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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Coudersport Youth Baseball Clinic

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Dog Found On Rt. 872 Near Bark Shanty

Dog Found

The dog in the attached picture was found today on Route 872 near Bark
Shanty Road north of Austin. He is black/brindle colored, and very
friendly, but was not wearing a collar.

Owner has been found.

Hetty A.Sutka, 84, Tustin, CA

Hetty A.Sutka, 84, passed away peacefully at home on April 23, 2011 with her family by her side after a long illness.

Born July 3, 1926 in Emporium, PA. After living in PA and Ohio, her family came to California in 1966 and eventually settled in Tustin, where she was a 43 year resident.

She is survived by her husband of over 58 years, Thomas; her sons, Thomas, John and Brian, all of Tustin; sisters, Laura Vogt of Irvine, Ca, Marcia Kronenwetter of Phelps, NY, and Sarah Jane Porsch of Emporium, Pa., and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held Wed, May 4th at 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Tustin Ca. Internment following thereafter at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange.

Brenda M. Atwell, 68, of 510 E. Main St., Westfield, PA

WELLSBORO, PA. —Brenda M. Atwell, 68, of 510 E. Main St., Westfield, died Friday, April 28, 2011 at the Green Home.

She was a legal secretary for the Linton and Linder law firm, a former manager of the Tandy Leather Dept., and most recently the assistant to the director of nursing at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport.

Survivors include her husband, Dean Atwell; a daughter, Mora-Lei Elwell of Westfield; a son, John VanDusen of Knoxville; her mother, Elnora Cushing of Wellsboro; a brother, Dale Cushing of Knoxville; a sister, JoAnn Moon of Westfield.

Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield.

Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Robert Teft officiating.

Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield.

ATV Accident In Port Allegany

ATV Accident
At 8:23 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Ambulance, QRS 3, and Medic 16 have been dispatched to Sheetz parking lot in Port Allegany for victim of an ATV accident.

A woman was injured when she rolled an ATV. A helicopter has been placed airborne to the school landing zone.

Potter County Track Meet

Potter County Track Meet

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Roulette Ambulance To Maple Street

At 1:14 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Maple Street of a medical call.

Lucille M. Byham-Montie, 94, formerly of East Warren Road, Bradford, PA

Lucille M. Byham-Montie, 94, formerly of East Warren Road, passed away, Friday, April 29th, 2011 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born December 1, 1916, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Elnora (McIntyer) Neilly.

On July 14, 1939 at the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church she married Robert L. Byham who died September 2, 1976, then on October 8, 1994 she married Newton I. Montie who passed away November 29, 2001.

Mrs. Montie was a 1935 graduate of Bradford High School. She was the manager of the Griffin's Clothes Tree in East Bradford for many years. She was a member of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, where she held various offices at church and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Handbell Choir, the Church Choir and taught Sunday School for many years.

Mrs. Montie volunteered at Community Outreach and at the Bradford Hospital Auxiliary for over 28 years .

Surviving are two children; a daughter, Carol (Ted) S. Barrett of Custer City and a son, Craig (Pat) Byham of Spencerport, NY, six grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, three brothers and three sisters.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, from 11:00 to Noon at the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church where funeral and committal services will be held at noon with Rev. David Bunnell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Hill Memorial United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

State Police Charge DUI

Man Was DUI
Kane based State Police investigated an incident of DUI this morning at 5:55 am on Roberts Street at the intersection with North Street in the City of Bradford.

Andrew Paul Roberts, 31, of 97 Euclid Avenue, Bradford, PA, was taken to Kane Hospital for blood testing and released on his own recognizance.

Donald “Doc” Mrozowicz, 69, of Germania, PA, formerly of Levittown, PA

Donald “Doc” Mrozowicz, 69, of Germania, PA, formerly of Levittown, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Born November 8, 1941 in Queens, NY, he was a son of the late Zigmund and Josephine (Barbera) Mrozowicz. He was married to the former Jean Mansfield, who survives.

Doc worked for the New York City Transit Authority as a Supervisor for 25 years before retiring to live in “God’s Country”. He was a member of the Galeton Masons. He greatly enjoyed RC model airplanes, electronics, shooting and hunting.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Jean Mrozowicz, are two sons; three daughters; two daughters-in-law; six grandchildren; one great grandson; and a step-sister.

In addition to his parents, Doc was predeceased by a son, Donald J. Mrozowicz, Jr.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 11:00-1:00pm with Funeral Services following at 1:00pm. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

College commencement extra special for first-generation graduate


BRADFORD, Pa. – When Lyndon Orinion came to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, he thought that most other first-generation students would be like himself: children of immigrants.

After all, he thought, everyone who’d been in America already had been to college, right? He found out differently when he began meeting his fellow Pitt-Bradford students, many of whom are first-generation college students.

In fact, last fall, first-generation students made up 41 percent of the entering freshman class at Pitt-Bradford, which puts it in the top 10 of four-year baccalaureate-granting institutions in Pennsylvania.

For those who have earned their degree and are crossing the stage in the KOA Arena Sunday, earning their college degree isn’t just for them, it’s also for their family.

Orinion’s parents grew up in the Philippines province of Pangasinan, which Orinion said is a poor region of the country lacking in basic necessities such as running water. They left the Philippines to come to the United States for a better life while they were in their 20s, Orinion’s mother, Felicidad or “Feli,” coming first, and worked as a live-in housekeeper.

She lucked out. Her employer gave her housing for her husband, Elpidio (Peter), and later her children, and the family lived there until Orinion was about 10 years old. At that time, they moved to a somewhat bad neighborhood in Washington, D.C., that has become a better neighborhood as time went on. Currently, she works as a housekeeper for a law firm in the district.

“They’ve always pushed education,” Orinion said. “They just want a better future for me and my sister. They want us to be able to find jobs that we like.”

Elpidio Orinion is a clerk for a foreign information office in Washington. Each time Orinion brought home a report card, his father would tell him about the importance of good grades and how he didn’t want Lyndon and his sister to work as hard as he and his mother did.

Orinion dutifully listened to the speeches, but said he “didn’t realize how important it was to go to college until I started working.” That first job, at a Barnes & Noble bookstore, gave him an idea of how far and how not far a dollar can go. He realized it was the kind of job he would look forward to without an education.

As a first-generation student, his parents didn’t have the experience to guide him through the admissions and financial aid process. He leaned on his sister, Evert, high school and the District of Columbia College Access Program, a program that provides advice and grants to Washington, D.C., residents who want to go to college.

Evert Orinion graduated last year from Penn State, but attending a smaller campus has served Orinion well. His father was thrilled when Dr. Livingston Alexander, president, chatted with the family during Alumni and Family Weekend and told them that their son was going to go far.

“My dad was really impressed that a lot of people knew me and that made him really proud,” Orinion said. His parents should be positively beaming Saturday evening when Orinion speaks at the graduation reception. He was chosen for the honor by his fellow students.

Orinion has excelled not only in the classroom, but in student life as well. He is a resident assistant, active in many clubs on campus and served as president of the Student Activities Council in his junior year. Earlier this spring, he was chosen as the recipient of one of the university’s highest student honors, the Student Life Award for Outstanding Leadership, Scholarship, Character and Service to the University.

“People each have their own motivation for coming to college,” Orinion said. “I want to do well for myself, but I strive to do well for my parents as well.”

The vertical photo is of Lyndon Orinion performing during the popular Airband competition on campus. A talented dancer, Orinion was on the dance team as well as president of the Student Activities Council.

In the horizontal photo by Alan Hancock, Orinion enjoys a campus event with friends.


Washington Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Reduced Sodium Chicken Noodle Soup Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

The Mansfield Fire Department and Ambulance

The Mansfield Fire Department and Ambulance

The Mansfield Fire Department and Ambulance are hosting an open house today at department 2 from 10am to 2pm. There will be demonstrations involving mock vehicle accidents and use of the jaws of life. There will also be free blood pressure checks. Everyone is invited to stop by and see what we do for our community!

Kid's Fest at Byllye Lanes

Hey Everyone!
Kid's Fest at Byllye Lanes

We want to invite you out to the Kid's Fest at Byllye Lanes! There is
an Open Arms Food Tent to help raise funds for "Save Darlene's Home".

Here's the info:

What: 2011 Annual Kids Bowl Free - KIDS DAY

There will be a Clown, Give-A-Ways, Prizes, a Bouncy House, Fire
Trucks, Soap Box Derby Cars & Charlie's Motor Cycles (Cycle Center).

We will be serving, hot dogs, ham burgers, cheese burgers, soda pop,
chips, home made potato salad, home made cookies & possibly more.

Where: Byllye Lanes

Why: Open Arms Youth Group Outreach (to Save Darlene's Home - project
in conjunction with Global Kingdom Distribution Ministries (G K D M)

We are looking for support, not only from the Community, but the Open
Arms Church Family as well to come out with their families, enjoy the
fun & of course, purchase food to help raise funds to help save
Darlene's home.

When: Saturday April 30th - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Elkland Residents Clean Up after Storm (VIDEO)


Roof Fire At Metaldyne In Ridgway

Address: 1149 ROCKY RD
Cross Streets: STEIS DR

4/30/2011 2:43:59 AM


Frack Spill Regs Leave Family Exposed To Chemicals

Testing the Law

Homeowner says frac water spill exposes weakness in cleanup regs

April 30, 2011
By BOB ROLLEY ( , The Express

Rebecca Dunlap is in a fight.

It's a fight for her home and, she insists, a fight very much for any property owner in Pennsylvania affected by the spill of contaminated frac water from a natural gas well.

Read Rebecca's story......More...

Everyone Got Out---Fire In Cuba, NY

Fire in Cuba leaves 14 families homeless

By John Anderson

A fire at the Cubana Apartments on Hill Street in Cuba has left 14 families homeless today in Allegany County, according to the American Red Cross.

"Everyone got out, there were no injuries," said Dave Hardman, first assistant chief, Cuba Volunteer Fire Department. "The fire was on the third floor and the roof. The roof is pretty much gone, most of it collapsed."

"On the first and second floor there is smoke and water damage," he said.

A couple of firefighters were checked at the scene for smoke inhallation but were OK, fire officials said.

Fire investigators were anticipated to arrive at 8:30 a.m.

The Cuba Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene at 1:17 a.m. and remained on the scene today.

There are 13 apartments at the Cubana, 12 of which were occupied. More...

Joseph P. Milchuck, 78, of Coudersport, PA

COUDERSPORT — Joseph P. Milchuck, 78, of Coudersport, died Thursday (April 28, 2011) at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, Texas, following a brief illness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home.

LeRoy W. Shreve, 81, of Mechanic Street, Eldred, PA

ELDRED — LeRoy W. Shreve, 81, of Mechanic Street, Eldred, passed away on Wednesday (April 27, 2011) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Frame Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Safe Disposal Of Drugs You No Longer Need Offered Today

Two Drug Disposal Locations Will Be Available On Saturday
April 29th, 2011

Potter County will be participating in National Take-Back Drugs Day, which allows residents to bring old, unused prescription medication to a central location for legal and appropriate disposal.

It will be held on Saturday, April 30, at two locations — the state police barracks on Denton Hill and the Coudersport Borough Office — from 10 am to 2 pm.

There is no cost for this service, which is part of a national day to recognize the importance of keeping unused medication out of the hands of children and drug dealers, and to protect the environment.

4-County Lease Group Meeting May 5th At Shinglehouse Fire Hall


Editor Writes About Frack Water Disposal Edict

Featured Editorial
Getting serious about frac water

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Better late than never.

Trust, but verify.

Both of those axioms apply to recent efforts by state regulatory officials to get drillers for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale geological layer to stop dumping the recycled hydrofracturing water, and its added and picked-up compounds and mixtures, into our rivers and streams after inadequate, incomplete "treatment" at local sewage treatment plants.

First off, we don't know what is in that "water," and neither, to our knowledge, does the state Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP knows what drillers say is in the water. That is not anywhere near the same thing as having DEP-taken samples, unannounced, from drilling sites analyzed by DEP's own laboratories - as though DEP has the capability of doing such analyses.

And until we know definitively, truckload by truckload (not samples from one of every 1,000 truckloads), the chemical-laden fracking water does not belong in our streams and rivers, no matter the dilution.

We're not all that thrilled with the "disposal" method used in other states, which involves dumping the waste water into deep injection wells. According to our layman's knowledge of geology, earthquakes can spew that water upward. Well casings can crack. And, though this might be far-fetched, the planet's interior is hot. Steam, anyone?

But deep-well disposal seems to be preferable to groundwater disposal, at least for now.

Yet the state is urging it, not ordering it.

That concerns us.

And judging by the inquiries we are receiving, it concerns fellow Pennsylvanians of all political persuasions as well.

- Denny Bonavita
Editor of the DuBois Courier Express

May 19th Is Deadline For Voluntary End To Disposing Frackwater In PA Rivers

Will Drilling Wastewater Discharge Volumes Fall Below Pre-Marcellus Boom Levels on May 19th?

Facts of the Day

On May 19th drilling wastewater discharges untreated for Total Dissolved Solids to Pennsylvania's waters could be less than before the first Marcellus well was drilled in Pennsylvania. Achieving that milestone would be a genuine accomplishment for which state and federal regulators, the gas industry, environmental organizations, media, and water treatment companies like Eureka should be congratulated. Will it happen?

Secretary Krancer has called for the last 15 facilities that are still discharging drilling wastewater untreated for TDS and had been historically doing so prior to the August 2010 new TDS rule to stop doing so by May 19th.

If the 15 facilities honor the Secretary's request, or DEP orders them to stop if the request is not honored, the volumes of drilling waste untreated for TDS going into rivers in Pennsylvania will be lower than prior to the Marcellus boom and close to zero. That will be a triumph for all involved.

Achieving the milestone will also demonstrate that the Marcellus development can with sound regulation and innovation by the industry bring positive change to Pennsylvania and our environment. When gas drilling was out of sight and mind in Pennsylvania, old industry practices and weak rules had been standard for many years.

Now 4 new, strong regulatory packages adopted from 2008 to 2011 are in effect. Old practices are being replaced by new technologies like recycling technology or treatment systems such as Eureka's that can clean frac water to the Safe Drinking Water standard. More companies are committing to practices that exceed regulatory requirements and amount to excellence. The work is not finished by any means, but important progress is being made in areas like water withdrawal and now drilling wastewater disposal.

Few thought that it possible that drilling wastewater would have less impact on our rivers and streams post- Marcellus than pre-Marcellus, but Pennsylvania is getting as close as May 19th to possibly achieving that success.

Philly Man Charged With DUI In Bradford

Philly Man DUI
Kane State Police investigated an incident of DUI when a Philadelphia resident was stopped on Barbour Street, near Bushnell Street, in the City of Bradford on Friday morning at 1:15 am.

Donald K. Abanquah, 22, of 212 North 65th Street, Philadelphia, PA, was taken to Kane Hospital for blood testing and released. on his own recognizance.

Friday, April 29, 2011



by Maxine Harrison, Director

Friends of Lyman Run

There will be a Kid’s Fishing Derby at Lyman Run State Park on Saturday. May 21, 2011 for kid’s aged 12 and under. This derby is being hosted by the Friends of Lyman Run, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and is a group of dedicated volunteers who assist park management with the programming and stewardship of the park.

This is a free derby thanks to donations from many of the following area businesses who donated funds and prizes. The Friends group would like to thank the current supporters: East Fork Sportsmen’s Club, Gas Field Specialties, Inc., God’s Country Black Forest Snowmobile Club, Pennsylvania General Energy, God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Pine Creek Watershed Association, Endless Mountain Taxidermy, Ackeley Sporting Goods, Cimino Hardware, Inc., Keeners Kountry Store, Osgood’s Excavating, Canyon Motor Sports, Larry’s Sports Center, and Galeton Drug

Any area businesses who would like to contribute money or prizes should contact Lyman Run State Park at (814) 435-5010. The Friends of Lyman Run is a charitable organization and any donations would be tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Registration for the derby will be held from 9—10 am that Saturday morning, derby fishing hours will be from 10 am to 1 pm and the prizes will be awarded from 1—2 pm. Lunch will also be provided free of charge and will run from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

A specially designated area below the dam will be fenced off for the derby and only children registered for the event will be allowed to fish there. Fishing in this area will be prohibited until the derby begins and will be open again for the general public at 8 pm the evening of the derby. Adults are permitted to assist their child and do not have to possess a fishing license in order to help. Detailed rules, regulations and “helping guidelines” will be handed out at the registration desk. The largest fish caught will be mounted for free by Derby director and Endless Mountain Taxidermy owner, Rick Hartley. Other prizes will be awarded for longest fish categories caught by both a girl and a boy, first to achieve “creel limit” by a girl and a boy and also prizes for fish Linkcategories for kids under the age of 6. Various other prizes and giveaways will be available during registration. This event will be held rain or shine and all are welcome to participate.

The Friends of Lyman Run sponsored several programs at the park last year including Yoga in the Park, Wildflower Hikes, The Lyman Run Walking Club, and the very popular “Spooktacular” last Halloween. The Susquehannock Trail Club, who are Lifetime members of the group, held a trail building work bee at the Park on Saturday, April 30 to expand the Lyman Lake trail. Friends group membership is available year round with current memberships expiring on June 30. Membership categories are: Individual—$10.00, Family—$20.00, Non-Profit Organization—$35.00, Supporting—$50.00, Business—$100.00 and Lifetime—$250.00.

Please call or email the Lyman Run State Park office (814-435-5010, if you have any questions about the derby—plan to be there and have a great time!


The Coudersport Area Lions Club held a Dedication Ceremony of the Potter County Moon Tree at C.A.R.P. Park Friday afternoon, about 40 people attended the ceremony that included Lions Club members,representatives of Congressman Thompson, Representative Martin Causer, U.S Senator Robert Casey, and State Senator Joe Scarnati, the Potter County Commissioners, Coudersport Borough, the Potter County Conservation District, Pa. Bureau of Forestry , Carol Patterson and her son Luke Patterson. Carol rescued the moon tree in her nursery in Colesburg back in the 1970's and placed it at its present location. Carol is seated in front with Lions Club members Lou Karija "left" and Steve Erway "right." The Lions Club plans to mount the plaque Karija is holding at the base of the tree and also place landscape bricks and mulch .
Lions Club member Lou Karija holds a plaque the Lions Club purchased to place at the Moon Tree. Karija worked for Carol and her husband Perry in the early 1990's . The two enjoyed a laugh when Karija said she never told him about the Moon Tree, Carol said, " you never asked ".

Deborah Pontzer "left" representing Congressman Glenn Thompson, Carol Patterson and Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel. Paul had a large part in putting the Moon Tree Dedication together and the Lions Club appreciates his efforts.

Applications For Camp Cadet Due By May 3, 2011

The Northern Tier Camp Cadet Program is now accepting applications for any 12 or 13 year old boy or girl in Potter Tioga & Cameron Counties.

Camp will be held from June 20th through the 24th and will be held at the Mansfield University Campus. Cost of the camp is $20.00.

Camp Cadet is to help our youth to have a better understanding of all types of Law Enforcement. Camp is staffed by State and Local Police, Probation and other volunteers.

This link works

Applications must be received by May 3, 2011, at the address at the top of the application. Do not send money now, if you are chosen to go you will receive papers in the mail with instructions on what you need to do.

If you have any questions please contact:

POTTER COUNTY-Robin Freeman 814-848-7509

TIOGA COUNTY-Tpr Mary Gausman 570-662-2151

CAMERON COUNTY-Tpr Brian Harmon 814-486-3321

One Vehicle MVA Near Austin

One Vehicle Accident
At 10:31 pm on Friday, Austin Fire & Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident near 209 Route 607 north. One vehicle is reported into an embankment.

Austin Units Returned at 12:09

National DRUG Take-Back Day 2011

National DRUG Take-Back Day 2011

In a combined effort to protect our county’s water quality and citizens, on Saturday, April 30, 2011, anyone with unused, unwanted or expired drugs may bring them to the Emporium Borough Building from 10:00-2:00. The PA State Police, the Emporium Borough Police, the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office and the Cameron County Conservation District will be accepting your over-the counter and prescription drugs for proper disposal. This will keep them from being stolen, misused, getting into the hands of children or ending up in our water supply. We would truly appreciate your support in this county-wide project.

Charles Carmen Tesauro, 59, of 34 Park Rd., Emporium, formerly of St. Marys, PA

Charles Carmen Tesauro, 59, of 34 Park Rd., Emporium, formerly of St. Marys, died at his residence in Emporium on Friday, April 29, 2011 morning.

He was born June 21, 1951 in St. Marys a son of Charles and Betty Huff Tesauro, St. Marys. On September 27, 1985 in Emporium he married Jean Smith Tesauro, who Survives.

Mr. Tesuaro graduated from St. Marys High School in the class of 1969. He served with the US Army Reserves. He retired from GKN Sintered Metals where he worked for many years.

He was a member of the George Wagner Lodge #639, F.and A.M. in St. Marys where he has served as a Past Grand Master and was a member of the Shriners. He was a life member of the NRA and was a member of the Sinnemahomning Sportsman Club and the NW PA Wild Turkey Federation.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed racoon hunting. He had also served as a Deputy Game Warden. He loved digging for old bottles and enjoyed his dogs.

In addition to his parents and wife
Son: Jason Smith and his wife Leah, Roseville, CA
Daughter: Jill Smith, Queenstown, MD
1 Granddaughter Alexia Jean Smith
Sister: Diane, Mrs. Fred Krug, St. Marys
Nephew: Cory Krug
Niece: Kristy Costanzo and her husband Kevin and several other nieces and nephews.

Preceded in Death By
Brother: Michael Tesauro on March 15, 2001
Sister: Sue Ann in infancy

Visitation with Tribute Video will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 -9:00 PM., where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Gary Atkinson, Pastor, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau, Pennsylvania

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834, the American Diabetes Association, Pittsburgh Office , 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or to the SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

"These corporations are having a party in our house for their own benefit and they're trashing our state,"

Speakers, activists protest shale drilling at Oakland meeting

Friday, April 29, 2011

As a rule, state Senate and House hearings in Pennsylvania don't include time for public comments. More...

That wasn't the case Thursday, when the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a Marcellus Shale hearing at the Holiday Inn in Oakland with a variety of featured speakers - and added a public comments section at the end that led to a raucous, emotional hearing with boos, clapping and laughs, and even a rally. More...

What resulted was a public venting of angst with the natural gas industry.

In all, 29 members of the public spoke, all of them either opposed to drilling or supportive of stronger regulation or a severance tax against drillers.

The speakers, many of them from Pittsburgh, but some from as far away as Fayette County, took issue with everything from Gov. Tom Corbett's support for drilling, to lax enforcement, to the problems they face in their own homes. More...

As her 4-year-old daughter stood at her side, Michelle Boyle, a nurse from Highland Park, reminisced about the world she grew up in compared to her children and the damage being wrought by natural gas drilling.

"These corporations are having a party in our house for their own benefit and they're trashing our state," she told the committee. More...

Dolores A. Morris, 79, of Smethport, PA

Dolores A. Morris

Port Allegany--Dolores A. Morris, 79, of Smethport, died Friday (Apr. 29, 2011) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc.

Sexting, Texting and Protecting

Sexting, Texting and Protecting:
PA House Doing Its Job

The state House returns to session on Monday, May 2, to deal with various issues of importance.

It’s a disturbing trend in teenage flirting, the sending of nude or semi-nude photos from cell phone to cell phone; it’s called "sexting," and while the X-rated offerings are usually intended just for a boyfriend or girlfriend, the photos often wind up being shared. The House Judiciary Committee will address the issue Tuesday as it considers sending House Bill 815 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York County) to the House floor for a vote.

The sexting legislation would create a new misdemeanor of the second degree for minors age 13 to 17 caught disseminating such material. Under current law, teens could be subject to felony prosecution for these acts, which are often considered too harsh. The proposed legislation will allow cases of minor-to-minor sexting to be tried in juvenile courts, which will provide a menu of adjudication options including counseling and expungement of the prosecution from a minor’s permanent criminal record.

Distracted driving legislation intended to curb driver distractions for all drivers – House Bill 896 (Rep. Chris Ross, R-Chester County) and House Bill 8 (Rep. Kathy Watson, R-Bucks County) – will be voted by the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, May 3. Dangerous distractions can result in serious injury or death, and the House will be taking action to make Pennsylvania roads safer.

Protecting students and parents. The House will vote to expand Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. 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 education and expands educational opportunities for all Pennsylvanians. With 111 co-sponsors, the EITC legislation, House Bill 1330 (Rep. Tom Quigley, R-Montgomery County), is scheduled for a vote next week by the full House.

Protecting consumers. Robo-calls and telemarketing calls annoy people to no end. The “Do-Not-Call List” was established to help rid residents of the nuisance calls, but the list has an expiration date. House Bill 382 (Rep Jim Cox, R-Berks County) would make a phone number on the list permanent until it is no longer valid. House Bill 247 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York County) would add texting to the “Do-Not-Call List” as a prohibited activity.

Protecting property taxpayers. The House will vote on several school mandate relief bills aimed at saving districts construction and purchasing costs. Further, the House Education Committee will vote on two bills lifting restrictions on two mandates. House Bill 1363 (Rep Kathy Rapp, R-Warren County), grants a two-year moratorium on professional development requirements. House Bill 1411 (Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler County) would cut the state mandated data for a management information system.

Protecting transportation dollars. House Bill 3 (Rep. Rick Geist, R-Blair County), which authorizes public/private partnerships (P3s) to help ease the transportation funding problem facing the Commonwealth while strengthening the infrastructure, is scheduled for a vote on Tuesday.
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.

Senior Prank Locks Down St. Marys Schools

Foiled prank sends area schools into lockdown
Daily Press

ST. MARYS - A senior prank gone awry was reportedly the reason for a lockdown Thursday morning that affected schools in the Elk County Catholic School System and the St. Marys Area School District.

The St. Marys City Police reported responding to a report of an intruder in the Elk County Catholic High School (ECCHS) at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday morning. More...

Horne To Speak At Pitt-Bradford Commencement Sunday

A luncheon was held in honor of legendary mezzo-soprano and Bradford native Marilyn Horne today at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Ms. Horne will be speaking at Pitt-Bradford’s commencement Sunday afternoon. She is shown here gesturing toward Dr. Livingston Alexander, Pitt-Bradford president. Shared by Kimberly Marcott Weinberg, UPB.

Photos Of Flooding Plank Road Hollow In Emporium

Pictures Of Flood In Emporium

Photos Courtesy Of Nickie Darrin

Rainbow After The Storm

This was taken in Ulysses 4/27/2011 8:30 pm John Dunn


PA Criminal Intelligence Bulletin

(U) Incidents involving homemade "bottle bombs," also known as “acid bombs,” “works bombs,” and “pressure bombs,” have been reported for at least two decades. Due to the increased prevalence of instructional videos and manuals on the Internet, these bombs are now surfacing more frequently. These explosive devices are easily concocted by utilizing common household ingredients, thus making them quite popular.

(U) Usually “planted” as a prank in a mailbox or a yard, these devices have the potential to be very dangerous. When unsuspecting persons view these bottles as litter and attempt to throw away or remove them, they could sustain serious injury, such as burns, potential loss of fingers, or even death. If the bomb explodes near the facial area, vision or hearing loss could occur.
(U) The above‐described scenario is exactly what befell a female in Texas in 1993: Deeming some bottles in her yard to be litter, the victim collected and placed them in her sink. As she approached the sink, the two bottles exploded in her face, resulting in hearing loss.3 A 68‐year‐old female also suffered injury while collecting debris at a park in California in November 2008. Her good deed was met with cuts to her face and neck, requiring surgery, and a broken finger. All of these injuries were sustained after a plastic soda bottle, rigged as a bomb, exploded in her hand.

(U) A group of teens in Newtown, Pennsylvania found themselves in legal trouble after setting off bottle bombs at three different businesses in April 2010. The first exploded in a restaurant trashcan. The second went off just outside of a fast food eatery, and another exploded in the aisle of a pharmacy. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in any of these incidents, though two people did seek treatment for inhalation injuries.5 A month later, a Bensalem, Pennsylvania elementary school was placed in lockdown after witnesses on the playground reported hearing what they believed to be gunshots. The noises were actually two bottle bombs exploding. One landed in the school parking lot, but no one was injured.

Bottle bombs pose a substantial risk to all who encounter them. What might initially appear to be litter could actually be a dangerous device. If a bottle containing liquid of a suspicious nature, or liquid mixed with a metallic material is discovered, remove people from the immediate vicinity and contact 9‐1‐1. If the contents are bubbling and the bottle begins swelling, an explosion could be imminent. In cases where bottles have already exploded, individuals should refrain from coming into contact with any liquids, as they may be acidic and potentially harmful.

I-80 Lane Restriction Next Week

Travel Advisory
I-80 Columbia County work zone WB lane restriction at mile 242 next week

The following lane closure is planned in the Interstate 80 work zone in Columbia County next week:

I-80 westbound right lane from mile 242 (Mifflinville) to mile 241 (Lime Ridge/Berwick) will be closed for a one-week period for widening, starting at 7 a.m. on Mon., May 2.

Lloyd T. “Si” Pepperman, 92, of Whitney Creek Road, Coudersport, PA

Lloyd T. “Si” Pepperman
“longtime local auctioneer”

Lloyd T. “Si” Pepperman, 92, of Whitney Creek Road, Coudersport, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a brief illness.

Born at home in Coneville on March 1, 1919, he was one of ten children of Thomas J. and Frankie Sprague Pepperman. On September 5, 1942 in Millport, he married Gladys Breece, who died on January 18, 1996.

Si was a Hebron Township supervisor for many years and at the age of 46 was named by Ray Goodrich as auctioneer for the Coudersport Livestock Market. His career as an auctioneer spanned over 50 years. His biggest thrill was to auctioneer at the Potter County Fair in Millport.

Surviving are two sons, Ray (Donna) Pepperman and Gary Pepperman; two grandchildren, Shelly and Brian; and a sister, Lila M. (Jack) Hewitt of Coudersport; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Pepperman was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011. The Rev. Darell D. Harris, of Oswayo, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Marjorie Dawn Dieteman, 86, of 119 N. Third St., Olean, NY

OLEAN NY - Marjorie Dawn Dieteman, 86, of 119 N. Third St. passed away at home after a lengthy illness on Wednesday (April 27, 2011), surrounded by loved ones.

Born March 27, 1925, in Shinglehouse, Pa., she was the daughter of Bert and Doris Snyder Kellogg. On Sept. 29, 1950, in Allegany, she married Raymond James Dieteman, who survives.

Mrs. Dieteman's greatest passion was found in raising her children and nurturing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband of 60 years are three sons, Steve (Irene) Dieteman of Portville, Greg Dieteman of Waverly and Tony (Colleen) Dieteman of Olean; a daughter, Michelle Inman of Allegany; a sister, Alice Frost of Portville; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by seven brothers, Carl Kellogg, Glen Kellogg, Bud Kellogg, Gifford Kellogg, Dick Kellogg, Laurie Kellogg and Perry Kellogg.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Friday (April 29, 2011) at 1 p.m. at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean, with Father Gregory Dobson, pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 1225 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760.

37th Annual God's Country Marathon

Please come and show your support in our community!

The 37th Annual God’s Country Marathon will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011. This year the marathon committee is making a massive effort to enlist the support of as many residents and local businesses as possible to help make this the best marathon ever.

We would like to provide the runners with a water station at every mile again this year. This will not be possible without enough volunteers to run these stations. We ask that you have at least 4 of your most enthusiastic friends, family, or coworkers set up and cheering at the water station. At the end of the race the runners will take a short survey and choose who they think had the best water stations. If you are interested in having your own water station please visit the website and click on the Volunteer Information link.

All volunteers are invited to attend a pre-race pasta dinner, for a nominal fee, that will be held at the Coudersport Fire Hall on Friday, June 3, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Due to the fact that we need to inform the printers for the T-shirts, brochures, etc. and the Fire Hall for the dinner, we need confirmation of all volunteers by May 15th.

We hope to have various vendors and musical entertainment at the Courthouse Square finish line. Any organization is welcome to set up a booth, free of charge. If you are interested, please let us know so that we can send you a vendor registration form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim Mitchell at 274-7177 or 274-0843. Thank You in advance for your help.


Kim M. Mitchell
Marathon Director
Potter County Visitors Association

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Dawn E. SCHEID, 95, of Coudersport, PA

Dawn E. SCHEID, of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.

Born November 20, 1915, in Sunderlinville, PA, she was the daughter of Herbert A. and Myrtle M. Davis Clark. On May 24, 1969, in Coudersport, PA, she married Edwin H. Scheid, who survives.

She attended Sabinsville High School and graduated from Westfield High School. During World War II, she was employed by Galeton Production. She earned her LPN degree from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Reading, PA and went on to work at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Dawn was known for her exquisite embroidery work, gardening, making jams and jellies, and her love of hummingbirds. She dearly loved her many nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport.

Surviving besides her husband, Ed, are: a sister, Jeanne Cole of Ulysses; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Merritt “Pete” Walters; two sisters, Virginia Stewart and Mildred Long; and three brothers, Otto Henry Clark, Keith Clark, and Francis Clark.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Monday in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, with the Rev. James C. Campbell as Celebrant. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

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

Robert Allen Carros, 57, Bristol Township, Seasonal Potter County Resident

Robert Allen Carros passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Aria Hospital in Langhorne. He was 57.

Born in Hartford, Conn., and raised in Levittown, he was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Class of 1972.

Robert was a former employee for Orkin, and more recently, worked at Philadelphia Park Race Track.

Robert was a very loving and caring man, who had a heart of gold.

He enjoyed horses, whether it was riding or taking care of them, and also loved spending time at his camper in Potter County, where he loved the outdoors.

Robert will be sadly missed by his loving fiancée, Cindy Lu (Haggart); his son, Nicholas Allen Carros; his parents, George Lee and Betty Jane Carros; and his sisters, Donna Lee Dean, Patricia (Schugardt) Smith, and Noreen Carros. He also is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends; especially Dennis Scalleat.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Galzerano Funeral Home, 3500 Bristol Oxford Valley Road, Bristol, where his religious service will follow at noon. Interment will be held privately.

Shocking news about lightning

Shocking news about lightning

By Adam Johnson
State Farm® agent

Lightning brightens the sky and provides a spectacular display of Mother Nature’s power. This awesome phenomenon also causes more deaths and property destruction in a typical year than floods, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.

Don’t underestimate the dangers of lightning
The threat of lightning danger can occur anytime, but the most likely time for damaging thunderstorms is June through August. The early spring is also a vulnerable period. Scientifically speaking, lightning is the visible discharge of electrical energy. It is often accompanied by thunder, which is a sonic boom created by the same electrical discharge. This electrical energy seeks a path to ground and that path can be your home, a tree in your yard, or even you! The key to your protection is diverting that discharge to a grounding path away from people and property. A lightning protection system has two objectives: Provide a direct path for the lightning to follow to the ground and prevent destruction, damage, injury or death as it travels that path.

Many of you are likely aware of lightning rods. Contrary to typical references to these devices, lightning rods do not attract lightning. They also cannot prevent lightning from striking your home. What they are designed to do is provide that safe path to the ground for the electrical current. Rods are just one part of an effective lightning protection system. If you’re serious about lightning protection, State Farm recommends you have a qualified contractor evaluate your home, explain the many parts of a total system and perform the installation.

While lightning’s first target may be your house, there’s also a need to protect the property inside your home from the electrical surges that accompany a lightning strike. Surge protection devices installed at the main electrical panel or meter and at outlets serving electronics can often prevent these sudden spikes in electrical current from damaging TVs, VCRs, computers and other expensive electronic devices.

Personal safety first
Most importantly, protect yourself. If lightning is present, seek shelter inside an enclosed building or vehicle, stay away from electrical appliances and avoid using the telephone. If you cannot find shelter, stay close to the ground in a low-lying area, avoiding isolated trees, high ground, bodies of water or large open areas. If someone is injured, administer first aid if you are qualified to do so and call for emergency help. You cannot be “shocked” by someone who has been hit by lighting.

For more information on this and other safety issues related to your home and family, please contact an insurance agent or visit

Governor Corbett Announces 2011 Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

Governor Corbett Announces 2011 Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that 13 environmental projects from across the state will be awarded the 2011 Environmental Excellence Award.

The projects include abandoned mine drainage reclamation, solar panel installation, and reducing the environmental impact of glass processing.

“These businesses, schools and organizations have demonstrated a commitment to finding new approaches to reduce our impact on the environment,” Corbett said. “I commend them for their efforts, as these projects certainly raise the bar for all citizens, businesses, and organizations to be more environmentally conscious.”

Any business, school, government agency, trade organization, non-profit or agribusiness involved in efforts to promote environmental stewardship and economic development in the state was urged to apply for the award program. Applications were then reviewed in conjunction by the Department of Environmental Protection and the non-profit Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

The award winners will be honored tonight at a dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, with acting DEP Secretary Michael Krancer offering keynote remarks.

“It is no secret that innovation is paramount to our ability to craft a sensible environmental policy,” Krancer said. “We applaud the forward-thinking of these organizations and businesses.” See award winners.....

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule For Potter & Cameron County

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter & Cameron County May 2 – May 6, 2011

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of May 2 through May 6, weather permitting.

Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Potter County 0260:
Sign Crew:
Various Routes – Resetting/Replacing, signs throughout the county

Bridge Crew:
● State Route: 49 seg 0350, Deck Repair

Coneville Crew:
● State Route: Various, Emergency Slide and Washout Repair

Coudersport Crew
● State Route: 4013, 1002 – Emergency Slide Repair

Ulysses/Genesee Crew
● State Route: Various, Emergency Slide and Washout repair

Galeton Crew
• State Route: 1005 – Emergency Slide Repair

Germania Crew
• State Route: 44 – Emergency Slide Repair

Keating Summit Crew
● State Route: Various throughout Keating area, Rain and Wind Patrol

Cameron County 0240:
● State Route: 3001 seg 30, pipe and inlet replacement
● State Route: 120 – Brush removal/sweeping through out county

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Asplundh: State Route 872, Potter County, Tree Trimming
• Glenn O. Hawbaker: State Route 872, Potter County, Bridge Repair
• Glenn O. Hawbaker: T-530 (Clara Road), Bridge Repair –Detour in Place
• Swank Contracting: State Route 120, Cameron County, Bridge Repair

For more information on PennDOT’s roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit the PennDOT website at

PennDOT reminds motorists they can also log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.

Texas Company Pays $208,625 in Settlements for Polluting Creeks in Clearfield County

Texas Company Pays $208,625 in Settlements
for Polluting Creeks in Clearfield County

Harrisburg, PA – A Texas company has paid a total of $208,625 in three settlements in lieu of fines and civil damages to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) as a result of the company’s pollution of Clearfield County’s Alex Branch and Little Laurel Run in 2009 and 2010.

EOG Resources, Inc. agreed to pay the settlements following investigations by PFBC waterways conservation officers and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) which determined that the substances the company released were deleterious, destructive or poisonous to fish. Alex Branch and Little Laurel Run are both designated as high quality waters under DEP regulations.

The settlements reached with EOG involved three separate pollution incidents.

During the period of Aug. 25, 2009, through Oct. 30, 2009, EOG allowed fluid from a pit to enter a spring located at the Sykesville Hunting Camp on Alex Branch and its tributaries. EOG paid $99,125 for this incident. Approximately $40,000 of the settlement has been placed into a PFBC dedicated fund for the annual purchase of limestone sand at Parker Dam State Park. Local sportsmen’s organizations have historically bought the sand, which is applied each year to Laurel Run immediately upstream of the Parker Dam inlet by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The limestone sand helps neutralize the water quality within the impoundment, which allows the PFBC to manage the waterway as an approved stocked trout water.

On Oct. 10 and 11, 2009, EOG allowed well wash fluid containing surfactant to enter Alex Branch and its tributaries. Surfactant is a chemical wetting agent which reduces surface tension and aids in the drilling process. EOG paid $10,000 for this incident.

During the period of June 3, 2010, through Aug. 16, 2010, EOG allowed gas and a mixture of fresh water and well flowback water to flow into Little Laurel Run. EOG has paid $99,500 for this incident.

Earlier this month, the PFBC introduced a new toll-free hotline for the public to report suspected pollution incidents or fish kills. The number – 1-855-FISH-KIL (1-855-347-4545) – provides the public with a way to quickly alert PFBC staff to suspected environmental incidents.

Settlement monies are deposited into the PFBC’s Fish Fund. The PFBC relies almost entirely on fishing licenses, boat registrations and federal funding tied to fishing and boating to support its mission. It receives no funding from the state’s general fund.

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

Coudersport Ambulance To Senior Center

At 11:43 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the senior center for a medical call.

Pancake Supper Sartwell Creek Union Church

Benefit For Chrissy Tingley

4:30 p.m. Update On Flooded Roads In North Central Pa.

4:30 p.m. Update On Flooded Roads In North Central Pa.

The following state highways are closed in north central PA at this time due primarily to flooding or flood damage:

Lycoming County
SR 2001 (Elimsport Road) in Brady Township, between Shaffer Path and Wise Road;

SR 2012 (Sylvan Dell Road) in Armstrong Township near South Williamsport;

SR 4001 (Little Pine Creek Road) in Cummings and Pine townships, between Routes 44 and 287;

Montour County
SR 2006, River Drive in Mahoning and Cooper townships;

Northumberland County
SR 11 at the railroad underpass in Northumberland Borough;

SR 61 at the Hamilton Underpass east of Sunbury;

SR 405 between SR 254/Broadway at Milton and Susquehanna Trail in Turbot Township;

SR 405 between SR 147 and Housels Run Road in West Chillisquaque Township;

SR 1025 (Shakespeare Road/Shakespeare Ave);

SR 2002/SR 2102 (Boyd Station Road/Susquehanna Road-Montour County) between Route 54 and Route 42 (Columbia County);

SR 2001/SR 2119 (Little Roaring Creek Road) from Susquehanna Road/Boyd Station Road to Route 54;

SR 4004 (Mile Post Road) at Renns Road intersection in Upper Augusta Township;

Snyder County
SR 11 from SR11/15 intersection to the Snyder/Northumberland County line;

SR 2009 (Middle Creek Road);

Sullivan County
SR 2002 (Nordmont Road) in Davidson Township, between Route 220 at Sonestown and SR 2006 in Nordmont (OPEN);

Tioga County
SR 2006 (Spencer Road) in Union Township, between Randall Road and Route 14 in Canton Township, Bradford County, (pipe washout), expected to remain closed until later next week;

SR 4017, Locey Creek Road north bound lane restriction, between SR 249 and Monkey Run (township road) in Middlebury Township;

Union County
SR 1005 (River Road) in Kelly Township, from Lewisburg to Route 15;

SR 1008 (New Columbia Road) between SR 642 and SR 1011;

SR 1009/SR 1008 (River Road/New Columbia Road) in Kelly and White Deer townships, from Route 642 at West Milton to Old Route 15 at New Columbia;

SR 1011, Old Rt. 15, from SR 1008, River Road to SR 1010, White Deer Pike in White Deer Township;

Bradford County
SR 3021 (Windfall Road) in Granville Township, lane restriction at collapsed pipe near Bunyan Road;

SR 4007 (Mac Road) between Cemetery Road in Burlington Township and Codding Road/Hall Hill Road in Smithfield Township, one lane with self-regulating stop signs;

SR 4016 (Austinville Road) in Columbia Township, between Besley Road and Watkins Hill Road (large pipe washout).

Potter County To Participate In Take Back Drugs Day

‘Take Back Drugs Day’
Event Saturday, April 30
At Police Barracks

Potter County will be participating in National Take-Back Drugs Day, which allows residents to bring old, unused prescription medication to a central location for legal and appropriate disposal. It will be held on Saturday, April 30, at the state police barracks on Denton Hill from 10 am to 2 pm. There is no cost for this service, which is part of a national day to recognize the importance of keeping unused medication out of the hands of children and drug dealers, and to protect the environment.

“This type of event has been long overdue in Potter County, given the growing problem with the abuse and illegal sale of prescription medications.,” said District Attorney Andy Watson. “Many medications that are recovered during arrests are narcotic medications which pose a significant health risk and possibility of overdose among teenagers. There has been a growing trend of teenagers and young adults abusing and selling prescription medication that they find in their parents’, grandparents’, or even friends’ medicine cabinets. ”

Many people are faced with being unable to dispose of old, unused prescription medication, as trying to dispose of these items presents problems to the environment and, potentially, healthy drinking water. Anyone having questions, including how to dispose of these medications properly, should contact District Attorney Watson at 814-274-9450 or State Police Corporal Mike Murray at 814-274-8690.

Howard A. Thompson, 86, of Hutchinson, KS, Coudersport Native

Howard A. Thompson, 86, of Hutchinson, died April 17, 2011, at Hospice House.

He was born December 16, 1924, in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, the son of Herbert & Mary Bertran Thompson.

He graduated from Coudersport High School, Clarion University and Roberts Jr. College. He later received his master's degree from Penn State University. He was a retired superintendent of schools in Willow Hill, PA., and previously was superintendent of schools in Warren, PA. He had also taught school in Warren, PA. After retirement, he worked as an insurance agent in Pennsylvania and Kansas until 1995. He moved with his wife to Hutchinson in 1989. He was a member of the First Church Of The Nazarene in Hutchinson and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He married Patricia E. Neeley on December 23, 1947, in Fleming, Pa. She survives. Other survivors include: 3 sons, Thomas Thompson, Colorado Springs, Co, Larry Thompson, Hutchinson, and Roger Thompson, Mustang, Ok; 4 daughters, Carol Kellogg, Chambersburg, Pa, Amy Mitchell, Hutchinson, Annette Vogt, Cotopaxi, Colo., and Kelli Fure, Hutchinson; a sister, Dorothy Woodall, Rocky Mount, NC; 15 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and a sister.

Cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2011, at First Church Of The Nazarene in Hutchinson, with Pastor Bones Nay presiding. A register book may be signed Wednesday thru Saturday, 9:00 a.m.9:00 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Reno County, sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Ks., 67501. Friends may visit to leave the family a condolence.

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