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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dog Found Near 7 Bridges

We found a young male yellow lab mix running on the road tonight at the intersection of North Hollow Road and Rt. 49 - near the old Dunn farm.

He is yellow with a white stripe on his head, white paw tips, and white on tip of tail.

Call 274-7825 if you know this dog.

Shotgun Lost In Larabee Y Area

A semi-automatic 12 ga. shotgun was lost in the area of Larabee Y on Friday between 6:30 and 8:00 am.

Troopers said the Beretta 12 ga. Model AL391 Erika semi-automatic shotgun with a Receiver Serial # AA078562 and a Barrel Serial #AB073324 with a wooden stock was lost on either SR 446, Champlin Hill Road or SR 155 in Eldred Township.

Anyone with any information concerning this lost shotgun is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

Dimock Water Pipeline Not A Good Idea For Some

Natural gas debate: Proposed water pipeline pits neighbor against neighbor in Dimock

Star Gazette

Months of contentious debate. Ruined water wells. National attention. And a lawsuit. More

Choose & Cut or Pre Cut Christmas Trees At Whispering Evergreens

Harriett A. Bean, 85, of Bean Lane, Shinglehouse, formerly of Ceres, NY

Harriett A. Bean
“beloved wife, mother & grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Harriett A. Bean, 85, of Bean Lane, Shinglehouse, formerly of Ceres, NY, died at home surrounded by her loving family Saturday, November 27, 2010, after a long illness.

Born March 24, 1925 in Portville, NY, she was a daughter of Clarence F. and Nellie Young Barrett. On January 23, 1944 in Bolivar, NY, she married Arthur A. Bean, who survives.

Mrs. Bean attended the Ceres Country School and was a graduate of Bolivar High School, class of 1944.

She enjoyed sewing and crafts. Mrs. Bean’s greatest love was her family.

Surviving besides her husband are six children, Donna M. (James) Jordan of Friendship, NY, Thomas A. (Betty) Bean of Shinglehouse, Dale E. (Janet) Bean of Shinglehouse, Linda L. (Phill) Skiver of Shinglehouse, Monica A. (Chris) O’Brien of Humphrey, NY, and Charles L. (Nichole) Bean of Shinglehouse; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis Barrett of Ceres, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bean was predeceased by a grandson; and two brothers, Clarence “Popeye” Barrett and Erwin “Bud” Barrett.

Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse where funeral services will be held at 11 am. Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Pastor Paul Thompson of the Cloe United Methodist Church, Punxsutawney, will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, NY.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.



District 9 Class A Championship Game

Curwensville 37, Port Allegany 21

Results courtesy D9sports

Man Struck By Railcar At Port Allegany Plant

Man Injured In Port Allegany Plant
At 6:57 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Ambulance, Port Allegany Fire Department and Medic 16 have been dispatched to St. Gobain Container plant where a male has been struck by a railroad car inside the plant.

UPDATE: At 8:10 pm--Man is en route by ambulance to Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys, the nearest hospital with orthopedic doctor coverage in the area.

8:12 pm--Arrived at Elk Regional Health Center.

Body Found Near Syracuse Thought To Be That Of Erie College Student

Officials find remains believed to be those of Jenni-Lyn Watson


By John Mariani / The Post-Standard

November 27, 2010, 2:05PM
Body found this morning in a swampy area behind a storage shed in Clay Central Park. Full story »

Rendell Kills Castle Doctrine Bill

Rendell vetoes self-defense bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Gov. Ed Rendell on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have broadened the self-defense rights of gun owners, saying it would have threatened – not enhanced – the public safety of Pennsylvania citizens.

The so-called "Castle Doctrine" would have removed the "duty of retreat" in current law, and would have allowed a person to use deadly force outside of their home or in their car in certain circumstances. It would have also offered immunity against civil lawsuits to those who used deadly force against an intruder or attacker.

"I support the state's existing Castle Doctrine – which enables Pennsylvanians to protect themselves in their homes; however, I have grave concerns with the expansion included in this legislation," Rendell said in a statement. "We should have the right to protect the sanctity of our homes at all times. This legislation has nothing to do with the right to protect one's home, but seeks to expand the Castle Doctrine to outside the home." More...

Rubbish Fire Genesee

At 12:54 PM Saturday Dept 37 was dispatched to a rubbish fire behind the restaurant on Main St in Genesee.

Herbert “Jack” Estes, 90, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA,

Herbert “Jack” Estes

Shinglehouse, PA----Herbert “Jack” Estes, 90, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, died Friday, November 26, 2010 in the Golden Living Center, Shippenville.

Born July 22, 1920 in Oswayo, he was a son of Herbert T. and Viva Maude Kilbourne Estes. On April 1, 1943 in Bailey Chapel, Fort Eustis, Va., he married Maurine Swift, who died on May 2, 2008.

Mr. Estes was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, class of 1938 and attended Lock Haven University and Penn State University on the GI bill.

A former resident of Buffalo, NY, Mr. Estes entered the military in 1942 serving in the U.S. Army during World War II as a mechanic and motorpool sergeant for the 28th Special Service Company. He served on Guadalcanal, New Hebrides and the Philippines. He received the Philippines Liberation ribbon, the sharp shooter badge for rifle and carbine, and the motorpool badge for mechanic and driver.

After the war, Mr. Estes and his wife lived in several places before moving to Shinglehouse in 1956 and for several years they lived in Kentucky.

He was employed by Daystrom Furniture in Olean and later by Air Preheater in Wellsville. He retired as an inspector from Dresser-Rand Company in Olean, NY in 1983 after 26 years of service.

He was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher for many years and served on various boards and committees. He was a former member of the Oswayo Valley Historical Society in Shinglehouse.

He enjoyed woodworking. He loved build and tinker with engines and other mechanical things. He and Maurine built a home in Shinglehouse and a log home in Kentucky after their retirement. During his time in the Golden Living Center he assembled numerous wooden models which he gave away to staff and family. All who came in contact with him loved his friendliness and wise-cracking sense of humor.

Surviving are four sons, Michael J. (Pel) Estes of Concrete, Wash., Stuart N. (Vivian) Estes of Shippenville, Philip A. (Jean) Estes of Shinglehouse, and Cory S. (Judy) Estes of Bucyrus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Westley of Newcastle, WA; a sister-in-law, Dolores Estes of Olean, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Estes was predeceased by three brothers, Lyle B. Estes, Dexter Estes, and Richard R. “Dick” Estes; and a sister, Jane Frye.

Friends may call on Monday, November 29, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at noon. The Rev. William Houben, retired pastor of Clarion Free Methodist Church and the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Monday at the funeral home.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. The family suggests memorials be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

One car MVA on West Valley Rd.

At 11:10 AM on Saturday Smethport is responding to a 0ne car accident on 1443 West Valley Rd. Reported possibly no injuries. Personnel on scene reporting extremely hazards road conditions.

Station 12--shut down north bound traffic on West Valley Rd.

Fire Police To Rt. 6 & Sartwell Creek Road

Roulette Fire Police
10:00 am on Saturday, Roulette Fire Police to Rt. 6 & Sartwell Creek Road for traffic control. Non-emergency response.

Fire Police to STOP ALL GAS WELL TRAFFIC from Sartwell Creek, local traffic allowed to Weimer Hollow.

Open Arms Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Hey everyone!

We woke up to snow on the ground this morning!
What a beautiful sight!
Be careful driving!

Here's what's happening at Open Arms!

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.

Chicken Biscuit Dinner: Sunday, December 5 from 12-4pm.

Help the Revolution Youth Ministry raise money to help Open

Arms CC in Senegal Africa purchase Chickens.

Christmas Caroling: Meet at Open Arms at 6:30. Tuesday,

December 14, and Thursday, December 16. Sign Up on back

bulletin board.

Christmas Decorating Party & Chili Cook Off: Sat. Dec. 4,

5pm-8pm. Bring your best pot of Chili and enter in the contest.

Poetry Slam: Dec. 8. The Revolution will be hosting this event

to raise funds for Haiti.

Christmas Eve’s Eve Service: Dec. 23,

1st Service 6:00pm.

2nd Service 8:00pm.

First Night Outreach: Dec 31. We will be collecting baked goods
through the week of December 26-31. Sign ups on bulletin board
in back for slots to serve at outreach.

That's all for now! Have a great day!

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

5 Vehicle Crash Reported On Red Rock Hill

Red Rock Hill--5 Vehicle Crash Reported
At 9:09 am on Saturday, Otto Township and Station 11 have been dispatched to a report of a 5 vehicle accident on RT. 346 Red Rock Hill on the Duke Center side.

Station 11 RECALLED

An accident at 7:30 am this morning reported a car into a house on Main Street In Duke Center.

Leo Pictures Festival Of Lights In Coudersport

Carolers warm a cold evening
See Leo's website to purchase photos
Click any photo to view full screen
Photos courtesy Leo Szczesny of

Troopers Nab Drunk Driver After Public Reports Erratic Driving

Erratic Driver Reports Result In DUI
Calls to PSP reporting an erratic driver on Route 6 and side roads around Roulette on November 20th about 9:02 pm paid off when troopers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle described and determined that Roger Carpenter, 52, of Carpenter Road, Coudersport, PA, was DUI.

Troopers pulled him over on Fishing Creek Road in Roulette Township. Charges will be filed in District Court 55-4-01.

Altercation In Ulysses Under Investigation

A Harassment investigation was initiated on 11/21/10 at 8:30 pm regarding a physical altercation between Samantha Brown, 23, and Dale Daub, 50, both of 527 Water Street in Ulysses.

That investigation in continuing.

Genesee Woman Cited For Criminal Mischief

Coudersport troopers responded to a Criminal Mischief incident outside a residence at 2099 Hickox-Ulysses Road in Bingham Township on November 18 at 10:11 am.

Jeannette Moon , 33, of 2120 Hickox-Ulysses Road, Genesee, PA, arrived at the above location and threw an object through the rear center window of a truck owned by Roy Thompson, 30, of 506 Center Street, Ulysses, PA.

Lawrence Thompson, 37, of 2099 Hickox-Ulysses Road then attempted to call police when Moon grabbed his cell phone and broke it in half. Moon then backed out of the driveway with her vehicle, striking the front end of the truck owned by Roy Thompson.

She will face charges of Criminal Mischief an District Court 55-4-03.

Utility Trailer Stolen From North Fork Road In Harrison Township

Utility Trailer Stolen
Between November 16 and 19th, unknown suspects stole a utility trailer from a location at 4634 North Fork Road in Harrison Township.

The trailer belongs to Barbara Little of Coon Hollow Road in Portville, NY.

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

Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturday's The Day For Football D9 Winner

Curwensville set to face off against Port Allegany for district title
Friday, November 26, 2010
By Rich Murawski Assistant Sports Editor
The Progress, Clearfield

BROCKWAY - In what has been a bit of an odd postseason for the Curwensville football team, the Golden Tide looks to claim its first District 9 Class A title since 2004 when it faces familiar foe Port Allegany on Saturday.

Curwensville has faced all Allegheny Mountain League opponents during their playoff run, needing to defeat Smethport and Cameron County to get to this point.
And now the Tide get a rematch with the Gators. more...

Beulah J. Martinez, 83 of Roulette, PA

COUDERSPORT — Beulah J. Martinez, 83 of Roulette, passed away Thursday (Nov. 25, 2010) at her residence. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport.

Coudersport's Festival Of Lights On Friday Night

Carolers at the Coudersport Gazebo on the square.
The Pennsylvania Maple Queen posed briefly with Santa.
Click any photo to view full screen
Festival of lights at the Coudersport Gazebo featured live music, hot chocolate, cookies and a special visit from Santa Claus. Photos by Curt Weinhold.
YOu can order photos at

Missing Male Beagle---Sharon Center Area

Missing Male Beagle
Tri Color
Red Collar
Sharon Center Area
Missing since November 24th
Please help us find our missing pet. Thank you.

Structure Fire On Clermont Road

Structure Fire At Howards Campground
At 7:53 pm on Friday, Firefighters are responding to a report of a structure fire on the Clermont Road at the Howard Campground. Station 14, 20, 10 and Ambulance 10 are dispatched.

Car/Pedestrian Accident in Kane

Car/Pedestrian Accident
At 6:49 on Friday, Kane EMS is responding to a car/pedestrian accident at 108 N. Fraley Street in the Boro.


Clara Kathryn "Kay" Scheffer, 86, of Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA

Clara Kathryn "Kay" Scheffer, 86, of Bolivar Drive, passed away, Friday, November 26th, 2010 after a short illness with lung cancer.

Born July 7, 1924, in Bradford, she was a daughter, a daughter of the late Guy E. and Enola (McKinzie) Knappenberger.

On August 18,1950, in the Limestone United Methodist Church she married Jack A. Scheffer who died October 12, 2000.

