DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pickup Truck Into Bridge Abutment

Address: DENTS RUN RD and ROUTE 555
5/27/2012   11:28:31 AM

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Route 44

At 11:40 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Ceres Township for a medical emergency.

Woman Left 6 Year Old Home While She Went To Bar

Investigation is continuing of an incident of Endangering The Welfare Of Children where a known suspect left her 6 year old child home alone while she went to a local bar.

Trooper Farabaugh said the incident took place in Emporium Boro at 2:20 AM on May 11, 2012.

Troopers Investigating Unwanted Harassing Communications

Troopers are investigating a Harassment at 13 Sartwell Road in Liberty Township between January 8 and May 12, 2012..

Trooper Andrew Brothers said the incident occurred when James Baker, 26, of Eldred, PA, is accused of making unwanted communication to Crystal and Jason Stone of Port Allegany, PA.

Unwanted Phone Call Under Investigation By Police

An unknown male who subjected a 15 year old female to unwanted contact via telephone in West Branch Township on May 19 at 3:20 pm, is under investigation by State Police at Coudersport.

Trooper Derek Weaver is the investigator.

Criminal Mischief In Genesee

Vandals smashed in the window of a door of the old barber shop  at 405 Main Street in Genesee between May 15 and May 23.

The victim of the criminal mischief is the Genesee Fire Department. Anyone with any information on this Criminal Mischief is asked to contact Trooper Timothy W. Mix at PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Burglars Stole Church's Gasoline

Unknown Actor(s) stole two red plastic gas cans full of gasoline from a garage building at at 144 Main Street in Roulette between May 12 and May 16.. The owner of the stolen items is the First Baptist Church of Roulette at 141 Main Street in Roulette.

Trooper Derek Weaver, who investigated, asked anyone who has any information on this Burglary to please contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Bradford Teen Jailed For DUI/Act 64 Drugs

A Bradford teenager was remanded to the McKean County Jail after he was determined to be driving under the influence of drugs.

Maxwell Asinger, 19, of Bradford, PA, was stopped by State Police on Interstate Parkway near Stone Avenue in the city of Bradford on Saturday morning at 1:56 am for a summary equipment violation.

Trooper Matthew J. Petrof said further investigation resulted in the determination that Asinger was under the influence of drugs. A large amount of marijuana and mushrooms (suspected Pyilocybin), along with drug paraphernalia were recovered from Asinger's vehicle. He was arrraigned before on-call District Judge Engman and remanded to the McKean  County Jail in lieu of $50,000. straight cash bail.

Charges are filed in District Court 48-1-01.

Windshields Smashed At Burtville Car Dealer

$500.00 worth of damage was done to two windshields at Bidwell Auto, 2900 US Rt. 6, Port Allegany, PA in the period between 5:00 pm on Thursday and 8:00 am on Friday.

Trooper Derek Weaver said unknown actor(s) smashed the windshields out of two vehicles at the Burtville location. Anyone with any information on this Criminal Mischief is asked to please contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

ATV Crash In Hebron Township

 ATV Crash In Hebron Township
At 10:00 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to an ATV accident in the area of Bryant Hollow Road and Dry Run Road in Hebron Township. Caller reports victim is unresponsive.
report helicopter landed 

Public Real Estate Auction Friday, June 8th

Yard Sale At Former Hebron Grange Sunday & Monday

The Menz Club, LLC . Issues a voluntary nationwide recall of V-Maxx Rx due to undeclared sulfoaildenafil

05/26/2012 05:58 PM EDT
An FDA lab analysis of V Maxx Rx Lot # 101109 distributed by The Menz Club, LLC was found to contain undeclared sulfoaidenafil. Sulfoaidenafil is an analog of sildenafil, an FDA approved prescription drug used to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making V Maxx Rx, an unapproved new drug.

Duffy, Inc. Wins Federal Contract

 Duffy, Inc. Wins Federal Contract
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Duffy Inc., Smethport, Pa., won a $219,462. federal contract from the US Forest Service, Warren, Pa., for the reconstruction of Forest Road 160 on the Allegheny National Forest.

$1 Million Federal Contract Awarded to Aiello Brothers Oil & Gas

$1 Million Federal Contract Awarded to Aiello Brothers Oil & Gas
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Aiello Brothers Oil & Gas Inc., Bradford, Pa., won a federal contract valued at up to $1 million from the U.S. Forest Service, Warren, Pa., for road grading services on the Allegheny National Forest.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to South Union Street

At 7:08 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10-A has been dispatched to Howard Funeral Home for a fall victim.

Vehicle Crashed Into Garage In Town Of Olean

 Vehicle Crashed Into A Garage
At 7:01 pm on Saturday, Olean 10 has been dispatched to assist Hinsdale with a motor vehicle crash. Reporting 2 victims of a vehicle into a building crash near 2617 Rt. 16, just north of Olean city line.

One Vehicle Crash On East Main In Galeton

Galeton Fire Dept. has responded to a motor vehicle accident on East Main Street. An ambulance from Clymer has been dispatched at 5:44 PM. One person is reported to be injured in this crash.

Hocean Inc. Recalls Nitre Power 4oz Plastic Bags Because of Possible Health Risks

05/25/2012 07:22 PM EDT
HOCEAN, INC. of Commerce City, CA is recalling all Nitre Powder 4oz plastic bags with UPC 0 45027 97918 2, because it has the potential to be contaminated with higher levels of sodium nitrite. Consumption of hazardous amounts of sodium nitrites can lead to life-threatening illness and/or death.


We are very happy to again have a Austin Memorial Day Parade and Program on May 28th (Monday), 2012.

The Parade will start lining up before 10:15 am at the Austin Area School, leave the school by 10:30 am, and arrive downtown before 11 am. The Parade will end in front of the Austin Memorial by Austin Firehall.

The Memorial Day Program will start at 11am.

We are happy to announce that Judge Leete will be our guest speaker.

The luncheon is to follow the Memorial Day Program in the Austin Firehall sponsored by the local organizations and individuals.

Sandra C. Hand, 54, of Slack Hollow Rd., Eldred, PA

Sandra C. Hand Beloved wife, 
mother and grandmother

Eldred- Sandra C. Hand, 54, of Slack Hollow Rd., passed away Thursday (May 24th, 2012) in her residence following a long illness.

Born November 27th, 1957 she was a daughter of Harvey and Jean McClintic Gummo. She was a graduate of Port Allegany High School.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Earl “Budd” Hand; sons Christopher and Timothy; stepsons Matthew and Zachery; stepdaughter Alicia (Nick) Treat; two grandchildren, Isaac and Gillian Treat; sisters, Mary Rhinehart, Ada (Paul) Springman, Leanna (Rick) Stephenson, Harvetta (Phillip) Green, Dolly (George) Tadder; brothers, Bill Gummo and Jamie (Mary Kay) Gummo; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a stepson, Budd Hand.

Sandy was a long time employee of Ethan Allen. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and was an avid and successful gardener.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Sandy’s life on June 2nd at 2 p.m. at 502 Slack Hollow Rd., Eldred.

Online condolences may be made at

Roulette Ambulance To Kim Hill Road

At 11:40 am on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Kim Hill Road for a medical emergency.

Memorial Day Service & Parade Monday In Ulysses

Memorial Day Service & Parade Monday In Ulysses
Ulysses has announced that Memorial Day services and a parade will be held on Monday, May 28th.

Lineup for the parade will be at 10:00 AM at the Medical Center. The parade will step off at 10:30 AM and march to the cemetery.

The program will start at 11:00 AM with guest speaker Dustin Zimmerman.

After the program, a Memorial Day dinner will be held at the Ulysses Free Methodist Church from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.


Katherine A. Hayes,  NY State Police Photo


The New York State Police in Olean arrested Katherine A. Hayes, age 25, of Allegany, NY for Robbery in the 1st Degree following the investigation of a bank robbery that occurred at the Community Bank located at 3140 W. State St. in the town of Allegany, NY at approximately 11:15 a.m. on 05/25/12. 

Hayes was arraigned in the town of Allegany court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Kersey Girl Missing

Kersey Girl Missing

Police are looking for a 17-year-old Kersey girl who hasn’t been seen since Friday afternoon.

They say Christina Bennett was last seen walking from her home in Kersey at 1:30 Friday. She was headed toward the Kersey park.

Christina has returned safely home.



Mental Health Therapist Opening In Potter County

Friday, May 25, 2012

Police Reminder Of ATV Use/Safety

Reminder that all Twp. roads are open to ATV's with the exception of Billy Lewis Rd.(Denton Hill) and the state trails open today at noon, have a safe Memorial Day weekend-obey the rules and regulations.

New York State Police Investigating Bank Robbery In Allegany

New York State Police Investigating Bank Robbery In Allegany
Request Public Help To Identify Suspect

The New York State Police in Olean is investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Community Bank located at 3140 W. State St. in the town of Allegany, NY at approximately 11:15 a.m.

The suspect is described as a heavy set white female, approximately 5’08” tall, shoulder length, brownish-red hair. During the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a light blue, navy blue and white striped shirt and jean shorts. The perpetrator also had a multi-colored bandana, sunglasses and flip-flops or sandals. 

Information was developed that the subject soon changed into a black, short sleeved shirt at a nearby store. The female entered the bank, displayed a note stating that she had a weapon and demanded money. No weapon was displayed and she left the bank on foot in a northbound direction. 

The female may be associated with another female and a charcoal, gray late 1990’s Chevrolet, two door Blazer or GMC Jimmy. The vehicle has a roof rack, spare tire on the back and a possible bug shield. The associated person is a white female with longer dark hair, wearing blue jeans, a bluish long sleeve shirt with tan sleeves.

New York State Police requests anyone who witnessed or has information regarding the incident to contact SP Amity at 585-268-9030.

ATV Accident In Eldred Township

 ATV Accident In Eldred Township
At 9:19 pm on Friday, Eldred area EMS has been dispatched to an ATV accident with one patient. To meet a silver pickup at North Branch Road & Indian Creek Road to be taken to the scene. ATV flipped over. 36 year old male reporting back injuries.

