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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stolen Truck Recovered Near Site Of Car Theft Thursday

A stolen truck was recovered Thursday from a business on Rt. 219 in Hamlin Township, a few doors down from where a car was stolen the same night.

State Police at Kane said an abandoned red 1997 Ford Club Wagon E-350, bearing NY Registration CHR7933 was discovered parked in the parking lot of Big Dog Heavy Duty Recovery and Repair at 3088 Route 219 in Hamlin Township.

State Police determined the vehicle was stolen from North American Furniture Tech. Inc of Oleonta, NY. It was entered as a stolen vehicle by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office from Rochester, NY.

Anyone who has any information on this incident is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Andrew Brothers is the investigator.

A theft of a motor vehicle is under investigation by State Police at the Kane Station.

Between midnight and 8:00 am Thursday morning, unknown actor(s) stole a 2005 Hyundai Elantra four door sedan, silver in color with KEVLAR Auto Sales Sticker on rear, bearing PA Dealer's Plate- J19226J from Kevlar Motors at 2932 Route 219, Hamlin Township, McKean County.

Anyone with information on this car theft or who spots this vehicle should call PSP at the Kane Station at 814-778-5555. Trooper Robert McGarvey is the investigator.

Hawk Rd. Sign Stolen In Lumber Township

A private road sign was stolen at the intersection of Hawk Run Road and Hunt's Run Road in Lumber Township,m Cameron on July 13th between 8:00 am and Noon.

Unknown actor(s) removed the private road sign for Hawk Run Road. The sign, owned by the Hunt's Run Land Owners Association of Emporium, PA, was about 24 inches long and 4 inches wide, made of aluminum and green in color with white lettering reading "Hawk Rd".

Emporium State Police are investigating.

Four County Senior Games, at the University in Bradford

On June 10th Potter County Senior Citizens competed at the Four County
Senior Games, at the University in Bradford. Over 200 senior citizens from
Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter Counties competed in Wii Bowling, softball
throw, bean bag toss, darts, one mile walk and etc.. Potter County
Participant winners per their age group were:

Sharon Bradley - Softball throw - 1st place and bean bag toss - 3rd place.
Donna Shutt - Wii bowling - 1 st place
Phil Frair - Wii bowling - 2nd place
Vivien Frair - Walking - 2nd place
Susanne Taylor - Wii bowling - 2nd and bean bag - 3rd
John Norek - Wii bowling - 3rd
Helen Hedrick - Walking - 1st place
Monica Porter - Wheelchair race - 1st
Herb Porter - Darts - 1st, Basketball - 1st, Frisbee - 1st , Putting golf -
2nd , Softball - 2nd
Kay Capehart - Wii - 1st place, walking - 3rd , bean bag - 2nd
Ed Brown - One mile walk - 1st

Potter County Ad Sponsors:

Street Machines
Hauber's Jewelry Store
Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy
Representative Martin Causer
Galeton Drug & Country Giftware
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
The Nutrition Group
Four Potter County Senior Centers
Shinglehouse IGA
Black Forest Trading Post & Deer Park
Sweden Valley Manor
Close's Lumber Company
Potter County Human Services, Area Agency on Aging
Galeton Foodland
Olney Funeral Home
Kountry Market
Karpinski Office Systems
Hess Funeral Home
Potter County Commissioenrs
Glassmire & Shaffer Law Offices
Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home
Erway's Market

7-29 Roulette Fire Hall Car Show

Clinton K. “Booga” Batterson, 23, of Galeton, PA

Clinton K. “Booga” Batterson, 23, of Galeton, PA, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011.

Born January 30, 1988 at the Langley Air Force Base, VA, he was the son of Timothy and Teresa (Fuller) Batterson, who both survive.

He graduated from Galeton High School in 2006 and attended Mansfield University where he was a part of the Fishery Biology Program. Clinton worked as a Sales Engineer at Level 3 Communications and was a Snowboard Instructor at Ski Denton.

He was an avid sportsman and loved the outdoors. He especially enjoyed playing soccer, snowboarding, tropical fish, and spending time with his daughter, Tegan, singing and playing the guitar for her.

Surviving besides his parents, Tim and Teri Batterson, are his wife, Christin Michelle Piccone Batterson, Galeton; a daughter, Tegan Ellie Batterson; a son (due August 7, 2011), Jobe Marcus Batterson; two sisters, Michelle (Edid Martinez) Batterson and Angella (Dustin) Smith both of Galeton; paternal grandfather, Richard Batterson, Galeton; special friends, Randy Tindal, Marcus Brown, and Randy Reiter; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Clinton was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Lois Batterson and his maternal grandparents, Tink Fuller, Edith and Donald Greene.

Friends may call at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 12:00 to 1:00pm with Memorial Service following at 1:00pm. The Rev. David Minor, Sr. will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for his children’s future.

2 Vehicle MVA On High Street In Bradford

MVA On High Street
At 1:48 pm on Saturday, EMS from Bradford City have responded to a 2 car motor vehicle accident on High Street. 3 persons are reported injured in the crash.

Farmer's Market Every Saturday In Coudersport

Harold W. Bartholomew, 90, of Bradford, previously of Wilmington, CA

Harold W. Bartholomew (a veteran of World War II), 90, of Bradford, previously of Wilmington, CA, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.

He was born on October 5, 1920 in Bradford, a son of the late Willard and Lorena McKay Bartholomew.

On August 28, 1945 he married Peggy Stamp in Yuma, AZ. She preceded him in death in 1998.

He was a 1938 graduate of the Bradford Area High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre with the U.S. Navy. In 1941 while in the Navy Mr. Bartholomew graduated from the Fleet Radio Strikers School in San Diego, CA. While serving with the Navy Mr. Bartholomew received the Asiatic-Pacific Medal (with eight stars), the American Area Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Defense Medal (with one star) and a Good Conduct Medal.

