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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Social Security Check Stolen From Mailbox In Roulette

Theft of a Social Security check from a mailbox in Roulette is under investigation by State Police.

Unknown actor(s) removed a social security check belonging to Flora Nye of 163 Railroad Avenue from her mailbox on Thursday, September 1 between 9:00 am and 6:05 pm.

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

UPDATE: Thank God for honest people in this world... I have gotten my check back. There was a mix up in the delivery of the check and it went to the wrong house. I want to thank the people who received it but DID NOT try to cash it and the mail lady who found it and returned it.

Woman Comes To Her Camp/Finds Man & Woman Were Living There

A Sharpsville, PA, woman arrived at her camp Friday at 7:30 pm, and encountered a male and female who were departing the camp.

Kathleeen Perriello, of Sharpsville, PA, arrived at Camp Moween, located on Trout Run Road, in Wharton Township, Potter County, and found the two who apparently had broken into the camp and were temporarily residing there, departing the camp.

State Police have identified a suspect and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Neil Fausey is the investigator.

Man Cited For Public Drunkenness

A Shinglehouse man was charged with Public Drunkenness on Thursday at 4:00 pm when he was found walking along Plank Road in Shinglehouse.

Danny Keith Mertsock, 54, of Shinglehouse, PA, was found walking along Plank Road in a public place under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, to the degree that he may have endangered himself or others.

Mertsock was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

He will be cited in District Court 55-4-01 for a summary violation of Public Drunkenness.

Close East Fork Road At Cherry Springs Intersection

Close East Fork Road At Cherry Springs Intersection
At 10:27 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to assist Austin with a road closure. Close East Fork Road at the intersection with Cherry Springs Road for trees down in the roadway.

Coudersport High School Class of 1961 Reunion

Tree Down In Wires On E. Fork Road

9/3/2011--9:34 PM-- TREE DOWN
Austin Fire Dept. To Respond

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
southern and southeastern Allegany County in western New York

* until 945 PM EDT

* at 900 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail... and
damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located 7 miles
south of Wellsville... and moving east at 30 mph.

* Some locations in the warning include...

Tree Down With Fire/Electrical Wires on Barbertown Road

Tree Down With Fire
At 8:58 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Barbertown Road for a tree down in electric wires with fire.


Shinglehouse Ambulance To W. Academy Street

At 8:50 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to W. Academy Street for a woman ill.

Tree Down On Route 6 Near Jehovah Witness Church

Tree Down Near Port Allegany
At 8:45 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Route 6 near the Jehovah Witness Church for a tree down blocking one lane of the roadway.

Severe Thunderstorm Approaching Potter County

The severe thunderstorm in McKean County
is bearing down on Potter County.

It appears it will come through the Roulette/Austin area. It is getting very dark in the Roulette area at 6:40 PM.

There have been no warnings issued for Potter yet but it appears to be on it's way soon.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Tioga County.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Tioga County.

Tree Down On Rt. 6 On Hazelhurst Hill

Tree Down
At 6:22 pm on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Hazelhurst Hill on Rt. 6 for a tree down blocking one lane of the roadway.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning










Twp. meeting will be tuesday September 6th at 7 pm

Sweden Township Police Department reminds all wishing to attend Septembers Twp. meeting, that due to the Labor Day weekend-Twp. meeting will be tuesday September 6th at 7 pm.@ the twp meeting hall 129 Cherry Springs rd..have a safe weekend.

State Police Place 181 Trucks Out of Service as Part of Enforcement Effort

State Police Place 181 Trucks Out of Service as Part of Enforcement Effort
Harrisburg –State Police placed 181 trucks and 30 commercial drivers out of
service during Operation C.R.A.S.H. (Commonwealth Rural Roads and State
Highways), an enforcement effort staged Aug. 24.

“Our mission is safety: the safety of trucks, the safety of those who are behind the
wheel and the safety of everyone who shares the road with them,” said State Police
Commissioner Frank Noonan.

State police inspected 1,112 commercial vehicles, resulting in 687 traffic citations, during the one-day enforcement effort.

In addition to placing vehicles out of service and issuing traffic citations, troopers
handed out 1,477 written warnings for vehicle and driver violations. Of all the
trucks inspected, 62 percent resulted in the identification of at least one driver or
vehicle safety deficiency.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more
than half of all truck crashes occur on rural roads. During Operation C.R.A.S.H
members of state police motor carrier enforcement teams focused their attention
on inspecting trucks in rural areas and on non-interstate highways.

For more information about the PA State Police visit their website at

Results of local area inspections:

Troop C (Clarion, Clearfield, Forest, Elk, Jefferson and McKean counties), 187
inspections; 18 vehicles place out of service; seven drivers out of service; 92
citations; 271 warnings.

Troop F (Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter,
Snyder, Union and Tioga counties), 106 vehicles inspected; 20 vehicles out of
service; five drivers out of service; 82 citations; 126 warnings.

Jack C. McLaughlin, 83, of Broad St., Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Jack C. McLaughlin, 83, of Broad St. passed away Friday (Sept. 2, 2011) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.

Born November 3, 1927, in Port Allegany, he was a son of John F. and Elizabeth White McLaughlin. On July 15, 1947, in Port Allegany, he married Doris Meyers, who survives.

Mr. McLaughlin had worked for Bob Isherwood, a jeweler in Port Allegany, as a watchmaker, and later many years as a city postal carrier for the US Postal Service, Port Allegany, before his retirement.

He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1945.

He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the US Coast Guard.

He was a member of the VFW Post 6391, and American Legion Frank Burt Post 258, both of Port Allegany, where he was a past Commander of the Legion; a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 460, Port Allegany; a former Meals on Wheels volunteer, American Cancer driver and former EMT with Port Allegany Area Ambulance.

Surviving in addition to his wife Doris, are a son, Jack C. McLaughlin, Jr. of Timonium, MD; a daughter, Debbie L. (Stan) VanGorder of New Bethlehem, PA; three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen “June” Baker of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, James R. McLaughlin, and a sister, Martha Kelley.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2011) in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. James Campbell, as celebrant.

The Port Allegany Honor Guard will conduct a military service immediately following the funeral at the church.

Memorials can be made to the Port Area Ambulance Service or the St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church memorial fund.

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

What's Corbett Up To With DEP Reorganization?

Major changes ahead for state DEP
Corbett working on reorganization
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Corbett administration is working on a reorganization of the state Department of Environmental Protection that will change the administration of its oil and gas program as well as other environmental programs in Harrisburg and throughout the state.

Although the DEP didn't provide any details Tuesday, the Post-Gazette has learned that the department's regional and program directors will attend a briefing on the reorganization in Harrisburg soon, possibly as early as today.

One planned change involves the Bureau of Oil and Gas Management, which regulates the booming Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry. It will be moved from the oversight of the DEP's deputy director for mineral resources management and its field operations staff will no longer report to the department's regional directors.

Read more:

Scio Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Scio Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash
The New York State Police stationed at SP Amity are investigating a motor vehicle accident on County Route 31 in the Town of Scio.

At this point the investigation has revealed a 61 year old male was operating a red maroon 2012 motorcycle in an easterly direction when the operator of the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The motorcycle crossed into the west bound lane and travelled off the north shoulder striking a culvert.

The operator of the vehicle, Robert Kerrison, age 61 of Scio, NY was ejected and suffered severe injuries. Kerrison was transported by Wellsville ambulance to Jones Memorial hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Steuben County 911 Under Fire For Not Helping Baby Locked In Hot Car

E-911, tow trucker withhold help for baby trapped in hot car

By Howard W. Appell | Aug 25, 2011
Livingston County News

WAYLAND — Diana Cassidy of Perry endured a harrowing experience last Thursday, Aug. 18, when both the Steuben County 911 dispatch and a tow truck operator refused to help in an emergency situation in which Cassidy’s one-year-old child was locked in a hot car. More...

Steuben County 911 Dispatcher Suspended

Read more at Canisteo Valley News
September 2, 2011

The Boys & Girls Club of Potter County Received a Donation of $200 from First Citizen’s National Bank

The Boys & Girls Club of Potter County Received a Donation of $200 from First Citizen’s National Bank.George Dubots (President), Amy Thompson (Vice-President), Phil Vaughn (First Citizen’s National Bank of Ulysses), Monica Fourness (Executive Director), and Nancy Grupp (Treasurer)

The Boys & Girls Club of Potter County is a non-profit organization that’s mission is To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach
their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

A Boys & Girls Club Provides:

A safe place to learn and grow...
Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...
Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...
Hope and opportunity.

If you would like to make a tax deductable donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Potter County you can mail to: Boys & Girls Club of Potter County, PO Box 332, Coudersport, PA 16915 or dropped off at Northwest Savings Bank.

Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission Hearings

Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission Hearing

Governor Corbett's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission was made up primarily of industry representatives. So, it came as no surprise the recommendations they put forth represented the interests of industry and called for the most minimal of protections for our health and environment.

You know what they say - if you want something done right you have to do it yourself.

Pennsylvania civic and environmental organizations have formed a Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission to assess the impacts of drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

The Commission will identify avenues of action to ensure that our health, safety, and environment are properly protected by holding 5 hearings across the state to solicit YOUR perspective, concerns, and recommendations. Based in part on citizen's testimony, the Commission will develop a report that will be presented to Governor Corbett and PA General Assembly.

Help the Commission develop a report that captures the will of the people by coming to a public hearing:

Philadelphia: Sept. 6, 2011, 6-9 pm: The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.

Williamsport: Sept. 13, 2011, 6-9 pm: Lycoming College, Academic Center on Mulberry Street, Room D001, Lower Level

Towanda: Sept. 14, 2011, 6-9 pm: Wysox Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 2, Lake Rd., Wysox (near Towanda)

Harrisburg: Week of Sept. 18, 2011 (Details TBA)

To register to speak visit the Commission's website at:



BRADFORD, Pa. – A University of Pittsburgh at Bradford theater professor is the associate editor of a new book on modern Shakespearean actors.

Dr. Kevin Ewert, associate professor of theater, edited the “The Routledge Companion to Actors’ Shakespeare” with John Russell Brown, former associate director of the Royal National Theatre in London and the editor of the “Oxford Illustrated History of Theater.”

“Brown is one of the most important and influential scholars in the field of Shakespeare performance,” Ewert said.

Initially, Brown asked Ewert to write a chapter about Colm Feore, a Canadian actor who made his name at the Stratford Festival of Canada, near Ewert’s boyhood home.

Later, Brown asked Ewert to join him as associate editor for the volume.

Ewert said the volume focuses on living actors from England, Europe and North America “at the top of their games.” Each chapter gives insight into the actors’ approach to the material and characters they perform. In most cases, the contributing writers – some of whom are actors and directors themselves -- knew the actors and their careers quite well, had access to rehearsals, were well-versed in the type of training a particular actor had, and conducted lengthy personal interviews for the book.

“Each of the contributors had to have intimate knowledge of their subjects,” said Ewert, who helped with the overall organization of the book, and worked with all of the 19 other authors on their essays.

“With its focus on process over time rather than on a single production or well-reviewed performance, and with such a variety of approaches to acting Shakespeare on display, this book is really a significant addition to the field,” Ewert said.

“It’s also just a great read for anyone interested in Shakespeare or in what exactly it is that actors do with him.”

The actors range from strictly realistic Russians to clowns in the Italian style to avant garde New Yorkers and include Dame Judi Dench, Kevin Kline and Sir Ian McKellen.

The book is available on

In addition, Ewert had an article, “The Thrust Stage is not Some Direct Link to Shakespeare,” appears in the summer issue of Shakespeare Bulletin, a peer-reviewed journal from Johns Hopkins University Press.

The article is based on a presentation Ewert did last year at the International Shakespeare Conference at Stratford-upon-Avon. It looks at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s claims that its new flagship theater with its state-of-the-art thrust stage is the “best” and “right” place for staging Shakespeare.

“In that understandable enthusiasm are a lot of unexamined, even dubious, assumptions about theater architecture as destiny,” Ewert said. “This paper looks at practical issues of theater-making in terms of what else will be at work in that new room: actors, directors, designers, audiences and Shakespeare’s texts.”

Ewert earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in Shakespeare studies from the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in English from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. At Pitt-Bradford, he teaches Introduction to Theatre, Play Analysis, Movement and Stage Combat, Basic and Advanced Acting, and Shakespearean Performances. Additionally, he directs the student production each semester.

In addition to his work on “The Routledge Companion to Actors’ Shakespeare,” he contributed a piece to “The Routledge Companion to Directors’ Shakespeare” and is one of the series editors for Palgrave’s The Shakespeare Handbooks and wrote the volume on “Henry V” for that series.



Anyone interested in applying to be an elk guide for the upcoming season should submit a completed application to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Protection by Friday, Sept. 30. Guide permits cost $25 for residents and $50 for nonresidents.

Anyone convicted of a violation of the Game and Wildlife Code or Game Commission regulations within the last 10 years is ineligible to obtain a guide permit. Applications received from anyone convicted of a violation within the last 10 years will be rejected.

Guides may provide assistance in locating or tracking elk, and calling for elk, but they may not harvest an elk. Permit applications may be obtained from the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters by calling 717-783-8164, or by contacting any of the Game Commission’s six region offices.

The Board of Game Commissioners created the elk guide permit to allow experienced individuals, especially those who are familiar with or live in the elk range, to serve as guides for those who receive an elk license. However, an elk license recipient is not required to hire a guide.

Guide permits are not required for those who only plan to accompany an elk license recipient, or those who plan to aid a successful elk hunter to remove an elk from the field.

Those seeking elk guide permits also should consult with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources concerning special guiding permits and requirements on state forest or state park lands.

Free Zumba class at Eldred Boro Fire Hall Tuesday

There will be a free Zumba class at Eldred Boro Fire Hall Tuesday, Sept 6th, at 6:30.

Zumba is a high energy fitness class to the beat of Latin music. Everyone who is interested in adding hand weights is encouraged to bring their own. The class will be taught by certified zumba instructor Saree Frederick. Classes will continue every Tuesday and Thursday and will benefit the fire department. Cost per session is $4. All ages are welcome to attend.

Classes also are held in Port Allegany on Mondays and Wednesdays at the same time at the Moose.

Linda H. Austin, 65, a resident of Barkers Grove, Austin, PA Native

EASTON - Linda H. Austin, 65, a resident of Barkers Grove, died Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011, at her home following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

A native of Austin, Pa., she was a daughter of Francis and Kathryn (Allen) Hensel.

Linda graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College and received her masters degree from Wesleyan College. She was a 10th grade biology teacher at Greenwich Central School from 1968 until her retirement in 2001. She was instrumental in starting the S.T.O.P. recycling program, active in S.T.A.N.Y.S. and after her retirement she remained active working for the Greater Capitol Region Teacher Center and in collaboration with the University of Albany coordinated the DNA Science

Project loaning program that made DNA Science Equipment Kits available to high schools.

She was a leader in the Greenwich Relay for Life and Caring Together Inc. and their annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk. Linda was involved in martial arts for 26 years reaching the rank of Certified 4th degree Black Belt and certified instructor of the American Martial Arts Institute, and also a Yellow Belt in the American Cane System. She participated on behalf of the U.S. Performance Team for the American Martial Arts Institute in Italy, Australia and Russia.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Molly Austin.

Survivors include her sister, Pam Hensel of Fairport, N.Y.; her brother, Doug (Melanie) Hensel of Coudersport, Pa.; an uncle, Art Hensel; an aunt, Evelyn Pletcher; eight nieces and nephews; ten great-nieces and nephews; many cousins; and her former husband Frank (Myrtle) Austin.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 10, 2011, at the Easton United Methodist Church, state Route 40, town of Easton.

Following the service, a reception with family and friends will be held in the church hall.

Donations in her memory can be made to Caring Together, Inc., P.O. Box 12383, Albany, NY 12212-2383 or

Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros., Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich, NY.

Online remembrances can be made at

Huge Yard Sale & Bake Sale In Austin Saturday

in Austin
at the Methodist Church


Yard sale items are by donation, so come and select your treasure!

210 Yard Sales In Coudersport Today (Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011)

The big day has finally arrived for Coudersport's Town Wide Yard Sales. This year there are 210 sales at 123 locations scheduled for today.

That's the biggest sale yet for the annual event that draws buyers from all over Pennsylvania and New York. There are sales in and out of the Boro and many set up on the courthouse square.

A complete list of sales and what they are selling can be found by clicking on the yard sale ads at the top of the page. Maps are available at many locations around Coudersport and at the Chamber of Commerce office.

Coudersport is the place to be today to find the things you need and stretch those dollars.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Coudersport Rotary Dinner Auction Sept. 17th

Reporting A Truck On Top Of Tree At Larabee Y

Truck On Tree At Larabee Y
At 10:15 pm on Friday, Emergency responders have been dispatched to the Larabee Y for a tree down in the roadway with a truck on top of it.

Second caller reports truck in ditch. No injuries. Vehicle has left the scene.

Historical Estate/Timber Auction Saturday, Sept. 10 In Addison, NY

Tree Down Near Genesee

Tree Down On Rt. 244
At 8:16 pm on Friday, Genesee Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 244 between Genesee & River Bend for a tree blocking the roadway.

Vehicle Into A Pole In St. Marys

Address: 408 CENTER ST
Cross Streets: MCGILL ST * CHURCH ST
9/2/2011 7:12:57 PM

Upper Allegheny Watershed Association Calendar Photo Contest

Upper Allegheny Watershed Association
Calendar Photo Contest

1st prize $50.00
2nd prize $25.00
3rd prize $15.00

Winning photos to be published in our 2012 calendar. Suggested subjects: Nature, Environment and Conservation.

To enter, e-mail your photo in .jpg form to

Contest closes October 31st

For more information, e-mail the above address or call 814-544-7365

Limit 3 photos per entrant. Please include your contact information.



HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said the agency’s public drawing for the 2011 elk hunting licenses will be webcast beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. To view the drawing, a “Live Elk Drawing” icon will be posted on the agency’s website ( for individuals to click on and watch the drawing.

In order to watch the live feed, you will need to have Flash Player installed on your computer. If you do not have Flash Player installed on your computer, please go to this link: Once Flash Player has been installed, you can watch the drawing.

“Each year, tens of thousands of individuals apply for an elk license,” Roe said. “Unfortunately, not all of them can make it to the public drawings. And, due to financial limitations, we are only able to send notification letters to those who were selected to receive an elk license. By webcasting the public drawings, more people can view this drawing without having to travel to the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.”

Beginning at 10 a.m., the agency will conduct the public drawing to award 56 elk licenses. Roe also noted that those who have submitted applications can check to see if they were selected, by Sept. 16, thanks to the new Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS).

Presently, the status for all individual’s applications for elk licenses is listed as “Pending.” Once the database is updated, which is expected by Sept. 16, those who were selected for an elk license will see the status changed to “Awarded,” as well as the designation of the Elk Hunt Zone and whether they were awarded an antlered or antlerless elk license. Those not selected will see the status changed to “Unsuccessful.”

To access the information, go to the Game Commission website (, and click on the blue box in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. Click on the “Purchase License Permit and or Application/Replace License and or Permit” option, which includes the ability to “Check on the status of any Lottery Application,” scroll down and click on the “Start Here” button at the bottom of the page. At this page, choose one of the identification options below to check your records, fill in the necessary information and click on the “Continue” button. Click on the appropriate residency status, which will display your current personal information. At the bottom of the page, choose the “Check on the status of any Lottery Application” button, and then hit “Continue.”

“While this may seem like a lot of clicking and box checking to get to the information, the system is designed to protect an individual’s personal information, while at the same time enabling that person to check on the status of his or her applications, as well as their antlerless deer license applications,” Roe said. “Prior to PALS, the only way to know for sure that you were awarded an elk license was to attend the public drawings, wait for a letter in the mail or to call the Game Commission.

“This year, thanks to PALS, we will be able to update the data files for each license buyer shortly after the elk public drawing is completed so that license buyers will be able to see for themselves if they were drawn for one of the licenses.”


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will close its administrative offices, and there will be no classes Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Two Vehicle Crash On Boot Jack Hill

Address: 17089 BOOT JACK RD
Two vehicles--Two injuries reported--One vehicle on side
9/2/2011 4:49:33 PM

I-80 Montour County repair project lane restrictions for next week

Travel Advisory
I-80 Montour County repair project lane restrictions for next week

Here are planned lane closures for the Interstate 80 repair project under construction in Montour County.

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 a.m. there will be a short-term driving lane closure for I-80 westbound from miles 223 to 221. This closure is expected to be in effect until Friday afternoon.

In addition there are three westbound bridges, at mile markers 216.5, 217 and 218, that will get epoxy coatings on their decks. One-day lane closures are expected at each bridge. These are tentatively scheduled for next week.

Pipe Work Will Close Route 244 near Andrews Settlement on Sept. 13, 14 and 15

Pipe Work Will Close Route 244 near Andrews Settlement on Sept. 13, 14 and 15

Oswayo – PennDOT will close a section of Route 244 near the village of Andrews Settlement, Potter County, Sept. 13, 14, and 15. PennDOT needs to close this section of Route 244 so that crews from Potter County Maintenance can replace some pipes in this area. The work zone is located near the intersection of Route 244 and Route 4011 in Allegany Township. All work is weather dependent.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes around the closure. PennDOT’s official detour will make use of Route 4011, Route 4008 and Route 44. If work progresses quickly, PennDOT will open the road sooner than currently scheduled. School buses will be accommodated through the work zone.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs, and always buckle up.

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John Francis Gilbert, 76, of Smethport, formerly of Fredonia, NY

Smethport- John Francis Gilbert, 76, of Smethport, formerly of Fredonia, NY, died Friday (September 2, 2011) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

He was born June 5, 1935 in Olean, NY, a son of Frank and Margaret Nungery Gilbert.

Mr. Gilbert was a graduate of Lackawana High School, Lackawana, NY, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1955.

Mr. Gilbert was a life insurance agent, employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance, and had his offices in Salamanca, NY before retiring.

He was a former member of the Salamanca, NY Jaycees.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters.

A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 1 pm in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, officiating. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; McKean County, P.O. Box 67, Bradford, PA 16701, or St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport. Online condolences can be left at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Serious Motorcycle Accident In Town Of Scio

Motorcycle Crash In Scio
At 3:33 pm on Friday, Wellsville Ambulance & ALS along with Scio Fire have been dispatched to a serious motorcycle accident on County Road 31.

Wellsville Rescue 1 has been dispatched to Landing Zone for Mercyflight.

County Road 31 is now closed in that area.

UPDATE: Scio Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash
The New York State Police stationed at SP Amity are investigating a motor vehicle accident on County Route 31 in the Town of Scio. At this point the investigation has revealed a 61 year old male was operating a red maroon 2012 motorcycle in an easterly direction when the operator of the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The motorcycle crossed into the west bound lane and travelled off the north shoulder striking a culvert.

The operator of the vehicle, Robert Kerrison, age 61 of Scio, NY was ejected and suffered severe injuries. Kerrison was transported by Wellsville ambulance to Jones Memorial hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

God’s New Beginnings Church

God’s New Beginnings Church

Youth group is now on Sunday evenings. However, there will be no youth group meetings on Sept 4th and 11th.

God’s New Beginnings church will be having movie night on Friday, September 9th, @ 7:00 PM

We will be featuring the classic hit movie: The Cross and the Switchblade. There will be snacks and refreshments and everyone is welcome to come and bring their most comfortable chairs, if they want to! Admission is absolutely free.

Sunday September 11th will be our church picnic. This will be held just outside of Potterbrook on Crippen Road. We will be having services, the picnic and a water baptism service. For more information or directions please contact Pastor David Brelo @ 814-435-1106

Day Help Wanted In Coudersport & Galeton Area

Certified Nurse Midwife Joins CCMH Staff

Certified Nurse Midwife Joins CCMH Staff

Jennifer Middaugh, Charles Cole’s first nurse midwife, has joined the practice of Dr. Celso Backes and Dr. Max Laurore. Jennifer will focus on prenatal care, birth, postpartum care, and gynecologic and reproductive health.

Before coming to Charles Cole, she worked as a registered nurse, certified childbirth educator and maternity staff nurse preceptor at Jones Memorial Hospital.

She holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Jamestown Community College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Jacksonville University, and a master’s degree in midwifery from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 274-7101.

Thank You From The Coudersport Soccer Team

Two bridge projects in Columbia County start Sept. 7 with detours

Travel Advisory
Two bridge projects in Columbia County start Sept. 7 with detours

On Tuesday, Sept. 7 prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. will begin two bridge deck replacements over Roaring Creek in Columbia County.

Both of these projects will require detours for their durations.

The project locations and detours are as follows:

On State Route 3003 (Ashton Hollow Road) in Cleveland Township, the signed detour will use Route 487, McIntyre Road, Route 42 and Tyson School Road.

On State Route 2014 (Creek Road) in Locust Township, the signed detour will use Ideal Park Road, Slabtown Road, Freewill Road and Old Reading Road.

Both projects are scheduled for completion in mid-November.

Free Colorectal And Prostate Cancer Screenings At CCMH

Free Colorectal And Prostate Cancer Screenings At CCMH

Dr. David Moylan will provide free colorectal and prostate cancer screenings from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., September 10th at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. A light breakfast will be served. Call 274-8200 for an appointment.

There will also be a program held in the main conference room at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital on September 9th at 6p.m. The topic of discussion is an update on Prostate Health presented by Dr. David Moylan, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at the Patterson Cancer Center.

Please RSVP your interest to attend for planning of refreshments by calling 814-260-5550 or e-mail

Coudersport Alliance Church Sends Team To Assist Flood Damaged NY Town

Pictured are Garrett Lauber, Taylor Schoonover, Bethany Schoonover, Joyce Knefley, and Michael Knefley.

The Coudersport Alliance Church sent a team this morning to assist Windham, NY, a town that was one of the worst hit by Hurricane Irene.

They left early this morning with a truckload of shovels, chainsaws, various tools and buckets, water, and other supplies to spend Labor Day Weekend helping to clean out and rebuild in the flood-devastated area.

The Alliance Church is working on sending an additional team early next week. People interested in joining them or helping out in any way should contact the church at 814-274-8661, or Pastor Bernie Knefley at

DEP Lifts Drought Declarations for 40 Counties Four Northern Counties Changed to Drought Watch Status

DEP Lifts Drought Declarations for 40 Counties Four Northern Counties Changed to Drought Watch Status

McKean, Potter, Elk & Cameron Remain On Drought Watch Status

HARRISBURG -- Based on Pennsylvania Drought Task Force recommendations, the Department of Environmental Protection today lifted drought watch declarations for 40 counties and reclassified four counties to drought watch status.

“Recent rainfall, particularly in the last week, has returned stream flows, groundwater levels and soil moisture levels to normal in the eastern and several southern portions of the state,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “Conditions have begun to improve, but rainfall deficits still exist in the northwest and north-central regions. For now, we will keep those drought watch declarations in place.”

Drought watches and warnings were issued Aug. 5 because of below-normal rainfall that resulted in low stream-flow conditions, decreased groundwater levels and precipitation deficits of up to four inches. The Pennsylvania Drought Task Force used reports and forecasts from the National Weather Service in conjunction with DEP’s drought monitoring program to form the recommendation.

A drought watch declaration, the first and least severe level of the state’s three drought classifications, calls for a voluntary five-percent reduction in non-essential water use. A drought warning is the second level of the drought classification and asks residents to voluntarily reduce water use by 10-15 percent. A drought emergency is declared through proclamation by the governor, bans non-essential use and requires public water suppliers to implement contingency plans.

Water conservation tips and drought information can be found online at, keyword: drought.

2 Vehicle MVA In Bradford City

MVA In Bradford
At 11:17 am on Friday, Bradford City EMS & Fire Rescue are responding to a 2 vehicle accident involving a school bus van at the intersection of High Street & East Main Street in the city.

