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Saturday, September 11, 2010

DEP Head Gives Straight Up Answers On Marcellus Drilling In Interview With Donald Gilliland

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection chief defends regulation of Marcellus Shale drilling


The state Department of Environmental Protection announced last week it is investigating a new instance — this one in Bradford County — of natural gas suddenly appearing in people’s water wells after Marcellus Shale drilling nearby.

This time the gas is bubbling up out of the Susquehanna River, too. It’s called “gas migration.”

It’s not new, and it’s not exclusive to Marcellus drilling. It can happen with various kinds of land disturbance, when shallow gas underground is afforded a route to the surface.

DEP Secretary John Hanger discusses what his agency is doing to regulate Marcellus Shale drilling, why natural gas is better than other fossil fuels and whether or not Pennsylvania’s water is in danger.

Read all of this no BS interview....

Arrested Lock Haven Man Cooked Meth On Pine Mountain

Drug buy leads to police to more meth labs in Clinton County

Two men arrested, search and seizures made last night

September 11, 2010 - By JIM RUNKLE -

LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS- An informant's drug buy under the watchful eye of officers led to the discovery of a second methamphetamine laboratory in Clinton County, authorities allege.

One of the men faces multiple felony charges of manufacturing crystal meth and the other faces conspiracy charges, police said.

Wayne L. Brewer, 45, of East Main Street, Lock Haven, was arrested on 13 drug-related counts.

Brewer told police he had been cooking meth at least five to 10 times on Pine Mountain in Clinton County in July of 2010

Woman Who Robbed Ceres Store Sentenced

Walters gets 5 years in Ceres robbery

Daily Reporter
BELMONT —A woman armed with a hunting knife who demanded money and cigarettes from a Ceres market drew a five-year prison sentence Thursday.

District Attorney Terrence M. Parker reported Amy R. Walters, 22, of Little Genesee, was also sentenced by Judge Thomas Brown in county court to five years of post-release supervision and was ordered to pay $382 in restitution, a surcharge and DNA fee. She pleaded guilty to felony first-degree robbery. More...

Patsy's Day Care Accepting Applications Now

Open House Today

Taste Sampling Today At Coudersport Jubilee Of Miller's Mustard

Miller's Mustard
a taste sampling at Jubilee in Coudersport from 11-3 pm today

Try some REALLY good mustard!

2 varieties to choose from 1. Hot and Sweet 2. Mild and Sweet.

Miller's Mustard won 1st place 2010 Scovie Award out of 800 entries.

See you there!

Running In The Marine Corps Marathon on October 31

Racing to Save Lives

I am running in the Marine Corps Marathon on October 31, 2010. I am trying to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society assists patients and families who are fighting any of the blood cancers such as leukemia, myeloma, lymphoma, and Hodgkins lymphoma. The LLS is relentless in their search for a cure. The hope is that with accelerated funding for research, all blood cancers will be curable by 2015.

We started our fund raising a couple months ago and I am excited to say that we have reached our original personal goal of $1500. I would like all of the families and individuals that have supported our efforts so far. Thank you to: Penny Thomas, Thelma Swift, Barney and Betty Saulter, Dr. Brenda Wahlers, Al McLaughlin, Tim Whitter, Tony and Annette Desio, Tom Wallace, Mary Smith, Brian Smith, George Decker, Jim and Tracy Thorp, Phil and Elaine Bowman, Joe Petrencsik, Tilghman Smith, April and Greg Rukgraber, Karin Karr, Paul and Mary Lilja, Sean Lynn, Brian Caldwell, Adam Misterka, Jesse Kline, Barry and Corinne English, Marty and Amy English, Dave and Sherry Tubbs, those that supported our yard sale, those that have supported our candy bar fund raiser, and those that have donated anonymously.

I would also like to thank the local business that have supported us with their donations. Thank you to: Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy, Inc., William R. Karshner and Sons Insurance Company, Kightlinger Motors, Inc., and Dollar General (especially the Coudersport Store Manager, Darlene). These businesses really do care about their community. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

These individuals, families, and companies realize that sometimes people in our community are faced with health concerns and diagnosis that can be devastating. They care and they just want to help. Please help me in thanking them for supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

I am reminded of the parable of the good Samaritan.
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the marrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise.
Luke 10:30-37

We still have about 7 weeks until the Marine Corps Marathon. We are still continuing our fund raising efforts. Please visit our website at:

Donations can be made online or mailed to us at:

Paul Tubbs
109 Angel Lane
Coudersport, PA 16915

Please make checks out to “The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society”.
All donations are tax deductible.


Cathryn F. Matthews-Black, 100, Formerly Of 57 Derrick Rd.,Bradford, Pa.

Cathryn F. Matthews Black

Cathryn F. Matthews-Black, 100, formerly of 57 Derrick Road, passed away Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born October 2, 1909, in Gifford, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Julia (Dunn) Francis.

On February 8, 1931 in Bradford she married James Matthews who died May 11, 1963, then on December 30, 1986 she married James Black who died May 26, 2008.

Mrs. Black was a 1927 graduate of Bradford High School. She had attended the Buffalo School of Nursing. She had worked at Aleci Jewelers and then for Reed's Jewelers

She was a member of St. Bernard Church, and attended the First United Methodist Church with her second husband for over twenty years. She was a member of the Triangle Club, Current Events Club, She volunteered for the American Red Cross Meals on Wheels Program and she rang the Christmas Bells for the Salvation Army for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Julia (Sam) Krieg of Kennebunkport, ME, Marcia Grove (Bob) Pfouts of Vandalia, OH, and Gayle (Tom) Kochan of Greenwich, CT, a son, James (Kay) Matthews of Florham Pack, NJ, 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a special friend Beverly Rice.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husband, a daughter Sara "Sally" Campbell, four sisters and four brothers.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 2-4pm and 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. where funeral and committal services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, September 15th, with Father Samuel Slocum, pastor of St. Francis Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to McKean County Special Olympics PO Box 101 Bradford, PA 16701, or the charity of the donors choice.

