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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fire Rescue/EMS Respond To Car Crash On Bennetts Valley Highway

One Car Crash With Entrapment
At 11:39 pm on Saturday night, Bennetts Valley Ambulance and Elk Company 5 Rescue have responded to the rock cut near the Hilltop Diner on the Bennetts Valley Highway for a one car accident with entrapment.

At 12:10 am, the single occupant has been freed by fire rescue personnel and is being transported to Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Marys.

Men Charged After Shooting Incident In Cherry Springs

Six downstate men were charged early Saturday
morning after a shooting incident near Cherry Springs in Potter County. State Police said the shooting came from two different camps located off Route 44 in Summit Township.

Troopers said the men were charged after they discharged numerous rounds of ammunition during early morning hours (3:00 am) over a prolonged period of time, in response to each other's shooting of increased intensity.

The activity disturbed several residents of the Cherry Springs area.

The men charged are:

Camp #1--Anthony John Ouimet Jr., 23, 420 W. Chestnut Street, Apt. 1, Perkasie, PA, Travis Ralph Shaak, 24, 461 S 10th St, Apt. B 303, Quakertown, PA.

Camp #2--Brian Matthew Ruoss, 28, 610 Charles Drive, Gilbertsville, PA, Robert James Yost III, 28, 625 Clayhor Ave., Collegeville, PA, Isiah Alan Lenko, 22, 590 W. Neversink Road, Reading, PA, and Joseph Andrew Weinhold, 36, 301 Broad Street, Nox 222, Terre Hill, PA.

Each of the men will answer charges of DISORDERLY CONDUCT through District Court 55-3-01 in Coudersport.

8-28-2010 Sinnemahoning State Park Programs

Woman Fell Over Embankment Along Route 6 At Mina

Woman Fallen Over Embankment
At 1:38 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 and Medic 6 has been dispatched to Route 6 near the Mina Road where a woman has fallen over an embankment. Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital at 2:10 pm

Bradford Man Charged With DUI In Early Morning Traffic Stop

A Bradford man will be facing DUI charges after a traffic stop by State Police at Kane on the Rt. 219 off ramp at Foreman Avenue in Bradford City at 2:39 am on Saturday morning.

Ronald L. Kennedy, 31, of Bradford, PA will face charges in District Judge Cercone's Courtroom. Kennedy was first stopped for traffic violations.

Motorcycle Accident On Route 49 Near Patterson's Pond

Motorcycle Accident
At 11:45 am on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 and Medic 6 were dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Route 49 at Patterson's Pond in Allegany Township.

Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 transported to Charles Cole Hospital.

ATV Accident South Of Kane In Elk County

ATV Accident South Of Kane
At 11:01 am on Monday, Elk Company 8 and Kane Ambulance have been dispatched to a location on Rt. 948 in Elk County at the Timberline Trail for an ATV accident.

Family Fun Fair Today From 11 to 2 pm At Millport Fairgrounds--All Free For Potter County Kids & Their Families

Shinglehouse Man Facing Charges For Port Allegany Incident

Shinglehouse Man Facing Drug Charges

A Shinglehouse man is facing charges following an incident Thursday afternoon at the Sheetz store in Port Allegany.

Police say they got a report of a man passed out in front of the store and when they got there found 34-year-old David Slater. When they woke him up, Slater said he had fallen asleep while waiting for a friend to pick him up. Police say Slater became aggressive and went into the store after being told he should leave. Slater allegedly yelled and screamed and struggled with police when he was told he was under arrest. Police later found that Slater had suspected marijuana and a pipe.

He was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and sent to McKean County Jail on $2,500 bail.

Car Crash Reported On Summit Road In Foster Township

Motor Vehicle Accident
At 12:02 am on Saturday, QRS 8, Fire Police and Bradford ambulance have been dispatched to the intersection of Summit Road and Bordell Road for a motor vehicle accident.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mountain Bike Found In Harrison Township

State Police have a mountain bike that was found in a field along State Road in Harrison Township on Wednesday.

The rightful owner can contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690 with a description of the bike to regain possession.

Thieves Take Mixing Bowl From Odin Road Property

Very Large Aluminum Mixing Bowl Stolen
State Police are investigating the theft of a very large aluminum mixing bowl that was stolen from a location on the Odin Road, about 1.9 miles West of State Route 872 in Keating Township.

The 1960's Baker's (1/2 in thick) aluminum mixing bowl, about 43 inches in diameter and 24 inches deep weighed about 100 pounds. It had a rolled lip around the top of the bowl.

It was taken between August 2 and August 16, 2010. It is the property of Clay H Rinehart, 565 Odin Road, Coudersport, PA.

Anyone having information aout the crime is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. The investigator is Tfc. David A. Burd.

Owners Of 5 Burglarized Camps Identified

Troopers Identify Camp Owners
Investigation is continuing in the burglaries of 5 camps in the area of the First Fork Road in Sylvania Township, Potter County, PA.

Troopers have identified the owners of the camps. They are:

Daniel M. Black, of Gardners, PA--591 First Fork Road--Reeseville Camp.

Ernest L. Fairman, Indiana, PA--Five Point Camp

Carl E. Foust, Johnstown, PA--801 First Fork Road--Camp Bo-Flo

Brian F. Bates, Coatesville, PA--507 First Fork Road--Birchview Camp

Charles E. Glaspy, Kenmore, NY--524 First Fork Road

All of the camps were bruglarized by forced entry. Anyone observing suspicious activity in the area can contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Christopher Bock is the investigator.

Trout Unlimited Says Mine Reclamation Working

Brook Trout return to Kettle Creek watershed

Abandoned mine reclamation working, agency says

-- After more than decade of work by Trout Unlimited to repair damage from highly acidic, abandoned coal mine drainage in the lower Kettle Creek watershed, native brook trout have returned to a once-dead section of Middle Branch, a tributary to Twomile Run in northwestern Clinton County. More...

Hydrofracking Business Coming To Clinton County

Trican, jobs are coming

Large natural gas ‘anchor business’ moving into Clinton County


LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS- Trican is coming, and it will bring new jobs to the area.

Clinton County Economic Partnership President and CEO Mike Flanagan today confirmed that Canada-based Trican Well Services Ltd. will operate in the county to support companies drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.

