DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Criminal Mischief On Jericho Road In Sinnemahoning

Money Stolen From Vehicle

Oversized Load Suspected Of Tearing Down Utility Wires

Emporium Troopers Investigating North Creek Burglary

Found Dog in Port Allegany

Tracia said... Meesha is home safe! Thank you for sharing!

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Wildcat Road

At 9:30 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Wildcat Road for an illness call.
10:12 PM--Fire Dept. dispatched to set up LZ at High School

Helicopter Requested To Jay Township

City: JAY

8/3/2013 7:42:17 PM 

9:42 PM--Stat helicopter has landed at LZ 
9:59 PM--Stat is Airborne to hospital

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-07-25 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. 402CSL - Failure to adopt pollution prevention measures required or prescribed by DEP by handling materials that create a danger of pollution.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

EMS Called For Assault Victim

EMS Called For Assault Victim
At 8:45 PM on Saturday, Bradford EMS has been dispatched to the back gate to the football field on Willard Avenue for a victim of an assault. Bradford Police are on scene.

Exposed: Pennsylvania Act 13 Overturned by Supreme Court, Originally an ALEC Model Bill

Published on Friday, July 27, 2012 by DeSmog Blog
Exposed: Pennsylvania Act 13 Overturned by Supreme Court, Originally an ALEC Model Bill

by Steve Horn
Common Dreams
On July 26, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled PA Act 13 unconstitutional. The bill would have stripped away local zoning laws, eliminated the legal concept of a Home Rule Charter, limited private property rights, and in the process, completely disempowered town, city, municipal and county governments, particularly when it comes to shale gas development. 

The Court ruled that Act 13 "…violates substantive due process because it does not protect the interests of neighboring property owners from harm, alters the character of neighborhoods and makes irrational classifications – irrational because it requires municipalities to allow all zones, drilling operations and impoundments, gas compressor stations, storage and use of explosives in all zoning districts, and applies industrial criteria to restrictions on height of structures, screening and fencing, lighting and noise."

Act 13 — pejoratively referred to as "the Nation's Worst Corporate Giveaway" by AlterNet reporter Steven Rosenfeld — would have ended local democracy as we know it in Pennsylvania.

 Read more.....

Penn State researchers identify nanoparticle that could lead to cheaper clean energy

Penn State researchers identify nanoparticle that could lead to cheaper clean energy

Keystone Edge
State College--A new discovery by Penn State researchers may lead to cheaper clean-energy technologies. The research team, led by Raymond Schaak, a PSU chemistry professor, found that an important chemical reaction that generates hydrogen from water is effectively triggered by a nanoparticle made of nickel and phosphorus. Read more...

Eldred Responding To Motorcycle Crash North of Wldred on Rt. 446

Eldred Responding To Motorcycle Crash
At 2:37 PM on Saturday, Fire Rescue and EMS from Eldred Township and Eldred Boro along with Priority Care Medic 16 are responding to a motorcycle accident in the area of 4683 Rt. 446. Two riders, estimated to be in their 40's, are reported to have possibly minor injuries.

61st Woodsmen's Show Continues Today & Sunday At Cherry Springs State Park

Photo by David Brooks, Potter County Visitors Association

The 61st annual Woodsmen's Show continues today and Sunday at Cherry Springs State Park, south of Galeton on Route 44.

This year there are several new vendors, 13 chain saw wood carvers, music and of course, several lumbermen's events on Saturday. Sunday afternoon features log pulling contests with teams of the finest area horses.

Click here for complete information and schedule for the Woodsmen's Show for 2013.

Admission on Sunday is $8. for adults. Admission on Saturday is $10. for adults. Children admission is $6. daily.

This is Galeton Rotary's major fund raising event. Over the years the Galeton Rotary club has contributed well over $300,000. to many Galeton community projects.

Chitester Chosen As Firefighter Of The Month at CVFD

Chitester Chosen As Firefighter Of The Month at CVFD
Jeremy Chitester

It is with great pride that Jeremy Chitester was once again chosen this month (July) by his fellow FF's as FF of the month @ Coudersport Fire Dept.

Jeremy is a third generation FF at Coudersport following in his grandfather/father/uncle's foot steps. Jeremy's daughter was just voted on as a regular member of the dept., has already completed numerous trainings. 
Jeremy has held the following positions within the dept.: V.P., Board member, Rescue squad, as a line officer(Lt). He has numerous trainings and certifications: State certified EMT, Dispatcher, Hazmat Ops, and several rescue certifications, and most recently FF I. 
Very proud to have him as part of our team.


Chief Phelps


Crash is reported to be in front of the small animal hospital. One vehicle with ejection. Middlebury Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched.
Reporting trauma arrest on scene.
Life Flight 4 helicopter cancelled.
1:16 PM--Coroner notified 
 Star Gazette
 A 22-year-old Tioga, Pa., man was killed Saturday afternoon when he was ejected from the SUV he was driving in Middlebury Township. 

Stephen J. Anderegg, who was not wearing his seat belt, was driving his Honda Passport south on state Route 287, west of Sweet Hollow Road, shortly before 1 p.m. when he drifted into the oncoming lane and over-corrected, rotating clockwise, said state police at Mansfield. 

Splash Run coming to Northern Potter School District on September 7, 2013

Splash Run coming to Northern Potter School District
The Potter County Suicide Prevention Task Force is excited to introduce the Splash Run coming to Northern Potter School District on September 7, 2013. This 5k run is open to the public and is a fundraising event to assist the task force in bringing Rachel’s Challenge programming to Potter County during the 2013-2014 school year. The Splash run is a run where runners get splashed with various colors as they run or walk through the course. There will be various color stations throughout the event. This is an exciting way to help people stay active as we head into the fall and is also a great way to acknowledge Suicide Prevention Week throughout the County. The race is not a competitive race and anyone interested in either walking or running is welcome. 

The race will take place rain or shine. Runners are encouraged to pre- register for the event by visiting The cost of the race is $40 pre-registered and $45 the day of the race. The race fee is not refundable. Registration the day of the event starts at 9:00am and the 5k starts at 10:00am. Registration fee includes a t shirt and color. 
If you would like to help questions can be directed to Debbie Hamilton at 814-274-8651. For more information on Rachel’s Challenge please visit

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sergeant Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2013-08-03 00:00:00 at site ELK FOREST WT 2726 27H 51275 in Sergeant Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Public Comment Sought on Pennsylvania State Police Services

Public Comment Sought on Pennsylvania State Police Services
Department Seeks Re-accreditation from Leading National Nonprofit Organization
Harrisburg – As part of its continuing effort to ensure that it provides the highest
level of police service to the public, the Pennsylvania State Police is seeking
reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement

“The department received initial accreditation in 1993 and has been reaccredited
five times since then,” State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. “The
commission will be conducting an on-site reassessment to determine whether we
remain in compliance with CALEA standards regarding operations, policies and
procedures, administration and support services.”

As part of the reaccreditation process, a toll-free telephone line has been
established for the general public and state police personnel to provide comments
on state police services.

Individuals can call 1-877-907-0477 on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 from 1 to 5 p.m. to
speak with members of the commission’s on-site reassessment team. Comments
are limited to 10 minutes and must address state police’s ability to comply with
commission standards.

Written comments on state police services can be mailed to CALEA, 13575
Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Va. 20155.

Persons with questions regarding the accreditation program can contact Regina M.
O’Hara, state police accreditation manager, at 717-772-4893, or CALEA at 703-

CALEA is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization created in 1979 through the
joint efforts of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National
Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs' Association
and Police Executive Research Forum. Its accreditation programs are designed to
improve the delivery of public safety services and recognize professional excellence.

More information about CALEA is available at

For more information, visit or call 717-783-5556.

EMS Responding To Report Of Stabbing In Cyclone

EMS Responding To Report Of Stabbing In Cyclone
At 11:38 AM on Saturday, Hilltop and Smethport EMS, and Medic 1 are responding to a report of a stabbing at the Cyclone Trailer Park, lot number 5,  on Rt. 646. Police are on the lookout for a black Geo Prism. 

Responding units are staging at the Hilltop Fire Department until police arrive and certify that the scene is safe for EMS to enter and begin treatment.

11:53 AM--State Police have declared the scene safe.

From Terry Wankel:
The vehicle that left the scene had 2 occupants, they traveled down High Street in Bradford, went down Elm and to the drivers license center. After that they went onto 219 where police pulled them over, but only 1 person was in the vehicle and the driver claimed that the one who did the stabbing got out at the drivers license center. 
 Update: Suspect in custody on 219 in the southbound lane.

2 Vehicle Crash On Minard Run Road With Minor Injuries

2 Vehicle Crash in Bradford
At 11:10 AM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash with heavy damage, no entrapment, and 3 minor injuries near the intersection of Minard Run Road and High Street in Bradford Township.

Structure Fire Reported In Johnsonburg

Address: 101 HARRISON AVE
8/3/2013 2:30:21 AM

6th Annual Frosty Hollow Herbal Fair Today From 9 AM to 5 PM

Kane Fire Department Lists Responses

Another busy week for Mckean 5.

On Monday evening around 16:10 Mckean 5 was dispatched for a vehicle fire on Highland Rd. (Wetmore Township), reported a trailor to a tractor trailor, well involved. Chief 5, Engine 58 and Engine 56 and Kane Fire Police all responded. Crews returned and were available about an hour ago.

On Tuesday evening Mckean 5 and MA 5 responded to a 2 car motor vehicle accident on Rt. 321 South and School St. intersection reported rear end collison unknown injuries no entraptment. Chief 5, Engine 58, Rescue 51 and Kane Fire Police responded. Crews were in service about 45 mins later.

On Wednesday evening Mckean 5 was dispatched for a Structure Fire (Vacant House) on West Kane Rd. (Wetmore Township). Chief 5 responded and then called on scene and reported smoke an flames showing for the rear of the structure. Engine 58 responded first with full crew and laid in and took the address. 58's crew went on intial attack and knocked down the blaze in about 3 minutes. Engine 57 and Rescue 51 also responded. Mckean 10 (Mt. Jewett) was tapped for a transfer assignment to Mckean 5, Engine 101 responded with a full crew to station 5. MA 5 was on fire stand by. Crews were in service about 2 hours later.

Wellsville and Coudersport Dispatched for Standby Assignments

Land Rescue?
Genesee, Ulysses & Harrison Valley were dispatched Friday night for a land rescue according to some of our area firefighters. Out of range of our scanners, so help us out with what's going on over there on that end of the county.

After midnight, Wellsville was dispatched for standby at Genesee, and Coudersport was dispatched to standby at Ulysses.

Elkland Search & Rescue was dispatched at 1:18 AM and responded at 2:05 AM.

Evening Public Auction Wednesday, August 7 at 5:30 PM In Bradford

Aug. 3rd Flea Market Bazaar God's New Beginning Church

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Needed In Area Communities

Open House Thursday, August 8th To View Real Estate To Be Auctioned Near Shinglehouse



Friday, August 2, 2013

Two Weeks Until Festival Of Choirs USA in Port Allegany


AT 10:30 PM after being closed as a result of a 3 vehicle crash.

Philip S. Bell, 80, of Lee Driver Rd., Bradford, formerly of Smethport, PA

Philip S. Bell, 80, of Lee Driver Rd., Bradford, formerly of Smethport, PA passed away Thursday (August 1, 2013) at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion following a brief illness.

Born March 6th, 1933 in Olean he was a son of Maynard and Etta Wells Bell. In February of 1955 he married Bonnie A. Brown, who survives.

Phil attended Oswayo Valley Schools. He had resided in Smethport and South Carolina before moving to Bradford.

Mr. Bell had served with the U.S. Army. After his service he worked as an offshore driller in Louisiana. He later was employed by the Olean Tile Company before being employed by Corning Glass in Bradford until his retirement. He, along with his wife, also owned and operated the Smethport Tasty Freeze from 1960 to 1970.

Phil and Bonnie enjoyed travelling to Florida where they resided in the winter. He enjoyed his family and loved to play golf.

Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 daughters, Marsha (Rob) Marsh of Bradford and Karen (Thomas) Bowman of Mill Springs, North Carolina; 3 grandchildren, Mollie Kinney, Ryan Comes and Jesse Kinney; and 2 great grandchildren, Reese Kinney and Jacob Comes; a brother, Wilbur Bell of Deep Creek, Maryland; and a sister, Welda Bell of Shinglehouse; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ralph “Bud” Bell and Maynard Bell; and a sister, Yvonne Worden.

As per Phil’s request there will be no public services. 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the SPCA, the American Cancer Society or the Bradford Nursing Pavilion.

Online Condolences may be made at

Ella L. Swartz, 89, of Galeton, PA

Ella L. Swartz, 89, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2013, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA. 

 Born June 23, 1924, in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Sophia (Phillips) Swartz. 

Ella worked at Galeton Production for 44 years, retiring in 1984. She was member of All Saints Episcopal Chrurch in Brookland, PA and the Red Hat Society. She greatly enjoyed baseball (especially the Pittsburgh Pirates), fishing, playing cards, and working outside. 

Surviving are a brother, John Swartz, Mesa, AZ; a sister, Donna (Stewart) Leach, Wellsboro; two nephews, Scott (Gail) Mahon, Horseheads, NY and Brandon (Amy) Mahon, Galeton; four nieces, Linda Swartz, Mesa, AZ, Pam Swartz, Williams, AZ, Michelle(Chris) Piaquadio, Fort Walton Beach, FL, and Susan (Charlie) Nixon, Williams, AZ; four great nephews, Jake (Stephanie) Ingerick, Horseheads, NY, Josh (Jenni) Ingerick, Middlebury Center, PA, Justin (Ashley) Whipple, Crestview, FL, and Talas Mahon, Galeton; three great nieces, Kelly (Chris) Stokes, Alabama, Kristy (Benn) Carlson, Galeton, and Carissa (Cody)Piaquadio, Fort Walton Beach, FL; several great great nephews and nieces; and her special dog, Abby.. 

In addition to her parents, Ella was predeceased by a sister, Audrey Swartz and a sister-in-law, Ada Virginia Swartz. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11:00am at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland, PA. The Rev. Janice Yskamp will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookland.

PennDOT Plans Major Downtown Coudersport Project

PennDOT Plans Major Downtown Coudersport Project

PennDOT’s plan to upgrade the Rt. 6 corridor through much of downtown Coudersport will be discussed during a public meeting to be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Gunzburger Building auditorium. 

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the meeting, in recognition of the construction project’s implications for the downtown area. Chamber leaders are hoping for a good turnout. 

The earliest any work would commence is 2015. Project area will include Rt. 6 from its intersection at Chestnut/ West streets (Coudersport Arboretum lot) to its intersection with Ludwig Lane (SPC Mike Franklin Bridge on East Second Street). PennDOT acknowledges that there will be an impact on Coudersport’s primary business district during portions of the work, which includes pavement restoration, some curb and sidewalk installation, and drainage improvements. (Photo courtesy of Curt Weinhold)


Cross Streets: CUSHING AVE * OAK ST
8/2/2013 8:49:38 PM

Ridgway Fire Was Arson

3 Vehicle Crash With Vehicle On Fire, RT. 219 REOPENED AT 10:30 PM

Cross Streets: HORNER RD

8/2/2013 7:49:37 PM


According to the Kane-based state police, 22-year-old Kenneth Paul Smith of Kane was involved in a 3-vehicle crash on SR 219 in Jones Township. Smith was flown to Pittsburgh via helicopter for further medical attention. Three other people, a 17-year-old from Olean, N.Y., and Floyd A. and Donna Young of Big Run were treated at area hospitals for minor injuries. No further information was available late Friday night.

Call #43
3 car MVA
1 car fully involved
2 head on
On Rt 219 near Burning well road Engine 101 and Rescue 103 responded with Elk company 6 also responded
So did Kane, Wilcox and St.Marys Ambulance

Coudersport Ambulance To Elk Street

At 7:14 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Elk Street for a medical emergency.

State Police Add 79 Today, Corbett Will Hire 290 More Starting Now

DEP Detects Small-Scale Harmful Algae Bloom in Presque Isle Bay

 DEP Detects Small-Scale Harmful Algae Bloom in Presque Isle Bay

HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that a Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) has occurred in some backwater areas of Presque Isle Bay, along the shoreline bordering the City of Erie.

The HAB, which is comprised of cyanobacteria, has the appearance of brightly colored latex paint floating on the surface of the water and is most noticeable in calm backwater areas such as coves and marinas.

“On July 31, DEP collected samples to determine that a Harmful Algae Bloom has taken place,” DEP Northwest Regional Director Kelly Burch said. “Boaters and bucket fisherman are advised to avoid contact with the algae where it occurs in the near shore.”

Cyanobacteria are a natural part of the ecosystem, which can bloom in warm, calm, nutrient-rich waters. While most algae blooms are harmless, some cyanobacteria blooms can lead to fish kills and have been known to harm pets and livestock.

The public is advised to avoid contact with any visible surface scrums or films and should rinse thoroughly if contact occurs. Pets and livestock should not be allowed to drink from water with visible surface blooms. There is little risk to healthy recreational water users where visible surface scums are not present.

“It is very important to keep out of areas that are visibly in bloom,” Director of the Erie County Department of Health Andrew Glass said. “We are working closely with the DEP as the situation occurs.”

Additional cyanobacteria blooms may occur throughout the remainder of the summer, depending on environmental conditions. DEP will continue to monitor this situation as it develops.

The heaviest blooms do not appear to be affecting the open waters of the bay. HABs have not been detected in Lake Erie that would affect the bathing beaches on Presque Isle State Park.

8-2 Recalls

08/02/2013 01:06 PM EDT

Nexus Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Benztropine Mesylate Injection, USP, 2 mg/2mL (1mg/mL) in 2 mL single dose vials due to the potential presence of visible particulate matter in the vials. This recall is being conducted at the user level.

Route 6 microsurfacing project in Bradford County starts August 6

Route 6 microsurfacing project in Bradford County starts August 6

Beginning August 8, PennDOT contractor Vestal Asphalt, Inc. will start a microsurfacing project on Route 6 in Bradford County. Work will take place on two separate sections.

Work will begin at the Bradford/Tioga county line and continue to near the intersection with Route 4019 (Iron Mine Road) in Sylvania Borough, Columbia Township.

Microsurfacing will then take place near the intersection of Rummerfield Creek Road in Standing Stone Township and continue on Route 6 to the Wyalusing Township line, just west of Wyalusing Borough.

Traffic will be controlled by flaggers in the two lane areas and in the three lane areas of Route 6, traffic will be shifted accordingly as individual lanes are closed.

Motorists should expect long delays during this project.

Weather permitting; all work for this $369,305 project will be completed by August 21.

Interstate 80 WB rest area project update

Interstate 80 WB rest area project update

Here are the traffic impacts for the reconstruction project at the Interstate 80 westbound rest area at mile 246 near Mifflinville in Columbia County for next week.

Monday through Thursday, August 5-8, the contractor will set up a 1,000-foot daytime lane closure in the I-80 westbound passing lane at mile 247 for a stone-hauling operation starting at 6:30 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m. each day.

The truck parking area is closed and message boards are in place along I-80 westbound in advance of the work to inform truckers that the rest area is closed to truck traffic.

The project completion date is October 31.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

The library’s new hours are:
Monday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-1

We would like to thank the Potter-Tioga chapter of PASR (Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees) which recently held a book drive to collect books for elementary aged students. They then donated these books to four area libraries, one of which was Oswayo Valley. Thank you very much for your support! The children of the Oswayo Valley will enjoy the new reading materials.

The library is sponsoring a flea market on the library lawn every Friday. Interested vendors may reserve a spot by calling 697-6691 or by stopping in the library. The cost is $5.00 each Friday for each table set up. Vendors are responsible for providing their own setups.

BookFlix is now available on POWER Library through our website. What is BookFlix? It is on online e-reading program from Scholastic that combines classic fictional storybooks with similarly themed nonfiction e-books to make reading more engaging for children ages three to eight. Through programs like BookFlix that build early reading and comprehension skills, libraries can help Pennsylvania achieve one of the highest literacy rates in the country by increasing basic literacy, one of the five essential literacies promoted by PA Forward, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association.

The library has started a memorial wall for the community’s family members who have served in the military. If you would like to participate, please bring a picture of your loved one who has served in the US Armed Forces and we will add it to the wall. If you do not have a picture, we will have stars available on which their name can be written.

We had another great year of summer reading with an average of 46 people attending each week. In July, we learned about dinosaurs, archaeology and underground fairy tale characters. The children have made fairy houses and troll holes that are on display in the adult fiction area. Stop in and vote for your favorites this month! Thank you to Maggie Johnson and all the other volunteers that made this program possible.

Are you headed out on a vacation this month? Stop by the library and look at our audio books that you can check out to listen to while traveling. It is a great way to “read” that book you’ve been wanting to read.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library is participating in the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival’s summer writing contest. This contest is open to rising fifth & sixth graders to reflect on the books that have made a personal impact on their lives. The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of public library summer reading programs and top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will take place September 21-22, 2013 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Wouldn’t it be great to have the Oswayo Valley represented there? For more information and to pick up a contest entrance form please contact the library.

The library’s book discussion group is reading The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian. The group will meet for discussion August 28th at 1:30 p.m.

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

Are you interested in tracing your family history but don’t know where to start? Would you like to get together regularly with a group of others and share tips and information? We have a family history group that meets at the library regularly to do just that! The group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Call the library at 814-697-6691 to register or if you have any questions.

A memorial for Charlotte Kellogg was received from Keturah Cappadonia.

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

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

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors’ monthly meeting will be held on August 26th at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

EMS Responding To Lawn Tractor Accident On First Fork Road

Cross Streets: SWANK RD * PARK RD

8/2/2013 4:49:55 PM


Cameron County News Reports On Fire Alarm Thursday Morning

Structure Alarm Sounds Thursday Morning

This morning the Emporium Fire Department responded to an alarm a structure alarm on W 4th street. Upon arriving, everyone was moved out of the building. Within the hour, all units returned to the station. Reportedly the alarm involved a tenants stove.

Open House Thursday, August 8th To View Real Estate To Be Auctioned Near Shinglehouse



The bridge by the Wakeley Hollow and Clara Roads intersection in front of the Mehl's property is going to be replaced. 

Construction will begin the week of August 5th until completion. Drivers should expect some delays and the road will be closed at some time while the box culvert is set into place. 

When the Township knows which days the road will be closed it will be posted on this site. Drivers should plan accordingly. Drive safe and be aware of construction workers. 

Thank You, 
Clara Township Supervisors

Possible Structure Fire At Cuba Lake

Possible Structure Fire At Cuba Lake
Units dispatched at 3:26 PM to a possible structure fire at 285 West Shore Road at Cuba Lake were recalled with the exception of Cuba 1. The fire was reported to be electrical in nature.

Route 4008 in Potter County Will be closed for paving Aug. 12 - 21

Route 4008 in Potter County Will be closed for $840,000 paving job Aug. 12 - 21

Coudersport – Route 4008 (Branch Road) in Potter County will be closed Aug. 12 through 21 for paving work. Crews will be working to pave the entire length of the roadway from Route 44 to Route 4011 (Peet Brook Road). The paving will be done with recycled, milled material and will provide area drivers with smoother, safer travel along the roadway.

Drivers may encounter short delays during this closure, depending on work activity. Drivers are advised to choose alternate routes while the paving work takes place.

Suit-Kote of Cortland, New York is the contractor on this 3.5 mile, $840,000 job. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

PennDOT reminds motorists to buckle up, obey posted speed limits and proceed with caution through all work zones.

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at

To Brownie's Friends in Germania Area

Debbie Traub

Sandy Johnson School of Dance Adds New Dance Instructor To Faculty

Sandy Johnson's School of Dance is excited to announce the addition of Teresa Ostrom to the studio faculty. Teresa's high energy and enthusiasm, along with her love of dance and working with young dancers will add to the studio's reputation. Sandy and Teresa consider dance as an Athletic Art Form and sending a positive message along with proper technique is the studio's priority. The studio is located in Port Allegany.

Sandy Johnson introduces new dance instructor Teresa Ostrom

Teresa began dancing when she was three years old. Her mother enrolled her in dance classes to help her "blow off some steam". 

She did not know it would turn into her first love. 

She has danced at Carol Thompson's School of Dance which transitioned into the Huntington Dance Academy, where she studied Ballet (Pointe), Modern, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. Teresa has participated in workshops throughout Pennsylvania and New York. She has studied under Mia Michaels, Wade Robinson, and Chris Judd. Throughout the years she has participated in Penn State's Dance Camp on the University Park Campus. 

Teresa started teaching Hip Hop/Jazz at the Huntington Dance Academy at the age of 16. After graduating High School she went on to further her education at Lock Haven University, where she received a Social Work degree along with a minor in Dance (Choreography, History, and Therapy). She was the Vice President and later President of the Modern Dance Company and then Vice President, Dance Consort on Campus. 

After being married, she has moved to this area to be with her husband and young son. 

Teresa is excited to share her talents with students in this area. 

Registration for the next dance session is August 5, 6, & 7 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Studio. For more information, you can call the studio at 8-4-642-9315 or email at or visit us on Facebook.

Thompson Encourages Applications for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

Thompson Encourages Applications for Staffing for Adequate
Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants
SAFER 2013 application period runs from July 29th through August 30th
Washington, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened the 2013 application period for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.  The deadline for all SAFER grant applications has been set for Friday, August 30, 2013, at 5 p.m.

"The economy is still in recovery which poses a strain on the ability of local firefighting organizations to meet staffing requirements and emergency deployment capabilities," Rep. Thompson said. "These resources help meet this challenge and ensure that an adequate number of trained personnel are readily available to protect the public during emergencies.”

SAFER grants provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained firefighters available in their communities. 

"This application period for the SAFER grant program is an opportunity for firefighting organizations to assess budget and organizational challenges," added Rep. Thompson. "It is critically important for anyone interested in applying for assistance to become familiar with eligibility guidelines and the full range of application requirements, all of which can be found outline at"    

Grant guidance for this program is available at, and at  “Get ready Guides,” which are available at, may also be useful for potential applicants and is provided to answer questions and to help prepare grant applications. 

The SAFER program is administered by FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration.

Minor Injuries In Crash on Congress Street

Minor Injuries In Crash on Congress Street
At 2:20 PM on Friday, Minor injuries are reported at a 2 vehicle crash near the intersection of Congress and Park Streets in the City of Bradford.

Roulette Township Water Shut Off Notice

Roulette Township Supervisors would like to notify the Roulette Township community members that your water will be turned off  on Monday, August 5th from approximately 1 p.m. to about 1:30 p.m. to do a necessary repair. 

The people and businesses that this will affect is from Horseshoe Court Drive and West. It should only affect a small amount of people for a very short time. It is going to take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to do the repair. Thank you for you patients.

Nita Spencer
Secretary / Treasurer
Roulette Township Supervisors

Cameron County C Of C Cautions Residents

Both electric and natural gas has been deregulated, which means companies will solicit you to switch. 
Before you sign anything, know or ask at least these questions:

1. Know your current rate
2. Know if you are already locked into a contract with a provider.
3. When looking at new rates, how long is it guaranteed?
4. Is there a contract length?
5. Is there a penalty if you leave the contract early?

Just made aware that there are men canvassing Emporium borough wearing hard hats. If they approach you, ask to see their permit from the borough. If they do not have one, refuse to talk to them. All people selling or soliciting door to door must register at the Emporium Borough Office.

Achsah C. Zetwick, 85, of 15 W. Willow St., Smethport, PA

Achsah C. Zetwick

Achsah C. Zetwick, 85, of 15 W. Willow St., Smethport, PA, formerly of Crosby, died Friday (Aug. 2, 2013) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Ctr., Smethport.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. Smethport, PA are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary

US Senator Pat Toomey: Restoring Constitutional Limits On Congressional Power

US Senator Pat Toomey
Restoring Constitutional Limits On Congressional Power
I am supporting legislation to hold members of Congress accountable to constitutional limitations. I have cosponsored the Enumerated Powers Act of 2013 (S. 1404), a bill by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), which requires that every bill Congress passes state which part of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the legislation. 
This important legislation will help us restore constitutional limits on out-of-control government spending. For too long, Congress has acted as if the rules don't matter when it comes to regulating and spending taxpayers' money. With this bill, we are returning Congress to its place under the limits of the Constitution and making government a better steward of Americans' hard-earned dollars.

Adopt a Duck Comes to Cameron County Fair

Adopt a Duck Comes to Cameron County Fair

Cameron County Fireworks Committee is getting a jump start on fundraising for the 2014 fireworks. The Firequacker 2014 is a duck derby that will be held Saturday October 19 in Emporium. 

Ducks are adopted and then the “adopted trainers” watch as their numbered duck races toward the finish line in South Park. The first duck to cross the finish line wins $100.00, the second place finisher wins $75.00 and the third place winner takes home $50.00.

Ducks will be available for adoption each night at the Cameron County Fair. The price is $2.00 for one and a 6-quack can be adopted for $10.00. Currently ducks may also be adopted at GE Motor coils, Emporium Pharmacy and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office.

Organizers say the thunderous fireworks last month were heralded as some of the best in the region. Fundraising to pay for the event is a year round adventure beginning with the Firequacker Duck Derby and including the Autumn Fest, Holiday House Tour, and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Donations from organizations, businesses, attendees and private individuals allow the event to continue each year.

PA WILDS: Zippo Lights Up Outdoors with New Products

PA WILDS: Zippo Lights Up Outdoors with New Products

Zippo, one of the Pennsylvania Wilds’ most well-known manufacturing companies and a popular stop for many visitors who come to the region to recreate, is taking its connection to the outdoors to a whole new level this week, unveiling four new outdoor products at a major trade show in Salt Lake City.

The products – the Rugged Lantern, Utensil Tree, 4-in-1 Woodsman, and Campfire Carrier – are part of a new line called Zippo Outdoor that aims to build on Zippo’s legacy of fire, durability and reliability to win customers over in the backyard, at the tailgate and at the campsite.  

Zippo Outdoor Brand Manager Chris Funk said by phone Tuesday from the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake that Zippo has spent the last few years researching how to improve the camping experience. It’s reviewed existing products on the market and examined consumer insights about what’s missing or needs improved.

The consumer feedback – affectionately known internally as the “what pisses you off” research – has been really valuable, Funk said, because it has helped identify gaps or what annoys people about existing outdoor products and where there are opportunities for innovation.

The 4-in1 Woodsman, which can chop, saw, hammer and pull stakes, is a good example, he said. “It’s very unique and innovative and there’s nothing like it in the market,” Funk said.

A reviewer at Popular Mechanics magazine seemed to agree.  The Woodsman, the reviewer wrote, “is the kind of tool that makes you think, ‘Huh. Clever.’ … It’s easy to imagine the 4-in1 Woodsman making the chores of pitching your tent and tearing it down and then collecting firewood just that much more convenient. Plus, it just feel cool to carry around a hatchet that could convert to a saw at a moment’s notice.”

“At the end of the day we’re designing products that fit a very specific niche in the market,” Funk said. “We didn’t just go out and logo-slap products from Chinese factories and put our name on them. We want to earn genuine credibility.” In World War II parlance (WWII soldiers made the Zippo lighter famous), he explained, “we want to capture beachheads.”

Zippo’s brand has long been associated with the outdoors. A display box from 1932 -- the year the Zippo lighter was created – for example, touts that the lighter is “For all outdoor people.” A number of lighter designs throughout the company’s history have targeted outdoor enthusiasts, and customers’ real-life adventures in the outdoors with their Zippos have regularly worked their way into the company’s marketing and culture. A popular 1960s advertising campaign, for example, focused on how Zippo lighters had triumphed over nature’s adversities, telling the story of a Zippo that was found in the belly of a fish -- and still worked – and another situation in which  a cave explorer saved his own life with his “trusty Zippo lighter.”

“We’ve always had the outdoors in mind,” Funk said. “There’s always been that common thread.”

That thread officially became Zippo Outdoor in 2009 with the debut of three products: the Hand Warmer, Emergency Fire Starter Kit and Flex Neck Utility Lighter. From there the company’s development strategy focused on three specific categories – fire, cooking and comfort - which led to the four products being unveiled this week at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake.

The OR show brings together hundreds of retailers and manufacturers of outdoor gear and clothing and helps identify and set trends in the industry for everything from backpacking and camping to paddle sports and fishing to endurance events and adventure travel.

Zippo’s booth, which is staffed by a team of eight, has demo videos as well as live demos that this year include a dunk tank (to show how the Rugged Lantern will float) and a sawing station for the 4-in-1 Woodsman. The booth also shows how the products are packaged for retail sale, so retailers can envision how they would present in their stores.

The main goal at the trade show is just to raise awareness about the Zippo Outdoor brand, Funk said. The show gets great attendance and media coverage, he said. “It’s the best event for this industry.”

Some of the products in the Zippo Outdoor line, such as the Cedar Fire Starters and Emergency Fire Starters, are made in the U.S.; others – the Windproof Stove and All-Terrain Grill, which are expected to hit the market later this year -- are assembled, packaged or partly-made in the U.S.; while others are sourced out of the country. Zippo lighters continue to be manufactured in Bradford, in the PA Wilds, their original home.

“We always try to look at making products in the U.S.,” Funk said. “It’s a serious challenge. To just start making them in Bradford would take a lot of time and money.” Certainly Zippo’s overall expansion into outdoor products “has helped our bottom line which has kept our people in Bradford busy,” Funk said.    

All of the outdoor products in the new line were also developed in the U.S., Funk said, and the fact that the company is located in a region that boasts two million acres of public land, two National Wild & Scenic Rivers, the largest wild elk herd in the Northeast and some of the darkest skies in the world has played no small part.

“Most of our people working on these products are very avid outdoor enthusiasts,” said Funk, who counts himself among them. “We live in a region where that environment is right in our backyard. Indirectly it is absolutely ingrained into our products.”

Partners involved in growing nature tourism in the Pennsylvania Wilds are pleased to hear of the company’s efforts. Zippo has long been viewed as partner in local and regional tourism efforts; the Zippo-Case Museum in Bradford attracts more than 200,000 visitors a year.

"We are very excited that Zippo is expanding into a diverse line of outdoor products,” said Linda Devlin, executive director of the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau. “This is a perfect fit with our travelers coming into the area for outdoor recreation. Their new line of products will be featured in the Zippo/Case Museum, which is already one of our top tourist attractions within northwestern Pennsylvania, and should increase the number of visitors to their on-site store at the museum.”

Zippo Outdoor products can be found at Bass Pro, Cabella’s, Gander Mountain, REI and other retailers or online at Smaller specialty retailers interested in carrying the products are encouraged to fill out a “contact us” form on “Those are checked hourly,” Funk said.

TATABOLINE ENOS travels the Pennsylvania Wilds working with small business owners, entrepreneurs and residents who are helping grow the region’s outdoor recreation economy. She lives in a small farming town in the northwest corner of the PA Wilds with her husband and two young sons. For more information on starting a business in the PA Wilds, visit To explore the region, check out

Report On Gas Well Site Explosion That Killed 2 Is Incomplete

West Virginia officials ordered Antero Resources to provide more information Thursday about a July 7 well explosion that killed two people and injured six others.

James Martin, chief of the state Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Oil and Gas, wrote that the Denver-based energy company's two-page report about the incident was "incomplete."

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Potter County Farmer's Market Today In Coudersport

Come visit the local farmers/artisans at the Potter County Farmers' Market Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

You'll find friendly service and a selection of some of the best naturally-grown and organic produce you could find anywhere!

The Market is set up on the corner of North East and East Second Streets (U.S. Route 6 E) just a block from the courthouse square.

This week's vendors will include:

Card Creek Trading Post: Artisan, yeast and sweet breads, biscotti and scones. baked goods, jams and pickles, spinach and raw honey. We have no brown eggs today.

Alpaca Creations: Alpaca products of hand knit mittens, shawls, scarves, fingerless mitts, hats, insoles and socks. Yarns, hand spun, dyed and natural colors by Teresa Genaux, Juried Artisan on the Pa Wilds Artisan Trail.

Fitzgerald Family Farm: Jams, jellies, pickles, preserves, maple syrup.

Wooleylot Farm: Fresh garlic bulbs, onions, heirloom zucchini and shallots. Gladiolus cut flowers.

Metzger Heritage Farm: Heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, new potatoes, lettuce.

Miles Farm Produce: Salad greens, cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, currants.

Cinco C's Alpacas: Alpacas, alpaca products, cucumbers, patty pan squash, onions and green beans

DEP Provides Update on Long-Term Marcellus Air Sampling, Releases Technical Support Document

DEP Provides Update on Long-Term Marcellus Air Sampling, Releases Technical Support Document

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced that its long-term air monitoring study in southwestern Pennsylvania will continue through the end of the year. The agency also released a technical support document that provides additional information about the study’s scope and process.

“The use of natural gas holds great promise in continuing recent trends of cleaner air in this state, and the data from this study will allow us to make sound decisions for the long-term,” DEP Acting Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “Our study, which is stationed in one of the most active drilling regions in the state, will help us to identify potential air-quality related risks associated with drilling, processing and transporting natural gas.”

In July 2012, DEP announced it would be conducting a long-term study in southwestern Pennsylvania to measure ambient air concentrations of pollutants, in Chartiers Township, Washington County, where both “wet” and “dry” gas are being extracted and moved to sale via compressor stations and pipeline networks.

The Technical Support Document released today gives the public additional detailed information on the study, its sampling design and the analysis methods critical to the success of the study. The document also provides more detail about the science behind ambient air studies.

The samples collected during the study will be subjected to rigorous quality-assurance and data validation criteria. A final report is expected to be released in the spring of 2014.

DEP previously conducted three short-term ambient air quality sampling studies in various drilling regions of the state, detecting no levels of any pollutant that would violate federal ambient air quality standards. Nor did the studies identify concentrations of any compound associated with Marcellus shale drilling activities that would likely trigger air-related health issues.

The main monitoring site for the long-term study includes sampling for ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen sulfide and methane. The ambient air will also be tested for more than 60 volatile organic compounds, including hazardous air pollutants, and meteorological data will be collected continuously.

DEP is also monitoring for volatile organic compounds and collecting meteorological data at three additional sites in Chartiers Township and Hickory Township, Washington County. Of the two additional Chartiers Township sites, one is upwind of the Houston gas processing plant, and the other is downwind of the Brigich compressor station. The site in Hickory Township will be located downwind of the Stewart compressor stations.

The long-term study is the latest effort by this administration to ensure that the abundant natural gas resources are being developed responsibly. Earlier this year, DEP announced a revised general permit for compressor stations and gas processing facilities that included significantly lower allowable emission limits.

A recent DEP emissions inventory submitted to EPA in December 2012, showed significant reductions in sulfur dioxide emissions in Pennsylvania between 2008 and 2011. These reductions, which are due to the deactivation of certain sources, installation of emissions controls at other remaining sources, and the conversion to natural gas have represented between $14 and $37 billion of annual public health benefit, based on EPA methodologies. The inventory, which for the first time included unconventional gas operations, also showed significant reductions in nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and particulate matter during that same time period.

For more information, visit, and click “Air,” or call 717-787-9702.

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for August 5 - August 9, 2013

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for August 5 - August 9, 2013

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 5 – August 9, weather permitting.

Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Potter County 0260:

Sign Crew:
• State Route: 1005 (Phoenix Run Road) Sign Repairs & Upgrades
Bridge Crew:
• State Route: 4025 (Oswayo Valley Area) Bridge Repair

General Maintenance-West:
● State Route: 4008 (South Branch) Ditching

General Maintenance-East:
● State Route: 1011 (Ulysses/Genesee Area) Shoulder Repair

Tail Ditching:
● State Route: 0044 (Pine Mt. Area) Ditching

East Patching:
● State Route: 1010 (Mills to North Bingham) Mill and Fill – Expect Delays

West Patching:
• State Route: 1010 (Mills to North Bingham) Mill and Fill – Expect Delays

Tree Trimming:
• State Route: 4008 (South Branch) Overhead Tree Trimming/Day Lighting

Mowing Crew:
● State Route: 0049 (Gold to Tioga County Line & Harrison Valley) Mowing

Cameron County 0240:
• State Route: 0120 & 3001 Shoulder Cutting
• State Route: 3001 Installation/Clean Inlets

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

• L C Whitford: State Route 49 (Harrison Valley) Bridge Repair

• Glenn O Hawbaker: State Route 872 (Potter & Cameron) Drainage Improvements and Road Repairs

• LTT Trucking: State Route 0872 (Ladona Area) Bridge Repair (approx. end 09/22/14)

Person Fell From Tree

Person Fell From Tree
At 9:25 AM on Friday, Bradford City EMS has been dispatched to Minard Run Road for a person who has fallen out of a tree.

Evening Public Auction Wednesday, August 7 at 5:30 PM In Bradford

DEP Issues Drilling Permit Violations In Elk County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Hunt Marcellus Operating Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk County

Administrative violation issued on 2013-07-31 to Hunt Marcellus Operating Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk county. 210UNPLUG - Failure to plug a well upon abandonment
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Hunt Marcellus Operating Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk County

Administrative violation issued on 2013-07-31 to Hunt Marcellus Operating Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk county. 210UNPLUG - Failure to plug a well upon abandonment
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

State Police Arrest Fugitive From Justice From Texas In Ulysses Township Traffic Stop

Criminal Mischief In Emporium Hardwoods Parking Lot

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sergeant Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2013-08-01 00:00:00 at site ELK FOREST WT 2726 32H 51280 in Sergeant Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional