Roulette, PA Bicentennial Festival

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

50 days till the beginning of the Cameron County Fair

Cameron County Fair

With less than 50 days till the beginning of the Cameron County Fair, expect to be hearing and seeing more from us! This years fair is from August 7-13 and the theme is "We have good things growing!" Letters are being sent out and people being contacted for the many fun things we have planned! If you have any questions or want some information feel free to message us!

LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve Dunham Hall Dedication - Phase 1

Olean Responding To Motorcycle Accident On I-86

At 7:03 PM on Sunday, Olean EMS has been dispatched to I-86 by the hospital for a motorcycle accident with injuries to a male.

Shinglehouse Fire Dept. Dispatched To Standby At Allentown

At 6:35  PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. dispatched for standby at Allentown, NY while they are involved in a search for a missing motorcyclist.


Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens
Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods, Inc., a Vallejo, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,444 pounds of poultry products (chicken Caesar salad) due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens (soy, wheat, and fish (anchovies)).

Alma, Allentown Dispatched For Missing Motorcyclist

At 4:21 PM on Sunday, Alma & Allentown Fire Dept. have been dispatched to 1100 White Hill Road for a missing motorcyclist.

Wellsville rescue also dispatched. The motorcyclist was participating in an event on the road that the radio tower is on and has been missing for two hours. 

Allegany County Fire Wire Requesting a Helicopter to the scene along with Utvs from Bolivar, Scio and Wellsville

Roulette Ambulance To Second Street

At 4:00 PM on Sunday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Second Street for a patient with chest pains.

Bradford Police: $2,500. CASH REWARD FOR JAMES D. PETERS

The reward for information leading to the capture and arrest of James D. Peters has been raised to 2,500.00 cash. All information will be confidential. The money was provided by a private citizen.

Kevin M. "Spike" Ingalls, 45, of the Bolivar Road, Werllsville, NY

Kevin M. "Spike" Ingalls

WELLSVILLE - Kevin M. "Spike" Ingalls, 45, of the Bolivar Road, passed away on Tuesday (June 21, 2016) in Jones Memorial Hospital. 

He was born in Wellsville on June 2, 1971, the son of Gary W. and Barbara Halsey Ingalls. He was a graduate of the Wellsville High School, Class of 1990, and was an active member of the Marching Band. 

He was an avid musician and enjoyed playing drums in his band, the "Kraulers". 

He was known as a jokester and always cheered for the Kansas City Chiefs. 

He had previously resided in Canandaigua and Palmyra, N.Y., where for several years he was a chef in Kanoss's Restaurant. 

He is survived by his mother, Barbara of Wellsville; sister, Jody (Michael) Vannatter of North Bingham, Pa.; daughters, Adrianna and Payton Ingalls; brother, Steven Ingalls of Canandaigua; grandmother, Susie Halsey of Wellsville; grandson, Kaiden Crow of Rochester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his father, Gary; grandparents, William and Hazel Ingalls and Francis "Buck" Halsey.

Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Wednesday (June 29, 2016) from 3 until 4 p.m., when Memorial Services will be held with the Rev. Carl Kemp of the Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville at the family's convenience. 

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 315 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226 or the Cancer Association Serving Allegany County, 100 S. Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.

Bolivar Dispatched For Tree Down

At 3:00 PM on Sunday, Bolivar Fire Dept. has been dispatched to California Hollow Road for a large tree down blocking the roadway.

Claude L. Austin Jr., of 161 Salt Rising Road, Bolivar, NY

Claude L. Austin Jr.

BOLIVAR — Claude L. Austin Jr., of 161 Salt Rising Road, passed away Saturday (June 25, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, after a brief illness. 

Born Dec. 4, 1947, in Wellsville, he was the son of Claude L. and Mabel Margeson Austin Sr. On Aug. 23, 1967, in Edenton, N.C., he married Linda A. Geffers, who survives. 

Claude was a graduate of Wellsville High School and was employed at Acme Electric Co. in Cuba for 38 years prior to his retirement. 

He enjoyed fishing, yard work and gardening. He also enjoyed camping at Sunny Hill campsite. 

He especially cherished his time with family. 

Surviving besides his wife are his dearly loved children, Jeffery (Melanie) Austin of Bolivar, Kenny (Kelli) Austin of Converse, Ind., Scott (Michelle) Austin of New Market, Md., and Stephen (Erin) Austin of Cuba; 11 beloved grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Lois Jean White and Mary Predmore. 

The family will received friends for a memorial visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday (June 28, 2016) at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., 554 South Main St. Bolivar. Private burial services will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14226.

Guest Editorial............Why obituaries matter

Why obituaries matter...the final story

Once upon a time, death notices were handed off to the least senior reporter. A learning experience they were told. Hell, for all I know, that's still the case. When I first started with the media 35 years ago at WLSV-AM radio in Wellsville, we read obits at 12:15 p.m. I was a 'kid' and didn't get it. Why, I thought, am I reading this? I mean, I was all about breaking news, fires, arrests...action. What an idiot. 

Three and a half decades later, I consider posting obituaries as one of my most important duties. An obit is a persons final statement. A commentary to former boyfriends, girlfriends and others about what your life achieved. It's a chance to share with the world just what you accomplished. All are amazing, despite the length. Then there are those too young to have complied a laundry list of accomplishments. Those are tough.

A few weeks ago, I ran in to an acquaintance who read a posted obit. The man, age 83 said, while referring to the death notice..."I worked with that man...I never knew he did 'that.'" This man added, "I wish I had known those would have made a difference."

An obituary is our final statement to the world. It says we mattered, that we existed.
Today, I take obits very seriously. Today, I 'get it.'

I beat myself up when I make an error with an obit. I do my best to immediately correct.

On Wednesday, I stood by Brian Quinn of the Daily Reporter as we snapped pictures as "Lenny" Lewis of Wellsville was laid to rest. The Patriot Guard Riders of NY were there. Members of the American Legion were there, as were members of the VFW.

It's pretty clear to me that as I age, my priorities have changed. What didn't matter at age 20, now very much matter.

Obituaries are an important story. It not only tells how a person died, but more importantly how they lived.

I welcome obituaries from funeral homes. Some send them. Other don't. I wish they all did.

Obituaries matter. It's the final word.

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House of Representatives Calls on Gov. Wolf to Convene Special Session to Combat Opioid Crisis

HARRISBURG – In a bipartisan effort to proactively and effectively continue combatting the opioid crisis gripping Pennsylvania, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana), Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) and the 199 other members of the House of Representatives today called on Gov. Tom Wolf to call a special session of the General Assembly.

“Opioid overdoses and deaths cut across all age groups, economic sectors and racial demographics,” said Turzai. “This isn’t a partisan issue. We have been fighting it for years in the House and we are respectfully requesting the governor call a special session so we can best protect our children, families and communities.”

Under Article IV, Section 12, of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the governor can convene the General Assembly “on extraordinary occasions” by proclamation. When the General Assembly is convened in a special session, its members can only consider legislation on those subjects designated in the governor’s proclamation.

Just 34 such sessions have been called in Pennsylvania history.

“It is going to take a community effort that involves family members to beat this opioid problem, and government can play an important role in helping to find a solution,” Reed said. “Extraordinary circumstances require an extraordinary response and the opioid crisis in the Commonwealth is such an occasion. A special session will allow us to work with laser focus on putting measures in place to defeat the problem.”

Dermody agreed. “The governor held more than two dozen roundtable discussions across Pennsylvania with legislators, local officials and survivors of addiction. The state has taken some important steps but we must not stop now. People are dying every day in this public health crisis and it requires our attention and resources.”

While opioids have provided relief to those who previously suffered intolerable pain, the use, overuse and abuse of this class of drugs cost thousands of lives and the Commonwealth more than $12.2 million in hospitalization costs annually as of 2012, according to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

“I have a deep desire to participate in and create enthusiasm for a distinct effort to address the tragic opioid problem,” said Rep. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny). “We must, in a bipartisan manner, have the opportunity to dedicate time and effort to find the solution.”

Opioids are a class of drugs derived from or pharmacologically similar to opiates. While these analgesics are the most effective pharmaceuticals for killing pain, they carry with them a significant risk of addiction. Some data suggest that 60 percent of prescription opioid deaths occur in patients with no history of substance abuse and who are only prescribed an opioid by one health care practitioner. Unfortunately, this is not a problem which only hits those who are drug seeking or doctor shopping, said Reed.

“House leaders from both sides of the aisle have led from the front in combating the opioid epidemic, and we need to get many bills to the governor’s desk,” said Turzai. “We know this issue transcends party lines, and we will have overwhelming bipartisan and bicameral support for this effort.”

The House has several pieces of legislation queued up to send to address this issue:

HR 590 (Kinsey, D-Philadelphia) – Directs the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to establish and administer a task force on access to addiction treatment through health plans.The measure passed the House unanimously May 16 and is awaiting Senate approval.
HB 1737 (Maher, R-Allegheny) – Provides for the proper disposal of unused prescriptions. The measure passed the House unanimously May 16 and is awaiting Senate approval.
HB 1692 (Readshaw, D-Allegheny) – Allows for involuntary commitment for drug and alcohol abuse.It is currently in the House Human Services Committee.
HB 1698 (Heffley, R-Carbon) – Provides coverage of abuse-deterrent opioids. Passed the House June 23 and is awaiting Senate approval.
HB 1699 (R. Brown, R-Monroe/Pike) – Sets a seven-day limit on the prescription of opioids in emergency departments. Passed the House June 23 and is awaiting Senate approval.
HB 1805 (Masser, R-Northumberland/Columbia/Montour) – Requires prescribers and dispensers to undergo continuing education in pain management, addiction and prescribing practices. Passed the House June 23 and is awaiting Senate approval.
HB 2128 (Heffley, R-Carbon) – Requires publicly-funded recovery houses to have Naloxone on hand.The bill had first consideration in House June 15.
HR 893 (Readshaw, D-Allegheny) – Calls for a Joint State Government Commission study on addiction treatment. Passed the House June 21.
HB 1295 (DiGirolamo, R-Bucks) – Adds buprenorphine to the Methadone Death and Incident Review Act. The measure passed the House unanimously May 18 and is awaiting Senate approval.
HB 1511 (DiGirolamo, R-Bucks) – Creates an emergency addiction treatment fund by taxing the sales of opioids in Pennsylvania.The bill is currently in the Human Services Committee

The House has also established the PA Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education (PA-HOPE) Caucus. This bipartisan group of legislators, chaired by Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny), aimed at addressing the growing opioid epidemic will issue its findings and recommendations in the next few days.

“The strategy, effort and action are all in motion, so dedicated time to complete the mission during a special session is exactly what we need,” said Turzai.

Single Mom Needs Help...

Was wondering if you could list this Go Fund me account as I am a single mother with some serious health problems going on right now and desperately need help because my insurance won't cover much. Thank you so much.
My cell is can text or call if you have any questions at all. Also could you put in the listing for people who are afraid of making donations online, they can be mailed to PO Box 551 Shinglehouse, PA 16748. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. God Bless.

PA CleanWays Completes Successful Electronic Collection

(Photo: Jim Clark Caption: McKean County Recycling Coordinator, Justin Lund, assists with the PA CleanWays Electronic Recycling Event.)

PA CleanWays of McKean County sponsored a successful electronic collection on Friday, June 24, 2016, from 10:00 AM to Noon at the Bradford City Garages on Holley Avenue in Bradford, PA. Three trucks loaded with TVs, computers, and other electronics were collected and sent for recycling to JVS Environmental Inc. in Somerset County. Twenty PA CleanWays volunteers helped during the day. The Crosby Mini-mart on East Main Street provided discounted pizza for lunch. Additional sponsors included McKean County Adult Probation, McKean County Conservation District, the City of Bradford, and Penn State Extension.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched To North Academy Street

At 12:57 PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to a medical emergency on North Academy Street.

Hundreds Attend GI Jive Presented By Potter-McKean Players At Coudersport Consistory

Cathy Thompson Bowers added 32 new photos from June 25 at 7:00pm — at Coudersport Consistory.
Last night we attended the Potter-McKean presentation of the "GI JIVE" and were overwhelmed with the show and the many talented people we have in Potter and McKean counties. Many thanks to Gloria Richardson, Director, Paul Herzig, Producer, and the many others involved in the presentation. 

 It was tremendous. So much to offer in the PA Wilds that most people do not even know about. I thank God every day that I live here. I will post just a few pictures. It was tough picking out the ones to post as each of them were wonderful. 

P.S. - Among the hundreds of people who attended this amazing I found Rhoda Weimer and Faye Hauber, floating around the huge crowed. God Bless.

Horton Twp., Brockway Dispatched To Motorcycle Crash On Rt. 219

At 12:13 PM on Sunday, Horton Township Fire Dept. with Fire & Ambulance from Brockway dispatched to the area of 6404 Rt. 219 for a motorcycle crash with people injured. Medevac 6 is on standby.
Medevac 6 cancelled.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 6 West

At 12:06 PM on Sunday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 6 west for a Link to Life call.

Michael B. Clouser, 69, of Cyclone, PA.

 Michael B. Clouser

Michael B. Clouser, 69, of Cyclone, PA., died Saturday (June 25, 2016) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Bolivar Ambulances Dispatched For Assault Victims

At 2:51 AM on Sunday, Bolivar has been dispatched with 2 ambulances to 65 Friendship Street for a male & female assault victims at request of police.


Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 2:12 AM on Sunday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Cole Manor for a medical emergency.

Morris, Cogan House Dispatched To Vehicle Crash With Injury On Rt. 287

At 2:08 PM on Sunday, Morris , Cogan House Substation & Wellsboro ALS have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash  near 22899 Rt. 287. Roadway is partially blocked with injury.

Congratulations To Chris Heimel

The 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.

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced RN To Join Their Team

Champion Orthopedics Offering Free "Coaches' Clinic" July 19th At Cole

Stihl Chainsaw, Weed Eater, Stolen In Ulysses Burglary

Light Bar Stolen From Roof of Vehicle In Austin

McKean County Scheduled For Sobriety Checkpoints During July

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Canton Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-06-15 to Swepi Lp in Canton Twp, Bradford county. 102.22(a) - SITE STABILIZATION – PERMANENT STABILIZATION – Permitee failed to have site permanently stabilized and protected from accelerated erosion and sedimentation upon final completion of earth disturbance activity.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Northern Tier Camp Cadet Finishes Up Another Year

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Man Lifeflighted After Being Struck By Eldred Woman's SUV In Canandaigua, NY

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CANANDAIGUA — A 25-year-old Webster man is in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital after being struck by an SUV as he crossed State Route 364 in the town of Canandaigua.

Michael A. Winderl Jr., was crossing the road near Marvin Sands Drive when he was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by 28-year-old Chelsea D. Church of Eldred, Pa., according to Ontario County sheriff’s deputies.

Winderl suffered head injuries and was rendered unconscious at the scene, deputies said.

He was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight for treatment.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 10:12 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a patient to go to Cole Memorial.


U.S. Cado Holdings, Inc. Recalls Imported Siluriformes Fish Products Distributed Without Meeting FSIS Requirements
U.S. Cado Holdings, Inc., a Santa Anna, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,235 pounds of imported, frozen Swai fillets products that were distributed into U.S. commerce without meeting federal importation requirements. This is an expansion of a June 20, 2016 recall to include additional products, production dates, and distribution area.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched To Kibbeville Road For Man Fallen From Tractor

At 6:27 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to 299 Kibbeville Road in Oswayo Township for a male who has fallen off a tractor in a field.
Chief 39 is requesting an engine to scene. Rescue is responding.

Fire, EMS Dispatched To 3 Vehicle Crash

At 5:25 PM on Saturday, Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a 3 vehicle crash at East Main & St. Francis Drive in Bradford.

Sharon E. JAYSON, 70, of Canastota, NY

Sharon E. JAYSON

Sharon E. JAYSON, 70, of Canastota, NY, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility, Oneida, NY. 

Born July 6, 1945, in Wellsville, NY, she was the daughter of Stuart Lamont and Betty Jane Chaffee Williamson. A resident of Canastota for the past fifty­-eight years, Sharon attended Canastota schools. 

