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Saturday, October 29, 2011


Black Ice--Multiple Midnight Crashes
Police and EMS have been called to multiple incidents of MVA's on bridges and roadways with black ice.

They are currently on scene of crashes on Rt. 59, west of Smethport, Johnsonburg Road in St. Marys, Route 219 Southbound near Forman St. Bridge, I-86 Eastbound by Exit 26, in front of the Chuckwagon Restaurant on Rt. 16, the Allegheny River Bridge on Main Street in Coudersport, and other locations.

PennDOT and NY DOT have been notified and are responding, but roads will remain slippery until treated. If you are on the road, use extreme caution, especially on bridges. If you are planning to travel, you might want to delay plans until roads have been treated.

Portville Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Man Charged with Attempted Murder

A Portville man is charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident earlier this month on the railroad tracks near Weston’s Mills.

Sheriff’s deputies say on the night of October 13, 27-year-old Shawn Wright of Olean was walking on the tracks when 19-year-old Jesse Woodruff stabbed him in the neck and robbed him.

Wright flagged down a fly car for Olean Trans Am and was taken to Olean General Hospital. He was later transferred to ECMC.

Woodruff is also charged with robbery and assault. He was sent to jail on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Portville Town Court on Wednesday.

MVA Reported On Barnum Road In Eldred Township

MVA On Barnum Road
At 11:06 pm on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Rescue, Eldred Boro Ambulance, and Medics have been dispatched to the bridge on the Barnum Road near Devil's Elbow for an MVA with one possible injury.
All Units Recalled with the exception of Fire Police.

Law Enforcement throughout the NY/PA area are reporting slippery bridges, black ice, and slippery hills as the temperatures have dropped below freezing.

MVA on Rt. 417 Near Andover

MVA Reported Near Andover
At 10:40 pm on Saturday, EMS has been dispatched to the intersection of Dyke Street and Rt. 417 for a motor vehicle accident with possible serious injuries. The bridge in that area is reported to be extremely icy. Life Net 7-7 is on standby.

Coudersport Ambulance To Brookland Road

At 9:25 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Brookland Road for a medical emergency.

Man Arrested In Theft Of $3,900. Worth Of Lotter Tickets

Police Solve Lottery Ticket Theft/Man Arrested
Sweden Township Police Department announces the arrest of Randall C. DUELL, 40, of 3084 E. Second Street for theft of $3,900. worth of PA Lottery tickets taken from a PA lottery machine at the Potato City Country Inn.

The theft occurred between October 02 – October 20th, when Duell took a key and entered the machine removing 10 packs of tickets, scratched them off and cashed in the winning tickets at numerous locations throughout Potter and McKean Counties.

DUELL was picked up last evening on arrest warrants issued for him and when questioned DUELL admitted to the offense and that he was the sole actor.

Sweden Township Police were assisted with the execution of search warrants on DUELL’s vehicle and residence by Austin Boro PD, PSP Cdspt, where some stolen lottery tickets were recovered.

DUELL was committed to the Potter County Jail when he was unable to post his bail ($8,000).

Firefighters Respond To Sheetz For Electrical Fire

Address: 1 W 4TH ST., SHEETZ
Cross Streets: S BROAD ST * S WOOD ST
Emporium Firefighters are on scene of an electrical fire at Sheetz in Emporium. They are reporting from the scene that it involves an outlet and is under control at this time.
10/29/2011 8:19:44 PM

Shinglehouse Ambulance To West Main Street In Oswayo

At 7:43 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean Medic 10 have been dispatched to West Main Street in Oswayo for a medical emergency.

Two Lost Dogs

Two dogs missing. Rust color mutt. His name is Ruger.

Black lab (still a pup) his name is Bear. If you see them could you please tie them up and you can contact me

(Sherri) at 814-848-7370 or 814-367-7365. Thank you.

Nov. 22 Last Day For Vendors To Sign Up

James V. Beshel, 66, of, Keating Summit, PA

Port Allegany - James V. Beshel, 66, of, Keating Summit, died Thursday (October 27, 2011) at his home.

He was born Aug 21, 1945 in Philadelphia, a son of Francis and Teresa Bravitz Beshel. On Feb. 11, 1989 in East Lansdowne, PA, he married Maureen T. Kennedy, who died Oct. 22, 2004.

