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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Harold G. "Eppy" Lias, 78, of 138 Mason St., Westfield, PA

Harold G. "Eppy" Lias, 78, of 138 Mason St., Westfield, PA, passed away March 22, 2011 at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA.

He was born May 15, 1932 in Rural Valley, PA, the son of Ethber and Helen Lauster Lias.

He retired from Consolidated Gas Transmission Corp. after 35 years of service, was a Korean War veteran, member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, American Legion and VFW, was a softball umpire and basketball referee and was inducted into the Tioga Co. Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, CV Basketball League Hall of Fame in 1985.

He loved Bluegrass music and traveling to Bluegrass festivals in his motor home and was an avid sportsman.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mary Carol and Thomas Enfinger, Atlanta, GA; brothers, Ronald (Pat) Lias, Westfield, PA, Earl (Carol) Lias, South Carver, MA; sister, Marlene Wheaton, Erin, NY; special companion, "Pompey"; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, August 10, 2009.

Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Ed Heyler officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA.

Memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or the American Heart Assn., 625 West Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

Scarnati To Craft Impact Fee Bill

Marcellus impact fee proposal in the works

By Brad Bumsted

HARRISBURG — Republican senators will introduce legislation to impose a fee on Marcellus shale drillers in a few weeks, in an effort to offset costs municipalities experience dealing with the growing natural gas industry, a top Senate staffer said on Friday.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati of Jefferson County, the party's highest-ranking senator in the GOP-controlled General Assembly, could be lead sponsor of the bill, said his chief counsel Andrew Crompton. More...

3 Charged For Cooking Meth

Three arraigned on meth charges

LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS— The three arrested in connection with an alleged meth lab on Park Street, Lock Haven, were sent to prison on hundreds of thousands of dollars bail, after separate arraignments Friday afternoon in front of Magisterial District Judge... more »»

Minor Injuries In Rollover Crash On Looker Mountain Trail

Minor Injuries in Foster Township Crash
WESB news
A one vehicle accident Wednesday night on Looker Mountain Trail in Foster Township caused minor injuries for the occupants.

Foster Township Police say that a truck, driven by 51 year-old Candy Robinson of Port Allegany, went off the roadway and rolled onto it's roof. Robinson and two female passengers sustained minor injuries and sought treatment on their own.

Coudersport Responding To Electrical Fire

Electrical Fire
At 10:52 pm- An Electrical fire has been reported at the intersection of Rt. 6 and Elk Street in Coudersport Borough.





Pastor Pete 814-558-6221

Lost Dogs Have Been Found

Our dogs ran away from academy street in Ulysses.
The dogs have been found.

Snow's Off In Emporium, Wildfire Claims 1 Acre

Emporium Fire Dept. Responds
To First Wildfire Of The Season
Saturday at 5:10pm as some members were just returning to station from Tri-County Fire School from their HAZ-MAT Operations class, the 14 House was dispatched to 218 Sterling Run Road Fire Box 14-05 for the first wildfire of the 2011 season.

Brush 14 (P. UBER) Utillity 14 (C. OLAY) and Assistant 14 (P. REED) all went enroute at the time of dispatch. Followed closely behind by Engine 14-2 (C. CROSBY) Rescue 14 (C. ARTMAN) Chief 14 (B. HOUSLER) and Deputy 14 (AB AIKENS). Once Utillity and Brush 14 were on scene at 5:25pm.

Their crews went to work with Indian cans, Rakes, and a Booster line to extinguish the fire. Engine 14-2 and Rescue 14 were staged and ordered to send their manpower to scene. Chief 14 called the Fire under control at 5:54pm. All in all 18 firefighters from EFD worked together to contain this approximately 1 acre wildfire.
Photos & information shared courtesy of Emporium Fire Dept. website.

Garage Fire In West Clarksville Brings Out Firefighters

Firefighters from several Fire Departments put out this structure Fire Friday afternoon on County Road 40 in West Clarksville

Click on any photo to enlarge.
Thanks to Dennis Sharp for sharing photos with us.

Ruth B. Saunders, 92, formerly of 260 Main St., Richburg, NY

RICHBURG, NY - Ruth B. Saunders, 92, formerly of 260 Main St., Richburg, passed away Wednesday (March 23, 2011) in the Genesee County Nursing Home, Batavia, following a lengthy illness.

Born March 14, 1919, in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Edward and Anna Raps Bergman. She married Floyd Saunders on Dec. 19, 1942, in Richburg. Mr. Saunders preceded her in death in 1978.

Ruth was a graduate of Riverside High School, Buffalo, in 1936, and received her bachelor's degree in education from Buffalo State College in 1940. She started her teaching career at Bolivar Central School for one year, and was employed by the Richburg Central School as a middle school English teacher for 30 years, retiring in 1974.

She was a member of the Richburg First Day Baptist Church, Star of the East Chapter 109 O.E.S., Bolivar, the Richburg Literary Club, trustee of the Richburg Colonial Library, the Richburg Retired Teachers Association, the Allegany County Retired Teachers Association, the 4C's Senior Citizens Club, Bolivar and a member and trustee of the Richburg Cemetery Association.

Surviving are one daughter, Marcia (George) McGaughey of Oakfield; two grandchildren, Carrie Ruth McGaughey and James (Tracy) McGaughey; two great-grandchildren, Lucie and Luke McGaughey; several stepgrandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Theo Wade of Clarence; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Robert Friends in 1981, a stepdaughter, Ora Jean Bullock, 1993, one brother, Glenn Bergman, and one sister, Iris Darjany.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday (March 26, 2011) at the Richburg First Day Baptist Church. Funeral and committal services will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Larry Allen will officiate. Burial will be in the Richburg Cemetery.

Memorials made to the Richburg First Day Baptist Church or to the Richburg Colonial Library would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar.

Structure Fire Reported In Foster Township

Structure Fire
At 4:50 pm on Saturday, Bradford City and Derrick City Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in Foster Township. We were not able to understand the address of this call.

On scene report indicated nothing showing from the outside.

William Tauscher, 88, of Port Allegany, PA

William Tauscher, 88, of Port Allegany, PA, died Saturday (March 26, 2011) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

He was born May 4, 1922 in Port Allegany, a son of William and Sue Conrad Tauscher. On March 20, 1944, in Kansas City, MO, he married Harriett Smith, who died Sept. 21, 1986.

Mr. Tauscher was a graduate of Port Allegany High School. He was a TEC 3 in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, serving during WWII from 1942 to 1946.

Mr. Tauscher worked as a foreman at Pittsburg Corning in Port Allegany retiring after 44 yrs of service. He was an excellent gun smith for most of his life.

He was a member of the American Legion Frank Burt Post #258, and a life member of the VFW Post #6391, both of Port Allegany.

He is survived by
one daughter: Brenda Jean (Raymond) Smith of Indianapolis, IN
one son: Gregg (Rita) Tauscher of Smethport, PA
6 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren
one brother: John Tauscher of Port Allegany, PA
and several nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 1 brother and 2 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 - 4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held on Wednesday, at 11 AM, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor of the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Lewis Hill Cemetery, Port Allegany. Military Honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Port Allegany Honor Guard. Online condolences can be made at

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

Potter County Trout Stocking Schedules For March & April


Mortgage Interest Deduction Under Attack

Mortgage Interest Deduction Under Attack

Americans overwhelmingly oppose any action by Congress to tamper with the mortgage interest deduction, but it could be eliminated or scaled back as Congress and the Administration are looking at tax increases in light of deficit concerns.

The consequences would be devastating for home owners, the housing market and the nation’s economy. is dedicated to preserving the mortgage interest deduction and protecting home ownership. Please join us in this important effort.

Thanks from Sophia

Thanks For Support For Sophia

On behalf of and the family of Sophia Cizek, we would like to thank everyone for their support while our precious baby was sick.

Your generosity made it possible for Mom and Dad to be with Sophia for extended periods while she was a resident at Geisinger and after her bone marrow transplant at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Sophia wanted to tell you that she is doing well today, even though she is a little on the petite side. (less than the 5th percentile for 19 months). And she gets a little itchy sometimes from the Bone Marrow transplant. But other than that she’s a happy, cheerful baby who is learning new stuff every day.

She’s full of sass and isn’t afraid to speak her mind, even with her limited vocabulary, She’s a pretty good at getting her point across. Oh and her hair is growing back, it’s not exactly stylish at this point but it’s getting there.

Sophia is walking and talking (and signing) and loves to play with her best friend Guinness, She has been outside to check out the snow and she loves her new helmet that she got so she can go 4 wheeling with Daddy. Sophia doesn’t go anywhere without her frog binky and her Dora doll who have been two of her best buds forever.

Our Journey continues with regular monthly visits to Geisinger and CHOP for checkups and procedures, Sophia is happy that she is finally big enough to sit facing forward in the car since there is so much more to see.

Again, We would also like to thank everyone who has had us in your thoughts or who has said a prayer or a kind word. The outpouring of support for Sophia has been truly overwhelming.



The Hallmark Quartet in association with Capitol Artists will be bringing their Southern Gospel style of music to The Austin Methodist Church on Saturday, April 16th.

Their concert will begin at 6 PM and all that is asked is that you bring a love offering to help defray their expenses.

This group hails from Ironton, Ohio and has been performing full-time for about 12 years. Singing approximately 150 concerts a year has given the group the experience necessary to develop a keen sensitivity to the needs of the moment in any setting.

The men have been on several television networks, including Daystar network, GAC (Great American Country), and GMTN (Gospel Music Television Network). They were nominated for the prestigious Diamond Awards.

The Hallmark Quartet has
performed at several well known gospel conventions, such as the National Quartet Convention in Louisville Kentucky which is held every year in September, the Branson Gospel Music convention in Branson, Missouri which is held every year in June. Also, they have been singing with many other groups.

According to a spokesperson, if you are interested in hearing some of their music that will be sung on April 16th, go to the website:

Austin Methodist Church is located on Turner Street across from the Northwest Bank and should you have any questions, please call 647-8441. Hope to see you on April 16!!

Tractor Trailer/Car Crash On Rt. 15 Early Thursday Morning

Accident On Rt. 15

Lawrenceville Fire Dept., Tioga County Station 8, was dispatched with Lindley FD to a tractor trailer and car MVC on Route 15 in Lindley, NY on 03/24/11 at 4:17am.

Engine 8-2 responded and was notified by communications that a similar incident was reported on Route 15 south of Route 49 in PA.
E8-2 was redirected to that location to check. E8-2 arrived and reported 4 ALS injured with 3 occupants entrapped.

Station 8 was redispatched with Station 7 (Tioga) and SSMH Medic 1 added to the alarm. Lindley units were redirected to the scene and Station 2 (Mansfield) was also dispatched for additional ambulances. Squad 8-18, A8-6, and A8-7 also responded.

E8-2 handled the extrication with assistance from Lindley FD. Units remained on scene after patient transport to assist PSP and the tow services.

Photo and information courtesy Lawrenceville Fire Dept. website.

Homemade Chili And Hot Chocolate Sale On Main St. In Oswayo

Homemade Chili and Hot Chocolate Sale Sunday March 27th In Oswayo

There will be a homemade chili and hot chocolate sale on Main St. in Oswayo on Sunday, 3/27 at noon until gone. Proceeds will benefit the 2011 Oswayo Easter Egg hunt. Also, there will be signups for subs to be delivered to peoples' homes on Sunday, 4/10. Donations will be taken and the prices are as follows:

Chili - $2.00 per bowl,
Hot chocolate - $1.00 per cup,
Subs - $6.50 each (choice of ham or turkey and various condiments)

The 2011 Oswayo Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, 4/16 at noon and all children ages 12 and under are welcome, with each child getting a prize bag. Hot dogs and refreshments will be sold on the premises (the old school house at 133 School St. in Oswayo). All proceeds of food sold at the hunt go to next year's hunt. As always thank you all for your support and we hope to see you there!

Thieves Leave Utility Trailer In Road After Failed Attempt At Theft

Attempted To Steal Utility Trailer
Fire Police were dispatched overnight to a report of a utility trailer in the middle of Route 155 near the Rock Run Road in Annin Township, north of Turtlepoint, PA.

Investigating State Police from the Kane station responded to the incident and found that unknown individual(s) had attempted to steal the trailer and it's load of scrap metal with a tow strap, but were unsuccessful and abandoned the trailer on Route 155, a few feet from where it was stolen.

The trailer and it's contents are the property of Walter Miles of Port Allegany, PA.

State Police have asked anyone who may have any information on this crime call them at 814-778-5555. Trooper Kramer is the investigator.

Betty Gross, 72, of Germania, PA

Betty Gross, 72, of Germania, PA, passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.

Born December 18, 1938, in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of the late Laurence and Evelyn (Cornelius) Hyde. On December 24, 1971, in Galeton, she married Walter F. Gross, who survives.

Betty had been a secretary for the North Penn Gas Company, a bookkeeper at Germania Well Drilling, and a secretary at the Galeton Area School District retiring in 2002. In retirement, she was the secretary for West Branch Township and also the secretary for the Germania Cemetery.

She was a supporter of many civic organizations and greatly enjoyed her grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, Walt, are three sons, Larry (Denise) Smith, Galeton, Richard (Holly) Smith, Galeton, and Tracy (Jennifer) Gross, Williamsport, PA; eight grandchildren, Brent, McKenzie, Erick, Logan, Mitchell, Connor, Spencer, and Preston; two brothers, Dennis (Barbara) Hyde, Priest Lake, ID and Jerry (Sheila) Hyde, Silver Creek, NY; two sisters, Shirley Mertsock, Shinglehouse, PA and Carolyn (James) Ellison, Howey in the Hills, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 1:00pm with the Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III officiating. Interment will be made in the Germania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Area School District Scholarship Fund.

Karaoke Contest Finals Saturday Night At Mosch's In Coudersport

Karaoke Contest Finals Saturday Night At Mosch's In Coudersport

State Police Detail Incidents That Preceded Assault on Trooper

Altercation Led To Assault On Trooper
A description of events that led up to the assault of a Pennsylvania State Trooper last week have been detailed in a news release today by Trooper Roger L. McCloskey at the Coudersport Station.

On March 17th between 11:30 and 11:50 pm, Jason M. Teller, 23, of Harrison Valley drove to a location at 3656 Gold Road in the Village of Genesee clearly intoxicated.

Tina D. Young, 46, of Harrison Valley was accompanying Teller at this time. Teller and Young were not invited to the residence.

Once there, Teller and Young began to yell at Jessica N. Snyder, 22, of Genesee, PA and her boyfriend, who live at the residence with Erica J. Bliss, 28, of Genesee, PA

A physical altercation then broke out between, Young, Snyder, and Teller. Teller and Young were asked multiple times to leave but did not comply.

As a result of the investigation, Trooper McCloskey is filing the following charges in District Court 55-4-01:

Teller--DUI; Criminal Trespass;Disorderly Conduct, and Harassment.

Young--Criminal Trespass and Harassment.


The investigation is continuing. Teller was previously charged with several charges for assaulting Trooper David Burd after he was taken into custody in this incident.

Police File DUI After Traffic Stop On Route 6

Kane Man DUI
A Kane man was found to be Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol after he was stopped for a traffic violation on Route 6 near Ansley Road in Pike Township, Potter County on 3-20-2011 at 8:52 pm.

William V. Jundzilo, 56, of 47 Demo Road, Kane, PA. He'll answer charges of DUI and other summary traffic violations in District Court 55-3-04.

Shinglehouse Woman OK After Rollover Crash On Rt. 44

Car Went Over Embankment
A crash on Wednesday left a Shinglehouse woman uninjured when her carwent down an embankment and rolled over on Rt. 44, about 7/10 of a mile north of Rt. 49 in Hebron Township at 3:55 pm.

Ruth M. Bean-Sisson, 45, of Shinglehouse, PA, was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer XLT, when her vehicle left the east side of the roadway and traveled down an embankment and rolled over, coming to rest on it's right side.

Coudersport Fire And Ambulance and Medic 6 responded and assisted State Police on scene.

Bean -Sisson will be charged with one count of (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed. She was wearing a seat belt.

Kightlinger Motors towed the vehicle.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Rollover Crash On West Washington Street

Rollover Crash On W. Washington St.
At 11:38 pm on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Rescue and Bradford City EMS are responding to a one vehicle rollover accident on West Washington Street, a half mile past the Reservoir. A helicopter was not needed. Two occupants are reported and the vehicle is in the middle of the road. Clayt's has been called.

Minor Injuries In Rollover Crash Near State Line

Woman Took Wild Ride In Crash
A Bradford woman was wearing her seat belt Friday morning and only received minor injuries when her car crashed into a guide rail, a utility pole and rolled on it's roof on Route 646 (Olean Road), 1 mile south of the NY Line in Otto Township, McKean County.

Rhonda Sue Bennett, 35, of Bradford, PA, was driving a 2006 Ford Escape south on Rt. 646 when she lost control of her vehicle after traveling off the roadway into the gravel. Initial impact occurred when he car struck a guardrail on the northern side of the road, where it continued over the guardrail, became airborne, continuing in the air where it struck a utility pole which caused the car to roll onto it's roof. It then continued off the roadway striking multiple trees before coming to rest on it's roof.

Summary charges have been filed through District Court 48-3-03.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Foster Township PD, Derrick City Fire Dept.,Otto Township Fire Dept, and Clayt's Towing.

Floyd Keefer Retires From PennDOT

Floyd Keefer retired from PennDOT after 12 years of service. He was the Roadway Programs Coordinator for Potter and Cameron counties.

Austin Pitch, Hit & Run April 17 at Austin

Drive One 4 UR School At Port Allegany April 2

"Made possible with the cooperation
of Kightlinger Motors in Coudersport"

DEP Announces Tire Pile Cleanup Projects

DEP Announces Tire Pile Cleanup Projects
Agency Seeks Bids for Site Remediation

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection has initiated two projects to clean up an estimated 400,000 abandoned tires at piles in Lancaster and Beaver counties.

DEP’s Waste Tire Program developed a priority list of 17 abandoned tire sites in need of remediation, based on a number of environmental and hazardous criteria. Topping the list was the McFadden pile containing 350,000 tires in Fulton Township, Lancaster County; and the 50,000-tire pile at Jake Ours Junkyard in Rochester Township, Beaver County.

“Cleaning up these sites, which have been long-standing nuisances, is of great interest to the state,” acting DEP Secretary Michael Krancer said. “These sites have been the subject of frequent complaints and we’re taking action.”

Tire piles are fertile breeding sites for mosquitoes and can also pose a contamination risk to the surrounding ground, water and air in the event of a fire.

Cleanup of the abandoned tire piles will be the first two projects funded by Act 24 of 2010 as set forth by the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act. The law allocates $1.25 million annually over four consecutive years for tire cleanup projects.

The department is seeking professional contractual bids for services and “Invitation for Bid” documents are available on the state’s eMarketplace Web site. For more information, visit and click on "Solicitations" or visit keyword: Waste Management.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 9:20 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical call.

Rep. Sam Smith To Address McKean Republicans At Spring Dinner

McKean County Republican Dinner Planned for April 21

BRADFORD – The McKean County Republican Committee will hold its Spring Dinner on Thursday, April 21, at the Pennhills Club in Bradford.

Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Sam Smith will deliver the keynote address. Smith will discuss a number of issues and challenges facing the Commonwealth, including the state budget proposal and efforts to cut state spending, as well as government reform and job creation initiatives.

The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $25 per person.

RSVP no later than April 15 by calling Brenda Dunn at 814-465-3534 or by e-mailing

Galeton Chamber Honors Pagano

Joe Pagano Honored For Long Career In Public Service

mar26joepaganohonored1Galeton Area Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to long-time public servant Joe Pagano during a surprise ceremony at last Saturday night’s annual awards dinner. He’s shown with Chamber representative Janet Dimon. Pagano has been involved in countless community projects over the years, including an active role with Galeton Rotary Club.

He’s also respected for his work as director of redevelopment for the Potter County Redevelopment Authority. Pagano administers the federal Community Development Block Grant program for the Potter County Board of Commissioners and assists local townships and boroughs, as well as employers, with state and federal grant/loan programs.

Roulette Woman Unhurt In Bolivar Crash On Thursday

Roll over accident in Bolivar

Kathryn Ross Photo
Daily Reporter

A one-car accident took place Thursday afternoon on County Route 18 in the Town of Bolivar.

A westbound vehicle, driven by Karen Yeager, 24 of Roulette, Pa., swerved off the road and rolled over into a ditch.

Amity-based State Police reported no charges or injuries.

The family of Sherrin L. Mead wishes to express our most sincere gratitude.

The family of Sherrin L. Mead wishes to express our most sincere gratitude for all the wonderful people who touched our lives both during Sherrie’s courageous battle with cancer and after her passing.

For all of you who prayed, called to touch base, visited, sat with us at the hospital, sent a card, provided an abundance of food, and offered moral support, there are no words sufficient to thank you.

Sherrie was truly blessed with a wealth of good friends. Special thanks to Dr. Al-Hattab and the absolutely amazing oncology nurses, the 4th floor nurses at BRMC who went above and beyond to accommodate us so that Sherrie could be surrounded by family, and Pastor Tony Egdell who has seen us through so much.

We love you all very much. Todd, Ashley, Megan, Josh, Shealeigh, Ryan, Kayla, Bailey, Anita and Zach.

Cory O. Pritt, 18, of Keating Summit Rd., Keating Summit, PA

KEATING SUMMIT- Cory O. Pritt, 18, of Keating Summit Rd., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (March 22, 2011) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born January 12, 1993, in Coudersport, PA, he was a son of Clarence “Sonny” O. and Kristie J. Page Pritt.

A lifetime resident of the area, he was a senior at the Austin High School, graduating class of 2011.

Surviving in addition to his parents paternal grandmother, Alma Madge Pritt of Scarbro, WV, and maternal grandfather, Harold L. Page of Coudersport, PA; are four brothers, Lawrence “Joe” Pritt of Kerrville, TX, Thomas W. Pritt of Center Point, TX, Matthew T. Pritt of Keating Summit, Shawn M. Pritt of Shinglehouse; two sisters, Jeanne L. (Daniel) Shaviler of Port Allegany, Amanda L. Pritt of Keating Summit; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday (Mar. 26, 2011) at the AUSTIN AREA SCHOOL GYM with Rev. John Baney, pastor, of the Keating Summit Methodist Church officiating.

Refreshments will follow the service.

Memorials can be made to the Keating Summit Methodist Church or Austin Fire Department.

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

Homemade Chili And Hot Chocolate Sale On Main St. In Oswayo

Homemade Chili and Hot Chocolate Sale Sunday March 27th In Oswayo

There will be a homemade chili and hot chocolate sale on Main St. in Oswayo on Sunday, 3/27 at noon until gone. Proceeds will benefit the 2011 Oswayo Easter Egg hunt. Also, there will be signups for subs to be delivered to peoples' homes on Sunday, 4/10. Donations will be taken and the prices are as follows:

Chili - $2.00 per bowl,
Hot chocolate - $1.00 per cup,
Subs - $6.50 each (choice of ham or turkey and various condiments)

The 2011 Oswayo Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, 4/16 at noon and all children ages 12 and under are welcome, with each child getting a prize bag. Hot dogs and refreshments will be sold on the premises (the old school house at 133 School St. in Oswayo). All proceeds of food sold at the hunt go to next year's hunt. As always thank you all for your support and we hope to see you there!

Jamie L. Stewart, 58, of 826 Interstate Parkway Bradford, PA

Jamie L. Stewart, 58, of 826 Interstate Parkway, passed away Friday, March 25th, 2011 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie.

Born April 17, 1952, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late James A. Bullock and Nancy (McFadden-Bullock) Thompson of Bradford who survives.

On September 12, 1975 in Arlington VA. she married James R. Stewart who died January 21, 2011.

Mrs. Stewart was a graduate of Bradford High School. She worked as an EMT in Foster Township for several years and then later as a home healthcare aide. She had volunteered at the Bradford Ecumenical Home helping with arts and crafts. She was a member of the Bolivar Drive Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Kristie Stewart (Bill) McWilliams, and Gabrielle Stewart all of Bradford, a son, David Allen Stewart of Olean, NY, a step daughter, Heidi Stewart (the late Bob) Bilz of Buffalo, NY, a sister, Jackie Bullock of Eldred, three grandchildren, two step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, husband, a daughter, Amie Joyce Mitchell who died January 1, 1997 and an infant son.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 1 to 3 & 6 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held at 8:00pm with Pastor Mike McAvoy, pastor of the Open Arms Community Church officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or American Heart Association 823 Filmore Ave. Erie, PA 16505 or Alzheimer's Association, 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501.

Online condolences may be made at

Structure Fire In West Clarksville

Structure Fire
At 4:35 pm on Friday, Firefighters from Clarksville, Cuba, and Friendship have been dispatched to a structure fire on County Route 40 near Rt. 305 in West Clarksville, NY. Richburg has been requested to send a tanker.

The structure is reported to be a garage.

One Car Rollover Crash On Rock City Road

Roll Over Crash
At 4:00 pm on Friday, Fire & EMS are responding to a one vehicle roll over accident on the Rock City Road at the Otto-Foster Township line. One occupant is reported.



BRADFORD, Pa. -- More than 30 health and safety related agencies will provide screenings and tests as well as demonstrations at the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Health Fair next week.

The event, sponsored by Pitt-Bradford’s Office of Health Services, is free and open to the public. It will be held Thursday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Free screenings include a mental health screening by Pitt-Bradford Counseling Services; body composition screening by the Pitt-Bradford Division of Sport and Exercise Science; and oxygen saturation screening conducted by the Great Lakes Home Healthcare Services.

Donnia & Co. will offer massage therapy, and Full Circle Complementary Therapy will present reiki massage, a technique used for stress reduction and relaxation.

Other vendors include Adagio Health; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services; American Cancer Society; Bradford Family YMCA; Bradford Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Services; BRMC Center for Diabetes and Nutrition Education; BRMC Health Beginnings Plus; BRMC School of Radiology; Canticle Farm; Center for Rural Health Practice; Community Blood Bank; Community Resources for Independence; Eye Care Professional Associates; Hamot Heart Institute; Kane Community Hospital; Lisa’s Hairport; Liv’s Livelihood; McKean County Dental Clinic; McKean County Visiting Nurse Association; Metz and Associates; Olean General Hospital Sleep Center; Panthers Against Tobacco; Pitt-Bradford Disability Resources; Pitt-Bradford Outdoor Recreation Club; Pitt-Bradford Student Nurse Organization; Pitt-Bradford Campus Police; Taking Off Pounds Sensibly; Veterans Affairs; Warren Dental Arts; and the YWCA Victim’s Resource Center.

For more information contact Lisa Hervatin in the Office of Health Service at 814-322-5272 or

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at 814-32-7609 or

Port Allegany Police Issue BOLO For Stolen Car

Car Stolen From Port Allegany

At 3:50 pm on Friday, Port Allegany Police Department has issues a bulletin to all law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for a car stolen from Port Allegany.

The car is described as a 1995 white Mercury Sable 4 door with a black pinstripe on one section and a light color pinstripe on the remainder of the car. The car contained 2 child safety seats in the vehicle.

It was last seen in Port Allegany at 4:45 pm Thursday.

Anyone with any information or if you see this car should contact 911 and refer to Port Allegany Police.



Clearfield County

Temporary signals to be placed as Mosquito Creek bridgework begins
Signals will be on Route 1011 and Route 879 near Karthaus

Clearfield – Area drivers will encounter temporary signals soon as
rehabilitation work gets underway on the Mosquito Creek Bridge in
Clearfield County.

The bridge is located on Route 1011 near the village of Karthaus

and the intersection with Route 879. Traffic signals will be in place on Route
1011(Karthaus/Piper Highway) and on the northbound ramp from Route 879.
Motorists are cautioned to slow down as they approach the signals and work
zone. Motorists should also be prepared to stop.

Two-way traffic will remain in effect on the bridge as the signals go into
flash mode on March 31. On April 4, the signals will be fully operational
and traffic will alternate turns across the bridge. Temporary concrete barrier
will also be in place through the work zone.

Work includes substructure concrete repairs, steel repairs, painting,
bearing replacement, and deck replacement. This bridgework is part of a $2.3
million contract to repair five bridges in Cameron, Clearfield, McKean and Potter
counties. Swank Associated Companies, Inc. is the A contractor on this
job. Work is expected to last through August.

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Found Large Male Dog

Dog reunited with his family

The dog that was found in the Mitchell Hollow Area has been reunited with his owner.
Special thanks to Dani and to Solomon's Word for making this happen.

Large male dog in Mitchell Hollow Area of Coudersport. Was seen running with another dog but other dog refused to approach people.
Please call 274-0383 and leave message.

William A. “Bill” Werstler, 84, of Austin, PA

William A. “Bill” Werstler, 84, of Austin, PA died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA.

Born on August 25, 1926 in Hartville, OH he was the son of Lawrence and Lucinda Royer Werstler.

Mr. Werstler had been employed as a stonecutter and heavy equipment operator with Levin Stone Co. in Ash Fork, Arizona for 50 years. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U. S. Army. Bill enjoyed traveling, especially to Alaska.

Surviving are two brothers, Larry Werstler of Austin and Ben Werstler of Bay Minette, Alabama, two sisters, Marguerite Claus and Joan Hill, both of Green Cove Springs, FL, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jack Werstler and Jim Werstler, and two sisters, Lois Rossman and Maxine Crawford.

At Mr. Werstler’s request there will be no visitation or formal services.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, of Coudersport. To share your fondest memories of Bill, visit

Karaoke Contest Finals Saturday Night At Mosch's In Coudersport

Kira Marie Leck Entertains At Olga Saturday Night

8 PM, Saturday, March 26 at Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro
Join Kira Marie Leck for her performance of traditional American and Irish folk, rock and pop from the 80s-00s, and original compositions on acoustic enjoyable accompaniment to seriously good food & drink at Olga Cafe & Bistro.

$3 cover for the concert. Please call (814) 260-9966 to make reservations to dine.

Wildfire Reported Behind 15 Maple Street In Roulette

2011 - 74733/25/20111:54 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE 15 MAPLE ST ROULETTE TWP

Wildfire Behind 15 Maple Street in Roulette

Police Seeking Information On Galeton Burglary Overnight

Seeking Info On Galeton Burglary
Members of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Pennsyvania State Police at Coudersport are on scene investigating a burglary that occurred at the Galeton Borough Building on Bridge Street in Galeton Borough overnight.

No further information is available at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Yoder is the investigator.

PennDOT posting most of Beautys Run Road in Lycoming County

Travel Advisory

PennDOT posting most of Beautys Run Road in Lycoming County

PennDOT advises motorists in Lycoming County that another state highway will be posted with a permanent, year-round, 10-ton weight restriction.

State Route 3026 (Beautys Run Road) is being posted in Lycoming Township, from Daughertys Run Road to Route 15 at the Hepburnville Interchange.

The posting is being made on the basis of a traffic-and-engineering study indicating that this highway may be damaged by the use of vehicles that exceed the restriction.

School buses and local-delivery trucks are exempted from the postings.

The posting will take effect as soon as the required signs are erected. A PennDOT maintenance crew will place the road posting signs in the near future.

In the meantime, motorists are reminded that the Beautys Run Road Bridge just west of Kinley Road is being posted today with a 3-ton weight limit. That bridge posting is effective as of today.

Barry D. Brown Announces Candidacy For District Judge In Cameron County


Barry D. Brown would like to announce his candidacy for the office of Magisterial District Judge; for Magisterial District 59-3-01, which includes the whole of Cameron County.

Barry is the son of Alvin H. and Marilyn Brown and is proud to be a lifelong resident of Cameron County. He resides in Emporium with his wife Michele, son Jacob, and daughter Katie. He is a Gulf War veteran (US Navy), a member of the Cameron County Memorial Detail, one of Bert Metz’s last Eagle Scouts, and has been involved in multiple youth sports programs, including youth baseball and basketball.

Brown has cross-filed as a candidate on both the Republican and Democratic ballots for the May 17th primary election.

Barry has received his state certification for the position of Magisterial District Judge (MDJ) in June of 2010 through the Pennsylvania Minor Judiciary Education Board. This certification course requires a proficiency in all of the following: Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Civil Law (Including Landlord-Tenant, Contract Law, and Trespass Law), Search and Seizure, Controlled Substance Laws, Laws of Evidence, the PA Constitution (as it applies to the legal system), Bail procedures, along with Courtroom procedures and PA Rules of Court.

In addition to the certification course, Barry has attended MDJ continuing education classes. These covered: PA Motor Vehicle Code Updates, Civil Law updates, PA Game Code changes, PA Dog Code, Oversized Vehicles and Permitting, Sales Tax Collection and Compliance, MDJ Office Audit, Criminal Law Updates, Insurance Fraud, Truancy Law, Updates on Evidentiary Laws and Search Warrants, and Procedural Fairness in the Courts. Furthermore Brown has been spending hours of his personal time in court, to gain a greater understanding of the role of a MDJ.

Brown also possesses the following criteria which are very important to the position of MDJ; a good understanding of his community and its citizens, honesty, integrity, morals, family values, and common sense. Also, being an avid sportsman has given Barry further insight and personal experience with the game laws, and how they are to be applied properly. Barry will continue to follow the example set by Cameron County’s current MDJ.

Cat Missing in Port Allegany,PA

Cat Missing in Port Allegany,PA

"Cat Missing in Port Allegany,PA the cat belongs to the spader/stuckeys she was last seen in Port Allegany, her name is "Fluff" she is white with gray spots. If you have found her please call 814.642.7377 or text me at 814.558.5494. Thanks You The Spader/Stuckeys.

Swiss Steak Dinner At Ulysses Fire HallToday



Clearfield County

Work to replace Irvona truss bridge begins next week

Clearfield – Work to replace the Irvona truss bridge on Route 53 will get
underway Monday with the placement of signage and daylight traffic control.

The new bridge is being built on a slightly different alignment, adjacent
to the existing truss. There should be no significant impacts to traffic at
this time, with motorists able to use the existing bridge. A local detour will
be in place later this spring as work progresses and PennDOT will provide a
project update prior to the detour.

Project work includes replacing the current bridge with a new, four-span,
concrete beam bridge, reconstruction of the Route 53/Route 3005 (St.
Lawrence Road) intersection, flood protection embankment, roadway paving, pavement markings and miscellaneous construction.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc. is the contractor on this $4
million job. All work is weather dependent.

The Irvona truss spans Clearfield Creek in the borough of Irvona,
Clearfield County. The truss is 71 years old; built in 1940. It is 274 feet long and
carries 4,412 vehicles a day.

PennDOT advises drivers to obey posted speed limits and follow detour

Route 287 Bridge replacement in Pine Township starts April 4

Travel Advisory

Route 287 Bridge replacement in Pine Township starts April 4

A $1 million bridge replacement project on Route 287 in Pine Township, Lycoming County, is scheduled to start April 4.

Prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. will first build a temporary roadway adjacent to the existing bridge to accommodate traffic during construction of the new bridge.

The contractor will remove the existing bridge over Bonnell Run, about two miles north of the Route 284 intersection, and build a new single-span precast concrete structure in its place. Work will also include reconstruction of the roadway approaches on either side with new pavement, new guiderail, and drainage improvements.

Motorists are asked to pay full attention to their driving when approaching and passing through the work zone.

This $1,023,456 contract is scheduled for completion by Aug. 19.

Route 61 closed at Route 890 east of Sunbury following crash

Travel Advisory


Route 61 closed at Route 890 east of Sunbury following crash

Fri. 8:30 a.m.

Motorists in the Sunbury area of Northumberland County are advised that Route 61 is currently closed at the intersection with Route 890 just east of Sunbury following a crash.

Traffic is being detoured onto Black Mill Road and Snydertown Road.

Route 61 may be closed until later this morning.

Passion Play Saturday, April 9, At Consistory In Coudersport

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Recycling Saving Potter County Money On Trash Disposal

County Offices Now Recycling
60 Percent Of Trash

Potter County’s Building and Grounds Maintenance Department reports that more than 60 percent of the trash being generated in county offices is now being recycled. This is saving money – it costs the county much less to dispose of recyclables – and it’s an environmentally responsible habit.

Employees use a “mixed recycling” bin to deposit paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, metal cans and more. The only items that are not recycled are food waste, plastic bags, window glass, light bulbs, foam packaging, tissues and aerosol cans.

Under a contract with Casella Waste Systems Inc., recyclables are trucked to Olean, N.Y., then transported to Geneva, N.Y., where Casella operates a massive separator that segregates the items for sale to various markets. Casella’s mixed recycling program is explained at this website (complete with a video):

Open House Sunday For Real Estate Auction In Coudersport



Gorgeous 3 story spacious 5,100 sq’ home with full finished basement with modern studio art ever large 2 car garage, situated on a deep 1 acre landscaped lot.

The first floor-spacio
us foyer with open cherry staircase and cherry raised panel trim. Large living room-French doors to the dining room-1/2 bath-awesome spacious kitchen with custom oak cabinets and counter tops with dining area. 2nd floor has 1 full bath and 1 oversized master bathroom with large whirlpool tub/corner curved glass shower-with 2nd floor laundry room. 4 nice full bedrooms-home features 3 zones of heating-2 zones of a.c. elaborate drainage system on appx. 1 acre lot with more adjoining property available. Property is zoned residential/commercial.

5% down deposit carbon certified funds off the hammer price. Also 5% buyer’s premium applied to hammer price—closing in 30 days. Broker participation welcome-must have your client register with auction co. 1 week prior to sale. Property will be sold to settle estate-and sells upon confirmation.


Ski Denton is still open

Ski Denton had plans of closing last Sunday but due to the winter weather will be open Saturday 3/26/11 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

$20 lift tickets & $10 rentals. Snowflake Poma & the double chair running, all trails are open. Visit

Don’t miss the end of season Spring skiing.

Program Promotes Healthier Lifestyle

County, Hospital, Schools Team
For Employee Health Program

Potter County has joined with Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and local school districts to address employee health issues. The voluntary “Steps to a Healthier You” program kicked off last week and continues through April 24.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is promoting the program, based on its findings that a healthier workforce is more productive, with less absenteeism and reduced medical costs for employers.

The program promotes a healthier lifestyle by tracking participants’ minutes of physical activity per day. Those in the program are tracking their time on a weekly basis using stopwatches. Participants will receive prizes and incentives. The winning location will receive a trophy at the conclusion of the program.

Potter County employees got off to an impressive start with the “Steps” program. Some 56 of the registered 74 employees exercised in one form or another for a combined 16,785 minutes. Highmark supports the program by providing the stopwatches and supplying information on exercise, diet and healthy living.

Reps From Local Municipalities Study Methods For Regulating Heavy Trucks

Local Governments Learn Options For Regulating Heavy Traffic

Potter County Today
News Releases from your
Potter County Commissioners

batterson1Municipal leaders from across Potter County attended a workshop on rural roads’ law enforcement and public safety issues Thursday at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. Growth of the natural gas industry has increased traffic on roads that were not designed for the greater volume or weight.

Corporal Sean Batterson (shown) from the Pennsylvania State Police barracks on Denton Hill was among the presenters. Approximately 70 township and borough representatives participated. Municipal officials learned how they can work with police to improve enforcement of laws pertaining to public safety and protection of roads and bridges from damage due to overweight and oversized vehicles.

Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich, who organized the workshop, distributed copies of a sample ordinance townships and boroughs might want to consider to regulate the travel of oversize or overweight vehicles on municipal-owned roads. She can be reached for more information at 274-8254.

Corporal Batterson emphasized that state police are willing to patrol the roads where violations are likely to occur and issue citations, but townships also have responsibilities. “The most important thing to remember is that we’re doing this for safety and to protect our roads,” he said. “We’ve seen these developments already in Bradford and Tioga counties. It’s a learning process for all of us and there are going to be some growing pains.” State Police and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have also launched Operation FracNET, a dedicated enforcement operation focusing on commercial vehicles hauling equipment and waste water from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operationsbatterson21. Police teams check vehicle braking systems, exterior lighting and other equipment that plays a role in operational safety, as well as whether drivers possess the appropriate operator licenses. DEP inspects for issues pertaining to vehicle weight, waste hauler authorizations and standards for maintaining safe and secure loads.

Overwhelming Majority Of Pennsylvanians Want Tax On Marcellus Gas

Two-thirds of Pennsylvania voters support tax on gas from Marcellus Shale



March 24, 2011, 5:00PM
A new poll shows a strong majority of Pennsylvania voters — of all political persuasions — support a tax on the gas being extracted from the Marcellus Shale. More than two-thirds — 70 percent — of voters across the state support the tax, including 62 percent of registered Republicans, according to the poll conducted by Susquehanna Polling Research. A... Full story »

Bill Would Require 2 Miles Between Gas Well Pads

Lawmaker wants to limit space between Marcellus drilling sites



March 24, 2011, 5:07PM
A state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require drilling sites in the Marcellus Shale to be two miles apart. “Gas companies are drilling more wells than necessary and not considering their impact on the environment,” said Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware County, the author of the bill. Vitali chose the two-mile spacing because wells can be drilled a mile... Full story »

Virginia W. Duty, 75, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium PA formerly of Florida

Virginia W. Duty, 75, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium formerly of Florida died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Thursday (March 24, 2011) morning.

She was born March 12, 1936 in Sussex, New Jersey a daughter of the late Banesse and Rebecca Smith Wright.

In Virginia she married the late Robert Duty.

Mrs. Duty moved from Florida to Emporium to make her home with her great niece Heidi Kennedy and her husband John. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, being on the computer and enjoyed spending time with her great nieces and nephew.

Several Nieces & nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Banesse and Rebecca Smith Wright
Husband: Robert Duty
3 Sisters and 1 Brother

There will be No Visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be announced.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Coudersport Boys 5th & 6th grade basketball

Pictured from left to right: frontrow - Elliott Hite, Justin Andrus, David Rigas, Dalton Keglovits (manager),Eli Trimbur, Dillon Keglovits. Back row - Garret Morey, Chase Whitman,Jared Green, Max Vicini, Derek Keglovits, Aaron Wolfinger. Not in picture-Michael Kane, Collin Morey (manager).

Coudersport Boys 5th & 6th grade basketball recently concluded their season.
They finished with an impressive 21-2 record. They participated in four tournaments, winning three of the four. Their tournament titles included the FAAST Tournament, Canaseraga Tournament, and the Hill-Warner American Legion Tournament. They also took third place at the Olean Archbishop Walsh Tournament in the Big School Division.The team was coached by Erik Keglovits, James Rigas, Shawn Wolfinger & David Andrus.

4 County Lease Meeting Tonight At 6:30 At Shinglehouse Fire Hall

One Car Crash Reported Near Alma Pond

One Car MVA Near Alma Pond
At 4:38 pm on Thursday, Wellsville Rescue and Ambulance are responding to a one car motor vehicle accident on County Road 38 near Alma Pond. A second Wellsville ambulance has been dispatched to the scene.

At 4:48 pm--Places this accident 1 mile from South Bolivar Road on County Road 18. A report from the scene indicates a rollover crash with one person self-extricated. Bolivar has been dispatched as it is in their Fire District.

Wellsville Units RECALLED

PennDOT posting 13 more roads in Tioga County

Travel Advisory

PennDOT posting 13 more roads in Tioga County

PennDOT advises motorists in Tioga County that 13 more roads will soon be posted with permanent, year-round, 10-ton weight restrictions.

The following state highways will get the weight restrictions along the sections noted:

State Route 1008 (Ashley Hill Road) in Richmond Township, from Route 549 to the Sullivan Township line;

State Route 1015 (Station Road) in Lawrence Township, from Buckwheat Hollow Road to the New York state line;

State Route 1028 (Buckwheat Hollow Road) in Jackson Township, the remaining section from Woodford Road to the New York state line;

State Route 1030 (Cowanesque Street, Mann Hill Road) in Tioga Township and Tioga Borough, from Oak Lane Road to Route 287;

State Route 2004 (Roaring Branch Road) in Union Township, from the Lycoming County line to Route 14;

State Route 2012 (Mae Case Road) in Union Township, from West Union Street to the Bradford County line;

State Route 3002 (Watrous Street) in Gaines Township, from Elk Run Road to Route 6;

State Route 3003 (Phoenix Road) in Gaines Township, from Route 6 to the Potter County line;

State Route 3011 (Shumway Hill Road) in Charleston Township, the remaining quarter-mile section immediately south of Route 6;

State Route 3013 (Plank Road) in Morris Township, from Nauvoo Road to the township section of Plank Road;

State Route 3021 (Greenwood Street) in Wellsboro, from Balsam Road at the borough line to Route 660;

State Route 4001 (Wattles Run Road) in Clymer Township, from Route 349 to Butler Road;

State Route 4001 (Potter Brook Road) in Westfield Township, from Potter Brook Spur Road to Route 49;

State Route 4019 (Holden Street, Camp Brook Road) in Osceola Township, from Holden Brook Road to the New York state line.

The postings are being made on the basis of traffic and engineering studies indicating that these highways may be damaged by the use of vehicles that exceed the restriction.

School buses and local-delivery trucks are exempted from the postings.

The postings will take effect as soon as the required signing is erected. A PennDOT maintenance crew will begin placing the road posting signs on April 7.



BRADFORD, Pa. – More than two dozen employers will be on hand at the annual career fair at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Tuesday, March 29, to discuss current and prospective employment and internship opportunities.

The 25th annual career fair, which is sponsored by the Office of Career Services, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. No pre-registration is required, but those attending the fair should bring copies of their resume and dress in appropriate business attire. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Holly Spittler, associate dean of student affairs and director of career services, said, “Pitt-Bradford’s annual career fair provides a nice opportunity for regional employers to meet with a variety of prospective job seekers in one convenient setting. Job seekers benefit, too, by being able to network with a large number of employers under one roof.”

Businesses and agencies attending the fair include Abraxas I of Marienville; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Inc. of Port Allegany; Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems Inc. of Bradford; Bradford Area School District; Casella Waste Services; Evergreen Elm Inc. of Bradford; Federal Correctional Institution – McKean; McKean County Adult Probation; Northwest Savings Bank; PA CareerLink – McKean County; North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission; Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement;

Pennsylvania General Energy Co. of Warren; St. Bonaventure University Graduate Studies of Allegany, N.Y.; Pennsylvania Department of Corrections – State Correctional Institution Forest of Marienville; Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel of Salamanca, N.Y.; Seneca Battalion ROTC of St. Bonaventure, N.Y.; Social Security Administration of Olean, N.Y.; U.S. Army; Universal Well Services; University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Allegheny National Forest; Vivint Security; WESB/WBRR of Bradford; and Zito Media of Coudersport.

George William "Bill" Gray, 74, San Antonio, TX, Bolivar Native

San Antonio, TX - George William "Bill" Gray, 74, died Tuesday (March 1, 2011) in San Antonio, Where he had been a resident for the past seven years.

A memorial service was held March 7, 2011, at the Oxford United Methodist Church in San Antonio.

Born Jan. 17, 1937, in Bolivar, NY, he was a son of Daniel T. and Helen Buckhout Gray.

Bill loved his hometown and wrote a book about it entitled "Growing up in Bolivar," available at the Bolivar Oil Museum.

He graduated from Bolivar Central School in 1954 and was a civil engineering graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He served with the U.S. Army following college education.

Bill was an accomplished engineer, working in a number of states and in Ecuador and Venezuela.

Surviving are his son, Douglas (Ivette) Gray, and his beloved granddaughter, Sierra Gray, all of San Antonio; and his sister, Miriam Gray of Bolivar with whom he had a close relationship.

A memorial service will be held April 20, 2011, at 4 p.m. in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to the Bolivar Pioneer Oil Museum, P.O. Box 332, Bolivar, NY 14715.

Fire In Basement Of Vacant House Under Investigation

Police Investigating Cause of City Fire

LinkInvestigators are still looking into the cause of a fire that damaged a vacant School Street House Wednesday afternoon.

The building owned by Guilder Investments of Springville, New York, has been unoccupied since March 6, according to a news release sent to WESB and The HERO.

Bradford City firefighters were able to contain the fire to the basement area of the building. Damage is estimated at $10,000.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Bradford City Police at 368-6133 or the State Police Fire Marshal at 776-6136.