Troopers Charge Genesee Man After Assault On Juvenile

Christopher Crippen, 19, of 1726 Grover Hollow Road, Genesee, PA, will be charged with Simple Assault and Harassment after punching a 17 year old juvenile in the face with a closed fist multiple times at 268 Main Street in Genesee Township on Thursday at 7:50 pm.

He will answer the charges in District Court 55-4-01.

Juvenile To Be Charged After Hitting 37 Year Old Woman

State Police investigated the report of a domestic altercation which occurred on Wednesday at 7:30 pm on North Hollow Road in Eulalia Township.

A 17 year old male and a 37 year old female engaged in a verbal argument which turned physical. The 17 tear old struck the 37 yer old in the face, leaving visible swelling and bruising around the victim's left eye and cheek.

Troopers said a Juvenile Allegation will be filed with the Potter County Probation Office charging the 17 year old with Simple Assault, and Harassment.

Automatic Fire Alarm At Northern Tier Children's Home

Automatic Fire Alarm At Children's Home
At 12:44 am on Saturday, Harrison Valley, Dept.20. , Ulysses Dept. 47, Westfield Dept. 5 have been dispatched for an automatic alarm to the Northern Tier Children's Home on Route 49.

Chief on scene reports nothing showing. Ulysses and Westfield units have been recalled at 12:52.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Songwriter's Roundtable At Olga Saturday

Saturday, September 11

Songwriters' Roundtable

Songwriters' Roundtable 9.11.10
Join Sarkissian & Sheen heralding from Delaware & Eileen Tipping & Chris Adams heralding from Philadelphia for an evening of first-rate original music!

Hosted by Jakob's Hollow.

These four very talented singer songwriters have been celebrating the release of Sarkissian's & Sheen's new CD release with concerts in the Philadelphia area this summer.

More information & recordings of these musicians can be found at , , ,

Cafe Olga
4 East 2nd Street
Coudersport, Pennsylvania 16915
Saturday, September 11 @ 7:30 PM
$10 Cover Charge & $5 18 years & younger

Coudersport 4 Smethport 1

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Open House Saturday At 413 Ross Street, Coudersport

Gas Drillers List Jobs For Locals On New Website

Marcellus Shale Coalition Launches
Online Marcellus Jobs Headquarters

Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition launched an interactive website dedicated to connecting job seekers with its member companies operating throughout the Marcellus region.

The site -- -- offers in-depth descriptions of the broad range of jobs available in the industry, as well as current openings and employment opportunities.

Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the coalition, says the industry is committed to putting Pennsylvanians to work, strengthening their workforce and putting the country on a path toward a cleaner and more secure energy future.

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Sharon Center Resident Writes About Leaking Gas Main

Residents: We reported gas smell days before deadly blast


As I read the above headlines I a dismayed at my own experience with a leaking 24” line within 100 Yards of my home in Sharon Center.

I called the 800 # on the pipeline marker in May 2010. That afternoon my wife found a service man replacing our gas meter on the house.

She questioned him and he replied. “you called in a leak didn’t you?” She then physically showed him the 100 sqr. Ft. of brown grass on the pipeline in our

Lawn. He place flags all over the lawn. Again that was in May, nothing since. Upon seeing the headlines of the fires in Calf. This morning I became concerned even more.

I call the “Dept. of Environmental Protection” , guess what? They don’t oversee pipelines, Dept. of Transportation does. I called them they never returned my call.

I have recalled the emergency 800 # for national fuel and not much satisfaction with that one again. They aren’t sure whose line it is.

I have contacted our State rep. we see what that does. In the mean time if Sharon Center blows up please forward this Email to some one that cares.


Phil Williams
State route 44
Shinglehouse Pa

Open Arms Church Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Hello everybody!

I hope you are getting geared up for Open Arm's Workday tomorrow,
Sept. 11! Starting at 9:00am we will be working on preparing for the
fall launch and remodeling in the Childrens Ministry. We will be
framing walls, demo, painting, drywalling, moving A/V equipment,
cleaning and organizing, and so much more. Plenty to do for all ages
and skills. Bring tools or not. Bring a friend. Food will be provided.

We are headed into the second week of the series, "So Others May
Live." Will you help someone who may be drowing in the storms of life
to grab on to Jesus before they drown? We need to get serious, get
prepared and get commited to going out on the mission God has sent us
on. Come and listen in! Sunday's @ 9:15 and 11:00.

Don't forget! This weekend, bring an address or two of unchurched
friends to put on a post card!

Growth Group Facilitators Training this Sunday, Sept. 12 after
service. Immedietely following 2nd service.

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 or Mike for details.

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

Growth Groups Sign Ups!
Starting September! Get plugged in!

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

Week of Prayer & Fasting: September 20-24

Last Friday Prayer & Praise Service. September 24, 7p-9p. Join Us for
praise, prayer, communion, and fellowship.

BIG DAY! New Series October 3: Unstoppable- How to keep life from
becoming a train wreck. Everyone bring one!

Connect with us on the web! or on facebook!/openarmsbradford.

Have the best weekend ever! God Bless

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

George Slotta, 93, formerly of 45 East Warren Road, Custer City, PA

George Slotta, 93, formerly of 45 East Warren Road, Custer City, passed away Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at the Sena Kean Manor.

