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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Car With No Engine Stolen In Turtllepoint

Ford Explorer Stolen From Turtlepoint
Between April 16 and April 30th, a 1991 Ford Explorer was stolen from a residence off of Route 155 in Turtlepoint, Annin Township, McKean County.

Michael Meacham, of Port Allegany, PA, reported the 1991 Ford Explorer 4 door missing. The vehicle is a 2 tone with a gray top and a navy blue bottom. It had no engine. It was valued at $500.00.

Troopers are asking anyone with any information on this incident to contact them at PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Leslie Oates is the investigator.

Loggers Cut Timber, But Didn't Pay Landowner

Theft By Deception
Kane State Police are investigating an incident of THEFT BY DECEPTION that occurred between
February 1 and April 30 at a location off of Smith Road in Eldred Township, McKean County.

Actors cut timber from property of Harry Martin, Jr, of Eldred, PA, without compensating him . This is a continuing investigation.

Coudersport defeats Bradford in high school baseball 9 to 7

Coudersport defeats Bradford in high school baseball 9 to 7
Bradford’s pat Harrington tags out Coudersport’s Kevin Wolfinger
Coudersport’s Jordan Barnett belts a home run

Bradford slugger Pat Pascarella rounds third after a home run

Coudersport pitcher Mike Miller

Photos by Paul Burdick Sports Images

Living Within God's Will

Living Within God's Will

Living Within God's WillWhen life-changing decisions must be made, sometimes God's will seems like an unsolvable mystery. That's when it's tempting to trust our own instincts rather than biblical truth. Read this week's article from Dr. Stanley and learn how to remain within the boundaries of God's purpose for our lives.

Gas Worker Camps Beginning To Appear In Potter County

Townships Advised To Prepare For Gas Worker ‘Camps’

galetonmancampPotter County’s local governments are being advised to adopt a holding tank ordinance to assure the proper disposal of sewage from “camps” that are being developed to accommodate temporary natural gas workers. The suggestion comes from the Potter County Planning Commission and the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich advises that DEP requires temporary sewage facilities permits for the camps. A group of four modular trailers has been opened for gas workers in Galeton Borough (shown here) and a similar camp is coming in Allegany Township. The camps use holding tanks to collect sewage. Townships and their sewage enforcement officers are responsible for identifying and resolving violations.

Thirteen of Potter County’s townships do not have holding tank ordinances and the congregate living facilities are prohibited there. They include: Clara, Genesee, Hebron, Homer, Oswayo, Pike, Pleasant Valley, Portage, Sharon, Stewardson, Summit, West Branch and Wharton townships. A sample ordinance is available from the County Planning Office at 274-8254.

(Photo courtesy of Ed Coar, Wayne County Planner)


Rhonda Vought of Emporium, left, and Heather Jordan of Tiona, right, work in the kitchen with Claudine Cooper, instructor of hospitality management at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which is graduating its first class of hospitality management students starting the major four years ago.


BRADFORD, Pa. – When the students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford march across the stage at commencement Sunday, nine of them will be Pitt-Bradford’s first class of hospitality management graduates.

Pitt-Bradford launched its hospitality management program in 2006, at the same time it started new majors in accounting and secondary education, but unlike those programs, which were based in existing majors, hospitality management had to be built from scratch.

Students majoring in hospitality management are prepared for careers in resort or hotel management, restaurant or institutional food service, event planning, sports and entertainment facilities, on cruise ships or anywhere service-management skills are needed.

The program was started in part to help boost the economic development of the area. After looking at several top programs, the school designed the program after the curriculum at Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y., but tailored it to fit Pitt-Bradford’s strengths.

A patchwork of faculty and staff taught the first classes, which included some standard business management courses, but also more specialized classes, which were taught by Rick Esch, who started his career at Pitt-Bradford in food management, and Justin Work, the executive chef for Metz dining services.

Esch inspired several of the members of the first class to become hospitality management majors.

Heather Jordan of Tiona was one of those students.

“He inspired a lot of us,” Jordan said, looking around a room of fellow students taking the senior capstone course. Some of the students had taken Esch’s course on a whim, having started out in nursing, business management or another area.

Something about the challenge of pleasing customers, the allure of working on a cruise ship, the satisfaction of planning a flawless event appealed to them.

Curtis Buchanan of Bradford by way of Bristol, Tenn., was a computer programmer, but “saw the opportunity to have some fun with my career.”

As a programmer, he said, “I made good money, but it wasn’t fun.”

While pursuing his new career in hospitality, Buchanan spent the spring semester of 2009 as an intern with Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., where he was a food vendor in the Animal Kingdom. His favorite part was “serving guests and seeing them smile. The language barriers are nonexistent.”

Buchanan also saw that a powerhouse entertainer like Disney was “85 percent recession proof.”

Students also had the chance along the way to travel to food shows, where Rhonda Vought of Emporium met celebrity chef Tyler Florence.

But being part of the first class at Pitt-Bradford had two sides. The students are close-knit from being pioneers and working on unique projects such as advising the new owner of The Option House restaurant in downtown Bradford on his operation, but they admitted to feeling a bit like guinea pigs.

In 2007, Pitt-Bradford hired a program director, James Dombrosky, who began shaping the program. Last year, Claudia Cooper joined the faculty to teach culinary classes, Food and Beverage Cost Control and special topics courses.

Building a program was part of the allure for Dombrosky, who had been teaching hospitality management at West Liberty State College in Wheeling, W.Va., before coming to Pitt-Bradford.

Dombrosky worked in hospitality while he was still in college before beginning a career with Trans World Airlines, where he trained travel agents how to use TWA’s computerized reservations system. He went on to work in management for TNT Vacations, a Caribbean tour operator, where he developed the Pittsburgh market.

“I love both teaching and program development, and to build a new program at the University of Pittsburgh was a great opportunity,” he said.

The graduating students wish they could take some of the courses now being offered, but are glad their interests and input went into shaping what those classes would be.

Most of the students put in far more than the 600 practicum hours required by the program. They worked in a family restaurant, as a fine dining server at the Seneca Allegany Casino, as a manager at McDonalds, as a manager at Microtel, for Metz on campus and as a chef at Glendorn, a luxury resort a stone’s throw from campus.

They now hope to combine their book learning and practical experience to work for cruise lines, manage food service operations and someday own their own luxury hotels.

Robert W. Shelley, 76, of Gaines, PA

Robert W. Shelley, 76, of Gaines, PA, died on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at his home.

Born July 20, 1933, in Gaines, he was a son of the late Ralph and Hazel (Hampton) Shelley.

He was a member of the last graduating class of the Gaines School in 1953. He was a Veteran, having served with the United States Army in the Korean War.

He was married to the former Faye Connelly, who predeceased him on January 28, 1980.

Bob was a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the Galeton VFW Post #6611 and the Galeton Moose and was an extremely skilled woodworker who loved to fish and hunt.

Surviving are two sons, Glenn (Roberta) Shelley, Elmira, NY and Robert Bruce (Dawn) Shelley, Anchorage, AK; two daughters, Virginia (Rusty) Johnson, Gaines and Brenda Brown, Wellsboro, PA; a sister, Edith M. Moorse; twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 11:00-12:00pm, with Funeral Services following at 12:00pm. The Rev. Bradley Prouty will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gaines Game Feeders.

Genesee Fire Dept. Dispatched For Standby

Standby For Willing
At 5:13 pm, Genesee Dept. 37 has been dispatched to stand by for the Town of Willing Fire Dept. Willing is involved with a wildfire on the Brown Road.

UPDATE--Ulysses Dept. 47 was placed on stand by for Genesee at the Ulysses Hall.

New Websites To List Baseball & Softball Scores

Coudersport Entrepreneur Starts Sports Websites

Tired of waiting for the weekly paper to come out get scores from

local area baseball and softball games? I know I was. So, I created
two new web pages:

These pages are geared towards the Coudersport teams right now but if
I can get volunteers from other communities to help out, we can expand
it to include all of Potter-McKean.

The sites are still in their infancy stage and need your support to
help them grow. You can email me rosters, pictures, game results or
even game summaries if you wish.

We'll be able to show the world how proud we are of our local athletes!

Thank you,
Trevor Saulter

To Fill A Backpack Fundraiser Will Be Held May 15th The To Fill A Backpack program will be having a Walk/Bike/Skate-A-Thon as their kickoff fundraiser

The To Fill A Backpack program will be having a Walk/Bike/Skate-A-Thon as their kickoff fundraiser for the 2010 distribution year. The fundraiser will be held May 15th on Main St in Roulette starting at the old 6B’s Craft Barn. Participants will collect sponsorships from family, friends and neighbors and then walk, bike or skate around the 1 mile course as many times as they would like between the hours of 9am and 3pm. Sponsor forms are available on our website or give us a call and we will get you one. Your starting time and the number of times you walk the course is your choice. Prizes will be awarded for the oldest walker, youngest walker, most trips around the course and most money collected. All participants will receive a free water bottle and lots of exercise. We are looking for clowns, face painters, etc. to donate a couple of hours during the day as well as 4 to 6 people to take care of the water/check stations and others that are willing to just plain help. Anyone with a medical background that would like to volunteer a little of their time would be greatly appreciated. If you would like more information or to volunteer please feel free to give us a call at (814) 544-8032 or or check out us out on the web at

Andy Kulp

"To Fill A Backpack"

81 Burleson Avenue

Roulette, PA 16746

Phone: (814) 544-8032




Coudy II 11-12 year olds played Shinglehouse II 11-12 year olds played Shinglehouse 4-29-10 and came out ahead winning 17-11. The girls played a good game and with pitcher Lexi Easton finishing the last inning with a no score inning and Morgan Wilson hitting out to the center outfield bringing in 3 runners.

Skyler VanWagenen and Morgan Wilson

Lexi Easton pitching

Photos by Sheila Easton

Medical Emergency On Main Street

Woman Down
At 3:26 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 is responding to a report of a woman down at the intersection of Water & Main St.

One Car MVA Reported At Rubbertown

One Car Accident On Rt. 49 at Rubbertown
At 3:07 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 is responding to a one vehicle accident on Route 49 across from the Rubbertown Road. One vehicle is reported off the roadway with an unconscious occupant.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Customer Appreciation Day At Coudy Beverage Saturday From 11 to 2

The couple on the right is Shanon & William Sallade and the couple on the left is Karie & Jason Saler the new owners. The store was was purchased from Lawrence Lentz in November 2009.

No Idle Law Takes Effect May 1

Important Information For Young People About Computer Activities

Investigator shares safety tips for cyber world

By Julia Sampson
Olean Times Herald

PORTVILLE - For nine young girls in Massachusetts there is no do-over, no undo, no delete button.

These young females not only verbally and physically tormented another, but also posted what some may deem as “teenage folly” on various online social networks, even after the young lady’s demise. The nine students will forever live with the knowledge that they contributed to another human being taking her own life.

Fifteen-year-old Phoebe Prince, a new freshman at South Hadley High School was driven to suicide recently after being bullied by these nine other students in person and on social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The nine students were indicted Monday on charges that include statutory rape, violation of civil rights with bodily injury, criminal harassment and stalking.

Nineteen percent of teens report being harassed or bullied online. Twenty-three percent of teens ages 16 to 17 report being harassed or bullied online, a report from the Attorney General’s office states. More...

Murder Suspect In Motel Homicides Kills Self

Charges Filed in District Court 48-3-02

Charges Filed in District Court 48-3-02


Shaun Michael Mitchell, 43, Eldred, PA
was charged by PSP on 4-30-10 with PEDESTRIANS UNDER INFLUENCE.

Sonya E. Johnston, 45, Eldred, PA, was charged by Kane PSP on 4-30-10 with DISORDER CONDUCT OBSCENE LANG/GEST -

Jon Kelley Skaggs, 33, Lewis Run, PA, was charged by Kane PSP on 4-30-10 for an incident in Lafayette Township, with HARASSMENT - SUBJECT OTHER TO PHYSICAL CONTACT

James Richard Farren, 58, Clarendon, PA, was charged by Kane PSP on 4-30-10 for an incident in Lafayette Township, with THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP; and RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY.

Janet Lee Farren, 45, Jamestown, NY
, was charged by Kane PSP on 4-30-10 for an incident in Lafayette Township, with THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP and RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY.

Anna Jean Skillman, 48, Jamestown, NY, was charged by Kane PSP on 4-30-10 for an incident in Lafayette Township, with THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP and RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY.

Ace Theron Ferry, 44, Irving, NY
, was charged by Kane PSP on 4-30-10 for an incident in Lafayette Township, with DUI: GEN IMP/INC OF DRIVING SAFELY; DUI: HIGHEST RTE OF ALC (BAC .16+); DISREGARD TRAFFIC LANE (SINGLE) and CARELESS DRIVING.

William H. Ostrander, 42, Port Allegany, PA



BRADFORD, Pa. – Two University of Pittsburgh at Bradford senior ROTC students will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army in a ceremony on campus Saturday, May 1.

Lt. Col. Thomas Leitch of the Seneca Battalion of the ROTC program headquartered at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., will administer the oath to Christina Rossi, a criminal justice major from Lorton, Va., and David C. Kosakowski, a nursing major from Ridgway.

Leitch said that the students are the 16th and 17th Pitt-Bradford students commissioned since Pitt-Bradford began offering ROTC through St. Bonaventure 30 years ago.

Rossi enrolled in ROTC as a sophomore and received a three-year scholarship at Pitt-Bradford. She served as a student ambassador and as a peer mentor for incoming freshmen through the TRiO academic support program.

Upon completion of the Leadership Development and Assessment Course, Rossi was selected for commissioning as a Military Intelligence Officer. As a cadet, she served as the Charlie Company commander. She is the daughter of Michael and Beth Rossi.

Kosakowski also enrolled in ROTC as a sophomore and received a three-year scholarship to Pitt-Bradford. Kosakowski was selected for commissioning as an army nurse. As a cadet, he served as Charlie Company commander and Charlie Company executive officer. He is the son of Richard and Diana Kosakowski.

2 Vehicle Crash Reported In Smethport

2 Car Crash
At 3:19 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Dept. and Priority Care ambulance are responding to a two vehicle crash at East & Water Street in Smethport.

Wilma A. Klein, 90, formerly of Laurel Lane, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Wilma A. Klein, 90, formerly of Laurel Lane, died Thursday (April 29, 2010) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born November 18, 1919, in Norwich, PA, she was a daughter of John A. and Ida L. Peterson Carlson. On July 20, 1943, in Nashville, TN, she married Richard S. Klein, who died Oct. 8, 2001.

Mrs. Klein had been employed by the former Sylvania Co. of Emporium and later with Pierce Glass Co. (now Saint-Gobain Container Co.) of Port Allegany, before her retirement.

She was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Austin High School.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Allegany, and the Baptist Women. She was also a gray lady at the former Port Allegany Community Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol (Gordie) Rees of Roulette, and Janice (Curly) Rennells of Port Allegany; two grandsons, and three granddaughters; several great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard, a grandson, Joseph Rennells, a great-grandson, Wade Kio; a brother, Melvin Carlson, two sisters, Gertrude MeKernan Rifle, Judy Manning Southwick.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (My 1, 2010) with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church.

Bradford Man Facing Rape and Other Charges

WESB NEWSRADIO--Bradford Man Facing Rape and Other Charges

A Bradford man has been charged with raping a juvenile female and other charges after a pair of incidents last fall and this past winter in Bradford. Court records indicate that 23 year-old William Tompkins Jr. is facing numerous charges including rape of a child and indecent sexual assault. Tompkins allegedly raped the child last October. He is also accused of throwing a Bradford man off his porch, hitting him several times and urinating on the man's dog on February 20. Tompkins is jailed on $30,000 bail.

Murder charges filed in drug deal gone bad

Murder charges filed in drug deal gone bad

One suspect charged with 1st degree; other facing aggravated assault counts


LOCK HAVEN — Joey Michael Duffield, 27, of 615 E. Bald Eagle St., has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a deadly dispute city police describe as a drug deal gone bad. More...

DEP Orders Cabot Oil & Gas Remove Hibbard Well Pad Reserve Pit

DEP Orders Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to Remove Hibbard Well Pad Reserve Pit in Susquehanna County

Company Ignored DEP’s Prior Written, Verbal Requests

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection today ordered Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to close and remove an earthen pit in Susquehanna County that holds drilling fluids to determine whether it is contaminating nearby water resources.

The pit, known as a reserve pit, is located at the Hibbard well pad in Dimock Township. The company has 14 days to comply with the order.

DEP’s North-central Regional Director Robert Yowell said today’s more aggressive enforcement action was necessitated after the company ignored previous requests.

“DEP strongly advised Cabot to close and remove the reserve pit in an April 8 notice of violation letter and reiterated to Cabot’s senior management the same message a few short days ago,” said Yowell. “However, Cabot has not remedied the situation and its inaction demonstrates an arrogant disregard for Pennsylvania’s oil and gas regulations and proper protection of our environment.”

The department’s Oil and Gas Program staff responded to a report of black water in a ditch near the Hibbard well pad on March 22. The black water had impacted a private unused drinking water well, two springs and a wetland.

The water, soil and sediment sample results from DEP and Cabot’s contractor in the area, along with visible tears and holes in the reserve pit’s liner and local geology, led DEP to conclude that the black water is a mixture of groundwater and liquid waste from the reserve pit.

The DEP order also requires Cabot to submit a site characterization report plan to DEP within seven days; a letter describing the completion of the pit’s final closure and removal within 18 days; and a site characterization report with the results of its investigation and analysis within 45 days.

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

Service and Repairs For Big Trucks Or Little Cars At Gustin's In Roulette

PennDOT Announces New Campaign to Mark Start of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

PennDOT Announces New Campaign to Mark Start of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Urges All Drivers to Share the Road

Harrisburg – PennDOT today announced a new comprehensive motorcycle safety campaign, Live Free Ride Alive, as part of its continuing and aggressive effort to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes and fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways.

Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

“While Pennsylvania marked a decrease in the number of motorcycle crashes and fatalities in 2009 – the first decrease seen in several years, we believe even one crash or fatality is still one too many,” said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. “The Live Free Ride Alive campaign is part of our effort to further reduce motorcycle crashes and fatalities in Pennsylvania.”

The campaign’s interactive website,, is designed specifically for motorcyclists. The website challenges riders to accept personal responsibility for their own safety. Important messages include obeying the speed limit and not drinking and riding, as speeding and alcohol use increase the risk of being killed or injured in a crash. The website also emphasizes the importance of being properly licensed to operate a motorcycle and encourages the use of protective gear when riding.

Website users can also share their riding experiences and lessons about what they’ve learned. Riders also have the ability to take the “Be One Less” pledge, in which riders strive to be “one less” crash statistic in honor of motorcyclists who have been injured or killed in crashes.

Taking an approved motorcycle safety training course also decreases the chances of a rider being killed or injured in a crash. New and seasoned riders can take advantage of free basic and experienced motorcycle safety courses through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program. For more information and to register for a course, visit

As part of the comprehensive campaign, PennDOT is also encouraging all motorists to share the road and watch out for motorcycles. All motorists should respect a motorcycle as they would a full-size vehicle, with the same rights and privileges as any other vehicle on the road.

“Sharing the roadway is a cooperative effort that enhances everyone’s safety,” said Biehler. “By curbing aggressive behavior and driving in accordance with common sense, courtesy, and the law, motorists and motorcyclists can ride together safely on the roadways.”

More than 3,700 crashes involving motorcycles occurred on Pennsylvania roadways in 2009, resulting in 204 fatalities. The number of licensed motorcyclists increased in 2009 by 12,000, while the number of registered motorcycles increased by 3,000.

National Fuel Gas Lowering Prices of Natural Gas

National Fuel Lowering Price

National Fuel is lowering its prices by more than 6 percent.

The monthly bill of a typical residential customer will go from $81 to $76.

Nancy Taylor of National Fuel says, “This decrease is the direct result of a continuing decline in the market price of natural gas.”

National Fuel is required by law to pass any increase or decrease in Gas Supply Charges on to customers with no mark-up or profit.

e-mail from National Fuel

Area Obituaries

DUKE CENTER — Dorothy Anne Wilcox, 80, a longtime resident of Duke Center, and currently of Findlay, Ohio, died early Thursday (April 29, 2010) at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

Route 219/Bradford Bypass REVISED:

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of May 3

Clearfield – PennDOT issues the following travel update for the Route 219/Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. This update is for the week of May 3. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $28 million job.

• Northbound traffic is sharing a lane with southbound traffic, separated by temporary concrete barrier from Mill Street to north of Hillside Drive.
• Northbound ramps at Foster Brook Interchange are closed. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.
• Tuna Crossroads (T-369) will be closed for the setting of bridge beams. 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.

Free Dental Screenings At Maple Festival On Saturday In Coudersport

Free Dental Screenings at the Mobile Family Center
The Potter County Mobile Family Center and the Integrated Children’s Services Planning Collaborative Board (ICSP) will be hosting free dental screenings for children and youth at the Potter-Tioga Maple Festival in Coudersport on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Dentist Shane Blake will do screenings from 10 a.m. until noon, and then Dentist Richard Kunkle will take over from noon until 2 p.m.

This service is provided by the ICSP Promising Practices Dental Grant whereby children and youth who cannot afford dental services and are not eligible for Medical Assistance may apply for dental subsidies to pay for needed dental treatment.

Families who are MA eligible, but are in need of finding a MA provider/transportation will also be assisted. Information or applications may be obtained by contacting Potter County Human Services at 800-800-2560 or 814-544-7315.

Screenings will also be conducted at the Family Fun Fair event to be held August 21, 2010 at the Potter County Fairgrounds in Millport, PA.

Blower Fire Reported At Case Cutlery

Fire At Case Cutlery in Bradford
At 12:29 am on Friday, Bradford Township and Bradford City Fire Depts are responding to a blower fire at Case Cutlery at 50 Owens Way in Bradford Township.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Duke Center Man Had Sex With 4 Year Old

Victim Was 4 Year Old
John Allen Mix, 19, of 504 Main Street in Duke Center was jailed late Wednesday afternoon after being arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Barbara Easton on charges alleging sexual contact with a 4 year old victim in Oswayo Township, Potter County.


Police said the incidents occurred between February 22 and March 6, 2010.

Judge Easton committed Mix to the Potter County Jail when he was unable to post $85,000.00 straight bail. He faces a preliminary hearing tentatively set for May 6 at 11:00 am in District Court 55-4-01.

Johnsonburg Man Was DUI In Roulette Township

State Police Charge DUI, More
Jeffrey Dean Crum, Jr., 25, of 532 First Avenue, Johnsonburg, PA, was encountered on Route 6 in Roulette Township on April 18 at 1:38 pm and found to be DUI by State Police.


Crum faces a Preliminary Hearing in District Court 55-4-01 on June 7th.

Dozer Damaged In Wharton Township Over Weekend

Actor(s) Drove Through Woods Knocking Down Trees
Last weekend, unknown actor(s) damaged the dash panel of a Case bulldozer to gain access to the ignition, and then drove the bulldozer a short distance through the woods , knocking down and damaging several trees. The actor the left the bulldozer and fled the scene.

The incident occurred on a gas line road, off of Mahlon Run Road in Wharton Township, Potter County. The bulldozer is owned by National Fuel Supply Corp.

Anyone who has the rest of the story is encouraged to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper James Culvey is the investigator.

Rubbish Dumped In Eulalia Township

Garbage Dumped
Between 4-16 and Wednesday, someone deposited 6 bags of trash on the East side of the West Branch of Dingman Run Road, 8/10 mile north of Dingman Run in Eulalia Township.

State Police are investigating.

Property Damaged In Village of Roulette

Property Damaged In Village of Roulette
Coudersport State Police are investigating a report of damage to a wooden lattice at a property on Laninger Creek Road in Roulette that occurred between 4-23 and 4-26.

An unknown individual damaged a 8 foot by 2 foot section of wooden lattice at 13 Laninger Creek Road, owned by Jerry Burch of Coudersport, PA. The Criminal Mischief remains under investigation.

Report Of Oil In The Creek Being Checked

At 8:00 PM, Smethport Fire Dept. is investigating a report of an oil spill in Potato Creek at the East Smethport Bridge.

Oil Found in Potato Creek
Smethport fire fighters found an oily substance into Potato Creek in Smethport Thursday night. Smethport Fire Chief Roy Burt says around two to three gallons, of what they believe to be oil, either leaked from a vehicle or was dumped into a storm drain and then entered the creek. McKean County Emergency Management Agency director Bruce manning will investigate.

Man Killed When Ditch Collapses

Trench Collapse in Luzerne County

Garage Fire On Cameron Street In Wellsville

Garage Fire In Wellsville
At 6:28 PM on Thursday, Wellsville Fire Dept is responding to a garage fire at 20 Cameron Street in the Village. Heavy smoke is reported.

Vandals Dump Five Thousand Gallons Of Crude Oil On Ground In McKean County

Over 5,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spilled
State Police at Kane are investigating the dumping of 5,418 gallons of crude oil onto the ground off Forestry Route 261 in Hamilton Township, McKean County between April 14th and Wednesday.

Actors opened the valve on a tank and released 129 barrels of crude oil onto the ground. The facility belongs to Howard Drilling, Mount Jewett, PA. Value of the loss is about $9,600.00.

Anyone with information on this continuing investigation is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Leslie Oates is the investigating officer.

Late this afternoon, the communications officer at the State Police in Kane was not able to provide any information on the environmental damage this spill has caused or if there is a clean-up in progress.

A Potter County Treat

Jean L. Pugh, 53, of 7150 Rt. 120, Truman, PA

Jean L. Pugh, 53, of 7150 Rt. 120, Truman, PA died at the Golden Living Center, Clarion, PA on Thursday (April 29, 2010) morning following a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 7, 1956 in DuBois, PA a daughter of the late Fredrick Jackson and Mary Lou Reitz Dunbar.

On May 25, 1985 in Emporium she married Michael B. Pugh, who Survives.

Mrs. Pugh graduated from Cameron County High School. She owned a business in which she crafted homemade Jewelry and sold it. She was a licensed amateur Radio Operator. She was a quilter and crafter. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed taking her grandchildren camping, riding her horse and gardening. She was a member of the Cameron County amateur Radio Club.

in addition to her husband Michael B. Pugh
Son: Jessie M. Coffman ad his wife Shauna, Sinnemahoning
Son: Jamie A. Coffman, Emporium
4 Grandchildren: Jessie, Daniel, Daisy & Sabria
Brother: Fred Jackson and his wife Sarah, Emporium
Sister: Debra Murray and her husband Erwin, Emporium
2 Half sisters: Buffy and Jodi,
Preceded in Death by her parents Fredrick and Mary Lou Reitz Dunbar

Funeral Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (May 3, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Philip W. Sanders, Pastor, officiating.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 PM.
Burial will be in the Sanford Cemetery, Truman, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the charity of the donors choice.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Structure Fire Reported On Oak Street In Coudersport

Structure Fire In Coudersport
At 10:55 AM on Thursday, Coudersport Dept. 48 is responding to a reported structure fire at 504 East Oak Street in Coudersport Boro, the Costa residence. Smoke is reported showing.

Weekend programming for Cherry Springs State Park

Weekend programming for Cherry Springs State Park

Solar Viewing at Potter-Tioga Maple Festival
Coudersport, PA-Courthouse Square

April 30, 2010
Join Cherry Springs State Park staff at the Potter-Tioga Maple Festival between the hours of 2 and 6 pm on April 30 on the Square in Coudersport to hear the story of our star, the Sun. You’ll learn what makes this star so magnificent. Take the opportunity to view it safely through our specially designed telescope and search for sunspots, prominences and flares.
Solar viewing is weather-dependent.
**Remember, never look at the sun without proper eye protection!**

Programs at Cherry Springs State Park

April 30 9:00 pm Night Skies Program-No-Optics Stargazing

Discover the night sky of Cherry Springs without the use of any optical equipment. Learn how a sky map works and use the Big Dipper as a reference point to find your way around the stars. The park’s naturalist will share ancient stories about some of the constellations during a laser guided sky tour. See if you can identify some of the visible planets during the tour. After the program, pick up some astronomy information that you may find helpful in getting to know the night skies at Cherry Springs.

May 1 8:00 pm Timberdoodle Trot
The American Woodcock, also known as the “Timberdoodle”, migrates through Cherry Springs each year. See a mounted specimen and hear the mating call of the male Woodcock in his singing grounds. We will take a stroll along the north side of the park and try to spot a male performing his mating “dance.” Meet the naturalist at the Night Skies View area on the north side of the park. Participants should wear sturdy shoes.

May 1 9:30 pm Night Skies Program
(The Last of the Winter Objects)

Telescopes help us to see objects in the night sky that are beyond our vision. Through the telescopes set up onsite, view star clusters in the constellations Auriga, Perseus and Cancer before they retreat for the season. After the program, pick up some astronomy information that you may find helpful in getting to know the night skies at Cherry Springs.

►Visitors should park their cars in the public parking lot and follow the lighted walkway to the Night Skies Viewing area for the astronomy programs.
►For other programs see our calendar of events online at If you have a question about Cherry Springs or our programs, please call 814-435-5010.
►In the event of rain or more than 75% cloudy skies, observing programs may be modified and will occur in the park pavilion near the Astronomy Field.
►For your safety, programs will be cancelled in the event of severe weather.
► Please cover flashlights with a red filter or brown paper bag.
► Find links to local weather and clear sky predictions at -under Cherry Springs State Park’s “Weather” link.
►If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities, due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: 888-PA-PARKS (voice), 888-537-7294 (TTY), 717-558-2711 (local or international TTY), 800-654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service).

Gary Buchsen To Be Honored At Luncheon Today

‘Pa. Wilds’ Results Assessed; Local Businessman Honored

pawildslogoA Potter County businessman is among a select group of “champions” being recognized for their support of the regional Pennsylvania Wilds initiative. Gary Buchsen of Coudersport, owner and operator of the Millstream Inn and other local businesses, will be honored during a luncheon on Thursday (April 29) at Pitt-Bradford.

According to Matt Quesenberry, chairman of the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team, Buchsen is among those who have “shown an exemplary commitment to the economic prosperity, environmental vitality and cultural heritage of the region.”

“Gary has been a strong proponent of using the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide for Community Character Stewardship as he works to make his facilities more appealing to visitors and locals alike,” Quesenberry noted.

buchsencabin1“He has used these principles in the construction of cabins that will serve the growing lodging needs of the area, and is involved in a plan to revitalize Coudersport’s Main Street with potted trees and plants,” he added. At left is an example of the log cabins, designed to accommodate business and long-term clients.

The planning team is also honoring commissioners from Potter and eight other counties for their support of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Thursday’s meeting will include the release of two studies that measure the jobs, tourism dollars and other benefits of the Pennsylvania Wilds. To see a copy of the report, click here.

DEP Fines American Rock Salt Co.

