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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Missing Man Found After Search Near Roulette

Man Found By Search Detail At Roulette
At 9:48 pm on Saturday, Roulette Dept. 46 has been requested to assemble at the station for a search for a 57 year old man who left a camp to take pictures of the storm tonight before the storm hit, and failed to return.

At 10:38 pm, Shinglehouse Dept. 39 has been requested to assist Roulette with a search at the intersection of Plummer Hollow, Fisk Hollow, and Weimers Hollow, near the top of the mountain in Clara Township.

At 10:55 pm Coudersport Dept. 48 dispatched to station to assist Roulette with a search. Station 48 is standing by with their 6 wheeler.

At 10:56 pm Port Allegany Dept. 3 dispatched to stand by for Roulette.

A tip was received that a man was seen walking on the state game land road south of that location about an hour ago.

At 11:30 pm, Dept. 48 was recalled.

At 11:30 pm State Police confirmed that the man has been found.

The ETAR (Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous) event continues Sunday

The ETAR (Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous) event continues on for a half day Sunday at Ski Denton resort.

Great people and fun to watch.

And it all happened before these big storms!
here comes the sun peeking out of the clouds
Archery legend Byron Ferguson who provided some entertaining skill shooting. picture is my favorite, after many attempts I got an arrow in motion (after release).
This picture is some the guys I know including Jeff Heasley, Mort Weakland and Mort's cousin.
This man won a bow in the Korean demonstration/spectator challenge by hitting a really far target.

Bud Hoover Exposes Verizon Scam

Hi Jim; Thought I better let you know about this. Lots of folks could likely fall for this one...... Notice the url says https: but it goes to a phony address....

Bud Hoover
The Lookout
21607 Rt 6
P.O. Box 353
Port Allegany, PA 16743

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Shinglehouse Apartment for Rent

Shinglehouse Apartment for Rent: Second floor one bedroom available August 1. Stove, refrigerator, heat, A/C, electric, water/sewer, basic DishNetwork are all included in rent of $ 442.00 per month. Deck, small yard and offstreet parking in quiet neighborhood. Security deposit and references are required. Call Linda at 814-698-2251 and leave message.

Rainbow over coudersport following tornado warning
Attached is a photo of the rainbow that appeared over Coudersport following the Tornado Warnings on 7/24/2010

Margaret Crosby

Baby Blanket & Stuffed Bear Found On Sweden HIll Road

Blanket Found
Jim , could you please post that we found a baby blanket and a stuffed
bear on Sweden hill road this afternoon. We have the items at our
house. Our phone number is 814 274 9819.

Fatal Two Car Accident Reported On Eldred Flats

Fatal Two Car Crash Near Kendall Bridge
At 4:05 pm on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept, Eldred Boro Ambulance and Medic 16 responded to a 2 car motor vehicle accident on the Prentisvale Road, 1/4 mile from the Kendall Bridge in Eldred. Two ambulances were summoned to transport 2 injured patients.

Kane State Police have confirmed the driver of one of the vehicles was killed in the crash.

A standby helicopter was cancelled.

Fire Police closed Route 346 at Kendall Bridge and at Devil's Elbow, to facilitate extrication of the victims and investigation of the crash.

The investigating trooper is involved in another call and did not yet file a news release on the crash. More information as it becomes available.

Automatic Fire Alarm At Truck Lite in Coudersport

Automatic Fire Alarm
At 1:04 pm on Saturday, An automatic Fire Alarm has Dispatched Coudersport Fire Dept. to Truck Lite at Market Street in the Boro.

At 1:06 pm, on scene reports nothing showing.

Eldred Man Jailed On NY Charges

Eldred Man Facing Charges in NY

An Eldred man is accused of trying to hit two people with his car in Ellicott, New York, on Sunday.

37-year-old Ryan Brooks is charged with reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, tampering with physical evidence and trespassing.
Police say there was a child present when Brooks tried to hit the people with his car. They say when he was taken to the police station for processing he tampered with evidence.

When he was being taken to Chautauqua County Jail, police found a small amount of crack cocaine.

Brooks remains in jail in Mayville.

George G. Krakat, 89, of West Washington Street, Bradford,, PA

George G. Krakat, 89, of West Washington Street, passed away, Friday, July 23rd, 2010 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born June 25, 1921, in Olean, NY, he was a son of the late George and Olga (Shultz) Krakat.

On March 23, 1946 at the East End Presbyterian Church in Bradford he married Marie L. (Hunter) Krakat who died on March 7th, 2010.

Mr. Krakat attended School #7 in Olean and graduated from Olean High School in 1939. After high school he worked for the Ford Motor Company at the rouge plant in Dearborn, MI from 1939 to 1942. In June of 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard LST 343 and 889 in the Solomon Islands, the Philippine Islands and in Japan during WWII. After the war he served aboard the LSD San Marcos at Bikini atoll for the atom bomb test. He was honorably discharged as a ship fitter first class. Returning home to Bradford he worked at Bovaird and Seyfang for 23 years, then for Dresser Clark Mfg. in Olean for 13 years as a steel fabricator and welder by trade and retired in 1985.

He was a confirmed member of the Olean Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olean, a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Bradford since 1950. A member of the Bradford Township Lions Club, the American Legion Post #108 of Bradford and the Dresser Clark Retirees Group of Olean NY.

Surviving is a son, Michael G. (Lynda) Krakat of Bradford, a daughter, Nancy Lee (Frank) Allen of Bradford, three grandchildren; Suzanne (Paul) Doughty of DuBois, Matthew (Fran) Allen of Warren and Jennifer (Mat) Burns of Beaver Falls and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Roy H. Krakat, and one sister Emma B. Kelly

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from Noon to 1:00pm at the Grace Lutheran Church where funeral and committal will be held with at 1:00pm, with Rev. Art Cox, of the Grace Lutheran Church, officiating.

Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park

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

On line condolences may be made at

Names Of People Arrested By Drug Strike Force

List of People Arrested in Drug Sweep


Michele Barger
Michael Cary
Todd Davis
Kylie Hogue
Stephen Summers
Timothy Swick


Thomas Alcock
Paul Isadore
Steven Kimble
Scott Kinney
Jennifer Sisson
Justin Stuck

Port Allegany

Robert Hamilton
Allen Kelley
Patricia Larson
Thomas Manning
Wendy Kay Manning
Reletta McGarvey
Ronald Metzler
Brandon Nelson
George Roach
Christopher Safford
Sam Sherwood
Robert Wilfong


Paul Fero (Crosby)
Robin Gordon (Crosby)
Charles Michael (Crosby
Brenda Mitchell (Roulette)
Billie Jo Sherwood (Roulette)
William Sherwood (Roulette)

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty

Tree Down Blocking Roadway

At 8:00 am received notice that there is a tree down on Rt 219 one mile north of the PSP Barracks. Fire Dept is on the way to clear the tree.

State Police Have Your Lost Cell Phone

Cell Phone Found In Harrison Township
A cell phone was found in Harrison Township, Potter County on Friday at 1:35 pm.

Anyone who may have lost one in that area is asked to contact Corporal Murray at 814-274-8690 with a description of their phone, or stop at the Coudersport PSP barracks to claim it.

Burglars Cut Locks At Wharton Township Camp

Camp Burglarized
State Police are investigating a burglary at a camp located on the North side of East Fork Road, about 1/4 mile South of Wharton/Summit Township line in Wharton Township.

Actor(s) arrived at the scene and cut a padlock to gain entry to a rear door of the building, where they took about 20 DVD's, a half case of beer, and a full bottle of liquor from inside the camp. The actors then walked to an exterior storage shed and cut the lock on it, but nothing was taken there.

Richard E. Austin of North Huntingdon, PA is the owner of the camp.

Anyone with information on this ongoing investigation is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper John G. Whitcomb is the investigator.

Area Obituaries

MOUNT JEWETT — Gene Emilio Salvucci, 66, of 30 Kushequa Ave., Mount Jewett, died Thursday (July 22, 2010) at his residence. Cummings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROULETTE — Lynn E. Doane, 81 of Fishing Creek Road, passed away Thursday (July 22, 2010) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Missing Man's Body Found At Car Crash Scene

Knoxville, Pa., man's body found after car crash

Vehicle discovered in Crooked Creek

By Jason Whong •
Star Gazette

The body of a Knoxville, Pa., driver who had been missing for a day and a half was found Friday at the scene of a one-car accident in Crooked Creek in Chatham Township, Tioga County, Pa.

State police in Mansfield said it is unclear if Matthew Phillip Wood, 24, lost control of a 2000 Audi Sedan or if he fell asleep around 11 p.m. Wednesday while driving north on state Route 249 south of Davis Hill Road.

Police said Wood was driving on a right-hand curve when he crossed both lanes of traffic, hit a guide rail and went airborne for about 50 feet, hit a few small trees, landed on the ground, then went airborne again for about 200 feet down a steep hill. The car landed in the creek at the bottom of the hill.

Police said Wood, who was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected on impact. More...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pole Fire On Looker Mountain Trail

Sparks Coming Off Pole
At 9:30 pm on Friday, Otto Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a possible pole fire across from 1192 Looker Mountain Trail.

Is This Little Dog Yours--He's Lost

Dog found on Honeoye Road in Shinglehouse. Small brownish red wearing a blue collar. No tags.

If this is your dog or you think you may know whose dog it is please contact Christi or Brian Stedman at 814-697-7006.

Harry C. Palmatier, Jr., 89, Couderspsort, PA

Harry C. Palmatier, Jr.

Coudersport, PA----Harry C. Palmatier, Jr., 89, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA, died unexpectedly in Orange Park, Florida on Thursday, July 22, 2010.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced.

Task Force Takes 31 Suspected Drug Dealers Off The Streets

Biggest Drug Sweep in McKean Co. History

McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn just issued the following news release:

Today, the McKean County Drug Task Force arrested thirty-one (31) suspected drug dealers from various parts of McKean County. In the first operation of its size, seventeen officers from the McKean County Drug Task Force, assisted by thirteen law enforcement officers from other county and municipal law enforcement agencies, made arrests in nearly fifty (50) cases for Felony drug delivery charges. These charges span from early 2009 to June of 2010. The sweep resulted in the seizure of five vehicles, quantities of cocaine and cash, prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia.

Participating in the operation was the McKean County Drug Task Force, McKean County District Attorney’s Office, Bradford City Police Department, Bradford Township Police Department, Foster Township Police Department, Port Allegany Police Department, Smethport Police Department, McKean County Sherriff’s Department, Cattaraugus County Sherriff’s Department Canine Unit, McKean County Adult Probation, McKean County Children and Youth Services, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, and the McKean County Humane Society.

District Attorney Ray Learn said: “This was an enormous undertaking that was made possible by the cooperation of all the law enforcement agencies involved. We had officers in several places throughout the county executing arrest and search warrants simultaneously all day. Today’s sweep was the culmination of nearly two years of work conducted by the Drug Task Force. The Officer’s and prosecutors that were involved have worked extremely hard on making this happen. It is a top priority of my office to address the significant drug issues plaguing McKean County. I want the message to be clear; that drug dealers will be prosecuted in McKean County. I also want to thank the County Commissioners for their continued support of the Drug Task Force.”

Orville L. Ford, 77, of Ceres, NY

Orville L. Ford
“beloved husband and father”

Ceres, NY—Orville L. Ford, 77, of Ceres, NY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in his home after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Born January 28, 1933 in Ceres, PA, he was a son of Orville G. and Ava L. Sherwood Ford. On November 27, 1953 in Olean, NY, he married Delores J. Miller, who survives.

Mr. Ford was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. He was employed by Cooper Power Systems as a tool and die maker in Olean for 19 years retiring on May 31, 1996.

Previously he had been employed by Keystone Tool & Die Company in Westons Mills and by Alcas Cutlery in Olean.

Mr. Ford attended the Ceres United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. He was a volunteer at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

He was an avid beekeeper, owning Or-Dels Apiary for many years. He enjoyed gardening, riding his motorcycle, and being with his family.

His first and greatest love was serving the Lord.

Surviving besides his wife, are a son, Gordon D. Ford of Olean; a daughter, Kimberly S. Ford of Montclair, NJ; four brothers, Jack U. (Della) Ford of Shinglehouse, PA, Roland L. (Carol) Ford of Hoffmeister, NY, and Kenneth A. (Teresa) Ford and Dennis A. “Sam” (Sandy) Ford, both of Shinglehouse, PA; a sister, Jessie J. (Skip) Schoonover of Eldred, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ford was predeceased by three sisters, Lorena Pratt, Loretta McCaffrey and Agnes Pratt.

Friends may call on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union St., Shinglehouse, PA, where funeral services will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Daniel P. Grimes, pastor of the Ceres United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Monday at the funeral home.

Flowers are respectfully declined and will be furnished by the family. Memorials may be made to the Ceres United Methodist Church, 9289 School Street, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or the Christian Motorcyclists Association, PO Box 9, Hatfield, AR 71945.

Carole L. Jeffers, 65, of Austin, PA

Carole L. Jeffers, 65, of Austin, PA died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

Born on July 9, 1945 in Coudersport, PA she was the daughter of Melburn L. and Vernice R. Knapp Jeffers.

Carole was a lifelong resident of Austin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Austin Free Methodist Church.

Surviving are one brother, Gary (Linda) Jeffers of Austin, PA, three sisters, Althea Woolerton of Austin, PA, Nila (Robert) Mericle of Eden, NC, and June Simmons of Port Allegany, PA, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Vivian Crumrine, and one brother, Dale M. Jeffers.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 11:00am Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Austin Free Methodist Church. Her pastor, Reverend Roger Laktash, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Austin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory may be made to the Cole Manor Activity Fund, 101 E. Maple Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Constance M. Herzog, memorial service slated

Constance M. Herzog, memorial service slated

Smethport – Visitation for Constance M. “Connie” Herzog will be held on Tuesday, July 27, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St. Smethport. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 28, at 11:00 am in the United Methodist Church of Smethport, with the Rev. Bob George, pastor, officiating.

Mrs. Herzog died June 8, 2010. Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church of Smethport. Online condolences can be made at

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

Natural Gas Well Explosion Kills 2 Near Pittsburgh

2 killed in Indiana Twp. gas well explosion

Two people were killed this morning when a natural gas well exploded in Indiana Township.

Workers had been welding equipment at the gas well site when the explosion was reported around 9:50 a.m. in a wooded area of the township between Rich Hill Road and Challenge Lane, the state Department of Environmental Protection reported.

No other injuries were reported.

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Lester G. Schonover, 87, of Lillibridge Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Lester G. Schonover, 87, of Lillibridge Creek Rd., passed away Thursday (July 22, 2010) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, PA.

Born June 18, 1923, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Arthur and Eva Burrows Schoonover.
Mr. Schoonover was a diesel mechanic for many years, having worked for AB International Co. of Allentown, PA, before retirement.

He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the US Army and was a P.O.W. for 6 months.

Surviving is a son, Lester G. Schoonover, Jr. of Olney, MD; two daughters, Sharon L. Manning of Port Allegany, Diane F. (Robert) Werkiser of Easton, PA; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Etheleen Gerzina.

There will be no visitation. Private funeral and graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials can be made to the Port Area Ambulance or the S.W. Smith Library.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Electrical Fire On Brizzie Hollow Road

Tree Down On Wires
At 3:48 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Dept. 39 has been dispatched to an electrical fire with a tree on electric lines about 2 miles up Brizzie Hollow Road in the Oswayo area.

William S. Powell, 63, of Constitution Ave., Bradford, PA

William S. Powell, 63, of Constitution Ave., Bradford, passed away on Monday July 19th, at his residence. A complete obituary and details about a memorial service will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Accident With Injuries On Rt. 155 At Newell Creek Road

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries
At 1:41 pm on Friday, Eldred Township Dept. 18, Ambulance 4 and Medic 16 have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 155 at the intersection with Newell Creek Road.

Medic 16 on scene at 1:58 pm calling for non-emergency response. Reporting one minor injury refusing medical transport.

ATV Accident Rt 49

At 11:27 Station 48 was dispatched to the scene of an ATV accident on Rt 49 East in the Village of Raymond near the old golf course. Firemen from Ulysses are on scene and an ambulance has been requested.

Oldies Night At Mosch's Tavern This Saturday

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Don't Get Taken In By This New Twist By Scammers

New scam asks people to pay a tax on an imported sweepstakes prize


A new telephone scam, which is targeting some homes in central Pennsylvania, asks people to pay an import tax on a sweepstakes prize.

One caller, who says they’re from Publisher’s Clearing House, a company that hosts sweepstakes nationally, calls a home saying the resident has won almost $500,000. The next day someone posing as a customs officer calls saying they’ve intercepted the check and they’ll need the resident to pay a one percent tax - $5,000 - on it.

Margaret Crossan, of Publisher’s Clearing House, said the company’s name is often thrown around in scams since they’re linked to winning prizes. But if you get a call asking for money or information, it’s a scam. Publisher’s Clearing House will never ask you for money and there’s no reason any other agency would ask for money in relation to winning one of the company’s sweepstakes, Crossan said. More...

Megan's Flaw?

Carlisle police say there's a sexually violent predator roaming their streets, and there's nothing they can do about it. Call it Megan's Flaw.

Video Courtesy WHTM-TV

Crash Reported On East Second Street In Eulalia Township

MVA On East Second Street
At 11:00 pm, Coudersport Police are reported to be on scene of a 10:42 pm motor vehicle accident on East Second Street in Eulalia Township.

Wood Shop Equipment Sale....Owner is retiring

For Sale: Wood Shop Equipment Sale....Owner is retiring. All equipment in excellent shape! The equipment is being sold as a set...a DREAM for anyone with a wood shop!!! All for $9500.00

Finish Planner: 30"x 8" J.A. Fay & Egan Co. Model 750 Lightning
15 HP, 4 speed feed, 25' to 95' min.

Straight Line Rip: Yates-American 5 HP, 3 speed feed

Sizing Planner: 24"x6" Cresent SQ Head, 10 HP variable speed feed

Cresent Bandsaw: 32", 10HP, 16' band

Dust Collector: Torit, 7 1/2 HP, 10" inlet

2 Paddle Wheel Blowers with 20" wheels, 13" inlets, one with 7 1/2 HP motor

100' of 8" + 10" Dust pipe

One small bag house

Again, all equipment in excellent running condition!

For equipment information, please contact Ted Wilhelm at 814-698-2351

Man Flown From Rollover Crash On Butter Creek Road

Man Injured In Roll Over Crash On Butter Creek Road
UPDATED 7-26-10---At 9:33 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Dept. 39 and Medic 6 responded to a roll over motor vehicle accident on the Butter Creek Road where one injured male victim was reported lying in the roadway. Shinglehouse Ambulance 39-6 transported the victim to a nearby landing zone.

State Police have identified the victim as David Cavagna, 49, of 451 State Route 19 South, Wellsville, NY. He was driving a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 which suffered disabling damage.

Troopers said the crash began as Cavagna was traveling westbound on Butter Creek Road. He failed to maintain control and left the north side of the roadway. The truck rolled over and then came to rest on the passenger's side.

Cavagna was found on the ground near the truck by passing motorists.

Responders on scene reported the man was lying in the road for 2 hours. He wasn't able to tell responders if he was ejected or self extricated.

Life net 7-7 Medical Helicopter landed near the crash scene
at a landing zone set up by Shinglehouse fire rescue near the Butter Creek Road & Kibbeville Road intersection. He was flown to an out of area medical facility.

Anyone with any information regarding this crash, please contact PSP at 814-274-8690, as this investigation remains open. Trooper Kocher is the investigator.

Troopers were assisted by Shinglehouse Fire Dept., Shinglehouse Ambulance, Medic 6, Life net 7-7, and Black's Towing.

Life net 7-7 helicopter was reported airborne at 10:38 pm.

Bolivar ambulance was on standby for Shinglehouse.

2nd Annual Poker Run To Benefit Camp Cadet Set For Saturday, August 7, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Signs Bill Extending Jobless Benefits

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Signs Bill Extending Jobless Benefits

President Barack Obama signs into law a restoration of benefits for people who
have been out of work for six months or more.


Rendell Wants To Raise Gasoline Tax So State Can Fix Roads/Bridges

It's no secret that many of Pennsylvania's roads and bridges need a facelift, but Governor Ed Rendell says there's no money right now to fix them.

After attempting to lease the PA Turnpike to a foreign firm, and an unsuccessful attempt to get permission to set up toll booths and charge users for using the highway, The Governor is now proposing raising the state's gasoline tax, and license and registration fees to fund road and bridge construction.

Video Courtesy WHTM-TV

Sarah E. “Billie” Hendryx, 87, formerly of Coudersport, PA

Sarah E. “Billie” Hendryx, 87, formerly of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born on December 3, 1922 in Galeton, PA she was the daughter of Horatio Eugene and Ethel Mae Aley Bentley. She had been married to Frank E. Hendryx, who died in August of 1996.

Mrs. Hendryx was a graduate of Galeton High School. She and her husband had lived in Coudersport for many years, moving to Florida in 1979. She recently returned to Pennsylvania to live with her daughters. While living in Coudersport she and her husband owned and operated Hendryx Trucking, where she was the bookkeeper. Later they had owned and operated The Old Hickory Tavern. After moving to Florida, she was employed at Walmart in Fort Myers. She was a life member of the American Legion Potter Post 192 Auxiliary.

Surviving are two daughters, Gloria (John) Kelley of Port Allegany, PA, Roberta “Bobbie” (Jeff) Tucker of Coudersport, PA, two sons, Wayne “Jugger” (Vonda) Hendryx of Punta Gorda, FL, Steven Hendryx of Fort Myers, FL, twelve grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, one brother, John J. (Leslie) Kelley of Galeton, PA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Richard Bentley.

There will be no visitation and services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport.

Bereavement Support Group To Meet At CCMH On Tuesday

CCMH will host Grief Connection, a bereavement support group, at 7 p.m. July 27 at CCMH’s chapel.

Elizabeth H. "Betty" Shick of 1969 Moody Hollow Road, Eldred, PA

ELDRED, PA - Elizabeth H. "Betty" Shick of 1969 Moody Hollow Road passed away Tuesday (July 20, 2010) at The Pavilion at BRMC after a short illness.

Born Oct. 25, 1919, in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Julia Gawronski Kolasinski. On June 25, 1938, in Transfiguration Church, Olean, she married George E. Shick, who passed away Aug. 23, 1983.

Betty was a member of St. Raphael's Church in Eldred.

She enjoyed playing bingo, reading and doing word searches.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy ("Wimpy") Jordan of Eldred; a daughter-in-law, Judy Shick of Bradford; four grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sue) Jordan of East Kingston, NH, Bradley Jordan of Dover, NH, Jay Jordan of Eldred and Keli (Paul) Gardner of Rochelle, IL; four step-grandchildren, Donald Valerius, Valerie (Brian) Abers and Jeffrey (Jamie) Valerius, all of Bradford, and Todd Valerius of Birdsboro; 12 great-grandchildren; two sister, Theresa (Walter) Brol of Allegany, NY, and Ann (Kenneth) Putt of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Jimmy Shick; five brothers, John, Louis, Lucas, Stanley and Theodore Kolasinski; and four sisters, Viola Bush, Mary Gunns, Sophie White and Julia Gordon.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (July 23, 2010) at 1 p.m. in the Transfiguration Oratory, 1102 Walnut St., Olean.

Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.

Memorials may be made to the Eldred Borough Fire Department or St. Raphael's Church in Eldred.

Herman E. “Jack” Close, Jr., 84, of Maple St., Roulette, PA

Memorial Service Tuesday
ROULETTE-Herman E. “Jack” Close, Jr., 84, of Maple St., passed away Tuesday (July 20, 2010) at home with his family by his side.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday (July 27, 2010) in the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. H.D. Youngblood, Jr., officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Roulette Fire Department, or American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Emerald Ash Borer Found In Central/Eastern New York

Invasive emerald ash borers found in Bath, NY

By Steve Orr •Gannett
Star Gazette

State officials have announced Thursday that the emerald ash borer, an invasive pest that's killed millions of ash trees in the eastern has been found in Bath, Steuben County and in Ulster County.

The tiny bright-green insect first appeared in New York last year in a stand of trees in Randolph, Cattaraugus County. Because the infestation site was near a truck stop off Interstate-86, it was though the insects might have entered the state on a shipment of wood. More...

For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, click here.

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

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

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

• 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 bituminous pavement and backfilling 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 shoulder back up 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 6pm Thursday, July 29 to 5am Friday, July 30. 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.

BREAKING NEWS: House Approves Jobless Benefits Extension

BREAKING NEWS: House Approves Jobless Benefits Extension

Congress has approved legislation to restore unemployment insurance to people
who have been out of work for six months or more.