Trican will move into a 64,000-square-foot building on 12 acres behind the Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction, near the Route 220-Interstate 80 intersection in Lamar Township.

The firm recently finalized a two-year lease with Calvin King of Belles Springs Structures.

Moreover, Trican recently announced it has entered into a two-year minimum commitment contract for the provision of hydrofracturing services to a "major U.S. customer operating in the Marcellus Shale play."

Before deciding to come here, the company placed help-wanted advertisements in The Express community newspaper and then began gauging response to determine if it could recruit enough employees - skilled and general labor.

That response was apparently very strong as the firm is now conducting interviews to grow staff and should hire 100 people by the end of the year, Flanagan said. More...

Two OK After Crash In River WNEP Video


Paul E. Shay, 81, of Barden Brook Road, Eldred, PA

ELDRED, PA - Paul E. Shay, 81, of Barden Brook Road died Monday (Aug. 16, 2010) at home following a brief illness.

Born Oct. 1, 1928, in Shippenville, he was a son of Colonel and Maude Hockman Shay.

Mr. Shay was a 1949 graduate of Eldred High School and a lifelong resident of Eldred. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army in Germany in the Ordnance Department.

Mr. Shay had been employed for 34 years in the milling department at Clark Bros., which later became Dresser-Rand, in Olean, N.Y., until retiring in 1990.

He was a 50-year member of Eldred American Legion Post 887, a member of the Eldred Conservation Club, Steelworkers Local 4601 and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Shay of Portville, N.Y.; a brother, John "Crow" (Mary "Cad") Shay of Eldred; a sister, Betty Huff of Carey, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Timothy Shay in 1973; a brother, Colonel "June" Shay; and a sister, Ruby DeRyke.

A private memorial sevice will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.

The family requests memorials be made to the Eldred Ambulance Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

Scott Dickeson, 46, of Eldred, PA

ELDRED, PA - Scott Dickeson, 46, of Eldred died Tuesday (Aug. 17, 2010) at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a long illness.

Born March 29, 1964, in Rochester, N.Y., he was a son of John and Carol Varley Dickeson.
Mr. Dickeson attended schools in Rochester and later graduated from the dental hygiene program at Monroe Community College.

He moved to the Eldred area from Rochester in 1995 and was employed for the past 10 years, prior to illness, as a dental hygienist for Christopher Young, DDS, in Shinglehouse.
Mr. Dickeson was a member of the American Dental Association. He loved woodworking, gardening and house painting.

Surviving besides his mother, Carol Varley of Rochester, are five brothers, John (Robin) Dickeson of Eljay, Ga., Mark Dickeson, Keith Dickeson, Kenneth Dickeson and David Dickeson, all of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his fiancee, Dianne Rees Vogt, with whom he resided.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

Evelyn E. Martin Caldwell, 96, of Coudersport, PA

COUDERSPORT, PA - Evelyn E. Martin Caldwell, 96, of Coudersport, died Monday (Aug. 16, 2010) in the Extended Care Unit of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, following a short illness.

Born April 15, 1914, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of Emil and Edna Roth Knecthel. On Oct. 19, 1941, she married George W. Martin, who predeceased her. On Aug. 29, 1959, she married William T. Caldwell, who died May 26, 1986.

Mrs. Caldwell worked at the Anchor toy factory and Hamlin's 5 & 10 Store, then at the Market Basket store in Coudersport for 20 years.

She was a lifetime member of the Coudersport Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary and Tri-County Firemen's Auxiliary and a member of the Potter Post American Legion marching unit. She enjoyed playing bingo for years.

Surviving are two sons, George E. (Jean) Martin of Roulette and Richard A. (Gladys) Martin of Shinglehouse; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Martin of Roulette, Heather (Keith) Hoffman of Shinglehouse and Casey Martin of Phoenix, Ariz; eight great-grandchildren, Lynzie Rinamon, Corbin Martin, Jaret Martin, Rylie Hoffman, Carter Hoffman, Makenna Hoffman, Holden Hoffman and Hudson Hoffman; a sister, Lillian Kuchar of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by a brother, Howard E. Knecthel.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport, where funeral services will be held Friday (Aug. 20, 2010) at 11 a.m. The Rev. H.D. Youngblood will officiate. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Coudersport Hospice, Coudersport Fire Department, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Damage Reported At Tom Mix Campground

Campground Damaged
State Police are continuing to investigate damage done to a phone and an aluminum flagpole at the office building of Tom Mix Campground, I mile north of Mix Run Road in Gibson Township, Cameron County.

Kenneth Paul Lucas, Sr, of Grassflat, PA is the owner. The incident occurred between 8-17 and 8-18-10.

No Injuries In Gardeau Road Accident Thursday Night

Two Port Allegany men escaped injury when their car crashed on Gardeau Road in Shippen Township Thursday night at 9:30 pm.

James E. Rhinehart, 21, was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon west on Gardeau Road, attempting to negotiate a right hand curve in the roadway, when he went onto the north berm and struck an embankment.

Neither Rhinehart nor his passenger Michael D. Stiles Jr., 29, was injured. Both were wearing seat belts.

Troopers charged Rhinehart with CARELESS DRIVING.

More Eggs Recalled--Other Items

Hillandale Farms of Iowa Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

Salmonella in Alfalfa Sprouts

Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Pistachio Kernel Products

GloryBee Foods Recalls Whole Raw Pistachio and Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels Because of Possible Health Risk

Open Arms Newsletter

Hey everyone!!

Can you believe it is almost the end of summer? Wow! But it makes me
think of all the "new" beginnings like fall, a new school year, and a
new semester of Growth Groups! Exciting!!

Here's what's happening at OA:

August 29th our message for the weekend is called, "Fueled: Keeping
Your Spirit Ablaze". Then a new series will be starting on Sept. 5th
called, "So Others May Live." Come out and join us! Sundays 9:15am
and 11:00am.

New Ministry Opportunity: God is opening the door to use
Open Arms to help other churches in growing their ministry. If you
are interested in serving in this ministry please see Josh Hatcher or
Pastor Mike.

Car Seat Certification Class on Sept. 9th. More details to come.

Worship Teams: We are redoing our teams and rotations. If you are
interested in auditioning for a team please see Pastor Mike.

As I mentioned above Growth Groups will be starting soon! Sign ups
coming in Sept. Get plugged in!!!

Greeters and Ushers: Are you interested in welcoming people, handing
out packets, helping with seating? See Shawn Murphy.

That's all for now!! Have a great weekend and God bless!!

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

A full time position exists as a Skilled Maintenance Mechanic at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA


A full time position exists as a Skilled Maintenance Mechanic at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA. Candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have attended a trade school for HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and/or refrigeration or have at least 5 years of related experience. Candidates must have general knowledge and skills of all maintenance related scope of work and a thorough knowledge of building and mechanical systems. Candidate must have excellent written, listening and verbal communications skills and must demonstrate planning, organization, customer focus, and teamwork skills.

This position could involve performing maintenance and repairs on all electrical and electronic systems throughout all hospital facilities, including 208 and 480 volt power distribution, single and three phase motor controls; could be required to repair heating, air conditioning systems and perform major overhauls; could be required to make plumbing modifications; could be required to work on refrigeration systems, i.e. trouble shoot electrical and refrigeration problems; could be required to perform all plumbing repairs including welding, if skilled; and may be required to trouble shoot all boiler and associated system problems and make related repairs.

This position involves the day to day maintenance activities including completion of work orders and preventative maintenance tasks. Hours worked may vary based on the business need to maintain the above duties.

Interested applicants must complete an application electronically by visiting our web site at Click on careers, click on Support Services, click on application and follow the instructions. For additional information, please call (814) 274-5431.


Blair Heimel Performs Tonight (Friday) At Cafe Olga

Road Proect In Mansfield Will Start Monday

Business Route 15 soil slide repair and resurfacing project in Mansfield
A project to repair a soil slide and resurface a section of State Route 2005 (Business Route 15) in the north end of Mansfield is scheduled to start Monday, Aug. 23.

The slide repair will take place along a 700-foot section of highway, about two-thirds of it in the borough and the remainder in Richmond Township.

Under this $899, 143 project prime contractor Kriger Construction, Inc. will remove and replace concrete pipes, stabilize the existing roadway by excavating unstable material and replacing it with suitable material, repave the work area limits with new blacktop, and install ADA-compliant curb ramps. In all, about three-quarters of a mile of paving will be done.

The work will be done under traffic. A lane-width restriction of 10 feet will be in effect through the work zone during daylight hours. Motorists are advised to be alert and obey the flaggers controlling traffic flow.

The project is scheduled for a late November completion.

Family Fun Fair For Potter County Kids & Parents--Free Admission--Prizes

FESENMYER FAMILY CREATES SCHOLARSHIP AS ANNIVERSARY GIFT Basil and Harriett Gildersleeve, parents of Dorothea Fesenmyer.


BRADFORD, Pa. – It’s not surprising that a former schoolteacher should have a scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Thanks to her family, now Dorothea Fesenmyer will have two.

Fesenmyer’s husband, Howard, and children have established the Basil and Harriett Gildersleeve Memorial Scholarship in memory of Dorothea Fesenmyer’s parents.

The scholarship is a gift to Dorothea Fesenmyer in honor of the Fesenmyers 60th wedding anniversary. An earlier scholarship, given by the Fesenmyer children, honors Howard and Dorothea Fesenmyer.

In addition to Howard Fesenmyer, donors for the $5,000 scholarship gift are the couple’s children and their spouses, R. Michael and Susan Carlson of Georgetown, Texas, David and Cindy Fesenmyer of Imperial and Judy and Jon Kirk of Olean, N.Y.

The Gildersleeves were lifelong Bradford residents and attended school in the building on campus that would later become the Roman Villa restaurant, which was where Blaisdell Hall stands today.

Basil Gildersleeve was an oil producer, and Harriett Gildersleeve was secretary for the family. Basil Gildersleeve was also a pilot and kept a plane at the Harri Emery Airport, which is now the site of the Pitt-Bradford campus.

The couple had four children – two sons and two daughters.

The Fesenmyers met while studying at Clarion University, where Dorothea Fesenmyer was studying education and Howard Fesenmyer was studying on the GI Bill.

The couple were married on Aug. 19, 1950. They celebrated their 60th anniversary at a party with family and friends on Aug. 19, when Dorothea Fesenmyer was presented with the scholarship gift.

The Fesenmyer family’s gift will be matched by the Agnes L. and Lewis Lyle Thomas Scholarship Challenge.

The Thomas Scholarship Challenge matches the amount of any gift between $5,000 and $50,000 given for scholarships. The commitment can be paid over five years.

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

DEP Extending General Permit to Manage Stormwater Runoff

DEP Extending General Permit to Manage Stormwater Runoff

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection is providing municipal drainage system operators a nine-month extension of their existing general permit to better coordinate implementation of new permitting requirements.

The extension applies to general permit PAG-13, which governs how municipal separate storm sewer systems handle stormwater runoff in urban areas. These systems, commonly referred to as MS4s, are publicly owned networks of storm drains, pipes and ditches that collect and drain stormwater.

Improperly managed stormwater runoff can damage streams, cause significant erosion, and carry excessive pollutants downstream.

“This extension will give municipalities time to evaluate the new general permit fully and develop reasonable plans to meet it,” said DEP Deputy Secretary for Water Management John Hines. “Existing operators of regulated MS4s are authorized and required to continue discharging stormwater in accordance with the terms and conditions of their existing general permit and provide annual reports on the program’s progress.”

The current PAG-13 permit for all MS4s is scheduled to expire at midnight on March 9, 2011. The extension will take effect March 10, 2011 and expire at midnight on Dec. 9, 2011.

The extension allows time for DEP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct municipal outreach on the revised permit and to provide municipalities time to prepare their permit applications and supporting information.

The extension also applies to existing PAG-13 permit approvals, waivers from permit application requirements, and exemptions from the MS4 operator designation that are scheduled to expire.

Permittees covered by an individual permit should continue to implement the requirements of their permit and should request a coverage extension based on its terms and expiration date. The downloadable form to renew coverage for an individual permit is available at, keyword: Stormwater Management, then click on “NPDES MS4 Permit (PAG-13).”

The existing PAG-13 permit documents are available from the department's regional offices. The permit package also is available on the department's website through the “Licensing, Permits, & Certification” page, or by calling Barry Newman at 717-705-6346.

Long-Term Coudersport Rotarians Recognized

Long-Term Coudersport Rotarians Recognized
Left to Right: Larry Hall, George Hults, Karen Cahilly, Bill Wylie, Fran Wylie, Bob Smith (Smitty), Bruce Cahilly

Coudersport – August 16, 2010: Several long-term Coudersport Rotarians were recognized for their years of service and dedication to the Coudersport Rotary Club this past Monday as they posed with the newly elected District Governor Bill Wylie and his wife Fran of Romney, West Virginia.

Larry Hall has been a member of the Coudersport Rotary since the early 1970’s. According to his fellow Rotarians, Larry has been an all-around excellent Rotary member, always being willing to assist with the rotary food booths, community parades and annual fundraising auction.

George Hults will celebrate his 28th year of Rotary membership this year and currently serves as an Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7350, which is composed of approximately 2,000 Rotarians in 45 Rotary Clubs extending across Pennsylvania to Maryland and West Virginia. According to George, “Rotary is an international organization which spear-heads projects like providing polio vaccinations to the more impoverished countries, however I am just as proud of our Club’s local efforts such as the Thanksgiving turkey and food drives and the CARP playground equipment that our Club purchased and installed.”

During his extended years of membership Bob Smith (“Smitty”) has been the moving force behind the Club’s Citizens of Tomorrow program; a program where highschool juniors and seniors participate in the Club’s weekly meetings. Smitty is also a strong advocate of the Coudersport Rotary’s continued sponsorship of the area’s Inner City Baseball League (as well as the Phillies).

Bruce Cahilly has served the Coudersport Rotary Club through his membership for over 40 years. “I’m embarrassed to admit that when I first became a member of the Coudersport Rotary Club, women were not permitted to join,” recalls Bruce. “Ironically, my youngest daughter is now serving as our Club’s president and our membership includes nearly as many women as it does men!” added Bruce.

Not present was Paul Herzig (1987) and the Honorable Judge John Leete (1980). Paul has traditionally co-chaired the Halloween Parade and Costume Contest Committee each year as well as the Club’s Annual Dinner Auction, an event sponsored by the Club to raise money for its annual projects and scholarships.

John’s favorite Coudersport Rotary Program is the foreign exchange program. Many other Rotary clubs have had difficulty maintaining their foreign exchange program, however John has been instrumental in creating foreign exchange opportunities for more than 20 local students over the years and he has secured numerous host families for those foreign students visiting the Coudersport area.

Rabid skunk on Brooklynside Rd

There was a rabid baby skunk shot on the north end
of Brooklynside Rd in Port Allegany a few days ago.

Please make sure your pets are up to date on their rabies vaccinations and make sure your children know not to approach any wild or strange acting animal for any reason and to report any sick or strange acting animals immediately.

Gloria W. Burns, age 81 of Chambersburg, PA and formerly of Clearfield, Gettysburg, and Port Allegany, PA

Gloria W. Burns, age 81 of Chambersburg, PA and formerly of Clearfield, Gettysburg, and Port Allegany, PA; passed away in her home on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Born November 5, 1928 in Clearfield, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Welch and Evelyn R. Wilson Welch Mather.

A loving wife and mother first, she was the family homemaker, "taxi driver" ,and "car pool organizer"; and she was employed as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper. Mrs. Burns was an active volunteer in every community she was a part of; she volunteered in the Port Allegany school system and the Public Library. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany and the Rotary Ann organization of Port Allegany. Her passion for reading, led her to volunteer in the Reading is Fun program. In addition to reading, her interests also included bridge, (especially Library Bridge) knitting, and quilting.

She was the beloved wife of 62 years to Paul M. Burns, whom she married on November 26, 1947; loving mother of Bonnie Sandel (husband John) of Milford, CT; Jeanne Crawford (husband Charles) of Towanda, PA; and Paula Fink (husband George Douglas) of Fayetteville, PA; cherished grandmother of Drew Paul Crawford (wife Holly) of Charlotte, NC; Stephanie Jeanne Crawford of Atlanta, GA; and Alexander Jerome "A.J." Sandel of Milford, CT.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 2 PM in the Fleck Center at Luther Ridge, 2998 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202; where her son-in-law the Rev. Dr. John S. Sandel will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.

If desired, contributions may be made in her name to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305 or to the First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany, 12 Church St, Port Allegany, PA 16743. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.

Area Obituaries

ST. MARYS — John Lee “Jack” Geyer, 66, of 9307 Route 120, Emporium, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 18, 2010) at DuBois Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, St. Marys.

COUDERSPORT — Charles R. “Chuck” Appleby, 77, of Coudersport, died Wednesday (Aug. 18, 2010) at his home following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport.

Dog Missing In Seven Bridges Area

Potter County DES To Offer Gas Well Incident Training

County, Fire Academy Team For Gas Well Emergency Training

clearfieldblowoutPotter County Department of Emergency Services is getting in on the ground floor of a state-sponsored training program to prepare first responders and community leaders for emergency and public safety incidents at natural gas wells. Details of the training will be announced soon. Potter County is working with the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy to bring the program to the area.

The natural gas industry is supporting the initiative, which features new components targeted specifically at public safety issues associated with shale gas production. It will cover a host of topics, from what to expect upon arriving at a well site, to how to coordinate with on-site industry personnel, giving first-responders the tools needed to effectively respond to the broad range of scenarios.

Meanwhile, Congress is considering a bill designed to improve emergency response at oil and gas wells. The measure would require operators to:

  • Have an employee knowledgeable in responding to emergency situations present at the well at all times during the exploration or drilling phase;
  • Make available a certified response team, within one hour of ground travel time.
  • Contact local first responders within 15 minutes of an emergency; and contact OSHA and the National Response Center within one hour;
  • Provide communication technology at the site (e.g., mobile communication or satellite phone);
  • Provide annual training to local first responders.

Product Recalled/Possible Link To Typhoid Fever In Western States

Montalvan's Sales, Inc. Recalls "La Nuestra" Brand Frozen Mamey Because of Potential Health Risk

First State Bank, with offices in Canisteo and Hornell, NY, will become Citizens & Northern Bank

First State Bank Changing Name Sept. 1st

WELLSBORO, PA – First State Bank, with offices in Canisteo and
Hornell, NY, will become Citizens & Northern Bank on Sept. 1, 2010.

First State Bank has been operating as a subsidiary of Citizens &
Northern Corporation, parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, since
August 31, 2005. At that time the merger between Citizens & Northern
Corporation and Canisteo Valley Corporation, former parent company of
First State Bank, was completed.

The name change will unify the entire

organization under a single identity and create better customer
recognition, according to Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N president and

"We are adopting the Citizens & Northern Bank name to help customers
recognize us throughout the eight-county area we have been serving under
several names," said Updegraff. "While the name may be new, for
customers it will be business as usual. Customers will be served by the
same staff and account benefits and features will not change. Our
customers are already used to seeing the C&N name and have been
utilizing many C&N services for some time," he said. “We also look
forward to offering our First State customers an expanded product menu
and access to all of the services that Citizens & Northern customers
have enjoyed for many years.”

First State Bank offices will sport new signs with the familiar C&N
logo. Current customers will log onto their Internet Banking accounts
via the C&N website at In addition, the First State
Bank Trust and Financial Management Group name will change to C&N Trust
and Financial Management Group.

Citizens & Northern Bank has 26 full service offices in Bradford,
Cameron, McKean, Potter, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in
Pennsylvania, along with the Hornell and Canisteo offices in Steuben
County, NY.

With approximately $1.3 billion in assets, Citizens & Northern
Corporation is the bank holding company for Citizens & Northern Bank.
Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank
providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through
its 26 full service offices in Pennsylvania and New York.

information about Citizens & Northern Bank can be found on its website at Citizens & Northern's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Back To School Dance Tonite In Coudersport

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hiring School Bus Drivers In Coudersport and Cameron County School Districts

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

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.

He was a 1944 graduate of the E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes Barre and a 1951 graduate of the Tri-State College, Angola, IN where he received his B.S. in mechanical engineering.

He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II who served in the Pacific Theatre.

He was employed by the Dresser Manufacturing Co. for a number of years. He was also employed by the McHone Industries, Olean, the former Luminite Products, Corp., Salamanca, and by the Bradford Area High School as a Vocational Placement Coordinator.

Mr. Kresge was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he was an ordained Elder and Deacon. He was a sixty year member of the Bradford Lodge #749 of the Free and Accepted Masons, a fifty year member of the Coudersport Consistory, a past Monarch of the Orak Grotto, a member of the Zem Zem Shrine, a member of the McKean County Road Runners, and a member of the Sigma Mu Sigma Masonic Fraternity, Angola, IN. He was a founding member and the first president of the Bradford High School Marching Owls Booster Club, a member and past president of the YMCA Board of Directors, a founding member of the Bradford YMCA Swim Team Booster Club, a PIAA swimming official and starter, a member of the Bradford Ecumenical Home Board of Directors, a Shrine Transportation Coordinator for the CARE for Children, and a long time volunteer at the BRMC. He was the recipient of several volunteer contribution awards over the years. One of his many interests included woodworking of which he was highly skilled. He was also a devoted family man who loved spending time with his family; he especially enjoyed family vacations in Virginia Beach, VA.

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

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 12:00 PM till 1:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church at which time a Masonic Service will be conducted by the Bradford Lodge #749, the Memorial Service will immediately follow with the Rev. W. Leroy Beckes officiating. Military honors will be accorded following the memorial service.

Burial was in Franklin Cemetery, Sugarcreek, PA.

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

Choir Competition Saturday At Port Allegany

Festival of Choirs USA

Wanna join us? It’s free!

If you’d like to come and listen to the choirs that are attending, please do so it’s free.

Simply a reminder, registration to compete is closed.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Barbecue 4 – 6pm
Choir competition and program follow.
807 Skinner Creek Road, Port Allegany, PA

Fully Involved Vehicle Fire On Potter Brook Road

Vehicle Fully Involved In Fire
At 6:09 pm on Thursday, Westfield and Harrison Valley have been dispatched to a fully involved vehicle fire at 113 Potter Brook Road in Westfield Township.

English Bulldog Missing In Burtville Area Is Home

Thank you to all who were helping us look for Jack.

He was found & brought home, happy & ready to eat.
Thanks again.

The Blessing Room Offers Slightly Used Items At Cheap Prices

Free Computer Systems Are Gone


The Northern Potter School District recently replaced many computers in the schools through Federal Stimulus dollars. As a result, the district has 19 older computer systems that are no longer in use but are still working. We would like to donate these systems to residents of the Northern Potter School District. These systems include a hard drive tower, monitor, and keyboard.

Good Morning,
Last week I sent a request asking that a notice be posted until August 25 stating the district had free computers. All of the computers are gone so we would appreciate it if you would remove the notice as soon as possible. Thank you.

Vickye Hudson
Northern Potter SD

No Injuries In 3 Car Crash In Emporium Wednesday

No one was injured in a three car crash in Emporium Boro Wednesday at 8:33 pm.

State Police report that Tanya E. McCurley, 47, of Emporium, PA, pulled her 2010 Saturn SL1 from a parking place on Route 120, 82 feet east of 3rd Street into the path of a 2002 Ford Expedition driven by Brian K. Kite, 41 of Emporium, PA who was traveling west.

McCurley's Saturn struck Kite's Expedition. After the initial impact, McCurley's Saturn then struck a 1999 Dodge Intrepid which was parked unattended.

McCurley, Kite, and his passenger, Brandon K. Kite, 17, of Emporium were all wearing seat belts and none of the three were injured.


Emporium FD Responding To Vehicle Fire

Vehicle Fire On Beechwood Road
At 3:16 pm on Thursday, Emporium Fire Dept. is en route to a vehicle fire at 4958 Beechwood Road. This fire was actually in Jones Township, Elk County. Emporium units handled the call and returned at 5:00 pm. It was dispatched as a commercial vehicle fire.

EMS Called For Person Who Fell From Horse At Fair

Fall From Horse
At 2:38 pm on Thursday, an ambulance and medics have been called to the McKean County Fairgrounds for a juvenile victim who has fallen from a horse.

Troopers Destroy Marijuana Plants In Shippen Township

Troopers at Emporium eradicated (2) suspected
marijuana plants
in the area of Tannery Heights Road in Shippen Township on Monday. The investigation is continuing.

