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Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Decent Proposal: Grad Pops the Question at Commencement Ceremony

A Decent Proposal: Grad Pops the Question at Commencement Ceremony

DuBOIS – The audience at Penn State DuBois' Fall Commencement Ceremony in Hiller Auditorium saw much more than pomp and circumstance this year, when one graduate decided to use the venue to propose to his long-time girlfriend.

Graduate Ed Williams, of DuBois, led the audience on a rollercoaster of emotion throughout a speech he gave at commencement, as his girlfriend, and the couple's six year old daughter looked on from the front row. He had just received his bachelor's degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences, and was presented with the Academic Award for carrying the highest GPA among baccalaureate students. He thanked his family, and paid homage to his sister, whose untimely death happened while she, herself, was a college student.

Williams then spoke of what brought him to Penn State DuBois as a returning adult student; a fateful motorcycle accident, that happened nearly a year to the day after his daughter was born.

"I should have been dead," Williams said. "I was thrown 92 feet, and had severe head trauma. I severed an artery in my head."

After a full recover, Williams was ready to return to his new job as a car salesman. However, since he had not yet been with the dealership through his probationary period before taking leave to heal, he was told his job was no longer there.

"I figured it was time to do something different. I went straight from the dealership, right to the admissions office at Penn State DuBois. They told me to fill out an application and get it in ASAP," said Williams. "If I would have kept working there, I wouldn't be here now," he said, noting that he plans to attend law school now that his undergraduate studies are complete.

The highlight, however, came at the end of Williams' speech. Looking at his girlfriend, Toni Adams, in the front row with their daughter, Natalia, Williams popped the question.

"Toni, it's time to make it official," he said. "Will you marry me?"

Though it was difficult to hear Adams' answer over the applause and cheers, the way in which she ran to Williams and threw her arms around him said, "yes".

In making his mark with this public proposal, Williams seemed to take a cue from the commencement address he heard just minutes before. Commencement speaker Jim Baker, a vice president and commercial lender for CNB Bank, asked the graduates how their autobiography might read if they chose to write one.

"In 35 years, as you look back on your career and your life, and your own autobiography," Baker said. Will it be a short story, a book, or a novel? It's entirely up to you."

The couple, who has not yet set a date, will continue to reside in DuBois with their daughter. Adams is an event specialist with Cross Mark, a company that handles promotional campaigns for Wal-Mart. Williams is looking forward to law school, and determining which school he'll attend.

In all, 56 graduates earned their degrees from Penn State DuBois this fall.

In the photo: Newly engaged Penn State DuBois grad Ed Williams with his fiancé Toni Adams and their daughter, Natalia.

Dog Found: today between Eldred and Duke Center

Dog Found: today between Eldred and Duke Center.

The dog has been reunited with his owner!

2 Structure Fires In Bradford At Same Time

2 Structure Fires In Bradford
At 8:38 pm on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a structure fire at 2 Congress Place in the City. Reported to be fully involved.

Firefighters ordered out of the structure/floor compromised.

Both houses are reported to be unoccupied

Fire Police Dispatched

At 6:09 PM on Sat., Port Allegany Fire Police have been dispatched to RT 6 and 155 N for traffic control.

No One Hurt In Rollover Crash On Rt. 646 In Keating Township

There were no injuries Saturday morning in a 9:30 am crash on Rt. 646 in Keating Township, McKean County.

Amanda S. Howard, 25, of Cyclone and her passengers, a 5 year old girl and a 4 year old boy, were using proper restraints and safety seats, preventing possibly serious injuries, when their 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser overturned north of Woodard Road..

Trooper Douglas R. Kramer, who investigated, said this crash occurred as the vehicle was traveling south on Route 646. Howard lost control on snow covered roadways and exited the roadway to the east, impacted an embankment, a tree, and overturned once, coming to final rest in an upright position.

Howard was cited for Roadways Laned For Traffic. McKiernan's Garage towed the vehicle.

Hilltop Fire Dept. and McKiernan's Garage assisted troopers at the scene.

Port Man Pleads to Charges

Port Man Pleads to Charges
A Port Allegany man has pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges in Cattaraugus County Court.

31 year-old Harold Graves had been charged with endangering the welfare of a child under the age of 17 between June 2007 and April 2009 in the Town of Hinsdale. Graves will be sentenced on March 26.

Speeding Driver Attempted To Elude Officer

Sweden Township Police Department will be filing charges of Fleeing/Attempting to elude a police officer, Reckless/Careless Driving and Speeding.

Adam Denault, 23, of New Albany, Pa., was operating a 2008 Dodge Avenger SDN on SR 6 E bound when he was clocked at 60/35 mph zone, the defendant then noticed the marked patrol vehicle turn around, admitted to knowing that he was speeding and accelerated and turned onto Roberts Rd(dead end) in an attempt to elude the officer because he didn’t have money for a ticket.

He was stopped and taken into custody at the end of Roberts Rd.. Charges will be filed in District court 55-3-01 A. Easton, the defendant will be sent a summons to appear..

Found: Choc. Lab puppy In North Creek Area

Found: Choc. Lab puppy. Found in the early evening on 12/16 in the North Creek area in Emporium. If anyone has any information on who this puppy may belong to please email me at or call (814)486-0101. CC SPCA

Wishing Our Wonderful Granddaughter Brystol A Happy First Birthday

Wishing Brystol our beautiful Granddaughter a Happy First Birthday.

Love Granddad Jim and Grand-mom Cynthia

Happy Happy Birthday Bekka

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Bekka we all love you very much.

Sam, Grandpop Jim, Babcie, and Brian

I-86 Eastbound Shut Down At Exit 23

I-86 Shut Down Eastbound At Exit 23
At 3:30 am on Saturday, Limestone Fire Police have been requested by State Police to shut down Interstate 86 Eastbound at Exit 23.

MVA In Austin Boro


Reported one vehicle MVA on Rt. 872 near the Fish Hatchery. Possibly one injury.

Fully Involved Structure Fire In Lafayette Township

Fully Involved House Fire
At 2:55 am on Saturday, Lafayette, Lewis Run, and Bradford Township Fire Depts. have responded to a fully involved structure fire at 44 Spring Drive in Lafayette Township.

Happy First Birthday Brystol Rayne

Love Daddy, Mommy, Brothers, and Sisters

Dennis Parkinson, age 64, of Metropolis, Ill

METROPOLIS, Ill. — Dennis Parkinson, age 64, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at his home.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 19, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home with the Rev. David Siere officiating. Burial and military graveside rites are to follow at the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by one daughter, Amber Lee and husband Frank Saupp of Sandwich, Ill.; and one son, Anthony Parkinson of Coudersport, Pa.; one sister, Linda Hubert and husband Dave of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Kathryn, Patrick, Elizabeth, Lindsay, A.J., Mike, and Frankie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laurel and Betty Lou (Ross) Parkinson; and his wife, Patty Sue Parkinson.

He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He worked for approximately 39 years for Caterpillar as an inspector.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, c/o Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 760, Metropolis, IL 62960.

Friends may call at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home Monday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at 1 p.m.

Online condolences may be left at

Choose & Cut Your Tree/Have Breakfast With Santa Today

UGI Tapping First Marcellus Gas For PA Customers In Bradford, Tioga & Potter Counties

UGI Utilities keeping Marcellus natural gas here

Company celebrates making first direct connection to wells drilled in Pennsylvania.

10:25 p.m. EST, December 16, 2011

Natural gas extracted from deep beneath Pennsylvania has found a definite market: Pennsylvania.

UGI Utilities on Friday announced it made its first-ever direct interconnect to Marcellus Shale gas wells drilled in the state, enabling the delivery of Pennsylvania natural gas to UGI customers directly from the wells. More.....

Friday, December 16, 2011

Rollover Crash Injures Emporium Woman

An Emporium woman was injured in a one vehicle rollover crash on Route 120 east of Emporium, near Cameron, Thursday night at 10:20 pm .

Sheri L. Harrier, 37, of Emporium, PA, was taken from the Portage Township crash by Emporium Ambulance to Elk Regional Health Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

Trooper Allen L. Brothers said in a press release tonight that the crash occurred as Harrier was traveling west in a 2005 Dodge Durango. The Durango's right front wheel dropped off the roadway causing the vehicle to travel north off the road and up an embankment where it rolled counterclockwise onto it's roof. It came to rest on it's roof on the north side of Route 120.

Harrier was wearing her seatbelt. She will be cited for Roadways Lanes For Traffic in District Court.

Emporium Fire Department and Emporium Ambulance assisted at the scene. The vehicle was towed by Ramsey's Towing.


12/16/2011 09:03 PM EST

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., a Dakota City, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 40,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Breakfast With Santa Saturday 10 AM To 2 PM

Coudy Service Club Hoops---You're Invited To Play

Basketball Players Needed

The Coudy Service Club is still in need of basketball teams to resurrect its adult basketball league back from the dead. We will be playing 4 on 4 so you only need to find 6 or 7 players to field a team. Game scheduling will be flexible and teams will be given the option to schedule games each week on Wed evenings, Sat mornings, and Sunday afternoons/evenings.

So for all of us old farts at the local high school games telling everyone about how good we were back in the day it's time to put our talents and skills where our mouths are.

Granted it's a haul from Emporium, Eldred, and Smethport but certainly there are 6 or so adults from each of those towns that can make the trek over to Coudy once a week to relive the Cameron County, Otto Eldred, Smethport glory days….. And for the Port Allegany folks….granted you may have kicked some Coudy tail this past summer in alumni football but don't you owe it to the Coudy people for a chance to return the beat down in some hoops…..Galeton, where is Galeton, you walk in their gym and they have this huge banner about this supposedly great undefeated team they had back in the 80s certainly some of those guys should still be able to throw the rock.

How about Shinglehouse..some of those guys are butters from the outside…where is Dan the Man…..Are there any players left in Austin or did they all move up to Coudy??? And finally the good people in Ulysses/Harrison Valley..holy smokes there is never more talk from the stands than at a NOPO game so it's time for those fellas to do some practicing of what they preach………..

We are also keeping a free agent list of folks not hooked up with a team to fill in any roster spots or create a new team so if interested shoot us your name and we'll add you to the list. Perhaps we will create a flat lander team to show folks how ballin' is really supposed to be done…. Have any questions or require additional information, please contact Mark at . Thanks!!

Charges For False Statements In Case Where Shots Were Filed At Troopers

New charges against woman from shots fired at troopers incident that ended in Wellsville

By Andew Poole

Two misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday against the woman involved in the Sept. 27 incident where a man fired several shots at state police troopers during a car chase in Hornellsville.

The two were caught in Wellsville the next afternoon.

Christine M. Stevens, 19, of Bath was charged with third-degree hindering prosecution and filing a falsely written statement, both class A misdemeanors, in the Town of Hornellsville.

Wednesday night state police said charges filed against Stevens were related to false information she provided in a statement regarding the September shooting.

The man who fired several shots at troopers, Richard E. Vangorden, has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, class A-1 felonies, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of tampering with evidence, second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Vangorden entered a not guilty plea on Nov. 17.

Before the charges filed Tuesday, Stevens hadn’t been indicted on any counts related to the shooting. When she and Vangorden were initially apprehended, Stevens was held on a warrant for petit larceny. More...

Port Allegany Woman Facing Drug Charges

Port Allegany Woman Facing Drug Charges

A Port Allegany woman has been charged with selling crack cocaine to a confidential informant for the McKean County Drug Task Force.

32 year-old Rebecca Hadlock is facing possess
ion and delivery of a controlled substance after she sold crack to an informant on August 4 on Hobson Place in Bradford.

Hadlock was jailed on $20,000 bail.

Mount Jewett Man Faces Sex Charges

Mount Jewett Man Faces Sex Charges

A Mount Jewett man is facing sex assault charges after the mother of a female juvenile went to police. Court records indicate that 21 year-old Roger Crate II is facing numerous charges, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor and sexual abuse of a child.

Crate is accused of having a sexual relationship with a girl over a two year period from the time she was 13 to 15 years of age. He's jailed on $50,000 bail.

Clifford T. Silvis, 83, of Route 446, Eldred, PA

ELDRED — Clifford T. Silvis, 83, of Route 446, Eldred, passed away Thursday (Dec. 15, 2011) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home following a long illness. Funeral directions have been entrusted to the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

Lawrenceville Responded ToThis Crash Last Week

12/10/11 1148hrs
Lawrenceville, Station 8 was dispatched with Lindley Fire Department to the River Road in Lindley, NY. Engine 8-2 (C810) with 3 and Ambulance 8-6 with 2 responded. Chief 26-02 (Johnson) arrived and reported a vehicle on its side with possibly no injuries. E8-2 and A8-6 went on scene and set up traffic control and checked over the patients. LFD units returned to quarters at 1221 hours. Photo/information courtesy Lawrenceville Fire Dept. website

Car/Deer Crash On Rt. 6 East of Port Allegany

Car/Deer Crash On Rt. 6
At 6:35 pm on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Police have been dispatched to Route 6, 1 mile east of the Seneca Inn for a car/deer accident with no injuries.

Thompson Announces New Online Career Tools for Veterans

Thompson Announces New Online Career Tools for Veterans

Secure Access to Military Records, Training and Service Experience

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has announced new online tools to expand employment and career opportunities for Veterans, according to U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson. The new service, which can be accessed through the VA’s online My HealtheVet Portal, offers Veterans easier access to official data about their military experience, which can be used to help identify and expand employment and career opportunities.

“Our Veterans have the world's best training and most unique experiences and there is so much that they offer to the civilian workforce,” said Rep. Thompson. “These new tools offer state-of-the-art access to official data about their training, service, and military experiences. This information can be used to identify new areas of work, realize the full realm of industries that are in need of their expertise, and help show employers the vast knowledge and training that our Veterans have to offer employers.”

“While I will continue to work hard to improve the sharing of information between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, this is an encouraging and important step towards better collaboration that will help expand economic opportunities for our Veterans,” Rep. Thompson added.

· Veterans can use the VA’s online My HealtheVet portal ( to see official information about their military service, including deployment data, in-uniform experience, and Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes which define the type of work performed and skills learned during their tour of duty.

Veterans can electronically download that information to their personal computers by using an enhanced version of the Blue Button, a newly developed feature on the VA’s online personal health portal. This new capability is the latest addition to a growing suite of job-hunting tools offered through the VA.

Military job information available to Veterans under this program will depend on discharge or retirement date: All Veterans discharged after 1980 will see military specialty or classification codes; some Veterans discharged between 1975-1980 will see military specialty or classification codes; some Gulf War Veterans may see combat pay and deployment periods; all post-9/11 Veterans will see combat pay and deployment periods.

Veterans who have not yet signed up for My HealtheVet access can register for a My HealtheVet account at any VA medical center by completing a one-time identity-verification process to help assure their data privacy.

If you are a Veteran who is having difficulty with your records or case, please contact Rep. Thompson’s Titusville office at (814)-827-3985.

Agenda Of The 12-15, 2011 Potter County Commissioner’s Meeting

Approved Minutes For The 12-1-11 Potter County Commissioners Meeting

School districts cautioned about potential assembly scams

School districts cautioned about potential assembly scams

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly today cautioned schools and school districts of scam artists, who promise schools that they can have celebrities or sports starts present assemblies on popular topics such as cyberbullying. Kelly said these scam artists accept payment for the assemblies and then cancel at the last minute and fail to provide refunds.

"It is especially important that our schools, which may already be experiencing budgetary constraints, be cognizant of who they entrust their money and with whom they do business," Kelly said.

The specific details of the assembly scams can vary, but nearly every one promises celebrities, well-known to children, who appear on popular children's networks such as Nickelodeon, or professional athletes to appear at the school for anti-bullying programs.

The scammers will promise schools at least an hour with the celebrity as well as opportunity for students to have pictures taken and autographs signed.

"The expensive reality of these scams is that schools are paying up to $1,000 for assemblies with celebrities and athletes, who have never even heard of their school, only to later learn that their assembly has been cancelled and their money gone," Kelly said.

Kelly encouraged schools who wish to schedule cyberbullying programs or other assemblies to contact the Attorney General's Education and Outreach Unit at 1-800-525-7642.

The Office of Attorney General has created exciting educational programs to help schools, parents and communities empower children with knowledge to keep them safe. These programs feature customized lesson plans, interactive learning activities and powerful messages that speak directly to kids and adults. They are free-of-charge, and speakers are available to visit schools and community groups to discuss these important subjects, which include online safety, cyberbullying, drugs, and gun violence.

School Districts who believe they may have been a victim of a scam are encouraged to contact the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection and file a complaint. Complaints may be filed online at or by calling the consumer helpline at 1-800-441-2555.

Firefighters Dispatched To Federal Prison

Firefighters Dispatched To Federal Prison
At 5:20 pm on Friday, Lafayette Township Fire Dept has been dispatched to FCI-McKean for an unknown type fire.



Meeting start time moved back to 4 p.m.

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has rescheduled its brief meeting set for Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the auditorium of the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg. This meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and will be to consider adoption of a Board of Commissioners policy manual.

The meeting originally was scheduled for 1 p.m. on the same day.

Lena E. "Peachy" Bidwell, 75, of Broad St., Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY - Lena E. "Peachy" Bidwell, 75, of Broad St., passed away Monday (Dec. 12, 2011) in the Charles Cole Mem. Hospital Coudersport.

Born January 4, 1936, in Coudersport, PA, she was a daughter of Jesse R. and Annabel Mahon Campbell.

Lena worked several years for Ball Foster Container Co. (now St. Gobain Container Co.) of Port Allegany, before her retirement.

She was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Austin High School.

She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl J. (William) Robinson and Pamela J. Olmstead both of Port Allegany, and Jodi A. Stennett of Williamsport, PA; a son, Herman "Curly" (Jan) Rennells of Port Allegany; five grandchildren: Michael (Jennifer) Taylor, Mark (Corrie) Taylor, Jesse Gorg, Brian (Rachael) Olmstead, and Karmella Rennells; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Jesse R. Campbell, a grandson, Joseph Rennells; and two great-grandsons, Jesse Colt Taylor and Wade Lee Kio.

There will be no visitation. Private funeral services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA.

Memorials can be made to the Port Area Ambulance Service or Potter County Hospice, Coudersport.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at

Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick of 1003 Irving St., Olean, NY--Bolivar Teacher

OLEAN, NY - Margaret Ann "Muggs" Fitzpatrick of 1003 Irving St. passed away Thursday (Dec. 8, 2011) at her home.

Born Feb. 16, 1928, in Bolivar, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Catherine Murphy Sherwood. On Oct. 16, 1965, in St. Marys Church, Bolivar, she married Terence "Terry" Fitzpatrick, who passed away March 4, 2003.

She was a graduate of Bolivar Central School and a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where she received her Bachelor of Science and masters degrees. After graduation, she began her teaching career at Naples and then Williamsville High Schools. She later returned to Bolivar Central School where she taught mathematics until her retirement on June 30, 1989.

She was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church, the Ladies of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians where she chaired several events including the Celtic Ball and the Our Lady of Knock Mass. She also volunteered at several St. Mary's festivals. She was also active in the Enchanted Mountain Figure Skating Club when her daughters were skaters.

Muggs adored her companion dog, Maisy, and was a great fan of the Buffalo Bills and St. Bonaventure Basketball.

She is survived by three daughters, Anne (Mark Hollick) Fitzpatrick, of Wilmette IL; Eileen (Anthony) Fazzone, of Latham, and Pamela Johnson, of Olean; a son, James M. (June) Fitzpatrick, of Hammondsport; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Sherwood.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Richard, John and Walter Sherwood; two sisters, Mary Hogan and Rita Sherwood; and a daughter, Kathleen Lott, who died on Nov. 20, 2011.

Family received friends Sunday (Dec. 11, 2011) at Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday (Dec. 12, 2011). Father Gregory Dobson, pastor of St. Marys of the Angels Church, was celebrant. Burial in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany. A scripture wake service was held in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or St. Mary of the Angels Church, 2020 S. Union St., Olean, NY 14760, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

The Gentleman Who Is Coming To Meet Zoey

Would the gentleman that is coming over to meet ZOEY the black lab puppy tomorrow morning in Emporium please call me at (814)486-0432. If im not home please leave a message with your phone number. I need to get in contact with you .

Donate Gently Used Winter Coats For Oswayo Valley

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

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

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

On Monday, Dec. 19 through Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. eastbound I-80 from miles 236 (Lightstreet) to 242 (Mifflinville), both lanes will be periodically slowed down by rolling roadblocks in order to set beams for the new westbound river bridge over the Susquehanna River.

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.

Penelec Workers Get A Raise

Penelec workers ratify deal giving them 3 percent annual raises

The 500 or so members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 459 who work at Penelec have a new contract.

The union this week ratified a four-year contract that takes effect May 15, 2012, and expires May 14, 2016.

The deal includes a 3 percent wage increase for all Local 459 employees each year of the contract. More...

Expect Short Delays Next Week on Route 53 near Kylertown for Bridge Work

Expect Short Delays Next Week on Route 53 near Kylertown for Bridge Work

Kylertown – Drivers can expect short travel delays next week on Route 53 in the Kylertown area. Flaggers will be in place on Route 53 to enforce an alternating traffic pattern from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The traffic restriction is necessary so that crews can make repairs to the I-80 eastbound bridge that spans Route 53. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, use caution in construction zones and always buckle up. PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.



BRADFORD, Pa. — The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will close its administrative offices Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.

Offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. The spring term for students begins Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.

Kane House Fire Displaces Family Thursday Night

A house fire Thursday night at 629 Park Avenue
in Kane continues to remain under investigation.

'The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit, Kane Borough Police Dept., and officers of the Kane Fire Department investigated the origin and cause of a fire that damaged a 2 story wood frame residential dwelling on Park Avenue and displaced a family of five.

Barbara Floyd, 51, Gabrielle Floyd, 20, and three boys, ages 5, 6, and 8, escaped the 11:50 pm fire without injury. The Red Cross assisted the residents at the scene.

Damage from the blaze is estimated at $30,000. The building is owned by John Capello of Kane, PA, and was rented to the Floyd family.

Radio reports from the scene indicated heavy smoke pouring from the 2nd floor of the building on arrival of the first firefighters last night. Firefighters were able to attack the fire inside the building and apparently knocked it down quickly from the radio communications monitored.

Sheffield was called and sent a truck and crew to Kane and the electric company was called to disconnect power to the building.

Potter County Habitat For Humanity Update

Potter County Habitat For Humanity Update

Dear Volunteers:
We will be working on Monday, December 19th, 2011 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Our jobs will be:
* working on the siding (we have two sides done)
* hooking up the 200 AMP electric service
* getting the vent and cap shingles put on the roof
* begin to build the front and back porches
Please bring your lunch - coffee and water will be available. This will be our last day of work until after the Christmas and New Year's season. We need as many volunteers possible to come and help us get the house ready for winter. We will have a heater available for inside the house now that the windows and doors have been installed - we can take a break to get inside and get warm.
We do want to wish all of you a very Blessed Christmas as we celebrate Christ's birth and a happy and prosperous New Year. Our sincere thanks for all of the work that you have helped accomplish.
Sincerely - Jim and Charlotte Blain

12-16 Recalls

FDA Classifies Voluntary Physician Advisory Letter on Riata and Riata ST Silicone Defibrillation Leads as Class I Recall (URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE ADVISORY)

Velvet Creme Popcorn Co. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk, Soy, And Wheat In Products

Thank You All

We would like to thank everyone for the recent outpouring of care shown during both of our recent hospitalizations. There is a lot to be said about living in a small community. Again, we want to thank all for food, cards, phone calls, and prayers for our recovery. We are on the mend and coming around slowly, me a little slower than Tony.

Thank you, Tony and Linda Gambino

Spaghetti Dinner At UM Church Is Cancelled

The Riverside United Methodist Church is cancelling the spaghetti dinner scheduled for DEC 17th 5-7PM. The dinner will be rescheduled for sometime in the future. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Citizens Protest At Susquehanna River Basin Commission Meeting

Uploaded by GADCLuzerneCounty on Dec 15, 2011

Democracy breaks out at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission Meeting in Wilkes-Barre on December 15, 2011

Man Was DUI When Stopped By Trooper For Traffic Violation

A Cyclone driver was arrested for DUI after a traffic violation stop on Thursday on Route 59, 1/4 mile east of Route 219 in Lafayette Township, McKean County.

James Kilpatrick, 36, of Cyclone, PA, was stopped by Trooper Lance Schimp of the Kane Station and upon further investigation found to be impaired and placed under arrest for DUI.

Charges are pending in the office of District Judge William Todd.

Tree Down Blocking Rt. 607 Near Cowley Hill Road

At 1:15 am on Friday, Austin Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Route 607 in the area of Cowley Hill Road for a tree blocking the roadway.

Westfield & Clymer Called For Structure Fire


Reported smoke in the residence.
Chief reports fire in the wall at the Bell residence.



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Structure Fire On Park Avenue In Kane

Structure Fire On Park Avenue In Kane
At 11:52 pm on Thursday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 629 Park Avenue in Kane.

Dispatch reports 5 people have evacuated the residence.

Sheffield Engine & Crew To Stand By at Kane Station

Inside firefighters have called for an attic ladder and asked county to send power company to disconnect power to the building. Firefighters are preparing to take down the ceiling.


Robert C. Jack, 86, a resident of Felt Manor Living,Emporium, PA

Robert C. Jack, 86, a resident of Felt Manor Living,Emporium, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, in his home.

Born September 4, 1925 in Ridgway, he was the son of Bruce and Myrtle Duffee Jack. On July 18, 1953 in Ridgway he married Verle M. Jack who died March 5, 1997. On June 27, 1998 in Emporium, he married Florence Anna Stoltz who survives.

Mr. Jack was a veteran of WWII having served as an electricians mate in the US Navy.

After returning home from the service he received a degree in electrical engineering from Penn State DuBois.

A resident of Emporium for 60 years, he was employed as an electronics engineer by GTE Sylvania in Emporium retiring in 1983. For many years he was a driver for the Cameron County Ambulance Service.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium and a member of the church choir, Emporium Men’s Club,Cameron County Snowmobile Association, Bucktail RVers, the Singing Dutchmen of St Marys, Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM and he was a Shriner.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: a son, Kevin R.(Debbie) Jack of Driftwood; a daughter, Karen (Dan) Abbott of Bradford; five grandchildren; a brother, Clyde A. Jack of Ridgway, and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by seven step children, 26 step grandchildren and 7 great step grandchildren.

Visitations with video tribute will be held Friday, December 16 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium from 4-7 pm at which time a Masonic Memorial Service will follow.

Funeral and Committal Services will be held at 11 am Saturday in the First United Methodist Church, Emporium with the Rev. Gary Atkinson, pastor,officiating.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery,Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, Felt Manor Living or Community Nurses Hospice.

HP Laptop, E-Readers, Taken In Daytime Burglary Today

A daytime burglary on Kansas Branch Road
in Otto Township is under investigation by State Police at the Kane Station.

Unknown actor(s) entered a residence at 331 Kansas Branch Road through a locked rear door, and removed a HP laptop computer, Kindle e-reader, Nook e-reader, and additional items, then fleeing the scene in unknown direction.

The burglary took place today between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Kramer is the investigator.

Man Arrested For Harassment

A Ulysses man was arrested by State Police for Harassment as a result of an incident on December 8th at 5:30 pm in Harrison Township.

Earl Tubbs, 43, of 2794 Loucks Mills Road, Ulysses, PA, allegedly grabbed a 48 year old Ulysses woman by the neck during an argument at 1951 White Knoll Road in Harrison Township, Potter County.

Rollover Crash On Route 120 Near Cameron

Cross Streets: ROUTE 120 * STEAM MILL RD
12/15/2011 10:21:55 PM

Oscar Has Been Found Safe And Sound

Oscar Has Been Found Sleeping Like A Baby

Thank you to the Harmons for the great tip and help, May you have a Blessed Christmas

MVA On Pierce Brook Road

One Vehicle MVA
At 9:28 pm on Thursday, Smethport Fire Dept. and Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to 371 Pierce Brook Road for a one vehicle accident.

Reporting a vehicle into a tree & ditch. 2 occupants, one injury.

Tree Down On North Open Brook Road

Tree Down On Open Brook Road
At 7:34 pm on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to North Open Brook Road near the Annin Township line for a tree down blocking the roadway.

Coudersport Ambulance To Reese Hollow Road

At 6:23 pm on Thursday, Couderspsort Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Reese Hollow Road for a medical emergency.

Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident In Blossburg

At 6:07 pm on Thursday, EMS from Blossburg responded to a vehicle/pedestrian accident on Gulick Street involving a 7 year old girl.

6:36 pm--Blossburg Ambulance & Medic 1 transporting patient to Williamsport Hospital.

Olga Presents Marshmellow Overcoat Saturday Night

Structure Fire In Abbott Township


Germania, Galeton and Wellsboro Fire Departments have responded to a structure fire at 1468 Germania Road in Abbott Township.

Out of range of our scanners--Help us out by sending information in comments


Be Ready This Winter With A Remote Car Starter From Thumpin' & Bumpin'

Wires Down On Moody Hollow Road

Wires Down In Roadway.
At 5:15 pm on Thursday, Eldred Township Fire Police have been dispatched for traffic control at 1898 Moody Hollow Road in the township for a tree & electric wires down in the roadway.

Dog Found In Port Allegany

The dog's owner has been located.

Officer Kyle Day
Port Allegany Police Department



BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Ron Binder, associate dean of student affairs at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, was the 2011 recipient of the Robert H. Shaffer Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.

The Shaffer award is the AFA’s highest honor for a professional fraternity or sorority advisor. The award was presented during the organization’s annual meeting in St. Louis.

The Shaffer Award is presented annually to an individual in the field of higher education who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to fraternities and sororities and who demonstrates a commitment to fostering positive change in the Greek community.

Binder is a past-president of the AFA, having served in 2005-06.

He joined the staff at Pitt-Bradford last year not only as associate dean of student affairs, but also as director of judicial affairs. He came to Pitt-Bradford from the University of South Carolina, where he was the director of Greek life and special projects.

He has spoken nationally on risk management and alcohol and substance abuse and has been cited in Newsweek, “NBC Nightly News,” National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” and Court TV.

Binder has extensive experience in Greek affairs, speaking around the country at Sigma Phi Epsilon leadership programs, is involved with the National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention, and founded the Hazing Hotline at USC.

He has also worked in student affairs at Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Georgia, where he earned his doctoral degree.

In 2012, he will become the co-chairman of the Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community of NASPA, the leading association of the student affairs profession.

Local Zoning Restrictions Sour Marcellus Bills

Local Officials Slam Impact Fee’s Zoning Restrictions


LinkState Impact

Town­ship and bor­ough man­agers, coun­cil mem­bers and super­vi­sors are push­ing back against Repub­li­can lead­ers who want to limit local gov­ern­ments’ abil­ity to zone nat­ural gas drilling.

Two impact fees in front of state law­mak­ers would place firm guide­lines on what munic­i­pal­i­ties can and can’t reg­u­late, when it comes to Mar­cel­lus Shale activ­ity.

Local offi­cials con­cerned about the mea­sures filled Green Tree, Allegheny County’s munic­i­pal build­ing tonight, and railed against the two impact fees for more than two hours. More...

4-H Winter Coat/Clothing Collection Dec. 14/15/16

Zoey Needs A New Home

Zoey Has Been Adopted

Following The Marcellus Money

How a natural-gas tycoon tapped into Corbett

June 29, 2011|By WILL BUNCH,

IN THE OIL-AND-GAS business, it's called a wildcat well - when a prospector takes a big risk drilling deep in an unexplored area.

In 2004, a flamboyant Oklahoma City multimillionaire took out his hefty checkbook for what you could call the political equivalent of a wildcat well - and he struck a gusher, right here in Pennsylvania.

The $450,000 in campaign checks that energy mogul Aubrey McClendon wrote that fall helped elect a man he said he'd never even met - a relatively obscure GOP candidate for Pennsylvania attorney general, Tom Corbett. More...


Roe to appear on PCN-TV Call-In Program on Jan. 26

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first meeting of 2012 on Jan. 22-24, in the auditorium of the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg. A copy of the agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the agency’s website in mid-January.

On Sunday, Jan. 22, beginning at 1 p.m., the Board will hear public recommendations for 2012-13 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits. Doors will open at noon. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes -- may begin to register at noon on a first-come, first-to-speak basis.

On Monday, Jan. 23, the Board will gather any additional public comments and hear Game Commission staff reports beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Registration for those interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – also will begin at that time.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Game Commission will take up its prepared agenda to give preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2012-13 and establish other meeting dates for the coming year, among other things. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

Antlerless deer license allocations for the 2012-13 seasons will be presented for the Board to consider at its meeting in April. Harvest results from the 2011-12 deer seasons will be announced in mid-March.

For those unable to attend this meeting, the Game Commission will webcast the meeting beginning with the Game Commission staff reports on Monday, immediately following the conclusion of public comments. In addition, the full Board meeting on Tuesday will be webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. An icon will be posted on the agency’s website ( on Monday to access the webcasts.

Also, on Thursday, Jan. 26, Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe will appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network’s live “PCN Call-In” program at 7 p.m. Viewers of the hour-long program can call in questions to PCN toll-free at 1-877-726-5001. (Please check local listings for the PCN channel in your area, or PCN’s website at

Available on nearly 150 cable systems throughout the state, PCN is a nonprofit, nonpartisan cable television network that airs unedited live and same-day coverage of Pennsylvania House and Senate sessions, press conferences, speeches and other public forums where the business of the state is debated, discussed and decided.

PCN’s live interactive “Call-In” program allows viewers to speak directly with government officials, newsmakers, and other knowledgeable parties on current Commonwealth issues. For more information, visit PCN’s website (

Commission Finalizes Fisheries Management Plan for Inland Walleye

Commission Finalizes Fisheries
Management Plan for Inland Walleye

HARRISBURG, Pa. – After reviewing more than 30 public comments and incorporating various suggestions, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has finalized its fisheries management plan for inland walleye and has placed the plan on its website for public use.

“The plan describes the history of walleye fish management, identifies the factors affecting the biological health of walleye, prioritizes the future needs relative to fisheries management, and outlines our future plans,” said Dave Miko, chief of the Division of Fisheries Management. “Part of the process of developing the plan involves soliciting public input. We appreciate anglers taking the time to review the plan and to provide their comments.”

The 73-page plan is available online at: An Executive Summary highlights the plan’s four priorities:

Determine the levels of walleye natural reproduction in major river sections that were formerly stocked with walleye;
Assess “last chance” waters and decide if the waters should remain in the stocking programs. These are waters which have not yet yielded catches that meet the minimum standards in the plan.
Update existing infrastructure and fish culture techniques to increase walleye fingerling production to exceed two million per year; and
Perform creel surveys and angler opinion surveys to determine how definitions of high-quality walleye fisheries conform to anglers’ experiences and opinions.

The Chapter 1 Introduction discusses the plan’s purpose, goal, and objective. Chapter 2 provides a history of walleye management. Chapter 3 discusses walleye management in flowing waters, and Chapter 4 outlines management in lakes and reservoirs. A summary of the public comments is also provided on the site.

For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at

Rotary Holiday Gift Project Kicks Off

Rotary Holiday Gift Project Kicks Off

LEFT TO RIGHT: Sarah Fry, Coudersport Elementary School Nurse and Coudersport Rotary Club members, Karen Cahilly, Pat Northeimer, Paul Herzig, Robert “Smitty” Smith, George Hults, Fr. Elaine Silverstrim, Melissa Gee, Irvin Brown, Larry Hall, Janine Morley, Bruce Cahilly, Mike Heroux and John Abplanalp.

Members of the Coudersport Rotary Club joined this past Monday at the Club’s annual Christmas Party, an event held in conjunction with the Club’s Secret Santa Holiday Gift Project. The holiday gifts will be delivered to children of families in need of a little boost during the holidays.

The Club began the Holiday Gift Project several years ago in lieu of buying gifts for other members and in furtherance of the Rotary motto, “Service above Self,” according to John Abplanalp, Holiday Gift Project Chairman.

Happy 75th Birthday, Marcia Tauscher

Happy Birthday Marcia

We would like to have a card party for our Mom that turns 75 on December 28th. We would like friends and family to send her cards.

Happy 75th Birthday Mom!

Tim and Nita Rae
Kathy and Rick
Jenny and Jeff

If you would like to help Mom celebrate her birthday please send a card to:

Marcia Tauscher

184 Main Street,
Roulette, Pa 16746.

State Police Urge Public to Join ‘Project Blue Light’ to Honor Fallen Officers

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania residents are asked to display a blue light in their home or office windows during the holiday season to remember fallen law enforcement officers and their survivors, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said today.

“Project Blue Light” was developed by C.O.P.S., or Concerns of Police Survivors, a nonprofit organization based in Missouri that represents more than 15,000 families of officers killed in the line of duty.

In 1988, Dolly Craig wrote to C.O.P.S. that she would be putting blue candles in her living room window that holiday season to honor her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who was killed in the line of duty while serving with the Philadelphia Police Department.

“The color blue is symbolic of peace,” Noonan said. “By displaying blue lights, you will show that you support America’s law enforcement officers. Any police officer passing by it on some dark, cold winter’s night will be warmed by the kindness it implies.”

Noonan said 93 members of the Pennsylvania State Police have been killed in the line of duty since the department’s founding in 1905. The most recent death occurred on Jan. 13, 2010, when Trooper Paul G. Richey was shot and killed while responding to a domestic incident in Venango County. Richey, who was 40 years old, is survived by his widow and two children.

Additional information about C.O.P.S. is available at

For more information, visit or call 717-783-5556.

Ed. note--I invite you to use the comment feature on this article to list names and brief comments about fallen law enforcement officers close to you that you want to honor.

Holiday closures of Driver License Centers

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Christmas, New Year’s
Driver Licensing, Motor Vehicle Services Available Online

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 26 for Christmas and Dec. 31 through Jan. 2 for the New Year’s Holiday.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license and photo ID renewals; vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; and exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings is available on the website under “News, Stats and Facts.”

Statement from U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson on Pennsylvania Reapportionment Developments

Statement from U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson on Pennsylvania Reapportionment Developments

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson’s released the following statement concerning the reapportionment developments in Pennsylvania:

“I have the distinct honor and privilege of representing the residents of the Fifth Congressional District and have brought a strong voice for our region of Pennsylvania to Washington. With national population increases and population changes here in the Commonwealth, some changes in apportionment are inevitable. This process could result in the Fifth District losing communities that have played an integral part of our cultural heritage, and should this happen, I will miss my friends, and the countless hardworking families that I have served for the last three years. However, I am equally optimistic about any new communities the Fifth District may encapsulate and look forward to providing those residents with the same level of service to those now residing in the Fifth District when the time comes. As we all wait for the final reapportionment in Harrisburg, I remain dedicated to the hardworking taxpayers I represent and improving the lives of each citizen and every community of the Fifth District."
– U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5)

Elimsport Road work continues; Detour expected to be lifted later Friday

Travel Advisory
Elimsport Road work continues; Detour expected to be lifted later Friday

Work continues on Route 2001 (Elimsport Road) in Brady Township, Lycoming County with an interim measure to raise the roadway above flood levels west of Route 15.

The closure and detour are expected to be lifted by tomorrow (Friday) afternoon by around 4 p.m.

PA Senate Ignored Local Governments Pleas To Retain Local Controls

As Gas Drilling Spreads, Towns Stand Ground Over Control

New York Times

SOUTH FAYETTE, Pa. — As energy companies move to drill in densely populated areas from Pennsylvania to Texas, battles are breaking out over who will have the final say in managing the shale gas boom.

The fight, which pits towns and cities against energy companies and states eager for growth, has raised a fundamental question about the role of local government: How much authority should communities have over the use of their land? More...

Interact Club Gives the Gift of Warmth & School Spirit

Interact Club Gives the Gift of Warmth & School Spirit

LEFT TO RIGHT: Nick Ayers, Rotary Interact Club Treasurer, Kirstyn Whitman, Club Secretary, Nurse Sarah Fry and Megan Gee, Club President

The Rotary Interact Club of the Coudersport Jr. Sr. High School distributed (14) Coudersport Falcons hoodies to Sarah Fry, Coudersport Elementary School nurse, last week, as one of the Club’s “humanitarian service & community outreach projects” which will be performed this school year.

“Our club picked the Falcon Hoodie Project because it addresses the basic need of staying warm this holiday while showing our community and school spirit,” according to Megan Gee, Interact Club President. “And, we want the younger kids to know that we’re looking out for them,” added Gee.

The hoodies were purchased by the Interact Club with funds donated by community sponsors. Anyone interested in sponsoring a Falcon Hoodie should contact Rachel Minard, Interact Club Advisor at (814) 274-8553.

PCEC Classes Offered Blueprint Reading

Blueprint Reading

The Potter County Education Council is offering a Blueprint Reading class at its Port Allegany location. This class is a must for anyone considering a career in Pipe Welding or any job that involves fabrication work. During this course, you will be introduced to the essential elements of blueprint reading, basic geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

This course is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 17 - 31, 2012 from
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost is $210 per participant. For more information or to register for this course call (814) 545-1333 or check out our website at

Helen J. STEWART, Age 91 of 39 Second St., Galeton, Pa.

Helen J. STEWART, Age 91 of 39 Second St., Galeton, Pa. passed away Dec. 8, 2011 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa.

She was born July 27, 1920 in Galeton, Pa. the daughter of Edgar and Mildred Gleason Johnson. She worked for many years as a registered nurse and was a homemaker.

She is survived by:
Nephews – John Howard, Galeton, Pa.
Tom Howard, Cary, NC.
Terry Howard, Wellsboro, Pa.
Niece – Helen (Jerry) Fleming, Georgia

She was preceded in death by her husband Hinton S. Stewart

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Rye Patch Cemetery, Ludowici, Ga.

Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa.

Vehicle Drove Through Lewis Run Yards

Pennsylvania State Police investigated an incident of Trespass By Motor Vehicle, when it was reported that an unknown vehicle drove through yards behind Jose's Bar at 27 Main Street, Lewis Run, PA, between 1:00 am and 4:00 am Thursday morning.

Trooper Daniel C. Moore siad in a news release that the unknown actors drove through yards and a wire fence on properties owned by Dian Tascar and Nick Pringle in the borough of Lewis Run.

Anyone with any information on this ongoing investigation may contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

Welcoming Emery Lillian Mitchell Perkins born 12-14-11 At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Emery Lillian Mitchell Perkins born 12-14-11 weighting 6lbs 13.4oz to Mikki Perkins and Eric Mitchell of Coudersport, Pa. She joins her brother Eric Mitchell Jr., age 15 and her sister Kiara Perkins, age 12.

Maternal Grandparents: William John Perkins (deceased) and Deborah Joy Perkins of Coudersport, Pa.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Rlee and Barbara Van Pelt of Coudersport, Pa.

Truck parking lot closed at I-80 WB roadside rest area near Mifflinville in Columbia County

Travel Advisory
Truck parking lot closed at I-80 WB roadside rest area near Mifflinville in Columbia County

Truckers are advised that the truck parking lot at the I-80 westbound roadside rest area near Mifflinville in Columbia County is currently closed for repairs. This is just west of the Luzerne County line.

The roadside rest area is open, but the truck lot is closed until sometime Friday afternoon.