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Thursday, May 26, 2016

5-27/28 Estate Sale, 603 Ross St., Coudersport, PA

Community Discussion of Heroin Epidemic

J Squared In Roulette Offers Transmission, Drive Line Rebuilds & Other Automotive Repair

Potter County Wilds Gift Shop Opening Friday, May 27th For The 2016 Season

Estate Auction June 4, 2016 On Main Street In Sinnemahoning, PA

5-29/30 Hebron Community Yard Sale

Experienced Dietary Aide Needed At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

PSA Healthcare Has Openings For RN's, LPN's & CNA's In Bradford, Roulette, Wellsboro, Rew, Ulysses, Emporium, Warren, Kane, Kersey, Force, St. Marys, Smethport, Eldred & Duke Center

The amazing ice is back! Coudersport Ice Mine & Gift shop will open on Friday, May 27th.

Potter County Accepting Applications For Full-Time and Part-Time Cook & Part-Time Corrections Officers

5-27/28 Moving Sale 702 N. Main, Coudersport

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

PFBC Sponsors Catch the Value! Kayak Package and More Giveaway

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 25) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) reminds outdoor enthusiasts that it has partnered again with several organizations to sponsor a giveaway that includes a fishing kayak, tickets to a NASCAR race, and tickets to a concert, all to be awarded to lucky winners who either enter online or enter in person at upcoming events.

Prizes to this unique giveaway are an Emotion Stealth 11 Angler kayak package, donated by Cabela’s; a family four-pack of tickets to the July 31 Pennsylvania 400 NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway, donated by Pocono raceway; and a pair of tickets to see Lady Antebellum in concert at Musikfest in Bethlehem on August 13, donated by ArtsQuest.

The public can enter this giveaway by visiting through June 27, or by entering in person at the PFBC booth/table at one of the following events:

May 25 – Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pa.
June 3 through June 5 - Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 race weekend at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.
June 4-5 – Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa.

“This is an opportunity for us to partner with a number of interested organizations and to promote fishing and boating opportunities to outdoor enthusiasts,” said Steve Kralik, PFBC’s Director of the Bureau of Outreach, Education and Marketing. “It also gives us a chance to remind people that there’s still a lot of good fishing and outdoor activities coming up as the opening of bass season approaches.”

“We particularly want to thank the sponsors for donating the prizes,” he added. “One lucky individual is going to be equipped for bass fishing, and a couple of other winners will get to take in Pennsylvania-based events this summer.”

The winners will be notified after July 5. A date, time and location for the winner to pick up the kayak will be determined in the weeks after the winner is notified, and the other prizes will be mailed after they’ve been awarded. No purchase is required and only one entry per qualifying adult will be accepted.

Forty Years Of Song The Genesee Valley Chorus

5-27/28 Estate Sale, 603 Ross St., Coudersport, PA

Roulette Ambulance To Trout Brook Road

At 7:45 PM on Wednesday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Trout Brook Road for a man ill to go to Cole Memorial.

State expands use of ignition interlock devices in DUI cases.

Person Died In Allegheny River Wednesday Near St. Bonaventure

Horton Township Dispatched For Vehicle Fire

At 5:59 PM on Wednesday, Horton Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Rt. 153 and Rt. 219.

Former Wellsboro Doctor Sentenced To 20 Months In Prison Over Narcotic Prescriptions

Ex-doctor gets 20 months for prescribing pills that ended up on the street

By John Beauge | Special to PennLive
on May 25, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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WILLIAMSPORT— A former Tioga County doctor who prescribed more than 11,000 doses of a narcotic painkiller over an 18-month period is going to jail, and the man who admitted earning upwards of $200,000 by selling some of them has gotten more jail ime.

John Terry, 65, of Wellsboro, who voluntarily surrendered his medical license after being confronted by authorities, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. Middle District Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner to 20 months in prison followed by three years or supervised release.

Terry, who will self-report July 19, also was fined $5,000, ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and directed to make restitution of $4,762 to the state Department of Human Services.

The sentence also reflects Terry writing a prescription for one individual knowing it was going to be used by another who did not have health insurance. Read more...

Model & Serial Numbers Of Husqvarna Chainsaws, Etc.Stolen In Burglary At Canfield's In Ceres, PA

Don't buy these Husqvarna Chainsaws or other merchandise listed below. They were stolen from Canfield's Outdoor Power Equipment at 10:15 PM on May 22nd. If you were to purchase one of these, you would lose your item and could be charged with possession of stolen property. If you are approached by someone trying to sell them, contact Canfield's or Pennsylvania State Police at 814-778-5555.

Potter County DA: Shinglehouse Man Sentenced To 28 to 60 Months For Heroin Charges

On May 18, 2016, Jason Tilley of Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania was sentenced to a total term of 28-60 months state incarceration, with a year of consecutive probation for his conviction of Criminal Conspiracy to Delivery Heroin, Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 

Prior to September 22, 2015, local members of the Attorney General’s East Drug Task Force, by and through the Potter County District Attorney’s Office, acquired credible information that Tilley was actively involved in acquiring and selling substantial quantities of heroin. Drug Task Force Officer and Chief of Shinglehouse Police Department, Bradley Buchholz, developed the information and was assisted by Drug Task Force Officer Bryan Phelps and Corporal Jacob Rothermel of the Pennsylvania State Police, Coudersport Barracks. 

A traffic stop was initiated in Shinglehouse borough where Tilley’s wife was operating the vehicle and Tilley was the passenger. Approximately 108 packets of heroin and drug paraphernalia were seized. Tilley admitted that he had recently purchased 150 bags of heroin on September 21, 2015. The traffic stop of Tilley’s vehicle occurred on September 22, 2015. 

Defendant had admitted that he had sold heroin in the past and recently sold heroin. It was also discovered that prior to the traffic stop, Tilley had attempted to hide the substantial quantity of heroin in his wife’s purse and other areas of the vehicle. 

Tilley was charged with Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Delivery of Heroin, Delivery of Heroin, Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Defendant plead guilty on April 13, 2016 and was sentenced by Senior Judge John B. Leete on May 18, 2016.

The arrest and conviction of Tilley represents the largest quantity of heroin seized by the local Drug Task Force in Potter County and represents an ongoing and concerted effort by the Drug Task Force and PSP in the war against heroin. 

Potter County District Attorney, Andy J. Watson, states, “This conviction against Mr. Tilley represents our dedicated and ongoing effort to battle heroin on all fronts. The local Drug Task Force, led by Chief Bradley Buchholz, and assisted by Chief Curt McClain, Chief Bryan Phelps, Chief Christopher Brackman, Officer William Wenzel, and Officer Adam Dickerson, has significantly impacted our community in keeping it safe since 2010. 

While heroin overdoses continue to occur, law enforcement is using every available resource to not only provide pre-arrest access to counseling through the C.L.E.A.N. Protocol, but also to continue to aggressively make arrests and incarcerate those individuals that are focused on dealing the heroin. 

Countless hours are expended in the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of these individuals. It is essential that the public understands the difference between a dealer and a true addict. 

Anyone who is suffering from a heroin or other drug related addiction may contact any law enforcement officer or official under the C.L.E.A.N. Protocol and ask for help without fear of prosecution. The C.L.E.A.N. Protocol is for those individuals who are not under investigation or already under arrest for criminal activity. The goal is to help addicted individuals receive treatment and assistance before they are investigated and possibly arrested. 

Those individuals that are currently under investigation for criminal charges or that have criminal charges pending will not be offered such immunity. However, those individuals in Potter County that are primary drug dealers of heroin and other controlled substances will continue to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

I encourage anyone who is currently suffering from a heroin, or other controlled substance, or alcohol addiction to contact law enforcement and request rehabilitative services and help through counseling before they are investigated or arrested. Through mutual cooperation and trust with these addicts, we can change our community and the outlook on the problem. 

 Finally, I am very pleased and appreciative of the Drug Task Force that we have created in Potter County. The Drug Task Force Officers are completely dedicated to all of the communities throughout Potter County and our focus is to save lives.”

