DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To MVA On Kim Hill Road

Roulette Ambulance dispatched at 11:37 PM. Pennsylvania State Police are on scene.

11:36 PM Fire A46 DISPATCHED
11:38 PM Fire C4620 RESPONDING
11:38 PM Fire C4610 RESPONDING
11:41 PM Fire C4660 RESPONDING
11:41 PM Fire C4670 RESPONDING
11:41 PM Fire C4620 ON SCENE UNIT (CLI)

12:10 am--Ambulance enroute to hospital

Kinzua Bridge State Park ‘Fall Festival’Continues Sunday

Kinzua Bridge State Park ‘Fall Festival’ Continues Sunday--Free Admission

The 17th Kinzua Bridge State Park "Fall Festival" continues on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, rain or shine. Vendors will be set up in the wooded picnic area by the pavilion again this year. There will be more than 55 art, craft and food vendors and live musical performances. Most entertainment will take place in the pavilion. 

Sunday: 1 p.m., returning special guest vocalist Mackenzie James McGuire
Allegheny Mountainaires Traditional Square Dancing for all

2 pm.., ZEM ZEM cars

3 p.m., Festival Host Band with area's legendary country entertainer Darrel Goodman along
with several guest musicians Brian Burt Guitar, Mary Ann Burggraf Fiddle, Loretta Howard Vocals, Kory Parr Guitar, Hazel Rae Kelly Vocals.

All entertainers perform at the Fall Festival as a benefit for the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
There is a great variety of art and craft vendors including: photography, hand-made jewelry, embroidered products, knitted and crocheted goods, candles, painted wood crafts/toys, bird feeders, cloth items, Avon and spa products, scrapbooking/card making items, chain saw art, books, decorative home products, wood turned bowls, paintings, printed stationary, T-shirts, woven baskets, and purses. A large selection of food will also be available such as beef on wick, chili, italian sausage and philly steak sandwiches, chicken fingers, pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, sweet corn, French fries, cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, Amish-made goods, cotton candy, snokones and kettle korn. On Sunday, a chicken barbecue will be available by the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department.

Kinzua Bridge Photos Taken September 15, 2012

Photos by Corey Appleby - "Save The Former Knox & Kane Railroad"

Report One Injured In Hit & Run Crash On Route 249

Reported As A Hit & Run with one person injured
Tioga Departments 5-6 & Ambulance 25 have been dispatched.

Carl Dahler, Memorial service on 9-16-2012

Carl Dahler, Memorial service on 9-16-2012

Memorial service for Carl E. Dahler age 71 ,who passed away on August 17, 2012, will be held at the American Legion Post 192 ,Coudersport Pa. on Sunday Sept 16, 2012 at 2 pm
Luncheon to follow.

Public Stargazing Allowed Tonight At Black Forest Star Party

9-15 Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park

Football - Johnsonburg Rams 22, Coudersport Falcons 14

 Football -
Johnsonburg Rams 22, Coudersport Falcons 14.
Coudersport was within range to possibly tie but threw an intercepted pass to give Johnsonburg the win.

Photos by Leo Szczesny

Photographer Leo Szczesny: Ulysses Fall Festival

If you'd like to purchase any of our photos from the Ulysses Festival,
they will eventually be online at

Motorcycle Crash Injures One On Route 15 Northbound

One Injured In Motorcycle Crash On Rt. 15
At 2:10 PM on Saturday, Blossburg & Mansfield EMS & Fire Rescue are responding to a motorcycle accident on Route 15 Northbound. A helicopter has been dispatched on recommendation of an out of area paramedic who is on scene.

One of Pennsylvania's Most Photogenic Parks

Fall Festival At Kinzua Bridge This Weekend

Photos shared by Erika Kelley

Kinzua Bridge State Park Celebrating Fall Festival This Weekend

Photos courtesy Corey Appleby

Man Fell From Tree On Bolivar Drive

Man Fell From Tree On Bolivar Drive
At 12:46 pm on Saturday, QRS 11 and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to Bolivar Drive in Foster Township where a 30 year old male has fallen approximately 15 feet from a tree and was unresponsive.

One Car Crash On Rt. 287 Near Middlebury Center

One Car Crash On Rt. 287
At 12:43 pm on Saturday, Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to Route 287 in the Hogbacks for a one vehicle accident with one injury reported. Middlebury and Wellsboro have been dispatched.

Roulette Ambulance To Sartwell Creek Road

At 12:22 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Sartwell Creek Road for a fall victim with a possible broken leg.

Kinzua Valley Time Lapse Video

Vehicle Into A Tree In St. Marys

Cross Streets: HASSELMAN RD * ROUTE 120
9/15/2012 11:28:42 AM


Natural Gas Leak In Duke Center

Natural Gas Leak In Duke Center
At 10:48 am on Saturday, Otto & Eldred Township Fire Dept. have been dispatched to 679 Main Street in Duke Center at the Y Bar & Grill where a digging crew has struck a natural gas line causing a leak.

Vehicle Sheared off Pole Across From Sheetz

Address: 117 S MICHAEL ST


9/15/2012 1:16:57 AM

Kinzua Bridge State Park hosts ‘Fall Festival’

Kinzua Bridge State Park hosts ‘Fall Festival’

The Times Observer

The 17th Kinzua Bridge State Park "Fall Festival" will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, rain or shine. Vendors will be set up in the wooded picnic area by the pavilion again this year. 

There will be more than 55 art, craft and food vendors and live musical performances. Most entertainment will take place in the pavilion. Events on Saturday will begin at 1 p.m. with opening ceremonies, followed by continuous music by local and regional musicians.

Photo by Erika Kelley
Click here for complete schedule

Event Schedule Posted For Ulysses Fall Festival This Saturday/Sunday

The Ulysses Area Improvement Association proudly announces this year's 
Schedule of Events for the 
Ulysses Fall Festival 
on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

7am-9am ~ Pancake Breakfast (First Baptist Church. Church St)
9am- ~ Opening Ceremony (Main St)
~ 3-on-3 Basketball On-going Tournament (Basketball Court. Water St)
9:15am ~ Pet Parade Registration with parade to follow (Main St)
10am ~ Queen and Her Court Announced (Main St)
10:15 am ~ Children's Parade Registration with parade to follow
10:30 am ~ Chalk Drawing/Cake Walk (Main St)

10:45 am ~ Home Grown Vegetable Contest Registration with Judging to follow (Main St)
11am ~ Men and Women's Homemade 2-crust Apple Pie Contest Registration with judging to follow (Borough office. Main St)
11am-12pm ~ Jell-O eating Contest (Main St)
11:30 am ~ Men's Best Leg Contest (Community Bldg. Main St)
12 pm ~ Bicycle Parade Registration at the Free Methodist Church Parking lot with parade to follow
1 pm ~ Previous Citizens of the Year Announced with Announcement of 2012 Citizen of the year to follow (Main St)
1:30 pm ~ Winners of Morning Events Announced. Winner of Scarecrow Contest announced.
2pm ~Main Parade with Floats, Marching Units, etc. (Main St) Car, Truck & Tractor Show following Main Parade
3:30pm ~ Barbershop Quartet to perform "Revised Arrangement"
4pm ~ Lawn Mower Race (Main St)

Sunday, September 16, 2012
outdoor Community Worship Service
11:00am on Water St.
Lunch to follow at the Community Building.
Bring a dish to pass and your own table service.
Beverages will be provided.

We hope to see you all there!!!!!

Woman Charged With DUI After Complaints From Motorists

A Dansville, NY, woman was taken into custody after State Police received several complaints of her vehicle traveling all over the road.

Taylor R. Dixon, 28, of 7529 Reeds Corners, Dansville, NY, was located sitting in the parking lot of the Westgate Hotel in Coudersport Boro at 11:30 PM on September 13, 2012.

Upon further investigation by Trooper Brian Uhl, Dixon was determined to be DUI. She will face charges in District Court 55-4-01.

Gasoline Stolen In Burglary On Rt. 872

A burglary at the Potter County Anglers Club on Rt. 872 in Keating Township is under investigation.

Trooper Derek Weaver said unknown actor(s) entered a garage building and stole 3 red plastic gas cans the were full of gasoline on August 4/5, 2012.

