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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dept. 48 EMS To Sweden Valley Manor

At 11:36 pm on Saturday, EMS from Coudersport have been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical call. Medic 6 is responding.

Cobra 16 Elite Took 1st Place At Erie Tournament Saturday

Cobra 16 Elite took 1st place winning the Gold at Mercyhurst 17's
Tournament in Erie, Pa.
on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Pictured bottom left to right , Jenny Shelley, Ashlyn Southard, Kayla Gleason, top left to right, Coach Aaron Decker, Abbey Watson, Kayleane Chase,Justine Zink, Anna Wenger and Emily Bantelman.
Madison Szpaicher is not pictured due to a recent knee surgery.

Cobra 16's will travel to Baltimore Maryland Easter weekend for the Northeast Qualifier. Our Cobra team is ranked #2 in the Western Empire Volleyball Association. GO COBRA!!

Alquippa Girls Line Up Before Playoff Game With Coudersport

Girls Basketball District playoffs - The Coudy girls beat the Aliquippa Quips (from northwest of Pittsburgh) today in St Marys. Final score 75-60. Here is the back of the Aliquippa team just before the start. They had a long drive to this game.

Purchase Photos at

Coudersport 75 Aliquippa 60

Coudersport Girls Slay Alquippa 75 to 60 At States
Jenna Matzinger drives to the bucket.

Taylor Green made several 3 pt. shots to lead Coudersport past Aliquippa.

Paul Burdick Sports Images

Huggler Faces Additional Charge After Gun Incident In Mills

Police Add Charge/Preliminary Waived

State Police have charged
John W. Huggler, 36, of Mills, PA with a Felony 2 charge of "Persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms", in addition to charges placed on March 2, 2011.

Huggler discharged a rifle into the ceiling of an apartment house in Mills while there were 5 children and 2 adults in the building. He waived his preliminary hearing and remains in Potter County Jail awaiting further proceedings in Potter County Court of Common Pleas. He was unable to post $100,000. bail.

Huggler is represented by Potter County Public Defender Brent Petrosky.

The full report on the incident was published HERE.

Dept. 48 EMS To Sweden Valley Manor

At 9:22 pm on Saturday, EMS & Medic 6 have been dispatched to a medical call at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.

Austin Girls Take 1st In Oswayo Valley Tournament

Austin Girls Are Winners!

By Kathy Brooks
Right to Left Mercedes Shupe, Rachel Glover, Jesse Reidmiller

Under the team name “Hoops I Did It Again,” Austin Panther Ladies Mercedes Shupe, Rachel Glover and Jesse Reidmiller placed 1st in the 14-17 year old division of the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament held in Oswayo Valley on Sat Mar 12. The tournament was sponsored by Oswayo Valley Senior Stacie Cole for her Senior project.

Right to Left Marissa Simms, Kaylee Brooks, Kina Logue, Nicole Smith

Under the team name “Cash Money Bankers,” Austin Panther Ladies Marissa Simms, Kaylee Brooks, Kina Logue, & Nicole Logue placed 1st in the 13 & under division of The 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament held in Oswayo Valley on Sat Mar 12. The tournament was sponsored by Oswayo Valley Senior Staci Cole as part of her Senior Project.

A week earlier, Cash Money Bankers placed 2nd in the Oswayo Valley Tournament held on Mar 5th and sponsored by the OV Junior Class.
The team will be participating In another 3 on 3 tournament in Cameron County on April 2

Photos by Kathy Brooks

EMS Dispatched To Rt. 6 West In Coudersport

At 8:30 pm on Saturday, Dept. 48 EMS & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Route 6 West for a medical call.

Richard G. “Dick” Olmstead, 64, of Little Genesee, a former lifelong resident of Bolivar, NY

Richard G. “Dick” Olmstead

Little Genesee, NY---Richard G. “Dick” Olmstead, 64, of Little Genesee, a former lifelong resident of Bolivar, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 shortly after arrival at the Olean General Hospital, Olean, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

St. Patrick’s Day 3/17 – Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

St. Patrick’s Day 3/17 – Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

A traditional St. Patrick’s Day (Irish dinner) of Corned
Beef and Cabbage will be held on March 17th from 5 until 7 PM
with takeouts available after 3 PM by calling 647-8740.

The dinner will be in the Social Room of the Austin
Methodist Church, Turner St. and is sponsored by Costello
Methodist Church.

Cost of dinner is Adults: $7 and Children (6-12): $5 and
Under 6: free.

Again you can buy your ticket at the door or call

647-8740 (March 17th afternoon) to order your takeouts!!

According to a spokesperson, if you don’t care for corned
beef they will have another choice.

Hope to see you on St. Patrick’s Day (Luck of the Irish)

Elsie L. Brown, 83, of Howland Hill Road, Westfield, PA

Elsie L. Brown, 83, of Howland Hill Road, Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.

She was a homemaker and worked at Corning Glass Works and the Hunting Valley Inn.

Survivors include a son, Terry Brown of Knoxville; a daughter, Lynda Painter of Westfield; brothers, Leonard Mattison, Williamsport, Richard Mattison of Newberry, S.C.

Calling hours are from 9-11 a.m. March 26 at the Kenyon Funeral Home, West Main Street, Westfield.

Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m., the Rev. Edward Caster officiating.

Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Work Continues on Route 830 Project near Falls Creek

Work Continues on Route 830 Project near Falls Creek

Clearfield – Work has continued through the winter months on PennDOT’s roadway and bridge improvement project near Falls Creek. The work zone stretches from the Route 219/Route 830 intersection near Sheetz to Falls Creek.

PennDOT expects the project to be complete by mid-May.

In the coming weeks, area drivers can expect:
• Fine grading and paving on the second half of the Slab Run Bridge.
• Wolf Run Bridge beams will be set at the end of March.
• Second half of the Wolf Run Bridge deck will be poured in early April.
• Fine grading and paving on the Wolf Run Bridge.
• The signal at the Larkeytown Road intersection will be completed after completion of the Wolf Run Bridge.
• With the signal at the Route 219/830 intersection upgraded and functioning, milling and final paving at that intersection will take place in early May, as weather and work schedule allows.

The overall project includes bridgework, addition of a turn lane on Route 830; installation of a new signal at Larkeytown Road intersection; upgrade of railroad signal; and improvements to the merge lane and entry lane at the Route 219 intersection.

Drivers should be alert for slowed/stopped traffic and should anticipate travel delays. H.R.I., Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $4.7 million job. All work is weather dependent.

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Roulette Ambulance To 4th Street In Roulette

At 3:06 pm on Saturday, Roulette Dept. 46 Ambulance has been dispatched to 4th Street in Roulette for a medical call.

Change Batteries in Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms

State Fire Commissioner: Remember to Change Batteries in Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks this Weekend

Harrisburg – Pennsylvanians are reminded to change the batteries in their smoke
alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they move their clocks ahead by one
hour this weekend, State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann said today.

“Buying, installing and maintaining smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are among the cheapest things you can do to protect yourself and your family,” Mann said. “Thousands of lives have been saved.”

After replacing the batteries, homeowners should test the alarms. Smoke alarms
should be installed on every level of your home, especially inside each bedroom and hallways near sleeping areas. Carbon monoxide, or CO, detectors should also be installed near sleeping areas.

Mann suggested replacing a smoke alarm if it’s more than 10 years old, even if it
seems to work properly. The useful life of a smoke alarm is usually 10 years.
After making sure the alarms work properly, Mann recommends creating and
practicing a home fire escape plan. Each member of the household should be able
to identify more than one way to get out of the home and reach a meeting place
away from the home, such as a neighbor’s porch or a telephone pole across the
street, so that each person can be accounted for in an emergency.

“A home fire escape plan should also be reviewed and practiced on a regular basis,
particularly if the makeup of the family has changed or a new addition has been put on the house,” Mann said. “This can also happen twice a year when the batteries are changed.”

More information about fire prevention and safety is available online at For more information about the Office of the State Fire
Commissioner and the fire service in Pennsylvania, visit

MVA Reported On Rt. 646

Vehicle Into Snowbank
At 2:17 pm on Saturday, Hilltop Fire Rescue and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in front of 3254 Route 646.

Rew Fire Police have been dispatched to assist on this incident.

Man Killed In Middlebury Crash / Driver Fled Scene / Jailed

Man dies in Tioga County, Pa. truck rollover

Star Gazette

A Texas man was killed and a Wellsboro man was charged in a one-truck crash early Friday morning in Middlebury Township, police said.

State Police in Mansfield said Sergio Moreno Lemus, 38, of Fort Worth, Texas, a passenger, was killed instantly as he was ejected from the truck in the crash at about 12:30 a.m. Friday on state Route 287 near Hammond Lane.

Police said Ulises S. Cruz, 20, of Wellsboro, was driving the Ford F250 south when the truck left the road, spun, and rolled over.

Cruz fled the scene after the crash, police said. More...

Shinglehouse Smoke Investigation


Shinglehouse Fire Sept. has been dispatched to a smoke investigation on Manley Street. First report indicates smoke showing.


Fugitive Wanted In McKean County Captured By US Marshalls

U.S. Marshals capture West Virginia fugitive in Bradford County

Towanda Review

Acting U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced Friday that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Tony Ray Ford in Warren Center, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

Ford had been sought by West Virginia authorities for an incident in November 2009. It is alleged Ford engaged in the sexual abuse of a 4-year old female. The West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation.

As a result, an arrest warrant was issued in Marion County, W.Va. on Oct. 4, 2010, charging Ford with sexual abuse in the first degree.

In addition to the fugitive warrant from West Virginia, Ford was also being sought by the McKean County Sheriff's Office in Smethport, Pennsylvania. On Nov. 13, 2008, an arrest warrant was issued, charging Ford with criminal trespass - breaking into a structure.

Ford was also being sought by the Bradford, Pa., Police Department on a warrant dated Dec. 18, 2008. He was charged with making a false report to law enforcement. More...

Christ In The Passover

Everyone Is Invited To An Open House To Celebrate Mike Farber's Retirement

Help Wanted At Sagewood In Coudersport

Rollover Crash On Rt. 155 North Of Port Allegany

North Of Port Allegany On Rt. 155
At 12:35 am on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. & Ambulance & Medic 16 have been dispatched to Route 155 north of Port Allegany, just past Green Hollow, for a one vehicle rollover crash. Caller reported two persons self extricated.

Command on scene--Chief 3 issued RECALL with the exception of FIRE POLICE. Reporting 1 patient not requiring medical transport. Medics cancelled.

EMS Called To Cress Lane In Sweden Township

At 12:17 am on Saturday, Dept. 48 Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Cress Lane in Sweden Township for a medical call.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wine & Cheese Event March 19 To Benefit T R A C K

God's New Beginnings Church In Harrison Valley

Dog Found On Moorhill Road In Emporium


Male - very friendly Yellow Lab
No collar
If you or anyone has any information
on this dog, please contact the
Cameron County SPCA
Ask for George

Vehicle Over Embankment East Of Port Allegany

MVA East Of Port Allegany
At 10:29 pm on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to a motor vehicle in front of 158 Fessenden Road east of Port Allegany. One vehicle is reported over the embankment with entrapment. Fessenden Road parallels Route 6 for a short distance just east of the boro.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to W. Academy Street

At 9:54 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to West Academy Street for a medical call.


Minnesota Firm Recalls Jerky Products Due To Mislabeling And Undeclared Allergens

Minnesota Firm Recalls Honey Cured Turkey Stick Products Due To Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

M. Louise BURRELL, 92, of Genesee, PA

M. Louise BURRELL, 92, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, March 11, 2011 in the Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY.

Born June 15, 1918, in Oswayo, PA, she was the daughter of Fred T. and Alice Frances Cameron Lunn. She attended the country school in Oswayo and graduated from Shinglehouse High School.

In March 30, 1938, in Allegany, NY, she married Dorr Clyde Burrell, who predeceased her in 1994. Mrs. Burrell and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Genesee from 1949 until 1979.

She attended the Genesee and Ulysses United Methodist Churches. Louise was a member of the Harrison-Ulysses-Genesee Senior Center in Ulysses, the United Methodist Women, and the former Genesee Rebekahs.

She loved her animals, enjoyed gardening, crafts, crocheting, tending flowers, cooking, baking, and canning. She cherished her family and friends.

Surviving are: four sons, Frederick (Toni) Burrell of Fairview, PA, Gary (Patricia) Burrell of Olean, NY, Stanley (Carolyn) Burrell of Wellsville, and Russell Burrell of Genesee; a daughter, Marilyn “Dollie” Thompson of Ulysses; many grandchildren, great-grandchldren, and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 16, 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 Thursday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins and the Rev. Nettie Treat will co-officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA, 1374 SR 19 South, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Watson Got $30,000. For Being Pushed By Sheriff

Lawsuit Involving Sheriff Settled
A lawsuit against McKean County Sheriff Brad Mason has been settled for $30,000.

86 year-old Lester Watson had accused Sheriff Mason of shoving and pushing him after he tried to offer bail for a relative at the McKean County Jail on June 26 2008.

Watson had been charged with resisting arrest and accused the Sheriff of using excessive force and violence in the confrontation.

Over 12,000 people have viewed this video on you tube of the McKean County Sheriff and Lester Watson that was recorded on the jail's video surveillance system.

Lost German Short Hair Pointer

Lost Dog

Dog 1 1/2 year old German Short Hair. She ran off Wednesday around 5:30 pm. Last seen near Cowley Hill road. She is a really sweet girl answering to the name of "Lady" or "Lady Bird"

If you see her please contact 647-8561

Sunoco to Pay $99,000 Settlement for Petroleum Discharge into Turtle Creek

Sunoco to Pay $99,000 Settlement
for Petroleum Discharge into Turtle Creek

Harrisburg, PA – Sunoco has agreed to pay a $99,000 settlement in lieu of fines and civil damages to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) as a result of the company’s unpermitted discharge of a petroleum product into Turtle Creek in Westmoreland County on Nov. 25, 2008.

Sunoco agreed to pay the settlement following an investigation by PFBC waterways conservation officers and biologists and the state Department of Environmental Protection. By entering into a settlement, the PFBC and Sunoco avoid potential lengthy and costly litigation. The settlement does not represent an admission of liability by the company.

The creek remains a destination spot for many anglers in the greater Pittsburgh area and the PFBC encourages residents to help with stocking efforts. This season, Turtle Creek is scheduled to be stocked on April 12 and 27 with brown and rainbow trout.

For more information on the stockings, including the meeting place for volunteers, visit the PFBC online stocking schedule at

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at

I saw this passing through Alma, NY this morning. Two wonderful pictures of a Bald Eagle.

Pictures Courtesy of Kevin Cormier

Thompson Questions Education Secretary on Proposed Reductions to Career and Technical Training

Thompson Questions Education Secretary on Proposed Reductions to Career and Technical Training

Hearing Focus on Administration’s FY2012 Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce yesterday held a full committee hearing to review the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget request for the Department of Education. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served as the hearing witness, offering testimony and detailing the Administration’s budget request. Representative Thompson, who serves on the full committee and as Co-Chairman of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, took the opportunity to address Secretary Duncan on the Administration’s funding proposal for CTE. Click below to view the hearing:


(Click here.)

Thompson, along with Rep. Langevin of Rhode Island, Co-Chair the CTE Caucus, a group of members working to enhance awareness of the importance of Career and Technical Training and advance policies that improve skilled labor education and support tech-related small business job growth.

Recently, the Association for Career And Technical Education noted the following in their member’s legislative update:

Despite all the efforts to undermine CTE programs, on February 15, Congressional CTE Caucus Co-chair Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) made a statement on the floor asking his colleagues to join the caucus and support CTE. Rep. Thompson spoke about the importance of CTE and reminded members that these programs exist in every congressional district. He highlighted the importance of having trained, skilled workers and emphasized that CTE is the way to ensure we have a competitive, successful workforce. Reps. Thompson and Jim Langevin (D-RI) co-chair the caucus and have been circulating a letter asking other representatives to join…

In 2009, the Committee for Education Funding awarded Thompson the Outstanding New Member Award for his commitment to the nations’ students through advocating education as an investment in the future.

Want To Start Fishing Early This Year?

Special ‘Opening Day’ Set for March 12
on Beaver County's Hereford Manor Lakes

Harrisburg, PA – Anglers can enjoy a special "Opening Day" tomorrow on the Hereford Manor Lakes in Beaver County now that the ice has melted.

The Fish and Boat Commission will stock the lower lake with brook and rainbow trout at approximately 11 a.m.

The special opening day gives anglers one last opportunity to fish before the lakes are drawn down in spring in anticipation of breaching the dams.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at

White's Pet Grooming Is Closed Due To Unsafe Bridge/Driveway

White's Pet Grooming on South Dry Run Road in Coudersport is TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

All scheduled grooming appointments are CANCELLED.

Due to recent rainstorms, the bridge/driveway is unsafe.

Tioga County Crash Kills One, Injures One

33-year-old man killed in crash in Tioga County

Sun Gazette

ROARING BRANCH - A 33-year-old New Jersey man was killed Thursday morning when the gas company utility truck he was riding in slammed into a tree on Route 14, just 200 feet north of the Lycoming-Tioga county line, according to state police.

Tony Stephen Pirylis, of Burlington, was a passenger in a 2005 Ford F-350 truck driven by Ralph Edward Dailey Jr., 32, of Andrews, N.C., that was traveling north on the two-lane road when, for an unknown reason, it went off the highway and into a tree about 8 a.m., police said. More...

Roulette Township Update

Roulette Township Update

As of 11PM last night we had to shut the westbound lane of Main Street near the Kaple Farm down to one lane of traffic. As of 5:30AM the waters had began to recede and we were able to reopen Main Street. There have been no reports of any damage and no other roadways in Roulette were affected.

We received a total of 0.94” in 36 hours. Based on what I have seen here at the office, there will probably be some minor basement flooding issued from groundwater. Neither the Allegheny River, nor any of the local tributaries that we have been monitoring reached forecasted levels in this area nor did they even reach the crest that was seen earlier this week.

On a different note, if there is anyone that has been attempting to call the office this morning and received a busy signal, there was an issue with one of our internal phone lines that has been resolved and the phones are back up and working normally now. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused anyone.


Jonathan E. Huff
Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator

Turkeys slowing down traffic on North Hollow Road

Turkeys slowing down traffic on North Hollow Road.

Credit to neighbor Sean McKeone for pointing out the photo opportunity.

Photo courtesy of

News Release Take Back Day

Take Back Day

The District Attorney, Andy J. Watson, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police, is pleased to announce that on April 30, 2011 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. we will be participating in National Take Back Day. This event will occur at the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks located on Route 6 at the top of Denton Hill. The purpose of this event is to invite the citizens of Potter County, and those individuals living in McKean, Tioga and Cameron counties near the border, to bring old, unused prescription medication to the Barracks for legal and appropriate disposal. There is no cost for this service and is part of a national day to recognize the importance of keeping unused medication out of the hands of children, drug dealers, and to protect the environment.

This type of event has been long overdue in Potter County given the growing problem with the abuse and sale of prescription medications. Many medications that are recovered during arrests are narcotic medications which pose a significant health risk and possibility of overdose among teenagers. There has been a growing trend of teenagers and young adults abusing and selling prescription medication that they find in their parent’s, grandparents, or even friend’s medicine cabinets. Many people are faced with being unable to dispose of old, unused prescription medication, as trying to dispose of these items presents problems to the environment and, potentially, healthy drinking water.

By these efforts, we are hoping that everyone who has old, unused prescription medication will participate in this event to further law enforcement efforts to take a tough stance on drug abuse and the sale of controlled substances. Anyone having questions, including how to dispose of these medications properly at your home if you cannot travel to the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks, may contact the District Attorney Andy J. Watson, at 814-274-9450 or Corporal Mike Murray at 814-274-8690.


Andy J. Watson
District Attorney

Robert E. "Bob" Dibble, 95, of 220 Maple St., Westfield, PA

Robert E. "Bob" Dibble, 95, of 220 Maple St., Westfield, PA, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

He was born January 25, 1916 in Westfield, PA, the son of Fred and Angie Miller Dibble.

Bob taught special education and was the librarian for many years in the Warren County School District. He received his undergraduate degree from Mansfield University and his master's degrees from Edinboro University. Bob also worked for Eberle Tanning Company. He was a member of the Westfield First Baptist Church, Westfield Lodge #477 F. & A.M., Westfield Lions Club, the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Assn. and Westfield Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife, Erma L. Dibble; son, Lowell (Sandy) Watkins of Westfield, PA; daughters, Linda (Gaylon) Goolsby of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Ellen (David) Guriel of Waterford, PA; daughter-in-law, Cathy (Bruce) Watkins Atwood of Warren, PA; brother, Dale (Marilyn) Dibble of Gainesboro, TN; sister, Irma Horton of Lawman, NY; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; dear friend, Gail (Michael) Bollinger of Westfield, PA.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lyle James Watkins; granddaughter, Stephanie Goolsby; brothers, Reid and Joseph Dibble; and sisters, Freda McNamara and Loraine Kroeck.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 222 West Main St., Westfield, PA, Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Westfield Baptist Church, Reverends Lewis Young, Lowell Watkins and Michael Hale officiating. Burial in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sabinsville Cemetery Association and the Westfield Historical Society.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To S. Mill Street

At 7:42 am on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to South Mill Street for a medical call.

Coudersport Area Junior-Senior High School Presents: Beauty and the Beast

Don't miss your chance to catch the Coudersport High School's All-School Musical of 2010-2011!

Come see Students (Grade 7-12) put on their rendition of the Disney musical, Beauty and the Beast.

The Beast is being played by Colton Gerhart, while Belle is being played by Maggie Acker.

Showtimes include Friday, March 11th at 7pm and Saturday, March 12th at 2pm.

If you don't know the story, here is the summary from IMDB.

"Prince Adam was cursed to a beast form by Enchantress who saw no love in his arrogant heart for others. The one way he could break the spell was to learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal from his enchanted rose fell, which would bloom until his twenty-first birthday. But who could ever learn to love a beast?

Ten years later, Maurice, an inventor from a nearby village, becomes lost in the woods and seeks shelter in the Beast's castle. The Beast then imprisons him for trespassing. His daughter Belle, a bookworm who dreams of life outside her provincial village, finds him trapped in the castle and offers her place in his stead. The Beast accepts with a promise she'll remain in the castle forever. In the beginning Belle views him as nothing more than a monster. He views her as difficult and stubborn. But the two soon taste the bitter-sweetness of finding that you can change and learn that you were wrong."

Smoke Investigation At Coudersport Jail

At 4:30 AM Friday the Coudersport Fire Dept was dispatched to the Coudersport Jail for a Smoke investigation.

Happy 4th Birthday Draven

Happy 4th birthday Draven.

Love Mommy and Daddy, Rain,Dekker.

You're a big boy now.

We love you.

Help Wanted At Sagewood In Coudersport

Gas Expo Continues Friday 9 to noon on Friday March 11

Mitch Samuels of Electricord Manufacturing chats at the Natural Gas Expo held Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Electricord of Westfield in Tioga County, makes power distribution units for use in the field. The expo will continue from 9 a.m. to noon Friday (March 11).

Dr. Assad Panah, left, director of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Petroleum Technology program, talks with Gene Hillyard of NuWeld Inc. at the Natural Gas Expo held Thursday at Pitt-Bradford. The expo will continue from 9 a.m. to noon Friday (March 11).

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ariel Campbell-Stavish To Perform LIve Saturday

The "Global Outpost"
will be holding an Open House Celebration Saturday - from 10AM-2PM at the Main Street Mercantile, featuring refreshments, and live music from Bradford's Ariel Campbell-Stavish.

The Global Outpost, a kiosk at the Main Street Mercantile in Bradford, is the idea of Josh Hatcher - Outreach Coordinator at Open Arms Community Church and Owner of Josh Hatcher Media.

"We are all about 'Socially Conscious Gifts'," says Hatcher, "Or goal is to help people, both locally, and globally."

The booth features arts and crafts from Senegal Africa - and the money raised from those sales goes to help support refugees from Sierra Leone that are living in Senegal.

"We're working to help build sustainability, rather than just giving charity, our goal and our vision is to help create a livelihood for our African friends," says Hatcher.

The booth also features music from local artists, including an EP from Ariel Campbell-Stavish, Marshmellow Overcoat, and hip hop group Panic Attack.

"We want to make a difference globally, but we also want to help local artists to get their art and ideas off the ground. This gives us an avenue to do just that."
For more information - check out the Global Outpost on Facebook at

Roulette Ambulance To Ash Lane

At 8:29 pm on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Ash Lane for a medical call.

Wandering Dog Is Stuckeys--Call If You See Her

There was a recent post about a wondering dog on Cowley hill road hill. I believe she belongs to us, she ran off last night. She is a very sweet dog answering to Lady Bird. She has a collar and tags that have our address and number. If she is seen again please call

Thank you very much,

The Stuckey Family

Roulette Ambulance To Fishing Creek

At 7:58 pm on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Fishing Creek for a medical call.

Dorothy G. "Genny" Hartman, 84, of Droney Road, Gifford, PA

Dorothy G. "Genny" Hartman, 84, of Droney Road, Gifford, passed away, Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born August 23, 1926, in Clintonville, she was the daughter of the late James Gilmore and Helen K. (Monjar) Eakin.

On October 30, 1948 in Bradford she married John P. "Jack" Hartman who died on January 1, 1985.
Mrs. Hartman was a 1944 graduate of Bradford High School. She had worked at the City of Bradford Water Authority as a clerk. She was a member of the Bradford Area Women's Club, volunteered at various organizations and was a member of the Knit for Bradford Hospital Pediatric Unit.
She was a lifetime member of Gifford United Methodist Church until it closed, then she attended the Custer City United Methodist Church.
She is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and her longtime neighbors the Shick family.
Family will be receiving friends on Monday, March 14, 2011 from 11:00 to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00pm with Rev. Fred Moore, pastor of the Custer City United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Custer City United Methodist Church or charity of the donor's choice .
On line condolences may be made at

Water Rescue In Progress In Bradford Area

Water Rescue In Bradford
At 6:55 pm on Thursday, Bradford City and Rew Fire Rescue are on scene of a water rescue behind the Crosby MiniMart on Kendall Avenue. Three people were in the water at that location.

One juvenile is at the ambulance, OK but wet & cold.
2 adults are reported also involved.
ATV Flips in Kendall Creek

WESB UPDATE--An ATV flipped while two four wheelers were attempting to cross Kendall Creek Thursday night in Foster Township. Police say that 50 year-old Charles Benjamin made it across the creek on his four wheeler, but 42 year-old Keith Everly's ATV didn't and flipped, sending him and a boy into the swift moving water. The two were able to get out of the water on their own and were taken to BRMC for treatment of hypothermia.

Everyone Is Invited To An Open House To Celebrate Mike Farber's Retirement

Spaghetti & Meatballs To Benefit Special Olympics Sunday

Disregard Siren In Austin

At 5:40 pm on Thursday, Austin 's Fire Siren was activated, apparently by mistake, as Tioga County control said to disregard the tones in Austin.

Coudersport Ambulance To South West Street

At 5:34 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to South West Street for a fall victim.

5:48 pm--Rescue 48-8 Dispatched to assist Ambulance on scene

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March

Erie Homes for Children and Adults (EHCA)
Celebrates Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month In March By Doing Our Part to ‘End the Word’

March is National Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This year, a campaign is sweeping across the nation: Spread the Word to the End the Word. At Erie Homes for Children and Adults (EHCA), we want to do our part to remind everyone locally to not use the R-word (‘retard’, ‘retarded’) in a derogatory manner anymore.

The Special Olympics launched the Web site,, to help Spread the Word to End the Word. On their site, they explain:

When they were originally introduced, the terms “mental retardation” or “mentally retarded” were medical terms with a specifically clinical connotation; however, the pejorative forms, “retard” and “retarded” have been used widely in today’s society to degrade and insult people with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, when “retard” and “retarded” are used as synonyms for “dumb” or “stupid” by people without disabilities, it only reinforces painful stereotypes of people with intellectual disabilities being less valued members of humanity.

At EHCA, we serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; our mission is to assist people with disabilities to live rich and fulfilling lives. Through 9 programs, including residential and community-based services, EHCA improves the lives of more than 290 people and their families every day across Erie, Crawford, Venango, and Potter counties.

“We feel that in order to give people with intellectual disabilities full, enriched lives, we also have to take responsibility in changing the perceptions of the communities where we live,” says Paul Carpenedo, executive director of EHCA. “We want to be catalysts for this movement in this region, because if affects those we serve.”

On October 5, 2010, President Obama officially signed “Rosa’s Law”, named after a 9-year-old girl with an intellectual disability. This new law replaces the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from federal health, education and labor policy with the terms “intellectual disability” and “individual with an intellectual disability”.

“At EHCA, we serve some of the community’s most medically fragile individuals with disabilities,” says Carpenedo. “But we continue to believe that everyone should have opportunities to reach their full potential and become contributing members of society. By breaking through the stereotypes, we can make positive waves of change for those we serve.”

The mission of EHCA is to assist people with disabilities to live rich and fulfilling lives by providing quality, comprehensive and accessible residential and community-based services for children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Erie, Crawford, Venango, and Potter Counties. Since 1912, EHCA has been caring for local individuals and striving to help everyone served reach their full potential. For more information, visit

Port/Roulette public little league meeting

The Port Allegany Youth Baseball Association will be holding a public meeting

The Port Allegany Youth Baseball Association will be holding a public
meeting Tuesday, March 15th at 6:00pm at St. Gabriel's (Catholic Church)
parish hall on Arnold Ave. Parents in the Port Allegany School district
that have children participating in T-ball, softball, or baseball are urged
to attend.

God's New Beginnings Church In Harrison Valley

Robert L. “Bill” Nichols, Sr., 77, of Roulette, PA

Robert L. “Bill” Nichols, Sr., 77, of Roulette, PA passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Born on January 10, 1934 in Sodus, NY he was the son of Ervin and Iona Young Nichols. On June, 23, 1956 in Coudersport, PA he married the former Margaret L. Bossie who preceded him in death on February 2, 1998.

Mr. Nichols served with the U. S. Army during the Korean War from 1951 – 1956. He retired from Ball Incon Corp in Port Allegany after 35 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Potter Post 192 in Coudersport.

He is survived by seven children, Rose (Dennis) Lloyd of Munson, PA, Mary Nichols of Coudersport, James (Brita) Nichols of Austin, Frank (Tracee) Nichols of Marseilles, IL, Robert (Sherri) Nichols of Roulette, Rex (Jodie) Nichols of Coudersport, and Michael Nichols of Roulette, 17 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Gladys Brent of Tonawanda, NY and Phyllis (Robert) Tackaberry of Kenmore, NY, brothers, Thomas Nichols of Coudersport and Larry Nichols of Tonawanda, NY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers, Ervin Nichols, Jr., Russell Nichols, Edward Nichols, Harold Nichols, and Charles Nichols, and three sisters, Ethel Daggett, Alice Coppinger, and Lenora Stevens.

Friends may call at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport, on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and on Saturday from 10:00am – 11:00am at which times funeral services will be held with the Reverend H. D. Youngblood, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Roulette Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Roulette Hill Cemetery, c/o Mr. Bill Grandin, Post Office Box 231, Roulette, PA 16746, or to Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Empty Bowls and Baskets dinner draws attention to hunger


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold the sixth annual Empty Bowls and Baskets Dinner of homemade soup and bread to raise awareness of the fight against hunger and to raise money for the Friendship Table.

The dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. Diners are invited to take home a hand-painted ceramic bowl, handcrafted basket or hand-sewn cloth napkins as a reminder that someone else’s bowl might be empty. To date, close to $7,000 has been raised to benefit the Friendship Table.

Dr. Holly J. Spittler, associate dean of student affairs and director of career services, and chairwoman of the event said the event is a community-wide effort.

Pitt-Bradford faculty and staff, members of the Alpha Phi Omega Service fraternity and other volunteers wove baskets or painted ceramic bowls. Art Club students at Fretz Middle School and at the Bradford High School participated by making coil and pinch bowls. The Student Art Club at Pitt-Bradford made bowls for the event in the ceramic studio, and the American Association of University Women spent a Saturday morning sewing the fabric napkins.

Third grade students from School Street Elementary, St. Bernard Elementary School, as well as third- and fourth-graders from The Learning Center and the Bradford Area Christian Academy decorated placemats as part of a lesson about hunger. Pitt-Bradford faculty, staff and community volunteers are making the soups and cookies.

The Empty Bowls Dinner was initiated in 1990 when a Michigan high school art teacher and his students sponsored the first dinner served in handmade bowls to benefit the cause. By the following year, the originators had developed the concept into Empty Bowls, a project to provide support for food banks, soup kitchens and other organizations that fight hunger. Since then, Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger. For more information on the originators of the event, go to:

Other groups and individuals who contributed to the event are The Bradford Club, Diana’s Ceramic Heaven, Cindy Cavallero, Metz and Associates, Miss Maggies, Cindy Nowacki, Pitt-Bradford’s Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Community Engagement Office, Division of Communication and the Arts and the Art Department, Division of Management and Education, Non-Traditional Student Association, Staff Association, Office of Student Affairs and the Student Art Club, and Tops Friendly Markets, Wal-Mart and WESB-1490 AM. This event is part of the Women’s History Month celebration.

Pitt-Bradford professor elected president-elect of National Association of Academies of Science


BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Assad Panah, professor of geology at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, was elected president-elect of the National Association of Academies of Science at the organization’s meeting in Washington, D.C.

Panah will serve a total of six years: two as president-elect, two as president and two as past president. It was the first time that anyone has been elected to a second term as president. Panah also served as president of the NAAS from 2003-04.

The NAAS is a nonprofit organization that oversees a network of 47 state and regional academies of science affiliated with the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science, of which Panah is a fellow.

In 2000, he received a Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, and in 2004, he received the same award from the NAAS.

Panah is the director of Pitt-Bradford’s petroleum technology program, which he developed and launched in 2007.

He developed and taught K-12 Teacher Enhancement program for NASA under a six-year grant from the Mission to Planet Earth and NASA Earth Science Enterprise from 1997-2002.

Panah has twice been named a Fulbright Scholar in addition to other awards.

Fire Reported In Wellsville Area With Burn Victim

Person Burned In Fire
At 3:57 pm on Thursday, Wellsville Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a fire at 2036 Hanchett Road. One person is reported to have suffered burns to the arm.

4:01 pm--Second call from residence reports fire is out. Propane tank blew a seal.


Rep. Thompson Speaks On Marcellus Misinformation

Thompson Delivers Weekly Radio Update

Addresses Marcellus Shale Misinformation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson spoke yesterday evening in a weekly radio update regarding misinformation included in recent reporting concerning the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play and water quality in the Commonwealth.

AUDIO: Click Here

On February 26th, the New York Times reported that water quality in the Commonwealth was at risk due to a natural gas excavation process known as hydraulic fracturing. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) released water tests validated with scientific data that municipal drinking water in the Commonwealth is safe, effectively addressing related misinformation included in the reports.

Numerous members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, including Thompson, have expressed concern that misinformation from these reports could impact PA DEP’s ability to properly and independently carry out its mandate, free from excessive interference by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Thompson continues to remain actively engaged with regulators, producers, landowners and industry experts to educate people on the economic potential of the Marcellus Shale and ensure that Pennsylvania’s natural resources continue to be produced in an environmentally sound manner.

Gov. Corbett Offers HIs Advice To Prevent Wildfires

Governor Corbett Proclaims March 13-19 Wildfire Prevention Week

Despite Recent Rain, Very Dry Conditions Can Appear Almost Overnight

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed March 13-19 Wildfire
Prevention Week in Pennsylvania, noting that rapidly-changing weather can quickly create tinderbox conditions despite recent rain.

“Even after periods of heavy rain, warming temperatures and drying winds can
cause wildfire dangers to spike almost overnight,” Corbett said. “There were more
than 360 brush and woodlands fires last spring, demonstrating just how quickly our forest resources can be endangered by acts of carelessness.”

Last spring, volunteer firefighters and Bureau of Forestry personnel battled the
more than 360 brush and forest fires, which scorched almost 2,700 acres.
Corbett noted that 98 percent of wildfires are caused by people.

“During dry periods, it takes only a spark to touch off a devastating fire,” Corbett
said. “When forest visitors are careless with their smoking or campfires, volunteer
firefighters often pay the price, answering calls and putting their lives in danger
battling fires that are many times preventable.”

State Bureau of Forestry statistics show nearly 85 percent of Pennsylvania’s
wildfires occur in March, April and May, before the greening of state woodlands and brush lands.

Anglers, campers and other state forest visitors are reminded that open fires are
prohibited on state forestland from March 1 to May 25, and when the fire danger is
listed as high, very high, or extreme, unless authorized by district foresters.
Residents of communities in heavily wooded areas are urged to follow wildfire
prevention and suppression methods of the Pennsylvania Firewise Community
Program to safeguard life and property.

DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry is responsible for prevention and suppression of wildfires on the commonwealth’s 17 million acres of state and private woodlands and brush lands. The bureau maintains a fire-detection system and works with fire wardens and volunteer fire departments to ensure they are trained in the latest advances in fire prevention and suppression.

For more information on Wildfire Prevention Week activities, contact local district foresters; call the Bureau of Forestry at 717-787-2925; or visit (select “Forestry” and then, “Forest Fire Protection”).

Shinglehouse Ambulance To South Oswayo Street

Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to South Oswayo Street.

Natual Gas Leak In Residence Reported On Looker Monntain Trail

Natural Gas Leak
At 1:43 pm on Thursday, Otto Township Fire Dept. & Ambulance along with QRS 8 has been dispatched to 1162 Looker Mountain Trail for a report of natural gas inside a residence.
QRS 8 RECALLED. Gas Company en route.

PennDOT prepares for potential flooding

Travel Advisory

PennDOT prepares for potential flooding

With heavy rains, melting snow and winds spreading across the state today, PennDOT District 3-0 is preparing for regionalized flooding and warns motorists to be alert for safety hazards and avoid driving through floodwaters.

Today’s rainfall may cause roadway flooding, and PennDOT maintenance personnel are monitoring streams, especially those along secondary and rural roads, that are likely to flood or be impacted by slides. Bridge inspection crews will monitor any impact of high water and debris on area bridges.

Motorists are always urged to drive according to conditions they encounter. PennDOT warns motorists not to drive across roads covered with water because the water may be deeper than it looks, and never attempt to drive around barriers on any closed roads.

Forecasters are also calling for strong winds, which may down trees and utility lines. When utilities are involved, PennDOT provides traffic-safety support to utility companies who have the responsibility of removing lines from the roadway.

4-H Super Saturday

Potter County Deaths Exceed Births

Census Report Released; Better News Than Expected

census2010guyThe U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday released its official 2010 figures for all of Pennsylvania, complete with not only the traditional head count, but also a demographic profile. The numbers are voluminous and are now being analyzed by public officials. Of particular note is the fact that Potter County’s official population decrease was much more modest than expected.

The 2010 figure is 17,457, compared to 18,080 in 2000. As recently as 2008, the Census Bureau’s unofficial interim report showed a population of just over 16,700. Evidently, Potter County’s population rose in the first three years of the new century, but then began to fall. Toward the end of the decade, the trend reversed itself and the population was on the rise. There were an estimated 18,300 county residents in 2002, a modern-day high. That’s when Adelphia Communications Corp. declared bankruptcy and many families moved out.

There will be follow-up reports on the raw numbers in the coming weeks. Two interesting trends have already been discerned:

  • the population in Potter County is aging;
  • the number of people dying regularly exceeds the number being born.

Economic implications can also be measured, to some extent. The Census Bureau estimates that for every individual counted, a county receives roughly $10,000 in federal and state funds through more than 50 grant programs, including support for education, transportation, health and human services, housing, criminal justice, employment services, farming and environmental protection.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently honored the Potter County Board of Commissioners and the Potter County Planning Department as 2010 Census Partners, participating in activities or events that emphasized the importance of an accurate population count. These included public education work, providing space for census employee training, and sponsoring census seminars for the public.

Free Tax Counseling Scheduled Today In Galeton

Free Tax Counseling Scheduled Today In Galeton

taxformFree tax counseling and preparation for Pennsylvania taxpayers with low and moderate incomes – particularly those age 60 and older — remains available from AARP tax aides at four Potter County locations.

Help is available for personal income tax returns (federal, state, local) and property tax/rent rebates as follows:

  • Ulysses Senior Center, Wednesday, March 16, 9 am to 2 pm; call 848-9880 for an appointment.
  • Coudersport Senior Center, Wednesdays, March 23 and March 30, 9 am to 2 pm; call 274-7887 for an appointment.
  • Galeton Senior Center, Thursdays, March 10 and March 24, 9 am to 2 pm; call 435-7702 for an appointment.
  • Shinglehouse Senior Center, Tuesday, March 22, 9 am to 2 pm; call 697-7178 for an appointment.

Those using this free service are asked to bring documents and records, such as Social Security card, a copy of last year’s return, W-2 forms, unemployment compensation statements, receipts, canceled checks and rent/property tax receipts.

Violet May Kelley, 81, of Morgantown, formerly of Turtlepoint, PA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Violet May Kelley, 81, of Morgantown, formerly of Turtlepoint, Pa., passed away Tuesday (March 8, 2011) at her home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McCulla Funeral Home, Morgantown.

Barbara J. Flamisch, 61, of Moore Township, PA

Barbara J. Flamisch, 61, of Moore Township, was stricken at home and passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Center-Muhlenberg surrounded by her loving family.

Born: in Galeton, PA on December 13, 1949, she was a daughter of the late George and Fran Lovell Robinson.

She was the wife of Clifford L. Flamisch, Sr. with whom she shared 41 years of marriage last July 18th.

Barbara worked in the deli at Ahart's Market of Bath. Previously, she worked as a cook at Valerie's Pizza for 18 years. Barbara was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and loved to baby sit. Barbara will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She was an active member of El Shaddai Assembly of God Church, Nazareth.

In addition to her loving husband, Clifford, Sr., she is survived by son, Clifford L. Flamisch, Jr. of Whitehall; daughters, Lisa A. Kozero of Lehighton and Tammy R. Flamisch at home; six grandchildren, Joey, Billy, Brittany, Breanna, Dezeree and Eric "Little Man"; four brothers, Jim, George, Jr., and Fred all of Potter County, as well as John of Northampton; two sisters, Sandy and Dorothy both of Potter County; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Amy Lynn as well as a brother, Tom Robinson.

Services will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the El Shaddai Assembly of God Church, 585 Rose Inn Avenue, Nazareth, PA 18064. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made in memory of Barbara to the El Shaddai Assembly of God Church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown-Bath.

Corbett Picks Blue Ribbon Panel To Study Marcellus Shale Development

Governor Corbett Announces Formation of Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett, in his 2011-12 budget address to the General
Assembly, announced the formation of a Marcellus Shale Advisory

The purpose of the commission, Corbett said, is “to oversee how we can build
around this new industry and how we can make certain we do this while protecting our lands, our drinking water, our air – all the time growing our workforce.’’

Led by Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, the commission is to report to Gov. Corbett with
its findings within 120 days of its first meeting.

The commission is to address the needs and impacts of natural gas development on local communities, as well as promote the efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effect development of Marcellus Shale and other natural gas resources.

In addition to Cawley, the following individuals were invited to join the commission:

· Mike Krancer, acting Secretary of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg.

· George Grieg, acting Secretary of Agriculture, Harrisburg.

· C. Alan Walker, acting Secretary of Community and Economic Development,

· Barry Schoch, acting Secretary of Transportation, Harrisburg.

· Patrick Henderson, the Governor’s Energy Executive, Harrisburg.

· Robert Powelson, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission,

· Glenn Cannon, director of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency,

· James W. Felmlee, president of the PA State Association of Boroughs,

· Clifford “Kip’’ Allen, president of the PA League of Cities and Municipalities,

· Gene Barr, vice president, Government & Public Affairs, Pennsylvania
Chamber of Business and Industry, Harrisburg.

· Terry R. Bossert, vice president, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Chief Oil
& Gas, Harrisburg.

· Jeff Wheeland, Lycoming County Commissioner, Williamsport.

· Vincent J. Matteo, president Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce,

· Terry Engelder, professor of geosciences, Penn State University, Department
of Geosciences, University Park.

· Matthew J. Ehrhart, executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s
Pennsylvania office, Harrisburg.

· Ronald L. Ramsey, senior policy advisor, the Nature Conservancy,
Pennsylvania Chapter, Harrisburg.

· David Porges, chief executive officer, EQT, Pittsburgh.

· Christopher J. Masciantonio, general manager, State Government Affairs,
U.S. Steel, Pittsburgh.

· Cynthia Carrow, vice president of Government & Community Relations,
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Pittsburgh.

· David Sanko, executive director of the PA State Association of Township
Supervisors, Enola.

· Dave Spigelmyer, vice president, Government Relations, Chesapeake Energy,

· Randy Smith, U.S. Government Affairs Manager, Exxon Mobil, Fairfax, Va.

· Ray Walker, chairman Marcellus Shale Coalition, Canonsburg.

· Chris Helms, NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage, Houston, Texas.

· Terry Pegula, Delray Beach, Fla.

· Jeff Kupfer, Chevron, Washington, D.C.

· Gary Slagel, chairman, PA Independent Oil & Gas Association, Wexford.

· Anthony S. Bartolomeo, chairman, Pennsylvania Environmental Council,

· Nicholas S. Haden, vice president, Reserved Environmental Services, Mt.

Man Who Pointed Handgun Arrested In Olean Area

Menacing Arrest in Olean


On March 8th, 2011, at approximately 7:30pm the New York State Police in Olean responded to a call from a resident of McDuffy Road in the Town of Olean, Cattaraugus County.

The subject reported to Trooper Goldsmith that someone knocked on his door, and upon opening it he observed a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask who was pointing a handgun at him. The victim indicated he then immediately closed and locked his door, and called 911 to report the menacing. Suspect arrested.....