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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Roulette Ambulance To West Branch Fishing Creek

At 10:44 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 responded to the West Branch of Fishing Creek for a medical emergency.


Roulette Ambulance To Oak Lane

At 9:21 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Oak Lane for unresponsive person.

Marilyn J. Slaugenhaupt, 63, of Route 155, Port Allegany, PA

Marilyn J. Slaugenhaupt, 63, of Route 155, Port Allegany, PA, passed away Friday (Dec. 2, 2011) in UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.

Born January 1, 1948, in St. Mary’s, PA, she was a daughter of Roy E. and Hazel E. Cleaveland Wertz. On June 25, 1966, in Eldred, PA, she married Joseph P. Slaugenhaupt, who survives.

Marilyn was a lifetime resident of the area and attended the First Baptist Church, and Port Allegany Alliance Church both of Port Allegany.

She enjoyed the outdoors, playing cards and most craft activities.

Surviving in addition to her husband Joseph, are two daughters, Tammy L. Slaugenhaupt of Port Allegany, Sussie A. (Caleb) Slaugenhaupt Hitt of Marietta, OH; a son, Joseph P. (Tammy) Slaugenhaupt, Jr. of Bradford; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy E. Wertz, Jr. of Roulette, two sisters, Brenda J. Triplett and Joan L. (Ivan) Freer both of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and baby sister, Janice Marie Wertz.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 6, 2011) with Rev. Joseph Beckley, and Rev. Michael Culver co-officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred, PA.

Memorials can be made to Port Area Ambulance or Port Allegany Senior Center.

One Car MVA On Route 155 South Of Port Allegany

MVA South Of Port A. On Rt. 155
At 8:05 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept., Port Ambulance and Medic 16 have been dispatched to a report of a one car motor vehicle accident on Route 155 , 2 miles south of the Veterans Club.

The caller reported a car over the embankment into the ditch, unknown if any injuries.

Medic 16 cancelled on scene. Port Allegany police on scene pending arrival of State Police.

Woman Killed In Rt. 219 Crash Friday Night In Lafayette Township

An 18 year old woman was killed and four others in the vehicle were injured Friday night at 8:29 pm when their 2001 Nissan Pathfinder hit ice on Route 219 South of Route 59 in Lafayette Township, went over an embankment, rolled over and struck a tree.

Courtney O'Bryan, 18, of Huntington, NY, a backseat passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by McKean County Coroner Michael Cahil of Bradford, PA.

The others injured in the crash are:

Jonathan Edwards, 20, of Dumfries, VA, the driver, was wearing a seatbelt. Minor injuries.

Christopher Toner, 21, of Bethel Park, PA, front seat passenger, seatbelted. Moderate injuries.

Jena Pardhan, 18, of Plainview, NY
, backseat passenger, no seatbelt. Moderate injuries.

Laura Bronstein, 19, of Maple Glen, PA, backseat passenger, no seatbelt. Moderate injuries.

Trooper Theodore Race, of the Pennsylvania State Police Kane Station, in a news release tonight said the crash occurred as the Nissan was traveling north on Route 219. While negotiating a turn in the roadway, they encountered an ice covered roadway. The Nissan slid off the east berm of the road and traveled down an embankment where it rolled over and then struck a tree.

Passenger Courtney O'Bryan was ejected from the vehicle when it struck the tree and came to rest outside the vehicle. She died at the scene.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Lafayette Fire Department and the McKean County District Attorney's Office. At least one patient was transported to the Bradford Airport by ambulance where they met a medical helicopter.

The investigation is continuing and further details will be released when appropriate according to the news release.

As posted in

Five Penn State students on a trip to solicit donations for THON, a student-run philanthropy at the University, were involved in a motor vehicle accident Friday evening that killed one of the students.

Courtney O’Bryan, an 18-year-old freshman from Huntington, NY, was a passenger of a car on its way to Buffalo, N.Y., when the vehicle reportedly hit a patch of “black ice” and flipped over. The accident occurred in McKean County and state police responded to the scene. There are few details available at this time.

“This is devastating news. We are all tremendously saddened to learn of the death of a student and deeply concerned for those who knew Courtney,” said Joe Puzycki, assistant vice president for Student Affairs. “Our hearts go out to her family and friends. We are reaching out to the parents of these students and all of the student body at this time. We’re urging students to take the utmost caution in their travels for any purpose.”

The driver and other passengers of the car have been hospitalized with various injuries. These include:

– Jena Pardhan, 18, who was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center and is expected to be released shortly;

– Lauren Bronstein, 19, who was transported to Penn Medical Center where she will undergo surgery;

– John Edwards, 20, who was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center and is expected to be released; and

– Chris Toner, 21, who is in Kane Community Hospital with various non-life threatening injures. He is reported to be doing well.

The students were part of a group of sororities and fraternities heading to various destinations in Pennsylvania and neighboring states as part of a second weekend of “canning” for donations for THON. The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $78 million for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Several weekends a year are designated as “canning” weekends, where students solicit donations in communities across the region.

Penn State has been in touch with parents of the canners involved in the accident and the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) unit will be holding counseling sessions for various groups across campus. Students who are affected by this accident are urged to contact CAPS or attend the sessions. More information on the CAPS sessions will be available later today (Saturday). The CANHELP crisis line at 800-643-5432 also is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Additional information about the accident and those involved will be reported as details become available.

Lisa Powers, Penn State University

A Dickens Of A Christmas In Wellsboro, PA

Photo of Nancy Bradley and Maxine Harrison of Galeton with one of the street Santa’s at Wellsboro’s Dickens of a Christmas

Sharon Hand from Wellsville, NY Is A Winner

On the third day of Christmas

my truelove gave to me...

a Family Fun Night basket

with a tag on it that says

"Sharon Hand from Wellsville, NY" won me!!!!!!

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Palmer Street

At 3:30 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have responded to a medical emergency on Palmer Street in the Boro.

ATV's Recovered From Thefts In NY & PA /2 Men Jailed

State Police in Amity make arrests in recent burglaries

The New York State Police in Amity arrested two subjects relative to a recent rash of burglaries in the southeast portion of Allegany County and northern Pennsylvania.

Numerous thefts of ATVS and other property have been occurring since September of 2011.

Ronnie L. Farrow Jr., 25 years old, from the town of Willing was arrested for two counts of Burglary 3rd Degree in the T/Wellsville, 3 counts of Burglary 3rd 2 counts of Grand Larceny 4th and Petit Larceny in the town of Andover, 2 counts of Burglary 3rd, 1 count of Grand Larceny 3rd and 1 count of Grand Larceny 4th in the T/Willing, and 1 count of Burglary 3rd in the T/Alma.

Joshua D. Milne-Dunne, 26 years old, from the town of Willing was arrested for Grand Larceny 3rd and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd in the T/Willing.

Numerous items of stolen property were recovered which included 5 ATV’s, lawn mowers, tools and proceeds from burglaries that occurred in New York and Pennsylvania.

The defendants were arraigned in the village of Andover Court and remanded to the Allegany County jail.

Set Up LZ For Medical Helicopter

At 2:45 pm on Saturday, Emporium Fire Dept. has been dispatched to set up a landing zone at the country club for a medical helicopter coming in.

Gary O. Trask, 61, of Shinglehouse, PA

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA - Gary O. Trask, 61, of Shinglehouse passed away Monday (Nov. 28, 2011) at the Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness.

Born July 2, 1950, in Kane, he was a son of Leon "Spike" and Helen Anderson Trask. On Feb. 10, 1973, in St. George Catholic Church, Erie, he married Gretchen Kitza, who survives.
Gary was a 1968 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School in Duke Center and had resided in Shinglehouse since 1973.

He was employed for 37 years at Pittsburgh Corning Corp. in Port Allegany as an electrician before his retirement in 2007.

Gary was a member of the Bolivar (N.Y.) Country Club and the National Rifle Association. He loved hunting, golf and traveling, as well as following NASCAR and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Barrett (Lisa) Trask of Lafayette, Col., and Leslie Trask of Erie; three grandchildren, Sasha, Jade and Reed Trask; three brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Trask of Eldred, David (Jamie) Trask of Smethport and Neil (Carol) Trask of Eldred; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, on Saturday (Dec. 3, 2011) from noon to 2 p.m. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Russell J. Horning officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Small Jack Russell Terrier type dog found

Small Jack Russell Terrier type dog found in
Troupe/Kio Road Area. Call 274-0383.

Man Fell From Ladder in Austin

At 12:26 pm on Saturday, Austin Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Garrison Street in Austin to assist a 65 year old man who fell approximately 6 feet from a ladder.

Judge Minor Sentences Man To 34 to 68 Years For Drug Dealing

Snyder gets 34 to 68 years in drug ring case

By Brian Quinn

COUDERSPORT, Pa. —The Whitesville man who led a $2 million drug ring was sentenced to 34 to 68 years in prison this week.

In Potter County Court Wednesday, President Judge Stephen P.B. Minor also fined David Snyder $175,000, according to Senior Deputy Attorney General Patrick Leonard.

A jury found Snyder guilty Oct. 18 of the following charges: four counts of delivery of a controlled substance; two counts of delivery/possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; and one count each of criminal conspiracy to deliver cocaine, criminal conspiracy to deliver heroin and dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities. More...

Surface Water Withdrawal In Pine Creek Authorized By DEP

Authorization ID: 873719
Permit number: E5329-007
Authorization type: Water Obstruction & Encroachment Joint Pmt
Application type: New
Authorization is for: FACILITY
Date received: 04/01/2011
Status: Issued 11/28/2011

Man Shot In Salamanca House

Shooting in Salamanca

A man was shot several times Friday night in Salamanca.

Police say 22-year-old Vincent Harris of Buffalo was shot inside a home on East State Street, then jumped out a window and ran down the street.

Police and paramedics were notified about the shooting and Harris was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC.

Police couldn’t find anyone at the East State Street house, where they are collecting evidence and continuing to investigate.Posted by Anne at 1490 NewsBlog

Break-In at Elk County Car Wash

Break-In at Elk County Car Wash

Someone did more than $1,000 worth of damage to an Elk County car wash earlier this week.

State police say sometime between 7 o’clock Tuesday night and 7 o’clock Wednesday morning someone used force to enter the Paper City Car Wash along Route 219, and also broke into a change machine on the outside of the building.

Damage is estimated at $1,100.

Amish Men Who Cut Hair Could Face Life In Prison

Amish suspects held without bail

Federal grand jury could take up cases

By ADAM FERRISE - Staff reporter ( ,
Tribune Chronicle |

YOUNGSTOWN - Three accused members of a group of Amish men who conducted a series of hair-cutting attacks on members of different Amish communities, including one man who investigators claim confessed to leading the September attack on a Mesopotamia family, were ordered Friday to be held without bail.

Eli M. Miller, 53, and Levi F. Miller, 32, both of Bergholtz, and Lester S. Mullet, 26, of Hammondsville, the son of the group's alleged leader Samuel Mullet Sr., all waived preliminary and detention hearings Friday morning before U.S. Northern District Magistrate George J. Limbert.

Limbert ruled that all three men be held without bail and that the cases could be presented to a federal grand jury that could charge the trio and four other men with committing hate crimes - a charge that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. More...

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Bells Run Road

At 8:59 am on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 10 have been dispatched to Bells Run Road for a medical emergency.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Vocal Art Ensemble will present a free holiday concert at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby in Blaisdell Hall.

