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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Minor Injury In Rt. 120 Crash Near Truman Last Week

An Austin Driver sustained a minor injury on May 21 at 4:20 am when his 1997 Tracker crashed on Route 120 in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Steven T. Vonarx, 22, of Austin, PA, was westbound on Rt. 120, drifted to the right, about a mile east of the village of Truman, and entered a ditch on the the right side and struck an embankment. The vehicle continued along the ditch rotating clockwise striking the embankment two more times, coming to rest in the ditch facing east on it's wheels.

Vonarx was wearing his seatbelt and had minor injuries.

Emporium Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene, but did not transport to a medical facility.

Jackknifed Tractor Trailer On Minard Run

Bottom Of Minard Run Hill
At 11:46 pm on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a MVA involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer at the bottom of Minard Run Hill.

Caller did not know if any injuries.

Man Hurt In West Eldred Road Crash Last Week

State Police have released details of a one vehicle crash on the West Eldred Road on 5-21-2011 at 4:33 am.

Brandon T. Stone, 21, of Eldred, PA, was transported to Olean General Hospital by Eldred Boro Ambulance for treatment of a minor injury.

Stone was driving a 1999 Mercury Cougar south on Barnum Road and failed to stop at the intersection with State Route 346. His vehicle traveled through the intersection and onto the West Eldred Road, where he crossed the northbound lane and impacted the guide rails with the left front of the vehicle.

After initial impact, the vehicle crossed both lanes of travel and impacted an embankment on the right side of the roadway with the right front of the vehicle. The vehicle then turned counterclockwise and came to rest facing north.

Stone was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. DUI and summary traffic violations, including Careless Driving, will be filed in the office of District Judge William Todd in Smethport.

Discover Hyde-A-Way Gardens On 11 Mile Road

Campaign To Save Pa. Conservation Corps Gains Allies

Campaign To Save Pa. Conservation Corps Gains Allies

pccSupporters continue to rally behind the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps, a program that has been especially active in Potter County for many years. PCC is slated for elimination in Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed 2011-12 state budget, but some members of the General Assembly are working to have its funding restored.

Local advocates say elimination of the PCC would have a disproportionately adverse impact on rural areas. The Potter County Commissioners last week appealed to the governor and dozens of key legislators in Harrisburg to preserve the program. Their letter stressed the Corps’ value in Potter County, as demonstrated at the Potter County Fairgrounds, Susquehannock State Forest, Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, Austin Dam, Memorial Park, state parks, and townships/boroughs. Since that time, the commissioners have received pledges of support for the PCC from veteran Senator Stewart Greenleaf and from Representative Martin Causer.

PCC members receive temporary employment, as well as job training and other guidance, while performing important public service work, the commissioners pointed out. In their appeal, the commissioners pointed out that elimination of the program would result in additional burdens placed on local governments and state facilities that provide a benefit to the local economy and way of life.

Jim & Cynthia Jones Mark 8th Wedding Anniversary

With all the confusion of trying to catch up the blog this week, after Cynthia's heart attack last Sunday, we almost forgot it is our 8th wedding anniversary today (Saturday). Cynthia thought about it at about 10 pm. Jim & Cynthia Jones were married on May 28, 2003 at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle.

EPA Says Not One Confirmed Case Of Water Contamination From Fracking

EPA Administrator: "Fracking" Caused No Water Contamination

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified to Congress that EPA has not ONE confirmed case of fracking causing contamination of water pollution. See

The EPA Administrator is using "fracking" to refer to the injection of fluids underground to break open shale and release gas. She is saying that no fluids have every come back to ground water and polluted it. She is not suggesting that spills or leaks at the surface have not caused problems or gas has not migrated from poor gas drilling.

Lisa Jackson's statement is completely consistent with my experience at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The EPA favors strong regulation of the five stages of natural gas drilling to reduce impacts further. Lisa Jackson also recognizes that coal mining and oil production plus the combustion of coal and oil cause much more damage to health and the environment than natural gas.

As a result, Lisa Jackson herself said natural gas production is a good thing because it is already beginning to displace large amounts of coal and oil, thereby cutting total pollution to the environment.

Reason and facts have received support from Lisa Jackson and the EPA.

Morgan AM&T Seeks Quality Engineer In Coudersport Facility


Morgan AM&T has an opening for a Quality Engineer in the Coudersport, PA facility. Responsibilities of this position include facilitating customer corrective actions, specification review, advance quality planning activities, process monitoring and improvement.

