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Saturday, September 8, 2012




Coudersport has been called to transfer an engine company to Roulette for standby. 

12:03 am--Coudersport Ambulance transfer an ambulance to Roulette for standby.

Structure Fire On Arnold Avenue In Port Allegany

Structure Fire On Arnold Avenue In Port Allegany
At 10:55 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 403 East Arnold Avenue for a structure fire. Caller reports flames showing. 
Roulette has been dispatched to standby with one ambulance on scene.

PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance Schedule

 PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of September 8 – September 14, 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: 3001 (Conrad Area) Set Up Detour and Sign Work

Bridge Crew: 06
• State Route: 1003 (Loucks Mills to SR 6) Bridge Replacement-Road Closed-
Detour In Place

Pipe Crew: 41
● State Route: 4011 (Peet Brook) Pipe Replacement

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

East Patching: 42
● State Route: 1010 (Mills to Genesee) Pipe Trench Patching

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

General Maintenance: 31
● State Route: 4021 (Honeoye to NY State) Mon-Tues, Pipe Replacement-
Road Closed/Detour In Place Monday Only
● State Route: 0244 (Fish Hatchery to Rose Lake) Wed, Patch Pipe Crossings
● State Route: 0144 (Sweden Vly to Cherry Springs) Thurs-Fri, Shoulder Work

Side Dozing: 33
● State Route: 3001 (East Fork) Mon-Tues, Side Dozing
● State Route: 3003 (Prouty) Wed-Fri, Side Dozing

Mowing Crew: 30
● State Route: 0044 & 0144 (Pine Mt to Oleona Area) 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

• 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 3003 (Sylvania Township) Tar and Chip
State Route 0872 (Grove Township) Tar and Chip

• Hawbaker: State Route 0006 Roulette (Fishing Creek) Deck Repair-Signals
In Place
State 1005 (Phoenix Run) Chipping
State Route 44 (Carter Camp to Oleona) Paving/Shoulder Back

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

Thompson Announces $45,000.00 Federal Grant for DuBois Regional Airport

Thompson Announces $45,000.00 Federal Grant for DuBois Regional Airport
Upgrade to Airport’s Water Treatment Plant Necessary to Meet Federal Requirements, Growing Regional Demand for Aviation Transportation
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $45,000.00 grant to the Clearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority. The grant funding will provide for the upgrade of the water treatment system at DuBois Regional Airport in Jefferson County, Pa.

“The U.S. Department of Transportation grant offers DuBois Regional Airport the resources to  expand its water processing capacity, which is necessary for the airport to meet growing aviation transit demands in the region,” stated Rep. Thompson.

Upgrading the water treatment system will include evaluation of the existing treatment system and the design for future upgrades.  The upgrades are necessary to increase water processing capacity at the airport and meet federal regulations.

“The water treatment system is a critical infrastructure that is utilized by all of the airport’s facilities,” stated Robert Shaffer, DuBois Regional Airport Manager. “With growing operational demand this funding enables Dubois Regional Airport to meet future facilities capacity and continue offering safe and reliable transportation services.”

Stevenson Dam Rehabilitation Project Approved

Stevenson Dam Rehabilitation Project Approved

sept8stevensondamA $23 million rehabilitation project has been approved for the George B. Stevenson Dam at Sinnemahoning State Park, near the Potter/Cameron county border. 

Safety risks at the 57-year-old dam will be addressed with construction of a grout curtain and cutoff wall along the upstream toe of the embankment to eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of seepage through the rock foundation. Engineering studies have shown the potential for embankment material to wash away, threatening a failure of the dam that could affect communities as far downstream as 140 miles. 

 Funds for the dam project, to be supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will come from state-issued bonds. The Corps maintains Stevenson Dam and three other structures to control flooding on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. George B. Stevenson Dam was built for flood protection in 1955. The 142-acre reservoir offers opportunities for fishing and boating in a biologically diverse, sprawling 1,910-acre park.

Motorist Entrapped In Rollover Crash Near Birdsall

Rollover Crash With Confirmed Entrapment
At 7:23 pm on Saturday, Fire & EMS personnel on scene of a 7:12 pm rollover crash on Holdridge Road in the Town of Allen in northern Allegany County are awaiting arrival of the jaws of life to extricate a motorist from the vehicle reported on it's roof. Officials have requested Mercyflight 8 to a landing zone a quarter mile up Holdridge Road from Old State Road. 
At 7:43 pm--Mercyflight has landed 1/4 mile from the accident scene.
8:45 pm--Mercyflight is airborne

High Speed Chase on Route 59

High Speed Chase on Route 59

A man who thought he was having a heart attack took police on a high-speed chase on Route 59 Thursday night.

Police say at 817 p.m. a US Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer was checking on a motorist parked along the road near Rimrock and found 30-year-old David Miller of Johnsonburg “in an excited state,” and learned that he thought he was having a heart attack.

The officer saw what he believed to be drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and, while he was calling for help, Miller drove away toward Warren, driving at speeds up to 85 mph. State police stopped Miller just east of Route 6.

Miller was taken into custody without further incident. He was taken to Warren General Hospital for treatment after complaining of difficulty breathing and chest pains, and police said charges are pending the outcomes of blood tests.

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St. Marys Man Wanted In Connection With Missing Money

Galeton Rotary Club News

Galeton Rotary met Thursday, September 6 at the Ox Yoke Inn with President Beth Hoff presiding. Doug Reeves, owner of the Galeton Shop and Save store was elected club vice president. Doug has been a Rotarian for many years and is very active in many community activities.

Beth is already working on the Woodsmen's Show for 2013, At her direction a list of community volunteers was compiled for next year's event.

Sarah Garber is starting up a Interact Club in the Galeton school which will help get pupils involved in Rotary community projects.

