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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Kane Fire Alarm Was False Alarm

False Alarm
An automatic alarm at 116-124 N. Fraley Street in Kane at 10:57 PM was a false alarm.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To First Street

At 9:52 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to First Street for a cardiac emergency.

I was wondering if you could help

Adrienne Kelligan

Habitat For Humanity Family Selection Meeting On December 6 at Riverside Church

I know a family in severe need of help for their family for Christmas!

I know a family in severe need of help for their family for Christmas! I know times are hard for everyone but could u post this on your website to see if I can get a little help for her!

The family I am referring to has a 7 yr old daughter and a 5 yr old daughter! The mom works full time but can't make it off this! She doesn't get any help from the state and her kids at this point don't have a thing for Christmas and won't either because her bills are just too much off her paychecks! If anyone can donate anything either money, clothes, or toys I would love to be able to give this stuff to her to allow her to give her kids something for Christmas. The younger daughter is in 6/6x pants and 7/8 shirts. The older daughter is size 7 pants and 7/8 shirts. As far as toys, anything girls would be fine. If anyone wants to donate $ if they can I will be purchasing toys and clothing with it and giving the items to her. Normally I don't get the chance to do this, however I do not want to see her kids suffering!


Contact Nikki at! I apologize, I sent an additional email with information however it didn't make it with the original post! U can also call 558-7258. Thanks 



This was the topic discussed Thursday (Nov. 29th) through presentations followed by a question-and-answer period at a meeting held in Coudersport.  The speakers during the first half of the meeting were Dan Brockett and Jon Laughner , both Penn State Extension Specialists on multiple matters relating to this region’s conventional drilling and unconventional shale plays. 
 Oil and natural gas production and storage have played  major roles in the area’s economic ups and downs in NY and PA for many years.   Leases that were signed decades ago haunt many today because the clauses were few and heavily industry friendly.  Signers had little leverage then to bargain for something better.  That is not true today for those who “play their cards right”.  Negotiating a solid lease that fairly benefits both drillers and rights owners can be likened to a poker game.  Some players are better than others.
Companies holding old leases recognize that today’s circumstances, i.e. the technology that has made gas drilling profitable at many levels, now require new wordage be added to those older documents. They may be called extensions, amendments, whatever … but what these changes mean to the owners that “the companies want more from them”.  The reasons can be many, may be logical, but ask yourself …
Are they more interested in making money for you or  themselves?
 The first option any rights owner, any storage lease or pipeline lease holder has is  don’t sign,  don’t sign.  In knowledge there is power … in numbers there is strength, and people need more in their corner than the information companies put in front of them.  Enter educators and attorneys focused on gas/oil matters @ the top of their game.!

The second portion of Nov. 29th’s meeting was led by gas/oil attorneys from MacDonald Illig Law Offices. Tom Pendleton and Bob Gandley who have successfully addressed leasing matters on local and state levels for individuals, business entities and others, joined in with the Penn State team to cover some of the details involved when companies step back into the lives of leased individuals.  Their message echoed that of PSU speakers and went further.  Situations regarding unitization in unconventional shale, division orders, and re-certification of titles, leases that allow for owners auditing company books were all discussed.  Primary leases, secondary leases and tenancy-at-will also were a part of the presentation.
The audience was not large but the members posed high caliber questions that the speakers were able to respond to in easily understandable terms.  Leasing experiences have and will vary for many reasons … the geology, the markets, the infrastructure, timing, and individuals willingness to learn what the whole process is about are major ones.  Politics are in the picture too.
All in attendance received a great deal of printed material, verbal information, and had numerous questions answered.

** Personal note: So much of what is happening in all shale plays is under the radar.  I believe the same as the speakers … common sense, expanded knowledge, and strength in numbers must be on-going activities if our states are to make the most of our natural resources and protect the environment at the same time.  For anyone unable to attend this meeting, do yourself a favor and make every effort to sit in on any and all future meetings regarding this region’s shale play and all manner of leases … relatively recent ones to those signed generations ago.
Many thanks and appreciation to all those news outlets who announced this latest meeting on leases.  Two more presentations are up-coming, not by Penn State or MacDonald Illig but by the 4-County Leasing Group and CX-Energy.  Some of the same information and printed materials will be covered along with expanded focus on leasing for new-comers and those whose leases will expire in 2013.  Our goal is to present gas/oil companies with the largest contiguous land masses for leasing that we can achieve across Potter and McKean in PA, and Cattaraugus and Allegany in NY.  Our growth and that of expanding infrastructure in both states is a positive indication of what is to come. Interest in learning more about leasing hasn’t stopped growing.  The public is invited to the next meetings, because it is the audience members who choose to become a part of this leasing experience that have a major impact on its success.
MONDAY   December 3rd   6:30 PM    American Legion   417 W. Main St.  Smethport, PA
TUESDAY   December 4th    6:30 PM   American Legion    Cattaraugus Rd.   Little Valley, NY
---  Of all the states in the Marcellus/Utica plays, PA has the highest rate of return $$$ … this from PSU’s speaker, Dan Brockett.  New York has the resources to reach that same level, and major companies realized that when they began to set the stage with early leases, and today’s infrastructure growth.  Millions are not spent unless billions are expected in return.
Those missing out on the November 29th meeting have the opportunity to attend one of the December meetings.

Janice L. Hancharick
4-County Leasing Group

Jack R. TOWERS, 89, of Genesee, PA

Jack R. TOWERS, 89, of Genesee, PA, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at his home. 

 Born February 21, 1923, in Driftwood, PA, he was the son of Earl R. and Iva Hopple Towers. 

A US Army Veteran, he served honorably during World War II. Jack was a self-employed dairy farmer and he operated a sawmill and blacksmith shop. He enjoyed going to auctions, fishing, and trapping. There are no known relatives. 

He was predeceased by his parents. 

Friends may call at the Ellisburg Union Church on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellsville SPCA, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

 Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Bolivar Fire Department Buries One Of Their Own!

Bolivar Fire Department Buries One Of Their Own!
Final ride for Bill Rapan (Nora Wheeler photo) Dec, 2012 
 Full obituary

Scott Buchsen shares beautiful Africa pictures

Scott Buchsen shares beautiful Africa pictures
Because all the locals read your blog, I thought it was the best place to post a link to some pictures I took while I was in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Lots of people I know wanted to see some pictures and I told them I would post a link when I returned.

My cousin, Ron and I spent 16 days in Africa this fall. I left on October 30th and returned on November 15th. We went to the Eastern and Central Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Selous and Zanzibar. While in the Serengeti, we caught the tail end of the great migration. When they refer to it as the 8th Wonder of the World, it's for good reason. I have never seen so many animals in all my life!
It was nearly a perfect vacation. Great weather, great scenery, friendly people and EXCELLENT food! The worst part is the nearly 20 hours of flying it takes to get there.
The stories I have are better than any of these pictures. Why was the Maasai child licking my arm? You want me to ride where in the bush plane? Push this button and someone will come and remove the monkeys from your room. Don't try to swim with the dolphins without lessons...

Anyway, below is a link to around 200 of the 5000 shots I took. These are shrunk down quite a bit from the original resolution they were shot in. If anyone wants any of these for themselves, either to print or use as desktop wallpaper, please let me know and I will send you an original. Make sure you have a good connection because they run around 8 mb each.
If you have any questions or seriously want to go to Tanzania, I would be happy to talk to you.
Thanks- Scott

Open Arms Church To Launch Christmas Series Sunday

Open Arms Community Church is preparing to launch their annual Christmas series this Sunday morning. This year, the four-week series addresses making the transition from selfishness to generosity.

“In a world that is absorbed with self-interest and self-gratification it’s vital we come back to a fundamental teaching of Jesus,” says Open Arms Pastor Mike McAvoy.

McAvoy says that in a culture where people work so hard to fulfill their own desires, it’s surprising how many people express feelings of being unfulfilled, “You would think that with all our material wealth, comforts, and conveniences we would be happy and fulfilled, but that’s not how it works.”

McAvoy explains that materialism is glorified this time of year, and the end result is not good. “In our obsession for more, we have become enslaved,” says McAvoy, “The things we sought to own now own us.”

“Give: The Key To Greater Blessing” is a four week series that explains that a life lived to the full is a life that involves reaching out to others. It includes the fundamental charistics necessary for breaking down the bonds of selfishness. The series kicks off Sunday at 9:15 and 11:00 AM, and will continue through the month of December.

Open Arms will also host their annual "Christmas Eve's Eve Service" on December 23.

For more information about Open Arms Community Church, check out

Corral Rose GUNN, 67, of Knoxville, PA

Corral Rose GUNN, 67, of Knoxville, PA, died Friday, November 30, 2012 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born June 11, 1945, in Sunderlinville, PA, she was the daughter of Harold and Mayjol Snay Monroe. On April 14, 1962, in Westfield, PA, she married Vane C. Gunn, who survives. 

Rose was employed by Ackleys in Westfield for 25 years. She was a member of God’s New Beginnings Church in Harrison Valley. 

Surviving besides her husband, Vane, are: five children, Melinda (Joe) McCaslin of Potter Brook, Kristy (Tony) Parslow of Westfield, Vane (Gina) Gunn, Jr. of Palmyra, PA, Walter (Jodie) Gunn of Coudersport, PA, and Denise (Donald) Wescott of Knoxville; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Andrew (Regenia) Monroe of Sayre, PA, Anthony Monroe of Westfield, Albert (Alice) Monroe of Knoxville, PA, and Alan (Sherry) Monroe of Westfield, PA; four sisters, Carolyn Setzer of Elkland, PA, Cleoria (Mike) McCullen of Westfield, Cynthia Swimelar of Westfield, Crystal (James) Thorne of Ansonia, PA; an uncle, Milton Snay of Coudersport, PA; an aunt, Mary McPherson of Sunderlinville, PA; ; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Alex Monroe; and four sisters, Cora Haner, Connie Monroe, Clara “Kate” McCullen, and Carole M. Putman. 

Friends may call at the Valley Christian Church in Westfield, PA on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM. The Rev. David R. Brelo and the Rev. Kurt Heisey will co-officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. 
Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Collective stories of wants your story

Clarissa Plank, SUNY New Paltz......creating a book about fracking in PA.....she wants personal submissions. Please share!!!!

I am creating a book about the effects of fracking in PA. I am looking for submissions of photographs, testimonials, poems, thoughts, etc., (good or bad) about how hydraulic fracturing has affected you. These could be as short as one sentence, or as long as one page.

I will credit all submissions in the book unless you ask to remain anonymous. The book will be available to purchase on demand via A copy of this book with be donated to the Sojourner Truth Library in New Paltz, and another will be donated to a selected fracking awareness group.

This project is funded by a Research and Creative Project Grant from SUNY New Paltz.

DEADLINE: Dec 22, 2012
Please email submissions to:
Include your name, and the county where you live.
Format images as .jpg or .tif. 300 resolution preferred.

Bolivar Man Charged In Domestic Dispute

Corbett: Lifting Cap On Gasoline & Diesel Tax Would Raise $1.4 Billion

 Corbett Mulls Lifting Cap On Gasoline Tax
 By Scott Detrow
State Impact
Corbett opened up on the transportation funding issue during an interview with members of the Capitol press corps this week. Speaking in his office, Corbett indicated he’d be willing to lift a cap on Pennsylvania’s Oil Company Franchise Tax to help fund repairs.

The tax of 153.5 mils is currently applied to the average wholesale price of gasoline and diesel — up to $1.25 a gallon. As the commission stated, “The actual [average wholesale price] is now more than double the ceiling. Removing the ceiling would significantly increase revenue to PennDOT,
municipalities, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, counties, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.” Up to $1.4 billion more, in fact. Read the whole article...

Donna's Christmas Cookie List For 2012

Man Killed In One Car Crash

Pennsylvania man killed in fatal Leroy crash
Elmira Star Gazette
A 20-year-old Troy, Pa., man died Friday from injuries suffered in a one-car crash in Leroy Township, Pennsylvania state police said.

Nicklas Bernat, who police said was not wearing a seat belt, was a passenger in a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Tyler Molyneux, 20 of Canton, Pa.

The car failed to take a right-hand curve and went off the roadway, hitting a tree head-on, according to police.

Both men were flown by a medical helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Read more...

Police Investigating Assault, Fight In Bradford

Police Investigating Assault, Fight

Bradford City Police are using surveillance video from Zippo’s security cameras to identify the people involved in a fight and assault on Barbour Street near St. James Place at around 9:40 Friday night. 
About 20 people were involved in the fight and, according to police radio reports, one person was dragged by a car. Someone also reportedly used a baseball bat to attack a person. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
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12/01/2012 02:24 AM EST
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing a Public Health Alert for Recalled, Imported Frozen "Butter Chicken With Basmati Rice" Meals that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Sharpsville suffers heartbreaking loss to Gators

Sharpsville suffers heartbreaking loss to Gators in PIAA playoffs

By Lynn Saternow Herald Sports Editor

---- — BRADFORD, Pa. — They say that “Turnabout is fair play.” But the way the PIAA Class A playoff game ended for the Sharpsville Blue Devils Friday night was almost unfair.

The Blue Devils played a phenomenal game against Matt Bodamer, the most prolific passer in the history of Pennsylvania football, and Port Allegany which Sharpsville beat in the PIAA Class A Quarterfinals last year.

But Bodamer and the Gators took advantage of an untimely turnover by Sharpsville to pull out almost a miracle 28-21 victory and gain revenge for last year’s tough defeat. Read more...

Ridgway Residents Concerned Over Gas Well Near Reservoir

Port Allegany 28 Sharpsville 21

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God's New Beginning Church is having a Flea Market Bazaar on Sat. Dec. 1st.

God's New Beginning Church is having a Flea Market Bazaar on Sat. Dec. 1st.

There will be Yard Sale items, along with Crafts and Homemade Baked Goods.

We will be inside the gym (upstairs), in the Kear Bldg. @ the Children's Home in Harrison Valley.

Doors will open at 9:00 am - till? and there will be Hot Coffee and Hot Cocoa.

All prices are a donation only and the proceeds are going to help support the Youth Group, which meets every Tues. and Fri. from 7-8:30pm.

We hope to see you there and may you all have very Blessed and Happy Holidays!

Join Us At Old Schoolhouse Village Shoppes

TRACK Selling Christmas Trees

Every year, the same sound is heard throughout the Oswayo Valley: Why can't we have a nice track like other schools? With help and cooperation from the community, these days will soon be over. 

Please help raise money for a new track by purchasing a Christmas tree this holiday season at 204 W Honeoye Street in Shinglehouse (formerly the TRACK Haunted House). The Shinglehouse community group, TRACK, is selling beautifully-shaped and soft to touch Fraser Firs. When you buy your tree from TRACK, you help a true community effort and you will have a great holiday addition to your home! All proceeds go toward our goal of building a new all-weather running track at the Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.

While you're picking up your tree, why not also get some raffle tickets for Christmas presents? TRACK is raffling off a chance to win the choice of a 2013 Harley Sportster XL 1200 Seventy-Two, a Yamaha Grizzly 700, or a Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. The drawing will be on April 20th, 2013 and tickets may be purchased from any TRACK member or participating establishment.

Traffic Crash On Rt. 46 Near Rich Valley Road

Address: RICH VALLEY RD and ROUTE 46
Cross Streets: ROUTE 46 * SUNRISE ACRES RD
12/1/2012 12:50:44 AM

parade lined up to escort the Gators back home

We've got quite the parade lined up to escort the Gators back home. I hope to see all of Port Allegany lining Main Street and Arnold Ave!
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Friday, November 30, 2012

The Gators' next opponent will be Clairton

Gators Win!

The Port Allegany Gators beat Sharpsville 28-21 to move on in the PIAA football playoffs. 
  With 1:11 left go in the game and down by 1 point the Gators recovered a fumble. Matt Bodamer threw a touchdown pass to Tyce Miller, then a pass to Trey Miller for the 2-point conversion. 

The Gators' next opponent will be Clairton, which extended its state-record winning streak to 61 games with a 53-0 victory over Berlin Brothersvalley tonight. 

While Bodamer is the Pennsylvania Gatorade/USA Today Player of the Year, Clairton's QB is no slouch. During tonight's game Tyler Boyd broke the WPIAL career touchdown record. He has 114. He also rushed for 227 yards and scored five touchdowns. 

Both Clairton and Port Allegany are 13-0. 

Way to go, Gators!

Magical evening tonight at the Courthouse Square in Coudersport

Magical evening On The Square

Photo courtesy Bryan Phelps
 Top photo courtesy Curt Weinhold, bottom 2 photos courtesy David Brooks
Magical evening tonight at the Courthouse Square in Coudersport. Hot cocoa and cookies held the crowd over until Santa Claus made his arrival. He waved his finger back and forth in the air and with a "Ho Ho Ho..Merry Christmas," all the decorated trees around square lit up! Needless to say, I slipped him my list before I left.2013 Festival of Lights (41 photos)

Come down town and help us welcome back winning Gator football team!

Come down town and help us welcome back home the victorious Port Allegany High School Gator football team! For those that don't know already, they won their state quarterfinal playoff game tonight!!! Just watch for the big fire engines...

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Clara Road

At 10:40 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 have been dispatched to the Clara Road for a medical emergency.

At 10:53 PM, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. requested to standby for possible landing zone on the Clara Road.


I am sending the latest update on Nate, posted Friday morning on Facebook. Nate is currently still in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. We were greatly encouraged when, last week just before Thanksgiving Day, he was classified as being out of the coma!

Yet remains the battle to regain his memory and cognitive skills. Nate’s Aunt Tammy, is the spokesperson for Beth and it is she who posts the updates on FB and on the Caring Bridge website. Before you read her entry below, I do wish to state my unwavering faith in a Mighty God who is at work in Nathan’s brain and his body.

So often I have said, “It’s going to be a lonnngggg haul.” Hmm. God has rebuked me for that. We have no right to speak this over Nate’s situation. Our words must be words of Faith! I understand what his therapists and doctors have concluded. However. We have invited the Liberating God to enter into the confinements of Nathan’s reality. Granted it may be a long haul, but not by my declarations, but by God’s plan and in His time. Let’s avoid the confining power of our human predictions, and allow Him to call the shots. Let’s continue to pray, trust and watch what happens.

Thank you, friends, for your faithful prayers. Remember, you may catch all the updates on Facebook at!/ OR

God Bless You,

Ann DeHaven

TAMMY’S UPDATE Nov. 30, 2012:

Nate was tested for amnesia, and scored very low, meaning he has severe amnesia. He has memory loss prior to his accident, and also has PTA, post traumatic amnesia. He may not remember things or events from the past, but he also may not remember what happened just one hour ago. His post-accident memory is like Swiss cheese, full of holes, no particular consistent pattern, and no way of determining what he remembers since the accident and what he doesn't. When asking him simple things like, "Do you remember I visited you last week", his answer will be automatic, a yes or no, but it is more reflexive, he doesn't actually understand what that means, and most likely doesn't remember it. He lives in the moment he is in, not in the past, not in the future. Here is a link to a great article on the subject, exactly where Nate is now....

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Traumatic Brain Injury Progression of Symptoms - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Health Communities -

Galeton Rotary Club News

 Galeton Rotary Club Preside, Beth Hoff welcoming the club's
newest member, Jeff Bleimeister, Executive Director of the Pa. Lumbermen's
Museum on November 29 at the Ox Yoke Inn.

The Galeton Rotary Club met on Thursday evening, November 29 with president Beth Hoff presiding. New member Jeff Bleimeister, executive director of the Pa. Lumberman's Museum was welcomed to the club. Assistant district governor Pete Folk, presented Jeff with his club pin, a history of the club and the Four Way Test. President Beth gave Jeff a warm welcome to the club.

Assistant district governor, Pete Folk gave the club an update on district news and activities.

Henry Lush presented the program on the major battlefields of World Wars I and 2 in France and Belgium. He also spoke about the military cemeteries in France and Luxemburg.

November weather report Galeton

November weather report Galeton

 November was a very nice month, however we had a very dry month. There were
17 days with no measurable rainfall. We had another 5 days with just a
trace of rainfall. The monthly total was .92" This the lowest amount for
November in my record book since I started taking measurements in 1968.
Last year we recorded 3.31" Actually Pine Creek looks quite good in spite of
the low rainfall. We recorded 1.1" of snowfall, this is the same as we had
last year.

The month started out on the cold side then it warmed up with 68 degrees on
the 11th. Most all month we had cold mornings and warmer afternoons. We
recorded a trace of snow on the ground on 5 mornings.

Winter is just 3 weeks away.

Henry W. Lush, NWS Observer

U.S. House Passes Thompson-Sponsored STEM Jobs Act

U.S. House Passes Thompson-Sponsored STEM Jobs Act

Pennsylvania businesses, economic development organizations praise visa reform bill as key to filling workforce shortages, expanding jobs for more U.S. workers

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House today passed H.R. 6429, the STEM Jobs Act, a bill to prioritize the legal immigration status for foreign graduates of U.S. universities with advanced science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees. U.S. Representative Thompson is a cosponsor of the bipartisan legislation, which passed by a vote of 245-135.

“It’s senseless to have someone come to the U.S. for an advanced education, then deny them the opportunity to join American businesses and help fill key high-skill job shortages, which is critical to expanding employment opportunities for more American workers,” stated Rep. Thompson. “We should welcome talented young minds to help fuel new innovations, create new businesses and work opportunities, rather than equip foreign competitors with graduates trained in our world class universities. Passage of H.R. 6429 will create additional pathways for STEM graduates to fulfill our workforce needs and serve as a catalyst for job expansion for domestic workers in the high-tech industry.”

“Study after study has shown that there are few legislative steps which would cost taxpayers so little, but which would have such a massive impact on job creation, innovation and national economic security than to make it easier for highly educated international students to stay in America and build their dreams and businesses,” stated Perry Babb, Co-Chair of The Alliance for Innovation & Business Development for Centre County, Pa. Mr. Babb, a business owner who has navigated the work visa process to be able to hire highly skilled international workers, is also a member of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC).

According to The Partnership for a New American Economy, a bipartisan group of mayors from across the country and business leaders from all sectors of the economy, every immigrant with an advanced STEM degree working for a U.S. company creates about 3 new American jobs.

"I applaud the House for passing the STEM Jobs Act, which has the potential to greatly benefit employers in Pennsylvania looking to hire individuals with advanced degrees in these technical fields,” stated Gene Barr, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. “Pennsylvania's economy has evolved significantly and workers with STEM training are in high demand. This legislation will allow more highly-educated foreign students to stay and work in the United States after graduating from our schools."

H.R. 6429 does not expand the total number of legal immigrants, rather it prioritizes individuals who have received STEM doctorates from U.S. universities. Under the bill, employers who hire STEM graduates must advertise the position and if a qualified American worker is available, the STEM graduate will not be hired.

Leo William "Bill" Burlingame, 87, of 6718 Route 120, Emporium, PA

Leo William "Bill" Burlingame
Leo William "Bill" Burlingame, 87, of 6718 Route 120, Emporium, died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Thursday (November 29, 2012) night.

He was born November 21, 1925 in Howard Siding, Pennsylvania a son of the late Leo R. and Neva Summerson Burlingame.

On October 12, 1947 he and his wife, Dolores "Dee" Crosby Burlingame, where married in the 1st wedding to take place in the older Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

Mr. Burlingame graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1943. He served with the US Navy during WW II, where he eventually became an electrician. While in the Navy he worked on a yard tug medium moving ships in and out of the San Francisco Bay. He retired from Sylvania at the age of 55 after over 35 years of employment. He then re-entered the workforce at Carbon City Products in St. Marys working 15 years until the age of 70.

He was a member of the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium. He was a member of the Elk County Striders, Barbershop Harmony Society, Elk County Cloggers and the Christian Missionary & Alliance Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher. 

He was active as a cub scout master, 4H leader, had served as a Shippen Township Tax Collector, was a PA Forest Fire Warden for over 50 years. While working at Sylvania he served as a union steward. 

Years ago he played in the “Carl and His Hillbilly Pals” Band. He played in the Mens softball & coed volleyball leagues. He enjoyed Hunting, hiking and cross country skiing. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying many running events including 5k runs. When he was 62 he ran a two mile race for Jefferson County ARC in his work boots. He was a cyclist. At the age of 72 he competed in the (GOBA 300 mile) Great Ohio Bike Adventure. In 2001 when he was 75 he participated in the Cameron County Canoe Classic paddling for the Gray Rats. He was the historian for the Mason-Grugan family.

In addition to Dolores "Dee" Crosby Burlingame
Son: Rod Burlingame and his wife Jeanie, Reynoldsville
Son: Dave Burlingame, Emporium
Son: Greg Burlingame and his wife Vickie, Byrnedale
Son: Les Burlingame and his wife Janie, DuBois
Daughter: Raeanne Amell and her husband Gib, Port Allegany
Son: Scott Burlingame and his wife Nicky, Weedville
18 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Vern Burlingame, Ft. Meyers, FL
Brother: Dick Burlingame, Altoona

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Leo R. and Neva Summerson Burlingame
Son-in-law: Michael Lutheran
Grandson-in-law: Matt Burke
Sister: Patricia Burlingame in infancy.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 PM. Funeral Service will follow at 4:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail will follow the funeral service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, 524 E, Allegany Ave., Emporium

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Fire Alarm At Whitesville Central School Is False Alarm

Fire Alarm At Whitesville Central School
At 5:50 PM on Friday, Whitesville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an automatic alarm of fire at Whitesville Central School.


Listen Live To PIAA Class A quarterfinals On Computer

PIAA Class A quarterfinals

Tonight's High School Football game featuring Sharpsville (PA) vs Port Allegany (PA) to be played at Bradford's Parkway Field at 7:00 PM will be broadcast live on WHKS-FM and available on a live stream broadcast from Red Zone at the link at the top of the blue sidebar. Click on listen to hear the game live. 

It will ask you to choose application. Choose Real Player.

If you don't have Real Player on your computer, you can download it here:

The other teams playing tonight,  Karns City (PA) vs Alliquippa (PA), 
are also broadcast live and can be listened to on their link.

All Invited to Alumni Holiday Mixer December 14

All Invited to Alumni Holiday Mixer December 14.

DuBOIS – Members of the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society invite all campus alumni, friends, and members of the community to the annual Alumni Society Holiday Mixer. Each year, the mixer provides alumni and members of the community the chance to catch up and reconnect during the holiday season.

This year's mixer is slated for 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, at the Pine Inn, 15 Main Street, Fall Creek, PA.

A cash bar opens at 6:00 p.m. A buffet dinner at a cost of $10 per person is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., which will include a choice of chicken or pasta, with vegetables, salad, and dessert.

You're asked to RSVP by December 12, to the Alumni Relations Office at (814) 375-4775 or

Penn State DuBois to Host Cultural Holiday Family Night

Penn State DuBois to Host Cultural Holiday Family Night

RIDGWAY – The Penn State DuBois Office of Student Life has planned a Cultural Holiday Family Night in Ridgway, made possible by the Stackpole Hall Diversity Grant.

This family friendly event is intended to be a fun way to educate children about holiday traditions in a variety of cultures from around the globe.

The evening will feature activities and discussions surrounding holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and more. Details about these holidays, including their similarities and differences will be covered. Food, games, and education will make the event fun and informative for all.

Cultural Holiday Family Night is planned for 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, at the Second Ward Fire Hall in Ridgway. It is free and open to the public.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by December 12, by calling Marly at 814-375-4764 or by email at

Elaine M. Kramer Bimber, 84, of Russell, PA.

Elaine M. Kramer Bimber, 84, of Russell, PA. died Thursday evening, November 29, 2012 at Warren Manor Nursing Home after an illness of the past year. 

She was born June 30, 1928 in Irvine, PA. to the late Patrick and Clara Petri Archbold. She was a Warren and Russell area resident most of her entire life. Elaine was a 1946 graduate of Warren High School and was employed as a stamper with Blair Corporation retiring from there after 17 years. 

She was a member of First Lutheran Church and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Elaine was all about the grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley W. Bimber, 3 Sons – James A. Kramer and wife, Mary, William M. Kramer and wife, Twila, Ronald M. Kramer and wife, Stacy, 1 Daughter – Carole J. Mahan all of Warren, PA., her stepchildren – Denny Bimber and wife, Nancy of Scandia, PA., Gregg Bimber and wife, Pam of Pittsfield, PA., Rodney Bimber and wife, Ronda of Franklin, PA., Tim Bimber and wife, Betty Jo of Scandia, PA., Cinda Tarr and husband, John of N. Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Geneva Watson of Erie, PA., 10 grandchildren, several step grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, several step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, James W. Kramer who died December 19, 1978, 1 Sister – Clara Belle Archbold. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M.

A funeral service will be conducted Monday, December 3, 2012 at First Lutheran Church with Rev. David Blank, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren General Hospital Dialysis Unit, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E –mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Students Find Unique Way to Support Area Women

Students Find Unique Way to Support Area Women

DuBOIS – Some Penn State DuBois students have used a class project to start a support effort for local women in need, and achieved surprising results. Students Brittany Meckley and Ian Claycomb devised the idea of Support the Unsupported, and launched their efforts in November. For the entire month they collected a total of more than 200 new or gently used bras. They have now donated the bras to the Salvation Army, which will then distribute them in packages with other clothing items to area women who may not have the money to buy such items on their own.

"People don't donate things like bras," Claycomb said. "People don't think about things like that, but they are things that people need."

Those on the front lines fighting for the less fortunate couldn't agree more with Meckley and Claycomb. Major Robin Maddock of the Salvation Army Worship and Service Center of DuBois received the donation. She said, "That's an item we don't often get, they are not typically donated, but we do serve a population where it certainly is a blessing. We have women, young and old, who can benefit. These are a necessity, and I think this is very thoughtful."

Maddock said the timing of the donation of the bras was just right. It took place between October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Christmas season, when many women are not thinking about themselves, even if they are in need. She said, "With Christmas around the corner, over 200 women will benefit from this generosity."

Support the Unsupported all started in the classroom as a project for the Intro to Women's Studies course, taught by instructor Jackie Atkins. The course focuses on women's issues, and how women have overcome struggles to succeed.

"One of the projects my students do is what I call an activism project," Atkins explained. "I have students doing a variety of things, from hosting a spaghetti dinner to support a food pantry, to making informational pamphlets."

Atkins' students were able to choose their own project, so Meckley and Claycomb decided to partner up to do something that no one else had ever done.

"I wanted to support women in a way you don't usually see," Meckley said.

That voyage into uncharted waters paid off with unexpected results. Claycomb said, "I didn't think we were going to get as many as we did. I'm surprised, but it's good."

Meckley agreed, saying, "I'm shocked. I never thought it would take off the way it did. It just got out into the community more than I thought it would."

In the end, those 200 bras would have cost around $600. Meckley and Claycomb said area Wal-Mart stores were enormously generous in donating a large number of bras from their stores. The remainder came from members of the campus community who dropped the garments in collection boxes on campus.

The students say this initial campaign saw enough success that it will likely become an annual event.

Photo: Support the Unsupported founders Brittany Meckley and Ian Claycomb review the records of their collection campaign in the Lion's Den Café.

Minutes For The Potter County Commissioners Meeting For 11-15-12


November 30, Friday at 6 PM Santa Claus will arrive by firetruck & meet children in the Gazebo. Caroling begins at 5:30
Be there, on the square.

Federal Judge: Ceglia Owes Facebook $90,000

Federal Judge: Ceglia Owes Facebook $90,000

 Canisteo Valley News
NEW YORK, NY - Just when things could not get worse for the man suing Facebook, they did. The LA Times is reporting that a federal judge has ordered Wellsville resident Paul Ceglia to pay almost $100,000 to Facebook for attorney fees, and an additional $7,000 on top of that to Facebook's experts for travel fees.,0,2816812.story

Agenda Potter County Commissioners Meeting 11-29-12

Juveniles Charged with Arson in Portville

Juveniles Charged with Arson in Portville

Two juveniles have been charged with starting a fire at the former Portville Forest Products building on Whitehouse Road back in October. 
  The Cattaraugus County Fire Investigation team determined that the October 16 fire was intentionally set. On Wednesday, the two juveniles were arrested and charged with arson and criminal mischief, both felonies. The names of the juveniles have not been released because of their ages. 

Damage to the building and equipment is estimated at $10,000.
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Linda L. LaBorde, 62, formerly of Harrisburg Run and later of 2 South Ave, Bradford, PA

Linda L. LaBorde, 62, formerly of Harrisburg Run and later of 2 South Ave., passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Born November 13, 1950 in Harrison Township, she was a daughter of the late Jack D. and Roberta "Bobbie" (Callen ) Bacus. She attended Blaisdell Elementary School and Bradford High School.

She was a hard worker and enjoyed her employment at Futures Rehabilitation Center. She was the first client honored for 40 years of service at Futures. She was active in the Special Olympics Program and excelled in bowling and swimming. She also participated at the state level for Special Olympics. She was member of St. Bernard Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Lori (Ron) Terwilliger, of Willow Creek, Ellen Edwards, of Bradford, two nieces Stephanie Prentice and Christina Edwards, two nephews John Terwilliger and Andy Edwards, a grand nephew Lucas Terwilliger, and several aunts uncles and cousins.

Family will be receiving friends Monday December 5, 2012 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes 33 South Ave., from 3-5pm and 7-9pm and again on Tuesday December 6, 2012 from 10:00am to 11:00am at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Futures Rehabilitation, Inc. 1 Future's Way Bradford, PA 16701 or McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at

Full Blooded Pit Bull Up For Adoption

Up For Adoption
This is “SPENCER”
He is a 1yr old full blooded
Loves to play catch and go for walks.
Loves being by your side all the time.
Doesn’t like other male dogs and
don’t know about cats.
He would be great for a family
that had no other animals
cause he wants all the attention.
Don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time
If interested Please call the CC SPCA at (814)486-0101
Please leave a message.

Westfield Man charged with stealing equipment from Steuben County farm

Man charged with stealing equipment from Steuben County farm

 Corning Leader
West Union, N.Y. —Tyrell M. Schmidt, 26, of Westfield, Pa., has been charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny, the Steuben County Sheriff's Office announced Friday. Read more...

Importand Medicare Information

Roland S. “Rip” STEVENS, 74, of Ulysses, PA

Roland S. “RipSTEVENS, 74, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, November 30, 2012 in his home. 

Born December 3, 1937, in Hector Township, PA, he was the son of Howard and Mayme B. Snay Stevens. 

On November 8, 1975, in West Bingham, PA, he married the former Charlene M. Baker, who survives. He was employed by Sunnydale Farms, Rankin Dairy, Corning Glass Works, and worked on construction. 

He was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church, formerly Galeton Assembly of God. 

Surviving besides his wife, Charlene, are: three sons, Wayne R. (Amy) Stevens of Kingsport, TN, Jeffrey S. (Sue) Stevens of Troupsburg, NY, and Howard C. (Regina) Stevens of Lexington, NC; three step-sons, James (Sheila) Lowe of Galeton, Michael Lowe of Sabinsville, and Jonathan Lowe of Westfield; a step-daughter, Dawn Lowe of Ulysses; 28 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray C. (Joyce) Stevens of Galeton, PA; a sister, Audrey (Melvin) Lowrey of Gaines, PA; an uncle, Milton Snay of Coudersport, PA; an aunt, Mary McPherson of Sunderlinville, PA; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Gary S. Stevens, in 1999; three sisters, Beverly Neefe, June Flynn, and Wilma Lowe; and three brothers, Lowell Stevens, Ivan “Jeff” Stevens, and infant, Lester Stevens. 

Friends may call Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. Rev. David R. Brelo and Rev. John Knudson will co-officiate. Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery, Sunderlinville, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, c/o Charlene Smith, 893 Simonds Hill Road, Westfield, PA 16950 or Christmas House, 1 Water Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Route 6 east of Mansfield expected to reopen to traffic by late afternoon today

Route 6 east of Mansfield expected to reopen to traffic by late afternoon today

Friday, Nov. 30 update:  There’s good news for motorists who travel Route 6 east of Mansfield in Tioga County. The pipe replacement project in Richmond Township is wrapping up and the road is expected to be reopened to traffic by around three o’clock this afternoon, barring any unforeseen issues.

Once the road is reopened, the detour will be lifted, about a week ahead of schedule.

Drilling Started (SPUD) in Wetmore Township

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Wetmore Township 

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2012-11-30 00:00:00 at site SOUTH BRANCH 1408 2HS in Wetmore township, McKean county

Found cat - white and beige long hair

Found cat - white and beige long hair - very friendly. Found in Colesburg area last night. 

Has 6 toes on both front paws.

If this cat belongs to you, please call 814-598-6594.

Festival Of Lights Friday At Coudersport Courthouse Square

Coudersport's Festival of Lights is celebrated Friday, November 30 at 5:30 PM at the courthouse square. Come see the lighting of the Christmas trees around the town square.

SANTA CLAUS arrives at 6:00 to meet & greet children in the gazebo.

God's New Beginning Church is having a Flea Market Bazaar on Sat. Dec. 1st.

God's New Beginning Church is having a Flea Market Bazaar on Sat. Dec. 1st.

There will be Yard Sale items, along with Crafts and Homemade Baked Goods.

We will be inside the gym (upstairs), in the Kear Bldg. @ the Children's Home in Harrison Valley.

Doors will open at 9:00 am - till? and there will be Hot Coffee and Hot Cocoa.

All prices are a donation only and the proceeds are going to help support the Youth Group, which meets every Tues. and Fri. from 7-8:30pm.

We hope to see you there and may you all have very Blessed and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nice Selection Of Used Vehicles At Hazel's On Rt. 44 North Of Coudersport

Winter Hours Starting 11-19 open Noon to 5 PM.
Winter Hours Starting 11-19 open Noon to 5 PM.

Winter Hours Starting 11-19 open Noon to 5 PM.

Join Us At Old Schoolhouse Village Shoppes

Giant Candles

If you like Christmas Lights then you might want to go check these out. They are located on Coons Crossing Rd. in Shinglehouse,Pa.
Coons Crossing is located 1 mile up Horse Run Rd. on the left

Commissioner Heimel Named To National Vets’ Panel

Commissioner Heimel Named To National Vets’ Panel

November 29th, 2012
Commissioner Paul Heimel
vetsA member of the Potter County Board of Commissioners will advocate for Pennsylvania military veterans at the national level. Commissioner Paul Heimel has been appointed to the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee for the National Association of Counties (NACo). Committee members develop policies to advocate for veterans’ benefits and services with the federal government.

The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is facing growing pressure to meet the needs of returning war veterans from the Middle East. At the same time, more veterans from previous wars are turning to the VA for help. The NACo Military and Veterans Affairs Committee works with members of Congress and lobbyists to hold the federal government accountable for caring for the nation’s veteran population and veterans’ families. Effective advocacy is critical in the current era when many federal programs are being reviewed for possible funding cuts

John Trallo Responds To Natural Gas Vehicle Grants Announcement

John Trallo Responds To Grants Announcement
Subject: Re: PA DEP News Release : DEP Announces Opening of Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

Mr. Krancer, et al;

So, who provides the funding for this grant? Tax payers?

No state government, or any state government agency, has any money that is not derived from tax dollars. Fines, permit fees, etc., are funds that are supposed to off-set the cost to the tax payers for the environmental, economic, and social impacts this industrialization is having on PA. Not handed back to the industry in the guise of 'grants, tax breaks, tax credits, KOZ grants, or economic incentives'.

The economic benefits of this industry, and their commitment to best management practices is like a bad joke, only to be surpassed by this administration lack of political will to stand up to them, and it's complete and total disregard for the safety, health, and long-term economic sustainability of the people of PA. -Yes, I do question your integrity.

I only hope that when you all slip through that revolving door between the oil and gas industry and this administration that the industry lobbying jobs will be worth the risks you are subjecting Pennsylvanians, including your own family members, to. That is, if there is a such thing as putting a price tag on human beings health and safety. And you have the guts to call anyone who questions this industry's activities, or your motivation for given them your blind support, "NIMBY's, alarmists, environmental wackos, and green slime". How dare you!

The industry, and their well-funded political operatives are the real threat to public health and safety in PA. Not those of us asking the state to proceed cautiously, allow independent peer-reviewed studies to be conducted with the full co-operation of the DEP, and then decide what protective measures would best serve the people of PA.

If you are going to continue your unwillingness to do what is right by the people of PA, then shame on you, and 2014 can't get here fast enough.

John Trallo
Sullivan County, PA

Property Damage Auto Accident Results in DWI Arrest

Property Damage Auto Accident Results in DWI Arrest
State Police Amity -
On Wednesday, November 29, 2012, NYS Police Amity responded to a report of a car overturned in a ditch on CR 31, in the town of Andover. 

The accident investigation resulted in the arrest of John E. Stebbins, 62, of Hartsville for Driving While Intoxicated and other vehicle and traffic law infraction. Stebbins was processed and issued tickets returnable to the Town of Andover court on December 17.

'Bear attack' killed local man

'Bear attack' killed local man

Game agency, police disagree on cause

November 27, 2012
By LANA MUTHLER , The Express

SWISSDALE - State police say a Woodward Township man died from a bear attack.
The state Game Commission, however, disagrees, believing that Gary Lininger died of injuries caused when a tree fell on him.

Lininger, 62, died on Oct. 16, according to the Clinton County coroner.
His body was found four days later outside his secluded mountain home along Tedrow Lane, just off Coudersport Pike (Route 664) above the village of Swissdale and some eight miles north of Lock Haven.

Coroner Donald G. Walker said the death was not suspicious, but he ordered an autopsy to determine the cause because of the uncertain circumstances surrounding Lininger's passing.
Walker declined any comment on the case other than saying the death was accidental.
But his finding prompted an immediate investigation by state police at Lamar and the state Game Commission.

Trooper Matthew R. McDermott, who headed the probe, released his final report Tuesday afternoon, saying that, while Lininger's death was accidental, "a bear attacked the victim."  Read more...

Pittsburgh Talking About Port Allegany Football

I'm just sayin'
Here is a matchup I would pay to see in the PIAA football semifinals: Clairton vs. Port Allegany.
Both teams play in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals this week. If they both win, they will play in the semifinals next week. We all know about Clairton and its 60-game winning streak. Port Allegany, a District 9 school, has quarterback Matt Bodamer, who set the state record this season for career passing yards.

Bodamer has thrown for 3,522 yards this season alone. That's a career for most WPIAL quarterbacks. He is 194 of 267 and is 301 yards shy of the state single-season record. Also, his 49 touchdown passes are only three short of another state record. But just a hunch that Bodamer might find things just a little tougher against Clairton's defense. But it would still be interesting to see. Bodamer threw for 262 yards last week on a snow-covered field.

Port Allegany, though, has to get by Sharpsville first in the PIAA quarterfinals tomorrow night. Clairton has to get by Berlin Brothersvalley, but that won't be a problem. Sharpsville beat Port Allegany in the PIAA playoffs a year ago.  Read more...

 Port Allegany once again finds itself in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals against the District 10 Champion Sharpsville Blue Devils (11-1) at 7 p.m. Friday at Bradford’s Parkway Field