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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Welcome to the World Dylan Edward Wankel


JoEllen Chesnut, and Terry Wankel of Bradford, PA, who are celebrating the birth of their child today.

Dylan Edward Wankel was born at 5:49 pm today at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Read the whole story with photos

Convenience Store Robbed In Ceres, NY Saturday Night

Police Seeking Short Woman Wearing Dark Hoodie

New York State Police are looking for a short female wearing a dark hoodie who robbed a convenience store at 9341 Route 417 in Ceres, NY Saturday night at 8:47 PM.

Police said the woman had a knife and made off with an unknown amount of cash and cigarettes. Anyone with information should contact NY State Police at Amity, NY.

Garage Sale Saturday & Sunday Near Coudersport

Saturday and Sunday April 17th-18th
25 Oak Lane, Coudersport
See Solomon's Free Yard Sale List For Details

Email your yard sale listing to shurfine40@gmail for free listing

Track, Kane Invitational Was Chilly Meet

Track, Kane Invitational
A good crowd was on hand representing many different schools. The folks were doing the best they could in the windy mid-30 degree temps and the sky trying to precipitate.

Photos by Leo Szczesny, Sunken Branch Photography

Man Killed When Pickup Hits Tree

Man killed in Covington pickup truck crash

Star Gazette
A Covington man died Friday after the pickup truck he was driving struck a tree.

State police in Mansfield said Van C. Roupp, 51, of Covington sustained severe chest trauma when the Ford F-150 left the road and ran head-on into a tree on Packard Road, almost a mile west of Bruelly Hill Road in Covington Township. He was not wearing a seat belt, police said. More...

Josh Wolf Performing Saturday Night At Cafe' Olga

Ambulance Responding To Victim Of Fall At Fuel Station Near Burtville

Fall Victim At Pacific Pride
At 2:15 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Ambulance 3 has been sent to the Pacific Pride Station on Route 6 near Burtville to assist a fall victim.

Patricia A. Smith, 54, of, Smethport, formerly of Reading and West Chester, PA

Smethport - Patricia A. Smith, 54, of, Smethport, formerly of Reading and West Chester, PA died unexpectedly Friday (April 16, 2010) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

She was born Oct 14, 1955 in West Chester, a daughter of Charles R. and June E. Bostelle Hanley.

Trish was a graduate of Henderson High School, West Chester, PA and attended West Chester State College, West Chester, PA receiving a bachelors degree in criminal justice.

Having lived out of the area for the last few years, she supported the Reading Pagans and Witches in Reading, PA as well as the McKean County SPCA, and the Animal Rescue Site.

She is survived by two daughters: Rebecca Ambuski of Cattaraugus, NY, and Sarah Smith of Smethport, PA; a grandson, Matthew Moore, and a granddaughter, Mia Ambuski, both of Cattaraugus, NY. Also surviving are one sister, Elizabeth (Robert) Smith of Downingtown , PA and one brother, Stephen (Toni) Hanley of Morgantown, PA. Trish also leaves behind Baby Girl and Little Guy Smith who will really miss their noms and scritches from their Momma.

At the family’s request, there will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the Thomas home, located at 16636 Route 6 in Smethport, PA. For those that are willing, please dress for work, as to honor Trish, a work session at the McKean County SPCA will follow.

Memorials may be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701 or your local no kill shelter.

Online condolences may be made at

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

Alice “Beverly” Mashula, 85, of Germania, PA

Alice “Beverly” Mashula, 85, of Germania, PA, died on Friday, April 16, 2010 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born March 2, 1925, in Carter Camp, PA, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (Schramm) Swan. She was married to Frank Mashula, who predeceased her on May 2, 1996.

Beverly worked at Galeton Production for ten years and then was a homemaker. She was a member of St Germain Catholic Church in Germania, St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton, PA, and the Germania Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She greatly enjoyed working in her flower gardens, crocheting, and was a wonderful cook and baker.

Surviving are two sons, Frank A. Mashula, Germania and Mark (Lori) Mashula, Carter Camp; two daughters, Cherie Mashula, Galeton and Linda (Charles) Brown, Carter Camp; a sister, Mildred Rawson, Coudersport; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Beverly was predeceased by a son, George Michael Mashula and two brothers, Fred and Walter Swan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:00am, with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

Does God still speak to us, or did He stop with the apostles?

Knowing the Lord's Voice

Knowing God's VoiceDoes God still speak to us, or did He stop with the apostles? If possible, how do we learn to hear His voice? These are common questions, and thankfully they have clear answers. Read Dr. Stanley's response and discover how to know the Lord's voice

New Regulations May Endanger Farmers' Markets

Clinton County Farmers market in jeopardy with new regs

Lock Haven Express

Another issue the downtown agency is dealing with is the yearly Farmers' Market, which normally sets up Saturday morning at the Clinton County Courthouse parking lot.

Due to regulations designed to insure food safety, the market is in jeopardy this year, according to Boileau.

The Promotions Committee is reviewing management of the market in light of U.S. Department of Agriculture licensing requirements.

Baked goods, for example, must be produced in a USDA-approved kitchen. The requirements make Downtown Inc. responsible for policing the market, advertising, carrying liability and asking to see a vendor's licenses, Boileau said. "While we want everyone to have an opportunity to sell their baked goods, Downtown Lock Haven Inc. has to take full responsibility for the products being sold at the market. If vendors are not willing to obtain the license, they are not permitted to sell at the market."

The Farmers Market in Bellefonte (open Saturday and Wednesday mornings at the courthouse) is run by its members. The market vendors formed an association a few years ago to take care of management tasks. Now to join the market, vendors must be part of the association, according to secretary Lois Stringer. Association members pay an annual fee as well as a daily fee, and the money is used for advertising, promotion, liability insurance and other expenses, she said.

The market is almost full for this summer before it has even opened, she reported.

In Lock Haven, another agency may be asked to operate the market, Boileau said. Read entire article...

Special Programs This Weekend On WESB

Coming Up on the Weekend Wrap ...

Saturday at 9:15 a.m. on 1490 WESB -- Steve Feldman and Bridgette Wells will be talking about the third annual Bradford Mastercraft All-American Soap Box Derby.

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. on 1490 WESB -- The Kids-for-Cash scandal in Luzerne County, including an interview with Judge John Cleland

Sunday 9:25 a.m. on 1490 WESB -- Legislative Report with State Representative Marty Causer


On 100.1 The HERO, you can hear The Weekend Wrap starting at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Protesters Oppose Drilling In Allegany State Park

WESB NEWSRADIO--Protesters Target U.S. Energy
Protesters rallied in front of U.S. Energy's Getzville headquarters Friday to voice their opposition to the company's plan to drill in Allegany State Park. The company owns mineral rights on 2,800 acres in the park, and wants to drill for oil and gas there. Protesters pointed to the company's drilling activities in the Allegheny National Forest that was halted by the Pennsylvania Departament of Environmental Protection because of violations. DEP has since allowed drilling to resume. A company official says the violations were due to the actions of a subcontractor, who was immediately fired. Litigation is pending against the subcontractor.

