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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Troopers Investigating Burglary At Coudersport Business

A Commercial Burglary at Sunny Hill Enterprises, 506 State Route 6, Coudersport, PA, on 9-24/25 is under investigation by State Police.

Unknown actor(s) forced entry into the Sunny Hill Enterprises pipe yard and then attempted to gain access to the office building rear door with negative results, according to Trooper Brian Uhl who is investigating.

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

Boy Had Alcohol In His Locker At Northern Potter School

A 14 year old male is in hot water after he was found to have alcohol in his locker at Northern Potter High School.

The 14 year old will be cited for Possession of An Alcoholic Beverage through District Court 55-4-03 on Thursday at 3:30, according to Trooper Travis Trimbur who investigated.

Criminal Mischief On Parker HIll Road

Unknown actor(s) shot a sign owned by Fred Powlus at 809 Parker Hill Road in Hector Township.  

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

Man Accused Of Making Threatening Comments Via Cellphone

A Roulette man was arrested for a PFA violation Friday at 11:00 am by State Police.

Sonny S. Glatz, 32, of 39 River Street, Roulette, PA, is accused of making threatening comments toward a known 25 year old female at 1787 Route 6, Roulette, PA via cell phone. Trooper Brian Uhl said Glatz was placed under arrest and arraigned in front of District Judge Kari Stubbs.

Man Cited For Abusing His Dog

Troopers responded to a report of a man abusing his dog at a residence on Cobb Hill Road in Allegany Township on Friday at 8:30 AM.

Vincent Michael Langworthy, of 979 Cobb Hill Road, Genesee, PA, was reported to be abusing his dog.

Trooper Chad Savannah said the dog was taken into the care of the McKean County SPCA. Langworthy will be cited for a summary violation of Cruelty To Animals to be filed through District Court 55-4-01.

Coudersport Family Not Seriously Hurt In Rollover Crash

The Plumstead family was not seriously hurt when their 2006 Dodge Durango rolled over twice after swerving to miss a deer on the Cowley Hill Road in Portage Township, Thursday night at 8:30 PM.

Amy L. Plumstead, 46, the driver, and her husband, William J. Plumstead, 42, of Coudersport, were transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Austin Ambulance for treatment of injuries of unknown severity, according to Trooper Timothy Mix, who investigated. 

The Plumstead's 2 daughters, were also transported from the scene, but were not reported injured. Everyone was wearing seat belts.

Trooper Mix said the crash occurred as the Durango was traveling east on Cowley Hill Road, negotiating a left hand turn  when a deer stepped in front of the vehicle. Plumstead swerved to miss the deer causing the driver side tire to leave the roadway. As she over-corrected, she lost control and the vehicle rolled over two times before coming to rest on it's wheels facing north.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Austin Fire Department and EMS.

The accident was first dispatched as a school bus/car crash, but was corrected soon after Fire personnel arrived on scene. The school bus had stopped to assist at the crash. Medic 6 responded with 3 paramedics after hearing the initial dispatch as a school bus crash. One paramedic was on duty and the other two went along in case they were needed. 

The Plumsteads sent a comment to our earlier report:

 I would like to thank everyone in the Austin Ambulance/Fire dept. that responded and helped out at the roll over on Cowley Hill last evening involving my family. Everyone did a good job especially keeping us all calm and updated on our other family members in the other ambulances and a HUGE Thank-you to the Cdspt. volleyball team bus driver Terry and coaches and team members for assisting us in such a scarey incident thank-God we were all not seriously hurt. We appreciate all the help of the volunteers and those that assisted my family. 
Thank-you sincerely, 
Amy, Bill, Tiffany & Katelynn Plumstead

Structure Fire Call On Laurel Lane In Fox Township

Address: 139 LAUREL LN
City: FOX
Cross Streets: ANNA LN * GEORGE LN
9/29/2012 10:00:40 PM


Fire In Fox Township Is Out

Address: 202 LIPSEY LN
City: FOX
Cross Streets: LOVERS LN
9/29/2012 9:34:14 PM


Gators Football

Nick Conway who had 4 touch downs today. Photo by Dana Todd

Jay D. Stevens, 52, of 411 Center Street, Ulysses, PA

Jay D. Stevens, 52, of 411 Center Street, Ulysses, PA,  died on Thursday, September 27, 2012 shortly after arrival at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA. He was born September 11, 1960 in Wellsville the son of James and Nancy (McCracken) Stevens.

Jay was a 1979 graduate of Wellsville High School and had resided in Wellsville and Bolivar before moving to Ulysses. He was formerly employed at a variety of construction companies in the area and later for Air-Preheater Company in Wellsville for many years. He then became an over the road truck driver for Jaylor Trucking of Belfast; a job the he enjoyed very much. He was an outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed gardening and teaching the local grandchildren to cook.

Surviving in addition to his parents, are two sons, Daniel (Rachel) Stevens of Greenville, TN and Sean Stevens of Chapel Hill, NC, two grandchildren, Blaine and Merci Stevens, one brother, Jim (Wendy) Stevens of Fairport, two sisters, Amy (Ros) Gowdy of Belmont and Janice Stevens of Wellsville, his long time companion, Anita Carter and her beloved family of Ulysses, PA as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and one niece.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, October 1, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 12:00 noon on Tuesday in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. To leave online condolences, please visit

Woman Hurt In Crash On May Hollow

An Emporium woman was hurt Friday at 5:00 PM when her 2004 Honda Accord crashed into an embankment on May Hollow Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Kendra J. Graham, 22, of Emporium, PA, was traveling south on May Hollow Road and attempting to negotiate a sharp left hand turn in the roadway. According to Trooper Douglas Homan, who investigated, Graham lost control of her vehicle due to excessive speed for the conditions and traveled off the east berm and impacted an embankment.

