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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rollover Crash In Abbott Township

Rollover Crash In Abbott Township
At 11:14 pm on Saturday, Germania Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Abbott Township south of  the intersection of Rt. 144 & Route 44 for a rollover crash. Caller reports no injuries--Non-emergency response.

Coudersport Ambulance To Tauscher Hill Road

At 9:40 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Meidc 6 have been dispatched to Tauscher Hill Road for a person with seizures.

Street Drug Epidemic Worsens; Public Meeting Wednesday

Street Drug Epidemic Worsens; Public Meeting Wednesday

bathsaltsPublic health officials have increasingly been using the frightening term “epidemic” to describe the exploding popularity of a particularly dangerous class of drugs being circulated across northcentral Pennsylvania counties. Deaths, permanent mental disorders and risky – downright bizarre – behavior, especially among teenagers and young adults, has been attributed to the use of the readily available “21st Century Street Drugs.” That class includes a group of largely synthetic substances often referred to as bath salts, salvia, herbal incense and a variety of contrived marketing names.

“The use of these substances has reached epidemic proportions in Potter County,” reports Colleen K. Wilber, drug and alcohol program administrator at Potter County Human Services. To raise public awareness of the situation and train officials in law enforcement, health care and education on the complex issues, county officials have announced plans for a 90-minute program to be held at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 22, at the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport.

Guest speaker will be Dustye L. Sheffer, BA, from Pyramid Health Care Inc. She’ll offer an overview of the latest trends in street drugs that are sometimes sold openly in convenience stores, gas stations and “head shops” across Pennsylvania, as well as the internet. Sheffer will also touch on laws affecting the marketing of these substances, as well as recent clinical information on signs and symptoms of substance abuse and resulting challenges faced by parents, police, emergency room staff, crisis workers, and psychiatric units. Wilber points out that individuals with addictions too often turn to whatever substances are available, regardless of the level of risk. Manufacturers and dealers have responded to growing market demand by finding inventive ways to skirt federal and state laws — altering their chemical compounds and shifting marketing strategies, or pulling their products from the shelves and infiltrating the traditional undergrounds narcotics trade. Addicts have sought out products manufactured and produced in China and India, marketed under deceptive descriptions such as “bath salts” or “plant food.”

The products are snorted, smoked, or injected, which has resulted in deadly or life-threatening situations. Side effects associated with the substances include irritability, delusional paranoia, aggression and psychotic behavior, accelerated heart rate, suicide, hallucinations, seizures, and even unexplainable murders. Another substance widely distributed locally is a potpourri product that is largely imported from China and sold as a marijuana substitute under brand names such as “K2” or “Spice.” A related product available on the streets is “salvia,” a naturally occurring plant used by some for its hallucinatory effects. Many of the brands or unlabeled concoctions available on local streets have been linked to symptoms such as hallucinations, vomiting, and schizophrenia.

For more information on Wednesday’s program, contact Potter County Human Services at (814) 544-7315.

4 Wheeler Accident On County Road 40 Near Richburg

4 Wheeler Over Embankment/Girl Injured
At 9:10 pm on Saturday, Richburg Ambulance has been dispatched to County Road 40 near Pine Grove Road for a 4 wheeler accident. A 13 year old female is injured after the 4 wheeler went over an embankment there. She's complaining of neck and shoulder pain.


Address: 185 CENTER ST

8/18/2012 6:12:54 PM

Update for Route 255 Project in St Marys, Week of Aug. 20

Elk County

Update for Route 255 Project in St Marys, Week of Aug. 20

Saint Marys – Work to improve Route 255 in Fox Township and Saint Marys is continuing in a work zone that stretches from the Route 948 intersection in Fox Township to the intersection at Tractor Supply Co. When 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 Aug. 20 will include work from approximately Greenbriar Drive (Township Route 593) to the intersection at Tractor Supply Co.

Continued lane closures are to be expected in the work area. 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.

Plans for next week include:

• The contractor will be placing concrete curb.

• The contractor will be performing drainage work.

• The contractor will be placing pavement base drain.

Motorists should allow for additional commute time due to periodic traffic congestion at the Walmart intersection and traffic signal.

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 should 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.

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, August 18, 2012 – August 24, 2012

PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 18 – August 24, 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: 0244 Daylight Signs & Intersections

Bridge Crew: 06
• State Route: 1011 (Hickox) Bridge Repair

Pipe Crew: 41
● State Route: 1010 (North Bingham to Mills) Pipe Replacement

Tail Ditching: 34
● State Route: 1011 (Ulysses to Genesee) Ditching

East Patching: 42
• State Route: 0044 (Cherry Springs) Patching

West Patching: 44
• State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile) Patching

General Maintenance: 31
● State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile Road) Pipe Replacement – Detour in Place

Side Dozing: 33
● State Route: 0607, Monday, Side Dozing
● State Route: 0155, Tuesday-Friday, Side Dozing

Mowing Crew: 30
● State Route: 0006 (Sweden Valley to Galeton) Mowing

Cameron County 0240:
• State Route: 3001, Pipe Replacement
• State Route: 0555, Bridge Repair

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

• Dolomite: State Route 44 (Shinglehouse) Bridge Repair (approx. end

• Dolomite: State Route 1016 (North Fork) Bridge Repair-Detour Will Begin On June 1st (approx end 10/08/2012)

• 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 0144 (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 0044, Repair/Paving

For more information on PennDOT’s roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit the PennDOT website at

Thomas (Beef) Donato, 72, of Warren, PA

Thomas (Beef) Donato
Thomas Donato

Thomas (Beef) Donato, 72, of Warren, PA. died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, August 17, 2012 after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

He was born June 12, 1940 in Clarendon, PA. to the late Alfonse Donato and Millie Gruttaria Donato Lord. 

He had served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a private first class. He has resided most of his life in Warren. 

Tom had been employed with Tops Supermarkets in their maintenance department for 17 years and was a salesman with Crescent Beer retiring in 2002. He was currently working part time with the Northwest Saving Bank in their custodial dept. 

He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren Eagles Aerie, Moose Lodge 109. He enjoyed working around his home and truly loved spending time with his grandchildren and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Graziano Donato whom he married December 31, 1963 in Warren, PA., 2 Children – Joanie Donato Pire and husband, Scott of Pittsburgh, PA., Thomas Andrew Donato and his companion, Leslie Greene both of Bradford, PA., 1 Brother – Joseph F. “Jack” Donato and wife, Barbara of Erie, PA., 3 Grandchildren – Tyler and wife, Hillary, Chandler and Arianna, longtime best friend, Nick Mangione of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at St Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., Rev. Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

2 Vehicle MVA On High Street In Bradford

2 Vehicle MVA On High Street In Bradford
At 1:03 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire & Ambulance have responded to a 2 vehicle MVA on High & North Streets in the city.

Lab Free To A Good Home

~FREE~ to a good home. This is “MAX”, 

Max has been adopted!!!!!!!!!

I-80 Columbia County work zone weekly update

Travel Advisory
I-80 Columbia County work zone weekly update

Here are the scheduled lane restrictions in the I-80 work zone around Mifflinville in Columbia County for next week.

The right lane of I-80 eastbound at Exit 241 (Berwick) to Exit 242 (Mifflinville) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20 to perform road widening work.

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

Route 11 construction update in Berwick

Travel Advisory
Route 11 construction update in Berwick

Prime contractor Barletta Materials will begin the next stage of construction on Route 11 northbound (Front Street) in Berwick between Oak and Mulberry Streets starting Sunday, Aug. 19 at midnight. This stage is scheduled for completion by Saturday, Aug. 25, weather permitting. Work will be performed around-the-clock.

This work will consist of closing the left lane first, excavation, placing sub-base material and paving. Traffic will then be placed into the left lane and the same work will be performed on the right lane. During these times, traffic will be restricted to a single lane and intermittently stopped by flagger personnel for dump trucks to be loaded.

On Monday evening, Aug. 20, the contractor will begin placing the final pavement course on a section of Front Street from the Berwick/Briar Creek borough line, east to Poplar Street by the Kmart Plaza. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flagger personnel.

Carl E. Dahler, 71, of Coudersport, PA

Carl E. Dahler, 71, of Coudersport, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc., Bradford.

Baby Black Bunnies Free To Good Home

Cynthia Jones & a black bunny
Three Black Bunnies Ready Now
I have 3 bunnies that are ready to go and four more that are a week old. One of the bunnies is blind in one eye but he is very nice and gets along fine. They are nice pets I was told they were all boys oh well things happen so separated them but some how she got pregnant again so I will have four more very soon.

Call 814-545-1961 and ask for Cynthia.

PGC Seeks Info on Poached Deer

PGC Seeks Info on Poached Deer

Two deer carcasses were dumped at the edge of field in Keating Township on Monday, and the state game commission is trying to find out who did it.

They say an adult doe and an adult buck were shot in the head, and some of the meat was removed from both of them. The antlers were also taken from the buck.

The animals were found at the edge of a field along the West Valley Road about a mile and a half south of Irish Hollow.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the game commission. A reward is possible.

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Coudersport Ambulance To Ambulance Station

At 11:00 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to their station. Call center.

Dog Found In Coudersport

This dog is currently on our patio and will not leave.

 Update: The dog has been reunited with his owner. Thanks!

Don't Miss This Sale Saturday & Sunday On Fowler Brook In Eldred

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Real Estate Auction/Complete Estate Saturday, August 18th At Limestone, NY

Boy Injured In Crash On Rt. 120 At Tunnel Hill

An 8 year old East Smethport boy was injured 
 in a two car crash on Route 120 (Bucktail Trail Highway) at Tunnel Hill in Gibson Township on Wednesday at 3:42 PM.

Trooper Dennis Miller said the crash occurred  as a 1998 Dodge Stratus driven by Jennifer I. Sisson, 38, of East Smethport, PA, was traveling west when she crossed the center line while negotiating a curve in the roadway, striking an oncoming eastbound 2007 Ford Taurus driven by Shawn F. Leydig, 48, of Hollidaysburg, PA, in the left side. 

Sisson and her 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter were transported by Emporium Ambulance to an area hospital. Police report the boy was injured, but it was unknown if the other two were hurt in the crash.

Leydig was not injured. Everyone was wearing seatbelts or child restraints.

Sisson's vehicle sustained disabling damage to it's left front end and Leydig's vehicle was damaged in the left front wheel area and door.

Sisson was cited for (not) Driving on Right Side Of Roadway. Troopers were assisted at the scene by personnel from Emporium and Sinnemahoning Fire Departments and Emporium Ambulance.

Emporium State Police Apprehend Fleeing Man After Foot Chase

Emporium State Police apprehended a Franklinville, NY, driver who left the scene of a hit & run crash Friday at 4:05 am on Route 155, 2.2 miles north of Rt 120 in Shippen Township, Cameron County

Brandon C. Cole, 26, the driver, and passengers Brian Kulczyk, 55, both of Franklinville, NY, and Charles Kegler, 28, of Cheektowaga, NY, were traveling south on SR 155 in a 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche when Cole fell asleep and traveled off the right side of the roadway where he ran over a "No Passing Zone" sign and struck a utility pole, causing minor damage to the pole and moderate damage to his vehicle. Cole that fled the scene, traveling south on SR 155 in his vehicle which was still operable, according to Trooper Michael W. Smith, who investigated.

Smith said the crash was called in to PSP Emporium by a witness to the crash and the suspect vehicle was spotted traveling west on West 4th Street in Emporium Boro at 4:12 AM. An attempt was made to stop the vehicle which had pulled into a driveway at 233 W. 4th Street. Cole immediately got out of his vehicle and fled on foot. After a short foot chase, Cole was apprehended.

Cole is charged with DUI, Resisting Arrest, Roadways Laned for Traffic, Careless Driving, and Failure to Report Accident Involving Damage To Unattended Vehicle or Property. Cole was arraigned before District Judge Barry Brown at District Court 59-3-01 and released on $2,500. bail.

No one was injured in the crash.

Burglary At Plank Road Hollow Residence

A burglary at a residence  at 1019 Plank Road Hollow in Shippen Township between 8-11 and 8-14, 2012 is under investigation by State Police at Emporium.

Trooper Dennis Miller said unknown actor(s) entered the Corey L. Williams residence through an unlocked front door on the east side of the residence. The Actor(s) removed a wallet from a coffee table located just inside the door and fled in an unknown direction. Nothing of value was contained in the wallet.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Phone Call To Jail Results In Charges

Ridgway Woman Facing Charges; Police find Guns Exp
A Ridgway woman is facing a felony charge after she called a man accused of arson and attempted homicide. 

State Police charged 43 year-old Donna Covel with criminal use of a communication facility after they hear her and Francis "Tony" Milliard in a phone call which was recorded from the Jefferson County Jail on July 27. Police say that Milliard and Covel discussed the sale of marijuana during the conversation. 

Milliard, who is also from Ridgway, is jailed on 46 arson and related charges and an attempted homicide charge for beating a Ridgway man in June of 2011. Meanwhile, a recent search of Milliard's property has turned up firearms, explosives and evidence from some of the burglaries he is accused of.

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Orphaned/Abandoned Wells Pose Challenge, Risk

Orphaned/Abandoned Wells Pose Challenge, Risk

abandonedwellA Water Quality Work Group that gathers regularly in Potter County to coordinate many efforts geared toward protection of the county’s water resources focused in on the many dozen of abandoned and orphaned gas and oil wells in the county – many of them uncharted. These wells, many of which were drilled more than a half-century ago, have been described as “ticking time bombs.” As their casing corrodes and as nearby drilling activity picks up, they have the potential to pose serious pollution risks unless they are located and retired.

 However, finding them is a big challenge and capping/retiring them could cost upwards of $250,000 each. The state has established a fund to pay for capping of abandoned and orphaned wells, but the demand for funds far exceeds the available money. Energy companies looking to drill into nearby acreage to tap shale gas have been retiring abandoned wells to protect their own assets. Work group members decided to confer with local watershed protection organizations and the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition to determine how they might work together to establish a better inventory of the abandoned and orphaned wells.

Members also discussed the shortcomings of state regulatory policies covering private water sources. Pennsylvania is one of just two states that have no standards for water well construction. Public education is the key to that issue and many others involving water quality, members agreed. They discussed the possibility of scheduling a “WaterBlitz” next spring, patterned after the successful “BioBlitz” held at the Austin Dam Memorial Park in 2009.

Big 30 Photos Available At SunkenBranch Photography

Photo from Big 30 halftime..Leo Szczesny has hundreds of photos available to look at and purchase from SunkenBranchPhotography at the links below.





Roulette Ambulance To Route 6

At 9:12 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to 2900 block of Rt. 6 W for a cardiac emergency.

J. Fred KENDALL, 79, of Westfield, PA

J. Fred KENDALL, 79, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

 Born July 26, 1933, in West Chester, PA, he was the son of John F. and Emily S. Wood Kendall. 

A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1956 – 1958. On June 25, 2005, in Elkland, PA, he married the former Amy J. Madison, who survives.

 He owned and operated Kendall Supply in New Jersey for 17 years. Fred was employed as a truck driver by Peffer Express for 30 years. Locally, he was employed as a school bus driver by Ulysses Motors and Rice Transportation. He was a member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company. 

Surviving besides his wife, Amy, are: five children, Holly (Ben) Miller, John F. (Melody) Kendall, Jr., and Dennis A. Kendall, all of New Jersey, Harley Jo Kendall of Westfield, and son to be born on Tuesday, August 21st, Logan Charles Kendall; six grandchildren, Jennifer Kendall, John F. Kendall, III, Tristan Kendall, Ben Miller, Jr., Jonathan Miller, and Emily Miller; one great-grandson, John F. Kendall, V; and two sisters, Fredda Myers and Jane (John) Cinghina. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, 20 E. Tannery St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Truck VS Motorcycle Crash On Rt. 66

Cross Streets: ROUTES 66  & 948
8/17/2012 5:33:38 PM


RIDGWAY -- A Beaver County man remains hospitalized at UPMC Hamot this morning with injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle crash in Elk County late Friday afternoon.

Brian R. Peterson, 40, of Darlington, was driving a Honda VTX 1000 motorcycle on Route 66 in Highland Township shortly after 5:30 p.m. when state police said it collided with a Ford driven by 29-year-old Phillip E. Rodgers, of Warren.

Peterson was flown from the scene to UPMC Hamot, where he is listed in serious condition this morning. Rodgers and a passenger in his vehicle were not injured, police said.

2 Vehicle Crash On Main Street In Port Allegany

Two Vehicle Crash At Main & Mill In Port A
At 5:24 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire rescue and ambulance have been dispatched to Main Street in Port Allegany at Mill Street for a 2 vehicle crash. One female is reported trapped in a vehicle.

Pennsylvania Cable Network Tonight Airs Thompson’s “Barnyard Discussion” on Agriculture Policy During Ag. Progress Days

ICYMI: Pennsylvania Cable Network Tonight Airs Thompson’s “Barnyard Discussion” on Agriculture Policy During Ag. Progress Days  
Washington, D.C. The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) tonight will air footage from Rep. Thompson’s “Barnyard Discussion” on agriculture policy, which took place this week during Penn State University’s Ag Progress Days.  Details for the airing, including cable providers and local channel listings, are provided below:  

From The Pennsylvania Cable Network:

·       Calendar: PCN Public Affairs
Ag Progress Days: Agriculture Policy Town Hall with U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson
Guest:  PA Farm Bureau President Carl Shaffer
Start Time: 9:45 pm
End Time: 10:45 pm

Vehicle Fire Reported At Car Wash In St. Marys

Address: 1090 S MICHAEL ST
8/17/2012 4:51:19 PM


Rocks Blocking Route 6 On Bush Hill Near Smethport

Rocks Blocking Rt. 6 on Top Of Bush Hill
At 4:50 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Police have been called to the top of Bush Hill on Route 6 for a large pile of rocks that have fallen into the roadway blocking one lane.

Reminder That Railroad Avenue To Close For Construction Starting Monday

Reminder that beginning on Monday, August 20th, 2012 the construction on the Railroad Ave Culvert over Laninger Creek will begin, and Railroad Ave. will be closed to through traffic.

Jonathan Huff, CFM
Secretary / Treasurer
Municipal EMC
Water / Wastewater Operator

Roulette Township Supervisors

EAS 9-1-1 Telephone Outage Emergency In Clinton County

Currently there are intermittent phone outages in portions of Clinton County. 

If you are unable to make 911 calls into Clinton County 911, report immediately to the nearest fire station.

Help Needed To Fill Backpacks At Roulette Firehall On Saturday

The To Fill A Backpack program will be packing backpacks at the Roulette Firehall on Saturday August 18th.  

We will start at noon and go until we have the amount packed that we need.  Anyone is able to help...if you don't get around well we will find you a duty that you can sit.  

If you would like to help just come to the Firehall at noon and we will put you to work.  Hope to see you there.

Andy Kulp
"To Fill A Backpack"
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA  16746
Blogspot: http://tofillabackpack.

Two Vehicle Crash In St. Marys

Cross Streets: DELAUM RD * TAFT RD
8/17/2012 1:38:39 PM

Baby Bunnies Free To Good Home

Cynthia Jones & a black bunny
Three Black Bunnies Ready Now
I have 3 bunnies that are ready to go and four more that are a week old. One of the bunnies is blind in one eye but he is very nice and gets along fine. They are nice pets I was told they were all boys oh well things happen so separated them but some how she got pregnant again so I will have four more very soon.

Call 814-545-1961 and ask for Cynthia.

DEP Suspends Vapor Recovery Mandate for New Gas Stations

DEP Suspends Vapor Recovery Mandate for New Gas Stations

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced it will not enforce a requirement for new gas stations to install costly vapor recovery systems.
Current regulations require facilities in southeast and southwest Pennsylvania to maintain vapor recovery systems, which are attached to gas pump nozzles to siphon off fumes while pumping gasoline.

A notice regarding the issue has been submitted for publication in this week’s Pennsylvania Bulletin.
“These so-called Stage II vapor recovery systems must still be operated and maintained at existing facilities until further notice,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “We will, however, use our discretion to not enforce these requirements for any new gas station in the greater Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas because the diminishing benefits do not justify the cost of installing new systems.”

There are also gas stations in the southeast and southwest regions of the state that could become subject to the rules for the first time because of an increase in their business. Krancer explained that DEP will use the same discretion to not enforce the mandate for those stations.

Vapor recovery systems are required for about 1,600 gasoline-dispensing facilities in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Chester, Delaware, Fayette, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

On July 5, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 135. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Elder Vogel (R-47), amended the Air Pollution Control Act to direct DEP to review its current compliance strategy of utilizing low Reid Vapor Pressure gasoline during the summer ozone season to comply with federal ozone air quality standards. The law also directs DEP to seek waivers from this requirement in the event of a fuel supply disruption.

Because recent models of most vehicles include vapor recovery technology in the cars and trucks themselves, EPA is allowing states that can demonstrate widespread fleet turnover to remove from their State Implementation Plans Stage II vapor recovery requirements for gasoline-dispensing facilities once state regulations are repealed.

EPA issued guidance on Aug. 7 that will help DEP determine what, if any, additional requirements Pennsylvania will need to implement in order to repeal the Stage II requirements and revise its State Implementation Plan.

“Gas station owners should note that DEP’s enforcement discretion does not protect an owner or operator from potential legal challenges by third parties,” Krancer said.

For more information, visit or call 717-772-3436.


The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking for experienced hunters and trappers who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors for the agency’s basic Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE), Successful Bowhunting, Successful Furtaking and Successful Turkey Hunting courses, as well as future courses under consideration.

“Becoming a volunteer instructor for the Game Commission is one way experienced hunters and trappers can help pass along our outdoors heritage to a new generation,” said Keith Snyder, Game Commission Hunter-Trapper Education Division chief.  “Becoming an instructor also is a fine way to help make a difference in your community and to do something to help improve the quality of our education and safety programs.

“If you’re an experienced hunter or trapper, and want to give something back, I encourage you to become a certified instructor for one or all of the agency’s education programs. Quality training is vitally important to ensuring these new, young hunters and trappers are both safe and responsible.”

Persons who wish to become instructors should be knowledgeable, experienced hunters and trappers, and be willing to teach at least one class per year. Classes are held at a variety of locations, such as sportsmen’s clubs, fire halls, schools and municipal buildings. 

Instructors work with other volunteer instructors, WCOs and Deputy WCOs to plan and teach classes. Applicants need not be experts in every field of hunting and trapping.  All teaching materials and detailed lesson plans are provided by the Game Commission.

All new instructors must have attended and completed a class, as a student, within the 18 months prior to or after submitting their application. Also, applicants must pass a background check, assist with at least one student-level class and attend a new instructor training workshop before being certified.

For more information about becoming an instructor, visit the Game Commission’s website ( and select “Education,” then choose “Hunter Education” and then click on “Becoming an Instructor.”  Individuals also can request an application packet online or by calling the agency’s Hunter-Trapper Education Division at 717-787-7015.

Mildred F. Mackey, 96, of Coudersport, PA

Mildred F. Mackey, 96, of Coudersport, died Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2012) at her home in Coudersport.

Born on May 20, 1916, in East Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of Charles M. and Mildred Bayless Kernahan. On July 24, 1936, in Coudersport, she married Herbert E. Mackey, who died on April 3, 1985.

Mrs. Mackey graduated from high school in Cooke County, Tenn. Along with her husband she owned and operated Mackey's Restaurant in Coudersport for many years.

She was a member of the St. Eulalia Catholic Church and Court Doyle #932 Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Mrs. Mackey was the first center director for the Diner's Club in Coudersport. She volunteered at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Sweden Valley Manor and with Meals on Wheels. She had also worked at the Buckboard Restaurant and was a former member of the Coudersport Golf Club.

Surviving are one daughter, Judith Ann (Thomas) Franke of Coudersport; five grandchildren, Lisa (Adam) Dakin of Fort Washington, Jeffery Franke of Coudersport, Lori (Mitch) Freer and Robert (Christie) Mackey, both of Rochester, N.Y., and Nicole Mackey of Sterling, N.J.; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Thomas L. Mackey who died on Dec. 22, 1997; and one brother, Robert B. Kernahan.

Friends are invited to Mildred's Life Celebration beginning with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at the St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following the visitation with the Rev. James C. Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o Potter County Human Services, P.O. Box 241, Roulette, PA 16746; or to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

Ambulance Dispatched For Possible Fall Victim

Possible Fall Victim
At 12:28 pm on Friday, Bradford City Ambulance has been dispatched to Main Street by the Allegheny Arsenal for a male with a head injury possibly from a fall or assault.

Shinglehouse Dispatched To N. Union Street

At 12:26 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Dept. 39 has been dispatched to assist State Police with a psychiatric emergency on North Union Street.

Pennsylvania Matters By Senator Jay Costa

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HEMAP Restart is Excellent News for Families, Neighborhoods and Communities

Pennsylvania’s Homeowners’ Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) is once again accepting applications now that the state has received its portion of the national settlement with mortgage servicers.
ForclosureThe governor announced on August 9 that Pennsylvania was in receipt of the $66.5 million of direct payment due as a part of the $25 billion settlement with the nation’s largest mortgage service providers. The federal-state settlement with five of the largest mortgage services in the United States is intended to address concerns about abuses in mortgage foreclosure and loan servicing.
The HEMAP program has helped thousands of Pennsylvania families in danger of foreclosure stay in their homes. Funds generated by the national settlement ensures that HEMAP will continue to serve Pennsylvania for years to come.
More information can be obtained about HEMAP through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). PHFA can be reached by calling 1-800-342-2397 or online at

Take the voter ID test

Don’t let the partisan, convoluted voter ID law take away your right to the ballot box on November 6th! We can help you verify whether or not you have an approved ID. Take our quiz below!
Do you have any of the following types of photo identification issued by the state?
  • Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Valid without photo driver’s license*
  • Non-driver PennDOT ID

*Note: Without photo driver’s licenses or ID cards are typically issued to individuals with a moral/religious objection to being photographed, or are deployed military overseas who cannot sit for a photo when renewing their license/ID

House Select Committee on Property Tax Reform to Hold Hearing on Proposed Legislation

House Select Committee on Property Tax Reform to Hold Hearing on Proposed Legislation

WHAT:  Rep. Thomas Quigley (R-Montgomery) and the House Select Committee on Property Tax Reform will hold a public hearing on legislation designed to bring about reform of property taxes levied by local governments and school districts. The committee was established by Quigley’s House Resolution 774, directing the committee to perform a study of these taxes and report its findings to the House by Nov. 30.

WHO:  Quigley; Republican committee members Reps. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike); Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk); Tim Krieger (R-Westmoreland); Nicholas Micozzie (R-Delaware); Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Northampton); RoseMarie Swanger (R-Lebanon); Democrat members Reps. Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery); Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery); Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery); Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny) Curtis Thomas (D-Philadelphia); Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny); testifiers Reps. Seth Grove (R-York); David Maloney, (R-Berks), Sen. David Argall (R-Bucks/Carbon/Lehigh/Monroe/
Northampton/Schuylkill) and others. 

WHEN:  Monday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.

WHERE:  House Majority Caucus Room, 140 Main Capitol.


Land Rescue At Mechanic Street Bridge

Land Rescue At Mechanic Street Bridge
At 11:15 am on Friday, Bradford Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to the Mechanic Street bridge for a land rescue where a juvenile has been reported to have fallen off his bicycle over the bridge.     Era Photo Link
11:30 AM--Bradford Township FD on Standby for Bradford City--Recalled at 11:49.


Boy Rescued After Fall from Bridge

Bradford City firefighters were called to a land rescue at the Mechanic Street Bridge this morning.

At about 11:15 a boy was either playing or on his bike and fell off the bridge and into the edge of the water.

Captain Eric Taylor says firefighters used a Stokes basket and Tower One to hoist him out.

The road was closed for a just over half an hour during the rescue effort.

Taylor could not provide any further information on the child or his condition because of privacy laws.



By Mike Leone
August 16, 2012

(East Smethport, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Pace Performance FASTRAK Northeast Late Model Touring Series returned for the second straight year to compete during the McKean County Fair on Thursday night. The 107th edition of the Fair brought out a great field of 39 competitors eclipsing last year's count by 10 cars. It was NE Tour Race #17 of 25 and the third of five races at McKean County Raceway in 2012. Tom Gleason, who was instrumental in bringing FASTRAK to the Fair, provided the racers with perfect track conditions as the surface was racy from top-to-bottom.

After roaring out of the gates with five Northeast Touring Series wins in the first six events, Max Blair hit a dry spell with only two victories over the past 10 races. In fact, the Series three-time champion had been shutout of victory lane in the past five events.

That all changed on Thursday night as Blair passed Ed Carley on lap 10 and drove a masterful race through lapped traffic for the $1,200 victory plus the $100 Genesis Shocks "Top Dog of the Night" certificate. Blair's record high eighth win of the season was his milestone 20th of his career, which came in the 90th race run in the six-year history of the Series!   More...

Chapman Pleads Guilty to Escape

Chapman Pleads Guilty to Escape

Accused rapist Joseph Chapman of Emporium pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to an escape charge.

The 28-year-old walked away from the McKean County Jail in July of 2007 and spent nearly five years on the run. He was arrested on May 20 near Dunkirk, New York, after a TV viewer recognized him on the show “America's Most Wanted.”

He was originally in jail after being charged with raping a seven-year-old and eight-year-old girl in Cameron County.

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Don't Miss This Sale Friday, Saturday & Sunday On Fowler Brook In Eldred

Don't MIss This Sale Friday, Saturday & Sunday On Fowler Brook In Eldred

Real Estate Auction/Complete Estate Saturday, August 18th At Limestone, NY

Register Now For Next Session Of Cutting Edge Gymnastics


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 Saturday, August 18, 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.

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

Good morning,
Keep your fingers crossed that the rain comes and goes before Farmers' market time!
The following will be available at the Farmers' Market today:

Fitzgerald's Family Farm: Cucumbers, herbs, celery, cabbage, maple syrup, jams, jellies, and preserves, hand painted antique maple buckets and lids.

Metzger Heritage Organic Farm: Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, potatoes including gourmet varieties such as Yukon Gold and Purple Viking; baby beets; beet greens with baby beets; red, white and yellow onions; Swiss chard; variety of hot peppers; lettuce; basil (Italian, red or Thai); parsley.

WooleyLot Farm: Heirloom zucchini; garlic bulbs; shallots; fingerling potatoes; delicata winter squash.

Miles Family Farm: Cucumbers, squash and leeks.

Card Creek Trading Post: white artisan bread; deli rye bread with caraway seeds; summer lemon bars; Michigan dried cherry biscotti; old fashioned sugar cookies; summer peach delight dessert; farm fresh brown eggs; and in cooperation with Fitzgerald's Family Farm, offering a cucumber, tomato and onion salad ready for your dinner table.

The Potter County Farmers' Market is held weekly on Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the courthouse square.

Stop At Hazel's Auto Sales In Hebron Center For Some Great Buys On Used Vehicles