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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Delivery Technician Needed At Cole Memorial In Coudersport

A Utility Vehicle At A Reasonable Price At Moon's Farm-Yard Center In Ulysses

Photos For Amber Alert For Missing 6 Yeaar Old

Amber Alert canceled for Fayette County boy 

State police in Uniontown this morning canceled an Amber Alert for a boy who was reported missing Saturday evening from his Fayette County home.

A state police news release indicated that the child, six-year-old Aiden Miller, was found safe in Ligonier. No other details were immediately available.

Solomon's words talked to Uniontown State Police Sunday morning and although investigators have been too busy to make notification thru the alert system, we did confirm that the boy has been found safe.

Child Abduction Emergency--AMBER ALERT---PSP

Amber Alert canceled for Fayette County boy 

State police in Uniontown this morning canceled an Amber Alert for a boy who was reported missing Saturday evening from his Fayette County home.

A state police news release indicated that the child, six-year-old Aiden Miller, was found safe in Ligonier. No other details were immediately available.

Solomon's words talked to Uniontown State Police Sunday morning and although investigators have been too busy to make notification thru the alert system, we did confirm that the boy has been found safe.

Posted 5-4-2013  10:33 PM
AMBER ALERT--Child Abduction Emergency
The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Pennsylvania State Police Station in Uniontown, Fayette County. 

On May 4, 2013 at approximately 3:00 p.m.,
Aiden Miller, 6 yrs old, described as approximately 4 feet tall, 68 pounds, blond hair cut into a crew cut, with green eyes. He was wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans and black Nike air Jordan tennis shoes with red bottoms. 

He was reported as being missing from 206 Parnell Rd. in Henry Clay Township, Fayette County. 

Aiden Miller was last known to be in the company of Brian T. LYNCH, age 45 years of age operating a 1998 Buick Century white in color bearing Pennsylvania Registration HLG7956. 

At this time direction of travel is unknown. Any information call your local Pennsylvania State Police.

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Lions Club Train Car In Coudersport Arboreutm Getting A Makeover

John Blummer of Ampersand Ink sign shop exposes the ampersand in Coudersport & Port Allegany Rail Road on the Lions Club train in the Coudersport Arboretum. The Lions Club has been painting and cleaning the train to be able to open it to the public, a local couple plan to be wed in the train in July. Helping John in the picture are Sam Duell left and Lion Ron Angood.

Tree Across Roadway Near Sinnemahoning

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Cross Streets: MOSER LN * MANNING DR
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The PA House returns to session on Monday

Improving the PA Jobs Climate and Eliminating the Delaware Loophole on House Agenda Next Week

The House returns to session on Monday, May, 6. Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at  Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting 

Improving the Commonwealth Jobs Climate

Private-sector job creation and career-building is the absolute best social program.

While progress has been made, Pennsylvania is still considered a state with one of the highest costs of doing business (when state and local taxes, fees, regulatory requirements and health care are combined). Lowering those costs can help lead to higher employment and economic growth.

Improving the Commonwealth’s jobs climate and recreating an atmosphere where people can build careers and improve their quality of life is the top priority of the House Republican Caucus.

Next week, the full House will consider legislation to reform the state’s antiquated business tax structure to bring more equity and fairness to all job creators in Pennsylvania. House Bill 440 (Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana) would eliminate the so-called Delaware Loophole while implementing other necessary reforms.

Reforming the state’s tax structure will show the nation’s job creators the new Pennsylvania is open and ready for business.

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted HERE.

Richburg Responding To Natural Gas Leak On Pine Grove Road

Natural Gas Leak In Town of Wirt
At 9:47 PM on Saturday, Richburg & Bolivar have been dispatched to Pine Grove Road in the Town of Wirt for a natural gas leak. Richburg is responding. Bolivar hold at hall.

Shale Innovation Contest to Announce Winners May 7th

Shale Innovation Contest to Announce Winners May 7th

Penn State Extension
The Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center will announce the three winners of the contest May 7th at an open event.

On May 7, 2013, the Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center ( will announce the three winners of their Shale Gas Innovation Contest. More than 70 applicants entered this year’s competition. Each winner will receive a check for $25,000.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn how to maximize sales in any industry during a presentation on utilizing social media. Andy Martin, Director of Marketing and New Business Development with Best PumpWorks, will share the techniques he uses every day to leverage multiple digital marketing/social media tools to his company’s advantage.

All are welcome to attend from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA, for the presentations and awards ceremony. Click on to register for this free event. A reception will immediately follow the presentations. Representatives from each of the companies will be there to highlight their shale gas innovation concepts.

Additionally, a select group of industry leaders will discuss their views of innovation during a panel discussion. On the panel will be Steve Winberg, Vice President, Research & Development of CONSOL Energy, Edward Greer, Manager, Ventures & Business Development from Dow Chemical, Dante Bonaquist, Senior Corporate Fellow, R&D from Praxair, and Jeremy Pitts, Vice President, Product Development of OSCOMP Systems.  Read more...

Filmmaker With Coudersport Origin Making Dreams Come True

Filmmaker With Coudersport Origin Making Dreams Come True
Jarasen David Peneguy is an film maker born in Coudersport Pa. Who recently was on the front page of the Bradford Era featuring his student film:

Sam Bargo and the Lacertilians which was awarded the Phil Tucker Spirit Award from the Zed Fest Film Festival in L.A. California. He studied at Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in film and television. He always wanted to make Science Fiction movies and his dreams are coming true. Currently he is working on a new film and is looking for help in funding the project. His next project is The Love Monster which is scheduled to start production at the end of May.
The Love Monster is a comedic take on classic B monster movie film.

A heart broken mad scientist and his side kick create life in the form of a vengeance seeking monster, with twists of fate and a vendetta waiting to be fulfilled the characters learn a lesson they never expected and will never forget! Is love worth the pain?

You could help this artist a number of ways!

# 1- Spread the word through Social Media

#2 - Donate at

There are some pretty awesome perks for donations, such as stickers, flair, posters, DVDs, and more!

#3 Buy a t-shirt. $20 in a neutral grey, Sizes S-3X. Youth sizes are available on request!

T-shirt orders can only be placed on The Love Monster Facebook Page.

Follow The Love Monster on Facebook, as well as Jarasen and Sam Bargo.

Jarasen currently lives in Georgia. His family still lives locally. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Coudersport Rotary Seeking Host Families For Spanish Exchange Student

Coudersport Rotary Seeking Host Families For Spanish Exchange Student

As part of our club’s long history of involvement with youth exchange programs, we are pleased to announce that Victoria Garcia, a resident of Spain, will be joining us for the 2103-2114 school year.

Victoria is 15 years old and is an accomplished musician. She also likes sports and science. Her parents are chemists. She is from Sabinanigo, a town of 10,000 located in the Pyrenees Mountains near the French border. She is an animal lover and has a dog. Her background indicates that she is both an intelligent and reliable young woman.

Coudersport Rotary is seeking two host families for Victoria. She would be with the first family until January and with the second family until June. Victoria will be attending Coudersport Area Jr. Sr. High School.

While she speaks English, she is anxious to sharpen her language skills, and to see small town American life, she is also wants to be part of an American family and learn about our country.
Being a host family has many benefits as well. Here is a unique opportunity to learn about Spain, its culture, and language through Victoria. The host family provides room and board for the student, and is expected to include the student in family and community activities. Rotary furnishes health insurance, spending money, as well as ongoing guidance and advice. A Rotary counselor is available to provide assistance as needed to both the student and host family.
Coudersport Rotary is also sponsoring CHS student Michaela Keating as an outbound exchange student to Germany. She will be leaving Coudersport in August to meet her first German host family.

The Rotary Exchange Student Program is one of the largest and least expensive programs of its type in the world. We have sent local students to Germany, France, Italy, and Thailand in recent years, and we have hosted students from the Dominican Republic, Peru, Germany, Thailand, Poland, and France, among other countries.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share your family, community, and country with this young visitor. Here is a special chance to show Victoria what we are all about, and to learn a great deal in the process. Many times a family-like relationship between foreign students and host families goes on for years after the exchange is over. Interested parties should contact John Leete at 274-7878 or Melissa Gee at 544-7315

Upper Allegany Medical Center to offer evening appointments

Dr. Mark Shelley
Upper Allegany Medical Center to offer evening appointments

Dr. Mark Shelley, located at 1 Willow St.,  Port Allegany,  is expanding office hours starting June 6th, 2013. 

Evening hours for current and potential patients will be offered Thursdays. 

To schedule an appointment or for more information call 642-9531.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Fun Day In Coudersport At The Maple Festival

Maple Festival

Photos Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny

Kane Dispatched To Wildfire With Exposures

Kane Dispatched To Wildfire With Exposures
At 8:24 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 515 Bayard Street for a wildfire with exposures.

The third annual Kid’s Fishing Derby sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run

The third annual Kid’s Fishing Derby sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run will be held on Saturday, May 18. This event is for kids aged 12 and under. There will be lots of prizes awarded at the end of the derby as well as hand out gifts. The derby is free and free lunch is also provided for the kids but available for a donation for adults. All registered children must be accompanied by their parents or a designated guardian/adult. Fishing gear and bait is not provided so parents should bring that along as well as chairs to sit in stream-side and appropriate footwear, jackets and bug spray if needed.

Official registration will begin at 9:30 am. The fishing for the derby will begin when the whistle blows at 10:00 am and will run until 12:30 am (again, when the whistle blows). All fish caught will need to be brought over to the measuring station and entered. There are prizes for various age groups as well as size and reaching the legal limit of fish so kids should bring their fish over as soon as they are caught. The fish measuring tent will be located across from the foot bridge below the spillway. Areas open for derby fishing will be the main spillway basin below the dam and the section of stream going all the way down to the old ford area. The area will be fenced off so the fish for the derby will stick around. This area will be off limits to all other fishing activity from Thursday May 16 until Sunday, May 19. Anyone fishing in this area outside of the derby will be prosecuted! There will be lots of trophy fish for the kids to catch.

Lunch will begin to be served between 11 and 11:30 am. A free lunch of hot dogs, pizza, chips and drink will be given to each of the registered participants and will be available for a donation for the adults who are there with the kids. Derby fishing will conclude at 12:30 so that all can get over to the pavilion where the prizes will be awarded from 1:00 pm.

The Friends of Lyman Run would like to thank all the businesses who donated prizes and funds towards this event as well as the volunteers who have donated their hours to making this derby happen. FOLR is still accepting donations and any business wishing to help out can send a check made out to PA. Parks and Forests Foundation (P.P.F.F.), and please write FOLR in the memo line or add to the payment line. Mail it to:

Friends of Lyman Run, 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922

FOLR is a 501(c) 3 non-profit chapter of PPFF and donations are tax deductible to the full extend allowed by law for non-profit charities. Please direct any questions to Maxine Harrison at (814) 435- 2518.

