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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Car Crash On Bucktail Road in St. Marys

11/12/2011 10:35:30 PM

UPDATE:One person transported to ERMC; Coroner called to scene

UPDATE from WESB NEWS--An Emporium man was killed in a one car accident Saturday night on Route 120 in St. Marys. Police say the car, driven by 22 year-old Matthew Grimone, went off the roadway and struck two utility poles. Grimone wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in the Grimone car was taken to Elk Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Route 120 was closed for a couple of hours as utility crews restored service to the downed poles.

Police requesting ambulance expedite. Reporting 2 patients. Requesting place 2 helicopters on standby. STAND DOWN BOTH HELICOPTERS.

10:55 pm--Notify West Penn Power & Phone Co--Two broken poles


1:42 Am--St. Marys Fire Units left scene--Roadway open.

Port Allegany Gators 37, Union Golden Knights 8

Crash On I-86

News Spotter Reports:
Black SUV on its roof traveling west on I-eighty six around the five mile exit. Unknown anything else it just happened. Just drove by and called nine one one

3 Punxsutawney Teens Killed In Crash

Three killed, one critical in Armstrong County crash
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Three Punxsutawney youths were killed and a fourth person was critically injured in a one-car crash in Armstrong County late Friday.

The Armstrong County Coroner's office said the driver, Sean McConnaughey, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 10:28 p.m. accident on Route 839 in Franklin Township.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Joel Riggleman, 18, and Dylan Behrendt, 19, were pronounced dead early this morning in UPMC Presbyterian, where they had been transported after the crash.

The fourth passenger, whose identity was not immediately available, was reported to be in critical condition in Allegheny General Hospital.

State police said that for an unknown reason the vehicle left the roadway and went into a field where it flipped over several times, ejecting all four occupants.

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The following programs will be offered at SINNEMAHONING STATE PARK

The following programs will be offered at SINNEMAHONING STATE PARK

Friday, November 18th, 2011

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM - On the Trail of Pennsylvania's Black Bears
Join the park naturalist at the Wildlife Center classroom for an in-depth look at the world of the Pennsylvania black bear. The program includes a PA Game Commission video presentation which draws on the lives of over 100 bears and 20 years of research, and gives insights into many interesting facts about the history and management of wild bears. Meet at the Wildlife Center near the Potter-Cameron county line. For more information about this or other park programs, contact the park office at 814-647-8401.

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Pennsylvania Whitetails: Creating New Traditions
Join the park naturalist for a program and video presentation on Pennsylvania's state mammal and popular game animal, the whitetail deer. Learn about the seasonal changes and biological adaptations that allow the deer to thrive in this area. Meet at the Wildlife Center Classroom near the Potter-Cameron county line. For more information on this or other park programs, contact the park office at 814-647-8401.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: (888) PA-PARKS (voice), (888) 537-7294 (TTY), (717) 558-2711 (local or international TTY), (800) 654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service). With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs. For more information visit our web site at

Two dogs have been seen on the Pleasant Valley Rd. in Harrison township

Two dogs have been seen on the pleasant valley rd in Harrison township

Two dogs have been seen on the pleasant valley rd in Harrison township. Both have collars (no tags) and are very friendly. One is medium size with a big black/brown spot on the hindquarters. Kind of looks like a terrier cross. The other dog is a huge white dog with long hair. They were in the yard for a long time and when I went to grab a camera, they were gone. A hunter said he seen them heading toward state road.

Pennsylvania Wilds Photo Contest

Pennsylvania photo contest

The Pennsylvania Wilds Marketing Corp. is holding a photo contest for both professional and amateur photographers.

The photos must be taken in any of the 12 counties that comprise the Pennsylvania Wilds region, including Tioga and Potter. Categories will include scenic, wildlife, outdoor recreation, events, our towns and professional.

The region spans more than two million acres, and includes 29 state parks, 50 state game lands, a national forest and hundreds of miles of trails.

The contest will run through Oct. 31, 2012. For information, contact Sara Frank at (814) 834-1267, or go to

Permit Issued For New Well Pad In Galeton

New Well Pad Permit Issued
off Gross Road in Galeton, PA

Authorization ID: 900098
Permit number: ESX11-105-0009
Authorization type: Expedited E&S Stormwater General Permit 1
Application type: New
Authorization is for: SITE
Date received: 10/18/2011
Status: Issued 11/07/2011

ARLINGTON, TX 76006-7320

Coudersport 28, Curwensville 27 At C A R P

Curwensville falls to Coudersport on last-minute conversion
Saturday, November 12, 2011
By Chris Wechtenhiser For The Progress

COUDERSPORT - The Curwensville football team appeared poised to advance in the District 9 Class A playoffs Friday night in Coudersport, but the Falcons mounted a late scoring drive then went for two and got it in the final seconds to snatch victory away from the Golden Tide, 28-27, at the Coudersport Area Recreation Park. More...


Red Cross & Agencies Holding Drill

The McKean-Potter Counties American Red Cross, along with many other agencies, are holding a disaster drill/exercise in the Coudersport, PA area on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

The drill will be held in the neighborhood surrounding the Coudersport Jr./Sr. High School. Some roadways will be blocked; however local traffic will be allowed to enter the disaster zone.

Anyone traveling in that area should use caution as many responders and response vehicles will be on the streets between Mill St. and the high school. The drill will run from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

A Mercyflight helicopter is landing at the Consistory Landing Zone at 10:35 AM.

Structure Fire Near 399 Whitney Creek Road in Hebron Township

Structure Fire On Whitney Creek
At 12:54 am on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 and Shinglehouse Dept. 39 were dispatched to a structure fire near 399 Whitney Creek Road in Hebron Township. Caller reported hearing an explosion.

At 1:05 am--Firefighter on scene reporting camp burned nearly to ground and a gas leak.

Last unit returned just before 7:00 am.


Nov 12, 2011 at 1 pm
American Legion Post 530
Rt 44, Shinglehouse, Pa.

Brody continues to travel for surgeries and treatment at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh in his recovery from a car accident.

