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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Town of Lindley man arrested for Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child

Town of Lindley man arrested for Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child
On December 18, 2012, the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at SP Painted Post in conjunction with the New York State Police Computer Crime Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) the internet. The offenses occurred in the town of Lindley.

The New York State Police report the arrest of John W. Errington JR., 45, of Lindley. Errington was arrested for Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child (E-Felony).

The arrest was the result of Errington sharing files using his computer that depicted children under the age of 16 engaged in sexual conduct. The investigation is continuing.

Members of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at SP Painted Post, the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at Errington’s residence, where numerous computer related items were seized.

Errington was processed at SP Painted Post and issued an Appearance Ticket, returnable to the Lindley Town Court. Further charges are pending.

Two Arrested For Stealing Metal From Businesses And Selling It For Scrap

2 Arrested for Vehicle Scrap Larcenies
Between November 30 and December 19, 2012, the State Police based in Olean, received reports from several area automotive businesses regarding stolen vehicle parts. The businesses are located in the towns of Allegany, Hinsdale, Olean and Portville. 

While conducting a follow up investigation at a local scrap yard regarding the larcenies, the investigating Trooper was able to locate some of the stolen property and developed two suspects. A further examination of the scrap yard’s records revealed additional property that had been recently turned in by the same subjects. The property consisted of rolled aluminum gutters, also from a local business, and numerous brake rotors; but at that time there was not a complainant.

The Trooper contacted the business owner of the gutters who confirmed it was indeed his missing property. 

Also, while at the scrap yard, the Trooper was approached by a subject stating that he was there in an attempt to locate some vehicle parts and additional scrap that was taken from his property. The man and Trooper were able to locate the property and a case was opened for this property owner.

At this point, there were five complainants that had their property turned in for scrap. Upon interviewing the first suspect, he confirmed that he had perpetrated the larcenies with the help of the second suspect. He also admitted to a sixth larceny of the brake rotors. That property owner was contacted and also confirmed that he was indeed missing the property. 

The total value of the stolen property was over $4,000. Joseph Vavrecan, 27, of Hinsdale was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd (1 count –a Felony), Grand Larceny 4th (1 count), and Petit Larceny (4 counts). 

The second suspect was also interviewed and confirmed his involvement in the larcenies. Michael Crawford, 22, of Allegany was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd and Petit Larceny with additional charges pending. 

Both subjects were released on their own recognizance to reappear at a later date.

Working Structure Fire Reported In Foster Township

Working Structure Fire Reported
At 9:39 PM on Saturday, Bradford City, Limestone, and Derrick City Fire Departments have been called to a structure fire at 10 Woodlawn Avenue in Foster Township. Caller reports heavy smoke showing.

North Central Picks Curt Weinhold's Photo For Cover

Local Photographer’s Work Prominently Displayed

pottercountycourthouseframedA colorful picture of the Potter County Courthouse framed by the American flag and a Victorian lamppost with flower baskets in downtown Coudersport was chosen for the cover of the 2012 annual report for Northcentral Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission. 

Photographer is Curt Weinhold of Coudersport, an award-winning Pennsylvania Wilds artisan. 

His work was nominated as the cover photo by the Potter County Commissioners. Copies of the annual report are widely circulated within Northcentral’s six-county service area and to state and federal agencies and elected officials. 

Weinhold is active in numerous local organizations, including the Potter County Planning Commission, Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce, Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center, Susquehannock Trail Club and others. He and his wife, Penny, have two grown sons.

The photo was featured on the cover of Solomon's words for the wise earlier this year. Curt's photos have exposed the beauty of Potter County to the world. A ten minute video review of Curt's photos of Potter County embedded in Solomon's words has been viewed over 14,000 times. You can see it here:

My daughter found a black lab

My daughter found a black lab like dog by the Main Street bridge in Coudersport tonight. She took it to the borough police office on southwest street. She thinks it is about 1 yr old, it did not have a collar but an impression of one.

The dog has been reunited with her owners. Thanks,

Verizon Activates More 4G LTE Sites/Reader Reports Bradford Is Now On

Residents of DuBois, Pennsylvania to Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements
New Tower
To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice and high-speed Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in DuBois, Pennsylvania in November by activating a new cell site. The new site provides more customers in the area with access to its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE)... 

Although there's been no official announcement yet, Denny, a reader of Solomon's words writes:
4 G on in Bradford
Hey I was wondering if you were going to put in an article of how Verizon turned on 4G LTE in Bradford yesterday.  I saw you show different stories about 4g for other places, so I always looked on your site to find out info on it,  but I just wanted to let you know that it is here,  I love it,  I have been excited to get 4g for a while now, and finally its here!   Here is a link you can put in the article if you want to that shows Verizons coverage map  

Thank you for all the wonderful work you do on the site,  I really love it.   Thank you!

Dispatched For Search Detail

Corydon  Dispatched For Search Detail
At 7:07 PM on Saturday, Corydon Township Fire Department has been dispatched to assemble at their fire hall for a search detail.

C. Bruce Brown, 75, Newburyport, MA, Shinglehouse Native

Newburyport, MA ---  
C. Bruce Brown, 75, longtime Newburyport resident, died peacefully Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ the Country Manor Nursing Home in Newburyport, surrounded by his family.

Born in Olean, NY on June 9, 1937, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Doris Lanphere Brown, and a 1955 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, PA. 

Following graduation Bruce entered the Air Force, serving with the Strategic Air Command until October 8, 1959. The University of New Hampshire provided a pathway to his next career, which was a Special Education teacher and basketball coach at Amesbury High School in NE Massachusetts. From there he had a stellar career in insurance in the New England states, and during that time period met the love of his life, Peggy Kennedy.

For many years he ran his own advertising agency which encompassed sites throughout the northeast, and allowed him many opportunities to visit family and friends back home in Shinglehouse. Bruce was an enthusiastic and generous supporter of the Oswayo Valley High School Alumni Ass’n. Memories of his years in the area were reflected on the menu @ his restaurant the Shinglehouse CafĂ© on Plum Island …e.g. Bell Run Burger, Ceres Surprise, the “Sunnyside” Special, etc.. Bruce was a man of many talents, many interests, and a much-loved spark on the Lanphere family tree.

Active within the Newburyport community he was a member of the Lions Club, the Elks, St. John’s Lodge, Director of the Haverhill Y.M.C.A., and longtime advocate of the Jimmy Fund which supports cancer research. He also served on a board as Councilor for the City of Newburyport for over a decade.

His survivors include wife Peggy L. (Kennedy) Brown of Newburyport; three children, U.S. Senator Scott P. Brown and wife Gail of Wrentham; Robyn L. Brown of Scarborough, ME; Bruce Brown and wife Michelle of Wolcott, CT; two step-children , Tracy Harrington and husband Christian, Todd Harrington and wife Amy; a sister, Linda Brown Dixon of Newark, NY and eight grandchildren.

Among Bruce’s relatives from the Shinglehouse area are his Aunt Lucille Lanphere, now at Chapel Ridge in Bradford, cousins Joanne L. Aloi of Olean,NY, Janice L. Hancharick of Raleigh, NC, and Janette L. Church of Shinglehouse, PA. We all will miss Bruce, his quick wit, sense of humor, and his love of family and friends.

Burial will be in Old Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, MA.

Donations in his memory may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD., a local food bank, or the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook, Shinglehouse,PA . Bruce physically left this area many years ago and this Earth just a few days ago, but his heart and spirit were always anchored in these hills.

John L. Krzyzanowski, 71, of Loop Rd., Eldred, PA

John L. Krzyzanowski 
Beloved father and grandfather

John L. Krzyzanowski, 71, of Loop Rd., Eldred, PA, passed away unexpectedly Friday (December 21, 2012) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

He was born September 20th, 1941 in Perry and was raised by his foster parents, Charles and Genevieve Kerwin, both deceased, formerly of Delevan.

John was a 1959 graduate of Arcade High School. He had resided in Machias before moving to Eldred in 1997.

He was employed by Fantasy Pools and Kayak Pools of Buffalo for over 15 years. He later worked as a self-employed contractor until he retired due to illness.

Mr. Krzyzanowski enjoyed gardening, camping and fishing. He also enjoyed attending tractor pulls and was an avid NASCAR fan.

Surviving are two sons, John (Kristina) Krzyzanowski of Machias, Kurt (Tammy) Krzyzanowski of Delevan; two daughters, Ginger (Henry) Lecceardone of Randolph and Christine (John) Greeley of Eldred, with whom he resided; seventeen grandchildren and one great granddaughter; and he is also survived by his soul mate, Elaine.

Friends may call Sunday (December 23rd, 2012) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 2 to 5 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Jay Tennies, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Davita Dialysis Center, 665 E. Main St. Bradford, PA 16701.

Florence J. Fitzsimmons, 88, of Park Lane Drive, Port Allegany, PA, formerly of Duke Center

Florence J. Fitzsimmons 
Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother

Florence J. Fitzsimmons, 88, of Park Lane Drive, Port Allegany, PA, formerly of Duke Center, passed away Thursday (December 20th, 2012) peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. 

Born April 23rd, 1924 in Bolivar she was a daughter of Hiram E. and Esther Elliott Cornell. On August 23rd, 1941 in Bradford she married Sidney C. Fitzsimmons, who passed away January 12th, 2002.

Florence resided in Corsica, Bradford, Eldred Twp. and Duke Center before moving to Port Allegany in 2004.

Along with her husband she operated a farm in Corsica for 6 years. She was later employed by Owens Illinois Company in Bradford for 24 years before retiring in 1974.

Mrs. Fitzsimmons was a member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church, and was also a member of the Keystone Chapter #2 , Order of the Eastern Star of Duke Center since 1969, and was a Worthy Matron in 1977, 1984, 1991 and 1995. She was also the District Deputy Grand Matron in 1983 to 1984. She was a member of the Port Allegany Senior Center where she represented them at the 2006 county fair.

She enjoyed cooking, caring for her family and had sold produce in Prentisvale for many years. She was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and had attended many home games.

Surviving are four sons, Larry S. (Josephine) Fitzsimmons of Port Allegany, Richard N. (Jeannette) Fitzsimmons of Erie, Robert D. (Glenda) Fitzsimmons of Duke Center and Ronald A. (Yoneko) Fitzsimmons of Fernley, Nevada; a daughter, Cheryl J. “Chick” (Peggy Cook) Fitzsimmons of Little Genesse, NY; ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Wayne (Harriet) Marsh of Bolivar.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Raymond Cornell; and one sister, Bernice Kemp.

Friends may call Sunday (December 23rd, 2012) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 am on Monday with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton and the Rev. Gary Sheesley, co-officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Keystone Ch. #2, Order of The Eastern Star, care of P.O. Box 155 Rixford, PA 16745.

Coudersport Dispatched For MVA

Coudersport Dispatched For MVA
At 5:35 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Sept. has been dispatched to Sweden Hill Road in the area of the Neffe Road for a motor vehicle rollover  accident. Police report no injuries.

Richburg Dispatched For Tree Down

Richburg Dispatched For Tree Down
At 5:08 pm on Saturday, Richburg Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Clari Carrier Road for a tree down blocking the roadway.

Susquehanna River Needs Your Help

A Holiday Wish
Susquehanna River Needs Your Help
Holidays are for reminiscing and sharing fishing stories with family and friends, so I would like to offer you the chance to share some of your memories of the Susquehanna River with your PFBC family.
The Susquehanna has been a friend and great company for many of us who have enjoyed the river over the years. Whether it is fishing, boating, floating or just sitting on the river bank watching the river flow by, the mighty Susquehanna really is part of our family heritage.
Right now our friend - the river - is in trouble and needs your help.
The government agencies in charge of protecting the river have gathered the facts which show that the fish in the river are sick. However, that has not been enough evidence to convince others in positions of authority to act.
Over the last several years, many of you have shared with us your personal stories about fishing the river and your concerns about the changes that are occurring. We invite you to visit our website and submit these personal stories about your good times on the river. Please include photos of big fish or creatures or tubing or boating on the river. Tell us about how you remember the river and how it compares to what you see today.
You can submit the stories online at:
This is your chance to make a holiday wish that the Susquehanna River gets healthy again and to show others that we really care about the river and why we care so much. I know that we can make a difference if we all work together to get our river back. Please help us to make our wish come true.
Thanks and happy holidays.
Your Director,
John Arway

Roulette Sisters Recycling Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles To Finance Study Abroad

Roulette sisters, Kari and Brittany Drabert, have been presented with an opportunity to Study Abroad through Mercyhurst University during the upcoming Spring Term. They will be traveling to Ireland in late February and will remain there for the entire spring term, returning to the states in mid May. 

As soon as they were accepted into the program, the sisters began fund raising efforts. 

Kari said "One of the projects is a Can and Bottle Drive. My sister and I have been working to collect and recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles in hopes of raising some of the required fees. Many individuals have already stepped up and offered their help by dropping off recycling donations. We are hoping to expand our collection process and are asking local residents for their help.  All nickel returns or aluminum cans are being accepted."

No donation is too small. Items can be dropped off at Drabee’s Mini Mart in Roulette. Drabee’s is located on 9 River Street, right across from the firehall.

James E. Abriatis, 65, of 6902 Route 120, Emporium, PA

James E. Abriatis
James E. Abriatis, 65, of 6902 Route 120, Emporium, PA, died unexpectedly at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro on Friday (December 21, 2012) afternoon.

He was born September 30, 1947 in Castle Shannon, PA a son of the late Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis.

On October 29, 2011 in he married Beverly Crosby Abriatis, who survives.

Mr. Abriatis graduated from Cameron County High School. He served with the US Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Era. He was a heavy equipment operator who operated various machines. He was most happy while operating the equipment. 

Jim was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW. 

He loved NASCAR, Steelers, hunting and 4 wheeling. He coached girls softball for his daughters teams for many years and enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife Beverly Crosby Abriatis
Daughter: Heather Hahn and her husband Cliff, Emporium
Daughter: Allyson Abriatis, Muskegon, MI
Daughter: Kelly Kriner, Emporium
Son: Adam Kriner, Emporium
Son: Matt Kriner, Emporium
5 Grandchildren James, Cameron, Cade, Reagan & Brayden
Brother: Paul "Sonny" Abriatis and his wife Donna, Emporium
Brother: Robert Abriatis and his wife Roseann, Mesa, AZ
Half brother: Ron Abriatis, Marienville

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (December 24, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 PM.

Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Structure Fire In Ceres, NY, Brings Firefighters From Wide Area Saturday Afternoon

Bruce Hawkes photo

Photo courtesy Bruce Hawkes
Structure Fire At Doxey Residence In Ceres, NY
Google maps prior to fire at Doxey house
At 2:03 PM on Saturday, Bolivar and Richburg Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a structure fire at 9505 St. Route 417 in  Ceres. The fire is near the intersection with Bells Brook Road.


Additional fire equipment and personnel have been called to this fire and for standby assignments for the various fire companies responding to the scene. 

4:30 PM--Traffic is flowing on Rt. 417 as Fire Equipment is leaving the scene of the fire. 

John Anderson of Wellsville Daily Reporter, said 3 people escaped safely, and  has posted more photos of the fire at:

Happy 2nd Anniversary To Owners Of The Seneca Inn In Port Allegany

Today is our 2nd Anniversary!!

 We've been through, and learned, a lot over the past 2 years. 

Nothing would make us happier than to celebrate with all of you!! 

Join us tonight to start your Christmas week with a little stress relief - DJ at 9:30.  Like us on Facebook

Raymond P. Austin, 83, of 65 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA

Raymond P. Austin, 83, of 65 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, passed away, Saturday, December 22, 2012, peacefully, at the Pavilion @ BRMC, surrounded by his loving children.

Born March 14, 1929, in Bradford he was the son of the late Raymond L. and Hazel May (Crandall) Austin. He was a a 1947 graduate of Bradford High School and later furthered his education in the late 1970's at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

On July 16, 1955 in Bradford he married Shirley I. (Sheffield) Austin who survives.

From 1947 to 1949 he worked as an apprentice at Bovaird and Seafang. Then in 1949 he, and his father formed a partnership, and began Austin Pattern Works. He was still owner at the time of his death.

He attended the First Presbyterian Church, where he volunteered with the youth group, was a member of the Couples Club, and the Silver Link Society, where he held various offices. He also volunteered for the American Red Cross Meals on Wheels Program for over 40 years, and was a member of the Toastmaster's Club.

In addition to his wife Shirley, of 57 years he is survived by a daughter, Cherie (Robert) James, of Virginia Beach VA., and a son, Mark (Susan) Austin, of Bradford, six grandchildren; Ashley (Trevor) Horsley of Olean, Mark Austin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Michael Austin, of Bradford, Alex James of Virginia Beach, VA, Matthew Austin of Bradford, and Andrew James of Virginia Beach, VA, three great grandchildren., Riley Horsley, Evelyn Austin and Rex Horsley. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Dorothy Austin.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and time to be announced in the spring. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Machias, NY.

Arrangements are under the directions of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to: the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels Program, The First Presbyterian Church, or the charity of the donors choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Austin Volunteers Complete Training

Austin Volunteers Complete Training
Austin Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate 3rd Asst. Chief Nathan Burgett, Rescue Captain Chad Barr, Firefighter Cody Reisinger, and Firefighter/EMT Chris Ehrensburger for the completion and passing of the PA Dept. of Health "Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician" class.

All would like to congratulate Scott Hostletlar on successfully completing the Dept. of Health EMT-B class.

Coudy Lady Falcons over Galeton Lady Tigers

Coudy Lady Falcons over Galeton Lady Tigers
JV 26-24, Varsity 53-26

Photos Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny

Bradford School Bus Driver Cited After Dragging Student

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 12:03 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to Cole Manor for a man ill.

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 22 at 9: 56AM EST until December 22 at 7:00PM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for
956 AM EST SAT DEC 22 2012








Winter Weather Advisory until December 22 at 7:00PM EST by NWS

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Sagewood is seeking interested candidates for Therapeutic Staff Support In Potter County


Tree Down On Rt. 417 Near Allentown

Tree Down On Rt. 417 Near Allentown
At 9:35 PM on Friday, Bolivar Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 417 in front of Baldwin Forest Products for a tree down blocking both lanes of the roadway.

MVA On Co. Rd. 33 In Kossuth

 MVA On Co. Rd. 33 In Kossuth
At 9:12 pm on Friday,  Bolivar and Richburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to County Road 33, just off the Kossuth Road for a motor vehicle accident.

Tree Down On Rt. 449

Tree Down On Rt. 449
At 8:40 pm on Friday, Ulysses has been dispatched to Rt. 449 for a tree down blocking the roadway between Gold & Brookland.

5 Members Of Coudersport Fire Dept. Certify As Rescue Technicians

Congratulations to 5 members of the Coudersport Vol Fire Dept.  

Chief Bryan Phelps, Assistant Chief Tadd Ostroski, Lt. Dana Stevens, Rescue Squad member Timecka Dubots,  and regular member Liz Cain have received notification from the Dept. of Health that they have completed and certified as Rescue Technicians through Bucks Co./Pa.Dept. of Health.


Stehouwer’s Frozen Foods, a Grand Rapids, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,039 pounds of Pigs in the Blanket products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, milk, which is not declared on the label 

12/21/2012 08:26 PM EST
Wayne Farms, a Decatur, Ala., establishment is recalling approximately 2,320 pounds of frozen honey barbeque chicken wing products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, egg, that is not declared on the label. 

Tailgate Stolen From Truck On Cherry Springs Road

Sweden Township Police Department investigated a  report of a theft of a tailgate from a 1989 Dodge truck. while parked at the residence of 165 Cherry Springs R.d. This theft occurred over the last week. 
Anyone with further information contact police at 814-274-0654

Watch President Obama Address Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Watch President Obama Address Fiscal Cliff Negotiations


MacDonnell Faces More Child Sex Charges After 16 Year Old Comes Forward

Bolivar Native
16 Year Old Tells Police MacDonnell Sexually Abused Her At Forensic Seminar

Herb MacDonell

 Elmira Star Gazette
Famed criminalist Herb MacDonell, of Corning, a Bolivar, NY, native, has been charged with endangering the welfare of another child.

State police at Painted Post said Friday they have arrested MacDonell, 84, of the Town of Corning, and charged him with forcible touching, exposure of a person, second-degree aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.

The arrest was made after a 16-year-old girl came forward following MacDonell’s arrest Monday on charges including endangering the welfare of an 11-year-old girl, police said.

“My attorney has advised me not to comment on anything, but as I said before, there’s two sides to every story, and I just don’t want to say anything more,” MacDonell said when reached by telephone late Friday afternoon.

The 16-year-old, who is from outside the local area, had attended a forensic seminar at MacDonell’s residence during the summer, police said.

She told police that MacDonell subjected her to sexual contact, exposed his penis and threatened to disclose personal health information he claimed to have obtained through forensic analysis of an item she had discarded in a trash can, police said.

The 16-year-old said she had been afraid to disclose the sexual abuse because of MacDonell’s close association with the legal profession, police said.

MacDonell was also charged with second-degree sexual abuse as part of the investigation that resulted in his arrest Monday, police said. That arrest came in response to a report to the state child abuse hotline concerning his behavior while photographing an 11-year-old girl at his residence.

That arrest was based on inappropriate photographs of the girl obtained by investigators, police said.

MacDonell, who has published several books on evidence analysis and testified at criminal and civil trials all over the world, will answer the new charges Dec. 31 in Corning Town Court.

Judith A. Morton, 70, of Pierce Brook Rd., Smethport, PA

Judith A. Morton 
Judith A. Morton, 70, of Pierce Brook Rd., Smethport, PA, passed away Friday (Dec. 21, 2012) in the Charles Cole Mem. Hospital, Coudersport and went to be with her Lord and Savior.

Mrs. Morton was a longtime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1960.

She was a member of the Faith Church of Charity, Port Allegany, where she was youth pastor, church secretary and treasurer. She loved children. 

Surviving are a daughter, Melonie A. (Landis) Button of Smethport; two step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren; five brothers, Terry R. (Karen) Daniels, and George W. Daniels both of Port Allegany, Lloyd R. “Buster” (Karen) Daniels of Roulette, William E. Daniels of Rochester, NY, Richard L. Daniels of Mt. Pleasant, PA; two sisters, Susann Irwin of Port Allegany, Jean A.(Curt) Linker of Summertown, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband E. Lyle, a brother, Ronald W. Daniels, and two sisters, Barbara A. Pinchock and Patricia Taylor.

Friends will be received from 1-4 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 23, 2012) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. with Rev. Deborah L. Smith, pastor of the Faith Church of Charity, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to the Faith Church of Charity.

I found a cat on 12-14 in Olean

Hi Jim.
Could you post this for me please? 
I found a cat on 12-14 in Olean, on W. State St. between 10th and 12th st. She is a little skittish but friendly.shes a short haired tabby w/a little orange on her back and has a red collar.Would like to find her family b4 Christmas.
814-598-3023 anytime.
Thank you,

3 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 219

3 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 219
At 6:38 PM on Friday, Lafayette Fire Dept and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a 3 vehicle accident on RT. 219 south of Tacks Inn in Lafayette Township.

2 Vehicle Crash South Of Kane On Rt. 66/948

Address: ROUTE 948 and ROUTE 66
Cross Streets: ROUTES 66 948

12/21/2012 6:33:37 PM


Living Nativity At First Baptist Church Of Roulette

Living Nativity At 
First Baptist Church Of Roulette

The Youth Group, Crusader Club and volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Roulette will be presenting a Living Nativity this Friday and Saturday, December 21 and 22, from 6-8 pm each evening. It will be a drive through (or walk through) theater with three life scenes of the First Christmas. (at least our interpretation of them). It will be held at the Baptist Church on Main Street in Roulette.

The first scene will be of the angels announcing to the shepherds the glad tidings of Jesus' birth. There will be real sheep and live people to be angels and shepherds. The Biblical narrative will be read over a PA system and real singers will interject Christmas carols.

The second scene will be the actual Nativity at the stable. All the real life animals will be there- donkeys, goats, sheep, mules, cows, horses and chickens. A real Mary, Joseph, inn keeper and shepherds will be there as well. The Biblical story will be heard here along with some more Christmas songs.

As you continue the drive (or walk) around the church, you will come to scene three. This is where the wise men see the star and bring their gifts to the newborn King. A real Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus will be here. We are hoping to have real camels, but that’s not finalized yet. Again, the Biblical narrative will be heard along with more music to match.

Animals may be petted and pictures or videos may be taken.
There will be no admission, but any donations will be used for the Youth Work. 

There will be free hot chocolate and helpful literature. 

Come see a re-enactment of the very first Christmas!

Antique Toy Display At County Historical Museum

Antique Toy Display At County Historical Museum

oldtoyscoudersportPotter County Historical Society is featuring an antique toy collection at its museum on North Main Street in Coudersport through Feb. 28. The Christmas–themed display includes more than 50 toys, ornaments and play sets.

Some of the local manufacturers of these toys were MAM-A-Car and Anchor Toy, both of Coudersport, and Holgate Toys of Kane. Several Fisher Price pull toys, a 1950’s metal lithographed doll house with furnishings and a variety of locally made folk toys are included.

A rare display of the “Midon Christmas Tiles,” which were the yearly Christmas greeting of Dr. and Mrs. Donald Othmer, is shown for the first time in a public exhibit. The museum is open Mondays and Fridays from 10:30 to 4.otter County Today

Potter County Historical Society is featuring an antique toy collection at its museum on North Main Street in Coudersport through Feb. 28. The Christmas–themed display includes more than 50 toys, ornaments and play sets.

Some of the local manufacturers of these toys were MAM-A-Car and Anchor Toy, both of Coudersport, and Holgate Toys of Kane. Several Fisher Price pull toys, a 1950’s metal lithographed doll house with furnishings and a variety of locally made folk toys are included.

A rare display of the “Midon Christmas Tiles,” which were the yearly Christmas greeting of Dr. and Mrs. Donald Othmer, is shown for the first time in a public exhibit. The museum is open Mondays and Fridays from 10:30 to 4.

First Day Hike at the Canyon

First Day Hike at the Canyon

Leonard Harrison State Park will sponsor a free, guided hike on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative, taking place in all 50 states. America’s State Parks

First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2013 at a

state park close to home. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family.

Start out on the right foot in 2013 with a short hike, exploring the PA Grand Canyon. This slow-paced, family-oriented hike will be less than 1.0 miles in length. If conditions warrant, a limited number of snowshoes will be available or you may bring your own. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Leonard Harrison State Park office at 1:00 PM. Hot chocolate, coffee and tea will be available following the program and participants are welcome to bring extra holiday cookies or treats to share with the group (or get rid of). If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park by calling 570-724-3061. No registration is required although the program may be cancelled in the event of hazardous weather conditions.

The January 1 First Day Hike is the kick-off to the 2013 Winter Outing Series. Events planned in and around Tioga County include ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and much more! For a full listing of events see or “like” Step Outdoors on Facebook.

C&N Donates To Christmas House

 C&N Donates To Christmas House

COUDERSPORT, PA – The Christmas House has received $1,100 from Citizens & Northern Bank and the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group. The funds represent the Trust Division’s $500 contribution on behalf of its clients and funds collected from Coudersport branch employees and customers.

The Christmas House serves residents of Potter, Cameron and McKean Counties. The charity provides toys for needy children, shoes and clothing and helps pay utility bills for families in need. The Christmas House operates a food pantry and helps families whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by fire.

The C&N Coudersport office collects funds for The Christmas House each year. The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group’s contribution was one of five made by the Group as its holiday gift to its clients. Contributions are made to non-profit organizations in each region the Group serves.

Photo: Nola Gross, left, C&N Coudersport Community Office Manager; Justin Krellner, Regional Manager of Financial Services Delivery, second from left and Joseph Kilmer, right, Financial Consultant, both with the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, present the check to, from left, Billie Haskins, Barbara Heimel and Jane Metzger of The Christmas House.

Traffic Crash In St. Marys

12/21/2012 524:18 PM

Elk County Roads Are Icing Up

Elk County Roads Are Icing Up

Police have notified PennDOT that roads are becoming icy in several areas of Elk County. A snow squall is reported in that area. Caution advised for travelers.

Rollover Crash In Middlebury Center

 Rollover Crash In Middlebury Center
At 4:51 PM on Friday,  Middlebury Fire Dept. and Medic 1 have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash on the S Curves. Chief 17-10 reports no injuries..
6:05 PM--Vehicle has been removed--Command Terminated 


Pennsylvania State Police Troopers Involved in Shooting with Homicide Subject

Immediate Release
December 21, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police Troopers Involved in Shooting with Homicide Subject

Hollidaysburg – The PA State Police today received a 9-1-1 call for shots fired at approximately 9:00 a.m. As troopers responded, a subject in a truck fired shots at the marked patrol cars as they passed. The subject then struck another marked patrol car head-on disabling both vehicles. The subject got out of the truck and began to fire into the marked patrol car, striking the trooper. The troopers returned gunfire striking and killing the male subject.

It was then discovered that there were three deceased persons at three different locations where the troopers were responding. It is believed that the male subject committed three homicides before encountering the troopers.

The PA State Police Troop G major case team was activated and investigators are currently examining four separate crime scenes -- interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence. The Blair County District Attorney is also on the scene.

Three members are currently being treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. One trooper was struck by two bullets; one in the chest area which impacted his body armor, and a second which struck his wrist. A second trooper sustained injuries associated with shattered glass and shrapnel to the face from gunfire. These two are expected to be released from the hospital today. The third member is currently under evaluation for injuries sustained in the motor vehicle crash.

Logging Photos From last Century On Display At Sinnemahoning State Park


Wood on Glass - The Lumber Industry Photographs of William T. Clarke

William Townsend Clarke (1859-1930) was a self-employed photographer who, for thirty years during the late 1800s and early 1900s, documented the logging industry of north central Pennsylvania. At various times, he had studios in Galeton and Hull (now Conrad) in Potter county and Betula, McKean county. His photos provide a stark look at the workings of the lumber industry in north central Pennsylvania and a window into the lives of the lumbermen who worked the forests.

The gelatin dry-plate method of photography used by Clarke produced negative images on glass plates from which positive images on paper were printed. Approximately 1200 of Clarke’s glass plate negatives were stored in a barn in Betula where many were damaged or destroyed. Henry W. Shoemaker (1880 – 1958), director of The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the nation’s first official folklorist, rescued about 450 of the plates from the barn in 1922. They are now part of the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg.

A number of Clarke's photos are now on display at Sinnemahoning State Park as part of a small traveling exhibit on loan from the Lumber Heritage Region. Fifteen photos and accompanying information will be displayed in the Wildlife Center classroom through February 2012.

For more information on this event or for directions to the Wildlife Center, contact the Sinnemahoning State Park office at 814-647-8401.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: (888) PA-PARKS (voice), (888) 537-7294 (TTY), (717) 558-2711 (local or international TTY), (800) 654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service). With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs. For more information visit our web site at

4 Dead In Shootings/3 PA Troopers Injured

breaking news

Tidioute Woman Murdered In Burglary At Her Home


Address: 197 COMMONS LN

12/21/2012 1:03:26 PM

Open Arms Community Church will hold their 9th Annual "Christmas Eve's Eve" service on Sunday

Open Arms Community Church will hold their 9th Annual "Christmas Eve's Eve" service on Sunday

What: Christmas Eve's Eve Service
When: December 23, 6:00pm and 7:30pm
Where: Open Arms Community Church 1289 East Main Street Bradford, PA

Open Arms Community Church will hold their 9th Annual "Christmas Eve's Eve" service on Friday. The event will feature traditional Christmas music in a rock music arrangement, drama, videos, and fun for the whole family. The church will host two services, at 6:00PM and 7:30PM.

Open Arms Pastor Mike McAvoy says, "Our celebration is unique in many ways. First, because we do it on December 23rd, thus the name Eve's Eve Service. We did this so that families could spend Christmas Eve with their family with no added stress. Second, it's fun not just a serious or somber service. We recognize the seriousness of our message, but believe that it is something to celebrate and to have fun. Third, it's modern. Of course we sing traditional Christmas songs, but we do it in a non-traditional way as well as add in a lot of multi-media to make it relevant to the people of 2012."

McAvoy promises the event will be fun for the whole family, "While we take our Faith very seriously, we don't take ourselves too serious. We love to experiment and have fun."

McAvoy says, "In a season that is known for love, warmth, and kindness our nation and region have experienced horrible tragedies. We hope this Eve's Eve service will help bring comfort, hope, and even joy at a time of such grief and tragedy."

Again, the event will be held Friday, December 23rd at 6:00 and 7:30PM at Open Arms Community Church, 1289 East Main Street, Bradford PA.

A link to last years Christmas Eve's eve service. (feel free to use audio or video from this for news, or to embed on your blog or website. Thanks!)

Open Arms Community Church
1289 E. Main St. Bradford PA

C&N Trust Division Contributes to Seeds of Hope

Seeds Of Hope

WELLSBORO, PA – Seeds of Hope, a volunteer organization that assists Tioga County families in crisis, has received a $500 donation from the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group. The donation was one of five made by the Group as its holiday gift to its clients. Contributions are made to non-profit organizations in each region the Group serves.

Seeds of Hope is a ministry of area churches and other individuals working in partnership with the Tioga County Department

of Human Services. The organization accepts referrals from Human Services, then volunteers to provide resources, do home repairs and mentor. Volunteers have winterized homes, built furniture, made needed home repairs, provided food, clothing and bedding, assisted families in finding a home, met emergency needs of families in crisis and more.

The ministry is always in need of volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering can call Seeds of Hope at 570-835-5169 or 570-724-5766. More information is also available on the charity’s website:

Photo Diana Robinson accepts the donation on behalf of Seeds of Hope from Brian Tevlin of the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group.

Daniel A.Carter Auctions

Special Antiques Estates Auction
Sat. Dec. 29th 2013


Daniel A. Carter Inc. New Auction & Event Center Allegany, NY
(on exit 24 ramp-off Int. 86)
We will be featuring items form several local deceased estates, seniors downsizing and private collections at public auction. All to be sold to the highest bidder! This event will take up the majority of the day with appx. 600-800 lots to be sold.

Preview is Sat. morning from 7:30-9:55am.

Collection cobalt blue decorated stoneware/crocks, prim. 1 door corner
cupboard, child’s wooden spoked wheel buckboard, lg. brass apple butter
pole, unusual dble seat piano stool, grain ptd. Blanket box, early big
wheel tricycle, lg. wooden bowl, wood slated apple basket in red paint,
early wooden grain/potato bin, early baskets, child’s goat cart, lg. early
prim. Feed bin w/slant lid, lg. painted pantry cupboard, dry sink in blue
paint, black memorabilia, chocolate candy molds, oak corner china cabinet
w/drawers(nice), oak file cabinet, ferkins, still banks, doll trunk, egg
baskets, penny an-colbolt 6 gal., churn w/dasher, “chief” pedal car,
marbles knife, round oak claw footed coffee table, oak barrister bookcase,
oak carved lift top ice box, fancy ornate high back pump organ,
cherry/birdeye 1 dr stands, dog sled, beautiful oak curved glass-formal
style china(nice), lighting rods, wicker dill cradle, pr. Vict. Carnival
chairs w/angles, Kendall oil calendar, lg. Hess toy truck collection
w/boxes, sheet music, Marx “big parade” windup toy, crock w/bind, lg.
estate collection of shelf/wall clocks(apx. 25), art glass paper weight
collection, children’s metal sand pals, quilts, lg. nippan vase, cane
collection, child’s wheel barrow, WWII trench art, snow shoes, egg crates,
powder flasks, x-mass ornaments, old toys, toy sewing machines, children’s
books, oak highboy dresser, lots of advertising, wall coffee grinder,
advertising rolling pin, peaches of NY book, early pencil sharpeners, lg.
jointed teddy bear, spongeware, Winchester adv. Poster, oak “Larkin”
library table, Weller pottery, chippendale chairs, primitive paintings,
duck decoys, early pull horse toy, reverse ptd. Boudoir lamp, German
handerwick bisque doll, oak stick-n-ball corner table, stain glass
windows, planters peanut adv. Signs, adironeck plant stand, Roseville
pottery, early country screen pie safe, Victorian garden wire plant stand,
market sled, guns, vintage “Jasen Bros” buffalo adv. Umbrella, navy crock,
early horse weathervane, cut glass set, royal doulton, enamel art glass
pitcher & tumblers, candy containers, Victorian walnut show bench, deco.
Bakelite radio, child’s erector set, min. Masonic tools, checker board top
table, arts crafts lamp, ferkins, microscope w/box,  vict. match safes,
glass beaters, glass butter churn, 2 door mustard pt. pantry cupboard, oak
glass display case, prim. 2 drawer table, carpenter boxes, round oak
kitchen table w/oak chairs, floor model victrola, oak phonograph, stepback
dresser, oak dressers, gone with the wind lamps, O.G. clock, oak staking
bookcases w/drawer, child’s doll trunk, Emmitt Kelley in box, ducks
unlimited wood goose decoy, pr. green  uph. Wing chairs, postcards,

 crystal cookie jars, matching pr. Uph. Couches (nice)
Auction Terms: cash/ck, credit cards-premium sale-removal sale day!
Loading/parking staff available. Phone bidding arrangements available.
Delivery available upon request.

Saturday, January 5th, 2013  
Pat Monahan estate-formerly Bath NY  
Daniel A. Carter Inc. NEW Auction & Event Center Allegany NY (on exit 24 off Int 86 ramp)

We are pleased to host the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Pat Monahan of Bath NY
(Steuben County) at the Carter Auction & Event Center, Allegany NY.
Preview is Sat. morning from 8:00am-9:50am the sale starts promptly at
10:01am. The Monahan’s have been long time avid auction connoisseurs and
have collected their entire lifetime. This sale is heavy with smalls and
will offer many box lots/tray lots throughout the day. Appx. 4-5 hour


“Larkin” oak bow glass china cabinet-claw feet and mirror back-over
flowing with old dishes, lg. quantity vintage costume jewelry, beaded
purses, sterling, hanging kitchen lamp w/prism, black memorabilia, huge
collection of occupied Japan figurines, oak highboy, lg. pitcher bowl set,
oak triple door oak bookcase (hard to find), vintage clothing, Aladdin
lamps, quilts, marbles, dolls, Roseville pottery, wicker sofa, children’s
sand pals, massive collection hull art pottery(numerous patterns
represented) appx. 200 pcs, oak drop front youth desk, old books, 2 marble
top tables, flow blue dishes, lg. sleigh bells, Victorian carved settee
w/grape carved clusters(nice), wellar pottery, maghany floor model
victrola, Victorian flu covers, oil lamp collection-sm/lg, cut glass
“mushroom lamp”, tea cups/saucers collection, vintage luggage,
jugs/crocks, child’s singer sewing machine, planters peanut jar &
collectibles, blue willow dishes, lg. troll collection, country oak ice
box(nice), milk bottles/coolers, cat andirons(B.H.) flat irons, Victorian
marble top commode, gold/sterling costume jewelry, vintage hand fans
w/advertising, glass darner(rainbow color), hand mirrors, lg. glass butter
churn, egg scale, silver napkins rings, sewing baskets, carnival glass,
depression glass(all colors), hobnail, moonstone, lg. hanging slay glass
chandler w/oriental motiff(nice), glass cruet set, spoon carved chest
drawers, pictures/frames, lg. collection vintage compacts, spongeware,
hand painted china/hair receivers, Flemish art pcs.,lg. crout crocks,
shave mugs, mocha "seaweed" mug, lg. quantity kic knacks, lanterns, lg.
oak empire sideboard, cake pedestals, S&P collection, early 5cent store
chocolate display w/clock(unique), noritake dishes, tooth pick holders,
majellica, Victorian brass/marble plant stand, maghany drop front desk,
still banks, vintage “Elgin” bike, trinket boxes, Mickey mouse gumball
machine, numerous mantle/wall clocks, baskets, wooden kitchen bowls/
paddles, “peacock” carnival glass, cut/press glass, set cane btm chairs,
old photo albums, footstools, walnut drop leaf kitchen table, his/hers
Victorian era parlor chairs, more photos will be posted on auctionzip
daily up to sale day!!!

Auction Terms: cash/ck. Credit cards-premium sale (removal sale day only)

Fabulous upcoming auction: Annual January Antique Extravaganza
Auction-Sat. Jan. 19th. Quality consignments will be accepted. 200 open
spaces still available for this auction!! Need special attention for your
prized antique or rare family heirloom—here is the sale!!!!!

Upcoming Auctions:

 Jan 5th- 10:07am. Large Steuben Co. estate-Pat
Monaham-being moved to the Auction and Event Center.

Jan. 19th- 10:01am The Great Annual Antique Extravoganza auction at the Carter Event Center.
Large estate gun auction-appx. 150 guns plus. Acepting consignments of
guns and related sportman items. Date to be announced. Quality consignments always welcome!!



BRADFORD, Pa. – In an effort to help families cover the cost of college education, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will adjust its criteria to enable more full-time freshmen and transfer students entering Pitt-Bradford in Fall 2013 to qualify for merit scholarships.

Full-time freshman commuter students enrolling in fall 2013 with an SAT of 930 or higher (math and critical reading only) and high school grade-point average of 2.5 or higher will qualify for a $2,000 merit scholarship.

In-state transfer students enrolling in fall 2013 with a 2.50 GPA and 12 credits from another institution will qualify for a $3,000 merit scholarship, if living on campus, or $1,000, if commuting. The criteria for these awards are different from those applied in previous years and only apply for students entering Pitt-Bradford in fall 2013.

“We’re very mindful of the struggles families in our region and beyond experience as they strive to keep up with the rising cost of a college education,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president.

“Providing substantial merit scholarships is one of many ways in which we continue to make our high quality education accessible to low- and moderate-income families.”

Merit scholarships are provided to students at the time of admission and are independent of any other financial aid they may receive.

Eligibility for scholarships is determined by the offices of admissions and financial aid, but general awards are as follows:

New full-time Pennsylvania freshmen living on campus can receive $5,500 to $6,000 per year for four years; and new full-time out-of-state freshmen living on campus can receive $11,500 per year for four years.

New out-of-state transfer students may receive up to $9,500 per year for four years, while new out-of-state freshmen commuters can receive $8,000 per year for four years.

For more information on Pitt-Bradford merit scholarships or financial aid, contact the Office of Admissions at (814)362-7555 or the Office of Financial Aid at (814)362-7550.

National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection to Host Public Meeting

12/19/2012 03:44 PM EST
The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will host a 2-day public meeting to review and discuss strengthening agency verification activities pertaining to veal and categorizing FSIS regulations as public health regulations. The meeting will be held Jan. 16-17, 2013.

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips as Winter Storm Strikes

12/21/2012 10:00 AM EST
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing recommendations for safe food handling to those affected by the winter storms and other types of severe weather.

Sagewood is seeking interested candidates for Therapeutic Staff Support In Potter County


12/21/2012 09:08 AM EST
Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its Mylan Institutional business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the retail level of three lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg (Lots 3037841, 3040859 and 3042573). The three lots were manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, and Mylan Institutional repackaged and distributed the product in unit dose (CD100) under the UDL Laboratories, Inc. (n/k/a Mylan Institutional Inc.) label. 

12/21/2012 11:08 AM EST
Dietary Supplements

12/21/2012 02:49 PM EST
S&M International Inc, Bayonne, NJ is recalling Yang Sheng cooked salted duck eggs, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause serious life-threating illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look smelled or spoiled. 
12/21/2012 01:19 PM EST
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) today announced that it is in the process of conducting a voluntary recall involving Grab ‘n Go Vantage portable oxygen cylinder units. Praxair is making a minor modification to the affected units as they come in for routine servicing and filling.

Lane restriction at I-180 WB crash scene near Montoursville

7:35 a.m. UPDATE re: Lane restriction at I-180 WB crash scene near Montoursville

7:35 a.m. UPDATE: I-180 westbound is back to a single-lane closure at this time.
The lane restriction is expected to be in place for at least a couple more hours.
Motorists should plan extra time for their travels.

7:05 a.m. UPDATE: The 9-1-1 Center in Lycoming County is now indicating that I-180 westbound will be closed for a period of time in order to move the tractor trailer that crashed west of Route 87.

I-180 westbound traffic will be detoured via the RED detour route.

Original advisory:
Motorists traveling Interstate 180 westbound near Montoursville are advised to be alert for a lane closure due to a truck crash between Route 87 and Third Street (Exits 21 and 23).

The westbound lane restriction is expected to be in place through the morning hours.

Plan extra time for your travels.

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 21 at 10:59AM EST until December 22 at 7:00PM EST by NWS


Vehicle Into A Tree On Rt. 66 Near Kane

Vehicle Into A Tree 
At 2:43 AM on Friday, Kane Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 66  & Jo Jo Road for a vehicle into a tree. Possibly no injury.

Chris Eldridge: A final goodbye

Chris Eldridge: A final goodbye

Chris Eldridge: rescuer, broadcaster, dispatcher, disaster manager, husband and friend

Wellsville, NY --Friends and family said a final goodbye to Christopher Dale Eldridge Thursday. The 43-year old lost his decades old fight with a stubborn cancer on Sunday. 

Today, friends, family and colleagues, in some cases, traveled miles to pay their respects. During the funeral there were stories, some funny, some spiritual. 

Words were offered by Police Chief and friend Timothy Walsh, local radio legend Rod Beihler, emergency services chiefs and friends Erik Potter and Chris Martelle, Regional newspaper editor John Anderson and Chris' wife, Renee. 

Fire and EMS apparatus from New York and Pennsylvania participated in the procession down Main Street, coordinated by county fire District coordinator Shawn Taylor. See more at Regional News Network