Canoe Stolen From Camp In Grove Township, Cameron County

Emporium State Police are seeking information regarding the theft of a canoe and other items from outside a camp owned by John Galinac of Wellsboro, PA, and located on Kephart Lane off of Route 872 in Grove Township, Cameron County, between 7-31-10 and 8-16-10.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321. Trooper Douglas Homan is the investigator.

Family Fun Fair Saturday At Potter County Fair Grounds

Rabies Clinic Saturday At Ulysses Fire Hall From 1 to 4 PM

There will be a Rabies Clinic held Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Ulysses Fire Hall, Ulysses, PA.

The clinic will last from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time an animal is vaccinated, the vaccine 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.

DEP Will Stop Issuing Permits To Frequent Violators

Pennsylvania DEP chief puts drilling firms on notice

By Andrew Conte

Pennsylvania will kick out gas companies that continue to run up environmental violations, the state's top regulator said Wednesday.

John Hanger, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, vowed to stop issuing permits to frequent violators.

"The only sanction left to government and the people is to tell a company it can't do business here any longer," Hanger told the Tribune-Review. "We're now to the point of really sorting through these violations and identifying companies that don't seem yet to have gotten the message.

"I hope these people and these companies are paying attention." More...

Trooper Accused Of Turning Off Recording Of Sobriety Test

Trooper from Philipsburg charged with tampering with evidence
Centre Daily Times

A state police trooper has been charged with tampering with evidence after state police say he turned off a device that was recording a sobriety test being administered to an off-duty trooper.

Ryan D. Henschel, 32, of Philipsburg, was also suspended without pay, according to a news release issued by state police. He is a six-year veteran of the force. More....

Today is Senior Citizens Day at the McKean County Fair

Thursday at the McKean County Fair
Today is Senior Citizens Day at the McKean County Fair. All senors receive free admission to the fair. The amusement rides begin at 5pm and stock car racing is on tap at 7:30pm tonight.

Bradford Man HIt In Crosswalk By DUI Driver

Man Facing DUI After Striking Pedestrian
A Buffalo man has been charged with DUI after hitting a pedestrian early Sunday morning in Bradford. Court records indicate that Donald Gadley Jr. hit 45 year-old Henry Spencer of Bradford who was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of Barbour and Mechanic Streets when he was struck. Spencer was taken to BRMC for treatment of injuries. Gadley was charged with DUI and jailed on $10,000 bail.



BRADFORD, Pa. – For the second year in a row, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

The tens of billions in tuition money now available with the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill last year has intensified an already strong desire by colleges to court veterans into their classrooms.

“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified. So schools are clamoring for them like never before. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”

Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America and a member of the list’s Academic Advisory Board, agrees. “The Military Friendly Schools list is the gold standard in letting veterans know which schools will offer them the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall experience. It’s especially important now with so many schools competing for military students.”

Pitt-Bradford is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Plan, which fills the gap between in-state and out-of-state tuition for qualifying out-of-state veterans.

Pitt-Bradford will also waive its application fee for veterans and accept some credits from military training and experience.

Like all Pitt-Bradford students, veterans will be eligible for extra academic assistance from the Academic Success Center, and disabled veterans can receive additional assistance from the center’s learning development specialist. Some students may also be eligible for TRiO Student Support Services, which helps first-generation, disabled and other qualified students adjust to and succeed in college.

The list was compiled through exhaustive research starting last April during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide.

For more information on Pitt-Bradford or an eligibility consultation, contact Bob Dilks Jr., director of transfer and nontraditional student recruitment, at or visit .

Area Obituaries

CHAMBERSBURG — Gloria W. Burns, 81, of Chambersburg and formerly of Clearfield, Gettysburg and Port Allegany, passed away in her home on Tuesday (Aug. 17, 2010). Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg.

ELDRED — Scott Dickeson, 46, of Eldred, died Tuesday (Aug. 17, 2010) at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

PFBC Executive Director to discuss Marcellus Shale on WITF Radio Smart Talk

PFBC Executive Director to discuss Marcellus Shale on WITF Radio Smart Talk
If you're concerned about the environmental impacts Marcellus Shale drilling is having on Pennsylvania's aquatic resources, please join us this coming Monday when Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway will appear on the live radio call-in program Radio Smart Talk from 9 - 10 a.m.

The program will air on Harrisburg’s WITF 89.5 FM and may also be viewed and heard statewide at Listeners may submit questions via e-mail at or telephone at 800-729-7532.

Mr. Arway will be addressing issues related to Marcellus Shale and the proposed severance tax, as well as answering general fishing and boating questions.


Glow Industries, Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands Amended

Undeclared Sulfites in "Golden Bridge" Dried Dates

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut-Butter Filling in Their 4 Piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and 12 Piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles

J & H Besta Expands Nationwide Recall of Slim- 30 Herb Supplement to Include Lot 6032101 Found to Contain an Undeclared Drug Ingredient

NuCal Foods Conducts Recall of Shell Eggs Supplied from Wright County Egg Because of Possible Health Risk

Wright County Egg Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

COUNTRY Eggs, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Recall of Large AA Loose 15 dozen Fresh Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

Gustin's Offers PA Inspection Services For Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles

Two More Potter County Burglaries Reported

State Police are investigating two burglaries that occurred in the last few days in the area.

One involves a residential burglary aat the residence of James R. and Linda L. Lane at 230 West Branch of Dingman Run Road in Eulalia Township.

Between 8-13 and 8-16-2010, unknown actor(s) entered 2 separate structures on the property. One structure was entered by cutting a padlock to gain access. The other structure was entered by breaking a small window in the door and subsequently unlocking the door to gain access.

Anyone with information on this burglary is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Jenary is the investigator.

The other burglary reported is at the camp of Norman James Castagnari of Pittsburgh located at 340 Bark Shanty Road in Keating Township, Potter County.

Between 8-14 and 8-17-10, burglars arrived at the camp and threw rocks through two windows on the front side of the camp, removing the glass from a window and entering through the window. The actor(s) then exited through the rear doors of the camp.

Anyone with information on this one is asked to call PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper John Whitcomb is the investigator.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Car Cruise Winners At Roulette Fire Dept. Last Saturday

Car Cruise Winners At Roulette Fire Dept. SaturdayDick Ford receives the Chief''s Award from Fire Chief Ray Kulp.

Best Car Award Presented To Norm Smith by Brad Tucker of the Fire Dept.

Brad Tucker presents Fred Strauss the Best Truck Award on behalf of the Fire Dept. Click any photo to view full screen.

Riverside Church Helps Out With To Fill A Backpack
Volunteers from the Riverside United Methodist Church in Roulette, PA, helped Andy Kulp recently to prepare backpacks for area school kids with the To Fill A Backpack project. Photo by Boots Haskins

2nd Annual Luau At Shinglehouse Fire Dept. August 28th

Automatic Fire Alarm At Cameron County Courthouse

Automatic Fire Alarm At Courthouse
At 9:22 pm on Wednesday, Emporium Fire Dept. was toned out for a commercial smoke alarm of fire at the Cameron County Courthouse. At 9:38: Fire crews have accessed the attic area where the alarm was reported to have come from.

UPDATE: 9:50 pm--Nothing Found, Command Terminated.

Westfield Family Wants Gas Company to Pay Damages for Contaminated Water (VIDEO)

Westfield Family Wants Gas Company to Pay Damages for Contaminated Water (VIDEO) WENY-TV

Wild Well Control Setting Up At Clearfield Airport

Wild Well Control to locate team in Clearfield

By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer
The Progress News-Clearfield, PA

Wild Well Control Inc. of Houston, Texas, is permanently locating a response team in Clearfield to deal with gas well emergencies, announced the Clearfield County Commissioners at a press conference yesterday.

The response team will be based at a 3,600-square-foot hangar at the Clearfield- Lawrence Township Airport and will begin moving in Sept. 1. The team will also have an office in an adjacent building, said Richard Shaffer, manager of the airport.

Three employees will be based at the airport full-time, and additional personnel will be brought in on an as-needed basis, said John Sobel, chairman of the commissioners. He said the team will provide training on an ongoing basis to local emergency responders. More...



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is seeking vendors for its annual block party vendor fair to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 2 as part of Alumni and Family Weekend.

“This event is part of our effort to showcase local food, regional artwork, handcrafted items and more,” said Lindsay Hilton Retchless, director of alumni relations.

The fair will be held on the Campus Drive loop in front of the campus’s townhouses. In the event of rain, it will be held in the McDowell Fieldhouse in the Sport and Fitness Center.

Last year 66 vendors took part in the event. Past vendors have sold hand-made jewelry, homemade food and food items, crafts, spa products, and home-sale products. Also taking part were student organizations, a basset hound rescue organization and an alpaca farm.

Also included this year will be a “Rock the Block” entertainment area with performances by campus groups such as the staff band, Staff Infection.

Booths are $20, but free for nonprofit organizations and Pitt-Bradford alumni.

For more information or to register, contact Stacey Ackley, special events coordinator, at (814)362-0989 or

Talisman Energy USA to upgrade most of SR 3028 in Bradford County

Talisman Energy USA to upgrade most of SR 3028 in Bradford County;

Work starts Aug. 19 under traffic

Motorists in Bradford County are advised that a 3.7-mile section of State Route 3028 (Windfall Road, Cowley Road) in Canton and Granville townships will be upgraded by Talisman Energy USA starting tomorrow, Aug. 19.

81 Yard Sales Signed Up For Coudersport's Town Wide Sale

Hi Jim

Only six days left to sign up
for the Coudersport town-wide yard sales.

There are now 81 families listed and I'm hoping to get 100 by next Tuesday. So, talk to your family members, drag out the junk from the attic, garage, and your closets and earn a few extra bucks.

It's a great day here in Coudersport and surrounding areas when thousands of people travel to our community to find bargains. The more sales listed- the more people will come.

Last year we had people here from all over Pennsylvania, New York State, Ohio, Virginia and Maryland- and even a couple from Deleware- thanks to the help I get from Jim Jones who sends these ads all over the state.

It will be in the Bradford Era, Olean Times Herald and other newspapers and media so now's your chance to get rid of your leftovers. Remember- it might be your junk- but it's another person's treasure.

Shirlee Leete

Shirlee wants everyone to know that there is no charge to sign up or get your sale on the map. You can contact her at Cell- (814)335-2738, or home (814)274-8627 or email her at

New Prison Will Hold 2,000 More Pennsylvania Prisoners

Ground broken for state prison near Rockview

Lock Haven Express

ROCKVIEW - Corrections officials and local leaders say a new, medium-security prison being built in Benner Township will bring 2,000 inmates and at least 600 employees to the area.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for the $176 million State Correctional Institution at Benner in Centre County, one of four new state prisons intended to alleviate overcrowding.

Officials say the prison will use closed-circuit cameras and electronic perimeter detection systems rather than the traditional guard towers visible at the Rockview state prison a few hundred feet away.

The facility is to be in operation by late 2012. More...

Little League World Series Coming Soon WNEP Video


PA's $7.5 Million Dollar Inn Ready To Open At Bald Eagle State Park


$7.5 million inn open for business

Centre Daily Times

Visitors to the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle, which celebrates its grand opening Sept. 2, won’t have to hassle with pitching a tent, building a fire or hauling carloads of gear, but they’ll still have the opportunity to take in pristine landscapes, including a prime view of the fowl-friendly Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir.

The inn, a project of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, cost $7.5 million and is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. It features 16 rooms, complete with Internet connections, satellite TV and Blu-Ray players — certainly not what your average Pennsylvania would expect out of a visit to a state park.

And that’s what the DCNR was aiming for, said deputy press secretary Terry Brady. More...

Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department, 2nd Annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle & others show

Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department, 2nd Annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle & others show
Date: September 11, 2010; show noon to 3:00 PM

Registration begins at 10:00 AM; registration fee pre-entry $5.00; day of show $10.00

Dash Plaques to first 30 registered vehicles

1st & 2nd place awards for cars, trucks & motorcycles; 1st place for others category; awards at 3:00 PM

Send name, address, vehicle make, year and registration fee to:
Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department

112 East Tannery Street
Harrison Valley, PA. 16957
ATTN: Car Show

Chicken Bar-B-Que day of show.

There will also be a flea market. Rent a space for $5.00 with your table or rent a space and table for $10.00 (Contact Lindsay Mearns @ 814-334-5078) to reserve a space.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has been ranked as one of the best regional colleges in the North by U.S.News & World Report.

Pitt-Bradford tied for 31st place among the best regional colleges in the north in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges by U.S.News Media Group. A total of 62 schools were included in the category.

It is the second time that Pitt-Bradford has broken into the top tier of regional schools in the publication. The first was in 2008.

The exclusive rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide, are available today at, and will also be published in the September issue of U.S.News & World Report, on newsstands starting Aug. 31.

Pitt- Bradford was one of only 10 Pennsylvania and 11 public colleges to make the list, which includes schools from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Delaware and New Jersey.

“This is an exciting new development for our campus and our community,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford. “The first-tier ranking by U.S.News & World Report tops off a year of remarkable milestones for our campus and noteworthy achievements by our faculty and staff.”

Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings are the assessment of college presidents, deans and other administrators (25 percent), graduation and retention rates (25 percent), faculty resources (20 percent), student selectivity (15 percent), financial resources (10 percent) and alumni giving (5 percent).

Over the past two decades, the U.S. News college rankings, which group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.

Earlier this month, Pitt-Bradford was recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the best schools in the northeast for the seventh consecutive year.

Time to Apply for Military Academies

Thompson Reminds Seniors in High School: Time to Apply for Military Academies

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard today announced October 1, 2010, is the deadline for high school seniors to apply for nomination through the Bellefonte District Office for acceptance into one of the four military academies for the year 2011.

“If you are interested, it is time to circle that date on your calendar and start putting together the required materials,” Thompson explained.

Thompson’s website: has all the information on the application process under the title of “services,” including an on-line application.

The basic requirements for applying for a nomination are: the candidate must be at least 17 years old but not have passed his or her 23rd birthday; must be a U.S. citizen; must be unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents; must reside within the boundaries of the 5th Congressional District of Pennsylvania; and must be able to meet the medical, physical and academic requirements of the academies.

“The military academies offer an amazing educational experience and the opportunity to serve our country,” said Thompson. “Nominating young men and women to the academies is one of the distinct privileges of my position and I approach the job with pride and diligence.”

The four academies that accept nominations through U.S. government representatives are: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. The remaining U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut accepts candidates based on its own testing criteria.

If there are questions not answered on the Thompson website, applicants can call (814) 353-0215 and ask for the Academy Coordinator, Susan Gurekovich.

Governor Candidate Dan Onorato Supports Severance Tax On Gas Wells

Onorato supports severance tax, lashes out at GOP foe


While in Lycoming County on Tuesday, Dan Onorato expressed his support of a severance tax on drilling, criticized his political opponent for failing to back it and accused him of ducking his invitations for a series of debates.

Unlike Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett, Onorato said he supports a severance tax with revenues directed toward the state Department of Environmental Protection for regulatory oversight of the gas industry, to local municipalities where drilling occurs and for the Growing Greener fund.

Onorato's comments came after a brief visit to Pennsylvania College of Technology.

He noted that much of the drilling is occurring in agricultural areas of the state that will absorb its greatest impacts.

There exists, he said, bipartisan support for a severance tax as many lawmakers, including Republicans, represent districts looking to prevent environmental problems potentially caused by drilling.

He called Corbett "out of touch" for opposing the tax.

Corbett spokesman Kevin Harley responded that Onorato "never met a tax he didn't want or want to hike." More...

Lost Kitten In Coudersport is home


Our 9 wk old kitten named Jack wandered from home yesterday. He is an
orange kitten (approx 3 pounds) with a small shaved patch on one of his
front legs. He was lost in the Seventh Street/CARP park area of

Thank you for posting our lost kitten announcement. You can now remove the posting. Jack is home thanks to two nice gentlemen who found and cared for him.

Howard S Coffey,Topeka, Kansas

Howard S. Coffey passed away Monday, Aug. 9th at his home in Topeka, Kansas after a long illness.

He was born on Nov. 16, 1958 in Bridgeport Conn., a son of Robert E Coffey and Dorothy M Nicholas Coffey.

He attended schools in Conn., he worked at various jobs until retiring due to poor health.

Surviving are two sisters, Robin(Rob)Putnam of Bolivar NY, Katie(Frank)Furman of Coudersport, one brother Terry(Kathy)Hopper of New Haven Conn. and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Robert "Bobby" Coffey.

There will be no visitation as arrangements are under the direction of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Richard T. Clarke III, 35 of Greeneville, Tenn., formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Richard T. Clarke III, 35 of Greeneville, Tenn., formerly of Shinglehouse, PA died on Friday August 6, 2010 in his home in Tenn. unexpectedly of a brief illness.

He was born on August 29, 1974 in Olean, NY. He was the son of Dick T. Clarke of Shinglehouse and the late Julie C. Chamberlin/Clarke of Greeneville.

He was a beloved son, father of three, brother to five, uncle to one and friend to many with a heart of gold. He loved music, the outdoors, family and friends.

Surviving are three sons Adam Clarke and Ethan Clarke of Allegany NY. and Evan Clarke of Greeneville, Tenn. Three brothers Tom Clarke, Dillon Clarke and Chris Clarke all of Shinglehouse, PA. Two sisters Brianna Clarke and Caitlin Clarke both of Shinglehouse, PA. One nephew Alex Clarke of Shinglehouse, PA.

He was predeceased by his mother.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday August 20, 2010 at 3 p.m. in at First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, PA with Rev. Russell Horning. Luncheon will follow at the families home.

Wilcox Man Jailed For Setting House On Fire In Ridgway

Man Charged with Attempted Homicide in
Connection to Ridgway Arson Fire

A Wilcox man is in jail on attempted homicide charges after being accused of trying to burn down a Ridgway house with six people inside.

22-year-old Philip Bradley Wolfel is accused of setting the Depot Street house on fire early last Thursday morning, a couple of hours after he was charged in connection to a fight he had with one of the residents of the house.

All the people in the house escaped, but a 16-year-old boy was treated at Elk Regional Health Center because he was having difficulty breathing several hours after the fire.

Wolfel is facing 23 charges including attempted homicide, arson, and causing a catastrophe.

He’s jailed on $25,000 bail.