Graham was taken by Emporium Ambulance to Elk Regional Health Center for treatment. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Emporium Ambulance & Fire Department assisted at the scene. The investigation is continuing.

Working Structure Fire --45 King Street--Eldred

Working Structure Fire --45 King Street--Eldred
At 6:57 PM on Saturday, Stations 4-18-9-3-Portville have been dispatched to a structure fire at 45 King Street in Eldred Boro. Reported to be a mobile home.


 Port Allegany won 42-16 against Otto-Eldred, but the Terrors put up a great fight and kept hitting hard.  Port's victory comes on their Homecoming day, and the king and queen and court were all represented at halftime.

Picture samples by tomorrow.

Leo @ Sunken Branch Photography 

Needed, A Down to Earth Hunting Show

Needed, A Down to Earth Hunting Show

By Dave Orlowski
What I'm looking for in a hunting show: some humility from the host, respect for the animal and the traditions of hunting, fair chase (no sitting in a small house overlooking a feeder full of pellets), a little bit of humor, no cheesy commercials, and definitely no corny re-created hunting scenes. 

Show it as it happened or don't show it at all.

Click, on comes to the TV, its Sunday morning and the first thing you hear is some celebrity spouting off some ridiculous monologues. Speaking in unintelligible whispers at a rapid pace. Click, next channel has some dude that's totally out of touch with the hunter. He preaches about letting your bucks age to 6 or 7 years old before harvesting them. Come to the real world as most of us don't have the land to make that possible. Bored with that back to the other channel you go. Now it's getting even stranger, some guy crawling through the grass on his belly. Must think he's a commando or something all covered in fancy face paint. Wonder how much time he wasted on makeup.

Then you're finally into a program for about five minutes thinking maybe you'll enjoy one finally. Everything goes smooth till he harvests a deer, but then he goes nuts with displays of over-excitement. Now come on, no one acts like that after harvesting so many animals, obviously fake performance. Only to follow up with his constant belittling of any other form of hunting other than traditional archery. What a joke.

First off the majority of these celebrities don't have anything to offer us as far as being believable. They have nothing that the average hunter has to relate with. Ninety eight percent of us don't have thousands of acres of private land to hunt on and if we do, it's not filled with monster bucks running around in numbers. Face the facts, with the economy on the down slide, most of are lucky to have a job and can't afford to take much time off. And when we do were not going to stare a buck down worrying about it's rack score. We will probably take the first legal deer to come along just to put some meat in the freezer.

Most of us are just average hunters. We hunt in Pennsylvania where the pressure is ridiculous. We scout hard and hunt when time allows. We've killed numerous bucks over the years but none of them are ''booners''. But still every time we look at those racks we smile and feel proud. In reality we don't have a couple grand to drop every year on a hunt. But it is easy to get hung up on all the celebrity advertising bs. Besides just hunt hard on the property you have available and cherish every animal you take, as they are all trophies. The most down to earth show I've found so far is Jim Shockey, but if there's another be sure to let me know.

The Scarnati Report

Fourth Annual Scarnati/Cawley Charity Bike Ride
Raises $146,230 to Benefit Children's Hospitals
Earlier this month, I co-hosted the 4th annual "Scarnati/Cawley 100" with  Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley. This three-day, 100-mile charity bike ride from Gettysburg to Annville benefited three outstanding children's hospitals in Pennsylvania.
Over 50 riders took part in the Scarnati/Cawley 100, which raised more than $146,000 for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
My family has experienced first-hand the dedicated and compassionate care provided by children's hospitals.  We have some of the top pediatric institutions in the country and it is an honor to ride for them and the many children and families they provide care to.
I'd like to thank everyone who took part in the ride and the many generous individuals and organizations that contributed to making this year's ride such a success. *Click here for additional photos and information on the bike ride.

New PHEAA Program Provides Student Aid for Skill Training
Students interested in working in the energy, advanced materials, diversified manufacturing, agriculture or food production fields, may be eligible for student aid under the Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP).
Programs in agricultural business and management, communications systems installation and repair, dairy science, diesel mechanics technician, electrician, metal fabricator, machine tool technology and solar energy technology are just a few examples of more than 70 programs of study that are eligible for financial assistance under PA-TIP.
Eligible courses of study must be more than 10 weeks in length and less than two academic years in length. Additionally, courses of study must not be eligible to receive a need-based Pennsylvania State Grant. Participation requirements for students and schools, along with a complete list of eligible programs of study, can be found at
PA-TIP provides grants of up to the equivalent of the maximum State Grant ($4,348) award or 75 percent of a student's allowable cost, whichever is less. Awards can be used to cover costs such as tuition, fees, books, supplies and a living expense allowance.
Applicants must be a Pennsylvania resident, high school graduate and be enrolled in a qualifying course of study at a participating school on a full-time basis. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available at and used to determine need, and a PA-TIP application – available at

Procurement Program Open to Small Businesses
Small businesses are the lifeblood of Pennsylvania's economy, employing nearly half of all workers in the private sector. The Department of General Services recently announced a new program that will help more Pennsylvania small businesses compete for state contracts.
The Small Business Procurement Initiative enables companies to bid on state contracts that are reserved specifically for small businesses. The program ensures small businesses are given opportunities to bid on state projects as prime contractors and are not forced to bid against larger firms for all state contracts. The program is only open to small businesses that employ 100 or fewer employees and do not exceed gross sales requirements. Participating businesses must self-certify with the state online at to confirm their eligibility for the program.
The Department also recently expanded its Small Diverse Business Program – which currently assists small businesses owned by women or minorities – to include veteran-owned small businesses. The program will offer support and resources to help veterans compete for state contracts.
More information on programs and services available to assist small businesses is available online at

Capitol Update By PA Rep. Martin Causer

Capitol Update
Friday, September 28, 2012
 The latest news from the State Capitol
Honoring Vietnam Veterans in Austin

This Sunday, I’ll take part in a dedication ceremony renaming two Austin-area bridges in honor of local veterans of the Vietnam War.

Under Act 48 of 2012, which I authored, the bridge carrying State Route 607 over Freeman Run in Austin Borough is renamed the Captain Edgar E. Nuschke Memorial Bridge. The same law renames the bridge carrying State Route 872 over the east fork of Sinnemahoning Creek in Wharton Township as the Private First Class Edward Ritsick Memorial Bridge.

The dedication is being held in conjunction with Austin History and Pride Days. It begins at noon at the Town Square Gazebo. For a complete list of events for Austin History and Pride Days, click here.
Bill Supports Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

2. State Contracting Opportunities Expanded for Small and Veteran-Owned Small BusinessesAs a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, I recently voted in support of legislation aimed at boosting veteran-owned small businesses by establishing state procurement goals.

Senate Bill 623 establishes a statewide annual goal of at least 3 percent participation in state contracts with veteran-owned and service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses. The bill defines a veteran-owned small business as an entity that is controlled by a majority of persons who are veterans, having 100 or fewer employees.

Under the legislation, the Department of General Services (DGS), in consultation with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, would be required to provide staff to assist veteran-owned small businesses, publicize procurement opportunities for them, compile a list of veteran-owned small businesses, ensure that they are solicited for each procurement, establish business assistance offices to encourage procurement from veteran-owned small businesses and prepare an annual report on the awarding of contracts to veteran-owned small businesses.

The federal government has had a similar procurement program in place since 1999 for service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses.

The bill is now awaiting action in the full House.
Proposal Aims to Protect Against Child Sexual Abuse

House Education Committee Approves Sex Abuse Awareness BillThe House Education Committee voted this week to add sexual abuse awareness education to the school health curriculum for Pennsylvania students.

House Bill 2318 seeks to arm children with information that will help them to avoid victimization, compel them to come forward if they are victimized, and help to prevent others from falling victim to abuse.

Statistics reveal that currently one in four girls and one in seven boys are sexually abused before they reach the age of 18, and many are unaware of what happened or unsure of how to communicate the abuse.

The bill is now awaiting action in the full House.
Reminder: Roulette Senior Expo Oct. 12

Please join me for the 10th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roulette Fire Hall. This great event offers convenient access to a wealth of information from state, county and local vendors who offer programs and services to benefit senior citizens. It also is helpful for seniors’ family members and caregivers.

For more information, call my Coudersport office at (814) 274-9769. I look forward to seeing you!

Fish Commission To Drain Mountain Springs Lake & Breach Dam

Commission Extends Sympathy to Family of Former Commissioner Lacy

Commission Extends Sympathy
to Family of Former Commissioner Lacy

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today extended its sympathy to the family of former Commissioner Donald N. Lacy, who passed away Sept. 26. He was 85.

“On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and staff, I extend condolences to Commissioner Lacy’s family,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “Don was passionate about conservation and his personal involvement with many organizations positively influenced his role as a Commissioner. He helped lead on many initiatives and we are all saddened by his passing.”

An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Commissioner Lacy was appointed to a 10-year term to the Board of Commissioners by Gov. Robert Casey in November 1992. He served District 8 (covering Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Schuylkill Counties) from 1992-2002. He served as Chairman of the Commission's Education and Information Committee and held terms as the Commission's President and Vice President.

Commissioner Lacy served as President of the Berks County Chapter of the Izaak Walter League; was a member of the Berks County Federation of Sportsmen's Club; and Associate Director of the Berks County Conservation District. He was a member of the Leesport Gun Club and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

In 1989, Commissioner Lacy was honored as the Outstanding Conservationist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, and was awarded a citation of his achievements by the Pennsylvania State Senate. Also in 1989, Gov. Casey presented him with the "Take Pride in Pennsylvania" award for outstanding contributions to the stewardship of Pennsylvania public lands.

For information about services and online condolences, please visit

Hundreds of Fifth District Students Attend Thompson's Government Outreach 2012

Hundreds of Fifth District Students Attend Thompson's Government Outreach 2012
Thompson: “A Forum Where Young Individuals Can Begin Recognizing And Defining Their Roles In The Community, Which Can Help Them Identify Goals And Pursue Their Dreams.”
Bellefonte, Pa. – Hundreds of students from high schools across the 5th Congressional District this week attended Government Outreach 2012, an educational seminar hosted by U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, at the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, in Bradford, Pa., and Lock Haven University, in Lock Haven, Pa.

“Long before beginning my career as a health care professional and being elected to Congress, I came to realize the importance of education, which serves as a pathway to opportunity,” said Rep. Thompson.Government Outreach 2012 presents students with a look beyond the classroom into what the future can hold. It’s a forum where young individuals can begin recognizing and defining their roles in the community, which can help them identify goals and pursue their dreams.

Rep. Thompson addressed the student groups regarding his professional career and responsibilities as a Member of Congress, and faculty and staff from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Lock Haven University presented education informational sessions.

Other presentations included Dr. Lawrence A. Schardt, a professional motivational speaker, and Mr. Robb Armstrong, a syndicated comic strip creator and children's author. Both speakers were sponsored by local employers and no taxpayer funds were used to facilitate the event.  

“Teenagers are busy being teenagers, but it’s a time that also requires thought and planning for the years ahead,” Rep. Thompson added.  “This interactive seminar provides high school students with an opportunity to give thought to their futures, but also emphasizes the importance of making smart decisions that will benefit their educations and ultimately careers.”

Government Outreach 2012, two separate full-day events with identical programming, ran from Monday, September 24th (Lock Haven University) to Tuesday, September 25th (University of Pittsburg at Bradford).  A combined total of 395 students from over 20 area high schools visited one of the two campuses to attend the seminar.  

Pictures from Government Outreach 2012: Click Here.

Harold L. “Rusty” Peabody, 65 of Bradford, formerly of Harrington, DE

Harold L. “Rusty” Peabody, 65 of Bradford, formerly of Harrington, DE, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.

He was born on June 20, 1947 in Kane, the son of the late Edward L. and Margaret I. Young Peabody.

He was a lifelong member of the Moose International.

He is survived by one son, Glen Peabody, one daughter, Kim Peabody, one brother, Robert Lydick, Knoxville, TN, three sisters, Sharon (Peter) Schweinberg, Lewis Run, Barbara Snively, Apex, NC, Lesa Phillips, Albuquerque, NM, stepfather, Glen Lydick, Albuquerque, NM and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Peabody and Margaret Lydick and his wife Charlotte Peabody.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. with a memorial service immediately following with the Rev. Stephen L. Collins, pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions in his memory be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Common Pleas Court Judge Has A Passion For Truth

"A man's life was at stake, but so too was the integrity of the criminal justice system."

 Judge in Terrance Williams case a "terrier" for the truth
Published: Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:06 PM     Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:33 PM

Terrance "Terry" Williams may very well owe his life to a judge.

When attorneys speak Judge Teresa Sarmina's name, they tend to do so in the respectful tone of the previously wounded.
judge-teresa-sarmina.jpgView full sizeJudge M. Teresa Sarmina

The diminutive but ferociously intelligent Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge has a courtroom demeanor reminiscent of Martin Shaw's Judge John Deed on the BBC, alternately humorous and severe, prone to sparring with attorneys over the nuance of case law and - with a keen ear for the unsaid - taking over the examination of witnesses herself.

Sarmina is known as a terrier: once she gets her teeth into something, she doesn't let it go.

What she usually shakes out is the truth - or something closer to it than would have been presented to her otherwise.

But the habit exasperates attorneys on both sides of the bench. 

This week Sarmina granted a stay of execution for Williams after a last-minute appeal that stretched into three days. Her ruling - which excoriated the prosecution in the case as both unconstitutional and unethical - dropped like a boulder into the pond of current and former state prosecutors, prompting the likes of Ed Rendell to spring to the former prosecutor's defense. Read more...

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Duncan Twp, Tioga County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Duncan Twp, Tioga County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2012-09-26 to Eqt Production Co in Duncan Twp, Tioga county. 78.54 - Failure to properly control or dispose of industrial or residual waste to prevent pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.

Smethport 35 - cameron County 14

Clay Schuler ran for over 200 yards and 4 TDs in Smethport's win over Cameron County

Photos Courtesy Of Paul Burdick

Paul Burdick Sports Images Phone (H) - 814-274-8772                             (C) - 814-598-7915

Samuel J. Colton, 77, of Williamsport, formerly of Bunyan Hill, PA

Samuel J. Colton
Samuel J. Colton, 77, of Williamsport, formerly of Bunyan Hill, PA, Granville Twp., passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Samuel Joseph was born in Granville Township on June 1, 1935, one of six children of the late Wilbur and Carmella (Monte) Colton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Sam was employed as a welder and worked for several area businesses.

He was a John Deere Tractor enthusiast and well known as a longtime puller throughout the area. Sam especially enjoyed the Labor Day weekend pulls at Morris’ Old Home Days. He was a member of Canton’s Moose Lodge 429, V.F.W. Post 714 and The Sons of Italy.

Surviving are his five children, Michael (Darialee) Colton of Shinglehouse, David (Bonnie) Colton and Samuel (Renee) Colton all of Granville, Cathy (Skip) Martin of Mansfield and Angie (Steven) Slotter of Selinsgrove; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren; his companion, Alice Oller of Williamsport; four siblings, Mac (Nancy) Colton of West Virginia, Roxanne (Richard) Margeson of Horseheads, Daniel (Deb) Colton of Roaring Branch and James (Brenda) Colton of Granville; his children’s mother, Sharlene Colton of Granville, a sister-in-law, Joann Colton of Canton; two aunts of Elmira and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Niles “Nick” Colton and his faithful dog, J.D.

Funeral services will be private. Memorials in Sam’s name may be made to the Morris
Fire Dept. toward the tractor pull track, c/o P.O. Box 95 Morris, PA 16938.

Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements.

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Bridge Dedication To Vietnam War Casualties Sunday

Bridge Dedication To Vietnam War Casualties Sunday

September 27th, 2012
vietnam_memorialTwo Potter County bridges that were recently named in memory of soldiers who were killed in the Vietnam War will be dedicated at noon on Sunday, Sept. 30. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony at the gazebo on Austin’s town square. The bridge carrying Route 607 over Freeman Run in Austin Borough is now designated as the Captain Edgar E. Nuschke Memorial Bridge. A bridge carrying Route 872 over the East Fork of Sinnemahoning Creek in Wharton Township is now named the Private First Class Edward Ritsick Memorial Bridge.

Capt. Edgar Erwin Nuschke was just three months from his anticipated retirement from the Air Force when the aircraft he was piloting was struck by enemy ground fire on Jan. 21, 1967. Capt. Nuschke was born May 17, 1922, to Edgar Erwin and Mabel Carlson Nuschke. He graduated from Austin High School in 1940 and attended college in Pittsburgh before entering the Air Force in September 1941. He served in the European Theatre during World War II, flying 100 successful missions and attaining the rank of captain in 1944. He completed his education at the Northern Illinois School of Optometry, then decided to return to the Air Force, serving in both Korea and Vietnam. He was survived by his mother, his wife Ethel, who was living in California, and brothers Charles Nuschke and John Nuschke.

PFC Edward Ritsick of Austin entered the Army in November 1966, six months after his graduation from Austin High School. He was assigned to the 65th Engineering Company. At age 20, he was serving with the 25th Infantry Division when he was killed in action on the perimeter of Saigon in the early hours of March 11, 1968, just 19 days after his arrival in Vietnam. He was the son of Andrew and Dorothy Watson Ritsick of Austin, and was also survived by a brother and a sister.

Suspected supt. killer in custody in VA

Suspected supt. killer in custody in VA

CLYMER, N.Y. (WIVB) - U.S. Marshals have taken Anthony Robert Taglianetti, the man the Chautauqua County Sheriff says murdered the Clymer School Superintendent, into custody.

Police agencies from WNY to Virginia had been on the lookout for the 42-year-old in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Keith Reed. U.S. Marshals announced Friday night Taglianetti was taken into custody in VA around 4 p.m. after deputies spotted his car and initiated a traffic stop, surrounding his car to ensure he didn't escape. The former Marine was taken into custody without incident. More...

Tipton Estate Auction, Saturday, September 29, Coudersport, PA


Click on photos above to see photos of all auction items

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Wedding Ring Stolen In LIberty Township

A 14 karat two-tone diamond wedding ring with a total of 3 karats of diamonds was stolen along with two $100.00 bills from the bathroom of a Liberty Township residence on September 14, 2012 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm according to State Police at Kane who are investigating.

Trooper Dale T. Vukovich, Jr., said the items were stolen from the bathroom at the residence of Janice and Herman Rennells at 18 Baxter Road in Liberty Township, McKean County, by known male suspects. The total value of the stolen items is estimated at $7,100.00. Trooper Vukovich said the investigation is ongoing.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Turn In Old Prescription Drugs At Area PSP Barracks


09/28/2012 08:37 PM EDT
Foster Farms, a Demopolis, Ala., establishment is recalling approximately 16,576 pounds of corn dog products because of misbranding and an allergen, milk, that is not declared on the label.

Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls Two Bulk Bin Items in Two States Due to Possible Health Risk
09/28/2012 07:33 PM EDT

Whole Foods Market is recalling Peanut Butter Power Chews and Treasure Trove Mix, both sold as bulk items, in seven stores in Florida and one store in southern California due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

09/29/2012 09:10 AM EDT

Out of the utmost care and concern for our customers, Fairytale Brownies has decided to voluntarily recall peanut butter brownies and cookies identified with the lot codes shown below. The products were distributed primarily through our mail-order channel as well as some retail outlets.

09/28/2012 05:10 PM EDT

Sunland, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter, which it has now expanded to include its Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products. This recall is limited to products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012.

09/28/2012 06:06 PM EDT

Jer's™ Chocolates announced today that it has taken the precautionary measure of issuing a voluntary limited recall of some of its Gourmet Peanut Butter Bars and Gourmet Jer's Squares produced from July 9, 2012 to September 24, 2012. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

09/28/2012 05:02 PM EDT

Grand BK of Maspeth, NY is recalling 7oz units of Black & Mix Crisp and Crisp Mix packaged in a plastic container, because it may contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The Black Mix Crisp and the Crisp Mix were distributed to retail stores in New York and New Jersey.

09/29/2012 03:41 PM EDT
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, following a recall by Late July Organic Snacks, announced it removed from sale organic mini peanut butter sandwich crackers due to possible salmonella contamination in the peanut butter.

09/29/2012 05:39 PM EDT
In cooperation with the FDA's warning not to consume mangos from Agricola Daniella in Mexico, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of certain fresh-cut fruit packages containing mangos distributed to retail outlets due to the potential risk that the mangos may contain Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

I-80 Columbia County work zone weekly update

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

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 2 and 3, the eastbound right lane will be closed at mile 241 near the Berwick Exit from 7a.m. to 5p.m. each day in order to remove temporary concrete barrier and paint new traffic lines. This will open the acceleration lane for the eastbound on-ramp at Lime Ridge and eliminate the temporary stop condition at the top of the ramp.

As a reminder, the I-80 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.

Bradford Man Dies of Burns

Bradford Man Dies of Burns

The Bradford man severely burned in his house Thursday has died at ECMC in Buffalo. 65-year-old Harold Peabody suffered burns on the majority of his body
. State police fire marshal Greg Agosti says Peabody was sitting in a chair in the living room of his Hawthorne Road home filling a lighter with lighter fluid. The fluid spilled onto his clothes, and when he lit the lighter the flame ignited the vapor on his clothes.

Agosti says Peabody attempted to take his clothes off and leave the house but he was overcome before reaching the front door.
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2 Vehicle Crash With Injuries South Of Eldred

2 Vehicle Crash With Injuries South Of Eldred
At 5:35 pm on Friday, Eldred Township Fire Rescue, Eldred Boro ambulance & Medic 16 have been dispatched to Route 446 near the Ethan Allen Plant for a two car crash with injuries.

DEP, EPA Fine Mobile Home Park Owner more than $1.3 Million for Multiple Violations in 17 Counties

DEP, EPA Fine Mobile Home Park Owner more than $1.3 Million for Multiple Violations in 17 Counties

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, it has signed a $1,339,000 joint consent decree with GSP Management Co., Frank T. Perano and related companies, due to drinking water and wastewater issues at 73 mobile home parks, 70 of which are in Pennsylvania.

The consent decree addresses specific violations at 32 of the Pennsylvania mobile home parks. At the agencies’ direction, the company has agreed to take various corrective measures.

“This consent decree covers a pattern of serious, repeated violations GSP committed all across Pennsylvania,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “This should be a message to all—DEP is going to come down hard on those who show this type of disregard for our environmental protection laws.”

DEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency inspectors discovered violations at the mobile home parks during five consecutive years. The wastewater violations include illegal discharge of partially treated or untreated sewage into nearby streams and failure to properly operate and maintain wastewater treatment facilities. The drinking water violations include exceeding federal drinking water standards for certain pollutants and failing to notify residents about drinking water problems.

The consent decree also requires GSP to take these numerous actions to achieve compliance and ensure park residents have access to clean water:

• Conduct environmental audits at all the mobile home parks, including those that do not have any permits from DEP, by an independent auditor;
• Implement specific corrective actions at the Village at Pleasant Hills in Hamburg, Berks County, and Cedar Manor near Middletown, Dauphin County;
• Hire an environmental consultant to develop an environmental management system that will help GSP achieve environmental compliance through control and monitoring of its operations; and
• Conduct monthly evaluations at all 73 mobile home parks and report the results every four months to DEP and EPA.

The company’s actions constitute violations of the Clean Streams Law and Safe Drinking Water Act. The penalty will be divided between DEP and EPA.

The consent decree is subject to Federal District Court approval and will be published at a later date in the Federal Register, which will begin a 30-day public comment period.

Andover Responds To Leg Fracture At Obstacle Course

Leg Fracture At Obstacle Course
At 4:31 PM on Friday, Andover ambulance has responded to the obstacle course for a 31 year old with a compound leg fracture.  County is attempting to find a flight service that can fly. Medic 700 is en route.

Outside Wood Stove Cause Of Structure Fire Call

A 4:08 PM Structure Fire report called in by passerby on Interstate 86 on the Summit Road in the Town of Cuba turned out to be smoke from an outside wood stove. Cuba and Friendship units responded.

New Ogdensburg Road bridge in Tioga County open to traffic

New Ogdensburg Road bridge in Tioga County open to traffic

A new bridge carrying Route 2017 (Ogdensburg Road) over Mill Creek in Union Township, Tioga County was opened to traffic yesterday afternoon.

The detour has been lifted.

This $898,969 bridge replacement project included removal of the old bridge and construction of the new structure, including paved approaches and upgraded guiderail and drainage.

The Velotta Company replaced an old structure that had been classified as structurally deficient. The new bridge should not have to be closed for at least 50 years. Although routine bridge maintenance will take place in that time period, any bridge closure or restriction would be minimal, barring any unforeseen events.

Bradford Man Severely Burned

Bradford Man Severely Burned

Pictured, a Mercy Flight helicopter carrying Peabody takes off from the Bradford Mall Thursday evening. WESB photo
A 65-year-old Bradford man is in critical condition at UPMC Hamot after suffering severe burns to the majority of his body. 
  State police say Harold Peabody was burned at his Hawthorne Road house sometime between 10 a.m. and 3:35 p.m. Thursday. His roommate returned home to find the house full of smoke and Peabody lying on the living room floor. 

He was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but police do not believe foul play is involved.

Traffic Crash Near Express Lube On Million Dollar Highway

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9/28/2012 2:38:52 PM




HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners meeting that was held on Sept. 24-25 in Franklin, Venango County, is being broadcast through the agency’s website to afford those unable to attend the meeting the opportunity to watch the staff reports and the Board’s voting session.

To view the meeting, go to Game Commission’s website (, put your cursor over “Resources” in the menu bar, then put your cursor over “Video Library” in the drop-down menu listing and click on “Live Streaming Video.” (NOTE: As the agency uses a free webcasting service, pop-up ads will appear. The Game Commission derives no revenues from these ads, and has no control over the content of the ads.) MORE

Whites Ferry Access Area Reopened

Whites Ferry Access Area Reopened

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that the Whites Ferry access area in Wyoming County is open again for public use.

The access area was closed in late July due to low water conditions, which made the launch ramp unusable. PFBC staff extended the ramp by pouring stone at the end and then placing concrete planks over the stone.

Whites Ferry provides boat access to the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, six miles south of Tunkhannock on state Route 2007.

Verbal dispute leads to fatal stabbing In Allegany County Overnight

Jason E. Mehmel charged with 2nd degree murder
Verbal dispute leads to fatal stabbing In Allegany County Overnight

On 09/28/12, at approximately 12:30 AM, New York State Police in Allegany County responded to a report of a person stabbed on Tuckers Corner Road in the town of Amity. Upon arrival at the scene, SP Amity based Troopers discovered Jason S. Cipriano, 29, laying unresponsive on the shoulder of the road. Mr. Cipriano was pronounced deceased at scene by Allegany County Coroner Ted Crowell.