McKean County Officials Review Greenway/Trail Plans

Top 10 trail priorities discussed at Thursday Greenways meeting

SMETHPORT — Governmental and tourism officials and representatives from other interested organizations met Thursday at a public meeting at the 911 Emergency Operations Center in Smethport to discuss and review the McKean County Greenway/Trail Plan. More...

Defense Attorneys Say Haggie's Rights Were Violated

New details in Haggie case

Era Reporter

Defense attorneys representing accused murderer Thomas Haggie contend that his constitutional rights were violated, and all evidence of his alleged crime that was discovered at the Riddell House should be thrown out of court. More...

Daniel K. Heyler, 58, of 704 East Main Street, Westfield, PA

Daniel K. Heyler, 58, of 704 East Main Street, Westfield, PA, passed away, Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.

He was born February 7, 1952 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Edward and Dorna Mudge Heyler.

He was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, the Bogar Run Hunting Club, Navoo, PA and a life-member of the NRA. Dan was an Eagle Scout and involved in scouting for many years. He was owner/operator of Heyler's Garage where he considered his customers as his "2nd Family." Dan also worked for Brugger & Crandall, Whitcomb Ford and Schultz Motors.

He survived by his wife of 31 years, Connie Collum Heyler; daughter, Gwen Heyler, Westfield, PA; son, Allen and fiancee, Amber Baker, Cowenesque, PA; sister, Nancy "David" Resseguie, Rochester, NY; brothers, Sam "Mary Ellen" Heyler, Bradford, PA, Dick Heyler, Gillett, PA, Marty "Joyce" Heyler, Westfield, PA; parents, Edward and Dorna Heyler, Westfield, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM at the Westfield United Methodist Church. Pastor Deborah Watkins officiating. Burial in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA.

Memorials may be made to the Westfield United Methodist Church or the Cowanesque Valley High School Daniel Heyler Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Malcolm O. Brown, 89, of 590 Howland Hill Rd., Westfield, PA

Malcolm O. Brown, 89, of 590 Howland Hill Rd., Westfield, PA passed away April 15, 2010 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.

He was born August 7, 1920 in Coalstrip, MT, the son of F. Lew and Beatrice Ada Owlett Brown.

He worked as an auto mechanic for many years, he served in the Army during World War Two and was a survivor of the "Battle of the Bulge". He was a life member of the Galeton VFW, member of the DAV and Ulysses American Legion, loved gardening, was an avid sportsman and was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp. before World War Two.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie; son, Terry (Sandra) Brown, Knoxville, PA; daughter, Lynda (John) Painter, Westfield, PA; five grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great greatgrandson; sister, Shirley (Robert H.) Francis, Ulysses, PA; numerous nieces and nephews; preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Chilson.

Friends are invited to a memorial service for Malcolm, Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 11:00 am. at the Gold Baptist Church. Rev. Frank Mickle, officiating. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sabinsville Ambulance Assn., Sabinsville, PA 16943. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Emporium Teen Charged With Harassment

Harassment Charged
Zachary Tilburg, 18, of Emporium, PA, was charged with HARASSMENT by State Police in Emporium after he grabbed a 43 year old female around the neck, and held her against a wall at an East 5th Street Extension location in Emporium Boro on April 12 at 7:47 pm.

Police Investigating A Theft From Motor Vehicle In Shippen Township

Radio Stolen From Vehicle
Last Friday/Saturday, Emporium State Police report that someone stole a radio from a motor vehicle on Route 4004 at Wesleyan Church in Shippen Township.

The victim is Kevin Crum, Emporium, PA

Criminal Mischief Reported On Route 872

No Trespassing Signs Knocked Over
State Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief along Route 872 in Keating Township, Potter County.

Overnight on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, unknown actor(s) knocked over "No Trespassing" signs belonging to Leslie Howarth, of Rt. 872, Coudersport, PA.

Fred J. Mencer, 86, of Winchester Place, Horicon, Wisconsin

HORICON, Wis. - Fred J. Mencer, 86, of Winchester Place went to his heavenly home on Tuesday (April 13, 2010).

Born Feb. 17, 1924, in East Smethport, Pa., he was a son of Archie L. and Edna M. Ferman Mencer. On Sept. 30, 1955, at the Baptist Temple in Oshkosh, he married the former Corinne F. Wickman, who predeceased him Oct. 27, 2004. They had met at the Summer Institute of Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Mr. Mencer received Jesus Christ as his Savior on Aug. 17, 1947, while hitchhiking. A man stopped to give him a ride and witnessed to him about the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.

He served with the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1946 in England, France and Germany.

He attended Clarion (Pa.) State College in 1946; Washington Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., in 1947; he graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, N.Y., in 1951; and from Wheaton College in 1952. In 1956, he graduated with a master's degree in theology from the Dallas Theological Seminary and in 1963 graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a master's degree in library science.

Mr. Mencer and his wife were appointed as missionary candidates to the Belgian Congo under Baptist Mid-Missions in 1956, but the development of family health problems prevented them from pursuing the vocation.

He worked as a librarian in Ashland from 1963 to 1965, at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire from 1965 to 1970 and was director of Dodge County Library Service from 1970 until his retirement in 1990.

Mr. Mencer was a member of Calvary Bible Church in Fond du Lac and enjoyed his ministry in Gideons International. He taught Bible study at the Waupun Correctional Facility from 1980 to 1984, was a life member of the Wisconsin Library Association in Madison, member and past president of the Beaver Dam Kiwanis Club, was active in the Boy Scouts of America having reached the level of Eagle Scout, and he enjoyed the outdoors, camping, swimming and hiking.

Surviving are a daughter, Grace (Anton) Hughes of Mayville; two granddaughters, Becky Hughes and Rachael (Matthew) Riel; a brother, Robert (Helen) Mencer of Hamburg, N.Y.; cousins in Smethport and Rochester, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a grandson, Tony Hughes; a brother, Donald Mencer; a sister, Dolores Mencer; and a cousin, Judge Glenn Mencer, formerly of Smethport.

