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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Annual Christmas House Tour Coming Soon In Galeton


The annual Holly Trail Christmas House Tour sponsored by the Galeton chapter of Business and Professional Women will be held on Sunday, December 12 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Several homes within the Galeton area are on this year’s tour and will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season.

The Galeton Public Library has been added this year and will also be the place to purchase tickets on the day of the tour and to have a bit of light holiday refreshment. Tickets for the tour as well as raffle tickets are now on sale. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.

Prizes include a $100.00 gift card from the soon to be open Nittany Minit Mart, $50 gift certificate from Hearts Desire, a Large Christmas Wreath, $30 gift certificate from Pine Creek Inn, $20 gift certificate from Lakeview Cinema, $20 gift certificate from Starlight Video, and a medium Christmas Wreath.

The raffle prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the tour and winners need not be present win. Raffle tickets are available now at Richar Insurance and Finance, Delores Potter Beauty Salon, Hearts Desire, the Brick House Deli, from BPW members or by calling Barbara Welfling at (814) 435-6616.

Holly Trail House Tour tickets are available at Hearts Desire, Richar Insurance and Finance, Galeton Drug, from any BPW member, or by calling Barbara Welfling at (814) 435-6616. Advance ticket price is $8.00 and $10.00 on the day of the event. You may also purchase tickets on tour day at Hearts Desire which opens at noon.

Proceeds from this event go into the Elinor A. Martin Education Fund which provides scholarship money to Galeton senior girls who are continuing their education – as well as low-interest education loans and several on- going community projects such as the Summer Children’s Reading program at the Galeton Public Library.

The tour will be held rain, snow or shine! Business and Professional Women membership is open to any area women – working or non-working. Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month and anyone may attend a meeting as a guest. The Galeton local is involved in many community projects and supports the national lobbying efforts of BPW/PA and BPW’s National Foundation. These organizations are dedicated to improving work and life issues for women everywhere – work environment, health environment and home environment.

Ground Broken Today For Potter County Habitat For Humanity's Newest Home

Construction To Start Soon--Can You Help?
Potter County Habitat For Humanity held a groundbreaking today for their newest property, located at 12 Poplar Street, (directly behind St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church) Galeton, PA.

The property was donated to Habitat by Bill and Leona Gill who were present at the groundbreaking.

The new Habitat family, Tammie Lancanese and her three children, were also present. The Lancaneses are currently residing in Galeton and they are looking forward to seeing the new Habitat home being worked on.

The students at I-U9 Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech pre-fabricated the home,that will soon be delivered to the property to be assembled and finished.

Potter County Habitat For Humanity is currently looking for skilled and unskilled individuals, groups from churches, and organizations to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering,to help with the foundation and to finish the interior of the home. Please contact the volunteer coordinators Jim and Charlotte Blain at:

Roulette Dispatched To Station

At 8:37 pm on Saturday, Roulette Dept. 46 has been dispatched to stand by at the station.

Westfield & Clymer Responding To Structure Fire In Sabinsville

Structure Fire In Sabinsville
At 8:05 pm on Saturday, Westfield and Clymer Firefighters are responding to a structure fire at the Robert Earle residence on Main Street in Sabinsville.

8:12 pm--Westfield recalled on order Chief 16
8:29 pm--Chief 16 reports FIRE OUT

Structure Fire On Rock City Road

Structure Fire Reported On Rock City Road
At 8:00 pm on Saturday, Otto Township, Knapps Creek, Eldred Township and Derrick City have been dispatched to a structure fire at 721 Rock City Road. A second call indicates the fire may be out.

At 8:14 pm Chief 11 recalled all units except Station 11 & Station 9 units.

First Wind Pulls IPO After Expectations Not Met

Executives at First Wind Holdings Inc. pulled the plug on their initial public offering (IPO) just hours before the company’s stock was due to begin trading on the Nasdaq late last week.

Initially the company wanted to sell roughly 12 million shares in a price range of $24 to $26 each, which would have generated as much as $312 million.

A lowered price range of $18 to $20 was announced before trading began last Thursday, but the company decided to hold off. More...

The town relies heavily on the wind project, Zigenfus said. Prior to the turbines coming to Cohocton, the tax levy was $4.18 in 2007.

This year the town received $725,000 as part of the community host payment, and $100,000 of that will be used to repair roads. The rest will go into the general fund. More...

Possible Structure Fire In Limestone, NY

Possible Structure Fire
At 7:16 pm on Saturday, Firefighters have been toned out to a possible structure fire in Limestone, NY at 685 Parkside Drive.

Chimney Fire On Dividing Ridge Road

Chimney Fire
At 7:00 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 is responding to a chimney fire at 1848 Dividing Ridge Road in Homer Township, the Glassmire residence. The fire was confined to the chimney. All units have returned.

Terry R. Fessenden, 69, of Wellsboro, Pa

Terry R. Fessenden, 69, of Wellsboro, Pa., died on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa..

Born on September 18, 1941, in Roulette, Pa., he was the son of Russell Carroll and Eloise Marie (Fischer) Fessenden. Terry and his wife, Jeanne (Horning) Fessenden, would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on December 31, 2010.

Prior to his retirement in 1996, Terry was employed as a welder with North Penn Gas Company. He was a 1959 graduate of Port Allegany High School, a member of the Wellsboro Ossea Lodge No. 317 of Free and Accepted Masons and the Coudersport Consistory. Terry also enjoyed shooting pool.

In addition to his wife, Jeanne, he is survived by three special cousins, Gary Fessenden, Mike Fessenden and Carlene Kio all of Roulette, Pa., and numerous other family members and friends. Terry was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Jimmy.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at the Whitneyville United Methodist Church with Pastors Keith Diehl and John Dramozos officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Terry's name to the Ossea Lodge No. 317 of Free & Accepted Masons, Kelsey Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Burial will be in Hills Creek Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, 16933.

Louis S. Macica, 90, of Galeton, PA

Louis S. Macica, 90, of Galeton, PA, passed away Friday, November 5, 2010 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born June 28, 1920 in New York, he was a son of the late Steven and Theresa Macica. Louis was a Veteran having served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant during WWII, serving under General Patton.

On August 10, 1991, in Galeton, he married the former Shirley Falk, who survives.

Louis was a general diamatice (submarine builder) in Connecticut, retiring in 1966. He was a member of the Galeton VFW and the American Legion. Louis enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Surviving besides his wife, Shirley Macica, are, two sons, Stephen Macica, Arizona and Russell Macica; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two step-sons, James (Sherry) Kohler, Corning, NY and Terry (Ella) Kohler, Staten Island, NY; three brothers, Joseph, Andrew, and Michael Macica; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church, Galeton, on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 10:00-11:00am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Internment will be made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton VFW.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

Tractor-Trailer Crash Closed Road For 3 1/2 Hours Friday

State Police have released the details of the truck crash that closed Route 155 south of Port Allegany for 3 1/2 hours mid-day on Friday.

Randy S. Elwell, 40, of Troupsburg, NY, was traveling north on Route 155, attempting to negotiate a right hand curve, when the 1997 Peterbilt 379 tractor lost traction and began to rotate in a clockwise direction.

The trailer of the combination tractor-trailer continued to travel straight, causing a jacknife. The unit then left the roadway, crossed the east berm and struck the guiderail as the right side of the sleeper contacted the trailer.

The vehicle then re-entered the roadway and came to final rest blocking both lanes.

Elwell was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. The crash occurred at 11:15 am near the Scaffold Lick Intersection.

Responders from Station 3 Fire Rescue in Port Allegany estimated that 20 to 25 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled on the roadway. Cleanup activities kept the road closed until 2:40 PM when both lanes were opened to traffic.

Port Allegany Ambulance responded to the scene. Port Allegany and Austin Fire Police controlled traffic during the road closure.

Traffic Accident On Wykoff Run

11/6/2010 3:32 PM, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTED AT 8021 WYKOFF RUN RD IN GIBSON TOWNSHIP, CAMERON COUNTY. Reporting vehicle down over the embankment. Sinnemahoning Fire Rescue & Ambulance, Emporium Ambulance & St. Marys Medic dispatched to this call.

Set your clocks back!!

Hey Folks!

Just a friendly reminder to set your clocks back tonight before you go to bed!!

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

EMS Responding To MVA Report

MVA Reported In Ceres
At 2:20 pm on Saturday, Eldred Ambulance is responding to a report of a vehicle crash on Kings Run Road , between McCrae Brook and Barbertown Road.

A second report indicates the vehicle has been there for a while and there is no one there involved in the crash.

Memorial Service Today For Leo Herzing

Leo Joseph Herzing, 74, of Port Allegany, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday October 30th at 3:20 pm.

He was born August 14th, 1936 in St. Marys, PA to George & Margaret (Hirschberger) Herzing. He married Jean Ardelle Shafer September 20, 1960 in St. Marys, PA, she survives.

He served in the United States Army from August 1957 to August 1961. He worked at Stackpole in St. Marys until he retired in 2006.

Leo was an avid member of the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Coudersport and he dedicated his life to giving and always helping others in need.

Additional survivors are two Sons, George Herzing, Austin, PA., Gary, Seagoville, TX., three Daughters, Julie Neefe, Newville, PA., Joeleen Stanard, Greenwood Village, IL., and Bonnie Riffel, Ash Grove, MO. Two Brothers Thomas and William Herzing and one Sister Rose Belsole all of St. Marys. Along with several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held on November 6th at 1:00 pm at the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Coudersport, PA.

11-6-10 Harvest Supper At First Baptist in Port Allegany

Craft Bazaar Saturday November 6th

Edward L. Horning, Sr., 82, of Midland Rd., Emporium, PA

Edward L. Horning, Sr., 82, of Midland Rd., Emporium, died Thursday, November 4, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born May 16, 1928 in Emporium, he was the son of the late Byron H. Horning, Sr. and Lola Schwab Horning.

On April 30, 1949 in Emporium, he married Harriet Kennedy who died May 3, 2000. On December 27, 2005 in Emporium, he married Jane Mullens who survives.

A lifelong resident of Emporium, Mr. Horning was a 1946 graduate of Emporium High School. From 1959 until 1973 he operated the Esso station on West Fourth Street in Emporium. He then opened Ed Horning’s Fuel Oil in Emporium and in the following years was also awarded many trash removal contracts in the surrounding townships. In 1994 he opened Store All Rentals in Emporium and for many years was employed as a school bus driver for the Cameron County School District. Mr. Horning also served as Cameron County commissioner for four years.

Mr. Horning was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium where he was a former deacon. He was a member of Emporium Lodge 382 F&AM, the local ATV Association, Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, and was a long time member and past president of the Tom Mix Rangers. He was also a former 4-H Leader and for years was the Chamber Santa making annual visits to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor. His passions were his family, four-wheeling and hunting.

Surviving in addition to his wife Jane and his loving dog, Duchess, are: five sons, Rick Horning and Chris (Annetta) Horning both of Emporium, Edward (Lyn) Horning of Bellefonte, John Horning of Mansfield and Larry (Beth) Horning of Ridgway; one daughter, Deborah (Roger) Long of Galeton; twelve grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one brother, Byron Horning of Emporium; and also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, Sunday, November 7 from 3-5 p.m. at which time a Masonic Memorial Service will be held. Funeral & Committal Services will follow with the Rev. Russell Horning of Shinglehouse, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County High School Alumni Association Harriet and Edward Horning Scholarship Fund c/o Northwest Savings Bank, 2 East Fourth Street, Emporium.

