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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Keystone Wins Elimination Game To Stay In World Series

Keystone Wins and Advances in LLWS

Information from WNEP

It was a big win for the Keystone team from Clinton County as they defeated the New England team 2 to 0 Saturday night during the Little League World Series.

Keystone lost the first game to Kentucky on Friday 1-0.

The win Saturday night means the Keystone team will advance and play Monday at 4 p.m. on ESPN. More...

Dept. 48 To Assist LifeFlight At CCMH

At 11:07 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to Charles Cole Hospital to assist LifeFlight with an eta of 30 minutes.

An Hour With Associate Pastor Janet Kreis At The Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle

Pastor Janet Kreis, Pastor, Author, and Counselor talks about "Shooting Stars" in this sermon from the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle. More sermons are available at the Tabernacle Website.

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Tyrone Man Gets 2 DUI's In McKean County Today

Two DUI's In One Day
A Tyrone PA man walked into the Pennsylvania State Police Kane Station at 8:58 am and asked to be processed for a DUI he was arrested for earlier in the day on Saturday.

Troopers said Thomas Wayne Brower, 55, of Tyrone, PA, was still intoxicated and had driven himself to the station. He was subsequently arrested for another DUI and related offenses.

Two Confirmed Dead In Titusville Plane Crash

Plane Crash In Titusville

From the Internet

TITUSVILLE -- Police and firefighters, searching for a small plane that did not arrive as planned at the Titusville Airport Complex, have located the plane early this afternoon a half mile east of the airport on Stone Bridge House Road.

There are two confirmed fatalities.

According to State police in Corry the search began this morning for the overdue plane. Multiple Fire Departments and State Police are on the scene.


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ATV Accident In Otto Twp

At 12:50 PM on Saturday Medic 1 and Station 9 were dispatched to the scene of an ATV accident in Otto Twp
on Majestic Trails.

State Police Hold Sobriety Checkpoint

A sobriety checkpoint was held on Rt. 219 Southbound in Bradford Township, McKean County on August 19th.

State Police members from Troop C report one DUI Arrest, 4 traffic citations, and 9 warnings as a result of this Checkpoint Strike Force Initiative. The program will continue with sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols throughout 2011.

Elnora A. Burrous, 93, of Galeton, PA

Elnora A. Burrous, 93, of Galeton, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born October 7, 1917 in Germania Station, PA, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Theresa (Schaner) Douglas. She married G. Wayne Burrous, who preceded her in death on July 3, 1983.

Elnora worked at Galeton Production for a few years but most of her life was spent working on the family farm and being a devoted wife and mother. She greatly enjoyed her flower gardens, canning the harvest of her vegetable gardens and watching wildlife, especially birds.

Surviving are a daughter, Leona (Alan) Matz, Galeton; grandson, Richard Matz, Little Marsh, PA; step-grandson, Charles Chapell, Sweden Valley, PA; step-granddaughter, Edith Nicholsburg, Hisperia, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Elnora was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Chapell; grandson, Colin L. Matz; and three brothers, Victor, Edmund and Gordon Douglas.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, August 19, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 8 p.m. The Rev. Skeet Keaton will officiate. Interment will be made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter County Hospice.

PennDOT Sends Out SOS

PennDOT Sends Out SOS As Bridges, Roads Keep Crumbling

Potter County Today

schochPennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch had some tough talk as a featured speaker for this week’s County Commissioners of Association summer conference in Somerset County. “We need to build more revenue, plain and simple,” Schoch declared. “If we don’t, it’s going to cost us all a lot more in the long run.” His speech came on the heels of the release of a study from the Governor’s Transportation Funding Advisory Commission, which was charged with finding ways to raise an additional $2.5 billion annually to meet the state’s transportation infrastructure needs.

Those recommendations include funding for county and municipal roads and bridges starting at $60 million the first year and increasing to at least $200 million by the fifth year. The report calls for lifting the cap on the Oil Company Franchise Tax and increasing the cost of motor vehicle registration and driver’s licenses. The commission also voted to recommend that two percent of state sales tax revenues be earmarked toward mass transit and that local governments’ percentage match requirement for mass transit needs be increased. In addition, the recommendations call for restructuring Act 44, which includes a half-cent tax on each gallon of gasoline sold in Pennsylvania. Copies of the commission’s full recommendations can be accessed here.

Secretary Schoch explained the combination of circumstances that has gutted PennDOT’s budget, resulting in deteriorating roads and bridges, postponement of construction, and other austerity moves. While acknowledging that the nation’s success in significantly increasing the miles-per-gallon performance of motor vehicles, Schoch noted that one result is the purchase of less gas — with a corresponding reduction in revenue from the state’s gas tax. At the same time, hundreds of bridges across the state have reached the end of their life expectancy and road maintenance delays have resulted in crumbling highways.

“We need the legislature to take action,” the secretary emphasized. “We need the citizens of our commonwealth — the users of this transporation network — and you county leaders to understand these issues and to support these recommendations when you communicate to your senators and representatives in Harrisburg.”

Schoch said Pennsylvanians pay a far higher price tag for other shared networks, such as telephone service, internet access and cable television, but are not as apt to recognize the return they receive from investments in roads and bridges. He pointed out that the amount of gasoline consumed, depreciation of vehicles, and lost time resulting from detours due to closed or restricted bridges and roads far exceeds the amount of revenue that is needed to repair this substandard infrastructure. “When people are able to look at spending on our transportation needs as an investment, or look at the big picture and the basic economics, it tends to change their perspective,” the secretary added.

Schoch also said that PennDOT administrators are studying ways to make the agency more efficient and have asked all 11,700 employees to share suggestions that might improve operations and save time and/or money.

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Tiger Kitten Needs A New Home

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Pallets Stolen From Grover Hollow Resident

State Police are investigating the theft of 6 wooden pallets from the back yard of Steven Lanager of 1663 Grover Hollow Road in Genesee Township between Tuesday and Wednesday.

13 Year Old To Be Charged In Domestic Incident

Charges for Simple Assault, Harassment, and Criminal Mischief will be brought through Juvenile Probation against a 13 year old juvenile who pushed a victim causing the victim to fall into a chair causing an injury.

