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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Philip Skeps, Sr., Dryden, NY, Former Portville Music Teacher

Dryden, NY-- On Saturday, January 22, 2011, Philip Skeps, Sr. joined his beloved wife Elouise Hayes Skeps in Heaven.

He was born on April 13, 1912, in Buffalo, NY on the banks of the Erie Canal to immigrant parents Giuseppe and Rosa Marchello Schepse .

The family relocated to a tiny town, Clymer, NY, where he was the only dark-haired kid in a predominately Dutch community. The local doctor and veterinarian took him under their wing and as a boy he assisted them with surgeries.

Although the shortest on the team, he was a star basketball player with the Flying Dutchmen. A lifelong Yankees' fan, he saw Babe Ruth hit a homerun in Cleveland. He also developed his interest in music, commuting to Buffalo for banjo lessons. He earned money for college as a basketball referee and playing for dances with a band.

A lifelong educator, he graduated from the State Teachers College at Fredonia in 1947.

The next 20 years were spent in Portville, NY, teaching music. His band took top honors in the state for many years and throughout the years his students have kept in touch. Two of his students became professors of music and many have continued playing their instruments yet today.

While in Portville, he met fellow teacher, Elouise Hayes, married and together they raised four children.

To better support his family he obtained a Masters in Education from St. Bonaventure University. In 1955, he became Supervising Principal in Newfield, NY and served there until 1965.

He was most proud of his accomplishment with the help of Assemblywoman Constance Cook, in keeping the district from consolidation with the Ithaca School system recognizing the value of preserving the smaller community for increased opportunities for youngsters.

In 1965, he moved to Dryden, NY where he served until 1972 as Assistant District Superintendent. In addition to preparing the budget and supervising the physical plant, he coached the golf team to an unbeaten season with his son, Philip, a member of that winning team.

He retired at age 60 but stayed healthy golfing winter and summer and traveling with his wife, visiting the tiny village in Sicily where his parents were born. He lacked only a few days of making 65 years of marriage. Elouise passed away 6-23-03.

He was also preceded in death by his younger brothers, a sister and his daughter Andrea Skeps Anderson who passed away 4-28-71.

He is survived by his son Michael (Sylvia) Skeps of Tucson, AZ; daughter Rachael (Daniel Eicher) Pierce of Groton, NY; son Philip (Catherine Morrell) Skeps, Jr. of Palmyra, VA; grandchildren Wilbur Franklin (Lisa) Pierce IV, Carl (Claire) Skeps, Michelle Skeps, Arne Anderson, Sarah (Michael) Natale, and Raymond (Elisabeth) Skeps, Tim Morrell and Joseph Skeps; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Sommer, Philip, Anthony, Rosemary, Haley, Samantha, Michael, Sofia, Adestra, Sorella, and Michael Angelo; several nieces and their families.

Philip Skeps' goal was to live to 102 years. He was such a strong person of faith and determination, we all thought he'd reach his goal. His favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me". He died at home where he wanted to be. He was at peace and is even more so now. He was 98.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral, just a cremation and burial next to my Mother and Sister in Shinglehouse, PA at a future date.

Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Citizens Advisory Councils Issue Reports

Citizens Advisory Councils Issue Reports On Gas Issues

January 29th, 2011


Two citizens’ groups have presented reports on issues related to Marcellus Shale natural gas development in Pennsylvania. Advisory councils appointed by the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection and Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources held regional hearings and met with industry representatives and agency staff. These sessions resulted in a list of issues that the two state agencies will evaluate:

  • Bonding: The legal requirement under the Oil and Gas Act is clearly inadequate and needs to be updated.
  • Water wells: 1. DEP needs to evaluate the validity/adequacy of the 1000 foot presumption of liability in the Oil and Gas Law; 2. DEP is creating a list of parameters for water well testing so that homeowners know what to test for and what it will cost; 3. the DEP advisory council continues to advocate for passage of new water well construction standards as one means to reduce the impacts of gas migration on homeowner’s water supplies.
  • Staff: Both agencies need to regularly evaluate the sufficiency of staff needed to properly manage Marcellus Shale development.
  • Forests: Bureau of Forestry needs to monitor the impact of Marcellus development on the integrity of the state forest resource. The state forest has been certified for sustainability, which could be negatively impacted by the scope of this development.
  • Gas Development Infrastructure (e.g., gathering and transmission lines, water impoundments, compressor stations, etc.): Companies should pursue a comprehensive local and regional coordinated approach to this development. This includes coordination of efforts to minimize forest fragmentation, as well as co-location and/or sharing of infrastructure such as pipelines, compressor stations, roads and water impoundments.
  • Severance Tax/Impact Fee: A significant portion of the proceeds should be dedicated to land, water and wildlife conservation and to local governments impacted by gas development.
  • Unplugged Wells: 1. Companies should be required to locate and plug orphan and abandoned wells in their area of activity; DEP’s orphan well plugging program needs to be adequately funded.

“The Marcellus Play is an enormous opportunity if developed responsibly,” the councils concluded. “It has the potential to be disastrous, if not. Companies must do their absolute best to avoid/minimize impacts. Companies need to work together to ensure the best environmental outcomes.”

Fuel Tank, Electric Pump & Diesel Fuel Stolen From Logging Site In Norwich Township

A theft of a fuel tank & pump from a logging site at the end of Sackett Hollow Road in Norwich Township, McKean County between Wednesday and Friday has State Police asking the public if they have any information that will help in their investigation.

The crime occurred as unknown suspect(s) removed a red 54" by 13" by 18" 50 Gallon fuel tank valued at $300.00; A Tuthill Electruc Fuel Pump valued at $375.00; and about 20 gallons of Diesel Fuel worth $60.00.

If you have any information, you can contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Andrasko is the investigator.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 8:59 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for severe difficulty breathing.