The ensemble will perform a varied program that includes arrangements of “Carol of the Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Feliz Navidad,” as well as Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” and a selection from the musical “Rent.” The concert will end with a brief carol sing-along.

There will be four solo performances by member of the ensemble. Nyssa Brumagin, an interdisciplinary arts major from North Warren, will sing “The Turtledove.” Andrew Howarth, a criminal justice major from Marlton, N.J., will sing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Carnell Lawson, a broadcast communications major from Trainer, will sing “Give Love on Christmas Day,” and Daniel Robinson, nursing major from Gifford, will sing “O Holy Night.”

Two other students, both studying voice with Regina Gabriel, will also perform solos. Kim Jackson, a biology major from Henrietta, N.Y., will perform “Here Amid the Shady Woods” and Elizabeth Schwab, a business management major from Duke Center, will sing “Two Marionettes.”

For disability related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Service at (814)-362-7609 or

Photo of Dan Robinson, a nursing major from Gifford, performs during last year’s vocal arts ensemble holiday concert. Robinson and other students will perform holiday selections at lunchtime Thursday in Blaisdell Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Fatal Crash CLOSES Quehanna Highway Saturday Morning

Address: 18052 QUEHANNA HWY
12/3/2011 7:56:23 AM
Woman died in Rollover Crash

UPDATE FROM WESB--Woman Dies in Rollover

A Milesburg woman died Saturday morning in a one vehicle accident on Quehanna Highway in Elk County.

State Police say an SUV, driven by 24 year-old Tearany Lucas, failed to negotiate a curve, went off the roadway in Benezette Township and rolled over several times.

Lucas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Potter County Taxes To Rise 1 Mill

Potter County Taxes Going Up

By Gerri Miller
Black Forest Broadcasting

Potter County Property owners will be paying more in taxes next year following action by the commissioners yesterday raising taxes by one mill, the first increase in several years.

Chairman Doug Morley explained that criminal justice costs were the driving force in making the increase necessary along with a requirement that the county contribute to the pension plan which suffered a hit this year in the stock market. The county is required by law to contribute whatever funds are necessary to bring the plan up to a certain level when its earnings fall below that level.

Commissioner Paul Heimel commended Chairman Morley and Chief Clerk Kathy Majot for the work in preparing the proposed budget. Heimel said he and fellow commissioner Susan Kefover studied the proposal this week, looking for additional ways to cut expenses and found that it was already a lean spending plan with no other areas to cut.

He also commended county department heads for keeping expenses as low as possible but concurred with Morley that criminal justice costs drove the plan. Heimel noted jail expenses alone, went from $1,000,000 in 2011 to an estimated $1.4 million next year—some of that due to an increase in crimes committed by female suspects as they have to be housed in other counties.

An upcoming murder trial will also impact the county’s resources.

The 2012 millage will be 14.55. Chairman Morley said the budget will be available for public view starting December 9 and will be adopted on December 29.

Prior to the vote, the board accepted a bid from Northwest Savings Bank for the tax anticipation note with an unprecedented interest rate of 1.49%, the lowest submitted. Bids were also received from Citizens and Northern, 2.75%; First Citizens, 2.75%; First National Bank of Port Allegany, 1.99 %. The board also approved a resolution allowing the tax anticipation loan. More local/regional news...

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Hours At The Maple Tree In Downtown Coudersport

Whispering Evergreens Christmas Trees

Daytime/Evening Help Wanted In Galeton & Coudersport Areas

Genesee Township Teen Drank Alcoholic Beverage

Just after midnight Friday morning, Troopers responded to a report of an 18 year old having consumed an alcoholic beverage at 140 Elllisburg Road, Genesee Township, Potter County.

Cody Wight, 18, of that address was charged in District Court 55-4-01 for Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage in a non-traffic citation.

Wire/Light Bulbs Stolen From Camp In Keating Township

State Police are investigating an incident where copper wiring was cut from the exterior of a camp as well as theft of light bulbs, that occurred between May 31 and December 2, 2011..

The camp is owned by Brion Benjamin, 47, of 114 Merkle Road, Bechtelsville, PA and the camp is located off Gas Well Road in Keating Township, Potter County.

Anyone who knows who did it can contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Derrick Watters is the investigator.

Prayer/Candlelight Vigil for Nieko Lisi Sunday In Hornell, NY

Prayer/Candlelight Vigil for Nieko Lisi

Sunday, December 4, 2011

5:00 P.M.

23 Genesee Street, Hornell, New York.
( Across from Post Office)

Nieko Lisi has been missing since September 30th, 2011. We, Nieko's family are looking for any credible, verifiable information leading to him. Nieko is just under 6ft tall, muscular build, has three tatoos, chinese writing on back of left arm, two religious type on abs of Jesus and angels. We LOVE YOU NIEKO!! We need to hear your voice.

This fine buck was killed by Zach Roberts of McCrea Brook, Eldred, Pa.

This fine buck was killed by Zach Roberts of McCrea Brook, Eldred, Pa.

Dakota Shot A Bear Today

Dakota Caskey Shot this female Bear on 12/02/2011 around 2:30pm.

The bear was killed in Hebron Twp, Potter County.

Estimated weight is 150+ lbs.

He shot the bear using his 30-06.

Dakota and his Grandfather were hunting together when he took it.

Congratulations Dakota.

Love Dad.

Sharpsville 35--Port Allegany 33 In Playoffs

Sharpsville remains undefeated this season with a win over the Port Allegany Gators in playoff action at SlipperyRock University Friday night.

Port Allegany was ahead 26 to 13 at the end of the first half, with Sharpsville coming back in the second half to win by 2 points, 35 to 33, as the clock ran out.

