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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fully Involved Structure Fire In Allen

Fully Involved Structure Fire In Allen
At 8:18 pm on Saturday, Several northern Allegany County fire departments have responded to a fully involved structure fire near 9914 West Hill Road in the Town of Allen.

Flood Watch issued October 27 at 8:14PM EDT until October 30 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS


High Wind Watch issued October 27 at 8:03PM EDT until October 30 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS


Residential Fire Alarm Activation In Otto Township

Residential Fire Alarm Activation
At 5:55 pm on Saturday, Otto Township, Rew, and Eldred Township have been dispatched to a report of an activated residential fire alarm at 110  Victoria Lane in Otto Township.

Explosion In Bradford

Loud Explosion In Bradford
At 5:36 pm on Saturday,  Bradford & Derrick City Fire Depts. have been dispatched to the Hedlund Glass Shop on North Kendall Avenue, where an explosion is reported.

Galeton Rotary Club News

Galeton Rotary Club News

The Galeton Rotary Club met at the Ox Yoke Inn on October 18th with vice president, Doug Reeves presiding. The speaker for the evening was David Castano, president of the Potter County Historical Society. He gave a very interesting talk about the early development of Galeton starting in 1873. Galeton was one of the last towns to actually get settled in the county. Early settlers were the Sherman's who had a grist mill on the south branch and the Ayers who had a saw mill at the west end of town. The Gale's and Clinton's arrived to start up the Clinton sawmill and the Gale tannery. Together they financed a railroad in to town from Gaines. This was the start of Galeton's expansion. Galeton grew from less than 1,000 in the mid 1890's to over 4,000 by 1900. It was the largest town in Potter Co. And that record still stands today. David is a very accomplished wood carver and he also talked about that too.

The club meet on the 25th at the Ox Yoke Inn with President, Beth Hoff presiding. The club welcomed Joe Kilmer of Galeton. Joe is a financial advisor at the C&N Bank in Coudersport. Joe gave a very interesting and informative talk about identity theft. He stressed that you should shred all documents and carefully protect your social security number as well as back account information. Again, we had another very interesting evening.

Emporium FD Answers Alarm Call

Address: 470 E 2ND ST
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
10/27/2012 4:24:17 PM


 PORT ALLEGANY/WRIGHTS HISTORY HERITAGE CLUB MUSEUM - Clyde Johnson is pictured as he gives Lloyd Eastman a tour of the Port Allegany/Wrights History Heritage Club Museum located in the former Methodist Church at Wrights. Also pictured is one of the many displays of glass that can be found at the museum. In addition to the glass displays, are Kewpie Dolls made at the local Cameo Doll Factory. For an appointment to tour the museum or to donate material, call 814-642-2423 or 814-642-2073.

LOCAL MUSEUM GIVING TOURS BY APPOINTMENT - The Port Allegany/Wrights History Heritage Club Museum, located in Wrights, features local industries such as lumbering, glass manufacturing and the Cameo Doll Factory which produced Kewpie Dolls.

The museum was once the Methodist Church which was built in 1904 and constructed of bricks that were manufactured at the Van Wegan Brick Factory located where the chipping mill is today. According to the History Heritage Club's Clyde Johnson, most of the brick houses located in Port Allegany were built from this company's brick. The building was not used for many years because of declining membership and high overhead. It was being used for storage and needed many repairs before it could be used. The building was purchased by an industrious person who saw a need for a place to house and preserve historical documents and artifacts.

The club is interested in collecting and preserving items from stores, manufacturers or homemade items in Port Allegany and surrounding areas. Displays will show the importance of local industries, past and present. The natural gas importance will also be displayed. Before all is said and done, it is hoped to have all of the schools represented at the museum from the one-room school to the high school and Seneca Highlands Career Technical Center as well as the history of the S. W. Smith Memorial Library.

The museum also hopes to have programs such as spinning wool and flax, quilt making, churning butter, making homemade ice cream, programs on the Civil War, lumbering and glass seminars, genealogy and more.

The club plans to work closely with the Mckean County, Kane, Potter County, Austin and Allegany Historical Societies.

For a unique peek at the past, schedule a visit to the History Heritage Club Museum by calling the numbers listed above or visit the club's website at With construction going on, it is currently difficult to schedule regular hours, but regular hours will be scheduled in 2013.

Trick Or Treat For UNICEF


Sunday school students at the Port Allegany United Methodist Church partnered with the PAHS Peer Helpers to collect over $300 for UNICEF Sunday afternoon. Pictured are: ( front row, left to right) Makayla Alcorn, Nick Wilfong, Ian Dynda, Levi Wilfong, Chase Weimer, Owen Kisler, Henry Kisler; (row 2) Christina Safford, Lynae Delacour, Justin Young, Hannah Pearson, Nikki Borro, Allisen Austin, Bryana Baer, Chris Lashway; (row 3) Allison Lathrop, Sara Borro, Merinda Lawrence, Gabby Drabert, Jenny Shelley, Nick Conway and Jena Young.

WHAT IS UNICEF? - The United Nations Children's Fund was created on December 11 in 1946 to help kids in Europe. These children were starving and sick after World War II ended. UNICEF is still helping kids today. It works in over 150 countries, providing chidlren with access to safe drinking water, education and more.

In 1950, Pennsylvania schoolchildren began Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. On Halloween, they went door-to-door collecting coins for UNICEF in decorated mild cartons. By fundraising, these children started a Kids Helping Kids tradition. Today, millions of children take part in Halloween fundraising for UNICEF in creative ways.

Did you know? One billion children live in poverty and they often do not have enough food to eat or clean water to drink. UNICEF works to make sure children's basic needs are met. That way, they can grown into healthy adults. UNICEF buys more immunizations and vaccines than any organization in the world.

Your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF donations can buy: 7 cents - one packet of special powder that, when mixed with water, can save a child from deadly dehydration; $1 - 24 protein biscuits for a starving child; $2 - 1 liter of therapeutic milk (special milk with extra vitamins and nutrients); $3 - large fleece blanket; $6 - three 10-liter water containers for carrying and storing pure, clean water; $17 - pays for vaccines to keep a kid safe from six killer diseases; $18.57 - provides three bed nets to protect families against mosquitoes that carry deadly malaria; $26.95 buys a lifesaving first aid kit; and $120 - a box of 10,000 tablets that purify water for kids to drink.

The UMC SS staff would like to thank the Peer Helpers for their participation in the 2012 collection effort and thank all those who so generously donated.

High Wind Watch issued October 27 at 3:05PM EDT until October 30 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS


Flood Watch issued October 27 at 3:06PM EDT until October 30 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS


Can Industry Shift The Fracking Paradigm?

Can Industry Shift The Fracking Paradigm?

by John Quigley
Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit this week that would force California regulators to study the possible effects on groundwater and air quality before allowing companies use hydraulic fracturing.

The suit alleges that state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, which reviews proposed fracking projects, has violated the California Environmental Quality Act by not requiring an environmental impact report for them.

While oil companies have fracked wells in California for decades, its use within the state is on the rise, and the stakes are high. California may have the nation's largest oil shale formation - the Monterey Shale, which lies beneath much of Central California. The Monterey could hold more than 15 billion barrels of oil, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The lawsuit provides me with a bit of an I-told-you-so moment. The issues at the heart of the California lawsuit flow from the use of water and chemicals for fracking. On September 25, I had the honor of delivering the keynote address at shale gas event in Washington, D.C. that was hosted by The Howard Baker Forum and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In my talk, I called on the gas industry to adopt an aspirational goal of eliminating the use of water and chemicals from shale gas development. Among a long list of reasons why this is in the public interest and in the financial interest of oil and gas companies, I gave this example:

Titan Oil and Gas is proposing to drill one exploratory unconventional well in Kern County, California. Recently, (the state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources) issued a finding of no significant impact for that single well. In response, The Center for Biological Diversity submitted this petition challenging the finding - an 83-page compendium of issues and allegations against fracking.

The gas industry can either spend the next decade responding to 83 pages of charges, and perhaps fight the battle well-by-well. Or they can change the entire fracking paradigm and choose a way that can reconcile both society's and industry's goals.

It will take vision - and the ability to imagine a fundamentally different approach. But the stakes justify the efforts.

With access to the U.S.'s largest oil shale field in doubt; with moratoria posing serious access challenges for oil and gas producers; and with persistent concerns about the U.S. fracking experience in the EU, China, Canada, and South Africa, there is, as Maria van der Hoeven, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, has warned, "a very real possibility that public opposition...will halt...fracking in its tracks."

The stakes are indeed high. Will the industry go beyond incremental progress and change the fracking paradigm?

John Quigley is former Secretary of the PA DCNR.

You can read his A Green Thing Blog at

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Man Injured In Chainsaw Accident On Fox Hill Road

Chainsaw Accident
At 1:37 PM on Saturday, Ulysses Dept. 47 and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Fox Hill Road for a victim of a chainsaw accident. Report approx. 30 year old male. Chainsaw kicked back. Jaw & mouth injury.

Helen O Tingue, 90, of 415 Minard Run, formerly of 234 Langmaid Lane, Bradford, PA

Helen O Tingue, 90, of 415 Minard Run, formerly of 234 Langmaid Lane, finished her earthly journey, Friday, October 26, 2012 with her daughter releasing her hand into the hand of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, along with her devoted son in law and loyal Shih Tzu "Precious" constantly at her side. 

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

Wood Shed & Wood Pile On Fire Near Brockway

Address: 2541 ROUTE 219
10/27/2012 1:09:14 PM

Fire Under Control At Buckwheat HOllow Road

Lawrenceville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a structure fire on Buckwheat Hollow Road. At 1:12 pm--Command reports fire under control.

Welcoming Blair Mckenna Barber who was born October 19th at Bradford Regional Medical Center

It's a Girl!

Wade and Toncha Barber of Roulette, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Blair Mckenna Barber  who was born October 19th at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Blair weighed 5lbs 6oz.

Maternal Grandparents: Shelly & Phil Morey Jr., Roulette, PA
Kevin & Debbie Cline, Coudersport, PA

Paternal Grandparents: Jim Barber, Port Allegany, PA
Joyce & Brad Tucker, Roulette, PA

Maternal Great-grandparents: Richard & Marilyn Sherwood, Port Allegany, PA
Phil Sr. & Minni Morey, Roulette, PA
The late Roseanne Sherwood

Maternal great-great-grandparents: Leonard and Edna Mahon, Roulette, PA

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Pat & The Late Anthony Barber, Roulette, PA
Mary & The Late Robert Kio, Roulette, PA

William R. Howard, 72, of Bradford, PA

William R. Howard, 72, of Bradford, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

He was born on March 21, 1940 in Bradford, a son of the late Joseph M. and Amy E. Collar Howard.

He was a 1958 graduate of Smethport High School.

He was employed by the McKean County Assistance Office as a caseworker until his health forced him into early retirement.

He is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Gardner, Cincinnati, OH, Nancy Lucco, Custer City and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Donald A. Howard, J. Keith Howard, Richard Howard and one sister, Shirley Haynes.

At the family’s request there will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Kane Based Trooper Facing False Arrest Claim

Trooper Facing False Arrest Claim

A state trooper will face a false arrest claim, but two other claims filed by a Lewis Run woman have been dismissed.
  Jamie Essien filed a lawsuit against Trooper Andrew Brothers for unlawful arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution after he stopped her, and detained her for about an hour in the Jackson Avenue Crosby’s parking lot back in March. 

Essien’s 7-year-old daughter was vomiting in her car when she pulled into the Crosby’s parking lot. Brothers, who had been following Essien, stopped her and allegedly would not let her tend to her sick child while accusing her of drunk driving and asking if she was on or had ever taken prescription medication.

Essien was planning to fight the charges, which were dismissed by District Judge Dominic Cercone when Brothers did not appear for a hearing. Essien filed the lawsuit in June. US District Judge Maurice Cohill let only the false arrest claim stand.
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Small Engine Mechanic Needed In Ulysses, PA

Head-On Crash On I-86 Near Horseheads

Updated 9:00 p.m., 10/27/2012

Horseheads, N.Y. - Long-time businessman, Charles Tate, in Horseheads was killed when he crashed into an oncoming utility truck on I-86.

Tate was 90-years-old.

Tate was the president of Tate equipment on Route 13 in Horseheads.

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Daisy Haring, age 101, Emporium, PA

Daisy Haring, age 101, passed away September 27, 2012 at the Wesley Gardens Nursing Home in Rochester, New York after a short illness.

She was born May 3, 1911 in Faulkner, NY and was self-employed as a home nurse.

Daisy was predeceased by her husbands Harrison Haring and Robert Snapp; parents, Grace Daugherty Bailey and Jacob Bailey; one brother; five sisters; and a grandson, Frank P. Hirsh II.

She is survived by: a daughter, Gladys Hirsch of Olean, New York; a son, Frank Snapp of Trafford, Alabama; grandchildren, Lark Goodyear, Marygladys Wojtanik, Lisa Oakes, Frank Snapp III, Craig Snapp and Melissa Snapp; and a sister, Lois Rader and a brother, Carl Bailey, both of Emporium. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at noon in the First Baptist Church in Emporium with the Rev. R. Scott Melott, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery.

Special thanks go out to the Staff and other residents of the Wesley Gardens nursing home for making Daisy's stay a wonderful experience.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Howard Drilling Inc in Wetmore Twp, McKean County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Howard Drilling Inc in Wetmore Twp, McKean County

Administrative violation issued on 2012-10-24 to Howard Drilling Inc in Wetmore Twp, McKean county. 206C - Failure to restore well site within nine months after completion of drilling, failure to remove all pits, drilling supplies and equipment not needed for production.

Feds say Paul Ceglia is a con artist

Man tried to claim Facebook ownership

Feds say Paul Ceglia is a con artist

Posted by: Eli George

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Paul Ceglia of Wellsville claimed he made a deal with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that entitled him to half of the social networking website.

But federal prosecutors say Ceglia made the whole thing up in a case that wasted taxpayer dollars. Ceglia was arrested Friday morning, just two days after arriving back in the United Stated from Ireland.

In July 2010, Ceglia claimed a contract entitled him to majority ownership of Facebook. The criminal complaint against Ceglia says he had entered in a contract with Zuckerberg in April of 2003, to perform certain programming work in exchange for a fee.

Ceglia called his arrest an outrage as he was led away in handcuffs by U.S. Postal inspectors in downtown Buffalo.

"There's nothing that these people won't stop at," he said.  Read more.....

Friday, October 26, 2012

Amber Alert Cancelled/Child Found Dead

Amber Alert Upper Merion Township PD

The Amber Alert issued for Upper Merion Township PD on 10/22/2012 has been cancelled. 

The child has been found deceased. 

Joseph P. Slaugenhaupt, Sr., 66, of 31 ½ W. Mill St., Port Allegany, PA

Joseph P. Slaugenhaupt, Sr.
Joseph P. Slaugenhaupt, Sr., 66, of 31 ½ W. Mill St., Port Allegany, PA,  passed away Friday (Oct. 26, 2012) in his home, after a lengthy illness.

Born Nov. 27, 1945, in Olean, NY, he was a son of Charles E. and Mildred Pellham Slaugenhaupt. On Jan. 25, 1966, in Eldred, PA, he married Marilyn J. Wertz, who died Dec. 2, 2011.

Mr. Slaugenhaupt worked several years for Ethan Allen Furniture Co., Eldred, as a forklift driver, before his retirement.

He was a member of the Port Allegany Senior Center. He enjoyed hunting & fishing and anything outdoors. He also enjoyed playing cards.

Surviving are a son, Joseph P. (Tammy) Slaugenhaupt, Jr. of Bradford, two daughters, Tammy L. Slaugenhaupt of Port Allegany, and Sussie A. (Caleb) Slaugenhaupt-Hitt of Marietta, OH; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carol L. (Jack) Compton, and Betty L. Shaw both of Kane, PA, and Donna M. (Dan) Causer of Eldred; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marilyn, three brothers, Robert, Richard and Charles Slaugenhaupt.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 29, 2012) with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorials can be made to the Port Allegany Senior Center.