Born May 20, 1917, in Backus, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Janov) Slotta. He attended Bradford schools.

On August 31, 1946 in Bradford, he married Helen Irene (Hart) Slotta who died on November 23, 2007.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force on Noverber 5, 1942 and served during WW II stationed in northern Italy with the B-24th Bomb Squadron and flew over 35 missions. He was awarded numerous medals including the Purple Heart, he was honorably discharged on June 3, 1945.

He was employed as a Lead man at W. R. Case Cutlery retiring in 1982 after 43 years of service. After his retirement he operated a collector's certified repair center from his home for Case Cutlery for another 21 years.

He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, the Anthonian Men's Club, he was an original member of the Board of Directors at Pine Acres Country Club, he was an avid golfer for over 50 years and golfed in the City Beer's Golf League. He was a former member of the Bradford Moose Lodge, the Polaski Club of Olean, He was a licensed pilot and had a plane hangered at the Bradford Airport for over 45 years.

Surviving is one daughter, Susie (Keith) Anderson of Clarkdale AZ, one son, Kenneth G. (Ann) Slotta of Turtlepoint, one sister in law, Alice Hart, two brother in laws: John Hart, and Jim Hart all of Bradford, nine grandchildren: Joy (Rick) Brocious, Wendy Hervatin, Jason Slotta, Tim Slotta, Kenneth Anderson, Kirk (Michelle) McDowell, Don (Melinda) Raymo, Teresa (Todd) Miller, Wynann (Will) Raymo, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers: Mike Slotta, and John Slotta, three sisters: Mary Vantine, Ann Grimsby, and Elizabeth Slotta.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday September 12th, from 2:00pm to 8:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., where a prayer service will be held Monday at 10:15am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, with Father Samuel B. Slocum, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and military honors will follow in in St. Bernard Cemetery. A Christian Wake service will be held at 5:00pm Sunday in the funeral home with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor of St. Bernard Church.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Sena Kean Manor Activities Fund, or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at

Methane Gas


Tim Walck To Perform At Olga Friday Night

Friday Night Jazz
Tim Walck Performing at Cafe Olga
Tim Walck

Please join Tim Walck & maybe some fellow musicians for an evening of cool jazz...a great way to wind down & wind into the weekend.

Cafe Olga
4 East 2nd Street
Coudersport, Pennsylvania 16915
Friday, September 10 @ 7:00 PM
No Cover but Gratuities for Musicians Graciously Accepted

Buffet Luncheon Saturday At Crittenden

Community Garden Vegetables To Be Featured At Buffet Luncheon


Members of the public can enjoy a buffet luncheon that includes fresh vegetables, while supporting two good causes, on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport. Students from the 4-H Science of Gardening program have grown many of the vegetables that will be served at the fund-raising luncheon for the Coudersport Senior Center. Serving is from 11 am to 2 pm, and the cost is $5.50 per person.

“This has been a great year for the Community Garden and the kids have been looking for a way to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported us,” explained Carrie Bowman, Cooperative Extension youth educator, who has teamed with horticulturalist Bill Waltman to oversee the garden at Maple View. They were on hand Thursday to join the students in giving guided tours of the community garden. Above, the youngsters negotiate a sale to Coudersport’s Barb Heimel.

The leaders integrate gardening information with studies of climate, soils and agricultural economics. They report that the 2010 growing season has been above-average, producing a good yield of crops. As they did during the Community Garden’s inaugural year in 2009, the students have donated some of their crops to senior citizens and people in need.

Vegetables have been grown without the use of pesticides. Crop rotations, composting, and cover crops are being used to move the garden toward organic certification in the coming years. The project’s “hands-on” approach teaches the group about the stages of plants, timing of insect arrivals, fungal diseases, pollination processes, and the role of rotations in soil health and quality. Local farmers have donated supplies and assistance and parents have pitched in to help. For more information on the Community Garden, contact Carrie Bowman at or 274-8540.

Bridge work in Potter and Cameron Starts Tuesday

Bridge work in Potter and Cameron counties will feature temporary signals
Signals will be in place Tuesday

Clearfield – Bridge preservation work in Potter and Cameron counties will feature temporary signals, starting Tuesday, September 14. The temporary signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern across each of the bridges.

Crews will rotate repair work between three bridges—two in Potter County and one in Cameron County. Work zones include:

• Bridge on Route 872 in the village of Wharton, Potter County

• Bridge on Route 1003(Loucks Mills Road) in Potter County; south of the village of Loucks Mills

• Bridge on Route 4004 (Rich Valley Road) in Cameron County, near the village of Lockwood

Work will include structure rehabilitation, sub-structure repair and new latex concrete bridge deck surfaces. Work is expected to last until early October, weather permitting. Swank Associated Companies, Inc. is the contractor on this $2.3 million project to rehabilitate five bridges in Clearfield, Potter and Cameron counties.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, use caution in construction zones, and always buckle up.


Seismic Crews Doing Testing In Roulette
Please notify your readers that we have just been informed that the seismic crews will be in Roulette starting as early as Sunday to perform the vibration tests on the roads and will be setting off the charges in the area as they go as well.

Their representative stated that the vibrations should barely be felt, if at all and the charges will only make a boom about as loud as slamming a door and should not be felt more than 100 feet from the charge itself.

The seismic crews will have traffic control personnel on site during the testing as the vibration crew has a veritable convoy of vehicles that will be performing this testing.


Jonathan E. Huff

Secretary / Treasurer
Water / Waste Water System Operator
Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator

Roulette Township

Update for Route 219/Bradford Bypass

Update for Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project for Week of Sept. 13

Clearfield – PennDOT issues the following travel update for the Route 219
Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. This update is for the week of
Sept. 13. 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 for a new barrier wall. Expect delays during work hours.

• Northbound traffic is sharing a lane with southbound traffic, separated by temporary concrete barrier from Mill Street to north of Hillside Drive.

• Northbound ramps at Foster Brook Interchange are closed. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.

• No construction activity is expected on Bolivar Drive/State Route 346. Bridge painting at this location will take place later in September.

• The Tuna Valley Trail access at Bolivar Drive is closed due to bridgework. Trail access is still available at Crook Farms and Seward Avenue side of Tuna Crossroads.

• Northbound access at Kendall Avenue remains open.

• Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 south to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.

• The contractor continues to perform bridge repairs and highway lighting.

• 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.

Ronald G. COWBURN, 77, of Ulysses, PA

Ronald G. COWBURN, 77, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Genesee Men Jailed For Stealing Copper Pipe From House

Two Genesee residents were jailed on burglary charges Wednesday after a search warrant was served on their residence.

State Police said Jackie Bracey, 53, and Michael John Cardy, 44, of 2190 Hickox-Ulysses Road, Genesee, PA, arrived in a 1994 black & purple Ford Ranger at 551 Pump Station Road on Tuesday at 3:45 pm. The truck was reported to have wooden boards mounted on top of bed rails.

Cardy stopped the vehicle at the above location and Bracey entered the unoccupied structure owned by Tennesee Gas Pipeline. Cardy then drove away.

While inside the residence, Bracey removed the copper piping/tubing which was mounted along the walls and ceiling of the residence. Bracey was observed carrying the copper through a field on the property and toward the driveway.

Cardy then returned to the scene and picked up Bracey. Both men then fled the scene.

On Wednesday, after troopers received information pertaining to the incident, a search warrant was executed on the men's residence, resulting in the arrest of both men.

The pair was arraigned in District Court 55-4-01. Bail was set at $15,000. Straight for each of the men. Unable to post bail, they were committed to the Potter County Jail.

Rotellos To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Sunday

The 69th annual Crandall Hill Old Home Day is set for Sunday

The 69th annual Crandall Hill Old Home Day is set for Sunday, September 12 at the Crandall Hill Community Building (former Hebron Grange Hall).

Dinner will be served at 1:00 p.m. with a program to follow.

The Crandall Hill Old Home Day tradition dates to September 4, 1938 when a group of neighbors and folks with ties to the Crandall Hill/Hebron area gathered to share a meal and reminisce.

All former and present residents of the Crandall Hill/Hebron areas are invited to participate. Those attending should bring a dish to share and table service.

George Slotta, 93, a life long resident of Custer City, PA

George Slotta, 93, a life long resident of Custer City,who from many years resided on West Warren Road, passed away Thursday September 9th at the Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.

Friends will be received on Sunday September 12th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. South Avenue where a prayer service will be held at 10:15am Monday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church with Father Samuel Slocum, pastor as celebrant.

A Christian Wake Service will be held at 5:00pm Sunday with the Rev. Leo Gallina pastor of St. Bernard Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

A complete obituary will appear on Saturday. Online condolences may be made at

DEP Releases Preliminary Marcellus Shale Production Data

DEP Releases Preliminary Marcellus Shale Production Data
Full Database to Go Online Nov. 1

HARRISBURG -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger announced today that preliminary production data for Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in the state is now available online for the first time, offering more transparency for the public.

Under Act 15 of 2010, Marcellus operators were required to report their well production totals from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 by Aug. 15.

“Governor Rendell signed legislation in March that does away with provisions in the Oil and Gas Act that required production data to be kept confidential for five years, removing a much-criticized layer of secrecy and giving the public and government unprecedented access to this information,” Hanger said. “This action modernizes our data collection and reporting processes and gives the public and policymakers a clear picture of how much natural gas is being generated by the rapidly-growing Marcellus Shale industry.”

The preliminary report is now available at by clicking on “Oil & Gas,” then “Bureau of Oil and Gas Management,” and finally “New – O&G Production” in the left navigation bar. Updated reports will be made available every six months.

According to DEP, 18 of the state’s 74 Marcellus Shale operators had yet to submit the required information as of Sept. 7. The secretary has said the department will pursue whatever enforcement action is necessary to ensure compliance with the law.

Hanger added that beginning Nov. 1, the public will be able to search all oil and natural gas production data statewide, including historic production data, and will also be able to track how much drilling waste and wastewater is being generated at drilling sites.

Under Act 15, all other oil and gas production besides Marcellus wells must be reported annually.

Home For Sale in Ulysses

Home For Sale in Ulysses - 3 Bedroom - 2 full bath - vaulted ceilings in open living-dining-kitchen area - laundry room - front porch - childrens' playhouse - large shed. If interested please call 814-274-8564.

Smethport Rotary, Charles Cole to Host Comprehensive Blood Analysis This Saturday

Smethport Rotary, Charles Cole to Host Comprehensive Blood Analysis On Saturday

Still Time To Register--Walk-in's Welcome

The Smethport Rotary Club and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will hold a comprehensive blood analysis from 6 to 10 a.m., September 11 at the Smethport Firehall, Water Street, Smethport.

The screening will include over 30 commonly requested blood tests including CBC, comprehensive, coronary risk, and liver function profiles. The cost for the screening is $45. A 12-hour fast is recommended. Optional tests include prostate specific antigen (PSA), $25, and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), $15.

Appointments can be made at or by calling CCMH’s centralized scheduling at 260-5474 or toll free at 877/364-7905 .

Convention Scheduled For Potter County Townships

2nd Class Township Convention Scheduled Sept. 25th

Officials representing townships of the second class in Potter County will convene on Saturday, September 25th at Potato City Country Inn for their 81st Annual County Convention. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the Convention starting at 9:00 a.m.

The purpose of the annual convention is to provide township officials with up-to-date information to help them better serve their residents and to give them an opportunity to exchange ideas on local government issues.

The convention will feature a wide range of speakers, including James Wheeler, director of environmental affairs; manager, CDL programs of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. Wheeler will talk about legislation affecting townships of the second class, association programs and services for townships, and issues of major importance to townships and their residents.

The State Association of Township Supervisors represents Pennsylvania’s 1, 455 townships of the second class, 24 of which are located in Potter County.

Other speakers who will address the township officials include Honorable Stephen Minor, Judge of Potter County; Suzan Paisley representing State Representative Martin T. Causer; Peter Winkler representing U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson; Chuck Dillon representing Lieutenant Governor Joseph B. Scarnati; Charlotte Deitrick, Potter County Planning; Potter County Commissioners Douglas Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover; and Marlin Moore for the Committee for Earned Income Tax. The afternoon will feature a Round Table discussion to answer questions from the Township Officials.

It is important that all Township Supervisors, Township Secretaries, Auditors and Tax Collectors attend the convention.

Open House Saturday At 413 Ross Street, Coudersport

Patsy's Day Care Accepting Applications For Birth To 12

Copper Wire Stolen From Railroad

Unknown actor(s) removed about 200 feet of copper wire from the railroad tracks where they cross Route 59 at the underpass.

The theft occurred between Sept. 5 and 6th in Keating Township, McKean County. The wire is owned by the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Railroad of Bradford, PA. Anyone with information should contact PSP.

Gas Companies Lobbying To Take Your Gas

In Ohio, a gas drilling company used eminent domain to drill for gas right next door to a daycare center. And now, gas industry lobbyists are working in Harrisburg to make it legal to let companies like Exxon Mobil do that here in Pennsylvania.

Tell your state representative to block gas companies from using eminent domain to drill in Pennsylvania.

Gas companies are trying to pass a new law to allow "forced pooling," which would permit those companies to seize mineral rights through eminent domain. If forced pooling were to be allowed, people from Squirrel Hill to State College to the Poconos could be forced to allow Marcellus Shale gas drilling near their property.

PennEnvironment is working to stop this proposal so that gas companies cannot drill next to or underneath your land against your wishes. However, these companies are hiring well-connected lobbyists -- including former Gov. Tom Ridge -- to help pass eminent domain policies. If it passes, this policy would be bad news for landowners who don't want to lease their underground mineral rights for Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

Contact your state legislators and tell them to oppose forced pooling this fall:


David Masur
PennEnvironment Director

Port Allegany 7th Grade and Jr. High Football @ Coudersport

Port Allegany 7th Grade and Jr. High Football @ CoudersportClick on any photo to enlarge

Paul Burdick Sports Images

Grace P. HURD, 89, of Ulysses, PA

Grace P. HURD, 89, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, August 12, 2010.

A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 11, 2010 in the All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookland, PA. The Rev. Janis Yskamp, Rector, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Saints Church, c/o Patti Gamble, Horse Shoe Road, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

PennDOT invites young artists to express their creativity

PennDOT Encourages Students to Enter Aviation Art Contest

Harrisburg – PennDOT invites young artists to express their creativity through its annual aviation art contest, sponsored by the department’s Bureau of Aviation.

“We’ve been very pleased with the participation and creativity students showed in this contest in the past,” said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. “Aviation supports thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania, so we’re glad that kids are learning about an important industry and having fun at the same time.”

“The View from the Pilot’s Seat” is the theme of this year’s contest. Entries will be judged in two divisions: first through third grades, and fourth and fifth grades. There will be 22 statewide winners, with one winner from each division selected from each of PennDOT’s 11 district offices. Winners will receive a certificate signed by Secretary Biehler and a mounted, full-color, 16-by-20-inch copy of their entry. The students’ schools will also receive a mounted copy of the artwork for display.

Artwork should be submitted on 8.5-by-11-inch or 9-by-12-inch paper, unframed, unmatted and unlaminated. All work must be done by hand (there is an exception for children with physical challenges).

Permitted formats are: acrylic, oil paint, felt-tip pens, indelible ink, soft ballpoint pens, watercolor or crayons. Formats that are not permitted include: non-permanent media such as pencil or charcoal, computer-generated artwork and collage work using photocopies.

The back of each submission should include the student’s name, teacher’s name, grade level, county and school address and phone number. Entries will not be returned.

Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 15. Send entries to: Bureau of Aviation, c/o Harrison Brooks, 400 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120 or PO Box 3457, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0064.

Winners’ schools will be notified by telephone.

Last year’s winners are viewable under the Bureau of Aviation’s “Communications” section on For more information, call 717-783-8800.

Proposed Tire Burning Plant Is Upwind From Potter/McKean Counties

Developers say energy plant will bring jobs, won't impact environment

MEADVILLE -- The developers of a proposed power plant in Crawford County predict the tires-to-energy facility will release tons of pollution into the atmosphere each year.

But the toxins -- including 253 tons of nitrogen dioxide, 143 tons of sulfur dioxide and 200 tons of particulate matter -- fall below the level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deems to be of "significant impact," according to models created by Crawford Renewable Energy. More...

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Ann B. BAUMGARNER, 76, of Ulysses, PA

Ann B. BAUMGARNER, 76, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in Cindy’s Personal Care Home, Westfield, PA.

Born June 13, 1934, in Walnut Cove, NC, she was the daughter of Henry C. and Annie L. Daugherty Burnette.

A 1952 graduate of Black Mountain High School in Black Mountain , NC, she completed a business course at Blantons Business College in Asheville, NC.

On April 7, 1954, in Toccoa, GA, she married Lowell Baumgarner, who survives.

She was employed by the Northern Potter School District in the cafeteria for 15 years. She was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, Sunday school treasurer, church treasurer, ABW, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses.

Surviving besides her husband, Lowell, are: two sons, Steve L. Baumgarner of Sabinsville, PA and Michael L. Baumgarner of Ulysses; two daughters, Karen A. (Thomas) Breckley of McKean, PA and Nancy J. (Scott) Bice of Ulysses; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; friends and caregivers, Cindy and George Ritchey and Carol and Mark Gardner.

Friends may call Friday, September 10, 2010 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. An Eastern Star service will be held 8:30 PM Friday in the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday in the Ulysses First Baptist Church. The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 153, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Rapist Hearing Postponed To Sept. 22

Accused Rapist Hearing Continued
The court hearing for accused abductor and rapist Mike Beaulieu has been postponed until September 22.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Jeff Walters says that Beaulieu's hearing Wednesday in Canada was continued at the request of the his lawyer.

Walters says a Canadian court did find Beaulieu mentally fit to stand trial after a psychological evaluation. The 35 year-old Beaulieu of Anson Maine is facing numerous charges locally, including rape, stemming from his alleged attack on two people in the Allegheny National Forest on Aug. 3.

Water Well Ruined By Methane Gas From Deep Source

Couple files complaint with DEP over source of foul water

GRANVILLE SUMMIT - When Chad and Shana Spencer of this rural township in Bradford County agreed to allow Talisman Energy (formerly Fortuna) to harvest natural gas from beneath their property, they never dreamed the end result would be the loss of their water well.

The Spencers live on 1.34 acres and had signed a "non-surface rights" lease with Talisman on the verbal condition that their well water would not be tainted, but when the water coming from their faucets began to show turbidity and was full of sediment, Shana Spencer said she thought her worst fears were coming true.

Spencer, a stay-at-home mother of four children, said the water began showing signs that something was wrong back in late 2008, shortly after drilling began on the Foust well about a half-mile from their Granville Township home.

"On Nov. 16, water had come out looking disgusting, full of sediment. We had lived here about four years and never had issues with the well water - ever. So, I thought it had to be coming from the gas company," Spencer said. More...

Area Obituaries

EMPORIUM — C. Wilson Hudson, 105, of Emporium, died Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2010) in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

SMETHPORT — Lawrence A. “Larry” Stratton Jr., 72, of the East Valley Road, died Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2010) in the Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center, Smethport, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Lisa H. Tanner, 33, of Philadelphia, formerly of Coryville, died Monday (Sept. 6, 2010) in Philadelphia following a long illness.

Bradford Era Driver Saves The Day For Pregnant Mom

Special delivery: Era route driver aids woman about to give birth

A Bradford Era route driver in Emporium for 26 years, Tim Hoffower has seen many unusual sights and made hundreds of deliveries, but this week he aided in one very special delivery he won’t be forgetting soon. Photo

Man Killed In Tioga County Crash

Fatal crash Wednesday in Tioga County, Pa.

Star Gazette

A 60-year-old Canton, Pa., resident was killed Wednesday afternoon when the Silverado she was a passenger in went off the road, went airborne and rolled.

Leslie Layser was pinned under the truck and declared dead at the scene, near 1268 Morris Run Road in Hamilton Township, Tioga County, Pa.

According to state police at Mansfield, the driver of the truck, Jon O’Hara, 64, also of Canton, was traveling at an excessive rate of speed when the crash occurred just east of the village of Morris Run around 3:20 p.m. More...

Purchase Fresh Garden Products Today At Maple View

Community Garden Market/Tour Thursday; Public Welcome

September 8th, 2010

garden5Members of the public can purchase fresh vegetables and learn more about the successful Community Garden on Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Maple View property, just off Rt. 872, in Coudersport.

The 4-H Science of Gardening program is holding a Fall Harvest Market from 11 am to 6 pm. Additionally, at 5 pm there will be a tour of the garden and a recap of the project, with details on field trials, cover crops, this year’s growing season and plans for the 2011 garden.

The Community Garden is under the direction of Carrie Bowman, Cooperative Extension youth educator, and Bill Waltman, an Extension horticulturalist who serves as the program’s agricultural coordinator. Members of the Spud Growers FFA Chapter of Coudersport High School have also assisted, as have parents of some of the students, including Eric Boucher of Austin, shown here.

Some of the produce has been donated to senior citizens and people in need, while some has been sold to raise funds for 4-H. Crops have been grown without the use of pesticides. Crop rotations, composting, and cover crops are being used to move the garden toward organic certification in the coming years.

The project’s “hands-on” approach teaches the group about the stages of plants, timing of insect arrivals, fungal diseases, pollination processes, and the role of rotations in soil health and quality. Local farmers have donated supplies and assistance. For more information, email or 274-8540.

Return of the Songwriter's Roundtable

Hello Mountain"ears"!

We are back with another season of the Songwriter's Roundtable, woo hoo!

The first Roundtable will be held on Saturday, September 11th at Cafe' Olga, from 7:30 to 10:30

For 2010/2011 we will be returning to the original "in the Round" format.

Visit for the season line-up and to listen to music samples from featured performers.


The Roundtable will welcome back BJ Sarkissian and Tamara (DE), along with Eileen Tipping and Chris Adams (PA), Four extremely talented songwriters and performers who have been celebrating the release of Sarkissian and Sheen's new CD release with combined shows around the Philadelphia area. Jakob's Hollow members will once again host the Roundtable.