Candidates interested in this position should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5-years equivalent work experience. Familiarity with SPC, ISO 9001, GD&T, Control Plans, FMEAs and lean concepts are preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision, be flexible, and self-motivated. Compensation includes a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Resumes should be mailed to:

Morgan AM&T

ATT: Human Resource Manager

1118 East Second St.

Coudersport, PA 16915

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Classes At Wellsville Creative Arts Center

To register or for more info:
Visit the Arts Center at 124 N. Main St., Wellsville NY
Call at 585-593-3000

Routes 199 and 3027 in Bradford County reopened

Travel Advisory
Routes 199 and 3027 in Bradford County reopened

Sat., May 28 @ 9 p.m.

The following state roads in Bradford County, which were closed due to storm damage Thursday night, are now reopened:

SR 199 in Athens, from Route 220 to Pitney Street;

SR 3027 (Minnequa Main Road) in Alba.

EMS Dispatched For Burn Victim

Burn Victim In Otto Township
At 9:07 pm on Saturday night, Otto Township Ambulance and Medic 1 have been dispatched to Kansas Branch Road for a burn victim.

EMS has called for a helicopter to go airborne.

Stat Medivac 6 is in the air to the Otto Eldred High School where Station 9 personnel will set up a landing zone.

CDL Drivers Wanted To Operate Water Trucks

Pennsylvania State Prison Inmates Returned from Michigan

Pennsylvania State Prison Inmates Returned from Michigan

Harrisburg – More than 1,000 inmates have returned to Pennsylvania prisons after being housed in Michigan since February 2010, Corrections Secretary John E.
Wetzel announced today.

“Returning these inmates home is important because it eases the burden on
inmates’ families and also keeps taxpayer money in Pennsylvania rather than
spending it elsewhere,” Wetzel said. “Ninety percent of our inmates will return
home after incarceration and helping them to maintain their family support is vital to their successful return into society.’’

Over the past several months, Pennsylvania’s prison population has continued to
level off, making it possible to return the 1,111 inmates back to state facilities.
“While the population decrease is slight, it is enough – when combined with current capacity expansion projects – to allow us to bring our inmates home,” Wetzel said.

In 2008, a moratorium was issued on paroling inmates. By 2010, state prison
officials moved inmates to Michigan and Virginia as a precautionary measure to
avoid serious situations that could arise because of severe overcrowding.
“Today, with a return to near previous parole rates, our prison system has
experienced some relief,” Wetzel said.

“The transfer and housing of more than 1,000 inmates is a monumental
undertaking, which Michigan performed with remarkable skill and competence,"
Wetzel said. “It has been a sincere pleasure working with Michigan’s Department of Corrections. They have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and
courtesy in dealing with Pennsylvania staff and in providing for the housing of our

Wetzel said about 1,000 inmates will continue to be housed in Virginia, but that he plans to continue to monitor the population in order to return those inmates to Pennsylvania as soon as feasible.

Water Rescue Dispatched In Coudersport

Allegheny River Water Rescue
At 7:31 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 and Medic 6 have been dispatched to the river channel at Main Street & Allegany Avenue for a water rescue.

A 12 year old female is reported in the river. Coudersport units returning at 7:45 with exception of ambulance.
At 7:49 pm--Coudersport Ambulance en route to Charles Cole Memorial Hospoital.

Carter Tuttle of Coudersport PAWF/USA Wrestling Grecco Roman State Champion

Carter Tuttle of Coudersport (10 yrs old) PAWF/USA WRestling Grecco Roman State Champion and Freestyle Runner Up

Carter Tuttle wrestling for Mattown USA; takes the Grecco Roman title Sunday 5/22/11 at the Bellefonte High School Gym. Bellefonte Wrestling hosted the PAWF/USA Wrestling event.

Carter pinned his way through the 5 man bracket at the Grecco State Event bringing home the gold and Battled through Freestyle bringing home a Silver medal!

Way to battle Carter!

Dog Missing In Oswayo Area Today

State Police are looking for a LOST DOG in the Oswayo area.

The dog is described as a small Golden Lab mix that was lost on Saturday around 3:30 pm in the Oswayo area of Potter County. The dog is a 12 year old female named Ollie. She is wearing a Green & Pink Collar.

If found or seen, please call Heidi Homchick at 330-421-1892 or PA State Police at Coudersport 814-274-8690.

Triple Divide Watershed Coalition Taking Shape

Triple Divide Watershed Coalition Taking Shape

sourcewaterRepresentatives from public water suppliers across Potter County met last week to continue organizing the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition. Its goal is to protect public water sources from potential degradation from natural gas well drilling or other disturbances, through a combination of public education, communications with industry, and/or regulations. The group derives its names from the county’s unique geographic distinction as the headwaters for three major Northeastern U.S. watersheds. Water from Potter County flows north to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence, south to the Ohio and Mississippi, and east to the Atlantic.

Penn State Extension educator Jim Clark showed coalition members a documentary on the importance of protecting source water and laid out a plan to bring a watershed education program to local schools. By forming the coalition, public water system managers in Potter County will be able to share best practices and speak with a unified voice on proposed legislation and regulations/enforcement issues.

Coalition members will also investigate options for the county or municipal governments to limit industrial activities such as natural gas drilling in close proximity to public water sources and recharge areas. Another goal is to have designated source water protection zones included on the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Index so that energy companies will be aware of them when plotting sites for drilling.

Fire Alarm Activation In Emporium

Address: 324 W 4TH ST

5/28/2011 5:13:37 PM

Firefighters are attempting to gain access to a generator room at that location.

Man Cut With Chain Saw In Otto Township

Man Injured With Chain Saw
At 4:35 pm on Saturday, Otto Township EMS responders and Medic 1 (Bradford) have been dispatched to Highland Street where a man has been cut with a chain saw while attempting to cut down a tree.

Medics have been cancelled. Ambulance transporting to BRMC.

Two Hurt In ATV Accident In Sharon Township

ATV Accident In Sharon Township
At 4:26 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse emergency responders are on scene of a serious ATV accident with two juveniles injured in Sharon Township.

The victims were transported by helicopter from a landing zone at the Potter County Fairgrounds.


District IX Playoffs

District IX Playoffs
Coudersport 11-Smethport 1

Paul Burdick Sports Images Phone (H) - 814-274-8772 (C) - 814-598-7915

Apartment Needed

Apartment Needed

If anyone knows where or who’s renting apartments I need one as soon as possible.

Between Port Allegany & Coudersport.

It will only be me & my 1 year old son. Please help me!
To contact me my cellphone number is 412 491 2764
Thank you!

Memorial Service For Arnold & Kay Yentzer Wednesday, June 1

Memorial Service

Arnold and Kay Yentzer
Wed. June 1st 2011 1-5 PM
Calvary Baptist Church
Coudersport PA

Happy 3rd Birthday Breanna Lynne Shepard!

May 28th, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Breanna Lynne Shepard!

We love you!
-Daddy & Shelby!

Free Help Available For Those Trying To Kick Tobacco Habit

Free Help Available For Those Trying To Kick Tobacco Habit

A free 90-minute tobacco cessation workshop offered to assist individuals trying to quit their tobacco use. Coaches will assist each participant in developing an individualized plan. Walk-ins are welcome; however, registration is encouraged by emailing or calling 1-800-264-1290.

Sessions are planned at the Pa. CareerLink office on Route 6 West in Coudersport on Thursday, June 23, both from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Potter County has partnered with Clinical Outcomes Group Inc. (COGI) for smoking and tobacco cessation programs. Participants are eligible for nicotine replacement therapies, including gum, lozenges or patches.

All services and products are free.

COGI serves those affected by alcohol, tobacco and abusive situations. In addition to holding workshops, the organization refers individuals to support groups and otherwise helps them through the process of quitting.

For more information on COGI, visit the website, COGI has been providing services in Pennsylvania for more than ten years. Recent tax increases on tobacco products have resulted in a larger number of smokers attempting to quit.

Attention all Adelphia Alumni!!

Attention all Adelphia Alumni!!
Kathy (the Happy Lady) and I are in the process of planning a reunion for this summer. So far we have planned to have it at the 2-Mile Inn in Port Allegany. Head Chef Gary Brookens (apcc sales) assures us that we will have a great meal.. Probably a buffet at this point.

We would like your input on this.. interest..suggestions.. whatever... you can e-mail me at The date has not been planned as of yet.. and we will keep everyone updated via Solomon's and facebook!!!!

Babe Ruth Photos And Scores

Babe Ruth Photos And Scores

East Smethport @ Shinglehouse
WIN 20-7

Shinglehouse @ Eldred
WIN 9-4

Coudersport @ Shinglehouse
WIN 17-4
(which I do believe was the score, but our scoreboard is broken)

Smethport @ Shingelhouse
WIN 24-6

Unfortunately, Port Allegany handed Shinglehouse their first loss on the season
by the score of 4-3, on a muddy field after the downpour on Friday night.
So their record is now 4-1.

