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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Woman Killed/ 2 Injured When Tanker Hits Car

Tanker truck, car crash kills Pa. woman
Star Gazette

Covington A 74-year-old Lock Haven woman was killed Saturday afternoon when the Honda Civic in which she was riding was struck from behind by a 2000 International tanker truck.

Mildred L. Barnard was pronounced dead at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro by Dr. Laura Rice after the 1:25 p.m. crash at the state Routes 2005 and 2022 intersection in Covington, said state police in Mansfield. Bernard was a passenger in the front seat.

Also injured were Diane M. McKinley, 51, of Renovo, who was driving the Honda, and a 5-year-old child in the back of the car.

Coudersport Woman Charged With Possession

Possession Of Marijuana
Port Allegany Police have charged a Coudersport woman with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Anthea Crystal Sasser, 19, of Coudersport, PA
is scheduled to be arraigned on March 31, 2010 in District Court 48-3-02 to answer charges of USE/POSS OF DRUG PARAPH; and MARIJUANA-SMALL AMT PERSONAL USE.

Snack Mixes Recalled

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Snack Mix and Cashew Products Due to Possible Health Risk
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:13:00 -0500

– As a follow up to the voluntary recall of black pepper from Mincing Overseas Spice Company announced on March 5, 2010, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (Nasdaq: JBSS) (the "Company") announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various snack mix and cashew products, which have been flavored with seasoning containing the recalled black pepper and which are listed below, as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, the Company has not received any reports of illnesses in connection with the item listed below.

Gerald P. "Bub" Gillette, 69, of 321 Portage St., Emporium, PA

Gerald P. "Bub" Gillette, 69, of 321 Portage St., Emporium, died at his residence on Saturday afternoon(March 20, 2010) after a brave battle with brain cancer.

He was born March 9, 1941 in St. Marys a son of the late Philip and Juanita "Sis" Johnson Gillette. On February 4, 1967 in St. Marks Catholic Church he married Donna Armstrong Gillette, who Survives.

Mr. Gillette graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1959. He graduated with an associate degree from Bryant Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo, NY. He served with the US Army from 1963 to 1965.

He worked for DCNR; Bureau of Parks. Years ago he worked for M & M Pipeline and Emporium Equipment Rentals. He was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church, Third degree and life member of the Knights of Columbus, Emporium Council #990. He was a coach for the Cameron County Little League, where he coached boys and girls, for many years and also served on the Board of Directors.


In addition to his wife Donna.
Daughter: Lori, Mrs. Paul Mall, Jr., Emporium
Son: Steven Gillette & his fiance Francine Guisto & family, Emporium
Son: Brian Gillette and his wife Lori, Emporium
Daughter: Lisa, Mrs. Joey White, Irving, TX
8 Grandchildren Cassidy, Sydney, Madison, Nicholas, Seth, Alison, Taylor & Jase
2 Great Grandchildren Cami & Reese
Sister: Donna, Mrs. Sonny Abriatis, Emporium

Preceded in death by his parents: Philip and Sis Gillette
Brother: Carl Joseph Gillette

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Marks Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (March 23, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation with Tribute Video will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, where a Vigil Service will be held at 2PM.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses, HOSPICE, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to National Brain Tumor Society, East Coast Office, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Lewis Run Man Charged With DUI In Liberty Township

DUI Charged In Liberty Township
Pennsylvania State Police filed DUI charges against a Lewis Run man on Thursday in Judge Bill Todd's courtroom.

Daryl George Wallage, 44, of Lewis Run, PA, was charged for an incident in Liberty Township with CARELESS DRIVING; NO HEADLIGHTS; GEN IMP/INC OF DRIVING SAFELY; DUI: HIGH RTE OF ALC (BAC .10-.16) and FAIL TO USE SAFETY BELT SYSTEM.

He will answer the charges in District Court 48-3-02.

Part Time Bartender Wanted At Moschs Tavern


Shinglehouse Man To Face Drug/Vehicle Charges

Shinglehouse Man Charged
A Shinglehouse man is facing a misdemeanor drug charge in McKean County along with summary vehicle violations according to online court dockets from District Judge Bill Todd's courtroom.

Jared Dale Clark, 27, of Shinglehouse, PA, was charged Thursday by Officer Ryan Yingling with USE/POSS OF DRUG PARAPH; DRIV WHILE OPER PRIV SUSP OR REVOKED; and CARELESS DRIVING in the Borough of Smethport.

Mud Slide In Roadway On Top Of Rock City Hill Rock Cut

Mudslide On Rock City Hill
At 4:50 pm on Saturday, Otto-Eldred Fire Police have been dispatched to assist Otto -Eldred Regional Police for traffic control with a mudslide in the roadway at the top of Rock City Hill at the rock cut on the Olean Road.
Station 11 Fire Police have been requested to assist. PennDot is reported en route with equipment to clean it up.

Those traveling in that direction might want to take an alternate route.

Open Arms Church News--Bradford, PA

Hey Everyone! Happy first day of Spring!

Here's what's happening at Open Arms:

Tonight! Jam Session! Can you sing or play an instrument? Come and
jam! Starts at 6:30pm.

Relationship Rescue: Do you know a relationship that is drowning with
no hope of help? Feeling helpless, hopeless, and weary they cave in to
circumstances and become a statistic of the over 60% divorce and
separation rate. Don’t panic, HELP IS HERE! What are the not-so-
secret keys to Relationship Success and what do we do to rescue a
seemingly hopeless and drowning relationship? Join us at Open Arms
Community Church as we address this topic in a new series called
Relationship Rescue, starting March 28. Prepare to experience a
Every couple that attends will receive a FREE DATE with their spouse
as a gift from Open Arms Community Church and Bylle Lanes.

There’s no time to come to church like the Easter Season! We now have
TWO services for your convenience: Sunday 9:15am and Sunday 11:00am
and while you participate in the adult service your children can
participate in our top-notch Children’s Ministry having fun, snacks,
and learning about Jesus!

Prayer and Fasting Week: March 22nd - 26th. Be sure to be praying
for our New Service times, ministry, community and military.

Last Friday Prayer and Praise Service - Friday March 26th at 7:00pm.
Join Open Arms for music, prayer and communion.

Soldiers Prayer Wall: If you have a family or friend serving in the
military, you may submit thier picture, name and information to Shawn
Murphy or Chris Stavish to be posted on the Soldiers Prayer wall.

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!

Easter is April 4th! Invite a friend to church for the Holiday as we
celebrate the victory and new life through Jesus!

That's it for now! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day!

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

Cairde Group To Perform Tonight (Saturday) At Olga's Cafe In Couderspirt

It's Happening Tonight At Olga Cafe'-Gallery in Coudersport
Cairde is Irish for friends. We play an exciting blend of Irish and Scottish traditional and contemporary tunes, pub and fiery rebel songs, along with eclectic American folk.

Click on the photo to listen to our music and then join us for a lively evening at Olga's Cafe'-Gallery at the corner of Main Street and E. 2nd Street in Coudersport. The fun starts at 7:30 pm until ???.
There's a modest cover charge of $7.00, $4.00 for students.

Wildfire Reported Out In Smethport Area

Wildfire On E. Valley Road Reported OUT
At 3:43 pm on Saturday, Smethport Station 2 has been dispatched to a wildfire at the intersection of E. Valley Road and Pierce Brook Roads. This fire is reported out at 3:48.

Recap Of Today's News From Gerri

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In recent Potter County Court action, 20 year old Mark Chelgreen of Port Allegany was ordered to spend 48 hours to 6 months in jail; pay a total of $625 in fines; and surrender his driver’s license for 90 days for DUI (M), Purchase, Consumption, Possession, or Transportation of Liquor by an underage person (S), and Failing to Keep Right (S).

According to Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson, while on patrol this past July 25, State Police observed Chelgreen committing several traffic violations while following Chelgreen’s vehicle on SR 6 in Eulalia Township. Troopers noted that the Chelgreen’s car crossed the double yellow line several times and also was observed moving at an erratic speed.

When troopers pulled Chelgreen over, and interviewed him, they detected an odor of alcohol. Chelgreen failed the field sobriety test and was taken to Charles Cole Hospital for chemical testing where his BAC was determined to be .10% slightly about the legal limit in Pennsylvania for adults, .08%. More news...

Foamy Substance From Gas Wells Tests Negative For Toxic Chemical

Tests show no environmental impact from gas drilling discharge

Sun Gazette

The state Department of Environmental Protection anticipates no adverse impact to the environment from a foamy discharge detected this week along Route 44 about one mile south of Waterville.

The discharge was found in spring water running off a hillside, under a road and into Pine Creek in Cummings Township.

"We see no environmental effects at this point," said Michael C. Welch, assistant director of the DEP's northcentral regional office.

The discharge was found on Monday. It was traced to a gas drilling site in the township operated by Warren-based Pennsylvania General Energy Co. LLC.

Company officials said the discharge was residue left over from drilling on a nearby five-well pad.

In addition to taking samples of the discharge, the DEP sent the company a notice of violation and set deadlines for it to respond to the notice. More...

Anthony Gomes And The New Soul Cowboys At Wellsboro On Sunday


Mother & Baby Found Dead In Bradford/Suspicious Circumstances

Two found dead on Pleasant Street

A Bradford woman and her infant daughter were found dead in the family’s Pleasant Street home on Friday.

The bodies of Tonya Haight, 24, and her three-and-a-half week old infant daughter Tamara were found around 9 a.m. Friday at their residence, 56 Pleasant St.

“At this time, they are considered suspicious deaths, not homicide,” said District Attorney Ray Learn, who was at the scene Friday afternoon. “We’re investigating the circumstances surrounding the two deaths.”

Autopsies are scheduled for today at the Erie County Medical Examiner’s office.

“We’re awaiting the results of the autopsy and toxicology,” Learn said. More...

Galeton Man Jailed On Burglary Charge

Galeton Man Charged With Burglary
A Galeton man was jailed on Friday when he was arrested by Galeton Police according to information from District Court 55-4-03.

Joshua Roland Moyer, 30, of Galeton, PA, was arrested and arraigned before District Judge Delores Bristol on charges of BURGLARY; CRIMINAL TRESPASS-BREAK INTO STRUCTURE; THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION-MOV.PRPTY. and

Moyer was jailed in lieu of $10,000.00 straight bail. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Judge Bristol on March 25, 2010.

Coudersport Woman Arrested For DUI Early Thursday

Coudersport Woman Was DUI
A Coudersport woman was stopped by troopers a few minutes after midnight on Thursday morning on the Brookland Road in Sweden Township, after she was observed not Driving on Right Side of Roadway.

Upon interviewing Janel Renee Palmatier, 31, of 166 Sweden Hill Road, Coudersport, PA, it was determined that she was under the influence of alcohol.

Palmatier was arrested without incident and charges of DUI/GENERAL IMPAIRMENT; DUI WHIL BAC .16% OR GREATER; DISREGARD SINGLE LANE; CARELESS DRIVING and DRIVING ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROAD were filed in District Court 55-3-01.

Pennsylvania’s Hatchery Trout Receive Good Report Card

Pennsylvania’s Hatchery Trout Receive Good Report Card
Harrisburg, PA – As the 2010 trout season opens next month, Pennsylvanians are reminded that fishing is a fantastic way to enjoy the state’s great outdoors and get some exercise with friends and family. It is also important to remember that fresh trout and other fish can be an important part of a healthy, balanced diet.

“Fish are high in protein and are a valuable source of vitamins, minerals and beneficial oils that are low in saturated fat,” notes John Arway, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). “Trout are especially high in vitamin B-12 and omega-3 fatty acids, which improve cardiovascular health and brain development in children.”

To help Pennsylvanians make educated choices about which fish from the state’s many waters to eat and how often, the Commonwealth conducts regular sampling and testing of wild fish, as well as hatchery trout released to Pennsylvania streams. Because exposure to high levels of various chemicals can increase certain health risks, this testing enables the Commonwealth to make both general and specific recommendations. In 2010, tests have shown no need for additional special guidelines for eating PFBC-raised trout.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, American Heart Association and other nutrition experts recommend eating up to 12 ounces, or 2-3 servings, of fish per week; except for certain large ocean fish (Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, or Tilefish). As general guidance, the departments of Health, Environmental Protection, and Agriculture, along with the PFBC, suggest that pregnant and breast-feeding women, women of childbearing age and children can make sport-caught fish the source for one of their weekly meals of fish.

All sport-caught fish in Pennsylvania are subject to a one-meal-per-week consumption advisory. In some instances, testing of wild fish in specific areas suggests they should be eaten less often, or in rare cases, not at all. Anglers can find these more detailed recommendations in the Pennsylvania Fishing Summary book ( issued when a PA fishing license is purchased. The complete and updated recommendations can also be found on the DEP web site (, with additional information available on the PFBC website at

The 2010 Pennsylvania trout season starts at 8 a.m. on April 3 for 18 counties in southeastern and parts of southcentral Pennsylvania, and on April 17 for the entire state. Anglers can easily purchase fishing licenses online through the PFBC website and conveniently print them at home. Gift licenses can also be purchased. For more details, including information on the location of great trout fishing waters all over the state, select the link

The 18 counties where the season will open on April 3 are: Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and York.

