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Saturday, June 18, 2011

State Police Make Arrests In Church Burglary & Arson Incident

Three female juveniles and a 23 year old man have been charged in relation to the burglary and burning of the Southern Baptist Church on Phoenix Run Road in Hector Township, Potter County on April 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm according to a news release tonight from State Police at Coudersport.

The incident occurred when the 4 entered the Southern Baptist Church without permission, destroyed property of the church, and built two separate fires at opposite ends of the structure. The fires extinguished themselves before causing any significant damage to the church.

The 17 year olds, one from Sabinsville, PA and one from Ulysses, PA, were charged via Juvenile Allegations with Burglary, Arson, and Related Charges and referred
o Juvenile Probation.

A 16 year old female juvenile from Sunderlinville and a 23 year old man, Seth William Greenwalt of Millerton, PA, and the other two were charged with Institutional Vandalism, Criminal Trespass, Desecration/Theft or Sale Of Venerated objects, and Criminal Conspiracy.

The juvenile charges were referred to Juvenile Probation.

Greenwalt was also charged with Corruption of Minors. He was charged via Criminal Complaint and arraigned on 6-17-2011 in District Court 55-4-03. He was released on unsecured $15,000. bail. A Preliminary Hearing is set for 6-22-2011 at 10:00 am before Magisterial District Judge Delores G. Bristol.

Roulette AmbulanceTo North Main Street in Port Allegany

At 11:02 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Port Allegany on North Main Street for a medical call.

Dog Missing In Brookland Area Has Been Returned

Dog Missing In Brookland Area found this morning

My dog Lucky is missing from the Brookland area. He is a White English Pointer and weighs about 60 pounds.

Thanks for posting an ad for my dog Lucky. I found him this morning around 8:30 thanks to a viewer.

Fire Rescue & EMS Dispatched To 2 Vehicle MVA

MVA Reported on Rt. 321
At 9:56 pm on Saturday, Bradford City Ambulance & Corydon Fire Dept. have been dispatched to Rt. 321, 2 miles south of Rt. 59 for a 2 vehicle accident. Unknown injuries or entrapment.

10:50 PM-Kane Dispatched to shut down traffic on Rt. 321 at Rt. 6
11:00--Station 15 --Standby For Corydon Township

Nancy B. ERWAY, 68, of Genesee, PA

Nancy B. ERWAY, 68, of Genesee, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 17, 2011 in her home.

Born September 18, 1942, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Robert R. and Lucille Scott Barnett. On February 2, 1963, in Gold, PA, she married Dale E. Erway, who survives.

She was a 1960 graduate of Northern Potter High School and a graduate of Bloomsburg State Teachers College. She and her husband owned and operated a potato farm and the Gol-DEN-Ray potato processing plant for many years.

She was a member of the Gold Baptist Church, where she served as a deaconess, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, and musician. She was a director of the Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative from 1979 – 1992, serving as chairman for four years and the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association from 1988 – 1992, serving as chairman for three years.

She served as Allegany Township Judge of Election, as a local board member for the Selective Service System, as a member of the Potter County Human Services Advisory Board, and volunteered with the local mentoring program.

Surviving besides her husband, Dale, are: a son, Timothy A. (Heather) Erway of East Windsor, NJ; three daughters, Debra C. (Michael) Morgan and Sheila D. (Benjamin R.) Olney, both of Ulysses, and Jennifer J. (Glenn) Bergin of Churchville, PA; eleven grandchildren, Andrew Morgan, Alexandria Morgan, Matthew Morgan, Sarah Morgan, Rebecca Morgan, Aaron Olney, Joy Olney, Kent Bergin, Kevin Bergin, Brandon Bergin, and Derek Bergin; a brother, Jerry (Marcella) Barnett of Ulysses, PA; two sisters, Sally (Charles) Helderman of Lemont, IL and Judith (Kevin) Haroldson of Park Rapids, MN; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, James Barnett.

Friends may call Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 1:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the Gold Church, with the Rev. Frank Mickle, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse (for US disaster relief), c/o Gold Church, 35 SR 449 North, Genesee, PA 16923 or the Gold Church Development Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at

Coudersport Ambulance To Ross Street

At 4:52 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Ross Street where a man has fallen 20 to 25 feet from a ladder.

Coudersport Youth Football Summer Camp

Coudersport Youth Football Summer Camp

Coudersport Youth Football will hold a summer youth football camp on Wednesday, June 29th at the Coudersport High School football field.

Instruction will be provided by both the high school and youth football coaches. The camp runs from 10:00am to 5:30pm with lunch and an afternoon snack provided.

Each participant will also receive a Coudy Youth Football t-shirt. This camp is free for all players registered with Coudersport Youth Football for the 2011 football season.

The cost for all other participants is $50.00. Registration forms for the 2011 football season will be available at the beginning of camp.

The camp will conclude with a parent’s meeting for all players and cheerleaders. For more information, please contact Brian Green at or (814) 558-5749.

Cameron Fire/EMS Responding To Accident

6/18/2011 2:00:22 PM


Nancy L. Wiseman Landries, 76, of Jacksonville, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA and Brockport, NY

JACKSONVILLE, FL---Nancy L. Wiseman Landries, 76, of Jacksonville, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA and Brockport, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 13, 2011 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA are incomplete and will be announced with a complete obituary.

Man Injured In 4-Wheeler Accident In St. Marys

Address: 100 AIRPORT RD
6/18/2011 1:24:26 PM
Personnel on scene. A Stat helicopter placed on standby.

The 57th Annual Rummage Sale At St. Eulalia's


The 57th Annual Rummage Sale, sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will be held June 24th and 25th and June 27th through July 2nd at St. Eulalia's Parish Center in Coudersport.

Hours are from 10AM to 6PM each day.

A raffle for an L.L.Bean cooler bag containing over 40 items for a gourmet picnic is also being held.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and may be purchased at the sale. The winning ticket will be drawn
on July 2nd at 4PM.

A variety of homemade breads will be available for purchase.

The amount of merchandise this year is larger than ever with clothing of all types for all ages, many articles brand new, others gently worn plus housewares, electronics, decorative pieces, books, toys, furniture and Christmas items to name a few.

Especially during these uncertain economic times, this sale provides good quality merchandise at minimal cost. Shoppers will find an abundance of "treasures" and bargains galore at this very popular sale.

Dino Pastor is coming to the Gold Church on Jun 25 & 26th.

Dino Pastor is coming to the Gold Church on Jun 25 & 26th.

Mark your calendar and invite your friends.

Services will be: Sat. @ 10:00 A.M. for the kids (or young at hearts) / 6:30 P.M. for everyone / Sun. He will be speaking at the morning service followed by a church wide Q. & A. session during S.S.

A free will offering will be taken during each service for the speaker.

Use this web address for more info:

Police Investigating Harassment At Rest Area

State Police at Emporium are investigating a report of Harassment at the roadside rest area on Rt. 120 in Shippen Township that occurred on Thursday at 6:15 pm.

The victim is known by police but not identified. The investigation continues.

SRBC Duties Expanded With Marcellus Drilling

Marcellus Shale drilling broadens duties of Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Susquehanna River


June 18, 2011, 8:00AM
The SRBC's expanded duties include monitoring the water-quality impact of gas drilling. Full story »

Engelder Advocates For Forced Gas Pooling

Leading Marcellus geologist advocates forced pooling of gas over property rights

Marcellus Shale 09162009 cdb


June 17, 2011, 7:27PM
Forced pooling means drillers would be allowed to remove gas from beneath properties of owners who refuse to lease their mineral rights Full story »

Teen Murder Suspect Charged as Adult

Teen Murder Suspect Charged as Adult

A 15-year-old girl has been charged as an adult in connection to the murder of an Eldred teenager earlier this month.

Kaylynn Benson of Coudersport is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

She, along with 19-year-old Jonothan Prather of Coudersport and 25-year-old Avery Buckingham of Austin are accused of killing 18-year-old Samuel Miller on June 5.

They are accused of taking Miller to an area along Prouty Run Creek in Potter County, where Prather allegedly shot him eight times. Prather and Buckingham then allegedly dragged his body to the creek and threw him in while Benson held a spotlight. A fisherman found Miller’s body in the creek last Saturday afternoon.

Prather and Buckingham are jailed without bail. Benson is being held in a juvenile facility.

Memorial services for Miller will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Birch Grove Mennonite Church in Port Allegany.

Maggie Has Been Found

She is back home with her family.

Our Maggie has disappeared......last seen Friday evening in Smethport near the Drive In and Smethport Motel....

Morgan AM &T Seeks Manufacturing Engineer At St. Marys, PA Facility

Friday, June 17, 2011

Troopers Recover Bicycle From Gold Store Area

State Police recovered a bicycle Thursday afternoon at the Gold General Store.

The owner of the bicycle may contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690 to identify and obtain the bicycle.

Wagon Wheels Stolen From Seasonal Residence In Pike Township

A pair of steel wagon wheels were stolen from the front of a seasonal residence along Loucks Mills Road in Pike Township between March 16 and June 16, 2011.

The wheels that belong to Russ J. Knaub of 43911 Yellow Wood Way, California, MD, were approximately four feet in diameter and one of the wheels had a wooden spoke attached to it. The wheels have a value of $300.00.

Anyone with any information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Chad Savannah is the investigator.

Tioga Judge Sentences Man To 80 to 160 Years In Prison

City man to spend 80-160 years in prison for sex assaults

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

WELLSBORO - Tioga County President Judge Robert E. Dalton Jr. sentenced Charles A. Lilly, 40, of Williamsport, to 80 to 160 years in state prison in Tioga County Court Monday for his almost daily sexual assaults on two young girls over the course of two years. More...

Route 219 NOW OPEN After MVA North Of Brockport

Ridgway Ambulance & Elk Company 7 are on scene of a 3 vehicle accident on Route 219 north of Shawmut Road that occurred at 9:33 pm on Friday night.

EMS on scene reports a patient entrapped. Route 219 is CLOSED in both directions according to the radio report from the scene.

At 10:04 pm--Extrication is reported complete.

Both Lanes are NOW OPEN

Public Auction Of Time Warner Surplus Items

Coonhound still missing

Coonhound still missing

Lost walker coonhound, tri-colored, wearing a red collar with our name and number. If anyone just sees this dog anywhere, please call 814-698-2071. Thank you.

House Of Reps. Returns For Session On Monday

Voter ID, School Mandates and Budget (related) Bills on House Agenda

The state House returns to session on Monday, June 20, to debate and vote on various issues of importance.

The Budget
With less than two weeks remaining in the fiscal year, House and Senate negotiators are working non-stop in Harrisburg toward a final version of this year’s state budget plan. Progress is being made. Budget bills are expected to begin to move sometime next week; the budget will be on time, the first time in eight years.

Ensuring a Proper Vote: Valid Photo ID Required
The Pennsylvania Voter Identification Protection Act can prevent the four most widely documented types of voter fraud, including impersonation at the polls, fictitious registrations, double-voting and voting by illegal aliens. Modeled after Indiana’s photo identification law, which was upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008, House Bill 934 (Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler) would amend the state election code to require all voters to present valid photo ID before voting. Current Pennsylvania law requires photo ID for voters who appear to vote in an election district for the first time. Legislation containing voter ID had already passed the General Assembly only to be vetoed by former Gov. Ed LinkRendell.

Helping School Districts Cope With Less, Dealing With Mandates

A moratorium of certification requirements for public school teachers will save school districts needed dollars. The legislation (House Bill 1363) proposed by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren County) would provide mandate relief for educators and districts. All school districts must provide a level of reimbursement for continuing professional development courses.