Courtesy Of
Charlene Freelove

Habitat For Humanity Needs Volunteers For Galeton Rehab Project

Potter County Habitat For Humanity is partnering with the Potter County Redevelopment Authority to work on a project to rehab a house at 141 W. Main Street, Galeton, PA. This project will take place beginning Monday, June 20 at 8:00 a.m. and wrap up no later than Friday, June 25, 2011.

We have a group of Volunteers from Ulysses, PA (Thank you members of the Baptist Church Team) who will work on most of the project. However, we are going to be putting in approximately 200 feet of new sidewalk. We really need an additional 8 to 10 Volunteers to help with the sidewalk part of the project.

On Monday, with the help of the Galeton Borough crew, we will begin removing the existing sidewalk. The site will then need to be prepared and the forms set.

Hopefully we will be ready to pour the concrete on Wednesday.

In addition to the man power we will need 2 or 3 wheelbarrows to pour about 30 feet of the walkway to the house. The rest of it will be poured from the concrete truck. We will also need the tools to strike the edges and put expansion cuts in the sidewalk.

We really do need Volunteers to help us with this concrete work. If you can help, please let me know by e-mail ( if you can help make this project a successful one.

Thank you!!!

Jim and Charlotte Blain

Annual East Fork Kids Fishing Derby Sunday

East Fork Road, Wharton, PA

Your Speed Sign Being Used In Sweden Township

Sweden Township Police Dept. photo

In co-operation with Austin Boro Police Dept., Sweden Valley Police are positioning this sign, that denotes your speed as you pass through the area, to remind drivers of their speed. Chief Bryan Phelps reports that police will be using strong enforcement to keep residents safe from speeding vehicles in the Township.

The Sweden Township Police Department is reminding all operators of ATV’s that the rules of the road apply to ATV’s while operating on Twp. Highways (speed limits, traffic control devices). ATV’s must be licensed, registered and insured, helmets must be worn (unlike motor cycles).

Were looking forward to a fun safe summer with the start of the Memorial Day weekend. Be safe.


lifornia Firm Recalls Chicken Noodle Salad Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

Friday, May 27, 2011

Discover Hyde-A-Way Gardens On 11 Mile Road

Happy Birthday Doug Crum 5/29/2011

Happy 75th Birthday Grandpa

Sun 5/29/11

From Friends and Family

New Playground Equipment at Austin Area School

New Playground Equipment at Austin Area School

By Kathy Brooks

Thanks to the Austin Area Parent Teacher Organization, a new piece of equipment has been installed on the playground at the Austin Area School.

The airplane is designed for children in Grades Preschool through Third.

A special thank you goes to the dedicated volunteers, Bill Crosby and John Rotello, for installing the equipment over the weekend.

According to PTO President Karen Crosby, they are hoping to resurface and expand the outside basketball courts in the near future. PTO is presently trying to raise a large amount of funds to complete this project.

As always, donations are accepted from local businesses and individuals and can be sent to the Austin Area PTO, 138 Costello Rd, Austin, PA 16720. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Coudersport Dispatched To Fire On Black Hole Road

Unknown Type Fire
At 10:18 pm on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an unknown type fire behind 591 Black Hole Road in Summit Township.

Chief directs units to hold in quarters. Send out Patrol Unit as no road to location of fire.


Coudersport Ambulance To North Main Street

At 9:44 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to North Main Street for a medical call.

Calling All Coudersport Sports Supporters

No Injuries In Rt. 15 N Crash In Lycoming County


Tioga County units RECALLED
Lycoming County reports no injuries in this MVA on Rt. 15 Northbound

JoAnn V. Chmelar, 77, of 324 W. 4th St., Emporium, PA

JoAnn V. Chmelar, 77, of 324 W. 4th St., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Friday (May 27, 2011) morning.

She was born October 21, 1933 in Emporium a daughter of the late Olin and Stella Bohensky Barr. On July 10, 1954 in St. Mark Church she married the late Leo Chmelar.

Mrs. Chmelar graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1952. She and her husband worked at Cameron County Control and the County Jail for over 40 years until she retired in 2002. After retirement she worked at the Grove House until 2008. She was named an honorary member of the Emporium Fire Department & was a member of the Firemans Ladies Auxiliary.

Son: James Chmelar and wife Lisa, Austin, TX
Daughter: Vicki, Mrs. Jim Wenner, Emporium
Son: Michael Chmelar, Emporium
Son: Joseph "Skeeter" Chmelar and his wife Yvette, Emporium
12 Grandchildren 5 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Evelyn, Mrs. Bryan Goodrow, Bellefonte
Several nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Olin and Stella Bohensky Barr
Husband: Leo Chmelar
Son: Robert Chmelar
Sister: Delores Stringfellow

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 PM and the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Hematology/Oncology Department, Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801 or to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Morgan AM&T Seeks Quality Engineer In Coudersport Facility


Morgan AM&T has an opening for a Quality Engineer in the Coudersport, PA facility. Responsibilities of this position include facilitating customer corrective actions, specification review, advance quality planning activities, process monitoring and improvement.

Candidates interested in this position should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5-years equivalent work experience. Familiarity with SPC, ISO 9001, GD&T, Control Plans, FMEAs and lean concepts are preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision, be flexible, and self-motivated. Compensation includes a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Resumes should be mailed to:

Morgan AM&T

ATT: Human Resource Manager

1118 East Second St.

Coudersport, PA 16915

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

2 Vehicle Accident Reported In Coudersport

MVA In Coudersport
At 5:11 pm on Friday, Coudersport Dept. 48 & Medic 6 have been dispatched to a 2 car motor vehicle accident at the red light near the courthouse. Injuries are reported by Police on scene.

Asian Tasting Menu Tonight At Olga In Coudersport

Austin Students Recognized For Positive Behavior

Austin Area School Rewards Assembly:

By Kathy Brooks

The Austin Area School District has implemented a school wide positive behavior system for all students. Student behavior has been monitored on a daily basis and good behavior has been rewarded throughout the year with small incentives.

The Student Council held an end of the year assembly on May 26, 2011 to reward students with exemplary behavior throughout the school year. Thanks to many sponsors, some exciting prizes were donated for students to win. Each marking period student that did not receive a detention had their name put into the drawing for the prizes that were awarded.

Prizes were donated by the following sponsors: Austin Student Council, Northwest Savings Bank, Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy, Kightlinger Motors, Austin Parent Teacher Organization, DelGrosso Amusement Park, Port Allegany Pharmacy, Dr. Matthew Hutcheson, Mrs. Kimberly Rees, Costas, Austin Volunteer Fire Company, Austin Communities That Care, Shear Love, Mrs. Peggy Derr, Mr. Ray Cope, Mrs. Cara Bates, Mrs. Angela Brewer, and Mrs. Susan Moyer.

Pictured: The grand prizes were 8GB ipod Touches. The High School winner was Dakota Stuckey and the Middle School winner was Autumn Solomon.

Potter County Transfer Station Closed Monday, May 30

Blood Drive At CCMH Wednesday, June 1

PAHS Class of 1972 Organizational Reunion Meeting

PAHS Class of 1972 Organizational Reunion Meeting

25 June 2011

Seneca Inn, Rt 6, Port Allegany, Pa


Contact: Rick Fillhart

I-80 Columbia County work zone traffic restrictions May 30 - June 3

Travel Advisory
I-80 Columbia County work zone traffic restrictions May 30 - June 3

The I-80 Columbia County work zone lane closures for the week of May 30 through June 3 are as follows:

No work is scheduled on Monday, Memorial Day.

Tuesday, I-80 westbound (WB) from mile 243 to 242, left lane closed to set temporary concrete barrier.

Also on Tuesday, I-80 eastbound (EB) from mile 241 to 243 left and right lanes alternately closed for traffic line removal and painting. This will continue on Wednesday if not completed on Tuesday.

Thursday, I-80 EB from mile 241 to 243 alternating from right to left lanes to set temporary concrete barrier. This may go into Friday if not completed Thursday, but will be off the road before 12 noon Friday.

All the above will be done under daylight signing patterns from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (except Friday, if needed). Outside those hours two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction.

All the above work is to put the project into the next phase of construction.

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

CCC Legacy Chapter Forming

CCC Legacy Chapter Forming

The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania (LHR) in partnership with the CCC Legacy Foundation, and the Greater Renovo Area Heritage Park Association will be hosting the Charter Meeting of the LHR Chapter of the CCC Legacy on Saturday, June 4th at 11:00 at the Renovo Fire Hall. The Fire Hall is located just off Route 120 on 11th Street in downtown Renovo (Clinton County).

The Chapter will include the 15 counties of the Lumber Heritage Region and will celebrate the accomplishments of the men and boys who served in the 86 Civilian Conservation Corps Camps through out the region. Currently there are 30 CCC Legacy Members in the Region. They hope to get that up over 100 in the near future.

While this first meeting is taking place in Clinton County, it is planned to eventually hold meetings through out the 15 counties.

On the agenda for this Charter Meeting will be to work out the details of the by-laws, select officers and set the mission and goals for the group.

With 86 camps in the region and the great work accomplished by the CCC’s there will be many opportunities for very interesting future meetings.

Also at the meeting, the Renovo Heritage Park folks will share work they have in progress with their hand carved life-size CCC Worker Statues and the upcoming dedication. Additionally they will share information on two Bronze CCC Worker Statues coming to the Region and will discuss a new book on the CCC’s in the Allegheny National Forest.

If you are interested but not able to attend, please let them know. Feel free to invite friends who are interested in the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps. If you are able to attend please RSVP as lunch will be provide by the Fire Dept. and they could use a head count. 814-486-0213

The Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy represents the alumni, supporters, and friends of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Foundation strives to bring awareness to the heritage of the CCC, CCC alumni, their programs and accomplishments. For many years, alumni across America have elevated their heritage though consistently reminding citizens, historians, and natural resource agencies of its great impact on the American culture. Please join the effort to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the men who served

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men, focused on natural resource conservation from 1933 to 1942.

Memorial Weekend Activities At Lyman Run State Park

Coudersport Ambulance To North Hollow Road

At 2:54 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to North Hollow Road for a medical event.

Route 255 Now Open, North of DuBois

Route 255 Now Open, North of DuBois

Clearfield – PennDOT advises drivers that Route 255 is now open north of
DuBois. Both lanes of the road had been closed earlier today due to a
multi-vehicle accident just north of the I-80/101 interchange.

With the road re-opened, PennDOT has lifted the detour. .

Coudersport Public Library Summer Reading Program 2011

Coudersport Public Library
Summer Reading Program 2011

Take a trip around the world this summer at the Coudersport Public Library as we celebrate reading with the 2011 Summer Reading Program: One World, Many Stories.

Elementary School Program: Thursdays at 2pm, June 16 – July 28. This program is for children entering grades 1-6. Each week we will be exploring a different continent with stories, music, crafts, and games. Each child will be given a ‘Reading Passport’ when he or she registers for the program and will have the chance to earn passport stamps by attending our weekly programs, reading 2 hours during the week, and completing special reading-related assignments. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the program. On Thursday, July 28 at 2pm, we will host a special performance of “A World of Animal Tales” with Bruce Weaver & Friends for children of all ages. Weekly programs will last approximately one hour.

Preschool Story Hour Program: Our Preschool Story Hour program will return on Tuesdays at 10 am from June 21 through July 26 for children ages 3-6. This program will feature stories, music, crafts, and fun for youngsters and their adult caregivers. Weekly programs last approximately 45 minutes. All are also invited to a special performance of “A World of Animal Tales” with Bruce Weaver & Friends on Thursday, July 28 at 2pm.

All programs are free. You may pre-register your child and pick up registration materials at the library anytime from June 1 – 14. Please call the library at 274.9382 with questions.

25 PA Counties Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8:00 PM

The National Weather Service has issued
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening for the following areas

In Pennsylvania this watch includes 25 counties

In central Pennsylvania

Adams Bedford Blair
Centre Clinton Columbia
Cumberland Dauphin Franklin
Fulton Huntingdon Juniata
Lancaster Lebanon Lycoming
Mifflin Montour Northumberland
Perry Schuylkill Snyder
Sullivan Tioga Union

Wires Reported Down East Of Gaines


I-80 Update For Holiday Weekend

Update for Holiday Weekend on I-80 in Clearfield County

Clearfield –Motorists will encounter increased traffic volumes along I-80 this weekend and delays are possible. PennDOT advises motorists on the following I-80 locations this weekend:

• Mile marker 102 eastbound and westbound in Sandy Township. Lane restrictions have been lifted for the holiday weekend. Lane restrictions will resume on Tuesday, May 31.

• Mile-marker 133 westbound near the Kylertown/133 interchange in Cooper Township. The right lane is closed and all traffic is restricted to the left lane due to bridge demolition work. Delays are likely over the holiday weekend.

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

Alice M. Breese-Flynn, 73, formerly of Eldred,

ELDRED, PA - Alice M. Breese-Flynn, 73, formerly of Eldred, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (May 24, 2011) at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion.

Born Dec. 25, 1937, in Eldred, she was the daughter of Kenneth L. and Doris Cross Lamb.

She was a 1956 graduate of Eldred High School and had resided in the state of Washington for 14 years before moving back to Eldred in 1973.

She had been employed at the Boeing Aircraft Factory in Seattle, and was later employed by the Office of Aging in Smethport. She was also employed as a secretary for Eldred Township until her retirement in 2003.

She was a past member of the Eldred Township Fire Department Auxiliary.

She was very active in her children's and grandchildren's lives. She enjoyed gardening, needlepoint and reading.

Surviving are one son, Daniel (Joan) Breese of Duke Center; two daughters, Daneen (Jerry) Holcomb of Bumpass, VA, and Debra Shaffer of Eldred; four grandchildren; a half-brother, Kent (Sharon) Lamb of Camas, WA; three half-sisters, Becky (John) Aaronson of Seattle, Nancy Green of Poulsbo, WA, and Bobbi Brickman of Okeene, OK; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kenneth Shaffer Jr. in 2004.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday (May 27, 2011) at the Frame Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery in Eldred.

The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frame Funeral Home in Eldred.

Route 15 SB closed at crash scene south of Blossburg

Travel Advisory
Route 15 SB closed at crash scene south of Blossburg

Motorists in Tioga County are advised that the southbound lanes of Route 15 are currently blocked by an overturned tractor trailer, just south of the Blossburg Interchange.

Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Old Route 15.

It was not immediately known how long Route 15 southbound will be closed at that crash scene. Wreckers are en route to remove the wreckage.

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Tractor-Trailer Crash On Rt. 15 Near Blossburg

Blossburg Fire Dept. Fire Police are responding to Route 15 for a tractor-trailer crash in Bloss Township. A tractor -trailer is reported on it's side at that location. Caller reported no injuries.

Travel Advisory
Route 15 SB closed at crash scene south of Blossburg

Motorists in Tioga County are advised that the southbound lanes of Route 15 are currently blocked by an overturned tractor trailer, just south of the Blossburg Interchange.

Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Old Route 15.

It was not immediately known how long Route 15 southbound will be closed at that crash scene. Wreckers are en route to remove the wreckage.

Tri-County Electric Working To Restore Power To 5,000 Customers

Tri-County reports 5,000 customers without power

Star Gazette

Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative line crews are working to restore power to more than 5,000 members who remain without electricity following severe thunderstorms that swept through the area on Thursday evening.

High winds toppled trees and snapped off limbs onto electric lines, bringing down wires, splintering utility poles and causing widespread power outages throughout much of Tri-County’s service territory beginning shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.

The highest concentration of outages, as of 10 a.m. Friday, were in areas served by the cooperative’s Germania substation in Potter County; Cammal substation in Lycoming County; Morris, Liberty, Jackson Corners and Sullivan substations in Tioga County; and Jackson Center, Sullivan, Columbia Crossroads, Bentley Creek, Ayers Corners and Milan substations in Bradford County.

Power expected to be restored for most by Saturday evening. More...

Fire Crews Answering Fire Alarm In Bradford

At 12:33 pm on Friday, Bradford City & Bradford Township Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a fire alarm on Orchard Place.

Fish For Free Day May 30 In Pennsylvania/Tagged Fish With Up To $9.000. Prize At 8 Waterways

PA Anglers Land Nearly Dozen
Prize-Winning Fish from Cabela's Contest

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania anglers have landed nearly a dozen prize-winning fish as part of Cabela's "Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?" national contest, including one fish that may carry a $9,000 prize. As a partner in the contest, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) tagged fish in eight waterways across the state.

Cabela's today confirmed that 11 tags have been submitted as part of the contest. The participants and the fish they caught are currently being verified, including one fish with a potential $9,000 award. Tagged fish have been caught in Raystown Lake, Penns Creek, Lake Nockamixon, Lake Wallenpaupack and Foster Joseph Sayers Lake.

The PFBC is reminding the public that the contest coincides with the first of the agency's Fish-For-Free Days, scheduled for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. On this "fishing holiday," the public can fish for free anywhere in the state. No license is required.

In conjunction with the Cabela's contest, the PFBC will hold Fish-for-Free events on Memorial Day at six of the waters containing tagged fish. The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

NE Region: Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike and Wayne counties) — PFBC Access (Access #750 on PFBC maps). The tagged fish include walleye and smallmouth bass.

SE Region: Lake Nockamixon in Nockamixon State Park (Bucks County) — Tohickon Access (Access #981 on PFBC maps). Tagged fish include largemouth bass.

NC Region: Foster Joseph Sayers Lake in Bald Eagle State Park (Centre County) — Pavilion 7 at the day-use area. Tagged fish include largemouth and smallmouth bass.

SC Region: Raystown Lake (Huntingdon County) — Visitor center at Seven Points Marina. Tagged fish include largemouth bass and walleye.
NW Region: Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Perry Monument. Tagged fish include largemouth bass.

SW Region: Emsworth Pool, Three Rivers, Pittsburgh — Braddock public ramp (Access #328 on PFBC maps). Tagged fish include smallmouth bass.

“Fish-for-Free days are a convenient way to introduce friends and family to the sport of fishing,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “Many families spend the day at lakes and parks throughout the state. Now they can try fishing at no cost. We know that once people try it, particularly kids, they will see that fishing is a great recreational activity and they will want to do it more.”

In addition to providing free fishing tips, PFBC outreach and education staff will have exhibits, free publications and more at the six selected sites. The second Fish-for-Free Day is Labor Day, Sept. 5.

The remaining two waters in the Cabela’s contest include:

Penns Creek (Centre County) — Tagged fish include rainbow trout.
Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park (Butler County) — Tagged fish include largemouth bass and walleye.

For more information about Fish-for-Free Days and Cabela's contest, visit the PFBC website at

S. W. Smith Library & Bookmobile launches their 2011 Summer Reading Program

Get ready to read around the globe as the S. W. Smith Library & Bookmobile launches their 2011 Summer Reading Program:

"One World, Many Stories."

Bon Voyage Party (Early Sign-up Days) Fri. June 3 and Sat. June 4 at the Library

(Thu. June 2 and Fri. June 3 on the Bookmobile)

Summer Story Hour (Wednesdays from July 6 - August 10, 10-11 a.m.) is for pre-school children ages 3 and up.
The children will enjoy stories, songs, crafts and games from other lands.

Summer Reading Club (June 6 - August 13)
One World Reading Club is for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Readers will be given a book bag and bookmark.

Books read will be recorded in their Reading Log folder which they can decorate with stickers. After reading 4 books they will receive a "One World, Many Stories" t-shirt. Readers can attend special meetings and events during the summer. Any reader who reads 10 books or more will be invited to a Pizza Party and get a certificate and a prize.

You Are Here Reading Club is for students in 7th - 12th grades. Each reader will be given a book bag and bookmark and a Reading Passport. Their Reading Passport will be stamped each time a book is read and recorded. The first 25 readers who finish 4 books will receive "You Are Here" t-shirts. If they read 10 books or more they will be invited to a Pizza Party and get a certificate and a prize.

Novel Destination Reading Club lets adults join in the fun. Each book read is recorded in a Reading Log. Adults who read 10 or more books will also be invited to the Pizza Party.

* Each book read by our Reading Club members earn them a chance to win in the Grand Prize Drawing!

Even if you can't join us for our Bon Voyage Party, you can get on board any time in June and July. For more info visit the Library or Bookmobile or call 642-9210. Challenge your family and friends to read around the world this summer.

Sally Ann Uhl, 50, of 28 Lawton Road, Bradford, PA

Sally Ann Uhl, 50, of 28 Lawton Road, passed away Thursday, May 26th, 2011, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center in the company of her loving husband, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born December 17, 1960 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Burton A. and Judy G. (Ogurchak) Taft.

On April 21, 1984 in the Asbury United Methodist Church, before Rev. James DuBois she married Robert Uhl who survives.

Mrs. Uhl was a 1978 graduate of Bradford Area High School. She had been employed at Zippo Mfg. for over 25 years. She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed sharing and exchanging recipes. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler's Fan, Pirates Fan and Penguins Fan, and was an accomplished fisherwoman and enjoyed fishing trips to Canada. She enjoyed camping and concerting.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Anthony L. Uhl of Bradford, two sisters, Debbie Taft of Mt Jewett; Connie Wilber of Bradford, a sister in law, Cindy Patrick of Bradford, one aunt, Sally McKinney of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister Joann M. Dressler.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, June 1st, with Rev. Max Miller, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ovarian org

On line condolences may be made at

Major Problems Fixed On Cherry Springs Road

Well, I wish every rant of mine would get results like my most recent one here on your blog. The very next day a PennDOT foreman was at our door letting me know that he and his crew would be fixing the major problems on Cherry Spring Road the following day.

I would like to thank Brent Beacker and his crew out of Ulysses for their prompt response to my complaint. Both of the big holes in the pavement have been fixed, as well as the one sluice pipe that had caved in.

Evidently, PennDOT has new system of parceling out the work for the county and only 2 foreman have the job of patching the entire county. It could possibly take all summer for the two crews to complete patching the 400+ miles of roads that used to be done by 5 crews from the separate stock piles.

Maybe the powers that be should rethink the efficiency of that policy. But, for right now, Cherry Springs Road is a whole lot better than it was a few days ago.

Next rant?????????

-- Gail Ayers
Frosty Hollow Bed And Breakfast
1077 Cherry Springs RD
Coudersport, PA 16915