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Saturday, September 1, 2012

ATV Crash In Friendship Reported With Serious Injuries

ATV Crash With Serious Injuries
At 11:02 pm on Saturday, Friendship Fire and Ambulance along with Wellsville 700 medics are responding to Steenrod Road for an ATV accident with 2 persons reported seriously injured.
11:08--Second ambulance from Friendship to scene. 
11:30 pm--Mercyflight  has landed 
11:35--Friendship Ambulance en route to Olean General
11:36--Frienship 8 Ambulance on scene at LZ


Fuel Tanker Fire On Rt. 15 Captured On Video

Fuel tanker flips and catches fire on Rt 15 Aug 31, 2012 by Lonny Frost

Published on Aug 31, 2012 by cartooned

Just a few minutes after 930AM Liberty, Blossburg, Morris, Mansfield and Wellsboro fire departments were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident. Black smoke could be seen for miles as firemen headed South on the new Rt 15 highway. Both Southbound and Northbound lanes of traffice were closed down. All traffice was directed to old route 15 as firemen battled the stubborn fire. Billowing flames were traveling approxiamately 200 feet or more into the air as fire trucks arrived on scene.

Later in the afternoon traffic was open for vehicles traveling South While the all North bound traffic was still being detored at the Blossburg Exit to take the old Rt 15 towards Williamsport.

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Otto Township Firefighters Called To Search For Lost Teenagers

Teens Lost In The Woods
At 9:08 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Dept. has been activated to assist the police department in a search for a group of teenagers lost in the woods in the area of 552 Kansas Branch Road in Otto Township.
9:28 PM--Otto Eldred Regional Police have located the missing juveniles. Otto Fire Dept. has been recalled.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To South Stevens Street

At 6:39 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 have been dispatched to S. Stevens Street for a fall victim.

Children Playing With Old Cellphones Causes 911 Problems

Mt. Jewett Echo

Coudersport Ambulance To Carpenter Road

At 5:53 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Carpenter Road in Hebron Township for a medical emergency.

Truck Into Tree On Lower Arnot Road

Blossburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Lower Arnot Road for a MVA with a truck reported into a tree. 

Welcoming Hunter Michael Fuller, Born 8-30-2012 at Bradford Regional Medical Center

Eric and Angela Wright Fuller of Smethport, PA, announce the birth of a son, Hunter Michael Fuller on 8/30/12 at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Hunter weighed 5lbs 7 oz.

Paternal Grandparents: were the late Roderick and Wanda Fuller of Shinglehouse, PA.

Maternal Grandparent are Fella and Deb Wright of Smethport, PA.

Person Reported Injured In Jet Ski Accident at Cuba Lake

Jet Ski Accident At Cuba Lake
At 3:50 pm on Saturday, Cuba Fire Rescue And Ambulance have been dispatched to 8 South Shore Road at Cuba Lake, near the dam,  for a male injured in a Jet-Ski accident. 
A Mercyflight helicopter is being dispatched. A LZ is being set up at the Middle School.  Olean Medics dispatched.
Mercyflight has been cancelled. Patient was initially unresponsive, now awake & talking.

Margery I. Woods, 84, of Warren, PA

Margery I. Woods, Born In Scio, NY
Margery I. Woods, 84, of Warren, PA. died Saturday morning, September 1, 2012 at Warren General Hospital after an illness of the past week. 

She was born October 28, 1927 in Scio, New York to the late Ernest and Mildred Housenick Rounds. She has resided in Warren for the past 55 ½ years. 

Margery was employed with the former Struthers Wells Corporation as a secretary and with Kinzua Valley and Warren Manor Nursing Homes as their cook, retiring from there in 1986. She also owned and operated a private day care center for 15 years from her home. She was of the Lutheran Faith. Margery was a member of the North Warren Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, Circle 8 Square Dancing Group and enjoyed crocheting.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, David S. Woods, Sr. whom she married March 2, 1957 in Erie, PA., 4 Children – David S. Woods, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ., Mary Sue DeHart of Sarasota, FL., John Woods and wife, Barb of Warren, PA., Margery Woods-Murray and husband, Mike of Sarasota, FL., 6 Grandchildren – Keith Woods, Stephanie Arthurs and husband, Jonathan, Brad Woods and wife, Jodie Ladie, Michael DeHart, Katie Aldrich and husband, Tim, Ryan Woods and wife, Erin. 4 Great Grandchildren – Oakleigh Gilbert, Brooke Lynn Woods, Peyton Arthurs, Kenley Woods. 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter – Ernestine Woods who died June 4, 1988. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Buddy Ward, Pastor of the North Warren Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the North Warren Volunteer Fire Dept. S. State Street, N. Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be accepted by visiting

Rollover Crash On Rt. 15 Northbound Near Mansfield

Fire & EMS are responding to a rollover crash on Rt. 15 northbound lane in Richmond Township, just north of Mansfield. Depts. 2 & 7 have been dispatched along with Medic 1.
Fire Police dispatched. Ambulances & medics returned to stations.

Female Beagle Found In Shinglehouse

I found a female beagle in Shinglehouse. 
black and brown with no tags on its collar.
My number is 814 697 6585

Neil E. Rockwell, 77, of Warren, PA.

