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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 Unknown Medical

At 9:32 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 and Medic 6 responding across from McDonalds in Coudersport for an unknown medical.

Structure Fire Reported On Hickox Road

Structure Fire
At 8:57 pm, Genesee Dept. 37 is responding to the report of a structure fire near 366 Hickox Road.

Arkport man stabbed to death during domestic dispute - Hornell, NY - Hornell Evening Tribune

Arkport man stabbed to death during domestic dispute - Hornell, NY - Hornell Evening Tribune
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Strawberry Festival On Courthouse Square

Strawberry Festival Holiday Delight On Courthouse Square

july10strawfestoneCoudersport New Century Club continued its Independence Day holiday tradition this year, holding a Strawberry Festival at the courthouse square. Proceeds from the sale of strawberry shortcake and sundaes will be used for the club’s community service programs. Here, Karen Mitman dishes out the delicacy to an eager customer.

Long-time festival volunteers Ilene Altenhein and Donna Lehman were once again on duty. Coudersport octogenarian Tom Leete, who has a long history of community service, also stepped in to help out club members. Stan Swank and Tim Foust from Jubilee Foods assisted with set-up.

One of the New Century Club’s most ambitious project has been the courthouse square gazebo. The club has unveiled an ambitious plan to renovate the gazebo, including repairs and the installation of a ceiling that will improve acoustics. (Photo by Lugene Heimel)

Man Fallen In Independence

Genesee Ambulance To Town Of Independence
At 7:00 pm on Saturday, Genesee Dept. 37 is responding to 441 South Hill Road in the Town of Independence For a man who has fallen with a possible leg fracture.

New Ethanol Plant In Clearfield May Lose Buyer For Product

Bionol: Getty defaulted on ethanol contract

By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer
The Progress-Clearfield

Just two months into its contract, Bionol Clearfield LLC is claiming Getty Petroleum has defaulted on its billion-dollar contract to purchase ethanol from them.

The announcement was posted as a press release on Bionol parent company BioEnergy LLC's Web site.

Bionol Clearfield LLC is a subsidiary of BioEnergy LLC, a privately held company based in Quincy, Mass.

Bionol and Getty had entered into a five-year contract that stipulated Getty purchase substantially all the Clearfield plant's output under a formula-based price. More...

Patricia M. Worthington of 2428 Route 446, Eldred, PA

ELDRED, Pa. — Patricia M. Worthington of 2428 Route 446 passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (June 30, 2010) at the Meadville Medical Center.

Brush Fire Near Emporium

2 Miles West Of Emporium
At 3:26 PM on Saturday, Emporium Dept. 14 is responding to 11989 Route 120, 2 miles west of Emporium, for a brush fire threatening exposures.

Carol M. Shaver, 66, of Hanson Hollow Road, Sartwell Creek, PA

PORT ALLEGANY — Carol M. Shaver, 66, of Hanson Hollow Road, Sartwell Creek, passed away Thursday (July 1, 2010) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, is in charge of arrangements.

Disabled Vehicle Blocking One Lane South Of Larabee

At 2:58 pm on Saturday, Eldred Township Dept. 18 has been dispatched to a location just south of Larabee Y, on Route 155, for a disabled vehicle blocking one lane of traffic.

At 3:13 pm, Port Allegany Dept. 3 has been dispatched to this incident. Recalled at 3:22 pm.

Amherst, NY Man Flown From Motorcycle Crash On Marsh Creek Road

At 2:34 pm, medics were dispatched to the Marsh Creek Road in Harrison Township, 1/2 mile South of Harrison Rooks Road, for a victim of an motorcycle crash.

Anthony C. Couto, 40, Countryside Lane, Amherst, NY, was driving a 2009 Harley Davidson Electraglide standard motorcycle south on Marsh Creek Road when he encountered a slow moving vehicle within his lane. Couto applied his brakes and laid the bike down in the roadway.

Couto suffered a head injury described by troopers as moderate. He was not wearing a helmet.

He was transported by Tri-Town Ambulance to a landing zone at Harrison Valley Station 20 where a Life Net 77 medical helicopter transported him to a trauma center for treatment.

The motorcycle sustained minor damage. Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.

Dennis W. Lowery, 65, of 25 School St., Bradford, PA

Dennis Lowery

Dennis W. Lowery, 65, of 25 School St., passed away Sunday, June 27th, 2010 in Gibsonia.

Born January 20, 1945, in Rochester, NY, he was the son of the late William J. and Bernice B. (Butts) Lowery.

On June 20, 1970 in Pittsburgh, he married Deborah Sainsbury, who survives.

Mr. Lowery was a 1963 graduate of Bradford High School. He then was a member of the first class of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He graduated from The University of Pittsburgh in Oakland in 1967 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology.

Upon returning to Bradford, he worked at his family's business, Tuna Manufacturing, where he served ultimately as owner and President. In July of 1987, he joined Northwest Mutual Savings Bank, where he worked as Supervisor of Facilities and Properties. He was currently employed at Northwest Savings Bank as Vice President of Facilities and Properties.

He was a member and former trustee of the First Presbyterian Church, a member and past president of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Merchants Association, the Bradford Kiwanis Club and the Northwest Pennsylvania Campers Association. He was also a past member of the Bradford Area School District Board of Directors and was currently a member of the Northwest Savings Bank Advisory Board.

Mr. Lowery was very active with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He was on the steering committee which formally organized what is now the Pitt Bradford Alumni Association, where he served as interim President from 1993 to 1994, served on the board of directors from 1994-2001, was awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Award in 1999, and in 2002, the Dennis Lowery Scholarship was established by the Alumni Association in his honor. He is also a member of the Pitt Bradford Advisory Board, where he has served on the Executive Committee, Development Council and was the Director of the Properties Committee. He was awarded the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Presidential Medal of Distinction in 2004.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Aaron) Brauser and Christen (Joseph) Herndon, both of Gibsonia; a sister, Susan Lowery Livesay of Bandera, TX, and three grandchildren, Nathaniel Mayer Brauser, Lilly Lowery Brauser and Sophia Grace Herndon.

Family will be receiving friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Friday, July 9, 2010 in the Bromeley Family Theatre in Blaisdell Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM, with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Pitt Bradford Alumni Association Dennis Lowery Scholarship, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

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Teen Driver Flown After Bradford Crash Overnight

17-Year-Old Driver Hurt in Crash

A 17-year-old boy was taken by Mercyflight to ECMC in Buffalo after an accident early this morning on Seaward Avenue, just north of Tuna Crossroads.

