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Saturday, March 10, 2012

St. Patty's Bash Saturday, March 17th At Friendly Inn In Roulette

Bartender Needed At Mosch's Tavern In Coudersport

Rep. Causer Asks About Hospital Funding and More at Welfare Budget Hearing

Rep. Causer Asks About Hospital Funding and More at Welfare Budget Hearing

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Rep. Martin Causer poses some questions at the House Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the Department of Public Welfare.

Turn clocks ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time

Turn clocks ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time

Don't forget to turn those clocks ahead. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. tomorrow.

You should turn your clocks ahead ("spring forward"). That means we lose an hour of sleep tonight, but we'll see more daylight longer in the evenings.

Fire departments recommend changing smoke detector batteries and testing the devices when you change the time.

Colt 380 Semi-Automatic Pistol Stolen From Harrison Valley

State Police at Coudersport are investigating the theft of a Colt 380 semi-automatic pistol from a residence at 370 Harrison Fox Hill Road in Harrison Valley.

Trooper Uhl said the pistol is owned by Stanley E. McIlvee, Jr. of 233 Water Street in Boyertown, PA. It was removed between September 1 and March 9. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to please contact Trooper Uhl at PSP Coudersport. 814-274-8690.

Minor Injuries In Driftwood Crash On Saturday

A Driftwood woman sustained minor injuries in a crash on Saturday afternoon at 3:08 pm on Route 120, 1 mile east of Driftwood Borough in Gibson Township, Cameron County.

Mary F. Gibson, 46, of Driftwood, PA, was operating a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer westbound on Route 120 when the vehicle exited the north side of the roadway and struck a rock embankment. The vehicle continued to travel westward and struck the rock embankment a second time. It then continued westward and overturned coming to rest in the westbound travel lane on it's passenger side.

Trooper David A. Surra, who investigated, said Gibson exited the vehicle and fled the scene.

She was located by PSP in the Village of Sterling Run. Charges will be filed in District Court.

Sinnemahoning Fire Department, Sinnemahoning EMS, and D & T Towing assisted at the scene of the crash.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Pierce Hill Road

At 8:57 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Pierce Hill Road for a fall victim with a head injury.

Fear of fracking: How public concerns put an energy renaissance at risk

Fear of fracking: How public concerns put an energy renaissance at risk


Chad Winters keeps his hand on his radio, politely giving orders to co-workers toiling at an oil property in a stretch of Alberta farmland.

“One tonne of 40/70,” Mr. Winters requests over the radio. “Three thirty-three, then hold till I tell you otherwise.”

Mr. Winters speaks a language few understand. He runs the show in the field when Trican Well Service Ltd. is called in to perform a controversial technique used to gather oil and natural gas from impermeable rocks.

On this day, Trican is working for NAL Energy Corp. near Bowden, about 100 kilometres north of Calgary. Trican is there to pump water, chemical and natural additives, and nitrogen down a well at frighteningly high pressure, with hopes of forcing fissures in the rocks thousands of metres below the surface. Sand will follow, propping open the cracks, allowing trapped oil to escape. The process is called hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.

Mr. Winters sits in the site’s computer van as he calls out changes to fracking fluid mixtures to his workers, eyeing a large-screen TV relaying data from above and below ground. Computer monitors manned by other team members fill the van. Mr. Winters has worked his way up through Trican; his days of spitting sand out of his teeth and keeping chemicals away from his eyes are over.

The pipes outside the van are pulsating as the pumper trucks shoot the fracking fluid down the well. The air smells of diesel exhaust due to the row of trucks powering the operation.

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Structure Fire On Blue Spruce Drive In Wharton Township

Camp Fire Off Bailey Run Rd. In Wharton Township
At 6:04 pm on Saturday, Austin & Coudersport Fire Dept. have been dispatched to a structure fire in Wharton Township on Blue Spruce Drive. It is reported to be a camp.

Port Allegany to Austin for standby assignment
Roulette to Coudersport for standby assignment
Emporium Ambulance To Austin station for standby assignment


Internet Thieves Take Emporium Man For $3700.

An Emporium man was scammed out of $3700. recently when he sold an item on the internet.

Trooper Heim, in a news release, said the 66 year old man sold the item on the internet. The buyer sent a check for an amount greater than the purchase price. The man was asked to return the difference and later found out that the check he received from the buyer was fraudulent.

Emporium Firefighters Responding To Oven Fire In Tanneryt Heights

Address: 397 TANNERY HTS
Cross Streets: ROUTE 120
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
3/10/2012 3:33:03 PM

Opal Jean Dickerson Tambash, 92, of Clarksville, Ark

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. - Opal Jean Dickerson Tambash, 92, of Clarksville, passed away Thursday (March 8, 2012) at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was born Sunday, March 30, 1919, in Warren, Pa., to Frank and Edith McBride Dickerson.

She was a native of Bradford, Pa.

Mrs. Tambash had been a member of the Ameranth Lodge of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and had retired from the Honnald Library, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, Calif.

She was a longtime resident of Southern California, moving to Clarksville in 2004.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Tambash of Clarksville; two sons, Raymond (Marie) Tambash of Lonoke, and James (Sue) Tambash of Clarksville; 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Anna Jane Dickerson, sister; Keith Harris Dickerson, brother; and Theodore Dickerson, half-brother.

Graveside services and burial will be held at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, Calif., at a later date.

Downtown DuBois Building Gutted By Fire This Morning

Early morning fire in downtown DuBois

The McCrory building in downtown DuBois, which most recently housed a Dollar General store, was gutted by fire early Saturday. Firefighters from numerous local departments battled the blaze, which broke out around 6 a.m. The downtown area was cordoned off.

Details, more photos in Tri-County Sunday.

Coudersport Ambulance To Baker Creek Road

At 11:26 am on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Baker Creek Road for a person ill.

Joan M. Coronati, 76, of 368 Kane Street, Wilcox, formerly 27 High St., Bradford, PA

Joan M. Coronati, 76, of 368 Kane Street, Wilcox, formerly 27 High St., Bradford, passed away, Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital.

Born August 10, 1935, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Rose (Hamilton) Grubb.

On April 23, 195 in St. Francis Church before Monsignor G. Carlton Ritchie she married Adelio "Sonny" Coronati who died November 12, 1999.

Mrs. Coronati attended Bradford Area Schools. She enjoyed baking, reading and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Bernard Church.

She had worked at the candy counter at Shays & McKean Theaters, as a X-ray technician in the Bradford Hospital, and as a nursing assistant for local area families.

Surviving are three children; one daughter, Theresa Coronati of Bradford; two sons Anthony (Diane) Coronati of Sidney, OH; and James (Kimberlin) Coronati of Wilcox; a sister, Lois (Tom) Pessia of Bradford, four grandchildren; Mike Coronati, Jennifer Gockley, David McGarry and Stephanie Coronati, nine great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters; Marilyn Chiodo and Linda Miller.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the directions of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association 823 Filmore Ave. Erie, PA 16505. American Cancer Society 95 Main St., Bradford PA 16701.

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Marcellus Gas Careers Lasted 1 Month

Workers Promised Career In Marcellus Shale Industry Terminated After 1 Month
60 Men Leave Families, Jobs Behind To Come To Pa. For New Opportunity


PITTSBURGH -- Sixty men from all over the United States are staying in a Moon Township hotel Friday night with one common bond: they came to Pennsylvania with the promise of a career in the Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry, only to have it crushed a month later.

"They told me I would have a job and it would last," said Keith Miller, of Tennessee.

Jeffrey Milton, of Orlando, Fla., said he was told, "I never had to worry about any layoffs."

Channel 4 Action News' Jim Parsons spoke with 10 of the workers, each one saying he was recruited to come to Pennsylvania by Houston-based gas drilling services company Baker Hughes.

But after just one month on the job near Williamsport, all of them were fired. More...

It's Coming To Coudersport

St. Patty's Bash Saturday, March 17th At Friendly Inn In Roulette

Bartender Needed At Mosch's Tavern In Coudersport

Friday, March 9, 2012

Coudersport Ambulance To Station

At 11:55 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to station & call center for details.

Call is at Northwoods Tavern for a woman fall victim with a head injury.
At 12:05 am--Roulette Ambulance dispatched to this call.

Man Holds Knife to Woman's Throat

Man Holds Knife to Woman's Throat

A Bradford man has been charged with striking a woman repeatedly in the head, face and stomach and holding a knife to her throat last month in Bradford.

Court records indicate that 24 year-old Jonathon "Juice" Johnson is charged with aggravated assault with extreme indifference to life and harassment after the incident on February 18 in Bradford.

Johnson was jailed on $50,000 bail.

Inmate Pleads to Jail Assault

Inmate Pleads to Jail Assault

A man pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to assaulting man while he was an inmate at the McKean County Jail.

21 year-old Christopher Link, formerly of Duke Center, was accused of punching Kelly Button Sr. several times in the head and face and "ground-pounding" until he was unconscious.

Link will be sentenced on March 15.

Man Pleads to Sexual Assault Charges

Man Pleads to Sexual Assault Charges

A Mt. Jewett man pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to sexual assault charges. 22 year-old Roger Crate II was accused of having a sexual relationship with a juvenile girl over a two year period. Crate will be sentenced on March 22.

Texas man charged after stabbing at Mansfield bar

Texas man charged after stabbing at Mansfield bar

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

MANSFIELD - After he became disruptive and was asked to leave a local establishment, a Texas man stabbed an employee in the abdomen and now is in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to local police.

Ernest M. Hughes, 34, of San Diego, Texas, was charged by Mansfield Borough police with aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct and possession of an instrument of crime after the March 1 incident.

Police said he stabbed Levi Weiskopff, an employee of Chango's Cantina, 21 N. Main St., outside of the establishment after Weiskopff escorted Hughes out the door at the request of the bartender. More...

Ulysses Home Destroyed By Friday Afternoon Fire

The cause of a structure fire that destroyed a Ulysses Boro home on Friday afternoon is undetermined due to the extensive damage caused by combustion and the collapse of the roof and first floor.

In a news release tonight, Fire Marshal Trooper David A. Surra and the Tri-Town Fire Chiefs said they investigated the fire that destroyed a single story residential structure owned by Paul E. Crippen, Jr., and Kelli J. Crippen, located at 419 Graham Street in Ulysses.

Kelli Crippen was asleep in the residence and was awakened by activated smoke alarms at 12:43 pm.

She escaped the structure without injury. There were no injuries to any fire personnel.

Damages are estimated to exceed $120,000.00

Portions Of I-86 CLOSED Due To Accidents

A portion of Interstate 86 in Cattaraugus County is presently closed due to an accident. Several other accidents are reported along I-86 thru out the area. Extremely slippery conditions are being experienced on all roads thru the area.

Rollover Crash On Route 6 Near Mansfield

Rollover Crash On Route 6
At 7:25 pm on Friday, Mansfield Dept. 2 has been dispatched to a pickup truck rollover crash on Route 6 near the South Bullock Road.

Vehicle Crash On Rt. 44 North of Shinglehouse

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 44
At 7:05 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Ceres Township for a motor vehicle accident. Reported near 734 Rt. 44.




Pickup Truck Rollover Crash On Rt. 219

Roll Over Crash On Rt. 219
At 5:54 pm on Friday, Lafayette Fire Dept, Mt. Jewett Ambulance, and Medic 5 have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash on Rt. 219 just north of the Westline Bridge. Reported to be a pickup truck.


Reporting no injuries on scene--EMS Cancelled

State Police Investigate Incident Of Harassment

Kane State Police charged Jahred Smith, 24, of Duke Center, PA, with Disorderly Conduct/Harassment on Thursday at 12:40 am after he went to Dwayne Shaw's residence at 1333 Prentisvale Road in Otto Township, threatening to do physical harm and kicking the tailgate of Shaw's pickup.

Trooper Andrew Brothers investigated.

No Injuries In Car/Deer Crash On Rt. 46

Two Bradford men were unhurt buy their 1999 Oldsmobile Bravadawas disabled after it hit a deer on Route 46 in Shippen Township north of Emporium in Cameron County.

Gregory W. Burkhouse, 57, of Bradford, PA, and his passenger, Ronald L., Weilacher, 62, also of Bradford, PA, were traveling north on Rt. 46 when a deer entered the roadway on Wednesday at 6:20 pm. The Oldsmobile struck the deer and was disabled as a result of the crash. Trooper Eric Farabaugh investigated.

Rep. Causer Asks About 911 Services at Budget Hearing

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Rep. Martin Causer seeks information on 911 communications at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency budget hearing.

Causer Hosts Town Meetings

Causer Hosts Town Meetings in Coudersport, Port Allegany

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is inviting area residents to join him for one of two town hall meetings to discuss the proposed state budget and other issues facing the state and the region.

The first session will be held at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Wellness Center, 1001 E. Second St. in Coudersport, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. The second is planned at the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial Inc., 4743 Route 155 in Port Allegany, from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22.

“This is a great opportunity for people to get an update on the latest news from Harrisburg, as well to share their concerns about state and local issues,” Causer said.

Anyone with questions about the town meetings is invited to call Causer’s offices in Bradford (814-362-4400) or Coudersport (814-274-9769). For the latest legislative news, sign up for email updates at Causer’s website, or follow him on Facebook at
Travel Advisory
I-80 bridges progress in Columbia County

The $50 million project to provide a series of new or rehabilitated bridges on Interstate 80 near Mifflinville in Columbia County continues to progress.

Next week, a few daytime lane restrictions will be in place for the safety of highway workers and motorists alike.

On Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15, the I-80 eastbound passing lane will be closed from Mile 241 (Lime Ridge/Berwick) to Mile 242 (Mifflinville) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The contractor will be hauling in dirt and rock to provide fill in this area. Motorists are cautioned to stay alert for the possibility of encountering slow-moving or stopped traffic ahead of the lane restriction.

Bridge Job near Penfield Underway Monday

Clearfield County
Bridge Job near Penfield Underway Monday
Preservation work will prolong life of bridge

Clearfield – Work to repair and preserve a bridge near Penfield will get underway Monday, March 12. The bridge is located on Route 255 in Huston Township, about a mile south of Penfield. The preservation work will help to prolong the serviceable life of the bridge. Work will include deck repairs, beam encasements and scour protection and should be complete before September.

Temporary traffic signals will be used to control an alternating traffic pattern through the work zone. The signals will be placed on flash mode on Monday and made operational on Thursday, March 15.

This work is part of a contract to repair and preserve 21 bridges in Potter, Cameron, and Clearfield counties. Work on 17 of the bridges is complete. The remaining four will be finished in 2012.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $4.4 million project.

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Dairy Producers Reminded of MILC Program

Dairy Producers Reminded of MILC Program

(HARRISBURG, PA) March 2, 2012 -The Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency would like to remind dairy producers of some important program eligibility requirements for payment under the Milk Income Loss Contract program (MILC). FSA State Executive Director Bill Wehry says dairy and feed prices may authorize potential MILC payments, but all dairy producers need to be aware of the program requirements should those conditions arise.

Dairy operators currently enrolled in MILC, need to notify the local county office if there have been any changes to their dairy operation.

If a payment rate is announced, dairy producers enrolled in the MILC program will need to provide the local county office with documentation showing the eligible milk production and commercial milk marketing for the months with a MILC payment rate in effect.

When producers enroll in MILC, a payment start month is selected. This month remains the same through all program years, unless a change is requested by the dairy. Dairy producers are allowed to change their start month an unlimited number of times throughout their enrollment in MILC provided that the changes are requested timely.

MILC program participants are also required to comply with FSA's Adjusted Gross Income requirements each fiscal year. This certification, on a CCC-931 , must be completed prior to a payment being disbursed.

New dairies that have not previously participated in the MILC program will need to fill out the CCC-580, Milk Income Loss Contract.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250·94 J0, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TOO) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845 ·6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).

Local Red Cross Receives New Response Vehicles

Local Red Cross Receives New Response Vehicles
Friday, March 9, 2012 — In the past few months, the American Red Cross in McKean-Potter
Counties received two new response vehicles to better enable the chapter to respond to
emergencies in the local area. The 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck was purchased in October with funding provided by the National Red Cross, and the 7’x16’ Disaster Response Trailer was purchased last month with donations provided by two local supporters.

“The trailer will not only
be stocked with shelter supplies, but will also be equipped to provide mobile feeding at disaster scenes,” stated executive director, Jason Bange. “This is a much needed addition to our chapter’s response capabilities and we are very grateful to all the donors who made this possible.”

John V. “Jack” Phillips, Jr., 67, of Coudersport, PA

John V. “Jack” Phillips, Jr., 67, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born on January 29, 1945 in Pottsville, PA he was the son of John V. Phillips, Sr. and Anne Delores Kocher Phillips. On September 2, 1983 in Highland Mills, NY he married Virginia Ann DeMore, who died December 1, 1998.

Mr. Phillips had lived in the Coudersport area since 1998. He had served with the U. S. Air Force from 1963 – 1967. He was formerly employed with IBM for many years as a computer systems analyst, retiring in 1997. After moving to Coudersport he had worked for Radio Shack in Sweden Valley for several years. He was a member of American Legion Potter Post 192 and enjoyed computers and cooking.

Surviving are five children, John V. (Tammy) Phillips, III of Newburgh, NY, Crystal Phillips of Columbus, Mont., Patrick Phillips of New Jersey, Kimberly (Chris) Beebe of Clancy, Mont., and Andrew Phillips of Helena, Mont., eleven grandchildren, one brother, James R. (Jan) Phillips of Robesonia, PA, one sister, Mary Louise (Phil) Kline of Temple, PA, two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends are invited to Jack’s Life Celebration beginning on Saturday, March 10, 2012 with visitation from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport. Visitation will also be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Reverend Charles Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. To share your fondest memories of Jack, please visit

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Benson Pleads Guilty To Murder In Potter County

Teenager Pleads Guilty to Murder

A Potter County teenager has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in connection to the killing of 18-year-old Samuel Miller of Eldred in June.

16-year-old Kaylynn Benson will be sentenced at 2:30 p.m. May 1, according to the Potter County District Attorney's office. One of her co-defendants, 20-year-old Jonathan Prather of Coudersport, pleaded guilty last month and is scheduled for sentencing on March 26. A third co-defendant, Avery Buckingham of Austin, is awaiting further court action.

The three are accused of taking Miller to an area along Prouty Run Creek in Potter County, where Prather shot him eight times. Prather and Buckingham then dragged his body to the creek and threw him in while Benson held a spotlight. A fisherman found Miller’s body in the creek.

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House Fire In Ulysses Boro--Rt. 49 RE-OPENED

Ulysses, Harrison Valley, Genesee, and Coudersport Fire Departments have been dispatched to 419 Graham Street in Ulysses Boro for a house fire.
Report flames showing 3 sides, heavy smoke.
Listed as Paul Crippen Residence.


12:58 pm--Engine & Crew to Coudersport for standby assignment
1:01 pm--Whitesville to Genesee standby assignment.
1:21 pm--Request Coudersport 48-8 Rescue truck respond to fire scene

Electrical Safety for Maintenance Personnel

Electrical Safety for Maintenance Personnel

This course is designed to raise the safety awareness of electrical maintenance personnel on all levels by examining electrical hazards and the proper methods used to avoid them. Key topics include: Understanding OSHA, NFPA and their functions in the workplace, Electrical Hazards, Arc Flash, Lockout/Tagout, PPE, Grounding, Overcurrent protection, Testing and measuring devices, Practical and safe troubleshooting methods, and Guidelines for safe equipment installation.

This course is taught by Steve Quelet and is being held on Tuesday and Thursday, March 20 and 22, 2012 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at PCEC’s Port Allegany location. The cost is $200 per person. To register, call 814-545-1333 or go to .

3-9 Recalls

EAS 9-1-1 Telephone Outage Emergency

Jefferson County 9 1 1 systems have returned to normal. If you have an emergency please call 9 1 1 to report the emergency

EAS 9-1-1 Telephone Outage Emergency

9-1-1 service is out in Jefferson County. To report an emergency, report to your nearest Police, Fire or Ambulance station until further notice to report the emergency. We will notify everyone once service is restored.


St. Patty's Bash Saturday, March 17th At Friendly Inn In Roulette

Is Your Equipment Ready For Spring? Call BG's Now!!

Bartender Needed At Mosch's Tavern In Coudersport

Check Out The Selection At Hazels Auto Sales In Hebron Center

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Burglars Get Cash From Home On Loucks Mills Road

A burglary in Pike Township has troopers investigating on the Loucks Mills Road where Sally A. Kludt reported cash was stolen from inside her residence between March 4 and 7, 2012.

Anyone with any information on this burglary is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper James Culvey is the investigator.

More Thefts Reported In Roulette

Items were removed from a parked motor vehicle at 17 River Street in the Village of Roulette between 2-29 and 3-1-2012.

Trooper Travis Trimbur said in a news release that unknown actor(s) removed 2 pair of sunglasses and a CD from an unlocked vehicle at the residence of Tennile L. Tilley parked at that address.

Any information will be appreciated. PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Items Stolen From 4th Street In Roulette

State Police are investigating the thefts of items from the property of William J. Baker of 20 4th Street in Roulette over a period of 11-28-2011 to 3-3-2012.

Unknown actor(s) removed a chain hoist, battery, ratchet straps, and small hand tools from that location.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to please contact Trooper Uhl at PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Englar Street

At 11:02 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 have been dispatched to a medical emergency on Englar Street.

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Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44

At 9:49 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Sharon Township for a medical emergency.

ICS-300 – Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

ICS-300 – Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

This class is not available on-line.

Prerequisites - ICS-100 and ICS-200, ICS-700, ICS-800


ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. The course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.


This course is intended for individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents.

NOTE: During an expanding incident, some or all of the command and general staff positions may be activated, as well as division or group supervisor and/or unit leader positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods.

FEMA recommends that ICS-300 participants have experience using concepts and principles from ICS 100 and 200 in a response or exercise and use their skills in an operational environment before taking ICS-400. This will provide necessary context and understanding of the skills they will develop when they take ICS-400.

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The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors meetings will be held on the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

The library’s book discussion group meets the last Wednesday afternoon of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be on March 28th and we will be discussing The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Stop by the library and pick up a copy. We would love to have you join us!

The Stitch Together Knit and Crochet group meets every Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring along your project and join the group. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? That’s okay! We’ll teach you!

We are now accepting registrations for spring story hour. Story hour will be held Friday mornings from 11:00 to noon beginning on April 13th. Topics covered will include cookies, dinosaurs, monkey business and fairy tales. Stop in or call the library at 814-697-6691 to sign up.

The winner of the Super Bowl basket raffle was Jaymie Bennett. Congratulations, Jaymie!

We have just a few Oswayo Valley Green Wave door mats left for sale. The cost is $20 per mat and benefits the library AND the O.V. Music Boosters. Support two hometown groups with one purchase!

The library has federal, Pennsylvania and New York tax forms available.
We will be raffling off a Keurig coffeemaker and k-cups for Mother’s Day. Details coming soon!

February 2012 memorials: Albert Nolan from Gas Field Specialists, Hugh Pearsall from Greg and Chris West, Hugh Pearsall from Joe and Sue Riehle, Hugh Pearsall from Charles and Nancy Kovach, Hugh Pearsall from Billie and Arnie Haskins, and Hugh Pearsall from Lois and Donald Andrews.

Frank H. Grimone, 97, of 37 S. Cherry St., Emporium, PA

Frank H. Grimone, 97, of 37 S. Cherry St., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday (March 8, 2012) afternoon.

He was born March 31, 1914 in Alpena, Michigan a son of the late Joseph and Carmela Guccione Grimone.

On July 25, 1950 in Winchester, VA he married Patricia Austin Grimone, who Survives.

Mr. Grimone graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1933. He retired from GTE Sylvania after over 46 years. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and a life long and an original member of the Emporium Country Club.

In addition to his wife Patricia Austin Grimone
Son: Larry Grimone and his wife Criss, Emporium
Son: Dave Grimone, Emporium
Son: Matt Grimone and his wife Barb, Emporium
Son: Jim Grimone and his wife Wendy, Avondale, LA
Son: Frank Grimone and his wife Joan, Pinehurst, NC
6 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Joseph and Carmela Guccione Grimone
1 Infant: Son
1 Grandson: M. Cash Grimone who died Nov. 12, 2011
3 Brothers: Leo, Tony and Sam Grimone
3 Sisters: Rose Praino, Lucy Chambers and Mary McLean

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday, (March 12, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Last Chance To Get Girl Scout Cookies In Coudersport This Year

Troop #21980 would like to send a big Thank You to everyone who helped make this year's cookie sale a success.