Next weeks meeting will be held at the home of John Ryan. This will be a social event for Rotarians and guests.

Tree Down On Power LInes In St. Marys

Address: 152 GYPSY RD
9/8/2012 5:21:18 PM

Wires Reported Down On Roadway

Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD

Rollover Crash On Minard Run Hill

 Rollover Crash On Minard RunRoad
At 12:41 pm on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Rescue and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to Minard Run Road, about half way up the hill for a rollover accident with entrapment.

NOAA Warning - Weather Wire


No Injuries In Mason Run Road Crash

Address: 95 MASON RUN RD
9/8/2012 1:24:08 PM


Coudersport Ambulance To Cherry Springs Road

At 12:23 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Cherry Springs Road for a leg laceration.

NOAA Warning - Weather Wire


A line of strong showers and thunderstorms


Tree Down Blocking Rt. 44 South

Tree Down Blocking Rt. 44 South
At 11:35 am on Saturday,Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 44 South at the Cherry Springs Vista for a tree blocking both lanes of the roadway.

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.

On Monday, Sept. 10 the right lanes of I-80 eastbound and westbound from Exit 241 (Berwick) to Exit 242 (Mifflinville) will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11 the eastbound and westbound right lanes of I-80 will be closed from Exit 241 to Exit 242 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This work is in preparation to switch traffic to the next construction phase, which will place four lanes of traffic (two lanes east and two lanes west) on the new and reconstructed bridges along the westbound alignment.

As a reminder, the westbound Mifflinville on-ramp remains closed. This is due to merging traffic safety concerns in the narrowed two-lane area. The ramp detour remains in effect.

Theodore L.”Porky” PORCZYNSKI, 70, of Genesee, PA

Theodore L.”PorkyPORCZYNSKI, 70, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, September 7, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A Vigil Service will be held 8:00 PM, Friday in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Genesee, PA. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kinney, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be expressed at

A complete obituary will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

I-80 Bridge preservation work in Northumberland County continues

Travel Advisory
I-80 Bridge preservation work in Northumberland County continues

Here’s an update on the bridge preservation work scheduled along Interstate 80 in Northumberland County next week.

The contractor’s schedule for the week of Sept. 10 is to epoxy-coat the driving lane on four bridge decks.

These bridges are located along I-80 eastbound and westbound in the county.

Two of the bridges are located at mile marker 211.5 over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks (east of Route 15) and the other two bridges are located at mile marker 212 over Interstate 180.

The driving lanes for the bridges over the railroad tracks will be closed from Monday through Wednesday, and the driving lanes for the bridges over I-180 will be closed from Tuesday through Thursday.

Motorists are advised to be alert to traffic conditions and the likelihood that traffic will be slowed or stopped well in advance of these interstate work zones next week. Plan extra time for your travels.

More Southside Road drainage improvements in Bradford County starting Sept. 10

Travel Advisory
More Southside Road drainage improvements in Bradford County starting Sept. 10

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County will replace four more cross pipes to improve drainage along Route 3008 (Southside Road) in Leroy and Franklin townships starting Monday, Sept. 10.

The work will require approximately 10 work days (weekdays), with the road closed during daylight hours for the first two pipes to be laid, then an overnight closure for each of the third and fourth pipes installed.

The first three pipes are in Leroy Township. The pipe to be replaced starting Monday is about one mile west of Mill Street. The second pipe is about 1.5 miles east of Mill Street. These two will have the daylight closures, probably two days each, barring anything unforeseen. Continuing east, the third and fourth pipes are in Leroy and Franklin townships, respectively, and will each require an overnight closure.

Traffic will be directed to use a red-arrow detour while the work is under way.

Coudersport 36 Ridgway 13

Coudersport’s Mitch Freeman runs the football against Ridgway Friday night.  Freeman ran 21 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

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Strong second half pushes Coudersport past Ridgway, 36-13
Strong line play from Coudersport and bullish running from Coudersport running back Mitch Freeman led to a 36-13 victory over Ridgway Friday night at ...


09/07/2012 05:10 PM EDT
Dawn Food Products, Inc. is recalling 251, 25-pound buckets of Sam's Club Chunky Cinnamon Streusel because it may contain undeclared milk and soy allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific type of allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning


The Punt Pass and Kick Contest in Coudersport Postponed

Knights of Columbus punt pass and kick is canceled and will be rescheduled for next Saturday.

2012 Genesee Old Home Day Is Today

Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle 2012 Convention Continues Today (Saturday) At 10 AM

Events At Mosch's Tavern On Saturday, Sept. 8th

Nurse Aide Training Class Offered At Sweden Valley Manor

Found Cat

This young male cat showed up at our house this afternoon. . He is very friendly and loving so he must belong to some one. He has made every attempt to slip in to the house when we are going in /out, even tried to climb in the car with me! He looks to be under a year old, not neutered. Found on S. West st. If he belongs to you please e-mail me at

 This kitty's owner has not come forward. He is ready to be adopted by a new forever owner.

Known Female Wrote $7,500. Grove Township Check To Herself

Police say a known female individual wrote a check in the amount of $7,500.00 from Grove Township, 246 Railroad Street, Sinnemahoning, PA,  for her own personal use. The suspect was not authorized to write the check.

Trooper James P. Yoder, said in a news release Friday night that the incident, which took place om June 30, 2012, continues to be under investigation and an updated news release will be submitted when the investigation is completed.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Truck Gets Scratched On Christian Hollow Road

Unknown actor(s) made several long scratches on a known victim's truck at a location on Christian Hollow Road in Norwich Township, McKean County between 9-1 and 9-6-2012.

If you have any information on this Criminal Mischief, give Trooper Roger L. McCloskey a call at the Kane PSP barracks. Phone 814-778-5555.

