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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Memorial Service Sunday For Russell Hofer Jr. At Austin Area School

RUSSELL HOFER, Jr., 84
Former Austin School Superintendent


WINTER HAVEN - Mr. Russell Hofer, Jr., age 84, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday (Sept. 7, 2010).

Born July 14, 1926, in Montoursville, PA, Russell served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a school superintendent in education and was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Mr. Hofer was preceded in death by his wife Josephine J. Hofer and son Mark Russell Hofer. He is survived by his daughter Karen Hofer, Winter Haven, sister Martha Jean Kremser, PA.

Memorial Mass was Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Winter Haven.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 17th at 12:30 PM at the Austin Area School to honor the memory of Mr. Hofer. Everyone is invited to attend.

Found on Ayers Hill Road


Found on Ayers Hill Road near the Snowman Farm, a large grey-striped tiger cat wearing a red collar with a red bell. Very friendly and obviously comes from a good home.

Owner has been found.

We are missing our long haired white male cat..

We are missing our long haired white male cat...He has one blue eye and one green eye...We miss him dearly and would love to have him back...He was last seen at the trailer park on Railroad Ave. in Roulette...
OUR ISIS WAS RETURNED TO US TONIGHT...THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!!!!!

Rick and Cyndee Smith of Port Allegany host NCFLA woodswalk

Rick and Cyndee Smith of Port Allegany host NCFLA woodswalk
The North Central Landowners Association (NCFLA), whose purpose is to provide information, exchange of ideas, and to educate its members and others about the methods and benefits of proper forest management, held a woodswalk at the Rick and Cyndee Smith tree-farm on Sunday, September 26, from 1 to 4 PM. Some of the subjects covered were: garden ponds, spring development, game cameras, wildlife, fruit tree growing and pruning and hardwood tree planting.

Rick Smith started with a brief introduction of his background and to how he obtained his forest land.

He then discussed how the spring that supplies both his house and his pond was developed. Rick and Cyndee described how the pond was constructed, how the water is supplied and recirculated. Also included in the discussion were: plumbing details, pond maintenance, and the fish in the pond. Cyndee talked about the flowers and other plantings around the circumference of the pond.

Rick showed his collections of game cameras, explained their capabilities and how he uses them. He also gave useful information on their reliability, cost and important features. Rick then discussed the construction of his clever, home made “stump” and how he uses it to conceal game cameras. After the discussion of the cameras themselves, he then showed a fascinating film strip that combined some of his favorite movies that he took over the past 2-3 years. This movie included bears, turkeys deer, coyotes, porcupines and raccoons.

The apple orchard tour demonstrated Rick's hard won experiences with the planting and pruning of apple trees and using an electrified fence to protect the trees from wildlife. He also showed the spraying equipment techniques that he uses to protect the trees from insects and diseases.

The attendees were then transported by utility all terrain vehicles, supplied by various members of the NCFLA, to Rick's hardwood tree planting. Here, the tree's health were discussed and different methods of protecting trees from wildlife were presented. Rick professed the belief that the size of the planting hole was the most important factor in growing healthy trees. To this end, he adroitly demonstrated the use of an auger to dig a hole to plant trees and explained the use of good soils to promote healthy tree growth.

At the end of the presentations and demonstrations, Rick and Cyndee Smith served a delicious meal of meatball sandwiches, vegetables, chips and lots of cookies.

Any one interested learning more about the NCFLA and its activities or joining the NCFLA can contact Verda Knowlton at 814-544-7375, Tim Pierson at 814-887-5613 or visiting the NCFLA website at www.orgsites.com/pa/ncfla.

C & N Bank Announces Financial Results

Wellsboro, PA - Citizens & Northern Corporation (C&N) announced its unaudited, consolidated financial results for the third quarter 2010 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.

In the third quarter 2010, net income available to common shareholders was $4,135,000, or $0.34 per share – basic and diluted. Third quarter earnings per share was reduced by $607,000, or $0.05 per share, for accelerated discount accretion related to C&N’s repayment of the preferred stock that had been sold to the U.S. Treasury Department under the TARP Capital Purchase Program. Net income available to common shareholders was $4,497,000, or $0.37 per share - basic and diluted in the second quarter 2010 and the net loss was $28,194,000, or $3.17 per share in the third quarter 2009. Pre-tax realized gains from available-for-sale securities totaled $388,000 in the third quarter 2010 and $319,000 in the second quarter 2010, while third quarter 2009 results were significantly impacted by pre-tax realized losses from securities totaling $47,848,000. More...

PennDOT Implores Teen Drivers to Focus Only on Safe Driving

PennDOT Implores Teen Drivers to Focus Only on Safe Driving
Parents Reminded to Set Good Driving Example, Talk with Teens

Harrisburg — PennDOT urges teen drivers to avoid deadly distractions – such texting and talking on cell phones – and reminds parents of young drivers to always set a good example by driving safely.

Governor Edward G. Rendell proclaimed Oct. 17-23 as Teen Driver Safety Week to coincide with the national observance.

“Driving – not chatting on the phone, texting, eating or doing something else – must be your primary focus at all times when you’re behind the wheel. Safely operating a vehicle requires complex evaluations, split-second decisions and intricate maneuvers,” said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. “Because of these complexities, it is important for young, inexperienced drivers to focus their full attention on safe driving behaviors and remember driving is a privilege, not a right.”

From 2005 to 2009, there were 121,845 crashes involving at least one 16- to 19-year-old driver in Pennsylvania, resulting in 1,011 fatalities. Fifty-two percent of those crashes were the result of the teen driver driving too fast for conditions, driver inexperience, driver distraction and improper/careless turning.

The risk of a crash involving any of these factors can be reduced through practice, limiting the number of passengers riding with a teen driver, parents setting a good example for the teen driver, obeying all rules of the road and exercising common sense.

With this in mind, PennDOT offers the following safety tips to teen drivers:

• Always wear your seat belt.
• Never drink and drive at any age; drinking under the age of 21 is illegal.
• Avoid distractions behind the wheel, such as talking or texting on your cell phone, adjusting the radio, combing hair or applying makeup, and eating.
• Obey the speed limit; driving too fast gives you less time to react.
• Adjust radio/climate controls before beginning your trip, have your passenger adjust the controls for you or adjust the controls when stopped.
• Plan ahead – know where you are going and get directions.
• Leave early and give yourself plenty of time to get there.
• Expect the unexpected.

PennDOT also reminds parents that adult supervision is a critical component of keeping teen drivers safe on the roads, as parents are in the best position to assess the teen driver’s knowledge, skills and maturity. While this may be a focus when the teen driver has a learner’s permit, this responsibility continues even after the teen driver becomes licensed. Parents should:

• Talk to your teen about safe driving skills before they turn 16.
• Establish a parent/teen driving contract.
• Limit the number of passengers your teen is allowed to have in their vehicle.
• Limit dawn, dusk and nighttime driving until your teen gathers more experience, and enforce a curfew. Remember, Pennsylvania law prohibits 16- and 17-year-old drivers with a junior driver’s license from driving between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
• Gradually increase the amount of time/distance your teen is allowed to drive.
• Encourage your teen to avoid distractions behind the wheel, such as talking or texting on the cell phone.
• Enforce observance of speed limits and other rules of the road.
• Ride with your teen occasionally to monitor driving skills.
• Set a good example.

For more information on young driver safety, visit PennDOT’s highway safety website, www.DriveSafePA.org and select the “Young Driver” link under the Traffic Safety Information Center.

Local High School Journalists Among Award Winners

Communications Day speaker MaryLynn Ryan is presented an Award of Excellence from Lee Coppola, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University.

High school journalists earn awards at St. Bonaventure University’s Communications Day 2010

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — High school students from across Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania were honored Friday (Oct. 15, 2010) at St. Bonaventure University’s Communications Day, an annual celebration of high school journalism hosted by the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Buffalo City Honors School received the Buffalo News’ Bertram Freed Memorial Award for overall excellence.

More than 250 students from 16 high schools attended. Workshops in social media, radio, TV, newswriting and yearbooks filled the students’ morning before an afternoon keynote address given by MaryLynn Ryan, bureau chief of the Southeast region for CNN/U.S. Following her talk, Ryan was presented the Russell J. Jandoli Memorial Award of Excellence “for demonstrating courage in journalism and encouragement of youth.”

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication also took the occasion to add a member to its Wall of Distinguished Graduates – a series of plaques permanently displayed in the John J. Murphy Professional Building on campus. The wall pays tribute to journalism and mass communication graduates who have been recognized for outstanding contributions that reflect admirably on the school and university.

Carol A. Schumacher, vice president of investor relations at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and a 1978 St. Bonaventure alumna, became the school’s 15th distinguished graduate to be honored with a plaque on the wall.

Schumacher joined Wal-Mart in October 2004, serving as vice president of corporate affairs for a year before taking her current position. She manages and oversees the company’s global communications with the investment community, financial media and Walmart associates. She is the company’s primary spokesperson to analysts and investors around the world.

Schumacher is a past president of the National Alumni Board for St. Bonaventure and completed a two-year term on the university’s Board of Trustees. She was named Alumna of the Year in 1998.

She attended Friday’s ceremony with her husband, Bob Kelly, and their son Garrett.

The following schools participated in Communications Day: Brocton Central High School, Buffalo City Honors School, Cassadaga Valley Central School, Corry Area High School, Dunkirk Senior High School, Eisenhower High School, Fredonia High School, Kane Area High School, Lake Shore Senior High School, North Collins High School, Orchard Park High School, Oswayo High School, Otto-Eldred High School, Our Lady of Mercy High School, Salamanca High School, and Southwestern High School.

A list of award winners follows:

Adviser of the Year Award
Nancy Main, Cassadaga Valley Central School

Russell J. Jandoli Memorial Award
Angela Smith, Our Lady of Mercy High School

Bertram Freed Memorial Award
Buffalo City Honors School

Newspaper
First (tie): Brocton Review, Brocton High School; and Trapezoid, Brighton High School
Third: Cougar Beat, Cassadaga Valley Central School

News Magazine
First: Spectator, Fredonia High School
Second: Voice, Orchard Park High School
Third: Silent Noise [!], Buffalo City Honors School

Television
First: Warrior Vision Production, Salamanca High School

Yearbook
First: Centralian – Southwestern High School
Second: Folio – Fredonia High School
Third: Hurri-Kane – Kane Area High School

Depth Reporting
First: Christian Deakin, Brocton High School
Second: Nate Aldrich, Fredonia High School
Third (tie): Amrita Singh, Brighton High School; and Jacob Cunningham, Fredonia High School

Entertainment Review
First: Stanford Schor, Brighton High School
Second (tie): Chaz Mancino, Fredonia High School; and Marisa Bartolotta, Buffalo City Honors School

Features
First: Dylan Burns, Buffalo City Honors School
Second: Madeleine Burns, Buffalo City Honors School
Third (tie): Fatima Bawany, Brighton High School; and Dylan Burns, Buffalo City Honors School

Humor
First: Christian Deakin, Brocton High School
Second: Ross DiPronio, Orchard Park High School
Third: Katelyn Stahlman, Brocton High School

News Reporting
First: Megan Borgstom, Brocton High School
Second: Mark Belcher, Brocton High School
Third: Nabiha Ahsan, Brighton Central School

Opinion
First (tie): Josh Weiner, Brighton High School; and Rachel Bialaszewski, Brocton High School
Second: Stanford Schor, Brighton High School
Third: Simone Liano, Brighton High School

Personality Profile
First: James Gilfert, Wellsville High School
Second: Sandy Uwimana, Brighton High School
Third: Katelyn DeChrd, Cassadaga Valley High School

Photojournalism
First: Natasha Boghani, Brighton High School
Second: Lexi Kendall, Brocton Central School
Third: Krystina George, Oswayo Valley High School

Sports Features
First: Mark Belcher, Brocton High School
Second: Hans Glick, Buffalo City Honors School
Third: Chad Mason, Fredonia High School

Sports Reporting
First: Andrea Hurley, Fredonia High School
Second: Talor Wilber, Otto-Eldred High School
Third: Matt Sant-Miller, Brighton High School

Yearbook features
First: Stephanie Salerno, Kane Area High School
Second (tie): Heidi Klaiber, Kane Area High School; and Minh Viet Le, Buffalo City Honors School
Third (tie): Lacey Anderson and Kathryn Bizzak, Kane Area High School

Illustrations
First: Harvest Zhang, Brighton High School
Second: Suzanne Wu, Brighton High School
Third: Nadia Wakabayaski, Brighton High School

Editors note:
Solomon's words for the wise editor, James Jones, was the First Place Winner in the Editorial division in 1958 with an editorial entitled "On Integration" published in the Olean High School newspaper, "The Tel-O-Scope".

In 1958, Communications Day was called Press Day.

The editorial explored the integration of blacks and whites in schools, which resulted in race riots in some of the major cities. It featured quotes from blacks and whites in Greensboro, North Carolina, and how they felt about integration.

It concluded with hope for the youth of our nation to put away prejudices of the past, and embrace feelings of equality for all people, regardless of skin color. A hope that, in most of our country, has been accomplished today.

Let's hope our society can accomplish the same results with other prejudices that are still evident today.
I encourage these future journalists to use their editorial influence to help accomplish those goals.

Delvin "Dick" Yohe, 76, of 1039 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA

Delvin "Dick" Yohe, 76, of 1039 West Washington Street, Bradford, passed away Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born November 23, 1933, in Bells Run, he was a son of John Chester and Zoe Estella (Peoples) Yohe. He attended Bradford schools.

On October 7, 1989 in Bradford he married Trudy (O'Lay) Yohe who survives.

Mr. Yohe was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 66B in Monroeville for many years, and was employed at East Resources as a heavy equipment operator until he retired in 2006.

He was a former member of the Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters: Estella M. "Dolly" (the late William) Plowman of Bradford,
and Christine "Tina" Yohe of Derrick City, one son Dale (Deb) Yohe of Bradford, one step daughter Amy (Rick) Bean, of Duncansville, two step sons: Noel (Deborah) Harris of Chester VA, and David Mayo of Belmont NY, one brother Francis (Mary Jane) Yohe of South Laguna CA, 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, and 7 brothers.

Per Mr. Yohe's request there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 5:00pm on Monday October 18, 2010 in the Asbury United Methodist Church, with Rev. Fred Moore, officiating. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to his wife, Trudy Yohe.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

ANGEL-FOOD ORDERS ARE DUE BY 4PM. MONDAY OCT. 18

ANGEL-FOOD ORDERS ARE DUE BY 4PM. MONDAY OCT. 18
to Coudersport Free Methodist Church, 507 S Main St. Coudersport, Pa. 16915

OR TUESDAY OCT. 19 BY NOON ONLINE www.angelfoodministries.com

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Any donations received through Angel-Food are used to provide food for needy families.

This is NOT a fund-raiser.

October 2010 Menu

October 2010 Menu

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ELDRED Eldred's First Church of God 814-642-7596


GENESEE United Methodist Church 814-228-3411

Reward For Return Of Missing Cat

We are missing our long haired white male cat...He has one blue eye and one green eye...We miss him dearly and would love to have him
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Richard M. Connors, 89, of North Syracuse, NY

Richard M. Connors, 89, of North Syracuse, passed away Friday after a brief illness. Born April 19, 1921 in Erie, PA, he moved to Syracuse in 1968 and retired from the US Postal Service. He is predeceased by his wife, Delores, brothers, William and John and sisters, Edna Weunski and Margaret Matters.

Richard is survived by his seven children, sons, Richard Jr., Robert, James and Michael; daughters, Dortha Jones, Robin (Steven) Hofer and Kelli (Edward)Martino; four sisters, Rose Boyd, Betty Bombash Katherine Counts and Dorothy King; 14 Grandchildren, including Jessica Studer of Coudersport, and Jamie Jones of Wilcox, Shawn Aldrich, Shane Aldrich, and Thajha Hixon, several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Cicero. Burial will follow in the North Syracuse Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 4-7 p.m. at New Comer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St., N. Syracuse.

Contributions can be made to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, One Children’s Circle, Syracuse, NY 13210

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Patriot News Writer Assesses Governor Candidates

Commentary: Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign lacks luster, and debates won't help
Laura Vecsey
Patriot-News
For Dan Onorato, debates against Tom Corbett have been billed as forums where he might shake up the dynamics of this lackluster gubernatorial race.

The two candidates debate twice in the next three days: tonight in Pittsburgh and Monday in Philadelphia. But if the first debate in Hershey last month was any indication, the debates may not do too much to move the needle for Onorato, the Democratic nominee.

During their first meeting Sept. 28, Corbett threw out Winston Churchill quotes and attacked Onorato as Ed Rendell Part II. Then Corbett was promptly whisked out of the Hershey Lodge in what has become a campaign pattern of keeping the Republican nominee away from unscripted interviews.

For all the time and money the Republican establishment has over the years poured into grooming Corbett for this inevitable run, the silver-haired, blue-eyed attorney general out of central casting still can’t be counted on, when pressed for details, to sound like he knows what he’s talking about. More...

Vehicle Fire In Bradford Endangering Commercial Building

Vehicle Fire With Exposure
At 12:05 am on Saturday, Bradford City and Bradford Township Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a vehicle fire next to 60 Kennedy Street in Bradford. The fire is endangering a commercial structure.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Helen N. Shall, 86, of Oswayo, PA

Helen N. Shall
“beloved aunt”


OSWAYO, PA---Helen N. Shall, 86, of Oswayo, died Friday, October 15, 2010 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born September 6, 1924 in Oswayo, she was a daughter of Raphael and Congetta Brenella Shall.

She was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School. She was employed at the former Loblaw’s Grocery Store in Wellsville, NY and later was employed at the former First Trust Union Bank in Wellsville. She retired from Key Bank in Wellsville after many years of service.

She was a life member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse. She enjoyed the outdoors, motorcycling, riding her 4-wheeler, hunting, and gardening. Helen was a very adventurous person.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis V. Shall of Oswayo.

Helen was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Dominic J. Shall, Tony P. Shall and Paul J. Shall; and three sisters, Justina Stearns, Lucille “Cile” Probasco, and Rose M. Wood.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse with Father Chris M. Hamlett, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kinney, PA.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church, PO Box 277, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Whispering Evergreens will host “Mazing For Miracles” on October 16 & 23

Marian Hamilton weighed 1 lb. 4 oz. at birth

Mazing For Miracles

Marshall and Deborah Hamilton were devastated to find out that their daughter Marian would have to be born 12 weeks early due to pregnancy complications.

The couple braced themselves for the worst and hoped for a miracle.

Marian was born at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center weighing a mere 1 pound 4 ounces. She was given a survival rate of about 40%.

While in the NICU Debbie met many families that also had little ones. Derek Morral was born at 28 weeks weighing 1 pound 8 ounces. Today, thanks to the NICU and staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center she and her friend Derek are two and full of life.

The Children’s Miracle Network at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center does so much to support the families and the little babies in the NICU as they grow and develop. The technology that they provide allows many of these sick babies to stay somewhat close to home.

This weekend is your opportunity to have a great time and give to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Whispering Evergreens pumpkin patch and corn maze owned and Operated by Deborah and Marshall Hamilton are hosting two special evening events for families, friends, and groups alike.

On October 16 and October 23 at 8:00pm Whispering Evergreens will host “Mazing For Miracles” corn maze by flashlight. There will also be a bonfire, pumpkins, pumpkin launch, etc. This is a night that you will not want to miss.

Whispering Evergreens is located at 320 Gee Hill Road in Ulysses PA.

Admission to the corn maze is $5.00. Children under 2 are free. Bring a flashlight and a chair to sit at the bonfire.

All proceeds of the event will go to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Chapter of the Children’s Miracle Network. These little pumpkins need us. Any questions call 814-848-7426.

PITT-BRADFORD TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE OCT. 23

PITT-BRADFORD TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE OCT. 23

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold an open house on Oct. 23 for high school students interested in attending Pitt-Bradford and their families.

The event will allow students to learn more about academics, student life, financial aid, scholarship opportunities and the admissions process at Pitt-Bradford.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the information desk in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. At 1 p.m., Dr. Livingston Alexander, president, will welcome guests in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall.

Mark Kelley, director of the sports medicine program and instructor of sport and exercise science, will discuss academic programs with students and parents. A student panel will address any questions or concerns.

Alex Nazemetz, director of admissions, will explain Pitt-Bradford’s admissions process, and the Open House will conclude with campus tours provided by Student Ambassadors at 2:30 p.m. Members of the Admissions staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions.

The $45 application fee will be waived for any prospective students attending the event. Other upcoming admissions events include a First Friday on Nov. 5 and a Saturday information session on Nov. 6.

Registration is appreciated but not required for any of the events. For more information, or to register, contact the Office of Admissions at (814)362-7555 or 1-800-872-1787.

PennDOT Worker Moving Memorial in McKean County through October


Memorial is a reminder of lives lost and to slow down in work zones

Clearfield – PennDOT representatives, joined by the McKean County American Legion Riders Adopt-A-Highway group, welcomed the PennDOT Worker Moving Memorial to McKean County this afternoon. The memorial is set up at the McKean County PennDOT building at 300 Bingham Rd., Cyclone. It will remain in Cyclone through the end of October.

The memorial honors the 82 PennDOT employees who have lost their lives since 1970, while on duty in work zones. The 82nd unit in the memorial was added following the Oct. 1 death of Jack Griffin of Bradford. Griffin was the third PennDOT worker to die on the job this year.

Griffin was working as a flag-person along Route 646 in Foster Township, McKean County, when he was struck by a vehicle. A second PennDOT worker was injured in the crash.

The memorial was created by PennDOT’s District 3 to remember workers who were killed. It also serves as a reminder for motorists to slow down in work zones.

The McKean County American Legion Riders announced that the group is planning a highway pickup Sunday, Oct. 17, in Griffin’s honor.

For everyone’s safety, motorists should keep the following tips in mind when encountering a work zone.
• Drive the posted work-zone speed limit.
• Stay alert and pay close attention to signs and flaggers.
• Turn on your headlights if signs instruct you to do so.
• Maintain a safe distance between vehicles. Don’t tailgate.
• Use four-way flashers when stopped or traveling slowly.
• Avoid distractions and give your full attention to the road.
• Expect the unexpected.
• Be patient.
PennDOT employees are not the only ones out working on the state’s highways and roadways. Motorists could encounter private contractors and utility workers as well as emergency responders such as firefighters, police officers and EMS workers. PennDOT reminds motorists to buckle up and obey the posted speed limit. Before heading out, motorists can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to
check traffic conditions on many Pennsylvania roadways.

Information on work zone safety is available at PennDOT’s website www.DriveSafePA.org by clicking first on the heading for “Traffic Safety Information Center” and then “Work Zone.”

Trees Have Fallen All Over The Area Today

Trees Down Today
At 9:24 pm on Friday, Genesee Fire Dept. is answering a call for a tree down on Riverbed Road in Genesee Township and Hilltop has been dispatched to a tree blocking Route 646.


There have been multiple calls for trees down blocking roadways all afternoon and into the night. Drivers should be very careful to watch for trees in the roadway and be able to stop in time if you encounter one.

Power was knocked out several times momentarily in Roulette today.

Liberty Lodge Benefit Nov. 6

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil Planned Monday

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil Planned Monday

candlelightvigilThe public is encouraged to make a statement against domestic violence during a candlelight vigil to be held Monday, Oct. 18, at the Coudersport Arboretum at 6 pm. It’s sponsored by A Way Out, the organization that provides shelter, counseling and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Purpose of the brief service is to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence, to celebrate the survivors and to honor those whose work to end domestic violence locally and nationally.

Public Meeting Monday To Set Salaries For County Officials

Public Meeting Planned By Commissioners On Salaries

October 6th, 2010

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The Potter County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public meeting for input on county elected officials’ salaries for the 2012-15 term. It will be held at the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport, on Monday, Oct. 18, at 6 pm.

The commissioners will accept public input on the establishment of salaries for the following county offices: sheriff, treasurer, commissioners, register/recorder, prothonotary/clerk of courts, and auditors.

Gas Well Drilling and Your Private Water Supply Workshop

Gas, Water Workshop to Be Held in Galeton

The Penn State School of Forest Resources and Cooperative Extension will hold a seminar entitled "Gas Well Drilling and Your Private Water Supply Workshop" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, at St Bibiana’s Church Social Hall or the Galeton Senior Center in Galeton, PA.

Penn State Water Resources Extension Educator, Jim Clark, will discuss pre-drill water testing by gas companies and voluntary testing by landowners, how to test water quality, reading water test reports, and the use of accredited water labs.

The latter part of the program will be dedicated to discussing research being conducted. Penn State and the Cooperative Extension have received funding from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center to study the potential impacts of Marcellus gas drilling on rural drinking water wells.

Statewide, about 200 private water wells near completed Marcellus gas well sites will be selected for free post-drilling water testing of several water quality parameters. More...

Openings For Homemakers At Cole Manor In Coudersport, PA

COLE MANOR

HOMEMAKERS


Call-in positions exist as Homemakers for the Cole Manor Homemaker program. Cole Manor Homemakers is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania as a Home Care Agency.

As a Homemaker, you must have a current valid PA drivers’ license and working automobile with valid license, inspection and insurance available during all working hours. This position may require driving to any part of our Potter County service area.

You must be available to work any of the assigned shifts which may include week-ends and holidays. Afternoon and evening hours are especially needed.

As a Homemaker, you would be responsible to perform light housekeeping and laundry services, assist clients with personal care activities, (e.g. full, partial, or bed bath in accordance with client condition, shampooing, etc.).

Candidate must be a high school graduate, be certified in the State of Pennsylvania as a nurses aide, or a GED is required. Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability and knowledge to assist the elderly with proper home sanitation and personal care techniques.

Interested applicants must apply in person in the Human Resources Office at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. For more information, please call 814- 274-5431.

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Positions Available At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA

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Position Available At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital In Coudersport, PA

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Damien A. Hadsell of Weedville, a former resident of Bolivar, NY


WEEDVILLE, PA - Damien A. Hadsell of Weedville, a former resident of Bolivar, NY, died unexpectedly Monday (Oct. 11, 2010).

He was born Nov. 15, 1994, in Wellsville, NY.

Damien moved from Bolivar to the Bennett's Valley area 1 1/2 years ago and was a sophomore attending St. Marys High School.

He enjoyed writing music under the pen name Damz.

Surviving are his parents, David and Teresa Lewis Gray of Weedville, a sister, Chelsea Lewis of Bolivar; two stepbrothers, Joel Hadsell and Zachary Hadsell of North Carolina; two half brothers, Dustin Layman and Nathanial Rose of North Carolina; maternal grandmother, Sandra Denning Lewis of Bolivar; and paternal grandparents, Tom and Mary Layman of Belmont, NY.

He was predeceased by his father, Larry Hadsell; and maternal grandfather, George Lewis.

Friends are invited to call at Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home in Penfield on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.; and at J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsville, on Saturday (Oct. 16, 2010) from noon to 2 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. David Herne will officiate.

Reber Seeks Rotary Support for Locally-Based Blood Banks

Reber Seeks Rotary Support for Locally-Based Blood Banks

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Rotary Vice-President, Melissa Gee, (RIGHT) thanks Wendy Reber, Outreach Coordinator of the Community Blood Bank, (LEFT) for Wendy's recent presentation to the Coudersport Rotary Club regarding the need to maintain local blood supplies.


Wendy Reber, Outreach Coordinator of the Community Blood Bank, performed a presentation to the Coudersport Rotary Club last week, asking the Club to support the community-based blood supply efforts of the Community Blood Bank. According to Reber, “As a community, we shouldn’t rely solely on international blood banks for our supplies when we are capable of maintaining an ongoing ‘local’ supply of blood products provided by our own residents to be used by our community’s medical care providers.”

Reber added that one pint of blood can save 3 to 4 lives, however merely 37% of Americans are eligible to give blood and only 5% of those actually do donate. People can donate up to 6 times per year; however those donating red cells (blood product) can do so every 112 days. The shelf life of blood/blood products is 5 weeks, and therefore ongoing blood drives remain vital to maintaining the necessary supplies.

The Charles Cole Memorial Hospital alone received 577 units of blood/blood products from the Community Blood Bank in 2009, and has already utilized an additional 425 units so far this year, according to Jennifer Rossman, the Community Outreach Coordinator for Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. “In fact the Community Blood Bank has been the exclusive source of blood/blood product supply for the hospital,” added Rossman.

The Community Blood Bank will continue the numerous blood drives conducted throughout the County each year and encourages any organization interested in sponsoring a local blood drive to contact Wendy Reber directly at 570-789-4026.

PIANIST TO PERFORM NOON TUNE RECITAL AT PITT-BRADFORD

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PIANIST TO PERFORM NOON TUNE RECITAL AT PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – Pianist Patrick Connolly, an internationally recognized soloist and chamber musician, will perform Thursday, Oct. 28, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

His recital, the first Noon Tunes event of the semester, will take place in Blaisdell Hall’s Studio Theater at 11:30 a.m. The concert is free and is an offering of the university’s Spectrum Series.

Connolly’s program will include Bach’s “English Suite in F major, BWV 809,” Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous “Sonata in F minor, Op. 57” (commonly known as the “Appassionata”).

He will also premiere a short work by Dr. John Levey, assistant professor of music at Pitt-Bradford.

“Patrick and I have collaborated on several occasions, and I’m delighted that he’s agreed to yet another premiere,” Levey said. “He’s the best kind of performer: creative, knowledgeable, and brilliant technically. The Steinway will get quite a workout.”

Connolly has taken prizes at the French Piano Institute and International Competition, Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, Arthur Dann Memorial Piano Competition and Clara Wells International Piano Competition. He has appeared as a soloist with the South Carolina Philharmonic and as a Stern Scholar at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Currently, he is a Gilleece Doctoral Fellow at the City University of New York. He holds degrees in piano and mathematics from the Oberlin Conservatory and Oberlin College.

More information about the Spectrum Series is available by contacting Patty Colosimo, assistant director of arts programming, at (814) 362-5155.

Calling all PA Wilds artisans – deadline next week!

Calling all PA Wilds artisans – deadline next week!

Jewelry makers, woodworkers, painters, sculptures, quilters, photographers and other skilled artisans living in the Pennsylvania Wilds region are encouraged to apply to become PA Wilds Juried Artisans. The fall application deadline is Oct. 22.

Artisans accepted through the jury process will become part of a network of dozens of galleries and other artisans from around the region. The overall goal of the Artisan Initiative is to improve the visibility and profitability of those involved. Benefits include business development workshops for artisans; trademarked “Made the in the Pennsylvania Wilds” tags for display on retail art pieces; online and print marketing efforts and more. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to www.pawildsresources.org and click on “Artisans” and then on “Become a Juried Artisan.”

Update for Bradford Bypass Project

Update for Bradford Bypass Project for Week of Oct. 18

Clearfield – Work is winding down on PennDOT’s Route 219/Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. PennDOT issues the following travel update for the
week of Oct. 18. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $28 million job.

• Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles throughout the entire work zone.

• The contractor will be working close to the travel lanes, removing temporary barriers and removing crossovers. Watch for workers and equipment being close to the travel lanes.


TRAFFIC ALERT: A new traffic pattern will begin the week of Oct. 18. Route 219 northbound traffic will be placed back on the newly constructed northbound travel lane and all ramps will be open.


• Work on the Route 219 southbound ON-ramp at Elm Street continues. Traffic will continue to use the existing shoulder. The contractor crew will be working close to the roadway placing plants behind a new barrier wall. Expect delays during work hours.

• The Tuna Valley Trail access at Bolivar Drive will be open.


• Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 south to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic follows posted detour.

PennDOT reminds motorists to buckle up and obey the posted speed limit. Before heading out, motorists can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions.

Excelsior Medical Recalls Prefilled Saline Flush Syringes

Excelsior Medical Recall of 5 ml Fill in 6 cc Prefilled Saline Flush Syringes Classified as a Class I Recall
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 08:44:00 -0500

Excelsior Medical Corporation issued the following update regarding their previously disclosed nationwide recall of Excelsior Disposable 5ml fill in 6 cc Prefilled Saline Flush Syringe W/Normal Saline (0.9 % Sodium Chloride). The FDA has classified this action as a Class I recall. A Class I recall is a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death...

Get into the Holiday Spirit with Festival of Lights!


Get into the Holiday Spirit with Festival of Lights!

Order your Christmas Tree & Wreath now…

Reserve your Christmas tree to decorate on the Courthouse Square by contacting Samantha Cossman by phone at (814) 274-7610 or (814) 274-7431. You may also contact her via email at Samantha.Cossman@swedenvalleymanor.com. Trees are $15.00 each and will be available on the Square starting Saturday, November 20th. They should be completely decorated by 12 noon on Friday, November 26th for judging that day. Prizes will be awarded at 6pm on the 26th during the Light-Up Festivities. Prizes include First, Second and Third place for each category of Business, Family and Youth.

To order your Wreath(s), please contact Suzan Paisley by phone at (814) 274-3631 or via email at Spaisley@pahousegop.com by Thursday, November 18th. Wreaths are $15.00 each and can be picked up at the Chamber Office on East Second Street on Tuesday, November 23rd from 10am to 3pm.

House For Sale By Owner In Coudersport

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Coudy vs. Oswayo Valley

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

No Public Interest In Changes To Potter County Subdivision Laws At Hearing

Public Hearing Held On Subdivision Law Amendments

Potter County Today

subregsA public hearing was held Thursday night on proposed amendments to the Potter County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. The revisions have been crafted by the Potter County Planning Commission. PCPC members unanimously voted to recommend to Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover that the amendments be adopted.

No members of the public turned out for Thursday’s hearing, but two news reporters from the Potter Leader-Enterprise attended. Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich said the lack of attendance could be attributed to the fact that PCPC had ironed out wrinkles and areas of dispute prior to approving the amendments.

Dietrich summarized the changes, which deal with regulations covering development of new rental cabins, single-lot subdivisions for property owners’ family members, surface requirements for subdivision roads, minimum road frontage and other regulations. She pointed out that municipal officials, surveyors and developers had provided input on the amendments.

Dietrich said the PCPC believed the new regulations strike a balance that accommodates orderly development while prohibiting practices that can jeopardize public safety or create problems for property owners or local governments.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available at the Planning Office in the Gunzburger Building (274-8254). The commissioners are expected to vote on the Planning Commission’s recommendations at their Oct. 21 meeting (11 am).

TUES GOV: Scarnati a lying Pinocchio...


Rendell now has hope for natural-gas tax deal

By Amy Worden
Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau

HARRISBURG - In an about-face from earlier in the week, Gov. Rendell proclaimed Wednesday that he was optimistic there was new progress in talks over taxing the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.

At a news conference in the Capitol, he said there appeared to be agreement among top legislators from both parties to work to close a deal before the Nov. 2 election.

"All leaders evidenced a real sense of urgency to get this done if it could be done," said Rendell, who had just emerged from what he described as a productive meeting with legislative leaders.

But Drew Crompton, counsel to Senate President Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson), said, "I'm neither optimistic nor pessimistic."

"What we tried to do was establish a pathway to get the bill done if certain conditions are met," Crompton said, but "none of the parameters that we think need to be met have really changed. It's hard to know if a resolution is possible."

Rendell's comments were a notable departure from his pessimism earlier in the week.

On Tuesday, he lamented that talks had broken down, and assailed Senate Republicans for what he perceived as an effort to kill the tax effort through delay tactics and inaction. At one point, he even likened Scarnati, a key player in the negotiations, to the lying Pinocchio. More...




PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING JOURNALIST TO SPEAK AT PITT-BRADFORD

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING JOURNALIST TO SPEAK AT PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Hanchette will be the featured speaker for the kickoff of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Seminar Series on Oct. 21 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Hanchette will speak on “Media Discord: Crisis or Opportunity” at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall.

In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for his part in a Gannett News Service investigative series, he was nominated for the prize eight other times.

Hanchette began his career at the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette in 1964. He left to work for The Buffalo Evening News, but returned to the Gazette (which was then a Gannett newspaper) in 1974 as managing editor.

Hanchette moved on with Gannett News Service, which named him Florida bureau chief in 1977 and a Washington correspondent in 1981. He became managing editor of the Gannett paper The Arkansas Gazette in 1988, before returning to Gannett News Service in 1992 as national correspondent. He retired from Gannett News Service in 2001 and currently teaches in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at his alma mater, St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y.

The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Costume Party October 24th At the Spot

Remote Car Starters On Sale Now--Only $150 Installed

Will US Voters Allow Corporate Interests To Buy Our Government

Featured Article
Stop the Anonymous Hit Men: Make Shadowy Campaign Money the Issue


For OpEdNews: Paul Rogat Loeb - Writer

I've been going door-to-door canvassing, and it's not that bad -- really. It's actually kind of fun. But only because I've found a way to break through people's cynicism.

No wonder people are cynical. Crashing from the sky-high hopes of two years ago, people are worried about jobs, the economy and their own uncertain futures, about the wars we're bogged down in and the threats to our planet. They don't like where America is headed, don't like most politicians or candidates, and are often uncertain whether their vote even matters. But when I talked about the takeover of our politics by destructive corporate interests, culminating in the barrage of anonymous attack ads unleashed by the Supreme Court's ghastly Citizens United decision, they quickly became willing to listen.

So I'm delighted the Democrats are finally hitting back at the US Chamber of Commerce and other Republican front groups for dumping millions of dollars of untraceable corporate contributions into the election, with the total likely to exceed $300 million . But the Democrats need to do more, and we do as well, as ordinary citizens. We need to make the buying of our democracy the salient issue of the coming election and beyond, because it affects everything else that we need to change.

So how do we do this in the few remaining weeks before the elections? We need to talk about the ads of all the front groups from the Chamber of Commerce to Karl Rove's American Crossroads and the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity. But we also need to highlight the Republican justices who overruled a century of precedent to enact Citizens United. And talk about how Republican Senators have stood in unison to prevent requiring corporate interests to at least put their names on their ads.

From what I can tell, most Americans are most vaguely aware of the DISCLOSE Act , the transparency legislation that a Republican filibuster blocked by a single vote. When they do find out, they're outraged, because anonymous attack ads are an affront to even the barest standards of fairness, whatever one's political beliefs. In fact, Republican leaders like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have long argued that so long as people knew who was paying for campaign ads, there was no need to regulate them through campaign finance reform or counterbalance them with public financing. "We ought to have full disclosure," said Boehner in 2007 , "full disclosure of all of the money that we raise and how it is spent. And I think that sunlight is the best disinfectant." Yet since Citizens United opened the floodgates for monied interests to drown out the rest of our voices, Republican leaders and their key allies have done everything they can to foster anonymous and untraceable attacks from the shadows.

Frustrated as voters are with the state of America, including with the Democrats' own frequent capitulation to corporate interests, most still don't want our government to become the wholly owned property of BP, Exxon, AIG, Goldman Sachs, Verizon, and all the other corporations (including foreign ones) who can now buy our elections without people even knowing they're involved. Obama, the Democrats, and progressive organizations therefore need to keep talking about the issue repeatedly and forcefully, through their speeches, debate points, and ads, and through the talking points they circulate for campaign volunteers. As ordinary citizens we have to do our part as well -- knocking on doors, making phone calls and talking to friends, neighbors and coworkers who may be discontented with the Democrats, but would draw the line at furthering the total capture of our democracy by the most powerful economic interests on the planet. Or at least they would if we gave them the chance to have a conversation. But we can't just leave the issue up to the candidates.

Of course we also need to tackle the issue beyond November. Public financing of campaigns would help immensely, using the model of $5 contributions and public matching funds that's worked wonderfully in Maine, Vermont and even Arizona. This model remains legal even under the new Supreme Court rules, would reduce the corporate influence on both parties, and can complement a push to reverse Citizens United through Congressional legislation, grassroots organizing, and perhaps a constitutional amendment. But for now, we need to focus on whether or not those running to represent us at least recognize our right to know who is trying to buy our votes. The political allegiances are clear from the DISCLOSE Act. If we work well enough at explaining why the money matters, it could tip race after close race, and help us begin to rein in the power of unaccountable greed.

Paul Loeb is the author of the wholly updated new edition of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times (St Martin's Press, April 2010), and The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, which the History Channel and the American Book Association named the #3 political book of 2004. See www.paulloeb.org

Park United Methodist Church Rummage Sale

Jan Benson shows off some of the rummage sale items












Rummage Sale
The basement of Coudersport's Park United Methodist Church is filled today with used clothing and other items of every description, open Thursday and Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM. Saturday $ 2@ bag sale from 8 AM until Noon.





Christmas wreaths and holiday knick-knac's

Lots of used clothing for everyone in the family

Purses and Jackets Galore!

Local Vendors Schedule Fall Open House in Coudersport October 23

Marcellus Summit Looks At Safety Concerns

Safety Concerns Aired At Marcellus Shale Gas Summit

dangerrrAt the closing day of the 2010 Marcellus Summit in State College, industry, state and federal officials discussed their greatest concerns about safety. Emergency personnel across the state still lack expertise in responding to emergencies at gas sites, said Craig Konkle, operations and training supervisor of the Lycoming County Emergency Management Agency. Konkle ranked the state’s fire, law enforcement and EMA preparedness at a “2 or 3” on a scale of 10. “Even responding to a familiar emergency, you’re dealing with a different environment, where there are other potential hazards on the site you can get yourself into without knowing,” Konkle said.

Dale Glacken, a compliance officer with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, said agents with his organization had to undergo significant training to achieve familiarity with gas well sites. “Certainly it’s an emerging industry for us, but now we’re getting into point where it’s more mature, and our compliance officers are getting a lot more comfortable with the specific hazards that are involved,” Glacken said.

Trucks hauling water and equipment are a concern, said Ralph Tijerina, safety director for Range Resources. The successful completion of a gas well requires hundreds of trucks making thousands of trips to the site, hauling equipment, water and other necessities for drillng and fracking. Tijerina said his company follows federal guidelines. “We’re pretty strict with our trucking companies. We emphasize to them, if you want to work for us, you have to do this,” Tijerina said. He is more concerned with smaller trucks driven by employees who may have worked a number of long days. “Those are the guys going from location to location to location, constantly working,” he said. (Source: Centre Daily Times)

Emergency Services Council Meets At Coudersport Fire Hall

Emergency Services Council Meets Tonight

911imageNext meeting of the Potter County Emergency Services Council will be held at 6:30 tonight (Thursday, Oct, 14) at the Coudersport Firehall.

Each fire, ambulance and fire police organization in the county is asked to designate at least one representative to serve on the council. It’s an effort to bring together emergency agencies from throughout the county to explore common interests and strategies, including financial options, while updating members on recent issues and developments.

The timing has been made more critical by recent developments involving economic challenges faced by volunteer fire and ambulance services and the potential impact on borough and township taxes next year.

On the agenda tonight is a demonstration of County ID Machine and System and discussion on establishing a common system for the county; a report on upcoming training; officer nominations and other topics of interest.

Those planning to attend should contact the Department of Emergency Services at 274-8900 or send an email to potterema@zitomedia.net.

DEP Schedules Public Meeting On Plan To Burn Tires To Make Electricity

DEP Schedules Public Meeting on Crawford Renewable Energy Air Quality Permit Application
Application Available for Public Review at Two Meadville Locations

MEADVILLE -- The Department of Environmental Protection will host an Oct. 26 informational public meeting on Crawford Renewable Energy’s application for an air quality permit. The company proposes to build a tires-to-energy plant at Keystone Regional Industrial Park in Greenwood Township, Crawford County, that will combust waste tire chips and capture heat to generate electricity.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Conneaut Lake High School Auditorium, 10331 U.S. Highway 6, Conneaut Lake. Company representatives will provide information about the proposed project and DEP will explain its role in the review of the application. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

“The department is holding this meeting because of the intense interest in this proposed facility,” DEP Regional Director Kelly Burch said. “We believe it is important to make available an opportunity for information to be shared.”

Crawford Renewable Energy submitted its air quality permit application on Aug. 13. On Sept. 14, DEP determined that the application was administratively complete. DEP will begin its technical review of the application this fall, after which it will decide whether to approve the application.

To help the public learn about the proposed project, the application is available during business hours at the DEP Northwest Regional Office Records Center, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville. Citizens who would like to review the application at the DEP Northwest Regional Office should call Linda Conaway, 814-332-6340, to schedule an appointment.

The application also is available for review on weekends and during evening hours at the Meadville Public Library Reference Room (second floor), 848 N. Main St.

For more information on permitting, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us.

Criminal Incidents Reported By Area State Police

State Police--Coudersport, PA--814-274-8690

9-16/17-2010--Burglary--607 West Branch Dingman Run Road, Eulalia Township. Actor(s) cut padlock on seasonal aresidence owned by Mary Bray of El Paso, TX. Actor(s) then entered the camp searching for valuables and left scene when no valuables found. Trooper Travis Pena is the investigator.

9-26 to 10-8-2010--Theft/Criminal Trespass--Unknown actor(s) entered onto the property of Sharon Lee Jacoby of Kenhurst, PA, and removed a shovel, a pick axe, eight 4 ft. pieces of untreated 4x4 lumber from alongside the camp. The camp is located on Buck Run Road in Hebron Township. Trooper Erik J. Barlett is the investigator.

10-8 to 10-11-2010--Theft From Motor Vehicle--Unknown actor(s) entered a vehicle owned by Andrew L. Kulp of Roulette, that was parked at 69 Burleson Avenue in Roulette Township and removed about $6.00 in change. Trooper Erik J. Barlett is the investigator.

10-1 to 10-10-2010--Criminal Mischief--Unknown actor(s) removed 2 steel posts from a locked access gate within the private leased property, and also removed 4 yellow POSTED signs from the property. Trooper Jenary-Patrol Section is the investigator.

10-9/10-2010--Theft/Criminal Trespass--Unkknown actor(s) entered property of Mark Buffington of Genesee, located at 366 Hickox Road in Genesee Township, and removed a 20 inch red Huffy bicycle. Trooper Erik J. Barlett is the investigator.

State Police--Emporium, PA--814-486-3321

10-8-2010 at 10:07 pm--Burglary--Actor(s) attempted to pry open a window at the residence of Pauline Decker of Emporium, PA, located at 448 Meadow Lane in Shippen Township. Actors then fled scene. No entry was made. Trooper Dennis Miller is the investigating officer.

State Police--Kane, PA--814-778-5555

10-11/12-2010--Theft from a Motor Vehicle--Actor(s) entered an unlocked parked vehicle owned by Shawn Guthrie of Lewis Run, PA, that was parked outside 20 Main Street in Lewis Run Boro. The actor(s) removed an Ipod, cables and $50.00 and then fled the scene. Trooper Kenneth Palmer, Jr. is the investigator.

Anyone with information on any of these crimes is asked to contact the State Police at the phone numbers provided above.

No Injury In Rollover Crash On Route 44 In Stewardson Township

A Jersey Shore man was unhurt when he rolled his car at 7:30 am Wednesday morning on Route 44 in Stewardson Township.

State Police said Richard M. Doebler, 52, of Jersey Shore, PA, was driving a 2000 Subaru Outback north on Route 44. He was attempting to negotiate a left hand curve in the roadway, when he encountered a deer.

Doebler swerved to miss the deer and lost control of the vehicle. His Subaru left the roadway along the eastern berm, struck an embankment, continuing along the embankment for 66 feet before rolling onto it's hood and roof. The vehicle continued to slide north, eventually coming to rest on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Doebler was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. Emergency personnel were not required at the scene. The vehicle was towed by Show Case Auto Body. He will be charged with Driving on Roadways Laned For Traffic.

North Central Gas Expo Today In St. Marys