Also, the PFBC has scheduled the annual Fish for Free Days on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, June 6. No fishing license is needed to fish on either of these days. It’s a great way to introduce someone to the world of fishing. Remember that all other regulations apply.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at



Have you applied for Extra Help with Medicare Part D prescription costs?

Have you applied for assistance paying your Medicare Part B premium?

If not, and you meet Pennsylvania criteria for these programs, attend an Extra Help Event and find out if you may be eligible.

Current financial guidelines for these Medicare programs:

You are single and your monthly income is less than $1354.00 and you have less than $12,510.00 in resources, then you may be eligible.

You are married and have total monthly income of less than $1821.00 and less than $25,010.00 in resources, then you may be eligible.

If you currently have Medicare due to age or disability and would like to complete an application, please attend one of the “Extra Help Events” at your local Senior Center.

A Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging Apprise Coordinator will be at the following senior centers:

Wednesday April 7, 2010 at Ulysses Senior Center from 10am until 2pm

Tuesday April, 20 2010 at Oswayo Valley Senior Center from 10am until 2pm

Wednesday April 28, 2010 at Galeton Senior Center from 10am until 2pm

Thursday April 29, 2010 at Coudersport Senior Center from 10am until 2pm

Please bring your Medicare card, Social Security statement, and proof of any other income. Income includes Social Security, Railroad Retirement, Veterans Benefits, Pensions, Annuities, Workers Compensation, Wages, Alimony or Rental income.

Resources include bank accounts (checking, savings, and CDs), stocks, bonds, any real estate other than home you live in.

For further information, please call Darcy Shutt, Apprise Coordinator, at the Potter County Area Agency on Aging at 544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Indiana Firm Recalls Fresh Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage Products Due To an Undeclared Allergen

Kroger Amends Code Date on Recalled Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder

Mr. Clifford Bruce Charnisky, 76, of 111 High Street Bradford, PA

Clifford Bruce Charnisky

Mr. Clifford Bruce Charnisky, 76, of 111 High Street Bradford. Friday, March 19th, 2010 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford City, PA.

Born March 13, 1934, in Bradford, PA, he was a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Simons) Charnisky. Mr. Charnisky attended Bradford schools.

On July 26, 1952 in St. Bernard Church before MSGR. Wiersbinski he married Christina (Cercone) Charnisky who survives.

He worked as a machinist for Boviard and Seyfang and then later at Dresser Mfg. and a machinist and tool room keeper.

He was member a of St. Bernard Church, the Bradford Moose Lodge and the American Legion.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons Gregory B. (Sandy) Charnisky of Reynoldsville, Gary T. Charnisky, and Brian J. (Michele) Charnisky all of Bradford, four grandchildren: Christina Charnisky, Stephanie Charnisky, Clifford B. Charnisky and Rae Lynn Troutman, one sister, Nancy Kinney, of Bradford, three great grandchildren; Kathlyn and Lysaac Butterbaugh and Shawn Schlopy, all of Bradford, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joseph Charnisky.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, March 22, 2010, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 10:00 on Monday, March 22nd, with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 1128 State Street, Suite 301 Bradford, Pa Erie or charity of the donor's choice .

On line condolences may be made at

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 Bradford Manor.

Born November 10, 1950, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Michael and Angeline M. (Pepe) Sapko. Mr. Sapko attended Bradford Area Schools.

He was employed as a maintenanceman for Tullah Hanley properties for many years.

He was a member of St. Bernard Church, and enjoyed designing and producing miniature rockets, and hunting for Indian Arrowheads.

Surviving is one brother, Michael J. (Nancy) Sapko of Finleyville, PA, one nephew Dr. Michael T. Sapko, two nieces: Heather (Mark) Juzwa, and Sana (John) Soles, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, William J. Sapko VanSickle who died April 29, 2009 and one brother, John A. Sapko who died August 28, 2009.

Friends will be received on Tuesday March 23, 2010 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 9:30am on Wednesday March 24, 2010 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

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

Two Wildfires Reported At Same Time In Shinglehouse

Shinglehouse Wildfires Reported
At 3:53 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Dept. 39 is being dispatched to two wildfires.

#1 With buildings endangered at 1268 Canada Hollow Road

#2 At 2662 Bells Run Road with no structures endangered

Natural Gas Expo Attended By Thousands

Local Natural Gas Expo Draws Estimated 3,000 People
Potter County Today

pgeboothOrganizers of the successful tri-county Natural Gas Expo held this week in Coudersport will be meeting soon to assess the event and discuss follow-up options. Anyone who was skeptical about the far-reaching impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas production was singing a different tune after the Expo.

An estimated 3,000 people passed through the sold-out display areas at the Gospel Tabernacle grounds, the majority of them seeking employment and training opportunities, or business connections. Energy companies and the many ancillary businesses that connect with them for drilling, production and transportation are bullish on Potter, Cameron and McKean counties, with ambitious plans to tap into rich pools of gas trapped roughly 7,000 feet underground in shale.

A development phase is expected to last for a decade or more, resulting in thousands of jobs and a significant impact on the region. For more than a quarter-century to follow, experts say, steady gas production will bring big financial returns to mineral rights owners and send a ripple effect through the economy.

landmappingboothMore than 500 high school students attended to learn more about careers and educational opportunities. People from nine states and dozens of Pennsylvania counties rented vendor space. Another 40 applicants had to be turned away.

Seminars included water resources and gas drilling; marketing local businesses to the gas industry; poly tanks; and obtaining servicing contracts with gas companies. Above, Bruce Sampson discusses careers and business partnerships at the Pennsylvania General Energy booth. A booth from the Clearfield-based Land & Mapping Services is shown at right.

(Photos by Curt Weinhold)



BRADORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s entrepreneurship program is sponsoring “The Art of Giving Great Service,” a half-day customer-service workshop presented by ZingTrain, a unique training company borne of a delicatessen known for its great service.

The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The cost is $20 per person. Organizations sending more than one person pay half price. Registration is due by March 22.

Zingerman’s Delicatessen opened in 1982 in Ann Arbor, Mich., and soon became as well known for its service as its food. In 28 years, the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has grown to include a mail order company, bakehouse, roadhouse, creamery, catering, coffee company, candy company and ZingTrain (Zingerman’s Training Inc.) employing more than 450 people and generating annual sales of more than $30 million.

In this workshop, ZingTrain will present a highly interactive overview of Zingerman’s approach to customer service with plenty of opportunities for discussion and hands-on practice. The focus of the session will be on identifying the key elements that contribute to a culture of great service.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Jody Randolph at Pitt-Bradford at (814)362-5056 or Organizations sending more than one person should register by calling Randolph.

For more information on the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, visit

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

Thompson Announces Erick Coolidge Named Vice Chairman Of U.S. Agriculture Dairy Advisory Commission

Tioga County Commissioner Erick Coolidge Named Vice Chairman Of U.S. Agriculture Dairy Advisory Commission

Washington, D.C.—Erick Coolidge of Wellsboro has been named vice chairman of the newly created Dairy Advisory Commission under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, nominated Coolidge to the Commission back in September 2009, and he won the position in January of this year.

“It speaks highly of his qualifications that the Department has chosen Erick as vice chairman before the 15-member group has its first formal meeting the second week of April,” said Thompson. “The members come from industry, academia, and state agencies involved in dairy.”

“I welcome this position and I am humbled. It’s a privilege,” said Coolidge. “I have called a number of men and women involved in the industry to ask for their suggestions, and they have responded with ideas on dealing with trade imbalances and price volatility.

“I believe we need to have an honest and forthright discussion that leaves no room for posturing and that we need common sense and consensus in the meetings to get something done quickly,” Coolidge said. “It is not about any one of us on the commission, it is about an industry. If we don’t save it, a whole lot of people are not going to be here (on their farms.)”

The USDA has described the commission as meeting to review the issues of farm milk price volatility and dairy farmer profitability and to provide suggestions and ideas to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on how USDA can best address the issues.

Coolidge is a longtime dairy producer, a fourth generation dairy farmer with nearly 45 years of experience in the industry both on and off the farm. He currently serves as a Tioga County Commissioner.

Pennsylvania Casinos Are Cleaner, And They're New.....

Midstate bus companies have seen Atlantic City trips drop by 70 percent over the last 5 years


March 19, 2010, 12:00AM
For Frances Goshorn of Mount Holly Springs, there’s really no choice between Pennsylvania casinos and those in Atlantic City — it’s “naturally Pennsylvania.”

“They’re cleaner, and they’re new — and I’m always up for trying new things,” Goshorn said. She joined 43 other Carlisle-area senior citizens early Thursday for a Wolf’s Bus Lines charter trip to Mohegan Sun Casino at the Pocono Downs in Luzerne County. More...

PennDOT Posts Beckwith Hollow Bridge on Route 4001 in Potter County

PennDOT Posts Beckwith Hollow Bridge on Sartwell Creek Road

Clearfield – PennDOT has posted weight limit restrictions on a small Potter County bridge on Route 4001(Sartwell Creek Road) in Pleasant Valley Township. The Beckwith Hollow Bridge is now posted for a 35-ton weight limit for single vehicles, a 40-ton weight limit for combination vehicles, and “one truck at a time”. Vehicles exceeding the weight limits will need to use an alternate route.

The decision to post weight limits on the bridge was the result of a recent inspection. The Beckwith Hollow Bridge spans Beckwith Hollow on Route 4001 near the intersection with Plumber Hollow Road. It was built in 1941; is 22 feet long and carries an average of 146 vehicles per day. The posting for the bridge will remain in place until repairs can be made.

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

PA Corrections Paying More $$ To Send Inmates Out Of State

State DOC?pulls 27 inmates from Clinton prison

LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS- The Clinton County Correctional Facility is losing $1,350 a day because the state Department of Corrections has decided to send its inmates to prisons in Michigan and Virginia.

The Clinton County commissioners say moving of 27 state inmates from the local prison makes no sense- especially in light of the fact that the other states are charging $60 a day to house the prisoners, and the local jail is charging less than $50.

The move is part of an initiative by the DOC to transfer about 2,100 inmates to correctional facilities in other states. More...

Wildfire Season Is Here---Please Use Caution Burning Trash


New Virus Twist Targeting Facebook Users

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Facebook users, there's a new virus out there, according to multiple media reports.

Anti-virus company McAfee Inc. on Wednesday warned the popular social media outfit's 400 million users that a new type of virus is trying to steal, among other things, their bank passwords, media reports say.

Facebook also sent out its own warning about a bogus e-mail -- one that is titled "Facebook Password Reset Confirmation! Customer Support" -- and tells its users to delete it.

According to media reports, the e-mails that Facebook users are receiving tells them that the passwords on their Facebook accounts have been reset. It then asks them to click on an attachment to get new login credentials.

McAfee said Wednesday that clicking on that attachment will trigger the downloading of several types of malicious software, media reports say.

One of the types of software -- or malware -- steals passwords, reports say.

Wildfire Reported In Wharton

Wildfire In Wharton
At 11:10 am on Friday, Coudersport Dept. 48 and Austin Dept. 44 have been dispatched to a wildfire in Schoolhouse Hollow in Wharton. At 11:20, Austin Chief 44-30 advised Coudersport units to hold in quarters.

At 11:24, Coudersport was redispatched to send a patrol unit and crew to this fire on East Fork Road.

Bradford Woman Charged In Mansfield Court

Retail theft alleged

Sun Gazette

MANSFIELD - Amanda Jo Johnson, 25, of 131 High St., Bradford, was charged by state police with receiving stolen property, retail theft and criminal conspiracy, according to documents in District Judge James Carlson's courtroom.

Gas companies are learning not to fool with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

Gas firms prodded for not complying with state’s rules

Sun Gazette

STATE COLLEGE - Gas companies are learning not to fool with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

During its quarterly meeting Thursday in State College, the commission accepted payments from three gas companies for not complying with state regulations regarding the withdrawal of water used for gas drilling.

The commission requires permits to withdraw water from any water source to be used for gas drilling.

Texas-based Novus Operating LLC began constructing two wells in Tioga County without receiving the proper water withdrawal permits from the commission, according to Thomas W. Beauduy, commission deputy director.

The company was ordered to cease construction and penalized $100,000, Beauduy said. More...

Man Hurt When Motorcycle Crashed

WESB NEWSRADIO--Kane Man Hurt in Accident
A Kane man was hurt in a van and motorcycle accident Thursday evening on Route 219 near Owens Way. Bradford Township Police say that a motorcycle, operated by 46 year-old Robert Gill ran into the back of a van driven by 63 year-old Michael Clouser of Cyclone. Gill was thrown from the bike and suffered injuries to his shoulders and legs. He was transported to BRMC for treatment of those injuries.

Possible Hazmat Incident In Lewis Run

Reporting Oil In The Creek
At 8:47 am on Friday, Lewis Run Emergency Services are responding to a report of oil in the creek at 11 Lewis Drive.

"Anthony Gomes And The New Soul Cowboys" Sunday At The Wellsboro House


DUI Charges Filed For Eldred Man

DUI Charges Filed
State Police filed DUI Charges on an Eldred man in District Court 48-3-02 on Tuesday for an incident in Eldred Township, according to the Docket from the District Court.

Duane David Connolly, 44, Eldred, PA, is scheduled to be arraigned before Judge Todd on March 31, 2010 on charges of DUI: GEN IMP/INC OF DRIVING SAFELY; DUI: HIGHEST RTE OF ALC (BAC .16+); FAIL TO NOTIFY CHANGE IN ADDRESS; DISREGARD TRAFFIC LANE (SINGLE); CARELESS DRIVING; and FAIL TO USE SAFETY BELT SYSTEM.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bolivar Responding To Report Of A Car Into A House

Car Into House
At 11:45 pm on Thursday, Bolivar Fire and Ambulance was responding to a report of a car into a house near the intersection of Kansas Hollow Road and County Road 33. A report from the scene told responding units to slow their response.

Wild Fire Reported On East Second Street In Coudy

Unknown Type Fire Reported By Passerby
At 7:08 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to an unknown type fire in the area of Hershey Farms Market on East Second Street in Coudersport Boro.

Firefighter on scene reports a wild fire with nearby structures.

Fire reported under control at 7:22. Dept. 48 units recalled.

Criminal Mischief At Ceres Township Church

Criminal Mischief
Troopers are looking into an incident of Criminal Mischief at a Ceres Township church in an overnight period on March 12/13.

An unknown suspect applied white caulking to an entrance window and door to the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle Church on Route 44 in Ceres Township.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kane PSP at 814-778-5555. Trooper Andrasko is the investigator.

Someone Shot Holes In House and Smashed Truck Window

Holes Shot In Residence
Damages estimated at $225.00 were incurred by a resident of Woodard Road in Keating Township
overnight on Monday/Tuesday.

Brandy Lynn Wackwitz, 25, Cyclone, PA, reported that unknown actor(s) shot holes in the rear windows and siding of her residence. The then went around the house and smashed the driver side window of her pickup truck with an unknown object.

The actor(s) then fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kane PSP at 814-778-5555. Trooper Andrasko is the investigating officer.

Bradford Mayor's Allegations Unfounded

Troopers refute suggestion politics played role in arrest of former Bradford city police chief

A Pennsylvania State Police official says the agency’s investigation of a Bradford, Pa., woman’s allegation she was assaulted by former Bradford City Police Chief Michael Close was not politically motivated, as claimed by the city’s mayor.

On Tuesday, WIVB Channel 4 News in Buffalo broadcast an interview with Bradford Mayor Tom Riel, who said that the Close’s arrest may have been politically motivated. More...

Albinia Thompson, 94, of Honesdale, PA

Albinia Thompson, 94, of Honesdale, PA, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.

Born December 16, 1915, in Grantville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Antoinette (Stone) Joseph. Albinia was married to Robert S. Thompson, who preceded her in death in 1979.

She was an antique dealer and owned an antique shop in Honesdale, PA for many years. She greatly enjoyed cooking, gardening and flowers.

Surviving are a son, Richard (Karen) Thompson, Galeton, PA; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and friend, Clyde Thomas. In addition to her parents and husband, Albinia was predeceased by a son, Robert L. Thompson in 2002; two brothers, Charles and Frank Joseph; and three sisters, Susie Fontana, Bernice Naneus, and Anna Patarkas.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Co., Galeton, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

Motorcycle Crash Reported On Rt. 219 In the area of Quik Fill

Motorcycle Crash on Rt. 219
At 6:05 pm on Thursday, Bradford Township Fire Dept and Bradford City Ambulance are responding to a motorcycle accident in the area of the Kwik Fill on Route 219.

EPA To Study Potential Adverse Effect Of Fracking For Oil & Gas

EPA Initiates Hydraulic Fracturing Study: Agency seeks input from Science Advisory Board
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will conduct a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health.

Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future and the process known as hydraulic fracturing is one way of accessing that vital resource.

There are concerns that hydraulic fracturing may impact ground water and surface water quality in ways that threaten human health and the environment.

To address these concerns and strengthen our clean energy future and in response to language inserted into the fiscal year 2010 Appropriations Act, EPA is re-allocating $1.9 million for this comprehensive, peer-reviewed study for FY10 and requesting funding for FY11 in the president’s budget proposal.

Florence M. MATTISON, 91, of Petersburg, TN, formerly of Westfield, PA

Florence M. MATTISON, 91, of Petersburg, TN, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in the Marshall Medical Center, Lewisburg, TN.

Born March 30, 1918, in Genesee, PA, she was the daughter of Wallace and Ellen Fowler Miles. On March 2, 1937, in Woodhull, NY, she married Raymond L. Mattison, who predeceased her in 1991.

Mrs. Mattison and her husband owned and operated a farm in West Bingham, PA and she was employed by Duffy-Mott Co. in Williamson, NY. She attended the Potter Brook People's Church.

Surviving are: two daughters, Pearl (Rial) Crippen of Westfield and Grace Welch of Merchon, GA; a son, Cecil (Candice Dowan) Mattison of Petersburg, TN; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Rial B. Crippen, Jr.; a brother and four sisters.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, March 22, 2010 from 10:00 -- 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

14’ Chrysler alum V bow boat with trailer- $1650.

14’ Chrysler alum V bow boat with trailer, 15 hp Evinrude gas motor, 22# thrust electric motor, hummingbird fish finder, life jackets & many extras..$1650.00 firm. Call 814-274-1751….if no answer, leave message

2 Car Crash Reported In Smethport

2 Car Crash In Smethport
At 5:09 pm, Smethport Emergency Services have been dispatched to a 2 car accident on West Water Street where injuries have been reported.

Scholarship Fund Established

Scholarship Fund Established in Memory of Babe & George Tymoski
at the Community Foundation

The friends and family of the late Babe & George Tymoski who were business owners of Rockman’s Apparel of Sayre recently established a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers. The $500 scholarship is to be given to a graduate of Athens, Sayre, or Waverly High School who has been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning at an institution of higher education to obtain a degree in business or a related field. The student must have completed a community service project that improved the communities in the Valley and demonstrated their entrepreneurial ability and knowledge.

CFTT serves Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York State. It is a purely public charity, incorporated as a non-profit, that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. The mission of the CFTT is to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties served by the Foundation.

The CFTT establishes endowment funds from contributions of many individual citizens, corporations, other foundations, other charitable organizations and government agencies for philanthropic purposes. As the endowment funds grow, the earnings from these funds are used to make grants to meet identified community needs or fulfill the desire of the donor.

Anyone interested in learning more about the CFTT or in establishing a fund can contact the organization by any of these methods: telephone - 570-888-4759; fax - 570-888-2179; email -; or website -

PennDOT Encourages Groups, Individuals to Help Beautify Pennsylvania

PennDOT Encourages Groups, Individuals to Help Beautify Pennsylvania
‘Pick It Up PA Days’ to Run April 17 - May 1

Harrisburg – The Department of Transportation is encouraging Pennsylvanians to help beautify the state by participating in "Pick It Up PA Days" from April 17 through May 1.

”I invite all Pennsylvanians to join the thousands of volunteers who generously give of their time to beautify Pennsylvania each year,” said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. “The people who participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program and these cleanup events are performing a very valuable – and appreciated – community service.”

A listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup, and other information about the effort is available online at Groups interested in adopting a section of highway are encouraged to contact their local PennDOT county maintenance office and ask for the Adopt-A-Highway coordinator, or visit

The Pick It Up PA Days, timed to coincide with Earth Day on April 22, are a featured event of the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, a statewide effort to remove litter and trash from the state's roadways, parks, riverbanks and open spaces. The entire effort runs through May 31.

PennDOT encourages its Adopt-A-Highway volunteers to do one of their four required cleanups on a Pick It Up PA Day. The 7,156 groups in the Adopt-A-Highway program have two-year agreements and have adopted 16,562 roadway miles.

In addition, PennDOT encourages individuals and groups to sign up for the Earth Day 40 Challenge, an initiative shared among state departments of Education, Environmental Protection, and Conservation and Natural Resources. Those interested can learn about the initiative at, and also register their participation beginning April 19.

Over the past three years, the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania has yielded more than 24.8 million pounds of collected trash, involved 486,620 volunteers and resulted in 48,545 miles of highways cleaned. As part of those efforts, 273,430 Adopt-A-Highway volunteers collected more than 11.3 million pounds of litter on 30,293 miles of highway in that same period.

Last year alone, more than 171,940 volunteers statewide joined in the cleanup and gathered more than 6.8 million pounds of trash and other debris from 16,498 miles of roadways, trails, waterways and shorelines. PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program participants alone accounted for 3.5 million pounds of trash from 10,375 miles of state-maintained roads as 100,337 volunteers conducted spring cleaning on their adopted sections.

PennDOT provides gloves and safety vests for Adopt-A-Highway and Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania groups. The department typically spends approximately $11 million annually for litter pickup with department staff.

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of March 22

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of March 22

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 22. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $28 million job.

• On Monday, March 22, the Foster Brook northbound on-ramp will be closed. Traffic is to follow the posted detour.
• On Wednesday, March 24, northbound traffic will be moved onto the southbound lane between Mill Street and Kendall Avenue and continue to Hillside Drive. Northbound and southbound traffic will be separated by temporary concrete barrier in the southbound lanes.
• On Wednesday, March 24, the Foster Brook northbound off-ramp will be closed. Northbound traffic wanting to access Foster Brook (Bolivar Drive) will need to exit at Kendall Avenue and follow the posted detour.
• Northbound access at Kendall Avenue will remain open.
• The contractor will excavate existing roadway and perform bridge repairs.
• Southbound and northbound lanes of Route 219 from Elm Street to Hillside Drive in New York State are restricted from two lanes to one 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.
• 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.

St. Patrick's Day In Roulette

St. Patrick's Day outfit.

Roulette residents got a treat yesterday at the post office where Diane Kaple, who does janitorial work at the post office, was dressed for St. Patty's Day.

Millstream Inn Says Thanks

The Millstream would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the dinner we had for the Natural Gas Expo.

We had over 80 companies attend, the smallest being one man from Roulette wanting to start a business by buying two used water trucks, to the largest being the H&K Group, consisting of 84 companies and 1,400 employees.

Your advertisements were well received, and the Millstream would like to thank you for helping make these people feel welcome in Coudersport. We would also like to thank the Potter County Commissioners, as well as the Port Allegany Borough Manager for attending. Your support is also important.

Ben's Garage and Carwash, Coudersport

Othmer Pond Estates, Coudersport

Kellogg Communications, Shinglehouse

Citizens and Northern Bank, Coudersport

Northern Appalachian Log and Forestry, Coudersport

Twin Tiers Premiere, Troy

Four Seasons Real Estate, Coudersport

Penn Oak Realty, Wellsboro

Kleiser Ford, Wellsville

Silver Brook Lumber Company, Roulette

Cox Machining, Port Allegany

Bakers Welding, Roulette

Tom's Tree Service, Coudersport

Quilters Heaven, Coudersport

Rod's Welding, Coudersport

Coudersport Alliance Church Daycare, Coudersport

Gauld's Corner Store, Coudersport

Randy's Garage, Port Allegany

Janet Bowser, Ulysses

Wooleylot Farm, Coudersport

Cooney's Mountain Mustard, Austin

Bill's Excavating, Ulysses

Potter County Outfitters, Coudersport

J&J Tire and Auto, Coudersport

Snyder Excavating, Port Allegany

Weinhold Photography, Coudersport

J&J Service, Port Allegany

Custom Gunstock Engraving, Roulette

Silver Brook Storage, Roulette

Shear Dreams, Galeton

Chris's Catering, Coudersport

Twin Tier Media Solutions, Troy

George E Raymer Machine shop, Galeton

Jeff's Barber Shop, Coudersport

Hemphill Enterprises, Shinglehouse

First Citizens Bank, Ulysses

Hafers Auto Repair, Coudersport

The Millstream is excited about the opportunities unfolding for North Central Pennsylvania. By working together with the local businesses and residents, we are welcoming an industry that will be financially beneficial, as well as environmentally sound for the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania for decades to come.

Scott Buchsen

Millstream Inn

Help Evaluate Mock Emergency Weather Exercise

Residents of North Central Pennsylvania are invited to comment on the effectiveness of today's Weather Emergency Exercise in order to evaluate the effectiveness of communications.

Please use comments on this post to report:

Your location?

Did you receive timely notification of this morning's Test Exercise?

Where did you see or hear about it?

Do you have any suggestions to improve it?

Weather Preparedness Drill Today At Emergency Center

Weather Preparedness Drill Today At Emergency Center

March 18th, 2010

pemalogo1Potter County Office of Emergency Services will mark Weather Preparedness Week by holding a severe weather exercise on Thursday, March 18. Its purpose is to allow public agencies and other facilities can test their severe weather plans and procedures. The exercise will begin at 9 am, when the National Weather Service issues a severe thunderstorm warning, followed by a tornado warning. Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is organizing the exercise. A review of the response will follow the mock disaster. For more information, contact the Potter County Office of Emergency Services at (814) 274-8900.

Cops--Man Lied About Knife Threat

Troopers Charge Ulysses Man With False Reports
A Ulysses man was charged Wednesday with lying about being threatened by a 30 year old woman with a knife on January 29, 2010 at a private residence in Ulysses Boro.

His statement at that time resulted in Christina Louise Ordway of Ulysses, being charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, and harassment. She was released on $2500. unsecured bail.

At a preliminary hearing in District Court on March 2, 2010, the Terroristic Threats and one count of Simple assault was withdrawn. One count of Simple Assault and a Harassment charge were waived to Potter County Common Pleas Court for further action.

Daryl David Cornell, 32, of Ulysses, PA, was charged in that incident with Harassment and as a result of that charge, Indirect Criminal Contempt for violating a PFA. He was released at that time on $500. unsecured bail. The Harassment charge was withdrawn at a Summary Trial on March 2, 2010 in District Court.

On Wednesday, Cornell was charged by State Police with FALSE REPORT - FALSELY INCRIMINATE ANOTHER; WRITTEN FALSE STATEMENTS MADE "UNDER PENALTY"; and HARASSMENT-SUBJECT OTHER TO PHYSICAL CONTACT. He will answer the charges in District Court 55-4-03.

One Car Crash Reported In Galeton Boro

Galeton Crash
At 1:15 am on Thursday, Emergency services responded to a one car crash in Galeton Boro. Unknown details. Now reporting no injuries.

Allen R. “Bud” Learn, Sr., 71, of Shinglehouse, PA

Allen R. “Bud” Learn, Sr.
“true friend”

Shinglehouse, PA---Allen R. “Bud” Learn, Sr., 71, of Shinglehouse, PA, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in his home after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Born January 21, 1939 in Farmington, PA, he was a son of Clair R. and Mildred D Kshir Learn. On December 3, 1961 in Shinglehouse, he married Carol A. Taylor, who survives.

Mr. Learn was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, class of 1956 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 until 1959 as a cryptographer in the Intelligence Department of the Navy. He retired from Dresser Rand Industries in Wellsville, NY after many years of service.

He was a member of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M., Shinglehouse; a member of Eureka Chapter #52 O.E.S.; Shinglehouse; a member of the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club in Millport; a member of the Moose Lodge in Hillsboro, NH; a board member and caretaker/groundskeeper of the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse; and caretaker/groundskeeper of the East Sharon Cemetery.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and working in his shed. Bud enjoyed his many coffee club friends. His greatest love was his family, especially his great-granddaughters.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Allen R. “Russ” (Inna) Learn, Jr.; four grandchildren, Jessica M. Learn, Tosha L. Learn, Courtney E. Learn, and Ryan I. Matviichuk; three great-granddaughters, Hailey M. Learn, Kadence N. Learn, and Alyssa J. Wilson; a sister, Lynette “Dot” Druso of Shinglehouse; two brothers, Darrell R. Learn of Hillsboro, NH and Keith C. (Pam) Learn of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Learn was predeceased by his parents.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA on Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Members of Eureka Chapter #52 O.E.S will conduct memorial services at 12:45 p.m. in the funeral home followed by members of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M. conducting a Masonic service. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Saturday.

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

Harassment Incident In Sweden Township Investigated

Man Hit & Kicked By Kid
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident of Harassment which occurred at a residence in Angel Lane in Sweden Township on Monday at 6:15 pm.

The incident occurred as a known male juvenile and as known adult male became involved in a verbal argument inside their vehicle as they traveled along the roadway. As the two individuals arrived at their residence, the argument continued and became physical.

The adult was hit in the face by the juvenile's right hand, and was kicked in the legs two times.

The two individuals were separated and the incident reported to the State Police who said the investigation shall continue.

Big Truck Service And Repairs Right Here In Potter County


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Missing Pugs From Newell Creek

lost or took 2 male pugs from Newell Creek, Eldred, PA --Turtlepoint side

If seen or found please call Gladys 814-558-6947 or Cindy 814-331-7935.

The black and white one is rambo and the tan one is smokie. Please, everyone is all upset and crying they are like our kids we love and miss them so much so any one that took them thinks they can keep them think again. We will keep looking. Dog Warden and cops are watching out for them too so if any one sees them please call.

Evelyn I. Simons, 85 of Smethport, PA, formerly of Johnstown, PA

Evelyn I. Simons, 85 of Smethport, PA, formerly of Johnstown, PA, died Wednesday in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, PA.

Born in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of Stephen and Sophia V. (Bagi) Simons.

She was a graduate of Johnstown High School and was employed as a clerk, by Glosser Brothers Dept. Store of Johnstown, PA

She is survived by
6 Nieces and nephews, including nephew, Harold Lindgren of Smethport, PA
Great Nieces, Christine Lindgren of Smethport, and Kimberly Cavallaro of Bradford, PA;
Great Great Nephew, Josh Costa of Smethport, PA.
There are also many other nieces and nephews all located in the state of Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, William and Stephen Simons, and 2 sisters, Ethel Lindgren and Mary Haynes.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 7:00 pm at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, with the Rev. Thomas Beam, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Smethport, officiating.
Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial donations can be sent to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at

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


C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of several products that contain pepper due to Possible Health Risk

The Medicines Company Expands a Nationwide Recall for Certain Lots of Cleviprex® That May Contain Particulate Matter

Spice Barn, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Two Lots of Black Pepper

Ronald W. Hostetlar, 43, of Austin, PA

Ronald W. Hostetlar, 43, of Austin, PA died Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA.

Born on October 5, 1966 in Coudersport, he was the son of Ronald E. and Donna M. Lentz Hostetlar.

Ronnie was a graduate of Austin High School, Seneca Highlands Vocational Technical School, and Triangle Tech in DuBois, PA. He had been employed with Pure Carbon Co. in Coudersport, Motor Coils and GKN Sinter Metals in Emporium, PA. He was most recently employed as a rural mail carrier with the U. S. Postal Service in the Port Allegany, Duke Center, and Roulette areas.

From 1986-1987 Ronnie served with the U. S. Navy, assigned to the USS Eisenhower. He was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Austin Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in 1984.

Ronnie is survived by his parents, Ronald and Donna Hostetlar of Austin, his fiancĂ©, Gina Dennis with whom he lived for the past 7 years, his maternal step-grandmother, Esther Lentz of Bethesda, MD, two sons, Edward A. Hostetlar of Austin, and Chad E. (Kelly) Dennis of Clinton, Maine, a daughter, Angelique M. (Adam) Wolman of Winslow, Maine, four grandchildren, David Wolman, Faith Wolman, Lia Wolman, and Trevor Dennis, two brothers, Matthew (Diane) Hostetlar of Virginia Beach, VA, and Scott (Tracy) Hostetlar of Austin, a sister, Amanda Hostetlar and her fiancĂ©, Scott Crumrine of Austin, one niece, four nephews, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Marvin and Delores Lentz, his paternal grandparents, Edward Hostetlar and Rachel Haynes Hostetlar Boyer, and an uncle, Marvin “Jingles” Lentz, Jr.

Friends may call from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Sunday at the Austin United Methodist Church with the Reverend John Baney, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Austin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice or to Type 1 Diabetes Research.

Commission Says Outside Boiler Question Should Be Decided By Lawmakers

State Agency Says Regulation of Wood Boilers
Should Be Legislative Decision

Causer, Rapp, Gabler call on DEP to withdraw regulations

HARRISBURG - The state's Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) has weighed in on the proposed regulation of outdoor wood-fired boilers (OWBs) and says the decision is one that should be made by lawmakers, not regulators.

According to comments IRRC submitted to the state's Environmental Quality Board (EQB) Monday, "the regulation of OWBs on a statewide scale is a policy decision of such a substantial nature that it requires legislative review...Since regulations have the full force and effect of law, we believe any decision pertaining to the use of OWBs should be made by the elected officials of the legislative branch of government that represent all geographic regions of the Commonwealth."

Reps. Martin Causer, Kathy Rapp and Matt Gabler applaud the IRRC opinion and say it is just one more piece of evidence that should convince the Department of Environmental Protection to reject the proposed regulations.

"I have stated from the beginning that I do not believe the state should be involved in the regulation of wood-fired boilers. Local governments already have that authority, and they impose regulations where they are needed," Causer said. "I too believe EQB overstepped its bounds with this proposal and have introduced legislation that will require legislative action on all future regulations proposed by the board."

"Again, at a time when almost all Pennsylvanians are struggling with higher energy bills and the harmful effects of the international economic recession, the DEP's new wood boiler regulations have little to do with environmental protection and will amount to nothing more than kicking hard-working people while they're down," Rapp said. "In terms of job creation, economic recovery and achieving Pennsylvania's energy independence from non-renewable foreign imports, these overkill regulations should not just be sent back to the drawing board, but scrapped entirely."

"I don't believe the Department of Environmental Protection has any business trying to enact a one-size-fits-all policy for the entire Commonwealth," said Gabler. "This is a classic case of state government overstepping its bounds in taking on this issue. A one-size-fits-all approach wouldn't even work in my own district, let alone an approach that treats us the same as the City of Philadelphia."

Under the proposed regulations:

· A person may not purchase, sell, offer for sale, distribute or install a boiler unless it meets Phase 2 standards for efficiency.

· New boilers must be installed at least a minimum of 150 feet from the nearest property line.

· New boilers must have a permanently attached stack that must be at least 10 feet above ground and extend at least two feet above the highest peak of the highest residence located within 150 feet of the boiler.

· Existing boilers must also have a permanently attached stack that is at least 10 feet above ground and extend at least two feet above the highest peak of the highest residence located within 500 feet of the boiler.

· Only clean wood, wood pellets made from clean wood and certain home heating oil, natural gas or propane fuels can be used in the boilers.

DEP must now take into consideration the IRRC comments, as well as those from the public and from lawmakers. The agency will then decide whether to keep the regulation as it is, revise it or withdraw it completely.

IRRC was created in 1982 to review Commonwealth agency regulations to ensure that they are in the public interest, that the agency has the statutory authority to enact the regulation and determine whether it is consistent with legislative intent.

First Flower Of Spring

Laurie Barr of Roulette Township shared this first flower of Spring photo taken today

NY Town To Get $8 Million For Hosting Wind Turbines

Wind project a go in Howard

By Tyler Briggs
Howard, N.Y. -All that’s left now is construction of wind turbines in the town of Howard to make them a reality.

The town board and planning board held a special meeting Tuesday evening to approve a $250 license fee to EverPower Renewables and approve an agreement with LaBella Associates to become project engineers.

The Steuben County Industrial Development Agency board approved a 20-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement, worth $13,939,000, for the EverPower project late last week.

Town Supervisor Don Evia said $8 million will be coming Howard’s way.

“We’re a small, rural town,” he said after the meeting. “This is $8 million plus dollars. What are we going to bring in here to offset taxes? We don’t have industrial parks like Hornell and Bath. We don’t have city water to entice businesses. I don’t know what else can come to a small, rural community.

“It’s revenue to the town. Sales tax revenue has been falling slowly but surely,” Evia said. “It’s over $8 million coming to the Town of Howard. It affects what we’re going to have to raise by taxes. It’s a win-win for all taxing entities.”

But that wasn’t enough to sway some members of the crowd at the meeting, who made their opposition to wind turbines in Howard very clear.

A member of the crowd asked board members to state whether or not they have a financial tie to wind turbines coming to Howard. Trustee Bill Hatch said he’s to have a turbine built on his property, and trustee Lowell Smith said he’s to have two built on his.

Some of the crowd called for Smith’s resignation after he again reiterated his point from the last town meeting.

“You can move if you don’t like it,” he told those opposed to turbines. More...

Consol Energy Buying Dominion Resources, Inc.

Consol in $3.5B gas deal
Cecil firm buying 500,000 acres in Marcellus shale
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A multibillion-dollar deal announced Monday could place coal giant Consol Energy solidly within the ranks of major natural gas producers.

The Cecil company has agreed to pay $3.5 billion to Dominion Resources Inc. of Richmond, Va., for its Appalachian natural gas exploration and production business.

The deal, slated to close by April 30, will add 1.64 million acres to Consol's footprint, with about 500,000 acres in the so-called "fairway of the Marcellus shale," the portion of the natural gas reserve running northeast from central West Virginia through southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Natural Gas Meter Station Approved For New Pipeline

Anadarko gas meter station approved by county planners


LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS- The Clinton County Planning Commission approved a land development plan for a natural gas meter station in Gallagher Township on Tuesday evening, accompanying Anadarko Petroleum Corp.'s plans for a seven-mile pipeline in that region.

Last month, Anadarko Marcellus Midstream asked and received approval for a land development plan for a gas well collector pipeline in Gallagher and Grugan townships, for five well pad sites in Clinton and Lycoming counties.

The course of the pipeline follows an existing line and road right-of-way to minimize the environmental impact, according to Clinton County Planning Director Tim Holladay.

Holladay said the approximate "disturbance acreage" for the pipeline is 42.78 acres, which is based on a 50-foot-wide construction corridor. The corridor accounts for a 30-foot permanent right-of-way easement and a 20-foot temporary construction easement.

The pipeline will transfer natural gas from natural gas well sites to the main line in Gallagher Township. More...