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Rabies Clinic

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Saturday, January 12, 2013


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Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 8:54 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a patient to go to CCMH.

Coudersport Ambulance To E. Maple Street

At 8:12 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to E. Maple Street for a man fallen.

Dense Fog Advisory issued January 12 at 7:22PM EST until January 13 at 12: 00PM EST by NWS


Owners Of The 2 Dogs On Dingman Rd. Has Connected Us

If anyone has seen the 2 dogs on Dingman Rd the owners are looking for them the fence was off and they got out. If you see them or if you can get them in your yard the owners would appreciate it very much. You can call Betty  if you have caught them or seen them. The yellow lab will come to you when called the other dog is a little skid dish. Thank you 
Dog's have been found and are back home. Thanks 

2 Men Have Fallen From A Roof In Coryville

2 Men Have Fallen From A Roof In Coryville
At 12:35 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township QRS, Eldred Ambulance with 2 ambulances and Medic 16 have been dispatched to 1665 Rt. 446 for 2 males in their late 40's who have fallen from a 2 story house roof.  A helicopter has been placed on standby.
ALS from Port Allegany Ambulance has been dispatched. 

Coudersport Borough Has A New Website

Click picture to see Coudersport's new website. Officials say there isn't much on it yet, but more will be added.

New York State Is Downstream From PA's Toxic Waste

Democrat and Chronicle: Triple Divide, Potter's Toxic waste and Bear Lake Injection wells

The following link is the Democrat and Chronicle on the Triple Divide, The monstrous toxic frack-waste impound/treatment facility planned for Potter and the injection wells near the Tamarack swamp near Corry Pa:

Democrat and Chronicle:

The Triple Divide is that fabled spot in the Pennsylvania hills just south of the New York border where the headwaters of three rivers reside nearly side-by-side. The Genesee, the Allegheny and the west branch of the Susquehanna — which ultimately flow north into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, southwest to the Gulf of Mexico and southeast to Chesapeake Bay, respectively — all rise in the same field near Gold, Pennsylvania.

Triple Divide: As new film shows, everything’s downstream.

Potter County Jobless Rate Declines To 8.7%

Potter County Jobless Rate Declines To 8.7%

chartbetterPotter County saw a considerable drop in its unemployment rate during November, while most other counties in the region had little change. 

Potter’s seasonably adjusted jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent, down from 9.2 percent the previous month. Cameron County edged back up to 11.1 percent from the 10.9 percent jobless rate in October. McKean County’s rate remained steady at 8 percent. 

Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information officials cautioned that these statistics reflect the percentage of adults who are collecting unemployment compensation (UC), one condition of which is that they are supposed to be “actively looking for work.” 

The figures do not take into account those whose UC benefits ran out, nor those who are working in part-time positions or finding other sources of income. Pennsylvania’s jobless rate was 7.8 in November, as was the national rate.

Farm Show after dark: cleaning 24 acres in less than 9 hours

Farm Show after dark: cleaning 24 acres in less than 9 hours

By Donald Gilliland |
The crowds begin to migrate toward the exits before the voice comes over the loudspeaker to announce the Pennsylvania Farm Show is closing for the night, but hundreds linger til the final call. Read more...

Matt Bodamer has been named a MaxPreps Small School All-American

Port Allegany quarterback Matt Bodamer has been named a MaxPreps Small School All-American.

The Pennsylvania Football News and Gatorade had already named Bodamer the State Player of the Year after he became the state's career yardage leader with 10,948 yards. This year he completed 227 of 323 passes for 3,951 yards and 52 touchdowns.

Bodamer’s teammate, wide receiver Nick Conway, was named a second team All American.

There are 2 dogs running loose on Dingman run

 Two Dogs Loose

There are 2 dogs running loose on Dingman run. 3-4 miles up the road from the roulette end. Just past mailbox 772 at about 10:11. They look to be hound mixes, medium sized dogs, 1 brown 1 white. They are wearing red collars with either invisible fence modules or anti bark modules.

Dense Fog Advisory issued January 12 at 8:41AM EST until January 12 at 11: 00AM EST by NWS


Route 14 closed south of traffic light in Canton for crash recovery repairs

Route 14 closed south of traffic light in Canton for crash recovery repairs

Jan. 12, 2012 @ 8:55 a.m.

Motorists in southwestern Bradford County are advised that Route 14 (Sullivan Street) is currently closed in Canton Borough, just south of the traffic light.

A utility crew is on scene to replace a pole that was damaged in a motor vehicle crash last night.

Truck traffic from the south is advised to take Route 15 north at Trout Run to Route 6 east at Mansfield. Truck traffic from the north is advised to take Route 6 west at Troy to Route 15 south at Mansfield. Local car traffic will be detoured onto local streets in Canton.

Emergency responders indicate the Route 14 closure and detour may be needed for eight to 10 hours, ending late afternoon to early evening.

The detour will be lifted once the utility repairs are completed.

27th Annual Premier Antiques Extravaganza Auction January 19

We have been retained by many area Law Firms and executors from many prominent estates to auction off precious family heirlooms from generations past at this grand auction. Items will still be arriving up to auction time!! 
Friday Jan. 18th is our Free Antique Appraisal & Purchasing Day road show! This is open to the public, our antique experts will put their decades of gained experience offering free appraisals and cash purchases or consigned to our auctions!

Impressive Quality Oak 1/4 sawn oak furniture

This is some of the best furniture seen in years!!!!

