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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dr. Charles Stanley

Paid in Full

When You Feel DisappointedGuilt and shame can bring down even the strongest Christian. But as believers, no sin is too great for God's forgiveness. He has already paid for our wrongdoings, big and small, with the sacrifice of His Son. Discover the freedom available to us through the The Blood of Christ.

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"The Precious Blood of Jesus"

One of the most gruesome events in history is also the heart of Christian faith. Through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, we can be washed clean of sin and reconciled to God. This week on "In Touch," Dr. Stanley offers profound insight into "The Precious Blood of Jesus."

Zito Media To Continue Westward Hi Speed Internet Expansion

Stimulus to boost Internet access in area


Schools, hospitals and businesses in rural parts of Trumbull and Mercer counties stand to receive enhanced access to the Internet thanks to a federally funded project.

Nearly 350 miles of fiber-optic cable will be installed in six counties in Northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania by Zito Media Communications of Coudersport, Pa.

The U.S. Department of Commerce this week awarded $6.1 million in stimulus funds for construction of the system that will be in Trumbull, Geauga and Ashtabula counties in Ohio and Mercer, Crawford and Erie counties in Pennsylvania. Zito will kick in $1.5 million. More...

Two Injured In One Car Crash On Route 44 Last Tuesday

2 Injured In One Car Crash
State Police have released information on the one vehicle crash last Tuesday at 3:55 pm at the intersection of the Clara Road and Route 44, in Clara Township.

Timothy M. Wambold, 20, of Shinglehouse was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier southbound on Route 44. He began to make a right turn onto Clara Road. He failed to maintain control and slid across the Clara Road, impacting a stop sign and a guide rail.

Wambold was moderately injured, but troopers said he was not transported for treatment. He was charged with (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed.

A passenger, Jamie L. Stanton, 18, of Shinglehouse received a minor injury and a one year old infant was not injured.

All occupants were properly restrained by safety belts and car seat. The car was towed by Dave's Body Shop. The case remains open for further investigation.

Troopers were assisted on scene by Shinglehouse Fire Department and Ambulance.

Burglars Steal Tools From Natural Gas Exploration Company

Tools Stolen From Natural Gas Company
A burglary at a natural gas exploration company's storage facility on Fishing Creek Road in Hebron Township was reported to State Police.

Troopers said the burglary occurred at 1226 Fishing Creek Road in a storage facility for Guardian Exploration of Ingram, Texas, between March 19 and March 22nd.

Unknown actors forced entry into the storage facility and stole several hand tools, a bolt cutter, a chop saw, and a chain saw. Total value of the stolen merchandise is estimated at $1,300.00.

Guardian has several Marcellus wells in the Roulette area.

Anyone with any information that may be helpful in this investigation is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Delp is the investigator.

Fraudulent Use Of Credit Card Information Reported

Unauthorized Credit Card Purchases
Coudersport Troopers are investigating 2 reports of fraudulent credit card use in the area.

Kyle Kalasnik, Ulysses, PA had two purchases charged to his credit card totaling $155.92 at a California based flower shop.

Renee McNeely, and Russell McNeely, of Genesee Township were charged $35.99 to their debit card for an advertisement on Auto

The investigation is continuing.

Easter Egg Hunt Next Saturday In Roulette

Roulette Chamber Easter Egg Hunt Next Weekend
The Roulette Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd, at NOON, at the ball field across from Human Services.

There will be an EASTER BUNNY.

The egg hunt will be broken into 5 age groups. Children up to 10 years of age are invited to participate.

A reminder that the Community Park is available for rental at $50.00 per day. Chamber officials said that reservations are coming in quickly and to call 814-544-9967 to reserve a date.

Catherine A. Poweska, 67, of Coudersport, formerly of Port Allegany, PA

Port Allegany - Catherine A. Poweska, 67, of Coudersport, formerly of Port Allegany, died Friday (March 26, 2010) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

She was born Aug 5, 1942 in Portville, a daughter of the Jerome and Sarah Howard Swartz, in 1973 in Bradford; she married Alvin L. Poweska, who died 9-01-2002.

She is survived by

Two daughters: Sarah Louise Fiske of Bradford, PA, Paula Swartz of Eldred, PA

four sons: Frank R. Skinner of Port Allegany, PA, Charles L. Skinner of Mt. Jewett, PA, Carl L. Skinner of Port Allegany, PA, and John Poweska of Little Genesee, NY

17 Grandchildren and many great grandchildren

Three sisters: Lillian Rice of Derry, PA, Pearl Hoknson of Bradford, PA, and Beatrice Holtzapple of York, PA

Two brothers: Jerome Swartz of Jamestown, NY, Duncan Swartz of Frewsburg, NY

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband a son, Alvin Poweska, Jr., a grand daughter, and 4 brothers and 1 sister.

There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery, Tionesta PA

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

Online condolences may be made at

Last Chance For Maple Weekend Pancake Breakfast Sunday

Maple Weekend Finishes Up Sunday

The annual Maple Weekend, held March 27th and 28th this year will finish up Sunday. The area maple producers held open house to show visitors how maple syrup and the sugary treats are made. Several producers participated in Potter and Tioga County, but unfortunately they did not update their website this year for current information.

Brydonson Farms on the North Ayers Hill road has held all you can eat pancake breakfasts for the last 3
Saturdays and is finishing up Sunday with a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast starting at 8:00 am and continuing until 2:00 PM.

A photographer from Solomon's words was there Saturday and got some snapshots at the farm and checked out the delicious breakfast, complete with that deliciously sweet maple syrup made right t
here at the farm.

Shinglehouse Man's Car Took Out Electric Pole On Summit Road

Car Hits Utility Pole on Summit Road

A Shinglehouse man has been cited following an accident on in the 700 block on Summit Road Thursday night.

Foster Township Police say 28-year-old Steven Lanager Jr. was traveling at a high rate of speed on the snow-covered, icy road when his car went out of control, off the road and into a ditch, where it hit a utility pole. Read more at 1490 NewsBlog

300 Kids Collect Easter Eggs At The SPOT Saturday

The Coudersport Free Methodist Church was blessed to sponsor or 3,000 Easter Egg Hunt Mar. 27, 2pm at The SPOT on Route 6.

We began about 5 years ago with 1,000 eggs and have added 500 each year.

This year, we had over 3,000 Plastic Easter Eggs stuffed with toys and candy.

As you can see by the video we had a great turnout from the community.

We estimate 300 children participated.

We hope you were blessed by the efforts of Rhonda & Nikki Morley and the Youth Group who stuffed all those eggs.

I want to thank them publicly and for all who came.

Enjoy the video and stay tuned for our 2011 Easter Egg Hunt.

God Bless,
Pastor Pete Tremblay

Awesome things happening at Open Arms

Hello church! It's a beautiful sunny day out! Praise God for His

Awesome things happening at Open Arms. This weekend we will launch
two great things: New Service Times and the Relationship Rescue

New Service Times: We will now have TWO service times starting this
Sunday, March 28th. You may attend at 9:15am or 11:00am. Be sure to
invite a friend and see which time is best for them. Then attend with

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.

Every couple that attends will receive a FREE DATE with their spouse
as a gift from Open Arms Community Church and Bylle Lanes.

Good Friday Cross Walk: Friday, April 2, 12:00pm starting at St.
Bernards Church. We will walk to 7 different downtown churches and
have a message reflecting upon people transformed by the cross. It
will end at 3:00pm. If you cannot make the whole thing feel free to
attend portions you can attend.

Passion Of The Christ movie: playing at Open Arms on Friday, April 2,

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!

Jam Session: April 24 at 6pm. If you play an instrument or sing,
come and jam with various members of the band.

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

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

Wildfire Reported In Clermont

Wildfire In Clermont
At 4:00 Pm on Saturday, Crews from Clermont and Norwich Township Fire Depts are battling a wildfire behind the old school house in Clermont at the intersection of Rt. 146 and Red Mill Brook Road.

$2.5 Million Visitor Center Coming To Sinnemahoning State Park

Major Visitor Center Coming To Potter/Cameron State Park

sinnstatepark1Sinnemahoning State Park will become the hub of the 15-county “Pennsylvania Wilds” with construction of a massive new visitor center just off Rt. 872 in the expansive park on the Cameron/Potter County border. The 10,000-square-foot structure, which will cost an estimated $2.5 million, will help establish Sinnemahoning State Park as a point of reference in Wilds region. The plan has been in the works for more than three years.

The center will spotlight the region’s history with a special focus on the people and wildlife of the northcentral Pennsylvania. A classroom or conference room will be included, along with other facilities to support eco- or nature-based tourism. Park offices will be located there and a small-business incubator is in the plans. Popular hiking, snowmobiling and skiing trails will be linked to the center.

Suspicious Deaths Of Mother & Baby In Bradford Was Homicide/Suspect Charged

Man Charged In Double Homicide in Bradford
A Bradford man has been charged with two counts of Criminal Homicide in the deaths of 24 year old Tonya Haight and her infant daughter Tamara, whose bodies were found at their 56 Pleasant Street home in the City of Bradford on Friday, March 19th.

Waide Eugene Nolf, 38, of 56 Pleasant Street, Bradford, PA, is charged with homicide in the deaths. Nolf is being held at the McKean County jail without bail. Police report that the investigation is continuing. UPDATE

Bradford City Police, Pennsylvania State Police, and McKean County District Attorney's office held a press conference at the Bradford City Building at 11 am on Saturday to announce the arrest.

Solomon's words had a representative at the press conference and you can read his report from that meeting at BradfordPA.Info

WESB/WBRR News Director Anne Holliday was at the news conference and filed this story on
1490 NewsBlog


Larenceville Teen Killed in Rt. 287 Crash

N.Tier Teen Dies In Car Crash
Ted Fioraliso WENY News

March 26, 2010
TIOGA -- A Northern Tier teenager is dead after a car crash Friday afternoon.
It happened around 12:15 p.m. on State Route 287 in Tioga. Pennsylvania State Police say 18-year-old Eric Thompson of Lawrenceville was driving southbound when he pulled over and attempted to make a u-turn. More...

Westfield Man Charged With DUI

Man charged with drunken driving

Sun Gazette

WELLSBORO - Brett R. Gigee, 29, of 150 Bluebird Lane, Westfield, was charged by borough police with driving under the influence of intoxicants.

According to documents filed in District Judge Phillip Sweet's courtroom, Gigee was charged following a traffic stop on Pearl Street March 14. More...

Llewellyn Barnaby, 81, of Eldred, PA

ELDRED — Llewellyn Barnaby, 81, of Eldred, died Friday (March 26, 2010) peacefully at his residence. Frame Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Troopers Say To Be Alert For Scammer Asking About Mortgages

Kane Troopers Warn of Possible Scam
This incident occurred as an unknown female approached a residence and began asking questions concerning the mortgage, saying it was needed for Northwest Savings Bank.

She stated that she worked for Default Services, who was working for Northwest Savings Bank. She left a letter at the residence advising people to call Norhwest Savings Bank.

A representative of Northwest Bank stopped at PSP Kane and advised that this individual is not associated with Northwest Bank, and the bank does not have people going door to door.

Pennsylvania State Police would like to remind the public, if you are not sure if something is a scam or not, take the time to check it out prior to giving out any personal information.

Bertha M. Peterson, 84, of East Valley Road, Coryville, PA

CORYVILLE, PA - Bertha M. Peterson, 84, of East Valley Road, died Tuesday (March 23, 2010) at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.

Born Feb. 28, 1926, in Lewis Run, she was a daughter of Bradford and Martha Bennett Wood. On March 23, 1944, in Breckin Ridge, Ky., she married George E. "Pete" Peterson, who passed away Aug. 25, 1996.

Mrs. Peterson attended school in Lewis Run and had resided in Coryville since 1962.
She had been employed by Gray's Drugstore in Bradford and also worked as a waitress at the Congress Street Diner in Bradford and the Smethport Diner. For 20 years, Mrs. Peterson was employed by W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., retiring in 1987.

She was a member of Coryville Church of Faith, and she was a member and past president and presently chaplain of Eldred American Legion Auxiliary Post 887. Mrs. Peterson was also a member of the Eight and 40 Club. She also was a member and senior regent for 30 years of the Women of the Moose of Port Allegany 2188.

Mrs. Peterson was also a member of the Smethport Senior Center. She loved people and doing things for others and was an avid bingo player.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by two sons, George (Anita) Peterson of Canonsburg and Donald "Whitey" Peterson of Coryville; a daughter, Bea Mattson of Port Allegany; two brothers, Bob Wood of Bradford and Bud (Gail) Wood of Rio Rico, Ariz; three sisters, Lillian Middlebrough and Judy Smith, both of Smethport, and Clara Stives of El Paso, Texas; nine grand-children; 16 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Peterson also helped to raise five children.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Wood; and a sister, Esther Moore.

Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Frame Funeral Home in Eldred. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (March 28, 2010) at the funeral home. The Rev. Kent Hill, pastor of Coryville Church of Faith, will officiate. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery in Eldred. The Eldred American Legion Auxiliary will conduct a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Eldred American Legion Auxiliary or to the American Cancer Society.

PCEC Class Schedules

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule
Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport Office will be offering the following computer classes:
March 31 Publisher 1 9 a.m. – Noon
March 31 PowerPoint 1 6 – 9 p.m.
April 12 Windows XP 1 9 a.m. – Noon
April 14 Windows XP 1 6 – 9 p.m.
April 19 Word 1 9 a.m. – Noon
April 21 Word 1 6 – 9 p.m.
To register visit our website at .

PCEC Galeton Computer Schedule
Potter County Education Council’s Galeton Office will be offering the following computer classes:
April 7 Excel 1 9 a.m. – Noon
April 7 Excel 2 1 – 4 p.m.
April 7 Windows XP 1 6 – 9 p.m.
April 14 Outlook 1 9 a.m. – Noon
April 14 Outlook 2 1 – 4 p.m.
April 14 Windows XP 2 6 – 9 p.m.
April 21 PowerPoint 1 9 a.m. – Noon
April 21 PowerPoint 2 1 – 4 p.m.
April 21 Internet 1 6 – 9 p.m.
To register visit our website at .

PCEC Northern Potter Computer Schedule
Potter County Education Council’s Northern Potter Office will be offering the following computer classes:
March 30 Computer 1st Aid 1 – 4 p.m.
March 30 Computer 1st Aid 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
To register visit our website at

PCEC Port Allegany Computer Schedule
Potter County Education Council’s Port Allegany Office will be offering the following computer classes:
March 30 Excel 1 9 a.m. – Noon
March 30 Excel 2 1 – 4 p.m.
April 6 Word 3 9 a.m. – Noon
April 6 Word 4 1 – 4 p.m.
April 8 Outlook 3 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 13 Excel 3 9 a.m. – Noon
April 13 Excel 4 1 – 4 p.m.
April 15 Outlook 4 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 20 Access 3 9 a.m. – Noon
April 20 Access 4 1 – 4 p.m.
April 22 PowerPoint 3 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
To register visit our website at

PCEC Oswayo Valley Computer Schedule
Potter County Education Council’s Oswayo Valley Office will be offering the following computer classes:
March 25 Computer 1st Aid 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 1 Access 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 8 Internet 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 15 Outlook 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 22 PowerPoint 1 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
To register visit our website at

Ulysses Businessman Fixes Road Damage In NY

Grove town road fixed

By Justin Head SWAIN -A mud fight has settled down and Grove town officials are pushing forward to draft a law to prevent companies from damaging its roads.

The week of March 8, Grunder Hill Road — a short, dead-end dirt road off of County Route 16 in the Town of Grove — was destroyed after several 10-wheel trucks hauled timber over it while it was thawing, leaving large ruts and thick mud that made it unpassable to cars.

“I’m not sure who exactly is legally responsible for the damage, but I’m glad we’ve made some progress with the repairs,” said Johnsen.

Doug Watson, co-owner of Choice Property Management in Ulysses, Pa., said he is responsible for the timber that was removed, but denies he had anything to do with hauling it or the damage.

“It was nothing egregious and I’m doing my best to repair it and to my best knowledge (Highway Superintendent Jesse Griffith) is satisfied,” said Watson Thursday.

Watson said he sold the logs to another logging outfit that was responsible for the extensive damage.

When asked for the name of the company, Watson said, “I guess I wouldn’t feel free telling you that ... I’ve worked on the problem. I’m doing the work in the township and that’s all there is to it.”

Watson said the unidentified logging company hauled two truck loads of timber after a truck driver was told by Griffith to stop because of a “miscommunication.”

Watson had the road repaired last weekend with a tractor and a piece of equipment. Johnsen said he is satisfied with the repairs. More...

2010 Coudersport Baseball Tryouts Saturday At CARP

2010 Coudersport Baseball Tryouts

Inner City tryouts will be conducted on Saturday, March 27 at 1pm at the Little League field at CARP. All players ages 8-12 (players age as of April 30, 2010) are eligible to try out. Players who have not already registered can register at the tryout.

Babe Ruth tryouts will be conducted on Saturday, March 27 at 2pm at the Babe Ruth field at CARP. All players ages 13-15 (players age as of April 30, 2010) are eligible to try out. Players who have not already registered can register at the tryout.

Girls Softball Tryouts will be held at the high school field on April 7,8, and 9. Softball tryout time is 6:00 to 7:30 pm all three days. To be held at the High School softball field. In the event of inclement weather, tryouts will be held same dates and times in the Elementary School gym.

If you have any questions regarding the Little League, Inner City, or Babe Ruth tryouts contact Shawn Wolfinger at 274-8249, softball questions can be referred to Leeanne Bertrand at 274-0831.

“Imagine All the Possibilities” career day Saturday


BRADFORD, Pa. -- Fifty Girl Scouts from Western Pennsylvania will attend the “Imagine All the Possibilities” career day Saturday at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The day, which is co-sponsored by the Girl Scouts and Pitt-Bradford, will give girls in grades 4 through 12 a taste of college life.

“The day will offer a multitude of opportunities for the girls to interact with college students who are planning and presenting the workshops,” said Dr. Holly J. Spittler, associate dean of student affairs and director career services. Activities for the day include learning about nursing and health care, performing science experiments, investigating a crime scene, touring campus, setting goals, taking a class in dance and self-expression, and eating lunch in the KOA Dining Room.

The scouts will also meet with Pitt-Bradford students to talk about making healthy choices, good decisions and the transition to college.

Jennifer Fox-Riggin of the Girl Scouts said, “This is a great opportunity for the girls to make new friends, explore new surroundings and be mentored by college students. Who knows how this experience may shape their futures?”

Pitt-Bradford organizations taking part are the Office of Career Services, Students in Free Enterprise, Alpha Phi Omega, the nursing program, Student Nurse Organization, Bio-Chem Club, chemistry program, Criminal Justice Club, Diamond Steppers, criminal justice program and the entrepreneurship program.

L>C Whitford To Replace Bridge On Route 44 Starting Monday

Work Set to Begin on Janders Run Bridge Replacement
Project Funded Through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Clearfield – PennDOT District 2 announced today that work will start Monday,
March 29, on a project to replace the Janders Run Bridge on Route 44 in Ceres Township, McKean County. This project is financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Work includes removal of the existing, single-span bridge and placement of a new pre-cast concrete box culvert. A temporary road will be in place to maintain traffic through the area.

PennDOT expects the new bridge to be open to traffic by mid June. L.C. Whitford Company of Wellsville, New York, is the contractor on this $$728,000 job.

This project is part of PennDOT’s more than $66 million investment of federal economic recovery funds for 17 transportation projects across the nine counties of District 2.

To learn more about how the federal economic stimulus will benefit Pennsylvania, visit

Franklin Bridge To Rt. 872 Route 6 Resurfacing Project Starts Monday

Another Route 6, Potter County Project Set to Start Monday
Project Funded Through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Clearfield –PennDOT District 2 announced today that work will start Monday, March 29, on a project to make improvements on Route 6 in Potter County. This project is financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

On Monday, March 29, crews will begin to resurface the roadway in Sweden Township, Eulalia Township and Coudersport Borough. The work zone stretches from the Franklin Bridge in Coudersport to the Route 6/Route 872 intersection. Work includes roadway resurfacing, drainage improvements, guiderail updates, new curbing and sidewalks, waterline installation and pavement markings.

During daylight hours, motorists can expect short delays through the work zone. PennDOT expects work to be complete by the end of September. I.A. Construction of Zelionople, Butler County, is the contractor on this $2.1 million job.

This project is part of PennDOT’s more than $66 million investment of federal economic recovery funds being spent on 17 transportation projects across the nine counties of District 2.

To learn more about how the federal economic stimulus will benefit Pennsylvania, visit



BRADFORD, Pa – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold a transfer student open house for prospective students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 2.

“Our transfer open house is specifically geared to the needs of students who already have experience at the college level,” said Bob Dilks, director of transfer and nontraditional student recruitment. “The program is an opportunity to answer questions about academic programs and transfer of credits, sample campus dining and tour campus.”

Check in will begin at 10 a.m. at the Admissions Office in Hanley Library. At 10:30 a.m. guests will be given an overview of the admission process and scholarship opportunities for transfer students in the Mukaiyama University Room inside the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

The Student Government Association president, Tim Woughter, will give a presentation on campus and student life at Pitt-Bradford, followed by a presentation on academics from James Baldwin, assistant dean of academic affairs.

Guests will then have the opportunity to take a campus tour with one of Pitt-Bradford’s student tour guides. Afterward lunch will be provided in the KOA Dining Hall. Students also have the option to meet with a counselor in the Admissions Office between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Reservations for the open house are requested. To register, call the admissions office at 814-362-7555 or e-mail

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

Barbara S. “Barb” Tilley, 61, of Shinglehouse, PA

Barbara S. Tilley
“beloved mother and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Barbara S. “Barb” Tilley, 61, of Shinglehouse, PA, died Friday, March 26, 2010 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born June 1, 1948 in Bolivar, NY, she was a daughter of Sidney L. and Wilma M. Goodnoe Winsor. On September 22, 1963 in Shinglehouse, she married George “Gene” Tilley, who died on March 29, 2008.

Mrs. Tilley was employed by Northern Lights Candle Company in Wellsville, NY and later was employed by her daughter and son-in-law at their restaurant in Shinglehouse. She was then employed as a waitress at Red’s and Trudy’s Restaurant in Portville, NY.

She attended the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church. Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are six children, Tracy L. Tilley of Aurora, Colorado, Steven E. (Susan) Tilley of Portville, NY, Howard J. (Donna) Tilley and Michael A. Tilley, both of Coudersport, Peggy S. (Michael) Mix and Paula A. (Joe) McChesney, both of Shinglehouse; twelve grandchildren; a great-grandson; two brothers, Edward W. (Carole) Lundy of Oswayo and Ronald L. (Sue) Winsor of Washburn, TN; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Tilley was predeceased by five brothers, Charles R. Lundy, Paul E. Lundy, Earl D. Lundy, Richard F. Lundy, and James S. Winsor; and three sisters, Patricia M. Winsor, Louise D. Turk and Linda A. Archible.

At Mrs. Tilley’s request, there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Peggy S. Mix, PO Box 534, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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

Get Out Of The Mud With Ayers Contracting Enterprises, Inc.

Sara T. Mays, 95, formerly of Riley Road Apts.,, Bradford, PA

Sara T. Mays, 95, formerly of Riley Road Apts., passed away, Monday, March 22nd, 2010, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born January 25, 1915, in Knox, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Clara (Sherry) Switzer.

On June 14, 1933 in Knox, she married Kermit T. Mays who died June 24, 1988.

She was a resident of the area most of her life, and resided in Cyclone for over 55 years. She was a former member of the Lafayette Evangelical Christian Church.

Surviving are two children: a daughter, Jean (Howard) Best of Punta Gorda, FL, and a son, Thomas (Betty) Mays of Cyclone, four grandchildren, two step grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson and one brother.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 11:00 to 1:00PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Ave. at which time funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00PM with Rev. Glenn Hamilton pastor of the Cyclone Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Union Cemetery in Knox.

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

Online condolences may be sent to

Easter Holiday Schedule For Potter County Transfer Station

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


Commercial Right Of Way Services By Top Notch


Thursday, March 25, 2010

PA Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Gas Companies In Royalty Payment Dispute

Landowners Lose In Supreme Court Decision
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling against landowners (Lessors) and ruled in favor of the Oil & Gas Companies on a question of charging the landowner for a share of the costs to take the oil or gas product to market, effectively allowing the companies to pay less than the 1/8th royalty called for in PA State Law. You can read the SUPREME COURT DECISION HERE.
Find out more about how royalties work and what this Supreme Court Decision means to the landowner with a lease or wanting to lease at this meeting in Shinglehouse on Saturday.

Bradford Fire Depts. Dispatched

Smoke In Structure
At 11:40 pm on Thursday night, Bradford City and Bradford Township are responding to 9 Chautauqua Place, Apartment 4, in Bradford City for smoke in the structure. Bradford Township units have been recalled.

Fire Police Called For Crash On Rt. 59

Fire Police Called For Crash On Rt. 59
At 11:12 pm on Thursday night, Lafayette Fire Police have been dispatched to a vehicle accident on Route 59 at Big Shanty Road.

Crash Closes Road in Rew Area

Vehicle Hit Pole On Summit Road
At 11:00 pm on Thursday night, Bradford ambulance is responding to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Pratt Hollow and Summit Road in the Rew area for a male who was injured in the crash. Fire Dept. was dispatched earlier to close the road as the vehicle had hit a pole and wires were in danger of falling.


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

C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Chilli Man Seasoning Mix due to Possible Health Risk

Download Sponsor Form For To Fill A Backpack Walk-Bike-Skate-A-Thon

If you are interested in Walking, Biking or Skating in this event you can download a sponsor form by clicking here. If you have any questions you can give us a call at (814) 544-8032 or send an email to for more information.

Andy Kulp

"To Fill A Backpack"

81 Burleson Avenue

Roulette, PA 16746

Phone: (814) 544-8032




Church and Bowling Alley Give Away Free Dates

Church and Bowling Alley Give Away Free Dates

BRADFORD – Open Arms Community Church is teaming up with Byllye Lanes to strengthen local marriages and relationships. Studies have shown that over 60% of first-time marriages end in divorce or separation, with the percentages being even greater for second, third marriages. How does the church plan to help? “It’s a two-fold strategy,” says Mike McAvoy, Pastor at Open Arms. “First, we will be launching a new series of talks called ‘Relationship Rescue’ to help equip people to deal with the troublesome issues in their relationship and give some practical application. Secondly, we’re putting our money where our mouth is and giving couples a FREE DATE to Byllye Lanes. When I called and explained to Steve Feldman what we were doing he was excited to get involved.” Each couple that attends the 'Relationship Rescue' series will receive a coupon from Open Arms for a Free Date to Byllye Lanes. “Nobody gets married with the desire to see it fail,” says McAvoy, “but that is exactly what’s happening to most relationships, so we want to do what we can to help people save their marriage. We want to give people hope, vision, and tools for a better relational future.” The new series starts Sunday, March 28- with service times at 9:15am and 11:00am. Open Arms Community Church is located at 1289 E. Main St. in Bradford, 1 mile North of Wal-Mart.

For more information contact the church at 368-8846 or e-mail: Interested persons can also visit the website at

Mike McAvoy and Steve Feldman talked with Anne Holliday on WESB's Liveline about the new series at Open Arms Community Church and the "date night" that Byllye Lanes is contributing.Listen to the interview here.


Opportunities At More Than 30 Employers

BRADFORD, Pa. – Representatives from more than 30 employers will be on hand at the annual career fair at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Tuesday, March 30, to discuss current and prospective employment and internship opportunities.

The 24th annual career fair, which is sponsored by the Office of Career Services, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. No pre-registration is required, but those attending the fair should bring copies of their resume and dress in appropriate business attire. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Holly J. Spittler, associate dean of student affairs and director of career services, said, “Pitt-Bradford’s annual career fair provides a nice opportunity for regional employers to meet with a variety of prospective job seekers in one convenient setting. Job seekers benefit, too, by being able to network with a large number of employers under one roof.”

Business and agencies attending the fair include Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Inc of Port Allegany; American Refining Group of Bradford; AXA Advisors LLC of Williamsville, N.Y.; Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems of Bradford; Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce; Pennsylvania Department of Corrections – State Correctional Institution Forest; Edward Jones of Bradford; Ellwood National Forge Co. of Irvine; Federal Correctional Institution – McKean; Key Resources Group of Williamsville, N.Y.; McKean County Adult Probation; McKean County Department of Human Services;

Metz & Associates of Bradford; MM Temps Inc. of Bradford.; New Choices Career Development Program of Bradford; Northwest Savings Bank of Bradford; PA CareerLink; Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement of Erie; Pennsylvania General Energy Co. of Warren; Seneca Battalion ROTC of St. Bonaventure, N.Y.; Social Security Administration of Olean, N.Y.; St. Bonaventure University of Allegany, N.Y.; State College Police Department, State College; The Guidance Center of Bradford; The Pavilion at BRMC of Bradford; The Resource Center of Jamestown, N.Y.; Universal Well Services of Meadville; University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; U.S. Army; WESB/WBRR of Bradford; and the YWCA of Bradford.

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

Casting Call For Musical Review Benefit For Smith Library

Natural Gas Leak Reported Near Lantz Corners

Natural Gas Leak
At 12:24 pm on Thursday, Mount Jewett Fire Dept & Ambulance are responding to the report of a natural gas leak at 9032 Route 6 near Lantz Corners.



March 25, 2010

MINUTES – 2/25/10 and 3/11/10


• RECOGNITION – Cathy Anders has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to receive the 2010 Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nutrition for Older Pennsylvanians. This award is given in acknowledgement of her 35 years of dedicated service to the older adults of Potter County.

• REQUEST FOR FUNDS – District Attorney Andy Watson and Judge Steve Minor recommend the purchase of a Taser unit for the Sheriff’s deputies at the courthouse. They are requesting $800.00 from the county toward the purchase price of $1,300.00.

• BID RECOMMENDATION – Potter County Human Services Administrator James Kockler recommends accepting the highest bid for each vehicle per the bids received and opened at the meeting on March 11, 2010.


• PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT – Between Potter County and Saskia Cohick for training emergency personnel for the implementation of the Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI) data hardware for dispatching and training involving gas well sites and transportation systems handling products from these locations. The cost for this service is not to exceed $6,000.00.


• Retroactive - Ellen Shinn (PCHS) – OBPP Trainer Certification Training, March 23-25, 20-10, Camp Hill, Pa. Request for meals, mileage, lodging ($285.00) and registration fee ($4,200.00) expenses.

Purpose: Train the Trainer certification for Olweus Bullying Prevention Program paid for by the PCCD grant in support of program sustainability.

• Crystal Thomas (PCHS) – PACNET Provider Fair, April 29, 2010, Indiana, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and registration fee ($25.00) expenses.

Purpose: Information on providers in PA as well as training credits offered toward state certifications

• Donna Foust (PCHS) – Protective Services Conference, April 28-29, 2010, Harrisburg, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and lodging ($200.56) expenses. There is no registration fee.

Purpose: Mandatory Protective Services Conference

• Todd Brown, Deanna Johnston (Tax Claim) – Spring Conference, April 15, 2010, State College, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and registration fee ($100.00 for both) expenses.

Purpose: Tax Claim Conference



BRADFORD, Pa. – The Pitt Improvers, a student improvisational comedy club at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will perform for a fundraiser to benefit the Bradford Soccer Boosters Saturday, March 27, at the Bradford Eagles Club.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. The event is for ages 21 and over only. Admission is $12 per person or two for $20.

Tickets are available at the door, and the evening will include food, drinks and raffle prizes.

Proceeds benefit boys’ and girls’ soccer at Fretz Middle School and Bradford Area High School.

The Improvers will also perform their last all-ages show of the academic year from 8 to 9:30 p.m. April 1 in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Westfield Man Sentenced For DUI

Sentenced For DUI
Sun Gazette
Brandon D. Flynn, 21, of 616 East Main St., Westfield, six months supervision with the first 48 hours at Tioga County Prison, the remainder on probation, a $500 fine plus court costs, a 12 month drivers license suspension and 12 months subject to the Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Law. He was charged by Westfield borough police after a traffic stop on Church Street Nov. 29.

Lost Dogs in the Shinglehouse Area Have Been Found

Lost Dogs in the Shinglehouse Area have been found

Can I have you put a post up for my 2 lost dogs? Both are Choc labs, about 100lbs each . They were last seen on Horse Run Rd in Shinglehouse around 5pm last night. They are both very friendly and will come when called. Their names are Zeus and Zeke. They have colored collars on Zeus is wearing a black collar and Zeke is wearing a yellow one.

Natural Gas--Chief Says We Can Do It If We Work Together

Gas company officials discuss Marcellus Shale

Sun Gazette

PENNSDALE - It is possible to develop natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale while maintaining the region's quality of life, Richard Adams, senior regulatory advisor for Texas-based Chief Oil and Gas, told a group of conservationists Tuesday night.

Adams, who spoke during the Lycoming County Conservation District's 50th annual awards banquet at the Trinity United Methodist Church hall here, said it will take a concerted effort by the industry, regulators, conservation and watershed organizations and local citizens to make sure gas development is done in a way that improves, not diminishes, the area's quality of life.

"We can do it if we work together," Adams said.

According to Adams, the availability of affordable energy plays a major role in an area's quality of life. Also of importance is productive land and clean air and water, he said.

"Without any one of those, you can't prosper," he said. More...

McKean Officials Say Stormwater Ordinance Unworkable

County, municipal officials discuss proposed county stormwater management plan

SMETHPORT — Municipal officials met Wednesday with the McKean County Commissioners and the county planning director and voiced their complaints against the proposed countywide stormwater management ordinance, which they said in its present form is expensive, unworkable and would restrict development in small municipalities.

Mandated by Act 167, the Pennsylvania Stormwater Act, and partially funded by the state Department of Environmental Protection, the plan is to provide all municipalities in the county with an implementation strategy and procedures for comprehensive stormwater management using best management practices. All requirements would be consistent throughout the county.More...

Big Trucks or Little Cars, Gustin's Does Them All


Silent Auction to benefit the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic Event

The following program will be offered at the Emporium Fire Hall

Saturday, April 3, 2010

4:00-5:30pm – Silent Auction to benefit the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic Event–

The 32nd Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic (CCCKC) organizers have added something new to the awards ceremony this year, a Silent Auction, packed with homespun local talent!!.

In celebration of Cameron County's Sesquicentennial Year, CCCKC organizers have chosen to recognize the creativity of area artisans. Several local artisans have opted to celebrate the region’s heritage and give back to the community with a generous donation of their talents. The proceeds collected at the silent auction will help to offset the growing costs of an ever popular community event, the CCCKC Race.

The eight donated items will be on display at the Emporium Chamber of Commerce Building and Artisan Center on 4th Fourth Street from *** to April 2nd. Interested individuals may register for a bid number and place a bid on any item while still on display, or choose to participate in the auction at the Emporium Fire Hall on Saturday, April 3rd from 4:00pm tp 5:30pm. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

If you are interested in learning more about locally-produced art and craft items, or are interested in learning about the Artisan Development Project and its recognition and promotion of local artisans, go to and click on “Artisans”.

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of March 29

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of March 29

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

• Northbound traffic is sharing a lane with southbound traffic, separated by temporary concrete barrier from Mill Street to north of Hillside Drive.
• Northbound ramps at Foster Brook Interchange are closed. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.
• Starting Wednesday, March 31, Tuna Crossroads (T-369) will be closed for bridge demolition. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.
• The Tuna Valley Trail access at Bolivar Drive is closed due to bridge work. Tail access is still available at Crook Farms and Seward Avenue side of Tuna Crossroads.
• Northbound access at Kendall Avenue will remain open.
• Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 south to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.
• The contractor will excavate existing roadway and perform bridge repairs.
• 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.

Leadership Potter County 2010 Still Accepting Applications

It’s Not Too Late
Leadership Potter County 2010 Still Accepting Applications
Do you want to have a say in the life of your community? Would you like to get behind a community project or issue that has special meaning to you?

You can make a difference!

One of the most critical needs in the county is strong local leadership for the future well-being of our communities. This program will help you expand your personal leadership skills, introduce you to key issues currently facing your region, and provide you with an understanding of future trends that may impact your community. Through this process, you will decide the best way for you to get involved.

Applications are available online at To have an application mailed to you and for more information, call 814-435-9490. Class is scheduled to begin Friday, April 30, 2010

Wilma M. NELSON, 74, of Ulysses, PA

Wilma M. NELSON, 74, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in her home.

Born March 7, 1936, in Brookfield, PA, she was the daughter of Adrian M. and Elsie Simmons Mills. On November 13, 1954, in Mills, PA, she married Robert C. Nelson, who survives.

A 1954 graduate of Harrison Valley High School, she was employed by Galeton Production, the Country Cottage in Ulysses, and as a Potter County home health aide. She was a member of the Mills Union Church and the Harrison-Ulysses-Genesee senior center.

Surviving besides her husband, Robert, are: her mother, Elsie Mills Easton of Ulysses; five children, Barbara (Ronald) Cacciotti of Mooresville, IN, Connie (Daniel) Robbins of Westfield, PA, Robert C. "Chuck" (Lori) Nelson, Jr., James A. (Joanie) Nelson, and Cindy (Marc) Bennett, all of Ulysses; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, John (Barbara) Mills of Avoca, NY, James (Jackie) Mills of Westfield, and Terrance (Michelle) Mills of Ulysses; two sisters, Anna VanEtten of Ulysses and Dorothy (Wayne) Nelson of Shinglehouse, PA; an aunt, Alice Jean Wood of Coudersport, PA; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her step-father, Marvin R. Easton.

Friends may call Friday, March 26, 2010 from 2:00 -- 4:00 and 7:00 -- 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday in the Mills Union Church. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2 Females Leave without Paying For Gas In Lewis Run

Drive Off Reported In Lewis Run
Kane State Police were called to a drive off at the Crosby Mini-Mart in Lewis Run Boro on Wednesday night at 7:40 pm

The incident occurred as a female was getting gas. Her credit card did not work at the pump and the store clerk advised her female passenger who was in the store making a purchase, that the card did not work and she would have to come in the store and pay after she pumped the gas.

Both females entered a silver car, possibly a 2 door and left without paying for $16.80 worth of gas.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kane PSP at 814-778-5555. Trooper Leslie Oates is the investigator.

Structure Fire Reported In West Clarksville, NY

Structure Fire In West Clarksville
At 11:03 pm on Wednesday, West Clarksville Fire Dept. is responding to a structure fire across from 3398 County Road 6 in West Clarksville between the Page Road and the County Line.

“The Living Stations of the Cross” Sunday At St. Eulalia

“The Living Stations of the Cross”

“The Living Stations of the Cross” will be presented March 28 at 7:30 PM at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, PA.

Presented by the St. Eulalia Youth Group, “The Living Stations” are a reenactment of the stations of the cross which are a depiction of final hours of Jesus as He
carried the cross to Calvary.

It is our intent to make this prayerful reflection of the suffering of Jesus more relevant to the present day

society. This is achieved by allowing the students to actually become the players in the presentation, using thought provoking text, including
scripture readings, and dialogue which attempts to draw the meaning of
the stations into daily life.

The action is set against a backdrop of
costuming, scenery, contemporary music, and special lighting effects.
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus, Mary meets her afflicted son, Simon
helps to carry the cross, Jesus falls carrying the cross, and the
Crucifixion are examples of some of the stations to be reenacted.

This is the fifth year that the St. Eulalia Youth Group has presented this dramatic rendition of the stations of the cross. Members of the Youth Group include Cal Bretz, James Brown, Tori Brown, Joshua Bucheit, Ashley Chitester, Anthony Cowburn, Zach Elenchin, Alex Furman, Jillian Furman, Scott Furman, Taylor Green, Brian Kane, Jennifer Kane, Vince Marzo, Maureen McCusker, Tim McCusker, Amanda Morey, Angela Smoulder, Chelsey Streich, Patrick Valenti, and Kevin Wolfinger.

After each performance the audience members are invited to a reception for refreshments in the St. Eulalia Parish Center .

The performance is approximately one hour in length and there will be a free will offering
to support the St. Eulalia Youth Group and the Coudersport Area
Ministerium Emergency Fund.



BRADFORD, Pa. – For the third year, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will offer free campus housing to students taking at least three credits in on-campus courses this summer.

Rising Pitt-Bradford sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as students currently not enrolled and transfer students are eligible to apply for the grant. Entering freshmen are not eligible. Free housing will also be available for students taking online courses as long as another three-credit course is taken at some point during the summer.

This offer applies to any of the summer sessions, ranging from four to 12 weeks, beginning May 10 and ending July 22. The weekly housing fee of $125 a week will be waived for the session that the student has registered for and cannot be applied to other semesters.

“The summer housing grant is a great opportunity for students to catch up or get ahead on their college credits while saving money,” said Craig Dillaman, director of housing. “It is also a good time for students to explore the region and enjoy the local trails, recreational areas and summer festivities that occur when they are normally away,” Dillaman said.

Housing at Pitt-Bradford is apartment-style, and suites include kitchenettes, living rooms, wiring for cable TV and ample storage space.

Students who drop below the required three credits or do not successfully complete the three credit requirement will be responsible for paying full room fees back from the start of the session.

Applications for interested students are available in the Office of Residential Life and Housing. For questions or for more information contact the office of Residential Life and Housing at 814-362-7630.

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

Increase In Suicides Cause For Concern WIVB Video

Reports Say Person May Have Been Killed In Ceres Crash

Possible Fatal Crash On Rt. 417
New York State Police are investigating a possible fatal accident in front of 9626 Portville-Ceres Road on Route 417 in Allegany County. Unconfirmed reports from the scene of the 4:13 pm crash scene indicated a person in the crash was not breathing. No further details were available.

Former Chief Waives Charges To County Court

Close Waives Preliminary Hearing

Retired Bradford City Police Chief Mike Close has waived his preliminary hearing on charges of simple assault and harassment.

Close was charged by state police after an incident at around 12:30 a.m. on March 14, when he allegedly hit and pushed Amy Baker.

He's free on unsecured bail.

Joyce A. “Wee Wee” Dubs, 65, of Ulysses, formerly of New Oxford, PA

Joyce A. Dubs

Ulysses, PA---Joyce A. “Wee Wee” Dubs, 65, of Ulysses, formerly of New Oxford, PA, went to be with her heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in her home after a lengthy illness.

Born June 9, 1944 in Hanover, PA, she was a daughter of John O. Sr. and Roxie Hagerman Smith. On August 22, 1964, she married Clarence W. “Moe” Dubs, Sr., who survives.

Mrs. Dubs was employed for 0ver 20 years by the former Hanover House in Hanover.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Oxford. She loved animals, especially her dogs Cody and Booger, and enjoyed watching bears in her backyard. She most especially loved spending time with her family.

Surviving besides her husband of 45 years are a son, Clarence W. “Mo Mo” Dubs, Jr., of Ulysses; a granddaughter, Danielle Moore of Missouri; a great-grandson to be born in July; five sisters, Peggy Young of Hanover, Judy Wolf of New Oxford, Jane Hollingsworth of NC, Pam Smith of Hanover, and Carolyn “Sis” Boyers of Thomasville; three brothers, John O. Smith, Jr. and Jay A. Smith, Sr., both of Hanover, and Aloysuis “Joe” Smith of New Oxford; many nieces and nephews; and her father-in-law, John Dubs of Hampstead, MD.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dubs was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Dubs.

There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced at Feiser’s Funeral Home in New Oxford, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Lung Association.

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

Ukranian Egg Decorating Workshops Available At Olga

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops
Thursdays 5 PM to 8 PM
Fridays 8 AM to 11 AM
Saturdays 8 AM to 11 AM
Ukrainian Eggs by  OlgaBefore Easter Olga will be conducting Ukrainian Egg decorating workshops at her new location. These workshops will be available by appointment every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday before Easter.

Ukrainian Eggs are not as difficult to create as they appear. It's an easy-to-learn traditional folk art that people have been practicing for over 2,000 years.

All materials are included in the workshop fee except a nominal charge for a pre-blown egg. Please call 260-9966 or email to schedule a workshop.

People of all ages including children are invited to participate so we urge you to come and decorate eggs with Olga.

Olga Gallery & Cafe
2-4 East 2nd Street
Coudersport, Pennsylvania 16915
Thursday, Fridays, & Saturdays before Easter
select times listed above
appointment required
$15 per person for 1 hour
$40 per person for a 3 hour workshop

PA Trooper Named Trooper Of The Year

International group salutes Pa. trooper

By Edward Lewis
Staff Writer

A Pennsylvania state trooper injured in a shooting in 2009 that claimed the life of his colleague was named Trooper of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Motorola.

Trooper Robert Lombardo, 36, of Pittston, received the award March 12 during a banquet in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

Lombardo was selected among four finalists in the United States. The award honors law enforcement officers in the United States and Canada.

“It’s an honor to be nominated for this award,” a soft-spoken Lombardo said Tuesday. “For me personally, I don’t think I did anything different than the other guys or what (Trooper) Josh (Miller) did. I didn’t pay the ultimate sacrifice like Josh or my brother John did.” More...

Darlene M. “Dede” Whitwood, 43, Wellsville, NY

WELLSVILLE -Darlene M. “Dede” Whitwood, 43, died Saturday (March 20, 2010).

She is survived by her husband, William; mother, Diane (Thomas) Prouty of Ulysses, Pa.; father, Frederick Novisher of Galeton, Pa.; sisters, Debra (Daniel) Hocking of Florence, Mont., and Melissa (David) Bleggi of Wellsboro, Pa.; brother, Christopher Novisher of Pennsylvania; stepsiblings, Jeanine Klimek, Jackie Sprouse, Atisha Hopkins, Tara Clouser and Scott Gerhart; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Routes 15 and 20A, 21 Big Tree St., Livonia. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Main Street, Geneseo, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14855 or Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo, NY 14454. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit

DNCR Offers Grants For Firefighting In Rural Areas

DCNR: Funding available to help volunteer firefighters

Sun Gazette

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said nearly $667,000 in grants is available to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas.

"Although some areas may still have some snow on the ground, changing weather conditions can quickly usher in wildfire dangers that emphasize the value of having well-trained and well-equipped local firefighting forces in rural areas," said Bureau of Forestry Director Daniel Devlin. "These men and women deserve nothing but the very best training and equipment these grants help achieve."

A total of $666,553 is being made available to Pennsylvania volunteers this year. In 2009, grants totaling $559,200 helped almost 200 fire companies across the state.

The grant program has awarded more than $8.1 million since it began in 1982.


Woman Who Took $171,000. From Fire Company Sentenced

Ex-fire company officer sentenced to prison

Sun Gazette

A woman was sentenced Tuesday to serve slightly less than two years in Lycoming County Prison for taking more than $171,000 from Keystone Hook and Ladder Co. in Muncy while she was the volunteer fire company secretary-treasurer.

"I apologize," said Nichole Lee Rupert, 37, to fire company members at the hearing before Judge Marc F. Lovecchio.

Rupert is to serve 11 months and 14 days to 23 months and 28 days in prison and must make full restitution to the fire company. After her time is served, she is to be monitored by the adult probation office for up to 20 years while she pays back the fire company. She also is to perform 200 hours of community service. More...

Linda A. Bittenbender, 62, of Galeton, PA

Linda A. Bittenbender, 62, of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at her home.

Born September 8, 1947, in Whitesville, NY, she was a daughter of the late Claude, Jr. and Betty (Field) Lunn.

She greatly enjoyed collecting lead crystal, coins, and porcelain dolls.

Surviving are two sons, Scott Proctor, Galeton, and Michael Proctor, Galeton; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Lunn, Michigan, and Gordan King, South Carolina; and her dog, Peanut.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Wednesday March 24, 2010 at 7:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Co., Galeton, PA.

Galeton Man Jailed In Alcohol Related Criminal Trespass/ DUI Crashes

Galeton Man Was DUI
A Galeton man was jailed early today facing a slew of charges filed by State Police after an alcohol related incident occurred in Galeton Boro at 12:40 am Wednesday morning.

David Leon Dailey, 33, of 171 West Main Street, Galeton, PA, entered a residence on West Main Street in Galeton through the front door. He then left the residence and returned to his vehicle which was parked in front of the residence, drove in reverse on Route 6 in an easterly direction about 450 feet, striking two parked vehicles in the process.

Upon investigation of the incident, it was determined that Dailey was under the influence of alcohol and was DUI. He was taken into custody without incident.


Dailey was committed to the Potter County Jail when he was unable to post $15,000. Straight Bail. He faces a Preliminary Hearing on April 1st at 10:30 am in District Court 55-4-01.