We'd like to thank Sheetz for allowing us to hold our booth sale and for being so accommodating, and also each and every one of you who purchased cookies from our girls. Our troop is looking forward to many fun and enriching activities including summer camp, an overnight zoo experience and 100th anniversary celebration.

Your purchase has a positive impact on our Girl Scouts and also the community. As we learned about philanthropy and addressing needs within our community the girls decided to raise money for Teacher's pet rescue. A portion of our troop proceeds will be donated to our local no-kill shelter.

As cookie season winds down, we'd like to announce one last chance to purchase cookies this year.

Our local Girl Scout troops have pooled together the last of the cookies and will be at the Coudersport Public Library this Saturday, March 10th from 10 a.m. until 3 o'clock or until the last box is sold.

We have all varieties, but quantities are limited.

Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos. We have just a few Trefoils, Thank You Berry Munch, Dulce De Leche and Savannah Smiles.

In addition, we are still collecting items for our pet supply drive- anything that the dogs at Teacher's Pet Rescue may need (blankets, towels, cleaning supplies, treats & toys).

We invite you to donate old T-shirts as well, as we're busy recycling them into handmade dog toys.

Thanks again for your continued support- Hope to see you there!
The Roulette Brownie Troop will be hosting a booth sale to sell girl scout cookies at the Roulette Firehall this Friday night during the fish fry. All kinds are available at $4 a box.

Friends Of Galeton Library Set Dates For Pictures

The Friends of the Galeton Public Library
have picked the date to try and do pictures again.

We will be doing them April 21 and 22.

If anyone would like to buy a coupon for the pictures they can call the library at 435-2321. You get a 10x 13 2 8x10's 2 5x7's and 8 wallets for $10.00 and there is no age limit on the pictures anyone can buy the coupon for $10.00 it one per family. They can do black and white, sepia, family or regular pictures you do not have to choose what you want to have taken they will be able to do all of the different pictures and when they bring the pictures back they will a portrait cd with all of the pictures that they took and it will also have the copyrights to the pictures on it to.

Thank you everyone that supports the library by either volunteering and donating items when they are looking for items.

The American Pickers are coming to PA!

Potter County Commissioner Susan Kefover passed this on to us--Frank & Mike Are Coming To PA

The American Pickers are coming to PA!

Hi Susan,

My name is Jodi Friedman and I'm one of the producers for the show American Pickers on History Channel. We are headed to PA soon so we're looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of ‘em! I was hoping you might be able to assist us in spreading the word throughout your county!

I'm attaching a brief of the show for anyone who isn't familiar with it, as well as a list of items that we're looking for (although we're open to other items). We're also looking for any oddball or interesting historical items, in addition to PA-specific memorabilia.

Also, please note that Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

My contact info is below, don't hesitate to call me with any questions.


Low-Cost Life Jackets for Teens Available

Low-Cost Life Jackets for Teens Available
for Camps, Schools, Non-Profit Programs
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The BoatUS Foundation's Teens Afloat Program helps keep teens safe on the water by offering discounted vest-style life jackets - at just $5 - to non-profit summer camps, schools, or any local non-profit organization providing on-the-water educational programming for teens. Now is the time to help your group get in on the discount.
Made possible through a donation from the National Marine Bankers Association, the goal of the program is to provide an affordable way to keep teens safe while they participate in educational programs on local waters. Groups interested in getting life jackets may apply using an online application located at by a March 31 deadline. After applications are received, the Foundation will choose the applications that best match grant guidelines and post them on the Foundation's website and Facebook page for a public vote in April.
"We've received many requests over the years from groups providing these kinds of on-the-water educational programs to teens that desperately need life jackets," said BoatUS Foundation Program Manager Alanna Keating. "These programs are great ways to give teens a chance to experience being on the water and at the same time educate them on the importance of life jacket wear. We also hope that involving the public with voting helps to promote these programs," she added.
The Teens Afloat program is for groups currently offering on-the-water programs, such as educational boat trips, canoe and kayak excursions that include safe and clean boating in their curriculum. However, groups that don't currently include safe and clean boating in their educational programs can also apply if they commit to add these topics to their programming. "Our ultimate goal is see these kinds of educational programs grow - and keep teens safe while they're participating in them," added Keating.
The life jackets offered are Type III vests - the most comfortable non-inflating type available that normally retail for about $30 each. Applicants are allowed to request from 10 to 50 life jackets in increments of 10. For more information in including application guide lines, go to
About the BoatUS Foundation:
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by the half-million members of BoatUS, it provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. To make a tax-deductible donation to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit, go to

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Sponsoring Bowl For Kids' Sake

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

This free seminar is presented by Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center and provides an overview of the steps necessary to start a business. Topics include: guidelines on how to finance your business; what to consider before starting a business; license and tax information; how and why to prepare a business plan; regulations governing a business; and other resources designed to help you plan and succeed in your new business.

This seminar is being held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. There is no cost but registration is required.

Register online at or call toll free (877) 292-1843.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The ninth annual University of Pittsburgh at Bradford student art exhibit begins Friday, March 16.

Part of the university’s Spectrum Series, “Affairs of the Art” will run until Friday, April 13, in the KOA Art Gallery of Blaisdell Hall. An opening reception with refreshments will take place from noon until 1 p.m. on March 16, in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall. Both the show and the reception are free.

Richard Minard, visiting professor of art at Pitt-Bradford, will be hosting the art show this year.

“I was very impressed by the amount of really talented students here at Pitt-Bradford,” Minard said. “I hope to not just showcase student artwork but a diversity of student interests, processes and individual styles and forms of expression.”

More than 40 students will be featured this year with works expressed in simple, traditional and abstract art styles in the forms of ceramic, drawing, print-making, painting, digital photo, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and acrylic.

The following students will be featured in this year’s exhibition:

From Bradford, Stacy Gildersleeve, an interdisciplinary arts major; Max Asinger, a business management major; Toni Duzick, undeclared; Lauren Luciano, a criminal justice major; and Destiny Palmer-DeCasper, a hospitality management major; Ashlee Case, a pre-radiological science major from Olean, N.Y.; Jeremy Freer, a broadcast communication major from Cyclone; Megan Delhunty, a nursing major from Ridgway; and Nyssa Brumagin, an interdisciplinary arts major, Cassie Mashensic, a nursing major, and Christina Hall, a business management major, all from Warren;

Josh Anderson, a criminal justice major, Jennifer Teriberry, a social science major, Janelle Wilson, a pre-radiological science major, Tyler Labeski, a business management major, and Jodie Nelson, a chemistry major, all from Kane; Donald Cox, a sport and recreation management major from Bear, Del.; Tim Tran, a biology major from Northampton; Sierra Kelly, a psychology major from Claystown; Sidney Rice, a psychology major from Butler; Becky Alborn, a sports medicine major from New Castle; John Setzer, double majoring in accounting and business management from Hughesville; Mina Jiang, a pre-pharmacy major from Oakland Gardens, N.Y.;

Mary Gross, a sports medicine major from Ford City; Jennifer Trippett, double majoring in entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary arts from Lemont; Kelly DeRolf, a biology major from Carlisle; Samantha Marsh, a biology major from Kennedy, N.Y.; Daniel Taylor, a computer information system and technology major from Port Allegany; Charles Vandever and Jeffrey Pinchock, both environmental studies majors from Smethport; Revathi Jangiti, a biology major from Quakertown; Justine Dillon, a biology major from Emporium; Susan Thompson, a biology major from Roulette; and Kati Franklin, a Human Relations major from Coudersport.

The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Fridays. The art gallery is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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

Two dead, seven injured in Western Psych shooting

Two dead, seven injured in Western Psych shooting

By Sadie Gurman, Liz Navratil, Moriah Balingit, Jon Schmitz, Amy McConnell Schaarsmith and Dan Majors, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two people are dead, including a person who began shooting inside Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC shortly before 2 p.m., according to Paul Wood, a spokesman for UPMC, who was briefed by police at the scene.

At least seven additional people have been shot at Western Psychiatric. All the injured victims were taken to UPMC Presbyterian (which is kitty-corner across the street) he said. The identities of the shooter and of the other person killed are not available.

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Agenda For Potter County Commissioners Meeting on March 8, 2012

Vehicle Fire With Exposures On Lower Portage Road

Vehicle Fire With Exposures
At 4:24 pm on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 279 Lower Portage Road for a vehicle fire with exposures.

Roulette Fire Dept. Dispatched to this fire


Pizza & Salad Sale At Sweden Valley Manor To Benefit Maranda Coyle

Computer Repairs 24/7 In McKean, Potter, Cattaraugus & Allegany Counties

"Providing service to McKean and Potter Counties in Pennsylvania
and Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties in New York."

Pittsburgh Shootings--Breaking News

Multiple victims in Western Psych shooting

Police are responding to Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, where multiple people have been shot.

A University of Pittsburgh police officer was grazed in the leg, officials said.

At least five people have been shot, officials said. There are reports that there may be more than one shooter. Police were called shortly before 2 p.m.

Police officers are searching the Oakland building for the shooter and other victims.

A message sent to Pitt employees at 2:08 p.m. said that several people have been injured and that "lock-down recommended until further notice."

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2 Vehicle MVA In Lewis Run

2 Vehicle MVA In Lewis Run
At 1:19 pm on Thursday, Lewis Run Fire Dept. & Bradford EMS have been dispatched to a two vehicle MVA on Rt. 219 on South Avenue in Lewis Run. Occupants are reported self-extricated. No word on injuries.

Fire/EMS On Scene Of MVA On Rt. 219

Address: 7498 ROUTE 219
Cross Streets: ROUTE 153 * TOBY RD

3/8/2012 12:22 PM

Vehicle Slides Down Steep Hill On Icy Grom Hill Road

A Hermitage, PA man who wasn't aware that a section of Grom Hill Road is not maintained in the wintertime, took a scary ride down hill on the ice until his 2006 Honda Odyssey struck a tree and stopped.

Trooper Chad E. Savannah said Richard Wayne Mondak, 56, of 3450 Mt. Hickory Blvd., Hermitage, PA, was traveling north on Grom Hill Road when he encountered extremely icy road conditions. Mondak was nearly stopped when he lost control just prior to an extremely steep descent. The vehicle continued to slide down the roadway and exited the east portion of the roadway, striking a tree with it's passenger side.

Mondak was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured. He was not cited. Vehicle His Honda sustained disabling damage to it's passenger side and was towed by Kightlinger Motors.

Gate Damaged On Harrison Valley Property

Unknown actor(s) damaged a metal gate between last Friday and Monday on property owned by Brian D., Farleigh of Milnesville, PA, and located at 1075 Hurlburt Hill Road in Harrison Valley.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Trooper Uhl is the investigator.

Vehicle Drove Thru Lawn At Gun Cub

A criminal mischief at the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club on Sizer Run Road in Portage Township, Cameron County is being probed by State Police.

Unknown actor(s) drove through the lawn at the location last aFriday and then fled the area. Trooper Dennis Miller is the investigator.

Prism Concert Next Week At Coudersport High School

A Prism Concert presented by the Coudersport Music Department

The Coudersport Music Department will be presenting a Prism Concert on Thursday, March 15 at 7pm in the Coudersport High School auditorium.

The Prism Concert will feature the finest student musicians in grades 7-12 in a 360 degree concert experience. Along with the junior and senior high school concert bands, the jazz band, steel drum band, vocal soloists, and small ensembles are scheduled to perform

Concluding the performance, the junior and senior high school concert bands will premiere Serendipity, a brand new piece of music by the director, Dustin Giffin.

We are looking forward to having everyone come and enjoy an evening of music.

Bradford Man Arrested On Gun Charges

Bfd Man Jailed on Gun charges

A Bradford man, who is a convicted felon, was arrested Tuesday on gun charges.

Foster Township Police charged 53 year-old Edward Panighetti on 48 counts of possession of prohibited firearms and two counts of receiving stolen property. Panighetti allegedly possessed 44 long guns and four handguns in his residence.

Police say two of the guns were stolen. Panighetti is jailed on $250,000 dollars.

Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Weekend

Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Weekend

Harrisburg – State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today urged residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks forward this weekend.

“It’s a message that’s repeated twice a year, and that’s because it’s important for people to realize that this simple step takes just a few minutes and it saves lives,” Mann said.

Working smoke alarms cut in half the risk of dying in a home fire. Worn or missing batteries are the most common cause of a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector malfunction. Changing the batteries at least once a year is one of the simplest, most effective ways to prevent tragic deaths and injuries.

Carbon monoxide is created when combustible materials burn incompletely. Often called “the silent killer,” it is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can incapacitate victims before they’re aware they’ve been exposed. Sources include wood-burning fireplaces and stoves, gas-fired appliances, grills, and motor vehicles. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often mistaken for the flu and include nausea, headaches, dizziness, disorientation and fatigue.

Before installing a detector or an alarm, Mann suggested writing the purchase date inside the unit. Whether a unit is battery-powered or hardwired, it should be replaced every 8-10 years.

Mann said this weekend also serves as an ideal time for families to review their home evacuation plans; planning two ways to escape from each room and practicing escape routes with the entire family.

Information about how to prevent fires and prepare for emergencies is available online at For more information on the fire service in Pennsylvania, visit, or call 1-800-670-3473.

Male Accused Of Exposing Himself To Girlfriend's Juvenile Daughter

Investigation is continuing in an indecent exposure incident on West Greenwood Street in the Boro of Emporium that occurred at 4:40 am on Sunday.

Trooper Michael G. Meko, the investigator in the case, said a known male actor woke up his girlfriends daughter while she was sleeping on the couch. As the known juvenile female awakened, she realized that the male had his genitals exposed while he was attempting to wake her.

Coldwater Heritage Partnership Announces 2012 Grant Awards

Coldwater Heritage Partnership Announces 2012 Grant Awards

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership recently announced that over $58,000 in grants have been awarded to local organizations to protect and conserve Pennsylvania’s coldwater streams. The Coldwater Heritage Partnership is a cooperative initiative amongst Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds.

"This type of grassroots conservation work is vital for the future of the state's coldwater streams and wild trout fisheries,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “Coldwater conservation plans help to build local awareness and support for the long-term stewardship of coldwater streams and their surrounding watersheds.”

This year the Coldwater Heritage Partnership awarded both planning and implementation grants. Organizations funded by a planning grant will be responsible for creating a Coldwater Conservation plan that:

  • Gathers existing data about the coldwater ecosystem;
  • Identifies potential impacts, threats, problems and opportunities to our coldwater streams;
  • Formulates a plan of action for proposed conservation and protection strategies; and,
  • Builds community awareness and support for the conservation of our coldwater streams.

Organizations that received an implementation grant will complete projects identified in previously completed coldwater conservation plans. Potential projects must enhance, conserve, or protect coldwater streams for which the original coldwater conservation plan recommended.

“Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited is excited to award grants to worthy organizations for the conservation and protection of their local streams,” stated Ken Undercoffer, President of the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited.

Grants have been given to the following organizations