Men Charged With Harassment After Altercation

Three men were charged with Harassment after an altercation involving a known 20 year old female victim on September 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm at 2735 Loucks Mills Road in Hector Township, Potter County.

Facing summary Harassment charges in District sourt 55-4-03 are:
Nathan A. Marble, 22, Ulysses, PA,
Shawn Jeremy White, 19, of Ulysses, PA, and
Dave Paul Marble, 48, of Ulysses, PA.

All of the actors reside at the Loucks Mills Road address according to a news release from Trooper Mike Delp who investigated.

Burglary Investigated On E. Valley Road

A burglary between 11-20-2011 and 9-5-2012 at 2688 E. ValleyRoad in Keating Township, McKean County is under investigation by Trooper Roger L. 

Owner Jeff A. McGrath, of 2688 E. Valley Road, Smethport, PA told troopers that someone used force to gain entry into the camp. Nothing was reported stolen. If you have information, call PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

Burglars Break Window, Steal Items From Camp

Burglars stole several items from a Philadelphia man's camp located at 424 Button Hollow Road in West Branch Township, Potter County.

Trooper Derrick Watters said the burglary occurred between 7-5 and 8-24-2012 at the camp owned by Richard Pantalone of Philadelphia, PA. Burglars gained access to the camp by breaking a window.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Troopers Investigating Alleged Burglary In Corydon Township

Investigation is continuing in a burglary on August 25th on Dairy Lane in Corydon Township, McKean County.

Trooper Leslie Barr said a known suspect allegedly entered the residence of Cindy Ross of Bradford, PA with the intent to harass her.

15 Year Olds Charged With Underage Drinking

Two 15 year old boys have been charged with underage drinking after troopers were dispatched to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital on a report of possible alcohol poisoning of one of the boys.

Further investigation by Trooper Travis Trimbur revealed a second 15 year old boy was under the influence. Both boys were cited through District Court 55-4-01. The incident happened on August 25th at 3:30 am.

PennDOT Sign Stolen From SR 555

A construction sign owned by PennDOT was stolen by unknown actor(s) between 8-31 and 9-4-2012 from a location on SR 555, about a mile from the Elk County line in Gibson Township, Cameron County.

Trooper J. E. Petti, who investigated, said the chevron sign had an attached stop sign and red flashing light on it. It's valued at $264.00.

Anyone with information is asked at contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Burglars Steal Items From Rt. 6 Residence

Several items were stolen in a burglary at 4291 SR 6 W in Ulysses Township between 8-22 and 8-24, 2012.

Trooper Derrick Watters said actor(s) cut out a window and gained access to the residence of Todd Matthew Drake of Ulysses, PA.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Chainsaw Stolen On Christian Hollow Road

A chain saw was stolen from the bed of a known victim's pickup truck on Christian Hollow Road in Norwich Township, McKean County between 9-5 and 9-6-2012.

Trooper Roger L. Mc Closkey said the chainsaw was stolen overnight from the bed of a pickup truck parked in the owner's driveway. 

The chainsaw has since been recovered, however, the identity of the thief or thieves remains unknown. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

Thieves Stole Man's Firewood Pile

Firewood thieves made 6 or 7 trips with a pickup truck to Gary W. Baker's woodpile between August 23 and September 6, 2012. The woodpile is located at 15688 CCC Memorial Highway at Baker's Trucking in Shippen Township, Cameron County.  Baker lives on Old West Creek Road in Emporium, PA.

Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to contact Trooper John G. Whitcomb at Emporium PSP. Phone 814-486-3321.

John A. Riale, 77, of N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA

John A. Riale
John A. Riale, 77, of N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA,  passed away Friday (Sept. 7, 2012) in his home, after a brief illness, with his family at his side.

Born November 25, 1934, in Austin, PA, he was a son of John A. and Eloise Mahon Riale. On May 4, 1957, in Port Allegany, he married Beverly J. Turner, who died Nov. 29, 2011. They were married 55 years.

He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1952.

Mr. Riale was supervisor of production scheduling at Ball-Foster Co. of Port Allegany, retiring in 2000 after 40 years of service.

He was a veteran having served in the US Army.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, where he was a church usher.

He was a founding member of the Pierce Federal Credit Union, Port Allegany. He was an avid gardener and also enjoyed and loved his family and grandchildren.

Surviving are two sons, Randy J. (Lorrie) Riale of Port Allegany, Todd M. (Lynn) Riale of Pittsburgh; twin daughters, Karen L. (Jeff) Bricker and Sharon L. (Marty) Rosenswie both of Port Allegany; eleven grandchildren: Abbie and Brock Bricker, Josh Rosenswie, Lacey & Stella Riale, Zane, Luke & Wyatt Travis, Adrienne Kelligan, Mike & Kenny Johnson, a great-grandson, Joshua M. Hardes; a sister, Mary L. Haskins of Austin,; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Beverly.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Sept. 10, 2012) in the United Methodist Church, with Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard immediately following the funeral service at the church.

Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church, Port Area Ambulance Service, or Potter County VNA Hospice.

Mercyflight Called For MVA In Cuba Area

Mercyflight Called For MVA In Cuba Area
At 10:14 pm on Friday, Cuba Fire Rescue and Ambulance have responded to a MVA on Rt. 305. A vehicle has gone off the road through a group of trees and down an embankment. 

They've called for Clarksville Fire Company and Fire police to stop traffic  on Route 305 while they set up a landing zone in the roadway near the intersection with the Farnsworth Road for Mercyflight.

Mary E. Glover, 75, of Costello, PA

Mary E. Glover

Mary E. Glover, 75, of Costello, PA, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in Long Term Care at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born December 15, 1936 in Austin, she was a daughter of William Goodwin and Elizabeth Lupold Goodwin Coy. On January 17, 1953 in Coudersport, she married Earl L. “Babe” Glover, who died on May 12, 2012.

Mrs. Glover attended Austin High School. She was a lifelong resident of Costello. 

She enjoyed crocheting, doing word searches, and most especially visiting with family and friends. She loved playing with her great-great-nephew, Treigh.

Surviving are a grandson, Avery E. Buckingham; a granddaughter, Mandi S. (Tim) Horton; three great-grandchildren, Dominic Guerrero, Savannah Horton, and Kaitlyn Horton; a brother, Walter (Donna) Goodwin of Costello; a brother-in-law, Tom (Kathy) Glover of Costello; a sister-in-law, Emelda Glover of Austin; several nieces and nephews, including Joan (Larry) Tilburg of Costello; and a close friend, Susan Warriner of Costello.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Glover was predeceased by a son, Earl R. Glover; two daughters, Joy E. Buckingham and Mary E. Glover; and two brothers, Robert Goodwin and Norman Coy.

At Mary’s request there will be no public visitation. Friends and family and invited to attend graveside burial services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Costello United Methodist Church, c/o Liz Hunsinger, Costello Road, Austin, PA 16720 or to the American Cancer Society.

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

Leon H. “Skip” Spike, 46, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Hornell, NY

Leon H. Spike

Leon H. “Skip” Spike, 46, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Hornell, NY, died on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on December 1, 1965 in Hornell, NY, he was the son of William L. Spike, Sr. and Betty Lou Quade Spike. On April 23, 2010 in Shinglehouse, he married Laurie K. Anderson, who survives.

Mr. Spike graduated from the Arkport Central School, Class of 1983.

Mr. Spike proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant, from September 1983 to November 1992.

He was most recently employed at HP Hood in Arkport. He also was proud of the cabinets that he made while he worked at Beaver Creek Industry in Canaseraga.

Mr. Spike was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post #530. He was also a member of the New York State Teamsters Union.

In his spare time, Mr. Spike enjoyed playing cards, hunting, completing home improvement projects, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife and mother of Hornell, he is survived by a son, Issac G. (Lindsay Farris) Spike of Bradford; a daughter, Natalya M. Spike of Buffalo, NY; a step-son, Eric. R. Anderson of El Paso, TX; a step-daughter, Allison M. Anderson of Pittsburgh, PA; a brother, William L. Spike Jr., of Hornell, NY; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Mr. Spike was predeceased by his father.

Friends may call on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union St., Shinglehouse, from 6 to 8 p.m. and also on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.

Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, 1001 East 2nd St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

A fond memory of Skip may be expressed at

Missing Man Found Half Naked/Assaulted State Trooper/Bath Salts Suspected

A half naked man was reported to be walking around US 6 in Pike Township Friday morning at 7:45 AM.

Troopers responded to the call and found Stephen C. Berds, 36, of 3224 Manor Drive, Youngstown, NY, located behind a seasonal residence at 374 SR 6 West.  Berds threw a cement cinder block at Corporal Eric McKean of the Pennsylvania State Police, stationed at the Coudersport Barracks, striking him in the right forearm. Corporal McKean was injured, but refused treatment.

Berds then attempted to flee the scene, but was taken into custody after police used a taser on him.

Troopers found Berd's car in the area and further investigation found that he was listed on the NCIC out of New York state as missing and endangered, and believed to be under the influence of bath salts

Trooper Mike Delp said that Berds is being charged with 2 counts of Felony Aggravated Assault, one count of  (M2) Simple Assault, one count of  (M2) Resisting Arrest, one count of (M3) Open Lewdness, and one count of summary Harassment in District Court 55-4-03 by Criminal Complaint.

Ambulance Called For Stabbing Victim At FCI McKean

Man Stabbed In Assault At Prison
At 8:20 PM on Friday, Bradford City Ambulance has been dispatched to FCI McKean for an assault victim. A 31 year old black male is reported with several puncture wounds and possible internal injuries.

Stormy Weather Forecast Cancels Farmers' Market For Saturday

Saturday's Farmers Market

We have decided not to set-up at the Potter County Farmers Market tomorrow due to the stormy weather predictions. All farms have cancelled for tomorrow. Anyone wanting available local produce can always contact the farms directly.
Thank You,

Alvie Fourness
Wooleylot Farm

Electric Wires Down In Emporium Boro

Address: OAK ST and SPRING ST
Fire responders found TV cable wires, not electrical wires and cleared the scene.
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
9/7/2012 7:29:30 PM

Tax Claim Bureau Upset Sale Scheduled Monday

Tax Claim Bureau Upset Sale Scheduled Monday

propertytax-300x189Potter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) is preparing for the annual “upset sale,” which is an auction to sell those properties on which taxes for 2010 or earlier have not been paid. It’s scheduled for 10 am on Monday, Sept. 10, at the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building in Coudersport. A list of properties scheduled to be sold to the highest bidders is available on the county’s website, (click on Departments/Tax Claim).

TCB has implemented a series of changes to make things easier for those who have fallen behind on their taxes, including a monthly installment option (owner-occupied properties only) and a credit card payment system. Those payments are accepted online only, through the county’s website. The credit card payment option can only be used for overdue taxes (2011 and earlier). Tax Claim Bureau office is located in Suite 111 of the Gunzburger Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport PA 16915; telephone (814) 274-0488, Option 1.

A committee of state lawmakers was recently formed to study property taxes. The bipartisan committee will hold hearings, take testimony, call witnesses and investigate local taxes with the goal of finding a solution to the high property taxes in many parts of Pennsylvania. The committee must report its findings and recommendations to the legislature by Nov. 30.

Fatal Crash in Allegany County

Fatal Crash in Allegany County

A man is dead after a pickup truck hauling a load of watermelons crashed into a car this morning in Allegany County.