This benefit is being held to assist the family with financial relief. Tickets are $10.00 (under 6 free) and includes your meal,which is beef on weck,
mac salad, beans, chips, water and soda.

Benefit will consist of a cash bar, a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffles.....there will be music.

If you would like to purchase a ticket, donate something for a raffle, or if you have questions or need information, please contact, Wendy Hann 274-3271 or Roger Mesler 697-6866.

Friday, November 11, 2011

4 County Leasing Group To Meet November 17 At Shinglehouse Fire Hall

RN & LPN Opportunities Available In Port Allegany, Galeton & Ulysses

Potter County Employees Launch Holiday Food Drive

County Employees Launch Holiday Food Drive

givingthanks-floralPotter County employees are once again holding a holiday food drive and encouraging community members to support it. Everything that is collected will be donated to local food banks and Teacher’s Pet Rescue. That’s right — pet food and pet supplies are welcome, too!

Collection bins for non-perishable items have been placed in the main hallways of the Gunzburger Building (use Main Street entrance) and the courthouse.

Employees are also raising raise funds for the county’s Meals On Wheels program and Christmas House with a 50/50 drawing, raffles, and other activities. For more information, contact Sherry Ianson at 260-5659, ext. 313.

Alcohol Checkpoints In McKean County Thru November

State Police from Troop C will be conducting sobriety checkpoints on roadways in McKean County that have a high incidence of alcohol related crashes. The checkpoints will be set up throughout the month of November.

Stolen Bicycle Recovered In Roulette

Troopers are investigating the theft of a Mongoose bicycle from a 7 year old by a 12 year old in Roulette.

The bicycle has since been recovered and the investigation remains open.

Windows Shot At West Pike Motor Lodge

Unknown actor(s) shot several windows at the West Pike Motor Lodge in Pike Township owned by Ronda Youndt of Austin, PA between 9-1-2011 and 11-5-2011.

Any information call PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Kocher is the investigator.

Driver Injured By Thrown Bottle

Curtis Jones of Rt. 44 North, Coudersport, driving northbound, was injured Wednesday on Route 44 in Eulalia Township when a passing motorist threw a Monster energy drink striking him in the head.

Troopers ask that anyone who may have any information on this 4:25 pm assault contact them at 814-274-8690. Trooper Kocher is the investigator.

Fully Involved Garage Fire In Friendship, NY

Fully Involved Garage Fire
At 10:53 pm on Friday, Friendship Firefighters are responding to a fully involved garage fire with exposures at the intersection of Rt. 275 and County Road 1.

Several departments have been dispatched to assist or standby.

Belmont Fire has been dispatched to Friendship. Fast Team 1 has been dispatched to the scene. Cuba Fire Dept. requested to scene. New Hudson responding.

A tanker from Richburg is requested.


Fire is located at 4231 Route 275.

14 Year Old Had Alcohol In Pepsi Bottle At School

A 14 year old female was charged with underage possession of alcohol after it was found that she brought alcohol to the Oswayo Valley High School in a plastic Pepsi bottle on Tuesday.

She will appear in District Court 55-4-01.

Car Hood Scratched In Roulette

A hood of a motor vehicle was scratched while it was parked at 15 Maple Street in Roulette Township.

State Police said unknown actor(s) caused scratch marks on the hood of a vehicle owned by Linda Wimmer of 6 Laninger Creek Road in Roulette.

Any information contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Kocher is investigator.

Dog Confronts Intruder At Roulette Residence

Pennsylvania State Police investigated an incident of Criminal Trespass at 6 Fishing Creek Extension in Roulette Township on Wednesday at 6:00 pm.

Karen Lynn Haldaman, 54, of 6 Fishing Creek, Roulette, PA, told troopers that an unknown actor entered the residence and stood in the doorway of the home until they were confronted by the residence's dog, at which point the actor fled the scene.

Haldaman described the actor as 5 foot 10 inches tall with a baseball hat.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Michael J. Delp is the investigator.

Domestic In Bingham Township Results In Charges

A Genesee man got into an argument with a Genesee woman and struck her in the head with a cell phone causing a small laceration last Sunday at 2120 Hickox-Ulysses Road in Bingham Township, Potter County.

Lawrence Chandler Thompson, 38, will be charged with Simple Assault and Summary Harassment after the domestic incident with a 34 year old known female. He'll answer charges in District Court 55-4-03.

No Injuries In Rt. 120 Car/Deer Crash On Thursday

A St. Marys man was not injured on Thursday at 7:11 am when his vehicle struck a deer on Route 120 in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Mark A. Fiasco, 49, of St. Marys, PA, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt east on Rt. 120 when his vehicle struck a deer that had entered the roadway from the south. The vehicle suffered major front end damage.

Fiasco was not cited.

Genesee Woman Facing Two Bad Check Charges

Two bad checks in the amount of $900.00 each has resulted in the filing of a criminal complaint in District Court 55-4-03.

On 7-20-2011 and 8-30-2011, troopers said Amanda Elizabeth Thompson, 28, of 2679 Hickox-Ulysses Road, Genesee, PA, issued the two bad checks to Patricia Ann Radonovich of Mechanicsburg, PA. Both checks were returned for insufficient funds.

The Bad Check charges filed are a Misdemeanor 2.

2 Cited After Altercation

A domestic physical altercation at 1:00 am on Friday on the Germania Road in West Branch Township, Potter County, resulted in Harassment charges for both participants.

A 22 year old female from Coudersport, PA, and a 44 year old male from Galeton, PA were engaged in a verbal argument at a residence that escalated and resulted in a mutual physical altercation.

State Police said they will answer charges in District Court 55-4-03.

GT Thompson Pulls Support For Medal Of Freedom For Joe PA

Thompson Withdraws Support for
Joe Paterno Medal of Freedom

Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) sent the following letter to the White House, withdrawing his support for the recommendation of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The full text and a copy of the letter is provided below.

Full text of letter:

Joe PA Lawyers Up/No Further Public Statements

Statement from Scott Paterno on Behalf of His Father

STATE COLLEGE,- The following is a statement from Scott Paterno:

I have been asked by my father to make a brief statement on his behalf.

Like everyone who has watched this story unfold, my father is experiencing a range of powerful emotions. He is absolutely distraught over what happened to the children and their families. He also wants very much to speak publicly and answer questions.

At this stage, however, he has no choice but to be patient and defer to the legal process. He cooperated fully with the Grand Jury and he will continue to cooperate with the investigation as we move forward.

On behalf of my father, I have retained Wick Sollers at the law firm of King and Spalding. My father's desire is for the truth to be uncovered and he will work with his lawyers to that end. Going forward, Mr. Sollers has directed my father, our family and everyone associated with us to make no further public statements and to respond to no media inquiries. We will honor this request. Accordingly, all requests for comments or other information should be directed to Mr. Sollers.

Working Structure Fire In Hinsdale

Working Structure Fire
At 8:50 pm on Friday, Hinsdale Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a working structure fire at 3671 Ford Miles Road.

Cross Streets are Plank Road & Jollytown Road.

Several other departments have been toned out to assist or for standby assignments.

At 9:24 pm--Shinglehouse one engine & 1 ambulance standby at Westons Mills

April D. Dey, 44, of Oley, PA

April D. Dey, 44, of Oley, passed away Nov 8, 2011, in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Township.

Born April 12, 1967, in Reading, she was daughter of Mary Ann (Noll) Wengert of Port Allegany, PA, and the late John I. Wengert.

April worked for Gotwals at Brook Ledge Inc., Oley, for the last 11 years.

Her interests were scrap-booking, quilting and being outdoors, which included four-wheeling with family and friends, hiking and fishing.

She recently took the hunter education safety course with her son, Josh, to be able to go hunting and joined the Rockland Gun Club.

She is survived by her son, Joshua L. Dey, Oley; sister, Annette E. (Wengert), wife of Thomas Ackley of Coudersport; and brothers, Scott A., husband of Brenda Wengert of Kutztown, and Jeffrey H., husband of Dawn Wengert of Fleetwood.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at 7 p.m. from the Mae A. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 117 W. Main St., Fleetwood.

A viewing will be Monday 5 to 7 p.m.

Contributions can be made to the Benefit Fund for Joshua L. Dey, c/o Fleetwood Bank, Main and Franklin streets, Fleetwood, PA 19522.

MVA On Horse Run Road

MVA On Horse Run Road
At 6:54 pm on Friday, Bolivar & Richburg have been dispatched to the area of 440 Horse Run Road for a car in the ditch. The driver was transported by ambulance to Olean General Hospital.

Veterans Day Assembly At Oswayo Valley Elementary School

I wanted to share some photos from the assembly that was done at Oswayo Valley Elementary School. The Soundwaves performed a medley of patriotic songs and several area veterans were present.
Rachel Caskey

Voting is now open for First Night's Got Talent

Voting is now open for First Night's Got Talent

Voting is now open for First Night's Got Talent. 15 contestants are featured on the website, and voting will be open until November 26th. Dancers, singers, songwriters are all competing for the grand prize, which will include $100 Cash, as well as other prizes, yet to be determined.

"Voting opened at 11:11 this morning, and within minutes, we had hundreds of hits on our website," says Josh Hatcher, who is organizing this year's competition.

The Top Ten contestants from Round 1 will go through to a live performance round on December 2nd at Open Arms Community Church - and the videos from that event will again be put online for voting. The Top Five from Round 1 will go on to perform and compete at First Night Bradford on New Year's Eve.

Visit the website: to check out the videos!

John & Tim Rigas Transferred To Federal Prison In PA

John Rigas, convicted former CEO of Adelphia Cable, returns to Pennsylvania


November 11, 2011, 4:56PM
John Rigas, the former CEO of Adelphia Communications serving federal prison time for securities and bank fraud after a $3.2 billion accounting fraud scandal, is back in Pennsylvania. The 86-year-old Rigas, and his son Timothy, took up residence this week in the Allenwood federal prison, Union County. Rigas and his son were convicted in 2004 after disclosure of off-the-books... Full story »

Vehicle Fire

Vehicle Fire
At 5:35 pm on Friday, Hilltop Fire Dept. was dispatched to 32 State Road for a vehicle fire.

Veterans Day Ceremony Memorializes Sgt. Bruce Maynard

Veterans Day Ceremony Memorializes Sgt. Bruce Maynard


One of the Potter County men who lost their lives in the Vietnam War was memorialized on Veterans Day, when a new bridge in his hometown of Coudersport was named in his honor. Dedication of the Sgt. Bruce C. Maynard Bridge, which crosses the Allegheny River on Seventh Street, included include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, conducted by Sgt. Maynard’s brother, Tom (left), and Coudersport Borough Manager Marlin Dale Moore.

brucemaynardformal2Sgt. Maynard served with the U.S. Army for four years and had signed up for another six years when he was killed in action on June 6, 1969, at the age of 26. In a small town in the Tay Ninh Province, he rounded the corner of a building, stood in the doorway, looked inside and was shot by an individual there. A 1965 graduate of Coudersport High School, Maynard was an infantryman with B Co., 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division in South Vietnam. He was a son of Arthur and Blanche Neefe Maynard.

Thompson Statement on Veterans Day

Thompson Statement on Veterans Day

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day.

“From every generation, men and women across this nation have stood up and sacrificed their lives for the protection of our freedoms. From the American Revolution to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, America has been blessed by men and women who are willing to stand up for liberty.

“Most importantly, we must pray for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in preserving and protecting the United States of America. On this and every Veterans Day, our nation honors all of America's Veterans in recognition of their shared sacrifice and the virtue of each soldier choosing to lay their life on the line for a greater good.”



HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that a scholarship fund has been created in the name of Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove to benefit future wildlife management leaders. The scholarship is being administered by the Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association (COPA) and the Fraternal Order of Police, Conservation Police Officers Lodge #114.

To be eligible for the scholarship, an individual must be a full-time undergraduate student who is of, at least, junior academic standing, and majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences, or to a student with a senior academic standing majoring in Wildlife Technology at Penn State University DuBois campus.

