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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Police Reports

Emporium State Police
Michael R. Lopez, Emporium, PA was cited for harassment due to his actions on September 9, 2011 at 2:15 am on East Third Street in Emporium, PA.

Coudersport State Police
State Police investigated a crash which occurred sometime between September 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm and September 4, 2011 at 5:00 am. An unknown driver was traveling east on East Tannery Street in Harrison Township and lost control. The hit & run vehicle struck a 2010 Jeep Patriot at the 4 o'clock position and then fled the scene south on Firehouse Road.

State Police Fire Marshal--Ridgway

The PA State Police Fire Marshal Unit at the Ridgway Station, Bradford City Police Department, and the Bradford City Fire Department investigated the origin and cause of a fire that damaged a 3 story building Friday night at 11:25 pm. The first floor of the building was utilized as Players Downtown Bar/Night Club, while the second and third floors contained apartment units. The bar was open for business when a fire was discovered on the exterior of the building.

The investigation revealed that the fire was caused by an improvised incendiary device which impacted the exterior of the first floor. Approximately 50 people were evacuated from the building. There were no injuries. Damage is estimated at $10,000.00. The building at 12 Mechanic Street is owned by Jonathan Pingie of Bradford, PA.

Anyone with any information regarding the fire is asked to contact the Bradford City Police Dept. In McKean County, you can reach them by calling 911.

Galeton Ambulance To MVA At Button Hollow

MVA At Button Hollow
At 9:44 pm on Saturday, Galeton Ambulance has been dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Botton Hollow & Germania Road in West Branch Township.

Barn Fire Reported In Troupsburg

Barn Fire In Troupsburg
At 8:26 pm on Saturday, Knoxville Fire Sept. has been dispatched mutual aid to a barn fire at 519 County Route 103 in Troupsburg, NY, where flames are reported shooting through the roof.

Rear End Crash On North Main Street in Port Allegany

2 Vehicle Crash In Port Allegany
At 8:07 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Port Allegany Ambulance have been dispatched to North Main Street for a 2 vehicle rear end type crash near the intersection with Rt. 6. Responders reporting 2 vehicles possibly one patient.


Coudersport Ambulance To Allegany Avenue

At 7:51 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Allegany Avenue for a medical emergency.

Vehicle vs Bear Crash On Rt. 49

Reported to be a vehicle vs bear on Rt. 49 in Nelson Township near the water treatment plant. Possibly one injury.

Crash With Entrapment At Tack's Inn

Crash With Entrapment At Tack's Inn
At 7:01 pm on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Dept. and Bradford City Ambulance & ALS have been dispatched to the intersection of Rt. 219 & Rt. 59 for a crash between a flatbed tractor-trailer and a pickup truck.
Two injuries are reported with entrapment.

Andrew J. Smith, 19, of Cyclone, PA, and his passenger, a 16 year old female from Port Allegany were reported by police to be seriously injured in this crash. Andrew's mother has updated us on the actual injuries below.

The tractor trailer driver, Eugene B. Frantz, 46, of Bradford, PA, was not injured.

Station 6 has been dispatched to assist with this crash.

tina m. smith said...

My son was the driver of the pickup, and his girlfriend was with him. they are both fine, and have been discharged. They are bruised, scraped up, and sore, but they are still with us. Thank God for miracles. Thank You to everyone who assisted at the scene, and gave comfort to Andy and Brittany. God Bless.

Sunday, September 11, 2011 12:39:00 AM EDT

Anna Marie (Tipton) Simpson, 74, of Hagerstown, MD., formerly of Emporium, PA.

Anna Marie (Tipton) Simpson, 74, of Hagerstown, MD., formerly of Emporium, PA., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 after a lengthy illness.

Born on June 25, 1937 in Lonaconing, MD., she was the daughter of the late Charles William and Elmira Mae (Morton) Tipton. She was a graduate of Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, MD. She loved ceramics and crafts but her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and family. She was a faithful pastor’s wife and along with her husband Dwight served Churches in Pennsylvania for over 35 years.

Anna Marie is survived by her husband of 54 years Dwight of Hagerstown, MD., her daughter Donna Rose and husband Steven of Hagerstown, MD. Sons, D. Randall Simpson and wife Sheri of Hollidaysburg, PA., Brian Simpson of St. Marys, PA., and Brent Simpson and wife Idalee of Hummelstown, PA. Her grand-children, Daniel and Nathan Rose of Hagerstown, MD., Brandon and Zachary Simpson of Hollidaysburg, PA., and Emma Grace, Grayson and Abram Simpson of Hummelstown, PA. Three brothers, Charles “Bill” Tipton and wife Faye of Cumberland, MD., Joseph Tipton and wife Carol of Wiley Ford, WV., and Dennis Tipton of Cumberland, MD. One sister, Marlene (Tipton) Cosgrove and husband Laurence of Westernport, MD. Two sister-in-laws, Linda (Hazelwood) Tipton of Corpus Christi, Texas and Bonnie (Wilson) Tipton of Cumberland, MD.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Kenneth and John “Jack” along with two sisters, Elizabeth and Iona.

A memorial service will be held at Minnich’s Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown, MD 21740 on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Cumberland, MD. The Rev. Steven Rose, son-in-law, will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to either Faith Baptist Church, P. O. Box 128, Emporium, PA 15834 or Down County Baptist Church, P.O. Box 81, Driftwood, PA 15832.

Go to Barnett Funeral Home to view the entire obituary and add a condolence.

Kendyl M. Shaffer, 14, of 240 W Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA

Kendyl M. Shaffer, 14, of 240 W Allegany Ave., Emporium, died at Childrens Hospital-UPMC, Pittsburgh on Thursday (September 8, 2011) night.

She was born April 12, 1997 in St. Marys a daughter of Kenneth and Julie Bauer Shaffer, Emporium

Kendyl was a 9th grade student at Cameron County High School. She was actively involved in Cheerleading, Softball, rollerblading, piano and guitar. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

Surviving In addition to her parents
Brother: Adam Shaffer, Emporium
Brother: Ryan Shaffer, Emporium
Paternal Grandfather: Kenneth Shaffer and his wife Donna, Gardeau
Paternal Grandmother: Sharon Cleaveland Baughman and her husband Buzz, Driftwood

Maternal Grandparents: Gerard and Debbie Hickoff Bauer, Beaver
Several: Aunts and Uncles

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. Fourth St., Emporium on Tuesday (September 13, 2011) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium

Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Go to Barnett Funeral Home to view the entire obituary and add a condolence.

Water Tanker Over Embankment In West Branch Township


A water tanker is over the embankment on the Button Hollow Road off the Germania Road.
Galeton & Germania Dispatched. Scene report indicates driver self extricated, possibly no injuries.



Owner Found For Dog Found On Rt. 6 Near Port Allegany

Owner Has Been Found

Hey Jim Could you please post this Pic of this Shihzu poodle mix I found him on rt 6 right out side of port. I almost hit him so I picked him up and brought him home. He is wearing a blue collar no tags.

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming MacKenna Hope Evingham born 9-8-11 weight 7lbs 12.3 ozs to the proud parents Amanda (Bernhard) and Travis Evingham of Shinglehouse, PA. She joins her sister Madelynn Grace age 5.

Maternal Grandparents John and Grace Bernhard of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Grandparents Kevin and Tris Evingham of Oswayo, PA.

Duck Race In Roulette Change Of Time 4:00 PM

Duck Race In Roulette Change Of Time

The Duck Race at the Roulette Fire Hall will be 4:00 PM instead of 3:00 PM.



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The public is invited to learn about the stunning revelation of biblical prophecy since 1948, which now affects the entire world. This is an invitation to see the significant documentary DVD 'Israel Under Fire". Meetings will be conducted by Darrell Harris, a well-known spiritual spokesperson in this area. They will be held on FRIDAYS 6:30 - 8:30 PM beginning SEPTEMBER 16th.

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Traffic Crash With Entrapment On Mason Hill Road

Address: 5490 MASON HILL RD
9/10/2011 1:26:31 AM
2 helicopters have been requested but none able to fly due to weather.
2:00 am-Second medic requested to scene
2:25 am--Ambulances en route to Elk Regional Medical Center

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper Saturday At Sartwell Creek Union Church

Flood Advisory issued September 09 at 11: 42PM EDT expiring September 10 at 1:00AM EDT by NWS State College http://

Flood Advisory For Elk County issued September 09 at 11: 42PM EDT expiring September 10 at 1:00AM EDT by NWS State College

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fire Dept. Dispatched To Players For Possible Structure Fire

Possible Structure Fire At Players
At 11:26 pm on Friday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Players for a possible structure fire.

Fire at Players Downtown

A person, who apparently got tossed out of Players Downtown last night, went back to the bar and tossed a Molotov cocktail at the building.

Frank Williams, who was just getting back from the Owls game at Meadville, said people told him flames had been leaping 20 feet out of the building after the fire bomb was thrown at about 11:30 p.m., He said could still see smoke at 1:30 a.m.

State Police fire marshal Greg Agosti says the improvised incendiary device was thrown at the front door, and about 50 people had to be evacuated from the building. No one was hurt.

Damage is estimated at $10,000. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Bradford City Police.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 9:42 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a fall victim.

New York Counties Call For Outside Assistance

Flood Damaged New York Counties
Call For Outside Assistance

Broome County, NY has put a call out for Fire Dept. Tankers from Allegany County to assist with providing municipal water supply to flooded areas.

Chenango County, NY is asking for Fire Emergency Units to assist them with 72 hour deployments in their county.

Any Allegany County units available were asked to contact the 911 Center at 585-268-9600.

Click link below to see latest updates on Central PA Road closures


Coudersport Ambulance To Dwight Street

At 8:09 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Dwight Street for a medical emergency.

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

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

Tune to your local weather station for additional information, or visit



Bald Eagle – Roadway work on Interstate 99 in Snyder Township, Centre
County, will make an alternating traffic pattern necessary beginning Monday.
Motorists should remain alert to changing traffic patterns as contractors carry out repairs on I-99 northbound between mile markers 55 and 57.

The alternating lane closures are expected to end by Sept. 16.

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.

Historical Estate Auction/Standing Timber Auction Saturday

Lias Estate Auction--Sunday, Sept. 11, Westfield, PA

Carson Estate Public Auction Saturday, Sept. 10 At Waterville, PA

Penn State Travelers Should Expect Major Delays this Weekend

Penn State Travelers Should Expect Major Delays this Weekend

State College – According to PennDOT, widespread and devastating floods across the eastern third of Pennsylvania will make driving to the Penn State game extremely challenging, particularly for fans traveling from Harrisburg and points east.

PennDOT is advising motorists that currently Interstate 81 northbound in Schuylkill County remains closed but the Department is hopeful to have it opened late today. Also, 22/322 remains closed at the Clarks Ferry Bridge and Dauphin Narrows north of Harrisburg and PennDOT is not optimistic that the route will be open anytime soon. Additionally hundreds of secondary roads remain closed.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on interstates and other major routes. The 511PA website received more than 5 million hits by 2 p.m. yesterday so users to the site may experience slower response times.

PennDOT will broadcast current roadway information in the State College area on its Highway Advisory Radio System at 1640 AM. The Department will also have roving patrols on certain routes to assist motorists with emergencies.

Travelers should prepare for and plan accordingly for lengthy delays this weekend.

Penn State Football parking updates can be found at and

Giant Yard Sale Planned In Austin During Austin Centennial

Town Wide Yard Sale Survey Will Help Make A Better Sale Next Year

Town Wide Yard Sale Survey
Nicki Hafer and Cori Wagner, this year's co-ordinators of the Coudersport Chamber Of Commerce Town wide yard sale have asked that those who participated int he Town Wide Yard Sale click on survey below so they can get information to make next year's sale even better.

One is for Sellers and one is for Shoppers. If you could fill out the appropriate survey, we would greatly appreciate it. We encourage everyone that participated to fill one out. Each one is only 9 simple questions and they are anonymous. (Seller Survey) (Shopper Survey)

By doing this, you can help us make next year’s sale even better!

C. Robert Moore, 98, formerly of 916 Songbird Road, Bradford, PA

C. Robert Moore, 98, formerly of 916 Songbird Road passed away, Friday, September 9th, 2011 at the residence of, James, Audrey and April Moore, at 1075 West Warren Road, Bradford.

Born March 28, 1913, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Viola (Dunn) Moore.

On October 2, 1934 in Warren, he married Audrey Marie (Olson) Moore who died January 1, 1989.

Mr. Moore was a 1931 graduate of Bradford High School. After high school he had worked with his father in the oil fields and later worked at Freeman Oil Company.