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcements

Bryce Allen Fowler a son born 11-02-10 weight 6 lbs 6 ozs to Veronica L. Owens and Clint J Fowler of Austin, Pa. joins his brothers Trent 9 and Cannon 4 and his sisters Kyra 12 and Aleah 16 months. Maternal Grandparents Jackie Shepard of Costello Pa. Maternal Great-Grandparents Anita Owens of Costello Pa. Paternal Grandparents John and Sandy Fowler of Costello Pa. Paternal Great-Grandparents Kay Stuckey of Austin Pa. and John F and Elma Fowler of Austin Pa.

Songwriters' Roundtable Tonight At Cafe' Olga In Coudersport

The one & only Crabmeat Thompson & Marc Douglas Berardo will be headlining November's Songwriters' Roundtable hosted by Potter County's own Jakob's Hollow at Cafe Olga in Coudersport on Saturday night, November 6, 2010.

The always irreverent and hilarious CRABMEAT THOMPSON has gained nearly mythical status in his home state of Delaware, and you never know what the professor will pull out of his hat to entertain. With songs like "The Poodles From Hell", "Bigfoot's Baby", and "The Night of the ...Vegetables", his shows are sometimes an exercise in the fantastically improbable!

On the opposite end of the spectrum, MARC DOUGLAS BERARDO is considered one of the finest and most sincere songwriters on the touring circuit today. This acclaimed Rhode Island based performer uses words like a paint brush to flesh out his wonderful stories and songs. He is on tour, and heads into Coudersport directly from the famous Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem PA.

As always, Jakob's Hollow members will be hosting, and tossing a few of our own songs into the mix, so come on out, it will be a great show!

$10 cover charge $5 for 18 years & younger.

You can find more information on the musicians & the Songwriters' Roundtable on the following websites-- , , &

Friday, November 5, 2010

Elk County Company 5 Responding to Crash Off Quehanna Highway

Elk Company 5 and Bennetts Valley Ambulance are responding to a one car accident on the Ardell Road, 3/4 mile from the Dents Branch Road, off of the Quehanna Highway. The crash was reported by onstar.

At 11:25 pm, Units in the area are still searching for the reported accident. Chief is directing the searchers to the Jack Dent Road to sweep that area.

Fire Rescue and Ambulance personnel were unable to locate any signs of an accident in that area and returned to quarters at 12:15 am.

Shinglehouse Police Seeking Information In Coin Theft

Burglars Removed Safe From Home

The Shinglehouse Police are investigating a burglary at 227 E. Honeoye St. that occurred on Friday November 5, 2010 between the hours of 6:20am and 2:00pm.

Actor(s) forced entry through a back door of the residence and removed a safe containing a variety of silver coins. Also in the safe were coins from Ireland and England dated in the 1960’s. Value estimated at $1000.00.

The Shinglehouse Police are asking for the two men that were in the Karr Hollow/Park Ave. area in the morning hours on an ATV to contact them at 814-697-6206 or anyone else with information about this incident.

Chief Bradley S. Buchholz

Motor Vehicle Crash Reported On Rt. 46 North of Farmers Valley

One Car Crash
At 9:59 pm on Friday, Otto Township Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to a one car motor vehicle accident at 2005 Rt. 46. One vehicle is reported off the highway.

Police on scene reporting one occupant self extricated with no injuries.

McKeirnan's towing was called to remove the vehicle.

WENY Talks To Family Of Man Killed In Wellsboro

A Northern Tier man is stabbed to death after a late night brawl with his tenant.

Gasland Movie Wednesday At Coudersport High School Auditorium

Dr. Pete Ryan, President, God's Country chapter of Trout Unlimited, and Mr. Bill Belitskus, Board President, Allegheny Defense Project, will conduct a question & answer session after the movie.

Route 15 SB ramp to Route 220 SB reopened; detour lifted

Route 15 SB ramp to Route 220 SB reopened; detour lifted

Here’s an update on the $7.1 million reconstruction and resurfacing project along a section of Route 15 just north of the I-180/Route 220 interchange in Williamsport.

Today the contractor reopened the ramp that carries Route 15 southbound to
Route 220 southbound.

The ramp detour, in effect since early September, has been lifted.

The ramp was reconstructed and repairs were made to the bridge over the
railroad there. The ramp was reopened on schedule.

This project extends from the Route 220/I-180 Interchange to the bridges over West Third Street. It also includes the West Fourth Street on-ramp.

Construction will be performed in multiple phases, with detours for the ramps as they are reconstructed.

The bridges over Lycoming Creek, the railroad and West Third Street, including the bridge on the Route 220 on-ramp over the railroad will all receive various rehabilitation work. These operations will include bridge painting, new expansion dams, concrete deck repairs, membrane waterproofing, and epoxy-based surface treatments.

The on- and off-ramps from West Third Street to and from Route 15 northbound including the Route 220 on-ramp will be reconstructed.

The project also includes guiderail upgrades, drainage improvements, two overhead sign structures and highway lighting.

Project completion is scheduled for late October 2011.

Fatal Crash Near Trout Run On Rt. 15

You tube video by Philip Holmes
Passing motorist discovers fatal accident hours after it happened

Philip A. Holmes

TROUT RUN - One woman is dead after her car went off Route 15 here.

The vehicle was discovered about 1 p.m. today by a passing motorist who notified authorities.

The vehicle slid at least 200 feet from the highway and into a heavy brush area before striking a tree, officials said.

Watch for a full report in tomorrow's Sun-Gazette.

Joseph "Butch" DiFonzo 79 of 225 Constitution Ave., Bradford, PA

Joseph "Butch" DiFonzo 79 of 225 Constitution Ave., Bradford, passed away Friday November 5, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Man Charged After Killing In Tioga County, PA

Tioga County, Pa., man killed in dispute with tenant

Star Gazette
A Tioga County, Pa., was killed late Thursday during a dispute with a tenant on Cherry Flats Road in Charleston Township.

Shawn Charles Miller, 44, of Cherry Flats Road was stabbed during a fight, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield.

Police arrested Billy Holden Landry, 49, of the same address and Liverpool, Texas. He was charged with one count of criminal homicide and one court of aggravated assault. More... Affidavitt

Two bridge projects in Tioga County open to unrestricted traffic today

Two bridge projects in Tioga County open to unrestricted traffic today

A rehabilitated bridge on Straight Run Road in Shippen Township, Tioga County opened to traffic today.

The detour has been lifted.

The bridge is located over Marsh Creek, just north of the intersection with Route 6 near Asaph.

Meanwhile, the single-lane restriction has been lifted at the bridge rehabilitation project on SR 4001 (Potter Brook Road) over the Cowanesque River just south of Route 49 at Potter Brook. Work on this structure was done in half-width construction.

Prime contractor L. C. Whitford Co., Inc. replaced the existing superstructures (decks and beams) on both bridges under this $1.3 million contract in TiogaCounty. The roadway approaches were rebuilt, as well.

Some finishing work remains at both bridge sites, but any further traffic impacts should be minimal.

Unpasteurized Apple Cider Recalled

DHMH Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Recall of Baugher's Apple Cider
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 11:59:00 -0500

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and local health departments are conducting an investigation of a cluster of seven E. coli O157 infections. There have been no deaths, although three of the seven cases have been hospitalized. A potential association exists with the consumption of unpasteurized Baugher's apple cider.

Take The Pain

Opinion: SMART REMARKS: Take the pain
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Route 155 South Of Port Allegany Has Re-Opened

Route 155 at Scaffold Lick Road, South of Port Allegany, has reopened to traffic. Fire Police units cleared the scene at 2:40 pm on Friday.

The road had been closed since a 11:15 am tractor trailer crash blocked the road and a diesel fuel spill was cleaned up.

The driver was apparently not injured and refused medical transport at the scene.

MSNBC Josh Fox

The Republican operative, Karl Rove, told an appreciative
Marcellus Shale gas conference that the sweeping
Republican victory would put an end to most of
the industry's legislative threats.

Rove said a new Republican House of Representatives
supportive of the energy industry "sure as heck" would
not pass fracking and climate-change legislation.

"Climate is gone," said Rove, the keynote speaker on
the opening day of a two-day shale-gas conference
in Pittsburgh, PA.

See MSNBC Interview of Josh Fox ...

Northern Potter wins the 2010 District IX Soccer Championship for the second year in a row

Northern Potter defeated Brookville 2 to 1 last night in DuBois.Northern Potter wins the District IX Soccer Championship for the second year in a rowClick any photo to enlarge

Photos Available From Paul Burdick

Northern Potter High School District 9 Soccer Champions

Northern Potter District 9 Soccer Champs

By Robin Freeman

Pictures taken last night (this morning) of the Northern Potter High School District 9 Champion Soccer Team. The team won 2-1 in Dubois. The team and coaches were met in Gold by a parade of parents and friends and members of the Tri-Town & Harrison Valley Fire Departments to lead them back to the school. More details to follow.
Coach Jeff Barber congratulating members of the team as they are getting off the bus at NP.

Matthew Morgan, Coach Barber, Andrew Morgan & Assistant Coach Michael Morgan.

Members of the Tri-Town & Harrison Valley Fire Dept. (Back row) Kirk McCaslin, Alicia Freeman, Betty Hager, Dennis Ellsworth, Mike Hager, Front, Robin Freeman, Coach Jeff Barber(Also Chief 47-20) & Krystal Newhard.

Kyle Hunt and Coach Barber.

Championship Plaque

Fire trucks from the Tri-Town & Harrison Valley Fire Departments.

Tim Walck & Friends Friday Night At Olga

Live Jazz with Tim Walck & Friends
Time Friday, November 5 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location Cafe Olga
4 East 2nd Street
Coudersport, PA

Tim Walck on sax, Don Vought on bass guitar, Bryan Neff on drums and possibly a key board player and/or guitar player & who knows maybe some other guest musicians will be joining us tonight for some cool jazz. Come out for a delicious dinner and/or dessert, satisfying drinks, & first-rate live entertainment. No cover charge, but gratuities for musicians are graciously accepted. Hope to see you here.

Pennsylvanians Urged to Heed Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Pennsylvanians Urged to Heed Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine When Hauling Firewood During Winter Months

Harrisburg – Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding reminded Pennsylvanians—particularly those that heat their homes using wood—that the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine remains in effect in 43 counties. The quarantine is designed to restrict the movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood and wood chips.

“Consumers who use wood to heat their homes and businesses are urged to burn local firewood only and heed the restrictions on moving firewood from within the quarantined area,” said Redding. “By obeying the quarantine, we can help limit the further spread of the beetle.”

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive, ash tree-killing beetle that threatens the state’s $25 billion hardwoods industry.

This summer, the department’s Emerald Ash Borer survey crews collected nearly 6,900 samples and tested 500,000 specimens from among 6,000 purple panel traps from ash trees in 21 counties.

The beetle has been found in 18 counties, including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Butler, Centre, Clarion, Cumberland, Fulton, Indiana, Juniata, Lawrence, Mercer, Mifflin, Somerset, Union, Washington and Westmoreland.

As a result, the Agriculture department expanded its quarantine to include counties where the beetle was found this year, as well as in the contiguous counties of Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Tioga, Union, Venango and Warren.

The quarantine is intended to restrict the movement of ash nursery, green lumber, and any other ash material, including logs, stumps, roots and branches, from the quarantine area. Because it is difficult to distinguish between species of hardwood firewood, all hardwood firewood and wood chips—including ash, oak, maple and hickory—are considered quarantined.

The wood-boring beetle is native to China and eastern Asia. The pest likely arrived in North America in wooden shipping crates. It was first detected in July 2002 in southeastern Michigan and neighboring Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In addition to Pennsylvania, the beetle is attacking ash trees in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Typically, the Emerald Ash Borer beetles will kill an ash tree within three years of the initial infestation. Adults are dark green, one-half inch in length and one-eighth inch wide, and fly only from early May until September. Larvae spend the rest of the year beneath the bark of ash trees. When they emerge as adults, they leave D-shaped holes in the bark about one-eighth inch wide.

For more information about the quarantine, contact Walt Blosser at 717-772-5205, and for more information about Emerald Ash Borer, contact Sven-Erik Spichiger at 717-772-5229.

Information is also available at by searching “Emerald Ash Borer.”



"Unstoppable" Opening In Bradford Nov. 12

Actor to be in Bradford for opening of “Unstoppable”

By Sandra Rhodes
Visitor & Member Services
Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau

BRADFORD, Pa. – A touch of Hollywood glamour will be in Bradford, Pennsylvania, for two-night run for the opening of the new movie “Unstoppable.”

The 20th Century movie, which features some scenes filmed on locations within McKean County in northcentral Pennsylvania, will open worldwide Friday, Nov. 12. Bradford will be the place to be with the movie shown on one end of Main Street and one of the actors on hand to greet guests on the other end.

The movie features Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson. Inspired by actual events, the movie is an adrenaline rush fueled by director Tony Scott’s signature mark of propulsive action. It’s a story about ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances, according to information released by 20th Century Fox.

A veteran train engineer and a young conductor, played by Washington and Pine, respectively, race the clock to stop an unmanned runaway train – effectively a missile the size of a skyscraper – hurling towards a heavily populated area.

There will be a unique opportunity to meet one of the actors in the movie

On both Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, movie-lovers will be able to meet Lew Temple, one of the actors in the movie who has also been in other movies such as Waitress and Halloween. Temple will be exclusively at The Option both nights to talk about the movie and sign autographs.

The Option House, located at 41 Main St., Bradford, will host an “Unstoppable” buffet from 5 to 10 p.m. at a fee of $15 including tax and tip per person.

The Option House is a scene stealer in its own right. The Option House, located in the Bradford National Historic District, was originally used as a place where oilmen traded option contracts. It has since been recently renovated to a magnificent restaurant and bar.

The movie will be shown at the Main Street Moviehouse on Friday, Nov. 12, at 4:15 p.m.., 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. as well as at 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday the next week.

The Main Street Moviehouse is located at 123 Main St.

The movie was filmed in various locations throughout McKean County, including Eldred and Port Allegany. Children from the Otto-Eldred Elementary School in Eldred are also featured in the film.

For any more information on the region, including where “Unstoppable” was filmed, contact the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, the official tourism promotion agency for McKean County, at 800-473-9370 to order a Travel Guide and Map. Information is also available online at

Richburg Resident Jailed After Bradford Incidents

Richburg Man Facing Numerous Charges

WESB NewsRadio

A Richburg, New York man is facing numerous charges after a pair of incidents late Wednesday night in the city.

Foster Township Police say that 31 year-old Jeremiah Haug was in their custody after an incident earlier in the township. Haug refused treatment at the hospital, damaged a chair and some doors at the emergency room at BRMC. He later broke floor tiles at a holding cell at the Bradford City Police station.

Haug was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and public drunkenness and jailed on $10,000 bail.

Port Allegany Responding To Truck Crash On Rt. 155 South

Truck Crash On Rt. 155 South
At 11:16 am on Friday, Port Allegany Station 3 and Ambulance 3 are responding to a motor vehicle crash on Route 155 South of Port Allegany at 8367 Rt. 155.

A tractor trailer is reported involved there and leaking diesel fuel. The location if between Scaffold Lick Road and Gardeau Road.

The roadway is reported blocked by the jackknifed tractor-trailer.

11:31 am--ALS cancelled, MA3 available on scene. Driver refused transport.

At 11:43 am--Austin Dept. 44 Fire Police mutual aid to shut down Route 155 on Keating Summit end.

Port Allegany also re-dispatched for Fire Police to scene.

Pennsylvania Oil, Gas Industry Info Now Online

Oil, Gas Industry Info Now Online
For the first time, Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry production and compliance information is available online.

The Department of Environmental Protection says the oil and gas public reporting website allows access to production statistics for oil and gas wells in the state, including historical data.

A new, separate webpage also lets users view violation data, by operator, as well as the department’s enforcement measures. Visit the public reporting website here.

Wellsboro Water Again Fit To Drink--Boil Water Order Recinded

Wellsboro ends order to boil water

Sun-Gazette Correspondent

WELLSBORO - The boil water order that has been in effect for about a month in Wellsboro was lifted early Thursday morning.

According to Sue Keck, borough secretary and treasurer, the state Department of Environmental Protection authorized the lift, as the organization conducted two tests within 48 hours that fell below a turbidity level of 0.7 at the Park Hill Reservoir.

The water now is considered safe for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation, she said. More...

Edward L. Horning Sr., 82, of Midland Road, Emporium, PA

EMPORIUM — Edward L. Horning Sr., 82, of Midland Road, Emporium, died Thursday (Nov. 4, 2010) in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Traffic restrictions lifted at Westfield Bridge project; work nears completion

Traffic restrictions lifted at Westfield Bridge project; work nears completion

Construction is nearing completion on a $1,358,357 bridge superstructure (beams and deck) replacement project in Westfield Township, Tioga County.

The bridge carries State Route 49 over the Cowanesque River one-half mile east of Westfield. Late yesterday, the single-lane restriction was lifted and the temporary traffic signals were deactivated.

The existing bridge received new beams and a concrete deck placed on the existing piers. Prime contractor, A.L. Blades & Sons, Inc., constructed the new bridge in half widths.

Minor work still remains on this project, but will wrap up soon.

Disorderly Conduct Charged In Emporium Incident

State Police cited William Whitehead, 43, and
Coreen Kennedy, 37, both of Emporium for Disorderly Conduct for making unreasonable noise at 36 E. 4th Street in Emporium Borough on October 27th at 11:10 pm.

Crosby Teen Airlifted After Crash Tuesday Night

A Crosby teenager was flown to Altoona Hospital by Stat Medivac with unknown injuries early Wednesday morning after crashing her car on Rt. 46 in Shippen Township, Cameron County Tuesday at 11:15 pm.

Ashley M. Kaziska, 19, of Crosby, PA, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Route 46 and for unknown reasons traveled off the left side of the roadway.

Her car then struck an embankment, became airborne, impacted a tree, struck the embankment a second time prior to striking another tree and coming to rest partially in the roadway.

Kaziska was attended by EMS from Emporium and transported to a landing zone at the school field where she was flown to Altoona General Hospital by helicopter. State police characterized her injuries as moderate. She was wearing a seat belt.

Emporium Fire Company 14 located the crash scene about 3 miles north of Rich Valley Road. They assisted Emporium Ambulance personnel and State Police at the scene.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Ramsey's Garage.

State Police said the investigation is continuing.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What Pennsylvanians Can Expect With New Governor

Corbett's spending cuts may be painful
Democrat worries about education loss

By TOM MURSE, Staff Writer
Intelligencer Journal
Lancaster New Era

A telling scene late on Election Day: Tom Corbett, the Republican who had just been elected Pennsylvania's next governor, offered this glimpse of the future to his supporters.

"Look across the river," he said.

Meaning to New Jersey, to its own Republican governor, Chris Christie. To the man who swept into office after promising to close a $10.7 billion budget gap without raising taxes. To the man who called for deep cuts in spending on public schools and spiked the country's most expensive public works project, a rail tunnel to New York.

Corbett calls Christie a role model.

And if Pennsylvania's next governor is going to close what could be a $5 billion deficit next year without raising taxes, here's what the future holds for Pennsylvanians — pain.

Pain for public schools.

Pain for people who rely on social services.

Pain for county agencies that rely on state money.

Pain for everybody.


Angel Food Order Deadline Thursday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 pm


to the Coudersport Free Methodist Church,

507 S. Main St. Coudersport, Pa. 16915;

or order ONLINE @ :





Find menus at ministry website or outside church office door.

PICKUP DAY IS SATURDAY NOV. 20 @ 8:30-10AM. at THE SPOT - 3 miles East of Coudersport on Route 6.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold an open house on Nov. 13 for prospective students and their families.

The event will allow students to learn more about academics, student life, financial aid, scholarship opportunities and the admissions process of Pitt-Bradford.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the information desk in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Dr. Livingston Alexander, president, will welcome students and parents at 1 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall.

Dr. Richard Knott, assistant professor of health and physical education, will share information on academics, and a panel of current students will address any questions or concerns.

Alex Nazemetz, director of admissions, will discuss Pitt-Bradford’s admissions process, and campus tours will be given by Student Ambassadors at 2:30 p.m. Members of the Admissions staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions.

The $45 application fee will be waived for any prospective student attending the event. Other upcoming admissions events include First Friday information session beginning at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 and a Saturday information session at 1 p.m. Dec. 4.

Registration is appreciated but not required for any of the events. For more information, or to register, contact the Office of Admissions at (814) 362-7555 or 1-800-872-1787.

Rock Band! Starts this weekend At Open Arms Church

Rock Band! Starts this weekend, November 7th.
U2, KISS, Def Leppard
, The Rolling Stones - Some rock bands seems to have discovered the secret to the longevity of a musical group...

The truth is...Life is a like a ROCK BAND...and it works BEST if we do it together.

Join us Sunday mornings @ 9:15 and 11:00am.

The Revolution Youth Ministry:

Ages: 6th Grade – 12th Grade. 6:30pm at Open Arms! Come experience fun,
friendships, and grow in God! Any adults interested in helping with the youth see
Justin Willoughby.

Greeters & Ushers Sign Up/Training:

We have Ministry Opportunities to serve as an Usher or Greeter. There will be 2 teams of Ushers and 2 teams of Greeters on a every-other-week rotation for a commitment of 3months
(12weeks), a total of 6 times of serving per team.

There will be an Ushers & Greeters Training Session (30min long) on Sunday November 14 immediately following Service.

Membership Class:

Sunday November 21, immediately following 2nd Service. 1hr long. What is a member? What do they do? Why be one? Who is Open Arms, what’s their vision, how do they do things? All this and more get answered!

Operation Christmas Child:

We are accepting contributions for shoeboxes and financial contributions to sponsor each box at $7 a box.

Children's Minstry Opportunity/Training:

We have Ministry Opportunities to serve in various areas of our Children’s Ministry to train up our children to be strong in the Lord.

There will be a Children’s Ministry Training Session (30min long) on Sunday November 14th, immediately following Service

Children's Ministry update:

I’m sure you’ve noticed that there have been some changes going
on to our children’s ministry. These changes are not just structural.

We are implementing a new program to develop a bigger picture
to our children’s view of faith.

The program is designed to teach the children all the facets of living out their
faith: Worshiping with others, learning in a large group setting, engaging in discussion of faith and accountability in an age based small group setting, using time and talents serving in ministry, and growth in their knowledge and fluency in scripture.

The program ties into the topics of discussion in the adult service so that the whole family is going over the same subject. The goal is that the family will be able to have meaningful discussion on what they are learning and that parents will have the opportunity to reinforce the biblical principles their child is learning.

The Children’s Worship Service consists of: Corporate Worship Together (Singing
Songs), Sword Drills (designed to help children become familiar with how to use the Bible and where to find specific passages of scripture), Lesson (tied into adult service topics), Small Groups (designed to get them to engage in discussions of faith and accountability for application of lessons), Snack, Wrap Up of lesson (A highlight of the main points and practical application of the lesson).

To teach our children the importance of using their talents to serve the Lord our
program includes a rotation of kids helping: Kids lead worship, Kids run sound,
kids lead sword drills, help with serving snack, Older kids that are in more than one service help teach and assist the younger.

We want to thank you for your patience and support as we make all these changes
and continue to refine our Children’s Ministry for Maximum Impact upon these children’s lives.

God bless you!


Pastor Mike and Michelle & Brian Mahaney
(Children’s Ministry Coordinators)

That's all for now! See you this Sunday for Rock Band!!

19 Kids Raised $673. For Rotary Halloween Parade & Costume Contest


Nineteen Coudersport area children participated in Tag Day this year; a money jug fundraiser used to support the Rotary Halloween Parade & Costume Contest that was held in Coudersport this past Sunday, October 31st.

The group raised a total of $673.04, which was distributed in the form of cash prizes to the various winners of the annual costume contest (total of $450.00), while over $200.00 was allocated toward the ice cream and candy, which was provided to all of the marchers in the Halloween Parade this year.

Tag Day volunteers: Jasmine Lowe, Alyssa Wood, Rebecca Steiner, Morgan Harling, Macy Gleason, Tory Crosby, Kullen Crosby, Garrett Morey, Collin Morey, Derek Grabbit, Michael Kane, Jordan Smith, Sabrina Stevens, Jillian Furman, Annie Chambers, Chance Ayers, Aaron Haskins Megan Klesa and Stephanie Fry, pictured here with George Hults, Chairman of the Coudersport Rotary Halloween Parade and Costume Contest Committee.

The top 2010 Tag Day Fundraisers were (Left to Right) Macy Gleason, Collin Morey, Tory Crosby, Kullen Crosby and Garrett Morey, with a total of $208.43 in donations collected!

Anyone wishing to become more involved in the Rotary Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, or other civic events, can contact Karen at (814) 203-3933.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Richard Frederick, professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has written a new biography of President William H. Taft.

The book, “William H. Taft,” is part of Nova Science Publishers’ First Men, America’s Presidents series.

Taft was the 27th President and 10th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Frederick was asked by the publisher to write a book for the series, which is designed for purchase by high school, public and university libraries, although individuals can purchase it also through local and national retailers.

“I had done a lot of research on the Progressive movement of the early 20th Century and on issues of that era,” Frederick said. “I felt really comfortable with the issues of the Taft administration.”

Frederick conducted his research over several summers poring over the Library of Congress’s collection of Taft papers available on microfilm at Penn State University. He also made several trips to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to study original documents and visited Taft’s birthplace in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“I wanted to study this period more in-depth, and I got a whole lot out of it,” he said.

Although Taft was not a glamorous president, Frederick said he was impressed with how competent he was.

“I found out what a thorough administrator he was,” Frederick said. As governor general of the Philippines, Frederick said, Taft built the government of the territory.

“It turns out that’s really impressive,” Frederick said. “He was greatly concerned with the welfare of the people.”

So concerned, Frederick said, that he turned down his dream job of a seat on the Supreme Court to finish his work in the Philippines. He would turn the position down again before finally becoming Chief Justice after serving as President, the only president to do so.

Frederick said he also got to “meet Mrs. Taft through this project.” She definitely had ambitions for her husband to be president, even if he didn’t, Frederick said.

After serving as governor general, President Teddy Roosevelt brought Taft back to the U.S. as secretary of war. Taft was elected to a single term as president in 1908.

“He’s one of three men in the 20th century who was never elected to anything before being elected president,” Frederick said.

At 205 pages, the book is meant to be “readable and interesting, but also scholarly” and suitable for those with a casual interest in history as well as serious scholars.

Known on campus as an entertaining lecturer, Frederick has received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh and the Teaching Excellence Award from the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association.

He has taught at Pitt-Bradford for 30 years, specializing in American history, particularly the 20th century.

Frederick is also the author or co-author of books on President Warren G. Harding, Ellis Island and Theoretical Concepts in Biology.

He enjoys jazz music, classic movies, mysteries and college basketball. Frederick and his wife, Jan, are active in the local community and live in Bradford with their SPCA rescue cat, William Howard Taft.

EMS Has Responded to Crash On Wykoff Run

Crash On Wykoff Run Road
Sinnemahoning Fire Rescue and Ambulance are on scene of an 8:15 pm accident at 6773 Wykoff Run in Gibson Township. EMS has located the vehicle that crashed at a camp. En Route to Elk Regional at 9:30.

Bradford City Responding To Car/Pedestrian Accident

Car/Pedestrian Accident
At 8:14 pm on Thursday, Bradford City Ambulance is responding to a car/pedestrian accident at the Bradford High School Football Field. Victim refused transport.

Disgusting Deeds Department--Readers Report

Someone cleaned out their deep freeze and dumped it on private property on top of Two Mile Hill. Send your Disgusting Deeds Photos To

Lucrative Motel Business For Sale In Potter County, PA

Coudersport Scarecrows

The Coudersport Chamber of Commerce humbly requests all individuals and organizations that created Scarecrows please remove them by the 15th of November.

Thank you

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce

Walter N. Neefe, 80, of Galeton, PA

Walter N. Neefe, 80, of Galeton, PA, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.

Born March 2, 1930 in Sweden Valley, PA, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lavana (McCloskey) Neefe. Walt was a 1947 Graduate of Coudersport High School. On October 24, 1953, in Galeton, he married the former Maxine Goodwin, who survives.

Walt worked on his father’s farm in Sweden Hill, was a truck driver for many years and retired from Johnson Truck Line in Tioga, PA in 1992. He was a member of Galeton Moose. Walt loved playing cards, fishing, hunting and camping.

Surviving besides his wife of 57 years, Maxine Neefe, are, a son, Walter Bruce Neefe, Bilerica, MA; two daughters, Lucinda (Phil) Petty, Waverly, NY, and Kimberly (Kenneth) Schaar, Germania, PA; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Christine (Harold) Baumann, Coudersport, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Walt was predeceased by two brothers, Phillip and Hollis.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 12:00-1:00pm.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at the family’s convenience.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Fireworks Committee or to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association.

Update for Bradford Bypass Project for Week of Nov. 8

Update for Bradford Bypass Project for Week of Nov. 8

Clearfield – All lanes are expected to be open on Thursday, Nov. 11 on PennDOT’s Route 219/Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. All work is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT issues the following travel update for the week of Nov. 8. 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 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 media work. All ramps are open. Lane restrictions are expected to be removed on Thursday, Nov. 11.

• 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. Access at Hillside Drive is expected to be open on Thursday, Nov. 11.

• The contractor will be working close to the travel lanes, building an emergency crossover, placing paint lines, delineation, signs and right-of-way fence. Watch for workers and equipment being close to the travel lanes.

Structure Fire Dispatched

Structure Fire
At 3:15 pm on Thursday, Smethport Dept. 2 was dispatched to a structure fire. Chief 2 recalled all but 2 trucks shortly afterward.

Stabbing In Ridgway

Ridgway police probe stabbing

Courier Express

RIDGWAY - The Ridgway Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred at approximately 4:14 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the incident occurred at 504 Sheridan Ave. during a verbal altercation between Courtney Lecker and Judah Carnail.

A short time later, the verbal altercation became physical when Lecker stabbed Carnail in the abdomen area with a knife. More...

Two new bridges in service in Tioga County

Two new bridges in Tioga County have recently been placed into service.

Near Little Marsh in Chatham Township, the new bridge on Route 249 over Crooked Creek was opened to traffic last month. The new concrete bridge replaced a deteriorated steel structure at that location.

In Clymer Township just north of Sabinsville, the new bridge on Route 349 over Mill Creek is now in service. The old steel bridge was replaced with a new concrete structure on the same alignment. The detour was lifted late last week.

PennDOT’s Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day Holiday

PennDOT’s Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day Holiday
Driver Licensing, Motor Vehicle Services Available Online

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license and photo ID renewals; vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; and exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2010 is available on the PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website under “News, Stats and Facts.”

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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Intelli Health Products, Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Duro Extend Capsules for Men Marketed as Dietary Supplements

Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc Voluntarily Recalls Tuna due to Possible Health Risk

Actavis Encourages Consumers to Return Fentanyl Transdermal System 25 mcg/h

Rep. Causer--LIHEAP Program Open In PA

Pennsylvania's LIHEAP Program Now Open, Causer Says

HARRISBURG - Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today that Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for cash grants. Crisis grants will be available on Jan. 3, 2011.

LIHEAP helps low-income people pay their heating bills through home energy assistance grants and crisis grants. Cash grants are awarded based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. Crisis grants are provided in the event of a heating emergency, including broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated. In most counties, assistance with home heating crisis situations is available 24 hours a day.

Applications are available at local county assistance offices, or from local utility companies and community service agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging. Residents can also apply online through the COMPASS system.

Income eligibility for cash grants begins at $35,280 for a family of four. For full income eligibility guidelines and other information, call the appropriate county assistance office:

· Cameron County -- 814-486-1206.

· McKean County -- 814-362-4671.

· Potter County -- 814-274-4900.

Assistance is also available by calling the toll-free LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095 (individuals with hearing impairments may call the TDD number at 1-800-451-5886). Internet users can access additional information at Causer's Web site at

Dental Care for Potter County Kids

Dental Care for Potter County Kids

The Potter County Integrated Children’s Services Planning Board is implementing a dental initiative , again this year, whereby pre-school and school-aged children, ages 3 – 17, can have dental care/education, providing they:
• are not eligible for medical assistance
• do not have dental insurance
• are families that cannot pay for needed dental treatment
• have a pre-urgent or urgent need for dental treatment

Because of a Promising Practices Grant, last year 10 dental providers treated various dental conditions for 32 youths. In addition, 119 youths received “free” dental screenings, at the Family Fun Fair at the Millport Fair Grounds, Oswayo Valley School, and the 2010 Maple Festival in Coudersport. Also, 870 dental packets have been given to all Potter County students in the five school districts, grades K – 3.

Another grant, for dental subsidies, has been awarded to Potter County that will allow for dental care, dental supplies, and educational materials for Potter County youths, as funds permit.

The process for getting your child approved for dental care is simple. For more information please contact Joy Glassmire, Potter County Human Services, Roulette (814-544-7315) with any questions you may have, or ask your school nurse about this program.

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcement

Emmett Kevin Long a son born on 11-01-10 weight 8 lbs 4.5 oz to Betsy (Risser) and Carl Long of Coudersport, Pa. Joins his brother Mark Carl Long 2 and half. Maternal Grandparents Kevin and Martha Risser of Coudersport, Pa. Maternal Great-Grandparents Titus and Arlene Risser of Ellisburg, Pa. Paternal Grandparents Cheryl Long Bailey of Coudersport, Pa. Paternal Great-Grandparents Fay Long Booth of Coudersport, Pa.

Birth Announcement For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcement

Dekker Jawn Caldwell a son, 7 lbs 10 oz, born on 11-02-10 at 8:45 pm to proud parents Jay and Dawn (Watson) Caldwell of Coudersport. He joins his sisters and brothers Rain, Elijah, and Draven. Maternal Grandparents Tim and Sue Watson of Coudersport Pa. Paternal Grandparents Ralph and Margaret Caldwell of Coudersport Pa. Maternal Great-Grandparents are Vera McConnell, and Paul & Lena Watson, Coudersport, PA.

Don't Get Stranded In The Cold--Call Gustin's Today

350 Attend 2010 Coudersport Youth Football & Cheerleading Banquet

Photo shows league President Jake Wilson, Vice President Brian Green and Secretary Casandra Morey accepting a $2,000.00 donation from the Legion

Click any photo to enlarge

The pictures above are of the 107 kids that participated in Coudersport's first year as a Youth Football League.

Peewee Cheerleaders and Football players along with Pony Cheerleaders and Football players were honored with a dinner put on by the consistory Wednesday evening.

Each player and family were honored with a certificate and awesome spahgetti dinner.

Door prizes were given out by drawings and we had over 350 in attendance.

The American Legion was also present and the photo shows league President Jake Wilson, Vice President Brian Green and Secretary Casandra Morey accepting a $2,000.00 donation from the Legion