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Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Pitt Football Coach Fired After Domestic Charge

New Pitt football coach released from jail, fired

The University of Pittsburgh fired its new football coach late today, shortly after he was released from jail in Indiana after being charged with domestic battery.

Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg released the following statement this evening regarding Mike Haywood, who was named the new football coach last month:

"After careful consideration of recent events, the University of Pittsburgh has dismissed Michael Haywood as its head football coach, effective immediately. He was advised of that action this afternoon.

"To be clear, the University's decision is not tied to any expectation with respect to the terms on which the legal proceeding now pending in Indiana might ultimately be concluded. Instead, it reflects a strong belief that moving forward with Mr. Haywood as our head coach is not possible under the existing circumstances.

"This is a matter of real regret for the many people at Pitt who had looked forward to working with him. However, head coaches are among the University's most visible representatives and are expected to maintain high standards of personal conduct and to avoid situations that might reflect negatively on the University.

"We will immediately re-open our search for a head football coach, expanding the process to include a larger pool of candidates. Our goal is to move swiftly, but prudently, to find the right person to successfully lead the Pitt football program for what we hope will be an extended period of time." More...

New Sermon Series Starts January 2 At Coudersport Free Methodist

EMS Called To ATV Accident Scene

EMS medics were called to the scene of an ATV accident in Hector Township shortly after 7 pm. A female was reported injured after hitting a tree. We didn't copy the details.

Roll Over Crash Reported On North Hollow Road

Pictures courtesy of Sam Hankins

Roll Over Crash
At 7:12 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Rescue and Ambulance are responding to a motor vehicle accident at 336 North Hollow Road. A roll over accident is reported at that address.

Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle Service Times

Pedestrian Killed On I-86 Was Hornell Man

Hornell man dies in pedestrian accident on I-86

Star Gazette

A Hornell man was killed early Saturday morning as he walked on Interstate 86 in Bath, police said.

State police in Bath said it looked like Thomas E. Vondracek, 32, of Hornell, was walking partially in a driving lane somewhere between exits 38 and 39 when he was struck at about 6:05 a.m. by a car driven east by Caryn Anderson, 44, of Lindley.

Anderson called 911 to report the accident, police said. More...

Thieves Steal Road Building Materials From Drillers, Damage Bulldozer At Well Site

Marcellus Gas Drillers Targeted By Thieves

A gas well site off White Choppin Road in Hebron Township was the victim of a Theft and Criminal Mischief overnight between 4:00 pm on Wednesday and 7:30 am on Friday.

Triana Energy, 900 Virginia Street, Charleston, WV, told State Police that unknown thieves stole four rolls of 12' wide by 300 foot long road fabric and three pieces of 18 inch diameter culvert pipe, 20 foot long, valued at $1845.00 from the entrance to a gas well site at that location.

The persons also placed pine needles in the fuel tank of a bulldozer, which later caused damage to the fuel system. The bulldozer is owned by Fox & Son's Excavating, 223 S. Main Street, Clarendon, PA, and was located at the well site. Repair cost is estimated at $1,000.00.

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

PA Farm Show Debuts January 8th Thru January 15th In Harrisburg


Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors can learn how to create culinary masterpieces using local ingredients during live cooking demonstrations and contests featuring popular chefs, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today. More...


Harrisburg – Women involved in Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry are invited to attend the seventh “Women in Agriculture” conference from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, during the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Minor Injuries In Near Head On Crash On Route 6 In Kane

A near head on crash on Route 6 in front of the Kane Community Hospital in Wetmore Township at 7:00 am Saturday morning resulted in minor injury to the drivers and disabling damage to their vehicles.

Kyle Andrew Allen Durnell, 18, of Kane, PA, was driving 2000 Toyota Celica east on Rt. 6.

William Patrick Carr, 42, of Wilcox, PA was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado west on Rt. 6.

Durnell fell asleep at the wheel, causing his Toyota to cross the center line and into the oncoming lane of travel.

Carr swerved his Silverado to the left, crossing into the oncoming lane in an attempt to avoid a collision.

The crash occurred when Durnell began to cross back over into the eastbound lane, causing his Toyota's right front to impact with the right front of Carr's Silverado.

The vehicles came to rest blocking both lanes of the roadway. They were towed from the scene by Buzzard's Towing. Kane Volunteer Fire Dept. assisted troopers at the scene.

Charges will be filed in District Court 48-3-04 pending further investigation.

Police Seeking Hit & Run Driver After North Hollow Road Crash

A hit & run accident Friday morning at 10:18 am on North Hollow Road in Allegany Township has troopers looking for an unknown white male, 30 to 40 years of age, who was driving a full size Chevrolet Sedan (Caprice or Lumina), light blue in color with front end damage to the right front headlight assembly area.

The accident occurred as the unknown white male was driving north on North Hollow Road and failed to negotiate a sharp right hand curve, going into the opposite lane of travel and striking a 2000 Dodge Caravan driven by Jesse William Chaffee of Harrison Valley, PA. Chaffee's van suffered moderate front end damage.

There were no reports of injuries.

The operator of the hit & run Chevrolet left the scene of the crash northbound on North Hollow Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or had any information regarding the vehicle or operator involved is asked to contact PSP at Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Neil Fausey is the investigator.

