DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

Saturday, June 1, 2013

State Police in Emporium Investigating Yet Another Drug Act Violation

Two Windows Smashed Out Of Bus 32 In Emporium

No Injury In CrashOn Oil Valley Road

Elimination of Philadelphia Traffic Court on House Agenda Next Week


Elimination of Philadelphia Traffic Court on House Agenda Next Week

The House returns to session on Monday, June 3. 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 

Philadelphia Traffic Court

Ticket-fixing. Federal criminal investigation. Indictments. Some guilty pleas. A clear problem needing to be fixed.

The House is scheduled to vote Monday on Senate Bills 333 and 334 (Sen. Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware County) to effectively eliminate the Philadelphia Traffic Court and transfer its duties to Philadelphia Municipal Court. The bills were overwhelmingly approved by the House Judiciary Committee by 24-1 votes.


Senate Bill 333, a constitutional amendment, would eliminate references to Philadelphia Traffic Court throughout the Pennsylvania Constitution. To become law, a constitutional amendment must be approved in two consecutive sessions of the General Assembly and then by the electorate.

Senate Bill 334 would establish a traffic division within the Philadelphia Municipal Court. Traffic court judges, including any elected this year, and the two judges who are still sitting and who have not been charged criminally, would be phased out under this legislation. The bill was amended to establish two more Municipal Court judgeships to accompany hearing officers.

In January, nine elected judges along with three other individuals were charged in a 77-count indictment alleging frequent and pervasive “ticket-fixing” at the Philadelphia Traffic Court. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the defendants participated in a widespread culture of giving breaks on traffic citations to friends, family, the politically-connected and business associates. Three of the nine judges entered guilty pleas.

The Weekly Schedule is available by clicking here.

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below.  More information regarding these bills can be found at by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

2013 God's Country Marathon Winner Is No Stranger To Marathons

Bryan Morseman of Addison, NY, winner of the 2013 God's Country Marathon is no stranger to marathon running. Google search has many, many stories of this man's running career across the country. More stories can be found searching by his name on Google.

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    Bryan Morseman. Bryan Morseman is an elite marathoner from Addison, N.Y. He is one of the toughest competitors in the sport today. To give everybody an idea ...

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    Results 1 - 8 of 30 – Bryan Morseman of Addison, N.Y. broke the marathon record today at the Delaware Marathon Running Festival by approximately 25 seconds ...

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    May 17, 2011 ... You could say that Addison New York resident Bryan Morseman owns the Run for the Red Marathon. He's won the Pocono-based race the last .

Top Winners LIsted For 2013 God's Country Marathon in Potter County, PA

2013 Marathon Winners
CONGRATULATIONS! 2013 God's Country Marathon - Men
1st - Bryan Morseman
2nd - AJ Kelly
3rd - Aaron Misera

CONGRATULATIONS! 2013 God's Country Marathon - Women
1st - Melissa Oswald
2nd - Marisa Jones
3rd - Megan Colbey

CONGRATULATIONS! 2013 God's Country Half Marathon - Men
1st - James Krupa
2nd - Barry Andrulonis
3rd - Charles Strobel

CONGRATULATIONS! 2013 God's Country Half Marathon - Women
1st - Katie Chaput
2nd - Jade Dexter
3rd - Jessica Allison

CONGRATULATIONS! 2013 God's Country Team Relay
1st - Ballers & Winers
2nd - Galeton Road Runners
3rd - 4 Girls & A Guy

Reader Reports Scam Collection Calls Involving Verizon Bill

Reader Reports Scam Collection Calls Involving Verizon Bill

On Friday, May 31st., a Coudersport family received a collection call from an agency purporting to be "Enhanced Recovery" regarding a Verizon cell phone account.  

No such account was known to exist but it was to have been secured through the victim's social security number.  

Do not give this "Enhanced Recovery" any information regarding any account with Verizon, Dish Network or Direct TV.  

This is a scam.  

Report to the State Police or the Attorney General's office.  Keep your personal information private..

Lost Scottish Terrier Dog On North Hollow Road

Dog is behind children
We have lost our Scottish Terrier Dog this afternoon 6/1/2013. The Dog was lost on North Hollow Road between the corner of North Hollow and Route 6 and North Hollow and Sweden Hill Road (SR1002). 

The Dog is 1year and 8 months old, has on a collar with two tags and a second electric training collar. The Dog is a female, brindle in color and very friendly and out-going.

If you see or have the Dog please call 814-274-8636 or 1779

There is a reward for this Dog as she is a caring companion for my elderly husband.

Kenneth P. “Kenny” Siebert, 60, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Shinglehouse

Kenneth P. “Kenny” Siebert

Kenneth P. “Kenny” Siebert, 60, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Shinglehouse, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Kane Man Flown From Motorcycle Crash On Greendale Road

Motorcycle Crash On Greendale Road
At  3:49 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 352 Greendale Road in Wetmore Towsnhip, for a motorcycle accident.

Joshua K. Hadfield, 22, of Kane, PA, was flown by Stat 9 to UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie for treatment of moderate injuries according to Trooper Frederick Burns, of PSP Kane, who investigated.

Police said Hadfield was operating a 2005 Honda CBR 600 northbound on Greendale Road  at a high rate of speed speed when he lost control of the bike which exited the East berm of the roadway and impacted a culvert.

Hadfield was ejected over top of the motorcycle and came to rest on Greendale Road. The motorcycle continued Northbound and came to rest in a ditch off the east berm of the roadway. Police said Hadfield was wearing a safety helmet.

Trooper Burns said numerous summary traffic violations were filed in District Court 48-3-04. Assisting at the scene were Kane Ambulance, Kane Fire Dept., Kane Boro PD, and Zooks towing.


Federal, State Quarantines Restrict Movement of Hardwood Firewood

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Follow Firewood Quarantine Orders
Federal, State Quarantines Restrict Movement of Hardwood Firewood

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians can help safeguard the state's trees from devastating insects and diseases by not moving firewood more than 50 miles from its origin.

A federal quarantine prohibits firewood from Pennsylvania hardwood from entering some other states because of the Emerald Ash Borer. A state quarantine restricts the movement of wood products out of Bucks County because of Thousand Cankers Disease.

"Firewood may seem harmless, but it hides pests that are hazardous to trees and the industries that depend on them," Agriculture Secretary George Greig said.

"Do your part to slow the spread of harmful invasive insects and diseases by using only locally harvested firewood and burning all firewood near the area where it was cut down or purchased. Never transport unused firewood," Greig said.

Even using wood as a transport aid for bracing tires, grills, buckets and tarps on the back of a pickup truck or trailer can spread pests, Greig said. A piece of wood, 18 inches long by four inches wide, can house more than 10,000 Walnut Twig Beetles.

"The spread of pests like the Emerald Ash Borer has been accelerated because of the movement of hardwood firewood," Greig said. "The majority of infestations have been found along the state's interstates."

Emerald Ash Borer beetles can kill an ash tree within three years of the initial infestation. Native to Asia, adults are dark green, one-half inch in length and one-eighth inch wide, and fly only from early May until September.

Larvae spend the rest of the year beneath the bark of ash trees. When they emerge as adults, they leave D-shaped holes in the bark about one-eighth inch wide. The beetle has been found in 31 counties in Pennsylvania.

Thousand Cankers Disease attacks walnut trees when fungus-carrying Walnut Twig Beetles tunnel beneath the bark and form cankers that starve the tree of nutrients. An infected tree dies within 10 years. The disease was discovered in Bucks County in 2011.

There is no known practical control for these pests other than destroying infested trees.

People who think they may have found pests like the Emerald Ash Borer or Walnut Twig Beetle in a new area should call the department's toll-free automated pest hotline at 1-866-253-7189.

For more information about the quarantines, visit or call 717-772-5205.

Life is a Highway PAES Lip Dub

Life is a Highway PAES Lip Dub

Friday, May 31, 2013

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Wanted In Bradford, Smethport, Emporium, Coudersport, Ulysses & Galeton

John Deere 450 / 450B and 450C dozer PARTS

We have lots of parts for 
John Deere 450 / 450B and 450C dozers 
some used, some rebuilt and some new. 
Give us a call at 814-203-5998

6-1 Country Auction--Real Estate & Contents--June 1 at Andover, NY

Nurse Aide Training Class Starts Mid-June At Sweden Valley Manor/Full & Part Time Positions Available

Full-Time RN/LPN Position Available At Sweden Valley Manor

Red Polaris Sportsman 400 Stolen From Camp On RT. 219 In Hamiln Township

Port Allegany Woman Cited For Trespass

Retail Theft At Emporium Rite Aid

Driftwood Man Sent To Jail After Assault

Live Feed From St. Charles Missouri Hit By Tornadoes

 St. Charles Countywide EMS, Fire, and Law

Stereo feed with EMS and Fire on one side, and all Law Agencies on the other side.

No slow downs yet in the rescues, many homes, hotels, business hit. many accidents on roadways, 18 wheelers down etc. This is all from a tornado that came through about 2 hours ago. (50 minutes ago)
Click link on top of story to listen to live action from tornado scenes. 


One Vehicle Rollover Crash On W. Washington Street In Bradford

One Vehicle Rollover Crash 
At 10:52 PM on Friday, Bradford City EMS & Bradford Township Fire Dept. have been dispatched to the area of 2086 W. Washington Street for a one vehicle rollover crash.

First Seneca Inn Cruise NIght Wednesday, June 5th

The first Seneca Inn Cruise night will be held on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Entertainment, 50/50, Door Prizes and food will be available. Everyone welcome. 

Hope to see you there!!

Live Video of Tornadoes In Oklahoma City Area Happening Now

Live scanner from Oklahoma City area

Work on Myrtle Bridge Replacement on Route 44 in McKean County Starts Monday

Work on Myrtle Bridge Replacement on Route 44 in McKean County Starts Monday

PennDOT today announced that work to replace a bridge near the village of Myrtle on Route 44 will get under way next week. Once work is complete, PennDOT will remove the bridge from the list of structurally deficient bridges in McKean County. Replacement will also provide area drivers with safer, more efficient travel across a modern, wider structure.

The bridge spans Bells Run just east of the village of Myrtle in Ceres Township. The bridge was built in 1928, is 66 feet long and carries an average of 3,000 vehicles each day.

Preliminary work is scheduled to begin Monday, June 3, and drivers will encounter daytime flagging operations. A temporary bridge will be placed on June 11 or June 12. Traffic will begin using the temporary bridge near the end of June.

After the temporary bridge is placed into service, work will shift to remove the old bridge and replace it with a wider structure. While the new bridge is being constructed, there will be minimal traffic disruptions.

The project could last until next spring, however the project may wrap up earlier if weather and schedule permit. A.L. Blades & Sons Inc. of Hornell, NY, is the contractor for this $1.5 million job.

Drivers are reminded to watch for flaggers, use caution through all work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

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MVA On West Washington Street

MVA On West Washington Street
At 7:21 PM on Friday, Vehicle crash on West Washington Street in front of ParkView Supermarket. Bradford.

Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center

Galeton Weather Report May 2013

Galeton Weather Report May 2013

by Henry Lush
The weather for May was interesting. The month started out with a week of beautiful weather, then by mid month it turned colder. Mid May was more like February than May. On the 13th it snowed off and on all day with mid day temperatures in the mid 30's. We had a freeze on the 13th and 14th. The oak tree's suffered and the leaves still are not fully out. Then the weather turned very nice with two days the afternoon temperatures hitting 89 degrees. After that May like period, March returned with morning reading in the high 20's and low 30's with frost. To add to the cold, it turned windy, however the last few days of May again it turned warm with 90 degree readings on the 30th and 31st.

We received 4.05" of rain and a trace of snow on two days. Last year we had 4.19" of rainfall and no snow. We had four days with thunder and hail was recorded on two days and fog on 13 mornings. Power was out for 16 hours on two days. None of the outages, according to Penelec were weather related, however, it was inconvenient for many.

Roulette Dispatched to Station

At 6:14 PM on Friday, Roulette has been dispatched to station. Call center for details.

County Wide Get Together

County Wide Get Together

On Wednesday, May 8, over 160 senior citizens from the Coudersport, Galeton,
Oswayo Valley and Ulysses Senior Centers gathered at the Ulysses Fire Hall for a wonderful day filled with a continental breakfast, delicious lunch, bingo, door prizes and "It's A Jungle Out There" theme.

The Fire Hall was decorated with jungle animal favors, placemats, etc.
Everyone was greeted at the door by Jane (Judy Mack) and Tarzan (Bob Nelson). Joan Huck from US Renal Care of Wellsboro and Lora Cope, from Community Blood Bank were the speakers. 

Several students from the Northern
Potter High School served the lunch prepared by Nutrition, Inc.  

In the afternoon, everyone enjoyed the music provided by George Morley and his

Interstate 80 WB Rest Area project starts June 3

Interstate 80 WB Rest Area project starts June 3

Reminder to truckers:

The westbound I-80 rest area at mile 246 in Columbia County will be closed to truck traffic starting on Monday morning, June 3 at 7 a.m. for reconstruction activities.

It will remain closed to trucks until the contract work is completed in the fall.

Original Advisory:
A $2.9 million reconstruction project at the Interstate 80 westbound rest area at mile 246 near Mifflinville in Columbia County is set to begin June 3.

At that time, prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. will begin work to widen and place a new concrete pavement in the truck parking area, provide new concrete sidewalks and handicap ramps, mill and pave the car parking area, install new lighting and plant various trees and shrubs.

Starting June 3, the truck parking area will be closed and message boards will be placed along I-80 westbound in advance of the work to inform truckers that the rest area will be closed to truck traffic.

There will also be a 21-day closure to car traffic later in the project. Access to cars will be maintained over the Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day holiday periods. An update will be provided prior to the start of the closure for car traffic.

The project completion date is October 31.

I-80 Columbia County work zone restrictions for next week

I-80 Columbia County work zone restrictions for next week

Here are the scheduled traffic impacts in the I-80 work zone near Mifflinville in Columbia County for next week.

On Monday, June 3, there will be rolling roadblocks eastbound to slow traffic in order to set new concrete bridge beams on the eastbound bridge being reconstructed. This will affect traffic traveling eastbound on I-80 from mile 236 (Lightstreet Exit) to mile 241 (Berwick Exit) from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists are advised to plan extra time for their travels.

As a reminder, the I-80 westbound Mifflinville on-ramp (Exit 242) remains closed. This is due to merging-traffic safety concerns in the narrowed two-lane area. The signed ramp detour remains in effect.

5 Graduating Seniors Get Gale Foundation Scholarships

5 Graduating Seniors Get Gale Foundation Scholarships







Game Commission issues reminder that a new permit and license year begins soon.

A Pittsburgh man has been fined $1,100 after he presented a wildlife conservation officer with a phony shooting-range permit he could have bought legitimately for $30.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission views the case as a timely reminder for those who take target practice at ranges on state game lands, where most participants who do not possess valid hunting or furtaker licenses must hold permits to use the range.

Both hunting licenses and shooting-range permits for 2013-14 go on sale soon.

Hunting licenses go on sale June 10, three weeks before the start of the new license year. Those needing shooting-range permits for 2013-14 must wait until July 1 to buy them. The permits that are on sale now are valid until June 30. The next permit period runs from July 1 to June 30, 2014.

Those who will need licenses and permits in the coming months might be able to save themselves some trouble by buying them soon after they go on sale.

The Game Commission in 2011 began requiring permits for range shooters without hunting licenses as a way to make sure all who use the agency’s firearms ranges contribute to the cost of their upkeep. Licensed hunters and furtakers are required to carry their licenses with them while using the ranges.

The range at which the counterfeit permit was presented is part of State Game Lands 203 in Allegheny County.

Wildlife Conservation Officer Dan Puhala said the range sees heavy use and he often patrols there. While at the range on March 13, Puhala observed a target shooter fire a series of about 10 shots, which he said was in violation of range rules that dictate a three-shot limit. Puhala asked to see the man’s shooting-range permit, and while the man presented a permit to the officer, it turned out to be counterfeit.

While shooting-range permits can be purchased online and printed at home, they have distinguishing markings that identify them as authentic, Puhala said.

The man was charged for the range violation and for possessing the counterfeit permit, and he pleaded guilty on Thursday to both counts. All told, the man was fined $1,100 and he faces a possible five-year revocation of his shooting-range permit and hunting-license privileges.

Shooting-range permits cost $30 per year for residents and nonresidents. Those 15 years of age and younger do not need a permit if they are properly accompanied by a licensed or permitted person 18 years of age or older. Additionally, each licensed hunter or range permit holder can bring along one unpermitted or unlicensed guest.

Like hunting licenses, shooting-range permits are valid from July 1 to June 30 each year. The permits can be purchased online at “The Outdoor Shop” on the Game Commission’s website ( Following the purchase, which requires payment by credit or debit cards, a downloadable permit is provided and can be printed on a home computer. The agency sells the permits through its Harrisburg headquarters and six region offices. However, since the purchase will be processed through “The Outdoor Shop,” only credit and debit cards are used for payment.

Hunting licenses also can be purchased online through the Game Commission’s website, and are available through a host of issuing agents. Countywide lists of issuing agents also are available at the commission’s website.

"Aunt Glady Miller, of Emporium, will be 95 years old on June 1

"Aunt Glady Miller, of Emporium, will be 95 years old on June 1 and Donna House and Fred I. Miller and I wanted to let you know that she would really LOVE to get as many cards as you can send to her. 

Please shower her with cards. 

She is now living at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor on Fourth Street, in Emporium, PA 15834. I went to visit her last Sunday and she looked healthy, but her memory is slipping and she doesn't recognize some people. She said, "I'm so glad my kids put me in here because they take such good care of me." 

Her memory is a guest book on her bedside table. She can still read and your cards would be a highlight of her day. So, get a card and mail it today!!!!"

 Cathy Ostrum

St. Marys Insurance collection for Elk County Humane Society

 Pictured is Jeffrey Azzato, owner, along with his group of employees from St Marys Insurance Agency Inc. who collected supplies as a donation to the Elk County Humane Society. A few employees even brought their pets to show their support.

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Wanted In Bradford, Smethport, Emporium, Coudersport, Ulysses & Galeton

Mary Alice Redin, 88, of Warren, PA

Mary Alice Redin
Mary Alice Redin, 88, of Warren, PA, died peacefully Saturday evening, March 16, 2013 at Golden Living-Kinzua after an extended illness. 

She was born May 29, 1924 in Tidioute, PA. to the late Ralph M. and Florence Hendrikson Conklin. She was a lifelong Warren area resident. 

Mary Alice attended Tidioute High School and graduated in 1940 from Warren High School. She was a 1944 graduate of Clarion State College where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education and earned her Master’s Degree in Library Sciences from Syracuse University. 

She was employed as a school teacher with Cranberry School District for 3 years and with the Warren County School District as a English Teacher , teaching at Tidioute High School retiring from there after 32 years. 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, Pennsylvania Association of Retired School Employees, College Club, Warren Women’s Club, active in the Warren Senior Center, Volunteer with the Warren Literacy Council, member of the Honorary Society of Delta Kappa Gamma and also Beta Phy Mu which is a Honorary Society for Librarians. She was an avid Reader and Gardener.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William A. Redin whom she married June 4, 1953 at the Youngsville Methodist Church, Youngsville, PA., 2 Sisters – Anna May Finney of Erie, PA., Ruth E. Weidemann of Austin, TX., 

Friends may call at the Dunham Parlors of the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, Pa. on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 10 to 11:00 A.M. when a Memorial Service will be conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Sterling, Pastor, officiating. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the First United Methodist Church. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. was entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Over 170 volunteers were honored at each of the area Senior Centers.

Over 170 volunteers were honored at each of the area Senior Centers.

Volunteers deliver meals to the homebound, help at the Centers and AARP Tax Counselors assist senior citizens with their income tax and property tax/rent rebates.

Prime Time Health Advisory Council members were honored at the Coudersport Volunteer Luncheon.

Aging Advisory Council members were honored at the May meeting.

Commissioner Susan Kefover praised the volunteers at the Oswayo Valley Senior Center for all they do for others. Senior Center Manager, Mary Jones and her participants decorated the center with a Lucy & Desi Arnaz theme. Students from the Oswayo Valley High School sang and played the guitar.

One of the highlights of the day was when Ronda Race, from representative Martin Causer’s office, presented Cathy Anders, retired Oswayo Valley Senior Center Manger, with a document thanking her for 38 years of service.

Commissioner Doug Morley attended the Galeton Senior Center and expressed his appreciation to all the volunteers for their service. Ellen Gerner and Joanne Martinez provided special music for the event.

Susan Paisley, from Representative Martin Causer’s office, expressed to the volunteers at the Ulysses Senior Center how valuable they are to the County, for all they do. Senior Center Manager, Betty Tomak and participants decorated the center with a Hawaiian theme. Shelly Jones played her guitar and sang.

Commissioner Susan Kefover expressed her appreciation to the Coudersport Senior Center volunteers. “We Need S’More” Volunteers was the theme. Senior Center Manager and her participants provided everyone with a packet to make their own S’mores. Harold Kiel sang several selections for the group.

Genevieve I. Potocek, 87, of Coudersport, PA

Genevieve I. Potocek, 87, of Coudersport, PA,  died Friday, May 31, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor.

She was born June 2, 1925 in Instanter, PA. She was the daughter of John and Wilma Tomaiko Potocek.

She attended schools in Coudersport, PA. She was a member of St.Eulalia Catholic Church of Coudersport.

She is survived locally by her nephew, Jeff Potocek and his wife Gayle and her nieces Sharon Stettler and her husband Barry, and Carolyn Berfield and her husband Allen and other nieces and nephews, Diane Austin, Cindy Spironi, Mark Potocek, and her sister-in-law Geraldine (Gerry) Potocek.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Anthony and Robert Potocek.

A funeral mass will take place Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11am, at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Father James Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donors choice.

Arrangements are being held by the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Ltd. a lifecelebration home. To share your fondest memory of Genevieve visit

Rena Virginia Mack, 91, of Galeton, PA

Rena Virginia Mack, 91, of Galeton, PA, died on Friday, May 31, 2013 at her home. 

Born February 17, 1922 in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Gus and Ella (Anderson) VanSteamburg. 

She was married to Chester Mack, who preceded her in death on July 1, 1982. Virginia worked at Galeton Production for many years and enjoyed gardening, flowers and sewing. 

Surviving are a brother-in-law, Oliver “Twist” Campbell, Galeton; two nephews, William (Lynne) Campbell and John (Brenda) Campbell, both of Galeton; a niece, Nancy Campbell, Galeton; and several great and great great nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was predeceased by a sister, Betty Campbell, in 2010. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 4:00-6:00pm with Funeral Services following at 6:00pm. The Rev. Tom Shatto will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Coudersport Pool Opens June 1st

 Pool Opens

The Coudersport Borough would like to let everyone know that the swimming pool will be opened tomorrow Saturday June 1, 2013 beginning at 12:00 Noon and will be opened until 5:00 p.m. 

All Problems have been addressed and the pool manger says it time to open. Thanks for your patience.

Man Injured In ATV Crash On Trail In Highland Township/Rescue & EMS Dispatched

Address: 9251 OWLS NEST RD
Cross Streets: FOREST ROAD 113 * SACKETT RD
5/31/2013 11:48:56 AM

Group Finds 2 Abandoned Oil Wells In Shinglehouse Watershed

Local Success Story In Abandoned Well Mission

abandonedwellA local success story in the state’s endless mission to locate and cap abandoned gas and oil wells was shared at the recent Triple Divide Watershed Coalition meeting. Two “orphaned” wells were found in the Shinglehouse Municipal Water System recharge area, threatening the public water supply. Officials contacted the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), which operates a program to retire abandoned wells in instances where responsibility cannot be established. DEP assessed the site, researched ownership records and assigned a high priority to the Shinglehouse wells.

“The orphaned well program has delivered,” coalition chairman John McLaughlin said. “Operators should walk their recharge areas, and if they find an abandoned or orphaned well they can get it addressed.” Work on the Shinglehouse wells is expected to begin as soon as August.

DEP acknowledges that there are tens of thousands of abandoned wells in Pennsylvania. Only about 2,900 have been plugged. DEP is collecting maps and other relevant documents to create a more comprehensive database as the agency addresses the wells on a case by case basis, with limited funds and personnel.

Bath VA Center Outreach During Patriot Weekend

Bath VA Center Outreach During Patriot Weekend

patriotPatriot Weekend will be held at the Millstream Inn in Coudersport Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. All money raised at the event will be divided between the Wounded Warriors organization for injured military veterans, the Project Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Organization, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event will feature live music, refreshments, children’s games, vendors, military equipment displays, camping, auctions, vendors and other attractions. Hundreds of participants are expected for Saturday’s motorcycle dice run.

Organizers have announced a recent addition to the event. The Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center will send outreach representatives to Patriot Weekend all day Friday, June 7, to share information on health care, benefits and other services available to veterans. Also, from 2-4 pm on June 7, the Bath VA will position its mobile outreach van at the Millstream, providing help for those veterans facing economic  hardship, challenges in obtaining housing, and those in need of surplus blankets, boots, coats and sleeping bags. 

More information on Patriot Weekend is available from Melissa Gee at 814-558-2145 or Gary Buchsen at the Millstream Inn.

Welcoming Ainsley Lillian Martin who was born on May 29th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Girl!!

Leah (Sollinger) and Loren Martin from Harrison Valley, Pa is pleased to announce the arrival of Ainsley Lillian Martin who was born on May 29th at Cole Memorial. Ainsley weighed 7lbs. and 6 ounces.  She joins her brother Landon.  

Maternal Grandparents: Shane and Lisa Sollinger of Genesee, Pa.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: James and Donna Plyler of Genesee, Pa; Patsy Lamphier of Harrison Valley, Pa.

Paternal Grandparents: Jere and Margie Martin of Harrison Valley, Pa.     

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Lloyd and Miriam Kreider of Kirkwood, Pa.

Welcoming Bradley Joseph Thompson who was born on May 28th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Boy!!

Kendra (Miles) and Tommy Thompson from Coudersport, Pa are pleased to announce the arrival of Bradley Joseph Thompson who was born on May 28th at Cole Memorial. Bradley weighed 7lbs. and 5.8 ounces.  He joins his brother Azrael.

Maternal Grandparents: Kenny Miles of Mainsburg, Pa; Kristi Roupp of Elkand, Pa; Eric Thompson of Coudersport, Pa; Peggy Fuller of Galeton, Pa.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Rosemarry Phelps of Nelson, Pa; Alferd and Elinor Tomb of Mills, Pa; Ed and Cora Thompson of Coudersport, Pa.   

Getting To Know More About Governor Tom Corbett and Wife Susan

Getting to Know the Corbetts
Last week announced the Corbetts will be part of the “New Voices of,” a platform where contributors submit photo essays, videos and columns, highlighting their perspectives on issues.
As part of the kickoff, the First Couple answered a few questions about themselves. Get to know the Corbetts a little better below.
Most people describe you as...
Tom: Honest
Susan: Warm and accessible
People would be surprised to know that...
Tom: I was a teacher, played lacrosse in college, and I was born in Philadelphia.
Susan: I wanted to be a concert pianist
What is your drink of choice?
Tom: Coca-Cola, Yuengling
Susan: Ice Tea or Pinot Grigio
Where is your happy place?
Tom: Just about anywhere when I'm with my grandson and family.
Susan: A day at the beach with my husband.
What is your biggest regret?
Tom: My parents not living to see me become Governor.
Susan: No regrets - it's a waste of time.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Tom: I would be better at learning new languages.
Susan: I'd be more athletic.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Tom: Marrying my wife Susan ... I really married up.
Susan: Raising two responsible and accomplished children.
Which trait do you most value in another person?
Tom: Honestly, loyalty, and a willingness to stand up for your beliefs.
Susan: A good sense of humor.
If you could interview anyone, past or present, who would it be?
Tom: Abraham Lincoln.
Susan: My father.
Favorite movie?
Tom: The list is too long but let's start with The Godfather, Animal House, and Caddyshack.
Susan: Shakespeare in Love
What TV show is currently your DVR/On Demand obsession?
Tom: Vikings on the History Channel
Susan: Downton Abbey
What is your guilty pleasure?
Tom: Cheeseburgers (Five Guys)
Susan: Asher's Chocolate Pretzels
The worst thing anyone said or did to you is ...
Tom: A nun kicked me out of choir in the 3rd grade because I couldn't sing.
Susan: The personal attacks in the media of my husband and family.
I believe in...
Tom: Doing the best job you can every day.
Susan: The power of laughter.
What is your motto or inspiration?
Tom: My Grandson. I want to do everything I can to make sure he has a great Pennsylvania when he grows up.
Susan: The sign above the door as you leave our house reminds you to "Laugh, Love, Live."
If you could go back in time where would you go?
Tom: To a period of time when my grandparents on my father's side and my grandmother on my mother's side were all alive. They died before I had a chance to meet them.
Susan: Our house in the 1950s to meet Tom's mother.

Rixford Man Found Not Guilty

Rixford Man Found Not Guilty
William J. Morrisroe of Rixford, PA, who was charged with several felonies and misdemeanors after an incident last November, was found not guilty in McKean County Court of Common Pleas this week.

Morrisroe had been jailed in lieu of bail after the alleged domestic incident arrest on November 26, 2012.

The news release on the incident can be found here.

Update for DuBois Area Road Work Next Week

Clearfield County
Update for DuBois Area Road Work Next Week

DuBois – Roadway improvement work is continuing in Clearfield County, with an update for the DuBois area noted below. The DuBois area work is part of a contract that began in August of 2012. When all work completes in mid-July, PennDOT will have improved the roadway surface of eight routes in Clearfield County and provided area drivers with smoother, safer travel.

Overall work has included roadway milling and resurfacing, line painting, and miscellaneous construction. DuBois area drivers can expect the following activities the week of June 3:

• Roadway milling, paving and joint repair work will take place on Route 255 from Shaffer Road to the beginning of the mainline construction project near the new Fairfield Inn.

• Shoulder back-up work will take place on Route 4014 (DuBois/Rockton Road) from DuBois to Rockton.

Drivers will encounter daylight, alternating traffic patterns, with flaggers in the roadway. Motorists need to remain alert for sudden stops and be prepared for short travel delays. Drivers should obey posted speed limits and be cautions through all work zones.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Grannas Brothers Construction of Hollidaysburg is the contractor on this $6.5 million project.

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05/30/2013 10:23 PM EDT
Cheryl’s of Westerville, Ohio is recalling 10,588 individually wrapped 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies because the wrapper on these affected cookies may not specifically state that the cookie contains Peanuts, a known allergen.

Traffic Restrictions Start Next Week for Route 872 Project in Potter County

Potter County
Traffic Restrictions Start Next Week for Route 872 Project in Potter County

Coudersport – PennDOT’s work to improve Route 872 in southern Potter County is continuing, with traffic restrictions beginning next week. When work completes later this year, area drivers will enjoy smoother, more efficient travel through this rural area.

Work next week will center on four bridges from Berge Run to north of the village of Wharton. Bridge deck repairs will require lane restrictions and an alternating traffic pattern on each bridge, beginning June 6. The alternating patterns will be enforced by temporary traffic signals. Route 872 lane restrictions will be in place for the Berge Run Bridge, the Bailey Run Bridge, the First Fork/Sinnemahoning Creek Bridge, and the Nelson Run Bridge. The lane restrictions will continue over the next two months.

Overall construction activity on Route 872 will include roadway milling and paving, drainage improvements, guide rail updates, bridge deck repairs, and miscellaneous items. Drivers should remain alert for flaggers in the roadway, with short travel delays possible.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT expects the project to be finished by October. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor for this $4.1 million job.

Drivers are reminded to move through all construction zones with caution, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

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Happy Birthday Jim Tilley

Happy Birthday Jim Tilley

Unfriendly Dog

This unfriendly dog is hanging out on the corner of S West and Beech St. Been barking half the night. No collar. 

Concern for children.

Farmer's Market Friday From 1 to 5 In Coudersport

      The Potter County Farmers' Market  
will be open today (Friday, May 31) from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in its new location on the corner of North East and East Second Streets (Rt. 6E) in Coudersport.

Despite the frigid temperatures last week, four vendors offered a variety of home-made and home grown products. This week stop by and say hello as the weather promises to be much warmer.

Metzger Heritage Organic Farm: Baby beet greens, lettuce, rhubarb, Swiss chard, radishes, limited quantity of baby carrots, fresh herbs including parsley, cilantro, sage.

Card Creek Trading Post: Blue ribbon oatmeal brownies; old fashioned sugar cookies, biscotti, scones, artisan breads, eggs.

Granny's Corner: Spinach, leafy salad greens, kale.

McKeone Nursery: Assortment of fruit trees and vines.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Full-Time RN/LPN Position Available At Sweden Valley Manor

Nurse Aide Training Class Starts Mid-June At Sweden Valley Manor/Full & Part Time Positions Available

6-1 Country Auction--Real Estate & Contents--June 1 at Andover, NY

John Deere 450 / 450B and 450C dozer PARTS

We have lots of parts for 
John Deere 450 / 450B and 450C dozers 
some used, some rebuilt and some new. 
Give us a call at 814-203-5998

Register Now For The Next Session Of Cutting Edge Gymnastics

Cutting Edge Gymnastics was created to offer an opportunity for children in the Potter and McKean County areas to develop group interaction, friendship, dedication, and determination through the sport of gymnastics.

Gymnastics improves motor skills and spatial awareness and instills self confidence, discipline, and provides a quality athletic experience with the importance of having fun!

Our program offers preschool and progressive gymnastics to boys and girls ages 3-18 along with a USAG women’s competitive program for levels 3 through 9. Our program and competitive team is run by a very experienced coaching staff that is USAG Safety Certified to provide a Cutting Edge experience for your gymnast and family.

We are a family oriented program and would love for your gymnast to become part of our gym family. Each session runs on a 5 week session.(Saturdays). 

The next session will take place starting this Saturday, June 1.

Classes will fill up quickly so please contact us as soon as possible to register your child, or you may register online. We look forward to working with your gymnast! Please see our web-site at . Or you may call Pam at 814-558-3560. Please leave message

Think About It

Heaven Bound

I heard a story the other day about a man who died and went to heaven. At the gate sat Peter who told the man that he needed 1000 points to get into Heaven. Since the man had done many good things in his life he wasn't too concerned with the point system. After all, he thought, he was better than most. So he started, "I've been married for 48 years and I never cheated on my wife or even had a thought for another woman." "Very good" said Peter, "That will be two points". The man went on to reported that he gave over ten percent of his income to charity. Again Peter said that was good and awarded him another two points. Getting a little flustered, the man shared that he had volunteered for several national disasters in both time and money. Peter again praised him for the great work he had done and awarded him four points. At that point the man threw up his hands in utter frustration and declared, "At this rate, I'm going to need the grace of God". Peter excitedly responded, "That's it, now you have your 1000 points, enter in by His grace."

Sadly, many attempt to please God by doing good things. But if that were the case, if you could earn your way, Jesus Christ died for nothing. But that's not what the Bible teaches. It stated that there are none righteous and that all have sinned and fallen short of His glory, (Romans 3:23). Try as we might, we will never be good enough. Salvation is always about the grace of God, not the works of man.

But is life just about heaven? I think not. Life is about now, today. Those who have placed their faith in God are to live out their lives today in the power of that faith. That means facing all that life has to throw at them in a manner that will point others to that faith. I'm not to live my life in a vacuum sequestered away on some mountaintop. Instead, I'm to be a disciple, living my life through His power. Sadly, many try to earn God’s acceptance through what they do. You’re already accepted through what He’s done, you just have to choose to accept it. It always boils down to one simple thing, it’s called choice. Think about it.




Registration deadlines for professional-development courses approach.

HARRISBURG – Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops that also fulfill mandates set forth by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Project WILD aims to provide a wildlife-based conservation education that fosters responsible action. It’s one of the most widely used conservation and environmental education programs among educators, and the activities easily can be incorporated into almost any classroom curriculum.

Theresa Alberici coordinates the program in Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Information and Education. She works closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Education as well as conservation and environmental education organizations throughout the state and the country. Her dedication to wildlife and environmental awareness, along with her talents in creating curricula and ability to work with educators have earned her recognition from the state Department of Education and Pennsylvania’s conservation education community. 
“Educators leave Project WILD with a renewed appreciation of wildlife and are excited about how they’re going to share what they’ve learned with their students,” Alberici said.  “This year, wildlife agencies nationwide celebrated 1 million educators ‘Gone WILD.’ More than 1 million educators have been trained in the program since Project WILD originated in 1983. 
“Project WILD isn’t about teaching kids what to think about wildlife; it’s about teaching kids how to think about wildlife and giving them the skills they need to become responsibly active citizens who recognize the importance of wildlife and the environment.”
Those who are looking for more information on Project WILD workshops offered this year can visit the homepage of the Game Commission’s website,, and click on 2013 Teacher Workshops.

Cub Pack 536 of Coudersport attended a Buffalo Zoo Snooze

Cub Pack 536 of Coudersport attended a Buffalo Zoo Snooze this past weekend.

Several scouts earned their way to the Buffalo Zoo during our candle fundraiser this spring. On Saturday, May 25th, Scouts and their families traveled to the zoo to spend the night in the EcoStation surrounded by lions and tigers. 

An after-hours evening tour and educational sessions took place before nightfall. The scouts fell asleep to the sound of waterfalls from within the tiger den. At sunrise, the sounds of hungry animals were heard from inside. 

Breakfast was provided along with a second private tour where the scouts were given the opportunity to visit the dietary kitchen and also meet the newest member of the zoo family. A baby polar bear cub who had just arrived at the zoo, from Alaska, 1 week prior to our visit! We were the cub’s first public audience. 

When the tour was over, Scouts were then able to spend the rest of the day at the zoo with their friends and family.

On behalf of the scouts and their families, thank you to our family, friends and neighbors in our community for helping to make this trip possible!

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.

Dr. Mark Shelley, Adriane Cimino, PA-C, and Ruth Brewer, CRNP, located at 1 Willow St. Port Allegany are now making it easier for patients to book appointments. Current patients can go to and schedule appointments. 

Also accepting new patients, for information call 814-642-9531.

Coudy Town Wide Yard Sales Set For Saturday, August 31st

I have had many people ask when the Coudy Town Wide Yard Sales will be held this year. We have not started the planning process yet, but to give everyone a heads up, they will be held Saturday, August 31st. More details will be coming next month.


Nicki Hafer

Northern Potter 8th Graders Attend Genesee Township Meeting