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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Power Restored In Nearby New York State

Power Was Out
Some areas of Allegany County, New York experienced a power outage Saturday night. Andover, Wellsville and Whitesville lost power at 7:15 pm. National Grid restored power around 10:30 pm.

Lions Club Chili For Charity Event Sunday At Coudersport Fire Station

Clockwise Lion Matt Hutchenson , Charlotte Blain from Habitat for Humanity , volunteer Bonnie Posey and Habitat for Humanity Chairman Jim Blain set up tables at the Coudersport Fire Dept. annex for Sunday's LIONS CLUB CHILI FOR CHARITY. This year proceeds will go toward helping HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. 11:00 TILL 4:00. Donations of deserts are welcome. Don't let the cold keep you from getting chili.

Fugitive Extradited From Tioga Back To Steuben

Fugitive returned to Steuben County

By Jason Whong •
Star Gazette

A fugitive wanted in Steuben County and who eluded capture by Pennsylvania State Police last month has been returned to Steuben County, deputies said.

Shannon "Shag" L. Brockway, 40, of county Route 101 in Woodhull, was extradited Friday from Tioga County, Pa. More...

Lions Cooking Up Chili For Sunday's Chili For Charity

Lions Club President Ron Angood tastes chili as lions Donna Kelly and Kathy Walsh tend to roasters full of the Lions Clubs secret recipe CHILI FOR CHARITY . The Lions Club volunteers and volunteers from Habitat for Humanity have teamed up this year for the annual CHILI FOR CHARITY event to be held at the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Dept annex building to be held TOMORROW SUNDAY JAN. 31 FROM 11:00 TILL 4:00 donations of deserts are welcome . PROCEEDS HELP HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SEE YOU THERE.

Cowburn New All Time Win Record Holder At Coudy Wrestling

Coudersport High School Wrestling Champs

Dirk Cowburn set the Coudersport wrestling All Time Win record.
Pictured Dirk Cowburn and Aaron Wright, former record holder.

Paul Burdick photo.

Shinglehouse Man Injured In Tractor-Trailer Crash

Shinglehouse Man Hurt In Crash
A Shinglehouse man was moderately injured Friday at 2:45 pm when his car hit an oncoming tractor-trailer on Route 153, 2/10 of a mile south of Colby Road in Houston Township, Clearfield County, according to a news release from DuBois State Police.

Ryan R. Milliken, 31, of Shinglehouse, PA, was driving a 2001 Audi south on Route 153 when he fell asleep and crossed over into the northbound lane, where his car struck the front of a northbound 2004 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Timothy A. Martin, 37, of Clearfield, PA.

Milliken was taken to DuBois Regional Medical Center-West for treatment of moderate injuries by the Bennett's Valley Ambulance.

Martin was not injured. Both Milliken and Martin were using seat belts according to the report.

Miliken's Audi and Martin's Freightliner were severely damaged in the crash.

Bennetts Valley Ambulance and Penfield Volunteer Fire Department assisted troopers at the accident scene.

Ed. note: This is the correct report from the DuBois State Police. We apologize for the earlier incorrect report, taken from the Clearfield Progress, a normally reliable source. Thanks to the commenter that called attention to the mistake. Hopefully someone will be able to send an update on his condition.

Roulette Responded To A Hazmat Incident

At 2:45 pm on Saturday, Roulette Dept. 46 responded to a Hazardous Materials incident.

All units were back in service at 4:30 pm.

Chili For Charity

Coudersport Lions Club Chili Dinner

Sunday, January 31st, 2010 - from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. (or until the chili is all gone!)

Come after Church to the 4th ANNUAL COUDERSPORT LIONS CLUB CHILI DINNER at the Coudersport Fire Hall. Cost is $6.00 per adult and $3.00 for children 12 and under. Meal includes Chili, Cornbread, Dessert and a Beverage. The proceeds of the Dinner will go to Potter County Habitat For Humanity and other local projects. LET'S MAKE THIS YEAR'S DINNER THE BEST YET!!!! There will also be a Chinese Auction.

West End Trailblazers 8th Annual Winterfest Today

One of the vintage snowmobiles at Roulette Winterfest.
There's lots of activities going on at the winterfest, public welcome.

Trailerloads of snowmobiles are being unloaded

There's not a lot of snow, but enough to run snowmobiles
at the 8th Annual Winterfest at the Kaple Farm in Roulette

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ulysses Woman Victim Of Scammers

Theft By Deception
A 28 year old Ulysses woman was the victim of an email and telephone scam, and was deceived into sending money to the perpetrators by Western Union under a deal of repayment.

The victim was also deceived into opening multiple checking accounts at the request of the scammers.

State Police are continuing the investigation of the incidents that took place between last August and last week.

Police have a warning for drivers who plug devices into their cars after investigating a fire inside an SUV.


from left, Dr. Marvin Thomas, Dr. Assad Panah, Betsy Matz, Dr. Hashim Yousif; and Dr. Rick Frederick, all of whom have 20 or more years of service to Pitt-Bradford. Not pictured is Dr. David Soriano.

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford recognized 10 faculty members celebrating service anniversaries at dinner held at Kelly’s Restaurant.

Dr. Marvin Thomas, professor of history and senior member of the faculty, was honored for 40 years. Thomas is a recipient of the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association’s Teaching Excellence Award and regales the community with a public multimedia lecture each year. Past topics have included Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. He holds a doctoral degree in history from Penn State and a master of arts in history from Columbia University.

Dr. Richard Frederick, professor of history, was honored for 30 years. Another popular lecturer, Frederick has given talks on the election of 1800 and the assassination of John F. Kennedy and has sat on panels for several discussions. Recently he finished a manuscript for the biography of William Howard Taft.

Honored for 25 years service were Dr. Assad Panah, professor of geology, and Dr. David Soriano, associate professor chemistry. Panah is the director of the petroleum technology program and has twice been named a Fulbright Scholar. In addition to teaching chemistry, Soriano is a distributor for Zippo Manufacturing, a lighter collector and dealer.

Betsy Matz, associate professor of business management, and Dr. Hashim Yousif, professor of physics, were honored for 20 years of service. Matz is the chairwoman of the Division of Management and Education at Pitt-Bradford. She has served as chairwoman of the Women’s History Month Celebration Committee for more than a decade and also leads a group of faculty and staff members who weave baskets.

Yousif is the director of the physical sciences program. In addition to his academic work, Yousif enjoys vegetable gardening for his family, listening to classical and Arabic music, and reading the newspaper.

Honored for 10 years was Dr. Stephen Robar, associate professor of political science and chairman of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Three professors were honored for five years of service: Dr. Donna Armstrong, assistant professor of education, director of teacher education and coordinator of elementary education; Mark Kelley, instructor of sports medicine and director of the sports medicine program; and Dr. Jean Truman, assistant professor of nursing and coordinator of the associate of science in nursing program.

Two Female Puppies Have Found A New Home

have a
new home
To Good Home!

2 Female Puppies.
3 months old
Small mixed breed
House trained

Landlord says
they can't stay

Joseph M. Engl-Taylor, 46, of Port Allegany, PA

Port Allegany - Joseph M. Engl-Taylor, 46, of Port Allegany, died Thursday (January 28, 2010) in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born June 29, 1963 in Buffalo, a son of Arthur A. and Betty A. Mutka Engl. On Dec. 23, 2009, in Shinglehouse, PA, he married Robin Taylor, who survives.

Mr. Engl-Taylor was a graduate of Clarence Center High School, Clarence Center, NY and attended St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics.

He was employed as a senior tax analyst for Level 3 Communications of Coudersport.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Port Allegany, Frank Burt Post # 258, enjoyed playing pool, basketball, playing guitar in band, loved the Buffalo Bills football, and helping his wife with landscaping any chance he could.

In addition to his wife and mother, Betty A. Engl of Clarence Center, NY, he is survived by

two daughters at home: Allie Taylor and Olivia Engl of Port Allegany, PA

four sons at home: Dallas Taylor, Mason Taylor, Jonah Engl, and Pierce Mackey all of Port Allegany, PA

one sister: Laura McKosky of Williamsville, NY

two brothers: Douglas Engl of Clarence Center, NY, Robert Engl of Grand Island, NY

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 - 4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held on Monday, Feb. 1, at 11am, with the Rev. LaVerne Howard, pastor of the Sartwell Creek Union Church, Port Allegany. Burial will be in the Sartwell Creek Union Church Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany.

Haiti Benefit Luncheon February 7th In Coudy

SOUPer Bowl Luncheon to benefit Haiti
Location- St. Pauls Lutheran Church
on the corner of Allegany and Borie
in Coudersport, PA

Date- February 7th
Time- 10:30am to 1:30pm
Price- Donation
Come and enjoy a home-made
soup buffet, breads, and desserts.
All proceeds will go to the relief effort in Haiti.

CARP Park In Coudersport Under Water Monday

Pictures from CAR park in Coudersport, PA

Photos by Bill Lindsley



BRADFORD, Pa. – Baritone Sidney Outlaw is replacing the previously announced contralto Meredith Arwady for the final Marilyn Horne Residency Recital Jan. 30.

Arwady was unable to perform after becoming ill.

Outlaw and his accompanist, Carol Wong, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater of Blaisdell Hall. Cost is $10 for the public, $8 for faculty and staff and free for students. This is part of the university’s Spectrum Series.

Outlaw will perform works by Henri Duparc, Johannes Brahms, Ambroise Thomas, Modest Mussorgsky, Wayne Oquin and Hall Johnson. The piece by Oquin is based on texts by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Outlaw presented his debut recital under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation’s “On Wings of Song” recital series in February 2007. Later that year, he made his debut at Avery Fisher Hall as the soloist for The Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor.

In addition, Outlaw was the baritone soloist for “The Messiah” with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall.

A native of Brevard, N.C., Outlaw is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned a bachelor of music degree. He received his master’s degree in vocal performance at The Juilliard School.

Accompanying Outlaw is Carol Wong, who is enjoying a flourishing career that includes performances broadcast live on nationwide radio, a summer tour that took her to three continents and numerous awards.

In July 2008, she was one of only 50 people invited to the Arctic Expedition for Climate Action, sponsored by National Geographic and made into a documentary. Fellow guests included President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalyn; Ted Turner; Madeline Albright; Chevy Chase; and Google founder Larry Page.

Wong grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and made her concerto debut at age 11 with the Vancouver Philharmonic. She earned her master of music degree in piano performance from Indiana University and was granted her doctor of music arts degree in piano performance at Rutgers University. She also completed the prestigious Artist diploma program at Juilliard.

Other activities part of the national residency series start Jan. 27, including performing for Pitt-Bradford's Freshman Seminar classes and holding master classes for area schools on Wednesday and Thursday.

“Since the Marilyn Horne Foundation residencies began in 2002 with James Westman and Jennifer Aylmer, we have seen 12 amazing artists,” said Randy L. Mayes, director of arts programming at Pitt-Bradford.

“All of the performers have gone on to extensive careers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Natalie Cabell and Elaine Alvarez have performed leading roles in season-opening productions. The successes of the Marilyn Horne Foundations singers have had a profound impact around the world. We are proud that each of them can say that their career path took them through Marilyn Horne’s hometown of Bradford, Pa.”

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

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

Millport Area Flooding Last Monday




January 28, 2010

MINUTES – 12/31/09 and 1/14/10


· RESOLUTION #1-2010 – ATA Allocation for 2010-2011


· ADDENDUM TO CONTRACT – Between Potter County and Dickinson Mental Health Center (DMHC) for the lease of Room 257/Suite 301 on the 3rd Floor.

· CONTRACT – Between Potter County and the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE) / Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 389-C for the period of January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011.

· CONTRACT – Between Potter County and the Association of Probation Officers for the period of January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011.

· AGREEMENT – Between Potter County and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for grant funding in the amount of $23,306.50 for grounds maintenance equipment at the North Fork Dam.


CHILDREN AND YOUTH 2008/09 2009/10

Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems

Emergency Shelter & Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment Facility $280.61 $280.61

Clothing/year $450.00 $450.00

Personal Allowance/year $195.00 $195.00

Emergency Shelter/per diem $187.42 $197.75

Treatment Foster Care Services N/A $ 83.68

JSO Foster Care Services N/A $ 88.30

7/1/09 to 6/30/10

Tioga County Human Services

Secure Detention – Del. & Residential

Treatment for Dep. & Del. Youth

Children’s Group Home/per diem $163.75 $223.93

Residential Treatment $167.50 $197.93

Secure Detention $181.00 $217.32

7/1/09 to 6/30/10


Thomas Shaffer, Attorney

Legal Service and Advice related to clients $12,000 No Change

1/1/2010 to 12/1/2010


· Crystal Thomas (PCHS) – Co-Occurring Screening and Assessment, February 19, 2010, Smethport, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and registration fee ($30.00) expenses.

Purpose: need training hours to maintain certification

· Donna Foust (PCHS) – Protective Services/Guardianship Committee Meeting, February 4, 2010, Harrisburg, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and lodging ($79.00) expenses.

Purpose: Discussion on required protective services enrichment training, new requirements for PS documentation in SAMS, etc.

· Colleen Wilber (PCHS) – PACDAA, February 17-19, 2010, State College, Pa. Request for meals, mileage, lodging ($245.22) and registration fee ($160.00) expenses.

Purpose: Required for PACDAA membership

· Crystal Thomas (PCHS) – PCB Annual Conference, April 19-20, 2010, Harrisburg, Pa. Request for meals, mileage, lodging ($206.46) and registration fee ($150.00) expenses.

Purpose: need training hours to maintain state certification

· Barb Kiel (PCHS) – PASC Conference, March 4-5, 2010, State College, Pa. Request for meals, mileage, lodging ($249.56) and registration fee ($150.00) expenses.

Purpose: Annual Senior Center Association Conference – important opportunity to receive updates and information regarding programs.


· RESIGNATION – Joy Currier has submitted her letter of resignation as Field Assessor/Clerk in Potter County Tax Assessment, effective February 5, 2010.

NOTIFICATION OF HIRING – Anita J. Mead as full-time Secretary Clerk II/Class III in the District Attorney’s office at an hourly rate of $8.40 per the union contract.
No action is required.

Dorothy I. Carter, 89, formerly of 288 Congress St., Bradford, PA

Dorothy I. Carter, 89, formerly of 288 Congress St., Bradford, PA, passed away, Friday, January 29th, 2010 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born September 30, 1920, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Susan (Kutchmire) Dudick.

On July 4, 1942 in Macon GA, she married Floyd O. Carter who died March 6, 2001.

Mrs Carter was a 1939 graduate of St. Bernard High School. She as an operator for Bell Telephone during WW II. Later she was employed at Olsen's Department store, Davis Bakery, S.K. Tate Furs and Fashionland, and then returned to Bell Telephone from which she retired

She was a lifelong and devout member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Surviving are is a son, David (Marlene) Carter of Mississippi, a daughter, Nancy C. (Gareth) Evans of Willow Creek, a sister Sue Anne (Lou) Pupo of Bradford, a brother, John (Doris) Dudick of CA, five grandchildren: Rob (Lynette) Carter, Eric (Amanda) Carter, Jason Carter, Brian (Angel Dowell) Swanson and Brenda (James) Pascarella, fourteen great grandchildren, two great great granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a son, Christopher.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 31, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00PM at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30AM on Monday, February 1st, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Leo Gallina officiating.

Mausoleum entombment will be in St Bernard Mausoleum.

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

On line condolences may be made at

Dinner to Benefit Marian Hamilton

Dinner to Benefit Marian Hamilton

Marian Hamilton, the daughter of Marshall and Deborah Hamilton has been diagnosed with Congenital Hyper Insulinism.

This is a rare disease that affects roughly 1 in 50,000 people throughout the world. The disease affects the insulin producing cells on Marian’s pancreas causing her to produce too much insulin. At birth, her blood sugar level was in the teens.

Marian has been receiving treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia over the past 18 months. She is living with an NG tube since birth as a means of delivering dextrose to her stomach and helping her maintain blood sugar over 70.

Marian is truly a miracle.

With a birth weight of 1lb 4 ounces, she has come a long way. Her team of endocrinologists has determined that pancreatic surgery is needed to help Marian maintain healthy blood glucose levels.

Children’s Miracle Network of Elmira, NY helped fund a trip for Marian and her parents to travel to NYC to learn more about congenital hyperinsulinism and talk with other families that have been affected by the disease. The average hospital stay after this procedure is 4-6 weeks. Marian and her family will travel to Philadelphia for the surgery and recovery.

A benefit is being held to assist the family with living costs while in the Philadelphia area. The Spaghetti Dinner will take place on February 6, 2010 at the American Legion in Coudersport.

The cost is $6.00 and kids under 5 eat free. The time is 4:30pm-7:00pm.

There will be a silent basket auction as well.

Additional Donations can be sent to:

Marshall & Deborah Hamilton

369 Sweden Hill Rd

Ulysses, PA. 16948

For additional information please call


Thank you in advance for continuing to support our miracle!

Christian Music Festival Slated Next Summer

Christian Music Festival Slated Next Summer

Christian bands are being sought to perform at the first Stairway to Heaven Christian Music Festival, slated for Aug. 19-21 at Allegheny River Campground, between Coudersport and Roulette.

Jennifer Stambaugh and Andy Kulp are spearheading this new event, which will follow a format similar to those of the popular “Kingdom Bound” and “Creation” festivals. The festival will maintain the same atmosphere as those events, with lots of music as well as morning and evening devotion times.

Booking of bands is continuing; local acts will also be featured along with some big names. Stambaugh said that bands booked to perform will receive free admission at all times during the three-day event.

Tickets are now on sale. You can purchase them through the website. With tax time just around the corner, now is the best time to purchase tickets. The pricing structure is based on a tier, as the event draws closer the prices will continue to climb. By purchasing your tickets now, you will save almost half of what you would at the gate the day of the event. Tickets are available for each day, for the whole event, and for adult and child. Group sale tickets are available at a reduced rate. Group sales must be greater than 10 tickets. So grab 9 of your friends and everyone save money.

A raffle is underway to raise funds to benefit the concert. Those who purchase raffle tickets will receive $5 off their festival tickets. Prizes are a Remington 870 Express 12 gauge and a Remington 700 SPS 243 or 270. Tickets can be purchased online at, in person or through the postal service. The website also features regularly updated information as well as contact names and phone numbers. Raffle tickets can also be purchased in person or via email.

Primitive camping will be available on-site. Food and vendor items will also be available.

Stambaugh noted that many volunteers – ages 16 and over -- are needed to make such a large undertaking a success. Help is needed in many capacities: selling raffle tickets, delivering posters, event security, planning activities, musicians, EMTs, set-up and tear-down, helping with mailings, making phone calls and more. Volunteers will work in shifts, so they’ll have off-duty time to enjoy the festival. Full-time volunteers (three four-hour shifts) will receive a free pass, good for the entire event; half-time volunteers will receive a half-time full event pass. Volunteers will also receive camping and T-shirts. Those interested or seeking more information may email

Stambaugh said there’s a special incentive for individuals to volunteer to sell raffle tickets: the person who sells the most tickets will receive a free family four-pack of tickets.

Sponsors and vendors are also being sought; all vendors and exhibitors will be listed on the website, where applications are also available.

For more information, visit the website, or 814.642.7635.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford African-American Student Union will hold an all-night dance-a-thon this weekend to benefit hunger relief programs in Bradford.

The event begins at 9 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 30) night in the Tom L. McDowell Fieldhouse in the Sport and Fitness Center and ends at 9 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 31). Supervision will be provided by Pitt-Bradford faculty and staff. The public is welcome.

Cost to participate is $3. Entry fee for non-participants is $1. Water, snacks and energy bars will be served.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Let’s Can Hunger Campaign, which will provide food for The Friendship Table, Bradford YWCA and Salvation Army.

For more information or dance rules, contact Angelique Lindsay at (267)471-4374 or

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