Leona Snyder, 76 of Dunnellon, FL, formerly of Port Allegany

Leona Snyder, memorial service slated

Port Allegany– Leona Snyder, 76 of Dunnellon, FL formerly of Port Allegany died August 28, 2011 in Florida. She was born Jan. 26, 1930 in Port Allegany the daughter of Leo and Dorothy Stillman Kelley. In 1963 she married James Kelley who died in 1978.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, Inc, 105 Main St. Port Allegany with the Rev. Randall Headley, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany, PA

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, Inc., Port Allegany.

Online may be made at

2 Vehicle Crash At Ladonna Intersection In Coudersport

2 Vehicle Crash In Coudersport
At 10:49 am on Friday, Coudersport Dept. 48 & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the intersection of Rt. 6 & Rt. 872 for a 2 vehicle accident.


Family Fitness Challenge

Family Fitness Challenge

Come & Play

With Donna Thomas

Come & Play is a program for parents/grandparents and their children to exercise and learn healthy eating habits. This program will give children a chance to interact with other children the same age. Sessions consist of exercise, play, stories, crafts, songs, healthy snacks, and fun! The program is held at the Coudersport Wellness Center on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $3.50 per child. The theme for September is eating fresh fruits.

I-80 Columbia County river bridges work zone traffic patterns for the week of Sept. 5

Travel Advisory
I-80 Columbia County river bridges work zone traffic patterns for the week of Sept. 5

Following are the planned work-zone lane closures for the Interstate 80 river bridges project in Columbia County for the week of Sept. 5.

On Tuesday, Sept. 6 a long-term lane closure with temporary concrete barrier will be set up to close the westbound passing lane from miles 242 (Mifflinville) to 243, starting at 7 a.m. This closure is expected to be in effect for a period of 14 days.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 7 - 8, 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. 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.

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

Update for I-80 Bridge Work in Clearfield County

Update for I-80 Bridge Work in Clearfield County

Clearfield – The following is an update for PennDOT’s repair work on two
bridges that span Interstate 80 in Clearfield County. Update is for week of
Sept. 5.

On both bridges, traffic restrictions have been lifted through
Sept. 5
for Labor Day travel.

• Route 1009 (Deer Creek Road) in Graham Township:
After Sept. 5, short lane closures on Route 1009 are possible for
additional work. Lane closures are likely on I-80 eastbound and westbound. Traffic volumes on I-80 could cause lengthy back-ups. Bridge is located at
I-80 mile-marker 129.

• Route 1015 (Flegal Road) in Lawrence Township:
After Sept. 5, short lane closures on Route 1015 are possible for additional
work. Lane closures are likely on I-80 eastbound and westbound. Traffic
volumes on I-80 could cause lengthy back-ups. Bridge is located at
I-80 mile-marker 116.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Swank Associated Companies is
the contractor on this $1.9 million bridge preservation project.

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

The To Fill A Backpack program will be selling "Walking Taco's" during the town wide yard sales on Saturday September 3rd.

The To Fill A Backpack program will be selling "Walking Taco's" during the town wide yard sales on Saturday September 3rd.

We will be located in the Karpinski Office Systems parking lot next to Seal's Lumber.

The cost will be $2.00 each and we will also have bottled water and juice boxes available. We should be ready to sell no later than 11:00am but if things go right we hope to be ready by 10:30am. Stop down and help support the program who helps send children to school with the supplies they need.

For more information on the program
surf on over to our website at

Fire Alarm At School Is A Drill

No Fire At Oswayo Valley High School
At 9:52 am on Friday, an alarm for a structure fire at the Oswayo Valley High School has been determined to be a false alarm. The school is having a drill and didn't notify the alarm company.

Mr. Michael G. Novalany, 23, of Colonia, N.J.

Mr. Michael G. Novalany, 23, of Colonia, N.J., died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 in Hegins Township, Pa.

Family and friends are invited to meet at the Kowalski Funeral Home, (, 515 Roselle St., Linden, N.J., on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7:45 a.m. where a funeral service will be held at 8:15 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass to be offered at St. John Vianney R.C. Church, Colonia at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia.

Please send condolences to

Born in New Brunswick N.J., Michael lived in Colonia his entire life.

He was an operating room surgical technologist for the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pa., for the past five months.

A 2010 graduate of the Sanford Brown Institute, Iselin, N.J., Michael was also a member of the Association of Surgical Technologies. Fishing was Michael's passion and he was a member of the Fishing Club of America.

He was predeceased by his mother, Debra"Debbie" A. Corduan Novalany (2001).

Michael is survived by his father, George Novalany; his brother, Joseph A. Novalany and his wife, Lisa R. Novalany and his maternal grandmother, Joann Corduan.

Harassment Charged After Harrison Valley Incident

A Harrison Valley man is facing a summary Harassment charge in District Court 55-4-03 after an incident at 200 School Street in Harrison Valley, PA, on Thursday at 12:30 am.

A known 16 year old male victim reported to State Police that Donald Stephen Tuthill, 49, of Harrison Valley threatened him and attempted to hit him.

Fence Damaged By Hit & Run Driver In Roulette

A one vehicle hit & run crash on Railroad Avenue near third Street in Roulette Township on August 28th at 12:30 am is under investigation by State Police.

The vehicle was traveling south on Maple Street and turned east onto Railroad Avenue, a right hand turn. The vehicle went thropugh the curve and struck a wooden fence on the right side of the road. The fence was damaged and the driver fled the scene. The vehicle is thought to be a small dark green car.



There will be a Chicken Biscuit Dinner and Chinese Auction on Saturday, September 10 from 11am - 2pm at the Roulette Firehall.

Dinner consists of Chicken & Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes, Peas/Carrots and Dessert. Cost is $7.00/dinner.

There will be a Duck Race starting at 3pm at the River Street Bridge and ending at the Pomeroy Bridge. Prizes are first place $300, second $200 and third $100. Tickets are available at a cost of two ducks for $5.00.

All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

Benefit for Baby Jacob Andrew Glover

Benefit For Austin Baby
There is a family in Austin PA who had a little boy Jacob Andrew Glover who was born on July 1st 2011with many medical problems.

We are having a benefit for him Sept 17th 2011 at the Austin-Costello Sportsmans Club. It will be a chicken and biscuit dinner the price is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. There will also be raffles, 50/50's and Door Prizes! All of the proceeds go to help the family with expenses for Jacob!

Here are some of the things going on right now.

Firewood Raffle $10.00 a ticket 300 tickets to be sold will be drawn Sept 17 at the Austin-Costello Sportsmen’s Club

Bracelets for sale for $5.00 each in various colors.

Also here is a link to Jacobs website that tells about him and his family! There is also a donation button on his page if people can't attend his benefit and would like to help out in some way.

All proceeds go to Jacob and and his family!

To get tickets or bracelets people can call

Anna Glover 814-647-5359
Heather Postlewait 814-642-5948
Missy Valenti 814-647-8357

18th Annual Fall Gathering at Tracy Ridge

18th Annual Fall Gathering at Tracy Ridge

Join us September 16 to 18 for Allegheny Defense Project's 18th annual Fall Gathering at Tracy Ridge.

The Allegheny Defense Project (ADP) is holding its 18th Annual Fall Gathering at Tracy Ridge in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) September 16-18. Please join us for camping, hiking, workshops, music, food and fun!...Read More

Thursday, September 1, 2011

MVA With Entrapment On Main Streeet In Tioga

9/1/2011 11:52 PM


One person reported injured and entrapped in vehicle.

Forestry, Wildlife Habitat and Weed Control Field Days

Forestry, Wildlife Habitat and Weed Control Field Days

The Headwaters RC&D Council will be sponsoring the final Forestry, Wildlife Habitat and Weed Control Field Day on:

September 17 – Elk County Field Day at the Rolf Beagle Club in Johnsonburg. This field day will run from 9 AM – 3 PM, includes lunch and refreshments and will cover native warm season grass planting and establishment; early successional habitat establishment and management; riparian area restoration; wetlands/shallow water areas for wildlife; conifer and native tree/shrub planting; NRCS incentive programs – contact Headwaters RC&D Council at 814-503-8653 for more information. Deadline to register is September 9.

A nominal fee of $10 per participant covers materials, refreshments and lunch. Please contact the Headwaters RC&D Council, 109 North Brady Street – 2nd Floor, DuBois, PA 15801 or telephone (814) 503-8653 or email to register for any or all of the field days. Headwaters RC&D Council is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Temporary Signals On Broad Street Bridge In Emporium Start Friday

Cameron County
Use of Temporary Signals on Emporium Bridge Return Friday

Emporium – Use of temporary signals on an Emporium bridge will return on
Friday, Sept. 2. The signals will control an alternating traffic pattern for
the Route 3001 (Broad Street) bridge in Emporium. The bridge spans the
Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning. The temporary signals will be in
yellow flash mode beginning on Friday. The signals will be fully activated on
Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The signals were first used in June so that crews could make repairs to the
bridge. The signals are necessary this time so that bridge preservation
painting can take place. PennDOT expects the signals and lane restriction
to bein place through mid-September. All work is weather dependent.

This work is part of a $4.4 million bridge preservation contract for 21
bridges in three counties (9 in Potter County, 1 in Cameron County and 11 in
Clearfield County). Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor for
this work.

PennDOT advises drivers to obey posted speed limits and use caution in all
construction zones. For more information on roadway construction and
maintenance operations, visit PennDOT’s website at
Follow PennDOT on Twitter at

AFG Grant---Conference Call with Volunteer Fire Companies


On Wednesday, September 7th, The Office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. will be holding a conference call with Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to discuss the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The deadline for the AFG Program has been extended until Friday, September 16th. This call will provide an opportunity to directly ask questions regarding the grant program and application process.

When: Wednesday, September 7th

6:30 PM

Call Number: 1-866-909-2663

Meeting ID: 0953121

If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Erin Wilson at or 215-405-9660 by Tuesday September 6th.

Recent News Releases From Pennsylvania Game Commission

PA Game Commission News

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said the popular Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP) has been expanded for 2011-12 to include antlerless deer hunting thanks to a recent change in law and regulations.
September 1, 2011
HARRISBURG – For the first time since 2004, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will offer public tours of its four game farms.
August 31, 2011
HARRISBURG – Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, all Pennsylvania Game Commission issuing agents will be authorized to sell reduced-fee hunting licenses to Pennsylvania residents who are active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces
August 29, 2011
HARRISBURG – In addition to the junior pheasant hunts announced on Aug 24 (see News Release #091-11)
August 24, 2011
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today offered his praise to the 23 sportsmen’s clubs throughout Pennsylvania who signed up to host junior pheasant hunts.

Turtlepoint Evangelical Church will be hosting its fourth annual Community Pig and Corn Roast at the Turtlepoint Community Park.

4th Annual Community Pig & Corn Roast

On September 10th, the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church will be hosting its fourth annual Community Pig and Corn Roast at the Turtlepoint Community Park.

Join us at 1:00 PM for music and games, enjoy Bingo, Ladder Ball, Washer Toss, Duck Pond, a Sawdust Pile full of Prizes, and more, it will be fun for all ages. Dinner will be served at around 3PM or when the pork is finished. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass. Place settings, meat, corn and drinks will be provided by the Church.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy fun and fellowship with friends and family and perhaps meet a few new people.

If you know Christ and you are looking for a place to worship, this is a good opportunity to check us out, if you don’t know Christ, but are interested in learning more about him, we would love to welcome you to our Church. If you just want to have fun, you’re welcome too. No need to RSVP, just show up.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Reverend Tony Edgell, Pastor of the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church at (814) 642-2175 or

Master Gardner Fall Clinic Sept. 27th at Northern Potter School

Swain Resort will hold its second annual Sportsmen’s Festival September 17-18

Swain Sportsmens Festival

Swain, New York – Swain Resort will hold its second annual Sportsmen’s Festival September 17-18, 2011 at Swain Resort, about 45 minutes south of Rochester, NY. With 3D archery courses, a muzzleloader competition, a treestand shootout competition, outdoor and indoor dealer displays, and the ski lift for scenic rides to the top of the mountain, the Sportsmen’s Festival promises family-friendly entertainment for outdoorsmen of all types and ages.

“Last year’s participants were really happy with the festival and plan on attending this year and bringing their friends, which I find very exciting,” stated Celeste Schoonover, co-owner and event coordinator. “We are closing in on 30 vendors and speakers and there really is something for everyone, even the kids.” Vendors, dealers, and presentations include a trick bow demonstration; a wooden arrow expert; a deer tracking seminar; a live 170 class, mainframe 5x5 antlered buck displayed by North Country Products; onsite representatives from the Northeast Big Buck Club, who will be giving hunters official scores for their trophy mounts; and a kids balloon shoot sponsored by New York Bowhunters, Inc.

The archery courses and range (with a total of 80 targets) will be open from 7 AM until dusk on Saturday and 7 AM – 3 PM Sunday. Archers of all ages can ride the ski lift to the top of the mountain and walk down any of the three 3D wooded courses—shoot for fun or pay $10 to register for the competition. The muzzleloader competition will take place from 10 AM – 2 PM Saturday. Swain’s slope side bar & grill, The Shawmut Pub, will be open throughout the weekend.

Pricing starts at $6 for a one-day spectator pass, which gives access to scenic lift rides, all seminars and demonstrations, and a wide variety of hunting and fishing dealer displays. Archery shooting passes are $20 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday, or $25 for both days. Additional fees are required for the muzzleloader event.

For additional information on the Swain Sportsmen’s Festival, contact Celeste Schoonover or visit

ABOUT SWAIN RESORT - Swain Resort is a family-friendly downhill ski area, uniquely located on 100+ wooded acres, in western New York, that has been in operation for 64 years. Current management took over operations in August of 2009 with aspirations of transforming the ski area into a four-season resort by introducing events like the Sportsmen’s Festival.

Consumers Urged to “Cook It Safe” When Preparing Convenience Foods

09/01/2011 01:04 PM EDT

Beginning in September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will partner with the International Food Information Council (IFIC), the Food and Drug Administration, the Partnership for Food Safety Education, and organizations representing the frozen food and home appliance industries to raise awareness about the need to follow package instructions in order to fully cook pre-prepared foods and prevent foodborne illness.

14 Year Old Accused Of Burglary In Ulysses

A 14 year old juvenile from Ulysses is accused of burglary in an incident at a private residence at 692 Academy Street in Ulysses Borough on August 24 between 11:00 and 11:30 PM.

State Police, who investigated the incident on Aug. 26th, said a known juvenile forced entry into the residence of Lance W. Cowburn looking for alcohol. When no alcohol was found, the juvenile left the residence.

Governor Corbett Announces State Investment to Improve Safety, Facilities at 18 Airports

Governor Corbett Announces State Investment to Improve Safety, Facilities at 18 Airports

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced a $4 million state investment that will upgrade facilities and improve safety at 18 Pennsylvania airports.

“Aviation provides nearly 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s jobs,” Governor Corbett said. “Investing in these improvements and safety measures helps those thousands of people do their jobs better, and will improve airport operations.”

The $4 million in grants are provided by PennDOT’s aviation development program. Funding for the aviation program comes from the state’s jet fuel tax and leverages more than $1.3 million in local matching funds. Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the aviation development program.

The state has 133 public-use airports and heliports and 15 of those airports have scheduled commercial service.

For more information, visit and then click on the “Public Participation 2013 Program Update” button, or call 717-783-8800.

Editor’s Note: Following is a list of airport improvement grant recipients, the amount of funding, and a brief description of the projects:

Allegheny County:
• Allegheny County Airport -- $75,000 to rehabilitate its terminal and safety building.
• Pittsburgh International Airport -- $750,000 to rehabilitate runways and taxiways.

Armstrong County: McVille Airport -- $656,250 for the first phase of construction on a new runway and for lighting and navigational aid installation on the new runway.

Blair County: Altoona-Blair County Airport -- $503,700 to improve the fuel-dispensing facility and for assistance in developing municipal hazard zoning ordinances.

Bucks County: Pennridge Airport -- $150,000 to purchase snow-removal equipment.

Butler County: Butler County Airport -- $3,000 to develop a municipal hazard zoning ordinance.

Chester County: Brandywine Airport -- $9,000 to acquire ground service equipment.

Clearfield County: Clearfield-Lawrence Airport -- $30,000 to improve a hangar.

Crawford County: Titusville Airport -- $5,400 to develop municipal hazard zoning ordinances.

Cumberland County: Carlisle Airport -- $93,750 to acquire snow removal equipment.

Erie County: Corry-Lawrence Airport-- $75,000 to improve its aircraft-fueling facility.

Jefferson County: DuBois Regional Airport -- $187,500 to rehabilitate its administrative building and for maintenance equipment.

Lebanon County: Farmers Pride Airport -- $37,500 to acquire airfield-maintenance equipment.

Lehigh County: Queen City Municipal Airport -- $562,500 to construct an aviation fuel storage facility.

McKean County: Bradford Regional Airport -- $225,000 to expand its security screening area.

Mercer County: Grove City Regional Airport -- $356,250 to improve its aircraft-fueling facility.

Northampton County: Braden Airpark -- $135,000 for the third phase of a runway lighting and electrical vault project.

York County: York Airport -- $238,500 to remove hazards to improve runway safety.