Phyllis J. Sprague, 82, of 585 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA

Phyllis J. Sprague
Phyllis J. Sprague, 82, of 585 West Washington Street, Bradford, passed away Thursday, May 24th, at her residence.

Born November 1, 1929 in Bradford she was the daughter of the late James S. and Rhea P. (Franklin) Lawrence.

She was a 1947 graduate of Bradford High School.

On September 4, 1948 in Niagara Falls, NY she married James E. Sprague, who died on June 20, 2010.

Mrs. Sprague was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a well known organist, playing at most of the area churches for Sunday sevices and weddings. She was a member of the TOPS Club of Bradford.

Surviving are three daughters; Danita (David) Hersh, of Quarryville, Laurie (Mark) Marcello, of Palm Harbor, FL; and Diana (Ernest) Rankin, of Mt. Jewett., four grandchildren, one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Dennis Sprague.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main Street, and again on Wednesday, May 30th, from 10:00 to 11:00am in the First Presbyterian Church where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to the McKean County SPCA P.O. Box 113, Bradford PA 16701 or the charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

L.A. Link (Huntington Beach) Corporation Recalls Shiitake-Ya Brand Gourmet Shiitake Slices Because Of Possible Health Risk

05/25/2012 02:03 PM EDT
L.A. LINK (HUNTINGTON BEACH) CORPORATION of Cerritos, California is recalling Shiitake-Ya brand Gourmet Shiitake Slices with a “SELL BY date” of 04/16/2013 because the mushrooms may be contaminated with the chemicals carbendazim, fluoranthene, and pyrene. Residues of these chemicals are not approved on dried mushrooms.

PennDOT Re-installs Posting Signs on Two Routes in Clearfield County

News for Immediate Release
PennDOT Re-installs Posting Signs on Two Routes in Clearfield County

Clearfield – On Tuesday, May 29, PennDOT will uncover new weight limit posting signs on two different routes in Clearfield County. The weight limit posting on each route is for 10-tons.

Signs have been re-installed on a 3 ½-mile section of State Route 1016
(Keywadin Road) from Route 1011 (Rolling Stone Road) to Route 879 (Market Street) in the village of Karthaus.

Signs have also been re-installed on a small section of Route 1022 (Rolling Stone Road) at the “Y” intersection with Route 1016 (Keywadin Road).

Both roadways have been posted for some time and signs for both postings had previously been in place but were stolen. PennDOT is partnering with Pennsylvania State Police to patrol these roads in an effort to enforce the postings and curb sign theft.

PennDOT reminds motorists that it is unlawful to remove these posting signs. Individuals caught removing these signs will be prosecuted. Area residents are encouraged to contact Pennsylvania State Police if they see suspicious behavior.

I-80 work zone lane restrictions in Columbia County next week

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

Work progresses on the $50 million project to provide a series of new or rehabilitated bridges on Interstate 80 near Mifflinville in Columbia County.

The I-80 lane closures for the week of May 29 are as follows:

On Tuesday, May 29, the contractor will be setting concrete barrier on the westbound section of I-80 between mile 241 and mile 242 (Mifflinville) for a 10-day left-lane closure to perform road widening work.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the contractor will have a daylight signing pattern on the eastbound section of I-80 between mile 242 (Mifflinville) and mile 243 to close the right lane to perform road widening work between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Motorists are reminded to pay full attention to their driving. Stay alert to the possibility of slow-moving or stopped traffic ahead of the work zone.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Old Ceres Road

At 6:44 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Old Ceres Road for a person with an allergic reaction

New Bucktail Novel By William P. Robertson Released By Infinity Publishing

Hi James,
Thought you might like to know that Infinity Publishing just released my new Bucktail novel, THE BUCKTAIL BROTHERS: BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD

It is the second and final book of the Bucktail Brothers historical fiction series that tracks the adventures of Henry and Willie Cole, two farm boys from Wellsboro, PA who join company A of the 149th Bucktail Regiment. 

The commander of the regiment was Lieutenant Colonel Walton Dwight, a lumber boss and school teacher from Coudersport.  In this book, the "New Bucktails" fight the bloody battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg before doing a tour of duty at the infamous Elmira Prison Camp. 

For more information, visit my website at

I will be at the From My Shelf Bookstore in Wellsboro this Saturday, May 26, from noon to three to do a book signing. 

I've attached a photo of the front cover of BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD for you.

Best wishes,
William P. Robertson

BBQ Rib Dinner At The First Church Of God

Barbecue Rib Dinner  

A country Style Barbecue Rib Dinner will be held at the First Church of God in Eldred on Saturday, June 2nd to benefit Maryetta's Mission, a scholarship fund in memory of Maryetta Jackson from Eldred. 

Maryetta's Mission has donated over $7,000 since May of 2012 to students who are studying for the ministry. Ministry studies are not limited to pastoral but include any occupation considered ministering of the Christian faith, and also isn't limited to any denomination or church affiliation, but is limited to the geographic area of Western Pennsylvania and New York, plus Franklin County in Pennsylvania. 

In addition to the dinner from 4-7 PM, or until sold out on June 2nd, a raffle will be held with the winner receiving an airplane ride sponsored by Twin Tier Aviation located at the Bradford Regional Airport.

