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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Towanda Rally Calls For Moratorium On Drilling

People rally for temporary moratorium on drillingLink
BY ERIC HRIN (Staff Writer)
Published: April 23, 2011

TOWANDA - Shouts of "Save Our Water" and applause followed a rally Friday in Towanda as a group of about 50 people called for a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling.

Held across the road from the Chesapeake office, the protestors called for the temporary moratorium until the blowback incident this week at the Chesapeake natural gas well site in LeRoy Township has been "thoroughly investigated and the full impact has been properly assessed." They contend the need for action is immediate. More...

Editor's note: Eric Hrin is a staff writer for the Daily Review. He is located right in the middle of the gas drilling activity in Bradford County. His stories are from the grassroots level, not from a faraway city newspaper. There are lessons to be learned by following his stories, for adjoining counties where the drilling has not yet become so intense.

I recommend that you follow the links and read the whole story so you can see what's headed our way.

There are very few local remedies for municipalities as far as location of these wells and associated pipelines, compressor stations and etc. Zoning is the only thing that trumps the state oil & gas law and Coudersport borough is the only place in Potter county that has it. Bradford county didn't have it either and now their residents are suffering the consequences.

The time to take action is NOW before it is TOO LATE!!

2 Vehicle MVA On Prentisvale Road

Accident Reported On Prentisvale Road
At 9:37 pm on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept., and Otto Township Ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a 2 vehicle motor vehicle accident near 2060 Prentisvale Road in Eldred Township.

On scene report indicates 3 patients. A medical helicopter is airborne to a landing zone at UPB in Bradford.

Vernon R. Ingham, Sr., 86, of Clara, formerly of Coudersport, PA

Vernon R. Ingham, Sr.

CLARA, PA---Vernon R. Ingham, Sr., 86, of Clara, formerly of Coudersport, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a brief illness.

Born February 2, 1925 in Chester, he was a son of Herbert V. and Gladys Caples Ingham. On November 11, 1982 in Coudersport, he married the former Beverly A. Albney, who died on May 16, 2009.

Mr. Ingham attended Upper Pottstown High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving as a seaman/deck foreman on the USS Yosemite AD-19 from 1944 to 1946.

Prior to the war, he was employed by the former Pine Forge Steel Company in Pine Forge, by Mrs. Smith’s Pie Company in Pottstown and by West Motor Freight Company as a truck driver in Boyertown. After the war he was employed by Walter F. Schwab Oil Company in Pottstown for 27 years and later by General Supply Company in Pottstown. After moving to Coudersport, he owned and operated the former Center Arco. He was later employed by Jones Motor Freight in Spring City in building maintenance.

Mr. Ingham was an avid hunter, enjoyed working in his gardens, and loved animals.

Surviving are seven children: Sandra L. (Joseph) Pereni of Pottstown, Joyce (Marvin) Rosen of Chester Springs, Sharon (John) Semet of Boyertown, Vicki (George) Dallas of Pottstown, Vern (Cathy) Ingham of Phoenixville, Jace (Michelle) Ingham of Elizabethtown, and Scott (Teena) Ingham of Waynesboro, VA; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Ingham was predeceased by his parents.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 9 to 11 a.m. at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Robert N. Hubbard, pastor of the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle, will officiate. Burial will be in Clara Cemetery.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle, 1127 Route 44, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Percy L. House, 87, of Bellefonte, formerly of Emporium, PA

Percy L. House, 87, of Bellefonte, formerly of Emporium died at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College, on Friday night.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium on Monday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11:00 AM.

Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

The Full Obituary will be online Sunday afternoon.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

West End Trail Blazers Clean Up The Village

Snowmobile Club Observes Earth Day

Earth Day April 22, five members of the West End Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club picked up trash on Main Street in the village of Roulette.

The Pa. Dept. of Transportation supplies the trash bags and the pick up of the trash. The Club has been doing this for quite a few years.

A special thank you to the members for honoring this day.

Anti-Fracking Protestors At Legislative Breakfast In Wellsboro

A group of concerned citizens protest in front of the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro as local and state officials meet for a legislative breakfast event inside.
Photo courtesy Laurie Barr

Towanda Families Protest Ruined Water Supplies

Families blast gas exploration

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

TOWANDA - Just a few days after a Chesapeake natural gas drilling site flowback fluid spill contaminated pasture land and spilled into Towanda Creek here, Attorney Todd O'Malley led a group of about four dozen protesters, many of them who have had their water spoiled - they say by natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale - in a protest across the street from Chesapeake's headquarters here Friday. More...

Stroud said she finally went to a doctor after she became so ill her hair started falling out and she was unable to perform her job because her muscles were weak and she was experiencing severe tremors in her hands. She also experienced a racing heart, high blood pressure and stomach cramps.

The water test revealed high doses of lead, strontium, barium, arsenic, radium and other chemicals, she said, and she immediately stopped drinking the water, but the damage had been done.

Businesses Damaged In Blaze On DuBois Beaver Drive

Tri-County Sunday Friday, April 22, 2011
DuBOIS - A fire damaged a single-story strip mall in DuBois Friday.DuBois Fire Chief John …
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Hit & Run Driver Arrested For DUI

Hit & Run In Sweden Valley
Sweden Township Police Department was dispatched to the Sweden Valley Inn Friday for a report of a hit & run involving a green Jeep heading west on Route 6.

Officer notified other law enforcement and Coudersport Borough Police located the vehicle with a matching registration at Mosch's Tavern.

After further investigation, the operator was arrested for DUI and Hit & Run after a blood test determined he was over the legal limit. Charges will be filed in District Court 55-3-01.

Vehicle Off The Roadway

At 12:27 PM on Sat station 8 and ambulance 16 were dispatched to Rew Hill near Holly Dr. for a vehicle off the roadway. No one around the vehicle.

Enjoy Your Easter Sunday Dinner At The Hilltop Stop

Vehicle Into A Tree On Rt. 66

Address: ROUTE 948 and ROUTE 66
Cross Streets: ROUTE 948 * HICKEY RD
4/23/2011 1:07:28 AM


Garage Sale In Roulette Saturday

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Pre-Order Lawn Equipment For Huge Savings At BG's Engine Clinic

PennDOT posting four roads in Lycoming County

Travel Advisory
PennDOT posting four roads in Lycoming County

PennDOT is advising motorists in Lycoming County that four roads will soon be posted with permanent, year-round, 10-ton weight restrictions.

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

• SR 2042 (East Lime Bluff Road) in Muncy Creek and Muncy townships, from Beacon Light Road to Lime Bluff Road;

• SR 3009 (Spook Hollow Road) in Piatt and Woodward townships, from Route 220 to West Line Road;

• SR 3010 (Emerys Church Road) in Woodward Township, from West Line Road to Queneshaque Road;

• SR 3011 (West Line Road) in Piatt and Woodward townships, from Pine Run Road to Emerys Church Road.

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

Towanda Man Unhurt When Pickup Hits 2 Deer

Pickup Hit 2 Deer
A Towanda man was uninjured after his pickup truck hit two deer April 13th at 7:45 pm on Route 872, a little south of Sunrise Court, in Grove Township.

Jonathan M. Regan, 23, of Towanda, PA, was driving a 2006 Ford F-150 north on Rt. 872 when 3 deer entered the roadway from the right side. Two of the deer were impacted by the pickup.

Regan was wearing a seat belt and and was not hurt. The truck sustained minor damage to it's headlight and fender.

Emporium Woman Charged In Disorderly Incident

Woman Refused To Stop Yelling
An Emporium woman was charged by troopers with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest on April 14th at 2:55 am.

Lisa Putt, Emporium, PA, was charged after State Police were called to 112 South Broad Street in Emporium borough about a loud noise complaint. Upon arriving at the scene, Putt was discovered yelling at another individual in the early morning hours, and refused to stop yelling at a troopers request.

Putt was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

Keys Found Near Emporium

Keys Found In Emporium Intersection
A set of 7 miscellaneous styled keys with a purple "D" style key ring were found at the intersection of Route 120 and Rt. 155 in Shippen Township, Cameron County on April 14th.

The owner may claim the keys by contacting PA State Police in Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Post Hole Digger Stolen On Wykoff Road

Shed Pried Open
Unknown actor(s) pried open a shed door and removed a post hole digger belonging to Richard Helm of Green Lane, PA, and located at 7694 Wykoff Road in Gibson Township between April 10 and 14th according to a release from Emporium PSP.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Troopers Called To Jubilee Lot In Coudersport

Disorderly Conduct
State Police were called to an incident of Disorderly Conduct on Thursday at 2:30 am in the parking lot of the Jubilee Market in Coudersport Boro.

Unknown actor(s) got into a verbal altercation in the parking lot and then fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP at 814-274-8690. Trooper Uhl is the investigator.

Take 3 Performs At Olga In Coudersport Saturday Night

DEP Handled Chesapeake With Kid Gloves

Advocate: Driller’s fines low


Times LeaderLink

A state environmental advocate said Friday that Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has handled natural gas driller Chesapeake with kid gloves in the past and should fine the company heavily for any violations related to a blowout in Bradford County.

A blowout Wednesday at Chesapeake’s Atgas H2 well in LeRoy Township, Bradford County, spilled a reported 30,000 gallons of salt-saturated and chemical-laced produced water from the well pad and into a tributary of Towanda Creek.

Crews successfully plugged the leak Thursday, and Chesapeake has been sent a notice of violation by DEP.

Jan Jarrett, president of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, more.....

One Car Crash In Lafayette Township

Ambulance For Rt. 219 Crash
At 10:35 pm on Friday, Bradford City Ambulance has been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Rt. 219, a quarter mile south of Tacks Inn.

Chief 21 is on scene requesting an ambulance to check the patient out.

Coudersport 7 - Smethport 6

Coudersport first baseman Vince Marzo attempts to tag the Smethport runner.
Smethport catcher Al Myers.
Jory Oakerlund was the starting pitcher for Smethport.
John Michael Rigas pitches for Coudersport.

Paul Burdick Sports Images

Photography sale to benefit cancer center

Photography sale to benefit cancer center

From left, Marcia Austin, Tammy Huey, and Theresa Robinson display photography by Elaine Appleby Russell that is for sale at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. All proceeds will be donated to the PCCC. As a cancer survivor, as well as having several friends and family have cancer, this is an issue close to her heart. Russell grew up in Coudersport, retired from nursing in 2003, and has been focusing on her art career since then. She graduated from the New York Institute of Photography in 1990 and has been selling her work since 1986. Her work has been featured in several galleries, magazines, and publications throughout the US. Most recently, she was published in the book “365,” was featured in a show at the Charming Wall Gallery in New York City, and had a photograph featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Artful Blogging magazine. You can read more about her at


Satur Farms, LLC Recalls Satur Farms Cilantro Because of Possible Health Risk

Doctor's CarbRite Diet Issues Allergy Alert on Certain Chocolate Brownie Flavored Bars

Colosimo named Alumni Award of Distinction winner


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Alumni Association will honor Dr. Lee Colosimo with its PBAA Alumni Award of Distinction for outstanding professional achievement and exemplary service to the community.

The award will be presented by Dr. Livingston Alexander, university president, and Chris Luke, PBAA president and 1995 graduate, during commencement exercises on Sunday, May 1.

“I’m thrilled to join the PBAA in presenting the Alumni Award of Distinction to Dr. Colosimo, one of the most accomplished and decorated physicians in the country,” Alexander said.

“That Dr. Colosimo received his educational foundation at Pitt-Bradford and Bradford Area High School speaks volumes about the longstanding quality of those local educational institutions.”

Colosimo, a cardiovascular, thoracic and endovascular surgeon in Houston, Texas, was nominated by Beverly and Fred Gallup.

A Bradford native, Colosimo attended Pitt-Bradford from 1965-66 and continued his studies at the University of Pittsburgh, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1969. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1973 and completed an internship and residency in surgery at Presbyterian University Hospital.

He has practiced in the Houston area since 1979 and is a member of many medical associations and societies.

Colosimo has received many professional acknowledgements, including being named by several publications to lists of top doctors. In 2004, he was named by H Texas magazine as one of the Top 486 Best Doctors in Houston. He was also included in the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” in 2004 and 2005 and the Consumers’ Research Council’s “Guide to America’s Top Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons” in 2009.

Candidates for the Alumni Award of Distinction must have attended Pitt-Bradford, but may have moved on to graduate from other institutions. Candidates are evaluated based on their level of professional achievement and service to the community. Nominations can be submitted by any member of the Pitt-Bradford community, including alumni, faculty, staff, administration, students and advisory board members.

Last year Pitt-Bradford honored another physician, Dr. Jill Owens.

For more information on the Alumni Award of Distinction, visit

CCMH residents receive Easter cards

CCMH residents receive Easter cards

A representative from Emporium’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church visited Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation residents to deliver Easter cards this week.

Program organizer Sissy Miller delivers the “sunshine cards” throughout the year and also visit residents at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor and Grove House. Pictured, from left, are Eva Connors and Sissy Miller.

Governor Names Joe DeMott To Funding Advisory Commission For Transportation

Governor Corbett Announces Transportation Funding Advisory Commission
Report Expected by August

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett announced today that he has signed an executive order creating a Transportation Funding Advisory Commission to develop innovative solutions to Pennsylvania’s mounting transportation funding challenges.

“We need a comprehensive, strategic blueprint for how we pay for years of underinvestment in our roads, bridges, and mass transit systems, and I have directed PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch to lead the commission to explore our financial options,” Corbett said.

“Pennsylvanians expect and deserve to have a transportation system that improves not just their safety, but their overall quality of life. The time has come to put a financial plan in place that not only addresses our transportation needs but also takes into account our nation’s energy objectives and realities.”

The governor tasked the group to make its recommendations by Aug. 1. The panel’s first meeting will be on April 25. Named to the commission were:

• Patrick Henderson - Commonwealth Energy Executive
• Michael Krancer – acting Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection
• Alan Walker – Secretary, Department of Community & Economic Development
• Charles Zogby - Commonwealth Budget Secretary
• Janet Anderson - Northwest Regional Planning and Development Commission
• Richard Barcaskey - Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania
• John Brenner - Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities
• Tom Caramanico - McCormick Taylor Inc.
• J. Randolph Cheetham - CSX Transportation
• James Decker - Stroud Township
• Joe DeMott - McKean County commissioner
• Richard Farr - Pennsylvania Public Transit Association/York County Transportation Authority
• Mike Fesen - Norfolk Southern Corp.
• Michael Flanagan - Clinton County Economic Partnership
• Elam Herr - Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
• Dale High - High Industries, Inc.
• Kevin Johnson - SEPTA
• Robert Kinsley - Kinsley Construction Co.
• Robert Latham - Associated Pennsylvania Constructors
• Frederick LaVancher - Tioga County
• Tom Lawson - Borton-Lawson Architecture & Engineering
• Ted Leonard - Pennsylvania AAA Federation
• Brad Mallory - Michael Baker Corp.
• Ron Marino - Citigroup Infrastructure
• Hugh Mose - Centre Area Transportation Authority
• Ross Myers - American Infrastructure
• Tim Reddinger – Clarion County commissioner
• Carol Rein - Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
• Jim Runk - Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association
• Robert Shaffer - Aviation Advisory Committee/Dubois Airport
• Craig Shuey - Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
• Jeff Stover - SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority
• Rob Wonderling - Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
• Dennis Yablonsky - Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
• Jeff Zell - Zell Engineers, Inc.

“I am grateful to all the commission members for contributing their time, knowledge and insight to helping Pennsylvania move toward a new decade of transportation improvements,” said Schoch. “I am committed to delivering a sound and effective blueprint for funding our state’s transportation investments that benefits our economy and our residents.”

The commission’s materials can be found at or at the PennDOT website,, under the TFAC button. The commission also has established an email address,, to accept public comments.

The commission’s first meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 25 in Room 105 of the Rachel Carson Office Building, 4th and Market streets, Harrisburg. Overflow seating will be in the second-floor auditorium.

Sallades Donate Fundraiser Proceeds to Cancer Center

Bill Sallade presents a check to Marcia Austin, Theresa Robinson and Kari Karpinski at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center.

The funds will benefit patients at the PCCC and were raised during the fourth annual Kathy Sallade Memorial 9-ball Pool Tournament in February. Mrs. Sallade loved pool and always thought of others before herself, even while undergoing cancer treatment.

The annual tournament will continue to benefit PCCC patients. To donate toward the fund, contact CCMH’s fund development at 274-5204.

Ralph P. Campogiani, Sr., 93 of Lehigh Acres, FL, formerly of Bradford, PA

Ralph P. Campogiani, Sr., 93 of Lehigh Acres, FL, formerly of Bradford, passed away on Tuesday April 12, 2011 at the Lehigh Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on January 5, 1918 in Corydon, the son of the late Nazzareno and Lucia Pedacchio Campogiani.

He was a 1936 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II; who served in the European Theatre.

He had been employed by A.Z. Greenberg, Dresser Manufacturing, owned and operated the former Campogiani Grocery Store for 25 years and worked at the J.C. Penney store for ten years.

In the 1960’s he managed teams in the Pony League and the Senior Division of the Little League.

He was a member of the LaStella Lodge for 73 years, the Italian Festival Committee; where he volunteered for many years and a 75 year member of the AAA.

He enjoyed playing bocci and cards at the Senior Center in Lehigh Acres; he also enjoyed playing cards and bingo at the Lehigh Sterling House where he lived his last years.

He is survived by one daughter, Beverly (Albert) Cobb, three sons, Ralph (Lorrie) Campogiani, Jr., Dennis (Kaye) Campogiani, all of Lehigh Acres, FL, Steven (Anne) Campogiani, Bradford, nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife of 57 years, Josephine Pascale Campogiani, his second wife of 11 years, Delia Chelli, five sisters and one grandson, Ralph Campogiani, III.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. where a prayer service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM in the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Leo Gallina as celebrant. A Christian Wake service will be held at 8:30 PM Tuesday in the funeral home.

Entombment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Members of the LaStella Lodge will call as a group at 7:00 PM Tuesday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions in his memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, PA 16505, The Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Pennsylvania Game Commission News Links

News and Media

HUNTERS/TRAPPERS WILL BE ABLE TO ‘PHONE IT IN’Toll-free phone number for harvest reports available beginning April 25
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that, just in time for the 2011 spring gobbler season, hunters can add toll-free telephone reporting to the list of methods of submitting harvest reports to the

HARRISBURG – Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state’s 2010 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian.

DEP: $538,000. Awarded For Programs "To Keep Pennsylvania A Beautiful Place"

DEP Awards Grants to Promote Environmental Education, Stewardship, Renewable Energy

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it has awarded more than $538,000 in Environmental Education Grants to 102 non-profits, schools, universities and conservation districts across Pennsylvania.

Grant recipients will use the funding to develop projects such as hosting sustainability workshops, holding nature programs for children, and implementing environmental education programs in their communities.

“Knowledge is power and we want to give communities the pow
er to become more active in protecting the environment,” DEP acting Secretary Michael Krancer said. “These programs will help Pennsylvanians of all ages to learn more about what we can do to promote sustainability and to help keep Pennsylvania a beautiful place.”

The grant program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993, which mandates setting aside 5 percent of the pollution fines and penalties DEP collects annually for environmental education in Pennsylvania.

For more information on environmental education, visit and click “Environmental Education. “

Editor’s Note: Grant recipients and award amounts are listed HERE.

A quick check didn't find any grants listed for anyone in Potter, Tioga, McKean or Cameron County.

Library Quilt Raffle for Maple Festival

DEP Announces Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects Grant Opportunity

DEP Announces Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects Grant Opportunity

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications for projects to be funded by the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (AFIG). The program makes available $4 million in grants to assist in funding eligible projects that use or produce biofuels, alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles, or that deploy fuel-saving technology in the transportation sector.

“Pennsylvania has always been a pioneer in energy,” DEP acting Secretary Michael Krancer said. “Providing assistance to the early adopters of cleaner technologies across the state is an advantage for everyone.”

Funding is available for school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions of the state, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in the state.

Approved projects for these organizations must work to retrofit fleet vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, purchase alternative fuel vehicle for a fleet, install fleet refueling equipment for alternative fuel vehicles, or support next-phase advanced research, development and training related to alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.

Funding is also available for school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions and nonprofit entities to subsidize the purchase of biofuel and provide refueling and storage equipment or related tank cleaning.

The AFIG program was established in 1992 under Act 166. By law, the program receives approximately $5 million to $6 million annually from the General Fund. The amount of funding is equal to 0.25 mills of the utilities gross receipts tax collected during each fiscal year.

The application deadline is 4 p.m., Friday, June 17. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Visit the state’s eGrants site at to apply. No costs for approved projects may be incurred prior to July 1.

For more information, visit and click “Grants and Loans,” or contact Carmen LaRosa or Mark Brojakowski at DEP’s Office of Energy and Technology Deployment at 717-783-8411.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Hannah Penman of Olean, N.Y., a sport and recreation management major at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, presented a paper on Muslim women in sports earlier this month.

Penman presented her paper, “The Obstacles Muslim Women Face When Attempting to Participate in Sport” at the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies annual undergraduate research symposium in Pittsburgh.

She wrote her paper for the Religion and Culture course taught by Dr. Michael Stuckart, associate professor of anthropology.

Her paper discusses the challenges of encouraging women’s sports and physical activity within the confines of traditional Islam, which requires women to be modest at all times. She also discusses possible solutions, including gender specific tournaments and redesigned sportswear.

Penman wrote that sports are being and can be used as a vehicle for social change in the Muslim world with some success.

She will spend this summer at the University of Leeds in London, where her studies will include the 2012 Olympics.

Bridge work resumes on Route 6 at Sylvania, then Route 187

Bridge work resumes on Route 6 at Sylvania, then Route 187

Work being done under a bridge rehabilitation contract at two sites in Bradford County resumes next week.

Beginning next week, work will resume at the Route 6 Bridge project over Sugar Creek in the Borough of Sylvania, to be followed by work at the Route 187 Bridge over Bullard Creek in Rome Township.

At both sites, the temporary pavement that was placed last year will be removed and replaced with the final pavement.

Traffic will be controlled by flaggers at both sites. Motorists are urged to pay full attention to their driving when approaching and passing through the work zones.

All work is expected to be completed by mid-May.

This is part of a $2 million contract with L. C. Whitford Co., Inc. involving major rehabilitation work on three state bridges in the county. Most of the work was performed last year.

Roulette Library & Recycling Hours Change For This Weekend

Roulette Library & Recycling Hours Change

“Due to circumstances beyond control, the Roulette Public Library will not open until 1:00PM on Saturday April 23, 2011 and will be CLOSED all day on Sunday April 24, 2011 for Easter to allow the staff to spend the holiday with their families.

This also means that the recycling program will not be available in the morning on Saturday, or at all on Sunday. We will be open for normal business hours on Monday, April 25, 2011.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause our patrons and wish everyone a very Happy Easter.

Roulette Public Library Staff”

Dog Found In Roulette

Found in Roulette--

A young male wire haired terrier type dog wandered in to our garage sale on Main Street in Roulette.


Potter-Tioga Maple Festival May 6th and 7th

Potter-Tioga Maple Festival

Potter County is on the front page of the Harrisburg Patriot News today, literally! 50,000 "post-it" notes featuring the Potter-Tioga Maple Festival were stuck to the front page and are being distributed to 18 zip codes in and around Harrisburg.

Anyone who brings one of the notes to the Potter County booth during the festival (May 6 & 7) will receive some special Potter County gifts.

Eat Your Easter Sunday Dinner At The Hilltop Stop

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Activists Groups Announce Press Conference Friday By Attorney In Towanda

Attorney To Call For Moratorium
A press conference will be held by Attorney Todd O'Malley from 1:00-1:30 pm Friday, April 22nd across the street from Chesapeake Headquarters on Main Street in Towanda.

O'Malley will call on Governor Corbett to cancel all permits and place a moratorium on Chesapeake.

Bottles of contaminated drinking well water, each marked with the name of the affected family, will be sent to Tina Pickett.

People Magazine is expected to be there.

All concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.

Purchases Made On Man's Credit Card

Identity Theft Investigation
An incident of Theft-Fraud-Forgery is under investigation by troopers at Coudersport.

Police say someone made purchases using a credit card owned by David Robert Alward, Jr. of 728 Baker Hollow Road, Coudersport, PA.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Travis Trimbur at Coudersport PSP. Phone 814-274-8690.

Have You Seen Tom's Cellphone?

Lost Cellphone Reported
A Westfield man reported he lost his cellphone on February 5, 2011 at 3030 Route 49 in Harrison Township, Potter County.

The phone is a Samsung and belongs to Thomas Earl Haner of that address.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Travis Trimbur is the investigator.

Garage Sale In Roulette This Weekend

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chesapeake Says They've Stopped Flow On Runaway Gas Well Frack

UPDATE: Fluid flow at Atgas 2H well in Leroy Township successfully stemmed

by Ask Chesapeake: Marcellus Shale
on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 10:13pm

At this time, Chesapeake personnel have successfully stemmed the flow of fluids from the Atgas 2H well. For safety reasons the well, which is currently in a secure state, will be closely monitored throughout the night. A further evaluation of the well's condition will be conducted in the morning and it is anticipated that final efforts will proceed to ultimately regain full structural control of the wellhead.

Late in the evening of April 19, Chesapeake Energy experienced an equipment failure while conducting completion operations on a Marcellus natural gas well operation in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

As a result of this equipment failure, brine water was released to the surface. While the majority of the brine water was controlled within containment structures on the site, portions of earthen berms surrounding the location were weakened by recent precipitation events and allowed some of the fluid to escape off of the location. By midday on April 20, full containment was reestablished, and all water flowing from the well was completely confined to the well location. Emergency-response procedures and many of Chesapeake’s best management practices in location design and construction, significantly minimized the impact. Tests by both Chesapeake and the Pennsylvania DEP indicate little, if any, impact upon local waterways and aquatic wildlife. Additional testing will be done in conjunction with DEP to fully assess and remediate any environmental impacts.

On Wednesday, efforts made by Chesapeake personnel and a well control specialist team made some progress, regaining partial control of the well and continuing successful containment of any produced water. Early Thursday, the well began to produce some natural gas as well control specialists began operations to completely seal the well.

Late Thursday afternoon, efforts to seal the leak and regain control of well pressure were successful. We will monitor the well overnight to assure stability. If conditions remain unchanged, as expected, efforts will commence in the morning to regain full control of the wellhead.

The cause of the equipment failure is undetermined at this time, and as a precaution Chesapeake has voluntarily shut down all completion activity in the Marcellus Shale in its Eastern Division. A full investigation will be conducted to determine the root cause of the failure, evaluate best management practices and make any and all necessary corrections before returning to normal operations.

We regret the incident and the inconvenience that it has caused neighboring families and the community. Even though the environmental impact appears to be minimal and temporary, we have zero tolerance for any accident, and we will make additional improvements to our operations if any opportunities for development are identified during the investigation.

We greatly appreciate the professional and responsive assistance of federal, state and local agencies that participated in these efforts.

Burglars Enter Camp On Whitney Creek Road

Camp Broken Into On Whitney Creek
Sometime between November 27, 2010 and Wednesday, someone broke into a seasonal camp by breaking a window and unlocking a door.

The burglary occurred at a camp owned by Frank McCardell of Stively Road, Strasburg, PA, and located along Whitney Creek Road in Hebron Township. It was not reported if there was anything stolen.

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

Burglar(s) Steal & Damage Property In Hector Township

Burglars Burned ATV
State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred between December 2, 2010 and Wednesday at 435 Downey Road in Hector Township, Potter County.

Unknown person(s) forced their way into a detached garage, and smashed beer bottles over equipment. Then the person(s) removed a helmet, an ATV, 5 used rims with tires, and four 5 gallon cans filled with gasoline. A face cord of cut firewood was also taken.

While on the property, the person(s) set the five tires in fire and then set the ATV on fire as well, dumping it into a pond on the property.

Edward Rolland Berger of Slatington, PA is the owner/victim of this crime.

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

Cell Phone Taken At Sweden Valley Manor

Theft By Unlawful Taking
An Austin woman is being charged with Theft and Receiving Stolen Property after she took possession of a cell phone belonging to Stephanie Dubots of Port Allegany.

State Police said Victoria Elwood, 20, of 1920 First Fork Road, Austin, PA, obtained possession of Dubots' cell phone on Monday between the hours of 6:30 am and 5:00 pm at Sweden Valley Manor in Eulalia Township.

Elwood began placing calls on the phone and then took the phone to her residence and failed to return it to the victim.

Trooper Savannah filed charges in District Court 55-3-01. The investigation is continuing.

PA House Returns To Session Tuesday, April 26

Continuing Mandate Relief for Municipalities, Welfare Integrity Reform and Expanding Education Opportunities on Tap at PA House

The state House returns to session on Tuesday, April 26, to deal with various issues of importance.

Increasing Educational Opportunities for Students, School Safety in Philadelphia, and School District Mandate Relief to be voted in House Education Committee Meeting

Political leaders have attempted to bridge the gap between today's employers and tomorrow's employees through the Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC works because it is a unique business/education partnership. Through the EITC, the state provides companies with a 75 percent tax credit for donations to a non-profit scholarship or educational improvement organization; the tax credit increases to 90 percent if the company commits to making the same donations for two consecutive years. A business paying taxes in Pennsylvania can receive up to $300,000 in tax credits annually. EITC provides children and families with a choice in their education and a chance in life, the program expands educational opportunities for all Pennsylvanians. With 111 co-sponsors, the EITC legislation is scheduled for a committee vote on Tuesday.

Welfare Integrity to Ensure those in Need, Have the Resources Available

Continuing the debate on the House Republican eight bill legislative package known as WelFAIR (Fairness, Accountability, Integrity and Responsibility), aimed at improving the integrity of the state’s welfare system following an array of reports over the last several years depicting egregious instances of waste, fraud and abuse, three bills will be debated and voted on. Random testing for welfare recipients previously convicted of felony drug charges; restricting transportation to methadone clinics; and reforming the “Special Allowance” fund to “Job Transition Loans” are the bills for the upcoming week.

Raising Bid Limits, e-auctions, and local tax collections for Local Government Equals Mandate Relief

The House will debate bills, part of the 17-bill package to increase non-bid contract maximums, saving municipalities from the costs of advertising and bidding low-costing contracts and services. The two bills under consideration next week deal with authorities. Another bill to be voted would allow municipal property to be auctioned through the internet. Finally, a bill to allow the county treasurer in third to eighth class counties to collect municipal taxes.

As various state programs will experience budget cuts this year due to the economy, helping municipalities save money is one of the priorities House members are working together to accomplish.

The Weekly Schedule

Bill numbers will be used to identify the legislation being considered either in committee or on the House floor.
The bills, sponsors and summaries are posted HERE.

Scarnati Reintroduces Legislation To Return Legislative Surplus To General Fund

Scarnati: Transfer Surplus to General Fund

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati re-introduced legislation that would allow for the transfer of excess funds in the legislative reserve account back into the general fund.

“For too long the General Assembly has carried an amount of taxpayer money in a reserve account that exceeds the necessary total,” Scarnati stated. “It is my belief that this legislation institutes the appropriate balance needed to continue operations in case of a budget impasse.”

According to Scarnati, Senate Bill 1000 will retain sufficient funds in the legislative reserve account in case of emergencies or a budget impasse in order to allow for the continuation of government business. Under the legislation, funds in excess will be returned to the general fund.

The legislation would transfer prior year legislative funds that remain unexpended, uncommitted, or unencumbered, and that exceed a four-month reserve.

“I have stated time and time again, the reserve account is greater than it needs to be, and hopefully when this bill becomes law, that will be rectified,” Scarnati said. “This is just another step in reforming the way business is done in Harrisburg.”

Senate Bill 1000 has 30 co-sponsors, and has received bi-partisan support.

Night-time Bridge Demolition Work Next Week near Kylertown as I-80 Westbound Bridgework Continues

Night-time Bridge Demolition Work Next Week near Kylertown as I-80 Westbound Bridgework Continues

Clearfield –With bridgework on westbound I-80 near Kylertown continuing, the week of April 25 will bring nighttime bridge demolition activity. The nighttime work is scheduled Monday through Thursday, April 25 through 28 from
7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Crews will be working to demolish the right (travel) lane of the bridge that spans Route 53 near the Kylertown interchange. Traffic on I-80 in this area is already restricted to the left (passing) lane. The demolition work next week is expected to cause travel delays on Route 53. Drivers will encounter flaggers on Route 53 enforcing an alternating traffic pattern. Drivers may also encounter delays at the Kylertown traffic signal and on the westbound off-ramp.

The detour that has been in effect for Route 2037 (Main Street) in the Kylertown area will be lifted late in the afternoon on Friday, April 22.

Through the end of the year, crews will be working to replace the Route 2037 and Route 53 westbound bridges in the Kylertown interchange area. I-80 bridges span both routes. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. is the contractor on this $10 million project.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, use caution in construction zones, and always buckle up. PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.

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Daniel R. Stevens, Sr., 69, of 24 South Avenue, Bradford, PA

Daniel R. Stevens, Sr., 69, of 24 South Avenue, passed away, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Death Notices

PORTVILLE - Rolyn G. Gampp, 78, of Portville-Eldred Road, Portville, died Wednesday (April 20, 2011) at the Absolut at Salamanca, in Salamanca.

BATAVIA — Jonathan M. Colby, 37, formerly of Olean, and the son of Gary Colby of Olean, died Wednesday (April 20, 2011) as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Man Damaged Car After Asked To Leave Party

Coudy Man Facing Several Charges

A Coudersport man has been charged after damaging a woman's car. State Police say that 24 year-old Derek Stout was asked to leave a party on April 16 at a residence in Coudersport. Stout became enraged and damaged a vehicle belonging to a Manchester, Pennsylvania woman. He was charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

State Police Made Record Number Of DUI Arrests

State police increase DUI arrests for 9th straight yearLink

Pennsylvania State Police made a record number of DUI arrests last year, the ninth consecutive year in which such arrests increased.

Troopers made 17,695 arrests, a 4.7 percent increase over 2009.

Police Commissioner Frank Noonan credited stepped-up enforcement, expansion of the department's drug recognition program and Operation Nighthawk, which provides troopers and municipal police officers with classroom training on two consecutive evenings followed by roving patrols. More...

Chesapeake Appalachia to upgrade State Route 4016 in Sullivan County

Chesapeake Appalachia to upgrade State Route 4016 in Sullivan County and SR 4012 in Bradford County; work starts this week with detours

Motorists are advised that State Route 4016 (Campbellville Road) in Sullivan County and State Route 4012 (Laurel Hill Road) in Bradford County will be upgraded by Chesapeake Appalachia starting this week.

A detour for SR 4016 (Campbellville Road) will be in effect weekdays during daylight hours. Local traffic access will be maintained, however.

The detour for Campbellville Road will direct traffic to Millview Mountain Road, Route 87, Route 220 and Dushore Overton Road.

The entire 5.6-mile length of Campbellville Road, from Millview Mountain Road in Elkland Township to Lambert Hill Road in Forks Township, will be upgraded. The work is scheduled for completion by June 24.

Repairs will be made to the entire 5.4-mile length of SR 4012 (Laurel Hill Road) in Bradford County and are expected to be completed by June 24.

A detour will be in effect for Laurel Hill Road and will use Milan Road. Access for local traffic will be maintained.

Chesapeake has excess maintenance agreements with PennDOT covering SR 4016 and SR 4012. Chesapeake determined that it would be more cost-effective to upgrade the roads rather than make repeated repairs.

Charles Cole Hospital, Mercy Flight Get $2.5 Million Loans From USDA

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Community Projects, Health Care and Education to Improve Quality of Life in Rural America

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced support for projects to improve the quality of life in rural communities across the country.

"USDA's support for these projects reflects our commitment to ensuring that rural communities can create jobs, attract businesses and provide necessary services to their residents," Vilsack said. "USDA Rural Development continues to work with rural communities to help them develop quality health care services, modern library facilities and school buildings, and reliable first responder equipment and services to ensure that people who live in rural areas have access to critical infrastructure."

The 135 projects in 40 states, Puerto Rico and the Western Pacific are being financed through $234 million in loans and grants from USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Program. Eligible projects include essential community facilities for public use in rural areas such as fire protection, safety, health care, education and many other community needs.

The Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania has been selected for a $2.5 million loan to expand and renovate the emergency department and improve the heating, ventilation and cooling system. Currently, the hospital, which is located in rural Coudersport, Pa., has an open emergency room area and poor ventilation. The renovations will add private emergency rooms, update the facility and provide consistent heating and air conditioning.

New York

  • Mercy Flight - $2,500,000 guaranteed loan to purchase a rescue helicopter ($3 million direct loan previously announced)
  • East Branch Fire District -$16,000 grant to renovate the fire station and make energy efficiency improvements
  • Carthage Library - $450,000 direct loan and $50,000 grant to build an addition to the library and make renovations


  • Charles Cole Memorial Hospital - $2,500,000 direct loan to expand and renovate the emergency department
  • Fairfield Township - $45,000 direct loan to purchase a tractor/mower
  • Beccaria Township - $135,000 direct loan and $50,000 grant to construct a municipal building

Suspected Crack Cocaine, Heroin & Marijuana In Bradford Drug Bust

Four Picked up in Drug Bust

On Wednesday, officers of the McKean County Drug Task Force, Bradford City, and Bradford Township Police conducted operations in the City of Bradford. Arrested were Leonard Lionel Holmes, AKA “Phil Brooks”, age 25 of Buffalo, Kennedy D. Gadley, Jr., AKA “PJ”, age 26 of Buffalo, Irvin Mitchell, age 27, of Buffalo, and Angel Fenton, age 18, of Bradford.

The arrests were made after officers of the McKean County Drug Task Force conducted controlled purchases of suspected crack cocaine. A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence at 189 Congress Street in the City of Bradford. Seized in the operation was approximately 35 grams of suspected cocaine, and smaller amounts of Heroin and Marijuana. Also seized were a handgun, $2,400 in cash, and a computer.

Statements from District Attorney Raymond Learn: “Getting drugs and drug dealers out of McKean County remains a top priority with my office. We have received many tips and complaints from concerned citizens regarding the residence and individuals involved in the operation today. If it was not for that information, these arrests may not have happened. The officers involved in this operation worked tirelessly to get these drugs off the streets and arrest those who sell them. I cannot say enough about the dedication these officers have shown to their community. They spend hours and sometimes days away from their families to make our communities safer places to live, and I salute them for it. I also want to encourage members of the public to report any suspected drug activity that they to the McKean County Drug Task Force Confidential Tip Line at 887-3232.”

Courtesy of the McKean County District Attorney's Office

Special Appearance At Olga Friday Night

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44

At 11:56 am on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 10 has been dispatched to Rt. 44 for a medical call.

Shoulder Closures in Place Next Two Weeks on Route 220 near I-80 In Clinton County

Travel Advisory
Shoulder Closures in Place Next Two Weeks on Route 220 near I-80 Lane restrictions also possible

Clearfield – From April 26 to May 6, Lock Haven area drivers could encounter lane restrictions along Route 220 near the Auction Road intersection. Shoulder closures will be in place, as crews take soil borings adjacent to the roadway. Lane restrictions are also possible—depending on soil boring locations. All work will be performed during daylight hours.

Motorists are reminded to be alert for slowed or stopped traffic in this area and to be alert for crews working close to the road. This sampling work is expected to last through May 6.

Annabelle Covert, 92, formerly of 2 South Ave Bradford, PA

Annabelle Covert, 92, formerly of 2 South Ave. passed away Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born February 13, 1919, in Pleasant Valley, NY, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Alta Mabel (Thayer) Deming.

Mrs. Covert attended Custer City Schools and was a graduate of Allegany High School in Allegany, NY.

On March 17, 1938 in Limestone, she married John W Covert who died on October 24, 1983.

She was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church and a member of the Greater Bradford Area Senior Center

Surviving are two daughters, Janet Covert, and Charlotte Johnson both of Bradford, one son, Walter Covert of Culver, IN, a brother, Dale Deming of Jamestown, NY, 18 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter Anna Mae Braunroth, two sons Ralph "Jack" Covert, and Archie Covert, two brothers, Archie Deming and George Deming, four sisters, Gladys Weary, Virginia Coats, Marian Tanner, and Neva Colley, three granddaughters, Jaki Neatrour, Elizabeth Curcio and Mildred Pennick.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church where funeral services will be held at 11:00am with Rev. Philip Palutro, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Abundant Life Assembly of God.

Online condolences may be made at


Display case and frame available for five-year series

HARRISBURG – The fifth and final year of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s two time-limited collectible series – the Wild Turkey Heritage Series and the Upland Game Bird Series – now are available for ordering. Limited to the first 1,000 orders, which will be delivered between October and December, those interested should place orders through the agency’s website (, or by calling 1-888-888-3459 (toll-free).

In addition to ordering online, a downloadable application is available on the agency’s website ( by clicking on “General Store” in the menu bar under the banner, then click on “Collectible Series and Items.” The mailing address is listed on the application.

The two, five-year series, which were launched in 2007, incorporate products grown and made in Pennsylvania, as well as the designs of an award-winning Pennsylvania wildlife artist. More...

Coudersport 12 - Northern Potter 1

Coudersport 12 - Northern Potter 1

Northern Potter third baseman Samantha Rennells doubles for the visitors.
Northern Potter pitcher Kristen potter warms up before facing Coudersport.
Coudersport’s Tori Brown slides in to second while Northern Potter shortstop Alex Morgan defends.
Coudersport catcher Ellen Goerner checks the signs with her coach during the game.

Photos Courtesy Of Paul Burdick

Coudy over Northern Potter, 12-1

Coudy over Northern Potter, 12-1

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The Bradley Run Bridge on Clara Road in Potter County will be closed starting Monday, April 25

Work on Bradley Run Bridge Begins Monday
Detour will be in place through June

Clearfield – The Bradley Run Bridge on Clara Road in Potter County will be closed starting Monday, April 25, as work gets underway to replace the structure. The bridge spans Bradley Run on T-530 (Clara Road) in the area of Clara Hill. A detour will be in place, using the following township roads: T-530 (Clara Road), T-343 (West Carley Hill) and T-336 (Moffit Road). PennDOT expects the closure and detour to be in place through June.

Crews will be working to replace the current steel beam bridge with a new, single-span steel beam bridge. This bridge replacement is part of a $4.4 million bridge preservation contract for 21 bridges in three counties (9 in Potter County, 1 in Cameron County and 11 in Clearfield County). Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor for this bridgework.

The 15-foot, Bradley Run Bridge was built in 1937 and carries an average of 142 vehicles per day.

PennDOT advises drivers to obey posted speed limits and follow detour signs. For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit PennDOT’s website at
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PCEC Classes Offered Wilkes University Open House

Wilkes University Open House

Wilkes University is now offering graduate programs at the Potter County Education Council in Coudersport! Learn more about our master’s degrees in education, including programs in: Classroom Technology (30 credits); Educational Development and Strategies (30 credits including 12 credits from PLS). Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, May 11 from
3-5 p.m.

Big Or Small, Gustin's In Roulette Does It All

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rose M. Callahan, 87, a resident of Oak Ridge Personal Care Home in Mill Hall for the past two years, formerly of Driftwood, PA

Rose M. Callahan, 87, a resident of Oak Ridge Personal Care Home in Mill Hall for the past two years, formerly of Driftwood, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Jersey Shore Hospital, Jersey Shore.

Born December 31, 1923 in Force, she was the daughter of Anthony and Mary Ripko Asalone. On July 7, 1943 in Emporium she married George A. Callahan who died August 11, 1995.

A resident of Driftwood since 1949, Mrs. Callahan was a 1941 graduate of Penfield High School. She was employed for a few years by GTE Sylvania in Emporium and with her husband owned and operated Callahan’s Grocery in Driftwood for 42 years before retiring in 1989.

Mrs. Callahan was a member of St. James Church in Driftwood and for many years maintained the building, decorated, and performed altar duties as well. She was a past member of the Bucktail Volunteer Fire Department in Driftwood, a 20 year member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank & Trust Company in Emporium, and was one of the original members of the Sinnemahoning Sportsmans Club.

She is survived by: one son, Jerry (Kathy) Callahan of Springfield; one daughter, Candace (Steve) Murray of Lock Haven; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Anthony Asalone of Penfield and Ralph (Charlotte) Asalone of Salisbury, MD; three sisters, Elizabeth (Angelo) Carmella of DuBois, Helen (Vincent) Caporale of Milton, NY, and Margaret Hudsick of Yuma, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Callahan was predeceased by one sister Teresa Rollyson in 1989.

Friends will be received in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, Monday, April 25 from 4-7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department.