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Saturday, January 7, 2012

4-County Leasing Group Expands/Meetings Scheduled In Smethport & Little Valley

A Fish Who Walks Among Us

A Fish Who Walks Among Us

Find Out Why and How do They Breath on Land?

Fed Promise Of Water For Dimock Turns Up Dry

Federal agency cancels water delivery to Dimock

Structure Fire Report Was Large Trash Fire

Residents Burning Trash
A 10:07 pm report of a structure fire in the Village of Howard has turned out to be residents burning trash. Emporium Firefighters are on scene assessing the situation.

Maynard L. COLVIN, 67, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Woodhull, NY and Genesee, PA

Maynard L. COLVIN, 67, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Woodhull, NY and Genesee, PA, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born February 13, 1944, in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of Frederick L. and Ruth Simpson Colvin. A Veteran, he served honorably with the US Air Force from 1963 – 1968 and the US Army from 1977 – 1992, including Operation Desert Storm. He was employed by the PA Department of Forestry.

Surviving are: a daughter, Nicolle (Robert) Brandt of Olathe, KS; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Edward Colvin of Springfield, MO, Richard Colvin of Corning, NY, and Gary Colvin of Hammond, IN; five sisters, Eleanor Brown of Knoxville, PA, Wanda Vance of Woodhull, NY, Mary Bradstreet of Batavia, NY, Janet Smithers of Elkland, PA, and Helen Chase of Blossburg, PA; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Frederick L. Colvin, Jr.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:30 PM. The Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Coudersport Ambulance To Vine St.

At 6:10 PM on Saturday Coudersport Ambulance was dispatched to Vine St for an illness call.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 449

At 5:42 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 449 for a transport to Coudersport Hospital.

Governor Corbett Opens 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today kicked off the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm
Show by welcoming visitors to celebrate the state’s agriculture industry.

“The Pennsylvania Farm Show is a celebration of agriculture from farm to fork,”
said Governor Corbett. “Over the next eight days, agriculture will take center stage and more than 400,000 people will come to pay tribute to our foremost citizens in our foremost industry.”

The governor shared accomplishments that have kept Pennsylvania growing over
the past year, including:

· Signing Act 78, which made PA Preferred™ a permanent branding program to
help producers market their products to consumers. More than 2,000
businesses are registered;

· The permanent protection of nearly 13,000 acres of farmland statewide
through Pennsylvania’s nation-leading farmland preservation program; and

· Establishing the Pennsylvania Dairy Leadership Council, composed of
individuals representing all key dairy industry sectors, to coordinate the
development and expansion of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.

During the opening ceremony, Governor Corbett recognized members of the state’s
PA Preferred™ marketing program. PA Preferred identifies agricultural products
grown and processed in Pennsylvania to consumers and major retail, wholesale and distribution chains interested in supporting local farmers and businesses.

The program’s trademark is a gold checkmark inside a blue keystone that can be
found on products year-round at farmers markets, restaurants, food processors,
grocery chains, craft breweries and wineries.

“Pennsylvania is home to an abundant and diverse food supply, and buying PA
Preferred helps support farmers and local businesses that work to produce quality products and make investments in local economies,” said Governor Corbett. “Made in PA. It makes a difference.”

Part of the opening ceremonies was the “Parade of Agriculture,” which highlighted each of the show’s departments. Representatives from Penn State Cooperative Extension, youth participants, and exhibitors displayed livestock and dairy animals, commodities and entries from the Family Living Department during the ceremony.

The 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the
nation, featuring more than 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300
commercial exhibitors.

The show runs Jan. 7-14 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show
Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10.

For more information or a complete schedule, visit

Man To Be Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

A Coudersport man will be charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in District Court 55-4-01.

Matthew Adam Gutshall, 21, of 477 Rt. 6 West, Coudersport, PA, was found to have drug paraphernalia in his possession by Potter County Probation at 226 First Street in Shinglehouse, PA on January 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm according to a news release by Trooper Gerg of the Coudersport Station.

Claw Foot Bathtub Stolen From Roulette Yard

A claw foot bath tub that was located in a yard
at 197 Laninger Creek Road in Roulette Township and owned by Mary L. Fourness of 46 Matt Ward Road, Coudersport, PA, was stolen by unknown actors on January 4/5.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Roger L. McCloskey is the investigator.

Back Window Damaged On Vehicle On Rich Valley Road

A Criminal Mischief incident that occurred overnight on January 5/6 on Rich Valley Road in Shippen Township is under investigation by State Police at Emporium.

Unknown actors arrived at the residence of Clarence Swank and used an unknown object to cause $250.00 in damage the rear window of a 2010 KIA vehicle that was parked out in front of the residence.

Trooper Barnes of the Emporium Station is the investigator.

One Vehicle Crash On North Hollow Road

No Injuries in North Hollow Crash
Reported about 1 mile from Route 6, driver does not think he is injured.
Coudersport Ambulance, Fire Dept., and Medic 6 dispatched.

UPDATED: State Police reported this one vehicle crash occurred as a 2005 Jeep Rubicon driven by Eric R. Grasser, 31, of Coudersport, PA, was traveling north on North Hollow Road when he lost control of his vehicle and traveled across the south lane and struck an embankment. The vehicle then came to final rest in the southbound lane of the road.

Grasser was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. His vehicle was towed from the scene by Kightlinger's.

Trooper Bryan T. Uhl, who investigated, cited Grasser for Roadways Laned For Traffic.

Luella C. Osgood, 73, of 5843 Church Street Limestone, NY

Luella C. Osgood, 73, of 5843 Church Street Limestone, passed away Friday, January 6th, 2012 at Bradford Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

On line condolences may be made at

Account Set Up At Bank For Children

Account Set Up At Bank For Children
I realize we all have feeling and things to say about the accident that
took the life of my aunt Linda Wood.

Please realize no matter what we
think, or who we want to blame, God wanted Linda home. It was her time.

Linda has left behind two small children. Gavin and Baylee. I have set up
a bank account at the First National Bank in Port Allegany for them.

Linda had no life insurance. Instead of flowers or memorials to a
foundation, I have asked that if you want to give, please give it to her

Kandi Goodreau

State police commander retires amid drunk driving charge

Video courtesy WHTM-TV

Area Deaths

ELDRED — George Nelson Shields, 81, died Friday (Jan. 6, 2012) at the Sena Kean Manor in Smethport following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home.

