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Friday, October 24, 2014

Bradford Responding To MVA With Possible Ejection

Bradford Responding To MVA With Possible Ejection

At 2:40 AM on Friday, Bradfrod Ambulance and Bradford Township Fire Rescue dispatched to Corydon Street & Dorothy Lane for a motor vehicle accident with possible ejection.

Roulette 2014 Halloween Parade Is Saturday, October 25, 2014

Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Ham & Turkey Party Saturday, November 1st

Heart’s Desire Annual Holiday Open House Set For November 1st In Downtown Galeton, PA

Heart’s Desire Annual Holiday Open House
 Looking for an innovative shopping experience? 

Then come Christmas shopping at Heart’s Desire’s annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 1st from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Downtown Galeton.

Choose from a unique selection of new, vintage and locally made gift ideas including our very own Primitives Candles, a Heart’s Desire signature product. Browse a wide variety of local vendor gift ideas and home décor throughout two floors in a 1917 country store setting. You’ll be sure to find just the right gift for all the people on your list.

Enjoy live Christmas music by Vernal Pool performing Celtic & Appalachian music including traditional Christmas carols from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. They will be performing at the mezzanine at the front of the store, and the performance is free and open to the public.

C. F. Lawrenson, local artist/illustrator and author of two childrens’ books, Shalock and the Cloud of Bad Dreams and In Search of the Great Wild Kawkins, will be here for a book signing from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

 Rusty Williams, local wooden basket maker, will be here representing his popular line of handmade hardwood baskets. Also, new this year is coffee sampling from Speakeasy Coffee Company…they will be featuring their own line of small batch, high quality, specialty coffees.
As always, there will be refreshments and drawings for gift certificate giveaways. Homemade cookie plates will be scattered throughout the store for your enjoyment. 

Shop Heart’s Desire for quality products and affordable pricing along with lots of “one of a find” gifts and collectibles. Galeton’s most innovative shopping experience is your Christmas shopping headquarters! Heart’s Desire is located at 27 West Main Street, Galeton, open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday Noon – 3 p.m.

PSA Has Full-Time Night LPN & RN Positions In Galeton & Ulysses

Think About It

Is It Hard To Say NO?

Someone once said that the definition of stress was “When your heart says no but your mouth says, Yes, I’d love to”. Many of us have difficulty saying no. We get roped into to many things, serve on too many committees, involved in too many activities, and all the while wishing we’d never open our mouths. Such is the plight of many.

There have been many times that I have kicked myself for volunteering to do yet another project. And if I didn’t kick myself, my wife was willing to do it for me. In a schedule that is already filled with numerous tasks, why do I add another one? Why do you? Is it that we like pain? Or are there other reasons behind our actions that we are unaware of that we need to address and deal with.

For many who have a hard time saying no, the problem relates to issues within themselves. We don’t want to disappoint people, because we’re afraid that somehow that will reflect back on us. For others saying no reflects on their understanding of what their Christian faith is all about. Thinking that we need to be a servant, we agree to serve anywhere and everywhere. We want people to like us so we agree to do what they ask, and then quietly resent them for asking us in the first place, failing to realize that we put ourselves in that position.

The way that we change is by learning to set up boundaries. When we have loose or no boundaries, we allow others to walk all over us, and ultimate take advantage. Yet the problem isn’t with them it’s with us. We give away our power, our time, and our energy. Instead of giving these things away, we need to learn to protect them.

Even Jesus said no to the demands of people to pray and be alone. Taking care of himself made him more effective in helping others. Do you need to practice saying “No”? Think about it.

Potter County Annual Dinner For Community Foundation For The Twin Tiers At Ulysses Firehall Saturday

Glow Run 5K Saturday At Mitchel Park in Coudersport Benefits Suicide Prevention


Online-Only Auction of 2 Homes, Land & Service Garage In Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA Bidding Closes November 6, 2014


Barbershop Show To Benefit Area Food Banks Saturday, Oct. 25 At Coudersport High School

Cole Memorial Seeking Licensed Practical Nurse

www.charlescole hospital.com

Marine Cpl. Donovan E. Clancy, Ridgway. PA

 Services Saturday For Missing Ridgway Marine
US Marine

RIDGWAY, Pa. — A celebration of life will take place Saturday in Ridgway, Pa. for Marine Cpl. Donovan E. Clancy after his commanding officer officially submitted a determination of death.

The celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, in St. Leo's Church, 111 Depot St., Ridgway, Pa. The family asks that donations in Cpl. Clancy's name be made to the Wounded Warrior Fund

According to the Stars and Stripes news service, Clancy, the grandson of Edward G. Clancy, Jr., of Hornell, was reported missing on Sept. 26 in a swimming-related incident while wading in heavy surf conditions on the northwestern shore of Tinian.

Exhaustive searches were conducted Sept. 26-30 for Cpl. Clancy, who is from Ridgway. The five day search was conducted by land, sea, and air assets and encompassed 1,714 square nautical miles, according to military officials and press reports.

Stars and Stripes reported that on the morning of Oct. 1, Coast Guard District 14 Commander, Rear Admiral Cari Thomas, suspended the search for Clancy, who was swept over the reef at LamLam Beach on the northwestern side of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, released a statement in response to the suspension of the search for the missing Marine, who was temporarily assigned to Tinian.

"May God bless the family of Cpl. Donovan Clancy and the Marines assigned to Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18. My thoughts are with the Marines on Tinian during this difficult time as they are away from their homes. The training they are participating in as part of Forager Fury and the work they do every day are vital to the defense of our nation. To the families of everyone who has been affected by this tragedy, our hearts and prayers go out to you."

Clancy is also survived by his wife, Tiffany Clancy, and his stepson, Brandon Clancy.

According to the military, Clancy's commendations include the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Meritorious Mast, Korean Defense Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

By Neal Simon
The Evening Tribune

Read more: http://www.eveningtribune.com/article/20141023/News/141029831#ixzz3H29D8uzI

Edna R. Lord, 83 years of age, of Sloan Road, Caton, NY

Edna R. Lord
Edna R. Lord, 83 years of age, of Sloan Road, Caton, NY, passed on Oct. 21, 2014 at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pa.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1931 in Trenton, N.J., the daughter of Orville and Eunice Hoagland. She was a graduate of Trenton High School and Trenton State College with a degree in Elementary Education.

Edna and Bob were married on June 16, 1956 in Trenton, N.J. She was a devoted wife and her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Edna taught elementary school in Trenton, N.J, Hornell, N.Y., and in Corning at the Beaver Valley Elementary School and other Corning area schools. She was also a substitute teacher, teaching assistant, and classroom volunteer.

In 1983, she received a degree in Human Services from Corning Community College and worked for New York State in the Developmentally Disabled field at Painted Post, N.Y. She retired from New York state in 1993.

Edna enjoyed volunteer work with the Corning Library as well as singing with the Caton United Methodist Choir. Her other hobbies included reading, writing, and helping others. Edna was a member of the Caton Grange and Twin Tier Vintage Car Club. She and Bob ran the Caton Community Blood drives for many years at the Caton United Methodist Church.

Her survivors include her beloved husband of 58 years, Bob; daughter, Pamela (Lord) Roller and son-in-law, Jay, of Valencia, Calif.; son, Roger and daughter-in-law, Lynn (Withers), of Moravia; two grandchildren, Heidi (Lord) Wright and her husband, Corey, of Lockport, N.Y., and Bryan (fiancée Katie Stayton) Lord, of Moravia; sister, Mary Mehaffey, of Lakeland, Fla., and sister-in-law, Jane Lord, of LeRoy, N.Y.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 East First St., in Corning. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in the Caton United Methodist Church with Pastor Beth Bouwens and Pastor Chad Sayers officiating.

The family would appreciate that memorial donations be given to the Southeast Steuben County Library System.

Edna’s family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DNCR Grants Benefit Hanley Park, Austin Dam and Majestic Trails

DCNR grants to help revitalize Hanley Park
Austin Dam & Majestic Trails Also Funded

By ALEX DAVIS Era Reporter a.davis@bradfordera.com
Bradford Era

Recreation areas in McKean and Potter counties will be improved with the help of $247,200 in recently awarded state grants.

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced on Oct. 17 that $175,000 will help revitalize Hanley Park in Bradford; $62,200 will go toward the rehabilitation of the Austin Dam Memorial Park in Potter County; and $10,000 would be used to help maintain motorized recreation trails in the Majestic Trails Park, McKean County.

Austin Borough is the recipient of $62,200 for the rehabilitation of the Austin Dam Memorial Park from the DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program. Work would include construction of roadway access; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

In McKean County, the Majestic Kamp & Lost Trails Inc. will receive $10,000 to purchase tracks for a bulldozer used for maintenance of motorized recreation trails in the Majestic Trails Park. 

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$142. Stolen From Purse In Parked Car in Smethport

No Injuries For Hartstown Couple After Car Hits Deer On Rt. 6

State Police Investigating Burglary of Seasonal Residence

Oswayo Man Charged With Stealing Electric Power

Charges Pending In Genesee Altercation

Actor & Victim Cited For Harassment

16 Year Old Cited For Tearing Up Yard With A Pickup Truck

Tree Stand Stolen In Sharon Township

Bradford Man Cited For Bad Checks

PA Lumber Museum Associates Annual Meeting Saturday, October 25th at 12:00 Noon

Mercer Livestock Auction Market Report for October 21, 2014

Mercer Livestock Auction
Market Report for October 21, 2014

Weather: Overcast, Cool

Commercial Bulls: (Hvy. Wt) $110.00 to $127.00
Commercial Cows: (Core) $95.00 to $110.00

Fed Colored Steers: (High Choice) $160.00 to $171.00
Fed Colored Heifers: (High Choice) $150.00 to $168.50
Fed Holsteins: (Choice) to $140.00

Feeder Steers: (Core) $185.00 to $217.50
Feeder Heifers: (Core) $160.00 to $177.50 - No high end
Feeder Bulls: (Core) $170.00 to $200.00

Calves: (Core) $380.00 to $460.00
Brood Cows: to $1,550.00

87 Ringside Buyers
673 Internet Buyers/Viewers

Next Super Fall Special: Fri., Nov. 14th @ 6:30 PM
Go to www.mercerlivestockauction.com for exciting market news, promotions, Open Buying Day & Special Feeder Sales. Every auction live internet viewing /bidding!

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Potter County Annual Dinner For Community Foundation For The Twin Tiers At Ulysses Firehall Saturday

Statement on Vandalism

Statement on Vandalism

"The apparent acts of vandalism that took place in Clarion County to the campaign signs of my opponent, along with reports of stolen campaign signs from the yards of my supporters is deplorable. These actions have no place in the democratic process or otherwise, and I fully support the efforts of law enforcement to hold the perpetrators responsible for their actions."

—Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson

Emporium Celebrating 150th Birthday

Tom Wolf Was Peace Corps Volunteer Before Going In Business


Phoenix Sintered Metals Contributes to Youth Programs

Phoenix Sintered Metals Contributes to Youth Programs

Left to right, Penn State DuBois' Director of Development Jean Wolf and Chancellor Melanie Hatch accept a check from Phoenix Sintered Metals Chief Operating Officer Steve Leuschel and Community Initiatives Coordinator Nick Hoffman.

DuBOIS – Phoenix Sintered Metals of Brockway, PA has contributed support to youth programs at Penn State DuBois through a Pennsylvania state tax credit program. The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, and allows businesses to contribute to specified educational institutions in lieu of regular state tax payments. Specifically, EITC requires that businesses support scholarship funds for youth.

At Penn State DuBois, programs that benefit from the Phoenix gift include Kids in College and Math Options. Kids in College provides fun learning opportunities in reading, science, art, and more for thousands of youngsters. The main objective of the program is to increase students' interest and knowledge in the arts, science, and technology, and to provide challenging experiences which are not part of the regular school curriculum.

Math Options is designed to teach young girls how math skills apply to a variety of real-world situations and rewarding careers. The hope is that they stay interested in mathematics by learning about the opportunities and success that they can realize through its' use. The program is aimed at the specific seventh grade female demographic because statistics show that they are at the greatest risk for losing interest in these essential subjects.

"The DuBois Campus of the Pennsylvania State University has been a major player for post- secondary education in our area. Phoenix has been working with the local university on specialized programs over the last four years," said Steve Leuschel, chief operating officer and general manager of Phoenix Sintered Metals. These programs have been a tremendous benefit to the educational needs of our employees. We are grateful to have this significant resource right in our back yard. We are pleased to contribute to Penn State DuBois’ innovative educational programs such as Kids in College and Math Options."

Upon receiving the check from Leuschel, Penn State DuBois chancellor Melanie Hatch remarked, "We are very grateful for the gift; the programs it supports are going extremely well, and are so important to the youth of this area. One of our favorite ways to reach out to our community is to support our area youth, and provide opportunities for learning that they may not have available in their regular curriculums. Our programs supplement what children learn in local schools, and give them an edge in their educational pursuits; an edge they’ll maintain throughout their student career."

Alumni Awards to Honor Three Individuals for Success, Support

Alumni Awards to Honor Three Individuals for Success, Support

DuBOIS – The Annual Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards Banquet will honor three individuals who have demonstrated leadership and ingenuity in their fields, as well as steadfast support for the campus. Joyce Fairman, of DuBois; Craig Pearce, currently of Istanbul, Turkey; and Robert Ellinger, currently of Maridi, South Sudan, will receive awards at the banquet scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, at the Lakeview Lodge at Treasure Lake. All members of the community are invited to attend.

Fairman has been selected as this year's recipient of the Distinguished Ambassador Award. This award is given to an individual who may or may not be an alumnus, but has made outstanding contributions to the campus and its mission. She is the president of the board of directors for the Fairman Family Foundation. Established by her late husband, Alan Fairman, the foundation supports activities that promote the physical and mental health of young people in area communities. At Penn State DuBois, the Fairman Family Foundation contributes support for efforts including children and youth programs and the BEST Robotics Competition, and is the naming contributor to renovations on the Alan R. Fairman House, a home on campus for the honors program and alumni as well as staff offices.

Fairman currently works in the oil and gas production field and is part owner of Fairman Corporation, an operator of natural gas wells. She retired from Atlas Pressed Metals in 2011, where she worked for 20 years as the accounting and systems manager. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1976, and her MBA in 1984, also from IUP. Additionally, Fairman serves on the Council of Trustees for IUP, is active in her community with such organizations as the St. Catherine Church Fundraising Committee, The Association of Women Investors Organization, the DuBois Area YMCA, the United Way, the DuBois Public Library, and is a former member of the Penn State DuBois Athletics Fundraising Committee.

Pearce is one of two recipients of this year's Outstanding Alumni Award. This is awarded to a Penn State DuBois alumnus who graduated from or attended campus 11 to 40 years ago and demonstrates professional leadership with an impact on society, leadership within their professional field, citizenship in their community, and engagement with a campus or alumni group. Pearce is a University Distinguished Professor at MEF University in Istanbul, Turkey.
He is the founding Director of the Deloitte Leadership Institute at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, Turkey. He was formerly the Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria and was the Donald Clifton Chair in Leadership and the Director of the Institute for Innovative Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, he worked with Peter Drucker at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management.

Pearce received his B.S. with Honors and Distinction in Management and a minor in Psychology from Penn State in 1987, his MBA in Management from The University of Wisconsin-Madison 1988, and a Ph.D. in Management and Organization from The University of Maryland-College Park in 1997. He is also a co-founder of an agricultural biotechnology company and an active keynoted speaker and consultant to business organizations including American Express, Behlen Manufacturing, British Bakeries, Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America, Land Rover, GEICO Insurance, Panda Restaurant Group, Rayovac, Pickering Foods, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, The Rouse Company, Rover Cars, Serono, SK Group Korea, and SmartScan Imaging. His research interests are Shared Leadership, Hierarchical Leadership, Ethics/Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Performance.

Robert Ellinger will also receive the Outstanding Alumni Award. He is Senior Management Advisor for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International Ltd. He currently works as South Sudan Country Director in Maridi, South Sudan, Africa, but calls Treasure Lake home. He is Chief of Party for the Electrification Sustainability Program (ESP), overseeing a technical assistance program funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) supporting the process of achieving long-term sustainability for three recently constructed electric generation-distribution utilities serving the towns of Kapoeta, Maridi and Yei in the Equatoria States of South Sudan. Prior to his current assignment, Bob worked on several short-term assignments in the African countries of Uganda and Liberia. In 2011 he completed a three year assignment as Chief of Party for the Rural Electrification Development Program (REDP) in Bangladesh.

Ellinger began his career in rural electrification as the Energy Management Advisor for United Electric Cooperative in DuBois. He has more than 25 years of experience in rural electrification programs having served in staff positions in DuBois prior to moving to Delaware, Ohio where, at the age of 34, he became Ohio’s youngest general manager of an electric distribution cooperative. While in Ohio, Ellinger served as vice president of the Ohio Managers Association and chairman of the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Youth Committee. Ellinger earned an associate degree in business administration from Penn State DuBois in 1980, and was awarded membership in the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and an avid follower of Penn State athletics both in DuBois and University Park.

The cost for dinner at the Alumni Awards Banquet is $25.00 per person. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to Julie by November 6, at 814-375-4775 or  

Thank You To Roulette & Port Allegany Fire Departments....

We would like to thank the Roulette and Port Allegany Fire Departments for their quick response the night of our chimney fire. 

Their thoughtfulness and thoroughness was greatly appreciated. It makes a person appreciate the small communities we live in. 

Once again - Thanks and job well done.

Carl and Bonna Johnson

Two tri-colored beagles STILL MISSING since October 8th from Hamilton road in Ulysses

TJ Kirsten Williams 2:21pm Oct 23
STILL MISSING since Wednesday, October 8th from Hamilton road in Ulysses. Two tri-colored beagles. A female with orange collar and a Male with a green collar. Can text or call 203-5589 if seen. Thank you

Former Philadelphia traffic judge charged in bribery case

Former Philadelphia traffic judge charged in bribery case

Inmate Assaults Correction Officer at SCI Forest

Inmate Assaults Correction Officer at SCI Forest

Posted by Joanne Bauer
 Explore Clarion 

JENKS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Marienville-based State Police say an incident of Aggravated Assault occurred at SCI Forest, in Jenks Township, Forest County.

Police are investigating an incident that occurred around 1:33 p.m. on October 17 when a known, 35-year-old SCI Forest inmate cut an SCI Forest Correction Officer with an unknown object.

The laceration required six stitches, according to police.

Charges are pending.

The above report was released to exploreClarion.com on October 22, 2014.

Ulysses Boro Seeking Candidates For Assistant Secretary



Just as this region is on the verge of a major “gas rush” again, an extremely important House Bill has not been put on the back burner in Harrisburg, it’s been taken off the stove! This can be changed. As tired of politics as many of us are with November closing in, here is something just as important as your vote. House Bill 1684 was removed from the table in October … a terrible loss for landowners but not so for O&G industries. Refreshing our memory: 1684’s purpose was to amend PA’s Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act (Act 60 of 1979) … that wonderful law intended to ensure that No One was to receive less than a 12.5% royalty. Thinking that was a “OK! Now the playing field is leveled!” many happily signed leases w/12.5% (or better!) royalty clauses. It didn’t take long for those receiving checks to realize Company Expenses were being subtracted before checks were written. Royalty percentages were actually being calculated at a much lower rate than the lease agreement stated On The Front Page and the checks reflected that. Darn those hidden clauses on back pages!

With a loud outcry from the public this same Bill 1684 can be placed solidly on the table in January @ the House level and the Senate level. Whether one receives direct benefit from its passing in the form of a fatter royalty check or indirectly thanks to ACT 13 money coming into our townships from state O&G activity … makes no difference. PA’s subsurface resources have great value. Let’s be sure a fair share of the riches reach those who sign leases, and the counties whose needs are great.

Bombard November’s winning representatives, those who will be going to Harrisburg in 2015. Insist that House Bill 1684 be put back on the table. Watch what steps NARO (National Association of Rights Owners) is taking throughout the state to educate rights owners and legislators about current related issues. Everything ties into together and becomes meaningful when we’re all on the same page. Pipelines, storage fields, O&G leases, right-of-ways are all part of the same prosperity package and the welcome mat is out when companies play fair and compensations are equitable.

It is your land, your money, your well-being that’s

On the table when House Bill 1684 is placed solidly in

Front of legislators again.

Will you choose to make it happen? The power is yours!

Janice L. Hancharick

This week's Pet of the Week is Dakota

This week's Pet of the Week is Dakota

She was a stray that was found pregnant that we took in sometime last year. She gave birth to her kittens at our East Smithfield location. Most of the kittens have been adopted since then and now Dakota is ready for her new home. She can come off as a little shy when first meeting you, but once you start petting her and loving on her -- she is forever yours! She is a very low maintenance, independent cat. She would adjust well to a home with a calm dog and children. She is good around most other cats given enough space. Dakota is up to date on vaccines, micro-chipped, spayed, and litter trained.

Please feel free to contact us at 570-724-3687 if you are interested in Dakota or any of our other pets available for adoption! Check out our new Adoptable cat blog at acscats.wordpress.com to get updates on our kitties or go on our webpage www.animalcaresanctuary.org to see what others are available.

Recovered Stolen Car From Poconos Has Police in NY Searching For Possible LInk To Frein Search

Abandoned car sparks search for Pennsylvania shooter in Bovina

By Julia Reischel
10/23/14 - 10:57 am
 Watershed Post

A stolen Pennsylvania car that was found abandoned in the small Catskills town of Bovina caused a massive police search for possible connections to fugitive Eric Matthew Frein on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Police say that there is no confirmed link to Frein, and no imminent danger to residents in the rural Delaware County area around Bovina. Read more...

Route 255 Improvement Project in Final Stages in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Oct. 27

Route 255 Improvement Project in Final Stages in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Oct. 27

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys is in its final stages. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Once finished, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of Oct. 27 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7 a.m. and continue through Friday afternoon during daytime hours.

• Outside travel lanes on Route 255 northbound and southbound from Tractor Supply to State Street will be closed during the daytime to perform work adjacent to the highway. Lanes will re-open each day at the end of the shift.

• The contractor will be cleaning and sealing newly installed concrete sidewalks and driveways.

• The contractor will be placing topsoil and seeding various locations throughout the project.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and to obey the posted speed limit.

Work has included pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for Route 255 south traffic, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.

Smethport Bridge Dedication to Honor Bucktail Regiment

Smethport Bridge Dedication to Honor Bucktail Regiment

WHAT: The Route 6 bridge over Marvin Creek in Smethport, McKean County, will be dedicated as Bucktail Regiment Memorial Bridge. The Bucktail Regiment was a group of young recruits from Cameron, Elk, McKean and Tioga counties that rose to the defense of the Union following the bombing of Fort Sumter in April 1861.

WHO: Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), members of the Smethport American Legion, area veterans and citizens.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Beside the Route 6 bridge.

Welcoming Braidon Edward Rounsville Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Boy!
Sarah and Josh Rounsville of Eldred, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Braidon Edward Rounsville who was born on October 21st at Cole Memorial. Braidon weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces.  He joins his sisters Kameron, 7 and Emily, 3.


by MizMonica Thomas
Had the nicest thing happen today, while I was raking leaves and picking up hickory nuts in my front yard. An elderly man stopped and smiled saying when I was a kid me and my sister picked these nuts up for the lady that lived in that house there. She paid us .25 and let us take as many as we wanted, he said, "that was over 75 years ago, it's nice to see that big old tree is still there, it was real big when I was a kid". You can't beat living in a small town.

Dr. Barkes Office will be closed all day Friday. There will be a Halloween Party That evening hosted by the Shinglehouse Fire Dept and Ambulance Association 6-8 pm. Parents must accompany their children.

The 8th grade will finish their candle sale and the Junior Class will be selling hoagies. The 27th is the end of the marking period and Red Ribbon Week will start. Saturday is the District 9 Championship for Cross Country Good Luck Kids!

Saturday is food pantry at the Methodist Church and Friday Night they are having Fish Fry at the Masonic Hall, it starts at 4:00.

At the Senior Center they still have times available to meet with the Office of Aging person doing the Medicare enrollments. Contact the center for information 697-7178. She will be here on the 28th. On Wednesday they are having their Halloween Party with Carl & JO Ann playing music and prizes.

Tuesday Night, October 28, Community Choir meets at the Senior Center at 6:00 and Monday night the 27th Habitat for Humanity has a Board meeting in Coudy at the Ambulance Building 6 pm.

So drop in and set a spell on the porch with me or you can reach me at 814-697-7625, mizmonica@frontier.com or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

Welcoming Mia Mae Popp-Hanes Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Girl!
Tarran Popp and Joshua Hanes from Galeton, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Mia Mae Popp-Hanes who was born on October 20th at Cole Memorial. Mia weighed 6 pounds and 4.4 ounces.  

Maternal Grandparents: Gary Popp of York, PA; Marlene Popp.

Paternal Grandparents: Larry Hanes of Galeton, PA; Virginia and Joseph Bliss of Gaines, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Robert and Kimberly Hanes of Waterloo, NY; Kathy Link of Port Allegany, PA.

Christmas Parking Meter Boxes Available

Christmas Parking Meter Boxes Available

The hand painted boxes which covered the parking meters in downtown Emporium will not be used this Christmas season according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak. “The boxes were painted by students, residents of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, and families,” explained Johns Solak, “Unfortunately after three years of use, they have fallen into disrepair and will not be used.”

The painting on the boxes remain untouched and the chamber is offering them to the artists. If parents would like the boxes, or those that painted them would like them for a memento stop in the chamber during business hours, where the boxes are on display and can easily be identified. The boxes not claimed by November 10 will be destroyed.

“The chamber wants to thank everyone who worked on that project! It was very successful in bringing generations together,” explained Johns Solak.

Medical Marijuana Helped Me Survive Cancer Treatment


The To Fill A Backpack is selling tickets for their annual 12 Days of Christmas raffle.

The To Fill A Backpack is selling tickets for their annual 12 Days of Christmas raffle.

The To Fill A Backpack is selling tickets for their annual 12 Days of Christmas raffle. This year there is a little twist…because of numerous donations we are able to draw a ticket every day for 25 days which means you have an extra 13 chances to win one of our prizes for the same $1 or $5 worth of tickets. The first ticket will be drawn on December 1st. Tickets can be purchased in Coudersport, Port Allegany, Roulette, Shinglehouse, Austin and also by sending a check, money order or cash to To Fill A Backpack – Attn: Raffle – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746. You do not need your ticket stubs but if you wish to have them please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will return 1 stub with the number of tickets purchased, etc. noted on the back of the ticket. Thank you to everyone that donated prizes for the raffle this year..we have quite the assortment including the big prize to be drawn on Christmas day…now wouldn’t that be quite the Christmas present to wake up to!!!

Andrew Kulp, Jr.
To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612
Email: info@tofillabackpack.org
Website: www.tofillabackpack.org

Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cogan House Twp

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cogan House Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-22 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 9H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cogan House Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-22 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 10H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

ANADARKO E&P ONSHORE LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cummings Twp Township

ANADARKO E&P ONSHORE LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-21 00:00:00 at site COP TRACT 356 G 1041H in Cummings Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Anthony Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-21 00:00:00 at site SECHRIST MARK UNIT 2H in Anthony Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional


Dylan Nuzzo, center, a senior sport and recreation management major from Bradford, speaking with Bill Pantuso of Northwest Savings, left, and Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, about his high school experience as a student in both the Bridges and College in the High School programs at Pitt-Bradford. (Photo by Alan Hancock)

BRADFORD, Pa. – Northwest Savings Bank has made a $25,000 contribution to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to provide tuition support for high school students in the region who are taking classes through the university’s Bridges and College in the High School dual enrollment programs.

The contribution comes through a tax credit program offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

This is the third year Northwest has taken advantage of the program to support Pitt-Bradford.

“We’re pleased to be able to support Pitt-Bradford and local students through this tax credit program,” said Bill Pantuso, senior vice president, district manager – Warren, McKean, Potter and Tioga counties. “Northwest and Pitt-Bradford both have deep roots in the region, and we look forward to future partnerships that help meet the educational needs of students and employers.”

Pitt-Bradford has two kinds of programs in which students can earn both high school and college credits for the same courses, Bridges and College in the High School. Both programs will benefit from Northwest’s contribution.

In the Bridges program, high school students attend Pitt-Bradford classes with regular college students. In College in the High School, which is now offered in 25 high schools throughout the region, qualified teachers teach Pitt-Bradford courses during regular school time, and students are able to earn college credit.

Contributions provided last year through Northwest and other local businesses allowed Pitt-Bradford to add new schools to the College in the High School program this fall: Titusville Area High School in Crawford County and Rocky Grove High School and Cranberry Area High School, both in Venango County.

Unlike the Advanced Placement exam, which requires that students make a final score on an AP test at the end of the semester or year, College in the High School students follow the same syllabus as the students at Pitt-Bradford, cover the same material and take the same final exam. Students have the added benefit of studying a semester’s worth of college material over the course of an entire academic year.

During the 2013-14 academic year, 869 students took 1,441 individual college courses at 21 high schools through College in the High School. Also last year, 23 Bridges students at Bradford Area High School were able to take 56 college courses at Pitt-Bradford during their junior or senior year.

Courses offered in dual enrollment programs range from first-year math and composition to more specialized first-year courses such as petroleum technology, cinema, geography, Spanish, accounting, political science and more.

Northwest made its contribution through a special state program that allows it to receive tax credits for its gift. Companies have to pre-qualify with the state on a strict schedule, as did Pitt-Bradford.

Interested businesses that must pay certain types of taxes in the state of Pennsylvania may qualify to redirect up to $750,000 of their PA tax liability to an approved Educational Improvement Organization such as Pitt-Bradford. The taxes include Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Company Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax, Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax and some Subchapter S-corporations.

For more information about whether a business may qualify for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, contact Rick Esch, vice president of business affairs at Pitt-Bradford, at 814-362-0992 or esch@pitt.edu.

Law Enforcement gets training from railroad on grade crossings, trespassing, vandalism and scrap theft

Law Enforcement gets training from railroad on grade crossings, trespassing, vandalism and scrap theft

Members of the law enforcement community from Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties joined Officials of the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad today for a training session aimed at providing the Officers with a greater understanding of the problems the railroad encounters with individuals trespassing on railroad property, theft of railroad materials, and motorist ignoring grade crossing warning devices. 

The Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad and Chief Tim Walsh opened the day with remarks on various issues faced by the railroad industry and WNYP, focusing on grade crossings, trespassing, vandalism and scrap theft. 

Opening remarks were then followed with a PowerPoint and a well-received video presentation on industry accident/injury statistics from Operation Lifesaver (http://oli.org/), and recent events that have occurred on the WNYP.

The participants took a twenty mile train ride rotating from the passenger cars to the locomotive giving them the experience of seeing what the engineer and conductor see first-hand as they approach grade crossings and observe subjects on the tracks and right of way.

Railroad Chief Operating Officer Carl Belke remarked that this was a great opportunity for the railroad and the law enforcement community to come together to provide a safe working environment for our employees as well as the public in general.

The Allegany and Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Departments, City of Olean Police as well as the Town of Cuba Police and the Villages of Alfred, Belmont and Wellsville Police Departments participated in the training.

Operation Lifesaver supports state programs, developing videos, educational brochures, instructional information and other materials for audiences of all ages. State coordinators are located in all 50 states. Operation Lifesaver's network of authorized volunteer speakers and trained instructors offer free rail safety education programs in fifty states. They speak to school groups, driver education classes, community audiences, professional drivers, law enforcement officers, and emergency responders. 

Their programs are co-sponsored by federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety organizations and America's railroads. Operation Lifesaver promotes the three E's - education, enforcement and engineering - to keep people safe around the tracks and railway crossings within our communities.

For more information on having an Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator speak about railroad safety, please contact 1-800-537-6224, 1-703-739-0308 or email general@oli.org.

ServSafe Food Safety Course

ServSafe Food Safety Course

ServSafe is a 15-hour certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed & breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis.)

This 2-day class is being held on Wednesdays, November 5 and 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the PCEC’s Port Allegany office. The cost is $175 and includes book, study guide and exam. For more information or to register, call 877-489-7398 or go to http://extension.psu.edu/food-safety/serv-safe.

Richard A. Suleski, 88, formerly of Scio, NY

Richard A. Suleski
Richard A. Suleski, 88, formerly of Scio, NY, passed away on Wednesday (October 1, 2014) at VA of WYN Healthcare in Buffalo.

WWII Veteran
Mr. Suleski was born on Jan. 17, 1926 in Buffalo to Benjamin and Sophie (White) Suleski. He served in World War II under combat conditions in the European Theater. 

On October 22, 1947, in Elmira, he married Susan M. Brydalski, who predeceased him on Sept. 23, 2006.

Richard is survived by two sons, Richard S. (Deborah) Suleski of Scio and Donald P. (Kathy) Suleski of Mooresville, N.C.; two daughrers, Maryanne (Roy) Higginbotham of Hudson, Fla, and Susan (Manley) Baer of Wellsville; 14 grandchildren; 25 graet grand-children; and one soon-to-be-born great-great grandchild.

Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman.

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service with full military honors will be held on Saturday (Oct. 25, 2014) at 2:00 p.m. at the CrossTown Alliance Church in Wellsville with Rev. Jeremy Gorham, officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville.

Jack “Bosco” McCullen, 54, of Galeton, PA

Jack “Bosco” McCullen, 54, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. 

Born April 13, 1960 in Blossburg, he was a son of the late Jack L., Sr. and Clara Kate (Monroe) McCullen. 

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially music. 

Bosco was loved by many and will be greatly missed. 

Surviving are two brothers, Rick (Wynette) McCullen, Sabinsville and Curtis (Sheila) McCullen, Wellsboro; two sisters, Donna (Wayne Smith) Geiser, Gaines, and Anna (Leon) Main, Galeton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Bosco was predeceased by a brother, Anthony McCullen. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:00am with a Memorial Service following at 11:00am. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hess Funeral Home in Bosco’s name.

Mildred T. Rawson, 93, of Galeton, PA

Mildred T. Rawson, 93, Galeton, PA

On October 21, 2014 in Coudersport, PA, Mildred “Millie” Theresa (Swan) Rawson, born July 15, 1921 in Carter Camp, PA, entered her eternal resting place.

Mildred is survived by her daughters Nellie (Rawson) Revelle and June Rawson, was grandma to Karen (Revelle) Thompson, Parke Elmore III, Cheryl (Revelle) Ewing, Ladd Elmore, and Debbie Revelle, and great-grandma, “Moonie”, to Courtney Woo, Chenoa Elmore, Kyle Matsko, Whitney Elmore, Ryan Revelle, and Lindsey Elmore. 

She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. 

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

Mildred will be buried in West Hill Cemetery in Galeton, PA alongside her husband, Harry Earl Rawson. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton.

Coudersport Ambulance To Peet Street

At 10:34 AM on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Peet Street for a medical emergency.

One Vehicle Accident With Ejection North of Port Allegany

One Vehicle Accident With Ejection North of Port Allegany

At 10:13 AM on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 155 North, 1 mile past 2 mile road for a one vehicle accident with ejection. Roadway is blocked.

Bradford Dispatched To Residential Structure Fire

Bradford Dispatched To Residential Structure Fire

At 12:59 AM on Thursday, Bradford City Fire Dept. dispatched to 139 N. Center Street for a report of a residential structure fire.


Franklin R. Allen, 80, of Bradford, PA

Franklin R. Allen
Franklin R. Allen, 80, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Navy Vet

He was born on September 25, 1934 in Dallas City, a son of the late Herbert and Annita Brandes Allen.

He was a 1952 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

On July 12, 1958 in Bradford, he married Nancy L. Brace who survives.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served from January 1957 until January 1961.

He was employed by McCourt Label Co., Goodman Brothers, Bradford Pipe and Supply, Bovaird Co., and Clark and Anderson from where he retired in 2002.

He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church (where he served in various capacities including youth leader, usher and choir), the BAHS Alumni Association; he was the BAHS class of 1952 reunion chairman, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels, he was a former coach for the Bradford Little League. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, gardening and attending church activities. He was a devoted family man who loved to spend time with his family.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Nancy L. Allen of Bradford, he is also survived by one son, Matthew (Francine) Allen of Scandia; two daughters, Suzanne Doughty of DuBois, Jennifer (Mat) Burns of Beaver Falls; five grandsons, Ben Doughty of Bradford, Zac Allen of Scandia, Nic Allen of Scandia, Dylan Burns of Beaver Falls, Rhett Burns of Beaver Falls; one granddaughter, Sarah Doughty of Lynchburg, VA; one brother-in-law, Michael (Lynda) Krakat of Bradford and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Grace Lutheran Church from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Patrick Cox officiating.

Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Parkinson’s Partners of North Western PA, P.O. Box 10547, Erie, PA 16514, the Bradford Alumni Association, P.O. Box 754, Bradford, PA 16701 or the Grace Lutheran Church, 79 Mechanic Street, Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Glow Run 5K Saturday At Mitchel Park in Coudersport Benefits Suicide Prevention