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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Attempted Identity Theft Foiled By Card Holder

State Police were called to a Ulysses residence after Jason Kenyon Reed of 411 Church Street in that Borough reviewed his debit card transactions and observed an unknown pre-authorized purchase for $560.72 worth of merchandise at a Bed, Bath and Beyond located in New Jersey.

Reed was able to contact his bank before the purchase was approved. Anyone with information about the reported incident is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Roger McCloskey said the investigation is continuing.

Side Mirror Broken Off Vehicle In Roulette

State Police investigated a Criminal Mischief in Roulette at 153 Main Street on Thursday evening.

Unknown actor(s) broke the passenger side mirror off a green Mercury Mountaineer at the residence of Kathleen Amelia Wild of 153 Main St., Roulette, PA.

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

Emporium Firefighters Responding To Plank Road Hollow

Cross Streets: OAK ST * OAK STREET EXT
10/23/2010 7:41:45 PM

Roulette Township Supervisors Meeting Rescheduled

Meeting Rescheduled
“The regular monthly meeting for the Roulette Township Supervisors, scheduled for Monday, November 8, 2010 has been rescheduled for Monday, November 15, 2010 at 5PM at the Roulette Township Office.

This rescheduling is to help facilitate the town wide meeting that has been scheduled by the Potter County Commissioners for Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Roulette Volunteer Fire Department.

The regular monthly meeting for December will be held at its regularly scheduled date and time.”

17 Year Old Unhurt in MVA On Rt. 44 in Hebron Township

Crash On Rt. 44 North
Updated 11:23 pm
At 7:17 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 is responding to a one vehicle accident on Route 44 north of Coudersport, 3/10 mile north of Tennesee Gas
Road in Hebron Township.

State Police report that a 17 year old juvenile male from Coudersport was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck north on Rt. 44 when he encountered a deer within his lane of travel.

He swerved to avoid impact, struck the bank to the west of the roadway, then struck a guide rail to the east of the roadway.

He was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.




Contact: Cheryl Main

Larry’s Sport Center, Inc.
Galeton, PA 16922

Military veterans in the area can receive free counseling and assistance with their government benefits when the 2010 Harley’s Heroes® Tour comes to Larry’s Sport Center. The 2010 Harley’s Heroes® Tour will include stops throughout the U.S., including over 175 Harley-Davidson dealerships where benefits assistance will be offered to veterans of all ages in communities where they live.

The mission of Harley’s Heroes®, made possible with the help of a $1 million grant from the Harley-Davidson Foundation to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), is to provide assistance in obtaining benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) for all veterans and to show appreciation for their services and sacrifice to our VA.

Larry’s Sport Center will be hosting the Harley’s Heroes® Tour for the fourth consecutive year. Larry’s will be serving lunch for veterans and their families in attendance. Larry’s will also be presenting all veterans with a custom made “Harley Salutes the Military” hat and a gift bag, as a small “Thank You” for their service to our great country.

2010 Harley’s Heroes® Tour
to stop and provide FREE benefits and counseling services provided by the DAV to local veterans
Larry’s Sport Center, Inc. Harley-Davidson
Saturday, November 13th, 2010
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Local Veterans and veteran riders who could benefit from DAV services

The importance of Disabled American Veterans to Our Nations Veterans
Injuries suffered during military service sometimes take years to manifest, or go years before being diagnosed. Many veterans have their injuries go untreated or uncompensated because they do not understand how to work with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Thanks to DAV’s free services, veterans can get the help they need.

Scarnati Answers Rendell's Statements On Marcellus Tax

Scarnati: Dems Not Focusing on Safety, Environmental Issues in Regard to Shale

WESB/WBRR News Director

When Governor Ed Rendell declared the Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction tax “clearly dead” on Thursday, he blamed Republicans and said they were not negotiating in good faith.

"It is irresponsible for Senate and House Republicans to refuse to compromise and simply turn their backs on these negotiations after days and weeks and months of work,” Rendell said in a news release.

But Senate President Joe Scarnati told WESB and The HERO on Friday that Rendell’s unilateral declaration that the tax issue is dead is “not how you negotiate. … He says we (Republicans) are not negotiating in good faith because we won’t move to his high tax.”

“When he’s looking at a tax that’s the highest in the nation, and we’re looking at a rate that promotes the industry, it’s pretty hard to come together,” Scarnati said.

Lawmakers had promised to have a tax bill in place by October 1, with the tax collection starting in January. Without the bill, the state is looking at a $70 million hole in the budget.

"Their clear unwillingness to change their previous proposal or to resolve differences with the House Democrats and with my administration makes it obvious that they have killed the severance tax in this legislative session,” Rendell said in the release. “It is a broken promise, as well as a misguided policy decision that will harm our environment, will leave our local governments without the financial wherewithal to deal with the impacts of drilling in their communities, and will increase the budget challenges that Pennsylvania will face in the years to come.”

But Scarnati told WESB and The HERO that Democrats, including Rendell, are so focused on the tax that they are not considering other issues like “… local zoning … safety – which the governor seems to forget about – environmental issues …, certainly environmental issues, and how much goes back to the municipality that has the impact from the drilling …”

“It’s extremely frustrating that the governor is focusing on the tax,” Scarnati said.

Scarnati explained that the House passed a bill that includes a tax that’s “twice as high as any other (extraction) tax in the country,” adding that negotiating is difficult when the Democrats’ goal “is to run the industry out of the state, and our goal is to have them not move their rigs out of here.”

Rendell “is the governor of Pennsylvania, not the dictator, and all his terms are not going to be met based on his conditions,” Scarnati said. “We have been very firm in the Senate. …Taxing this industry out of the state is not appropriate. … We’re willing to work toward a fair, equitable levy on this industry, but it can’t be one that drives them out of the state.”

Rendell is proposing a phased-in tax of 3 percent in the first year; 4 percent in the second; and 5 percent in the third. The Senate Republicans want a 1.5 percent tax rate, and they want the environmental and safety issues to be addressed.

“This isn’t about solving the budget deficit as the governor wants to do,” Scarnati said. “This is about enhancing an industry to make sure they stay and produce jobs.”

Scarnati said he’s looking forward to working with Republican Tom Corbett on the issue, should Corbett be elected governor.

Corbett is opposed to an extraction tax, saying it could stunt the growth of an industry he believes is a cornerstone of Pennsylvania’s economic recovery and could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. He also says tax money will be realized through the investments the industry makes in the state. He is, however, in favor of drilling companies helping municipalities with costs related to drilling.

Corbett’s opponent, Democrat Dan Onorato, is in favor of the extraction tax.

Fieldstone Back At Cafe' Olga On Saturday Night

Fieldstone Concert Tonight At Olga in Coudersport
Saturday, October 23

7:30 PM $5 Cover

Fieldstone is returning to Cafe Olga for an Autumn concert.

Our present day Halloween has its roots in the ancient Irish festival of Samhain, the end of the Celtic year and a time when the veil between this world and the next was at its very thinnest.

Mark and Bekki will offer up songs about hungry ravens, murderous sisters, and lovers who refuse to give up their dead sweethearts in an evening of traditional and contemporary music of the season.

$5 cover. For more information on Fieldstone check out .

Rotary Hears Representative Of Penn-York Camp On Youth Leadership Programs

Penn York Camp Leader Advocates Leadership Programs

By Karen Cahilly
Marlin Shrock of the Penn York Camp & Retreat Center located in Ulysses, PA, approached the Coudersport Rotary Club at one of the Club’s recent meetings to advocate leadership programs and activities geared toward inner confidence.

According to Shrock, Penn York offers a (1) week camp in the summer which includes a challenge course containing a 20 and a 30 foot high zip-line and suspension-type board bridge. The challenge courses are used to teach the children to overcome fears, to trust themselves and to trust others, which Shrock believed would be of particular interest to the Coudersport Rotary Club given the club’s dedication to youth leadership programs.

Penn York Camp was purchased by the community in 1969-1970 and consists of 150 acres, a 200 foot long water slide and a winter tubing and mountain board slopes all open to the public in addition to other various other activities including scrapbooking and hunting skills programs. Approximately 50% of the camp’s visitors are non-Christian-based organizations and include 47 different schools and agency-related organizations, including the University of Pitt at Bradford and the Coudersport Area School District.

According to Shrock, the week long summer camp and challenge courses available at the camp have, until recent years, been one of the best kept secrets of Potter County. The 20 foot zip-line and challenge course has been used by several area organizations for “team building” while the 30 foot zip-line challenge course is best equipped to teach self-reliance and self-confidence.

Shrock spoke to the members of the Coudersport Rotary Club at the Club’s request to shed light on the various leadership building resources available at the club and within the Potter County community. Anyone interested in learning more about the Camp or wishes to participate in many of the activities available at the camp and open to the public, can contact Marlin Shrock directly at or by calling 848-9811.

20 Banks Allegedly Helped Rigas Loot Adelphia

Adelphia trust in $175 mln settlement with banks


* More than 20 banks settle

* Banks allegedly helped Rigas loot company

* Settlement averts trial

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - More than 20 banks have agreed to pay $175 million to settle a lawsuit by an Adelphia Communications Corp trust that accused them of helping the cable television provider's founder loot the company.

The proposed settlement was filed this week in Manhattan federal court. It resolves claims that the banks were grossly negligent and breached their fiduciary duties by arranging financings that allowed Adelphia founder John Rigas and his son Timothy to defraud the company. More...

Indoor Cat Missing From Galeton Home

Bear is missing from 113 First Street in Galeton.

He is a longer haired, black cat with a small white spot under his chin and a larger white spot on his belly.

He is an indoor only cat and I am beside myself with worry. If you have seen him, please call Kim Buchsen.

Bear has been found.

Halloween Party At Ulysses Fire Hall Today

Potter Commissioners Pass Subdivision Revisions

New Subdivision Ordinance Passes; Available On County Website

subregsAfter holding a public hearing earlier this month on proposed amendments to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, the Potter County Board of Commissioners approved the document at their business meeting on Oct. 21.

The Subdivision Ordinance revisions were crafted by the Potter County Planning Commission. PCPC members unanimously voted to recommend to Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover that the amendments be adopted.

Changes deal with regulations covering development of new rental cabins, single-lot subdivisions for property owners’ family members, surface requirements for subdivision roads, minimum road frontage and other regulations.

Copies of the new ordinance are available at the Planning Office in the Gunzburger Building (274-8254). The ordinance can also be accessed through the county’s website. Click here; under the Departments tab, click on Planning Commission.

Fire Police Called To Assist Tractor-Trailer On Rt. 59

Fire Police Called Out
At 11:05 am on Saturday, McKean Station 7 Fire Police have been called to the Railroad Overpass on Route 59 for traffic control for a tractor-trailer in the roadway.

Gone on Arrival

Local Coudersport Vendors Open House Today 10 to 4

Open House Saturday & Sunday--Coudersport House For Sale

Coudy over Otto-Eldred 41-16

It was Seniors Night for Coudy

Photo by Leo Szczesny can be purchased at

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Beef Stick Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Beef Stick Products That May Contain Foreign Materials
Fri, 22 Oct 2010 21:58:48 -0500

Klement Sausage Company, Inc., a Milwaukee, Wisc., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,740 pounds of beef stick products that may contain foreign materials.

Man In Custody For Possession Of Stolen Truck

State Police at Coudersport investigated a Theft of A Motor Vehicle Wednesday in which the suspect drove Mark T. Wilson's Black 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck from a lot on East Honeoye Street, near Goldsmith Hollow Road in Sharon Township.

Eric Halstead, 29, of Allegany, NY, was apprehended by New York State Police near Scio, NY.

The suspect was taken into custody by NYSP on charges related to possession of the stolen truck.

Halstead is facing charges in Shinglehouse of burglarizing a vacant rental property. He was spotted inside the vacant house on 2nd Street and fled.

He was sent to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $5,000.00 bail. State Police said their investigation is continuing.

Donald F. Hall, 81, of Alma, NY

ALMA — Donald F. Hall, 81, of Alma died Thursday (Oct. 21, 2010) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath.