Tickets are $10 adults, under 18 years $5

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fly Flag On September 11


Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE forward
this Email immediately to everyone in your address book asking
them to also forward it.

If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those
people do the same ... you get the idea.

On Saturday, September 11th, 2010, an American flag should be
displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in
the United States . Every individual should make it their duty
to display an American flag on this ninth anniversary of one our
country's worst tragedies. We do this honor of those who lost
their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who
continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at
home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was
bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible
losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly,
those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us
through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to
galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of
our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all

Action Plan:
So, here's what we need you to do ...
(1) Forward this email to everyone you know (at least 11
people). Please don't be the one to break this chain. Take a
moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those
sentiments guide you.
(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly,
Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then
at least make it a priority on this day.

Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God Bless
America !!!

Sandra Lea Hand, 71, of The Jenny L. Manor in Eldred, formerly of Rixford, PA

ELDRED, PA - Sandra Lea Hand, 71, of The Jenny L. Manor in Eldred, formerly of Rixford, passed away Sunday (Sept. 5, 2010) at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 30, 1938, in Portville, NY, she was a daughter of Henry Earl and Carrie Moore Hand.
Sandra graduated from Marienville High School in 1956, was a lifelong resident of Rixford and was employed by Jaguar Manufacturing in Smethport for several years.

She was a member of the Sawyer Evangelical Church in Corwins Corners and enjoyed writing short stories and watching movies.

Surviving are three aunts, Eleanor Hand of Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport, June Hand of Bradford and Bea Minor of New York City; and several cousins.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral and committal services will be held Thursday (Sept. 9, 2010) at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bradley Preston, pastor of the Sawyer Evangelical Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Memorials may be made to the Sawyer Evangelical Church, Otto Ambulance Fund or Eldred Ambulance Fund.

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Lennart C. "Lenny" Vanerstrom Jr., 62, formerly of Burnside Ave., , Bradford, PA

Lennart C. "Lenny" Vanerstrom Jr., 62, formerly of Burnside Ave., who resided at the Bradford Ecumenical Home, went peacefully to be with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, on September 8, 2010, after a lengthy battle with COPD and Cancer.
Born December 29, 1948 in Bradford he was a son of the late Lennart C. Vanerstrom Sr. and Frances D. (Sherrick) Vanerstrom-Gross. Lenny was a lifelong resident of Bradford and attended Hobson Place Elementary School, School Street Junior High, and graduated from Bradford High School in 1966.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in March, 1968, where he served his country proudly in Viet Nam. Lenny extended his service in Viet Nam six months to obtain an early release. Lenny received the National Defense Service Medal, the Marksman Badge for the M-14, The Viet Nam Service Medal, the Viet Nam Campaign Medal, and the Overseas Service Bar. He was honorably discharged in October, 1969. After his discharge he married the late JoAnn Nash.

Lenny worked various jobs in the Bradford area. His last job was as a security guard for Dresser Mfg. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed visiting with his friends there. Lenny had an engaging smile and a great laugh. He will be missed.

Surviving is one son, Len C. Vanerstrom III of Atlanta, two brothers: David (Kris) Vanerstrom, Burlington, Iowa, Alan ‘Carl’ (Azucena) Vanerstrom, of Bradford, and one sister, Karen (Don) Sipko, of Bradford and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, September 11th at 2:00pm in the Living Waters Church 3036 W. State St., Olean, with the Rev. Mike Nolder, pastor officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorial contributions on Lenny’s behalf can be made to: the Bradford Ecumenical Home, 100 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, Pa. 16701, or to the Charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at



The Treasure Chest on Main St., in Austin provides next to new clothing and many household items and are offering a Special Brown bag (provided at the store) for you to fill for $1.00 or bring your own garbage size bag and fill it for $5.00.

Store hours are 10 AM to Noon and 5:30 to 7 PM (Mon.-Sat.) and is sponsored by the
Austin United Methodist Church.

The special bag sale listed above is ongoing now through Sept. 26!

Come in and shop around – we have something for everyone.

Dr. Samuel Frederick Zeigler, 96, of 75 Crooker House Lane, Bradford, PA

Dr. Samuel Frederick Zeigler, 96, of 75 Crooker House Lane, passed away Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahil Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

I-180 lane restrictions for bridge approach work

I-180 lane restrictions for bridge approach work

Motorists traveling Interstate 180 at Williamsport are advised of a lane
closure in the vicinity of the Hepburn Street Interchange today.

A PennDOT maintenance crew will be patching the approaches to smooth the
transition to the bridge decks.

The lane restrictions are expected to be in effect through most of today.

Genevieve "Gene" Wharton Geise, 99, a former long time resident of Olean and Allegany NY, most recently of Chapel Ridge

Genevieve "Gene" Wharton Geise, 99, a former long time resident of Olean and Allegany NY, most recently of Chapel Ridge, passed away Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 5, 1912, in Bradford, a daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Helen (O'Mara) Wharton. Gene was the seventh child of a seventh child, born in the seventh month at the seventh hour.

She graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1930 in its largest class of 80 graduates. It was held at Shea's Theatre on June 15, 1930. An Alumnus of the University of Michigan, she enjoyed a varied business career with McCort Label Co., Zippo Manufacturing, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance, the New York Department of Labor, she owned and operated Geise's Grocery on 8th and State Street in Olean, and retired as Post Master after 21 years with the St. Bonaventure Post Office.

She was married October 28, 1939 in St. Bernard Church by Msgr. David L. Hickey to J. William Geise Sr. who died on January 11, 1980.

Surviving is one son, J. William (Ilona) Geise Jr. of Falmouth MA, one daughter, Helengene Wilson of Florida, two grandsons: J. William Geise III, and Andrew Geise, two granddaughters: Betsy Geise-Dolan, and Katie Scarlett Wilson-Ahmed, Six great grandchildren: Ben Lohman, Will Dolan, Carl Geise, Maggie Geise, Omar Moynihan Ahmad, Kate Dolan, and several nieces and nephews.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. Bonaventure Chapel in Allegany at a date and time to be announced later. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to St. Bonaventure, or a charity of the donors choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Sylvia E. Crawford, of 363 Langmaid Lane, Bradford, PA

Sylvia E. Crawford, of 363 Langmaid Lane, passed away, Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Foster and Mary (Cunningham) Bennett.

On September 14, 1956 at the West Branch United Methodist Church she married Everett Crawford who survives.

Mrs. Crawford was a graduate of Bradford High School. She was wif, mother, grandmother and upholsterer. She enjoyed playing cards, was an avid bowler, musician, caterer and travel consultant.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons Mike (Patti) Crawford and Mark Crawford all of Bradford, four granddaughters; Monica, Nicole, Amy, and Nicole, one grandson, Dan, and several nieces and nephews. Siblings were Gene, Phil, Peggy, and Milo who died September 5, 2010, surviving are Kathy and Linda.

At Mrs.Crawford's request there will be no visitation. Her wish was to donate her body to Medical Science. A memorial service will be held at a later date and time to be announced.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

Route 46 To Close For 2 Weeks To Replace Box Culvert

Box culvert work will close Route 46 in Foster Township, starting Sept. 20
Detour will be in place

Clearfield – Box culvert work will close Route 46 in Foster Township, starting Monday, September 20. Crews from McKean County PennDOT Maintenance will be working to replace a box culvert on Route 46, northwest of the village of Rew in McKean County. Work is expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting.

The work will require a closure of Route 46 and a detour will be in place. The detour will direct drivers to Route 646 in Rew and Route 246 (Looker Mountain Trail Road).

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs, and always buckle up.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will offer a fall craft class for beginners on Sept. 18 in St. Marys

The Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development will offer a “Fall Craft Class” from 9 a.m. until noon at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties, 4 Erie Ave., Suite 200, St. Marys.

Participants will learn to make fall-themed decorations that can be used for all holidays during the season.

The cost is $20 per participant. For more information, please contact Gerry Vogt, coordinator of off-campus programs, (814) 834-9329 or

Car Crash In Farmers Valley Area Results In Minor Injury

MVA on Rt. 46 near Bordell Crossroad
At 1:46 pm on Wednesday, Medic 16 and Ambulance 3 for Ambulance 16 responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 46 near the Bordell Crossroad. Medic 16 reported a patient refusal and Ambulance 3 was recalled.

State Police report that this crash occurred Brian M. Parker, 30, of Ceres, NY was driving a 2002 Ford Focus south on Rt. 46 when he lost control while negotiating a left hand curve. The Focus slid across the northbound lane and impacted the embankment with it's left front which caused it to roll over, coming to rest on it's passenger side.

Parker sustained only a minor injury.

Parker will be cited for ROADWAYS LANED FOR TRAFFIC.

Route 15 SB Lane Restriction North Of Lewisburg Tomorrow

Route 15 SB lane restriction north of Lewisburg tomorrow

A PennDOT soils crew will take a series of six investigational pavement
cores from Route 15 to check the condition of underlying concrete pavement
tomorrow, Sept. 9.

This work will take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the southbound
driving lane just north of Lewisburg from near the Country Cupboard Restaurant to BZ Motors.

Work may wrap up earlier than 3, but plan for additional time if traveling
through this area during these hours Thursday.

Motorists are asked to be alert and aware of the crew working. Travel at
safe speeds as they move through this area.

Route 15 Project North Of Trout Run Updated

Route 15 project north of Trout Run updated

Here’s another quick update on the traffic patterns at the Route 15
modernization project north of Trout Run in Lycoming County.

The detours for Green Mountain Road and Steam Valley Road have been
removed;normal traffic flow now exists on all exits and side roads. The new
interchange for Green Mountain Road and Steam Valley Road is fully operational.

Again, all work on the project is expected to be wrapped up within the next two

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital It’s Your Cup of Tea

  • Charles Cole Memorial Hospital It’s Your Cup of Tea

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, the American Cancer Society, Adagio Health, and the Twin Tiers Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host “It’s Your Cup of Tea,” an event honoring women who have been touched by cancer from 6-8 p.m., September 15 at the Coudersport Wellness Center.

The event will feature keynote speaker Beth Hoff, CRNP, refreshments and vendors and activities including the Wilcox Winery, Genesee Natural Foods, Cole Care, heel screenings, body fat analysis, massage, therapeutic touch, Reiki, scrapbooking, wine charms, health and wellness tips and more.

“We’ve all been touched by cancer, either personally or through a loved one,” said Lora Cope, cancer control specialist, American Cancer Society. “This event will recognize those who have battled the disease and offer prevention information while having fun.”

Space is limited. Call 800/458-3856, ext. 3509, or e-mail to register.

Porcupine Caused Cowley Hill Crash

State Police have released information on the roll over crash on Cowley Hill at 2:48 am on Tuesday.

Paul A. Moscato, 30, of Emporium, PA, was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier west on Cowley Hill Road when he encountered a large porcupine in his lane of travel. Moscato's car struck the porcupine, lost control of the car, exited the roadway to the north and struck the northern embankment.

Moscato was not injured. He was wearing a safety belt. He was not cited as the prime cause of the crash was determined to be an Environmental Factor. The car was moderately damaged.

Austin Fire Rescue and EMS stabilized and maintained the crash scene.