The incident occurred at a private residence in Potter County on Tuesday at 3:35 pm.

State Police listed the victims as a 10 year old juvenile and a 32 year old female. The incident was considered domestic violence and thus, the participants was not identified.

The actor caused interior damage to the residence by pulling a door off the frame and also verbally threatened the victim.

Fifteen Year Old Cited For Harassment

A known 15 year old female was cited for Harassment after an incident at 19 Third Street in the Village of Roulette on Monday.

Denise Diane Watt, 36, of 19, Third Street reported to State Police that the fifteen year old pulled her hair and slapped her face during the incident.

Treating Addiction Can Reduce Criminal Justice Costs’

Treating Addiction Can Reduce Criminal Justice Costs’

Potter County Today

dictionaryaddictionA recognized authority on addiction treatment urged county officials from across Pennsylvania to change some of the ways they are administering criminal justice. Dr. Michael T. Flaherty told members of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania that providing more effective treatment to offenders with addiction to alcohol or other drugs would reduce the number of jail inmates and reduce costs to counties. Flaherty, a clinical psychologist, is executive director of the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions. He made a strong case for locally controlled strategies to reduce the number of repeat offenders by providing treatment for those with mental health or addiction issues.

“This is a controversial topic and not everyone sees it the same way,” Dr. Flaherty acknowledged. “But one thing is very clear — there is not enough money to sustain our current prison system. We need to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. I am absolutely convinced that the recovery model is the answer.”

Society pays a high price today because only about 20 percent of people who need clinical treatment are receiving it, he added, and services for many of those are often inadequate. He suggested development of county-based strategies that involve prosecutors, mental health professionals, the courts, commissioners, jail administrators, community-based organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous and others.

“As a county, whether you like it or not, you are the safety net for many people in Pennsylvania,” Dr. Flaherty said. “If you bring together individuals who have different viewpoints and expertise or experience, your program will be more effective, your prospects for success will be higher, and you’ll establish more trust among people who often do not see eye to eye on certain fundamental issues of criminal justice and treatment options.”

New Perspective On County Jails

New Perspective On County Jails Part Of ‘Reinvestment’

Potter County Today

johnwetzelPennsylvania has spent decades figuring out what doesn’t work when it comes to preventing crime and reducing prison populations. New initiatives that are rapidly moving forward under a “justice reinvestment” strategy will have a positive impact on county jails and state prisons, while addressing some of the root causes of crime. That was the forecast by John Wetzel, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, during an appearance before the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania.

“Our resources are limited and we have no choice but to find ways that we can use them more wisely,” Wetzel said, in explaining the reinvestment concept. “Our focus is on reducing the crime rate. We are working to make it less likely that people leaving confinement will commit another crime — that their first contact with the criminal justice system is their only one. To accomplish this, we simply have to do a better job with re-entry.”

At the heart of the program is an evolving effort to place prisoners in the proper facilities and to better prepare them to face life back in society upon their release. Wetzel identified the top four reasons that prisoners end up back behind bars: lack of employment, lack of adequate housing, drug and alcohol abuse, and lack of education.

Counties could be asked to shoulder more of the burden for criminal offenders within their borders, the secretary conceded, because it’s clear that Pennsylvania has been over-incarcerating some low-risk criminals. “The evidence is overwhelming that low-risk offenders who are sent to the state prison system are more likely to commit another crime than if they are incarcerated in county jails,” Wetzel said. He added that there is merit in having inmates sentenced to state prison serve the final months of their terms in county jails — a concept that faced opposition among some of the commissioners in the audience.

Expanded work release programs, greater flexibility for judges to sentence more inmates to county facilities, and other changes are coming, Secretary Wetzel said. The payoff, he said, will reduced jail populations, both locally and in the state system, as the result of fewer repeat offenders.

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Roulette Ambulance To Third Street

At 6:20 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Third Street for an allergic reaction.

Coudersport Ambulance To Ross Street

At 5:28 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Ross Street for a medical emergency.

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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will resume regular hours on Monday, Aug. 22.

Hours of operation for Pitt-Bradford offices will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 29.

Motorists Reminded to ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

PennDOT to Aid State, Local DUI Enforcement through Labor Day
Motorists Reminded to ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

PennDOT today announced the distribution of federal funds to help municipal and state police crack down on impaired driving across the state through Labor Day during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative.

“People may have end-of-summer plans that involve alcohol, but safety should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E., said. “Getting behind the wheel when you’re impaired by drugs or alcohol puts your life in danger, as well as the lives of everyone sharing the road with you. Do everyone a favor by designating a driver.”

The $4.2 million in federal funds PennDOT distributes come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The funds have been used throughout the year to help with impaired-driving patrols. The national enforcement effort will also unveil NHTSA’s new DUI enforcement theme, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” reminding motorists of the consequences of driving while impaired.

More than 600 municipal police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police will conduct roving patrols and checkpoints targeting motorists under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The focus for this statewide enforcement wave is border-to-border enforcement, as police are encouraged to cooperate across county and even state borders. Pennsylvania’s efforts are part of a nationwide enforcement wave.

PennDOT records show there were 169 alcohol-related crashes and five fatalities during Labor Day weekend in 2010.

Mildred Elizabeth Ford, 88, of Red Bluff, CA, Former Emporium Resident

Mildred Elizabeth Ford, 88, of Red Bluff, CA, passed away on August 16, 2011.

Mildred was born June 25, 1923 in Weedville, PA., she moved to Red Bluff eleven years ago from Rancho Tehama where she lived for 20 years. She also lived in Stanton, CA and Emporium, PA.

Mildred enjoyed her crafts, photo albums, playing cards, and her secret sisters. She was a longtime member of the First Methodist Church, Ladies Auxilary of the VFW, and the Pink Ladies of St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Mildred is survived by sons Thomas C. Ford and wife Marcella of Santa Rosa, CA and Robert W. Ford and wife Jane of The Dalles, OR, daughter Donna L. Ford and her partner Pat Strain of Mabank, TX, and Donna Wentz and husband Donovan of Red Bluff, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, brother Jerald Bilodgau of Bloomfield, CO, sisters Beverly Avgrill of Emporium, PA, Dorores Lawrence of Corvallis, OR, and Emilie Anderson and husband Stan of Warren, PA. She is preceded in death by her parents Dolph and Nancy Bilodhau, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 23, at 10:00am at the Community Center at the Rio Vista Mobile Estate in Red Bluff. Internment will be at the Newton Cemetary, Emporium, PA.

Architects & Engineers Speak Out On WTC 7

Keystone Plays Tonight In Little League World Series

Clinton County kids 'having a ball' trying to become first Pa. team to reach Little League World Series finals since 1990

WILLIAMSPORT -- Normally at this time of year in central Pennsylvania, if someone wearing blue and white yells “We are!” the response is “Penn State!”

That’s not how the cheer goes this week in Williamsport.
The answer here is “Keystone,” for the team from Clinton County that’s made it all the way to the 65th Little League World Series.

“It’s the cheer the parents and fans have been using along the tournament trail,” said Robert Nicodemus, whose son Trebor is on the team, one of 16 to make it all the way.

The series opened Thursday with four games at Lamade Stadium and Volunteer Stadium in South Williamsport. The Keystone team, with players from Lock Haven, Beech Creek and Mill Hall, goes up against LaGrange, Ky., at 8 p.m. today in a game to be televised nationally on ESPN. More....

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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 the Interstate 80 river bridges project in Columbia County for the week of Aug. 22.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24-25, the I-80 westbound passing lane and eastbound travel lane will be closed 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 7 p.m. daily.

A stop condition remains in effect at the top of the ramps entering westbound I-80 from Route 339 south and eastbound I-80 from Route 11 north.

DuBoistown Bridge causeway move starts Monday

Travel Advisory
DuBoistown Bridge causeway move starts Monday

The contractor building the new DuBoistown Bridge between DuBoistown and Williamsport plans to begin moving the causeway from the north side of the river to the south side on Monday, Aug. 22.

Susquehanna Supply Co. will move the rocks that comprise the causeway (work area) in the river from the Williamsport side to the DuBoistown side.

It is expected to take approximately two weeks to move the entire causeway.

There will be a short time when the Susquehanna River will be closed to boat traffic at the bridge during the causeway move; expected to be about one week. There will be message boards placed at local boat launches and buoys placed in the river to warn boaters.

PennDOT posting 13 roads in Lycoming County

Travel Advisory
PennDOT posting 13 roads in Lycoming County

PennDOT is advising motorists in Lycoming County that 13 roads will be posted with permanent, year-round, 10-ton weight restrictions.

The following roads are subject to the weight restrictions along the sections noted:

• State Route 1002 (Trout Run Mountain Road) in Gamble and Lewis townships, from Rose Valley Road to Route 14;

• State Route 2012 (Sylvan Dell Road) from Second Avenue in South Williamsport to Route 15 in Armstrong Township;

• State Route 2018 (Grampian Boulevard/Four Mile Drive) in the City of Williamsport and Loyalsock Township, from Market Street to Warrensville Road;

• State Route 2022 (Pleasant Valley Road/Warrensville Road) in Hepburn and Eldred townships, from Route 973/Lycoming Creek Road to Route 973 in Warrensville;

• State Route 2023 (Bloomingrove Road) in the City of Williamsport, and Loyalsock and Hepburn townships, from Grampian Boulevard to Route 973;

• State Route 2024 (Northway Road Extension) in Hepburn and Loyalsock townships, from Bloomingrove Road to Northway Road;

• State Route 2027 (Poco Farm Road) in Loyalsock Township, from Grampian Boulevard to Northway Road Extension;

• State Route 2029 (Northway Road) in Loyalsock and Eldred townships, from Four Mile Drive to Pleasant Valley Road;

• State Route 2031 (Fairview Road/Palmer Hill Road/Lick Run Road) in Loyalsock Township, from Four Mile Drive to Warrensville Road;

• State Route 2032 (Kehrer Hill Road) in Upper Fairfield and Mill Creek townships, from both intersections with Route 864;

• State Route 2039 (Warrensville Road) in Loyalsock and Eldred townships, from East Third Street to Route 973;

• State Route 2040 (Ellis Artley Road/Elm Drive) in Muncy and Wolf townships, from Beacon Light Road to Route 405; and

• State Route 4009 (Letonia Road) in Brown Township, from Route 414 at Cedar Run to the Tioga County line.

The postings are being put in place based on traffic and engineering studies indicating that these highways may be damaged by the use of vehicles that exceed the restriction.

School buses and local-delivery trucks are exempted from the postings.

The postings are in effect as soon as the required signage is erected.

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Route 287 resurfacing project starts Aug. 24

Travel Advisory
Route 287 resurfacing project starts Aug. 24

Motorists who travel Route 287 north of Salladasburg in Lycoming County are advised of a resurfacing project scheduled to start next Wednesday, Aug. 24.

A PennDOT highway maintenance crew will resurface approximately a five-mile section of Route 287 in Mifflin, Cummings and Cogan House townships, from just north of the bridge project a few miles above Salladasburg to the Route 184 intersection at Brookside.

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in the work zone on weekdays, from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Motorists can expect delays and should plan their trips accordingly.

The resurfacing project is expected to be wrapped up in about two weeks.

Vehicle Over Embankment At Keating Summit


Austin Fire Dept & Ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a vehicle over the embankment at the intersection of Rt. 607 and the Reed Run Road in Keating Township. Unknown injuries or entrapment.

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Josh Holtgraver passed hometown hero Steve Dixon to win

August 18 - Josh Holtgraver wins 1st ever at McKean & 3rd Tour win
Josh Holtgraver passed hometown hero Steve Dixon to win his 2nd NE Touring Series win of the season and 3rd of his career! The event was part of the 106th annual McKean County Fair. Click Here to Read

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Parakeet found in the 872, Homer Township area.

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Family Updates On Condition Of Man Injured In Logging Accident

Cheryl has updated us on Chris Stilson who was injured in a "Logging Accident Near Genesee":

Today my nephew Chris opened his eyes, recognizes people and squeezes hands. Many broken bones, no spinal damage, he will walk again. Brain & lungs are bruised. The drs say he is making remarkable progress. It's a miracle. Keep praying.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Person Injured In Fall At Marcellus Shale Drilling Site

8/18/2011 11:05:30 PM
Ridgway Ambulance and medic have responded to a Marcellus Shale Well site in Ridgway Township where a person has been injured in a 30 foot fall.

Jessica A. Dennis of the Stannards Road, Wellsville, NY

WELLSVILLE, N.Y. - Jessica A. Dennis of the Stannards Road passed away Monday (Aug. 15, 2011) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a yearlong battle with cancer.

She was born April 5, 1979, in Prince Frederick, Md., a daughter of Richard W. Humphreys and Terry Prentice. On May 8, 2009, in Wellsville, she married Russell Dennis, who survives.

A former resident of Bolivar, Jessica graduated from Bolivar-Richburg Central School in June 1998. While in school, she was a member of the band and marching band, playing the clarinet, and ran cross country. In addition, she graduated from BOCES in Belmont from the medical assisting program in June 1998. She later attended Jamestown Community College in Olean.
Jessica worked at Tops Markets from 2000 to 2010.

She enjoyed gardening, music, the outdoors, being with family and friends and assisting the Willing Fire Department as an auxiliary member.

Surviving besides her husband are her father, Richard Humphreys of St. Petersburg, Fla.; her mother, Terry Prentice Hall of Bolivar; maternal grandfather, Vernon Prentice of Georgia; two sons, Gabe L. Dennis, at home and Wade L. Dennis of Friendship; two sisters, Kristy Humphreys-Lananger and Kimberly E. Hall, and a brother, Henry R.D. Hall, all of Bolivar; several nieces and nephews; three aunts; several cousins; and special friends, Pamela and Tony Burdick of Bolivar, Beth and Johnny Common of Allentown and Dianne Murray of Bolivar.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Lois Prentice.

Friends may call at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., Wellsville, on Friday (Aug. 19, 2011) from noon to 2 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Merritt Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Willing Firemen's Auxiliary.

Online condolences may be made at

Ruby I. Myers, 72, formerly of Hinsdale, NY

HINSDALE, N.Y. - Ruby I. Myers, 72, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 16, 2011) at Cuba Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Born Nov. 18, 1938, in Olean, she was a daughter of Victor L. and Ilene F. Smith Myers.

Ruby was a 1956 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center, Pa., and grew up on Indian Creek Road in Eldred, Pa.

She was employed by Western Auto in Eldred for several years and worked at a Rochester bank for many years. Later, she worked in the accounting departments of companies in Maryland and Arizona before moving to Hinsdale in 2001.

Ms. Myers was a past member of a bowling league in Olean. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and bowling.

Surviving are a brother, David (Dee) Myers of Cedar Hills, Mo.; five sisters, Donna (Jim) Foster of North Chili, Sandra (Fred Evans) O'Brien of Weston's Mills, Sherry Southard of Rixford, Pa., Rhonda (Tom) Abbey of Montoursville, Pa., and Lorna (Randy) James of Statesville, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred on Thursday (Aug. 18, 2011) from noon to 2 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor of the Johnsonburg and Kane United Methodist Churches, will officiate. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Roulette Ambulance To Horseshoe Court On Main Street

At 5:36 pm on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Horseshoe Court on Main Street for an unknown medical call.

Bradford County Historical Society Establishes Fund with the Community Foundation

Bradford County Historical Society Establishes Fund
with the Community Foundation

The Bradford County Historical Society recently established an Agency Endowment Fund for itself with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT). The purpose of the fund is to support the charitable, scientific or educational purposes of the Historical Society.

Henry G. Farley, President stated, “The mission of the Agency is to preserve and record the history of Bradford County by means of documents, publications, tapes, photographs, artifacts, models and samplings of natural resources; to interpret the effect of regional, state, national and world events on the county; to make the record available to the general public; and to stimulate the interest of the local people in the history of the county. This fund will help us to fulfill our mission in the future.”

The Bradford County Historical Society is one of the oldest county historical societies in the state and was organized on May 5, 1870 and incorporated on February 12, 1875. In 1974, the Society moved to 21 Main Street in Towanda and remained there until the building no longer met their space requirements. In 1998, the Bradford County Commissioners voted to deed the former county jail on Pine Street in Towanda to the Bradford County Historical Society. They renovated the building and now use it to house the society’s museum and research library which is available for public use.

Marilyn Bok, CEO, stated, “We are delighted to be able to assist the Bradford County Historical Society in establishing their own endowment fund that will assist the organization with operating funds now and in the future. This is a win-win situation for both the Historical Society and the CFTT.” The Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations to the organization are tax-deductible. They are located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA 18848.

The CFTT serves Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York State. It is a purely public charity, incorporated as a non-profit, that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. The mission of the CFTT is to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties served by the Foundation.

The CFTT establishes endowment funds from contributions of many individual citizens, corporations, other foundations, other charitable organizations and government agencies for philanthropic purposes. As the endowment funds grow, it uses the earnings from these funds to make grants to organizations or projects that serve identified community needs or are designated by the donor.

Anyone interested in learning more about the CFTT or in establishing a fund can contact the organization by any of these methods: telephone: 570-888-4759; fax: 570-888-2179; email: or website:

Motorists Reminded to be Patient, Obey School Bus Stopping Law

Motorists Reminded to be Patient, Obey School Bus Stopping Law

Harrisburg – School buses are returning to Pennsylvania roadways, prompting a reminder from PennDOT for motorists to watch out for buses and students headed to and from school.

“With students distracted by the start of a new school year, it is all too easy for them to make a mistake and dart into traffic,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E. “So that everyone can make it safely to their destination, motorists are reminded to pay attention to students as they board and exit buses, and to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and school zones.”

Motorists convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law face a $250 fine, five points on their driving record and a 60-day license suspension.

Under state law, motorists approaching a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended must stop at least 10 feet from the bus. Motorists approaching from all directions are required to stop. However, drivers who encounter a school bus stopping on the opposite side of a divided highway are not required to stop. Lanes of a divided highway are clearly separated by a divider, such as concrete barriers or grass medians.

Motorists must also use caution in school zones. Schools are hubs of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, so motorists are required to slow down to the posted speed limit of 15 miles per hour in school zones. Violations carry a fine and three points on the driver’s record.

PennDOT Reminds Parents, Students About School Bus Safety

PennDOT Reminds Parents, Students About School Bus Safety

Harrisburg – With the rumble of school buses serving as a reminder of back-to-school season in Pennsylvania, PennDOT is reminding parents to talk with students about staying safe -- on and off the bus.

“Children can be distracted by the excitement of returning to school and reuniting with their classmates,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E. “Parents and students need to talk about being safe while traveling to and from school.”

Schoch suggests that parents discuss the following safety tips with students:

• Get to the bus stop five minutes early to avoid having to run to catch the bus;
• If crossing the street to board the school bus, be sure to look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT to see that all cars have stopped;
• When waiting for the school bus, stay at least five wide steps away from the curb or roadway to avoid traffic;
• Avoid the “School Bus Danger Zone” by staying at least 10 wide steps away from the bus on all sides so the bus driver can see you. If you drop something near or under a bus, be sure to tell the driver before trying to retrieve it;
• NEVER walk behind the school bus;
• When getting on and off the bus, secure drawstrings on coats and other loose items so they cannot get caught in the handrail or door;
• Talk quietly while on the bus so the driver is not distracted; and
• Remain seated at all times and wait for the bus to fully stop before standing up to exit.

Students who walk to school should avoid using cell phones or wearing headphones to prevent distractions while walking near traffic. If walking in low light or dark conditions, wear bright colored clothing or reflective tape strips to be seen.

William S. Bowne, Jr.,49, of 45 Heather Lane, Bradford, formerly of Bensalem, Pa.

William S. Bowne, Jr.,49, of 45 Heather Lane, Bradford, formerly of Bensalem, Pa. passed away, Monday August 15, 2011 at the UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born July 20, 1962 in Bensalem, he was a son of the late William S. Bowne, Sr. and Dora Bowne.

He was a 1980 graduate of Bensalem Senior High School.

He was a member of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce.

A resident of Bradford since 2005, he worked for Georgia Pacific for many years in Manayunk, later in Bradford to then become the Owner of The Sports Cafe' in Bradford since 2009.

He will be sadly missed and is survived by Kate Carry his life partner and their two girls: Alexandria Nancy and Krystal Melody of Bradford and one son: William Simon, one daughter: Kristina Marie both residing in Florida.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, August 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Thomlinsons Funeral Home, 2207 Bristol Pike, Bensalem PA.

Friends will be invited to attend a memorial service in Bradford at a later date to be announced.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Susan B. Komen for The Cure in memory of his Mother Dora Bowne, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Samuel Adams 'Kick Off to Octoberfest' Beer Sampling

Thursday, August 18 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
In cooperation with Mid-State Beverage Co., purveyors of fine beers, we will be conducting a Samuel Adams 'Kick Off to Octoberfest' Beer Sampling at Small Plate Tasting Menu at Olga Cafe & Bistro. Among the featured beers will be the following beers from Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Bonfire Rauchbier, Irish Red, Black Lager, Harvest Pumpkin Ale, & Boston Lager. Complimentary samples of these beers will be provided.

Last Week For Yard Sale Sign-Ups!

Last Week For Yard Sale Sign-Ups!

There is only one week left for you to get your yard sale signed up on the map for the Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, September third.

The last day to register is the 24th and this will ensure that your sale is on the maps that will be passed around to all of the shoppers! Maps will be located all over town at local businesses and will be available at many of the yard sales.

So far we have 128 yard sales at 76 locations! We are hoping everyone who has a sale this day will contact us so that we can list them on the map. Many sales will be running Friday as well as Saturday.

Email or call 558-8922 between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm. You can also register online at

Sign up today!

Police Searching For Suspect In Ridgway

Manhunt In Ridgway
Ridgway Police, along with Elk County Sheriff, and State Police have been involved in a manhunt for a known suspect in the area of the north end of Ridgway Borough for several hours on Thursday. A State Police helicopter has been brought in brought in to join the search.

A tracking dog has been on the scent of the suspect for several hours. A false accident report was believed to have been called in by the suspect to divert attention from the search at 11:19 am this morning.

It is unknown at this time what the suspect is wanted for.

RIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY - UPDATE (WTAJ-TV) At 2:00 police called off the K-9 and helicopter search for a fugitive in Ridgway. The man, Jamie DeSantis, had not been caught.

DeSantis is on the run after he violated parole for unknown charges. Police say he is most likely still in the Ridgway area as he has local ties there.

He was last spotted allegedly attempting to hitch hike. He is described as a white male, short dark hair, and was wearing a white shirt and cargo shorts. He may also be carrying a duffle bag.

Ridgway Police say they will not stop looking until he is caught. Anyone with information should contact police.

They do advise DeSantis is not known to be dangerous.

ATTENTION ALUMNI of the Port Allegany High School

ATTENTION ALUMNI of the Port Allegany High School.

September 24, 2011 is our annual Dinner Dance to be held at the Fire Hall, Pearl Street, Port Allegany. At 4:30 PM we will start with our social hour with snacks and refreshments. Water, soda's and beer are included, you are (welcome to B.Y.O,B. of wine). At 6 PM dinner will be served followed by dessert at 7:30 PM.

The roll call of classes honoring the class of 1961, their 50th reunion and class of 1951, their 60th reunion and several others.

A short business meeting and election of new officers. Singing of our ALMA MATER. Closing blessing and dancing till ??.

The cost of our Dinner Dance is $18.00 per person, so please get your reservation in by September 15, 2011. To Shirley McDowell 14 Laurel Lane Port Allegany, Pa. 16743, phone 642-2705.

We hope to see you September 24 for a great time with us GATORS, remember once a GATOR always a GATOR. We know there have been several reunions this year already, but you are still welcome to join us there is still time.

There will be a Sunday morning breakfast at the Moose Club from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. at your own cost.

Route 15 ramp detours to be lifted Friday

Travel Advisory
Route 15 ramp detours to be lifted Friday

Here’s a brief update on the Route 15 reconstruction project at the Interstate 180/Route 220 interchange in Williamsport.

The Third Street on- and off-ramp detours, as well as the detour for Route 220 northbound to Route 15 northbound, will be lifted around midday Friday, Aug. 19.

The reconstruction of the Third Street ramps will be completed by then. Work continues on the project. Motorists are reminded to stay alert to construction activities and watch for slow-moving or stopped traffic ahead.

All work under this contract is scheduled for completion by late October.

Route 15 project on Hiatus during Little League World Series

Travel Advisory
Route 15 project on Hiatus during Little League World Series

The Route 15 safety improvement project along the Montgomery Pike near South Williamsport will take a brief break while the Little League World Series gets underway.

Both northbound lanes of Route 15 are back in service in the project area and the realigned intersection with the north end of Old Montgomery Pike Road is open.

Work on the project will resume after the series.

PCEC Classes Offered PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Train-the-Trainer

PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Train-the-Trainer

The Potter County Education Council, Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center are seeking interested individuals for the PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Train-the-Trainer program.

Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Train-the-Trainer course allows an instructor to administer the PEC Basic-Safe Gulf/SafeLand Orientation course.

The PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation course was designed to take the place of multiple Operator orientation courses and to give each student a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry - upstream, downstream, onshore, and offshore. As more and more industries are accepting and/or requiring this credential, having an in-house trainer can greatly reduce the cost of certifying your employees and increases your flexibility in scheduling the training.

Each instructor will receive classroom training and the following manuals: • PEC Basic Orientation Instructor Manual, • PEC Basic Orientation Student Manual, • PEC Basic Orientation Video, • All-in-One Video, • Backdrop for Student Photographs, • PowerPoint Presentation and reference material that will support the instruction of the program. Ten individuals are needed to run this course. If you are interested in this course, call (814) 545-1333.

JCC Softball Slates Camp

JCC Softball Slates Camp

The Jamestown Community College Softball Team will hold a training camp at the Olean Girls Softball fields on September 10 & 11.

Saturday, September 10 is for girls 12 and under and Sunday, September 11 is for girls 13 and over.

Cost is $50.00. The Camp will run from 10 am to 4 pm both days. For more information and to register, please contact Shannon
Ozzella at 716-307-3552

Angel Food Orders Due For August


You can order online through Sunday evening Aug. 21st at ...

PICKUP DAY IS SAT. AUG. 27 - 9-10AM AT THE SPOT (3 Miles East of Coudersport on Rt 6)


You may also drop off prepaid orders into the Church mail-slot through Friday.

Coudersport Free Methodist Church

507 S. Main St.

Coudersport, Pa. 16915


Paul's Citgo

Buchanan's Pharmacy

Gauld's Corner Store

The Country Shoppe Laundromat

The Coudersport Post Office

Wagner Ace Hardware

KOS Copy Supply

Thanks from,

The Pastor & Congregation of Coudersport Free Methodist Church

Pastor Pete -

EAS Civil Emergency Message

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station; is conducting a Siren Activation and Emergency Alert System Activation Test.

"This is Only a Test." "There is 'NO' Emergency at Susquehanna Steam Electric Station." Repeating, "There is 'NO' emergency at Susquehanna Steam Electric Station!"

The Sirens that you are hearing are part of a coordinated test of the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Warning System. We ask that all families review your Telephone Directory's Emergency Pages, to see if you are within the Ten Mile Emergency Planning Zone of the Plant in order to familiarize yourself with Traffic Detours, Shelter Locations and other Safety Information.

This is Only a Test!

Big Or Small, Gustin's In Roulette Does It All

Ludlow Woman Died Of Natural Causes

State Police at Kane investigated the death
of Vickie Lynn Mead, 62, of Ludlow, PA on the Wildcat Road in Hamilton Township, McKean County on Wednesday.

Mead's death was determined to be of natural causes.

Three Kane Men Accused In Metal Theft

An investigation by an alert State Trooper at a traffic stop in Bradford Township on Tuesday resulted in charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition/Receiving Stolen Property against three Kane men.

Bruno Scott Null, 42, Robert Lee Guest, 29, and Samuel Clair McKinney Jr., 40, all of Kane are accused in the thefts of metal from ILPEA Industries at 700 1/2 Elk Avenue in Kane Borough.

In a news release today, Trooper Andrew Brothers, of the Kane Station, said this incident occurred as the Pennsylvania State Police initiated a traffic stop on a pickup truck for a traffic violation in front of Hot Dog Tommy's located at 1401 South Avenue in Bradford Township at about 7:16 on Tuesday morning.

Further investigation revealed that a supervisor for ILPEA Industries, Inc., Samuel Clair McKinney Jr, was removing metal by loading it with a fork lift into the back of a pickup truck. Once the metal had been loaded, it was further transported by the operator of the pickup truck, Bruno Scott Null, to Goodman Services, Inc. located in Bradford to be sold for heavy melt scrap metal.

Upon the arrival at the metal recycling facility, the cash transaction and paperwork signing was handled by the passenger of the pickup, Robert Lee Guest.

Aluminum Stolen from Woodland Business

3,000 Pounds of Aluminum Stolen from Woodland Business

by Gant News Team

WOODLAND – Approximately 3,000 pounds of aluminum was removed from a crate at Superior Parts & Equipment, Woodland, sometime between 2 p.m. Monday and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Clearfield-based state police reported.

The total value of the stolen aluminum was listed at $2,500, state police said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at 814-857-3800.

Driftwood Man Charged With DUI

DUI Charged
Emporium based state police are charging 38 year old Calvin Lane III of Driftwood with DUI after pulling him over on Weed Street near West 5th Street in that town, late Tuesday night for an alleged traffic violation. More news.....

17 Homeless, But Safe After Deep Fryer Sparks Blaze

Lots of heroes in early Avis blaze

August 17, 2011 AVIS — There are a lot of heroes to talk about today, Avis Fire Chief Randy Kehoe said just before 6 a.m. as he and fellow firefighters cleaned equipment after a nasty overnight fire that left 17 people homeless, but safe. more »»

Tractor Trailer Hits 10 Vehicles On I-80 In Poconos

Ceglia Claims Facebook Planted Fake Contract/Case Continues

Ceglia: Facebook planted a fake contract on my computer

By John Anderson

BUFFALO —After Facebook attorneys filed their “smoking gun” against Paul Ceglia, it appeared the civil case seeking ownership of Mark Zuckerberg’s social network would be dismissed today in district court in Buffalo.

Guess again.

Ceglia came back swinging in an e-mail from Ireland where he claims the smoking gun from Facebook was planted on a computer taken from his parents house. More...

Cegia's civil case to own Facebook still going

By John Anderson

BUFFALO —Despite a "smoking gun" filed by Facebook attorneys against Paul Ceglia in court this week, a motion to dismiss the civil suit Ceglia filed claiming ownership of Mark Zuckerberg's social media website was not filed.

Instead, the case will go on.

Ceglia, of Wellsville, has to allow Facebook attorneys and experts access to his e-mail accounts, U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio said in a Buffalo courtroom this afternoon. When that is done, Foschio said Zuckerberg will then have to give Ceglia 175 e-mail's from Zuckerberg's Harvard account. More...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sturla Apologizes to 'Womenfolk'

Sturla Apologizes to 'Womenfolk'

A state representative is apologizing for using the word womenfolk during a rant about Marcellus Shale drillers, but is sticking by his claim that the drillers are spreading sexually transmitted diseases. House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla says he used the word womenfolk in reference to how he thinks out-of-state drillers view women in Pennsylvania. But Sturla says testimony by Bradford County hospital personnel in a hearing about gas drilling said an influx of drilling crews in the county correlates with an increase in S-T-D transmission.

Burglary in Crosby

Burglary in Crosby
State Police are investigating a burglary that happened last Saturday at a home on Christian Hollow Road in Crosby. Police say that a desk top computer, Wii and camcorder worth $800 were taken. The burglary happened sometime between 8 and 10pm last Saturday night.

Two Injured In Lower Grimes Crash

Two Hurt in One Vehicle Crash


A Port Allegany boy and girl were injured in a one vehicle accident late Tuesday night on Lower Grimes Road in Liberty Township. State Police say a truck, driven by 18 year-old Shaghara Ramadhan, swerved to miss a deer, struck a culvert and rolled onto it's roof. Ramadhan and his passenger, 17 year-old Laura Haggard, were both taken to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Keystone's LLWS opener moved to Lamade Stadium

Keystone's LLWS opener moved to Lamade Stadium
Game now starts Friday at 8

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Keystone's opening game vs. La Grange, Ky., Friday at the Little League World Series has been moved to 8 at Lamade Stadium due to concerns about crowd size.

The game had been scheduled for 5 at Volunteer Stadium, which holds about 4,000 in the grandstand with standing-room capacity for 2,000 more. Lamade holds about 9,000 in the stands, and the banks beyond the outfield can accommodate 35,000 more, Little League said.

The Keystone game will be televised on ESPN. More...

Free USDA Food Distribution In Bolivar On Friday

There is a FREE USDA Food Distribution
at the Bolivar ACCESS Center: 71 Boss Street, Bolivar, New York
on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10am until the food is gone

Food distribution is intended for residents in the towns of:
Bolivar, Friendship, West Clarksville, Wirt, Alma, Little Genesee, & Ceres.

Route 187/Wyalusing-New Albany Road intersection closed following crash tonight

Travel Advisory
Route 187/Wyalusing-New Albany Road intersection closed following crash tonight

Aug. 17, 2011 @ 7:50 p.m.

Motorists in Bradford County are advised that the intersection of Route 187 and SR 2010 (Wyalusing-New Albany Road), near the Rainbow Bridge, is closed at this hour following a two-vehicle crash.

A 56-year-old Rome, Pa., woman was killed Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle crash at state Routes 187 and 2010 in Terry Township, Bradford County.

State police at Towanda said Joanna R. Purdy-Thornton was driving a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback and traveling south on state Route 187 when she attempted to turn left onto state Route 2010 east.

Her vehicle was struck on the driver's side by a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Michael A. Vognetz, 42, of Watsontown, Pa.

Richard L. “Rick” Kerr, 51, of Duke Center, PA Formerly of Yuba City, CA

Richard L. “Rick” Kerr, 51, of Duke Center, formerly of Yuba City, CA, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at his family’s residence.

He was born on May 11, 1960 in Yuba City, CA, to Richard H. Kerr, Duke Center, and the late Joan A. Dykeman Kerr.

On October 18, 1998 he married Jan Wilkialis in who survives.
He was a 1978 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and a 1980 graduate of the former Williamsport Area Community College; where he received his Associate degree in horticulture.

He was owner of the Petals & Paws floral shop, Rio Linda, CA, for twenty two years.

Mr. Kerr had a love for all animals and he had a passion for working in his yard.

In addition to his wife, Jan Kerr, Yuba City, CA, he is also survived one son, Jeff (Heather) Anderson, two daughters, Sarah (Ray) Sicotte, Wendy (Richard) Reney, all of California, one brother, Jack (Linda) Kerr, Lewis Run, one sister, Deb (Kevin) Halstead, Duke Center, one half-sister, Tammi Ball, Washington, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

At his request there will be no visitation.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Eldred, with the Rev. Thomas E. Brown as celebrant.

Private burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sartwell. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

2 Vehicle MVA In Eldred

2 Vehicle MVA In Eldred
At 5:44 pm on Wednesday, Eldred Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident in front of the Dandy Mini-Mart at 300 Main Street in Eldred.

Vehicle/Bicycle Accident By Costas On Route 6 In Coudersport

Vehicle/Bicycle Accident
At 5:43 pm on Wednesday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to a vehicle/bicyclist accident on Route 6 by Costas. Reporting one injury.

Recalls 8-17

Winn-Dixie Issues Voluntary Recall On ‘Winn-Dixie Choco Charm Chocolate Drink’ Due To Mislabeling And Undeclared Allergen

Pitt-Bradford engineering professor presents paper in Czech Republic


BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Ronald Mattis, associate professor of engineering at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, presented a paper this summer at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

Mattis’s paper, “Using Spreadsheets to Develop Problem-solving Skills in an Introductory Chemical Engineering Course,” explained how he uses Excel spreadsheets and data to teach students the mathematical processes behind popular chemical process simulators.

“The use of Excel as a teaching aid helped the students to develop their problem-solving skills and gave them confidence in the use of a familiar tool that they can use in future courses,” he said.

Mattis, director of the engineering program, came to Pitt-Bradford in 1985. His main research interests include parallel processing, particle transport theory, arms control and national security issues.

He holds both a doctorate and bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in nuclear energy from the University of Michigan.

Mattis lives in Kane and enjoys mountain biking, cross-country skiing, weight training and reading.

The attached photo is a file photo of Dr. Mattis working with a student

Masonic Scholarship 2nd Annual Lobster Dinner Saturday, September 17th - Tickets are Limited!!!

Masonic Scholarship 2nd Annual Lobster Dinner Saturday, September 17th - Tickets are Limited!!!

2nd Annual Masonic Lobster Dinner starting 6 PM on Saturday, September 17th at the Coudersport Consistory dining hall to benefit the local Masonic Scholarship fund. Six (6) local graduating Seniors will be receiving scholarships as a result of last year's fundraiser.

Ticket sales are limited and are $ 25 per person and must be purchased in advance, no later than Saturday, August 27th.

Tickets are available from Debbi Dehn at the Coudersport Consistory office between 8 AM and 3 PM Monday through Friday (274-8490), or by contacting Steve Erway at Northwest Savings Bank in Coudersport, or by calling Bart Ianson at 274-7650, Neil Miller at 274-0416 or Tom Lamb at 274-7591.

Steak has been added as an optional entree for those that do not prefer whole Maine Lobster.

Meals will include shrimp cocktail, corn on the cob, potato, salad, and beverage of choice, including draft beer/wine at no additional charge. 50/50 drawings, door prizes & lottery tickets have been scheduled.

Call now to reserve your Lobster or Steak!!!

Colin (9) and Garret (12) Morey, pictured left to right obviously enjoyed last year's LobsterFest at the Coudersport Consistory!

Samuel Adams 'Kick Off to Octoberfest' Beer Sampling

Thursday, August 18 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
In cooperation with Mid-State Beverage Co., purveyors of fine beers, we will be conducting a Samuel Adams 'Kick Off to Octoberfest' Beer Sampling at Small Plate Tasting Menu at Olga Cafe & Bistro. Among the featured beers will be the following beers from Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Bonfire Rauchbier, Irish Red, Black Lager, Harvest Pumpkin Ale, & Boston Lager. Complimentary samples of these beers will be provided.

Take 3 Entertains Saturday Night At Olga In Coudersport

MVA Near Golf Range On Route 6

Two Vehicle MVA On Route 6
At 3:53 pm on Wednesday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 24017 Route 6 in Liberty Township near the Driving Range, for a two car MVA.

PCEC Classes Offered CDL Certification Course

CDL Certification Course

The Potter County Education Council, Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center are sponsoring a “CDL Course” at the PCEC’s Port Allegany Office. The CDL program is a three (3) week, one hundred sixty (160) hour comprehensive training program culminating in the awarding of a Commercial Drivers License by the state of Pennsylvania.

Week One is classroom based. Monday, Tuesday and generally a portion of Wednesday is dedicated to the Pennsylvania written exam. The balance of the week is focused on the technical aspect of the career such as, but not limited to; mapping, trip planning, and log books.

Week Two consists of range and road training. The range portion will have the student instructed in slow speed maneuvers. (Straight line backing, alley dock parking, parallel parking, coupling and uncoupling and air brakes.) The road training will consist of highway, city and rural roadways and may extend beyond the county limits based on geography and restrictions.

Week Three will duplicate Week Two Monday through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are used for the Pennsylvania Commercial Drivers License exam and review. All students are required to participate in an exit interview upon the successful completion of the state exam.

Classes will begin on September 26 and run through November 18, 2011 and will be held Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. The cost for the course is $4,995 per student. For more information or to register call 814-545-1333, email or visit our website at

Logging Accident Near Genesee

Logging Accident
At 2:55 pm on Wednesday, Genesee Dept. 37 and Medic 6 are responding to Leadville Hollow Road for a logging accident.

A Lifenet 7-7 helicopter is transporting the injured patient. They are airborne at 4:02 pm.

Tammy J. Abrams, 51, of 18 Burnside Ave., Bradford, PA

Tammy J. Abrams, 51, of 18 Burnside Ave., passed away, Sunday, August 14th, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center

Born May 11, 1960, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Robert J. Woodley and Margaret (Marvin) Griffin who survives of Limestone

Ms. Abrams was a 1978 graduate of Bradford High School. She had formerly owned and managed Liberty Cleaning Service.

in addition to her companion of 12 years, James H. Gross, Jr. she is survived by two; sons Ian D. Abrams, and Eliot P. Abrams, one daughter Bryn P. Whitman, three brothers, Marvin Scott Woodley, Jon Woodley, and Nathan Griffin.

At the request of the family there will be no public visitation, private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department Limestone, NY 14753. McKean County SPCA

Online condolences may be made at

Block Party Re-Scheduled For Sunday, Aug. 21st

The August 14 Block Party at Family Video that was canceled last minute due to lightning will be held this Sunday August 21 from noon to 3:00pm, rain or shine.

The event is free and there will be food, music, games, balloons, sno-cones, giveaways, and the opportunity to sign up school children for free school backpacks filled with school supplies. The Block Party is a combined effort of Family Video and Open Arms Community Church to serve the community providing the opportunity for people to have fun, connect with their neighbors, and know that they are valued.

Pastor Mike McAvoy, of Open Arms, also says a goal of the block parties is to set an example for and inspire other organizations, businesses, and individuals to step out and think of ways they can bless others and cultivate a larger sense of community.

The final Block Party will be a cooperative of The Church of the Ascension and Open Arms held in the parking lot of The Church of the Assention on Chataqua Place on August 28 from noon to 3:00pm. Further information on the Block Parties can be found on the Open Arms website:, or their Facebook page: