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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lewis Run Man Charged With Rape

Lewis Run Man Charged With Rape

A Lewis Run man is facing numerous charges after being accused of raping a girl in September of 2010.

Court records indicate that 40 year-old Paul Kelly allegedly served two female juveniles alcohol to the point that they became intoxicated and then had unwanted sex with one of the girls. Kelly is facing several charges, including rape of an unconscious victim, indecent assault and furnishing alcohol to minors.

He was sent to the McKean County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Hazel M. Litzinger, 86, of Burleson Avenue, Roulette, PA

ROULETTE — Hazel M. Litzinger, 86, of Burleson Avenue, passed away Thursday (Feb. 9, 2012) in her home following a long illness. Arrangements are under the direction of Frame Funeral Home in Eldred.


At 10:30 PM on Saturday, Mount Jewett Fire Dept. has been requested to shut down Route 219 at Lantz Corners at the request of State Police. Elk Company 6 is on scene of a MVA north of Wilcox.

Rollover Crash On Rt. 219 In Elk County

Address: 2182 BURNING WELL RD
2/11/2012 10:12:29 PM

Rollover Crash On Minard Run Hill In Bradford Township

Rollover Crash On Minard Run Hill In Bradford Township
At 9:31 pm on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to Minard Run Hill for a one car rollover crash about half way up the hill. 2 occupants are reported self extricated from the vehicle.


Nieko Lisi Missing For 4 Months Without A Trace

More than four months after an Addison teen disappeared almost without a trace, his family is still searching for answers -- and holding out hope.

Family keeps faith for Addison teen missing four months

Written by
Jeff Murray, Star Gazette

Nieko Lisi, 18, was last seen in the area Sept. 30, then reportedly left with Robert Knight, a friend who is a few years older.

Knight died in Michigan less than two weeks later, and family members are hitting dead ends everywhere they turn for information about Lisi's whereabouts.

"For him to disappear off the face of the earth is not in his character," said Lisi's mother, Monica Button.

"We don't know where to start to look for him. There are absolutely no solid leads whatsoever. I have a private investigator involved. And unfortunately, she's not really coming up with more than we do on a daily basis ourselves."

Lisi told family members that he and Knight were going to Buffalo to meet some girls they met on the Internet, Button said. More...




Mifflin County

Route 322 West Closed in Mifflin County; Milroy to Potter Mills

Lewistown – A section of westbound Route 322 in Mifflin County is closed at this hour due to extreme winter weather conditions. The roadway is closed westbound between Milroy and Potters Mills in Centre County.

PennDOT advises motorists to stay off area roadways if travel is not necessary.
Route 322 west in the Milroy area is expected to re-open around 11 p.m.

Structure Fire At 119 Sartwell Creek Road

At 8:38 pm on Saturday,Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a structure fire at the DeCarlo residence at 119 Sartwell Creek Road in Roulette Township.. Reported to be a chimney fire. House is located 4 or 5 houses up from ABC Motel.




Nominate your local champion for a PA Wilds Award!

Nominate your local champion for a PA Wilds Award!

The Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team wants to recognize individuals, groups, organizations, communities or businesses that have done outstanding work related to the Pennsylvania Wilds Initiative and its goal of growing the region’s nature and heritage tourism industry as a way to create jobs, diversify local economies, inspire stewardship and improve quality of life.

Awards will be presented at the Planning Team’s Annual Dinner on April 25, 2012 at the Red Fern in St. Marys. Award categories include government leadership; tourism asset development and marketing; community character stewardship; conservation of natural assets; business development; youth outreach; artisan of the year; and emerging leaders.

Nominations are due March 1st. Applications are available for download at or by emailing

MVA On Rt. 46 at Bottom Of Norwich Hill

MVA On Rt. 46 at Bottom Of Norwich Hill
At 6:57 pm on Saturday, Norwich Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the bottom of Norwich Hill on Rt. 46 for an MVA.



MVA On Rt. 417 In Little Genesee

One Vehicle Crash With Injury
At 6:55 pm on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg have been dispatched to a one vehicle MVA on Rt. 417 near the Faith Bible Church. One female occupant reported self extricated, vehicle on it's side in the ditch.

Emporium Fire Dept. On Scene Of Transformer Fire

Address: @ 41.51772 @ 78.23849
Cross Streets: GOBBLERS KNOB

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
2/11/2012 6:13:50 PM

MVA On Bilek's Curve In Roulette Township

MVA on Rt. 6 on Bilek's Curve
At 5:52 pm on Saturday, Roulette Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to Bilek's curve on Route 6 for a one vehicle accident. Vehicle reported off roadway. A Fire Chief is on scene reporting one vehicle, one injury.


Port Allegany Elementary School Kindergarten Registration To Be Held March 6th and 7th

Port Allegany Elementary School Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration To Be Held March 6th and 7th

Port Allegany Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration March 6th and 7th at the elementary school by appointment only. Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2012, are eligible for admission to kindergarten.

To pre-register children, call the elementary office at 642-9557 before March 4th between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Monday through Friday. The secretary will take the necessary information and schedule an appointment for a registration visit. At that visit, parents must provide the child’s birth certificate and updated immunization records.

Parents will receive a packet of information by mail including forms to be completed and returned during the registration visit.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Park Avenue

At 5:24 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Park Avenue for a medical emergency.

Galeton Little League Fundraiser

GAA (Galeton Athletic Association)
Little League and Babe Ruth Steak Bake
February 25, 2012
Galeton Moose Lodge

Cost $10.00 a plate

Dinner includes: Steak, Baked Potato, Vegetable, and Dessert

Cash or Check payable to Galeton Moose.

Tickets returned to the Moose by February 20, 2012

For tickets, please contact Leigh Brooks 814-435-6669 or Chuck Evans 814-598-9278.

Public Comments Solicited On Proposed Regulation

The following proposed regulation was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on 2/11/2012:
Control of VOC Emissions - Flexible Packaging & Lithographic and Letterpress Printing Presses - This proposed regulation is accessible at The public comment period closes on 4/16/2012.

Comments may be submitted to the Environmental Quality Board at any one of the following addresses:

  • U.S. Mail: EQB, P.O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477;
  • Electronically:;
  • Street Address: 16th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301.

Jeff S. Campbell, 34, of High St. Bradford, formerly of Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Jeff S. Campbell, 34, of High St. Bradford, formerly of Port Allegany, passed away Thursday (Feb. 9, 2012) unexpectedly at his home.

Born June 22, 1977, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was a son of Robert and Deborah Campbell Johnson.

Mr. Campbell had worked for Dave Marcy Stone Quarry, Port Allegany, and later with GKN Sinter Metals, Inc., of Emporium, before having to retire.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Deborah Johnson and maternal grandparents, Joyce Courteau and Maynard Barber both of Port Allegany, are his longtime companion Michelle Fillhart of Bradford; a son, Hayden S. Campbell of Bradford; two daughters, Hannah G. Campbell and Emma J. Campbell both of Bradford; a brother, Matthew Turner of Las Vegas, NV; Uncle Steve (Pamela) Barber of Roulette PA; Uncle Rick Barber of Port Allegany; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

His interests included, fishing, tattooing and playing guitar. He devoted much of his time with his three children and his friends.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday (Feb. 13, 2012) in the First Baptist Church of Port Allegany, with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor, officiating.

There will be a dinner following the memorial service at Moe's Bar and Grill.

Memorials can be made to the S.W. Smith Library Building Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made

Eunice Julia Barber, Friendship, NY

FRIENDSHIP, NY - Eunice Julia Barber went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Feb. 8, 2012).

She was born the eldest daughter of Clarence and Lucille Groves on May 11, 1938. She was raised in West Clarksville and graduated from Richburg Central School with honors in 1956.

In 1960, she married Odis Lee Barber Sr. of Florida; he preceded her in death.

She attended Alfred University and received an associate degree in business in 1975. In 1984, she graduated from Houghton College with a bachelor's degree in social science. For several years, she served on the board of the Southern Tier Legal Services in Belmont. Eunice worked for the Allegany County Office for the Aging and the Allegany Rehabilitation Center, from which she retired in 2004.

She was very involved in her church, Friendship Church of God in Christ, where she served as a church mother, missionary, president of the trustee board, church pianist and Sunday school teacher. Her hobbies included sewing and cooking. She also enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and serving as the family historian.

Surviving are her six children, Odis Lee and Carol Barber Jr. of Allegany, Michael Barber of Friendship, Nadine Barber of Friendship, Brian and Elizabeth Berber Cowburn of Ulysses, PA, Mark Barber of Olean and Felicia Barber of Tallahassee, FL; 12 grandchildren. Andre, Brandon, Jaylin and NaKeisha Barber, Trevin and Owen Barber, Jessica Barber and James, Logan, Arianna, DeVante and Mateo Barber; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; a brother, the Rev. Dr. Russell and Lorraine Groves of Baltimore; Naomi Soloman of Friendship; Emmanuel and Luci LaVenture of Friendship; and Joseph Groves of Friendship.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Feb. 13, 2012) at Friendship Church of God in Christ. The viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Church of God In Christ, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.

All memorial gifts may be made to Friendship Church of God in Christ, P.O. Box 35, 77 W. Main St., Friendship, NY 14739.

MVA With Confirmed Entrapment At Sizerville

Address: @ 41.59256 @ 78.19009

2/11/2012 3:49:25 PM

2012 Ulysses Baseball Signups Feb. 18, 2012

Smethport Dispatched For Traffic Control

Smethport Dispatched For Traffic Control
At 3:10 pm on Saturday, Smethport Fire Sept. has been dispatched for traffic control on Rt. 59 at the bottom of the hill. RECALLED


MVA On South Kendall Avenue

MVA On South Kendall Avenue
At 2:33 pm on Saturday, Rew Fire Sept. and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 1051 South Kendall Avenue for a MVA, reported vehicle into a pole.
On Scene--No injuries or entrapment.

MVA With Injuries & Entrapment On Minard Run Road

MVA with entrapment On Minard Run
At 2:16 pm on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Department and Bradford City for two ambulances, dispatched to the area of 815 Minard Run Road for a MVA with entrapment. Four patients are reported.


Millions Of Gallons Of Gas Drillling Waste Dumped Illegally

Man pleads guilty to dumping
millions of gallons of waste

By Jennifer Reeger, TRIBUNE-REVIEW

A Greene County businessman pleaded guilty on Thursday to 13 of 98 charges of illegally dumping millions of gallons of waste across Western Pennsylvania counties for more than six years.

Robert Allan Shipman, 50, of 1487 Toms Run Road, Holbrook, entered the plea before Greene County Judge Farley Toothman to one count each of theft by deception, receiving stolen property, tampering with public records or information and criminal conspiracy; five counts of unlawful conduct; and four counts of pollution of waters. More...

Cousins share their special day !!

Cousins share their special day !!

Happy 16th Birthday Nicholas & Happy
19th Birthday BeeKay

Lots of Love .. From your whole crazy family !! BOOM !!

David Lush Says Thank You,.........

I wanted to take a moment to update everyone on my condition (in case there are any rumors or inaccurate information circulating out there). Since receiving a diagnoses of Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Jan. 9th, I’ve received 2 out of 12 planned chemotherapy treatments. Following chemotherapy, radiation treatment is planned.

Although it is stage 4, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer that typically responds well to treatment, with a very high cure/survival rate. I have a long journey ahead, but Sue & I are positive that I will get through this, and that something positive will happen because of this. God has a reason for everything he does.

Words really cannot express the deep gratitude we have to the many, many people who have prayed for us, offered to help us with anything we need, sent cards, brought food, and asked about my welfare. Knowing that so many people are concerned about me affects me in a way I can’t really describe it- humility, awe, and deep gratitude are the closest I can come. Likewise, knowing that I am on the prayer lists & have been prayed for so many people from different religious backgrounds also has affected me deeply. Thank you everyone.

I would never be able to finish this journey without the constant love and support of my wife Sue, and my parents, Frank & Inez Lush. They are on this journey with me, and I feel it as hard on them as it is on me. My concern is not for me, it is for them, so please send a prayer their way.

Special thanks are in order to the doctor’s, nurses, & staff of the Patterson Cancer Center, they have been wonderful. We are very fortunate in this county to have cancer treatment facility and staff of this caliber here.

Special thanks to Harold and Barb Kiel for being there for us at the right time, always with uplifting words.

Every journey has it’s discoveries. Already we’ve discovered that there is a shortage of chemotherapy drugs and other life saving drugs in this country (List of them on FDA’s website). In my mind, this is simply astounding that this happen in this country. This is of great concern to Sue and I, and I would think to anyone with cancer and other life threatening illnesses and their family and friends.

Again, Thank you everyone. God Bless you.

David Lush

Bring Your Valentine To Olga's This Evening For Entertainment By The Cool Jazz Trio

Bring Your Valentine To Olga's This Evening For Entertainment By The Cool Jazz Trio

Elkland Search & Rescue Aids In Searches/Rescues Over Wide Area

Elkland Search and Rescue evolving
By Victoria Stanish
Ridgway Record

ST. MARYS – You may not always see them in action, but the members of Elkland Search and Rescue provide vital emergency services in Elk and neighboring counties and across the state.

"We actually are the only Pennsylvania-certified search and rescue team in northwestern Pennsylvania," said Matt Young, current president and deputy chief of Elkland Search and Rescue. "We essentially have from where we are all the way over to Ohio and from Interstate 80 all the way up to New York, is pretty much our coverage area."

Young said Elkland provides Quick Response Service. They locate missing or lost people, assist law enforcement when people are suicidal and located in rough terrain, and have even helped police in an evidence search throughout a wooded area in a criminal case. Some are certified man trackers who can track a person through the woods, several are certified wildland firefighters and others are firefighters or emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Members are also capable of high-angle rescue rappelling and swiftwater rescue. More...

Dog found in Shinglehouse Area



Enjoy Candle Lit Dinner At Mosch's Tavern Saturday & Tuesday

Preorder Your Valentine Steak Dinner At Coudersport Jubilee

Stop In To Abundant Blessings For Flower & Gift Suggestions For Your Valentine

Pre-Orders are welcomed.
We have a wide selection of
fresh flowers, flowering plants,
chocolates, and Jewelry.

Stop in for Gift Suggestions!!


Take Your Valentine To Dinner At The Friendly Inn

Immediate Openings For RN's, LPN's, & CNA's

Friday, February 10, 2012

Woman Charged With Stealing Fentanyl Patch

The theft of a fentanyl patch from a resident of a Sweden Valley nursing home at 1028 East Second Street in Coudersport on August 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM has resulted in theft charges for a Coudersport woman.

Susan Peno of 1280 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA, was charged Friday, in papers filed with the District Court, with theft of the fentanyl patch.

Trooper Andrew R. Mincer wrote, in a news release, that Peno then got scared because of the police involvement and threw the patch in the trash.

Charges Filed For Underage Alcohol & Drug Paraphernalia

State Police interviewed four individuals following a person scattering rubbish on August 27, 2011 at 10:20 pm in the parking lot of Sheetz on North Main Street in Coudersport Boro.

The investigation revealed all of the vehicle's occupants were under age 21 at the time and were in possession of alcohol. Charges were filed Wednesday in District Court against:

Devin VanPelt, 19, of 407 Park Avenue, Coudersport, PA;
Known Female,17, of Coudersport, PA;
Betty Johnston, 21, of 43 Elk Street, Coudersport, PA; and
Ed. Note--The 4th person named in this police report was found not guilty in a summary trial before District Judge Annette Easton. His name has been removed from the report.

VanPelt was found to be in possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was charged for that incident and another one on October 28, 2011 in the papers filed in District Court 55-3-01 on Wednesday. Trooper Andrew R. Mincer is the investigating officer.

Emporium Man Died Before Crash

The 65 year old Emporium man who was previously reported as having been killed in the crash of his Dodge Dakota pickup on Route 46 in Shippen Township on Sunday died of a fatal medical condition prior to the crash.

Donald J. Selb, 65, of Emporium, PA, died of natural causes.

Further investigation revealed Selb died prior to the crash, according to an updated news release tonight by Tfc. David A. Burd of the Emporium State Police barracks.

Drug Paraphernalia Seized By State Police

Troopers at Emporium were notified about a person possessing drug paraphernalia in Shippen Township on Friday at 1:35 am.

A known suspect was interviewed and the items seized. Tfc. Neil B. Hagen said the investigation is continuing.

Re-kindle at St. Gobain

Re-kindle at St. Gobain
At 9:00 pm on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to St. Gobain for a re-kindle of the previous structure fire.

Girl Cited After Crash In Hebron Township

Girl Cited After Crash In Hebron Township
The 16 year old female who lost control of her 2003 Dodge Ram and struck a fence and a utility pole on Route 44 in Hebron Township on January 22, 2012 has been cited by State Police for (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed.

She was transported from the scene of the crash by Coudersport Ambulance to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

Trooper Derek C. Weaver said the crash occurred as the girl was traveling northbound on Route 44 at it's intersection with Carpenter Road, when she lost control of the truck and exited the roadway to the east where it first struck a fence and then a utility pole.

Shinglehouse Man Charged With Harassment

State Police filed Harassment charges against a Shinglehouse man who made repeated statements over a period time that caused annoyance and alarm to the victim.

Danny Keith Mertsock, 54, of 622 Academy Street, Shinglehouse, PA, is accused of making the statements harassing Bradley S. Buchholz of 273 Stevens Street, Shinglehouse, PA, between December 9, 2011 and February 8, 2012.

Trooper Timothy W. Mix of the Coudersport PSP barracks filed the charges Wednesday in District Court 55-4-01.

Gibson Clothes Dryer Stolen In SwedenTownship

Sweden Township Police Department
is investigating a theft of a Gibson clothes dryer which was stolen from 1436 E. Second St., a rental property being rented by Roxanne Boyd of that address, owned by Cheryl Cahilly of Ulysses.

The dryer is owned by Boyd and valued at $350. The item was removed from the residence between Jan. 28/29 until Feb. 9th. Boyd was in the process of moving out at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Twp. Police via 911 or 274-0654

Energy Efficiency Workshop Feb. 15 In Ridgway

Energy Efficiency Workshop Feb. 15 In Ridgway

February 10th, 2012

energyPennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection invites industries, businesses, utilities and local government leaders to a workshop on International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001, a program designed to promote energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

The workshop will be held from 10 am to 1 pm Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Northcentral Regional Planning and Development Commission in Ridgway. Attendees will learn about energy management systems and a federal certification program. For more information, call 814-332-6681.

State Funding System For 911 Falling Woefully Short

State Funding System For 911 Falling Woefully Short

911The Potter County Commissioners are working to draw attention to a growing crisis in the state’s funding formula for 911 services. Roots of the issue date back more than a decade, to a time when the state authorized counties to impose a $1.50 monthly fee on telephone land lines.

The resultant revenue was supposed to cover the costs of emergency communications systems. Potter County, like its counterparts, built a series of towers and relay systems to extend 911 coverage. The county also partnered with neighboring Tioga County to share expenses for a centralized, two-county dispatch center.

Revenue from land lines has been steadily sinking at the same time costs for 911 services have risen. As a result, Potter and many other rural counties face a shortfall.

All three commissioners were joined by Department of Emergency Services Director John Hetrick for a meeting with two representatives of the Pa. Emergency Management Agency. What followed was a communication to boards of commissioners across the state, urging support for a change in state policy to more fully fund 911.

As a follow-up, Potter County Commissioner Susan Kefover and Elk County Commissioner June Sorg are headed to Harrisburg next week to emphasize rural counties’ plight in meetings with four members of the Senate Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Sylvia V. Ives, 87, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA

Sylvia V. Ives, 87, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Friday (February 10, 2012) morning.

She was born January 30, 1925 in Huntley a daughter of the late Domenico and Rose Policastro Tartaglia.

On February 5, 1944 in St. James Catholic Church, Driftwood she married the late Donald D. Ives.

Mrs. Ives graduated from Emporium High School. She worked at Sylvania for many years and later at Motor Coil where she retired. Much of her life revolved around her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with all of them.

Son: Donald Ives and his wife Mary, Emporium
Son: Robert Ives and his wife Carol, Russell, PA
3 Grandsons Jeffery, Brian and Cameron
Ives Sister: Roseann, Mrs. Jack Taylor, Wilmington, NC
Sister: Grace Scott, Emporium
Sister: Helen, Mrs. Doug House, Butler
Brother: Edward "Junior" Tartaglia, Emporium
Brother: Robert Tartaglia and his wife Letty, West Fork, Arkansas

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Domenico and Rose Policastro Tartaglia
Husband: Donald D. Ives who died May 18, 2006
3 Ssters: Jane York, Caroline Tartaglia & Helen House
3 Brothers: Joseph, Daniel and Lawrence Tartaglia

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 4-7 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 6:45 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (February 13, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Structure Fire At Port Allegany Glass Plant

Structure Fire At Glass Plant
At 6:50 pm on Friday, Port Allegany Firefighters are responding to a structure fire at St. Gobain Glass Company at 1 Glass Place in Port Allegany. Reporting smoke showing.

Smethport Fire Dept. Transfer Assignment To Port Allegany

Medic 16 Dispatched to meet Ambulance 3 for a plant worker with smoke inhalation. Now reporting 2 patients. En Route To CCMH.


Agenda of Potter County Commissioners Meeting for February 9, 2012

Approved :Minutes From Potter County Commissioners Meeting of January 26, 2012

Shinglehouse Ambulance To W. Academy Street

At 5:43 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to a Lifeline call on W. Academy Street.

Potter Co. Historical Society New Exhibit

Potter Co. Historical Society New Exhibit

The Potter County Historical Society in Coudersport (308 N. Main St.) is currently creating a new exhibit for this spring, opening March 1st and continuing through June 1st.

Lodges, Societies and Fraternal Orders will feature memorabilia from local Brotherhoods, Granges,
Temperance and Fellowship organizatons. Many of these organizations existed throughout Potter County over the past two centuries.

Our Exhibit hours are Mondays 10:30 am - 4:30 pm and Fridays 10:30 am - 4:00 pm. Group tours can also be arranged by contacting the society at 814-274-9375 or by e-mail at

Thompson Announces Application Period for SAFER Grant Program

Thompson Announces Application Period for SAFER Grant Program

Fiscal Year 2011 Application Period Now Open, Closes

on February 24, 2012

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the application period for the Fiscal Year 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program is now open, according to Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson. FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate is accepting applications through February 24, 2012, at 5:00 PM.

“The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program assists local fire departments supplement their staffing capabilities, in order have adequate deployment and response capabilities,” said Rep. Thompson.

SAFER grants provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, “front-line” firefighters available in their communities. The SAFER program is administered by FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate in coordination with the U. S. Fire Administration.

“FEMA has a variety of tools available to assist with the application process and organizations eligible to apply should begin the process as soon as possible,” Thompson explained.

Grant applicants can obtain information online (, by telephone (toll-free at 1-866-274-0960) or by e-mail ( The SAFER Help Desk hours of operation during the application period are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Additional Information for Fiscal Year 2011:

· SAFER Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit: click here.

· SAFER Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): click here.

· SAFER Quick Guide: click here.

Hamlin Library Free Computer Class

Hamlin Library Free Computer Class

Are you new to computers? Does the idea of the Internet and email confuse and scare you? If you don't know the difference between a USB port and a router then THIS is the class for YOU!

A very basic introduction to computers and technology in a relaxed and friendly environment will get you well on your way to opening a whole new world right at your fingertips.

This FREE class is being taught by Bernie Picklo and will take place in the meeting room at Hamlin Library on February 28th at 7pm. If you have a laptop computer bring it along to class. Call the library at 887-9262 to reserve your seat for the class.



The 6th Annual Fat Tuesday Feast, sponsored by Austin
Methodist Church will be held on February 21st.
The Feast will be
held from 3:00 to 6:30 PM
in the Austin Firehall, Main St., Austin.

A smorgasbord of mouth watering dishes will be served:
Turkey, pork, meatloaf, sauerkraut ‘n hot dogs, Scalloped and
mashed potatoes, baked beans, mac & cheese, salads, hot
vegetable along with many casserole dishes plus many desserts.

Cost of dinner is Adults: $7. and Children (6-12): $4.00
and under 6: free.
Buy your ticket at the door or call 647-5594

Tuesday afternoon February 21st to order your takeouts!!
Hope to see you at the Last Hurrah of Mardi Gras 2012.


26 FEB, 2012 7 PM. SUNDAY

Pictured here are the First Church Of God singers.

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 3:06 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Main Street for a medical emergency.


Mark E. Dubert, 57, of 358 Congress Street, Bradford, PA

Mark E. Dubert, 57, of 358 Congress Street, passed away, Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at his residence.

Born September 6, 1954, in Silver Creek, NY, he was a son of the late Phyllis (Reister) Dubert and Earl H. Dubert who survives him of Silver Creek, NY.

Mr. Dubert was a 1973 graduate of Silver Creek High School. On March 15, 1976 he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged on June 26, 1978. He graduated in 1998, as a Registered Nurse from Jamestown Community College Nursing Program, in Olean, NY. He had worked as a nurse and supervisor at the Bradford Ecumenical Home and then later at the Bradford Manor as the nightshift nursing supervisor.

In addition to his father he is survived by his partner of 24 years, Craig A. Rhodes of Bradford, two sisters; Wendy (Bill) Comerford of Fredonia; and Marcia Crawford of Kinston, NC; one brother, Eric (Amie) Dubert of Sheradon, NY, one niece, Sarah (Ryan) Berger, three nephews; Jason Crawford, Arron Crawford and Brett (Audra) Comerford. He was preceded in death by his mother and one nephew Thomas Crawford.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, February 12, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 3:00pm, with Rev. Fred Moore, associate pastor of the Bradford Area Parish officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit, 95 Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701 or McKean County VNA Hospice 20 School Street Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at

John E. Zimmerman, 71, formerly of 186 West Washington St., Bradford, PA

John E. Zimmerman, 71, formerly of 186 West Washington St., passed away Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born October 10, 1940, in Bradford he was a son of the late Robert V. and Izola (Neureiter) Zimmerman.

On January 5, 1961 he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany, he was honorably discharged on November 21, 1962.

On March 3, 1967 in Cyclone he married Cheryl Ann (Miller) Zimmerman who died on November 22, 1989.

He was a member of the Eagles Club.

Mr. Zimmerman had worked as a schedular at Dresser Manufacturing Co. until his retirement.

Surviving is one daughter, Sue (Timothy) Brown of Bradford, one son, Kevin (Michelle) Zimmerman of Bradford, one brother, Robert Zimmerman of Bradford, 4 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday February 13, 2012 from Noon to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. S. Ave., at which time funeral and committal will be held at 1:00pm with Rev. Joann Piatko, pastor of St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Port Allegany officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Sabinsville Woman Injured In Crash

A Sabinsville woman was moderately injured on January 28th at 2:15 am in a crash on Route 6 at the intersection with Kline Road.

Lorenna L. Pierce, 21, of Sabinsville, PA, was taken to Soldiers & Salors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA for treatment of moderate injuries.

She was a passenger in a 2010 Chevrolet Avalance driven by Leo W. Pierce, 21, of Sabinsville, PA. He was not injured.

Trooper Travis M. Trimbur, who investigated, said the crash occurred at Pierce was traveling westbound on Rt. 6 in Pike Township. Pierce's vehicle left the roadway off the northern berm of Rt. 6, continued in a westerly direction, went into a ditch before striking an embankment on the front driver's side. After impact the vehicle continued over the embankment, turned around on Kline Road and fled the scene traveling east on Rt. 6.

Pierce was cited for Careless Driving.

Gas Stolen From Vehicle On Marsh Creek Road

Unknown actor(s) stole 10 gallons of gas from a vehicle belonging to William Charles Miller, that was parked in the driveway of 1005 Marsh Creek Road in Mills, PA, between February 4th and Feb 9, 2012.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Uhl is the investigator.

Mills Man Charged After Tackling Coudersport Man

A Mills man is facing charges after he tackled another man at the intersection of Dwight and Gordnier Streets in Coudersport Boro on Wednesday at 1:48 am.

Dustin Edward Lamphier, 21, of 1664 SR 49, Mills, PA, was charged with Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct after being called to fight at the above location. Lamphier tackled Morgart while under the influence of alcohol according to Trooper Derrick Watters of the Coudersport PSP.

Woman Harassed In Farmers Valley

A Harassment incident in the parking lot of the Valley Inn bar on Rt. 46 in Keating Township, McKean County, was investigated by State Police at the Kane barracks on Tuesday at 10:25 pm.

Deanna A. Fitsimmons, 39, of Smethport, PA, is accused of harassing Patricia Blackman, 21, of Smethport, PA, according to a news release from Trooper Andrew Brothers.

Camp Burglarized On East Fork Road

A Burglary at a Wharton Township camp that occurred between January 1 and February 4, 2012 is under investigation by State Police.

Unknown actor(s) entered the McKeesport Camp on the East Fork Road in Wharton Township, Potter County, by force and removed an antique fire poker measuring 28 inches in length with a copper handle and then fled the scene.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Mark A. VanVolkenburg is the investigator.

Domestic Disturbance To Result In Charges

State Police will be filing charges as a result of a Domestic Disturbance on January 15, 2012 at 7:00 am in the area of 104 Cemetery Road in Genesee Township.

Trooper Gerg of the Coudersport barracks responded to the incident involving a known 28 year old female and a known 25 year old male. An investigation in in progress and charges will be filed in District Court 55-4-01.

Applications Now Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Says Causer

Applications Now Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Says Causer

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) would like to let residents know that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for 2011 are now available.

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2011. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities.

Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:

$0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (Homeowners and renters).
$8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (Homeowners and renters).
$15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (Homeowners only).
$18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (Homeowners only).

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of many initiatives supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians. Since the program began in 1971, $4.8 billion has been paid to qualified applicants.

Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications are due by June 30.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available at Causer’s website,, or by contacting his offices in Bradford or Coudersport:

78 Main St., First Floor, Bradford – 814-362-4400.
107 S. Main St., Room 1, Coudersport – 814-274-9769.

Ardyce N. Burdick, 81, of, Smethport, PA

Smethport. - Ardyce N. Burdick, 81, of, Smethport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday (February 10, 2012) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

She was born Dec 19, 1930 in Farmers Valley, a daughter of Benjamin Booth and Audrey Mina Weimer Bickford, On April 15, 1950, in Farmers Valley, Pa, she married Kenneth C. Burdick, who died March 1, 2011.

Mrs. Burdick was a 1948 graduate of Smethport High School and was Valedictorian that year

Mrs. Burdick devoted her entire life to her family

She was a member of the Christian Gospel Church of Coleville and worked as a waitress at The Dairy Bar in Farmers Valley.

She is survived by

Four daughters: Doris (Manley) Brown of Eldred, PA, Alice (Gerald) Vaughn of Eldred, PA, Onalee (Richard) Scherer of Bradenton, FL, Barbara (Wilbur) Roberts of Eldred, PA

Two sons: Jeffrey (Patricia) Burdick of Bradenton, FL, Alan "Satch" Burdick of Bradenton, FL

15 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren

One sister: Beverly (Ernest) Reed of Lewis Run, PA

Two sister-in-law, Roberta Bickford and Mary Bickford both of Smethport, PA. Several beloved nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and four brothers, Ivan, Clayton “Bud”, Galen “Buck”, and Benjamin “Dean” Bickford

Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. in Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:00AM in the Christian Gospel Church of Coleville, with the Rev Thomas Dunkerton, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

Memorials may be made to McKean County Hospice and VNA, 1223 East Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701 or the charity of the donor's choice

Online condolence may be made at

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

Area Wrestlers In Gannon University Match

Gannon Wrestling Team Holds on For 22-18 Win Over Lake Erie (Video)

2012 Gannon-Lake Erie Wrestling Highlights/Interviews (2/8/12) from Gannon University Athletics on Vimeo.

Katie Botsis, Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations

ERIE, Pa. – The match was up for grabs heading into the heavyweight bout with Gannon holding a one-point lead, but Chaz Lear's (Cape May, N.J. / Lower Cape May Regional) takedown in the final seconds secured a 5-2 win for the redshirt freshman and a 22-18 victory for the Golden Knights over Lake Erie Wednesday night at the Hammermill Center.

The bonus points proved crucial as the Golden Knights dropped decisions in both the 165 and 174 bouts. Zack Zelcs then (Ridgway, Pa. / Ridgway) grinded out a 3-0 decision at 184 pounds to give Gannon a 19-15 lead. The redshirt freshman accounted for his scoring with a takedown and a riding-time point. More...

Preorder Your Valentine Steak Dinner At Coudersport Jubilee

Open Arms will be launching a Life After Divorce Recovery Group.

Life After Divorce Recovery Group.

Open Arms will be launching a Life After Divorce Recovery Group. The Group starts 6:00pm Wednesday February 15 at Open Arms and is free, but registration is required.

Pastor Mike McAvoy says, ""We want to help people get moving in the right direction to have an opportunity at a happy, healthy, and whole life. That's what Jesus came to do."

The group is for men and women who are divorced, are going through a divorce, or are considering a divorce. The curriculum walks people through the healing process necessary in order to have a positive future experience in relationships and life in general. It also addresses the major issues faced beyond personal healing, such as children, money, work, friends, family, ex-in-laws, dating, and much more.

McAvoy says, "When you understand that the divorce rate goes up and not down from first time marriages (avg 50%) to second time marriages (avg 67%) to third time marriages (avg 74%) you can see with absolute clarity that we need help, we are doing something wrong and we need to do things differently. We can also see that the idea that the "grass is greener" on the other side is a deception and a belief that is not statistically supported. Things rarely get better after a divorce. Statistically things get worse in every way (relationships, finances, quality of life, grades, emotional, mental, & physical health, etc.) for all involved (the couple, children, family, and friends)."

Anyone interested in attending can register by emailing Open Arms at or by calling 814-368-8846.

Benefit Dinner for Trent Lehman.

Benefit Dinner for Trent Lehman.

There will be a benefit Dinner for Trent Lehman..Trent is in the RPH in critical condition.

It will be held March 3rd, 2012 at the VFW in Galeton from 3pm-7pm. Tickets are 10.00 for adults and 6.00 for children. Chicken and Biscuit's, peas, salad,and deserts. Items to be raffled off and 50/50 tickets.

Tickets are available at Mo's Sweet Shop, Foodland, Nittany Mini Mart and other Local business in Galeton. Please come out and support Trent and his family, all donations go towards transportation, food, housing and medical bills.

Register now for Pesticide Credits

Register now for Pesticide Credits

The deadline to register for the Winter Pesticide Update meeting is Friday, February 17, 2012 by contacting the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office of McKean at 814-887-5613. This will be the only meeting offered for you to obtain your necessary pesticide credits. The meeting is being held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church Hall, 205 Arnold Avenue, Port Allegany.

The McKean County Conservation District and the Penn State Cooperative Extension are co-sponsoring the meeting that will run from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM and will offer 3 category and 3 core pesticide credits.

Topics of discussion will include Manure Management & Agriculture Erosion and Sedimentation Control, The Importance of Following the Label and Recordkeeping, Weed Control Update, and Weed Control in No-Till Systems. There is a $5.00 fee, which includes a light meal and materials.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Community Health Fair on Saturday, February 11, 2012

Community Health Fair on Saturday, February 11, 2012

Northern Potter School District will be hosting a Community Health Fair on Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:00 to 12:00AM in the Children’s School Multipurpose Room.

There will be pulmonary function screenings, BMI testing, COPD, asthma, and sleep disorder testing, free nervous system evaluations, ….. Participating vendors include the American Red Cross, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Mansfield University, PA State Police, Mansfield Chiropractics, Genesee Natural Foods, PA Visitors Association, ……..

Free food samples, cooking demos, health food, interactive learning and informational handouts will be available. Everyone is encouraged to come and see what is available for health and wellness in our area!

Kindergarten Registration To Be Held March 6th and 7th

Kindergarten Registration To Be Held March 6th & 7th

Port Allegany Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration March 6th and 7th at the elementary school by appointment only. Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2012, are eligible for admission to kindergarten.

To pre-register children, call the elementary office at 642-9557 before March 4th between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Monday through Friday. The secretary will take the necessary information and schedule an appointment for a registration visit. At that visit, parents must provide the child’s birth certificate and updated immunization records.

Parents will receive a packet of information by mail including forms to be completed and returned during the registration visit.

Potter County Holstein Club Needs Your Help

The Potter County Holstein Club is trying to put together a history of the club and need help!

We know it was started in May 1941 by County Agent, Bert Straw.

If anyone has any pictures, newspaper clippings, personal information or any other information that you would like to share with
us, please contact either Candy Cooney at 848-9706 or Judi Turton at 848-7204 or email at

This is the 100th anniversary of of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association and they are doing a history book and need information from all the counties.

Thank you.

Pa. State Trooper In Custody After Fatal Accident

Pa. State Trooper In Custody After Fatal Accident

February 10, 2012

CORRY, Pa. - The Pennsylvania State Police based in Corry took a state trooper into custody after a motor-vehicle accident left an Edinboro resident dead at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police and the Erie County (Pa.) District Attorney's Office, the off-duty trooper was taken into custody for homicide by motor vehicle while driving under the influence and other related charges., following the crash that occurred on Route 6 at Old Meadville Road in Union Township, Pa.

The off-duty officer based out of Pittsburgh, Jeffrey Michael Dalessandro, 35, of Canonsburg, Pa., was in his personal vehicle and allegedly crossed the center line into the opposite lane and hit another vehicle head-on.

The driver of the other vehicle, Daryl Leroy Nunemakere, 21, of Edinboro was pronounced dead at the scene by the Erie County Coroner's Office. More...

Vehicle Inspection (12 hours)

Vehicle Inspection (12 hours)

The Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center is offering a Pennsylvania State approved motor vehicle inspection course for passenger cars and light trucks, motorcycles, and medium/heavy trucks and busses. This program includes classroom and hands-on instruction. Participants must provide a valid driver’s license and Social Security card to register for this program. You must register in person at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center on Wednesday, February 15th from 6 – 7 p.m. Maximum enrollment is 25 students.

Tuition ranges from $170 - $250, depending on which types of vehicles you get certified to inspect. This course is scheduled for February 21, 23, 28 and March 1, 2012, and will be held at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany. For more information or to register, call (814) 642-2573.

Welcoming Dravyn Levi McFall, born 2-8-12, At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Dravyn Levi McFall, born 2-8-12, weighing 5lbs. and 13.6oz. to Crystal Cook and Cody McFall of Coudersport, Pa.

Maternal Grandparent: Tommy Gardner of Elkand, Pa.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Esther Mann of Westfield, Pa; Perry Man of Ulysses, Pa.

Paternal Grandparents: Candie McFall of Turtlepoint, Pa; Jim McFall of Turtlepoint, Pa.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Alton Spencer of Port Allegany, Pa; Dawn Spencer; Maxine McFall.

2-10 Recalls

ZIP International Group, LLC Expands Alert on Listeria in Sliced Herring Fillet in oil (forelka) 330 gram and 600 gram

Wholistic Herbs, Inc. Recalls "Koff & Kold" and "Kold Sore" Because Of Possible Health Risk

Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Recalls Prepared Salads that Contain Hard Cooked Eggs Due to Potential Health Risk.

Summit Import Corporation Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Bin Bin Snow Rice Cracker 5.3oz Pack and Bin Bin Rice Cracker 15.8oz Bulk Pack

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Cooked Pork Hocks Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen