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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Man Jailed On Drug Charges

 Man Jailed On Drug Charges
A Shinglehouse man was sent to Potter County Jail on Friday after he was arraigned before District Judge Kari A. Stubbs on drug charges filed by Shinglehouse officer Bradley S. Buchholz.

Derek Fagan, 28, of Shinglehouse, PA, was arraigned at 7:15 PM on Friday for the following charges:

Judge Stubbs set bail at $10,000. percentage. Fagan was committed to the jail when he was unable to post bail. He faces a preliminary hearing on November 6, 2012.

Working Structure Fire On Interstate Parkway

Working Structure Fire 
At 11:01 pm on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a location across the street from 492 Interstate Parkway for a working structure fire with heavy fire & smoke showing. Station 19 and 6 have been requested to send tankers to the scene.

 WESB NEWS UPDATE:Fire Damages Bradford Garage
A Fire late Saturday night damaged a two stall attached garage at 481 Interstate Parkway in Bradford. Bradford Township Volunteer firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the house. Bradford Township fire chief Dan Burkhouse credited a neighbor with spotting the fire and quick response by firefighters for keeping the blaze from spreading to the home. Burkhouse says the fire was accidental and started in a faulty overhead heater.

Bodamer In USA Today

Breaking News From Harrisburg

Turn clocks back tonight; daylight saving time ends

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Don't forget to turn the clocks back.
Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 4. Before going to bed tonight, turn your clocks back ("fall back") one hour to resume standard time.

That means we'll get an extra hour of sleep tonight, but until the spring we'll see darkness at an earlier hour.

Fire departments recommend changing smoke detector batteries and testing the devices when you change the time.

DUI Complaint Filed On Shinglehouse Woman

A Shinglehouse woman has been charged in a criminal complaint with DUI in the Boro of Port Allegany on October 27.

Jamie Lynn App, 28, of Shinglehouse, PA, was charged in District Court by Port Allegany officer Adam Dickerson. She is scheduled for a Preliminary Arraignment before Judge William Todd on November 20, 2012.

Police Say Man Raped Unconscious Woman

Mount Jewett Man Charged with Rape

A Mount Jewett man is accused of raping a woman early Friday morning. Court records say 32-year-old Paul Swank had sex with the woman while she was unconscious in a wooded area of Sergeant Township between 2 and 2:40 a.m.
He was sent to McKean County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Man Jailed After Domestic Incident

Man Jailed After Domestic Incident

A Bradford man was sent to jail after allegedly grabbing a woman by the throat and punching her. 22-year-old Clifford Charnisky was charged with simple assault in connection to the domestic incident. 

City Police picked him up on a bench warrant Saturday and sent to jail on $5,000 bail. 

Serial Shoplifter in Jail

Serial Shoplifter in Jail 

A Bradford man has been charged with his third retail theft within a month.

City Police arrested 26 -year-old Matthew Louser Wednesday morning for a theft at Tops Market. Because this is the third incident within a month, it’s a felony offense. 

Louser was jailed on $1,500 bail. 

Man Jailed For Burglary/Theft Etc.

A Smethport man was charged with Felony Burglary on Thursday in District Court.

Online court records show that Allen David Funk, 22, of Smethport, PA, was aarraigned on the Burglary charge and other charges and dent to the McKean County Jail in lieu of $5,000. cash bail. The incidents occurred on August 1, 2012 in the City of Bradford.

Lewis Run Man Arrested on Mechanic Street

Lewis Run Man Arrested on Mechanic Street

A Lewis run man is facing a number of charges after allegedly being found with drugs and paraphernalia while he was drunk on Mechanic Street early Sunday morning. 

 City Police arrested 28-year-old Nathan Harpster at 1:17 a.m. after they learned he had Oxycodone pills and paraphernalia. 

He’s charged with possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia, as well as public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. He was taken to McKean County Jail for probation violations as well. His bail is $5,000. 

Gators Take AML Championship--Port Allegany 54--Brockway 7

 2012 AML Champions.  Port Allegany defeated Brockway 54 to 7
Nick Conway

Tyler Shaffer

AML Champions

Card Shower For Helen (Nan) Kosa of Ulysses

Card Shower For Helen (Nan) Kosa of Ulysses
Helen (Nan) Kosa of Ulysses turns 88 on November 7th. Please help her celebrate by sending a card. 

 Her address is: 911 Pushersiding Rd., Ulysses, Pa. 16948.

Arnold B. Cady, 67, of Sugarloaf Key, FL, Ulysses, PA, Native

Arnold B. Cady, 67, of Sugarloaf Key, FL died Friday at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, FL. 

He was born December 23, 1944 to parents Virginia and Edmund Cady (both deceased) in Rochester, NY and grew up in Ulysses, PA. 

Arnold is survived by his wife, Melvianne Cady, his daughters Valerie (Dave) Harding, Tampa, FL , Vicky (Allen) McRoberts, Winder, GA, Grandchildren Brittany Harding, Tampa, FL , Thomas McRoberts, Winder, GA, Cady McRoberts, Winder GA, and a sister, Jeanette (Bill) Butler , Ulysses, PA.