Structure Fire In St. Marys

Address: 217 RIGHTMEYER ST
12/2/2011 9:03:32 PM

Football Playoffs: Port Allegany 26--Sharpsville 13 At End Of First Half

Port Allegany leads Sharpsville 26 to 13
at the end of the first half
at Slippery Rock University Field.

3rd quarter comeback Sharpsville 27- Port Allegany 26

Currently 35-33

Click link below for live broadcast.


Fall Commencement Scheduled at Penn State DuBois

Fall Commencement Scheduled at Penn State DuBois

DuBOIS – The public and all members of the campus community, family, and friends, are welcome to attend Fall Commencement Ceremonies at Penn State DuBois. The ceremony is planned for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, in Hiller Auditorium.

This Fall's commencement speaker will be Jim Baker. Baker is a vice president and commercial lender for CNB Bank, a $1.4 billion dollar bank headquartered in Clearfield. He is also president of the DuBois Educational Foundation, the advisory board which provides financial and administrative support to Penn State DuBois. Baker also serves as the treasurer of DuFast, the area joint transportation authority, and on the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Credit Committee.

The public is also invited to attend a reception in the Lion's Den Café immediately following the commencement ceremonies. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thompson Announces Changes to Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

Thompson Announces Changes to Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

Urges Applicants to Familiarize with Notification Timeline, Changes to Award Procedures

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that changes have been made to the Fiscal Year 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program award procedures, according to U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson. General information, including modifications to the 2011 award process and a projected notification timeline, are provided below.

“We anticipate that award announcements will start sometime around the beginning of the new year and continue on a rolling basis through 2012 until all AFG funds have been awarded,” said Rep. Thompson. “As FEMA moves forward with grant notifications, I urge all applicants to familiarize themselves with the award notification process and other new procedural modifications in order to avoid unnecessary delays. Specifically – remember to monitor the email that was used to submit the grant application.”

· If your application is approved for award, the primary contact will receive a single e-mail notification from; a copy of this message will be sent to the organization’s AFG Mail Center. This is only notification that the applicant organization will receive.

· No preliminary questionnaires will be sent to applicants that are being considered for award.
In previous years, FEMA Grants Management Specialists (GMS) distributed questionnaires to applicants that were being considered for award. From now on, GMS will contact only those applicants from whom clarifying information is needed.

· Applicants will be required to formally ACCEPT or DECLINE their awards within 30 days of the date of notification. The award will not be final until the primary contact formally accepts the award using the e-Grant Application system. Instructions on how this must be done will be provided in the Award Notice.

· If the primary contact does not formally accept or decline the award within 30 days of award notification, the grant funds will be de-obligated automatically and returned to FEMA.

· BEFORE accepting an award, applicants should read the entire Award Package and Articles of Agreement carefully, with special attention to Articles 4 and 5. If you requested multiple activities, your award may differ from your original request because some activities may not have been recommended for funding. Read Articles 4 and 5 in your Articles of Agreement for an explanation of any special conditions or changes required. Do not formally accept the award until you understand all of these requirements. If you have questions or wish to negotiate changes to the Articles of Agreement, contact the GMS listed in the “Negotiation Comments” section of Article 4 BEFORE accepting the award. Once you formally accept the award you are bound by its conditions and requirements.

· If you believe you have preaward expenses or grant-writer fees that are eligible for grant funding, you must discuss these with a GMS BEFORE accepting the award to determine their eligibility. Furthermore, if you feel that further negotiation is required regarding your funding level, you will need to discuss that with a Grants Management Specialist prior to accepting your award.

It is expected that AFG award announcements will begin in December 2011 and then will continue on a rolling basis into 2012 until all AFG funds have been awarded. You may want to check the AFG Mail Center for messages once a week to look the e-mail notice from concerning your application. All applicants will be notified of the decision made on their submission regardless of whether they will receive an award.

If your organization still has not registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), please go to and complete the registration. Awardees that have not completed the CCR registration process, or have not completed the required annual renewal and revalidation of CCR data, will not be able to draw grant funds.


· FY 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants: Late December 2011 to late January 2012

· FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants: Early spring 2012

Carlene Kio Is A Winner

On the second day of Christmas

my truelove gave to me...a Silver mini Michi Bag (donated by Beth Sigafoes)

with a tag on it that says "Carlene Kio from Roulette, PA" won me!!!!!!


Golden Glen Creamery Issues Voluntary Recall Of Butter Because Of Possible Health Risk

California Firm Recalls Pureed Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Flowers Foods Pulls Nature's Own Butterbread Off Store Shelves in Certain Floriday and Southeast Georgia Counties

Krasdale Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Almonds In Krasdale Crispy Honey Oats and Flakes

Make An Appointment Now For Pictures With Santa

Joanne M. COLE, 61, of Gaines, PA

Joanne M. COLE, 61, of Gaines, PA, died Friday, December 2, 2011 in her home.

Born May 30, 1950, in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Vincent M. and Margaret E. Gazdag Hosley.

She was employed by Galeton Production and several area restaurants.

Surviving are: her first husband, Clark Edward Crowell; a daughter, Rhea (Kevin Doud) Beacker of Galeton, PA; a son, Wesley (Penny) Crowell of Wellsboro, PA; four grandchildren, Ashlynn Beacker, Adam Beacker, Hunter Crowell, and Macey Crowell; five stepchildren, Christine Crowell of Mainesburg, PA, Erin Crowell of Mainesburg, PA, James Cole of Galeton, Belinda Cole of Rio Rancho, NM, and Rusty (Tina) Cole of Galeton; three step-grandchildren, Joshua (Krisanne) Cole of Galeton, Tasha Cole of Galeton, and Eric (Lilly) Cole of Coudersport; three sisters, Joyce (Lyle) Van Etten of Whitesville, NY, Patricia (Ronald) Lias of Westfield, PA, Judy (Ronald G.) Bennett of Ulysses; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her second husband, David S. Cole in 1988; and a brother, Lawrence V. “Larry” Hosley in 2009. A private gathering will be held by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to / Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Small Camouflage Pack Lost Along North Ayers Hill Road

A small camouflage pack was lost somewhere along North Ayers Hill Road in the Prouty area today near Jackson’s Bargain Barn. It belongs to Jason Fife.

If you find it, please call
Thank you so much!!

Joseph J. Sweet, 62, of 565 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA

Joseph J. Sweet, 62, of 565 Bolivar Drive passed away Friday, December 2nd, 2011, in Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a long and courageous battle with MDS, surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 21, 1949, in Cuba, NY, he was a son of the late Floyd and Leatrice (Miller) Sweet.

On November 21, 1970, by the Honorable District Justice, Roland H. Magee, he married Betsy G. Greene who survives.

Mr. Sweet was a 1967 graduate of Bradford High School. On July 19, 1967 he enlisted in the United States Army, served during Vietnam and was honorably discharged on July 17, 1970. He returned home from the service and worked for Red Rock Plugging Company, Hanley Brick, Pennzoil and then for 16 years as the Foster Township Road Superintendent.

He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He enjoyed watching his favorite NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, and the Miami Dolphins. He loved traveling with his wife, but most of all spending time with his family. He will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, humor and always putting a smile on everyone's face.

In addition to his wife of 41 years he is survived by three daughters, Dawn E. (Chad) Babcock of Rew, Jaime K. (Bryan) Taylor of Bradford and Angela B. Sweet of Bradford, a sister, Penny (Clarence) Hough of Bradford, six grandchildren; Kyle Sweet, Corinne Sweet, Devin Sweet, Sierra Haynes, Samuel Taylor and Matt Taylor and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Wanda Mills and Sandra Carr and a brother Walt Sweet.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and services will be held on Monday, December 5th at 1:00pm with Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church officiating. Committal services and Military Honors will be accorded in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701 or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605

Online condolences may be made at

NY reporter looking to interview fracking opponents in PA - Tioga & Lycoming

NY reporter looking to interview fracking opponents in PA - Tioga & Lycoming counties

Steve Orr, a reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY
will be in Lycoming & Tioga PA counties on assignment, probably as
early as next week. He is looking for frack opponents in those
counties to interview. He said his paper hasn’t done coverage on the
PA fracking situation prior to this.

Please ask the people you know in Lycoming & Tioga to contact Steve
directly if they’re interested in talking with him for the story.

Steve Orr: / 586.278.4370

Harrison Valley Man To Appear In Wellsville Court Tuesday

DWI charge after chase
Barker to appear in village court Tuesday

By Brian Quinn

WELLSVILLE--The 20-year-old man who allegedly fled from police before crashing a pickup truck Tuesday night was jailed on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.

Derrick R. Barker of Harrison Valley, Pa., was arraigned by Justice Shaun Walsh in Wellsville Town Court. He is due to appear Tuesday in Wellsville Village Justice Court. Barker is charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana, two counts of third-degree unlawful fleeing, reckless driving, speeding and various other vehicle and traffic violations. More...

James H. Noblit, 84, of 200 St. Francis Drive, formerly of 236 East Main Street, Bradford, PA

James H. Noblit, 84, of 200 St. Francis Drive, formerly of 236 East Main Street passed away Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 1, 1927, in Mt. Jewett he was a son of the late William D. and Hazel (Hall) Noblit

On March 5, 1947 in Mt Jewett he married Phyllis C. (Carl) Noblit who died on July 24, 2005.

Mr. Noblit was a 1945 graduate of Mt, Jewett High School. On June 26, 1945 he enlisted in the United States Navy, served during WW II and was honorably discharged August 1, 1946.

He had worked as a forman at Dresser Manufacturing for 37 years and also owned and operated Jim's Saw Service on East Main Street for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F & AM.

He is survived by three daughters; Judy Nelson of Vineland, NJ, Deborah Lorshbaugh of Latrobe, and Barb Sheeley of Bradford, 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter Rebecca Lee "Becky" Perkins and one grandson Brent Lorshbaugh.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. with Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church officiating. Committal services and burial will be in Bridgeview Cemetery, Mt Jewett.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at

Approved Minutes For The 11-17-11 Potter County Commissioners Meeting

Agenda Of The 12-1, 2011 Potter County Commissioner’s Meeting

PA DEP Lab Gets Good Peer Reviews

Independent Peer Review Praises DEP’s Bureau of Laboratories

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that an independent peer review of its laboratory found the facility, its staff and its practices to be of high quality and efficiency. The Harrisburg-based lab provides analytical support for the department’s various programs.

“DEP continues to make decisions and operate based on facts and sound science,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “This peer review is further confirmation of what we already knew: this department and its staff are operating at a world-class level and that the procedures and methodologies of our lab, which supports our staff in making decisions, are of the highest quality.”

The peer review was conducted by the Association of Public Health Laboratories, an independent, non-profit organization that reviews public laboratories and makes recommendations to improve organizational structure and scientific practices. DEP requested the independent evaluation to provide a review of the efficiency and best-management practices being used in the agency’s laboratory.

The peer review examined DEP’s laboratory staff organization, workload structure, sample transportation practices, equipment and instrumentation. The association found the lab to be “well-managed, efficient and highly functional,” capable of meeting the varied needs of a statewide regulatory agency.

DEP’s laboratory is accredited by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.

For more information and to obtain a copy of the report, call 717-346-7200 or visit and click on “Regional Resources,” then “Labs.”

Austinburg Road emergency bridge repairs completed; detour lifted

Travel Advisory
Austinburg Road emergency bridge repairs completed; detour lifted

A PennDOT bridge crew in Tioga County has reopened a bridge on Route 4009 (Austinburg Road) over Troups Creek in Brookfield Township following completion of emergency repairs.

The detour has been lifted.

Two new restrictions are now in place: the vertical clearance is reduced to 11’0” and the previous weight restriction is raised to a 17-ton posting.

The bridge crew made structural steel repairs.

Cary R. Kaber, 76, of 624 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA

Cary R. Kaber, 76, of 624 Seaward Ave., passed away, Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born September 30, 1935, in Bradford he was a son of the late David C. and Helen (Allen) Kaber.

On June 16, 1962 in Bradford he married Patricia Kaber who survives.

Mr. Kaber was a 1956 graduate of Bradford High School. On (date) he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged on (date). He had worked at Litton Business Machines, then owned and operated Kaber Electric. In 1994 he was employed by Foster Township Highway Department until his retirement in 1997.

He was elected to the Foster Township Board of Supervisors in 1988 and served his birthplace for 12 years. During his tenure as Supervisor he was instrumental in the development of the Wal*Mart shopping plaza, the construction of the Tuna Crossroads bridge and the clean up of the tire/junkyard on Tuna Crossroads. As Vice Chairman of the Board Supervisors, he served as President of the McKean County Association of the Township Officials and as a committee member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

He represented Foster Township on the Tuna Valley Council of Governments and served on the Foster Township Planning Commission. Mr. Kaber was a former director of the McKean County Fair Association, he was instrumental in starting the McKean County Fair Raceway and was a leader in 4 H.

Mr. Kaber was a 45 year member of the Bradford Bowling League, a 30 year plus member of the Zippo Golf League, a member of the former Bradford Moose Lodge, the American Legion, Italian Club, and Eagles Club. He was also a member of the Chautauqua Lake Fisherman's Association and a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club

In addition to his wife of 49 years he is survived by three daughters, Donna J. Kaber and Khristine M. Kaber both of Charlotte, NC, and Rhonda S.(Steven Helgren) Cobb of Bradford, one son, Richard C. "Buck" Kaber of Buffalo, NY, a brother, Jerry Kaber of Ft Lauderdale, FL, three grandchildren; Paul A. Kaber, Brandon P, Kaber and Tesla J. Kaber and two nephews David Kaber and Jason Kaber.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street where funeral services will be held on Monday December 5th at 11:00am with Rev. Robert Brest, Pastor of the First Free Methodist Church officiating. Committal services and burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701 or McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at

Short-term Closure and Detour Coming for Karthaus Bridge Work

Clearfield County

Short-term Closure and Detour Coming for Karthaus Bridge Work

Clearfield – In cooperation with Karthaus Township, PennDOT announced today that Oak Hill Road (T-748) in Karthaus will be closed the week of Dec. 12. The road closure is necessary so repairs can be made to a township bridge that spans Mosquito Creek.

During the 5-day closure, an official detour using Market Street and Pottersdale Road will be in place. PennDOT expects the closure to end on Friday, Dec. 16. All work is weather dependent.

PennDOT reminds drivers to follow detour signs, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

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Friday Morning House Fire In Eldred Township

A structure fire this morning damaged this residence on Canfield Hollow Road in Eldred Township. Photo is courtesy Eldred Boro Facebook. Click here for more photos.

Fire early Friday morning caused an estimated $100,000. damage to the home of Shannon E. Shroyer, 42, of Eldred, PA. The home is located at 363 Canfield Hollow Road in Eldred Township, McKean County.

Fire Marshal Greg Agosti of the Pennsylvania State Police and the Eldred Township Fire Department conducted an investigation and determined the fire was accidental in nature.

The home was occupied by Shroyer and his family at the time of the fire.

There were no injuries.

I-80 WB lane closure at crash scene just west of Route 15 exit 210

I-80 WB lane closure at crash scene just west of Route 15 exit 210

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 westbound just west of Route 15 are advised to be alert for a lane closure for crash cleanup activities.

The right lane is closed just west of Exit 210 (Route 15).

Westbound interstate motorists are asked to stay alert for slow-moving or stopped traffic ahead of the crash scene.

DEP Urges EPA to Again Revise Federal Interstate Air Pollution Rule

DEP Urges EPA to Again Revise Federal Interstate Air Pollution Rule

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to again revise the federal Interstate “Transport Rule,” which, as currently written, will stress electricity markets, will cause waste coal-fired electrical generation to be less cost-effective, and will constitute a violation of the states’ rights to govern within their borders.

The final rule was issued during the summer, but EPA discovered errors in it and proposed additional revisions in October.

DEP this week submitted comments on the rule overall, as opposed to focusing only on the proposed revisions. DEP’s comments noted that EPA’s rush to judgment is causing scientific and technical errors.

“It is not surprising that EPA’s continued rush to judgment on all fronts, which is driven by litigation deadlines instead of science, is causing an assortment of errors like what we see not just in this instance, but in others as well,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “EPA fails to understand or fully analyze the potential effect of its onslaught of new rules on the reliability of the electric grid.”

The Interstate Transport Rule, which replaces the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) requirements for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissions from electric generating units, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012.

Waste coal-fired power plants, which utilize decades-old piles of discarded coal that was once deemed to have too low of a potential heat content to be used by power plants, will especially be affected.

The units remove from the environment piles of waste coal, which have the potential to produce acid mine drainage because of acid-bearing material in the piles, in order to generate electricity.

As currently structured, the transport rule would require such plants to be equipped with costly add-on controls by 2014 that would do little to improve air quality, as these plants have minimal effect on downwind areas' abilities to attain federal ambient air quality standards.

Operators, who have combined to reclaim nearly 3,400 acres of abandoned mine lands at no cost to taxpayers, may simply retire the facilities if it becomes too cost-prohibitive to operate them.

In its comments, DEP asserted that EPA has very likely overstepped its legal boundaries under the cooperative federalism mandates of the Clean Air Act. DEP supports EPA’s change of the effective date of certain penalty provision back to 2014, which was the date in the proposed version of the rule. Without explanation, EPA had changed that date to 2012 in the final rule.

“It is ironic and troublesome that EPA, in this rule, continues to ignore the substantial environmental and health benefits that waste coal-fired or ‘coal refuse-fired’ electric generating units provide to the citizens of Pennsylvania,” Krancer said. “We recommended that EPA fully exclude those units from the rule.

“DEP decided we should comment on the rule as a whole since we did not get the chance to do so when the rule was in its proposed form back in October 2010,” Krancer said.

DEP noted in its comments that this rule, combined with other EPA regulations, could cause strains on the electric grid because of electric generating plant retirements. The agency requested that EPA consult with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; regional transmission organizations, such as the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland Interconnection; and independent systems operators to address the concern.

DEP also made clear the need for non-electrical generating emissions sources, such as stationary combustion engines and cement kilns, to be able to use nitrogen oxide emission allowances to meet compliance obligations in the most cost-effective fashion.

“Our comments support EPA’s proposal to go back to its original approach of not imposing ‘assurance penalty provisions’ until 2014,” Krancer said. “Postponing the provisions will promote market liquidity and facilitate the creation of robust Transport Rule allowance markets.”

For more information and to view the comments, visit and click on the appropriate button on the front page, or call 717-787-9702.

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Ends December 7th, 2011

Thompson Reminds Medicare Beneficiaries of Upcoming Open Annual Enrollment Period Deadline

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Ends December 7th, 2011

Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today during a radio address reminded Medicare beneficiaries of the upcoming December 7th, 2011, deadline for the 2012 Medicare Open Annual Enrollment Period. An audio recording and the full text of Thompson’s remarks, which includes additional Medicare beneficiary enrollment information, are provided below.


Remote Car Starter Sale

Posters Wanted for Keystone Coldwater Conference

Posters Wanted for Keystone Coldwater Conference

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited is seeking posters to be displayed at the Keystone Coldwater Conference, which will be held Feb. 24-25 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase your organization efforts to protect our coldwater resources,” said Samantha Kutskel, a coldwater resource specialist with the Coldwater Heritage Partnership, a collaborative effort between the Fish and Boat Commission, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds and Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited.

Trout Unlimited is hosting the 2012 conference, titled “Responsible Land Use: Protecting Habitat and Native Species.” Posters are invited from watershed organizations, Trout Unlimited chapters, students, and any other groups which have projects to share with the conference participants. There is no charge for posters, which should be no larger than 4’ by 5’. Easels will be provided to display the posters.

Poster submissions will be accepted until December 16. Poster presenters do not receive free registration, and must register for the conference.

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership provides leadership, coordination, technical assistance, and funding support for the evaluation, conservation and protection of Pennsylvania's coldwater streams. While Pennsylvania has over 83,000 miles of streams, only 25 percent are considered high-quality coldwater fisheries. Of that, less than 2 percent are designated as highly productive waters that contain naturally reproducing wild trout. The partnership’s primary focus is to foster protection and improvement of these streams and their watersheds.

For more information about the conference, including fees and accommodations, or to register online, please visit:

Georgia Man Jailed For Dumping 800 Gallons Of Gas Drilling Waste On State Game Lands

UPDATE: Man charged in spill near Pa. gas-drilling site

Sludge-like substance found on hunting land

Star Gazette

UPDATE: A 27-year-old man from Temple, Ga., admitted to Pennsylvania State Police that he dumped approximately 800 gallons of dangerous materials from a Bradford County gas well site onto state game lands early Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Towanda barracks.

Josh Foster is charged with scattering rubbish and was arraigned on Thursday night before District Justice Jonathan Wilcox of Troy. Foster was sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in West Burlington. Bail was set at $100,000. More with photo...

Coudersport & Wellsboro Ambulances To Gaines Township

At 9:25 am on Friday, Coudersport & Wellsboro Ambulances have been dispatched to Gaines Township for a medical emergency.

9:30--Coudersport RECALLED

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 9:14 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Working Structure Fire In Canfield Hollow

Photo courtesy Eldred Boro Facebook More Photos

Working Structure Fire In Eldred
At 7:49 am on Friday, Eldred Township, Eldred Boro, Port Allegany, Otto Township, have beeen dispatched to a working structure fire at 363 Canfield Hollow in Eldred Township. Portville dispatched with engine & crew for standby at Station 4.

Reporting smoke & flames coming from eaves.


Daytime/Evening Help Wanted In Galeton & Coudersport Areas

McKean Co. Jail Escapee On America's Most Wanted Tonight

Joseph Chapman, McKean County Jail escapee, and wanted fugitive will be featured on America's Most Wanted TV show tonight at 9:00 pm on the Lifetime Network.

The two hour special will feature 50 fugitives in 50 states.

The Pennsylvania State Police at the Kane station is asking the public to help capture this fugitive who has been fleeing law enforcement since he escaped from the McKean County Jail on July 30, 2007.

Trooper Dale T. Vukovich Jr. said Chapman's profile can be viewed at the America's Most Wanted website. AMW's tip line is 1-800-CRIME-TV. The phone number for the PA State Police at Kane is 814-778-5555.

Known Man Facing Drug Charges In Emporium

A known man is facing charges for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Emporium.

Trooper Douglas C. Homan filed the charges in District Court against a known Emporium man as a result of an incident in Portage Township on Monday at 8:00 am.

The known man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Judge Brown's courtroom.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Burglary Foiled By Alarm On A Frame Road

Burglar(s) attempted to enter a storage shed on property at 195 A Frame Road, Sweden Township, on November 23 at 1:04 pm.

As the burglar(s) attempted to enter the shed owned by Edward Paul Dougherty of Valley Forge Circle, King of Prussia, PA, by force, an alarm sounded and the actor(s) fled the scene.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trooper VanVolkenburg at PSP Coudersport.

Car Window Broken In Harrison Valley

A criminal mischief incident in Harrison Valley on Tuesday at 10:00 pm is under investigation by State Police.

Unknown actor(s) struck the rear windshield of Stacey Marie VanTreese's vehicle parked at 105 East Main Street in Harrison Valley, PA, causing it to break. The actor(s) then fled the scene.

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

Possible Structure Fire In Bradford

Possible Structure Fire
At 11:26 pm on Thursday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 308 East Main Street in the city for a possible structure fire.

US Representative GT Thompson Dismisses Public Concern Over Fracking

Dixie Dates Is A Winner

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me...
a Turkey Dinner basket with
a tag on it that says
"Dixie Dates from Port Allegany"
won me!!!!!!

Blood Drive In Bradford Saturday/St. Marys On Tuesday

Type O Blood Supply Continues to Fall

The local supply of Type O blood continues to fall, now dropping to the 25% level. Extremely heavy local usage continued this week, while donations have remained flat. The blood supply was 400 pints higher last year at this time.

Regional usage has increased over the past several months. The blood bank expects the problem to worsen as the holidays approach; donors will get busier and busier and fewer will make time to give blood.

The Community Blood Bank is taking donors on Saturday at 24 Davis Street, Union Square in Bradford from 9-1pm. No appointment is needed to save a life.

There is a blood drive in St Mary's at Elk Regional Health Center on Tuesday December 6th from 10am to 4pm.

"It was a tough Thanksgiving weekend," said Dan Desrochers, Director of Marketing at the Community Blood Bank. "Every unit we get seems to go right back into another patient in need."

All donors are strongly encouraged to donate. The Community Blood Bank is located at 24 Davis Street in Union Square across from the Sports Café in the BRMC Laboratory. Hours are on Saturdays 9am to 1pm. No appointment is necessary. All donors are strongly encouraged to donate. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh 110 pounds and be in generally good health. Photo ID is required.

Garage Fire In Sabinsville

Westfield and Clymer Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a garage fire at 11 Pine Street in Sabinsville.


Address: 424 E 3RD ST

12/1/2011 7:08:18 PM

Austin Dispatched For Search

6:35 pm--Austin Dept. 44 dispatched to Card Creek for a search

Events At St. Gabriel & St. Eulalia

Advent Women’s Retreat Sunday, December 11th, 12:00PM—6:00PM at St. Gabriel. “The People in darkness have seen a great light” will feature speakers Vern and Sis Swartz. There will be a meal at 3:00PM, Confession at 4:00PM and Mass at 5:00PM. To register call the office by Dec. 5th.

Hope, Healing and Strength for those who grieve. Saturday, December 17th, 10:00AM—1:00PM at St. Eulalia. Presentation, discussion, hymns and prayer. Lunch will be provided. Call Judy Castano 274-9375 by Tuesday, December 13th to register. Give yourself a gift this holiday and attend.

Roulette Fire Dept. Called Out For Search

Roulette Called For Search
At 6:03 pm on Thursday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to their station to assemble for a search.

DEP Issues Technical Guidance on Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion Systems

DEP Issues Technical Guidance on Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion Systems

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection today issued technical guidance clarifying that natural gas conversions are authorized under the Pennsylvania Clean Vehicles Program.

New passenger car or light-duty truck conversion systems certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Resources Air Board may be installed on vehicles in Pennsylvania.

“Using affordable domestic natural gas for transportation fuel will help clean our air while reducing our reliance on foreign oil,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “This opportunity is here, and we need to jump on it. This is a big step in the right direction because it makes clear that the state’s new vehicle emissions program allows for certification under either standard.”

Used as a transportation fuel, natural gas emits fewer pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxide, compared with traditional fuels, such as diesel and gasoline. Based on current fuel prices, natural gas would provide cost savings to drivers.

The technical guidance document, to be published in the Dec. 3 Pennsylvania Bulletin, was among the recommendations the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission made to Governor Corbett. It will provide manufacturers, sellers and consumers of passenger cars and light-duty trucks with information about the requirements to ensure that converted vehicles comply with the Pennsylvania Clean Vehicles program.

In 2006, the state adopted low-emission vehicle standards based on the California Air Resources Board regulations. DEP is issuing this technical guidance because the Pennsylvania Clean Vehicles program did not address alternative fuel conversion systems.

For more information or to view the technical guidance, visit or call 717-772-3926.

Cary R. Kaber, 76, of 624 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA

Cary R. Kaber, 76, of 624 Seaward Ave., passed away Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. with a full obituary. Online condolences can be expressed at

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

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

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

On Monday, Dec. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. westbound from miles 241 to 242 will have daylight signing patterns switching from right and left lanes to perform traffic line painting and bridge cleaning.

PennDOT reminds motorists to stay alert for possible slow-moving or stopped traffic ahead of the work zone.

A stop condition remains in effect at the top of the ramp entering westbound I-80 from Route 339 south.

Motorists can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

Dog Found In Downtown Coudersport Area

Dog Found In Downtown Coudersport Area. Please call
The dog's owner has been located. Thank you Solomon's Word.

Daytime/Evening Help Wanted In Galeton & Coudersport Areas

Cook Needed For Cole Manor In Coudersport


Cole Manor, a personal care home, located in down town Coudersport is seeking a temporary part time cook between 6:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to provide breakfast and lunch for the residents. Experience and/or training in quantity preparation and cooking is required.

Candidates must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times, in all matters.

Please apply in person in the Human Resources Office at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. For more information, please call (814) 274-5431.