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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jill Martin Rend, Director Of BC3 @ Upper Allegheny Can Answer Your Questions About Courses

Jill Martin Rend is the new director of BC3 @ Upper Allegheny and will be located at the Jefferson County Career Center. She holds bachelor's degrees in both Accounting and Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and Point Park University, respectively, as well as a master's degree in Education in Business/Workforce Development with a K-12 Business/Computer Information Technology teaching certificate from IUP. She is currently working on a master's degree in Reading/Reading Specialist Certification from Edinboro University. In addition, she is ABD away from a D. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from IUP. Jill described the courses offered in the new program serving the 11 county Western & Central Pa areas.

For complete class information and contact information for BC3 @ Upper Allegheny click on

Butler County Community College President Announces New Courses At Coudersport Reception

Dr. Nicholas Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, traveled to Coudersport last week for a reception to announce the new college classes to be made available to the 11 county Upper Allegheny Consortium.

Dr. Neupauer spoke about the lack of community colleges north of Interstate 80.

He said the area is a natural expansion of Butler Community College (BC3), offering online courses and using other's educational building facilities. If the demand is there in the future, buildings can be added to accommodate the demand.

He's hoping for a great success of the program being offered in the 11 County area.

Video by Solomon's words for the wise

Former Pitt-Bradford President Endorses Education Consortium Course Offerings

Dr. Richard McDowell, Past President of Pitt-Bradford University in Bradford, speaks about his convictions that community colleges can help students to gain an education without the high costs of tuition and travel or campus housing expenses.

He says that community college courses give students a chance to try their hand at college courses to see if they can succeed and move on to regular colleges and universities.

He said that community colleges feed students to colleges like Pitt-Bradford and and are not competition to the college.

Dr. McDowell is a big booster for the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny and the BC3 program being initiated in the 11 county area.

In the video above, shot at the Potter County Educational Council last week by Solomon's words for the wise, Dr McDowell expresses his endorsement of the ECUA program in co-operation with Butler County Community College.

Ed Consortium Council President Announces New College Courses For Area

The ECUA, which stands for the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny, is an Educational System to Prepare Northwest & North Central Pennsylvania for the 21st Century Workplace.

The ECUA was formed to bring educational opportunities to residents of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford,Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren counties. It is headquartered at 107 Werner Drive in Russell, PA. Contact phone number is 814-757-8767.

Duane A. Vicini, featured in the video above, shot by Solomon's words for the wise at a reception last week at the Potter County Educational Council in Coudersport, is the President of the Consortium. He announced the new associate degree programs being offered by the Butler County Community College (BC3)online and in North Central PA Locations.

Registration Begins November 15th/Classes Start January 18th

News Facts About Butler Community College

BC3 will offer 2 online degrees to an 11 county region in North Central PA.

BC3 will offer community college education primarily through online classes.

BC3 will expand into the region with the support of Senator Joe Scarnati and the ECUA.

BC3 will offer 2 online degrees: Business Management and General Studies.

Jill Martin Rend, new director of BC3 @ Upper Allegheny, will be located at the Jefferson County Career Center.

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Butler County Community College Announces Courses Available In 11 Central & Western PA Counties

L to R: Jill Martin Rend, Director of BC3 @ Upper Allegheny; Duane Vicini, President of ECUA; Dr. Richard McDowell, Chair of ECUA; Senator Mary Jo White; Senator Joe Scarnati; Dr. Nick Neupauer, BC3 President; William O'Brien, VP of Continuing Education and Off-Campus Sites; Francie Spigelmyer, VP of Academic Affairs.

BC3 announces classes in 11 counties in the Upper Allegheny region of PA

Butler County Community College (BC3) announced its expansion into the eleven-county region in North Central Pennsylvania today at a press conference earlier this month at DuBois Area Catholic High School. BC3 @ Upper Allegheny will provide community college education for residents of 11 central & western Pennsylvania counties, beginning in January 2011, primarily through online classes.

Senator Joe Scarnati said, “BC3 brings additional higher educational opportunities to the people in our area and this will assist in supplementing our existing institutions. We are glad to have them here.”

With the support of the Senator and a partnership with the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA), BC3 will bring affordable, convenient, and accessible college degrees to the region.

“Access to higher education and serving underserved areas of the region is part of BC3’s mission and goals,” said Dr. Nick Neupauer, BC3 President. “We are pleased to partner with ECUA to bring affordable education and job retraining opportunities to this rural part of Pennsylvania.”

The eleven-county region includes Crawford, Venango, Warren, Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield, Elk, Cameron, McKean, and Potter Counties.

BC3 will offer two online degrees initially that students can complete through online classes without having to attend another BC3 location. The programs are an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management, which is a two-year career program followed by employment and an Associate in Arts degree in General Studies, which will transfer to a four-year college or university.

Eleven courses are offered for the spring semester that begins on January 18, 2011. There are six online classes and five developmental, face-to-face classes.

Through ECUA, BC3 will hold the developmental classes and computer labs in five locations: two Vo-Tech schools and three Community Education Councils (CEC’s) located in five of the eleven counties.

The main satellite location will be housed at Jefferson County Career Center in Reynoldsville.

The other four satellite locations are Potter County CEC in Port Allegheny, the CEC of Elk and Cameron Counties in St. Mary’s, the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council in Warren, and the Clarion County Career Center in Shippenville.

Eventually more courses will be offered at the five locations, in addition to computer labs for students who may need to access computers.

Jill Martin Rend is the new director of BC3 @ Upper Allegheny and will be located at the Jefferson County Career Center. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and Point Park University, respectively, as well as a master’s degree in Education in Business/Workforce Development with a K-12 Business/Computer Information Technology teaching certificate from IUP. She is currently working on a master’s degree in Reading/Reading Specialist Certification from Edinboro University. In addition, she is ABD away from a D. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from IUP. Rend has taught at IUP and is currently substitute teaching in the Jefferson County area. She resides in Punxsutawney with her four sons.

Registration for the spring semester begins on November 15, 2010 and classes begin on January 18, 2011. For more information about BC3 @ Upper Allegheny, contact the BC3 Admission’s Office by calling 888-826-2829, ext. 8346 or 724-284-8501 or visit

For more information, contact Susan Changnon, Director of Communications and Marketing at 888-826-2829, ext. 8222 or 724-287-8711, ext. 8222 or email

MVA In Roulette With Injury

Car Crashed Into Guard Rail
At 7:23 pm on Saturday, Roulette 'Fire & ambulance are responding to Creekside Drive in Roulette Township near Gustin's Auto Shop for a motor vehicle accident. One vehicle is reported into the guardrails with one injury.

