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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Nate Taylor Offers Computer Service 24/7--Spread The Word

Opening For Director Of Customer Relations At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

Girls Basketball Austin vs Northern Potter

Girls Basketball
Austin vs Northern Potter
JV 29-17 Varsity 39-43
Austin Seniors Night

Rollover Crash On Bucktail Road

Address: 1616 BUCKTAIL RD
2/9/2013 5:16:21 PM


$14.5 million in impact fee revenue is available for plugging abandoned wells

$14.5 million in impact fee revenue is available for plugging abandoned wells.

Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) is accepting grant applications now through July 31.

CFA Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging Program

On January 29, 2013, the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) Board of Directors approved a motion to accept applications requesting funding under the Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging Program, which provides grants to provide mechanisms to plug abandoned and orphaned wells that have the potential to cause health, safety or environmental concerns.

The Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund applications for consideration at the November 13, 2013 meeting will be accepted through July 31, 2013. Eligible applicants are encouraged to contact Brian Eckert or Matthew Karnell at 717-787-6245 to discuss potential projects before commencing the application process.

There is a maximum of $250,000 per project.

Municipalities– Any county, city, borough, incorporated town, township or home rule municipality.

Councils of Governments

Authorized Organizations – An entity involved in research, restoration, rehabilitation, planning,
acquisition, development, education or other activities, which furthers the protection, enhancement,
conservation, preservation or enjoyment of this Commonwealth's environmental, conservation,
recreation or similar resources. The organization must be a tax-exempt institution under section 501(c)
(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Public Law 99-514, 26 U.S.C. § 501(c) (3)) and registered
with the Bureau of Charitable Organizations or an educational institution involved in these authorized
activities or a municipal authority.

Institutions of Higher Education- An entity that is an accredited university, college, seminary college,
community college or two-year college.

Watershed Organizations – An entity recognized by the Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources or the Department of Environmental Protection that was established to promote local
watershed conservation efforts in an identified watershed.

For Profit Businesses – other than “producers” of natural gas as defined in Act 13.
For more information visit:

Here are the program guidelines:

The following final regulation was published

The following final regulation was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on 2/9/2013:
Sulfur Limits in Commercial Fuel Oil .

Please access the Pennsylvania Bulletin for copies of the final regulation. The Pennsylvania Bulletin is the official version of the final regulation until the regulation is codified in Title 25 of the Pennsylvania Code.

Olga Snyder Awarded Best Emerging Artist Award

Olga Snyder Awarded Best Emerging Artist Award

ORLANDO, FL (January 20, 2013) Color, creativity, and imagination brought a Coudersport, Pa., woman the coveted Best Emerging Artist Award at the annual American Craft Retailers Expo in Orlando, Florida. Olga Snyder introduced her newest line of artwork, known as “Art Treats,” consisting of an imaginative collection of postcards, magnets, bookmarks, pins, fiber art, and jewelry that bring colorful splashes to everyday life.

“The most popular response to my artwork from both show attendees and fellow artists was that my images made them feel happy,” Snyder said in accepting the award. “That’s exactly what I intend my art to do to people.”

Snyder has been a full-time artist in Coudersport for the last 13 years and, along with her husband John, owns and operates Olga Gallery, Café, & Bistro in the center of downtown Coudersport. Their multi-faceted business has brought an element of color and vibrancy to the busiest intersection in the county seat. At the same time, Snyder has begun selling her unique and self-styled artwork to galleries and boutiques across the country. More information can be found at or

Photo Caption: Coudersport, Pa., artist Olga Snyder (right) was awarded the Best New Exhibitor Award at ACRE Orlando (Fla.), one of the country’s top wholesale art & fine craft shows. The award was presented by Nancy Vince (left), president of, producer of ACRE Orlando.

For additional information or photos, please call Olga or John Snyder at (814) 260-9966 or e-mail or Amory Williams at (888) 427-2381 ext. 102 or email
About Olga Snyder
Olga Snyder is a lifelong full–time multi-media artist who along with her husband John owns & operates Olga Gallery, Café, & Bistro & Yarn at Olga’s in the center of historical downtown, Coudersport, Pa. For more information visit, or call (814) 260-9966.

About is the premier online marketplace for retailers to source over 1,200 juried American and Canadian wholesale artists. features jewelry, gifts, fashion accessories, home decor, garden accessories, and more in a wide variety of styles. For more information, visit, or call (888) 427-2381.

About American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE) is the producer of the American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE) shows, held annually in Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit and, or call (888) 427-2381.

Dept 46 And Medic 6 Were Dispatched to West Branch Fishing Creek For A Medical Emergency

At 4:35 PM on Saturday Dept 46 and Medic 6 were dispatched to West Branch Fishing Creek for a medical emergency.

Senators Toomey/Casey Work Together For All Pennsylvanians

Championing Bipartisanship
I was happy to sit down with the Erie Times-News editorial board to share my vision for 2013 and how to best meet the needs facing our families and our country.  In a piece this week, the editors highlighted the strong bipartisan relationship Sen. Bob Casey and I have built while working together for all Pennsylvanians. 
The Times-News wrote:
"Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators are from opposing parties, but they echoed the same theme about the need for Congress to work together when they met with the Erie Times-News Editorial Board."
Click here to read the full editorial.
(Photo courtesy of Jason Cohn.)

Position Available Cole Memorial


The Coudersport Borough will be accepting sealed bids for a 2008 Dodge Durango 4x4 SLT vehicle. This vehicle has 107,000 + miles and was used as a police vehicle. Police vehicle identifications have been removed and the entire vehicle is white in color. The vehicle has been serviced as per manufacturers recommendations and in good running condition. You may see the vehicle at the Coudersport Borough Maintenance Facility located at 46 Damascus Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The bid must be in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside “2008 Dodge Durango Bid 2013” and minimum bid is $7,500. Bids will be accepted until February 20, 2013 no later than 3:00 p.m. and must be mailed or delivered to the Coudersport Borough Office, 201 S. West Street, Coudersport, Pa. 16915.Bids will be opened and read aloud and decision of bid will occur at the regular monthly meeting scheduled for February 20, 2013 at the Maintenance Facility, 46 Damascus Road after 6:30 p.m. The Borough reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any in formalities or irregularities in the best interest of the Borough.

Lost or stolen dog

Lost or stolen dog.

 My name is Chris my friends dog was taken today 2/3/13 from my residence on Looker Lane in Rixford, PA, around 11am or Noon. 

The dogs name is Spots. He is aprox. 35 to 45 pounds. White and Black spotted Pitt bull, very friendly, he has a black patch over his right eye, also wearing a black nylon collar with a flea collar on as well. He does not bark, trusts everyone so whoever took him needs to return him. My contact information is 814-465-9397 home or cell is 814-558-1649.  

I would very much appreciate it. Thank you.

Two Vehicle Accident W/ Injuries

Two Vehicle Accident
At 2:41 PM on Saturday, Clarksville Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Stewart Road for a two vehicle accident. One patient is reported still in the ditch.

Professor said Ohio hair-cutting group a cult, not Amish

Professor said Ohio hair-cutting group a cult, not Amish

Leader sentenced to 15 years inprison

Terry P. Lloyd, 69, of Port Allegany, PA

Terry P. Lloyd, 69, of Port Allegany, PA, died Saturday (February 9, 2013) in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

He was born March 25, 1943 in Kane, a son of Carl Raymond and Mary Edna Hayes Lloyd.

Mr. Lloyd was a 1961 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended St. Francis Xavier College of Duxbury, MA, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY, the Parson School of Design and New School, also in New York, NY.

Mr. Lloyd was an Interviewer/ Supervisor for New York City Rent Control, New York, NY, worked as a Law Library Assistant for Davis, Polk and Wardwell of New York City, and was an Art Teacher for the U.S. Government in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He was also a nursing assistant at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

He is survived by:

One son: Adam Lloyd of Port Allegany

One daughter: Breanna Lloyd of Port Allegany

Two grandchildren: Lyla and Wyatt Maynard

Three sisters: Maribeth L. Brown, Edna L. Baker, and Collene K. (David) Shaffer of Port Allegany, PA

Three brothers: Joel C. (Helen) Lloyd of Cumming, GA, Kevin P. Lloyd of Buffalo, NY, Brian P. (Kalin) Lloyd of Biloxi, Miss.

And several nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory H. Lloyd.

In accordance with Mr. Lloyd’s wishes, his body was donated to the University at Buffalo’s Anatomical Gift Program, Buffalo, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, March 25, at 11A.M., in St. Gabriel’s Church, Port Allegany, with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, as Celebrant.

Memorials may be made to a The American Cancer Society or St. Gabriel’s Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at

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

Save Our Streams Initiates Petition To Minimize Chances Of Fracking Fluid Spills

Reduce The Risks! Require Operators to Recycle Frack Waste Water on-site!

Petition by  Save Our Streams PA
Please sign this petition and tell Pennsylvania officials you will no longer tolerate the elevated risks posed on the environment, roads and infrastructure during the unnecessary transportation of contaminated fluids. Pennsylvania should require unconventional gas well operators to recycle their waste water at the location where it is produced. This seem like such common sense reform!

Pennsylvania’s streams have suffered numerous impairments when produced fluid from unconventional shale gas wells spilled during transportation. It‘s not necessary for the Commonwealth to even tolerate these heightened risks when the technology is available to recycle (most) fluids at the well sites where the pollutants originate.

Maintaining and protecting the health of Pennsylvania’s water resources is vital to the economy. Officials need to recognize these risks and implement comprehensive regulations which would provide greater protection. Click here to SIGN PETITION

Justin Lewis Named Airmnan Of The Week

Justin Lewis Named Airman Of The Week

By 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Dover Air Force Base, Del. --

Name/rank: Senior Airman Justin Lewis
Hometown: Port Allegany, Pa.
Squadron: 436th Operations Support Squadron
Job description: Air traffic controller
Dream assignment and why? Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. There is always a beach nearby and the weather is warm.
Family: My wife, mother, step-father, step-mother, father, two sisters and brother.
Favorite movie: "The Matrix"
Favorite food: Chicken tenders and fries
Favorite book: "The Giver"
Hobby: Riding motorcycles
Who inspires you? My mother
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Still serving in the Air Force with two kids in Hawaii or Florida, and hopefully at the rank of Senior Master Sgt.

Justin is a 2009 graduate from Port Allegany High School.

Since Senior Airman Lewis' arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., in March 2010, he has preformed above and beyond the expectations from his leadership. He exceeded himself by completing Air Traffic Control training within 70 percent of the allotted time, directly contributing to him wining Senior Airman Below-the-Zone in October 2011. Since then he is one of the 436th Operations Support Squadron's top Airmen and Air Traffic Controllers. Lewis trains multiple ATC trainees directly contributing to a positive and productive future for the career field. He is a "go-to" Airman when the ATC facility needs anything to be completed efficiently and accurately. On top of all these tasks, Lewis continues to stay involved in the community where he volunteered to work NASCAR for the squadron booster club.

Staff Sgt. Amanda Ford

Potter County Snowmobile Club meeting

Snowmobile meeting

 Potter County Snowmobile Club. 

Reminder, there is only a directors meeting at the club tonight at 6pm and no dinner.

Structure Fire Reported In Richburg

Structure Fire Reported In Richburg
At 10:11 AM on Saturday, Bolivar and Richburg Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 318 Evans Avenue, Apartment A.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Computer Problems--Call Nate Taylor--He'll Fix It

Opening For Director Of Customer Relations At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

Police Cite Woman For Drunkenness

State Police at Emporium cited an Emporium woman for Public Drunkenness on Friday at 1:39 AM after they found her under the influence of alcohol. 

Elizabeth Marie Thomas, 28, Emporium, PA, was discovered near 1 East 4th Street and was subsequently cited by Trooper Douglas C. Homan for Public Drunkenness.

Possible Theft By Deception On Internet

State Police are investigating a possible scam in which a Ulysses woman sent money to a person she met on the internet according to Trooper Gerg of the Coudersport barracks.

DCNR Invites Students to Apply for Summer Environmental Careers Camp

DCNR Invites Students to Apply for Summer Environmental Careers Camp

Harrisburg – Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers
are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources’ summer residential camp.

The Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, or ECO Camp, will introduce 20 to 25
students in grades 10-12 to conservation and environmental careers.

“ECO Camp has become one of DCNR’s strongest success stories since its beginning
11 years ago,” DCNR Secretary Richard Allan said. “We’ve successfully worked with
hundreds of young people to hone their awareness of the natural world and the
variety of related careers available to them.”

This year’s camp will begin Sunday, July 7, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel,
Mountain Top, Luzerne County. The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and about
10 miles south of Wilkes-Barre.

The six-day camp will include everything from wildlife conservation projects and
stream sampling to forestry skills. Daily activities will offer students a hands-on,
team-building learning experience in an outdoor setting.

Participants will be exposed to a wide range of career experiences, including water
quality assessments, geology field studies, and overnight camping experiences.
They will also meet conservation professionals to learn about career opportunities.
“Many DCNR employees have supported this camp effort, some year after year,”
Allan said. “Past campers have come from small towns and large cities, forming a
unique pool of intelligence, spirit and commitment to environmental improvement.”
Offered free of charge, the instruction and daily activities will be overseen by
specialists and officials of DCNR’s bureaus of state parks, forestry, and topographic
and geologic survey. After the camp, attendees will have a chance to seek
internships, mentoring and job-shadowing positions.

For more details or an application, visit;
call 724-865-7857; or email

Smethport Trail Group Getting It Done

Potato Creek Trails - On the Move

February 1, 2013
Smethport Web — by Lisa Chapman

A community of like-minded citizens got together five years ago and formed the Potato Creek Trail Association. The vision included “creating and maintaining a network of multipurpose trails for the purpose of exploration, interpretation, and recreation within our topographically rich historic and natural environment.

In my youth, it seemed most of our wide open spaces were in the public domain. We walked, hunted, fished, and explored in many places that are now posted, protected, or otherwise not available. The people of Smethport still like to enjoy the outdoors and somewhere along the line a few individuals got to organizing.

Never underestimate the power of a few individuals to dream, plan, and execute an idea. Fast forward five years and the community organization continues to have vision for the future as well as pride in the accomplishments of the past five years. Read more...

2 Car MVA On Rt. 46 Near Bradford

2 Car MVA On Rt. 46 Near Bradford
At 9:21 PM on Friday, Fire Rescue and EMS are responding to a 2 vehicle crash on Rt. 46, just outside the City of Bradford. One vehicle is reported in the roadway. The second vehicle is reported to have left the scene.

8 Year Old Killed In Head On Crash On East Valley Road

An 8 year old Shinglehouse boy was killed and two drivers seriously injured Friday afternoon in a two vehicle head on crash on East Valley Road in Keating Township, McKean County.

The 8 year old was a passenger in a 1995 Chevrolet Tracker driven by Steven P. Mehl, 29, of Shinglehouse, PA. Police did not identify the child because he was a juvenile.  Steven Mehl was transported by ambulance to Bradford Regional Medical Center and then to Erie due to the severity of his injuries.

Tieler R. Raymo, 20, of Smethport, PA, driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Olean General Hospital by Ambulance.

Trooper Michael Julock, in a news release, said the fatal crash occurred at 3:25 PM when Raymo was traveling northbound and Mehl was traveling southbound on East Valley Road, about a half mile west of Kent Hollow Road.

As Raymo crested a small hill between Kent Hollow and Pierce Brook Road, he lost control of his Chevrolet Suburban which traveled across the roadway and struck Mehl's Tracker head on. 

The Suburban continued traveling off of the roadway to the east striking a wooden fence and coming to rest in a field to the east of the roadway.

Mehl's Tracker was shoved to the north on the roadway, coming to rest in the middle of the road. 

The 8 year old was transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Assisting at the scene were Smethport Police Dept., Smethport Volunteer Fire Department, Smethport Ambulance, Port Allegany Ambulance, McKean County District Attorney, and Troop C CARS unit.

The investigation is ongoing.    


MVA With Injuries In Belmont, NY

MVA With Injuries In Belmont, NY
At 8:39 PM on Friday, Amity Rescue has been dispatched to a MVA at Schuyler  & Greenwich Street in the Village of Belmont. Injuries are reported in this crash. Responders on scene are reporting heavy front end damage to both vehicles and have called for additonal ambulances from Wellsville.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 6 West

At 8:33 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 are responding to Rt. 6 West for a medical emergency.

2 Vehicle Crash On Wilcox Road

Address: 2640 WILCOX RD
2/8/2013 8:23:59 PM


Travel Advisory 02/08/2013 Route 642 closed at crash scene east of Milton tonight

Travel Advisory
Route 642 closed at crash scene east of Milton tonight

Feb. 8, 2013 @ 7:50 p.m.

Motorists in Northumberland County are advised that a section of Route 642 is closed in East Chillisquaque Township at this hour.

Route 642 is closed between Mexico Road and Dance Hall Road at the scene of a crash that brought down utilities.

A detour is set up using Mexico Road, Creek Road and Bridge Road.

PPL is on the scene. The road is expected to be reopened to traffic later tonight.


02/08/2013 06:56 PM EST
AdvancePierre Foods, an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,328 pounds of frozen, fully cooked country fried steak products because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of plastic.

Axle & Wheels In Passing Lane Of I-86 Near Salamanca

At 7:42 PM on Friday, NY Troopers are responding to a report of an axle with two wheels attached in the passing lane of I-86 near Salamanca.

Senate Democrats Say Corbett Budget Misses Mark

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Senate Democrats Say Corbett Budget Misses Mark

Senator Jay Costa
The $28.4 billion General Fund budget that Gov. Tom Corbett outlined in a speech before a joint session of the General Assembly was described by Senate Democrats as inadequate because it relies heavily on savings from initiatives that will never be approved.
“The governor’s plan is inadequate and inappropriate for moving Pennsylvania forward,” said Costa.  “It was long on politics but short on solutions.”
 “The Corbett budget plan is built on false choices and does little to solve key problems facing Pennsylvania today.  We should not be linking the future success of our children to anything other than our dedication and commitment to quality programs and services.” 
The governor has called for privatizing state liquor stores and raising a billion dollars that would be channeled, in his plan, to fund specific education initiatives or lower pension contributions.
Senator Costa Comments on Governor’s
2013-14 Budget Proposal

Click here to read transcription of interview.
Senator Costa Comments on Governor's 2013-14 Budget Proposal Governor Corbett also called for pension reform while failing to acknowledge that his suggested pension reforms do not reduce the $41 billion in unfunded liability which is driving the cost of the system.  In fact, his proposed changes may add to the problem. 
In addition, his liquor plan faces high legislative hurdles and failed to be adopted last legislative session.  Two previous governors faced similar obstacles when they attempted to privatize liquor sales. 
Senate Democrats also blasted the plan for not addressing job creation and for failing to fund education properly. 
Gov. Corbett has called for $375 million in tax cuts for business, yet only sought a boost of $90 million for basic education.  He proposed to consolidate eight business loan funds into one large $1.1 billion fund, yet he fails to outline new initiatives to utilize this funding to address serious job deficits. 
Job Creation
Pennsylvania now ranks 34th in net new job growth among the 50 states.  The pace of annual job growth under Corbett has slowed while the state’s unemployment rate is 7.9 percent.  All told, more than 516,000 Pennsylvanians are out of work. 
Basic education cuts of $900 million over the past two fiscal years have taken their toll on students and taxpayers.  More than 75 percent of districts have eliminated offerings and cut key programs such as tutoring and after school assistance.  Simultaneously, in excess of 80 percent of Pennsylvania school districts have increased property taxes.
The governor has called for $90 million more in subsidies and another $200 million in discretionary education spending which would be available if liquor stores were privatized.
Privatizing Liquor Sales
Senator Jay CostaThe governor also said that he wanted to privatize the sale of liquor in a convoluted multi-tiered and confusing plan that would create as many as 20,000 retail outlets.  The plan, while raising revenues in the short-term, has a long-term negative fiscal impact, reducing the revenues generated by $150 million per year. 
Another initiative outlined in the governor’s address was a transportation plan.  The plan called for by the governor was to lift the cap on the Oil Franchise Tax and use the estimated $1.8 billion to fund road, highway, bridge and other transportation projects.  The governor has also said that he would end the half billion in funds now used for mass transit in ten years without designating replacement revenues. 
The plan to lift the Oil Franchise Tax cap from its current $1.25 per gallon would mean that the sales would be fully taxable.
The governor’s own Transportation Funding Advisory Commission (TFAC) recommended an investment of $3.5 billion as a way to address critical funding needs.
“We cannot continue to wait any longer for a real, comprehensive solution instead of continuing to put a band-aid on our failing infrastructure,” said Costa.  “The lack of real progress only hurts Pennsylvania businesses and families, particularly in the most rural parts of the state.”

Sportsman Update: Protecting the Right to Hunt and Fish

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Sportsman Update:
Protecting the Right
to Hunt and Fish
The House Game and Fisheries Committee will take up legislation next week amending the Pennsylvania Constitution to protect the people’s right to hunt, fish and harvest game. I thought this was a perfect way to kick off the new legislative session and my first term as chairman of the committee.

Hunting, fishing and harvesting game are an important part of our state’s and our nation’s heritage. Thirteen other states have this right spelled out in their constitutions, while Florida has enacted it in statute. Because it proposes to amend the state constitution, House Bill 410 would have to be passed by both the House and Senate in two consecutive sessions of the General Assembly, and then would have to be approved by a majority of voters in a ballot referendum.

The committee is scheduled to meet to discuss this bill on Monday, Feb. 11, after the House session recesses for the day, most likely after 4:00 p.m. In addition to streaming the meeting live on my website, it also will be archived for viewing on my website in the future.

Also on Monday’s agenda:
•  House Bill 126 aims to increase the availability of certified hunter education courses in public schools.
•  House Bill 353 would reduce the safety zone distance for trapping to better enable trappers to keep the state’s furbearer populations in check.

Keep up with Game and Fish Committee news on my website or on Facebook. You may also sign up for sportsman updates at

Gilbert “Jim” Reier, 99, Warren, PA

Gilbert “Jim” Reier
Gilbert “Jim” Reier, 99, Warren, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Warren General Hospital.

 He was born on April 5, 1913 in Pittsburgh, PA. to the late Louis B. and Bertha E. Reier. 

Graduated from Dormont High School in 1932 and entered the School of Forestry at Penn State that same year, graduating in 1936. 

 He met Bertha Gregory while they were both students at Penn State and were married on September 20, 1936 at Grace Lutheran Church in State College. 

 He was employed by the Bell Telephone Company in Pittsburgh as a draftsman and transferred to Warren in 1937. He became Superintendent of Parks and Playgrounds for Warren in 1942 and as Superintendent of Public Works in 1968, retiring in 1978. 

 Jim was a member of First Lutheran Church, served as Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of Church Council and the Property Committee for both the Parish Education Building and the Church edifice. He and his wife maintained the church grounds for a period of 20 years. 

Jim served with the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II.

He is survived by his son-in-law, Richard Schultz, 5 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Friends may call on Monday, February 11, 2013 at First Lutheran Church parlors from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon. A funeral and committal service will be conducted Monday at 12:00 Noon by Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Associate Pastor and Rev. David Blank, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 10 W. Third Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Ruth Cataldo, 75, of Sugar Grove, PA

Ruth Cataldo
Ruth Cataldo, 75, of Sugar Grove, PA. died Thursday afternoon, February 7, 2013 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after an extended illness. 

 She was born February 2, 1938 in Kinzua, PA. to the late William L. and Edith V. Bova Strong. She has resided in Warren and Sugar Grove areas most of her life.

Ruth was a graduate of Warren Area High School Class of 1956 and was employed with the Pennsylvania Employment Office for 21 years. She had also owned and operated the former Echo Valley Store in Sugar Grove, PA. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. Ruth was a huge family genealogist, collector of dolls and doll houses, antiques, and an avid crafter.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Cataldo, Jr. whom she married June 9, 1956 at Holy Redeemer R. C. Church, Warren, PA.
 3 Sons – Mark Allan Cataldo and wife, Sandra, Michael Cataldo and wife, Dawn, William Cataldo all of Sugar Grove, PA.
Grandson Robbie Joe Cataldo whom she helped raise
1 Brother – Ralph G. Strong and his wife, Nancy of Mt. Morris, NY, 4 Grandchildren, 2 Step Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Great Grandchidren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Son – Joseph J. Cataldo, 2 Brothers – William L. Strong, J., Richard L. Strong, 2 Nephews – Charles J. Cataldo, Conrad Offi
1 Niece – Theresa Marie Carlson.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, 1128 State Street, Erie, PA. 16501. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting



BRADFORD, Pa. — The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold a three-part sports psychology workshop starting Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Seneca Building downtown Bradford.

Pan Fanaritis, former associate professor and chair of physical education at Denison University, will lead the sessions. A few of Fanaritis’s coaching accomplishments include three NCAA Division I National Champions, three American Record Performances, a world record, and multiple Coach of the Year Awards.

Each session takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the Seneca Building, located at 2 Main Street in Bradford. The cost is $25 per session. Those who attend all three sessions can pay a special price of $69.

The first session, “Performance Enhancement Techniques,” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13. Fanaritis will go over techniques such as relaxation, meditation, self-hypnosis, visualization and more.

The second session, “Personal Growth and Development,” will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20. During the session the participants will learn about the importance of self-confidence and skills to develop a healthy level of confidence.

The third session, “Leadership and Team Dynamics,” will happen on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The session will cover productive communication, team building and leadership skills.

The three-part workshop is geared toward upper high school and college athletes and coaches at any level. Participants will receive information on theories and techniques that will give them a “mental edge” over their competition.

For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at (814)362-5078 or

For disability related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814) 362-7609 or



Lawrenceville Dispatched To Accident

A vehicle is reported into a structure.

Reps. Causer & Baker meet with Cole Memorial

Reps. Causer & Baker 
meet with Cole Memorial
PA Representatives Marty Causer and Matt Baker recently visited Cole Memorial’s CEO Ed Pitchford and over 15 members of the Hospital’s leadership team and Board for an informal discussion about the status of current healthcare legislation and how it impacts rural health organizations.

School Bus Crashed Into House In Big Run

2 Vehicle Crash With Entrapment On E. Valley Road

2 Vehicle Crash W/ Entrapment
At 3:28 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Dept. and Ambulance 16 have been dispatched to East Valley Road near Kent Hollow for a 2 vehicle crash with drivers entrapped.

Northern Potter Vocalists Selected For Erie Festival

NPHS vocalists Hannah Howe, Mariah Morgan and Mandy Slawson were selected for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 2 Choral Festival. The festival is being hosted by the NW PA Collegiate Academy in Erie, PA.

The students are seen preparing for two concerts, tonight and tomorrow afternoon. They have had the opportunity to work with internationally-known conductor, Dr. Michael Schwartzkopf. Recently retired from Indiana Univeristy-Bloomington, Dr. Schwartzkopf's choirs have received numerous Grammy nominations and have performed all over the country and world.

Motor Vehicle Accident On Rt. 49, East of Rt. 44

Motor Vehicle Accident On Rt. 49
At 2:33 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 49 east of Rt. 44 for a motor vehicle accident.

USDA Announces Important Updates on the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) Program

USDA Announces Important Updates on the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) Program

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013—U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia today announced that beginning Feb. 5, USDA will issue payments to dairy farmers enrolled in the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program for the September 2012 marketings. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) through 2013 for many programs administered by FSA, including MILC. The 2008 Farm Bill extension provides for a continuation of the MILC program through Sept. 30, 2013.

MILC payments are triggered when the Boston Class I milk price falls below $16.94 per hundredweight, after adjustment for the cost of dairy feed rations. MILC payments are calculated each month using the latest milk price and feed cost.

As announced by FSA on Jan. 22, all dairy producers’ MILC contracts are automatically extended to Sept. 30, 2013. Eligible producers therefore do not need to re-enroll in MILC. MILC operations with approved contracts will continue to receive monthly payments, if available.

The payment rate for September 2012 is approximately $0.59 per hundredweight. The payment rate for October 2012 marketings is approximately $0.02 per hundredweight. The payment rate for November 2012 marketings is zero.

Before the October MILC payment can be issued, dairy farmers must complete a new Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) form for 2013. The new form, CCC-933 Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Certification and Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information, must complete by producers before they can receive payments for a variety of programs administered by FSA and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Producers may obtain CCC-933 at their local USDA Service Center or online at Specific detail about AGI may be found here.

Dairy operations may select a production start month other than October 2012. Producers who want to select a production start month other than October 2012 must visit their local FSA office between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28, 2013, also known as a relief period.

FSA will provide producers with information on program requirements, updates and signups as the information becomes available. For more information on MILC, contact a local FSA county office or visit the FSA website at


2/8/2013 2:05:48 PM

Coudersport Ambulance To Bank Street

At 2:16 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Bank Street for an unconscious person.

Kane Man Killed In Crash On Rt. 66

Police say 25-year-old Drew Wile of Kane was killed this morning after a crash at the intersection of RT 66/Township Road 309 in Highland Township.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Bells Run Road

At 2:06 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse ambulance and Trans Am ALS have been dispatched to Bells Run Road for a medical emergency.

Cooking for Crowds in Port Allegany

Cooking for Crowds in Port Allegany

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, and civic groups. This class is being held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the PCEC’s Port Allegany office. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at

Applicants Sought for Copp Scholarship

Applicants Sought for Copp Scholarship

WELLSBORO, PA. – High school seniors pursuing studies in agriculture are invited to apply for a scholarship offered through the William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust.

Applicants are sought for the 2013 fall semester. The application deadline is April 15, 2013. An applicant must be a high school senior accepted to an accredited college or university in a program leading to a degree in a curriculum directly related to agriculture, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, demonstrate financial need, be a Tioga County, PA resident for at least six months and graduate from a Tioga County High School.

Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group at 800-487-8784 or their high school guidance counselors.

The $1.4 million William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust will distribute scholarships annually. The trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Graydon S. Copp, who died July 7, 2002. Graydon and his brother, William Bowen Copp, operated a farm located in Charleston and Covington townships in Tioga County, PA. The brothers lived and operated the same farm as their grandparents and parents until 1982 when William died. Neither brother ever married, but they were well known by their neighbors, friends and relatives as accomplished farmers and generous individuals.

The Copps were known for sharing their food, money, machinery and time with friends and neighbors. Graydon, who loved cats and was very active in hunting, flying, motorcycling and maintaining the family cemetery, always considered education very important. During World War II he dropped out of school to help his family on the farm. Following the war, he returned to school and graduated from the Charleston High School.

Graydon’s generosity will continue for years to come as his intent for this trust is to provide scholarships to well deserving Tioga County, PA high school seniors who pursue higher education in an agricultural field. This field has a broad spectrum of possibilities and might include education in the field of animal sciences, agricultural business management, bioresource, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture, to name a few.

The scholarship recipients will be determined each year by the Scholarship Committee, which consists of the trustee – Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group – and the superintendents from Northern and Southern Tioga School Districts and the Wellsboro Area School District. The committee will decide the number of recipients and amounts awarded annually. The scholarship award may be used to help pay for tuition, books, and room and board.

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 08 at 1: 32PM EST until February 09 at 7:00AM EST by NWS



City: FOX

2/8/2013 12:50:47 PM

2 Vehicle Crash In Fox Township

City: FOX


Elizabeth Ruth Irons, 91, of Rew, PA

Elizabeth Ruth Irons, 91, of Rew, PA,passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.

Born on August 25, 1921 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Clifford Paul and Nellie (Griffin) Armstrong.

On July 12, 1943 in the 1st United Methodist Church she married Gordon J. Irons, who died October 28, 2010.

She was a 1939 graduate of Bradford High School and furthered her education and graduated from the Olean Business Institute.

She was employed as a Post Mistress in Rew retiring in 1986 and had previously worked at Dresser Manufacturing from 1941-1965.

Mrs. Irons was a member of the Rew United Methodist Church, the Duke Center Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rew Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving is a daughter, Diana Lynne Irons, of Martha's Vineyard, MA, a son, Gordon D. Irons, of Smethport, PA, three grandchildren, Jeremiah Armstrong Brown, Naomi Elizabeth Brown, Reuben Fitzgerald Brown, three great grandchildren, Michael John Maynard, Christian Anthony Flanders, Violet Elizabeth Southwick and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, two brothers Robert D. Armstrong, and John "Jocko" Armstrong, two sisters, Patricia Keppel and Shirley Beadle.

Friends will be invited to attend a memorial service at a later date to be announced at the Rew United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Moore officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Rew Volunteer Fire Department or Rew United Methodist Church Rew.

Online condolences may be made at

Township Seeks Permit To Spread Brine On Roads

ARG RESOURCES INC Reports Drilling Started

ARG RESOURCES INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Highland Township

ARG RESOURCES INC reports drilling started on 2013-02-08 00:00:00 at site WARRANT 3783 487 in Highland township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, injection

Coudersport Ambulance To E. 2nd Street

At 12:01 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to E. 2nd Street for a medical emergency.

Austin Area School's home game postponed

Austin Area School's home game this evening with Northern Potter has been postponed

Game will be played on Saturday, February 9th beginning with the JV game at 4:00 p.m., Varsity to follow. Senior Night for Austin's girls will be held following the JV game.

Galeton Area School District will be dismissing at 12:30 pm today

Galeton Area School District will be dismissing at 12:30 pm today with all after school activities cancelled including the Boys JV/V Basketball game with Liberty.  That game is rescheduled for Monday, February 11th, 2013.

Potter Redevelopment Buys Former Adelphia Headquarters In Coudersport

Potter Redevelopment Buys Former Adelphia Headquarters In Coudersport
Zito Media To Lease Space For 15 Years

On Thursday, February 7, 2013 the Potter County Redevelopment Authority finalized acquisition of the former Adelphia Cable Operations Center on Main Street in Coudersport

• The acquisition price is $2.0 million
• The facility is approximately 80,000 sq. feet
• Zito media signed a 15 year lease to serve as anchor tenant
• American Metro Bank, Chicago, Illinois provides bank financing for the acquisition;
• No Federal or State grants were used in the acquisition;

Acker & Larsen Attorneys served as real estate council for the acquisition.

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 08 at 9: 53AM EST until February 09 at 7:00AM EST by NWS


Winter Storm Warning issued February 08 at 3: 33AM EST until February 09 at 7:00AM EST by NWS


Winter Storm Warning issued February 08 at 1: 39AM EST until February 09 at 7:00AM EST by NWS


You Don't Have To Wait For Computer Service, Nate Taylor Is Available 24/7

Free Lecture On Eating For Energy Monday In Coudersport

Dickinson Center Seeking Part Time Registered Nurse

Opening For Director Of Customer Relations At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

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

Check Out Hazel's For Good Buys On Used Vehicles

Thursday, February 7, 2013

No Injuries In 2 Vehicle Crash In Millport

Both drivers were ticketed after a two vehicle crash about 100 yards south of Canada Hollow Road on Route 44 in Sharon Township on Tuesday at 3:30 PM.

Eugene J. Low, 67, of Shinglehouse, PA, was traveling south on Rt. 44 in a 2009 Ford F 150 and attempted to turn left into a driveway in front of a northbound 2003 GMC Yukon driven by David J. Luce, 34, of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, causing the Yukon to strike the Ford.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and were not injured.

Trooper Derrick Watters cited Low for a Turning Violation and Luce for an Expired Registration.

Woman Cited For Cruelty To Animals

State Police at Coudersport investigated an incident where an Oswayo woman neglected her Yorkshire Terrier by failing to get it medical attention for a broken leg.

Lisa Gail Lowerse, 52, of 85 School Street, Oswayo, PA, was charged by Trooper Derek Weaver with Cruelty to Animals through District Court 55-4-01.

Agenda of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of February 7, 2013

Approved Minutes Of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of January 24, 2013

Port Allegany Square Dance Cancelled Due To Weather

Joseph L. Pratt, 75, of 4547 Wadsworth Hill Road, Scio, NY

Joseph L. Pratt, 75, of 4547 Wadsworth Hill Road, Scio, NY, passed away in his home on Tuesday (Feb. 5, 2013) following a brief illness.

He was born April 3, 1937, in Rixford, Pa., the son of Merril and Ruth Church Pratt.

On Nov. 21, 1959, in Red House, he was married to Patricia Stevens, who survives him.

He had resided in the Scio area since 1974. He was a US Navy veteran and had attended school in Great Valley and was a graduate of the Ellicottville High School.

He had retired as an agent for the Prudential, Farmers & Traders and the Agway Insurance Companies.
He was a life member of the NYS Firemen’s Association.

Surviving, besides his wife, are sons, Jeffrey Pratt of Cuba, Dana Pratt of Belmont, Gregory Pratt of Binghamton, and Stephen Pratt of Gifford, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; son, Kevin; brothers, William, Keith and John Pratt; and sisters, Gladys Kellogg, Marjeray Carol and Marie Melzer.

Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Saturday (Feb. 9, 2013) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., when services will will be held with Rev. Dr. John Heister officiating. Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio.

Memorials may be made to the Scio Free Library, American Cancer Association, Hospice Serving Allegany County or the American Heart & Lung Association.