Arnold was a long-time employee of Pratt & Whitney where he worked as an engineer for 34 years developing jet and rocket engines after graduating from Embry Riddle University. 

He loved the Florida Keys, visiting for many years, and retired to live his dream on Sugarloaf.

A celebration of Arnold’s life was held Tuesday, October 30th, at his home in Sugarloaf Key, FL. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Arnold Cady to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). Go to to make donations.

Gas Odor Inside Residence In St. Marys

Address: 311 S MICHAEL ST
Cross Streets: WALNUT ST * PINE ST
National Fuel is en route.
11/3/2012 5:57:05 PM

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Roadside Inn

At 4:24 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Roadside Inn for a medical emergency.

October weather report Galeton

October weather report for Galeton

 With the exception of Super Storm Sandy, October was a very nice, rather normal October month. The first part of October was warm, as was the later part of the month with several days with temperatures in the 70's. In the middle part of the month it was cooler with our first hard freeze on the 11th and then a 22 degree reading was noted on the 14th.
Of course we were all bracing for Sandy. Sandy was a storm of epic proportions. The New Jersey coast and New York City were hard hit with record breaking destruction. Fortunately Galeton survived very well with 2.29" of rainfall, moderate winds and no power outages. My barometer showed a reading of 980MB. This was a very low reading as Sandy passed near our area.
For the month we received 4.77" of rainfall which is close to normal. Last year we had 5.34" with a trace of snow.  This year we had no snow or thunderstorms. We did have 14 foggy mornings.
Now, for what it is worth, my boss, Paul Head, at the NWS in State College, predicts a normal winter season with normal temps and snowfall (50"-60") He said I could quote him, so blame Paul, not me.
Henry W. Lush  NWS Observer

Steve Appleby To Speak At OV Historical Society Meeting

The next meeting of the Oswayo Valley Historical Society will be on Friday evening, November 9th at 7pm. 

To commemorate Veterans Day, our special guest speaker will be retired National Guard Sgt. Steve Appleby, who is also the museum director of the Otto Eldred World War II museum. He will talk about the museum and it's mission to preserve the history of WW II and it's veterans. 

The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. The OV Historical Society meets at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library in Shinglehouse, PA.

Unconventional Gas Well Permits Issued In McKean County

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lafayette Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2012-10-29 00:00:00 to TRIANA ENERGY LLC for site MROC PAD A 6H in Lafayette Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lafayette Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2012-10-29 00:00:00 to TRIANA ENERGY LLC for site MROC PAD A 6H in Lafayette Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lafayette Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2012-10-29 00:00:00 to TRIANA ENERGY LLC for site MROC PAD A 4H in Lafayette Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lafayette Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2012-10-29 00:00:00 to TRIANA ENERGY LLC for site MROC PAD A 4H in Lafayette Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Bradford Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2012-10-29 00:00:00 to TRIANA ENERGY LLC for site MROC PAD B 5H in Bradford Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Man's Leg Trapped Under Vehicle

Man's Leg Trapped Under Vehicle
At 11:50 am on Saturday, Belfast and Oramel responders, along with Wellsville 700 medic, have been dispatched to 8248 Bennett Hill Road where a 63 year old male has his leg trapped under a vehicle.
A helicopter has been requested on standby.


State Agencies Announce Fuel Waivers in Response to Hurricane Sandy

State Agencies Announce Fuel Waivers in Response to Hurricane Sandy

The Departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture announced today that the commonwealth has made available one temporary fuel waiver and requested two additional temporary waivers due to fuel shortages from Hurricane Sandy.

DEP today requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency waive the federal requirements on the use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel in mobile non-road generators and pumps as well as the requirements for diesel-powered highway and other equipment needed for emergency response and disaster recovery.

“Because of the widespread effects of Hurricane Sandy, there is an insufficient amount of this fuel in Pennsylvania,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “These waivers are necessary to avoid fuel disruptions and continue everyone’s ongoing storm recovery efforts.”

With these waivers, the use of heating oil in diesel-powered, on-road vehicles involved in emergency response efforts in Pennsylvania will be allowed with DEP approval. The waivers would also allow the use of heating oil supplies for generators and other off-road equipment. DEP approval is not required for that use.

The waivers would place restrictions so that the home heating fuel is only used to operate equipment that is compatible with the sulfur levels of heating oil.

The Department of Agriculture today granted a waiver for a temporary suspension of Pennsylvania’s two-percent biodiesel content requirement for on-road diesel fuel. The suspension will be in effect until midnight on Thursday, Nov.12.

“Hurricane Sandy has impacted the supply and demand of diesel fuel,” Agriculture Secretary George Greig said. “Temporarily lifting this requirement will keep trucks on the road and allow food and materials to get to Pennsylvanians who are in need due to power outages.”

Since 2010, the Biofuel Development and In-state Production Incentive Act has required that every gallon of on-road diesel fuel sold in Pennsylvania contain at least two percent biodiesel. Retailers may accept diesel fuel that is not compliant with the mandate and sell it to consumers through Nov. 12. Diesel fuel supplies that meet the two-percent requirement may continue to be sold.

Possible Structure Fire At Masonic Building In Ridgway

Cross Streets: MAIN ST * ELM ST
11/3/2012 11:12:59 PM

Annual Turkey Biscuit Dinner At Crandall Hill Community Building Sunday

Halloween Dance Party At The Crittenden Saturday

Perfect Christmas Gift At Drastically Reduced Price

Sagewood Seeks Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Port Allegany vs Brockway, 1:30 Saturday at Port

Port Allegany vs Brockway, 1:30 Saturday at Port.
Be there.  AML Championship Game

James E. Lathrop, 78, formerly of Volney St., Port Allegany, PA

James E. Lathrop
James E. Lathrop, 78, formerly of Volney St., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Friday (Nov. 2, 2012) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 5, 1934, in Crosby, PA, he was a son of Ellsworth and Anna Widner Lathrop. On Apr. 17, 1955, in Port Allegany, he married Patricia A. Hults, who survives.

Mr. Lathrop had worked for Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany, retiring in 2000, after 46 years of service.

He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Smethport High School. He was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 460 and Star Hose Co. Fire Department both of Port Allegany. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed the outdoors.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Patricia, are two sons, Robert J. Lathrop of Port Allegany, and Mark E. (Sonya) Lathrop of Cumberland, MD; two daughters, Deborah J. (Gordon) Dudley of Indiana, and Diane L. (Robert) Shelley of Port Allegany; 12 grandchildren, several great-grand-children; five brothers, Michael (Judy) Lathrop and Richard (Darlene) Lathrop both of Port Allegany, Andrew (Ann) Lathrop of Smethport, Paul (Donna) Lathrop and Ellsworth “Bones” Lathrop both of Crosby; two sisters, Orvella Luce of Crosby, and Anna Mae Uber of Emporium; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, George and Donald Lathrop; and three sisters, Mary Jo Cook, Pauline Black and Betty Corbett.

Friends will be received from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2012) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dan Mong,, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.


11/02/2012 09:20 PM EDT
Wayne Farms Inc., a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 28,528 pounds of frozen, fully cooked, chicken products because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of a plastic pen.

Happy Happy Birthday Jim

You are the love of my life
Your Loving Wife Cynthia

Shelley E. Slottje, 51, of 19 W. 6th St., Emporium, PA

Shelley E. Slottje
Shelley E. Slottje, 51, of 19 W. 6th St., Emporium died at her residence on Friday (November 2, 2012) morning following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 2, 1961 in Norfolk, Virginia a daughter of S. Jane Fackender Andrews, Emporium and the late Russell Andrews.

On July 17, 1982 in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Emporium she married Peter Slottje, who Survives.

Shelley graduated from Cameron County High School in he class of 1979 and then in June of 1980 from the Orra-Jean Beauty Academy in Erie. She had worked for over 20 years at (AST) American Sintered Technology. She was a life member of Weight Watchers and was a faithful blood donor until her illness kept her from donating. She enjoyed bowling and her family.

In addition to her mother Jane Andrews and her husband Peter Slottje
Daughter: Amanda, Mrs. Matthew Dempsey, Emporium
Son: Daniel Slottje, Emporium
1 Grandson Hunter Dempsey
Sister: Heather Kite and her husband Brian, Emporium
Sister: Randy Andrews, Emporium

Preceded in Death By
Father: Russell Andrews
Paternal Grandparents: Russell and Ruby Andrews
Maternal Grandmother: Dorothy Fackender

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium, on Monday from 4-7 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Sizerville Road, Emporium on Tuesday (November 6, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Human Service Programs Public Meeting Nov. 8

Human Service Programs Public Meeting Nov. 8

November 1st, 2012
people-circleHundreds of people are directly affected by programs offered by Potter County Human Services (PCHS), but few take the opportunity to provide input on how those services are delivered. An organization that’s in place to accommodate public comments and suggestions will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 pm in the PCHS building at Roulette. PCHS operates programs for victims of alcoholism and other drug abuse, older citizens, the mentally ill, children who are at-risk, and the intellectually disabled. Members are appointed by the Potter County Board of Commissioners. They are Anne Nelson (chair), John Moshier (vice chair), Charles Wicker, Susan Valentine, Cameron Kockler (youth representative), Linda Swift, Dr. Victor Brown, Kassie Irwin, Gail Allen, Gary Perkins, Denise Minderler (consumer), Michele Mather and Dawn Deiter. Anyone interested in being considered for appointment to the board should contact the Commissioners Office at 274-8290, extension 207.
During the board’s most recent meeting, PCHS Administrator Jim Kockler presented a summary of the impact that the state’s fiscal 2012-13 budget will have on the agency’s programs. While demand for many services is growing, state funds were cut for some programs.
Commissioner Susan Kefover reported on criminal justice initiatives, including a long-term “specialty courts” project that will be implemented incrementally through the local court system and the Potter County Criminal Justice Advisory Board.
Departmental reports were as follows:
  • Colleen Wilber, director of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services,  discussed steps being taken to educate the public on the growing problem with synthetic drugs in Potter County, notably products being marketed to addicts under deceptive names such as “bath salts.” Wilber also commended case management specialist Crystal Thomas on her work with clients.
  • Children and Youth Services recently went through required licensing review and received full accreditation.
  • Intellectual Disabilities is undergoing licensing review.
  • Sherry Hoffman, director of the Area Agency on Aging, reported that Sue Lush is the new waiver program supervisor.
  • Coordinated Services‘ food program is beginning operation. A limited sum of money has been put aside for emergency transportation situations while state funds are awaited.

Smoke Detector Activated On South Kendall Ave.

Smoke Detector Activated
At 6:50 PM on Friday, McKean Stations 7, 8, and 15 have been dispatched to 1500 South Kendall Avenue for a smoke detector activation in the basement. Ambulance 9 is dispatched for fire standby.


The following news release contains five articles related to the upcoming bear season:



HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials said bear hunters soon will be able to enjoy a four-day statewide bear season, in addition to a full-week archery bear season and a series of extended bear seasons in certain Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) during the upcoming fall months. MORE

Vangorden Guilty Of Attempted Murder

Coudersport Ambulance To Mapleview Lane

At 4:53 pm on Friday,  Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Mapleview Lane for a victim of a fall.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Om Singh, assistant professor of biology at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, is the editor of a new book, “Extremophiles: Sustainable Resources and Biotechnological Implications.”

Extremophiles, organisms that grow under extreme conditions, have long been of interest to Singh, who says they have great potential to help solve problems in global warming, biotechnology, medicine, food production and energy.

Singh gathered, curated and edited 17 chapters about extremophiles in order to bring them to the attention of the larger scientific community. Singh co-authored two of the chapters himself – one with former Pitt-Bradford students Erin Copeland and Nicholas Choy that looked at radiation-resistant microorganisms.

The second chapter, written with scientists from the Department of Biotechnology, School of Engineering of Loreno, at the University of São Paulo, Lorena, Brazil, looks at replacing a chemical process used in the production of biofuel with a biological process.

Singh has also been publishing and presenting articles with students and colleagues. His student Choy presented research conducted in collaboration with Dr. Francis Mulcahy, associate professor of chemistry, at the 11th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science and the 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences in Baltimore. Both presentations looked at the potential of microorganisms in bio-nanotechnology that Singh found in a cave in Virginia.

These extremophile organisms survive in darkness and coolness. Their potential, Singh said, is in replacing chemical processes with green biological processes in the production of chemicals or biofuels. Another possible use, he said, is targeting nanoparticles-mediated medicines at specific areas of the body. Choy also presented results from this research at the Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference.

Prashant Gabani, a 2011 graduate, and Singh have also published in the journals Extremophiles and Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry this year. Singh believes that publishing is important for top-level students.

“I don’t let my students leave my lab without publishing something,” he said of student researchers, explaining that he will continue to work with them long after the research is done to help them get published. Having published, he said, really makes students stand out as they apply to medical and graduate school.

His research student Choy also performed a research internship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Dr. Guang William Wang’s laboratory over the last summer.

Singh has even conducted research with high school students who are able to do independent research with him through the Bridges program, which allows high school students to take Pitt-Bradford courses for credit and at a greatly reduced cost.

His work with Bradford Area High School student Manu Gajanan will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Emerging Investigators, and he is also working with BAHS senior Aziz Yousif on extremophiles that thrive in an electromagnetic field.

Singh joined Pitt-Bradford in 2008 after completing his postdoctoral research at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine exploring proteomics-based therapeutic targets of cystic fibrosis.

Arletta Hayes, 86, of Westfield, Pa.

Arletta Hayes, 86, of Westfield, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 1., 2012 at Charles Cole Hospital in Coudersport, Pa.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa.

Pole Fire On North Hollow Road

Pole Fire On North Hollow Road
At 3:47 pm on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a pole fire at 665 North Hollow Road.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News November 2012

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News
November 2012

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 starting a family history group that will meet at the library regularly to do just that! The group will have its first meeting on December 7th at 3:00 p.m. Call the library at 814-697-6691 to register or if you have any questions.

Do you want to know how to get 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 with Pen!

The library’s book discussion group is reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows for discussion this month. Book discussion will be on November 28th 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.

The library will be closed on Friday, November 23rd, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Candy Cane Lane Festival and Holiday Spectacular Show will be held again this year at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School. It will take place on December 1st from noon to 7 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors (Scentsy, Avon, crafts, purses, food, etc.) available for your Christmas shopping. Come out and enjoy performances by Vocal Adrenaline Show Choir. To register to be a vendor please contact Cheri Thomas (814-697-7527) or Robin Baker (814-697-6691). Admission to the event is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for senior citizens, students and children.
Memorials were received for the following: James E. Hamilton, Esther Nobles, Jerry Appleby and James Hamilton from Onilee Hamilton; James E. Hamilton and Esther Nobles from Helen Gross. Donations were received from Adam & Ginny Wilhelm and American Refining Group. Thank you to 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 of 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.

I-80 Columbia County work zone weekly update

Travel Advisory
 I-80 Columbia County work zone weekly update

Here is the scheduled lane restriction/closure in the I-80 work zone around Mifflinville in Columbia County for next week.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, the westbound right lane will be closed on the new river bridge between miles 242 and 241 (Mifflinville and Berwick exits) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in order to remove the parapet on the old westbound bridge. This is due to the bridges being close together and the potential for flying debris that a shield is needed on the new westbound bridge during this operation.

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.

Tonette F. "Toni" Lear, 93, of 539 South Ave., Bradford, PA

Tonette F. "Toni" Lear, 93, of 539 South Ave., Bradford, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Born January 27, 1919, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late Anthony Curcio and Agnes (Bagnato) Curcio Pingie.

On June 25, 1941, in St. Bernard Rectory, she married Neal G. Lear, who passed away January 31, 2000.

Mrs. Lear attended schools in Lewis Run and after marriage enjoyed being a homemaker. She then worked at local drug stores, Grays Drug and Rea & Derrick. She enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Surviving is a daughter, Suzanne (Bob) South, of Bradford, two grandsons, David South and Marc South, both of Bradford, one great granddaughter, Abigail Rose South of Erie, a brother Nick Pingie, of Lewis Run, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Nicholas Pingie, husband, six brothers, Louis Curcio, John Pingie, Alfred Pingie, Jim Pingie, Almond Pingie, Nadolin Pingie, and five sisters, Mary Curcio and Yolanda Pingie, Margaret Howard, Rose Pingie and Julia Vecellio.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, November 5, 2012, at 11:00am in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to St. Bernard School or the charity of the donors choice

On line condolences may be made at



BRADFORD, Pa. – Trio Los Claveles, a Latin guitar and percussion ensemble from Rochester, N.Y., will present a free lunchtime concert next week at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The concert, which is part of the Spectrum arts series, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall.

Trio Los Claveles formed in 2003 to honor the musical traditions of their native Puerto Rico. Since then, they have appeared at numerous venues, festivals and fairs, demonstrating the distinctive melodies and lush harmonies of the Romantic bolero, the group’s specialty and a staple dance of Latin America.

“The Trio’s concert is a unique opportunity,” said Dr. John Levey, assistant professor of music. “There aren’t many live performances of Latin music in our region, and I think listeners will find the songs really engaging. Members of the ensemble plan to speak about the repertoire, too, so it will be great entertainment with a bit of education mixed in.”

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or

Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Weekend

Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide
Detectors this Weekend

Harrisburg – State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann urges residents to change the
batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their
clocks back this weekend.

“Tragically, every year in Pennsylvania, people require medical treatment or even
die due to carbon monoxide poisoning,” Mann said. “These devices are not
expensive, they save lives, and once they’re installed, need to be maintained

Working smoke alarms cut in half the risk of dying in a home fire. Worn or missing
batteries are the most common cause of a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide
detector malfunction. Changing the batteries at least once a year is one of the
simplest, most effective ways to prevent tragic deaths and injuries.

Carbon monoxide is created when combustible materials burn incompletely. Often
called “the silent killer,” it is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can
incapacitate victims before they’re aware they’ve been exposed. Sources include
wood-burning fireplaces and stoves, gas-fired appliances, grills, generators and
motor vehicles. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often mistaken for the
flu and include nausea, headaches, dizziness, disorientation and fatigue.

Before installing a detector or an alarm, Mann suggests writing the purchase date
inside the unit. Whether a unit is battery-powered or hardwired, the unit should be
replaced every 8-10 years.

Mann said this weekend also serves as an ideal time for families to review their
home evacuation plans. All family members should plan two ways to escape from
each room and practice escape routes with the entire family.

Roulette Trick Or Treat Is Tonight From 6 to 8 PM

Just a reminder that tonight is the night…

REMINDER: Roulette Trick-Or-Treat will be tonight from 6PM to 8PM.

Please be cautious if you are in town during those times as there will be many small children all sugared up and out on the streets.

We hope that everyone has a safe and fun holiday.

Jonathan Huff, CFM

Secretary / Treasurer
Municipal EMC
Water / Wastewater Operator

Roulette Township Supervisors
80 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 253
Roulette, PA 16746-0253

Structure Fire On Kane Street In Wilcox

Address: 206 KANE ST

11/2/2012 1:02:28 PM

Happy Birthday Jim

You are the love of my life
Your Loving Wife Cynthia

Information On Nate Brookens

Nathan Brookens
Mercy Hospital
1400 Locust Street
Room 6018
Pittsburgh, PA 15219  



DEP Publishes Final Permit Improvement Policies

DEP Publishes Final Permit Improvement Policies

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has finalized its Permit Review Process and Permit Decision Guarantee and Permit Coordination policies. The agency submitted the final versions of the policies, as well as accompanying comment-and-response documents for each policy, for publication in the Nov. 3 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Because of DEP’s emergency response work related to Hurricane Sandy, the final policies will not be implemented until Nov. 14.

“These policies deliver on Governor Corbett’s promise to reform how state government works,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “We are making clear to those who seek permits that we need to see quality applications. That is key. Then, we will do our part to deliver efficient and complete reviews in a predictable time frame.”

The policies implement Gov. Corbett’s July 24 Executive Order, outlining the process DEP will use to guarantee an efficient timeframe in which the agency will make a decision on complete applications for 278 types of permits and authorizations.

In reviewing its permitting procedures, DEP found that 40 percent of permit applications submitted to the agency were deficient, meaning they lacked the full information needed for DEP’s permit reviewers to make a sound decision.

“The result of this was a waste of time and resources for all involved,” Krancer said.

Under the new process, if a permit lacks necessary information, DEP may deny the application. If a complete permit application is technically deficient, requiring it to be returned twice, DEP may deny it. Agency staff will point to specific statutes or regulations when citing deficiencies in the application.

The final Permit Review Process and Permit Decision Guarantee strongly encourages pre-application conferences between DEP staff and applicants to discuss expectations and obligations. The final policy also provides guidance to DEP managers on how to prioritize workload for the review of permits.

“This is not about rushing permits through,” Krancer said. “It is about efficiently using our time and our applicants’ time and resources, and it is about predictable time frames.

“Every complete and technically adequate application we receive will be reviewed thoroughly,” he said. “DEP will issue permits that meet all legal requirements that are in place which protect the environment and public health and safety.”

DEP finalized the policies after reviewing the hundreds of comments submitted during the public comment period, which ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1.

The companion Permit Coordination policy outlines how staff should coordinate projects that require multiple permits. During the first year of implementation, DEP staff will review the policies’ effectiveness quarterly and propose necessary adjustments. In addition to using a paperless “completeness notification process” through eFACTS on the Web, a tool to track permits and sites across the state, the agency is developing electronic permitting tools to further improve the process.

In the coming weeks and months, DEP will host web-based information sessions for both eFACTS on the Web and its many program areas, such as air quality and mining. The program-specific webinars will discuss how each program is implementing the new permitting process.

To register for the webinars and review the final policies and executive order, visit and click the “Permit Decision Guarantee” button.

Charles D. Zimmerman, memorial service Saturday At 11:00 am

Charles D. Zimmerman, memorial service

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Charles D. Zimmerman on Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 am from the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 Main St., Port Allegany, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany. Military Honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to Port Allegany Star Hose Co. #1. Online condolences may be made at

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

Mr. Zimmerman died Oct 28, 2012

Gov. Corbett Signs Update to Fish and Boat Code

Gov. Corbett Signs Update to Fish and Boat Code
  HARRISBURG, Pa. – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a package of updates to the Fish and Boat Code (Title 30 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes). The multi-faceted legislation will help improve the operations of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the services it provides to the anglers, boaters, and other residents and visitors of the Commonwealth.
The new law – known as Act 211 of 2012 – includes a series of technical and substantive amendments to Title 30, many of which have been under consideration for several years. Senator Richard Alloway (R-33rd District) sponsored the legislation and emphasized the value of considering the entire suite of amendments in one bill. 
“I was happy to work with the PFBC to take a comprehensive look at what improvements were necessary to clarify and modernize the language in the Fish and Boat Code,” said Sen. Alloway. Act 211 streamlines and updates Title 30 in ways that will enable the agency to more efficiently carry out its legislative mandates.”
The following represent some of the highlights of Act 211:
  • Creates consistency with the state Crimes Code allowing for charges to be brought against accomplices involved in violating the Fish and Boat Code.  This provision is complementary to Act 167 of 2012, which the Governor signed on Oct. 24.  Act 167 significantly increased the penalties for large-scale poaching operation, and Act 211 makes it clear that accomplices may also be charged for such crimes.
  • Defines the unauthorized operation and use of boats and defines duties of operators involved in boating accidents consistent with the Vehicle Code.
  • Eliminates the need to provide an affidavit to prove that someone had a fishing license. This is no longer necessary since the advent of the Pennsylvania Automated License system (PALS).
  • Simplifies the process for issuance of institutional licenses and allows for more facilities to have access to institutional licenses to provide fishing as a therapeutic opportunity.
  • Provides for an exemption for fishing licenses to participants in a structured education program involving fishing.
  • Increases the penalties for damage to PFBC property and for littering on private or public property open to fishing.
PFBC Executive Director John Arway expressed the agency’s gratitude and also kept an eye toward the future.
“We thank Senator Alloway, his colleagues in the General Assembly, and Gov. Corbett for taking a holistic approach to this legislation,” Director Arway said. “With these important improvements to the Fish and Boat Code in place, we will be turning our attention for the next legislative session to ways to help address increasingly urgent fiscal issues facing the PFBC.”
The new law will take effect in 60 days.

Route 15 SB lane closure for crash cleanup near Blossburg

Route 15 SB lane closure for crash cleanup near Blossburg

Motorists traveling Route 15 southbound south of Blossburg in Tioga County are advised to be alert for a lane closure on the Johnson Creek Bridge for cleanup operations following a truck crash last night.

The southbound lane closure is expected to be lifted by this early evening.

Route 220 NB closed at crash scene east of Jersey Shore

Route 220 NB closed at crash scene east of Jersey Shore

Motorists traveling Route 220 northbound near Jersey Shore are advised that both northbound lanes are closed at the scene of a truck crash near the Auto Barn, a short distance west of Spook Hollow Road.

Northbound traffic is being detoured onto Huffman Road around the crash scene.

Emergency responders anticipate Route 220 northbound will be closed for at least several hours.

Sutton Named Veteran Employment Representative At McKean/Potter Career Link Offices

Services for Veterans
PA Career Link (McKean and Potter Counties) are pleased to announce that the State of Pennsylvania has recently filled the Veterans Employment Representative Position. The position will be staffed by Byron Sutton an Army Veteran, who will devote his time between the Bradford and Coudersport Career Link Offices where he will provide assistance to area Veterans. 

The Veterans Employment Representative position assists Veterans and their eligible spouses by maximizing their employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to many resources designed to help in their search for employment. (Veterans are a Priority and as such, receive priority of services by all Career Link Staff)

The Veterans’ Employment Representatives specialize in assisting veterans in their efforts to return to work, seek addition career objectives, or to apply for other services offered to veterans. Services provided include veteran priority on all job listings, customized job search assistance, job fairs, employer recruitments, and other events.

Additional employment resources and services offered (Not all inclusive):

• Employer resources to hire Veterans
• Occupational resources
• Counseling, testing, and identifying training and employment opportunities
• Women Veterans resources
• Crisis resources
• Disabled Veterans' Outreach Programs and services
• Apprenticeship and on-the-job training
• Referral to Department of Veterans Affairs and community-based organizations which link veterans with appropriate jobs and training opportunities
• Promoting and monitoring the participation of Veterans in Federally-funded employment and training programs
• Additional resources and referrals

Veterans are encouraged to stop in or schedule an appointment with Byron at either one of the county offices. He can provide personalized services and assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. 

To contact your Veterans Employment Representative, Call or Visit the McKean or Potter County Career Link Office as follow: 

Byron Sutton, Veterans Employment Representative, Email:

McKean County: 40 Davis Street, Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-363-9100 Ext 32 Fax: 814-363-5376 TTY: 814-363-4596

Potter County: 279 Routes 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915
Phone: 814-274-9330 Fax: 814-274-7651 TTY: 814-274-049

Galeton Dispatched For Chimney Fire

Galeton Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to 145 Old Route 6 for a Chimney Fire.


11/01/2012 09:23 PM EDT
Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms® 16-ounce Carrot Chips following a routine sampling event, conducted on October 22, 2012, by a North Carolina health official. The company was notified on October 31, 2012 that the inspection detected the possibility of Salmonella in the single16-ounce bag that was tested.

11/02/2012 01:35 PM EDT
Charlee Bear Products announced today that it is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. There have been no reported animal or human illnesses related to these products.

Heise Run Road bridge posted with weight restriction for safety

Travel Advisory
Heise Run Road bridge posted with weight restriction for safety

Motorists in Tioga County are advised that the state bridge (SR 3023) carrying Heise Run Road over Heise Run, one-quarter mile south of Route 6 in Delmar Township is now posted with a weight restriction of 30 tons.

The posting has been placed for safety reasons, due to increased deterioration of the steel I-beams.

The one-span bridge was built in 1932.

The posting will remain in place until the bridge is replaced, tentatively scheduled for 2015.

Photo ID Not Required To Vote On Novemnber 6

On October 2, PA Commonwealth Court decided to halt Pennsylvania's Voter ID law until after the 2012 presidential election.
Voters will NOT be required to show a PHOTO ID to Vote on November 6.
For more information or further assistance, contact my district office at 215-879-7777 or 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683).
You can find out more specifics about the Voter ID Law and provide your feedback on my website at as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).

Route 220 SB lane closure for maintenance work today

Travel Advisory
Route 220 SB lane closure for maintenance work today

Motorists traveling Route 220 southbound between Williamsport and Jersey Shore today are advised to be alert for a lane closure for crack-sealing operations.

The work will take place from east of Linden to the Pine Creek Bridge near Jersey Shore from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Motorists should anticipate the possibility of slow-moving or stopped traffic ahead of the active work zone and drive accordingly.

Halloween Dance Party At The Crittenden Saturday

Small Engine Mechanic Needed In Ulysses, PA

Perfect Christmas Gift At Drastically Reduced Price

Sagewood Seeks Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support

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.

All Vehicles 10% OFF Listed Price Until November 3rd At Hazel's In Hebron Center

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Accident Reported On I-86 At Friendship

Accident Reported On I-86 At Friendship
At 10:27 pm on Thursday, Friendship Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Interstate 86 in the westbound lane just past the Friendship exit for a report of a motor vehicle accident.


Barbara A. Cook, 87, of Oil Valley Rd., Duke Center, PA

Barbara A. Cook 
Beloved Mother, grandmother and great grandmother 

Barbara A. Cook, 87, of Oil Valley Rd., Duke Center, PA, passed away Thursday (November 1st, 2012) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. 

Born December 30th, 1924 in Franklin, PA she was a daughter of Lawrence and Marion Kockler Cauvel.  On December 7th, 1941 in Knapp Creek Methodist Church she married Paul P. Meserole who passed away February 1st, 1966.  Then on august 3rd, 1968 in Knapp Creek  United Methodist Church she married Richard H. Cook who passed away in September of 1997. 

Barbara attended Otto High School and was a lifetime resident of the Duke Center area. 

She was employed by the Otto Food Mart in Duke Center for many years and later she spent 24 years at the business office in the Olean General Hospital prior to her retirement in 1986. 

Mrs. Cook was a member and secretary at the Duke Center United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member of the Red Hats of Duke Center.  She was active with the Eldred Senior Center and up until this year she had bowled at Byllye Lanes in Bradford for the past 25 years.  She also enjoyed crocheting and embroidering. 

Surviving are one son, Lawrence P. (Karen) Meserole of Duke Center; one daughter, Beverly A. Seeker of Emlenton, PA; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence (Joan) Cauvel Jr. of Derrick City and Paul (Alice) Cauvel of Derrick City; and one sister, Jennie (Jack) Blumenthal of Olean.

In addition to her husbands she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Meserole on February 1st, 1966, a step-daughter, Gloria Fowler and a brother, Glen Cauvel in 2012. 

Friends may call Saturday (November 3rd, 2012) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Sunday (November 4th, 2012) at 1 p.m. at the Duke Center United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Sheesley, officiating.  Burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette, PA. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist church or to the Cystic Fibrosis Fund. 

Online condolences may be made at

Roger D. Stolt Sr., 68, of East Valley Rd., Coryville, PA

Roger D. Stolt Sr. 
Beloved husband, father and grandfather

Roger D. Stolt Sr., 68, of East Valley Rd., Coryville, PA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday (October 31, 2012) at his residence following an apparent heart attack.

Born July 17th, 1944 in Bradford he was a son of Theron and Kathryn Hoadle Stolt. On February 23rd, 1979 in Bradford he married Nancy VanCamp, who survives.

Roger attended Smethport High School and later received his GED in the army. He was a lifetime resident of his family homestead in Coryville.

Mr. Stolt was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his time in the military he worked for the Kinley Oil Co. of Knapp Creek as a heavy equipment operator. He was then employed by W. R. Case and Sons Cutlery in Bradford for 27 years as a foreman. He later worked for the Smethport Borough for 12 years as an equipment operator and also in the water department, before retiring in 2002. After his retirement he was employed by NAPA auto parts in Smethport and by Brian Gustafson.

Roger was a member of the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church, and a member and organizer of the Tuesday Night Cruisers motorcycle club. He loved hunting, working with wood, fishing with his son and motorcycle riding with his wife. He called bingo at Sena Kean Manor and enjoyed spending time with senior citizens. He also enjoyed camping and traveling to visit his children and grandchildren, he loved his two dogs, Noah and Brita.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Roger (Bobbie) Stolt Jr. of Gillette, Wyoming; two daughters, Lori (Ken) Powers and Terri (Dennis) Shugars, both of Gillette; four grandchildren, Amber Stolt, Dianna Stolt, Jeffery Butterball and Cody Shugars; a step-daughter, Michelle (Tre Mack) Houghtaling of Kissimmee, FL; a brother, Richard Stolt of Jamestown; and one sister, Sue Ormsby of Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Stolt and Sharon Paris.

Friends may call Sunday (November 4th, 2012) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God in Eldred with Rev. Anthony Edgell, Rev. Wally Mapes and Rev. William Lowery, co-officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church or the Bradford SPCA.


Perdue Foods, LLC, a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,440 pounds of chicken breast nugget products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, milk, not declared on the label.

Working Structure Fire On Bennett's Valley Highway

Cross Streets: BARR RD * CALIARI RD
11/1/2012 9:02:57 PM



Serious Injury In Tractor-Trailer Crash On Rt. 15

A Tractor-Trailer Crash on Route 15 has left a tractor-trailer on it's roof on the Arnot Road at the overpass in Bloss Township. 

Blossburg Fire & Ambulance and Medic 1 are responding or on scene of the 8:20 PM crash.  

A helicopter has been requested for a seriously injured male patient who was ejected in the crash.

9:08 PM Fire 04-7 TRANSPORT
9:10 PM Fire M1 TRANSPORT