Black Forest Express Photo by Gerri Miller New Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Left to right: Hans Nielson, Maria Kosa, Kelly Bruno, Ilene Altenhein. The Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce had a “Meet and Greet” last Wednesday at the Hotel Crittenden and entertained comments about the Chamber’s future Board members agreed to try the suggestion of holding monthly meetings from 2:00 to 3:00 on a weekday afternoon. Thursday’s high 30; Overnight low 19







To hear today’s complete weekend forecast, click on start button below: Obituary: Everett Glenn Wetzel, Rochester, NY (Millport) House members will work next week on bipartisan legislation to reform the probation and parole system….Mainsburg woman arrested for physical harassment….26 year old man charged with criminal trespass after found sleeping on the floor of an occupied Lawrenceville apartment and car roll over blamed on deer….. bracelet cheville en argent 718braceletpascher644 To hear today’s podcast, click on start button below: Leaders in the House this week announced the chamber will take up a bipartisan package of bills next week to reform Pennsylvania’s probation and parole system, to reduce recidivism and to help formerly incarcerated individuals find jobs that will help them avoid some of the pitfalls that keep many in the state’s penal system. Pennsylvania, which has the second-highest percentage of citizens on probation or parole in the country, has seen its prison population increase by approximately 850% over the past 40 years at a cost of $2.4 billion per year to taxpayers. A recent study of information from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections showed that nearly one-third of prison beds were occupied by people who violated terms of their probation or parole. House Bill 1555, sponsored by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), would reform probation by prohibiting sentences of probation consecutive to another sentence of probation. Also, a court could not impose a probationary sentence greater than five years for a felony or two years for a misdemeanor. House Bill 440, sponsored by Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Butler/Mercer), would mandate the expungement of an individual’s record if he or she has been pardoned or acquitted of all charges, based on the same conduct or arising from the same alleged criminal episode. The Commonwealth would receive notice of a potential expungement and would have an opportunity to object and conduct a hearing. House Bill 2040, sponsored by Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), would create the PA Second Chance Jobs website to provide a free and voluntary website where employers may advertise employment opportunities for former offenders. Other bills to be voted on in the “Smart Justice” package include:  

  • House Bill 1477, also sponsored Delozier, would create a fair, modern set of rules for the consideration of criminal records in occupational and professional licensure, which will enable employers to have a new set of skilled, qualified workers.


  • Senate Bill 500, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker, (R-Luzerne/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), would establish an advisory committee on adult county probation within the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, establish Justice Reinvestment grants, and reinvest cost savings into county probation and parole.


  • Senate Bill 501, sponsored by Sen. Tom Killion (R-Chester/Delaware), would incorporate the county intermediate punishment program into county probation, rename the state intermediate punishment program as the state drug treatment program, provide for presumptive parole for certain short-term minimum sentences in state correctional institutions, amend the duties of the PA Sentencing Commission and add other correctional system and sentencing changes commonly known as “Justice Reinvestment Initiative 2.” In addition, minimum mandatory sentencing guidelines would be imposed for crimes against children, and there would be a mandatory 12-month period of re-entry parole supervision for inmates who “max out” on their sentences and thus would otherwise be subject to release without any supervision.


  • Senate Bill 502, sponsored by Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington), would make changes to the Crime Victims Act regarding victims’ rights, the responsibilities of agencies that deal with victims and the award of crime victim compensation.


  • House Resolution 619, sponsored by Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia/Delaware), would direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study to collect and organize data regarding historic funding and caseloads relating to indigent criminal defense in Pennsylvania.


  • House Resolution 620, sponsored by Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks), would direct the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study regarding identification and evaluation of all categories of individuals authorized by state law to exercise arrest or other police powers.


  • House Resolution 634 – Would establish the Task Force on Technical Probation Violations.

A 37 year old Mainsburg woman has been arrested for physical harassment. State police at Mansfield claim the woman assaulted a 17 year old girl at around 11:00 pm November 30 on Smith Park Road. collier en argent lune collierpascher930 Troopers at Mansfield have also arrested 26 year old Travis Gardner for criminal trespass. samsung gear s3 frontier bracelet cuir 723braceletpascher6964 When police responded to a call of a burglary in progress at around 10:30 am December 3, they found Gardner was sleeping on the floor in a apartment belonging to a 70 year old Lawrenceville man. A Knoxville woman was not hurt when her 2005 Chevrolet Impala rolled over coming to rest upside down Tuesday afternoon in Chatham Township, Tioga County. Authorities report Kirah Thompson lost control of her car when she swerved to avoid three deer standing on the Locey Creek Road. cleor collier perle collierpascher5294


Everett Glenn Wetzel, 93, of Rochester, formerly of Millport, Pa. and Olean, N.Y., passed away on his birthday, Friday, December 6, 2019, in the VA Medical Center, Canandaigua, after a long illness.Born on Monday, December 6, 1926, in Bentleyville, Pa., he was a son of Christy and Melda Varney Wetzel. On June 28, 1947 in Millport, he married Betty B. Morris, who passed away on November 5, 1992. On April 13, 1993, he married Winifred J. “Wendy” Maue, who survives. Glenn was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. collier chat huile neem collierpascher9878 He was employed as a truck driver for many years and lastly was employed by McGraw Edison in Olean, N.Y.Surviving besides his wife of Rochester are a stepdaughter, Kim Campbell of Rochester; two stepsons, Sean Anderson of Walworth and Ross Anderson of Utah; five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Cole and Jared Campbell and Zayd and Allayna Anderson; two brothers, Edwin Wetzel of Coudersport and Robert Wetzel of Florida; two sisters, Mary Ellen (Gordon) Olson and Emily Jordan, both of Olean, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents and first wife, Glenn was predeceased by a daughter Nancy W. Kaufman; a brother, David Wetzel; and a sister, Evelyn Engle.In keeping with Glenn’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. A graveside service with members of the Potter County Honor Guard according military honors will be held in the Spring of 2020.Glenn entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Glenn, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.