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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Coudersport Police Report Person Was In River Channel

Person Was In Channel
At 10:30 pm on Saturday night, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to Costa's Parking Lot to assist Coudersport Police with an individual who was in the channel, but is now out and suffering from hypothermia.

Don't Forget To Turn Clocks Ahead Tonight

Daylight Saving Time: Turn Clocks Ahead One Hour

March 12th, 2010

springaheadRemember that Daylight Saving Time arrives at 2:00 am Sunday. Most people turn ahead their clocks one hour before they retire for the night on Saturday.

Congress extended the Daylight Saving Time period, both in the spring and in the fall, as a means of saving energy by allowing an additional hour of daylight later in the day for many activities.

We’ll get the hour back on Sunday, Nov. 7. Opinions differ on the advisability of changing clocks and there are some drawbacks. Potter County Emergency Management Agency says the twice-yearly ritual is a good reminder to change smoke detector batteries.

Cowburn Fails To Capture 3rd Gold At Hershey

Dirk Cowburn took 2nd place at states in Hershey today and there will be a welcome home parade for Dirk to welcome at around 1 or 2 PM. We will meet in Sweden Valley and go to the High School. I will try to have an set time by morning just have to wait to here from them when they leave.
Joe Ayers
Coudersport Wrestling

PA State Championships

160lbs Eric Hess Benton-PA vs. Dirk Cowburn Coudersport-PA

March 13, 2010
Weight Class: 160 lbs

Wrestling Videos on Flowrestling

Videos courtesy of Flowrestling


Eric Hess, Benton, def. Dirk Cowburn, Couderspot, 1-0.

Comment: Disappointing final from an action standpoint but give credit to Hess, a returning champ, for thwarting Cowburn's bid to become a three-time gold medalist. A second-period escape is all of the scoring as Cowburn can't get going from bottom against the lanky Hess in the third.

Wrestling Videos on Flowrestling

Wrestling Videos on Flowrestling

Claiming God's Promises--Dr. Charles Stanley

Claiming God's Promises

Claiming God's PromisesFrom politicians to church leaders, and sometimes friends, it's hard to know who we can trust. Thankfully, the Lord always keeps His word and never changes. Learn how to rely on Him for guidance in the midst of a dishonest world, with help from this article by Dr. Stanley.

This Week on TV

"His Promise to Provide"

Throughout Scripture, the Lord promises to provide for the faithful. And as Life Principle #11 says, God assumes full responsibility for our needs when we obey Him. Learn about the Father's desire to supply our needs, and how we can assist His efforts, this week on In Touch.

Drillers' Trucks Turning Roads To Mudholes


Law Would Kill Native American Cigarette Sales

Cigarette sales measure now in Obama's hands

President Barack Obama could determine the future of the Seneca Nation of Indians’ economy.

Late Thursday night the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Prevention of All Cigarette Trafficking Act. Through the legislation the U.S. Postal Service will no longer ship cigarettes in the mail.

All that’s needed for the act to become law is President Obama’s signature.

Outraged by the Senate’s approval of the legislation, Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder said more than 1,000 local jobs tied to Native mail-order cigarette sales will be lost.

“What we’re witnessing is an effort by Philip Morris and other global tobacco companies to wipe out competition any way they can,” President Snyder said. “In this case, at the expense of our economy and our federal treaty rights,” More...

Crisis Intervention Team Making A Difference In Outcome Of Crisis Situations

The Bucks County Crisis Intervention Team is designed to improve police interactions with people with mental and emotional illnesses, substance abuse and related conditions.

There are a lot of instances that, just years ago, would have ended with someone with a mental disorder handcuffed and tossed into a jail cell. Or seriously injured, maybe dead.

Those instances now often end with police finding ways to help people. Or a safe interaction in which no one - suspect or police - gets hurt.

It's all part of the Bucks County Crisis Intervention Team, and it's why the American Red Cross is calling these first responders one of Bucks County's Real Heroes, awarding the team with the Community Partner Hero award.

The team joins other men and women from our area who will be honored during a breakfast Thursday at the Belle Voir Manor in Bensalem.

A jail diversion program, the Crisis Intervention Team is designed to improve police interactions with people with mental and emotional illnesses, substance abuse and related conditions.

Officers are trained to recognize psychiatric distress and learn how to deflate a crisis. They also help link people with treatment. The result, law enforcement officials say, is one with fewer arrests and use of force, fewer injuries and deaths, and generally improved safety.

The program, modeled after one started in Memphis about two decades ago, helps police understand various symptoms and how they affect someone's behavior and judgment, along with de-escalation techniques. They also help cops in regards to interactions with military veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, or someone looking to die from suicide-by-cop. More...