On January 27, 1948 he enlisted in the United States Air Corp. He served with the 7th Fighter Bomber Squadron in Korea and was awarded the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, the Korean Service Medal and the Distinguished Unit Citation. He was honorably discharged on January 17, 1952.

Mr. Moore was an avid outdoors-man who loved hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a very special person and will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved him.

Surviving are three children, a daughter, Dianne (Richard) Nevans of Medina, OH, two sons James (Audrey) Moore of Bradford, and Terry (Mary Kay) Moore of Olean, NY, a sister, Martha Frenz of Bradford, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter, Pamela A. Moore, a grandson Stacy J. Moore in 1986, one brother James G. Moore and two sisters: Delores Wilson and Patricia Kostewal.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, with Rev. Frank Hayman, pastor of the Allegany Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials if desired may be made to Hospice Community Nurses 52 Davis St., Bradford, the McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Tractor-Trailer Vs Car Crash At Tacks Inn Intersection

Tractor-Trailer/Car Crash
At 3:04 pm on Friday, Lafayette Fire Rescue and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a tractor-trailer and car crash at the intersection of Rt. 219 and 59.

No One Hurt in Tack's Inn Crash

No one was hurt when a car and a tractor-trailer collided near Tack’s Inn Friday afternoon.

State police say the tractor-trailer driven by Michael Kickham of Geulph, Ontario, Canada, was traveling north on Route 219 when a car driven by 19-year-old Jo-Ann Keppel of Edinboro pulled into its path from Route 59.

The car spun around and came to rest along the berm of 219. The tractor-trailer continued into the Tack’s Inn parking lot.

President Obama Grants Pennsylvania’s Request for Flood Emergency Declaration

President Obama Grants Pennsylvania’s Request for Flood Emergency Declaration

Thompson Joins Local Officials, Emergency Personnel in Transition from Rescue to Recovery Operations

Washington, D.C. – Early Friday morning, President Obama granted Pennsylvania's request for a state of emergency declaration due to the heavy rains which have caused massive flooding across the state. U.S. Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) yesterday joined U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), Congressmen Charlie Dent (R-PA), Mike Doyle (D-PA), Tom Marino (R-PA), Joe Pitts (R-PA), Lou Barletta (R-PA), Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), Todd Platts (R-PA), Jason Altmire (D-PA), Tim Murphy (R-PA), Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Tim Holden (D-PA) in urging President Obama to support Governor Tom Corbett’s request for a federal disaster declaration.

Thursday evening, as the letter was sent to the White House, Thompson left Washington, D.C., and returned to the 5th Congressional District to coordinate with state and local officials as emergency planning efforts continued. Friday morning, Thompson joined in an emergency management briefing with Montoursville Mayor John Dorin, Lycoming County Commissioners, state representatives, and emergency personnel to review ongoing emergency management operations and begin coordinating recovery efforts.

“We’re monitoring the situation closely and doing all that we can to help with those impacted and the many communities of Northeast and Central Pennsylvania struggling with loss and seeking relief,” said Thompson. “We’re making every possible effort to support local communities and emergency responders as we transition into the recovery phase.”

With a federal emergency declaration for Pennsylvania, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is authorized to coordinate disaster relief and provide federal aid to supplement recovery efforts.

“My thoughts and prayers are with those suffering from these historic floods," Thompson added. “I urge communities to remain alert and continue to heed the advice of local emergency management officials.”





EMS Responding To Diner Crash In Derrick City

Vehicle Into Derrick City Diner
At 1:20 pm on Friday, Bradford City EMS is responding to a report of a vehicle into the Derrick City Diner. Report indicated possibly one minor injury.

EAS Civil Emergency Message

Luzerne County is advising that a mandatory evacuation remains in place.
If you were evacuated do not return to the area until told to do so by proper authorities. Stay tuned to your local television and radio network for updated information.

This has been the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency with an emergency alert activation for Luzerne County.

Only 42 LobsterFest Tickets Left!

ONLY 42 Lobster Tickets Remain for the 2nd Annual LobsterFest, Saturday evening, September 17th at the Coudersport Consistory.

One and 1/2+ Pound Fresh Maine Lobster with all the mouth-watering fixings (Steak option). Tickets must be obtained in advance and sales end Wednesday, September 14th, or when the last tickets are sold, whichever occurs first.

Benefits the Coudersport High School Masonic Scholarship Fund.

Contact Debbi Dehn at the Coudersport Consistory at 274-8490 or Steve Erway at Northwest Savings, Coudersport location.

Gov. Corbett Evacuates Gevernor's Mansion

Corbetts evacuate governor's mansion
Friday, September 09, 2011

HARRISBURG -- For only the third time in the past 40 years, the Governor's Residence had to be evacuated Thursday -- with nearly all the desks, chairs, art, rugs and other interior items moved to safer locations -- because of a slow-moving rainstorm and the rapidly rising Susquehanna River.

The stately brick building with large windows sits just across Front Street from the river. It's normally only about 5 feet deep, but it has been swollen by two days of heavy rain dropped by Tropical Storm Lee. The river is expected to crest late today at about 29 feet, swamping the grounds of the residence and almost certainly getting into the building. Flood stage is 17 feet.

"The state has some really valuable antiques and paintings in the residence," Gov. Tom Corbett told a news conference Thursday. "My wife was really concerned about the furniture and the paintings." More...

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks

Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging still has Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks for Potter County senior citizens. These checks are through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Each senior citizen receives one set of (4) $5 checks per year.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides eligible senior citizens with checks to use at approved farmers markets to purchase qualifying fresh fruits and vegetables through November 30, 2011. The checks will be issued through September 30, 2011, at Potter County Senior Centers and the Potter County Human Services AAA.

Select fruits and vegetables approved for purchase must be grown or growable in Pennsylvania. Some of the produce that qualifies under the program includes beans, berries, corn, cucumbers, peppers, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, grapes, onions, potatoes, pumpkins and zucchini. No citrus fruits or tropical fruits are eligible under the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Processed foods, such as jam, honey, cider and baked goods are also ineligible to be purchased through this program.

Potter County senior citizens, age sixty or older, whose income is $20,147 or less for a single person or $27,214 or less for a couple, or $34,281 or less for 3 people or $41,348 or less for four people are eligible for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Income is based on the total income for 2010. These guidelines are subject to change. The federal guidelines that are in place the day of distribution will be those that are used. Proof of income is not required. However, the senior citizen must sign a register verifying that their income meets the income guidelines. You must show proof of age and address. Driver’s license will work for proof of both. They will be issued four (4), $5.00 checks.


Seniors who reside in nursing homes, personal care homes or other residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible for this program.

Vendors that are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for this program display a sign indicating that the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks are accepted. A list of local farmers markets can be obtained at check distribution sites.

According to the Potter County Area Agency on Aging, this is a very beneficial program that will benefit eligible seniors in Potter County by providing fresh, nutritious home grown produce. This program also benefits the farmers who raise these items. It is hoped that seniors will take full advantage of this program.” If you know anyone who is eligible, please have them contact us at the numbers below.

Senior citizens will be able to sign up for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks at the following locations:

MAIN STREET Please call to make an appt.



1004 SOUTH MAIN STREET 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560

For more information, please contact Barb Kiel, Potter County Area Agency on Aging, at 544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

Open Arms Community Church

Open Arms Community Church

Hey Everyone!

God is good and has been doing so much through the summer!

Just a quick reminder: We are back to 2 services on Sunday, 9:15am and
11:00am. Join us! We are continuing our series "The Core" through

We've continued to see new people joining us for Sunday services
through the summer, which is awesome!

Our August Outreaches were a big success touching hundreds of lives
with the love of Jesus, not including our own. What a way to live out
our core value of: Intentional Radical Acts of Kindness!

We continue to get feedback from our church family and the community
on how much it meant to the people we served and how God has used it
in our lives to be more connected to our community.

Have a great day and we hope to see you Sunday... and bring a
friend! :)

Extreme Makeover: Parent Edition - In a world that is in chaos and
sending so many mixed signals to children and parents on values,
morals, ethics, priorities, character, responsibility, and
relationships; at a time when more children belong to families broken
by divorce, parented by single parents, unmarried couples, or
remarried parents with step siblings; at a time when society is coming
up with a new "disorder" label to tag on to kids, how do we raise them
up to be stable, responsible, wise, healthy, and whole? God's got
answers! Join us in October and bring some friends!

God bless you all!

A soldier of Christ
2Timothy 2:3-4

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper Saturday At Sartwell Creek Union Church

Pet Shop In Port Allegany

Pet Shop In Port Allegany

Feather Friends is a new Pet Shop in Port it is at 20 North Main St. They have a nice variety of pets ie rabbits. lizards, snakes etc and supplies. Stop in and look around my grandson and his girlfriend got a bearded lizard he is very cute and friendly. They have been opened for 3 months wishing them well on their new venture.

Cynthia Jones

I-80 Reopened in Columbia County

Travel Advisory

I-80 Reopened in Columbia County

Interstate 80 is reopened in Columbia County between Buckhorn Exit 232 and Lightstreet Exit 236.

The interstate was closed around mile 234 due to floodwaters overtopping the highway around 4:30 Thursday morning.

The floodwaters have receded. PennDOT inspectors have assessed the roadway and bridges for any flood-related damage and found none.

The interstate is back in service at this time.

Improving Your Digital Pictures

Improving Your Digital Pictures

Join Curt Weinhold and learn how to improve your pictures by proper editing with free software from Google known as Picasa. Please bring a variety of images from your own camera on either memory card or CD. We will download as many as possible and attempt to improve each. Alternatively, bring a camera and we will edit pictures taken on the spot.

This class is being held at PCEC’s Coudersport location on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a cost of $29 per person. For more information or to register, call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at

Timber/Historical Estate Auction Saturday At Addison, NY

John W. Palmer, 61, formerly of Eldred, Pa., and Portville, NY

OLEAN, NY - John W. Palmer, 61, formerly of Eldred, Pa., and Portville, passed away Monday (Sept. 5, 2001) at Olean General Hospital following an illness.

Born Nov. 3, 1949, in Olean, he was a son of George F. and Margaret Wagner Palmer. John was a 1967 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and later attended Eastern Pilgrim College in Allentown, Pa.

Mr. Palmer was employed by Stroehmann Bakery in Olean. He was later employed at Portville Central School in the bus garage as a driver and mechanic.

Before his retirement, due to poor health, he worked for St. Bonaventure University as a security guard.

John had attended the McCrea Brook Wesleyan Church and was also a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting and restoring classic vehicles. John was a past stock car driver in the area.

Recently he enjoyed baking for his friends and family, and spending time with his three granddaughters.

Surviving are one son Seth Palmer of Olean; one daughter, Allison Ayers of Olean; three granddaughters, Morgan Ayers, Lauren McClelland and Haleigh McClelland; two brothers, Boyd (Janice) Palmer of Eldred and George (Christine) Palmer of Lancaster, Pa.; three sisters, Norma (Eugene) Allegretto of Bradford, Pa., Jean Harris of Millerton, Pa. and Becky Lynn (Edward) O'Brien of Eldred; as well as several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is an aunt, Marion Hooker, of Erie, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ronald Ayers, in 1998, and two brothers, Frederick Palmer in 1999 and Glenn Palmer in 2005.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. 9, 2011) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Nace, pastor of the McCrea Brook Wesleyan Church, officiating.

Mr. Palmer chose to participate in the Upstate New York Transplant Services.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Horse Show Saturday At Millport Fairgrounds

Horse Show Saturday

Dear local horse lovers,

As you may be aware, I have spent the last month and a half working on a non-profit horse show for my high school graduation project with a very dedicated group of helpers and volunteers. It has been a very rewarding, but challenging, experience to plan something of this scale, and I'm very proud of the outcome. All the money earned from this show will go into creating scholarships to help local kids afford the Potter County Fair and the 4H horse program in Potter County. With the help of many, many generous community members, the show has raised quite a sizable amount of money. I truly appreciate all of those who donated not only money, but also time, to the success of this venture.

I now cordially invite the rest of the community to come to the Potter County Fairgrounds in Millport, Pa on Saturday, September 10, to see all the hard work we have all put into planning this show. Weather permitting, the show will begin at 10 a.m and is scheduled to last about 4-5 hours.

There will be a large number of exhibitors at this show that have never showed a horse before, and I'm sure they would love a little moral support from their community members. Many of the show classes will be fun game-type classes that don't require a knowledge of horses to appreciate and enjoy.

There will be concessions available at the fair grounds, and a calk-walk competition during the show that doesn't even require a horse!

Hope to see some of you there,
Heather Supplee

EAS Local Area Emergency

This important message is being released by the Columbia County Emergency Management Agency. Columbia County is experiencing major stream and creek flooding. Evacuated persons can go to a Red Cross Shelter established at the Bloomsburg Memorial Elementary School located at 5th and Market Streets in Bloomsburg. Persons using the shelter should bring medications and personal care items. If possible other Columbia County residents should refrain from traveling as many roadways throughout the county are flooded. Don't add to problems by traveling through flooded areas putting yourself and emergency personnel in danger. Also be advised the Columbia County Emergency Management Agency is experiencing a telephone outage. To contact county EMA call 527-5979 or 527-5980. This telephone outage does not affect 911 emergency service.

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All You Can Eat” Spaghetti Supper Saturday

All You Can Eat” Spaghetti Supper Saturday

The Sartwell Creek Union Church is hosting its annual “All You Can Eat” spaghetti supper on Saturday, Sept.10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The menu includes spaghetti and sauce, homemade meatballs, garlic bread, tossed salad with Italian or ranch dressing, dessert and beverage.

Rumor has it that this is one of the best spaghetti suppers around and at a reasonable price. Seconds are available just for the asking. Take-outs are available.

Donation: Adults--$7.00, children 6—12 -- $3.00 and kids under 6 are free. Turn at the ABC Restaurant/Motel on Route 6 between Port Allegany and Roulette, PA. Church is 3 miles up the Sartwell Creek Road. For more information call 814-544-7380 or 544-7789.

I-80 has reopened in Columbia County

I-80 reopened in Columbia County

Sept. 8, 2011 @ 7:45 p.m.

Interstate 80 is reopened in Columbia County between Buckhorn Exit 232 and Lightstreet Exit 236.

The interstate was closed around mile 234 due to floodwaters overtopping the highway around 4:30 this morning.

The floodwaters have receded. PennDOT inspectors have assessed the roadway and bridges for any flood-related damage and found none.

The interstate is back in service at this time.

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



HARRISBURG (Sept. 8) - Due to flooding conditions in the Harrisburg area, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the public drawing to award elk licenses, which was scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, has been postponed. A new date will be announced early next week.

A small dog was found today in downtown Coudersport

A small dog was found today in downtown Coudersport. It is not the shihtzu that is posted on this site. Please call Teacher's Pet Rescue 274-0383 to identify.

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Pitt-Bradford writing professor publishes third book, three essays


BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Nancy McCabe’s third book, “Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge: A Journey to My Daughter’s Birthplace in China,” will be published next month by the University of Missouri Press.

McCabe is an associate professor of writing and director of the writing program at Pitt-Bradford. The book is on and other online booksellers.

The book is a follow-up to McCabe’s 2003 book, “Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption,” about the adoption of her daughter from China.

“Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge” began with a “homeland visit” by the McCabes in the fall of 2008, in which they visited the region of China from which Sophie was adopted.

McCabe said she used the trip as a framework for exploring other issues of parenting, interracial and intercultural families and international adoption, including addressing a child’s feeling of connection to multiple heritages.

Heritage trips, particularly to China, have become a rite of passage for many children adopted from outside the United States, McCabe said, but there is little in the way of existing literature on the trips.

The McCabes traveled with a company that organizes heritage trips. While much of the trip involved standard tourism with visits to a school and historical and cultural sites, the tour company also arranged for Sophie to participate in activities that a child in China would – such as flying a kite in Tiananmen Square.

But such trips, McCabe said, are not vacations.

“They can be infused with a lot of tension,” she said, explaining that children feel connection to the home country and may briefly reject their parents to see what it’s like to finally blend in. Parents can’t help wondering how their children would be different if they’d been raised in their home country.

But the conflicts were replaced with awe for both mother and daughter when the pair returned to the small village from which Sophie was adopted and met a man who had cared for her as an infant.

An excerpt from the book appears in the current issue of Prairie Schooner. The excerpt includes part of the prologue and a chapter about tracking down a man in China who took care of Sophie when she was an infant.

Two other top-notch literary magazines have essays by McCabe in their current issues.

Crazyhorse features “Before and After” about a relationship McCabe had with a mute man as a young woman. It is part of a larger memoir.

“This is a really traditional story and totally different from the kind of more experimental essay I’ve been doing recently,” she said.

“Cycling” appears in the newest issue of Crab Orchard Review. The essay is about a bicycling trip around Niagara Falls and her relationship with her mother.

Earlier this year, McCabe was a visiting writer at the University of Rhode Island for “Crossing Borders: Women Writing Their Lives,” which featured visits from four women writers.

In addition to “Meeting Sophie,” McCabe’s previous work includes “After the Flashlight Man: A Memoir of Awakening.” She also teaches in the brief-residency master of fine arts program in creative writing at Spalding University.

Her work has appeared in literary journals and mainstream media, and she has won several awards, including a Pushcart Prize for memoir.

Lias Estate Auction--Sunday, Sept. 11, Westfield, PA

Carson Estate Public Auction Saturday, Sept. 10 At Waterville, PA

Margaret McLennan Hartle, 92, of 188 High Street, Bradford, PA

Margaret McLennan Hartle, 92, of 188 High Street, went to join her family circle and her Lord Jesus Christ, Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

Born March 22, 1919, in Bellshill, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Susanna (Wilson) Gault.

On July 19, 1941 in Allegany, she married Walter S. 'Jack' Hartle, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1982.

She attended Bradford Schools.

She was a member of the Bradford Salvation Army, where she also volunteered in the Thrift Shop and the League of Mercy.

She had been employed at Headstart and retired from the Bradford Hospital, working in the Pediatrics Department.

She lived life to the fullest and loved many things, including music, crossword puzzles and cryptograms which she called her 'homework'. She also had a great sense of humor and loved her family most of all.

Margaret is survived by three sons, William (the late Linda) Hartle of Erie, Daniel Hartle of Derrick City and Brian Hartle, of Bradford; three daughters, Jennifer Hartle of Bradford, Jeanette Edmonds Norris of Gifford, Sheila (the late Daniel) Potter, and Eve Hartle both of Bradford; fifteen grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one sister, Jeanette 'Net" Gault Hugill of Port Allegany; two sisters in law, Shirley M. Gault of Smethport and Kate Gault of Colorado and several dear nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Francis Hartle; one sister, Mary (May) Gault Garris and four brothers, William, Robert, John 'Jack' and James Gault.

Friends are invited to call from 3-5 & 7-9 PM, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Avenue. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 in the Bradford Salvation Army, with Lt. Paulette Rickman and Captian's Henry and Deb Weigner Co-officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to The Salvation Army, Futures Rehabilitation, Inc. or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Eva Katherine Howard, 93, of Smethport, PA

Smethport - Eva Katherine Howard, 93, of Smethport, PA, died Wednesday (September 7, 2011) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

She was born April 28, 1918 in Betula, PA. On November 16, 1936, in Olean, NY, she married Clifton L. Howard, who died May 25, 2001.

Mrs. Howard attended Norwich schools and was a housewife tending to the needs of her family.

She is survived by

two sons: Norman L. (Bonnie) Howard of Coleville, PA, and Dale A. Howard of Wilcox, PA

7 Grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by1 brother and 4 sisters.

There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held Friday, September 9 at 1:00 pm from the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Clermont Cemetery, Clermont, PA.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at

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

Detour in Effect through Sept. 12 for Route 3011 Roadwork near Ormsby, McKean County

Detour in Effect through Sept. 12 for Route 3011
oadwork near Ormsby, McKean County

Smethport – A detour for roadway improvement work on Route 3011 in McKean County remains in effect through Monday, Sept. 12. McKean County drivers will encounter a closure for Route 3011 near the village of Ormsby and will be directed use the following official detour:

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.

Roadway reclamation work will continue through Friday. Paving will begin on Saturday and is expected to be complete sometime on Monday. On Tuesday, Sept. 13, Route 3011 will be open but drivers may encounter single lane closures and short travel delays as crews complete roadwork activities.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this roadway improvement project. All work is weather dependent.

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Spaghetti Benefit Postponed

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

National Moment of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11th.

National Moment of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11th.

Today, the Potter County Commissioners have adopted a Proclamation which joins county and local governments across the country in encouraging local participation in the National Moment of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11, marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorists’ attack on America. At 1 pm, the Commissioners encourage all churches to ring their bells and all emergency organizations to sound their sirens as a show of national unity. A remembrance service will be held on Sunday at 2 pm in Shinglehouse’s Assembly Park, sponsored by the Oswayo Valley Ministerium.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact this office.

Cheri L. Potter
Potter County Executive Secretary
1 North Main Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
(814)-274-8290 ext. 207

Dog Reunited with Owner In Coudersport

Found this dog wandering around Maple St in Coudersport. No tags, just a chain collar.

The lost dog on Maple St and it's owner have been reunited.

Thanks again!

Flood forecast worsens: Susquehanna to reach 29 feet, cutting off access to downtown Harrisburg via I-83 and I-81

Flood forecast worsens: Susquehanna to reach 29 feet, cutting off access to downtown Harrisburg via I-83 and I-81

Flooding in Harrisburg

By The Patriot-News

September 08, 2011, 12:02PM
The Susquehanna River is now projected to crest at 29 feet, making this flood very close to the second-worst in recorded history. Full story »

Flooded State Roads in North Central PA--6:00 PM

Updated--Sept. 10, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
Flooded State Roads in North Central PA
(Updates since last advisory denoted with **)

PennDOT strongly urges motorists to avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary.

More than 200 state roads are flooded and closed in north central counties today and not all of them have barricades.

Motorists who must travel are reminded to exercise common sense. Do not drive around barriers (where they are in place) or attempt to travel any flooded roads. It’s just too dangerous and you could be placing your safety and the safety of others at risk.

The following state highways are closed in north central PA at this time due to flooding:

Columbia County
SR 42 from Grovania Drive in Montour Township to the SR 11 on ramp;
SR 42 in Catawissa between SR 487 and Mountain Road;
SR 339 from Smith Hollow Road in Mifflin Township to Broad Street in Nescopeck;
SR 339 in Main Township, from Mainville Drive to Mt. Pink Road;
SR 487 from Airport Road to SR 11 at Bloomsburg;
SR 487 between Catawissa and SR 54 at Elysburg, flooding near Southern Columbia School;
SR 1010 (Hosler Road/Eckrote Road) in North Centre Township, from Cabin Run Road to Shelhamer Road;
SR 1017 (Lake Road) in Briar Creek Township, from SR 93 to Evansville Road;
SR 1020 (Winding Road) in Fishing Creek Township, from Asbury Road to Harrison Road;
SR 1022 (Zaners Bridge Road) in Fishing Creek Road, from SR 487 to the Luzerne County line;
SR 2001 (Ideal Park Road/Mill Road) from Duke Road in Roaring Creek Township to Gobster Pond Road in Locust Township;
SR 2004 (Center Street) from SR 61 in Centralia to the Schuylkill County line;
SR 3001 (Fisherdale Road) in Cleveland Township, from Bear Gap Road to Middle Road;
SR 3001 (Tyson School Road/Fisherdale Road) from Ashton Hollow Road in Cleveland Township to SR 42 in Locust Township;
SR 3003 (Ashton Hollow Road/Orchard Drive) from Middle Road in Cleveland Township to Mt. Zion Road in Franklin Township;
SR 3004 from SR 61 to the Northumberland County line;
SR 3008 (Bear Gap Road) in Cleveland Township, from Power Line Road to White Church Road;
SR 3010 (Middle Road) in Cleveland Township, between Bear Gap Road and Ashton Hollow Road;
SR 3012 (Mt. Zion Road) in Franklin Township, from the Montour County line to SR 42 in Catawissa;
SR 3014 (Susque View Road) in Franklin Township, from Mt. Zion Road;
SR 4002 (Legion Road/Grovania Drive) in Montour Township, from SRs 42 to 11;
SR 4008 (Back Branch Road) in Mount Pleasant Township from Millertown Road to White Church Road;
SR 4023 (Spruce Run Road) in Madison Township, from intersection of SR 254 to Ants Hill Road;
SR 4025 (Ants Hill Road) in Madison Township from SR 44 to Liuzza Road;
SR 4034 (Mount Pleasant Road) in Orange Township from SR 487 to Sandy Stone Drive;
SR 4049 (Elk Grove Road) in Sugarloaf Township, from Spring Street in Central to the Sullivan County line;

Lycoming County
SR 87 from SR 973 at Loyalsockville to Route 220 at Dushore in Sullivan County;
SR 220 from SR 405 in Hughesville to SR 42 at Muncy Valley in Sullivan County;
SR 973 from SR 287 at Salladasburg to Lycoming Creek Road;
SR 973 in Eldred Township, from Yeagle Road to SR 87;
SR 973 in Mifflin Township, at Salladasburg between SR 287 and Jobs Run Road;
SR 1002 (Trout Run Mountain Road) from Rose Valley Road to SR 14;
SR 1003 (Wallis Run Road) from SR 973 at Slabtown to Murray Run Road in Gamble Township;
SR 1004 (Southard Road/Field Station Road/Beech Valley Road) from SR 14 to Rose Valley Road;
SR 1006 (Wallis Run Road) between Kellyburg Road in Cascade Township and Hoppestown Road in Plunketts Creek Township;
SR 1013 (Ellenton Mountain Road) from Pleasant Stream Road to Mcilwain Road in Mcnett Township
SR 2014 (Broad Street) in Montoursville, between Warrensville Road and Loyalsock Avenue, also the I-180 WB on-ramp from Broad Street is closed;
SR 2014 (John Brady Drive) from Industrial Parkway in Muncy Creek Township to Water Street in Muncy Borough;
**OPEN - SR 2039 (Warrensville Road) from East Third Street to Four Mile Drive;
SR 2055 (Chippewa Road) in Muncy Creek Township, from SR 405 to East Lime Bluff Road;
SR 2069 (Moreland Township Road) in Moreland Township, from Old Lairdsville Road to SR 118;
SR 2073 (Beaver Lake Road) from SR 220 in Wolf Township to Green Valley Road in Penn Township;
SR 3007 (Pine Run Road) in Woodward Township, from SR 220, south;
SR 4001 (Little Pine Creek Road) from SR 44 in Cummings Township to SR 287 in Pine Township;

Montour County
SR 11 from Bald Top Road in Mahoning Township to County Line Road in Union County;
SR 54 from north of Washingtonville to SR 44 east of Turbotville;
SR 2008 (Bloom Road) in Mahoning Township, from Schoolhouse Road to Woodbine Lane;
SR 3004 (Pottsgrove Road) in Liberty Township, between SR 45 and SR 642;
SR 3006 (Stump Road) in Liberty Township, between Narehood Road and Starner Road;
SR 4003 (Strick Road) in Limestone Township, from Landis Road to Ziegler Road;
SR 4001 (County Line Road) in Limestone Township;

Northumberland County
SR 45 from SR 405 to SR 147 at Montandon;
SR 61 in Upper Augusta Township, from Black Mill Road to SR 890;
SR 61 at the Hamilton Underpass just outside of Sunbury;
SR 61 between Sunbury and SR 225 at Shamokin;
SR 147 from the SR 225 connector in Lower Mahanoy Township to just south of Sunbury in Upper Augusta Township;
SR 147 from Boyles Run Road in Lower Augusta Township to SR 4018 in Upper Augusta Township;
SR 405 from SR 147 to SR 45 near Montandon;
SR 405 from Tenth Street in Milton to Susquehanna Trail in Turbot Township;
SR 487 from SR 54 at Elysburg to SR 42 in Catawissa;
SR 1005 (Seagrave Drive) in Delaware Township, between Eighth Street Drive and SR 54;
SR 1014 (Brimmer Avenue) in Watsontown, from Main Street to the river bridge;
SR 1015 (Paradise Street) from SR 44 at Turbotville to SR 1016 in Turbot Township;
SR 1024 (Ridge Road) in Point Township, from Spruce Hollow Road to Roush Drive/Mountain Road;
SR 1031 (Housels Run Road) in West Chillisquaque Township, from SR 45 to Sodom Road;
SR 2002 (Boyd Station Road) in Rush Township, from SR 54 to the Montour County line;
SR 2001 (Little Roaring Creek Road/Sharp Ridge Road) in Rush Township;
SR 2003 (Logan Run Road) in Rush Township, between Hill Road and Warner Road;
SR 2016 (Reading Turnpike RD) from SR 61 in Shamokin Township to SR 2018 in Ralpho Township;
SR 2018 (Airport Road) in Ralpho Township from SR 54 to Reading Turnpike Road;
SR 2020 (Mountain Road) in Ralpho Township, between SR 61 and Reading Turnpike Road;
SR 2022 (School House Road) in Shamokin Township, from Hollow Road to Irish Valley Road;
SR 2040 (7th Street) in Mount Carmel Borough from SR 61 to Ashland Road;
SR 3006 (Herndon Bypass Road) in Jackson Township, from SR 147 to SR 225;
SR 3024 (Mahantango Creek Road) in Lower Mahanoy Township, from SR 147 to Malta Road;
SR 3012 in Jackson and Lower Mahanoy townships – the SR 225/SR 147 connector;
SR 4001 (Sunbury Road) from East Sunbury Road in Rush Township to SR 54 in Riverside Borough;
SR 4002 (Kipps Run Road) in Riverside from Pine Swamp Hollow Road to Trailer Park Road;
SR 4004 (Mile Post Road) in Upper Augusta Township, from Shikellamy Avenue to Mount Pleasant Road;
SR 4012 (Snydertown Road) from Reagan Street in Sunbury to Market Street in Snydertown;
SR 4020 (Hallowing Run Road) in Rockefeller Township, from Dornsife Mountain Road to SR 890;
SR 4026 (Irish Valley Road) in Shamokin Township, between Hollow Road and SR 61;

Snyder County
SR 11 from the SR 15 split at Tedd’s Landing to Duke Street in Northumberland;
SR 2009 (Middlecreek Road) in Penn Township, from Market Street to SR 35;

Sullivan County
SR 87 from Route 220 at Dushore to I-180 in Lycoming County;
SR 154 from SR 220 at Laporte to SR 87 at Forksville;
SR 220 from SR 405 in Hughesville to Muncy Valley;
SR 2002 (Nordmont Road) in Davidson Township, between Brown Hill Road and Long Brook Road;
SR 3005 from the Lycoming County line in Shrewsbury Township to SR 87;
SR 4001 (Elk Creek Road) from SR 154 at Lincoln Falls to SR 87 in Hillsgrove Township;
SR 4014 from SR 154 in Elkland Township to Mill View Mountain Road in Forks Township;

