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Saturday, June 2, 2012

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Dogs Found Are Back With The Owner

Two dogs were found today along Route 449. 

They have been reunited with their owner

Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally® (STPR®),

Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally® (STPR®),  Stacy Wilson shares these rally photos taken in Germania today.  Click any photo to enlarge.

2 Vehicle Crash With Confinement On Fishing Creek Road in Roulette Township

Two Vehicle Crash On Fishing Creek Road
At 4:50 pm on Saturday, Roulette Fire Rescue & Ambulance and Medic 6  have been dispatched to Fishing Creek Road for a two vehicle accident with confinement.

The crash is reported to be about 2 miles past the Atkins Road.
5:56 PM--Command Terminated

Photo Posted Of Clinton County Bank Robber

Female bank robber caught on camera
June 2, 2012
The Express
LOGANTON - State police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who robbed a bank branch office Thursday afternoon in this normally quiet community just minutes from heavily traveled Interstate 80.

A surveillance photo of the armed woman was released Friday by state police, but with no additional information on their investigation.

In the photo, the woman is seen at a teller's window at First National Bank of Loganton. More...

Lost 7 month old Havanese Long Hair Puppy

Lost Please Help!

Lost 7 month old Havanese Long Hair Puppy in vicinity Of Mina Rd/Route 6 West of Coudersport. Color Black/Grey/Tan Long Hair - 7lbs Has a green bow on the top of her head. Generous Reward offered.

Call C #716-307-8290 or C #724-757-5559

Deloris E. Evingham, 72, of Shinglehouse, PA.

Deloris E. Evingham  
“beloved daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Deloris E. Evingham, 72, of Shinglehouse, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born May 12, 1940 at home on Jander Run, Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Elno C. and Marie M. Sherwood James. On April 3, 1982 in Shinglehouse, she married Douglas W. Evingham, who survives.

Mrs. Evingham was a 1958 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She was employed for 17 years at the former Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse and later for Home Health Care of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport where she lovingly tended to many patients.

She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She was an avid collector of angels. Deloris was a dedicated journal writer. She enjoyed her flower gardens and loved holidays and family gatherings.

Surviving besides her husband and her mother of Shinglehouse, are a daughter, Jane M. Perkins of Shinglehouse; a brother Ricky E. (Ginger) James of Shinglehouse; a grandson, R. Kayle (Connie) Perkins of Shinglehouse; and a nephew.

Mrs. Evingham was predeceased by her father.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA on Monday, June 4, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

A fond memory of Deloris may be expressed at

Accidents with Injuries Overnight

Accidents with Injuries Overnight
Originally dispatched as a traffic accident, State Police revealed in a news release today, that
Christopher J. Didas, 49, of 160 River Street, Apt. 102, Hornell, NY, shot himself at a pull off along Rt. 49, east of Harrison Valley, 1/2 mile west of the Potter/Tioga County line. 

Didas was flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, where he succumbed to the wound.

Assisting Trooper Glenn C. Drake II were Tri-Town Ambulance, Harrison Valley Fire Dept. and Medic 6. The vehicle was towed by Black's Towing of Shinglehouse, PA.

 Morning Crash On Steer Brook (Rt. 44 N)

6:56 am 911 dispatched Cdspt Fire/EMS and Medic 6 to a 1 vehicle crash w/unknown injuries. Upon arrival of Assistant Chief Haskins established command and reported two with injuries, one possibly entrapped. Upon arrival crews went to work w/extrication, Hazardous material control. Both were extricated and transported to CCMH by CVAA and Medics. Assisted at the scene by CVAA, Medic 6, PSP Cdspt, Kightlinger motors, The electric company to restore the pole w/utilities.

Photos shared courtesy Coudersport Fire Dept. Facebook

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Shinglehouse Ambulance To School Street in Oswayo

At 12:21 am on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to School Street in Oswayo for a medical emergency.

DUI Drug Charges To Be Filed By Police

DUI/Act 64 charges will be filed in District Court 55-4-01 after a Genesee man was found sitting along side of the road in physical control of his automobile.

Dustin A. Kio, 26, of 1741 Grover Hollow Road in Genesee, PA, was found by Trooper Bryan Uhl to be DUI with a controlled substance in his automobile at the intersection of Wintergreen Road and Hickox-Ulysses Road in Genesee Township at 7:38 PM on May 24, 2012.Police said he had drug paraphernalia and drugs in his possession. The drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized.

Kio was taken into custody without incident.

Trooper Finds Man DUI After Traffic Stop

A Manheim man was stopped for traffic violations on Route 6 in Pike Township on May 27th at 11:20 PM and subsequently found by State Police to be DUI (alcohol)

Edward Eugene Showers, 35, of 37 Charlotte Street, Manheim, PA, will be charged by Cpl. Jacob Rothermel through District Court 55-4-03.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Coudersport Man Facing Charges After Incident

A Coudersport Boro man was charged with Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief and DUI on Tuesday at 9:15 PM when he is alleged to have forced his way into a Hebron Township woman's residence where he was not welcome or authorized to do so.

Thomas Walter Glassmire, 41, of 307 South West Street, Coudersport, PA, will answer the charges in District Court 55-4-01 in Shinglehouse.

Trooper Neil Fausey, who investigated, also found Glassmire to also be under the influence and arrested Glassmire for DUI.  He was arraigned in District Court and released on $15,000. signature bail.



HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists are seeking assistance from residents in a regional monitoring effort to collect bat maternity colony data this summer. This monitoring is especially important due to the mortalities in bat populations throughout the northeastern United States, including Pennsylvania, being caused by White-Nose Syndrome (WNS).

“WNS primarily kills during the winter, but the true impact of WNS on bat populations cannot be determined using estimates from winter hibernacula alone,” said Calvin Butchkoski, Game Commission wildlife biologist. “Pennsylvanians can help us more fully gauge the impact of WNS on the landscape by hosting a bat count this summer. We are especially urging people who have ever conducted a bat count for the Game Commission in the past to redo a count this year.”

To obtain applications and information on how to participate, visit the Game Commission’s website ( and click on “Wildlife” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, click on “Wildlife” in the drop-down menu, scroll down and choose “Pennsylvania Bats” in the Mammal section, and then click on “Appalachian Bat Count” in the Reference listing. Forms on the website guide interested participants through the steps of timing, conducting a survey and submitting their findings to the Game Commission. Scout groups, 4-H clubs, local environmental organizations, and individual homeowners can all participate in this important effort.

“Pennsylvania’s two most common bat species, the little brown bat and the big brown bat, use buildings as their summer roosts,” Butchkoski said. “Abandoned houses, barns, church steeples – and even currently-occupied structures – can provide a summer home to female bats and their young.

“Monitoring these ‘maternity colonies’ can give biologists a good idea of how bat populations in an area are doing from year to year. With the occurrence of WNS in Pennsylvania this year, monitoring these colonies is more important than ever.”

Butchkoski noted that the fieldwork isn’t difficult to do, and Pennsylvanians can play a huge role in helping the Game Commission get a better understanding of what is happening to bats this summer.

“We’re looking for some help, and we hope you’ll consider becoming part of the Appalachian Bat Count monitoring team,” Butchkoski said. “It’s a chance to make a difference for bats and to get involved in assessing the impact of WNS. Please consider lending a hand. Bats need you more than ever.”

For more information on WNS, visit the Game Commission’s website ( and click on “Wildlife” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, click on “Wildlife” in the drop-down menu, scroll down and choose “White-Nose Syndrome” in the Wildlife Disease section. To report observations of sick or multiple dead bats, go to the agency’s website ( and click on “Report a Sick Bat” in the “Quick Clicks” box in the right-hand column of the homepage.

Route 14 paving in Bradford County scheduled

Travel Advisory
Route 14 paving in Bradford County scheduled

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County will resurface 4.4 miles of Route 14, from 1.1 miles north of Alba to Route 3032 (Fallbrook Road) in Troy Township.

The work will take place from June 4 – 16.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane through the work zone during daylight hours, weekdays. Flaggers will direct traffic flow. Motorists should plan for possible delays.

Former Steeler Hines Ward Recognized In PA Senate

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Hines Ward and Senator Jay CostaCosta Welcomes Hines Ward to Senate

On May 22, I had the opportunity to talk to the Senate about former Steeler wide receiver Hines Ward. The Senate recognized his significant charity work and his effort to remain involved in the Pittsburgh community following his retirement from football.
A resolution honoring Hines' work was voted on the floor of the Senate. » View Resolution
In a floor speech and remarks read into the Senate Journal, I noted that Hines Ward was a Super Bowl MVP who made 1000 receptions in his career. As important, I said that Hines “is a community MVP… he is an outstanding ambassador” who has “sought to make a difference in the lives of others.
Sen. Costa delivers remarks to the Senate on Hines WardSen. Costa delivers remarks to the Senate on Hines Ward “He was voted the 2008 Walter Payton Man of the Year…works with the Helping Hands Foundation, the Caring Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Salvation Army, Make a Wish, Children’s Hospital, Highmark Caring Foundation and Pearl S. Buck Foundation.
Hines Ward returned to South Korea where he was born and in 2006 he spent two months there trying to usher in a new period of political reform. He was appointed Goodwill Ambassador to South Korea.”
I noted that President Obama has called him the “Happiest Man in Football.”
Hines is, perhaps, the greatest Steeler receiver in history who came up big in the biggest games.
As part of my remarks, I commented specifically on his play against Steelers’ rival Cleveland Browns, “Hines Ward is a legendary football player, who tormented the Cleveland Browns, among other teams.
Watch Hines Ward Remarks on Senate FloorWatch Hines Ward Remarks on Senate Floor"He is a Pro-bowler, a future Hall of Famer and a legend in scholastic sports in his home state of Georgia and at the University of Georgia.”
“Hines Ward is a tremendous Steeler. He is a tremendous teammate and a tremendous person,” I said on the floor, a real community asset who has made a difference for folks in the Pittsburgh area.
Hines Ward is pictured on the Senate floor with me and several of my Senate colleagues from Allegheny County and around the state.


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 lane closures for the week of June 4 are as follows:

On Monday, June 4, the contractor will set a daylight signing pattern on the westbound section of I-80 at mile 243 to close the right lane to install guiderail between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 5, the contractor will set a daylight signing pattern on the eastbound section of I-80 between miles 241 (Lime Ridge/Berwick) and 242 (Mifflinville) to close the right lane to perform road widening work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The long-term, single-lane closure on the westbound section of I-80 between miles 241 and 242 should be completed and returned to two lanes by June 13.

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.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

Parents Can Join Their Kids in College This Summer

Parents Can Join Their Kids in College This Summer

DuBOIS – An introductory course for adults who are thinking of attending college will be offered during Penn State DuBois' Kids in College (KIC) program this summer. The child of anyone who takes the course will be permitted to attend KIC for free during the June 18-22 session. Since they're offered at the same time, parents and their kids can conveniently attend classes on campus together, making family scheduling easy.

Since 1985, KIC and other summer programs at Penn State DuBois have provided fun learning opportunities in reading, science, art, and more for thousands of youngsters from infants through high school aged kids. The main objectives of the programs are to increase students' interest and knowledge in the arts, science, and technology, and to provide challenging experiences which are not part of their regular school curriculum.

The course for adults, PSU 008, is designed to help people who are interested in returning to school make a smooth transition into becoming a student once again. An adult learner is anyone who is considered to be above the age range of a traditional age college student, or is 24 years of age or older, a veteran, has assumed multiple roles such as parent, spouse/partner, employee or student, or are returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking or other activity .

The course is a first year seminar and will count as one credit toward a Penn State degree.
It will provide instruction on how to adjust to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic requirements, and other aspects of the transition to college life.

Maureen Horan, campus co-director of Academic Affairs will instruct the course. Horan said, "This course opens the door to all the information you will need to access for a complete educational experience. We'll learn how to access the databases and all the books in the Penn State Library system for research projects, how to use the computers and software that are available to you, how to do a degree audit to keep track of your coursework for whatever major you choose, how to register yourself for courses, and much more that will help you make the most of your Penn State experience."

Students will also be made aware of tutoring services and other academic support programs on campus that are available to them, including the Office of
Adult Students and Veteran Services.

PSU 008 is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. until Noon from June 18 through June 22, during the summer's first KIC session. For tuition fees and registration information, contact Sueann Doran, Adult Student and Veteran Services Coordinator, at 814-375-4716, or

Grimes District Cemetery Donations

Grimes District Cemetery Donations 

Donations are welcomed for the general maintenance and upkeep of the Grimes District Cemetery in Liberty Township, PA.

Your donations can be sent to Grimes District Cemetery, % Gilbert W. Irons, Jr. President, PO Box 383, Port Allegany, PA 16743


Chicago Firm Recalls Pork Roll Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Edward R. English, Sr., 76, of Derrick City, PA

Edward R. English, Sr.
Edward R. English, Sr., 76, of Derrick City, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at UPMC Hamot, Erie.

He was born on June 12, 1935 in Derrick City, a son of the late Lloyd and Emma Boyer English.

On February 1, 1958 in the former Methodist Church, Derrick City, he married Jean B. Beckwith who survives.

He attended the Bradford Area High School.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard for 6 years where he was a guardsman for Company K.

He is a member of the First Free Methodist Church, Bradford.

He loved to cook; especially Breakfast for his family.

For over forty years he worked for the former Airco Speer and later at Zippo Manufacturing Co., until his retirement in 1995.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, Jean B. English, Derrick City, he is also survived by one son, Edward R. English, Jr., Derrick City and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd English II, Lawrence English and one sister, Julia Bailey.

At the family’s request there will be no viewing or funeral services.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the First Free Methodist Church, 18 Boylston St., Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Tornado Watch 336 remains in effect until 1200 am EDT

Statement as of 9:03 PM EDT on June 01, 2012
Tornado Watch 336 remains in effect until 1200 am EDT for the following locations
Pennsylvania counties included are

Columbia Lycoming Montour
Northumberland Schuylkill Snyder
Sullivan Tioga Union

Carl V. Irwin, 82, of Main St., Eldred, PA

Carl V. Irwin 
Special Husband, Dad and Gramp

Eldred- Carl V. Irwin, 82, of Main St., passed away Thursday (May 31, 2012) in his residence following a long illness.

Born May 13th, 1930 in Olean he was a son of Ammon and Letha Wainman Irwin. On December 19th, 1953 in St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred he married Dolores Drabant who survives.

Carl was 1948 graduate of Eldred High School and a lifetime resident of the Irwin homestead in Eldred.

Mr. Irwin served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a torpedo man second class aboard the U.S.S. Randolph aircraft carrier. He was employed as a meat cutter in the Olean and Eldred areas for many years. Later he worked as a pumper in production for Kendall Oil in Bradford where he retired from Belden and Blake in 1995. After his retirement he was a caretaker for Rose Hill Cemetery in Smethport.

He had attended the Eldred Seventh Day Adventist Church; he was a member of the Eldred American Legion Post 887 and the Eldred VFW Post 2092. He enjoyed mowing and taking care of his yard and standing next to his truck, he also loved taking his wife to Red and Trudy’s.

Surviving in addition to his wife is one daughter, Becky (Norm) Milne of Eldred; three grandchildren, Jennifer Lent, Christie Lent and Eric Schoolmaster.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Monica Irwin on April 19th, 2008; and three half-brothers and a half-sister.

Friends may call Saturday (June 2nd) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred where funeral services will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lynn Gatz, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth’s Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., 52 Davis St. Bradford, Pa 16701.

Here are the results of the Coudersport Missionary Alliance 5K Run/Walk:

Here are the results of the Coudersport Missionary Alliance 5K Run/Walk:

Left to right. front row; Sean Batterson, Tom Gooch, Brenda Wahlers, Steven Forney & Garret Morey. back row; Eugene Ingalls, Lynn Newcomer, Rich Neefe, Colleen Deboer, Meredith Page & Diane Redcay.
Thanks to our participants, volunteers and all of our sponsors for an excellent first 5K Run/Walk.  We had beautiful weather on Saturday, May 26th, the sun was shining all morning as the runners took the streets and trails of Rubbertown.  

We had 65 adults and children participate and everyone seemed to have a great time.  

Our top finishers in the 5K were Tom Gooch (male) with a time of 20:49 and Brenda Wahlers (female) with a time of 24:16.  

Top finishers in each age category included:  13 and under (male) Garret Morey; 13 and under (female) Mariah Gooch.  14-19 (male) Steven Forney; 14-19 (female) Sabrina Newton.  20-29 (male) Eugene Ingalls; 20-29 (female) Hilary Cooney.  30-39 (male) Richard Neefe; 30-39 (female) Meredith Page.  40-49 (male) Sean Batterson; 40-49 (female) Diane Redcay.  50-59 (male) Lynn Newcomer; 50-59 (female) Colleen Deboer.  60 and over (male) Tom Wallace; 60 and over (female) no participant.  

Thanks again to all and we hope to see you again next year!

Fire & EMS personnel are searching for the driver

Fire & EMS personnel are searching for the driver of a vehicle that crashed at Dantz Run Road and Route 6 who fled the scene. They need to locate the driver to see if medical help is needed.

Free Child Car Seat Check Saturday At Kane

A free Child Car Seat Check will be held at Zook Motors on Route 6, just west of Kane on Saturday, June 2, 2012.

State Police from Troop C who have been certified through the National Highway Safety Administration will be doing the checks from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

No appointment is necessary and the event will take place rain or shine.

Fatal Crash On Route 59 Near Ranger Station

A Bradford man died at the scene of a one vehicle crash at noon on Friday on Route 59, 1.3 miles west of Rt. 321 in Corydon Township.

Keith W. Lyberg, 57, of Bradford, PA, was traveling east in a 1999 GMC Sierra when his vehicle exited the roadway to the south on a slight left hand curve. The vehicle impacted a group of trees, coming to rest facing east. Police said the vehicle was severely damaged. Lyberg was wearing a seat belt.

Lyberg was pronounced deceased at the scene by Coroner Michael Cahill.

Responding to the scene were Lafayette Fire Dept., Corydon Township Fire Dept., and Bradford City Ambulance. A Mercyflight helicopter was cancelled en route. Trooper Kramer of the Kane barracks investigated.

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2 Vehicle MVA In Rew

 2 Vehicle MVA In Rew
At 4:54 PM on Friday, Rew Fire Dept. & Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 646 and Rt. 46. One possible injury is reported.

East Hill Road bridge replacement starts June 11

Travel Advisory
East Hill Road bridge replacement starts June 11

Covington residents will soon have a new bridge carrying Route 2022 (East Hill Road) over Wilson Creek in Putnam Township.

On June 11, a PennDOT bridge crew in Tioga County will begin a replacement of the existing bridge, which was built in 1921 and is currently classified as structurally deficient.

The team will remove the existing 17-foot long structure and prepare the site for a new concrete box culvert, which will be delivered and set in place by a private contractor. Then the PennDOT crew will perform all the finishing work, including rebuilding the roadway approaches, paving the deck and installing guiderail in order to open the new bridge.

The new structure will be built on the existing alignment to today’s standards, and shouldn’t have any major maintenance needs for 50 years aside from routine preservation work.

While the work is under way, traffic will be detoured onto Business Route 15 and Canoe Camp Creek Road.

The work is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete, with the new bridge expected to be in service by late July.

Two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers Receive Highest Award

Two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers Receive Highest Award
Individuals Honored for Actions in Berks and Lycoming Counties

Hershey – Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, who risked their lives in separate incidents in Berks and Lycoming counties, were honored today with the State Police Medal of Honor, the department’s highest award.

Sgt. Adam R. Kosheba, from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Dauphin County, and Cpl. Brad J. Eisenhower, of Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County, received medals during an awards ceremony at the State Police Academy in Hershey.

“Both of these troopers showed unparalleled bravery and commitment,” State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said in presenting the awards. “Their performance was in the best traditions of the Pennsylvania State Police.”

Kosheba received the honor for his actions during a shootout with a man who killed Berks County Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Pagerly.

On June 30, 2011, Pagerly and Kosheba were part of a federal and state police task force trying to arrest Matthew Connor on burglary, firearms and assault charges. Connor had fired a weapon during a domestic dispute and fled toward a family cabin in an isolated wooded area.

As police approached, Connor opened fire on the officers with an AK-47 rifle. Several rounds fired by Connor struck Pagerly. Kosheba returned fire, killing Connor.

The state trooper, a former paramedic, began providing medical aid to the gravely wounded 28-year-old Pagerly. Kosheba, with the help of other officers, carried Pagerly up the wooded hillside to a police vehicle approximately one half mile away.

Kosheba continued to administer first aid to Pagerly in the backseat of the vehicle as they drove to the landing site for a medical helicopter. Continued attempts to save Pagerly were unsuccessful, and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

“Sgt. Kosheba’s selfless and courageous actions undoubtedly saved the lives of other task force members who were ambushed by this dangerous fugitive,” Noonan said.

Kosheba, who enlisted in the state police in 1993, is assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Dauphin County.

Eisenhower received the award for helping a young mother and her two children who were stranded on the roof of their home by rising floodwaters.

On Sept. 7, 2011, the State Police Montoursville station received multiple calls of residents stranded in their homes during extreme flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee.

Eisenhower and his partner, Cpl. Larue Stelene, responded to the area. A man flagged down the troopers, saying that his daughter and her children were stranded on top of their home.

The troopers found the home was about 200 feet out in the water. All the surrounding homes and structures had already been washed away and flooding conditions prevented the use of a conventional rescue boat.

While awaiting a hovercraft, Eisenhower tied a rope around himself as Stelene held onto the other end. The swift-moving water was impossible to navigate, and Eisenhower was swept into the water. Stelene was able to pull him to safety.

The hovercraft arrived and Eisenhower joined the crew, helping to get the woman and her children to safety.

“Corporal Eisenhower selflessly disregarded his personal safety and rescued a woman and her two children,” said Noonan. “His courageous actions during this incident stand as a testament to the highest standards and traditions of the Pennsylvania State Police.”

Eisenhower, who joined State Police in 2000, is assigned to the Patrol Unit at Troop F, Montoursville.

State Police have presented 58 Medals of Honor since the award was created in 1970.

For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit



BRADFORD, Pa.—Dr. Tony Gaskew, director of the criminal justice program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will speak on “360-Degree Crime Investigation” this month at Pitt-Bradford.

The program, which is a part of the Alumni Lecture Series presented by the Pitt Alumni Association, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on June 14 in the University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is being made in partnership with the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association and Liberty Mutual.

Gaskew will speak about the criminal justice system, how crimes are solved, and demonstrate how Pitt-Bradford’s Crime Scene Investigation House and Lab are used to teach modern criminal forensic science techniques for investigating crimes. The CSI House features some of the most advanced criminal forensics equipment in the country.

Tours of the CSI House as well as complimentary refreshments will be offered immediately following the lecture.

In addition to his work as a professor on the Pitt-Bradford campus, Gaskew is also a member of the McKean County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the McKean County Child Advocacy Center Advisory Board, and the McKean County Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Team. He is also the lead instructor for Federal Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Institution McKean Victim Impact Program. In 2010, Gaskew was named Volunteer of the Year by the FCI McKean for his work in the Victim Impact Program.

Before joining the Pitt-Bradford faculty, Gaskew worked extensively in the field of criminal justice. He was a member of a Counterterrorism/Counterdrug Task Force in Southeast Asia. As a detective assigned to the Special Operations Unit at MPD, he was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, where he conducted wiretap and conspiracy investigations targeting violent criminal organizations in the Middle District of Florida. He was named Region IV Florida Narcotic Officer of the Year in 2004.

Gaskew received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Criminal Justice Institute at Nova Southeastern University, and has more than 2,000 hours of specialized criminal investigations training, including death and homicide investigation, advanced evidence processing and collection, hostage negotiations, money laundering, advanced DEA, criminal conspiracy and organized crime investigations. He is also a certified police academy instructor.

In his academic career, Gaskew has earned several fellowships including a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, an FDD Terrorism Fellowship, and a University of Pittsburgh Faculty Diversity Fellowship. His articles have been published in many journals and edited books, and he has presented academic papers by invitation at several colleges and universities. His book “The Muslim Brotherhood: Reshaping US Foreign Policy in a Post-911 World” is forthcoming and will focus on his work in Egypt and Israel, where he has conducted ethnographic field work examining the Muslim Brotherhood as well as structural and political violence.

Gaskew’s previous book, “Policing Muslim American Communities,” deals with the relationship between Muslim American communities and law enforcement since the USA PATRIOT Act was implemented. Gaskew is the Board President of the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and the University of Pittsburgh Faculty Expert on terrorism and criminal investigations.

Those wishing to attend are asked to register online at by June 9. For more information, contact the Pitt Alumni Association at 1-800-258-7488.

Rep. Marty Causer Urges You To Protect Against Inentity Theft

Canned Shellfish From South Korea Added To Recall

06/01/2012 02:36 PM EDT
On Friday, May 25, 2012, at the end of the business day, the FDA issued a Constituent Update on shellfish from Korea. This update supplemented an announcement released on May 18th, clarifying that canned product (now in addition to fresh and frozen shellfish from Korea) was considered adulterated.

DuBoistown Bridge project progresses

Travel Advisory
DuBoistown Bridge project progresses

Work is progressing on-schedule for the $18 million replacement of the DuBoistown River Bridge connecting DuBoistown and Williamsport over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Lycoming County.

On Monday, June 11, the next major phase of construction will begin. Traffic using the existing DuBoistown Bridge will be detoured to the Maynard Street Bridge starting that morning.

The detour will allow construction to begin on the south approach to the new bridge, as well as the deck replacement for the nearby Brook Street Bridge over Mosquito Creek.

The detour is scheduled to be in effect until mid-August.

During this phase of construction, access to Susquehanna State Park and the Hiawatha paddle wheeler will be only from the north via Arch Street.

Once the south approach is completed, the detour will enter its next phase. Starting in mid-August, the new bridge will be used only to access Susquehanna State Park and the Hiawatha from the DuBoistown side of the river. Also at this time, Arch Street will be closed on the north side of the river from the state park entrance to the entrance to the sewage treatment plant for roadway reconstruction at the north approach of the new bridge.

The new DuBoistown Bridge is expected to be opened to unrestricted traffic by mid-November.

Wallaby Captured Near Cambridge Springs In Crawford County


HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are looking for information about anyone who may be missing a wallaby, which was captured around 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, along King Road near Cambridge Springs, Crawford County. The wallaby was tranquilized by officials from the Northwest Region, including Information and Education Supervisor Regis Senko, Crawford County WCO Mark Allegro and Northwest Region Wildlife Management Supervisor Roger Coup, and transferred to a licensed facility until the owner is identified.

Resembling a small kangaroo, a wallaby is a member of the marsupial family, and a native of Australia and surrounding islands.

“My landlord saw it, so I went down and took a photo of it,” said Sarah Dippold, former Game Commission biologist aide. “I forwarded the photo to the Game Commission’s Northwest Region office.”

Anyone with information about where the wallaby originated is encouraged to call the Northwest Region Office at 814-432-3187.

Emporium Man Charged With July, 2010 Burglary

An Emporium man has been charged in a burglary on Bobby's Run Road in Shippen Township that occurred nearly two years ago.

Michael James Hallowell, 20, of Hillcrest Drive, Emporium, PA, was identified by State Police as the person believed to be responsible for the crime.

Trooper James P. Yoder, of the Emporium barracks, said the burglary of the residence of Edward Niebauer occurred between 7-23-2010 and 7-28-2010. An unknown actor forced entry into the victim's residence and removed a handgun and an undetermined amount of money.

After further investigation, Hallowell has been accused of being responsible for this crime. He was taken into custody and arrested on Thursday. He was arraigned before District Judge Barry Brown on charges of Burglary (F1); Criminal Trespass (F2); Theft By Unlawful Taking (F2) (relative to stolen gun); Receiving Stolen Property (F2) (relative to stolen gun); Theft By Unlawful Taking (F3); Receiving Stolen Property (F3); and Criminal Mischief (Summary).

Judge Brown set bail at $50,000. Hallowell posted bail and was released pending further proceedings.

Rate My Plate Challenge June 3 Thru 9th At CCMH Wellness Centers


 Random sample of dove hunters to begin receiving survey in mail

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that a random-sample of Pennsylvania dove hunters soon will be receiving a national survey seeking input about their experiences and opinions on dove hunting.

Topics will include time spent hunting, demographics, constraints to hunting, and thoughts about potential effects of spent lead from hunting ammunition on mourning doves and other wildlife. The survey is a cooperative effort by the state fish and wildlife agencies, all four flyway councils, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service).

“This survey is being conducted as wildlife agencies and the USFWS want to include hunter opinions and preferences about seasons whenever possible,” Roe said. “The survey results will be used in conjunction with the best science-based information for the management and conservation of our migratory bird resources.

“If you are a dove hunter and receive one of these surveys, we encourage you to complete it and return it as soon as possible to ensure that Pennsylvania hunter opinions are included in this national survey.”

There are more than one million dove hunters nationally, with seasons in 40 states. In Pennsylvania, an estimated 19,900 hunters harvested more than 226,000 doves during the 2011 hunting season.

“We’re surveying dove hunters in every state that has a dove season so they can give us their opinions on a variety of topics,” said Dr. Ken Richkus of the USFWS’s Population and Habitat Assessment Branch. “This approach will give us an excellent picture of mourning dove hunter thoughts and needs by state, region, and nationwide.”

The National Dove Hunter Survey is scheduled to begin in late June 2012, and will be completed by the end of the year.

“We really hope each dove hunter who receives a survey takes the time to complete and return it in the postage-paid envelope provided,” Richkus added. “Their answers are very important, and we appreciate their efforts to tell us what they think.”

To Connect with Wildlife, visit the Game Commission at the following:

MVA On Rt. 59 Near Ranger Station

Pickup Into A Tree With Injuries
At 12:03 pm on Friday, Lafayette & Corydon Fire Depts. and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Rt. 59, 2 miles west of the ranger station. Report indicates a pickup truck into a tree with injuries.


Open House For Ruth Roboski's 80th Birthday June 17th

Heavy traffic backing up on I-80 WB ahead of Mifflinville work zone

Travel Advisory
Heavy traffic backing up on I-80 WB ahead of Mifflinville work zone

June 1, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m.

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 westbound from Luzerne County into Columbia County are advised to be alert for slow-moving or stopped traffic several miles ahead of the work zone near Mifflinville (Exit 242).

Westbound traffic is currently backed up at least to the Mifflinville Roadside Rest Area, which is around mile 247 near the county line.

Stay alert and plan extra time for your travels if heading in that direction today.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

Goodwill Has Opened A Retail Store In Coudersport

Goodwill Store Proceeds Benefit Needy In Area

goodwillGoodwill Industries has opened a retail store in Coudersport at the former Movie Gallery building on Rt. 6 West. 
 Most of the merchandise is gently used or new clothing. The store also has toys, stuffed animals, kitchen and household items, curtains, bedding items, shoes, coats, books and DVDs. Inventory will expand over time. 

Hours are 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 Sundays. 

Residents can continue to drop off items at the attended donation center located behind the Coudersport Post Office every day from 11 to 7. 

Goodwill Industries is a national, non-profit organization. Almost 90 percent of the revenue generated through the retail store helps those with disabilities or disadvantaged situations through opportunities for education, training and work.

Oswayo Valley Library News

Story hour has ended for the spring and all involved had a good time. Special thanks goes out to Mrs. Fox for all the planning and organizing she did to make it a success.

Stumped on a gift for Father’s Day? The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library is raffling off a Tanto Ka-Bar knife. The drawing will take place on June 13th. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Stop by the library or see any board member for tickets. 

Summer Reading begins on June 13th at 12:30 and will be held every Wednesday for 6 weeks, excluding July 4th. The theme this year is “Dream Big- Read!”. There will also be a drop-in program for teens. Registration forms are available at the library or can be printed from the library’s website at Click on the tab for Summer Reading and you’ll find some links that will give you information on the subjects that we’ll be covering this summer. Come out and join in on the fun!

Want to be kept up to date on what is going on at your local public library? “Like” our Facebook page ( 

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 June 27th and we will be discussing The Faith Club. There are plenty of copies available, so stop by the library and pick one up. We would love to have you join us!

The Stitch Together Knit and Crochet group has had such fun that they are now meeting every Monday AND Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring along your project and join the group. They are always happy to add new members! If you don’t knit or crochet, there’s always someone available and willing to teach!

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

Work Day at Galeton Habitat House

Work Day at Galeton Habitat House

Volunteers: Our next scheduled work day at the Galeton Habitat House will be on Thursday, June 14th, 2012, starting at 8:00 a.m. We have made some amazing progress over the last few weeks - 90% of the electric is completed, the living area of the house has been painted, the back porch has been put on, half of the interior trim work has been completed and we have started to lay the vinyl in part of kitchen, bathroom and hallway.

However, we still have a lot of work to complete before the house is ready! Our goal for completion is June 30th, 2012. As you can see, we do need to finish the back porch and porch roof, electric, plumbing and heating, interior trim, some drywall work and painting in the basement and set the kitchen cabinets.

Planning ahead, we also are scheduling work days for Saturday, June 16th, 2012 with the main emphasis to get the back porch roof on. We will be working on Tuesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 21st, 2012.

Please put the above dates on your calendar and help us finish the house!!! 
Thank you so much - Jim and Charlotte Blain

Understanding Stroke & Its Prevention

Understanding Stroke & Its Prevention

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and disability in Pennsylvania. In this workshop, you will learn the difference between stroke and heart disease and identify risk factors and prevention methods. We will discuss the impacts of stroke and how family, friends and relatives can help stroke victims recuperate. Types of strokes, causes, signs, symptoms, and treatments of strokes will be covered as well. We will focus on risk factor modifications for the prevention of stroke. We will also use and analyze data to identify the impact of stroke at the local, state and national levels. Nursing, health educator (CHES) and social worker continuing education credits pending. This workshop is held in partnership with Pitt-Bradford’s Center for Rural Health Practice.

This seminar is being held Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $32 per participant. To register call UPB at (800) 872-1787.

MVA With Injuries On Stony Fork Road Near Wellsboro


I-80 WB lane closure at mile 200 crash scene in Union County

Travel Advisory
I-80 WB lane closure at mile 200 crash scene in Union County

June 1, 2012 @ 11:30 am  LANE REOPENED

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 in western Union County are advised to be alert to a lane closure at mile 200, one mile east of the Mile Run Interchange (Exit 199) following a truck crash this morning.

The westbound driving lane is closed at this time.

Emergency responders anticipate the traffic restriction may be lifted by early afternoon today.

In the meantime, be alert to the possibility of slow-moving traffic ahead of the crash scene.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

Public Real Estate Auction Friday, June 8th


Garden Specials At BG's Engine Clinic In Roulette

Some Great Deals On Vehicles At Hazel's Auto Sales

Minor Injury In Rt. 6 Rollover Crash Wednesday Night

A Coudersport teenager suffered only minor 
injuries when her car went off the road onto the embankment along Route 6 and rolled over on it's roof in the westbound lane.

Mikayla A. McCleary, 18, of Coudersport, PA, was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Coudersport Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

Trooper Derek G. Weaver, who investigated the 11:00 pm crash on  Wednesday, said the one vehicle crash occurred as McCleary was driving a 2006 Plymouth Breeze westbound on Route 6, about 2 miles west of Coudersport Borough. The vehicle exited to the north side of the roadway and impacted the embankment with the right front bumper. The car traveled about 200 feet on the embankment and then rolled off the embankment onto it's roof, coming to final rest in the westbound travel lane.

Trooper Weaver was assisted on scene by Trooper Bryan Uhl and the Coudersport Fire Department. Kightlinger's towed the vehicle from the scene.

No Injuries When Steering Fails/Car goes Down Embankment

A Roulette woman and her 2 year old female passenger were both uninjured on Tuesday at 1:00 PM when a malfunction in her car's steering mechanism caused the vehicle to travel across the roadway and down over an embankment.

Sara C. McNamara, 26, Roulette, PA, was wearing a safety belt and the child was in a car safety seat when the car left the roadway on Route 6, about 3/10 mile east of Reed Run Road.

Trooper James R. Culvey, said the 2005 Buick Rendezvous was traveling west on Rt. 6 when an apparent equipment malfunction of the left front suspension/steering system caused McNamara to be unable to steer. The vehicle traveled across the eastbound lane and down an embankment on the south side of the roadway, where it came to rest.

Coudersport Fire Department responded to the scene in Roulette Township and assisted troopers. The vehicle was towed by Kightlinger's.

6 Year Old Boy Struck By Car Flown To Trauma Center

A 6 year old boy suffered major injuries and was flown to Children's Hospital in Buffalo by Life Net 7-7 helicopter on Wednesday afternoon after his Hot Wheels bicycle was struck by a vehicle in the Boro of Oswayo.

Trooper Kocher, who is investigating, said the 6:08 pm accident occurred as a 2001 Ford Expedition operated by Lori J. Roeske, 54, of Oswayo, PA, was traveling northbound in the northbound half of School Street.

The child, operating a Hot Wheels bicycle entered the west side of School Street, traveling in an easterly direction in front of Roeske's expedition which struck the right side of the bicycle & the 6 year old with it's front side. The boy was thrown to the roadway. The child was not wearing a safety helmet.

State Pollice do not identify juveniles, making it virtually impossible to obtain further information about the child's condition. Family members are invited to update the child's condition in comments.

State Police were assisted by Shinglehouse Fire Dept., Shinglehouse Ambulance, Medic 6 and Life Net 7-7.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ulysses Memorial Day Parade

Ulysses Carl Hyde Post American Legion

Jenny Williams & Dominic Valleries saluting the Legion marchers

Northern Potter Marching Band

Ulysses Boy Scouts

Ulysses Ball teams

Genesee Ball teams
American Eagles Motor Cycle Club

Genesee Ambulance
Harrison Valley Fire Trucks

Ulysses Fire Dept 47-3

Ulysses Fire Dept 47-19

Ulysses Ambulance
Photos courtesy Dave & Robin Freeman   Click any photo to view full page

Clinton County Bank Robbed By Female With A Gun

Loganton bank robbed at gunpoint
May 31, 2012

The Express
LOGANTON - A woman and two males allegedly robbed a Loganton bank at gunpoint late this afternoon.

According to a dispatch from the Clinton County Communications Center, a white female is wanted by state police in Lamar in connection with the armed robbery.

The female, who police said is armed, has blonde hair with a light blue shirt, blue jeans and a tattoo with the word "love" on the left side of her neck.

3 Vehicle Crash In Front Of Kersey Fire Hall

City: FOX
Cross Streets: TAYLOR ST * SPRUCE LN

5/31/2012     9:40:05 PM



BRADFORD, Pa. -- Betsy Matz is not the kind of person to just let an idea fester. She likes to do something about it.

Morgan Whitlow working on her tile.

So when the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford professor saw a Facebook post about The Compassion Project in Appleton, Wis., the wheels in her mind started turning of how to do something similar in Bradford.

The Art of the Heart project in Bradford is now involving hundreds of people throughout the community, including students from every school, Pitt-Bradford and the Kiwanis Club of Bradford.

At the center of the project is a simple idea: Have children talk and learn about compassion, then depict that in art on 4-inch square tiles. Each child painted his or her own tile with paint markers.

The hundreds of tiles that make up the “Art of the Heart” show can be seen from June 4 through June 15 in the KOA Art Gallery of Blaisdell Hall at Pitt-Bradford. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 4.

Why make art of compassion? Matz felt that the time was ripe.

“Times have been hard recently, and it’s important now,” she said, referring to the effects of the national recession. “It was time to bring it to the forefront. We have an obligation to help each other out.”

The idea dovetailed nicely with the anti-bullying education program of the Bradford Area School District, which became one of the first allies of the project.

With the school district on board, Matz felt strongly that the project should not be funded by Pitt-Bradford or the district, but rather by the community as a way of expressing that compassion is a community-wide value. She worked with the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce, which helped secure donations.

As the chair of the Division of Management and Education at Pitt-Bradford, Matz next turned to the university’s education faculty, which jumped on board with its students to design lessons to be taught about compassion.

The lessons for children at both the elementary and middle school levels included stories based on Aesop’s Fables. The younger children heard the story of The Lion and the Mouse, which was acted out by education students in Dr. Donna Dombek’s capstone course. The story is about a mouse who, when caught by a lion, begs to be let go, promising to help the lion one day. The lion scoffs, but takes pity on him and lets him go. When the lion is caught in a trap made of ropes, the mouse fulfills his promise by chewing through the ropes to free him.

Art teacher Janelle Turk with seventh-grade student Jack Pecora of Bradford
Middle school students heard the story of a runaway slave who takes pity on a wounded lion and removes a thorn from its pad. Later the runaway slave and the lion met again in the Roman Coliseum, where the lion recognized the slave and did not harm him.

The education students then led the middle schoolers in a discussion of compassion and empathy and urged them to identify a time when someone was kind to them or when they were kind to another person.

In Janelle Turk’s art class last month at Fretz Middle School, the students tried to relate these stories on the tiles. It was difficult.

“It was hard to think of something to paint because there are so many things that go into compassion, like caring and friendship,” said seventh-grader Jack Pecora as he sketched out a peace sign on scratch paper.

While some students tried to depict specific incidents of someone helping a child change a bicycle tire or a student helping another pick up dropped books, many reached for colorful iconography, depicting hearts of all kinds, peace symbols and stick figures holding hands.

The bright paint pens on the tiles lend a joyful quality to the paintings.

Seventh-grade student Molly Frederick knew exactly what her hands holding a heart were about. She painted them, she said, to remember a friend who had died of leukemia, pointing to the brightly colored rubber bracelets with “Livestrong” and other uplifting slogans imprinted on them lining her own arms and the arms in the painting.

Although some students struggled with how to depict their ideas about compassion, it was clear that the project had gotten them thinking about the subject, Turk said. “They were also excited because they got to interact with students from the university and because their tiles will be on display downtown.”

Various offices and student groups on campus pitched in with designing and constructing the panels that will hold the tiles on display, and Nancy Kloss, the administrative assistant for Matz’s division, has made it her personal mission to be able to find each tile easily in a listing available at the display site.

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Bradford recruited by the Rev. Stacey Fussell, pastor of the Church of the Ascension, will act as docents during the exhibit and help people find their student’s tile.

“We’ve gotten a really good response from the community,” Matz said. When the display comes down, students will be able to reclaim their tiles, or businesses can continue to display them as a reminder to be more compassionate.

Mary Lou Mooney, a former resident of Philadelphia and Mount Carmel, Pa

Mary Lou Mooney, a former resident of Philadelphia and Mount Carmel, Pa., died Thursday, May 17 at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community. She was 82.

Lou was a frequent visitor to Yellow Springs and sold her clay jewelry at Yellow Springs sidewalk sales.

Born Aug. 15, 1929, in Green Ridge, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William and Emma (Frye) Hollister. She was a graduate of Immaculata University and a retired school teacher. Lou worked for the Bristol Township School District, where she taught music, special education and deaf education.

She was a juried member of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. She exhibited her work at several galleries in Philadelphia and craft shows in the Pennsylvania tri-state area.

As a lifelong Democrat, she was committee chairwoman in the lower seventh district in Bucks County, and converted successfully several recalcitrant republicans to the democratic fold. She was a tireless poll worker, door knocker and vote-getter.

Lou was preceded in death by her husbands: Joseph Hinchey, and later, John Mooney.

Surviving are three children, Joseph Hinchey and his wife, Karol, of Smethport, Pa., former Yellow Springs resident Cathy LaPalombara, of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Jack Loftus, of Mount Carmel, Pa. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Caitie Hinchey, Kellie Hinchey and Paia LaPalombara, by close friends Michaline Picklo and Fr. Dan Troyan and her faithful dog, Daisy Mooney.

A mass of Christian burial was held at the Church of Our Lady in Mount Carmel.

Senior Judge John Leete To Speak At Allegany County Suicide Prevention Program

Potter County Senior Judge John Leete
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program set for Friday at Fountain Bistro in Belmont
Event to be first in a series of discussions on suicide prevention efforts

By Kathryn Ross
WELLSVILLE —Potter County, Pa. and Allegany County have a lot in common. Both are rural counties with low incomes, small, close-knit populations and few job opportunities, and both have a problem with suicide.

It has recently been reported that Allegany County, per capita, has the highest suicide rate in the state. In 2003 Potter County was rocked when a popular 17-year-old boy committed suicide and was followed a few months later by the suicides of two more boys.

“With three deaths in a rural county in a matter of months, a number of people started searching for answers,” recalled the Honorable Judge John B. Leete of the 55th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas of Potter County. The judge knew two of the victims.

“All of these suicides were unrelated but these young people took their lives for similar reasons, two were from breakups and one was because of a family dispute. We knew we had to do something, so a broad-based group of people from the fields of education, mental health, the clergy and from different parts of the community started looking around. I happened upon the Yellow Ribbon website,” Leete said.  More...

Educators and concerned citizens are invited to hear Judge Leete speak at a Yellow Ribbon Campaign Exploration Brunch from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Fountain Bistro (Belmont Hotel) in Belmont. This will be the first in a series of discussions to help learn about evidence-based and promising suicide prevention efforts according to Shawnee Bigelow of Partners for Prevention in Allegany County.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required by contacting the Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc. at (585) 593-5223, extension 10.

USDA Targeting Six Additional Strains of E. coli in Raw Beef Trim Starting Monday

05/31/2012 03:41 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) next week will begin instituting a zero-tolerance policy for six additional strains of E. coli that are responsible for human illness. Beginning Monday, FSIS will routinely test raw beef manufacturing trim, which is a major component of ground beef, for the six additional strains of E. coli.

Approved Minutes Of Potter County Commissioners Meeting On May 17, 2012