R.J. Horner oak curve glass corner China cabinet w/ornate hand carved crest/claw feet-scarce find!! Massive oak carved 54" triple curve glass china cabinet/carved hood-lg. roaring lions-paw feet & full interior mirror(stunning pc), A third oak high back suite-raised panel(immaculate condition), massive oak carved "Man of the North", hall seat in original
varnish(the best), oak hinz 57 secretary w/winged sea lions flanking w/ bev. Mirror-orig. varnish, oak "belding" mirrored ice box w/carved lions(scarce), oak heavily carved sideboard w/highback mirror w/gallery top, original varnish oak crystal curve glass curio cabinet w/clawfeet(real cute size), The Best Oak "Man of the North" side by side secretariat w/crystal display/turned rope columns/claw feet in original pristine varnish (simply the best), extraordinary "Man of the North", oak 2 door bookcase w/rolling pin top/gallery/clawfeet-prestine original varnish, oak leaded glass door server w/carved northwind face, oak leaded glass 2 door bkcase w/drawers, oak raised panel dble stack 6 drawer file cabinet(scarce), golden oak 2 door "cowboy" bookcase w/shaped mirror gallery, massive sq. oak dining table w/heavily carved apron/base w/lg.
oversized legs, fancy carved oak highboy w/carved mirror, oak "hotel" chest w/applied carvings & bonnet box(nice model), oak highback secretary w/spoon print design, numerous oak lawyers interchangeable bookcases-incl. macy/globe stepbacks clawfeet/mission, Columbia oak ice box in petite size, oak "mascot" 2 door ice box w/applied carvings, oversized oak lamp table w/eagle claw ball feet(impressive), oak lift top hall seat w/lg. bev. Mirror-coat hooks and applied carvings (1 of 3), oak stick-n-ball room divider, oak carved highchest w/glove boxes-orig. varnish, oak 9' country seed counter.

VICTORIAN FURNISHINGS: Griffin carved library table (A.H. R.J. Horner), vict. Walnut slant frt. Secretary w/ladies head on crest, magh. danner sliding door bkcase, very unusual inlaid game table, vict. Burled walnut 3/4 size cylinder secretary, several vict. Marble top tables, vict. Table pier mirror.

Artworks: Fantastic o/c Alfred De. Breanski. June-river scene w/gilted frame (listed artist), Emile A. Gruppe' pencil sketches, 1889 E.E. Morrise o/c chicks painting w/deep rich gilted frame (crest pc.-listed artist), Gregory Hollyer o/c landscape (listed artist), W. Olbrich o/c landscape, F. Crane o/c river scene, W. Walton-early cow painting, Jamestown NY artist-Hugo Nicholson; numerous quality primitive paintings, 1850 Japanese
block print, sev. Mayfield Parrish prints, Edison Mazza Parrish calendar, 17th century religious plaque, fold art cattle painting, early pastel & water colors offered also.

Rogersware Collection: going for the cows, we boys, fetching the doctor, coming to the parson, checkers up at the farm, weighing the babies, the foundling, why don't you speak for yourself, a frolig at old homestead, the fugitives story ( all from Bolivar, NY estate)

Clocks: numerous oak wall clocks w/advertising-coca cola, calumet, baking powder, bull durham, R.R., ect. 2 fancy oak hanging kitchen clocks, westonorline chime, oak Ithaca grandfather clock, German gustaff Becker wall clock, Victorian city clocks, O.G. triple decker, deco. Marble mantle, deco. China clock, arts crafts oak kg clock (shop of the crafters)

Important Musical Heirlooms: fabulous magh. stella 17"music box w/drawer and extra pieces, Olympia 16" music box w/oak carved case w/original nautical water color(fantastic), guitar national 1930's style O-resinator-low serial #'s(scarce), 1940's Gibson aqustic guitar

Special Interest: 1932 Harley Davison motorcycle-found in local barn (original and untouched) original August 1932 Yankees team ball-signed Babe Ruth/Lou Garig & others (great piece of history)

Lighting: gorgeous peirpoint puffy lamp (petite size), signed peirpoint reverse "ship" lamp w/dolphin base (C. Durand), several hanging leaded glass chandeliers, floor lamp w/ quezel shade, matching pr. Bradley & Hubbard winged cherub figural laps, figural ruby oil lap, gothic stain glass hanging light, heintz art copper helmet lamp, vanbriggle Persian figural lamp w/shade, miller slay panel dble socket lamp, student lamps, reverse painted-Pittsburg lamp.

Art Pottery: Keramis vase w/geometric design (rare), Indian pot, experimental Roseville pottery, Roseville/wisteria/sunflower, collection vanbriggle pottery, Moorcroft, woodland wellar jardinière w/foxes, wellar hanging jardiniere, blue grass art pottery

Arts & Crafts: Gustav lifetime oak 2 door china diminutive size-original clean varnish, gustav oak sideboard-original clean finish, stickley 3 dr. oak library table, 4 oak roycroft chairs-all signed, shop of the crafters "keg" clock, mission oak peg bookshelf, arts & crafts oak tobacco humidor/liquor cabinet (unusual) stickley on limberts, oak arts & crafts
wall dinner bell, arts & crafts mag. Rake, scarce-oak arts & crafts safe (att. To early gustau stickely, hanging arts & crafts lamp, rare-mission oak 3 in 1 stack bookcase/game table (very hard to find), arts & crafts
fireplace set, mission andirons, heint art copper helmet lamp, macey oak mission dble 3 stack bookcase(great model) mission copper tea set.

Country Furnishings: outstanding 2 pc. PA cherry stepback cupboard w/window pane doors(extra clean), wonderful 2 door pie safe in old green paint(crest color &form),mustard yellow pt. wooden churn, early childs wooden buckboard, ptd. Wooden bowls, tramp art jewelry chest, pantry boxes, wooden blanket box in old red paint, oak kitchen hoosier cabinet w/porcelain top (nice), grain ptd. 4 door pantry cupboard w/punch tin, early jam chest, wooden chair in old red paints, early ptd. Park bench, vintage cane collection, period cherry slant front desk w/bracket feet, 2 ptd. Oak apothecary cabinets, childs wooden wheel barrow, ornate cast iron parlor stove, ptd. Stepback cupboard, "Heinz" wooden mince meat bucket w/label.

Decorative Stoneware Collection: 1872 dotted fish (rare), Heisar buffalo-3 gal. jug w/blue, Mugler 3 gal. w/flower, burger 3 gal. w/flowers, Havana 2gal/4 gal. jars w/decorations, west troy 2 gal. jug w/ parrot in branch, unusual 2 sided cobalt decorated crock w/bird & flowers, J.F. Norton bennington pitcher, C.W. Braun Buffalo, R.W. Farring-Elira NY adv. Jug (Watkins, NY), whites Utica 2 gal. w/bird, whites Utica 3 gal. churn, burger 4 gal. jug.

Harley Davidson gasoline station pump-fully restored
(black/orange/chrome), wow!!! Shell gasoline station pump w/ clam shell globe (creampuff!!) Polly gas pump w/ glass globe fully restored-all original old station pumps restored professionally.

Advertising: petroliana-country store-slot machines-gasoline station pumps, diamond tires dble sided porcelain sign 
(extremely scare!!), 2 mills 5 cent slot machines in great working condition, 1930's drink coca-cola a5 cent ice cold sign, 1949 drink coca-cola in bottles w/girl photo (rare), coca-cola lolly pop dble sided sign, coca-cola cast iron sign base, mobile flying pegosist horse license plate tags, delco-light batteries sign, galtex motor oil dble sided porcelain sign, singer sewing
machine tin sign, early sunbeam bread w/girl (great colors), keystone tool sign, bunny bread w/rotating rabbit(rare), 5 cent pepsi-cola tin bottle sign, 1950's drink coca-cola ice cold, sharples cream separator sign, 2 Benjamin Moore paint signs, lg. Texaco sign, hires root beer, Socony 8" motor oil porcelain sign(rare size), beechnut porcelain sign.

Country Store of Times Past: extraordinary maghany stepback slant front store display, 9' oak country store seed counter (makes a great kitchen counter), clarks mile-end 6 drawer oak spool cabinet w/great detail/labels, peerless dyes diamond die cabinet w/roll door ramboor, peerless dye multi drawer base, diamond die adv. Cabinet, wonderful 88 drawer rotary bin w/ stenciling (great find), national brass cash register-#313 myer & smith-buffalo (excellent), fabulous appx. 20' country store counter, oak ribbon cabinet (hard to find), wooden oil
bucket, early Jerome oil pump barrel in old paint/stenciling.

More Outstanding family heirlooms include: 1880 ten dollar gold coin, German Hummel collection (all full bee marks), wooden airplane propeller, Daum Nancy art vase, student floor lamp, matching pr. Magony carved poster beds, mahogany highboy w/mirror & matching dresser, lg. MacArthur picture framed w/signed letter/political buttons, steiff rabbit, quantity good costume jewelry, 2 early gaming wheels, fold art cat inkwell, oriental bronze carved jardinières, Halloween post card albums, 34" Francis Schmidt doll, early 18th cent. Lg. china head doll, armond marsa, baby bylo, enterprise #3 coffee mill, Kendal oil salesman sample case (unique), scarce 3/4 size safe(salesman sample), black amoor horseshoe trade sign, trench art shell lamp, butchers country store meat hook, sterling silver, W.R. Case knives, early fireman's tin type, burl wooden bowl, oak wall phones, officers sword, officers belt buckle, fireman's lantern, NY lantern, flow blue china, oak stick n-ball room divider, wet oak framed prints, mershman pipes, phoenix glass peirpoint glass, modern "plycroft" chair (great look), victorain 7 pc. Walnut uph. Settle set, lg. cast iron
yard jockey, Japan windup toy robot, seaworthy wind up pond toy(flying Yankee)-rare, early "Gurley" transit complete (scarce), lg. copper candy fudge bowl, carnival glass, steuben glass, sterling, oriental rugs/carpets, 83rd "PA" officers belt buckle.

Auction Terms: cash/ck-credit card-ten percent buyer's premium sale-everything must be removed auction day-delivery arrangements available. 
Absentee bids/phone bidding available. 
Hotel accommodations one mile from event location.

Location-appx. 70 miles S. of Buffalo*90 miles east Erie PA* Located on exit 24 ramp off Int. 86

**Watch for Daniel A. Carter Inc. Auction signs**

Pair Arrested For Burglary Of Grocery Store

Click image to see story on WETM TV

Friday, January 11, 2013

Galeton Man Arrested On Felony Charge

The Galeton Police Department has arrested  a Galeton man for an incident in Galeton Borough on December 11, 2012.

Christopher Chase Hall, 27, of 52 West Street, Galeton, PA, was in possession of a 22 Winchester rifle that was reported stolen and a 12 gauge shotgun that had been modified and classified as an offensive weapon according to Galeton Police Chief Christopher Brackman who made the arrest. 

Hall was arraigned Friday at 3:35 PM before District Judge Delores Weiss on charges of Receiving Stolen Property (F2) and Make Repairs/Sell/Etc./ Offensive Weapons (M1) and released on $15,000. unsecured bail, with a preliminary hearing set for 1-22-2013 at 1:00 PM.

Coudersport Ambulance To Dividing Ridge Road

At 10:21 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Dividing Ridge Road for a medical emergency.

Poll: What do you think of Gov. Tom Corbett intending to privatize the state lottery?

Gov. Tom Corbett's office announced Friday that he intends to award British company Camelot Global Services a contract to run the Pennsylvania lottery. What do you think of his plan and how he went about it? has a poll and wants your opinion on outsourcing the lottery to the UK. Click here to go to PennLive's poll.

Dense Fog Advisory issued January 11 at 9:49PM EST until January 12 at 9: 00AM EST by NWS


Union Reacts To Corbett's Outsourcing Of PA Lottery

AFSCME reacts to Corbett's notice of intention to award contract to outsource lottery's management

By Jan Murphy | 
An official from the union representing Pennsylvania Lottery employees said it was disappointing to hear of Gov. Tom Corbett's intent to award a contract to a United Kingdom-based firm to run the lottery.

"But this is not the end of it," said David Fillman, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 13.

He said the union learned of the administration's action from employees and not the administration. He described it as a "midnight raid" while the Legislature wasn't in session.

The administration contends a private manager could generate more money for programs to aid seniors. The union has argued it could mean less for senior programs.

The following is a news release issued by the union:

AFSCME Council 13 will continue to oppose Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to give away as much as $1.5 billion in PA lottery funds that could fund vital senior programs to Camelot Global Services, the U.K.-based corporation that wants to take over the lottery.

Gov. Corbett signed a contract yesterday after months of secretive negotiations with Camelot. Read more....

Corbett Outsourcing Pennsylvania Lottery's management to United Kingdom

The British are coming to take over Pennsylvania Lottery's management

By Jan Murphy |
Update: At the same time announcement took place, employees received a memo that some will lose their jobs -- even though most of them had already gone home.

After two months of a stirring debate over a bid to take over the Pennsylvania Lottery's management, Gov. Tom Corbett has decided to take the plunge to become the third state in the nation to privatize its lottery's management.

His administration announced to lottery employees at 4:23 p.m. that a notice of intention to award a contract to United Kingdom-based Camelot Global Services for the private firm to take over running the 42-year-old lottery operation. Most lottery employees work until 4 p.m.  Read more...

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Station/Call Center

 At 6:32 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Station 39. Call center for details.

Duane Green, 79, of Warren, PA

Duane Green, 79, of Warren, PA
Duane Green, 79, of Warren, PA, died after an extended illness, with his daughter, Debbie & her husband, Jim by his side, on Thursday morning, January 10, 2013 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.

He was born September 12, 1933 in Warren, PA. to the late John and Georgia Siefert Green.

He spent his childhood in Warren and was a 1951 graduate of Warren Area High School and retired to Warren in 1983.

He was a 20 year veteran of the United States Army, serving two tours of duty during the Vietnam War serving with the 82nd airborne division as a Black Hawks Helicopter repairman retiring in 1983.

He was an avid car buff, especially loved working on and restoring antique cars and helping family members repair and maintain their vehicles.

Duane is survived by his daughter – Debbie Patterson and her husband, Jim of Edmond, OK, 1 Granddaughter – Ambrosia Rollings of Oklahoma City, OK., 2 Sisters – Karleen Castagnino of Warren, PA., Sandra Burgeson of Wilcox, PA., his faithful ad loving companion, his Chihuahua, Skeeter, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 6 siblings – Burdessia Angelos, Raymond Green, Velma Roberts, Lois Pope, Clarence Green, Sarah Jane Pirillo.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 3 to 5 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in the veterans section of Oakland Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the John Gertsch Vietnam Memorial Post and the U.S. Army.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through any veteran’s organization.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Orvin S. Butters, 85 of 7626 Route 59, Lewis Run, PA

Orvin S. Butters, 85 of 7626 Route 59, Lewis Run, PA, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence. 

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

Richard W. Torrey, 82, of 673 Derrick Road, Bradford, PA

Richard W. Torrey, 82, of 673 Derrick Road, Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence. 

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

Richard (Dick) J. Gleason, 74, of Bradford and St. Augustine, FL

Richard (Dick) J. Gleason, 74, of Bradford and St. Augustine, FL passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL.

Born March 8, 1938 in Bradford, he was the son of the late Stanley Merle and Ellen Veronica (Durnein) Gleason.

On August 18, 1962 in St. Francis Church he married Karen E (MacDonald) Gleason who survives.

Dick was a 1956 graduate of St. Bernard High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1960.

In 1972, he and Karen began Gleason Distributing Company in Bradford working side by side for 33 years. Upon retirement, he pursued one of his greatest pleasures, traveling throughout the United States to visit family and friends in their motorhome, which later became their home.

He was active in McKean Little League and Senior League Baseball, acting as coach for Derrick City for several years while his boys played ball. Dick was a member of the United States Trotting Association (USTA) for many years while owning harness race horses. He was a huge sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching football, basketball, and baseball.

He, along with his wife, served Meals on Wheels in Bradford and St. Augustine for over 25 years. While residing in St. Augustine, they became involved in serving the homeless through their parish.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by five children, Melissa (Parry) Tomlin, of Nanticoke, Marjorie (John) Sargent, of Erie, Greg (Sue) Gleason, of Bradford, Mollie (Mark) Ditsious, of Lafayette, LA and Steven (Meg) Gleason, of Bend, OR; 14 grandchildren, Nicole, Meghan, and Lindsey Tomlin; Courtney, Ryan, and Kyle Sargent; BriAnne, Isabella, and Travis Gleason, Nick Brown, Samantha and Jessica Behan; Hannah and Madeline Ditsious ; one great grandson, Caleb Tomlin; a brother, Fran Gleason and a sister, Marjorie Guthrie, both of Bradford and many nieces and nephews.

Being a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He loved traveling to attend many of their programs, events and games.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley M. Gleason, Jr. and James Gleason.

Friends are invited to call from 3-5 & 7-9 PM Monday, January 14, 2013 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main Street where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, followed by a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis of Assisi Church, with Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor as celebrant. Committal services, military honors and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

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

On line condolences may be made at

All Welcome to Join Alumni Society for Pink Zone Game; Transportation Provided

All Welcome to Join Alumni Society for Pink Zone Game; Transportation Provided

DuBOIS – Members of the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society invite everyone in the community to join them for the Lady Lions Pink Zone basketball game slated for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Transportation by bus from Penn State DuBois to the Jordan Center, as well as snacks will be provided.

This marks the seventh annual Pink Zone game for the Lady Lions. Pink Zone promotes awareness of cancer and raises funds for breast cancer organizations and charities. Proceeds from Pink Zone benefit Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, and Lewistown Hospital.

Cost for the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society Pink Zone game package is $25 per person, which includes a game ticket, water, snack, and round trip transportation. Those attending are asked to arrive at the parking lot at Penn State DuBois by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 24. The bus will depart by 10:30 a.m., and is expected to return by 6:00 p.m.

To reserve a seat, or for more information, contact Julie at 814-375-4775 or

Summer In January At Nanipops Next Week

Motor Vehicle Accident On West Branch Road

Galeton Fire & Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on the West Branch Road. Electric wires are reported down. Unknown if entrapment.

Mental Health Crisis ‘Hotline’ Available

1-800-652-0562 Mental Health Crisis ‘Hotline’ Available

crisishotlinePotter County Human Services has established a toll-free telephone service available 24/7 for anyone in need of mental health services. 

The “hotline” at 1-800-652-0562 was established to provide prompt, professional and coordinated services to those experiencing a mental health emergency, needing someone to talk to about a personal crisis, or feeling depressed or suicidal. 

Potter County Human Services has contracted with Clarion Psychiatric Center to assure a qualified first point of contact for callers. After an assessment, the caller is then directed to specific service providers, which could range from law enforcement and drug/alcohol intervention to child protective services and emergency medical personnel. 

Referrals can also be made for homelessness, eating disorders, domestic violence services, in-patient mental health hospitalization and suicide prevention services. 

Potter County residents are advised to place the toll-free number near each telephone in their homes. Anyone with questions should contact Melissa Gee at 1-800-800-2560 or 544-7315.

Newsletter Launched For Potter Co. Veterans & Families

Newsletter Launched For Potter Co. Veterans & Families

Veterans Affairs Director Will Worthington
Potter County Office of Veterans Affairs has launched a new publication dedicated to keeping area military veterans and their families apprised of the latest developments affecting them. Potter County Veterans News will be published quarterly, according to Veterans Affairs Director Will Worthington (shown). “Rarely does a day go by when there is not a communication of one kind or another about veterans’ benefits, new programs to help our veterans, changes in the laws or new studies that help us to better understand the challenges our veterans are facing,” Worthington said. “The newsletter allows us to boil down all of the information into one publication that has a special focus on Potter County veterans and their families.”

Copies of the inaugural edition (January-March 2013) can be downloaded and printed from the county’s website, Click on the “Departments” tab at the top and go to Veterans Affairs. Copies can also be obtained at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport at 814-274-8290, Ext. 210 (Veteran Affairs) or Ext. 207 (Commissioners).
Among features in the January-March edition:
  • Potter County Korean War veterans will be recognized at a special ceremony to be held later this year.
  • A package of new state laws improves veterans’ services.
  • Potter County is supporting the Education Center at the Wall and compiling information on local military personnel who were casualties of the Vietnam War.
  • A new Veterans Employment Officer has been appointed to serve through Pennsylvania CareerLink in Potter and McKean counties.
  • A VA Medical Center operating in a county building at Mapleview offers primary health care, screenings, enrollments and referrals.
  • Services are being developed for families of returning veterans.

Deadline Extended for Groups to File Small Games of Chance Reports

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Friday, January 11, 2013
 The latest news from the State Capitol
Deadline Extended for Groups to File Small Games of Chance Reports

The deadline for nonprofit organizations and charities to submit annual and semi-annual reports as part of the updated Small Games of Chance Act has been extended for a year. Licensees now have until Feb. 1, 2014, to submit the reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue as required by Act 2 of 2012.

Under the law, eligible organizations with proceeds in excess of $2,500 in a year will be required to file the reports electronically in 2014 for the preceding calendar year. Some of the required information includes the number of W-2G forms issued, the total gross winnings reported on W-2G forms, total prizes paid, and the amount of proceeds used for public interest purposes.

The delay in the reporting deadline applies only to the annual and semi-annual reports. Licensees are required to continue to maintain other records as outlined in the law. For more information, visit the Department of Revenue’s website, or call 717-787-8275.

Goodies For Our Troops

Helen “Honey” Lee Wilson Colella, 77, of 284 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA

Helen “Honey” Lee Wilson Colella, 77, of 284 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, passed away peacefully January 11, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born July 19, 1935 in Clearfield, PA, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Violet Wilson.
On July 2, 1960 at St. Bernard Church, she married Francis “Tubby” Colella, who survives.

Mrs. Colella was a 1953 graduate of Clearfield High School. She attended Warren Wilson College in Asheville N.C. before she transferred to Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN. She was actively involved in many activities in college including Tau Beta Gamma soroity, cheerleading, glee club, Varsity Queen, and Who’s Who. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education in 1957.

After college, she accepted a teaching position in the Bradford School District, where she remained for 37 years. She retired in 1995. Her passion for teaching remained after retirement because she volunteered to teach at Crook Farm and also religious education. 

She was a member of the St. Bernard’s Church where she was actively involved as a member of the church choir for 50 years, a Co Chairman of the Environment Committee and a member of the Diocesan and Liturgical Committee. She enjoyed being a member of the Street Dreams Car Club with her husband Tubby, where they would often be seen riding around town with the top off their ’66 Thunderbird. She was the Queen Mother of the Red Hat Society for the Street Dreams Car Club. She was also involved in Phi Beta Psi sorority. Honey also enjoyed roller skating, traveling, tap dancing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of 52 years, she is survived by three brothers, Edmond (Judy) Wilson of North Canton, William (Linda) Wilson of Bellefonte and Burt (Donna) Wilson of Bradford. Two daughters and one son, Ann (Rick) Fesenmyer of Bradford, Natalie (Chuck) O’Neill and Joe (Gina) Colella of Garnerville; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Kyle) Young of Nottingham, Stefan Fesenmyer (Alexandra Goble), Kailey Fesenmyer all of Bradford, Frankie Colella of Garnerville, Katie O’Neill of Bradford, special goddaughter Kara Colella of St. Louis; one great grandchild, Blake Young of Nottingham; and several nieces and nephews

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Family will be receiving friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013 in the Hollenbeck- Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., E. Main St, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 AM, Monday, January 14, 2013 followed by a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernard Church with Fr. Ray Gramat, Pastor, as celebrant. . Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials if desired may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Bernard Church Restoration Fund, or any organizations affiliated with children

Online condolences can be expressed at



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will close its administrative offices, and there will be no classes on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Elizabeth Royte Examines Amish Fracking

Fracking the Amish
image of Elizabeth Royte
In a community that shuns technology and conflict, the intrusion of gas wells shatters tranquility and brings unexpected schisms

A bleak December sky hangs low over rural Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Here, in areas populated by large Amish families, open fields roll toward the horizon uninterrupted by electrical wires and telephone poles. Stepping from a car that seems grossly out of place in this 19th century landscape, Carrie Hahn, a newcomer to the area, takes a deep breath of mud and cow outside an Amish farmhouse. Suddenly, like an apparition, Andy Miller appears on a flagstone path, his face hidden beneath beard and broad-brimmed hat. He quickly ushers us inside a large, unfurnished mudroom to escape the wind.  Read more...



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold several First Friday admissions programs during the spring semester.
The sessions will be held Jan. 18, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7 and Aug. 2, 2013. All programs will begin at 10 a.m.

The program will include a presentation from the admissions office, a campus tour led by a Student Ambassador and lunch in the KOA Dining Hall.

“First Friday events allow prospective students and their families the opportunity to experience Pitt-Bradford personally. Our visitors will learn about academic programs, student life, athletics and financial aid,” said Vicky Pingie, associate director of admissions.

All visitors are welcome, from high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, to transfer students and nontraditional students.

Participants are asked to register, either online at or by calling 1-800-872-1787.

1-11 Recalls

01/11/2013 01:32 PM EST

Island Delights, Inc. today recalled 492 Bags of its Coconut Haystack Candy due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens. This was discovered during an audit from the Ohio Department of Agriculture on January 7, 2013.

Chimney Fire Reported In Westfield Boro


Westfield & Clymer have been dispatched to 204 North Street for a chimney fire.


 Crary Hose Chief Abbott reports:
Although originally reported as a chimney fire, what we had upon arrival was a working structure fire with smoke showing from the eaves. We were able to contain the fire to a single room and contents. Thank you to Clymer & Knoxville for mutual aid.

Man Who Shot At Troopers Sentenced To 40 Years To Life In Prison

Serious Injuries following Dog Attack in Portville Ny

PORTVILLE, NY - A Portville woman was seriously hurt after she was attacked by her own dog.

Troopers say the dog escaped a fenced-in yard and Hopkins was trying to return the dog to the yard when she was attacked.
Story at  !~* Paws and Claws and Everything in Between *~!

Troopers looking for male, female from robbery--Photos

Wellsville Daily Reporter shared a link.

2 Vehicle Crash On West Main Street In Westfield

Westfield and Clymer along with Medic 2 have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on West Main Street in Westfield Boro. At least one person reported injured.
Helicopters have declined due to weather. 

New Winter Hours For Potter County Recycling Center

Dump Truck Rollover Crash On Rt. 549

At 12:02 pm on Friday, Millerton & Dagget Fire Depts, along with Erway Ambulance and Medic 1, have been dispatched to a dump truck rollover crash near 7425 Route 549 in Jackson Township.

Donald Gilliland Reports On Farm Show After Dark

Farm Show after dark: dairy barns never sleep

By Donald Gilliland |
The doors to the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex hadn't been locked behind the departing crowd before a whoop went up from a group of teenagers in the main cattle barn.

Patrick Leahy, 17, and Judd Erdman, 18, - both from Lebanon County - had jumped onto a show box and begun gyrating a mock-burlesque, as their friends hooted and made cat calls.

"When all the people leave, the party starts," said Troy Longenecker, 20, of Annville.  Read more...

Elk County Office of Emergency Services/ 9-1-1

The wireless 9-1-1 caller must be aware that the 9-1-1 center that answers the call may not be the 9-1-1 center that services the area that the wireless caller is calling from. Look for landmarks, cross street signs and buildings. Know the name of the city or county you are in. Knowing the location is vital to getting the appropriate police, fire or EMS units to respond. Providing an accurate address is critically important when making a wireless 9-1-1 call.

Galeton Dispatched To Chimney Fire In Gaines


At 11:04 AM on Friday, Galeton Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a chimney fire at 55 Chestnut Street in Gaines Township.

Marie C. Ranck, 88, of Shinglehouse, PA

Marie C. Ranck
“loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother”

Marie C. Ranck, 88, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 10, 2013 following a brief illness.

Born August 30, 1924 in Bells Run, Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Ellsworth and Ida Lundgren Clark. On February 14, 1946 she married Wilbert Ranck, who passed away on January 8, 1987.

Mrs. Ranck was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School. She was employed at the Eldred Munitions Plant during World War II and later was employed at the former Olean Tile Plant. She retired from the former Viko Furniture Company in Eldred.

Mrs. Ranck attended the Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She was a member of the Bells Run Community Club. She enjoyed her flower gardens, working in her yard, shopping and dining out.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy (Thomas) Lamont of Port Allegany and Esther Appleby of Shinglehouse; nine grandchildren, Billy (Vera Bressan) Taylor, Tammy (Bill) Slater, PeeWee (Connie) Appleby, Gordie (Nancy Ervay) Taylor, Lance (Pam) Appleby, Jeff Chappell, Jodi (Paul) Easton, Tricia (Mark) Olmstead, and Tawny (Mike Cheney) Taylor; twenty-three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Ranck was predeceased by a granddaughter, Tracy Chappell; a brother, Vic Clark; a sister, Millie Olson; and a son-in-law, Terry Appleby.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, January 14, 2013 with the Rev. Roger N. Hain, pastor of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Myrtle Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coon Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

A fond memory of Marie may be expressed at

Yellow Lab Running Loose

Yellow Lab Running Loose

Yellow Lab seen running loose in the area of Coryville and Champlain Hill intersection.  The dog did have a collar on.  The dog ran when I stopped the car.

FREE Flu Clinics Scheduled In Potter County

West Hill Road emergency bridge repairs wrap up today

West Hill Road emergency bridge repairs wrap up today

The bridge carrying Route 2022 (West Hill Road) over the Tioga River in Putnam Township, Tioga County will be reopened to traffic late this morning, following completion of emergency repairs that began in mid-December.

This $177,777 contract provided necessary emergency repairs to the center pier.

The detour will be lifted once the bridge is reopened.

Welcoming Jocelyn Lee Whitman, born January 9th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Girl!!

Danielle Morrow and Jesse Whitman from Austin, Pa are pleased to announce the arrival of Jocelyn Lee Whitman who was born on January 9th at Cole Memorial. Jocelyn weighed 7lbs. 10.1 ounces.

Maternal Grandparents: John and Debbie Morrow of Slippery Rock, Pa.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: George and Bertha Kriever of Sewickley, Pa; John and Martha Morrow of Leetsdale, Pa.

Paternal Grandparents: Barry and Sandy Whitman of Coudersport, Pa.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Lorraine Russell of Coudersport, Pa; Charles Whitman of Coudersport, Pa.

Grace Connection Receives C&N Trust Donation

Grace Connection Receives C&N Trust Donation

Lori Blascak, left, of the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, presents the check to, from left, Pastor Jira Albers, Grace Connection Board President; Ken Parmenter, security and volunteer and Judy Smith, volunteer office manager.
TOWANDA, PA – The Grace Connection, a non-profit agency in Towanda that helps meet the needs of financially distressed individuals, has received a $250 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.

The Grace Connection is an ecumenical venture of the churches in the Towanda, Northeast Bradford and Wyalusing school districts and in the Ulster area. The agency provides emergency assistance to families in need of shelter, heat, transportation, food, clothing, and other items. They also provide assistance with shut offs on utilities, eviction notices, emergency medicine and rent. Anyone wishing to donate may call (570) 268-0431.

Assets under management by C&N’s Trust and Financial Management Group totaled more than $705 million in December, 2012. A division of Citizens & Northern Bank, the group has offices in Canisteo, NY, Coudersport, Sayre, Towanda, Wellsboro and Williamsport.

Roulette Township Supervisors Reorganize/Meetings Set For 2nd Thursdays At 6:00 PM

Roulette Township Supervisors Meetings Set
The Roulette Township Supervisors, at their 2013 organizational meeting held on January 7th, have unanimously voted to hold their monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month, at the Roulette Township Office, located at 80 Railroad Ave., beginning at 6PM. Any parties wishing to be added to the agenda for the meeting should contact the township office no later than 12:00PM on the day of the meeting to ensure their concerns will be on the agenda for that month. As always, the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Unofficial Roulette Township Appointments for 2013
*As voted on at the January 07, 2013 Organizational Meeting but not yet approved.

Chairman of the Board: Christopher Landes
Vice Chairman: Brian Drabert
Secretary / Treasurer: Jonathan Huff
Assistant Treasurer: Christopher Landes
Treasurer’s & Supervisors Bonds: $1,300,000.00
Bank(s) of Depository: Citizen’s & Northern, First National Bank, & Northwest Savings
Road Master: Ray Howard
Parks and Recreation Director: Ray Howard
Floodplain Manager / Administrator: Jonathan Huff
Floodplain Ordinance Survey Official: MJ Menard P.L.S.
Hazard Mitigation Officer: Jonathan Huff
Liaison with Township Employees: All Supervisors
Act 45 Township Building Code Official: Jay Erb of Erb Inspections
Alternate Act 45 Inspection Agencies: None
Emergency Management Coordinator: Jonathan Huff
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator: David Lacher
Homeland Security Officer: Jonathan Huff
Primary Township Solicitor: Glassmire & Shaffer
Alternate Township Solicitor: Stapleford & Byham
Water/Sewer Collection Agency: Stapleford & Byham
Bond Council: Stapleford & Byham
Third Party Audit Firm: Howell & Associates
Primary Township Engineer: E&M Engineers
Alternate Township Engineer: Larson Design Group
Sewage Enforcement Officer: Terry Meyers of Ridgerunner SEO Services
Alternate Sewage Enforcement Officer: Russ Braun
Municipal Sewer Connection Inspector: Jonathan Huff
Port Allegany Earned Income Tax Representative: Judy Bodamer
Alternate Port Allegany Earned Income Tax Representative: Christopher Landes
Port Allegany Economic Redevelopment Board Representative: Ray Howard
Freedom of Information Act Officer: Jonathan Huff
Roulette Earned Income Tax Officer: Jonathan Huff
Delinquent Real Estate Tax Collection Agent: Potter County Tax Claim Bureau
Delinquent Per Capita Tax Collection Agent: Potter County Tax Claim Bureau
Voting Delegate for State Association Annual Convention: Not Attending
Vacancy Board Appointment: George Baker
Millage Rates:
General Fund - 2.25
Machinery Fund - 0.75
Fire Fund - 1.75

Employee Wages: 3% wage increase for all employees.
Monthly Meeting Dates and Time: Second Thursday of each month at 6:00PM.

New Year "Get Fit" Specials At Jen-esis Fitness In Port Allegany

Substitute Paraeducators Needed Immediately In Potter County

Double Elimination 8 Ball Tournament At Mosch's In Coudersport Saturday

Temporary Opening For Caseworker In Potter County

Check Out Hazel's For Good Buys On Used Vehicles

Man Arrested For Soliciting Money To Bury Dead Wife

A Harrison Valley man is facing charges for Theft By Deception and Criminal Trespass in recent incidents in Ulysses and Harrison Townships

Robert Lance Buchsenschultz, 66, of 220 Lot 1, Iva-Gen Road, Harrison Valley, PA, is being charged with Theft By Deception by Trooper Matthew Montag after he allegedly approached James Stilson and Dean Erway at 63 Pusher Siding Road in Ulysses Township and asked the men for money to help bury his wife who had just passed away. He received $60.00 from the victims, who later discovered that it was a scam and Buchsenschultz had done this several times in the past. 

Buchsenschultz is also facing a Criminal Trespass Charge after Trooper Kyle M. Butler found that he had entered the residence of Rodney Lane at 750 Woodard Road in Harrison Township without permission or consent.

Both charges will be filed in District Court 55-4-03 in Galeton.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Disorderly Conduct In Roulette Disturbance

A known female is being charged regarding a disturbance in the yard area of 176 Main Street in Roulette on Wednesday at 12:30 AM.

Trooper Wooster did not identify the female who will be charged with Disorderly Conduct after State Police were called to the location regarding a disturbance. The charge will be filed in District Court 55-4-01.

Troopers Investigating Criminal Mischief

A Criminal Mischief incident at 32 Butter CreekRoad in Sharon Township that occurred over 1-7/1-8 is under investigation by State Police.

Jeannie L, Jackson told Trooper Gerg that unknown actor(s) shot a garage window out that is located on her property. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Fundraiser For Galeton Fireworks

The Galeton VFW Post 6611 is holding its 7th Annual 300 Club Drawing, to benefit the Galeton Fireworks Committee.

The drawing will be held at 7pm on January 26, 2013 at the Raymond Richar VFW Post 6611 in Galeton PA.

Cost is $20 per ticket, with cash prizes awarded for every 25th ticket drawn and the final 6 tickets drawn.

All proceeds from the drawing will be donated to the Galeton Fireworks Committee to help pay for the fireworks here in Galeton.

Ronald W. “Ronnie” Reynolds, 68, of Shinglehouse, PA

Ronald W. “Ronnie” Reynolds
“beloved husband, father, grandfather & brother”

Ronald W. “Ronnie” Reynolds, 68, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 10, 2013 under the care of the Potter County Hospice, after a short illness.

Born January 20, 1944 in Shinglehouse, he was a son of Paul W. and Edna A. Miller Reynolds. On November 2, 1968 in the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, he married Rose Mary Halladay, who survives.

Mr. Reynolds attended Bolivar High School. He was employed at the former Eldred Powder Plant and later was employed by the McGraw Edison Company, Olean (now Cooper Industries) for 23 years in the plating department.

He was a longtime resident of Shinglehouse.

He played softball on the plant team in Olean and the Shinglehouse town team. He enjoyed NASCAR, football, but most especially spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Ronda Marie (Joseph Miller, Jr.) Reynolds Page of Shinglehouse; a son, Ronald W. (April) Reynolds, Jr. of Austin; ten grandchildren, including Kaylynn Sisson and Kristen Murphy, who lived with Ronnie and Rose for 5½ years; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gail (John) Snodgrass of Minot, North Dakota, Carol App of Shinglehouse, and Cindy (Paul Kaduc) Baker of Olean, NY; a brother, Gary (Doris) Reynolds of Greenville, SC; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Reynolds was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jasmine Reynolds; a sister, Mildred “Mickey” Carlin; and three brothers, Robert Reynolds, Carl Reynolds, and Terry Reynolds.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from noon to 1pm at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Randall W. Headley, pastor of the Port Allegany Area United Methodist Charge, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to the American Cancer Society; or to the Potter County Hospice, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

A fond memory of Ronnie may be expressed at

Marie C. Ranck, 88, of Shinglehouse, PA

Marie C. Ranck

Marie C. Ranck, 88, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 10, 2013 following a brief illness.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 5:42 PM on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Main Street for a medical emergency.

Campus Student Pens Play to Be Performed for Benefit

John Vallone
Campus Student Pens Play to Be Performed for Benefit

DuBOIS – Penn State DuBois student John Vallone may be a freshman in college, but as a playwright, his sophomore effort is already slated for curtain call. The second one-act play penned by this creative writing major and DuBois native titled, Dress Rehearsal, is set to be performed by students at the DuBois Area High School (DAHS), where Vallone graduated from just last year.

This will be the second time the DAHS students perform the comedic play. The students debuted the show at the 2012 Pennsylvania Thespian Conference earlier this fall; Vallone offered his work to the troupe upon hearing they had been shopping for a one-act to perform at the conference. This time, however, the show takes on a bigger meaning. The performance in DuBois will serve as a benefit for one of the high school's acting troupe members. The student actor is battling heart problems due to complications from a blood infection. Voluntary monetary donations will be accepted at the door to help cover the student's medical expenses.

"Getting the play from script to stage actually took me a while," Vallone recalled. "I started writing it a very long time ago before sort of abandoning it, until I heard that the DAHS drama department was looking for a one-act to perform at the 2012 Pennsylvania Thespian Conference. About a month later, they decided to perform it again [for the benefit], and here we are."

Vallone was certainly proud to have the play selected for performance at the conference, but has been most honored to have his work contribute to the support of a DAHS student. He said, "It feels really amazing that enough people liked the thing I wrote to want to act in it and direct it, and do everything else that goes into bringing a play to life. I think it's also really good that something I made is being put to such a good cause."

Dress Rehearsal, Vallone explained, portrays a theater troupe running through the final dress rehearsal of a contemporary drama before their opening night performance. As the show progresses, things begin to fall apart.

"I was inspired to write it by my time acting in high school productions and being around so many people, who were all crazy in their own unique and lovely ways, and by the idea that a bad dress rehearsal means a great opening night," recalled Vallone, who's theatrical efforts also include performances at the Reitz Theater in DuBois. In addition, he previously wrote a one-act titled, Imagine That, that was performed at the DAHS 2012 Senior Showcase.

Vallone also gets his writing talents honestly. He is the son of two members of the Penn State DuBois English faculty; Jackie Atkins, senior instructor in English and Women's Studies, and Tony Vallone, associate professor of English.

Dress Rehearsal is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, at DuBois Area High. The amount attendees wish to donate is up to the individual.