Birth Announcement--Jesse Daniel Bell, Shinglehouse, PA

Jesse Daniel Bell arrived at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, July 21, 2010.

He weighed in at 7 lbs 4 ounces.

He is the son of Doug Bell and Mary (Rotoli) Bell of Shinglehouse, PA. He joins brothers Joseph, 6, and Travis, 16 months, and a sister, Maddie, 5 years old.

His maternal grandparent is Jackie Rotoli of Shinglehouse, PA.
Paternal grandparents are Ken and Kay Bell, Shinglehouse, PA

Male Juvenile Airlifted After ATV Accident On Looker Mountain Trail

ATV Accident On Looker Mountain Trail
At 2:09 pm on Thursday, Otto Township Ambulance and Rew QRS 8 were dispatched along with Medic 1 for an ATV accident behind 1230 Looker Mountain Trail where a male juvenile was injured in the woods when the ATV rolled on him.

Residents heard the juvenile screaming from the wooded area and called 911.

Medics ordered a helicopter and Mercy Flight 5 is transporting the youth to Childrens Hospital, embarking from the landing zone at about 3:00 pm.

Free Exerciser

Free Exerciser Taken---RESULTS!!
I have an exerciser that is a stepper and poles that move as ski poles. It is free to anyone who wants it. call before coming over.

The exercise machine that I advertised with you has been taken. You can cancel the ad.


J & H Besta Corp. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Joyful Slim Herb Supplement Found to Contain an Undeclared Drug Ingredient

DeBoles® Nutritional Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot Code of DeBoles® Kids Only! Gluten Free Tubettini Corn Pasta Due to the Presence of an Undeclared Allergen, Lot Code 30JUN11D1

PennDOT posting State Route 467 in Bradford County

PennDOT posting State Route 467 in Bradford County

PennDOT is advising motorists in Bradford County that State Route 467 in Rome, Orwell, Pike and Stevens townships, and Leraysville Borough, from the intersection with Route 187 to the intersection with Route 706. will be posted with a permanent, year-round, 10-ton weight restrictions.

Galeton Fire/EMS Responded To MVA This Morning

Vehicle Accident on Rt. 144
Galeton Fire and EMS responded at at 8:33 am on Thursday to a motor vehicle accident on Route 144 in West Branch Township. Galeton Ambulance transported to Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Units cleared the scene a little after 11:00 oclock.

Kidnappers Sentenced To 3 Years In Federal Prison

WESB NEWS--Jamestown Residents Sentenced on Kidnapping Charge
Two Jamestown residents have been sentenced in Federal Court in Buffalo on international kidnapping charges. 40 year-old William Amacher, formerly of Bradford, and his mother 63 year-old Linda Wynn were each sentenced to three years in federal prison. The two fled to Mexico in 2007 during a child custody case in Jamestown. The girl, R. J. Myers, was later found begging for food on a Mexican street.

EQB Holds Hearing On Updated Gas Well Regulations For Marcellus Shale

Public: Drilling rules must be stronger

Sun Gazette

A state Environmental Quality Board public hearing on proposed well casing standards for the oil and gas industry attracted a small crowd Wednesday to Lycoming College.

Although only a handful of people testified during the hearing, most of them voiced concerns that the proposed standards are not strong enough.

The proposed regulations would "update existing requirements regarding the drilling, casing, cementing, testing, monitoring and plugging of oil and gas wells, and the protection of water supplies," said Patrick D. Henderson, executive director of the state Senate Environmental Resource Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Mary Jo White, R-Franklin.

The hearing was one in a series held to gather testimony from the public regarding the proposed regulations. A hearing was held recently in Tunkhannock and others are scheduled for Pittsburgh and Meadville, Henderson said. More...

Murder For Hire Plot Revealed

PORTSMOUTH, Va. and HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas - Two former Brookville area residents have been arrested and charged in Virginia and Texas in a murder for hire plot. More...

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched For Fall From Ladder

Fall From Ladder
At 10:56 am on Thursday, Coudersport Dept 48 ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Sweden Hill Road where a man has fallen from a ladder to a second story.

Potter County Applies For Record Retention Assistance

County Applying For Help With Archiving, Record Retention

archivingPotter County is trying to qualify for a joint federal/state program designed to help local governments organize and protect important records. It’s a project being spearheaded by the Pennsylvania State Archives to help county governments archive records and historical documents.

If the Potter County Commissioners’ application is approved, a professional archivist/records manager will be assigned to work with elected officials, department heads and administrative personnel on archiving, backing up and purging county records.

At the same time, a staff member of the commissioners’ office is attending a training session this week on archiving and records retention.

Fish & Boat Commission Reminds Boaters that Boating Under the Influence is a Crime

Boating Under the Influence is a Crime

Harrisburg, PA – With the summer boating season in full swing, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding vacationers that boating under the influence (BUI) is a serious crime and a threat to public safety, a fact underscored last week when an Clinton County man pleaded “no contest” to criminal charges resulting from a 2009 boat crash that killed a 12-year-old girl.

“Boating under the influence is no different than driving a car after someone’s been drinking,” said PFBC Director of Law Enforcement Tom Kamerzel. “Alcohol impairs an individual’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. For the safety of all individuals on the water, please do not operate your boat, jet ski, canoe or kayak if you’ve been drinking.”

On July 16, John Edward Englert II pleaded "no contest" to numerous criminal charges filed against him as a result of the July 10, 2009, boating crash. The Mill Hall man pleaded "no contest" to five criminal counts, including homicide by vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, two simple assault charges, obstruction of the administration of law, and driving a water craft while under the influence. The homicide by vehicle charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison.

PFBC Waterways Conservation Officer Tom Nunamacher led the investigation and assisted the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office in developing the case. The victim was a passenger on a boat struck by a boat driven by Englert.

Last year, PFBC officers arrested 57 individuals for boating under the influence. So far this year, 24 individuals have been charged with boating under the influence.

“Many boaters may not know that the threshold for BUI is the same as with motor vehicles – 0.08 percent,” added Kamerzel. “Fish and Boat officers regularly patrol waterways. If officers suspect someone is boating under the influence, they can arrest the individual on the spot.”

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, visit our website at

Causer Announces Eighth Annual Senior Citizens Expo

Causer Announces Eighth Annual Senior Citizens Expo

HARRISBURG - Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is inviting area senior citizens and their families to his Eighth Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Aug. 13, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sports and Fitness Building gymnasium.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

"The positive feedback on our Senior Citizens Expo has been overwhelming, and people come back to it year after year," Causer said. "I encourage area seniors who haven't checked out the expo in the past to join us this year. I think they'll find it's very worthwhile."

State, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions. Information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety will be available. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.

People who cannot attend the expo in Bradford will have another chance when Causer hosts his second event on Friday, Oct. 8, at the Roulette Fire Hall in Roulette.

For more information on the senior expo in Bradford, contact Causer's Bradford district office at (814) 362-4400. Information on the later event in Roulette is available by calling Causer's Coudersport office at (814) 274-9769.

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kane Man Arrested For Taking Keating Summit Man's Money

Theft Solved
A theft previously reported on May 10, 2010 at 35 Keating Summit Street, in Keating Township, Potter County has been solved by troopers.

Travis Scott Conklin, 21, of Kane, PA, has been charged with taking an envelope containing $865.00 from the residence of George Poulopoulos in Keating Summit.

On Wednesday, police filed a Criminal Complaint charging Conklin with one count of THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION, and one count of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY in District Court 55-3-01.

Rubbish Scattered Along Dodge Hollow Road

8 Bags Of Garbage Dumped
State Police from the Coudersport barracks are looking into 8 bags filled with garbage dumped along the roadway on Dodge Hollow Road, 2/10 mile East of the intersection with Cole Branch Road in Harrison Township, Potter County on 7-19/20-2010.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact PSP at 814-274-8690. Trooper Erik J. Barlett is the investigating officer.

Nearly New Contents Of B & B Auto Repair Going For Public Auction

Festival Of Choirs USA Registration Deadline Is August 1, 2010

Wellsville Balloon Rally 2010 by Tim Walck Photography

Click any photo to enlarge

These beautiful shots of the Wellsville Balloon Rally were sent by Tim Walck Photography.
You can see more in fantastic detail at his website--

Park United Methodist Church - Vacation Bible School

Park United Methodist Church - Vacation Bible School
"High Seas Adventure" from Monday, July 26th to Friday, July 30th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Please call 274-9365 or 274-9882 with your child's name and birthdate. Hope to see you! VBS at Park United Methodist Church is at 15 East Third Street in Coudersport. We are behind the courthouse.

Rabies Clinic --Saturday, July 31, 2010 At Roulette Fire Hall

There will be a Rabies Clinic held on Saturday, July 31st, 2010 at the Roulette Fire Hall, Roulette, PA. The clinic will run from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

All dogs and cats 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.

House For Rent In Coudersport

2 story home for Rent in Coudersport Borough at 104 E.Beech Street. Will be ready to rent Sept.1, 2010.

2 Bedrooms and bath upstairs, and a lovely downstairs kitchen, dining room, living room and an extra room that could be used for a computer room or possible another bedroom.

Anyone interested in looking at this home in August, please call me for arrangements 814-558-8738. No garage but does have an outside shed for storage.

Rent is $600/month plus all utilities in the Renters name. Also a $600 deposit is required. No animals unless talked over with landlord.

Elk Company 2 Dispatched To Structure Collapse

Structure Collapse
At 3:56 pm on Wednesday, Elk Company 2 and Johnsonburg ambulance were dispatched to 213 Spring Street in Johnsonburg for a structure collapse with possible entrapment. No other information was available.

Severe Storms Crossed Elk & Cameron Counties

Stormy evening
There are reports of some trees and wires down in Elk & Cameron Counties
Radar showed a tornado vortex in southern Elk County for a short time
Trees and wires down in Mix Run and Ridgway.

At 8:19 pm Fire police are currently on scene of downed wires on Sterling Run in Gibson Township awaiting the electric company to remove wires from the roadway.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Local manufacturing and technology industries have until July 30 to apply through the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Business Resource Center for Pennsylvania’s Guaranteed Free Training program from the Workforce and Economic Development Network of PA.

Companies can apply for employees to receive training in areas such as basic mathematics, manufacturing fundamentals, health and safety, and business and computers. Also eligible is advanced information technology training such as computer programming, database development, systems analysis and network administration.

“It’s one of the simplest and most effective grant programs that the state offers,” said Ann Robinson, director of the Business Resource Center. “These funds reach the front-line workers and first-level supervisors through training opportunities to allow them to be more productive, skilled and efficient.

“At the same time, these funds allow companies to prepare a skilled workforce to be more competitive in the global marketplace. We are here to assist companies every step of the way in applying for and utilizing the job training grant funds.”

After applications are approved, companies are free to choose any training provider, and trainings can be delivered at the company, at a business or online.

In order to qualify, businesses must be based in Pennsylvania or have a significant presence in the state. Some types of businesses, such as government agencies or point-of-sale retail businesses are exempt, as are businesses with a high turnover rate or that have received WEDnetPA funding for two consecutive years.

Eligible employees must be residents of Pennsylvania and employed full time in Pennsylvania who earn at least 150 percent of the current federal minimum wage, excluding benefits.

Pitt-Bradford is one of 33 WEDnetPA partner sites.

For more information or to apply, contact the Business Resource Center at (814)362-5078 or Robinson at or go to the WEDnetPA Web site at

Free Movie "Flywheel" Outside Friday Night In Shinglehouse

Public Invited To Free Movie
The First Baptist Church of Shinglehouse, Pa will be showing the movie, "Flywheel" on a big screen outdoors, Friday, July 23 at 9 pm.

Bring your own blanket or lawn chair for seating. Free popcorn and pop will be served and the movie is free.

In case of bad weather, the big screen will be moved indoors for the movie to be shown.

The church invites all to attend.

It is located on Academy Street in Shinglehouse, Pa. Call the pastor, Rev. Russell Horning for more information at 814-697-6556.

Auto Alarm At Potter County Human Services Recalled By Chief 46

Automatic Alarm At Potter County Human Services Is Accidental Trip
At 3:10 pm on Wednesday, Roulette Dept. 46 is responding to a automatic alarm of fire at Potter County Human Services on North Street. Chief 46 issued a recall at 3:12 pm.

PennDOT Hails Volunteers for Collecting 12 Million Pounds of Litter in Spring Cleanup Effort

Volunteers Collected 12 Million Pounds of Litter

Harrisburg – More than 186,000 volunteers cleaned 19,373 miles of roads, trails and shorelines in Pennsylvania during the Great American Cleanup of PA, which ran from March 1 to May 31, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. said.

“My sincere thanks to everyone who gave of their time and worked so hard to improve our state’s environment and appearance,” Biehler said. “While it’s unfortunate that some inconsiderate people still choose to litter, we are lucky to have thousands of volunteers who participate in Adopt-A-Highway and join in cleanup events every year.”

During the cleanup, 12 million pounds of trash was collected, with 3.7 million pounds collected by PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program volunteers. There were 4,822 reported cleanup events statewide. Of the total miles cleaned, Adopt-A-Highway groups cleaned a record 12,340 miles of roadways, with the help of nearly 104,000 volunteers.

Over the past three years, the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania has yielded more than 29.5 million pounds of collected trash, involved 533,627 volunteers and resulted in 54,940 miles of roadways cleaned. As part of those efforts, 284,838 Adopt-A-Highway volunteers collected more than 10.9 million pounds of litter on 32,678 miles of highway in that same period.

PennDOT requires that Adopt-A-Highway volunteers complete four cleanups per year, and the groups were encouraged to join in the Great American Cleanup of PA. The 7,156 groups in the Adopt-A-Highway program have two-year commitments and have adopted 16,562 roadway miles.

PennDOT provides gloves and safety vests for Adopt-A-Highway and Great American Cleanup of PA groups. The department typically spends approximately $11 million annually for litter pickup with department staff.

Free Multi-Activity Summer Learning Experience For Potter County Kids K-12

Northern Potter School District is offering all children entering grades K-12, a free, multi-activity summer learning experience. This program is designed to challenge participants to learn new skills, improve physical fitness, develop a positive attitude toward physical activity, and increase nutritional awareness while at the same time applying literacy skills.

Activities are selected to develop cooperation, sportsmanship, and self-confidence. Participants are encouraged to have fun and experience success by achieving goals that are appropriate for their ability.

The program will run Monday, August 2, 2010 thru Friday, August 6, 2010 from 9:00a.m.-12 noon at Northern Potter School District. To register call, 814-848-7506.

This program is available to ALL children in Potter County.

Roulette EMS Toned Out For Fall Victim

Fall Victim
At 1:46 pm on Wednesday, Roulette Ambulance is responding to assist a woman fall victim at Drabee's Minimart at 9 River Street in the village.

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Shick, of 1969 Moody Hollow Road, Eldred, Pa.

OLEAN, N.Y. — Elizabeth A. “Betty” Shick, of 1969 Moody Hollow Road, Eldred, Pa., passed away Tuesday (July 20, 2010) at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion after a short illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean, N.Y.

Cruise Night And Fish Fry Friday At Roulette Firehall

The Roulette Chemical Hose Company #1 Fire Department is hosting a
this Friday evening at the Firehall on River Street in Roulette, located between Port Allegany and Coudersport.

A previous Cruise Night earlier this month was called off because of a severe thunderstorm that hit the area shortly after the event started.

A Cruise Night in June brought about 50 cars to the show, and a large turnout for the companion FISH FRY event.

Everyone is invited to bring your show cars for the event and competition.

The FISH FRY starts at 5:00 pm and continues until 8:00 pm. Takeouts are available. You can call your order in advance to 814-544-7762 for pickup without the wait.

The CRUISE NIGHT starts at 6:00 pm and continues until 8:00 pm. The public is invited to come out and view all the wonderful show cars on the blacktop lot at the Roulette Firehall.

Theobald Will Get 2 Life Sentences For Murders In Bradford

WESB NEWS--Theobald Pleads Guilty to Double Murder
Accused murderer Gregory Theobald pleaded guilty Tuesday in McKean County Court to the double homicide of Megan Konopka and her unborn child last September at the Riddle House in Bradford. With the guilty plea in hand District Attorney Ray Learn agreed to drop the death penalty The 21 year-old Theobald of Bradford will receive two life sentences when sentenced on August 5th. A co-defendant, Thomas Haggie, is still awaiting court proceedings in the double murder case.

Thomas E. Mosch, 58, of Coudersport, PA

Thomas E. Mosch, 58, of Coudersport, PA died Monday, July 19, 2010 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA following a lengthy illness.

Born on March 26, 1952 in Coudersport, he was the son of Ernest O. Mosch, Sr. and Florence Moran Mosch. He leaves his wife, Valerie Mosch who survives.

Mr. Mosch was a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA. He was employed for many years at Adelphia Cable and Diamond Auto Glass in Coudersport, PA and was owner and operator of Showroom Finish Auto Detailing of Coudersport, PA. In addition to his full time employment Tom spent time working various temporary jobs in the area.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Mosch is survived by one son Tyler Mosch of Coudersport, PA and daughters Emily Houseworth and her husband Kevin and their children Natalie and Kevin, Jr. of Florence, NJ and Amber Kline and her husband Michael Lowrey and their son Corey of Palm Coast, FL , his brother Ernest O. “Bowsie” Mosch of Coudersport, PA and his sister, Janice Mosch of West Virginia and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia Dynda.

A receiving of friends will be held Monday, July 26, 2010 from 6:00-7:00pm followed by a memorial service, at the St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Coudersport. The Reverend Evon McJunkin, pastor of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, officiating . Burial will be at the convenience of the family . A luncheon will be held immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Potter Unit, P.O. Box 67, Bradford, PA 16701 or Coudersport Public Library,502 Park Ave. Coudersport,PA 16915

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”.

Every Smoker Should Read This Article.........

COPD takes your breath away

Sun Gazette
If you value your independence - the ability to prepare food, shop, maintain your house, bathe, even use the restroom without help - do not smoke.

Smoking causes COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a progressive lung disease that literally takes your breath away.

The fourth leading cause of death after heart disease, cancer and stroke, COPD slows you down, making it difficult to do the things you enjoy and even need to do. Over time it takes away your ability to perform the function you were born to do - breathe. More...

Herman E. (Jack) Close, Jr., 84, of Maple St., Roulette, PA

ROULETTE-Herman E. (Jack) Close, Jr., 84, of Maple St., passed away Tuesday (July 20, 2010) at home with his family by his side.

Born Sept. 16, 1925, in Emporium, PA, he was a son of Herman E. and Lettie Craven Close. On January 19, 1959, in Buffalo, NY, he married Beverly J. Smith, who survives.

Mr. Close was owner and operator of Close's Feed & Supply Store, Roulette, before retirement.

He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Merchant Marines from 1944-45.

He was a member of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church of Port Allegany, life member of the Roulette Fire Department, former Roulette Township secretary, and former head of Potter County Fair Association. He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada, collecting Moon & Star glass, and singing.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Beverly, is a daughter, Rhonda K. (Dave) Turner and a grandson, Chad Turner both of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Edwin Close of New Port Richey, FL, Alvin (Martha) Close of Roanoke, VA, Donald (Helen) Close of Eldred; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Grace Anderson and Aletha Slottje.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at a later time and place to be announced.

Memorials can be made to the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Roulette Fire Department, or American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

DEP Gives Cabot Oil & Gas 60 Days

DEP Gives Cabot Oil & Gas 60 Days to Implement Permanent Fix to Impacted Water Supplies in Susquehanna County Township

Company Required to Continue Providing Water Supplies in Interim May Resume Drilling Outside Affected Area

MEADVILLE -- The Department of Environmental Protection this week gave Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. 60 days to permanently fix the water supplies that were affected by the company’s natural gas drilling operations in Dimock, Susquehanna County.

The directive is part of a modified consent order and agreement between the agency and the company that requires Cabot to continue providing temporary water services until the permanent solution can be implemented.

The 60-day timetable represents an extension that was made necessary when residents in the affected area objected to the company’s previous proposal to fix the water contamination issue.

“This week’s modification to the consent order and agreement gives us more time to find a water supply solution that will address the needs and concerns of residents,” said DEP Secretary John Hanger. “Our goal is to find a permanent solution that will be agreeable to all parties.”

In April 2010, DEP and Cabot entered into a modification of the original consent order and agreement that was executed in November 2009. One of the provisions required whole-house water treatment systems to be installed in 14 homes as a permanent water supply resolution.

After the document was signed, several of those residents expressed dissatisfaction with whole-house treatment systems. DEP met with a number of them in May to discuss their concerns.

Due to the resident reaction, Cabot requested an extension of the consent order and agreement time frame to install a permanent solution. DEP agreed to delay enforcement of that provision to allow for additional discussions with residents. Meanwhile, several residents in the affected area appealed the April modification to the consent order and agreement to the Environmental Hearing Board.

Also in April, DEP suspended its review of Cabot’s pending permit applications for new drilling activities statewide until the company fulfilled its obligations to plug and repair the wells that caused the gas migration, which caused the water contamination.

This week’s modification acknowledges Cabot’s progress to date under the earlier agreement. In particular, Cabot has plugged three gas wells, as required, and has made repairs to another well. As a result, DEP will resume reviewing Cabot applications only for permits to drill gas wells outside of the affected area in Dimock Township.

Except for the permanent water supply and permit application review provisions, all other terms and conditions of the November 2009 consent order and agreement and April 2010 modification remain in effect, including the restrictions on drilling and hydrofracturing within the affected area.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. is headquartered in Houston, Tex. with a mailing address in Pittsburgh.

For more information on oil and gas wells, visit, keyword: Oil and gas.

Statewide Meetings Planned For Regulatory Proposals To Make Gas Wells Safer

Public Input Sought on Proposals to Strengthen Oil and Gas Well Protections

Statewide Meetings Planned

HARRISBURG -- The Environmental Quality Board is inviting the public to comment on proposed regulatory changes that will substantially improve the safety of oil and gas wells across Pennsylvania and protect the state’s water resources from contamination.

The proposed rules would amend state regulations for casing and cementing wells. The Department of Environmental Protection proposed the rule changes to strengthen construction standards for oil and gas wells. A properly cased and cemented well is critical to keeping gas, oil and other fluids contained inside the well bore and away from fresh groundwater.

The more rigorous standards are intended to prevent gas from migrating from a well, where it could contaminate a water supply or possibly enter a home and reach combustible levels. Among the new standards would be requirements for pressure-testing those casings used in Marcellus Shale wells, for using oilfield-grade cement, and for using blowout preventers.

The new regulations will also require well operators to inspect all existing wells quarterly to ensure each is structurally sound, and report the results of these inspections to DEP. The amendments would also clearly define a drilling company’s responsibility for responding to gas migration issues.

To comment or present testimony on these proposed amendments, members of the public can attend one of the following four public hearings:

• Wednesday, July 21 -- 7 p.m.
Lycoming College
Heim Science Center Building
Room G-11
700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701

• Thursday, July 22 -- 7 p.m.
Department of Environmental Protection
Northwest Regional Office
1st Floor Conference Room
230 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335

• Thursday, July 22 -- 7 p.m.
Department of Environmental Protection
Southwest Regional Office
Waterfront Conference Room A and B
400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745

• Monday, July 26 -- 7 p.m.
Department of Environmental Protection
Southwest Regional Office
Waterfront Conference Room A and B
400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745

The public comment period will remain open through Monday, Aug. 9.

If unable to attend a meeting, members of the public may mail comments, suggestions or objections to the Environmental Quality Board, P.O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477 or to Rachel Carson State Office Building, 16th Floor, 400 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted.

Comments may also be e-mailed before the deadline to A subject heading of the proposed rulemaking and a return name and address for any response to comments provided must be included in each e-mail.

For more information, visit, keyword: Public Participation.

Chicago Blues Great Performing At Austin Dam Show This Weekend

Blues Great Coming to Dam Show This Weekend

Billy Branch, one of America’s truly great blues harmonica players, will travel from Chicago with the Sons of Blues to play the Dam Show music festival at Austin, PA on Saturday.

Branch has won multiple
W.C. Handy awards and has garnered two Grammy nominations. He is the founder of the Chicago Blues in Schools program, which provides instruments and lessons from professional musicians.

Some of those
students open the Chicago Blues Festival every year.

world-traveled Sons of Blues Band includes Billy Branch on harp; Dan Coscarelly, guitar; Ariyo, piano; Nick Charles, bass; and, Mose
Rutues, drums. They all share vocals.

The Sons of Blues set is
scheduled for 7:30 PM on the square in downtown Austin.

about the two-day festival is available at This year’s Dam Show is free and open to the public.