Medical Emergency Behind Trailer Park In Ulysses

Medical Emergency/Possible Land Rescue
At 5:41 pm on Saturday, Ulysses Dept. 47 and Genesee Dept. 37 have been dispatched to a medical emergency at 658 Academy Street and possible land rescue for a female on a path above the trailer park.

Dept. 37 units recalled by Ulysses Chief.

Rollover Crash Reported On I-86 East of Allegany, NY

Rollover Crash On I-86
At 3:06 pm on Saturday, EMS & Fire Rescue from Allegany, NY, has been dispatched to a 1 car rollover accident on Interstate 86, east of the Allegany exit.

Roulette Halloween Parade Video

18th Annual Roulette Halloween Parade and Party!!! Saturday October 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

18th Annual Roulette Halloween Parade and Party!!!

Saturday October 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

We want to thank all of the people who help make the parade a success.

Categories for this years parade are as follows.

• Floats/Groups
• Animals
• Misc.
• Super hero
• Fantasy
• Scary

All participants are encouraged to get their costumes registered at the PCHS building on North Street between 12:00 and 1:00. We are not responsible for any costumes that do not get registered. Floats will be judged at Johnson’s Trailer Park as in previous years. The parade will start at Johnsons trailer park and continue up Main Street and end at the Roulette Fire Hall. We will be having cookies and drinks during the party. Ribbons and Certificates will be awarded for all categories. We will also give out prizes for all participants.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Once again we will be having the pumpkin decorating contest at the fire hall. Make sure to enter you pumpkin before the parade starts. Pumpkins will be judged while the parade is ongoing. Ribbons and Certificates will be awarded for children 12 and under as well as 13 and up.

We are always looking for new ideas for the parade. If you are interested in bringing out your classic cars or are a group that is interested in walking please contact Mandy Andreano at 544-8894

David Shalkowksi at 544-8092 or Beth Whaley at 544-4083.

On the day of the parade you can contact us at the firehall at 544-7762 starting at 10 AM.

If it is raining , we will march around the Fire Hall and judge at the Hall as well.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treating will take place on Saturday October 30th from
5:30 until 7:30 PM.

You Tube Video Portrays Corbett With Memory Loss

Gloves come off in Pennsylvania's race for governor as Election Day nears

KARI ANDREN, The Patriot-News

As Election Day draws near, the gloves have come off in Pennsylvania’s race for governor.

Campaign commercials, stump speeches and even actions by outsiders have intensified and are coming to a head just days before the polls open on Tuesday.

A YouTube user took a jab at Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett’s this week, posting a three-minute video of Corbett’s testimony in a lawsuit.

In the video, Corbett says “I don’t know” or “I don’t recall” nearly 100 times.

The video is culled from a six-hour deposition that Corbett, the state attorney general, gave in a whistle-blower suit filed against him and others in the attorney general’s office and the state Department of Revenue. More...

2 Vehicle Crash On Eldred Main Street

2 Vehicle Crash With Injuries
At 9:15 am on Saturday, A medical helicopter is headed to a landing zone at the park in Eldred for a victim of a two vehicle crash in Eldred at South Main at Chriss Drive in the Boro.
Otto Township Ambulance has also arrived on scene at 9:30.

Eldred ambulances transported to the landing zone and to Bradford Regional Medical Center. Otto Ambulance transported to Olean General Hospital. Early reports indicated possibly 4 injured in the crash.

Friday, October 29, 2010

DeWalt Angle Grinder Stolen In Roulette Burglary

Unknown actors made entry into two barns at 75 Laninger Creek Road in the village of Roulette overnight on 10-27/28 by damaging the locks on both barns.

After gaining entry they removed a DeWalt angle grinder valued at $130.00 owned by Raymond D. Kulp of Roulette. Damage to the locks was estimated at $20.00.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Allis at PSP Coudersport. 814-274-8690.

Credit Card Tapped By Unknown Actors

Fraudulent purchases totaling $257.90, charged to a Eulalia Township man's credit card, were reported to State Police recently.

Michael Walter Cunningham, of 8 Townline Road Apt. 4, reported the incident occurred on September 28, 2010.

Items Available At Steve's Farm Fresh Produce

Hicks Run Bridge On Rt. 555 Is Now Open To Traffic

Hicks Run Bridge Opens

PennDOT has completed work on the new Hicks Run Bridge on Route 555 in Gibson Township, Cameron County. Traffic began using the new bridge this afternoon.

Crews have been working since February to replace the old bridge. With traffic now using the new bridge, PennDOT will begin work to remove the temporary, one-lane bridge and signal that had been in place during construction. The new bridge opened about a week ahead of schedule. The bridge is located on Route 555 near the Elk and Cameron counties line.

Overall project work has included replacement of the old bridge, approach work and miscellaneous construction. The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. of Wellsville, New York was the contractor on this $1.1 million job.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.

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Traffic Accident With Injury In Shippen Township

Traffic Accident On Rich Valley Road
At 7:30 pm on Friday, Emporium Fire Rescue and Ambulance are responding to a traffic accident with injury at 3083 Rich Valley Road in Shippen Township. One person is reported injured with a head injury.

State Police reported that Thomas William Miller, 68, of Emporium, PA, failed to negotiate a left curve and impacted the bridge at Rich Valley Road & Cooks Run.
He was driving a 1997 Ford Aerostar.

Miller was placed under arrest for DUI. He was also cited for Driving On Roadways Laned For Traffic. The investigation is continuing.

Company 14 and Fire Police Clear at 8:40 pm.

Searchers Find Body Of Ridgway Man Near East Branch Dam

Ridgway Man Found Dead

State police are investigating the death of a Ridgway man who was reported missing Thursday and was found near his vehicle today on state forest land in Jones Township.

Police say they believe the 58-year-old died of natural causes and there are no suspicious circumstances, but they are continuing their investigation.

Police were assisted by the Jones Township Volunteer Fire Department, Elkland Search and Rescue and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Tea Party To Meet Saturday In Coudersport

Tea Party is having a pre- election rally this Saturday from 10:00 am 'till 12:00 noon on the Courthouse Square.

Several Tea Party members from the tri-county area are going to be on hand to speak and share their view on the upcoming elections.

The Tea Party is a grassroots organization interested in getting the attention of politicians and reminding them they work for the people and they will be held accountable .

YOUR VOTE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Come hear for yourself and make sure you VOTE.

Whats On The Radar For Marcellus Shale Gas In Potter County

Marcellus Shale Natural Gas: ‘What’s New? What’s Next?’

chiefsmallerWhat have we seen in early development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry in Potter County? More importantly, what does the crystal ball reveal for 2011 and beyond?

Those two themes will be the focus of the final Potter County Natural Gas Task Force meeting of the year. It’s scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport, and is open to the public.

There will be presentations from the Task Force’s five study committees on issues ranging from water quality and the industry’s impact on township roads, to job training and emergency services. After the review of developments so far and the forecast of what’s to come, the floor will be open for a roundtable discussion.

Anyone seeking more information on Marcellus Shale Natural Gas issues or the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force is encouraged to check out the county’s website here (click on Marcellus Shale/Natural has for a drop-down box with viewing options).

Gayla L. Arlia, 58, of 2077 W. 83rd St. Cleveland, OH

Gayla L. Arlia, 58, of 2077 W. 83rd St. Cleveland, OH, passed away Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born April 19, 1952, in Olean she was daughter of Elden and Audrey (Burlingame) Hewett. She attended school in Bolivar and later graduated from college in Ohio.

On July 27, 1971 Phoenix AZ, she married Orlando L. Arlia who survives.

She worked in the Mortgage Department at Amara Trust Bank, National City Bank and was the Supervisor of Tellers at US Bank before she retired.

She was a member of St. Colman Catholic Church in Cleveland.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters: Brenda (Jim) Pennington, Amelia (Ken) Miles, Christine (Basil Jones) Arlia, two sons: Orlando Arlia Jr., and Shawn Arlia, three sisters: Paula Doxey, Debbie Knight, and Marcia Metz, one brother, Clifford Hewett, 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday November 1, 2010 from 2-4 pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., where a Prayer Service will be held Tuesday at 9:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701 or charity of the donor's choice .

Online condolences may be made at

Pitt Bradford Will Help Gather Food
Packing food for a trio of agencies are, from left, Kelly Z. Case, executive director of the United Way of the Bradford Area; Megan Mangini, community relations and marketing specialist for the United Way; Karen Costello Pecht, United Way intern and member of Students in Free Enterprise; Samantha McGriff of the Student Nurse Organization; Mary Boser, assistant professor of nursing and SNO adviser; and Ian Kolb of SNO.


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, along with two of its student groups, is working with the United Way of the Bradford Area to gather food next month for area food banks.

The food drive, which is being organized by Pitt-Bradford’s Students in Free Enterprise, will gather non-perishable items from Nov. 1 through 19. Items will be split between the Bradford YWCA food pantry, the Bradford Salvation Army food pantry and The Friendship Table, which provides evening meals for those who are hungry.

On campus, the Student Nurse Organization will be collecting at several sites: Frame-Westerberg Commons, Hanley Library, Fisher Hall, Swarts Hall, Blaisdell Hall and the Sport and Fitness Center.

Off-campus drop points for individuals or organizations to make donations are Bradford branches of Northwest Savings Bank and the lobby of Pitt-Bradford’s Seneca Building on Marilyn Horne Way downtown.

Non-perishable food and hygiene items are welcome. Organizers hope to gather 5,000 pounds of food during the drive.

To sign up your business or organization as a collection point or for more information, contact Diana Maguire, associate project director for the Entrepreneurship Program at Pitt-Bradford, at 814-362-5277 or

Election Day Bake Sale Benefit At Harrison Valley

Live Jazz At Cafe Olga In Coudersport Friday Night

Live Jazz at Café Olga

Friday, October 29 · 7:30pm

Cafe Olga 4 East 2nd Street Coudersport, PA

Don Vought has put together a very special Jazz Quartet (maybe Jazz Quintet) for this Friday. Don will be performing with Joel Anderson, & Jack & Dee Krone. This will be Joel's debut performance at Cafe Olga.

No cover charge, but gratuities for the musicians are graciously accepted

Route 44 Has Been REOPENED

Route 44 Re-Opened After Crash
At 4:09 pm on Friday, State Police have advised that Route 44 north of Coudersport in the Hebron Center area has been REOPENED TO TRAFFIC after a dump truck crash this afternoon.

The road was closed for several hours to clean up gravel spilled on the roadway and remove the wreckage of the truck.

The driver was apparently transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6.

State Police have not released the accident report with details of the crash as of yet.


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B. Braun Voluntarily Recalls Seven Lots of Heparin Manufactured in 2008 Due to Supplier-Initiated Recall of Heparin Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Joseph F. Cibula, Sr., 79, of Cyclone, PA

Joseph F. Cibula, Sr., 79, of Cyclone, passed away, Friday, October 29th, 2010 at his residence after a long illness.

Born July 6, 1931, in Westline, he was a son of the late Nicholas L. and Julia (Olostiak) Cibula.

On April 4, 1959 in Rockville, MD he married Patricia Ann (Douglas) Cibula who survives.

Mr. Cibula attended schools in Custer City and graduated from Bradford High School in 1950. On August 19, 1950 he enlisted in the United States Air Force served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Staff/Sgt on September 2, 1953. He attended the University of Miami and later resided in the Washington D.C. and Maryland area for many years, where he worked as a commercial artist and realtor, establishing his own business. After his retirement he returned to the Bradford Area.

He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and Pine Acres County Club.

In addition to his wife Patricia, he is survived by a daughter, Jane Cibula of Cyclone and a son, Joseph (Melissa) Cibula, Jr. of Frederick, MD, a sister, Helen Cunningham of Los Angeles, CA, 3 grandchildren; Ryan Cibula, Lindsey Cibula and Jack Cibula and 17 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons: Nicholas Joseph Cibula and David Thomas Cibula, 3 brothers, Frank, John and Michael Cibula, 3 sisters, Margaret Cibula, Susan Cibula and Mary Horner and a nephew Frank Cibula, Jr.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend funeral and committal services at St. Bernard Mausoleum Chapel on Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 11:00am with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating.

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

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to St. Bernard Church PO Box 2394 Bradford, PA 16701 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Online condolences may be made at

Two images produced by OpendTect software of the Marcellus Shale layer in Pennsylvania. The “side” view is fairly self-explanatory. The “top” view shows a proposed well (the aqua-colored dot at the top of the image). OpendTect interprets seismic data on oil and gas reserves to help geologists choose the best places and methods for drilling.

BRADFORD, Pa. – dGB Earth Sciences, a leading provider of seismic interpretation software to the oil and gas industry, has donated six commercial licenses for the plugins of its OpendTect software worth to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Petroleum Technology program.

Dr. Jamal Assad, visiting professor of petroleum technology, secured the software. He said that students in the petroleum technology program will use the software to interpret seismic data on oil and gas reserves in Pennsylvania.

In addition to the software, students will also have access to dGB’s Open Seismic Repository, which contains seismic data, interpreted horizons and well data from a number of global locations.

Assad said that the software works by taking seismic and geological data and turning it into a three-dimensional representation that can be used to pinpoint the location of oil or gas and the best, most efficient way to reach and extract it.

Assad said students who can use the software will be in demand with operating companies that are currently exploring and extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale layer of Pennsylvania.

Assad hopes that the OpendTect acquisition will be the first tool to make Pitt-Bradford a technology center for petroleum research and teaching.

Pitt-Bradford is the first university in Pennsylvania to receive academic licenses from dGB. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the in the Americas, about 200 universities have already incorporated OpendTect into their teaching and research with more than 1,000 commercial licenses.

Jan Stellingwerff Beintema, marketing director of dGB Earth Sciences, said, “Supporting the next generation of geoscientists and geologists is core to everything we do at dGB. That’s why thousands of students worldwide are today able to familiarize themselves with OpendTect and some of the most advanced specialist seismic interpretation tools in the industry today. We welcome the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to the program and look forward to working with them as they tackle some of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas and seismic interpretation challenges.”

Pitt-Bradford’s petroleum technology program was restored four years ago to help address the increasing needs of the oil and gas industry and the residents of the region.

Assad has more than 18 years of academic and industrial experience in oil and gas and has served as a visiting faculty member at California State University and as a co-director of the West Coast Geo-Technology Training Center in Bakersfield, Calif.

He has worked at Fugro World Wide, Core Laboratories and Landmark Graphics (Halliburton) consulting and training worldwide in seismic processing, seismic modeling, attribute analysis and two-dimensional and three-dimensional seismic interpretation.

He holds a doctoral degree in geophysics from the University of Houston, a master of science in geological sciences from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor of science in geology from the University of Jordan.

Gordon J. Irons, 89, of Rew, PA

Gordon J. Irons, 89, of Rew, passed away, Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center in Smethport.

Born December 12, 1920, in Wetmore Twp, he was a son of the late William Ellis and Katherine (Fitzgerald) Irons.

On July 12, 1943 at the First United Methodist Church in Bradford he married Elizabeth "Betsy" (Armstrong) Irons who survives.

Mr. Irons was a 1939 graduate of Otto High School. On February 4, 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy he served during WW II in the Atlantic Convoy Duty and the Pacific Theater, he was honorably discharged on October 23, 1945. He worked as the Foster Township Road Supervisor from 1952 to 1956. In 1956 he went to work for Kendall Refining and in 1983 retired as a maintenance supervisor.

He was a member of Rew United Methodist Church, a member and Past Master of the North Star Lodge #555 F&AM, Coudersport Consistory, Zem Zem Shriners of Erie, Tuna Valley York Rite College #76, Bradford Royal Arch Chapter #260, Commander #58 Knights Templer, Bradford Council #43, R.&S.M., and the McKean County Shrine Club. He was a charter member of the Zippo Archery Club and Smethport County Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife Betsy of 67 years is, a daughter, Diana Lynn Irons of Martha Vineyard, Mass, one son, Gordon D. Irons of Smethport, five sisters: Mary Lou (George) Gigliotti of Bradford, Ruth Boyle of Duke Center; Lowanda Livak of Salamanca, Isie Iona "Peg" Irons of Atlanta, GA, Ella Elizabeth (Robert) Kaczmarek of Duke Center, four brothers: Gilbert (Pricilla) Irons of Duke Center, Francis Fitzgerald of Sheffield, Thomas (Barb) Irons of Bradford, and James (Mary Lou) Irons of Eldred, three grandchildren: Jeremiah Armstrong Brown, Naomi Elizabeth Brown and Reuben Fitzgerald Brown, three great grandchildren: Michael John Maynard, Christian Anthony Flanders and Violet Elizabeth Southwick, and thirty five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, William Irons and Rex Irons.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday November 1, 2010 from 4:00pm to 7:00PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 2nd, with Rev. Fred Moore, pastor of Rew United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Members of Northern Star Lodge #555 F&AM will conduct a masonic service at 7:00pm Monday in the funeral home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the North Star Lodge #555, or Shriners Crippled Children Hospital 1645 8th St. Erie, PA 16505.

On line condolences may be made at

Galeton Man Charged With DUI

DUI Charged
Sun Gazette

Jay A. Manns, 29, of 7 Oak St., Galeton, charged by state police on Route 6, Gaines Township, Sept. 28, after he crashed his car.

He was issued a summons to appear for a preliminary hearing Dec. 3.

National Fuel Drops Rates As Natural Gas Market Price Drops

National Fuel Lowering Rate

National Fuel is lowering its rates by nearly 10 percent effective Monday. The monthly bill of a typical residental customer will go from $92 to $83. National Fuel Communications Manager Nancy Taylor says the decrease is a direct result of a continuing decline in the market price of natural gas.

81 Year Old Westfield Man Shot Dead By Police

Tioga County, Pa., man, 81, killed by police in shooting

Star Gazette

Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield said authorities shot and killed an 81-year-old Westfield man early Friday morning following a standoff that began around 2 p.m. Thursday.

Dead is James Pizzinato of 7 state Route 49.

Two troopers tried to serve a mental health warrant on Pizzinato at his home around 2 p.m. Thursday. Pizzinato answered the door and waved a revolver at one of the troopers.

A state police emergency response team was called to the home and police began negotiations with Pizzinato, according to a press release.

Pizzinato came out of the home firing a gun at police. Police returned fire and killed Pizzinato around 12:38 a.m. More...

Joseph M. Arnold, 55, of 239 Wyoming Dr., NW, Concord, North Carolina formerly of Emporium, PA

Joseph M. Arnold, 55, of 239 Wyoming Dr., NW, Concord, North Carolina formerly of Emporium, PA died at Carolina Medical Center, NE, Concord, North Carolina on Wednesday (October 27, 2010) morning following a brief illness.

He was born May 28, 1955 in St. Marys a son of the late Edward E. and Eleanor Tevis Arnold.

On August 7, 1976 in First Baptist Church, Emporium he married Catherine Caldwell Arnold, who Survives.

Mr. Arnold graduated from Burlington Northern Regional High School. He attended Williamsport Area Community College. He worked as a truck driver for over 28 years. He was a active member of the Poplar Grove Baptist Church in Concord, NC. He also belonged to the Carolina Faith Riders and the Patriot Guard Riders.

In addition to his wife Catherine Caldwell Arnold
Son: Stephen E. Arnold and his wife Allie, New Bloomfield, PA
Son: Joseph "Adam" Arnold and his wife English, US Air Force, Mildenhal, England
Daughter: Amanda, Mrs. Steven Ward, Pensacola, FL
5 Grandchildren: London, Catey, Cheyanne, Coty and Lille
2 Step Grandchildren: Morgan and Ben
Sister: Tammy Leh, Bethlehem, PA
Aunt: Clara Weir, Emporium
Aunt: Aloma, Mrs. John Prosper, Emporium
Aunt: Brucetta, Mrs. Howard Beer, Emporium
Several: Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Edward E. and Eleanor Tevis Arnold

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (November 1, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. R. Scott Melott, Pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium

If desired, Memorials may be made to the Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 3476 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord, NC 28027

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


as a result of a dump truck accident.

Gravel is reported all over the highway in that location making the road impassable. On scene report indicated that it may be some time before clean-up is completed.

If you have to go in that direction, you may want to find an alternate route.

Dump Truck Crash At Hebron Center

Dump Truck Crash
At 12:54 pm on Friday, Coudersport Sept. 48 has been dispatched to a report of a dump truck rolled onto it's side just north of Hebron Center on Route 44 in Hebron Township.

The driver, Thomas Burford, 75, of Port Allegany, PA, is reported to be ambulatory outside the truck. Portville Truck is reported to be en route to remove the truck. The truck was hauling gravel which is spilled all over the road according to communications from the scene.

At 1:28 pm--Ambulance 48-7 and Medic 6 are transporting Burford to Charles Cole Hospital.

Update for Bradford Bypass Project for Week of Nov. 1

Update for Bradford Bypass Project for Week of Nov. 1

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 Nov. 1. 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, building an emergency crossover. 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.

PennDOT Introduces Online Service to Aid Residents Working to Restore Driving Privileges

PennDOT Introduces Online Service to Aid Residents Working to Restore Driving Privileges

Harrisburg – PennDOT has added a new feature to its website to help residents who have lost their driving privileges and are working to restore them.

“Pennsylvanians have asked us to add the option to request license restoration requirements information to our growing list of online driver and vehicle services,” said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. “We are listening to our customers and are pleased to add this online service.”

Those affected can now go online for free to request and print their restoration requirements letter, which outlines certain criteria that must be met before driving privileges can be restored.

Since each suspended driver’s situation is unique and requirements may vary, the letter clearly explains the specific steps that an individual must take.

To request and print restoration requirements, visit, and select “Request a Restoration Requirements Letter,” under “Online Driver and Vehicle Services.” Users will need to provide their driver’s license number, their date of birth and the last four digits of their Social Security number.

PennDOT’s online driver and vehicle services are always available and include driver’s license and photo ID card renewals; vehicle registration renewal; driver-history services; change of address; exam scheduling; checking personalized license plate availability; and adding the organ donor designation to the driver’s license/photo ID card. There are no additional fees for using online services.

Universal Well Services Opens Williamsport Branch

New firm opens, plans to employ 140 people

October 29, 2010 - By SAVANNA JENNINGS -
Sun Gazette

Meadville-based Universal Well Services Inc., a natural gas and oil well services company, has opened a new facility on Arch Street and has plans to hire 140 people within the next 12 months.

Already on staff here are 70 employees, according to Bob Garland, senior technical adviser at Universal's corporate office.

The company brought some employees from its existing facilities, but most of the individuals hired here are locals, he said.

"We are attempting to hire locals as much as we can because that is important," Garland said.

The Williamsport facility will hire another 70 employees over the next 12 months who will work as truck drivers, electricians, engineers, and mechanics, as well as unskilled laborers. More...

DEP: Three Exciting Projects in PA Show Momentum, Progress Toward Clean Energy Future

DEP: Three Exciting Projects in PA Show Momentum, Progress Toward Clean Energy Future

Projects in Bucks, Lancaster and York Counties Illustrate Economic, Environmental Benefits of Money-Saving Green Technologies, Success of Federal Recovery Act

HARRISBURG -- Officials with the Department of Environmental Protection were on hand today at celebrations marking three different clean energy projects—including the largest rooftop solar array in North America—to deliver the message that renewable energy sources and technologies that are more efficient represent the economic future of Pennsylvania and America.

DEP Secretary John Hanger this morning visited Frey Farm Landfill in Conestoga, Lancaster County, to cut the ribbon on a new, 3.2-megawatt wind power project by the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.

Later in the day, the secretary was on hand as local officials and citizens from Yardley, Bucks County, marked the completion of a broad, energy efficient lighting system upgrade that will save Lower Makefield Township taxpayers $50,000 annually.

Both projects benefited from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding because each met the bill’s objective of creating jobs and helping consumers and businesses save money by using green energy solutions.

Separately, in East Manchester Township, York County, Deputy Secretary for Energy and Technology Deployment Andrew Place watched today as GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare began installing solar panels on its northeast regional distribution center. Once completed, the 3-megawatt array will represent the largest rooftop system in North America, allowing the company to generate approximately 90 percent of its electricity needs.

