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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Work Resumed This Week On Temporary Rehab Of Toles Hollow Bridge

Contrary to local reports that the Toles Hollow bridge over the Allegheny River has been condemned, PennDOT issued this reply when queried about the local rumors.

I have attached our original press release. Work to repair the bridge was to start on April 19 but was delayed.

We expect work to begin as soon as the contractor can have crews on site. Once repair work begins (or as soon as I know the updated schedule) we will issue an updated release. Obviously, starting later than anticipated will push our completion date from June to later in the summer.

Work scheduled for 2010 is repair work only. The work includes repairs to the deck and floor beams.

The repairs are intended as a temporary fix. We are currently carrying a replacement project for this bridge on our design chart. Current time-frame would see replacement of the bridge in 2013.

This bridge has not been condemned. As you can see in my response, there are clear plans to first repair and then replace the bridge.

PennDOT has not wavered from properly addressing the condition of the bridges across our nine counties. Bridge repairs and replacements continue to be our number one priority in District 2.

Marla Fannin
Press Secretary
PennDOT District 2

PennDOT issued this press release this week:

Work Resumes on Toles Hollow Road Bridge in Potter County
Detour remains in effect

Clearfield – Crews resumed repair work on the Toles Hollow Road Bridge in Potter County yesterday, May 12. The repair work requires closure of the bridge and a detour around the work. The detour makes use of Route 6, Route 3015, Dutch Hill Road (T-328), and Vader Hill Road (T-327). The Toles Hollow Bridge spans the Allegheny River on Toles Hollow Road (T-325) near the intersection with Route 6 in Coudersport. Work includes repairs to the bridge deck and floor beams.

PennDOT expects repair work to be finished sometime in June. The bridge will be re-opened once repairs are complete. All work is weather dependent.

The repair work will help extend the useful life of the bridge, until a replacement project can take place. PennDOT currently plans to replace the bridge in 2013. L.C. Whitford of Wellsville, New York is the contractor on this bridge job, which is part of a $4.8 million contract for preservation work on six bridges in four counties.

This 6-bridge project is financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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

Non-Profits Need To Read This Story

Non-Profits To Lose Tax Exempt Status If Form Not Filed

Submitted by Alvin VanHorn

It's most likely the nonprofits aren't aware of the Monday deadline that only applies to groups that report $25,000 or less in income, excluding churches. Those organizations may not find out until Jan. 1, 2011, when they're notified they have to pay taxes on donations they thought were exempt. And it could be months before their nonprofit status is restored.

Congress required the form, called a 990-N, when it amended the tax code three years ago and groups with a fiscal year ending Dec. 31 had until Monday to meet the deadline.

This story is a must read for small non-profits--Read it all in the Center Daily Times

Automatic Alarm Recalled At Ulysses Apartment Building

Recall Issued by Ulysses Command
At 8:45 pm on Saturday night, an automatic fire alarm for a structure fire at Silver Maples Apartments at 600 School Street in Ulysses has toned out Fire Departments in Harrison Valley, Ulysses, and Coudersport.

Open Arms Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Hey everyone! Beautiful weather this weekend so far!! We'll take it!

Here's what's happening at Open Arms:

Membership Class: May 16th immediately following
service. It is one hour long and lunch is provided.

Baptisms: Sunday, May 23rd at 2pm at Bradford YMCA. We will have a
time of refreshments at the church immediately following. Invite
family and friends to share in this special occasion.

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.

Prayer and Fasting week will be May 24th - 28th.

Prayer and Praise Service will be May 28th from 7pm - 9pm. Join us
for music, prayer, communion, and connecting.

Benefit Concert: June 5th from 1pm to 9pm. Come help us raise money
for woman with liver cancer.

Do you have a graduate? We will be honoring our graduates on Sunday,
June 6th. If you have a graduate, please e-mail their name to the
church office or place their name on your connection sheet at church.

Gift of Fun & Fellowship from Open Arms to you! Free Bowling every
Friday in June from 8pm to 10pm. You Must sign up on sheet on
bulleting board to secure your slot. First come, first serve. Total
of 10 people per night.

Have a great rest of the weekend OA!

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

Motorcycle VS Deer Crash Near West Clarksville

Motorcycle Crash On NY Route 305
At 4:28 pm on Saturday, West Clarksville Fire Dept. is responding to a motorcycle accident near 2878 Route 305 North. This crash is in the area of the Hoyt Road, just south of West Clarksville.

Two patients & motorcycle are reported in the roadway.

State Police are reporting a motorcycle Vs deer with serious injuries
Two helicopters have been requested on standby. A landing zone is being set up by Portville Fire Dept. at the Portville school for Mercy Flight.

Motorcycle/Car Crash Reported In Oswayo

Motorcycle/Car Crash In Oswayo
At 4:04 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 , Shinglehouse Dept. 39, and medic 6 are responding to a motorcycle versus car accident in Oswayo near the store. A motorcycle is reported to have run into the back of a car.
Injuries are reported.

Coudersport Units were recalled.

Fish & Boat Commission Awards Grants Totaling More Than $87,000.

North Central PA Has No Recipients
Harrisburg, PA, -- Sport fishing, boating and aquatic resource education programs received a boost today with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) awarding educational grants totaling more than $87,000.

Twenty-three organizations will receive Education Grants from the PFBC to develop or expand programs that teach fishing and boating skills or educate participants about waterways and the organisms that live within them.

Executive Director John Arway said of the grants: “I am looking forward to seeing the results of our education efforts translating into increased recruitment of new anglers and boaters. Investments such as this should provide important dividends in the future. I appreciate the Board’s continued support for this program.”

Since June 2006, the Commission received more than 161 applications for the grants, requesting nearly $1 million. With the grants announced today, the PFBC has provided $300,000 to 75 organizations through the Education Grant Program. An announcement will be made later this fall regarding the next round of grants.

View the PDF version of this release for a list of the organizations receiving Sportfishing and Aquatic Resource Education Grants, the amount awarded and a brief program description.

Russ Diamond Has Questions For Chet Beiler

Who Is Chet Beiler-- Candidate For Lieut. Governor in PA

Aaron Tippin Stands For Sam Rohrer For Governor In Rally At Capitol Today

Austin Firefighters Called For Search For Missing Child

Child Missing From Horne Hollow Mobile Home Park
At 12:33 pm on Saturday, Austin Dept. 44 has been dispatched to Oak Lane for a search for a child missing from the Horne Hollow Mobile Home Park.

