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Saturday, August 27, 2011

PHL (Philadelphia International Airport) airport is closed due to HURRICANE.

PHL (Philadelphia International Airport)
This airport is closed due to HURRICANE.
Its projected opening time is unknown.

MVA on West Washington Street in Corydon Township

One Vehicle MVA In Corydon Township
At 9:25 pm on Saturday, McKean Station 19 and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a one car MVA at the intersection of West Washington Street and Rt. 321 in Corydon Township.

Dispatch reports possibly four patients.

Police In Schuylkill County Say Crash Victim From Coudersport

Man dies of injuries after crash in Hegins
By Leslie Richardson
Staff Writer
Republican Herald

HEGINS — A 23-year-old Coudersport man died of injuries he suffered in a one-car crash about 10 p.m. Friday in Hegins Township.

According to Hegins Township police, Michael Novalany, 23, was traveling south on Route 125, North Good Spring Road, about 1 mile north of Hegins, when he missed a sharp right curve in the road and traveled 130 feet off the roadway.

Novalany’s vehicle struck several large trees before coming to rest on its side.
Novalany was transported from the scene but later died from his injuries. The Schuylkill County coroner’s office ordered an autopsy.

A passenger in the vehicle, Jennifer Archer, 26, was taken by Hegins Area Ambulance to More.......

Motorcycle Accident On Clermont-Wilcox Road

Motorcycle Accident
At 5:12 on Saturday, Station 14 & 20 & Mt. Jewett Ambulance have been dispatched to the Clermont-Wilcox Road near the Howard Campground for a motorcycle accident with one injury.

The victim is conscious with a possible fracture. Mt. Jewett Ambulance transporting to St. Marys.

Patricia Ann Lentz, 61, formerly of Austin, PA

Patricia Ann Lentz, 61, formerly of Austin, PA died Friday, August 26, 2011 at the home of her son, Gilbert Lentz, Jr. in Allegany, NY

Born on April 1, 1950 in Punxsutawney, PA she was the daughter of Jay and Dorothy Wright Anthony.

Patricia was a graduate of Austin Area School, Austin, PA. She had been employed as a quality supervisor at the Keystone Automatic Technology Manufacturing in Emporium, PA. She enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her mother, son, Gilbert Lentz, Jr. and his wife Tracy, of Allegany, NY, daughter, Marcia Jaques and her husband Bo of Austin, PA, brother, Darrel Anthony of Albuquerque, NM, sister, Cindy Rees and her husband Don of Austin, PA and three grandchildren, Courtney and Caleb Lentz, and Zachary Wilber, of Allegany, NY.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Friends may call at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport, PA on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11am at Fickinger Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Austin, PA. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Potter Unit, P.O. Box 67, Bradford, PA 16701

The Coudersport Public Library Is Accepting Donations

Cleaning out? Hoard no more!!

The Coudersport Public Library is accepting donations of usable items to sell at Saturday's yard sale. Please drop off donations at the library before Friday, Sep. 2. Then - come to our sale on Saturday and shop!

Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park Star Party--Public Invited 7 to 11 pm Tonight

Now that is a serious telescope

Photos Courtesy Of Curt Weinhold


The Black Forest Star Party is an annual dark-sky amateur astronomy observing event hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Observers (CPO). Held every year since 1999, the BFSP generally spans a weekend in the late summer or early fall in Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, Pennsylvania. This year it will be held August 26 – 28. This is a pre-paid, pre-registered event and information on registration is available at the Central Pennsylvania Observers BFSP website at

Cherry Springs State Park is one of the darkest sites in the state of Pennsylvania and has been designated as Pennsylvania's first Dark Sky Park by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). The park was also designated as a Gold Level Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association – the second park in the world to receive this classification. The amateur astronomers who have attended the BFSP can testify that the skies can be great! Star party attendees take the time not only to observe the spectacular night skies, but also attend lectures held during the day and visit with many astronomy related vendors who are set up to sell their wares at the star party.

The general public is invited to come visit the star party on Saturday, August 27 from the hours of 7 pm to 11 pm. Many of the astronomers will be volunteering the scopes for the public to look through and coming just before dark will allow visitors to see the
hundreds of different kinds of telescopes that are on the field. Visitors should not arrive any earlier than 7 pm. Please bring a small flashlight with a red lens cover or if needed, a Dark Sky Team member will be able to provide flashlights with a temporary red cover.

Visitors will need to park their vehicles in the Night Sky Viewing Area public parking lot located on the north side of the park and walk onto the Astronomy Observation Field. The gate to that field gets closed at dark and no vehicular traffic is permitted in or out at that time. It can get quite cool and damp so appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn. Flip flops are strongly advised against. Also, absolutely NO PETS are permitted, so please leave them at hom

Visitors are reminded that they must vacate the Observation Field by 11 pm so the star party attendees can continue with their own observing. Anyone wishing to stay later my continue to observe the star at the Night Sky Viewing Area amphitheater located adjacent to the parking lots. There are benches for sitting in that area as well.

Close to 500 astronomers will be attending this year’s Black Forest Star Party and the public visiting night is an excellent opportunity to see deep sky objects through different telescopes of varying powers. This is also a great time to talk to different astronomers about telescopes if you are planning on purchasing one…they have the knowledge and experience and are willing to share that information with anyone who is interested in pursuing the hobby of amateur astronomy.

In the event that the skies are overcast, or it is raining, the program will not be held and will be cancelled. You may check with the Lyman Run State Park office prior to driving out to Cherry Springs if the weather isn’t cooperating. The park office phone number is (814) 435-5010.

Park sponsored Tours of the Night Sky will continue until mid-October. Stargaze programs are held on the dark-of-the-moon weekends, and lunar and nocturnal wildlife programs are held when the moon’s brightness blocks the view of the stars. Program information is available on the DCNR calendar of events webpage at or by calling the Lyman Run State Park office at the number above. General information about Cherry Springs and stargazing is available at the Cherry Springs Dark Sky Fund/Association website at:

Cow Killed In Early Morning Crash On Rt. 6

Sweden Township Police Department responded to a vehicle crash @ 4:30am this morning.

A 1994 Peterbuilt Tractor Trailer, owned by Richard Baldwin of Little Genesee,hauling sand Westbound on SR 6 when a cow owned by Leroy White of Cdspt. came onto the highway from the North side of SR 6 and Baldwin struck the cow/killing it and his Tractor Trailer received moderate damage to the front passenger side of the TT.

The TT was drivable and the cow was removed by the owner.

Potter County Integrated Children's Services Committee Thanks Contributors To Sixth Annual Family Fun Fair

The Potter County Integrated Children’s Services Committee would like to sincerely thank the many contributors who made the Sixth Annual Family Fun Fair on August 13th at the Potter County Fairgrounds, a great success! See you next year!


• A Way Out
• Beacon Light Behavioral Health
• Big Mike’s Dairy Dine
• Boys & Girls Club of Potter County
• Brenda Bosworth/Dental Screening
• Brian Nolan
• Burleson’s Just Ask Rental
• Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show
• Cathy and Mervin Bowers
• Charles Cole Memorial Hospital
• Coudersport ‘Falcons’ Football Team
• Coudersport Interact Club
• Community Care Behavioral Health
• Darien Lake
• DCNR/Smokey Bear
• Dickinson Center, Inc.
• E&G Auto
• Endeavor Newspaper
• Gary’s Putter Golf
• 21st Century Learning Centers
• Galeton Drug Store
• Galeton Foodland
• Glassmire & Shaffer Law Office
• Gauld’s Corner Store
• Howard’s Home Furnishings
• ICSP Collaborative Board
• Independent Living Program (Potter County)
• Jubilee Foods/Coudersport
• Judy Mack/Food Bank/Salvation Army
• Kevin Dusenbury & Son Kevin
• McDonalds Restaurant
• Mobile Family Center & Poco
• My First Book/National Book Bank/Blair County
• New York Life Insurance/Marshall Hamilton
• North Central W.I.C. Program
• Northern Tier Community Action Corporation
• PA Dept. of Health
• PA State Police
• PCHS Drug & Alcohol
• PCHS Coordinated Service
. PCHS Early Intervention
• PCHS Children, Youth & Families
• PCHS Mental Health
• Pet Awareness/Tena Emerson
• Potter County Beverage
• Potter County Fairground Committee
• Potter County Leader Enterprise
• Potter County Area Agency on Aging
• Potter County Car Seat Program
• Potter County Parents Helping Parents/Parent Education
• Potter County Public Assistance Office
• Pride Program
• PSU Cooperative Extension/Prosper Strengthening Families
• Representative Causer’s Office
• School Based ICM’s/Mentoring
• Shinglehouse Ambulance
• Seneca Highlands IU9/Family Literacy
• Solomon’s Word
• Splash Lagoon/Scott Enterprises
• State Farm Insurance/Jeff Wilcox
• The Meadows
• To Fill A Backpack
• Wal-Mart
• WHKS Port Allegany
• WPIG Olean
• Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention
• Yogi Clown
• Zito Media Community Channel

Patricia Ann Perkins Sackinger, Shinglehouse Native

Patricia Ann Perkins Sackinger, was born April 26, 1936 in Olean, New York and lived in Shinglehouse, PA until her marriage.

She was the daughter of Olin Elomo Perkins and Martha Sophronia Haynes Perkins.

She graduated from Shinglehouse High School (Oswayo Valley) in 1954 and later from Indiana University in 1958. She married Clifton Thomas Sackinger in on July 2, 1960.

She was a teacher in Port Allegany, PA, Tonawanda, NY and Circleville, OH, Alfred I. School District. She also worked for Nephrology Associates, A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children and sold Mary Kay cosmetics. She was a member of the Phi Mu Fraternity for Women, AAUW and St. Mary Magdalene Church.

She passed away August 21, 2011.

She is predeceased by her loving husband Clifton Thomas Sackinger, and her sister Carolyn Clapp-Sutley, she is survived by sons: Scott (Denise) and Sean Sackinger; brothers: Edgar and Stephen Perkins; and grandchildren: Emily, Cole, Jonathan and Alexis "Levi".

A visitation will be held at Babione Funeral Home, 1100 North Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, on Friday, August 26, at 2 to 4 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m., A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 27, at 10 a.m., At St. Lucy Catholic Church, Highland Beach, FL. Arrangements were made under Babione Funeral Home (East)



The Coudersport Council of the Knights of Columbus along with the Coudersport Area School District and the Falcon Football Team will once again sponsor the annual Punt, Pass, and Kick contest this year. The event will be held at Coudersport Recreation Park (CARP) on Saturday – September 10th. Since this event is part of the national NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition, winners have the opportunity of going all the way to the national contest.

While advancement in the national competition is by combined age groups (6/7,8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 14/15) and ribbons are provided by the national sponsors for both the boys and girls, the Knights of Columbus will add to the awards by providing trophies for the first, second, and third places in each individual age group competing. The trophies will be awarded by age group with no separation for the boys and girls. However, the boys and the girls in each combined age group will compete separately for the ribbons.