Richard W. “Rick” Packer, 54, of Shinglehouse, PA

Richard W. “Rick” Packer
“beloved husband, father & grandfather”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Richard W. “Rick” Packer, 54, of Shinglehouse, died at home Friday, December 31, 2010 after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Born August 28, 1956 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Charles A. “Charlie” and Edna “Peg” Chase Packer. On July 2, 1977 in the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, he married Sharon L. Wilson, who survives.

Rick attended Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. Along with his wife, he owned and operated Packer’s Cleaning Service in Shinglehouse. Prior to that he was employed by Fred’s Contract Cleaning in Olean, NY and most recently had been employed by Portville Central School as a custodian until June 2008, leaving due to ill health.

Rick enjoyed cars, having a passion for older cars and hot rods owning several of them throughout the years. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He also loved working on old tractors, rebuilding and restoring them. Rick built hundreds of models and also collected several hundred die cast models; and in general, he was an avid collector of many things. He loved animals, but his greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Deborah A. (Sean Spink) Packer and Diana K. (Kevin) Spink, both of Olean, NY, and Katie J. (Shawn Mott) Packer of Portville, NY; eleven grandchildren; an aunt; an uncle; many cousins; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Rick was predeceased by two brothers, Charles “Chuck” Packer and George Packer.

At Rick’s request there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

Flowers are gratefully declined and the family suggests memorials be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, Route 16, Olean, NY 14760.

Arrangements are under the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

Automatic Fire Alarm At Oswayo Valley High School

Accidental Trip Of Fire Alarm
At 3:56 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched to an automatic alarm of fire at the Oswayo Valley High School.

RECALLED--Accidental trip of alarm by a child.

A Prescription for Happiness in the New Year

A Prescription for Happiness in the New Year

By Dick Snyder, Perkinsville, NY

Everyday above ground is a good day!

Furthermore, everyday is pregnant with potential for happiness.

Let's see ...
What strategies can we use to give birth to this potential?

I know ...
By becoming a trader in the wonderful but wacky game of life.

Let's see ...
What all can we trade?

We can trade in boredom and stagnation for small activities of enjoyment and accomplishment.

We can trade in frowns and negativity for smiles, levity, laughter, and other expressions of affirmation.

We can trade in criticism for being appreciative for the good in everyone, and by over-looking shortcomings and imperfections.

We can trade in anger and impatience for forgiveness and acceptance.

We can trade in self-centeredness for being on the lookout for opportunities to provide acts of kindness and assistance, thereby making manifest our feelings of compassion.

We can trade in fear and worry about life's uncertainties for courage and trust that things will work out.

We can trade in jealousy and envy for contentment and satisfaction.

We can trade in inactivity for both physical and mental activities, recognizing that there is a strong mind-body connection.

As problems arise, we can trade in over-reaction for a calm and thoughtful assessment of the problem.

Then by making a list of all possible solutions.
Then taking the same corrective action as we would advise a best friend to take.
Indeed by so doing we can become our very own best friend.
If the problem is so complex that it cannot be totally resolved, then we must decide how it can best be managed.

Remember this ...
Everyday above ground is a good day!
Everyday of our New Year can become happier and more satisfying.

By reviewing this prescription on a daily basis,
We can become a fantastic winner in the game of life.
We need not let life become a desperate struggle.

Let us leap out of bed each morning and greet our new day ...
Embrace and love it.

Isn't life awesome?

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Lucille S. BARNETT, 89, of Coudersport, PA,

Lucille S. BARNETT, 89, of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.

Born May 28, 1921, in Colesburg, PA, she was the daughter of William and Mabel Clark Scott. Raised on Crandall Hill, she was a 1938 graduate of Coudersport High School. On May 17, 1941, in Coudersport, she married Robert R. Barnett, who predeceased her in 1977.

She and her husband were partners in Barnett Brothers Potato Farm for many years.

She was a member of the Gold Baptist Church for 55 years, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and church treasurer, the Gold Missionary Society, and Eulalia Chapter, No. 148, OES, twice serving as Worthy Matron. Cille served as a literacy volunteer, Potter County Hospice volunteer, Cole Memorial Hospital volunteer, a Girl Scout Leader in Ulysses for 20 years, and as a dorm parent at the Indian Youth School in Holbrook, AZ from 1979 – 1980.

She was honored as Pennsylvania Mother of the Year in 1987.

Her generosity and love were available to anyone through an open door.

Surviving are: a son, Jerry (Marcella) Barnett of Ulysses, PA; three daughters, Nancy (Dale) Erway of Genesee, PA, Sally (Charles) Helderman of Lemont, IL, and Judith (Kevin) Haroldson of Park Rapids, MN; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, James Barnett; two sisters, Ruth Brock and Florence Metzger; and two brothers, Kenneth Scott and John Scott.

Friends may call Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

An Eastern Star service will be held 4:15 PM Tuesday in the Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the Gold Baptist Church, with the Rev. Frank Mickle officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery at Five Corners, Hebron Township, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gold Baptist Church, 35 SR 449 North, Genesee, PA 16923 or the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Nature's Harvest Ground Beef Recall

California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010 -
First Class Foods, Inc., a Hawthorne, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 34,373 pounds of organic ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
  • 16-oz. packages of "NATURE'S HARVEST ORGANIC GROUND BEEF BRICK" sold singly with one of the following "USE or FREEZE by" dates: "12/30/10" or "01/08/11."
  • 16-oz. packages of "ORGANIC HARVEST ORGANIC GROUND BEEF BRICK" sold singly and in three-packs with one of the following "USE or FREEZE by" dates: "12/28/10" or "01/06/11."
  • 16-oz. packages of NATURE'S HARVEST GROUND PATTY" containing four (4) 4-oz. patties with the following "USE or FREEZE by" date: "12/30/10" or "01/08/11"

Each package label bears the establishment number "EST. 18895" as well as the identifying Pack Date of "10341 and 10350 Julian date. These ground beef products were produced on Dec. 7, 2010, and Dec. 16, 2010, and were shipped to retail establishments in Calif., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Wis., and Wash. State. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS' website at

Electric Rates Went Up 16% Today For Penelec Customers

Penelec Rates to Rise

Penelec customers will see big increases in their electric bills this coming year, beginning today. Residential electric rates will rise 16 percent and business rates around 12 percent. The increases are because of rate caps that expire this year.

Potter-Tioga County Call Log For 12-31-2010

Incident #DateTimeTypeLocationCommunity
2010 - 2893812/31/201010:39 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 2473 ROUTE 49 E ALLEGANY TWP

Friday, December 31, 2010

Assault Victim Required Transport To Hospital

State Police responded to an assault at a residence at 610 Woodland Avenue in Emporium Borough Thursday night at 10:00 pm.

A 43 year old male and a 50 year old male, both of Emporium, PA, were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.

The 50 year old male was transported to Elk Regional Health Center by Emporium Ambulance for treatment of injuries from the altercation.

Police did not identify the men, but said charges are pending further investigation.

Townships Rewarded For Recycling Efforts

Silver Spring Township gets $77,500 grant for stepping up recycling


Recycling apparently pays off — and not just by cutting down the need for landfill space. Silver Spring Twp. in Cumberland County is bringing home a roughly $77,500 state grant for stepping up its recycling program.

The grant is awarded based on a ratio between how much waste the township residents recycled and how many people live in the township, State Senator Pat Vance, R-Cumberland County, who secured the grants, said in a release.

There’s a lag in recycling data so the numbers are based on 2008, when the township recycled 802 more ton than it did the previous year, the release said.

Vance secured roughly $113,000 in similar, but smaller, grants for seven other municipalities —Lemoyne, Dickinson Twp., Mechanicsburg, Middlesex Twp., Monroe Twp., North Middleton Twp. and Shiremanstown — in November.

The grants, as well as Department of Environmental Protection funds set aside for help municipalities set up recycling programs, are designed to help meet a state goal of recycling at least 35 percent of municipal waste. More...

Wilford Allen "Bud" Hulbert, 92, Wellsville, NY

Wellsville, NY - Wilford Allen "Bud" Hulbert, 92, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, December 31, 2010 at the Jewish Home of Rochester, NY. Mr. Hulbert, a Coudersport, PA native, was the son of Allen and Ada (Seavey) Hulbert.

He attended Coudersport PA schools, graduating from Lewisville Vocational High School in 1936. He married the love of his life, Yetta D. Yahn in 1940.

He was employed by Brownhill and Kramer, Inc. of Coudersport prior to the war. He was a WW-II Veteran, serving as a Top-Turret Gunner in a B-24 Bomber with the 15th U.S. Army Air Force in the European Theatre of Operation; where he flew 50 combat missions. Mr. Hulbert holds five Battle Stars for Air Combat, three Oak Leaf Clusters and a Presidential Unit Citation.

"Bud" and Yetta moved from Coudersport PA to Wellsville, NY in 1956 and owned and operated Wellsville's Western Auto Store for many years.

In addition, Bud enjoyed 25 years of driving school bus for Wellsville Central Schools and delivering "Meals on Wheels" for several years. After retirement, he and Yetta embraced being "snow-birds"; travelling to Yuma, AZ and back each year, where they were members of a senior's motorcycle club known as the "Over the Hill Gang".

Mr. Hulbert was a past member of the Coudersport Odd Fellows, Coudersport Eulalia Lodge #342, Coudersport Consistory, American Legion and the Wellsville First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Hulbert was predeceased by his wife, Yetta, a son, Thomas Erwin Hulbert and daughter-in-law, Marelie Widniekiewicz Hulbert.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Hulbert of Virginia Beach and George (Edie) Hulbert of Rochester, one daughter, Delia (Jeff) Rhodes of Rochester, six grandchildren Sonja (Chuck) Loss, Richard A. Hulbert, Matthew (Anna) Rhodes and Elizabeth Rhodes, Eric Sauers and Renee (Brian) Lindberg, six great grandchildren, Courtney and Sylvia Conner, Blake Hulbert, Ethan, Evelyn and Elijah Rhodes and one great-great grandson, Joshua Allen Mc Andrews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville.

The funeral will be Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Wellsville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Ward presiding. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Wellsville United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences, please visit

‘Huge need’ for dealers exists

‘Huge need’ for dealers exists; classes are available


Craps tables, roulette wheels and blackjack games fill a basement suite at an office building in Southpointe business park.

It's not a fly-by-night gambling den. It's a classroom.

The school is a branch of the Community College of Beaver County. Students can learn the ins and outs of every casino game, from the more than 1,000 betting combinations at a craps table to the 17 ways a roulette player can wager on one number.

So far, each of the 68 graduates since the school's opening in September has landed a casino job, officials say. Sue Dunlap, CCBC workforce training manager who helped establish the program, says grads are certified for jobs in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and elsewhere, including cruise ships. More...

EMS/Fire Rescue Responding To Porch Collapse

Porch Collapse
At 5:14 pm on Friday, Emergency responders from Station 11 and Bradford City Ambulance are en route to the rear of 128 Russell Blvd. where a porch has collapsed.

UPDATE:Woman Hurt in Porch Collapse
A Bradford woman was taken to BRMC for treatment after second story porch at her residence on Russell blvd. collapsed. Bradford City fireman and Derrick City Volunteer firefighters rescued the woman who was trapped beneath the debris. No word on her condition.

Clinton County--$26.36 Million Budget/No Salary Increases For 2011 & 2012

County adopts $26.36 million budget

Labor negotiations continue; elected officials to get salary increases in 2013, 2014

December 31, 2010 - By JIM RUNKLE -

LOCK HAVEN - The Clinton County commissioners approved a $26.36 million budget with no tax increase Thursday morning - amid the uncertain impact of ongoing labor negotiations that will continue beyond year's end.

The board also took the opportunity provided by its last meeting of 2010 to finish an unwelcome task - setting salaries for county elected officials.

The board unanimously approved a salary schedule establishing no increases for 2011 and 2012, and 2-percent increases for 2013 and 2014.

The commissioners pointed out the increases - which will cost the taxpaying public about $12,000 for the two years - amount to peanuts when compared to the total budget. They also emphasized given cost-of-living expenses, the increments might actually end up netting a loss for elected officials over those four years.

Those arguments didn't fly for one local resident who derided the board for even considering an increase at all, in the face of an uncertain economy, flat wages and increasing costs to working class citizens who make up the taxpaying public.

The 2011 budget does not show a jump in real estate taxes. More...

Shinglehouse Ambulance to East Academy Street

At 4:30 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance, Medic 6 to East Academy Street.

Yvonne "Bonnie" Silvis, 73, of 1012 Lafferty Lane, Bradford, PA

Yvonne "Bonnie" Silvis, 73, of 1012 Lafferty Lane, passed away unexpectedly ,Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

Born October 31, 1937, in DuBois, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Elsie (Rudolph) Gelnett. On January 5, 1991 in the Sawyer Evangelical Church she married Arthur "Bud" Silvis who survives.

Mrs. Silvis was a 1955 graduate of Sandy High School in DuBois. She had been employed at Sal's Supermarket, WR Case & Sons and CVS Pharmacy. She was a member of Sawyer Evangelical Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five daughters; Wendy (Bob) Thomson, Diane (Donald) Rounsville all of Bradford, Jennifer (Ed) Muszala of Tucson, AZ, Kim Giordano, and Pam Johnson also of Bradford, three sons Randy Belser, Karl (Toni) Belser and Merle (Cheryl) Silvis all of Bradford, two sisters, Marcia (Newell) Sprague and Deborah (Paul) Blake, a brother Miles (Leah) Gelnett, 25 grandchildren; Andrew Thomson, Paula Andrada, Christopher Good, James Good, Heath Confer, Zachary Belser, MaKayla Belser, MaKensi Belser, Olivia Belser, Morgan Muszala, Michael Rounsville, Dawn Reid, Janet Rounsville, Jeff Rounsville, Angela Luke, Matthew Silvis, Alyssa Silvis, Sonya Bisker, Jason Thomas, Jenna Giordano, Adam Armstrong, Nicole Armstrong, Kristie Smith, Jennifer Armstrong and Kyle Grandinetti, many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her former husband Lawrence L. Belser.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 2, 2011, from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. and again on Monday, January 3rd from 10:00 to 11:00am at the Sawyer Evangelical Church where funeral and committal will be held at 11:00 with Rev. Brad Preston, pastor, and Rev. Max Miller, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, co-officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Port Allegany.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Sawyer Evangelical Church, 777 South Kendall Ave., Bradford, PA 16701 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Celebrate New Years At Olga In Coudersport

New Year's Eve
with Freakish Owl Boy & Friends

Friday, December 31 at 7:30 PM--NO COVER CHARGE!
freakish owl boy
Help us bring in the New Year with fine food, drink, & music. We're in for a special treat as Freakish Owl Boy will be joined by special musical guests Steve Quelet & Anne Acker. December 31 marks the first year anniversary of the first concert at Olga Cafe & Bistro & we're extremely pleased to have Freakish Owl Boy back this year joined by Olga Cafe & Bistro regulars Steve Quelet & Anne Acker.

There's no cover charge for this New Year's celebration, but we do request that you reserve a table if you would like to dine with us that evening. Please call (814) 260-9966 or email to make reservations.

More info. on Freakish Owl Boy can be found at View our favorite Freakish Owl Boy music video at . More information on & tracks by Steve Quelet can be found at & .

Remember no cover for this New Year's Celebration, but reservations are appreciated for diners.

Happy New Year!
Steve Quelet
Steve Quelet

Anne Acker
Anne Acker

Possible Structure Fire In Wellsville

Structure Fire In Wellsville?
At 3:35 pm on Friday, Wellsville Fire & Ambulance are responding to possible structure fire at 35 Pleasant St in Wellsville. On scene reports nothing showing from outside.


North Central Gives Away Equipment From ITEC

Schools to receive equipment from former education center

Courier Express

RIDGWAY - Local schools will receive equipment from the former Industrial Technical Education Center.

At a recent North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Executive Board meeting, Workforce Investment Director Susie Snelick said the Workforce Investment Board met to determine the future of the equipment.

The equipment had been purchased with grant money and couldn't just be sold.
Snelick said local schools in the region were contacted to determine if they could use the equipment.

Most of the equipment from the former ITEC will go to local schools as donations. The presses will not go to schools since they were not interested in them. A silent auction will be held for the presses, likely in January.

Items going to local schools includes: welding equipment, mills and CNC's. More...

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Ceres Township

At 1:44 on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance, Medic 6, has been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Ceres Township for a medical call.

Phyllis Barbara Austin MacDonell, 83, Corning, NY, Former Bolivar Resident

Phyllis Barbara Austin MacDonell, 83, was born in Olean, New York December 9, 1927. Her parents were W. Philip Austin and Vera Travis Austin.

She attended Bolivar Central School and was graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School in 1946. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Library Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1950 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Speech from Milton College in Wisconsin in 1953.

Phyllis and Herbert Leon MacDonell were married on August 19, 1950 in the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Alfred, New York.

Phyllis was a librarian at Alfred University, Bryn Mawr College, and the then Corning Glass Works. She later established the Library of The College Center of the Finger Lakes in Corning. Phyllis was an active member on the Order of the Eastern Star and served as District Deputy Grand Matron. She was on the Board of Directors of both the Corning Area Woman's Club and the Scottish-American Society of the Southern Tier.

She assisted her loving husband, Herbert, in supervising an experiment as an expert on the Mary Johnson homicide case during twenty-nine Bloodstain Evidence Institutes which were held in Corning, New York and several other states, Sweden, England, The Netherlands, and Italy.

Phyllis was a firm believer in education and contributed funds to the tuition and living expenses of several college students from many locations.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert, and her unofficially adopted family of Candy Barnes, Cindy Hart, Wendie Caldarella, Wendy Hunt, Cathy Cox, Joanne Woodard, Mark Plaskon, David Young, Debra Nally, John Cantone, Karen Hendershott, Paul Kish, Anita Zannin, and Sarah Pellan, brother-in law Robert MacDonell and his wife, Nancy, nephews Scott and Craig MacDonell and their families, many grand nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law Elaine Austin, all of whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Norman Austin.

Phyllis' family will hold a Memorial Service celebrating her life at the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning, New York on 15 January 2011. Friends are invited to visit from noon to 2:00 PM at which time the funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Phyllis' name.

Woman Charged With Attempted Homicide In Bradford Stabbing

Bfd Police Investigate Stabbing

A Bradford woman was arrested early Friday morning and charged with attempted homicide after a stabbing at her home on Cole Avenue in Bradford.

Court records indicate that 41 year-old Romaine McGraw stabbed James Hannon in the neck and left side of his body. Hannon, who also suffered defensive stab wounds to his hands and arms, was taken to BRMC and treated for serious stab wounds.

McGraw was jailed on $250,000 bail.

McKean County Court Sentences Locals

Five from July Drug Raid Sentenced
Five area people, who were charged last July for selling drugs in McKean County have been sentenced in county court.

44 year-old Timothy Swick of Bradford gets 90 days to a year in jail.

29 year-old Justin Stuck of Smethport receives six to 24 months in state prison.

24 year-old Patricia Larson of Port Allegany gets three months to 23 months in jail.

52 year-old Robert Wilfong receives nine to 23 months in jail. And,

20 year-old Robert Hamilton gets 15 to 30 months in state prison.

Bfd Man Sentenced on Drug Charges

A Bradford man has been sentenced on drug charges.

51 year-old John Crocker was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court to 28 months to five years in state prison.

Crocker had been charged with selling non-controlled substances.

Roulette Ambulance To Cow Hollow Road

At 12:34 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance to Cow Hollow Road for medical call.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to E. Honeoye Street

At 11:20 on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance, Medic 6, to E. Honeoye Street for medical call.

2 Vehicle Crash Reported On North Hollow Road Off Rt. 49

Reported Near Dunn Residence On Rt. 49
At 10:39 am on Friday, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to a two vehicle accident near 2473 Route 49 in Allegany Township.
Anonymous said--
The parties was my father and an unknown person...The unknown person was driving a light blue older sedan (maybe a Impala), rounded a corner too fast and hit my father's van headon, he then got out to see if everyone was okay and said he would go call the police since his vehicle was driveable and my parents was not....but he never returned. So if anyone know a male driving a light blue older sedan (maybe a Impala) with front end damage please contact the Couderpsort based state police

New Automatic Wash Bay Is Open At Car Wash In Coudersport

New Automatic at Car Wash in operation.

The automatic bay at the car wash located next to the Chestnut Street bridge is in operation. We replaced the Mark 7 automatic with a Razor made by Wash World. Please note that there are no longer guide rails on the floor or treadle plate to tell you when to stop. The only thing to guide you in is blue reflectors on the floor. There is also a sign located by the drivers side exit door that tells you to drive forward, stop and back up as well as what process the machine is doing. Please try and stay as centered in the bay as possible for the best wash.

We are confident that this machine will give you the best possible touch free wash anywhere. It does an excellent job applying presoak as well as washing the front and backs of vehicles. As always, if you are not satisfied or have any problems, please leave your name in the box at the front of the wash and we will refund your money. If you have any questions or need assistance using the wash for the first time, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone. I would be more than happy to meet you there and give you a free wash. Thanks for your business!


Scott Buchsen

New Year's Party At Seneca Inn In Port Allegany

Potter-Tioga Call Log For 12-30-2010

Incident #DateTimeTypeLocationCommunity
2010 - 2890412/30/20106:34 PMFIRE / CHIMNEY 7411 ROUTE 6 DELMAR TWP
2010 - 2888612/30/20102:33 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RT 6 W OF SIGN SHOP
2010 - 2888312/30/20102:22 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE 10 WEST AVE WELLSBORO BORO
2010 - 2885912/30/201010:09 AMFIRE / STRUCTURE 748 BURFIELD RD FARMINGTON TWP

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Potter County To Investigate Gambling Needs

Agency To Examine Extent Of Problem Gambling In County

gamblingPotter County Drug and Alcohol Program has received funding to conduct a problem gambling needs assessment. A team is being assembled to evaluate survey results, local trends and anecdotal data. The result will be a report on the extent of the problem, community perceptions, resources (both available and needed), and the feasibility of addressing the problem.

Community leaders are being sought to serve as team members and share their perspectives or expertise. Input from youths, parents, educators, human service workers, law enforcement, civic volunteers, elected officials, business owners and clergy is especially welcome. More information is available from Colleen K. Wilber, Drug and Alcohol Program administrator, at 814-544-7315

Problem gambling is defined as gambling behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational.

The term includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as “pathological” or “compulsive” gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, “chasing” losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting serious, negative consequences.

Potter County Adopts $7.3 Million Budget With No Tax Increase

Potter County Budget Passes; No Change In Tax Rate

December 28th, 2010

budgetPotter County’s proposed 2011 operating was adopted on Thursday by unanimous vote of Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover.

Expenditures are forecasted to top $7.3 million. There will be no increase in taxes in 2011, despite rising expenses in many areas.

To cover rising costs without having to increase taxes, the commissioners have reduced the county workforce, largely through attrition, and developed other revenue sources, such as the rental of space in the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building.

Uncertainties big and small surround the county budget. State reimbursements for Human Services programs have fluctuated. Also, the state still owes Potter County more than $100,000 in reimbursement for the district attorney’s salary in 2009 and an even higher amount for the DA’s 2010 salary.

Coudersport Ambulance to Dwight Street

11:17 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance to Dwight Street for medical call.

Emporium Dispatched To Rollover Crash/Recalled

Emporium Dispatched to Rt. 46
At 10:43 pm on Thursday, Emporium Fire & Ambulance was dispatched to Rt. 46 for a roll over crash.

McKean County reported they are on scene of this crash in McKean County at Red Mill Road.


Amelia Slaby, 92, of Ulysses, PA, and formerly of Shed Road, Douglassville, PA

Amelia Slaby, 92, of Ulysses, PA, and formerly of Shed Road, Douglassville, died December 28, 2010, in Ulysses.

She was the widow of William E. Slaby.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Stella (Dwulit) Misura.

She was the co-owner, with her late husband, of the Stowe Ski Shop and a member of St. Gabriel's RCCC, Jefferson and Howard streets, Stowe.

Surviving are two sons, William P. Slaby of Potter County, and Joseph M. Slaby, with whom she resided in Ulysses; a daughter, Millie M., widow of Mahlon Kline Lea of Union Township; three brothers, Andrew Misura of North Port, FL; John Misura of Tacoma, WA, and Paul Misura of Oahu, HI; three sisters, Mildred, wife of Dr. Donald Loeper of Boyertown; Kasha Query of Pottstown, and Kanya Cosmi of Medford, NJ; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Gabriel's RCCC, 127 E. Howard St., Stowe, PA 19464.

Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, 726 High St., Pottstown, is in charge of arrangements. To view obituaries or to send condolences go to

Rollover Crash On Red Mill Road In Norwich Township

At 10:17 pm on Thursday, Norwich Township Fire Dept. and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to a one car rollover accident on Red Mill Road in Norwich Township.

Coudersport Athletes Recognized At Tournament

John Merrick, Coudersport's Athletic Director, presented recognition awards to two of Coudersport's outstanding athletes at the Coudersport Tournament at halftime.Mr John Merrick presents Emily Giannotti her recognition award for PIAA State Champion 3200 Meter Run

Mr John Merrick presents Dirk Cowburn a recognition award for his PIAA State Championship 152 pound weigh class in wrestling, 2008-09.

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Galeton Man Jailed For Violating Probation

A Galeton man may be celebrating the New Year in the Potter County Jail.

A State Trooper observed Justin A. Button, 23, of 39 Germania Street in Galeton, PA, intoxicated and walking along West Street in Galeton Borough tonite (Thursday) at 8:30 pm.

Button was arrested and committed to the Potter County Jail for violating his probation. He will be charged with Public Drunkenness in District Court 55-4-03.

Fire Dept. Responding To Hedgehog Lane

Possible Structure Fire
At 8:44 pm on Thursday, Bradford area firefighters have been dispatched to a possible structure fire at 409 Hedgehog Lane.

8:52 pm--RECALLED

Celebrate New Years At Olga In Coudersport

New Year's Eve
with Freakish Owl Boy & Friends

Friday, December 31 at 7:30 PM--NO COVER CHARGE!
freakish owl boy
Help us bring in the New Year with fine food, drink, & music. We're in for a special treat as Freakish Owl Boy will be joined by special musical guests Steve Quelet & Anne Acker. December 31 marks the first year anniversary of the first concert at Olga Cafe & Bistro & we're extremely pleased to have Freakish Owl Boy back this year joined by Olga Cafe & Bistro regulars Steve Quelet & Anne Acker.

There's no cover charge for this New Year's celebration, but we do request that you reserve a table if you would like to dine with us that evening. Please call (814) 260-9966 or email to make reservations.

More info. on Freakish Owl Boy can be found at View our favorite Freakish Owl Boy music video at . More information on & tracks by Steve Quelet can be found at & .

Remember no cover for this New Year's Celebration, but reservations are appreciated for diners.

Happy New Year!
Steve Quelet
Steve Quelet

Anne Acker
Anne Acker

More Information On Roulette Township Recycling Program

Roulette Township Details Recycling Program
Begins January 3, 2011

Please find below a document that goes into a little more detail on what can and cannot be recycled through the program here at the township office beginning 01/03/2011. It also explains why we cannot currently accept #3 plastic and what is classified as #3 plastic.

There are links at the bottom that will help go into even further details regarding the recycling process if anyone is interested.

There will be a short DVD available to be watched at the library that explains the Zero-Sort program and how the sorting facility works if anyone wishes to see that as well. The Roulette Township recycling program is available to all residents and small businesses in Roulette Township that wish to participate.

All foreign material must be rinsed from all plastic and glass containers (such as food and drink residual). We ask that plastic bottles be crushed and the lids placed back on them to help cut down on wasted container space. We also ask that as many cans as possible be crushed as well for the same reason.

Once a paper product such as paper plates, pizza boxes, etc… has been contaminated with grease, or other non-removable foreign materials, it is considered garbage and also is non-recyclable. The same goes for wax coated paper products, such as those that are used for packaging fruits and vegetables.

All recyclable materials must be brought in a reusable or recyclable container. Plastic bags are NOT recyclable. Items can be brought in a clear plastic bag, but the bag will be dumped here and the customer will have to take the bag back for re-use or disposal at their discretion.

The exception to this bag rule is for shredded papers. If you shred your documents and plan to bring them for recycling, they can be dropped off in a clear plastic bag without having to dump the bag. In fact we recommend this to help reduce the potential for loose paper waste being spilled here or in transit to the sorting facility.

On a similar note, we are currently looking into alternate ways to dispose of our solid waste from the wastewater treatment plant that are more ecologically friendly than dumping the dried solids in the landfill. This project may take a little time to orchestrate, but it is our intention to have something in place and functional by the end of 2011.

Two of the proposed ideas are to convert the existing drying beds to reed beds. These reeds actually consume a large portion of the solid waste and not only lower the amount of solids that have to be hauled to the landfill, but they also would greatly reduce the number of man hours required to empty the beds several times per year, as well as hauling and landfill costs & the use of fossil fuels to accommodate the removal.

Another prospect is the land application of liquid sludge which not only reduces costs, but it also completely eliminates the necessity for use of the landfill and is a natural alternative to the use of chemical fertilizers for farmers. It may even be necessary to use a combination of both of these ideas to fully facilitate the removal of digested solids from the system.

If you, or anyone else has any ideas of how we as a township, or as a community, we can help protect our environment and get a little greener, please submit them and we will be happy to research and review what we can do to help.


Jonathan E. Huff
Secretary / Treasurer

Roulette Township
80 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 253
Roulette, PA 16746-0253



Alabama Firm Recalls Breaded Chicken Wing Products Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen

California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

2 Men Dead In Crash With Water Tanker On Route 6

Two men die in Bradford County water tanker crash
Star Gazette

Two men were killed and another injured in a head-on crash with a water tanker early Thursday on U.S. Route 6 in West Burlington Township, according to state police in Towanda.

Police said Jeffrey L. Lyman, 46, of Tioga, was driving a Ford F550 east on the highway at a curve near Lampman Road at about 5:05 a.m. when he crossed into the westbound lane.

The pickup truck collided with a Peterbilt water tanker driven west by Yuren H. Wemmer, 52, of Spencer, police said.

Lyman and a passenger, Michael F. Lewis, 29, of Lawrenceville, were pronounced dead at the scene. Wemmer was also injured and taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was not listed as a patient there Thursday afternoon.

2nd Crash Reported On Route 6 West Of Mansfield

2nd MVA On Rt. 6
At 2:34 pm on Thursday, Mansfield Emergency units are responding to a 2 car accident on Rt. 6, west of the Sign Shop. 1 person is reported injured in this crash.

MVA On Route 6 With Ejection Near Mansfield

Helicopter Requested
At 1:52 pm on Thursday, Emergency services are responding to an MVA on Route 6 West of Mansfield on Rt. 6 near the sign shop. A person was ejected at that scene.
Helicopter airborne at 2:48 pm.

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Charles E. “Buck” Reeland, 83, of 164 Salt Rising Road, Bolivar, NY

BOLIVAR — Charles E. “Buck” Reeland, 83, of 164 Salt Rising Road passed away Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2010) shortly after admission to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.

2 Car MVA At Lantz Corners

Lantz Corners
At 12:10 pm on Thursday, Mount Jewett Fire Rescue and Ambulance along with Medic 5 are responding to a 2 car MVA at Lantz Corners. Dispatch indicates cars off roadway with possible minor injury.

12:29 pm--2nd Ambulance from Mt. Jewett to scene.

Louis N. VanEtten of 305 Laurel Ave. , Olean, NY

OLEAN, NY - Louis N. VanEtten of 305 Laurel Ave. passed away Saturday (Dec. 25, 2010) at home surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 9, 1963, in Bradford, Pa., he was a son of Stanley N. and Ethel M. Moore VanEtten.
Mr. VanEtten worked or Dave's Pizza and Patch-N-Seal for seven years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, outdoor activities including paintball guns and motorcycles.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Ethel M. and LaVerne H. Raub Jr. of Olean; four children, twins Eric and Erica VanEtten, Matthew Carmon and Tierra Shelly; six brothers, William S. VanEtten of Bradford, Donald R. (Chris) VanEtten of Portville, Raymond D. (Theresa) VanEtten of St. Marys, Pa., John N. (Tammy) VanEtten of Portville, Thomas A. (Tammy) VanEtten of Hinsdale and Harry L. Raub of Olean; three sisters, Beverly Ann VanEtten of Knoxville, Tenn., Gloria Ann Shaffer of Olean and Caroline Marie VanEtten of Eldred, Pa.; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Stanley N. VanEtten in 1967; and an infant sister, Sheryl Lee VanEtten in 1961.

Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, on Thursday (Dec. 30, 2010) from 2 to 3 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held. The Rev. Chuck Maine, pastor of the House of Restoration, will officiate, Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his mother and stepfather, Ethel M. and LaVerne Raub, 305 Laurel Ave., Olean, NY 14760 to help offset medical expenses.







California Firm Recalls Teriyaki Beef Jerky Products Due To Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory.





RT. 6 Closed By Early Morning Crash In Bradford County

Route 6 closed by crash in West Burlington Township, Bradford County this morning, Dec. 29, 2010 @ 5:35 a.m.

Motorists in Bradford County are advised that Route 6 is currently closed about one mile west of the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township following a two vehicle crash this morning.

UPDATE:Two people were killed early Thursday in a two-vehicle crash.

It happened about 5:30 a.m. about one mile west of the Bradford County Manor near Troy. Police said a water tanker and a pick-up truck collided head-on.

The victims have not been identified.

Route 6 was closed for about six hours in that area. The road opened at 11 a.m.

Log Home Engulfed In Fire In Fox Township, Elk County

Engulfed In Fire
At 12:08 am on Thursday, Elk Company 3 & Company 5 have been dispatched to a structure fire at 80 DIR Drive in Fox Township, Elk County. Reported to be a fully engulfed log home.

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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Potter-Tioga County Call Log for 12-29-2010

oIncident #DateTimeTypeLocationCommunity
2010 - 2881812/29/20104:59 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE 211 GREEN FRST SWEDEN TWP

BG's Engine Clinic Warranty Center For Dura-Heat

BG's Engine Clinic has recently been appointed as an Authorized Warranty Service Center for Dura-Heat manufactured heaters. We provide warranty and service for all forced air, kerosene, propane and electric heaters under the Dura-Heat, WorkHorse, Dyna-Glo, and Dyna-Pro brands.

Repair parts are also available for the now-defunct Desa International manufactured heaters covering brands such as ReddyHeater, Remington Heaters, All-Pro Portable Heaters, Master Portable Heaters, Comfort Glo, Glo Warm, Universal Portable Heaters, and Vanguard. Wicks and parts are available at the online store, available to ship anywhere in the USA. NO warranty or liability support is provided for these brands, however.

About DuraHeat: DuraHeat kerosene heaters are marketed and sold by World Marketing of America , a company founded in 1982. In the initial stages, the company was known for manufacturing and supplying high quality after-market kerosene heater replacement wicks that were made to OEM specifications. Gradually the company started manufacturing the complete line of DuraHeat kerosene heaters along with its replacement wicks and accessories Dura-Heat is now generally considered as the best "value choice" in the kerosene heater market.

About BG's Engine Clinic: In August, 2010, BG's Engine Clinic has returned to doing business in the Roulette, Port Allegany, Smethport,Turtlepoint, Eldred, Coudersport, and Austin areas. With 30 years' experience in Outdoor Power Equipment and Heating Solutions, BG's Engine Clinic is a high-quality provider of repair and warranty services for a wide range of products and brands. BG's Engine clinic is bringing back the same high quality, competent services that the company was known for from 1983 to 1993. More information can be found at

About Desa International: On December 29, 2008, DESA, LLC filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in joint administration with DHP Holdings II Corporation. In 2009, World Marketing of America purchased a majority of this company's assets including trademarks, patents, tooling and parts. Desa manufactured heaters are no longer in production, however, parts continue to be available on a limited basis.

Tournament winners - Girls

Coudersport Falcons over the Indians 52-36Pictured: Hannah Fink, Jenna Matzinger and Tori Brown

Indians pictured: Blair Williams, Catie Northup, Brittany Phelps and Katerina Merrick

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The Coudersport Falcons--Tournament winners - Boys

Boys Basketball winners - The Coudersport Falcons

They won 51-27 over the Indians.

Photos available at