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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Causer Hosts Tenth Annual Senior Citizens Expo Friday, Oct. 12 At Roulette Fire Hall

Causer Hosts Tenth Annual Senior Citizens Expo Friday, Oct. 12 At Roulette Fire Hall
Bradford, Coudersport offices to close for event

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is hosting the 10th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Roulette Fire Hall.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided. 

State, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions.  Information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety will be available. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.

Causer also noted that his offices in Bradford and Coudersport will be closed on Oct. 12. Anyone in need of assistance that day is encouraged to call the Harrisburg office at (717) 787-5075.

Information about the expo and services available through Causer’s offices is available at or on Facebook at

NY Troopers Tell What Ingredients Meth Cookers Use

State police aim to educate public about 'meth' labs

By Paul Mrozek
Batavia News 

Roadside litter of containers from common household products may signify more than an inconsiderate motorist. It could be evidence of someone making methamphetamines, an illegal and highly addictive stimulant.

That’s the most important thing state police emphasized Friday at a news conference at Troop A Headquarters in Batavia. Residents should familiarize themselves with substances that comprise the recipe for cooking up the drug, which is a fairly simple process, police said.

“We really want to get this message out to the public,” said Major Christopher Cummings, commander of Troop A.

Discarded bottles of charcoal lighter fluid, two-liter pop bottles, drain cleaner, dry gas or bags from table salt, rock salt or cat litter could indicate a clandestine operation of meth makers. Packages of cold medication containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine should be red flags because the chemical is the most important ingredient in meth recipes, troopers said.

Other common products, depending on who does the cooking, can include lithium batteries, muriatic or sulfuric acid, battery acid, engine starter fluid, kerosene, gasoline and anhydrous ammonia, which can be found on almost any farm.

“A normal person might not recognize it as anything but garbage. We need people to report this,” Cummings said.   Read more...

Bolivar Residents Jailed In Theft Of Pennies From Church

Two allegedly stole $2,000 in pennies from Batavia church

The Daily News Online
BATAVIA — Two Bolivar residents were arrested Thursday by the Bolivar Police Department on a warrant for allegedly stealing $2,000 worth of pennies from a Batavia church last February, Genesee County sheriff's deputies said.

Dennis E. Hopkins, 44, and Carrie A. Brown, 32, both of First Street, Upper, Bolivar, were each charged with fourth-degree larceny in connection with the Feb. 1 incident.

The money stolen was to be used by the church to purchase a playground for a Third World country. Police did not identify the church involved.

Hopkins was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Batavia Town Court and remanded to Genesee County Jail in lieu of no bail. Brown was arraigned in Town Court and remanded to Genesee County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. Read more...

Alert – New England Compounding Center Product Recall Information

10/05/2012 06:43 PM EDT

On October 4, 2012, out of an abundance of caution, the CDC and FDA recommended that all health care professionals cease use and remove from their pharmaceutical inventory any product produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), located at 697 Waverly Street in Framingham, MA.

You're Invited To George Baxter's 80th Birthday Celebration On Saturday, October 13th At The Port Allegany VFW

Land Rescue For Injured ATV Rider At Majestic Trails

Land Rescue At Majestic Trails
At 3:40 PM on Saturday, Otto Township & Medic 1 have been dispatched to Majestic Trails for a  land rescue for a 50 year old female injured in an ATV accident on a trail there. The woman contacted 911 directly by cell phone reporting a back injury.

Leota M. Macensky, 92, of Galeton, PA

Leota M. Macensky, 92, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Friday, October 5. 2012 at the Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born April 14, 1920 in Germania, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mabel (Menken) Gilbert. 

Leota enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, quilting, tending to her numerous house plants, and most of all, spending time with her family. 

Surviving are a son, Steve (Kathy) Macensky, Galeton; four grandchildren, Kenneth (Marcy) Wallace, Michelle Wallace, Andrew (Kelly) Macensky and Stephen (Linn) Macensky; six great grandchildren, Jarryed, Salima, Brittany, Drew, Gorgia and Alli; a sister, Catherine Davenport, Knoxville, PA; a sister-in-law, Shirley Gilbert, Punxsutawney, PA; and several nieces and nephews. 

Leota was predeceased by her parents, a daughter, Lorena Wallace, a brother, Leland Gilbert, and a sister, Rita Mosch. 

Friends may call at St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church in Galeton on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 9:30 am until 10:30am. Following at 10:30 am, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church with the Rev Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Burial will be in Germania Cemetery. 

Services have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter County Hospice.



The annual Halloween Spooktacular with be held this year on Saturday, October 27 from noon until 3:00 p.m. in the day-use area of Lyman Run State Park. This event is designed for small children aged 10 and under and will include many fun activities such as face painting, pumpkin painting, apple cider making, a nature scavenger hunt, and a ride through the Haunted Campground. 

Any groups interested in becoming a part of the Haunted Campground by decorating a site and being resident ghouls will be eligible to win a $100. Wal-Mart gift card. Applications and information are available by calling the Lyman Run park office at (814) 435-5010. Only 6 applications will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis and time is running out! Groups may include clubs, organizations, or families, etc.

Two wagons will be taking visitors through the campground this year, thanks in part to Robert Burdick , who is kindly lending the park his hay wagon. Many people rode his wagon at the Galeton Fall Fest. Along the way, several stops will be made to pass out candy to the kids and also give everyone the opportunity to scrutinize the site so they can vote for the “Best and Scariest Site” when they return from their journey…that is….IF THEY RETURN!!!!

Refreshments will also be offered – cookies, hot chocolate and hot dogs…until the food runs out. Anyone wishing to donate bags of candy, cookies or apple juice – may drop them off at the park office. The park is also looking for donations of smaller pumpkins for the kids to paint. Please call the park office if you have some available…we can pick them up.

Entry donation for this event is $1.00 per person…all the activities are included. Participants are encouraged to come in costume…kids and adults alike! It may be cold that day so dress warmly and barring another blizzard like last year…we are planning to go ahead rain or shine!

Don’t forget…there’s $100. out there for anyone who wants to have an afternoon of fun dressing up as their favorite witch, ghoul or monster! Come out and play!

Cameron County 27 - Coudersport 18

Cameron County 27 - Coudersport 18

Photos Courtesy Of:
Paul Burdick

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

In Memory of George Lee

In Memory of George Lee
February 1, 1967 – October 6, 2006


I’ll never forget that fateful day,
I couldn’t understand what the nurse had to say.
The phone had rung at one am,
“Yes, I know him; his sister I am”

Please hurry she said, not much time,
I called our family, confused inside.
This can’t be happening, it’s a dream,
As I drove through the fog, past the accident scene.

I saw your face bloody, but near,
The nurse said to talk, you could hear.
I whispered, “George, I am with you,
Hang in there Lil’ Bro… I love you so.”

At the hospital, we would hold your hand,
You lying there, Dad could not stand.
Weeping entering your room, he could not take,
For lying there, was his name sake.

Mom kept hoping to see your eyes,
That’s all she wanted for her birthday prize.
For awhile the nurses gave her hope,
But the damage was too much to cope.

You fought so hard for two long weeks,
Your body was tired and needed eternal sleep.
Your brother, Steve, I had to call,
“We need you here, for our family to be all”.

I felt you breathe a sigh of relief,
The fight was over, you were free.
I told Taylor you were at rest,
For she knows, “Daddy’s da Best!”

We will miss all those tattoos,
And the roar of your Harley zoom.
Ride off into the sky, George Lee.
Ride Hard and Die Free.

With loving memory, Your Big Sis, Karen
I Miss You Lil’ Brother
Search: George Lee

Two Beagles Are Back Home And Happy Thank You All

DOGS WERE FOUND – Please let everyone know and a BIG thanks to everyone that helped.

Sadie & Lady - they are beagles. They are both tri-colored Sadie is 3 years -wearing a Harley Collar. Lady is 4 months and is wearing a pink camouflage collar - we live on West Hebron Road off 44 North. They were last sited/heard up near Simcoe's Hollow off Sheldon Hollow. 

If anyone sees them please call 274 7267.

If they are not found by Sunday, we are thinking of putting together a search party and walking the side hill where they were last heard. Anyone interested in helping, please let us know. Reward Offered for their return.

Puppy Has Found A Good Home

Puppy Has Found A Good Home

I have a 4 month old female multipoo. Her tail is docked, dew claws are removed. She is adorable, friendly, house broke, loves people and gets along well with other animals. She is also up to date on shots. Due to health reasons and circumstances beyond my control I am having to move and need to find her a good home asap. Asking $100.00.

Elderly Pedestrian Struck In St. Marys

Cross Streets: HALLER RD * FORD RD
10/6/2012 11:03:05 PM

TripleMAG Girls Will Be At The Falling Leaves Festival From 1 to 3 On Saturday

TripleMAG fans: There will be a booth selling TripleMAG apparel at the Falling Leaves Festival in Coudersport on Saturday. Items for adults and youth will include t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and car decals. The girls of the show will be available to chat with from 1:00 - 3:00 on Saturday. Come join the fun. Visit Triple MAG on Facebook

31st Annual Fall Antique Show At Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Saturday & Sunday

Hotel Crittenden Extravaganza Saturday In Coudersport

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Whispering Evergreens Opens This Saturday & Sunday In Ulysses


