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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Roulette Ambulance To Lyman Street

At 11:30 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Lyman Street for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Fire Dept. Responding To Possible Natural Gas Leak

Possible Natural Gas Leak
At 10:52 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 101 South Main Street for a possible natural gas leak.

Friends of Rimrock Third Annual Spring Clean Up Rescheduled To May 22nd

Rimrock Clean-up Rescheduled for May 22!

Due to very wet weather and storms forecast for tomorrow (May 15, original date for clean-up), the "Friends of Rimrock" will reschedule the third annual spring clean up for Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 10AM to 3PM.

Everybody is welcome to come out and help. "Friends of Rimrock" is a coalition of different outdoors and environmental groups. Some of our members are from: the Allegheny Defense Project, Allegheny Outdoor Adventure Group, the Tionesta Snowmobile Group, and Save Our Streams PA. And, we are joined by "regular people" who just want to help clean up Rimrock, which is undoubtedly the "Crown Jewel" of the Allegheny National Forest. It is the most advertised and most visited attraction in the ANF....Read More

Emporium Pizza Maker Featured

Pizza TV goes to Emporium PALink

My first mission with the PizzaTV mobile studio was to visit US Pizza Team Coach Dave Smith is his natural habitat: Emporium PA. Dave has a pizzeria in one of the most isolated areas in America, north central PA.

You can’t find much there in the way of shopping or recreation but you CAN find a good pizza. America’s best actually, if you consider that Dave Smith has one America’s Best Pizza competition twice. Read the whole story...

Electrical Pole Fire On Sunset Drive


Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD
5/14/2011 8:08:19 PM

Road Collapse In Allegany County

Road Collapse In Allegany County
EMS was sent to the Irons Road in Allegany County this evening where there were injuries whens a road collapsed there. The incident was in the 4100 Irons Road area, believed to be between Firendship and Scio area.

Fitzgerald's Family Farm 2011 Summer Share Program

Coudersport Farm Offers Share Program

2011 Summer Share Program

Shareholders may purchase large shares (feeds 4-5 people), small shares (feeds 2-3 people) or an individual share for the 18-week season that begins in mid-June and ends in late October.

Currently we project that the summer share program will begin the week of June 14th.

Shareholders pick up 6 to 10 vegetables weekly depending on what’s in season. On Fridays, you will come to the farm between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm to pick up your share of vegetables or to the Coudersport Farmer’s Market between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (according to our agreement). In late May 2011, you will be notified of the exact starting date for the season and agree to your pick up day. Any share that is not picked up on the designated day during distribution hours (12:00 pm to 6:00 pm) will be donated to a participating local food pantries unless you make prior arrangements with us.

Shares may contain the following items: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, carrots, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, decorative gourds, Asian greens, kale, green and red lettuce, melons, onions, peas, peppers (sweet and hot), potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, summer squash, winter squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes (heirloom, hybrid, paste, cherry), turnips, zucchini, herbs (basil, dill, parsley, sage, chives), farm-fresh eggs, local maple syrup, local honey, homemade jams and jellies, home-canned vegetables, and fresh cut flowers.

Summer Share Options for 2011

  • Summer Large Share ( feeds 4-5 people)............$540 (averages $30.00 week)
  • Summer Small Share (feeds 2-3 people).............$288 (averages $16.00 week)
  • Summer Petite Share (feeds 1 person)................$180 (averages $10.00 week)

Payment plans are available.
The items in the share will be pre-determined, by the farmer, according to availability, and boxed for your convenience.

A minimum deposit of $50 will hold your share(s). All shares must be paid in full prior to the first week of the applicable season unless a payment plan has been negotiated with the farm. For information about payment plans, please contact the office. For those who find it more convenient to pay by credit card that option is available through PayPal on the Fitzgeralds Family Farm website.

Please send the application page and your deposit to the farm office:

Fitzgerald’s Family Farm, LLC
144 Snowman Rd.
Coudersport, PA 16915

Make checks payable to: Fitzgerald’s Family Farm, LLC
Please retain this information sheet for your reference.

Contact Information
Fitzgerald’s Family Farm, LLC is located at 144 Snowman Road, Coudersport, PA 16915

The Farm may be reached at (814)274-7825.

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Man Imprisoned After Taking Bath Salts And Fleeing From Aliens

High on bath salts, man flees from ‘aliens’
Controversial drug blamed for high-speed chase
Lock Haven Express

LOCK HAVEN - A local man who was apparently high on "bath salts" when he lead police on a high-speed chase for more than 50 miles Wednesday night, said he believed officials were "aliens" when he was placed in prison, according to court records. More...

4 Sentenced On Drug Charges

Several Sentenced on Drug Charges
Several people were sentenced Thursday on drug charges in McKean County Court. 31 year-old Lloyd Baribeau was sentenced to up to a year in jail on charges he conspired to sell cocaine.

54 year-old Alan Kelley of Port Allegany was sentenced to time served on illegal oxycodone possession charges.

26 year-old Cami Pinchock of Port Allegany will serve 90 days to a year in a half on charges she tried to sell oxycodone.

And, 20 year-old D'Andrea Parker of Buffalo will spend between six months to nearly two years in Jail on cocaine charges.

Pair of Bradford Residents Sentenced

Pair of Bradford Residents Sentenced
A Bradford man has been sentenced to four to 10 years in state prison in four different cases. 24 year-old James Bunce was sentenced in McKean County Court Thursday on assault, terroristic threats and DUI charges.

28 year-old Bobbi Jo Reid of Bradford was sentenced Thursday to up to two years in the McKean County jail on robbery and endangering the welfare of a child charges. Reid was accused of going to a bar and leaving her three children home alone.

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 5:30 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to Main Street for an injury call.

Man Arrested In April For Potter County Thefts Sentenced To 5 1/2 to 13 Years For Tioga County Crimes

Wellsboro man gets state prison time

Williamsport Sun Gazette

WELLSBORO - Michael E. Rosenbloom, 42, of 55 Central Ave., Apt. A, was sentenced to state prison for 5 1/2 to 13 years for three counts of theft, one of theft from a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and receiving stolen property in separate incidents between July 9, 2009, and Nov. 10, 2010. More...

Rosenbloom Charges Waived To County

Rosenbloom was arrested by Trooper Glenn C. Drake II on April 4, 2011 and arraigned before District Judge Barbara J. Easton for at least four crimes he committed in Potter
and Tioga counties. Judge Easton committed him to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $75,000. bail on each charge.

The charges involved the following thefts that occurred on 12-4/5-2010:

An Apple Ipod and cable associated with it's use from a vehicle located in a driveway on Loucks Mills Road in Hector Toenship owned by Sheila Rae Blass of Sarasota Florida.

A Model 870 12 gauge shotgun and a JC Higgins .270 Cal. Rifle taken from a vehicle owned by Karl Wayne Stephenson of Middletown, Delaware, that was parked in a camp driveway on Loucks Mills Road in Hector Township. They were recovered.

A Motorola Firemen's Radio owned by Genesee Volunteer Fire Dept. used by and kept in a vehicle owned by Charles Inzana on Church Street in the Village of Genesee. The radio was recovered.

A Marlin 30-30 cal. rifle, an apple I-podNano, a Nikon Scope, a gun case, a box of 30-30 ammo, and a buck knife were stolen from a vehicle owned by Jason Andrew Ebert of Wellsboro that was parked in a driveway on Shumway Hill Spur Road in Delmar Township in Tioga County. Those items were recovered.

The April arrests were made in cooperation with New York State Police and PSP in Mansfield. All charges were waived to Potter County Court on May 10, 2011 in District Judge Barbara Easton's District Court.

Flooding Aftermath In Wellsville

The Wellsville Daily Reporter has photos and video of the flooding last night in the Wellsville area.


Shinglehouse Ambulance To Palmer Avenue

At 4:26 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Palmer Avenue for a medical emergency.

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Coudersport’s Nick Jolley avoids being picked off at 1st base.

Coudersport shortstop Tim McCusker drives the ball to left field.

Cameron County pitcher Jake Brown.

Paul Burdick Sports Images

Man Injured Cutting Tree

Tree Hit Man
At 2:12 pm on Saturday, Kane Ambulance and Ludlow Fire are responding to a report of a man injured while cutting a tree behind a camp located at the end of Coal Mine Road in Wetmore Township.

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 872

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 872
At 1:38 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Rescue, Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Rt. 872 near Inez. Unknown injuries. Possible confinement.

At 1:48 pm-Austin Ambulance dispatched to scene.

Lost Keys In Coudersport?

Someone lost keys in front of Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro yesterday. We're going to turn them over to the Coudersport police. Just thought you may want to let your readers know. Thanks, Jim.

John Snyder

Possible Structure Fire In Eldred Township

Possible Structure Fire
At 12:58 pm on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Ralph Road for a possible structure fire.


Lt. Governor Cawley Tours Moran Industries, Talks Job Creation

Lt. Governor Cawley Tours Moran Industries, Talks Job Creation
Watsontown, Northumberland County – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today toured Moran Industries in Watsontown, Northumberland County, where he highlighted the Corbett administration’s commitment to growing Pennsylvania’s economy and creating jobs.

“Governor Corbett’s proposed budget is a commitment to Pennsylvania’s workers. We want to get government out of the way of companies like Moran Industries, so they can grow and create good-paying jobs for Pennsylvanians,” said Cawley.

Corbett’s proposed budget contains no tax or fee increases and cuts government spending by 3 percent, most of which is done by consolidating programs, targeting inefficiencies and reducing or eliminating discretionary financial grants.

Cawley said the budget emphasizes free enterprise by supporting programs that will encourage economic growth and job creation, streamlining a multitude of business incentive programs and awarding tax credits as incentives for new and creative ideas to improve business and industry.

“There are still a half million Pennsylvanians looking for work, including nearly 5,000 unemployed in the Williamsport area. Governor Corbett’s budget will provide tax relief to help grow our economy and create jobs here in Watsontown and around the state,” said Cawley.

Moran Industries is a family-run business which started in an abandoned Watsontown factory 35 years ago. It has grown into Pennsylvania’s premier logistics provider, with 350 employees and more than three million square feet of modern storage space in 18 different facilities.

Visit to learn more about Governor Corbett’s proposed budget.


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Fire & Ambulance Calls At 4:00 am

At 4:08 am on Saturday, Shinglehouse has been called for mutual aid to Portville Fire hall.

Coudersport has been called for two ambulance calls.

Wellsville has been dispatched to a fire on Main Street in Cuba, NY
Many Fire Depts. to fully involved structure fire on Main Street in Cuba.

Roulette To Hall and call center for details.


Town Wide Yard Sale In Roulette Today Only

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Tree In The Roadway On Rt. 44 North of Coudersport

Tree Down
At 2:58 am on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 44 north in Hebron Township for a tree down in the roadway.

At 3:23 am--Shinglehouse Fire Dept. was dispatched to this downed tree.

Elect Kari A. Stubbs Your Magisterial District Judge 55-4-01

Kari A. Stubbs is seeking the position of Magisterial District Judge 55-4-01

to replace the Honorable Barbara J. Easton who will be retiring at the end of the year.

Stubbs is the best of four candidates running in the May 17th Primary Election for the job of District Judge.

Stubbs was raised in Shinglehouse and graduated as an Honor Student from Oswayo Valley High School in 2003. In 2005, she graduated with Honors from Jamestown Community College, with a Social Science degree, and again in 2006, with High Honors in Criminal Justice. It was her love of working within District Court 55-4-01 that gave her the encouragement and desire to go back to college and obtain her criminal justice degree.

“This is a position that is very near and dear to my heart. For the last six years I worked in District Court 55-4-01 as its only staff member. Often you may hear me joke that the Honorable Easton tossed me into the shark tank on day one. However, that’s exactly what she did. It has given me the experience that is unmatched in this race. I have been privileged to have been educated in the inner workings of all office procedures to not only complete my job but to fully understand what takes it to be a District Judge.”

Each year Stubbs attended State Update Certification Classes for any new procedures that would apply to the court system, along with any other course the county could send her too. She has attended extra courses in Advanced Traffic/Non-Traffic Cases, Advanced Civil/Landlord-Tenet Cases, and Out of Case Accounting. With the completion of those courses Stubbs to date holds eight training certifications. Outside of her state trainings, she has also attended several seminars on issues such as domestic violence, using technology in crime, and drugs.

Prior to working in the court system, Stubbs held a variety of employment positions throughout her high school and college years. She has worked in the food service industry, as a camp counselor for behaviorally challenged youth, and in the admissions office of her college, just to name a few.

In February, Stubbs was required to leave her position as a staff member of District Court 55-4-01 to run in this election. The Supreme Court does not allow staff or judges to be politically active while working in the District Court, with the exception of the sitting judge while seeking re-election.

“Part of being a District Judge is being some one that is willing to work hard, be dedicated, and understand people from all walks of life. I grew up in a home where money was tight and you worked for what you wanted. At an early age my parents instilled upon me a strong work ethic, the meaning of being responsible, the value of honesty, and to treat everyone with the same fairness, kindness and respect no matter who they were or where they came from. Thus, as one can imagine, leaving my job was not an easy decision to make.”

“Someone once told me the position of a District Judge is for a person that holds a strong sense of self. You have to be willing to stand on your own, and hold true to your decisions. Often they will be decisions that are unpopular with all parties involved. It is not the job of the court to please everyone, but to make fair, honest, and ethical decisions.”

“What you are in your heart, how you live, act, and react is how you will run your court.”

“Along with that, I believe it is my working knowledge, experience, and education that make me a qualified candidate for the position of Magisterial District Judge.”

The Court is to serve as a buffer between the people and law enforcement. The district court level is the beginning for approximately 90% of all cases filed in the state and the majority of people will never need to see a level of court any higher then that of the district court.

Anyone elected into the position will have to take the Judge Certification Course, which is a four-week process in Harrisburg and pass an exam that is similar to the Pennsylvania Bar Exam for Attorneys.

Stubbs states, ” Our court system grows in leaps and bounds each year, from new laws and procedures, down to the increase in case loads placed upon the courts. Electing a younger person will not cost the taxpayers millions more, but will in essence give them more for their money. Every time the state sends someone to the Judge Certification Course it is an added cost to the state. With a younger judge taxpayers won’t have to endure the cost of sending someone every few years due to retirement. Plus, the District Judges of Potter County go on a 24-hour on call/night duty every third week. With the increase in cases and being called in to the court in the middle of the night it is more likely to take a greater toll on someone closer to retirement age.”

If anyone would like more information on the District Judge or District Court I encourage you to visit the following websites:

“It has been a pleasure over the last few months to meet the people in our voting district, and I am truly sorry if I have not made it to your doorstep. I have tried extremely hard to knock on everyone’s door and hopefully if I haven’t found you yet, I will in the days to come. As you cast your ballot on May 17th, you will find my name, Kari A. Stubbs, third on the Republican ballot and second on the Democratic ballot.”

“I am looking forward to putting my experience, knowledge, and dedication to work for the people of Potter County and especially the Boroughs of Shinglehouse and Oswayo, and the Townships of Genesee, Allegany, Hebron, Oswayo, Sharon, Clara, Roulette, and Pleasant Valley.”

Your support is greatly appreciated!
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Many people do not realize the standard renter’s or homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover damages caused by floodwaters. If your community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), you can purchase a flood insurance policy from the federal government or a participating insurance agency.

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Vote Kathy J. Garrity Your Magisterial District Judge

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Speed Display Sign Placed in Ceres Township, McKean County

Speed Display Sign Placed in Ceres Township, McKean County

Clearfield – PennDOT District 2 has placed a radar-controlled speed display sign along Route 44 in Ceres Township, McKean County. The sign will register the speeds of vehicles traveling in the village of Myrtle. The sign was placed at the request of the township supervisors.

The speed display sign will remain on location for about four weeks. After registering the vehicle’s speed, the value is then posted on the lighted section of the sign. Above the speed display is a speed limit sign showing the 55-mile-per-hour posted speed limit for that section of Route 44.

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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Elect Barry L Church Magisterial District Judge 55-4-01

Barry L Church
Magisterial District Judge

SHINGLEHOUSE – Barry L. Church has announced his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge for District Court 55-4-01 in the 2011 election. He has cross filed for the six-year seat which is being vacated by Barbra J Easton.

Mr. Church will bring to the position a diverse background from both the public and private sectors. His life experience gained as a business owner, local government official, community volunteer, and dealing with the many difficulties of family life in today’s society is unmatched by the other candidates vying for this position. Often the first contact in the legal system, the local Magistrate must deal with a multitude of complex issues and mitigating circumstances involving the citizens appearing before the court.

The senior of the four candidates, Church possesses the necessary combination of knowledge, maturity, temperament, common sense, and values to fulfill the duties of this demanding position. Knowledge can be gained thru education, wisdom is gained thru life experiences. If the circumstances and difficulties of everyday life necessitate that you or a loved one must appear before the court, or seek advice involving a personal situation, you would feel more confident knowing that the Magistrate can apply that wisdom and experience to his decisions or advice.

Voters should also consider the long term cost to the taxpayers when casting their ballot. This position is covered under the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System which is funded in part by the state taxpayers. Retirement benefits are calculated by a formula that includes a class of service multiplier, the number of years of credited service, the final average salary, and numerous other contributing factors.

The younger candidates could put in 24 years of service and have full retirement benefits by the time they reach their mid fifties. With a modest estimated life expectancy of 80 years old they could collect retirement benefits for decades costing the taxpayers literally millions of dollars. An older candidate would be unable to reach the 24 years of service to qualify for full retirement and with the same life expectancy of 80 would receive much smaller benefits for a much shorter period of time. The cost savings is obvious and depending on numerous variables could amount to millions of dollars. Don’t be misled. Visit the PSER website and do the math.

Before you cast your ballot, become informed and consider the importance of this position. This Magistrate will be making potentially life changing decisions and the life that is changed by that decision could be yours.

Church was the owner and operator of B. L. Church Construction for 30 years, successfully completing projects in multiple states on the East coast. He is currently employed by Campus Construction Management Group of Rochester, NY as a Project Manager / Contract Administrator responsible for school construction projects in several communities. He and his wife are also the owners of Shinglehouse U-Storit, a
local self-storage facility.

Mr. Church has been a resident of Shinglehouse since 1977. He is married to Janette Lanphere Church and has two adult children and five grandchildren. He is a 1973 graduate of Bolivar Central School and attended Alfred State College in 1974-75.

He has been actively involved in local government his entire adult life, serving as a member of the Shinglehouse Borough Council for 29 years, with the last nine years as president. During this time he has served on the finance, personnel, water, sewer, and police committees. He has shared in the responsibility of writing, enacting and enforcing local laws and ordinances. Also during his tenure, he was instrumental in the reconstruction of the Borough Park and nature trail. This included acquiring all applicable grants, designing the majority of the facilities and voluntarily assisting with the construction of nearly all of the park infrastructure.

Mr. Church was a charter member and three-time past president of the Oswayo Valley Lions Club. For fifteen years he served as co-chairman of the Shinglehouse Fourth of July celebration, the Country Festival. In his spare time he enjoys spending it with his family, outdoor recreational activities, golfing, and attends church on a regular basis.

Magisterial District Court 55-4-01 includes the voting precincts of ; Allegany, Clara, Genesee, Hebron, Pleasant Valley, Roulette, North Sharon, South Sharon, and Oswayo Townships; Shinglehouse and Oswayo Boroughs.

Thank you in advance for your consideration on Election Day.

PLEASE COME OUT AND VOTE ON MAY 17TH. Adv. paid by the candidate

Four aging bridges on Route 44 to be addressed under contract; three-month detour begins May 31

Travel Advisory
Four aging bridges on Route 44 to be addressed under contract; three-month detour begins May 31

Four aging bridges on Route 44 in northwestern Lycoming County will be addressed soon under a contract that includes two bridge replacements and two bridge rehabilitations between Route 414 and Haneyville.

Starting Tues., May 31 there will be a detour lasting approximately three months. The signed detour will follow Route 664, Little Plum Run Road, Big Plum Run Road, Park Avenue, Route 150 (Woodward Avenue), Avis Road, Central Avenue, Pine Creek Road, Route 44. (see detour map)

PennDOT is taking a number of steps to minimize the impacts on traffic, including the following:

The construction project duration was compressed to have the least negative impact on property owners, business owners, the traveling public and the school district. Originally this work was anticipated to occur between June 1 and Oct. 15. However, after a scheduling meeting with construction personnel, it was determined that the project could be condensed to occur between May 31 and Aug. 23, when the bridges are scheduled to be reopened to traffic.

Because of the detour, it was decided that four bridges will be worked on simultaneously. Working on the four bridges at one time will eliminate the need to interrupt traffic at various additional times in the foreseeable future.

To assist travelers, temporary destination signs for Black Forest and Haneyville have been added to the traffic control plan.

LTT Trucking LLC is the primary contractor for this $1,324,487 project. All work is scheduled for completion by September 2.

David Hazel would like to announce his candidacy for Hebron Township Supervisor

David Hazel would like to announce his candidacy for Hebron Township Supervisor

David Hazel will seek the Democratic nomination for Hebron Township Supervisor during the Potter County election on May 17 th.

David is a 1977 graduate of Coudersport Jr.- Sr. High school. After high school he went to work for the Coudersport Borough, where he was employed for a few years.

From the Coudersport Borough, David was the owner/operator of a logging business before going into construction for twenty years as a heavy equipment operator. He did the work on sewer lines, water lines, roads, sight development and natural gas lines from New York State to West Virginia, making him very familiar with all the different aspects of being a Township Supervisor.

After working away for so long, he returned back home to Hebron Township, and he and his wife, Margie, opened a used car business.

Your vote, and all Republican write-ins would be greatly appreciated during the Primary on Tuesday, May 17 th at the Hebron Township building.

Governor Corbett Signs Two Senate Bills

Governor Corbett Signs Two Senate Bills
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the following legislation:

Senate Bill 916: the bill amends the Pennsylvania Election Code to apply the
standards adopted by the Voting Standards Development Board and published in
the Pennsylvania Bulletin on August 2, 2003, to any primary, municipal, special,
and general election in 2011 and 2012.

Senate Bill 265: the bill amends the Coal and Gas Resource Coordination Act to:
· Require all gas well permit applications that call for the penetration of an
operating coal mine to be accompanied by the written consent of the
operator of the coal mine.
· Create adequate and safe spacing between gas well clusters that penetrate
workable coal seams. No permit for a gas well would be issued unless the gas
well cluster is located at least 2,000 feet from the nearest well cluster, unless
the permit applicant and the owner of the workable coal seam consent in
writing. The bill defines “well cluster” as the area within a well pad intended
to hold multiple horizontal wells that comprises an area no greater than
5,000 square feet. The bill also provides for a dispute resolution process if
the permit applicant and coal owner fail to agree.
· Mandate well operators to supply a well bore deviation survey to coal owners
within 60 days of completion of drilling operations.
· Require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to commission an
independent study to conduct a comprehensive evaluation and update to the
Joint Coal and Gas Committee Gas Well Pillar Study, initially commissioned in
1956. The Environmental Quality Board may promulgate regulations allowing
for modifications to the maximum square footage of a “well cluster” based on
the findings of this study.
· Revise the definition of several terms, including “workable coal seam,”
“active coal mine” and “operating coal mine.”

To read the full text of the bills signed into law today, visit the General Assembly’s
website at

Potter County Commissioners Seek Re-Election

Heavy Rain Floods Wellsville Area/Closes Roads

Wild Weather In Wellsville Area
NWS Weather Service radar showed nearly 5 inches of rain across some sections of Allegany County Friday night flooding highways and yards, washing away blacktop and spreading debris everywhere.

Firefighters from several communities responded to the Wellsville area to assist volunteers there with evacuations, filling sandbags, and clearing debris from roadways. A travel ban was put into effect until midnight.

WIVB has viewer Photos that were sent from the area. The storm also hit areas of McKean, Potter, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. The most part of Potter County escaped with a little rain and thunder & lightning. The Ceres area appeared to have received the most rain.

Potter County Natural Gas Task Force Meeting Attended by 70

Vast Network Of Gas Pipelines To Criss-Cross Potter County

May 13th, 2011

jclark22About 70 people attended the May 10 meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force. Guest speaker was Jim Clark (left), an educator from Penn State Cooperative Extension, whose topic was, “Pipelines – From The Back 40 To The Whole, Wide World.” Additional details from the May 10 meeting will appear on Potter County Today. The county’s public website,, features information on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling and related topics. A summary of Clark’s presentation follows:

–A growing network of gas pipelines are being laid across the region, from the smaller gathering lines carrying gas from individual wells to the massive interstate pipelines that usher it to a market that stretches around the world. Pennsylvania is the epicenter of the Marcellus Shale gas rush and, as such, will see a flurry of pipeline construction.

–Property owners and local governments can exercise some control. Governments have limited authority, based on the Pa. Oil and Gas Act. Pressure is mounting on the legislature to amend that act. A recommendation on changes was recently delivered to the legislature from PennEnvironment and the Delaware River Basin Commission.

–Officials are watching developments as some pipeline companies attempt to achieve public utility status, which could allow them to gain eminent domain powers.

–Some of the negative environmental and aesthetic impacts of pipelines can be mitigated. Property owners who are being approached about rights-of-way leases should become educated on their options. Clark distributed a fact sheet, “Negotiating Pipeline Rights-Of Way in Pennsylvania.” Copies are available by calling 814-865-6713.

–The regulatory structure for pipelines has some gaps, including a lack of oversight on gathering lines in Pennsylvania. There are growing concerns about deterioration of pipelines that are decades-old, due to corrosion and other factors.

–Susquehannock District Forester Chris Nicholas said the Bureau of Forestry has compiled a list of best management practices for pipeline construction in forested areas. He pointed out that impacts could be minimized if companies building the pipelines would work together.

–Greg West, an owner of the Shinglehouse-based Gas Field Specialists Inc., pointed out that pipeline builders must comply with a series of regulations from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection, County Conservation District and the Pa. Public Utility Commission.

–Energy companies often encounter lengthy delays in obtaining pipeline approvals from the regulatory agencies, said Bruce Sampson, a representative of Pennsylvania General Energy Company of Warren, one of the region’s active drillers.

–Melissa Troutman inquired about air emissions from gas pipelines and compressor stations. West and Sampson responded that emissions are tested and companies must comply with environmental agencies’ standards.

Bradford Man Jailed For alleged Rape Charge

Bradford Man Charged with Rape

A Bradford man is in jail for allegedly raping a person younger than 16.

Bradford City Police charged 19-year-old Anthony Kremer with felony counts of rape by forcible compulsion, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

Kremer was arraigned by District Judge Bill Todd this afternoon and is in jail on $75,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in front of District Judge Dominic Cercone.

Elect Barry D. Brown For Cameron County Magisterial District Judge

Barry D. Brown for Magisterial District Judge
The office of Magisterial District Judge (MDJ) is very much a “Sum of its Parts”.
First, a MDJ must have the highest level of integrity, honesty, moral and ethical values. This is a position of public trust and the citizens of Cameron County must be able to have the utmost confidence in their MDJ’s value system. This is a position of great authority, and not to be taken lightly. A MDJ must live by these values and exhibit them at all times. I have always treated people with respect, honesty and integrity. I live my life by the adage “a man’s word is his bond” and treat people the way I would like to be treated.

Second, a MDJ must understand and have a genuine concern for their community and the people in it. I truly care about our community and have displayed that very sentiment through my actions and participation over the years. Cameron County has always been my home. I have been involved in it since my early years as a Boy Scout. I have coached and officiated at all levels of youth baseball, (from Minor League to Legion) as well as years of elementary basketball. I have donated countless hours to booster programs, and fund raising. I have been involved in my church as a trustee and its youth ministry. I am Navy Veteran and a member of the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Next, a MDJ must able to relate to everyone in the community. This is a position meant to be elected by the people and, for the people. This position is intended to be filled by someone close to the common man. The industrial work I have spent my adult life doing has made me much closer to the average person and has endowed me with an ability to relate to and understand the very people I would be serving if elected. As a sportsman I have hunted the mountains and fished the streams of Cameron County since my youth. I understand the outdoorsman and appreciate what Cameron County has to offer them. I am up to date on the game laws and understand how they are to be applied. As a family man I understand the importance and dynamics of the family unit. I understand young people and am able to reach them in an authoritative manner.

A MDJ must have an education and certification from the Commonwealth of PA. I have taken the initiative to obtain this required certification. This course is free; however last year I sacrificed all of my vacation plus time without pay to attend this class. I firmly believe I should not seek a position, if I do not possess the proper credentials. Also, please do not under estimate the difficulty or thoroughness of the MDJ course and exam. The Commonwealth of PA does not take this certification/education lightly, nor should anyone else. A class consists of 35 persons. All 35 of the people in my class were taking the course prior to running for their perspective MDJ positions. Of those 35 people, only 7 persons passed the exam with me.

Additionally a MDJ must have the experience that prepares him/her for the position. Since receiving my certification last year, I have been sitting in on cases at our local MDJ Court. I have been doing this to reinforce the training and education I have received; not only for my own peace of mind but also so the people of Cameron County can have confidence in my abilities. Furthermore I grew up in a household where the job of a MDJ was a regular topic of conversation and PA law was discussed openly and frequently over the last 30 years.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please realize this position is not just about credentials. It is far more than education or experience. It is very much about things that cannot be learned: integrity, common sense and a genuine concern for the people of Cameron County. I have demonstrated these characteristics throughout my life, and elected I vow to perform the duties of MDJ in the same manor. I promise to hold the line in Cameron County to keep it a safe place to live, raise children, and work. I will protect your rights, and help to insure our community is safe not only from criminals, but from those who might misuse their positions of enforcement. I will deliver firm but fair justice to all.

Please vote Barry D. Brown for Magisterial District Judge on May 17th.

Adv. paid by candidate.

Coudy Girl Takes 3rd Place in Art Contest

Coudy Girl Takes 3rd Place in Art Contest

Washington, D.C. – Sue-Young Kim of State College Area High School has won the Congressional Art Competition for the 5th Congressional District sponsored by U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard. Kim’s painting, "Moving On," will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Complex for an entire year.

“I believe that this competition provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of students in the Fifth District,” said Thompson. “Sue-Young is a truly gifted artist and I look forward to showcasing her work on behalf of the Fifth District in the halls of Congress.”

The Congressional Art Competition includes drawings, paintings, and photographs, which were submitted by high school students from all across Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District. The winning entry was chosen by an independent panel of local artists prior to the art viewing, which took place Saturday, May 7th, at the Winkler Gallery of Fine Art in DuBois, PA.

Second Place was awarded to Kelly Shipe of East Forest High School for her drawing, "A View from the HMS Bounty." Third Place was awarded to Jenna Elliott of Coudersport Area High School for her photograph, "New York." All contestants were honored following completion of Saturday’s event. “This year’s talent was impressive and I want to thank every student for their contributions and hard work,” Thompson added.

In 1982, the Congressional Art Competition was created as a nationwide annual art competition that allows high school students from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability. Since the contest was established, hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated at the district level.

Pictured, Rep. Thompson with First Place Winner Sue-Young Kim and her painting, "Moving On."

Dinner Theatre Saturday Night At Coudersport Consistory


No, there isn't a guy singing group by that name, so far as we know, but these four Potter-McKean Players, shown rehearsing for last September's hit revue might just make another appearance at the Dinner Theater event, at 7 p.m. Saturday night, May 14, at the Coudersport Consistory, and same time Saturday night, May 21 at the Port Allegany Veterans' Memorial Hall.

Attendees will enjoy a sumptuous meal, and help Meals on Wheels consumers enjoy many meals as well. Entertainment will include hit songs from past decades, and a one-act mystery farce, "Who Murdered Who?" Get tickets right away, from Players, such as Dave Fair in Port Allegany.

Vote Kathy Schroeder Potter County Prothonotary

Lost Chocolate Lab Dog Last Seen In Harrison Valley Area

Lost Chocolate Lab Dog
Last seen in the Harrison Valley area. His name is Jag and he is 9 years old. He is wearing a green collar and is very friendly. Please call us if you have him or have seen him. We miss him very much! Thanks!
814-334-5540 or cell 814-203-1083

Friday, May 13, 2011

Accident On Cowley Hill Road

MVA on Cowley Hill Road
At 10:47 PM on Friday 5/13/2011 Austin Fire Rescue & Ambulance along with Medic 6 and State Police responded to a MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT on COWLEY HILL RD in PORTAGE TWP.

Temporary lane restrictions start next week on Route 255 in St Marys

Elk County Travel Advisory

Temporary lane restrictions start next week on Route 255 in St Marys

Clearfield – Temporary lane restrictions will begin on Monday, May 16, along Route 255 in St Marys. The daylight restrictions are necessary so crews can obtain core-boring samples for a future roadway project. Lane restrictions will be in place northbound and southbound from the Route 255/120 (State Street) intersection to the Route 255/Earth Road intersection.

Motorists should be alert for closed lanes either direction. These lane restrictions could cause short travel delays. PennDOT expects these lane restrictions to be in place through June 6.

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

Todd Husson Seeks Your Vote For Coudersport Borough Council Ward 1

Todd Husson Seeks Your Vote For Coudersport Borough Council Ward 1

Todd Husson seeks your vote for Coudersport Borough Council Ward 1. Coudersport is my family’s home and I care deeply about it’s future. I truly wish to see positive changes that would benefit every member of our community. I promise to listen and stand behind the citizens of Coudersport.

Please consider voting for Republican, Todd Husson, in the May primary. And for my Democratic friends, write-in votes would be appreciated.

Open Arms Community Church in Bradford, PA

Open Arms Community Church in Bradford, PA recently raised over a thousand dollars to send care packages to troops overseas.

"Having a son currently in the military and has served overseas our family understands some of the sacrifices that these heroes make as a normal part of their lives," says Kelly Elmore of Bradford, who heads up the outreach program to the soldiers, "They, at times, live in conditions that are not homelike. They defend our rights and freedoms so we can live our daily lives without thinking much or at all about the cost. They are special and unselfish. We believe it only fair that we show them our support, love and appreciation."

The money raised will be used to purchase Care Packages through the USO's "Operation Care Package - For every $25 dollars donated, the USO will send a care package to a US Soldier worth $75.

"There are many deserving men and women who will not receive packages from their families because of the cost involved. We are unable to send packages to all of these troops but with the USO and Operation Care Package what we can give will be multiplied three times which ensures that many more will benefit." says Elmore.

The church will be accepting monetary donations for the USO care packages from the community until May 22. Contributions can be mailed to: Open Arms Community Church, 1289 East Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701, or online at by clicking the "Give" link at the top of the page.

The church is also collecting old cell phones for a recycling program that purchases phone cards for soldiers.

Small Plane Crashes Reported

Terry Wankel passed on these alerts for small plane crashes today.

I received this one at 5:05 pm.


This one I received at 6:28 pm.

Pilot Killed In Elk County Plane Crash News Story WJAC Johnstown
BENEZETTE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Emergency officials in Elk County confirm with WJAC-TV that a plane crashed near Benezette. Friday, May 13, 2011.

Back River Raceway Cancellation For Saturday

Jim could you please post for the Back River Raceway that Wheel and Deal Day and practice for the go karts is cancelled for tomorrow per Dave Davis.

The road is closed and track is flooded.

Thanks, the raceway has many racers from the Coudersport and nearby areas.

MVA On Red Rock Road

Appears Vehicle Rolled Over
At 9:12 on Friday night, Station 11 and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a MVA on Red Rock Road.

John F. Colson, Jr., 58, Smethport, PA

SMETHPORT- John F. Colson, Jr., 58, passed away Friday (May 13, 2011) in Sena Kean Manor.

Born Mar. 3, 1953, in Johnsonburg, PA, he was a son of John F. and Edith Fitch Colson.

Mr. Colson had worked for Pellegrino Foods, Warren, before his retirement.
He was a veteran having served in the US Navy.

He was an avid animal lover and provided for Lila, the resident dog at Sena Kean Manor.

Surviving are three brothers, Cliff (Brenda) Colson of North Carolina, Frank (Sande) Fitch of Lapel, IN, Luther (Shelley) Perkins of Roulette, PA; three sisters, Rebecca Perkins and Colette McCaslin both of Port Allegany, and Colleen Ross of Prentiseville, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a wife Flora.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (May 16, 2011) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dan Mong, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to Sena Kean Manor Activities Fund.

Kathy J. Garrity Wants To Be Your Next District Judge

Kathy J. Garrity has announced that she is a candidate in the May 17th primaries for Magisterial District Judge 55-4-01 that is being vacated by Barbara Easton. Magisterial District court 55-4-01 is comprised of the townships and boroughs of Roulette, Genesee, Hebron, Shinglehouse, North and South Sharon, Allegany, Oswayo, Clara and Pleasant Valley.

Kathy is a life long resident of Shinglehouse. Kathy has been married for 34 years to David Garrity and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Kathy graduated from Saint Francis Hospital School of Practical Nursing with high honors in 1988. Kathy went on to continue her education and earned her Associate Degree of Science in Nursing 1998, graduating Magna Cum Laude and 1999, Kathy earned her Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Serving the community for over 22 years as a Nurse and as a Notary Public, Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. From the supervision of staff, working with people in custody while seeking medical care, daily dealings with confidential information, following state mandates and regulations, staying calm and focused in emergency situations, being on-call and being able to critically think under pressure has prepared Kathy to take on the role of District Judge.

Currently, Kathy is a small business owner of Garrity Sales in Shinglehouse, Pa formerly known as Hennigh's Trailer Sales. Kathy is a Notary Public/On-Line Title Clerk which will allow her to take the month long Magisterial Judge Education course in Harrisburg this June 1st to July 2nd at no expense to you, the tax payer. Kathy’s previous education will prove beneficial for the state examination.

Kathy is a member of the NRA, American Legion Auxillary Post 530, Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries, Licensed Registered Nurse, and the Pa Auto Dealers Association.

“I am experienced in dealing with the public on a professional basis. I am confidential and impartial. I problem solve daily being a Notary Public for our community and can deal calmly in any situation. If elected, I will serve our community proudly and go above and beyond the call of duty. I will not promise you anything I can not deliver, but I do promise to serve you and our community with dignity, respect and fairness."

Please vote for me, Kathy J. Garrity in the May 17th primaries. On the Republican ballot, my name is second. I will appreciate all write-in votes on the Democratic ballot. Thank you for all of your support.
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Heavy Rain Comong To Northern PA Counties

... Heavy showers and thunderstorms will affect Cameron... northern Elk... northwestern Clinton... northwestern Lycoming... Potter... southeastern McKean and Tioga counties...

State College Doppler radar indicated an area of showers and heavy
thunderstorms over portions of Cameron... Elk... McKean and Potter
counties at 721 PM EDT. The rain will be slow moving through 8pm.

Very heavy rain will fall... and will cause water to
pond on roads and fill poor drainage areas. The rain will cause
rapid rises on small streams and creeks.

Heavy Rain Headed To Northern Potter County

NWS Weather Radar shows heavy rain in Northern McKean County and in the Ceres, PA area.

This storm is causing serious flash flooding in Allegany County.

Northern Potter County should be aware of almost certain flash flooding in a short time.


Major Flash Flooding is occurring in Central Allegany County. Roads are under water and littered with debris. If you're planning travel in that area, you might want to think again.
State Route 19 has water over the road

Some residents are being evacuated. Genesee Dept. 37 has been dispatched to Wellsville for standby.
The Back River Road in Wellsville has been closed.

Volunteers are sandbagging some areas including a Walgreen Store. Bolivar and Richburg ambulances have been requested to come to Wellsville.

Allegany County Roads have been closed to any unnecessary travel.

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BRADFORD, Pa.-- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford inducted ten students into Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society in Social Sciences.

In order for students to be invited to join Pi Gamma Mu, a student must be a junior or senior in the upper 35 percent of his or her class with at least 20 semester hours in social sciences and an average grade of B.

The disciplines that are included in Pi Gamma Mu are history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, internal relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, philosophy, history of education and geography.

Those inducted this year include Jeremy James Bennett, a criminal justice major from Rixford; Kayla Elizabeth Branch, a human relations major from Olean, N.Y.; Ashley Marie Cooper, a criminal justice major from Wexford; Angelena Faherty, a history-political science major from Southampton; Sara Ann Gligora, a sociology major from Milton; Kaylee Marie Goldsmith, a criminal justice major from Conneaut Lake; Brittany Ruth Gorrell, a history-political science and social studies education 7-12 major from Gifford; Patricia A. Klock, a human relations major from Titusville; Christie Lee Marcho, a human relations major from Clifford; and Elizabeth Ann Tillman, a human relations major from Buffalo, N.Y.

Dr. Marvin Thomas, professor of history, is adviser for the group.



BRADFORD, Pa. -- Ten University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students have been inducted into Phi Epsilon Kappa, the honors fraternity for sport and exercise science.

Phi Epsilon Kappa is a national professional fraternity for people engaged in or pursuing careers in health, physical education, recreation, or safety.

To be inducted into Phi Epsilon Kappa, students must have a sophomore standing, a minimum overall grade point average of at least 3.0, high moral character and leadership potential within the profession.

Those inducted were Matthew F. Abbruzzi, a sports medicine major from Hawley; Jennifer R. Anderson, an athletic training major from Port Allegany; Kirby D. Craft, an athletic training major from Goodyear , Ariz.; Olivia P. Fernandes, an athletic training major from Erie; BriAnne M. Gleason, an athletic training major from Bradford; Dana R. Illos, a sports medicine major from Snyder, N.Y.; Sarah A. Lonzi, a sports medicine major from Bradford; Bethany M. Lyons, a sports medicine major from St. Marys; Nathan R. Neff, a sports medicine major from Butler; and Kelsey M. Prosser, a sports medicine major from Etters.

Advisers of the Pitt-Bradford chapter are Jason Honeck, assistant professor of athletic training and director of the athletic training program, and Mark Kelley, instructor of sport and exercise science and director of the sports medicine program.

Classic Rock Night At Seneca Inn Saturday Night

Seneca Inn in Port Allegany, is hosting a Classic Rock Night featuring DJ Clair.

Local Rock 'n Roll enthusiast Clair Hawver will be playing all of your favorite rock tunes from 9 PM - 1 AM on Saturday, May 14th.

Visit us at to find out about our upcoming events, or "like" us on Facebook to keep up-to-date!


At 5:16 pm on Friday, The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR CENTRAL ALLEGANY COUNTY, specifically in the Belmont, Scio, Angelica, Andover area until 8:15 PM.

Coudersport Ambulance To North Street

At 5:08 on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to North Street in the Boro.

Marshmellow Overcoat Saturday At Olga In Coudersport

County Road 48 CLOSED Near Belmont

At 5:01 pm on Friday, Fire Personnel from Belmont and Angelica have CLOSED COUNTY ROAD 48 DUE TO FLOODING from heavy thunderstorms that are stalled out over central Allegany County.

NWS Radar is showing some areas with nearly 5 inches of rain in an hour or so in the Belmont area.


Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. Announces Voluntary Regional Recall Of Entenmann's Bagged Pop'ems Donuts And Bimbo 8 Pack Donitas Donuts Due To Off-Smell And Possible Mold Growth

Oberweis Dairy Issues Voluntary Allergen Alert on Undeclared Egg in Brownie Fudge Twirl Ice Cream Quarts

Patriot Guard Riders Support For Wounded Veterans

Chicken BBQ At Austin Dam Site Saturday Along With Fishing Derby

There will be a chicken BBQ at the Austin Memorial Dam Site tomorrow, Saturday, 5/14 to support the First Fork Fishing Club. The chicken should be ready around 11:00 AM and the public is welcome! Stop by and watch the kids fish in the shadows of the Austin Dam and get your BBQ for only $7.

Flash Flood Watch For Cattaraugus County, NY

A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for
Cattaraugus County in New York

Fire Personnel from Belmont, in Allegany County, NY have responded to a report of flooding on County Route 48 between the landfill & BOCES.

Richard D. Prescott, 40, of 1004 Martin Drive Newport, PA, formerly of Eldred, PA

Richard D. Prescott, 40, of 1004 Martin Drive Newport, PA, formerly of Eldred, passed away Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at the Harrisburg, Hospital.

Born May 3, 1971 in Olean, he was a son of Benny Junior and Patricia Dawn (Baker) Prescott of Eldred

Mr. Prescott was a 1991 graduate of Otto Eldred High School and manger of the football team. He was a long time member of the Eldred Township Volunteer Fire Department. He had attended Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Eldred.

He was formerly employed at the Bradford Era, the Olean Times Herald, Taylor and Armstrong, and at the time of his death he was a supervisor at Triangle Car Wash. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid fan of NASCAR and Jeff Gordon #24. One of his favorite pastimes was playing the lottery, with scratch off tickets
Surviving in addition to his parents , his fiance, Connie Morelli of Newport, two sons, Dominic Prescott of Port Allegany, and James Riley of Newport, a daughter, Erica Riley of Newport, a sister, Leona (Rob Kunselman) Reed of Eldred, a brother, Benny (Nicole Hockenberry) Prescott II of New Bloomsfield, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, May 16, 2011 from 11:00 to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00 pm with Rev. Glenn Hamilton Pastor Emeritus of the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor' s choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Janet Fox, 79, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Sweden Hill, PA,

Janet Fox, 79, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Sweden Hill, PA, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.

Born June 5, 1931, in New Castle, PA, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Ruth (Braatz) Neefe.

She was a 1950 graduate of Coudersport High School. Janet worked at the Hershey Chocolate Plant for 10 years and at Galeton Production for 14 years. She greatly enjoyed bowling.

Surviving are a brother, David (Elsie) Neefe, Cleona, PA; a sister, Norma Neefe, Polk, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Neefe.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Monday, May 16, 2011 from 10:00am to 11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. David Shultz will officiate. Interment will be made in the Sweden Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA.

Andrew T. "Andy" Sloter, Jr., 72, of 40 Williams Street, Bradford, PA

Andrew T. "Andy" Sloter, Jr., 72, of 40 Williams Street, passed away Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 13, 1938, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Andrew T. and Evelyn (Bastow ) Sloter Sr.

On June 28, 1969 in St. Bernard Church he married Rosemary (Platko) Sloter who survives.

Mr. Sloter was a 1956 graduate of Bradford High School and attended LaSalle University for accounting. He enlisted in the US Army and served from 1961 to 1963.

He had been employed as a manager at the Clinton Discount Store in Bradford, then he worked for Forest Oil Company as a tax accountant, computer operator and programer from 1969 to 1990. He later worked for the City of Bradford as a refuse biller. He was a member of the American Legion.

In addition to his wife Rosemary, he is survived, two sons: Tim (Jenn) Sloter and Kevin Sloter all of Bradford, one sister Angie Armagost of Erie, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Wayne Sloter.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, May 15, 2001 from 3:00 to 5:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street, where funeral services will be held at Noon on Monday, May 16th, with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at

Leland C. Nobles, 90, of Smethport, PA

Leland C. Nobles, 90, of Smethport passed away on Wednesday May 11th, 2011 at Lakeview Senior Care and Living surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 23, 1921 to the late John and Loisa Nobles in Whitesville, NY. Leland married Esther Laura Wells of Shinglehouse on February 2, 1946 and they settled in Smethport.

Leland attended Bolivar Central School. He worked as a teamster for his father before enlisting in the United States Army in 1943. He became a Private First Class in the 111th Infantry Regiment serving in the Western Pacific during World War II. He received a Combat Infantry Badge, along with various other medals. In 2006, he was honored by the state of Pennsylvania for his service during World War II. Leland worked for Cleo Baker, 20 years at South Penn and for 19 years at Quaker State Refinery, retiring in 1983.

In addition to his wife of 65 years he is survived by his five children; Shirley (Russ) Warner from Marathon, NY, Judy Nobles, of Port Allegany, Sue (Jim) Wallace, Tom (Colleen) Nobles, and Kim (Bruce) Miller all of Smethport, PA, and by his brother Lyle Nobles, and sister Teresa Erwin both of Bolivar, NY.

Leland was the proud grandfather of Jodi (Scott) Flexman, Amy (Kevin) Radford, Patrick Wallace, Melissa Warner, Curt (Stacey) Wallace, Jamie (Kenny) Jividen, Andrew (Kathryn) Warner, Christopher Jenkins, Shana Miller, Kyle Nobles, Shane Miller, and Emily Miller. He was also called “Grandpa Great” by seven great grandchildren.

Leland is preceded in death by his brothers Leonard and Leslie Nobles, his sister Gertrude Harwood, his infant daughter Nancy Nobles and beloved daughter Penny Nobles Jenkins.

Leland enjoyed various hobbies. Over the years he took great pride in raising many types of animals but is best know for his peacocks. He established his own business, Nobles Upholstery, and kept bees to sell honey. He also loved riding his four wheeler and spending time outdoors. He will always be remembered and respected for his strong work ethic. His family will greatly miss this loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, at 2 PM, at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

The family request donations to be made in Leland’s name to Central New York Baptist Youth Camp PO Box 204 Marathon, NY 13803 (Directed by his son-in-law Russ Warner) or the Smethport Fire Department

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Potter County Commissioners Seek Re-Election

Roulette Ambulance To Railroad Avenue

At 2:17 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Railroad Avenue for a medical emergency.

Vivian P. “Biddy” Bashline, 90, of 22 S. Pine St., Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY – Vivian P. “Biddy” Bashline, 90, of 22 S. Pine St., passed away Thursday (May 12, 2011) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born September 10, 1920, in Austin, she was a daughter of Ray and Jeanette McLeod Blanchard. On Dec. 3, 1952, in Eldred, she married Thomas N. Bashline, who died Feb. 13, 2009.

Mrs. Bashline was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of the Austin Area High School. She worked many years as a cook and bartender for Dominic’s Restaurant and later the Ideal Restaurant, before her retirement.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany; and also the American Association of Retired Persons.

Surviving are two sons, Gerald F. (Bonnie) Kilcoin and Ronnie G. (Delores) Kilcoin both of Port Allegany; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Amy Sherwood, who looked after her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Thomas, and a brother, Kenneth Blanchard, and two sisters, Olline “Squeak” Robinson and Naomi Edgreen.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Garen Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.