State police say the accident happened at about 6 a.m. on Route 243 in Rushford.

They say the truck went out of control and crossed into the path of a car driven by 49-year-old Tommy Coen Jr. of Angelica, who died at the scene.

Police have not released the names of the pickup driver or the passenger in the truck, but did say they were treated at Olean General Hospital, then released.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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Rollover Crash On Rt. 59

 Rollover Crash On Rt. 59
At 5:35 pm on Friday, Lafayette Fire Rescue and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to the vicinity of 4170 Rt. 59 for a rollover crash.

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Orlo K. "Smitty" Smith, 97, of 17 Homestead Ave. formerly of High St. Bradford, PA

Orlo K. "Smitty" Smith, 97, of 17 Homestead Ave. formerly of High St. Bradford, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Rabies Clinic Saturday, Sept. 15 In Shinglwhouse

Penn State Extension: Rabies Clinic
A Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at the Shinglehouse Park in Shinglehouse, PA. The clinic will be from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. Ferrets should be vaccinated annually. All animals must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Ronnie Schenkein of the Coudersport Animal Health Center.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Taylor Brook Road

At 12:13 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Taylor Brook Road in Ceres Township for a medical emergency.

Pet Of The Week Loki


IA Construction has just informed the Township that the equipment they will be using to put the berms down on Bark Shanty Road is nearly as wide as the road itself. They are therefore requesting the road be closed until the work is complete. IA intends to start at approximately 1PM today. 

That being the case, BARK SHANTY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED today from 1PM until the job is finished.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Keating Township


09/06/2012 06:08 PM EDT
ECO HEALTH, INC of Chatsworth, CA is recalling its florAlign PREBIOTIC FORMULA (POWDER) in the following quantities; 60 units of the 90 gram PREBIOTIC FORMULA (powder), 40 units of the 180 gram PREBIOTIC FORMULA (powder) and 174 units of the 270 gram PREBIOTIC FORMULA (powder). This PREBIOTIC FORMULA was marketed under the name florAlign PREBIOTIC FORMULA.

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

This free seminar is presented by Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center and provides an overview of the steps necessary to start a business. Topics include: guidelines on how to finance your business; what to consider before starting a business; license and tax information; how and why to prepare a business plan; regulations governing a business; and other resources designed to help you plan and succeed in your new business.

This seminar is being held Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. There is no cost but registration is required. Register online at or call toll free (877) 292-1843.

Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle 2012 Convention Starts Friday, September 7th

Big Selection Of Used Vehicles At Hazel's Auto Sales In Hebron Center

Farmers' Market Today In Coudersport

Miles Farm Produce: Tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, leeks, squash, carrots, beets and pie pumpkins. (Planning to set up on Saturday morning as well).

WooleyLot Farm: Garlic bulbs, zucchini, shallots, fingerling potatoes, Delicata winter squash, wax beans, Alpaca yarn. (Planning to set up on Saturday morning as well).

Metzger Heritage Farm: Edamame (green soybeans in the pod), large selection of organic potatoes - many colors, tastes and textures; beets, beet greens, Swiss Chard, lettuce, hot and sweet peppers, onions, spaghetti squash, heirloom tomatoes.

Card Creek Trading Post: Artisan breads, biscotti, scones, lemon squares, hot fudge sauce and fresh brown eggs.

Nurse Aide Training Class Offered At Sweden Valley Manor

Cimino Hardware Sale Continues, Click Ad For More Specials

Events At Mosch's Tavern On Saturday, Sept. 8th



4 Wheelers Stolen In Burglaries In Keating Township

Two burglaries and thefts of ATV's at locations along Rt. 872 in Keating Township, Potter County, appear to have taken place on Sunday morning between 4:00 and 4:30 PM.

Unknown actor(s) entered Terry L. Lefever's camp at 4756 SR 872, removed his ATV key and fled with his ATV. Lefever is from Stevens, PA. His ATV is a red 2007 King Quad with a black plastic storage container on the back rack.


Photos are from internet

Unknown actor(s) entered Donald Torrey's barn at 4786 SR 872 through an unlocked door and removed his ATV which had the key in the ignition. Torrey's ATV is a green 1998 Actic Cat 454 4x4 with front and back racks attached.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Gerg is the investigator.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Coudersport Ambulance To North Main Street

At 11:52 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to North Main Street for a medical emergency.

Car Hauler Trailer Stolen From Ulysses Street

A black Carmate car hauler, 18 foot in length, with Cub Cadet stickers on both sides, and PA Registration plate XY60593 displayed on it was stolen from Burt Street in Ulysses Borough on August 19/20, 2012.

Trooper Travis Trimbur said Lyle E. Hyde of 409 Center Street, Ulysses, PA,  parked the trailer on Burt Street on 8-19-2012. When he returned on 8-20-2012, he discovered that unknown actor(s) had stolen the trailer.

Anyone with information is urged to call the PA State Police at 814-274-8690.

One Vehicle accident with injuries

One Vehicle accident with injuries. 
Tioga County Dept. 12 & 13 along with Erway responding.



Mustang Over Embankment On Rew HIll

MVA On Route 46
At 7:39 pm on Thursday, Rew and Otto Township Fire Rescue and Otto Ambulance have been dispatched to a MVA on Rt. 46, 1 1/2  to 2 miles down from the top of the hill on the Smethport side. A Mustang is reported over the embankment.  2 patients self-extricated. No injuries in this crash. AMBULANCES CANCELLED.

Child Safety Seat Checkpoint September 19 From 1 to 4 PM

McCandless Remembered at Memorial Service, Tree Dedicated

McCandless Remembered at Memorial Service,
Tree Dedicated

DuBOIS – Nathan McCandless, the Penn State DuBois graduate who tragically lost his life in a work related accident this summer, was remembered during a memorial service on campus Wednesday evening. An American chestnut tree that McCandless planted on campus during his time as a student was also dedicated to his memory.

McCandless, 21, of Butler, died on Sunday, July 29, while working in Sullivan County as a summer wildlife technician for an independent company. He had graduated from the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology Program, and planned to continue his education in wildlife and fisheries science this fall at University Park. He was a dean's list student, and won the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society's Outstanding Student in Wildlife Technologies Program Award in 2011. He graduated from Butler High School in 2009, where he ran track and field, and played soccer.

Friends, family members, fellow students, and members of the campus faculty and staff filled Hiller Auditorium for the memorial service, and subsequently gathered around the chestnut tree for the dedication. Among those who spoke about McCandless during the memorial were Chancellor Anita McDonald, Wildlife Technology faculty members Aaron Stottlemyer, Keely Roen, and Hoagy Schaadt, Campus Minister Kyle Gordon, and Christine Voorhees of Wildlife Specialists, a company with which McCandless had interned.

"Nate was a member of our family, and we feel a tremendous loss," said McDonald. "I find it personally difficult to accept the death of our student, our friend, our family member. We have all been truly blessed to have Nate come into our lives."

Those who spoke at the service, as well as those in attendance, all remembered McCandless as a happy, outgoing individual with a zest for life, a deep love of animals and nature, and an intense interest in the natural world around him.

"Every kid goes through a 'why' phase, but somewhere along the way they lose that. What I loved about Nate is that he never lost it. He had an insatiable curiosity about everything," Roen said, noting the love of learning McCandless possessed that made him an exemplary student.

Numerous friends attending the memorial knew McCandless as the guy who seemed as though nothing ever got him down, and as the one who could always cheer up a friend.

"He was just one of those people. You could be in any mood, good or bad, and he could just lift you up," said friend and former Penn State DuBois classmate Michael Coleman. "He could always bring a smile to your face."

Another former classmate from the campus, Brian Grove, said of McCandless, "Regardless of circumstance, he was always happy. We would be out for Wildlife labs, and it didn't matter if there was rain, snow, mud, he just always had a smile on his face and was happy to be out there."

Stottlemyer led the dedication of the chestnut tree during the outdoor portion of the evening. For several years, Stottlemyer has contributed work and research to efforts aimed at bringing the American chestnut tree back from near extinction. His students participate in studies of the tree species and field work in an area chestnut orchard as part of their course work. In 2010, McCandless had the honor of planting an American chestnut tree on campus. The American Chestnut Foundation provided the tree, which is the product of 26 years of research that was dedicated to developing a chestnut that is resistant to the disease that wiped the tree from the American forest in the early 20th century. Thanks to generations of cross breeding with the disease resistant Chinese chestnut, the tree on campus is still growing strong today, and it could be one of the first American chestnut trees to thrive on this continent in the last century. Fittingly, it now stands as a tribute to the memory of Nathan McCandless.

"Since I heard of his passing, so many thoughts have crossed my mind," said Stottlemyer. "At the forefront was the fact that we memorialize people with trees all the time. Here's a unique opportunity to memorialize a person with a tree they, themselves, planted."

The American Chestnut Foundation sent a letter to the McCandless family offering condolences, and the foundation's blessing for dedicating the tree to their loved one.

The family has established the Nathan McCandless Scholarship to benefit other students who are aspiring wildlife professionals. The privately established scholarship will be available for sophomores in the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology program.



Update for Route 255 Project in St Marys, Week of Sept. 10

Update for Route 255 Project in St Marys, Week of Sept. 10

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 Sept. 10 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:

• Blacktop paving will continue throughout the week. Drivers are advised to be prepared for changing traffic patterns and possible travel delays during daytime paving operations.

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

Drivers 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.

Third Annual Swain Sportsmen's Festival On Target For Sept. 15-16

Third Annual Swain Sportsmen's Festival On Target For Sept. 15-16

September 6, 2012 (Swain, NY) On September 15-16, 2012 outdoorsmen of various interests and ages will flock to the mountains of Swain in Allegany County for the third annual Sportsmen’s Festival. The festival is a great precursor to hunting season featuring 3D archery courses, outdoor and indoor dealer displays, ski lift rides to the top of the mountain, a treestand shootout, and kids’ activities.

A highlight for the kids will be age-appropriate Instruction & Safety Clinics. "It's so important today to expose kids and youth to the outdoors in as many ways as possible. Any good hunter knows how important safety and good etiquette is, we hope to do a little of both in this clinic and get kids excited about archery and hunting," commented Jody Ferrara of New York Bowhunters, Inc. Professional trick shooter, Bob Ranalletta will also share tips and pointers for young and aspiring hunters throughout the weekend. Kids and parents alike will appreciate the separate shooting range and balloon shoot, both designed with kids in mind. There will be a limited number of youth bows available for kids to borrow with adult supervision.

Vendors, demonstrations, and the treestand shootout provide the outdoorsman with multiple interactive opportunities. Vendors include North Country Products and their live big buck exhibit; North East Big Buck Club will offer mount scoring for attendees; Bob Ranalletta, professional trick shooter, will demonstrate his skills to onlookers both days of the event; and these are just to name a few. The treestand shootout is a competition consisting of three targets placed at varying ranges, shot from an elevated platform. The qualifier takes place Saturday while the shootout competition itself will take place Sunday. Gift certificate and cash prizes based on participation will be awarded to the winner of each class.

The popular 3D courses are new and expanded for this year, boasting over 100 targets in four archery courses and two shooting ranges and will be open from 7 AM until dusk on Saturday and 7 AM – 3 PM Sunday. The ski lift will operate for anyone who wishes to ride to the top of the mountain. Swain’s slope side restaurant, The Shawmut Grille, will be open throughout the weekend with live music on Saturday evening.

Pricing starts at $4 for a one-day spectator pass, which gives access to scenic lift rides, all seminars and demonstrations, and an assortment of hunting and fishing dealer displays. Archery shooting passes: $25 Weekend, $20 Saturday, and $15 Sunday; Kids 12 & Under and 2012-13 Swain Winter Season Pass Holders receive complementary entry. For additional information on the Swain Sportsmen’s Festival, contact Celeste Schoonover or visit

ABOUT SWAIN RESORT - Swain Resort is a family-friendly downhill ski area, uniquely located on 260 acres, just one hour south of Rochester, and has been in operation for 65 years. The current owners took over operations in August of 2009 with aspirations of transforming the ski area into a four-season resort by introducing events and activities like motocross and the Sportsmen’s Festival.

Flash Flood Warning Until 8 PM


Motor Vehicle Accident On Rt. 49 In Nelson Township

REPORTED AS 2 VEHICLE MVA, both vehicles off the roadway, occupants refusing medical transport. 





New Law Penalizes Motorists for Ignoring Traffic Control Signs

New Law Penalizes Motorists for Ignoring Traffic Control Signs, Devices
Law Intended to Boost Safety for Drivers, Emergency Responders

Harrisburg – A new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore “road closed” or other safety warning signs and devices is now in effect, PennDOT said today.

Act 114, signed on July 5 by Governor Tom Corbett, reinforces the critical need for all drivers to obey traffic control signs. The law aims to increase safety for motorists and emergency responders in areas where flooding or other hazardous conditions exist.

“Too often, motorists decide their immediate needs outweigh the safety warning signs and they ignore them, which increases hazards for them and emergency responders,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “This law underscores that we take safety seriously. When motorists are confronted with emergency road closures, we urge them to use common sense and obey the signs that are placed to keep them safe.”

Under the law, motorists who drive around or through signs or traffic control devices closing a road or highway due to hazardous conditions will have two points added to their driving records and be fined up to $250.

If the violation results in a need for emergency responders to be called, the fine is increased to between $250 and $500. In addition, violators will be held liable for repaying the costs of staging the emergency response.

2 Boxers On The Loose In AlleganyTownship

Two Boxer dogs are running near Dunn's Farm. One is brindle and the other red.

Welcoming Carson Scott Tubbs, born September 4th at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Boy!!

Alicia Tubbs from Coudersport, Pa is pleased to announce the arrival of Carson Scott Tubbs who was born on September 4th at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Carson weighed 7lbs 1.1 oz.  

Maternal Grandparents: Scott and Cheri Tubbs of Coudersport, Pa; Rebecca Duell of Coudersport, Pa.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Richard and Marilyn Sherwood of Port Allegany, Pa; Basil and Janet Tubbs of Ulysses, Pa; Steve and Wanda Kelly of Coudersport, Pa.

Margie A. Weaver, 65, of 568 Meadow Rd., Emporium, PA

Margie A. Weaver, 65, of 568 Meadow Rd., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Tuesday (September 4, 2012) evening.

She was born March 13, 1947 in Port Allegany a daughter of the late Millard and Annabelle Kinney Daugherty.

On December 21, 1974 in DuBois she married the late Thomas Weaver.

Mrs. Weaver graduated from Port Allegany High School in the class of 1965. She worked at Cameron Manufacturing for several years and was later self-employed as a housekeeper for many local families and businesses. She enjoyed playing cards and her trips to Salamanca, NY. She also enjoyed open "Mic" night on Tuesdays at the Aroma Cafe' and her morning coffee group get-togethers.

Son: Victor J. Galentine and his wife LeeAnn, Meadville
Step-son: Thomas Weaver and his wife Christine, Reynoldsville
Step-daughter: Theresa M. Caruso and her husband Perry, Emporium Step-son: Michael E. Weaver and his wife Helen, Rockton
12 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Edith Roller, Port Allegany
Brother: Gary (Sue) Daugherty, Port Allegany
Brother: Harry Daugherty, Port Allegany
Sister: Sylvia Faulk, Gardeau
Brother: Dennis Daugherty, Port Allegany
Sister: Judy (Ron) Deitz, Port Allegany
Brother: Edward Daugherty, Bradford
Brother: Edwin (Cindy) Daugherty, Port Allegany
Sister: Bonnie Stake, Lakeland, FL
Brother: David (Sue) Daugherty, Lakeland, FL
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Millard and Annabelle Kinney Daugherty
Husband: Thomas Weaver who died June 20, 2004
Step-son: John Weaver
Step-daughter: Charlotte Thomas
3 Brothers: Donald, Howard and Larry Daugherty
2 Sisters: Shirley and Betty

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 4-6 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (September 8, 2012) at 10:00 AM with Pastor Tammy Claydon, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801 or to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Equine Dice Run To Benefit Make A Wish

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The Equine Dice Run organizers are sponsoring the “Ride for a Dream” Equine Dice Run event benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia on September 15, 2012 at the St. Marys Camp Owners, Airport Rd., St. Marys, PA.. 

The public is welcome. The event features a trail ride with optional dice run, spaghetti dinner, free pony rides, chance auction, 50/50 drawing, DJ music, chances on an oak rocking horse , balloon launch and rider prizes. 

Rocking horse will be displayed and tickets will be available at Northwest Savings Bank, 39 South Saint Marys Street, St. Marys, PA through September 14th and at the event on September 15th.

 Please visit for list of auction items, up-to-date news and complete event details.

Lake Erie Cleanup Seeks Volunteers to Collect Trash on Sept. 15

Lake Erie Cleanup Seeks Volunteers to Collect Trash on Sept. 15
Event Marks 10th Anniversary New Sites Added

MEADVILLE -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites the public to improve the Lake Erie watershed by participating in the Pennsylvania-Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Through this annual event, more than 8,100 dedicated volunteers have removed more than 57 tons of debris and trash from the Lake Erie shoreline and watershed during the past nine years. Since 2010, nearly three tons of recyclable materials have been collected and separated from the trash and debris.

“This is the 10th annual cleanup along the Lake Erie shoreline and tributaries,” DEP Northwest Regional Director Kelly Burch said. “Because of previous success, we are adding additional cleanup areas in McKean Township and the Edinboro area, and we look forward to another strong volunteer turnout to help us make the event another huge success.”

This year’s effort will focus on 16 sites along the Lake Erie shoreline, from Raccoon Creek in western Erie County to the North East Marina, 20 Mile Creek and Freeport Beach on the eastern end of the county. New sites have been added in Edinboro Borough and McKean Township and will include Elk Creek at the I-79/McKean exit; Edinboro University; and Mallory Run, the outlet of Edinboro Lake.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield joined the Pennsylvania-Lake Erie ICC effort this year by encouraging employees to participate and providing a $7,500 grant to purchase green tote bags made of recycled plastic bottles for all ICC volunteers. The bags were also distributed to the first 1,000 attendees at the Aug. 31 Erie Seawolves minor-league baseball game to publicize the cleanup.

“The local ICC effort is a volunteer-driven event, and we thank each and every one of them for their ongoing support and commitment to a clean environment in the Erie County area,” DEP Coastal Resources Management Environmental Planner Don Benczkowski said. He has coordinated the cleanup each year.

The information gathered in past cleanups has been used as educational material for environmental programs in local schools and highlighted in the Erie Times-News’ Newspapers in Education section. During the school year, the Erie Times-News publishes a page each Tuesday dedicated to environmental issues.

International Coastal Cleanup, the oldest and largest volunteer project of its kind, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Since 2003, DEP’s Coastal Resources Management program has been the main sponsor of the Pennsylvania-Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup.

For more information, visit To volunteer or view the Erie ICC statistics, visit For more information about watersheds, visit, keyword: Water Management.

Johnsonburg Man Jailed on Drug Charges

Johnsonburg Man Jailed on Drug Charges

A Johnsonburg man is in jail on drug charges after state police executed a search warrant at his home this morning.

At 6:10 a.m. police went to the 2nd Avenue home of 54-year-old Edward Joseph Pisani and found a Glock .40 caliber handgun, about 5 pounds of processed marijuana, 32 marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia, including controlled substance manufacturing equipment.

District Judge Tony King arraigned Pisani on charges of unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bail is set at $25,000 cash.

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Anyone interested in applying to be an elk guide for the upcoming season should submit a completed application to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Protection by Friday, Sept. 28.  Guide permits cost $25 for residents and $50 for nonresidents.

Applicants must possess a valid hunting license or qualify for license and fee exemptions under Title 34, Section 2706. Also, any application received from an individual convicted of a violation of the Game and Wildlife Code or Game Commission regulations within the last 10 years will be rejected. 

Guides may provide assistance in locating or tracking elk, and calling for elk, but they may not harvest an elk.  Permit applications may be obtained from the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters by calling 717-783-8164, or by contacting any of the Game Commission’s six region offices.

The Board of Game Commissioners created the elk guide permit to allow experienced individuals, especially those who are familiar with or live in the elk range, to serve as guides for those who receive an elk license.  However, an elk license recipient is not required to hire a guide.

Guide permits are not required for those who only plan to accompany an elk license recipient, or those who plan to aid a successful elk hunter to remove an elk from the field.

Those seeking elk guide permits also should consult with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources concerning special guiding permits and requirements on state forest or state park lands. 


HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said the agency’s public drawing for the 2012 elk hunting licenses will be webcast beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. To view the drawing, a “Live Elk Drawing” icon will be posted on the agency’s website ( for individuals to click on and watch the drawing.

“Each year, tens of thousands of individuals apply for an elk license,” Roe said.  “Unfortunately, not all of them can make it to the public drawings. And, due to financial limitations, we are only able to send notification letters to those who were selected to receive an elk license. By webcasting the public drawings, more people can view this drawing without having to travel to the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.”

Beginning at 10 a.m., the agency will conduct the public drawing to award 65 elk licenses. Roe also noted that those who have submitted applications can check to see if they were selected, by Sept. 21, thanks to the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). 

Presently, the status for all individual applications for elk licenses is listed as “Pending.”  Once the database is updated, which is expected no later than Sept. 21, those who were selected for an elk license will see the status changed to “Awarded,” as well as the designation of the Elk Hunt Zone and whether they were awarded an antlered or antlerless elk license.  Those not selected will see the status changed to “Unsuccessful.”

To access the information, go to the Game Commission website (, and click on the blue box in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage.  Click on the “Purchase License Permit and or Application/Replace License and or Permit” option, which includes the ability to “Check on the status of any Lottery Application,” scroll down and click on the “Start Here” button at the bottom of the page.  At this page, choose one of the identification options below to check your records, fill in the necessary information and click on the “Continue” button. Click on the appropriate residency status, which will display your current personal information.  At the bottom of the page, choose the “Check on the status of any Lottery Application” button, and then hit “Continue.”

“While this may seem like a lot of clicking and box checking to get to the information, the system is designed to protect an individual’s personal information, while at the same time enabling that person to check on the status of his or her applications, as well as their antlerless deer license applications,” Roe said. “Prior to PALS, the only way to know for sure that you were awarded an elk license was to attend the public drawings, wait for a letter in the mail or to call the Game Commission.

“This year, thanks to PALS, we will be able to update the data files for each individual awarded a license shortly after the public drawing is completed so that they will be able to see for themselves if they were drawn for one of the licenses.”