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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Recognizing the Coudersport Moon Tree, Apollo Program

LOST Chocolate Lab Dog!

LOST Chocolate Lab Dog!
Male Chocolate Lab - Last seen in the Harrison Valley area. He is wearing a green collar and is very friendly. He is 9 years old and is named Jag. Please call us if you have seen him - 814-334-5540. Thank you!

Kralik Pleads To 3rd Degree Murder/Sentenced To 20 Years

St. Marys Stabbing Homicide
Edward R. Kralik, 68, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty Friday morning to third-degree murder in the June 2010 homicide of Clayton Lecker of St. Marys, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to an article in the Ridgway Record by Amy Cherry, published yesterday.

Methane Gas Alarm Sounds In Bradford Township Residence


Methane Gas Alarm
At 4:09 pm on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Department has been dispatched to 86 Hedgehog Lane in Bradford for activation of a methane gas detector.


Residents in that area have been affected by migrating methane gas attributed to oil and gas activity in that area.

A new city waterline is being installed after drilling ruined several homeowners' wells in the Hedgehog Lane area.

Photos by Laurie Barr

Kane Woman Died After Crash With Tractor-Trailer

A Kane woman is dead as a result of a nearly head on crash with a tractor-trailer on Route 6, two miles west of Kane, at 10:25 am this morning.

Joann Howell, 76, of Kane, PA, was extricated from the wreckage of her 1995 Buick Regal by the Kane Fire Department and transported to the Kane Hospital by ambulance. She was then flown to Hamot Hospital in Erie where she was pronounced deceased.

State Police at Kane said Howell was traveling east on Route 6, when, for unknown reason, her car traveled into the westbound lane of travel, continuing to travel eastbound.

Stephen K. Pratt, 38, of Gifford, PA, was operating a 1992 Kenworth Truck Tractor, hauling a 1992 Rogers Lowboy Trailer, westbound on Route 6, when he noticed Howell's Buick traveling in his lane of travel.

Pratt attempted to avoid a collision by traveling across the eastbound lane of travel, when, for unknown reason, the Buick traveled back towards the tractor-trailer and struck it nearly head on.

Pratt was uninjured. Both drivers were using seat belts.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Kane Fire Department, Kane Ambulance, DEP and Photographer Jay Bradish.

Fire Police from Station 10 & 26 were dispatched to close Route 6 for a time.

High School Track And Field

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Paul Burdick Sports Images

Mother's Day Menu At The Hilltop Stop In Ulysses

ROUTE 6 CLOSED WEST OF KANE

Route 6 Closed West of Kane
At 10:29 am on Saturday, Fire Police from Station 10 and 26 have been dispatched to close Route 6 at the intersection with Gibbs Hill Road and at the Kane Hospital as a result of a tractor-trailer/vehicle crash in front of 4003 Rt. 6.

Tractor-Trailer Vs Vehicle Crash West Of Kane On Rt. 6

2 Vehicle Crash With Entrapment
At 10:19 am on Saturday, Kane Fire and Ambulance have responded to a two vehicle accident in front of 4003 Route 6, west of Kane.


Personnel on scene reporting a tractor-trailer and vehicle crash with entrapment. Heavy damage to both vehicles. A second ambulance requested to the scene. Stat Helicopter dispatched.

10:53 am--Stat Helicopter arriving at Kane Hospital Helipad.

Krista M Miller seeking 4th term as Potter County Treasurer

Krista M Miller is seeking her 4th term as Potter County Treasurer.

She is a candidate for the republican nomination in the May 17th Primary
and would also welcome write-in votes for the Democratic nomination.

Krista has served as the Potter County Treasurer for a little over 11
years and considers it a privilege to serve the citizens of Potter County.

Krista is a lifelong resident of Potter County. She resides in Homer
Township with her husband Mike, son Michael, and daughter Tori.

Krista asks for your continuing support in the May Primary. Your vote is
greatly appreciated.

DUI Charges Pending

Man Passed Out Behind Wheel
A Smethport man was arrested for suspicion of DUI after he was found passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle on Friday morning at 2:12 am on Tanner Road in Keating Township, McKean County.


Radio reports indicated a passerby called 911 after seeing the man slumped over the steering wheel and was unable to wake him up. An ambulance and police were dispatched to the scene.

Shanon Hitchcock, 41, of Smethport, PA, was transported to BRMC for blood testing. Charges are pending at District Judge William Todd's office.

Friday, May 6, 2011

MVA On Wykoff Run Road In Gibson Township

Crash On Wykoff Run Road
At 11:01 pm on Friday, Sinnemahoning Fire Department has cleared from the scene of a 9:18 pm call for a motor vehicle accident on Wykoff Run Road in Gibson Township.

Benefit Thank You

We would like to express our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to our community. Thank you to everyone who has kept us in their prayers, made donations, participated and contributed to our benefit.

The response has been unbelievable and is truly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Chrissy and Jason Tingley

Existing Law Requires Only 200 Foot Space Between Gas Well & Your House, School, Or Day Care

Pa. report links gas well sites to health risks
Development near kids, patients cited
Friday, May 06, 2011
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marcellus Shale gas well development near hundreds of schools, day care centers and hospitals across Pennsylvania poses a significant health risk to children and individuals with existing medical conditions, according to a new report by PennEnvironment.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11126/1144524-454-0.stm?cmpid=news.xml#ixzz1Ld8REhhZ

Margaret P. McCleary-Stokes, 79, of 938 Wolf Run Road, Smethport, PA

Margaret P. McCleary-Stokes, 79, of 938 Wolf Run Road, Smethport, passed away Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born December 14, 1931, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late William Herbert and Pearl Malvina (Storms) Kenneson. She attended Bradford schools.

In September of 1947 she married Ralph "Sam" McCleary who died in October of 1982. On March 26, 1993 she married Eugene L. Stokes who survives.

She was a member of Sawyer Evangelical Church, and enjoyed playing cards, cooking, crocheting and spending winters in Okeechobee Fl.

She was formerly employed at Corning Glass Company for 27 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband Eugene of 18 years, is one daughter, Linda (John) Abrams of Gifford, three sons: Edward (Pat) McCleary of Rockton PA, Gary McCleary of Gardengale AL, Michael (Kate) McCleary of Limestone, three step children: Kevin (Kathy) Stokes of Smethport, Kathy (Mark) Stonebreaker of Bradford, and Karen Stokes of Bradford, one sister, Luella Price of Bradford, one brother, Jack (Helena) Kenneson of Lafayette, one sister in law Dorothy Kenneson of Smethport, a brother in law Jim Yonker of AL, 10 grandchildren: Jason M. Abrams, Lisa R. Burdick, Laura M. Abrams, Bridgot Hernan, Shawn McCleary, Sara Merril, Michael McCleary, Travis McCleary, Ryan McCleary, and Dustyn McCleary, 13 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, one grandaughter Jenny Marie McCleary, three brothers: Mearl, Paul, Lamont, and Raymond Kenneson, one sister Mildred Yonker.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. at the convenience of the family with Rev. Brad Preston, pastor of the Sawyer Evangelical Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701 or McKean County VNA Hospice 20 School Street Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

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Coudersport Ambulance To North Ayers Hill Road

At 5:29 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to North Ayers Hill Road for a medical call.

Sexting, Texting and Protecting On House Agenda For Next Week

Sexting, Texting and Protecting: Redux…
Budget, Education Choices, and Traffic Safety on House Schedule

Voter ID, workers’ compensation reform, unemployment compensation reform and property tax referendum legislation on House committee agenda next week

The PA state House returns to session on Monday, May 9, to deal with various issues of importance.

Sexting
It’s a disturbing trend in teenage flirting, the sending of nude or semi-nude photos from cell phone to cell phone. It’s called “sexting,” and while the X-rated offerings are usually intended just for a boyfriend or girlfriend, the photos often wind up being shared. The House will address the issue next week as it considers House Bill 815 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York County).

The sexting legislation would create a new misdemeanor of the second degree for minors ages 13-17 caught disseminating such material. Under current law, teens could be subject to felony prosecution for these acts, which is often considered too harsh. The proposed legislation will allow cases of minor-to-minor sexting to be tried in juvenile courts, which will provide a menu of adjudication options including counseling and expungement of the offense from a minor’s permanent criminal record.

Texting, Distractions and Traffic Safety
Distracted driving legislation intended to curb driver distractions for all drivers – House Bill 896 (Rep. Chris Ross, R-Chester County) and House Bill 8 (Rep. Kathy Watson, R-Bucks County) – will be voted by the full House next week. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood calls texting while driving a “menace to society.” Making the roads safer and protecting young drivers is the aim of House Bill 9 (Watson), which provides extra measures of protection and preparedness for drivers ages 16 and 17. The bill strengthens the Graduated Drivers License for the first time since 1999.

Bicyclist safety is at the heart of House Bills 170 and 174 (Rep. Ron Miller, R-York County). The pair of bills require motorists to be careful when overtaking bicycles on roadways.

Protecting
Protecting students and parents. The House will vote on legislation to expand Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program (House Bill 1330, Rep. Tom Quigley, R-Montgomery County). Through the EITC, the state provides companies with a 75 percent tax credit for donations to a non-profit scholarship or educational improvement organization; the tax credit increases to 90 percent if the company commits to making the same donations for two consecutive years. A business paying taxes in Pennsylvania can receive up to $300,000 in tax credits annually. EITC provides children and families with a choice in education and expands educational opportunities for all Pennsylvanians.

Protecting women’s health. The Health Care Facilities Act would be amended to protect the health and safety of women who use abortion facilities. House Bill 574 (Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga County) holds abortion facilities to the same standards as all other free standing medical facilities in Pennsylvania.

Budget: Setting the Right Priorities, Living Within Our Means
House Republicans are shifting budget priorities to education over welfare by cutting wasteful spending and dropping ineffective programs. The House Republicans are working to enact a fiscally responsible, on-time, pay-as-you-go budget with no new taxes and no new borrowing – ending the trend of spending money we don’t have. The House budget will cut welfare spending to redistribute those funds to education.

The Weekly Schedule
Bill numbers will be used to identify the legislation being considered either in committee or on the House floor. The bills, sponsors and summaries are posted HERE.

Friends Of Galeton Public Library

Joan E. Cornelius, 74, of Shinglehouse, PA

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. — Joan E. Cornelius, 74, of Shinglehouse passed away Thursday (May 5, 2011) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, N.Y.

Lost Bridle Boxer Is Back Home

Lost Dog Is Found

We just lost our 1 year old boxer, named Finnigan. He is brindle with floppy ears and docked tail. Very friendly. Thank you very much. Our daughter is heartbroken. Please help us!

Smethport Man Stabbed In Olean

Smethport Man Stabbed by Olean Woman
WESB NEWS

A Smethport man was stabbed by a woman late Wednesday night. Olean City Police say that 25 year-old Niki Stovall of Olean stabbed 22 year-old Matthew Orris in a disagreement over a vehicle which was parked on North Barry Street in Olean.

Police say Orris was taken to Olean General Hospital, where he received 27 stitches for a stab wound to the neck. Stovall was charged with felony assault and jailed on $25,000 bail.

Rabies Clinic Saturday In Emporium

Recall

American Regent Initiates Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Caffeine & Sodium Benzoate Injection, USP 250 mg/mL, 2 mL Single Dose Vial Due to Visible Particulates

TRI-STATE Baking Company, L.L.C. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy Flour, Soy Lecithin, And/Or Milk In Product

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Recalls Grape Tomatoes Due to Salmonella Risk

Nut Bar Company Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Walnuts In GFS Pecan Pieces

Flowers Foods Issues Voluntary Recall on Certain English Muffins and One Bread Item

Indiana Firm Recalls Barbecue Beef, Pork and Chicken Products Due To Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

Kentucky Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due To Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen

NOPO Children's School Awarded $7,700. To implement Winter Sports Program

Northern Potter Children’s School awarded a grant through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge

Northern Potter Children’s School has been awarded a Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge grant of $7,700 to implement a Winter Sports Program that will provide students with enhanced nutrition education and fitness education. With rates of childhood obesity on the rise, this grant will support Northern Potter Children’s School’s efforts to help students adopt healthy behaviors that will stay with them for a lifetime.


This will provide the students in grades 3-6 with the opportunity to go to Ski Denton. This will also provide 40 pairs of snowshoes for physical education classes.

Since 2007, the Highmark Foundation, through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge, has awarded more than $8 million to over 945 grants to schools in 49 counties across Pennsylvania for programs that provide nutrition education, enhance nutrition choices and increase opportunities for physical activity.

“Physical activity and nutrition play a critical role in reducing childhood obesity,” said Yvonne Cook, president of the Highmark Foundation. “With this grant, Northern Potter Children’s School will have additional resources available to educate students-and their parents-on simple lifestyle changes that can be made to improve the health and wellbeing of our children.”

About Highmark Healthy High 5
Focused on children’s health promotion, Highmark Healthy High 5 is an initiative of the Highmark Foundation designed to improve the health of children and adolescents, ages 6-18 by providing them with the tools and practices needed to make informed decisions about living healthier lives. Through a $100 million commitment, Highmark Healthy High 5 addresses five critical issues – nutrition, physical activity, grieving, self-esteem, and bullying prevention – by working with educators, parents and nonprofit leaders to reach children and adolescents at school, home and within their communities. More information can be found at www.highmarkhealthyhigh5.org or by calling 800-789-1726.

Northern Potter High School Gets $7,850. Grant For Winter Sports Program

Northern Potter High School awarded a grant through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge

Ulysses, PA May 4, 2011 – Northern Potter High School has been awarded a Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge grant of $7,850 to implement a Winter Sports Program that will provide students with enhanced nutrition education and fitness education. With rates of childhood obesity on the rise, this grant will support Northern Potter High School’s efforts to help students adopt healthy behaviors that will stay with them for a lifetime.

This will provide seventh and eighth grade students with the opportunity to go to Ski Denton. It will also provide cross country skis and snowshoes for physical education classes.

Since 2007, the Highmark Foundation, through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge, has awarded more than $8 million to over 945 grants to schools in 49 counties across Pennsylvania for programs that provide nutrition education, enhance nutrition choices and increase opportunities for physical activity.

“Physical activity and nutrition play a critical role in reducing childhood obesity,” said Yvonne Cook, president of the Highmark Foundation. “With this grant, Northern Potter High School will have additional resources available to educate students-and their parents-on simple lifestyle changes that can be made to improve the health and wellbeing of our children.”

About Highmark Healthy High 5
Focused on children’s health promotion, Highmark Healthy High 5 is an initiative of the Highmark Foundation designed to improve the health of children and adolescents, ages 6-18 by providing them with the tools and practices needed to make informed decisions about living healthier lives. Through a $100 million commitment, Highmark Healthy High 5 addresses five critical issues – nutrition, physical activity, grieving, self-esteem, and bullying prevention – by working with educators, parents and nonprofit leaders to reach children and adolescents at school, home and within their communities. More information can be found at www.highmarkhealthyhigh5.org or by calling 800-789-1726.

Landry Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter & Aggravated Assault

Verdict in Tioga County, Pa., stabbing
Star Gazette

WELLSBORO -- A Tioga County, Pa., jury has found Billy Landry guilty of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

The jury delivered its verdict this afternoon after more than 13 hours of deliberations. More...

Frank A. Rugh, Jr., 88, of Fort Mill, SC, formerly and longtime resident of Smethport, PA

SMETHPORT- Frank A. Rugh, Jr., 88, of Fort Mill, SC, formerly and longtime resident of Smethport, passed away Thursday (May 5, 2011) in the Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC.

Born March 8, 1923, in Jeannette, PA, he was a son of Frank A. and Hazel Witt Rugh. On April 8, 1950, in Smethport, he married Cathleen Quirk, who died October 1986. He later married Bobbie Johnson, who also preceded him in death.

Mr. Rugh graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and attended North Carolina State University, where he was a cheerleader. He later graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science, in Mathematics.

He had been a former high school mathematics teacher for Smethport Area High School. He also had owned and operated the Rugh Ford Dealership, in Smethport, with his late wife Cathleen for many years.

He was a veteran of WWII, having served as an Ensign, in the US Navy.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Smethport, F. & A.M., McKean Lodge 388, Smethport, and Coudersport Consistory. He was a former director and board member of the Producers Bank (now Northwest Bank) of Smethport; life member of the Nittany Lions Club; longtime member of the Smethport Country Club and the golf Couples League.

Surviving are a daughter Janine (Rick) Metcalf of Fort Mill, SC; two sons, Thomas (Kay) Rugh of North Augusta, SC, James (Angie) Rugh of Hampton, VA; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert “Jake” (Betsy) Rugh of Ft. Myers, FL; two sisters, Jane Lord of Seattle, WA, and Patricia Johnston of Columbia, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his two wives, Cathleen, and Bobbie, a brother, James Rugh, and a sister, Helen Wallace.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Saturday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (May 8, 2011) with Rev. Dr. Robert George, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Helen I. Gates, of 13 Bradley St., Trumansburg, NY

TRUMANSBURG, NY – Helen I. Gates, of 13 Bradley St., Trumansburg, passed away at home on Tuesday (May 3, 2011) at the age of 91, with her loving daughter at her side.

Helen was born in Eldred, Pa., on Feb. 27, 1920, to the late William and Alta Gillmer Goodell. She graduated from Eldred High School.

She was active in the Sunshine Club at the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Little Genesee, N.Y., for many years. She developed many friendships through her involvement in the Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee.

She married Clifford D. Gates on Aug. 15, 1939, and they enjoyed 60 years together, raising their family and enjoying retirement years in Little Genesee. She had lived in Trumansburg the last eight years with her daughter, Vanessa.

Helen held many jobs throughout the years. She retired from Dexter Hysol in Olean after 15 years of employment and was proud to be its first female plant worker. Her work never stopped after a day at the plant. Her energy was boundless and she always made time for home and family. She eagerly celebrated the life events of children and grandchildren.

Family and friends all knew that the door to Helen and Cliff's was always open for company. When company came, out came whatever the meal of the day was, and it was always accompanied by her famous baked beans, Jell-O with whipped cream and nuts for Cliff, her homemade cakes and her mile-high pies; and the percolator was always going. She would, if necessary, do it all over again, if a second wave of company arrived. She was lovingly called "Josephine The Plumber" by the family as she was not afraid to tear anything apart to make it work and all were wise to step aside when she wanted to take over a project. In quiet moments, Helen could be found crocheting or appreciating her home and surroundings.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, on Nov. 14, 1999; sons, Galen Dennis on March 26, 1949, and Maurice Clair on April 10, 1994; grandsons, Jason C. Gates on Dec. 10, 2009, and Scott Childs on Aug. 12, 2003; a sister, Louise Goodman; and a brother, Leon Goodell.

She is survived by a daughter, Vanessa G. Fey of Trumansburg; a son, Reeder D. Gates of Ithaca; a daughter-in-law, Dona Gates of Bolivar; grandchildren, Matt Fey of Fort Worth, Texas, Lauren (Peter) Dublanica of Miami, Joel (Heather) Fey of Mechanicville, Ainsley (Brady) Nunley of Ashland, Mass., Erin (Mark) Smith of Cranston, R.I., Wendi (Douglas) Morganti of Rochester, Holli Gates of Rochester, Shannon Wiech of Bolivar and Marc (Karen) Childs of Clearwater, Fla.; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Beulah Robertson of Wellsville; a brother-in-law, Robert Tripp of Arkport; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will be present to receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday (May 6, 2011) at the Faith Bible Church, 8137 Main St., Little Genesee. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, at the church, with the Rev. Clint Pearsall officiating.

Those who wish to remember Helen in the form of a contribution are asked to kindly consider the Faith Bible Church, 8137 Main St., Little Genesee, NY, or The Calvary Baptist Church, 5 Bradley St., Trumansburg, NY.

The family is being assisted by the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg, NY.

Tommy G. Starr, 66, of, Port Allegany, PA

Port Allegany - Tommy G. Starr, 66, of, Port Allegany, died Thursday (May 5, 2011) at his home in Port Allegany surrounded by his family.

He was born Apr 30, 1945 in Buffalo, a son of Carl and Lois Ostrander Starr, On October 26, 1965 in Port Allegany; he married Patricia A. Kelly, who survives.

Mr. Starr was a graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended classes for law enforcement.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Port Allegany Star Hose Co. No 1, Port Allegany and the Port Allegany Fire Police

.Mr. Starr work for North Penn Gas and then for Pierce Glass Co of Port Allegany until his retirement do to ill health. Mr. Starr was a part time Police Officer for the Borough of Port Allegany.

Tommy enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard work, and going to yard sales.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren

In addition to his wife, he is survived by

Two daughters: Mary Kay (Tim) Kinney of Hazel Hurst, Brenda (Dean) Goodwill of Smethport, PA,

5 grand daughter, Tiffany Kinney, Lynette Kinney, Kristy Kinney, Olivia Goodwill, and Chloe Goodwill.

4 great grandchildren

Mr. Starr was preceded in death by his parents

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011 from 6-8PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, with Thomas Shatto, Potter County Hospice Chaplin officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery, Liberty Twp.

Memorials may be made to Port Allegany Ambulance Association, Port Allegany, PA 16743

Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com

Public Notice

Public Notice

“Due to recent federal budget cuts, the Experience Works Program has just informed us that we must cut the total number of hours worked by each of the participants that we employ though their program until further notice. As a result, we must make some minor changes in the hours that the Roulette Public Library and the Roulette Township Recycling Program.

Beginning Sunday, May 8, 2011 the hours of operation for both will be from 9AM to 6PM 7 days per week.

We hope that this will be temporary and that we will be able to resume our regular hours of operation in July when the new fiscal year for the program begins. Until then we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause our patrons and residents.”


Sincerely,

Jonathan Huff
Secretary / Treasurer
Roulette Township Supervisors

David J. Wolz, 87, of Galeton, PA

David J. Wolz, 87, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born June 19, 1923 in Gaines, PA, he was a son of the late Pernell and Cressence (Hasker) Wolz. David was a 1941 Graduate of Gaines High School and was a Veteran having served in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict.

On October 5, 1946, in Galeton, he married the former Jean Chase, who survives. David worked at the Navel Torpedo Station in Alexandria, VA prior to entering the service and then as a US Park Policeman in Washington, D.C. and retired in 1971.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Galeton, a Lifetime Member of the American Legion, and greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting, and driving in the countryside.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Jean Wolz, are a son, David P. (Diane) Wolz, Gaines, a daughter, Lynda (Jerry) Hinkle, Pinson, AL; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.

In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon Bridgeman; a brother, Roger Wolz; and a sister, Mary Gene Beckwith.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Monday, May 9, 2011 from 6:00-8:00pm and on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Galeton from 11:00-12:00pm with Funeral Services following at 12:00pm. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Internment will be made in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Galeton or to the American Cancer Society.

Chinese Auction on the square May 7th, 2011

Chinese Auction on the square May 7th, 2011.

There will be a Chinese Auction on the square May 7th, 2011. It will be during the 5K Library Benefit Run.

This Chinese Auction is being held to benefit ReBecca Culver. Becca is traveling to Spain in July through the Rotary Exchange program. Tickets for the auction will be $5.00 for 10 chances. There are going to be gift certificates from local business as well as Olean.

Some of the donations are from Appleby’s, Two Mile, Walmart, etc. There will also be baskets containing items like Bath and Body Works and one will contain items for “a night out” such as a gas card, dinner card, and movie passes. Please come down and help support Rotary Exchange Student Becca.

Alpha Sigma Lambda inducts eight nontraditional students

PITT-BRADFORD ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA INDUCTS
EIGHT NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS


BRADFORD, Pa. – Eight students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford have been inducted into the Upsilon Phi Beta chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the premier national honor society for nontraditional students.

In order to qualify for membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda, a student must have earned at least 30 graded credits at Pitt-Bradford and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or above.

“Alpha Sigma Lambda provides a way for Pitt-Bradford to recognize and celebrate the academic achievements of its top performing nontraditional students, many of whom are working or raising a family as they pursue their college studies,” said Dr. K. James Evans, vice president and dean of student affairs and advisor to Alpha Sigma Lambda.

New members this year are Barbara A. Allen, an elementary education major from Bradford; Jeff Bosworth, a business management major from Bradford; Richard A. Couch, a business management and accounting major from Bradford; Sherry Ann Dumire, an environmental studies major from Smethport; Diana Lyn Lawton, an elementary education major from Bradford; Wendy Mason, a criminal justice major from Bradford; Scott R. Neil, an accounting major from St. Marys; and Adriana Vaccaro, an interdisciplinary arts major from Bradford.

Support Groups At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

A cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. May 16

A cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. May 16 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. The group, Sassy Survivors, is informal and open to anyone with cancer, families and friends. For more information, contact facilitator June Buckler at 647-8618.

PCEC to offer Cooking for Crowds

PCEC to offer Cooking for Crowds

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups. The course will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at the Coudersport office. The course hours are from
6 – 9 p.m. and cost is $12 per person. To register, call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

PA Invests In Water Infrastructure Projects

DCED Secretary Announces $172 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 51 Counties
Harrisburg –The Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved $172 million
through the H2O PA program to fund 160 water infrastructure projects in 51
counties.

“Pennsylvania’s limited construction season gives urgency to the projects approved this week. I am glad we were able to quickly and efficiently get these critical funds into the hands of our communities,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker. “These investments will be a great help to cash-strapped municipalities that need to upgrade their aging and deteriorating water infrastructure systems.”

H2O PA provides grants for flood control projects, construction of drinking water,
sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects and high hazard or unsafe dam projects.
The new awards range from a $52,405 grant to make improvements to an
inefficient sewer system in Montgomery County to a $4 million grant to construct
five pump stations in Northumberland County.

The projects approved this week are in the following counties: Adams, Armstrong,
Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield,
Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette,
Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lackawanna,
Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Montgomery,
Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York.

For a complete list of projects and their descriptions please visit www.newpa.com,
search keyword “CFA,” and follow the link titled “H2O PA Annual Report.”
For more information about the H2O PA program, or other programs administrated through the Department of Community and Economic Development, call 1-866-466-3972 or visit www.newpa.com.

Missing Dog

Missing Dog
Lost: Since Thursday, 5/5/11, young, 6 mth old female Brindle (black and brown stripe) Lab mix, wearing a pink collar with all of her tags; she had her leash and all. Her name is Shelly, and she is very friendly. Please call me if you find her. #585-610-6598, or call my home phone at #585-928-1759.

Fire Rescue Recalled

Not A Land Rescue
At 11:48 am on Friday, Port Allegany Ambulance and Medic 6, along with Port Allegany Fire Dept. for land rescue, have been dispatched to a camp on Rt. 6, East of Port Allegany for a medical call.

The Fire Department was first dispatched for a land rescue, but RECALLED when it was found that the caller was at a camp.

Have You Lost Your Keys?

Found A Set Of Keys

On May 4th Cahilly Law Offices found a key ring with 13 keys on it. I have checked with the court and post office and have had no luck finding the owner. Would you post this on Solomons Words? Keys can be claimed by calling our office at 814-274-9465.

Route 660 crash restricts lanes east of Wellsboro

Travel Advisory
05/06/2011

Route 660 crash restricts lanes east of Wellsboro

Route 660 lane restrictions lifted.

Motorists in Tioga County are advised to be alert to a multi-vehicle crash affecting both directions of travel on Route 660 east of Wellsboro at this hour. Flaggers are alternating traffic around the crash scene.

The crash involved three trucks at Route 660 and Spencer Road, about three miles east of the Route 6 in Richmond Township.

Traffic may be tied up at that location for several hours.

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Building Entered On Main Street In Genesee

Burglary In Genesee
A burglary at 286 Main Street in Genesee Township between 4-27 and 5-4-2011 is under investigation by State Police.


Unknown individual(s) entered the building owned by Travis Schultz of 84 Teeter Hollow Road, Genesee, PA, and also broke a window out of one of the doors to the building.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Kocher is the investigator.

Vehicle Crashes Into Building In Kane

Vehicle Into Building
At 12:26 am on Friday, Kane Fire and Ambulance are responding to a report of a vehicle into a building with injuries at the intersection of Greeves Street and Edgar James Street in Kane.

FIRE POLICE DISPATCHED TO REROUTE TRAFFIC

At 12:46 am--STAT MEDIVAC HELICOPTER AIRBORNE TO HOSPITAL--20 MIN. ETA

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Coudersport Ambulance To Woodlawn Avenue

At 10:45 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Woodlawn Avenue for a medical call.

Found Cell Phone At Mitchell Park

A cell phone was found in Mitchell Park near the Library and it appears to be a rather new phone. The battery was completely discharged so there was no way of locating the owner by the phone number. If you have lost your phone and would like to get it call 274-1715. If no answer leave a message with a number you can be located at and you can claim your phone.

Coudersport Ambulance To Quimby Road

At 7:34 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Quimby Road for a medical call.

Gertrude K. “Trudie” Luke, 83 of 14 Lafferty Hollow, Bradford, PA

Gertrude K. “Trudie” Luke, 83 of 14 Lafferty Hollow, formerly of 1208 South Avenue, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on March 24, 1928 in St. Marys, PA, a daughter of the late Henry N. and Marguerite N. Cooney Wolfe.


On January 8, 1955 in the St. Bernard Catholic Church she married Kenneth J. Luke, who passed away on March 24, 2008.

She was a 1946 graduate of St. Marys Catholic High School, St. Marys, PA and a 1949 graduate of the St. Vincents School of Nursing, Erie, PA.

She was employed as a Registered Nurse by the Warren State Hospital, the Kane Summit Hospital, the former Bovaird & Seyfang Co., the Bradford Hospital 3rd floor Medical & Surgical Wing and the St. Bernard School. After her retirement she volunteered in the St. Bernard School’s office and library.

She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church where she was a member of the Catholic Women’s Club, TOPS #16, she had been a 40+ year member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Lewis Run; where she was a past president of the Catholic Women’s Club, formerly a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

She is survived by one son, Jude (fiancé of Francine Bennett) Luke, Bradford, three daughters, Ann (Wesley) Miller, Bradford, Linda (Jack) Kerr, Lewis Run, Donna Moore, Warren, two brothers, Leo (Patricia) Wolfe, Gerald (Virginia) Wolfe, one sister, Phyllis (Phillip) Wingard, all of St. Marys, ten grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Callie, Devon, Katie, Jessie, Luke, Ryan, Shea, Noel and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Stephen Wolfe, two brother-in-laws, Donald Luke, William McCormick and sister-in-law, Frances McCormick.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc., where a prayer service will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM in the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Leo Gallina as celebrant. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 3:30 PM Friday in the funeral home.

Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.


Her family would appreciate any donations be made as Masses to be in her honor.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Residence Entered and Items Taken In Emporium Area

Residential Burglary
Emporium State Police are investigating a burglary at the residence of Aloma Jean Rudolph at 6741 Route 120, Emporium, PA, between 4-27 and 5/4/2011.


Troopers said unknown person(s) entered the victim's residence and removed items. The investigation is continuing.

Ambulance Dispatched For Wellsville Accident

MVA In Wellsville
At 6:13 on Thursday, A Wellsville ambulance was dispatched to a MVA at West State & Genesee Parkway in Wellsville.

Structure Fire In Belmont Area

Structure Fire
At 6:08 pm on Thursday, Belmont Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a structure fire at 4105 Irons Road. Mutual aid has been requested.

Tommy G. Starr of Port Allegany, PA

Tommy G. Starr of Port Allegany died Thursday (May 5, 2011) at his home in Port Allegany.

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

Hospital week activities

Thompson Announces Upcoming Veterans Outreach Week

Thompson Announces Upcoming Veterans Outreach Week

Events for Week of May 15th to Assist 5th District Veterans in Obtaining Information on Benefits, Economic Opportunities

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced plans for a Veterans Outreach Week consisting of events to offer local area Veterans direct contact with and support from federal agencies through a series of informational seminars and town hall meetings in locations across the Fifth District. Thompson will host the outreach events along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

“Federal agencies offer a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance. These events are designed to ensure our Veterans have the latest information and are able to easily access the assistance they deserve,” said Thompson. “There are also programs our Veterans are not aware of such as business training, counseling, and referrals for veterans considering starting a small business. These seminars bring this information and the first-rate expertise of our agencies directly to our Veterans.”

During the events, representatives from the VA will be available to offer information for Veterans on health care benefits, readjustment benefits, continuing education, new programs, and housing assistance programs. SBA representatives will discuss loan programs, small business opportunities in federal contracting, economic and workforce development opportunities, job and skill training and programs to enhance small business access to capital, among other programs and assistance currently available to Veterans.

“Those who’ve served our nation with dignity deserve these services and we intend to honor this commitment by providing the best care and support possible,” said Thompson. “My staff and I are always available, but bringing federal representatives to our local communities offers our Veterans additional opportunities and better access and gives us a chance to hear from Veterans face-to-face about the challenges they encounter and help they need.”

In addition to department and agency representatives, Thompson and his staff will be on hand during each event to assist Veterans with casework and scheduling future meetings with departments and agencies. Thompson’s Veterans Outreach Week will consist of five events currently scheduled for Dubois, Titusville, Warren, Bradford and Coudersport, with four additional stops planned throughout the district:

***Dubois Veterans Town Hall Meeting set for Wednesday May 18, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post # 813***

***Titusville Veterans Business Start-Up Seminar set for Thursday May 19, 2011 from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville***

***Warren Veterans Joint Town Hall Meeting with Representative Kelly (PA-3) set for Thursday May 19, 2011 from 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. at the American Legion***

***Bradford Veterans Town Hall Meeting set for Thursday May 19th from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the American Legion***

***Coudersport Veterans Town Hall Meeting set for Friday May 20th from 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. at the American Legion***


Note: Additional information including exact addresses will be available in a following release.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Baseball Field

At 4:47 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Oswayo Valley Elementary School Little League field for a baseball injury.

Margaret P. Stokes 79, of 938 Wolf Run Rd., Smethport, PA

Margaret P. Stokes 79, of 938 Wolf Run Rd., Smethport, passed away, Thursday May 5th, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences mat be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Rotary Announces “Healing Waters Fly-Fishing” Raffle

Rotary Announces “Healing Waters Fly-Fishing” Raffle

LEFT TO RIGHT: Ed Easton, Potter County Outfitters and Dr. Pete Ryan, President of the God's Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited

The Coudersport Rotary Club announced today that it has joined with Potter County Outfitters and the God's Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited in an effort to raise enough money to sponsor at least one disabled veteran participating in the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing retreat this year!

“Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing was started four years ago and provides 2 full days fly-fishing and fly tying instruction, as well as the opportunity to fly-fish at the Big Moore's Run Fish & Game Preserve. All meals, lodging, fly fishing gear and tying materials are provided at no cost to the disabled vets,” according to Dr. Pete Ryan, President of the God's Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

PRIZES INCLUDE: 1st Prize: Complete Orvis Fly Fishing Outfit, Clearwater II 9ft., 5wt. rod, Battenkill reel & line, 2nd Prize: ProLine Hip Boots, and 3rd Prize: Fly Fishing Vest (2nd & 3rd Prize may be selected @Potter County Outfitters).

RAFFLE TICKETS will be available at the Maple Festival (and) until the end of May at the COUDERSPORT AMERICAN LEGION and POTTER COUNTY OUTFITTERS (PCO) at the cost of $2.00 each!!! The Drawing will be held at PCO on Monday, May 30, 2011.

Those interested in the bulk purchase of raffle tickets, or in making a lump sum donation to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, should contact Pete Ryan, President, at (814) 274-7731 or David Saulter, Vice-President, at (814) 274-9763.

Repairs to Route 220 bridge over Route 6 start next week

Travel Advisory

Repairs to Route 220 bridge over Route 6 start next week


Steel repairs on the Route 220 Bridge over Route 6 in North Towanda Township, Bradford County are scheduled to start next week.

Work will be performed during daylight hours starting on or about May 11 and continuing through June 3.

Traffic on Route 6 (beneath the Route 220 overpass) will be shifted to the shoulder areas in both directions during construction. Additionally, the right shoulder of Route 220 northbound will be closed at the bridge during the project.

This $85,000 contract will be performed by J. D. Eckman, Inc. to repair damages to the superstructure that occurred during truck crashes at that location.

Smethport to Represent McKean County at the PA State Envirothon

Smethport to Represent McKean County at the PA State Envirothon

The Smethport team of five students, consisting of Kyle Lightner, Felicia Alfieri, Steven Alfieri, Lauren Stratton, and Adam Groshek took first place overall at the “Wild” Envirothon held on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Keating Sportsmen’s Club in Smethport. This team will now go on to represent McKean County at the PA Envirothon being held at the Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove and Shikellamy State Park in Sunbury on May 24 & 25th..

This exciting academic event pit teams from McKean County School Districts of ninth- to twelfth-grade students against each other in outdoor situations that test their knowledge of the natural world. The event was sponsored by the McKean County Conservation Districts, Upper Allegheny Watershed Association, Lafayette Township Supervisors, and the Keating Sportsman’s Club.

During this hands-on competition, students may be asked to measure a tree…analyze water from a stream…or feel handfuls of earth to identify the type soil. They work as a 5-member team to answer questions of fact, and use their critical thinking to find solutions to reality-based situations, such as how to balance the use and protection of our natural resources through 5 stations.

The stations included: Forestry, manned by Stan Hess, DCNR Bureau of Forestry; Wildlife, manned by Len Groshek and Wayne Hunt from the PA Game Commission; Soil and Land Use, manned by Ben Renner, NRCS and Dave Stratton from the Farm Service Agency; Aquatics, manned by Todd Delucia, Cameron County Conservation District and the Current Event, Salt and Freshwater Estuaries, manned by Jim Clark, Penn State Cooperative Extension and Joan Biehler from the McKean County Planning Commission.

The winning McKean County team from Smethport (l-r) Adam Groshek, Lauren Stratton, Kyle Lightner, Felicia Alfieri, Steven Alfieri, and Chris Swanson, Team Advisor

Clinton County Bridgework Starts Next Week

Travel Advisory

Clinton County Bridgework Starts Next Week
Detours will be used for Fishing Creek Bridge and Hammersley Fork Bridge

Clearfield – Two Clinton County bridge replacements will get underway next week. The bridges will be closed and detours will be in place.

The detour for the Fishing Creek Bridge on Route 2004 (Mackeyville Road) will begin Monday, May 9. The detour for this closure uses Route 2004, Route 64, Route 220 and Route 2008. The Fishing Creek Bridge is in Lamar Township. This $2 million project replaces the current bridge with a new two-span concrete bridge.
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on the project, which will be complete next June.

The detour for the Hammersley Fork Bridge uses Township Road 545 (Hammersley Fork Avenue). The Hammersley Fork Bridge is in Leidy Township. This $1 million project replaces the current bridge with a new two-span concrete bridge.
The Velotta Company is the contractor on this job, which will be complete this October.

Members Recognized (Paul Harris Award Ceremony)

ROTARY MEMBERS RECOGNIZED
FOR HUMANITARIAN CONTRIBUTIONS


LEFT TO RIGHT: George Hults, Rotary Assistant District Governor, Robert “Smitty” Smith, Former Paul Harris Recipient, Fr. Elaine Silverstrim, Paul Harris Recipient (1st), Judge John B. Leete, Paul Harris Recipient (2nd), Pat Northeimer, Paul Harris Recipient (1st), Paul Herzig, Paul Harris Recipient (2nd), D. Bruce Cahilly, Former Paul Harris Recipient.

Four members of the Coudersport Rotary Club were recognized at the Club’s recently held Fireside Chat and Award Ceremony, including; Pat Northeimer and Fr. Elaine Silverstrim, each receiving their first Paul Harris recognition, and Paul Herzig and Judge John B. Leete, who were each honored with their second Paul Harris awards.

The Paul Harris honorees were recognized for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation Polio Fund; a project aimed toward eliminating the threat of Polio in third world countries, as well as their contributions to other worthy humanitarian projects. “In Rotary, we mean it when we say, ‘Service above Self’, and we realize that small gifts, given faithfully over time, add up to making a difference for all time,” stated Fr. Elaine Silverstrim.

Fr. Elaine Silverstrim is a 9-year Rotarian and a retired Episcopalian Priest who entered the priesthood after working in education and business. She currently serves as Rotary Treasurer and has spearheaded the development of the “Interact Club” of Coudersport; a Rotary-affiliated community service club for teens.

Pat Northeimer has been an active member of the Coudersport Rotary Club for 11 years and is a co-director and Clinical Director for Cole Care. Pat is also a registered nurse, enjoys the outdoors, working at Ski Denton as a ski instructor in her free time. Pat is a Rotary Board Member and has coordinated several successful fundraisers and events including the Annual Comprehensive Blood Draw slated for May 21st.

Paul Herzig first joined Rotary in 1987 and is the owner of the Laurelwood Inn together with his wife Christine. Paul had a prestigious background in law enforcement and education in California preceding his move to the Coudersport area. He is an avid musician and has been actively involved in the Potter Players theater group both as an actor and director. He has held many leadership positions in Rotary including multiple terms as President.

Judge John B. Leete has been an active Rotarian for 31 years and currently presides as Senior Judge after a 22-year career as the Common Pleas judge of Potter County. John has worked extensively in various youth projects including the Rotary foreign exchange student programs. He is a past Rotary President and Board member.

MVA Reported On Derrick Road

2 Car MVA
At 11:30 am on Thursday, Station 11 and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 157 Derrick Road for a 2 car MVA.

RECALLED

Motorcycle Accident On Rt. 6 West In Coudersport

Motorcycle Accident On Rt. 6
At 11:23 am on Thursday, Coudersport Dept. 48 & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the area of 604 Rt. 6 West for a motorcycle accident. Reported one rider injured.

On Scene--One lane blocked, Patient in Roadway.

Natural Gas Task Force To Meet

Gas Task Force: Pipelines, Water Quality

Next meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force will focus on two topics with far-reaching implications as the Marcellus Shale gas rush intensifies: pipelines and public water sources. The meeting is scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, May 10, at the Gunzburger Building Auditorium in Coudersport and is open to the public.

Featured program will be “Understanding Pipeline Infrastructure,” spotlighting information people should know as the construction of the smaller gathering lines from individual wells, as well as larger interstate distribution pipelines, intensifies.

Construction and inspection of pipelines is a complex issue with regulatory gaps. Townships and boroughs do have some power to regulate the location of pipelines and compressor stations to minimize their impact, while property owners should be aware of their rights when negotiating with companies seeking to locate pipelines or related facilities on private land.

Penn State Cooperative Extension educators will present details on these issues and others at Tuesday’s meeting.

“Much of this infrastructure has yet to be built, so we still have an opportunity to affect it,” Cooperative Extension’s Dave Messersmith said. “It’s going to be with us for a long time.”

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, a report will be presented on the launch of the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition. Its goal is to protect public water sources across Potter County from potential degradation from natural gas well drilling or other disturbances.

Initial focus of the new organization is a “risk reduction strategy,” which could include elements of public education, close liaisons with industry and/or township land use planning regulations.

The Charles Cole Homemaker program has desirable opportunities for per diem/call-in homemakers

HOMEMAKER

The Charles Cole Homemaker program has desirable opportunities for per diem/call-in homemakers to perform light housekeeping in client’s homes; assist clients with personal care including full, partial or bed bath; assist with food preparation including planning and shopping, etc.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent. A valid driver’s license and vehicle availability during scheduled working hours are required. Working hours vary and may be during the day, evening, or night. Schedule will include week-end hours. Experience preferred.

Homemakers are needed in the following communities: Austin, Coudersport, Emporium, Port Allegany, and Roulette.

If you live in any of these communities and have a few extra hours each day available in your schedule and would like to work for the Homemaker program providing help to residents in your community, please apply in person in the Human Resources Office at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. For more information, please call (814) 274-5431.

2011 Coudersport Youth Football

2011 Coudersport Youth Football
Pee Wee/Pony, Players/Cheerleaders Registration

Pee Wees = girls/boys 8-9 years of age
Pee Wee players/cheerleaders must be 8 years old and not turn 10 by August 31, 2011.
Ponys = girls/boys 10, 11 & 12 years of age
Pony players/cheerleaders must be 10 and 12 year olds must be in 6th grade and not turn 13 by October 31, 2011.
Tuesday, May 3, 2010 ~ 6:30-8:00 pm
Thursday, May 5, 2010 ~ 6:30-8:00 pm
Coudersport Elementary Cafeteria

****ATTENTION AUSTIN PLAYERS/CHEERLEADERS:

In order to accomodate Austin area parents of players/cheerleaders in Coudersport Youth Football there will be registration held in Austin! Here is the information:

Austin Area School
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 ~ 6:30-8:00 pm


FEE: $60.00 each player/cheerleader ($50 each for family)
*NOTE THIS FEE INCLUDES A $20 UNIFORM DEPOSIT TO BE
RETURNED WHEN THE UNIFORM IS TURNED IN AND
APPROVED BY CYF STAFF.
Please make checks payable to Coudersport Youth Football, Inc.
Registration fee after July 31, 2011: $70/child, NO family discount

If you have questions please call:
football~Cassie Morey 203-0096

cheerleading~Beth Redmond 203-0961

Coudersport Fire Dept. Dispatched For CO Activation

At 10:35 am on Thursday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 45 Hummingbird Road for a CO detector activation.

A Gift Of Love From A Little Girl With A Big Heart And Smile

Locks Of Love







Young Maddison Gietler, at the age of 5, has been waiting for this day for a few years. As you can see, she gave up quite a bit of hair, almost 11 inches. She was very excited and to know that it was going to someone less fortunate, made her even more happy. She likes her new hair cut because she has no more big hair snarls and no tears in the morning.

Rolling roadblocks on I-80 EB near Columbia County bridge work zone scheduled May 9

Rolling roadblocks on I-80 EB near Columbia County bridge work zone scheduled May 9

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. plans to set another round of bridge beams at the new bridge under construction over the Susquehanna River near Mifflinville on Monday, May 9 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The contractor, with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police, will be using a rolling roadblock setup so that the beams can be off-loaded from the I-80 eastbound river bridge to be set on the new bridge being built between the two existing river bridges. The rolling roadblocks will be set up between Lightstreet Exit 236 and Mifflinville Exit 242.

Traffic will be opened to two lanes after each beam has been off-loaded and the delivery truck leaves the roadway.

Each traffic backlog will be cleared out before the next beam is set.

There will be backups and delays, so motorists are advised to allow plenty of additional time for their travels or find an alternate route.

The contractor plans to set five beams during the day Monday.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Digital Camera with Curt Weinhold

How to Get the Most Out of Your Digital Camera with Curt Weinhold

Learn the proper method to maximize image quality from your camera. We will work with your point & shoot or your Digital SLR to learn how to input a scene or portrait image and progressing to downloading to the computer; save and edit picture files; both jpeg and RAW files; and explore software from premium priced Photoshop to free downloads for your computer. Please bring your camera, any extra lenses and a memory card. This course will be held at PCEC’s Galeton location on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost for the course is $29. Register today, minimum of 4 participants required. To register, visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-435-9490.

7 a.m. UPDATE re: Flooded state roads in North Central PA

7 a.m. UPDATE re: Flooded state roads in North Central PA

The following state highways are closed in north central PA at this time due primarily to flooding or flood damage:

Lycoming County
SR 2001 (Elimsport Road) in Brady Township, between Shaffer Path and Wise Road;

Northumberland County
SR 1025 (Shakespeare Road) in East Chillisquaque Township, between Route 45 and Hobbes Road (OPEN);

Tioga County
SR 2006 (Spencer Road) in Union Township, between Randall Road and Route 14 in Canton Township, Bradford County, (pipe washout), expected to remain closed until later this week;

SR 4017, Locey Creek Road north bound lane restriction, between SR 249 and Monkey Run (township road) in Middlebury Township;

Bradford County
SR 4007 (Mac Road) between Cemetery Road in Burlington Township and Codding Road/Hall Hill Road in Smithfield Township, one lane with self-regulating stop signs;

Recalls

California Firm Recalls Ready-to-Eat Fresh Salad Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Safeway Recalls Kabobs Made with Grape Tomatoes in Several States

Mastronardi Produce Voluntarily Recalls Grape Tomatoes Because of Possible Health Risk

California Firm Recalls Ready-to-Eat Fresh Salad Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Coudersport Ambulance To South West Street

At 1:41 am on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to South West Street for a medical call.

The Crittenden Presents Cinco De Mayo Thursday 5 to 8 PM

Barry Church Seeks Your Vote For Magisterial District Judge 55-4-01

Elect Barry Church
Magisterial District Judge 55-4-01


SHINGLEHOUSE – Barry L. Church has announced his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge for District Court 55-4-01 in the 2011 election. He has cross filed for the six-year seat which is being vacated by Barbara J Easton.

Mr. Church will bring to the position a diverse background from both the public and private sectors. His life experience gained as a business owner, local government official, community volunteer, and dealing with the many difficulties of family life in today’s society is unmatched by the other candidates vying for this position. Often the first contact in the legal system, the local Magistrate must deal with a multitude of complex issues and mitigating circumstances involving the citizens appearing before the court.

The senior of the four candidates, Church possesses the necessary combination of knowledge, maturity, temperament, common sense, and values to fulfill the duties of this demanding position. Knowledge can be gained thru education, wisdom is gained thru life experiences. If the circumstances and difficulties of everyday life necessitate that you or a loved one must appear before the court, or seek advice involving a personal situation, you would feel more confident knowing that the Magistrate can apply that wisdom and experience to his decisions or advice.

Voters should also consider the long term cost to the taxpayers when casting their ballot. This position is covered under the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System which is funded in part by the state taxpayers. Retirement benefits are calculated by a formula that includes a class of service multiplier, the number of years of credited service, the final average salary, and numerous other contributing factors. You will gain valuable insight into why our country is on the verge of bankruptcy when you research the benefit cost of a young retiree after serving only 20 years in this position.

Before you cast your ballot, become informed and consider the importance of this position. This Magistrate will be making potentially life changing decisions, and the life that is changed by that decision could be yours.

Church was the owner and operator of B. L. Church Construction for 30 years, successfully completing projects in multiple states on the East coast. He is currently employed by Campus Construction Management Group of Rochester, NY as a Project Manager / Contract Administrator responsible for school construction projects in several communities. He and his wife are also the owners of Shinglehouse U-Storit, a local self-storage facility.

Mr. Church has been a resident of Shinglehouse since 1977. He is married to Janette Lanphere Church and has two adult children and five grandchildren. He is a 1973 graduate of Bolivar Central School and attended Alfred State College in 1974-75.

He has been actively involved in local government his entire adult life, serving as a member of the Shinglehouse Borough Council for 29 years, with the last nine years as president. During this time he has served on the finance, personnel, water, sewer, and police committees. He has shared in the responsibility of writing, enacting and enforcing local laws and ordinances. Also during his tenure, he was instrumental in the reconstruction of the Borough Park and nature trail. This included acquiring all applicable grants, designing the majority of the facilities and voluntarily assisting with the construction of nearly all of the park infrastructure.

Mr. Church was a charter member and three-time past president of the Oswayo Valley Lions Club. For fifteen years he served as co-chairman of the Shinglehouse Fourth of July celebration, the Country Festival. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor recreational activities, golfing, and attends church on a regular basis.

Magisterial District Court 55-4-01 includes the voting precincts of ; Allegany, Clara, Genesee, Hebron, Pleasant Valley, Roulette, North Sharon, South Sharon, and Oswayo Townships; Shinglehouse and Oswayo Boroughs.


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