Mrs. Scheffer was a 1941 graduate of Limestone High School. She had been employed at Corning Glass for over 30 years. She was a former member of the Limestone United Methodist Church, a member of the Bradford Women of the Moose, Eagles Club, Limestone Sportsman Club, Limestone Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and a member of the Limestone Alumni Association.

Surviving is a son, James (Cheryl) Scheffer of Apalachin, NY, two granddaughters; Amy J. (Jason) Jacobs of Franklin, VA, and Brandy K. (Dennis) Howe of Apalachin, NY, four great grandchildren; Jameson Wilkinson and Reese Wilkinson both of Franklin, VA, and Breanna Howe and Dalton Howe both of Apalachin, NY, and several nieces and nephews including Marcia Scheffer of Lewis Run.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, Mary Kiszer, Janet Bushey and Edith Robbins and one brother Jesse Knappenberger

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, November 29, 2010, from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 30th, with Rev. David Stains, Pastor of Evans Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

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

On line condolences may be made at

MVA At Main & Pomeroy In Roulette

Vehicle Into Tree
At 5:06 pm on Friday, Roulette Firefighters are on scene of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Pomeroy Road and Main Street, where a vehicle has hit a tree.

Troopers Seek Thieves Who Stole Meat From Freezer In Allegany Township

Where's The Beef? Thieves Steal The Pork.

State Police are investigating an incident of Criminal Trespass/Theft that occurred between November 19 and November 24th at the Allegany Township residence of James & Tamara Harkins.

Unknown suspect(s) entered onto the property and removed an unlocked padlock from a storage shed, gained access and removed approximately $200. worth of various cuts of pork from an upright freezer.

Anyone with any information concerning this ongoing investigation is encouraged to contact the PSP in Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Erik J. Barlett is the investigator.

Donald Checks Out Harrisburg Area Shoppers On Thanksgiving Day

Stores draw shoppers on Thanksgiving Day who are willing to beat the Black Friday rush



People shopping on Thanksgiving said it's a diversion before the evening meal, and they appreciate the calm — even jovial — atmosphere. Full story »

Alice H. Irons, 80, of Smethport, PA

Smethport - Alice H. Irons, 80, of Smethport, passed away in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday (November 25, 2010).

She was born Dec. 3, 1929, in Wilcox, a daughter of Norman and Theresa McMahon Hull. On April 26, 1952, in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, she married Charles F. Irons, who died December 9, 2008.

Mrs. Irons was a 1947 graduate of Smethport Area High School and worked for Bell Telephone as an operator in their Smethport office.

She was active in many farm organizations throughout the years. She served as a Farm Services committee person, on the Executive Board Extension Services, the 4-H Dairy Club, and as McKean County Fair Director. Alice was also a Judge of Elections for Keating Township, and a devoted member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Smethport.

She is survived by
two daughters: Judith (James) Larson and Janet (Edwin) Difonzo, both of Smethport, PA
two sons: Thomas (Rebecca) Irons and Joseph Irons, both of Smethport, PA
12 Grandchildren; 4 Step Grandchildren; 4 Step Great Grandchildren
one sister: Eileen (James) McKean of Smethport, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa Dixon, on Sept. 10, 2004, and one brother, Norman Hull.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 1-3 and 7-9 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Tuesday at 10 AM, in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. A Christian Wake service will be held on Monday at 8:30pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Church, 307 Franklin St., Smethport, PA 16749, or Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. 2nd St., Coudersport, PA 16915. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Austin Dispatched To Station

At 1:43 pm on Friday, Austin Dept. 44 respond to station. Call center for details.

Otto Twp Chamber of Commerce/Tree Decorating Saturday

The Otto Township Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a tree-lighting and decoration at the old school lot pavilion on Main Street in Duke Center on Saturday, November 27, from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Children may bring a small stocking and ornament to help decorate.
Other crafts and refreshments will be available.

A special guest is set
to arrive at 4:00pm.

Fuel Spill In Wellsboro

Fuel Spill
At 1:26 pm on Friday, Wellsboro Fire Department has responded to a fuel spill at Nittany Oil at 133 Tioga Street, where approximately 10 gallons of fuel has been spilled on the ground.

25 Attend Well Walk In Potter County

Field Trip To Natural Gas Drilling Areas Held; More Coming

gastour1Citizens who are concerned about the potential impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling on local water supplies led a tour of two sites last weekend for interested citizens.

Laurie Barr (shown) of Roulette and Melissa Troutman of Coudersport helped to organize the field trip and discuss some of their observations in tracking drilling activity and monitoring environmental issues. About 25 people attended. The leaders said additional tours will likely be scheduled.

(Photo courtesy of Curt Weinhold)

Grants Available For Potter County Traffic Congestion

Tight Timeline For Traffic Congestion Relief Requests

Potter County Today

trafficsignalBoroughs and townships in Potter County are advised of a state grant program for projects to relieve traffic congestion. Timeline to apply for funds is tight, with a deadline of Tuesday, Nov. 30. Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich has suggested two local traffic control projects that might be candidates for the program: the Rt. 6 and Rt. 872 intersection in Ladona and the vicinity of the new Nittany Minit Mart in Galeton

About $7 million is available statewide through the Automated Red Light Enforcement grant program. More information is available from Dan Farley from the Bureau of Highway Safety and Traffic Engineering at 717-783-3033. There’s also a website that includes applications, eligibility requirements and programs guidelines, accessible here.

Westfield Man Jailed After Harassing Phone Calls

A Westfield man was jailed Wednesday as a result of harassing and threatening phone calls he made to a Harrison Township woman over a time period of more than a month.

William Thomas White, 30, of 287 North Street, Westfield, PA, is in Tioga County Jail on parole violations and is awaiting preliminary arraignment for charges in the Potter County incidents.

Trooper Eric J. Barlett responded to a report of White harassing a woman by phone at 107 West Main Street in Harrison Township. Upon arrival, it was learned that White was harassing the woman by phone and making terroristic threats toward her.

The phone calls were unwarranted and a pattern of unwanted phone calls was determined to have occurred since October 13 of 2010.

Trooper Barlett Filed charges of STALKING; TERRORISTIC THREATS; AND HARASSMENT in District Court 55-4-03 and a warrant was issued for White's arrest.

White was also in violation of his parole and was taken into custody an Wednesday and is imprisoned in the Tioga County Jail.

Austin Centennial Raffle Tickets On Sale

Looking for a unique gift for someone special this holiday season?

The Austin 2011 Committee is selling raffle tickets to raise money for the Austin Centennial event to be held September 30 - October 2, 2011. The event will commemorate the lives and spirits of the victims and survivors of the Austin Flood of 1911.

Drawings are based on the Friday evening PA Lottery drawings from January 3 - September 30, 2011. Each ticket gives you two chances to win a weekly $50 cash prize and a shot at the $1000 cash grand prize to be awarded at the Centennial Event in Austin on September 30, 2011. Tickets are just $20 and are available for purchase in Austin at the E.O. Austin Home and Historical Society, Big Mike's Dairy Dine, the Austin Vets Club and the Cockeyed Cricket, in Wharton at the Wharton Store, in Coudersport at the Potter County Visitors Association, as well as from committee members.

Give someone you love a weekly chance to win and a shot at the grand prize, and show your support for the remembrance of an important piece of Potter County's history. For more information about the Austin Centennial, visit or email

Marcellus: Blessing or Blooper

Marcellus: Blessing or Blooper

The shale play that has become so much a part of everyday conversation in this region is both. If one signed a lease early in the process before any meetings or any informational materials were available, most likely that person is thinking “Oh, what did I get myself into?” Oft times the answer to that is “…a mess that I’m stuck with!”

Another individual might have taken the offered lease agreement immediately to a lawyer to better understand all the legal terminology. Asking “What do I do now?” might have gotten a knowledgeable response, but just 3-4 years ago few lawyers were up to speed on gas law and gas terminology. Many have since been working hard to remedy that situation.

Rights owners that chose to create or join a land group to increase negotiating power recognized the power of collective bargaining. That “lightbulb” moment wouldn’t have come about so quickly without the informative meetings held throughout the state, also locally, and on-line.

This has been the progression of Marcellus shale in the 4-County region and beyond.

The first blessing … gas shale and the technology that made it productive.

The first blooper … signing early industry-friendly leases.

The second blessing … learning experiences re: what to be wary of.
The second blooper … thinking a good lease meant lots of $$$.

3rd Blessing … realizing being good stewards of the land meant addendums were more important than initially thought.

3rd Blooper … forgetting that patience can be rewarded.

Has Marcellus shale brought an increase in jobs? Yes. Is there an increased need for housing? Yes. Are the roads standing up to the weighty traffic … w-e-l-l. Still it’s nice to see more gravel and more lumber trucks on the road. It means quarries and mills are seeing more business.

We can all come up with a list of pluses and minuses when it comes to shale’s development. Is Marcellus nature’s blessing or blooper, or do people’s decisions determine how it will be seen?

Changes that have already been made … laws and regulations, the landscape (too early for reclamation), slight upswing in the economy, continuing educational opportunities for the entire public. We have greater control and understanding of our world as our knowledge increases.

Determining if Marcellus shale is a blessing or blooper … perhaps it’s what we make of it.

Co-expriseMarketplace meeting w/4-County in December.

Janice L. Hancharick
4-County Group: Potter,McKean,Allegany,Cattaraugus

Meeting: Dec. 10th 7PM / Dec. 11th 1PM
Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, PA

Penn Virginia To Drill Gas Wells In Coudersport Borough

Shale Gas Drilling Planned In Coudersport Borough

hydrofracpondsResidents of the county seat will gain a greater understanding of the far-reaching impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling in the coming months as one of the more active energy companies in the region moves forward with its ambitious plans.

Penn Virginia Corporation has been issued permits to drill two deep gas wells in Coudersport Borough. Location is in the Niles Hill area. The Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), which issued the drilling permits, refers to the sites as Northeast Timberlands A 1H and A 2H. Penn Virginia is also drilling three wells in Allegany Township, north of Coudersport, two on the Risser farm and a third on the Dunn farm.

Company officials held a meet-and-greet session in Potter County last month for emergency service providers and community leaders. They’ll be meeting again with the Potter County Department of Emergency Services staff in early December.

Penn Virginia Corporation will be one of the bigger players in the region, with ambitious plans for gas production in townships surrounding Coudersport, including a major lease of state forest land. The company submitted the high bid of $13.9 million on 3,640 acres in Eulalia and Roulette townships. The state will also receive 18 percent of production royalties.

During the same round of state forest land leasing, Seneca Resources of Houston, Texas, was high bidder on 7,440 acres between Denton Hill and Fox Hill, offering $23.3 million.

Here is a breakdown of the Marcellus Shale gas well permits issued for Potter County as of Nov. 20: West Branch Township, 16; Pleasant Valley Township, 13; Sweden Township, 8; Abbott Township, 7; Clara Township, 7; Hector Township, 3; Allegany Township, 3; Wharton Township, 3; Coudersport Borough, 2; Sharon Township, 1; Hebron Township, 1.

Ultra Resources Inc. is the most active company in Potter County with the 23 permits in West Branch and Abbott Townships. Pennsylvania General Energy has received 13 drilling permits in Pleasant Valley, 7 in Clara, and 3 in Wharton. Seneca Resources has been issued 8 permits for Sweden Township. Other local players are Triana Energy LLC, 3 in Hector; J-W Operating Company, 1 in Sharon; and Guardian Exploration LLC, 1 in Hebron.

Drilling activity has been much more intense in the counties east of Potter, particularly in Bradford County, but there are signs of an escalated drilling schedule in Tioga County in the coming months.

Today's Recalls

WalkMed Infusion Issues Nationwide Recall of Triton Pole Mount Infusion Pumps

Advanced Bionics Announces Voluntary Recall Of The Hires 90k Cochlear Implant

Fire Units Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire In Eldred

Possible Structure Fire In Eldred
At 9:18 am on Friday, Eldred, Eldred Township, Otto Township, Bradford City, Coudersport and Port Allegany have been dispatched to a possible structure fire at 190 Main Street in Eldred Borough. Caller reported hearing popping noises in the wall.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Trees For Sale

Olga Celebrating 10 Years In Business In Potter County With Open House

10 Years In Business

It's Thanksgiving Day & we have a lot to be thankful for. We're healthy, happy, & able to spend the day with family & friends. Tomorrow marks 10 years of being in business in Potter County & the first year anniversary of being in our new location.

Tomorrow we're having our annual Holiday Open House which will continue through Sunday, December 5th with a visit by Santa Claus that day (Santa owes Olga a favor or two for burning the midnight candles to make sure last minute Christmas gifts are taken care of, so we were able to get him to do a cameo appearance at Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro during this extremely busy time of year). During the Holiday Open House you have the opportunity to win 25 various items totaling over $700 in value. More about the door prizes later in the newsletter & what else our Holiday Open House includes.

If you have an American Express Card don't forget about "Small Business Saturday" & Shopping Small this Saturday on November 27. If you spend $25 on your Amex at Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro this Saturday, American Express will give you a $25 credit on your statement.

We have a facebook pFind us on Facebookage that has a lot of photos of the gallery & cafe, our concert/event schedule, new creations by Olga, our menu, daily food & drink specials, a trivia contest to win free drinks at the bar/cafe, and other information about Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro. Just click on the Find us on Facebook link below to check out & hopefully 'like' our Facebook Page. To all of you who already have 'liked' our Facebook page, we thank you very much.

As far as live music goes this weekend, we're in for a special treat. Guy with a Tie is going to play for tips Friday evening starting at 7:00 PM. He's going to do an encore performance on Saturday starting at 7:30 PM for a $2 cover charge. Guy with a Tie performs the perfect music to dine & drink to, shop to, or to just get together with family, old friends, & new friends.

We hope to see you in the coming days at Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro. We thank you for your friendship & generous patronage over the last 10 years of being in business & over the last year in our new location. Happy Thanksgiving!

Olga & John

Roulette Ambulance To Maple Street

At 4:04 pm on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance to Maple Street for a fall victim.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of our dedicated readers a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have a Great day and enjoy
the food.

Jim and Cynthia Jones

Marcellus Gas-- Counties Want Impact Fee

Counties Renew Push For Share Of Natural Gas ‘Impact Fee’

erickcoolidgeThere’s a “solid commitment” among many leaders in the Pennsylvania General Assembly to bring local governments a share of the revenue from natural gas production within their borders, but it’s no sure thing.

That was the message from Doug Hill, executive director of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), during that organization’s fall conference this week in Hershey.

Hill recounted the legislature’s haggling over a proposed severance/production tax on gas produced from wells drilled in the Marcellus Shale formation. After lawmakers failed to reach an agreement, the tax was shelved. Several alternatives have been under discussion in recent weeks, Hill said.

One plan that appears to have broad support is an “impact fee” imposed on gas producers, in lieu of the severance/production tax. Legislative leaders agree that all, or most, of the revenue the fee would generate should be targeted to township and county governments where gas drilling is taking place and to environmental projects.

Hill forecasted continued debate on these issues soon after the new legislature convenes in January and Tom Corbett begins his four-year term as governor. He also thanked those boards of commissioners — Potter County’s included — who were especially active in the CCAP effort to persuade lawmakers not to seize major portions of the revenue from a severance/production tax or impact fees for the state’s general fund.

One of those commissioners, Erick Coolidge (shown) from Tioga County, made an impassioned plea from the floor of the fall conference for Governor-elect Corbett and other key figures in Harrisburg to visit those regions where Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling is impacting local communities.

“It is critically important that they see this for themselves and appreciate the impact this industry is having,” Coolidge said. “We have a resource that is under the ground in our counties that is being sold and it is benefiting others very handsomely. We simply need, and deserve, a portion of that revenue. We cannot miss this opportunity.”

Heating Assistance Funds May Be Gutted

Home Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) May Be Cut 40%

liheapUnless Congress makes changes in the coming days, hundreds of Potter County families enrolled in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will see their benefits cut by an estimated 40 percent. The Senate Appropriations Committee is weighing a measure to cut federal funding for the program from $5.1 billion to $3.3 billion. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is opposing the proposal. “Cutting LIHEAP would be devastating to Pennsylvanians already struggling and relying on assistance to stay warm,” Sen. Casey said.

Regardless of the amount of federal funding, applications are now being accepted from Potter County residents for LIHEAP. Grants are based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. To qualify for a cash grant, annual income limits are: one-person household, $17,328; two-person, $23,312; three-person, $29,296; four-person, $35,280.

Those interested in applying should contact the county assistance office to make an appointment. Telephone number is 274-4900 in Potter County. The following information will be required: names, dates of birth and social security numbers of all household members; proof of all income in the household; a copy of a recent heating bill. More information is available at a toll-free phone number, 1-866-857-7095.

Wilbur F. Kennedy, 81, of Galeton, PA

Wilbur F. Kennedy, 81, of Galeton, PA, died on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.

Born December 25, 1928, in Wellsboro, he was a son of the late Elias and Elizabeth (Wilson) Kennedy.

He was a Veteran, having served with the United States Army in the Korean War.

He was married to the former Ruth J. Lovell, who predeceased him on September 27, 2006.

Wilbur worked at Corning Glass in Wellsboro for many years. He greatly enjoyed bird watching, animals, being outside, and was the master of “puttering around”.

Surviving are five sons, Walter (Paula) of Morgantown, WV, William (JoAnn) of Littlestown, PA, John (Catherine) of New Oxford, PA, James of Galeton, and Robert (Candy) of Thomasville, PA; a daughter, Vickie Hurst of Galeton; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three brothers, Calvin of Coudersport, PA Richard (Gerry) of Wellsboro, Leroy (Sandy) of Middlebury, PA, and Richard (Gerry) of Wellsboro; two sisters, Jean Ingram of Wellsboro and Ruth Wilkins of Covington, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Wilbur was predeceased by two sons, Scott and Wilbur, Jr.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, November 26, 2010 from 6:00-8:00pm and on Saturday, November 27, 2010 from 11:30-12:30pm, with Funeral Services following at 12:30pm. The Rev. Lynn Geiser will officiate. Interment will be made in the Germania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Hit & Run On Main Street In Mt. Jewett Today

Troopers are looking for a Hit & Run driver who hit a parked car in Mt. Jewett this morning.

State Police reported that the unknown vehicle was traveling west on Rt. 6, West Main Street, about 1/8 mile west of Kushequa Avenue in Mt. Jewett Borough between 6 & 8 am today.

A 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix was parked in the parking lane on the north side of the roadway facing west.

The passenger side of the unknown vehicle struck the driver's side of the Pontiac, causing damage to the rear hub cap, white paint transfer along the driver's side door, and damaged the driver's side mirror.

The hit & run vehicle continued west bound and fled the scene.

Anyone with information concerning this crash is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Andrasko is the investigator.

Happy Thanksgiving! Zoey is HOME!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving! Zoey is HOME!!!!!!

Missing St. Bernard is FOUND!

Thanks for everybody's prayers! Zoey is home and happy! Thanks to everybody that called, searched,prayed and worried about our pup. Thanks to the Hanchetts, Bryants, Metcalfs, Pennypackers, Tabitha, and the Maxsons for calling with information on her wherabouts!!! Thanks to all of Potter County for keeping an eye out and thanks to all of my dear Facebook friends for getting the word out! THANKS SOLOMON'S WORD'S FOR THE WISE we SO much appreciate your help!

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcement

Seth David Lucas a son born on 11-22-10 weight 7 lbs 4 ozs to Christine (Lanphere) and Norman Lucas of Emporium, Pa. joins his brother Brett 16 and his sisters Alexandria Streich 17 and Gracie 4. Maternal Grandparents Sarah Lanphere of Emporium, Pa. and Claude and Sherry Lanphere of Emporium, Pa. Paternal Grandparents Bette Gates of Coudersport, Pa. and Glenn and Linda Lucas of Emporium, Pa.

Coudersport Ambulance Call

At 1:34 am on Thursday, Roulette Dept. 46 has been dispatched to Morley Drive in Coudersport for a patient with difficulty breathing. Medic 6 is on scene.

Roulette Recalled

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

Estate Auction Saturday At Coudersport Fire Hall

WENY Questions Shale Shock In A Special Report

SPECIAL REPORT: Hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale. Is it boon or bust for the rural communities in the Northern Tier?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Williamsport Homes Go Up In Flames Wednesday Afternoon

Williamsport--Two homes in the 2600 block of West Fourth Street went up in flames about 3 pm Wednesday, Nov. 24th. The blaze went to 3 alarms in 15 minutes. Firefighters were having a tough time trying to control the blaze. See more in the Sun Gazette

Alex Burd Wins Steelers Punt, Pass & Kick Competition In Pittsburgh Sunday

Burd Wins Steelers PPK
Team Championship

Coudersport student Alex Burd, seven-year-old son of David and Wendy Burd, won the 6/7 Age Division of the Steelers Punt, Pass & Kick Competition in Pittsburgh on Sunday, November 21st.

Alex participated in an exhibition before and at half-time of the Steelers – Raiders game with his image appearing on the scoreboard as he was recognized with the other age division winners.

To even qualify for this event, Alex had to win the local competition in Coudersport on September 11th and a Sectional Competition in Titusville on October 9th.

To become eligible for the Team Championship, Alex not only had to win his Sectional Competition, he had to be one of the top four winners from all eight Steeler Sectional Competitions.

While Alex’s total score of 145 feet, 4 inches was more than enough to make him the Team winner in that age division it was less than his 152 feet, 1 inch score from our local competition.

To go on to the national contest, Alex’s score must be one of the top four from all 32 NFL Team Championships. Unfortunately, Alex’s score currently is listed as fifth in his age division for the teams that have completed their competitions to date.

While this will be the end of his competition this year, he may continue to compete in this program until he reaches age 15. Alex also has the distinction of going on further than anyone else who has competed in this competition from the Coudersport contest. Alex was the fourth local student to go onto a Team competition but the first one to win a Team Championship.

The Knights of Columbus and the Coudersport Falcon Football team, sponsors of the local event, congratulate Alex for all of his accomplishments as the current Pittsburgh Steelers 6/7 Age Division Team Champion.

We look forward to seeing him and all of our young athletes at our local competition next September.

Coudersport Santa Gets A Write Up In Olean Paper

Coudersport Santa Pete Wyatt is featured today in a writeup by reporter/writer Kate Day in the Olean Times Herald.

At 6:30 p.m. Friday, he’ll have his first official Santa job when he flips the switch for the Festival of Lights activities in Coudersport’s Town Square. He’ll ride up to the festival in a fire truck and later will speak to children.

You can see the write up HERE.

Fire Marshal Wants Information/Photos Of Fox Hill Fire

The State Police Fire Marshal Unit is investigating the structure fire that occurred at 1572 Fox Hill Road on November 20 at 2:13 pm.

The structure fire was a vacant farm house on the James and Sandy Hoopes property and is a total loss. Damages are estimated at $200,000.

Trooper David A. Surra, a State Police Fire Marshal stationed at Emporium PSP, said the investigation is ongoing and asked anyone with information and anyone with photos of the fire to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321 or the Tri-Town Fire Chief.

Girl Hurt In Rear End Crash In Austin Tuesday

A 16 year old female passenger was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Austin Ambulance on Tuesday after a rear end crash at the intersection of Routes 607 and 872 in Austin Borough at 5:30 pm.

Edelmiro Olivarez, Jr., 55, of Rio Grande City, TX, was driving a 2008 Ford F250 east on RT. 607 and approaching the intersection with Rt. 872, when he slowed down to make a left turn onto Rt. 872.

Michael A. Cain, 44, of Austin, PA, driving a 1998 Ford Ranger, was also traveling east on Rt. 607 behind the Olivarez vehicle. Cain intended to turn right onto Rt. 872 south, but was following too closely behind Olivarez and rear ended his vehicle.

Both operators were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

The 16 year old female passenger in Cain's vehicle was not wearing a seat belt and suffered a minor injury. She was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Austin Ambulance.

Neither vehicle was disabled in the crash and were driven from the scene.

Cain will be cited for Following Too Closely and Restraint Systems. Austin Fire Department and Austin Ambulance personnel assisted at the scene.

Lewis Run Woman Gets Minor Injury In Roulette Crash

State Police have released information on the Sunday crash on Route 6 in Roulette Township at 3:30 pm.

Susan M. Beckwith, 55, of Lewis Run, PA, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt west on Route 6, attempting to negotiate a left hand curve. Her car left the travel portion of the highway along the north berm.

Beckwith then lost control which traveled along the roadway for 140 feet before striking a utility pole. The impact broke off the utility pole and caused the Cobalt to flip onto it's roof.

Roulette Fire Rescue and Ambulance responded to the scene and treated Beckwith for a minor injury. She refused transport to a hospital. She was wearing a seat belt in the crash. She will be cited for Driving on Roadways Laned For Traffic.

Fire personnel maintained traffic control at the scene. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Kightlinger Motors.

State Police Arrest Man For DUI

Barrett J. Baum, New Alexandria, PA, was arrested for DUI on November 20 at 2:55 am at the intersection of Rt. 155 & 120 in Emporium Boro by State Police.

Burglary At Camp On Wykoff Run Road

Unknown burglar(s) entered a camp belonging to John Zemba of Ricelanding, PA, located on Wykoff Run Road in Gobson Township, Cameron County between 11-14-2010 and 11-18-2010.

State Police at Emporium said items taken include four sets of deer antlers, a deer hide, and several ceramic wolves. The burglars fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Deer Jumped In Path Of Car/Butler Man Injured

A Butler man was injured in a crash 4.3 miles west of Castle Garden Road in Gibson Township on Tuesday at 1:00 am.

Robert A. Biedenbach, Jr, 50, of Butler, PA, was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 west on Route 555 when two deer jumped onto his path, causing him to travel off the right side of the roadway. His car entered a drainage ditch along the roadway and traveled 240 feet before striking an embankment on the opposite side of the ditch.

The impact with the rock face embankment caused his car to roll over across the roadway before coming to rest right side up along the east berm of the roadway.

Biedenbach, Jr. sustained unknown head/back injuries. He was transported to Elk Regional Medical Center by Emporium Ambulance. He was wearing a seatbelt.

He will be charged with Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked.

Wilhelmina B. Civita, 71, of Elkton, MD

Wilhelmina B. Civita, 71, of Elkton, MD, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

Born on October 15, 1939, in Media, PA, she was the daughter of the late James R., Jr. and Amelia Atchison Stokes. Mrs. Civita retired after 29 years of service from DuPont Financial Services. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Elkton, and loved traveling.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Civita was preceded in death by her siblings, James R. Stokes, III, Margaret Sprengel and Thomas F. Stokes.

Survivors: Include her husband of 48 years Richard B. Civita; son Richard B. Civita Jr. of Elkton, MD; granddaughters Keri and Morgan Civita; great-grandson Michael Lee Biggs; sisters Marian C. Bechtel of Media, PA, Anne Marie Smith of Plano, TX, Grace Hatton of Galeton, PA and Edith Horan of Glenolden, PA.

Service / Visitation: Prayer service will be held 10 AM Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Church, 454 Bow St., Elkton, MD, where visitation will begin at 9 AM. Burial: Interment will be private. Arr: Hicks Home for Funerals, P.A., Elkton, MD

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Launches Annual Operating Fund Campaign

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Launches
Annual Operating Fund Campaign

This is the time of year the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) asks local residents and businesses to support its work. The CFTT is presently conducting its annual operating fund campaign to secure funds to allow the foundation to do its charitable work throughout the year.

The CFTT has set a goal of $20,000 in hopes of raising enough funds to cover its operating costs for 2011. The CFTT is at a point in its development where it needs paid staff and stronger financial software to manage the thirty-five funds under management and $1.6 million in assets.

The CFTT is now at the threshold of another important step in its growth and is asking the community for support to make this happen. Therefore, the CFTT asks you to partner with it in growing “charitable giving” in the region by allowing it to have the resources it needs to do this important work.

The CFTT is a local organization, run by local volunteer individuals that raises funds locally and spends them locally. In 2010 the earnings off the 35 funds under management allowed them to distribute over $50,000 in grant to local non-profit organizations. This was an almost 100% growth in grantmaking from 2009 when it distributed $26,000 in grants.

As Board Chair, Bill Ransom recently stated, “The great thing about having a community foundation in your community is that the longer it is in existence the more grant funds it makes available to local non-profit organizations. It is a win-win proposition for all involved.” He asks, “Won’t you become a part of this community enhancing organization by supporting its important work.”

The CFTT serves the residents of Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York State. The CFTT is a purely public charity, incorporated as a non-profit organization, which has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS.

The mission of the CFTT is to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties served by the Foundation. It establishes endowment funds from contributions of many individual citizens, corporations, other foundations, other charitable organizations and government agencies for philanthropic purposes.

To contribute to the operational fundraising campaign you can contact the CFTT by email at:; or telephone 570-888-4759; or fax 570-888-2179; or by sending a check to: The CFTT, 104 W. Lockhart St. Unit 2, Sayre, PA 18840. To learn more about the CFTT, visit its website: which was designed and is maintained by CQ Services, Inc. of Sayre, PA.

Edith M. Middlebrough, 89, of Bradford, PA

Edith M. Middlebrough, 89, of Bradford, passed away on November 18, 2010 at the Bradford Manor.

She was born in Johnsonburg, PA, on February 14, 1921 to the late Vern and Anna (Kriegisch) Yonker.

She moved to Bradford as a child and attended the Bradford Area Schools and was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

On December 14, 1940 she married Raymond Middlebrough, who preceded her in death on January 25, 1980.

She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Spadafore and Marcia Green, one son, Stephen (Janette) Middlebrough, all of Bradford, one daughter-in-law, Kimberly Middlebrough, Lewis Run, nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one step great granddaughter, one brother, James Yonker, Morris, AL, two sisters, Gloria Swanson, Bowie, MD and Loretta (Anthony) Marzucco, DuBois, one sister-in-law, Ruth Myers, Rixford, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one son, Joseph Middlebrough on March 18, 2007, three brothers and three sisters.

Family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church on Saturday, November 27, 2010, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. Leo Gallina as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions in her memory be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Joyce B. Danielson, 79, of 2 High Point Drive, formerly of Mount Jewett, PA

KANE, PA. - Joyce B. Danielson, 79, of 2 High Point Drive, formerly of Mount Jewett, died Monday (Nov. 22, 2010) at Kane Community Hospital.

Born Dec. 5, 1930, in Kane, she was a daughter of Ernest and Margaret Starner Cunningham.

On June 27, 1953, in Mount Jewett, she married Dale Danielson, who predeceased her.

A graduate of Mount Jewett High School class of 1948 and Mansfield Teachers College in 1952, Mrs. Danielson was employed as a teacher for 38 years in Wellsville, N.Y., Spring Mills, Centre Hall, Hazel Hurst, Kane and Smethport, from which she retired.

As a very active member of the community, she had served at different times as president of the McKean County Child Services Advisory Board, Mount Jewett Alumni Association, Mount Jewett Swedish Festival Committee, Mount Jewett Legion Auxiliary and the Mount Jewett Senior Center. She served for many years as senior and junior choir director at St. Matthew's Church and had also been a Girl Scout leader.

Surviving are two daughters, Daleen (Tom) Cecchetti of Kane and Jocelyn Raught of Peoria, Ariz.; two grandsons, Andrew Cecchetti and Jared Cecchetti; two grand-daughters, Denae Raught and Tianna Raught; three great-grandchildren, Celeste, Caleb and Caden; a brother, Ernest Cunningham of Pensacola, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two sons, Douglas Carlton Danielson and Collin Ernest Danielson; and two sisters, Ruth Mae Cunningham and Leatrice Coyle.

Friends will be received today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cummings Funeral Home Inc., Mount Jewett. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (Nov. 24, 2010) at 10:30 a.m. in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Pflieger, chaplain of the Lutheran Home at Kane, and the Rev. W. Craig Smith, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Home at Kane.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Marion G. Lee, 91, of Newell Creek Road, Eldred, PA

ELDRED, PA. - Marion G. Lee, 91, of Newell Creek Road died Sunday (Nov. 21, 2010) at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport, following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 12, 1919, in Salamanca, N.Y., she was a daughter of Brette and Maysie Yaw Davis. On Nov. 23, 1944, in Bradford, she married David G. Lee, who passed away Oct. 19, 1980.

Mrs. Lee was a 1937 graduate of Salamanca High School and had resided in Bradford for 10 years before moving to Newell Creek in 1949.

She had been employed during World War II at the Eldred Munitions Co. and at the same time was employed driving a taxi cab in Bradford. She was later employed by Viko Furniture Co., Eldred; Port Allegany Frozen Foods Co., and Corning Glass Works in Bradford. For many years, she, along with her husband, owned and operated a farm at Newell Creek.

She was a member of Turtlepoint Evangelical Church and the Eldred Senior Center. She loved gardening and canning. She enjoyed woodworking in her shop, and she was an avid reader.

Surviving are one son, Terry G. Lee of Eldred; one daughter, Carol (Thomas) Connolly of Eldred; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, David G. Lee; a brother, Gilbert Davis, 1987; and a sister, Genevieve Thomas, in 2000.

Friends may call Friday (Nov. 26, 2010) at Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, from 4 to 6 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Tony Edgell, pastor of Turtlepoint Evangelical Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

The family requests memorials be made to the S. W. Smith Memorial Library in Port Allegany or to Turtlepoint Evangelical Church.

Neva C. Grimes, 95, of Lower Grimes Rd.,, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Neva C. Grimes, 95, of Lower Grimes Rd., passed away Tuesday (Nov. 23, 2010) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born January 30, 1915, in Shinglehouse, PA, she was a daughter of Arthur and Cora Gross McNeil. In August 1933, she married Clifford Grimes, who died Dec. 5, 1958.

Mrs. Grimes had worked at the Cameo Doll Factory in Port Allegany, and later with the Sylvania Electronic Co. of Emporium, PA (now GTE) retiring in 1974.

She was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, class of 1933.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, Royal Neighbors of America, and was an avid bowler.

She was known for her Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls which she made for many years.
Surviving are a son, Edward L. Grimes of Port Allegany; three daughters, Norma J. DeHaven and Shirley McDowell both of Port Allegany, and Mary Lou Higley of Turtlepoint; a daughter-in-law, Ruth C. Grimes of Turtlepoint; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clifford, a son, Gerry C. Grimes, a grandson and a granddaughter; five brothers, Claude McNeil, Clair McNeil, Clifford McNeil, Clyde McNeil, Carl McNeil; and four sisters, Fay Lindsey and May Windsor who were twin sisters, Theo Kester and Nina McNeil.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 27, 2010) with Rev. Randall Headley, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Rollover Crash On Rt. 59 In Lafayette Township

1 Car Rollover Crash
At 3:45 pm on Wednesday, Medics and EMS from Bradford City are responding to a rollover motor vehicle crash on Route 59, just before the Warehouse. Two patients are self extricated with minor to moderate injury.

Potter County Tax Collection Committee Meeting

The Potter County Tax Collection Committee
will hold a meeting on November 30, 2010 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Potter County Courthouse Annex, Gunzberger Building 1 North Main Street.

The purpose of the meeting is to finalize the tax collector position for Potter County. This is a very important meeting and absolutely necessary that all delegates attend or make sure that the alternate attends.

The meeting is open to the public

Wounded Warriors Bowling Benefit

No Tap Bowling Tournament Set for Dec. 4th
Wounded Warriors Bowling Benefit

December 4th has been set for a no tap bowling tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Program which is sponsored by LEEK of Oswayo,Pa. The round of play will begin with teams bowling at 5:30 PM or 7:30 PM at OV Lanes in Shinglehouse.

States Ellen Jones, co-owner of OV Lanes:" This tournament means alot to the Jones family as the preserve is located on the former Jones farm in Oswayo where the twelve children were raised. We as a family are so proud to be able to bring the tournament to the public.Teams are still needed and please contact OV Lanes right up until December 3rd to sign your team up. The teams need to be a 5 player. The phone number for OV Lanes is 814-697-6652. Your support will help LEEK purchase a motorized wheelchair that can travel into the woods enabling the wounded warriors a chance to get closer to their game. All monies raised will go to LEEK."

Included in the night's activities will be a bake sale, door prizes, Chineses Auction, ??? game, season passes for the St. Bonaventure Ladies Basketball home games, Cutco hunting knife, lottery ticket tree, and a homemade Christmas quilt and pillow made by a family member.

WESB Posts Jerome Avenue Fire Photos

Anne Holliday has posted photos of fire
on Jerome Avenue in Bradford on 1490 NewsBlog.

Click HERE for more photos.

PennDOT Warns Of Possible Slick Roads Thursday

PennDOT: Slick Roads Possible on Thanksgiving Day, Drive Accordingly
Drive with Extra Caution, Watch for Changing Conditions and Allow Extra Time

Harrisburg – With a combination of rain, sleet, snow and freezing rain forecast for parts of Pennsylvania on Thanksgiving Day, PennDOT is reminding drivers that although its crews will be working as necessary, motorists must be alert for changing road and weather conditions.

If freezing precipitation occurs, PennDOT will treat interstates and other high-volume expressways first; secondary state routes are a lower priority.

Even in areas where freezing precipitation does not occur, rain combined with temperatures near the freezing point and fallen leaves can create slick driving conditions for which motorists must be prepared.

Because Thanksgiving is a very busy travel period, motorists should plan to need extra time to reach their destination and allow even more time if warranted by the weather forecast.

PennDOT reminds drivers that road conditions are available for more than 2,900 miles of Pennsylvania roadways as well as access to over 500 traffic cameras on its 511PA website: 511PA travel information is also available by calling 511. PennDOT urges motorists to avoid calling 511PA while driving. Motorists should safely pull off the road before calling the system, or check online for travel delays before leaving home.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit Be ready, be wise and be safe this winter season.