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Monday, December 31, 2012

Guy & Mary Felt Manor Visitor Precautions

ATTENTION ALL VISITORS
FLU SEASON HAS HIT CAMERON COUNTY.

WE HERE AT GUY & MARY FELT MANOR ARE TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP OUR RESIDENTS AND STAFF WELL. IF YOU HAVE BEEN ILL, NOT FEELING WELL OR HAVE HAD A RECENT FEVER, WE ASK YOU TO REFRAIN FROM VISITING OUR RESIDENTS, UNTIL YOU ARE WELL.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays !


Weather Advisory

http://www.weather.gov 

The risk for severe weather continues across the southeast tonight, including the risk for isolated tornadoes as a line of storms continues to march eastward. Back to the northwest, Winter Storm and Blizzard Warnings are in effect from Oklahoma and Texas all the way to Maine as a strong winter storm is forecast to drop over a foot of snow in some spots between this evening and the weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for
WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-TIOGA-
NORTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD...COUDERSPORT...
ST. MARYS...RIDGWAY...EMPORIUM...RENOVO...MANSFIELD...WELLSBORO...
LAPORTE
659 PM EST TUE DEC 25 2012
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...
* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.
* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN DURING THE MID-DAY HOURS ON WEDNESDAY
AND CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW WILL
TAPER TO SNOW SHOWERS LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler

 
Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler. 85, of Bucktail Trail died of cancer on Saturday, Dec.
22, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following an illness of the past year.
He was born July 3, 1927 in Harrisburg a son of the late Franklin Metzler Sr. and
Beryl Lavanture Metzler.
On May 31. 1981 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium, he married Sandra Kellner Metzler who survives.
Frank served in the U.S. Navy during WW II on the communications ship Catoctin as a
radio operator with the title of Electronics Technician Mate. At that time the U.S. was
preparing to invade Japan, which was expected to be an extensive battle, and crew
members were advised that only one out of six of them would return home. The mission
w'as discontinued when the war ended in August 1945 with the unconditional surrender of Japan. Frank was honorably discharged on July 15. 1946.
He was a graduate of Penn State University with a BS degree in Physics, and the
University of Pittsburgh at Bradtbrd earning a degree in computer science. At the time of
his death he was employed parl-time as an independent contractor at GE in St. Marys.
Employment history includes Bethlehem Steel in Steelton. Sylvania & GKN in
Emporium and Loranger Intemational in Warren.
Frank enjoyed hiking the Quehanna Trail, amateur radio, astronomy and studying
advanccd mathematics.
in addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, David and Glenn Metzler, and a
brother, Robert Metzler.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Franklin A. “Frank" Metzler will be held on
Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium.
There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Barnett Funeral l{ome, Inc.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

James E. Abriatis


James E. Abriatis, 65, of 6902 Route 120, Emporium died unexpectedly at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro on Friday (December 21, 2012) afternoon.
He was born September 30, 1947 in Castle Shannon, PA a son of the late Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis.
On October 29, 2011 in he married Beverly Crosby Abriatis, who survives.
Mr. Abriatis graduated from Cameron County High School. He served with the US Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Era. He was a heavy equipment operator who operated various machines. He was most happy while operating the equipment. Jim was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW. He loved NASCAR, Steelers, hunting and 4 wheeling. He coached girls softball for his daughters teams for many years and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving
In addition to his wife Beverly Crosby Abriatis
Daughter: Heather Hahn and her husband Cliff, Emporium
Daughter: Allyson Abriatis, Muskegon, MI
Daughter: Kelly Kriner, Emporium
Son: Adam Kriner, Emporium
Son: Matt Kriner, Emporium
5 Grandchildren James, Cameron, Cade, Reagan & Brayden
Brother: Paul "Sonny" Abriatis and his wife Donna, Emporium
Brother: Robert Abriatis and his wife Roseann, Mesa, AZ
Half brother: Ron Abriatis, Marienville

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (December 24, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 PM.

Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

James E. Abriatis

James E. Abriatis, 65, of Truman, died unexpectedly on  Friday afternoon, December 21 at the Sailors & Soldiers Hospital of  Wellsboro.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Barnett Funeral Home.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Free Christmas Dinner At Aroma Cafe

Please call 814-647-67630 or 814-486-3375
Reservations are not required, but would be helpful

James N Gratton


James N. Gratton, 85, of Erie, formerly of Emporium, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie.
Born August 21, 1927 in Emporium he was the son of the late John and Bessie Woodring Gratton. On May 17, 1944 in Emporium, he married H. Margaret Mitchell who survives.
A longtime resident of Emporium, he was employed by GTE Sylvania and Philips in Emporium before retiring in 1981.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a former member of Bobby’s Run Hunt Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Margaret, are: one son, James N. Gratton, Jr. and wife Janice of Northwest, PA; one daughter, Bess Heiberger and husband Joseph of Palmetto, Georgia; two grandchildren, Brian Heiberger and Jason Gratton; three great grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews including a special niece and nephew, Laurie and Ponch.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Winifred, Katherine, Geraldine and Nellie and two brothers, John and Arnold.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 20 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor of St. Mark Church, Emporium, officiating. Burial will be in St.Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Carl J Schager

Carl J. Schager, 95, of Route 120, Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Wednesday (December 12, 2012) morning following a lengthy illness.
He was born October 18, 1917 in Emporium a son of the late Anthony and Mary Swasnick Schager.
On July 13, 1946 in St Gabriel The Archangel Parish, Port Allegany he married Naomi "Polly" Pollard Schager, who Survives.

Mr. Schager was a lifelong resident of Emporium. He graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1937. He retired, after over 42 years, from Sylvania where he was a metal machinist. He enlisted with the US Navy during WW II. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Carl had many hobbies including golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing and wood crafting. His favorite hobby was making spoon rings and giving them to many people in the area

Surviving
In addition to Naomi "Polly" Pollard Schager
Son: Michael Schager and his wife Karen, Fountain Hills, AZ
Son: Steven Schager, Jackson, TN
Daughter: Kathleen Brookhouser, Emporium
Daughter: Nancy Stewart and her husband Dave, Emporium
Daughter: Mary Goss and her husband Mike, Emporium
Son: Thomas Schager and his wife Lori, Emporium
Daughter: Karren Stuart and her husband Bryan, Erie
15 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Anthony and Mary Swasnick Schager
4 Brothers: Rufus, Nick, Frank & Philip Schager
3 Sisters: Edith Straub, Catherine Cunningham & Josephine Clark

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (December 15, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8 PM. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to a charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Only on 6: Kennel owner injured after trying to stop robbery

Update on Krazy A Robbery

Only on 6: Kennel owner injured after trying to stop robbery

By Brittany Boyer
EMPORIUM, Pa. —
A 62-year-old Cameron County woman is recovering after receiving an injury while trying to stop a robbery in her business.
Betty Allen of Emporium told 6 News it was around 6:30 a.m. when a man wearing dark baggy clothes and a mask came into her store, Krazy "A" Dog Kennel in Shippen Township.
Allen told 6 News the man said, "today is going to be your lucky day," and began going through the cash register.
Allen said the many got away with a few hundred dollars.
While trying to leave the store, Allen attempted to remove his hood and mask to reveal the suspects identity.
"I tried to grab onto him, he turned around and kicked me in my side and in my back and I fell to the floor," she said.
Allen said the man got away.
She told police she was unable to see what direction he went because she could not get up.
"That showed me that whoever was under that clothing is not a true man. He was out for himself, and himself only. That just isn't right," she said.
Allen is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone that can provide information that leads to an arrest.
Anyone with information should call state police in Emporium at 486-3321.

State Police Seek Help In Robbery

State Police at Emporium are asking the public's help in their investigation of an early morning robbery at the Krazy A Dog Kennel at 11233 Route 120, 2 miles west of Emporium in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

On Thursday (today) at about 6:40 AM, an unidentified male actor entered the Krazy A Dog Kennel and was able to open the cash register and remove cash and coin currency. Betty Allen, 62, of Emporium, PA, the victim and owner of the business, attempted to intervene by preventing the actor from fleeing. During her attempt, she was assaulted by the male and sustained an injury. Due to being assaulted, she was unable to see in what direction the male fled the scene.


Trooper Farabaugh said the actor fled on foot and at this time it is unknown of a vehicle was used to facilitate his flight. Anyone who may have seen any vehicles parked in the area during time frame that this occurred or any other suspicious or unusual activities or persons, please contact the PA State Police at Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Robbery at the Krazy A Dog Kennel

Red Cross Blood Drive Schedule

Thursday, December 13
 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
 Emporium VFW
 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium
 
 All presenting donors will receive a
 holiday t-shirt while supplies last

Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org
 to schedule an appointment.
 
 Call 1-800236-3276 to ask questions about donating blood.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Judy I. Hallowell

 
Judy I. Hallowell, 64, of 777 Hillcrest Drive, Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (December 4, 2012) afternoon.
She was born December 31, 1947 in Renovo, PA a daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna Mae Nickerson Wennin.
On September 20, 1968 in Sinnamahoning she married the late Willard Hallowell.

Mrs. Hallowell graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1966. She worked several years at Sylvania and then retired from GKN Sintered Metals where she worked for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium. Judy enjoyed meeting with her friends for coffee every day at the Cabin Kitchen and also at the Aroma Cafe'

Surviving
Son: Michael E. Hallowell, Emporium
Son: Matthew J. Hallowell and his wife Heather, Fort Drum, NY
Step-daughter: Debra Hallowell, Coudersport
Step-son: Davis "Bucket" Hallowell and his wife Kim, Emporium
Step-son: Donald Hallowell, Emporium
5 Grandchildren Michael, Brianna, Lacey, Jenelle & Shawn Hallowell
Sister: Jane Headrick and her husband Rick, Sinnemahoning
Brother: Joseph Wennin and his wife Linda, Foster, VA
and many wonderful friends.

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Benjamin and Anna Mae Nickerson Wennin
Husband: Willard Hallowell
Brother: James Wennin

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday (December 7, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Food Pantry, P.O. BOX 389, Attn David Malizia, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Soup for the Soul - Esther's Ministry, c/o First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

December 4th, Really?

What began as a foggy morning has turned into a beautiful day! It's hard to believe it really is December.  The temperature reads 72 .

Foggy Morning

The fog was so  thick this morning, it eas difficult to see any distance.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tax Credits, Emporium, San Francisco Chronicle

Emporium referenced during talk of Pennsylvania film tax credits.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state could see a lot more lights, cameras, action and jobs if lawmakers expand the $60 million film tax credit, Pennsylvania film officials say.....

The credit needs to be at least $100 million, said Pittsburgh Film Office director Dawn Keezer. Pennsylvania has two major production centers — Philadelphia and Pittsburgh — and attracts crews to rural areas like Emporium, where the Denzel Washington flick "Unstoppable" shot in 2010, she said.

Read more: Tax Credits

Delores F. Rodgers


Delores F. Rodgers, 65, of 34 Pioneer Rd., Emporium, PA
died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Sunday (December 2, 2012) morning.

She was born June 22, 1947 in Houtzdale, PA a daughter of the late Llewelyn and Dora Fae Rowles Cardinal
On December 10, 1966 in St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Houtzdale she married Patrick Rodgers, who survives.
Mrs. Rodgers graduated from Moshannon High School, Houtzdale in the class of 1965. She worked as an LPN at the Cameron County Health Center until she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000. She loved nursing and put her heart into caring for other people. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the C.D. of A. She was an active participant in daily prays for others at her church.

Surviving
In addition to her husband Patrick Rodgers
Daughter: Diana Young, Statesville, NC
Daughter: Deborah, Mrs. James Shaginaw, Statesville, NC
Daughter: Patricia Fitzsimmons, Bradford
8 Grandchildren: Nathan, Brett & Sean Young, James III., Nicole & Faith Shaginaw, Lindsay Leet & Bailee Fitzsimmons
Brother: Michael Cardinal and Brenda, Houtzdale

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Llewelyn and Dora Fae Rowles Cardinal
Several: aunts, uncles & cousins

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (December 6, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 PM.
Burial will take place Friday in the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Houtzdale.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Association, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 or to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Confession Given On Township Burglary

An Emporium woman will be charged as a result of a Burglary that occurred on November 30, 2012 at a residence in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Christina Marie Uber, 26, of 318 Spring Street, Emporium, PA, will be charged in the incident at the residence of Annetta Marie Horning of 15680 Route 120, Emporium, PA.


Trooper Michael G. Meko, who is investigating, said Christina Uber called Horning the following day after she had heard that PSP was involved and had taken fingerprints at the scene. She identified herself to the victim and confessed to the crime she had committed.

Multiple items were stolen from the victim's residence in the burglary.

Uber will be charged with Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking, and Criminal Mischief in District Court 59-3-01.

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