250 Club St. Patty's Fest 2010 - Wine and Cheese Party

250 Club St. Patty's Fest 2010 - Wine and Cheese Party

Saturday, March 13th, 2010
Shinglehouse Fire Hall
5:00pm - 11:00pm

Tickets are $50.00 each
Admits 2 persons per ticket (MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND & WIN)
Includes Dinner for Two
Door Prizes - Wine making items including complete wine making kits w/ 5 gallon carboy of juice
Benefits T.R.A.C.K. (Together Rebuilding - Alumni, Community, & Kids)

$50.00 Winners on tickets drawn:
10, 20, 30, 40, 60, 70, 80, 90, 110, 120, 130, 140, 160, 170, 180, 190, 210, 220, 230, 240

$100.00 Winners on tickets drawn:
1, 50, 100, 150, 200

245th Ticket Drawn………………..$100.00
246th Ticket Drawn………………..$100.00
247th Ticket Drawn………………..$100.00
248th Ticket Drawn………………..$150.00
249th Ticket Drawn………………..$250.00
250th Ticket Drawn………………..$1000.00

Contact the following for tickets:

Bruce Kemp - 697.7210

Aric Rees - 697.7078

....or any T.R.A.C.K. member!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Coudersport Man Arrested For Violating PFA Order By US Mail

PFA Violation By Mail Alleged
A Coudersport resident was charged by State Police with violating a PFA order when he sent a letter through the mail to a Shinglehouse woman.

Thomas Willman, 49, of Liberty Lane, Coudersport, PA, was arrested on charges of violating the PFA on March 11, 2010. The PFA prohibited having any form of contact with the 45 year old female victim who lives on the Shaytown Road in Shinglehouse, PA

Willman was arraigned in front of District Judge Delores Bristol and was subsequently released on $500.00 unsecured bail. Police listed the date of the incident as 3-5-2010.

DEP Plugs One Of Thousands Of Abandoned Oil/Gas Wells In PA

DEP Successfully Plugs Moon Township Natural Gas Well

PITTSBURGH -- The Department of Environmental Protection reported today that an abandoned well near a residential neighborhood in Moon Township, Allegheny County, has been successfully plugged. The well had been releasing natural gas into the air.

“Within 24 hours of DEP’s execution of an emergency contract on Feb. 24, the flow of gas from the well was stopped,” said DEP Southwest Regional Director George Jugovic Jr. “We are pleased that we were able to act quickly to prevent a dangerous situation.”

Jugovic said that after contractors stopped the flow of gas from the approximately 1,800-foot-deep well, work continued to fill the remainder of the well with cement by perforating a small-diameter pipe left in the hole.

During the next week, the area will be graded, seeded and returned as much as possible to its native state. A permanent marker providing the well permit number, which is required under the Oil & Gas Act, also will be placed at the site.

The well was discovered last fall after a property owner cleared brush from the area. DEP inspected the well and placed it on a list of abandoned wells to be plugged.

The department expedited the work after it received odor complaints from area residents on Feb. 6 and discovered that erosion had created a hole into the casing, allowing an uncontrolled release of natural gas.

While there was no indication that the well posed an immediate risk to area residents or to students attending the nearby J.A. Allard Elementary School, DEP moved quickly to prevent gas from migrating through the soils and away from the well. Migrating gas is unpredictable and can become an explosive risk if it becomes trapped in an enclosed area.

The work was performed under an emergency contract with Hydrocarbon Well Services.

Because abandoned wells can cause many problems, the Oil and Gas Act of 1984 requires well operators to plug non-producing wells. However, many wells were abandoned prior to when state regulations took effect.

In 1992, the legislature amended the Oil and Gas Act to allow certain oil or gas wells abandoned before April 1985 to be classified as “orphan” wells. That amendment also gave DEP the authority and the financial means to plug them.

Funds for well plugging come from Growing Greener grants and from surcharges on well-drilling permits issued in Pennsylvania.

For more information, visit or call 412-442-4000.

Worker Killed In Fall From Gas Drilling Rig

Man killed by fall off Towanda drilling rig

Star Gazette

A 31-year-old worker died Thursday after he fell 20 feet off a natural gas rig in Towanda Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police. More...

Wind Farms Are Coming To Potter County

Wind Turbine Plans Coming Before Townships

eagleagaintallAt least two companies are planning to build dozens of industrial wind turbines in northern Potter County. Plans are in various stages of development affecting Ulysses, Hector, Allegany, Homer, Sweden, Hebron and Eulalia townships. County officials advise citizens who are seeking specific information on wind energy facilities in their municipalities to check with their local township officials.