Norman F. Childs Sr., 85, of Larabee, Eldred, PA

ELDRED — Norman F. Childs Sr., 85, of Larabee, died Thursday (Oct. 21, 2010) at his residence following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Loud Argument Brings Disorderly Conduct Charges

Four Roulette residents will be charged by State Police with Disorderly Conduct after a loud verbal argument Thursday at 4:00 PM outside their residence at 104 Main Street in the village.

Jessie H. Vannatter, Sr., 32, Elizabeth A. Vannatter, 28, Perry A. Moore, 26, and Clair G. Moore, Jr, 55 will be charged with summary Disorderly Conduct as the disturbance alarmed neighbors who called police.

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

Crude Oil Leaks From Abandoned Oil Well

Oil well bursts, leaks through East Main Street driveways
Bradford Era
The possible owners of a seemingly abandoned oil well are being sought after the well burst, causing gallons of fresh crude oil to leak up through the driveways of two East Main Street residences. Photo

Austin Man Fined In Tioga County Court

Kristopher J. Gledhill, 26, of Austin, was fined $1,139 for criminal mischief. He was charged by Westfield borough police after they heard a loud noise coming from near a local bank's night deposit box and apprehended Gledhill nearby on Jan. 17.
From Sun Gazette

Court Allowed Foreign Corporations To Control US Elections

Guest Editorial
Traitors in the Supreme Court Erased Our Most Precious Security

For OpEdNews: Rob Kall - Writer

It has become clear that the Citizens United Supreme Court decision went beyond free speech. It was a betrayal of American security that opened the gates to an assault on American Democracy.

It would have been easy and simple for the Supreme court to include in their decision that allowed unlimited funding of advertising by companies and organizations to forbid funds from foreign nations, individuals or entities. The SCOTUS could have blocked contributions by organizations that accepted funding. I'm no lawyer, but it could have been done.

They chose not to. They left the floodgates wide open to make it easy for wealthy sheiks, foreign corporations, even terrorists and terrorist groups to fund advertisements supporting or opposing candidates.

That decision, by five right wing extremist SCOTUS judges, it is now clear, will change the face of American politics as foreign money and the filthy lucre of billionaires, like the Koch Brothers, has tipped the balance in election after election throughout the US. Just as conservative Justices accomplished a coup by interfering with the 2000 presidential elections. Again, these traitors are again turning American justice and Democracy upside down, threatening to perhaps permanently put the USA on a downward trajectory towards third world status and oligarchic rule.

They didn't do it alone. They did it with the passivity and impotence of Democratic leaders who allowed war crimes and violations of constitutional freedoms to go un-punished, perpetrators un-tried, un-impeached.

It may not be possible to reverse the process. This election, many Republican governors and state level legislators will, after they win election, begin gerrymandering their states to make matters even worse.

That will take the next elections even further from being truly fair and democratic.

The arrogant, aggressive attack on democracy by surrogate organizations with hidden funders will not get better in the next election. It will become more aggressive, with more foreign, billionaire and corporate assault on elections.

There were limitations, restrictions, constraints in place, for the first hundred plus years of the United States. The most powerful corporations and oligopolies, like the railroads in the 1880s, the financial and energy giants now, have plotted and connived with willing politicians to harvest the promise of America's resources and future.

The germ of selfish destruction was present in the birthing of America. The five SCOTUS traitors may have cast the final blow in ending the founders' dream.

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Birth Announcements

Birth Announcements

Chloe' M'Kenna Starr Moore a daughter born on 10-11-10 weight 6 lbs 13 ozs born to Crystal Moore (Smith) and Ronald Moore Jr. of Port Allegany, Pa. Chloe' joins her brothers Cole 3 and Case 15 months and a sister Brianna 11. Maternal Grandparents Donna Smith of Baltimore, MD and Donald Smith of Baltimore MD. Maternal Great-grandparents Pearl and Bill Fischer of Baltimore MD. and Edward Blimline of Roulette Pa. Paternal Grandparents Lorna Moore of Port Allegany Pa. and Ronald Moore Sr. of Bradford, Pa. Paternal Great-Grandparents Francis Moore of Lawrenceville, Pa. Ardith Ewing of Olean, NY. Robert Stuckey of Port Allegany and Lean Kent.

Trenton Joseph Liller a son born on 10-19-10 weight 8 lbs 1.6 ozs born to Tracy Lynn Liller (Fry) and James Michael Liller Sr. joins brothers James Michael Liller Jr. 5 and Oliver Stanly Liller 2. Maternal Grandparents Oliver and Kathleen Fry of Coudersport Pa. Paternal Grandparents Stanly and Elizabeth Liller of Wellsville NY.


The THOMAS L (Hiney) SNYDER MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 1 pm and the Sweden Valley United Methodist Church on Route 6 East of Coudersport just past the Route 6 and Route 49 intersection going east on 6.

All who knew and loved Tom are welcome.

Grief Connection At CCMH

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host Grief Connection, a bereavement support group, at 7 p.m. October 26 at the Patterson Cancer Care Center.

Franklin E. Crissy, III, 89, of Greenfield Assisted Living, Strasburg, Virginia formerly of Emporium, PA

Franklin E. Crissy, III, 89, of Greenfield Assisted Living, Strasburg, Virginia formerly of Emporium passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday morning at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia.

He was born September 11, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA a son of the late Franklin E., II and Myrtle Mertz Crissy.

In St. James Catholic Church in Driftwood he married the late Teresa "Tess" Kennedy Crissy.
Mr. Crissy was a WW II veteran having served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps 614th squadron, 401st bomb group from 1942-1945. He graduated from Penn State University where he received a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. Frank was a lifelong Nittany Lions fan. He met his beloved wife Tess of almost 50 years while attending Penn State.

Mr. Crissy was member of Theta Chi fraternity at PSU, a member of the VFW, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as being a licensed profession engineer. He retired from Sylvania/ Philips Electronics where he had worked as an engineer for many years. He was a longtime member of St. Marks Catholic Church, a wonderful father and family man. Frank loved music, appreciated nature, enjoyed hiking and keeping company with his unusually talented parrot, Jake. He was an avid reader who kept on top of world affairs. One of his particular gifts was that he could explain almost anything in a clear understandable way... a natural born teacher. He had a great intelligence and a wonderfully dry sense of humor. We will all miss him a great deal.