Mr. Beshel was a graduate of Fr. Judge High School and attended Bucks County Community College.

He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving from 1963 to 1969.

Mr. Beshel was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Bensalem, PA

He was a member of Knights of Columbus in Emporium, PA the May Hollow Sportsman Club and the Sinnemahoning Sportsman Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by

Four daughters: Donna (John) Donia, Kelly Russell, Dawn Russell all of Philadelphia, PA, and Janis (James) Doak of Sunbury, PA

One son: John Russell of Keating Summit, PA

26 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren

three sisters: Eleanor Razler of Philadelphia, PA, Carole Hilger of Willingboro, NJ, Norma Bush of Medford Lake , NJ

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 sons, Vincent Beshel in 1989, and James Russell in 2011, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011 from 5-8PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA. A Christian Wake service will be held at 5:00 PM in the funeral home

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2011 in St Mark's Catholic Church, Emporium with the Rev. Paul S. Siebert, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be in the Portage Twp Cemetery, Sizerville. Military Honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing. Online condolence may be made at

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

Coudersport Ambulance To North Main Street

At 2:57 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to North Main Street for a medical emergency.

Bertha Roma Henriette Kresser Johnson, 93, of Port Allegany, formerly of Emporium, PA

Port Allegany - Bertha Roma Henriette Kresser Johnson, 93, of Port Allegany, formerly of Emporium, died Friday (October 28, 2011) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

She was born Aug. 30, 1918 in Collins, Wisconsin, a daughter of August and Phillipina Illk Kresser. On Oct. 3, 1936, she married Warren Kenneth Johnson, who preceded her in death.

She was associated with the Emporium Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She is survived by

one daughter: Karolyn K. Blood of Port Allegany, PA

four sons: Kenneth W. Johnson of Rincon, GA, Karl L. Johnson of Rincon, GA, Keith A. Johnson of Oconomowoc, WI, Kurt E. Johnson of Acra, NY

25 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Marie Gaynor, 4 brothers, and 7 sisters.

There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Port Allegany, at a future time and date to be announced.

Online condolences can be left at

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

Richard H. Waters, 80, of 600 S. Hill Road, Whitesville, NY

Richard H. Waters, 80, of 600 S. Hill Road, Whitesville, died Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2011), peacefully at his home.

He was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Greenwood, the son of Lewis and Viola (Clark) Waters. Richard attended Greenwood and Whitesville Schools. On July 1, 1964, in Genesee, Pa., he married Joyce Golish.

Dick was a proud lifelong farmer in the Whitesville area, raised prize-winning, champion registered Holstein Bulls.

Richard loved visiting with family and friends, farming, mowing lawns and watching westerns.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Denise Fluty and Jill (Damian) Mix; and three sons, Richard (Nancy) Waters, James (Fawn) Waters and John Waters; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; also a sister, Barbara Reisman and sister-in-law, Wilma Waters; two brothers, Donald (Mary) Waters and Jack (Ruth) Waters; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and many special friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Charles Waters.

The family has requested no flowers, but memorial donations may be made to Whitesville Fire Department Auxiliary, Town of Independence Emergency Squad or to the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are visitation from 1-3 p.m. today (Oct. 29, 2011) with funeral service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Rocky Mitchell officiating at Howard’s Funeral Home, 931 Maple Ave., Whitesville.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family at the Greenwood Cemetery.

Roulette Halloween Parade Will Be Inside Firehall

Halloween Parade in Roulette Will Be Inside Firehall
Saturday, October 29th starting at 1:00PM.

Change of plans at Roulette Halloween Parade. Fire Dept. is taking equipment out of the Firehall. Parade will be inside the Firehall.

The parade will take place at the Roulette Volunteer Fire Department where refreshments will be available and awards given.

Floats & parade participants should register at 12:30 pm at the Firehall before the 1:00 PM parade inside the firehall.

The official approved time for “Trick or Treating” in Roulette will be Saturday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.

Please Help!

