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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Acorn Market

At 11:14 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched along with Medic 6 for a person with a severe allergic reaction at the Acorn Market on Oswayo Street.

Cub Scout Signups!

Coudersport Cub Scout Signups!


6:54 PM--Several Fire Companies were dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at the Port Allegany VFW.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Saeger Court

At 6:36 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Saeger Court for a medical emergency.

Bolivar/Richburg Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire

Bolivar/Richburg Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire
At 5:29 PM on Saturday, Bolivar and Richburg Fire Depts. are responding to a report of smoke in the house at 7861 County Road 40.

Lawrenceville Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Two

50th All-American Dairy Show to Feature Nation’s Top Cows, Dairy Events Golden Jubilee Event Runs Sept. 7-12 in Harrisburg

50th All-American Dairy Show to Feature Nation’s Top Cows, Dairy Events Golden Jubilee Event Runs Sept. 7-12 in Harrisburg
Harrisburg – The 50th All-American Dairy Show will feature top dairy cattle shown by the best exhibitors in the nation from Sept. 7-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

“The All-American Dairy Show has grown into one of the leading national dairy shows and Pennsylvania is proud to have hosted this premier event for 50 years,” Agriculture Secretary George Greig said. “Come see first-hand the strength of Pennsylvania’s $2.3 billion dairy industry and unparalleled dedication of our farm families at the many shows and events held during show week.”

Nearly 3,000 animals and 2,000 exhibitors from across the nation and Canada will participate in the six-day event.

Show week begins with several special events in celebration of the 50th anniversary, including dairy oxen demonstrations from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8. A free country music concert with Greg Bates begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. On Sunday, Sept. 8, a wine and cheese reception begins at 4 p.m., followed by a youth benefit auction at 7 p.m.

The 10th Premier National Junior Events, set for Sept. 7 to 10, are youth shows, contests and programs themed “Stars Shine Brighter in Harrisburg.” Opening Ceremonies is Sunday, Sept. 8, at 4:30 p.m. This year’s event includes seven national shows culminating with the selection of Supreme Champion cow and heifer on Monday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m.

The 16th All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show will feature treasures from all segments of the dairy industry, from farms to processing and retail. Show hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the remainder of show week.

The show’s most prestigious awards, the Obie Snider, Image and Pioneer awards, will be presented at the All-American Dairy Show “got milk?” banquet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9.

The National Dairy Shrine will host its annual banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available by calling 920-863-6333,

emailing or at the All-American Dairy Show office.

The All-American concludes with the selection of supreme champion cow and heifer on Thursday, Sept. 12, at approximately 2 p.m.

The show caps off with the 55th Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Pageant at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel in Harrisburg.

For a complete schedule, visit

Police Seeking Information On Hit & Run Vehicle Found In Ditch Near Smethport

Hot Spell Coming Tuesday into Thursday

Hot Spell Coming Tuesday into Thursday
US National Weather Service State College PA
After a brief cool spell late Sunday into early Monday...looking at some very warm temperatures from later Tuesday into a hot airmass is advected toward the Lower Great Lakes by Tuesday. Airmass will be abnormally warm...may not be all that humid...give the source region...but still could be some higher dewpoints at some point...especially areas near the Lower Great Lakes...such as NW PA. The amout of moisture will determine the potential for thunderstorms. The main point is that many areas will likely be near 90 degrees if not a little warmer by mid week.

Coudersport Ambulance To Cartee Street

At 2:44 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Cartee Street for a female fall victim.

Shinglwhouse Ambulance to Pearl Street

At 2:40 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Pearl Street for a medical emergency.

Elsie M. White, 92, of Middaugh Hill Road, Scio, NY

Elsie M. White
Elsie M. White, 92, of Middaugh Hill Road, Scio, NY,  passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Highland Park Care Center in Wellsville. She was born September 26, 1920 in Austin, PA The daughter of the late David and Ella Mae (Smith) Miller. She was first married to Marion White Sr. who predeceased her on December 29, 1959 and later married Larry White who predeceased her on January 17, 1989.

Elsie was formerly employed in Wellsville, at the Button Factory and Jones Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors.

She is survived by four children, Charles (Irene) Miller of Bolivar, Naomi Ruth White of Muskogee, OK, Carol (Fran) Slocum of Wellsville and Sonny (Geanie) White of Scio, a son-in-law, Tom Wallace of Scio, 12 grandsons, Larry Miller, Tommy Wallace, David Wallace, Schuyler Wallace, Scott Slocum, Joe White, Benji White, Josh White, Tige Hanes, JR Hanes, Eddie LePore and Frank LePore,11 Granddaughters, Faith Perkins, Rhonda Slocum, Sonya Ellis, Charlene DiBartolo, Sue Miller, Shirley Richardson, Vicky Morrison, Cathy Farrow, Robin Hanes, Sue Potter and Cathy Wilkins, several great and great-great grandchildren as well as several nieces & nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Sandy Wallace, a step daughter, Naomi "Tootie" LePore, a granddaughter, Shelley Slocum Benson, a grandson, Gary LePore and several brothers and sisters.

Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Glen Layfield presiding. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. The family suggests memorial donations to the Highland Park Care Center or the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit


Morris Fire Dept. Cogan House Substation to respond

Potter County Blacksmith Entered In National Contest For American Made Products

My husband Anthony Arkus is a local blacksmith, Ark Iron from Potter County.
 I entered him as a nominee for Martha Stewart's American Made Contest. 

He needs votes to help him win. 

If you have been through Coudersport, you have seen his work. The gate at the Adelphia headquarters next to McDonalds was made by Rod's Welding. My husband forged all the flowers and leaves on this gate. You can see similar flowers in his wall hanging in the link. The contest ends Sept 13th

To Vote for Ark Iron
Simply click on the link below to view my profile. To vote you must register with an email address and a password or sign in with Facebook, which allows you to vote 6 times every 24 hours.

Letter To The Editor....

I believe that we are being led into war with mis-information. Our Commander-In -Chief is using the old movie script to take the heat off of him over the budget and Obamacare. It's not that hard to explain how the people were gassed by Muslim brotherhood rebels to blame the other Syrian leader Assad. The chemical weapons may have been stolen during the raid on Benghazi last year and that is why the cover-up by our own state department. Why won't the state department allow the truth to be told. Now we are willing to let John Kerry and C. Nagel lead us into a war with the help of the President. Did we not learn any thing from their service in Vietnam and how John Kerry, when he testified, turned against the troops in Vietnam before Congress at that time ? Calling us all baby killers. I remember it to well as I was just returning from Vietnam a few short months later and remember how we were treated at the airport. John Kerry and Hanoi Jane Fonda were a good pair against the military.

Sara Palin has the correct answer, let Allah sort them out. Does anyone remember history when the Ottoman Empire made up of the Muslims tried to over run Europe and Africa and the middle East. They used every trick possible to spread their beliefs. They caught whites and blacks alike and sold them as slaves all over the world. Lucky they were stopped over a hundred years ago by our original Marine Corp at Tripoli. Now they are doing the same to destroy America. The old saying applies ::IF YOU FORGET THE PAST YOU TEND TO REPEAT IT :: Do not fall into this trap and allow America to be destroyed from with-in using our own government who you can not trust to tell the truth.

Does anyone seriously think a few missiles will stop them when there is a possibility they didn't do the attack in the first place? Is this a ploy by members of our own government to get us side tracked for the next election, budget battle and the installation of Obamacare on Oct 1. Did Egypt not tell the world that Obama is a member of the Muslin brotherhood recently in a newspaper report? Did Russia not tell the USA about the last terrorist attack before it happened and no one did anything about it? Now Russia and Syria both are stating that Assad didn't do the gas attack? As I stated so much mis-information being put out, we better get our ducks in line (HAVE THE RIGHT INTEL>) before we shoot at anybody. We have neither the Military strength or the funds to fight a battle for the enemy. I think we should rebuild our own nation first and protect its borders. Enough said. Been there and done that.

Daniel J. Causer SR
903 Barden Brook
Eldred, PA 16731

Phone: 814-225-3681

Rabies Clinic Today From 1 to 4 In Shinglehouse

Coudersport Ambulance To Pine Lane

At 12:25 on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Pine Lane for a medical emergency.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Washington Twp, Wyoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-09-05 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Washington Twp, Wyoming county. 78.54 - Failure to properly control or dispose of industrial or residual waste to prevent pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Monthly Meeting Of Bucktail Chapter Military Officers

Monthly Meeting Of The Military Officers





Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 6 West

At 11:33 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 6 West for a Link to Life Call.

Splash Run 5K Is Today At 9 AM At Northern Potter High School IN Ulysses


Last call for all varieties of corn except for Silver Queen, which should be available for another 2 weeks or until a freeze or it is all picked.

Senator Pat Toomey Resolution Honors Erie

Commemorating The 200th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Lake Erie

The Senate Unanimously Approves My Resolution Honoring The City Of Erie
This week in Erie, I attended the Perry 200, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. At the ceremony, I presented the Perry 200 Commission a copy of the bipartisan resolution I introduced in the Senate which commemorates this dramatic encounter in our nation's history.

The Battle of Lake Erie breathed new life into the American war effort and captured the imagination of our young country. Contributing in no small way to this victory was the city of Erie, which provided the safe locale, supplies, and muscle necessary to build the victorious fleet in limited time.

You can read more about the battle and find the full text of my bipartisan resolution here. Congratulations to the city of Erie and the devoted community that worked so hard to commemorate this event.

Attention High School Students: Senate Youth Leadership Program Now Open

Attention High School Students: Senate Youth Leadership Program Now Open

Pennsylvania's 2013 Senate Youth delegates Dylan Brown and Sarah Rudasill with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)
Do you know an outstanding high school student interested in public service? The U.S. Senate Youth Program selection process has now begun. Two Pennsylvania students will join 102 other delegates from across the country in March 2014 for the program's 52nd annual Washington Week. These students will also receive a $5,000 college scholarship.
Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply here.

Speaker Smith Statement on the Death of House Transportation Chairman Dick Hess

Speaker Smith Statement on the Death of House Transportation Chairman Dick Hess

HARRISBURG – Speaker of House Sam Smith (R-Armstrong/Indiana/Jefferson counties) issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon counties). Hess died Friday at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh due to complications resulting from recent leg surgery.

He was 74 years old and died peacefully surrounded by family.

“Dick Hess and I came in together as freshmen in 1987, and he was always a good friend, colleague and ally on many issues.
“A devoted family man, Dick will be missed by many more than those of us in the state House. His loss will be felt throughout the 78th Legislative District, from constituents, to the schools and many service organizations he belonged to. He’s been a tireless public servant and truly helped so many people.”
Funeral and other arrangements are being finalized.

Friday, September 6, 2013

80th Birthday Open House Set For Ted Boyer on September 15

Vehicle Crash At Artline Road & Barnum Road

Vehicle Crash At Artline Road & Barnum Road
At 11:01 PM on Friday, Eldred Township Fire & Eldred Ambulance with Olean 10 ALS,  have been dispatched to the Barnum Road and Artline Road for a motor vehicle accident. Unknown if injuries or entrapment. Report one person with possibly minor injuries to be transported. Olean 10 recalled.

Paternos, co-plaintiffs fire back at NCAA's efforts to dismiss Penn State sanctions lawsuit

Paternos, co-plaintiffs fire back at NCAA's efforts to dismiss Penn State sanctions lawsuit

By Charles Thompson | 
Penn Staters suing for a revocation of penalties imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on the university because of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal asked a Potter County judge Friday to reject the NCAA's bid to kill the suit without a hearing on the merits.

Read the entire story.

The Paterno case, because of conflicts, has been assigned to Senior Judge John B. Leete of Potter County.

A hearing on the preliminary objections is scheduled for Oct. 29 in Bellefonte.

Lost Dog On Kansas Branch In Duke Center Has Been Found

My husband and I live on Kansas Branch in Duke Center and are looking for our lost dog. She jumped the gate we are guessing and have no idea where she would have ran to. We just moved here so she doesn't know her way around at all. 
She is a hound/Mastiff mix very friendly and goes by the name Bella. She has a blue collar on and a name take with our numbers on it. 
If you see her or she possibly came into your yard or anything please let me know call me or message me on here ... anything my husband is out driving looking for her.
Missing dog in Duke Center was found she came home but we think she was hit by a car or ran into some coyotes ... on her way to the vets right now prayers that she is okay


California Firm Recalls Calzone Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen
Galant Food Company, a San Leandro, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 1,650 pounds of fresh or frozen calzone products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 7 at 247 Baker Creek Road, Coudersport

Saturday, Sept. 7th
8am - 4pm
 247 Baker Creek Rd. Coudersport

Dressers, Twin Metal Day Bed, Jennie Lind Twin Beds, Dishes,
Various Household Items, Matching Side Chairs, some Collectables, Tools, Skis, Ski Boots, Women's & Men's Clothing


Cross Streets: GRANT ST * HAYES ST
9/6/2013 8:46:04 PM

Bonnie Mack Corcoran, 81, of North Warren, PA

Bonnie Mack Corcoran, 81, of North Warren, PA, died on Thursday afternoon, September 5, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence. Bonnie was a daughter of the late D.B. “Dude” and Vera C. Himebaugh Mack and a granddaughter of “Jake” and Cora Himebaugh and Philip and XXX Mack.

Bonnie was born in Warren, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1932. A 1949 graduate of Warren High School, she was proud to be a sixth-generation Warren Countian.

For many years, Bonnie was a legal secretary, employed by three generations of the Blackman and Blackman law firm in Warren. She was also employed by the PA Department of Welfare, a local insurance agency, and Ridg-U-Rack Corporation. She was a volunteer archivist at the Warren County Historical Society and assisted with the initial organization of the Wilder Museum in Irvine.

Bonnie was proud of her roots in the former community of Kinzua and was a collector of Kinzua and family history. She was an excellent seamstress and knitter, creating many custom-designed sweaters, and was an enthusiastic gardener. She loved her home on the Conewango and enjoyed years of bird-watching from her back yard.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Pat Evans, and her son-in-law, Mark Evans, of Warren. She is also survived by nieces, Sherri Lightner and her husband, Bruce, and Bonnie Cogan and her husband, Kenny Overmiller, all of the San Diego, California area. She is also survived by a great-nephew, two great-nieces, and her beloved cocker spaniel, Molly. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a great nephew, Mack Davis Lightner.

Visitation and a memorial service will be held at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in Warren. Service details will be announced at a later date.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so with a charity of choice or to the Warren County Humane Society (Paws Along the River), Warren County Historical Society, or Hospice of Warren County. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

2 Charged With Aggravated Assault After Fight in Bradford

Cameron Chamber Warns Of Scam

A chamber member just alerted the office of a scam. A company called Lane Paving is contacting folks in Cameron County. 
They have no credentials and St Marys city officials have banned them from soliciting in the city. 
In Emporium anyone selling door to door must have a permit. First ask to see the permit and if they do not have one end the conversation

Benefit For Beef Starts Tonight At Moe's In Port Allegany

Photo by Pam Fischer
 BENEFIT WEEKEND - A benefit to help with travel and medical expenses for Mike "Beef" Ventresca will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 6,7 and 8 at Moe's Bar and Grill located at 68 Mill Street in Port Allegany. 

"Beefapalooza" will feature DJ Bill Friday night, a collection of local bands including Just Another Distraction on Saturday and a pulled-pork BBQ dinner on Sunday and much more. 

 Questions can be directed to Laura Fillhart at 558-7553 or go to

Mr. Ventresca was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and will be traveling back and forth to Pittsburgh for chemotherapy and will eventually face surgery. He is a graduate of Port Allegany High School, class of 2002.  

Pictured checking out some of the items for Sunday's raffle are Mike "Beef" Ventresca and Charli Moses. 

Man Fell From Ladder At Cemetery

Man Fell From Ladder At Cemetery
At 4:18 PM on Friday, Hinsdale Fire Dept. and Olean 10 medic have been dispatched to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at 2871 Rt. 16 for a male who has fallen 25 or 30 feet from a ladder.

Frank Bernard Skidmore, 45, of Warren, PA

Frank Bernard Skidmore
Frank Skidmore
A Clarendon Firefighter

Frank Bernard Skidmore, 45, of Warren, PA, passed away Thursday morning, September 5, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, PA. He was the son of Mary and Jack Ferry.

Frank was a volunteer fireman at Clarendon Volunteer Fire Dept.

Left to cherish his memory loving parents, Jack Eugene and Mary Louise Menard Ferry of Warren, PA., maternal grandmother – Minnie M. Siliano Menard of Warren, PA., son, Dylan Michael Skidmore of Pittsburgh, PA., daughter – Jerdine Farren of Warren, PA., sister, Lori Ann Whippo and husband, Shelby of Virginia Beach, VA., brothers – Scott Alan Skidmore and wife, Carrie of Warren, PA., Jack Eugene Ferry and wife, Carla of Sheffield, PA., John Henry Matha of Warren, PA., Ken Eugene Matha of Tidioute, PA., several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, that he loved very much.

Frank was loved by all and will be missed.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department. 

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Car Into Pole Near Whitesville

Car Into Pole Near Whitesville
At 3:56 PM on Friday, Whitesville Fire Rescue and Independence Rescue have been dispatched to the area of 902 Rt. 248 East for a car into a pole crash.

Workshop Aimed at Protecting Children,

Workshop Aimed at Protecting Children,
Caregivers Urged to Attend

DuBOIS - Penn State DuBois, in collaboration with Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Pennsylvania Coalition against Rape (PCAR), will host a free workshop for parents, teachers, and caregivers, which will provide information and tactics for protecting children from abuse. Darkness to Light Stewards of Children is slated for 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, in Room 209 of the DEF Building at Penn State DuBois.

A program from the Penn State Cares series, this workshop is open to anyone who would like to learn more about child and teen internet use, sexting, and how to protect children from sexual predators. It will also offer strategies for identifying warning signs and dealing with problems related to such activities. So far, over 3,000 people in Centre County alone have participated in this program.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet Penn State Athletes who will be on hand to represent the Penn State Athletes Take Action program. Light refreshments will be served.

To make this program possible, Penn State DuBois and the Cooperative Extension have partnered with the Centre County Women's Resource Center and Passages, member organizations of PCAR.

To register for Darkness to Light Stewards of Children contact Rebecca at 814-375-4772 or

Register for Cameron County Card Tournament

Register for Cameron County Card Tournament

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will host a Shoot the Moon/Cinch Tournament on Saturday September 28. The tournament will be held at the Emporium Moose Club starting at 2pm.

The tournament is patterned after the popular monthly tournaments held at Sacred Heart Parish Center in St Marys using Shoot the Moon Rules. Each game consists of 8 hands, and 9 games will be played. At the end of the tournament individual players with the most earned points will receive prize money.

Food and beverages will be available to benefit the Emporium Moose Club. The tournament will be played in a non-smoking environment. It is open to both Moose and non-members. The general public is also invited to watch the tournament.

The fee is $10.00 per player. Advance registration is required. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will accept registrations in person or by phone 814-486-4314. The deadline to register is Friday September 27 at noon.

2013 Potter County Charity Horse Show

Dorothy M. “Dot” Bailey 
“beloved mother and grandmother”

Dorothy M. “Dot” Bailey, 87, of Shinglehouse, passed from this life to life everlasting with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in Wellsville Manor, Wellsville, NY, after a long illness.

Born September 14, 1925 in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Howard A. and Bernice Kinney Gardner, her mother having died when Dorothy was just 3 years old. On April 16, 1944 in Shinglehouse, she married Laurence R. “Bunk” Bailey, who passed away on September 17, 2008.

She was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1943, where she was active in the band and chorus.

Mrs. Bailey had been employed as a telephone operator for the former Oswayo River Telephone Company in Shinglehouse, as a bookkeeper/teller for the former First National Bank in Shinglehouse for 10 years, and in the payroll department at the former American Olean Tile Company. She also taught piano for 20 years.

Mrs. Bailey was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse where she served on several boards, and as a Sunday school and Bible school teacher and guild leader. She sang in the choir for 68 years and was an organist for 35 years. She used her sewing talents to help make curtains for the choir loft and baptistry, and collars for the choir robes. 

She was an active member of the Oswayo Valley Historical Society. She was a tenor with the “Sweet Adelines” and in a barbershop quartet, the “Mountain Echoes”. Dorothy sang in the Passion Play Chorus at the Coudersport Consistory several times. She played and sang for many weddings and funerals, as well as at nursing homes. 

She was a former member of the Coudersport Country Club. Being a talented seamstress, she made clothing for her family and others, including bridesmaids’ dresses. She learned and loved to quilt and was instrumental in starting the Piece Makers Quilting Club, which continues today. 

Her most successful career was wife and mother. She excelled at making a loving home for her family. She set a wonderful example of compassion, being always ready with a pie or rice pudding to anyone going through a trial.

In answer to many questions from her family, Dorothy wrote a book of her own story in 2001. She called her life “inconsequential, but unique”, but she made a lasting, wonderful impact on many lives.

Surviving are two sons, Laurence R. “Larry” Bailey, Jr. of Galeton and Timothy J. (Julie) Bailey of Olean, NY; a daughter, Lyn A. (James) King of Ceres; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bailey was predeceased by a sister, Mildred G. Ellis; and a daughter-in-law, JoAnn C. Bailey.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; the Oswayo Valley Historical Society, PO Box 699, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Dot, please visit

Welcoming Della Penny Ruppert who was born on August 25th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Girl!!

Jennifer (West) and Jason Ruppert from Galeton, Pa are pleased to announce the arrival of Della Penny Ruppert who was born on August 25th at Cole Memorial. Della weighed 7lbs. and 3 ounces.  She joins her sister Raeley.

Maternal Grandparents: Jim West of Galeton, Pa; the late Penny West.   

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Donna West of Galeton, Pa; Robert & Alice Geiser of Galeton, Pa.

Paternal Grandparents: Mark & Kathy Ruppert of Wellsboro, Pa.     

Liberty Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident

Liberty Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident
At 2:24 PM on Friday, Liberty has been dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Rt. 414 east of Liberty.



Eighty-six applicants to be chosen for coveted Pennsylvania elk licenses.

Long associated with misfortune, Friday the 13th figures this year to rank among the luckiest of days for dozens of Pennsylvania hunters.

Pennsylvania’s annual public drawing for elk-hunting licenses is scheduled to be held on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg. As a result of the drawing, 86 hunters will be selected to purchase a coveted license for the state’s 2013 elk hunt.

“There always are so many people who want to take part in our elk hunt, and so many fewer licenses available, that all whose names are drawn truly can consider themselves lucky,” Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said. “You can bet, too, that the hunters selected for a 2013 elk license will have a whole different opinion of Friday the 13th from here on out.”

Of course, there’s a flipside.

Each year, tens of thousands of hunters pay the $10.70 application fee for a chance to be selected for an elk license. And even though the Game Commission this year continued a trend of increasing the number of elk licenses to be allocated, the fact remains that most who apply will not be selected. Still, every hunter who entered the drawing this year and is not selected, increases his or her chances of being selected next year by earning a preference point.

Preference points are awarded to hunters for every year they enter the elk hunt drawing. A hunter with three preference points and an active application would have four chances to be selected in the drawing.

The live drawing for elk licenses generates a lot of excitement. And for those who want to see the selection process, but who can’t make it to the Harrisburg headquarters to do so, the 10 a.m. drawing will be shown live on the Game Commission’s website,

Those visiting the website on the morning of the drawing can click on the “Live Elk Drawing” icon to watch.

All hunters selected to purchase a license will be notified by mail of the opportunity. All applicants for a license also can check online to see if they’ve been selected, but the results won’t be available immediately.

By Sept. 20, however, the status of all elk-license applications is expected to be updated on the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS).

The application period to enter this year’s elk-license drawing ended Aug. 25.

Presently, all hunters who have applied for an elk license can check PALS and see the status for their application listed as “Pending.” When the database is updated following the drawing, those selected for an elk license will see the status changed to “Awarded.” The listing also will show whether the license is for an antlered or antlerless elk, and shows the Elk Hunt Zone in which the license is valid.

Applicants who are not selected for an elk license will see their status changed to “Unsuccessful.”

To access PALS, go to the Game Commission’s website and click on the blue box titled “Buy a License” in the upper right corner of the homepage.

From there, select the “purchase license” option at the top of the page, enter your identifying information, and at the next screen, select “Check on the status of an Antlerless Deer or Elk Application.”

About 23,000 hunters have applied this year for a chance at an elk license. The first 26 applicants selected at the drawing will be for the antlered elk licenses available. Applicants then will be selected for antlerless licenses.

Those selected by drawing must purchase an elk license to hunt. License fees are $25 for residents and $250 for nonresidents. Each elk hunter also must have a valid Pennsylvania general hunting license.

Roe said while the elk drawing always is much-anticipated, this year it gives tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians something to look forward to on a day when cynics might tell you it’s best to stay in bed.

“I wish each and every applicant the best of luck,” Roe said.

Local American Red Cross Urges Households To Prepare for Unexpected Emergencies

Local American Red Cross Urges Households
To Prepare for Unexpected Emergencies

To Recognize National Preparedness Month, Organization Urges Local Residents to Take the First Step of Developing an Emergency Plan for the Entire Family

BRADFORD, Pa. — Disasters can strike quickly and often without warning. September is National Preparedness Month. To recognize this special time, the American Red Cross serving McKean and Potter counties encourages all households to get ready for the next emergency or disaster.

“Having a game plan in place is essential for all households so everyone knows what they should do when an emergency occurs,” said Jason Bange, executive director of the local Red Cross. “National Preparedness Month is a perfect time for area residents to create or update their plan.”

In an effort to bring preparedness information to local youth, the Red Cross will be working with school districts and organizations to provide fun, educational presentations by beloved mascot, Scrubby Bear. To schedule a presentation, contact the local Red Cross at 814-368-6197.

In an effort to further prepare local residents, the Red Cross will host health and safety courses throughout the month of September. The following courses will take place at the local chapter office, located at 302 Congress St. in Bradford.

• Thursday, Sept. 19; 9 a.m. to noon; Adult CPR/AED; $70
• Thursday, Sept. 19; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED; $110

MAKE A PLAN It is important that everyone in the household helps put the emergency plan together and knows what they should do if something occurs. Household members may not be together when a disaster happens – during the day many people are at work and school. The plan should include ways to contact one another and two predetermined places to meet – one near the home in case of a sudden emergency like a fire, and one outside the neighborhood in case circumstances prevent people from returning home. People should also identify an emergency contact person from outside the area in case local telephone lines are overloaded or out of service.

Any emergency plan should also include decisions about where family members will go if ordered to evacuate and what route they will take to get there. It is a good idea to include alternate routes in case roads are closed. If pets are part of the household, make sure to include plans for them such as pet-friendly hotels and animal shelters along the evacuation route.

RED CROSS APPS The Red Cross has free mobile apps that provide information on what to do before, during and after emergencies including developing an emergency plan.

“People can use the ‘Make a Plan’ feature in the apps to create their plan and then share it with their loved ones,” Bange said. “The preloaded content in the apps gives people access to vital information to use during emergencies, even if they can’t connect to the internet.”

The apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross.

OTHER WAYS TO GET READY Another step to get one’s household ready is to build an emergency kit in a container that is easy to carry so the family can use it at home or take it with them if asked to evacuate. It should contain a three-day supply of water (one gallon, per person, per day), nonperishable food, a flashlight, battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, a 7-day supply of medications, a multi-purpose tool, sanitation and personal hygiene items and copies of important personal documents. The Red Cross also recommends having at least two weeks worth of emergency supplies at home.

Everyone also needs to stay informed about what types of disasters are most likely to occur where they live or where they plan to visit. It is also important to take a First Aid and CPR/AED course—a vital component of disaster preparedness in case emergency help is delayed.

For more information on how to prepare for emergencies, people can visit or contact the McKean-Potter Chapter at 814-368-6197.

Another way people can help ensure their community is ready for a disaster is to give blood. When an emergency occurs, it is the blood already on the shelves that is available to help patients who need it. Thousands of blood donations are needed every day for patients who need blood to help in their battle back to health. If someone would like to give blood, they must be at least 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in general good health. Donors should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID with them. Some states allow 16-year-olds to give with parental consent.

To schedule a donation time or to get more information about giving blood, people can go to or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Pamela Worden, 66, Smethport, PA

Pamela Worden, 66, Smethport, PA, passed away Aug. 14, 2013 at her daughter’s residence in Charlotte, NC after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Nov. 16, 1946, in Kane, PA, a daughter of the late Lyle and Edna Greeley Cook.

She graduated from Smethport Area High School in 1964 and retired from General Motors, Rochester, NY in 2002.

Surviving are her daughter, Dawn (Erik) Schudt of Charlotte, NC, her son, Christopher (Pam) Worden of Germany, a sister, Patricia (Michael) Fay of Smethport, a brother, James Cook of Hattiesburg, MS, a sister-in-law, Phyllis Cook of Rochester, NY, 11 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Cook.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 10 A.M., at St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, PA. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Potter County Farmers' Market Today In Coudersport Starting At 1:00 PM

The Potter County Farmers' Market will open today (Friday) at 1:00 p.m. New vendors/growers have been welcomed in the past couple of weeks and today Marilyn Erickson, maker of wooden walking sticks handcrafted from local wood, will join the group.

Temperatures dipped into the low 30s last night and this early frost may influence what will be available in the coming weeks at your local Farmers' Market so come this week and enjoy freshly-picked produce including:

Miles Farm Produce: Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, squash, green beans, spinach, salad greens and cucumbers.

Wooleylot Farm: Garlic, fingerling potatoes, shallots.

Metzger Heritage Organic Farm: Heirloom tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, Swiss chard, beets, gourmet potatoes – white, yellow, red and blue plus 2 varieties of russets. Also featuring hand-made origami earrings crafted by Jennifer Gross.

Card Creek Trading Post: Selection of baked goods including Artisan breads and biscotti; preserves and pickles. Card Creek Trading Post is also a dealer for wood stoves.

Fitzgeralds Family Farm: Preserves and jams, honey, maple syrup.

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.

Schedule Posted For Saturday's Ulysses Fall Festival

The Ulysses Fall Festival is 
SATURDAY, Sept 7.  
We will be having a homemade Chili contest, Homemade Bread contest, a Scarecrow contest (judging Friday Sept 6 announced Saturday), Homegrown Veggie Contest, Hacky Sack Contest, Chicken BBQ's, Games, Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Games and much, much More.

If you are interested in setting up a spot or going in our parade there is still time to get signed up. Contact us at 848-9782.

Ulysses Fall Festival Schedule of Events

7am-9am—Pancake Breakfast. First Baptist Church (Church St.)

9am--Opening Ceremony (Main St.)

9:15am—Pet Parade Registration with parade to follow (Main St.)

10am—Queen and Her Court Announced (Main St.)

10:15am—Children’s Parade Registration with parade to follow (Main St.)

10:30am—Chalk Drawing/Cake Walk (Main St.)

10:45am—Home Grown Vegetable Contest registration with Judging to follow (Main St.)

11am—Men and Women’s Homemade Chili and Homemade Bread Contest registration with Judging to follow (Borough Office—Main St.)

11am-12pm—Hacky Sack Contest (Main St.)

12pm—Bicycle Parade Registration at the Free Methodist Church parking Lot with parade to follow

1pm—Previous Citizens of the Year Announced with announcement of 2013 Citizen of the Year to Follow

1:30pm—Winners of Morning Events Announced winner of the Scarecrow Contest

2pm—Main Parade with Floats, Marching Units, etc. (Main St.)

3:30pm—Barbershop Quartet to perform
Name: “Revised Arrangement

4pm—Lawn Mower Race (Main St.)

9-6-13 Recalls

09/05/2013 03:04 PM EDT

Medaus Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling certain sterile compounded consumer products (see table) due to our inability to confirm that the quality control testing performed on these specific lots by an independent, third party laboratory was conducted in a manner consistent with the highest standards of excellence we demand from ourselves and on behalf of our patients. Though Medaus received test results indicating that these lots met all safety standards, they are being recalled because the independent testing lab’s sterility testing practices as applied to these lots indicate that the product’s sterility cannot be confirmed.
09/05/2013 05:01 PM EDT

Cains Foods is recalling 2,273 six-pack cases of 16 oz. Olde Cape Cod Chipotle Ranch dressing with a "Best By" date of Nov. 30, 2014 because it may contain undeclared milk and egg. People who have allergies to milk and egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume products containing these ingredients.

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, September 06, 2013 The latest news from the State Capitol

Potter County Senior Citizens Expo Oct. 11

Please join me for the 11th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roulette Fire Hall.

Dozens of state, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions about issues such as health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, personal safety and more. Health screenings will also be offered. This is a great opportunity for senior citizens and caregivers to access a wealth of information in one place. We will also serve lunch and offer door prizes.

For more information, contact my Coudersport office at (814) 274-9769. I look forward to seeing you at the expo! 

Fall Newsletter Hot Off the Press!

Check out the fall newsletter now available at my website. In it, you may read about the 2013-14 state budget, a package of child protection legislation, higher education assistance funding, hunting and fishing news, and more. I hope
you find the newsletter informative and welcome your feedback.  

Happy Anniversary

Congratulations to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding this week. As a proud alumnus, I was honored to take part in the celebration by presenting a resolution, unanimously adopted in the state House earlier this year, which recognizes the university’s achievements. Best wishes for another 50 years of success! 

New Law Gives Crime Victims a Voice

A new law that gives victims of crime in Pennsylvania a voice in the parole process of inmates has recently taken effect.

Act 14 of 2013 makes it clear that a crime victim or representative for the victim may appear personally before the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and provide testimony related to an inmate’s application for parole.

Victims or their representatives also may choose to appear through video conference rather than by telephone if the board has that capability. In addition, the law also will protect victims against potential retaliation by criminals by keeping the testimony confidential.

This new law plays an important role in protecting the rights of crime victims.  

Additional Home Heating Assistance Available to Qualified LIHEAP Recipients

The Department of Public Welfare announced this week that extra financial help will be provided to Pennsylvanians who received crisis grants through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, during the 2012-13 heating season.

LIHEAP provides grants to eligible low-income households to pay for home heating fuel. In the 2012-13 heating season, crisis grants were approved for more than 122,000 households, 76 percent of which contain a person who is disabled, age 60 or older, or has a child under five years old. Each of these households will now receive the $200 supplemental cash grant.

The Department of Public Welfare is sending letters to the consumers this week that will receive an additional $200 grant payment in early September. The 2013-14 LIHEAP season is scheduled to begin Nov. 4, 2013.  

Ambulance For Assault Victim

 Ambulance For Assault Victim
At 1:55 AM on Friday, Bradford EMS has been called to area of the the Lighter Side for an assault victim.

Splash Run Saturday At Northern Potter High School/Registration Starts At 9 AM

Think About It

Preference vs. Conviction

Growing up I can remember being told to turn off the water when I was brushing my teeth, so it wasn’t surprising that when I had children, I told them the same thing. Squeezing the tube from the end and not the middle, and a host of other do’s and don’ts were constant reminders in each of our homes growing up. The consequence of this is that we all grew up with a written internal code of what was right and what was wrong and we’ve passed that on to our children as well. When my children were in their teen years I would find them listening to country music, which I despised. I can remember telling my oldest that she shouldn’t listen to such music, but when she asked why, I couldn’t come up with a good reason. After some soul searching I realized that what I was saying was only what I had been told by my mother. In reality I had no real opinion about country music, I only repeated what I heard.

My point in all of this is that we often have many preferences that we hold to with strong conviction, but in reality they are only preferences. How you fold the laundry, mow the lawn, roll on paint, vacuum the floor, or make the bed can all have our individual preferences, but some carry them as strong convictions and can really get down on others who don’t do it their way. A number of years ago my wife and I got into some serious arguments because of our preferences that we held to as convictions. It wasn’t until we realized that we were dealing with preferences that we started to move forward. The problem is, we often will have a hard time excepting someone else’s preference as being equal to our own. But to move forward, we must.

Galatians 6:5-6 talks about being responsible for ourselves. Some translations say that we are to carry our own burdens and not put them upon others. That’s the difference between preferences and convictions. Preferences, which we often carry as convictions, are ours alone. They maybe true to us, but they are not true for everyone. Living with this in mind can help to bring harmony and peace into our lives and the lives of others. Think about it.



Kane Woman To Be Cited For DUI

Bradford Responding To MVA

Bradford Responding To MVA
At 1:02 AM on Friday, Bradford Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 301 Jackson Avenue for a report of an MVA. Unknown if injuries.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ulysses to hold annual "Fall Festival" on Saturday, September 7th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Come One Come All!  
Ulysses will hold it's annual "Fall Festival" on Saturday, September 7th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. 

Food, fun and games is the overall theme! There is something for everyone! 

Activities include a scarecrow contest, chalk drawing contest, a cake walk, a parade, a pet parade, a bicycle parade and a lawnmower race. The crowning of Miss Ulysses and Jr. Miss Ulysses will add to the excitement.

The Ulysses Citizen of the Year will be awarded. 

You can enter the Chili or Homemade Bread Contests.(Men & Women's Divisions). 

Hotdogs and a bake sale will be provided by the Boy Scouts. There will be other fantastic food vendors. Lori's Lollipops will provide over 70 flavors for purchase. 

Northern Potter's Headwaters FFA will be hosting a petting zoo. There will be games including Frog Pond and crafts for sale. Pony rides will be provided by Silver Bits 4-H Horse and Pony Club. 

Come to Ulysses and enjoy the fun!

Junior High Football Action Coudersport 24, Port Allegany 0

Junior High Football Action

Coudersport 24, Port Allegany 0

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Frost Advisory issued September 05 at 8:27PM EDT until September 06 at 8: 00AM EDT by NWS

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Donald W. Morrison, 72, of Bradford, PA

Donald W. Morrison, 72, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

He was born on March 27, 1941 in Hackensack, NJ, a son of Leah Hicks Morrison and the late Robert G. Morrison.

He was a 1959 graduate of the Ramsey High School, Ramsey, NJ.

He was a United States Navy Veteran who served aboard the U.S.S. Du Pont and the U.S.S. Canberra.

In addition to his mother, Leah Morrison, Jackson, NJ, he is also survived by one son, Gregory Morrison, Ormsby, one daughter, Michele Hoover, Bradford, two brothers, Robert Morrison, Jack Morrison, both of Saddle Brook, NJ, one sister, Gloria (James) Glassman, Indialantic, FL, one granddaughter, Kelsey Hoover, Bradford, longtime companion, Jan Hulings, Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and one niece.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. at which time a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Benefit for Mike Ventresca Friday, Saturday & Sunday At Moes Bar & Grill

Mike Ventresca
When: September 6th, 7th, & 8th
Noon- 2 a.m.
Where: Moe’s Bar & Grill

Mike Ventresca (A.K.A- Beef) has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer. He will be traveling back and forth between Pittsburgh and home for chemotherapy. He will undergo surgery at a later date.

Friday: DJ Bill Emerson – Jello Shots
Saturday: A collection of bands including the first appearance of Just Another Distraction!
Sunday: Selling pulled pork bbq dinners with a HUGE raffle of donated items.

Any Questions can be directed to Laura Fillhart: 814/558-7553

Monetary donations go directly into Mike’s mother, Carolyn’s personal account.

Coudersport Ambulance To Elk Street

At 6:35 PM on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to Elk Street for a medical emergency.

Tree House On Fire In Alfred

Tree House On Fire In Alfred
At 6:29 PM on Thursday, Alfred Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a tree house fire off of Maternity Row at the hairpin. Caller said the treehouse is accessible only by foot.

Police Investigating Theft Of Prescription Medications On Hansen Hollow

Trooper Salas of the Coudersport PSP Station says the investigation is continuing of a theft of prescription medication from the home of Everett Shaver at 133 Hanson Hollow Road, Port Allegany, PA, between August 18 and September 2 by a known female is a suspect.

Burglars Steal Guns And All Copper Piping From Inside Of Camp

Burglars Steal Guns And All Copper Piping
Unknown burglars forced their way into a camp located on Cowburn Road in Ulysses Township, Potter County, and removed items including three guns, and all the copper piping from the inside of the house, along with a small metal tool shed and a cast iron metal holding tank from the property.

Trooper Timothy Mix said the camp is owned by Paula Timpanaro Muller of Hockessin, Delaware. Anyone with any information is asked to contact him at PSP Coudersport. Phone 814-274-8690.

EMS Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Randolph Road Near Alfred

EMS Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Randolph Road Near Alfred
At 5:47 PM on Thursday, Alfred Ambulance has been dispatched to a rollover crash on the Randolph Road with 3 persons reported to be injured. Mercyflight is on ground standby if needed.
A second ambulance was requested to the scene.

Successful Benefit Auction at Penn-York Camp

Successful Benefit Auction at Penn-York Camp

Hundreds of people participated in the 32nd annual Penn-York Camp benefit auction last Saturday. The event included breakfast, chicken BBQ, flea market, farmers market, pies and goodies from the ladies auxiliary, pool time, zip line and water slide and of course the celebrated auction. With many generous donors and Phil Kinney as auctioneer it was a great event! All of the proceeds help support PYC and the children that participate in their programs each year.