State Police report the child has been found.

Edgar R. Marvin, 78, Windfall Road, Eldred, PA

ELDRED — Edgar R. Marvin, 78, died Friday (May 14, 2010) at his residence on Windfall Road following a long battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home.

Forest Management Tour At Cherry Springs Sunday

Forest Management Tour Scheduled Sunday

susquestateforestAnyone who wants to gain an understanding of forest management, the impact of deer on tree growth or related topics is encouraged to attend the Susquehannock District Forest Management Tour on Sunday (May 16) from 9 am to 2 pm. The tour will start at Cherry Springs State Park and focus on the Junction Road/Boone Road area. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

“We’ll be visiting four different sites,” said forester Troy Stimaker. “We will be covering several topics, including timber management program, deer impacts, tree insects and diseases, how our service foresters can assist private landowners, chainsaw safety and tree felling techniques, and habitat improvement.”

Representatives from State Forestry Bureau, North Central Forest Landowners Association, Black Forest Conservation Association and the Pa. Game Commission will participate. Goals of the tour are to exchange information, build relationships with those who use the state forest, and provide participants with a better understanding of the complexity of sustainable forest management.

Eldred Man Gets DUI By Troopers Investigating Criminal Mischief

Eldred Man Gets DUI
An Eldred man will be facing DUI charges in Judge William Todd's courtroom after he was stopped at the corner of Mechanic Street and Main Street in Eldred Boro at 2:00 am on Saturday morning.

Kane State Police were conducting a follow up investigation in reference to a Criminal Mischief incident that had just occurred at Busty Heart's Place in Turtlepoint, PA that involved damage to a security camera.

A vehicle belonging to Matthew H. VanScoter, 38, of Eldred, PA, was observed leaving the scene by an eyewitness who then contacted Kane troopers.

Troopers observed VanScoter's vehicle at the Eldred Boro location and initiated a traffic stop.

Upon further investigation, VanScoter was determined to be DUI and was arrested. Chatges will be filed in District Court 48-3-02.

The Criminal Mischief incident is currently under investigation. VanScoter provided information pertaining to the individual responsible for the property damage. That person was not in VanScoter's car at the time of the traffic stop.

Bradford Man Jailed For Taking Carbide Drill Bits

Man Accused Of Stealing Drill Bits
A Bradford man was jailed on Thursday, accused of stealing a box of carbide drill bits worth $300 to $400. from his employer.

Michael J. Cary, 30, of Bradford, PA, entered the Allegheny Bradford Corporation in Lewis Run, PA, to remove his personal tools. The on-site supervisor escorted Cary from the property and advised him that he was not to return.

Cary returned a short time later and stole a shoe box containing numerous assorted carbide drill bits.

Cary was located at his residence and placed under arrest. He was arraigned before on-call District Judge Luther in District Court 48-3-03. Bail was set at $10,000.00 Straight and Cary was remanded to the McKean County Jail in lieu of bail.

State Police Continue To Investigate Harassment Incident At Shinglehouse Residence

Investigation Continues
State Police at Coudersport investigated an incident of harassment at 145 Water Street in Shinglehouse on Wednesday at 8:45 pm.

A known 35 year old female and a known 37 year old male were involved in a verbal argument that became physical. The investigation is continuing.

ToFill A Backpack Walk-Bike-Skate-A-Thon Today In Roulette


Change made to Start/Finish Line

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 beginning at 9am and go until 3pm. The Start/Finish line has been moved to the parking lot across from Potter County Human Services due to possible parking problems, etc. 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, most money collected and assorted other prizes. We will have a clown showing up over the course of the day and Rovercomer the dog will be making an appearance. All participants will receive a free water bottle and lots of exercise. If you are interested in volunteering some time through the course of the day please feel free to contact us. We will need people to man the water stations, traffic control at the intersections, collection of donations at the intersections, etc. If you would like more information or to volunteer please feel free to give us a call at (814) 544-8032 or email or check us out on the web at

Vote For Marcia Lagrua Jones On May 18th

Friday, May 14, 2010

PennDOT Offers Safety Tips After Bicyclist Deaths Rose in 2009

PennDOT Offers Safety Tips After Bicyclist Deaths Rose in 2009
Adults and Children Need to Practice Safe Riding Behaviors

Harrisburg – Noting that bicyclist fatalities in Pennsylvania increased in 2009, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. is reminding children and adults of important tips to ensure safety while riding.

According to PennDOT, 16 bicyclists lost their lives last year, including four children under the age of 18 -- an increase from eight bicyclists who were killed in 2008. In addition, more than 550 riders under the age of 18 were injured in crashes in 2009.

“Riding a bike is great exercise, but any time you ride along a road, even a neighborhood street, you need to keep safety in mind,” Biehler said. “Bicyclists need to be responsible by following some basic safety advice, including being visible to motorists and being predictable in their actions. Motorists also need to remember to watch for bicyclists and share the road with them.”

Before getting on a bicycle, everyone should consider receiving training in the skills necessary to ride safely on the road.

Once bicyclists are ready to ride, they should make sure bikes are equipped with reflectors, a white headlight and a bell or horn. Riders should also wear brightly-colored clothing when riding, especially near dusk.

The safest place to ride is along the right side of the road with traffic. Riders should stay in a straight line whenever possible and keep about a car-door width away from parked vehicles.

In addition, bicycle riders must obey all traffic signs and signals. Just as they would do when crossing a street, riders should look left, right and then left again before entering an intersection. PennDOT also recommends signaling your intentions before proceeding so that motorists have a chance to react.

Bicyclists also should avoid distractions – such as cell phone or headphone use – or anything else that could interfere with their vision, hearing or focus on the road.

PennDOT also reminds parents and guardians about the importance of teaching children safe riding behaviors from a young age.

“Pennsylvania has a variety of bicycling opportunities for the family, such as Rails to Trails and the BicyclePA routes,” Biehler said. “Regardless of where you are riding, parents should pay close attention to younger children who are more likely to be impulsive.”

Parents are also reminded that Pennsylvania law mandates that children under 12 must wear an approved safety helmet. However, PennDOT suggests all bicyclists, regardless of age, wear an approved helmet and other protective gear.

Finally, PennDOT offers these additional tips for safe riding:
• Adjust your bicycle to fit. The seat height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knee when the leg is fully extended. The handlebar height should be at the same level with the seat.
• Make sure tires are inflated properly and your brakes work before you leave.
• Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars.
• Watch for road hazards such as potholes or broken glass.

More information on bicycle safety can be found at, click on “Traffic Safety Information Centers” at the top, then “Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety.”

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of May 17

Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project Update for Week of May 17

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

• Work is scheduled to start on the Route 219 southbound ON-ramp at Elm Street. Traffic will be moved onto the existing shoulder. Contractor crew will be working close to the roadway, excavating for a new barrier wall. Expect delays during work hours.
• 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 to install work platforms. Traffic is to follow the posted detours. T-369 will be open by the end of the week.
• 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.

Illinois Firm Recalls Imported Beef Products Due to Potential Animal Drug Contaminant

Illinois Firm Recalls Imported Beef Products Due to Potential Animal Drug Contaminant
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2010- Sampco, Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 87,000 pounds of beef products that may contain the animal drug Ivermectin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic and is used as a de-worming agent in live animals.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]
  • 12 oz. cans of "Libby's CORNED BEEF" distributed to retail locations nationwide with production codes "100222 U," "100219 U," or "100224 U."
  • 35 lb. boxes of "Seasoned Cooked Beef" distributed to an establishment for further processing. More...



BRADFORD, Pa. — Twenty-three University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students were inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society for first-year students.

To be chosen, students must be full time and have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.5 during the first term or first two semesters.

Inducted members include Barbara A. Allen, an elementary education major from Bradford; Jonathan Michael Andrews, a mechanical engineering major from Pittsburgh; Jonathan Blackman, computer information systems and technology major from Gifford; Tiara O. Brown, a sport and recreation management major from Pittsburgh;

Jacob M. Chastain, a biomedical engineering major from Port Allegany; John Eggleston, a writing major from Warren; Olivia Fernandes, an athletic training major from Erie; Ridge Foster, a computer information systems and technology major from Mars; BriAnne M. Gleason, an athletic training major from Bradford;

Ryan Hunter, a criminal justice major from Harleysville; Stephanie Makin, a criminal justice major from Colver; Sarah E. Monger, a math education major from Coudersport; Michael Moniger, biology and pre-medicine major from Carlisle; Nathan Neff, a sport medicine major from Butler; Sarah Lynn Rodenhauser, a sociology major from East Stroudsburg; Nathaniel P. Schoffstall, a psychology major from New Tripoli;

Sheri Rose Smay, a pre-nursing major from Mahaffey;

Jennifer Sobeck, a pre-pharmacy major from Harveys Lake; Perrey Ellen Spena, an undeclared major from Lincoln University; Alicia L. Steffan, a sport medicine and pre-occupational therapy major from Sheffield; Quoc Duy Vo, a pre-pharmacy major from Philadelphia; Wray Robert Woelfel, a pre-optometry major from St. Marys; and Jennifer R. Wonderly, a pre-nursing major from Ridgway.

Officers include Tiara Brown, president; Olivia Fernandes, vice president; Jonathan Andrews, secretary; and Quoc Duy Vo, treasurer. Outgoing President Kristine Zubler, a nursing major from Churchville, helped induct members.

Hope Ruffner, an accounting and business management major from Bradford, received the Maria Leonard Senior Book Award, given to the graduating college chapter member with the highest grade point average.

Dr. Holly J. Spittler, associate dean of student affairs and director of career services, and Isabelle Champlin, assistant professor of anthropology and director of international studies program, serve as group advisers.

Founded in 1942 at the University of Illinois, Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society recognizing and encouraging academic excellence among first-year students.

Today, Alpha Lambda Delta has over 240 chapters throughout the nation. Pitt-Bradford established its chapter in April 1988.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Three University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students were inducted into Phi Epsilon Kappa, the honors fraternity for sport and exercise science.

To be considered, inductees must have a sophomore standing, a minimum overall grade point average of at least 3.0, high moral character and leadership potential within the profession.

Phi Epsilon Kappa is a national professional fraternity for people engaged in or pursuing careers in health, physical education, recreation or safety.

Among those inducted were Lauren E. Kinniburgh, an athletic training major from Smethport; Megan Truman, a sports medicine major from Bradford; and Ashley Wenger, an athletic training major from Lancaster.

Advisers of the Pitt-Bradford chapter are Jason Honeck, assistant professor of athletic training and director of the athletic training program, and Mark Kelley, instructor of sport and exercise science and director of the sports medicine program.

Elect Carl B. Long Potter County Republican Chairman On May 18th

GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA (GOA) has endorsed Sam Rohrer for Pennsylvania Governor.

GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA (GOA) endorse Sam Rohrer for PA Governor

Dear Friend of the Second Amendment:

Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Sam Rohrer for Governor of Pennsylvania.

In a time when politicians in Washington have abused and grossly exceeded their constitutional limits, people at the state level are looking for fighters who are not afraid to rein in the federal government and place it back under the constraints of the U.S. Constitution.

State Representative Sam Rohrer is a long-time leader in the battle against federal intrusion, especially when it concerns the right to keep and bear arms.

Representative Rohrer stood up for gun owners and states' rights with legislation to repeal the 2005 Real ID Act, a law that would have compromised the privacy of gun owners. More...

Russ Diamond Endorses Sam Rohrer For Governor

Russ Diamond Endorses Rohrer
Over the last five months, I’ve spent nearly every waking hour crisscrossing the
Commonwealth, listening to the concerns of Pennsylvanians, and offering my vision for the future of this Commonwealth in my quest for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

Along the way, I’ve often been put on the spot and asked whom I’ll be supporting for Governor. My public answer has up to this point been, “I support the Republican.” In Pennsylvania we don’t get to pick our running mates, so it’s an appropriate answer, politically speaking.

But I’m also a voter. On Tuesday when I enter the voting booth I’ll need to make a

My campaign has afforded me an advantage over most Pennsylvania voters – the
opportunity to personally interact with both candidates for Governor on numerous occasions, hear them speak, and witness how they interact with other
Pennsylvanians. As a potential running mate, I’ve also looked closely at their
published platforms.

My previous experience as an activist for reform and as a close observer of state
government gives me further insight into which of these two candidates are better
suited to be our next Governor.

It’s not an easy choice. I have agreements and disagreements with both gentlemen
on the issues. If nominated myself, I would be able set those disagreements aside
and work with either. But as a voter, I must choose one. I’ve weighed all the
evidence available to me and made my selection not by focusing on any single issue, but by looking at the big picture.

On May 18th, I will be casting my vote for Sam Rohrer.

Sam Rohrer is one of the most sincere, principled individuals I’ve ever met. His firm stands on protecting individual liberties and free markets are second to none. His positions on protecting the unborn, retaining gun rights, and defending Pennsylvania from federal intrusion mesh with mine and are rock solid. His efforts as a legislator to eliminate property taxes underscore his dedication to hard work and just causes. His integrity over the years is self-evident. His careful approach to solving problems and moving Pennsylvania forward – in the direction we need to go – stands in sharp contrast to what we’ve experienced over the last seven years.

Those who haven’t heard Sam Rohrer speak have missed a great opportunity to witness a true statesman and leader in action. More....

McKean County Violators Can Now Pay Fines Online

McKean County Courts to Start e-Payments

HARRISBURG —As part of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ongoing efforts to improve court collections, beginning May 17, McKean County courts will offer “e-Pay”—a Web-based application for the state’s criminal case management systems that allows defendants to make court payments via the Internet with a credit or debit card.

Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille said, “e-Pay is yet another tool designed by our Judicial Automation staff to assist court officials in performing their duties. The new feature allows the public to securely pay traffic tickets and other court financial obligations via the Internet, eliminating the need to visit a court office or mail a check. In addition, court staff will be able to quickly process payments received without assisting customers and re-entering payment data into the system.”

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts is providing this service at no cost to the county. A transaction convenience fee of $2.75 will be charged to the user. A person interested in making court payments online will navigate to the Unified Judicial Web Portal at, select the e-Commerce/e-Pay link, then search for his/her cases/payment plans. The payment amount will be entered along with the credit or debit card information. The Web application will send the user a payment confirmation generated by the e-Pay vendor and court officials will get a notification that a payment is pending.

Traffic, non-traffic, summary, summary appeal and criminal cases can be paid through e-Pay. The processing of payments is dependent upon the individual court to which the payment has been made. Courts may restrict certain individuals or cases from online payment. McKean County will accept payments through e-Pay in both its Common Pleas and the four magisterial district courts. Courts in Adams, Westmoreland, Columbia, Montour, Warren, Forest, Huntingdon and Armstrong counties began using ePay in the last six weeks. To date,courts in these counties have received a total of more than $22,000 in payments made online.

Amy Ceraso, AOPC Director of Judicial Automation said, “The e-Pay application promises to further improve court collections. Unlike credit/debit card payment functions that may currently exist with some counties, the statewide e-Pay function is ‘online,’ and it is fully integrated with both the magisterial and Common Pleas court systems. Consequently, when e-Pay is implemented statewide, users will have a one-stop shop for payment of fines, costs and restitution with the ability to search for and locate cases and/or payment plans with balances due across courts and counties.”

Over the years, the statewide court case management systems have significantly enhanced efforts to collect and disburse court fees, fines and costs. In 2009, despite a weak economy and 4.5 percent fewer court filings, magisterial district and Common Pleas courts throughout Pennsylvania collected and disbursed a total of $461 million to the state, counties, municipalities and crime victims. McKean County courts disbursed more than $1.5 million last year.

e-mail from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

Death Notices

RIXFORD, Pa. - Ellis F. Corah, 83, of Looker Mountain Trail died Tuesday (May 11, 2010) while living with his daughter in Horsham.

SMETHPORT, Pa. - Bernard K. Ball, 78, of Smethport died Tuesday (May 11, 2010) at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

Major Sentenced To State Prison For Forged Checks

WESB NEWSRADIO--Turtlepoint Man Sentenced to State Prison
A Turtle Point man was sentenced Thursday to two to four years in state prison in McKean County court. 35 year-old Timothy Major was accused of forging checks belonging to his aunt and keeping the money. Major must also repay $9,502 in restitution.

Better Get Those Dogs A License

Officers On Lookout For Unlicensed Dogs In Potter Co.

doggggState dog law enforcement officers have been canvassing Potter County to look for unlicensed dogs. Although they’ve been issuing warnings on this round of inspections, the enforcement effort will soon result in citations for owners of unlicensed dogs, which carry fines and court costs.

Dog owners in Potter County have the option of buying their 2010 dog licenses directly through the internet, or filling out and mailing applications obtained through the county’s website. They can also purchase licenses in person at the County Treasurer’s Office in the Gunzburger Building. Treasurer Krista Miller has worked out an arrangement for online license sales via credit card through a dedicated website, available at There is a $2.00 fee. The treasurer’s office will receive automatic notification of online orders and will mail the tags to owners generally within one to two working days.

Police agencies and dog law enforcement officers will also have access to the system to facilitate return of lost dogs through license numbers. The site also offers a free service through which owners of lost pets can upload a picture and information.

An annual license for all dogs three months or older is required by state law as of Jan. 1. Discounts of $2.00 per license are available for older adults and people with disabilities. Lifetime licenses must be purchased in person at the Treasurer’s Office.

Applications printed from the county’s website ( should be filled out and mailed with payment to County Treasurer, 1 N. Main St. Suite 202, Coudersport PA 16915. Cost is $8.00 per license, or $6.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered

55 Wind Turbines To Go Up In Ulysses This Year

Hurdles Being Cleared For Ulysses Twp. Wind Turbines


Potter County Planning Commission (PCPC) reviewed plans this week for development of an electricity generating facility using wind turbines. The project in Ulysses Township calls for 55 turbines, each more than 400 feet tall, to be built on high-altitude farmland. Property owners will be paid an annual lease fee as well as royalties on the amount of electricity that is generated. Project manager Shawn Briggs from AES Corporation told PCPC members that the company hopes to begin construction by late spring or early summer.

The project requires approval by the newly formed Ulysses Township Planning Commission. Although PCPC can review the project plans and offer advice to the township, provisions of the township’s regulations supersede the Potter County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance in situations where the two documents are in conflict, according to county solicitor D. Bruce Cahilly.

Potter Players Presents Smokey Joe's Cafe Tonite & Saturday At 7:30 PM JOE'S CAFE will be presented this weekend, May 14 and 15 @ 7:30PM
in the Coudersport Area High School Auditorium by members of the
Coudersport Community Theatre Group, Potter Players.
The Music is a "Blast from the Past" and a "Rock 'n' Rollin Good Time"!

Tickets available at Olga's Cafe, Hauber's Jewelers or
they may be purchased at the door.

Esther P. Sanderson, 86, of Grant Street, Duke Center, PA

DUKE CENTER, PA - Esther P. Sanderson, 86, of Grant Street, died Wednesday (May 12, 2010) at Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 10, 1923, in Duke Center, she was a daughter of Bert and Pearl J. Potter Sanderson.

She was a 1942 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center. A life-long resident of Grant Street, she had been employed for 42 years by W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Co. in Bradford, retiring as an engraver in 1985.

She was a former member of the Rixford Evangelical Church and she has attended the Eldred United Methodist Church. She loved reading and doing word puzzles and games.

Surviving are a sister, Edith Bigler of Prentisvale; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Roscoe and Jack Sanderson.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Frame Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (May 14, 2010) at the Eldred United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Heckman, pastor, and the Rev. Glenn Hamilton co-officiating. Burial will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville, N.Y.

The family requests memorials be made to the Otto Ambulance Fund or the church of the donor's choice.

Pearl Bowers, 83, of Barrett Avenue, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY, PA - Pearl Bowers, 83, of Barrett Avenue died Tuesday (May 11, 2010) at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie following a brief illness.

Born Dec. 28, 1926, in Troupsburg, N.Y., she was a daughter of Lee E. and Twila Burton Tyler. On March 1, 1946, in Port Allegany Evangelical United Brethern Church, she married Clyde J. Bowers, who passed away Feb. 13, 2006.

Mrs. Bowers was a graduate of Port Allegany High School and she had lived nearly all her life in Port Allegany, coming there to live with her grandparents LeRoy and Alice Burton in 1939.
She had been employed for six years at Sylvania Electronics as a quality-control inspector. She was later employed for four years for the district justice in Port Allegany and for 40 years, she worked as a private secretary for the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 460, retiring in 2001.
She attended Sartwell Creek Union Church. In her younger years, she enjoyed dancing, roller skating, camping and traveling. In her later years, she enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are one son, Clyde "Butch" (Karen) Bowers of Port Allegany; three grandchildren, Michael (Tonya) Bowers, Denise (Jason) Campbell and Mark Bowers, all of Port Allegany; three great-grandchildren, Dylan Bowers, Tori Campbell and Seth Bowers; three brothers, Lee Tyler and Donald (Pat) Tyler, both of Eldred, and Kenneth (Gloria) Tyler of Great Falls, Mont.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Taylor.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sartwell Creek Union Church at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 15, 2010) with the Rev. LaVerne Howard officiating.

The family requests memorials be made to the Port Allegany Library.

Menfred L. Tenglund, 93, of Maple St., Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Menfred L. Tenglund, 93, of Maple St., passed away Wednesday (May 12, 2010) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.

Born May 8, 1917, in Port Allegany, he was a son of John V. and Hulda E. Lundgren Tenglund. On April 3, 1941, at the Little Church around the corner in New York City, NY, he married Maxine L. “Peg” Holden, who survives.

He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1935.

Early in his career, Menfred was employed by Pierce Glass, Port Allegany, then General Motors, Buffalo, NY. Menfred and Wilford Olson formed Olson-Tenglund (NAPA) Auto Parts, after being discharged from the military. Today there are three locations, Port Allegany, Smethport, and Coudersport.

He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Army, from 1938 through 1946.
Mr. Tenglund was very active member of his community. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany, where he was a past Deacon and Elder; a 60 year member of the Star Hose Fire Dept. and American Legion both of Port Allegany; 50 year member of Liberty Lodge 505, F.& A.M., Port Allegany, and VFW Post 6391, Port Allegany, and former member of the Elks Club of Olean, NY. He was an avid gardener, and enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling.

Surviving in addition to his wife “Peg” are a son, John Roger Tenglund of Mayville, NY; a daughter, Nancy A. Tenglund of Port Allegany; six grandchildren: Lisa (Joe) Garner of Westerville, OH, Amy Tenglund of Addison, TX, John (Jen) Tenglund of Wildwood, MO, Debra (Ed) Hayden of Bradford, Chad (Christi) Tenglund of Brambleton, VA, Gregory Bee of Port Allegany; seven great-grandchildren: Devon, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Ainsley, Beckham, Ella, and Bradley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Melvin Tenglund, and a sister, Aleda Tenglund.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 15, 2010) in the First Presbyterian Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. Garen Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 Friday in the funeral home.

A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard following the burial.
Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Port Area Ambulance Service.

Roulette Man Cited For Dumping Garbage Over Embankment

Garbage Dumped Off Reed Run Road
Pennsylvania State Police investigated an incident of Scattering Rubbish
off Reed Run Road, 2/10 mile north of Keating Township line in Roulette Township.

Police said David Alan Link, 54, Pine Lane, Roulette, PA, dumped household garbage over an embankment between March 8 and May 12, 2010.

Link will be cited for one summary count of SCATTERING RUBBISH in District Court 55-4-01.

Hanger Says Drilling Rules Will Be Strongly Enforced

Pennsylvania DEP, gas companies talk about drilling regulations in light of Marcellus Shale-related boom


May 13, 2010, 5:25PM
More than 90 technical experts on Marcellus Shale from 40 companies involved with natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania sat down with technical staff from the state Department of Environmental Protection Thursday to review new, tougher drilling regulations.

The current oil and gas regulations were written for shallow wells, not the deep wells and millions of gallons of water employed in Marcellus drilling.

DEP Secretary John Hanger addressed the group. “They needed to hear from me that these rules are going to be enforced strongly,” Hanger said. “The companies have a key role here. They need to have a culture here in Pennsylvania that accepts the importance of rules and respects government oversight. Companies that have a culture of contempt or seeking shortcuts are going to have a lot of problems with me. More...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mailbox Shot On Wilcox-Clermont Road

Mailbox Shot
Saturday night at 11:30 pm, someone damaged a mailbox on the Wilcox-Clermont Road in Sergeant Township, by using it for target practice.

Brenda Walker, 45, of Wilcox, PA, said the black plastic mailbox was valued at $40.00.

Anyone who knows who shot Brenda's mailbox is asked to contact troopers at Kane. 814-887-5555.
Trooper Leslie Oates is the investigating officer.

Man With White Hair, White Beard & False Teeth Punctures Tire

Criminal Mischief
Kane State Police investigated a report of Criminal Mischief Sunday at 2:15 pm in the Camp Run area of Westline, Lafayette Township.

Martin Jacobs, 67, of Bradford, PA, reported that an actor allegedly approached his vehicle and punctured the left front tire with a sharp object, possibly a knife, causing the tire to go flat. Damage was reported at $125.00.

The actor is reported to be 5'4" to 5'5" tall, about 220 lbs., white hair and a white beard with false teeth. He was operating a red Chevrolet Camaro with a Steelers plate on the front.

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

Teen Charged With DUI After Speeding Stop

DUI Charged
A Stockerton, PA teenager was stopped for speeding Thursday morning at 7:57 am on Route 6, 4/10 of a mile west of Route 449 in Ulysses Township.

Upon investigation it was determined that Erin Victoria Liming, 18, of Stockerton, PA, was DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE of an alcoholic beverage.

Liming was arrested for DUI without incident and charges are pending at District Court 55-4-03.

Trucks Or Cars, Gustin's Repairs Them All

Coudersport Invitational Track & Field Meet, 5/12/10
The Raider runner is Dominic Nellis...he is a 7th grader
The Red Raider young lady is Maddy Flament
The Northern Potter Hurdler is Katlyn Bennett.
The Terror runner is Chelsea Shelander

You are invited to supply the names of the individuals pictured. Send them in comments.

Photos by Leo Szczesny
Sunken Branch Photography

Enjoy a day out at the "To Fill A Backpack" Walk/Bike/Skate-A-Thon on May 15th in Roulette

Enjoy a day out at the "To Fill A Backpack" Walk/Bike/Skate-A-Thon on May 15th in Roulette

The "To Fill A Backpack" program will be kicking off their fundraising for the 2010-2011 distribution year. A Walk/Bike/Skate-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, May 15th in Roulette. The fun will begin at the concession stand across from the Potter County Human Services on North Street, circle down around to Main then on to the North & River Street intersection then back around to the start/finish line on North street. Prizes will be given for the youngest and oldest walker, most money collected, most laps around the course as well as assorted prizes throughout the day. Everything starts at 9am and runs till 3pm but it is your choice when to start and how many times you make the circle. LeeAnn the clown, Rovercomer the dog and the Red Power Ranger will be making an appearance throughout the day. All participants will receive a water bottle and water will be provided to keep it filled. Fresh grilled hot dogs will be available for $1.00 each along with the toppings to make them even better. Anyone interested in participating can download a registration form from our website which is also your sponsor form. If you aren't interested in getting sponsors we will gladly accept a donation at the registration table. Any local business in Port, Coudersport, Roulette or surrounding areas who are interested in donating a prize just let us know and we will gladly pick it up. Come help raise some money for a much needed program and enjoy a day out. If you would like more information you can jump on over to our website, give us a call at (814) 544-8032 or you can send an email to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Andy Kulp

"To Fill A Backpack"

81 Burleson Avenue

Roulette, PA 16746

Phone: (814) 544-8032






Emporium, St. Marys Students Are Major Players In Student Newspaper Production At Pitt-Bradford

BRADFORD, Pa. – The Source, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s student newspaper has earned a first-place award in the American Scholastic Press Association national competition.

This is the second year in a row that the newspaper has been awarded first place. The Source received a second-place honor in 2008.

The association judges critiqued editions from the fall term.

“Another first-place award is evidence that the staff of writers and photographers has committed itself to journalism excellence,” said Alex Davis, Source editor for the 2009-10 academic year.
Tim Ziaukus, associate professor of public relations and faculty adviser, said, “The Source staff members have been working especially hard for the past few semesters, and this recognition underscores their efforts and their ongoing improvements.”

In addition to Davis, a public relations major from Emporium, members of the editorial staff are managing editor Lesley Bickford, a public relations major from Emporium; sports editor Maria Costanza, a public relations major from Pittsburgh; editorial assistant John “Jack” Eggleston, a writing major from Warren; chief photographer Josh Gray, a broadcast communications major from St. Charles, Ill.; and business manager Zachary Karenchak, a history/political science major from St. Marys.

Staff reporters were Stephen Abplanalp, a writing major from Warren; Chelsea Boyles, a public relations major from Erie; Sarah Dorben, a writing major from North East; Shawna Hardy, a public relations major from Wampum; Danielle Little, a public relations major from Sunbury; Gerry Vogt, a public relations major from St. Marys; and Latdior Williams, a public relations major from Newark, Del.

Today's Recalls

Minnesota Firm Issues Recall Due to Undeclared Dairy Allergen in Certain Sunflower Seeds

Area Obituaries

RIXFORD — Ellis F. Corah, 83, of Looker Mountain Trail, died Tuesday (May 11, 2010) while living with his daughter in Horsham. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

DUKE CENTER — Esther P. Sanderson, 86, of Grant Street, died Wednesday (May 12, 2010) at Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

PORT ALLEGANY — Menfred L. Tenglund of Maple Street died Wednesday (May 12, 2010) while in Bradford Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral arrangments are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home Inc., Port Allegany.

Park Rummage Sale Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Sestak and Specter Go Head To Head In Polls

Kenneth Lee Ruby, 67, of Elkland, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA

Kenneth Lee Ruby, 67, of Elkland, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.

Born August 3, 1942, in Johnstown, PA, he was a son of the late Jessie and Matilda (Felhauer) Ruby.

He was a Veteran, having served with the United States Coast Guard in the Vietnam War. Ken was employed by the Department of Forestry, owned and operated Northern Tier Music in Galeton, PA, and was a self employed musician. He greatly enjoyed playing guitar, singing, camping, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family. Ken never met a stranger.

Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly Ruby Morral, Wellsboro, PA and Stefanie (Duane) Ruby Wolfe, Eldred, PA; a son, Ken (Nichol) Ruby, Lakeland, GA; eight grandchildren; his companion, Belinda “Blondie” Rager, Elkland, PA; a brother, Ron (Judy) Ruby, Sandston, VA; two nieces and one nephew.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 2:00pm at the Pine Creek Vista Campground, Watrous, PA.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

Port Allegany Man Gets 2nd DUI In 2 Weeks After Morning Crash On Rt. 155

DUI Charged After Morning Crash
A Port Allegany man was arrested for DUI Thursday morning at 5:30 am after his 2000 Ford F-150 pickup went off Route 155 in Liberty Township and his several small trees.

William H. Ostrander, 42, of Port Allegany, PA, was traveling north on Route 155 when he lost control of his pickup, traveled across the southbound lane, off the west berm, and into the front lawn of a residence at 3236 Route 155, where it impacted several small trees.

Ostrander was not injured, but after further investigation, troopers determined that he was DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE and arrested him. Charges have been filed through District Judge William Todd's courtroom.

Ostrander is still facing charges previously filed on April 30, 2010 in Judge Todd's court.

William H. Ostrander, 42, Port Allegany, PA, was charged by Kane PSP on 4-30-10 in Port Allegany Boro, with DUI: GEN IMP/INC OF DRIVING SAFELY;DUI: HIGHEST RTE OF ALC (BAC .16+); DISREGARD TRAFFIC LANE (SINGLE); CARELESS DRIVING and FAIL TO USE SAFETY BELT SYSTEM.

Wednesday Night Fire At Canoe Place Inn Was Arson


Matt Thompson snapped this photo Wednesday night as Star Hose Co. volunteer firefighters attack a small arson fire in a storage room at the Canoe Place Inn at Main & Arnold in Port Allegany. Lights in the background are from the silo at St. Gobain Glass on Glass Place.

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal at the Ridgway station, Port Allegany Borough Police Department, and the Port Allegany Fire Department investigated the origin and cause of a structure fire that damaged the Canoe Place Inn in Port Allegany Wednesday night.

The building and property are owned by Sheetz, Inc., of Altoona, PA, and will be torn down soon to make room for a new Sheetz store.

In a faxed report from the Fire Marshal, Trooper Agosti, of the Ridgway PSP Station reports that unknown actor(s) entered the building and ignited cardboard and miscellaneous materials.

Early detection and quick action by Star Hose Co. volunteers contained the fire to a storage room. There were no injuries. No damage estimate was available.

Anyone with any information regarding the fire is asked to contact the Port Allegany Borough Police Department.

Larry R. Wilson, 68, formerly of Bushnell Street Apts., Bradford, PA

Larry R. Wilson, 68, formerly of Bushnell Street Apts. passed away, Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born January 22, 1942, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Richard E. and Delores A. (Moore) Wilson.

He was self employed at truck driver.

At the request of Mr. Wilson there will be no public visitation. Private services will be held at the convienience of the family. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

Disabled Vehicle On Route 6 Near Reed Run Road

Disabled Car In Roadway Near Reed Run Road on Rt. 6
At 10:50 am, we've just received a report of a disabled vehicle in the travel lane on Route 6 in the area of the Reed Run Road intersection in Roulette Township.

State Police have been notified, but drivers should use caution in approaching the area until the car can be removed. The vehicle was gone on arrival of troopers.

1st. Annual Kids Fishing Derby Saturday At Austin Dam Park

Police Looking For Warren Man

Warren State Hospital Resident Doesn't Return
State Police in Warren, PA, have asked other police agencies to be on the lookout for a resident of the Warren State Hospital who failed to return from a day-long furlough.

His name is Joel, described as 6 foot, 1 inch tall, 180 lbs., with red hair. He was wearing a green shirt, and pajama bottoms.

Police said he has relatives on the Prosser Road in Portville, NY and Olean, NY.

Appeals Court Leans Toward Double Jeopardy In Rigas Case

Court Rules Second Rigas Trial
May Amount to Double Jeopardy

A U.S. appeals court says taking John and Timothy Rigas to trial a second time may amount to double jeopardy.

The Adelphia Communications founder and his son are already serving sentences for fraud and conspiracy convictions in New York. John Rigas is serving a 12-year prison term and Timothy Rigas a 17-year term. Prosecutors say they defrauded the former Coudersport company out of $1.9 billion.

The Justice Department wants to prosecute them a second time in Pennsylvania for alleged failure to pay taxes on that money, a charge that wasn’t filed in the first case.

But a 7-4 majority of 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals judges say the two cases stem from one criminal conspiracy with overlapping acts and participants. They have ordered the trial judge to review the record with that in mind.

$860.00 Stolen From Keating Summit Residence Monday

Money Was In Envelope
George Michael Poulopoulos, 46, of 35 Keating Summit Street, Keating Township, PA, reported to Pennsylvania State Police at Coudersport that an actor took an envelope containing $860.00 from his residence on Monday between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Erik Barlett is the investigating officer.

Furniture Discarded Next To Road Near Coudersport

Large Blue Sofa Dumped Along Dingman Run Road
State Police are investigating the dumping of a large blue pull-out couch on the corner of Dingman Run and West Branch of Dingman Run Road in Eulalia Township. The incident occurred between May 9th and May 11th.

Anyone with information pertaining to this ongoing investigation is encouraged to call the PSP at 814-274-8690. Trooper Erik Barlett is the investigator.

Austin Woman Treated For Minor Injuries After Crash

Crash Just North Of Austin
An Austin woman was treated at Charles Cole Hospital Tuesday after the vehicle in which she was a passenger crashed on Route 872 about 1/2 mile north of Austin Boro in Keating Township.

Celia Valenti, 47, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 16 year old juvenile from Austin. The juvenile was driving south on Route 872, attempting to negotiate a slight right curve when he thought he was off the road on the shoulder. He attempted to correct by turning abruptly to the left which caused the rear to slide.

He again attempted to correct, but was unable to do so, and the vehicle traveled into the embankment off the northbound lane of the roadway.

Valenti was taken to the hospital by private vehicle for treatment of minor injuries.

Belmont Man Hit In Shinglehouse Saloon

Shinglehouse Man Charged
A Shinglehouse man will be cited for HARASSMENT and DISORDERLY CONDUCT by State Police after he was reported to have struck another man inside the Shinglehouse Saloon on Oswayo Street late Tuesday night.

Thomas M. Carr, 65, Shinglehouse, PA, is accused of striking Justin E. Osgood, 33, of Belmont, NY inside the bar. Troopers said the investigation is continuing into the 11:45 pm incident.

Carr will face the charges in District Judge Barbara J. Easton's courtroom.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Structure Fire Snuffed Out At Canoe Place Inn In Port Allegany

Star Hose Stops Structure Fire At Canoe Place Inn

In this photo, Star Hose and Emporium firefighters practice on the Canoe Place Inn
last month.
The structure is scheduled to be torn down soon for a new Sheetz store.

At 10:40 PM on Wednesday, Port Allegany Dept. 3 responded to a structure fire at the Canoe Place Inn in the Boro of Port Allegany on the corner of Arnold and Main Street. Smoke was reported showing by the first responders.

UPDATE AT 11:45 PM: A representative at Station 3 reports that a small fire
of unknown origin in the Canoe Place Inn was quickly brought under control. Firefighters were thankful the fire was discovered quickly as a fire in a building that size could be disastrous to the community. The incident is under investigation.

"To Fill A Backpack" Walk/Bike/Skate-A-Thon to be held on May 15th, 2010 - Change made to Start/Finish Line

Change made to Start/Finish Line

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 beginning at 9am and go until 3pm. The Start/Finish line has been moved to the parking lot across from Potter County Human Services due to possible parking problems, etc. 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, most money collected and assorted other prizes. We will have a clown showing up over the course of the day and Rovercomer the dog will be making an appearance. All participants will receive a free water bottle and lots of exercise. If you are interested in volunteering some time through the course of the day please feel free to contact us. We will need people to man the water stations, traffic control at the intersections, collection of donations at the intersections, etc. If you would like more information or to volunteer please feel free to give us a call at (814) 544-8032 or email or check us out on the web at

Andy Kulp

"To Fill A Backpack"

81 Burleson Avenue

Roulette, PA 16746

Phone: (814) 544-8032




Potter County Hospice Receives Numerous Donations

Potter County Hospice received the following charitable donations recently.

Gifts were made in memory of George Blackwell by Ronda White; in memory of Marguerite Geiser by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Geiser; in memory of Edie Lou by Donald Howard; in memory of Joseph R. Becker by Howard Saunders and Kathleen Lamaz; in memory of Donald E. Kelly by the estate of Donald E. Kelly; in memory of Edith Lowe by Delores Taylor; in memory of Nancy Williams by Joan Irvine; in memory of Dr. Joseph DeRenzis by Dona Oviatt, Bonnie Kratzer, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Vosick, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sorrell, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Roberts; in memory of Gloria Hodge by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bly and Oswayo Valley Teachers’ Association; in memory of Helen Robinson by Jane Miller and Karen Masteller;

in memory of Glenn Klein by Mr. and Mrs. David Trask, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gucheon, Sherri Kinney, Mrs. and Mrs. Dale Chastain and family, Joan Stromberg, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Nelson, Marian Eicher, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Milton, Mr. and Mrs. Audrey Burdick, Julie Baker, Joyce Boyd, Elaine Steinbaugh; in memory of Marjorie Hinkley by Donna Martin; in memory of Robert Platt by Donna Batterson, James Benjamin, Linda Plummer; in memory of Claude Knight by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nasto, Dr. Mark Carlson, Seneca Highlands IU9, Veri Sign, Inc., family of Claude Knight, Roulette Chemical Engine #1; in memory of Judy Connelly by Roulette Chemical Engine #1; in memory of Marian Shaffer by Ruth Dietz; in memory of Anthony DelGrosso by Paula Hayes, Diane Button, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thompson; in memory of Ronald King and Sandy Pease by Linda Pease; in memory of Marian Shaffer by Mr. and Mrs. David Rider and Lorena Lemons; in memory of Fred Knowlton by Lucille Church; in memory of Rena Pagano by Mr. and Mrs. James Price and James Dunham;

in memory of Pam Kelly by the Charles Cole medical staff; in memory of John Blass by Charlotte Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Petersen; in memory of Kirk Newton Sr. by June Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Haskins, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Depp, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newton, Tracy Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lyman, Roberta West, Brenda West, Arnold West, Victoria West, Shane West and family, Dona Oviatt, Mr. and Mrs. John Rigas and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cochran, Cecilia Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Smoker, Marjorie Gooch, Dawn Newton, Thelma Swift, Eleanor Westfall, Mr. and Mrs. James Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mahon and family and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Furman;

in memory of Patricia McClain by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Warnick, Carol Moses, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Snyder, Goldie Basil, Deborah McDonald, Muriel Tanner, Otto Eldred Police Department; in memory of Marguerite Raymer by Alice Walters and Mary Campbell; in memory of Kitty Gordnier by Eloise Daisley, Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Furman, Leslie Conklin and Loren Oter; in memory of Wilma Nelson by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lewis, Carla Sabin, Marie Hamilton, Cathy Ranson, Cynthia Bennett, Thomas Traynor, Sharon VanEtten, Edna Logue, Linda Cunningham, Jeanette Barker, Joan Easton, Level 3 Communications, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Linza, Mr. and Mrs. W. Snyder, Vivian Cornell, Marilyn Peffer, Darla Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roys, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Black, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Black, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Craig Black; in memory of J. Blaise Alackness by Jane Thompson; and in honor of all Odd Fellows by Odd Fellows Home of Western PA.

Miscellaneous donations were also made by Office Girls Club, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Easton Sr., Elizabeth Staub, Fay Long Booth, National Fuel Gas Company Foundation, Andrew Bristol, Douglas James, David Robbins, B. Seligman, Thomas Slawson, Ceres United Methodist Church, Gaines Thimble Club, Elery Walizer, United Methodist Women, Galeton Presbyterian Church, Lucille Maxon, Galeton Ed. Class/Galeton School District, and Robert Devling.

For more information, or to make a donation, call 274-0384.

Benefit Dinner & Chinese Auction At Harrison Valley CM&A Church

Automatic Fire Alarm At Level 3

Automatic Fire Alarm At Level 3
At 6:06 pm on Wednesday, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to Level 3 for an automatic fire alarm.

Senior Project Is A Concert Friday To Benefit Orphan Ministry

Hello, my name is Amanda Kemp. I am a junior at Galeton High School.

I am having a concert at the Galeton High School in the gymnasium on May 14th 2010 from 6:30-9:30 pm.

This is my senior project. I am raising money for an organization called Reeces Rainbow. They are an adoption ministry for children with down syndrome, autism and other special needs.

The featured bands will be Money on the Ruef, Poolside Theatre, and Josh Wolf. Admission is $5.00. Kids 5 and under free. They will each perform approximately 45 minutes.

There will be a bake sale and water available to buy.

The time of the concert is from 6:30-9:30. And is to benefit Reeces Rainbow. It is an adoption ministry for children with special needs.