Daughter: Nancy Crissy and Kenny, Star Tannery, VA
Daughter: Jeanne Crissy and Evan, Stephens City, VA
Daughter: Terry "TC", Mrs. Steve Dixon, Venetia, PA
Daughter: Dr. Kathy Crissy, State College, PA
Son: Harry Crissy, Charleston, SC
Son: Dr. Franklin E. Crissy, IV and his wife Beth Anne, Bellingham, WA
2 Grandsons: Sean Crissy & Matt Dixon

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Franklin E., II and Myrtle Mertz Crissy
Wife: Teresa "Tess" Kennedy Crissy who passed away in 1997
Daughter: Peggy Crissy who passed away in 1997
Sister: Myrtle Mast

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (October 25, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

PennDOT posting four more roads in Lycoming County

PennDOT posting four more roads in Lycoming County

PennDOT is advising motorists in Lycoming County that four more roads will soon be posted with permanent, year-round, 10-ton weight restrictions.

The following state highways will get the weight restrictions along the sections noted:

State Route 184 in Cogan House Township from Route 287 to just west of the Route 15 interchange at the summit of Steam Valley Mountain;

State Route 1010 (Brick Church Road, Roaring Branch Road) in Jackson and McIntyre townships, from the intersection of Old Route 15 Road to the Tioga County line;

State Route 1011 (Williamson Trail Road) in Jackson Township, from SR 1010 to the Tioga County line;

SR 2085 (Edkin Hill Road) in Penn Township, from Route 220 to the Sullivan
County line.

The postings are being made on the basis of traffic and engineering studies indicating that these highways may be damaged by the use of vehicles that exceed the restriction.

School buses and local-delivery trucks are exempted from the postings.

The postings will take effect as soon as the required signing is erected. A PennDOT maintenance crew will begin placing the road posting signs on or after Nov. 5.

Mary M. Burris, 84, of Duke Center, PA

DUKE CENTER, PA - Mary M. Burris, 84, of Duke Center died Wednesday (Oct. 20, 2010) at Olean General Hospital following a brief illness.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, are incomplete and will be announced later.

Ralph W. Baker, 83, of Oakwood Dr., Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY, PA- Ralph W. Baker, 83, of Oakwood Dr., passed away Wednesday (Oct. 20, 2010) in the Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.

Born February 19, 1927, in Cranberry Township, Venango County, PA, he was a son of I. Ralph and Dora Irwin Baker. On Oct. 15, 1955, in Bradford, PA, he married Phyllis A. Anderson, who survives.

Mr. Baker first worked for Hertz Rental Car Co. at the Bradford Airport, later with Pierce Glass Co. of Port Allegany, and also was self-employed and owner of Bakers Body Shop, Port Allegany.

He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the US Air Force.

He was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, Allegany Valley Regional Antique Car Club, and VFW Post 6391, Port Allegany.

Surviving are two sons, Ted A. (Karen) Baker of Olean, NY, and Steve R. Baker of Birmingham, AL; four daughters, Suzie M. Baker of Blythewood, SC, Chris A. (Dick) Weimer and Theresa A. Bicek both of Roulette, Barbara J. (Mike) Lindsey of Port Allegany; 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul E. Baker and a sister Freda O'Neil both of Oil City, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Arthur Baker.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 23, 2010) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Campbell, pastor of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to St. Eulalia Catholic Church Memorial Fund.

New Gas Taskforce Newsletter Available

Gas newsletter latest edition available

There is every indication that the natural gas industry will be dramatically boosting its local presence during the next several years and sticking around for decades.

Details are spelled out in the latest edition of Monthly Roundup, the newsletter of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force. Copies of the publication are available on the county’s website, (under Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas, Monthly Newsletter).

The public may obtain a copy over the counter at the Commissioners Office, located in the Gunzburger Building. Enter on North Main Street and go to the second door on the left. Those who would like to obtain a copy of Monthly Roundup by mail should call Judy Snyder at 814-274-8290, Ext. 207.

Among the highlights in the October edition:

--Map, chart and spreadsheet detail where wells are being drilled in Potter County.

--ExxonMobil, Shell among heavyweights buying into Marcellus fields.

--Crystal ball: gas-powered vehicles, power plants will tap vast reserves.

--Businesses starting up in region to capitalize on gas industry growth.

--Gas well emergency training scheduled for local responders.

--Local volunteer water quality monitors being recruited.

--Looking for work in gas industry? Local training available.

Coudersport Borough 2011 Proposed Budget Notice

Coudersport Borough 2011 Proposed Budget Notice

The Coudersport Borough has prepared the proposed budget for calendar year 2011, and would like to notify the public that it is available to review at the Coudersport Borough office.

The 2011 budget will include a one mill increase in street lighting, but no other increases are expected. If you wish to review the budget you may come to the Coudersport Borough office, 201 S. West Street, Coudersport, Pa. 16915, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The budget will consist of 13.5 mills general purpose, 1.5 mills street lighting, 1.25 mills fire protection 2.25 mills recreation and one mill library.

The budget will be discussed during the Borough Council meeting of November 17, 2010 at beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Borough Maintenance Facility meeting room located at 43 Damascus Road, the public is invited.

Emporium Family Lost Everything In Fire Thursday Night

The home of Eileen & John Bower from Emporium burned to the ground last evening, Thursday 10/21/10 around 7pm.

They lost everything.

The fire started in the wall by the wood burner, went to the ceiling and the whole thing went into flames. The heat was so intense it glazed her car lights and grill, the siding on the camp near them, and a couple cars out back.

Douglas (her Son), said by the time they grabbed the fire extinguisher it was spreading through the ceiling and was too late and they only had time to get out of the house. Everyone in the house at the time, including Doug, grand-daughter and great-grand baby, plus their 2 dogs got out safely.

Eileen works at Level (3) Communications LLC in Coudersport. A cash collection is being taking for her today at both buildings, and a Paypal website has been set up at for the family.

Anyone wishing to donate at this time, please feel free to do so on the website.

New Rt. 287 Bridge To Open Today In Tioga County

New Route 287 Bridge in Tioga County opens to traffic Oct. 22; Detour lifted

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Tioga County will open the new bridge on Route 287 in Lawrence Township by mid-afternoon today.

The new bridge carries Route 287 over Harts Creek, south of Buckwheat Hollow Road. It replaces an old, structurally deficient bridge at the same location.

The detour, which has been in effect since late August, will be lifted once the new bridge is opened to traffic.

The PennDOT crew removed the previous bridge and prepared the site for a concrete box culvert, which was delivered and installed by a private contractor. Then, the PennDOT crew rebuilt the roadway approaches and is completing the remaining work for the project.

PennDOT apologizes for the delay in opening the new bridge, but the project was set back twice by high-water events.

Jakob's Hollow and Roundtable update

Greetings Friends, Romans and Countrymen, lend us your ears,

Here is an update on JH and the SWRT for October and November.

This Saturday, October 23rd, Jakob's Hollow at the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance Annual Harvest Gathering and Art Auction, which will include a Wine and Cheese event, 5-8pm. Here is the link:

Next Saturday, October 30th, Jakob's Hollow at the Burning Barrel/Ansonia Valley Inn (Rt.6 at Colten point)9:30pm: Here's a link:

Saturday, November 6th, Jakob's Hollow hosts the Songwriter's Roundtable at Olga's Upstairs at 7:30, featuring special guests Crabmeat Thompson (Delaware) and Marc Douglas Berardo (Rhode Island). For links to their websites visit the Songwriter's Roundtable schedule page at:

See you down the road!


Andrew "Drew" Jones of Browns Mills, PA

Andrew "Drew" Jones of Browns Mills died suddenly, Tuesday October 19, 2010, at home. He was 50.

Drew was born in Philadelphia, and was a partner of EZ Auto Sales in Gilbertsville, Pa. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman with family in the Coudersport area.

Drew was preceded in death by his father, Raymond in 2003. He is survived by his mother, Marea (Uhlman); siblings, Curtis and his wife, Patricia, Cheryl Lake and her husband, Mike, Denean Jones, Craig and his fiance, Kate and Duane and his wife, Cindy. He also is survived by nine nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, immediately followed by the memorial service, all at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road, Mount Laurel.

No Injuries In Rt. 120 Crash

State Police report no one was hurt in a crash Thursday at 4:33 pm on Route 120 in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Joseph B. Lannager, 19, of Port Allegany, PA, was driving a 1997 Jeep Wrangler and attempting to turn left from the entrance of Emporium Hardwoods onto Route 120 westbound, when the vehicle traveled across both lanes of the roadway and struck a dirt embankment along the north berm of Rt. 120.

Lannager and his passenger, Randy A Schatz, 20, of Emporium were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

Lannager was cited for Careless Driving. The Jeep was towed from the scene.

House For Sale--Open House Saturday & Sunday in Coudersport

Billy Martin's Cole Circus 7:00 PM, Friday, October 22

Billy Martin's Cole Circus
7:00 PM, Friday, October 22
Northern Potter High School Gym
Ulysses, PA

Woman Fled Scene On Foot After Crash

An Ohio woman crashed her car on Route 155 in Keating Township a week ago on Friday at 9:50 PM and fled the scene on foot.

State Police said Cheryl A. Lewandoski, 45, of Ravenna, Ohio, was driving a 2006 Chrysler Sebring north along Route 155, a little north of Route 607, when her vehicle traveled across the southbound lane and into a ditch along the west side of Rt. 155.

Lewandoski then abandoned the vehicle, fled the scene on foot, and failed to notify police of the crash. The vehicle sustained disabling front end damage and was towed by Kightlinger's.

Lewandoski will be cited through District Court 55-3-01 for: Driving on Highways Laned For Traffic; Unattended Vehicle on Private Property; Depositing Waste and Other Materials on Highway, Property or Waters; Careless Driving; Accidents Involving Damage To Unattended Vehicle or Property; and Immediate Notice of Accident To Police Department.

Wellsville Driver Hit Deer With Pickup Sunday On Rt. 6

A Wellsville driver was not hurt, but his pickup was disabled after hitting a deer at 6:50 pm on Route 6 in Ulysses Township last Sunday.

Sean M. Haggerty, 33, of Wellsville, NY, was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 west on Route 6. A deer jumped in front of his vehicle. His vehicle struck the deer and ran over it. The vehicle's radiator was damaged.

Haggerty drove the vehicle safely to the north berm of the roadway.

Cops--Man Hid Purchases Under His Coat

A Galeton man will be facing the judge on a summary charge of Retail Theft.

Ernie Eugene Thomas, 28, of Galeton, PA, is accused of placing items inside his coat on October 17th in an attempt to deprive the Dollar General on West Main Street in Pike Township of payment.

The price of the items totaled $13.60.

Thomas will answer the charge in District Court 55-4-03.

Maple Farm Hit By Burglar Last Week

State Police are investigating a burglary at the Brydonson Farm at 592 N. Ayers Hill Road in Summit Township.

Unknown actor(s) entered the maple store during the period of October 15 and 16th and removed an unknown amount of money from the cash register.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Savannah is the investigator.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Man Arrested In Domestic Incident In Otto Township

A Duke Center man was arrested Thursday by State Police after a domestic incident on Walkertown Lane in Otto Township, McKean County.

A 50 year old male from struck a 29 year old female in the face, pushed her into the wall, and threw her down, causing visible injuries.

The female pushed the male and struck him in the face, stomach, and testicles, causing no visible injuries.

The male was arrested for Simple Assault/Domestic Violence, and arraigned before on-call Judge Luther. He was released on $5,000. unsecured bail.

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Pennsylvania is national laughing stock with no gas severance tax

Patriot-News Editorial Board
Oh how they must be laughing at us in Texas and in the executive suites of every major energy company. A year ago, Pennsylvania’s Legislature made a name for itself as the most inept in the country when it took 101 days to pass a state budget. This year, our state lawmakers have succeeded in making the commonwealth the laughingstock of the nation by not enacting a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

As if anyone in Pennsylvania needs a reminder, we are the only natural gas producing state that does not have a severance tax. Actually, New York, our neighbor in the Marcellus Shale, does not have a severance tax either, but that’s because it enacted a complete moratorium on drilling.

In Pennsylvania, our legislative leaders decided not only to continue to allow drilling (including in our precious state forests), but to give away our natural resources for less than any other state.

For the record, passing this severance tax is about a lot more than simply helping to fill the state’s budget hole — estimated to be $5 billion next year — as Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett claims.

It is about ensuring Pennsylvania’s picturesque landscape and communities are not unduly burdened without any financial recourse. It is also about ensuring that gas drillers — most of which are multibillion-dollar corporations — pay their fair share for taking a resource that belongs to all Pennsylvanians.
Our lawmakers have succeeded in putting their personal re-election campaigns and the interests of big business ahead of the people of this state.

This after lawmakers publicly committed to passing a tax by Oct. 1 when they signed the final budget deal in July.

Instead of a tax, we got a blame game. The state House claims it is not at fault because it passed a tax on Marcellus Shale, but the way the tax was passed may not even hold up in court. It was done as an amendment to a bill on something entirely different. There’s a lot of procedural minutiae, but the point is House lawmakers should have known better.

The state Senate blames the House. But if the Senate truly wanted to honor its promise and get this done, its members would have publicly agreed to the compromise the governor was working on last week with all four caucuses. The Senate should have stayed in session until the bill was done. Instead, it left Friday and vows not to come back at all after the election.

The only remaining hope is for the House to pass a stand-alone Marcellus Shale severance tax bill this week and force the Senate to come back before the election or else show the world who truly caved in to special interests. But that is unlikely.

Instead, energy industry executives will go on laughing at Pennsylvania.More....

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Gas Driller Cancels Exploratory Well In Bucks County

Driller cancels permit

Michigan-based Arbor Resources has withdrawn its state permit to drill for natural gas in Nockamixon.

A gas driller has given up the fight in Nockamixon.

Arbor Resources has withdrawn its state permit to drill in Nockamixon, seemingly ending its battle to begin exploratory drilling for natural gas in the Upper Bucks community.

The news was met with a cheer from residents at the supervisors meeting Wednesday night.

The Michigan-based gas drilling company notified Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection of its decision to cancel the permit Monday, said Nockamixon attorney Jordan Yeager.

"The bottom line is that they're no longer in the position to pursue their drilling in the township," he said. More...

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PA May Never Have A Severance Tax On Natural Gas

Rendell declares shale gas tax dead for this year
Thursday, October 21, 2010

HARRISBURG -- Gov. Ed Rendell has pronounced an extraction tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas "clearly dead" for this year.

He blamed the demise on legislative Republicans, who, he claimed today, "refused to negotiate in good faith" on the proposed terms of a tax and proposed uses for the revenue. More...

The possibility of ever having a gas severance tax is in doubt if nothing is done by Nov. 30, the end of the current legislative session. A new two-year session starts in January, but if Republican Tom Corbett is elected governor, there won't be a severance tax because he is staunchly opposed to the idea. Democrat Dan Onorato supports a severance tax on shale gas but hasn't given any details on rates.

Municipal Officials Get Assistance On Road Issues

Townships Get One-On-One Primer On Roads, Related Issues


A series of meetings was held at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport to share information with municipal officials in Potter County about road bonding, maintenance agreements, impact of overweight and oversized vehicles, enforcement activities, dirt and gravel road issues and related topics.

Each township and borough was slotted for appointments with officials from the Northcentral Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) and PennDOT, among others. They also received a booklet with sample ordinances and other information.

The topics are timely because of the increased traffic connected with natural gas drilling throughout the region.

Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich (right) reported that all but a handful of municipalities in the county took advantage of the opportunity for the one-on-one meetings, which were sponsored by her department and the Potter County Board of Commissioners.

She’s shown above with (from left) Stewardson Township Supervisor Larry Hirst, LTAP’s Barry Mayes and Sean Batterson from the Pennsylvania State Police barracks on Denton Hill.

Alice J. Roberts, 73, of 4239 Rt. 349, Sabinsville, PA

Alice J. Roberts, 73, of 4239 Rt. 349, Sabinsville, PA passed away Oct. 19, 2010 at her home. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday Oct. 22, 2010 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield PA.

Corbett Losing Big Lead As Voters Look At Issues

Poll: Corbett leads Onorato 48% to 46% in Pennsylvania governor's race

KARI ANDREN, The Patriot-News

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato is down by just 2 percent against GOP rival Tom Corbett in a poll released late Wednesday by Raleigh, N.C.-based Public Policy Polling.

The survey of 718 likely Pennsylvania voters from Oct. 17-18 found Corbett leads 48 percent to 46 percent with 6 percent still undecided. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.

Election Day is Nov. 2. More...

Structure Fire --63 Mooley Hollow Road in Lumber Township

Emporium, Sinnemahoning and Austin have been dispatched to a structure fire at Code: STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE

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Actavis Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of 18 Lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System 25 mcg/h
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:37:00 -0500

Actavis Inc. today announced a voluntary recall to the wholesale and retail levels only of 18 lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System 25 mcg/hour C-II patches manufactured for Actavis by Corium International in the United States. Actavis identified one lot of 25 mcg/hour Fentanyl patch(Control/Lot # 30349) shipped to market that contained one patch that released its active ingredient faster than the approved specification in laboratory testing.

Update for Bradford Bypass Project for Week of Oct. 25

Update for Bradford Bypass Project for Week of Oct. 25

Clearfield – Work is winding down on PennDOT’s Route 219/Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. PennDOT issues the following travel update for the
week of Oct. 25. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $28 million job.

• Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles throughout the entire work zone.

• The contractor will be working close to the travel lanes, paving old crossovers and building emergency crossovers. Watch for workers and equipment being close to the travel lanes.

• TRAFFIC ALERT: The southbound and northbound lanes of Route 219 from Elm Street to Hillside Drive in New York State will be restricted to one lane in each direction. The passing (left) lanes will be closed for median work. All ramps are open.

• Work on the Route 219 southbound ON-ramp at Elm Street continues. Traffic will continue to use the existing shoulder. The contractor crew will be working close to the roadway placing plants behind the new barrier wall. Expect delays during work hours.
  • Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 south to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic follows posted detour.

PennDOT reminds motorists to be cautious, buckle up and obey the posted speed limit. Before heading out, motorists can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions.

C&N Declares Quarterly Dividend

C&N Declares Quarterly Dividend

WELLSBORO, PA - Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation, parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, have declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share. The record date is November 1, 2010 and it is payable on November 12, 2010 to shareholders of record. The amount is increased from the previous dividend of $0.10 per share, which was paid in July, 2010. A dividend of $0.09 per share was paid in May and an $0.08 dividend was paid in February.

Declaration of the dividend was made at the October 21, 2010 meeting of the C&N Board of Directors.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank. Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, Potter, McKean, Steuben, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at The Corporation’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Boaters Reminded to Wear Life Jackets During Cold Weather Boating

Boaters Reminded to Wear Life Jackets
During Cold Weather Boating

Harrisburg, PA– When sunny days and fall foliage tempt the boater in you, don’t forget about your life jacket. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) strongly encourages boaters to wear their life jackets on Pennsylvania waters.

“According to Pennsylvania’s boating accident reports, almost 80 percent of all boating fatalities happen to boaters not wearing a life jacket,” reports PFBC Boating & Watercraft Safety Manager Ryan Walt. “During the cold weather months boaters are especially at risk due to the water temperature and the risk of sudden cold water immersion.”

Sudden cold water immersion is one of the main reasons people drown during the cold weather months. When a person is unexpectedly plunged into cold water below 70ºF, the body’s first response is usually an involuntary gasp. This is something no one can control and ruins the ability to swim because the person hyperventilates.

“There is a wealth of new research on cold water survival which states that wearing a life jacket significantly increases a person’s chance of survival,” Walt said.

Without a lifejacket, a victim may inhale while under water (involuntary gasp) and drown without coming back to the surface. This can only be prevented by wearing a life jacket at all times while on the water.

Life jackets are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles to fit every person and recreational opportunity. Inflatable life jackets fit easily over fall jackets and don’t interfere with casting a fishing rod or reeling in a late-season lunker. Float coats provide extra protection from the wind and cold while providing the same buoyancy as a more traditional life vest. Inflatables and float coats are often available in camo patterns for fall hunting activities involving boats. Children’s life jackets come in fun colors and designs with extra straps to ensure a secure fit.

“Remember, life jackets are the most important piece of safety equipment on a boat and there’s no excuse not to wear it,” added Walt.

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

Webinar On Marcellus Shale Gas Water Issues Thursday

Webinar On Marcellus Shale Gas Water Issues Thursday

fraccingThe natural-gas industry is pursuing ways to minimize potential environmental impacts during development of the rich Marcellus Shale formation, such as by treating and reusing water. However, according to one Penn State expert, as the Marcellus natural-gas play grows, the demand for water for hydraulic fracturing will directly increase, as will the need for infrastructure to treat flowback water for reuse or disposal.

“In order to minimize the environmental and financial costs of flowback treatment, many operators are now reusing flowback and other impaired waters such as acid mine drainage,” said David Yoxtheimer, hydrogeologist and extension associate with Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research. Yoxtheimer will be one of the featured speakers during a free Web-based seminar titled, “Water Use and Water Reuse/Recycling in Marcellus Shale Gas Exploration and Production,” which will air Thursday, Oct. 21, at 1 pm. Tony Gaudlip of Range Resources will be a co-presenter. The session will provide an overview of new strategies to conserve fresh water and reuse waters affected by the gas exploration process.

Information about how to register for the webinar is available at Online participants will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions during the session. Previous webinars — which covered topics such as water use and quality, gas-leasing considerations for landowners and implications for local communities — can be viewed at For more information, contact John Turack, extension educator in Westmoreland County, at (724) 837-1402 or by e-mail at

Man Charged In Shinglehouse Burglary

Allegany Man Charged With Burglary


An Allegany, New York man has been charged with burglarizing a vacant Shinglehouse rental property. 29 year-old Eric Halstead was apprehended by New York State Police a couple of hours later driving a stolen pick-up truck near Scio. Shinglehouse Borough Police say Halstead was spotted inside the vacant house on 2nd street and fled. Halstead was sent to the Allegany County Jail on $5,000 bail.

DEP to Hold Residual Waste Reporting Seminar

DEP to Hold Residual Waste Reporting Seminar

MEADVILLE -- The Department of Environmental Protection will offer companies that generate residual waste an opportunity to learn about the commonwealth’s reporting requirements during a free seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The seminar will be held from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at the DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.

“Business owners and operators have many important issues demanding their time, so DEP is presenting this seminar as an aid to managers who have to follow industrial waste handling regulations,” DEP Regional Director Kelly Burch said. “This session is part of DEP’s ongoing outreach to waste generators to help them better understand our reporting requirements.”

The seminar will focus on completing the residual waste Form 26R, the Chemical Analysis of Residual Waste Annual Report by the Generator.

Residual waste generators in Pennsylvania are required to characterize annually the physical properties and chemical composition of each industrial waste that is generated. Form 26R is required to be submitted to DEP and to each solid waste management facility that accepts the waste for processing or disposal.

Since seating is limited and to ensure adequate reference material is available, pre-registration is required. There is no registration fee. Those who wish to attend should contact Cindy Fry or Robert Bechtel by Friday, Nov. 12, at 814-332-6848.

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Subdivision Law Changes Online; Vote Set Thursday

Subdivision Law Changes Online; Vote Set Thursday

October 20th, 2010

subregsAfter holding a public hearing earlier this month on proposed amendments to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, the Potter County Board of Commissioners will entertain additional input and then take action on the document at their business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21. Time of the vote is uncertain, as it will follow an 11 am meeting of the Retirement Board. Both meetings will be held at the F.W. Gunzburger County Office Building and are open to the public.

The Subdivision Ordinance revisions have been crafted by the Potter County Planning Commission. PCPC members unanimously voted to recommend to Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover that the amendments be adopted. Changes deal with regulations covering development of new rental cabins, single-lot subdivisions for property owners’ family members, surface requirements for subdivision roads, minimum road frontage and other regulations.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available at the Planning Office in the Gunzburger Building (274-8254). The draft ordinance can also be accessed through the county’s website. Click here; under the Departments tab, click on Planning Commission.

Moving Sale Thursday, Friday & Saturday In Port Allegany

Whispering Evergreens Will Host "Mazing For Miracles” on Saturday, October 23

Mazing For Miracles

This Saturday (Oct 23) is the final night for Mazing For Miracles. The event starts at 8:00pm at Whispering Evergreens Pumpkin Patch located at 320 Gee Hill Road across from Hamiltons Sugar Shack. (On Route 49 headed toward Westfield take a left onto Jackson Road. Take the second dirt road on the right and come to the top of the hill.

Mazers should bring a flashlight. The cost of the maze is $5.00 per person. Children under 2 and under are free. All proceeds to benefit the Children's Miracle Network of Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Come out for a great night of fun! These little pumpkins need us! For more information call 814-848-7426.

No Cause Listed In Fire That Destroyed Home On Rt. 872

House Fire Remains Under Investigation
There wasn't much left of this house on Dividing Ridge Road (Rt. 872) for fire investigators to look at. The structure was fully involved when the blaze was reported to 911 at 1:45 AM on Wednesday.

The home was owned by Denise Miller of Osceola Mills, PA and rented to Angela M. Markley of 1943 Dividing Ridge Road, Coudersport, PA, the location of the burned house. There were no occupants in the home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from multiple fire stations in Potter County were activated to the fire scene or for standby assignments. Emporium stood by for Austin.

The single family dwelling was severely damaged by combustion as you can see in the photos above. PSP Fire Marshal David Surra and the Coudersport Fire Chiefs investigated the scene but did not disclose a cause for the blaze. They estimated damages at about $135,000.00.

Surra said the fire remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Fast Detection & Quick Emergency Response Averted Tragedy In Emporium

Chemical Reaction Sparked Emporium Apartment Fire
The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit, Emporium Borough Police and Emporium Fire Chiefs investigated a structure fire that occurred Wednesday night at the Maple Street Apartments at 40 West 5th Street in Emporium Borough.

Smoke was detected in the third floor hallway by a tenant of the apartment complex at 8:40 pm and he activated the fire alarm warning system.

Firefighters and EMS personnel responded quickly and evacuated the residents, reporting heavy smoke on the third floor upon entry to the building. They worked quickly to locate and extinguish the fire in a closet .

The investigators found the fire started in a closet where towels saturated with different cleaning agents were piled inside the closet. The chemicals reacted and the towels began to smolder and combust, igniting other combustable materials inside the closet.

The fire was confined to the closet area and caused minimal damage.

An elderly resident was treated for smoke inhalation and transported to Elk Regional Health System In St. Marys.

Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots and exhaust fans to clear the smoke from the building.

Local Vendors Schedule Fall Open House in Coudersport October 23

House For Sale--Open House Saturday & Sunday in Coudersport

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Memorial Service For Thomas L (Hiney) Snyder

Memorial Service For Thomas L (Hiney) Snyder

The THOMAS L (Hiney) SNYDER MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 1 pm and the Sweden Valley United Methodist Church on Route 6 East of Coudersport just past the Route 6 and Route 49 intersection going east on 6.

All who knew and loved Tom are welcome.

A complete obituary was previously published HERE.

A Weedville man is facing charges

Man Allegedly Shot at Bar

A Weedville man is facing charges for allegedly firin149g a gun into a bar building early this morning.

State police say 49-year-old Douglas Huff fired four shots into the Elk Back Bar building from the parking lot at sometime between 2:45 and 6 a.m.

Police are continuing their investigation.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Program This Sunday At Sinnemahoning State Park

The following program will be offered at SINNEMAHONING STATE PARK

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

2:00 PM - Bald Eagles of Sinnemahoning

Join the park naturalist at the Dam Overlook parking area for an update on the status of the breeding pair of bald eagles at Sinnemahoning State Park. The past several years have seen a lot of changes, and this is your chance to learn about recent developments. The program includes a hike to observe the area of the new nest site. Please dress for the weather.

Meet at the Dam Overlook parking area

For more information on this or other Sinnemahoning State Park programs, please contact the park office at 814-647-8401.

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

Fire/EMS Units Responding to ATV Crash In Gibson Township

Man Injured In ATV Crash
Fire and Ambulance units from Sinnemahoning and an ambulance & crew from Emporium are responding to an ATV crash about 10 miles back on a trail from 411 Grove Street in Gibson Township, Cameron County.

A male is reported to have head injuries.

Stat Helicopter requested to Ball Field In Sinnemahoning.

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Troy R. Hooftallen, 36, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Austin, PA

Troy R. Hooftallen, 36, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Austin, PA, died Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Allegheny General Hospital.

Born July 6, 1974 at Charles Cole Hospital in Coudersport, PA. He is the son of Barbara J. Wingard of Punxsutawney, and Perry E. Hooftallen and wife Sue of Roulette. His maternal grandparents are Earl and Veronica May of Sagamore.

Troy previously worked as the assistant manager at Price Chopper in Scranton.

He was an avid Denver Broncos fan, enjoyed playing basketball, softball, lifting weights and being outdoors.

In addition to his parents he survived by two brothers, Terry Hooftallen and wife Rhoda of Austin, and Tim Hooftallen of Punxsutawney, one sister, Betty Hooftallen of Roulette. Lifetime companion, Kimberly Hall, and her children Joshua, Jacob, Marissa and Melissa of Punxsutawney. Niece, Madison Hooftallen, nephews, Dawson and Matthew Hooftallen. Several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, John Wingard, paternal grandfather, Elias and Eva (Burkett) Hooftallen.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Big Run.

Memorial donations may be made to funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at