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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Teen Driver Facing Charges After West Branch Crash

A Galeton Teenager and his passenger were not hurt when their vehicle crashed off West Branch Road, 4/10 mile east of Sunken Branch Road in West Branch Township on July 26 at 2:00 am.

Alex G. McFall, 18, of Galeton, PA, was driving a 2005 Dodge Neon east along West Branch Road. Wlhile negotiating a left hand turn, McFall lost control causing the right side tires to exit the right edge of the roadway. McFall then corrected the vehicle back onto the roadway, then again exiting the right side of the roadway, this time striking a utility pole with the passenger side front end.

McFall and his passenger, Brett W. Gleason, 20, of Gaines, PA, were not wearing seat belts. They left the scene of the crash on foot and failed to immediately notify police. They were not injured. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Gaines Garage.

Trooper Chad Savannah said McFall will be cited  through District Court 55-4-03 for Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed; Careless Driving; Minor Prohibited From Operating With Any Alcohol In System; Accidents Involving Damage To Unattended Vehicle Or Property; Immediate Notice of Accident To Police Department; Sunscreening And Other Materials Prohibited; Tire Equipment and Traction Surfaces; and Restraint Systems.



Minor Injury In Rear End Crash On Rt. 155

A Turtlepoint woman suffered minor injuries and was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Port Allegany Ambulance after her SUV hit the rear of another vehicle stopped in the roadway to make a left turn on Friday at 12:53 PM.

Patience L. Windsor, 77, of Turtlepoint, PA, was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer northbound on Route 155 north of Port Allegany in Liberty Township.

Paul C. Turner, 45, of Port Allegany, PA, was also traveling north in a 1985 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 2500. Turner, who was traveling ahead of Windsor, slowed down and came to a stop, waiting for opposing traffic to clear to make a left turn.

Trooper Roger McCloskey said Windsor was not paying attention and was unable to stop her vehicle before colliding with the rear of Turner's vehicle. She attempted to swerve, but still impacted Turner's vehicle in the 11 o'clock position. Windsor's SUV continued off the eastern side of the roadway where it impacted two mailboxes before coming to rest.

Turner was not injured in the crash.

Windsor was cited for (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed. McKeirnan's towing removed the vehicles from the scene.

Port Allegany Ambulance and Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Corning Home Explosion Damage Unbelievable

UPDATE: Investigators Say Gas Leak Caused Home Explosion
Two men seriously injured.

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM-18) - The scene was unbelievable on Friday after an explosion leveled a house on Wilson Street in Corning, sending an elderly man and his thirty-eight-year-old grandson to the hospital.

A day later, fire investigators climbed through the incredible damage, finding that a natural gas explosion caused the blast. More...

Bessie F. Henry, 74, of Coleville, PA

Smethport - Bessie F. Henry, 74, of Coleville, died Saturday (August 4, 2012) at The Pavilion at BRMC, Bradford.

She was born Jan 26, 1938 in DuBois, PA, a daughter of Joseph Houston and Bertha M. Pierce Parris. On July 24, 1976, in Coleville, PA, she married William C. "Bill" Henry, who died June 16, 2007.

Mrs. Henry was employed by Ethan Allen Company of Eldred as a seamstress. She then had her own upholstery business she operated from her home in Coleville for many years.

She was a home-body, and enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and her dog “Fluffy”.

She is survived by:

A nephew, whom she raised as a son, Edward (Darlene) Parris, Jr. of Bradford

two step daughters: Judy of Ridgway and Lois of Mt. Jewett

two “Grandsons”: Joshua and Jared Parris of Bradford; 1 Step-Grandson and 4 Step-Granddaughters, several step-great grandchildren

three brothers: Melvin Parris of Bradford, Earl Parris of Indiana, PA, and Edward Parris, Sr. of Olean, NY

one sister: Donna Brewer of Port Allegany, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 1 sister.

Private family services will be held on Wednesday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Smethport Fire Dept., P.O. Box 291, Smethport, PA 16749 or the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701. Online condolences may be made at

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

Flood Advisory issued August 04 at 5:57PM EDT until August 04 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Potter-Tioga County.

Cameron County Fair Opens Today In Emporium


Terry J. WILLIAMS, 71, of Westfield, PA

Terry J. WILLIAMS, 71, of Westfield, PA, died Saturday, August 4, 2012 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Road Closed For Burning Electircal Wires

Road Closed For Burning Electircal Wires
At 2:03 pm on Saturday, Lafayette and Lewis Run Fire Police have shut down a portion of Droney Road where electrical wires are burning at the intersection of Droney Road and Big Shanty Road.

‘Homestead Exemption’ Trims School Tax Bills

‘Homestead Exemption’ Trims School Tax Bills

August 4th, 2012
taxexemption-300x300Potter County homeowners who applied for the “homestead exemption” received a credit on their school taxes this summer, reflecting the discount for owner-occupied homes. School districts will be reimbursed the amount from the gaming monies.

Austin Area School District homeowners had a reduction of $314, identical to last year’s figure. In Coudersport, the tax cut was $176, almost the same as the $179 reduction in 2011. Tax credits in Galeton were $211; Oswayo Valley, $151, Northern Potter, $200.

Many homeowners in local school districts have not applied for the homestead exemption. Those who may qualify will receive another notice/application by mail later this year. They have until March 1, 2013, to apply for the reduction on their 2012-13 school tax bills. Those who are already registered do not need to reapply. Future tax reductions will fluctuate, based on the amount of revenue the state derives from gambling operations.

School tax bills were mailed out in July. Taxpayers will receive a two-percent discount if they pay their bill by Sept. 30. A penalty is applied to payments made after Nov. 30.

Motorcycle Crash In Ridgway Township

Address: 15854 BOOT JACK RD
8/4/2012 1:25:07 PM

Stories From The Archives

In Years Past
Jamestown Post Journal


A couple of area stories from the archives of the Jamestown Post Journal, posted today on their website.

2 Injured/Woman Lifeflighted After ATV Crash

Two ATV riders were injured at about 2:30 am on Saturday morning when their 2004 Suzuki Quadsport Z400 crashed on Mason Hill Road, near Sterling Road, in Lumber Township, Cameron county.

David Wayne Cunningham, 39, of Munnell Street, Cannonsburg, PA, the operator, was moderately injured and transported to Elk Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment. He was not wearing a helmet.

Lauren Rachel Jones, 29, of Pleasant Valley Road, Claysville, PA, his passenger, was first transported to Elk Regional Medical Center by ambulance, and then transported to Altoona Hospital by medical helicopter for treatment of injuries of unknown severity. She was not wearing a helmet.

Trooper Christopher D. Bock said Cunningham was operating his ATV on Mason Hill Road when it crashed. No further details of the crash are currently available. Emporium Ambulance and Cameron Company 14 Fire Department responded.

Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic football game today

In Bradford at the High School,
The Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic football game.

Parade in Bradford at 2pm and game at 7pm.
Admission to the game is $5.

Screen pictures below show some local boys playing.
NY team vs PA team.

2:00 pm - Parade begins

3:00 pm - Tailgate party at Callahan Park, the end of parade route.

6:45 pm - Players line up for introductions

Frosty Hollow Herbal Fair Aug. 4 From 9 to 4

Final Day At Potter County Fair In Millport, PA

Nurse Aide Training Class Starts Soon At Sweden Valley Manor

Benefit For Meacham Family

Man Lifeflighted After July 26th Crash In Roulette Township

The investigation continues into what caused a Johnson, NY, driver to crash on Route 6, a half mile west of the Mina Road in Roulette Township on July 26th at 5:33 pm.

David M. Melanson, 49, of Johnson, NY was transported by Coudersport Ambulance to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and then lifeflighted to Strong Memorial Hospital by Life Net 7-7 for treatment of injuries of unknown severity.

Trooper Timothy Mix said the crash occurred as Melanson was traveling west on Route 6. His 1999 GMC Safari traveled off the north side of the roadway and struck a tree. He will be cited for Careless Driving.

Minor Injury In Ormsby Crash On July 24th

A Cyclone man suffered a minor injury and was transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center by Priority Care Ambulance after his 2005 Jeep Liberty went off the road on Route 59 due to a medical condition.

Michael J. Milliron, 70, of Cyclone, PA, was traveling west on Rt. 59, between Smethport & Ormsby, at the top of the hill on July 24th at 10:46 am when he lost control of his vehicle. The Jeep swerved into the eastbound lane and back twice before leaving the roadway on the north side, where it struck a ditch and then a tree, where it came to rest, according to Trooper Leslie Barr, who investigated.  Milliron was cited for Roadways Laned For Traffic.

Hilltop Fire Department, Smethport Fire Department, and PennDOT assisted at the scene.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Virginia Residents Suffer Minor Injuries In Rollover Crash

Two King George, VA, residents suffered minor injuries when their 1988 Dodge Omni  rolled onto it's roof after hitting an embankment on Route 44, 2 1/2 miles south of Rt. 144 in Stewardson Township, Potter County on July 28th at 6:30 pm.

Bela J. Vastag, 73, and his passenger, Christine M McClintock, 63, suffered minor abrasions but refused medical transport.

Trooper James Culvey said the crash occurred as Vastag was traveling northbound on SR 44, negotiating a sharp curve, when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle struck a dirt embankment on the north roadside and overturned onto it's roof. It then slid 50 feet on it's roof before coming to rest in the northbound lane. Both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts.

Vastag was cited for (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed. Dave Rawson's Garage of Germania towed the vehicle from the scene. Kettle Creek Hose Company assisted at the scene.

Portville Woman Charged After Hit & Run At CCMH

A Hit & Run crash at the Charles Cole Emergency Room parking lot on July 18 at 5:33 pm resulted in several charges for a Portville, NY woman.

Bonnie L. Merchel, 31, of Portville, NY, driver of a 1996 Saturn SL2, is charged with Drivers Required To Be Licensed; Accidents Involving Damage To Unattended Vehicle or Property; and Careless Driving in District Court 55-4-01.

Trooper Mark Van Volkenburg said Merchel's Saturn  struck a 2012 Subaru Outback causing minor damage. A witness saw Merchel lighting a cigarette while operating the vehicle when it struck the other vehicle. She then fled the scene without notifying the owner of the other vehicle.

Russell J. "Butch" Andrews, 73, of 174 Valley View Rd, Emporium, PA

Russell J. "Butch" Andrews
Russell J. "Butch" Andrews, 73, of 174 Valley View Rd, Emporium died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie on Wednesday (August 1, 2012) morning.

He was born April 20, 1939 in Hughesville, PA a son of the late Russell and Ruby Brown Andrews.
On September 22, 1960 he married S. Jane Fackender Andrews, who Survives.

Mr. Andrews graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1957 and then served with the US Navy from 1957 to 1963. He retired from Norfolk Southern railroad, in 2004, where he was a foreman for many years. He was president of the Russell Hollow Hunting Club. He was the cook for many years at the Drum and Henry Fishing Derby, and helped extensively with many of the programs put on by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, especially the programs held at Andrews farm. 

He was a member of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club, National Rifle Association and Quality Deer Management. He was also a member of the VFW in Emporium. Butch was a avid hunter and enjoyed all aspects of the outdoors. He mostly enjoyed spending his time outdoors in the Salt Run area where he grew up on the family farm and learned to hunt and fish.

In addition to S. Jane Fackender Andrews
Daughter: Shelley Slottje and her husband Peter, Emporium
Daughter: Heather Kite and her husband Brian, Emporium
Son: Randy Andrews, Emporium
5 Grandchildren Amandy Dempsey, Daniel Slottje, Nicholas & Amber Thwing & Blake Andrews
1 Great Grandson: Hunter Dempsey
Sister: Donna Loncosky and her husband Ardell, Seneca Falls, NY
Brother: Ronald Andrews and his wife Kay Ann, Emporium

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Russell and Ruby Brown Andrews

There will be No Visitation.

Memorial Service will be announced at a later date

Burial will be in

the Portage Township Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Shinglehouse/ Ceres PA, lost dog hound male unneutered black brown and speckled black and white, wearing a zebra collar, his name is DUKE...$50 reward. 814 697 6846

DUI Charged After Whitney Creek Road Crash

A one car crash on Whitney Creek Road in Hebron Township on July 29 at 11:19 pm resulted in DUI and Careless Driving charges for a Shinglehouse woman.

Alisha Kay Jones, 40, of 2412 SR 44, Shinglehouse, PA, was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Coudersport Ambulance after the crash, a half mile south of Route 44.

Trooper Mike Delp said Jones was operating her 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, traveling north on Whitney Creek Road when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle slid off the east side of Whitney Creek Road and struck an electric pole which caused the vehicle to roll over  and come to rest on it's roof.

Jones will be charged with DUI; (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed; Careless Driving; Restraint Systems, and Restriction On Alcoholic Beverages via criminal complaint in District Court 55-4-01.

Assisting at the scene were Medic 6, Coudersport Ambulance, and Coudersport Fire Department. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Kightlinger's.

Minor Injury In Rt. 44 Crash On July 22

A Coudersport woman was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries after her 2004 Jeep Liberty went of Route 44 in Hebron Township on July 22 and struck a utility pole and fence.

Nina A. Boden, 62, of Coudersport, PA,  was driving south on Route 44 in Hebron Township at 4:30 pm when her vehicle traveled across the northbound lane and left the east side of the roadway, striking a utility pole and a fence.

Trooper Mark Van Volkenburg said Boden was cited for Careless Driving in District Court 55-4-01.

Minor Injury In Car/Deer Crash In Gibson Township

A Sinnemahoning man suffered a minor injury when the vehicle he was riding in struck a deer on Bucktail Trail Highway, about a mile northwest of Third Street in Gibson Township on July 30 at  6 am.

Robert V. Dayton, 63, of Sinnemahoning, PA, was a passenger in a 2008 NIssan Rogue driven by Theresa M. Dayton, 51, of Sinnemahoning, PA. She was not injured.

Trooper Douglas Homan said Dayton was traveling west on Route 120 when a deer ran into the roadway from the south berm area. She was unable to avoid the deer and struck it with the middle front of the vehicle. The vehicle was disabled in the crash.

Coudersport Ambulance To A Frame Road

At 9:45 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the A Frame Road in Sweden Township for a medical emergency.

Kenneth R. Abbott, 63, of Knoxville, Pa.

Kenneth R. Abbott, 63, of Knoxville, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at Corning Hospital.

He owned and operated Ken’s Body Shop for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Tina; two sons, Scott Abbot of Westfield, Pa., and Alex Abbott of Knoxville, Pa.; a daughter, Ashley Abbott of Knoxville, Pa.; two brothers, Roger Abbott of Bath and Gerald Abbott of Westfield, Pa.

There are no calling hours or services.

Arrangements are with Kenyon Funeral Home.

Chopper Needs A Good Home

This is Chopper. He is 4yrs old, neutered and all shots. He is a very smart dog and listens very well. He LOVES the water and loves walking on a leash. He just wants someone to love him and spend time with him. He is part Pitt/blue heeler. Someone with alot of space for him to run and get his exercise would be perfect for Chopper.

DOES NOT GET ALONG WITH CATS. Will get along with other dogs if the other dogs don't show aggression towards him first. He

is a beautiful strong dog and just wants a loving home to go to. If interested please contact the CC SPCA at (814)486-0101

American Red Cross McKean-Potter Chapter to Hold Vital Health and Safety Courses This Month

American Red Cross McKean-Potter Chapter to Hold Vital Health and Safety Courses This Month

Learn the Skills Necessary to Aid in Life-Threatening Situations

BRADFORD, Pa. – As the end of summer rapidly approaches, the American Red Cross offers essential health and safety preparedness courses in Bradford this month. Being prepared is the best way to combat real-life emergencies, which can happen at any moment, so the Red Cross has designed its courses to equip individuals with the proper skills and training necessary to respond quickly in dire circumstances.

Being trained in Red Cross CPR and First Aid ensures that individuals can act promptly when life-threatening situations occur. Residents in McKean and Potter counties are encouraged to sign up for a health and safety training course and become one of the more five million people who have already enrolled and learned how to save a life.

The following classes will be offered in Bradford this month. The courses will be held at the Red Cross McKean-Potter Chapter office, located at 302 Congress St. in Bradford.

Wednesday, Aug. 15; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Adult AED/CPR; $70

Wednesday, Aug. 15; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Adult First Aid/CPR AED; $90

To register for a nearby class, individuals in McKean and Potter counties and across the country can simply call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit, where residents can search for nearby classes using their zip code.

Additionally, businesses, organizations and community groups can also arrange for private instruction from the Red Cross. Course fees benefit the programs and services of the American Red Cross. To register, participants can visi

t to search upcoming course offerings. Individuals can also call to register at 1-800-RED-CROSS.

$2,825.00 Stolen In Liberty Township House Burglary

A Port Allegany  couple is missing $2,825.00 
 in mostly $100. and $20 dollar bills after unknown actor(s) entered their home on Route 6 in Liberty Township on July 24 between 8::30 and 11:30 PM

Trooper Leslie E. Barr, who is investigating, said the actors entered the home of Laurie and Rance Crawford on Route 6, east of Port Allegany, PA, and stole the money. A possible vehicle associated with this incident is a gray/silver SUV with a male and female occupant.

Any one with any information is asked to contact Trooper Barr at Kane PSP.  814-778-5555.

Inspiring Mountain Climber/Author will Speak at Penn State DuBois

Inspiring Mountain Climber/Author
will Speak at Penn State DuBois

DuBOIS - Spencer West, speaker, author, and double-leg amputee who climbed Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro in June, will speak at Penn State DuBois in September.

West shared his inspirational story on CBS News in July. He has also told his tale of overcoming life's hurdles in his book, Standing Tall; My Journey, published last year.

A 31 year old native of Toronto, Canada, West was born with a genetic disorder that allowed him no use of his legs. At the age of five, doctors amputated his legs in order to increase his mobility.

After becoming bored working at his office job, West joined up with a charity called Free the Children and began leading kids from North America to Africa to build schools. It was while he was volunteering in Africa that he became inspired to set his sights higher than ever before, and tackle the world's tallest stand-alone mountain.

When word got out about West's intentions to climb Kilimanjaro, donations for the cause started pouring in. In the end, his climb raised $750,000 for Free the Children.

With the help of his friends, West climbed Kilimanjaro almost entirely on his hands. His companions helped him, with the aid of his specially designed wheelchair, only a fraction of the way. The group reached the nearly 20,000 foot summit in seven days.

All members of the public and campus community are invited to hear West recount his inspirational tales. He'll speak at Noon, on Monday, September 24, in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois. This event is free of charge.

Photo: Spencer West at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Even Fox News agrees, voter ID laws are bogus

Even Fox News agrees, voter ID laws are bogus

 Fox news article your readers might find interesting.
Even Fox News knows better than to look away while voter's rights are being trampled. Be them Democrat or Republican.

Back Mountain Road in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, closed at crash scene

Back Mountain Road in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, closed at crash scene
August 3, 2012 @ 4 p.m.

Motorists in western Snyder County are advised that Route 4012 (Back Mountain Road) in West Beaver Township is closed at the scene of a crash at this hour.

The road is closed between Gilbert Drive and Ulsh Gap Road; with fire police detouring traffic around the scene.

It may be several hours before the road is reopened to traffic.

Campus Offers Free Math Course for Adults

Campus Offers Free Math Course for Adults

DuBois – Penn State DuBois, in conjunction with the Central Intermediate Unit #10 (CIU #10), will offer a free course in mathematics for adults who want to brush up on their basic skills.

This refresher course is intended for any adult who wants to improve math skills to help further their education, or simply to advance their abilities for use in everyday life. For those who have considered enrolling, or reenrolling in college, the course will prepare them for math classes required in most degree programs. It will be offered in two parts; the first session during the fall semester, and the second session during the spring semester.

"This is a great opportunity for people who want to update their math skills," said Adult Student and Veteran Services Coordinator Sueann Doran. "What they learn here can really give them an edge if they choose to enroll in college; or they can simply come away from this with a better knowledge that they can apply to their day-to-day lives." Doran explained that there is no obligation to enroll in additional courses for those who take advantage of this free opportunity.

Students in the course will receive an assessment of their math skills at the beginning, and another assessment at the end to determine how much they learned.

The math improvement course is sponsored by CIU #10, one of 29 regional education delivery organizations in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's Intermediate Units are funded by the Department of Education and local school districts. They can provide special education services, student counseling services, staff continuing education opportunities, and program planning assistance to the public and non-public schools.

Space is limited for the math improvement class. Registrations will be accepted until August 24, and the course begins August 27. To register, or for more information, call the Clearfield Development Center for Adults at 814-765-1131, or the Penn State DuBois Office for Adult Student and Veteran Services at 814-375-4772.

Shale Gas Industry Puts Workers at Risk in Rush to Frack

Shale Gas Industry Puts Workers at Risk in Rush to Frack

(Philadelphia) Labor leaders and health professionals, along with a broad coalition of citizen groups committed to halting shale gas development, assert that risks to workers in the shale gas industry, "from stem to stern," are being overlooked in the rush to frack. This is the first in a series of Bulletins in advance of the Shale Gas Outrage demonstration planned for Philadelphia, 12 - 2 pm on September 20th, 2012 (press conference 10 AM), outside the Convention Center where the Marcellus Shale industry conference will be underway.

Five critical issues are:

Ø Silicosis caused by exposure to crystalline silica sand, a"proppant" used in fracking, which is inhaled by workers during mining, transportation and transfer

Ø Hydrogen sulfide, a potentially deadly gas which occurs in fracked gas processing operations. Deadly levels have been measured but covered up, and an exemption bars federal oversight.

Ø Chemical exposures on the job producing skin lesions, severe headaches, gastrointestinal pain, respiratory distress and other symptoms, with inadequate treatment and reporting

Ø A culture of fear discourages workers from asking for protective gear; workers are also actively directed to participate in environmental cover-ups. Because most shale gas jobs are transient, non-union jobs, workers don’t feel safe speaking up.

Ø Dangerously explosive methane puts utility workers, residents and rescue responders at risk on the distribution end. Pipeline explosions kill.  More...

To Fill A Backpack is holding a mini fund raiser

To Fill A Backpack is holding a mini fund raiser sponsored by Joyce Bridgewater of Arizona and Samantha Moshier of Roulette.  

This raffle is for a 1/2 sheet cake decorated to the winners specifications and for the event of their choice.  The winner will receive a voucher to be used at a later date.  The tickets are $1.00 each and all sales will benefit the Backpack program.  Joyce has donated the cake and Samantha has donated her time and skills to decorate it.  

Because Joyce is not in the area but wants to help the Backpack program is the reason for this mini raffle.  This raffle in no way cost's the Backpack program any monies and again...all sales of tickets will benefit the Backpack program. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

Andy Kulp
"To Fill A Backpack"
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA  16746


P. O. Box 208, Coudersport, PA 16915



from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

A short service of Dedication will be held at 1:00 and then you will be invited to tour the new house and enjoy some refreshments with our new Homeowner and her family.

Volunteers: We will be at the house one more time prior to settlement and the Open House. That will be on Thursday, Aug. 16th to install the fence, plant grass seed and give the house a final cleaning. If you are able, please help us out - 8:00 a.m. is the start time.

We can not thank you enough for all of the hours and effort that have been put in to build the house. We are very grateful for our Volunteers!