He was a lifetime member of the Lt. John C. Roche Post 212 VFW, Bradford, a member of the American Legion Post 108, Bradford and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

After his military service he worked for a number of years at the U.S. Borax, Inc., Wilmington, CA, until his retirement.

He is survived by one brother, Theo (Annette) Bartholomew, Shippensburg, PA, one sister, Virginia (Robert Cobb) Wonsettler, Bradford and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and Gerald Bartholomew and two sisters, Teresa Boling and Laurel Bartholomew.

At the family’s request there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Memorial Service at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Willow Dale Cemetery in the Veteran’s section with Pastor Max Miller of the Bradford Area Parish officiating. Burial and Military honors will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions in his memory be made to the West Branch United Methodist Church, 605 West Washington St., Bradford.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Potter-Mckean 10-11 year old All-Stars, District 15 Champions!

Potter-Mckean 10-11 year old All-Stars,
District 15 Champions!

Front row: Garrin Black, Derrick Keglovits, Ryan Graves, Jacob Anderson, Jacob Karr, Trey Stiles, John Fitzgerald, Isaac Yoder, David Talkington, and Tyler Lashway. Missing from the photo is Jacob Kallenborn.

Back row, Coaches: Troy Black, Chris Karr, Joe Grave, Jamie Yoder and Joe Lashway.

Potter-McKean defeated Athens 15-4 in the PA District 15 Championship game that was held on 07/15/11 at Port Allegany.

Vehicle Fire In Corydon Township

Vehicle Fire
At 10:12 am on Saturday, Lafayette & Corydon Township Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Fire on Route 59, just prior to the Warren County line.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 9:54 am on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Senator Casey Makes Statement For Rural PA Jobs

Casey on Growing Jobs in Rural PA

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after an Agriculture Committee hearing today on growing jobs in rural America:

“I am committed to keeping our rural communities strong and productive. Today’s hearing is a good way to focus attention in Washington on the needs of rural Pennsylvania and rural communities around the country.

“I have supported the Farm Bill and other rural development programs, such as those that provide loans and loan guarantees to rural businesses to provide economic opportunities and create jobs. By increasing access to capital, we can help provide economic opportunities and create jobs.

“Rural manufacturing certainly has an important role to play in creating a strong economic base for rural towns. Manufacturing still accounts for 22 percent of total wage income in non-metropolitan Pennsylvania compared with 17 percent in metropolitan Pennsylvania. Penn State research shows that for Pennsylvania’s rural counties, a higher degree of industry diversity and a better educated workforce contribute to lower rates of unemployment and underemployment.

“As Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, I have outlined various ways to lay the groundwork for future growth in manufacturing: a comprehensive national manufacturing strategy, making permanent the R&D tax credit, cracking down on China’s currency manipulation that is putting Pennsylvania workers and manufacturers at a disadvantage and sending jobs overseas and extending working training programs through Trade Adjustment Assistance.”

Sagewood Counseling and Psychological Services

Human Resources Assistant Opening At Morgan AM&T In Coudersport

Two Teens Will Face Charges After Fight In Coudersport

Two intoxicated teenagers from New York state were engaged in a mutual fight at 1:15 am on Thursday. Troopers were called to a location behind the China Garden Restaurant on Main Street in Coudersport Boro.

Devin William Van Pelt, 18, of 240 W. State Street, Wellsville, NY, will be charged with Simple Assault; Prohibited Acts-Paraphernalia; Harassment; Disorderly Conduct; Public Drunkenness; and Underage Drinking in District Court 55-3-01.

Tyler Anthony Randolph, 18, 824 1/2 North Union Street, Olean, NY, will be charged with Harassment; Disorderly Conduct; Public Drunkenness; and Underage Drinking in District Court 55-3-01.

Coudersport Ambulance was called to assist police on scene.

Man Jailed On NY Probation Violation

A Ulysses man was jailed on July 6, 2011 at about 1:40 pm on a warrant from New York for a probation violation.

Alfred E. Norton, 27, of 963 Apt. A, Route 49 West, Ulysses, PA, was taken into custody by State Police at PA Pellets LLC in Ulysses Borough and charged with 1 count of Arrest Prior To Requisition. He was arraigned and committed to the Potter County Jail where he will await extradition to New York.

Friday, July 15, 2011

CRuelty To Animals Investigated In Norwich Township

A dog was shot/wounded Friday afternoon at about 3:00 pm in the area of 11490 Route 46 in Norwich Township.

Unknown actor(s) shot the dog owned by a 28 year old male from Smethport, PA.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Robert McGarvey is the investigator.

Criminal M:ischief Reported Twice In Eldred Boro

Two incidents of Criminal Mischief in Eldred Boro are under investigation by State Police from the Kane Station.

Between 10:30 pm on Thursday and 7:30 am on Friday, unknown actor(s) damaged a 30 year old female's motor vehicle at 9 Chris Drive, Eldred, PA.

On Friday at about 10:45 am, unknown actor(s) cut the woman's cable wire. A suspect vehicle is described as:

Mid to late 90's Chevrolet Pickup Truck.
Single cab.
Maroon in color with a silver stripe(aprox. 12 inches) going around the truck.
Tinted windows
Very good condition
Loud exhaust.

Anyone with any information is asked to call PSP at Kane. 814-778-5555. Trooper McGarvey is the investigator.

Items Damaged In Criminal MIschief In Ulysses

A Criminal Mischief complaint brought troopers to Ulysses on July 9th.

A known 13 year old male juvenile caused damage to a moped and an air compressor belonging to Daniel Burnside of 406 State Street in Ulysses, PA. The damage was estimated at $250.00.

A summary charge of Criminal Mischief will be filed against the juvenile in District Court 55-4-01.

Wiring Stolen From Cowley Hill Camp

Thieves took wiring from the Fox Den Camp located 1.4 miles North of Cowley Hill Road in Portage Township between 5-16 and 7-6-2011.

Troopers said the incident occurred as unknown actor(s) arrived on the property owned by Richard Duane Cooper of 6017 Donlar Street, Harrisburg, PA and cut electric wires that were run underground between the camp and the outhouse, as well as beneath the front porch roof.

