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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Please Cast Your Vote For Kanzius Radio Wave Cancer Treatment

Develop an alternative cancer treatment that has no side effects

Current treatment methods of chemotherapy and radiation therapy are both physically debilitating and expensive. John Kanzius’ theory of using radio waves to stop cancer offers a better way. John's invention holds great promise to stop cancer.

Early research has focused on pancreatic, liver, breast, prostate, colon, lung and leukemic cancers. The preliminary findings indicate that the Kanzius Radio Wave Cancer Treatment is non-invasive – that is, no surgery is needed and 100 percent of the cancer cells are destroyed without damage to neighboring “good” cells or tissues! In 2010, upon receiving approval from the FDA to build a larger, human-sized device, pre-clinical testing will begin. The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation’s goal is to begin Phase I Human Clinical Trials by 2012.

As a cancer survivor, I urge you go get involved in this effort to claim $250,000. in this Pepsi contest. The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation is currently in 3rd place. First & second place will be awarded $250,000. in funding. The contest winners are determined by the most votes. Please help eliminate cancer by casting your vote everyday until April 30th. I beg you to take a few minutes to cast your vote and get this funding for the Kanzius Cancer Treatment.

Thanks to your votes, Sunday, this project went to Number One. Please vote once a day to keep this lead until the contest ends on April 30th.

James Jones
Editor-Publisher Click here to cast your vote
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Structure Fire Reported In Town Of Willing

Structure Fire In Willing
At 9:26 pm on Saturday night, Town of Willing Fire Dept. is on scene of a structure fire at 1658 River Road in Willing, NY.

Wellsville Fire has been requested to bring a thermal imaging camera to the scene.

Kio Family Benefit Sunday In Genesee



There are two important concepts which we have learned in our volunteering experience:

1) Everything is subject to CHANGE, and

2) Having FLEXIBILITY is the key to being a successful Volunteer.

Just in the last week or two our plans have changed and we have been called upon to be flexible!! Therefore, we will NOT be participating in a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Galeton Habitat House on Thursday as originally planned. It has been postponed.

However, we are looking forward to a good time at the VOLUNTEER

DONOR DINNER which is planned for this coming Thursday evening, April 29th, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 19 Germania Street, Galeton, PA. The Dinner will be held in the Education Building and will be catered. Your cost will be $5.00 per person.

There will be a time of information, an opportunity to learn more about Volunteering and Donating of your time and money with Potter County Habitat For Humanity, and to enjoy a good dinner!

We MUST have reservations by Monday, April 26th, at the latest. Please e-mail Jim and Charlotte Blain at if you are planning on attending the dinner.

Thank you again for your interest in Potter County Habitat For Humanity. We look forward to seeing you at the Volunteer/Donor Dinner!

Jim and Charlotte Blain
Volunteer Coordinators

Here's what's happening at Open Arms!

Hello Everyone!

Here's what's happening at Open Arms!

This week starting Monday, April 26th will be our Prayer and Fasting
week, through Friday, April 30. Be sure to be praying for our
military, community and ministry.

Prayer and Praise Service: Friday, April 30th from 7pm - 9pm. Join
us for music, prayer, communion and connection.

Coming Soon: Building a Better Life series- We want "skyscraper"
but start with a one-story foundation. Find out what God intended
each season of life to teach and prepare us for success in the seasons
to come and find out how to go back and repair our mistakes.

If you are interested in helping with the Mother's Day Outreach to the
Victim's Shelter on Saturday, May 8 see Elise Elderkin or e-mail the

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

What are you gifted in? We have lots of opportunities for you to use
your gifts and talents:

Are you gifted in singing or playing and instrument? Would you like
to try out for one of the bands? See Pastor Mike or e-mail the

Would you like to learn how to run the soundboard, video cameras, or
projection system? Please see Pastor Mike or e-mail the church.

Are you interested in serving in the Youth Ministry? Please see
Justin Willoughby or e-mail the church.

That's all for now! Have a great weekend!

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

Mercy Flight Landing Diverted To Wellsville

Assist Mercy Flight In Genesee
At 5:57 pm on Saturday, Genesee, Dept. 37 has been dispatched to assist Mercy Flight land at the fire station.

UPDATE:This landing has been diverted to Jones Memorial Hospital.

2 or 3 Car Crash on Rt. 16 South of Olean

2 or 3 Car Crash on Rt. 16 South of Olean
At 5:27 pm on Saturday, EMS is responding to a 2 or 3 car crash , 1 1/2 miles south of Olean on Route 16 South. One car is reported rolled over.

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Port Allegany Dispatched for Mutual Aid

Port Allegany Dispatched for Mutual Aid

At 4:24 Pm on Saturday Port Allegany Dept 3 has been requested by mutual aid to send a pumper and crew to Eldred Boro Fire Dept for stand by. Eldred Boro firefighters are battling a wild fire off the Artline Rd, along with several other depts from N.Y and PA.

Joanne A. Smith, 72, Of 324 W Fourth St., Emporium, PA

Joanne A. Smith, 72, of 324 W Fourth St., Emporium, PA died at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA Friday afternoon. (April 23, 2010)

She was born June 20, 1937 in Crosby, PA a daughter of the late Paul and Ethel Hurd Weidert.
She married Charles Smith, of Emporium who survives.

Mrs. Smith retired from Motor Coil where she worked for many years. Years ago she worked at the Cabin Kitchen as a cook. She was a member of the Abundant Life Tabernacle and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.


In addition to her husband Charles Smith
3 Daughters: Mary Stuckey and her husband Bruce, Emporium, Paula Singer and her husband Mike, Emporium, Penny Carter, Vernville, PA
1 Son: Edward Smith, Bradford
10 Grandchildren & 6 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Paul and Ethel Hurd Weidert
Son: Charles Smith in 1984
Daughter: Jackie Weidert
One Grandson & One Great Grandson
2 Sisters: Pauline Beeson & Fannie Weidert

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Sunday (April 25, 2010) at 3:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00 -3:00 PM

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

More Help Needed To Battle Wildfire Off Artline Road

Wildfire On Artline Road Keeps Firefighters Busy
A WILDFIRE on the Big Loop on the Artline Road has kept firefighters busy Saturday afternoon.

At. 3:09 pm on Saturday afternoon, a call went out to Eldred and Otto Township firefighters for more help to battle this wildfire. Portville and Westons Mills have been dispatched to this fire that is located between the Artline Road and the Barnum Road in Eldred Township.

A Night Under The Stars In Oswayo Valley

Governor Rendell--"Spending works"...........

In Phila. suburbs, Rendell touts his education budget

By Dan Hardy


Calling himself "the lobbyist for the children of Pennsylvania," Gov. Rendell toured suburban school districts today to rally support for his proposed education budget.

Invading the homes bases of some Republican state legislators, he made stops at schools in Kennett Square, Chester County, and Hatboro, in Montgomery County. Later in the day he is scheduled to speak in Doylestown.

The governor is calling for a $355 million increase - 6.4 percent - in state basic education funding, the state's main school subsidy.

Citing what he called the educational gains that Pennsylvania children have made since he took office, he said that "the battle is joined" again this year to keep the education budget going up.

"Spending works," he said. "We've got to get away from the idea that all spending is all bad."

Rendell said that it might be possible to raise the subsidies without new revenues.

But, just to make sure there's enough money, he called for the legislature to tax the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, along with cigars and smokeless tobacco. He also called for eliminating tax loopholes for businesses that operate in other states, and broadening the state sales tax. More...

DEP--Most PA Drilling Companies Operate Responsibly

Gas forum tackles failures in Dimock, bonding

Sun Gazette

The fouling of 14 residential water wells in the Susquehanna County town of Dimock - the result of poor drilling practices by Oklahoma-based gas exploration Cabot Oil and Gas - has resulted in some bad press, not just nationally, but internationally, state Department of Environmental Protection secretary John Hanger told a Town Hall here Thursday.

"It is unfortunate the word 'Dimock' is known around the world - literally," Hanger said.

Hanger said he recently was asked about the Dimock situation while being interviewed by a Russian television crew, adding that what happened "is a black eye for the (gas) industry, the (DEP) and the state."

The situation, which was discovered in January, 2009, was the result of shoddy well construction that allowed gas to migrate into the wells, Hanger said. On May 13, Hanger fined the company and ordered it to cease all operations in Susquehanna County for one year.

"We need to make sure there are no more Dimocks and no more companies that perform the way Cabot did," Hanger said, adding that most companies working in Pennsylvania operate in a responsible manner. More...

Timothy E. Howard, 61, of Route 46, Smethport, PA

SMETHPORT — Timothy E. Howard, 61, of Route 46, died Friday (April 23, 2010) at his home following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Schreiner Missed Deadline To Decontaminate Water

Schreiner Oil and Gas working beyond deadline to rectify Hedgehog Lane water issues

While Schreiner Oil and Gas Inc. failed to meet the deadline set by the Department of Environmental Protection, the company will be finalizing installation of equipment to decontaminate the water supplies of Hedgehog Lane residents.

After meeting the ten-day deadline the DEP set for Schreiner to submit a comprehensive plan to remedy the water issues caused by their drilling activity near Hedgehog Lane, Schreiner was given 30 days to implement the plan.

According to the DEP, the agency accepted Schreiner’s plan on March 9 which gave the company until April 8 to have all approved equipment installed and operational.

“It’s my understanding that installation is being finalized this week,” said DEP spokesperson Freda Tarbell, adding the systems should have been operational by Friday. More...

Caroline M. Folts, 83, of 3211 Sweet Gum Terrace, Sarasota, FL, formerly of Bradford, PA

Caroline M. Folts, 83, of 3211 Sweet Gum Terrace, Sarasota, FL, formerly of Bradford, passed away Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at Tidewell Hospice, in Sarasota. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. Online condolences can be expressed at

Wildfire Reported On West Valley Road

WILDFIRE in Norwich Township
At 10:49 am on Saturday, Norwich Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a WILDFIRE on the West Valley Road. A tanker from Smethport has been requested for this fire.

Coudersport's Don Hoak Played This World Series Game

Baseball Lore: The worst day ever for school detention became the greatest

On Oct. 13, 1960, school was dismissed at the regular time. My buddies hurried to the nearest radio to tune in to WFRM AM 600 in Coudersport, Pa., to listen to the seventh game of the World Series. But, unfortunately, I was not with them.

I was sitting in detention for committing yet another act that my fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Succowich, judged to warrant a one-hour delay to my freedom. I was crushed. More...

Tom Shirey of Freeport, principal of Highlands High School in Natrona Heights, can be reached at

Covidien Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Shiley[TM] Tracheostomy Tubes

Covidien Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Shiley[TM] Tracheostomy Tubes
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 19:41:00 -0500

Covidien (NYSE: COV) has initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of its cuffed ShileyTM tracheostomy tubes and Custom/Specialty tracheostomy tubes due to the product’s cuff not holding air as a result of leaks in the pilot balloon inflation assembly. With respect to the affected units, if a cuff does not hold air, ventilation will be adversely affected since the ability to generate positive pressure in the airway could be compromised by lack of cuff seal.

Friday, April 23, 2010



Yard / Bake Sale

April 24, 2010 8am – 1pm

Austin Fire Hall, Austin, PA

All proceeds benefit Sophia Cizek, 8 month old daughter of Scott and Jessica Flory Cizek diagnosed with leukemia.

Donations accepted at Austin United Methodist Church.

Ruth Flory 814-647-9929 or Jean Hardstad 814-260-9582

Bereavement support group to meet

Bereavement support group to meet
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host a Bereavement Support Group at 7 p.m. April 27 at the Patterson Cancer Care Center.

“To Fill A Backpack” Planning Meeting April 28th

“To Fill A Backpack” Planning Meeting April 28th

The “To Fill A Backpack” program will be holding another planning meeting on Wednesday, April 28th at the Roulette Public Library. The meeting will begin at 6pm and last about an hour or so. Everyone is invited to attend and bring their ideas, comments or suggestions. The meeting will be to continue planning the Walk/Bike/Skate-A-Thon to be held on May 15th to raise funds for the Backpack program. If anyone has any questions, comments or suggestions and can’t make it to the meeting you can email us at i and all will be considered. Volunteers are also needed for that day so if you would like to volunteer some of your time you can contact us at 814-544-8032 or email us at

Vehicle Reported On It's Side In Ditch On Route 49

Car Crash On Rt. 49
At 6:08 pm on Friday, Ulysses and Harrison Valley and Medic 6 are responding to a one car accident on Route 49 at the bottom of Mills Hill.

Last One...

AKC Registered English Springer Spaniel. Last one left! Must be an inside dog. Will meet halfway. $300 for more information or pictures please call (814) 698-2612 or email

Brush Fire In Southern Allegany County Town Of Bolivar

Brush Fire In Southern Allegany County
At 5:16 pm on Friday, Allegany County Firefighters, including, Allentown and Bolivar, are responding to a brush fire at 891 Stoney Lonesome Hollow Road in the Town of Bolivar. Richburg has been dispatched to this fire.

“Don’t let the drillers destroy Woodsy’s home.”

Moratorium on drilling in Pennsylvania forests likely to pass House, but faces rough waters in Republican Senate

April 22, 2010, 6:07PM

Woodsy Owl - with his message “Give a hoot, don’t pollute” - was fledged on the first Earth Day in 1970. Forty years later, his image has been thrust into the feathers flying over Marcellus Shale gas drilling. On Thursday, someone in a Woodsy Owl costume stood in the Capitol Rotunda next to a sign that read “Don’t let the drillers destroy Woodsy’s home.”

Pennsylvania’s forests are home to more than just owls: They also harbor one of the largest and highest-quality natural gas reserves on the planet, and that has put them at the center of debates over the state budget.

Although there has been gas drilling on state forest land for 70 years, never has it been so prevalent or so profitable. Last year the state made $128 million leasing 32,000 acres of state forest for Marcellus exploration, and the current state budget calls for another round of leases to raise $112 million.

Those leases contain stringent environmental standards, but Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, thinks enough is enough. Eventually there could be as many as 6,000 wells on the land leased already.

“We need to step back and analyze the impact the industry will have on our state forests,” said Vitali, who has sponsored a bill (HB-2235) that would impose a five-year moratorium on drilling on state lands. More...

New Med Helicopter Base In Hornell Soon

Medevac helicopter business ready to open shop in Hornell

By Justin Head
Hornell, N.Y. -

Steven Anderson, business development coordinator for the medical evacuation companies LifeNet of New York and Guthrie Air, announced today that Air Methods — the largest medevac flying service in the country — will be opening a new emergency medical services helicopter base at the Hornell Municipal Airport as soon as this weekend. More...



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Admissions Office will hold a May 7 information session for prospective students and their families.
First Friday, a visitors’ program that allows prospective students to have a group visit on campus during the week, begins at 10 a.m. The program includes a presentation by the admissions office, a campus tour with a student ambassador and lunch in the KOA Dining Hall.

Appointments for First Friday are preferred, but not required. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the admissions office at (814) 362-7555 or (800) 872-1787 or visit

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

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Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of April 26

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of April 26

• 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 open to traffic. As work progresses, short closures (day-to-day) will be needed. Traffic is to follow the posted detours as necessary.
• 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.

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




April 22, 2010


MOMENT OF SILENCE/OPENING INVOCATION - Rev. Harold Kiel, Bingham Center Bible Church




MINUTES – 4/8/10





o Genesee Water
o Housing Rehabilitation




Galeton Area School
Transportation, zone 3 n/a $22.28
Per one way trip
3/1/10 to 6/30/10

Essence of Motion Dance Studio
21ST Century Enrichment Activity
Per session n/a $50.00
3/1/10 to 6/30/10

Residential Treatment for Del./Dep. Youth
Residential $197.92 $196.14
Shelter $172.63 $163.26
Diagnostic $197.92 $198.06
Group Home $159.05 $145.16
Foster Care $ 72.12 $ 72.12
Revised Rates 7/1/09 to 6/30/10
Laurel Youth Services
Residential Treatment for Del./Dep. Youth
Blacksburg Diagnostic $245.99 $239.77
Male Residential $202.30 $188.04
Female Residential $196.84 $188.04
Shelter $188.08 $188.04
LA-SA Quik $257.80 $227.10
Revised Rates 7/1/09 to 6/30/10
Potter County Commissioners
April 19, 2010
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Centre County Youth Service Bureau
Residential Treatment for Del./Dep. Youth
Stormbreak $164.90 $155.00
Stepping Stone $135.33 $118.00
Zerby Gap $170.95 $163.00
Revised Rates 7/1/09 to 6/30/10

Cornell Abraxis
Abraxas I, D&A Treatment/Prev. $211.99 $171.36
Abraxas I, Intensive Residential $446.52 $289.32
Abraxas II, Community Based Inten. $151.96 $147.75
Abraxas III, Community Based Inten. $159.88 $146.69
Abraxas Center for Adolescent Females $197.10 $187.73
Leadership Development Program $161.78 $151.65
Leaderhship Development Program-Female N/A $151.65
Open Residential Fire Setter/Sex Offender $295.67 $293.55
Abraxas Youth Center, Fire Setter/
Sex Offender $312.62 $307.73
Abraxas Youth Center, Detention $229.60 $219.30
Abraxas Youth Center, Shelter $225.65 $219.30
Abraxas Academy, Habitual Offender
And Sexual Offender $371.32 $309.41
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Unit N/A $254.73
Erie Residential Mental Health N/A $247.29
Revised Rates 7/1/09 to 6/30/10


• Retroactive - Krista Miller, Julie Dubots (Treasurer’s Office) - County Treasurer’s Spring Seminar, April 13-14, 2010. Expenses paid by County Treasurer’s Association

Purpose: Seminar

• Krista Miller (Treasurer) – County Treasurers Association Annual Convention, June 14-18, 2010, Gettysburg, Pa. Request for meals, mileage, lodging ($550.00) and registration fee ($250.00) expenses.

Purpose: Annual convention

• Sherry Hoffman (PCHS) – Knowledge Sharing Session for SAMS Administrators, May 11-13, 2010, Gettysburg, Pa. Request for meals, mileage, lodging ($405.48) and registration fee ($100.00) expenses.

Purpose: Annual information sharing conference. Required to keep up to date with data collection system information and requirements.

• Glenn Dunn, Dean Predmore (DES) – PEMA Quarterly Training, May 5-6, 2010, State College, Pa. Request for meals and mileage expenses only.

Purpose: Quarterly training required for certification

• Nancy Hurt (DRO) – Director’s Conference, May 10-12, 2010, State College, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and lodging ($262.57) expenses. There is no registration fee.

Purpose: Provide Directors with updated information on policies and performance management

• Nancy Hurt (DRO) – Guidelines Changes 2010, April 28, 2010, Erie, Pa. Request for meals and mileage expenses only.

Purpose: Update staff on guideline changes for 2010.

• Sue Weber (PCHS) – Apprise Basic Training, May 17, 19, 24, 2010, Clarion, Pa. Request for meals and mileage expenses only.

Purpose: Mandatory Apprise Basic training for Apprise Counselors

• Donna Foust (PCHS) – Protective Service/Guardianship Committee Meeting, May 20, 2010, Harrisburg, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and lodging ($77.70) expenses. There is no registration fee.

Purpose: Protective Service Supervisors request to attend for discussion on proposed documentation system, PS documentation requirements, update on legislation for ages 18-59 protective services.

• Pauline Kleintop, Pat Nichols, Margo Germino (Elected Auditors) – Regional Spring Meeting for PSACA, May 21, 2010, Bloomsburg, Pa. Request for mileage reimbursement only.

Purpose: Spring conference, auditor’s training

• Angela Milford (Jail) – Potter County Leadership Program, 2010. Request for registration fee ($750.00) expense.

Purpose: Leadership training


• SUMMER HIRING – County Extension Director Don Tanner requests the hiring of two 4-H summer assistants as follows:

o Nicole Gabreski from June 7 through August 20, 2010 at $8.40 per hour
o Kristen Hayman from July 13 through August 13, 2010 at $8.40 per hour

Funding for these positions has been allocated in the 2010 budget.


• Applications for County Liquid Fuels Tax Funds for county aid as follows:
o Genesee Township - $2,630.55

Former Coudersport Native Competes Despite Accidents

Paul Erway has proved he can compete in life

By Michael Grant •
Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY

Paul Erway isn't ready to slow down. Despite two devastating accidents, he presses on.

This past Monday the 51-year-old wheelchair athlete participated in the Boston Marathon. On Saturday the Shelbyville, Ky., resident will compete in the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon. He's one of seven disabled men and two women registered for the race.Last year Erway finished fourth of five in the wheelchair division in 1 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds. But it's not all about the time for the native of Coudersport, Pa. More...

Accident Reported On Rt. 248 Near Whitesville

Car Crash Reported Near Whitesville
At 1:02 pm on Friday, Wellsville Ambulance is responding to a motor vehicle accident 2 miles from Whitesville, NY. 2 minor injuries are reported.

And When Your Water Source Is Polluted..........

DEP to Hold Public Hearing, Accept Comments on Bucks County Well Contamination Issue

NORRISTOWN -- The Department of Environmental Protection will accept public comments on a proposal to protect Bucks County residents in Hilltown and Bedminster townships from contaminated well water at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, in the Bedminster Township administration building, 3112 Bedminster Road.

DEP has proposed installing whole-house carbon filtration systems in 35 properties that have been or have the potential to be affected by groundwater contamination in the area of Minsi Trail, Blue School Road and Dublin Pike.

The agency began sampling the area’s wells in February 2002 after a referral from the Bucks County Health Department. The contaminant of concern is trichloroethylene, or TCE.

Those interested in presenting comments at the May 5 hearing should register in advance by calling DEP Community Relations Coordinator Lynda Rebarchak at 484-250-5820.

DEP will accept written comments until June 18. The comments should be sent to David Ewald, HSCA project officer, DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 E. Main St., Norristown, PA 19401-4915.

DEP is taking this action under the authority of the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, which allows the department to investigate and clean up hazardous waste sites.

For more information, visit or call 484-250-5900.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. HashimYousif, professor of physics at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has received the 2010 Chairs’ Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.

“Part of what makes Professor Yousif an effective teacher is his ability to present class material in an organized fashion, his dedication in evaluating his students’ work fairly, his desire to maintain an environment conducive to learning and his steadfast commitment to be accessible to his students,” said Dr. Steven Hardin, vice president and dean of academic affairs, at the 2010 Honors Convocation, where Yousif was recognized.

“He is also not content to maintain the status quo in the classroom,” Hardin continued. “He incorporates all of the available technologies in his classroom, including video streaming his lectures and using animation and electronic data acquisition technology.”

Yousif was chosen for the award by the chairmen and chairwomen of Pitt-Bradford’s five academic divisions.

In choosing an award recipient, the chairpersons reviewed letters of recommendation, student evaluations of teaching, syllabi and grade distribution. They also considered the teachers’ knowledge of subject matter and their advising and dedication in working with students beyond the classroom in such activities as internships and research projects.

The award, which is in its ninth year, is open to any full-time faculty member who has taught at Pitt-Bradford for at least the last three consecutive academic years.

Yousif said, “I am honored by this award and want to thank the chairman of the Physical and Computation Sciences Division, who nominated me, and the chairs of the university divisions, who gave me their confidence.

“I also would like to acknowledge the support of my students who inspired me. In addition, the support and encouragement of the administration, staff, and the faculty of this university must be noted.”

Dr. Yong-Zhuo Chen, chairman of the division of physical and computational sciences, said, “Dr. Yousif sets high standards for himself and strives to constantly improve his teaching. He always goes extra miles beyond finishing his normal teaching duty and devotes extra times to help students. He is an energetic, well-versed and dedicated teacher.”

Yousif has been teaching at Pitt-Bradford since 1989. For the past 21 years, he has taught a variety of courses in several disciplines, including physics, mathematics, astronomy, engineering and computer science. He has also developed new courses in several of these disciplines.

Besides teaching, Yousif is also a noted researcher. He has had numerous articles published in scholarly journals on topics such as electromagnetic scattering, computing special functions and quantum statistical mechanics.

He has also extended his love of physics and his passion for teaching beyond the collegiate level. For several years, he hosted a workshop at Pitt-Bradford in conjunction with the American Association of Physics Teachers and National Science Foundation for middle and high school teachers of physics and physical sciences to help them become better teachers.

Yousif earned his doctoral degree at the University of Arizona, and his bachelor of science degree from the University of Baghdad.

He and his wife live in Bradford with their son. Yousif enjoys vegetable gardening for his family, listening to classical and Arabic music, and reading the newspaper. He also likes to explore the Internet for interesting material.

Past recipients of the Chairs’ Faculty Teaching Award are Dr. Jean Truman, Andrea Robbins, Dr. Helene Lawson, Dr. Joanne Burgert, Dr. Nancy McCabe, Donald Lewicki, Dr. Donald Ulin and Dr. Lauren Yaich.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Bernie Picklo, a former science teacher at Bradford Area High School, has been honored as this year’s Distinguished Secondary Teacher by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The award is presented annually to a teacher who is willing to work with and challenge students both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. Members of the university’s senior class nominated the candidates.

Although he is currently the academic technology integrator for Pitt-Bradford, Picklo was nominated by Stephen Hale, a criminal justice major from Lewis Run who had Picklo as an earth and space science teacher at BAHS during his freshman year.

Hale credited Picklo with being an influence to turn around his own academic career.

“From day one, we never saw eye to eye, and I hated being in his class,” Hale wrote. “My friend and I used to sit there and look at racing magazines all class and make fun of Mr. Picklo. I eventually got to a point where I was trying to convince my parents that I wanted to drop out, and I didn’t want to go to school anymore.

“One day after class, Mr. Picklo had quite the talk with me. He told me how I reminded him of himself when he was that age. He told me how he saw so much potential in me; I just had to get the ambition to use it.

“After that talk, it made me think and realize that for once a teacher cared enough to show a student that they meant something and they were there to help. I went from a D to A’s and B’s and went on to finish high school making honors.”

Picklo’s colleagues in the science department at BAHS also wrote a letter in support of his nomination.

“What made Bernie an extraordinary educator was his willingness to gently push those around him to succeed to the best of their ability,” they wrote. “He expected the best from his students, and in most cases, he got it because he let them know that he cared about them and their futures.

“Bernie left Bradford High School two years ago, and yet his name continues to come up regularly as his former students reminisce about how much they enjoyed his class and, more importantly, how much they enjoyed having him teach it.”

This is not Picklo’s first teaching award. In 2005 he received the Eastern Section “Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Year” award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Prior to this award, in 2003 he received the NAGT “Pennsylvania Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Year” award.

DEP Fines Stallion Oilfield Services $6,500 for Illegally Transferring Fracking Water in Lycoming County

DEP Fines Stallion Oilfield Services $6,500 for Illegally Transferring Fracking Water in Lycoming County
Penalty Reflects Latest Enforcement Action against Company

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Stallion Oilfield Services of Canonsburg $6,500 for operating a transfer station without a permit last year at its facility in Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County.

The financial penalty represents DEP’s latest enforcement action against Stallion. It previously issued a notice of violation to the company in June 2009, which prompted the company to stop operating its transfer station.

“DEP conducted an inspection at Stallion in June 2009 and discovered that the company was operating a fracking water transfer station without the required DEP permit,” said DEP North-central Regional Director Robert Yowell. “Businesses that support the natural gas exploration industry like Stallion must improve their compliance with Pennsylvania’s waste management regulations. DEP continues to look aggressively for these illegal transfer stations and will take appropriate enforcement action whenever we find them.”

There were 21 fracking water tanks at the site divided into two staging areas. The tanks were used to store fracking flowback water from natural gas wells.

DEP inspectors also found a 450-square foot area where fracking water had spilled onto the ground. Soil samples showed high levels of chlorides and barium, which are common constituents of fracking water. Stallion subsequently excavated and properly disposed of about seven cubic yards of soil.

DEP’s follow-up inspection in August 2009 confirmed that the company had halted the illegal transfer station activity.

The fine was paid to the Solid Waste Abatement Fund, which helps to pay for cleanups across the state.

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

Attorney--Accused Arsonist Not Read Rights Before Interrogation

McClain seeks to suppress statements

SMETHPORT — The former Eldred volunteer firefighter accused of setting fire to two fire stations is seeking to suppress statements he made prior to his arrest.

Scott Edward McClain, 39, of Eldred is charged with two counts each of arson and arson endangering property, and three counts of criminal mischief.

The motion to suppress, filed by McClain’s attorney, assistant public defender Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer, says McClain was never read his rights before he was interrogated. More...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Port Allegany 12 - Coudersport 10 in extra innings

Port Allegany first baseman Lucas Kline puts the tag
on a Coudersport base runner during a pick off play

Port Allegany pitcher Cameron Stuckey

Coudersport catcher Kevin Wolfinger
Coudersport shortstop Andrew Mickle tags out a Port Allegany runner at second base

Photos by Paul Burdick Sports Photos

Driller---No More Road Use Until Damage Is Fixed

wesb news radio--Road Use Permit Revoked
PennDOT has revoked an oil company's road use permit because of severe damage done to a road in Cameron County. PennDOT says J-W Operating Company's drilling trucks and other equipment damaged Moore Hill Road in Shippen Township. The permit says J-W Operating is supposed to monitor pavement conditions and immediately make repairs as needed. The company won't be able to use the road again until the repairs are made. PennDOT Secretary Allen Biehler says, "We understand the importance of Marcellus Shale drilling to the region's economy, but we will remain vigilant in requiring action to keep the roads safe and properly maintained for public use."

Charles S. DOWNING, 81, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Cleveland, OH

Charles S. DOWNING, 81, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Cleveland, OH, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in the Cleveland Clinic.

Born August 17, 1928, in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of Charles and Katherine Zencoe Downing.

On February 25, 1967, in Cleveland, he married the former Mary Plummer, who survives. A US Navy Veteran, he served honorably from 1946 – 1947 and in the Korean War from 1951 – 1952. He was a self-employed painter for 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #1012 in Whitesville, NY.

Surviving besides his wife, Mary, are: two sons, Michael (Denise) Downing of Walton Hills, OH and Leon Downing of Gulf Breeze, FL; a daughter, Laura (Will) Diehl of Norwalk, OH; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, William Downing and Daniel (Gerri) Downing, both of Cleveland; and a sister, Donna Roden of Houston, TX. Burial, with Military Rites, will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Coudersport Fire Alarm To Potato City Is False

Automatic Fire Alarm At Potato City
At 5:18 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Dept. 48 is responding to an Automatic Fire Alarm at Potato City Motor Inn. At 5:21 pm the call was CANCELLED.

Woods Fire Reported In Richburg

Woods Fire Reported In Richburg
At 2:45 pm on Thursday, Richburg and Bolivar Fire Departments have responded to a report of a woods fire on the Pangburn Road, just off Route 275 in the Town of Wirt.

New PennDOT Website Offers Ways to ‘Green’ Your Commute

New PennDOT Website Offers Ways to ‘Green’ Your Commute
Alternatives Include Car Pooling, Transit, Biking, Walking Options

Harrisburg – To help residents explore the many alternative transportation options available across the state, the Department of Transportation recently launched the PACommutes website:

“This website offers a wide range of alternative ways to commute or travel through the state and makes it easy for them to adapt those methods into their lives,” said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. “We’ve brought together a vast amount of resources from PennDOT, other state agencies, transportation providers and even biking clubs to help people save money and help the environment.”

The PACommutes website offers commuters a one-stop shop for ways to save money on transportation, tips on “greening” their commute, and shows what public transportation options are available in each county. An array of topics are covered, including how to begin a biking or walking routine, how to set up a car or van pool, and what services are offered for older residents and people with disabilities.

The site includes a Match & Ride tool that helps people find car pool partners quickly and safely online. Also, informative service videos from transportation providers and other “how-to” resources are included.

“Many regional groups, clubs and service providers statewide serve as valuable transportation resources – we wanted to make sure that no matter where you live in Pennsylvania, you have access to this information,” Biehler said.

Samuel T. Scott, Jr., 54, of 2 Bushnell Street, formerly of 41 Burnside Avenue, Bradford, PA

Samuel T. Scott, Jr., 54, of 2 Bushnell Street, formerly of 41 Burnside Avenue, passed away, Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born May 3, 1955, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Samuel T. and Glenna (Dailey ) Scott.

Mr. Scott attended Bradford Area Schools. He played in local bands, including: Eagle Creek, Four Play, Shuffle, Octogon, Wiskey River, and Trade Winds. He also played with Box Car Willy.

He had been employed at Top Line Corp.

Mr. Scott served on the Board of Directors for the Men's Bowling Association. He bowled for many years around the United States and also in many local leagues. He volunteered for youth bowling, coached Little League Baseball, helped at the local race tracks and planned many benefits for local people. He also volunteered for Special Olympics.

He was a member of the Bradford Moose Lodge and Eagle's Club.

Surviving are three children; Susan (Barry) Johnson of Lewis Run, Sami (Dave Morris) Placer and Sam (Jennifer) Scott III, one step daughter, KiLynn Scott, all of Bradford, six grandchildren: Christina Whitman, Ashley Whitman, Lauren Placer, Christian Eaton, Brittany Eaton and Brenan Scott, two brothers Robert F. Scott and Roger A. Scott.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant sister and one brother, Randy L. Scott.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, April 26, 2010 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. and again on Tuesday, April 27th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, in the First Presbyterian Church where funeral and committal will be held at 11:00AM with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to CORE or McKean County Special Olympics PO Box 101 Bradford, PA 16701 or American Diabetes Association 1660 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314.

On line condolences may be made at



BRADFORD, Pa – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host a seminar on safety in the oil and gas industry on April 30.

The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Swarts Hall, Room 162 at Pitt-Bradford’s campus. Cost is $45 per person and includes lunch.

This in-depth, one-day training seminar is for supervisors and safety directors. It will evaluate regulations and Occupational Safety and Health Administration industry standards by discussing topics such as site preparation, service rig attention, excavation, emergency management situations and hazard communications standards.

“The upcoming OSHA Safety Seminar for Oil & Gas will assist all those in the industry to be aware of certain daily activities that they may take for granted, but have real consequences if taken too lightly,” said Mike Hackett, Pitt-Bradford workforce training coordinator. “There is no substitute for doing something right the first time to avoid potential hazards and to assure a safe working environment.”

To register or for more information contact the Office of Outreach Services at 814-362-5078 or e-mail

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

Complete Service For Cars & Trucks In Roulette

Medical marijuana should be legal

Medical marijuana should be legal in New York

By Andrew Harris
WELLSVILLE - Is it reasonable for you to accept that a person with an anxiety issue be able to take the prescribed dose of anxiety medication to prepare for a stressful day?

Do you agree that it is reasonable for someone with a chronic pain disorder to take narcotics like Vicodin to find rest? If instead of these prescribed pharmaceuticals those people used cannabis to ease their symptoms would you still agree that is reasonable?

New York state law does not allow anyone to grow or possess cannabis for medicinal purposes and millions of otherwise law abiding citizens are affected if not incarcerated.

Accidental death from prescription drugs, like Vicodin and Oxycodone, are dramatically increasing on a national and local level.
Cannabis, marijuana, ganja, reefer, kaya — call it what you like — but the use of this plant has never killed anyone, ever.

So why is it still illegal? More....

Little Genesee Woman Jailed In Ceres Robbery

Woman charged in Ceres robbery

Daily Reporter
CERES - A Little Genesee woman is in the county jail this morning on a first-degree robbery charge following a weekend incident in Ceres.

Amity-based state police Monday arrested Amy R. Walters, 21.

On Saturday, she allegedly entered the Dandy Mini Market, 9341 Route 417, at about 8:47 p.m. Troopers said she wore a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses and had a bandanna over her face. She allegedly demanded money and cigarettes while displaying a hunting knife.

Limestone man has been arrested after breaking in o Smethport home

WESB NEWS RADIO--Limestone Man charged in Burglary
A Limestone man has been arrested after breaking into a Smethport home late Tuesday night. Police say that 29 year-old Steven Parsons took two plastic totes containing copper and brass fitting worth $250. He also made off with a couple of silver rings and a gold necklace worth $300. Parsons was charged with trespassing, burglary and illegal weapons possession. He is jailed on $20,000 bail.

Causer & Rapp---Drill Baby Drill

Two local lawmakers confident oil and gas drilling on state forest lands right thing to do

Oil and gas drilling on state forest lands is a controversial topic in Pennsylvania, but the benefits to this region have two local lawmakers confident that it’s the right thing to do.

A bill has been introduced in the state House Majority Policy Committee in support of a five-year moratorium on additional leasing of state forest land for drilling in the Marcellus Shale region. The bill would require studies of the impact of drilling on public lands before the drilling could commence.

On Wednesday, state Rep. Martin Causer, R-Turtlepoint, and Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Warren, both spoke out against the bill.

“This bill would be stifling development in areas like ours,” Causer said. “I think it’s the wrong approach. The bill is directed at areas like ours where we have large areas of state forest land. It specifically has an affect on Cameron and Potter where there’s a huge amount of state forest lands — 60 percent of the land in Cameron County and 50 percent in Potter County.” More...

Working Structure Fire In Allegany County Town of Scio

Fully Involved Structure Fire In Scio, NY
At 10:20 am on Thursday, Firefighters in the Scio, NY are responding to a structure fire at 5848 Comfort Hollow Road, in the Town of Scio.


Fire seriously damages Scio home

Please Vote To Help Fund Research On This Cancer Killing Machine


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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Career Planning Sessions

Career Planning Sessions Geared Toward 5th-9th Graders

April 21st, 2010

younggirlstudentStudents are thinking about careers even before they begin junior high school. To broaden their horizons, Potter County Education Council has launched “Techsploration.” It’s a program to introduce students in grades five through nine to technical job opportunities. The 18-hour course, which will be offered in June at the Vo-Tech School in Port Allegany, will also educate parents about job options. Officials want to familiarize students with the vocational and technical education options as an alternative to an academic path.

The course will run June 7-8, from 7:30-5 pm, for students entering grades five and six; and June 9-10, from 7:30 am-5 pm for students entering grades seven through nine. To register, call Candi Hand at 814-545-1333 or email

Bullying Meeting Thursday

Bullying Meeting Thursday: ‘Creating Kind Communities’

April 20th, 2010

bullyingA program entitled, “Creating Kind Communities: The Ins and Outs of Bullying Prevention,” will be held on Thursday, April 22, from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Coudersport Elementary School. It’s geared toward children, parents and caregivers.

Practical strategies will be presented to help children who are being bullied, and to counsel parents of bullying victims or caregivers who want to effectively deal with bullies. The program is sponsored by the Potter County Parents Helping Parents, in collaboration with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.



BRADFORD, Pa. – “Cabaret,” winner of 12 Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Revival, is bringing its energy and famous songs to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Bromeley Family Theater on Thursday, April 29, as the final performance in the university’s 2009-2010 Prism Series.

The show, performed by Windwood Theatricals, begins at 7:30 p.m., with a pre-show dinner at 5:45. Tickets are $36 and $30 for the public, $32 and $26 for Pitt-Bradford faculty and staff, and $16 and $13 for students.

“Windwood Theatricals is an excellent touring company. They have brought us ‘Urban Cowboy,’ ‘Little Women’ and ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ all first-rate productions,” said Randy Mayes, director of arts programming at Pitt-Bradford. “They love performing in Bradford, and we love having them back.”

Mayes continued, “Of all the shows, however, ‘Cabaret’ is my favorite, and I am very excited about it coming here. From the results on their tour so far, we have every right to be excited about this show. I cannot think of a better way to end the Prism Series season this year.”

Set in Berlin as Hitler and the Nazis are rising to power, “Cabaret” revolves around a young English singer, Sally Bowles, who works at Berlin’s Kit Kat Club and strives to embrace the thrilling lifestyle that Berlin was known for. As the clouds gather, Sally cannot hear the noises of Nazism around her, but the others can.

The opening café scene will feature two Bradford residents, Dr. Rick Frederick and his wife, Jan. “Rick and Jan have been strong supporters of all the arts in Bradford,” said Mayes. “I am very happy that they agreed to be in the café scene.”

Songs include “It Couldn’t Please me More,” “Tomorrow Belongs to Me,” “Wilkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Money, Money” and “Maybe This Time.”

“Cabaret’s” awards include a 1967 Tony Award for Best Musical and 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The 1972 film directed by Bob Fosse won eight Academy Awards including Best Actress for Liza Minelli in the role of Sally Bowles.

The 2010-11 Prism Series season will be announced during the performance of “Cabaret.” To purchase tickets for the show, please call the Pitt-Bradford Box Office at (814)362-5113 between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cost of the pre-show dinner is $20, and includes: coq au vin, braised chicken in wine, tomatoes and herbs; Cabernet pasta with grilled vegetables; Haricot Vere, French green beans; Nicoise-style salad; and crème brulee. Dinner will be served in the KOA Dining Room, Frame Westerberg Commons. Reservations for the dinner can also be made through the box office.

“Cabaret” contains adult themes and may not be suitable for children.

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

Patterson Cancer Care Center to Hold Free Screenings

Free Cancer Screenings At Patterson
Dr. David Moylan and Dr. Hans Baerwald will provide free colorectal and prostate cancer screenings from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., April 24 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. A light breakfast will be served. Patients should specify which screening(s) they would like when registering. Call 877/274-8200 for an appointment.

A Community Blood Bank Blood Drive

A Community Blood Bank Blood Drive is being held at One North Main Street, Coudersport; in the Gunzburger Building Gym, April 27th from 11 am to 5pm. WALK INS ARE WELCOME! NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

All donors will be entered into a drawing for a free lunch at The Maple Tree!

Community Blood Bank is the exclusive supplier of blood supplies to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Your donations stay local to help our local residents. One pint of blood can save up to 3 lives. Won’t you stop by the Gunzburger Gym Tuesday April 27 to help make a difference?

DEP: Applications Now Accepted for Home Heating Equipment Rebates

PA Residents Can Receive $500 to Replace Inefficient, Non-Electric Furnaces, Water Heaters

HARRISBURG -- Rebates are now available to help Pennsylvania residents conserve energy and save money by upgrading their home heating systems, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today.

The Pennsylvania Home Heating Equipment Rebate Program offers rebates of up to $500 toward the cost of replacing non-electric residential hot water heaters, furnaces and boilers fueled by home heating oil, natural gas or propane with more efficient, ENERGY STAR-rated units.

The $11 million program is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“With the home heating season ending, many Pennsylvanians may now be thinking about replacing their old, inefficient heating systems,” said Hanger. “The Home Heating Rebate Program offers a financial incentive to upgrade two of the largest areas of energy use in a typical household—heating and water heating. It was designed to complement conservation efforts and rebates offered by electric utilities to upgrade household appliances.

“By focusing our federal Recovery Act money on heating and water heating, we are encouraging our residents to make investments in their homes that will enable them to save substantial amounts of energy and money over the next two decades,” he added.

Pennsylvania residents may reserve a rebate online at Those without Internet access can call 877-592-2061.

Once a reservation is made, consumers will have 30 days to submit the necessary documentation of purchase and installation. Rebates checks will then be mailed directly to the consumer.

The best way to ensure that rebate funding is available is to make the reservation in advance. The program's website contains a real-time indicator of funds still available.

The rebate program could help 33,000 households become more energy efficient.

According to ENERGY STAR, the annual energy bill for a typical single-family home is $2,200. A resident could save more than $900 a year by upgrading to a more energy efficient furnace and water heater. The program also will provide a spark to the state’s economy by creating an estimated 120 jobs through manufacturing opportunities for new equipment, and job opportunities for the contractors who will install the units.

Hanger said the rebate program is one of several incentives available to consumers. A rebate can be combined with federal tax credits, a non-electric utility rebate, and/or a manufacturer’s rebate.

The Keystone HELP program, for example, offers low-interest loans to help finance purchases. These lower rates can save thousands of dollars over the life of the loan, further enhancing the energy saving from the improvements being made and minimizing out-of-pocket costs. Visit for more information.

Homeowners should also consider performing a home energy audit to see where they can conserve energy or use it more efficiently to save money.

“An energy audit calculates how much energy is used, evaluates how efficiently it is used, and suggests ways to make a home even more energy efficient. Sealing leaky walls and ducts, and adding insulation are two examples of ways to make a household better equipped to retain the heat generated by a new heating system,” Hanger said.

“An audit can also ensure that the replacement system is properly sized for the job. Adequate air sealing and insulation may reduce the size and increase the efficiency of the new system.”

To learn about rebates for electric appliance upgrades, consumers should contact their electric utility. To learn more about how the federal Recovery Act and related investments are helping Pennsylvanians, visit

“To Fill A Backpack” Planning Meeting April 28th

“To Fill A Backpack” Planning Meeting April 28th

The “To Fill A Backpack” program will be holding another planning meeting on Wednesday, April 28th at the Roulette Public Library. The meeting will begin at 6pm and last about an hour or so. Everyone is invited to attend and bring their ideas, comments or suggestions. The meeting will be to continue planning the Walk/Bike/Skate-A-Thon to be held on May 15th to raise funds for the Backpack program. If anyone has any questions, comments or suggestions and can’t make it to the meeting you can email us at i and all will be considered. Volunteers are also needed for that day so if you would like to volunteer some of your time you can contact us at 814-544-8032 or email us at

Glenn R. “Bud” Harvey, 83, of Sweden Valley, PA

Glenn R. “Bud” Harvey, 83, of Sweden Valley, PA died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at his home following a brief illness.

Born on May 26, 1926 in Coneville, PA he was the son of Glenn W. and Bessie Jane Bickford Harvey. He was first married to Cecile Louise Emerson, who died on April 29, 1961. On January 25, 1964 in Prouty, he married Virginia M. Watson who died on February 21, 2010.

Mr. Harvey was a graduate of Coudersport High School. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U. S. Army. He had worked with the Brownhill and Kramer Hosiery Mill in Coudersport and retired in 1989 as a machinist with Pure Carbon Company.

Mr. Harvey was a member of the Sweden Valley Faith Community United Methodist Church, American Legion Potter Post 192, Eulalia Lodge #342 F. & A.M., the Coudersport Consistory, and the Central Grange #1216 of Sweden Valley. He liked woodworking, hunting, gardening, and especially enjoyed his kids and grandkids.

Surviving are three daughters, Daisy T. (Vern) Bova, Susan T. (Walter) Stilson, and Barbara R. (Todd) Creech, all of Coudersport, one son, James R. (Patricia) Harvey of Coudersport, son-in-law, Russell Smith of Erie, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, two daughters, Kimberly Ann Harvey and Candy Harvey Smith, a grandson, John Evon Stilson, and two brothers, Mark Harvey and William Harvey and two sisters, Agnes Barton and Geraldine Baker.

Friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday at Sweden Valley Faith Community United Methodist Church with the Reverend Thomas Shatto, pastor, officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Sweden Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Bridge Posted For 16 Tons In Gaines Township

PennDOT Limits Bridge Over Pine Creek In Gaines Township

PennDOT is alerting motorists in Tioga County that it is placing a weight restriction on the bridge that carries state Route 3001 (Elk Run Road) over Pine Creek at Watrous in Gaines Township.

The bridge has been experiencing significant damage to its deck due to a high volume of heavy-truck traffic.

The bridge is being posted with a weight restriction of 16 tons, effective immediately.

Traffic exceeding the posted weight may use the following detour: Hanky Panky Road (T-451) in Tioga County; Yahn Road (T-435), Clinton Street and Mill Street in Potter County; and Route 6 in Potter and Tioga counties.

Signs alerting motorists to the weight restrictions will soon be erected.

Local exemptions, that is those who have posted a bond to travel a posted road, are not exempt from bridge postings, according to PennDOT.

They would be required to obtain a separate bridge permit to travel over a posted bridge.

The single-span truss bridge was built in 1937.

A project to rehabilitate the bridge is tentatively scheduled in 2011. It is anticipated the same detour route will be used during the construction next year.

Harrisburg Newspaper Poll Shows 83% Favor Marijuana For Everyone

Harrisburg Newspaper Poll Shows 83% Favor Marijuana For Everyone

A poll posted on the appears to have reversed the national poll recently posted by AP and CNN. Results so far indicate 83% are in favor of legal use of marijuana for everyone, not just those with a medical need.

Click here to cast your vote

Unimart Robbed By Woman Brandishing Weapon

Woman robs Avis store at gunpoint

Lock Haven Express
AVIS - A second store in the area has been robbed by a female brandishing a weapon.

Police today are on the lookout for a woman who used a semi-automatic handgun to rob the Avis Uni-Mart at around 6:45 this morning, according to dispatches from the Clinton County Communications Center.

The clerk at the store at 23 W. Central Ave. described the robber as a white female, weighing about 100 pounds, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, jeans, a stocking hat and a scarf on her face, according to reports.

A person who witnessed the incident while in the Avis Fire Hall said there were two people in the alleged get-away vehicle, described as a dark gray Ford Escape. More...

Austin vs.Coudersport Softball

Corrie Ann McManus delivers a pitch for Coudersport
Coudersport catcher Ellen Goerner
Austin’s pitcher no name available
Austin’s second baseman gets a hit
Paul Burdick Sports Photos

Eldred Firefighters Checking Activated Fire Alarm At Ethan Allen

Activated Fire Alarm
At 10:19 am on Wednesday, Eldred Township and Eldred Boro Fire Departments have been dispatched to the Ethan Allen Plant for an activated Fire Alarm.

An on scene report indicated there is no fire at that location.

Sewer Line Replacement Takes A New Twist

Innovation allows area business to replace pipes with less digging


With sewer line replacements a top homeowner project these days, many people find they must cope with having large trenches dug into their yards.

Now, a local business, Pine Mountain Excavating, has invested in innovative technology to allow it to replace sewer lines without digging such trenches - and saving a great deal of time in the process, according to owners Joe Mauro and Dean Edwards.

The team began implementing the trenchless concept about two years ago after wondering if there was a better way to get the job done.

Using the trenchless concept, business has doubled since this time last year, according to Mauro. More...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Troopers Investigating Theft & Forgeries In Roulette

Theft & Forgery Investigated
State Police are investigating an incident at 32 Third Street in Roulette where a known suspect is accused of writing and forging a 70 year old man's signature on several checks from his checking account between 4-15 and 4-19-2010, withdrawing money from the account without the man's authorization.

The trooper did not identify the victim or the perpetrator in the news release, reporting that the investigation is ongoing.

Port Allegany Girl Injured In Roulette Hit & Run Sunday

Hit & Run On Main Street In Roulette
A ten year old Port Allegany girl received minor injuries Sunday afternoon when her bicycle was hit, by a black car with silver trim, along Main Street in the Village of Roulette.

The crash occurred as the girl was riding a bicycle on the shoulder of the street near 150 Main Street in the village. An unknown driver veered off the roadway onto the shoulder and struck the bicycle from the rear, causing the girl to be ejected from the bicycle.

The vehicle left the scene without stopping.

Troopers said this investigation remains active and anyone with information is asked to contact them at PSP Coudersport, 814-274-8690. Trooper Brandon Allis is the investigator.