Tioga County
SR 328 in Jackson Township, from Wales Road to Hudson Hill Road;
SR 1007 (Elk Run Road) from Ashley Hill Road in Sullivan Township to Reynolds Road in Rutland Township;

Union County
SR 45 in East Buffalo Township, from SR 15 to the Northumberland County line;
**OPEN - SR 1005 (River Road) in Kelly Township, from SR 15 to Water Street;

Bradford County
**SR 6 from SR 3011 (Madigan Road) in Burlington Township to SR 4001 (Saco Road) in North Towanda Township;
SR 6 in Burlington and West Burlington townships, from Berwick Turnpike to Bailey Corners Road;
SR 6 from SR 187 at Wysox to Valley Road in Standing Stone Township;
SR 6 in Troy Township from SR 14 to SR 3032 (Mud Creek Road);
SR 6 from Bridge Street in Wyalusing Borough to Moravian Road in Wyalusing Township;
SR 154 from the Sullivan County line to Main Street in Canton Borough;
SR 187 in Orwell Township (bridge out) one-quarter mile north of Orwell Hill Road;
SR 187 in Windham Township from SR 1049 to the New York state line;
SR 199 from SR 220 in Athens Township to Pine Street in Athens Borough;
SR 414 from SR 3013 (Grange Road) in Franklin Township to Main Street in Monroeton;
SR 414 in Leroy Township, from East Canton Road to Windfall Road;
SR 1017 (Herrickville Road) in Herrick Township, from SR 706 at Camptown to Arey Road;
SR 1029 (Lake Hill Road) from SR 1046 (Bumpville Road) in Rome Township to North Rome Road in Litchfield Township;
SR 1040 (Cadis Road) in Warren Township, from Leraysville Road to the New York state line;
SR 1043 (Sheshequin Road) from Front Street in Athens Township to the New York state line in Litchfield Township;
SR 1043 (Sheshequin Road) in Sheshequin Township, from SR 1022 (Ghent Hill Road) to Ridge Road;
SR 1043 (Sheshequin Road) from Bradley Road in Sheshequin Township to Orange Hill Road in Athens Township (mud and rock slides);
SR 1049 (Leraysville Road) in Pike, Warren and Windham townships, from SR 467 to SR 187;
SR 1055 (Battle Creek Road) from SR 187 at Rome to Cotton Hollow Road;
SR 1055 (Battle Creek Road) in Rome Township, (bridge out) between C Harrington Road and North Orwell Road;
SR 1056 (Front Street) in Athens Township, from SR 199 to North Rome Road;
SR 1067 (Hill Road) in Litchfield Township, from Cotton Hollow Road to Litchfield Road;
SR 1069 (Elmira Street) in Athens Borough, at Pine Street;
SR 2010 (Wyalusing New Albany Road) between SR 187 and SR 6;
SR 3003 (Ellenton Mountain Road) in Canton Township, from Barnes Hill Road to Brague Road;
SR 3008 (Southside Road) from Mill Street in Leroy Township to SR 414 in Franklin Township;
SR 3013 (Grange Road) in Franklin Township from Creamery Road to Alexander Road;
SR 3017 (Allen Meadow Road) from SR 514 in Granville Township to Pension Road in Franklin Township;
SR 3024 (Fairview Road) in West Burlington Township, from Bailey Corners Road to Hanks Road;
SR 3028 (Cowley Road) in Granville Township, from Windfall Road to SR 514;
SR 3029 (Gulf Road) in Granville and Troy Townships;
SR 4018 (Wolcott Hollow Road) from Mile Lane Road in Ridgebury Township to SR 220 in Athens Township;

PennDOT warns motorists not to drive across roads covered with water because the water may be deeper than it looks, and to never drive around barricades or signs on closed roads – Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Motorists are also advised traffic signals may not be functioning due to power outages, and to use extreme caution at intersections.

Public Strongly Urged to Stay off Roadways in Eastern Half of PA

Public Strongly Urged to Stay off Roadways in Eastern Half of PA

Flooding, downed trees and mud slides causing multiple road closures and some gridlock

Harrisburg – PennDOT and Pa. Turnpike Commission are strongly urging motorists to avoid all unnecessary travel in eastern Pennsylvania, including the area from Harrisburg north to the New York border, east to the New Jersey border and south to the Maryland border.

Currently Interstate 80 is closed in both directions from Exits 232 to 236 and Interstate 81 is closed in both directions between Exits 90 and 100. Also, hundreds of secondary roads are closed.

Many roads that are open are experiencing extremely high traffic, resulting in gridlock in many regions. In addition to flooding, mud slides and downed trees continue to pose safety risks along roadways in the rain-drenched regions.

For your safety as well as the safety of other motorists and emergency responders, motorists are urged to avoid unnecessary travel until conditions improve.

Motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 500 traffic cameras.

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David F. Ciolek, 55, of 848 Main Street, Limestone, NY

David F. Ciolek, 55, of 848 Main Street, Limestone, passed away Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at his residence.

Born July 18, 1956, in Salamanca, he was a son of the late Francis J. Ciolek and Adrienne L. (Lignian) Ciolek of Center, AL.

On October 24,1981 at the former Sawyer United Methodist Church in Bradford he married Kathy V. (McKee) Ciolek who survives.

Mr. Ciolek was a 1973 graduate of Salamanca High School and attended SUNY Alfred @Wellsville Campus. On September 25, 1975 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp., where he was awarded the Meritorious Mast and was honorably discharged on September 25, 1979. In 1980, he worked as a service tech at Firestone Tire Store, and then in 1985 he began working at Edmond Chevrolet as a service tech until his retirement due to his illness in 2011. He was recognized as a World Class GM Master Service Tech, ASE Master Tech, and an Honor graduate of VSMC Mechanic School. He served on the Bradford Area High School Automotive Technology Advisory Board.

In addition to his wife Kathy, he is survived by a daughter, Tiffany Ciolek of San Diego, CA, and a son, Kenneth Ciolek of Marietta, OH, a sister, Julie (Dick) Fitzgerald of Vero Beach, FL, three brothers, Mike (Bridget) Ciolek of Centre, AL, Tom (Anne) Ciolek of Tampa, FL, and Dan (Cathy) Ciolek of Newark, DE.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 9:15AM on Monday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick's Church with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be Tuesday at 10:00AM in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Oncology Dept. @ BRMC Bradford, PA 16701.

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