Prior to her retirement, due to a disability, Sharon was employed with the Die Molding Corporation for thirteen years. She was of the Baptist faith. 

Surviving are: a daughter, Deanna Jayson of East Syracuse; five sons, Steve (Tami) Curtis of Oneida, Shannon (Teri) Curtis of Bridgeport, Dewayne (Theresa) Jayson of North Carolina, Danny Jayson of Munnsville and Derald (Julie) Jayson of Canastota; a sister, Beverly Lovett of Canastota; three brothers, Dick (Lena) Williamson of Mansfield, Ohio, Donald (Geraldine) Williamson of Oneida and Elden Williamson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; nineteen grandchildren; four great-­grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Campbell­ Dean Funeral Home, Canastota. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 30, 2016 in the Mills Cemetery, Mills, PA. Local arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Potter County Commissioners Meeting For June 9, 2016

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For June 23; 2016

Lane Restriction on Route 15 NB Just South of the Welcome Center in Tioga County Due To Second Crash


Montoursville – Motorists in Tioga County are advised there is a lane restriction on Route 15 northbound just south of the Welcome Center due to a crash involving multiple vehicles.

This crash occurred near a previous crash that closed down the passing lanes in both directions near the Welcome Center. Cleanup of that crash scene continues.

Motorists should be alert, slow down and drive with caution through the area.

Highland Township Dispatched To Second Accident On Timberline Trail

At 3:10 PM on Saturday, Highland Township has been advised of another accident. A motorcycle versus trailer near the parking lot of the Timberline Trail. Stat has been put on standby.
3:18 PM--Kane Fire Dept. dispatched to assist mutual aid.

Mjoelnr Emmanuel Mayer, 21, of Poughkeepsie, NY

Mjoelnr Emmanuel Mayer

Mjoelnr Emmanuel Mayer, 21, of Poughkeepsie, NY, died on June 24, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Hospital. 

He was the husband of Channelle Brooke (Brostrom) Mayer, who survives. Mjoelnr was born June 7, 1995 in Plano, TX, the son of Molly and Richard Meddaugh, of Wellsboro.

Mjoelnr was passionate about cooking and wines. He was employed at Commander’s Place, New Orleans, LA; as well as the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro. He accomplished his dream of making his hobbies his vocation and looked forward to becoming a Sommelier.

He enjoyed being in the outdoors, hiking, listening to music and driving his car.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mjoelnr is survived by his grandparents, Samuel and Cynthia Long of Wellsboro.

A memorial service for Mjoelnr will be held at the Wellsboro Bible Church, Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor T.J. Freeman officiating.

Local arrangements are being held by Tussey-Mosher Funeral, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wellsboro Bible Church, 45 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Otto Ambulance Dispatched To Majestic Trails For ATV Crash

At 2:34 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Ambulance, QRS 9, & Medic 1 dispatched to an ATV accident at Majestic Trails at the trail head. A 16 year old is injured.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Union Street

At 3:31 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to North Union Street for chest pain.

Highland Dispatched To ATV Crash On Timberline Trail

At 2:15 PM on Saturday, Highland Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the Timberline Trail for a ATV rollover accident. A 44 year old male is reported to be injured.
Kane Ambulance dispatched ALS. Transported to Kane Community hospital.

4 Vehicle Accident Dispatched On Rt. 15; Possible Entrapment; Roadway Blocked

At 2:13 PM on Saturday, Tioga, Lawrenceville & Mansfield have been dispatched to a second accident south of the welcome center on Rt. 15. 4 vehicles with possible entrapment reported.

Passing Lanes Closed on Route 15 near the Welcome Center in Tioga County

 Motorists in Tioga County are advised that the passing lanes on Route 15 are closed in both directions near the Welcome Center due to a tractor-trailer crash.
The truck hit the median barrier and spilled its contents. 

The lane closures will be in effect while workers clean up the crash scene.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the area.

Roulette Bicentennial News Update; July 8, 9, 10, 2016

We have more T-shirts ordered and they will be in before the big weekend, however, if you want to assure that you get one you should call the office a head of time and have it paid for. We have a few smalls and quite a few mediums left for anyone who is interested.

Just a reminder that those who ordered shirts and paid for them ahead of time they are here at the office. You may come pick them up during the week.
Roulette Township Bicentennial
Please, if you are interested call the office at 544-7549 so we can start getting you signed up.

We apologize for the inconvenience but we have had to make a change in our plans for Sunday July 10th during the Bicentennial celebration. We had originally planned on a Kayak Dice Run down the river but unfortunately the weather is not cooperating. 
We wanted to be sure that we had something going on for Sunday so we decided to change it over to a Corn Hole Tournament. We hope that we can get some interest in this tournament to help us close out our Celebration. Please share with all your Corn Hole friends and get your teams together...this should be really fun. 
The Backpack program will be serving breakfast starting at 9am and we have some pretty good food going on...Breakfast Sandwiches, Breakfast Burritos, Sausage patties, Bacon, Mini Omelets and whatever else we can come up with and trust will not buy breakfast anywhere for the prices we will have...even if you aren't gonna get in to the tournament you can stop down and have breakfast with us.

Roulette Township Bicentennial
Bring your kids or grand-children to enjoy the games. We will be having sack races, minute to win it games that will cost nothing and they will still win a prize. The other games are only $0.25 a piece and they can win small, medium, or large prizes.


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Rest Easy Copper You Are Loved And Missed.

Thank you for all the support, concern, and shares. Cooper was found this afternoon and unfortunately with a saddened heart I must share that he had been hit and did not survive. Rest easy Cooper, you are loved and will be missed.

New Waterways Conservation Officers Graduate Begin Duties in Region

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New Waterways Conservation Officers Graduate
Begin Duties in Region
HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 24) – Eighteen waterways conservation officers (WCO) from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) have formally graduated from the agency’s H.R. Stackhouse School of Fishery Conservation and Watercraft Safety and have started working in their assigned regions across the state.
“Learn your districts well so that you can properly advise anglers, boaters and others who have questions about where to fish or boat and about how to stay safe on our lakes, rivers and streams,” PFBC Executive Director John Arway said during the 21st Class graduation ceremony held today at Fort Indiantown Gap.  “You have a difficult and challenging job ahead of you, but if you do it right, it will be the most rewarding experience you will ever have.”
“Always remember that we serve the public and our natural resources and not ourselves and your decisions will be guided accordingly,” he added. “You become not only a part of the PFBC team, but also part of a much larger conservation team that includes our anglers, boaters and other conservationists who are our partners and allies. We cannot forget that.”
The new waterways conservation officers, their hometowns and assigned regions are:
  • Jacob Bennett, Middleburg, Snyder County. Assigned to Snyder, Union, Montour, and western Northumberland counties.
  • Michael Blair, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County. Assigned to southern Bucks County.
  • Justin Boatwright, Muncy, Lycoming County. Assigned to Potter County.
  • Matthew Colian, Cresson, Cambria County. Assigned to eastern Armstrong and Indiana counties.
  • Thomas Csuri, Glen Rock, York County. Assigned to Clearfield County.
  • Timothy Haas, Glenshaw, Allegheny County. Assigned to Lawrence and Butler counties.
  • Nathan Hancock, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County. Assigned to southern Montgomery and western Philadelphia counties.
  • Chad Lauer, Jersey Shore, Lycoming County. Assigned to Tioga County.
  • Troy Merrell, Shartlesville, Berks County. Assigned to Berks County.
  • Travis Miller, New Ringgold, Schuylkill County. Assigned to Lehigh County.
  • Jeremy Ney, Halifax, Dauphin County. Assigned to Franklin and eastern Fulton counties.
  • Matthew Raetsch, Malvern, Chester County. Assigned to western Allegheny County.
  • David Raulfs, Jr., Allentown, Lehigh County. Assigned to Washington County.
  • Zachary Rudd, Bloomsburg, Columbia County. Assigned to Northampton County.
  • Tyler Soety, Corry, Erie County. Assigned to eastern Erie County. WCO Soety also received the Edward W. Manhart Academic Achievement Award.
  • Rachael Thurner-Diaz, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County. Assigned to Adams and western York counties.
  • Joseph Underdonk, Sr., Elizabethtown, Lancaster County. Assigned to Warren County.
  • Daniel Wilson, Dravosburg, Allegheny County. Assigned to southern Westmoreland County.
“Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come,” added Board President Edward Mascharka, III, who represents the agency’s 1st District. “As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”
“Due to you and your training efforts, sound judgment, and foresight, the aquatic resources of Pennsylvania will be better protected for this and future generations as the Constitution guarantees,” he added. “You should take pride in the accomplishments you have made and go forward into the field to serve and protect the natural resources of this Commonwealth and the citizens of Pennsylvania.”
Before graduating, officers undergo an extensive 52-week training program. They completed Municipal Police Officers Basic Training in December. The training course, held at the Pennsylvania State Police Northwest Training Center in Meadville, Crawford County, covered all phases of police work, from the Vehicle and Crimes codes to use of firearms and conducting criminal investigations. Officers then completed seven months of on-the-job training with seasoned WCOs, including assisting with investigations, patrolling regions, participating in public outreach events and stocking waterways.
PHOTO CAPTION – 21st WCO Class (L-R): Justin Boatwright, Michael Blair, Chad Lauer, Nathan Hancock, Jacob Bennett, Matthew Colian, Timothy Haas, Travis Miller, Jeremy Ney, Daniel Wilson, Rachael Thurner-Diaz, David Raulfs, Matthew Raetsch, Tyler Soety, Troy Merrell, Zachary Rudd, Thomas Csuri, Joseph Underdonk