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A Video From The Bakken Oil Fields

Free Haunted House @ The Free Methodist Church

Collection Of Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Saturday

Collection Of Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Saturday

October 28th, 2011

pharmaceuticals1Potter County has signed on to the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) collection of unwanted, expired, and unused drugs. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 am to 2 pm. Local collection sites include the state police barracks at Denton Hill and the Coudersport Borough Office. Following the supervised collection, the substances will be disposed of in a safe manner.

A growing number of pharmaceuticals and personal care products are ending up in the wrong hands, or in waterways across the country. Abuse and illegal marketing of painkillers, antidepressants and other prescription medications is the fastest growing drug problem in Pennsylvania, according to officials.

Some people have responded by emptying their medicine cabinets and flushing pills down the toilet or otherwise releasing them into the environment. There is a growing concern about how these drugs and other substances may be affecting people in their drinking water and impacting the environment.

During a similar collection in April, there were 56 pounds of pharmaceuticals collected in Potter County.

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze At Whispering Evergreens

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to Open Nov. 1, Says Causer

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to Open Nov. 1, Says Causer

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today that Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for cash grants and crisis grants starting Nov. 1.

Cash grants are awarded based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. Crisis grants are provided in the event of a heating emergency, including broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated. In most counties, assistance with home heating crisis situations is available 24 hours a day.

Applications will be available at local utility companies and community service agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging or community action agencies. They are also available from county assistance offices:
  • Cameron County, 411 Chestnut St., Emporium, 814-486-1206.
  • McKean County, 68 Chestnut St., Suite B, 814-362-4671.
  • Potter County, 269 Route 6 West, Room 1, Coudersport, 814-274-4900.
For complete eligibility requirements and additional information about LIHEAP, visit Causer’s website at and click on “LIHEAP Information.”

High School Football--Port Allegany 49, Coudersport 7

High School Football
Coudy vs Port Allegany.
The Gators crushed the Falcons 49-7.

Photos Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny

Roulette Ambulance To Assist Port Allegany Ambulance

At 10:05 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to assist Port Allegany Ambulance with a medical call.

Lyman Run Spooktacular Cancelled

Lyman Run Spooktacular Cancelled

The Halloween Spooktacular at Lyman Run State Park is cancelled due to the Winter Storm Warning that has been issued for Saturday, October 29.

Extreme cold temperatures and the possibility of up to 6 inches of heavy, wet snow will make for very unfavorable conditions. The Friends of Lyman Run would like to thank all those members who volunteered with the planning of this event and a special thank you to the following for their support –

Sweden Valley Inn, The Bureau of Forestry Susquehanna State Forest, the park staff at Lyman Run State Park, the Welfling Girls Pumpkin Gathers, the Snowman Family, Alyson Leach , Patterson Lumber, Mansfield Wal-Mart and Galeton Drug. We hope to see everyone next year!

Halloween Party At Mosch's Tavern

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 7:45 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Main Street for a medical emergency.

CCMH Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

CCMH Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On October 25, the Patient Accounts team at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital held a bake sale to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation in memory of Lorraine Bracey who worked in the department from 1969 to 2011. Additionally, all hospital employees were encouraged to wear pink on that date in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

James V. Beshel of Keating Summit,

Port Allegany– James V. Beshel of Keating Summit died Thursday (Oct. 27, 2011) at his home.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc Port Allegany and will be announced with a full obituary

Work to begin next week on temporary roadway for Route 187 bridge In Bradford County

Travel Advisory
Work to begin next week on temporary roadway for Route 187 bridge

Work will begin next week in Bradford County on a temporary roadway in Orwell Township that will be constructed to the east of the bridge on Route 187 over Wysox Creek.

The temporary roadway is expected to open mid-December with LC Whitford as the prime contractor for the $220,000 project.

Motorists are advised to be alert for the new, temporary traffic patterns near the bridge in North Orwell.

Vehicle Fell On Person In Mt. Jewett

Vehicle Fell On Person
At 4:27 pm on Friday, Mt. Jewett Fire Rescue and ambulance have been dispatched to 6 Anderson Street for a vehicle that has fallen on a person.

Cats need adoption. Please Help!

I would greatly appreciate if you would post this. Our family is an active duty Marine family. We had to re-locate to Southern California a year ago. We intended to bring our cats with us but our base house will not allow us to have the cats. Our grandfather has been taking care of them for us but his health is not good. We need to re-home them. Autumn (in the picture attached) is a 4 year old fixed female with her front claws removed, very loving and needs petting. Little Cat is a long haired tabby cat 3 years old also fixed female with front claws removed. My phone number is 717 919 7461 if anyone is interested. Would love to see them placed together but they are independent so would not mind being apart.
Thank you for your help!
Jessamy Geiser

Section of Route 6 in East Troy reopens today due to flood recovery efforts

Travel Advisory
Section of Route 6 in East Troy reopens today due to flood recovery efforts

Motorists in East Troy, Bradford County should be alert to traffic changes along Sugar Creek. A Section of Route 6 from Route 14 to Mud Creek Road is reopening late this afternoon.

Dobrinski Brothers, Inc. completed reconstruction and stabilization work along Route 6 where there was a recent lane restriction; completing the flood recovery work to this section of Route 6.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

“Thankful for the Memories”

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Who in your life has been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

4pm to 7pm

St. Eulalia Parish Center

Tickets are $7 each (Children 6 and under Free)

Meal includes salad, spaghetti and meatballs,

garlic bread, dessert, & beverage

For tickets please contact:

Sweden Valley Manor—(814) 274-7610

CCMH Skilled Nursing & Rehab—(814) 274-9300

Potter County Aging—(814) 544-7315

Tri-County Rural Electric Co-Op—(814) 274-8740

Penny Weinhold, Donna Glover or Christina Glover

Or email your request for tickets to

Hosted by the Potter County Team for A Walk End Alzheimer’s.

All proceeds will benefit A Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Trunk or Treat In Bradford Monday From 6 to 7:30 pm

Fifth Annual Trunk or Treat Slated For Monday

For the fifth year in a row, trick or treaters will parade through the Grace Lutheran parking lot to participate in "Trunk or Treat". The event will be held Monday, October 31, from 6:00-7:30PM, during trick or treating hours.

Volunteers will decorate the trunks of their cars along the parking lot, and pass out candy to trick or treaters as they make their way through the neighborhood. Inside the gym at the Community Life Center will be carnival games for the children as well.

Event organizers estimated that more than 3,000 eople walked through the event last year, with even more expected this year.

"The kids love it, the parents love it, and it really helps provide a safe, and family friendly way for the community to come together," says Josh Hatcher, Media Coordinator at Open Arms Community Church.

If individuals or organizations want to decorate a trunk, or donate candy for the event, they should contact the Community Life Center at Grace Lutheran Church at 814-362-1236

The event is sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church and Open Arms Community Church.

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

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

Following is the planned work-zone lane closure for the Interstate 80 river bridges project in Columbia County next week.

Monday Oct. 30, the eastbound right lane will be closed for 800 feet between miles 241 and 242 with a daylight signing pattern for truck egress from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General Announces September Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General Announces September Welfare Fraud Adjudications

HARRISBURG, Pa.-- Nine Pennsylvania residents pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes during September, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today.

"Welfare fraud is not 'beating the system'; it's a crime against all Pennsylvania taxpayers," Inspector General Kenya Mann Faulkner said. "Our office works to ensure those who commit this crime are prosecuted and fully reimburse taxpayers."

The following individuals were prosecuted and sentenced for fraudulently receiving public assistance benefits:

Tyniecia Bivins, 39, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, received more than $47,700 in subsidized child care benefits. Bivens was sentenced to 84 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution.
Michael A. Bogas, 47, of Mifflinburg, Union County, received more than $7,200 in cash assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Bogas was sentenced to 5 years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
Teresa A. Haas, 48, of Jamestown, Mercer County, formerly of Conneaut Lake, Crawford County, received more than $2,400 in SNAP benefits. Haas was sentenced to 60 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.
Kevin C. Heeman, 21, of Hughesville, Lycoming County, formerly of Montgomery, Lycoming County, received more than $2,800 in SNAP benefits. Heeman was sentenced to 24 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
Mark J. Kilian, 54, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, received more than $1,300 in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Kilian was sentenced to 12 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution.
Christie A. Lenker, 36, of Lewistown, Mifflin County, received more than $4,500 in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Lenker was sentenced to 18 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.
Julie A. Mazurek, 32, of Bechtelsville, Berks County, received more than $1,200 in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Mazurek was sentenced to 2 years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.
Barbara A. Rollick, 53, of Woodland, Clearfield County, formerly of Weedville, Elk County, received more than $14,200 in SNAP benefits. Rollick was sentenced to 7 years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
David Wilmer, 60, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, received more than $2,500 in SNAP benefits. Wilmer was sentenced to 18 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.

The Office of Inspector General's Bureau of Fraud Prevention and Prosecution is responsible for investigating welfare fraud and conducting collection activities for programs administered by, or contracted through, the Department of Public Welfare.

Each year, the Office of Inspector General works with county assistance offices statewide to identify suspected cases of public assistance fraud and with local district attorneys to bring the cases to prosecution.

Anyone found guilty of welfare fraud could face a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, fines up to $15,000, mandatory restitution, and program disqualification.

The Office of Inspector General also relies on tips from concerned citizens. To report suspected fraud, call the Welfare Fraud Tipline at 1-800-932-0582. Callers may remain anonymous.

Visit the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General online at

Peggy K. Cole, 83, of 599 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA

Peggy K. Cole, 83, of 599 Bolivar Drive, passed away Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at her residence.

Born June 10, 1928, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late George and Edna (Rogerson) Kramer.

Mrs. Cole was a 1947 graduate of Bradford High School. She had been employed at Zippo Mfg. as a receptionist and switchboard operator for many years, retiring in 1976.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah L. Cole of Bradford, and Charlene L. (Steve) Graham of Reston, VA, a son, Jeffery D. (Sheryl) Cole of Marks, Miss, a sister in law whom she raised Juanita (Jack) Bowen of Montrose CO, seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the SPCA, Box 113, Bradford Pa. 16701, or the Community Nurses Hospice, 50 Davis St., Bradford PA 16701, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

CCMH is accepting bids for snow removal in Galeton & Ulysses

More Volunteers Needed To Get Galeton Habitat House Under Roof



12 Poplar Avenue, Galeton, PA

The subfloor has been put on the foundation for the Galeton Habitat For Humanity house. Beginning on Monday, October 31st, 2011 and over the next two weeks, we would like to get the house under roof. The work schedule will be as follows:

Monday, October 31st through Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 we would like to get the exterior walls built and set in place.

Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, 2011 we would like to set the trusses and sheathe the roof in.

Monday, November 7th, 2011, we would like to start putting the shingles on the roof. During this time we will also set the windows and exterior doors. If you have a generator we can use, please bring it with you. Our electric at the site is limited. Also bring the tools which you will need to do framing work.

Our goal is to get the house under roof and backfilled before the winter weather sets in. We can not meet this goal without VOLUNTEERS. We have had four or five Volunteers to help us this far (and we appreciate their help so much), but we need more help!!!! Skilled and unskilled help will be needed!

Please let us know by e-mail
if you can be at the site on any of the above listed days. We will start at approximately 9:00 a.m. each morning; however, this could change depending on the weather and roof conditions. We will try to have lunch provided on Friday and Saturday if we know how many Volunteers we will have. Thank you!!!!

Jim and Charlotte Blain
Volunteer Coordinators

Frosty Morning In Potter County

Here is a link to the whole gallery:
Photographer Tim Walck shares some shots of the first snow of the season in Potter County.

Injured Dog At Coudersport Animal Health Center, Is He Yours?

Here at Coudersport Animal Health Center we have a dog that was hit by a car, he has some wounds but is not seriously hurt.

He is reddish brown with a white blaze on his chest. He is male, about 60 lbs, and looks like a Pit-Bull mixed with a Shar-Pei.

If anybody knows whose dog this might be, please call 274-0857 or email

Fugitive Arrested by Allegany County Sheriff's Office

Fugitive Arrested by Allegany County Sheriff's Office

By WKBW News

In a news release issued Thursday, Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney reports that on October 24th, Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office Operations Division arrested 68-year-old David A. Comstock of 1350 White Rock Road, Pinnacle, North Carolina, as a Fugitive of Justice from the State of North Carolina. More...

Marilyn A. Bok To Be Honored At Banquet In WAverly

Marilyn A. Bok Day in the Valley
Daily Review

Today has been designated Marilyn Bok Day by the five Valley municipalities and she will be honored at an Appreciation Banquet this evening at the Club at Shepard Hills in Waverly.

Marilyn A. Bok has announced her retirement as President and CEO at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers effective December 31, 2011. She researched and started the organization in 2001 serving as Board Chair and then as volunteer President and CEO for over 10 years. The CFTT serves the five counties of Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga in Pennsylvania as well as Tioga, New York, from its office at 104 W. Lockhart Street, Unit 2, Sayre, PA 18840.

A native of Oswego, NY, Marilyn's holds a BA in chemistry from the College of St. Rose and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She also completed a Kellogg Foundation Fellowship in Public Affairs Leadership at Penn State and continuing education courses at Harvard, Mansfield, Penn State and Syracuse. More...

Dog Found at Dominion Transmission Harrison Valley

Dog Found

Dog Found at Dominion Transmission Harrison Valley .Appears to be a young dog, maybe year old, she showed up at our location around 2am Sunday morning, phone # here is 814-334-5217 thank you

10-28 Recalls

Wells Enterprises Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall due to Undeclared Wheat in some Blue Bunny Personals Ice Cream

C&N Offices Collecting Food For Central PA Food Bank

C&N Offices Collecting Food For Central PA Food Bank

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Throughout November and December, Citizens & Northern Bank’s six Lycoming County offices will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Collection barrels will be placed in each office beginning November 1st. The public is invited to visit any of the participating offices to donate food items to the food bank. Participating offices include:

Jersey Shore – 230 Railroad Street
Muncy – 3461 Route 405 Highway
Old Lycoming – 1510 Dewey Avenue
Ralston – 24 Thompson Street
South Williamsport – 2 East Mountain Avenue
Williamsport – 130 Court Street.

The collection is an annual event for C&N’s Lycoming County offices. “In this economy, many of our neighbors are suffering,” said Stacy Elliott, Old Lycoming branch manager. “Local food banks are seeing an increased demand as food prices continue to rise. We hope this collection will help the Food Bank meet the needs of our local residents.”

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank distributes more than 15 million pounds of food and grocery products every year to more than 500 soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in 27 central Pennsylvania counties. These agencies directly feed thousands of hungry families throughout central Pennsylvania. More information on the food bank is available at

Lost Dog In Crosby Has Been Found

My little Chihuahua/beagle mix got out of my fence. I have frantically been looking all over for her.

Thank you for placing the add for Hailey. She has been found!!!

Brooklyn James Is Back In Potter County For The Release Of Her New Novel "Vigilare"

Brooklyn James (aka Bobbie Jo Duell), local Northern Potter graduate and author/singer/songwriter will be in the Potter/Tioga area for speaking engagements and the release of her new Novel...Vigilare...a mystery/suspense.

Her dates include:
For a description of the novel...Vigilare, visit or Amazon Kindle where the ebook is available for download @ We're also on Facebook (search Brooklyn James).

Listen to her music here

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Patsy's Child Care Is Accepting Applications

THE SHARING MINISTRY - Save 50% on Groceries!

THE SHARING MINISTRY - Save 50% on Groceries!
NOVEMBER MENUS AVAILABLE AT WWW.FREEMETHODIST.US or outside the office door of the Church.

*Our Supplier for great boxes of Groceries is "The Share Food Program" of Philadelphia.
*Boxes contain meats and veggies, eggs, and shelf-stable items!



*ORDER DEADLINE: November 7th, 4pm. (orders must be to the Coudersport Free Methodist Church, 507 S. Main St. Coudersport, Pa. 16915)
*ORDER PICKUP: November 19th, 11am. to Noon at the SPOT, our ministry center located 3 miles East of Coudersport on Rt 6.

*I recently did a price comparison at local stores for the items in a box priced at $21.50 through the Share Food Program. The same items would cost retail between $40 and $45,

*Any donations received towards this ministry goes to providing food boxes for emergency needs.

Pastor Peter's email

District IX First Round Soccer Playoffs Northern Potter @ Port Allegany

Northern Potter defeated Port Allegany 5 to 4 in Overtime.

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

Thank You From The Autism Speaks Coordinators

The coordinators of the Autism Speaks spaghetti benefit dinner, that was held October 8, 2011, would like to recognize and thank all those businesses and individuals who supported and/or generously gave monetary donations, food and other supplies for the dinner:

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital
Coudersport Ambulance Hall
Coudy News
Empson’s Hair Care and Party Supply
Frosty Hollow Bed and Breakfast
Hafer’s Quality Auto Repair
Hershey’s Market
Jones’ Produce
KayTee’s Restaurant
Mill Creek Plaza
Morgan AM&T
Mosch’s Tavern
Northwoods Tavern
Olga’s CafĂ©’
Potter County Outfitters
Solomon’s Words for the Wise
St. Eulalia Catholic Church
Sweden Valley Inn
Trail’s End Realty
The Beach (Wellsville)
The Endeavor
Cathy Popielarczyk
Chandra Livingston
Diane Gerner
Tom Martin
Wendy Porter

We would also like to thank everyone who came out to the dinner to help support this great cause. Six Hundred Dollars was raised and donated to Autism Speaks.

Dog Found In Ulysses Area

Dog Found Ulysses

An intact male dog has been found in the Ulysses area. Please call 274-0383.

10- 28 Halloween Party At Mosch's Tavern

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital E.R. Groundbreaking


COUDERSPORT, PA—Approximately 100 members of the community, political leaders and hospital staff attended Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s emergency room (ER) groundbreaking celebration on Thursday, October 27. Hospital leadership praised project supporters and the emergency services staff for making the $4 million, 6,600-square-foot construction and renovations project feasible.
Pictured left to right: Ed Hardesty, executive director of Ancillary Services, Tom Noe, executive director of Corporate Support Services, Emily Myers, director of Emergency Services, Jeanette Smith, RN for the Emergency Department, Waldemar Szczupak, MD & Emergency Department medical director and Randy Headley, CCMH Board Chair.

The celebration was opened by Reverend Randy Headley, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Board Chair followed by a description of the 2,500-square-foot addition by Director of Emergency Services Emily Myers and Waldemar Szczupak, MD, medical director of the ER at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital .

“The renovations and additional space in the ER will enhance patient privacy, safety and the overall health care experience at the hospital for the patient and their family,” said Emily Myers, director of Emergency Services. “We couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to improve patient care”.

The construction of a separate walk-in and ambulance entrance will allow convenient access to the ER from the hospital’s west entry for the nearly 9,500 patients that visit the ER each year. The new design also incorporates new rooms for private treatment and exams, an isolation exam room, a trauma patient room, a dedicated triage area, a private bereavement room, a comfortable waiting room with 20 additional seats, a secure medication area, more staff support space including physician offices, a modern nurses’ station and office. Completion of the project is expected to take approximately 14 months. The current emergency department will continue to operate 24/7 during construction.

Left to right: Ed Pitchford, president & CEO of CCMH, Representative Martin Causer, Senator Joseph Scarnati and Mike Glazer, district representative for Congressman Glenn Thompson.

Cole Memorial President and CEO Ed Pitchford emphasized that this project was made possible by the support of both public and private agencies. He recognized the support of Gary Reed, area specialist for the USDA Rural Development program,; Brian Eckert, director of Development for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Citizens and Northern Bank; The Mee Foundation; Delta Development and the CCMH Auxiliary as key to the project’s funding. “We have been working on obtaining the funding for this project for nearly three years and I’m very happy for this organization and for our patients that we now have the opportunity to improve this vital service that has served us well for nearly 50 years.”

Mr. Pitchford also welcomed area legislators whose interest and support were critical to obtaining the public funding that made the project financially feasible. He specifically noted the Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program grant that was sponsored in Harrisburg by Senator Scarnati and Representative Causer. “Each year, there are many worthy projects proposed by hospitals, universities and other agencies for these limited funds. This award to Cole Memorial was only possible because both of these gentlemen understand the importance of maintaining a modern and vibrant hospital in this region”.

“I remember my first trip to Potter County and seeing the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital campus. It is truly an impressive asset in the community,” said Senator Joe Scarnati. “So just like any asset such as your home, the hospital needs to be maintained because of all it does for patients in the region.”

Representative Martin Causer stated, “I wish to thank the hospital’s leadership for their continued commitment to rural health care. Senator Scarnati and I will continue to be a strong voice of support in Harrisburg for rural health facilities.”

Mike Glazer, District Representative for Congressman Glenn Thompson said, “Charles Cole Memorial is a shining example of a critical access hospital. Despite financial cuts and trying times in most areas, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital continues to deliver the best health care services in the region.”

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and its ten primary care offices serve approximately 50,000 residents within a 65-mile service area including Potter, Cameron, McKean and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and New York’s southern tier. For more information, visit

Mary Louise Coatsworth, 90, of Bradford, PA

Port Allegany - Mary Louise Coatsworth, 90, of Bradford, died Wednesday (October 26, 2011) in the Bradford Manor, Bradford.

She was born March 31, 1921 in Port Allegany, a daughter of William J. “Dickie” and Elsie B. “Baba” Nancarrow Kelly. On May 2, 1942 in Olean, NY, she married Thomas W. Coatsworth, who died September 14, 1998.

Mrs. Coatsworth was a 1939 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended Brooks Academy, now Olean Business Institute, in Olean, NY.

Mrs. Coatsworth was a Librarian employed by the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford. She retired in 1986.

She was a Girl Scout Leader and a member of the hospital auxiliary when she lived in New Castle, PA. Since living in Bradford, she loved to work in her garden and enjoyed sewing.

She is survived by:

two daughters: Karen Louise Allwood of Bradford, PA and Joan Louise Coatsworth of Kennesaw, GA

one son: Scott W. (Kathy) Coatsworth of Pittsburgh, PA

two Grandchildren: Nicole (Dan) Coatsworth Ricketts and Todd Coatsworth

three Great Grandchildren: Autumn Rebecca, Brenna Elizabeth, and Dominic

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Harriett “Pat” Dryer and Christine “Betty” Mains, and 1 brother: Frederick “Bill” Kelly.

There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3 P.M., at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany, with the Rev. Randall Headley, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 110 W. 10th St. Suite 212, Erie, PA 16501-6296. Online condolences can be left at

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

Helen B. Sarginger, 83, of Williamsport, PA

Helen B. Sarginger, 83, of Williamsport, PA died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Williamsport Hospital .

Born on September 24, 1928 in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Otis Warren and Eugenia Russell Baker. On August 20, 1949 in Coudersport she married Richard L. Sarginger who died on September 10, 1981.

Mrs. Sarginger was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She had worked for many years as a clerk in the Potter County Register and Recorders office and also as the Sweden Township tax collector. She was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coudersport and attended the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport. She was very active in the Homewood Townhouse Assoc. where she resided. Helen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Mrs. Sarginger (“Grammy”) will be remembered by those who knew her best for giving the warmest hugs, serving the hottest cups of tea, and for her love and devotion to her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her son, Richard M. (Susan) Sarginger of Pennsdale, PA, and daughter, Denise S. (Butch) Leete, of Williamsport, PA, sister-in-law, Edith (Denny) Menschel of Coudersport, PA, five grandchildren, Cassandra Leete of Williamsport and Christopher Leete of Williamsport, Laura Sarginger of New York City and Melissa Sarginger of New York City, and Zachary Sarginger of Pennsdale.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Douglas Eugene Sarginger and sisters, Maxine Tonibelle Baker and Edna Marie Baker.

Friends may call at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Coudersport, on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 3:30pm until 4:30pm at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Evon McJunkin officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Coudersport, PA.

Services held by Thomas E. Fickinger F.H. 210 N.E. St., Coudersport Pa, 16915 a Life Celebration Home. To leave your fondest memory of Helen visit

Traffic Backups On Route 15 Southbound

Travel Advisory

4:00 p.m. UPDATE re:Route 15 SB in Union County closed; tree and power lines down

4:00 p.m. UPDATE: Passing lane is now open, heavy traffic queues still reported.

Motorists in Union County are advised that the southbound lanes of Route 15 are currently blocked by a tree which brought power lines down at the intersection of Joe Road in White Deer Township.

Traffic will be detoured onto Route 44 east to 405 south to 45 west back onto State Route 15 south bound.

PSP, PP&L and PennDOT all have crews on their way.

It was not immediately known how long Route 15 southbound will be closed.