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

Potter County Commissioners Met OnThursday, June 16, 2011

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda
for Thursday, June 16, 2011



We would love to send out a huge THANK YOU!! To all of the people that helped make the bake sale and chinese auction a huge success! The outpouring of love and support for this family went beyond our wildest dreams! We feel so blessed to live in such a caring community, the people are so awesome! A huge Thank you to all of the below that donated to our auction..We have very generous business and people in our county! Tina is still on a resporator, the doctors are trying to wean her off, she has opened her eyes a little and has moved a little. Please keep praying for her and her family! She is in ECMC in Buffalo NY.

Seals lumbar
Rite Aid
Fox's Pizza
Mill Creek Plaza
Coudersport Party Supply
Linda Karija
Northwest Bank
Close's Lumber
Potter County Outfitters
White House Salon
Ace Hardware
Coudersport Beverage
Abundant Blessings
Always in Bloom
Best Buy
Hair to Please
Hershey's Market
Drabee's Mini Mart
Chris Delp
Take Two Video
Goulds Corner Store
Lucinda Greene
Dale Meacham
Cheryl Cahilly
Ellen, Brenda, and Cathy from Dollar General..
To all who dropped off baked goods, I am sorry that we did not get all of your names..If we missed anyone, we are very sorry..There were soo many there! May God Bless each and every one of you!

Again, Thanks so very much to all!
Katie Furman, Casey Pekarski, Brenda Milliron, Ellen Goodwin, Dale, Brittany, Michelle and Dale Meacham..

Nancy B. ERWAY, 68, of Genesee, PA

Nancy B. ERWAY, 68, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, June 17, 2011 in her home. Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Estate Auction In Port Allegany Starts At 5:01 PM Today

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 2:20 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Main Street for a medical call.

Grace Shiles, 92, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Grace Shiles, 92, formerly of Shinglehouse, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born July 23, 1918 in Bridgeton, NJ, she was a daughter of Frank and Metta Nixon Hetzell. On May 1, 1944 in Deerfield, NY she married Millard Shiles, who died on April 14, 1964.

Mrs. Shiles was a graduate of Bridgeton High School and also graduated from beautician school in Philadelphia, PA. Along with her husband, Mrs. Shiles moved to Shinglehouse in 1963. For many years she was a farmer.

She had formerly attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Wellsville. She enjoyed gardening and crafts.

Surviving are two sons, Millard (Donna Mae) Shiles of Maryland and Dale (Barbara) Shiles of Delaware; three daughters, Kathy (Gordon) Derrick of Shinglehouse, Nancy (Michael) Brylinski of Tonawanda, NY, and Judy Taylor of Jamestown, NY; seventeen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; her life partner of 41 years, George Burlew of Coudersport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Shiles was predeceased by three brothers, Clifford Hetzell, Francis Hetzell and Milford Hetzell; and five sisters, Elizabeth Hetzell, Sarah Hetzell, Dorothy Rogers, Ruth Hetzell, and Lida Harris.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Robert N. Hubbard, pastor of Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

County Employees Group Takes Trophy

A group of Potter County employees
accepted the trophy for winning the Steps to a Healthier You competition recently.

Pictured, from left, are Julie Dubots, Linda Gambino, Debbie Ostrum, Susan Kefover and Sean Conklin, seated.

The six-week wellness initiative included tracking minutes of weekly physical activity among participants: Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Austin School District, Coudersport School District, Galeton School District, Northern Potter School District, Oswayo Valley School District, Otto-Eldred School District, Port Allegany School District, and Potter County employees. Austin had the largest percentage of participants.

A pre and post evaluation was completed by the employees and at the completion of the six week activity challenge the following was noted: 22% improvement in respondents indicating they exercised at least 3 times per week, 14% improvement in respondents indicating they exercised at least 5 times per week, 11% improvement in those stating they felt healthy, 7% improvement in those eating 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily.

Olean Council Wants Ban On Horizontal Drilling Process Near City's Water Source

Olean Says NO to Drilling

By Christopher Michel
LinkOlean Times Herald

OLEAN — Common Council members made official the city’s opposition to horizontal natural gas drilling near the city’s water source.

The council cleared legislation in a 4-2 vote Tuesday night to petition the Cattaraugus County Legislature to ban the controversial drilling method — which injects millions of gallons of chemical-laced water into the ground — within two miles of the aquifer that predominantly runs underneath the city. Aldermen Jim Brady, R-Ward 1, and Tina Kamery, R-Ward 3, voted against the measure. More...

4 To Be Inducted Into Oil Producers Wall Of Fame

Oil Museum to add four names to Wall of Fame

By Kathryn Ross
During the annual celebration of Pioneer Oil Days in Bolivar, the Pioneer Oil Museum will induct four new names onto the New York State Oil Producer’s Association Wall of Fame at the Hahn and Schaffner building.

According to museum board member Kelly Lounsberry, the public is invited to attend the posthumous induction ceremony at 6 p.m. June 24 when John Walchli Sr., Burdette and Loyd West and Arthur Yahn are inducted.

“Each man made a significant contribution to the oil industry in this county,” said Lounsberry. More...



Agency to webcast June 27 staff reports and June 28 voting session

HARRISBURG – The agenda for the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners’ upcoming quarterly meeting, slated for June 27-28, was posted on the agency’s website ( today, and can be viewed by clicking the “Commissioners’ Meeting June 27-28” in the “Quick Clicks” box in the right-hand column of the homepage. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the agency’s headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg.

On Monday, June 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Board will hear public comments. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – may begin to register at 7:45 a.m. on a first-come, first-to-speak basis. At the completion of the public comment period, the Board will receive various staff reports.

On Tuesday, June 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Game Commission will take up its prepared agenda. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

Additionally, on June 27, the Game Commission will begin its webcast of the Board’s meeting with the staff reports through its website ( for those unable to attend the meeting in Harrisburg. Those interested in viewing the meeting will be able to click on a special icon that will be placed on the agency’s website once the staff reports begin.

Copies of agenda and minutes from prior Board meetings back to 2006 can be viewed on the Game Commission’s website ( by putting your cursor over “Resources” in the menu bar under the banner photo, moving your cursor over “Reports & Minutes” in the drop-down menu listing, and then clicking on “Commission Board Meeting Minutes” in the next drop-down menu listing.

Cuba Marine Killed In Afghanistan Combat

DOD Identifies Cuba, NY Marine As Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Mark A. Bradley, 25, of Cuba, N.Y., died June 16 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Golden Algae Found in Private Pond

Pennsylvania and West Virginia Departments of Environmental Protection Alert Residents of Golden Algae Found in Private Pond

HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania and West Virginia Departments of Environmental Protection Alert Residents of Golden Algae Found in Private Pond

The Pennsylvania and West Virginia Departments of Environmental Protection have begun sampling and monitoring ponds and streams in the Dunkard Creek area after sampling found golden algae in a privately owned pond in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Golden algae was determined to be the cause of a fish kill in Dunkard Creek in the fall of 2009.

The pond is located just north of the West Virginia and Pennsylvania state line, downstream from the town of Blacksville. The discovery was made by staff of CONSOL Energy during routine monitoring and sampling.

CONSOL Energy reported its findings June 9 to the DEP in both states, which immediately sent staff to the area to collect samples from the pond and various sites along Dunkard Creek. The samples were sent to various experts with extensive experience studying algae. The departments are awaiting the results. On Tuesday, June 14, WV DEP staff flew over the area to see if they could spot any other water bodies with discoloration and target them for sampling.

“We are still very early in this process, and there is no evidence that the algae is having a toxic effect in the pond at this time,” said Scott Mandirola, director of Water and Waste Management for WV DEP. “We are asking residents to be aware of this discovery and look for discoloration in their private ponds and area streams.”

“Ever since this discovery, our staff has been in close contact with Dr. Bryan Brooks of Baylor University for guidance. He is one of the nation’s top algae experts, and we have been working with him for several years,” PA DEP Southwest Regional Director George Jugovic said. “While there is no evidence to suggest the health of our streams is at risk, we urge residents to be attentive to any changes they notice and to report them to us right away.”

Golden algae is not harmful to humans and is only harmful to aquatic life when it releases toxins. Experts have determined that an algae bloom that is not receiving enough nutrients will release toxins to kill nearby aquatic life to create the nutrients it needs to survive. There is no proven way to treat golden algae without also causing harm to all other forms of algae.

CONSOL had shut off discharges from its St. Leo operation prior to the discovery, and the Blacksville #2 discharge was shut down as a precaution. WVDEP, WV Division of Natural Resources, Pennsylvania DEP, PA Fish and Boat Commission and CONSOL Energy will continuously monitor for the algae as well as the overall quality of the water.

Area residents who have information to share with the regulatory agencies may do so by calling 304-368-3960 in West Virginia and 412-442-4000 in Pennsylvania.



MONDAY, JUNE 20th 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church - 304 N. Main Street, Elmira (NE corner of
Church and Main)


Weston Wilson: Environmental Engineer who blew the whistle on the EPA
for whitewashing its 2004 study on hydraulic fracturing

Tara Meixsell: Author of Collateral Damage which tells what has
happened to the health and lives of fellow residents of Garfield
County, Colorado

Rick Roles: Rancher whose Colorado ranch has been destroyed

Jeff and Jodi Andrysick: Local farmers-turned-filmmakers who produced
the films “All Fracked Up” and “Water Isn’t Water Anymore”

Co-sponsored by: People for a Healthy Environment, Inc., Pax Christi
Elmira, Pax Christi Upstate, Jeff and Jodi Andrysick

Residents Express Concerns About New Compressor Station

Citizens Speak Up About Compressor Station Plans

by Beverly Gallagher
East Aurora Advertiser

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held a public scoping meeting June 6 on National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation’s proposed Northern Access Project. FERC is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) on the impacts of the planned project to help determine whether it’s in the public interest in order to approve it or not. It hosted the event at the Parkdale Elementary School in East Aurora to allow citizens to add their comments to the official record regarding a range of issues being addressed by the EA. Over 100 people participated, including elected officials, citizens’ and environmental groups, effected landowners and other interested parties.

The proposed project would increase National Fuel’s ability to transport Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania to northeastern U.S. and Canadian markets. This meeting focused on the planned construction and operation of a new 4,470-horsepower East Aurora Compressor Station to be located off Reiter Road in the Town of Wales (near the Aurora border). However, the overall $62 million project also involves modifications to the existing Concord Compressor Station in Concord, NY, and an expansion of the Ellisburg Compressor Station and Rose Lake interconnection metering facility in northern Potter County, PA. More......

Eight C&N Employees Earn Service Awards

Eight C&N Employees Earn Service Awards

Honored for service by Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., back, center, chairman, president and CEO, were, front, from left, Nancy Tubbs, Terry Turner and Joan Blackwell. Back, from left, Steve Bolt, Glenda Marzo, Harland Webster, Leda Bowers and Yvonne Gill.

WELLSBORO, PA - Eight Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 155 years of service to the financial institution.

Recognized during the May-June service awards luncheon were:

Joan Blackwell, Liberty Branch Manager, 40 years.
Steve Bolt, Courier, Wellsboro, 20 years.
Leda Bowers, MIS Operator, Wellsboro, 15 years
Yvonne Gill, Marketing Manager, Wellsboro, 10 years.
Glenda Marzo, Head Auditor, Wellsboro, 25 years.
Nancy Tubbs, Compliance Officer, Wellsboro, 25 years.
Terry Turner, Teller, Dushore, 10 years.
Harland Webster – Systems Analyst Programmer, Wellsboro, 10 years.

Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2011, C&N will recognize 25 employees for a total of 410 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Christina Graham chosen for Staff Association Award


BRADFORD, Pa. – Christina Graham, director of student activities at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has been chosen by the Pitt-Bradford Staff Association for its 2011 Staff Association Award.

Tonya Ackley, coordinator of community engagement, and Lindsay Hilton Retchless, director of alumni relations, nominated Graham.

“Christina uses every single opportunity she can to help her students learn important skills,” Ackley wrote in her nomination. “She incorporates learning opportunities such as leadership, responsibility, decision making, conflict resolution and problem solving. She challenges her students to better themselves and take advantage of all the opportunities they have available to them.”

Ackley also wrote of the respect students have for Graham.

“The students will bend over backward for Christina because they know and appreciate everything that she does for them. They recognize the commitment she has to the students, her job and the university.”

Retchless, who is also president of the staff association, has worked with Graham on many projects.

“I nominated Christina for this award because of her abilities to mentor her colleagues and her commitment to Pitt-Bradford, and we all recognize her dedication to our students,” she said.

Graham is the advisor for the Student Government Association, Student Activities Council and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She organizes the annual Movin’ On New Student Orientation, oversees spending for more than 40 student clubs and organizations on campus, sits on the Cultural Festival Committee, teaches a freshman seminar class focused on leadership development and is president-elect of the Staff Association.

In 2008, she was named Outstanding Professional at the National Association for Campus Activities Mid America Awards.

Graham joined Pitt-Bradford in 2002.

The annual staff recognition award honors an employee whose performance consistently exceeds the standards and expectations set for his or her position at the university or whose work in the community surpasses the expectations of the organizations they serve.

Elkland Jubilee 2011

Elkland Jubilee 2011 Seeking Vendors & Parade Entrants
The Elkland Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring Elkland Jubilee 2011. This year we are bringing Jubilee back bigger and better with a weekend filled with fun family events for kids of all ages. We are currently seeking vendors and parade entrants for our Saturday, July 9, 2011 day of events. Booth space cost is $25 for new vendors and $20 for returning vendors and will include electric, if needed. Informational booths that will not be selling anything will be a fee of $5. Parade entrants are free of charge. If you are interesting in becoming a vendor or entering in the parade at the Jubilee contact Deanna Sherman at 814-258-5055 or email her at

Jubilee 2nd Annual Open Car Show Seeking Entrants
The 2nd annual Jubilee Open Car Show will be held on the Coates Avenue grounds during the Jubilee festival. There will be 1st and 2nd place trophies for the best of several categories, including Ford, Chevy, Mopar and Best of Show. Goodie bags will be given to the first 25 entrants. A commemorative dash plaque will be given to the first 100 cars entering the show. During the car show there will be DJ music and lots of fun. If you are interested in bringing your car to the show, call 814.258.5055or email

Vintage Snowmobile Show Coming Back to Jubilee
The 2011 Jubilee will be held on Saturday, July 9th from 10 am – 4 p.m. This year we will be bringing back the ever popular Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap. If you have a snowmobile you would like to display or parts for vintage machines you would like to “swap” give Glen Mallory a call at 570-418-1241 to register your snowmobiles and get details. Visit this website for more details

Unknown Fire Reported On Olean Road In Foster Township

Unknown Type Fire
At 1:44 am on Friday, Derrick City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an unknown type fire on the Olean Road, 1/2 mile from the blinking light.

Potter County Beverage Now Open Sunday

Morgan AM &T Seeks Manufacturing Engineer At St. Marys, PA Facility

Help For Housing Problems Today At Housing Expo In Coudersport

Housing Expo Today– Help for Housing Problems

With the growing need for housing in Potter County, and due to the overall economy throughout the Commonwealth, local providers are offering a “Housing Expo,” where county residents can get answers to their questions. This expo will feature agencies and program professionals that serve many populations and needs.

Representatives from agencies that deal with rental and utility assistance, evictions, foreclosure prevention, as well as bankers offering information about refinancing mortgages and buying new homes, will be in attendance.

Also participating to answer questions will be providers from specialty programs that serve specific populations who have difficulty affording renting and associated utility bills. Information about HUD (Section 8), LIHEAP, CAP, and other programs that assist with financing rentals or utilities will be available. This is your chance to get your questions answered straight from the people who deal with these issues on a daily basis.

This event is sponsored by the Integrated Children’s Services Plan Collaborative in cooperation with Potter County Human Services. It is Collaborative’s hope that nobody “falls through the cracks,” and the agencies at the Expo may learn from you as well as you learning from them.

The Potter County Housing Expo will be held at the Gospel Tabernacle Church gymnasium from 1 – 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17th. Free snacks and drinks will be available for everyone. A shuttle service will be available to give rides to the Gospel Tabernacle Church.

The Human Services van will leave from 3rd Street near the Courthouse Gazebo and provide round trip transportation service every half hour beginning at 1 p.m and ending at 4:30 p.m.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 12:15 am on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 44 South for a medical call.

Fire & EMS Units On Scene Of MVA Near Wellsboro

Wellsboro and Middlebury Center Fire & EMS units responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Catlin Hollow Road in Charleston Township. State Police have just arrived on scene. A rollback has been dispatched. Fire Police are directing traffic at the scene.
At 12:11 am on Friday--Command reports vehicle has been removed, all units returning and command terminated.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Palmer Street

At 11:58 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 10 have been dispatched to Palmer Street of a medical emergency.

Sobriety Checkpoints To Continue In McKean County

State Police in McKean County have announced that members of Troop C will continue to conduct sobriety checkpoints on roadways in McKean County that have a high incidence of alcohol related crashes in accordance with the Checkpoint Strike Force Initiative.

No Injuries In Emporium Boro Crash Monday

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and neither was injured Monday at 2:30 pm when their vehicles were involved in a crash at 4th Street at Cherry Street in Emporium Boro.

Timothy Reynolds of Emporium, PA was driving a 2004 Suzuki Sidekick and was stopped in a line of traffic.

Clifford Akins, Emporium, PA, driving a 1990 Dodge truck, impacted the rear of Reynolds' vehicle.

The Suzuki was driven from the scene. The truck suffered disabling damage.

