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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Port Allegany Woman Injured In Crash Thursday

State Police have released information on the one car crash that occurred on Thursday at 2:34 pm just west of the cemetery curve on US Highway 6 in Eulalia Township.

Brenda L. Baer, 44, of Port Allegany, PA, was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Coudersport Ambulance for immediate treatment.

Police report her current condition as unknown.

Trooper Derek G. Weaver said the crash occurred as Baer was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound on Rt. 6. She lost control of the vehicle negotiating a left hand curve. Her car crossed the westbound lane of travel, striking an embankment on the north side of the roadway.

Baer was not wearing a seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE-1-23-2012--Brenda is in Erie Trauma Center..Broken neck, Collapsed lung,Kidney & liver damage & is scheduled for surgery Tues. She is able to talk & eat a little but has a long road to recovery. visited her yesterday.. needs many prayers still!

Karli Rae Neff Makes Deans List At WVU

Karli Rae Neff
a freshman at West Virginia University for making the Deans list with a 3.81 GPA.

She is majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education in their Advanced Bachelors Honors program.

Karli is the daughter of Nate and Becky Evens of Port Allegany, PA and The Doctors Shawn and Sharon Neff of Martinsburg, WV and the Granddaughter of David and Connie Hallock of Port Allegany, PA and Mike and Shirley Neff of Brookville, Pa.

She is a 2011 graduate of Hedgesville High School, Martinsburg, WV.

Police Say Genesee Man Was DUI Early Saturday

A Genesee driver was determined to be DUI by State Police after they stopped him for failing to drive at a safe speed in Coudersport Boro at 2:16 am Saturday morning.

Darrin Paul Hamilton, 26, of 221 Academy Street, Genesee, PA, was taken into custody by Trooper Mark VanVolkenburg and later released pending criminal charges.

Elmira Woman Was DUI Friday Night

An Elmira woman was stopped by State Police on Route 49, just west of Steer Brook Road in Eulalia Township on Friday at 10:24 pm for a traffic violation.

Becky L. Lewis, 31, of 806 W. Gray Street B, Elmira, NY, was interviewed and further investigation determined she was under the influence of alcohol.

Trooper Derek C. Weaver arrested Lewis for DUI without incident and charges will be filed in District Court 55-3-01.

Police Say Coudersport Driver Was DUI

A Coudersport driver was taken into custody after police determined he was under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop for improper display of license registration plates.

Kenneth J. Ruter, 51, of 600 Marvin Hill Road, Coudersport, PA, was stopped by State Police on Thursday at 1:08 am on Rt. 6 at the intersection of Route 872 in Coudersport Boro.

Trooper Mark VanVolkenburg said Ruter was taken into custody and later released pending criminal charges.

Speaker to Present 'Klan-Destine Relationships' at Penn State DuBois

Speaker to Present 'Klan-Destine Relationships'
at Penn State DuBois

DuBOIS – Author and speaker Daryl Davis is scheduled present his program Klan-Destine Relationships, and provide an overview of his book by the same name, at Penn State DuBois. His work delves deep into the Ku Klux Klan, and provides a real and up-close look at racism in America.

An African-American male, Davis says he has, "come in closer contact with members of the Ku Klux Klan than most white non-members and certainly most blacks, short of being on the wrong end of a rope." He also continues to do so, making him one of the most unique lecturers on the college speaking circuit today.

Over the last ten years, Davis has done such things as set up surprise meetings with Klan leaders unaware of his skin color, and attended KKK rallies, all on a quest to do nothing more than explore racism and gather information for his book. Through it all, Davis eventually became the recipient of robes and hoods from Klan members who came to him to rescind their beliefs, and inadvertently stumbled upon a successful method of forming friendships between sworn enemies.

Davis' program is set for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office of Student Life at 814-375-4764, or visit

Structure Fire On Prentisvale Road

Structure Fire On Prentisvale Road
At 9:41 pm on Saturday, Eldred Township and Eldred Boro Fire Dept. have been dispatched to 2460 Prentisvale Road for a structure fire.


Ainzley Daniel Kincaid, born January 20, 2012

John and Jessica Kincaid are the proud parents of a son, Ainzley Daniel Kincaid, born January 20, 2012 at 7:57 am, weighing 5lbs 15 oz and 19 1/2 inches long.

Ainzley will be joining his brother at home Bowen Alexander age 8.

Maternal grandparents are Bob and Sheila Luke of Gaines, PA, maternal great grandparent Emogene Houghtaling of Coudersport, PA and paternal grandmother is Marianne Coller of Seminole, Florida.

Improving Pennsylvania’s Jobs Climate is the Main Issue On House Agenda Next Week; Reducing the Size of the House to be Voted in Committee

LinkImproving Pennsylvania’s Jobs Climate is the Main Issue On House Agenda Next Week; Reducing the Size of the House to be Voted in Committee

The state House returns to session on Monday, Jan. 23, to debate and vote on various issues of importance.

Improving the Commonwealth Jobs Climate
As state revenues come in lower than anticipated, and agencies are trying to cope with less money, House Republicans believe, “the best social program is a good economy.”

Following up on this week’s successful vote to help curb lawsuit abuse (House Bill 1907, capping punitive damages for long-term care facilities), the House will again put its focus on improving the state’s economy and jobs climate.

While the unemployment rate dropped for the third straight month, topping more than 7.5 percent is still too high according to House GOP members. The top priority of the House Republican Caucus is to make improvements to the Commonwealth’s jobs climate and lower the cost of doing business in the state. Republicans are concerned that according to various reports and business groups, Pennsylvania has one of the highest costs of doing business in the country when combining state and local taxes, fees, regulatory requirements and health care. Improvements will lead to higher employment and economic growth.

The House will consider two bills next week aimed specifically at job creators: House Bill 1972 (Rep. Justin Simmons, R-Lehigh/Northampton) would remove the sunset provision on the existing Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. The R&D Tax Credit supports start-up, highly advanced businesses within the Commonwealth.

House Bill 2022 (Rep. Mike Peifer, R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) would create a state "One Stop Shop Business Permit and License Portal." The online portal for businesses creates personal accounts to submit and track permits and licenses; it offers opportunities to make payments on licenses and permits; and tracks the status of applied-for permits.

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, a bi-partisan group of legislators, led by Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Majority Policy Committee Chairman, Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana) will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. in front of the lieutenant governor’s office in the Capitol to announce an initiative to make Pennsylvania more competitive for job creators. The group will announce proposed reforms to the state’s antiquated business tax structure to bring more equity and fairness to all job creators.

By working together, the House Republicans, Senate and Gov. Tom Corbett are working to change the state’s reputation and throw open Pennsylvania’s doors to job creation and retention.

Getting Our Own House in Order
The House State Government Committee will be voting on House Bill 153, sponsored by Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Armstrong/Indiana), aimed at reducing the size of the General Assembly. The bill, a constitutional amendment to reduce the size of the state House of Representatives from 203 members to 153, would require the same bill be debated and passed in two consecutive sessions, and subsequently approved by referendum vote of the people of Pennsylvania.

The Weekly Schedule
Bill numbers will be used to identify the legislation being considered either in committee or on the House floor. The bills, sponsors and summaries are posted HERE.

Shinglehouse Man Made Dean's List At IUP At Indiana, PA

Congratulations, Michael Prince, of Shinglehouse.

Michael is currently a Freshman at IUP University at Indiana, PA and just received notification that he made the Dean's List this semester.
Michael is a 2011 Graduate of Oswayo-Valley High School.
We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work! We knew you could do it!
Love Dad, Dee and Chance.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To W. Academy Street

At 8:48 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to West Academy Street for a fall victim.

Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese Auction At Ulysses Firehall On Sunday

John R. Hughes, Sr., 86, of Coudersport, PA

John R. Hughes, Sr., 86, of Coudersport, PA died Friday, January 20, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.

Born on June 14, 1925 in Wheeling, West Virginia, he was the son of Robert D. and Flora M. Haning Hughes. On June 9, 1951 in Coudersport, he married Phyllis Moran, who died on December 20, 2002.

Mr. Hughes was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during World War II. Following his military service he worked as a window washer in Canton, Ohio for 16 years. He then moved to Coudersport and was employed at the Potter County Texaco from 1957-1964. He was the manager there from 1964 until 1974. He was then employed for 13 years with the Potter County Sheriff’s Department and later with Adelphia Cable Communications, retiring in 2001.

Mr. Hughes was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, a life member of American Legion Potter Post 192 and the Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving are one son, Joseph M. Hughes and his wife, Barbara, of Belfast, NY, one daughter, Rosemary Musser and her husband, Brian, of Coudersport, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, John R. Hughes, Jr., who died on Oct. 12, 2011, one brother, William Hughes, and two sisters, Beatrice Karschner and Phyllis Sanford.

Friends are invited to John’s Life Celebration beginning on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 with visitation from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport.

Visitation will also be held at St. Eulalia Catholic Church on Wednesday from 10:00am until 11:00am at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the Reverend James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant.

Military rites will be accorded at the church by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor Activities Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. To share your fondest memories of John, please visit

Dorothy A. Steadman BISHER, 76, formerly of Genesee, PA and Lockport, NY

Dorothy A. Steadman BISHER, 76, formerly of Genesee, PA and Lockport, NY, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Absolute Care of Gasport, NY.

Born December 16, 1935, in Genesee, she was the daughter of Richard and Hazel A. Taft Steadman. On November 17, 1956, in Genesee, she married David Roger Bisher, who predeceased her on October 23, 2001.

She was employed by Simon Saw and Steel and Lewis Flower Shop, both of Lockport and owned and operated Dorothy Bisher’s Dress Shop in Genesee for several years.

She was a member of the Genesee Park Committee and volunteered at the Northern Tier Children’s Home Thrift Store in Genesee.

Surviving are: two sons, Kevin (Theresa) Bisher of Roulette, PA and Douglas (Gail) Bisher of Lockport, NY; two daughters, Rebecca (Scott Clark) McDonell of LeRoy, NY and Wanda (Thomas Jr.) Helmicki of Tonawanda, NY; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Rodger C. Steadman in 1997.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Township Park & Recreation Committee, Genesee, PA 16923 or your local hospice organization.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Mabel M. Williams, 86, of Smethport, PA

Mabel M. Williams, 86, of Smethport, died Friday (January 20, 2012) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.

She was born May 27, 1925 in Palmerton, a daughter of Arthur U. and Mabel E. Schuck Kromer. On December 21, 1946 in Lehighton, PA, she married Clinton J. Williams, who survives.

Mrs. Williams was a homemaker tending to the needs of her family.

She was a former member of the First Church of God of Kane, PA.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by
two daughters: Bonnie L. (Warren) Semmel of Smethport, PA and Kathleen M. (John) Repsher of Pen Argyl, PA
three sons: Larry A. (Ellie) Williams and Glenn J. Williams both of Lehighton, PA, and Arthur W. Williams of Duke Center, PA.
18 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers: William and Arthur Kromer and one sister: Ellen Snell.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 11 A.M. from the United Methodist Church of Smethport, with the Rev. Rob Hernan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hamlin Memorial Library or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made to

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

Albert H. “Junior” Nolan, 81, of Shinglehouse, PA

Albert H. Nolan “Beloved husband, father, and grandfather”

Albert H. “Junior” Nolan, 81, of Shinglehouse, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 21, 2012 in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY.

Born July 15, 1930 in Bell Run, he was a son of Albert A. and Ida Austin Nolan. On November 11, 1950 in Bell Run, he married Betty L. Ayers, who survives.

A lifelong Shinglehouse area resident, Mr. Nolan worked for Sandburg Oil Company in Olean for many years until retiring in 1992.

He was a charter member of Bell Run Union Church and was a former Ceres Township supervisor. He enjoyed camping, hunting, helping his daughter and son-in-law with their horses, going to his son and daughters’ camps, and riding his 4 wheeler.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Rodney (Lyn) Nolan of Shinglehouse; two daughters, Vickie (Robert) Benson and Cathy (Rick) Milliken, both of Shinglehouse; nine grandchildren, Brock Benson, Brice Benson, Ryan Milliken, Courtney Tandeciarz, Jordan Nolan, Carter Nolan, Grant Nolan, Nicole McNeal, and Charity Nolan; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold S. (Nancy) Nolan of Shinglehouse; a sister, Cressence A. Nolan of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Nolan was predeceased by a brother, Horace T. Nolan.

Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 11 am. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 with the Rev. Darell D. Harris of Oswayo and the Rev. Chad E. Shaffer, pastor of Bell Run Union Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Bell Run Community Club, 308 Austin Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Coudersport Ambulance To Freeman House

At 3:31 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Freeman House for a fall victim.

WNEP-TV Saturday Morning News

Galeton Volunteer Update for Habitat House

Greetings: Thank you to the Volunteers who were at the Habitat house this week and to the Brick House Deli for providing lunch.

Our next work day is Thursday, January 26th, 2012. We will try to finish the interior walls and weather permitting finish the siding on the outside. Also we will start to do the rough electric work - setting boxes and pulling wire. We will start at 8:00 a.m. and work until ???.

Is there anyone who would be willing to provide lunch for the crew - we usually have between 8 and 10 workers. Please let us know if you could help in this way. Thank you!

Come and join us if you can!

Jim and Charlotte Blain

Father Slocum Will Not be Returning to Ministry

Father Slocum Will Not be Returning to Ministry

Father Sam Slocum will not be returning to the ministry following his felony conviction on charges of concealment of the whereabouts of a child and corruption of minors. The Diocese of Erie has informed parishioners at the two churches where Slocum served as pastor St. Francis of Assisi in Bradford and Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Lewis Run. A sentencing date for Slocum hasn't been set yet and will be scheduled at a later date.

Couple Pleads to Food Stamp Fraud

Couple Pleads to Food Stamp Fraud

A Rixford couple pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to illegally obtaining food stamps.

Sarah and Christopher Vancise were accused of falsifying statements to get over 8,000 dollars in SNAP benefits between June of 2006 and July of 2011. The couple had told social services that Christopher was no longer a member of the household. Both Vancise's will be sentenced on January 26.

Nancy Lee Slade, age 74, of Red Oak, TX

Nancy Lee Slade, age 74, of Red Oak, TX, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012 at her home.

She was born August 19, 1937 to Gereld Albert and Virginia Ruth (Cooper) Backus in Port Allegany, PA. Nancy married Donald Slade on May 8, 1954 in Port Allegany, PA.

She was a member of the Cowboy Church of Ellis County. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed.

Nancy is survived by two daughters, Wanda Floyd and her husband Larry of Red Oak, and Donna Garner and her husband Billy of Carrollton; four sons, Ronny Slade of Red Oak, Bobby Slade of Santa Fe, TX, Richard Slade and his wife Betsy and Bruce Slade and his wife Molly all of Eldred, PA; two sisters, Doris Estes and Sally Mathis both of Red Oak, TX and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Donald; a great-granddaughter, Marie Elizabeth Slade and a sister Geraldine Nelson.

Tim Walck Photography receives the 2012 Bride's Choice Award from

Tim Walck Photography receives the 2012 Bride's Choice Award from

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EPA Brings Water To Dimock

1-20-12, Press Conference at the Sautner House in Dimock, Pa., Susquehanna
County, where Julia Walsh of of NY introduces Dimock residents
with polluted water.

Craig Sautner speaks, followed by Victoria Switzer, then
Silver Lake resident, Craig Stevens and Josh Fox, "Gasland", Producer. EPA decides to bring water in a large tanker for polluted residents after reviewing more test data received by Cabot Gas and DEP and EPA will test 61 homes in the area starting this Monday and Tuesday and continue to bring water to several homes in Dimock. Industrial chemicals, barium , arsenic and metals, besides methane found in the water. Four EPA people were there.

Structure Fire On Rt. 46 South Of Crosby

Two House Trailers On Fire
At 11:26 am on Saturday, Norwich Fire Dept., Smethport Fire Dept., and Port Allegany for transfer to a residential structure fire on Rt. 46 in the area of the Maples. Reporting two house trailers on fire.


511PAStateColl multi vehicle accident:I-180 eastbound East Exit 28 - Maynard St all lanes closed

511PAStateColl multi vehicle accident:I-180 eastbound East Exit 28 - Maynard St all lanes closed-Williamsport Area

511PAStateColl CLEARED:multi vehicle accident:I-180 eastbound East Exit 28 - Maynard St

Mobile Home Fire In Putnam Township

Mobile Home Fire In Putnam Township
At 10:18 am on Saturday, Mansfield and Blossburg have been dispatched to a mobile home fire in a trailer park at Triple D Lane in Putnam Township, Tioga County.


PUTNAM TOWNSHIP -- Five people were left homeless Saturday morning when a fire destroyed the mobile home they shared at Triple D Mobile Home Park along North Williamson Road, south of Mansfield.

No injuries were reported.

About two dozen firefighters in four vehicles from departments in Mansfield and Blossburg responded to the 10:18 a.m. alarm. More...

Help Wanted Galeton Area Sagewood Counseling

Troopers Charge Man Who Threw Bottle Injuring Man

A man who threw a monster drink and hit a Coudersport man causing an injury has been discovered by Coudersport State Police and will be charged with Disorderly Conduct.