Friends may call at the Calvary Bible Church, 70 E. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac, on Friday (April 16, 2010) from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at which time funeral services will be held with Pastor Ken Kramer officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Arrangements are under direction of the Mach Funeral Chapel in Fond du Lac.
Additional information and a guest register are available at

Post Office Box Holders Need To Make Sure They Are Counted In Census

U.S. Census Bureau offers new options for post office boxes
Friday, April 16, 2010
The Progress, Clearfield, PA

Census 2010 is well under way, but many Pennsylvanians are still waiting to be counted. Those who pick up their mail at a post office box most likely did not receive questionnaires from the U.S. Census Bureau, but fortunately, they have several ways to ensure they are counted.

"In the long run, every resident benefits by participating in the census," Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Executive Director David M. Sanko says. "Much of the funding each community receives to provide essential services is based on these population numbers, and if post office boxes are left out, rural Pennsylvania is going to suffer the consequences.

"If you have a post office box, you previously had to wait for a personal visit from a census-taker," Sanko says. "This year, participation is much easier."

According to the Census Bureau, for the first time ever, residents with post office boxes may do one of the following to participate:

* Call the Census 2010 Help Line toll-free at (866) 872-6868 to answer the census survey questions over the phone.

* Call the Census 2010 Help Line toll-free at (866) 872-6868 to ask that a survey questionnaire be sent to a post office box.

* Pick up a form at a local Questionnaire Assistance Center. To find a center near them, residents may log onto the Census 2010 Web site at and scroll down to the options under "Didn't Receive a Form."

"A lot is at stake with this nationwide count," Sanko says. "This census is what determines each municipality's federal funding levels for everything from road maintenance and construction to other critical public works projects, health care, and education.

"Townships in rural Pennsylvania, as well as townships statewide, are already dealing with increased costs and decreased funding," Sanko adds. "They continue to do more with less every day, and the 2010 Census could be one bright light on the horizon when it comes to potential funding."

Temporary Signals On Rich Valley Road

Temporary Traffic Signals in Emporium

Temporary traffic signals will be in place to control traffic during bridgework on Route 4004 (Rich Valley Road) near Emporium.

On Tuesday, April 20, crews will begin repair work on a bridge in Shippen Township on Rich Valley Road near the high school. The temporary signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern through the area. The bridgework will affect traffic on Rich Valley Road and Route 46.

Work will include deck repair, beam painting, and abutment repair. PennDOT expects work on the bridge to continue through June. All work is weather dependent.

Area Fire Departments Get AFG Grant Money

Fire Departments Get Grants
Potter County Fire News
The Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department (Dept 48) has been awarded $10,260.00 under the Fire Prevention and Safety program. The funds will be used to purchase a live fire extinguisher training system for use in their fire prevention program.

The Star Hose Company of Port Allegany (Dept 3) has been awarded $19,000 under the AFG Operations and Safety program for the purchase of equipment.

The Eldred Borough Fire Department (Dept 4) has been awarded $27,389.00 under the AFG Operations and Safety program for the purchase of equipment and PPE.

The Lawrenceville Fire Department (Dept 8) has been awarded $110,628.00 under the AFG Operations and Safety program for the purchase of equipment and PPE.

The Tri-Town Fire Co. of Ulysses (Dept 47) has been awarded $53,913.00 under the AFG Operations and Safety program for the purchase of PPE.

Woman Killed When Husband Backs Over Her

WESB NEWS RADIO--Man Backs Truck Over Wife
A St. Marys man backed his pickup truck over his wife and killed her this morning. Police say 70-year-old John Erich stopped the truck on Erie Avenue to let his wife, 71-year-old Jean Erich out of the passenger side. Jean walked to the back of the truck and started crossing the street when John backed up and hit her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Grants For Fire Companies; Workshop Scheduled Monday

Grants For Fire Companies; Workshop Scheduled Monday

firetruckA workshop to help emergency services agencies throughout Potter County to qualify for government grants will be held on Monday, April 19, in Coudersport. The session is scheduled for 6:30 pm at the Potter County Emergency Operations Center, off Rt. 872 in east Coudersport.

Potter County Department of Emergency Services is sponsoring the free workshop to assist local agencies in taking advantage of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Funds are available to help cover a wide variety of expenses. Emergency Management Coordinator Glenn Dunn encourages each volunteer fire department in the county to consider taking advantage of the program. Those planning to attend are asked to call 814-274-8900 or send an email to

Meanwhile, through a separate program, about $667,000 is available to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. Funds are supplied by the U.S. Forest Service.

Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry is accepting grant applications until May 20. Top priority will be given to projects that include the purchase of wildfire suppression equipment and protective clothing. Grants also may be used for purchasing mobile or portable radios, installing dry hydrants, wildfire prevention and mitigation work and training wildfire fighters.

The funds will cover up to half of the project’s cost. Maximum grant that will be considered from any fire company is $7,500. Purchases made after Oct. 1, 2009, may be eligible. For more information, call 717-787-2925.

Softball Season Is Upon Us

Softball -

No Po Panthers over Coudy Falcons

Photo by Leo Szczesny, Sunken Branch Photography



Roulette Fire Station

20 Hour Class

Begins Tuesday, April 27 @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday, May 4 @ 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 am

Tuesday, May 18 @ 6:00 pm

There is no fee for this class.

Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

What is CERT ?

A Community Emergency Response Team is a group of neighbors trained in disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation techniques. The Team responds to help their neighbors during disaster situations.

Team members will learn to recognize hazards in the home and workplace and learn how to reduce or eliminate those hazards. Members will learn safety procedures (how to use fire extinguishers), disaster medical treatment procedures, light search and rescue techniques, disaster psychology techniques, how to handle situations involving animals & disaster and terrorism awareness.

CERT Training Benefits Everyone !!

Joining a CERT Team not only helps your community, it helps your own family! The knowledge that your family is safe helps you proceed confidently into your community to help others who are victims of the disaster. The training you receive teaches you the safety procedures that will protect your life.

CERT will help you out together a family plan.

Pre-Registration required. Please contact Potter County Department of Emergency Services by Friday, April 23 @ 274-8900 or

For more information, visit

East Fork Sportsmen Breakfast Saturday At 6:00 AM

East Fork Sportsmen Breakfast
6am to 11am, Saturday the 17th.

Also serving a donation breakfast
Sunday the 18th at 9:a.m.
with meeting to follow at 10 am.

Former Coudersport Woman's Husband One Of 4 Killed In Air Crash

Levittown family mourns Marine killed in crash
Former Coudersport Woman's Husband One Of 4 Killed In Air Crash

By Trentonian Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Grieving relatives and friends of First Lt. Shawn Nice and three other military men are gathering today for a closed service at the Aviation Memorial Chapel at the Pensacola Naval Air Station here.

The Levittown (North Park), Bristol Township, Pa., native had been training to be a naval flight officer when his T-39N Sabreliner twin-engine jet slammed to the earth Monday in northern Georgia, killing all four.

The military didn’t know who was piloting the jet. One report had it narrowly missing a house outside Blue Ridge, Ga., near the borders of Tennessee and North Carolina. Another said it went down in dense forest.

Nice, 26, grew up in Levittown’s North Park section and was graduated from Conwell-Egan Catholic High in Fairless Hills.

He and his wife, the former Kimberly Neuhauser, lived in Pensacola and were expecting their first child.

They are shown hugging happily on her Facebook site. On his, he and three friends pose proudly before a sleek T-39N jet that, possibly, could have been the same one in which he went down. More...

Kimberly Neuhauser Nice is a former Coudersport resident. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport with a nursing degree in the fall of 2006, where she is reported to have met Shawn Nice. They were married on November 29, 2008. Kimberly is expecting their first child.

Boxer Missing In Genesee Area Has Been Found

Boxer Has Been Found
Maggie, a fawn colored boxer with white socks, ran away this morning. She is new to her family and may not know where her new home is.
She was last seen near the Hickox Rd & Genesee Mills Rd. intersection in Genesee.
Could you please let everyone know we found the boxer who ran off yesterday. She is happy to be home. Thank you all for letting us know where she was and all who helped look and kept a lookout for her.

PennDOT Says Driller Failed To Repair Road As Agreed

Pa. revokes drilling company's permit to use Bradford County roads

By Jason Whong •
Star Gazette

PennDOT on Thursday revoked an energy company's permit to use a Bradford County road after the company failed to repair severe damage to the roadway.

Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s permit was for moving its drilling trucks and other equipment over Spring Hill Road (state Route 1007) in Tuscarora and Stevens townships.

The road has a 10-ton weight restriction, and Chesapeake's permit said the company would be responsible for monitoring the road's condition and making repairs.

"Chesapeake may not use this route until it makes the required repairs," Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler said. More....

Open House Friday To Spotlight The ‘New Grange’

Open House Friday To Spotlight The ‘New Grange’

April 15th, 2010

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.

Census Deadline Today: Stand Up And Be Counted!

Census Deadline Today: Stand Up And Be Counted!

April 16th, 2010

censusbureau1About 30 percent of Potter County residents have not answered the call to be counted! Unless they do so by today (Friday, April 16), their inaction will cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. Completed U.S. Census forms postmarked today will be accepted by the Census Bureau.

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. For each questionnaire that’s mailed back, it costs the federal government less than a half-dollar. For each household that does not return a form, the cost rises to almost $60 for the government to attempt a door-to-door count. 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.

Forms have been reduced from 10 pages in 2000 to 10 questions this time around. There’s a Questionnaire Assistance Center, available toll-free at 1-866-872-6868.

No Injuries In 3 Car Crash That Closed Route 6 Thursday

Wellsboro Driver Fell Asleep Before Crash
No one was injured Thursday in a three car crash in front of Potter Pak on Route 6 east of Roulette, when a Wellsboro man fell asleep, his vehicle crossing into the opposite lane, hitting two oncoming vehicles.

Dale E. Fuller, Jr., 20 of Wellsboro, PA, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado east on Route 6, about a mile west of Reed Run Road, when he fell asleep and crossed into the westbound lane.

Fuller's Silverado struck a westbound 2001 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Vincent B. Potocki, 64, of Ulysses, PA, and a 2006 Chevrolet HHR operated by Glenda J. Dickerson, 59, of Alma, NY, before coming to rest off the southern shoulder of Route 6.

The 1:10 pm crash, initially reported with injuries, closed Route 6 until 2:42 PM with Roulette Fire Department Fire Police detouring traffic around the closed portion of Rt. 6.

All occupants were wearing seat belts and were not injured or entrapped. Fuller's vehicle was towed from the scene by Kightlinger Motors. The other two vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

Fuller will be cited through District Court 55-4-01 for CARELESS DRIVING.

Coudersport State Police were assisted on scene by Roulette Fire Dept. and Ambulance squad. Medic 6 also responded to this crash.

Big Consignment Auction Saturday In Coudersport

Gustin's Inspects Big Trucks, Big Cars, Little Cars and Little trucks

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bradford Man Jailed After Assault Sends Woman To Hospital

Bradford Man Assaulted 20 Year Old Female
Kane Troopers were called to Bradford Regional Medical Center at 4:00 am on Thursday to investigate the report of an assault.

The incident occurred as a 20 year old female from Bradford and Steven Kelley, 24, of Bradford, PA, were engaged in a verbal argument which turned physical at a camp located off Pithole Road in Keating Township, McKean County.

Kelley slapped/punched the woman in the right eye/temple area, grabbed her by the arm, pushed her to the ground and shook her forcibly.

Kelley was arraigned before District Judge William Todd on charges of SIMPLE ASSAULT and HARASSMENT. Bail was set at $10,000.00 straight and Kelley was remanded to McKean County Jail. He's scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing May 19th at 9:00 am.

Olean Man Charged With Theft Atttempt

WESB NEWSRADIO--Olean Man Facing Numerous Charges An Olean man is facing charges that he tried to steal transformers and steel plates Sunday night on property along Route 219 in McKean County.

State Police say that 45 year-old Maylon Troutman and a yet unidentified man are both facing numerous charges including trespassing, criminal mischief and attempted theft after they were caught in a fenced in area off Sand Road in Lafayette Township. Troutman was jailed on $30,000 bail.


He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on April 19th at 9:00 am in District Court 48-3-02.

Incident Results In Assualt Charges For Smethport Man

Smethport Man Charged With Assault
A Smethport man is facing charges filed Monday in Judge Bill Todd's District Court as a result of an incident and a search for him in Smethport earlier this week.

Steven Donald Hartzell II, 30 of Smethport, PA

Galeton Man DUI

Galeton Man DUI In Coudersport Boro
Coudersport Boro Police have filed DUI charges against Edward Charles Black, 39, of Galeton, PA.

Black is facing charges of DUI WHILE BAC .16% OR GREATER and RESTRICTION ON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES in District Court 55-3-01.

His preliminary hearing is set for May 3 at 10:30 am.

Roulette Woman Cited After Her Dog Kills Neighbor's Chicken

Cheryl's Dog Killed Paul's Chicken
On Wednesday at 4:00 pm, State Police were summoned Roulette where a dog owned by Cheryl Card, 64, of Oak Lane, Roulette, PA, was observed being a nuisance in the neighborhood.

When trooper arrived on scene at Johnston's Trailer Park, the dog was observed to be carrying a chicken in it's mouth that it had killed and retrieved from the yard of Paul Price of Ought Street in Roulette.

Card will be cited through District Court 55-4-01 for failing to control/confine her dog within the premises.

Katheryn Kelly TOMAINO, 87, of Westfield, PA

Katheryn Kelly TOMAINO, 87, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, April 15, 2010 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.

Born May 3, 1922, in Rexford, NY, she was the daughter of Archie and Rose Wakely Kelly. On August 8, 1941, in Jasper, NY, she married Michael “Mike” Tomaino, who predeceased her on February 13, 2008.

A graduate of Harrison Valley High School, she was a homemaker and employed by Abramson's Shoe Store in Westfield. She was an avid bowler.

Surviving are: a daughter, Kathy (Jerry) McCaslin of Ulysses, PA; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Genevieve Paddock and Mareida Kelly.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, April 18, 2010 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses United Methodist Church, Ulysses, PA 16948.

PennDOT Victim Of Graffiti On Cowley Hill Road

Traffic Signs Painted On Cowley Hill
Vandals painted graffiti on the front of five PennDot signs with green paint and a paint brush over the weekend on a five mile section of Cowley Hill Road in Keating Township.

The damages are estimated at $450.00

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Tfc. David Burd- Patrol Section is the investigator.

Coudersport Man Was DUI After Crash Sunday

Police Say Man Was Drunk When Car Crashed
John R. Klimek, 57, of Coudersport was not injured when his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado crashed on Route 49 last Sunday at 10:20 pm near Prosser Hollow, in Hebron Township.

The crash occurred as Klimek was traveling west on Rt. 49, necotiating a slight left curve. His vehicle traveled off the roadway and into the ditch located on the right roadside. It then traveled about 500 feet in the ditch before hitting a concrete culvert, coming to rest in the ditch.

Klimek left the scene on foot and was observed walkjng west on Route 49. Upon investigation, it was determined that Klimek was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI.

The following charges are pending at District Court 55-4-01:

Ulysses Man Was DUI After Traffic Stop

Ulysses Man Was DUI
Brett Chester Daniels, 25, of 422 Jackson Road, Ulysses, PA, was stopped on April 3, 2010 at 2:30 am, after committing traffic violations on Route 1012 in Bingham Township.

Daniels was subsequently found to be DUI. Troopers filed charges in District Court 55-4-03 for DUI: GEN IMP/INC OF DRIVING SAFELY - 2ND OFF; DUI: B.A.C. .21% - 2ND OFFENSE; FAIL TO KEEP RIGHT and CARELESS DRIVING.

Daniels faces a preliminary hearing on May 14, 2010 in Judge Delores Bristol's courtroom.

Car Damaged After Hitting Traffic Island

Driver Distracted, Hits Traffic Island At Bottom Of Denton Hill
A Wellsboro driver was not injured on Monday at 5:50 pm when his car struck the traffic island at the intersection of Route 6 and Ski Denton in Ulysses Township.

Chad V. Merrick, 21, of Wellsboro, PA, was driving a 1998 Subaru Impreza east on Route 6. Merrick was distracted and struck the traffic island and continued east and struck a road sign on the island. His car suffered minor damage including 2 flat tires on the left side of the vehicle.

He will be cited for CARELESS DRIVING.

No Injuries In Crash On Dingman Run Road

Juveniles Not Hurt In Dingman Run Road Crash
State Police report a 16 year old male driver and a 15 year old female passenger were not injured in a crash Monday at 6:45 pm on Dingman Run Road in Eulalia Township.

The crash occurred as a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling north on Dingman Run, about 1.25 miles from Route 6. The front passenger tire went flat causing the jeep to travel off the east side of the roadway into a ditch, and ultimately strike the eastern embankment.

The 16 year old driver will be cited for DRIVING WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE and NOT WEARING A SEATBELT.

Garage Fire Reported On Route 44 In Ceres Township

Garage Fire In Ceres Township
At 7:43 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Dept. 39 is responding to a garage fire at 133 Route 44 in Ceres Township. The Garage was reported fully involved. A second ambulance was dispatched to the scene.

Two Hurt in Garage Fire

Two people were injured Thursday night in a fire on Route 44 in Ceres. Shinglehouse Volunteer fire fighters say that a garage caught fire after a gas leak from a four-wheeler which was ignited by a vacuum cleaner.

Firefighers say that 42 year-old Andrew McMichael and 16 year-old Taylor McMichael both suffered moderate burns to their legs.

The garage was a total loss.

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DEP Takes Aggressive Action Against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp to Enforce Environmental Laws Protect Public in Susquehanna County
Suspends Review of Cabot’s New Drilling Permit Applications Orders Company to Plug Wells Install Residential Water Systems In Dimock, PA; Pay $240,000 in Fines

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a sweeping order requiring Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to take extensive actions and help the residents of Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, who have been affected by the company’s drilling activities.

Under the consent order and agreement, Cabot must plug three wells within 40 days that are believed to be the source of migrating gas that has contaminated groundwater and the drinking water supplies of 14 homes in the region. It must also install permanent treatment systems in those homes within 30 days.

Additionally, DEP Secretary John Hanger said his agency is immediately suspending its review of Cabot’s pending permit applications for new drilling activities statewide until it fulfills its obligations under the order issued today. Cabot also is barred from drilling any new wells for at least one year in the Dimock Township area.

Today’s action follows Cabot’s failure to abide by the terms of a November 2009 consent order and agreement with DEP.

“Cabot had every opportunity to correct these violations, but failed to do so. Instead, it chose to ignore its responsibility to safeguard the citizens of this community and to protect the natural resources there,” said Hanger. “I have ordered that all of Cabot’s permit applications for further drilling in any region of the state be put on-hold, indefinitely, until the region’s homeowners receive their new water treatment systems, the fines are paid, and the wells are plugged.

“Gas migration is a serious issue that can have dire consequences to affected communities and we will not allow Pennsylvania’s citizens to be put in harms way by companies that chose not to follow the law.”
During recent inspections, DEP identified five additional defective Cabot gas wells and another home water supply that has been affected by gas migration, bringing to 14 the number of impacted water supplies in the Dimock area.
Hanger said DEP also will continue to investigate another 10 Cabot gas wells in the Dimock area over the next 85 days that could be sources of migrating gas and determine whether Cabot should be ordered to plug some or all of those wells.

The original November 2009 consent order and agreement directed Cabot to meet a March 31 deadline to fix defective cement and well casings on certain wells and to prevent the unpermitted natural gas discharge into groundwater that violated the state’s Clean Streams Law and the Oil and Gas Act. The company did not meet this deadline, while the migrating gas continues to impact water supplies at homes in a nine-square-mile area near Carter Road.

As part of today’s order, Cabot has also paid a $240,000 fine to the commonwealth, which has been deposited into the state’s well-plugging account. It also must pay $30,000 per month beginning in May until DEP has determined that the company has met its obligations under the 2009 order.

“Companies drilling in the Marcellus Shale have the legal responsibility to design and construct their wells to keep all gas contained within the wells and to prevent gas from moving into fresh groundwater. These standards are not mere suggestions or recommendations,” Hanger said. “Oil and gas companies doing business in Pennsylvania will follow the environmental rules and regulations put in place to protect citizens and our natural resources or face aggressive action by this department.”
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. is headquartered in Houston, Texas with a mailing address in Pittsburgh.

For more information on oil and gas wells, visit, keyword: Oil and gas.

2 Vehicle Crash With Injuries On Rt. 6 Near Roulette

2 Vehicle Crash With Injuries In Front Of Potter Pak
At 1:18 pm on Thursday, Roulette Dept. 46 responded along with Medic 6 to a 2 vehicle accident with injuries in front of Potter Pak, east of Roulette. Route 6 was closed until 2:42 pm when the road was reopened and all Roulette units were returned to the station.

DEP Fines Carlisle Regional Medical Center $21,000 for Radiation Protection Act Violations

Patient Not Notified of Mammogram Results for Eight Months

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection recently fined the Carlisle Regional Medical Center in Cumberland County $21,000 for failing to notify a patient of their mammogram results in a timely manner—a violation of the state's Radiation Protection Regulations.

The results of the patient’s mammogram on Jan. 15, 2009 suggested she contact her referring health care provider and schedule additional testing. A summary letter was dictated by medical staff and sent to a transcription company. However, the letter was labeled “draft/hold” and not provided to the patient or the referring health care provider.

During an internal audit in September, the facility discovered that the letter had not been sent. Medical center staff notified the patient and the referring health care provider of the results on Sept. 18, 2009.

“A mammogram is a useful tool that promotes early cancer detection, but only when the results are conveyed promptly,” said DEP South-central Regional Director Rachel Diamond. “It is unacceptable that the medical center delayed communicating the results of this important health screening to the patient for eight months.

“In Pennsylvania, all women should expect to get the results of their mammograms within one month's time. If they don’t, they should call their doctor or the medical facility and ask for them.”

In October, the medical center developed a policy and procedure to ensure the timely delivery of such important information in the future. Corrective actions were implemented and final documentation was submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and DEP in January.

For more information on radiation protection, call 717-705-4700 or visit, keyword: Radiation Protection.

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of April 19

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of April 19

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 19. 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) is closed for bridge demolition. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.
• The Tuna Valley Trail access at Bolivar Drive is closed due to bridgework. Trail access is still available at Crook Farms and Seward Avenue side of Tuna Crossroads.
• Northbound access at Kendall Avenue remains 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 continues to 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.

McKean County Commissioners Award Bids

McKean County building upgrades continuing

SMETHPORT — A Port Allegany contractor was awarded two renovation contracts Wednesday by the McKean County Commissioners.

Falk Construction of Port Allegany was low bidder on replacing the windows at the Old County Home Building, the part formerly used for medical offices, with a quote of $10,080 for single-hung windows. Other bids had ranged up to $15,520.

Falk also was low bidder on roof replacement on the same structure, and will do the job for $16,700. A metal roof will be applied over the existing roof. Other quotes were as high as $38,838. More...

Gas Expo Deemed Big Success

Gas Expo Deemed Big Success; Another Likely In 2011

ngtfpgehonoredResults of last month’s first-ever Natural Gas Expo in Potter County have the organizers discussing the possibility of a similar event in 2011. A summary of the Potter, McKean and Cameron County Expo was presented during the April meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force. Turnout was estimated at more than 2,000 adults, as well as approximately 500 students from 10 area high schools.

Businesses and job-seekers from all 48 continental states attended. Demand for exhibit space far exceeded the supply of 72 booths, prompting the organizing committee to consider other venues for a Natural Gas Expo next year. One of the gas field companies looking for local employees accepted more than 200 resumes and similar accounts were common throughout the exhibit area.

Oswayo Valley School Superintendent Charles Wicker said the decision to bring high school students to the Expo was a wise one. Not only did the teens learn of potential career tracks, they also gained an understanding of the natural gas industry’s impact on the region. “Many people in Potter County still do not realize what’s on our doorstep,”‘ Wicker said. “The students who were exposed to this will likely be sharing what they observed with their parents, which will increase public awareness.” Wicker is among area school superintendents who will travel to North Texas next week to meet with school administrators and others for an examination of a natural gas boom on educational institutions and other community resources.

Pennsylvania General Energy Company of Warren was honored as gold sponsor of the Natural Gas Expo. PGE’s Bruce Sampson accepted the award from Helene Nawrocki (left) of the Potter County Education Council and Amy Thompson, who handled the bulk of the organizational aspects for last month’s Expo. Also honored as sponsors were Gas Field Specialists Inc., Colonial Radio Group, Stevens Real Estate and Northwest Savings Bank.

Community Emergency Response Teams Being Formed

Community Emergency Response Teams Being Formed

certCommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is scheduled for volunteers from across Potter County. Instruction will be held at the Roulette Firehall. The 20-hour class begins Tuesday, April 27, at 6 pm. Other sessions are Tuesday, May 4, 6 pm; Saturday, May 15, 9 am; and Tuesday, May 18, 6 pm. There is no fee. Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

CERT is a group of community members trained in disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation techniques. The team responds to help neighbors during disasters. CERT members will learn to recognize and mitigate hazards in the home and workplace. They’ll also learn safety procedures, such as how to use fire extinguishers; disaster medical treatment procedures; search and rescue techniques; disaster psychology techniques; how to handle situations involving animals during a disaster, and terrorism awareness.

Those who plan to attend the training should register by contacting Potter County Department of Emergency Services by April 23 at 274-8900 or

Today's Recalls

My-A & Co, Recalls Ground Black Pepper Double Golden Fish 3.5oz Jars Due to Salmonella Contamination

PennDOT Will Post a Section of Route 144 in Potter County

10 Ton Weight Limit On Route 144 in Potter County Effective Friday
Clearfield – PennDOT will post a section of Route 144 in Potter County. PennDOT will place a 10-ton gross weight limitation on State Route 144 from the Clinton County line to the intersection of State Route 1020 in Galeton Borough, Potter County. The posting is covered by the provisions of Section 4902 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. The weight posting will be effective by the end of the day, Friday, April 16.

Questions concerning the use of this section of Route 144 should be directed to PennDOT District 2 at 814-765-0495.

Disabled Tractor Trailer In Roadway On Lynn Hall Hill

Disabled Tractor Trailer In Roadway On Lynn Hall Hill
At 8:50 am on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire Police are on scene of a disabled tractor trailer on Lynn Hall Hill, west of Port Allegany. Anyone driving in the direction is advised to use caution.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A memorial service Friday for Milford C. Pepper of Coudersport

COUDERSPORT, Pa. - A memorial service for Milford C. Pepper of Coudersport, who died April 2, 2010, will be held Friday (April 16, 2010) at 11:30 a.m. at American Legion Potter Post 192 in Coudersport, with the Rev. Thomas Shatto officiating.

Spring Is Heralded By The Wild Leeks

Andrew Harris Blog: The true smells of spring

Daily Reporter
WELLSVILLE -The true arrival of spring for me is Allium tricoccum, better known as the wild leek or to foragers down south, the wild ramp. It’s a combination of the sight of a bright green patch of leeks against the brown forest floor and the smell of a recently thawed hillside that gives a defining sense that winter is over. Then of course the added bonus of having wild greens on the table in April which provides more flavor than some can handle.

These relatives of the onion have gotten a bad name over the years, mostly due to that uncle who doesn’t realize he has leek coming out of every pore for a week after the Legion’s annual dinner. Some people can eat leeks and not offend anyone at work the next day, others turn into walking leek bombs. For the sake of this ancient plants reputation leek eaters need to know which group they fall into. If you ‘hold your leeks’ like French perfume then it is only appropriate to only keep the company of fellow foragers this time of year. At the very least find the mouthwash that works best for you.

Ramps, as they are called in the Carolinas, deserve a better reputation. The earliest settlers of the Appalachians harvested leeks dating before the year 1500. Like their cousin garlic, wild leeks are full of vitamins A and C, and also contain allacin which promotes heart health. Research as has also found the existence of cancer inhibitors like quercetin and kaempferol. Considering they are also a natural source of fiber, folic acid, vitamins B6, manganese, and iron it could be argued that the pungent smells are well worth it!!

Besides all the great health benefits of eating the wonderful wild leek the most important is the spring air, sunshine, and a good walk in the woods. Find a good leek digging partner and go for it….Get stinky this year. Visit and also visit for pictures and recipes!!!

PS. Anyone who really would like some leeks but can’t get out to dig get in touch with the author and I will grab you a bunch!

This column re-published courtesy of the author.

Woodhull Raceway Starts Season With New Owner

Spiffy Woodhull Raceway comes of age

Commentary by Ron Levanduski

Star Gazette
When Ted White agreed to purchase Woodhull Raceway last fall, he vowed to improve the 46-year-old facility.

With its 2010 season opener just a few days away, the Harrison Valley, Pa., businessman has spent much of the off-season fulfilling his promise. When the drivers line up for the start of the season on Saturday, they'll see an improved track infrastructure and a more efficiently run show, aided by the addition of computer technology and a more sophisticated two-way communication system.

White became just the fourth owner of the dirt oval when he recently completed the purchase of the facility from Vern Wasson. The track, located about 10 miles west of Corning, was built by George Williams in 1964.

"He's really trying to turn the corner and bring the facility back to a first-class operation," Kenny Shupp said in a radio report on the track's Web site, More...

Citizen Corps Volunteers Welcome

Citizen Corps Volunteers Welcome; Meeting Thursday

April 13th, 2010

familyfunfairwoodscitcor2Next meeting of the Potter County Citizen Corps is scheduled for 10 am Thursday, April 15, at the county’s Emergency Operations Center. Those planning to attend are asked to confirm by calling 274-8900. Citizen Corps welcomes new members to participate in a partnership between local volunteers throughout the county and emergency service providers. Long-time community volunteers Cliff and Fay Wood (shown) of Ulysses have spearheaded the effort to revitalize the organization.

Goal is to have in place local volunteers who are trained to react to disasters and other public emergencies, so that they can partner with fire, ambulance, and other personnel. The concept is “neighbors helping neighbors.” The volunteers are prepared to take care of their families first and to then take care of their neighbors.” Each local team has a leader and a designated meeting area in the community.

Josh Wolf Project

Big Fish Contest At Gauld's Store In Coudersport

Jim...we are getting ready to have our 3rd annual Big Fish Contest here at Gauld`s Corner Store in Coudersport
again this yr on Sat...the time is 8 to 5 and we have lots of fun and prizes 4 different age groups this time...and over 1000 dollars in prizes donated by local merchants...the big pig is going to be here again from 12 to 3...there is no entry fee as usual and there will be free food for everyone!!!If you would please post this on your blog I would appreciate it thanks....Wendy Gauld

Wildfire On Rt 46


At 5:42 on Wed, Norwich Township Fire Dept. has been called out for a wildfire on Rt 46 near Dan's Saw Shop.


Pennsylvania State Police have notified us that they will be setting up a SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT in POTTER COUNTY sometime this weekend.

Drunk Drivers are invited to check out the games they play like WALK THE LINE and TOUCH YOUR NOSE.


Help Needed For Class Reunion Pig Roast

WANTED..... person with a pig cooker, to roast a pig ... on June 12th 2010 ....also needed 1/2 pig weighing 90 to 100 lbs. for 20th class reunion...... Place..... Eleven Mile Road Millport, PA......... Or if you know someone that could do the roast please call ... Rosie at 814 698 2457

Thomas R. Bromeley To Receive UPB's Highest Honor,+Thomas+%28head+and+shoulders%29.jpg

BRADFORD, Pa. – Thomas R. Bromeley of Derrick City, who has served as the chairman of the Bradford Educational Foundation for nearly 20 years, will receive the Presidential Medal of Distinction, the university’s highest honor.

“This award is a fitting tribute to a man who has made monumental contributions to Pitt-Bradford and the surrounding communities,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford.

“During his 20 years of service as chairman of the foundation, Mr. Bromeley shepherded the distribution of millions of dollars in support of scholarships for students at Pitt-Bradford and in support of construction projects and academic programs. His impact on our campus is immeasurable.”

Bromeley will receive the award during the university’s annual commencement exercises, which will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 2, in the KOA Arena of the Sport and Fitness Center.

Bromeley said of the honor, “I am overwhelmed and deeply honored to be included in the ranks of the other distinguished recipients of this Presidential Medal of Honor.”

Craig Hartburg, chairman of the Advisory Board, said, “Tom’s involvement with Pitt-Bradford is without measure. His commitment to the students, faculty and staff at Pitt-Bradford over the years has been truly inspirational. I am very pleased that we are able to recognize Tom with this special award.”

Thomas Bromeley follows in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Robert Bromeley, who helped found Pitt-Bradford, served as second chairman of its Advisory Board and who received the first Presidential Medal in 1991.

From 1974 until 1986, Thomas Bromeley was chairman of the Advisory Board’s finance committee. In 1993, he became president of the Bradford Educational Foundation, which receives, administers and invests gifts for the benefit of Pitt-Bradford.

In 1995, the Bromeley family generously led the way in support of the Blaisdell Fine Arts Challenge with a contribution of $250,000. The Bromeley Family Theater is named in its honor.

Thomas Bromeley has been a member of the university’s Advisory Board since 1974, and he currently serves on its executive committee.

Like his father, Bromeley is also a business and civic leader. He is the chairman of Allegheny Bradford Corp., a corporation located in Lewis Run with four operating divisions that make stainless steel hygienic products for the pharmaceutical, biotechnical, cosmetic, food, beverage, dairy and electronics processing industries.

He is a past director of Integra Bank, which later became National City Corp., and has been involved in newspaper publishing and radio broadcasting.

In addition to volunteering for Pitt-Bradford, he is a director for the Bradford Hospital Foundation and chairman for the investment committee at the Church of the Ascension.

In the past, he has served as president of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce, campaign chairman for the United Way of the Bradford Area, vice chairman of the Bradford Hospital board of directors, president of the Bradford Nursing Pavilion, chairman of the board of trustees of Chautauqua Institution, director for the Chautauqua Foundation and chairman of the board of trustees of Otterbein College in Columbus, Ohio.

Bromeley was born in Chicago in 1930 and graduated from Bradford Area Senior High School in 1948. In 1951, he married Jean Hostetler and the couple has two daughters, Pamela B. Fredeen and Amy B. McCune, who both live in Derrick City.

From 1953 to 1956, he served as a supply officer on a U.S. Navy Atlantic Mine Force repair and supply ship.

Bromeley earned a bachelor of science degree with honors in physics and mathematics from Otterbein and a master of science in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University. His alma mater also awarded him an honorary doctor of science in business administration.

He is the 23rd individual awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction, which is presented to a person who has either volunteered his or her time for several years; supported the university either financially or with expertise or advice; served the university’s service region through community, government, or business affiliation; or has made distinctive achievements in his or her field that have affected Pitt-Bradford.

Previous medal winners were University of Pittsburgh Provost Dr. James V. Maher, Dr. William C. Conrad and the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, Harry R. Halloran Jr. and Harvey L. Golubock, Madeline Miles, Judge John M. Cleland, Dr. Richard E. McDowell, Dennis Lowery, Edwin Clemens, Marilyn Horne, Howard Fesenmyer, Henry P. Pruch, Robert D. Galey, Lester Rice, William F. Higie, Samuel Gregg Jr., Dr. Robert C. Laing, Harriett B. Wick and Sarah B. Dorn, former U.S. Rep. John E. Peterson, Virginia L. Miles and Dr. Robert B. Bromeley.

Heavy Hauling Available At TNT Transport


Millstream Inn Will Help You Find A Job In The Natural Gas Industry

Looking For Work?
The Millstream would like to offer anyone with interest in getting a job in the oil and gas business to prepare and drop off, or email a resume to the hotel.

From time to time, companies staying with us ask if we know any CDL drivers, heavy equipment operators, tri-axle owner/operators and general laborers.

There is nothing financially in this offer for us, and we can not guarantee anyone a job. We will just copy and handout your resumes when someone is seeking employees.

We know there are lots of honest, hardworking, unemployed people in Potter County and we would like to do what we can to help you find a job.

Scott Buchsen

Commercial Right Of Way Services By Top Notch Enterprise, Inc.


Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) to Award $50,000 in Grants this Year

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) to Award $50,000 in Grants this Year

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) will hit another milestone in 2010. It will be distributing $50,000 in grant funds to the communities served by the foundation. Bill Ransom, Board Chair, stated, “The CFTT is becoming a significant member of our community. Having started in 2004 with $500 in grant funds to $20,000 in 2008 and now to $50,000 in 2010, you can begin to see the value of a community foundation in meeting some of the needs in our community. This value will continue to increase the longer the community foundation is in existence.”

He went on further to say that one of nice things about a community foundation is that it assists anyone at anytime to give back to their community. You do not have to be wealthy to give back to your community. If you have a favorite charity or cause the CFTT’s role is to assist you in fulfilling your charitable desires. There is no cost to you in seeking advice from the foundation. One of their strengths is that they help up in knowing the needs of our various communities. It is run by local individuals who raise funds locally and make sure the funds stay local to meet local needs.

Looking several years down the road the CFTT will yearly be distributing hundreds of thousands in grant dollars to support local charities. The longer a community foundation stays in existence the more valuable they become. The first community foundation was started in 1915 so nationally the movement if 95 years old. The older community foundations have tens of millions of dollars in assets that have been donated by their local residents to help meet the future needs of their community.

The mission of the CFTT is to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties served by the Foundation. It establishes endowment funds from contributions of many individual citizens, corporations, other foundations, other charitable organizations and government agencies and uses the interest earned from these funds to make grants to the community.

The Foundation encourages community philanthropy to enhance the quality of life for those who reside in Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York State. It is one of over 750 community foundations in the United States. Anyone interested in learning more about the CFTT, in contributing to a present fund or in establishing a new fund can call 570-888-4759; fax - 570-888-2179; email - or website - .

Actor Fraudulently Ordered Magazines In Roulette Woman's Name

Roulette Woman Victim Of Harassment
State Police are investigating an incident of Harassment in which an unknown actor subscribed to several magazines, using a Roulette woman's name and address.

Laurie A. Barr, 275 Kim Hill Road, Roulette, PA was subsequently billed for the magazine subscriptions.

Troopers ask that anyone with information in this incident to contact them at PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper James Culvey is the investigating officer.

East Valley Road Mailbox Stolen Overnight Sunday

Mailbox Stolen Overnight
David Stratton, of East Valley Road, Smethport, PA, got a surprise on Monday morning when he discovered that his mailbox, located at the bottom of his driveway, had been stolen overnight.

Stratton's mailbox was on the East Valley Road, 8/10ths of a mile north of Pierce Brook, in Keating Township. It was gray in color, plastic, and valued at $80.00.

Anyone who may have information in this theft is adked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Scott Nelson is the investigator.

Mt. Jewett Woman Charged After Attack On Eldred Woman

Harassment Charged
A Mount Jewett woman has been charged with Harassment by State Police after an incident at 233 Main Street, Apt. 3, in Eldred Boro on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Louise Ann Loveless, 30, of Mount Jewett is accused of striking Marie Ann Loveless, of Eldred, PA, in the face, pulling her hair and pushing her to the ground.

She will answer the charge at District Court 48-3-02.