Kelsey L. Stahli, 20, of Prentisvale Rd., Eldred, PA

Kelsey L. Stahli
Kelsey L. Stahli, 20, of Prentisvale Rd., Eldred, PA, passed away Wednesday (October 24th, 2012) in Jefferson County as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born August 7th, 1992 in St. Mary’s (PA) she was a daughter of Todd and Marcy Scull Stahli.

Kelsey was a 2011 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School. She had been employed by Tri-Country Home Health Care in Elk County.

In high school Kelsey was a cheerleader and on the softball team.

She loved music and dancing as well as spending time with her friends.

Surviving in addition to her mother of Eldred and her father of Wilcox are her maternal grandmother, Marlene Baker (Jerry) Burrows of Eldred; maternal grandfather, Peter (Roxanne) Scull of Portville; paternal grandmother, Pauline Stahli of Johnsonburg; a brother, Todd Stahli of Eldred; a half-brother, Isaac Antonuccio of Ridgway; and a sister, Kristen Stahli of Eldred; as well as her fiancée, Anthony Milliard of Ridgway.

Friends may call Sunday (October 28th, 2012) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred where Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Sheesley, officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Online condolences may be made at

ATV Accident In Huston Township

Address: 1800 HOOVERTOWN RD

10/26/2012 10:26:22 PM


Coudersport Dispatched For Fire On North Hollow Road

Coudersport Dispatched For Fire
At 7:52 pm on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to North Hollow Road, across from the Morley Road for an unknown type fire.

Dog Found In Gold/Raymond Area

Found this dog in 
Can't find owner!

Call 814 -848-7980 to claim

Edith M. Robertson, 91, formerly of 459 Bolivar Drive

Edith M. Robertson, 91, formerly of 459 Bolivar Drive, passed away, Wednesday October 24, 2012 at the Bradford Manor.

Born April 15, 1921 in Buffalo, NY, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Britton) Gilbert.

On October 15, 1949 in Bradford she married Paul W. Robertson Jr., who died on May 7, 2009.

Mrs Robertson attended Limestone Schools. She had been employed at Dresser Mfg in the Blue Print Room for many years.

She enjoyed baking, crocheting, spending time with her family and she attended the Hilltop Baptist Church.

Surviving is a son, William P. Robertson, of Duke Center, one daughter Marjorie Dalyrmple of CO, a granddaughter, Julia Giamanco of Coral Springs, FL, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 59 years, and a daughter Jill M. Bressan who died January 18, 2009, several btothers and sisters including, Helen Larson and Marion Larson.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00pm, with Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hilltop Baptist Church in Gifford, PA 16732.

Online condolences may be made at

Traffic Crash On Montmorenci Road In Ridgway

Address: 4506 MONTMORENCI RD

10/26/2012 6:50:35 PM




New York City Reservoir Drawn Down to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

New York City Reservoir Drawn Down to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy
Residents along Delaware River Should Expect Higher Water Levels

HARRISBURG -- The partner governments who cooperatively manage the Delaware River—Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and New York City—announced today that more than 120 million gallons of water per day are being released from the Neversink Reservoir in Sullivan County, New York.

The water is being released from the reservoir, located in the Delaware River basin about 75 miles northwest of New York City, in order to make room for rainfall from Hurricane Sandy.

“While modeling forecasts show the storm may lose strength when it makes landfall, there are still large volumes of rain that are expected to come down,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “In order to create more capacity in the reservoir to capture stormwater and prevent spilling, everyone has agreed that a release at Neversink Reservoir is in all of our best interests.

“Residents along the Delaware River may see higher than normal river volumes in the coming days in advance of the storm,” he said. “But this release now will help prevent the possibility of much higher river flows and flooding later on in the course of the storm event.”

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania and its partners signed an extension of a water management agreement that allowed for such releases in advance of storms. The agreement also includes measures to protect the habitat in the waterways and to balance the drinking water needs of millions of residents in the four states.

The two other New York City-owned reservoirs in the Delaware River watershed, Pepacton and Cannonsville, are at about 70 percent capacity. Additional releases at these reservoirs will not be conducted at this time. The Cannonsville Reservoir is along the West Branch of the Delaware River, and the Pepacton is on the East Branch.

PennDOT Crews Ready for Potential Severe Weather; Motorists Advised to be Prepared

PennDOT Crews Ready for Potential Severe Weather; Motorists Advised to be Prepared

Clearfield – PennDOT District 2 is prepared for possible severe weather being forecast for central and northern Pennsylvania, and motorists are advised to plan in advance as well.

Forecasts for next week call for heavy rain, strong winds and snow in some parts of District 2, which includes Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Centre, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Juniata counties. In some areas of the district, 4 to 6 inches of rain is expected Sunday through Tuesday. The northern portions of the district could see some accumulating snow.

Drivers should be ready to encounter a variety of weather conditions, depending upon their planned travel. Travelers should also monitor weather forecasts as conditions can change rapidly.

Even if snow does not fall in much of the region, there is the potential for downed trees and utility lines. Sustained winds of 25-35 miles per hour are forecast Monday afternoon into Tuesday. Gusts in central Pennsylvania could reach 50-60 miles per hour.
Because of the possibility of weather event next week, drivers are reminded to plan ahead for the winter driving season. A winter emergency kit should contain the following:
• Flashlight and batteries
• Battery-operated radio
• Jumper cables
• Cell phone and charger
• Snow shovel
• Matches and candles
• First aid supplies
• Extra warm clothing and gloves
• Blanket
• Ice scraper
• Sand
• Bottled water
• Non-perishable food
• Anything else you may need to accommodate family traveling with you (special medication, baby supplies, pet food, etc.)
For more winter driving tips, visit PennDOT’s “Winter Driving” information center at

Structure Fire Alarm At Sinnemahoning State Park Is A False Alarm

Structure Fire Alarm At Sinnemahoning State ParkIs A FALSE ALARM
At 4:27 pm on Friday, Sinnemahoning Fire Department has been dispatched to Sinnemahoning State Park for an activated automatic fire alarm.

At 4:37 pm--Austin Fire Dept. dispatched RECALLED

Dorothy Lynn Long, 66, of Crosby, PA

Dorothy Lynn Long, 66, of Crosby, died unexpectedly in the loving care of her family Thursday evening(October 25, 2012) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

She was born March 6, 1946 in Lowville, NY, a daughter of Paul and Althea Higby Patterson. On May 8, 1967, in Sittville, NY, she married Charles A. Long, who survives.

Mrs. Long was a graduate of South Lewis Central School in Turin, NY. She was in the first graduating class of the school in 1964.

Mrs. Long was a homemaker and cared for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by:
three daughters: Melissa L. (Chip Martin) Long of Cyclone, Wendy (Jeff) Neatrour of Crosby, and Jessica (Steve) Gustin of Eldred.
Seven grandchildren: Matthew, Justin, Andy, Ashley, Lacey, Tyler and Zac.
Four great-grandchildren: Jonah, Payton, Lucas and Greyson
Two sisters: Paula J. (Bill) Linihan and Carol L. (Leonard) Strife
Two brothers: Brian D. (Marilyn) Patterson and Bruce O. (Teresa) Patterson
And nineteen nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. Funeral and committal services will be held Monday, October 29 at 11:00 am, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

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

Weather Briefing NWS State College - 1:00 pm Friday


PEMA Urges Citizens to Prepare Now For Threat of Hurricane Sandy

PEMA Urges Citizens to Prepare Now For Threat of Hurricane Sandy

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Glenn M. Cannon today urged Pennsylvanians to prepare now for the possibility of strong winds, heavy rain and even snow as Hurricane Sandy moves north.

“This storm could combine with another system to bring some combination of snow, wind, rain and flooding to much of Pennsylvania,” Cannon said. “This is the time to make sure everyone has an emergency kit in their home and car, and an emergency plan for taking care of each other in the event this storm brings its full destructive potential to our state.”

Families should prepare for two scenarios in the event of severe weather: to remain in their homes during the duration of a storm, or to evacuate if it is recommended or ordered by local authorities.

Residents should always have enough provisions in their homes to last at least 72 hours because help from emergency responders may not be immediately available when severe weather strikes.

Other disaster preparedness supplies to have at the ready include:

1. Flashlights and extra batteries;

2. Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries;

3. First aid kit and manual;

4. Emergency food and water;

5. Non-electric can opener;

6. Essential medicines/prescriptions;

7. Cash, credit cards and important legal documents; and

8. Sturdy shoes.

If residents are ordered by local officials to evacuate, they should do so without hesitating and should take important documents with them, including:

· Checkbooks;

· Driver's license;

· Credit card information;

· Birth certificates;

· Social Security cards; and

· Other forms and documents proving ownership/identity.

For more information on how to make a disaster supply kit and how to prepare for all kinds of emergencies, visit or call 1-888-9-READYPA (1-888-973-2397).

Cannon reminded drivers they should never drive into low-lying areas or over roads and bridges that are already under water. Just a few inches of moving water can sweep away the average car. Remember – Turn around, don’t drown.

“Personal preparedness is an essential part of emergency response and recovery,” Cannon said. “The fact that we know about the potential threat we’re facing several days in advance is a gift that we can all take advantage of, so we can make sure we are ready for whatever comes our way.”

Coudersport Ambulance To Maple View Lane

At 3:12 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to Maple View Lane for a medical emergency.



With the potential weather predicted for Potter County and much of the east coast, the Potter County Department of Emergency Services advises everyone to prepare now for the remnants of Hurricane Sandy and other severe weather predicted for early next week.  Weather forecasters are predicting a very powerful, damaging, multi-day storm with high winds, heavy precipitation and flooding.

Residents are advised to stay alert by listening to the National Weather Service forecast for updates. Weather updates are available at  Additional information on how to prepare for an emergency can also be found at or by calling 1-800-BE-READY

Power Outages

Local utility companies are also preparing for the possibility of extended power outages.  Residents are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of power outages lasting up to 7-10 days . Have on hand:

*Flashlight and extra batteries handy.
*Fresh batteries in your smoke detectors and CO2 detectors
* Emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill bathtubs with fresh water.
* Emergency supply of convenience foods.
*Necessary prescription medicines are filled and in travel case
*Extra blankets or sleeping bags available.
*Battery-powered radio with extra batteries on hand
*List of emergency contacts and phone numbers
*A Plain, hard-wired telephone handy; many cordless phones may not work if a power outage occurs.  Cell phones may not work as well. Note..Cell phones may be charged using your car charger.
*If there is a potential for flooding in your area, elevate your furnace, water heater and electrical panel in your home
*DO NOT use gas stove, kerosene heaters or open-flame heat sources for warmth.

Residents are encouraged to fill their vehicle gas tanks, generators, and gas cans as fuel supplies may be limited during power outages.  Sump pumps should also be checked and ready to run for extended periods.

Residents are encouraged to report any power outages to their local supplier.  Estimated Time of Restoration may not be available in the early part of the storm. 

To report an outage, First Energy Customers (West Penn Power & Penelec) should call

West Penn Power & Penelec customers can view power outage maps at   Select Current Outage Maps under Outages.
Twitter updates are available via @W_Penn_Power and @Penelec.

Tri-County Rural Electric customers should call 1-800-343-2559 or 716-662-2175 to report power outages. Outage information can be viewed at

Stay away from downed power lines and anything touching them!!


The PA Department of Transportation reminds motorists who must travel to be cautious as they travel throughout the storm period, allowing extra time to reach their destinations.  Motorists are encouraged to drive defensively and to check road conditions before they head out as conditions may change drastically.  Up-to-date road condition information is available at 

If weather conditions become extremely dangerous, motorists are urged to stay off highways to make it easier for PA DOT to clear the roads and for local law enforcement to respond to emergency situations.  If you must travel, motorists should pack an emergency travel kit including first aid supplies, non-perishable food, water, warm clothes, a blanket and a small snow shovel.


Several inches of rain are being predicted.  To help reduce the potential for additional flooding issues, residents should make sure their gutters and storm drains are clean and free of debris, leaves, etc. 

In the event of flooding…

*MOVE to higher ground
*STAY OUT of low lying areas which are subject to flooding
*DO NOT cross flowing streams
*DO NOT drive through flooded areas or standing water.
*DO NOT drive around barricades

It is also important to take care of your pets in an emergency.  Just as we prepare our families to survive during an emergency, we must also prepare for our pets including a three day supply of food and water, medicines, first aid kits, color with ID tags, and crate or other pet carrier. 

If you live alone, or are not able to be alone for such an extended time, arrange to stay with friends or relatives during the emergency.  DO NOT wait until last minute to prepare or relocate in case travel is hazardous.

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New Laws to Aid PA Veterans

House Approves Bill Package for Pennsylvania Veterans The General Assembly recently adopted several new laws impacting the Commonwealth’s veterans.

Act 176 of 2012 offers a special designation on Pennsylvania driver’s licenses for veterans who served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, including reserve units or the National Guard, and who were discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable. There is no additional for the designation, beyond regular license renewal costs. The designation will make it more convenient for veterans to verify their service to receive benefits, not only from government by from businesses that offer discounts as a gesture of appreciation.

To aid veterans in their professional lives, Act 185 of 2012 encourages state agencies to contract with veteran-owned small businesses. Specifically, the law sets an annual statewide goal of not less than 3 percent participation in statewide contracts entered into by the Department of General Services with veteran-owned small businesses. The law also calls for training to help veteran-owned businesses learn how to apply for state contracts.

Other measures include:

•  Act 181 of 2012, which brings the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) into compliance with the Federal Heroes Earning Assistance and Relief Act of 2008 (HEART).
•  Act 194 of 2012, which establishes guidelines and funding for the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund and creates an “Honor Our Veterans” license plate, whose sales will benefit the fund.
•  Act 189 of 2012, which enacts the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act to simplify the process of absentee voting for United States military and overseas civilians in state elections conducted in Pennsylvania.
Community Pharmacy Access Legislation Sent to Governor

Community Pharmacy Access Legislation Sent to GovernorRecognizing the value of having a local pharmacist to whom patients can discuss their health and medication concerns, the House recently sent to the governor legislation that would give consumers more choice when it comes to using a community pharmacy or mail-order service.

Senate Bill 201 levels the playing field so that community retail pharmacies may enter into a network and have the ability to offer the same terms and conditions, such as discounts and other incentives, that only mail-order pharmacies are currently able to offer.

Under the bill, the retail pharmacy must accept the same pricing, terms and conditions that an insurer has established for the mail-order pharmacy. In addition, the bill will require a study to be performed by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee evaluating the impact of costs on individuals, independent and chain retail locations and health care plans.

If it is signed into law by the governor, the law would take effect in 120 days, and be applicable to all health insurance policies and government plans issued or renewed on or after the effective date.
Home Heating Assistance Available Starting Nov. 1

Winter Heating Assistance Program Set to Open Nov. 1Before we know it, the weather will turn colder and our furnaces, fireplaces and stoves will be cranking out the heat. If you have trouble paying your heating bills, you may be eligible for help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which opens this year on Nov. 1.

LIHEAP offers both energy assistance cash grants and crisis grants. Cash grants are awarded based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. Crisis grants are provided in the event of a heating emergency, including broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated.

Applications will be available at local utility companies and community service agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging or community action agencies. They are also available from county assistance offices:

    • Cameron County, 411 Chestnut St., Emporium, 814-486-1206.
    • McKean County, 68 Chestnut St., Suite B, 814-362-4671.
    • Potter County, 269 Route 6 West, Room 1, Coudersport, 814-274-4900.

For more information or to apply online, visit

Shinglehouse Ambulance To South Stevens Street

At 1:27 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to South Stevens Street for a person who has fallen.

Ceglia Arrested on Federal Fraud Charges

Ceglia Arrested on Federal Fraud Charges

There’s a dramatic twist in the case of Paul Ceglia vs. Facebook. Ceglia has been arrested on federal charges for trying to defraud the multi-billion dollar company and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Authorities say the Wellsville man doctored, fabricated and destroyed evidence to support a 2010 lawsuit he filed, claiming he is entitled to at least a 50 percent interest in Facebook. 

Ceglia is charged with mail fraud and wire fraud for allegedly replacing a page of a contract he did sign with Zuckerberg to make it look as if the document pertained to Facebook, when it actually involved work on another project.

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Road Work Done For Winter On Rt. 255 In St. Marys

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Winter Shutdown for Route 255 Project in St Marys
All lanes open

Saint Marys – Work to improve Route 255 in Fox Township and Saint Marys is shutting down for the winter, and all lanes between Greenbriar Drive and Tractor Supply are now open.

Next year’s work zone will stretch from Green Briar Drive to Route 948 in Fox Township. When the project completes in late summer 2013, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Some signal work remains yet this year, and motorists can expect intermittent lane closures through year’s end as that work takes place. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company Inc. is the contractor on this $6.3 million project.

This project is expected to overlap with PennDOT’s other Route 255 project that will begin in 2013. That project will stretch from Wendy’s to Route 120 in downtown St Marys.

Donald J. Swift, 75, of Rixford, PA

Donald J. Swift

Donald J. Swift, 75, of Rixford, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Pavilion of Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford after a long illness.

Arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.



BRADFORD, Pa. – A new book co-edited by Dr. William Schumann III, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, examines the culture of government.

“Governing Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Political Labor, Power and Government” is a collection of essays edited by Schumann and Kendra Coulter, assistant professor in the Centre for Labour Studies at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

The two met at the 2008 meeting of the Canadian Anthropology Society, where a panel discussion about the culture of government brought about the idea for the book.
William Schuman

Schumann and Coulter selected a broad range of essays from different disciplines and covering a variety of worldwide geography and time periods, including late 20th century Mexico, 1930s and ’40s Ecuador, and modern Alberta, Canada. The essays focus less on the culture of politics and more on the culture of everyday bureaucracies.

In addition to editing the essays with Coulter, Schumann contributed an essay about identity politics involved in governing the National Assembly for Wales.

The book has received favorable reviews.

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Catherine Kingfisher, a professor of anthropology at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, called it “a groundbreaking collection of innovative studies of the complicated doing of government” and “essential reading for anyone – in anthropology, sociology, geography, political science, or policy science – interested in productions and relations of labor, power and meaning in government.”

Schumann said the book would soon be available in paperback as well as hardback.

Now in his third year of teaching at Pitt-Bradford, Schumann’s interests include the economic development of Wales in Great Britain and Appalachia in the United States. He pursues studies in anthropological and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of government, democracy and civil society, and political and cultural change in Wales, among other interests.

This is Schumann’s second book. His first, “Toward an Anthropology of Government: Democratic Transformations and Nation Building in Wales,” was published in 2009.

He lives in Bradford with his wife, Dr. Jessie Blackburn, assistant professor of English, and their two sons.

Roulette Halloween Parade Tonight At 6:00 PM

The Roulette Halloween Parade is tonight, October 26th. Lineup will begin at 6PM at the Potter County Human Services Building on North Street. The parade is scheduled to begin at 6:30. 

There will be after parade activities, like always, at the Roulette Fire Hall. They will be held in the truck bays, opposed to the normal Bingo Hall use due to a scheduling conflict.

Trick-Or-Treating will be done on Halloween Night, October 31st, from 6PM to 8PM. Anyone interested in participating should leave their porch lights on so that the people out in costume can easily tell who is, and who is not handing out candy (or whatever).

As always the Roulette Fire Fighters / Fire Police will be out in force to route traffic and protect the parade route tonight, as well as patrolling the streets for safety on Halloween night. All inappropriate or threatening activities will be reported to the authorities.

Walter H. Coppersmith, 89, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, formerly of Emporium and York, PA

Walter H. Coppersmith
Walter H. Coppersmith, 89, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, formerly of Emporium and York, died Saturday, October, 20, 2012 in his home.

Born December 4, 1923 in Emporium he was the son of L. Neil and Ophelia Dodson Coppersmith. On June 28, 1953 in Tidioute, he married Lorraine Tilburg who survives.
He was a 1941 graduate of Emporium High School, Valley Forge MilitaryAcademy in 1943 and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1948.
He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army with the 511th Airborne, 11th Airborne Division during the occupation of Japan at Moriokaand coordinated paratrooper training Air Operations at Fort Benning, Georgia.

A resident of Emporium most of his life, he joined his father in running the Coppersmith Funeral Home until his father retired in 1958 at which time Walter assumed ownership and continued its operation until selling the business in 1982. In 1983 he moved to York and was employed by the National Directory of Morticians until retiring in 2000. In 2005 he relocated to Nashville.

Mr. Coppersmith was a former member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium, Emporium Borough Council, was past president of Emporium Rotary Club, past member and Director of Emporium Community Band, life member of Cameron County Historical Society, served on the Boy Scout Area Council and as Cameron County Coroner for several terms. He was also a member of Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM, Coudersport Consistory and was a former member of Royal Arch Chapter in Coudersport and Jaffa Shrine in Altoona.

He is survived by: one son, Curtis J. “CJ”(Rachel) Coppersmith of Concord, Massachusetts; one daughter, Beth Ann Coppersmith of Nashville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Nathan Coppersmith of Oakland, California and Daniel Coppersmith of Concord; one granddaughter, Lauren Coppersmith of Nashville; two brothers, James (Beverly) Coppersmith and George (Wilda) Coppersmith both of Emporium; one sister, Grace (Robert) Peters of Huntingdon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Coppersmith is predeceased by four brothers, Frank, Robert, L. Neil and J. LeRoy Coppersmith and one sister, Teresa Carpenter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Matt Ryan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at a reception in the church hall following the service.

Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, or Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home

Oil and gas industry report finds fracking’s risks loom large

John Quigley, Former PA DCNR Sec.

Oil and gas industry report finds fracking’s risks loom large

John Quigley's A Green thing blog
According to a report released in May by BDO USA, LLP, an accounting and consulting firm, the booming U.S. oil and gas industry is increasingly focused on environmental risks of their operations.  BDO’s analysis of most-recent 10-K filings of the 100 largest U.S. oil/gas exploration and production companies showed a “striking increase in environmentally-focused risks.”   

Regulatory and legislative changes were cited by 100 percent of companies. “Yet this year”, BDO said, “those regulatory risks are tied directly to public anxiety over the environmental ramifications of shale gas extraction.”  A full 74 percent of oil and gas companies cited hydraulic fracturing regulation as a risk factor, up from 52 percent in 2011. Liabilities related to pollution jumped 33 percent (59 percent in 2011 to 79 percent in 2012), and litigation risks were cited in 70 percent of filings, compared to just 48 percent in 2011.
Indeed, eleven of the top 25 risk factors cited stem at least in part from the use of water and chemicals in fracking: Read more...

Annual Turkey Biscuit Dinner Set At Crandall Hill Community Building On November 4th


10/25/2012 08:42 PM EDT
Bumble Bar is recalling certain lots of Gluten Free Cafe™ Chocolate Sesame Bars and Gluten Free Cafe™ Cinnamon Sesame Bars associated with Sunland Inc. peanut products, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
10/25/2012 08:32 PM EDT
Tropical Valley Foods is alerting customers that because of a label error, Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Chocolate and Trail Mix items which were sold in bulk quantities contain undeclared allergens. Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy or tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Shaffer Charged In Keating Township Burglaries/Thefts

An Austin man was jailed in lieu of $50,000. straight bail on Thursday on 21 charges filed by State Police at Coudersport.

Skylar Joseph Shaffer, 20, of Austin, PA, was arrested by Trooper Glenn C. Drake II and arraigned in front of District Judge Annette Easton on the following charges involving burglaries and thefts of ATV's on August 2 & 4, 2012 in Keating Township.

Shaffer will face a Preliminary Hearing tentatively scheduled on November 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM before Judge Easton.

Open Mic Every Friday Night At Abundant Blessings Tea Room & Cafe'

It's Open Mic Night every Friday night from 6:30 to 10:00 PM at Abundant Blessings Tea Room & Cafe' across from Wagner Hardware on Main Street in Coudersport. 

Join us for music, poetry, scripture & literary readings. Everyone welcome!!
Kitchen will be open. Questions, call us at  814-274-7112.

Special menu for Friday night includes Chicken Quesadillas, chili and cornbread, personal pepperoni, Garlic tomato pizza, twice baked chicken wings with our own special sauce, artichoke spinach dip with tortilla chips, buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips, Grilled Salmon Salad, Pies, Scones, cookies, cheesecakes. 

We also offer, soft drinks, hot teas, Lattes, coffees, hot chocolate, mulled cider.

Halloween Party At Mosch's Tavern Friday In Coudersport

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Driver Struck Dog & Didn't Stop

Driver Struck Dog & Didn't Stop
Today 10/25/2012 someone drove (I'm sure at a speed well over the speed limit) by my house on Coleman Mills Rd and stuck our neighbors dog Rocky. He was a sweet 1 year old dog who loved to come play with our two labs and corgi. 

Whom ever did this, did not even have the decency to stop and let us know (it happened directly in front of my home). Instead, my husband and 4 year old daughter walked outside to find him in the road. He had fatal injuries. 

I understand animals should not be in the road, but if you travel the speed limit on these back roads you would have time to stop should one of our animals be crossing the road. Again, I understand accidents happen and had the person stopped to let us know I would not be as concerned. But the fact that this person didn't have conscious enough to stop and let us know is disheartening. 

What kind of person does this?? and now my four year old daughter had to see this poor animal as he died in front of her eyes thanks to someone's negligence. This person knows who they are and I hope that you understand the hurt that you caused which could have been lessened if you had the decency to stop and let us know what happened. I hope you feel terrible and live with the guilt of the life you took without a second look. 

And since we have a farm, as you drive down Coleman mills remember this is the country, where our animals run free (on OUR land) and sometimes cross the road. And whether its our dogs and cats or cows and horses, please keep alert and do the speed limit. 

Because although this person only hurt the dog and not themselves, come through and have a 1500 pound cow or horse cross your path and the outcome could be different, and of course you would expect our help, despite the fact you didn't give us the same respect. And we would give it to you, because that's the type of people we are. And as I've seen on my favorite sign of all time... "slow down! If you hit one of my kids you will not have to worry about a judge and jury". Please remember to take respectability for your actions.

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The Wooten Family