Charges are pending against Akins.

Man Had Controlled Substance

While State Police were executing an arrest warrant 1/4 mile east of the Tioga County line in Harrison Township on Wednesday at 12:47 pm, a Harrison Valley man was found to be in possession of a small amount of a controlled substance.

Charges are pending against Juston Lee Tubbs, 27, of 341 Fox Hill Road, Harrison Valley, PA, in District Court 55-4-03.

Altercation Leads To Charges

Two Roulette ladies are facing charges of Disorderly Conduct and Harassment after State Police were called to the scene of an altercation between them on Wednesday evening at 6:40 pm.

State Police said Nicole Lorena Lamont, 22, of 9 Fourth Street, Roulette, PA, and Cynthia Helen Fernstrom, 36, of 60 Burleson Avenue, Rolette, PA, became engaged in a hand to hand altercation at 5 Fourth Street in Roulette Township. Both Lamont and Fernstrom were yelling and screaming loudly causing a disturbance to nearby residences.

They will answer summary charges in District Court 55-4-01.

Police File Charges After Tazing Man

Clearfield Man Tazed After Resisting ArrestLink
by Aaron T. Evans

A Clearfield man is facing charges after reportedly resisting arrest. David L. Kulling, 59 of Clearfield, faces charges of resisting arrest or other enforcement, disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers of the Clearfield Borough Police Department were called to Southwest Third Avenue for an incident. It was relayed...


UPDATE:Dr. Kulling's preliminary hearing was continued until mid August. A special prosecutor from the PA Attorney General's office will prosecute the case. He is free on $10,000. unsecured bail.

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Vietnam Marine Hikes Across State For Wounded Warrior Project

Joe Barletta, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, is walking hundreds of miles along the Pennsylvania section of U.S. Route 6 to stimulate interest in the Wounded Warriors Project. Featured in Thursday Bradford Era story.

Carla Blair snapped these photos today as Joe Barletta hikes his way through the Roulette area. Photos are on Route 6 in the area of the C & S Lumber Company in Roulette Township.

Woodrow W. “Woodie” Park, 96, of Bradford, formerly of Mt. Jewett, PA

Woodrow W. “Woodie” Park, 96, of Bradford, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

He was born on April 18, 1915 in Warren, Pa, the son of the late Jerome and Stella Salsbury Park.

He was a 1932 graduate of Warren High School where he played football. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, honorably discharged September 19, 1946. Woodie served his last 12 months in Japan as a Construction Machine Operator for Bulldozers and Carry-alls that were used in the construction of Tachikawa Air Force Base plus various roadways. He also instructed other Army enlistees in the use of construction equipment.

He was employed at Lloyd Smith Bros. in Bradford for 8 years and then at Peerless Pumps in Houston, TX and Tampa, FL as a civil engineer for 37 years. Woodie retired in 1985 at the age of 70.

He was a member of the Bradford Masonic Lodge #749 F&AM for over 60 years and also a member of the Lt. John C. Roche Post 212 VFW. As an avid golfer, he played actively into his late 80’s. He also enjoyed bowling and watching baseball and football.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Arlene R. Park, Bradford, one son, Bob (Merle) Park, of Neptune, NJ and one daughter, Linda Campogiani, of Rochester, NY; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sarah) Park, Gregory Park and Stephani (Angelo) Campogiani Gollel and 5 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Park, and two sisters, Bette (James) Scalise and Dorothy (George) Thayer and one grandson, Ralph Campogiani, III.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mary Houck, Pastor of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Rev. Scott Jabo (a nephew of Woodie’s) of Cathedral Prep in Erie, PA, co-officiating. A Masonic service will be held at 6:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Lebanon Lutheran Cemetery, Kanesholm.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions in his memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, PA 16505 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences can be expressed at

Fire Units RECALLED From Automatic Fire Alarm At Eldred Bank

Fire Units Recalled
At 7:48 pm on Thursday, Several Fire Departments have been dispatched to a possible structure fire at the Hamiln Bank in Eldred. Chief 4 issued a RECALL.



The summer swim team is back and ready to go with high expectations!
Age groups range from 5-18. All skill levels welcomed, just have the desire to have fun and work hard towards improving both swimming and diving techniques.

Team registration will be held Monday June 20th and Tuesday June 21st from 5-7pm on the court house square. Additional information about practice and meets will be provided at the time of registration. If you are not able to attend, please call or email the coaches below and we will send you the information covered at registration.

Registration Fee:
$30 per participant
Volunteers welcome

Nick Keagle (2 year NCAA qualifier, Westminster ’08)
Logan Pearsall (4 Time NCAA National Champion, Clarion ’11) 814-558-4497 814-331-7768

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... southwestern Cattaraugus County

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
southwestern Cattaraugus County in western New York, southeastern Chautauqua County in western New York

* until 730 PM EDT

* at 621 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail... and
damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located 7 miles
south of Jamestown west... or 8 miles southwest of Jamestown... and
moving northeast at 15 mph.

* Some locations in the warning include...
Jamestown west...

Paul H. Winner Jr., 81, of 175 Constitution Ave., Bradford, PA

Paul H. Winner Jr., 81, of 175 Constitution Ave., Bradford, passed away on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 20, 1929, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Paul H. and Cecelia (DeGolier) Winner.

On August 29, 1953 in St. Francis Church before Msgr. G. Carlton Ritchie he married Mary A. (Bagnoli) Winner who survives.

He attended Bradford Schools. On September 9, 1947 he enlisted with the United States Air Force and served with the 36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron in Korea. On Christmas morning 1950 he was wounded and spent the next two months in a Japanese Hospital recovering from his injuries. He went back to Korea and was honorably discharged on September 9, 1951. He was awarded numerous medals including the Purple Heart.

After the service Mr. Winner worked at Minard Run Oil Company, Hanley Brick Company, Sunnybrook Dairy, and prior to his retirement he worked as a sign forman at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Blue Lodge #749 F & AM, he was a member and Past Monarch of the Orak Gratto, and the DAV. He enjoyed playing poker with his Tuesday Poker Club, his greatest joy in life was his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife is one daughter, Kelley A. (Bruce) Housler of Bradford, three sons: David P. (Olivia) Winner of Bradford, Gary A. (Lori) Winner of Erie, and William J. (Lisa) Winner of Cranberry, two sisters: Charlotte Reinhardt of Bradford, and Catherine (Robert) Eakin of Big Shanty, two brothers: Allen (Delores) Winner of DeGolia and Robert (Dolores) Winner of Bradford, 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday June 19th from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. where funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, June 20th, with Rev. J. Arthur Cox, interim Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Committal services and Military Honors will be accorded in McKean Memorial Park. Members of Masonic #749 F& AM will conduct a service at 7 PM Sunday in the Funeral Home.

Memorials if desired may be made to CARE for Children, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at


... A cluster of thunderstorms will affect Elk... northwestern

Cameron... northwestern Clearfield... southwestern McKean and Warren

At 506 PM EDT... the strongest of these thunderstorms was near
Marienville... and was moving northeast at 20 mph.

Wind gusts to 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with these

This will impact I-80 near mile marker 97.

This will also impact the following major roads... Route 6... Route
62... Route 219... State Road 46... State Road 59... State Road 66...
State Road 120... State Road 255.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold four mini seminars to help businesses and industries comply with standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development, the series is designed for health and safety supervisors, safety directors and field employees.

Each session will take place from 8:30 a.m. until noon in Room 200 of the Seneca Building on Marilyn Horne Way in downtown Bradford. The $25 cost includes a continental breakfast.

Sessions will be led by Mark Harmon, an OSHA compliance assistant specialist, and will review specific industry standards as well as highlight OSHA regulations.

The first session June 22 will cover Employee Rights and Employer Rights. On Aug. 3, the topic is Permit Required Confined Space and Bloodborne Pathogens/ First Aid. The topic for Sept. 1 is Hydrogen Sulfide and Trenching and Excavation. The final presentation on Sept. 21 will cover Rig Inspection and American Petroleum Institute.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Laurie Dennis at 814-362-5078 or

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or

Date Change For Geocaching Class


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s GPS and Geocaching class planned for this Saturday has been moved to July 16.

The class will meet at Kinzua Bridge State Park Pavilion, four miles north of U.S. 6 in Mount Jewett. The class will feature lessons on using GPS as well as a mild 1.5-mile geocaching treasure hunt. Participants are asked to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring lunch. Water will be provided.

The class, which is for adults 16 and older, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $20 per participant. For more information or to register, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at or 1-800-872-1787.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or

Detour Start Delayed On Middlebury Township Bridge Project

Travel Advisory
UPDATE: The contractor now plans to start the detour on June 21 for the project detailed below.

Original Advisory:
A bridge deck replacement project on State Route 4039 (Hills Creek Road) in Middlebury Township, Tioga County is scheduled to start June 1.

Traffic will be detoured beginning June 15. The signed detour will follow Route 287, Catlin Hollow Road, Charleston Road and Hills Creek Lake Road. Some work off the shoulders may be conducted under daylight signing prior to the start of the detour.

Work will take place at the bridge over Crooked Creek, about three-quarters of a mile southeast of Route 287.

Prime contractor Clearwater Construction, Inc. will remove and replace the existing deck and parapets, reconstruct the roadway approaches and install new guiderail.

The rehabilitated bridge is scheduled to be opened to traffic by the end of August, with all work under this $368,000 project completed by the first week in September.

Marsha J. Jenkins, 52, of Sun Valley Rd., Eldred, PA

Marsha J. Jenkins, 52, of Sun Valley Rd., Eldred, PA, passed away Thursday (Jun 16, 2011) at her home, with her family by her side.

Born February 12, 1959, in Wellsville, NY, she was a daughter of Richard J. and Mary J. Hall Butler. On Feb. 14, 1987, in Coudersport, she married Tim A. Jenkins, who survives.

Mrs. Jenkins had worked several years for Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, before having to retire.

She was a longtime resident of the area and a former member of the Birch Grove Mennonite Church of Port Allegany.

She enjoyed her family and spent much of her time with them.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Tim, are a son, Scott P. (Jennifer) Nickerson of Rixford, PA; two daughters, Bobbie J. (Scott) Bosworth of Port Allegany, Brandie N. (Craig) Cobb of Coudersport, stepdaughter, Melissa (Lyn) Reese of Texas; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Claude R. Butler of Port Allegany, Gary L. (Vicki) Butler of Roulette; two sisters, Marilyn (Robert) Clark of Silsbee, TX, and Shirley Y. Butler of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Richard J. Butler, Jr.

There will be a memorial service held at a later time and place to be announced.

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

4-County Lease Meeting Tonight--READ THIS

4-County Group Stats & YOU

This article is targeted at 4-County Members, and those "on the fence". The first half of tonight's meeting is open to the public. Knowing the goals set forth by the membership of any group is important.

Joining is determined by how closely 4-County's goals match your own.

We are a well-established group that has had more education re: stages of shale development through production than most. We have focused heavily on the components of a good lease that go far beyond $$$ per AC and royalty %. It is the fine print after the numbers that determines who maintains the "rights down to China", and how long a 5 year lease REALLY holds you for.

The Group has heard about (and some have experienced) more sad leasing experiences in our region than there are fish in a pond. To many landman we were fish in a barrel.

Now that 4-County has leasing and marketing representation on par with the major companies leasing and drilling in our area, we are ready to make our move. Know that there will not be a larger, more well-developed effort in this region to bargain on your behalf than 4-County.

This Group cares about
1.Maintaining our environment,
2.Expanding a region-wide economy that can provide a tax base supporting our needs with ease, and
3.Providing fair compensation for rights holders.

These are the reasons we have banded together.

Nearly 26,000 AC have been accounted for on the PA side as interested in 4-County's leasing endeavor. We have 11 companies waiting in the wings to bid on our package with Co-exprise in Wexford, PA.

Those are the STATS.

Has everybody signed the final document to allow their AC to be included in these bid negotiations?

NO. Many have a lease they are waiting to expire. That's OK, but be ready for PLAN B when that day comes. What you have is too important (too valuable) to overlook your other option. Prepare for the future or let life happen. What kind of a STATISTIC do you want to be? Think you can out-negotiate a gas company's law firm?

Numbers for the 4-County deal that always come up are the bonus payment and royalty %.

They are no secret.
8% Gross Bonus Payment --- Example: $3,000 AC - Landowner: $2,760 AC,
CX: $240 AC
5% Royalty Payment for 5 Yrs.
Example: 17% royalty - Landowner: 16.15%, CX: 0.85%
$100,000 royalty - Landowner $95,000, CX $5,000
All work is done on a "no cost up front" basis. If YOU don't get paid, CX doesn't get paid.
No risk. If Owner does not award lease, the is NO fee for CX.

This is a company that negotiates not only for landowner groups, but also for Heinz, Ford, Kellogg's, Chicago Stock Exchange, City of Pittsburgh, GE, etc.. I searched a long time and in great detail for a company like this to MOVE the 4-County Group out of "Park" and into a prime position! This is it.

If you can't attend tonight's meeting on time ... attend late! But be ready to commit, because you and generations to come deserve it.

Janice L. Hancharick


Safe Kids McKean’s RIDE SAFE Cancelled

Safe Kids McKean’s RIDE SAFE Cancelled

This evening’s Safe Kids McKean’s RIDE SAFE event scheduled for 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Eldred Boro Fire Hall has been postponed due to the inclement weather? We do not have a new date scheduled.

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host Grief Connection, a bereavement support group, at 7 p.m. June 28 at the Patterson Cancer Care Center. Meetings are informal and open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information, contact facilitator June Buckler at 647-8618.

A Cancer Support Group

A Cancer Support Group

A cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. June 20 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. The group, Sassy Survivors, is informal and open to anyone with cancer, families and friends. For more information, contact facilitator June Buckler at 647-8618.

Prepared childbirth classes to be held

Prepared Childbirth Classes

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will hold prepared childbirth classes from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 13 through August 17, at CCMH’s Wellness Center in Coudersport. The classes will outline labor, birth, postpartum, positioning and comfort measures, relaxation, labor support, communication skills, problems that may occur, anesthesia, and breastfeeding. To register, call 814/274-8200.

Summer Solstice Ceremony To Be Held

Summer Solstice Ceremony To Be Held

A summer solstice ceremony will be held at the Patterson Cancer Care Center’s labyrinth from 4:30-5:15 p.m., June 21. Participants are welcome to attend for a mediation walk and as a way to celebrate summer. Anyone that can bring creeping thyme, are asked to do so to add to the landscape.

“Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Training”

“Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Training”
Second in PASA Marcellus Shale Choices Workshop Series
Learn how to monitor small streams and their watersheds for early detection of the impacts from Marcellus Shale gas extraction

Smethport, PA.-- The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) has received a grant from the Colcom Foundation to develop action-oriented tools and trainings throughout western Pennsylvania to help farmers, rural land owners, and other citizens make informed, integrated decisions, understand legal issues, and engage in environmental monitoring and local organizing efforts related to Marcellus Shale Gas issues within their communities.

The second workshop in the series, “Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Training” will be offered in McKean County in partnership with McKean County Conservation District, with lunch provided by Seneca Chapter of Trout Unlimited, on Tuesday, July 12th from 9:00am-3:00pm at the 911 Center at 17175 Route 6 Smethport, PA 16749.

“Farmers and rural landowners are a key group impacted by the Marcellus Shale gas development, and we want to bring their voices into the debate and support them as they continue to steward their land in the complicated environment of Marcellus Shale gas play,” says PASA Member Services Manager Leah Smith.

Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Training
The second workshop in the Marcellus Shale Choices series, “Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Training” will be facilitated by staff of the Dickinson College Alliance of Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) and the Mountains Watershed Association. This training will focus on environmental monitoring. Participants will learn water quality monitoring protocols that have been developed for citizen projects with the goal of monitoring small streams and their watersheds for early detection of the impacts from Marcellus Shale gas extraction in the region.

Participants in this training will learn:
• The science of Marcellus Shale Gas
• The science of ALLARM's Water Quality Monitoring Protocol
• How to choose monitoring locations
• How to get information on well sites
• Visual Assessment of Natural Gas Activities
• Chemical Water Quality Monitoring Protocol

Monitoring Equipment will be available for purchase from ALLARM during the workshop. The following equipment is available:
Water Quality Monitoring Kit: $120
• LaMotte Tracer PockeTester
• Calibration Solution
• Distilled Water Wash Bottle
• Sample Collection Bottles
Gage Stick: $5
• Wooden rod used to measure water depth
Tape Measure, 50 feet: $10
• Measures channel width

The workshop is FREE and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required. For more information about the workshop and to register online visit Also, register by contacting Heather McKean at the McKean County Conservation District at 814-887-4003 or or Leah Smith at or 412-977-6514 with questions.

About PASA
With nearly 6,000 members, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is one of the largest and most active sustainable agriculture organizations in the U.S. Through business support and regional marketing assistance for farmers, advocacy, and puLinkblic education, PASA seeks to promote profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment. PASA’s hallmark event, the Farming for the Future conference, draws thousands of participants from more than 30 states and six countries each February. For more information, visit

About Colcom Foundation
Colcom Foundation was created by the late Cordelia S. May. In southwestern Pennsylvania, the Foundation funds environmental projects addressing land conservation, watershed remediation, habitat protection, and air quality. In Pittsburgh, the Foundation supports programs enhancing the quality of life and community livability. Nationally, the Foundation addresses population issues. For more information, visit