Investigation conducted by Troop "A" Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) revealed that Jason S. Cipriano and Jason E. Mehmel, 33, got into a verbal argument in the roadway near Cipriano's residence at 5829 Tuckers Corner Road in Amity. This argument lead to a physical altercation, resulting in Mehmel fatally stabbing Cipriano in the upper chest area. Mehmel then fled the scene on foot, but a short time later surrendered himself to Troopers at the SP Amity barracks.

Upon conferring with Allegany County District Attorney Keith Slep, Mehmel was charged with Murder 2nd degree - a Class A-I Felony and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th - a Class A Misdemeanor. Mehmel was arraigned in the town of Friendship Court and had been remanded to the Allegany County Jail without bail.

NYSP Amity Troopers and BCI members were assisted by the Troop A Forensic Investigations Unit, the Alfred Police Department, Cuba Police Department, University of Alfred Police Department, Wellsville Police Department and town of Amity Rescue.

Coudersport Ambulance To Mapleview Lane

At 11:24 AM, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Mapleview Lane for a fall victim.

Potter County Left Out Of New State Block Grant Program They Lobbied For

Potter County Left Out Of New State Block Grant Program They Lobbied For

Corbett Administration Receives Enthusiastic Response to Innovative Human Services Block Grant Program

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Potter County, PA, Commissioners Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel along with Human Services Director Jim Kockler highlight how State & Federal paperwork is flooding Human Service workers, taking up to 50% of workers time that could be used to help Potter County residents needs instead. Kockler advocates letting Counties determine where funding should be spent, not State & Federal mandates. State funds have to be sent back every year because they are specified for programs that there is no need for in Potter County, while necessary programs go unfunded or short funded.

Localized program will enable more effective and efficient use of tax dollars.
After over 2 years of  lobbying for a program for more efficient use of tax dollars by Potter County Commissioners, the Corbett administration announced a program today that does just what the commissioners lobbied for, but Corbett left them out of it when he announced 20 counties selected to implement the new program.

Governor Tom Corbett today announced the 20 counties selected to participate in the Human Services Block Grant, a new and innovative program that transforms how the state works with counties to distribute funding for human services.

"Recognizing that counties need flexibility to fund their human services programs in a way that best serves their communities, we worked with the legislature to institute this new funding approach," Corbett said. "This program will ensure more funding makes it to our recipients and less is spent on red tape."

The Human Services Block Grant consists of seven funding streams that will allow counties the flexibility to decide where the money is needed most. Those funding streams are:

Mental Health Community Programs
Intellectual Disabilities Community Base
County Child Welfare Special Grants
Homeless Assistance Program
Act 152
Behavioral Health Services Initiative
Human Services Development Fund

Traditional funding streams defined up front how much money was spent on each program, resulting in an inefficient, one-size-fits-all system.

"Providing the funding that Pennsylvania counties need to support their most vulnerable neighbors is one of our highest priorities," Corbett said. "Counties have been asking for increased flexibility for years. It makes sense to enable local governments to determine how to best allocate funds and serve the needs of their residents."

"This is a landmark achievement that for the first time combines health care and social service funding into one performance-driven block grant with local flexibility," said Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander. "We had an overwhelmingly positive response from counties. While I wish we could have included all of Pennsylvania's counties in this program, I am committed to working with the counties and the General Assembly to expand this program to all 67 counties in the next legislative session."

The Department of Public Welfare reviewed 30 county applications and selected the 20 participating counties based on several factors, including the county's geography, size, poverty-level, recent population shifts, its administrative structure and its demonstrated ability to manage the block grant.

The Human Services Block Grant program was included as part of the 2012-13 state budget. All 67 counties will benefit from the numerous reforms included in the budget that reduce and streamline planning and reporting requirements.

For more information, visit

Editor's Note: Below is an alphabetical listing of counties that have been selected to participate in the human services block grant program.


SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor



Special commemorative gift awaits participating hunters

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Game Commission is celebrating the semicentennial of its “Controlled Hunt” for Canada geese at the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area in Crawford County this fall. To mark this half-century of “invitation-only” goose hunting, the agency will award a commemorative Canada goose leg band to every person – and his or her guests – selected in the drawing recently held to select participants.

Each drawn hunter may select up to three guests to join him or her in a blind in the Controlled Hunting Area at Pymatuning. Being selected is considered by many a wonderful opportunity to take part in an historic hunt, one that draws hunters from hundreds of miles away annually. MORE

Courses At PCEC Cake Decorating 101

Cake Decorating 101

Have you always wanted to learn how to decorate cakes for those special occasions? In this 4-session course, instructor Sharron Gustin, who has been decorating cakes for over 30 years, will show you how! Week one will focus on the basics involved in making a beautifully decorated cake. In the second session participants will practice frosting a cake and making cake borders. In week three, participants will learn how to make roses and leaves and how to use them in different decorating styles. During the final session, participants will frost and decorate a cake from start to finish and will leave with a beautifully decorated cake. Participants will need to bring a basic cake decorating set (available for under $10 at Walmart), and will also need to bring an un-iced cake to the final three classes.

This class is being held Tuesdays, October 23, October 30, November 6 & November 13, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $25 per session or $89 for all four sessions. To register, call (814) 274- 4877 or go to

$1 Million Powerball Ticket Purchased At Tops In Wellsville

Two winning tickets sold in WNY

Posted by: Emily Lenihan
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two winning Power Ball tickets have been sold in western New York.
A $1 million winning ticket was sold at Tops Markets on Bolivar Road in Wellsville. A $2 million winning ticket was sold at 7-eleven on Lakeshore Road in Hamburg. More...

Man Injuired In DUI Crash Overnight

A Clearfield man was moderately injured in a one vehicle crash early Friday morning on Champlin Hill Road near the Anning Township Line in Keating Township, McKean County.

Daniel R. Alt, 41, of Clearfield, PA, was traveling west on Champlin HIll Road at 3:00 AM when he failed to negotiate a right curve in the road and traveled off the south berm. His 2000 Ford Ranger traveled into a deep ditch causing disabling damage. Alt was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Bradford Hospital for treatment of what troopers described as moderate injuries.

Trooper Dalton of the Kane barracks, who investigated, said upon further investigation, Alt was determined to be DUI and was arrested. Charges will be filed through District Judge William Todd's office in Smethport.

Eldred Township and Smethport Fire Departments assisted at the scene. The vehicle was towed by McKeirnan's Towing of East Smethport.


09/28/2012 06:59 AM EDT
Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for 10 ounce plastic bags of Publix Hearts of Romaine (Chopped Hearts of Romaine) due to the fact that they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Ready Pac is the supplier of the private label product for the company.
 Fresh Express Recalls Limited Quantity Of Expired 18 oz. Hearts Of Romaine Salad Due To Possible Health Risk
09/27/2012 06:41 PM EDT
Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of expired 18 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the expired Use-by Date of September 26, 2012 and Product Code H256808 as a precaution due to a possible health risk. No consumer complaints have been received by Fresh Express Consumer Response Center in association with this recall. No other Fresh Express products are being recalled.

09/28/2012 01:58 AM EDT
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is expanding the Public Health Alert for XL Foods (Canadian Establishment 038) to include all beef and beef products produced on August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5. FSIS was notified this evening that XL Foods has expanded their recall to include all beef and beef products produced on these dates.

09/28/2012 08:05 AM EDT
Harry and David, LLC is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling its 12 oz. jars of Harry & David® Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter, Harry & David® Creamy Banana Peanut Spread, and Harry & David® Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread with “Best By” dates of 01MAY13 through 24SEPT13, as well as the following multi-component food items which included the above-named peanut butter products as components: Harry & David® Apple Snack Box, Wolferman’s® Bee Sweet Gift Basket, Wolferman’s® Hearty Snack Gift Basket, Wolferman’s® All-Day Assortment Gift Basket, and Wolferman’s® Father’s Day Basket. The “Best By” date is located on the upper part of the peanut butter product jar near the lid. The recalled peanut butter products were produced by Sunland, Inc.

09/27/2012 03:30 PM EDT
FSIS now offers an online Electronic Consumer Complaint Form where consumers can report problems with meat, poultry, and egg products. Consumers can use the form to report illnesses, allergic reactions, injuries, improper labeling and issues with foreign objects to FSIS' Consumer Complaint Monitoring System.

09/28/2012 09:58 AM EDT
Justin’s today announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of its Classic Peanut Butter 16oz jars and Honey Peanut Butter 1.15oz and .5oz single-serve squeeze packs (see associated Best By dates below). This voluntary recall is in response to Sunland Inc. voluntarily recalling nut butter products. For more information on the Sunland recall, please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website ( or read Sunland’s official statement at:

09/28/2012 01:56 PM EDT
Out of the utmost concern for our consumers, Oregon Ice Cream Company is initiating a voluntary recall of Alden's Peanut Butter 'n Chip, 48oz and Cascade Glacier Chocolate Peanut Butter, 3 gallon that contain peanut butter associated with the Sunland, Inc. recall. The peanut butter used in this product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. As you may have heard, to date Sunland, Inc. has recalled 75 products after learning that twenty­ nine people reported Salmonella Bredeneye PFGE matching illnesses in approximately 18 states. These products are distributed nationally to a number of large supermarket chains

Structure Fire In Town Of Wirt

Structure Fire In Town Of Wirt
At 8:55 am on Friday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 6075 Fish Road in the Town of Wirt. The location is between the Zimmer Road and the Peterson Hill Road.

2 Vehicle Crash With Injuries In Coudersport

2 Vehicle Crash With Injuries In Coudersport
At 7:46 am on Friday, Coudersport and Roulette have been dispatched to Cartee & Maple Street in Coudersport for a 2 vehicle MVA with injuries.

Man Charged With Simple Assault Etc.

A Bradford man was remanded to the Potter County prison early Friday morning in lieu of $25,000. bail on charges filed by the Bradford City Police Department as a result of an incident on Thursday.

James Dean Peters Jr., 34, of Bradford, PA, was arraigned before District Judge Luther at 12:29 am by Bradford City Officer Michael P. Ward on the following charges:

Peters is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on October 4 at 9:30 am.

Hazel's Auto Sales Has Some Great Buys On Vehicles

Zito Media Has Position Open For Service Delivery Coordinator II

Farmers' Market In Coudersport

Card Creek Trading Post: Back after a week away with apple crisp, peach delight, Michigan dried cherry and almond biscotti, assortment of breads and fresh brown eggs.
 Wooleylot Farm: Garlic bulbs, shallots fingerling potatoes, delicata winter squash and Japanese, Cheese and Pumpkin Gnocchi pumpkins
Miles Farm Produce: Pie pumpkins, onions, eggs, tomatoes, squash, lettuce, gourds.
Metzger Heritage Organic Farm: Taking a week off and looking forward to the Falling Leaves Festival market next week. We have quantities of beets for canning. Call 814-274-8004 to make arrangements.