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Thursday, June 30, 2011

CCMH received the following charitable donations through June

Gifts were made in memory of Donna Knight by Claud Knight; in memory of Terry Trayer by Anita and Brian Trayer, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc., and Thomas and Debra Stavarski; in memory of Kathy Sallade by the Kathy Sallade Memorial Tournament; in memory of Robert Nichols by Peter and Gloria Rinehuls; in memory of Melissa Merrick by Cheryl Phelps, Aggie Nolder, Pat Boyer, Jeanne Hawkins, Addie Gates, Ruth Roboski and Elizabeth Staub; in memory of Carlton Haskins by Citizens and Northern Coudersport branch, and Arnold and Billie Haskins; in memory of Emily Plain by Bonnie Healy, Wanda Hemphill, and Cathy and Dean Dow; in memory of Dale Pye by Janice Walters, Jamie Evens, Ed Pitchford, Kathy Nordquist, Kim Cooney, Amy Boardman, Phyllis Glinkowski, Betty Wilson, Lorrie Jandrew, Michael and Karen Callahan, Micki Jones, and Cathy Collins; and in memory of John Goga by Bonnie Healy. Additional donations were made by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, CCMH Auxiliary, and the Progressive Insurance Foundation. For more information about giving at CCMH, or to make a donation, visit http://www.charlescolehospital.com/ or call 274-5204.

CCMH Support Groups

A Hospice Clinic will meet July 6 and 20 (every other Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital's Home Health and Hospice office. The meeting provides a variety of information for doctors, nurses, families, personal caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about area hospice services. Call 814/274-0384 for more information.
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Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host a fibromyalgia support group at 6 p.m. July 11 (the second Monday of each month) in the hospital conference room.Terri Cooney leads the group to provide support and education to patients, family, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about fibromyalgia. The group provides coping strategies and moral support as well as boost awareness about the illness. Since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2005, she has researched the illness extensively, including various treatment options.  Cooney is a retired high school English teacher with 16 years of experience. She is also a Reiki master and teacher and is experienced in a number of mind/body therapies such as meditation, biofeedback, yoga and hypnosis. For more information, contact Cooney at fibrofog@mail.com or 814/225-4400.
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Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host a breastfeeding support group at 5:30 p.m., July 7 at the hospital’s obstetric unit. Moms and babies are invited for an evening of fellowship, sharing, and a time to ask questions. Expectant mothers can tour the OB unit prior to the meeting at 5 p.m. For more information, call 274-9301, ext. 1243.
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Citizens & Northern Bank 2012 Calendar Photo Contest

Citizens & Northern Bank is looking for images that capture the beauty of its market area of Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and the Canisteo-Hornell region of Steuben County in New York. Photos from all four seasons are needed. A panel of judges will select the winning photos, which will be published in the 2012 C&N calendar on a non-exclusive basis.

 A total of 13 photos will be selected - one for each month - and the Grand Prize winner, which will be published on the calendar's cover. The C&N alendar is widely anticipated each year and is distributed through our 26 offices in Pennsylvania and Canisteo and Hornell, NY. Each winner will receive a cash prize

Only amateur photographers are eligible to enter our contest.


Entry forms and rules are available at all Citizens & Northern Corporation offices and on our website’s Blog: http://blog.cnbankpa.com/
 
Questions concerning the contest may be directed to Yvonne Gill, 570-724-0247 or by email: yvonneg@cnbankpa.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Driftwood Car Crash

A Driftwood man was injured in a crash at 5:15 am Tuesday morning on Route 555 in Gibson Township, Cameron County.

William A. Tompkins, 60, of Driftwood, PA, was traveling east on Route 555 when he fell asleep while negotiating a right hand turn in the roadway. His 2003 Chevrolet Silverado struck a dirt embankment off the north berm.

Tompkins then drove to his residence and contacted Sinnemahoning EMS who transported him to Elk Regional Health Center for treatment of moderate injuries.
State Police said Tompkins will be charged with Careless Driving.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Police Reports

State Police are investigating a report of a prowler at 11:37 pm on June 25th at 907 Sizerville Road in Shippen Township. Rick Copp, Jr., Emporium, PA, is reported as the victim.
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A travel trailer camp owned by James Fragale, Emporium, PA, and located at the south entrance to Old North Creek Road on Route 46 in Shippen Township was broken into between June 23 aqnd June 25. State Police are investigating.
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Unknown Actor(s) removed two cases of Miller Lite beer from the fridge after forcing the rear door open to a camp owned by Fred Manginell of Emporium and located at 700 Waldy Run Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

The burglary occurred between 6-19-2011 and 6-24-2011. State Police are investigating.
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Unknown actor(s) Entered Camp Shamrock on Mason Hill Road in Lumber Township, Cameron County between May 28 and June 24, 2011.


The actor(s) gained entry to the camp by prying 2 lock hasps off the door. Nothing was discovered missing from the camp. Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321. Trooper Farabaugh is the investigator.
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Troopers are probing a burglary that occurred last Thursday night at a residence located on Township 316, 1 mile east of Township 318 in Shippen Township, Cameron County.


Unknown person(s) pried open an entrance door to the residence of Clifford D. Singer, Emporium, PA, and once inside, removed a pair of jeans containing Singer's wallet. The persons then proceeded to Singer's vehicle that was parked in his driveway and pried open a rear window, removed two packs of cigarettes and fled the scene.

The value of the stolen items is $458.00 and damage was $125.00. Investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321. Cpl. Michael A. Ireland is the investigator.
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Officers from PSP Emporium are investigating a theft by deception that occurred at various locations throughout Portage Township.


The known suspect sold items for a fundraiser and the money was never turned in nor the product given to the victims. The investigation is continuing.

Country Blessings Sale

Country Blessings sale this will be... all BELTS and PURSE  will be 50% for the week 6-29. Country Blessings appreciates the support of the community and wants to remind them THIS Saturday, July 2 we will be open from 9a.m. ti noon!
Look for the Open Flag out front. We are located in the Cristian Center in Emporium (aka...the old 4th street school). The address is 240 East Street Emporium. If you need to contact us please call 486-1841 ext.1. Some one will be more than happy to help.

Free skin cancer screenings @ CCMH Patterson Cancer Care Center

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s oncology and medical staff will provide free skin cancer screenings from 7:30-9:30 a.m., July 23 at CCMH’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. Light refreshments will be served. Call 877/274-8200 for an appointment

CCMH Earns Joint Commission Accreditat​ion

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for accreditation for its critical access hospital, Medicare/Medicaid certification-based long term care, and home care programs.  CCMH achieved its most recent accreditation following rigorous on site surveys for each of the programs in March in which the hospital again demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for quality and safety.

 CCMH has sought Joint Commission accreditation for more than 20 years. Accreditation is earned following an unannounced, on site survey in which a team of expert surveyors evaluate the hospital, long term care unit and home care to determine standards of care for patients including safety, infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.  “This is another validation of the high quality of healthcare that Charles Cole Memorial Hospital provides to our community,” said Cindi Hardesty, CCMH vice president and chief nurse executive. “We can be very proud to work here where quality and safety are the priorities.”  “It is an honor to once again be accredited by The Joint Commission, an internationally recognized leader in the development of standards to assess the quality and safety of healthcare delivery,” said Lucy Lajcsak, CCMH patient safety officer. “Attainment of accreditation for all of our programs not only demonstrates the hospital’s compliance with rigorous accrediting standards and its commitment to excellence, but also the dedication of the entire workforce and medical staff to a common purpose - to provide safe, high quality care to those we serve.” 

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more at http://www.jointcommission.org/

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cameron County High School Pool Notes

                         Cameron County High School Pool Notes


Swimming lesson sign ups posted at the pool.

Water aerobics begin approximately 5 p.m.

Swim Team practices are 6 - 7:30 pm.

The 1st half hour is diving practice.

                 Swim Meets

June 30 home vs. Port & Coudersport (Tri meet)

July 5 Cameron Co. at Bradford

July 7 Cameron Co. at Smethport

July 12 home against Bradford and Coudersport

July 14 Cameron Co.  at Port

July 19 at Coudersport.

All of our meets will be tri meets since Coudersport and Emporium are the smallest teams and Coudersport just started a team again this year.

All meets start at 6 pm

Championships will be in Bradford this year..

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Theft from a motor home in Driftwood

A theft from a motor home in the Borough of Driftwood is under investigation by State Police.

Unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered a 1975 Dodge motor home owned by Jeffrey Smeal of Driftwood, PA, between June 12 and June 21 and removed miscellaneous tools from it. The value of the tools was estimated at $115. and damage to the motor home at $75.00.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321. Trooper David A. Surra is the investigator.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Austin D. "Augie" Kowell

Austin D. "Augie" Kowell, 78, of 84 Valley View Rd., Emporium formerly of Monessen died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys Wednesday, (June 22, 2011) afternoon.


He was born February 23, 1933 in Monessen a son of the late Paul and Mary Watovich Kowell. On January 3, 1960 in Emporium he married Janice Broker Kowell, who Survives. He and his wife were married over 51 years.

He graduated from Monessen High School and served with the US Army reserve. Augie had worked at Sylvania, for over 38 years, where he was a tool and die maker. He later worked at Caldwell Corporation for 10 years. He was a member of the American Society of Tool Engineers (ASTE). He was a the owner of the former Kowell Family Restaurant in Emporium and also the caretaker of Newton Cemetery for over 21 years. He had been a member of St. Johns Russian Orthodox Church in Monessen. He was a avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

Surviving:
In addition to his wife Janice Broker Kowell
Son: Daniel Kowell, Emporium
Daughter: Kim, Mrs. Dave Hallowell, Emporium
Daughter: Jackie, Mrs. George Sams, Emporium
4 Grandchildren
Sister: Anna Mae Kerr, Monessen, PA
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Paul and Mary Watovich Kowell
2 Brothers: Paul and Joseph Kowell

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium on Friday from 6-8 PM followed by the Funeral Service at 8:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following the funeral.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ArtFest Features Activities for Children

Budding artists will have the opportunity to create masterpieces during ArtFest on Saturday, July 2. Volunteers of the Community Chest will man booths while children paint rocks, make Uncle Sam hats, or receive tattoos in the form of face painting! The booths will be located on North Broad Street and will be open 10am-4pm. Students in the The Skills for Life Class will display stained glass projects on North Broad Street.


Many non-profit groups from the community will also be selling items. Sylvan Heritage Council will have fresh lemonade, mint tea, strawberry shortcakes and pottery highlighting Emporium and Cameron County. CCHS cheerleaders will offer popcorn covered in chocolate or caramel. The Men’s Club will serve up hotdogs, The Baptist Church will dip ice cream, the Fair Association will have funnel cakes for sale and Storm Football volunteers will make hot sausage sandwiches.

The booths will be open 10am-4pm. Activities will then begin at the Cameron County High School with fireworks to blast off at dusk.

Helen L. Dale

Helen L. Dale, 67, of 4 Front St., Apt #4, Emporium died at her residence on Monday evening (June 20, 2011).

She was born May 18, 1944 in St. Marys a daughter of the late Harold and Francis Linsey Bailey Haskins

She married Dave Dale of Emporium, who survives.
Mrs. Dale was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Surviving: In addition to Dave Dale
Daughter: Dana B. Moore and her husband Raymond, Myrtle Beach, SC
Son: Daniel Eckenroad, Myrle Beach, SC
Son: William Eckenroad, PA
Several Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Harold and Francis Linsey Bailey Haskins
Son: Dwayne Eckenroad
Brother: Harold Bailey

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce St, Emporium on Monday (June 27, 2011) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Gary Atkinson, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Donahey Cemetery, Halton, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Sunday, June 19, 2011

William L. "Triple P" Summerson Sr.

William L. "Triple P" Summerson Sr.


Saturday, June 18, 2011



William L. "Triple P" Summerson Sr., 81, 214 Columbus St., St. Marys, died Friday at the home of his son, William Summerson Jr., Cuneo Road, Kersey.

Born Oct. 10, 1929, in Sterling Run, he was a son of the late Fred Leroy and Mary Devling Summerson. He was married to Jo Ann Means July 5, 1954, in the Shiloh Presbyterian Church. She preceded him in death July 29, 1997.

He retired from the Bureau of Reclamation and had also been employed at the Mallery Lumber Company in Emporium and at Keystone Carbon Company.

He attended Sterling Run Schools and lived in St. Marys since 1992.

He was a veteran, having served in the Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6221 in Emporium. He enjoyed traveling, his trips to Salamanca, and being with his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth (Lisa) Wehler of DuBois, two sons, William L. (Melissa) Summerson Jr. of Kersey, David M. (Lynn) Summerson of Emporium; a sister, Bibanna Park of Emporium; three brothers: Donald Summerson, of Dover, Robert "Jerry" (Cindy) Summerson of Cameron, Steve (Marge) Summerson of Emporium; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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SUMMERSON: William L. "Triple P" Sr., St. Marys, died June 17, 2011. Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home in St. Marys. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Loren Conklin officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will be in St. Marys Protestant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Elk Unit, P.O. Box 403, St. Marys, PA or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Kenneth E. Rees

Kenneth E. Rees, 74, of 218 Summit St., Austin, PA died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Friday night (June 17, 2011)


He was born September 9, 1936 in Costello a son of the late Roberta Rees Cooney.
On March 12, 1955 in Coudersport he married Janice Williams Rees, who Survives.

Mr. Rees graduated from Austin High School. He retired from Walmart in St. Marys where he worked for over 9 years. He enjoyed carpentry work.

Surviving
In addition to Janice Williams Rees
Daughter: Roxana, Mrs. Terry Setzer, Austin
9 Grandchildren
23 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Joan, Mrs. Wesley Plotts, St. Marys
Sister: Susan Cooney, Austin

Preceded in Death By
Mother: Roberta Rees Cooney
Step father: William Cooney
Son: Kenneth "Scotty" Rees, Jr.
Son: William K. Rees
2 Grandson: Brian Plant & Nathan Setzer
There will be No Visitation.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the Reesville Cemetery, Costello.

If desired, Memorials may be made to Austin Ambulance Service, 42 Main Street, Austin, PA 16720

Saturday, June 18, 2011

EVFD In Ridgway Parade

Last Saturday, we noticed these three fine young men from Emporium in the Ridway Firemans Parade.
Josh Cool, Doug Cook & Chad Olay. Hats off to you and all the volunteers that serve our area.
Several others from CC also participated in the parade.





Friday, June 17, 2011

Take a Wine Walk in Emporium

Emporium downtown merchants will celebrate Weekend in the Wilds on Saturday July 2 with a Wine Walk in the Wilds. Pre-registration is underway today with a limited number of tickets available. The pre-event price is $20.00 and the day of event price increases to $25.00.


“Emporium Water Company and Mountain Country Energy Services Inc. are co-sponsoring the event along with the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce,” explains executive director Tina Johns Lorson. This event will take place along Fourth Street inside businesses. The businesses participating include Pizza Palace Place, Cameron’s Beauty Salon, Fox’s Pizza Den in Emporium, Aroma Café & Restaurant, Chateau Soleil, Floor Masters Inc. and Cabin Kitchen. The chamber will offer a variety of home-made wines for tasting. At each location at least two types of wine from various wineries will be available for sampling along with appetizers.

The event will begin at 3pm and continue until 6pm. Participants must register at the chamber office and show identification with a birth date. No one under the age of 21 will be allowed to participate. Once registered, participants will receive a souvenir wine glass and wrist band. Johns Lorson says, “This event again focuses on local businesses. Participants will have the opportunity to visit with the owners of the businesses and see what they have to offer.”

Glasses can be reserved by stopping in at the chamber office, or calling 814-486-4314. Phone reservations with a credit card are accepted. In conjunction with the Wine Walk in the Wilds, a wine basket will be raffled off. It will include wine from the area, hand painted glasses from artist Marie Fannin and a wine bottle holder from woodworker James Degler.

CCMH Release Meeting Times

A summer solstice ceremony will be held at the Patterson Cancer Care Center’s labyrinth from 4:30-5:15 p.m., June 21. Participants are welcome to attend for a mediation walk and as a way to celebrate summer. Anyone that can bring creeping thyme, are asked to do so to add to the landscape.
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Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host Grief Connection, a bereavement support group, at 7 p.m. June 28 at the Patterson Cancer Care Center. Meetings are informal and open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information, contact facilitator June Buckler at 647-8618.
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A cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. June 20 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.
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Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will hold prepared childbirth classes from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 13 through August 17, at CCMH’s Wellness Center in Coudersport. The classes will outline labor, birth, postpartum, positioning and comfort measures, relaxation, labor support, communication skills, problems that may occur, anesthesia, and breastfeeding. To register, call 814/274-8200.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Frack Water Treatment Plant to be Built

Jeff Ream, Vice President of Engineering firm Gannett Fleming, Inc. Clearfield, Pa.,
comments on treated fracking water that will be dispersed from the proposed new
treatment plant in Lawrence township.
Jeff & his family reside in Cameron County, PA.


Frack Water Treatment Plant to be Built

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Charges Filed

Trooopers at Emporium reported that an Emporium woman faces several charges following an investigation of domestic violence at the residence of Philip Brown on June 12.


Patricia A. Brown, 50, of East Second Street, Emporium, PA was charged with Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Trespass, Simple Assault, and Harassment in the incident on Hillcrest Drive in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

She will answer the charges in District Court 59-3-01.

Pepsi Machines Damaged

Pepsi vending machines at the Cameron County Little League Complex and Grom's Car Wash located along Rt. 155 in Shippen Township were damaged when unknown actor(s) either broke into the machine or attempted to early this week.


Troopers said one machine was successfully entered and $300. in change was stolen. In all 4 machines were damaged causing $468. in damages to the machines owned by Pepsi Beverage Company in St. Marys, PA, and a $300. loss of money to the Cameron County Little League.

The incidents occurred overnight on June 12/13. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321. Trooper First Class Harmon is the investigator.

Evelyn J. Kavulic

Evelyn J. Kavulic, 88, formerly of Emporium, died Friday, December 10, 2010, in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born October 22, 1922 in DuBois, she was the daughter of Andrew and Margaret Mould Watt. On November 2, 1945 in Port Allegany, she married Martin N. Kavulic who died December 1, 1988.

A longtime resident of Emporium, Mrs. Kavulic relocated to Limestone, NY in 1990 to be near her daughter.

Mrs. Kavulic was employed for many years by The Warner Hotel in Emporium as a waitress until the hotel was closed. In 1964 she went to work for Penn Vend in Emporium and was employed there for many years until they also closed.
Mrs. Kavulic attended the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.

She is survived by: one son, Frederick (Catherine) Kavulic of Henniker, NH; one daughter, Phyllis Montgomery of Allegany, NY; four grandchildren, Janet (Don) Sutton of Hinsdale, NY, Kellee (Chris) Gangemi of Concord, NC, Jessica (Mike) Brandow of Jamestown, NY, and Sgt. Jesse Montgomery of Fort Drum, NY; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kavulic was predeceased by six sisters and four brothers.

Visitations with video tribute will be held in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 11 a.m.-12 noon at which time a Memorial Service will follow with the Rev. Gary Atkinson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial was in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Evelyn’s favorite charity, the McKean County Special Olympics, PO Box 101, Bradford, PA 16701.

CCHS School Pool


The CCHS pool is open!

Come out and enjoy the water & great weather.
Hours are 11am - 7 pm, 7 days per week, weather permitting.
Our pool has the lowest prices around for a summer pass.
Family ~ $37, Family & Sitter~ $42, Adult~$27, Student~$22
Daily ~ $2 per adult, $1 per student.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hit & Run In Emporium Borough

A hit & run crash in Emporium Borough Monday afternoon at 4:16 pm has troopers seeking a gold or light brown extended cab pickup truck that fled the scene.


Trooper David A. Surra said the crash occurred as Loren M. Foltz, 39, of Emporium was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Pickup east on Route 120 near Pine Street in Emporium Borough when the gold or light brown extended cab pickup truck (unknown make or model) traveling west crossed the center line into the eastbound travel lane striking Foltz's vehicle.
The hit & run pickup truck continued west on Route 120 and fled the scene without stopping. The truck was driven by an unknown white male.

Foltz's vehicle sustained minor damage. Foltz was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

The unknown pickup truck may have damage to the driver's side door area. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Car Rolls 4 Times On May Hollow Road

All three occupants of a 2005 Subaru Legacy were wearing seat belts and escaped serious injury when the vehicle rolled over 4 times on May Hollow Road in Shippen Township on Sunday at 6:30 pm.


Timothy R. Cowell, 23, of Emporium, PA was driving south on May Hollow Road when he lost control on the soft shoulder while driving downhill around a curve in the roadway. His Subaru left the west side of the roadway and rolled 4 times before coming to final rest.

Cowell and passenger Ryan H. Bainey, 22, of Emporium sustained minor injuries, but declined transport by Emporium Ambulance. Passenger Hanna J. Johnson, 20, of Driftwood was not injured.

Cowell will be cited for Driving Too Fast For Conditions.

Theft of Old West Creek Road

State Police would like to remind people to keep their vehicles locked.


Sunday night into Monday morning, Unknown actor(s) removed various items from vehicles on Old West Creek Road in Shippen Township owned by Amanda M. Harris and Cole Edward Labrozzi.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Traffic Mishap on 4th Street

This afternoon a minor traffic accident occurred in 4th street across from the Radio Shack.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and neither was injured Monday at 2:30 pm when their vehicles were involved in a crash at 4th Street at Cherry Street in Emporium Boro.


Timothy Reynolds of Emporium, PA was driving a 2004 Suzuki Sidekick and was stopped in a line of traffic.
Clifford Akins, Emporium, PA, driving a 1990 Dodge truck, impacted the rear of Reynolds' vehicle.

The Suzuki was driven from the scene. The truck suffered disabling damage.
Charges are pending against Akins.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Annabelle G. Platt

Annabelle G. Platt, 97, of Sweden Valley Nursing Home, Coudersport formerly of Emporium died at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport on Saturday (June 11, 2011) morning.


She was born June 26, 1913 in Wharton, a daughter of the late Lewis and Sylvia Sunderlin Wilson. She married the late Ira Platt.
Mrs. Platt had worked for several years at Sylvania. She loved flower gardening.

Surviving:
Daughter: Lila Sassman and her husband Bernard, Erie
Two Grandchildren: Allan Sassman and his wife Carol of Erie
Terri, Mrs. Will Thompson, Duncansville
6 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Granddaughter

Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Lewis and Sylvia Sunderlin Wilson
Husband: Ira Platt who died in1988
Son: Ira in infancy
Brother: Martin Wilson
Sister: Isabelle Sherman

There will be No Visitation.

A Private Funeral Service will be held at Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium
Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, June 10, 2011

CameronCounty RecCenter @ MemorialHall

Reminder for Cameron Co. youth & parents: Summer 4-H Clubs to start soon:sign-ups open to all youth ages 8-18, & 5-8 for Cloverbuds. C.C. students should have received flyers at school. We have extra at the Rec Center and the Penn State office. 14 different clubs this summer-2 new clubs: Outdoor Sports: kayaking, fly tying, photography, geo caching & more! Reach for the Stars: astronomy club.(scholarships available)

CCHS Pool Open

School out ~ summer is here ~ and the high school pool is now open!  Come out & enjoy the swimming!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mary Jane Pleak


Mary Jane Pleak, age 89, of East Sixth Street, Emporium, died Monday, June 6, 2011, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.


Born October 12, 1921 in Port Allegany, she was the daughter of the late George and Ann Sullivan Holden. On June 28, 1947 in Coudersport she married Horace C. (Bud) Pleak who survives.

She was a US Navy veteran having served in the WAVES during WWI, officially the US Naval Reserve (Women’s Reserve) but the acronym from Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service is the recognizable name. Before her marriage she was employed as a secretary by Sylvania Electric in Emporium, and was later employed part time for attorney John Gresimer, also in Emporium.

Mrs. Pleak was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium where she also served as secretary of the Cemetery Association for over 30 years. She was an avid bridge player and as a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club she was the Thursday Bridge Club coordinator for many years and also taught many others the game.

Surviving in addition to her husband are: two sons, Robert G. (Joanne) Pleak of Salinas, CA, and Andrew Pleak of New York City; three daughters, Mary Ann Weber of Billings, MT, E. Jane Pleak-Alquist of Statesboro, GA, and George Ann Pleak of Emporium; three grandchildren, Kathleen (Betsy) Weber and Daniel Weber of Santa Barbara, CA and Jesse Weber of San Francisco, CA; and two sisters, Pauline Lewis at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and George Ann Holden at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor in Emporium.

Visitations with memorial tribute will be held Friday, June 10 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where a Wake Service will be held at 6:45 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church with Father Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service or the Guy and Mary Felt Manor

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

David Roman Basketball Shooting Camp

The David Roman Basketball Shooting Camp will be held June 13 -17 @ CCHS


Boys Session
4th -12th grade
8 am - 11:45 am

Girls Session
4th - 12th grade
12:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Contact Rich Harrier for further information.
486-1967
814-952-8753

Monday, June 6, 2011

Therapeutic Touch Cancelled for month of June

Therapeutic Touch at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will not be held in June. It will be held again at 7 p.m., July 14 at the Patterson Cancer Care Center. For more information, call 274-9301, ext. 1487.

Neil E. Donovan

Neil E. Donovan, 86, of West Allegany Ave., Emporium, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.


Born March 18, 1925 in Olean, NY, he was the son of William and Iva Carlson Donovan. On July 5, 1952 in Emporium he married Charmaine Streich who died March 18, 2001.

A resident of Emporium almost his entire life, Mr. Donovan was a veteran of the US Navy having served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He was employed for many years as a lathe operator by Stackpole Corporation of St. Marys retiring in 1987.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium, VFW Post 6221 In Emporium, Emporium Country Club and Bucktail Rod & Gun Club.

Mr. Donovan is survived by: one son, David N. Donovan and wife Sheri of Emporium; two grandchildren, Darren Donovan and Cody Donovan also of Emporium; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitations with a video tribute will be held in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 4-7 p.m. at which time Funeral & Committal Services will be held with the Rev. R. Scott Melott, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Emporium, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Man Who Stole Car & Fled Into Woods From Rest Area Is Still At Large

Updated at 5:00 pm on Monday,--State Police report that the car thief that fled into the woods near the Elk-Cameron line Sunday is still at large. While troopers have no information to suggest the man is still in the area, they caution residents to always secure their homes and vehicles.


Initial post -

State Police at Emporium have issued an alert to residents of Rt. 120 near the rest area at the Elk-Cameron County Line to be on the lookout for an unknown white male described as 5' 10", 175 pounds, with short brown hair, wearing jeans and a gray short sleeve or sleeveless shirt.

The man was found to be operating a stolen vehicle. At 9:48 am on Sunday, he fled the scene into a wooded area and has NOT been apprehended at this time. The stolen vehicle was recovered.

Area residents are asked to assure that their homes and vehicles are secure. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Fibromyalg​ia support group to meet

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host a fibromyalgia support group at 6 p.m. June 13 (the second Monday of each month) in the hospital conference room.


Terri Cooney leads the group to provide support and education to patients, family, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about fibromyalgia. The group provides coping strategies and moral support as well as boost awareness about the illness. Since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2005, she has researched the illness extensively, including various treatment options.

Cooney is a retired high school English teacher with 16 years of experience. She is also a Reiki master and teacher and is experienced in a number of mind/body therapies such as meditation, biofeedback, yoga and hypnosis.

For more information, contact Cooney at fibrofog@mail.com or 814/225-4400.

Reception for Dr. Bano to be held

A reception for Dr. Saira Bano will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., June 9 at the Emporium Health Center on Sizerville Road.


Dr. Bano and her family are relocating to the New York City area. The public is welcome to attend and wish her well in her new endeavors.

Blood Drive Thursday June 9th VFW In Emporium

Sunday, June 5, 2011

POLICE ALERT TO CAMERON-ELK RESIDENTS

State Police at Emporium have issued an alert to residents of Rt. 120 near the rest area at the Elk-Cameron County Line to be on the lookout for an unknown white male described as 5' 10", 175 pounds, with short brown hair, wearing jeans and a gray short sleeve or sleeveless shirt.


The man was found to be operating a stolen vehicle. At 9:48 am on Sunday, he fled the scene into a wooded area and has NOT been apprehended at this time. The stolen vehicle was recovered.

Area residents are asked to assure that their homes and vehicles are secure. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Emporium Restaurant Featured in Book

Centre County author, artist, biker, and “adventure eater” Ken Hull has spent years ridingm exploring and tasting his way across central Pennsylvania to find some of the coolest locally owned places for food, beer and coffee.


In his latest book, going LOCAL! Volume2: A Second Helping, Hull features the Aroma Café & Restaurant. He writes about owners Jill and Kirk Gibbs, quips that when he stopped in, Kirk was learning to get along “pretty well” in the kitchen and highlighted Open Mic Night, Friday Night Fish Fries and the Old Cats’ Coffee Club!

The book also talks about the scenic drives in Cameron County, and the fact that street parking is only 25 cents for two hours and that the county is free of food chains! Hull will make a return trip to the Aroma Café & Restaurant on Saturday July 2 during Weekend in the Wilds and ArtFest. He will have copies of his book available for purchase and will personalize the books.

CAMERON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce yearly golf tournament is set for Thursday June 9 at the Emporoim Country Club. “We have looked at other tournaments held in the region and made a conscious effort to keep the price reasonable”, said Tina Johns Lorson, executive director. The price per person is $35.00 and includes a round of golf, cart, beverage on the course and a dinner following the event.


Skill prizes will be awarded and there is the opportunity to take home major prizes for a hole in one.

Gores Auto Service in Emporium is offering a used vehicle valued at $10,000. Mountain Laurel Federal credit Union is offering an Alaskan cruise for two.

“The tournament is held to raise funds for buy local promotions and provides an excellent networking opportunity”, according to Johns Lorson. Registration is open 10-11:30 at the Emporium Country Club, or by phoning the chamber at 814-486-4314.

The Beauty of Flowers

Friday, June 3, 2011

New CCHS Graduates!

Free cancer screenings to be held at CCMH

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s oncology and medical staff will provide free skin cancer screenings from 7:30-9:30 a.m., June 11 at CCMH’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. Light refreshments will be served. Call 877/274-8200 for an appointment

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Gertrude A. Smith

Gertrude A. Smith, 80, of 407 W. Allegany Ave., Emporium died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Wednesday (June 1, 2011) afternoon.


She was born June 23, 1930 in Emporium a daughter of the late William H. and Virginia Woodring Gibbs. She married the late Martin H. Smith. Mrs. Smith graduated from Emporium High School. She retired from Cameron Manufacturing where she worked for many years. She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren, especially Tasha & Trae.

Surviving:
Daughter: Linda, Mrs. Donald Armstrong, Florida
Daughter: Patricia Hunt, Emporium
Son: Thomas Smith, Emporium
Daughter: Joyce, Mrs. Glenn Lyon, Emporium
Son: James Smith and his wife Beverly, Emporium
Son: Michael Smith and his wife April, Emporium
17 Grandchildren
Brother: John "Mick" Gibbs and his wife Barbara, Emporium
Sister: Patricia Zofrea, Ohio
Sister: Mary Jane, Mrs. Dan Paterson, California
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: William H. and Virginia Woodring Gibbs
Husband: Martin H. Smith
Daughter: Mary Ann Smith in infancy
6 Sisters: Louise Rutz, Virginia Russell, Bessie Neenan, Lois Brown, Susan Kline & Nina Shadman
4 Brothers: Robert, William, Jr., James and Amsey Gibbs

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 -1:00 PM. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (June 4, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor of the Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.