Bullying Incident Being Investigated

Bullying Incident Being Investigated

Smethport Police are investigating an act of bulling at Smethport High School. McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn says several witnesses are being interviewed and the investigation is on going. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

MVA On South Mill Street In Shinglehouse

Car Into Pole With Wires Down
At 1:19 am on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 143 South Mill Street in Shinglhouse for a report of a MVA, a car into a pole with lines down. Reporting possibly no injuries.

Feds May Provide Water For Dimock Residents

EPA could deliver water to Pa. town with bad wells

State Prison Sentences For Participants In Drug Ring

Drug ring sentencing: Tara Snyder, Jorge Stuart jailed

By Brian Quinn

COUDERSPORT, Pa. —Two defendants in a $2 million drug distribution ring, one a Whitesville resident, drew prison sentences Wednesday in Potter County Court.

Tara Snyder was sentenced by President Judge Stephen P.B. Minor to 1 1/2 to three years in Muncy Correctional Facility in Muncy, Pa., for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. On a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver cocaine, she was given a three-year probation sentence.

The other person sentenced Wednesday was Jorge Stuart of Camden, N.J. For delivery of a controlled substance, Stuart got four to 10 years at Camp Hill Correctional Facility in Camp Hill, Pa. For conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, Stuart will serve four to 10 years. The sentences will be served at the same time.

In December, Snyder’s husband, David Snyder, the ringleader in the drug ring, was sentenced to 34 to 68 years in prison and fined $175,000. Read the entire story at the Wellsville Daily Reporter....

Pentagon provides first details of Harborcreek airman's death

Pentagon provides first details of Harborcreek airman's death

Staff report, Erie Times-News

The Department of Defense has confirmed the death of Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell, a Harborcreek Township native who was serving in Afghanistan. He died Thursday when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle.

Bell was traveling in Shir Ghazi, in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, when the bomb exploded. Two servicemen who were traveling with him -- Tech. Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz, of Michigan, and Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler, of Maryland -- also were killed. More...

Two Lost Labs Upper Grimes Area Are Now Home

Two Lost Labs Upper Grimes Area Are Home

1 Yellow Lab Male his name is Beef
1 Chocolate Lab Female her name is Lilly

MVA Hamlin TWP

At 9:28 AM on Sat. Dept 10 Medic 5 were dispatched to a one car MVA with injuries in Hamlin TWP.

4-County Leasing Group Expands/Meetings Scheduled In Smethport & Little Valley

Roulette 4-H Club To Sing At PA Farm Show Today

Local 4-H Club To Sing At Farm Show Saturday

farmshow1Cow Patty Kickers 4-H Club from Roulette has been chosen to sing at the opening ceremony of the State Farm Show on Saturday, Jan. 7, in Harrisburg.

The club submitted a demo recording last month and was selected from multiple entries across the state.

Cow Patty Kickers includes Ashley Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Marissa Baker, Shelby Baker, Marcus Murphy, Frances Kujawski, Evie Russell, David Talkington and Mira Terrette.

In addition to performing in front of hundreds of Farm Show attendees, the nine-member group will meet with the Secretary of Agriculture and Governor.

The Farm Show opening ceremonies will be aired on Pennsylvania Cable Network (Zito Media cable channel 22) at 2 pm on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Pedestrian Died After Accidentally Struck Thursday Evening

A woman pedestrian was killed Thursday night when she was struck by a vehicle as she walked along Kings Run Road in Ceres Township, McKean County.

Linda K. Wood, 34, of Barbertown Road, Eldred, PA, was transported to Olean General Hospital by Shinglehouse Ambulance after the 6:00 pm accident, 4/10 of a mile south of Route 44 on Kings Run Road. She did not survive.

State Police investigator Frank R. Millard, in a news release, said that the accident occurred as Wood was walking in the southbound lane of Kings Run Road, while a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 driven by Russell S. Hartzell, 37, of Eldred, PA, was also traveling southbound on Kings Run Road.

As Hartzell approached Wood, and just prior to the collision, his vehicle was passed by two approaching vehicles traveling northbound on Kings Run Road. Hartzell was unable to see Wood walking in the lane due to her being dressed in all dark clothing.

Hartzell's vehicle struck Wood and continued south on Kings Run Road coming to rest in the southbound lane. Wood was thrown into the ditch along the west side of the road where she came to rest.

Hartzell was not injured in the crash and State Police did not file any charges against him.

Shinglehouse Fire Dept., Fire Police, and EMS along with Olean Medic 10 all responded to the scene.

Wood's obituary is posted in a previous post on Solomon's words.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Hill Road

At 8:35 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Hill Road for a medical emergency.

Robert Francis Potocek, 80, of Summerville, SC

Robert Francis Potocek, 80, of Summerville, SC, husband of Geraldine Thomas Potocek, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at his residence.

He was born February 19, 1931 in Akron Ohio, a son of the late John Potocek. A veteran of the Korean War, he proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was loved dearly by his family and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Carolyn (Allen) Berfield of Coudersport, PA, Diane (Jerry) Austin of Shelby, NC, and Cindy (Richard) Speroni of Salamanca, NY, one son, Mark (Shawn) Potocek of Ladson, SC, 5 grandchildren, Alan Berfield, Jennifer Austin Plummer, Stacey Austin Shasteen, Lark Berfield Parker and Carrin Potocek, 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara L. Potocek, granddaughter, Carrie Austin, and brother, Anthony Potocek.


Linda K. Wood, 34, of Barbertown Rd., Eldred, PA

ELDRED- Linda K. Wood, 34, of Barbertown Rd., passed away Thursday (Jan. 5, 2012) in Olean General Hospital, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born October 25, 1977, in Kane, PA, she was a daughter of Karmon M. and Iona Austin Wood.

Linda was a longtime resident of the area coming from Indiana. She was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1996, and also of Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA.

She had worked several years for Monroe County, Indiana, as a corrections officer, before moving back to the area.

She had attended the Bells Run Union Church of Eldred while a resident of the area.

She is survived by her beloved companion, Thomas W. Pritt of Eldred, a son, Gavin Winkel; and a daughter, Baylee M. Wood both of Bloomsburg, IN; three brothers, Kim Wood of Bath, NY, Bob Wood of Indiana, and Daniel Wood of Arkport, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Nancy Michelson, Roseanne Calhoun, Ella Hobson; and a brother, Richard Wood.

There will be no visitation.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 14, 2012) in Bells Run Union Church, with Rev. Chad Shaffer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Bells Run Cemetery, Eldred.

The family requested donations be made to the First National Bank of Port Allegany, to benefit Gavin Winkel and Baylee Wood, her beloved children.

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

Kenneth R. Lippig, 55, of 64 Walker Ave., Bradford, PA, formerly a longtime resident of Phoenix, AZ

Kenneth R. Lippig, 55, of 64 Walker Ave., formerly a longtime resident of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at Hamot Medical Center, in Erie.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Rollover Crash On West Washington Street In Corrydon Township

One Car Rollover Crash With Injuries
At 6:25 pm on Friday, Corydon Fire Dept. and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash near 3045 West Washington Street in Corydon Township. 2 patients are self-extricated with injuries. The location is near the intersection with Wolf Run Road.

A helicopter is being placed on standby if needed.

DEP & Clean Air Council Spar Over Emissions From Compressor Stations

DEP Tussles with Environmentalists Over Marcellus Air Emissions


State Impact

Back in Octo­ber, the envi­ron­men­tal group Clean Air Coun­cil told the EPA that the state Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion was not doing its job of inform­ing the pub­lic about poten­tial air pol­lu­tion related to nat­ural gas pro­duc­tion. Envi­ron­men­tal­ists worry about emis­sions from com­pres­sor sta­tions, which help move gas through inter­state pipelines. Those emis­sions can include volatile organic com­pounds and car­bon monox­ide. More and more com­pa­nies are seek­ing approval for new com­pres­sor sta­tions as the shale boom in Penn­syl­va­nia con­tin­ues. The Clean Air Coun­cil filed a peti­tion with the EPA, say­ing that DEP not only failed to meet the min­i­mum fed­eral require­ments to inform the pub­lic about emis­sions, but also, the state reg­u­la­tors failed to get fed­eral approval of an over­all plan for these sites as required by the Clean Air Act.

Sec­re­tary Michael Krancer responded to the peti­tion this week with a scathing let­ter to EPA direc­tor Lisa Jack­son. In it, he says the peti­tion “lacks merit,” and is a waste of time. More...

Tickets Available for Fifth Annual Lion Wine and Cheese and Auction

Tickets Available for Fifth Annual Lion Wine and Cheese and Auction

DuBois –The Fifth Annual Lion Wine and Cheese is slated for 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10, in the Multi-Purpose Building at Penn State DuBois. Meteorologist Brian Thompson, of WTAJ-TV, will serve as emcee for the evening.

Organized by the DuBois Educational Foundation Athletics Fundraising Committee, the event will feature wine and cheese tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. A live auction will be run by auctioneer Pat Errigo. A silent auction, raffles, and other games of chance will also be held. Numerous businesses and individuals in DuBois and the surrounding areas have donated prizes and auction items to the event. Some of the items up for grabs include Penn State football tickets, sports memorabilia, area golf packages, artwork, and more.

All proceeds will benefit intercollegiate athletic programs at Penn State DuBois.

Admission tickets are $30 per person, which also includes a chance at the evening's door prize. For additional information or to purchase tickets contact Julie Duffee at 375-4786 or

January Events At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Electrical Fire In Mansfield Displaces 5

5 homeless after Mansfield blaze

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

LinkMANSFIELD - An electrical wiring fire left five people homeless in the borough late Tuesday.

According to Mansfield Fire Chief Jim Welch, the fire at 80 S. Academy St. was ruled "accidental electrical" and likely was caused by "some sort of electrical short in the second-floor wall or ceiling area."

The first-floor residents, three male university students, had noticed a problem with ceiling lights about 9:30 p.m. and then smelled smoke around 11 p.m., calling 911 around 11:10 p.m., Welch said. More...

Rep. Gabler Recognizes Retired PSP Trooper

Gabler Recognizes Retired PSP Trooper

On Friday, Jan. 6, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) presented a House citation to Robbie G. Fedder. A resident of St. Marys, Fedder was recognized for 25 years of service with the Pennsylvania State Police, having recently retired from the Ridgway barracks.
Photo provided by Gabler's office

Something In The Water In DuBois?

Detergent found in city water system

Friday, January 6, 2012
Courier Express
There may be something in the water in DuBois.

DuBois City Manager John "Herm" Suplizio said at Thursday's council work session that some "type of detergent is getting into the city's water system" and it could be hazardous to the fish in Sandy Lick Creek.

He said it doesn't happen all the time.

The council agreed to sign a Consent Order and Agreement with the state Department of Environmental Protection and will conduct a test by placing minnows in the Sandy Lick to find out how hazardous the substance is.

"This is 100 percent nothing the city is doing," he said. "but since it's coming into our system we have to do something."

Sharing Orders Due Jan. 16th



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold three First Friday admissions programs during the Spring semester.

The first program will be held Jan. 13. Others will be Feb. 3 and March 2.

First Fridays give prospective students a chance to participate in an admissions event that includes a program, tour and lunch in the KOA Dining Hall.

“First Fridays are a great way for people to get familiar with us, whether they’re prospective freshmen or transfer students, adults or veterans interested in taking classes or enrolling,” said Alex Nazemetz, director of admissions.

Sessions begin at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to register, either online at or by calling 1-800-872-1787.

45 New Troopers Join Ranks Of Pennsylvania State Police

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Congratulates New Troopers at Graduation

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2012 -- Commissioner Frank Noonan today congratulated the 45 men and women joining the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police following their graduation from the State Police Academy.

"I congratulate each and every one of you, the 133rd class of the Pennsylvania State Police. Today, you become the ultimate protectors of the citizens of the commonwealth and we thank you for your dedication and service," Noonan said. "As you broach your new assignments, I am confident you will uphold the traditions of honor, service, integrity, respect, trust, courage and duty of this great law enforcement organization."

Also speaking at today's graduation ceremony, held at Central Dauphin High School, was James W. McJunkin, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington, D.C. field office. McJunkin began his law enforcement career as Pennsylvania State Police trooper.

Cadet Andrew R. Hearn, of Reading, Berks County, spoke on behalf of the cadet class. Cadet Randy L. Kemmerling, of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, was named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award.

Recipients of other awards included:

Cadet Joseph P. Urban, Nanticoke, Luzerne County– Commissioner Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award;
Cadet Matthew M. Terkay, Canonsburg, Washington County – Col. John K. Schafer Memorial Physical Fitness Award;
Cadet Preston M. Gray, Fogelsville, Lehigh County – Sgt. Charles B. Gesford High Pistol Award; and
Cadet Maxwell W. Andres, DuBois, Clearfield County – Col. Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award.

Maj. John W. Laufer III, director of the state police Bureau of Training and Education, supervised the training of the class, which was the 133rd class to graduate from the State Police Academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960.

"The troopers standing before you have endured 25 weeks of intensive physical and classroom training. I have watched these men and women transform from cadets into troopers ready to enforce the laws of the commonwealth," Noonan said.

Visit the Pennsylvania State Police online at

Editor's Note: The graduates have been assigned to stations within 10 troop areas across the state. A list of troopers and their hometowns, arranged by the location of their troop assignment, follows:

Troop B, Washington, Washington County

Melinda J. Brandt of Newell, Fayette County

Adam J. Sikorski of Saxonburg, Butler County

Troop E, Erie, Erie County

Scott B. Sipko of Bradford, McKean County

Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County

Maxwell W. Andres of DuBois, Clearfield County

Comfrey S. Ickes of Monroeville, Allegheny County

Zachary E. Martin of Montoursville, Lycoming County

Garrett R. Marvich of Verona, Allegheny County

Timothy B. Nicklas of Woodland, Clearfield County

Terry Jeffrey R. Seal of Eldred, McKean County

Timothy T. Wright of Ridgway, Elk County

Troop G, Hollidaysburg, Blair County

David S. Miller of Somerset, Somerset County

Casey J. Perrotta of Donora, Washington County

Matthew M. Terkay of Canonsburg, Washington County

Joseph L. Watkins of Somerset, Somerset County

Troop H, Harrisburg, Dauphin County

Jason A. Brindle of Shippensburg, Franklin County

Daniel T. Eddy of Uniontown, Fayette County

Robert A. Fay of DuBois, Clearfield County

Jeremy R. Holderbaum of Alum Bank, Bedford County

Anthony P. Jendrzejewski of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Randy L. Kemmerling of Harrisburg, Dauphin County

James D. Newcomer of Harrisburg, Dauphin County

John S. Roberton Jr. of Derry, Westmoreland County

Katjie R. Rumbaugh of Midway, Washington County

Matthew J. Sodmont of Bainbridge, Lancaster County

Troop J, Lancaster, Lancaster County

Emily A. Dressler of Hummelstown, Dauphin County

Wesley P. Foster of Aston, Delaware County

Colby J. Shesko of Coatesville, Chester County

Cody T. Wile of Lancaster, Lancaster County

Troop K, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

Jesus M. Baez Jr. of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

David M. Bair of Williamsport, Lycoming County

Derrick J. Cargill of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Stephen W. Dozier of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

Jeffrey S. Hand of Yardley, Bucks County

Thomas H. Sanders of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

Troop M, Bethlehem, Lehigh County

Zachary P. Charpentier of Newtown, Bucks County

Preston M. Gray of Fogelsville, Lehigh County

Andrew R. Hearn of Reading, Berks County

Brett S. Miller of Palmer Township, Northampton County

Erik R. Sinwich of Bristol, Bucks County

Troop N, Hazleton, Luzerne County

Michael J. Foux of Nanticoke, Luzerne County

Marvin S. Shair of Hawley, Wayne County

Michael R. Sofranko of Jim Thorpe, Carbon County

Joseph P. Urban of Nanticoke, Luzerne County

Troop R, Dunmore, Lackawanna

James A. Gilhooley Jr. of Yatesville, Luzerne County

Michael A. Oakes of New Hope, Bucks County

Roulette Ambulance To Lyman Road

At 2:24 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Lyman Road in Roulette for a medical emergency

Clean Air Council Responds To DEP News Release

PA DEP Secretary Calls Complying with Federal Clean Air Act Rules “Bizarre”

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 6, 2012 Yesterday Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Secretary Michael Krancer submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling the Clean Air Council’s request for Pennsylvania to comply with its federally-approved Clean Air Act State Implementation Plan (SIP) a “bizarre position.”

On November 28, 2011, the Council submitted a petition to EPA asking them to make a finding that Pennsylvania is failing to implement its SIP in response to PA DEP’s ongoing failure to ensure adequate public notice and access to information before issuing permits to minor sources of air pollution. This has become especially problematic because due to another flawed PA DEP policy nearly all Marcellus Shale operations have been deemed minor sources.

In 2008 PA DEP finalized a “streamlined” permitting process for minor sources and submitted those revisions to EPA for approval and inclusion in their SIP. At the time PA DEP explained that the revision merely clarified their current practice of only publishing notices of receipt for permit applications for sources where there is little or no public interest or concern.

Alongside PA DEP’s announcement of yesterday’s letter to EPA they released notice of an upcoming hearing for a minor source permit for a Marcellus Shale compressor station. This hearing was the result of over 60 requests from citizens for more information regarding the source of air pollution entering their community.

“It is clear from the public outcry that a ‘streamlined’ process is inappropriate for Marcellus Shale ‘minor source’ permits,” said Joseph Otis Minott, Esq., Executive Director of the Clean Air Council, “Citizens should not have to force a public hearing on every compressor station because the notice and access to information is insufficient.”

The EPA has not approved PA DEP’s SIP revision and the current SIP remains in effect. The existing SIP provision requires full disclosure of the proposed permit and conditions along with PA DEP reasoning for issuing the permit and its conditions. Regardless of any state law changes, PA DEP is not currently complying with these notice requirements. Secretary Krancer’s letter to the EPA appears to argue that the state law trumps the federal requirements. This argument is nonsensical and would render the entire SIP process meaningless.

Further, the revision frustrates the underlying purpose of public notice and comment periods and does not meet Clean Air Act requirements. The Council expects that EPA will deny the revision and force Pennsylvania to revoke its “streamlined” permitting program.

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New Trial Granted for Johnny Lee

New Trial Granted for Johnny Lee

A Mount Jewett man, who has been found guilty in 2009 of repeatedly raping three girls, has been granted a new trial.

47 year-old Johnnie Lee's new trial will begin on
February 13 in McKean County Court. Lee had been found guilty on 45 counts of rape, indeviate sexual intercourse against a child and indecent assault.

However, testimony by a discredited forensics nurse has been thrown out and a new trial granted. Lee was serving a 42 to 85 year prison sentence in state prison.

ShaleNET Gas Job Training Pays Early Dividends

ShaleNET Gas Job Training Pays Early Dividends

shale_net_logoSeneca Highlands Career & Technical Center, in partnership with the Potter County Education Council, has been approved as a ShaleNET Training Partner – one of just eight established in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. Having an approved training provider in Port Allegany brings pre-employment programs at little or no cost to area residents interested in working in the gas industry.

A federally sponsored initiative, ShaleNET supports recruitment, training, placement, and retention in high-demand occupations, including derrick operator, rotary drill operator, service unit operator, roustabout, welder/brazier, and commercially licensed driver.

Dividends are already being seen locally. In December, the first ShaleNET training was launched as a pilot program. The Career & Technical Center and Education Council worked with Penn College of Technology, Northcentral Pa. Regional Planning, Northcentral Pa. Workforce Investment Board, and regional CareerLinks. This session allowed instructors to become certified and provided 14 applicants with an opportunity to enroll. With a week of training left to go in the program, several trainees have already accepted positions with the industry. Four companies will be interviewing the remaining students once they complete the course.

Anyone interested in enrolling in the program, interviewing graduates, or learning more should please contact the Education Council’s Port Allegany office at (814) 545-1333.

Cuba man who fled from cops in Allegany County shot by police in Tennessee

Cuba man who fled from cops in Allegany County shot by police in Tennessee

A Cuba man who was the subject of a high speed chase in northern Allegany County has been apprehended in Tennessee. Police there shot him after the driver of the vehicle he was in attempted to run over a police officer who had stopped their vehicle.

The Wellsville Daily Reported has the complete breaking story HERE.

Coudersport Ambulance To Potter Game Club Road

At 12:11 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the Potter Game Club Road for a medical emergency.

Tanker Truck Rollover Crash On Lundquist Road In Delmar Township

Tanker Truck Rollover
At 11:59 AM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire Rescue has been dispatched to a tanker truck rollover crash on the Lundquist Road, about 1/2 mile from Route 287. Caller reports no injury but possible fuel leak.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The Friends of Hanley Library will host alumnus and author Chris Mackowski to speak about his new book “Chancellorsville: Crossroads of Fire” at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The talk will take place in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons and is co-sponsored by the McKean County Historical Society/Old Jail Museum.

“Crossroads” recounts the events of the Battle of Chancellorsville, a major battle in the American Civil War frequently cited as Confederate commander Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory because the Southern army overcame odds of nearly three to one. The book also serves as a tour guide for the battlefield and is the latest book in a Civil War series that will be authored by Mackowski.

Mackowski is an associate professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., and also works as a historian for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he gives tours of four major Civil War battlefields, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania.

He is also the author of “Dark Close Wood: The Wilderness, Ellwood and the Battle that Defined Both” and co-author of “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson.” He has written for Civil War Times, America’s Civil War and Blue & Gray. You can also find him on the Web, as the co-founder of the blog Emerging Civil War,

In addition to his work on the Civil War, he has also written about the theater and has been active in local and regional theater productions.

Mackowski will also answer questions from the audience and sign copies of “Chancellorsville,” which will be for sale.

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

Route 49 closed at crash scene east of Elkland

Route 49 has been REOPENED at crash scene east of Elkland at 12:45 pm.

11:20 a.m. Friday:

Motorists in northern Tioga County are advised that a section of Route 49 in Nelson Township is currently closed to traffic at the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash near the Dollar General Store east of Elkland.

Passenger vehicle traffic will be detoured onto Barney Hill Road and East Main Street. Barney Hill Road has a 3-ton weight restriction.

Route 49 may remain closed until around 1 p.m. at that location. Motorists should plan extra time for their travels.

2 Truck Accident On Rt. 49

1/6/2012-- 10:51 AM--
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT-- ROUTE 49-- NELSON TWP near the Dollar General store.
Nelson, Osceola & Valley Ambulance & Lawrenceville Fire Dept with jaws dispatched to this accident.

Tractor-Trailer & Panel Truck reported.

11:52 am--LIFENET 7-7 AIRBORNE


Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company Issues Voluntary Recall of "Edelweiss Creamery Premium Fondue Blend" Because of Possible Health Risk

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company Issues Voluntary Recall of “Brennan’s Cellars Shredded Premium Fondue Blend -- Emmentaler Swiss & Gruyere Cheese”, "Brennan’s Cellars Shredded Mild Colored Cheddar Cheese”, “Brennan’s Cellars Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese” Because of Possible Health Risk

01/06/2012 11:08 AM EST
Rich Products Corporation recalled its 1/4 (quarter) Sheet Vanilla Flavored Pre-Soaked Sponge Cake Artificially Flavored (Product Code: 00405) on January 5, 2012, because small plastic fragments from the packaging were found on top of the product. The size of the fragments range from 1/4 (one fourth) to 3/4(three fourths) inches.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To S. Mill Street

At 10:00 am on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to S. Mill Street for an illness call.

At 10:22 am--Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to this call.

Check Out Hazels Affordable Vehicles In Hebron Center


Free Math Course Offered for Adults

Free Math Course Offered for Adults

DuBois – Penn State DuBois, in conjunction with the Central Intermediate Unit #10 (CIU #10), will offer Part II of a free course in mathematics for adults who want to brush up on their basic skills. Part II begins January 9, but there is still time to sign up by the second class, which will be held January 16. Students do not have to have taken Part I of the course to enroll in Part II. Part I reviewed basic math operations, using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and signed numbers, the metric system, problem solving with formulas, and graphing. Part II reviews signed numbers, the evaluation of algebraic expressions, polynomials, equations and inequalities, factoring, graphing, and word problems.

Class is held Mondays, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., from January 9, through April 27, in Room 204 DEF Building, at Penn State DuBois.

This refresher course is intended for any adult who wants to improve math skills to help further their education, or simply to advance their abilities for use in everyday life. For those who have considered enrolling, or re-enrolling in college, the course will prepare them for math classes required in most degree programs.

"This is a great opportunity for people who want to update their math skills," said Adult Student and Veteran Services Coordinator Sueann Doran. "What they learn here can really give them an edge if they choose to enroll in college; or they can simply come away from this with a better knowledge of math that they can apply to their day-to-day lives." Doran explained that there is no obligation to enroll in additional courses for those who take advantage of this free opportunity.

Students in the course will receive an assessment of their math skills at the beginning, and another assessment at the end to determine how much they learned.

The math improvement course is sponsored by CIU #10, one of 29 regional education delivery organizations in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's Intermediate Units are funded by the Department of Education and local school districts. They can provide special education services, student counseling services, staff continuing education opportunities, and program planning assistance to the public and non-public schools.

Space is limited for the math improvement class. To register, or for more information, call the Clearfield Development Center for Adults at 814-765-1131, or the Penn State DuBois Office of Adult and Veteran's Services at 814-375-4716.

4-County Leasing Group Expands/Meetings Scheduled In Smethport & Little Valley

Thursday, January 5, 2012

DEP Secretary Urges EPA to Dismiss Clean Air Council Petition

DEP Secretary Urges EPA to Dismiss Clean Air Council Petition, Approve State Plan Submitted Three Years Ago

HARRISBURG -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer today urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to dismiss a petition that the Clean Air Council filed with EPA in November 2011. The petition claimed that Pennsylvania is failing to implement requirements in its State Implementation Plan and asked EPA to impose sanctions on Pennsylvania.

“This petition lacks merit and based on longstanding and documented facts in this matter, the EPA should promptly dismiss this,” Krancer said in letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. “As the EPA and Clean Air Council are well aware, Pennsylvania is implementing and acting in full compliance with our latest state regulation of 2008.

“The latest State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal of 2009, embodying that 2008 regulation, was submitted to EPA for its approval in April 2009, but has not yet been approved by EPA. This petition takes the bizarre position that Pennsylvania is guilty of not acting in conformance with a prior 1996 regulation that is no longer even on the books in Pennsylvania.”

In 2007, the state’s Environmental Quality Board proposed changes to expedite permitting of what are considered to be minor air emissions sources. To aid in crafting the final rulemaking, there were several public hearings held around the state, as well as a public comment period that included correspondence with Clean Air Council and consultation with the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee. That committee is made up of representatives from government, environmental organizations and industry.

In April 2009, DEP submitted the final rulemaking as a revision to its SIP and because of EPA’s failure to respond, it was deemed administratively complete in October 2009. To date, EPA has not responded and was recently sued by several environmental groups for lack of action on Pennsylvania’s and other states’ plans.

“As EPA should be painfully aware, EPA has been sued over this situation and shoulders the blame for what Clean Air Council is complaining about,” the letter notes.

“DEP and EPA should not be unnecessarily distracted by this contrived and irrational petition from the important and serious work our agencies perform,” Krancer said. “Perhaps Clean Air Council’s time would have been better served by suing EPA for … failing to perform one of its basic functions in a timely manner, rather than submitting this frivolous petition against Pennsylvania.

Krancer noted that DEP has expanded the public participation process to include public meetings and public hearings when appropriate, and that Clean Air Council has been present at such hearings. The council has also complimented DEP on this effort.

Krancer sent Administrator Jackson a recent letter from CAC that praises DEP for holding one of several public hearings on plan approvals for compressor stations at natural gas operations. In addition to such hearings and public comment periods on major sources, notices of permit applications for minor sources are made public and comments are considered in DEP’s decisions.

For more information and to read the letter, visit

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10th Annual Winterfest &Vintage Snowmobile Show

West End Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club is holding it's 10th Annual Winterfest &Vintage Snowmobile Show on Saturday January 28, 2012 from 10AM - 4PM. The event is held at the Kaple Farm at 242 Main Street in Roulette, Potter County, PA.

The event will be held snow or no snow.

Join the fun! It is a wonderful community event and admission is free!

There will be games for children and adults, music, a Chinese auction, warm food & beverages, door prizes, warming stations and much more. Bring your old snowmobile to display - no show fee and you could win a trophy! Catch up with friends and neighbors. A great way to spend the day.

Looking For Love:

Looking For Love: Drexel Researchers Put Online Dating to the Test

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, one in five Americans finds his or her spouse via online dating websites, but according to Drexel researchers, marriage isn't the only measure of success among people looking for love in cyberspace.

Rachel Magee and Christopher Mascaro, both second-year Ph.D. students in The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, and their advisor Dr. Sean P. Goggins, completed a study that takes a closer look at the success stories of online daters. Their results, which will be presented at the international iConference in February, point toward a more accurate interpretation of "success" in online dating.

The Drexel study, entitled "Not Just a Wink and a Smile: An Analysis of User-Defined Success in Online Dating," examined data gathered during a two-week sample period in the spring of 2011 from success stories listed on the dating sites, eHarmony and OkCupid. The researchers looked at a random sampling of 20 percent of the success stories from each site.

Their findings concluded that a vast majority, 84 percent, of users who reported "successful" experiences on eHarmony where referring to marriage. By contrast, 46.7 percent of the reported success stories from were marriage stories and only 23 percent of the success stories on OkCupid were about marriage.

Each of the sites broke down their results into three categories of success: dating, engaged and married. An analysis of the data revealed that most users who had a successful experience on OkCupid, considered "dating" to be successful with slightly fewer stories of "engagement" and the fewest stories in the category of "marriage."

The frequency of stories for both eHarmony and increased in each category from "dating" to "marriage."

The researchers also examined geographic distribution of the people who logged on to write about their online dating success stories. Success stories followed population trends across the country. The region with the most respondents was the South Atlantic, while California boasted the most success stories as a state and Houston, Chicago and New York, respectively, were the top cities in generating online dating stories. The stories and locations of successful online daters indicate that in-person social networks may influence why individuals select online dating sites.

Rekindle At Scene of Ulysses Fire

Rekindle Reported In Ulysses Fire
At 8:44 pm on Thursday, Ulysses Fire Dept. has responded back to the scene of this afternoon's house fire on Baker Street for a rekindle.


Public Invited To Boys And Girls Club Meeting

Boys/Girls Club Update Planned Wednesday

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA LOGOSteering committee for the Boys and Girls Club of Potter County welcomes public participation at its next meeting, to be held at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Kaytee’s Restaurant (formerly Erway’s) on Rt. 6 west in Coudersport. The club opened its first facility four months ago. Wednesday’s meeting will include an overview of activities and plans. More information is available from the director, Monica Fourness, at 260-0220 or The organization has a website at

Mobile Home Structure Fire In Lawrence Township

1/5/2012 --7:08 PM--- FIRE / STRUCTURE

Tioga & Lawrenceville Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a structure fire at the above location. Flames are reported showing from this mobile home fire.

Dept. 2, 12, 18 & Lindley to send tankers. Fully involved mobile home fire.

Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident On Kings Run Road In Ceres Township

Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident
At 6:00 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Dept. 39 and Olean 10 have been dispatched to a vehicle/pedestrian accident on the Kings Run Road in Ceres Township.

State Police have not released any information on this accident except that a woman was fatally injured.

Richard S. (Dick) Johnson, 86, of 15 Maple St., Cuba, NY

CUBA, NY - Richard S. (Dick) Johnson, 86, of 15 Maple St. passed away Friday (Dec. 29, 2011) at Olean General Hospital following a short illness.

Born June 17, 1925, in Olean, he was a son of the late Earnest and Maude Ellen Hatch Johnson of Portville. In 1946 he married the former Joan Schnellmann, who predeceased him. They had four children. In 1982 he married Juneil Whalen of Olean, who also predeceased him.

Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Portville Central School. He was a lifelong resident of Portville prior to his retirement, after which he resided in Mesa, Arizona for part of the year, while spending summers at Sunny Hill Campground in Richburg, and in Cuba.

He and his father owned and operated the Portville GLF, a local feed mill working with area farming and agricultural industry for many years. Mr. Johnson later bought the Shinglehouse, Pa., GLF. Following his 1966 retirement from the mill, which was also called Portville Agway in its last years of operation, Mr. Johnson was a Nationwide Insurance agent operating Johnson Insurance Agency on East State Street in Olean for 18 years. For a short period of time he co-owned Olean Limousine Service.

He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Portville. Active in the community, in his earlier years Mr. Johnson served as a member of the Portville School Board, the Portville Library Board, Portville Town Board and was on the Bethel Lutheran Church Board of Directors and various church ways and means committees for numerous years. Previously, he was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Portville Mason Lodge, a past Master, holding the highest office, while also a member of the Cattaraugus County Shriners Club, participating in their Kart Corp. for years.
Most recently, Mr. Johnson was a member of the Cuba VFW and Cuba Am Vets and enjoyed socializing with his club friends. Mr. Johnson was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and years spent at his Cuba Lake summer cottage. His hobbies included bowling, racing, sports, playing cards, bird watching and puzzles. He loved "happy hour" when shared with his closest friends or family.

Surviving are his children, Craig R. Johnson of Cuba, Kirk S. Johnson of Olean, James E. Johnson of Portville and Deb Johnson of Cuba; two grandsons, Matthew Johnson of Denver, Colorado and Marc Johnson of Cuba; a sister, Joyce (Thomas) Braucher of Mesa, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of a funeral service or flowers, a memorial service is being planned, with arrangements to be announced at a later time. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital Burn Treatment Center, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 or to the Bethel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 74 Brooklyn St., Portville, NY 14770.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home Inc.

Potter, McKean, & Cameron Co. Fire & EMS Get State Grants From Slot Machine Gaming

Causer Announces Local Fire, Ambulance Grants

BRADFORD – Volunteer fire and emergency response organizations in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties have been awarded more than $316,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today.

“We are so fortunate in our region to have dedicated volunteers who are willing to serve our communities,” Causer said. “These state grants will help support them in their mission of protecting the public.”

The grants were awarded to 37 fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area. The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not general fund tax revenue.

This year’s program provided $25 million in grants statewide. Projects eligible for funding include: construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

Cameron County

  • Cameron County Ambulance Service Inc., Emporium – $5,679.61.
  • Emporium Fire Department Inc., Emporium – $9,500.
  • Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Emporium – $9,500.
  • Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department, Sinnamahoning – $15,000.

McKean County

  • Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $12,297.83.
  • Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $9,500.
  • Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department, Derrick City – $9,500.
  • Eldred Borough Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Eldred – $5,679.61 for EMS operations; $9,500 for fire company operations.
  • Eldred Township Volunteer Fire Department, Eldred – $9,779.32.
  • Hamlin Township Volunteer Fire Department, Hazel Hurst – $9,752.61.
  • Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Cyclone – $9,779.32.
  • Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Kane – $9,525.18.
  • Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Run – $9,779.32.
  • Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Run – $10,339.50.
  • Mount Jewett Area Ambulance Association, Mount Jewett -- $5,679.61.
  • Mount Jewett Fire Department, Mount Jewett – $9,779.32.
  • Otto Township Volunteer Fire Department, Duke Center – $5,679.61 for EMS operations; $9,779.32 for fire company operations.
  • Port Allegany Fire Department-Star Hose Company No. 1, Port Allegany – $12,297.83.
  • Port Area Ambulance Service Inc., Port Allegany – $5,679.61.
  • Rew Volunteer Fire Department, Rew – $9,754.14.

Potter County

  • Austin Volunteer Fire Department, Austin – $5,679.61 for EMS operations; $9,500 for fire company operations.
  • Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, Coudersport – $5,679.61.
  • Gale Hose Company No. 1 Inc., Galeton – $5,679.61.
  • Genesee Volunteer Fire Department, Genesee – $5,679.61 for EMS operations; $9,779.32 for fire company operations.
  • Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, Harrison Valley – $9,779.32.
  • Kettle Creek Ambulance Association, Cross Fork – $4,678.29.
  • Kettle Creek Hose Company No. 1, Cross Fork – $9,500.
  • Roulette Chemical Engine Company No. 1, Roulette – $5,679.61 for EMS operations; $9,500 for fire company operations.
  • Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, Shinglehouse – $5,679.61 for EMS operations; $10,059.41.
  • Tri-Town Fire Company, Ulysses – $10,339.50.
  • Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Association, Ulysses – $5,679.61.

Sylvia Johnson LOZIER, 62, of Westfield, PA

Sylvia Johnson LOZIER, 62, of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in her home.

Born March 5, 1949, in Lock Haven, PA, she was the daughter of Clifford and Mabel Counsil Ross.

Sylvia operated a residential and commercial cleaning service for many years.

She attended the Abundant Life Fellowship in Knoxville, PA.

Surviving are: her husband, Jesse E. Lozier; a son, Mark D. (Mary) Johnson of Westfield; a daughter, Paula Taft of Pavo, GA; four grandchildren; two step-daughters, Stephanie Vinzant of Fernandina Beach, FL and Amanda Farmer of Barney, GA; a brother, David (Jean) Ross of State College, PA; three sisters, Nancy Karstetter of Sebring, FL, Emma (David) Rupert of Daytona Beach, FL, and Mary (Keith) Baker of Harrison Valley, PA; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Paul D. “Brummy” Johnson in 1995; and a son, Steven P. Johnson, in 1993. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, January 13, 2012 in the Abundant Life Fellowship, Alba Street, Knoxville, PA. The Rev. Terry Spencer will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

DEP Announces Feb. 15 Public Meeting, Hearing on Sullivan County Compressor Station

DEP Announces Feb. 15 Public Meeting, Hearing on Sullivan County Compressor Station

Agency Will Discuss Central New York Oil and Gas LLC’s Air Quality Plan Approval Application

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 15, to discuss an Air Quality plan approval application from Central New York Oil and Gas LLC for construction of a compressor station in Davidson Township, Sullivan County.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Co., 11997 Route 42, Muncy Valley.

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

Central New York Oil and Gas LLC submitted the Air Quality Plan Approval application to DEP on Dec. 14, 2010. The plan includes two natural gas-fired engines to provide power to natural gas compressors, which would increase the pressure of the incoming natural gas to the facility and discharge the gas at a higher pressure for transport to a network of pipelines. It would also include controls for the new engines.

DEP published a notice of intent to issue the plan approval in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Oct. 1, 2011, and asked for public comment. A significant number of citizens requested that the agency hold a public meeting or public hearing to discuss the application.

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

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

For anyone unable to attend the public hearing, written comment should be submitted by the close of business on Feb. 27 to DEP Air Quality Program Manager, 208 West Third St., Ste. 101, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

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



BRADFORD, Pa. – The 2011 edition of Baily’s Beads, the literary magazine of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has been chosen Most Outstanding University Literary Magazine for 2011 by the American Scholastic Press Association.

It is the highest honor the association can award a college literary magazine. Last year the magazine received the award for colleges in its enrollment category, but this was the first year it was the overall winner. The magazine also received first place with special merit, a distinction it also earned in 2004, 2005 and 2008.

The 2011 issue was edited by Sarah Dorben, a 2011 writing graduate, and Michael Reeder, a 2011 writing graduate from Murrysville who also served as layout editor. The issue also earned a gold medalist certificate from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, which it also earned in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

Dr. Nancy McCabe, associate professor of writing and director of the writing program, is advisor for the staff, which also included Arpad Hervanek, artist, a biology major from Bradford; Steve Abplanalp, a 2011 writing graduate; Bruno Cognetti, a former writing student; Andrew Cauley, a writing major from Bradford; Seth Cheatle, an English major; Jarrett Clark, a former writing student; Clarice Rutledge, a writing and public relations major from Monroeville; Josh Ellson, a radiological science major from Export; Kevin Erdelack, a public relations and writing major from Cheswick; Ellen Goos, an interdisciplinary arts major from Orwigsburg; Nick Jones, a 2011 writing graduate; Kimberly Katilius, a former writing student; Mackenzee Miller, a writing major from Attica, N.Y.; James Segee, a writing major from Bradford; and Stewart Skeel, a 2011 writing graduate..

“We had a lot of bumps in the road putting together this issue, including hours of editing and a last-minute complete redesign,” McCabe said. “It’s nice to see all of that effort rewarded.”

While receiving accolades for the 2011 issue, the staff will unveil the 2012 issue during a free reception at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Mukaiyama Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Also, work has begun on the 2013 issue. The staff of the 2013 Baily’s Beads will read submissions of poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, memoir, travel writing, personal essays, plays and translations through March 30.

Work should have a cover sheet with the author’s name, address, phone number, email address and the title and genre of the work. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.

Poetry should be single-spaced, while prose should be double-spaced. Writers may submit up to 20 pages. Electronic submissions to are preferred. Submissions may also be dropped off at 103 Blaisdell Hall or mailed to Baily’s Beads, 300 Campus Dr., Bradford, Pa., 16701.

Structure Fire At Wheaton Residence On Baker Street In Ulysses Boro

House Fire In Ulysses
At 2:07 pm on Thursday, structure fire at 406 Baker Street in Ulysses Borough. Wheaton residence. Reported house.

Stations 47, 37, 20, and 48 due to respond.
Transfer one engine from Roulette to Coudersport for standby assignment.
Transfer one engine company from Westfield to Ulysses
Whitesville has also been dispatched
Port Allegany to stand by for Roulette
Chief reports exterior attack



Pictures With Santa Can Be Picked Up At Hauber's Jewelry Store

Pictures with Santa which were taken at the former Penneys' store may be picked up at Hauber's Jewelry Store, Main Street, Coudersport during regular store hours.

Thank you

Curt Weinhold & Coudy Santa

Pesticide Training/Crops Clinic

Pesticide Training/Crops Clinic
January 20, 2012 9:00 AM to 2:30 pm
Ulysses Fire Hall

Sponsored by the Potter County Conservation District, the Crops and Planting Clinic will be held on Friday, January 20th, 2012, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Ulysses Firehall. Fee is $15 per person and includes a hot lunch.

Clinics will include: Ag Updates, 102 Regulations, Manure Management, Chesapeake Bay WIP, Corn Planter Troubleshooting, Pesticide Labels, Fungus Control with Rye and Corn, Reducing Pesticide Exposure.

Certified pesticide applicators are required to attend the ENTIRE approved portions of the meeting to receive any update training credits. PDA has approved this event for 2 Core and 2 Category.

Registration deadline is January 13th. Call 274-8411 extension #4 for more info.