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

Friday, September 14, 2012

Traffic Accident With Entrapment In Front Of EMMCO East On Million Dollar Highway

City: FOX
9/14/2012 10:52:38 PM
UPDATE--Gant Daily--
 FOX TOWNSHIP – Two people sustained major injuries after a two-vehicle accident occurred at 10:45 p.m. Friday on the Million Dollar Highway in Fox Township, according to the Ridgway-based state police.

The accident victims were identified as David M. Cooney, 21, of Dagus Mines and Alice U. Workman, 59, of Weedville. Both were transported to the Elk Regional Medical Center for treatment. Cooney and Workman were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident. More...


‘History Walk’ Planned Sunday At County Seat

‘History Walk’ Planned Sunday At County Seat

September 14th, 2012
walkersA special group of tourists is coming to Potter County this weekend for a power-walk through the county seat. Potter County Historical Society is hosting the York White Rose Wanderers, a division of the American Volkssport Association. Members of the public are welcome to join the group’s tour on Sunday, embarking from the courthouse square gazebo any time between 8 am and noon. AVA promotes fitness and friendship through sanctioned events, such as the Coudersport walk. Participants choose either a six-kilometer walk or a 10-kilometer route, visiting sites of historical significance. Participation is free for the public.

Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street

At 6:58 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to South Main Street for a medical emergency.

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 219 In Horton Township

Address: ROUTE 219 and PAROLORI ROAD
Cross Streets: ROUTE 219 * ROUTE 219
9/14/2012 7:18:43 PM

Route 15 southbound reconstruction update

Travel Advisory
Route 15 southbound reconstruction update

Here’s a brief traffic update on the reconstruction of the Route 15 southbound lanes between Foy Avenue and Hepburnville, north of Williamsport.

On Monday, Sept. 17, the southbound off-ramp at Foy Avenue will be closed temporarily to facilitate full-width paving operations.

The off-ramp closure will not begin until 9 a.m. It is expected to be lifted around mid-afternoon.

During the off-ramp closure, southbound traffic wishing to exit may proceed to the Fourth Street Exit.

Flaggers and message boards will be on-hand to assist motorists.

The short-term ramp closure will allow the contractor to pave both southbound lanes at one time, eliminating a centerline joint, which will provide a better ride and finished product.

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.

Monday, Sept. 17 there will be intermittent lane closures and rolling roadblocks to slow traffic on Interstate 80 between miles 240 and 244 both eastbound and westbound (Mifflinville/Berwick area) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All of this work is in preparation to switch traffic to the next phase, which is four lanes of traffic (two lanes eastbound and two lanes westbound) on the new and reconstructed bridges on the westbound alignment by the end of the workday on Monday, Sept. 17, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised to stay keenly aware of the changing traffic patterns early next week.

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

Update for Kylertown Bridge Work on I-80

Update for Kylertown Bridge Work on I-80
Expect delays on Routes 53 and 1011 (Rolling Stone Road) next week

Clearfield – Bridge replacement work on eastbound Interstate 80 near the Kylertown/133 interchange will bring travel delays on Routes 53 and 1011 (Rolling Stone Road) next week. The two eastbound Kylertown bridges, which date from the original build of I-80, are being replaced this year. PennDOT replaced the westbound bridges in 2011.

Crews will be working during daylight hours on Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 17 and 18) to remove the existing concrete islands at the Kylertown signal at the intersection of routes 53 and 1011. Milling and paving operations will take place at the intersection on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 21 and 22). Drivers should expect delays during daylight work hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and drivers need to be alert for flaggers along the road.

Updated information on the project is available on message boards and through the Highway Advisory Radio System at 1640 on the am dial. I-80 eastbound traffic is reduced to a single lane through the work area. Work to replace the I-80 eastbound bridges at the Kylertown interchange will continue through the end of the year. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. is the contractor on this $10 million project.

Ralph "Sonny" Meloni, 79, of 278 Elm St., Weedville, PA

Ralph "Sonny" Meloni, 79, of 278 Elm St., Weedville, PA died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday (September 13, 2012) morning.

He was born September 17, 1932 in Force, a son of the late Mario L. and Ruby Taylor Meloni.

On September 8, 1956 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, he married Neomi D. Walters Meloni, who Survives

Mr. Meloni entered the military in 1953 and served with the US Army for 17 months during the Korean War. After the War he worked at Stackpole Carbon and later for the former Elk Builders in the pluming department. He also owned Meloni Tires in Weedville. He was a member of the Bennetts Valley American Legion Post 978, Weedville.

In addition to Neomi D. Walters Meloni
Daughter: Laraine Freemer and her husband John, Force
Son: Chuck Meloni and his wife Sue, Grampian
Daughter: Cheryl Shimmel, Weedville
4 Grandchildren: Allison Meloni and fiance Ben Schneider, Allan Meloni, Samantha Shimmel & Kayla Meloni
1 Great Granddaughter: Madison Nicklas
1 Step Great Granddaughter: Kristy Richardson
Brother: Robert Meloni and his wife Isabelle, DuBois
Brother: Donald Meloni, Kersey
Sister: Leola Maraglia, Weedville
Sister: Doris Pfaff, Ohio
and numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Mario L. and Ruby Taylor Meloni
2 Brothers: Victor and Leroy Meloni
Sister: Margaret Porco

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home Sunday (9/16/12) from 5-8 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17735 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Force, PA on Saturday (September 29, 2012) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Thomas Tyler, Pastor, as Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded by the Bennetts Valley Honor Guard.
Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to 12024 Bennetts Valley Highway, Penfield, PA 15849 or to the the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at

Norma L Snyder, 87, of 2 Fisher Court, Bradford, PA

Norma L Snyder, 87, of 2 Fisher Court, Bradford, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at The Pavilion at BRMC surrounded by her loving family.

Born September 9, 1925, in Ducher, OH she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Estella (Driggs) Blair.

She attended schools in Ohio. Mrs. Snyder was a dedicated homemaker, loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed playing guitar, singing and dancing. She enjoyed all animals, especially her cat "Smokey". She was a former member of the Bradford Moose and American Legion.

Surviving are four daughters, Patricia "Patty" Troutman, Cheryl Dianne (Jim) Lapallo, Karen (Andy) Ayers, Lois "Loey" Snyder, all of Bradford, two sons Larry (Vicki) Snyder, of Massilion Ohio, Steve (Donna) Snyder, of Emporium, her longtime companion, Louis "Bing" Piscitelli, one sister-in-law, Marie Blair of Dover, DE, 21 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin Snyder in 2004, one son Rodney Snyder in 1991, eight brothers and sisters, one grandson Stephen Snyder Jr. and one great grandson Dillon M. Snyder.

Friends may call on Monday September 17, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Avenue, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, with Rev. Max Simms pastor of Hilltop Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford PA 16701 or the the charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be made at

9-14 Recalls

RNR 061-2012 (Crunchy Chicken Strips)

Cut Fruit Express, Inc. Announces a Voluntary Recall of Fresh Cut Fruit Products Containing Cantaloupe Because of Possible Health Risk

09/14/2012 08:15 PM EDT
Serenade Foods, Inc., a Milford, Ind., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,250 pounds of crunchy chicken strip products that may contain foreign materials, fragments of plastic.



BRADFORD, Pa. -- High Holiday services for Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur will be held at Temple Beth El at 144-146 Clarence Street, Bradford.

Services will be led by Rabbi Susan Stone.

Services for Erev Rosh Hashanah will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Morning services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, followed by taschlich at noon at Willowdale Cemetery in Bradford. A rededication of the Jewish cemetery on West Washington will follow taschlich at 1:30 p.m. Parking will be available at the former Parkview Supermarket parking lot and shuttles will take guests to the ceremony.

Yom Kippur will begin with Kol Nidre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. Morning services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. Yizkor services will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 26, followed by a break fast at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Kimberly Marcott Weinberg in Bradford at 814-362-1866.



Mansfield, PA – The Animal Care Sanctuary is hosting a “Pet Fashion Show” during the Fabulous 1890’s event September 29th at Smythe Park at 12:30pm. Judging pets’ costumes in 1890’s attire as well as “freestyle” attire will take place at the pavilion by the entrance. May the best pooch or kittie’s outfit WIN! Fantastic prizes are being donated by local businesses such as Mansfield Embroidery; First Citizen’s Bank; Night & Day Coffee Shop; Papa V’s Pizzeria; Studio Six Haircuts; Auto Zone; Red Rose Antiques, and Pizza Hut. “We have so many prizes to give out, we will hold several raffles throughout the day as well as a 50/50 drawing. Must be present to win,” says De’Ana Grogan, ACS Care Handler and contest organizer.

“It’s important for our shelter animals to gain visibility and exposure so we may find them forever, loving homes. ACS oversees their well-being, and assures they have a good quality of life while they are in our care. Each animal is one of our own that we love, and we want to extend that feeling through community outreach to all local animal lovers, “said Joan Smith-Reese, executive director for ACS.

ACS will be marching adoptable pets in the 1890’s Parade down Main Street at 11am in Mansfield that same day.

Everyone is encouraged to attend our pet costume contest event during the fabulous 1890’s weekend, at Smythe Park in Mansfield, September 29th 12:30 pm. Please contact De’Ana Grogan at to enter your pet for the costume contest. There will be a $10 entry fee, or two dogs for $15, and all proceeds will benefit the shelter animals at ACS, Wellsboro.

We are delighted so many area businesses express such interest in helping to care for, and love for our furry, four-legged residents. With huge hearts, they are donating, and want to learn more about animal care, animal safety, shelter animal health, and being part of a center of excellence for all animals. We thank them from the bottoms of our hearts,” says Wendy Reber, ACS Community Liaison for Tioga County. Call 570-724-3687 for further information about this important event.

In Wellsboro- Adoption Hours: Thurs – Mon. 10am to 4pm; Tues & Wed. 10am to 6pm
In East Smithfield – open Tues – Fri 8:30am to 4:30 pm; Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm

Blood Drive Next Week In Galeton & Austin



HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today held a public drawing to award 65 elk licenses for the 2012 season.  The event also was webcast via the agency’s website, drew more than 550 viewers, and served as a means to enable more people to view the public drawing. All 65 hunters selected to receive a license will be mailed a confirmation letter within about a week.

“Over the past few years, we have been pleased to enable the tens of thousands of individuals who apply for an elk license to find out via our webcast if they had been drawn,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “Given our financial limitations, we can’t afford to send everyone who applied for an elk license a letter letting them know whether they were drawn; we only notify those who were selected.

 “By webcasting the public drawing, we reached far more than the two dozen people who attended the event at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.”

Roe noted there were 18,613 individuals who applied for the drawing. An additional 707 applicants only purchased a preference point for this year, and were not included in the drawing.

“While state law prevents the agency from publishing a list of today’s winners, thanks to another of the agency’s technological leaps forward, those who were in today’s drawings can check on the status of their applications, by Sept. 21, thanks to the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS),” Roe said. 

Presently, the status for all elk license applications is listed as “Pending.”  Once the database is updated, which is expected by 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. “In the past, 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.”

Of the 19 antlered elk licenses, 18 were awarded to Pennsylvania residents, and one was awarded to a hunter from Virginia.  Of the 46 antlerless elk licenses awarded, 44 went to Pennsylvanians and one went to hunter from Florida and one to a hunter from Vermont. 

Roe noted preference points played a significant role in determining those drawn.  According to results, 19 of the individuals selected for an elk license had ten; 14 of the individuals selected for an elk license had nine; eight had eight preference points; six had seven preference points; one had six preference points; one had five preference points; five had four preference points; one three preference points; and eight had two preference points.  Only two had applied for the first time.

All 65 elk license recipients will receive in the mail two copies of the Game Commission’s elk hunter orientation DVD, which they must view prior to the elk hunt, and update materials.  The second copy is to be previewed by their guide, if they choose to use a guide.  Elk license recipients are not required to use a guide.

All elk license recipients must obtain a general hunting license prior to purchasing their elk license.  Elk licenses cost $25 for residents and $250 for nonresidents.

1896 Winchester 30-30 Stolen From Home In Shippen Township

Burglars entered the home of Deanne Marie Nogy, at 1613 Sizer RunRoad, Emporium, PA, sometime between May 15 and June 4, 2012 and removed an 1896 Winchester 30-30 from the residence in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Trooper Michael G. Meko asked anyone with any information to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

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. 17 is to epoxy-coat the passing 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 and the other two bridges are located at mile marker 212 over Interstate 180.

The passing lanes for the bridges at mile 211.5 will be closed from Monday through Wednesday, and the passing 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.

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.

Alaskan Coal Stove For Sale

Alaskan Coal Stove--$600.00

I am selling my Alaskan coal stove for $600.00. 

Those interested may call 260-9157


09/14/2012 09:39 AM EDT
Erring on the side of caution and safety for the consuming public, the University Creamery at Penn State is voluntarily recalling all ice cream and frozen yogurt made between May 16, 2012 and August 11, 2012 because of isolated incidents involving reports of small plastic foreign objects in the product. The recalled ice cream was manufactured and sold from the Berkey Creamery on the University Park campus of Penn State and also was available for purchase on the internet from the Creamery’s web site.



HARRISBURG – Dr. Walter Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian, today announced that epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been confirmed as the cause of death for a deer in Westmoreland County.  While the agency is waiting for results from samples collected from deer found dead in Allegheny, Greene and Westmoreland counties, Dr. Cottrell noted a sample from Cambria County was inconclusive.

On Sept. 10, the agency announced samples from deer that died in Beaver County were positive for EHD. (Please see News Release #105-12 for details.) The agency will continue to gather samples from dead deer being found in other municipalities where EHD has not yet been confirmed.  Due to decomposition, samples must be collected within 24 hours of the animal’s death for the samples to be viable. 

All samples were tested by the Southeast Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) at the University of Georgia, which has confirmed deer mortalities due to four different strains of the EHD virus in 15 states this year. It can take up to two weeks to obtain results of the samples submitted.

“There are no management actions or practices to prevent or limit mortality caused by EHD,” Dr. Cottrell said. “Fortunately, EHD should be curtailed with the first hard frost, which will kill the midges that are spreading the disease.  EHD is a seasonal disease and the affected local deer herd can rebound quickly.

“Recent information received from residents has been helpful in guiding the agency’s efforts to recover viable samples.”

EHD is one of the most common diseases among white-tailed deer in the United States, and is contracted by the bite of insects called “midges” or “no-see-ums.”  The virus of EHD usually kills the animal within five to 10 days, and is not spread directly from deer to deer.  While EHD is not infectious to humans, deer displaying severe symptoms of EHD may not be suitable for consumption.

Game Commission Southwest Region Director Pat Anderson is urging residents to report sightings of sickly-looking deer, particularly those found near water, by calling the Region Office at 724-238-9523.  The Southwest Region serves Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties. 

Residents in other counties are encouraged to contact their respective Game Commission Region Offices. For contact information, go to the agency’s website ( and click on “About Us” and “Regional Information.”

Information on EHD can be found on the Game Commission’s website ( by clicking on the “EHD Info” icon in the center of the homepage. 

Donald C. Jordan, 83, Former Resident Of Gold, PA & Wellsville, NY

Donald C. Jordan, 83, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012 in Lehigh Acres, Florida. 

Donald was born in Gold PA, on March 16th, 1929 to Clarence and Ida (Morley) Jordan. He was married to Mary Empson Jordan for 66 years. During his lifetime, he was a resident of Gold, PA, Wellsville, NY and Avon Park, FL.

Don was a craftsman who enjoyed working with wood and metals, building renovations and furniture repair. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. 

For many years, Don was owner and operator of the Jordan Mobile Home Park in Wellsville, NY. He was also employed by the Chapman and Burrous Furniture Store in Genesee, PA and later by the Alstom Company as a Weld Lab Technician. 

He is survived by his loving wife Mary and four children: Keith (Marylou) Jordan of Las Vegas, NV, Ida Freeman of Lehigh Acres, FL, Diane (Robert) McNary of Penn Yan, NY and Janet Reynolds of Lehigh Acres, FL. 

He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 nephews and a niece.
Don was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Francis Jordan and a sister-in-law, Hazel Jordan.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Route 304 closed at crash scene east of New Berlin in Union County

Route 304 closed at crash scene east of New Berlin in Union County

Motorists in Union County are advised that a section of Route 304 is currently closed at the scene of a crash just east of Arrowhead Lane, about one mile east of New Berlin in Limestone Township.

Traffic is being detoured; from the west, to New Berlin Mountain Road or Route 204, and from the east, cars are being detoured to Little Mexico Road. Trucks will be detoured to Route 15 and Furnace Road.

Emergency responders anticipate that section of Route 304 may be closed until mid afternoon.

Ambulances Dispatched To MVA On Olean-Portville Road

MVA on Portville-Olean Road
At 10:30 am on Friday, Westons Mills and Portville have been dispatched to Portville-Olean Road for a 4 car motor vehicle accident. Portville has been requested to send Fire Police and  2 ambulances. Trans Am & Olean City ambulances have also been dispatched along with Olean 10 medics. 

 Route 417 was closed at this location, but is expected to re-open soon according to a report at 11:20 am.

Comcast Lauded For Providing Internet To Low Income Communities

Senator Hughes Salutes Comcast for Commitment
to Providing Internet Access to Low-Income Communities

      Comcast Cable is providing discounted internet services to families with children who receive free or reduced price lunches as a part of the National School Lunch Program.
      With Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, families who qualify can enjoy the essential services that the internet provides – for email, homework, job searches, paying bills online and so much more – at a reduced price of $9.95 a month. There are no price increases, activation fees or equipment rental fees.
Todd-Jamal Warren Waters      The Internet is a gateway to knowledge and learning and all students should have access. In an increasingly interconnected world, students will need to be comfortable navigating the Web and using the information in a school or work setting.
      In order to prepare our students to be the leaders of tomorrow, economically-reasonable access to the Internet is an important and necessary feature of a well-rounded education. That is what makes Comcast’s program so special.
      A low-cost computer, available at the time of enrollment in the program is also available at $149.99. Free internet training is also available online, in print and in person.
For more information and to see if you are eligible,
or call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376).

Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

Vehicle Over Embankment On Rt. 144 at Paul Hollow

MVA South Of Galeton
At 8:27 am on Friday, Germania and Galeton Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 144 and Paul Hollow in West Branch Township. A vehicle is reported to be over the embankment at that location.

Woman Injured In Bradford Motorcycle/Car Crash

Bradford Woman Hurt in Car - Motorcycle Accident
A Bradford woman was injured Wednesday afternoon in a car - motorcycle accident on Campus Drive, near Dorthy Lane in Bradford. 

Bradford Township Police say a car driven by 20 year-old Ashley Rolick of Kane pulled into the path of a motorcycle, operated by 33 year-old Helga Zoe Hatcher of Bradford. 

Hatcher was flown to UPMC Hamot for treatment of injuries. 

Police say charges against Rolick are pending.

Coudersport Ambulance To Fernwood Lane

At 7:54 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Fernwood Lane in Sweden Township for a victim of a fall with a head injury

RT. 219 Closed After Police Chase/Crash

Route 219 Closed South Of Bradford
Traffic is being detoured this morning around a crash scene just south of Bradford on Route 219 after a vehicle being pursued by Bradford Police on South Avenue apparently went through the barricade at the end of South Avenue and crashed in the area of the Kwik Fill into an unoccupied school bus causing major damage to the vehicles.

Route 219 is being diverted at Owens way to High Street and back to 219 at Browntown. 219 traffic has been diverted at Minard Run intersection on the southbound end.

The police chase about 6:30 am ensued after police were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the city. The chase went down South Avenue and ended when the pursued vehicle crashed. Police initially reported a minor injury to the driver of the chased vehicle. They said the operator matched the description of a juvenile reported missing from an area group home.

Farmer's Market In Coudersport Today From 2 to 6

Items Available This Week At The Farmers' Market
Metzger Heritage Organic Farm: Organic potatoes – many flavors, colors and textures; Edamame (green soybeans in the pod); beets (let us know if you need large quantities for canning); hot and sweet peppers; Swiss chard; cabbage; spaghetti squash; Italian flat-leaf parsley; purple basil; cut sunflowers;

Miles Farm Produce: Onions, tomatoes, leeks, summer squash, zucchini, pie pumpkins.

Wooleylot Farm: organic garlic bulbs; shallots; fingerling potatoes; Delicata winter squash; wax beans; Alpaca yarn.

Card Creek Trading Post: Brown eggs, peach scones, peach delight desert, pumpkin scones, Artisan white bread, deli rye bread, breakfast bread.

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