Both the boy and the girl winner in each combined age group are eligible to advance to the sectional competition. The Knights will also sponsor trophies for the top three female overall winners. The age group for competition will be determined by the age of the youngsters as of December 31, 2011.

No football shoes, cleats, or turf shoes are permitted: only soft-soled sneakers will be allowed. It should be noted that valid birth certificates or baptismal documents will be required for the next level of competition. While it is expected that the vast majority of the competitors will be from our local schools, the competition must be open to youngsters outside of our school districts if they choose to compete.

At all levels of competition, including our local level, only the first place winner is eligible to advance. If for some reason that winner does not choose to advance then no one will advance to the next level. Each winner will be required to provide their own transportation to the next level of competition.

Registration forms can be obtained from the physical education departments or the main offices at each of the area schools. The sponsors are asking that competitors register in advance. If a youngster is unsure of his ability to participate that day, they ask that he or she register anyway. This saves last minute registration hassles. The gates to CARP will open at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 10th and check in must be completed by 9:30 A.M. Any additional questions regarding this event can be directed to John Abplanalp (814.221.5465).

8-27 Fezz's Super Cruise & Swap Meet

Missing Welsh Corgi Coudersport Area

Dylan Is Missing A Sweet Corgi

Gone missing from Frosty Hollow B&B, near the Coudersport Golf Club, is our Welsh Corgi, Dylan.

He has been gone since mid-afternoon on Friday, the 26th.

He is not prone to wandering and was not wearing his collar at the time. If anyone finds him please call us at 274-7419. He is a very sweet dog, happy and very friendly.

Cub Scout Pack 498 is having a hot dog and bake sale

Today from 11-2 Cub Scout Pack 498 is having a hot dog and bake sale at the Walmart in Bradford.

Ceres Township Mc Kean County

Ceres Township Mc Kean County

T438 - Kings Run Road will be restricted to one lane for Sluce repair on Monday August 29th just south of Canfield’s Lawn and Garden.

Residents are requested to drive with caution and prepare for delays. All work is weather permitting.

Ceres Township Roadmaster

8-27 Recalls

California Firm Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Alaska Firm Recalls Pre-Made Chicken Caesar Salads Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Hawaii Firm Recalls Chicken Caesar Salads Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pig Roast Saturday At 6:00 PM At Shinglehouse Fire Hall

Cornelius Estate Public Auction Sunday, August 28th


MVA On Rt. 872 Near Bark Shanty Road

One Vehicle Accident On Rt. 872
At 11:08 pm on Friday, Austin Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 872 near a the Bark Shanty Road intersection for a one vehicle accident. Unknown if injuries. Vehicle is blocking roadway.


The To Fill A Backpack "Thank You Very Much"

"Thank You Very Much"

The To Fill A Backpack program would like to send out a "Thank You Very Much" to the unknown lady who paid for the backpacks that we purchased on 08/25/11.

That morning I had been in to the Coudersport Dollar General and emptied their shelves of backpacks and used the programs debit card to pay for them. During the day I had placed an order for about 120 more backpacks that would not be here until next week and had orders waiting to be filled.

I went back that night for more backpacks and because of the charges that had been placed on the account that day our debit card was being denied (because of the daily limit). I told the manager to hold on to the backpacks for me because I would be back in the morning to pick them up with a check until I was sure that the account had been cleared to use the card again. She told me to take the bags with me and bring a check in the morning so that she could clear her cash drawer.

Apparently this anonymous lady who was standing 2 people behind me in line overheard my dilemma and when she got up to the counter she paid the bill for the backpacks.

Unfortunately I was in such a hurry to get out of the store so that I could go to the other Dollar Generals to empty their shelves of backpacks that I was oblivious to who was behind me. I stopped in this morning with the check as I had promised and come to find out after I had left early from work my check had been returned by the manager. It is totally amazing what people will do in our just goes to show you that it might be a small town but the people in it have big hearts. Once again we thank you for your donation and if anyone knows who this lady was I would like to thank her personally.

To Fill A Backpack

We need your help

Due to an overwhelming response to the To Fill A Backpack program this year our backup stock of supplies has been depleted and we still have requests for backpacks coming in. Below is a list of items that are needed and we will also accept monetary donations.

Glue Sticks
1 subject notebooks
Notebook filler paper
Hi-liters (any color)
3 ring binders
Index cards

We had previously made a bulk purchase of other items used so we currently have enough of them to get us through the rest of the year. Monetary donations can be mailed to the address shown below and will be used to purchase items that are generally not donated in ample amounts to cover the requests that we receive.

Please help us send children to school with the supplies they need...$10 can buy 10 calculators, 50 1-subject notebooks, 50 glue sticks, 10 packs of index cards, about 34 hi-liters, etc. If you have any questions regarding the program please feel free to give us a call or email.

Monetary donations can also be made through PayPal by clicking on the following link and entering the information requested. All information goes through a secure server so it is safe. Thank you for your help in advance and us send children to school with the supplies that they need.

To make a donation via PayPal you can click on this link:

Block Party 8-27 Port Allegany

2011 Football Home Games

2011 Football Home Games

Contact Pam Sprouse at or call 274-9171 to help at the concession stand at Carp Park for a game(s). We need your help!!!

Fri 9/9 vs. Kane
Fri 9/23 vs. Brockway
Fri 10/7 vs. ECC Homecoming
Fri 10/28 vs. Port

Mon 9/12 vs. Port A
Mon 10/3 vs. CC
Mon 10/24 vs. Otto E

Thurs 9/15 vs. Sheffield
Thurs 9/22 vs. Smethport
Wed 10/5 vs. ECC
Thurs 10/13 vs. Port A

Wed 9/14 vs. Sheffield
Wed 9/21 vs. Smethport
Wed 9/28 vs. Otto E
Wed 10/12 vs. Port

8-26 Recalls

California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due To An Undeclared Allergen

Drivers to Encounter Route 3011 Roadwork near Ormsby in McKean County

McKean County
Drivers to Encounter Route 3011 Roadwork near Ormsby in McKean County

Flaggers will be in place Monday and Tuesday; detour coming Wednesday

Smethport – Starting Monday, Aug. 29, McKean County drivers will encounter road crews along Route 3011 near the village of Ormsby. Crews will be performing drainage work from Ormsby south for 2 ½ miles in Keating Township. Flaggers will be on site to enforce an alternating traffic pattern and short travel delays can be expected.

A detour will go into effect on Wednesday, Aug. 31, so that milling and paving work can take place. Southbound drivers will follow Route 59 east and Route 6 south before returning to Route 3011. Northbound drivers will follow Route 6 north and Route 59 west before returning to Route 3011. Signs will be in place to assist drivers on the detour.

This roadwork is expected to last through early September. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this roadway improvement project. All work is weather dependent.

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Interstate 80 Columbia County drainage improvement project lane restrictions for next week

Interstate 80 Columbia County drainage improvement project lane restrictions for next week

Here’s an update on the lane restrictions for the drainage improvement project along I-80 in Columbia County for the week of Aug. 29.

On Monday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 a.m. the contractor will close the westbound travel lane from mile markers 238 to 241 (Lime Ridge/Berwick).

On Thursday evening, Sept. 1, the lane restriction will be lifted.

There will be no lane restrictions on this project over the Labor Day holiday.

Mitzi Is Still Missing

Mitzi Is Still Missing

Our dog is still missing we have searched everywhere if anyone has seen her at all please contact us.
814-260-0463 or 814-647-8900


Governor Tom Corbett Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Irene

Governor Tom Corbett today declared a statewide disaster emergency to enable state, county and municipal governments to respond effectively to the impact of Hurricane Irene, a massive storm expected to impact much of the eastern half of the state.

The proclamation authorizes state agencies to use all available resources and personnel as necessary to cope with this emergency situation.

Corbett issued the disaster proclamation this morning after meeting with Glenn Cannon, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and other emergency officials at their headquarters in Harrisburg.

“We are urging all Pennsylvanians to take action now to be prepared,’’ Corbett said. “We will continue to monitor this changing situation statewide and plan for all possible emergencies. Should the need arise, we will be able to help as quickly and efficiently as possible.’

Citizens can find a full list of helpful suggestions on how to plan for an emergency by visiting the state’s preparedness website,, or by calling 1-888-9-READY-PA.

The state's Emergency Operations Center has been monitoring conditions statewide, as well as communicating with other states and federal officials, to assess conditions and coordinate any response necessary to support Pennsylvania’s counties and municipalities in the affected areas.
The latest weather forecasts predict that the eastern portion of the state will bear the brunt of the storm with heavy rains of up to 10 inches, and strong winds gusting to 60 mph or more. The combination of wind and rain could result in downed trees and utility lines, possibly resulting in extensive power outages and flash flooding.

In addition, state emergency officials are in communication with multiple state agencies, including the state departments of Transportation, Health, Public Welfare, General Services, State Police, Pennsylvania National Guard, Turnpike Commission, Public Utility Commission and the American Red Cross, to make sure supplies and personnel are ready if needed.

Individuals needing assistance should call their local municipal emergency management office in the “Blue Pages” section of the phone book or, if they have an emergency, should call 911 immediately. Never call 911 to request or report road conditions. When calling 911 to report an emergency, it is critical for callers to stay on the line, even if for an extended series of rings, until the operator answers.

Motorists can check road conditions on state roads by calling 511 or visiting Available 24 hours a day, the number provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 500 traffic cameras. Regional Twitter alerts are also available on the 511PA website.

Potter, McKean, Elk Career Links To Remain; Cameron ??

Officials take close look at CareerLinkLink

St. Marys Daily PressLink
With some budget cuts being anticipated, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are looking at the region's various CareerLink sites.

"As we're working through the process with our partners, to date we've confirmed that Potter, McKean and Elk [counties] will all be able to remain comprehensive centers," said Susie Snelick, Workforce Investment Board Director. "That is the result of partners stepping up and looking at cost-savings, looking at budgets and being able to continue to contribute and maintain comprehensive sites.

"With Cameron County, More...

Firefighters Dispatched To Set Up Landing Zone

Landing Zone
At 12:55 pm on Friday, Smethport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to set up a landing zone for a helicopter at the McKean County jail for the person fallen on Bloomster Hollow.

EMS Responding For Victim Of Fall On Bloomster Hollow Road

Person Fallen From Roof or Ladder
At 12:35 pm on Friday, Station 20 for rescue and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to Bloomster Hollow Road near Smethport, where a person has fallen from a roof or ladder.

A helicopter is being placed on standby.

Gas Development Impact On Wildlife Explained

Complexities Of Gas Development Impact On Wildlife Explained

Potter County Today

brittinghamA Penn State professor this week suggested that a corps of volunteers be recruited to help monitor the impact of increased natural gas drilling on wildlife and its habitat. Margaret Brittingham (right), professor of wildlife resources, presented a well-attended webinar as part of a Penn State Extension series. Citing the formation of similar volunteer groups to monitor public waterways, Brittingham said citizens could record bird sightings and make other measurements to supplement research that’s already underway at Penn State and elsewhere. The information would be helpful in decision-making on land restoration, regulations covering earth disturbance activities, and public policy on state forest and game lands.

baltimoreorioleWildlife managers are worried about forest fragmentation, the advance of invasive plant species and the effect gas drilling is having on activities such as hunting, fishing, bird watching and wildlife viewing, according to Brittingham. There have been more than 2,350 wells drilled into the deep Marcellus formation under Pennsylvania in the last few years and that’s a small fraction of what’s coming. She’s heading a research project which is looking at the impact on wildlife habitat in general and forest songbirds in particular. “Pennsylvania contains internationally important breeding habitat for a number of neotropical migrant songbirds that — if degraded — would affect world populations,” Brittingham said. “And much of the extensive gas development is occurring in the state’s northern tier, where some of the densest forests in North America provide ecologically vital bird habitat.” It’s not just the thousands of acres that are being clear-cut of timber for drilling, she pointed out. There are forecasts of as many as 60,000 miles of gathering lines and pipelines being installed in Pennsylvania, as well as thousands of miles of roads being constructed to drill and service the gas wells. While the impacts on wildlife are hard to forecast, Brittingham said some conclusions can already be reached. Fragmentation is interrupting the natural dispersal of some species, providing breeding ground for invasive species, affecting wildlife travel corridors and changing hunting patterns.

forestdrilling2As an example of the complexities, she pointed out that the development could benefit deer populations in some ways — such as access to new plantations of forage preferred by deer — and damage the populations in other ways (less cover for protection from predators/hunters, higher number of vehicle/deer collisions, and migration to other areas due to increased traffic and activity). Brittingham said other studies are underway on the impact of noise, air emissions and light from well sites — compressor stations in particular — on birds and other species. There are ways to minimize the industry’s impact, she added, including the use of a more meandering, rather than linear, patterns for land disturbances and careful selection of plant species used in restoration of land that has been cleared.

Next webinar in the Penn State Extension series will be held 1 pm on Sept. 15. Its focus will be on legal issues in shale-gas development. Previous webinars, publications and information on topics such as air pollution from gas development; water use and quality; zoning; gas-leasing considerations for landowners; implications for local communities; and gas pipelines and right-of-way issues are available on the Penn State Extension natural-gas website here.

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

Travel Advisory
I-80 Columbia County River bridges 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. 29.

On Monday, Aug. 29, the I-80 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. The eastbound lane restriction here will be lifted Monday evening.

From Monday through Thursday, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1, the I-80 westbound passing 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.

Roger M. RENNELLS, 78, of Bradenton, FL and Ellisburg, PA

Roger M. RENNELLS, 78, of Bradenton, FL and Ellisburg, PA, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in the Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, FL.

Born March 24, 1933, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Frank and Isabelle Smith Rennells.

A US Army Veteran, he served honorably during the Korean War from 1953 -- 1955.

On October 17, 1953, in Brookland, PA, he married the former Dorothy D. Beckhorn, who predeceased him on April 29, 1989.

On March 16, 1991, in Genesee, PA, he married the former Elizabeth “Liz” Baumgarner Erhard, who survives. Roger was employed by ABB Air Preheater in Wellsville, NY for over 30 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Ellisburg Union Church and the Orange Grove Free Methodist Church in Bradenton.

Surviving besides his wife, Liz, are: two daughters, Debra (Rick) McHenry of Garner, NC and Diane (Ronald) Barker of Gainesville, VA; three sons, David Rennells of Ellisburg, PA, Darryl (Robin) Rennells of Raleigh, NC, and Dale (Shelly) Rennells of Ellisburg, PA; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Kurt (Lois) Erhard of Spencerville, MD and Van (Sandra) Erhard of Santee, CA; and a brother, Francis (Karen) Rennells of Mifflinburg, PA.

In addition to his first wife, he was predeceased by an infant brother, David Rennells.

Friends may call at the Ellisburg Union Church on Monday, September 5, 2011 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Coudersport Ambulance To Healath Center On Elk Street

At 11:15 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Elk Street to the Health Center for a patient to go to Coudersport hospital.

9-11 10th Anniversary Ceremony

9-11 10th Anniversary Ceremony

Dare to Care Benefit for Saint Jude Children's Hospital

Come one come all:

"Give Heart, Give Hope, Find a Cure!!!"

Where: Coudersport Court House Square
When: Saturday August 27th 2011 From 9AM to 9PM
Why: To raise money to benefit the children of Saint Jude Children's Hospital
Events: Silent Auction, arts and crafts, bands, tons of children's activities, silent auction, food, bake sale, and much much more

We are still looking for volunteers for the event, give heart and hope and help us help the children who need our support. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Samantha Lucas at

For more information visit the Dare to Care website on facebook at:

Coudersport Ambulance To Mitchell Park

At 10:45 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Mitchell Park for a victim of a fall.

Police Looking For Hit & Run Car

A Derrick City man escaped injury when a passing car sideswiped his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado on Wednesday at 9:00 am on Rt. 219 in Sergeant Township.

Robert C. Esch, 58, of Derrick City, PA, was traveling south on Rt. 219 when a small red car traveling northbound passed another northbound vehicle. The red car did not get back in it's lane and struck the driver's side of Esch's Silverado.

Troopers said Esch pulled to the side of the road and stopped after the collision, but the small red car continued north without stopping. The red car should have driver's side damage.

Female Bowlers needed for Wednesday Night Bowling League in Coudersport.

Attention: Female Bowlers needed for Wednesday Night Bowling League in Coudersport.

Start time is 6:45 pm

Anyone interested please call:

Wendy at 814-203-3891 or

Stephanie at 814-274-8545

First night of bowling will be on September 7th.

Concert At Hebron Center Church Is Cancelled

The concert for Sunday night with the Sounds of Freedom from Freedom Village at the Hebron Union Church in Hebron Center has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Our chihuahua is missing

Our chihuahua is missing she weighs about 4lbs and is really light color her collar has a name tag its a purple heart u can call the number on the tag which is 814-647-8900 or call 814-260-0463 we live in austin.if you would please post this she is deeply missed thank you

Pulled Pork and Brisket Soccer Fundraiser

Soccer Fundraiser

We will also be selling Alan & JoElla Kinney sweet corn for $5/dozen and 2.50/½ dozen.

Keystone LL Team Finishes Third In US

Keystone ends memorable run

August 26, 2011

More than 167,000 people came to watch them play five Little League World Series games. They made arguably more noise than any crowds in Little League history, arrived hours before game time, painted their faces blue and red, waved signs and adopted their local players as their favorite sons.Link

The Keystone Little League captivated all of central Pennsylvania and produced its biggest youth sports story in 42 years. It was a journey the players, coaches and fans never will forget.

But Hagen Danner and U.S. West champ Huntington Beach, Calif., brought it to an end Thursday night at Lamade Stadium.

Danner pitched 5 1/3 innings of brilliant shutout baseball, homered and went 3 for 3 as California edged Keystone, 2-0. California clinched a spot in Saturday's U.S. championship against Northwest champ Billings, Mont. Keystone finished third in the country, the best showing by a local Little League team in more than 50 years. More...

Elk County 911 To Have New Home As County Buys ITEC Building

Planning agency completes sale of building to Elk Co.

Courier Express

"The transaction has been finalized and the deal has been struck," North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges said Wednesday of its former industrial and technical education center building.

Elk County bought the ITEC building for $1.5 million and plans to use it as its new 911 center.

Bridges said North Central secured a private mortgage using the main office as collateral to help cover the difference of the bond. The bond cannot be paid off until December 2012, so the proceeds from the sale and the borrowed money are in an escrow account which demonstrates that the commission has the ability to pay what it owes.

"That also takes the counties - Jefferson, Elk and Cameron, who are guarantors of the building - off of that guarantee, or out from underneath it as guarantors," Bridges said.

Its current 911 center is in a 1950s ranch house that no longer accommodates the increasing technology required by an emergency operations center. More...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Still Taking Entries For Ole Bull Music Festival

Summer Clearance At BG's Engine Clinic In Roulette

Astronomy Tourism Around the World At the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St. Wellsboro

International Dark Sky Places:

Astronomy Tourism Around the World

Thursday September 1st, 2011

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St. Wellsboro

Astronomer Steve Owens will give a whistle-stop tour of the world's darkest sites, explaining what can be seen under a truly dark sky, and why such places are worth preserving. This program is completely free of charge - sponsored by Cherry Springs State Park and hosted by the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center.

Steve Owens is a UK astronomer based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has been a professional science communicator for over a decade, having run one of Europe's best planetariums, was the UK Coordinator for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009, has set up two dark sky places in the UK and is working on five more. He was awarded the International Dark-skies Association's Dark Sky Defender 2011 award, the Federation of Astronomy Societies' Astronomer of the Year 2010 award, and is currently a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow on a tour of all North American Dark Sky Places.

For more information or if you have questions, email or call 570-724-8561.

PEMA Urges Pennsylvanians to Prepare for Hurricane Irene

PEMA Urges Pennsylvanians to Prepare for Hurricane Irene Offers Tips to Help Prepare For Variety of Emergencies

HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today urged Pennsylvanians to prepare for expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Irene this weekend. Although the storm is expected to primarily impact southeastern Pennsylvania, residents across the state should remain alert and be prepared.

“The approaching hurricane means all residents should be sure emergency supplies are ready in our homes, and to secure outdoor items so they don’t cause more damage when the winds come,” said PEMA Director Glenn Cannon. “As this week’s historic East Coast earthquake reminded everyone, being prepared at all times is critical.”

In the event that roadways become impassable or power is lost, Cannon said residents should be prepared to survive on their own without outside assistance for at least three days. Emergency crews simply will not be able to reach everyone immediately after the danger has passed.

Have disaster preparedness supplies on hand, including:
• Flashlights and extra batteries;
• Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries;
• First aid kit and manual;
• Emergency food and water;
• Non-electric can opener;
• Essential medicines/prescriptions;
• Cash, credit cards and important legal documents; and
• Sturdy shoes.

If residents are ordered to evacuate, they should do so without hesitating, and should take important papers with them including:
• Checkbooks;
• Driver's license;
• Credit card information;
• Birth certificates;
• Social Security cards; and
• Other forms and documents proving ownership/identity.

Never drive into low-lying areas or over roads and bridges that are already under water. Just a few inches of moving water can sweep away the average car.

Individuals and families need to have a communication plan in place in order to contact or find each other if separated. As the storm approaches, residents should listen to and closely follow instructions from local and state authorities.

“Personal preparedness is an essential responsibility,” Cannon said. “Individuals and families should be ready to take protective actions at any time, whether the forecast gives us several days notice of a storm, or with an unexpected event like Tuesday’s earthquake.”

To be better prepared for emergencies of all sorts, Cannon urged residents to visit -- a state resource that encourages citizens to take three basic steps before an emergency or natural disaster:
• Be Informed: know what threats Pennsylvania and your community face.
• Be Prepared: have an emergency kit with at least three days’ worth of essentials at your home, including food, one gallon of water per person per day, medications and specialized items such as baby or pet supplies. Create an emergency plan so family members know where to meet if everyone is separated when an incident occurs.
• Be Involved: Pennsylvanians have a long history of helping one another in times of need. Specialized training and volunteer opportunities are available so citizens can help others in their community in a disaster.

Information such as checklists for emergency kits and templates for emergency plans, as well as other information and volunteer opportunities, is available at or by calling 1-888-9-READYPA (1-888-973-2397).

Cornelius Estate Public Auction Sunday, August 28th


2011 Coudersport Youth Football schedule:

Coudersport Youth Football invites everyone to come out and support our players and cheerleaders during the 2011 season!

2011 Coudersport Youth Football schedule:

Saturday, August 27 – Home vs. Kane
Tuesday, August 30 – Home vs. Port Allegany
Saturday, September 10 – Away vs. Otto-Eldred
Sunday, September 25 – Away vs. Portville
Saturday, October 1 – Home vs. Smethport
Saturday, October 8 – Home vs. Cuba

Both pee wee (8&9-year-olds) and pony (10, 11, & 12-year-olds) teams will play. Saturday and Sunday games begin at 1pm with the pee wee game and the pony game will follow. The Thursday game will begin at 6pm with the pee wee squad and ponies will follow. Home games are held at CARP park and admission is free. Please join us!

Vandals Burn Wooden Bridge Forms At Construction Site

Vandals Burn Forms At Bridge Construction Site
State Police at Kane are investigating a Criminal Mischief that occurred at the Galico Crossing Bridge, 850 feet west of Rt. 46 between 8-18 and 8-19-2011.

Individual(s) damaged several wooden 2' x 8' Concrete forms owned by Horizon Construction Group, Inc., of Sandy Lake, PA, by setting them afire at the bridge construction site. The individuals then fled the scene.

Fire Alarm At Smethport High School

Firefighters Checking Out Alarm At School
At 5:54 pm on Thursday, Smethport Fire Units are checking out an automatic alarm of fire at the Smethport High School. Additional units have been advised to hold in quarters. First on scene report was for nothing showing.

Free to a good home: Black Lab

Free to a good home: Black Lab

Neutered black lab, 5 years old. Friendly, good with children and other dogs. Not so good with chickens.

Call 814-486-1354

No Injuries In Tractor Trailer Rollover In Lafayette Township

Tractor Trailer Rollover

At 3:45 PM on Thursday Dept 21 and Medic 1 were dispatched to a tractor trailer rollover on Rt. 219, south of the Rt. 59 intersection in Lafayette Twp.

Jeffrey D. Glenn, 25, of Olean, NY, was not injured.

Troopers said the crash occurred as Glenn was driving a 1996 Peterbuilt northbound on Rt. 219 when he fill asleep. The truck then left it's lane, traveling onto the right shoulder, first impacting a road sign and second overturning onto it's left side, coming to rest in the northbound ditch.

Glenn will be cited for Careless Driving.

Troopers were assisted by Lafayette Fire Rescue and City of Bradford Fire Dept. Ambulance. The vehicle was removed by Koebley's Towing.

Update – Route 144 Bridge in Galeton Remains Closed School buses will be using official detour

Update – Route 144 Bridge in Galeton Remains Closed
School buses will be using official detour

With school in the Galeton area starting next week, PennDOT District 2 offers the following update for the Route 144 bridgework in Galeton.

• Route 144 (Bridge Street) over Pine Creek in Galeton. The road has been closed since Aug. 8 to replace the bridge deck. The road will remain closed into late September. An official detour using Route 1020 (Germania Street/ Union Street), Route 2002 (West Street) and Route 6 remains in place. School buses will need to use this detour until work is complete in late September. A pedestrian walkway will be open on the bridge and students will be able to use the walkway to and from school.

This bridgework is part of a $1 million preservation contract for six bridges in Potter County. Swank Associated Companies of New Kensington is the contractor.

Pennsylvania Amber Alert

Pennsylvania Amber Alert

The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the University of Pennsylvania Police Department.

The University of Pennsylvania Police Department is searching for a newborn black male child, 2 days old, who is in need of medical attention. The child was taken from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital at approximately noon today. The child was wearing a diaper and one piece outfit. An alarm sensor was attached to the child's umbilical cord.

The child was taken by Tonya Dixon, a black female, 39 years of age, last seen wearing cream colored pants, a yellow shirt, black jacket, and long black wig. Dixon left with the child in a silver Dodge 4 door sedan that was operated by another unidentified individual.

Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately contact the police by calling 911.

This has been an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the University of Pennsylvania Police Department, Philadelphia County.

Pennsylvania State Police

Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Chester County

“Conservation School Students Learn About Wetland Ecology”

Heather McKean, McKean County Conservation District Watershed Conservationist presents a hands-on Wetland Ecology presentation to participants of the Potter County Junior Conservation School.

“Conservation School Students Learn About Wetland Ecology”

By Sandy Thompson
District Manager
McKean County Conservation District

Recently, the McKean County Conservation District delivered a hands-on presentation on Wetland Ecology to the students of the Potter County Junior Conservation School sponsored by the Black Forest Conservation Association.

Each year, the Black Forest Conservation Association holds the Potter County Junior Conservation School to promote awareness of our environment and the principles of conservation. This one week summer school course in conservation education covers topics on soil, water, forests, fields, fish and wildlife and related outdoor activities.

The McKean County Conservation District for the last two years has sponsored two students between the ages of 13-15 to attend the week long school. This year Dustin Zetwick and Caleb Wian were sponsored to attend the school which “provided an opportunity to learn more about our great land and the importance of protecting it”, as stated by Caleb.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Labor Day Holiday

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Labor Day Holiday

Driver Licensing, Motor Vehicle Services Available Online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license and photo ID renewals; vehicle registration renewal; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; and exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2011 is available on the website under “News, Stats and Facts.”

Rehabilitated Hills Creek Road bridge to reopen Aug. 30

Travel Advisory
Rehabilitated Hills Creek Road bridge to reopen 8-30

A rehabilitated bridge on State Route 4039 (Hills Creek Road) in Middlebury Township, Tioga County is scheduled to reopen to traffic by the end of the work day next Tuesday, Aug. 30.

The detour, which has been in effect since late June, will be lifted at that time.

Prime contractor Clearwater Construction, Inc. removed and replaced the previous deck and parapets on the bridge over Crooked Creek, reconstructed the roadway approaches and is installing new guiderail.

All work under this $368,000 project is scheduled to be completed in early September.

Route 44 bridges project detour to be lifted by Friday evening

Travel Advisory
Route 44 bridges project detour to be lifted by Friday evening

The three-month detour in effect on Route 44 north of Waterville in Lycoming County is expected to be lifted by early tomorrow evening, Aug. 26.

Once the bridges are open to traffic, the detour will be lifted.

The detour has been in place while four aging bridges along Route 44 between Waterville and Haneyville were addressed; two were replaced and two were rehabilitated.

Realizing the impact of the lengthy detour, PennDOT took a number of steps to minimize the impacts on traffic, including the following:

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

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

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

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

Juanita J. Martin, 84, of Ber-Nita Acres, Bennett Drive, Ellwood City, PA

Juanita J. Martin, 84, of Ber-Nita Acres, Bennett Drive, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2011.

She was born in Spencer, SD on June 17, 1927 to the late Henry Vinz and late Freda Meuler Vinz. Juanita was a farmer and bed and breakfast owner as well as a Penn State Master Gardener. She enjoyed a career as a real estate agent for over 30 years. She was always involved in community activities. She was a member of Beaver Falls Garden Club and Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce. She had been a Girl Scout and 4-H leader. She was a prayer partner for Cornerstone Ministries and attended Northway Christian Community and First Christian Church of Ellwood City. Interested in life-long learning, Juanita attended classes at the Community College of Beaver County, Penn State University, and Robert Morris University.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bernard K. Martin, and her second husband, James A. Eriser, and her daughter, Kay Richmond.

She is survived by ten of her children: Sandra Dakota of San Rafael, CA, Bernie (and Jenny) Martin of Ainsworth, NE, Ken (and Kim) Martin of Shinglehouse, PA, Jeff (and Lynn) Martin of Pittsburgh, PA, Mark (and Beth) Martin of Georgetown, PA, Tammy (and Jeff) Wolfgong of Gibsonia, PA, Dr. Valerie (and Jack) Nelson of Pittsburgh, PA, Laura Gazda of North Sewickley Township, PA, Keith (and Pauli) Martin of Russell, PA and Eric (and Lisa) Martin of Ellwood City, PA.

In addition, she is survived by 22 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are 9 of her brothers and sisters: Vivian Tilley, Joyce Tellijohn, and David Vinz, all of MN; Warren Vinz, Linda Sieverding, Duane Vinz, Betty Schoon and Celeste Mokros all of SD and Bryan Vinz of CO.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2011 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME OF ELLWOOD CITY, Sixth Street at Park Avenue. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 27 at the Ellwood City Christian Church, 110 Ada Drive. Private burial will be at Ber-Nita Acres.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Juanita's name, to Deep Valley Christian Service Camp, 1073 Studebaker Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences online at

Sinkhole repairs on Routes 11/15 expected to wrap up by mid-afternoon

Travel Advisory
Sinkhole repairs on Routes 11/15 expected to wrap up by mid-afternoon

1:50 p.m. UPDATE: The southbound lane is now reopened to traffic.

Motorists in Snyder County are advised that the lane closure on Routes 11/15 southbound on The Strip in Monroe Township is expected to be lifted by mid-afternoon today.

Repairs continue at the sinkholes that developed in the southbound driving lane in vicinity of the Dairy Queen. The southbound driving lane is closed between Park Road and Mill Road. Motorists may access the restaurant via their exit drive.

Southbound Routes 11/15 motorists should plan extra time for their travels between Shamokin Dam and Selinsgrove for the time being.

Jay B. Warner, age 83, of Chambersburg, PA

Jay B. Warner, age 83, of Chambersburg, passed away August 23, 2011 at home.

He was born August 31, 1927 in Franklinville, NY to Ervie and Eltha (Miller) Warner. He was married to Elsie McKinley Warner on June 22, 1951.

Jay was employed by NAPA in Coudersport and he and his wife owned a restaurant and truck stop in Coudersport. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII serving in the South Pacific.

He enjoyed his children, playing cards and watching western movies.

He is survived by his wife Elsie C. McKinley Warner and their four children: Donna Pinsince of Milford, CT, Bonnie Azeles of Lebanon , PA, Sandra F. Todd of Roxbury, PA, and Dan A. Warner of Trumbull, CT. He has twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Gerry Smith of Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Eleanor Shisler, and a son Jay Warner Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Ltd., 725 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA.. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Red Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Lutheran Drive, Chambersburg, PA. 17201.