There are provisions in the Potter County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance requiring developers to meet certain standards for noise and setbacks. However, several townships have been working on their own less restrictive ordinances which, according to at least some legal interpretations, would supersede the county’s regulations.

The county would still have a role to play. At this month’s meeting, members of the Potter County Planning Commission approved a checklist recommended by Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich, containing 25 entries that developers would have to address when applying to the county. Additional information on the county’s regulations is available from the Planning Office at the Gunzburger Building, 274-8254.

Two of the nation’s more active wind energy companies, AES Corporation and Invenergy, are moving closer to developing networks of 400-foot-plus turbines to generate electricity on high-altitude private properties in Potter County. Industry analysts say federal and state incentives have made construction of wind turbines economically attractive.

The Natural Gas Expo: Potter – Cameron – McKean is almost Here!


The Natural Gas Expo: Potter – Cameron – McKean is almost Here!

We have included the Public Agenda in this release!

Please note that this EXPO is Open to the Public! There is no cost to attend!

For more information visit:

Wednesday, March 17th : Education & Employment Day

High School Students...................................................................................................... 8:45 am

Open to Public..................................................................................................................... noon

Careers & Future Needs................................................................................................ 10:30 am
(Seminar Room 1 - Watson)

Careers & Future Needs.................................................................................................. 2:30 pm

(Seminar Room 1 - Watson)

Careers & Future Needs.................................................................................................. 5:00 pm

(Seminar Room 1 - Watson)

Closed to the Public 7:00 pm

Thursday March 18th : Business to Business Day

Open to Public............................................................................................................... 10:00 am

How to Get Servicing Contracts with the Major Gas Companies.............................. 10:00 am
(Seminar Room 1 - Watson)

How to Market Your Business to the Gas Industry Seminar...................................... 11:00 am

(Seminar Room 2 - Roberty Hall)

Polytanks,....................................................................................................................... 11:15 am

(Seminar Room 1 - Watson)

How to Get Servicing Contracts with the Major Gas Companies............................... 1:30 pm
(Seminar Room 1 - Watson)

How to Market Your Business to the Gas Industry...................................................... 2:30 pm

(Seminar Room 2 - Roberty Hall)

Water Resources and Natural Gas................................................................................. 3:15 pm

(Seminar Room 1 - Watson)

How to Get Servicing Contracts with the Major Gas Companies............................... 4:30 pm
(Seminar Room 1 - Watson)

How to Market Your Business to the Gas Industry...................................................... 5:30 pm

(Seminar Room 2 - Roberty Hall)

Closed to Public 7:00 pm

Open Arms Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Hey everyone!

What a beautiful day we had yesterday! Wow, it felt good to open some
windows and let some fresh air in!

Time to spring your clocks ahead! That's this weekend! Don't forget
to "spring" your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before you go to

Diaper Drive! If you had diapers to donate to the Bradford Crisis
Pregnancy Center please bring them in this weekend, the 14th. Place
them on the back table in the auditorium.

Membership Class, Sunday, March 14th immedietely following service.
Lunch will be provided.

Jam Session! Can you sing or play an instrument? Com and jam on
March 20th at 6:30pm.

Week of Prayer and Fasting: March 22nd - 26th. Followed by our Last
Friday Prayer and Praise Service, Friday, March 26th @7pm.

BIG DAY!! Brind a friend!! Palm Sunday, March 28th. We will be
launching a new series called Relationship Rescue.

Passion Of The Christ movie: playing at Open Arms on April 2, 7pm.
Join us for a visual reminder of the cost of our faith and salvation.
Bring a friend!

Do you have a friend or family member serving in the military? You
may submit their picture, name and info. to Shawn Murphy or Chris
Stavish to be posted on the Soldiers Prayer Wall.

Have a great weekend!

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

William J. Sapko 59, formerly of 13 East Main Street, Bradford, PA

William J. Sapko 59, formerly of 13 East Main Street, passed away Friday, March 12th, 2010 at the Bradford Manor.

Friends will be received on Tuesday March 23, 2010 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St., and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday March 24, 2010 in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor as Celebrant. A complete obituary will appear on Saturday March 20, 2010.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or a charity of the donors choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Cancer support group to meet

A cancer support group
will meet at 7 p.m. March 15 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center.


P.R.I.D.E. is a non-profit organization focused on people reaching independence, dreams, and excellence. We are selling yard sale and craft show items at the Fire hall on March 27th. Be sure to look for our tables. We would love to see you!

