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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Richard A. Sorrell, 84, of Coudersport, PA

COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Richard A. Sorrell, 84, of Coudersport died Friday (April 9, 2010) at his home following a lengthy illness.

School Pension Bombshell To Hit In 2012/600% Increase Possible

PSBA: Pension share increasing by 600-percent without system changes

Era Reporter

The newest numbers released by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association in relation to the increase in statewide teachers’ pensions projected for 2012-13, district shares in the pension are predicted to increase to as much as 500 or 600-percent.

According to a release from Dave Salter, director of public relations for PSBA, “While some organizations would like everyone to believe that the current Pennsylvania School Employees Retirement System, or PSERS, pension crisis is the fault of school boards and the commonwealth for not contributing their ‘fair share,’ the truth is that PSERS receives between 60 and 65-percent of its funding from investment returns.”

Salter noted that school districts will be facing significant budget challenges “if nothing is done to correct the current scenario.” Projected cost increases....

Groups Say Marcellus Waste Is Radioactive/Protest Disposal At NY Landfill

Groups protest Marcellus Shale waste at Chemung County Landfill

By G. Jeffrey Aaron •
Star Gazette

TOWN OF CHEMUNG -- Local and state environmental groups joined together Friday to protest the Marcellus Shale waste that is being disposed of at the Chemung County Landfill.

The groups conducted a press conference armed with studies warning about the hazards of disposing the potentially radioactive drill cuttings and backed by regional environmentalists concerned about the shale's contaminants finding their way into local drinking water supplies.

The Residents for the Preservation of Lowman and Chemung and People for a Healthy Environment released a study by Radioactive Waste Management Associates that said "the disposal of drill cuttings from horizontal wells into the Marcellus Shale at the Chemung County Landfill are likely to result in significant risks to human health." More...

More Pollution At Dimock/Cabot Denies Responsibility

Pa. cites Cabot for leak into wetland

By Tom Wilber •
Star Gazette

DIMOCK, Pa. -- State regulators have cited Cabot Oil & Gas for violating environmental laws after finding a dark fluid running from a drilling operation into a spring and wetland.

In a notice dated April 8, the Department of Environmental Protection cited the company for violating the Clean Streams Law, the Oil & Gas Act, and the Solid Waste Management Act.

The violations stem from an inspection on March 22, 23 and 24 that found "black fluid originating at the A&M Hibbard drill pad was not properly contained in a pit or tank," according to the citation. The fluid flowed into a hand-dug well, a spring near the location, as well as a wetland downstream, the document states.

Kenneth Komoroski, a spokesman for Cabot, said the company's analysis of samples collected at the site in Dimock Township show the pollution is unrelated to Cabot drilling. More...

Woman's Car Damaged In Farmers Valley Parking Lot

Criminal Mischief At Farmers Valley
Unknown actor(s) damaged a vehicle in the parking lot of the Farmers Valley Inn on the West side of Route 46 in Keating Township Friday night or early Saturday morning.

The vehicle was a 2007 Scion TC owned by Nicole Alter, 21, of Bradford, PA. The actor(s) scratched and dented the driver's side rear fender with an unknown object and then left the scene.

Anyone with information on this Criminal Mischief is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Frank Milliard is the investigator.

Benefit For Kio Family In Genesee

Smoke In A Structure In Coudersport Boro

Smoke In A Structure
At 3:57 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 is responding to a report of smoke in a structure at 304 Cartee Street in Coudersport.

Otto Township Responding To WILDFIRE

At 3:40 pm on Saturday, Otto Township Station 9 is responding to a WILDFIRE at 265 School Street in Rixford. About 1 acre is involved with fire heading toward exposures.

Vintage Base Ball Practice At Kaple's Field

A Few More Players Needed
The first practice was held on the farm field at Kaple’s in Roulette on Saturday, April 10th.

The Old Timers scrimmaged with the Whippersnappers for about 3 1/2 hours under a bright sun in 60 degree weather.

Follow the wagon trail west on Main Street of Roulette and upon crossing the bridge, the field of play shall be on the right side.

Vintage Base Ball

A Vintage Base Ball team, playing according to the rules of 1860's will be forming in the Roulette/Coudersport area.

Base Ball (historically two words) was originally played for the exercise and the entertainment. The New York Knickerbockers was the first club to write down the rules of what has become modern baseball in 1845.

Base ball then began to spread, and the Civil War of 1861-'65 took the game to the nation as soldiers played base ball with local townspeople, in prison camps, and to relieve boredom between battles.

The emphasis in the early game was on courtesy among the gentlemen and, occasionally, ladies, playing the sport for exercise. Initially, only few rules governed a match. The rest was left up to the umpire, who judged players' actions by the gentlemanly code of the Victorians. It was played without gloves and in a non-competitive atmosphere where fans cheered for good plays by either side.

In forming this base ball "club", as it was known, we will need players of ages 18 and older. For this type of play, persons of all skills are eligible for playing. For those who feel that they are not able to participate actively on the field of play, we also need non-playing members to provide interpretation of rules to the public and for umpiring.

Donations are being accepted to offset the initial cost of starting this program for the benefit of all people! Please contact Randy Lambert at or call 419.569.6496 for more information.

Donalee G. Dudley, 64, of Harrison Street, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY — Donalee G. Dudley, 64, of Harrison Street, died Friday (April 9, 2010) in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary by the Switzer Funeral Home.

Cat Found in Costello

This is a pic of the cat that has been hanging around Costello.

I hope someone is missing him.

He is very friendly, fixed and declawed.

Everyone in the neighborhood has been feeding him and removing ticks from him.
Cat has been claimed by owner.

Marcellus Shale Workers--Do You Need Housing?

Need Housing or Have Housing For Rent In North Central Pennsylvania?

Be the first to list your needs or offerings to satisfy the need for housing for Marcellus Shale workers.

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Find Out What Grange Is All About At Open House April 16th

Open House April 16 To Introduce Newcomers To Grange

grangeOne of the nation’s oldest and most effective rural advocacy organizations is being honored during April, which is National Grange Month. Central Grange of Sweden Valley will be holding an open house to mark the occasion on Friday, April 16, from 5-8 pm.

The event is open to all those who want to find out what Grange is all about, as well as those who want to join in the annual observance with Grange members. There will be a complimentary soup and sandwich supper served. Members will be available to discuss the Grange’s community service, family, educational and rural advocacy programs.

“I am pleased to report that the Granges in Potter County are still alive and active,” said spokesperson Ilene Altenhein. “Several of the Granges are attracting some new members, which will support our community service programs. ”

For more information, contact Ilene Altenhein at 274-9798.

PENNDOT Reducing Weight Limits On Some Roads In McKean County

New Weight Limits on Some Roads

PennDOT is imposing new weight limits on a number of roads in McKean County, including Interstate Parkway.

Starting Monday vehicles that weigh more than 10 tons won’t be able to travel on certain roads. They are Interstate Parkway from the Bradford Township line to the Foster Township line; Big Shanty Road from the intersection of Route 59 to the intersection of Valley Hunt Drive; Lindholm Road from the intersection of Route 6 to the intersection of Route 59; and Clermont Road from the intersection of Route 6 to the intersection of Route 2001.

Copper Wire Stolen Near Kinzua Bridge State Park

Copper Wire Thieves Hit B & P Railroad
Kane State Police are investigating a theft of nearly a mile of copper wire from the B & P Railroad at a location near the Kinzua Bridge State Park in Hamlin Township, McKean County between 4-7 and 4-8, 2010.

Anyone with any information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Kramer is the investigator.

Garage Sale--Cleaning out the garage and attic

Garage Sale--Cleaning out the garage and attic. Sat. 4/10 8am - 5pm , Sun 4/11 8am - 3 pm.

Tools, Fishing stuff, antiques, furniture, ceramic stove, gas stove, plumbing supplies, rainbow vacuum.
Lots of other old and new stuff we don't need or use anymore.

810 N. Main St Port Allegany

Going out of town, go 3 blocks past Pitt Corning, corner of Ransome and Main St.

Friday, April 9, 2010



Potter County Outfitters will be hosting the Elite Sports Express brought to you by Big Rock Sports on Saturday, April 10 form 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at their store at 336 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA.

The Elite Sports Express is a traveling showroom featuring the shooting sports industries’ latest in firearms and accessories, optics and shooting aids, scent elimination, knives and much more.

The Express travels with a large inventory of items visiting independent outdoor sporting goods retailers throughout the United States.

Elite Sports Express staff and Potter County Outfitters staff will be on hand, emphasizing firearm safety and product education.

Visitors will be invited into the 75 foot long traveling showroom to get a first-hand look at all the inventory available. Click HERE FOR MAP to Potter County Outfitters.

For more information on this special event, please contact Potter County Outfitters at 814-274-0772.

Austin Responding To Call For Victim Of Earlier Accident In Wharton Township

Call For Victim Of ATV Accident
At 7:32 pm on Friday, Austin Dept. 44 is responding to the Fisher Residence at 1668 Costello Road for the victim of an earlier ATV accident.

Larry L. Vanerstrom, 67, a resident of Ft. Myers FL, a summer resident of Marshburg, PA

Larry L. Vanerstrom, 67, a resident of Ft. Myers FL, a summer resident of Marshburg, passed away Thursday April 8, 2010 in Charlotte NC. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be sent to

Lost Cat In Austin Area Is Back Home Again

Hi Jim ,

Just a short note to let everyone know that "SAM" was returned home around 10:00 pm last evening. He was found in a neighbors shed.

He is safe and sound back home.

Thanks Kris for the phone call.

Jim thanks for this wonderful website.


Coudersport-Roulette Events Highlight This Weekend For Sportsmen

For Sportsmen in the Northern Tier of PA and the Southern Tier of NY, several events in the Roulette and Coudersport area will take place this weekend.

In Coudersport, it's the Elite Sports Express coming to the Potter County Outfitters location across from the Westgate Inn on Route 6 West. Click here to see more.

It's a great opportunity to see a great selection of sportsmen items coupled by discounts on all in stock ammunition in the store. It's ONE DAY ONLY. Saturday, April 10, 2010., 8:00am to 6:00 pm.

The Coudersport Volunteer Fire Dept. is having a CHICKEN BBQ just up the road when you get hungry. It starts at 10:30 am until sold out.

The Coudersport Lady Falcons softball team is having a CHICKEN BBQ at the lot across from the Coudersport Arboretum. They are starting at 11:00 am until sold out.

The Black Forest Conservation Association GUN SHOW AT ROULETTE FIRE HALL. SATURDAY 8 TO 4 AND SUNDAY 8 TO 2. Come early for this one if you want to get a parking spot.

RUMMAGE SALE ON SATURDAY AT RIVERSIDE METHODIST CHURCH on River Street from 9AM TO 1PM. Check out the many bargains here at this great annual rummage sale.

This SATURDAY, APRIL 10th, Jakob’s Hollow will swing into Olga’s for a special show to celebrate the one year anniversary of “The Legend of Bobby the Kid”,and featured on harmonica will be the legendary Bobby the Kid in person! It’s a $6 cover, $3 under 18 yrs., show starts at 7:30pm.

Community Emergency Response Team Training At Roulette Fire Station

Stephanie L. Benson-Renwick, 54, of 61 Patterson Lane, Bradford, PA

Stephanie L. Benson-Renwick, 54, of 61 Patterson Lane, passed away, Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at the Bradford Manor.

Born February 19, 1956, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Charles L. Benson who died March 4, 2003, and Elsie (Means) Benson who survives of Bradford.

She was a 1974 graduate of Bradford Area High School. She had been employed as a teller at Pennbank, then in Charleston SC for Cummin Motor Federal Credit Union and later as a loan officer at Virginia Beach Federal Credit Union. She was also an ombudsman aboard the USS Kidd.

In addition to her mother she is survived by two children; a daughter, Melissa Renwick of Rochester, NY and a son, Matthew (Nichole) Renwick of Bradford, two grandchildren, Andrew and Alexis Renwick, a sister, Sharon L. (David) Weed of Penfield, NY and a brother, Jeffrey (Leslie) Benson of Suffolk, VA, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, April 11, 2010 form Noon to 1:00PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main Street, at which time a memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM with Rev. David Bunnell, pastor of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church officiating.

Mausoleum entombment will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or Bradford Manor 50 Langmaid Lane Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at

Toles Hollow Bridge To Be Closed For 6 Weeks For Repair Work

Detour Coming for Toles Hollow Road Bridge Work
Detour will be in place April 19

Clearfield – Bridgework will require a road closure and detour starting April 19 in Potter County.

On that day, crews will begin work on the Toles Hollow Bridge, which spans the Allegheny River on Toles Hollow Road (T-325) near the intersection with Route 6 in Coudersport. Work will include repairs to the bridge deck and floor beams.

A detour will be in place during the closure. The detour will use Route 6, Route 3015, Dutch Hill Road (T-328), and Vader Hill Road (T-327).

The closure and detour could be in effect for up to six weeks.

This project is financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). PennDOT expects the work to be finished by June.

The repair work will help extend the useful life of the bridge. All work is weather dependent. L.C. Whitford of Wellsville, New York is the contractor on this bridge job, which is part of a $4.8 million contract for preservation work on six bridges in four counties.

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

Austin Responding To Accident On Costello Avenue

Vehicle On It's Side
At 1:57 pm on Friday, Austin Dept. 44 and Medic 6 are responding to a report of a vehicle on it's side near 218 Costello Avenue.

101 Trucks Placed Out of Service During Operation SAFE

State Police, PUC Join Forces in One-Day Enforcement Effort

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission placed 101 trucks out of service and issued 1,130 traffic citations statewide during Operation SAFE, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced today.

The one-day enforcement effort was conducted March 31.
“During Operation SAFE, which stands for Seatbelt and Fatigue Enforcement, members of state police motor carrier enforcement teams, working with specially trained personnel from the PUC, focused their attention on seat belt use by truckers and on examining commercial driver’s licenses, vehicle inspection reports, hours of service logs and other required documentation,” Pawlowski said.

“The goal is not to disrupt commerce on our highways, but to ensure that commercial vehicle drivers are operating safely and in accordance with the law.”
He said 2,304 commercial vehicles were inspected.

In addition to placing vehicles out of service and issuing traffic citations, officers handed out 1,569 written warnings for vehicle and driver violations and placed 94 drivers out of service. He said 90 traffic citations were issued to drivers for not wearing seat belts.

Locally here are the statistics:

• Troop C (Clarion, Clearfield, Forest, Elk, Jefferson and McKean counties), 206 inspections; nine vehicles placed out of service; 67 citations;

• Troop F (Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Union and Tioga counties), 170 inspection; five vehicles placed out of service; 84 citations;

Mount Jewett Toned Out For Smoke In A Structure

Smoke In A Structure
At 1:37 pm on Friday, Mt. Jewett Station 10 has been dispatched to 10 Chestnut Street for a report of smoke in a structure.

Conversational Spanish – Deadline for Class 4/9/10 at 5:00 p.m.

Conversational Spanish – Deadline for Class 4/9/10 at 5:00 p.m.
The Potter County Education Council will hold a Conversational Spanish Class at the PCEC Coudersport Office.

This flexible course is suitable for those who have never had Spanish or who have had Spanish but would like a review. We will focus on speaking and listening with some reading and writing and only the grammar you might need to move beyond memorization and apply what we learn to new circumstances as well as gestures and cultural differences.

If you encounter Spanish speakers in your life, if you plan to travel, or if you just want to understand some of what you hear in movies or TV, this course is for you. Some content areas we can explore are daily conversation, numbers and time, around town, basic medical and emergency Spanish, and travel vocabulary and phrases.

The classes will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning on April 13th and ending June 3rd and running from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Cost for the course is $175.00. To register for these classes, visit our website at

Mt. Jewett Man's Truck Rolled Closing Rt. 255

WESB NEWSRADIO--Crash Closes Route 255

A truck driver and his passenger escaped injury, but an Elk County road was closed for several hours following an accident at 12:15 this morning. In a fax sent to WESB and The HERO, state police say 49-year-old Lawrence Himes of Mount Jewett was traveling south on Route 255 when the truck went out of control, traveled off the road and rolled onto its passenger side, losing its load of lumber. His passenger was 23-year-old Stephen Joshnick of St. Marys. Himes was cited for driving at an unsafe speed. Police say charges are pending as the investigation is continuing. The road re-opened at about 7:45 a.m.

Gordon H. Klinestiver, 75, of Huckleberry Circle, Emporium, PA

EMPORIUM — Gordon H. Klinestiver, 75, of Huckleberry Circle, Emporium, died Thursday (April 8, 2010) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

PennDOT Lowers Weight Posting for Cowanesque River Bridge on Teed Hollow Road in Potter County

PennDOT Lowers Weight Posting for Cowanesque River Bridge on Teed Hollow Road in Potter County

Clearfield – PennDOT has lowered the posted weight limit restriction on a Potter County bridge on Teed Hollow Road in Harrison Township. The Cowanesque River Bridge is located on Teed Hollow Road, near the Route 49 intersection and the Tioga County line. The bridge is now posted for a 9-ton weight limit.

Vehicles exceeding the posted weight limit must use an alternate route. The bridge had been previously posted for a weight limit of 34-tons for single vehicles and 40-tons for combination vehicles. The new, 9-ton posting went into effect April 8.

The decision to post the new weight limit was the result of a recent inspection. The Cowanesque River Bridge was built in 1938; is 65 feet long and carries an average of 62 vehicles per day. The new posting for the bridge will remain in place until further notice.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jakobs Hollow To Play Olga Cafe Saturday Night

Jakob's Hollow
Saturday, April 10 @ 7:30 PM
Jakob's Hollow at Cafe Olga

Jakob's Hollow is the collaborative effort of four performers and songwriters with a wide range of styles and influences. Nashville songwriter Eppie Bailey and Philadelphia songwriter Steve Quelet along with upright bassist Judy Shunk formed Jakob's Hollow in 2005, adding Allentown songwriter Josh Wolf in 2008. You can learn more about Jakob's Hollow at Come enjoy an entire evening of their music this Saturday at Cafe Olga.

Cafe Olga
4 East 2nd Street
Coudersport, Pennsylvania 16915
April 10, 2010
7:30 PM to ????
$6 cover

Domestic Dispute Results In Harassment Charge

Harassment Charged
A domestic dispute in Pike Township at 6:15 pm on Wednesday resulted in a Harassment charge.

Eric T. Peters, 47, is alleged to have slapped the face of a known 43 year old female with an open hand. Troopers said there were no visible injuries.

Peters will answer the charge in District Court before Judge Delores G. Bristol in Galeton.

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In recent Potter County Court action, Stephen Atkeson, 42 of St. Marys has been sentenced for DUI, Careless driving, accidents involving unattended vehicle, improper backing after being found guilty in a non-jury trial.

According to Potter County DA Andy Watson, Atkeson was arrested on November 30, 2008 after state police were called to the Friendly Inn in Roulette, PA after a Patron who was outside of the establishment witnessed Atkeson back his vehicle into another vehicle in the parking lot.

After an investigation the Trooper determined the name and address of the driver of the vehicle and immediately proceed to that location. Upon arrival the Trooper observed the identified vehicle in the driveway of the property. Upon speaking with the driver, Stephen Atkeson the Trooper noticed signs of intoxication, and smelled an alcoholic beverage on his breath.

After a battery of field coordination exercises the defendant was placed under arrest and taken to CCMH for a blood draw. Lab results confirmed that the Defendant’s BAC to be .13%. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08%.

Judge Stephen Minor ordered Atkeson to spend six months on probation; pa a $300 fine; perform 35 hours of community service and make $100 restitution for the DUI charge; spend one week to 90 days in jail and pay a $300 fine for hit and run.

Troopers Charge Jail Guards With Physically/Verbally Abusing Inmate


Bradford Mayor Names New Police Chief/Assistant

WESB NEWSRADIO--Lucco is New Police Chief
Chris Lucoo will be the new chief of the City of Bradford Police Department, and Mike Ward will be the assistant chief, effective tomorrow morning.

Updegraff Talks To Lawmakers About Banking Concerns

Citizens & Northern CEO talks reform in DC
Star Gazette
Charles H. Updegraff Jr., Citizens & Northern Bank president and CEO, was one of nearly 1,000 bankers who visited the nation’s capital to voice their concerns about how current banking proposals could impact the local economy. More...

Gas Well Impoundment Pond Exploded In Fire

Residents reported gas odors before explosion

George Zimmerman, who owns the property where an Atlas Energy wastewater impoundment pond caught fire on Wednesday, and neighbor Kyle Lengauer, said they experienced a "horrendous gas smell" in the days leading up to the fire, but they couldn't reach state officials to warn them.

"We actually left our house on Sunday because the fumes were so bad and we were so nauseated," said Mr. Lengauer, whose lives with his wife and two children on property that abuts Mr. Zimmerman's 480 acres in rural Hopewell.

Both men said they heard a loud explosion at about 8 a.m. Wednesday and saw an impoundment pond on fire with clouds of black smoke.

"I saw about a 100-foot flame -- you could see it seven miles away," said Mr. Zimmerman, who is embroiled in a lawsuit he filed against Moon-based Atlas Energy last year, alleging that the company "ruined his land with toxic chemicals," such as arsenic and benzene, used in hydraulic gas well fracturing.

Mr. Lengauer said he contacted a hotline for the state Department of Environmental Resources on Sunday, but was unable to reach agency officials because their voicemail boxes were full. More...

JAKOB'S HOLLOW in April and May at CAFE OLGA in Coudersport

Hey there Peoples!

I wanted to let you know about some special shows with JAKOB'S HOLLOW in April and May at CAFE OLGA in Coudersport.

This SATURDAY, APRIL 10th, Jakob’s Hollow will swing into Olga’s for a special show to celebrate the one year anniversary of “The Legend of Bobby the Kid”,and featured on harmonica will be the legendary Bobby the Kid in person! It’s a $5 cover, $3 under 18 yrs., show starts at 7:30pm.

Coming up on SATURDAY MAY 8th, The Songwriter’s Roundtable comes to Olga’s for our final show of 2010. The Roundtable will again be hosted by Jakob’s Hollow, and will feature the Bluegrass group “FELLSWOOP” from Allentown, and Blues guitar phenom V.E. PAUL from Williamsport. It’s a $5 cover, $3 under 18 yrs. Open stage at 6:00pm (sign up online), main show at 7:30pm., and Olga’s will feature a Mexican theme in honor of Cinco De Mayo!


A master of slide, finger style and electric Blues, V.E. PAUL has won awards and accolades for his outstanding abilities. Described by Blues veterans as “an old soul”, this high school age “bluesman” seems to be channeling the blues greats with every performance.

We recently did a show with the high energy Bluegrass aficionados “FELLSWOOP” at Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville, and fell right under the spell! With tremendous songwriting abilities and an absolutely magnetic presence on stage, we were super excited to hear they were coming to God’s Country to share their music!

Kicking off the night we will again feature the Roundtable Open Stage! You must pre-sign up by email for this open stage, and performers will do two songs apiece.

By the way, don’t forget that Jakob’s Hollow hosts the most laid back open stage on the planet, every Tuesday at CafĂ© Olga beginning at 7:00pm.

We hope to see you out there!


Lions Club President Ron Angood Recognized With Award
Coudersport Area Lions Club President Ron Angood, (center), gives fellow Lion Steve Erway a hug, after receiving the Melvin Jones Award, an award named after Chicago businessman Melvin Jones, the founder of the Lions Club, while District Governor Dean Kelchner looks on.

Ron was recognized for his years of dedication to Lionism, efforts on behalf of youth, the Elementary school yard sales benefiting Lions projects, his involvement in recycling, the Lions Club Chili Dinner, adopt a highway trash pick up, the Lions garden on Eulalia st., the Lions Train project, recycling of wheelchairs and medical equipment, running all over the county with Lions Club mints and most recently the Lions Club Mystery Dinner Theater, just to name a few things Ron has done.

Ron being the humble person he is was lost for words but when he regained his composure he thanked God for his recovery from cancer and said that he made a promise to him "that he would serve him everyday in any way he could."

The Lions Club would like to say THANK YOU RON, YOU'RE WONDERFUL, WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Northern Tier Marcellus Shale Business to Business Expo is being held on Saturday June 26th at Alparon Park in Troy, PA

The Northern Tier Marcellus Shale Business to Business Expo
is being held on Saturday June 26th at Alparon Park in Troy, PA. You can register for the event, get information and explore sponsorship opportunities on the expo's website at

With major sponsors such as Chesapeake Energy, Talisman Energy, East Resources and EOG Resources this event will provide businesses and entrepreneurs with the unique opportunity to network among some of the natural gas industry’s most important contacts and supporting industries.

The natural gas industry is raving about the quality and quantity of natural gas in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. Industry leaders are taking note and putting major resources into this region. Taking the opportunity to be part of this business to business expo located in one of the hot spots of drilling activity in Troy, Pennsylvania is a must if you and your business is interested in becoming part of this emerging industry.

Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us June 26th at the Northern Tier Marcellus Shale Business to Business Expo in Troy, Pennsylvania!"

We have lost the still of the night............

Wind-farm forum brings large turnout

ALLEGANY - “We have lost the still of the night, and my hope and prayer for you is that you never have to live with the nightmare we have in Cohocton.”

Those were the words of Hal Graham concerning a Cohocton wind-turbine farm, as he spoke Wednesday evening at a public forum in Allegany. More...

Thompson Staff to Hold Constituent Hours in Coudersport

Thompson Staff to Hold Constituent Hours in Coudersport

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that his district office staff will travel to Coudersport on Friday, April 16th, 2010, to hold constituent hours. While Thompson maintains two full time district offices in Bellefonte and Titusville, he is committed to bringing constituent services to every one of the 17 counties in the 5th Congressional District by offering this face-to-face time with staff in different locations.

“I travel extensively throughout the district, and everywhere I go, I hear from people who need help in dealing with the federal government with issues from social security to passports,” said Thompson. “Staff is always available by telephone, but by having constituent hours in many different communities, it allows those who want to meet with staff a more convenient opportunity to do so.”

Thompson’s staff will be available to answer questions and to assist area residents and business owners with a wide variety of federal issues including, but not limited to, economic and workforce development opportunities, social security, Medicare and veteran’s benefits. If you are not able to attend the constituent hours, remember you can still contact Congressman Thompson’s Bellefonte Office at 814-353-0215 or visit his website at

Date: Friday, April 16th, 2010

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Potter County Education Council

227 North Main Street

Coudersport, PA

Mt. Jewett Man Accused In Violation of PFA Order

PFA Order Violation Alleged
A Mount Jewett man was taken into custody for violating a Protection From Abuse order by State Police today.

Lawrence William Himes, 49, of Mt. Jewett, PA, is accused of violating the PFA held by Diana Jean Gagliardi, 46, Mt. Jewett, PA. The violation took place at 2 Boyd Street in Mt. Jewett.

Himes was arraigned before District Judge Cercone and released on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

Annual Youth Baseball Clinic Saturday At CARP

Annual Youth Baseball Clinic Saturday At CARP
The Coudersport High School Baseball team will be holding the annual youth baseball clinic this Saturday, April 10 from 9 am - noon at the Little League field at CARP.

Registration for the clinic will begin at 8:45. Coach Doug McClintic and the defending District 9 champion Falcons invite all area youth – Coudersport, Port Allegany, Shinglehouse, Roulette, and Austin – to participate in the program.

All facets of baseball – fielding, throwing, hitting, and running – will be covered and many of the varsity ball players will be on hand to offer assistance.

The clinic is free to all children who are registered with the Coudersport Service Club - there is a $10 fee for children outside of Coudersport.

Please dress appropriately and we hope to see you there!



BRADFORD, Pa. – The rock band SafetySuit, whose video “Stay” was ranked first on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown last summer, will perform April 12 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The concert, sponsored by the Student Activities Council, will be held at 8 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Tickets are free for students, $5 in advance and $10 the day of the show for the public. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling the Student Activities Office at (814)362-7593.

Opening for the group will by Suddyn.

SafetySuit, composed of Doug Brown on guitar and vocals, Dave Garofalo on lead guitar, Jeremy Henshaw on bass and Tate Cunningham on drums, is known for powerhouse, guitar-driven rock.

“This is a band that the students listened to last summer, and we knew it would be a fun end-of-the-year event,” said Christina Graham, director of student activities.

Mayumi Park, SAC musical entertainment chairperson who is a psychology major from Winter Park, Fla., called the band’s style “unique.”

“They play energetic music, and it appeals to students who listen to other styles of music than what SafetySuit plays,” Park said. “We had the opportunity to book them since their tour was coming through the area, and we knew it would be a great live performance.”

The band’s spring tour will end with the VH1 Best Cruise Ever April 15 to 19 from Tampa, Fla., to Grand Cayman, during which they will perform with 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, Shinedown and more than a dozen other bands.

SafetySuit began with a group of friends thrown together to compete in a battle of the bands in Tulsa, Okla. They’ve since moved to Nashville, Tenn., secured an impressive fan base and signed with Universal Motown Records Group, which released its album, “Life Left to Go,” in May 2008.

Suddyn is a piano-driven rock band with three Top-30 singles in Ireland. The band is the joined forces of two Montauk, N.Y., brothers and two young musicians from Ireland. They draw on influences like Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and U2.

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

2010 Stars & Parks Program At Cherry Springs State Park

Another Successful Marcellus Meeting!

Another Successful Marcellus Meeting!

by Janice L. Hancharick

Coudersport's Marcellus Expo was the great success we all thought it would be. Certainly the public now understands that one doesn't have to own rights' to benefit from the development of shale gas.

4-County's gas meeting held on March 27th also proved to be very successful, not only for group members but for all who attended. The approximate audience count made by some attendees was 150+ which indicates the level of interest people have in making the Marcellus happening a good one for our region.

The materials handed out to everyone were provided by a number of sources: C&N Bank, Lester Greevy (a gas lawyer often seen on Penn State webinars, in group meetings and @ PSU seminars), geologist/lease developer/marketer William Capouillez (often used in a similar capacity with his set of facts), and an abundance of booklets which came directly from PSU's Marcellus Center for Research and Development. Thanks go out to all who made these hand-outs available for the meeting.

It was obvious throughout the presentation, and during the question-and-answer period that followed that the entire audience had done its homework since 4-County's third meeting. The depth of details being asked about gave everyone more to consider than lease amounts and royalty percentages.

It came as a surprise to more than a few, myself included, that big royalty offerings do not necessarily mean more money in one's pocket. (More change may-be ...) Once again it was made abundantly clear it's the fine print in company leases that can torpedo rights' owners' dreams. This learning process we're all involved in will serve the Marcellus region well.

As the meeting wound down Mr. Capouillez announced that 4-County was "going to bid" this month. Although it takes weeks for this process to reach its goal, the fact that contracts were rapidly disappearing from the back table indicates that we continue to grow ... a plus for us all!

Since March 27th requests to join 4-County are still coming in, not just from individuals, but interest has been shown from public entities and religious institutions too. Sometimes public-minded rights owners from the past have chosen to will their rights to favorite organizations.

Yes. This last meeting was a success on many levels.

.Registrations are now being accepted for the 2010 Potter – Tioga Maple Festival Parade

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2010 Potter – Tioga Maple Festival Parade. The parade will be held during the maple festival on May 1st. Line-up is at 2:15 pm with the Parade at 3:00 pm. The parade route will be on Main Street Coudersport from Allegheny Avenue to Fourth Street.

Online registrations for the Parade are being accepted at the Coudersport Rotary Website.

For more information on the 2010 Potter – Tioga Maple Festival contact the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce at (814) 274-8165, visit the website at: or email the chamber at:



The Galeton Chapter of Business and Professional Women will be holding an Open House at the Galeton Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, April 19th.

Galeton BPW has been very active within the Galeton Community and has also been providing scholarship and educational loan money to Galeton students and area women.

Each year the club sponsors the Holly Tree Christmas House tour and the Galeton Garden Tour and Plant Sale.

They have made donations to "A Way Out", The American Cancer Society, The Potter County Education Council, The Christmas House, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and each year they contribute money for summer reading programs at the Galeton Public Library, just to name a few.

This Open House is an opportunity to see what BPW is all about and to meet the current members, share some tea and dessert and just have a "girl's night out". Membership is open to any Galeton area woman. The group meets the 4th Monday of each month (excluding July and December) and there is a speaker of interest at most meetings.

If you have any questions, please contact BPW President, Alison Welfling at (814) 591-3023. We hope to see you there!

LEPC Meeting Announcement

Potter County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 27th at the County EOC. Please contact this Office no later than Monday, April 19th to confirm your attendance.

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of April 12

Clearfield – PennDOT issues the following travel update for the Route 219/Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. This update is for the week of April 12. 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.
• 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 bridgework. 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

Bradford Police Charge Teen After Hours Long Chase

Man Facing Charges After Chase

A Bradford man is facing charges after a motorcycle chase late Tuesday night in the city and Bradford and Foster townships.

In a fax sent to WESB and The HERO, Bradford City Police say 19-year-old Chaz Zawatski of Burnside Avenue is charged with fleeing or eluding police and numerous summary traffic offenses.

The pursuit started at about 9:30 when Zawatski drove away from a police officer who was trying to make a traffic stop.

Heavy Trucks Tearing Up County Roadways

Potter County roadways seeing effects of truck traffic as Marcellus Shale drilling heats up

Potter County roadways are seeing the effects of heavier truck traffic in some areas as the Marcellus Shale drilling projects pick up.

Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel explained that areas in West Branch Township south of Galeton have roads that show deterioration already.More...

Shinglehouse Jr. Little League Sign Ups

Today is the last day to turn in sign up forms for Shinglehouse Jr. Little League! Please turn them in at the school or the Shinglehouse Library.
  • Thursday, April 8th - last day to turn in registration forms
  • Saturday, April 10th - Noon to 1:00 PM - 7 year old try outs at the Little League field in Shinglehouse
  • Saturday, April 10th - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - LAST CHANCE sign ups for ages 7 - 12 at the Little League field pavilion

Three From Emporium Jailed In Wellsville On Felony Drug Charges

More heroin busts in village

By Brian Quinn
WELLSVILLE - Four people each face a felony drug charge after they were allegedly caught with suspected marijuana and heroin.

At 2:19 a.m. Tuesday, police, with assistance from state troopers, arrested Justin C. Grovanz 20, Michael J. Hallowell, 17, and Karissa R. Dowell, 17, all of Emporium, Pa., and Karal J. Ginnery, 25, of Hinsdale. They were each charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Grovanz was also charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief to property.

All four were arraigned by village Justice Christopher O’Connor and remanded to the county jail. Bail was set at $5,000 for Dowell and $10,000 for the other three. All four are due to appear May 18 in Wellsville Village Justice Court. More...

Hunter Education/Safety Class Set This Weekend

Hunter Education/Safety Class Set This Weekend

Potter County Today

huntersafetyThe Potter County Treasurer’s office often fields questions about opportunities for certified hunter education/safety classes.

All first-time hunters in Pennsylvania are required to successfully complete the course.

East Fork Sportsmen’s Club, located at 2942 Wharton Road, south of Austin, will sponsor a hunter education/safety class this weekend. Times are 6-9 pm Friday, April 9, and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday April 10. For more information, contact Robert Miller at (814) 435-2140

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

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Troopers Find 16 Underage Drinkers After Unreasonable Noise Complaint

Underage Consumption
When State Police from Emporium investigated a noise complaint at 2:30 am on Tuesday morning at 1861 Old West Creek Road in Shippen Township, they discovered 16 minors who were found to have been drinking alcohol.

Trevor Lewis Johnson, 113 Clear Creek Road, Emporium, PA, was cited for Disorderly Conduct for making unreasonable noise.

Actor(s) Cut Tops Off Germania Man's Pine Trees

Trees Damaged In Germania
Coudersport State Police investigated an incident of Criminal Mischief that occurred between April 3rd and April 5th on Club Hill Road in the Village of Germania.

Unknown actor(s) entered the property of John D. Fox of 83 Club Hill Road, Galeton, PA, and cut the tops from 7 pine trees which were planted on his property.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact PSP Coudersport. Trooper Sean M. Jenary-Patrol Section is the investigating officer.

Arlene I. Goodman, 86, of Aurora, IL

AURORA, ILL. -Arlene I. Goodman, 86, of Aurora died Sunday (April 4, 2010) at the Countryside Care Centre in Aurora with her family by her side.

Born Dec. 9, 1923, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Raymond and Lila Cook Frisbee. A longtime resident of Eldred, Pa., she was a 1941 graduate of Eldred High School and later graduated from Bryant & Stratton Business School in Buffalo, N.Y.

On May 26, 1946, in the Eldred Methodist Church, she married Lyle R. Goodman, who survives. In 2000, they established residence in Aurora to be closer to family.

Mrs. Goodman was employed in the Eldred area for many years, working during World War II at the Eldred Munitions Plant and was later a secretary at Bradford Supply, the law office of George Angel and the dental offices of Dr. Jack Welch in Eldred and Dr. Boyce McDivitt in Portville, N.Y.

She was a member of the Eldred Free Methodist Church before its closing, then was a member of the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church in Prentisvale, Pa. She was anticipating the arrival of her fourth great-grandchild.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Dana (Laura) Goodman of Aurora, Robert (Pamela) Goodman of Exeter, N.H., and William (Susan) Goodman of Lawrenceville, Ga.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Howard, Leon, Richard and Donald Frisbee; and two sisters, Hazel Robson and Cleo (Kearney) Wolcott.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. Funeral services will be held Friday (April 9, 2010) at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God in Eldred with the Rev. Roger Laktash officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church or the McKean County Hospice Fund.

The Jake’s Rocks Overlook on the Allegheny National Forest Closed To Public

Jake's Rocks Closed
The Jake’s Rocks Overlook on the Allegheny National Forest will be closed to the public beginning immediately due to construction and maintenance work being performed at the site. Jake’s Rocks is scheduled to re-open to the public on Saturday, April 17th.

The Rimrock Overlook will be open for the summer season beginning Friday, April 9th.

The Bradford Ranger District can be reached at (814) 363-6000 if you have additional questions.

Posted by Anne @ 1490 NewsBlog

I-80 westbound lanes closed by crash

I-80 westbound lanes closed by crash

A section of Interstate 80 westbound has been closed by a fatal vehicle crash at about 2:30 p.m. today.

According to state police, I-80 near mile marker 161 has been closed down while emergency workers respond to the crash. No further information on the crash, or how long the highway will be closed, was immediately available.

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Public Encouraged To Attend Suicide Prevention Program Tonight

Public Encouraged To Attend Suicide Prevention Program Tonight
April 7th, 2010

mikeemmeFounders of the nationally recognized Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program are in Potter County this week for several local functions, including an opportunity tonight (Wednesday, April 7) for the community to gather in support of the cause. Dale and Dar Emme from Westminster, Colo., are visiting schools and local communities. The Emmes founded Yellow Ribbon in 1994 after losing their son to suicide. They are bringing focus, action, intervention, and coalition-building to suicide prevention efforts.

“It Takes a Village to Prevent a Suicide” is the theme of tonight’s community meeting, scheduled for 6 in the auditorium of the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building in Coudersport. The Emmes will share information about teen suicide and how a community can work as a team with the goal of preventing the tragedy. Information will of particular interest to parents, students, social service employees, doctors and educators.

Additional information on Project Yellow Ribbon in Potter County is available from Debbie Hamilton 274-8651 or

Today's Recalls

Del Bueno Amends Recall of Queso Fresco Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

Kroger Recalls Two Seasonings Due to Possible Health Risk

Del Bueno Recalls Queso Fresco Because of Possible Health Risk

US Oftalmi Announces Voluntary Recall of the Camolyn Eye Drops Product Line, and Fisiolin Nasal Drops. Includes All Lots of 15mL Bottles.

Mccormick & Company Recalls Mccormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix Due To Unlabeled Wheat And Milk Ingredients

DEP to Hold Free Drinking Water Source Protection Workshop in Clearfield

DEP to Hold Free Drinking Water Source Protection Workshop in Clearfield

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection today invited water suppliers and local officials to attend a free workshop where they will learn how to collaborate and better protect drinking water sources.

The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at the Hyde Social Hall, 1618 Washington Ave. in Clearfield. It will explain how communities can assess and protect areas surrounding water sources, facilitate better local decision making on land use and open space preservation, and involve the public in efforts to avoid contamination.

Information on DEP’s source water protection technical assistance program also will be presented.

Those interested in attending must pre-register for the workshop by visiting or by contacting Julie Kollar of the League of Women Voters’ Water Resources Education Network at 267-468-0555 or

The workshop is sponsored by DEP, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s Water Resources Education Network, the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association (PRWA), the Pennsylvania Section of American Water Works Association, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Clearfield County Conservation District, Clearfield County Planning and Community Development Office, Clearfield County Senior Environment Corps/RSVP, and the Great DuBois Chamber of Commerce.

PRWA will provide 3.5 contact hours for certified operators.

For more information, call 570-327-3659 or visit

PA Must Take Action to Protect Water Resources from Drilling Wastewater, Other Sources of TDS Pollution

Proposed Rules will Help Keep Drinking Water, Streams and Rivers Clean

HARRISBURG -- High levels of total dissolved solids pollution from natural gas drilling and other sources pose a real threat to Pennsylvania’s streams and rivers, including aquatic life, warned Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today.

“The treating and disposing of gas drilling brine and fracturing wastewater is a significant challenge for the natural gas industry because of its exceptionally high TDS concentrations,” said Hanger. “Marcellus drilling is growing rapidly and our rules must be strengthened now to prevent our waterways from being seriously harmed in the future.”
Hanger pointed to recent examples where TDS impaired streams and affected major sources of drinking water.

In 2008 and 2009, TDS levels exceeded drinking water standards along the Monongahela River, which is a major source of drinking water. Drinking water treatment plants do not have the equipment available to remove TDS, so any water polluted with TDS goes into Pennsylvania’s homes and businesses.

Similarly, in early September 2009, excessive TDS levels led to an environmental disaster that wiped out 26 miles of Dunkard Creek in Greene County, as well as many miles of the creek in West Virginia. These high TDS concentrations, coupled with other factors such as temperature and nutrient concentrations, enabled golden algae to bloom and created an inhospitable environment for aquatic life. The algae released toxins to the water column that literally wiped out aquatic life, including at least 16 species of freshwater mussels and 18 species of fish.

Dunkard Creek is an example of what can happen if TDS is not controlled, said Hanger, and the loss of this important public resource was an environmental and economic tragedy.

TDS is a measure of all elements dissolved in water that can include carbonates, chlorides, sulfates, nitrates, sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. In addition to natural gas drilling, other sources of TDS include, abandoned mine drainage, agricultural runoff, and discharges from industrial or sewage treatment plants.

For more information, visit

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Weddings With Art by Olga

Weddings with Art by Olga

Personalize your wedding day with everything from custom glassware painting by Olga to full room decor. We can help make your special day a one-of-a-kind event. We can even host your reception or shower at Olga Gallery & Cafe as well.Glass by Olga

We offer personalized hand-painted glassware, platters, candle holders, shower gifts, bud vases, even favors for your guests. Olga's hand-painted champagne flutes have been extremely popular with wedding parties over the years. In addition, Olga can design hand-made jewelry for the bride or bridal party. She can match any
color or style.

Complete your ensemble with an exquisite shawl or wrap hand-knit exclusively for you by Olga.

Finally your wedding invitation can be customized with an image of Olga's artwork or we offer traditional invitations as well.

We look forward to helping make your wedding day memorable.

Olga Gallery
2 East 2nd Street
Coudersport, Pennsylvania 16915

State Police Accuse Inmate Of Having Marijuana At Jail

Marijuana At Potter County Jail
State Police at Coudersport are investigating an incident in which an inmate at the Potter County Jail, in Coudersport, was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana while being detained at the jail.

David Leon Dailey, 33, of 171 West Main Street, Galeton, PA, is accused of having the contraband between 3-24-10 and 3-31-10 while incarcerated on the charges below.

The police report did not elaborate on the details of the investigation.

3-24-2010--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 22nd at 1:30 pm in District Court 55-4-01.

Route 44 A Mess In Lycoming County


Census Crucial For Federal & State Funding

County Participation Rate Now 65% In U.S. Census

censusbadge1Some 65 percent of Potter County residents have filled out and mailed their 2010 U.S. Census questionnaires as of Tuesday morning, April 6, according to a report issued from the Potter County Commissioners. After a encouraging start, the county’s participation rate no longer exceeds the statewide average (67%) but is still higher than the national rate (62%).

Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich points out that $10,000 in state and federal funding during the decade hinges on each person who is counted, so the stakes are high. Census data are used to distribute more than 50 federal grants, including support for education, transportation, health and human services, housing, criminal justice, employment services, farming and environmental protection.

“Our goal is 100 percent,” Dietrich said. “As high as the consequences of an undercount are for the county, they’re even higher for the townships and boroughs.”

Some Potter County residents may have not yet received their 2010 U.S. Census questionnaires. They should call a toll-free number, 1-866-872-6868, if their form has not arrived. U.S. citizens are required by law to complete the census form. Temporary Census Bureau employees will soon begin door-to-door visits of residences that have not returned the questionnaire.

Questionnaires have been reduced from 10 pages in 2000 to 10 questions this time around. Potter County Human Services is encouraging anyone who has questions or concerns about the forms to attend a workshop at the agency’s office in Roulette from 1-3 pm on Tuesday, April 13. There’s also a Questionnaire Assistance Center, available toll-free at 1-866-872-6868.

Howard E. Hartman 86, of 1355 Droney Rd., Gifford, PA

Howard E. Hartman, 86, of 1355 Droney Road, Gifford, passed away, Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at his residence.

Born July 12, 1923, in Kane, he was a son of the late Emil and Laura (Howard) Hartman.

On September 14, 1945 in Bradford he married Betty L. (Erskin) Hartman who survives.

Mr. Hartman attended local schools. He was a Veteran of the United States Army during WW II, and served in the European Theater.

He had been a self employed as an independent oil producer and also worked at Kendall/ Witco Refinery Company, retiring as an operator after 32 years of service.

He was a member of Evans Memorial United Methodist Church,and head usher for many years, a member of the Masonic Lodge #555 F&AM, and the Coudersport Consistory. He had been a 4H leader and an instructor for Pennsylvania Hunter Safety Course.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Gayle (Jerry) Tarbox of Gifford, three sons Stephen Hartman and Kevin (Sue) Hartman all of Gifford and Earl Stanley (Pam) Hartman of Warren, six grandchildren, Lisa Marie Tarbox, Wayne Tarbox, Shawn Hartman, Susan (Michael) Vilcheck, Todd Hartman and Melissa (John) Hanson, thirteen great grandchildren: Andrew Kloss, Matthew Kloss, Brandon Hartman, Seth Hartman, Tony Hanson, Austin Hanson, Colton Hanson, Ariel Hartman, Katelynn Hartman, Kyle Hartman, Madison Hartman, Steven Vilcheck, and Ashley Vilcheck, two sisters; Roberta Moore, of Jamestown, NY and Carol (Bill) Songer, of Limestone, NY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Elmer Hartman and Raymond Hartman and one sister Laura Willoughby.

Family will be receiving Friends on Friday, April 9, 2010, from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street and again on Saturday in the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church from 10:00 to 11:00AM at which time funeral and committal will be held with Rev. David Stains, Pastor officiating.

Masonic services will be held by members of Northers Star Lodge #555 at 7:00PM, Friday in the funeral home

Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

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

Online condolences may be made at