Gold Wedding Ring & Bracelet Stolen From Residence

Unknown thieves removed a wedding ring and a bracelet from a residence in Roulette between January 19 and January 26, 2011.

Janice L. Beane, of Horseshoe Court, Roulette, PA told troopers that unknown person(s) removed a Yellow Gold wedding band, w/diamond wrap (10 k total weight), and a Yellow Gold bracelet, w/ Yellow & White colored stones (tennis style bracelet).

Anyone with information on this continuing investigation is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Jenary-Patrol Section is the investigating officer

9mm Pistol Stolen From Storage Unit Near Coudersport

A Coudersport woman has reported the theft of a handgun from a storage unit located at 2027 N. Ayers Hill Road, Coudersport, PA between January 1 and January 25, 2011.

Melinda A. Clark of Peet Street in Coudersport, PA, reported the theft of a 9mm Luger pistol, black in color, from the storage unit.

State Police said the investigation is continuing and asked anyone with information to call them at 814-274-8690. Trooper Jenary-Patrol Section is the investigator.

Radar Run Sled Photo Captured By Dana Todd

One of the many "Hot Sleds" today making a pass a well over 100mph....

Three Teens Injured In Andrews Settlement Crash

State Police have updated the report on this Friday night accident HERE.

Caroline C. Cox, 80, of Comes Creek Road, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Caroline C. Cox, 80, of Comes Creek Rd., passed away Friday (Jan. 28, 2011) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born March 5, 1930, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Charles and Ella Harris Hill. On Oct. 15, 1949, in Roulette, she married Waldo J. Cox, who survives.

Mrs. Cox was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Roulette High School, Class of 1947. She was co-owner of Cox Busing, where she and her husband drove bus for many years, before retiring.

She loved to crochet, to do word puzzles, and to observe the wild life local to the area.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Waldo, are two daughters, Jean E. (Steve) Stamilio of Charlotte, NC, and Martha J. Cox of Port Allegany; three sons, Thomas D. Cox of St. Mary’s, PA, Charles M. (Lynn) Cox of Port Allegany, Timothy J. Cox of Alfred, NY; two grandsons, Anthony and Stephen Stamilio both of Charlotte, NC, a granddaughter, Rebecca (Jeremy) Ehret of Greenville, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Jean L. Lawrence.

Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday (Jan. 31, 2011) with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville, PA.

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

‘David Zeisberger Revisited’ At Historical Society

‘David Zeisberger Revisited’ Historical Program Sunday

January 29th, 2011

zeisberger1Potter County Historical Society will present a special program on a fascinating 18th century missionary who came to Potter County to spread his religious beliefs to Native Americans. “David Zeisberger Revisited” will be the topic of a presentation by Historical Society president David Castano at 2 pm Sunday, Jan. 30, at the museum on North Main Street in Coudersport. The public is welcome.

David Zeisberger was a Moravian clergyman and a missionary to Native American peoples. His entered the Potter County wilderness in 1767 to minister to Lenape (Delaware) Indians.

Austin Ambulance To Starlight Inn For Medical Call

At 6:34 pm on Saturday, Austin Ambulance has been dispatched to meet a person at the Starlight Inn (Bomb Shelter) for a medical call.

... Spotty freezing drizzle possible into the evening hours...

... Spotty freezing drizzle possible into the evening hours...

As the storm system that brought snow to the region pulls
away... some areas of freezing drizzle may develop in its wake and
last into the evening hours. The most likely areas to see some
light icing will be over the ridge-tops where locally slippery
travel will be possible.

Lions Club "Chili For Charity" At Coudersport Fire Dept. Annex Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM

Lions Club members from left to right Mark Benson, Steve Erway, Ron Angood and Linda Karija prepare the Coudersport Area Fire Dept. annex for tomorrows 5th annual Chili for Charity dinner.

This years event will start at 11:00 am and end at 4:00 or when the chili is gone.

Ron Angood collected donations of food and gifts from local merchants for the event.

COST IS $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.

A Chinese auction with over 30 items and 50/50 drawing will also be available so bring a friend and have fun while supporting a great cause. Thank you, good luck and God bless
Lions Steve Erway and Ron Angood look on as Lioness's Donna Kelly and Kathy Walsh prepare groundmeat for tomorrows 5TH ANNUAL LIONS CLUB CHILI FOR CHARITY. This years proceeds will benefit the Coudersport Senior Center and the John and Deanna Sherer family.

Whitesville Rod & Gun Club Coyote Hunt Feb. 25, 26, 27, 2011

Traumatic Injury Call In Jones Township (Wilcox Area)

Traumatic Injury
At 4:00 pm on Saturday, Elk Company 6 and St. Marys Ambulance are on the scene of a traumatic injury call off Route 321, south of Twin Lakes intersection. A helicopter was requested but none can fly. Victim stabilized & en route to Elk Regional Health Center. Elk Co. 6 returning & available at 4:10 pm.

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor For Fall Victim

At 3:49 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Cole Manor for a fall victim.

2 Vehicle MVA North Of Eldred

MVA North Of Eldred
At 2:54 pm on Saturday, Eldred Borough Ambulance, Eldred Township Fire Rescue, and Medic 16 are responding to a 2 vehicle motor vehicle accident on Route 446 North of Eldred near the location of the former Powder Plant.

On Scene Report--No injuries--Ambulance & Medics cancelled

Philip R. BARTOO, 46, of Scio, NY, formerly of Ulysses, PA

Philip R. BARTOO, 46, of Scio, NY, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY.

Born May 26, 1964, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Duane and Patricia Covert Bartoo. On May 14, 1994, in Wellsville, NY, he married the former Marlene “Lynnie” Griswold, who survives.

He was employed by General Roofing in Wellsville for 10 years and Ballard Contruction, Inc. in Syracuse, NY for 12 years. He was a member of the NRA.