Neil E. Rockwell, 77, of Warren, PA. died peacefully Friday, August 31, 2012 surrounded by his family at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. after a brief illness. 

He was born August 25, 1935 in Leroy, Bradford County, PA. Neil has resided in Warren for the past 4 years, moving here from Tiona, PA. where he resided or 38 years. He was a veteran with the United State Navy serving from May 1956 until May 1959. He had been employed with the former Warren Concrete as a mixer operator for 15 years, then worked for the former Struthers Wells Corporation for many years and retired in 2000 from the Warren County School District. 

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and reader. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play and Nascar races. One of his favorite things to do was go 4-wheeling. He is lovingly remembered as man who enjoyed being a loving father, and family man. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren, family picnics, traveling and going out to eat.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn J. Bullock Rockwell whom he married December 5, 1958 at Clarendon United Methodist Church, Clarendon, PA., 4 Children – Blaine Rockwell and wife, Brenda of Sheffield, PA., Brian Rockwell and wife, Ellen of Tiona, PA., Brenda Saporito and husband, Don, Barbara Anderson and husband, Bo all of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Dennis Rockwell and wife, Esther of Sergeant, PA., 9 Grandchildren, 9 Step Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Harold and Hugh Rockwell, 2 Sisters – Mildred Howard and Margie Huckabone. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the United States Navy Personnel. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so though the Warren Public Library Association, 212 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting

Coudersport Ambulance To Main Street For A Man Down

At 12:15 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Main Street in front of the Crittenden Hotel for a man who has fallen.

Volunteers Needed At ACS Office In Coudersport

Volunteers are needed at the Amercian Cancer Society office located at the Patterson Cancer Center in Coudersport, Pa. The ACS office have volunteers every day Mon thru Thurs, if you are interested and can give one day a week helping others please call 814-274-9337 or 814-274-7397.

Opening For Part Time Bartender / Server At Mosch's Tavern in Coudersport

Friday, August 31, 2012

Shinglehouse Ambulance To West Academy Street

At 11:15 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to West Academy Street for a medical emergency.

Bake Sale at Dollar General on 9/1/2012

Bake Sale at Dollar General on 9/1/2012 so we can raise money for Becca Pelchy. She has an awesome opportunity to go to Australia , Figi, and New Zealand through the people to people student ambassador program and she needs to raise money to do so. There will be baked goods, sodas, and waters for sale and we welcome any donations too. Thank you so much it is very greatly appreciated.

How To Get A PA Voter ID To Vote This Year

PennDOT Now Providing Free Department of State Voter ID Cards at Driver Licensing Centers
This New ID is intended for voters who cannot obtain other types of Photo ID

Beginning August 28, voters who do not have verification documents necessary to get a Pennsylvania Photo ID will be able to obtain a new Department of State voter identification card for free at any PennDOT Driver License Center.
Documentation needed to obtain a Pennsylvania Photo ID include:
  • Voter IdNeed a Photo ID? I Can Help!Social Security card
  • One of the following: Birth certificate with a raised seal, valid U.S. passport, Certificate of U.S. Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization
  • Two proofs of residency, such as a lease agreement, current utility bills, mortgage documents, W-2form, tax records, bank statements, and/or credit card bills. College students may also use room assignment paperwork and one bill with their dorm room address on it
If you cannot produce any of these documents, you are eligible for a FREE Department of State Voter ID card.
The Department of State Photo ID card is valid for voting purposes only and is intended ONLY for those individuals who cannot produce proper documentation for other types of photo identification.
Voters who want the new Department of State Voter ID must provide their name, address, Social Security number, proof of residency and previous name and/or address if changed in the past 12 months.
The applicant must complete a Department of State ID application form and sign a document affirming that they are a registered voter but have no other form of identification that can be used for voting. Once their information is verified, the person will receive the free Department of State Voter ID, which is valid for 10 years.
For more information on voting and the types of photo IDs that can be used at the polls, visit or

Senator Hughes Urges Voters to Get Photo ID Before November Presidential Election

Voter ID Message

Sophie Has Been Found


Austin Dam Memorial Association September 2012 Lottery Tickets

Austin Dam Memorial Association
September 2012 Lottery Tickets

Four numbers on each ticket
Tickets are $20.00 each
Payout of $50/day: September 1 – 29
Payout of $500 on September 30
Winner based on PA Lottery evening number

Tickets are available at the following area businesses:

In Austin:
 Cockeyed Cricket
Northwest Savings Bank
The Costello Inn
E.O. Austin Museum
Perry’s Country Store
Big Mike’s Dairy Dine
VFW Post 7810

In Emporium:
Copy Katz

In Coudersport:
Sunny Hill

E-mail the association at:

Three-Week Detour Coming for Box Culvert Work near Tylersville

Clinton County
Three-Week Detour Coming for Box Culvert Work near Tylersville

Lock Haven –Work to replace a box culvert on Route 2002 (Narrows Road) in Clinton County will get underway Monday, Sept. 10 and a detour will be in place. The box culvert spans Bletz Hollow, just west of Tylersville.

Replacing the box culvert will allow PennDOT to remove it from Clinton County’s list of structurally deficient bridges and keep it in service for years to come. The bridge, built in 1920, is 9 feet long and carries an average of almost 500 vehicles per day.

In order to place the new concrete box culvert, the road and bridge will be closed and a detour will be in place. The official detour will make use of Route 2002 (Narrows Road), Route 64, Route 445 in Centre County, Route 192 in Centre County, and Route 880.

PennDOT Clinton County Maintenance will perform this work, which is expected to last through Sept. 28, depending on weather. Work includes removal and replacement of the box, guide rail updates and approach and deck paving.
PennDOT will open the bridge sooner than Sept. 28, if work progress allows.

Drivers are reminded to follow official detour signs, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

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, after the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 4 – 6, the right lane of I-80 eastbound from Exit 241 (Berwick) to Exit 242 (Mifflinville) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for truck egress to perform road paving work.

Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 5 – 6, the right lane of I-80 westbound at mile 242 (Mifflinville) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving work to tie into the reconstructed bridge over Route 339.

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.

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

Sara J. Hetrick, 90, of Coudersport, formerly of Hershey, PA

Sara J. Hetrick

COUDERSPORT, PA---Sara J. Hetrick, 90, of Coudersport, formerly of Hershey, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Coudersport, after a brief illness.

Born July 1, 1922 in Derry Township, she was a daughter of John and Adelle Jefferies. On August 10, 1946 in Hershey, she married Paul E. Hetrick, Jr., who died on June 1, 1995.

Mrs. Hetrick was a graduate of Hershey High School.

She was a baseball fan and an avid bird watcher. Mrs. Hetrick enjoyed the outdoors, going to camp, trips to Wyoming, and traveling to the beaches in the summer. Her greatest love was her family. 

Surviving are a son, John P. (Susan) Hetrick of Coudersport; a daughter, Suzanne M. (John) Gibbons of Cody, Wyoming; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hetrick was predeceased by a son Thomas E. Hetrick; two brothers, William Jefferies and Clarence Jefferies; and two sisters, Ruth Robertson and Dit Mixon.

Graveside funeral services will be held in Spring Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Hershey, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 with Dr. Bradley A. Brown, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Hershey, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local fire department or ambulance association.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
A fond memory of Sara may be expressed at

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, September 1, 2012 – September 7, 2012

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, September 1, 2012 – September 7, 2012

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: 0006 (Sweden Valley to Galeton) Sign Repairs

Bridge Crew: 06

• State Route: 1003 (Loucks Mills to SR 6) Bridge Replacement-Road Closed- Detour In Place

Pipe Crew: 41

● State Route: 1009 (Pusher Siding) Monday-Wednesday, Pipe Replacement

● State Route: 4011 (Peet Brook)Thursday-Friday, Pipe Replacement

Tail Ditching: 34

● State Route: 1011 (Ulysses to Genesee) Ditching

East Patching: 42

● State Route: 1008 (Empson Rd)Tuesday-Wednesday, Pipe Trench Patching

● State Route: 1010 (Mills to Genesee) Thursday-Friday, Pipe Trench Patching

West Patching: 44

• State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile) Patching

General Maintenance: 31

● State Route: 0872 (Costello Area) U-Drain Installation

Side Dozing: 33

● State Route: 0155 (Keating Summit to McKean Co Line)Tues, Side Dozing

● State Route: 0872 (Austin to Wharton)Wed-Thurs, Side Dozing

● State Route: 3001 (East Fork) Friday, Side Dozing

Mowing Crew: 30

● State Route: 1005 (Phoenix Run Road) Mowing

Cameron County 0240:

• State Route: 3001 Patch Pipe Crossings

• 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 07/26/2013)

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 3015 (Dutch Hill) Tar and Chip

State Route 1013 (Bingham Township) Tar and Chip

• Hawbaker: State Route 0006 Roulette (Fishing Creek) Deck Repair-Signals In Place

State Route 1001 (Sweden Valley) Tuesday, Chipping

State 1005 Wednesday-Friday, Chipping

State Route 44 (Carter Camp to Oleona) Tuesday-Friday,

Paving/Shoulder Back Up

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

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

Galeton Weather report August 2012

Galeton Weather report August 2012

 August was a beautiful summer month.  Many sunny days.  Warmer the first week with temperatures reaching 90 degrees for a day or two, then some cool mornings in tha latter part of the month with 48 on the 19th and 44 on the 31st.
We measured 3.40" of rainfall.  Last year we had 3.59". This year we had rumbles of thunder on five days and fog on most mornings.
It was a fairly typical August.
Henry W. Lush, National Weather Service Observer

The To Fill A Backpack program will be selling assorted food items on the square

The To Fill A Backpack program will be selling assorted food items on the square during Coudersport Townwide Yard Sales.  Stop in and pick up your brunch, lunch or snack and help send children to school with the supplies they need.  We will be ready to serve by approximately 10am and will stay until the crowd is gone or our food is gone.  We will also be selling our TFABP T-shirt's for $5.00, $10.00 and $12.00 and Water Bottles will be given for any $5.00 donation.  Please come support our program by purchasing food or making a donation.  We are now 6 counties wide and growing every year....we need your help to help us grow.  Thank you for your continued support.

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


08/31/2012 06:22 PM EDT
Quality Feed, Inc. recalls milk replacer because of possible salmonella health risk. Quality Feed, Inc. of Dousman, WI is recalling milk replacer that was shipped between January 31, 2012 and March 31, 2012 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 
Respironics California, Inc., Voluntary Recall Notification Of A Limited Number Of Respironics V60 Ventilators
08/31/2012 06:03 PM EDT
Respironics California, Inc., a division of Philips Healthcare announced today that it has completed notifying its United States customers of a voluntary recall of 116 Respironics V60 Ventilators in the United States and has confirmed that 33 have already been updated. The recall was initiated on July 31, 2012 to address a manufacturing issue that may have affected these ventilators.
08/31/2012 03:13 PM EDT
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC, following a voluntary recall by Splendid Products announced it removed from sale Daniella mangos due to possible salmonella contamination. The following product, purchased between July 12 and August 24, 2012 is included in this recall: Daniella mangos, PLU 4959
08/31/2012 06:50 PM EDT
Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate voluntary recall of select cut fruit produced by Renaissance Food Group. The products are being recalled as a precaution because they contain a mango ingredient that has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella braenderup.

PA Mussels Used to Help Restore Streams in Ohio, Illinois and West Virginia

PA Mussels Used to Help Restore
Streams in Ohio, Illinois and West Virginia

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A joint effort between federal and state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), has resulted in the successful collection and relocation of approximately 4,000 state and federal endangered northern riffleshell mussels from a site on the Allegheny River along the border of Forest and Venango counties.

The mussels – collected over a two-day period Aug. 21-22 – were expected to be adversely affected by the Hunter Station Bridge replacement project, located along State Route 62 in Tionesta, Forest County. When the project begins, cofferdams and causeways will be constructed in the river and the old bridge will be dropped. These actions would likely have killed thousands of the mussels, but the salvage efforts have been able to save the resource and put it to use in other states.
Photo courtesy Jim Carroll, PennDOT

“The mussels have been transported to Illinois, Ohio, and West Virginia, where they will be used to strengthen existing northern riffleshell populations and to establish new populations in some of the waterways where they historically occurred,” said PFBC biologist Jordan Allison, who assised with the recovery. “These efforts are being monitored carefully to ensure that the reintroductions are successful, and the information gathered will be used to further species recovery efforts in the future.”

States and provinces in which the northern riffleshell can be found include: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, W.V., and Ontario. However, in recent years, the number of northern riffleshell populations outside of Pennsylvania has decreased significantly.

“The middle Allegheny River contains the world’s most extensive known population of northern riffleshell,” Jordan added. “Though it is listed as an endangered species in Pennsylvania, the population at this site has been identified as a source of animals for species recovery efforts due to the planned replacement of the Hunters Station Bridge.”

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) led the recovery effort through its field offices in Pa., Ohio, and W.V. and its Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Other partners included the PFBC; Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Freshwater Mussel Conservation Facility; Illinois Natural History Survey; Illinois Department of Natural Resources; and W.V. Department of Natural Resources.

Mussels are an integral part of a healthy ecosystem providing humans and other animals with many services free of charge. Mussels are filter feeders, meaning they obtain food by taking in gallons of water per day to filter out suspended particles leaving the water in our streams and rivers clearer. Live and dead mussel shells provide many aquatic organisms with habitat that is necessary for their survival. Mussels also serve as food for some species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish.

“Throughout the world, mussels are the most imperiled group of organisms,” said PFBC malacologist Nevin Welte, who specializes in the study of mollusks. “At one time in the U.S., there were nearly 300 different species of freshwater mussels. Of these, 67 were known to be from Pennsylvania. Currently, 54 species of mussels remain in the state, representing a 19% loss in the number of mussel species that historically occurred within our borders.”

Of the 54 species remaining, seven are on the Pennsylvania endangered species list, and two are on the Pennsylvania threatened species list. Freshwater mussels have declined due to water pollution, changes in water quantity (floods, drought, dams, and irrigation), loss of habitat (dams, dredging, waterway channelization, and bridges), and competition with invasive species such as the zebra mussel.

“Along with our partners, we are hopeful that establishing new populations of northern riffleshell in multiple states will be a large step forward in promoting the recovery of this species,” said Welte, who notes that current state regulations prevent the collection of any freshwater mussels from waters of the Commonwealth and state and federal regulations prohibit the unauthorized collection of endangered species.

For more information about the freshwater mussels, please visit our website at the following link,

Rep. Causer to hold Satellite Office Hours on Sept. 6th

Outreach Office Hours Set for Sept. 6

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, Sept. 6:

• Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.
• Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon
• McKean County Courthouse, commissioner’s conference room – 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Hill Road

At 8:47 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sweden Hill Road for a medical emergency.

Illinois Pocket Watch Stolen From House Sale In Coudersport

An Illinois Pocket Watch was stolen Friday 
 from a house sale at 402 S. East St., Coudersport, PA.  If anyone is approached to buy this item please contact Kay Brownell Reed at 814-848-3942.

Benefit Weekend For Family Of Nate Brookens

Farmer's Market Saturday 9 to Noon IN Smethport

Hamlin Memorial Library in Smethport 
 will host a Farmer’s Market Saturday, Sept. 1st from 9:00 am-Noon. 
Stop by and check out the fresh fruits, veggies and baked goods!

Mary E. Scalise, 102, a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home and formerly of Weldbank, PA.

Mary E. Scalise
Mary E. Scalise, 102, a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home and formerly of Weldbank, PA. died Friday, August 31, 2012 at 1:55 P.M. peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born October 3, 1909 in Lucinda, PA. to the late A. Louis and Josephine Lander Griebel. She has resided in Weldbank most of her life. Mary was a 1928 graduate from St. Joseph Catholic School in Lucinda, PA. She was a former member of the former St. Clara’s R.C. Church, St. Joseph R.C. Church and a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and was very strong in her faith. 

She is survived by her 3 children – Joanne Jewell and husband, Charles of Youngsville, PA., Carol Dalrymple and husband, Jerry of Huntington Beach, CA., James G. Scalise and wife, Susan of Warren, PA., 6 Grandsons – Charles, Thomas and Dale Jewell, Kevin and Mark Dalrymple, and Andrew Scalise, 4 Granddaughters – Diane Hartson, Mary Jewell, Sue Hillenbrand and Jennifer Rosa, 15 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Scalise who died July 30, 1982 whom she married September 4, 1933 in Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Fred and Joseph Griebel, 3 Sisters – Catherine Zacherl, Minnie Zacherl, Martina Griebel.

Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Friends of the Rouse, P.O. Box 207, Youngsville, PA. 16371 or a charity of one’s choice. E –mail condolences are being accepted by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Lost Dog Smethport Has Been Found

Lost dog! Named Sophie jumped out car window today ( Friday )around 1:30 pm. 


4 Wheeler Accident in Johnsonburg

Address: 501 WOODLAND AVE
Cross Streets: CEDAR ST * MYRTLE ST

8/31/2012 6:38:34 PM

DEP Lifts Drought Declaration for 15 Counties in Western PA

DEP Lifts Drought Declaration for 15 Counties in Western PA

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has lifted a drought watch declaration for 15 counties in western Pennsylvania, based on recommendations from the Pennsylvania Drought Task Force.
“Rainfall over the last six weeks helped out the situation immensely in these counties,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “We’ve seen improved stream-flows and soil moisture, and while some groundwater levels are still below normal we feel confident that conditions will continue to improve.”

The drought watch was issued July 19 because of below-normal rainfall that resulted in low stream-flow conditions, decreased groundwater levels and precipitation deficits of up to five and a half inches. The Pennsylvania Drought Task Force uses reports and forecasts from the National Weather Service and U.S. Geological Survey, as well as analysis from DEP’s drought monitoring program, to make its recommendations on issuing and lifting declarations.

Stream-flows have returned to normal for many areas. The upper reaches of the Allegheny basin are still below average.  Recent rainfall has improved soil moisture in the region. Groundwater conditions are expected to return to normal over the coming months, as these levels typically lag two to three months behind precipitation.

While conditions have improved, it is not a complete recovery. The Pennsylvania Drought Task Force will continue to monitor conditions across the state.

A drought watch declaration, the first and least severe level of the state’s three drought classifications, calls for a voluntary five-percent reduction in non-essential water use. A drought warning is the second level of the drought classification and asks residents to voluntarily reduce water use by 10-15 percent. A drought emergency is declared through proclamation by the governor, bans non-essential use and requires public water suppliers to implement contingency plans.

Water conservation tips and drought information can be found online at, keyword: “drought.”

Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident In Kane Boro

Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident In Kane Boro
At 4:03 pm on Friday, Kane EMS has been called to a vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle accident in the boro.

Coudersport Yard Sales Tomorrow (Saturday)

Ok folks, the Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sales are only a day away now! We have volunteered our time and resources over the last couple months to make this “big day” happen again for Coudersport! We are proud to be given this opportunity to help our community. A couple of reminders as you head out to shop…please watch for pedestrians and be kind and courteous to your neighbors.

Attention Sellers: The Courthouse Square is available for those that reserved a space. The spaces are marked with white lines and you are free to choose any location except for the ones marked for electric. Please only take one of those spaces if you requested electric. 

The Farmer’s Market will also be set up in their normal location which is currently taped off. 

We ask that you wait to set up until after the Courthouse closes today. There is plenty of room for everyone. For your convenience Porta-potties will also be located on the square.

It’s going to be a beautiful day tomorrow! Have fun finding lots of bargains and/or making some extra cash! We look forward to seeing many of you as we do a little shopping ourselves.

Your Coordinators,
Nicki Hafer, Cori Wagner and Caroline Powers

9-11 SandStory Show Canceled

9-11 SandStory Show Canceled – Castillo in AGT Finals
DuBOIS – The Penn State DuBois Office of Student Life regrets to announce that the SandStory show scheduled on campus on September 11, has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts that arose due to the artist's current national success.

Artist Joe Castillo, a current contestant on NBC's America's Got Talent, recently made it to the final rounds of the televised contest. Due to his success and future appearances on the TV program, he will not be able to appear at the campus on his originally scheduled date.

SandStory is a live-art presentation, performed to music, in which Castillo produces stunning images with sand upon a light table, as it is projected on large screens for the audience to view. He previously appeared at Penn State DuBois in March.

The Student Life Office extends congratulations to Castillo, and hopes to schedule him to perform on campus again in the near future. As of this time, no make-up date for the show has been slated, but it will be announced as soon as a date is confirmed.


08/31/2012 01:29 PM EDT
World Foods, LLC is initiating a voluntary, precautionary recall on various products it distributes to retail supermarkets that contain mangoes associated with the Splendid Products recall of Daniella Brand Mangoes with the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Coudersport Ambulance To Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

At 2:15 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambu8lance has been called to Sweden Valley Manor for a transport to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

Galeton Rotary Holds Joint Meeting, District Governor Special Guest

 The Galeton Rotary Club met on Thursday evening, August 30th, with President Beth Hoff presiding. This was a special joint meeting with the Coudersport Club. The Rotary District Governor James Eberly was the special guest, along with his wife, Sue. The Eberly's live in State College. The District he represents is district 7360 which covers 22 counties in Pennsyvania and several counties in Maryland and West Virginia. Galeton Rotarian, Pete Folk is a deputy district governor for the northern region of Pennsyvania.

Governor Eberly addressed the clubs and stressed the importance of following the goals of Rotary, particularly "Service Above Self" Both Coudersport and Galeton work hard in doing that. Coudersport recently upgraded Mitchell Park and Galeton came off of another successful Woodsmen's Show which has enabled the club to contribute over $300.000. to community projects and scholarships.

Eberly also stressed support for the Rotary effort to eradicate polio though out the world. This program is having great success in this effort. He also urged support of the Rotary Foundation which helps provide safe drinking water worldwide among many other worthwhile projects.

Governor Eberly met with club directors after the meeting.

Yardley, Pa. Rotarian, Linda Yonkin was a guest.

Hopefully both clubs will add new members in 2013.

Galeton club members are: Beth Hoff, Joe Iaquinto, Karl Runser, Mike Callahan, Paul Pritchard, Bob Spencer, John Ryan, Tony Adami, Phyllis Conable, Carl Ripley, Roger Long, Henry Lush, Doug Reeves, Ed Leslie, John Zeigler, Pete Folk, and Sarah Garber.

Township Supervisors Association Supports Overturn Of Zoning Provisions In New Gas Law

Local group challenges new rules for shale gas industry
August 30, 2012 4:51 am

By Janice Crompton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The leader of the organization representing 1,455 municipalities -- 44 percent of the state's population -- said his group is openly supporting a contingent of local officials and individuals who are challenging state lawmakers and officials, including the governor, over zoning provisions in the state's Act 13, the new law that brought sweeping changes to the Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry.

"Now that the courts have made their determination, we're standing with that," said David Sanko, the executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, a group that has been under fire from some local officials, who feel the organizations's position on Act 13 was inconsistent and confusing and remains so.

Though PSATS initially supported the passage of Act 13 as "the best deal" they thought they could get from state lawmakers, the group has always opposed any infringement on local land-use decisions, Mr. Sanko said.

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Scarnati Trusts Supreme Court Ruling On Zoning For Gas Wells Will Be On Merits

Gas law zoning ruling will be on merits, Senate leader suggests
Times Tribune
HARRISBURG - A top Senate Republican leader, Joe Scarnati, said Wednesday he isn't worried that a final court ruling on local zoning limits under the Marcellus Shale drillers impact fee law will be determined by partisan considerations.

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a recent Commonwealth Court ruling that struck down a provision in the law limiting the ability of municipalities to control the location of drilling activity. The lower court found the provision in Act 13 infringed on municipalities' due process rights by forcing them to allow incompatible land uses such as drilling rigs in zones they had kept apart from industrial activity.  More...

Friday (today) Is Last Day To Vote For Your Favorite Charity At Stoltz


Cuba/Friendship Responding To Report of Structure Fire At McDonalds

Report Fire Is Out--Ventilation Needed
At 12:22 PM on Friday, Cuba and Friendship Fire Depts have been dispatched to McDonalds in Cuba for a structure fire.

8-31 Recalls

Brand New Energy Announces Voluntary Recall of Dietary Supplement EphBurn 25 Due to Possible Health Risk

08/31/2012 03:46 PM EDT
Today BI-LO announced an immediate voluntary recall on whole Daniella brand mangoes sold with a universal product code (UPC) of 0-00000-04051 in stores between July 12 and Aug. 27, 2012. The recalled mangoes, a product of Mexico, were sold as individual fruit and can be identified by the Daniella brand sticker.

Pauline S. “Polly” Grant, 85, of Coudersport, formerly of Denver, PA,

Pauline S.PollyGrant, 85, of Coudersport, formerly of Denver, PA, entered into rest on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, where she had resided since June 2010.

Born on February 6, 1927 in Smokestown, PA, she was a daughter of Harry and Stella Hemminger Sweigart. On September 15, 1951 in the Reformed Church in Denver, she married Robert D. Grant, who survives.

Mrs. Grant attended Denver High School and completed her GED in later years.

Throughout her life, she had been employed by the Denver Hat Factory and A.N. Wolf Shoe Factory, both in Denver. She had also been employed at Beulah’s Candyland at the Green Dragon Market and Auction, Zerbe’s Potato Chips in Denver, and Rutt’s Auction.

Mrs. Grant also assisted her husband in managing his well drilling and water system business. Along with her husband, Mrs. Grant traveled to Togo, Africa on a mission trip to assist in developing water systems in that region of Africa.

She was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Denver, where she also sang in the choir. Mrs. Grant was a 50 year member of the former Cloister Chapter #406 O.E.S. in Ephrata and currently was a member of Lititz Springs Chapter #499 O.E.S. in Lititz. She served as a Mother Advisor for the Cloister Assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls and was also a member of the advisory board. She belonged to a local card club and the Jolly Polly Tennis group, both in Denver. In her spare time, Mrs. Grant and her husband, enjoyed ballroom dancing and Polka. She also enjoyed music, cooking, and most of all, loved spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Pat Northeimer of Coudersport; a grandson, John Wesley (Jessica) Northeimer of Coudersport; a great-granddaughter, Makenzie B. Northeimer; two sisters-in-law, Mary Troupe and Polly Sweigart, both of Denver; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Grant was predeceased by two brothers, Jacob Troupe and Ralph Sweigart.

Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA.

Members of Eulalia Chapter #148 O.E.S., Coudersport, will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. on Wednesday following visitation.

Friends may also call at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 659 South 4th St., Denver, PA on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at which time funeral services be held. The Rev. David R. Brumbaugh, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring.

Members of Lititz Springs Chapter #406 O.E.S. will conduct a memorial service at 10:40 a.m. on Friday in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

A fond memory of Polly may be expressed at

Truck Crash With Fire On Rt.15 At Top Of Bloss Mountain/ALL LANES CLOSED

Crash With Fire On Rt. 15 
At 9:27 am on Friday, Several Tioga County Fire Departments have responded to a motor vehicle accident with fire on the Southbound lanes of Route 15 at the top of Bloss Mountain in Liberty Township.
Route 15 NB now also closed at Bloss Mountain in Tioga County

As a safety precaution, Route 15 northbound is now also closed atop Bloss Mountain in Tioga County at the scene of a truck crash and subsequent fire.

Route 15 northbound traffic is being detoured at the Sebring Exit onto Old Route 15 and back on at the Blossburg Interchange.


1490 NewsBlog has PHOTO

Ronald C. “Skip” Benjamin, 73, of Smethport, PA

Ronald C.SkipBenjamin, 73, of Smethport, died Wednesday (August 29, 2012) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Ctr., Smethport.

He was born Dec 30, 1938 in Smethport, a son of Harold and Ellen Anderson Benjamin. On July 8, 1960, in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Smethport, he married Anita L. Grinolds, who survives.

Mr. Benjamin attended Smethport Schools and had first worked at Zippo Manufacturing, but ultimately he was employed at Witco, becoming Belden & Blake Co., as a well tender for 20 years. After his retirement, he worked for C.L. McKeirnan as a van driver.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Smethport, was an avid camper, and had been a camp host for the PA State Parks System.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by
two daughters: Rhonda (Dan Uplinger) Marsh of Brockway, PA, Belinda (Tim) Smead of Aiken, PA
two grandchildren: Tyler and Kaitlin Smead both of Aiken, PA
three sisters: Janet Billings of Rochester, NY; Barbara "Snooki" Morgan and Sarah Benjamin, both of Smethport, PA
three brothers: Harold Benjamin of Punxsutawney, PA; Phillip "Cricky" Benjamin of Smethport, PA, and George Benjamin of Eldred, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8 at 11:00 am from the Hope Lutheran Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Thomas Beam, pastor, officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; McKean County, 95 Main St, Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701. Online condolences may be made at

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

Motorcycle Crash On Rt. 6

Motorcycle Crash On Rt. 6
At 2:02 am on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to a motorcycle accident between Port Allegany and Roulette. The caller reports the person is injured, but doesn't know his exact location on Route 6. Roulette is also being advised.

Port Allegany Soldier Critically Injured In Georgia/Benefits To Help Family Expenses

Benefits Scheduled To Assist Family Of Critically Injured Port Allegany Soldier
Nate Brookens was struck by car in Georgia where he is stationed
Three years ago, you may recall a post on Solomon’s Words for a “Military Mom Garage Sale.” Our family held this event to help raise funds for my daughter, Beth Brookens, to pay expenses to see her son, Nate, graduate from Air Force Basic Training at Lackland, TX. Many wonderful people contributed to the cause, and Beth was able to attend Nate’s graduation in November 2009. Nate went on to complete Security Forces Training and is an AF Military Police. He served 6 months in Iraq in 2011. At his graduation from Basic, after remarking of the change in him, I fondly recall what he said as he looked directly at me from across the picnic table, “I’m still Nate – only better.”

Today, Nate Brookens is lying in the Trauma Center of a FL hospital fighting for his life, after being struck by a car while crossing a busy intersection, near his military base in GA. And now that “Military Mom” is by her son’s side holding up through the strength of the outpouring of support and prayer from not only our local communities, but literally around the world.

Nate’s extensive injuries include two brain hemorrhages, brain contusion, multiple broken bones, as well as facial bones and broken Tibia, ruptured bladder, possible loss of eyesight, and even more. He has been on the critical list since the Saturday evening, Aug. 25, accident.

Nate's mom is by his side
With a huge effort of family and friends, three benefit events are being held in Nate’s home town of Port Allegany this week end, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Please see the links below to view information on these events and how you can participate in helping Beth and her family, who will be enduring a very long siege of waiting and watching, and hoping and praying for Nate’s full recovery. Updates on Nate’s condition can be viewed on the Benefit Events link. More on his story can be read on either link.

Nate is the father of a two and a half year old boy, Camrin. We invite you to participate in any way you are able, and we thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts, for your prayers, your support and encouragement.

Gratefully Yours,

Ann DeHaven

Nate’s Grandmother

For information on Benefit Events:!/BenefitWeekendForTheFamilyOfNathanBrookens

To Donate Online:

Moving Sale At 126 Cherry Tree Lane, Coudersport On Saturday, September 1 From 8 to 5

Some Openings At Kid's Starting Line Preschool

9-1 Garage Sale Prouty Area

Opening For Service Delivery CLEC Coordinator At Zito Media In Coudersport, PA

Two Reported Ejected In Lamb's Creek Road Crash

Emergency responders arriving on scene report 2 patients ejected in this crash. Fire & EMS personnel are responding from Mansfield and Blossburg in Tioga County.  Lambs Creek Road is east of Mansfield.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lots of Vehicles To Choose From At Hazel's In Hebron Center

Coudersport Farmer's Market On The Square

Fitzgeralds Family Farm: Cucumbers, Herbs, a few Cantaloupes, Cabbage, Celery in addition to maple products, preserves and jams and hand-painted maple sap buckets and lids.

Miles Farm Produce: Onions, Tomatoes, Squash, Leeks, Pie Pumpkins, Cucumbers, Beets.

Card Creek Trading Post: Fresh brown eggs,  White Artisan Bread, Deli Rye Bread with caraway seeds,
Biscotti selections, Scones, Brownie Delight (you add the vanilla ice cream) Also offering vine-ripened sliced tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and chopped fresh basil ready for your dinner table. We'll also be bringing organic Edamame (fresh soybeans in the shell) from Metzger Heritage Farm.
Wooley Lot Farm: Heirloom Zucchini; Garlic Bulbs; Shallots; Fingerling Potatoes; Delicata Winter Squash; Wax Beans and  Alpaca yarn. (Wooley Lot will be setting up on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. as well as the regular Friday hours)

Ruth Louise Hackett Mulvey of Moonlight Drive, Shinglehouse,, PA

 Ruth Louise Hackett Mulvey of Moonlight Drive, Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Thursday (Aug. 30, 2012), at the Highland Park Health Care Center in Wellsville. She was born on July 4, 1915, in Hickox, Pa., to Orrin and Maude (Dildine) Hackett. On July 25, 1938, she married Robert “Bob” S. Mulvey, who predeceased her on May 22, 1981.

Ruth attended school in Genesee, Pa. and had spent a year living in Brazil with her aunt and uncle. She worked for the Bausch and Lomb Company in Wellsville and along with her husband, Bob, they owned and operated Bob’s Motel in Coudersport, Pa. She was a member of the Hickox Church, where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school. Ruth also enjoyed sewing and her granddaughter, Jennifer.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Jo A. Hlavaty of Wellsville; a granddaughter, Jennifer (Sean) McNally of Alexandria, Va.; a great-grandson Patrick McNally; two sisters, Margorie (Therold) Furman of Brookville, Pa., and Mayfred Russell of Coudersport, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth was predeceased by her son-in-law, George; and five brothers, Robert, Carlos, Harry, Gerald and Clair.

Friends are invited to call on Friday (Aug. 31, 2012), at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday (Sept. 1, 2012) from noon-2 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held. Pastor Deborah Wilkins will preside and burial will take place in the Genesee Cemetery in Genesee, Pa. 

Memorials in Ruth’s name may be given to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the David A. Howe Library or the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit

Delaware Riverkeeper Network video Gov Corbett Protest

Delaware Riverkeeper Network video Gov Corbett Protest 

 Citizens Tell Corbett:
"You're Not Welcome On The River"

Published on Aug 23, 2012 by
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett faced protestors from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network on Thursday, August 23rd when he took a kayak trip down the Delaware River. The group is angry over the Corbett Administration's support of natural gas extraction in the Delaware River watershed.

Smoke Alarm Activation At St. Joseph's Terrace

Address: St. Joseph's Terrace, 45 PLUM ST
City: JAY

8/30/2012 9:05:38 PM

Terrie Won't Be Open Until 3:30 on Saturday

Jim --If you could please get this out to your readers.

We are listed on the townwide yardsale map for this weekend. However, we have had an emergency and won't be open until 3:30 on Saturday -- we will have extend our hours Saturday evening, and are planning on having the sale as well on Sunday 8-5.
If you could please get this out to your readers.

We are at 25 Oak Lane Coudersport Pa
There are other Sales on our road on Saturday all day as well. There will be signs out

Thank you,

Terrie Smith

Recall Notification Report 060-2012 Frozen Bratwurst Patties)

Klement Sausage Company Inc., a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,920 pounds of Frozen Bratwurst Patties because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of a plastic pen.

If you see this man on Friday, give him a big "Happy Birthday"

If you see this man on Friday, give him a big "Happy Birthday"