The Eulalia Cemetery Needs Help

Cemetery Needs Help

Groundskeepers Paul Keller and Jim Colwell were double-teaming with their whackers last weekend to spruce up the Eulalia Cemetery for the usual Memorial Day traffic.
A handful of dedicated people are struggling to preserve a cemetery that’s appreciated by many, but supported by relatively few.

The recession is being felt by the Eulalia Cemetery and, with Memorial Day nearing, the directors have put out a call for help. They face a struggle to keep bills paid and still maintain the cemetery – something has to give.

Over the years, through the generosity of those who left bequests in their wills and those who gave memorials or other donations, the board was able to make investments that yielded income to supplement the cemetery’s maintenance costs.

Interest rates fell, donations tailed off, and the board had no alternative but to tap a portion of the reserve, which further reduced the interest income.

Drastic measures have been taken, including board members reaching into their own pockets to help pay for the cemetery’s needs.

Anyone interested in the future of the cemetery is encouraged to attend the next directors’ meeting, which will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 13, at the cemetery chapel. Current board members are Steve Erway, president; Andy Dubots, vice president; Donna Lehman, secretary/treasurer; Ilene Altenhein, Dale Anderson, Jim Berger, Gary Gunzburger, Barbara Heimel and Paul Keller.

Donations, including those in honor of or in memory of family and friends, may be sent to: Eulalia Cemetery, c/o Donna Lehman, P.O. Box 226, Coudersport PA 16915.

This is not the first time cemetery directors have raised the red flag in asking for help. In 1963, the treasury dwindled to 65 cents and the board faced debts of more than $1,000.
Community organizations and newspapers promoted the “Save Our Cemetery” campaign and the public responded.

For more information on the Eulalia Cemetery, call Donna Lehman at 814-274-9496.

Man Facing Assault and Other Charges

Bfd Man Facing Assault and Other Charges

A Bradford man has been charged with possession of drugs and assault after an incident Tuesday in Bradford. Court records accuse 20 year-old Brandon Nelson of choking a 17 year-old girl and slamming her head into a wall at Orchard Apartments. 

Nelson is facing numerous charges, including assault, harassment and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He is jailed on $10,000 bail.

Roulette Man Convicted on Three Charges

Roulette Man Convicted on Three Charges

A Roulette man was found guilty Thursday in McKean County Court on three different charges stemming from a bar fight in February of 2011. 

24 year-old Jason Cornelius was convicted of assault, disorderly conduct and harassment for an incident involving another man during a fight at Moe's Bar and Grill in Port Allegany. The man was taken to UPMC Hamot in Erie for treatment of severe facial injuries and broken bones. 

Cornelius will be sentenced at a later date.

Potter County DES Warns Residents Of Heat Wave

First Dangerous Heat Wave of the Season Expected to Arrive this Weekend

Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Aging Offer Important Heat Safety Tips

Harrisburg – With hot temperatures and high humidity expected to make an early appearance in some parts of Pennsylvania this Memorial Day weekend, the Departments of Health and Aging are urging everyone to take simple steps to prevent serious heat-related illness or even death.

“With so many outdoor activities planned this holiday weekend, people need to be aware of the serious health threat posed by temperatures that may feel as high as 100 degrees or more in some areas,” said Department of Health Secretary Dr. Eli Avila. “Heat-related illnesses and deaths are preventable, yet each year Pennsylvanians get sick or die from underestimating just how dangerous hot weather can be.”

Healthy people of any age can experience heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to handle the high temperatures. Those at greatest risk are people over 65, infants and young children, and those with heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems or other chronic conditions.

“As a person gets older, their body may not be able to handle extreme temperatures as well. Certain types of medications can also affect how your body responds to heat,” said Secretary of Aging Brian Duke. “Simple actions such as wearing sunscreen, rescheduling events to cooler times of the day, and wearing a hat to keep the sunlight off of your head can go a long way in keeping people healthy.”

Individuals should do the following to avoid heat-related illness:

· Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible. Air conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death;

· Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink liquids. Avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar as they can cause dehydration (loss of body fluids);

· If you must be outside in the heat, limit activity to morning and evening hours, and try to rest often in shady areas;

· Dress in light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Also use a sunscreen of SPF15 or higher;

· Check on those who may be more at risk from high temperatures like infants, children or older individuals; and

· Never leave your children or pets in vehicles.

The two most common types of heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which is more serious. Someone suffering from heat stroke may experience a body temperature above 103° F; red, hot, and dry skin; rapid, strong pulse; throbbing headache; dizziness; nausea; confusion; and unconsciousness. If someone is experiencing heat stroke, call for emergency medical assistance and attempt to cool the person off in a shady place while waiting for help to arrive. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.

Heat exhaustion can occur after sun exposure or not drinking enough fluids after spending time outside. Symptoms of heat exhaustion are heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, and fainting. To treat heat exhaustion, rest, drink plenty of water and cool off the body. If not treated, heat exhaustion could result in heat stroke.

Many of Pennsylvania’s 52 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) are ready to assist older adults during dangerously hot weather. To find out more about AAA assistance visit:

iPod Lost At Coudersport School Today

My niece's iPod was lost  
at school today- this girl has been through a lot in the past 9 months and this is one of the few things that she has left. It's screen is broken. It's in a protective case-an Otterbox Defender (a white plastic shell -not black as in the picture- with a red silicone sleeve). 
I'm really hoping somebody finds this and turns it in to the school or Coudersport Police. If you find it, could you please call Theresa at 814-260-9389

Creation Health Seminar #3 June 9 at The Spot

Shinglehouse Bridge Work Has Resumed

Work to Replace Oswayo Creek Bridge in Shinglehouse has Resumed

Potter County – Work to replace a structurally deficient bridge on Route 44 in Shinglehouse resumed recently. Once the new bridge is complete, PennDOT will be able to remove one more structurally deficient bridge from the Potter County list.

The bridge spans Oswayo Creek on Route 44 in the borough of Shinglehouse. 

PennDOT expects that the current bridge will be taken out of service by Thursday of next week.

Traffic will then use a temporary bridge while the old one is demolished and the new one constructed. The new bridge will be open to traffic in the spring of 2013 – earlier if circumstances allow.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Dolomite Products Group of Rochester, New York is the contractor on this $3.4 million project. Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, use caution in work zones and always buckle up.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at

Mental Health Therapist Opening In Potter County

Lost Dog On Bordell Road Near Smethport

  I have some friends who have lost one of their dogs on Bordell Road outside of Smethport.  He is a light colored beagle by the name of Sam.  They have an electric fence and he somehow escaped.  He should still be wearing his collar with the monitor on it.  If anyone sees him please contact the owner, Vera, at 814-558-9481 or 814-465-3221.
Thank you.

Aldine L. Zampogna, 85, of 49 York St. in Bradford, PA

Aldine L. Zampogna, 85, of 49 York St. in Bradford, died Wednesday, May 23, at her home.

Born in Foxburg, PA, on April 30, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Florence Irwin.

On May 2, 1953 in Kane, she married Joseph F. Zampogna, who died on June 14, 2007.

She moved to Bradford in 1960 and was a Cub Scout den mother. She was a devoted mother and wife and loving grandmother.

A child of the Depression, she was very frugal. She loved to cut coupons, grocery shop, and bake and cook for her family. Banana bread was her specialty. She was a stay at home mom and proud of it. She always put her family first and worried constantly about those she loved.

Her devilish sense of humor made her root for any team that played the Buffalo Bills, tormenting her husband and son. She adored her cat, Gus.

Surviving are three sons, Frank C. (Kim) Zampogna of Palm Bay, FL; Larry J. (Suzi) Zampogna of Bethel Park; and Mark J. Zampogna of Bradford; a sister, Donna Perkins of Punxsutawney; and six grandchildren, Becky, Joseph, Anthony, Matthew, Brianna and Joshua. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert M. (Bonnie) Zampogna.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McKean County VNA and Hospice.

Northern Potter Track Members To Compete At States

Nine members of the Northern Potter Girls & Boys Track teams were sent off Thursday  

from the school with a small parade around both the High School and Children's School before heading out for Shipensburg where they will compete at States. 

Members from the Ulysses, Genesee & Harrison Valley Fire & Ambulance Companies, followed by team members: Aaron Olney, Mathew Morgan, A.J. Schweigart, Ethan Kibbe, Clarrisa Knauer, Morgan Soule, Rebecca Warriner and alternates Jason Perry & Caleob Byron and their Coaches, Wayne Irish, Cory Drabert & Brian McCorkle, Chaperone Sheila Olney & Dale Erway joined the parade also. 

Teachers students and other staff members were lined up outside the schools to wave, wish good luck and hold signs for the team. The team members received many high fives, good luck wishes and signs to take with them.

Click any photo to enlarge

Photos & Information by Robin Freeman

PSUAC Awards Banquet

Derek Burdick receives John Egli Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award

Left to right. Ken Nellis Athletic Director, Head Coach Dave Bennett, Derek Burdick and Ken Swaigin

Derek Burdick a graduate in May from Penn State DuBois has received the John Egli outstanding scholar athlete award from the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) at a luncheon in State College. 

The PSUAC selected one male and one female recipient from over 1,300 student/athletes across the commonwealth campuses. Derek earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Management while being a member of the basketball team at PSU DuBois for four years. Derek was diagnosed with a severe illness during his senior season which kept him out of several games and limited his play in others while doctors regulated his medication. Though Derek was forced to limit his practice time, his passion for the game and desire to see his teammates succeed never waved. He put the team before himself and mentored the freshman guards who were playing in his place. 

With Derek back to full strength at the end of the season, he was a critical element in the team winning the PSUAC Championship. Derek received the Coaches Award for the second year at the PSU DuBois All Sports banquet for his leadership and character on and off the court.

Derek has been recognized by the USCAA as Academic All-American three times during his career, as well as team captain for two seasons. Derek's leadership on and off the court were invaluable to Coach Bennett and his staff.

Derek is the son of Michelle and Paul Burdick of Coudersport who were on hand at the luncheon to see Derek receive his award. The female selection for the John Egli award was Bobbie Caprice from Penn State Brandywine.

Also, honored at the luncheon was Penn State DuBois head men's basketball coach Dave Bennett. Coach Bennett was selected as "Coach of the Year" for men's basketball; Dave "thanked his assistant coaches and his players for a year of hard work and achievement – he shares the award with all his players and staff".

Police Searching For Robbery Suspect In Area Of Olean Walmart

Reporter On Scene--Police Are Everywhere
NY State Police surveying shoppers at Walmart after Community Bank Robbery

A Police Helicopter hovers above Walmart in Allegany, NY looking for suspect.

City of Olean Police were on the scene almost immediately.

Police are stopping shoppers as the leave area and showing photo of suspect.
Search In Progress For Robbery Suspect
At 11:16 am Local and State Police have converged on the Walmart area of Olean/Allegany searching for a robbery suspect who robbed the Community Bank in front of Walmart and fled with the proceeds of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white female, 20's, heavy set, reddish blond hair, wearing a white top, denim shorts, sunglasses and carrying a pink purse. 

The woman reportedly gave a teller a note demanding money. It is unknown if the woman possessed a weapon or not.

At noontime, police were investigating a report that the woman had been seen on the river trail near St. Bonaventure University.

A school in the Walmart Area of Olean is reported on partial lock down pending the subject's capture or determination if there was a weapon involved in the robbery.

Police are currently looking at video surveillance footage showing the suspect. 

The video shows the woman was wearing a black shirt and blue jean shorts.

At 2:15 pm--Police were still stopping all traffic leaving the Walmart area showing a photo of the suspect and asking if they knew who she was. Police declined to let our reporter on scene photograph the picture to post it online.

Anyone with information should call 911.



 Whooping Cough Cases Detected In Potter County

Coudersport, Pa.—Charles Cole Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is highlighting the importance of vaccination and awareness of the signs and symptoms of pertussis (whooping cough) due to several identified cases in Potter County.

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease that affects the lungs and airways of individuals of all ages however infants and young children have the highest risk of severe complications. It is caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis which is found in the nose, mouth, and throat of an infected person. Pertussis spreads via airborne droplets from the nose and mouth of infected persons that are most contagious early in the course of illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site at provides pertussis information and guidelines for the proper methods to cover a cough using the arm; hand hygiene steps; mask instructions; and the importance of no contact with others until completion of treatment or approval is granted by a health care provider.

Symptoms usually start five to ten days after exposure to another person with the disease, but may take as long as 20 days to develop. They include sneezing, runny nose, low-grade fever, and mild coughing that progresses to severe coughing. Some persons have episodes of rapid coughing followed by a high-pitched whoop as they take a deep breath. However, not everyone with pertussis has a whooping cough, especially very young infants.

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive Cynthia Hardesty said, “It’s important that you immediately contact your health care provider as soon as you have pertussis symptoms or exposure to an infected person.”

“Diagnosis is based on the recovery of the bacteria from nasopharyngeal (nose and throat swab) specimens obtained early in the course of the disease,” added Mrs. Hardesty.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Pertussis Fact Sheet, antibiotics may be useful early in the disease to reduce the spread to other persons. However, once severe symptoms begin, antibiotics may not have any effect.

The single best control measure is adequate vaccination. The pertussis vaccine is usually given to children with other vaccines such as diphtheria and tetanus (DTaP vaccine). Children should be routinely immunized at ages 2, 4, 6, and 15-18 months, at 4-6 years, and 11-12 years. Other high risk groups such as pregnant women or those with close contact with infants should consult their health care provider for recommended vaccine.

“Charles Cole Memorial Hospital offers Tdap to their health care personnel to protect the employee, patients and visitors,” said Kris Zitnik, director Quality Management and Infection Control. “Additional education and infection control measures are also in place to prevent exposure and/or transmission.”

Revisions have been made to the Hospital’s Visitation Policy until further notice. Visitors are currently not permitted in the Maternity Unit or Nursery, except immediate family members with no symptoms.

A pertussis vaccination clinic will be held on May 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by the north central Pennsylvania Department of Health office. Call 814-274-3626 for an appointment. The cost is $5 cash or money order. Immunizations may also be received by contacting your primary care physician or locating a Charles Cole Memorial health care provider at 814-274-9300. For more information about whooping cough, visit, or

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau Sending Notices On Overdue Real Estate Taxes

TCB Sending Notices On Overdue Real Estate Taxes

Potter County Today
propertytaxPotter County Tax Claim Bureau has been mailing return and claim notices to property owners who have failed to pay their 2011 real estate taxes. Taxpayers are encouraged to accept receipt of these notices, which are being sent by certified mail. Any that are returned to the Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) unsigned not only result in the TCB staff having to physically post the affected property, under state law they also result in additional costs and fees for the property owner.

On a separate note, the TCB is preparing for the annual “upset sale,” which is an auction to sell those properties on which taxes for 2010 or earlier have not been paid. Some important dates are in place for affected property owners who still owe on taxes from 2010 or earlier:
  • June 29, last day to pay before sale costs are added;
  • July 13, last day to pay to avoid having name, property description and amount owed publicly advertised;
  • Aug. 1, public advertisement as described above;
  • Sept. 7, last day to pay before affected property is prepared for sale by public auction;
  • Sept. 10, upset sale by TCB, 10 am, Gunzburger Building auditorium.
TCB has implemented a series of changes to make things easier for those who have fallen behind on their taxes, including a monthly installment option (owner-occupied properties only) and a credit card payment system. Those payments are accepted online only, through the county’s website at Click on Departments/Tax Claim.  The credit card payment option can only be used for overdue taxes (2011 and earlier). Tax Claim Bureau office is located in Suite 111 of the Gunzburger Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport PA 16915; telephone (814) 274-0488, Option 1.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 11:18 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Bradford Pot Grower Sentenced

Bradford Pot Grower Sentenced

The man who grew his own pot because it’s cheaper than buying it on the street has been sentenced to 45 days to a year in jail.

Police found the marijuana-growing operation of 38-year-old Richard Wixson while looking into a report of an underage drinking party at his home in November.

Charges related to the drinking party were dropped as part of his agreement to plead guilty to the drug charges.

One Kayaker Found

One Kayaker Found

A source tells us the body of the 22-year-old Jamestown man whose kayak capsized Sunday has been found.

Jonathon Miller was with a friend on the Allegheny Reservoir when the boat flipped over.

We'll provide more details as soon as they are available.

Crews are still searching for the body of 32-year-old Jacob Maynard of Jamestown whose kayak capsized Saturday near Starbrick.

The news leader of the Twin Tiers ...
since 1947

Meet The Author--Mr. Shane Seely, author and Potter County native

Meet The Author
Ulysses Library will host Mr. Shane Seely, author and Potter County native, on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM. 

He will present selected readings, answer questions, and engage in group discussion. 

Shane is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department and an Assistant Director of the expository writing program at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He is the son of Claude and Nancy Seely of Ulysses. His first book of poems, The Snowbound House, won the 2008 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published by Anhinga Press in November 2009. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Thank You From The Ulysses American Legion

The Ulysses American Legion Auxiliary Unit 963 would like to thank all the businesses and individuals that donated to our Chinese Auction and to all those who participated. The money we made from the auction is used for our scholarship for a high school senior. Without your help and support this would not be possible. THANK YOU AGAIN.

Classes Offered At PCEC Techsploration


The purpose of this summer program is to introduce regional youth (grades 5-9) to the many technical job opportunities we have in the region, to educate their parents about these opportunities and local education providers addressing these needs, and to start developing leadership, interpersonal and soft skills in our youth. 

This will be a hands-on learning opportunity for regional youth to visit the Career and Technical Center (CTC), explore the technical career opportunities that exist in the region, and to participate in activities utilizing the equipment and resources available at the CTC. During this 2-day session, students will participate in a leadership skills/interpersonal skills development activity, tour the facility, learn about career opportunities the CTC can help prepare them for, and ultimately work on hands-on projects in 4 of the labs at the CTC. Hands-on activities may include: changing the oil in a car, laser engraving a wood product, building a small piece of furniture, developing a web site, designing a newsletter, building a basic computer network, installing memory to a computer, building a network cable, baking or cooking in the culinary arts kitchen, or any number of other activities. These activities will be based on the student’s age level to ensure safety and success.

This course is being offered free of charge. The June 11 & 12, 2012 session is for students entering grades 5 & 6. The June 13 & 14, 2012 session is for students entering grades 7 – 9. The course will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily at the Seneca Highlands CTC. Maximum enrollment for each session is 20 participants. For more information or to register, call
(814) 545-1333 or email Candi Hand at .


Garden Specials At BG's Engine Clinic In Roulette

Annual Memorial Weekend Auction Saturday, May 26th

Some Great Deals On Vehicles At Hazel's Auto Sales

Thursday, May 24, 2012

5K Run/WalkSaturday At Coudersport Alliance Church

Andrew Caught The Big One

Andrew River Sturdevant, age 3, caught this 20" rainbow trout on the morning of May 21, 2012,  fishing with his daddy in Sterling Run. He was reeling his minnie in to recast when this lunker hit the line. Andrew caught and reeled in this fish all by himself. He was so proud of himself.

North Carolina Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Product Due To Misbranding And An Undeclared Allergen

05/24/2012 06:23 PM EDT
Mt. Airy Meat Center, a Mt. Airy, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 100 pounds of a frozen, raw chicken breast product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Oregon Firm Recalls Smoked Bratwurst Product Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen

05/24/2012 06:08 PM EDT
Zenner’s Quality Meat Products, Inc., a Portland, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,660 pounds of a bratwurst product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Gloria J. Porter, 83, of Clara, formerly of Pottstown, PA

Gloria J. Porter
“beloved wife, mother, & grandmother”

CLARA, PA---Gloria J. Porter, 83, of Clara, formerly of Pottstown, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

She was born December 5, 1928 in Pottstown. On November 20, 1948 in Pottstown, she married Charles V. Porter, who survives.

Mrs. Porter was employed as an operator for Bell Telephone in Pottstown. She, her husband, and her son, Dale, moved to Clara in 1989.

She loved to do crafts. Mrs. Porter was a nutritionist, eating only organic foods. She was also a naturalist, not using prescription medications until last year.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Paul C. (Sue) Porter and David L. (Doreen) Porter, both of Pottstown; a daughter, Sandra K. Becker of Churchville, MD; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Porter was predeceased by two sons, Dale A. Porter and Steven E. Porter.

There will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial in Gloria’s name to an S.P.C.A. of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
A fond memory of Gloria may be expressed at

Teresa A. “T” Harmon, 66, of Ceres, NY

Teresa A. Harmon
“beloved wife, sister, and aunt”

CERES, NY---Teresa A. “T” Harmon, 66, of Ceres, NY, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a long illness.

Born November 7, 1945 in Buffalo, she was a daughter of Charles and Matilda “Tilly” Karowitz Cappelletti. On April 15, 1972 in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Portville, she married Gordon W. Harmon, who survives.

Teresa was a graduate of Portville High School in Portville, St. Francis School of Nursing in Olean, and Continental Beauty School in Olean. She was a LPN for 20 years, having worked at the Olean General Hospital and the former Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse where she was supervisor for a number of years. For over 20 years she was the proprietor and operator of Teresa’s Beauty Shop in Ceres until she became ill.

Teresa was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Portville. She enjoyed doing many types of crafts and loved to cook. Her greatest love was her family, especially her husband.

Surviving besides her husband are a sister, Mary (Brian) Hatch of Olean; a brother, Charles (Barbara) Cappelletti of Olean; and two nieces and three nephews.

Mrs. Harmon was predeceased by her parents.

Friends may call on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Father Thomas E. Brown, pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Ceres, PA

The rosary will be recited at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

A fond memory of Teresa may be expressed at

Coudersport Woman Now US Citizen

Dozens Receive U.S. Citizenship

5:19 pm, May 24, 2012, by Jim Hamill WNEP

A few dozen men and women can now call themselves Americans.

The ceremony in Williamsport Thursday was a happy one for those new citizens who came here from all over the world.

You could sense the excitement in the courtroom at the federal courthouse in Williamsport. The families and friends of soon-to-be U.S. citizens were there as their loved ones made it official.

Once all 34 men and women stood before the judge, he administered the oath of allegiance.

There was Claudia Mantilla Herrera who has come all the way from Colombia to Coudersport. With her husband and son by her side, she was overcome with emotion.

“It took six months, it’s very organized. They took my fingerprints. You’re just ecstatic. You’ve got a wonderful country,” she said.

It may have been a long road for those 34 new U.S. citizens to get to the point where they are today, but said it was well worth it. The judge has said they have to participate in the U.S. democracy, starting out this November, voting in their first election.

Tractor-Trailer Fire On I-86 WB Near Friendship

Tractor-Trailer Fire On I-86 WB Near Friendship
At 6:05 pm on Thursday, Friendship Fire Dept., Belmont Fire Dept. and Amity Ambulance has been dispatched to I-86 between Friendship & Belmont at the 99/100 mile marker for a tractor trailer fire.

Clean Water Action Report shows 9 out of 10 drilling violations in 2011 received no fines

Clean Water Action Report shows 9 out of 10 drilling violations in 2011 received no fines

Clean Water Action’s six-page report examines the enforcement actions taken in 2011 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) against Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling companies.

The report shows that while PA DEP field staff continues to issue violations

[ 1,192 for 2011 ] , DEP took few enforcement actions where drilling companies were fined and only 37% received an enforcement action at all - and only 6% of violations resulted in any monetary fines.

Despite DEP Secretary Krancer’s focus on consistency in the agency’s actions, the report shows cases of fines being assessed to one company for a violation but not another who commits an identical violation.

There are cases documented in the report where violations are issued for actions that pose a serious threat to our health and environment but carry virtually no consequences to them, including only issuing fines for 17 of 119 violations for failing to properly cement and case a gas well.

DEP did not issue a single fine last year to any gas company in the two counties with the highest number of violations – Susquehanna County and Lycoming County. And while the number of violation’s issued by DEP inspectors remained the same from 2010 to 2011, the number of fines issued by DEP in 2011 dropped considerably [In 2010, DEP issued 173 fines totaling $7.4 million].

The report calls on DEP to address these issues by consistently enforcing violations, enacting harsher punishments for repeat violators and violations that directly impact our environment and health, and barring companies with extensive violation records from receiving further drilling permits.

Download the report at :

Dorothy R. Webster, 77, of Bradford, PA Memorial Service

Memorial Service
Dorothy R. Webster, 77, of Bradford, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Bradford Manor.

She was born on March 28, 1934 in Corning, NY, a daughter of the late Herschel and Florence VanGorder Farrell.

On October 20, 1956 in Corning, she married Roswell “Ross” Webster, who preceded her in death on February 24, 2003.

She is survived by two sons, Jim (Kathy) Webster, Duke Center, Bill (Sabrina) Webster, Bradford, one daughter, Laurie (Chris) Patmore, Bradford, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Farrell and one sister, Geraldine Kennedy.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM with a memorial service immediately following with the Rev. Bill Copp officiating.

Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, or the Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 179, Bradford.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Executive Director Of Fund Development Opening At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital In Coudersport, Potter County, PA