10/05/2012 06:43 PM EDT
FDA is working closely with the CDC and state partners to investigate an outbreak of meningitis among patients who had received an epidural steroid injection. Investigation into the exact source of the outbreak is still ongoing, but the outbreak is associated with a potentially contaminated medication.
10/05/2012 08:52 PM EDT
In response to an expansion of Justin’s Nut Butter voluntary recall of its’ 0.5 oz. single-serve Honey Peanut Butter squeeze packs to include additional lot codes, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle, Washington, is expanding its voluntary recall of Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box to include enjoy by dates: 09/28/12 and dates 09/30/12 – 10/06/12. The Protein Bistro Box contains peanut butter with one of the lot codes recently added to the Justin’s recall which impacts peanut butter packs with Best By dates of 8/26/13.
10/05/2012 07:21 PM EDT
KRASNYI OKTYABR located at 60 20th street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 is recalling Beer Set Dried Rudd discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel that confirmed the fish had not been properly eviscerated prior to processing. This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness.

10/05/2012 08:11 PM EDT
Baensch Food Products Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling a single lot code of Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
10/05/2012 03:08 PM EDT
Accutron, Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of two hundred and six (206) Ultra PC% Cabinet Mount Flowmeters . Some of the flowmeters have been found to release Nitrous Oxide gas when the Oxygen is turned off

10/05/2012 11:17 PM EDT
Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese KY BL sold in its Louisville, KY store and Blue Kentucky Rose Kenny’s cheese sold in its Nashville, TN store. These cheeses are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
10/06/2012 12:16 PM EDT
Talenti Gelato is recalling Talenti Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato. The peanut butter used in this product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
10/06/2012 12:56 PM EDT
Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it is initiating a voluntary user-level recall of one lot of Lactated Ringer’s and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09. This action is due to one confirmed customer report where a leak was identified in the primary container between the cobra cap and fill-tube seal and a spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was noted in the solution.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Lost Bird in Olean Area

Lost Female Pearl Cockatiel in Olean Area

Lost on Thursday and is very friendly. Lost on North 6st Street.

If anyone sees/finds/catches her please call Tara at 814-596-2808.

Pickup Truck Crash In Harrison Township

Pickup Truck Crash In Harrison Township
At 9:13 pm on Friday, Ulysses & Harrison Valley have been dispatched to a MVA on Main Street in Harrison Valley. A pickup truck is reported to have crashed. Unknown injuries.
9:30 -- Ulysses Ambulance & Medic 6 RECALLED

Rose J. Bogart, 95, formerly of Oak Street, Emporium, PA,

Rose J. Bogart, 95, formerly of Oak Street, Emporium, PA, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.

Born September 12, 1917 in Emporium she was the daughter of Steve and Frances DeMarco Troncone. On June 6, 1940 in Emporium, she married Arthur Bogart who died September 1, 1978.

A lifelong resident of Emporium, Mrs. Bogart was a 1937 graduate of Emporium High School and through the years was employed as a clerk by many local businesses.

She was a member of St. Mark Church in Emporium and the Rosary Society. She was a past board member of the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley, a charter member of the Cameron County Little League Auxiliary, was past Ways & Means chairman of the PTA, and was one of the last of the Canteen Women of WWII in Emporium.

Survivors include: one son, William (Susan) Bogart of Emporium; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Steven Troncone of Emporium and Eugene Troncone of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Jennie Dunning of Lockport, NY and Julie Harpster of Altoona; and many niece and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by five sisters, Grace Sedlock, Mary Jones, Ellen Haynes, Carmella Kupstas and Lilly Leonard.

Friends will be received Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Mark Church, 235 East Fourth St., Emporium

Rollover MVA On Rt. 44 North of Shinglehouse

Rollover MVA On Rt. 44 North of Shinglehouse
At 6:32 pm on Friday, Shinglwhouse Dept. 39 has been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover accident just before Ram Forest on Rt. 44 North.
7:10--Bolivar Ambulance on Standby at Shinglehouse

I-80 Columbia County work zone weekly update

Travel Advisory
I-80 Columbia County work zone weekly update

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

On Monday, Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. the eastbound right lane will be closed from mile 241 to 242 near the Berwick Exit in order to remove temporary lines 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.

Motorists are reminded to stay alert for the new traffic patterns through this work zone along I-80 in Columbia County.

Penn State DuBois Students will 'Sleep Out' For Hunger

Penn State DuBois Students will 'Sleep Out' For Hunger

DuBOIS – The Penn State DuBois Service Above Self (SAS) Club and the Student Life Office have organized a Sleep Out for Hunger to take place on campus in October.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the struggles faced by the homeless, as well as to raise money for a local shelter. Participating students will sleep outside on campus on the night of October 12, plus have the option to participate in a 24 hour fast. They're now collecting sponsorships for each hour of the sleep out and fast. Proceeds from sponsorships will benefit the Haven House Shelter.

"We will literally be sleeping outside on campus, along East DuBois Avenue," said SAS Vice President Louise Whyte. "Students are asked to bring themselves, a sleeping bag or blanket, and we will have as many cardboard boxes as we can collect from local businesses to give to students to build their own shelter. We will be sleeping in cardboard boxes, no tents or other shelter."

Haven House is operated entirely by volunteers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since its inception, the shelter has served over 343 homeless people, including 50 children. In all, it adds up to 10,260 nights slept and 20,520 meals served.

For more information, contact the Penn State DuBois Office of Student Life at 814-375-4764, or email

Free Film Screening Wednesday At Coudersport Theatre

1 Vehicle Crash South Of Shorts On Rt. 19

1 Vehicle Crash South Of Shorts On Rt. 19
At 3:40 PM on Friday, Wellsville Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to a one car accident just south of Shorts on Route 19.

DEP Announces Growing Greener Plus Grants Available

DEP Announces Growing Greener Plus Grants Available
Deadline to submit an application is Oct. 26

The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that applications are being accepted for four different grants through the 2012 Growing Greener Plus grant solicitation.

The awards are for Watershed Protection grants, Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) grants, Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Set-Aside grants and Section 319 Nonpoint Source grants.
“This provides a unique way for organizations to apply for four different grants at the same time,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “We are happy to be able to have this opportunity to fund projects that will preserve and protect Pennsylvania’s watersheds.”

The Watershed Protection grants program invests in projects that will protect and restore Pennsylvania’s watersheds from impairment due to nonpoint source pollution. It also includes the Watershed Renaissance Initiative to fund the complete implementation of a watershed restoration plan that completely restores an impaired watershed.

Potential projects should be located in “priority” watersheds and reduce the source of impairment; lead to water quality restoration; or support the installation of agricultural best management practices to achieve compliance with existing agricultural water quality requirements. Eligible applicants are counties, municipal authorities, municipalities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government and other authorized organizations involved in the restoration and protection of Pennsylvania’s air, land and water.

The program is funded by revenues from solid waste tipping fees paid to the Environmental Stewardship Fund as authorized by the Environmental Stewardship and Watershed Protection Act.
SMCRA and AMD Set-Aside grants are available to municipalities, municipal authorities, school districts and incorporated non-profit organizations for projects meeting SMCRA Bond Forfeiture or AMD Set-Aside or grant requirements.

Section 319 grants focus on funding projects similar to Watershed Protection but with special emphasis within targeted Watershed Implementation Plan watersheds. Section 319 Nonpoint Source grants are available to counties, municipal authorities, municipalities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government and other authorized organizations. 

The SMCRA Bond Forfeiture and AMD Set-Aside grant programs are authorized by Section 18(j) of the federal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act. Section 319 Nonpoint Source grants are authorized by Section 319(h) of the federal Clean Water Act.

Applications should be sent to DEP’s Grants Center at P.O. Box 8776, Harrisburg, PA 17105. Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 26. If they are hand-delivered to DEP, the package must be received by 4 p.m. on Oct. 26. Late or electronic submissions will not be considered.
For more information on the grants, visit DEP’s website at, keyword: “Growing Greener.”

State Police Commissioner Announces Funeral Arrangements for Trooper Blake T. Coble

Blake T. Coble

State Police Commissioner Announces Funeral Arrangements for Trooper Blake T. Coble

Harrisburg – State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced funeral arrangements for Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble of the Troop D, Beaver Station. Coble, 47, of Beaver Falls was killed on Oct. 4, in the line of duty as a result of a motor vehicle crash.

Public visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Monday, Oct. 8, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, Pa.

Trooper Coble’s funeral is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Community College of Beaver County – Golden Dome, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, Pa.  It is open to the public.

Immediately following the service, there will be a funeral procession from the Community College of Beaver County to the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery on Darlington Road in Beaver Falls for a full military honor graveside ceremony.

Trooper Coble is survived by two children and his wife, Brenda, who is a Police Communications Operator at Troop D, Beaver Station.

Governor Tom Corbett ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Beaver County to fly at half-staff to honor Trooper Coble. State flags shall remain at half-staff until internment.

Donations in honor of Trooper Coble may be made to the “Blake T. Coble Memorial Fund,” First National Bank, 2634 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Trooper Coble was a 24-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police and is the 94th member of the department to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Mary V. Carletta, 90, formerly of 10 Park St. and 2 South Ave., Bradford, PA

Mary V. Carletta
Mary V. Carletta, 90, formerly of 10 Park St. and 2 South Ave., passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012, in The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born in Lewis Run, on December 14, 1921, she was the daughter of Frank and Nina (Zandi) Vecellio.

On November 26, 1955 in Bradford she married Frank A. Carletta, who died on October 31,1993.

She had been employed as a service representative at the Bell Telephone Co. for 11 years and prior to her retirement as a clerk in the Meat Department at the A&P Grocery Store.

She was a member of St. Bernard Church and the Catholic Women's Club, Bradford Ecumenical Home Auxiliary, AARP, Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, and the Greater Bradford Senior Activity Center.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Michele A. (Dennis) Peters of Warren, two grandchildren, Heather Peters of Jamestown NY, and Bridget (Mike) Neely of Newport News VA, two great grandchildren Skylynn Tomlinson and Bryce Tomlinson and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother Joseph Vecellio, and one sister Clara Pascarella.

Friends may call on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2-4 & 6-8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 E. Main St. Bradford, where prayers will be held Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am at St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Central Christian Alumni Association, the American Cancer Society, St. Bernard Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News
October 2012

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library will host the Commonwealth Speaker and Living History Interpreter Steve Anderson’s presentation “Homegrown Heroes: Pennsylvania Communities in the Civil War” Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 pm at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library in Shinglehouse, PA. The presentation is free and open to the public. This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities.

Are you interested in tracing your family history but don’t know where to start? Would you like to get together regularly with a group of others and share tips and information? We are interested in starting a family history group that would meet at the library regularly to do just that! If you’re interested, call the library at 814-697-6691 and let us know!

Do you want to know how to get out and stay out of debt? Need to live on a budget but don’t know where to start? Financial Peace University can help with that! What will you learn in Financial Peace University? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week class on money taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more! If interested in participating in a class, call the library.

Story Time is taking place TWICE every Wednesday throughout the school year. The first group meets from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. and the second group runs from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Come out for some great stories and songs!

The library’s book discussion group is reading The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz for discussion this month. Book discussion will be on October 31st at 1:30 p.m. There are plenty of copies of the book available, so stop by the library and pick one up. We would love to have you join us!

The Stitch Together Knit and Crochet group continues to meet every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They are always happy to add new members! If you don’t knit or crochet, there’s always someone available and willing to teach.

Memorials were received for the following: Florence W. Geneaux Kemp Enzell by John & Teresa Geneaux, Emiro Petit by Dave Ahl, and Esther Mesler by W. Neale & Margaret Bellamy. A donation was received from Joseph Cappadonia. Thank you all!

You can search our card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve. You can also see what new books are available by clicking on the “New on the Shelves” tab.

“Like” our Facebook page ( to keep informed on events happening at the library.

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.

Robert J. Valone, 90, of Russell, PA

Robert J. Valone
Robert J. Valone, 90, of Russell, PA, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 surrounded by his family at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, PA. after a courageous battle with lymphoma. 

 He was born March 26, 1922 in Clarendon, PA. to the late J. Battista and Theresa Frucci Valone. 

He has resided in the Warren and Russell area most of his entire life and had wintered for 26 years in Oviedo, FL. He had served with the U.S. Army as a Medic with the 304th Infantry Regiment during World War II serving in Germany, where he earned a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal . 

Bob owned and operated Valone Auto Sales in Starbrick, PA. and Oviedo, FL. and also was employed as a car salesman with Midtown Motors and Shults Dodge Chrysler Dealership retiring at the age of 90. 

 He was a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Winterpark, FL Elks Lodge, served as 1st Commander of the Oviedo Veterans of Foreign Wars Club and a former member of the Warren Moose Lodge 109. Bob loved going to the Casino and golfing. He is lovingly remembered as a family man who was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle.

 He is survived by his dear wife of 64 years, Jean Anderson Valone whom he married August 7, 1948, 3 Children – Dr. Dennis R. Valone and wife, Pam of Erie, PA., Jim Valone and wife, Ruth of Russell, PA., Pam Falber and husband, Benji of Warren, PA., 5 Grandchildren – Christy, Tracey (David Anderson), Taylor (Jill Dugan), Kendra and Jesse, 3 Great Grandchildren – Brandon, Ryan and Symantha, several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 9 Brothers – Dominic, Sam, Ralph, Frank, Victor, Mike, Patrick, Joseph, Theodore and Raymond Valone, 1 Sister – Carolyn Valone.

 Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Neil Siefert, Chaplain of Hospice of Warren County and Rev. David Heckman, Pastor of Russell United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U.S. Army personnel. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or Russell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 28, Russell, PA. 16345. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Pictures Of Bobcat

I took these pics of a very pretty bobcat at the intersection of Nelson Run Rd. and Haskel Rd.

Bobcat is hard to see click on any picture to enlarge.

Photos Courtesy Of Rachel Nelson

Where Have The Jobs Gone?

In my duties of scanning comments for publication in Solomon's words, every few years I come across a comment that has really important insights that rise above the politics of the day and the corporate bullkrap you see on the media daily. This anonymous comment is one of those. Read it and think about it. Before you can find a solution to a problem, you first have to recognize that there is a problem and what the problem is. We've posted this anonymous comment on the main page for you to read.

Where Have The Jobs Gone?

The answer is in front of your face it's just so simple (or people are too willfully blind) to see it.

We are fat

No one wants to support our costs of living. Our healthcare is the most expensive, we love gas guzzlers, we all want to eat meat 3 meals a day...

who wants to pay you $20 or $30 or $40 /hour when someone overseas is willing to do it just as well (yeah, I hate to break it to you, your not as exceptional as you insist) for pennies on the dollar?

Business knows which is the smarter choice and it's been making it for decades.

The only way we get back on top is if either A) We all learn to live with less (LOL!) or B) We pass laws restrictive laws making it so anyone that wants to do business here is required to have a large business presence here (we are the ones buying all the crap so this makes sense)

And even that won't do it alone. We need to become innovators again. WE need to be the inventors coming up with the new technology. Which means we need our people to not be stupid as bricks for a little while, which just isn't going to happen any time soon.

We've been behind in education, math and engineering for SO LONG that while you all are waving your flags and God Blessing things Germany and Japan and China have had more than enough time to invest the decades needed to outpace us.

Blaming Obama? Well, that makes sense coming from a populace that doesn't even understand why none of it's jobs want to stay here.

We are dying an economic death, just like Russia did. It's this and so much more... why doesn't France or Germany or Japan have to spend the money on defense we do? Because they know we'll gladly puff up our chests and police their world for them.

Being a superpower sure sounds great, but if anyone reads history, trying to be the greatest empire on the planet has always resulted in the eventual death of said empire.

We've gotten too big for our britches. And we've forgotten what got us here and made us so great to begin with. And so we will point fingers and cast blame all the way down the drain.

Northern Potter Students and Staff to Present on State and National Stages

Northern Potter Students and Staff to Present on State and National Stages

In the coming weeks, students and staff from NPSD will be representing their school on the state and national stage. The NPSD student technology team have been chosen to present at the PA School Board Association's (PSBA) Educational Excellence Fair ( in Hershey, PA.

These students will share their role in installing and maintaining technology in the district as well as their contributions to the mobile learning device (MLD) initiative.

The district's superintendent, Scott Graham, technology director/high school teacher, Brent Bryant, and elementary school teacher, Jaime Slawson will be sharing their experiences with the district's MLD and bring your own device programs at both the National Rural Education Association's Annual Convention ( in Cincinnati, OH and the PSBA's Annual School Leadership Conference ( in Hershey, PA.

Want to stay updated on NPSD events via Facebook? Join the district through the link at

TripleMAG Girls Will Be At The Falling Leaves Festival

TripleMAG fans: There will be a booth selling TripleMAG apparel at the Falling Leaves Festival in Coudersport on Saturday. Items for adults and youth will include t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and car decals. The girls of the show will be available to chat with from 1:00 - 3:00 on Saturday. Come join the fun. Visit Triple MAG on Facebook

Coudersport Elementary Grade 3 Students Thank Coudersport Rotary

Coudersport Elementary Grade 3 Students Thank Coudersport Rotary

In celebration of American Literacy Week, the Coudersport Rotary Club
donated student dictionaries to every Grade 3 student. Thank you Rotary!

DEP Releases Final Oil and Gas Air Aggregation Guidance for Drilling Activities

DEP Releases Final Oil and Gas Air Aggregation Guidance for Drilling Activities

HARRISBURG -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer announced today that the agency has finalized guidance on air quality permitting decisions for oil and gas operations. The guidance applies to permitting sources of emissions from the exploration, extraction and production of oil and gas.

DEP published a version of the guidance for public comment last fall. The final guidance will appear in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Oct. 6 and discusses how DEP decides when to separately permit emission sources, such as natural gas compressor stations, and when to aggregate them.

“Our guidance provides a common-sense approach to air aggregation, also known as single-source determinations, based on existing law,” Krancer said. “Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s misuse of the aggregation test for natural gas exploration, extraction and production earned the EPA a sharply worded rebuke from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

“The court’s opinion in Summit Petroleum v. EPA, which dealt with the aggregation of separate natural gas facilities in Michigan, made very clear that Pennsylvania’s approach is the correct interpretation and application of the law,” he said. “The Summit Petroleum court’s decision characterized EPA’s interpretation as ‘unreasonable’ and ‘inconsistent’ with the regulatory history that established the regulatory test.”

A Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board Judge recently called the analysis of the Summit Petroleum case “persuasive.” The West Virginia Air Quality Board also recently affirmed an approach similar to DEP’s.

“Our Air Quality program will use a practical, common-sense and legally sound approach as it makes aggregation determinations on a case-by-case basis, weighing all of the factors the law provides,” Krancer said. “We in Pennsylvania have a lengthy and successful history of regulating the oil and gas industry, and we are ensuring that this state and this country realize the full promise of abundant, domestic, cheap, clean-burning natural gas extracted and brought to market in an environmentally sensitive manner.”

DEP regulates air emissions in the oil and gas industry through air quality plan approvals and general and operating permits. In the coming months, the agency will also announce a revised general permit for oil and gas compressor stations, which authorizes the operation of minor emission sources.

In keeping with how DEP issues and implements technical guidance, the agency published an “interim final” version of the air aggregation guidance for a 30-day public comment period last fall and began implementing it Oct. 21, 2011. DEP will finalize the guidance effective Oct. 6, the day it will be published in the Bulletin.

For more information and to view the final guidance, visit

10-8 Educational Music Programs At Coudersport Library

APPRISE Medicare Counselors will Provide Free Help to Beneficiaries at The Potter County APPRISE program

Medicare Annual Enrollment will be Underway
APPRISE Medicare Counselors will Provide Free Help to Beneficiaries at
The Potter County APPRISE program

Roulette, Pennsylvania – People with Medicare will have the chance to get personalized help from APPRISE Medicare counselors at Potter County events, a free, local information and enrollment event to be held at different locations in the county. There are a number of changes to Medicare this year, and beneficiaries are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to get help from highly trained people who can offer unbiased advice.

Local events: 

Tuesday October 16th 10:00am-1:00pm at the Galeton Senior Center

Thursday October 18th 10am-1:00pm at the Coudersport Senior Center

Friday, October 19th 10am-1:00pm at Potter Cnty. Human Services, Roulette

Monday October 22nd 10am-1:00pm at the Oswayo Senior Center

Wednesday October 24th 10am-3:00pm at the Gunzburger Annex, Coudersport

By Appointment only. To make an appointment please call 1-800-800-2560. November and December event dates to be announced!

For the 2012 enrollment season, Medicare’s Annual Coordinated Election Period (AEP) will take place October 15-December 7, 2012. Both Part D and Medicare Advantage plan members must make plan changes at this time. Between January 1-February 15, 2013, people with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will only be able to return to Original Medicare and join a stand-alone prescription drug (Part D) plan.

Potter County APPRISE is a local affiliate of APPRISE, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the designated State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) in Pennsylvania. 54 SHIPs in the US and its territories receive grant funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide direct, local assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through one-on-one, counseling sessions, presentations, and public education programs.
APPRISE counselors can help Medicare beneficiaries:


APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained volunteers who can answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. Call our statewide toll free line at 1-800-783-7067 to connect with a counselor in your area.

Headlights on for safety

Headlights on for safety

Here’s a quick safety tip from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

PennDOT would like to remind motorists to turn on their vehicle’s headlights any time their windshield wipers are on. The lights should also be turned on between dusk and dawn, in fog, when visibility is less than ideal, and generally any time it would help you to see out of your vehicle or for others to see you better.

Daylight running lights, a standard feature on most cars these days, are not enough. They do not turn on the tail lights of your car or truck. You must physically turn on the vehicle’s light switch.

Please get into the habit of turning on your headlights when conditions warrant it, both for your safety and the safety of others on the highway.

We need junk cars now!

We need junk cars now!

 There is a Basic Vehicle Rescue class being held at the Austin Volunteer Fire Dept. starting tomorrow. They are having a very difficult time finding junk cars for their practical training.  Anyone who has one or more they are willing to donate, please contact Nate Burgett at 814-331-3107 or Thank you!



HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today issued the following statement after a jury in Adams County sentenced Christopher Johnson to death for the first-degree murder of Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove.

“We believe that justice has been served with these jury decisions,” Roe said. “We offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner and Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele for their prosecution of this case, and to the Pennsylvania State Police who conducted an exemplary investigation of this murder.

“This case has been a heart-wrenching, two-year experience for our entire agency. While the loss of WCO Grove will never be filled, we know that his spirit will be among us as we continue to do our duty to protect and conserve Pennsylvania’s wildlife resources; a duty to which WCO Grove had dedicated his ‘last full measure of devotion.’”

WCO David L. Grove was shot and killed in the line of duty while on patrol around 10:30 p.m., on Nov. 11, 2010, along Shrivers Road in Freedom Township, Adams County.

Grove, age 31, of Fairfield, Adams County, was investigating reports of ongoing night-time shooting and possible poaching activity in the area.

Prior to this incident, the last Game Commission Officer to have been shot and killed in the line of duty was Game Protector Joseph McHugh in Weatherly, Carbon County, on Nov. 7, 1915. In that case, the jury found the offender, Francis Thomas, 19, from Drifton, not guilty.

UPDATE re: Two Route 6 bridges in Bradford County to get major attention

Travel Advisory
UPDATE re: Two Route 6 bridges in Bradford County to get major attention

Update: The Route 6 bridge rehabilitation in West Burlington Township (detailed in the earlier release below) will be open to unrestricted traffic flow this week.

Original Advisory:
Two bridges on Route 6 in Bradford County will be getting some major attention starting this month.

An aging Route 6 bridge over Sugar Creek, about one-quarter of a mile east of Sylvania in Columbia Township will be replaced starting the week of April 16. The existing 50’-long bridge was built in 1940 and is classified as structurally deficient.
In addition to replacement of the existing bridge on the same alignment, work includes reconstruction and pavement overlay of the roadway approaches, drainage improvements, erosion protection and new guide-rail.

A temporary bridge and roadway adjacent to and on the north side of the bridge will first be constructed for traffic to use during the construction of the new bridge.
Construction is scheduled to start the week of April 16, with traffic expected to begin using the new bridge by the end of October.
During the week of April 30, construction is scheduled to start on the rehabilitation of the bridge that carries Route 6 over a Branch of Sugar Creek adjacent to the intersection with Peters Road in West Burlington Township. This bridge is 35 feet in length and was built in 1924 and repaired in 2001. It too is classified as structurally deficient.

Rehabilitation work includes the replacement of the bridge superstructure (deck and beams), waterproofing the backs of the abutments, placing foundation drains behind both abutments, curbing and slope erosion protection, an epoxy overlay on the new bridge deck, new guide-rail and reconstruction of the roadway approaches.

All work will be done utilizing phased construction. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and will be controlled by temporary traffic signals. A 12’-width restriction is scheduled to start on May 3, and estimated to be lifted on Oct. 10.

All construction is expected to wrap up by early November.

A. L. Blades & Sons, Inc. is the primary contractor for this $2.1 million contract.

Route 15 SB traffic switch north of Williamsport set for Monday

Travel Advisory
Route 15 SB traffic switch north of Williamsport set for Monday

Here’s an update on the major reconstruction of the southbound lanes of Route 15 just north of Williamsport.

The contractor plans to switch southbound traffic onto the newly-reconstructed southbound lanes between Foy Avenue and Beautys Run Road interchanges on Monday, Oct. 8.

Motorists are advised to be alert for the changing traffic patterns during daylight hours on Monday. Brief traffic stoppages may be encountered.

During the reconstruction of the southbound lanes, traffic has been restricted to a single lane in both directions on the northbound side of the highway, separated by temporary concrete median barrier.

Once southbound traffic is returned to the southbound lanes, the contractor will begin the process of removing the temporary barrier. In addition, the temporary crossovers will be removed, guiderail restored, and other finishing work will take place over the next few weeks to complete the project. It improves the ride quality by removing and replacing the previously deteriorating concrete pavement with a new blacktop roadway.

This $8.1 million project by prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. is on-schedule and will be completed later this month.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The Friends of Hanley Library and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Hospitality Management Club will host a conversation, food sampling and book signing with award-winning author John Schlimm next week.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Harriett B. Wick Chapel. During the event, which is free and open to the public, Schlimm will discuss his newest cookbooks, “Grilling Vegan Style” and “The Tipsy Vegan,” as well as other topics such as entertaining, social activism and writing.

The program will include an informal presentation and audience question-and-answer period with the author. Also, samples from the recipes in Schlimm’s cookbooks will be served, allowing the audience a taste of a few of his dishes. Copies of “Grilling Vegan Style” and “The Tipsy Vegan” will be available from The Panther Shop for purchase, and Schlimm will sign them at the event. Refreshments will be served beginning at 7 p.m. with the presentation set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

A member of one of the oldest brewing families in the United States, beginning with his great-great-grandfather Peter Straub, who founded the Straub Brewery in the 1870s, Schlimm has received multiple awards for his books and has been featured on such national media outlets as Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Food,” “The Splendid Table,” QVC, NPR, and “Fox and Friends,” as well as media outlets across the United States during his cross-country book tours. In April, Schlimm delivered the commencement address at Pitt-Bradford. He is currently at work on two new book projects.

The author of “The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook,” which is the largest beer cookbook ever published, Schlimm transitioned to a vegan lifestyle several years ago. This included his appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where he explained why this son of a former butcher and meat-processing business owner from Pennsylvania chose to go meatless.

Determined to blast through the stereotypes and clich├ęs surrounding the vegan lifestyle, last fall, Schlimm drew once more upon his boozy roots as a member of the Straub Brewing family to release his first plant-based party cookbook, “The Tipsy Vegan,” which has more than 75 plant-based food recipes that all use alcohol as a main ingredient. This past summer, Schlimm released his latest cookbook, “Grilling Vegan Style,” which contains more than 125 plant-based recipes for the grill. Named by Publishers Weekly as one of the top cookbooks for 2012, “Grilling Vegan Style” broke new ground as the world’s first comprehensive, vegan grilling handbook and cookbook.

Schlimm’s cookbooks are what he calls “small-town friendly” in terms of the ingredients and tools he uses, and he likes to think of them as “parties-in-a-book” to which everyone is invited, whether you are an avid meat-eater, a lifelong vegan or merely veggie-curious.

“The only requirement for enjoying my cookbooks is you have to want to have fun,” Schlimm said.