The derby will take place rain or shine! This is a great and fun way to introduce kids to fishing and also to spending a great day outdoors exploring nature. Bring the kids, bring the lawn chairs, bring the rain ponchos…but please leave your dogs at home as they are NOT permitted at this event, sorry!

Kopley To Grads: Encouragement is Vital to Success

Kopley To Grads: Encouragement is Vital to Success

DuBOIS – Clad in caps and gowns, eager to transfer their tassels from right to left in a gesture demonstrating their accomplishments, members of the Penn State DuBois Class of 2013 listened to a campus professor offer one final piece of advice before they would make the transition from students to alumni. Penn State DuBois Distinguished Professor of English Richard Kopley offered the commencement address Saturday in the campus gymnasium. His message to the graduates spoke of the importance of encouragement. He extended his own encouragement to them, and asked them to always remember the significance of positive words. 

 Click Here For Complete Story And List Of Graduates.

Natural Gas Leak In Port Allegany

Natural Gas Leak In Port Allegany
At 5:33 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. and UGI Gas Co. have been dispatched to 203 Harrison Street where a backhoe has broken a natural gas feed line to a house.

Loeb Named DEF Educator of the Year at Penn State DuBois

Loeb Named DEF Educator of the Year at Penn State DuBois

DuBOIS – Robert Loeb, associate professor of biology and forestry, has been named the 2013 DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) Educator of the Year. Nominations for the award come straight from the students themselves, and each year the DEF presents the award to a Penn State DuBois faculty member who has made a difference in the lives of students.

Loeb has taught at Penn State DuBois for more than 25 years. He teaches introductory biology, ethnobotany and biogeography, including both face-to-face and online sections. His long standing research program focuses on urban forests and undergraduate students are consistently members of his research team. Recent awards include recognition as a Senior Ecologist from the Ecological Society of America, and as a Kenan Fellow of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.

Besides his classroom duties, Loeb serves as the academic advisor for biology students, assisting them with scheduling classes, and providing job and graduate school guidance. He represents Penn State DuBois as an elected representative on the University Faculty Senate, serves on the campus Promotion and Tenure Committee and the Faculty Affairs Committee.

DEF Secretary Bob Johnson presented the award to Loeb. He also shared some comments from students who nominated Loeb for the award.

One student said, "Dr. Loeb is one of the most outstanding teachers I have had the pleasure to be around. He continues to remind me every day that biology is such a huge part of our very existence and that by completing my major I will be able to help create future teachers, ecologists, and doctors. He was the professor that inspired me and motivated me. His method of teaching made me feel like I was connected to the material. His uplifting personality makes him that much easier to listen to."

Another student nominated Loeb, saying, "Dr. Loeb challenged me in ways that I enjoyed, by asking me to think deeply and critically about everything that I was learning. I began to understand things genuinely instead of just storing the information periodically to pass his tests. He always got the class involved by asking us to participate in discussion questions that led to intriguing conversation. He often explained how our attitude towards our schooling reflected our personality and related to our life goals, and that the habits and regularities that we were developing at the time would impact our lives in the future, which motivated me to be the best student and person that I could be."

Loeb was moved by the words of his students and the efforts they took to nominate him for the Educator of the Year Award.

"It's always been my greatest pleasure to teach Penn State DuBois students," Loeb said. For me, it's truly a special recognition to receive this award because it is based on the students' learning and their enjoyment of my classes."

Bob Johnson, DEF secretary, presents Rob Loeb, associate professor of biology and forestry, with the DEF Educator of the Year Award. Pictured, left to right, are Johnson, Loeb, and Penn State DuBois Chancellor Melanie Hatch.

Flora V. Weidert, 86, of Warren, PA

Flora V. Weidert
Flora V. Weidert, 86, of Warren, PA, died Saturday morning, May 4, 2013 at Warren Manor Nursing Home. 

She was born September 23, 1926 in Clearfield, PA. to the late Lloyd and Sarah Lawhead Morris. 

She has resided in Warren since 1946 and was a 1944 graduate of Sandy High School in Dubois, PA. She was a 1947 graduate of Spencer Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse and had been employed in the maternity ward of the Warren General Hospital retiring in 1981 after several years employment. 

She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, she was an avid hunter and fisherman with her husband. She enjoyed reading, loved her husband, kids, grandkids and great grandkids. She especially enjoyed traveling in her motorhome.

She had served as a cadet with the U.S. Army during World War II. 

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert L. Weidert whom she married September 11, 1948 in Warren, PA., 1 Son –Michael Weidert and his wife, Clarissa of Newton, N.C., Michele
Hoak and her husband, Dennis of Hughesville, PA., 1 Brother –Lloyd Morris and 1 Sister – Betty Illey both of Iverness, FL, 4 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 2 Sisters – Ethel Sikora and Martha
Nelson. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, May 6, 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 at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, West, Warren, PA. with Rev. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. 

