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Saturday, June 23, 2012

The third ticket has been drawn for the Spring Fling raffle

The third ticket has been drawn for the Spring Fling raffle 

Ticket #3 is now drawn...the winner is Mary Giles. We have no idea where she is from because the address is not on her ticket!!! Congratulations are the winner of $25. Remember can still purchase tickets for the raffle...1 more draw and we get in to the $50 tickets!!!!

Andy Kulp
"To Fill A Backpack"
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612
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ATV Rider Died In Hector Township Crash

A Nazareth, PA, ATV rider is dead after the 1995 Polaris Scrambler ATV he was operating at a location along Lehman Hollow Road in Hector Township, Potter County, went over an embankment and landed on top of him.

Isaac Isaiah Irving, 20, of 2325 Old Towne Road, Nazareth, PA, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that was reported at 11:21 PM on Friday night by Potter County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Wingo.

Trooper Derek Weaver of the Coudersport PSP barracks, who investigated, said that Irving was traveling on private property near Lehman Hollow Road when he lost control of the ATV and descended over an embankment.  The ATV landed on Irving. 

Tri-Town EMS & Fire Rescue responded after a companion on another ATV went to a residence and asked them to call 911 and tell them a man had suffered serious injuries in an ATV crash.

A medical helicopter was dispatched along with Medic 6. Responders arriving on scene reported a trauma arrest with an extended down time. The helicopter and Medic 6 were recalled and the coroner was notified. 

Potter County Kennneth Wingo pronounced Irving dead at the scene at 12:10 AM on Saturday. Trooper Weaver was assisted by Tri-Town Fire Rescue & EMS personnel, Trooper Chad Savannah, Corporal Eric McKean, and Potter County Coroner Kevin Dusenbury.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Nazareth. 


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.

Next week, on Wednesday, June 27 the contractor will be setting a daylight signing pattern to close the right lane of Interstate 80 westbound from miles 241 to 242 for traffic line removal and painting work. This work will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

On Thursday, June 28 the contractor will be setting a daylight signing pattern to close the right lane of Interstate 80 westbound from miles 241 to 242 for concrete barrier placement work. This work will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 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.

Raymond Theodore Larson, 96, of Smethport, formerly of Farmers Valley

Raymond Theodore Larson, 96, of Smethport, formerly of Farmers Valley, died Saturday (June 23, 2012) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Ctr., Smethport.

He was born Sept. 7, 1915 in Farmers Valley, a son of August and Mary Dolstrum Larson. On Oct. 16, 1937, in Farmers Valley, PA, he married Madolyn Crouse, who died December 14, 1996.

Mr. Larson attended Farmers Valley schools and Smethport High School.

 He worked in the local oil fields for 25 years and then went to work in heavy construction for S.J. Groves & Co., Minneapolis, MN, where he retired after 30 years as a foreman/ superintendent.

He was a member of the Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460, McKean Lodge #388 F&AM of Smethport, PA.

He is survived by
one daughter: Mary Grogg of Annmoore, WV.
6 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Raymond T. Larson, Jr., 5 brothers, and 4 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10-11 A.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 A.M. with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette Twp.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

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

Dream Big Read 7-12 Galeton Library

Dream Big

“Dream Big, Read” (for grades K-6) begins Thursday, July 12th from 1:00-2:00 pm with a program on bats! There will be a program hosted by the Penn State Extension on Thursday, July 19th from 1:00-2:00 pm (theme is still to be determined). On Tuesday, July 24th from 1:00-2:00 pm we will be investigating the world of owls and on Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00 pm, Bwana Jim will be back with his fun and informative talk and his wonderful, adorable animals! (The Bwana Jim program is open to everyone, regardless of age, so come on down and help us welcome Bwana Jim and his wild, wonderful animals!)

There will also be a “Dream Big, Read” program for children birth through PreK on the same days and times as the K-6 program. For more information, you should leave a message for Kim Holcomb at the Library.

“We Own the Night”, the Teen Summer Reading program (open to everyone age 12 and up) starts July 2nd! First up is Monster Face Painting & Felt Zombie Creation (Monday, July 2 at 1:00pm). On Monday, July 9th at 5:00pm we will be hosting a Monster Panel. If you think you know your monsters, come on down to the Library and go head to head with our experts (Mitch Kreisler, Madness Expert; Gabe Hakvaag, Post-Modern Mythologist; Kevin Coolidge, Cryptid Keeper; and Jen Colson, Nightmare Whisperer)!! The winner will receive bragging rights and the soon-to-be-famous Cup-o-Cthulhu Trophy! Finally, on Monday, July 16th at 5:00pm we will have our Book-n-Movie night featuring "The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill (if you would like to participate in the book-n-movie program, please contact either the Library or Jen Colson so we can order a copy of the book for you.)

The end of the summer party for all three programs will be on August 9th at 1:00 pm. Cake, games and prizes will all be available so don’t forget to come down and celebrate your reading accomplishments!!

Galeton Library Annual Ice Cream Sale

Annual Ice Cream Sale July 4th

The Galeton Library will have their annual ice cream sale at the Fourth of July festival again this year! We will be serving Perry’s Ice Cream and will have Black Raspberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, Butter Pecan, Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Vanilla Peanut Butter to choose from! Come on down and support your local library while enjoying some delicious, refreshing ice cream! (Hours are 5:00-9:00 pm on Friday, July 6th and 1:00-10:00 pm on Saturday, July 7th.)

Also, this year the Library will be having a book sale on Saturday July 7th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. We will be setting up next to the parking lot to the side of the Library. All books will be for sale by donation only so you get to decide how much they’re worth! We have lots of great books so I’m sure we’ll have something you’ve been dying to read.

The Library could use some assistance with both of these events. We really need people to help set up for the book sale between 8:00 and 10:00 am and people who will help dip ice cream during any of the hours the stand will be open. If you can help with either event, please call the Library at 435-2321. Thanks and hope to see you at the Festival!

Thank You Galeton Moose

 Thank You
The Galeton Public Library would like to express deep gratitude to the Galeton Moose for their very generous donation! The Library truly appreciates all donations as they play a huge part in keeping the Library running all through the year. Thank you!

40th annual Cross Fork snake hunt Saturday and Sunday

The Kettle Creek Hose Co. will sponsor the 40th annual Cross Fork snake hunt Saturday and Sunday in Cross Fork, Potter County.

Activities will begin at 7 a.m. and will include a motorcycle show and motorcycle games with cash prizes with $850, raffle drawings for $15,000 in prizes, a horseshoe tournament, flea market, educational seminars, food and more.

Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kettle Creek Hose Co. For more information, contact Larry Hirst at (814) 435-2218, or

Carol Hyde writes:
For anyone and everyone looking for something to do on this beautiful weekend. . . . . . . . Come to Cross Fork ! ! ! !
Today and tomorrow to benefit Kettle Creek Hose Company # 1
40th Annual Cross Fork Snake Hunt
Food, vendors, games for kids
Motorcycle show with $100 prizes in each category
Horseshoe contest

6 nabbed in morning drug sweep

6 nabbed in morning drug sweep
Daily Reporter

BELMONT —Acting on grand jury indictments, officers from several area law enforcement agencies charged six people this morning in a countywide drug sweep.

The six face a total of 32 felony counts after being arrested. The roundup began at around 5:30 a.m. following a briefing at the county Sheriff’s Office.  More....

Fatal fire investigated in Ridgway

Fatal fire investigated in Ridgway

Ridgway police said in a press release an elderly woman was killed early Saturday morning in a house fire.

Police and fire were called to the fire just after 2 o’clock in the morning.  They said the call said someone may be trapped inside.

Police said 89-year-old Elizabeth Verbeck died in the fire.

They said the cause is “undetermined” but is not believed to be suspicious at this time.
6 News and will have more details as they become available.

Brittany Boyer of WJAC News posted this photo on Facebook

Kane Woman Sentenced to State Prison

Kane Woman Sentenced to State Prison
A Kane woman was sentenced Thursday in mcKean County Court to 16 months to three years in state prison. 

35 year-old Kathleen Douglas was accused of collecting $50 from people for the Kane PTO and then signing her name on several checks without authorization. 

Douglas had been charged with theft by deception and forgery.

Frank E. Ruter, Jr., 87, of Coudersport, PA

Frank E. Ruter, Jr., 87, of Coudersport, PA died Friday, June 22, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born on October 1, 1924 in Bitula, PA he was the son of Frank E. Ruter, Sr. and Viva M. Stiles Ruter. On January 9, 1943 in Coudersport he married Dee Gleason who survives.

Mr. Ruter was a longtime resident of the Coudersport area and was well known as a master farmer. He also had a game preserve. He owned and operated the first Polaris snowmobile dealership in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ruter was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, was a charter member of the Potter County Snowmobile Club and, along with his wife, Dee, had been a board member of the Penn State Cooperative Extension. He was an avid bowler, hunter and snowmobiler.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Dee, are five children, Connie (Dan) Wetzel of Coudersport, Sherri (Ernie) Krensel of Valley Forge, PA, Darlene (Eddie) Gilbert of Ivyland, PA, Stacy (Karen) Ruter of Coudersport, Julie (Kevin) Kosa of Ulysses, PA, twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, one brother, Edward (Madeline) Ruter of Addison, NY, three sisters, Eva Robinson and Betty Spong, both of Coudersport, and Jane Kniffen of Corning, NY, a sister-in-law, Leona Ruter of Coudersport, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Chester L. “Chet” Ruter.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Coudersport Alliance Church with pastor Sam Crossley officiating. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport. To share your fondest memories of Frank, please visit



Photos by M. Harrison
Photos by M. Harrison
The 14th annual Galeton Garden Tour and Plant sale will be held on Sunday, June 24 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. This event is sponsored by the Galeton Business and Professional Women and will include 5 gardens in the Galeton and Germania area as well as the plant sale that will be on Main Street. Advance tickets are now on sale for the price of $10.00 each, and will be available for $12 on the Sunday. Tickets are available now at Galeton Drug or by calling Barbara Welfling at (814) 435-6616. Tickets will be available on Sunday at the Plant sale area. Proceeds from this event go into the Galeton BPW’s scholarship award program and also to various community projects. Plants at the sale have all been donated by BPW members and the community. There will also be a drawing for several door prizes including a flower-pot man donated by Robert Mothes of Gaines. Chances for the flower-pot man will be $2.00 each. There are also some Garden Tour raffle tickets still available (also at the plant sale) for several prizes worth up to $100. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. You need not be present to win, but only local prizes will be delivered, all others must be picked up at a designated area – winners will be contacted by phone. This event will be held rain or shine and there will also be refreshments available.

6-23 Recalls

Louisville Slugger Has 3 Full Time Openings At Galeton Mill

Warner Public Auction Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Coudersport, PA

Friday, June 22, 2012

Caller reports ATV rider with serious injuries

Caller reports ATV rider with serious injuries 
on Lehman Hollow near Ulysses. Victim reported in the roadway. Ulysses Dept 47, Medic 6 and Life Net 7-7 have been dispatched. Another ATV rider came to a residence and asked them to call 911.

The second ticket has been drawn for the Spring Fling raffle

The second ticket has been drawn for the Spring Fling raffle
The second ticket has been drawn for the Spring Fling raffle. The winner is Regina Haskins of Coudersport. Ticket #2 wins $25...Congratulations Regina!!!

Andy Kulp
"To Fill A Backpack"
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612
Website: or

Jury finds Sandusky guilty of 45 counts

6 NEWS LIVE: Jury finds Sandusky guilty of 45 counts in child sex abuse case
Jury finds Sandusky guilty of 45 counts in child sex abuse case. Watch 6 News' live coverage on-air, on your phone.

Schedule Posted For Relay For Life At CARP This Weekend

Relay For Life At CARP Starts Saturday
We are in the final hours of the countdown to this year's relay for life at CARP Park in Coudersport, PA.

Unlike previous years, we are doing a Saturday - Sunday event to see if that
increases our turn out. Unfortunately, there are MANY other events happening
the same day, but ours is the only one that goes non-stop for 24 hours, so
anyone that is interested in coming out may still have the opportunity
without having to pick and choose.

We have found enough help to assist with the midnight madness games, but we
are always looking for fill in walkers and others to help throughout the
entire event. There are MANY things going on that everyone can enjoy and
participate in and any help that is given is always welcomed and
appreciated. If you would like to come out and help during the event, just
stop by the DJ booth and see Karen or myself and we will hook you up...

The relay begins Saturday and here is a list of times for the major

9:00AM - Coyote Nites Entertainment will begin playing music to keep the
walkers and attendees entertained for the next 24 hours.

11:00AM - Opening Ceremonies

1:00PM - Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Station (Got some extra hair you
want to donate, come on over).

2:00PM - Silver Sneakers Presentation

2:30PM - Zumba led by Donna Thomas (Come shake your Booty).

5:00PM - Mr. & Miss Relay Contest Begins

6:00PM - Survivor Registration and Reception.

6:00PM - Yogi the Clown will be putting smiles on everyone's faces.

7:00PM - Survivor Caregivers Victory Lap & Ceremonies.

9:00PM - Luminaria Ceremony (This is something that you have to see to
believe and won't want to miss).

11:00PM - Midnight Madness Games begin.
8:00AM - Church Service

9:00AM - Relay Ends and preparation for next year begins.

There will be multiple raffles and other fund raisers by all the teams that
will be going on throughout the entire event.

We all hope that you can stop by and visit for at least a little while at
some point during the event.

Bicyclists Will Be On Area Roads Early Next Week In Cross County Ride For Affordable Housing

Bike & Build Riders On Rt. 6/59 Next Week
31 bicyclists traveling from Providence, RI across the country to Seattle,  Washington will be passing through the northern tier of Pennsylvania early next week.

They are scheduled to be in Wellsboro on Monday, June 25, and Coudersport on Tuesday, June 26, continuing to Warren, PA. on Wednesday.

The Bike & Build group, who pedal their way across the USA to promote affordable housing, are college students or recent graduates. The organization sponsors several cross country trips each year. They normally stop at the Coudersport Alliance Church where they sleep over before going on their way.

With the increased traffic, drivers are cautioned to be on the lookout for these bicyclists, and use caution when encountering them. Flash your headlights to oncoming traffic after you pass them, to warn them of the bicyclists ahead. They usually travel in small groups as opposed to all pedaling together, so you may come across them in several locations.

One of last year's group was tragically killed when she was struck by a car as she reached the top of a hill.

This year's group is presently in New York State where they are assisting Habitat For Humanity with a house build before they continue on their trip.

You can find more information on Bike & Build and the riders, along with a map tracking their progress by clicking HERE.

Police Looking for Missing Jamestown Girl

Police Looking for Missing Jamestown Girl

Jamestown police are asking for help in locating a teenager who has been missing for more than a month.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - Jamestown police have located a missing teenager.
A tip from the public helped officers find 16-year-old Natasha M. Correa at a residence within Jamestown city limits.

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Motorcycle Crash With Injury

Motorcycle Crash With Injury
At 7:21 pm on Friday, Mt. Jewett Ambulance, Medic 5, and QRS 21 have been dispatched to Rt. 219 at the intersection of the Westline Road for a motorcycle accident with injuries.

PFBC Announces Invitation to Apply for State Wildlife Grant Funding

PFBC Announces Invitation
to Apply for State Wildlife Grant Funding
HARRSIBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway today announced an invitation for project applications to the State Wildlife Grant Program. These projects will help address conservation needs for a high-priority conservation project for a Pennsylvania endangered mussel, the Eastern Pearlshell. 
“We look forward to working with our conservation partners across the state to develop the best project for long-term conservation benefits to the Commonwealth,” Arway said.  “This program provides us with a great opportunity to protect these animals, which are important indicators of environmental health.”
Project applications are due by 4 p.m. (Eastern time) on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, and the PFBC anticipates final selection of a project by mid-to-late August.
The federal dollars for this program are awarded to the PFBC from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through the State Wildlife Grants Program.  Awarding funds for any selected projects will be contingent upon availability of funds.
For more information and an application packet, visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website (, select “Grants” from the left-hand column and then “State Wildlife Grant Program.”   Projects must address the topic listed the PFBC SWG 2012 priority topics.


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Democrats Say Welfare Cuts A Major Issue In Budget

ACTION ALERT: As PA Budget Takes Shape, Welfare Cuts Remain a Major Issue

Watch Floor Remarks
May 9, 2012 - Senator Hughes’ floor remarks on Senate Bill 1466 - The Budget Bill
May 9, 2012 - Senator Hughes’ floor remarks on Senate Bill 1466 - The Budget Bill Starting Monday, the legislature will make one final push towards a 2012-13 state budget. The budget deadline is June 30. As we move closer to a budget agreement, I want to provide an update on where things currently stand.
In May, the Senate passed a state budget plan that increased spending to $27.656 billion, adding more than $517 million to Gov. Tom Corbett's original budget plan that was unveiled in February.
Incredibly, the governor sought to eliminate General Assistance funding in his budget plan. This is a cruel cut and a devastating one for many economically-desperate Pennsylvanians. Unfortunately, despite strenuous efforts made by the members of the Senate Democratic caucus we were unable to restore funds for General Assistance in the budget that cleared the Senate.
Our hope was that enough pressure could be applied during House consideration of the budget that the governor would relent and fund this critical line. Based on information we have received concerning the developing budget agreement, the governor has insisted that funds be cut for this line and money diverted to other programs in the General Fund.
General Assistance Funding Cuts: Ignores the Plight of 70,000 Vulnerable Pennsylvanians
I remain deeply troubled and concerned that the needs of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable continue to be ignored in these budget negotiations. Social service and child-care programs are once again feeling the pain of budget cuts.
Watch Senator Hughes on
PCN's Call-in Program on the PA Budget - June 19, 2012

Guests: Sen. Vincent Hughes, (D- Montgomery, Philadelphia) Democratic Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Sen. David Argall (R-Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill), a Republican member on the Senate Appropriations Committee.
We are at a critical moment: 70,000 Pennsylvanians are in dire jeopardy of losing their sole source of income.
The General Assistance program, which provides temporary, but critical support to tens of thousands who do not qualify for any other program but have temporary need of assistance, is set to close on July 1.
Individuals who are disabled, children, women who have been abused, folks trying to get free from drug and alcohol abuse and caregivers of children who are disabled or those without custodial parents are those who benefit from the modest $205 monthly GA payments.
Here is a snapshot of the people who use General Assistance:
  • Women fleeing domestic violence utilize General Assistance for up to nine months. They are using this funding to get themselves out of a dangerous, potentially fatal situation.
  • Those in drug and alcohol treatment use GA funds for no more than nine months as they get treatment and find employment.
  • Disabled individuals who are awaiting their federally-funded Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income.
Senator Hughes joins with PCPA and over 800 participants at a Rally on June 5 to decry human services budget cuts.
Senator Hughes joins with PCPA and over 800 participants at a Rally on June 5 to decry human services budget cuts.
Senator Hughes joins with PCPA and over 800 participants at a Rally on June 5 to decry human services budget cuts. Without any evidence of fraud, waste and abuse in the General Assistance program, elimination of funding is downright dastardly. By eliminating these funds, we are taking away the last resort to a better life for many people. There are no alternatives to General Assistance. Recipients can expect more hardship.
General Assistance saves these individuals from using other, more costly social services such as homeless shelters, foster care, and hospitals, saving the state from further economic burden.
It is imperative that we preserve the General Assistance program.
Cuts to Child Care Hurt Too
The budget proposes additional cuts to child care. The result is that there will be fewer facilities and less access to quality child care for parents that have to work.
Meanwhile, as these funds are being cut out of the Child Care lines ($67.925 million in state dollars) over the past two years, 13,000 children remain on the waiting list for these services.
If these social service and child care programs are not restored in the budget, the devastation will resound throughout the state.
The Governor and House leaders must not backtrack on our efforts to restore critical funding needs. With the June 30 budget deadline looming, I will continue to work toward a budget that makes key restorations to human services programs and reflects the needs of ALL Pennsylvanians.
We must all ramp up our efforts to fight for this critical assistance. I plan to continue discussing this issue with the governor and my colleagues in the Senate Republican leadership.
I strongly encourage you to contact your House member and the governor to protest these cuts. The governor CAN and SHOULD solve this problem.
Read my May 10th edition of On the Issues: Senate Budget Proposal is a First Step, but More Work is Needed
You can find out more specifics about the 2012-13 State Budget and provide your feedback on my website at as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).


 110 Horseshoe Court Drive, ROULETTE, PA
- House hold appliances(tables, table ends, cupboards.)
- Dolls(a lot of them)
- Angels
- Dishes

Chainsaw Accident Injures Man On West Eldred Road

 Chainsaw Injury
At 4:25 pm on Friday, Eldred Boro Ambulance, QRS 18 and Medic 16 have responded to West Eldred Road for a man with a chainsaw injury to his foot.

Gas Migration In Tioga County May Be From Old Abandoned Gas Well

Tioga County Methane Migration: Onetime Geyser Being Brought Under Conrol
State Impact

(Wells­boro, Tioga County) — A geyser of methane-infused water has been reduced to waist-height, as Shell Appalachia works to con­tain mys­te­ri­ous methane migra­tion near a clus­ter of three of its nat­ural gas wells in south­east­ern Tioga County.

The geyser was shoot­ing water more than thirty feet into the air at one point, but Tioga County Emer­gency Ser­vices Coor­di­na­tor Denny Cole­grove said it was down to less than two feet by yes­ter­day evening.

Shell is flar­ing off nearby wells in order to reduce under­ground gas pres­sure. “We’re see­ing that brings down — it depres­sur­izes — the gas that could be con­tribut­ing to migra­tion in the imme­di­ate area,” said Shell spokes­woman Kelly op de Weegh.

Nev­er­the­less, Tioga County has mapped out an evac­u­a­tion plan for the more than 100 peo­ple who live within a two-mile radius of the inci­dent. Cole­grove said he doesn’t think the extended evac­u­a­tion will be needed.

What’s caus­ing the methane migra­tion? The inves­ti­ga­tion is still early, but the pri­mary sus­pect is an unmapped, aban­doned gas well more than 70 years old. Shell is dig­ging near the site to gather more infor­ma­tion. Cole­grove pointed out Tioga County has expe­ri­enced methane migra­tion prob­lems for decades, and “every case that I’m aware of has gone back to improper pro­ce­dures [at extrac­tion sites] that were done decades, or gen­er­a­tions past.”  More.....


The Inn Zone Hunting Club of Ulysses held its 9th annual Youth Fishing Derby on May 26, 2012 at Edco Farms in Ulysses Township. 110 young anglers, ages 12 and under, reeled in t-shirts and loads of prizes along with hundreds of fish.

Raffle prizes went to James Gerhart, Joe Holbrook, Albert White, and Shelley Mohr. 

Proceeds from the raffles were donated to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Association, the Ulysses Library Association, the Ulysses Youth Baseball Association, the Ulysses Cemetery Association and the Parker Hill Cemetery Association. 

Appreciation is expressed to the following for their generous donations: Kountry Market, Moon’s Farm-Yard Center, American Legion & Auxiliary Post 963, Kibbe’s Concrete, American Eagles Motorcycle Club, Hess Equipment, Galeton IGA Foodland, Ackley & Sons, Pine Creek Inn, Wheelers Welding, Dan Freeman, Ruth Crippen, Guy Willow, Allen Mastin, Howard Lehman, Dick & Janice Sawyer, Kris & Doreen Weiss, Andy & Marlene Bacon, Ami Jo Weiss, Cheryl Cahilly, Dot Hilfiger Lerch, Sandra Potter, Bonnie Timmerman, Deb Lewis, Woody & Missy Lewis and Betty Hilfiger. Our apologies to anyone we may have missed.

Thanks to all Inn Zone Hunting Club members and friends who helped make the derby such a huge success with special thanks to Edko Farms and Joel & Darla Kosa. Thanks also to the parents who brought the kids out for a day of fishing and fun.

Esther J. Stebbins, 82, of County Road 31, 6840 Moss Road, Wellsville, NY

WELLSVILLE —Esther J. Stebbins, 82, of County Road 31, 6840 Moss Road, died Thursday (June 21, 2012) at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, following a lengthy illness. Born June 19, 1930, she was the daughter of Gordon K. and Clara M. Wilson Grover. 

In Wellsville, in 1947, she married Patrick Lynch, who died in 1972, and on June 14, 1969, in Stannards, she married Franklin Stebbins, who died April 9, 2000.

Esther had grown up in the Belmont, Wellsville and Andover areas and had attended Belmont Central School. After school, she married Patrick and began her family. She was employed for several years at Main Grill, The Modern Diner and The Cameo Restaurant in Wellsville as a waitress and cook. In 1982, she became employed as a health care worker for Southern Tier Home Health Care, where she was until her retirement in 1995.

Esther enjoyed cooking, knitting, gardening, puzzles and reading. She especially loved her family and her beloved dog, Brody.

She donated baked goods to the Richburg Fire Department.

Surviving are four sons, Patrick Lynch of St. Petersburg, Fla., Michael (Deborah) Lynch of Richburg, W. Tom (Psyche) Lynch of Anaheim, Calif., and Roger (Lisa) Stebbins of Nunica, Mich.; one stepson, Robert Stebbins of Eldred, Pa.; three daughters, Shelia (Robert) Ray of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mary (William) Kramer of Rochester, and Cynthia (John) Buchenhorst of Bradenton, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Dolan of Cheektowaga; a sister-in-law, Peggy Grover of Stannards; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two stepsons, Richard Stebbins and Randy Stebbins, and two brothers, Stan Grover and William Chapman.

Friends may call at the Treusdell Funeral home, Friendship, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where funeral and committal services will be held Monday (June 25, 2012) at 10 a.m. The Rev. Kirk Kirch, pastor of the United Church of Friendship, will officiate and burial will be in the Whitesville Rural Cemetery, Whitesville.

Memorials may be made to the Richburg Fire Department, PO Box 74 Richburg, NY 14774. Send online condolences to

Storm damage closes sections of Route 405 in Northumberland County and Col. John Kelly Road in Union County

Storm damage closes sections of Route 405 in Northumberland County and Col. John Kelly Road in Union County

2:30 p.m. Friday:

Motorists in the Montandon area of Northumberland County are advised that a section of Route 405 in West Chillisquaque Township is currently closed after the recent storm brought down a tree and some power lines.

Route 405 is closed between Route 45 at Montandon and Housels Run Road at this hour.

It is not known how long repairs might take. In the meantime, motorists are advised to take Route 147 as a detour.

Meanwhile, motorists in the Lewisburg area of Union County are advised that a section of Col. John Kelly Road in Kelly Township is currently closed after the recent storm brought down a tree on power lines.

Col. John Kelly Road is closed between Hospital Drive and JPM Road, about a mile west of Route 15 at this hour.

It is not known how long repairs might take. In the meantime, motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

Fishing pole found on Route 6 and Tolls Hollow

Fishing pole found on Route 6 and Tolls Hollow. Identify and claim at Greeley's Auto Parts in Coudersport. Thank you!


 A very beary situation portrayed in photos by Nancy Thomas, Little Marsh, PA

Rep. Martin Causer Updates From Harrisburg

Capitol Update
June 22, 2012
 The latest news from the State Capitol
Budget Process Moving Forward

Budget Hearings Begins Next WeekGov. Tom Corbett and legislative leaders agreed on a framework this week for the 2012-13 state budget. Full details of the $27.656 billion plan are still being finalized, but it is slated to include some restorations of funding for higher education and county human services, as well as block grants for schools.

Our focus throughout budget negotiations has been to enact a fiscally responsible plan based on sustainable revenues and no new or increased taxes. Equally important is ensuring adequate funding for core government services. We will work to ensure the final product strikes this balance.

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House OKs LIHEAP Reform Measure

The state House approved legislation this week to bring accountability to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides heating assistance grants to income eligible Pennsylvanians.

House Bill 1991 requires the Department of Public Welfare to use the Income Eligibility Verification System to ensure applicants for LIHEAP funds legitimately qualify for assistance. The bill also outlines a process for reporting suspected fraud and provides whistleblower protections to the reporters.

The Office of the Auditor General previously identified a significant number of fraudulent claims in LIHEAP over the last several years, and this bill is another important step in our effort to root out waste, fraud and abuse in government programs and services.
Bill Requires Proof of Citizenship for Welfare Benefits

The state House today approved legislation requiring welfare applicants in Pennsylvania to provide proof that they legally reside within the United States in order to receive benefits.

Senate Bill 9, sponsored by Sen. Joe Scarnati, would require welfare applicants to provide identification proving their legal residency or sign an affidavit affirming the legality of their presence in the United States. Also under the bill, the possession or use of an electronic benefits card – known in Pennsylvania as an ACCESS card – by anyone who is not lawfully present in the United State would be a third-degree felony.

Agencies that administer public benefits would have to verify the eligibility of applicants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Systematic Alien Verification of Entitlement (SAVE) program.

The bill now returns to the Senate for its consideration.

Artmobile To Visit 17 Area Public Libraaries This Summer

Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University to send its Artmobile to 17 public libraries this summer

Patrick Alfonso (from left), Brooke Skroback and Miranda Earley prepare to hit the road to inject an art element in the annual summer reading program at 17 area libraries.
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., June 22, 2012 — The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University has again drawn itself into summer reading programs at public libraries across the Twin Tiers.

And taking a cue from this year’s program theme, “Dream Big,” the Quick Center has nearly doubled the number of library stops scheduled by the ArtMobile and its driver/educator Miranda Earley, museum educator at The Quick Center.

“We’ll visit 17 libraries this summer, which is up from about 10 or 11 stops last year,” said Earley. “We’re all over the place – five counties in two states, from Jamestown to Alfred to Port Allegany.”

This is the fourth year that The Quick Center has been invited by local libraries to inject a dose of art into the unified, themed summer reading program held by public libraries across the country.

Earley will load up the ArtMobile with supplies and make two trips to each of the 17 participating libraries. Each hour-long visit will present a lesson and activity aligned with the “Dream Big” theme of the summer reading program.

In Session I, participants will view prints of artwork created by the late Marc Chagall, a Russian artist known for his dreamlike paintings that reflect his favorite childhood memories. Participants will then use a variety of materials to create their own dreamlike mobiles.

In Session II, participants will view photos from The Quick Center’s Native American collection and explore the history of the dream catcher, an object consisting of a web woven around a circular or tear-shaped frame. Hung over the bed of sleeping children, it is said to “catch” bad dreams while letting good dreams through. Participants will build their own dream catcher from materials found in the home.

Earley will be assisted by two students: Patrick Alfonso from Tampa, Fla., a senior at St. Bonaventure majoring in finance and philosophy; and Brooke Skroback, who will be a senior next year at Portville Central School. A budding photographer, Skroback will keep a visual journal of the summer sessions.

Each library hosting the ArtMobile will announce the dates for those visits, the age range of the intended audience, and the procedure for signing up. Those interested are encouraged to contact their library for details.

There is no cost to participants, thanks to support from The Ink Well, an art supply, design, instruction and framing center in Allegany.

“This is really a nice opportunity,” said Earley. “We supply all the materials; all the participants have to do is show up.”

And show up they do, said Tom Sharbaugh, director of Salamanca Public Library. “Our youngsters look forward to the ArtMobile visits each year. The Quick Center does a fantastic job and the kids just love it,” he said.

Evelyn Sabina, curator of education at The Quick Center, said she looks forward each year to expanding the reach of St. Bonaventure’s arts center. “Not everybody can get to this incredible resource, so this allows us to bring The Quick Center to them,” she said. “We’re excited that so many libraries in our area appreciate the connections between literature and art. And we’re also grateful to The Ink Well for sponsoring this summer’s program.”

Participating libraries in New York include those in Alfred, Allegany, Belfast, Canaseraga, Cuba, Ellicottville, Franklinville, Jamestown, Olean, Portville, Randolph, Salamanca, Scio and Whitesville. Participating Pennsylvania libraries include those in Coudersport, Duke Center and Port Allegany.

St. Bonaventure’s Artmobile was purchased and equipped with a $50,000 grant secured in 2009 with the assistance of Sen. Catharine Young of Olean.
About the University: Inspired for more than 150 years by the Catholic Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has announced additional students to its spring dean’s list.

The additional students were not on the original list because they will be attending a different University of Pittsburgh campus for the fall semester and their records were moved to their new Pitt campus before information for the dean’s list was collected.

Dean’s list status is awarded to full-time students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade point average during the Spring 2012 semester.

Earning a 4.0 was Ryan K. Ferguson, a sophomore civil engineering major from Kirkwood.

Other additional students added to the dean’s list were, from Bradford, Shroy S. Mukerjee, a freshman mechanical engineering major; Rachel L. Dennis, a Bridges student; Jing Dong, a sophomore business management major; and Amina Sosic, a Bridges student.

Other students named to the dean’s list were Douglas Chaffee, a sophomore business management major from Erie; Christopher T. Birdsell, a sophomore computer information systems and technology major from New Castle; Joseph T. Grunklee, a junior engineering major from North Wales; Brianna R. Pinckney, a sophomore civil engineering major from Mount Laurel, N.J.; and Jun G. Chang, a sophomore pre-medicine major from Junction City, Kan.



BRADFORD, Pa.—The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold two introductory classes on GPS and geocaching, a popular outdoor activity.

Both classes will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first class, for children ages 7 to 12, will meet on July 28, and the second class, for adults 16 and older, on Aug. 25. The classes will gather at the Kinzua Bridge State Park Pavilion, four miles north of U.S. Route 6 in Mount Jewett on SR 3011.

Participants will learn how to use GPS, how to navigate GPS screens and how to use GPS units to find a geocache. GPS equipment will be provided.

During the course, participants will take a gentle 1.5-mile hike while looking for geocaches along the trails of Kinzua Bridge State Park. Those attending will also learn proper geocaching etiquette.

Participants are asked to pack a lunch and wear comfortable walking shoes. Water will be provided. The course will take place rain or shine.

Children must be registered with and accompanied by an adult. The cost per participant for each course is $20. Class size is limited to 15 students.

For more information or to register, contact Pitt-Bradford’s Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at (814)362-5078 or at

2nd Meeting of the Anti-Bullying Coalition will be held at Directions In Independent Living. July 8th

The 2nd Meeting of the Anti-Bullying Coalition will be held at Directions In Independent Living. July 8th 2012 7:00pm.

o Sunday, July 8, 2012

o 7:00pm

Directions In Independent Living

The 2nd Meeting of the Anti-Bullying Coalition at Directions In Independent Living. July 8th 2012 7:00pm.

If anyone is interested in attending or would like more information please let me know. Pam 814-558-0909 or

Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in its Family Caregiver Support Program

Openings In County’s Caregiver Support Program

seniorwomancaregiverPotter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in its Family Caregiver Support Program. It’s designed to assist those who are caring for older relatives or friends and helping them to stay at home and remain as independent as possible. Programs provide monthly reimbursement for respite services, so that the caregiver can take a break, let someone else prepare meals, help with personal care or clean. Reimbursement is also available for assistive devices (bedside commode, lift chair, etc) and for home modifications (ramps, grab bars, stair lifts) on a limited basis. Reimbursement is made directly to the caregiver; however, family members cannot be paid for providing the care
The State Family Caregiver Program requires the caregivers to live with the older relative they are caring for, while the Federal Family Caregiver Program allows for the care receiver and caregiver to live separately. The federal program allows for caregivers who are not related to the care recipient. There are currently openings for the state program. The county agency is also taking referrals for the federal program to be placed on a waiting list.

Reimbursement rates for services and supplies vary, based upon household income, and range from $200 to $300 per month. An additional funding source covers home modifications and assistive devices, to a maximum lifetime amount up to $2,000. For more information, contact Rhoda at 814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.