DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Coudersport Vol FireDept. Responded to traffic control

Responded to traffic control at E Second x Crandal st. Cdspt Boro. For a vehicle that lost control and slid off the highway. Assisted by Cdspt Boro Pd, Kightlingers.

Responded to box 46-05 Sartwell Crk. Rd. Mutual aid for s reported structure fire...Roulette command requested all 48 units to cover Their station, fire under control. Returned a short time later. Eng 1, Tnkr 5 with crews/officers responded.

Responded to 101 Buffalo st(Hill residence) box 48-03 Cdspt boro. Reported structure fire/smoke investigation..remained on scene a shirt time, determined to be a CO 2 problem..notified UGI. Eng 48-1,Tower 48-9 with full crews and officers responded.

Members unburied fire hydrants throughout the boro...throughout the day.

Triple MAG - local TV show going national

Local hunting show goes national 

Triple MAG, a local family hunting show, will move from ROOT Sports this January to the Sportsman's Channel. 

Follow Triple MAG in their all new season with a gator hunt in Florida. The first episode for the new season will air Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 7:00am. Other weekly air times will be Saturdays at 3:30am and Sundays at 5:00pm. Check your local cable provider for channel line-up information. 

Don't forget to follow Triple MAG and like them on Facebook.

Fire Alarm At Johnsonburg Hi Rise

Cross Streets: WATER ST * VFW RD

Vehicle Crash In Friendship With Injuries

Vehicle Crash In Friendship With Injuries
At 9:26 PM on Saturday, Friendship has 2 ambulances en route to Olean General Hospital from a crash on County Road 20 in Friendship. No other details yet.

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 120 By Laurel Run Reservoir

12/29/2012 8:09:38 PM



Edna J. Sullivan, 69 of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Bradford, PA

Edna J. Sullivan
Edna J. Sullivan, 69 of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Bradford, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Wake County Hospice Center, Raleigh.

She was born on June 9, 1943 in Salamanca, NY, a daughter of the late Andrew and Jessie Smeal Conner.

On December 13, 1975 she married Lyle L. Sullivan; who preceded her in death on August 27, 2005.

She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church where she had been the church Treasurer in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Edna loved spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her free time she enjoyed socializing online and meeting new people. She liked to go to the beach and even moved to Florida to be closer to the beach. While in Florida she began going to flea markets to sell antiques and various handmade crafts that she was skilled in making.

Edna and her husband were the owners of the former Kania Manufacturing, later on she became the head cashier at the Bradford TOPS market for a number of years and finally she had been the footwear manager at the former Bradford K-Mart.

She is survived by one son, Dan (Sherri Hatch) Holley, Jr., Bradford, one daughter, Robin (Dolan) Shoaf, Raleigh, NC, two granddaughters, Amber Holley, Raleigh, Crystal Himes, Bradford, three grandsons, Matthew McAndrew, Scotty Porter, Jr., both of Raleigh, Dustin Holley, Marshburg, two brothers, Clifford (Alberta) Conner, Ormsby, Paul (Mary) Conner, Mt. Alton, one sister, Sandra Good, Bradford, four great grandchildren, eight step children and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. where funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 with the Rev. Patrick J. Cox, pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church officiating.

Entombment will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Theodore P. Stake, Jr., 69, of, Port Allegany, PA

Theodore P. Stake, Jr.
Theodore P. Stake, Jr., 69, of, Port Allegany, PA, died Saturday (December 29, 2012) at his home in Port Allegany.

He was born Apr 11, 1943 in Levittown, a son of Theodore P. and Doris Kerr Stake, Sr. On November 1, 1969 in Roulette, PA, he married Sandra L. Church, who died October 21, 2011.

Mr. Stake was a graduate of Bristol High School.

Mr. Stake owned and operated Ted Stake General Store in Port Allegany for many years and was later employed in the Dietary Dept. at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport retiring in 2002 after 28 years of service.

Mr. Stake enjoyed playing the lottery, cards, wood working and traveling. He also loved to give tractor rides on his new tractor but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by

Two daughters: Heather (Bryan) Bartels of Thomasville, NC, Serena (Kurt) Boylstein of Harrisburg, PA

Three sons: Theodore (Holly) Stake III, in Germany, Nathan (Tara) Stake, in Fort Lee, VA, and Jason (Kari) Stake of Port Allegany, PA

8 grandchildren: Taylor, Hailey, Ayla, Cadence, Mikya, Rory, Kason, and Jared

Several nieces and nephews

Mr. Stake was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother Frank

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan 5, 2012 from 11AM to 12PM at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, 116 Arnold Ave, Port Allegany, PA where funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Joann Piatko pastor of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, officiating

Memorials may be made to S.W. Smith Library, Church St., Port Allegany, PA 16743
Port Allegany Ambulance Association, Port Allegany, PA 16743

Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, Inc. Port Allegany.

The Spunky Norwegian Foundation has awarded 2 scholarships to Mansfield University

The Spunky Norwegian Foundation has awarded 2 scholarships to Mansfield University. One in the name of Ole B. Bull the Norwegian violin virtuoso who started the Norwegian Communities in 1852 at Crossfork PA ; now the home of Ole Bull State Park. That Scholarship will go to the violin major in the music department. The other under the name of her Excellency Dr. Inez Stewart Bull will go to the piano major of the university.

In addition the foundation has given Ray Knight from St. Marys a grant to purchase music instruments and associated equipment for his combined high school band.

The foundation has also set aside a special fund for the move and relocation of the museum buildings now located on Cherry Springs Road in Galeton to a larger piece of land that will house the New Ole Bull Museum and Scandinavian gift shop with hopes that it will be open in time for the 61st Ole Bull Music Festival to be held in October of 2013 at Galeton High School. Please refer to the foundation’s web site for further and changing information at

Rollover Crash On Rt. 15

Rollover Crash On Rt. 15
At 5:39 PM on Saturday, Mansfield and Tioga Fire Depts. have been dispatched to Rt. 15 near Park Hill for a one vehicle rollover crash. Report Southbound lane north of the Mill Creek Bridge in Tioga Township.

Rollover Crash with Confinement

Rollover Crash with Confinement
At 5:29 PM on Saturday, Middlebury Fire Dept. and ambulance along with medics have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash with confinement on the Sherman Hill Road in Middlebury Township.

Coudersport Dispatched For Smoke Investigation

Coudersport Dispatched For Smoke Investigation
At 4:45 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. was dispatched to 101 Buffalo Street for a smoke investigation. Reported to be the Hill residence.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce

I want to personally thank everyone who has made a donation to the fire victims. Here is another way to donate...the fire department auxiliary will host a chicken and biscuit dinner next Saturday 4-7pm. The money raised with benefit the families.
The chamber will be open 10-noon Monday to accept donations for the fire victims.

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 29 at 2: 46PM EST until December 29 at 4:00PM EST by NWS


Fire Reported On Sartwell Creek Road In Roulette Township

Electrical Fire On Sartwell Creek Road
At 2:29 PM on Saturday, Roulette and Coudersport  Fire Depts. have been dispatched to an electrical fire at 472 Sartwell Creek Road in Roulette Township.
2:40 CHIEF 46-10 ON SCENE 

Michelle L. MILLS, 46, of Ulysses, PA

Michelle L. MILLS, 46, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, December 28, 2012 in her home. 

She was born August 16, 1966, in Coudersport, PA. On February 10, 2001, in Ulysses, she married Terrance L. “Terry” Mills, who survives. 

A 1984 graduate of Northern Potter High School, she was employed by ACCORD in Belmont, NY, Adelphia and Telcove in Coudersport, and Alstom in Hornell, NY. 

Surviving besides her husband, Terry, are: her father, William D. Shutt of Genesee; a son, Bryan D. (Julianna) Kear of Pittsburgh, PA; five daughters, Tracy (Stephen) Mills of McGuire AFB, NJ, Katlyn (Patrick Dow) Kear of Austin, PA, Adrienne Mills of Ulysses, Terilee Mills of Ulysses, and Laura Mills of Ulysses; seven grandchildren; a sister, Amy Loring of Wellsville, NY; a brother, William D. Shutt, Jr. of Genesee, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She was predeceased by her mother, Jean C. McCann Shutt, on July 29, 2009. 

A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in the Ulysses First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jason K. Reed, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center (Garden Fund), c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

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

I-80 EB lane closures at Crash Scene Exit 212 in Northumberland County


I-80 EB lane closures at Exit 212 in Northumberland County

Saturday @ 1:45 p.m.:

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 eastbound in Northumberland County are
advised to be alert for lane closures at the scene of a crash at the Route
Interchange at this time.

The eastbound driving lane and the ramp acceleration lane are closed and
expected to be shut down for the next few hours while the crash scene is

Be alert to the possibility of slow-moving or stopped traffic well in
of Exit 212 in Northumberland County this afternoon.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any

phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

To view a complete list of Travel Advisories: Click

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 29 at 1: 44PM EST until December 29 at 7:00PM EST by NWS


Fire destroys couple's home in Bolivar

Fire destroys couple's home in Bolivar---there is no fire causes identified

Regional Network News
BOLIVAR — Bolivar and Richburg firefighters knocked the fire down quickly, said Bolivar Fire Chief James Beaton, but there was little that could be saved Thursday at a residence on Friendship Street.

Beaton said the fire at the home of Oscar and Joyce Gaines was accidental. It started at the stove, investigators determined. The trailer was still standing, but is not livable, Beaton said.

“The major damage was to the kitchen area — a lot of smoke and heat damage to the rest of the trailer,” he said. “Nobody was home at the time.”

Lots Of Snow In Potter County--Sno Cam

Sweden Valley Hotel & Cabins
1307 E. 2nd St - PA Rte 6
Coudersport, Pa 16915
Call us at 814-274-8770
Budget Hotel & Cabin Lodging
Next to the Sweden Valley Inn -  Great Pub
Next to Sweden Valley Mini Mart -  Gas & Food
Snowmobile Accessible
Sweden Hill SnoCam
Coudersport, Potter County, PA

SnoCam is located 2 miles SE of the
Potter County Snowmobile Club
Elevation 2419 feet

Sandra L. Harris, 66, Windchester, VA, formerly of Eldred, PA

Sandra L. Harris 
 beloved wife, mother and grandmother

Sandra L. Harris, 66, Windchester, VA, formerly of Eldred, PA, passed away Tuesday (December 25th, 2012) at the Evergreen Health Center following a lengthy illness.

Born July 3rd, 1946 in Wellsville she was a daughter of Allen W. and Kathryn E. Stahlman Aiken. In Oakridge, Tennessee in 1982 she married Charles A. Harris, who survives.

Sandy was a 1964 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and later attended secretarial school. She Resided in Germany before moving to Virginia in 1985.

She was employed in retail sales at K-Mart in Windchester for 7 years before her illness.

Sandy loved going to Ocean City (Maryland) Beach with her family. She also enjoyed cooking and taking walks.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Brian (Christie) McLaughlin of Windchester; one daughter, Shelly (Robert) Grant of Oakridge, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Brooke and Avery McLaughlin and Terrance Grant; five sisters, Cheri (Al) Ambrose of Laurel, Maryland, Judy Eaton of Eldred, Bonnie Kovac of Lascassas, Tennessee, Pam Holly of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and Kim (Micky Lyman) Mason of Eldred.

She was preceded in death by a son, Todd A. Aiken on September 5th, 1970.

Friends may call Friday (January 4th, 2013) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 12 to 2 pm at which time a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. Burial will follow in St. Raphael’s Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington’s disease Foundation of the donor’s choice.

Sylvia R. Platko, 96, formerly of 33 Nookside Lane, Bradford, PA

Sylvia R. Platko, 96, formerly of 33 Nookside Lane, Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, December 28th, at The Pavilion at BRMC. 

There will be no public services. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. On line condolences may be made at

Dance Class

Chocolates, cookies sweets galore
Now it's time to hit the dance floor!

Dance Fitness Class (formally zumba) will start again in Port Allegany at the Moose Wednesday the 2nd, and in Eldred at the Boro Fire Hall Thursday the 3rd. The classes start at 6:30 and last an hour. Each class is designed to raise your heart rate, tone your body, and burn calories while you dance to the latest songs. The classes are taught by Saree Frederick who has two years experience teaching dance. Classes are held four nights a week: Monday and Wednesday at Port, and Tuesday and Thursday in Eldred. Not sure if this is for you? Your first class is free. After that there is a $4 fee per night. If you come to all four in a week, Thursday will be free for you as well.

There will be a weight loss competition once again to those who are interested. You do not need to attend class to be in this. Weigh ins will be on Mondays in Port, and Thursdays in Eldred. The fee for that is $5 total! The winner takes all and goes by percentages.

So put on your sneakers, grab a bottle of water and head to class!

Snowing In Little Marsh, PA

Nancy Thomas Photo

Chimney Fire In Otto Township

Chimney Fire In Otto Township
At 9:54 AM on Saturday, Otto Township, Rew, and Eldred Township fore Depts. have been dispatched to a chimney fire at 949 Main Street in Otto Township.

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 29 at 6: 42AM EST until December 29 at 7:00PM EST by NWS


Winter Weather Advisory issued December 29 at 4: 25AM EST until December 29 at 7:00PM EST by NWS


Lost Dog has been found

Lost Dog!!!

Jim, we lost our beagle on Friday at 6p.m. We live on Academy Street in Ulysses. He hasn't been spotted anywhere but fear he may be stuck in the snow and are asking snowmobilers to keep watch for him. His name is Cletus.
Cletus has been found.

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 29 at 12: 51AM EST until December 29 at 7:00PM EST by NWS


1-5 Complete Estate Auction, Saturday, January 5th, At Daniel A. Carter Inc. Allegany, NY


Fire & EMS Responding To One Vehicle Crash On Route 6

One Vehicle Crash On Route 6
At 12:07 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident 1/2 mile past Ambulance Station on Route 6. Report vehicle into guide rail off the roadway into a ditch. On Scene Report one person injured.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thompson Talks About The Fiscal Cliff

Published on Dec 12, 2012
Welcome to the first edition of "5th District Mailbox," a periodic update from Washington where I will choose a notable piece of constituent mail and share with you my response through online video. This week's topic is an important one that I've heard from many of you on: the so-called "Fiscal Cliff."

Police Say Teen Was Under The Influence Of Alcohol

A Coudersport teen will be charged with underage drinking after State Police found him walking north under the influence of alcohol on Route 872 in the Jenkins Hill area of Eulalia Township on Wednesday at 11:35 PM.

Justin Barentine, 19, of 2048 Dividing Ridge Road, Coudersport, PA, will be cited by Trooper Bryan Uhl in District Court.

One Car Crash On First Fork Road

A Coudersport woman was not injured when her vehicle went out of control on a snow covered First Fork Road in Sylvania Township on Wednesday and slid into a culvert where it rolled on it's side.

Lisa A. Pitre, 28, of Coudersport, PA, was wearing a lap & shoulder belt, when she crashed. Trooper Timothy Mix of the Coudersport barracks investigated.

We Are Central PA Video of Emporium Heroes

A column by John Anderson

Hoping there will never be a final call for our firefighters

A column by John Anderson
WELLSVILLE —On Saturday, Dec. 22, firefighters from three counties and two states were responding to a fully-involved structure fire in Ceres near Dave's Diner, just outside of Bolivar.

As the tones ended and the airwaves were clear, an eerie announcement came across the band. “This is a domestic incident. Troopers heading to the scene, proceed with caution.”

Troopers made it to the scene, put a man in a car, then later arrested him for arson and two family members were inside. A family member said he had threatened this harm against the family in the past.

On Christmas Eve in the Rochester suburb of Webster, firefighters didn't have that warning. Read more...

REMINDER to snowmobilers

Road crews have kept up w/recent snow storm, now have roads widened out...REMINDER to snowmobilers that if your on a public highway all rules of the road apply even if your on a sled ie; speed, lic.,ins., lanes of traffic, dui..officers will be on sleds patrolling/enforcement... please have a safe weekend.

Richburg and Bolivar dispatched To Allentown Rd. MVA

At 8:28 PM on Friday Richburg and Bolivar were dispatched to the Allentown Rd. east of the Clark Rd for a one car MVA rollover. Bolivar is on standby.

WJAC TV Video--Emporium Man Tells How He Saved Woman In Fire

2 Vehicle Crash Near Seneca Inn On Rt. 6

2 Vehicle Crash Near Seneca Inn 
At 6:49 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 6 East of Port Allegany for a 2 vehicle crash near the Seneca Inn.
A fire chief on scene reports no injuries. Both vehicles reported off the roadway.

DEP to Unveil New Interactive Exhibit at 2013 Farm Show

DEP to Unveil New Interactive Exhibit at 2013 Farm Show

The Department of Environmental Protection will introduce a new “DEP at Home” exhibit during the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg from Jan. 5 to 12.

DEP at Home is an interactive, educational exhibit fashioned into a home structure that features practices and products promoting energy efficiency and sustainable building materials as well as environmentally friendly and Pennsylvania-produced products for the home.

“Energy efficiency starts in the home,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “This exhibit will be a valuable tool to teach residents about simple, common-sense ways they can increase their home’s efficiency, reduce the amount of energy they consume and save money. We are delighted to roll it out at the Farm Show.”

The three-room exhibit has a bathroom/laundry area, kitchen and living room that showcase décor, appliances and building materials that help improve energy efficiency, water conservation, radon awareness, air quality and other staples of environmental awareness. There is also an outdoor space that includes a dog house with green roofing and a bicycle.
The theme of this year’s farm show is “Made in PA. It makes a difference.” The DEP at Home exhibit will feature many Pennsylvania products, including fiber cement siding headquartered in Valley Forge, Chester County; cork flooring based in the Lancaster, Lancaster County; an Energy Star window from Vandergrift, Westmoreland County; and insulation made in the Erie, Erie County, and Allentown, Lehigh County.
On Sunday, Jan. 6, DEP will host a “Meet the Experts” event from 2 to 6 p.m. with representatives from the companies that donated products to the exhibit available to answer Farm Show visitors’ questions and offer additional energy-efficiency tips. 

DEP will showcase the new exhibit, which was created through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, at home shows, schools and other educational events to continue to promote the benefits of energy efficiency and sustainable building practices.

The exhibit goes hand-in-hand with a series of quarterly webinars, also called DEP at Home, produced by DEP to educate families about energy-efficient and environmentally friendly practices they can implement in their homes. 

The next webinar, Radon Awareness, will be on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show runs Jan. 5 to 11 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Jan. 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and parking is $10. The Pennsylvania FarmShow Complex and Expo Center is easily accessed from nearby Interstate 81.

For more information or to register for an upcoming DEP at Home webinar, visit and click on the “DEP at Home” button.

Earl L. HARTLAUB, 69, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of York

Earl L. HARTLAUB, 69, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of York, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 in his home. 

Born April 25, 1943, in York, he was the son of Thomas and Portia Barnhart Hartlaub. He was married to the former Barbara J. Sugden, who survives. 

He was employed by Baker’s Stone Quarry in York for 22 years. Retiring to Potter County in 1999, he was employed by Hoopes Turf Farm in Ulysses. 

Earl was a member of NDHP Motorcycle Club, White Rose Motorcycle Club, and camped at the Twin Rivers Campground in Addison, NY. 

Surviving besides his wife, Barbara, are: two sons, Tony Hartlaub and Chris Hartlaub, both of York; a daughter, Carla Bury of York; a step-son, Richard (Amanda) Pratt, III of Wellsville, NY; three step-daughters, Tracey (Matthew) Waters and Nykol (Jayme) McMichael, both of Whitesville, NY, and Michelle (Armondo) Rosario of Jamestown, NY; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Dixie) Hartlaub of Red Lion, PA; five sisters, Nadine (Charlie) Owlier of York, Fran (George) Gladfelter of Dover, PA, Gloria (Carl) Miller of Thomasville, PA, Dee (Wayne) Morris of York, and Sue (Paula O’Brien) Anderson of Matthews, NC; nieces and nephews. 

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the God’s Food Pantry, 7 Alliance Ave., Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the funeral home to assist with expenses. 

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

Clifford O. “Cliffy” Mesler, 94, of Shinglehouse, PA

Clifford O. Mesler 
 “Loved by all

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA--Clifford O. “CliffyMesler, 94, of Shinglehouse, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, after a long illness.

Born November 30, 1918 on the Eleven Mile, Shinglehouse, he was a son of Frank and Minnie Goodrich Mesler. On July 5, 1941 on the stage of the Shinglehouse carnival, he married Gertrude P. Elliott, who passed away on February 12, 2002.

He attended Bedford Corners School in Portville, NY. Mr. Mesler served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a self employed dairy farmer and milk hauler. For many years, he owned and operated C.O. Mesler School Bus Company in Shinglehouse. He also owned the Shagbark Campground in Shinglehouse.

Mr. Mesler attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. He was a member of Sharon Lodge #598 F & AM, a member of the Corning Consistory, and a member of Ismailia Shrine in Buffalo. He was a life member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department and a life member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, a member of the Wellsville VFW, a member of the Potter County Honor Guard where he served as chaplain, and a member of the Moose Club of Wellsville.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing ponies—having owned the Oswayo Valley Downs in Shinglehouse, playing euchre and singing karaoke. Cliffy touched many lives.

Surviving are two sons, Bruce V. “Red” (Sue) Gardner of Little Genesee, NY and Stephen “Steve” (Rebecca) Mesler of North Carolina; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, William (Lina) Mesler of Shinglehouse; many nieces and nephews; and many friends whom he considered his family.

In addition to his parents and wife, Cliffy was predeceased by ten brothers and sisters.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11am. The Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate. Committal services and burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
Members of Sharon Lodge #598 F & AM will conduct memorial services on Sunday evening at 8:30pm in the funeral home. Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, 1005 East Honeoye Street, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

A fond memory of Cliffy may be expressed at

Cameron County Chamber collecting kitchen and bath items

The chamber is collecting kitchen and bath items for a family who has no insurance and lost everything in the fire. They need utensils, pots pans, dishes, towels blankets etc. If you have barely used items or are willing to purchase new items drop them off at the chamber. We will be sure to give them directly to the man, wife and 20 year old son.

family two is a single mother with two young girls.
the girls only have the shoes on their feet when they left the house. They need size 10-11 little girls boots, sneakers and size 13 or woman's 1 boots sneakers. The smallest girl wears a 4t and needs all clothes,...the older has been given pants but needs tops size 8 girls. they have insurance and are staying with relatives till they find a new home.

  The chamber office will be a drop off site for items for the fire victims. We have been notified that clothing is needed for an 8 and 3 year old girl. Sizes 8 and 4. Please drop off only clean clothing neatly packed in bags. The chamber will be open 9-1pm tomorrow.

NWS Snowfall Forecast For Saturday

Good Friday afternoon to everyone,

Here's the latest snow fall forecast map for tomorrow's snow event. It looks like a widespread 2-4 inches with some isolated 5" amounts possible. Most of the snow will fall in the morning and could fall quite heavy for a bit. Driving will be treacherous, so give yourself plenty of time to get where you have to go. Stay safe and enjoy the fresh snow!

Potter County Commissioners Minutes for December 13, 2012

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 28 at 2: 19PM EST until December 29 at 7:00PM EST by NWS


Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda for December 27, 2012

Capitol Update

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Capitol Update
Friday, December 28, 2012
 The latest news from the State Capitol
New Website Boosts Government Accountability, Transparency

Working to make government more accountable to the citizens of Pennsylvania, the new Pennsylvania Web Accountability, Transparency and Contract Hub (PennWATCH) website was officially launched last week. Established by Act 18 of 2011, the site has all departmental and agency budget expenditures available online, including expenditure and revenue information; performance measures; agency websites; relevant employee data; and compensation information. Any information made available on PennWATCH for a given fiscal year must remain on the site for a period of at least eight years.

 Check it out here.
197th Session of the General Assembly Begins Jan. 1

Lawmakers from across the Commonwealth will be at the state Capitol on New Year’s Day to be sworn into office for the 197th session of the General Assembly. The state Constitution requires the General Assembly to meet at noon on the first Tuesday of January of each year, and this year just happens to fall on the holiday. If you get tired of watching football that day, feel free to log on to to watch the ceremony.

I look forward to the opportunity to serve the people of Cameron, McKean and Potter counties in 2013 and wish you a happy and healthy new year!
Yellow Dot Program Packets Available at My Offices

Take steps to protect yourself in the event of a vehicle accident by participating in the state’s Yellow Dot program. The program was first brought to the Bradford area earlier this year by the Bradford Area High School SALSA Club. It was recently launched statewide by PennDOT. Click here to learn more about this initiative that helps provide first responders with key information about you that could help save your life.

Yellow Dot packets are available for pick-up at my offices in Bradford, 78 Main St., first floor, or Coudersport, 107 S. Main St., Room 1. Stop by and take advantage of this public safety initiative.

Burn Victim At Pittsburgh Corning

Burn Victim At Pittsburgh Corning
At  2:00 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Ambulance has been dispatched to Pittsburgh Corning on North Main Street in Port Allegany for a male patient who has suffered burns to his face and chest.
EMS has called for a helicopter
2:09 PM--Port Allegany Fire Dept. called to set up landing zone at Pittsburgh Corning

False Alarm At Eldred Township Fire Hall

False Alarm 
At 1:30 pm on Friday-- A commercial fire alarm at the Eldred Township Fire Hall was a false alarm.  Units from Eldred Township FD and Eldred FD were RECALLED.

Crash On Catlin Hollow With Injuries

Crash On Catlin Hollow With Injuries
At 12:58 PM on Friday, Wellsboro and Middlebury Fire Depts. have responded to a 2 pickup truck crash on Catlin Hollow with injuries

The Roulette Township Office, Roulette Public Library and Roulette Recycling will be closing at 4PM today

The Roulette Township Office, Roulette Public Library and Roulette Recycling will be closing at 4PM today and will not reopen for business until Wednesday, January 2nd, for normal business hours due to a major electrical wiring repair in the main building. If there are any emergencies, call 814-544-7549 and leave a voice message. Your message will be forwarded to my cell phone and I will return your call and address whatever is needed for you. If it is not an emergency, either call back on Wednesday, or leave a message and it will be addressed on Wednesday when the office reopens.

Have a Happy New Year

Jonathan Huff, CFM
Secretary / Treasurer

Roulette Water Leak Update

 Roulette Water Leak Update
Due to yet another substantial increase in our leaks, we were forced to make a drastic emergency decision today. We estimate that the combined leaks had reached between 150,000 and 170,000 gallons per day, in addition to the actual consumption that topped a total of 230,000 gallons over the past 24 hours. We were left with no alternative other than to isolate the one leak that we could, the one on Pomeroy Street, and shut that section of the main water distribution line down completely. 

Fortunately, it only affects one customer, but unfortunately that customer will be without water service until at least next Wednesday when our leak locating professional can be here to assist us in pinpointing the source. 

Customers on the western end of Main Street may have noticed that their water service was off for a brief period of time this morning while we made the necessary adjustments to the system, but those customers’ service has been restored. We would like to thank everyone involved with the process thus far for their patience and assistance while we try to navigate through this problem. As inconvenient and trying as the intermittent disruptions to their service are, they are not without absolute necessity.

Jonathan Huff, CFM
Secretary / Treasurer
Municipal EMC
Water / Wastewater Operator

Roulette Township Supervisors
80 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 253
Roulette, PA  16746-0253
Office: 814-544-7549
Fax:      814-544-4044

Snowmobile Club Open For Breakfast & Lunch

The Potter County Snowmobile Club will be open for Breakfast & Lunches.

Breakfast--8 AM To 11 am
Lunch--11 AM To 3 PM

Local Program Supports Car-Pooling To Work

Local Program Supports Car-Pooling To Work

vanpooladvantageTransportation is one of the biggest barriers for people who want to work, but have no way to get where the jobs are. A partnership spelled out during a recent Potter County Commissioners meeting removes that obstacle. 

The Vanpool Advantage Network (VAN) subsidizes transportation pooling, according to Area Transportation Authority spokesman Rich Viglione. For example, if seven or more out-of-town residents work the same shift at Empereon Marketing in Coudersport, they can ride together to and from work through VAN. 

Even if commuters own a vehicle, they can save money and take advantage of tax deductions by using VAN. Employers are also given incentives to become involved with VAN. Viglione said a minimum employee group of seven is required to qualify for VAN. More details are available at a toll-free number, 1-866-282-4968.

WESB News-Emporium Fire--McKean County Raises Taxes

Pauline Gorg, 89, of Gaines, PA

Pauline Gorg, 89, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 11:00-12:00pm. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:00pm.

Milo G. Cline, III, 63, of 50 Langmaid Lane, formerly of 788 West Washington St., Bradford, PA

Milo G. Cline, III, 63, of 50 Langmaid Lane, formerly of 788 West Washington St., Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at The Bradford Manor. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., with a full obituary. Online condolences can be expressed at

Roulette Water To Be Off On West Main Street


Tami M. Brown-Schill, 24, of Fourth Ave., Williamsport, PA

Tami M. Brown-Schill

Tami M. Brown-Schill, 24, of Fourth Ave., Williamsport, PA, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Tami had worked as a direct care provider at Hope Enterprises. She loved spending time with her nieces, enjoyed playing video games and listening to music.

Born Aug. 26, 1988 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of James A. Miller and the former Peggy A. Bickel.

Surviving are her mother and step-father, Burns S. Williams of Williamsport; father, James of Williamsport; brother, James Robert Kriner of Columbia, SC; half-brother, Keith B. Garrett of Williamsport; two sisters, Theresa G. Baily of Williamsport and Nancy L. Jeffcoat of Lexington, SC; fiancé Josh Schill, Sr.; two nieces, Abigail E. and Lillian M. Baily; aunt and uncle, Nancy and Joe Chopick; and cousin, Rusty Bickel all of Williamsport.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1656 Scott St., with the Rev. Lauri A. Kerr officiating. Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions name may be made to Hope Enterprises, P.O. Box 1837, Williamsport, PA 17703.

Tami was the adopted daughter of Judy L. Brown of Coudersport, Pa and attended Coudersport Area High School between 2003 and 2005.


Landowners interested in developing “backyard habitats” beneficial to wildlife are encouraged to check out the “Landscaping for Wildlife in Pennsylvania,” available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Written by Marcus Schneck, a noted outdoor and nature writer from Hamburg, Berks County, the 160-page book comes complete with descriptions, drawings and photos of ideal habitat for a variety of species, from hummingbirds to bats, as well as construction plans for a number of wildlife nesting boxes.  The book also contains a chapter on nuisance wildlife and steps to address certain situations, as well as the importance of planting native species and a listing of recommended plants.

“While spring garden plantings may be several weeks away, now is the time to begin drawing up plans,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director.  “If you are interested in seeing and helping wildlife on your property, then this book is a must.  It can help guide any first-time backyard habitat planner, as well as an experienced hand, in helping to create an oasis for wildlife.”

To order the book, which costs $9.43 (plus state sales tax and shipping and handling), visit the Game Commission’s website (, put your cursor over “General Store” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, click on “Visit the Outdoor Shop” in the drop down menu listing, then choose “Pennsylvania Game Commission Outdoor Shop” in the lower left-hand corner, choose “Merchandise” from the banner listing” and then click on “Books” in the categories in the left-hand column.  Orders also are being accepted at 1-888-888-3459.

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 28 at 6: 37AM EST until December 29 at 7:00PM EST by NWS


Winter Weather Advisory issued December 28 at 2: 57AM EST until December 29 at 7:00PM EST by NWS


Thursday, December 27, 2012

10% OFF All Used Vehicles Thru January 5th At Hazel's On Rt. 44 North Of Coudersport

For Sale--Generac 7550 EXL portable generator.

For Sale--Generac 7550 EXL portable generator. Less than 30 hours used. Like New. Bought for $1,180. Sale $900.00 Kept indoors. All accessories still in box. Daniel Causer, 814-225-3681, 903 Barden Brook, Eldred, PA.

Complete Estate Auction, Saturday, January 5th, At Daniel A. Carter Inc. Allegany, NY

Ted J. Hyde, 65, of Smethport, PA

Ted J. Hyde, 65, of Smethport, PA, died Wednesday (December 26, 2012).

He was born April 6, 1947 in Kane, a son of Teddy James and Lena Pais Hyde-Petruzzi.

Mr. Hyde was a 1965 graduate of Smethport Area High School and was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, serving during Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.

Mr. Hyde worked on the Alaskan Pipeline when it was being installed during the 1970’s, and ultimately was employed as a Postal Clerk at the Smethport Post Office.

He was a member of VFW; Smethport Post #2497, the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, and the Smethport Country Club. He was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by
one sister: Tina Petruzzi of Smethport, and several cousins

He was preceded in death by his biological father, Teddy J. Hyde, Sr. on July 23, 1947, a brother, Thomas Petruzzi on February 3, 1966, his father who raised him, Raymond F. Petruzzi, on September 3, 2008, and his mother, Lena D. Petruzzi on September 2, 2010.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 30th, at 1 P.M., at the VFW; Smethport Post #2497. Military Honors will be accorded by members of the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport and John Berg Post #976 of Crosby.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the VFW; Smethport Post #2497, or the Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport. Online condolences may be made at

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

Used Modern Natural Gas Space Heater Needed

Gas Heater Needed
We're looking for a used modern natural gas space heater that vents to a chimney for an apartment in the Bolivar area.
585-506-7162. Must be able to be approved by gas company.
Looking for about 30,000 btu. Limited space.

Bolivar apartment for rent. Needs handyman. Some cleanup necessary.

Judith A. Eddy, 71, of 73 Williams Street, Bradford, PA

Judith A. Eddy, 71, of 73 Williams Street, Bradford, PA, passed away, Monday, December 24, 2012 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born November 10, 1941 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Julia (Campogiani) Brown.

Ms. Eddy was a 1960 graduate of Bradford High School. She lived in Tokyo for several years and Virginia for a number of years, before returning to Bradford in 1976.

She attended Grace Lutheran Church.

She had worked at Bradford Regional Medical Center for 27 years. She worked in the X-ray department and then in the Operating Room as a scheduler from where she retired in 2006.

Mrs. Eddy was a foster mother for many years for numerous children.

Surviving are two children, a daughter, Cynthia A. Shoemaker, of Milroy and a son, Christopher L. (Elizabeth Sue) Eddy, of Pittsburgh; two foster children, Eric Shultz of St Marys and Natasha Skaggs of Philladelphia; one brother David R. Brown, of DuBois, two sisters, Karen Swackhamer, and Barbara J. Witchen, both of Bradford; four grandchildren, Jamie Eddy, Gracie Eddy, Alexander Shoemaker and Ian Shoemaker and several nieces and nephews.

At Mrs. Eddy's request, there will be no public visitation and funeral services will be private.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

Online condolences may be made at

Beverly L. Comes, 74, of Irish Hollow Rd., Smethport, PA

Beverly L. Comes
Beverly L. Comes, 74, of Irish Hollow Rd., Smethport, PA, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2012) in Sena Kean Manor.

Born March 8, 1938, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Levin and Grace Phalon Larson. On Oct. 20, 1956, she married Richard D. Bosworth, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 27, 1982, in Smethport, she married Paul D. Comes, who survives.

Mrs. Comes was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1956.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church of Smethport. She enjoyed volunteering at Sena Kean Manor with her husband, for several years.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Paul, are three sons, Bruce R.T. (Brenda) Bosworth and Richard L. (Cindy) Bosworth both of Port Allegany, Jeff D. Bosworth of Atlanta, GA; two daughters, Nancy A. Wilber of Smethport, Marjorie J. Simpson of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren: Nicholas, Jacob, Adam, Amanda, Kari, Michael, and Zachary; two stepsons, David (Sharon) Comes of Dalmatia, PA, Paul (Rachel) Comes, Jr. of Ft. Defiance, VA; three stepdaughters, Judy (David) Lowe of Eldred, Victoria (Richard) Bickford, and Virginia (Stacy) Lunn both of Smethport; 9 stepgrandchildren, 17 stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Carlton A. (Shirley) Larson of Port Allegany; four sisters, Betty (James) Redington of Randolph, NY, Donna Jewart of Pooler, GA, Lois (Vern) Howe of McCormick, SC, and Marjorie Burr of Bradenton, FL; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Robert and John Larson; a son-in-law, Rodney Simpson and a grandson, Kurt Simpson.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday (Dec. 31, 2012) in St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Smethport, with Rev. Vince Cieslewicz, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

A scriptural wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to St. Elizabeth’s Building Fund, Sena Kean Manor Auxiliary, or Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9638.