Please welcome Mark Williams to the Chamber

Attending the ribbon-cutting were (from left): Chamber directors Britta Hooftallen and Sandy Kenyon, Mark Williams and wife Kathy, and Chamber director Susan Lemons.
One of the region’s longest-serving craftsmen was welcomed as a new member of the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce. Mark Williams Piano Service operates within a 75-mile radius of the county seat. Mark has been tuning, repairing and rebuilding pianos for 46 years. His work takes him everywhere from Mansfield University in Tioga County to rural homes, churches and schools in Potter, McKean and Cameron counties. He’s available for appointments or consultation at 814-274-9586 or 814-594-8062.

The ribbon was cut at Coudersport's Christ Episcopal Church in front of a Baldwin grand piano regularly maintained by Mr. Williams and by the climate control system he installed that helps keep it in tune as the seasons change. Special thanks to Mother Janis Yskamp for the use of the sanctuary for the ceremony.

Lock Haven University Physician Assistant Students At Cole Memorial


Route 890 in Northumberland County Closed Due to Downed Utility Poles and Wires

Montoursville – Motorists in Northumberland County are advised that Route 890 in Northumberland County is closed between Route 4016 (Plum Creek Road) and Route 4013 (Captain Bloom Road) in Rockefeller Township due to downed utility poles and wires caused by a vehicle crash.

The utility company is enroute to the scene. The road should remain closed for several hours.

A detour is in place using local roads.

Schedule for Bolivar's Pioneer Oil Days


Blood Drive Today At LEEK Preserve In Oswayo, PA

Roulette Township Seeking Candidates For Part Time Employment

Check Out Neshaminy Creek Craft Beers At Hotel Crittenden's Wings & Strings Wednesday From 6 to 8 PM

The Hotel Crittenden is teaming up with Neshaminy Creek brewing and Midstate beverage to bring you a Neshaminy Creek Tap Takeover. Enjoy a large sampling of their amazing craft beers brewed right in Bucks County Pa. 

Josh Wilson from Neshaminy Creek will be at the Hotel Crittenden during their weekly Wings and Strings, Wednesday, June 29th, 6-8pm. 

Come out and sample some of bucks counties finest all while enjoying some great food and amazing music performed by singer songwriter Ade Adu. 6-9 pm.

As always we cant wait to see you !!!

The Band Anastazja Is Back At Ulysses Library Music on the Lawn Sunday at 6 PM

Revised Entertainment Schedule For Shinglehouse Summer Fun Fest

Farm Estate Auction Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 23 Shoefelt Lane, Westfield, PA

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced RN To Join Their Team