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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Jim Is Back!

I am back. Will try to start catching up tomorrow. Thank you all for your emails & phone calls, prayers and kind thoughts, and to my wife Cynthia for holding the fort.

About noon on Friday, I was working at my computer, when my left arm went numb. I thought maybe I had positioned it wrong, but I moved it around and it didn't return to normal in a short time.

Cynthia drove me out to Charles Cole Hospital emergency room and they went to work to try to determine the cause. Initial readings showed some cardiac abnormalities.

They did a complete workup on me with x-rays, cat scan of my head (empty), and tested about half of my blood supply. The ER Doc decided to keep me overnight for follow up testing. The tests were ok except for a couple of abnormalities and Dr. Miller said I may have had that for some time and didn't think it was serious and let me come home on Saturday evening.

Everyone at Charles Cole was fantastic and went about their jobs competently and in a friendly manner. I didn't get much sleep last night, because they kept waking me up and sticking needles in me. I think they let me come home so I could bring them tomorrow's news. I'll try to get caught up tomorrow.

Thanks to one and all.


Moving The Habitat House to Galeton

Moving The Habitat House to Galeton

As of this e-mail, we do not have anyone lined up to move the house from the Port Allegany Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech to the lot in Galeton. If you know of anyone who has the equipment and would be willing to move it for us, please send me an e-mail with their name, address, phone number and e-mail address if they have one or have them get in touch with me at (814) 558-3282 (cell) or by e-mail.

Thank you so much -
Jim and Charlotte Blain
Volunteer Coordinators

* Severe Thunderstorm in Allegany County in western New York east central Cattaraugus County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

This storm was viewed from Roulette, PA about 40 miles away on Saturday night.

To Our Loyal Readers

This is Cynthia Jim's wife my wonderful husband is in the hospital and I am going to do my best to keep up with everything in his absence. He does a wonderful job and loves this site. He started this site so that we could be kept informed of local happenings. Keep him in your prayers and I ask for your patience as I have to visit with him too. Thank you all for your support over these years and know that Solomon's Words will continue till Jim returns home.


Marianna's Ride For The Dog Sunday July 18th

Friday, July 16, 2010

Oldies Night At Mosch's Tavern July 24th

Area Veterans Welcome New Potter County Clinic

Successful Debut For County’s New Veterans Health Clinic

lennykalk2Potter County’s new Veterans Medical Center opened its doors for what proved to be a busy debut on Thursday. “The response was outstanding,” said Leonard Kalkbrenner Jr. (shown), the county’s director of veterans affairs. “You could see just from the results of the first day that we’ve been able to bring more Potter County veterans into the system. This is a very positive development.”

The clinic will be in operation every Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center is operating the primary care office and outreach center at the Mapleview property, 24 Buffalo Street, off Rt. 872 in Coudersport. The center will be 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. Toll-free contact number is 1-877-845-3247. The number at the local center is 814-260-9342.

vetssealPlans for the clinic have been in the works for several years. “We look forward to supplementing the health care services provided for Potter County veterans,” Bath VA 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.” Doug Morley, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, said, “This has been an ongoing effort for years and is the result of a great deal of cooperation and teamwork.”

Potter County Magisterial District Court 55-3-01 Will Be Closed

District Court 55-3-01 Closed July 18 thru July 24, 2010
The office of District Judge Annette Easton, Magisterial District Court 55-3-01 will be closed for the entire week of July 18 thru July 24, 2010 while the office attends mandatory training.

PennDOT Travel Advisory For Route 6

Route 6 traffic at Luthers Mills in Bradford County to be temporarily returned to original bridge; repairs needed on temporary bridge

As a safety precaution, the contractor scheduled to rehabilitate the Route 6 Bridge over Sugar Creek just west of Luthers Mills in Bradford County will return traffic temporarily to the original truss bridge.

Repairs are required on the temporary crossing that was placed into service yesterday.

Once the repairs are completed, traffic will again be moved onto the temporary bridge.


Feline's Pride Expands Nationwide Recall of its Natural Chicken Formula Cat Food Due to Salmonella Contamination
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:37:00 -0500

Feline’s Pride is expanding its July 1, 2010 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 to include the product produced on 6/21/10, 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.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jennie L. Jordan, 94, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium formerly of Clear Creek Rd., Emporium

Jennie L. Jordan, 94, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium formerly of Clear Creek Rd., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Wednesday (July 14, 2010) evening.

She was born March 9, 1916 in Dahoga, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Fred and Anna Carlson Lundberg.

She married the late Lawrence T. Jordan.

Mrs. Jordan enjoyed going to yard sales, camping, picnics and spending time with her grandchildren.

Son: James R. Jordan and his wife Mary, Tappahannock, VA
Son-in-law: Jerry Frey, Emporium
9 Grandchildren Terri Summerson, Jeff Hunt, Shawn Hunt, Robert Jordan, Kellijo Jordan-Little Randy Frey, Rick Frey, Michelle Frey-Barton Tammy Frey-Marchini
18 Great Grandchildren
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Fred and Anna Carlson Lundberg
Husband: Lawrence T. Jordan
Daughter: Marian Hunt
Daughter: Carol Frey
Granddaughter: Dalsey Dorraine Jordan
1 Sister: Agnes Wesen
2 Brothers: Walter and Melvin Lundberg

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 4:00 PM with Pastor Scott C. Lord, officiating.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8 PM.

Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Red Team Tandem Bicycles Through The Alleghenies

First Annual Alumni Football Game on Saturday, July 17, 2010

Please help spread the word on Solomon's about the

First Annual Alumni Football Game on Saturday, July 17.
Port Allegany Gator Alumni vs. Portville Panther Alumni at the Port Allegany Football field.

Come see players from 21 to 45 years old play live contact football with full pads. Food and Beverages available at the concession stands and Tshirts on sale.

All proceeds from the game will go to the Port Allegany Local Football and the S.W. Smith Library Funds.

Hundreds Of Gas Wells In Potter & McKean Counties

Gas Drilling Impact Will Be Felt On Region’s State Forest Land

July 15th, 2010

gasspeakersHunters, snowmobilers, hikers and others will feel the effects of increased natural gas drilling on state forest land. Some of the likely impacts of Marcellus Shale gas production were spelled out for about 90 people attending this month’s meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force. Senior geologist Nathan Bennett (left) and District Forester Chris Nicholas from the Pa. Bureau of Forestry were featured speakers.

In instances where the state owns the subsurface rights, drillers are required to avoid areas of special concern, based on wildlife habitat, natural resources and other factors. Those limitations are spelled out in lease agreements. That’s not the case, however, with about half of the 260,000 acres of state forest land in Potter County. Oil, gas and mineral rights for those tracts are privately owned and drillers are legally entitled to set up on the surface to access those resources.

With more drilling, forest users can expect to encounter traffic, road closures, trail relocations, forest fragmentation and noise. DCNR anticipates that hundreds of gas wells are coming on state forest land over the next decade, a large percentage of them in Potter and McKean counties.

More information on Marcellus Shale/natural gas issues is available on the Potter County website at

Notice Of Upcoming Public Auction July 24, 2010

Auctioneer M & W Auctions 814-274-7479
Auction Date Jul 24 Auction
Rt.155 ,4 Miles North Of Emporium
Emporium,, Pa
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Mechanics Tools ,WheelTrowic Hydraulic Lifts,2005 Harley Davidson Fat Boy Motorcycle,John Deer Mower W/ Bucket & Blade.

"Public Auction" ,

Due to health issues,we will be liquidating the nearly new contents of B&B Auto Repair, 89 Ensign Hollow Emporium PA. (4 miles north of Emporium off Rt. 155)

Quality mechanic's tools, Machinery Equipment for a Automobile Full Service Garage,also including the owners personal 2005 Harley-Davidson 15th Anniversary Fat Boy Motorcycle ,1 of 3000 made with only 4,500.00 miles. Quantity of Owners personal Guns, John Deere Tractor Model 2210 with Lawn mower, bucket and back blade.Sold S.T.A. This is a quality sale with an assortment of almost everything you would need to work on your automobile. Almost all of these Items are less than two years and American made.

Determinator Scan System ( Complete) less than 2 years old),

Costs 6,000 dollars NEW!

Two WheelTrowic Hydraulic Lifts 10,000 Pounds Capacity, looks brand New!to be removed at the buyers expense.

Large Twenty Nine Drawer Matco tool Chest in Excellent Condition,"must See". Costs new 6,042.00 Dollars.

Twist Bit Set, Block Tester. Vacuum Pressure Tester, O.T.C. Electrical Tester, Cooling System Pressure Tester, Vacuum Venting Cooling System Tester, Pro Vision 300 Bore Scope, 3 way Exhaust Back Pressure Kit, Pulley Remover and installation Kit, Steering Wheel Puller, O.T.C. Noid Light,Ford Hub Assembly installer , 12 Ton Hydraulic Jack press, LCA2 Headlight , Wagner Lighting Products,Large Oil Drain Pan, Oil Plug Set,Air Mate # 175 PS1 5 Hp. , Stanley Deep well socket set ,approximately 50 Plus Chilton Manuals ,Roll around mechanic seat, Floor Jacks , Bench Grinder, Drill Press, Vise ,Grease Guns, Drill Bit Chest, Hobart Howdler 135 Mig Welder , Two Ton Floor Jack, one Ton Quick Jack Floor Jack, Chop Saws, Floor Model Battery Charger, Amco Wiper blade rack, Assorted wiper blades, 2.5 H.P. Shop Vac,Brawich Strut Spring Compressor,1 1/2 Ton Central Hydraulic Engine Puller, Engine Caddy,Tire Changing Machine, Electronic Wheel Balance ,Leak Detector Set. Timing Light , Hook and Pick Set, " STORM" Indicator Set ,Tire Valve Set , C.B.N. Clamp Meter, Quality Air Guns, Grinders, Sockets and Drivers, Vice Grips,Fluke Automotive Meter, Pry Bars , Serpentine Belt Set, Brake Drum Set,Disc. Brake Caliper tool Set, 4 Wheel Drive Ball Service set,Large pair of Channel Locks, Tie Rod Removal Set, Pliers, Wrenches , Chisels, O Ring Kit. MAC Tool Hubcap And Wheel Lock Removal Kit, Stud puller Set, Bolt Extractor Set, Micrometer Torque Wrench, Tap and Die Set, Large Socket Set, spray Gun, Slide hammer For use on Ford F250-F350.Air Shears,Power Chisel, Drill Bits.And Many More Tools to numerous to mention.

Complete double Bed, like new Box Spring and mattress ,Also large Dolls.

Custom Made 6 m.m. Mag (cost $4,300.00 New), 20 GA Mossburg Pump, Remington Model 700 270 Cal
Marlin 17 Cal Rim Fire, Savage Model 755 12 GA Semi Auto
M & W Auction Company
Peggy & Bill Morgart
Coudersport, PA


Carl Vining Auctioneer AU3475L

Usual 10% B.P. All items Sold “As Is, Where Is”

Fundraiser Chicken BBQ Saturday, July 24, 2010

Coudersport Youth Football League
Fundraiser Chicken BBQ Saturday, July 24th
will be held at Stanley Goodwins Lot at the corner of Route 6 and S. West Street
Next to Sheetz. Starting times at 1pm until sold out.
Menu is as follows:
Sons of the Legion's BBQ Chicken
Baked Beans
Mac Salad
Potato Salad
Come Join the fun to show your support for the kids!!

CVAA will be sponsoring an EMT Basic Class August-October 2010

CVAA will be sponsoring an EMT Basic Class August-October 2010
CVAA is sponsoring an EMT-Basic class through Bucks Community College with the classes to be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays at the Coudersport Ambulance Hall. Classes are scheduled from 6:00-10:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Saturday classes to run from 8:00-4:00pm.
The cost of the course is $150 which includes required book and class materials.
A preregistration will be held on Thursday July 29, 2010 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. A minimum of fifteen students must be obtained for the course to be held. The first official class night and formal registration will occur on Thursday August 5, 2010.
For more information, please contact Coudersport Ambulance at 274-7411. If you cannot attend the preregistration, you may stop by the ambulance hall during business hours Monday July 26 through Thursday July 29 to preregister.

Parent & Child Swim Lessons At Coudy Pool

The Coudersport Borough Swimming Pool is offering swim lessons for parent and child, which will allow the parent to be in the small pool with their infant or young child and they will be instructed on the basics of swimming.

This class will begin Monday July 26, 2010 and continue until Friday July 30th the classes are ½ hour long from 6:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. each day.

The cost for both parent and child is $35.00 borough resident and $40.00 non borough residents. If you are interested you may talk to the lifeguards or call the pool at 274-7041.

Early Worship Service Added At Coudersport Alliance Church

Rubbish Fire Endangering Propane Tank In Lewis Run

Rubbish Fire-Propane Exposure
At 3:56 pm on Thursday, Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 17 Willow Lane in Lewis Run for a rubbish fire located close to a 500 pound propane tank. Bradford Twp. station 15 was called out to assist station 6 at 4:36 pm.

Police Charge Motorcyclist Who Wrecked With Violations

Operator Did Not Have Motorcycle License
A Tioga, PA, man who was injured last Sunday evening at about 6:00 pm when he crashed his 2004 Yamaha CBR motorcycle on Route 6 in front of the SMC Powder Metallurgy plant in Pike Township, Potter County, has been charged by troopers.

Benjamin Shutter, 25, of 6 North Main Street, Tioga, PA, was traveling westbound on Route 6 when he failed to maintain control of his motorcycle while negotiating a curve in the highway.

Troopers said Shutter was charged with CLASSES OF LICENSES and DRIVING AT SAFE SPEED. Shutter did not have a Class M motorcycle license.

Potter County Commissioners Met Today



July 15, 2010






MINUTES – 7/1/10


· CONSERVATION DISTRICT DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS – The commissioners have received the following nominations for Conservation District Directors for the term January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011:

o Jerry Barnett for Farmer Director

o Earl Brown for Public Director

· REAPPOINTMENT – Commissioner Doug Morley as Commissioner Director to the Conservation District Board of Directors

· APPOINTMENT – PCHS Drug and Alcohol Administrator Colleen Wilbur recommends DA Andy Watson to be appointed to the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Board effective July 15, 2010 through July 14, 2013.

· RECORDS IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE – The committee recommends for approval the purchase of 2 new filing cabinets at a cost of $1,798.00 as requested by Elections and Voter Registration Director Sandy Lewis.

Full Report Of Today's Agenda 7-15

Approved Minutes of July 1 Meeting

July 1, 2010 Agenda
Approved Minutes June 17 Meeting
July 1, 2010 Salary Board Meeting Agenda
Minutes of May 20 Salary Board Meeting

Susan D. Morgan, 63, a lifetime Bradford resident

Susan D. Morgan, 63, a lifetime Bradford resident, passed away, Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at the Bradford Manor.

Born May 5, 1947, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Bernice (Beuchamp) Morgan.

Ms. Morgan was a 1966 graduate of Bradford High School, and attended Johnstown Vocational Rehabilitation School.

She had worked as a nurses aide at the Hannum Memorial Rest Home, Ecumenical Home and also worked at Futures Rehabilitation Center. She attended the First Baptist Church.

Surviving is a sister, Sonya VanGorder of Bradford, one brother, Bruce Morgan of Cyclone, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Keith F. Morgan

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, July 17, 2010, from 10:00 to 11:00am in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am with Rev. Leon Canfield, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Troopers Identify Assailant In Roulette Assault

Roulette Man Charged In Assault

Troopers say they have identified the man who assaulted a Roulette man and subjected a Coudersport woman to unwanted physical contact in the parking lot of the Friendly Inn in Roulette early Saturday morning .

Police say Timothy R. Johnson, 28, of Roulette, PA, struck Adam J. Worrell, 38, of Roulette, PA, several times in the face and kicked him as he was on the ground, causing bodily injury.

Johnson is also accused of subjecting Danyel M. Gibson, 24, of Coudersport, PA, to unwanted physical contact during the assault at 1:30 am last Saturday morning.

Johnson was charged in District Court 55-4-01 with one count of SIMPLE ASSAULT and one count of HARASSMENT in relation to the incident.

No One Injured In Tuesday Crash On Brookland Road

Juvenile Lost Control
There were no injuries in a one vehicle crash on Brookland Road Tuesday at 3:00 pm.

The crash occurred as a 17 year old juvenile was driving a 2006 Ford Fusion SE south on Brookland Road in Sweden Township. The juvenile operator failed to maintain control of the car as the passenger side tires traveled off the west side of Brookland Road into a ditch. While traveling in the ditch, the car struck and broke a mailbox post, coming to rest in the ditch.

The driver and two passengers, a 16 year old juvenile, and Scott Easton, 24, were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Kightlingers Auto of Coudersport. The investigation remains open.

Burglars Steal Rings From Homer Township Home

Rings Stolen From Residence
State Police are investigating a burglary at a residence at 739 Big Moore's Run Road in Homer Township.

The burglary occurred between 7-3-10 and 7-9-10 at the residence of Julie Bartholomew-Iaquinto.

Unknown actor(s) entered the residence and took possession of two rings, and fled the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Kocher is the investigator.

Spanish Flamenco Classes With Sarah K. Marshall

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Announces Family Fishing Program

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Announces Family Fishing Program
Bellefonte, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is sponsoring a free educational Family Fishing Program for families on Saturday, July 24 at John J. Collins Memorial Park (Benner Town Lake), Potter County. The program will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Participants are to meet at the pavilion at the Point. The program is open to families with children ages 8 – 15 years old. A parent or guardian must accompany children to this wonderful event. We’ll even provide the fishing equipment!

The program will include a welcome and introduction, and presentations regarding SMART fishing, regulations, licenses, where to go, equipment, knots, rigging and baiting, casting skills, and a family fishing session. More information on Family Fishing Programs can be found at

Reservations are required for this event. Please contact the Regional Education Specialist at 814-359-5127 to register by Wednesday, July 21. Please call between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is limited to 50 people, so be sure to register as soon as possible! No fishing license is needed for this event.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at

24th Annual Progress Through Communications Picnic Thursday, July 15th

24th Annual Progress Through Communications Picnic to be held on Thursday July 15, 2010 at 7 pm. It is going to be at the Carl Erway Farm west of Ulysses on Route 49. Ticket price for the meal is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 5 to 12.
All are welcome to attend.

Free ‘Webinar’ Today On Local Controls Of Natural Gas Drilling

Free ‘Webinar’ Today On Local Controls Of Natural Gas Drilling

fracmtjewett2010sevenA free “webinar” is scheduled for today (Thursday, July 15) at 1 pm on a topic of interest to many Potter County residents — especially township officials. It’s entitled “Natural Gas Development Land Use Controls” and can be seen by anyone with internet access. See signup details below. Kurt Hausammann Jr., planning director for Lycoming County, will be the presenter. After the program, participants will be able to ask questions.

Sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension, the webinar will provide an overview of land-use planning strategies as shale gas exploration intensifies in Pennsylvania.

Local governments may not enact specific ordinances targeting gas-drilling operations. However, there still may be some avenues to assert influence, and Hausammann identifies local zoning regulations as the best tools for the job. “If you don’t have zoning, there’s nothing you can do.”

With gas drillers now seeking an average at least three permits per week and even more activity forecasted, Lycoming County is working with more than a dozen municipalities to adopt a zoning ordinance that regulates gas well locations based on issues of health, safety and public welfare. The primary limit on drilling is based on population density. The ordinance also contains noise regulations and voluntary “best management practices” involving setbacks, pipeline routes and other aspects.

Information about how to register for the webinar is available at or by calling Joann Kowalski at 570-278-1158.


Diamond Usa Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In "Dry Apricot Rolled"

Fresh Express Announces Recall of Expired Romaine Lettuce Products with Use-By Dates of July 8 to 12 and "S" in the Product Code Due to Possible Health Risk

Human Services Advisory Board Meeting Tonight

Human Services Advisory Board Meeting Open To Public

humanservicesEach month, a group of volunteers meets in Roulette to discuss how programs being operated by Potter County can better serve the needs of the mentally ill, elderly, addicted, mentally retarded, abused, and others. Recommendations that are made by this group, the Human Services Advisory Board, play an important part in the operation of that agency.

The Potter County Commissioners appoint the members, who serve as volunteers. Meetings are open to the public, including prospective members.

Next session is scheduled for Thursday, July 15, at Potter County Human Services in Roulette, starting with a dinner at 6 pm. For more information, contact Rhonda White or Jim Kockler at 544-7315.

Gustin's Is Now Offering Motorcycle Inspections As Well As For Cars & Trucks

Firefighter Dies In Crash Responding To Scene WNEP Video


Route 15 Reopened After Double Fatal Accidents

Responder killed on way to scene of fatal collision


TROUT RUN - Area emergency responders are mourning the loss of one of their own today.

Trout Run Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter Richard L. Springman, 20, of Cogan Station, was on his way to a fatal two-vehicle collision on Route 15 Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed.

He was nearing the first crash scene at Powys Curve in Lewis Township when his wreck occurred, state police said. More...

The initial crash, about three miles south of here, involved a Nissan Altima that was driven by Shannon Lynn McKenzie, 25, of Williamsport, who lost control of the car as she was traveling north on the four-lane highway, police said.

The car went across the grassy median and slammed into a southbound Sunbury Motor Co. Ford van, killing the woman instantly, police said.

The driver of the van, John Walter Beaver, 52, of Milton, was taken by ambulance to Williamsport Regional Medical Center for moderate injuries and still was being treated Wednesday night, police said.

The northbound lanes of Route 15 reopened just after 6 p.m., and the southbound lanes were opened about an hour later.

You Won't Want To Miss The Entertainment At Cafe Olga This Weekend

The Slant's Farewell Concert at Cafe Olga
this Saturday, 7/17 @ 7:30 PM

Upcoming Events
Blair Heimel - 7/16
Summer Art & Knitting Workshops
Happy Hour - TUES-FRI 5 PM to 7 PM
The Roost - MON-SAT
Weddings with Art by Olga
Open Mic -Every Tuesday

Since we've started to present live music at the cafe, we've wanted to have the Slant perform. Well guess what? This Saturday they are doing so. Nevertheless, this concert comes with mixed's their 'farewell concert.' Anyway, we know it will be an unforgettable show as The Slant shows always are.

Furthermore, they're all fine young men and musicians, who have bright futures ahead of them in whatever courses their lives take them. We're extremely pleased they decided to have their last concert in Coudersport and at Cafe Olga, so the hometown fans can be part of it. We wish Mark, Zach, Brad, Andre, & Adam the best in all of their future endeavors.

Coudersport's own rising acoustic guitar player & singer, Blair Heimel will perform at the Cafe on Friday starting at 7 PM. Once again, Blair closed out our Tuesday Open Mic and we're looking forward to winding into the weekend with Blair.

We're offering a lot of new Art & Knitting workshops. More information on these workshops can be found in this newsletter.

Hope to see you soon.

Olga & John

P.S. We have pre-sale tickets for The Slant's Farewell Concert available for $9 until Friday, July 16. You can come in & buy your tickets early and save a few bucks.
Buy your tickets early! Tickets for The Slant's Farewell Show are available now until they sell out for $9 at Cafe Olga. If you haven't had the pleasure of hearing The Slant before learn more about them at The Slant's website. You don't want to miss this historic concert.

The Slant Farewell  Concert Poster
Live Music-Friday Nights

Blair Heimel

Blair Heimel performing at Cafe Olga.
Blair Heimel

Want to do something different this Friday? Join us for dinner, drinks, and Blair Heimel on the acoustic guitar.

Cafe Olga
4 East 2nd Street
Coudersport, Pennsylvania 16915
Friday, July 16 @ 7 PM
No Cover But Gratuities For Blair's College Fund Graciously Accepted

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

9 mm Pistol Missing From Pike Township, Potter County

Handgun Stolen
PA State Police are investigating the disappearance of a handgun registered to a Ulysses man.

Bradley D. Carlin of 390 Hardscrabble Road, Ulysses, Pa. reported to police on July 12 at 5:20 pm, that he was unable to locate a Kel-Tec 9mm pistol (Parkerized finish) registered in his name.

The handgun, valued at $250.00 went missing from a location about 1 mile west of Loucks Mills Road, on Hardscrabble Road in Pike Township, between July 3 and July 11, 2010. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone having information on this investigation is asked to contact Coudersport PSP at 814-274-8690. Tfc. David A. Burd-Patrol Section is the investigator.

Turbine-free future? - Hornell, NY - Hornell Evening Tribune

Turbine-free future? - Hornell, NY - Hornell Evening Tribune

Town of Hartsville wind project is shelved. Company will not pursue the project.

Volunteer Firefighter Killed In Crash En Route To Fatal Accident On Route 15

Two Killed In Separate Crashes On Rt. 15
A volunteer firefighter is among two people killed in two separate crashes on Route 15 in Lycoming County.

State police say the crashes happened within a half mile of each other in the area of Powys Curve, about two miles south of Trout Run.

Troopers tell Newswatch 16 that the first crash happened shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday. They say a car headed north on Route 15 crossed the center line and hit a van coming south. The driver of the car died. The driver of the van was taken to the hospital.

The second wreck involved a volunteer firefighter headed to the scene of that crash. Troopers say he was thrown out of his pickup truck and killed. An officer with the Trout Run Volunteer Fire Company confirms that the man who died was a member of the company.

According to PennDOT, Route 15 south in Lycoming County was expected to reopen around 10 p.m.

Schnauzer Missing In Harrison Valley

Missing in Harrison Valley
4 year old gray neutered male mini schnauzer

His name is Barney. His Potter county tag # S445 and rabies tag 791.

Please call (814)334-5611 if you have any information thank you

Wilbur R. Kresge, 83 of 31 Hawthorne Road, Bradford, PA

Wilbur R. Kresge, 83 of 31 Hawthorne Road, Bradford, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at his residence.

He was born on August 7, 1926 in Forty Fort, PA, a son of the late Wilbur L. and Jane Smith Kresge.

On June 3, 1953 in Franklin, PA he married Jolene A. Burgert who survives.

Besides his wife of fifty seven years, he is also survived by two sons, Steven A. (Kathy) Kresge, Bradford, Randall S. (Julie) Kresge, Fairview, PA, one daughter, Kimberley S. Reagan, Rochester, NY, one brother, Glenn T. (Eileen) Kresge, Harleysville, PA, one grandson, David Reagan, Rochester, NY, three granddaughters, Rachel Kresge, Wexford, PA, Stephanie Kresge, Bradford, Laura Reagan, Rochester, NY and several nieces and nephews.

At the family’s request there will be no visitation, but a Memorial Service will be held at a later date which will be announced along with the complete obituary.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made either to the Zem Zem Hospital Transportation Fund, 2525 West 38th St., Erie, PA 16506-4556, the McKean County CARE for Children, 20 Russell Blvd., P.O. Box 616, Bradford, or the First Presbyterian Church, 54 East Corydon St., Bradford.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Structure Fire On Waldy Run Road in Shippen Township Was Arson

Arson Ruled In Structure Fire Near Emporium

At 7:22 Emporium Fire and Ambulance was dispatched to a structure fire at 1051 Waldy Run Road in Shippen Township. The fire was quickly brought under control upon arrival of Emporium firefighters.

The State Police Fire Marshal Unit and Emporium Fire Department investigated the cause of the fire at "Camp Waldo", a seasonal residence located along Waldy Run Road, about one mile east of North Creek Road, in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

The camp is owned by Daniel E. Quigley of Orwell, OH.

A news release from Fire Marshall David A. Surra revealed that unknown actor(s) forced entry into the structure. While inside the structure, the actor(s) piled combustible materials in front of the door and ignited the materials.

The damage was contained to the pile of material on the floor of the structure. Damages are estimated at $3,000.00.

The investigation remains open. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Ulysses Wind Farm Public Hearing Thursday

Public Hearing Thursday Night On Wind Turbine Plan

Potter County Today

turbinesssMore than three years after AES Corporation, announced plans to build an electricity generating plant in northern Potter County using wind turbines on high-altitude farmland, the project is headed for a public hearing on Thursday, July 15, at 6 pm.

Ulysses Township Board of Supervisors will hear input from citizens on AES’s plan to erect a network of some 55 turbines on property leased from approximately 20 landowners. The hearing will be held at the Potter County Solid Waste Authority transfer station and recycling center, off Rt. 49, just north of Gold.

Fox Hill Wind Energy Project is still months away from moving forward, as numerous regulatory agencies will be reviewing the plans. AES said its plan calls for towers extending 450 feet from the ground to the farthest tip of the blade.

The project covers 10,000 acres, with about 350 acres to be disturbed. Ulysses Township and AES have been negotiating a host agreement which will determine the amount of revenue the township receives.

Range Resouces Discloses Chemicals Used In Natural Gas Well Fracking Process

Marcellus drilling company to identify fracking chemicals


Range Resources, of Cannonsburg, was the first company to drill a Marcellus Shale gas well in Pennsylvania. Wednesday it became the first to disclose the chemicals used in the fracking process at each of its wells.

It’s a public relations move of monumental proportion.

The identification of the chemicals - added to millions of gallons of “frack water” pumped into deep wells to fracture shale and release natural gas - has become a rallying cry of many who have seen the documentary film “Gasland.”

Secretary of Environmental Protection John Hanger noted that his agency last month became the first in the country to post a comprehensive list of additives used in fracking, and said the “announcement that Range intends to go even further on this issue is welcome news, and represents a model that other operators in the Marcellus must follow without further delay.” More...

One Vehicle Crash With Injuries At Little Genesee

One Vehicle Crash with Injuries
At 5:17 pm on Wednesday, Bolivar Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Route 417 in Little Genesee at Bowler Crossing Road. One patient is self extricated with injuries.
At 5:43 pm, Richburg has been requested to send an ambulance to scene.

Susan D. Morgan 63, a lifetime resident of Bradford, PA

Susan D. Morgan 63, a lifetime resident of Bradford, passed away Wednesday July 14, 2010 at the Bradford Manor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeal Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Failed Valve Caused Gas Fire At Chesapeake Well Pad

DEP Investigates Fire at Natural Gas Well Pad

Chesapeake Notified DEP Quickly

HARRISBURG -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said his agency is looking into the cause of a July 13 fire at a natural gas well pad in Susquehanna County.

The fire occurred at a separator tank at a site operated by Chesapeake Energy in Auburn Township. The tank ignited at approximately 8 p.m. and was extinguished at around 10 p.m. by local emergency responders working with the company. The well was producing natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation through a pipeline away from the wellhead to a production unit where a valve failed, leaked natural gas and caught fire.

“Fortunately, this incident does not appear to have caused any significant environmental contamination thanks to the prompt response efforts of the local emergency responders and the company,” said Hanger, noting that no injuries or evacuations were reported as a result of the incident. “We’ll be investigating this operation closely to see what can be learned by both the department and gas well operators.”

Chesapeake notified the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency of the fire at approximately 8:30 p.m. DEP dispatched an oil and gas inspector immediately to the scene to assess the conditions. The site will remain closed until repairs can be made and DEP completes its investigation.

Chesapeake Energy has been issued 698 permits to develop natural gas in Pennsylvania, 697 of which are located within the Marcellus Shale. The company operates 187 wells in the state, 182 of which are in the Marcellus Shale.

For more information, visit and click on “Oil & Gas.”

Programs At Sinnemanoning State Park

The following programs will be offered at

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Basics of Outdoor Digital Photography
Join park naturalist Jackie Flynn for this new program and learn to really use your digital camera. The class details ways to choose the best camera for your use, and provides information on camera settings, lighting, and composition. Then, head off into the park with Jackie to try your hand at capturing the perfect nature or wildlife image. Bring along your camera, or borrow one of the park's six point-and-shoot cameras. Plan to spend some time actually taking photos in the park. This program is registration-only, and the $10.00 fee covers materials for printing several of your photos. Contact the park office at 814-647-8401 to register for this program. Please indicate at that time if you will need to borrow a camera.

8:30 PM - Season of the Bat
Join the park naturalist at the campground amphitheater for a program and video presentation on Pennsylvania’s resident bat species. Program includes information on White Nose Syndrome, a disease that threatens to decimate these important and beneficial insectivores.

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Interpretive Pontoon Boat Tours
Join the park naturalist for a relaxing and informative 45 minute tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. This program focuses on the plants and wildlife of wetlands habitats. The pontoon boat has 18 available seats. Cost is $2.00 per person, children under 5 ride free. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the park office at 814-647-8401. You may also sign up until noon at the park office or at the Eagle Watch Station near the boat launch area up until the time of departure. Rides begin at noon, 1:30p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Meet at the Boat Launch Area.

For more information on this and other programs, contact the park office at 814-647-8401
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: (888) PA-PARKS (voice), (888) 537-7294 (TTY), (717) 558-2711 (local or international TTY), (800) 654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service). With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs. For more information visit our web site at

Weekend Programs At Cherry Springs State Park

Programs at Cherry Springs State Park

Friday July 16th 7:00 – 7:30pm From Turnpike to Telescopes - The History of Cherry Springs

Did you know that Cherry Springs was an important stop for early settlers traveling the turnpike? Some still call route 44, "The Pike". Curious the hear a bit more? Take a short walk through the park and hear more park history while touring both new and historic structures. Meet near the visitors parking area on the north side of route 44.

Friday July 16th 8:00-9:00pm Intro to Telescopes

Interested in buying your first telescope? Know of someone who did and you want to avoid making the same mistakes? Find out what to look for and what to avoid. A selection of smaller, inexpensive telescopes will be on hand for you to try out. Have a telescope that's giving you fits? Bring it along for some basic advice as time allows.

While no observing program is scheduled afterwards, you are encouraged to stay a while and enjoy watching the moon through your own telescope or binoculars if you have them. It's suggested to bring a blanket and/or chairs and dress for cooler temperatures common at the park.

In the event of inclement weather, an alternate program will be offered at the park pavilion. Public programs are held at the Night Sky Viewing Area (north side of the park) opposite of the gated Astronomy Observing Field. Weather can be cool and damp, please dress accordingly. Please leave your pets at home. For further information, please call the Lyman Run State Park office at: (814) 435-5010.

Work Bee Scheduled For Lyman RunState Park


There will be a work bee at Lyman Run State Park on Saturday, July 31 from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

This work bee will be sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run group, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, and will start off with a continental style breakfast and Friends Group meeting.

Afterwards participants will break into groups and will assist park staff in eradicating many of the invasive plant species that have gotten a foothold in the park. Other jobs will also be available for those who desire less physical work.

Anyone wishing to participate will need to RSVP to the Lyman Run Park office by calling (814) 435-5010.

Please wear comfortable work clothes, sturdy shoes and bring work gloves if you use them. All other tools will be provided.

If you have been planning to join the Friends of Lyman Run, this is a good opportunity to come and lend a hand and to meet other members of the Friends Group as well as to meet Park Management and staff.

In the event of bad weather, this event will be cancelled. A cancellation notice will be put on the park's telephone answering machine by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the 31st so participants can check if there is any question about the weather.

Veterans Medical Center Opens

County’s New Veterans Medical Center Opens Thursday

vetaffairsPotter County’s new Veterans Medical Center opens its doors on Thursday (July 15) and will continue to be in operation every Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center will operate the primary care office and outreach center at the Mapleview property, 24 Buffalo Street, off Rt. 872 in Coudersport.

Bath VA Center reports that dozens of military veterans have already inquired about the new facility. The center is bringing extra personnel to Potter County for Thursday’s opening to assist with intake.

The clinic will be 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. 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. This will, in many cases, allow veterans who are eligible for VA services to avoid the long drive to Bath.”

Birth Announcement

Dominic Andrew Rice came on the scene at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital on July 12, 2010.

Andrew weighed in at 7 lbs, 3.8 ounces.

He is the son of Elizabeth (Smith) Rice and Corey A. Rice of Wellsboro. He joins brothers Logan Rice, and Corey L. Rice at home.

Maternal grandparents are Mary and James Pollock of Mills, PA, and Craig Spelman of Wellsboro, PA.

Paternal grandparents are Carrie Brown and Robert E. Rice, Jr. of Galeton, PA.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings to be Held

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.

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Presents its 2009 Annual Report

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Presents its 2009 Annual Report

Cultivating the Seeds of Inspiration

At its seventh annual meeting recently held at the Towanda Country Club in Wysox, PA the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) presented the Foundation’s seventh edition of their annual report to the community. The theme of this year’s report is Cultivating the Seed of Inspiration.

The CFTT Board of Directors understands the importance of a charitable organization that allows all citizens – no matter what their means – to make lasting contributions to their community that provides them with their livelihoods. As Board Chair, Bill Ransom said, “The CFTT has benefited from seven years of careful tending. We are wiser, stronger and better equipped to meet the needs of our community as we continue to make this community a better place to live for all of us.”

The report gives the highlights of 2009 for the CFTT from the fact the CFTT saw an eighty-seven percent (87%) increase in their asset base to bringing Potter County into its service area. The CFTT had 33 funds under management at the end of 2009 and saw their grant funds grow from $9,000 in 2007, $22,000 in 2008 to $50,000 in 2009. The CFTT also started a vehicle donation program to support its operating fund.

The new funds for 2009 include the Babe & George Tymoski/Rockman’s Apparel Scholarship Fund, Canton Area School District Scholarship & Awards Fund, the Endless Mountains Heritage Region Endowment Fund, the Floyd Hooker Estate Foundation Endowment Fund, the Potter County Discretionary Fund, and the Towanda Musical Society Scholarship Fund.

One of the things stressed in the report is that once an endowment fund is established any member of the public can donate any amount to any of these funds. You don’t have to be wealthy to give back to your community through the CFTT. The Annual Report for 2009 explains how the Foundation operates; the different ways people can contribute to the Foundation, and also lists all the donors to the Foundation in 2009.

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is a non-profit public foundation established in 2002 by a diverse group of local leaders and residents. The Foundation encourages community philanthropy to enhance the quality of life for those who reside in Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York State. It is one of over 700 community foundations in the United States.

The mission of the CFTT is to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties served by the Foundation. If you have an interest obtaining a copy of the 2009 Annual Report, in learning more about the CFTT or in establishing a fund you can contact the organization by any of these methods: telephone - 570-888-4759; fax - 570-888-2179; email - ; or visit the website - .

Emporium Units Respond To Car Crash

Crash on Rt. 120
At 2:08 pm on Wednesday, Emporium Fire Rescue and EMS units are on scene of a motor vehicle accident near the 16th green of the Cameron Country Club.

Swim Lesson Schedule For Week #5 At Coudy Pool



JULY 19 ---JULY 23

PRESCHOOL AND LEVEL ONE @ 11:00 Whyatt Daisley , Mollt Cady , Noah Cady, Ethan Foust, Josie Foust, David Empson , John Wylie, Scott Wylie

LEVEL # 2 @ 10:00 Vanessa Vanwhy, Ave Wahlers, Camren Thompson, Clay Cady, Abbie Cady, Reese Gabreski, Bryce Widmeier, Mariessa Watson, Emma Saulter, Kerri Welsh

LEVEL # 3 @ 10:00 Hope Daisley, Ethan Kisiel, Caitlyn White,

LEVEL # 4 @ 10:00 Kolby Vanwhy, Brynen Kisiel

LEVEL # 5 @ 9:00 Parker Moore, Lance Goodwin


Bristol-Myers Squibb Initiates a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Coumadin (R) 1 mg Tablet Blister Packs

AKC Golden Retriever Pups For Sale

Reports Say Disaster Unfolding In Gulf Of Mexico

Doomsday: How BP Gulf disaster may have triggered a 'world-killing' event

by Terrence Aym
Ominous reports are leaking past the BP Gulf salvage operation news blackout that the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may be about to reach biblical proportions. More...

Electric Wires Down & On Fire On Bloomster Hollow Road

Electric Wires Down
At 11:10 am on Wednesday, McKean County Station 20 has been dispatched to a location just past 232 Bloomster Hollow Road in Hamlin Township where electric wares are down and on fire.

Swerved To Miss Deer--Got Utility Pole Instead

A Coudersport teenager received minor injuries early Tuesday morning when she lost control of her car trying to miss a deer in the road on Route 44, 6/10 of a mile north of the Rt. 49 intersection in Hebron Township.

Melissa Sue Tilley, 19, of 7 Beech Street, Coudersport, PA, was driving a 1999 Dodge Stratus south on Route 44 at 1:20 am. She observed a deer in the roadway while negotiating a right hand curve in the roadway and swerved her car in an attempt to miss the deer.

Tilley lost control of the car and traveled across the northbound lane, striking a utility pole with the front of her car. The car then traveled across both lanes of Route 44, before coming to final rest along the west berm of the roadway facing northwest.

Troopers said Tilley sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash. The car had disabling damage and was towed by Kightlinger Motors.

Coudersport Fire Dept. and Coudersport Ambulance Service assisted troopers at the scene, as well as Medic 6.

Troopers determined that Tilley was under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for a blood draw to determine BAC. Charges of DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE and numerous traffic violations will be filed in District Court 55-4-01

No Serious Injuries In Car Crash & Fire On Marsh Creek Road Sunday

Coudersport State Police responded to a one vehicle crash last Sunday at 5:30 pm on the Marsh Creek Road, about 2 miles north of Rt. 49 in Harrison Township.

A known 17 year old Knoxville, Pa driver was operating a red 2002 Dodge Intrepid south on Marsh Creek Road at a high rate of speed. Upon reaching the crest of a hill, the Intrepid became airborne. The undercarriage of the car then struck the pavement causing damage to the oil pan.

The Intrepid then caught on fire before spinning out of control and coming to rest off the eastern shoulder of the road. The car suffered disabling fire damage and was towed from the scene by Gaines Garage.

The 17 year old sustained a minor abrasion to his right shoulder. Passengers, John Haxton, 20, of N. Water Street, Knoxville, PA, Lisa Russell, 20, of 23 Shoefelt Lane, Westfield, PA, and Brittany Graham, 19, of 309 Wag Avenue, Knoxville, PA, were all wearing seatbelts and did not report any injuries. They were all able to exit the burning car safely.

The operator will be cited in Sistrict Court 55-4-03 for DRIVING VEHICLE AT SAFE SPEED.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by Harrison Valley Fire Dept. and Tri-Town Ambulance.

$300.00 Fire Ring Stolen From Wildcat Park

Metal Fire Ring Stolen

On July 10 between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm, someone made off with a metal fire ring about a foot high and 2 feet in diameter from the Wildcat Park in Hamlin Township.

The fire ring was valued at $300.00.

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

Police Report July 2nd Crash On Route 6

Route 6 Crash
State Police still catching up on the reports from the busy holiday weekend.

A Edgeworth, PA, teen was not injured when he crashed his car on July 2nd at 4:30 pm on Route 6, 2/10 mile East of Thompson Road in Ulysses Township.

Jeffrey M Chimay, 18, Edgeworth, PA, was driving a 1999 Volvo Sedan east on Route 6 when he became distracted, and lost control of his car on the southern berm of the roadway, exiting the roadway to the south, causing minor but disabling damage to his vehicle.

The vehicle was towed. Chimay will be cited in District Court 55-4-03 for DRIVING ON ROADWAYS LANED FOR TRAFFIC.