In a fax sent to WESB and The HERO, Foster Township Police say at 2:20 a.m. the vehicle driven by the 17-year-old crossed the road, went into the yard of 644 Seaward, hit a mailbox then traveled into the yard at 630 Seaward, where it hit a tree and a parked vehicle.

The driver was thrown from the vehicle. Passenger 18-year-old Joshua Harris was treated at the scene and released to the custody of his grandmother. Passenger 48-year-old Larry Elliott was taken by ambulance to BRMC.

The investigation is continuing.

Nate Delong Wins First Ever Race at Black Rock Speedway Leading all 20 laps
Nate Delong Wins Feature At Black Rock Speedway

by Brandon Grabbitt

Nate Delong made sure tonights long haul to Black Rock Speedway was gonna be worth something.

After finishing 3rd in his heat knowing he had a good chance to start "upfront", the call was made to put two fresh tires on the rear as word got out that the 1N machine was starting 3rd in the feature.

Knowing this was is best start all year so far, he knew he had to make something happen quick, but how quick?

As the flagman dropped the green flag, Nate raced into the corner just squeezing under the 1st and 2nd cars, taking the lead and that's where we would stay all night as he managed to hold off defending track champion Donnie Lawson on the last lap, to pick up his first ever win at the Black Rock Speedway and the first win for Delong Motorsports in 2010.

Thank You to all of our sponsors for making tonight's feature win possible:
Troups Creek Auto Parts
Tom's Tree Service
Citizens & Northern Bank
Grover's Porta Toilets
Watson Auto Body
Jennigans Auto Body
The Carpenter's Shop

Debris In Road Cause Of Friday Crash On Railroad Avenue In Roulette

Hit Bank Avoiding Wood Debris
State Police investigated a minor injury crash Friday morning at 10:10 am on Railroad Avenue, 2/10 mile East of Seymour Drive, in Roulette Township.

Krystal L. Crum, 21, of Coudersport, PA, was driving a 2001 Dodge Neon east on Railroad Avenue, negotiating a sharp right curve in the roadway, when she came upon wood debris in the eastbound travel lane at the end of the curve.

Crum steered to the right to miss the debris, went off the roadway where it struck an embankment with it's right front. Crum's car also struck a large rock on the embankment with it's undercarriage. She was able bring the car to rest, on the edge of the roadway, about 140 feet from the point of impact.

Crum complained of back pain and was transported by private vehicle to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. She was wearing a seatbelt. The car was able to be driven from the scene.

Troopers placed no charges against the driver, as the roadway hazard was determined to be the primary cause of the accident.

Two Vehicle Crash On Rt. 872 Results In Minor Injury

An Austin man received only a minor injury Friday morning at 6:15 when his 2007 Caliber and a 2007 Ford F-350 collided on Route 872. The truck driver was not injured.

Troopers said Robert E. Warriner, 75, of Austin, PA, was driving the Caliber north in the southbound lane of Route 872. Warriner told troopers he was blinded by the sun.

Harley D. Purcell, 22, of Emporium, PA, was driving the Ford truck southbound in the southbound lane of Route 872. When Purcell crested a hill and saw Warriner coming at him in his lane, he swerved his truck into the northbound lane to avoid a head-on collision.

Warriner also moved back into his northbound lane, striking the front passenger side of Purcell's truck.

Warriner's car received major damage to the driver's side while Purcell's truck received only minor damage to the passenger side of his truck. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Warriner was cited for Roadways Laned For Traffic in District Court 55-3-01.

Coudersport Fire Dept. and Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 assisted at the scene.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Kelly E. Koepf, 36, of Eldred, PA

ELDRED, PA - Kelly E. Koepf, 36, of Eldred died Monday (June 28, 2010) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 20, 1973, she was a daughter of Brian K. and Donna Jersey Koepf.

She was a 1990 graduate of Laurel High School and later graduated from the Academy of Medical Arts and Business in Harrisburg. She had resided in Maryland and Harrisburg before moving to Eldred.

Ms. Koepf has served with the US Navy WAVES as a secretary. She had been employed as a waitress at the Highlander Inn in Smethport, at Mickey's Restaurant in Olean, NY, and at Farmelo's Restaurant in Eldred. She was later employed in Eldred as a massage therapist.
She was a member of the Keystone Chapter 2 Order of the Eastern Star of Duke Center.

Surviving are her father, Brian K. (Gail) Koepf of Reston, VA; a sister, Quincy Koepf of Seattle; a stepfather, Duane "Buck" Stull of Eldred; a stepbrother, Wade Lee Stull of Richmond VA; and a special friend, Eddie Ross of Olean.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery in Eldred.

The family asks memorials be made to the Eldred World War II Museum.

Arrangements are under the direction of Frame Funeral Home.

Seltzers Establish Scholarship At Pitt-Bradford
Marie and John Seltzer with their son, Julian.


BRADFORD, Pa. – A couple who met while studying at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in the early 1970s have established a scholarship to help students who can benefit, like they did, from the benefits of a smaller campus.

John and Marie Seltzer’s gift of $5,000, matched by the Agnes L. and Lewis Lyle Thomas Scholarship Challenge, establishes the John W. and Marie R. Seltzer PBAA Fund, which will be a general fund to benefit any worthy student.

John Seltzer studied at Pitt-Bradford from 1972 to 1974, and went on to graduate from the Pittsburgh campus.

“Marie and I met there, and that’s sort of special to us,” he said. “Had I not gone to Pitt-Bradford, I don’t think I would have survived at Pitt. I wasn’t cut out for a large school. When I look back on my college years, most of my memories are of my years at Pitt-Bradford.”

It was no surprise that they met at Pitt-Bradford. They could hardly not have met, as small as the school was in those days. The entire campus consisted of the townhouses where students lived, two hangars from the campus’s days as an airport that served as the cafeteria and the student center and two classroom buildings downtown. There was a lot of hanging out, either in each other’s townhouses, at the hangar, or waiting for “The Blue Goose,” a blue school bus that took students to Hamsher House and Emery Hardware for classes.

“We were lucky if that between four of us (living in a townhouse) we had a stereo and a typewriter,” John Seltzer said. “We did not have a television. You had to go to the hangar and hope that it worked.”

Marie Seltzer ’72-’73 hadn’t planned to go to the Bradford campus. She grew up in the Pittsburgh area, and she and many of her high school friends applied to the nursing school at the Pittsburgh campus.

All of her friends were accepted at the Pittsburgh campus, but she was not. Her mother called to complain, but got nowhere. She went to Bradford for a full year, fulfilling her general education requirements, and taking courses like biology and chemistry in a much smaller environment than her friends.

By the time she went to Pittsburgh the next year, only one of her friends was still in the nursing program.

“I think it’s quite a special place,” Marie Seltzer said of Pitt-Bradford. “It’s so impressive as a campus, and we’re both testament to the fact that some kids thrive in a smaller campus.

“I think the students are excelling in the environment. It has proven to still be there for the students just like it was for us. I don’t know where I would be if I had not gone to Bradford. It proved to be life-changing.”

For more information on the Thomas Scholarship Challenge, contact Joelle Warner, manager of donor services, at or (814)362-5104.

Gray fox seen chasing cat on Brooklynside Rd in Port Allegany yesterday

Would you please post a warning to anyone with cats or other small pets in the Brooklynside Rd area of Port Allegany. There has been a gray fox spotted in the area and it was seen chasing a cat just yesterday. My neighbor thought it was one of ours but fortunately, ours are all accounted for. I just wanted to let everyone know to keep a close eye on their pets.
Thank you!

Raymond E. Bouquin, 73, of 732 South Kendall Ave. Bradford, PA

Raymond E. Bouquin, 73, of 732 South Kendall Ave. Bradford, passed away. Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at his residence.

Born March 29, 1937, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Fred and Pansy (Field) Bouquin.

On March 29, 1958 in Bradford, he married Shirley M. (McWilliams) Bouquin who died on July 10, 2008.

He was a 1955 graduate of Bradford High School. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Bouquin had been employed at Owens Illinois, later Georgia Pacific, from 1962 to 2002 and retired after forty years of service.

He is survived by a daughter, Pam (Joseph) Vecellio of Bradford, a son, Homer (Debbie) Bouquin of Bradford, a sister, Louise Daub of Naples FL, and a brother, Fred Bouquin Jr. of Bradford, four grandchildren: Nicole Bouquin, Zachery Bouquin, Rebecca Vecellio, Sabina Vecellio, and one great granddaughter Shayla Buchanan. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother Donald Bouquin.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, July 5, 2010, from 3-5 & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main St., where funeral services will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, July 6th, with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton pastor of the Cyclone Free Methodist Church officiating. Committal services and military honors will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701 or charity of the donor's choice .

On line condolences may be made at

Heidi Olamae Schimp, 24, of 233 1/2 Summit Road, Bradford, PA

Heidi Olamae Schimp, 24, of 233 1/2 Summit Road, Bradford, passed away, Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness.

Born October 30, 1985, in Murphy, NC, she was a daughter of the Donald R. and Anita L. (Slater) Schimp who survive.

Ms Schimp attended Otto Eldred Schools and was a member of the Derrick City Seventh Day Adventist Church.

In addition to her parents, Heidi is survived by a son, Shane Vance Schimp, at home, her fiance, James Vance, three sisters: Tracy L. Schimp of Allentown, Winifer M. Schimp of Walla Walla, WA, and Marsha A. Schimp of Bradford, one brother, Clayton R. T. Schimp of Owensboro, KT, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Vinnie Slater.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, July 4th, 2010, from 11:00am to 1:00PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00pm with Pastor Lynn Getz pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials, if desired may be made to the family.

On line condolences may be made at

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson Op-Ed on Gulf Oil

The Gulf Mess and the Moratorium

By U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson

Pennsylvanians view the destruction and mess in the Gulf of Mexico with unimagined distress. Every photo of a pelican mired in brown glop elicits a visceral pain. We hurt for the region, the people, the environment and the economy.

The responsible party must be held accountable. Every bit of oil –every tar ball—needs to be cleaned up to have any hope of saving environmentally sensitive areas. Those who have lost their livelihood must be made whole. I had a chance to question Kenneth Feinberg, the person appointed by the President to control the $20 billion BP escrow fund. He appeared before my Committee on Small Business last week and explained that about 1,000 people are now processing claims in the Gulf, but that he will increase that number, streamline the process and allow electronic processing of claims. I believe he is on the right track.

We have to narrow down what went wrong and ensure no other deep water rig suffers the same fate. Procedures must be in place to prepare for the eventuality of another type of accident, to control the consequences. I took part in an Education and Labor Committee hearing on worker health and safety from the oil rig to the shoreline in June. The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is responsible for safety of the oil rigs in the Gulf. Our hearing examined whether the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should have some jurisdiction if MMS is not doing a proper job.

All of the discussions of what went wrong and how we can prevent similar tragedies in the future are appropriate and should continue until we have answers and solutions.

But the administration’s decision to put a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is not the answer. In fact, a federal judge last month struck down the six-month ban on deep-water drilling imposed by the Department of the Interior and also refused the government’s request for a stay of his order. U.S. district Judge Martin Feldman wrote: “Are all airplanes a danger because one was? All oil tankers like Exxon Valdez? All trains? All mines? That sort of thinking seems heavy-handed and rather overbearing.”

The administration is still appealing their case to a higher court and the Department of the Interior is looking for a new way to craft the moratorium that might be more acceptable to the Court.

In a tragedy like this, you can’t attempt to fix one part of the economy by paying the fishermen, the boatmen and others, while killing another part of the economy: the 150,000 rig and drilling support workers in the Gulf Coast.

We are nowhere near a position where we can cut off production of oil in this country. But this tragic accident has led some to ask for a total ban on offshore drilling. Rather than turn us to renewable energy, this scenario will simply make us more dependent on foreign oil.

This week the Heritage Foundation looked at the economic impact of a total offshore drilling ban and concluded it would pull the rug out from the economy’s incipient recovery. Their figures are as follows: If a total ban on offshore drilling went into effect in 2011, in less than 25 years Americans would see national income drop by $5.5 trillion, total costs of imported oil would rise by $737 billion, the average consumption expenditures for a family of four would be reduced by $2,381 per year and exceed $4,000 in 2035, and job losses would exceed 1.5 million.

I believe that Congress should not use this tragedy to legislate against the use of carbon-based fuels. Today, 85 percent of our energy comes from such fuels: coal, natural gas and oil. We can’t switch to other forms overnight because they don’t exist, it will be decades until they do and attempting to do so will cause a huge blow to our economy.

I am behind an energy policy that promotes energy security, job creation, and a cleaner environment. It is time to develop our nuclear capabilities and expand into more renewable and alternative sources of energy. We need all of these sources and now is not the time to cut one completely out of our system.

Vineyard sites & cultivars in cold climates

Vineyard sites & cultivars in cold climates

Meeting at the Coudersport Extension Office
Wednesday, July 7 at 9-11 a.m.
with growers
and Bill Waltman.

Topics: vineyard site selection and cultivars in cold climates. Field visits to see potential vineyard locations. Contact Bill Waltman for information:
(814) 274-8540

Dog Found On Bank Street In Coudersport Returned To Owner


Could you please post this ... I found this dog this morning sleeping in my backyard on Bank Street in Coudersport.

He's very nice wearing a brown leather collar seems to be a male poodle mix tags.

The dog has been quickly and safely returned to his very happy owner who has been looking for him since 7am :) Thank you again for posting his picture :)

Roulette Fish & Game Club Annual Fishing Derby Saturday, July 10, 2020

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If you are unemployed or seeking employment, my constituent service office can help you navigate a variety of programs available through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Way to Work is a new commonwealth initiative, funded through the federal stimulus program, to put 20,000 people to work at jobs that pay up to $13 per hour. Employees hired under the program receive career guidance, skills assessment, and basic skills, literacy and occupational training while employed under the program.

Through HereToHelp, you can get information about finding a new job, health insurance options, food and utility assistance, housing assistance, personal finance information, family support, and more.

PA CareerLink services include career counseling and assessment, training, education, placement assistance, and resume-building for job seekers.

For more information, contact my office at 1536 E. Wadsworth Ave., by phone 215-242-7300, or via my website.


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D-200th District
Philadelphia County

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Coudersport Library Needs Help For Quilt Raffle Fundraiser

Coudersport Library Quilt Raffle To Start

We are looking for people to help us make blocks for our quilt.

The completed quilt will be used as a raffle
fundraiser to benefit the Coudersport Public Library.

Attached photo is what the quilt will look like when

The pattern for the 2011 Maple Festival Raffle Quilt blocks is now available at the Coudersport Public Library and at Quilters Heaven.

Anyone wishing to make a block can pick up the pattern at either of these places. Forty blocks are needed for this quilt, so any sewer’s help will be greatly appreciated.

Finished blocks should be returned to the library
or Quilters Heaven by July 20, 2010.

Anyone willing to sell raffle
tickets can pick them up at the library, along with a picture of the quilt, in early September.

Coudersport Swimming Pool will be opened this Saturday and Sunday July 3rd and 4th

The Coudersport Swimming Pool will be opened this Saturday and Sunday July 3rd and 4th from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm each day.

We were not sure that lifeguards would be available and had put notice up at the pool it would be closed but finally got commitment from the required number of lifeguards and so it will be opened. Sorry for the change but with the apparent warm weather the two days it will be the place to go.

Enter Hafer's Drawing/Winner Gets Free Oil Change & Tire Rotation
*Simply visit us to enter, no purchase required.

Francis W. “Mutt” Kellner, 84, of Coudersport, PA

Francis W. “Mutt” Kellner, 84, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, July 1, 2010 at his home following a lengthy illness.

Born on June 29, 1926 in Coudersport he was the son of Edward H. and Florence L. Stebbins Kellner. On January 22, 1954 in Little Marsh, PA he married Delores “Dede” Day who survives.

Mr. Kellner was a veteran of World War II having served with the U. S. Army. Following the war, he served with the U. S. Constabulary. He had been employed with the Damascus Tanning Co., Dunlap Tire in Lackawanna, NY and the Consolidated Water Co. in Coudersport. He retired from employment with the Coudersport Borough in 1988. He was a member of Park United Methodist Church and a life member of American Legion Potter Post 192. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid gardener.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Kathy (Paul) Dingman, of Coudersport, Cindy (Ken) McCoy of Ulysses, PA, Teri (Tony) Wool of Jersey Shore, PA, nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, three sisters, Alberta Hannahs of Bradford, PA, Florence (Arthur) Froelich of Blasdell, NY, June (Benjamin) Mead of Oklahoma, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, Tyler Freeman, one sister, Dorothy Black, and three brothers, Edward H. Kellner, Jr., Frederick Kellner, and Robert Kellner.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at the American Legion Potter Post 192 in Coudersport. The Reverend Randy Headley will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Potter Post 192, 2 Buffalo Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport.

Automatic Fire Alarm In Coudersport

Report Nothing Showing From Exterior
At 1:05 pm on Friday, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to 605 North Main, Dickinson Mental Health for a automatic fire alarm.
Reporting under control at 1:25.

Trespassers Arrested In Bingham Township

Trespassers Arrested
A Bingham Township woman came home early Sunday morning to find three people had entered her house without permission.

Patricia Peangatelli, 23, of 315 Bunnell Road, Ulysses, PA, came home about 2:50 AM and found Derrick Richard Barker, 18, of Genesee, PA; Ross Eugene Lent, 19, of Coudersport, PA; and Sara Gail Peangatelli, 22, of Sandy Ridge, PA, in her house without her permission.

She promptly called State Police and the three accused left the scene in an unknown direction.

Charges of Criminal Trespass and Defiant Trespasser were filed and all three were arraigned in front of District Judge Delores G. Bristol in District Court 55-4-03. Judge Bristol released them on $25,000.00 unsecured bail.

Ulysses Man Charged For Writing Check On Closed Account

Checking Account Was Closed
A Ulysses man is being charged
by State Police with theft by means of passing a check on an account that was closed .

Brentle Vankyle Willow, 24, of 328 North Street, Ulysses, PA, gave a check to Downey's Family Restaurant in Ulysses Boro on May 12, 2010. The check was drawn on a closed account.

Willow will be charged with one count of Theft-Bad Checks in Judge Delores Bristol's District Court 55-4-03.

Middletown, DE, Man's Camp Burglarized In Potter County

Camp Burglarized In Hector Township
Coudersport troopers reported that the Carey Camp on Bailey Hill Road in Hector Township, Potter County, had been burglarized between October 2, 2009 and Wednesday.

Thomas Carey of Middletown, DE, told troopers that the unknown suspect(s) kicked in the front door to the cabin, breaking the door frame and destroyed several items inside the camp. Those items include a ceiling fan, deer mounts, aluminum arrows, a radio, and a glass globe shade.

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

Coudersport Man Unhurt In Pickup Truck Roll Over Crash

One Vehicle Roll Over Crash On Vader Hill Road
State Police investigated a one vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night between 9:30 and 10:00 pm near a residence located at 12 Vader Hill Road in Eulalia Township.

Roy Warner, 51, of 136 Dutch Hill Road, Coudersport, PA, was driving a 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck east on Vader Hill Road when he lost control of the pickup while negotiating a left hand curve in the roadway. The pickup went off the south berm and rolled over onto it's roof. Warner was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.


Roll Over Crash In Allegany Township Hurts Two

Roll Over Crash
A one car car crash Thursday evening at 7:20 pm on Route 49 near the Risser Farm resulted in two occupants being transported to Charles Cole Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Tonya Danyell Crosson, 31, of 26 Liberty Lane, Coudersport, PA, was driving east on Route 49, when she allowed the 2002 Nissan Altima to drift onto the berm of the road, causing her to lose control.

Unable to negotiate the left hand curve in the roadway, she attempted to regain control by applying her brakes which caused the vehicle to slide sideways across the roadway and off the north berm before striking an embankment and overturning.

Crosson, and a male juvenile passenger from Coudersport, were not wearing seatbelts. Both suffered minor injuries.

Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 transported them to the hospital. Coudersport Fire Dept. assisted troopers at the accident scene. The vehicle sustained major disabling damage and was towed by Kightlinger Motors.

Charges including (not) Driving Vehicle At A Safe Speed; and two counts of Restraint Systems will be filed in Judge Barbara J. Easton's District Court 55-4-01.

Opening Date Announced For Potter County Vets Clinic

Potter County VA Medical Clinic To Open July 15

vetaffairsAn opening date has been announced for the new Veterans Medical Center in Potter County. Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center, in conjunction with the Potter County Commissioners, wil operate the primary care office and outreach center at the Mapleview property (24 Buffalo Street) in Coudersport.

The clinic will be open every Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm, beginning on July 15, and staffed by VA personnel trained to process new enrollments, schedule appointments and update patient information. Starting July 22, veterans who have scheduled appointments can be seen at the new location. Initially, the Coudersport office toll-free contact number is 1-877-845-3247. After July 15, the number will be 814-260-9342.

Plans for the clinic have been in the works for several years. “We look forward to having a presence in the community and supplementing the health care services provided for Potter County veterans,” Bath VA Medical Center Director David J. West said. “We are pleased to join county officials and community health care providers, such as Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, in ensuring that veterans receive the highest quality care.”

“We’re fortunate to be able to locate a VA care facility right here in Potter County,” said Doug Morley, chairman of the Board of Commissioners. “This has been an ongoing effort for years and is the result of a great deal of cooperation and teamwork.”

Director of Veterans Affairs Lenny Kalkbrenner and his predecessor, the late Joe Becker, established a strong rapport with the Bath VA Medical Center, in an effort to bring a clinic to a centralized location to serve Potter County veterans. This will, in many cases, allow veterans who are eligible for VA services to avoid the long drive to Bath.

Any veteran interested in learning more about VA health care services can call, toll-free, 1-877-845-3247.

Titusville Man Missing Since Saturday

Search for Missing Man Continues

State police are continuing to search for a Titusville man who has been missing since Saturday.

76-year-old Charles Speer was last seen at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie at about 6 p.m. on June 26.

Speer suffers from dementia.

Police say he drove away in a 1998 burgundy Nissan Maxima with the Pennsylvania license plate GFA9486.

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Three New Counties; Ag Secretary Urges Public to Heed Existing Quarantine, Not Haul Firewood to Help Protect PA Hardwoods I

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Three New Counties; Ag Secretary Urges Public to Heed Existing Quarantine, Not Haul Firewood to Help Protect PA Hardwoods Industry

Suspected Case in Union County Awaiting Confirmation

Harrisburg – With the discovery of Emerald Ash Borer beetles in Centre, Fulton and Somerset counties, the invasive tree-killing pest has now been found in 15 Pennsylvania counties, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today.

Emerald Ash Borer poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s nation-leading hardwoods industry, which contributes nearly $25 billion to the economy, Redding said.

In Centre County, the beetle was found in Potters Mills at the intersection of routes 144 and 322. The Fulton County infestation is in Valley-Hi Borough along Route 30, and the Somerset County location is in Quemahoning Township on Route 30. A suspect sample found in Gregg Township, Union County, is being tested for confirmation.

“The Agriculture department’s summer survey crews are diligently working to assess the spread of the beetle across the state,” said Redding. “With the holiday weekend at hand, we urge all campers and travelers to help prevent the further spread of these pests by not hauling firewood from place to place.”

State and federal Emerald Ash Borer quarantines restrict moving ash nursery stock, green lumber, and any other ash material, including logs, stumps, roots and branches, from the quarantine area. However, due to the difficulty in distinguishing between species of hardwood firewood, all hardwood firewood and wood chips—including ash, oak, maple and hickory—are considered quarantined.

The department has not yet expanded the existing quarantine, but will draw new quarantine lines based on the survey results through the end of July.

The invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 in Butler County, and subsequently was found in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Indiana, Juniata, Lawrence, Mercer, Mifflin, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

The wood-boring beetle is native to China and eastern Asia. The pest likely arrived in North America in wooden shipping crates. It was first detected in July 2002 in southeastern Michigan and neighboring Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In addition to Pennsylvania, the beetle is attacking ash trees in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Typically, the Emerald Ash Borer beetles will kill an ash tree within three years of the initial infestation. Adults are dark green, one-half inch in length and one-eighth inch wide, and fly only from early May until September. Larvae spend the rest of the year beneath the bark of ash trees. When they emerge as adults, they leave D-shaped holes in the bark about one-eighth inch wide.

People who suspect they have found Emerald Ash Borer beetles should call the department’s toll-free pest hotline at 1-866-253-7189. For more information about the quarantine, contact Walt Blosser at 717-772-5205, and for more information about Emerald Ash Borer, contact Sven-Erik Spichiger at 717-772-5229.

The Pennsylvania Agriculture Department Emerald Ash Borer survey crews began hanging nearly 6,000 purple panel traps from ash trees in 21 counties on May 21. The traps are designed to attract flying adult beetles to help detect further spread. Crews will continue to monitor the traps all summer and remove them by the end of August.

The national survey is being conducted in cooperation with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the United States Forest Service and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry.

Information is also available at by searching “Emerald Ash Borer.”

Thursday, July 1, 2010

One Vehicle Rollover Crash On Route 49

Firefighter On Scene Reports 2 Patients Self Extricated
At 7:20 pm on Thurdsay, Coudersport Dept. 48 and Medic 6 have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route 49 in the Colesburg/Seven Bridges area. Mercy Flight has been placed on standby.

Marcellus Shale Wastewater: Is it Or Isn't It?

Is it or isn't it?

by James Jones
Solomon's words

Shortly after the PA DEP news release this afternoon detailing the quarantine of 28 cows who may have ingested wastewater from a leaking East Resources Fracking wastewater pond, an East Resources spokesman told the Associated Press that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture may have over-reacted in quarantining the affected cows, that, testing ordered by the state showed that there were no harmful chemicals in the wastewater.

Previous news reports of the harmful dangers of Marcellus Shale wastewater have mentioned hazards like radioactivity in the water at 269 times the limit allowed in drinking water, and a myriad of dangerous chemicals that by themselves would have to be placarded as hazardous material.

And yet, in disposal of this wastewater, trucks hauling it are not required to display hazardous material signs. Those trucks are instead regulated the same as garbage trucks and only required to have a sign labeled as residual waste. When these trucks spill, it is considered a pollutant, not a hazardous material incident. Emergency responders found that out after a recent rollover of one of the tank trucks hauling brine in Potter County. The Fire Chief in charge reported it a Hazmat incident and it was dispatched as a Hazmat incident, only to be corrected a couple of days later by a Pennsylvania State Police news release that related that drilling brine is not a Hazardous Material and does not have to be placarded.

And just why do we need to know about this drilling waste?

If the Agriculture Department and the DEP did not err in their quarantine and resulting news release issued to the media describing possible deleterious effects from the cattle drinking from the waste water leak that ponded in their pasture, then we are looking at extreme and far reaching consequences to allowing Marcellus Drilling in Pennsylvania.

The Northern Tier of Pennsylvania is home to some of the best hunting grounds in the country. People from around the country come to these counties to hunt deer, bear and other animals. Many from the cities have camps where they make an annual pilgrimage to hunt for venison.

If these beef cows are in fact damaged from drinking this frack water, and it is likely that they did drink it as the animals like the salt taste, then it's likely that there won't be many deer who have not sampled these frack ponds across the northern tier. The low fences that enclose these ponds have no ability to keep out the deer and other animals that may decide to check them out.

If that is the case, then Pennsylvanians will more than likely have to kiss their venison goodbye. Hunters will be issued a warning with their hunting licenses not to eat what they shoot.

If this effluent that they have been pumping into the streams through our sewer plants and into the waters of the Commonwealth is capable of making beef inedible, then it probably is also capable of doing the same thing to the fish population, so you can catch them if they live long enough, but don't eat them. Night fishermen may be able to get a clue about this if the fish glow in the dark from the radioactivity.

On the other hand, Marcellus Gas is a great economic boon to the areas where drilling is taking place, both for the Commonwealth that has gained millions of dollars from leasing and will make much more from royalties as production ramps up and pipelines are put in place to take the Marcellus Gas to market and the individual landowner who has received hundreds of times what they paid for the land, by leasing the oil and gas rights.

With the rest of the country in dire economic straits, the drilling is making many jobs and enriching businesses in the food and lodging areas. Those business people spend money in the local area and the trickle down effect is good for most everyone. Farmers struggling to hold onto family farms, have been bailed out and some can now live like millionaires . It's hard to knock that, when historically farmers have worked from daylight to after dark, 7 days a week, and the only time that they get ahead is when they retire and sell out the farm.

Is it, or isn't it?

If it isn't dangerous, the brine from the well fracking could be spread on the highways in the wintertime and marketed across the northern states for snow and ice control. Possibly the chemicals in it could be recycled leaving only the salt that could be sold as salt blocks.

But we need to know, before we create an environmental disaster. Or nearly as bad, stifle an industry that can replace imported oil and power our vehicles and heat our homes, and bring a certain amount of prosperity to an area where there has never been prosperity since the big timber harvesting days of the early 1900's.

We need to know if this drilling is going to ruin our aquifers? Before we allow more drilling in our state forests and game lands, we need to know what the effect of all this earthmoving and drilling activity is going to be. Will it forever change the wilderness for the worse? Will it ruin the habitat for our wild friends. Will it pollute our streams & rivers so the fish and aquatic creatures can't live there anymore? Will our forests & streams be posted with no trespassing signs as the oil and gas companies protect their interest from the general public's view?

But if all these fears are baseless, as the publicity machine of the big oil and gas corporations continue to state, then we should be welcoming the drillers with open arms, as they are our economic salvation.

The question remains. Is it or isn't it?

Edna Eaton Family Expresses Gratitude

The family of Edna A. Eaton would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the family, friends & others who were there for us in our time of sorrow. Mom had a rough few months but she is now at peace, reunited with our father, the love of her life in the wonderful house of our Lord & savior. She is missed so very much by all the lives she touched in her 80 years.

Thanks so much to all of you & your generosity.

Millie & John Dailey & family
Ray & Deb Eaton & Son
Zelma & Steve Lehman & Family

Free Skin Cancer Screenings At CCMH July 17th

Dr. David Moylan and Dr. Hans Baerwald will provide free skin cancer screenings from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., July 17 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. A light breakfast will be served. Call 877/274-8200 for an appointment.

Memorial Service Set For Jerry G. Spiegel

A Memorial Service for Jerry G. Spiegel, who passed away on June 23, 2010, will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10:00am at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.

Leaking Drilling Waste Pond May Have Contaminated 28 Beef Cows On Tioga Farm

Cattle from Tioga County Farm Quarantined after Coming in Contact with Natural Gas Drilling Wastewater/East Resources Cited For Violation

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Agriculture announced today that it has quarantined cattle from a Tioga County farm after a number of cows came into contact with drilling wastewater from a nearby natural gas operation.

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said uncertainty over the quantity of wastewater the cattle may have consumed warranted the quarantine in order to protect the public from eating potentially contaminated beef.

“Cattle are drawn to the taste of salty water,” said Redding. “Drilling wastewater has high salinity levels, but it also contains dangerous chemicals and metals. We took this precaution in order to protect the public from consuming any of this potentially contaminated product should it be marketed for human consumption.”

Redding said 28 head of cattle were included in the quarantine, including 16 cows, four heifers and eight calves. Those cattle were out to pasture in late April and early May when a drilling wastewater holding pond on the farm of Don and Carol Johnson leaked, sending the contaminated water into an adjacent field where it created a pool. The Johnsons had noticed some seepage from the pond for as long as two months prior to the leak.

The holding pond was collecting flowback water from the hydraulic fracturing process on a well being drilled by East Resources Inc.

Grass was killed in a roughly 30- x 40-foot area where the wastewater had pooled. Although no cows were seen drinking the wastewater, tracks were found throughout the pool. The wet area extended about 200-300 feet into the pasture.

The cattle had potential access to the pool for a minimum of three days until the gas company placed a snow fence around the pool to restrict access.

Subsequent tests of the wastewater found that it contained chloride, iron, sulfate, barium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, strontium and calcium.

Redding said the main element of concern is the heavy metal strontium, which can be toxic to humans, especially in growing children. The metal takes a long time to pass through an animal’s system because it is preferentially deposited in bone and released in the body at varying rates, dependent on age, growth status and other factors. Live animal testing was not possible because tissue sampling is required.

The secretary also added that the quarantine will follow the recommended guidelines from the Food Animal Residue Avoidance and Depletion Program, as follows:
• Adult animals: hold from food chain for 6 months.
• Calves exposed in utero: hold from food chain for 8 months.
• Growing calves: hold from food chain for 2 years.

In response to the leak, the Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of violation to East Resources Inc. and required further sampling and site remediation. DEP is evaluating the final cleanup report and is continuing its investigation of operations at the drilling site, as well as the circumstances surrounding the leaking holding pond.

CCMH to Host Lifetimes Retreat

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and Potter County Hospice will host a retreat for children 6-14 who are grieving due to death, divorce or other loss.

Lifetimes Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 21 at the Patterson Cancer Care Center. There is no charge for the event and lunch is included.

For more information, or to register, call 814/274-0384.

Tonya Coursey Shares This Perfect Rainbow
Tonya Coursey shares this photo of a perfect rainbow taken
from the deck of her home in Ulysses last Monday.

The Roulette Township Supervisors office will be closed on Monday

The Roulette Township Supervisors office will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2010 for observance of Independence Day.

Customers may use the secure payment slot to the left of the front door for payments during this time.

We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

Jonathan E. Huff
Secretary / Treasurer
Water / Waste Water System Operator
Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator

Potter County Commissioners Approve Stormwater Plan Today

Commissioners Approve Stormwater Management Plan

stormwatterquartetOn July 1, the Potter County Commissioners approved the Stormwater Management Plan proposed by the Potter County Planning Commission. The document has been developed over the past two-plus years by the Planning Commission, an engineer, and a team of township and borough leaders.

DEP has 90 days to accept the county’s plan, after which time it will be sent to all Potter County townships and boroughs for adoption within 60 days.

Pa. Act 167 requires each county to develop standards to prevent flooding, soil erosion, road damage and related problems from improperly directed stormwater.

Townships and boroughs must administer the ordinance locally.

Copies of the Potter County Stormwater Management Plan are available by contacting the Planning Office at 274-8254. The plan can also be accessed on the internet by clicking here.

Update for Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project for Week of July 5

Update for Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project for Week of July 5

Clearfield – PennDOT issues the following travel update for the Route 219/Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. This update is for the week of July 5. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $28 million job.

• No work will be performed Monday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

• Work on the Route 219 southbound ON-ramp at Elm Street continues. Traffic is using the existing shoulder. Contractor crew will be working close to the roadway, placing concrete 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.

• Contractor will continue to truck materials for sub-base and paving operations and will be pulling into the closed “dead lane” from the northbound “live lane”. Traffic may be slow moving on Route 219 as this work takes place.
• Northbound ramps at Foster Brook Interchange are closed. 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.

• Work will continue on Bolivar Drive/State Route 346, with flaggers present from 7am to 7pm. Drivers should expect alternating traffic pattern and travel-time delays.

• The contractor continues to fine grade, place sub-base, pave, 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.

State Parks Offer Variety Of Activities This Holiday Weekend

Check out state parks for summer activities
By Sandra Rhodes
Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau

BRADFORD, Pa. – There’s no better way to spend Independence Day weekend than to take in the sights and sounds at a state park.

The Kinzua Bridge State Park, located in McKean County, Pennsylvania, and Allegany State Park, in Salamanca, New York, both offer a multitude of activities beginning on Friday, July 2.

Step back into history at the Kinzua Bridge State Park for a History of the Bridge Talk and Walk which take place from 1 to 3 p.m. The Kinzua Bridge State Park is located on Route 3011.

The Kinzua Bridge State Park is the home of the former Kinzua Viaduct, which was once billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”

The Kinzua Viaduct was built to span the Kinzua Gorge as a railroad viaduct in 1882. The viaduct was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003, but will be reborn in 2010 and will open as the Kinzua Sky Walk in the fall.

Railroad enthusiasts need to come on board to a couple of programs at the park.

On Friday, July 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a talk about the Kinzua Viaduct, why it was built, who was involved in the building and what it is made of.

Then, on Monday, July 5, from noon to 1 p.m., there will be a discussion of the different types of trains that have crossed the viaduct. There will also be a sing-a-long to different train songs.

Just over the state line at Allegany State Park in Salamanca, N.Y., there will be an unbelievable Fourth of July celebration at Quaker Beach on Saturday, July 3. Starting at 4 p.m., there will be a chicken barbecue. Music by the group CRUISIN will start at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will start at dusk following the concert.

Allegany State Park has two main areas – Red House and Quaker – and is the largest state park in New York. It has beaches, picnic areas and hiking trails.

The Red House portion of the park has 132 camp sites, including 68 sites with electric, as well as 144 cabins, 138 of which have electric.

The Quaker area has 189 camp sites – 95 sites with electric – and 220 cabins – 151 with electric.

Call 1-800-456-2267 for reservations in the Allegany State Park.

For more information on what is happening in the area, call the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau at 800-473-9370 or e-mail

For a calendar of events and downloadable Travel Guide and Map go to

Cat Food Recalled Due To Salmonella

Feline's Pride Issues Nationwide Recall of its Natural Chicken Formula Cat Food Due to Salmonella Contamination
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:16:00 -0500

Feline’s Pride is announcing a voluntary recall of Feline’s Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural Chicken Formula, Net Wt. 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg., 40 oz.) produced on 6/10/10, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. People handling raw pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the raw pet food or any surfaces exposed to the product.

7-1/2/3/4/5-10 Giant Yard Sale--Austin Firehall



Thursday, July 1 – Open 9 am to 9 pm

Friday, July 2 – Open 9 am to 4 pm

Saturday, July 3 – Open 9 am to 4 pm

“Reopening Saturday Night after Fireworks”

Sunday, July 4 – Open 9 am to 4 pm

Monday, July 5 – Open 9 am to 4 pm

Something for Everyone !!

Proceeds Benefit

Austin Fire & Ambulance

Area Rite Aid Pharmacy Victim Of Strong Arm Robbery Today

Rite Aid Robbed Of Painkillers Today

At 2:16 pm, an All Points Bulletin (APB) was put out for a suspect who robbed a Rite Aid Pharmacy on Bolivar Road in Wellsville, NY.

The white male is described as 6 ft, and 190 pounds, wearing a ball cap, and black running pants, fleeing in a green Ford Explorer.
More at BradfordPA.Info

Suspect Reported In Custody

Fire Dept. Dispatched For Automatic Alarm In Coudersport

Second Call Reports Accidental Activation
At 2:31 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to Mosch's Tavern for an automatic fire alarm.

Rabies Clinic Scheduled For Saturday, July 10, 2010 At Austin Firehall

There will be a Rabies Clinic held on Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at the Austin Fire Hall, Austin, PA.

The clinic will run from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

All dogs, cats and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time an animal is vaccinated, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. All animals must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal.

The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Ronnie Schenkein of the Coudersport Animal Health Center.

Lost Meter Reading Tool Has Been Found In Roulette

Water Meter Reading Gun Recovered
Roulette Township reports today that the meter reading tool that was lost has been recovered and a reward has been paid to the person who found it as promised.

Sinnemahoning State Park Staff Says Thanks

Sinnemahoning State Park staff would like to express sincere thanks to everyone who helped with the first annual Women in the Wilds! Weekend at the park.

The programs were all well-received by the participants, and the event received good reviews overall from all who attended. Special events like this one would not be possible without input and assistance from local community members and businesses.

Thanks for all your help.

Tuna Recalled

Tri-Union Seafoods Issues Precautionary, Voluntary Recall of Limited 12-Ounce Solid White Tuna in Water
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 10:27:00 -0500

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is issuing a precautionary, voluntary recall of a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 12-ounce solid white tuna in water. Due to a production error, the product does not meet the company's standards for seal tightness, and the company is conducting the precautionary, voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution to ensure public health, said Shue Wing Chan, president, Tri-Union Seafoods.

Cameron County SPCA Comments On Cat Problems

Cameron Co. cat problem expected to increase with shelter
by Alex Davis, Courier-Express correspondent

EMPORIUM - More cats will roam free in Cameron County now that Animal Friends of Elk and Cameron Counties has shut down.

Cameron County SPCA President George Sowers said it took between 20 to 30 felines a year to Animal Friends in St. Marys because Cameron County does not have a shelter. More...

Dr. Anthony Ingraffea On Marcellus Shale Developmment

Penn State Admits Gas Study Flaws

Penn State Admits Gas Study Flaws

By Jon Bogle

In a response sent by Penn State Dean William Easterling to the Responsible Drilling Alliance (RDA), a non-profit organization based in Williamsport, PA, the University admits that the original version of a natural gas industry study was flawed. In the Penn State letter, Dean Easterling states that in that initial version, “we found flaws in the way the report was written and presented to the public.” Easterling replies that the first report did not identify the sponsor of the research and he suggests, “…the authors may well have crossed the line between policy analysis and policy advocacy.”

Earlier this month, in a letter initiating correspondence between the two parties, RDA called on the university to disavow publicly papers conducted by Penn State researchers and funded by the Marcellus Shale Committee, a coalition of gas industry representatives. RDA claims that the papers use the university’s reputation to portray the coalition’s greatly exaggerated claims of economic impact as legitimate research. In a continuation of this correspondence, RDA has released a follow-up letter to Penn State emphasizing the extent to which the industry group has touted the publication as “the Penn State report,” and used its widely contested findings to influence public opinion and political debate in favor of gas drilling in Pennsylvania. Once again, RDA asks the university to repudiate the methods the industry report represents and publicly disavow its findings.

Note: The initial correspondence prompted an Associated Press article, "PSU Drilling Study Questioned Over Industry Tie" Associated Press, Genaro C. Armas, June 14th, 2010. Since then, the words "Penn State Report" have suddenly disappeared from industry internet sites but the various versions of the reports are still offered carrying the Penn State shield logo on their cover.

Galeton Area Weekend Activities

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum will host its annual Bark Peelers Convention, between Galeton and Coudersport along Route 6 Saturday and Sunday. A fee will be charged. Activites will include greased pole, frog jumping, tobacco spitting, birling, fiddling, music, dancing and all kinds of food as well as celebrating the area's lumbering heritage. For more information, call 814-435-2652.

The Galeton Fire Department will hold its Red Suspender Weekend. A 5K run and a parade will be at 11 a.m. and fireworks at dusk. For more information, contact Andy Macensky 814-435-8101.

Robert C. Rodgers, 57, of Rixford, PA

RIXFORD, PA - Robert C. Rodgers, 57, of Rixford died Sunday (June 27, 2010) at home following a long illness.

Born Nov. 11, 1952, in Olean, NY, he was a son of Robert C. and Ruth Nick Rodgers. On Sept. 30, 1994, in Bradford, he married Christina M. Emery, who survives.

Mr. Rogers was a 1970 graduate of Bradford High School and received a Bachelors of Arts in human relations in 1984 from Edinboro University and a Master of Business Administration from the American Intercontinental University.

He had resided in Bradford before moving to Rixford in 1992.

Mr. Rodgers was employed for 10 years at Dresser Manufacturing in Bradford, was a supervisor for Kodak Corp. and Purex Corp., both in Dallas. was a nursing assistant at Bradford Manor for several years, worked in sales and customer service at Georgia-Pacific in Bradford and prior to his illness was a senior business analyst for Adelphia Business Solutions, which later became Level 3 Communications.

He was a former member of St. Raphael's Church in Eldred where he was a CCD teacher, a current member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bradford, past member of couple's and men's bowling leagues in Bradford, coached Little Nippers baseball in Duke Center and girl's softball in Derrick City and was a member of the Otto Township Fire Department, where he was a past president and an emergency medical technician.

Mr. Roger loved hunting, spending time outside and working on his house. He also loved spending time with his children.

Surviving besides his wife are his father of Bradford; three sons, Robert C. (Beth) Rodgers III of Allegany, NY, Tate Samuel Rodgers and Nathaniel Cody Rodgers, both at home; a daughter Keri (Jeff) Roundsville of State College; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Thomas Rodgers, Daniel Rodgers and Michael Rodgers, all of Bradford, David (Karen) Rodgers of Scranton and Mark (Carol) Rodgers of Jackson, MS; five sisters, Linda Kemick, Teresa (Bob) Costello and Kathy (Leshia Moonan) Rodgers, all of Bradford, Elizabeth (Rick) Woodward of Mesa, AZ, and Jeannie (Ken) Park of Fort Mill, SC; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth, in 1989.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where a Christian wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday (July 1, 2010) at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Sartwell, with Father Samuel Slocum as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sartwell.

The family requests memorials be made to the Otto Township Fire Department or Ambulance Fund.