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

Great Wellsville Balloon Rally

Friday Evening Balloon Launch At Wellsville Sunken
Christine Serra Poses For Photographer

Potter McKean 9-10 All-Stars Beat Danville Tonight

District 15 9-10 yr. old Little League Baseball Champs, the Potter McKean All-Stars, beat Danville tonight to force a third and final meeting between the two district champs, being played tomorrow July 16 at 2:00 pm at the Carl Ullman Field in Minersville Pa. to decide the Section 3 Champion.

The stands were again heavily weighted to the Dansville teams side, who have a relatively short ride to this years site of the sectional playoffs.

It's going to be a great day for baseball. These PM 9-10 yr. olds would love to get all the support they can get. If you want to see quality baseball please come on down. The team has played 4 games in as many days and have played quality ball every time they took the field. Load up the vehicles for beautiful Saturday morning ride. The winning team advances to the state championships starting July 20 in Milton. GO POTTER-McKEAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marcellus Commission--Part 2

Nearly half of Marcellus Shale Commission recommendations focus on public health and environment

The afternoon session of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission’s final meeting focused on better protecting public health and the environment — ultimately adopting nearly as many recommendations as all the others combined.

The 43 proposals were wide-ranging and often not fully intelligible because Environmental Secretary Michael Krancer read them like they were side-effect warnings for a pharmaceutical commercial - and because Lt. Gov. Cawley refused to release the text of the recommendations. More...

Coudersport Ambulance to Mountain Lane

At 8:32 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Mountain Lane for a medical call.

Roulette Ambulance To Fire Hall For Allergic Reaction

At 8:14 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 has been dispatched to meet an individual at the fire hall for an allergic reaction. The patient is in a vehicle on Route 6 en route to the fire hall.

7 Hurt In Crash On Rt. 44

Seven hurt in crash near Turbotville

By PHILIP HOLMES ( , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

TURBOTVILLE - Seven people, including five children, were injured this afternoon when a car and a van collided head-on just south of here on Route 44, according to state police.

When the two vehicles collided about 12:45 p.m. , the car's engine compartment caught fire, according to David Brown, assistant fire chief of the Warrior Run Area Volunteer Fire Co.

Brown and police credit an Amish farmer, Hosea D. Hostetler, and neighbor Ray Hoover with putting out the fire by pouring buckets and buckets of water on the flames. More...

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts - State College, Pa.

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts - State College, Pa.

Photos Courtesy Of:
Paul Burdick Sports Images Phone (H) - 814-274-8772 (C) - 814-598-7915

One Vehicle Accident South Of Smethport

MVA On Rt. 46 South Of Smethport
At 5:46 pm on Friday, Smethport "Fire Dept. and Priority Care Ambulance are responding to a one vehicle accident in the front yard of 7432 Rt. 46, south of Smethport. One occupant is self extricated. Medical transport was refused. State Police are en route

Walter Richards Fleet, Jr., 85, of Coudersport, PA

Walter Richards Fleet, Jr., 85, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born on June 28, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of Walter and Beatrice Jones Fleet, Sr. On August 18, 1956 at the First Prebyterian church, Nanticoke, PA he married Shirley Jean Rees, who survives.

Mr. Fleet was a resident of Coudersport for many years. He was a veteran of the U S Army Air Corps serving from 1944-1946. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, worked as a textbook salesman and later taught high school history in Potter and McKean counties until his retirement.

He was a member of Eulalia Lodge #342, Coudersport Consistory (recipient of the MSA Award and the 33°), the Headwaters Amateur Radio Club, and was active in Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, being a longtime member of the Chancel Choir and serving on numerous committees in the church and the district. He was a faithful volunteer at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital with 4000+ hours.

Surviving are his wife, and his sister Barbara Mathews of Chevy Chase, MD, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport, on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 6-8pm. A Masonic service will be performed at 8pm following visitation. Friends may also call Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 10-11am at the Park United Methodist Church where funeral services will be held at 11am, with the Reverend Scott Ogden officiating. Burial will be in the Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport. Military rites will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Park United Methodist Church, 15 E. 3rd St. Coudersport, PA 16915, Coudersport Consistory, East Second St., Coudersport, PA or Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915

Ulysses Senior Center Manager Retires After 15 years

Ginny Steadman, Ulysses Senior Center Manager, retired on June 30th after
over 15 years of service with Potter County. Over 60 Senior Center
participants and family attended the pot luck dinner in her honor at the

McKean County Fair-Advance Sale Gate Ticket

McKean County Fair-Advance Sale

Gate Ticket--Save $$$--Buy Now!

Hi Jim,

I’m a volunteer for the McKean County Fair and we are trying to get the word out that we have Advance Sale Gate Tickets available for purchase at local businesses. These tickets are only $6.00 each, which is a $2.00 savings over regular priced admission of $8.00.

The $6.00 includes gate admission, unlimited rides, most grandstand shows, all ground shows, exhibits, and all agricultural and educational displays. We have a great lineup planned for each day spanning from August 15-20. A complete listing of our events can be found on our website at

We are really excited about the opportunity to sell these tickets at such a great price. We hope the public will take advantage of this and bring their families for a day (or two) of fun!

I’ve attached a list of locations were tickets are being sold.

We are a non-profit organization. Would you be able to post this on your blog for us, please?


Locations in Smethport
Fair Office
Hamlin Bank
Northwest Savings
Country Porch Café

Locations in Eldred
Hamlin Bank

Locations in Mt. Jewett
Hamlin Bank

Locations in Kane
Hamlin Bank

Locations in Bradford
Hamlin Bank
Bradford Era
Northwest Savings (3)

Locations in Coudersport

Locations in Port Allegany
Port Pharmacy
Pierce Credit Union

Woman Killed In Derrick Road Crash Wednesday

Woman Dies As Result Of Crash

Update from Olean Times Herald

FOSTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Bradford woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident at 8 p.m. Wednesday in front of 189 Derrick Road, officials report.

Reports state that the accident occurred when a vehicle operated by Olive J. Hillard, 84, of 12 Long Lane, Bradford, hit a tree and flipped onto its side. Reports state that due to the severity of the damage, it took about 50 minutes for emergency crews to extricate Mrs. Hillard from the wreckage.

Denny Hostutler photo

Corbett's Marcellus Commission Makes Recommendations

The governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission adopted recommendations for forced pooling of gas resources and an impact fee before breaking for lunch today.

Gov. Corbett's Marcellus Shale Commission recommends impact fee and forced pooling


The process of adopting policy recommendations for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett highlighted the effect of stacking the commission with people from business and industry. Several motions — including the forced pooling — passed regardless of opposition from environmental groups.

Forced pooling means drillers are allowed to remove natural gas from beneath properties of owners who refuse to lease their mineral rights.

Most dramatic was what happened when Ronald Ramsey of the Nature Conservancy attempted to amend the impact fee proposal to extend its benefits to long-term and even statewide impacts. Ramsey attempted to insert language that would have put some of the fee toward the Environmental Stewardship Fund to cover hard-to-quantify impacts to land, forest and water resources and outdoor recreation. More...

Olive Jeanne Hillard, 84, of 12 Long Lane, Bradford, PA

Olive Jeanne Hillard, 84, of 12 Long Lane, passed away Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born January 15, 1927, in Bradford she was daughter of the late James & Lucelia (Pryor) Yount.

She married Cliffton Hillard who preceded her in death on August 18, 2001.

She formerly worked as an assistant manager at F.W. Woolworth Department Store in Hamburg and Bradford.

Surviving is one daughter, Jeannette Andrews of Blasdell NY, a son,Daryl (Cheryl) Hillard of Bradford, a brother, Ronald Yount of Seminole FL, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Graveside Services will be held in Willow Dale Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or American Diabetes Association 1660 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314.

Online condolences may be made at

Bradford Senior Expo 2011

You’re Invited!
Bradford Senior Expo 2011

Please join me for my Ninth Annual Senior Citizens Expo at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sports and Fitness Building gymnasium. This is a great event for both seniors and their families.
When: Friday, Aug. 5.
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Sports and Fitness Building Gymnasium

State, county and local vendors will provide information and answer questions about:
• Health care
• Insurance
• Nutrition and exercise
• Fire safety
• Financial planning
• Fraud protection
• Government services
• Hunting/fishing
• Personal safety

Health screenings will be offered, door prizes will be awarded, and lunch will be provided

For more information on the senior expo in Bradford, contact my Bradford office at (814) 362-4400. And if you can’t make it on Friday, mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 7, when I will hold another senior expo at the Roulette Fire Hall. Information on that event is available by calling my Coudersport office at (814) 274-9769.

I look forward to seeing you!

Statewide Hearings Set to Update 12-Year Transportation Program

Statewide Hearings Set to Update 12-Year Transportation Program

Harrisburg- Pennsylvanians are invited to share their ideas for highway planning during a series of public hearings to update the state’s 12-Year Transportation Program.

Updated every two years, the Transportation Program serves as a “blueprint” of prioritized transportation projects. The update is overseen by the 15-member State Transportation Commission, or STC, which includes the Transportation Secretary, 10 private citizens appointed by the governor, and the majority and minority chairs of the state Senate and House Transportation Committees.

PennDOT is required by law to prepare and submit to the STC a program of transportation improvements which it recommends be undertaken during the next 12 years, listing only those programs and projects that are reasonably expected to be funded.

The Department of Transportation and its 23 regional Planning Partners will administer the hearings on the following dates (specific start and end times will be set closer to the hearing dates):

• Thursday, Aug. 11: Ramada Altoona Conference Center, 1 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA 16601 (public hearing and business meeting).

• Thursday, Aug. 25: Marriott Pittsburgh North, 100 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.

• Friday, Aug. 26: Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

• Thursday, Sept. 15: Shawnee Inn, One River Road, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356.

• Friday, Sept. 16: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Citizens planning to attend a hearing should contact the STC Office at 717-787-2913 at least 24 hours in advance. Anyone wishing to schedule a five-minute time slot to present oral testimony should contact the STC Office at least one week before the public hearing date.

In addition to oral testimony, residents can submit written testimony via email, fax, mail, or by completing the “Project Abstract Form” found at The department is willing to help residents complete the required abstract form.

Written testimony can be sent directly to STC via email at, faxed to 717-787-5247, or mailed to: State Transportation Commission, P.O. Box 3633, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3633. Written testimony is considered by STC in the same manner as testimony presented orally at the scheduled public hearings. All written testimony must be received by Sept. 30 to be considered for the 2013 Transportation Program.

For more information, visit and click on the “Public Participation 2013 Program Update” hyperlink.



County Treasurer Nancy Evans has announced that wardens from the State Office of Dog Law Enforcement will be canvassing McKean County Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 to inspect for licenses. State law requires that all dogs age three months or older must be licensed. The cost of a regular annual license is $8.45. If the dog is neutered or spayed, the cost is only $6.45. Senior citizens age 65 or older and disabled persons receive a $2 discount. The 2011 license tags are blue. If a dog does not have a current license, fines can range from $50.00 to $300.00 plus court costs.

Avoid a fine and buy online. Dog licenses are now easier than ever to buy. Go to the county’s web site at Go to “Departments” then “Treasurer” and follow the links. There is a $2 convenience fee for online purchases. Licenses may also be bought at the McKean County treasurer’s office in the courthouse at 500 West Main Street in Smethport. The McKean County SPCA located on Glenwood Avenue in Bradford also sells dog licenses. An additional 50 cents will be charged for licenses purchased at the SPCA. For any questions, please call the county treasurer’s office at 887-3220.

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Ella Lyn Louise Amell born 7-13-11 weight 7lbs 5.6oz to Jamie (Buzzard) McFall and Brian Amell of Port Allegany, PA. She joins her brother Valon McFall 2.

Maternal Grandparents John E Buzzard III of Panama City, Fl. and the late Connie Bliven of Belmont, NY.

Paternal Grandparents Keith Amell of Port Allegany, PA and Michelle Amell of Port Allegany, Pa

Maternal Great-Grandparents Ray Bliven of Belmont, NY and Shirley Buzzard of Panama City, FL.

Paternal Great-Grandparents Chauncey and Edna Taylor of Port Allegany, PA and Howard and Phyllis Amell of Port Allegany, PA.

Route 6 Was Closed Due To Crash Friday

PennDOT:Route 6 in Shippen Township closed due to fatal accident

Route 6 in Shippen Township, Tioga County is closed due to a motorcycle accident.

A detour using Route 362 back to Route 6 is being implemented.

The road may be closed to through traffic for at least an hour.

Galeton Motorcyclist Dead In Route 6 Crash Near Asaph

Galeton Motorcyclist dies in crash

Star Gazette

WELLSBORO -- State police from the Mansfield Barracks are investigating a crash on Route 6 that killed a motorcyclist at about 11 a.m. today.

Tioga County Chief Deputy Coroner James Daugherty pronounced the accident victim dead at the scene of the crash. Emergency workers were unsure at 11:30 whether the accident involved one or two vehicles.

A passing motorist reported the incident at 10:59 a.m. It occurred about seven miles west of Wellsboro in Shippen Township, near the Route 6 bridge at Asaph.

UPDATED From the Corning Leader

A 23-year-old Galeton man was killed Friday morning when he was thrown from his motorcycle on State Route 6 in Tioga County.

Clinton K. Batterson was killed around 11 a.m. Thursday in a crash with a second vehicle. The crash occurred near the Straight Run Road intersection.

According to state police, Batterson was following a Chevy Nova while traveling east on State Route 6. As the Nova stopped to make a left turn, Batterson’s motorcycle collided with the rear of the Nova.

Batterson was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Nova, 60-year-old Michael J. Peterson of Wellsboro, was not injured or charged. More...

Bachman Awarded $1,000. Scholarship

Ulysses Student Awarded
NDS/DMI Milk Marketing Scholarship

Dairy Herd Network

Philip Bachman, of Ulysses, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a 2011 National Dairy Shrine / DMI Milk Marketing $1000 Scholarship. Philip is an Animal Sciences major at Pennsylvania State University.

These generous scholarships are made possible by Dairy Management Inc. and National Dairy Shrine to encourage students to pursue careers in dairy product marketing.

Positions Open At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital


Charles Cole is a rural hospital located Coudersport, Pennsylvania that offers excellent career opportunities in a patient-centered environment. The Hospital must continue to grow to meet the expanding needs for quality health care in the communities we serve and the recruitment for the following positions is essential.

Director of Communications
IT Clinical Informatist
Physical Therapist
Rehab Services Manager
BioMed Technician
IT Telecom Analyst
OR Education Coordinator
Licensed Massage Therapist

To apply for a position or for information about a position or other employment opportunities, please visit and click on Careers. For more information, please call 814-274-5431.

Fire Dept. Called For Elevator Rescue and Then Recalled

Elevator Rescue Recalled
At 11:49 am on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. was dispatched to 1 North Main Street, the Gunzberger Building, for a person trapped in an elevator. The call was cancelled a couple of minutes later as the person was reported released from the elevator.

I-80 Columbia County work zone lane restrictions for next week

Travel Advisory
I-80 Columbia County work zone lane restrictions for next week

Following are the planned work-zone lane closures for Interstate 80 in Columbia County for the week of July 18.

Monday through Thursday, the I-80 westbound left lane will have a daylight signing pattern (lane restrictions) for approximately 800' for haul trucks to exit work areas between exits 241(Lime Ridge/Berwick) and 242 (Mifflinville). This will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

On Wednesday the eastbound right lane and then the left lane will have a daylight signing pattern (lane restrictions) from exit 240 to 241 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for guide rail installation.
On Wednesday the westbound left lane will have a daylight signing pattern (lane restrictions) from exit 235 to 236 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for guide rail installation.

A stop condition will continue at the top of the ramps entering westbound I-80 from SR 339 south and eastbound I-80 from SR 11 north.

Groups Call on Corbett Marcellus Commission to Issue Moratorium and Protections for Pennsylvania residents

Groups Call on Corbett Marcellus Commission to Issue Moratorium and Protections for Pennsylvania residents

22 organizations jointly sign letter to the Governor’s Commission with recommendations

( Harrisburg ) – The Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water released today a letter to Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, sent earlier this week, calling for a moratorium on further drilling pending study of the cumulative impact of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania . The letter also listed recommendations to the Commission regarding what protections need to be implemented immediately to address the numerous problems with drilling identified thus far. 22 organizations from across the state signed the letter, which is available at:

The Governor’s Marcellus Commission is expected to vote today on a closely guarded list of recommendations that will go in a final report to Gov. Corbett set to be delivered on July 22. The environmental and community organizations will be providing a full response to the final report on July 25.

“We need a real study that recommends real change in the gas development status quo and we aren’t going to get that from Governor Corbett’s handpicked gang. Pennsylvania officials want to be one of the top producers in shale gas development nationally. How badly political top brass want to prevail must be tempered by the need to protect water, public health, and the environment but this Commission’s make-up and narrow focus doesn’t lend support to public protection over business interests,” said Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

“We’ve been saying since its establishment that the Commission needs to pay far more attention to the real impacts of drilling on communities and the Commonwealth’s air and water quality than on accommodating drillers,” said Nadia Steinzor of Earthworks Oil & Gas Accountability Project. “With this letter, we want to make sure that truly protective regulations and enforcement measures become part of the record and are available for consideration.”