Surviving besides his wife, Lynnie, are: his parents of Ulysses; three stepsons, Michael (Melanie) Culver of Inwood, WV, Mark (Andreia) Culver of Browns Mills, NJ, and Matthew (Logan) Culver of Hampton, VA; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Elizabeth (Clayton Joseph) Slingerland of Ulysses, Patsy (Thomas) Williams of West Bingham, PA, and Dee Whitney of Ulysses; two brothers, Robert (Maureen) Bartoo of Westfield, PA and Christopher (Shelly) Bartoo of Ulysses; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Massive Building Material Auction Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dog Found On Lower Grimes Road In Port Allegany Area


We found a small German Sheppard on the Lower Grimes Rd, in Port Allegany.

If anyone knows who he belongs to, they can contact the SPCA in Bradford.

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Potter County.




One Injured In Rt. 15 Three Vehicle Crash Friday

Lawrenceville Fire Dept., Tioga County Station 8, was alerted Friday morning just before 10:00 am for a traffic control call on Route 15 northbound in Lawrence Township.

Chief 8-10 (Scott) arrived and reported 3 vehicles off the roadway with one BLS injury and requested a EMS response on the alarm. Station 8 was redispatched for an emergency response. Squad 8-18 and Ambulance 8-6 responded.

Upon arrival of the squad, the travel lane was closed by placement of cones. The patient was loaded into the ambulance. Crews remained on scene to assist PSP and the towing service. Photos & information courtesy Lawrenceville Fire Dept. website.

Tractor Trailer Stuck In Roadway On Route 6

Fire Police Responding
At 10:39 am on Saturday, Smethport Fire Police have been dispatched to Rt. 6 near Pierce Brook Road for traffic control for a tractor trailer stuck in the roadway.

Potter-Tioga County Call Log For 1-28-2011

Incident #DateTimeTypeLocationCommunity
2011 - 23191/28/20119:09 AMFIRE / STRUCTURE 10 WEST AVE WELLSBORO BORO
2011 - 23151/28/20118:55 AMTRAFFIC CONTROL 12062 ROUTE 287 MIDDLEBURY TWP

Elk County's Joe Beimel Coming Back To Pirates

Reliever Beimel returns to Pirates

A familiar face in a familiar place was enough to lure left-handed reliever Joe Beimel back to the Pirates.

Beimel on Friday signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. If he makes the big league club — a near certainty, given the Pirates' need for lefty bullpen help — Beimel will make $1.75 million with a chance at up to $300,000 more in incentives.

Beimel, 33, grew up in St. Mary's in Elk County, about a three-hour drive northeast of PNC Park. He was drafted by the Pirates in 1998 out of Duquesne and made his big league debut with them in 2001.

"It's nice to be coming back home," he said. "I grew up rooting for the Pirates, so if this is the year they turn it around, I want to be part of it. It would be really special for me and my family."

More Pain As Physician Assistant Students Credit Hours Upped 50% At LHU

Physician Assistant students to see tuition leap
January 28, 2011 LOCK HAVEN — A new policy will hit students in the Physician Assistant program hard. The graduate P.A. program at Lock Haven University is extremely popular and has had to turn prospective students away. more »»

A tuition change at the state level, made Jan. 20, will force the P.A. students to pay 50 percent more for their credit hours, the LHU Board of Trustees heard Thursday.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Joseph E. Peterson, 58, of 804 Welsh St., Kane, PA

Joseph E. Peterson, 58, of 804 Welsh St., Kane, PA passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 in East Smethport.

Born Dec. 15, 1952 in Kane, he was a son of Chester F. and Frances D. McCauley Peterson.

Mr. Peterson had been employed as an equipment operator and was employed by Duffy’s in East Smethport. He had served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.

He was a member Tabor Lutheran Church, member and past president of the Eagles Club of Kane, Kane Fish and Game Club and the National Rifle Association.

Surviving besides his parents of Kane are a daughter, Heather D. Kolby of Emporium; a son, Aaron S. Peterson of Coraopolis; four grandchildren, Zachary Peterson, Madeliene Peterson, Lillian Peterson, Connor Peterson and Jacob Kolby; a sister, Robin A. Kerr of Kane; a brother, James W. Peterson of Kane; and several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held in the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home 103 S. Fraley St. with the Rev. David Pflieger, Chaplin of the Lutheran Home of Kane officiating. Burial will be in Tabor Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donors' choice.

Four Cited For Criminal Mischief In Potter County Incident In November

Three Emporium men and a Hummelstown woman
have been cited for Criminal Mischief in District Court 55-4-03 as a result of an investigation into an incident back in November when the back window of a Mansfield woman's car was broken out as it traveled on Rt. 6 near Rt. 449 in Ulysses Township.

On November 20 at 11:00 pm, Melanie Stoudt, 24, of Mansfield, PA, was traveling east on Route 6 when unknown actors passed her vehicle. While passing, someone struck the vehicle with an unknown object, shattering the rear window.

The actors then turned around and fled the scene.

Troopers investigation revealed that the four persons accused, listed below, were operating and/or in the vehicle that passed and caused $200,00 damage to the back window of the Stoudt vehicle.

Dustin Erskine, 22, Emporium, PA
Christopher Grovanz, 31, Emporium, PA
Joshua Catalone, 28, Emporium, PA
Jessica Kline, 22, Hummelstown, PA

All four were cited with a summary violation of Criminal Mischief in District Court 55-4-03.

Rhonda Joanie Kasaback-Lyons, 58, of 59 Sullivan Rd., formerly of 21 Congress Place, Bradford, PA

Rhonda Joanie Kasaback-Lyons, 58, of 59 Sullivan Rd., formerly of 21 Congress Place, passed away Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born September 18, 1952, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Katherine (Brooder) Kasaback. She was a 1971 graduate of Bradford High School.

She was formerly employed as the manager at Hallmark Gift and Card Shop at the Bradford Mall, later at Archers News Stand. She was a sales editor at Around the Horn Sports Paper and, at the time of her death she was working at Servco Services.