Galeton Rotary, Charles Cole to Host Comprehensive Blood Analysis

Galeton Rotary, Charles Cole to Host Comprehensive Blood Analysis
The Galeton Rotary Club and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will hold a comprehensive blood analysis from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Presbyterian Church on Germania Street, Galeton.

Screening will include over 30 commonly requested blood tests including CBC, comprehensive, coronary risk, and liver function profiles. The cost for the screening is $45. A 12-hour fast is recommended. Optional tests include prostate specific antigen (PSA), $25, and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), $15.

Appointments are required and can be made at or by calling CCMH’s centralized scheduling at 260-5474 or toll free at 877/364-7905 from 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of March 15

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of March 15

Clearfield – PennDOT issues the following travel update for the Route 219/Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. This update is for the week of March 15. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $28 million job.

• Southbound and northbound lanes of Route 219 from Elm Street to Hillside Drive in New York State are restricted from 2 lanes to 1 lane in each direction. The passing lanes are closed for crossover construction.

• Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 north to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.

• The contractor will be placing pavement at crossovers, installing guiderail and temporary concrete median barrier on the southbound lanes.

• Drivers should use extra caution while entering the construction area from the on-ramp areas. Watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone and obey posted speed limits.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.


cCormick Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from HVP Ingredient Expands to Include Additional "Best By" Dates

Austinuts Of Dallas, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Honey Mustard Pretzels

Tri-Town Fire Department Gets $54,000. Federal Grant

Thompson Announces $53,913 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant To Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced a $53,913 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to the Tri-Town volunteer Fire Company. The grant comes under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Tri-Town Fire Captain Mike Healy said, “We will use the money for personal protective equipment, like turnout gear, for 25 firefighters who are the most active and take part in interior fire attacks.”

“It is absolutely crucial that firefighters have the right protective gear,” said Thompson, who is a qualified volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. “This grant will make that a reality for Tri-Town.”

Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

Roulette Power Outage Delays Solomon's Words

A major power outage shut down Solomon's words on Friday.

Electrical power from Allegheny Power was lost for a short time about 3:00 am in the Roulette area. Power came back on, but was lost again at 4:00 am and not restored until shortly before noon on Friday.

Power to our newsroom is now on but we are running about 4 hours behind due to the outage.



We will still be meeting from 3:30-5:30, today, March 12th, for interested kids.

Ski Denton is offering $10 lift tickets for anyone participating in open practice today!! Come on out and see what we’re all about!!

Gustin's Can Service Your Log Truck Or Your Neon, Give Them A Call

Gustin's Can Service Your Log Truck Or Your Neon, Give Them A Call


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Car/Pedestrian Accidnet In Bradford

Pedestrian Injured On Main Street In Bradford
At 9:53 on Thursday, Bradford City Ambulance responded to a report of a car pedestrian accident on Main Street in Bradford near J& K Pets. Medics called for a medical helicopter to land at UPB to transport the patient to a trauma center for a serious injury.

Bradford's Hedgehog Lane Oil Spill Video By Resident

This video is one of 6 on You Tube. For more go to

WESB and The HERO Update On Oil Spill

Spill Now Believed to be Accidental

Although emergency crews first thought the oil spill on Hedgehog Lane this morning was malicious, police now believe a valve was accidentally opened, according to Bradford Township Supervisor Gayle Bauer. She said the investigation is continuing.

Bauer tells WESB and The HERO that up to 1,400 gallons of oil spilled from a Schreiner Oil & Gas Company tank near 158 Hedgehog Lane. The incident was reported at 10:52 a.m.

The operation is run by Aiello Brothers.

Bauer said three vacuum trucks are still on the scene working on containment, and that another environmental cleanup company is coming in to help.

Just over two weeks ago Schreiner was ordered by DEP to provide a permanent solution to water supply issues at two homes the company’s drilling activity impacted near Hedgehog Lane.

DEP had previously determined that Schreiner was responsible for affecting water supplies at other homes in the area.

City Of Salamanca Looking at Possible Medical Facilities With Hamot

Representatives from Hamot Health Foundation share plans for new Medical facilities

SALAMANCA - Representatives from Erie, Pa.-based Hamot Health Foundation presented the possibility of new medical facilities - even a new urgent-care center - in Salamanca during the Salamanca Common Council meeting Wednesday. More...

Olean, NY---Donna K. Stevens, 57, of Olean, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Donna K. Stevens
“beloved sister, loving aunt, & good friend”

Olean, NY---Donna K. Stevens, 57, of Olean, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness.

Born February 1, 1953 in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Donald J. and Murble E. Robinson Stevens.

Donna was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She was employed at the former Acme Electric Company in Cuba, NY for 35 years.

She was a member of Harvest Field Outreach Center in Olean and a member of Koinania in Eldred, PA. She loved to read and most especially loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are a brother, Robert M. Stevens of Salamanca; a sister, Rose M. Spotts of Olean; two nieces, Karen M. Smith of Olean and Jody L. Spotts of Lexington, KY; a nephew, Donald J. Spotts of Olean; a great-niece, Chelsie L. Knapp; and a great-nephew, Jarod M. Knapp.

In addition to her parents, Donna was predeceased by a sister, Shirley A. Stevens; and a brother, Kenneth G. Stevens.

Donna’s final gift was to be an organ and tissue donor.

At Donna’s request, there will be no public visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Eldred Church of God, Main Street, Eldred, PA with Pastor Wallace Mapes of Healing Reigns Church, Salamanca and Pastor Doug Travis of Harvest Field Outreach Center, Olean, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Upstate New York Transplant Services, 110 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14203.

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

$500,000. Winning Lottery Ticket Purchased At Sheetz In Port Allegany

Big Lottery Winner from Port Allegany

Nobody won last night's Powerball lottery jackpot, but somebody who bought a ticket in McKean County got a pretty decent runner up prize.

A ticket purchased in a Sheetz store in Port Allegany was worth $500,000 for matching the first five numbers - 14, 16, 18, 19 and 29 - while having the Megaplier option. Since that multiplier was 2, it doubled the regular $250,000 second-tier prize.

The player missed only the Mega Ball, which was 16.



BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will close its administrative offices Friday, March 12, for spring holiday.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume Monday, March 15



BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Residential Life and Housing Office will hold an Off-Campus Housing Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 28 in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Any local landlords interested in renting apartments and/or houses to Pitt-Bradford students for the 2010-2011 academic year are encouraged to register their properties and attend the function.

Contact the Residential Life and Housing Office at 362-7630 to request a registration packet. The deadline for registration is March 19.

Anita B. Williams, 81, of Galeton, PA

Anita B. Williams, 81, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at her home.

Born July 12, 1928, in Costello, PA, she was a daughter of the late Emery and Ethel (Ward) Chase. Anita was predeceased by two husbands, Eugene Earle and Robert M. Williams, and a companion, Harold “Tom” Devlin.

She worked at Galeton Production for over 25 years. She was a member of St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church in Galeton and greatly enjoyed baking, camping, and spending special time with her friends and family.

Surviving are three sons, Donald (Bonnie) Earle, Nelson, PA, Charles Williams, Germania Station, PA, and Robert (Noreen) Williams, Kepner, TX; four daughters, Anita (Frank) Vittorio, Cogan Station, PA, Darlene (Robert) Perry, Kings Mt., NC, Pamela (Richard Greene) Foster, Galeton, and Jacqueline (Joseph) Steadman, Painted Post, NY; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, husbands, and companion, Anita was predeceased by all ten of her siblings.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Monday, March 15, 2010 from 6:00 –8:00 PM and on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM with a Blessing Service following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Co., the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, or the Galeton Library.

Dirk Cowburn Wins First Round At PIAA Championships

Wrestling Update

Couderport's Dirk Cowburn pinned Cody Breiner of Fleetwood in the First Round of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships in Hershey.

Bradford's Mark Havers wrestles this afternoon. Stay turned for an update.

Crews Working To Contain Crude Oil Spill / Hedgehog Lane Closed 'Till Further Notice

Oil Spill Update:

Bradford Township Supervisor Gayle Bauer WESB and The HERO that because of the oil spill Hedgehog Lane is closed from West Washington Street to the top of the hill until further notice.

Bauer is asking people to stay away from the area.

She says crews are on the scene trying to control the spill that was reported at just before 11 o'clock this morning.

The Red Cross is assisting at the scene
Posted by Anne at 1490 NewsBlog

Dollar Store Children's Jewelry Recalled--Contains Cadmium

More Children's Jewelry Recalled Due To Cadmium

Federal regulators are recalling more children's jewelry due to high levels of
the toxic metal cadmium.


Part time Bar Tender Wanted

Help Wanted

Part time Bar Tender

Moschs Tavern

Stop in for an application

H. Donald Sestina, 76, of 748 Sizerville Rd., Emporium

H. Donald Sestina, 76, of 748 Sizerville Rd., Emporium died at Presbyterian-Univ. Hosp. UPMC, Pittsburgh on Tuesday (March 9, 2010) night following a lengthy illness.

He was born Jul 5, 1933 in Emporium a son of the late Andrew and Charlotte Keeler Sestina.
On June 29, 1957 in St. Mark Cathlolic Church he married Mary Jo Glasl Sestina, who Survives.

Mr. Sestina graduated from Cameron County High School and received a Bachelor Degree in finance from Lycoming College. He was owner and agent at the former Sestina Insurance Agency for many years.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Emporium where he served as an Elder of the Church. He was a member of the Knights Templar, an international philanthropic order affiliated with Freemasonry.

He served as a senior accountant at Sylvania, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission, Dickenson Mental Health, Citizens Trust Co. and Banc Corp. He had also served as a Cameron Co. Commissioner.

In addition to his wife Mary Jo Glasl Sestina
Daughter: Lisa, Mrs. Chuck Banks, Liverpool, NY
Son: Don Sestina and his wife Ricki, Emporium
Son: John Sestina and his wife Patti, Walkersville, MD
Daughter: Ann, Mrs. Brian Osoba, Southington, CT
9 Grandchildren: Jen, Jason, Kristin, Andrew & Nathan Sestina, Cali Banks, Brian & Matt Sanchez and Katie Osoba
Sister: Marie Whitcomb, Dents Run

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Andrew and Charlotte Keeler Sestina
Brother: Jack Sestina
2 Sisters: Marguerite Aucoin and Catherine Crissman

Funeral Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (March 13, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Philip W. Sanders, Pastor, officiating.

Visitation with Tribute Video will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

Burial will be in the St. Marks Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Gas Task Force--Be Vigilant About Water

Water, Water Everywhere — So Let’s Protect It

judyandwaterWater issues were on the agenda of Tuesday night’s Potter County Natural Gas Task Force. Three members of the organization’s Water Quality Study Committee addressed the group, emphasizing the need for citizens — especially those who own wells and springs — to be vigilant as well-drilling increases.

_waterdogsJohn McLaughlin announced that another round of training for volunteer water monitors in the Pine Creek Watershed will be held from 7-9 pm on Tuesday, March 23, at the North Campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology near Wellsboro. Pine Creek Headwaters Protection Group is holding the session. More information is available at 570-724-1801, extension 118.

McLaughlin also said the committee is working on developing information for property owners to assist them in testing their wells or springs. He emphasized the importance of obtaining water assessments prior to natural gas drilling, so that a baseline is established for later comparison. Different levels of testing are available and not all results may be admissible in court in the event of a liability claim, he cautioned.

Committee member Judy Bear explained the complexities of attributing changes in drinking water to specific causes. She emphasized the importance of having private water supplies tested, not only to establish baselines, but to detect bacteria that could cause health problems.

While acknowledging risks to the environment, Bear urged public officials to take steps to welcome gas companies to Potter County. “It’s going to happen, whether we want it or not – it’s coming,” she said. “We are close to the East Coast markets and there is a demand for natural gas, both economically and because of our country’s energy security. I think we should have signs that say, ‘Welcome, natural gas industry,’ at the county’s borders and try to make the best of this situation.”

jimclarkAnother committee member, Jim Clark of Penn State Cooperative Extension, encouraged the public to visit the Cooperative Extension website for information on water testing, landowners’ rights and the laws affecting drilling companies. Clark also said his agency is seeking private landowners who live in close proximity to natural gas drilling to participate in a study of the industry’s possible impact on water supplies. He can be contacted by email at

(Above, Judy Bear of Coudersport, a certified well driller, demonstrates how water percolates and migrates in the ground.)

Hazmat Spill On Hedgehog Hill in Bradford

Oil Spill Reported
At 10:55 am on Thursday, the Bradford Township Fire Dept. was dispatched to a hazmat spill at a location near 158 Hedgehog Hill Road. The caller reported a ditch full of what looked like crude oil.

A chief on scene reported finding the source of the oil and shutting down a valve on a tank to stop the flow.




With Census Day April 1, 2010 less than 1 month away, the United States Census Bureau is recruiting workers to fill various positions. The part time temporary jobs offer good pay, good hours, paid training, and the ability to work close to home. The pay ranges from $11.75 for census takers to $13.25 for crew leaders.

Applicants are required to take and pass a test, must be 18 or older, and pass a background check.

Preference is given to veterans and U.S. Citizens,. More information including a practice test is available at this web site , or call 1-800-801-2010, to learn about testing scheduled for your area.

Recalls Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Kroger Recalls Two Onion Soup & Dip Mixes Due to Possible Health Risk

Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen Press Release.

Ventura Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Seven Varieties of Its Dean's® Dip Products As A Precautionary Measure

Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Four Seasoning Mixes

Olde Westport Spice Announces a Voluntary Recall of Garden Harvest Special Blend Seasoning

Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen Press Release

Quaker Snack Mix Baked Cheddar Voluntarily Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Black Pepper

Orval Kent Food Company, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Culinary Circle Dips Due to Possible Health Risk

Who Is That Man In The Photo? Mystery Solved

I have exhausted my avenues to find out the mystery person in this picture,can you help?
Bowling team from 1956,In the pic from left: Charlie Eckert,Grayle Andrews,Dr.Niles,Paul Lawhead,John Convey,Pete Pelligrino
call 814 544 7428 or

THE MYSTERY HAS BEEN SOLVED!! the pic of the '56 bowling team.
I heard from Florida,[daughter of Grayle Andrews] and she said it is PAUL LAWHEAD.
Thank you Estella Burt for leading me to Barb VanZile,[Grayle's daughter];also thank you Jim for running it for me. It was fun!.. boots

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Roulette Native Performs At Haiti Fundraiser Concert

Fire On Main Street In Duke Center

Fire In Duke Center
At 9:40 pm on Wednesday night, Dept. 9, 11,18,4,8, and Eldred Boro Ambulance for standby, have been dispatched to a fire at 659 Main Street in Duke Center.

The fire is in an outside building, not attached to a house, where the caller was reported by the dispatcher to be boiling maple sap. A later reporter tells us this is not a sugar shanty. Thanks for the correction.

At 9:50 fire is reported under control, all units recalled at 9:53.

Cell Phone Scam Can Clean Out Your Bank Account

Scam alert: It’s not the bank calling

By Justin Head
Hornell, N.Y. -The scammers are at it again.

Local law enforcement agencies are warning local residents to beware of an ongoing cell phone scam in which people are solicited to revel confidential bank account information from a person imitating their banker.

“Right now, there is information coming back that the calls are originating from Romania and Bulgaria,” said Undersheriff Ray Dell.

He said investigators were tipped off after two local credit unions received the calls and became suspicious.

According to the sheriff’s office, local cell phone users have reportedly received automated calls from unknown users with 843, 347, 999, or 304 area codes accompanied by a message that says the person being called has an ATM/debit card that has been blocked and will not allow transactions.

The message continues to say that in order to “unblock” the card, the user should press “1”, enter their 16 digit account number and “PIN” number.

Once the account number and pin are acquired the victim will “test” the number and pin by attempting a $1 purchase from an online vendor. If the transaction is successful, all funds within the account can be depleted in a relatively short amount of time. More...

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Aaron Martin,24 of Coudersport, has been sentenced to spend six months on probation and pay a $100 fine for disorderly conduct and spend eight days in jail with credit for time served, followed by a consecutive term of six months probation and pay a $100 fine for simple assault. He was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.

According to Potter County DA Andy Watson, Martin was arrested this past September 9 for an incident at the Northwoods Tavern. Martin followed Mark Carpenter of Coudersport out of the bar and grabbed him by the hood. Several patrons broke up the fight and Martin went to his truck to retrieve a knife , approaching the bar.

A witness grabbed Martin and put him in a headlock, causing Martin to drop the knife and leave the scene. More News...

PA Trooper Injured While Apprehending Drunk Driver

Vestal man charged in pursuit, fight with Pa. troopers

Star Gazette
A Vestal man is accused of fleeing and fighting police in a Monday and Tuesday incident that left a trooper’s hand broken in Bradford County.

State Police in Towanda said the incident began Monday when Robert C. Leone, 31, of Vestal, drove away after hitting a vehicle in North Towanda around 8:20 p.m. Monday. More...

Dog Lost On North Main In Coudersport


We have lost our foster dog - a very shy, scared named Proton.
He's in the area of Level 3 and North Main St area.
He's from an Amish Puppy Mill so he is very fearful of people since he's spent the last 6 years in a crate.
He is not aggressive, but does have a leash on him so it can be stepped on to catch him. He can be cornered to be caught if need be.
Please call 274-0917 or 716-485-8003 if you catch him.
Thank you,

Heavy Hauling By TNT Transport, Inc. of Shinglehouse, PA


Commercial Right Of Way Services By Top Notch




BRADFORD, Pa. – More than 30 health and safety-related agencies will provide screening and tests and conduct demonstrations during the annual health fair at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Tuesday, March 16.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame Westerberg Commons.

Sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford Office of Health Services, the fair features educational information, demonstrations and screenings.

Free screenings include blood pressure by the Pitt-Bradford Student Nurse Organization; bone density by the Bradford Regional Medical Center School of Radiography; glaucoma testing by Eye Care Professional Associates; body composition screening by the Pitt-Bradford Division of Biological and Health Sciences; cardiovascular risk-factor assessment by Kane Community Hospital; and depression and eating disorder screenings by Pitt-Bradford counseling services.