Jim and Charlotte

Mosquito Spraying Set for Clinton, Lycoming Counties on Aug. 7

Mosquito Spraying Set for Clinton, Lycoming Counties on Aug. 7

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 7, in residential, recreational and industrial areas of Avis Borough and Pine Creek Township, Clinton County, and Jersey Shore Borough, Porter Township and the city of Williamsport, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The treatments will be administered by ATV and truck-mounted equipment to spray open spaces in residential, recreational and industrial areas. The equipment dispenses Biomist 3+15 at a rate of 1.5 ounces per acre.

This product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and is safe for the environment.

Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis

Mosquito samples in 41 counties have been identified with the West Nile virus so far this year. No human cases have been confirmed.

Individuals can take a number of precautionary measures around their homes to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas, including:

Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar containers that hold water on your property.
Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed.
Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers.
Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug drains.
Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
Turn over wheelbarrows and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths.
Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.
Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use and remove any water that may collect on pool covers.

For stagnant pools of water, homeowners can buy Bti products at lawn and garden, outdoor supply, home improvement and other stores. This naturally occurring bacteria kills mosquito larva but is safe for people, pets, aquatic life and plants.

Additionally, these simple precautions can prevent mosquito bites, particularly for people who are most at risk:

Make sure screens fit tightly over doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of homes.
Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, or in areas known for having large numbers of mosquitoes.

When possible, reduce outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk during peak mosquito periods, usually April through October.

Use insect repellants according to the manufacturer’s instructions. An effective repellant will contain DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Consult with a pediatrician or family physician if you have questions about the use of repellant on children, as repellant is not recommended for children under the age of two months.

For more information about West Nile virus and the state’s surveillance and control program, visit

Co-Ed Softball Tournament In Roulette

Miranda Pesock Named Potter County Fair Queen

The 2012 Potter County Fair Queen, Miranda Pesock, being crowned by outgoing queen, Alyssa Plants.

Hailee Maxson was named alternate fair queen. Congratulations.

2 Vehicle Accident North Of Port Allegany

2 Vehicle Accident North Of Port Allegany
At 12:52 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle rear end collision on Rt. 155 north of Port Allegany in front of Dr. Shaffer's office. Reporting confinement of one person with injury.
Stat 9 is on standby if needed.

Safety Issues Prompt Further Drawdown of Crawford County's Tamarack Lake

Safety Issues Prompt Further Drawdown
of Crawford County's Tamarack Lake

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has announced that serious dam safety issues at Crawford County’s Tamarack Lake Dam A have prompted the agency to begin a second drawdown of the lake by an additional five feet.

The PFBC and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have been monitoring seepage paths within Dam A near Meadville since the problems were first discovered late last year. That led to the lake being lowered by five feet in November.

“Since then the seepage has worsened into what are termed boils,” Jack Rokavec, PFBC chief of engineering. “In addition, on July 31, while geotechnical engineers were performing borings on the crest of the dam, the drill encountered an approximate 2-foot vertical void within the embankment adjacent to the outlet conduit. These conditions have confirmed previous suspicions that seepage paths and voids have developed along the outlet conduit and are eroding the dam's embankment and foundation materials, which is a very serious situation.”

“Failure of the dam is not imminent, but worsening conditions could change rapidly, particularly during a high pool elevation from a large storm event,” he added. “In an effort to prevent the dam’s failure and protect life and property, we will lower the lake by an additional 5 feet, bringing it down to a total of 10 feet.”

PFBC engineers began lowering the lake Tuesday night. The lake will be lowered by approximately 6-12 inches per day, depending on the withdrawal rate and rain events. The additional drawdown could take a few weeks to accomplish.

As a result of the additional drawdown, the PFBC has closed the lake to all public use, including fishing, boating and walking on the lake beds. Signs will be posted at the property and security fencing will be placed around the dams themselves to prevent people from walking on the dam crests.

During the next week, PFBC biologists will attempt to salvage as many fish as possible and move them to nearby waters, which have not yet been identified.

“We will collect as many fish as we can through netting and electrofishing, but it is impossible to capture all of them,” said Dave Miko, chief of the PFBC Division of Fisheries Management. “Fish die during any drawdown and salvage effort because many hide around structures where we simply can’t reach them, and others become buried in the mud when they are slow to exit the lake with the remaining water.”

“This salvage effort will be particularly challenging given the timing of the emergency drawdown,” he added. “The warm water temperatures will only worsen with the expected weather conditions and the loss of fish is anticipated to be greater than is typical. Anglers and the general public should expect to see this.”

The PFBC first lowered Tamarack Lake by four feet last November after consulting with DEP dam safety officials. Last month the PFBC hired engineering firm Tetra-Tech to perform geotechnical investigations, install monitoring wells, recommend seepage/boil control measures and develop conceptual improvements at both the north and south dams. Their final report is expected to be completed by November.

“We recognize the lake is a popular attraction, and under normal conditions the PFBC strives to place the state’s natural resources first,” said Rokavec. “However, when conditions warrant, engineers and DEP’s dam safety staff will take all appropriate actions to protect the public and property downstream of this high-hazard flood control dam.”

Located in Crawford County, Tamarack Lake is a 556-acre reservoir located three miles southeast of Meadville. The lake is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its primary function is that of a flood control dam for the Meadville community. It is maintained by the PFBC for public fishing and boating. The reservoir is unique because there are dams at both ends of the reservoir with a shallow area in the middle. Maximum depth in the lake is only about 15 feet.


Busch's Fresh Food Market Voluntarily Recalls Deli Products Containing Peeled Whole Yellow Onions

Female husky mix dog has been found

Female husky mix dog has been found in the Southwoods Road (Coudersport) area.
The dog has been reunited with her owners.
Thank you very much.

Galeton Fire Dept. Dispatched For A Search

Galeton Fire Dept. Dispatched For A Search
At 10:50 am on Friday, Galeton Fire Dept. and Clymer Fire Dept. has been dispatched to it's station to assist Coudersport State Police with a search.


2 Vehicle Crash On W. Hicks Run Road

Address: 3500 W HICKS RUN RD

8/3/2012 12:41:02 AM

2:40 am--COMMAND TERMINATED UNITS RETURNING- Apparently the people were
 located and there were no injuries from scratchy radio communications received.

Benefit For Meacham Family

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

The Potter County Farmers' Market will be set up on the courthouse square in Coudersport today (Friday) from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Now that we're into August, you'll find a great selection of fresh produce. Here's a preview of some of what's available this week. 

Wooleylot Farm: Fresh organic garlic bulbs, organic heirloom zucchini, shallots.

Card Creek Trading Post: Chocolate chip and walnut chocolate zucchini muffins made from Wooleylot Farms heirloom zucchini; Deli Rye bread with caraway seeds; Artisan white crusty bread; Maple Oat Scones with a Maple Cinnamon glaze; Michigan Dried Cherry and Almond Biscotti and a baking surprise! Also available will be freshly prepared green salad for your dinner table featuring vegetables from our garden with organic red cherry tomatoes from Metzger Heritage Farm ... just add anything extra you may want in your salad, and a loaf of bread, put something on the grill and you have dinner!

In addition, fresh parsley and quantities of basil for fresh pesto – add Wolleylot Farms fresh garlic – -recipe available!

Metzger Heritage Organic Farm: Beautiful organic new potatoes – numerous varieties; organic tomatoes, hot peppers (several varieties), beets, beet greens, Swiss chard, onions, carrots, peas, basil (Italian, Thai and Red).

Fitzgeralds Family Farm: LOTS of cucumbers, and cabbage, celery, plus the usual herbs, maple syrup, preserves, and buckets.

Frosty Hollow Herbal Fair August 4, 2012

Potter County Fair Continues Friday & Saturday


The second division, Western and Driving (except for mini), may enter the fairgrounds on Wednesday August 1st from 1- 9 PM. They will show Dept. 11 Youth on Thursday August 2nd and Dept. 1 Open on Friday August 3rd. Division # 2 will depart the fairgrounds on Saturday August 4th at 1PM.

DIVISION # 2 = Western & Driving (except for mini)
Enters = Wednesday August 1st 1 – 9 PM

Dept # 11/ Youth show = Thursday August 2nd

Dept # 1/ Open show = Friday August 3rd

Departs = Saturday August 4th at 1 PM

We deeply regret that we will be unable to run a Kiddie, Trophy or Old Timers Show this year.

Motor Vehicle Accident In Harrison Township

Vehicle Crash On Rt. 49
At 12:15 pm on Friday, Tri-Town and Harrison Township Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Route 49 &Moore Hollow Road. Unknown vehicles. Unknown injuries.

Nurse Aide Training Class Starts Soon At Sweden Valley Manor

Shop Hazel's Auto Sales For The Best Deals!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Work Started On New Concession Stand For Galeton

This is the beginning of a new Galeton All Sports Booster Club Concession Stand going up this school year. The new concession stand will be roomier and more family oriented. Not only will the new building serve better in inclement weather, but will also be sporting new menu choices with the addition of a new fry cooker. Keep watching for more photos of each step in the building project.

Any donations and/or volunteers to help with this project would be greatly appreciated. All monies made from the concession stand will be for the student athletes of Galeton School in ALL sports 4th grade thru 12th grade. To find out more about our booster club, you are invited to attend our monthly meetings every last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Galeton School. All parents, grandparents, businesses and loyal fans of the Galeton School Athletic Program are truly welcome. Stay tuned for future updates on the progression, and don't forget to support the Galeton All Sports Booster Club.

Bath Salts Causing Bizarre & Violent Behavior

Emergency Rooms Dealing With Attacks, Paranoia From Bath Salts Users

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-18) - The recent rise in "bath salts" drugs is forcing local hospitals to learn how to deal with bizarre and violent behavior from patients. Some emergency room nurses have even been attacked by people on the drugs.

"I did get some facial fractures to my left orbit, a deviated septum, broken nose. At the time I was trying to protect myself," said St. Joseph’s Hospital emergency room nurse Michael Willsey. Willsey was trying to protect himself from a man high on bath salts who attacked him in the emergency room. More..

Tractor-Trailer Accident South Of Wellsboro

8/2/2012, 10:23 PM-- MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, 4517 ROUTE 287, DELMAR TWP 
Wellsboro Fire and Ambulance are responding to a tractor-trailer accident on Rt. 287 South of Wellsboro. Caller reports poles and wires down.

PennState Gas Leasing Workshop Set For August 13th

More Than One Type of Gas Leasing?

Remember Old … Learn New

Next Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 6:30 PM, Penn State will be presenting a workshop intended to help landowners currently under lease to understand what their options are if “shale” gas production is going to be happening on their land. The meeting will be held in the Allegheny College Shafer Auditorium, 520 N. Main St., Meadville, PA.

Pennsylvania has a 150 year long history of drilling for natural gas in “conventional” shale reservoirs, and many landowners have held leases on their acreage for an extensive period of time, in some cases down through the generations. Depending on the document’s wording, these leases may not allow natural gas drillers to drill down into the Marcellus, Utica, and Upper Devonian Shale formations that are now proving very profitable for companies using modern drilling techniques, e.g. fracking and horizontal drilling. These methods are used more than a mile below the surface, and currently up to 2 miles horizontally.

Many owners of old leases are now being approached to have their leases amended (altered) in order to meet unit size standards and allow other conditions favoring unconventional shale production to be placed into their leasing documents … but are not aware nor being informed of their options by the company agents/landmen.

How these requested changes affect landowners with older leases focused on gas production at shallower depths, and or with restrictive language written in, is the topic that will be covered in this workshop. It is also one that frequently comes up during landowner group meetings. It is important.

Please RSVP by Sunday, August 12, 2012. Being a borderline region, don’t let a New York address stop you from attending.

The email address:

Hopefully this workshop can be brought closer to our area in the near future. Education is the answer.

Janice L. Hancharick
Shinglehouse, PA and Raleigh, NC



BRADFORD, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Public Health Training Center and the Center for Rural Health Practice at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold collaborative workshops on rural health leadership throughout August.

In Bradford, the workshop will be held in Room 200 of the Seneca Building, 2 Main St., on Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Additional workshops are to be held Aug. 7 from 1- 4 p.m. at the Warren Hi-Ed Council in Warren and Aug. 21 from 1- 4 p.m. at the Community Education Council of Elk & Cameron Counties in St. Marys at a cost of $32 per attendee.

The workshops, which have been approved for 2.5 credit hours for nursing and social work, will be open to all those who are community leaders, state or local health department program supervisors, health care educators, nurses, social workers, community-based non-profit organizations and representative leaders of service organizations.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how leaders conceive ideas, assess and then mobilize internal capacities to implement and evaluate programs that ensure economic viability, maintain rural identity and honor rural roots.

Lisa Chapman, pre-doctoral clerkship coordinator for the Center for Rural Health Practice, will present the workshops.

To register, call (814)-362-5078 or email to

Fire Calls In Bradford City

Fire Calls In Bradford
At 5:05 PM on Thursday, Bradford City & Township have been dispatched to Zippo on Congress Street for a fire alarm and to a possible structure fire at Mc Donalds on Main Street. Police are investigating several malfunctioning traffic lights in the city.
At 5:30 pm--Bradford Township has been dispatched to 76 School Street, the School Street Elementary School,  for an automatic Fire Alarm with smoke reported in the structure.

Approved Minutes For Potter County Commissioners Meeting July 12, 2012

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News
July 2012

Summer Reading continued this month with the our theme of “Dream Big- Read!”. On the 18th we learned about adventure/survival skills from Trent Filer. Laura Bryant was our visiting reader for the day and read a book in sign language. Our closing program was on the 25th and we had a review of all we had covered over the weeks. Colleen Hyde was our guest reader. The children created a “roar enhancer” to scare away monsters and had fun eating ice cream sundaes (with ice cream from Nanipops!). Check out pictures of the fun we’ve had on our Facebook page at

The winner of the Mystery Basket raffle was Fred Hobson. Fred is a very faithful library patron and we hope enjoys the books!

The library’s book discussion group is reading My Life in France by Julia Child for discussion this month and we will be getting together to view the movie based on the book. There are plenty of copies of the book available, so stop by the library and pick one up. We would love to have you join us!

The Girl Scouts are running two fun summer programs at the library on Fridays. From 10:30 to 11:30 girls in grades K-3 are meeting for “Discovery Girls” to help develop a love of reading. Then, from 12:30-1:30 “Uniquely Me” is for girls in grades 4-8 and will cover having a positive self-image. The programs are free. To sign up either call the library at 697-6691 or contact Michelle Nagle at 887-5113 or email These programs will run through the 17th of August.

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!

Memorials received this month: Veterans of the Oswayo Valley by D.E. Ebeling Bus Service. Joanne Appleby, Ken Pease, Delores Evingham and Ethel Mix by Beatrice West. Esther Mesler by Shirley Goodwyn & family. Esther Mesler by Richard & Joyce Shields. Esther Mesler by Margaret Visseau. Esther Mesler by Max & Joan Dunshie. Shirley Kessler Mulkin & Ann Lemmer Kessler by Donald & Anne Kessler. 

Donations were received from the following this month: Julie Perkins, RAM Forest Products, Howard’s Home Furnishings, Shinglehouse Christian & Missionary Alliance, Joel & Sonja Andrews, Ceres United Methodist Church, Kar-Dale Acres, Paul & Eloise Plants, Liselle & Richard Esposito, Newton’s, Shinglehouse Veteran’s Social Club, Surra Photography, Oswayo Valley Senior Center, Potter Independent Agency and Friendly Core Co. Thank you all VERY MUCH for your generosity!

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 happening 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 and the public is encouraged to attend.


Kenosha Beef International, Ltd., a Kenosha, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 37,600 pounds of frozen bacon cheeseburger patties because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of gasket material.

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For July 26, 2012

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Maintenance work schedule for the week of August 4 – August 10, weather permitting.

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 4 – August 10, weather permitting.

Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Potter County 0260:

Sign Crew: 04
• State Route: 0449 Daylight Signs & Intersections
• State Route: 0244 Daylight Signs & Intersections
Bridge Crew: 06
• State Route: 1011, Monday-Tuesday (Hickox) Bridge Repair
• State Route: 0872, Wednesday-Thursday, (segment 470) Culvert Repair
Pipe Crew: 41
● State Route: 0044, (Oleona) U-Drain Installation
Tail Ditching: 34
● State Route: 1016, Ditching
East Patching: 42
• State Route: 1008, Monday-Tuesday(Empson Road) Patch Pipe Crossings
• State Route: 1013, Wednesday (W Bingham) Patch Pipe Crossings
• State Route: 0044, Thursday-Friday (Pine Mt) Patch Pipe Crossings
West Patching: 44
• State Route: 4009 (Baker Creek) Patching
General Maintenance: 31
● State Route: 4008 (SR 44 to Ford Hill) Limestone Road
Side Dozing: 33
● State Route: 0872, Wednesday-Friday (Ladonna to Austin) Side Dozing
Mowing Crew: 30
● State Route: 0006 (Coudersport to Roulette) Mowing

Cameron County 0240:

• State Route: 4002 & 4004, Side Dozing
• State Route: 0155 & 0555, Bridge Repair
The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:
• Dolomite: State Route 44, Shinglehouse, Bridge Repair (approx end 7/26)
• Dolomite: State Route 1016, North Fork, Bridge Repair-detour will begin on June 1st (approx end 10/08)
• L.C.Whitford: State Route 49, Harrison TWP, Bridge Deck Replacement, One
Lane Restriction, Temporary Signals in Place
• L.C.Whitford: State Route 49, Mills Village, Bridge Replacement (June-Nov)
• Dolomite: State Route 0006 (Denton Hill Area), Drainage Improvements
• Swank: State Route 144, Galeton, Bridge Repair
State Route 1005, Phoenix Run, Bridge Repair
• I A Construction: State Route 2002 (West Branch) Install Guide Rail, Short
Delays Possible
• Hawbaker: State Route 1005, Monday, Mill and Fill

Cantalope Recalled

08/02/2012 12:38 PM EDT

Burch Equipment LLC, North Carolina is expanding their recall that was initiated on July 28th, 2012. The firm is voluntarily recalling 13888 cases of whole Athena variety cantaloupes ( 9 cantaloupes per case) and 581 bins ( 110 cantaloupes per bin) of Athena variety cantaloupes due to the potential for being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

SB Route 61 closed on Veterans' Memorial Bridge at Sunbury

Travel Advisory
SB Route 61 closed on Veterans' Memorial Bridge at Sunbury

Motorists in the Sunbury area are advised that a disabled truck is blocking the southbound lanes of Route 61 on the Veterans’ Memorial Bridge at this hour.

The northbound lanes are open.

Emergency responders anticipate being able to get one lane open in each direction in about an hour, with a couple of hours needed for all cleanup.

Motorists may wish to avoid the area for the time being. Traffic is backed up.

Southbound traffic is being detoured onto Front Street (Route 147) in Sunbury to Route 11 in Northumberland.

Bus Trip From Wellsboro To Cherry Springs State Park August 10, 2012

Pennsylvania has just one small area designated as truly "dark sky" territory and it's in neighboring Potter County.  If you'd like to experience these dark skies and learn about the stars, planets, and other night-time phenomenon, join the August 10th bus trip to Cherry Springs State Park.  

Next and last bus trip for the summer scheduled for August 10, featuring the Perseids Meteor Shower.  Reserve your spot!  Call 570-787-3550. 
 Cherry Springs Flyer

Tryathalon Set For Hills Creek State Park

Tryathlon - September 15, 2012, 10 am

tryathlon-logoThe Step Outdoors Tryathlon, hosted at Hills Creek State Park, is an introductory event that is great for the novice while featuring a course that will likely interest the seasoned athlete. As the name implies, the focus is on "trying" rather than winning, on camaraderie rather than competition, on personal challenge rather than place of finish.  Assemble a team of   three people and run, paddle, and bike your way to the finish, or if you feel energetic, complete all three legs of the event as a solo participant. The landscape of the park makes this a great spectator event too! This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012 (10 am start) and will feature the same run (about 3.5 miles), paddle (about 2 miles), and bike (about 9 miles) courses as last year.


Harry “June” Frazier, Jr., 85, of Rew, PA

HarryJuneFrazier, Jr., 85, of Rew, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at UPMC Hamot, Erie.

He was born on August 12, 1926 in Johnstown, PA, a son of the late Harry and Alberta Gilbert Frazier, Sr.

On March 2, 1953 in Winchester, WV, he married Shirley L. Stiles, who preceded him in death on June 7, 2012.

He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II.

Mr. Frazier was employed for a number of years as a truck driver for the former Viko Furniture Corp., Eldred.

He is survived by one son, Harry “JR” Frazier, III, Rew, three daughters, Deb (Kenny) Toothman, Jinny (David) Robinson, Darlene (Dick) Patrick, all of Rew, one sister, Shirley (Everett) Wilson, Phoenix, AZ, three grandsons, Jason Dupont, Reggie Toothman, Cody Robinson, four granddaughters, Carthy Patrick, Brandy Patrick, Alyshia Toothman, Brittney Wood, three great grandsons, Drake Dupont, Dyson Dupont, Jimmy Hervatin and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Frazier, one great grandson, Devon Dupont, two brothers and three sisters.

At his request there will be no visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Rew Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 188, Rew, PA 16744 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Potter County Fair Queen To Be Crowned Tonight

County Fair Queen To Be Crowned Tonight

The Potter County Fair contineus through Saturday night, Aug. 4, at the fairgrounds in Millport. Finalists for 2012 Potter County Fair Queen have been roaming the fairgrounds at Millport since the event opened on Sunday, promoting the county’s agriculture and rural heritage. One of them will be crowned during ceremonies at 8 pm today (Thursday, Aug. 2). Potter County Fair Queen Alyssa Plants (center) will crown her successor. This year’s finalists are, from left, Hailee Maxson, Samantha Pratt, Catherine Kohl and Miranda Pesock.

EAS 9-1-1 Telephone Outage Emergency

A 9-1-1 outage has occurred in Berks County. Due to a phone company problem. Berks County 9-1-1 is unable to receive any 9-1-1 calls. Any Berks County resident needing 9-1-1 service must call 610-655-4921 until further notice. This is Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency with an emergency alert activation for Berks County.

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Important Changes For Medical Assistance Recipients

Important Changes For Medical Assistance Recipients

August 2nd, 2012
accessPotter County Human Services has issued an important alert for Medicaid recipients. Changes in the law will affect how they will be able to access health care services and providers. Effective Oct. 1, “Access Plus” will no longer operate in Potter, McKean, Cameron, Elk and several other northwestern Pennsylvania counties. Those enrolled in that program will need to join a managed care plan by Sept. 6. If they do not choose one, they will be automatically enrolled in one. Additionally, consumers enrolled in United Health Care Community Plan will need to choose a new plan by Sept. 6.

Officials are concerned that word may not reach all of those affected, or that consumers, family members, providers or advocates may become confused about the changes. As a result, Potter County Human Services will be hosting an informational program from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport. Those attending should use the Water Street entrance. Reservations are being taken at 1-800-274-3258.

Recipients and caregivers need to understand how coverage will change effective Oct. 1, what managed care plan choices are available, what factors to consider before choosing a plan, and what options exist if a plan is not meeting a client’s needs. Similar public meetings, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, are planned for Aug. 6 in Clarion, Aug. 14 in Brookville, and Aug. 13 in Erie. More information on Access Plus is available at the wesbite, There’s also a 24/7 toll-free Access Plus help line at 1-800-543-7633.