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Saturday, July 7, 2012

PSP Strike Force To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints In McKean County In July

McKean County will be the focus of Pennsylvania State Police Troop C Checkpoint Strike Force Initiative in July. In accordance with Pennsylvania State Police directives, sobriety checkpoints will be conducted on roads in McKean County that have a high incidence of alcohol related crashes.

Friendship Man Charged With DWI

No Injury In One Car Crash On Exit 26 of I-86

Wellsville Man Arrested For DWI

Two Injured In Crash On Olean-Portville Road

Update for Route 255 Project in St Marys, Week of July 9

Elk County
Update for Route 255 Project in St Marys, Week of July 9
St Marys – Work to improve Route 255 in Fox Township and St Marys is underway. The work zone stretches from the Route 948 intersection in Fox Township to the intersection for Tractor Supply. Once the project completes in late summer 2013, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient. PennDOT will issue regular updates on this project.

Activity the week of July 9 will include work from approximately Greenbriar Drive (T-593) to the intersection at Tractor Supply.

• Changing traffic patterns: The northbound and southbound travel (right) lanes will be closed 24 hours a day/7 days a week until the work listed below is complete. The northbound and southbound passing lanes will remain open to through traffic.

• The contractor will be removing and replacing concrete curb.

• The contractor will be performing drainage work.

• The contractor will be benching existing slopes and placing rock armor.

• Motorists are advised to watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Traffic congestion may be heavy at times and motorists need to use caution and remain patient.

Overall work includes concrete repair, paving, installation of overhead signage, drainage improvements, concrete curbing, guide rail updates, and pavement markings.

This project is expected to overlap with PennDOT’s other Route 255 project that will begin in 2013. That project will stretch from the Tractor Supply intersection to Route 120 in downtown St Marys. All work is weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Inc. is the contractor on this $6.3 million project.

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I-80 Columbia County work zone update for next week

I-80 Columbia County work zone update for next week

Here is the latest update on scheduled lane restrictions in the I-80 work zone around Mifflinville in Columbia County for the week of July 9.

The right lane of I-80 westbound at Exit 242 (Mifflinville) will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12, for work on the bridge over Route 339 at the interchange.

As a reminder, the westbound Mifflinville on-ramp remains closed and will remain that way until traffic is switched onto the new structures in late August or mid-September. This is due to merging traffic safety concerns in the narrowed two-lane area.

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

Motorcycle Accident On West Washington Street In Corydon Township

Motorcycle Crash On West Washington St.
At 10:00 pm on Saturday, Bradford City Ambulance & Corydon Township Fire Dept. are responding to a motorcycle accident on West Washington Street where one person is reported injured.

2012 District 8 Babe Ruth Tournament

Potter McKean defeated State College 12 to 5.

Paul Burdick Sports Images          Phone (H) - 814-274-8772                                             (C)  - 814-598-7915


A Few Photos From Galeton Parade

 Barbara Welfling, Nancy Bradley and Maxine Harrison from the Galeton Business and Professional Women’s club served as parade judges and got all dressed up for the occasion.

 The Women of the Moose did a “Zumba” float and dancercised for everyone.

 The Hitmen Brass Band surrounded Police Chief Chris Brackman while playing the theme to the Untouchables.

Thanks to Chip & Maxine Harrison For Sharing their photos.

Some Of Saturday's Storm Damage In Coudersport

Storm Damage In Coudersport On Saturday

Photos shared by Shirlee Leete

Ridgway Firefighters Respond To Commercial Fire Alarm

Cross Streets: WATER ST * PENN AVE
7/7/2012    8:21:09 PM

Black & White (and scared) dog found in Roulette during the thunderstorm

This little lady came running into the home of a friend of mine in Roulette

 Zoey is being reunited with her family right now!!

Investigators Determine Cause Of Fatal Fire Was Accidental

Fatal Ridgway Fire Cause Was Accidental
A joint investigation was conducted by the State Police Fire Marshal, Ridgway Borough Police Department and Ridgway Fire Department in conjunction with the Elk County Coroner's Office, Elk County District Attorney, Nationwide Insurance Company and Maltase Fire Investigation of Granville, W. Va. has concluded regarding the fire on June 23 on Center Street in Ridgway that claimed the life of Elizabeth Verbeck, 89.