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting

Polaris ATV Stolen From Barn On West Valley Road Near Smethport

ATV Stolen From Barn 
On West Valley Road Near Smethport
A 2006 Polaris Sportsman 500, color grey and black, similar to the one pictured above, was stolen  from a barn at 1721 West Valley Road , in Keating Township, McKean County between 1:00 PM on Thursday and 9:05 AM on Saturday. The ATV is owned by Ronald J. Ladlee of that address. It is valued at $4,500.00.  Trooper Matthew J. Cornetti is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

Kathryn L. Witherow, 93, of 33 Congress Street, Bradford, PA

Kathryn L. Witherow, 93, of 33 Congress Street, Bradford, PA, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at her residence. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Wildfire With Exposures On Boylan Road

Wildfire With Exposures On Boylan Road
At 3:28 PM on Saturday, Hilltop Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 28 Boylan Road for a wildfire with a barn closeby.

Frank J. Hatch, 84, 5309 Nichols Run, Limestone, NY

Frank J. Hatch, 84, a very loving father, grandfather and all around great guy, of 5309 Nichols Run, Limestone, NY, passed away, Friday, May 3, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

Born July 11, 1928, in Olean he was a son of the late Francis J. and Nora (Clark) Hatch.

On December 28, 1949 in Limestone he married Delores L. (Pfouts) Hatch, who died April 18, 2008.

Mr. Hatch attended Olean High School. He was employed in the Oil Fields early in his working career. On July 19, 1949 he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on December 11, 1952. After the service he returned to the States and worked for Clark Brothers in Olean, then Bovaird and Seafang and dressed tools for Bill Bently. He helped work on the tunnel at the Kinzua Dam that runs to the reservoir. He retired from Pennzoil after 23 years of service.

He was a was a member of the Limestone American Legion Post #1560.

Surviving is a granddaughter Nicole Alter of Bradford, two daughters Denise and Cheri both of Bradford, and a sister, Marge Brocious, of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers; Kenny Hatch, Richard Hatch, Donald Hatch, Ronald Hatch and Clifford Hatch and a sister Judy Speedy who died January 31, 2013.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Limestone American legion Post #1560 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Coudersport Invitational

Northern Potter School District
The Northern Potter track and field team competed at the Coudersport Invitational Friday afternoon. Amelia Kibbe was 2nd in the 1600. AJ Schweigart placed 4th in the 400. The 800 was dominated by Northern Potter. AJ won the 800, Aaron Olney was 2nd, and Matt Morgan was 3rd. Ellen Kibbe won the 800. Her time was 2:28.78. This time sets a new school record. The previous record was 2:32.69 held by Sara Bristol. Morgan Soule won the 3200. Ethan Kibbe and Caleb Byron placed 4th and 5th respectively in the 3200. The Panthers are back in action Tuesday as we host Oswayo Valley and Sheffield. This is senior night.

Schedule For Potter-Tioga Maple Festival In Coudersport May 4, 2013

The 47th Annual Potter-Tioga Maple Festival this Saturday, May 4.  
The weather is going to be wonderful, bring the family out and enjoy!
Saturday, May 4, 2013

5:00 pm Chamber Ticket Auction Drawing Coudersport Chamber of Commerce Tent
4:00 - 6:00 pm Live Music - Next of Kin - Gazebo
9:00 pm Moonlight Movie, Lunar Viewing Full Moon Program Cherry Springs State Park

Temporary Full Time Secretary/Receptionist Position Available In Galeton, PA

RN's, LPN's, And CNA's Needed By PSA Healthcare In St. Marys, Emporium, Coudersport, Ulysses, Ridgway, Johnsonburg & Port Allegany

Delivery Technician Needed At Cole Memorial In Coudersport

Check Out The Husqvarna Professional Mowers At Howards Inc. In Coudersport

A Utility Vehicle At A Reasonable Price At Moon's Farm-Yard Center In Ulysses

LPN or CMA Needed At Cole Memorial's Emporium Health Center

Friday, May 3, 2013

New On-Lot Sewage Regulations Debated

New On-Lot Sewage Regulations Debated

May 3rd, 2013
onlotProposed new on-lot sewage disposal regulations that are geared toward protecting Pennsylvania’s high-quality and exceptional value streams, many of which are located in Potter County, are the focus of a political debate in Harrisburg. The rules would limit nitrate discharges from septic systems and prohibit landowners from installing systems within a 150-foot buffer zone around the special waterways.

Supporters claim the restrictions are needed to protect a precious and dwindling natural resource. Opponents argue the new regulations would restrict land development and drive up costs. They allege the state does not have the science supporting the limits, and they maintain that restrictions should take into account specific conditions of each site, such as groundwater recharge rates, soils, topography and other factors.

Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) has extended a public comment period on the proposed new regulations to June 3. Written comments are being accepted by Thomas Starosta, Division of Planning and Permits, PO Box 8774, Harrisburg PA 17105-8774, or via email at

Aging Agency On Duty At Maple Festival

Aging Agency On Duty At Maple Festival

logoA representative from Potter County Area Agency on Aging will be at the Maple Festival on Saturday, May 4, with information about services and programs available for older adults. Medicare-related information will be available through the APPRISE Program. Information will be also be available to assist low-income Medicare beneficiaries to apply for Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs, which can lower prescription co-pays and premiums, provide prescription coverage and assist with paying the Medicare Part B premium. Income and asset rules apply. Potter County Link information will also be on hand. Link to Aging and Disability Resources is a collaborative effort among community agencies and the Office of Long-Term Living to provide information about services and support those over age 60 and persons age 18–59 with disabilities. The booth will also have some assistive equipment, such as walkers and canes, available to people in need.

Our Chocolate Lab has been missing from Ulysses has been found

Our Chocolate Lab has been 

Andover Dispatched For A Structure Fire On Ray Hill Road

Andover Dispatched For A Structure Fire
At 8:42 PM on Friday, Andover Fire Dept has been dispatched to 3376 Ray Hill Road for a report of a structure fire. The location is reported near the South Hill Road Road.
The location was changed from the original dispatch to the one now posted. Andover chief is now on location.
Andover Chief says hold equipment at bottom of Ray Hill.

Frank J. Hatch, 84, of 5309 Nichols Run Road in Limestone, NY

Frank J. Hatch, 84, of 5309 Nichols Run Road in Limestone, NY, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at UPMC-Hamot Hospital in Erie. 

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

Chester J. Billings, 83, of 75 Jefferson St., Bradford, PA

Chester J. Billings, 83, of 75 Jefferson St., Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at The Bradford Manor. 

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

Baker Announces $50,000 Grant for Hydro Recovery

Baker Announces $50,000 Grant for Hydro Recovery

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today congratulated Tioga County company Hydro Recovery LP, which is the recipient of a $50,000 state grant from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The grant money will be used to investigate the economic extraction of useful materials from residual “frac” water used in the drilling and development of natural gas wells. The company’s current process converts the used water from drilling to a hydraulic stimulation fluid that can be reused to extract more natural gas.

“Hydro Recovery is doing amazing work with its water treatment technology,” said Baker. “This grant funding will help propel that mission forward and educate others in the industry on why such a process is beneficial to both businesses and the environment. I applaud the company’s ingenuity and overall mission.”

The company uses the latest technology to recycle frac water for reuse in the drilling process, thereby saving millions of gallons of fresh water that would otherwise need to be used. Recycling the water also eliminates discharge of treated water into area waterways.

“Representing a region of the state with an abundance of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling taking place, I hear a lot of concerns when it comes to frac water,” said Baker. “The work this company is doing will help alleviate some of those concerns and better preserve our fresh water supplies. I look forward to the continued growth and progress of the company.”

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania, through its grant funding and technology partnerships, has created 15,820 new jobs; retained 21,645 existing jobs; helped start 442 new companies; and developed 1,189 new products and processes since its establishment in 1983.

Discarded Cigarette Butt Causes 2 Acre Wildfire In Hebron Township

Cigarette butt shows location of fire's origin

Closeup of butt

Discarded cigarettes were the cause of a woodland fire today in Hebron Twp. Coudersport Vol Fire Dept with 15 personnel in 3 pieces of apparatus were able to contain/extinguish the blaze. There was no damage to the structure and there were no injuries. The fire consumed just a little over two acres.

Delivery Technician Needed At Cole Memorial In Coudersport

May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

 May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
PennDOT Encourages Sharing the Road, Reinforces New Teen Rider Law

Harrisburg – With the increasing popularity of motorcycling in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Corbett has signed a proclamation commemorating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
“More people are traveling Pennsylvania roadways on their motorcycles, but it’s important that riders and motorists alike are sharing the road safely,” Corbett said. “If car, truck and motorcycle operators follow simple steps like looking out for each other and obeying speed limits, we can work together to reduce the number of crashes and highway deaths we see each year.”
Last year in Pennsylvania there were 854,493 licensed motorcyclists, a 13 percent increase from a decade ago, and 409,017 registered motorcycles, 54 percent higher than a decade ago. PennDOT data shows there were nearly 4,000 crashes involving motorcycles statewide last year, resulting in 210 fatalities. This marks an increase from 2011 when there more than 3,600 crashes involving motorcycles and 199 fatalities in those crashes.

Motorcycle safety was emphasized with Corbett’s signing of Act 84 of 2012, which requires motorcycle permit holders under 18 years old to take and successfully complete the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program’s (PAMSP) Basic Rider Course (BRC) in order to receive their license.

The 15-hour BRC consists of five hours of in-class instruction and 10 hours of practical riding experience. The course provides valuable training for new riders and gives experienced riders the opportunity to polish their skills and correct any unsafe riding habits they may have developed. Students taking the BRC are provided with a motorcycle and helmet; however, students are responsible for providing all other protective gear. The 15 hours of training count toward the required 65 hours of training a permit holder under 18 must complete in order to receive their license.

The PAMSP offers a variety of training to help develop safe riding skills for all motorcyclists, no matter how experienced or inexperienced the rider. The courses include: the six-hour Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2); the eight-hour Advanced Rider Course (ARC); and the 12-hour 3-Wheeled Motorcycle Basic Rider Course (3WBRC).

To help promote safety and communication among the members of the motorcycling community, PennDOT offers an interactive website designed specifically for motorcyclists: The website challenges riders to take personal responsibility for their own safety and offers an open forum for riders to share experiences. They can also promise to be safe riders by taking the “Be One Less” pledge.

For more information on motorcycle rider training or to schedule a course, visit or call 1-800-845-9533, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and noon.

Bucknell University Helps 1,600 Mile Fiber Optic Network Stretch Across State

Bucknell University Helps 1,600 Mile Fiber Optic Network Stretch Across State

The just-completed, high-speed Pennsylvania Research and Education Network will provide high-speed access to non-profits, and advanced research opportunities for Bucknell University students and faculty.

 Penn State Dubois is also an anchor member! 

Alan R. Fairman House named at Penn State DuBois

Alan R. Fairman House named at Penn State DuBois

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Board of Trustees approved the naming of a recently renovated facility at Penn State DuBois as the Alan R. Fairman House, in honor of a gift from the Fairman Family Foundation, which largely funded the restoration of the building.

Previously referred to as the Honors and Alumni Center, the former residential home provides space on the first floor for campus honors programs, and is open to honors students who may use the space to study, work jointly on projects, host seminars or guest speakers, or take a much needed break in between classes. The second floor houses the campus' alumni and development offices, as well as marketing and public information offices.

The Alan R. Fairman House was originally a home to family members of John DuBois, for which the town of DuBois was named. The property neighbors the grounds of the lumber tycoon's former estate, which Penn State DuBois campus now occupies. The Alan R. Fairman House was not originally granted to Penn State with the rest of the DuBois family property and had remained a residential family home until the campus purchased it in 2008.

A renovation, completed in the fall of 2012, brought the facility up to date, while retaining the charm of a stately, late 19th-century family home. Original, authentic woodwork is intertwined with state-of-the-art study and meeting spaces, complete with wi-fi and teleconferencing capabilities. Purchase and renovation of the house was made possible by the generous contributions of private donors, such as those at the Fairman Family Foundation.

"Restoring the Fairman House was a perfect opportunity for us to show our support," said Foundation representative Joyce Fairman. "We want to see the DuBois campus thrive and continue to provide excellent educational opportunities close to home for local young people and members of our community. The campus also plays a very important role in the local economy by partnering with businesses and providing training programs. It’s especially rewarding to see the honors program occupying an area of the Fairman House. An investment in education can only reap rewards."

Fairman also noted that the mission of the campus is something that her late husband, the building's namesake, would wholeheartedly support.

"Alan Fairman believed in giving people a chance, whether in business or through the many sports teams he was involved in. He had a special place in his heart for teaching kids through coaching. A Penn State education gives people a chance for a better life and the opportunity to make the world a better place," she said.

Penn State Chancellor Melanie Hatch said the campus community is proud to have such a beautiful facility named in honor of a person, and a family, that has had such a large and lasting impact on the region.

"This house is a place for students to study, to learn, and to prepare themselves to be the leaders of tomorrow. It also provides office space for valuable campus functions that support our students' education," Hatch said. "The Fairman Family recognizes the importance of all of these things, and for that we are truly grateful."

This is not the first gift that Penn State DuBois has received from the Fairman Family Foundation. Last year, the foundation funded the establishment of the Anita D. McDonald Endowment Supporting Children and Youth Programs in honor of the retiring DuBois campus chancellor who served from 2003-2012. This endowment supports Kids in College (KIC), The Art, Science and Technology Institute (AST), athletic camps and other Penn State DuBois programs for children and youth.

Through their generosity, the Fairman Family Foundation is helping to support For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. The campaign’s top priority is keeping a Penn State degree affordable for students and families. The For the Future campaign is the most ambitious effort of its kind in Penn State’s history, with the goal of securing $2 billion by 2014. Penn State DuBois' individual aim is to raise $12 million by 2014, and the campus is now at 80 percent of that goal.

Gerri Miller Will Broadcast From Maple Festival In Coudersport Saturday

Black Forest Broadcasting personality Gerri Miller shown in this file photo
What wonderful weather for the Maple Festival. Black Forest will be broadcasting from the Maple Festival Saturday. Our table will be next to the Court House steps. Be sure to stop by and say “hello.” This is one of our most favorite events!  Listen in at

Hanger: This did not happen on my watch. When drillers screwed up this bad, I shut them down and fined them

Wildfire On Route 59 Near Smethport

Wildfire On Route 59 Near Smethport
At 2:59 PM on Friday, A wildfire off route 59 has been dispatched  for Smethport Firefighters. Personnel on scene reporting fire spreading rapidly up the hill.

Coudersport Dispatched To Wildfire

Coudersport Dispatched To Wildfire
At 1:14 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a wildfire at 194 Green Hill Road in Hebron Township.
2:03 pm--reporting fire out units returning to hall

Memorial services for Darwin L. Wenner, 81, of, Smethport formerly of Port Allegany, will be held on Saturday

Memorial services for Darwin L. Wenner, 81, of, Smethport formerly of Port Allegany, who died Saturday (April 27, 2013) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Veterans Memorial Home, 155 South of Port Allegany, with the Rev. James Kazimer, Pastor of the First Church of God, Eldred, officiating.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery

Military services will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexander VA. 22312

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

Online condolence may be made at

Penn State Extension Northwinds 4-H Camp – Registration due May 8th:

Penn State Extension Northwinds 4-H Camp – Registration due May 8th:

Imagine a place where kids can gather without the distractions of today’s hectic world. A place where they feel connected and accepted by others, have the confidence to take on new challenges and try new things, and where they have the opportunity to interact and make friends with people who are different from them. This place is called camp! Our Northwinds 4-H campers have the opportunity to participate in daily workshops and nightly events including talent shows, campfires, and scavenger hunts. They also experience traditional camp activities like arts and crafts, recreational games, swimming, and canoeing.

Northwinds 4-H Camp registration is now open and enrolling campers for the 2013 summer session June 11-14. 4-H Camp is held at Camp Penuel in Eldred, PA. Cost is $90. 4-H camp is open to all youth ages 8 to 13, you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate in camp. For more information or a registration packet, please call 814-274-8540 or email Registration deadline is May 8.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

St. Marys Dispatched To Brush Fire

St. Marys Dispatched To Brush Fire
At 12:30 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a brush fire behind 846 Silver Creek Road.

EPA Promotes Asthma Awareness Month

EPA Promotes Asthma Awareness Month

PHILADELPHIA (May 2, 2013)  - May is Asthma Awareness Month and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic region is joining other public and private agencies across the United States in observing May 7th as World Asthma Day by raising awareness to this growing epidemic.

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects approximately seven million children aged 0-17 in the U.S. The exact cause of asthma is unknown and there is no current cure, but asthma can be controlled and managed. Currently asthma disproportionately affects minority children and families from lower social-economic status. The disparities of the disease among race and ethnicity may be related to social determinates, lack of access to health care and exposure to environmental triggers.

EPA provides guidance and resources to reduce indoor air triggers such as dust mites, mold, pets, pet dander, and secondhand smoke in homes and schools. As part of Asthma Awareness Month, EPA recommends these top five steps people can take to help prevent asthma attacks:

  • Take it outside. One of the most common asthma triggers in the home is second hand smoke. Until they can quit, people should smoke outside, not in their home or car.
  • Play it safe. Ground-level Ozone and particle pollution can cause asthma attacks. People should check the Air Quality Index during the summer to view reports of unhealthy levels.
  • Take care. Dust mites are also triggers for asthma. For dust mite control, cover mattresses and pillows with allergen proof covers and wash sheets and blankets once a week in hot water.
  • Be aware of your pets. Household pets can also trigger asthma. People should keep pets out of the bedroom and off furniture.
  • Break the mold. Mold is another asthma trigger. The key to controlling mold is controlling moisture. People should wash and dry hard surfaces to prevent and remove mold, and should replace moldy ceiling tiles and carpet.
For additional information, including statistics about asthma in your state, visit EPA’s website at and for additional resources and publications visit .

Record crowd attends PA Wilds dinner and awards banquet

 Record crowd attends PA Wilds dinner and awards banquet

ST MARYS, PA -- More than 170 business and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds gathered Thursday evening to get an update on the state and local effort to grow the region’s outdoor recreation economy, and to honor 13 local organizations and individuals for outstanding work in conservation and sustainable tourism development.

The annual Spring Briefing event, now in its sixth year, is hosted by the PA Wilds Planning Team, a group comprised of planners from the region’s 12 county governments and other local, state and federal stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

The evening began with a video ( set to music that highlighted major accomplishments in the last year by some of the driving forces behind the movement: the PA Wilds Planning Team, the PA Wilds Tourism Marketing Corp., the PA Wilds Small Business Ombudsman and the region’s two heritage organizations, PA Route 6 and Lumber Heritage.

Outdoor recreation is big business in the U.S., according to an American Outdoor Association report cited in the video. The money Americans spend on outdoor gear and on trips and travel to get outdoors accounts for an estimated 6.1 million jobs and $646 billion in consumer spending annually. The industry has seen steady growth and is an increasingly important piece of the economic pie in the Pennsylvania Wilds, which boasts two million acres of public land, two National Wild & Scenic Rivers, the largest elk herd in the northeast, some of the darkest skies in the world and a National Forest. 

Visitors spent an estimated 1.7 billion in the PA Wilds in 2011 – an 11.5 percent rate of growth that was the fourth highest among the state’s 11 tourism regions, according to the latest figures from the State Tourism Office, which were also cited in the video.

The event included remarks by Meredith Hill, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ PA Wilds Director; and Carolyn Newhouse, Dep. Sec. for Innovation & Investment at the Department of Community & Economic Development. PA DCNR and DCED are the two main state partners involved in the regional effort. Republican State Rep. Matt Gabler also spoke, commending the group on the great work being done in the Pennsylvania Wilds. 

The evening included updates on three main aspects of tourism development in the region: marketing, planning and small business development.

The PA Wilds Tourism Marketing Corp, comprised of the region’s visitor bureaus, in the last year redesigned, a regional visitor website that gets upwards of 6000 hits a month. The group also released the North Star study, which shed light on visitor trends; and ran a successful public photo contest, which got more than 2000 entries and is now a traveling exhibit being shown in galleries across the region. Another photo contest is in the works.

On the small business development front, the PA Wilds Artisan Trail has doubled in size in the last year, from 15 to 30 locations. The PA Wilds Small Business Ombudsman has contacted more than 600 businesses since coming on board in 2008. She’s worked with 56 small business start-ups and 57 expansions that have created 264 jobs; during which 570 referrals were made to other service providers. In addition to service sector-businesses and producers, the ombudsman is now also working with manufacturers of outdoor recreation products in the region. She has also started writing stories explaining regional trends in this industry in Keystone Edge, an online business journal with a statewide footprint.    

Planning Team officials said major accomplishments over the last year included finishing a Design Assistance Pilot Program that leveraged a $100,000 Preserve America grant from the National Park Service and nearly $300,000 in private investment. The team also completed another round of their popular signage grant program, which helped 13 communities get new welcome signage incorporating the PA Wilds logo. Both programs were created to promote use of the PA Wilds Design Guide, a voluntary planning document to help communities be good stewards of their rural characteristics as they grow. The group held two regional conferences in 2012: one to help residents advance local tourism projects and another focused on recreation trails. Members of the team are now working with oil and gas officials to create a set of voluntary design standards to add to the Design Guide for communities interested in minimizing negative visual effects of drilling on their rural landscapes. Shell Appalachia has donated $15,000 to the project.

Keynote speaker Barry Denk, from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, spoke about the importance of engaging the region’s youth – a focus area among stakeholders involved in growing the region’s outdoor recreation economy. Among other youth outreach efforts, the PA Wilds Small Business Ombudsman is capturing the stories of young entrepreneurs in the PA Wilds to share with high school and college students to talk about what it means to have an entrepreneurial spirit in rural PA and why it matters. 

The evening ended with 13 individuals, businesses and organizations being named 2013 Champions of the Pennsylvania Wilds. The winners were given plaques, citations by their state legislators and certificates of recognition by Congressman Glenn Thompson. 

The 2013 winners included Artisan of the Year Nelson Haas of Cameron County and Business of the Year Benezette Wines of Elk County. The Inspiring Youth Award went to Don Bickford of Cameron County. Three people were recognized for Conservation Stewardship: Jackie Flynn, Kim Bonfardine and PA Wildlife Habitat Unlimited. The Great Places Award went to the Station Gallery in Clinton County. Three people were given awards in the highly competitive Outstanding Leader category: Joe Colosimo of Warren County; Donald Hull of McKean County; and Bob Imhof of Elk County. The Great Event Award went to Warren County Winterfest and the Great Design Award to STEP Inc of Clinton-Lycoming Counties. Tioga County Planner Jim Weaver was named Planning Team Member of the Year for his work on the team’s Oil & Gas Committee. 

“The PA Wilds Planning Team is proud to recognize the incredible work being done by so many local residents, businesses and organizations to grow our region’s nature and heritage tourism industry,” said PA Wilds Planning Team Chair Dan Glotz.

Full write-ups on the award winners will be available Friday at

The Pennsylvania Wilds region includes the counties of Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, Clinton, Cameron, Elk, Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield and the northern part of Centre county.

North Country Voices Choral Concert

Approved Minutes of POtter County Commissioners Meeting of April 18, 2013

Agenda Of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of May 2, 2013

Mock Crash At Cameron County HIgh School

Mock Crash At High School
At 9:14 AM on Friday, Emporium Fire Dept. and Ambulance have been dispatched to a simulated 2 vehicle crash at the Cameron County High School. 

This is a drill. The crash is not real.

Sign of Spring

Sign of Spring

Photo shared by Kelli Swanson from Smethport.

Frank “Bill” Kreutzer, 80, of Emporium, PA

Frank “Bill” Kreutzer, 80, of Emporium, PA (Cameron County), died suddenly at Elk County Medical Center on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. He was formerly from Ford City and Rural Valley.

Frank was born on July 2, 1932 to Frank and Agnes (Valesek) Kreutzer in Ford City.

Frank liked to hunt, fish and harness horses for racing.

Frank is survived by his three sons: William (Debbie) Kreutzer of Rural Valley, Michael Kreutzer of Rural Valley and David (Annie) Kreutzer of Talkeetna, Alaska; daughter, Suann (Larry) Kirkpatrick of Spokane, Wash.; sister, Arlene (John) Zanetti of Ford City; four granddaughters: Kristine and Karlene Kreutzer and Emily and Ella Kirkpatrick; and grandson, Steve (Candice) Kreutzer.

He was preceded in death by his parents

As per Bill’s Wishes, there will be no viewing or services.

Arrangements are being handled by Carson/Boyer Funeral Home, Inc. in Rural Valley.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


05/02/2013 11:27 PM EDT
NestlĂ© Pizza Company, a Little Chute, WI establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with extraneous materials and are the subject of a recall. 
05/02/2013 11:28 PM EDT
P.E. & F. Inc., a St. Louis establishment, is recalling approximately 123 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat meatballs due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
05/03/2013 10:42 AM EDT
NestlĂ© USA’s Pizza Division today announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. These include: • California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White®, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
05/03/2013 09:16 AM EDT
In keeping with its commitment to keep physicians informed about product performance and safety, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) issued an Urgent Medical Device Correction notification in February 2013 to provide physicians with information concerning the potential for deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead damage associated with the use of the lead cap provided in Medtronic DBS lead kits and dystonia therapy kits.

Think About It

In These Times

It's early morning, it's raining and dreary, just the kind of morning I like. I'm sitting in my sunroom, it's daybreak, the robins are scurrying around looking for food and there's a red headed woodpecker looking for a tree that will contain his breakfast. The deer have been through this morning and my Jack Russell, (Abby), begged to be let out so that she could play with them. Much has taken place this morning and it's only seven o'clock.

I like getting up early as it is in these times that I can have the morning to myself. Other than Abby, nothing else in the house is stirring. It is in these times that I find a rest that helps me through the rest of the day. I've done some reading and then journaled my thoughts and impressions. One of those thoughts was about faith. You know that word don't you? Faith is trusting what can't be seen. We often proclaim that we live a life of faith but I'm not so sure that we do. One of the reasons that I say this is because faith has to do with trust and I have found that many things that I have entrusted to God to take care of, I've only later taken right back. It has been said, (not by me), that when we give things to God and then walk away we should experience peace, joy, and a sense of well-being. But too often, and for too many, we don't walk away with those experiences but rather walk away with the same anxiety and frustration that we started with. The reason is simple. What we thought we gave God, we've continued to hang on to. Instead of casting our burdens upon Him, we've cast them, and then yanked them right back.

So this morning I've been wondering and journaling about those things that I've given over to God, only to take back again. I've looked at things like unforgiveness, anger, resentments and bitterness. I've asked God to reveal to me anything that I might be holding onto that I've said I've given to him, only to have taken back. It's a good exercise to practice. Think about it.


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