“Today is a monumental day in Pennsylvania’s ongoing transformation to a clean, green future, and it’s also a great day for our economy because it represents what we can accomplish in terms of creating jobs and reducing our dependence on foreign oil and other polluting fossil-fuels,” said Hanger. “Pennsylvania has more than 350,000 people working in ‘green’ jobs and hundreds—if not thousands—of companies in this industry today as a result of our investments and policies that are leveling the playing field for renewables. Those investments are paying dividends today and will continue to do so for decades to come.”

Since 2003, Pennsylvania has invested more than $1 billion in renewable energy projects that have made it among the leading states for this industry. Pennsylvania has been recognized as one of the fastest growing states for wind energy and is expected to be among the top five for solar energy by the end of the year.

“The future of our state—and our nation—is in clean energy,” said Hanger. “The projects we visited today are proof of that. More families and businesses are realizing that clean energy is not only better for the environment and our health because these technologies don’t emit harmful pollutants, it’s better for our pocket books and bottom lines. By conserving energy, you reduce your monthly utility bill; by installing a generation source of renewable energy, you’re ensuring that you’ll pay a constant price for the energy that system generates for the next 20-30years: nothing.”

Hanger said the $8.7 million Frey Farm landfill project, which will provide 25 percent of the power to the neighboring Turkey Hill Dairy, created 26 construction jobs and will produce enough clean energy to offset the pollution that would have been created by burning 12,000 barrels of oil to generate the same amount of electricity. The commonwealth invested $1.5 million in the project through the Recovery Act-funded state energy program.

In Lower Makefield Township, the secretary witnessed how a $250,000 Conservation Works! grant – funded by the Recovery Act - helped replace 23 incandescent traffic lights and all of the free-standing parking lot light poles with new high-efficiency light emitting diode models. The changeover to LED is expected to reduce the lighting costs for traffic lights and parking lot lighting by 91 percent and 70 percent, respectively.

Finally, the GlaxoSmithKline project involves 100 workers adding about 11,000 solar panels over an area the size of approximately seven football fields. The solar panels will generate enough electricity to meet the annual energy needs of the nearly 500,000-square-foot building, which is equivalent to the amount of power 400 average-sized homes use in a year. The project benefited from a $1 million solar energy program grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The program was made possible by the state’s $650 million Alternative Energy Investment Fund, which Governor Edward G. Rendell signed into law in 2008.

For more information on Pennsylvania’s clean energy development program and work to help consumers and businesses conserve energy, visit

Volleyball, Coudy vs Otto-Eldred

Volleyball, Coudy vs Otto-Eldred. Sample pictures out of many taken. Coudy won the matches, both JV and Varsity.

Photos by Leo Szczesny
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Halloween Party At The Spot Video

Emergency Services Council Meeting Changed

Emergency Services Council Meeting Switched To Nov. 18

Potter County Today

emergservicesThis month’s Potter County Emergency Services Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 pm in the Coudersport Fire Station. Each fire, ambulance and fire police organization in the county is asked to designate at least one representative to serve on the council.

It’s an effort to bring together emergency agencies from throughout the county to explore common interests and strategies, including financial options and recruitment/retention of volunteers, while updating members on recent issues and developments. Those planning to attend should contact the Department of Emergency Services at 274-8900 or send an email to potterema@zitomedia. net for confirmation.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Live Jazz At Cafe Olga In Coudersport Friday Night

Live Jazz at Café Olga

Friday, October 29 · 7:30pm

Cafe Olga 4 East 2nd Street Coudersport, PA

Don Vought has put together a very special Jazz Quartet (maybe Jazz Quintet) for this Friday. Don will be performing with Joel Anderson, & Jack & Dee Krone. This will be Joel's debut performance at Cafe Olga.

No cover charge, but gratuities for the musicians are graciously accepted

Bookis Unlimited Charity Fundraiser For Coudersport Public Library Is Nov. 9th

Books Unlimited At Consistory
On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, the directors of the Coudersport Public Library will host the twenty-fifth annual BOOKS UNLIMITED charity fundraiser in the Coudersport Consistory ballrooms. The evening will start off with browsing, socializing, and cocktails. It will continue with heavy hors d’oeuvres and delicious desserts, intermingled with our usual door prizes and fund raising events of auctions and raffles. Tickets for the Gala cost $25 and are available from members of the Library Board, Friends, or at the Library. We are very confident that the evening will be as enjoyable as it has been in the past.

We are still looking for items of good quality that we may offer for auction, raffles, and/or door prizes. These may be gift certificates, arts and crafts, antiques, or any usable modern merchandise. Of course, monetary donations are also greatly appreciated, no matter the amount. If you wish, you may leave items at the Library or you may call the Library at 274-9382 to arrange for pickup. We need to have all donations in by Friday, Oct. 29, so they can be listed in our program booklet.

This is the main fundraiser that locally supports the day to day operations and services that our library provides for our community. We thank everyone in advance for their support of our local library.

Coudersport Public Library
Books Unlimited Committee

Purse Missing In Bingham Township

Purse & Wallet Reported Missing
State Police reported today that a 50 year old female from Hillcrest Drive in Bingham Township discovered that her black vinyl purse with a shoulder strap, that contained a blue wallet inside, was missing on October 17 between 3:00 & 3:30 pm.

Anyone who has recovered the purse or has any information regarding it is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Brandon Allis is the investigator.

Fourth Annual Trunk or Treat Slated For Sunday

For the fourth year in a row, trick or treaters will parade through the Grace Lutheran parking lot to participate in "Trunk or Treat". The event will be held Sunday from 6:00-7:30PM, during trick or treating hours.

Volunteers will decorate the trunks of their cars along the parking lot, and pass out candy to trick or treaters as they make their way through the neighborhood. Inside the gym at the Community Life Center will be carnival games for the children as well.

Event organizers estimated that an approximate 2200 people walked through the event last year, with even more expected this year.

"The kids love it, the parents love it, and it really helps provide a safe, and family friendly way for the community to come together," says Josh Hatcher of Open Arms Community Church.

If individuals or organizations want to decorate a trunk, or donate candy for the event, they should contact the Community Life Center at Grace Lutheran Church at 814-362-1236

The event is sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church and Open Arms Community Church.

DEP Accepting Applications for Environmental Education Grants

DEP Accepting Applications for Environmental Education Grants

Deadline to Apply is Dec. 17

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications from schools, universities, intermediate units, county conservation districts, environmental education centers, businesses and incorporated nonprofit organizations—including municipalities and municipal authorities—for the 2011 Environmental Education Program grants.

“This is a great opportunity to learn and understand the many different environmental issues that we face today,” said Jack Farster, DEP’s environmental education director. “These opportunities allow for all Pennsylvanians to educate themselves on the environmental issues to gain a better understanding of what is being done and what needs to be done to protect our natural resources.”

The grants provide funding to create or develop projects that support environmental education on timely and critically important topics, such as:

• Sustainable energy sources and technologies, including solar, wind, hydro, microhydro, biomass, geothermal, alternative transportation fuels and energy efficiency and conservation;
• Air quality, with a focus on improvements in transportation and electric generation to reduce ground level ozone or smog;
• Watersheds and wetlands, focusing on abating abandoned mine drainage, reducing non-point source pollution and enhancing water conservation;
• Chesapeake Bay watershed education with a focus on reducing nutrient and sediment loads, point and non-point source pollution reductions; and
• Carbon capture and storage, including terrestrial sequestration and climate change.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 17 and the maximum grants amount that will be awarded is $7,500.

In May, DEP awarded 95 grants totaling more than $382,000 to groups in support of environmental education programs across the state. Since the program’s inception, the department has awarded more than $7 million.

The program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993 and mandates that 5 percent of all pollution fines and penalties DEP collects annually be set aside for environmental education.

Applications are available online at by clicking on the “Environmental Education” link, then “Grants,” or by contacting DEP’s Environmental Education Grants Program, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.

For more information, visit or call 717-772-1828.

New packages to be offered at Emporium Wellness Center

NEW at the Emporium Wellness Center!

Package A - morning muscular strength/range of motion and yoga stretch and morning and afternoon yoga - $25/month

Package B - morning and afternoon yoga, afternoon koga and multilevel aerobics and toning - $25/month

Package C - 10 coupons for $60 (ticket per class)

Call 486-1321 for more information


Sandoz initiates voluntary recall in the US of all 50mg/2mL and 250mg/10mL vials of Methotrexate Injection, USP due to the presence of glass particulates

Janet Swick, 70, of Bradford, PA

Port Allegany- Janet Swick, 70, of Bradford, died Tuesday (October 26, 2010) in the Bradford Manor, Bradford.

She was born Aug 5, 1940 in, Port Allegany a daughter of Glenn and Dorothy Kinney Causer, In 1960 in Olean, NY, she married Ronald J. Swick, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Swick was a graduate of Olean High School and worker at the Salamanca Elementary School as a secretary and also worked for the Texas Hot in Salamanca

She is survived by two sons: Robert Swick of Bradford, PA, Ronald Swick of Jamestown, NY, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, three sisters: Glena Larkin of Port Allegany, PA, Carol Trainer of MN, Joanie Sherwood of FL, one brother: Richard Causer of KS

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband a daughter Kim Wright in 1999, a son Michael Swick in 2008, 4 sisters and 3 brothers

Visitation will be held on Saturday Oct 30, 2010 from 10AM to 11 AM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA where funeral service will be held at 11:00 am with the Rev Randall Headley, Pastor of the Port Allegany Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette Twp.

Memorial may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice Online condolence may be made at

Gordon J. Irons 89 of Rew, PA

Gordon J. Irons 89 of Rew, passed away Thurday October 28, 2010 at the Lakeview Manor in Smethport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Jury Acquits Smith's Doctor In Drug Case

Jury Acquits Smith's Doctor In Drug Case

A jury acquitted Anna Nicole Smith's doctor Thursday of all counts in a
prescription drug conspiracy case involving the late model.




BRADFORD, Pa. – The Pitt Improvers, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s improvisational comedy club, will host a workshop Saturday, Nov. 6, on the campus.

The program will run from noon until 3 p.m. in Room 218 of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Open to all ages, the cost is $10, and Pitt-Bradford students are free.

Participants will develop acting skills through activities and improv games.

For more information on the workshop or to register is available by contacting Kristin Asinger, visiting instructor of sports medicine and Improvers adviser, at (814) 362-5154 or Participants can also register the day of the event, beginning at 11:30 a.m.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Baily’s Beads, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s award-winning literary magazine, has put out a call for submissions.

Poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, memoir, travel writing, personal essays, plays and translations are accepted year-round, but for consideration for Issue #17, which will be published during the 2011-2012 academic year, work should be submitted by Dec. 17, 2010.

Work should have a cover sheet with the author’s name and contact information, but the author’s name should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
Poetry should be single spaced, while prose should be double spaced. Writers may submit up to 20 pages. Submissions may be dropped off at 103 Blaisdell Hall or mailed to Baily’s Beads, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, Pa., 16701.

Editors in chief for Issue #16 are writing majors Sarah Dorben of North East, Mike Reeder of Murrysville and Bruno Cognetti of Wyoming. Dr. Nancy McCabe, associate professor of writing and director of the writing program, serves as the magazine’s adviser.

Issue #16 is nearly complete and will be unveiled at a reading and reception at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 2011, in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Baily’s Beads has won several prestigious awards in recent years: In 2008, it earned a Gold Medalist Award from Columbia University’s press association for content, organization and design, earning 993 out of a possible 1,000 points. The same issue also won a Silver Crown Award, placing it among the top 12 college magazines in the country, an award it also received in 2006 along with another Gold Medalist Award. In 2005, it earned its first Gold Medalist Award from Columbia

Smethport Residents OK After Rt. 219 Crash

Smethport Man Rolls Truck


A Smethport man is facing charges after a one vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Route 219 in Elk County. State Police say that a pickup truck driven by 27 year-old Ryan Austin fishtailed on a wet roadway, went out of control and rolled over twice. Austin and two passengers, both from Smethport, were wearing seatbelts and uninjured in the mishap.

Major Damage In House Fire On Klondike Road

House Fire in Corydon Township

Firefighters battled a house fire on Klondike Road in Corydon Township early Wednesday morning. Corydon Township Fire Chief Matt Cobb says the fire was contained to the living room, but caused major smoke and heat damage to the home. The State Police Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate the blaze. The home is owned by Donna Peterson.

Halloween Costume Contest At Olga Saturday Night

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 (NY) General Hospital following a brief illness.

Born Nov. 27, 1925, in Mahaffey, she was a daughter of George Raymond and Cora Hadden Yose.

Mary attended Otto Township schools and had resided in Berlin Heights, OH, for 25 years before moving to RIxford, then to Duke Center, where she had lived since 1977.

She was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a clerk typist.
Mary had been employed as a supervisor in the print shop of Futures in Bradford and later was employed by the Allegheny National Forest as a tourist representative and at the ranger station in Marshburg. In addition, she worked many years for Servo Corp. of Bradford.

She was a member of St. Raphael's Church in Eldred and its Altar Rosary Society. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and cooking. She was still riding roller coasters at Cedar Point when she was in her 70s.

Surviving are three sons, George Allen (Nancy) Burris of Rixford, Carl (Vicky) Burris of Ormsby and Raymond (Kay) Burris of Meadville; five grandchildren, Timothy Burris, Cara Zeigler, Meggan Hidalgo, Amanda Muckinhaupt and Justine Burris; three great-grandchildren, Kamden Hidalgo, Airianna and Alexis Muckinhaupt; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Cleston Hahn; and two sisters, Bernice Nace and Anna Mae Yose.

Friends may call at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, on Saturday (Oct. 23, 2010) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Raphael's Church, Eldred, with Father Chris M. Hamlet as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sartwell.

The family requests memorials be made to the Otto Ambulance Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Patriot-News Endorses Sestak For Senator

Sestak for Senate: He has courage needed for independence

Patriot-News Editorial Board

If your vote for our next U.S. senator is based on the one dimensional and scare-tactic portrayals of the candidates during this campaign the choices are fairly clear.

Vote for Republican Pat Toomey if you don’t want our senator to be a lock-step liberal who sits and waits to be told what to do by the Obama administration and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Or, vote for Democrat Joe Sestak if you don’t want someone representing Pennsylvania who is tied to Wall Street and cares only about the rich and little about the struggling middle class and the poor.

On looking deeper at their credentials, however, both candidates are smart, committed, principled and much more than the shameful campaign stereotypes portrayed in TV ads.

In the end, however, Toomey and Sestak have different views on the role of government in moving our country back to prosperity, how we should or should not stay involved in Iraq and Afghanistan, what path we need to take to ensure that we once again are able and willing to do great things, and how Congress should work as an institution to make sure we don’t find ourselves on the brink of an economic depression as we did just a couple of years ago.

It is in that context we support congressman Joe Sestak as our next U.S. senator. More...

Ruth E. Bateman, 92, formerly of Emporium, PA

EMPORIUM — Ruth E. Bateman, 92, formerly of Emporium, died Saturday (Oct. 23, 2010) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys. Arrangements were under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Drillers Responsible For Increase In Police Calls

All is not well;drilling raises issues

Courier Express

The Marcellus Shale industry has many positive aspects but some well workers are presenting problems for local police.

Lawrence Township police Chief Jeff Fink said he began noticing an increase in calls about six months ago.

Not all of the increase in public drunkenness and disorderly conduct incidents is attributable to the gas workers, but enough of them are to show a definite problem.

"The biggest problem is they like to go out and get drunk," Fink said. "It seems like every time we get called to a bar fight, gas well people are involved."

Fink said there have been incidents where workers have outnumbered the officers responding to the calls and the workers have gotten aggressive.

Fink said another concern is incidents of workers stalking women. The township had one case where two men were stalking a woman working at a local business. The men were detained and the woman agreed not to press charges if they agreed to leave her alone.

Another recent incident involved workers who were staying at a motel were having large quantities of drugs shipped in the mail from Michigan. More...

Trick Or Treat Times For Tioga County

Tioga County, Pa. Trick or Treat Times

Star Gazette

* Covington Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

* Knoxville Borough: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

* Lawrenceville: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

* Mansfield: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

* Westfield Borough: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Patriotic Theme For Fall Countywide Senior Luncheon

Patriotic Theme For Fall Countywide Senior Luncheon

school-kidsMore than 130 senior citizens from around Potter County attended the Fall Countywide Senior Center Luncheon, held in Ulysses. Regular attendees from the county’s four senior centers and guests enjoyed a fun time. Northern Potter High School students and Office of Aging staff served the food. Darlene Sitler (left), music teacher from Northern Potter Children’s School, and her students performed selections honoring veterans. Many veterans were in attendance and were given special honor when their branch of the military was spotlighted by the students

Free tetanus, flu and pneumonia shots were given State Health Department and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Valerie Tinder, RN, explained the importance of immunizations. George Morley and his band provided music for listening and dancing pleasure.

For more information on county’s senior centers and other services, please contact Potter County Area Agency on Aging at 814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

New Characters Dominate Potter County Offices Today

Potter County Employees Get In Halloween Spirit


hallowkelseyelectionduo1Visitors to Potter County offices may be doing a double-take today. Charlotte Dietrich and Deb Ostrom from the Planning Department organized a Halloween Costume Party over the lunch hour and employees in county offices were encouraged to dress for the occasion.

The Voter Registration/Elections due got in on the act, as Sandy Lewis went blue as a Democrat while Clarissa Cormier chose a red Republican motif.

That made “Sarah Palin” feel right at home, as Teri McDowell, a frequent face around the Gunzburger Building as a title searcher, donned the classic attire and brought along baby Trig.

teriassara3Register and Recorder Gary Kelsey got in on the act, authentic sword and all. Meanwhile, there were witches and wizards, devils and you name it — including Cousin It!.

In the group photo, left to right, are: front — Charlotte Dietrich, Sharon “It” Rawson, Krista Miller and Priscilla Watson; back — Judy Snyder, Linda Gambino, Kathy Majot and Deanna Johnston.

There was also an office decorating contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes during a luncheon at the auditorium of the Gunzburger Building. Guests are welcome (especially those with cameras!)

Coudy Ponies finish season with a shutout in Wellsville

Coudy Ponies finish season with a shutout in Wellsville

The Coudersport Pony team finished the 2010 season with a 13 to 0 shutout over the Wellsville Lions on Sunday. The team started out slow this year but finished winning three out of the final four games. Special thanks to all of the coaches who volunteered many hours to this program. You can view 200 photos of this game for free at!/album.php?aid=42509&id=100000021342978

See you next year!
RJ Haskins