Sean Little, 41, of 406 North West Street, Coudersport, PA, will be charged with Disorderly Conduct in District Court 55-3-01,

Trooper Kocher of the Coudersport Station said Little threw a Monster Drink at Curtis Jones of Coudersport, causing an injury on Route 44 in Eulalia Township on November 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm.

Justin Pratt, 31, of 5 Allegany Avenue in Coudersport , who was driving the motor vehicle in which Pratt was a passenger, received a citation for Limitations on Overtaking on the Left, answerable in District Court 55-3-01.

Galeton Woman Not Injured In Rt. 44 Crash

A Galeton woman was not injured on Wednesday at 5:20 pm on Route 44 in Brown Township, Lycoming County, when she lost control of her vehicle ans struck an embankment.

Rose L. Pasquale, 20, of Galeton, PA, was traveling south when she lost control of her 2011 Suzuki 5x4, traveling across the northbound lane and struck the embankment. She was wearing her seat belt and was not injured.

Trooper Bryan T. Uhl said the vehicle was towed by Rawson Towing.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Slippery Roads Close Boot Jack Hill

Boot Jack Hill in Elk County is shut down so PennDOT can plow and sand it after trucks became stuck going up the hill.

Fir Police were called out to divert traffic down the bypass.

1 Killed, 1 Injured In I-80 Thursday Night Crash

One killed in three-vehicle accident On I-80
The Progress-Clearfield

GRAHAM TOWNSHIP - One person was killed in a three-vehicle accident at 9:15 p.m. yesterday on Interstate 80 eastbound in Graham Township.

State police at Clearfield report James Flora, 48, of Girard was traveling near mile marker 127 when he lost control of his vehicle and sideswiped a vehicle driven by Lilia Auguilera, 35, of Lodi, Calif., causing it to spin out and strike a guide rail. Raymond Gregory, 51, of Ambridge was unable to avoid the accident and struck Auguilera's vehicle.

An unknown male passenger in Auguilera's vehicle was killed in the accident, and an unknown woman suffered serious injuries. More...

4 Vehicle Accident On I-80 Injures 3 Thursday At 4:50 PM

State police at Clearfield
The Progress-Clearfield

Yesterday at 4:50 p.m., a four-vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 80 eastbound in Cooper Township. David Bolling of Easton was traveling near mile marker 133 when he attempted to pass an ambulance on the right and then cut in front of a sport utility vehicle.

He lost control of his vehicle and it struck a guide rail off of the left lane, and a vehicle driven by Edward Downey of Folsom and a vehicle driven by August Gamils of Catawissa.

The impact forced Gamils' vehicle into a vehicle driven by Andy Stradley of Snow Shoe.

Bolling suffered moderate injuries, while his passenger, Ellie Erlston of Danville, and Downey suffered minor injuries. Gamils and Stradley were not injured.

The state Department of Transportation, Clearfield Emergency Medical Services and Winburne Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Alvera J. Stuckey, formerly of Farmers Valley, Pa

MCALLEN, TX - Alvera J. Stuckey, formerly of Farmers Valley, Pa., died Friday (Dec. 30, 2011) at home following an apparent heart attack.

Alvera was born on Aug. 7, 1950, and was a daughter of Ray M. Fink and Cleda L. (Hovey) Dudley. Alvera was formerly married to Jon I. McFall. Alvera is a graduate of Port Allegany (Pa.) High School Class of 1968.

She attended BOCES in Olean, N.Y. and received a nursing certificate in the 1990s. Alvera worked for a home health care agency for a number of years in the 1980s and 1990s. She moved to McAllen in 2007. Alvera enjoyed sewing, knitting, crafts, and especially her grandchildren.

Alvera is survived by her mother, Cleda L. Dudley of Port Allegany, Pa.; three daughters, Debra Rae McFall, Pamela A. McFall and Terri K. McFall, all of Olean; four grandchildren, Jake T. Weitzel, Amanda L. Mattys, Nicole R. Mattys, and Willow J. Chase; one great-grandchild, Zackery C. Johnson; sister, Leona (Dwain) Ostrum of Emporium, Pa.; two brothers, Ed (Sheryl) Fink of McAllen and Lloyd (Barb) Fink of Port Allegany, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Alvera was predeceased by her father, Ray M. Fink, in October 1969.

Friends will be received Monday (Jan. 23, 2012) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, 646 E. State St., Olean, N.Y., from 3 to 5 p.m., with the funeral to follow.

The Rev. Gerald C. Piper, pastor of the Knapp Creek (N.Y.) United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Burial will be at the Fair View Cemetery in Port Allegany, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesis House, 107 South Barry St., Olean, NY 14760.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh- Spink Funeral Home, Inc. #646 E. State Street, Olean.

Online condolences may be made to

Amelia "Mia" Zeda Johnson , Little Genesee, NY

LITTLE GENESEE, NY - Amelia "Mia" Zeda Johnson left in the loving arms of her mother on (Jan. 10, 2012.)

Mia was born Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mia, her mama's little rock star, is survived by her tiny twin, Alirra Nevive; her mother, Kolina Johnson; grandparents, David and Sharon Johnson, and great-grandfather, James Johnson, all of Little Genesee; along with a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Alma Alzeda Johnson, and special aunt, Stephanie Gorham.

There will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Kolina, Amelia, Alirra Johnson Fund at the Community Bank.

Fire Marshal Looking for More Pics of Tuna Mill Fire

Fire Marshal Looking for More Pics of Fire

St. Police Fire Marshal Greg Agosti asking the public for help in the investigation of the fire last week at the Tuna Mill and Lumber Company on Charlotte Avenue in Bradford. Agosti is looking for photographs of the blaze which were taken from Walker Avenue during the first 15 minutes of the fire. People with photographs from that vantage point are asked to contact Trooper Agosti at the Ridgway State Police barracks. The blaze, which destroyed the Tuna Mill, remains under investigation.

Man Jailed For Attacking Woman

Bfd Man Facing Assault Charges

A Bradford man was arrested Wednesday night after a domestic incident behind 20 Main Street. Bradford City Police say that Roger McCracken allegedly struck a woman several times in the head and arm with a boot and his fist. McCracken fled the scene, but was later apprehended on South Avenue. He is jailed on $10,000 bail. The woman was taken to BRMC for treatment of head and arm injuries.

McLean Publications Details Rebert Double Homicide Trial

McLean Publications Details Rebert Double Homicide Trial
Click on the links below for the complete story:

DA paints 'road map' for murder trial jury

Rebert Trial Day 2: Son recounts finding parents' bodies

'I touched dad's hand and mom's foot. I could tell they were dead'

Cameras, car tell the tale for investigators

Jurors learn about man accused of killing Brockway couple

Corbett Budget May Cut Rural State Police Stations

Uncertainty reigns on barracks' futures

Courier Express

Uncertainty clouds the future of some state police barracks.

Reports have circulated about potential closures, but representatives from the state police say nothing has been decided.

Sgt. Anthony Manetta, public relations officer, said Gov. Tom Corbett has asked the state police to come up with two budgets, one based on zero percent growth and a second based on a 5 percent cut.

State Rep. Scott Conklin of Centre County raised awareness of the potential closings last week in a television report. More...

Katherine J. Lilly, 96, of Church St.,, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Katherine J. Lilly, 96, of Church St., passed away Friday (Jan. 20, 2010) in her residence.

Born June 19, 1915, Snow Shoe, PA, a daughter of John and Catherine Petlak Borowski. On Oct. 8, 1938, in Port Allegany, she married Roy K. Lilly, who died Feb. 1, 1996.

Mrs. Lilly worked for the former Cameo Doll Plant, and was assistant manager for Kantars Department Store, both of Port Allegany, before her retirement.

She attended Portville and Olean High Schools.

She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church of Port Allegany. She was also a former Cub Scout leader for Den #4.

She will be be remembered for her love of family and love of fashion.

Surviving are two sons, Paul J. Lilly and R. James Lilly both of Port Allegany; a daughter, Georgia (Howard) Edgreen of Jamestown, NY; five grandchildren, Pamela Rosario of Jamestown, Mark Edgreen of Huntington Beach, CA. Chris Lilly of Erie, PA, Scott Lilly and Rob Lilly both of Port Allegany; four great-grandchildren, Ben Rosario of Jamestown, Mercedes Edgreen of Huntington Beach, CA. Jocelyn Lilly and Olivia Lilly both of Port Allegany; a brother, John (Marian) Borowski of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roy, three brothers, Jack Borowski, Joe Borowski, and Mike Borowski and a sister, Anna Ueblhear.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Jan. 23, 2012) in St. Gabriel’s Catholic, with Rev. Charles Schmitt, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany.

A scriptural wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Port Area Ambulance Service.

Lawrenceville Fire Rescue Answers The Call Last Friday

01/13/11 0617hrs

Stations 8 and 18 (Nelson) were alerted early this morning for a single vehicle crash on the Gee Hollow Road in Lawrence Township. Engine 8-2 (C8-30), Ambulance 8-6, and Chief 8 all responded. Chief 8 call on scene and reported a vehicle on its roof with negative entrapment and recalled Station 18. E8-2 arrived and staged at the bottom of the hill and A8-6 checked for injuries.Units remained on scene to assist the tow company and cleared at 0759 hours.

Photo & Info courtesy Lawrenceville Fire Dept. website.

DEP Accepts Public Comment on Oil and Gas Erosion Control Permit

DEP Accepts Public Comment on
Oil and Gas Erosion Control Permit

Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection announced today
it has submitted a revised version of its erosion and sediment control general
permit for earth disturbance associated with oil and gas activities for
publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, along with four other supporting
documents, including a draft permit application and a policy explaining the
permit requirements.

DEP will accept comments on the documents from Jan. 21 to March 21,

DEP revised the permit and the associated documents to incorporate recent
regulatory revisions, to improve the administration of the program and to
implement changes agreed to in a settlement with the Chesapeake Bay
Foundation, Talisman Energy USA Inc. and Ultra Resources Inc.

“As a result of this agreement, the department has met with stakeholders
from industry and environmental organizations to develop a permit that
provides both regulatory certainty and continued protection of the state’s
waterways,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said.

The permit mandates protection of waterways and watersheds from sediment
runoff during construction disturbing more than five acres over the life of an
oil- or gas-related project.

The agency may also revoke licensed professionals’ ability to request
expedited permit reviews if they routinely submit applications for coverage
under the general permit that have administrative or technical problems.
DEP will no longer offer expedited review of permit applications for projects
that have the potential to discharge sediment and runoff to exceptional-value
or high-quality watersheds, have well pads that lie within floodplains or
would take place on contaminated lands.

For permit applications that do qualify for the expedited review process, DEP
will complete its review and return a decision within 14 days from the
submission of a complete and accurate application. In other cases, staff will
complete the review within 60 days. The agency has the right to “stop the
clock” on a permit application if it has administrative or technical problems.
The draft policy provides guidance on the operators’ obligation to implement
best management practices for erosion and sediment control and to restore
and stabilize a well site within nine months of completing the well.

When submitting a notice of intent to construct, operators must also
demonstrate that their post-construction stormwater management plans are
consistent with county stormwater management requirements.

To view the permit and related documents, visit and
click on “Oil and Gas.”

Written comments may be submitted on the draft technical guidance
document for 60 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. DEP will
accept comments submitted by email; no comments submitted by facsimile
will be accepted. A return name and address must be included in each email

Written comments should be submitted to Joseph Adams, DEP Office of Oil
and Gas Management, P.O. Box 8765, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8765 or by
email to

Apply Now for 2012 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

Apply Now for 2012 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

HARRISBURG -- Environmentally conscious businesses, organizations and individuals have until Jan. 30 to apply for the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, the Department of Environmental Protection said today.

The award is open to any Pennsylvania business, government agency, educational institution, individual or farm that has created or participated in the development of a project that promotes environmental stewardship and economic development.

Eligible projects include environmental technology innovation, clean energy innovation, pollution prevention and resource efficiency, community revitalization, environmental education or outreach, watershed stewardship and mine safety, among others.

Projects will be evaluated based on applicants’ demonstration of how their project will protect the environment; teamwork; public service; environmental education and outreach; pollution prevention; economic impact, including potential job creation; and the use of innovative technology.

The project must have been completed between Aug. 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011. While each candidate may submit only one application for a particular project, companies with multiple facilities or multiple projects may submit an application for each facility or project. Projects that have previously received a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence are not eligible for this award, though past winners may submit applications for new projects for consideration.

Applications for the award can be found at by clicking the button on the front page, “Apply for the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards.”

Projects should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2012, via email to For assistance with completing the application, call 717-783-8727.

Shirley P Haynes, 83, of Bradford, formerly of Smethport, PA

Shirley P Haynes, 83, of Bradford, formerly of Smethport, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on May 7, 1928 in Bradford, a daughter of the late Joseph and Amy Collar Howard.

She was a 1946 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Smethport, the American Legion Post 138 Ladies Auxiliary; of which she was a former Chaplin, Smethport, a former member of the Byllye Lanes bowling league and the Ladies Golf league, Smethport.

She worked for Hamlin bank, Smethport, as a bookkeeper for 25 years until her semi-retirement in 1991 at which time she became a courier for the bank.

She is survived by one son, Tim (Jeanne) Haynes, Bradford, one daughter, Kathy Schimp, Florida, one brother, William Howard, Bradford, two sisters, Marjorie Gardner, Cincinnati, OH, Nancy Lucco, Bradford, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one great great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Howard, Don Howard and Keith Howard.

At the family’s request there will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery, Foxburg, PA.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

2 Vehicle Crash On Minard Run Road

2 Vehicle Crash On Minard Run Road
At 6:17 pm on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Rescue and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to Minard Run Road for a 2 vehicle crash. Unknown if injuries or entrapment.

One Car MVA On Lower Grimes Road

Car In Ditch On Lower Grimes Road
At 5:44 pm on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue, Port Allegany Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Lower Grimes Road near the Pine Grove Road. 2 people are reported self-extricated. Car in the ditch on it's side.


PennDOT reminds motorists to adjust habits, prepare for winter driving

PennDOT reminds motorists to adjust habits,
prepare for winter driving

With snow forecast for some areas of Pennsylvania within the next day, PennDOT reminds drivers to slow down and give snow plows a wide berth to do their jobs.

Motorists are reminded that during winter weather events, PennDOT’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. Roadways such as interstates and expressways are the primary focus and, at times, PennDOT may redirect equipment to these routes during significant winter events. All roadways will continue to be treated throughout winter events until after precipitation stops and roads are clear.

Drivers must slow down and lengthen their following distance when traveling on snowy or icy roads. Also, motorists are advised to pack an emergency kit that includes items such as non-perishable food, water, first-aid supplies, warm clothes, a blanket and small snow shovel. Motorists should tailor their kit to any specific need they or their family may have. Items such as baby supplies, extra medication, pet supplies, a spare cell phone or even children’s games could be included.

When preparing for snowy travel, motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and expressways, and access to more than 500 traffic cameras. The 511 site also provides easy-to-use, color-coded winter road conditions for all interstates and other routes covered in the 511 reporting network.

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For January 12, 2012 Meeting

Potter County Commissioner's Reorganizational Meeting on January 3, 2012

Approved Minutes of Potter County Commissioner's Meeting on December 29, 2011

Caterer Needed

Caterer Needed

If you know of any caterers in the Coudersport area please leave a comment with their information below.

Its much appreciated!! :) Thank you!

Potter County Salary Board Minutes & Agenda

1-28 Comprehensive Blood Analysis

Knit Lace Shawl Workshop with Linda Voss Plummer at Yarn at Olga's Saturday

Knit Lace Shawl Workshop with Linda Voss Plummer at Yarn at Olga's

Saturday, January 21
1:00pm until 3:30pm

A knit lace shawl, Wrap Yourself in Luxury, will be featured in the Winter Edition of Vogue’s Knit Simple magazine. Designed by Linda Voss Plummer of Galeton, Pa., it features a traditional Shetland shawl shape enhanced by simple lace. Linda has taught for 35 years, locally and nationally, and coordinated public art projects. She also designs for yarn companies and publications.

Plummer will be conducting a two-session workshop on this design from 1-3 pm on Saturday, Jan. 7, 1-3 pm on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Yarn at Olga’s, 107 East 2nd Street, Coudersport, Pa. This shawl is accessible to anyone who can cast on, knit and purl! The price for the two sessions is $55. To sign up for the Wrap Yourself in Luxury workshop, please call (814) 260-9966 or email

Plummer feels privileged to collaborate with Olga Snyder, a gifted knitter and designer in her own right, on this project. Workshop attendees are encouraged to have lunch at Olga Gallery, Café, & Bistro at 4 East 2nd Street, Coudersport before the workshops.

Plummer has always spent time in the Pennsylvania Wilds and now lives here permanently. She finds inspiration every day in the natural beauty of the hills and streams and stimulation from all the artisans working in the area.

Linda Voss Plummer
Artist’s Statement:

One of the joys of teaching and knitting has been to participate in the warmth of knitting with others and experience its healing and supportive powers.

I can’t remember when I didn’t knit. I have taught locally and regionally and have been fortunate to study with nationally and internationally recognized knitters. I love to lead students to the joy of knitting and then watch them become independent knitters, helping them create their own designs and make decisions about how they want to adapt patterns My special passions are cables, lace and two color knitting such as Fair Isle and Scandinavian patterns.

I also spin, weave and quilt but if, perish the thought; I had to decide on one activity, it would be knitting.

Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro
4 East 2nd Street, Coudersport, PA 16915

Workshop At Olga's On Saturday

Building the Norwegian or Fair Isle Sweater
By Yarn at Olga's


Covet those two color sweaters worn by the American Ski Team? Come learn two-color knitting in the round & traditional Norwegian or Fair Isle sweater construction. Always working on the right side of your project, twisted yarn in multi-colored knitting will become a thing of the past. Steeks, or cutting stitches, will be incorporated. By kearnaing of this Teddy Bear sweater, you will know everything you need for a child or adult sweater.

Saturday, January 21—9:30 AM to Noon &
Saturday, January 28—9:30 AM to Noon

(2 2 ½ hour sessions for $55)




Cobra Elite Volleyball Team Takes 3rd At MLK Tourney

Cobra Elite Volleyball team competed in the MLK Tournament in Lancaster from January 14-16th, 2012 and captured 3rd place in the Gold Division out of 28 teams. Team Cobra is made up of elite volleyball players from 7 different schools in the PA and NY area. Pictured from this area is Jenny Shelly #14 and Kayla Gleason #23.

Cobra Elite will compete next at the Java Tournament on January 29th, 2012 at Univ of Pitt at Bradford, PA.

New Coudersport Boro Council

New Coudersport Boro Council: Brian Wahlers, Todd Husson, Gene Neefe, President George Hults, Mayor Wick Furman and Wayne Hathaway. Photo By Lou Karija.

DuBois Lady Lion Pink Zone Game Set for February 4

DuBois Lady Lion Pink Zone Game Set for February 4

DuBOIS – The Penn State DuBois Lady Lions will host a Pink Zone basketball game against Penn College at 1:00 p.m. on February 4, in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium at Penn State DuBois.

The Pink Zone game is in collaboration with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone game at University Park, which is set to take place on February 26, as the Lady Lions take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Bryce Jordon Center. The Pink Zone is a cancer awareness program that donates to the following:

• Mount Nittany Medical Center
• Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
• Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition
• Kay Yow Cancer Fund
• J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital
• Lewistown Hospital

Pink Zone t-shirts will be on sale in the gym on Saturday, January 28, prior to the 1:00 p.m. game with Central Penn College. The shirts will also be available February 4, when the Lady Lions host Penn College. Adult shirts are $15. And youth sizes are $10.

For more information about this event or any Penn State DuBois Athletic events, log onto or contact Ken Nellis, Penn State DuBois Athletic Coordinator, by phone 814-375-4857 or email,



HARRISBURG – If you are interested in connecting with wildlife in your own backyard, beginning Monday, Jan. 23, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be selling bluebird nesting boxes at its Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Avenue.

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging all schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to register for Pennsylvania’s 2012 NASP State Tournament

Wild Bird Feeding: Is it ok?
HARRISBURG – Feeding songbirds in winter has been an American pastime at least since the days of Henry David Thoreau

Benefit Dinner Scheduled For Ruthie Foth On February 4th

From Facebook:
I am sure most of you probably heard about Ruthie Foth. She is the 13 yr old girl from Whiteville that got ran over by a wagon being pulled behind a tractor on New Years Eve. She and her family are very close friends of ours. She had to have emergency surgery and the upper right lobe of her lung removed. She then had a 10 day hospital stay at Strong in Rochester. We are having a benefit for her and her family on Feb 4th at 4:30pm- 7pm at the Ulysses Fire Hall. If you guys can come it would be appreciated. It's free will offering, and we are having chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and desserts. There will be a 50/50 money raffle and a small Chinese auction. Pass it along to anyone you can think of. If you are unable to come but would like info on the family, would like to send a donation or would like to donate something to the auction. Please call me at 814-848-7401 or email me at

Chimney Fire On Thomas Road in Bradford

Chimney Fire Dispatched
At 12:23 pm on Friday, Bradford Township has been dispatched to a chimney fire at 19 Thomas Road in Bradford.

USDA Seeks to Modernize Poultry Inspection in the United States

01/20/2012 11:25 AM EST

Inspection would focus on areas most critical to ensuring food safety, save taxpayers more than $90 million over three years and lower production costs by more than $256 million annually.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To East Academy Street

At 12:00 noon on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to East Academy Street for a medical emergency.

Rollover Crash On Barnum Road At State LIne

Rollover Crash At State Line
At 11:55 am on Friday, Eldred Township Fire Rescue, Eldred Boro Ambulance, Port Allegany Ambulance, and Olean 10 Medic have been dispatched to the Barnum Road in Eldred Township at the NY/PA state line for a rollover motor vehicle accident. One person is reported possibly injured.

Extreme Flooding hits coastal Oregon after heavy rains

Extreme Flooding hits coastal Oregon after heavy rains.

Coat Distribution In Shinglehouse Today

State Police: Commissioner Frank Noonan Announce Sergeant, Corporal Promotions

State Police: Commissioner Frank Noonan
Announce Sergeant, Corporal Promotions

Harrisburg – Eleven members of the Pennsylvania State Police have been promoted to the rank of sergeant and 41 others have been promoted to the rank of corporal, Commissioner Frank Noonan announced.

Following are the newly promoted sergeants, their previous assignments, new assignments and their year of enlistment:

• William W. Cawley, Jr. of Archbald, Lackawanna County; Troop R, Blooming Grove; Troop N, Swiftwater; 1999
• Douglas J. Clark of Clearfield, Clearfield County; Troop C, Punxsutawney; Troop K, Media;1991
• Earl E. Cook, Jr. of Girard, Erie County; Troop E, Girard; Troop E, Erie; 1988
• James W. Crouse, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County; will remain in the Bureau of Forensic Services; 1984
• James R. Graham of New Oxford, Adams County; Troop H, Gettysburg; Troop K, Philadelphia; 1987
• Mark S. Holtsmaster of Moscow, Lackawanna County; will remain in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation; 1993
• John W. Murarik of Houtzdale, Clearfield County; will remain in the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards; 1991
• Robert L. Rapp of Cranesville, Erie County; Bureau of Gaming Enforcement; Troop E, Meadville; 1986
• Matthew K. Rowlands of Danielsville, Northampton County; Troop M, Bethlehem; Troop K, Philadelphia; 1991
• Darron H. Stratton of Philipsburg, Clearfield County; Troop G, Philipsburg; Troop M, Bethlehem; 1988
• Carl J. Veach of Elysburg, Northumberland County; will remain in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation; 1991.

Following are the newly promoted corporals, their previous assignments, new assignments and their year of enlistment:

• Robert J. Ball of DuBois, Clearfield County; Troop C, DuBois; Troop C, Clearfield; 1992
• Scott A. Bauer of Lucinda, Clarion County; Troop C, Marienville; Troop R, Blooming Grove; 2004
• Allen L. Brothers of Weedville, Elk County; Troop F, Emporium; Troop C, Clearfield; 1998
• John P. Brown of Altoona, Blair County; Troop G, Bedford; Troop J, Embreeville; 2002
• Barry E. Calhoun of Halifax, Dauphin County; Troop H, Newport; Bureau of Criminal Investigation; 2002
• Christopher E. Clark of Wyndmoor, Montgomery County; Troop K, Philadelphia; Troop K, Skippack; 2003
• Donald G. Cloak, Jr. of Shippenville, Clarion County; Troop C, Clarion; Troop C, DuBois; 1999
• Craig R. Finkle of Chambersburg, Franklin County; Troop H, Chambersburg; Troop H, Harrisburg; 1996
• Andrew V. Hartnett of Willow Grove, Montgomery County; Troop M, Trevose; Troop M, Bethlehem; 2005
• Bryan R. Henneman of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County; Troop H, Carlisle; Troop H, Harrisburg; 2001
• James R. Holstein of Pottstown, Chester County; Troop K, Media; Troop K, Philadelphia; 2004
• Lisa A. Jobe of Greensburg, Westmoreland County; will remain in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation; 2002
• Michael G. Julock of Mercer, Mercer County; Troop D, New Castle; Troop B, Washington; 1999
• Laura M. Klinger of Harrisburg, Dauphin County; will remain in the Bureau of Forensic Services; 2002
• Scott A. Krofcheck of Uniontown, Fayette County; will remain at Troop B, Uniontown; 1997
• Michael P. Mays of Northern Cambria, Cambria County; Troop A, Ebensburg; Troop H, Newport; 1999
• Gerard B. McShea of Media, Delaware County; Troop K, Media; Troop K, Philadelphia; 2003
• James A. Meyers of Sugarloaf, Luzerne County; Troop N, Hazleton; Troop R, Honesdale; 2003
• Timothy J. Morando of Kittanning, Armstrong County; Troop D, Butler; Troop K, Media; 2002
• Robert H. Negherbon of Harrisburg, Dauphin County; will remain in the Bureau of Forensic Services; 2003
• John F. Niles of Birdsboro, Berks County; Bureau of Gaming Enforcement; Troop K, Media; 2003
• Raymond W. O’Donnell, Jr. of Mt. Carmel, Northumberland County; Troop F, Montoursville; Troop R, Blooming Grove; 2004
• James R. Olinger, Jr. of Thompsontown, Juniata County; Troop G, Lewistown; Troop M, Trevose; 2004
• Derek P. Pacella of Bellefonte, Centre County; Troop G, Rockview; Troop H, Harrisburg; 2002
• Shaun A. Pugh of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County; Troop H, Harrisburg; Troop L, Jonestown; 2003
• Lucas R. Rankin of Bellefonte, Centre County; will remain in the Bureau of Training and Education; 2002
• Robert L. Reed of Saxton, Bedford County; Troop G, Bedford; Troop G, Hollidaysburg; 1993
• Rocco J. Russo of Freeport, Butler County; Troop A, Kiski Valley; Troop K, Media; 2002
• Mark A. Schmelzlen of Carmichaels, Greene County; will remain at Troop B, Washington;1994
• Steven M. Schmit of Watsontown, Northumberland County; Troop F, Milton; Troop L, Schuylkill Haven; 2003
• Jesse J. Sims of East Berlin, Adams County; Troop H, Gettysburg; Troop J, Lancaster; 2003
• Colette M. Smith of Wyomissing, Berks County; Troop L, Reading; Troop J, Lancaster; 2003
• Jordan T. Spallone of Greensburg, Westmoreland County; Troop A, Greensburg; Troop L, Reading; 2003
• Norman Strauss, III of Athens, Bradford County; Troop P, Towanda; Troop R, Gibson; 2005
• Robert J. Straw, Sr. of Curwensville, Clearfield County; Troop C, Clearfield; Troop N, Swiftwater; 2003
• Kenneth F. Tallman of Enola, Cumberland County; Troop H, Carlisle; Troop L, Reading; 2002
• James W. Thomas, Jr. of Allentown, Lehigh County; Executive and Administrative Services; Troop M, Bethlehem; 2003
• Scott D. Walck of Hamlin, Wayne County; Troop R, Honesdale; Troop R, Blooming Grove; 1994
• Frederick S. Williams, Jr. of Allentown, Lehigh County; Troop M, Bethlehem; Troop M, Trevose; 2003
• Brent D. Zechman of Middleburg, Snyder County; Troop F, Selinsgrove; Troop L, Reading; 2003
• Timothy J. Zimmerman of Roaring Spring, Blair County; Troop G, Huntingdon; Troop G, McConnellsburg; 2002.

State Police ranks are cadet, trooper, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel and colonel. For more information, visit