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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Girls Junior High Basketball, Coudy vs Galeton

Girls Junior High Basketball, Coudy vs Galeton

They played two games. I didn't retain the score of the first game. The second game, Galeton over Coudy, 24-6.

Coudy player Bryce Line--Photo 1--Diana Cardy, Galeton player
Coudy player is Bryce Line Photo 2--Names Please in comments
Photo 3--Karissa Burrows.

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Attorney Dawn Fink To Speak On Gas Leasing

Free Seminar On Gas Leasing,

Water Source Testing Feb. 24

pgewellA free seminar on two important aspects of natural gas drilling is scheduled for 6 pm Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Cameron County Courthouse in Emporium. Focus will be on property leasing and protection of private water supplies.

Attorney Dawn Fink of Port Allegany will present an overview of the leasing process. Staff from Seawald Labs of Williamsport will share information on testing of water wells and springs, both before and after drilling has taken place nearby. The seminar is sponsored by Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 814-486-4314.

Person Fallen Thru The Ice At Sugar Bay

Water/Ice Rescue
At 10:47 pm on Saturday, Corydon Township Fire Rescue has been dispatched to Sugar Bay on the Kinzua Reservoir for a possible ice rescue. Bradford City Ambulance & ALS as well as the McKean County Dive Unit have been dispatched.

A caller reports someone has fallen through the ice .

Warren County has dispatched a hovercraft from Starbrick to the scene.

A medical helicopter has been placed on standby.

UPDATE--1:06 AM--PATIENT EN ROUTE TO BRMC by Bradford Ambulance.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Lyons Street

At 10:41 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Lyons Street in Shinglehouse for a medical call

160 To Lose Jobs At The Connection, Blair To Hire

Warren Getting Jobs, Olean Losing

Blair has announced that work being done at the Athens Georgia call center of its owner, Orchard Brands, will be transferred to Warren and Erie. The transfer is expected to create about 250 jobs, 100 of those will be full time. The transfer is the result of Orchard Brands strategic plan to consolidate operations. Athens associates are being offered an opportunity to transfer to Blair's service centers.

160 To Lose Jobs At The Connection

On the other end of the spectrum, about 160 employees at The Connection call center in Olean are expected to lose their jobs in May. The employee separations are due to the loss of a major client, Clearwire.

Highway Deaths Rise in 2010

PennDOT: Highway Deaths Rise in 2010 After Hitting Historic Low in 2009

Harrisburg – Deaths in crashes on Pennsylvania highways climbed to 1,324 in 2010, an increase of 68 from the year before, according to Acting PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E.

“Fatality statistics are not simply numbers; they represent the many families that suffered the loss of loved ones on Pennsylvania roads last year. Although there is nothing we can do or say to ease the pain of losing a loved one due to a crash, we will continue to look for the best ways to keep highway travelers safe,” Schoch said.

While still too high, modern highway deaths are still well below those reported 20 and 40 years ago. In 1990, there were 1,646 traffic deaths in Pennsylvania. In 1970, there were 2,255 fatalities.

Unbuckled fatalities increased to 524 last year, up from 451 in 2009. The seat-belt use rate in Pennsylvania was 86 percent last year.

Fatalities in crashes that involved a 16- or 17-year-old driver increased from 40 in 2009 to 57 last year. Highway fatalities involving 65-year-old and older drivers dropped from 276 to 266 in the same time period.

Alcohol-related deaths increased from 442 in 2009 to 444 last year. Fatalities in work zones dropped to 21 in 2010 from 23 a year earlier.

Speeding-related and aggressive-driving related deaths also increased last year. Speeding-related deaths jumped from 231 in 2009 to 284 last year while aggressive-driving-related deaths increased from 130 to 168.

Motorcyclist and bicyclist deaths also increased last year. Motorcyclist deaths rose to 223 in 2010 from 204 a year earlier, and bicyclist fatalities increased from 16 to 21 in that same time period.

“Operating a vehicle is a responsibility that requires our full attention and nobody should ever take that responsible lightly,” Schoch said. “Multi-tasking is fine at home or at the workplace, but never while driving -- your life and the lives of others depend on your full attention.”

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Nine PennDOT bridge crews To Replace or Repair 24 Bridges In NC PA

PennDOT bridge crews working hard to reduce structurally deficient bridges

Nine PennDOT bridge crews in north-central Pennsylvania will work hard this year to replace or rehabilitate 24 smaller bridges.

“By using a combination of in-house bridge crews and contractors we are able to get more bridge work completed during the construction season,” said PennDOT District 3 Executive Sandra Tosca, P.E. “This is helping us to improve bridges more rapidly in the region.”

County bridge crews have worked on a variety of bridge projects ranging from smaller maintenance items such as epoxy bridge-deck sealing, all the way to complete replacement of some smaller bridges.

“By doing a variety of different type jobs, our crews’ skill level has increased dramatically, which in turn has allowed us to take on more complex bridge projects,” said District 3 Bridge Engineer Lloyd Ayres, P.E. “We’re fortunate to have crews with these specialized skills working hard to deliver quality projects in the region.”

District 3 produces several of its own bridge beams and concrete slabs at two of its maintenance offices. These beams and slabs will be used in several smaller bridge projects this year in three of the district’s nine counties.

Also, PennDOT’s bridge crews sometimes work hand-in-hand with contractors to remove existing bridges and prepare those sites for contractors to deliver and set concrete box culverts. Once the contractor’s work is complete, PennDOT crews finish the replacements.

“These partnerships work well in north-central Pennsylvania because they free up resources from both the public and private sectors, allowing more work to be completed in a shorter time frame,” Tosca said.

This year there are 24 department-force bridge projects scheduled in the district’s nine counties. Last year, department forces carried out 25 bridge projects.

A majority of the bridges replaced or rehabilitated by department forces were previously labeled as structurally deficient.

Unfiltered Sediment Runoff Into Prime Trout Stream

SaveOurStreamsPA | February 19, 2011 |

On Friday,Feb 18, 2011 I took a ride down Sartwell Creek road in Roulette/ Pleasant Valley where I shot video of a pipeline site in Pleasant Valley.

The workers at the site, dug a trench to direct the sediment and run off into a diversion ditch which drains directly into a near-by tributary of Sartwell Creek. It also caused run-off to flow across a field, pouring sediment from the site into Sartwell Creek.

Sartwell creek was significantly impacted for over a mile.

I returned today Saturday,Feb. 19 2011.

The temperature was below freezing.
The workers were not active.

The sediment and diverted run-off was significantly reduced.

This site's intentionally diverted run-off has negatively impacted Sartwell Creek.

I hope to bring this to the attention to someone who will address and corrected this ,before the temperatures rises above freezing.

Erosion and sediment intentionally diverted to pollute our streams is poor management practices.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 7:26 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical call.

Follow presidential footsteps in the Allegheny National Forest Region

Follow presidential footsteps in the Allegheny National Forest Region

BRADFORD, Pa. - The Allegheny National Forest Region may be hundreds of miles away from Washington, D.C., but still has had plenty of presidential connections throughout the years.

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) was created in 1923 after President Calvin Coolidge signed a proclamation for federal purchase of available private lands for national forest purposes. Located in northern Pennsylvania, just 90 miles south of Buffalo, N.Y., the ANF now consists of more than 513,000 acres.

Decades before Coolidge, President Theodore, a forward-thinking conservationist, developed a master plan for managing the nation’s natural resources. This plan included the ideals of developing ways to keep the Earth and its resources safe for generations to come. To help meet this goal, the federal government created the U.S. Forest Service in 1905. In 1911, when William Taft was president, Congress passed the Weeks Act, allowing the federal government to buy land in eastern states for the establishment of national forests.

The forest, whose motto is “Land of Many Uses,” is the only national forest in Pennsylvania. This northern hardwood forest is covered with black cherry, sugar maple, white ash and yellow poplar trees, among other trees. It’s the site of many activities four seasons out of the year. In February, to celebrate President’s Day, visitors can plan a getaway to the Forest and take to the trails – whether they are snowmobile, hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing trails.

Highlights of the forest include the Allegheny Reservoir, scenic overlooks, the Longhouse Scenic Byway and the North Country National Scenic Trail, the longest trail system in America. Sixteen campgrounds with more than 900 sites offer a variety of lodging options for visitors. Find out more about the Allegheny National Forest by logging onto; online reservations can be made at or by calling 877-444-6777.

The Kinzua Viaduct, located at the Kinzua Bridge State Park in Mount Jewett, has played host to millions of visitors throughout the years, including President Ulysses S. Grant.
Grant, who was a friend of Gen. Thomas L. Kane – famous for founding the Bucktail Regiment during the American Civil War - visited the historic landmark once billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World.

First constructed in 1882, the Kinzua Viaduct was once the highest and longest railroad viaduct in the world. Excursion trails crossing the Kinzua Gorge via the Kinzua Viaduct allowed visitors to experience the feeling of flight way before air travel became the norm.

This year will mark a rebirth of the viaduct, which was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003. The Kinzua Sky Walk will open in the fall of 2011 and will allow visitors to once again walk in the footsteps of President Grant.

Long before George H.W. Bush became the 41st president of the U.S., he stayed at The Lodge at Glendorn, a Relais & Chateau property, a deluxe resort located in the forests surrounding the City of Bradford.

Glendorn’s luxurious accommodations are equally matched by its gourmet dining opportunities. Today, Glendorn is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast and features a variety of activities from snowmobiling to skeet shooting to fly fishing at the lakes on the property. Of course, you can also cozy up to the regal fireplace in The Big House or stay in one of the “cabins” located within the 1,280 acres of the resort. To book your stay, call 800-843-8568 or log onto

Opera great Marilyn Horne, who was born in Bradford, has never been president, but has sung for one.

Horne, a world-renown mezzo soprano, sang at President Bill Clinton’s first presidential inauguration. When she was a child, Horne sang in Veterans Square, located on Marilyn Horne Way near Main Street in Bradford’s National Historic District.

When Horne returned to Bradford for a concert, she stayed at the Mountain Laurel Inn, located at 136 Jackson Ave. This colonial-revival mansion offers the elegance of 1894 with all of the amenities of today. A sweeping staircase greets visitors the moment they walk through the front door. Each room is eloquently decorated to make each person feel like a head of state.

To book your stay or for more information on the Mountain Laurel Inn, go to

For more information on the Allegheny National Forest Region, log onto To request a Travel Guide and Map, call the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau at 800-473-9370.


McKean_KinzuaViaduct –The Kinzua Viaduct, shown here, is located off Route 3011, outside of Mount Jewett. President Ulysses S. Grant visited the Viaduct in the late 1800s. The Viaduct, partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003, will be reborn in 2011 as the Kinzua Sky Walk.

Tree Down On Electric Wires In Port Allegany

Possible Transformer Fire
At 5:27 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Firefighters have been dispatched for a tree down on wires in front of 70 Kathryn Street in the Boro. Caller indicated possible transformer fire.

Leland Gilbert, 89, of Punxsutawney, PA, formerly of Germania, PA

Leland Gilbert, 89, of Punxsutawney, PA, formerly of Germania, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Born December 6, 1921 in Germania, he was a son of the late Harry and Mabel (Menken) Gilbert. On September 27, 1957, he married the former Shirley Ann DeShong, who survives.

Leland was a potato farmer in Germania until he retired in 1996. He greatly enjoyed tinkering with his Farmall tractors, deer hunting, raising animals, socializing with customers, and entertaining toddlers.

Surviving besides his wife of 53 years, Shirley Gilbert, are, a son, Rick (Sue) Gilbert, Galeton, PA; a daughter, Tammy (Bill) Haag, Punxsutawney; four grandchildren, Gina (Bob) Sutton, Tori Gilbert, Trista (Tom) Pooley, and Philip Lewis; two great grandchildren, Olivia and Ethan Sutton; two sisters, Leota Macensky, Galeton and Catherine Davenport, Knoxville, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Leland was predeceased by a son, Leland Gilbert, Jr., a daughter, Tracy Gilbert, and a sister, Rita Mosch.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 10:00-11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Internment will be made in Germania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

St. Marys Fire, EMS Respond To Report Of Explosion

Explosion Reported At Home In St. Marys
At 3:56 pm on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Rescue & Ambulance have responded to an explosion at a residence at 639 East Joseph Road in that city. One victim is reported at the Elk Regional Medical Center ER.

Anthony Clarke Announces Candidacy For McKean County Judgeship

Anthony Clarke Announces Candidacy
For McKean County Judgeship
Attorney Anthony V. Clarke has announced that he is seeking election to the second judgeship position in McKean County. Tony is a registered Republican, but he will be seeking both the Republican and Democratic nominations in the May 2011 primary elections.

Tony was born and raised in the Olean N.Y. area. He graduated from Portville High School in 1979 with a Regents scholarship. Tony studied psychology at Ithaca College in Ithaca N.Y., where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1984.

Following his graduation, Tony joined UA Local 51 as an apprentice plumber. He worked for the next two years on various job sites such as the West Valley Demonstration Project, Alden Prison Project and the Saint Bonaventure University student housing projects.

In the fall of 1986, Tony commenced his legal studies at Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kansas. In addition to his legal studies, Tony clerked for several law firms in the first two years of law school. In his third year, Tony landed a legal intern position with the Shawnee County District Attorney’s office. As a legal intern, Tony was granted a provisional license to practice law and prosecuted criminal matters ranging from summary traffic offenses through minor felonies. By the end of his internship, Tony had prosecuted hundreds of criminal matters, including five criminal jury trials. It was during this time that Tony developed his love of trial work. Tony graduated from Washburn with a Juris Doctor degree in the spring of 1989.

Tony was licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania in June of 1991 and moved to Bradford shortly thereafter when he was offered a position with the law firm of Mutzabaugh, Saunders, Mattie & Alfieri. He became a partner in that firm in 1996. In 2001 Tony formed a partnership with Mark Hollenbeck practicing out of the downtown Bradford office located in the CNB Bank Building. In 2007, Tony moved his practice to Foster Township, where he presently is partnered with Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer. Over the years, he has gained experience in various areas of the law, including criminal defense, family law, real estate, estates, personal injury, workers compensation and social security. His practice is presently focused on personal injury, workers compensation, social security and general civil litigation. Tony is currently licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, U.S. Federal District (Western Pa.) and the United States Supreme Court.

Tony has served on the boards of directors for various local entities including The Guidance Center (9 years) and The Allegany National Forest Vacation Bureau (6 years, past vice president). He currently sits as the chairman of the McKean County Planning Commission (6 years on commission, 3 years as chairman). He has also served as the past secretary and the current vice-president of the McKean County Bar Association.

Tony is an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, shooting and motorcycling. His love of motorcycling has taken him all over the U.S. and to Mexico. Tony even had the privilege of competing and finishing the Baja 1000 in 2007 with his teammates Dave Lunden, Roy Duffy and Ed Ponikvar.

Tony has lived in the City of Bradford since 1993 with his wife Laura, and their two children, Jarret and Courtney.

If you would like to contact Tony for any reason, you may do so by email at

Naomi Ann Magee, 78, of East Smethport, PA

Naomi Ann Magee, 78, of East Smethport, died Saturday (February 19, 2011) at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 4, 1932 in Olean, NY, a daughter of Frank Elton and Hester Magealena (Grandusky) Pittman. On June 11, 1951, in Little Valley, NY, she married George William Magee, who survives.

Mrs. Magee was a 1951 graduate of Allegany (NY) High School and had worked at Sunnybrook Dairy in Bradford in the late 1960’s and then at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, until the early 1980’s .

She was a member of the East Smethport United Christian Church and their Knitting Club, enjoyed painting, knitting, crocheting, quilting, crafts, her flowers, and bird watching. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five daughters: Peggy (Richard) Girdlestone of Bradford, PA, Naomi Jean (Richard) Crowley of Eldred, PA, Marlene (Frederick) Raszmann of Smethport, PA, Bonnie (Thomas) Leposa of Bradford, PA, Caroline Magee of Duke Center, PA one son: Dale Ramsey Magee of Rixford, PA Twelve Grandchildren: Karla Mason, Craig (Sarah) Bickel, David (Karen) Magee, Ashley Magee, Naoma Dawn (Edward) Hayden, Frederick and Jason Raszmann, Leichelle Maull, Hannah and Abigail Leposa, Danielle and Andrea Finlan Six Great Grandchildren: Timothy and William Bickel, Christopher Witty, Lucas Magee, Bryce Hayden, Elleina Smith Several Step Grandchildren and Step Great Grandchildren One brother: William (Cherie) Pittman of Allegany, NY Five sisters: Caroline (Duane) Clark and Marlene (Leon) Collins both of Allegany, NY, Hester (Orton) Kinney of Port Allegany, Mary Glover of Niagara Falls, NY, and Violet Garcia of Houston, TX Sister in laws: Marjorie Shirey of Bradford and Anne Pittman of Allegany, NY Longtime family friend, Terry Hallock, and many nieces and nephews,

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Magee, a brother, Thomas Pittman, and a sister, Helen Killion

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, at 11 A.M., with Rev. Allen D. Young, pastor of the East Smethport United Christian Church, and Rev. Max Miller, pastor of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Bradford, officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Memphis, TN; The American Cancer Society, McKean County, P.O. Box 67, 56 Thompson Ave., Bradford, PA 16701; The McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701; Wigs for Kids, Cleveland, OH, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be left at

High Wind Warning issued February 19 at 11: 07AM EST expiring February 19 at 9:00PM EST by NWS State College http://www

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Busy AM For Potter-Tioga

2011 - 43742/19/20117:03 AMTREE DOWN SECOND ST ROULETTE TWP
2011 - 43692/19/20115:49 AMTREE DOWN WARNER RD JACKSON TWP
2011 - 43692/19/20115:49 AMTREE DOWN WARNER RD JACKSON TWP
2011 - 43582/19/20111:07 AMTREE DOWN 451 E SECOND ST COUDERSPORT BORO
2011 - 43552/19/201112:50 AMTREE DOWN E FORK RD WEST BRANCH TWP
2011 - 43472/19/201112:04 AMTREE DOWN 66 CAMP BROOK RD OSCEOLA TWP

PA Ash Trees Doomed As State Pulls Quarantine On Emerald Ash Borers

State Lifts Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine, Federal Quarantine Remains

Pennsylvania Hardwoods Industry will Benefit from Changes

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that the state Emerald Ash Borer quarantine restricting the in-state movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood will be lifted April 15. However, a federal quarantine remains in effect.

The Emerald Ash Borer is a highly invasive, wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees and poses a threat to the state's $25 billion hardwoods industry.

"Lifting our quarantine will allow free movement on Emerald Ash Borer-regulated materials within Pennsylvania," said acting Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "As Emerald Ash Borer has moved rapidly across the state, the in-state quarantine restrictions no longer serve a productive purpose."

Because of the beetle's aggressive movement across Pennsylvania, the in-state quarantine – initially intended to slow the pest's spread – is now unnecessary.

Since 2007, when the Emerald Ash Borer was first observed in Butler County, the pest has been found in 17 additional counties, including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Centre, Clarion, Cumberland, Fulton, Indiana, Juniata, Lawrence, Mercer, Mifflin, Somerset, Union, Washington and Westmoreland.

The state quarantine includes the counties where the beetle was found in addition to the contiguous counties, for a total of 43.

A parallel federal quarantine, also established in 2007, will remain effective in Pennsylvania to help stop the spread into other states. International and federal interstate restrictions will apply to exporting Emerald Ash Borer-regulated materials from Pennsylvania to non-quarantined domestic areas and regulating countries.

Greig added that Pennsylvania remains committed to finding ways to control the beetle, which in turn will protect the state's important hardwoods industry.

The quarantine initially restricted the movement of ash nursery stock, green lumber, and any other ash material, including logs, stumps, roots and branches, from the quarantine area. Because it is difficult to distinguish between species of hardwood firewood, all hardwood firewood—including ash, oak, maple and hickory—was quarantined.

The Emerald Ash Borer is native to China and eastern Asia. The pest likely arrived in North America in wooden shipping crates. It was first detected in July 2002 in southeastern Michigan and neighboring Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

In addition to Pennsylvania, the beetle is attacking ash trees in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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

High Wind Warning issued February 19 at 6: 02AM EST expiring February 19 at 9:00PM EST by NWS State College http://www

A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 9 PM EST this evening.

* Location... all of central Pennsylvania.

* Winds... sustained northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph... with gusts
of 50 to 60 mph.

* Timing... today through this evening.

* Impacts... downed tree limbs. Localized power outages possible
from trees falling on utility lines.