She was a member of the Eagles Club, the Vets Club, the American Legion, and the IAS Club.

Surviving is her life partner David Close, a sister, Karen (David W.) Parr of Lawrenceville GA, a brother Daniel P. Kasaback of Portland OR, She was preceded in death by her parent, and one brother Michael Kasaback

Family will be receiving friends on Tueesday, February1, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. at which time funeral and committal will be held at 3:00pm with Rev. Leo Gallina pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Committal services and burial will follow Limestone Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Bernard Church, or a charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be made at

One Vehicle Accident With Injuries On Andrews Settlement Road

UPDATED--3 Injured In Crash With Tree
At 9:37 pm on Friday, Genesee Fire & Ambulance responded to 1934 Andrews Settlement Road in Allegany Township, for a motor vehicle accident, the initial dispatch reported one vehicle into a tree with one BLS & one ALS injury.

State Police have updated this crash, reporting that three teen girls were transported to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville by EMS from Genesee and ALS Medics from Wellsville.

Heather R. Holley, 18, and passengers, Katie L. Kelley, 18, and a 17 year old female, all of Genesee, PA, were all transported to the hospital with injuries of unknown severity. All 3 were reported to have worn seat belts.

Heather Holley was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country eastbound on Route 244, about 50 feet North of Estes Road when she lost control of the van while negotiating a sharp left curve on the snow covered roadway. The van traveled off the northern edge of the roadway and struck a tree with it's front end.

The Town & Country sustained heavy front end damage and was towed from the scene by Kightlingers.

Genesee Fire Department assisted troopers at the scene. Troopers reported no charges would be filed due to the roadway condition being the primary cause of the crash.

Coudersport Ambulance To Highland Lane For Fall Victim

At 9:34 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Highland Lane for a fall victim.

Marshmellow Overcoat Is Back At Olga Saturday Night

Saturday, January 29 · 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro
4 East 2nd Street
Coudersport, PA

Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro is extremely glad to have Marshmellow Overcoat returning to Olga's.

The concert they performed here last year was by far one our favorites. Marshmellow Overcoat is currently recording a new album & we cannot wait to hear it.

Here's some more info. about Marshmellow Overcoat, if you're not familiar with them.

Tyler Calkins and Dave Verbocy started Marshmellow Overcoat in 2008 after playing solo acoustic shows for some time. Soon the duo added drummer Anthony 'Cav' Cavallaro, and began recording and performing full-time. In the same vein as rock heroes like The Beatles and Neil Young, Marshmellow Overcoat is focused on making solid albums with classic rock-style songwriting and musicianship.

Check out more at: and look for the new album, "On Safari" on Amazon and Itunes.

Please join us for Tyler's, Dave's, & Cav's encore performance at Olga Cafe & Bistro!

$5 cover charge.

Mansfield Fire Rescue Responding To Rt. 660 Crash

MVA On Rt. 660 Near Mansfield
At 8:29 on Friday, Mansfield Dept. 2 has been dispatched to a one car motor vehicle accident on Route 660 in Richmond Township. Caller indicated one injury.

Emporium Fire Dept. Responding To Transformer Fire

Transformer Fire
At 8:16 pm on Friday, Emporium Company 14 has been dispatched to a transformer fire at 2216 Gardeau Road in Shippen Township.

Terry A. McConnell, 74, of 2300 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA

Terry A. McConnell, 74, of 2300 West Washington Street, passed away, Friday, January 28th, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center

Born April 26, 1936, in Limestone, he was the son of the late Roland and Clara (Covert) McConnell.

Mr. McConnell attended schools in Corydon Township and graduated in 1955 from Bradford High School.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force and retired October 31, 1975 after 20 years of Service. During that time he served in Vietnam. After his retirement from the service he worked as a security guard for National City Bank, then Pridet Security at Zippo Mfg. He had also worked at Valu Home Center as a sales associate. He was a member of the VFW Post 212 and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary #157.

Surviving are two children; a son Jeffrey L. Vaughn of Bradford, and a daughter Rhonda Zelepuza of Washington State one brother, Richard "Dick" Covert of Cassadaga, seven grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Friends will be invited to attend a memorial service at a later date to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Burial will be in Riverview-Corydon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Corydon Twp. Volunteer Fire Department

On line condolences may be made at

Lucille H. "Lucy" Burton 54, of East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach CA, formerly of Bradford, PA

Lucille H. "Lucy" Burton 54, of East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach CA, formerly of Bradford, passed away Thursday January 27, 2011 in St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach CA. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Statement on President Obama’s Planned Visit to Penn State University

Statement on President Obama’s Planned Visit to Penn State University

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House announced that President Obama plans to visit Pennsylvania State University Park on Wednesday, February 2nd, to discuss America’s energy policies and the important work of the Energy Innovation Hub. In response to the visit, Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), issued the following statement:

“I welcome President Obama’s planned visit to the Fifth Congressional District and his recent comments regarding American competitiveness and energy security. Pennsylvania was the birthplace of the oil industry over 150 years ago, is home to the world’s largest natural gas play, vast natural resources, and many pioneers in energy research. The families and businesses of the Fifth District have lead our country in domestic energy production through developments in Marcellus Shale natural gas, which will help power America for generations. This is one of the many reasons for the creation of Pennsylvania’s Energy Innovation Hub. I am hopeful during his visit that Mr. Obama will touch on the importance of domestic energy production, especially oil, coal, and natural gas – each just as critical to any credible, long-term energy plan – and what steps the Administration is taking to increase our domestic energy supply.” – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson

Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson was first elected to the represent Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District in 2008. In the House of Representatives, Thompson currently serves on the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Education and Labor Committees. In addition to these committee assignments, Thompson was recently appointed Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy & Forestry with jurisdiction over over soil, water, and resource conservation, energy and bio-based energy production, rural electrification and forestry in general.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development will hold a workshop on innovative marketing strategies for small business Feb. 8.

The workshop will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the second-floor classroom of the Seneca Building in downtown Bradford. The cost is $39 per participant.

The course will cover new marketing ideas and inspire some new techniques that can be immediately incorporated into a marketing plan.

For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at (814)362-5078 or



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold a “Fieldhouse Frenzy” highlighted by a men’s alumni basketball game and Panther Athletic Auction on Feb. 12.

The day will begin with the women’s basketball game versus the LaRoche Redhawks at 1 p.m. The men’s basketball game against LaRoche will follow at 3 p.m.

At 5 p.m., alumni will suit up under the guidance of two honorary coaches, Dr. Michael Stuckart and Dick Danielson.

Stuckart, associate professor of anthropology, is a former soccer coach and announcer for men’s basketball games. Danielson was the Panthers’ head men’s basketball coach from 1975 to 1985, a former athletic director at Pitt-Bradford and a member of the Pitt-Bradford Athletic Hall of Fame.

At 7 p.m., the action shifts to Tortugas Restaurant on Main Street in Bradford for the Panther Athletic Auction

Cost for admission is $25 per person or $40 per couple, which includes a tailgate reception, beer and wine. All events are open to the public. Reservations are appreciated and can be made on the Pitt-Bradford website at or by contacting Betty Spindler in the athletics office at 814-362-7520 or Reservations should be made by Feb. 11.

Packages will include tickets to sporting events, including the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen, Pitt men’s basketball and football games and a Pittsburgh Pirates game. Also being offered is a week in the Poconos, golf and ski packages, a Pitt fitness membership and a party at El Segundo, Tortugas’ banquet room.

Interested bidders also can view or bid on the items online at

“It is a challenge for athletic teams to compete at this level without support and donations from our constituents,” said Lori Mazza, director of athletics and recreational sports. “While the students raise money throughout the year, the Panther Athletic Club supports our teams with various types of fundraisers, including the auction.

“The money raised will be used for the sole purpose of supporting our athletic teams and those students who participate in intercollegiate athletics.”

Pitt-Bradford is a Division III university and founding member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

With 14 intercollegiate sports for both men and women, Pitt-Bradford has earned 13 AMCC championships, eight NCAA bids, six AMCC Student Athlete of the Year awards, two All-American Awards and one Academic All-American Award.

Michael Downey Long, 66, Of Caledonia, NY, formerly of High St., Bradford, PA

Michael Downey Long, 66, beloved husband, father and grandfather of 1 Paddy Lane, Caledonia, NY, formerly of High St., Bradford, PA passed away Thursday, January 27.

Born January 28, 1944, in Bradford, he was the son of the late James R. and Mary Pascarella Long. On February 14, 1999, he married Laura Wilmot, who survives.

He attended Bradford Area Schools and graduated in 1962. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines in October 1962 and was honorably discharged in October 1966. He served in the Fleet Marines in Europe and the Caribbean. In 1964 he was assigned a tour of duty in Viet Nam where he was wounded and recovered at St. Albans Naval Hospital in Queens, NY. He received a purple heart.

He was employed in the heavy construction industry with O’Block Construction and most recently in the oil industry for Lenope Enterprises and L & K Drilling.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Patrick of Okeechobee, FL., Christopher and Curtis, of Bradford, granddaughters Chrissy and Jocy of Okeechobee, FL, a brother, James W. (Sharon) Long, of Bradford and several nieces and nephews, and a special cousin, Nora Dilks of Telford, PA.

Visitation will be held from on Monday January 31, 2011, from 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, 350 Genesee St., Avon, NY, followed by a funeral service at 7 PM in the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushford, NY.

Visitation in Bradford will be held on Tuesday February 1, 2011 from 10-11 AM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home, South Avenue, followed by a memorial service at 11 AM with the Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, McKean County Chapter 72, 136 Prospect Street, Bradford or Avon Rotary-Lions Ambulance Service, 74 Genesee St., Avon, NY 14414 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Doris A. Maynard, 85, of Smethport, PA

Doris A. Maynard, 85, of Smethport, died Friday (January 28, 2011) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

She was born June 2, 1925 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of Robert and Marion Bloomster McKean. On May 20, 1946, in Niagara Falls, NY, she married Willis "Woody" L. Maynard, who died Sept. 3, 1974.

Mrs. Maynard was a 1943 graduate of Smethport High School and had been the Cafeteria Manager at the Smethport Elementary and High Schools for many years. She retired in 1990.

She was a member of United Methodist Church of Smethport, was very active in volunteering at the Pink Elephant resale shop in Smethport, and was a past member of the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 Women's Auxillary in Smethport.

She is survived by four sons: Dennis (Barbara) Maynard, Paul Maynard, and Robin (Sandra) Maynard all of Smethport, PA, and Michael (Patricia) Maynard of Port Allegany, PA
Grandchildren: Edward, Woody, Derek, Natalie, Nathan, Andrea, Lance, and Brandon Maynard, Erin Carlson, Jennifer Bates, and Susan Haggard several Great Grandchildren. four brothers: James and William McKean, both of Smethport, Bernard McKean of Ashtabula, OH, and Thomas McKean of Wellington, OH., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 1 brother, Robert McKean.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 2 P.M. Monday, with the Rev. Bob George, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the United Methodist Church of Smethport, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at

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

Winterfest Has Snow--Bring The Sleds--Roulette, Potter County, PA--1-29-2011

Lots Of Snow For Winterfest Saturday At Roulette, PA
Snow conditions are great for the West End Trailblazers 9th annual Winterfest on Saturday.

Occasional light snow. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Highs in the upper 20s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Bring your sleds and enjoy miles of trails and acres of open farmland to run on.

Food and games, radar runs, located across the street from Solomon's words, we may even snap your photo to publish on here.

Come and join the Winter fun at the Kaple Farm on West Main Street in Roulette, Potter County, PA.

Note: There is no gasoline available to buy in Roulette so plan ahead.

2 Chicks & A Basket Offer Valentines Suggestions

Smethport Specialty Laying Off 13 Workers

Smethport Specialty Laying Off Workers
Big Bob Live
A northwestern Pennsylvania facility that makes toys and games is cutting 13 employees.

Patch Products, based in Beloit, Wis., has owned the Smethport Specialty Co. since 2008.

Patch president Brian Maxwell tells the Bradford Era the parent company is doing well, but says its product mix and customer base is changing and that hurt the facility in Smethport.

Employees are getting a severance package and job search assistance.

Norman L. Scott, 76, of 432 South Avenue, Bradford, PA

Norman L. Scott, 76, of 432 South Avenue, Bradford, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

He was born on October 17, 1934 in Marshburg, a son of the late Harold V. Scott and Marion “Ruth” Hutton Graves.

On January 16, 2009 he married Linda L. Rodriguez in Bradford.

Mr. Scott was a life long Long-haul truck driver.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman; who especially enjoyed stream fishing with his family.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

In addition to his wife of two years, he is also survived by three sons, Ronald (Debra) Scott, Bradford, Michael Scott, Cleveland, OH, Nathan (Alexa) Scott, Fayetteville, NC, four daughters, Norma Valdez, Robin (Charles) Calcagno, both of Bradford, Brenda (Jimmy) Pennington, Cleveland, OH, Lucrecia (Joe) Montoya, Denver, CO, two sisters, Joyce (Emery) Palmer, Cleveland, OH, Edna (Harland) Burno, Tucson, AZ, thirty grandchildren, thirty five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by four sons, Robert L. Scott, James Scott, Matthew Scott, Brian Scott Brown, one stepdaughter, Elizabeth Orona, two brothers, Harold Scott, Jr., William D. Scott, and two sisters, Dorothy Besecker, Juanita Diethrich.

Visitation will be held at the Mascho Funeral Home on Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor of St. Bernard Catholic Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

MARGARET W. CAROUSE (nee Williams), age 96, of Brecksville and formerly of Parma and Emporium, PA

MARGARET W. CAROUSE (nee Williams), age 96, of Brecksville and formerly of Parma and Emporium, PA.

Beloved wife of the late Mario N. Carouse; loving daughter, sister, aunt of five generations and friend to many.

National Women's Basketball champion in the 1930's.

Family will receive friends at NOSEK-McCREERY FUNERAL HOME, 8150 BRECKSVILLE RD., BRECKSVILLE, OH 44141 ON SATURDAY, JAN. 29 FROM 6-8 P.M. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. and SUNDAY, JAN. 30 FROM 2-4 P.M. Interment St. Mark's Cemetery in Emporium, PA.

The family suggests contributions to Seasons of Life Hospice, 9511 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma, OH 44130.

Missing Olean Man Found But Did Not Survive

Missing Olean Man Found Too Late


OLEAN, NY-- A sad ending to the search for an Olean resident who suffered from the early stages of Alzheimers.

Frederic P. Seamans, 74, was last seen Wednesday, January 26th, around 3:30pm. He was leaving a business in the City of Olean and was last seen in Shippenville, PA around 8pm.

Olean Police say Pennsylvania State Police found Seaman's pickup truck about 7:30 Friday morning in Venango County. A search party located him in a remote wooded area three hours later; but unfortunately he died while attempts were being made to get him to a hospital.

Foul play is not suspected.

Pennsylvania Legislators Tour Paper Plant In Johnsonburg

Pictured (left to right) are Jack Hedlund of the Allegheny Forest Alliance, Rep. Matt Gabler(R-Clearfield/Elk), Kathy Rapp (R-Forest/McKean/Warren), Brad Roae (R-Crawford), Martin Causer (R-Bradford), Gary Haluska (D-Cambria), Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango), Donna Oberlander(R-Clarion) and Ridgway-resident Dale Anderson of the Pennsylvania Forest Industry

House Timber Caucus Tours
Johnsonburg Domtar Facility

Members of the state House Timber Caucus toured the Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg on Thursday, Jan. 27, as part of an examination of Pennsylvania's forest industry.

The Johnsonburg facility is the biggest mill owned by the Domtar Corporation, the largest integrated producer of uncoated free sheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity.

Coudersport at Smethport game

Coudersport at Smethport game

Photos Can Be Purchased at
Bart Barton Photography

Open Arms Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Hey everyone!
There's lot of exciting things happening at Open Arms!

You may have noticed the parsonage (house next to the church) has been torn down. We are excited about this forward step in reaching some of our goals for our church property. For years we've been discussing the demolition of that building and the addition of new ministry facilities. Throughout this coming year we will be continuing to make improvements on our existing facility and cast vision for our upcoming building project. Thank you for your faithful prayer, involvement, and financial support. God bless.

The series for the month of February will be: Love Bankruptcy Just like the economy has its ups and downs – so do our relationships. A careless word – a forgotten anniversary – a fight over parenting – they can all make withdrawals – leaving the balance in your LOVE BANK in the RED. Join Open Arms SUNDAYS THIS FEBRUARY to find out how to make DEPOSITS that can get your relationship IN THE BLACK! Starting FEBRUARY 8TH Sundays – at 9:15 and 11:00AM

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

Last Friday Prayer & Praise Service: TONIGHT!!! January 28 7pm-9pm; join us for music, prayer, communion, and fellowship.

Late Night - laughs - games - pizza - craziness! Join the REVOLUTION YOUTH at Open Arms this Saturday, January, 29th from 8 to 11pm for LATE NIGHT - we'll have
a surprise guest, CRAZY games, pizza, musical talent from Ariel Campbell, and more fun than you can even IMAGINE! If you need a ride, call or text Josh @ 814.331.1721 or Justin @ 814.331.2651.

Annual Superbowl Party: Join us and watch the game on the BIG SCREEN - Eat Chicken Wings, pick your teams and your scores, and WIN PRIZES quarterly!
Want to enter the sauce competition? Bring your favorite wing sauce - and enter it to see who will win be this year's Chicken Wing Champ! February 6. Set up starts at 5pm, kickoff at 6pm.

Computer Operator: We have an opportunity for two people to be on rotation every other week to click the computer through the service. We will train you. Please see Josh Hatcher or Pastor Mike.

Outreach: February 12th and 13th we have an opportunity to help the Bradford Flames Gymnastics Team hosting their meet at Bradford High. It's a great opportunity for Open Arms to partner with a local organization and do something good in the community. See Josh Hatcher if you are interested in serving.

ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL STAFF: any announcements or flyers or anything you want in the worship packet for any Sunday must be turned in at the latest of Thursday morning 9am. If you have something for in the packet and you send it after that time it will either not get put in or you will have to do it yourself. The staff that come in to do the worship packets have them done typically by Thursday at noon.

Thank you!

Have a safe weekend! God Bless!

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

Girls Basketball--CV Lady Indians vs Galeton Lady Tigers

Girls Basketball
CV Lady Indians vs Galeton Lady Tigers
JV - Galeton won 41-28
Varsity - CV with a strong win, 52-19
(10) April Howell (4) Hayley Painter (35) Renee Farman

Mataya McPherson (32) vs Hayley Painter

Tracey Hughes and one of her cheerleaders

Photos Can Be Purchased at

Minor Injury In Route 120 Crash Near Emporium Last Week

In a release today, Emporium State Police provided details of a one car crash on Route 120 in Shippen Township, that occurred last Friday at 10:06 pm.

James R. Costantino, 50, of Emporium, PA, sustained a minor injury. He was wearing a seat belt.

Troopers said the crash occurred as Constantino was driving a 1998 Dodge Caravan East on Route 120 when the van left the south side of the roadway and traveled over an embankment, where it then rolled onto it's roof.

The van sustained major body damage and Constantino sustained apparent minor injury.

Troopers cited Constantino with Driving on Highways Laned For Traffic.

Louis C. MOON, 75, of Westfield, PA

Louis C. MOON, 75, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 in the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY.

Born October 4, 1935, in Westfield, PA, he was the son of Lee and Margaret Carman Moon. On August 30, 1974, in Cheyenne, CO, he married the former Cheryl Austin Taylor, who survives.

A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1952 – 1955 with service in Panama. He was employed by Corning Glass Works and as a mechanic at various garages for over 40 years. He was a member of the Gerald G. Griffin American Legion Post #519 in Westfield.

Surviving besides his wife, Cheryl, are: two daughters, Tammy (Brian) Button of Elkland, PA and Julie (John) Whitesell of Whitesville, NY; three sons, Rory (Terri) Moon of Knoxville, PA, Troy Taylor of Watkins Glen, NY, and Terry Fredericks of Syracuse, NY; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Edwin (Beverly) Moon of Westfield, Gary (Jackie) Moon of Whitesville, NY, and Robert L. Moon of Westfield; two sisters, Barbara Peet of Westfield and Sandy (Ken) Crumb of Orlando, FL; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Richard, Wayne, Freddy, and Joseph; and an infant sister, Bonnie.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, January 31, 2011 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate.

Military Rites will be accorded at the funeral home by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Two Injured In Sizer Run Crash Last Week

Two Emporium residents were transported to Elk Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries after a one vehicle accident on Sizer Run in Shippen Township at 10:00 pm on January 18, 2011, according to a release from State Police sent today.

Jakeb D. Callahan, 31, of Emporium, PA, was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 west on Sizer Run Road at a high rate of speed and while negotiating a right hand curve, lost control of the truck.

The truck traveled off the edge of the roadway, back across the road and struck an embankment and then struck a large tree, coming to rest on Sizer Run facing south.

Callahan and his passenger, Staci D. Osti, 20, of Emporium, PA, were both transported to Elk Regional Health Center by Emporium ambulance with moderate injuries. They were not wearing seat belts.

Callahan was cited for (not) Driving At Safe Speed.

Route 235 section closed following crash

Route 235 section closed following crash

Motorists in Snyder and Union counties are advised that a section of Route 235
between Troxelville and Glen Iron is currently closed following a crash and downed utility wires.

Route 235 is closed between SR 4018 (Troxelville Road) in Snyder County and SR
3004 (Creek Road) in Union County. There’s no word on a detour at this time.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 11:01 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a transport to CCMH emergency room.

Route 15 NB lane restriction south of Route 49 in Tioga County

Route 15 NB lane restriction south of Route 49 in Tioga County

Motorists traveling Route 15 northbound in northern Tioga County are asked to
be alert for a lane restriction a mile south of Route 49 near Lawrenceville.

Three trucks were involved in a crash at that location. Fire Police are directing traffic on scene.

The northbound lane restriction is expected to be lifted by noon today.

Duncan L. Smith, Age 52, of 893 Simonds Hill Road, Westfield, PA

Duncan L. Smith, Age 52, of 893 Simonds Hill Road, Westfield, PA passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.

He was born May 14, 1958 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Kenneth and Kathryn Smith.

He was a truck driver for over 25 years. Duncan was very active in the Salvation Army in the Westfield and Ulysses area. Duncan and his wife, Charlene, attended the Harrison Valley Federated Church.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Mead Smith; daughters, Robin (Steven) Monroe of Borden, NY, Kristen Smith of Middlebury Center, PA; sons, Billy Kelly of Westfield, PA, Donnie Becker of Westfield, PA, Justin Smith of Middlebury Center, PA; grandchildren, Shelly, Stevey, Nevaeh and Malachai; brothers, Sam and Joseph Smith; sisters, Annette and June Smith.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 222 West Main St., Westfield, PA, Saturday from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the Harrison Valley Federated Church, Pastor Ed Collins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help with Duncan's final expenses.

Criminal Complaint Detailed In Wellsboro Homicide

Former Wellsboro athlete held in fatal stabbing

Defendant was standout football player

By Christine V. Sulat •
Star Gazette

A 26-year-old Wellsboro man has been charged with stabbing to death a 28-year-old Wellsboro man Tuesday night.

Matthew D. Priset of Stonyfork Road is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, burglary and theft, state police at Mansfield said.Priset, a former Wellsboro High School athlete, is being held in the Tioga County Prison without bail. More...

Accident On Rt. 15 N At Lawrenceville

Accident With Injury On Rt. 15 N
At 10:20 am on Friday, State Police and Lawrenceville Fire Dept. have responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 15 Northbound, just south of the Lawrenceville exit, where one person is reported with an injury. EMTs are on scene awaiting an ambulance.

Coudersport Ambulance To Cowley Hill Road

At 10:02 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Austin on Cowley Hill Road for a medical emergency.

Rescue Truck Dispatched To Assist Ambulance

At 9:59 am on Friday, Austin Rescue 44-8 has been dispatched to Cowley Hill Road to assist Austin Ambulance on a medical emergency.



Important information for ARIXTRA® Starter Kit patients regarding Triad Group's alcohol prep products
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:55:00 -0600

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has become aware of a United States market recall of all lots of alcohol prep pads, swabs and swabsticks manufactured by the Triad Group and marketed under various brand names. The Triad Group recall has been initiated due to concerns about potential microbial contamination of the alcohol products with Bacillus cereus that could potentially lead to life-threatening infections.

Candy Dynamics Expands Recall to all Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® Products all flavors and all sizes
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 09:53:00 -0600

Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of all Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® products, all flavors, 0.3 oz (8 g) size pieces. The product is imported from Pakistan.


California Firm Recalls Frozen Veal Ravioli Products Due To Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

Wires Down On Rt. 287 At Middlebury In Tioga County

Route 287 Lane Restrictions in Middlebury Township

Motorists in Tioga County are advised of a lane restriction on Route 287
between Route 249 and SR 4037 (Hills Creek Road) in Middlebury Township at
this hour.

Wires are down. Cars can get through, but trucks cannot.

Emergency responders are not sure how long the lane restriction will be in effect there.

At 11:45 am--Fire Police were relieved by utility personnel, who took over traffic control. Still no word on how long this road will be restricted.

Route 487 closed at crash scene south of Benton; detour in effect

Route 487 closed at crash scene south of Benton; detour in effect

Motorists in Columbia County are advised that Route 487 is currently closed at
the scene of a crash about a mile south of Benton at the Benton/Fishing Creek
township line.

Emergency responders are detouring traffic onto Ribble Lane around the crash

PPL is on-scene to replace the utility pole knocked down during the crash. Route 487 may be closed until late this morning at the scene of that crash in Columbia County.

You're Invited To Join Children's Services Planning Committee Friday

This event is Friday, January 28, 2011

Kendrick Power Pack in Black Bag Found In November

Troopers at Coudersport have a Kendrick power pack in a black bag that was found on the Olmstead Road, about an eighth of a mile south of Rt. 6 on November 11, 2010.

The owner of this power pack can contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690 to claim it.

Brake Failure Caused Crash In Galeton Thursday

There were no injuries Thursday at 11:06 am in a 2 car crash at the intersection of Route 6 and West Street in the Borough of Galeton.

State Police said a 1992 Dodge Dakota pickup operated by Robert Rice, Jr., 47, of Galeton, PA, was traveling east on Rt. 6 approaching the intersection. A tractor trailer was in the intersection making a turn onto Rt. 6 from West Street.

Rice, Jr. attempted to slow down but apparently had a brake system failure. He turned into West Street and traveled into the opposing lane and impacted with a 1995 Oldsmobile Achieve sedan driven by Peter Anthony, 53, of Galeton, PA.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and neither was injured. Anthony's Oldsmobile was moderately damaged and Rice, Jr.'s pickup sustained minor damage.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by Galeton Fire Department.

Woman Stole Electricity From Neighbor With Extension Cord

A Cross Fork woman will be cited for Theft Of Services after it was discovered she was stealing electricity from her neighbor with an extension cord plugged into his outside outlet.

Troopers are investigating a complaint on Wednesday at 10:30 am from Mr. Bruce Dingman, at 1207 Cross Fork Creek Road, Cross Fork, PA, that Denise L. Taylor, 26, of 1215 Cross Fork Creek Road, Cross Fork, PA, obtained a source of electricity from a receptacle on the victim's residence by an unauthorized connection with the use of extension cords.

Taylor will be cited in District Judge Delores G. Bristol's courtroom.

The investigation is continuing and anyone having any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Tfc. David A. Burd-Patrol Section is investigating.

Galeton Man Arrested On Gun Law Violations

As the result of an investigation of a traffic crash on August 31, 2010 on Button Hollow Road in West Branch Township, State Police discovered that a Galeton man illegally possessed a handgun.

Herman W. Gilbert, 82, of 43 Herman Road, Galeton, PA, was arrested and taken into custody by State Police, based on a warrant for his arrest charging him with 1 count of Persons Not To Possess/Use/Manufacture, Control, Sell Transfer Firearms (F2); and one count of Firearms Not To Be Carried Without License (F3).

Gilbert was transported to District Court 55-4-03 for a preliminary arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Delores G. Bristol.

Gilbert was released on his own recognizance.

Potter-Tioga County Call Log For 1-27-2011

Incident #DateTimeTypeLocationCommunity
2011 - 22991/27/201111:37 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE 12 ROUTE 328 LAWRENCE TWP
2011 - 22461/27/201110:22 AMROAD HAZARD 226 W MAIN ST ELKLAND BORO