It was determined that the cause of the fire was accidental in nature. A reading lamp was clipped to the headboard of the bed. The lamp became dislodged from the bed for an unknown reason. Evidence recovered at the scene demonstrates the lamp was on at the time of the fire. The 60-watt incandescent light bulb came in contact with bedding materials and subsequently ignited the fire. 

Verbeck was unable to escape the building and was found deceased at the scene by the Ridgway Fire Department.

Reward Offered For Black Lab Missing From Allentown, NY Area

Black Lab Missing From Allentown
Could you please post about our black lab that went missing last night. We were at Allegany Memorial Speedway (gocart track) in Allentown, NY. They had set off some fireworks and he took off. He answers to Ranger, very friendly. He is all black, 4yrs old, but smaller than normal lab, he is missing some hair on both sides of hip area. There is a $100 dollar reward for his safe return. Please call 814-698-2641 or email with any info. 

Thank you

Ambulance Called For Victim Of 4 Wheeler Accident

4 Wheeler Accident In Bradford
At 12:51 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Ambulance has been dispatched to 138 1/2 Allegany Avenue for  a 4 wheeler accident victim.

7-7 Recalls

New Jersey Firm Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Man Injured When Tractor Overturns

Trauma Rescue In Port Allegany
At 9:20 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and EMS responded to a trauma rescue on the pipeline off Forest Road in Liberty Township, east of Port Allegany. 

A family member said Marvin Caskey Jr. suffered multiple injuries when his tractor overturned. A medical helicopter was summoned to a landing zone at the Seneca Inn along Rt. 6. Mercy Flight transported Mr. Caskey to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Registration Open Now for Music Classes With Rachel Bell

Part Time Cook Needed At Mosch's Tavern In Coudersport

Open House For Employment Opportunities At Krise Bus Service

Register For 4th Annual Joe Lundy Co-Ed Memorial Mushball Tournament

2 Vehicle Crash With Injury In St. Marys

Cross Streets: ASH ST * SORG ST
7/6/2012 10:26:41 PM

Local Girls Compete In National Gymnastics Championships

More than 1,500 athletes from around the country competed in the YMCA National Gymnastics Championships last weekend in Milwaukee, including Cassie Frey and Kamme Guisto, of Emporium. Here's the highlight can see Cass at the :42 mark

Caleb's 5K & 10K Run For Melanoma Cancer Research

Daggett and Millerton fire departments to tree fire

Millerton, Tioga County PA.

Daggett and Millerton fire departments dispatched per Tioga County Emergency Operations Center to a tree on fire in the woods off of Trowbridge Station Road which is off of Route 328 West of Millerton, PA.



Yoga in the Park, with certified Yoga instructor Brenna Francis, will be starting at Lyman Run State Park on Wednesday, July 18 from 7 – 8 pm.     

Interested persons will need to pre-register as space is limited.  The drop-in fee of $10 per class can be paid at class time and anyone who has never tried Yoga before, can try their first lesson for free.  Comfortable, lose clothing is recommended along with a yoga mat  - although some mats will be available to borrow if you do not have one.  The class will be meeting at the park pavilion.  If there is severe weather, the class will be cancelled until the following week. 

Yoga is an excellent way to gain flexibility, reduce stress and calm the mind and body.  The outdoor setting with the sounds of nature around you only adds to the tranquility of the experience.  If you’ve been wanting to try Yoga, this is a great opportunity to do so.  Yoga in the Park is being sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run – a volunteer group and chapter of the PA. Parks and Forests Foundation. 

 Please preregister by either calling the Lyman Run State Park office at (814) 435-5010, or if you also have questions you may call and register with instructor Brenna Francis at  (828)- 231-8184 or email her at

2012 has been declared as “The Year of Living Playfully!”….why not start now by  attending a program at your nearby state park!

Coudersport Ambulance To Ross Glen Road

At 7:32 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Ross Glen Road for a medical emergency.

Mary L. Cieslewicz, 83, of DuBois, PA, formerly of McKeesport, PA

White Oak - Mary L. Cieslewicz, 83, of DuBois, PA, formerly of McKeesport, died Friday (July 6, 2012) in Christ the King Manor, DuBois, PA.

She was born March 12, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of Fiore and Electra Ferrone DeJulius. On August 29, 1949, in Glassport, PA, she married Vincent Paul Cieslewicz, Sr., who died January 15, 2010.

Mrs. Cieslewicz was a graduate of Glassport High School and was a former employee of DeJulius & Company. For the majority of her life, she was a homemaker tending to the needs of her family.

She is survived by
one daughter: Linda M. (Alain Peyron) Bechtel of Cincinnati, OH
three sons: Rev. Vincent P. (Wendy) Cieslewicz, Jr. of Smethport, PA, Mark W. (Mary Jo) Cieslewicz of Greenock, PA, Jeffrey (Roseann) Cieslewicz, Sr. of North Huntingdon, PA
Eleven grandchildren: Vincent P. (Nicole) Cieslewicz, III, Katie, Matthew, and Sara Cieslewicz, Jeff (Catrina) Bechtel, Roland (Gloria) Bechtel, IV, Joseph Bechtel, Elizabeth (Frank) Izzo, Jean’Paul Peyron, Jeffrey Cieslewicz, Jr., and Gina (Ken) Carl
10 great grandchildren
one sister: Marlene Raszewski of McKeesport, PA, and a sister-in-law, Mary DeJulius of Glassport, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Tuesday, at 10 A.M., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, PA, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslwicz, Jr. as Celebrant and the Rev. Leonard Stoviak, pastor as Concelebrant. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum, North Versailles, PA.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., White Oak, PA and the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport, PA.

Fire Dept. Rescue Unit To Assist Ambulance

Rescue Dispatched
At 5:51 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. rescue unit was called to Roosevelt Avenue to assist Port Allegany Ambulance with a fall victim.

Coudersport Ambulance to St. Eulalia's Parish Hall

At 3:29 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to St. Eulalia's Parish Hall for a medical emergency.

Kimberly Garcia, midwife and OB/GYN, To Present Programn At Hamlin Library Tuesday

Kimberly Garcia, midwife and OB/GYN will be presenting information on the changing states of a woman’s body at the Hamlin Memorial Library at 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 10th. 

Garcia will explain the steps that woman’s body goes through in order to provide a better understanding of how to maintain a healthy body. 

Garcia is the first and only midwife and  OB/GYN in McKean County.  She is employed by the Bradford Regional medical Center. She has a master’s and a doctorate degree in nursing, along with more than 20 years of experience in the field.

David E. Pennell, Sr., 62, of 10 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA

David E. Pennell, Sr., 62, of 10 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, passed away Thursday, July 5th, at The Pavilion at BRMC surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 29, 1950 in Cuba, NY he was a son of the late Daniel G. and Marilynne (Blackmon) Pennell. Mr. Pennell was a 1969 graduate of Salamanca High School.

On October 3, 2000 in Salamanca he married Tammy L. (Harvey) Pennell who survives him.

He worked in various capacities in the Hardwood Lumber Industry and was a gifted carpenter. He was last employed at Salamanca Lumber retiring due to his illness.

Mr. Pennell was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife Tammy of 12 years, and two sons David (Jill) Pennell, Jr., of Salamanca, Dillon (Kaylle) Pennell, of Bradford,10 grandchildren, one sister, Cheri Pennell, of Enoch, UT, three brothers, Terry (Helena) Pennell, of Killbuck, Daniel (Cindy) G. Pennell, of Little Valley, and Scott (Annabelle) Pennell, of Claymont, DL and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter Tiffany Rose Pennell.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Funeral services are private and will be held at the convenience of family in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. Memorials if desired may be made to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be made at

Causer Announces Senior Expos In Bradford & Roulette For 2012

white and tan male cocker spaniel roaming on Ross Street

There is a white and tan male cocker spaniel roaming around on Ross Street down across from the high school. The dog is not wearing a collar.

Electrocution Reported On Rt. 660 Near Mansfield

Live Wires--Electrocution Reported
At 1:30 pm on Friday, Fire & EMS personnel from Mansfield are responding to an electrocution on Route 660. Dispatch reports there was some type of oversize load delivery at the location. A man in a bucket truck is reported the victim of electrocution with live wires, man reported still in bucket. A helicopter has been requested. A Rural Electric service truck in the area is responding to assist, but it is not their lines involved. Wellsboro Fire Police dispatched for traffic control.
Today at 13:29 Mansfield Fire and EMS were dispatched along with Soldiers and Sailors Medic 2 to Route 660 for a person in a bucket truck electrocuted with live wires still on him. Fire and EMS from Mansfield arrived to find that coworkers had been able to extricate the man from the wires and had begun resuscitation efforts. Wellsboro was then dispatched to assist with traffic control and closing the road. Wellsboro ambulance assisted Mansfield Ambulance with lifting assistance on scene as well. The patient was then transported to a medical care facility and later flown by helicopter.

New Hours For Oswayo Valley Memorial Library

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

The library has new hours beginning this month. The library will now be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-8 and Fridays from 10-6.

The winner of our Ka-Bar Tanto raffle was Don Chappell. Congratulations, Don!

The library will be hosting “Lunch @ the Library the next two Wednesdays (11th and 18th) from 11:30 to 1:30. The meal will include a hot dog, chips, fruit and a drink for $3.00. Individual items are available for $1.00 each.

Summer Reading began on June 13th with the over-all theme of “Dream Big- Read!”. We had 32 children registered the first week and discussed “Dreams & Wishes”. Week two was all about nocturnal animals and we had a visit from Bwana Jim and his animals. Our guest reader that week was Katie Duell. Week three brought about a visit from Bonnie Surra who taught us all about stars and space. Sarah Rhodes visited to read to the children. Summer reading will resume on July 11th with remaining topics of monsters, s’more fun campfire and pajama party. Check out pictures of the fun we’ve had on our Facebook page at

Fran Fox retired at the end of June after 14 years of service to the Oswayo Valley community as assistant librarian. She is really going to be missed, especially by her story hour attendees.

The library’s book discussion group will meet July 30th at noon 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 continues to meet every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They are always happy to add new members! If you don’t knit or crochet, there’s always someone available and willing to teach!

A memorial was given by Gas Field Specialists in memory of Delores Evingham.

You can search our card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve. “Like” our Facebook page ( to keep informed on events at the library.

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.

MAQUET Initiates Class I Recall of the FLOW-i Anesthesia System

07/06/2012 12:04 PM EDT
Maquet Critical Care AB and MAQUET Medical Systems USA today issued the following update regarding its voluntary worldwide field correction for its C20, C30 and C40 FLOW-i Anesthesia Systems. The recall was related to a software problem with the MAN/AUTO switch used for changing between manual and automatic ventilation modes.

BI-LO Issues Class II Recall On Southern Home Brand Bacon Ranch Salad Mix & Creamy Parmesan Salad Mix

07/05/2012 09:46 PM EDT
Today BI-LO announced an immediate Class II voluntary recall of two store brand products, the Southern Home Bacon Ranch Salad Mix and the Southern Home Creamy Parmesan Salad Mix. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the reason for the recall is the potential for the product to contain small metal fragments.

Genesee Dispatched For Land Rescue

Genesee Dispatched For Land Rescue
At 12:30 pm on Friday, Genesee Station 37 has been dispatched to their station for a land rescue.
At 12:55 pm--Wellsville Rescue Units and Medic 700 have been dispatched to assist Genesee with this land rescue on Grover Hollow Road.

Department of Health: Hot Weather Poses Serious Health Risks

Department of Health: Hot Weather Poses Serious Health Risks

Harrisburg – With many areas expecting dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity again this weekend, the Department of Health is reminding Pennsylvanians to take simple steps to prevent heat-related illness.

“Temperatures may feel over 100 degrees or more in many areas, so taking the proper precautions against heat-related illness will be very important,” said Department of Health Secretary Dr. Eli Avila.

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

Poor air quality often associated with hot weather can add to the health risks. Ground-level ozone, a key component of smog, forms during warm weather when pollution from vehicles, industry, households and power plants “bakes” in the hot sun. Young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities when this occurs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Never leave your children or pets in vehicles.

The two most common types of heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which is more serious.

Someone suffering from heat stroke may experience a body temperature above 103 degrees; red, hot, and dry skin; rapid, strong pulse; throbbing headache; dizziness; nausea; confusion; and unconsciousness. If someone is experiencing heat stroke, call for emergency medical assistance via 911 and attempt to cool the person off in a shady place while waiting for help to arrive. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.

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

During heat waves, many communities and organizations such as senior centers set up “cooling stations” offering residents shelter from the heat. Contact your local government for information on cooling station locations. Additionally, many of Pennsylvania’s 52 Area Agencies on Aging are ready to assist older adults during dangerously hot weather. To learn more, visit

Barkpeelers Festival, July 7 & 8 at PA Lumber Museum

The Potter County Farmers' Market every Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Several local farmers will brave the heat to set up on the courthouse square in Coudersport beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday. 

Available this week at the Potter County Farmers' Market are the following: strawberries, raspberries, currants, kale, peas in the shell, limited quantity of new potatoes, Swiss chard, red onions, Chioggia beets, string beans, hot peppers, green peppers, fresh garlic bulbs, fresh herbs including basil, dill, Italian parsley, jams, jellies, preserves, maple syrup. 

Sharon will have her painted antique maple buckets and lids. There will also be a selection of fruiting trees, shrubs and vines and locally-made potting soil (a blend of 1/3 Potter County loamy top soil, 1/3 aged manure compost and 1/3 peat moss with aragonite (sea shell flour) and Fertrell Special Starter added to the mix). 

Many of the growers accept the Pennsylvania Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks.


Part Time Cook Needed At Mosch's Tavern In Coudersport

Open House For Employment Opportunities At Krise Bus Service

Hazel's Auto Sales In Hebron Center Offers Great Deals On Used Vehicles

Garden Specials At BG's Engine Clinic In Roulette

Register Now--Next Session Begins Saturday

Cutting Edge Gymnastics was created to offer an opportunity for children in the Potter and McKean County areas to develop group interaction, friendship, dedication, and determination through the sport of gymnastics.

Gymnastics improves motor skills and spatial awareness and instills self confidence, discipline, and provides a quality athletic experience with the importance of having fun!

Our program offers preschool and progressive gymnastics to boys and girls ages 3-18 along with a USAG women’s competitive program for levels 3 through 9. Our program and competitive team is run by a very experienced coaching staff that is USAG Safety Certified to provide a Cutting Edge experience for your gymnast and family.

We are a family oriented program and would love for your gymnast to become part of our gym family. Each session runs on a 5 week session.(Saturdays). 

The next session will begin July 7, 2012.

Classes will fill up quickly so please contact us as soon as possible to register your child, or you may register online. We look forward to working with your gymnast! Please see our web-site at . Or you may call Pam at 814-558-3560. Please leave message.

Registration Open Now for Music Classes With Rachel Bell

Emporium Man Charged Again In Separate Incident

An Emporium man who recently was arrested for entering a woman's home and sexually assaulted her is in more trouble.

Adam Troy Eckert, 32, of 226 W. 4th Street, Emporium, PA, was charged by State Police on Thursday with Indecent Assault, Corruption of Minors, Simple Assault, Selling or Furnishing Liquor to Minors (2 Counts), and Harassment.

Trooper Christopher D. Bock, said Eckert furnished alcohol to a known 18 year old female from Kane and a known 16 year old female from Emporium in the area of 226 W. 4th Street in the borough on 6/26/27, 2012. He then assaulted the 18 year old female.

Eckert was arraigned before District Judge Barry Brown who set bail at $25,000., accepting 10%. Eckert was unable to post bail and was re-committed to jail.

Police & Fire Personnel Searched For Driver In Rollover Crash

State Police at Emporium investigated a rollover crash on Route 120 in the area of Hercules Hollow Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County, last Friday at 12:15 AM, but couldn't find the driver who fled the scene.

Trooper Paul Mall said the crash occurred as the vehicle was traveling west on Route 120 when the operator lost control on a slight left curve. The vehi9cle spun clockwise impacting the guard rail located along the north berm.  After impact, the vehicle continued to spin clockwise and rolled onto it's roof coming to final rest in the middle of the road. The operator fled the scene. 

An area search was conducted by Cameron Company 14 and State Police. The operator was not located. The vehicle was removed by Ramsey's Towing. The investigation is continuing.

Candle Light Memorial Service July 13

Parents Meeting and Football Camp!

Attention Coudersport Youth Football - Pee Wee and Pony Players!
Parents Meeting and Football Camp!
When: Saturday, July 14th
Where: Coudersport High School
Time: 9am to12pm (*Parents meeting during camp @ 11:00am)
Free T-shirts to all Campers! Bring your water bottles!
Contact Tina Hite @ for any questions

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Park United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School

Park United Methodist Church will be having Vacation Bible School here in our Education Building beginning Monday, July 23rd to Friday, July 27th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

It is titled, "SonRise National Park Vacation Bible School" and any child who is age 4 and up is invited to attend!

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:19

Please register your child at our church office by calling 274-9365 and leave a message if no one answers your call.

We hope to see you there!

Triple MAG airs on Sunday July 8, 2012 at 9:30 am

Come watch a local Coudersport family in the debut of their outdoor television show. Triple MAG airs on Sunday July 8, 2012 at 9:30 am on the ROOT SPORTS channel. For local Zito customers it is channel 34 (Coudersport area).



ST. MARYS, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will introduce its new plan to offer its associate of arts degree in liberal studies in St. Marys at open houses July 17 and 26.

The open houses will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. July 17 and noon to 4 p.m. July 26 in the lobby of the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties, 4 Erie Ave., St. Marys, for those who are interested in a two-year degree or courses available in St. Marys.

Students in the program have the option to pursue either a course of general studies or include a series of criminal justice courses. The courses will be delivered either in person, online or through interactive television instruction.

All of the courses scheduled for the fall semester take place after 4 p.m., with most starting at 6 p.m., noted Bob Dilks Jr., director of transfer and nontraditional student recruitment, making them more available to students who work during the day.

The criminal justice course sequence will cover a broad range of topics that can apply to a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice offered on the Bradford campus or toward another degree.

The program is designed to be completed in two years, although students with previous college experience could potentially transfer those college credits into the program.

Criminal justice topics during the two-year series will include causes of crime, drug trafficking, police use of force, terrorism, ethics, incarceration and recidivism, juvenile justice, search and seizure, racial profiling and community-based corrections.

Students who do not wish to pursue the criminal justice courses can substitute other online courses.

Courses planned on site for the fall semester are Introduction to Criminal Justice, English Composition I and Fundamentals of Mathematics. Violence and Crime and American Political Process will be delivered by interactive television.

Dilks and a member of the faculty will be available at the open house to answer questions about the program, transferability and financial aid.

For more information, contact Dilks at 1-800-872-1787 or More information is also available on the Pitt-Bradford website at

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at Pitt-Bradford at (814)362-7609 or

Memorial Service Saturday For Dylan Langworthy

Dylan M. Langworthy, age 19, son of Sheri Linden and Michael Langworthy, passed away June 29th, 2012 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held on July 7th, 2012 at 11:00am at the Gospel Tabernacle Church of Coudersport, Pennsylvania. 

All are welcome to attend.

Galeton Library News

Galeton Library's First Ever Monster Panel will be on Monday July 9th at 5pm!! If you think you know your monsters, come on down to the Library and go head to head with our monster experts: Mitch Kreisler, Madness Expert; Gabe Hakvaag, Post-Modern Mythologist; Kevin Coolidge, Cryptid Keeper; and Jen Colson, Nightmare Whisperer. The winner (or winners -- you may work in teams) will receive bragging rights and the one and only and soon to be famous Cup-O-Cthulhu!! Prove your worth and defeat the experts and soon everyone will be talking about you!

4,700 Gallons Of Acid Spill At Bradford County Drilling Site

4,700 Gallons Of Acid Spill At Bradford County Drilling Site

By Scott Detrow 
State Impact  
There’s been another acci­dent at a north­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia drilling site: 4,700 gal­lons of hydrochlo­ric acid spilled at a Leroy Town­ship, Brad­ford County well pad oper­ated by Chief Oil and Gas on Wednesday.
The spill comes two weeks after a thirty-foot methane geyser erupted near a Shell nat­ural gas well in nearby Union Town­ship, Tioga County.
Leroy is the same town­ship where a Chesa­peake Energy well suf­fered a 10,000-gallon frack­ing fluid blowout in 2011.    

Car Damaged In Garage On Sweden Hill Road

Sweden Township Police Department
7/4/2012 til this AM 7/5/2012 @ approximately 9:45 am Unknown person/s entered the garage of a Sweden Hill Rd. man and damaged his auto, by breaking the glass in the back D Side window then pried the door from the frame - warping it and then removed the inner door skin to the same door and then threw it into the back seat of the auto. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 911 or 274-0654, you will remain anonymous.

NY State Police Investigate 1 Car Property Damage Crash

NY State Police Investigate 1 Car Property Damage Crash

Property Damage Accident In Town of Alma

 NY State Police Investigate 2 car Crash


Jim Surkovich Named Assistant District Executive for Maintenance in PennDOT District 2

Jim Surkovich Named Assistant District Executive for Maintenance in PennDOT District 2

Clearfield – Jim Surkovich has been named as Assistant District Executive for Maintenance in PennDOT District 2, according to Kevin Kline, PennDOT District 2 Executive.

“Jim brings decades of experience to his new assignment and we are confident that his leadership will be an asset as PennDOT continues its efforts to modernize and elevate customer service. Jim’s PennDOT knowledge in general and his maintenance knowledge in particular will allow him to jump into his new responsibilities quickly.” Kline said.

In his new position, Surkovich will oversee the day-to-day maintenance efforts of 670 employees across the nine counties served by District 2, as well as maintenance staff in the District Office. District 2 covers Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties and maintains more than 3,700 miles of state-owned roadway and more than 2,200 state-owned bridges.

Surkovich began permanent employment with PennDOT in the spring of 1981. He has served the District in many capacities including Bridge Engineer and most recently served as the Maintenance Operations Engineer. He officially began his new duties June 25.

Surkovich, is a Civil Engineer graduate of Penn State University and holds his Professional Engineers license. He and his wife Sherri reside in Clearfield with their dog Max.


07/05/2012 12:53 PM EDT

This voluntary recall is being conducted due to the discovery of visible crystalline particulate matter in a small number of vials within the lots listed above. The particulate matter has been identified as active drug substance and not foreign material or contamination.

Roulette Dispatched For Landing Zone For Helicopter

LZ At Buckler's For Lifenet 7-7
At 1:07 pm on Thursday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to set up a landing zone at Buckler's Transport for Lifenet 7-7 helicopter with an ETA of 20 minutes.

DCED: Venture Capital Investments Support New Companies, Job Growth

DCED: Venture Capital Investments Support New Companies, Job Growth

Harrisburg – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), through the New
Pennsylvania Venture Capital Investment Program, today approved $5.5 million
investment to help two early-stage companies grow and create jobs in

“Governor Corbett is committed to providing entrepreneurs and new companies
with the start-up capital needed to grow their businesses and produce jobs,” said
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker.
“Today’s investments will provide early-stage technology companies with the
venture capital and equity financing they need to jump-start their businesses and
create new jobs.”

The New PA Venture Capital Investment Program generates significant private
equity investment by requiring the venture capital firm to provide a match of three
dollars into Pennsylvania companies for every one dollar in state funding. With this
investment, the CFA has now committed $50.4 million of the $60 million available
to venture capital partnerships for investment in Pennsylvania-based technologyoriented

The CFA will make a $4 million investment in Draper Triangle Partners III LLC (DTV
III), a $100 million fund. DTV III will make 15 to 20 investments with an average
target of $500,000 to $2.5 million per investment – approximately $50 million of
these investments will be in Pennsylvania. Through this relationship, the CFA
investment will result in an additional $46 million of private venture capital
investments for Pennsylvania companies; far in excess of the three-to-one required

Draper Triangle Partners III is a Pittsburgh-based limited partnership being
organized with the objective of achieving significant capital appreciation through a
portfolio of equity and equity-related investments in companies typically located in
western and central Pennsylvania. The fund will seek to invest in seed and earlystage
emerging technology companies.

The CFA also approved a $1.5 million investment in NextStage Capital II LP
(NextStage II), a $25 million fund. NextStage II will make 15 to 21 investments
with an average target of $500,000 to $2 million per investment. Through this
relationship, the CFA investment will result in an additional $15 million of private
venture capital investments for Pennsylvania companies.

Based in Audubon, Montgomery County, NextStage II is an early-stage venture
capital fund being organized with the objective of investing entirely in seed and
early-stage software and technology-enabled services (software as a service) stage
companies. The fund will focus on investments in the state’s northern and central
regions, and in Philadelphia.

The New PA Venture Capital Investment Program is a catalyst to increase the
availability of venture capital investment in Pennsylvania early stage and “seed”
companies. The program is administered by the Department of Community and
Economic Development, under the direction of the CFA.

For more information about the New PA Venture Capital Investment Program, or
other community and economic development initiatives, visit or
call 1-866-466-3972.

Scam Calls Soliciting Seniors In Area


Today I received a SCAM call with a very official sounding announcer with the following recorded message:
If you are a senior citizen, or know somebody that is a senior citizen that may be in need, please listen closely to the following information. Each year there has been a significant rise in the number of senior citizens suffering death and serious life-threatening injuries from a delay in response times from medical emergencies, fires, burglaries or even just a simple fall. The American Heart Association and American Diabetic Association are urging all seniors to get a personal life-saving emergency medical alert system for their home. For the first time, the American Senior Benefits Program is providing senior citizens with this life-saving emergency medical alert equipment at no charge to seniors…

It obviously sounded too good to be true, so I Googled it and came up with the following information:

Basically, it is a SCAM and they will bill seniors $29.99 per month for their service.

The frightening thing is that it sounded so official and real that I am betting a lot of senior citizens will be taken up by this. Please alert your loved ones about this new (at least new to me) SCAM that is circulating the Coudersport area now.

Carrie Morley

Alumni Charity Events This Weekend

Roulette Ambulance to Fisk Hollow Road

At 12:11 pm on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Fisk Hollow Road in Clara Township for an illness call.

Motorcycle Accident On Rt. 59 Reported

Motorcycle Accident With Injury
At 11:50 am on Thursday, Fire & EMS have been called to Route 59 near the entrance to Rimrock for a motorcycle accident with one female reported injured.

2 Vehicle Crash On Sizerville Road

Cross Streets: DRUM RD * FOUR MILE RD
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
7/5/2012 11:40:36 AM

We have FOUND our German Shorthair puppy

We have lost our German Shorthair puppy

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Registration Open--Next Session Starts July 7th

Cutting Edge Gymnastics was created to offer an opportunity for children in the Potter and McKean County areas to develop group interaction, friendship, dedication, and determination through the sport of gymnastics.

Gymnastics improves motor skills and spatial awareness and instills self confidence, discipline, and provides a quality athletic experience with the importance of having fun!

Our program offers preschool and progressive gymnastics to boys and girls ages 3-18 along with a USAG women’s competitive program for levels 3 through 9. Our program and competitive team is run by a very experienced coaching staff that is USAG Safety Certified to provide a Cutting Edge experience for your gymnast and family.

We are a family oriented program and would love for your gymnast to become part of our gym family. Each session runs on a 5 week session.(Saturdays). 

The next session will begin July 7, 2012.

Classes will fill up quickly so please contact us as soon as possible to register your child, or you may register online. We look forward to working with your gymnast! Please see our web-site at . Or you may call Pam at 814-558-3560. Please leave message.

Blood Drive Thursday, July 5 At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport