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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Troopers Investigate Thefts In Genesee And Allegany Township

Thefts Reported In Genesee Area
The theft of a rifle from a Andrews Settlement Road man's vehicle and a stolen ash tray from the front sidewalk of a Genesee Restaurant resulted in calls to PSP
Coudersport Friday.

Between 2-3-10 and Friday someone removed a single shot Winchester .22 caliber scoped rifle from the front seat of an unlocked vehicle belonging to David Earl Matteson, 59, of 1779 Andrews Settlement Road, Genesee, PA. The vehicle was parked in Matteson's driveway in Allegany Township.

The rifle has a blond color wood stock and a black 3x9 Leupold 40 mm Vari-X2 scope. The total value placed on the stolen rifle and scope was about $750.00. Anyone with information can contact Trooper J. E. Petti at PSP Coudersport 814-274-8690.

The ash tray was stolen from the front sidewalk of the Kio's Family Restaurant, 273 Main Street, Genesee, PA, on Friday at about 8:00 pm. Trooper Chris Bock is in charge of that investigation.

PA Lumber Museum Member Drive

Lumber Museum Associates Member Drive Underway


An organization formed more than three decades ago to partner with the state in support of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in central Potter County has launched its 2010 membership drive. Supporters have many options for membership, from a basic affiliation at $10 for singles or $15 for families to other levels.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates, which has more than 300 members, has been supporting museum programs, projects, events and exhibits. Major PALMA projects have included construction of two log cars, restoration of a Barnhart log loader, relocation and preservation of a Civilian Conservation Corps log cabin built in 1936 and many others. PALMA also started the popular Bark Peelers’ Convention.

More information is available at 435-2652, or at the website,



BRADFORD, Pa. – John Schlimm, author of the internationally award-winning “The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook,” will speak at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Tuesday.
Sunday Book Talk:The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook
Anne Holliday Interviews John On LiveLine

Normally Sunday Book Talk is a Web extra, but today it's an encore presentation of LiveLine.

John Schlimm II was my guest on Thursday's LiveLine to talk about his book as well as his appearance Tuesday at Pitt-Bradford.

You can listen here and find even more information here.

The program, which will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 9, in the Mukaiyama University Room, is free and open to the public and will cover culinary pursuits, entertaining, beer and writing. The program will include an informal presentation and a question-and-answer period with the author.

The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Hanley Library and the Pitt-Bradford Hospitality Management Club.

With more than 400 food and drink recipes using beer as an ingredient, “The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook” is the largest beer cookbook ever published and was awarded both “Best Beer Book in the United States” and “Best Beer Book in the World” by the Gourmand Awards.

A member of one of the oldest brewing families in the United States, beginning with his great-great-grandfather Peter Straub, who founded the Straub Brewery in the 1870s,

Schlimm and his book have been featured on such national media outlets as QVC, NPR, and “Fox and Friends,” as well as regional media outlets across the United States during his cross-country Beer Lover’s Book Tour with representatives from Harrah’s Entertainment.

Also, samples from the recipes in Schlimm’s cookbook will be served, allowing the audience a taste of a few of the dishes. Copies of “The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook” and the paperback, “The Beer Lover’s Cookbook,” will be available from The Panther Shop for purchase, and Schlimm will sign them at the event.

“I was thrilled to be asked to do this special event because Pitt-Bradford will always hold a special place in my heart since I was both an instructor there and as a former student,” Schlimm said. “It is always an honor to visit with new friends who are interested in cooking, entertaining, and writing, and especially when supporting the important work done by our public and academic libraries and on-campus clubs.”

Reviews of “The Ultimate Beer Lovers Cookbook” have been positive. Publishers Weekly wrote, “More than a decade in the making, Schlimm’s mammoth culinary valentine to beer is worth the wait… Schlimm has compiled a definitive beer recipe sourcebook that will be appreciated by beer-lovers for years to come.”

During his career, Schlimm has written eight books, including “The Straub Beer Cookbook,” “The Pennsylvania Celebrities Cookbook” and “Corresponding with History.”

Schlimm’s new book, “The Seven Stars Cookbook,” which he is writing in conjunction with Harrah’s Entertainment, the world’s largest chain of casinos, will be released later this year by Chronicle Books. This new book will feature the best recipes from the top chefs at Harrah’s Entertainment properties across the U.S. and Canada.

A resident of St. Marys, Schlimm holds a master’s degree from Harvard University, travels the country speaking about cooking, entertaining, and public relations, and has served as an adjunct professor in the Division of Communication and the Arts at Pitt-Bradford for the past several years.

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



BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Office of Outreach Services is offering technology-based courses at the Outreach Services Classroom in the Seneca Building in Bradford.

Courses will be offered for Microsoft Excel 2007 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Each course will cost $49 per participant, and courses will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Seneca Building, located at 2 Main St.

“We’re offering these courses at night this spring so that more people can take advantage of them,” said Ann Robinson, director of business resource center at Pitt-Bradford.

Level II Microsoft Excel 2007 will be held on Feb. 16 and Level III will be held on Feb. 23. Level II will teach participants how to format an Excel workbook and worksheet, to understand the concept of cell alignment and to use cell borders to accentuate a worksheet. Level III will present a more in-depth lesson on formulas and functions.

The final course will be a Level I course using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, which will be held on Tuesday, March 23. In this course, participants will learn to create a vibrant and professional-looking slide show, from text boxes and clip art to multimedia and animations. Upon completion participants will receive a functional take-home handout that will continue to help with usage of the program.

For more information or to register, contact Outreach Services at (814)-362-5078 or

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

Dr. Stanley Writes About Forgiveness and Consequences

Forgiveness and Consequences

Forgiveness and ConsequencesAs believers, we continually receive the awesome gift of God's grace. But His mercy doesn't always exempt us from the consequences of sin. Read Dr. Stanley's online article and learn how the Father uses suffering to transform us into the likeness of His Son Jesus Christ.

DEP Spends $$ Millions To Plug Old Oil & Gas Wells

DEP: 259 Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Plugged in 2009
Protects Public Health and Safety Repairs Damage from Past Unregulated Drilling

HARRISBURG -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today reported the department last year managed 14 project sites in nine counties that successfully plugged 259 abandoned oil and gas wells.

That work, he said, is important not only to protect the environment, but the public’s safety, as well.

“Abandoned wells create passageways for pollution to enter and contaminate drinking water. They also can allow natural gas to enter water supplies or build up in a home, which can create a dangerous enclosed space,” Hanger said. “Modern regulations require that wells be cased properly during use and sealed once they are taken out of service, but unfortunately, there are thousands of wells that were simply abandoned before people understood the dangers.”

The 259 wells addressed in 2009 are located in the western and north-central regions of the state, and were discovered by department inspectors and local citizens who work collaboratively to locate and map wells in the region.

Many of the wells were leaking oil, acid mine drainage or natural gas.

Abandoned wells can be found in many settings from residential backyards to remote hillsides. Well-plugging costs can vary depending on terrain and the age and depth of the well. In most cases, once DEP receives landowner permission, work crews will clear a site and clean or remove the old well. After any old well casings are removed and the well bore is clear, the well is filled with grout or cement and other fill materials.

Pennsylvania has the highest number of abandoned wells in the Appalachian region and is one of the top five states nationally. The department has documented more than 8,600 wells throughout the state that were abandoned prior to passage of modern oil and gas drilling regulations.

Since the first commercial oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania in 1859, DEP estimates as many as 350,000 oil and gas wells have been drilled in the state, with many of those wells having been abandoned without proper plugging.

Funding for Pennsylvania’s Abandoned and Orphan Well Plugging Program comes from surcharges on well-drilling permits issued in Pennsylvania and from the Growing Greener program.

For more information, visit:

Media contact: Tom Rathbun, 717-787-1323

Editor’s Note: Below is a list, by county, of the 14 abandoned well plugging contracts awarded in 2009:

Allegheny County
Tarentum Borough: Stray Gas Migration Project -- $9,546. Contractor: Carlucci Construction Co. Inc., Cheswick, Allegheny County.

Erie County
Erie, Girard Borough, Millcreek and Northeast townships: 10 wells -- $93,564.81. Contractor: S&T Service and Supply Inc., Pleasantville, Venango County.

Fayette and Washington counties
Fallowfield Township and Belle Vernon: 3 wells -- $161,512.50. Contractor: Hydrocarbon Well Services Inc., Buckhannon, W.Va.

Forest County
Howe Township: 4 wells -- $37,892. Contractor: S&T Service and Supply Inc., Pleasantville, Venango County.

McKean County
Bradford Township: 23 wells -- $103,678. Contractor: Phillips and Dart Oil Field Services Inc., Gifford, McKean County.

Eldred Township: 39 wells -- $351,970. Contractor: James W. Day Contracting, Bolivar, N.Y.

Kane: 7 wells -- $49,220. Contractor: Phillips and Dart Oil Field Services Inc., Gifford, McKean County.

Keating and Otto townships: 46 wells -- $243,692. Contractor: James W. Day Contracting, Bolivar, N.Y.

Otto Township: 28 wells -- $228,216.40. Contractor: ALCO Well Services Inc., Bradford, McKean County.

Tioga County
Delmar Township: 1 well -- $117,000. Contractor: Hydrocarbon Well Services Inc., Buckhannon, W.Va.

Venango County
Cherry Tree and Oil Creek townships: 29 wells -- $256,504. Contractor: S&T Service and Supply Inc., Pleasantville, Venango County.

Cornplanter Township: 64 wells -- $554,776.26. Contractor: S&T Service and Supply Inc., Pleasantville, Venango County.

Warren County
Warren: 4 wells -- $19,760. Contractor: Hemlock Oil and Gas Co. Inc., Bradford, McKean County

Westmoreland County
Upper Burrell Township: 1 well -- $91,439. Contractor: Hydrocarbon Well Services Inc., Buckhannon, W.Va.

Daniel Robert Karr, Sr., 76, of Shinglehouse, PA

Daniel R. Karr, Sr.
“beloved father, grandfather & great-grandfather”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Daniel Robert Karr, Sr., 76, of Shinglehouse, PA, died Saturday, February 6, 2010 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Coudersport, PA, after a long illness.

Born May 13, 1933 at the family home on Karr Hollow Road, Shinglehouse, he was a son of Harold and Clara O’Connell Karr. On February 19, 1952 in Portville, NY, he married Margaret I. Blakeslee, who died on August 12, 2006.

Mr. Karr was a self employed gunsmith. He enjoyed hunting.

Surviving are ten children: Bonnie P. (Gary) Bachand, Sue (Steve) Brabham, Cindy K. (Roger) Siebert, Daniel R. (Tina) Karr, Jr., Randy L. (Deb) Karr, Patricia A. Karr, Eric A. Karr, Tim R. (Karla) Karr, and Brian S. Karr, all of Shinglehouse, and Brad R. (Karin) Karr of Coudersport; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Fuller of Prescott, Arizona; a brother, Donnie (Jan) Karr of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Karr was predeceased by two infant sons, Daniel Karr and Allen Karr; a brother Charlie Karr; and a sister, Patricia West.

At the family’s request, there will be no public visitation. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. The Rev. Howard R. Burnham, pastor of Hebron Union Church, will officiate.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

Newly Renovated Office Space Available In Coudersport, PA


Rollover Crash With Injuries On Rt. 6 West of Port Allegany

One Car Rollover
At 3:14 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Station 3, Port Allegany Ambulance, responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route 6 between Port Allegany and Smethport in the vicinity of the Rankin residence.

Ambulance 3 and Medic 16 arrived on scene at 3:22.

At 3:35, a Stat 9 helicopter that had been airborne was cancelled and at least one patient was transported to CCMH by ambulance.


Her name is Lucy

She is wearing a purple collar with rabies tag # 007

She is lost in the Roulette area for about a week now.

If anyone has her or has seen her please call (814) 544-8835.

More Snow Reports, This One From Philly Area



I am weathering the storm at my girlfriend’s house in Dresher, PA just north and west of Philly. We have 16+ inches so far and we have been out twice to clear off the driveway. (See attached) My neighbors in Prospect Park are telling me via BlackBerry that I have 20+ inches waiting for me when we go to my house tomorrow for a big game party.

We certainly are catching up to Potter County as far as snowfall!


Dave Price

Former resident of North Bingham, Potter County, PA

Jakob's Hollow News

Hello Mountain Friends,

Here’s an update on Jakob’s Hollow for February……

On Saturday, February 6th Jakob’s Hollow member Josh Wolf will be at Olga’s Café. The Josh Wolf Project is a musical adventure through decades of song favorites, and Josh will take you there! The show starts at 7:30. $5 cover, $3 students.

On Saturday, February 13th Jakob’s Hollow will return to Olga’s Café for a Mardi Gras/Valentines Party ! Bring your beads and your honey! The show starts at 7:30. $10 cover, $15 couple.

Every Tuesday night at 7pm Jakob’s Hollow hosts the Open stage at Olga’s….Come on out and do your stuff! No cover.



FCC Shuts Down Hornell AM Radio Station

FCC yanks WHHO radio license for failure to pay 2007 fine

By Bob Clark
South Hornell, N.Y. -One of Hornell’s radio stations will not be crackling over the airwaves again.

After failing to pay a fine to the Federal Communications Commission, WHHO-AM will no longer be on the air in Hornell, according to documents on the FCC’s Web site.

The 5,000-watt station, owned by Bilbat Radio, was notified in a letter dated Jan. 28, according to filings on the Web site. More...

Former Area Resident Shares Snow Photos At Greensburg, PA

Lots Of Snow!!
Carla Maxson, former area resident now living in Greensburg, PA posted these photos on Facebook this morning. The southern side of Pennsylvania got inundated with snow overnight.

Amounts up to 30 inches have been reported in major cities in Southern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

In North Central Pennsylvania, Potter County has not a drop of snow to show.

Thanks Carla for allowing us to share your photos with our readers.


Clementine P. Fields, 77, of 390 Pine Run Road, Bradford, PA

Clementine P. Fields, 77, of 390 Pine Run Road, passed away, Friday, February 5th, 2010 at the Bradford Manor.

Born June 29, 1932, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Luke and Margaret (Effinito) Pascarella.

On October 27, 1950 in Bradford she married Neil R. Fields who survives.

Mrs Fields attended Bradford High School. She had been employed at Zippo Manufacturing at the Golf Ball Plant for fifteen years prior to her retirement. She and her husband enjoyed spending winters in Florida. She was a member of St. Bernard Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 59 years are two sons, Bill (Kathy) Fields of Bedford, NH, and Gary (Karen) Fields of Lakewood, CO, two brothers, Tony (Pat) Pascarella and Mike (Mary) Pascarella, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Frank Pascarella who died in Vietnam and one sister Genevieve Stabil.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday February 13, 2010, at Noon in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor as celebrent. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

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

On line condolences may be made at

Derwood S. Tubbs, Westfield, PA

Derwood S. Tubbs died February 4, 2010 at home.

He was born January 17, 1923 in Westfield, PA, the 2nd son of L. Lynn and Vera Robbins Tubbs.

A graduate of Westfield High School, Class of 1941, he was a WWII veteran of the United States Air Force and served overseas with the 344th Bomb Group as one of the B26 "Marauder Men". He flew 65 missions over Belgium, Germany and France, #37 being on D-Day. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Derwood Tubbs and Doris McKendrick were married on October 21, 1945 and have had a loving marriage lasting more than 64 years.

His survivors, besides his wife, include sons, Terry (Linda) Tubbs, Youngsville, NC, David Tubbs, Craig, CO; daughter, Kathleen (Bob) Looney, Tampa, FL; five grandsons, Alan, Brian, Wayne, Tommy and Steven Tubbs; one granddaughter, Gail Morehouse; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale Tubbs; sister-in-law, Jane Klarman, both of Westfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Jack Tubbs; sisters, Betty Gansereit and Carolyn Hawkins; and a grandson, Wade Jason Tubbs.

A longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church, his funeral will be held there on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Joseph McNamara officiating. Honoring his wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully received for St. John's Episcopal Church Window Restoration Fund, the Westfield Public Library, Alzheimer's Association for Research, or your own favorite charitable organization. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950.

Dinner Today 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!

Prime Rib Special At Bailey Hill Farms Saturday


Friday, February 5, 2010

USDA: 'Referee a Safe Super Bowl Party'

USDA: 'Referee a Safe Super Bowl Party'
Donna Karlsons (301) 344-4764
Cathy Cochran (202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, February 2, 2010—When planning a Super Bowl XLIV party, hosts should have a defensive strategy against foodborne illness for their guests. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends closely refereeing the following food safety violations so every partygoer returns home a winner.

Illegal use of hands
Avoid penalties for "illegal use of hands." Unclean hands are one of the biggest culprits for spreading bacteria, and finger foods at parties are especially vulnerable. Chefs and guests should wash their hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling food. Also, be sure to clean surfaces often, and wash platters before replenishing them with fresh food.

Think of your party fare as two different teams—uncooked and ready-to-eat foods. Prevent "encroachment" at all costs and keep each team in its own zone. The juices from raw meat can contain harmful bacteria that cross-contaminate other food. Use one cutting board for raw meat and poultry and another one for cutting veggies. If you use only one cutting board, wash it with hot soapy water after preparing each food item.

Equipment violations and holding
Call a "time out" and use a food thermometer to be sure meat and poultry are safely cooked. Remember that internal temperature, not meat color, indicates doneness. Steaks should be cooked to 145 °F, ground beef should be cooked to 160 °F, and all poultry should be cooked to 165 °F.

"Holding" may be one of the most likely offenses your referee encounters if your Super Bowl party lasts late into the night. Never hold foods for more than two hours at room temperature, or between 40 °F and 140 °F. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers promptly to block offensive bacteria from multiplying. The same rules apply for cold foods. If cold food has been sitting out for more than two hours, do not eat it. When in doubt, throw it out.

False start
When it comes to foodborne illness, there is no opportunity for an instant replay. To avoid these infractions, make sure you understand the rules completely. One of the best resources available before kickoff is USDA's virtual representative, "Ask Karen," a feature that also allows you to ask food safety-related questions 24 hours a day.

Visit "Ask Karen" at Food safety coaches are available on the "Ask Karen Chat" and by phone at the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline

You can call the year-round hotline Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST (English or Spanish). Listen to timely recorded food safety messages at the same number 24 hours a day. Check out the FSIS Web site at E-mail questions can be answered by
by calling 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). Recorded messages are available 24 hours a day and the Hotline is staffed with food safety experts, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

Thank You...............

From the Page, Pleakis & Drabert Families

We would like to say thank you to everyone that sent cards and flowers and made contributions, and the ones that sent all the great food, and for everyone that kept us in their thoughts and prayers.

And for all of our co-workers and friends that opened their hearts and came into our home to take care of my truly loved wife Marsha. Although we can't see her, she is still with each and every one of us, in our thoughts and in our hearts. Please don't ever forget her.

They say that tears are a sign of weakness in a man. Well I must be getting weaker in my old age because there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her and the tears start to roll down my cheeks. Not only did I lose a wife, but a good friend and companion as well.

Marsha will be truly missed by all of us, and especially by her two little dogs, Molly and Ruby.

Thank You!
And God Bless Each And Every One Of You

Mr. Harold A. Page, Sr.

Maple Sap Wanted By Wending Creek Farms

WANTED MAPLE SAP...Wending Creek Farms will pay market rates for maple sap delivered to its Sugar Shack at 1079 Baker Creek Road, Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Prearrange delivery by calling 260-9050 or 274-7280 after the boiling season begins.


Pierino Frozen Foods Inc. Issues an Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Its Jumbo Shells with Cheese

Roll Over Crash On Rt. 46 In Norwich Township

Rt. 46 & West Branch Road
At 10:27 pm on Friday night, Station 12 Norwich Township Fire Dept. and Priority Care Ambulance 16 are responding to a motor vehicle accident at Rt. 46 and West Branch Road in Norwich Township. Additional report indicates a rollover accident with occupants self-extricated.

Chester County Boy Killed In Potter County Sledding Accident Donated Organs

Remembering Ian Miller: 12-year-old Boy Scout helped others after death

By LARA BRENCKLE, The Patriot-News
February 05, 2010, 4:08PM

At the moment he died, 12-year-old Ian Joshua Miller left behind a final gift to his grieving parents and hope to strangers.

Ian, who died Jan. 16 in a sledding accident in Coudersport, was the only child of Ron Miller and Holly Wastler-Miller, of North Coventry Twp., Chester County. The seventh-grader was on a trip to Ski Denton with his Boy Scout troop and became separated from the group on the final sledding run of the evening, his mother said.

Ron, who works in Harrisburg through IBM for the Department of Labor and Industry, and Holly, who works for Verizon, were spending the night in Enola for a baby shower when they got a 1:30 a.m. phone call about their son.

On his last trip down the hill, Ian struck a ski lift pole.The blow to the back of the head killed him instantly, the coroner said.

Tucked into Ian’s ski boot was a Bible verse, from James 1. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance,” it read. “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” More...

Linda L. Dake, 64, of 1864 Cherry St., Olean, NY

OLEAN, NY - Linda L. Dake, 64, of 1864 Cherry St. passed away Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2010) at the Underwood Manor in Hinsdale after a long illness.

Mrs. Dake was the daughter of the late Donald and Dorothy (Copella) Schoonmaker. On Nov. 25, 1989, she married Harold W. Dake, who survives.

She was a graduate of Otto-Eldred High School, class of 1964. She was employed at Dal-Tile Co., retiring due to illness. Mrs. Dake was also a member of the Olean BPOE, and enjoyed camping at the Kinzua Reservoir. She spent winters in Florida.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Dake is survived by a son, David Goldsmith of Olean, NY; a daughter, Michelle (Jeff) Jandrew of Nazareth, PA; six grandchildren, a brother Joe (Judy) Schoonmaker of Olean; a sister, Donna (Tom) Scott of Shinglehouse, PA; a stepdaughter, Christine (Robert) Womack, Plant City, FL; a stepson, Dereck (Zanetta) Dake, Zephyrhills, FL; six step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Phillip Schoonmaker.

Family and friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean, on Saturday (Feb. 6, 2010), from 11 am to noon at which time funeral and committal services will be held. The Rev. James Kazimer, pastor of the Church of God, Eldred, PA, will officiate.

Burial will be at the Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


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Phone: 814-655-1051 and leave message.
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Coudersport VS Oswayo Valley Basketball

[IMG_9933.jpg]Coudersport defeated Oswayo Valley last night to set up a showdown
for first place in the NTL with Cameron County on Monday night.

Paul Burdick Sports Photos

Nancy L. Johnston, 93, formerly of Petrolia St., Bradford, PA

Nancy L. Johnston, 93, formerly of Petrolia St., passed away Friday, February 5th, 2010 at The Pavilion at BRMC. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Potter County DES Encourages Damage Reports From Flooding


Any Resident who had property damage or damage to their home or business from the January 25th Flooding Event should plan to attend. Potter County Department of Emergency Services stresses the importance of reporting flood damage during emergency situations. This workshop is to help not only those who have already reported their damage but also to help those who did not report their damage.

Small Business Administration News Media Release

February 5, 2010

COUDERSPORT, PA — Residents and businesses of Potter County that were affected by the January 25, 2010 Flooding Event are invited to attend a workshop being conducted jointly by the County and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to report any damages related to the Flooding Event. "If enough damages are reported, the victims of this flood could possibly qualify for low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to assist in restoring property and homes to a livable condition," stated Potter County Acting Emergency Management Coordinator Glenn Dunn.

Potter County officials are asking anyone affected by the January 25, 2010 Flooding Event to go to Austin Volunteer Fire Station, 42 Main Street in Austin between 2:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 to meet with officials as part of the county’s effort to qualify for an SBA Disaster Declaration. In order for the Commonwealth to request an SBA Disaster Declaration, a minimum of 25 homeowners, renters, and/or businesses with little or no insurance to cover the damages is needed to qualify. “No one is obligated to take a loan,” stated Mr. Dunn, "however, we need to capture all uninsured losses so that those who want to apply for a loan will be able to.”

Those who can’t attend the workshop are asked to call the Potter County Department of Emergency Services at 814-274-8900, if they haven’t already done so, to provide the information.

Betty B. Wolcott, 94 of Derrick City, PA

Betty B. Wolcott, 94 of Derrick City, passed away, Friday, February 5, 2010, at the Bradford Manor.

Born on June 22, 1915, in Buffalo, NY, she a daughter of the late John C. and Jane (Campbell) Bowery.

Mrs. Wolcott was a graduate of Amherst Central High School, and a graduate of the State Teachers College @ Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Sorority and Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority.

She began her teaching career in Eggertsville, NY, where she taught for eight years. She moved to Bradford and continued her teaching career, teaching 2nd grade at the Lincoln Elementary School until her retirement.

On December 31 1943 in Columbia, SC she married Norman R. Wolcott Jr. who died June 24, 2008. They had been married for 64 years at the time of her husband's death.

She was a member of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, the Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #61, Orakettes of the Orak Gratto, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a former member of the Derrick City United Methodist Church, and the Derrick City PTA.

Mrs. Wolcott volunteered for many years at the Bradford Regional Medical Center and served on the Board for the Bradford Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are her three children: twin sons, Norman R. (Judy) Wolcott III, of Gasport NY, and Nordal J.(Linda) Wolcott, of Tinley Park IL, one daughter, Nancy W. (Steve) Vreeland, of Visalia CA., six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and another great grandchild due in August, and one sister Marjorie (John) Hill, of Newark DE.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother John C. (Doris) Bowery of Monroe WA, two sisters: Gloria (Robert) Martin of Grand Rapids, MI, and Barbara Bowery of Buffalo, NY.

Friends will be invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church to be held in the spring. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Regional Medical Center Volunteer Fund, or the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church. Correspondences can be sent to Nancy Vreeland, 13401 Ave. 328, Visalia, Ca 93292-9089.

Online condolences may be sent to

Ohio Company Proposes Plant To Distill Frack Water For Recycling

'Frac' treatment plant eyed at Economy Auto Parts site

Lock Haven Express

CASTANEA - An Ohio company is the latest firm interested in building a wastewater treatment plant in this area to support the gas industry drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

Patriot Water Treatment, LLC, of Lisbon, Ohio, has plans to treat up to 500,000 gallons per day of "frac" water that is leftover from the drilling process. The firm proposes to build the plant at or near the current site of Economy Auto Parts at the corner of South Washington and Nestlerode streets. More...

Galeton Man Sentenced In Tioga County Court Monday

Galeton Man Sentenced For DUI In Tioga County

Sun Gazette

WELLSBORO - Four people were sentenced to special probation in Tioga County Court Monday for driving under the influence of intoxicants. A Galeton man was one of the four.

Timothy P. Vangorden, 23, of 145 Germania St., Galeton, six months plus $1,325 fines and fees after a traffic stop by state police on Route 287, Middlebury Township Aug. 29.

East Resources Plans 128 New Gas Wells In McKean County

East Resources plans to create 128 gas wells in Wetmore Township

East Resources has presented a plan for the creation of 128 gas wells in Wetmore Township.

On Thursday, Wetmore Township Supervisor Chairman Ron Conklin said East Resources already operates in the township. In addition to the wells they currently have in the area, the company hopes to construct 128 additional natural gas wells, mostly along Route 321. More...

Natural Gas Fire In Crosby Quickly Quelled By Gas Company Employees

WESB NEWS RADIO--Gas Fire in Crosby
Norwich Township fire fighters responded to a gas transmission fire Thursday afternoon at Christian Hollow in Crosby. Norwich Township Fire Chief Bill Gallup says the fire was out when they arrived. Gas company employees were able to shut-off valves fueling the fire. The cause of the gas fire is under investigation.

Final Swine Flu Clinics Scheduled For February 6 are Cancelled

Swine Flu H1N1 Clinics Cancelled Statewide
Please be advised that the February 6, 2010 H1N1 clinic has been cancelled. No further weekend clinics are scheduled at this time. Anyone wanting the vaccine should contact the Pa Department of Health for an appointment.

Pamela Salek | Community Health Nurse
Potter County State Health Center

Pennsylvania Department of Health
269 Rt 6 West, Suite 2 | Coudersport, PA 16915

Phone: 814.274.3626 | Fax: 814.274.3629

Final Flood Damage Reporting Deadline Approaching

Flood Damage Reporting Notice
The Roulette Township Emergency Operations Center is in the process of finalizing their reporting for damages that occurred as a result of the flooding on 01/25-01/27.

If you have experienced any damages as a result of this flooding, and have not yet reported it, please do so now. We must finalize our initial reports and submit them to the state for disaster declaration consideration.

This does not guarantee any type of monetary relief, however if there is a declaration made by the Governor, and you don’t have a claim established you will not be eligible.

To set up a claim, please call the Roulette Township Office at 814-544-7549 and leave your name, address, telephone number and a brief description of the damage that you are reporting. Someone will return your call and/or visit your home to inspect the damages and set up a claim for you.


Jonathan Huff

Roulette Township Emergency Management Coordinator



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Office of Career Services, department of nursing and Student Nurse Organization will hold a Health Careers Job Fair next week on campus.

Representatives of 18 businesses and agencies will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The fair is open to the public. Attendees should bring copies of their resume and dress in business attire.

Participating businesses and agencies are Bradford Ecumenical Home Inc., Bradford Manor, Bradford Regional Medical Center, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, DuBois Regional Medical Center, Elk Regional Health Center, Hamot Medical Center, HomeCare & Hospice, Kane Community Hospital,

Lutheran Home at Kane, Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital, Pediatric Services of America Healthcare, Sena-Kean Manor, Sweden Valley Manor, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Health Care, Warren General Hospital and Warren State Hospital.

For more information, contact Dr. Holly Spittler, associate dean of student affairs and director of career services, at 814-362-7647 or

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

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Juvenile Victim Of Harassment On Rt. 120 Near West Creek Road

Charges are pending after two known actors grabbed and shoved a juvenile victim on Route 120 near West Creek Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County Thursday at about 7:45 PM, according to a repoort from Emporium based State Police.

PA State Police Jail Drilling Service Company Drivers For Illegal Oversize Loads/ Trucks Confiscated By Judge

Pa. state police halt oversized convoy in North Towanda
Four drivers jailed for 'numerous' violations

By Jason Whong •
Star Gazette

Four drivers of trucks serving the natural gas industry were fined and jailed on Wednesday after police charged that they hauled oversize loads illegally.

State police in Towanda stopped the convoy of drivers for T.K. Stanley Inc., an energy industry services company based in Waynesboro, Miss., at about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in North Towanda.

Police said they inspected the vehicles and learned the oversize loads were being transported with invalid permits.

Police said they also found "numerous safety, permit and load securement violations," though they declined to provide a detailed list.

The drivers were cited for a combined total of $12,678, according to District Court records. More....

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Rose M. Wood, 96, of 2836 Lindy Lane, Wellsville, NY

WELLSVILLE, NY - Rose M. Wood, 96, of 2836 Lindy Lane passed away Sunday (Jan. 31, 2010) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Born Rose Marie Shall at home in Oswayo Valley, PA, on June 26, 1913, she was a daughter of Ralph and Congetta Brenell Shall, immigrants from Naples, Italy.

She was raised in the Oswayo and Shinglehouse, PA areas and graduated from Shinglehouse High School in 1932. She then attended Westbrook Commercial Academy in Olean and graduated from there in 1933.

On June 18, 1938, in Wellsburg, WV, she married Eugene U. Wood. They moved to Bolivar in 1941 where they raised their family. During that time, she was employed with Hall's Department Store, Elsie Bartlett Insurance Co. and First Trust Bank, retiring from there in 1973.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Bolivar and was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Concetta (Richard) Burrous of Sun City Center, FL, and Nancy Quackenbush of Wellsville; grandchildren, James Burrous of Ocean Springs, MS, Thomas Burrous of Haverhill, MA, Trina Papa of Boston MA, Karen (Joseph) Cronin of Fairport, Joni (Jason) Neus of Geneseo, Jeni (Bryan) Barnes of Scottsville; great-grandchildren, Sarah Burrous, Alexandra Burrous, Nicolas Burrous, Katherine Cronin, Nicole Cronin, Alyssa Neus and Matthew Neus; a sister, Helen N. Shall of Coudersport, PA; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Shall of Oswayo; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1987; a son-in-law, Terry Quackenbush in 1988; and a granddaughter-in-law, Rhonda Burrous in 2007.

Friends are invited to call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc., 34 W. State St., Wellsville, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m. Prayers will be offered Friday (Feb. 5, 2010) at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Wellsville, with Father Sean DiMaria as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church in Bolivar, Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville or the Bolivar Ambulance Squad.

Community Plans Benefit To Aid Scio, NY Couple Who Lost Home To Fire

Trinity Lutheran dinner to help Aldrichs
By Brian Quinn
Daily Reporter
WELLSVILLE - A benefit will take place to aid Kato and Carole Aldrich, whose lost their home on County Road 10 in the Town of Scio, to a fire Tuesday afternoon.

The Trinity Lutheran Church, will host a takeout, Cajun dinner Feb. 16. Tickets will cost $7. According to a poster about the event, dinners may be picked up between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the church, 470 N. Main St. More...

Chimney Fire In Emporium

Chimney Fire
At 7:55 pm on Thursday, Emporium Dept. 14 is on scene of a chimney fire and checking for extensions. Listen live online.
Firefighters assisted with chimney cleaning and returned at 8:42 pm.

David J. Clonan, 66, of Coudersport, PA

David J. Clonan, 66, of Coudersport, PA died Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at his residence on Elk Street.

Born on April 9, 1943 in Buffalo, NY he was the son of Joseph V. Clonan, Sr., and Jane Marie Callaghan Clonan. He was formerly married to Jean E. Bailey Clonan.

Mr. Clonan had been employed with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board working in Coudersport, Bradford, Port Allegany and Emporium. He was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, the Port Allegany Moose, and was a social member of American Legion Potter Post 192. He had also been a past member and Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Emporium, PA.

Mr. Clonan enjoyed golfing and annual camping trips with his family.

Surviving are four daughters, Christina M. “Tina” Clonan of Coudersport, Kimberly A. Pennington of Emporium, Michelle F. (Robert) Hostler of Linden, NC, Denise K. Stewart of Texarkana, AR, nine grandchildren, Christopher, Justin, Brandon, Craig, Kendra, Andrew, Shamus, Bailey, and Ryan, four great-grandchildren, Gavin, Rheyanna, Averie, and Arianna, four brothers, Joseph V. (Judy) Clonan, Jr., of Fitchburg, MA, Daniel D. (Brenda) Clonan, of Emporium, Patrick Clonan of New York State, and Michael F. (Jackie) Clonan of Cheektowaga, NY, eight sisters, Margaret Clonan of Clarence Center, NY, Maryellen (Murray) Stoddard of Erie, PA, Jeanette (Thomas) Reily of Getzville, NY, Veronica (Bill) Ulrich, Catherine (Ted) Smith, and Noreen (Bob) Kline, all of York, PA, Rita (Douglas) Greenbush of Savannah, GA, and Brigid (Mark) Monica of North Collins, NY, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three infant siblings.

Friends may call at the Fickinger Funeral Home in Coudersport, PA from 4:00pm – 7:00pm Saturday and 2:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am Monday at St. Eulalia Catholic Church with the Reverend James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

71% Want Legal Marijuana In New York Poll

Poll: New Yorkers are high on legalizing marijuana; fat tax fizzles

By Joseph Spector •Albany Bureau
Sun Gazette

ALBANY Seventy-one percent of New Yorkers support making medical marijuana legal in the state, while voters have fizzled on a plan to tax soda and sugary drinks, a Quinnipiac Poll today found. More...

L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. of Wellsville Makes Preparations For Cameron County Bridge Replacement Project

Hicks Run Bridge Replacement

Work will begin in the next few weeks to replace the Hicks Run bridge on Route 555 in Gibson Township, Cameron County. Area residents and drivers will see activity, as work begins to put a temporary one-lane bridge and temporary signal in place.

The temporary bridge and signal will allow traffic to continue through the area as crews remove the existing bridge and build a new one in the same location. The temporary signal will allow motorists to alternate turns crossing the bridge. PennDOT expects to open the new bridge to traffic in early November of this year.

The work site is located on Route 555 near the Elk and Cameron counties line.

Overall project work includes replacement of the current bridge, approach work and miscellaneous construction. The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. of Wellsville, New York is the contractor on this $1.1 million job.

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Norwich Township Dispatched For Gas Well Fire

Gas Well Fire On Christian Hollow Road
At 12:45 pm on Thursday, Norwich Township, Dept. 12 has been dispatched to the area of 524 Christian Hollow Road for a gas well fire.

At 12:52, Smethport Dept. 2 has been requested to send an engine to the scene of this gas well fire. The nearest structure is reported to be 50 feet away from the fire.

At 12:59, Smethport was recalled by Christian Hollow Command.

Body Found In Horse Pasture/ Autopsy Today

Homicide in Clearfield County

Law enforcement officials are investigating a homicide in Clearfield County.

State police say the body of 30-year-old Doyle Eugene Musselman Jr. of New Washington was found in a horse pasture near his home on Wednesday.

Preliminary assessments show that Musselman may have died as a result of injuries associated with blunt force trauma. An autopsy will be performed later today to reveal the cause and manner of death.

Clearfield County District Attorney William Shaw is also involved in the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on this homicide contact the Punxsutawney barracks or Clearfield County Crime Stoppers.

PennDOT Warns Of Approaching Winter Storm/ Crews Ready/ Avoid Unnecessary Travel

PennDOT is Prepared for Approaching Winter Storm; Motorists Urged to Avoid Unnecessary Travel

Drivers Reminded to Pack Emergency Kit

Harrisburg – With significant snow accumulations forecast for much of Pennsylvania on Feb. 5 and 6, PennDOT today urged motorists to avoid traveling Friday night through Saturday evening and urged those who must venture out to pack an emergency survival kit.

“Travel during the storm will be extremely risky and motorists really need to ask themselves if their trip is an absolute necessity or if it can be avoided until after the storm has passed,” said PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration Scott Christie, P.E. “The best decision is to avoid unnecessary travel, but if you must go, be sure that your vehicle is prepared and that you have an emergency kit packed.”

A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

In addition to packing a survival kit, motorists should be sure that a relative or friend knows what time they will travel, the route they’ll be using and their destination.

Motorists also need to be sure that their vehicle is ready for traveling on ice and snow-covered roads. Be sure to check the vehicle’s belts, hoses, battery and brakes. Drivers should also check that the heater and defroster are working properly and that the wipers properly clear the windshield.

PennDOT also recommends that motorists check their tires for proper inflation and sufficient tread depth. If travel is an absolute necessity, drivers should consider using dedicated snow tires or carrying a set of tire chains.

“When winter precipitation is occurring, especially heavy precipitation, motorists must slow down, travel with extreme caution and remember that roadways will not be bare until several hours or more after the precipitation stops,” Christie said. “Safety is always our utmost concern, but we also need drivers to use common sense and be realistic about the conditions they will encounter.”

According to Christie, interstates and other high-volume expressways are treated first during winter storms. Secondary state routes are a lower priority and during severe winter storms, deeper accumulations will occur on these roadways.

The department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. If the entire state is impacted by the storm, PennDOT will have 5,400 crew members rotating shifts to keep more than 2,200 PennDOT plow trucks operating around the clock, if necessary. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until after precipitation stops and roads are clear. The department has more than 600,000 tons of salt in stock around the state.

In addition to department-force vehicles, PennDOT has agreements with more than 700 municipalities for them to clear state roads within their jurisdictions. The department also rents approximately 270 trucks and operators to assist with snow removal.

The department asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.

Because weather and road conditions can deteriorate quickly, motorists should always check the weather forecast before traveling. Road conditions for interstates and some limited-access highways are available by visiting before you leave home, or by calling 511 while stopped in a safe location.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit

Tracks In Snow Lead To Lewis Run Woman's Arrest

WESB NEWS--Lewis Run Woman Arrested on Burglary Charges
A Lewis Run woman is facing burglary charges after break-ins early Wednesday morning in Lewis Run. Court records indicate that 29 year-old Jennifer Coldren entered residences and vehicles and stealing court papers, gift cards and a personal check. Tracks in the snow were matched to Coldren's shoes. She was jailed on $50,000 bail.

County, Municipal Tax Bills Sent; 2% Discount Survives

County, Municipal Tax Bills Sent; 2% Discount Survives

taxbillProperty owners throughout Potter County have received some unwelcome mail this week: tax bills. If there’s one small consolation, it’s the continued availability of a two-percent discount for those who pay their taxes before April 30. Some groups have called on the state legislature to eliminate the early-payment deadline, but it has survived for at least another year. On the other hand, those who do not pay their taxes by June 30 are subject to a 10-percent penalty. Bills that were sent last week cover the county and township/borough real estate taxes and the $5.00 county per-capita tax.

School district tax bills will be mailed this summer. Homeowners 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 from each Potter County school district can also be downloaded from the Tax Assessment page on 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 mailed later this year. 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.

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Dogtown Road Resident Reports Night Time Prowler

Prowler On Woman's Porch At 10:40 pm
A Dogtown Road resident in Genesee Township called State Police Tuesday night at 10:40 pm to report a man prowling outside her residence.

Monica Elizabeth Porcuri, 28, of 142 Dogtown Road, Genesee, PA, said an unknown male actor, 30 to 40 years of age, was prowling outside her residence with a flashlight. The actor jumped up onto the woman's rear porch and then exited the property through the back yard and followed a pipeline trail in a westerly direction.

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

Coudersport Woman Finds Suspicious Charges On Her Bank Account

Unauthorized Charges To Bank Account
Coudersport State Police are investigating an incident of identity theft between 1-26-10 and Monday.

Jodie Jane Nichols, of Coudersport, PA, observed two suspicious charges on her checking account and contacted the First National Bank in Coudersport. The charges were through an billing solutions company in the amount of $69.99 and $99.99.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information, please contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Bowser is the investigating officer.

Ulysses Woman To Be Charged With Disorderly Conduct

Tried To Start Fight
State Police reported an incident that took place at 7:00 pm on January 10, 2010 in the Post Office parking lot in Ulysses Boro.

Sabrina Jo Burnside, 22, of 406 State Street, Ulysses, PA, attempted to engage in a fight with Tamala Jo Burnside, 30, of 637 Old Rt. 6, Galeton, PA during the exchange of the victim's children.

Sabrina will be charged with a non-traffic citation for Disorderly Conduct in District Court 55-4-03 in Galeton, PA.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

State Health Insurance: $330. to $600. Next Month

State raising costs of adultBasic

Premiums will double for people on the waiting list to buy the adultBasic state health insurance.

Pennsylvania's poorest residents who buy state health coverage while waiting to enter a subsidized insurance program will see their premiums double next month - and more than 40,000 other participants face new higher out-of-pocket costs. More...

$6,000. An Acre/20% Royalty Deal On 3,000 Acres In NY

Town of Maine landowners sign $18 million natural gas deal
3,000 acres near Millennium Pipeline

By Tom Wilber •
Star Gazette

In a vote of confidence for the future of natural gas production in New York, a Denver company has signed a deal with landowners worth up to $18 million plus royalties for rights to 3,000 acres in the Town of Maine.

Inflection Energy expects to finalize the deal with about 115 landowners in the South Maine Millennium Coalition as it completes title searches and other clerical work in 90 days, said Mark Sexton, CEO with Inflection. The goal: to begin producing gas from the Marcellus Shale, the largest natural gas reserve in the country, extending from the Southern Finger Lakes area through Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio and West Virginia.

Exact terms of the lease will not be publicly disclosed until after the paperwork is finalized, Sexton said. In general, landowners will receive up to $6,000 per acre in lease payments staged over eight years. Those payments would not continue on property with a producing gas well. In that case, the landowner would receive 20 percent royalties, "subject to certain deductions," according to a prepared statement from both parties. More...

Ski Denton Hosts Special Program For Students


About 35, 4th grade students from Northern Potter School came to SkiDenton Monday as Part of a special program.

Next Monday 8th, fifth grade kids will come. All for a special price. Great exercise & all had ski lessons as part of package.

Donald A. DeHaven, 75, of Lower Grimes Rd., Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Donald A. DeHaven, 75, of Lower Grimes Rd., died Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2010) in Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA.

Born March 12, 1934, in Austin, PA, he was a son of Walter P. and Agnes Atkins DeHaven. On June 26, 1954, in Port Allegany, he married Norma J. Grimes, who survives.

Mr. DeHaven was a lifetime resident of the area and employed by Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany, in the Glass Block Department, before retiring in May 1992.

He was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Port Allegany, National Rifle Association, and was an avid hunter, camper and motorcyclist.

Surviving are a son, Gregory D. DeHaven of Bradford; three daughters, Karen S. DeHaven of Kodak, TN, Lisa D. DeHaven of Port Allegany, and Paula J. DeHaven of Sevierville, TN; 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grand-children, a brother, Walter A. (Ann) DeHaven of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Arnold DeHaven, Joseph DeHaven; and two sisters, Ethel DeHaven and Iola Pockey

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (Feb. 5, 2010) with Rev. Beth Rosler, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to the Port Area Ambulance Service.

David L. Hileman, 79, of Ft. Wayne IN, formerly of Smethport, PA

SMETHPORT- David L. Hileman, 79, of Ft. Wayne IN, formerly of Smethport, died Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2010) in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN.

Born March 6, 1930, in New Bethlehem, PA, he was a son of Andrew Z. and Margaret Knophsker Hileman.

Mr. Hileman grew up in Smethport, and graduated from Smethport High School, Class of 1948.
He was employed by the YMCA of Ft. Wayne, IN, before his retirement.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the US Army.

He was a member of the First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, Ft. Wayne, IN., where he sang in the church choir for many years.

Surviving are a brother, Andrew R. Hileman of Pittsburgh, PA; two sisters, Patricia Yannello of Tonawanda, NY, Virginia (Robert) Sprenkle of York, PA; and 9 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Ruth Rehkopf.

Private funeral and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport, PA.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Patricia A. McClain, 73, of Bullis Mills, Eldred, PA

BULLIS MILLS, PA - Patricia A. McClain, 73, of Bullis Mills died Monday (Feb. 1, 2010) at home following a brief illness.

Born Feb. 25, 1936, in Liberty, McKean County, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Stella Smith Blakeslee Bickford. On July 2, 1955, in Farmers Valley, she married Charles L. McClain who passed away Oct. 28, 1993.

Mrs. McClain was a 1954 graduate of Smethport High School and had lived in Bullis Mills since 1958.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo and euchre.

Surviving are three sons, Randy (Judy) McClain of Portville, NY, Ricky and Curt McClain, both of Eldred; a daughter, Tammie (Charlie) Basil of Moon Township, Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren, Scott (Lori) McClain, Steven McClain, Shawn (fiancee Adriann Francis) McClain, Theresa, Timothy, Tiffany and Tracy McClain, Mia McClain and Charlie Basil III; a great-grandson, Calvin McClain; two brothers, Jack Bickford of Eldred and David Bickford of Emporium; three sisters, Muriel Tanner of Port Allegany, June Mason of Eldred and Joanne Limeric of Roulette; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, George and Donald Bickford; and two sisters, Stasha Mangel and Joyce Milliron.

Private services and burial in Woodland Cemetery, Potter County, will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests memorials be made to the Potter County Hospice Program or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred



BRADFORD, Pa.—The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Admissions Office will hold an open house and two information sessions in February for prospective students and their families.

First Friday, a visitors’ program that allows prospective students to have a group visit on campus during the week, takes place on Feb. 5. Events begin at 10 a.m. and include a presentation by the admissions office, a campus tour with a student ambassador and lunch in the KOA Dining Hall.

Open house will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Satterwhite Lobby of Hanley Library with faculty and staff members available to greet visitors.

Pitt-Bradford president Dr. Livingston Alexander will welcome guests at 1p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall, followed by a presentation on “College Academics,” and a student panel to address questions and comments regarding “student life.”

Individual breakout sessions will follow, addressing the needs of students who have already applied and those who have not yet applied, including seniors, juniors and sophomores in high school, transfer students, and those students who have been referred to Pitt-Bradford from the University of Pittsburgh.

Campus tours conducted by Student Ambassadors begin at 2:30 p.m. The program will conclude with a “tailgate party” beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Tom L. McDowell Fieldhouse. Visitors will also be offered complimentary tickets to Panther basketball vs. Franciscan University at 4:00 p.m.

“The program is designed to provide information on admissions, financial aid, scholarship opportunities and much more,” said Vicky Pingie, associate director of admissions at Pitt-Bradford.

On Feb. 27, a Saturday information session begins at 1 p.m. in Swarts Hall, Room 162. The session includes a tour and an opportunity to speak with an admissions counselor.

Appointments for admissions events are preferred, but not required. For more information on any of these sessions, or to make an appointment, contact the admissions office at (814)362-7555 or visit

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