Metz and Associates, the food service provider at Pitt-Bradford, will be playing the game, “Are You Smarter Than a High Schooler?”

Lenny Blue from United Therapeutic Massage will demonstrate massage therapy, and Full Circle Complementary Therapy will present Reiki.

Other vendors include Active Minds, a national college-based mental-health awareness and advocacy group; Adagio Health; American Red Cross; Bradford Family YMCA; BRMC Center for Diabetes and Nutrition Education; BRMC Healthy Beginning’s Plus; Canticle Farm, a source for locally, naturally grown vegetables; Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention; Center for Organ Recovery; Community Blood Bank;

Community Nurses Inc.; Community Resources for Independence Inc., caring for those with disabilities; Lisa’s Hairport; Pitt-Bradford Center for Rural Health Practice, including its research on adolescent alcohol use; Pitt-Bradford Campus Police; Pitt-Bradford Panthers Against Tobacco; Pitt-Bradford Recreation and Intramural Sports; Pittsburgh campus Women in Public Health representing the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; and the YWCA Victims’ Resource Center.

For more information, contact Lisa Hervatin in the Office of Heath Services at 814-362-5272 or

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

Snowmobile Hill Drag Scheduled At Swain Resort

Swain Resort To Host Snowmobile Hill Drags

Swain, NY (March 10, 2010) Swain Resort will host a snowmobile hill climb on Saturday, March 20. Black Jack Racing, in conjunction with Camoplast, brings you the Woody’s-Dynoport snowmobile hill drag series.

Three-hundred horsepower sleds will race up the 650 foot hill at speeds over 100mph, in side-by-side racing action. Racing is open to the public and spectators are welcome.

After the announcement of Swain’s closure in March of 2009 by the previous managers, the future of Swain and events such as the hill climb was foggy indeed. This past August, Swain Resort officially announced they would open for the 2009-10 ski and snowboard season, under the operation of the owners of Ski Denton, in north central PA.

New management has been exploring ideas of how to convert Swain Resort into a year-round destination and adding the hill climb, they feel, is a good start. Event coordinator and one of the new Swain managers commented, “There is so much potential here at Swain.

Our customers and local community have been extremely supportive in our endeavor and we are excited to add this hill drag to our calendar of events.”

While the event is open to amateurs, some of the best professional drivers in the east will be there. Racing begins at 10:00am and there will be a 100% payback in all classes.

Admission is $10 at the gate and children under 12 are free. The registration fee for racers is $27. Racer registration will be held Friday from 6pm-9pm and Saturday from 6am-8:30am at Swain Resort.

For racer information, call Dave Meneely at (315)-945-1968; for Swain Resort or spectator information, call Celeste Schoonover at (607)545-6511.

Wilhelmina “Willie” Jackson, 61, of Galeton, PA

Wilhelmina “Willie” Jackson, 61, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born July 24, 1948, in Wellsboro, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Short) Jackson.

Willie worked as a bartender and cook at the Village Inn and the Waldheim for many years. She was a member of the Galeton VFW Ladies Auxiliary #6611.

She enjoyed reading her Bible and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are a son, Darrell (Erin) Jackson, Galeton; four grandchildren, Jordan Jackson, Jada Jackson, Ryleigh Rachiele, and Amiria Jackson; a brother, William (Phyllis Adams) Jackson, Williamsport, PA; three sisters, Josephine “Joey” Jackson, Galeton, Mary (Jon) Whittington, Williamsport, and Louise (James) McPeak; a nephew, Tony Jackson, Williamsport; and a niece, Lorri Griffen, Galeton.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 10:00 – 11:00 am with a Memorial Service immediately following at 11:00 am. Pastor Richard Hatch will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be to the Galeton Women of the Moose or to the Galeton VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

700 Students To Visit Natural Gas Expo Next Week

Local Gas Expo Sellout; People Coming From Nine States

gasexpologoExhibitor space has sold out and people are registered from nine states for the three-county Natural Gas Expo, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, March 17-18, at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle.

Helene Nawrocki, executive director of the Potter County Education Council, reported at Tuesday’s Potter County Natural Gas Task Force meeting that interest in the event has come from far and wide. “In terms of gas production, the eyes of the country are on this area,” she noted. There were 70 exhibitor spaces available and more than 100 applications to fill them.

The Expo is free and open to the public from noon to 7 pm on Wednesday and from 10 am to 7 pm on Thursday. Seminars will be held on a rotating basis spotlighting water resources and gas drilling; marketing local businesses to the gas industry; poly tanks; and obtaining servicing contracts with gas companies.