DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

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Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Whispering Evergreens Christmas Trees

Sleep Disorder Workshop At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Causer's Prodding Helped Establish New Enforcement Policy For Drillers

Recent actions by the PA DEP to standardize enforcement of drilling regulations were probably helped along by Representative Martin Causer (R) Turtlepoint at this hearing that took place back in March 2011 when Causer told DEP Secretary Krancer that one of the main complaints his constituents had was the lack of uniformity in enforcement of DEP drilling regulations.

Driver In Fatal Crash Was Part Time Police Officer In Beaver County

Baden police officer, father, 3rd man die in truck crash

A part-time police officer in Beaver County, his father and a friend died early today when the officer's pickup truck crashed into a wooded area along Route 66 in McKean County.

State police are investigating the deaths of Andrew Snarey, 25, of Aliquippa, his father, George Snarey, 60, of Carnegie and Jeffrey Kramer, 28, of McDonald.

McKean County Deputy Coroner Sam Cummings said all three men were killed on impact when Snarey lost control of his Ford F-350 around 1:30 a.m. about one-tenth of a mile north of the Elk County line.

Snarey was a part-time officer for the Baden, Conway and Harmony police departments.

Corbett:: Energy = jobs...

Gov. Tom Corbett is clear about where he stands on gas drilling during visit to Hershey last week

Tom Corbett Press Club


November 26, 2011, 7:18PM
"People tell me [drilling companies] need to pay more," Corbett said. “Why? They're producing jobs!" Full story »

Shaner Invests In Recycling Drilling Wastewater

Shaner invests in facilities

By Cliff White
Centre Daily Times

Centre County’s gas magnate, Lance Shaner, has doubled down his bet on the Marcellus Shale.

Shaner, the co-founder and chairman of the board of Rex Energy and president and CEO of Shaner Hotels, both State College-based companies, has invested in Hydro Recovery, which operates water treatment facilities servicing the gas industry.

Shaner Capital, a $20 million investment fund created in 2010, will assist Hydro Recovery in fulfilling its aggressive expansion plans. The company has wastewater recycling facilities in Blossburg, Tioga County, and Antrim, Franklin County, that supply acid mine drainage water to gas companies for use in hydrofracturing.

As drilling ramps up throughout the commonwealth, Hydro Recovery has looked to meet the expanding need for its services by planning two more facilities, in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, and Towanda, Bradford County. It is looking into building plants in Belle Vernon, Washington County, and locally in Snow Shoe, according to Teresa Irvin Copenhaver, HydroRecovery’s business development manager. More...

Thomas J. Kahle, 90, of Eldred, PA

ELDRED, Pa. — Thomas J. Kahle, 90, of Eldred passed away Friday (Nov. 25, 2011) at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a long illness.

Rep. Pam DeLisso says Drilling Bill Capitulates To The Industry

Pa. state Rep. Pam DeLissio speaks out against HB 1950, the House Republican plan to levy a one percent tax on natural gas drillers and says this bill doesn't go far enough to protect taxpayers or the environment.

Representative Sturla "Is That The Best You Can Do?"

Saying that the natural gas industry can have a positive impact on the Commonwealth, Pa. House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla laments the lost opportunity that a House Republican presents. House Bill 1950 would levy only a one percent tax on natural gas drillers. Sturla says that isn't good enough, nor does it to protect taxpayers or the environment.

Representative Jesse White Speaks Against Pre-empting Local Zoning Rights For Drillers

Pa. state Rep. Jesse White argues against legislation that would allow state regulators to preempt local ordinances dealing with Marcellus shale drilling, stripping away the rights of local governments and residents to determine how best to regulate and promote drilling activities in their communities.


11/26/2011 12:10 PM EST

Ocean Spray today announced it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain production lots of its Original Flavor Craisins® Dried Cranberries product in 5-ounce, 10-ounce and 48-ounce packages as well as bulk sweetened dried cranberries in 10-pound packages due to the possible presence of very small hair-like metal fragments that are unlikely to cause consumer injury. To date, the company has not received any reports of consumer complaints relating to this recall.

Fire Dept. To Set Up Landing Zone At CCMH

Fire Dept. To Set Up Landing Zone
At 6:13 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to set up a landing zone for a Stat helicopter at the parking lot of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. ETA of Stat is 25 minutes.

Burglars Take Handguns From Rt. 46 Residence

Handguns Stolen In Keating Township Burglary

Unknown actor(s) broke into the residence of Larry E. Smith II, located at 3815 Route 46 in Keating Township, McKean County between 3:30 pm on Thanksgiving day and 5:30 pm on Friday.

Breaking a window on the back door, they entered the residence and removed the following handguns: a Glock 22, Glock 26, and a Springfield XDM 45, along with a black lock box and fled the scene undetected.

The investigation continues and the actor or actors are unknown at this time. If anyone has any information please contact Tpr. Daniel J. Woods at PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

State police are looking for the public's assistance in finding some lost property.

State police are looking for the public's assistance in finding some lost property.

The lost property was a small pager sized, black cased microphone. It was said to be lost on the south side of Bolivar Drive, just on the dirt pull off/ entrance to a fenced in site. It's approximately 150' east of northbound Foster Brook ramp intersection in Foster Township, McKean County.

This particular microphone has Clear Comm DSS, Custom Signal Inc., along with four blue lines on the front of it. This item also has a silver belt clip on the back, one end of it has a blue button that slides. The other has a recessed On/Off switch. Microphone also has a computer cable hookup. Maybe a blue button on one side marked "Mic" with a bar code and numbers.

If found please contact Tpr. Frank R. Milliard at PSP Kane at (814)-778-5555.

Drillers Offer Advice To Those Hunting In Gas Country

With Deer Season Around the Corner,
Marcellus Shale Coalition Offers Hunting Tips

Canonsburg, PA – Thanksgiving offers all Pennsylvanians and Americans an opportunity to reflect and give thanks for the many blessings we’re afforded to live in a free and just society. In much of Pennsylvania, it also serves as a reminder to thousands of sportsmen that opening day of deer season is around the corner. With that in mind, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) wants to take an opportunity to remind our neighbors and sportsmen of some basic yet very important tips for hunting in areas where natural gas development may be underway.

As sportsmen take to the woods, they should be aware that the development of natural gas in many regions across Pennsylvania may have resulted in changes to the landscape. Although the edge habitat and additional access to your hunting areas will likely improve hunting in coming years, there may be some temporary disruptions and precautions to take near active gas operations. Recognizing this, the MSC’s Land Affairs Committee has developed the following tips for sportsmen and women when hunting or fishing near areas where Marcellus exploration or pipeline activities are underway.

· Always ask permission prior to hunting or fishing on private property.

With the exception of public lands, all lands are privately owned and subject to trespass laws. Asking permission before entering private property is always the right thing to do, and the landowner may be able to provide you with information about ongoing and planned gas industry activities on their property, so that you are aware prior to going afield. Likewise, local Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) regional offices may be able to alert you to gas industry operations on their lands.

· Always be alert when driving and park well off the traveled portion of the roadway.

Vehicle safety is critically important to the gas industry. Operators work with DCNR and PGC to minimize traffic on key season opening days and holidays, but not all truck traffic ceases and many hunting and fishing seasons span several weeks. In many areas, large trucks will be sharing the roadway, so be sure to park well off the roadway.

· Drill sites typically have temporary housing, office trailers, control rooms and restrooms which are occupied structures with associated safety zones.

The Game Law establishes a 150-yard safety zone around occupied structures during firearms hunting seasons, and 50-yards in some cases for bow hunters. Remember that you cannot hunt for, shoot at, or disturb wildlife in safety zones without specific permission from the landowner(s).

· Do not hunt near, around or from atop production equipment including storage tanks.

Restricted areas should be respected as a safety concern and should not be trespassed upon.

· Always identify your target and what is beyond it.

In addition to construction and drilling activity on and near operational locations, foresters, surveyors, environmental and other industry or contract personnel may be in the field doing planning work for future operations. MSC member companies will try to minimize these activities on season opening days and Saturdays, but you may encounter such personnel during your hunts. They may not be wearing fluorescent orange, so as always, be absolutely sure of your target and what is beyond.

· Do not shoot at random.

The game law prohibits random shooting during big game seasons. Random shooting near gas drilling sites, compressor stations, processing facilities and pipelines is dangerous and unlawful.

· If you see something that looks unusual or suspicious on or near a well site or other facilities, please let us know.

Emergency phone numbers are posted at the entrance to all well sites, and many are patrolled by security guards who are present on site.

· If you become lost or injured in the woods, and can see or hear an occupied well site, we encourage you to seek a representative’s attention, as we would be pleased to help.

For your personal safety, please remember to always notify a representative of the well site before walking onto the pad, as it is an active industrial work site.

Coudersport PPK Competitors win Sectionals – Two on two Team Championship

Coudersport PPK Competitors win Sectionals -
Two on two Team Championship

Alex Burd, last years Pittsburgh Steeler’s Team Champion for the 6/7 age group has earned the right to compete once again this year for the 8/9 division on Sunday, December 4th. Alex’s win last year was the first time one of our local competitors went on to win a Team Championship.

This year Alex, the son of David Burd and Wendy Burd will be joined by another local youth, Christian Furman, son of Derek and Amy Furman, as he competes in the 6/7 age division. This is Christian’s first time going to the Team Championships. Both boys earned the right to go by winning their age divisions at the local competition sponsored by the Knights of Columbus ~ Council 1355 and the Coudersport Falcon’s Varsity Football Team on Saturday, September 10th at CARP.

The boys then went on to win their age division at the Section Competition Level held at Erie Veterans Stadium on Sunday, October 30th and then qualifying by having the scores earned at that level to be in the top four highest scores of all the Team Sectional Competitions for their age level.

In addition to the two young men, a third competitor from Coudersport Julia Latimore won the girls 10/11 age division in Erie on Saturday, October 30th. Julia, the daughter of Samantha Latimore and Steven Latimore, was awarded the Sectional Winners ribbon and first place trophy for her division. While Julia had an excellent win at the Sectional level of competition, her score did not qualify her for the Team Championship.

The Knights of Columbus and the Falcon Football team would like to congratulate all three competitors for their exceptional wins and wish the best of luck to Alex and Christian as they continue on in competition.

Special Concert At Olga In Coudersport Tonight

Olga is presenting a very special concert this Saturday evening.

Nashville-based Elle & the Fine Lines (comprised of Elle & Shawn Starski) are making an encore performance at Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro this Saturday at 8 PM. Their perfect mix & exceptional execution of blues, rock, & soul has made Elle & the Fine Lines a Cafe Olga patrons' favorite.

There will be no cover charge for this concert, but the musicians graciously accept gratuities. We strongly urge to make reservations to dine before or during the concert by telephoning (814) 260-9966.

You can learn more about Elle & the Fine Lines & hear their music at or

LZ Set In Morris For Crash Victim


Morris Firefighters are setting up a landing zone at their Fire Station for a medical helicopter for victim of a motor vehicle accident on Route 287

11:39 am--Helicopter diverted to Oregon Hill airport

Automatic Alarm For Structure Fire In Bingham Township

Automatic alarm for structure fire
Genesee, Ulysses, and Whitesville dispatched

11:19 am--RECALL ALL UNITS on order of Chief 37

3 Men Dead, One Life Flighted In James City Hill Crash Early Saturday

Three men are dead and another seriously injured as a result of a truck crash early Saturday morning on Route 66, south of Kane, PA in Wetmore Township, McKean County.

Dead in the 1:30 am crash of the black Ford F-350 in which they were traveling are:

Andrew J. Snarey, 25, of 1175 Airport Road, Alquippa, PA, who was the driver;
George H. Snarey, 60, of 115 Boden Avenue, Apt. 38, Carnegie, PA; and
Jeffrey W. Kramer, 28, of 1263 Oakridge Road, McDonald, PA.

Seriously injured and life flighted to Hamot Medical Center in Erie was:

Todd Kosenina, 42, of 78 Enlow Road, Imperial, PA.

Trooper Mary Gausman, of the Kane PSP station, said in a news release this morning that the crash occurred as the truck was traveling northbound on Route 66, just into McKean County. As Andrew Snarey began to descend James City Hill, the truck traveled off the east side of the roadway and the right rear impacted with a tree. The truck struck two more trees, and then flipped once, end over end, coming to rest on it's roof on the east side of the road.

All occupants remained in the vehicle due to being seat belted. The driver and two passengers were killed on impact. The surviving passenger was flown to Hamot with moderate injuries.

Andrew Snarey was a part-time officer with the Baden, Conway, and Harmony Police Departments in Beaver County. Snarey was on a hunting trip with family and friends at the time of the crash. George Snarey was his father and Jeffrey Kramer was his cousin.

The crash investigation is ongoing. Bradford Era Photo Link

Gas Odor With Symptoms

Gas Odor Investigation
At 9:22 am on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a residence on Harrisburg Run where a resident is reporting 3 persons reporting symptoms and an odor of natural gas.

Drillers Spend $3,200,000.00 To Influence NY Officials

As hydrofracking decision nears in N.Y., industry spending soars

Saturday, November 26, 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Energy companies have been pouring millions of dollars into television advertising, lobbying and campaign contributions as the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo enters the final phase of deciding when and where to allow a controversial form of natural gas extraction that is hotly opposed by environmental groups.

Companies that drill for natural gas have spent more than $3.2 million lobbying state government since the beginning of last year, according to a review of public records. The broader natural gas industry has been giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to the campaign accounts of lawmakers and the governor. And national energy companies are heavily advertising in an effort to persuade the public that the extraction method, commonly known as hydrofracking, is safe and economically beneficial.

Environmental groups, with far less money at their disposal, are mounting a more homespun campaign as they warn that hydrofracking -- a process in which water mixed with sand and chemicals is injected deep into the ground to break up rock formations and release natural gas -- could taint the water supply and wreak untold environmental ruin. More...

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Truck Hits Trees On Jo-Jo Road When Driver Reaches For Phone

Joshua K. Hadfield's attention was diverted by his cell phone, which had fallen on the floor of his truck Thursday morning at 2:15 am, just long enough for his truck to hit several trees.

Trooper Mary Gausman, of the Kane station, said Hadfield, 20, of Kane, PA, was traveling east on Jo-Jo Road in Wetmore Township, McKean County, when he received a text message on his cell phone which had fallen on the floor of his truck.

When he reached for the phone, his 1992 Ford F-150 traveled off the right side of the roadway, striking four pine trees with the right side of the vehicle, and then hit another tree head on.

There was severe damage to the front of the truck and minor damage all down the right side.

Hadfield, who was not injured in the crash, fled the scene and was interviewed the next day. He faces several traffic citations including Roadways Laned For Traffic.

Former Live-In Boyfriend Jailed In Corning Woman's Death

Painted Post Troopers Release Details
The New York State Police in Painted Post are currently investigating a homicide that occurred in the Town of Corning, Steuben County.

On Thursday, at approximately 7:20pm, Troopers were called to 3445 College Avenue in Corning and discovered the a 53 year old female deceased. Delores A. Warner, was found dead in her residence, by State Police Thanksgiving night.

The body was removed by the Steuben County Coroner and transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

At approximately 3:30pm today State Police Investigators located and arrested Joseph Dixon, age 49, Ms. Warner’s former live-in boyfriend.

Mr. Dixon was arrested for Manslaughter 1st Degree and arraigned and commited to the Steuben County Jail no bail.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Homicide Discovered In Painted Post

Painted Post homicide probed

Star Gazette

PAINTED POST -- State police in Painted Post on Friday evening were investigating a homicide discovered earlier in the day, said Trooper Mark O'Donnell, public information officer for state police Troop E, which includes the Painted Post station. More...

It's Ladies Night At Cimino's Hardware On Saturday, November 26th

Whispering Evergreens Christmas Trees Now Available

Coming Next August To Port Allegany

Two Will Be Cited In Domestic Incident In Coudersport Boro

Both participants in a physical altercation at a Coudersport residence will be cited for summary Harassment in District Court 55-3-01, according to Trooper Uhl, of PSP Coudersport, who responded to the call.

A known 43 year old male and a known 29 year old female and were fighting inside the female's residence at 106 Gordnier Street in Coudersport Boro on Thursday night between 10:36 and 10:53 pm. The incident was classed as a domestic incident and names were not released.

Police Seek Nighttime Prowler On Cowburn Road

Troopers are following up on a report of an unknown person seen at 11:30 pm on Thursday night by Paula T. Muller in her driveway at 303 Cowburn Road in Ulysses, PA.

The unknown person then fled the scene. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact Trooper Joseph Gerg at PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Troopers Suspect Man Was DUI In Keating Summit Crash

An Eldred man who left the scene of a crash on Rt. 155, about a mile north of Rt. 607 in Keating Township, Potter County early Thursday morning , was later located by police and arrested for reasonable suspicion of DUI.

Thomas W. Pritt, 28, of 149 Barbertown Road, Eldred, PA, was traveling south on Rt. 155 at 12:15 am, when he lost control of his 1993 blue Chevy s-10 pickup truck and left the roadway striking a guiderail.

Fire & Ambulance personnel were called to the scene by a passing motorist, but found the vehicle had left the scene before they got there.

Trooper Joseph Gerg said in a news release that charges are pending further investigations.

Troopers Located Driver Who Damaged Roulette Properties With Vehicle

State Police are still investigating an incident on November 6 at 1:38 am that occurred at numerous locations in Roulette Township.

Police were called for complaint of an erratic driver. The vehicle and it's driver were located. The next day, further information was received that the same vehicle had damaged numerous other properties within the township.

Trooper Travis Trimbur identified the driver only as "a known suspect" in his news release.

Woman Jailed On PFA In Galeton

A Galeton woman was jailed on a PFA violation on November 14th when she violated a PFA order evicting her from her residence.

Laura Ann Cardy, 22, of 27 Germania Street, Galeton, PA, violated the PFA held by a known male of Galeton, PA. She was placed under arrest by Trooper Joseph Gerg and arraigned before District Judge Bristol and committed to the Tioga County prison to await further proceedings in the Potter County Court of Common Pleas.

State Police To Cite Man For False Alarm

A fourth false alarm from a seasonal residence at 1152 Dogtown Road in Genesee Township in a consecutive 12 month period has resulted in a citation to a Mountville, PA man.

Timothy Darrenkamp, 56, of 120 Eagle Path, Mountville, PA, will be cited by troopers in District Court 55-4-01 as a result of the fourth alarm at 12:25 pm on November 25, 2011.

Texas Driller To Hire Pennsylvanians

Oil drilling company buys parcel in air commerce park

Friday, November 25, 2011
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer
The Progress News-Clearfield, PA

REYNOLDSVILLE - Members of Clearfield-Jefferson Regional Airport Authority heard at Wednesday's rescheduled meeting, a second parcel of property in the air commerce park has been sold.

An 11-acre tract was purchased Nov. 7 by Orion Drilling Co., Corpus Christi, Texas, at a cost of $272,000. The initial purchase was five acres bought by AVERA Capital Partners, Houston, which plans to oversee construction of a building to house a company, Cactus Wellhead LLC, Houston.

According to information on AVERA's Website, Cactus Wellhead is an emerging leader in wellhead and valve business throughout the United States.

Joseph Goetz, Orion's district manager, attended the meeting. He told the authority the privately-held company fabricates, assembles, commissions and operates drilling rigs used to extricate natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale layers. Plans are to break ground in the spring to build a maintenance and office facility. There is a potential to employ up to 60 people he said in an interview following the meeting.

"We're looking to employ Pennsylvania people on the rigs. We will be holding a job fair Dec. 14 at CareerLink. We are specifically looking for rig hands. The ones that are selected will go to Texas to be trained and then will be working on the rigs located here in Pennsylvania." More...

R. Keith Wilcox, 85, of Highland St., Duke Center, PA

DUKE CENTER, PA - R. Keith Wilcox, 85, of Highland St. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2011) in his home with his loving wife and family, following a long illness.

Born Aug. 6, 1926, in Bradford, he was a son of Ronald and Rachel Freeman Wilcox. On April 26, 1952, in Duke Center E.U.B. Church he married Doris Jean Moore who survives.

Mr. Wilcox was a 1945 graduate of Otto High School and had resided in Duke Center his whole life.

Mr. Wilcox worked from 1945 to 1949 as a tool dresser for his father, Ronald Wilcox; he then served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1951 as a military policeman during the Korean War. He later worked for Kendall Oil Co. in Bradford in production and later in the plant as head operator in the M.E.K. Plant, retiring in 1989 after 36 years.

Mr. Wilcox was a member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church, the Quarter Century Club and the Otto Eldred High School Sports Boosters and helped build the first little league ball park. He loved gardening and working in his flower beds and with his flowering trees, hunting, fishing and following Otto-Eldred football and basketball and the Pittsburgh Steelers. After his retirement, he enjoyed feeding birds, deer and turkey. He especially enjoyed making his Alaskan vacation trip in 1996.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 59 years are two sons, David (Denise) Wilcox of Doylestown, PA and Donald (Connie Miceli) Wilcox of Duke Center; one daughter, Drenda (Jeffery) Duke of Duke Center; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two brothers, Roger (Sherri) Wilcox of Vienna, WV and Bruce Wilcox of Olean as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased in death by a grandchild, Mattew Wilcox; one sister, Jane Meeley; and a nephew, Jerry Meeley.

Friends may call Friday (Nov. 25, 2011) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred where on Saturday at 11 a.m. funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Gary Sheesely, pastor of the Duke Center United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church, the Otto Township Fire Department of the McKean County VNA and Hospice.

Mary C. Foley, 60, of Main Street, Eldred, PA

ELDRED, PA - Mary C. Foley, 60, of Main Street passed away Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2011) at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport following a long illness.

Born Jan. 14, 1951, in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Lloyd and Leda Boser Ackley. On July 7, 1978, in Portville, NY, she married Patrick A. Foley, who survives.

Mary was a 1969 graduate of Allegany (NY) High School and had resided in Eldred since 1979.
She worked in the cafeteria at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany for several years and at AVX Ceramics in Olean, also for several years.

Mrs. Foley was a member of St. Raphael's Church in Eldred and enjoyed being the local Avon representative. She also enjoyed reading, writing and drawing, as well as spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Benjamin (Trish Kirch) Foley of Colorado Springs, CO; a daughter, Bridget (Dwayne) Shaw of Rixford; four grandchildren, Arianna, Zoey, Isaac and Sophia Shaw; two brothers, Lloyd Ackley of Vestavia Hills, AL, and Henry Ackley of Salamanca, NY; four sisters, Rebecca (John) Mortenson of Sugar Grove, Valerie Ackley of Allegany, Cynthia (Wayne) Lombardo of North Tonawanda, NY, and Laura Ackley of Wellsville, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Wanda Bryer; and a brother, George Ackley.

Friends may call at St. Raphael's Church, First Street, Eldred, on Saturday (Nov. 26, 2011) from 1 to 2 p.m., at which time a memorial Mass will be held, with Father Thomas E. Brown as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth's Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to the Eldred Ambulance Fund.

Arrangements are under direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

Bruce Alan Hector, 54, of Smethport, PA

Smethport - Bruce Alan Hector, 54, of Smethport, died Tuesday (November 22, 2011) in the Buffalo VA Hospital, Buffalo, NY

He was born Sept. 11, 1957 in Camp Lejeune, NC, a son of Arthur O. and Frances M. McGavisk Hector.

Mr. Hector was a 1976 graduate of Smethport Area High School. He was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army, serving from 1980 to 1992.

Mr. Hector was a Truck Driver, employed by C.R. England Co.

He was a member of American Legion; Bucktail Post #138, Smethport and the VFW Post #212 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2432, both of Bradford.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by
two sisters: Karen Hector of Bradford, PA, Cynthia Hector of Pittsford, NY
grandmother, Edith Margetta of Smethport, PA.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 3 at 11:00 am at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.

Memorials may be made to the DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be left at

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

Question If Drilling Leases Will Void Mortgages

Officials Push for Clarity on Oil and Gas Leases
Friday, November 25, 2011

Federal lawmakers, bank regulators and law enforcement officials are broadening their efforts to ensure that the growing number of oil and gas leases being signed by landowners across the country comply with mortgage rules and do not create new risks for lenders, appraisers or landowners.

The efforts stem from mounting concern that mortgages may be invalidated by people's signing such leases without first getting permission from their banks.

Leases often allow certain activities, like storing hazardous waste on a property, that are expressly forbidden by mortgages because they can harm resale values. Such activities also violate rules set by institutions like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Farmer Mac, which buy mortgages from banks.

Banks have become increasingly reluctant to give mortgages for properties with gas leases on them. Lenders have predicted that the conflicts between leases and mortgage rules are not likely to lead to foreclosures, but are likely to result in new rules from local banks and additional hurdles to getting a home loan or refinancing an existing mortgage.

As a result, lawmakers and regulators have called for investigations -- and started their own -- to determine the scope of the problem and potential solutions.

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Vehicle Crash In Emporium Boro

Reporting vehicle on sidewalk, elderly female driver injured
11/25/2011 5:43:40 PM
5:59 pm--Request helicopter on standby
6:05 pm--Launch Stat 9 to CC High School
6:38 Helicopter airborne--units returning

Employees Needed At Roulette Library

Experience Works in conjunction with Roulette Library is interested in hiring up to 3 employees.

Interested individuals age 55+ are encouraged to contact Louise at Experience Works (570) 560-6400.

The library hours for the month of December will change slightly until employees can be hired.

Hours will be 9-5, 7 days per week with the exception of:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Close at 1pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Close at 3pm
Christmas Eve - Closed
Christmas Day - Closed
New Year's Eve - Closed

Mrs. Lillian B. Mezzelo, 82, of formerly of Bradford and Smethport, PA

Mrs. Lillian B. Mezzelo, 82, of formerly of Bradford and Smethport, passed away Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Erie, PA

Born December 14, 1928, in Cyclone, PA, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Carl and Margaret (Cotton) Swanson.

She was formerly married to Angelo J. Nuzzo who died April 2, 1984, and later married Anthony "Tony" Mezzelo, who died January 2, 1995.

She was a long-time member of St. Bernard’s Church in Bradford and St. Elizabeth's Church in Smethport.

She had been employed at Zippo Mfg where she retired in 1991, and volunteered for the Elf Fund. She, along with her husband Tony, wintered in Arizona, and was involved in missionary work on Indian reservations.

Surviving are two daughters, Anne Stephens of Erie, PA and Jenny Nuzzo of Loveland, OH,

Three sons, Joseph Nuzzo and David Nuzzo of Bradford and Angelo Nuzzo of Cleveland, OH one brother, David Swanson of Bradford and two sisters, Grace Yamamato of Shaker Heights, OH, and Patricia Ryan of Buffalo, NY, 14 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and one son, John Nuzzo, who passed away December 6, 1992.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, November 28, 2011, from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. on South Avenue where a prayer service will be held at 9:30am on Tuesday, November 29th followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernard Church, at 10am with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Mausoleum entombment will be in St Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Relay for Life, Elf Fund or charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Festival Of Lights Tonight At Coudersport Courthouse Square

Coudersport's Festival of Lights is celebrated Friday, November 25 at 6 PM at the courthouse square. Come see the lighting of the Christmas trees around the town square.

SANTA CLAUS arrives at 6:30 to meet & greet children in the gazebo. Free hot chocolate provided by Coudersport Chamber of Commerce.

Benefit Auction Saturday In Harrison Township Community Building

Austin Flood Of 1911 Book Makes An Incredible Christmas Gift

FREE 2 Hour PARKING In downtown Coudersport

Coudersport Borough and Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce is offering


In downtown Coudersport, starting November 22nd until December 24th.

This year the bags that are usually placed over the meters are not available. We request that two hour time limit be respected so that all residents and local shoppers may benefit from the annual gesture. We hope you all have a wonderful Holiday.

Early Morning Crash In Galeton Friday

Galeton Emergency personnel were awakened this morning at 5:29 am when they were dispatched to a report of a vehicle into a pole with wires down on West Street near the Industrial Park. Electric crews were summoned. The last unit cleared the scene at 8:16 am.

Vito Joseph DeCarlo, 83, of, Port Allegany, PA

Port Allegany - Vito Joseph DeCarlo, 83, of, Port Allegany, died Friday (November 25, 2011) at his home in Port Allegany.

He was born Sept. 27, 1928 in Brant, NY, a son of Angelo and Katherine Mecca DeCarlo.

Mr. DeCarlo was a North Collins High School graduate and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Mr. DeCarlo worked on his family farm in Florida and later as a truck driver. He also worked as a mechanic and owned and operated DeCarlo’s Pontiac in Coudersport, PA.

He is survived by

three sons: Michael (Tamika Appleby) J. DeCarlo of Port Allegany, PA, David (Georgeanna) DeCarlo of Port Allegany, PA, Mark (Tammy) W. Higgins of Coudersport, PA

12 grandchildren

two sisters: Carmella Schievitti of Buffalo, NY, Josephine Clayback of Buffalo, NY

one brother: Vincent DeCarlo of Dunkirk, NY

Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Monday Nov. 28, 201, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc 105 N Main St. Port Allegany, PA. A Christian Wake service will be held at 1:45 pm Monday in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday Nov 29, 2011 in St Gabriel's Church with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be in the St Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany. Military Honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice 1001East Second St. Coudersport, PA 16915. Online condolence may be made at

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

William E. Plowman, 71, of 482 Lambert Dr. Bradford, PA

William E. Plowman, 71, of 482 Lambert Dr. Bradford, passed away Friday, November 25th, 2011 at the Bradford Manor.

Born September 28, 1940, in Bradford, he was a son of the late William A. and Esther (Yount) Plowman. He was raised in Rew by the late Fred and Rhea Moore. He was a 1960 graduate of Bradford High School.

On September 30, 1961 United Brethren Church in Olean he married Beverly (Anderson) Plowman who survives.

Bill was a member of First Wesleyan Church, a former Sunday School Superintendent, Usher and served on the board of directors. He was a former member of the Rew Volunteer Fire Department where he served as President and Fire Chief

He was employed at Quaker State Oil Company for 26 years.

Surviving in addition to his wife Beverly he is survived by three daughters; Brenda (Dave) Morgan of Rew, Elizabeth (Bill Swanson) Soyke of Bradford and Belinda (Mark Dunlap) Plowman of Lewis Run, 12 grandchildren: Brandon Plowman, Michelle Schaming, Tara Schaming, Becky Plowman, Sarah Plowman, Jamine Matthew Hanson, Tyler Soyke, Brooke Soyke, Alex Soyke, Mackenzie Dunlap, Logan Dunlap, and Cameron Dunlap, three great grandchildren Brayden Plowman, Casey Soyke and Owen Blauser.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son William A. Plowman, two brothers Robert Abrams and Glen Abrams.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday November 28, 2011 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. at which time funeral and committal will be held with Rev. Fred Moore pastor of the Rew United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First Wesleyan Church the SPCA or the charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Join Olga's For Small Business Saturday And Get A $25.00 American Express Credit

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there's the 2nd
annual Small Business Saturday, the day people support small businesses.

Pledge to Shop Small on Nov 26th. If millions of Americans shop small, it
will be huge.

American Express wants to help you make a difference. Get a one-time $25 statement credit when you register an eligible American Express® Card and use that Card for a purchase of $25 or more at Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro or Yarn at Olga's this Saturday, November 26th.

You can register your card at .

Coon Dog Lost In Canfield Hollow Area Near Eldred

I have lost my Coon dog on Wednesday the 23 in the Canfield Hollow of Eldred Pa.

He is very friendly. Could you please post this on your site?

If anyone finds him can they call Don at 814-558-7502

Margaret Rose Connelly of Westfield, Pa., and formerly of Bucks County

Margaret Rose Connelly of Westfield, Pa., and formerly of Bucks County, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at her home. She was 80.

Margaret was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Joseph and Edith (Carter) Waldron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Connelly on Dec. 4, 1979.

Margaret was a member of the St. John the Baptist Church in Ottsville.

Her favorite pastime was gardening.

Margaret is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Ruth Connelly of Harrison Valley, Pa., Patrick and Pauline Connelly of Bethlehem, Pa., and Daniel and Linda Connelly of Plumsteadville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and John Broderick of Syreville, N.J., and Kathleen and Clark Taylor of Walnutport, Pa.; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Annie Waldron of Bensalem; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith Waldron of Cornwells Heights, Dorothy Rafferty of Bristol, and Frances and William Zuchero of Tullytown; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at St. John the Baptist Parish Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Ottsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Margaret's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, Mansfield, Pa.

Please join us at Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro

Please join us at Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro for a relaxed & more
traditional holiday shopping, dining, & entertainment experience. You'll
avoid the traffic & hustle & bustle, enjoy some good coffee, house-baked
holiday cookies, & take advantage of some great bargains too.

I've been extremely busy with a lot of new one-of-a-kind Christmas
creations & holiday art decor. Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro is decorated
like it never has been before. It's truly a bright, festive & magical

John & I wish you & your family a very happy & blessed Thanksgiving. We hope you celebrate this holiday season with art, creativity, & Olga's.


Revenue Department Reminds Cyber Monday Shoppers to Pay Use Tax

Revenue Department Reminds Cyber Monday Shoppers to Pay Use Tax

Harrisburg – Shoppers planning to take advantage of Cyber Monday Internet sales
on Nov. 28 are reminded to check receipts for sales tax charges, and save purchase
records not reflecting sales tax to facilitate payment of use tax in the new year,
Department of Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser said today.

“Many online retailers do not collect sales tax, and some even falsely advertise that products can be purchased online tax-free,” said Meuser. “When sales tax isn’t collected by the seller on a taxable item or service, it becomes the purchaser’s
responsibility – by law – to report and remit use tax.”

Though use tax has been on the books since 1953, when sales tax was first codified
in Pennsylvania, many taxpayers are unaware of use tax liabilities.

In an effort to raise awareness about use tax obligations and encourage voluntary
compliance with use tax law, beginning with tax year 2011, the department is
simplifying the use tax reporting and payment process by adding a use tax line to
the PA-40 Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax Return.

Taxpayers will be able to
easily report and pay use tax annually using padirectfile, Fed/State e-File or the paper PA-40 beginning in January.

“It’s a matter of fairness,” Meuser said. “Pennsylvania businesses – those who
employ our residents, pay state and local taxes and support our communities – are put at a 6 or 7 or 8 percent competitive disadvantage against out-of-state
businesses when sales or use tax is not paid on taxable items purchased online.”

As the popularity of Internet and mail-order shopping grows among Pennsylvania
residents, individual consumers’ use tax compliance will facilitate fair and equitable tax collection and level the playing field among e-commerce retailers and Pennsylvania’s brick-and-mortar stores.

Taxpayers are encouraged to visit for more
information about use tax, including resources for determining when use tax is due and instructions for remitting the tax.

Pennsylvania electronic and paper income tax reporting options for tax year
2011will become available in mid-January 2012.

Bolivar woman transported to hospital after steering failure

Bolivar woman transported to hospital after steering failure in car



Thursday, November 24, 2011

Homeowner Shoots Man Breaking Into Home

Man fatally shot in home invasion
Thursday, November 24, 2011

A man shot while attempting an apparent home invasion early this morning in Centerville, Washington County, died from a single gunshot wound, county coroner Tim Warco reported in a news release.

Elijah J. Malanosky, address unknown, was shot by the property owner about 4:30 a.m. after the owner awoke to the noise of someone breaking into his home on National Pike.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:04 a.m.

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Hope, Healing & Strength for Those Who Grieve

Hope, Healing & Strength for Those Who Grieve

Perhaps you have lost a loved one and are finding it difficult to cope
with the void, the pain, and the loss. Give yourself a gift this holiday
season; some time for hope, healing and strength. Consider coming to A
Day of Prayer and Reflection for the Grieving.

This day of prayer and reflection will be held at Saint Eulalia's Parish
Center, 6 East Maple St. in Coudersport on Saturday, December 17 from
10:00AM until 1:00PM. There will be a presentation, discussions, prayer,
hymns, and lunch will be served.

Please register before Tuesday, December 13 by calling Judy at 814-274-9375.

Port FD Dispatched To Set Up Landing Zone

LZ For Mercyflight
At 10:45 pm on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to set up a landing zone at the Port Allegany High School for Mercyflight. Port Allegany Ambulance and Medic 16 are transferring a medical patient.

Girl Scouts To Collect For Food Bank On December 3rd In Coudersport

Coudersport Area Girl Scouts will be collecting
canned goods for the local Food Bank on December 3, 2011 at Jubilee and Costa's from 10 am to 3 pm. Please come and support your local Girl Scouts.
Thank you.

Actor(s) Put Live Calf In Ulysses Woman's Car

Unknown actor(s) put a live calf inside a Bingham Township woman's vehicle between Monday at 3:00 pm and Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Anyone with information on who placed the live calf in Trisha R. Thompson's car at 20 Cinder Hill Road, Ulysses, PA, or anyone missing a calf, please contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Trooper Roger McCloskey is the investigator.

Eldred Resident Asks Help Finding Person(s) Who Shot Pet Ducks

Some unknown actor(s) shot and killed two pet ducks in the yard on Bardon Brook Road in Eldred,Pa at 2:30 am Thursday morning. This was in close proximity to houses and about 25 feet off road.

Please contact P.S.P in Kane at 814-778-5555 if you have any info.

Roulette Ambulance To Bowhunter's Drive

At 4:23 pm on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Bowhunters Drive in Roulette for a medical emergency.

Former Harrison Valley Woman Facing Marihuana Charges

An Elkland woman was charged in District Court yesterday with Possession of Marihuana and related Paraphernalia as a result of an incident on May 1, 2011 in Harrison Township.

Shy-la Michelle King, of Elkland, PA, was found to be in possession of marihuana and related paraphernalia at her former residence at 202 Pleasant Valley Road, (Lower apartment), in Harrison Township.

Corporal Jacob Rothermel of PSP Coudersport filed the charges in District Court 55-4-03 on 11-23-2011.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Wishing All Of Our Wonderful Readers A Very Happy Thanksgiving.
Jim, Cynthia and Family

CCMH community health education events

December 3 - Childbirth Preparation Class. Instructor: Jennifer Middaugh, Certified Nurse Midwife, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Coudersport Wellness Center. Cost: $40. To register call 814-274-7101.

December 7 - AWAKE Workshop. “Sleep Disorders Management” by Beverly Prince, MD, 6 –7 p.m., Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s main conference room.

December 7 - Community Blood Bank blood drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s main conference room. Walk-ins are welcome. All blood donations supply local patients. For more information visit

December 14 - Free Mammograms will be offered for uninsured / underinsured women age 40 and over at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Women’s Health Center in Coudersport. The screenings are funded by the Twin Tiers Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Call 814-274-8200 to schedule a mammogram.

December 16 - Osteoporosis Heel Screenings 1-3 p.m., Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Center in Coudersport. Cost $10. To register call 814-274-8200.

Seepage Investigation Requires Draw Down Of Tamarack Lake Near Meadville

Crawford County’s Tamarack Lake Partially Drawn Down

By Eric Levis

Harrisburg, PA — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it will partially draw down Crawford County’s Tamarack Lake by approximately four feet in order to perform engineering investigations.

“A recent site inspection revealed seepage through the dam at the northern end of the lake,” said Dan Leonard, director of the PFBC Bureau of Engineering. “After consulting with dam safety officials at the Department of Environmental Protection, the decision was made to begin a controlled partial drawdown of the lake. We recognize the lake is a popular attraction, but we must ensure first and foremost that the facility remains safe for public use.”

PFBC engineers began lowering the lake yesterday and are expected to finish by Nov. 28. Anglers can continue to fish at the lake during the drawdown, and the lake will remain open to public use after the water level is lowered.

Leonard said that PFBC engineers will continue to monitor the lake throughout the winter to see if lowering the water level stops the seepage which was observed.

Located in Crawford County, Tamarack Lake is a 562-acre reservoir located three miles southeast of Meadville. The lake is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and maintained by the Fish and Boat Commission for public fishing and boating. The reservoir is unique because there are dams at both ends of the reservoir with a shallow area in the middle. Maximum depth in the lake is only about 13 feet.

This is the second time the lake is being drawn down because of structural issues with the dams. In early spring 1999, Tamarack Lake was completely drained so that safety modifications could be made to the outlet structures on both dams. The modifications were completed in the summer of 1999 and the reservoir was fully refilled by the spring of 2000.


Four Star Import & Distribution Inc. Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish

Four Star Import & Distribution Inc Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish

Caribbean Rum Balls Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In "Rum Balls"

King And Prince Seafood Corp. Issues Voluntary Recall Notice On Nova Style Cold Smoked Salmon And Sable Fish Lox, Salmon Sushi Fillets, And Salmon Trim Because Of Possible Health Risk

Benefit Auction Saturday In Harrison Township Community Building

Austin Flood Of 1911 Book Makes An Incredible Christmas Gift

MVA in Kane

MVA in Kane
At 12:45 am on Thursday, Kane Fire & EMS are responding to a MVA at Wetmore & Poplar Streets. Police are on scene.

MVA South Of Port Allegany

MVA South Of Port Allegany
At 12:40 am on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulance with Medic 16 has been dispatched to Rt. 155 South of Port Allegany for a motor vehicle accident. A car is reported into a guard rail several miles south of Port.

It's Ladies Night At Cimino's Hardware On Saturday, November 26th

Pills Stolen From Pike Township Residence

A theft of pills from a residence at 168 Red Angus Lane in Pike Township between November 7 and November 20 has been reported to State Police.

Amanda Alan told troopers unknown actor(s) stole her pills.

Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at Coudersport. Trooper Derek Weaver is the investigator.

2 Camps Broken Into On Gardeau Road

A burglary on the Gardeau Road discovered on November 18th is under investigation by State Police at Coudersport.

Unknown actors forced entry into the Bear Trackers Camp and D-J Lodge by kicking in the doors. Once inside the unknown actor(s) removed multiple items and then fled the scene.

The camps, located .4 miles from the intersection with Rt. 155 are in Keating Township, Potter County. Michael Joseph Bellon of 127 Perry Hite Road, Greensburg, PA, is the owner of the Bear Trackers camp. The other camp owner is unknown.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Timothy W. Mix is the investigator.

Game Camera Stolen In Eldred Township

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, someone stole a game camera at 695 Barnum Road, about 850 feet south of Artline Road in Eldred Townshp, McKean County.

Dale Smith of Eldred, PA, told troopers individual(s) removed a Cuddleback Attack Game Camera affixed to a tree after damaging the Cuddleback Attack Cuddlesafe metal mounting unit from the driveway located at 695 Barnum Road, then fleeing in an unknown direction.

Gustin's Auto & Truck Service In Roulette, PA

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Edward A. “Ed” Rinehults, Sr., 70, of Coudersport, formerly of Cuba, NY

Edward A. Rinehults, Sr.

COUDERSPORT, PA----Edward A. “Ed” Rinehults, Sr., 70, of Coudersport, formerly of Cuba, NY, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, after a long illness.

Born October 15, 1941 in Little Genesee, NY, he was a son of Chester and Virginia Higby Rinehults. On June 24, 1989 in Cuba, at the Gazebo, he married Jill L. Davison, who survives.

Ed was a 1960 graduate of Bolivar High School, Bolivar, NY. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from 1960 to 1963 in Ethiopia, attaining the rank of Buck Sergeant. After his discharge from the Army, Ed worked for the National Security Agency (NSA).

Later he was employed as an industrial x-ray technician in Baltimore, Maryland. Following that he was employed by Key Bank in Olean, as head teller. After his employment at the bank, he attended the Jamestown Community College nursing program in Olean and was later employed as a unit clerk at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport until his retirement.

He was a ham radio enthusiast, having built his own radios. He loved to build and fly remote control airplanes. He loved to play his guitar and sing with his friends and his mama. He was a member of the American Radio Relay League.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Deborah Dickie of Pennsylvania; a son, Edward A. Rinehults, Jr. of Pennsylvania; three stepdaughters, Valerie L. (Jim) Cline of Cuba, Jeanette E. (Christopher) Smith of Eldred, and Brenda S. (Sam) Austin of Rushford, NY; sixteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chester (Sarah) Rinehults of Charlotte, NC and Gary (Melanie) Rinehults of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by a sister, Joan Mullen.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time funeral services will follow. The Rev. Larry A. Poelma, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Cuba, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship, NY.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Bus Shooter Turns Himself In

Bus Shooter Turns Himself In

A 59-year-old Randolph man has turned himself into authorities after accidentally shooting a school bus Monday morning.

William Squire turned himself in this afternoon.

He is charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and a DEC violation of firing a shot across a highway.

The school bus was hit while traveling along Route 241 in Conewango Monday morning.

None of the 35 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade or the bus driver were injured.

Indian Creek house robbed

Indian Creek house robbed today

By Joel Gilfert -- News Correspondent -- Mt. Jewett Echo

Indian Creek house robbed today! My brother Jim's house was broken into today in broad daylight between 8 am and noon and his metal gun safe, with about a dozen rifles, shotguns, pistols and bows taken. Along with my niece's laptop, jewelry, and some money.

A pickup was seen in his driveway and speeding up Indian Creek towards NY.

Anyone with information contact the PA State Police Kane barracks!

Thankfully no harm was done to his dog and puppy in the home. More news...

Galeton Habitat House Update

Habitat For Humanity Update


We would like to try to schedule a work day on Saturday, November 26th, 2011 beginning at 8:00 a.m. We realize it is over the Thanksgiving Holiday, but here are some areas of work that we need to get done as soon as possible:

We need to finish stuccoing the basement wall so that we can get the backfill finished around the house.

The ridge vent and cap shingles need to be put on the roof.

We need to finish the soffit and facia on the house before the siding can be put on.

We would like to get the west end of the house sided so that we can get the electric service hooked up on that end.

That is the list for now although there is always more that can be completed. Please come and volunteer if you can.

Thank you in advance -
Jim and Charlotte Blain