“With the Commission clearly stacked in favor of gas drilling industry and the lack of public transparency surrounding their final report, there’s good reason for the public believe the whole process was nothing more than a stalling tactic,” said Erika Staaf of PennEnvironment. “To prove us wrong, the Commission needs to recommend real protections for our environment and public health that our organizations have provided to them; not half-hearted proposals that won’t actually address the environmental threats of drilling.”

The groups emphasized that further Marcellus Shale development should not proceed without a full assessment of the cumulative impacts of drilling tens of thousands of wells expected in Pennsylvania, proper protections and regulations in place, and the means to enforce them. The coalition specifically cited the need for a severance tax, increased resources for regulators, and no more leasing of public land.

They also asked for measures to be taken to protect landowner rights and municipal control; ensure detailed, public disclosure of chemicals used during fracking; establish systems to track and publicly report waste and wastewater discharge; and require drillers to control and report air emissions, minimize land impacts, limit water use, and improve well construction.

Citing efforts in the last legislative session to revise the State Oil & Gas Act, the groups recommended setbacks for wells to at least 3,000 feet (with 5,000 feet providing a margin of safety) from any water resources and buildings and the “presumed zone of contamination” for drillers to 5,000 feet without time limitation. They also would like to see state law increase bonding amounts for well reclamation, require companies to perform pre-drilling surveys of drinking water sources and provide landowners with the results, and establish (using surcharges on drilling permits) of an Emergency Drinking Water Support Fund to test well water.

The groups noted that the Act should be further updated to prohibit fracking pits that pollute air and water and require “closed loop” waste storage and disposal systems. Drillers who break the law and put public health and the environment at risk should be subject to mandatory inspections and penalties, and “repeat offenders” should be prohibited from further drilling in Pennsylvania .

“We continue to wait for the state legislature to take real action to address the problems from gas drilling,” stated Myron Arnowitt, PA State Director for Clean Water Action. “The real work will happen once this Commission closes up shop. Pennsylvanians are tired of hearing one excuse after another about why they won’t act. Meanwhile, we have blowouts, fires, contaminated water, and sick residents. People have lost confidence that our state government is listening. They have a lot of work to do to regain that trust.”

The meeting of the Advisory committee is being blogged live right now at:

If you can't be at the Marcellus Shale Advisory commission meeting today, but want to follow the events, NPR's new site, State Impact PA, is liveblogging it and aggregating all the Tweets about it, too, on one page:
Careful, you'll probably get obsessed if you start looking.

Estate Auction Saturday, July 16 At 154 Summit Road, Coudersport, PA

BG's Engine Clinic Has Briggs & Stratton Master Certified Technician

BG's Engine Clinic is pleased to announce one of the area's first Briggs & Stratton Master Certified Technicians on staff to service your power equipment needs.

The Briggs & Stratton Master Certification coursework and testing is some of the most rigorous in the industry, and achieving Master Certification status is quite an accomplishment- Even the Plaque is hand-delivered by a company representative, and photos taken for the company's website. In order to maintain the MST Status, an MST technician must complete 8 educational credits each and every year, complete all required certification testing, and keep up on the latest in modern small engine technology as used on generators, water pumps, lawn & Garden Equipment, Diesels, and more. When you have your equipment serviced by a Master Service Technician, you can rest assured that the job will be done right!

BG's Engine Clinic is an Authorized Servicing Dealer for all Briggs & Stratton Outdoor Power Equipment and Engines, with a fully equipped repair facility and the latest technology available, at a very affordable price. For More information about BG's Engine Clinic, just visit , and to see a selection of many of our popular parts and products, visit our online store at

Everyday Specials At Potter County Beverage

Andrew J. PEET, Age 12 of 306 Alba St., Knoxville, PA

Andrew J. PEET, Age 12 of 306 Alba St., Knoxville, PA passed away July 11, 2011.

Friends are invited to call at the Yoked Church of Knoxville Friday from 10:30 to 11:00 am where a memorial service will be held following visitation at 11:00 am. A dinner will follow the visitation.

Memorial donations may be made directly to the family to help with expenses. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

Sagewood Counseling and Psychological Services

Human Resources Assistant Opening At Morgan AM&T In Coudersport

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For July 14, 2011

Possible Structure Fire In Foster Township

Possible Structure Fire On Lincolndale Road
At 10:59 pm on Thursday, Derrick City, Bradford City & Limestone Fire Departments have been dispatched to a possible structure fire at 18 Lincolndale Road in Foster Township.

Possible Structure Fire In Kane

Possible Structure Fire in Kane
At 10:56 pm on Thursday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a possible structure fire at 1008 Welch Street in the Boro.

The Kane VFD and Kane EMS were dispatched to 1008 Welsh Street in the Borough of Kane for a reported structure fire located at 1008 Welsh St. in Kane. Chief 5 arrived on scene and reported a heavy smoke condition on the ground floor of the residence requested the first due Engine Company to take the address. The Fire Chief also reported the resident had a dryer fire inside the house, which was causing the smoke condition.

Coudersport Ambulance To Brookland Road

At 10:25 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Brookland Road for a medical emergency.


New York Firm Recalls Imported Ready-To-Eat Smoked Duck Breast Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Massachusetts Firm Recalls Imported Ready-To-Eat Smoked Duck Breast Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

William L. “Red” McGavisk, 79, of Hubert, NC, formerly of Smethport, PA

William L. “Red” McGavisk, 79, of Hubert, NC, formerly of Smethport, died Thursday July 14, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

President Obama Grants Commonwealth’s Request for Federal Disaster Assistance

President Obama Grants Commonwealth’s Request for Federal Disaster Assistance

Lycoming, Tioga Counties Eligible for Disaster Relief Funding

Washington, D.C. – President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania triggering the release of Federal funds to help communities recover from the severe storms and flooding that occurred April, according to Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard.

Federal disaster assistance is provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). As a result of the disaster declaration, Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, and Wyoming Counties are eligible to apply for federal assistance.

“Federal assistance for emergency work and the repair of disaster-damaged facilities was clearly needed,” said Thompson. “These storms have had a devastating impact and our local communities of Central Pennsylvannia have suffered greatly. This support will go a long way to help with recovery, without unduly impacting family and municipal budgets.”

In June, Thompson joined with Representative Tom Marino (PA-10) in sending a joint letter to President Obama requesting for federal disaster assistance for Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga and Wyoming counties, reiterating an initial disaster declaration request made by Governor Tom Corbett.

HMGP provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Launah Suzanne Marie Cobado born on 7-12-11 weight 6lbs 14.9oz to Morgan Leigh (Cadwell) and Travis Lee Cobado of Oswayo, PA.

Maternal Grandparents Michael and Joann Cadwell of Coudersport, PA

Paternal Grandparents Wendy Cobado and Roben Reynolds of Coudersport, PA and James and the late Ann Cobado of Oswayo, PA

Maternal Great-Grandparents Diane Varga of Citra, FL and Samuel and Wilma Mesler of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents Kent and Barb Cobado of Allegany, NY, Sandra and Dave Coletti of Wellsville, NY and Doris Robison of Coudersport, PA

Great-Great-Grandparents Rosella Chapell and her late husband Arthur Chapell.

The Proud God-Parents are Cody Bachand and Shalanne Terrette of Oswayo, PA.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 6:03 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for an illness call.

Galeton JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Fund Raiser

Fire Police Dispatched In Port Allegany

Traffic Control
At 5:30 pm on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire Police were dispatched to Main & Grace Streets in the Boro for traffic control.

Fall Victim On Two Mile Road

EMS Responding For Fall Victim
At 5:30 pm on Thursday, Port Allegany Ambulance is on scene at the Two Mile Road where a patient has fallen about 13 feet.
Stat 9 has been placed on standby if needed.

Route 414 slide repair project starts next week; detours detailed

Travel Advisory
Route 414 slide repair project starts next week; detours detailed

A major slide repair project along the Cedar Run Narrows section of Route 414 in Brown Township, Lycoming County is scheduled to start next week.

Pending sign fabrication, separate detours for passenger vehicles and larger trucks may begin as early as Tuesday or Wednesday, July 19 or 20.

For passenger vehicles no wider than 7 feet or longer than 22 feet, a detour will direct traffic to use a 1.6-mile section of the Pine Creek Rail Trail, concurrently with normal trail users. Motorists using the trail during the detour are asked to drive with added caution and be courteous to regular rail trail users.

Large trucks, or vehicles over 7 feet wide or 22 feet in length, will be directed to use a truck-route detour via Routes 44, 973 and 287. Vehicles over 35 tons should use State Routes 44, 220 and 287. (There is a 35-ton posted bridge on Route 973 near Salladasburg.)

The local detour for Route 414 using the rail trail will be from approximately 1.7 miles north of the Village of Cedar Run to approximately 0.6 miles south of the Rattlesnake Rock rail trail parking lot.

Prime contractor, HRI, Inc. will construct a 250 foot long concrete retaining wall to replace a section of embankment that is failing in the Cedar Run Narrows, along with drainage improvements and new guiderail.

All work under this $1.1 million contract is scheduled for completion by mid-November.

Bereavement support group to meet

Bereavement support group to meet

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host Grief Connection, a bereavement support group, at 7 p.m. July 26 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.

Lower Mountain Road paving next week; daytime detours Mon. and Tues.

Travel Advisory
Lower Mountain Road paving next week; daytime detours Mon. and Tues.

A PennDOT contractor plans to resurface State Route 3016 (Lower Mountain Road) in Canton and Armenia townships in Bradford County early next week.

Daylight detours from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19.

On Monday, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. will close Lower Mountain Road starting at or near 1680 Lower Mountain Road and head southeast down the hill and end at or near the intersection with Sterling Hill Road.

On Tuesday, the contractor will begin at the Sterling Hill Road intersection and end at the Route 14 intersection.

The closures are due to the narrow width of the roadway and full-width paving operations. Accommodations will be made for residents to access their homes.

Beagle Free to Good Home

PUC to Host Public Hearing on 814 Area Code Change in Bradford

PUC to Host Public Hearing on 814 Area Code Change in Bradford, Causer Says

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is encouraging area residents concerned about a proposed change to the 814 area code to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in a public hearing in Bradford hosted by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).

The hearing, to gather further input on the impact of various options to address a shortage of numbers in the 814 area code, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Bradford Township Fire Department, 368 Interstate Parkway. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m.

“I am pleased the PUC listened to the overwhelming opposition to its original plan to split the region in half, assigning a new area code to McKean County and points west while maintaining the existing code in the rest of the region,” Causer said. “People need to take advantage of the opportunity to voice their opinion about how best to address the number shortage.”

Other options available include different geographic split proposals, as well as an overlay that would allow people to keep their existing phone numbers and area code. Any new numbers assigned throughout the region would come with the new code. This would require 10-digit dialing for all calls, including local ones, but it would not change rates in any way. Causer introduced a House resolution calling on the PUC to consider that option.

“Much of the testimony I have seen from prior hearings, as well as information presented in petitions to the PUC opposing its original split plan, indicates there is more support for the overlay option than for a split,” Causer said. “Changing a residential phone number is inconvenient, but changing a business phone number can carry significant costs. The overlay will not require anyone to change their existing phone number.”

For people who would like to offer testimony at the hearing, the PUC offers the following tips:

Prepare what you are going to say beforehand. Even though it is not required, you may want to write out your statement, which can be read.
Bring copies. If you have a written statement you would like to give to the judge as evidence, please bring two copies for the court reporter and several copies for the other participants.

Plan to be questioned. Parties in the case may want to ask you a question to clarify something you said.

The PUC had announced late last year its plan to split the 814 area code region in half. Under the proposal, Cameron County and most of Potter County (except for Shinglehouse) would retain the 814 area code, while McKean and areas west would receive a new code. Earlier this year, the PUC agreed to review its decision and schedule additional hearings to gather input.

Neustar, a third-party area code relief planner, estimates existing numbers in the 814 area code will be exhausted by the first quarter of 2015.

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BRADFORD, Pa. – A new scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford honors the late Bradford residents the Rev. Cora and Tony Prantner.

The Prantners were well known in Bradford for spaghetti dinners hosted at their home, dancing wherever they found music, their political engagement, and the flower Cora Prantner always wore behind her ear.

The story of their love of life and generosity to the community goes much deeper, said their daughter, who endowed the Prantner Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will benefit a student who makes a difference in the world by taking part in an organization or special project that promotes humanitarian, animal or environmental causes.

Although they spent the last decades of their life in Bradford, the Prantners spent most of their lives in the Buffalo, N.Y., area, where Tony Prantner served as an auxiliary policeman. The couple also saved their money in a Christmas club account all year, then used the money to throw a Halloween party for children in their neighborhood.

Cora Prantner received the key to the city of Buffalo for her participation in civic life, which she continued in Bradford, becoming a common presence at public meetings.

When an expanding company wanted to buy the Prantner’s Buffalo home, they took the opportunity to fulfill Tony Prantner’s dream of living in the country and settled in Big Shanty, near Bradford.

“My parents always found opportunities to make a difference,” their daughter said. “My mom had weekly spaghetti dinners and invited anyone who she knew was going to be alone.”

Tony Prantner created an organic garden on a quarter of an acre and became known for the homegrown garlic he gave away.

For fun, the Pranters danced at the Italian Festival or Moose Club or wherever else Cora Prantner heard there was a dance. She would get dressed up – flower and all -- and bring her tambourine.

The Prantner scholarship was one of the last created through a match from the Agnes L. and Lewis Lyle Thomas Scholarship Challenge, which matched the amount of any gift between $5,000 and $50,000 given for scholarships.

For more information on endowed scholarships at Pitt-Bradford, contact Jill Ballard, executive director of institutional advancement at or (814)362-5091.

Photo one is their wedding portrait and photo two is of them dancing.

John Francis “Jack” Holleran, 88, of Kingwood, WV

John Francis “Jack” Holleran, 88, of Kingwood, passed away Wednesday, July 13,2011, at Heartland of Preston County.

He was born January 2, 1923, in Mansfield, PA, a son of the late Joseph and Margaret Hamilton Holleran.

John was the developer of the Holleran Addition in Kingwood. He owned and operated Holleran Construction Company, was a member of the Preston Lodge # 90 AF & AM, Osiris Shrine, the Morgantown VFW Post, a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2391 in Kingwood and the Elks Club in Oakland, MD. He served in the US Army during WWII.

He is survived by two sisters, Mary Jane Scoefield and Roxanna Behn, a daughter, LaRue Holleran Williams, his first wife, Marge Osgood and their four children, Susan Brown, Patricia Stenlund, James Holleran and Daniel Holleran; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Frances A. Smith Holleran and a brother, Joseph Holleran.

John F. "Jack" Holleran
Sunday, July 17, 2011
2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Browning Funeral Home
201 East Main Street
Kingwood, WV 26537
Monday, July 18, 2011
10:00 AM
Browning Funeral Home
201 East Main Street
Kingwood, WV 26537
Special Services:
Military rites will be bestowed at the West Virginia National Cemetery and the Preston Lodge # 90 AF & AM will conduct Masonic graveside rites.

Teenager Injured In ATV Accident At Farmers Valley

A 17 year old male ATV operator from Smethport was injured Wednesday night when his 4 wheeler went off the Valley Crossroad and struck a tree.

The 17 year old male was found lying in the roadway. Priority Care ambulance responded along with Smethport Fire Dept. Rescue. The teen was transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center with injuries of unknown severity.

The 8:29 pm crash occurred as the 17 year old drove a Polaris Sprotsman 800 ATV eastbound on Valley Crossroad. It left it's land and traveled onto the eastbound shoulder of the roadway and then into a ditch, impacting a large tree. The 4 wheeler bounced off the tree traveling in a northerly direction across Valley Crossroad and came to final rest facing south on the westbound shoulder.

The teenager was issued a citation for Driving on Roadways Laned For Traffic and Operation On Streets & Highways.

WoO LM Series adds McKean County Raceway on July 27 for ‘Penn Gold 40’

WoO LM Series adds McKean County Raceway on July 27 for ‘Penn Gold 40’

EAST SMETHPORT, PA – July 7, 2011 – A visit to McKean County Raceway on Wed., July 27, has been added to the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule, tour officials announced on Thursday.

The inaugural ‘Penn Gold 40’ at the three-eighths-mile oval will offer an $8,000 top prize and serve as the back end of an attractive mid-week doubleheader in western Pennsylvania for the WoO LMS, which will compete on July 26 at Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, Pa.

A fairgrounds track that operates on a specials-only schedule, McKean County joins the WoO LMS as a replacement for an event that had been scheduled on July 27 at Beckley (W.Va.) Motor Speedway. The Beckley facility was recently closed by its promoter for the remainder of the season.

“We’re very happy to fit the first-ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at McKean County Raceway into a date that opened up on our schedule,” said tour director Tim Christman. “McKean County is known to have a very strong fanbase and we’re excited to bring them the exciting brand of racing that is the staple of the World of Outlaws.”

The blockbuster WoO LMS event carries title backing from Penn Gold, a Bradford, Pa.-based well services company that sponsors tour Rookie of the Year contender Ron Davies of Warren, Pa. Racing at McKean County will serve as a homecoming for Davies, who lives less than an hour’s drive from the track.

The July 27 show will include time trials, heat races, B-Mains and a 40-lap A-Main for the WoO LMS as well as a full program for the ULMS E-Mod Series.

McKean County Raceway is located on the McKean County Fairgrounds at the intersection of Routes 6 and 46 in East Smethport, Pa.

For more information on the WoO LMS and McKean County Raceway, visit and