Pitt-Oakland in 1974, Wannstedt is the hard-working son of a steelworker whose reputation for hard work and football smarts served him well from playing in the prestigious Pennsylvania-Ohio Big 33 Football Classic to the start of his coaching career.

As a left tackle at Pitt, Wannstedt was part of the 1973 team that earned a berth in the Fiesta Bowl and began a run for the Panthers that included a national championship and five bowl games in six years.

Wannstedt would take part in those highly successful winning seasons as a coach as well as a player. While earning his master’s degree at Pitt in 1976, Wannstedt began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under head coach John Majors in 1975 and 1976.

When Majors left following Pitt’s 1976 undefeated national title season, Wannstedt stayed on to coach receivers and special teams during the 1977 and 1978 seasons under Jackie Sherrill. While at Pitt, he met Jimmy Johnson, who made Wannstedt part of his coaching teams for Oklahoma State, the University of Miami, the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins.

During his career, Wannstedt also served as defensive line coach for the University of Southern California from 1983 to 1985. From 1993 to 1998, he was head coach of the Chicago Bears, finishing as the third-winningest coach in Bears’ history and selected 1994 National Football Conference Coach of the year by United Press International and Football News.

In all, he spent 16 years coaching in the NFL, 11 of those as head coach – six with the Bears and five with the Miami Dolphins.

After nearly three decades away from Pittsburgh, Wannstedt was named head football coach of his alma mater in December 2004.

In 2006, Wannstedt and his wife, Jan, gave a $250,000 gift to the university to endow a football scholarship.

At the time, Wannstedt said they made the gift because of the “life-changing opportunity” he was afforded to attend Pitt on a football scholarship.

“We want to be able to help provide those same opportunities for both current and future generations of student-athletes,” said Wannstedt, who has also said that his first goal as a coach is to see his players earn their degrees.


This information is from PEMA


We are all deeply affected by the devastation in Haiti. Our common humanity demands that we act, as does America’s leadership and deep ties with Haiti. At the request of President Obama, former Presidents Bush and Clinton are coordinating private assistance and urging Americans to help at

· You can contribute online through

o Text “QUAKE” to 20222 to charge a $10 donation to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (the donation will be added to your cell phone bill).

· Funding Raised Through State Department’s Text Message Program (keyword "Haiti", and short code number "90999"): nearly $26 million.

· Find more ways to help through the Center for International Disaster Information (

Get Information about Friends or Family

· The State Department has set up a web page that will serve as a clearinghouse for information on Haiti:, including a new tool, the “Person Finder,” to allow people to find and share information on missing loved ones in Haiti.

· The State Department Operations Center has set up the following phone number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747 (due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording). You can also send an email to the State Department. Please be aware that communications within Haiti are very difficult at this time.

· The State Department has also partnered with the tech community to launch a free SMS relief information service to help people in Haiti. The text message program allows people with service from Digetel and Voila to text their location and needs to a free short code: "4636." Since the initiative was launched on January 18, NGO partners have received over 2,000 messages, including on food distribution, missing persons, water.

· — The White House website continues to serve as a focal point for information for about the relief effort, including accounting for family and friends in Haiti and contributing to the relief effort.

Coudersport Public Library Preschool Story Hour To Begin February 2

Preschool Story Hour
The Coudersport Public Library's preschool storyhour program will begin again on Tuesday, February 2, and will run through April 27. Children aged 4-5 and their caregivers are invited to the library each Tuesday at 10am for an hour-long program including stories, music, activities, and crafts. No registration is necessary. Please call the library at 814-274-9382 for more information.

February 2: It's Groundhog Day!
February 9: Will You Be My Valentine?
February 16: Presidents
February 23: Life is a Carnival
March 2: Elephants You'll Never Forget
March 9: Let's Dance
March 16: Leapin' Leprechauns
March 23: Let's Go Fly a Kite
March 30: Bunny Hop
April 6: No Storytime (Easter break)
April 13: I Love My Library!
April 20: Our Earth Rocks!
April 27: Plant a Tree

Friday, January 22, 2010

4-County Gas/Oil Leasing Group are ready to do business

FINALLY the leasing market and the 4-County Gas/Oil Leasing Group are ready to do business !

Are you?

*** FYI … very recently companies leased 2 tracts of state land in our area for $3,125 AC and $3,750 AC respectively. This bodes well for group members. It tells us that companies are “in the mood”, & have the money! (AND like the state, WE have thousands of AC to bargain with!)

Remember we are NOT seeking to sign a lease drawn up by gas/oil companies, but rather offering our own professionally prepared lease to them. Ours will propose higher $$ amts., more detailed benefits, and the kind of environmentally conscientious clauses that need addressing. Our 23,000+ AC speaks with a loud voice and the total AC keeps rising! We have a skilled negotiator working for us. Still thinking about leasing as an individual? If so, I sincerely wish you “Good luck.”

However, those of you who choose to be part of a very positive group action with great foresight into what the future could hold, please respond by completing the contract and mailing it in the enclosed envelope.


If you are reading this on-line, you may pick up a contract packet in Shinglehouse, PA @ Howard’s Home Furnishings and Carpet Store on N. Oswayo St., Shinglehouse

Want To Learn Massage Therapy?

Home Massage Therapy (12 hours)

Who doesn’t like a nice relaxing massage every now and then? This course is aimed at people who enjoy an occasional massage as well as those who are interested in pursuing a career in massage therapy.

Over the course of 12 hours, you will learn basic techniques focusing on relaxation, relieving tension, and improving health that can be used at home. This course is also a great way for those interested in a career in massage therapy to learn a little more about massage and try some hands-on techniques to see if it is right for them.

Participants must register for this course in pairs and will only practice hands-on work with their course partner. The cost for this course is $120 per person. The course dates are February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2010 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or email Candi Hand at

Recap Of Today's News From Gerri

Now Available On Zito Media Cable Channel 450

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


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

Coudersport-based state police have charged 38 year old Daniel Majot of Austiin with DUI after pulling him over early Thursday morning on Route 872 near Cooney Hollow Road for speeding. Troopers say while interviewing Majot, they determined he had been driving under the influence of alcohol.
State police advise motorists that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint someplace in Potter County between tonight and Sunday night. More news...

Toyota Recall

Toyota recalls more than two million vehicles in the US because of a mechanical problem that could be deadly.

Price of Advice Goes Down In Clinton

County’s price for financial advice down



The Clinton County commissioners will receive their financial advice for 2010 from the same firm they've associated with for the past five years - albeit at a reduced rate compared to 2009.

On Thursday, the board approved a new contract with Susquehanna Group Advisors Inc., which has been tasked with overseeing the county finances and special financial projects in recent years.

Susquehanna Group Advisors Inc., based in Harrisburg, was founded to provide independent financial consulting and advisory services, including public finance and public sector accounting and consulting services, according to the company's Web site.

The company advises 10 counties presently - Adams, York, Jefferson, Fayette, Carbon, Berks, Indiana, Potter, Bucks and Clinton.

The cost to the county for those services in 2009 was $96,522.

This year, Commissioner Adam Coleman said, the board anticipates spending between $60,900 and $70,800, depending on the number of hours actually expended and the level of service provided. More...

Route 219 Open On One Lane

Update on Route 219 Closure

Route 219 in Ridgway is now open for one lane of travel.

Travel flow north and south is being alternated by PennDOT.

Police say travel will be limited for several more hours until debris is removed.

Deadline March 1 For School District ‘Homestead’ Tax Cut

home-stack-moneyHomeowners in Potter County who want to qualify for reduced school taxes have until March 1 to apply for the “homestead exemption,” which requires school districts to cut real estate taxes on owner-occupied homes. In short, if you own the property in which you live, you are likely eligible for the tax reduction. Rental units, unoccupied homes and other real estate do not qualify. Homeowners who were already approved for the homestead exemption for the 2009 school tax year do not have to reapply.

Applications were recently mailed to property owners who previously were denied or who did not respond earlier. Applications from each Potter County school district can also be downloaded from the county’s website: Homeowners can also fill out an application at the Assessment Office, located in the F.W. Gunzburger County Office Building, Coudersport, weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30.

Taxpayers who qualify for the homestead exemption will see a credit on their school district real estate tax bill in the fall. School districts are reimbursed the amount of revenue lost through these exemptions from gambling revenues at state-approved slot machine parlors.

Homeowners in Potter County are advised to contact their school districts if they have questions. Those with further questions should call the Potter County Assessment Office at 274-0517.

Tri-Town Fire & Ambulance Co. Fish Fry

Tri-Town Fire & Ambulance Co. Fish Fry
Friday, January 22nd.
The Tri-Town Fire and Ambulance Co. will again hold its popular fish fry's in 2010. Prices will be $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for seniors and children under 12. Take outs will be available for $8.50. Hours will be from 5pm - 7pm. on Friday, January 22nd.

Building Construction Class Canceled

Building Construction Class Canceled
Potter County Fire News
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Building Construction Principals course scheduled for Jan. 23rd & 24th at the Harrison Twp. Fire Co. station has been canceled. We hope to be able to reschedule the class for another date. Information on a new date will be posted when it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience.



January 14, 2010



· RE-APPOINTMENT – Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich requests the re-appointment of the following members of the Planning Commission for the term period of January 1, 2010 through January 1 2014:

o Curt Weinhold

o Phil Hershey

o Marshall Hamilton



· GRANT AGREEMENT – Between Potter County and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) for federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) in the amount of $11,909.00 for the period of October 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.

· LEASE AGREEMENT – Between Potter County and Herb Smith for rental of cubicle #9 at a monthly rate of $200.00.


MENTAL HEALTH 08/09 09/10

Dickinson Mental Health Center

MH Bully-Olweus Grant $28,742 $22,425

Program Coordinator for Prevention Program

7/1/09 to 6/30/10

Leon Kaple

MH Bully-Olweus Grant Consultant

Extenuation of a currently existing contract. $850

Not to exceed this amount.

10/1/09 to 6/30/10


· Andy J. Watson (District Attorney) – The District Attorney Seminar, February 8-9, 2010, Philadelphia, Pa. Request for meals, mileage, lodging ($210.00) and registration fee ($125.00) expenses.

Purpose: Duties and powers of the DA, police relations, documentation and lawful discipline of employees, media relations, prosecution ethics.

· Deborah Pearsall (Probation) – Growing in your Professional Role for Our System’ support staff, April 22 – 23, 2010, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Request for meals, mileage, lodging ($126.98) and registration ($110.00) expenses.

Purpose: Professional improvement and required staff training.

· John Hetrick, Glenn Dunn, Dean Predmore – PEMA Quarterly Training, February 3-4, 2010, Lancaster, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and lodging ($375.00) expenses. There is no registration fee and PEMA will pay for 3rd night’s lodging.

Purpose: Required training.

· Colleen Wilber (PCHS) – SCA County Prevention Profile, February 2, 2010, Harrisburg, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and lodging ($94.34) expenses. There is no registration fee.

Purpose: Mandatory training


· TEMPORARY EMERGENCY HIRE – Anita J. Mead as full-time Secretary II/Clerk III in the District Attorney’s Office effective January 4, 2010 at an hourly rate of $8.40.

· TEMPORARY EMERGENCY HIRE – Brenna Whitman-Fesemyer as full-time Secretary II/Clerk II in District Justice Annette Easton’s Office effective January 19, 2010 at an hourly rate of $8.40.