“As the one-year anniversary approaches of when WCO Grove was killed in the line of duty, I encourage Pennsylvanians to contribute to this worthy fund,” Roe said. “This scholarship fund seeks to honor his memory and help others pursue his dreams to serve his fellow Pennsylvanians, conserve our Commonwealth’s wildlife resources and preserve our rich hunting and trapping heritage.”

To make a tax-deductible contribution, make you check payable to the COPA-WCO David L. Grove Scholarship Fund, and mail it to WCO David L. Grove Scholarship Fund, Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association, 100 Nature Way, Milroy, PA 17063.

A graduate of the 27th Class of the Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation, Grove was commissioned a full-time Wildlife Conservation Officer on March 8, 2008, and assigned to the southern district of Adams County. He was shot and killed in the line of duty on Nov. 11, 2010, while on patrol along Shrivers Road in Freedom Township, Adams County, as he was investigating reports of ongoing night-time shooting and possible poaching activity in the area. Grove, age 31, was a native of Fairfield, Adams County, and earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University in 2004.

Before being appointed a WCO Cadet, Grove had served as a Deputy WCO in Franklin County, from 2001 until 2007. Grove also worked at the Penn State University Deer Research Facility in University Park, Centre County, from 2003 until 2004.

Grove graduated, in 1997, from Grace Academy in Hagerstown, Maryland, and he attended Appalachian Bible College, in Bradley, West Virginia, from 1997 until 1999.

Bertha V. Larson, 90, of Bradford, formerly of Smethport, PA

Smethport - Bertha V. Larson, 90, of Bradford, formerly of Smethport, died Wednesday (November 9, 2011) in the Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford.

She was born Sept. 20, 1921 in Kasson, a daughter of Arvid and Ada Swanson Hjelm. On June 11, 1965 in Crosby, PA, she married Richard A. Larson, who died Oct. 31, 2002.

Mrs. Larson was a 1939 graduate of Smethport High School and had worked at Leonard Johnson’s Pharmacy, Smethport Specialty, and the Smethport Diner. Ultimately, she was a homemaker tending to the needs of her family.

She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Port Allegany.

She is survived by
two sons: Roger M. (Judy) Larson of Lewis Run and Gary L. (Jamie) Larson of Bradford, PA
one sister: Eleanor Olson of Rockford, IL
one brother: William Hjelm of Denver , CO
3 grandsons: Roger M. (Sarah) Larson, II and Richard M. (Sherena) Larson both of Hope Mills, NJ; Daniel J. Larson of Lewis Run, PA;
1 granddaughter: Jennifer M. (Robert) Morris of Lewis Run, PA;
step grandchildren: Amy Holsinger of Uniondale, PA, Tina Cary of Custer City, and Joel Johnson of Leesburg, GA.
8 step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral and committal services will be conducted on Tuesday at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. J.T. Madison, pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Port Allegany, and the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Evangelical Covenant Church, Port Allegany, or Chapel Ridge, 200 St. Francis Dr., Bradford, PA 16701. Online condolences can be left at

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

The Josh Hatcher Band of Bradford, PA salutes all of our Veterans of the Armed Forces.

The Josh Hatcher Band of Bradford, PA salutes all of our Veterans of the Armed Forces.

Thanks for your service!

Thank Those You Can; Honor Those You Can't

As you cash your check of freedom remember who wrote the check.

Submitted by Phil Williams



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has wrapped up its $1 million Agnes L. and Lewis Lyle Thomas Scholarship Challenge, which generated 44 new scholarships and prompted donors to add money to 53 existing scholarships.

The university also announced a new $100,000 scholarship fund in honor of the late Agnes L. and Lewis Lyle Thomas.

The $1 million gift from the estate of Agnes L. Thomas, made in 2008, was matched by $1 million in funds from other donors. In addition, the investment of the initial gift yielded another $250,000.

The total addition of scholarship money was $2.25 million.

“The estate gift could not have come at a better time, given the financial distress many families were experiencing in 2008,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford.

“Many students were able to continue their studies or complete their degree because of the additional scholarship money made possible by the Thomas estate gift. Needless to say, we’re grateful to Mrs. Thomas for including Pitt-Bradford in her will. We’re also grateful to accountant Alan Gordon and attorney Fred Gallup, who worked with Mrs. Thomas on her estate plan.”

Earnings from the invested funds allowed the total match to reach more than $1 million.

“Scholarships continue to be a priority because more than 94 percent of our students demonstrate financial need,” said Jill Ballard, executive director of institutional advancement.

Agnes Thomas was born and grew up in Pitcairn, graduating from Pitcairn High School. She married Lewis Lyle Thomas in 1937.

Mrs. Thomas graduated with honors from the Pittsburgh Academy Business School and worked as an executive secretary at Dresser Manufacturing and later for Dr. Gordon Huff and Dr. Edward Roche.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, the Pennhills Club and the Bradford Club and loved playing bridge.

Lewis Lyle Thomas was an engineer for the former Bradford Motor Works who died unexpectedly in 1969.

To find out more about endowing a scholarship, contact Jill McInroy-Ballard, executive director of institutional advancement, at (814)362-7689 or

World War II museum -- free admission today

World War II museum -- free admission today

Open from 10-4 today with free admission. A great way to celebrate Veterans Day!

Thanks to Pastor Beth Rosler for passing this along.

NY Times Article Explores Roulette Area State Game Land #59

Pennsylvania Hunting and Fracking Vie for State Lands

Published: November 11, 2011
New York Times

STATE GAME LAND 59, Pa. — For those who have ever stalked deer, turkey and bear here in “God’s Country” in north central Pennsylvania, this hunting season is like no other.

For one thing, it is louder. The soundtrack of birds chirping, thorns scraping against a hunter’s brush pants and twigs crunching underfoot is now accompanied by the dull roar of compressor stations and the chugging of big trucks up these hills.

The Marcellus Shale, a vast reserve of natural gas lies beneath some of this state’s most prized game lands. And now, more and more drills are piercing the hunting grounds. Nine wells have cropped up on this one game land of roughly 7,000 wooded acres in Potter County, and permits have been issued for 19 more. More...

Photo by Bing maps shows just some of the industrial development on State Game Land #59

Ambulance To McKean County Jail For Assault Victim

Assault At Jail
At 11:13 am on Friday, An ambulance has been dispatched to the McKean County Jail for an assault victim.

Regional Cancer Center Offers New Radiation Treatment

Regional Cancer Center Offers New Radiation Treatment--WSEE News

Rixford Man Charged With having Child Porn

Rixford Man Charged With having Child Porn
WESB News Radio

A Rixford man has been charged with possessing child pornography. 29 year-old Kenneth Spencer Jr. was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Rich Luther on 21 counts of sexual abuse of children.

Spencer is accused of having two computers and several discs with graphic images of children involved in sex acts on them. Spencer is jailed on $50,000 bail.

2 More Kwik Fill Robbery Suspects Arrested

Two Other Robbery Suspects Arrested
WESB News Radio
LinkThe other two participants in last Friday night's robbery of the Kwik Fill on East Main Street have turned themselves into Bradford City Police.

16 year-old Nathan Harvey and 18 year-old Alexander Hayes turned themselves in Wednesday night and were arraigned early Thursday morning before District Judge Dominic Cercone.

Hayes and Harvey are both charged with robbery and theft. Hayes was also charged with assault and tampering with evidence and jailed on $100,000 bail. Harvey is being held on $50,000 bail.

Closings 11-11

Otto Eldred is on a 2 hour delay.

Multiple accidents on the hills to Bradford reported, and they closed down the roads.

Bridge Ceremony Friday To Memorialize Sgt. Bruce Maynard

Bridge Ceremony Friday To Memorialize Sgt. Bruce Maynard

Potter County Today

brucemaynardformalOne of the Potter County men who lost their lives in the Vietnam War will be memorialized at 1 pm Friday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), when a new bridge in his hometown of Coudersport is named in his honor. Dedication of the Sgt. Bruce C. Maynard Bridge, which crosses the Allegheny River on Seventh Street, will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony. American Legion Post 192 Color Guard and the Potter County Honor Guard will be present.

Sgt. Maynard served with the U.S. Army for four years and had signed up for another six years when he was killed in action on June 6, 1969, at the age of 26. In a small town in the Tay Ninh Province, he rounded the corner of a building, stood in the doorway, looked inside and was shot by an individual there.

A 1965 graduate of Coudersport High School, Maynard was an infantryman with B Co., 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division in South Vietnam. He was a son of Arthur and Blanche Neefe Maynard. Sgt. Maynard had returned home for Christmas 1968, departing the following month.

maynards1His brother Tom, who lives in Coudersport, recalled, “Ever since Bruce was a small boy, he was fascinated by the army and soldiers – anything to do with war.” Tom remembers hearing stories of his brother’s heroism. On one occasion, a soldier from Oklahoma called their mother on Christmas Day and told her that Bruce had saved his life after he was wounded. At right, Blanche Maynard and sons John (left) and Tom are shown next to the medals and awards that were earned by Sgt. Maynard.

A campaign is underway to name two other bridges after two Vietnam War casualties. The House of Representatives has approved a measure to rename the bridge carrying Route 607 over Freeman Run in Austin Borough the “Captain Edgar E. Nuschke Memorial Bridge”; and the Rt. 872 bridge over the East Fork of Sinnemahoning Creek in Wharton Township the “PFC Edward Ritsick Memorial Bridge.”

Northern Potter Players Present "Through The Looking Glass"

4 County Leasing Group To Meet November 17 At Shinglehouse Fire Hall

RN & LPN Opportunities Available In Port Allegany, Galeton & Ulysses

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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

Services Saturday, Nov. 12

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.

Funeral services will be held on November 12, 2011 at 2PM at the Bradford Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Online condolences can be left at

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

Did You Lose This Cat?

I have a couple cats that keep coming around...just wondering if you could post this for me in case someone is missing their cats.
Thanks, Kyla

This cat along with another orange and white cat with longer hair have been hissing and trying to fight with each other on my porch for a few days now.

I only got a picture of this cat, but if the other cat comes back I will try to get a picture of that...but I scared that cat away when I knocked on my door so the cats wouldn't start to fight.

I can't take either in because I already have cats of my own, but if anyone is missing a cat in the Coudersport area, mainly around Allegany Ave and Cartee St., e-mail me and I will try to help get your cat back if it is one of these two that keep coming here.

Allergy Requires Cats To Find New Home

Jim, we have two wonderful cats whom we have loved dearly, but we must find them a new home. My son has developed a pretty severe allergy to them, so we need to get them out of the house as soon as possible.

They are both males about a year and a half old. They have been neutered and declawed, so they must be kept indoors. Up to date on all shots.

The fluffy one is named Dr. Flufferson, and the short-haired one is named Nacho. They are brothers, so I would like to keep them together.

If interested, I can be reached by email at
Thank you!

Fracking Chemicals Found In Wyoming Aquifer

EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer

by Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica, Nov. 10, 2011

As the country awaits results from a nationwide safety study on the natural gas drilling process of fracking, a separate government investigation into contamination in a place where residents have long complained that drilling fouled their water has turned up alarming levels of underground pollution.

A pair of environmental monitoring wells drilled deep into an aquifer in Pavillion, Wyo., contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds and at least one chemical commonly used in hydraulic fracturing, according to new water test results released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency. More....

TRACK Raised Money For New OV Track, BUT..........

TRACK Raised Money For New OV Track, BUT....

As most in the area are aware. the TRACK organization in Shinglehouse, PA has been very busy for the past 3 years fundraising to build a new all weather running track at OV High School. We have finally raised enough money to have the track built this spring. Unfortunately, the school board is continuing to push back and doesn’t seem to show much enthusiasm for the construction project.

We are asking all tax payers in the OV School District to contact the school board and tell them to vote YES to build the new track.

Can you please post this information on your web site. Many hours of blood, sweat, and tears have been poured into this project by TRACK members and Non-TRACK members alike. The community has provided us with nearly $200,000.00 to build this track, so lets get it built.

Thank you very much,
Kevin George

A female German Shepherd has been found in the Oswayo Area

A female German Shepherd has been found in the Oswayo Area. Call 260-0325.

Fire Police Requested For MVA In Smethport

Fire Police Requested For MVA
At 8:12 pm on Thursday, Smethport Fire Police have been dispatched for traffic control for a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Marvin Street & West Main Street. There are no injuries.

Coudersport Ambulance To Freeman House

At 7:58 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Freeman House on Maple View Lane for a medical emergency.

2 Missing Dogs From North Fork, PA

2 Missing Dogs From North Fork, PA

Both dogs have collars. One dog is black with white markings. Her name is beagle and she has a pink collar with no tag. The other one is black with brown markings and her name is Natasha. She has a blue collar with tags. Here are pictures of them when they were pups (not an updated picture) they are a year old now. Last seen on Stone Road in North Fork Road. If you see them please call 814-367-5808. Thanks.

Senate Defeats 56-41 Rand Paul's Attack On EPA Air Rules

Senate Defeats 56-41 Rand Paul's Attack On EPA Air Rules

Six Republicans joined most Democratic Senators a couple hours ago to defeat 56-41 Senator Paul's bill that would have effectively killed the EPA's Air rules that are requiring more coal plants to install pollution controls, fuel switch often to gas, or close.

The vote was more about politics than legislating, since the Obama Administration had said it would veto the bill were it to pass Congress.

The politics also involved some blowback on Senator Paul, as he lost Republican Senators Kirk, Ayotte, Brown, Alexander, Collins, and Snowe. Earlier this year Senator Alexander revealed that he would leave the Republican leadership of the Senate so that he could vote more independently and not be controlled by partisan commands. This vote shows he meant what he said.

The EPA Air rules benefit natural gas plants, nuclear facilities, all renewable power and the 60% of coal plants that have installed the required pollution controls. Nearly all the plants that do not meet the rules were built before 1970, burn coal inefficiently, and are relatively small. The EPA estimates that the rules will prevent up to 34,000 premature deaths per year.

Corbett Signs Anti-Texting Law For Pennsylvania



The PA Route 6 Alliance presented its first annual Heritage Partnership Award to Amara Geffen, the Director of the Center for Economical and Environmental Development and program director for the Arts and Environment Initiative at Allegheny College.

According to the Alliance, Geffen has been key in continuing one of the most innovative partnerships between her students and PennDOT – the “Sign Art Project on Route 6”.
The art project includes two installations “Read Between the Signs” and the “Sign & Flowers”, which are all made from recycled road signs. The projects are located at the interception of Rt. 6/ 322 and Rt. 102 in Meadville.

“The sign art project is one of the most recognizable community art projects along Route 6. It has been featured in many publications and continues to be one of the visual landmarks along the PA Route 6 Artisan Trail,” PA Route 6 Alliance Executive Director Terri Dennison said.

Dennison said the Heritage Partnership Award is presented to a group, person or organization that has demonstrated excellence in historic preservation, cultural preservation, interpretation, and/or education through cross-corridor thinking and interagency cooperation.

The PA Route 6 Alliance is the managing entity for the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor. As a state heritage area, the Alliance focuses on efforts to preserve, enhance and promote the transportation heritage of one of the nation's first transcontinental highways; to sustain and enhance the small rural communities linked by the highway; and to preserve and enhance the natural, scenic beauty of one of America's favorite "road trips". For more information on PA Route 6, check out their website at

Attached picture 1: Jim Hepler, Crawford County Maintenance Manager for PennDOT and Amara Geffen in front of “Read Between the Signs”.

Attached picture 3: Jim Hepler, Crawford County Maintenance Manager for PennDOT, Amara Geffen, and PA Route 6 Alliance Executive Director Terri Dennison in front of “Read Between the Signs”.

Coudersport Ambulance to Elk Street

At 5:36 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Elk Street for a medical emergency.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford at a dinner last week recognized faculty members who are celebrating milestone service anniversaries.

Dr. Michael Klausner, associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Richard Melka, professor of mathematics, were both honored for 35 years.

Klausner teaches a variety of sociology courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Socialization, Organizational Behavior, Small Groups and Sociological Theory. In 2005, he was inducted into the Pitt-Bradford Athletic Hall of Fame for his support of Pitt-Bradford athletic teams. While spending summers in New York City, he volunteers tutoring homeless children through the group New York Cares and with the group VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Melka teaches Mathematical Modeling, Differential Equations, Advanced Differential Equations and Writing in the History of Mathematics. When he’s not on campus, he writes articles with Biblical themes, and he previously taught Bible study at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean for five years. He enjoys the outdoors and spends summers boating on Lake Chautauqua.

Dr. Shailendra Gajanan, associate professor of economics, and Dr. Helene Lawson, professor of sociology, were both honored for 20 years of service.

Last month Gajanan received the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award. His research interests include water issues and the spread of the chickungunya virus in his native Chennai, India, and the local economic impact of both Pitt-Bradford and a proposed four-lane expansion of U.S. Route 219.

Lawson is a past recipient of both the PBAA Teaching Excellence Award and the Chairs’ Faculty Teaching Award. She also founded the Penn-York Undergraduate Research Association with the goal of promoting undergraduate research in universities in the region.

Honored for 15 years was Trisha A. Morris, director of Hanley Library.

Those honored for 10 years of service were Dr. Kira M. Leck, associate professor of psychology; Dr. Nancy G. McCabe, associate professor of writing; and Dr. ’BioDun J. Ogundayo, associate professor of French and comparative literature.

Mary K. Boser, assistant professor of nursing; Dr. Tony Gaskew, associate professor of criminal justice; and Richard D. Knott, assistant professor of health and physical education, were honored for five years of service each.

Above Photo Members of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford faculty were honored at a dinner last week for milestone service anniversaries. They are, from left, Dr. Tony Gaskew (5 years), Dr. Helene Lawson (20 years), Dr. Nancy McCabe (10 years), Trisha Morris (15 years), Dr. ’BioDun Ogundayo (10 years) and Dr. Shailendra Gajanan (20 years).

I-80 WB backed up several miles in Columbia County

Travel Advisory
I-80 WB backed up several miles in Columbia County

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 westbound into Columbia County are advised that traffic is currently backed up approximately four miles, to mile marker 246, at this time.

The contractor is moving some barrier which is prompting the traffic tie-ups.

The work activity is expected to be wrapped up by late afternoon, at which time the westbound traffic queues should dissipate.

In the meantime, motorists are advised to be alert for slow-moving or stopped traffic well in advance of the work zone at Mifflinville (Exit 242).



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford criminal justice program will sponsor a presentation by McKean County Children and Youth Services forensic investigators next week.

The program, “Children Advocacy Issues in McKean County,” will take place from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Nov. 15 in the Harriett B. Wick Chapel. It is free and open to the public.

Presenters will be Mikele Bay and Ronda Skoken.

Dr. Tony Gaskew, associate professor of criminal justice, said the presenters were chosen because “issues of child advocacy must become a priority in McKean County.”

McKean County CYS has 32 employees who investigate reports of child abuse and neglect and children who are beyond the control of their parents. The agency also provides oversight of ongoing cases, including home visits, court hearings, contact with service providers, licensing foster care homes and providing independent living services.

Bertha V. Larson, 90, of Bradford, formerly of Smethport, PA

Bertha V. Larson, 90, of Bradford, formerly of Smethport, died Wednesday (Nov. 9, 2011) in the Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford.

Visitation will be held on Monday Nov. 14, from 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2011) at 11:00 am, in the funeral home with the Rev. J.T. Madison and Rev. Max Simms. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport. A full obituary will be announced.

Dept 3 and Medic 6 Dispatched To A Medical Call On RT 155

At 4:15 PM on Thurs 11-10 Dept 3 Medic 6 were dispatched to S RT 155 in Port Allegany for a medical call.

Dept 39 Dispatched For A Medical Call

At 3:53 PM on Thursday Dept 39 Shinglehouse was dispatched for a medical Call.

Reward Offered For Missing Jasper, NY Teenager

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Work Schedule on Galeton Habitat House

Work Schedule on Galeton Habitat House

Dear Volunteers:

We are very pleased with the progress on the house that we have made this week. The trusses have been set and the sheathing has been put on and covered with material to protect it from bad weather. The Volunteers who helped were amazing!

There are still several items that we would like to get accomplished so that we can get the shingles on the roof. Work schedule is as follows:

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 - Would like to get the drip edge, aluminum facial and vinyl soffit put on. Also we need to finish stuccoing the exterior walls, brace the trusses, and start building the front and back porches. Beginning time will be at 9:00 a.m. and we will work until about 3:00 p.m. Bring your lunch - coffee and bottled water will be provided.

Depending on what we get done on Saturday, we will probably schedule work days for Monday and Tuesday, November 14th and 15th. The more Volunteers we have the more we can accomplish. Please bring your tools with you. We would appreciate it if you send us an e-mail to let us know when you are coming.

Thank you so much - Jim and Charlotte Blain

Anti-Crime Program Offers Reward To Report Energy Criminal Activity

Energy Crime Stoppers Expands to Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale

HOUSTON, Nov. 10, 2011 -- Energy Crime Stoppers, an anti-crime program launched three years ago in Texas by the Energy Security Council (ESC), expands into Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today by officials of ESC and Pennsylvania (PA) Crime Stoppers. Energy Crime Stoppers will concentrate resources and publicity throughout the Marcellus Shale, a formation rich in natural gas that has attracted intense drilling and production activity.

Energy Crime Stoppers consists of a 24-hour hotline (888-645-TIPS) that receives information on energy-related crime from anonymous callers that is directed to local law enforcement agencies. The program provides a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction, and is promoted by signage, billboards, stickers and other materials with the hotline number. The program offers a computer application for automating the reporting process that can be downloaded to cell phones and still maintain anonymity. Costs of Energy Crime Stoppers are borne completely by the 130 member companies of ESC.

"We're excited to have PA Crime Stoppers join with us in preventing and prosecuting energy-related crime," said Susan Rogers, who directs Energy Crime Stoppers and is executive director, Odessa Crime Stoppers program. "Pennsylvania is the ninth state where Energy Crime Stoppers operates. It has proved to be an important and effective deterrent with no costs to law enforcement, the state or local communities." Pennsylvania joins Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming as states with Energy Crime Stoppers.

"We believe Energy Crime Stoppers will be an important complement to our own crime prevention efforts in the Marcellus Shale," said Jeff Fagan, president, PA Crime Stoppers. "Drilling and production activity in the Marcellus represents a huge economic boon to our state. Its continued development requires that we have necessary resources on hand to prevent and mitigate crime and ensure public safety," Fagan said.

In addition to Energy Crime Stoppers, ESC offers training to state and local law enforcement agencies to familiarize them with drilling and production sites, safety procedures, and transportation aspects of the business, explained ESC board member Ed Dillard. "We've already conducted law enforcement training in Pennsylvania. These training programs, coupled with the hotline, have combined to create an important resource for law enforcement, and it's all paid for by our member companies," Dillard said.

The Marcellus Shale program will be coordinated with the assistance of PA Crime Stoppers, said Kira Lemmons, coordinator of the Pennsylvania program. "We're looking forward to merging our efforts with Energy Crime Stoppers. The resources they're providing will greatly enhance our programs," Lemmons said. Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is an independent organization whose activities are coordinated by Pennsylvania State Police.

Crime stoppers organizations, law enforcement, energy companies and vendors interested in joining the Energy Crime Stoppers program can contact ESC, . ESC is a security-focused international non-profit professional networking organization with a mission to enhance safety, security and business operations of its diverse member companies, corporations and associates.

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

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

The Potter County Education Council and the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center have partnered with the PEC and with Loss Prevention Services Inc. to offer a PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Train-the-Trainer program. The PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Train-the-Trainer course allows an instructor to administer the PEC Basic-Safe Gulf/SafeLand Orientation course.

The PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation course was designed to take the place of multiple operator orientation courses and to give each student a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry - upstream, downstream, onshore, and offshore. Each instructor will receive classroom training and all resources needed to teach the class including instructor and student manuals, videos, PowerPoint presentations, reference materials, and ID backdrop.

As more and more industries are accepting and/or requiring this credential, having an in-house trainer can greatly reduce the cost of certifying your employees and increases your flexibility in scheduling the training.

This course is being held on December 12th and 13th from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at PCEC’s Port Allegany office. Cost is $1,500 per participant. For more information or to register for this course call (814) 545-1333 or email

The "To Fill A Backpack program is holding their "12 Days of Christmas" raffle.

The "To Fill A Backpack program is holding their "12 Days of Christmas" raffle.

The "To Fill A Backpack program is holding their "12 Days of Christmas" raffle. Tickets are still available at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The first drawing will be on December 1st and continue each day until the last prize is drawn on December 12th.

A list of the prizes is shown below. If you are interested in purchasing tickets you can mail a check to “To Fill A Backpack” – Attn: Raffle – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746. We are unable to accept credit cards at this time so we can only accept cash, check or money order as payment.

If you would like to use your PayPal account to pay for your tickets you will need to classify it as a donation. Please use this link and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us either by phone (814) 544-8032 or send an email. Winner is responsible for shipping charges if item needs to be shipped. Thank you

Prepare a Safe and Delicious Thanksgiving Turkey for Your Guests

11/08/2011 01:08 PM EST

USDA provides food safety steps hosts can incorporate into their favorite recipes this Thanksgiving, reducing the risk of food poisoning from Salmonella and other pathogens.

Statement from Speaker of the PA House on Penn State

Statement from Speaker of the PA House on Penn State

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Samuel H. Smith (R-Jefferson County) today released the following statement regarding the Penn State tragedy and removal of university president Graham Spanier:

“There are certain obligations we all share as a society; topping the list is protecting our children.

“If the findings of the grand jury are true, the leadership at Penn State failed in this most basic obligation and in a most egregious way.

“As a father, my heart goes out to the victims and their families – those who have come forward, and those who have not. As Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I offer the sympathies of each and every member of the House and the hope that the victims can move forward.

“While it may be easy to second-guess the decisions the Penn State Board of Trustees made last night, it was important they take steps to refocus their leadership on the education part of Penn State and away from the ‘business’ of Penn State. Further, they must put in place procedures to ensure nothing like this can happen again.

“As a Penn State alumnus, I am horrified at the apparent lack of action by some of the school’s administrators.

“As a legislator, I have often disagreed or been at odds with Mr. Spanier throughout his tenure. But it was Mr. Spanier’s ‘unconditional support’ of his administrators’ actions after they were charged by the attorney general that made his term at Penn State untenable. By using the word ‘unconditional,’ Mr. Spanier was stating he is backing their side no matter what – even if proven guilty.

“It appears protecting the ‘industry’ of Penn State was more important to Mr. Spanier and others than was protecting the students, the children and the original purpose of the university.

“It is time to bring Penn State back into balance, and removing Graham Spanier was the first step.”

Rex Energy Reports Successful Utica Shale Well in PA

Utica shale well tests 9.2 MMcfd in Pennsylvania

Oil/Gas Journal

Rex Energy Corp., State College, Pa., said its initial horizontal Utica shale well stabilized at 9.2 MMcfd of dry natural gas and should begin flowing to sales in January 2012.

The Cheeseman-1H, north of Pittsburgh in Muddy Creek township of Butler County, Pa., had 12 frac stimulation stages in a 3,551-ft lateral.

Encouraged by the results, Rex Energy will drill and complete more Utica shale wells in Butler County in 2012. More....

Photos Posted Of Penn State Student Riot

Photos Of State College Riot

TV Van Overturned--Police Use Teargas

1990 Ford F-350 w/460 Engine/5 Speed Tranny For Sale

1990 Ford F-350 w/460 Engine/5 Speed Tranny For Sale

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1990 Ford F-350 w/460 Engine and 5 speed Transmission, Excellent Condition

PHONE 814-544-7400

DEP Announces Dec. 15 Public Meeting, Hearing on Lycoming County Compressor Station Expansion

DEP Announces Dec. 15 Public Meeting, Hearing on Lycoming County Compressor Station Expansion
Agency Will Discuss Chief Gathering LLC’s Air Quality Plan Approval Application

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting and hearing on Thursday, Dec. 15, to discuss an Air Quality plan approval application from Chief Gathering LLC for expansion of the company’s Barto Compressor Station in Penn Township, Lycoming County.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Co. at 180 N. Main St.

“Staff from DEP’s Air Quality program will explain the application review process and applicable regulations, and Chief officials will review the project with the audience,” DEP North-central Regional Director Nels Taber said. “These presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session, so that DEP and the company can hear about residents’ concerns and provide needed information.”

Chief Gathering LLC submitted the Air Quality plan approval application to DEP on April 19. The plan would include four natural gas-fired reciprocating internal combustion engines to provide power to natural gas compressors, which would increase the pressure of the incoming natural gas to the facility and discharge the gas at a higher pressure for transport to a network of pipelines. It would also include controls for the new engines and establish more stringent emission limits for the existing engines.

DEP published a notice of intent to issue the plan approval in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Sept. 17 and asked for public comment. A significant number of citizens requested that the agency hold a public meeting or public hearing to discuss the application.

During the 8 p.m. public hearing portion of the evening, the public will have an opportunity to present up to five minutes of oral testimony about the application. Written testimony of any length will also be accepted. The testimony will be recorded by a court reporter and transcribed into a written document, and DEP will create a written response to all relevant testimony provided during the public hearing.

Those who wish to present oral testimony may register that evening prior to the hearing.

For anyone unable to attend the public hearing, written comment should submitted by the close of business on Dec. 27 to: DEP Air Quality Program Manager, 208 West 3rd St., Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Daniel Spadoni at 570-327-3659 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD).

For more information, call 570-327-3659 or visit