Potter-Tioga County Call Log For 2-18-2011

2011 - 43452/18/201111:49 PMTREE DOWN 5105 LOCEY CREEK RD OSCEOLA TWP
2011 - 43432/18/201111:35 PMTREE DOWN NORTH RD JACKSON TWP
2011 - 43382/18/201111:00 PMTREE DOWN ROUTE 872 KEATING TWP
2011 - 43302/18/201110:16 PMTREE DOWN STATE LINE RD LAWRENCE TWP
2011 - 43272/18/20119:58 PMTREE DOWN 75 BROOKLYN ST MANSFIELD BORO
2011 - 43082/18/20118:25 PMTREE DOWN ROUTE 44 S SHARON TWP
2011 - 42652/18/20114:08 PMROAD HAZARD 390 BRICK CHURCH RD JACKSON TWP
2011 - 42592/18/20113:35 PMTREE DOWN KIM HILL RD ROULETTE TWP
2011 - 42312/18/201110:04 AMROAD HAZARD ROUTE 6&ROUTE 44 SWEDEN TWP

High Wind Warning issued February 19 at 12: 05AM EST expiring February 19 at 9:00PM EST by NWS State College http://www

The High Wind Warning is now in effect until 9 PM EST this evening.

* Location... all of central Pennsylvania.

* Winds... sustained west to northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph...
with gusts of 50 to 60 mph.

* Timing... tonight through Saturday evening. The strongest winds
will be during the daylight hours on Saturday.

* Impacts... downed tree limbs. Localized power outages possible
from trees falling on utility lines.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cameron County SPCA Needs Homes For These Dogs

Cameron County SPCA is looking for good
Homes for both of these dogs.

Black and White dog is part border collie
Not Neutered
Name is Spotty
If interested Call (814)486-0101
Cameron County SPCA

Brown/black dog is
part Rot. mix with Lab
Is Spayed
Name is Darce
If interested Call (814)486-0101
Cameron County SPCA

William H. Cutting, 59, of 275 South Ave., Bradford, PA

BRADFORD- William H. Cutting, 59, of 275 South Ave., passed away Wednesday (Feb. 16, 2011) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, after a lengthy illness.

Born October 18, 1951, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Robert A. and Helen L. Hurd Cutting. On June 25, 1988, in Bradford, he married Mary “Betsy” Remick, who survives.

Mr. Cutting was a lifelong resident of the area and worked in area oil fields as a self-employed contractor, before his illness.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Smethport.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Mary, are three daughters, Trista Jones, Tiffany (Kevin) Miller, and Tawnya (Daniel) Slater all of Bradford; two grandchildren, Talon and Rykan Miller of Bradford; a brother, Robert A. Cutting, Jr. of Bronx, NY; and a sister, Linda (Sam) McMeekin of Bound Brook, NJ.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 19, 2011) in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Smethport, with The Rev. William Crittenden, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to the: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Western PA Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale St.-Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233; or the Red Cross, Bradford Chapter.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Leck To Perform At Olga Saturday Night

Kathleen G. Hart, 61, of Antioch, Tenn., formerly of Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY — Kathleen G. Hart, 61, of Antioch, Tenn., formerly of Port Allegany, passed away Thursday (Feb. 17, 2011) at her home with her family by her side. Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany is in charge of arrangements.

High Wind Warning issued February 18 at 9: 18PM EST expiring February 19 at 9:00PM EST by NWS State College http://www

High Wind Warning in effect from 5 am to 9 PM EST Saturday...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a High
Wind Warning... which is in effect from 5 am to 9 PM EST Saturday.
The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Location... all of central Pennsylvania.

* Winds... sustained west to northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph...
with gusts of 50 to 60 mph likely... especially on the higher

* Timing... the already gusty winds will increase late tonight and
damaging 55 to 60 mph wind gusts are then possible into Saturday
evening. The strongest winds will be during the daylight hours
on Saturday.

* Impacts... downed tree limbs. Localized power outages possible
from trees falling on utility lines with gusts exceeding 55

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

DEP Puts Brakes On Second Marcellus Well In Watershed

Drilling on Brockway watershed halted

Courier Express

The Department of Environmental Protection has asked Flatirons Development to stop development of a second well on the Brockway watershed at least until it is assured the drilling process will minimize even a temporary disruption of the aquifer.

"We spoke to the company and the second well to be drilled would pierce the same aquifer," Freda Tarbell, spokeswoman for the DEP Meadville office, said. "We asked the company to provide their cement and casing procedures for us to review, and to also tell us what they would be doing differently when they drill the second well as compared to the first well."

The concerns about the aquifer arose when the company drilled a Marcellus Shale gas well last week. More...

Northern Potter School District Technology Initiatives Presentation

Northern Potter School District
Technology Initiatives Presentation
Parent-Teacher Conference Night (2/24/11)

Open to Public
Two Sessions

High School Auditorium

Join us for a presentation and discussion of our Mobile Learning Device (MLD) initiative and the integration of other technology at NPSD.

Updates regarding NPSD technology can be found through links at (Click on Technology Initiatives Blog) and by following "nopotech" on Twitter.

Applications Now Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Says Causer

Applications Now Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Says Causer

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) would like to let residents know that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for 2010 are now available.

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2010. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities.

Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:

* $0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (Homeowners and renters)
* $8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (Homeowners and renters)
* $15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (Homeowners only)
* $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (Homeowners only)

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of many initiatives supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians. Since the program began in 1971, more than $4 billion has been paid to qualified applicants.

Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications are due by June 30.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available at Causer’s local offices: 78 Main St., First Floor, in Bradford (814-362-4400) and 107 S. Main St. in Coudersport (814-274-9769). Forms are also available online at

Becky Angel Elliot, 28, formerly of 1 Elliot Dr., Bradford, PA

Becky Angel Elliot, 28, formerly of 1 Elliot Dr., Bradford, passed away Sunday, February 13th, 2011 in Cancun Mexico, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 5, 1982, in Cancun, Mexico, she was a daughter of the late Alvashucus and Rose Elliot.

She was homeschooled and graduated from Harvard Law School.

She enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, snow boarding and spending time with friends and family.

She was an attorney by profession.

She is survived by seven sisters, Alvera Elliot of Texas; Diamond Martereack of Mexico; Savannah Smith-Jordan of Tennessee; Melissa Thomas of Bradford; Levisa Smith of Bradford; Crystal Howell of Bradford; Tina Asel of Kane; eight brothers, Tim Elliot of Japan; Alvrin Elliot of California; Will Elliot of Arizona; Colton Elliot of Alaska; Alvrian Elliot of Washington; Bururah Elliott of Mexico; Jason Howell of Bradford; Michael Collins of Bradford and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Craig Elliot

Memorial services will be held at 5:00pm on Monday February 21st in the Resurection Life Fellowship Church with Rev. Theodore Shaffer pastor officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

Wava G. Johnson, 89, of, Port Allegany, PA

Port Allegany- Wava G. Johnson, 89, of, Port Allegany, died Thursday (February 17, 2011) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

She was born Dec 7, 1921 in Port Allegany, a daughter of Gerald L. and Tina D. Meacham Strang. On April 29, 1945 in Port Allegany, she married Roy M. Johnson, who died May 25, 1995.

Mrs. Johnson was a 1940 graduate of Port Allegany High School.

Mrs. Johnson was a secretary employed by Port Allegany High School from 1955 until her retirement in 1986.

She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and was an avid bowler.

She is survived by

Two sons: Ronald W. (Debbie) Johnson of Port Allegany, PA, and Keith L. (Jan) Johnson of Cuba, NY

One brother: Earl F. Strang of Hagerstown, MD, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, her husband 5 brothers and 2 sisters

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2011 from 2 - 4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA, where funeral and committal service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday February 21, 2011 with the Pastor Gregory Miller officiating.

Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to S.W. Smith Library, Church St., Port Allegany, PA 16743 or Port Allegany Ambulance Association, Port Allegany, PA 16743

Online condolences may be made at

Wires Down Across Road On Peet Brook Road

Live Wires Down--Peet Brook Traffic Re-Routed
At 5:37 pm on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched for wires across the roadway on Peet Brook Road in Allegany Township by the old sawmill.

Dept. 48 Chief Roger Labar reports from the scene that there are live powerlines down across the roadway. Traffic is being re-routed. Tri County has been notified with an unknown ETA.

At 7:08 pm--Dept. 48 units have returned to quarters, Road is OPEN.

Millstream Inn Seeking Full Time Employee

The Millstream is looking for a full time employee to staff our hot breakfast and work in the laundry.

Applicants must be very flexible as to days and hours worked. You will also be required to work most weekends. Hours will be from 4 am to approximately noon or 1 pm, depending on our occupancy load.

Responsibilities are as follows:

* We currently offer a "continental style" breakfast, but will be offering hot items in a few weeks. Everything will be buffet style, meaning there is no made to order food. Everything is precooked and the only real cooking will consist of warming breakfast items in the oven and restocking the breakfast bar. Keeping the breakfast room clean and orderly will also be required.

* Our breakfast room is very busy from 5 to 7am, we often have over 100 people trying to get a bite to eat before work. You must have exceptional organizational skills, be able to multitask and basically be able to keep the breakfast running in a clean, orderly fashion.

* After breakfast is over, (9am) and cleaned up, you will be required to work in our laundry room. We currently launder 20 loads of towels daily. You will be required to wash, dry, fold and restock the linen rooms. Ironing of pillow cases is also required.

* The most important requirement is that you are friendly and accommodating. Our guests pay the bills, and everyone of them must be treated with respect.

* Compensation will be as follows:
*11.75 per hour starting wage
*100% matching IRA contributions, (up to 3% of gross pay)
* Paid vacation starts after first 2000 hours worked
* Christmas and Spring bonus paid up to $2,000.00

Please email me your resume at

I look forward to speaking with you.

Scott Buchsen

PennDOT Warns Of Water Over Roads This Afternoon

Rapid snow melt creating heavy runoff along Bradford County roads this afternoon; motorists advised to exercise added caution

Rapid snow melt is creating heavy runoff along numerous roads in Bradford County today.

This afternoon, a dozen or so state roads are experiencing water runoff over the travel lanes.

Motorists are strongly advised to drive with added caution; and refrain from driving through standing water.

PennDOT crews are out addressing the runoff conditions as quickly as possible

In the meantime, motorists should drive defensively, slow down and be alert for runoff along the roads in their travels.


Jenna Matzinger scored her 1,000th career point Thursday night
Matzinger scores 1,000th point for Coudersport
Photo by Paul Burdick -

COUDERSPORT 84, OTTO-ELDRED 24 powered by the RRR Roadhouse

Feb. 17, 2011

Super Slide Weekend At Lyman Run State Park Saturday & Sunday

Just to let you know that in spite of the warm weather…we are still having our Super Slide weekend at Lyman Run State Park.

Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 4. The Friends of Lyman Run will be selling hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies to raise money to put electric in the pavilion at the park.

The sled area is located on the backside of the dam…still lots of snow there and plenty of parking.

Route 287 lane restriction near Route 15 in Tioga Township

Route 287 lane restriction near Route 15 in Tioga Township at this hour

Fri. @ 1:45 p.m.

Motorists in northern Tioga County are advised to be alert for a lane restriction on Route 287 near Elms Tavern, near the intersection with Route 15 in Tioga Township at this hour.

Ice has jammed up beneath the bridge over Mitchell Creek, forcing water over the roadway.

PennDOT is sending equipment to the scene.

The lane restriction is expected to be lifted by late afternoon.

... High wind watch in effect from early Saturday morning through Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a high
wind watch... which is in effect from early Saturday morning through
Saturday evening.

* Location... all of central Pennsylvania.

* Winds... sustained west to northwest winds of 25 to 35
mph... with gusts of 50 to 55 mph likely. There is the potential
for some gusts around 60 mph.

* Timing... beginning shortly before daybreak Saturday... ending
Saturday evening.

* Impacts... downed tree limbs. Localized power outages possible
from downed trees on utility lines with gusts exceeding 55 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Bolivar For Standby

Engine Company For Standby
At 10:15 am on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Company has been dispatched to Bolivar for a standby assignment. Bolivar & Richburg are on scene of a structure fire in Richburg.

Raymond C. Schweizer, 90, of 180 Penhurst Dr. Pittsburgh, PA., formerly of 15 Thomas Road, Bradford, PA

Raymond C. Schweizer, 90, of 180 Penhurst Dr. Pittsburgh, PA., formerly of 15 Thomas Road, Bradford, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born January 30, 1921, in Buffalo he was a son of the late Charles and Gertrude (Raymond) Schweizer.

On June 28, 1947 in Buffalo he married Elizabeth "Betty" (Roarke) Schweizer who died April 24, 2005.

He was a 1938 graduate of Bennett High School in Buffalo, and later graduated with a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Buffalo in 1951.

In 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp and attended B-29 Flight Engineering School. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He worked as a police officer in Buffalo while attending the University of Buffalo. After the service he worked for the FBI in Philadelphia. Later he began working as a Dealer Representative for the Ford Motor Company covering Upstate New York and North Western Pennsylvania. In 1964 he purchased Fairway Ford Lincoln Mercury Dealership in Bradford which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1999.

He was a member of St. Bernard Church, a member and past president of the Pennhills Club and the Rotary Club. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed extensive traveling with his wife and their close friends.

Surviving is one daughter, Marjorie "Jorie" (Omar Nabas) Murphy of Pittsburgh, one grandson Brendan R. (Jaclyn) Murphy of Pittsburgh, three sisters: Phyllis (Lee) Jones of Rochester, Kathy (Chuck) Tiffany of Buffalo, and Mary Beth (Jack) Whitehead of Phoenix AZ, two brothers: Charles (Joyce) Schweizer of Buffalo, and Robert (the late Sue) Schweizer of Chicago, and twenty five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one sister Virgine (the late Dan) Williams.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am on Monday, February 28th, 2011 in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Leo Gallina pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and Military Honors will be accorded in St Bernard Mausoleum. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fairway Ford Lincoln Mercury Scholarship Fund at the University of Pittsburgh @ Bradford, Institutional Advancement Office, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, Pa 16701 or Forbes Hospice of West Penn Allegheny Health Systems, 4800 Friendship Ave., Tower 8, Pittsburgh PA 15224.

On line condolences may be made at

Garage Fire On Evans Avenue In Richburg

Garage Fire In Richburg
At 9:48 am on Friday, Richburg and Bolivar Firefighters have been dispatched to a structure fire at 221 Evans Avenue in Richburg. The structure is a garage.

Multiple Departments have been dispatched for tankers and stand by assignments.

A Fast Team, Fire investigators, and a Hazmat unit have been dispatched to this fire. Firefighters are using foam to contain this fire. Fuel Oil is reported the hazardous substance involved.

Route 220 roadway base repairs Feb. 22-25

Route 220 roadway base repairs between Monroe and New Albany in Bradford County Feb. 22-25

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County will perform roadway base repairs along Route 220 between Monroe and New Albany next week, Feb. 22-25.

Motorists are advised that traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the work zone, Tuesday – Friday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Be alert for possible delays and traffic backups in advance of the work zone. Traffic flow will be controlled by flaggers.

All work is dependent on favorable weather.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 8:44 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a transport to CCMH.

Coudersport Emergency Services Respond To Early Morning Crash

MVA In Boro
Coudersport Fire Rescue and Coudersport Ambulance responded at 4:56 am Friday morning to a motor vehicle accident at Northwest Street and 4th Street. State Police also responded, but no details as yet.

Ambulance returned to station with no patient. Fire Unit was back in quarters at 6:30 am.

Round & Square Dance At Central Grange Saturday

Put on your dancing shoes and come join us for our round and square dance at Central Grange #1216 in Sweden Valley on Saturday, February 19th. Food will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. with the dance 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m..

Charge is $5.00 for 18 years and older. Under 18 is free. Don’t let not knowing how to square dance stop you from coming. We will instruct you and your toes will be tapping all the way home.

Guitar And Case Stolen From Rt. 49 Residence

State Police are looking for a burglar who entered the residence of Ruth M. Kinchen and Benjamin L. Post on Rt. 49, 9/10 mile east of Whites Corners Road in Harrison Township and removed a guitar and guitar case from an upstairs bedroom. The items are valued at about $700.00.

Anyone with information on this Theft/Burglary that occurred on February 4 between 10 & 11 pm, should contact Investigator TFC. David A. Burd at Coudersport PSP. 814-274-8690.

Dirt & Gravel Road Session Set For March 8 In Smethport

Rural Road Maintenance Program Scheduled March 8

gravelroadA specialized program on environmentally sensitive maintenance of dirt and gravel roads will be held in Smethport on March 8. Content will be of interest to anyone who maintains unpaved roads, including municipalities, oil and gas operators, timber harvesters, landowners, and others.

McKean County Conservation District is hosting the session from 7:30 am to 4 pm at the Courtyard Restaurant in Smethport. Sponsors include the State Conservation Commission and the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies.

Emphasis will be on practices which reduce maintenance costs while reducing sediment pollution. A small sampling of what the course will cover includes the impact of natural systems on roads, the influences of right-of-ways, management of roadside vegetation, ditch outlets, road and stream interfaces, and use of driving surface aggregates. A fee of $15 covers course materials, refreshments and lunch. For more information or to register, call 887-4001 by March 1.

Leak In Mt. Jewett Water Tank Is Under Investigation

State Police and Mt. Jewett Water officials are trying to determine if a leaking water tank supplying Mt. Jewett water customers was from a defective seal or if it had been tampered with causing a loss of water from the tank.

The Water Authority Tanks are located off of High Street in Mt. Jewett.

Trooper Matthew Petrof of the Kane Station said the investigation is continuing and anyone with any information on this incident as asked to contact him at the Kane PSP Barracks at 814-778-5555.

Shooting Incident Investigated In Roulette

State Police are investigating a shooting in Roulette Township.

Unknown actor(s) shot and killed a goat owned by Sunnie Gearhart of 264 Laninger Creek Road in Roulette Township, Potter County between February 15 at 5:00 pm and February 16 at 11:00 am.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trooper Delp at PSP Coudersport. 814-274-8690.

Potter-Tioga County Call Log For 2-17-2011

2011 - 41882/17/20117:34 PMMVA - MAJOR INCIDENT ROUTE 872 4 MILES N KEATING TWP
2011 - 41402/17/201112:10 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 4021 ROUTE 328 JACKSON TWP
2011 - 41402/17/201112:10 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 4021 ROUTE 328 JACKSON TWP

Cheri Potter Hired As Potter Commissioners' Executive Secretary

Potter County Commissioners Hire Executive Secretary
During the February 10 meeting, the Potter County Commissioners voted to hire Cheri Potter as their executive secretary at an annual salary of $27,000 effective February 14.

Potter replaces Judy Snyder who was appointed Fiscal Director to succeed Kathy Majot who was appointed Chief Clerk upon the resignation in December of Chief Clerk Todd Brown.

Snyder replaced Lucinda Weakland Green who resigned to become the Training Director for the Potter County Department of Emergency Services last fall.

The commissioners said they were pleased with the number and caliber of applicants and said they are convinced they have the right team in place to move forward.

In other personnel action, upon his recommendation, the board voted to appoint chairman Doug Morley as Tax Claim Director mainly for document signing purposes until a permanent appointment can be made. The position has been vacant since the departure of Todd Brown.

The board also approved the hire of James Douglas as a part-time van driver at the rate of $9.17 per hour and Dan Counts as a part-time van driver at the rate of $8.82 per hour.
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Hoodie Hoo Day Sunday At Gold

Hoodie Hoo Day

Daily Reporter

Gold, PA-What it is: Hoodie Hoo Day is celebrated on Feb. 20 in the Northern Hemisphere, throughout Pennsylvania and as far away as New Zealand.

• “At noon on Hoodie Hoo Day people run outside and shake the hands at the sky and shout Hoodie Hoo in an attempt to drive away old man winter,” explained Wendy Williamson co-owner of the Gold General Store, Gold, Pa. where the day has been celebrated for the last 22 years. More...

Man Killed, 2 Women Flown To Geisinger In Crash North Of Montoursville

Crash outside Montoursville claims 1 life

Sun Gazette

One man was killed and two women were critically injured in a violent three-vehicle crash on Route 87, just north of Montoursville, about 7:30 tonight, according to state police.

The man, whose identity was not released, was traveling south when his Chevrolet Blazer and a northbound Dodge Charger collided head on in the southbound lane, police said. The Blazer then flipped onto its side.

The collision spewed parts of the wreckage over much of the two-lane road, which was closed for at least three hours as troopers took measurements and photographs at the scene.

The Charger was driven by a woman, who had a female passenger with her, police said. More...