Hamlin Memorial Library UPCOMING ART CAMPS

Registration is now open for Summer Art Camps to be held at the Hamlin Memorial Library in Smethport. Engaging, age appropriate art projects will be created based on the theories and styles of selected artists.

The art camps will be presented in the following sessions:

Kids Art Camp for students entering 2nd and 3rd grades will be held June 6-10, 9am-noon

Tween Camp for students entering grades 4th, 5th and 6th grades will be held June 18, 19, 21 and 22 with 9am-2pm sessions

Teen Art Camp for students entering 7th – 12th grades will be held July 18, 19, 21 and 22th 9am – 2pm

“BIG Messy Art Camp” for 3-6 year olds who must be accompanied by a guardian or caregiver during the 1 ½ hour session of dripping, splatting, and spinning “action art”. Session A will be on July 11th and Session B will be on July 25th with the same activities repeated on July 21st.

The camps will be taught by PA Wilds teaching artist Julie Mader. There is a fee for each of the camps to help with the cost of materials. The class size is limited to 15 students, pre-registration at the library is required. These camps are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Governor Tom Wolf Applauds PLCB For “Freeing the Six-Pack” in Gas Stations

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf applauded the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for “freeing the six-pack” in gas stations by approving nine applications permitting businesses with appropriate protections to sell up to 192 ounces of malt or brewed beverages.

“’Freeing the six-pack’ will make the commonwealth more inviting for customers and businesses,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I applaud the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for approving these applications and respectfully ask that they approve similar subsequent applications that otherwise meet PLCB standards in order to improve customer service and convenience for Pennsylvania.”

Yesterday, Governor Wolf sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board requesting that they “free the six-pack.” 

A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

Betty B. Stone, 93, of Bradford, PA

Betty B. Stone

Betty B. Stone, 93, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

She was born on March 19, 1923 in Bolivar, NY a daughter of the late William and Ethel Peterson Bartoo.

She attended Bradford Area Schools.

On June 27, 1969 she married Thomas E. Stone who preceded her in death on September 3, 1990.

She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church. Betty was an avid bowler and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Betty was employed by the former Corning Glass, Bradford for 28 years, retiring on July 31, 1986.

Betty’s family would like to especially thank the staff of the Bradford Ecumenical Home for their dedicated and compassionate care of their mother.

She was the loving mother of one son, Gary (Barbara) Cicerello of Vallejo, CA; one daughter, Anne (David) Frigo of Hudson, OH; a loving grandmother of David (Michelle) Frigo of Stow, OH and Dana (Michael) Barna of Hudson, OH and two great grandchildren, Eli and Brooke Barna; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Abbott and one brother, Robert Bartoo.

At Betty’s request there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant.

Entombment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations in Betty’s memory be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Osceola, Elkland & Knoxville Dispatched To Appliance Fire

At 12:48 PM on Wednesday, Osceola, Elkland & Knoxville Fire Departments were dispatched to 7486 Rt. 49 in Osceola Township for an appliance fire at the Clemons residence.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Lemon Twp, Wyoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-05-23 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Lemon Twp, Wyoming 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.
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PA man jailed after traffic stop in Friendship

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

PA man jailed after traffic stop in Friendship

Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney reports that on May 20th, 2016, following an investigation, deputies arrested Jay P. Rice II, Age 27 of Pennsylvania on the following charges:
• False Personation
• Obstruct Governmental Administration 2nd
• Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd
• No Seat Belt – Driver
• Operate Motor Vehicle Without Financial Security
• Operate Unregistered Motor Vehicle on Highway

Following a joint investigation with the Allegany County District Attorney’s Office and the McKean County Sheriff’s Office, Rice was arrested for the following charges after allegedly providing deputies with a false name and date of birth during a traffic stop on West Main Street in the Town of Friendship in April of 2016. 

Rice was held by the McKean County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to deputies. Rice was transported back to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office for processing, arraigned in the Town of Friendship Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail on $20,000.00 Cash Bail or $40,000.00 Bond. Rice is to reappear in the Town of Friendship Court on May 24th, 2016 at 5 p.m. for additional court action.

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance with this investigation: The Allegany County District Attorney’s Office and the McKean County Sheriff’s Office.

NYSP Amity – Scio Men Arrested on Multiple Burglary Charges

NYSP Amity – Scio Men Arrested on Multiple Burglary Charges

As the result of a lengthy investigation into burglaries in the Town of Wirt and the Town of Scio, the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (B.C.I.) arrested Justin M. Learn, age 19 of Scio, NY, and Ryan R. Mitchell, age 24 of Scio, NY on numerous charges. Both Learn and Mitchell were each charged with (2) counts of Burglary in the Second Degree in the Town of Scio and both were also charged with Burglary in the 3rd degree and (2) counts of Burglary in the Second Degree in the Town of Wirt.

Mitchell and Learn were processed at SP Amity and arraigned in the Town of Wirt Court in front of Judge Manners. Both were remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. Both were directed to re-appear in Town of Wirt Court at a later date. The State Police were assisted in the case by the Allegany County District Attorney Kieth Slep.

The State Police in Amity are requesting anyone with knowledge of any of these crimes or the location of the stolen property in the Town of Scio and Town of Wirt to contact Inv. Cicirello or Inv. Pomeroy at SP Amity B.C.I., 585-268-9031.

Coudersport Rotary Club Does Roadside Clean-Up and Sidewalk Weed Pulling

Last evening Coudersport Rotary held the first of two annual volunteer clean-up events. The roadside clean up began at the Laurenwood Inn and ended at the intersection of the Montessori Children's House intersection. Rubbish from both sides of the highway was picked up and Merv Bowers took the rubbish to PennDOT. 

Thank you members of the Coudersport Football Team as well as a couple of gals from the Women's Detention Center for volunteering to help.. 

Two Rotary members, Merv Bowers and Karen Cahilly, also volunteered to help with this project.

Meanwhile, the Downtown sidewalk weed pulling was taking place. The weed pulling began at Olga's and continued to and including the Cahilly office, then across the street from Buchanan's to the Crittenden Hotel. When both sides were completed, we proceeded from the Hollaran building down to and including the Coudersport Chamber of Commerce/Artisan Center. 

Several members of Coudersport InterAct Club volunteered, as well as a couple of the High School Football Team. Garrett Morey stopped by and pitched in to help. I can't thank the InterAct Club and Football members enough for their help. 

Rotary members, Steve Minor, Robert Smith, and Cathy Thompson Bowers Bowers volunteered for this project. Thank you again to the COUDERSPORT INTERACT CLUB and the COUDERSPORT FOOTBALL TEAM for your continued "Service Above Self".

by Cathy Bowers

Martin Knowlton, 56, Wellsboro, PA

Martin Knowlton
Martin Knowlton

On Monday, May 23, 2016, at the age of 56, Marty was taken from us too soon. Marty met his wife Tammy, the love of his life, through Automax, where he was employed. He was a wonderful husband and a caring father to his two children, Chrysta Knowlton and Keith Knowlton. Marty became a grandfather seven years ago to Damien Miller.

USMC Veteran
Probably, Marty was best known from his time spent at Automax and Lake Country Motorsports. 

He worked at various local businesses throughout Wellsboro and Mansfield.

Marty was an US Marine Corp Veteran.

Surviving in addition to his wife, children and grandchild, is his mother, Jeannette Comstock; brothers, Robert (Cynthia) Knowlton, and Kyle (Diane) Knowlton; sister Krista (Steve) Hand. Marty was preceded in death by his father, Robert (Bob) Knowlton.

Visitation from 9-11AM, memorial service to follow at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St. Wellsboro, at 11:00 AM Saturday May 28, 2016.

To share your fondest memories of Marty and sign his guestbook, visit

Roulette Ambulance To Trout Brook Road

At 10:55 AM on Wednesday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Trout Brook Road for a man fallen with a knee injury.

Bradford Township Dispatched To Lawn Mower Fire

At 10:32 AM on Wednesday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a lawnmower fire at 122 Steven Lane.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Health Center

At 10:29 AM on Wednesday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 have been dispatched to the Health Center for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Enjoy Your Vacation But Don't Get Bit With The Zika Virus

Writer Happy With Advertiser's Work....


Jim, I wanted to send you an email regarding one of the Businesses that advertises on your site.

My house needed painted desperately and after trying to contact other painters and leaving messages with no reply I saw on your site an advertisement for Kisiel Painting.

Tom answered the phone promptly and got me a quote within 24 hrs and met with me in the evening at my convenience.

He was very professional, and finished the job in the time he had estimated even with the constant rain showers we have had this spring.
He brought me paint samples. But even after I chose a different paint he complied with the colors I wanted.

The workmanship was second to none. The body and trim turned out great and exceeded my expectations.

In a day and age where contractors are few and maybe too busy to return calls I wanted to give a shout out to Tom Kisiel and recommend him to anybody needing painting done. His number is 814-558-3855. 

Chris Howard

Hire another Quigley at DEP

The Pennsylvania oil and gas industry must be reined in and properly regulated
John Quigley resigned last week as Pennsylvania secretary of environmental protection.

By Nadia Steinzor

Late last week, John Quigley, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, abruptly resigned. News reports pointed to a controversial email in which Mr. Quigley angrily demanded that environmental groups more boldly defend proposed oil and gas regulations.

It didn’t take long for some legislators to accuse Mr. Quigley of governmental impropriety. In the meantime, the email controversy continues to generate media stories.

But the real scandal here is the loss of a DEP secretary who was trying to do his job and fulfill DEP’s mission “to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment.” This, despite inheriting staff and budget cuts at DEP and a legacy of state failure to clean up pollution.

Mr. Quigley pushed hard for revised oil and gas regulations (in the works for nearly five years) that would limit risky practices like the storage of toxic waste in open pits, allow DEP to thoroughly review permit applications to drill near schools and playgrounds, and require operators to identify old, potentially leaking wells before drilling new ones nearby.

Mr. Quigley also announced DEP’s plan to reduce emissions of methane (a major driver of climate change) and health-harming pollution from oil and gas operations. DEP had also revised policies on managing oil and gas violations and has been gearing up to strengthen guidelines for the replacement of private water supplies damaged by oil and gas operations.

Recent weeks have seen a strong push to derail the oil and gas regulations through legislation and an industry lawsuit. The Marcellus Shale Coalition of oil and gas companies shot back at the methane plan, despite no evidence to support its claim that drillers are reducing pollution voluntarily. Attempts are even underway to give the Legislature greater control over regulation, which would usurp DEP’s legally established authority, and to restrict DEP from adopting methane-control measures stronger than federal ones.

Mr. Quigley often stated that the industry shouldn’t be allowed to operate with impunity and at great cost to air, water and health. Relative to his immediate predecessors, his approach marked a huge change. That change was unacceptable to the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania, which has long been accustomed to having its private interests prioritized far ahead of the public interest.

It is to maintain this dominant position that the oil and gas lobby has funneled Marcellus money into legislative coffers. It is why there's been a continually revolving door between DEP and industry personnel, including some high-profile cases during the recent shale boom.

It is also why every DEP secretary prior to John Quigley had strong ties to the oil and gas industry. His direct predecessor, Michael Krancer, worked for a gas utility before entering government and immediately joined a law firm defending drillers after leaving. In contrast, Mr. Quigley worked in local and state government and the nonprofit and business sectors.

Unfortunately, Mr. Quigley’s departure may reinforce the impression many communities nationwide have that state government is politically incapable of reining in the oil and gas industry. Whether it’s Colorado and Texas invalidating local control on behalf of the industry or New Mexico rejecting common sense regulations, a message is being sent that the deck is stacked in favor of oil and gas companies. In the meantime, the movement to prohibit oil and gas development and rapidly transition to clean energy continues to grow stronger.

Pennsylvania oil and gas operators were clearly very angry at John Quigley for his criticisms of them and for trying to change the status quo. But the next DEP secretary should also refuse to let industry pressure block the protections that Pennsylvanians want and deserve, as should Gov. Tom Wolf. Not doing so would amount to government malfeasance, with truly dire consequences for communities and the environment against which no email from an angry official could ever compare.

Nadia Steinzor is Marcellus coordinator for Earthworks,a nonprofit environmental organization.

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Crash On Barden Brook Road

At 9:45 AM on Wednesday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. & Ambulance with Olean 10 have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Barden Brook Road, 1/2 mile from McCrea Brook Road in Ceres Township.
9:51AM--Eldred Township Fire, Eldred Ambulance & Medic from Smethport have been dispatched to this accident & RECALLED. 
9:57 AM--Recall Olean 10

Health Care Camp

This camp will focus on the body systems and how they work. Students will be using the SIMS (simulated) mannequin; learning basic health care skills and basic first aid skills. There will be guest speakers discussing the different occupations available in the health care field, and one day will be filled with a job shadowing experience at a local hospital.

This 4-day camp is being held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center in Port Allegany on Monday through Thursday, June 27-30, 2016 for students entering grades 6 - 9. 

This free summer camp is made possible by generous donations through EITC Funds.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Candi Hand at (814) 545-1333 or go to

Potter County Fair Association Billboard Contest Winners

Nicole Graham

Wyatt Kosa

Celsey Parris

Abbie Inzanna
The Potter County Fair Association held a Billboard Contest open to all youth or youth groups in Potter County in public schools, private schools or homeschooled from grades 7 through 12. 

The main objective was for the student to create a billboard that would promote the 2016 Potter County Fair. The winning designs would be painted by the students onto actual billboards and posted on highways throughout the county. The fair board would supply the winners with the sheet of plywood for them to transfer their design to for display. Along with their bragging rights and public display of their art work, they will also receive a cash prize for being chosen. 

Around the county, at several points of entry along major roads, you will find the “Welcome to Potter County, God’s Country” signs. The winning billboards will be displayed through the end of fair week. 

Potter County is blessed to have one of the only free fairs left in Pennsylvania. This is made possible, in part, through the continuous interest from our youth in our button contest. Our area youth is very talented and we take pride in helping them show it!

Five billboard designs were chosen. Congratulations to the Northern Potter art students winning this contest: Nicole Graham, Abbie Inzanna, Wyatt Kosa, Chelsey Parris and Silver Bits 4-H Horse and Pony Club President, Noell Nichols.

Galeton Shared Ministry will again sponsor the Traveling Day Camp

The Galeton Shared Ministry will again sponsor the Traveling Day Camp this summer from July 11 through the 15th. The group will meet at the First Presbyterian Church on Germania Street Monday through Wednesday from 9am through 4pm. Daily activities will feature music, games at the Galeton school athletic field, Bible studies, a hardy lunch and friendly team competitions and it is all FREE.

On Thursday the camp will meet at First Presbyterian from 9am until noon. After lunch the campers will travel by bus to Krislund (Swedish for Christ's Land) a Presbyterian camp near Milroy, Pa.. At Krislund the campers will stay overnight in very nice cabins and enjoy a sumptuous evening meal, enjoy a Christian music festival, a dramatic presentation, swimming, rock wall climbing, zip line all mixed in with Bible study and Christian fellowship.

Last summer Traveling Day Camp enrolled 34 campers from the Galeton area. The campers will be led by four college trained leaders and local volunteers. It is a quality Christian experience and it is all FREE for all young persons who have completed grades K-8. Registration forms have been handed out at the Galeton school and mailed to those who attended last year,

The Traveling Day Camp is a part of the ministry of the Galeton Shared Ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church and it is all FREE. Sign up today for a great summer experience.

Rick's Auto Now In Downtown Port Allegany To Serve You Better

Potter County Wilds Gift Shop Opening Friday, May 27th For The 2016 Season

Estate Auction June 4, 2016 On Main Street In Sinnemahoning, PA

Experienced Dietary Aide Needed At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

PSA Healthcare Has Openings For RN's, LPN's & CNA's In Bradford, Roulette, Wellsboro, Rew, Ulysses, Emporium, Warren, Kane, Kersey, Force, St. Marys, Smethport, Eldred & Duke Center

Potter County Conservation District Seeking Administrative Assistant

The amazing ice is back! Coudersport Ice Mine & Gift shop will open on Friday, May 27th.

Potter County Accepting Applications For Full-Time and Part-Time Cook & Part-Time Corrections Officers

Immediate Opening For Part-Time Housekeeper At Laurelwood Inn & Steakhouse


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Potato Creek Trail Association To Meet Wednesday At Hamlin Lake Park Pavilion

The May meeting for the Potato Creek Trail Association will be held on the island pavilion at Hamlin Lake Park Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Members and non-members are invited to attend.

Troopers File Report On Car/Deer Crash With Fire

No Injuries In Crash / Driver Charged

Harrison Township Resident Victim of Scam

Troopers Investigating Identity Theft

5-27/28 Moving Sale 702 N. Main, Coudersport

Bradford Dispatched To Possible Natural Gas leak

At 9:04 PM on Tuesday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the rear of 131 High street for a possible natural gas leak.

John S. German, 72, of Sheffield, PA

John S. German
John German

John S. German, 72, of Sheffield, PA, died Monday evening, May 23, 2016 at Warren Manor, Warren, PA. 

Born on March 10, 1944, John was the son of the late Alex and Margaret Dorrion German.

 He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua R. C. Church in Sheffield. John loved motorcycling, flying, amateur photography, and was an avid gun collector. He had owned and operated JSG Sporting Goods in Sheffield.

John is survived by his wife, Debra Thornton German, whom he married on March 29, 1996, 5 children – Marc Grandinetti of Kane, PA, Stacey Bailey and her husband, Kevin, of Bethlehem, PA, Jennifer Ament and her husband, Howard, of Natrona Heights, PA, Jesse Grandinetti and his wife, Jessica, of Buckley, WA, and Krystal Mergner and her husband, Dan, of Reading, PA, 8 grandchildren – Jillian Ament, Jackson Ament, Jacob Mergner, Jocelyn Grandinetti, Aliena Bailey, Olivia Mergner, Alexa Bailey and Maya Grandinetti, 1 sister – Jo Mary Kervin and her husband, Kim, of Tallahassee, FL, and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Dorrion.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at a later date and will be announced by the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365, or to Paws Along The River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA, 16365, or to a charity of one’s choice. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Mercer Livestock Auction, Mercer PA Market Report for May 24, 2016

Mercer Livestock Auction, Mercer, PA Market Report for May 24, 2016

Heavy Commercial Bulls:
Heavy Weight: $90.00 to $104.00
Stags: to $116.00

Commercial Cows:
High Grades: $70.00 to $79.75
Core Sales: $65.00 to $75.00
Lower Grades: $52.50 to $63.75

Fed Colored Cattle:
Prime: No Reports
High Choice: $125.00 to $130.00
Choice: $118.00 to $124.00
Selects: $110.00 to $116.50
Top Fed Pen Avg. $126.77

Feeder Cattle Summary:
Lower Grades: $96.00 to $125.00

Calves: Core Sales $150.00 to $200.00

63 Ringside Buyers • 412 Internet Buyers/Viewers

Special Tuesday Evening Sale
Special Grass Turnout / Feedlot & Livestock Auction
Tues., June 14th, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Session #1: Feeder Cattle, Turnout Cattle, Brood Cows, Heifers,
Dairy, Bulls. Small Stock, Sheep, Goats. Session #2: Regular Tuesday Auction! Commercial Cattle, Bulls, Cows, Fed Cattle, Calves, Hogs (Noon sale moved to 6:30 PM) More Special Evening Summer Sale Dates, 1st Tuesday of Each Month!!

Tuesday is proven higher market day! Consistently the highest prices! Every auction live internet viewing / bidding! * Receiving hours always for Tuesday auctions on regular Noon or Evening Auctions, Monday, 11 AM to 8 PM & Tuesday, 8:30 AM - Sale Time (all day). *Rail, and private sale cattle on both days (all day) Region's top market for all commercial livestock! Now, cattle commissions as low as $10.00 / Head!!! As always, highest prices, lowest commissions, only at MLA! CONSIGN / TRUCKING 724-962-9145.

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