DEP Fines American Rock Salt Co. $4,500 for Illegal Stormwater Discharges

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection has fined American Rock Salt Co. LLC of Mt. Morris, N.Y., $4,500 for violating its stormwater discharge permit last October at the company’s salt pile distribution facility in Sandy Township, Clearfield County.

“American Rock Salt’s stormwater permit requires that its large salt piles be covered at all times with a few exceptions to prevent salty stormwater from running off into Pennsylvania’s waters,” said DEP North-central Regional Director Robert Yowell. “Our investigation in October revealed that the company was negligent because significant portions of the salt pile were uncovered.”

DEP’s investigation also documented numerous dead aquatic organisms in the immediate area of the company’s stormwater discharge point. DEP sample results showed chloride in the discharge at 106,615 parts per million and sodium at 63,860 parts per million.

Besides the stormwater permit violations, the discharges also violated the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law.

The fine was paid to the Clean Water Fund, which helps to pay for cleanups across the state.

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

Melva L. Swick, 71, of Bradford, formerly of Port Allegany

Bradford - Melva L. Swick, 71, of Bradford, formally of Port Allegany died Wednesday (April 28, 2010) in the Hamot Medical Center, Erie.

She was born Sep 24, 1938 in Smethport, a daughter of Glenn and Dorothy Kinney Causer.

Mrs. Swick was a loving homemaker and will be missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by

One daughter: Dorothy Cornelius of Port Allegany, PA

Two sons: Timothy Swick of Bradford, PA, Randy Swick of Smethport, PA

8 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

five sisters: Thelma Davis of Gifford, PA, Glena (Jerry) Larkin of Port Allegany, PA, Janet Swick of Bradford, PA, Carol Trainer of MN, Joan (Chuck) Sherwood of FL

One brother: Richard (Sue) Causer of KS

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Roger C. Swick, Jr. two daughters Tina Swick and Kathy Drabant three brothers and two sisters

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 30, 2010 from 10am to 11am in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. 105 N Main St. Port Allegany at which time funeral and committal service will be held with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor Port Allegany Methodist Church, officiating burial will be in the Fairmont Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

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

Herbert D. Cox Sr. of 2649 Haskell Road, Cuba, NY

CUBA, NY - Herbert D. Cox Sr. of 2649 Haskell Road passed away Monday (April 26, 2010) at his home, surrounded by his family, following a long illness.

Born Nov. 22, 1927, in Bradford, PA, he was a son of the late Zera and Esther Rifle Cox. On March 19, 1956, in Smethport, PA, he married the former Gwendolyn E. Chapman, who survives.

He attended Port Allegany High School and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Combat Engineers from 1946 to 1947. Herb worked in construction, having worked on two major pipeline projects in the United States; was employed at the former Line Material Co.; and retired from Boehmer Transportation in Machias.

Herb and his wife and numerous dogs enjoyed spending winter months in their home in Bunnell, FL. He had a great love for his four legged companions, both living and deceased. He enjoyed the large pond that he and his wife had built on their Deer Valley View Estate with their pet geese, ducks, swans and numerous wild Canadian geese that returned yearly. He was an avid NASCAR and Buffalo Bills fan.

Herb had a very strong faith in the Lord and loved to share it with everyone.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Herbert D. (Karen) Cox Jr. of Wellsville, NY, Donald A. (Sherry) Cox of Cuba, NY, Constance A. (Tim) Lemon of Olean, NY, Diane Pringle of WV, Roxanne (Pete) Scull of Portville, NY, Deborah (Jeff) Page of Westons Mills, NY, Mark (Mary) Cox of Lancaster, PA, Christine (Rich) Sosnowski of Portville, NY, Marcene (Tony) Aloi of Westons Mills and Kimberly Ginter of Allegany, NY; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Waldo Cox and Robert Cox, both of Port Allegany, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his infant son, Daniel, in 1958; a grandson, Donald Cox Jr., in 1977; a brother, Zera "Buck" Cox Jr.; and several aunts and uncles.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (April 29, 2010) in the United Pentecostal Church, 1100 Homer St., Olean. Pastor Steve Beattie will officiate. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joyful Rescues, 1319 Turock Drive, Cuba, NY 14727.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Two Women Killed In Berks County Were Shot

2 women found slain in Amity motel office

District attorney says rooms searched for suspects

Investigators continue to gather evidence at an Amity Township motel where two women were found slain Tuesday night, but authorities remain tight-lipped about the crime and the victims’ identities.

Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams said he could not release the names of the victims because their identities have not been confirmed.

"At this point we have two deceased females," he said. "The case remains under investigation and a number of detectives are working the case."

The bodies were found in the office of the Hillside Motel along Route 422 by a resident Tuesday about 6 p.m., authorities said.

Adams would not say how the women were killed nor speculate on a possible motive. However, he acknowledged that the man who reported the crimes said the women had been shot. More...

Cigna Donates $4.3 Million To Pay Workers For Volunteer Work

Cigna to provide workers 8 hours paid time off for volunteering

I have yet to get a press release from a company that says it will not be supporting a park clean-up or homeless shelter repainting.

Not a day goes by that some business doesn’t try to convince me or another reporter to write about its Haiti donation or soup-kitchen volunteer work.

You didn’t read about the thousands of Comcast Corp. employees that turned out for volunteer projects on Saturday’s Comcast Cares Day. Or last Wednesday, when more than 250 Aramark Corp. workers helped spruce up areas in North Philadelphia and Camden.

In fact, “free” volunteering almost seems to have become a routine cost of doing business.

Cigna Corp. really will be putting a “cost” on it because as of July 1, the Philadelphia health insurer will offer all employees up to eight hours of paid time off for volunteer activities per year.

If all 26,000 workers were to respond to the initiative Cigna will announce Wednesday, it would total 208,000 hours of donated time.

The Washington, D.C.-based Independent Sector estimates the 2009 value of a volunteer hour was $20.85, up from $20.25 in 2008. So the value of Cigna’s program would be up to $4.3 million.

Gianna Jackson, executive director of the Cigna Foundation, said the new program is meant to enhance what Cigna employees have been doing for years and encourage even more volunteering. More....

The Other Candidate Vying For Specter's Job

Peg Luksik's campaign ignored by mainstream media
Philadelphia Libertarian Examiner--Aaron Proctor

Check out Peg Luksik. She's a Republican, a proud mom, a proud Pennsylvanian and loves, really loves, the Constitution. She's running for Arlen Specter's US Senate seat in Pennsylvania. How come you've probably never heard of her?

You've never heard of her because even The Bible (of politics) itself doesn't give her a snowball's chance in Al Gore's living room. More...

PA Residents Like What Rohrer Has To Say

Crowd at Kutztown University cheers Rohrer in bid for governor

GOP hopeful from Robeson talks taxes, gambling, health care

An enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people at Kutztown University on Tuesday questioned state Rep. Samuel E. Rohrer on the actions he would take to address a wide range of issues if he is elected governor.

They cheered and clapped when he responded to a question about how much money lobbyists for the teachers union have given legislators to keep them from eliminating the school property tax.

"I can answer this," Rohrer said. "They haven't given me $1. They have offered, but I have not taken."

When asked to identify the candidates who took the money so people would know who not to vote for, Rohrer responded: "All of my opponents, both sides. If that's the determination, I'm the only one you should vote for." More...

Marcellus Shale Companies Offering Jobs At Expo

Marcellus Shale Expo open to job seekers

Lock Haven Express
WILLIAMSPORT - Those seeking employment in the burgeoning oilfield services industry in the region are encouraged to attend the first Marcellus Career Expo of North Central PA. Friday and Saturday in Williamsport.

There will be 25 industry companies in attendance, each looking to fill positions within their businesses.

The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pennsylvania College of Technology Field House, One College Avenue.

Friday's activities are intended to inform the general public more about job creation, economic development, and education and training available in the natural gas industry. Those who are interested in learning more about the type of work available will be able to hear from natural gas industry representatives as they speak about the types of job opportunities.

On Saturday, the general public will be given the opportunity to meet employers who are working in the natural gas industry that are operating in the North Central PA market that are looking to hire. Individuals will be given the opportunity to talk to employers about job opportunities available for immediate hirings. More...

Drill, Baby, Drill......

Coalition says moratorium on land leases 'bad policy'

By BRIAN SHULTZ - For the Express

LOCK HAVEN - The Marcellus Shale Coalition of Pennsylvania has voiced strong opposition to a proposed moratorium on any future leasing of state forest for natural gas drilling.

Kathryn Klaber, executive director and president of the MSC, a coalition representing the drilling industry, released a statement Tuesday in response to a bill currently before the state House of Representatives.

House Bill 2235, co-sponsored by about three dozen lawmakers, including state Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven, would require the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to monitor and assess the impact of current leases granted for the purposes of natural gas exploration, drilling or production on state forest land that took effect prior to and during a moratorium and continue to monitor and assess after a moratorium expires. It would then report those findings to the General Assembly and the governor. More...

State Police Effort Removes Unsafe Trucks From Highways

State Police: CRASH Enforcement Effort Removes 219 Trucks from Service

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania State Police placed 219 trucks and 31 drivers out of service during a one-day enforcement effort that inspected commercial vehicles on rural roads and non-interstate highways, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced today.

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Commonwealth Rural Roads and State Highways detail, or C.R.A.S.H., was conducted April 21 by state police motor carrier enforcement teams across the state.

“National statistics show that more than 50 percent of all truck crashes occur in rural areas and on non-interstate highways,” Pawlowski said. “Monitoring only the interstates is not enough. We need to be active on roads across the state to ensure that commercial vehicles are operated safely.”

The enforcement teams inspected 1,255 commercial vehicles during the detail. In addition to placing vehicles and drivers out of service, troopers issued 771 citations and 1,720 written warnings for vehicle and driver violations.

Pawlowski said brake violations are the most common reason for placing vehicles out of service and issuing citations. The figures below are the statistics for the local troops.

• Troop C (Clarion, Clearfield, Forest, Elk, Jefferson and McKean counties), 118 inspections; 23 vehicles placed out of service; 56 citations;

• Troop F (Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Union and Tioga counties), 134 vehicles inspected; 16 vehicles placed out of service; 80 citations;

Linda K. Green 66, of 30 Lorana Avenue, Bradford, formerly of St. Mary's, PA

Linda K. Green

Linda K. Green, 66, of 30 Lorana Ave., Bradford, formerly of St. Mary's passed away Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at the Hamot Medical Center, in Erie.

Born February 21, 1944, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Mamie (Gorton) Jamison.

On September 6, 1996 she married Richard B. Green who survives.

She was a 1962 graduate of Bradford High School, later attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from Buffalo General Hospital School of Neurology.

She was formerly employed at Bradford Regional Medical Center for 23 years and later for 9 years at Olean General Hospital.

She had attended the Foursquare Gospel Church, and was a former member of the Neuro Anatomy Society.

Surviving in addition to her husband Dick, is a daughter, Kristine M. Hamilton of Bradford, three sons: Kelley (Tonya) Spencer of Reading, Keith (Lena) Spencer of Raleigh NC, and Kurtis Spencer of Pittsburgh, 2 step children: Wendy (Brian) Golding and Scott Green all of Emporium, a sister, Mary (Mike) Angello of Westline, a brother, Ted Jamison of Bradford, 7 grandchildren: Kelley, Jr., Isaih, Sarah, Josiah, Israel, Tyler, and Melanie, 2 step grandchildren Kacie and Vinnie, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Ginger Frederico, four brothers Leon, Evan, Paul and Larry Jamison.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday May 3, 2010 from 3-5 & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Sunday May 4th with Rev. William Watson pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church officiating. Mausoleum entombment will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Tri-Town Fish Fry Friday From 4:30 To 7:30 PM

The Tri-Town Fire and Ambulance Co. will hold its last fish fry of the season on Friday April 30th from 4:30 to 7PM at their station on Rt 49 in the Borough of Ulysses.

Prices are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for children under 12. Take outs are available for $8.50 by calling the station at 848-7611.

This will also be the final day to purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle as well as the quilt raffle. The Tri-Town Junior Firefighters will have address signs and smoke detectors for sale as well.

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers to Hold 7th Annual Meeting

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers to Hold 7th Annual Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers has set a date for its seventh annual meeting. It will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2010 beginning at 8:00 am at the Towanda Country Club on Route 6 East of Towanda.

Cub Scouts To Hold Fun Day At Roller Rink

Fun Day At Skating Rink
Coudersport Cub Scout Pack 536 would like to invite local Cub Scouts to a Roller Skating Cub fun day May 15th from 1Pm to 4Pm. at the Wellsville Roller Skating Rink.

Cost is FREE to all CUB SCOUTS, brothers, mothers, sisters, and fathers.
Skate rentals are included in the free price.
This free skating is good for any cub scouts in the area not just Coudersport.

Address is
3438 Baldwin Road
Wellsville, NY 14895

Any Questions Call Steve 814-203-0610

Special Meetings at Hebron Union Church

Special Meetings at Hebron Union Church

Hebron Center, PA – Rev. Phil Porter from Dayton, OH, will be speaking at the Hebron Union Church in Hebron Center, PA, which is located 9 miles north of Coudersport on Route 44, May 2-7, 2010. He has many years of experience as an evangelist, pastor and youth leader.

He will be speaking at the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, May 2nd, and each evening at 7:00 p.m. through Friday evening, May 7th.

Everyone is invited to come. For more information, call Rev. Howard Burnham at 274-9423.



BRADFORD, Pa.—Two hundred eighty-six students will graduate from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford during commencement exercises at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, in the KOA Arena of the Sport and Fitness Center.

Dave Wannstedt, former National Football League coach and head football coach for the University of Pittsburgh, will deliver the keynote address.

The commencement will also be broadcast live at

Those graduates from Bradford receiving associate degrees are Cindy M. Cavallero, Terri L. Hushon, and Staci Lee Otto, all liberal studies majors; and Natalie M. Brown, Charlotte J. Muckinhaupt, and Kathleen A. Pedine, all nursing majors. Click here to see who else is graduating......

DEP Responding to Odor Complaints of Natural Gas Well Operations

DEP Responding to Odor Complaints, Analyzing Air Quality in Washington, Greene Counties
Inspectors Sampling to Gauge Possible Impact of Natural Gas Well Operations

PITTSBURGH -- The Department of Environmental Protection is gathering samples this week to analyze air quality in areas near natural gas operations in Washington and Greene counties.

The department’s efforts, which will be conducted in four phases with each phase lasting one week, are intended to isolate the source of odors that have prompted complaints from residents.

“DEP has received complaints about odors that residents believe are emanating from gas well drilling facilities,” said DEP Southwest Regional Director George Jugovic Jr. “We take these concerns very seriously and are working to identify the specific source of these odors. If there is a violation of the commonwealth’s air quality laws, the department will take the appropriate enforcement action.

“The bottom line is that any operation subject to our permitting requirements faces real and enforceable emissions limits that are designed to protect the public’s health,” he added.

Under the Air Pollution Control Act, any entity operating a source of odors may be fined up to $25,000. In the natural gas industry, compressor stations, which are located along natural gas transmission lines and pressurize gas so that it can be piped across great distances, operate under a general permit that limits pollutants by incorporating best available technologies.

During the first phase of a multi-phase effort, DEP’s Mobile Analytic Unit will collect air samples at a site in Washington County removed from active drilling and compare the results with samples taken near active drilling sites in Greene and Washington counties. DEP will also analyze air samples collected over a 24-hour period using 12 canisters, some of which will be placed on the properties of residents who have complained of odors.

Phases two through four will be conducted within three miles downwind of sites related to gas well drilling in the Marcellus Shale, including active drill sites, compressor stations, drip tanks, well heads, gas well flares and wastewater impoundments.

All sampling will be completed by June.

Samples will be analyzed for volatile organic compounds, ozone, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide.

Canister samples will be analyzed at the DEP laboratory in Harrisburg.

For more information, visit or call 412-442-4000.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will begin summer hours on Monday, May 3.

Hours of operation for Pitt-Bradford offices will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer classes will begin Monday, May 10.

Normal hours of operation will resume Monday, Aug. 23.

Wildfire Reported In Lafayette Township

Wildfire In Lafayette Township
At 3:00 PM on Wednesday, Lafayette Fire Dept. has responded to a WILDFIRE on Stann Road in Lafayette Township.

Diann G. Nicholas, 67, of 21 Woodland Ave., Bradford, PA

Diann G. Nicholas, 67, of 21 Woodland Ave., Bradford, passed away Sunday, April 25th, 2010 surrounded by her loving family.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday May 7th, from 3-5 & 7-9 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes inc. East Main St., where a prayer service will be held on Saturday May 8th, 2010 at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Francis Church with Father Samuel Slocum, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

A complete obituary will be printed in Tuesday's edition.
Online condolences may be made at

Governor Rendell Calls Special Session of General Assembly to Address Immediate and Future Transportation Funding

Rendell To Call For Funding To Replace Expected I-80 Toll Money

Harrisburg – Governor Edward G. Rendell today called a Special Session of the General Assembly to begin on May 4 to solve immediate and future transportation funding problems, and ensure the safety of Pennsylvania travelers.

The Governor will address a joint session of the House and Senate at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4.

Glenn F. Flynn, 74, of 99 Rob Roy Road, Bradford, PA

Glenn F. Flynn, 74, of 99 Rob Roy Road, passed away, Wednesday, April 28th, 2010, at Veteran's Medical Center in Erie.

Born February 4, 1936 in Weston, West Virginia, he was a son of the late W. Glenn and C. Audel (Wetzel) Flynn.

He enlisted in the United States Army July 1, 1955, and was honorably discharged May 3, 1957.

On February 4th, 1995 in Bradford he married Linda (Bisker) Flynn who survives.

Mr. Flynn was a 1954 graduate of Bradford High School. He had worked at WESB Radio Station as a sales representative, then owned and operated Flynn's Sporting Goods Store during the 1980's, located on West Washington Street he later moved downtown on Veteran's Square. Prior to his retirement he was the manager of the Boviard Company.

He was member of the First Presbyterian Church, past president of the Silver Links Society, and a member of the Flying Aces Model Airplane Club.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Lori Buss of Springfield, WA, three sons Timothy (Michelle) Flynn of Bradford, Dan Flynn of Bradford and Tom Flynn of Durango, CO, a sister, Linda (Nord) Wolcott of Tinley Park. Ill, and a brother, James (Kaele) Flynn of Erie, eleven grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, April 30, 2010, from 11:00 to 1:00 PM in the First Presbyterian Church where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00PM with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, pastor officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc,.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Veteran's Administration Medical Center Hospice Fund, 135 E. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504.

On line condolences may be made at