DR. Tarbox

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Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 02 at 9: 24PM EST until February 03 at 1:00AM EST by NWS


Minor Injuries In Saturday Crash On Rt. 46

An Emporium man received minor injuries on Saturday at 3:00 PM  when his 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer went over an embankment on Rt. 46 in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Paul A. Wyatt, 21, of Emporium, PA,  was traveling south in the southbound lane of Rt. 46 when he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a right hand curve in the snow covered roadway.  The vehicle traveled in a southeasterly direction and went over an embankment located along the northeast berm. The front end made impact with a fence post. After initial impact, the vehicle began to roll in a counterclockwise motion, coming to rest in a field, approximately 50 feet southeast of the initial impact point, according to Trooper Gary Barnes.

Wyatt was wearing a lap & shoulder belt at the time of the crash. He will be cited for Roadways Laned For Traffic.

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Rollover Crash With Entrapment & Injuries

Address: 5325 MONTMORENCI RD
2/2/2013 6:17:02 PM

Rollover Crash On Johnsonburg Road In St. Marys

2/2/2013 5:26:03 PM


Find Out What Fracking Has Done to Pennsylvania

Yoko Ono and Artists Against Fracking Find Out What Fracking Has Done to Pennsylvania from JFOX on Vimeo.

DEP eNOTICE - Regulation Update

DEP eNOTICE - Regulation Update

The following proposed regulation was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on 2/2/2013:
Air Quality Title V Fee Amendment - This proposed regulation is accessible at The public comment period closes on 4/8/2013.

Comments may be submitted to the Environmental Quality Board at any one of the following addresses:

  • U.S. Mail: EQB, P.O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477;
  • Electronically:;
  • Street Address: 16th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301.

The DEP e-NOTICE Application is a service provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

One Vehicle Rollover Crash Near Freer Road On Rt. 6

One Vehicle Rollover Crash 
At 4:13 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 6 near Freer Road for a rollover crash in the roadway. One male patient self extricated. Reporting both lanes of traffic blocked.

Robert J. “Rob” TALLEY, Jr., 55, of Westfield, PA

Robert J. “Rob” TALLEY, Jr., 55, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, February 1, 2013 in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. 

Born April 3, 1957, in West Chester, PA, he was the son of Robert J. and Jean Veil Talley.

Surviving are: his friend, Julia Manny of Mills, PA; a sister, Barbara Erb of West Grove, PA; a niece, Beth (Sean) Carter and sons Tyler and Zachary; a nephew, Matthew Erb; an aunt, Diane (Dale) Fuller of Galeton; and several cousins. 

He was predeceased by his parents. 

There will be no visitation or service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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

Vehicle Crash On Irishtown Road In Fox Township

Address: 181 IRISHTOWN RD
City: FOX
Cross Streets: MONICA LN * BROWNS RD

2/2/2013 3:17:19 PM


Vehicle Crashed Into A Tree on Hazelhurst Hill

Vehicle Crashed Into A Tree on Hazelhurst Hill
At 3:17 PM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire & Ambulance along with Medic 5 have been dispatched to Route 6 on the bottom of the hill near the rest stop for a vehicle into a tree. Unknown injuries or entrapment.

Chimney Fire Dispatched in Knoxville

2/2/2013, 12:31 PM, FIRE / CHIMNEY, 4347 ROUTE 49, DEERFIELD TWP
Knoxville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Pearson Residence for a chimney fire.

1:16 PM--Command reports Fire Under Control 

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 02 at 12: 38PM EST until February 03 at 1:00AM EST by NWS


Tim Eric Hooftallen, 36, of Punxsutawney, PA

Port Allegany – Tim Eric Hooftallen, 36, of Punxsutawney, PA, died Friday (February 1, 2013) at his home in Punxsutawney, PA.

He was born December 8, 1976 in Port Allegany, PA, a son of Perry (Sue) Hooftallen of Roulette and Barbara Wingard of Punxsutawney.

He attended Austin High School. Over the past several years, he worked at various jobs, including golf course maintenance and other landscaping jobs.

He enjoyed collecting baseball cards, computer surfing, the Dallas Cowboys, and Denver Broncos.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by:

one son: Matthew Hooftallen, age 12, of Punxsutawney, PA

one brother: Terry (Rhoda) Hooftallen of Austin, PA

one sister: Betty Hooftallen of Roulette, PA

one niece and nephew: Madison and Dawson Hooftallen of Austin, PA

Maternal grandparents: Earl and Veronica May of Home, PA

And several Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Troy Hooftallen in October, 2010 and his paternal grandparents, Eva Burgett and Elias Hooftallen.

There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb 9, 2012 at 11:00am in the Austim Methodist Chirch on Turner St. with Pastor Steven Small, officiating. A Luncheon will follow the memorial service

Memorials can be made to the family or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at

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

MVA On Rt. 6 Recalled By Chief

MVA Recalled
At 10:40 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Route 6 at Freer Road.


Boys Basketball--Galeton vs North Penn (Southern Tioga district)

Boys Basketball
Galeton vs North Penn (Southern Tioga district)
JV 36-39  Varsity 48-41
Packed house, loud cheering Galeton fans, close games, great fun.

Traffic Control Dispatched For Traffic Crash With No Injuries

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

2/2/2013 12:18:13 AM


No Injuries In Rt. 321 Crash At Brick Yard Road Intersection Friday

A Johnsonburg man was not injured when his 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 struck a guiderail while avoiding a vehicle that had turned in his path.

John D. Zimmerman, 40, of Johnsonburg, PA, was wearing his lap & shoulder belt when the crash occurred at 5:15 PM on Friday on Route 321 at it's intersection with Brick Yard Road in Wetmore Township.

Trooper Andrew Brothers, said the crash occurred  as a 2008 Ford 350 was illegally parked facing southbound on the northbound shoulder, fixing his mailbox. The roadway was snow covered. 

Zimmerman was traveling southbound in the southbound lane.

The Ford, the driver of which was not identified in the report, attempted to cross the roadway, placing the vehicle perpendicular  across the roadway as it traveled from the northbound shoulder across the northbound lane and partially entered the southbound lane.

Zimmerman perceived the treat from the Ford entering his lane and attempted to swerve to the right to avoid a collision. His vehicle then impacted a guide rail radius located on the south side of the intersection with it's right front, then continuing traveling southbound before coming to rest partially blocking the southbound lane.

The driver of the Ford was cited for Vehicle Entering or Crossing Roadway and Additional Parking Regulations.

Kane Girl Unhurt In Rt. 6 Crash

A Kane teenager was unhurt on Friday at 4:10 PM when she lost control of her 1999 Pontiac Grand AM GT on US 6 west of Midway Road while attempting to pass another vehicle, went off the road and struck a NO PASSING sign.

Alyssa R. Carlson, 19, of Kane, PA, was traveling westbound and increased her speed in an attempt to pass a vehicle traveling in the same direction. She lost control on the snowy road conditions and traveled off the right shoulder of the roadway and impacted a NO PASSING zone sign, causing minor damage to the right passenger side door. The vehicle continued west, went down an embankment, and into a deep drainage ditch located on the north side of US 6, impaling the vehicle and causing minor damage to the undercarriage, according to Trooper Andrew Brothers, who investigated.

Carlson was cited for Driving on Roadways Laned For Traffic. Ludlow, Mt. Jewett, and Kane Volunteer Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Cops Find Drug Paraphernalia At Cameron County High School

Charges are pending against a male juvenile after drug paraphernalia was found in his coat pocket at Cameron County High School in Emporium Borough on January 7 at 9:33 PM.

Trooper John Whitcomb, said State Police were conducting a security check at the High School. A cost was located lying on the planter on the outside of the building. Nobody was present in the area at the time. Upon investigating the coat for identification purposes, drug paraphernalia was located within a pocket of the coat.

Further investigation revealed the coat belonged to a known juvenile. Charges are pending against the juvenile male who police did not identify because he is a juvenile.

MVA On High Street In Bradford

MVA On High Street
At 11:10 PM on Friday, Bradford Ambulance has been sent to the area of 345 High Street for a one vehicle MVA. Unknown details.

Governor’s Son-In-Law Targeted in Corruption Probe

Governor’s Son-In-Law Targeted in Corruption Probe

Posted on: 5:58 pm, February 1, 2013, by Dave Bohman, updated on: 06:51pm, February 1, 2013
Several Philadelphia news outlets report Governor Tom Corbett`s son-in-law is the target of an investigation into police corruption.

In the midst of those reports, we learned that Corbett’s daughter was hired as a prosecutor in the very same office where her father was state attorney general!

When Tom Corbett took the Oath of Office to be the 46th governor of Pennsylvania in January, 2011, he was flanked by his daughter Katherine and her husband, the governor`s son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Gerold Gibson.

According to ABC affiliate, WPVI in Philadelphia, Gibson is now the target of an investigation for stealing money and clothes from targeted drug homes in that city.

Read the rest of the story on WNEP...

Black Water - Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 11

Published on Feb 1, 2013

Black Water - Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 11

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This is the story of Max Chilson. His water turned black a year and a half ago, the same day a nearby gas well started drilling about 1,200 feet from his home. He hasn't had clean well water to drink ever since.

Chief Oil and Gas, who owns 2 wells on both sides of his property, wanted him to sign an agreement that would provide him a bigger UV water filtration system, $300 worth of filters, and denies any present or future responsibilities for Max's water turning black.

The DEP told Max that the black water didn't happen because of gas drilling activies, nor did they give him any explanation of why it happened. The DEP has come under fire recently for providing test results that didn't disclose all of the contaminants found in well water samples. Additionally, In a legal deposition, a DEP employee said the department failed to provide its water specialists with training to help them interpret the lab reports and identify contaminants that could signal Marcellus Shale-related impacts. The DEP says it fully stands behind it's tests.

... Lake effect Snow Advisory remains in effect until midnight EST tonight...


Senator Scarnati explains the importance of Safe Schools Legislation

January 22, 2013 - Senator Scarnati explains the importance of Safe Schools Legislation he will introduce in the near future. from Senator Scarnati on Vimeo.

School emergency plans and security measures designed to ensure student safety and increase school-to-parent communication during an emergency will receive an in-depth review by two key Senate committees.

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20), and the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Sen. Mike Folmer (R-48), will hold the hearing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the North Office Building, Hearing Room 1, Harrisburg.

Among the strategies to be discussed is a proposal I am sponsoring to dramatically increase the amount of funding available for grants that schools would be able to utilize for school safety and violence prevention initiatives. The funding could be used by schools for training and hiring armed guards, as well as for other types of school security measures to protect their students, teachers and administrators.

In light of the unimaginable tragedy which took place in Newtown CT, it is apparent that the most important thing government can do in order to combat evil is to ensure the greatest level of security possible in our schools.

Many school districts across the Commonwealth currently employ armed police and school resource officers. Superintendents who have contacted me in the past month have extolled the value of the presence of these brave individuals in their schools, while others have inquired as to where they can procure the funding in order to hire them. In addition, I have heard from several qualified individuals in my district, who are more than willing to provide this important service to protect our children.

Testifiers at the Feb. 13 hearing will include representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, as well as school superintendents, teachers and principals.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To N. Union Street

At 6:23 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Wellsville Medic 700 have been dispatched to N. Union Street for a diabetic emergency.

WJAC-TV: Charges Filed In DuBois Car Dealer Burglary

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and Allegany counties

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and Allegany counties through 6pm Friday. An additional 2-4" possible. LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING for S. Erie county through 10pm Saturday and for N. Erie from 7pm Friday through 10pm Saturday for 6-10" inches of snow. LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY for Genesee county from 10pm Friday until 6pm Saturday and Niagara county from 1am Saturday through 10pm Saturday.

Milliard Found Not Guilty

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Genesee Area Library News

Genesee Area Library News

Fire Police Dispatched For Crash

Fire Police Dispatched For Crash
At 4:30 PM on Friday, Fire Police have been dispatched for traffic control on Rt. 6 between Lantz Corners and Kane for a one vehicle crash there.

Car VS Pedestrian Accident In Bradford

Car VS Pedestrian Accident In Bradford
At 4:29 PM on Friday, Bradford City Ambulance has been dispatched to Washington & Mechanic Street for a car vs pedestrian accident in front of Country Fair.

Coudersport Ambulance To Park Avenue

At 4:26 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance had been dispatched along with Medic 6 to Park Avenue for a medical emergency.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Honeoye Haven

At 3:59 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to Honeoye Haven for a diabetic emergency.

Jane Andrews, 72, of 174 Valley View Rd., Emporium, PA

Jane Andrews
Jane Andrews, 72, of 174 Valley View Rd., Emporium, PA,  died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie on Thursday (January 31, 2013) night.

She was born September 15, 1940 in Brookville a daughter of the late Dorothy Love Fackender.
On September 22, 1960 in Emporium she married the late Russell "Butch" Andrews.

Mrs. Andrews graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1958. Jane was a member of the Emporium VFW where she freely volunteered for special functions. 

She was a homemaker most of her life. Jane loved to cook volunteering for many youth outdoor activities like the Drum & Henry Fishing Derby and many other youth outdoor activities at the Andrews farm as well. She was also the cook at grandpa's camp in Salt Run.

Daughter: Heather Kite and her husband Brian, Emporium
Son: Randy Andrews, Emporium
Son-in-law: Peter Slottje, Emporium
5 Grandchildren: Amanda Dempsey, Daniel Slottje, Nicholas & Amber Thwing & Blake Andrews
1 Great Grandson Hunter Dempsey

Preceded in Death By
Mother: Dorothy Love Fackender
Husband: Russell "Butch" Andrews who died August 1, 2012
Daughter: Shelley Slottje who died Nov. 2, 2012
Sister: Thelma Hornung

There will be No Visitation. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Big Game Party

Big Game Party

This Sunday at 6PM, Open Arms Community Church will hold their annual Big Game Party and Chicken Wing Sauce Competition.

"This event is always a lot of fun," says Open Arms Media Coordinator Josh Hatcher, "We've got the game on the big screens, and we've always got a boatload of people cheering and having a good time."

The free event offers free chicken wings and snacks, as well as a family friendly environment for the community to watch the big game. "While watching the Superbowl is always fun, there's just something exciting about watching it with all of your friends and family," says Hatcher.

Each year, Open Arms hosts a chicken wing sauce competition that gathers about a dozen entries, which Hatcher says range from "non-buffalo wing sauces, like barbecue or sweet and sour all the way to melt your face off HOT buffalo style sauce."

The church will feature quarterly drawings for prizes.

Community Bank in Alfred has apparently been robbed again

The Community Bank in Alfred has apparently been robbed again and we are on the scene.
Editor note--Both radio reference scanners for Allegany County are down today, making it impossible for Solomon's words to bring you first hand reports. Watch the Daily Reporter for updates.
A 2003 black ford crashed after a high-speed chase near the bank and the suspect is in custody at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.
 Wellsville Daily Reporter
The latest
• Bank robbed today at 2 p.m., was robbed at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 • Police think he may have robbed bank in January

UPDATE 7:37 p.m., Daily Reporter tweet...Scott Wade of Wellsville charged with the robbery of Community Bank in Alfred today. He was arraigned in court and sent to the Allegany County jail with bail fixed at $100,000.

All after school activities at Otto-Eldred High School are canceled today

All after school activities 
at Otto-Eldred High School 
are canceled today
Friday February 1, 2013

Thank you,

Locally Grown Sunflower Seeds At Long Farms

Locally Grown Sunflower Seeds From our Fields to Your Feeders
Long Farms is currently selling 30# bags of Black Oil Sunflower Seeds for $16.50.
Our Farm is Located at 1243 Peet Brook Road, Coudersport, PA
Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For additional information we can be reached at 274-9469.

Wintry Weather In Kane Area

Terry Wankel posted this wintry scene near Kane to his facebook page a few minutes ago

WESB--Safford/ Vavrecan Charged In Shooting Incident In Olean

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Julia M. "Judy" Speedy, 76, formerly of 5820 Church St., Limestone, NY

Julia M. "Judy" Speedy, 76, formerly of 5820 Church St., Limestone, passed away Thursday, January 31st, surrounded by her loving family, at the Wake Medical Center in Raleigh NC. 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

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MVA On Rt. 15, North Of State Line in Lindley

Reporting pickup truck over the embankment north of state line. 

Chief 8 reports one occupant self extricated, not injured.

Potter County to honor Korean War veterans

Potter County to honor Korean War veterans

Potter County Department of Veterans Affairs has announced plans for a ceremony to honor the county’s veterans of the Korean War later this year.

Director of Veterans Affairs Will Worthington is compiling a roster of Korean War veterans from Potter County, as well as survivors of deceased Korean War veterans, to include in future notifications about the ceremony. He can be reached by email at, or by phone at 814-274-8290, Ext. 210.

Organizers tentatively plan to hold a dinner, along with a program and ceremony, sometime in July. Details will be announced.

A highlight will be a memorial service for the Potter County men who lost their lives in the Korean War. Worthington has created a roster of these casualties and is asking family members and friends to assist in creating a fitting memorial. Photographs, biographical information and other notes about these eight men are especially welcome, the director said.

So far, using military records, he has compiled the following list:

--Army PFC George G. Lattin, died Oct. 16, 1952

--Marines 1st Lt. John B. Goery, Dec. 27, 1952

--Army Cpl. Paul M. Brown, March 2, 1951

--Army Pvt. Edward W. Duston, Sept. 6, 1950

--Army Sgt. Lewis A. Guilds, Nov. 2, 1950

--Army Pvt. Fred J. Van Why, Feb. 8, 1951

--Army Pvt. Robert I. Roberts, May 28, 1951

--Army Sgt. Donald T. Johnson, July 11, 1952

“Historians have referred to the Korean War as ‘the forgotten war,’ due to a number of factors,” Worthington said. “This ceremony is an effort to pay a long-overdue tribute to a special group of veterans.”

Shinglehouse Ambulance To East Academy Street

At 12:55 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to East Academy Street in front of the drug store for a medical emergency.

Vehicle Crash On Rt. 44 North of Shinglehouse

Vehicle Crash On Rt. 44 North of Shinglehouse
At 12:42 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been called to Rt. 44 North for traffic control at a motor vehicle accident. No Injuries. Traffic control only.

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball
Cameron County over Northern Potter
JV 35-9, Varsity 62-37
Admiration for both teams. Raiders are amazing.

Photos Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny

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Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News February 2013

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News
February 2013

Are you interested in tracing your family history but don’t know where to start? Would you like to get together regularly with a group of others and share tips and information? We have a family history group that meets at the library regularly to do just that! The group will be meeting TODAY at 3:00 p.m. Future meetings will be on March 8th and April 12th. Call the library at 814-697-6691 to register or if you have any questions.

Story Time is taking place TWICE every Wednesday throughout the school year at 11 and 4. Come out for some great stories and songs with Pen!

The library’s book discussion group is reading Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo for discussion this month. Book discussion will be on February 27th at 1:30 p.m. We would love to have you join us!

The Stitch Together Knit and Crochet group meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They are always happy to add new members! Just bring along your current project and join in. Having problems with a pattern? Bring it in and they’ll help you through it. If you don’t knit or crochet, there’s always someone available and willing to teach.

Memorials were received for the following: Edwin Klesa from Catherine McLaughlin, Esther Mesler from the Francis Mesler family, Ross Pope from Jack & Della Ford, Bradley Maxson from the Maxson Reunion.

You can search our card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve. You can also see what new books are available by clicking on the “New on the Shelves” tab.

“Like” our Facebook page ( to keep informed of events happening at the library.

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors monthly meeting will be held on February 25th at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

PA Rep. Martin Causer Updates From Harrisburg

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Capitol Update
Friday, February 01, 2013
 The latest news from the State Capitol
Protecting Second Amendment Rights
In advance of the gun rights rally at the state Capitol in April, I have signed on as a cosponsor of legislation that would protect Pennsylvanians from any new federal gun control measures.

House Bill 357 specifically would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal registration, restriction or prohibition requirement for privately owned firearms, magazines and ammunition. It also would require the Commonwealth, including the Office of Attorney General, to intercede on behalf of our citizens against any federal attempt to register, restrict or ban the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products.

To join the effort to protect your Second Amendment rights, come to Harrisburg for the Second Amendment Action Day rally on Tuesday, April 23, at 10 a.m. in the Main Capitol Rotunda.
You may also sign a petition opposing any proposed gun controls here.

Outreach Office Hours Set for Feb. 7

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, Feb. 7:

         • Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.
         • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon
Rep. Matt Baker, chairman of the House Health Committee, and I met with Charles Cole Memorial Hospital officials this week to discuss challenges facing rural health care. We are pictured here with CCMH President and CEO Ed Pitchford.  
Governor to Present Budget Address Tuesday

Budget season has arrived again at the state Capitol. Gov. Tom Corbett will present his proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year before a joint session of the General Assembly at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. As always, my goal remains adopting an on-time, fiscally responsible budget that is focused on core government services.

The governor’s address will be streamed live on my website starting at 11:30 a.m. 

2-1 Recalls

01/31/2013 04:39 PM EST

GE Healthcare initiated a voluntary field corrective action of the field upgrade kit for GE Healthcare’s resuscitation systems with blender, installed in GE Giraffe and Panda infant warmers.

Applicants Sought for Norton Scholarship

 Applicants Sought For Norton Scholarship

Applicants are being sought for the William and Margaret Norton Scholarship Trust. The trust was created by the Nortons upon their deaths and is designed to help graduates of Oswayo Valley High School afford a post secondary education. The scholarship is open to all graduates of Oswayo Valley High School in Potter County

The scholarship may be used for any type of post secondary education including conventional baccalaureate programs as well as vocational and trade school programs, associate degree and graduate school programs.

It was the Nortons’ preference that the scholarship committee favors applicants who pursue post secondary education immediately following high school graduation. The Nortons also requested that the committee consider applicants who demonstrate good citizenship, character, values and motivation, academic merit, educational achievement or academic or educational promise and a degree of financial need.

Applications are currently available at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School, as well as on the Oswayo Valley School district’s web site, Application deadline is April 12, 2013. Citizens & Northern Bank serves as the trustee of the Norton Scholarship Trust.

William N. Norton died Dec. 31, 2003 and his wife, Margaret, died May 5, 2008. William Norton was a former Shinglehouse mayor and businessman. He and his wife operated the William N. Norton Co., a block manufacturing and building supply company, later renamed Norton’s Building Supply. He was a life member and former fire chief of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department and helped organize the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association. The Nortons were both very active members of their community.

Please help me find my dog--Pete Has Been Found

Please help me find my dog. 
He ran away this morning on the Big Moores Run Rd in Coudersport. His name is Pete, is very friendly will most likely come to you when called.

Thanks for posting!  Pete has been found.

CDL Classes


The Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center has partnered with Buckler Transport to offer a CDL preparation program. This program combines classroom instruction with behind the wheel training to prepare participants for their permit and licensing exams. Registration for each session of the program is limited to 4 participants to ensure that everyone has adequate time behind the wheel.

We have almost reached the minimum number of students needed to run this course. Once we have the minimum number, we will schedule a start date and notify registrants. This 6-week course will be held Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Buckler Transport. The course will include classroom training, permit testing, intro to driving, and road driving. Registration fee is $4,995 and includes classroom instruction, behind the wheel training, permit testing fee, physical and drug testing fee, and licensing exam fees. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at

2 Vehicle Crash In Shinglehouse

2 Vehicle Crash In Shinglehouse
At 12:05 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire & Ambulance has been called to Rt. 44 in front of the Dollar General store for a 2 vehicle MVA with one reported injury.

2 lost beagles on Lehman Hollow, Ulysses Thank You

2 lost beagles have been found!

  We thank everyone who help find our 2 beagles.A special thanks to the amish men and his driver for bring them home .GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

We are still looking for our beagles. Lost on Lehman Hollow Rd. Ulysses. They were seen on Loucks Mills Rd. Wed., heading for the cushion. Reese is female with pink collar, 4yrs. old, Snoop, male is 1 yr., black collar. If seen please call 814-848-5023, 

Terry or Debbie Daniel




NRC Report: Methane in Knapp Creek near Duke Center, PA

NRC Report: Methane in Knapp Creek near Duke Center, PA

Incident Type: FIXED - NRC Report ID: 1037045 - Medium Affected: WATER - Suspected Responsible Party: NORTH OIL
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MVA With Injuries On Rt. 49 Near North Hollow Intersection

Vehicle Crash With Injuries
At 11:00 AM on Friday, Coudersport and Ulysses Fire & Ambulances have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident near the intersection of North Hollow and Rt. 49. One vehicle is reported off the roadway with possibly 2 injuries.


Clara Road Closing Update

Clara Road Closing Update

Clara Road at the Wakeley Hollow intersection now has one lane open. There are cones marking a big rut washed into the road which will be filled in as soon as possible weather permitting. Motorists are urged to slow down and proceed with caution. Drive safe.

Thank You
Clara Township Supervisors

Investigation into Bomb Threat at Belmont school

SP Amity - 
Investigation into Bomb Threat at local school
A bomb threat at Genesee Valley Central School in Belmont, NY was reported to the Allegany County 911 Center at approximately 1:50 p.m. on January 30, 2013.  The school was evacuated by school officials.  State Police, Allegany County Sheriff's Department, Belmont Police Department and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department's K-9 unit responded to the scene.  The search of the school was negative.  State Police are investigating the incident.

CNG Stations, Gas-Fired Electrical Plants Coming

CNG Stations, Gas-Fired Electrical Plants Coming

cngstationtowanda1Speakers at meetings of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force and the local Natural Gas Resource Center have forecasted the arrival of motor vehicles and electrical generating facilities powered by gas. As demand for shale gas grows with these developments and others, the number of wells to be drilled in the region will increase, they say. Some of their forecasts were right on target.

A convenience store chain, Dandy Mini-Marts, recently marked the opening of the area’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in North Towanda (Bradford County). The price of gasoline is about $3.57 per gallon, whereas CNG cost $1.99 per gas gallon equivalent. CNG also burns cleaner than gasoline, reducing vehicle maintenance costs and impact to the environment. CNG needs to be run through compressors. In the Dandy case, these compressors are 250 horsepower. Gas is taken in through underground lines. Motor vehicles are being manufactured or retrofitted to run on CNG or automatically convert to gasoline when the CNG in their tanks runs out. Dandy Mini-Mart plans to open a second Bradford County CNG station in Athens by early March, and two more at undisclosed locations in the near future.

gaselectricplant1Meanwhile, Moxie Energy is proposing to build two natural gas-fueled electricity generating plants — one in Asylum Township, Bradford County, and the second in Clinton Township, Lycoming County. The company said it seeks to “take advantage of the abundant natural gas resources in the area and the skilled workforce that has developed around the domestic natural gas production.” Moxie Liberty In Bradford County and Moxie Patriot in Lycoming County will each consist of two combustion turbine generators that will each produce between 225 and 350 megawatts of electricity. The combustion turbines will be connected to two heat recovery steam generators where the hot exhaust gases from the combustion turbines will produce steam that will be directed to two steam turbines. The steam turbines will produce an additional 250 MW to 300 MW of electricity. Construction will take approximately 30 months and employ about 200 skilled and non-skilled workers. Once completed in early 2015, each $800 million investment will provide 25 to 30 technical and operations jobs.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kane Fire Dept. To Sheffield For Standby

Kane To Cover Sheffield Station
At 11:35 PM on Thursday, Kane Fire Dept. has been called to Sheffield for a mutual aid standby assignment. 

Sheffield is apparently at a structure fire in Clarendon. EMS has been called to the hall there to check out a person for smoke inhalation.

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"Victorious Secrets: Winning Against Sexual Temptation."

Local Church to Talk Frank About Taboo Subject

Starting this Sunday morning, one local church is using the month of February to talk frankly about a subject not usually discussed in the sanctuary. Open Arms Community Church in Bradford created a splash several years ago with their series of talks on sex, and they're hoping to be able to tackle the topic again with the same candor and approach as they did in the past.

“There is no life-issue that God doesn’t address. We may not always like what He has to say, but that’s another issue. The point is: because God addresses issues that make people uncomfortable and blush, we as a church will be doing the same," says Open Arms Pastor Mike McAvoy.

Starting February 2nd, Open Arms Community Church will host a four part series of discussions entitled "Victorious Secrets: Winning Against Sexual Temptation."

“It may not be what we want to hear, but there is a right and wrong when it comes to sex. Anyone who would argue that hasn’t read the newspaper or paid attention to the divorce rate of their community,” says McAvoy. 

Open Arms frequently tries to approach topics that apply to real life in a conversational and applicable way. When it comes to sexuality, McAvoy says that the community's reaction is often mixed. “I think it’s interesting how some people get so upset about a church addressing issues of sexuality as God actually intended it to be experienced, but have absolutely no conviction or concern about letting their kids watch some PG-13 movie (or video games, or even worse R-rated movies) that has vulgar language and all types of sexuality discussed and depicted, not to mention the violence issue.”

McAvoy explains that the discussions will be geared for adults and teens, “If your kid rides the bus or goes to school, they live in a rated “R” world and we need to equip them to succeed in being free, not becoming enslaved to habits and behaviors that cultivate brokenness.”

Open Arms will provide childcare for the younger kids during the messages.

Services are Sundays, at 9:15AM or 11AM, and are also posted in their website later in the week at

The church is also hosting it's annual Superbowl Party and Chicken Wing Sauce Competition Sunday night at 6PM.

Lug Nuts All Loosened On Man's Vehicle

State Police are investigating a criminal mischief Wednesday when Jerry C. Weidner of 3994 Wharton Road, Austin, PA, found that unknown actor(s) had loosened all the lug nuts on the left front wheel of his vehicle.

Anyone with information should call Trooper Kyle Butler at PSP Coudersport. 814-274-8690.

Snow Bands Turn I-80 Into Skating Rink

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Isabella Foods, an El Paso, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 685 pounds of tamale products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Hair Auction Raises More Than $1,000 for THON

Photo: For the Kids. Louise Whyte had 12" of hair cut from her head, and a diamond shaved into her new, short hair all in support of THON and Locks of Love.
Hair Auction Raises More Than $1,000 for THON

DuBOIS – Members of the Penn State DuBois community came together on Wednesday to part with either their hair, or some hard-earned cash, all to support pediatric cancer research.

The Annual THON Hair Auction, held in the Student Union, netted $1,205 this year. All proceeds will be donated to THON, the Penn State Dance Marathon, which supports the Four Diamonds Fund for children battling cancer. Students, faculty and staff members cast bids on each of the brave people who volunteered to have their hair cut for the cause. The higher the bids went, the more extreme the volunteers were willing to go with their new hair styles. This year's "volunteers under the sheers" were students Louise Whyte, Holly Kiesling, Steve Zanoni, Owen Samuels, and Chris Kurtz.

Whyte had 12 inches of hair cut off, which she also donated to Locks of Love, an organization that makes and donates wigs to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. She set a personal limit of $350 that had to be raised in order for her to take it a step further; if bids for her reached that amount, she promised to shave the shape of a diamond into her hair to represent the Four Diamonds Fund.

"I was happy to be in the hair auction. Willingly donating 12 inches of my hair is nothing if it means I can help someone who has lost their hair," said Whyte, who will also represent Penn State DuBois at THON this year as one of the campus' designated dancers. "Getting the diamond shaved into my head was scary, but it's for THON, it's for the kids, and hair grows back. Anything I can do to raise more money for THON I will willingly do."

Whyte's generosity through the sacrifice of her own hair was matched only by the generosity of a husband and wife team of faculty members who placed the biggest bid for the diamond haircut. Those faculty members, Jackie Atkins, senior instructor in English and Women's Studies, and Tony Vallone, associate professor of English placed a bid for the full $350 dollars right after the auction opened. This is in addition to a $1,000 match that Vallone's publishing company, Mammoth Books, donates to THON fundraisers every year.

"It's like planting a tree. You may not see the end result, or see it right away, but it's necessary, and you're thinking for the future," Vallone said, explaining why he and his wife get behind the THON cause. "Jackie and I also just like to come to the hair auction because we know the students, and it's a fun way to support a great cause."

THON is planned for February 15, through February 17, at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park. Student dancers will attempt to dance and stay on their feet for 46 hours in support of their cause.

For more information on THON and THON events at Penn State DuBois, contact the Office of Student Life at 814-375-4764 or

Evelyn M. Rhinehart, 84, of Roper Rd., Port Allegany, PA

 Evelyn M. Rhinehart
 Evelyn M. Rhinehart, 84, of Roper Rd., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2013) in the Charles Cole Mem. Hospital, Coudersport.

Born July 14, 1928, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Linford C. and Dorothy Lillibridge Acre. She married Ward Wood Mar. 28, 1948. Later she married James B. Rhinehart, who preceded her in death.

She had worked at Smethport Specialities and most recently with Culver Bus Garage as a driver, before her retirement.

She was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Port Allegany High School.

Surviving are a daughter, Necia L. Wood of Port Allegany; two sons, Michael M. (Diane) Wood of Sansaba, TX, and Larry D. Wood of Georgetown, TX; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifton (Jackie) Acre of Orange Park, FL, Carlton Acre of Kingsland, GA; a sister, Frances (Glenn) Ludwig of Sanborn, NY; longtime friend, Barbara Culver, with whom she resided; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, twin brothers, Ronald and Donald Acre, Lawrence Acre; and a sister, Fern Dalaba.

There will be no visitation.

There will be a celebration of life service held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

DEP Announces Final Air Quality Permit for Natural Gas Operations, Proposes New Environmental Controls

DEP Announces Final Air Quality Permit for Natural Gas Operations, Proposes New Environmental Controls
Comment Period on Proposed Changes Open until March 19

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has finalized revisions to a general permit for natural gas-fired engines and equipment at compressor stations, which help move gas from well sites into transmission pipelines. The revised general permit includes significantly lower allowable emission limits than the previous general permit, called GP-5.

DEP also announced it will accept public comment on a proposed plan approval and operating permit exemption for air emission sources at well drilling sites. Well sites would only be eligible for the exemption for the air quality plan approval process if the wells will meet emission control and monitoring criteria that are stricter than federal air quality rules for controlling wellhead emissions. The plan approval authorizes construction of facilities that emit certain types and amounts of pollutants.

“Pennsylvania has seen improved air quality over the past decade, and the United States led the world in greenhouse gas emission reductions over the past five years, in great part due to shale gas,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “This shift in the way we approach emissions will help us continue these trends.

“The steps we are taking now mean far lower emissions at well sites and more efficient compressor stations, resulting in cleaner air as development, production and transmission take place,” he said. “DEP’s effective and robust oversight will deliver on the promise of cleaner air from the increased use of natural gas.”

The final revisions to GP-5, which were developed after considering public comment, impose emissions limits that are 75 to 90 percent stricter than current limits for the largest, most common types of engines used at compressor stations. Notably, the revised permit also affords operators the ability to install controls to achieve even lower emissions, allowing for the use of additional engines.

“Essentially, we are doing much more by setting these limits as a line the operator cannot cross. This is an improvement in air quality protection,” Krancer said. “We are also determining compliance based on the facility’s actual emissions, instead of equating the permit’s limits with the facility’s emissions, as was previously done.”

Operators of facilities permitted by the GP-5 must demonstrate that their facilities continue to be minor sources as defined by the Clean Air Act, allowing for operational flexibility.

DEP is also proposing a revision to one section of its air quality permit exemption list that governs which types of facilities do need to obtain a plan approval prior to construction. The proposed exemption would apply to wellheads and their associated storage tanks.

The proposed exemption requires drillers to control emissions more stringently and conduct leak detection on the entire wellhead, which is more comprehensive than is currently required by federal air quality rules for oil and gas development. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released these rules, called New Source Performance Standards, in April 2012.

Operators of all newly drilled oil and gas wells would be required to decide between demonstrating eligibility for the exemption or applying for a plan approval after the proposed exemption regulations are finalized.

Formal notices announcing the final revised GP-5 and the proposed exemptions to air quality plan approval regulations will appear in the Feb. 2 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin. DEP will accept comments on the proposed changes until March 19.

For more information and to view the final general permit and proposed exemption, visit and click “Air” then “Bureau of Air Quality,” or call 717-787-4325.

West End Trailblazers Thanks Sponsors of 2013 Winterfest

2 Vehicle Crash On Byrnedale Hill

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4 tractor-trailers among 9 vehicles involved in I-80 crash

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New Dates For Potter County Vintage Snow Fest

Jesse F. Butler, 79, of, Port Allegany, PA

Jesse F. Butler, 79, of, Port Allegany, PA, died Wednesday (January 30, 2013) at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct 13, 1933 in Keating Summit, a son of Leonard and Charlotte McIsaac Butler.

Mr. Butler was a 1951 graduate of Austin High School and he was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 to 1971.

Mr. Butler was employed as truck driver for several coal mining companies

He is survived by

Long time companion, Rose Wilbur of Port Allegany, PA.

two daughters: Rhonda (Erik) Coxon of Snowmass, CO, Sonja (TJ) Kiser of Roulette, PA

one son: Scott (Raymona) Butler of Leander, TX

four step sons: David, Donald and Thomas(Shanna) Pomainville all of Whitesville NY and Daniel (Sherrie) Pomainville of Fair Haven VT

two sisters: Ella Mae (Jim) Price of Keating Summit, PA, and Patricia (Leonard) Bosworth of Emporium, PA

one brother: Ernest (Patricia) Butler of Emporium, PA

12 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Eugene

There will be no visitation. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Port Allegany Honor Guard at a time to be announced

Burial will be in the Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolence may be made at

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