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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Derrick City Firefighters Train For Interior Firefighting

https://www.facebook.com/DerrickCityVFD/posts/1699201003643827

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Englar Street

At 10:57 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Englar Street for a man ill.

Coudersport Dispatched To Vehicle Over Embankment

At 10:00 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Rescue And Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 132 Cress Lane for a vehicle over the embankment. The vehicle was reported to have struck guard rails in front of Morgan AMT, leaving from there and going over the embankment across from Cress Lane.
 Sweden Township Police Department

1 min ·12:00 AM

22:19 dispatched to a one vehicle crash, over the embankment and into a barn on E Second St near Cress Ln Sweden Twp.
After arrival and speaking with the witnesses, and the operator and discovering that the operator had crashed prior( Eulalia Twp)and coƱtinued E Bound.. Striking the guiderail several times before going over the embankment and into the barn ( Sweden Twp). 

PSP Cdspt handled the incident as one continuation of event that began in Eulalia Twp.

The operator was taken into custody and taken to CCMH as they furthered their investigation. Our Sweden Twp Unit remained on scene to gather witness information and to assist the Cdspt Fire/Rescue with traffic control. Removal of the vehicle was by Kightlingers.

Wilcox & Johnsonburg Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 219

At 9:51 PM on Saturday, Wilcox and Johnsonburg Fire & EMS have been dispatched to (Rt. 219) for a one vehicle accident.
Updated coordinates place this crash near 1529 Long Level Road.

Otto Township Accident On Looker Mountain Trail

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Otto-Township-Fire-Department/499227193506020

TONIGHT IS THE LAST NIGHT OF THE 2nd ANNUAL HAUNTED HAYRIDE!!


WANT A GREAT NIGHT OF SCARES,HAUNTS,AND TERROR????

Then come on down to the Austin Dam Memorial Park (the dam pavillion) tonight from 7:30pm-10:30pm

The Project Based Learning class of Austin Area High School is hosting its 2nd Annual Haunted Hayride tonight at the Austin Dam Memorial Park starting at 7:00 pm going up until 10:30 pm, It will have a vortex tunnel, a movie projecting on the dam, games, food and so much more!!

Austin Haunted Hayride is a tractor drawn scary dam hayride that will start after you've successfully completed the vortex tunnel. Then it will lead you down the dam's creepy haunted path with live scary scenes!!

**Warning**: You may end up on the person's lap next to you!

We look forward to seeing you!

Whole Foods Market Recalls Curry Chicken Salad Product Due to Possible Listeria Adulteration

Whole Foods Market Recalls Curry Chicken Salad Product Due to Possible Listeria AdulterationA Whole Foods Market establishment located in Everett, Mass. is recalling approximately 234 pounds of curry chicken salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

DuBois Central Catholic Takes First Place in BEST Robotics Competition

Members of the DuBois Central Catholic Team hoist their trophy in celebration of taking First Place in the BEST Robotics Competition at Penn State DuBois on Saturday.
DuBOIS – For the second year in a row, DuBois Central Catholic (DCC) has taken first place in the BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition held Saturday in the campus gymnasium at Penn State DuBois. Rounding out the top three schools were DuBois Area in Second Place, and the Wider School in Third Place. Taking the top spot in BEST means the team's performance in robotics, their engineering design notebook, marketing plan and other areas of the competition were all tallied and combined for a total score. All three of these schools will also advance to the Northern Plains BEST Regional Championships to be held December 3-5, at North Dakota State University.

BEST is a national robotics competition for middle and high school students. The BEST organization provides all necessary parts and equipment for teams to build a robot that they can use to run a course and perform specified tasks. The theme of this year's BEST was titled Pay Dirt, and based on deep mining techniques and the design, construction, and operation of the machines utilized in mining. The robots had to be built within a six-week time frame. During the contest, all teams ran the course, competing for the best times and course completion. Through participation in this project-based program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. The goal is to better prepare these students for further education and careers in STEM fields, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

"This is awesome, winning two years in a row," said DuBois Central Catholic student Pedar Garred. "We just tried to stay dedicated the whole year."

DCC's team mentor Ruth Pifer said, "It's the kids. They work so hard and never give up. They just kept believing the whole time. I'm so proud of them. They dig deep when they need to and inspire each other."

Awards were also given for performance in other specific areas, such as in the robotics competition only. For their performance on the robotics game field, DuBois Area took First Place, Ridgway Area claimed Second Place, DCC took Third Place, and Redbank Valley came in at Fourth Place.


Teams also compete and receive awards for other areas of the project, which include marketing, exhibition, sportsmanship, and team spirit. In addition to taking first place in the overall BEST Competition, DCC also claimed the Marketing Award, the Team Spirit Award, and the Best Team Exhibit Award. DuBois Area won the Best Engineering Design Notebook Award.

Other awards included the Best Team T-Shirt, given to DuBois Area; The Best Team Flag, awarded to DuBois Central Catholic; the Founders Award, earned by DuBois Area, Most Robust Robot, to DuBois Area, and Best Software Design, taken by DuBois Central Catholic.

All teams participating in BEST at Penn State DuBois this year included DuBois Area, DuBois Central Catholic, Redbank Valley, Clarion-Limestone, Wider School, and Ridgway Area.

"I would like to thank each of the teams for being here today," Penn State DuBois Chancellor Melanie Hatch said as she addressed the crowded gymnasium. "Your energy, enthusiasm and talent are literally vibrating off the walls."

Students from The Kurrent Youth Media Club in DuBois and the Digital Media Arts program at Jeff Tech collaborated with DuBoisTV to create an educational television production featuring the BEST teams as they prepared for the competition. It is hosted by local middle and high school media students. The show premiered on DuBoisTV (Comcast Cable Channel 19) on Friday, October 23, but is also available to view online at www.duboistv.net and www.thekurrent.org

More information about BEST at Penn State DuBois can be found at http://dubois.psu.edu/best

BEST at Penn State DuBois is made possible by Fairman Family Foundation, Comtec, Atlas Pressed Metals, Abbot Furnace, Miller Welding, Eastern Sintered Alloys, Symmco, and the Missile Defense Agency.

Remembrance Service For Deanna L. Earle Set For November 21 At Port Allegany Fire Hall

Port Allegany - Deanna L. Earle, 77, of, Smethport, formerly of Port Allegany, died Thursday (October 22, 2015) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

A remembrance” service will be held at the Port Allegany Fire Hall on Nov. 21 @ 1PM.

Memorials may be made to Port Allegany Star Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Port Allegany, PA 16743

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

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Standby For Bolivar

At 5:34 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance was dispatched to a standby assignment at Bolivar.

Kane Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash

At 4:03 PM on Kane Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 66 near J Lane for a one vehicle crash with two injuries.

Man & 2 Dogs Perish In Friday Evening Crash & Fire

http://www.northcentralpa.com/news/2015-10-24_coroner-statement-friday-evening-buckhill-rd-fatal-crash-lycoming-county

Last Days For S.W. Smith Library Bookmobile Before Winter Hibernation

The last days for the S.W. Smith Memorial Library Bookmobile to be in service before winter hibernation are October 28, 29, and 30. 

Bookmobile patrons can return books by bringing them into the library or depositing them in the library drop box at Smith's Hardware, Duke Center Superette, and Otto-Eldred Elementary School. Drop boxes will be monitored until November 13, 2015. 

The S.W. Smith Memorial Library Board is in the process of gathering volunteers to serve on a Bookmobile Committee to help with decisions on the future of our bookmobile. If you are interested in serving on the Bookmobile Committee, please contact the Library Director, Mary Grace Collier-Kisler, at 814-642-9210. Thank you!

Mary Grace Collier-Kisler
Director
SW Smith Memorial Library
Port Allegany, PA 16743

St. Marys Man Unhurt When Peterbilt Rolls On Side


State Police Investigating Theft By Deception In Emporium


Otto Township Dispatched To One Car Crash On Looker Mountain Trail

At 1:00 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Dept. & Ambulance dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Looker Mountain Trail in the area of Looker Lane.

Galeton Was Dispatched For Grease Fire At Acorn Market

@11:09 Galeton Dept. 10 dispatched, Box 10-2, 3 West St, in Galeton Boro, at the Acorn Market. Reported Structure Fire.

Reader reports a grease fire at this location. 

PA Permit Violations Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Tuscarora Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-10-19 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Tuscarora Twp, Bradford county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Tuscarora Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-10-19 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Tuscarora Twp, Bradford county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Join Us At Mosch's Tavern to Celebrate Our 1st Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 24th In Coudersport


Community Halloween Party At Sena Kean Manor Saturday, October 31st

www.senakeanmanor.com

Glenn C. Drake II Appreciates Your Support In The November 3rd Election

http://solomonsphotos.blogspot.com/2015/03/glenn-c-drake-ii-announces-candidacy.html

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Open Saturday & Sunday Noon 'till Dark

10-30 Online Auction Selling Genesee Hotel / Fire Station Contents And More

1890 Genesee Hotel Contents Antiques Collectibles - Vintage Popcorn machine - Building Supplies - Oak Flooring - Sign
(709 Lots)
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  • 790 Lots includes building materials, chairs, tables, vintage fire department equipment, marching uniforms, boots, assorted items too numerous to mention. Click on links above, see what's for sale & place your bids.
  • Auction benefits the Genesee Fire Department. 

Historic Antiques Estate Auction, October 24th At Carter's In Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

2015 Annual Barbershop Show Saturday, Oct. 24 at Coudersport High School

Auction Of Real Estate & Contents Of Former Grove House On West Creek Road In Emporium, PA

http://www.auctionzip.com/PA-Auctioneers/47592.html

Pike Township, Potter County, Seeking Roadmaster

10-31 Kane, PA, Real Estate Auction, Saturday, Oct. 31 At 11:00 AM On Location

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Deanna L. Earle, 77, of, Smethport, formerly of Port Allegany, PA

Deanna L. Earle

Port Allegany - Deanna L. Earle, 77, of, Smethport, formerly of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday (October 22, 2015) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

She was born Feb 25, 1938 in North Warren, a daughter of Harold S. and Louise J. Colussy Hermanson, She married George L. Earle on April 21, 1959.

Mrs. Earle was graduate of Port Allegany High School .

Deanna worked as bartender for the Park Hotel and at the Moose Lodge #460 both in Port Allegany.

She was very proud to be a Life member of the Port Allegany Star Hose Co. No 1, Ladies Auxiliary, Port Allegany and also a member of the Women of The Moose #2188, Port Allegany, PA .

She is survived by

one son: Jeffrey Earle of El Paso Robles, CA

one granddaughter Arial Stockton

There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held at a later date and time to be announced.

Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery

Memorials may be made to Port Allegany Star Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Port Allegany, PA 16743

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

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Chris Poorman Injured In Work Accident In Smethport

House Action for the Week of October 26, 2015

Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at PAHouseGOP.com.  Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP. 

The Weekly Schedule

Welcoming Nevaeh Tnes Richardson Born At Cole Memorial Hospital


Write-In Cathy Bowers For Potter County Commissioner On November 3rd


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Recalls

10/23/2015 03:19 PM EDT
Seaquest Seafood Corp. of Industry, California, is recalling its Dehydrated & Marinated Uneviscerated Fish as list below, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Vote Susan Kefover, Working Together To Make Potter County A Leader On Every Front

https://www.facebook.com/Potter-County-Commissioner-Susan-Sullivan-Kefover-1419422481691131/

Letter to the Editor/opinion

Webster’s defines hypocrisy as “the behavior of people who do things that they tell other people not to do.”

In a recent statement, Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-5) scolded Governor Tom Wolf for being in Washington to “raise campaign funds while our Commonwealth’s budget impasse now stands at 112 days.” As it turns out, Governor Wolf was in DC for a meeting with the PA delegation about rail safety (including Sens. Toomey and Casey), but GT’s outrage is an interesting sentiment from one of the members of Congress who was directly responsible for shutting down the government in 2013; a shutdown that furloughed over 800,000 federal employees and brought social security and veterans disability payments and benefits to a screeching halt.

GT called the Governor’s politics “near-sighted.” Near-sighted is the only way you could explain GT’s doing exactly the same thing for which he is criticizing Governor Wolf, and hoping no one will call him on it. While he was voting to shut down the government in 2013, GT continued fundraising for his reelection. He raised $9,554 between October 1st and October 16th; $5,000 of which was raised in one day. Can we say Fundraiser? While seniors were worrying whether they were going to receive their Social Security checks, 800,000 federal employees were furloughed and hundreds of social service agencies were working without the promise of payment, GT kept on fundraising.

After debating him nine times and listening to his defense of a dysfunctional Washington while running for the Congressional seat in 2014, GT’s hypocrisy is no surprise to me. His personally sharing with me that he thought the shutdown was a joke is what moved me to run in the first place. Statements like this demonstrate his lack of respect for his constituents. That he finished his scolding rant with an offer to “be in the room” to help Governor Wolf “further the process and assist with negotiations” would be laughable if it weren’t so insulting. Thanks GT, but… No thanks.

-Kerith Strano Taylor

Kerith Strano Taylor
http://www.kstforcongress.com/

Coudersport Ambulance To Academy Hill Road

At 3:11 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Academy Hill Road for a medical emergency.

Poles/wires down on West Street in Galeton

Galeton Borough Police Department
Please be advised, there are poles/wires down on West Street between the acorn and the intersection into the plaza. 
 
Please steer clear of the area until the fire department can get it cleaned up and cleared out. 
 
Thank you!

Coudersport Ambulance To Vine Street

At 2:41 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Vine Street for a medical emergency.

McCABE TO READ AT OLEAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dr. Nancy McCabe
BRADFORD, Pa. -- Dr. Nancy McCabe, director of the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will discuss and read from her work next week at the Olean (N.Y.) Public Library.

McCabe will talk about her most recent book, From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood work at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the library, which is located at 134 North 2nd St., Olean, N.Y.

During the summer of 2015, she presented talks and excerpts from the book at the International Children’s Literature Association Conference in Richmond, Va., and was a featured speaker at Laura Ingalls Wilder and Maud Hart Lovelace conferences in Brookings, S.D., and Mankato, Minn.

McCabe is a prolific artist with celebrated essays included in three anthologies published this year, “A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women’s Travel,” “Oh, Baby! True Stories about Conception, Adoption, Surrogacy, Pregnancy, Labor and Love,” and “Every Father’s Daughter: 24 Women Writers Remember their Fathers.”

“A Pink Suitcase,” edited by Janna Graber, will be published Nov. 2 includes McCabe’s essay “Threads,” which was first published in the Fall 2011 issue of the literary magazine Prairie Schooner.

Publishers Weekly gave special mention to McCabe’s essay in its review of “Oh Baby,” which was published this month. The essay, “The Baby Room,” is about returning with her teenage daughter to the village in China where her daughter was born. The essay also appeared as a preview of the anthology at Littsburgh: Celebrating Literary Pittsburgh.

McCabe is also the author of four full-length memoirs, most recently “From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood,” which is about the influence of classic children’s literature on childhood imagination and the way that landscapes and imagination intertwine.

For more information on McCabe, visit her web site, www.nancymccabe.net.

PITT-BRADFORD TO OFFER NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has created a new scholarship for international students, providing those eligible with $8,000 a year for up to four years.

The new Panther Scholarship for International Students was created for new and transfer international students who enroll full time at Pitt-Bradford and live on campus. This merit scholarship is not based on need.

“This is a great opportunity for international students,” said James Baldwin, vice president for enrollment management. “They recognize the University of Pittsburgh name and appreciate the prestigious Pitt degree, which we offer.”

In the last few years, Pitt-Bradford has seen an increase in its international student population. Currently, there are 32 international students enrolled at Pitt-Bradford from several countries, including China, Germany, South Korea, Nigeria, Gambia, Mongolia and Saudi Arabia.

To qualify, new admitted freshmen must enroll full time beginning with the fall 2016 semester. Freshmen also must have a secondary school cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 (U.S. equivalent), and a TOEFL score of at least 100. Additionally, incoming students must have an SAT score -- combined math and critical reading -- of at least 1,000 or an ACT composite score of at least 20.

Those students transferring from another international institution must also enroll full time beginning with the fall 2016 semester and live on campus. Additionally, the students will need to show proof of high school graduation, have an overall GPA from all other post-secondary institutions of at least 2.50, and have earned at least 24 credits. While transfer students must have a TOEFL score of at least 100, they do not have to take the SAT or ACT.

Students can keep the scholarship for four years at Pitt-Bradford as long as they maintain eligibility, which means their scholarship could total $32,000 over four years.

For more information visit www.upb.pitt.edu/PantherInternational or call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-872-1787.

I-80 Project in Union County Continues Next Week

Montoursville – This is the latest update on the 3.5-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 80 in Union County. The work zone is from Gray Hill Road overpass in White Deer Township to about 1 mile west of the Interstate 180 Interchange.

Next week, the contractor will install a traffic counter between the Interstate 180 (mile 212) and US 15 (mile 210) interchanges. Work will be performed between the hours of 7 A.M. and 5 P.M. Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday.

Lane restrictions will be in effect in both directions during daylight hours. At the end of each work day all lanes will be open to unrestricted traffic.

Motorists can expect delays, with the heaviest delays expected in the afternoon.

A Very Coudy Christmas Vendors Wanted

Vendor space is available for the craft show taking place on Saturday, November 28 from 9 - 3 at the Coudersport High School. 

So far 80 vendors are signed up and there are still 8-foot table spaces available in the hall for $25. 

Please email coudycraftshow@yahoo.com for a vendor application.

Bernice Sprout, 85, of Shinglehouse, PA Services Sunday

Bernice Sprout

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Friends are invited to call from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, for Bernice Sprout, 85, of Shinglehouse. A celebration of her life will follow at 5 p.m.

Mrs. Sprout’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

For further information, to express condolences or share a fond memory of Mrs. Sprout, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Mrs. Sprout’s full obituary can be found here.

10-25 Pink Ribbon 5K And Kids Fun Run Cole Memorial

www.colememorial.org

Coudersport Girls’ Volleyball Team Fights to Beat Breast Cancer 2015 Dig Pink

The Coudersport High School girls’ volleyball team hosted a 2015 “Dig Pink Event” on October 21. They also conducted fund raising efforts throughout the month of October for the Cole Foundation to benefit the Patterson Cancer Center’s patients plus, the School Superintendent Alanna Huck once again matched the dollar amount raised this year by the volleyball team. In addition, 50/50 raffle winner George Dubots kindly donated back the prize money for this cause.

Although October is the month that we bring awareness to this cancer, it is a cancer that is waging war on men and women each and every day. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most diagnosed cancer for women with approximately 220,000 new cases each year in the United States alone. It is the second leading cause of death among women with over 40,000 women succumbing to this monster each year. It is also important to note that approximately 2,200 men are diagnosed each year with breast cancer. Through generous donations like these, someday there may be a cure for this disease.

We most often hear of the battles lost to breast cancer however for the last two years the donations made by Mrs. Huck have been in honor of a survivor. This year, they recognized one of their own who has fought the battle and has come out a winner. The matching donation this year will be made in honor of Mrs. Amy Bradley who has worked in the Coudersport Area School District for the past 12 years as a special education teacher and now as a special education supervisor. Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer last November and has endured surgeries and chemotherapy to beat cancer.

According to Mrs. Huck, Amy remained up-beat and positive during the entire fight and came to work each and every day while fighting the disease. Not only was Amy committed to fighting the cancer, she remained committed to her job as a special education supervisor. “Cancer is a disease that takes away your dignity and Amy showed cancer that it was not stronger than she was in her fight. She may have lost her hair, lost some of the spring in her step but she never lost the reason that she was fighting. The reason to live.”

In addition to dedicating the volleyball game to Mrs. Amy Bradley, they paused to remember those who are fighting and those who have lost the battle. The total amount to be given to the Cole Foundation for the 2015 Dig Pink Event is $1,524.00.

Team Coach Patty Wilson stated, “I believe this is the most the girls raised for Breast Cancer Awareness. It just overwhelms me sometimes how generous people can be and Alanna’s continued support is just AWESOME!”

For more information about cancer services or donations for local patients, please call 814-274-5520.


Haunted History Tours Saturday 10-24 Benefits Coudersport Girl Scouts

The Coudersport Girl Scouts and The Hotel Crittenden are proud to host Haunted History Tours this Saturday evening.

Take a walking tour through downtown Coudersport with local historian David Costano.
(Two tours, departing the Crittenden at 6:30 & 7:15).

Hear stories of ghost encounters and strange happenings as you tour the Historic Hotel Crittenden.
(Multiple tours, as needed beginning at 6:00).

The Girl Scouts invite you to strike a pose at the Vintage Photo Booth featuring old time sepia photos with vintage props & leave with a keepsake photo.

Light refreshments available.

Choose one tour, $10 or both for $15.

Your donation helps send local Girl Scouts to NYC. Thank you for your continued support!

Dorothy I. Fortner, 58, of Lewis Run, PA

Dorothy I. Fortner
Dorothy I. Fortner, 58, of Lewis Run, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on August 6, 1957 in Coudersport to Paul K. Smith and Joyce I. Schoonover.

She attended Port Allegany schools.

She attended the Bradford Baptist Church.

She is survived by her father, Paul Smith of North Carolina; her mother, Joyce Courteau of Port Allegany; two sons, Craig Fortner of Smethport and Brian (Michele) Fortner of Bradford; two daughters, Crystal (Doyle) Harris of Sycamore and Angel (Matthew) Fenton of Lewis Run; three brothers, Paul Smith, Rick Barber and Steve Barber; one sister, Susan Smith and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Elsie Schoonover and one sister, Deborah Johnson.

At the family’s request there will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family has requested that information for donations for Dorothy’s final expenses can be inquired about at either the funeral home or by talking to a member of the family.

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

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

TONIGHT 10-23 & TOMORROW 10-24 is the 2nd Annual Haunted Hayride

WANT A GREAT NIGHT OF SCARES,HAUNTS,AND TERROR????
Then come on down to the Austin Dam Memorial Park

The Project Based Learning class of Austin Area High School is hosting its 2nd Annual Haunted Hayride tonight at the Austin Dam Memorial Park starting at 7:00 pm going up until 10:30 pm, It will have food, games, a vortex tunnel and so much more!!

Austin Haunted Hayride is a tractor drawn scary dam hayride that will start after you've successfully completed the vortex tunnel. Then it will lead you down the dam's creepy haunted path with live scary scenes!!

**Warning**: You may end up on the person's lap next to you!
We look forward to seeing you!

Memory Mate Pick-up at the Port Allegany United Methodist Church

Community Soccer Memory Mates can be picked up from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Port Allegany United Methodist Church. Swim Team Memory Mates can also be picked up at this time. Questions can be directed to Pam Fischer at 642-7514.

Causer Hosts Veterans Services Officer in Coudersport

COUDERSPORT – A veterans field service officer with the American Legion will be available at Rep. Martin Causer’s (R-Turtlepoint) office in Coudersport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, Oct. 29; Thursday, Nov. 5; and Wednesday, Nov. 18.

He will assist veterans with services such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits.

“Our veterans have given so much for us and for our country. The benefits we provide to them are a small token of recognition and appreciation for their service,” Causer said. “I hope area veterans will take advantage of this opportunity for assistance.”

Appointments are required and may be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to use the service.

Potter County: Successes Grow At Women’s Residential Rehabilitation Center

Potter County Today

womenscenterMembers of the Potter County’s Women’s Residential Rehabilitation Center Advisory Board met on Friday after an eventful month at the facility on the Northern Tier Children’s Home campus. Ten women have completed the treatment program and successfully re-entered society. Population is now at eight residents, with three more expected soon. Women who are court-ordered to the Harrison Valley facility receive comprehensive services designed to reduce their chances of re-offending. 

A project of the Potter County Board of Commissioners and Potter County Human Services, in cooperation with the court system and social services agencies, it’s the only center of its kind in the state. Advisory Board members heard Friday that multiple agencies and/or universities have expressed an interest in studying the center as a model for other county-based criminal justice alternatives. A deputy Pa. Attorney General has also requested updates.

residential-treatment-facilityBoard members were advised that administrators are proceeding slowly to assure that any gaps in the comprehensive rehabilitation program can be addressed. As the number of residents grows, staffing levels will be reviewed for possible additions. 

The center is open to non-violent women, many of whom are in need of substance abuse and/or mental health treatment, employability support, educational assistance and other services. They’re housed in a residential setting, where families are able to visit and participate in structured counseling sessions with the detainee. 

Potter County Judge Stephen Minor and District Attorney Andy Watson, along with defense lawyers, confer to determine if a woman offender is eligible for admission to the center as an alternative to jail. Advisory Board members reviewed advanced training conducted for the center’s staff, focusing on ethics and boundaries, administering medication, anger management/de-escalation, women’s health, motivational interviewing and employment options. 

Both Judge Minor and District Attorney Watson expressed their continued support for the center. Board members also discussed the formation of a separate committee to review disciplinary procedures and related policies, and they reviewed the Women’s Center handbook.

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Melissa Gee
State funding is covering the majority of costs. Additional operating revenue is coming from the admission of a limited number of out-of-county women. Cameron County is now sending women who meet admission criteria to the Potter County center and paying $65 per day for each resident. Discussions are being held with officials from Tioga, McKean and Elk counties. 

“Cost avoidance” is also part of the funding package. Potter County currently pays approximately $65 per day to send its female offenders to out-of-county jails, so operating the Harrison Valley center as an alternative is reducing those costs. The program complements the county’s “specialty courts” project, providing special handling of criminal cases involving alcoholics and other drug addicts; and a new re-entry initiative that involves one-on-one counseling of men who are being released from the Potter County Jail. 

Executive Director Melissa Gee and two caseworkers are responsible for coordinating a comprehensive schedule that includes access to drug, alcohol, mental health and educational services. Work release is available for some residents. Board members heard Friday that two women who were residents of the center have since been released and are employed full-time at a Harrison Valley business where they had worked while in residence.

Woman Accused of False Reporting Armed Robbery

By Frank Williams
WESB News

A woman, who was employed at the Save-A-Lot in Kane, is accused of stealing money from the grocery store after she called police and reported an armed robbery. 

Police say that 30 year-old Michelle Lesnick, while working as a cashier at the store, told them a man with a gun demanded that she give him all the big bills in her drawer. 

 Later a witness, who was with Lesnick, told police that she had more money she should and may have been involved in taking money from the grocery store. 

Lesnick is charged with receiving stolen property and making a false statement. She is in the McKean County jail on $5,000 bail.

Thompson Announces U.S. Department of Agriculture Grant for Diabetes Education and Prevention in 6 PA Counties

Washington, DC - U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-05) today announced the awarding of grant funds for a diabetes education program in six rural Pennsylvania counties. The funding, totaling $295,562 was awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the Pennsylvania State University’s Dining with Diabetes Program. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) those affected with diabetes had medical expenditures that were 2.3 times higher than those without diabetes. This has carried an estimated cost of $176 billion nationally in 2014. In addition to more than $69 billion in indirect costs, due to disability, work loss and premature death were attributed to diabetes in the same year.

“Diabetes is taking its toll on Pennsylvania’s populations, including those individuals in more rural counties. This program will continue to bridge the gap in community-based education programs, which will serve to assist rural and at risk populations,” Thompson said. “

“Participants in the Dining with Diabetes program will attend five weekly sessions and learn key diabetes-related medical information, including management of blood sugar through meal preparation, nutrition, and physical activity,” said Dr. Marilyn Corbin, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Science Programs with the Penn State Cooperative Extension. “We are grateful for Congressman Thompson’s support of funding for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture that enables us to serve six rural counties in Pennsylvania with diabetes education.”

Initially the program will be offered in six counties, selected from: Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Greene, Indiana, McKean, Potter and Venango. The two remaining counties will be added to the program for its second year.

Spanish-Owned Hardwood Veneer Manufacturer In Troy To Add 73 New Jobs

Bradford County, PA 
Oak Hill Veneer, Inc., a manufacturer of spliced hardwood veneer, will expand its operations in Troy, Bradford County, committing to the creation of 73 new, full-time jobs and the retention of 62 current positions over the next three years.

The company will construct a new 15,000-square-foot building and add a new line of veneer splicing equipment. In addition, Oak Hill will lease a 35,000-square-foot building in the same community where it will install a new line of manufacturing equipment to produce veneer board. The company plans to invest almost $2 million in the project.

Oak Hill Veneer is one of 18 companies owned by Spanish company Grupo Losan, which is exclusively dedicated to the manufacture of wood products for the furniture, decorative and equipment industries. Oak Hill Veneer specializes in cutting and splicing wood veneer in various thicknesses from the major American hardwood tree species. DCED’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) first worked with Grupo Losan in 2007 and made the introduction to Oak Hill Veneer when assisting them with locating a facility in Pennsylvania.

The project was coordinated by OIBD in collaboration with the Governor’s Action Team and the Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission.

Galeton Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Distribution Of Prescription Opiates And Heroin

Potter County Man Indicted For Distribution Of Prescription Opiates And Heroin

WILLIAMSPORT – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Williamsport returned a four-count Indictment charging a Galeton, Pennsylvania man with conspiracy to distribute, distribution, and attempted distribution of the prescription drugs, Oxycodone and Fentanyl, and heroin in Potter and Tioga Counties.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, on October 22, 2015, the grand jury charged David Piaquadio, age 58, Galeton, Pennsylvania, with distribution of Oxycodone pills and Fentanyl patches prescribed for him and other persons and covered by Medicaid and Medicare benefits. The Indictment also charges him with conspiracy to distribute and attempted distribution of those substances, as well as distribution of heroin purchased in Williamsport with the proceeds from illegal sales of the prescription drugs.

The federal investigation was conducted by the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant United States Attorney George J. Rocktashel has been assigned for prosecution.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

Veterans Day Dinner Set For Nov. 7 In Port Allegany

The annual Veterans Day Dinner will be held November 7 at 6 p.m. at the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial. The dinner is for veterans and widows of veterans. Sign up by calling the club at 642-2547 or stop by. There is no charge.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sunrise Ridge Road

At 11:23 AM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sunrise Ridge Road for woman ill.

Allegheny Coatings Expands, 50 New Jobs Projected


9:15 A.M.: I-80 EB Closed at Mifflinville River Bridge in Columbia County

10/23/2015
Montoursville – Motorists traveling on Interstate 80 are advised that the eastbound lanes are closed at mile 241 at the Mifflinville River Bridge in Columbia County. A tractor-trailer spilled its load on the highway.

Traffic is being detoured off the interstate at the 241 Interchange and will take Route 11 north to Route 2028 (Market Street) to Mifflinville and Route 339 south to I-80 at the 242 Interchange.

It is not known how long the closure will be in effect.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

10-31 Kane, PA, Real Estate Auction, Saturday, Oct. 31 At 11:00 AM On Location

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Auction Of Real Estate & Contents Of Former Grove House On West Creek Road In Emporium, PA

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Pike Township, Potter County, Seeking Roadmaster

Roulette Township Accepting Bids For This 1989 GMC Bucket Van Until October 23, 2015

Historic Antiques Estate Auction, October 24th At Carter's In Allegany, NY

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2015 Annual Barbershop Show Saturday, Oct. 24 at Coudersport High School