Ham & Leek Smorgasbord, Germania, PA

Ham & Leek Smorgasbord, Germania, PA

Blake Dentistry, Coudersport, PA

10th Annual Show & Sale At PA Lumber Museum

10th Annual Show & Sale At PA Lumber Museum

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Utility Trailer Stolen From Sweitzer Drive in Duke Center

Turtlepoint Teen Found With Marijuana

Trail Cams Stolen From Duffytown Woman's Residence

Traffic Stop In Austin Boro Leads To DUI After Trooper Smells Marijuana

Coudersport Man Arrested For DUI

License Plate Stolen From Harrison Valley

Traffic Stop Yields Suspected DUI

State Police Find No Foul Play with Injured Child

Roving State Police Patrols Make DUI Arrests

Drug Possession Charged By State Police

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

JVB Seeking Full-Time Teller At Lilibridge Office In Port Allegany, PA

Grand Re-Opening Celebration – May 4th, 5th & 6th

Wellsville Secondary School Presents "The Addams Family" Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking An Experienced STNA To Join Our Team

Spring Antique & Collectible Show & Sale At Pennsylvania Lumber Museum April 21 & 22, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Joseph R. Mahovlich, 85, of 1695 West Creek Road, Emporium, PA

Joseph R. Mahovlich

Joseph R. Mahovlich, 85, of 1695 West Creek Road, Emporium, PA, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness. 

He was born December 29, 1932, in St. Marys, son of the late George and Rose Balaban Mahovlich. 

He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools and the “Little Red School House”. Joe was a former employee of Powdered Metal Products and the Stackpole Carbon Company. He was also a masonry contractor most of his life.

On August 27, 1955, in St. Joseph Church in Renovo, Joe married Margaret R. “Peg” Kolby, who survives. He is also survived by three daughters, Catherine Caruso and her husband Donny of St. Marys, Patricia White and her husband Rex of Emporium, and Helen Rosette and her husband Steve of Starr, SC; two sons, Joseph Mahovlich and his wife Laurie and Mark Mahovlich and his wife Kelly, both of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren, Dan (Renee) Caruso, Angela (Sean) Ryan, Raeann Mahovlich, Matthew (Connie) Mahovlich, Clay Rosette, Eric Mahovlich, Marc Rosette, Ian (Cabby) White, Brian White, Colby Mahovlich, and Travis Mahovlich; six great grandchildren; and by a sister, Helen Goodman of Cabot, PA.

Korean War Veteran
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by four sisters, Barb Reed, Annie Paropacic, Katie Zoschg, and Margie Shoup; and by four brothers, George, Steve, Ivan, and Frank Mahovlich.

Joe was a longtime member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War.

Joe was a man of many hobbies. He loved hunting, fishing, trapping, farming, gardening, and polka dancing on Sundays with his beloved wife of 62 years. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather who enjoyed spending time with them whenever he could.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be offered at

Shirley J. Caskey, age 83, formerly of 141 Sherman Ave., Ridgway, PA

Shirley J. Caskey

Shirley J. Caskey, age 83, formerly of 141 Sherman Ave., Ridgway, PA, died Tuesday morning, April 17, 2018, at Christ the King Manor in Dubois following a lengthy illness. 

She was born March 10, 1935 in Bradford, daughter of the late Harold and Lula (Cannon) Boyd. She married Jerome A. Caskey, Sr. on April 21, 1956, he preceded her in death on June 4, 2003. She resided in Ridgway for many years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

She is survived by 1 daughter Dawn M. Steudler of Ridgway, 1 son Harold M. (Antoinette) Caskey of Ridgway, 8 grandchildren: Corey, Joshua, Kristine, Christopher, Rick, Brandy, Jadd, and Jake, 5 great grandchildren: Alissa, Madeline, Koehn, Brittany, Robert, and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 1 son Jerome A. Caskey, Jr. and a grandson Matthew Caskey.

A Memorial Service for Shirley J. Caskey will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will be at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. 

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.

Port Allegany Dispatched To CO Alarm On North Main Street

At 8:37 PM on Wednesday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 831 North Main Street for a Carbon Monoxide alarm activation with no illness.

Bradford Dispatched To Report of Smoke In The Guidance Center

At 8:16 PM on Wednesday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to the Guidance Center at 110 Campus Drive for smoke in the structure.

Johnsonburg Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Duffy Apartments

At 7:50 PM on Wednesday, Johnsonburg Fire Dept. dispatched to an activated fire alarm at Duffy Apartments at 426 Water Street Extension.

Smethport, POrt Allegany Dispatched To Fire Alarm At St. Luke's Church

At 6:12 PM on Wednesday, Smethport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to St. Luke's Church at 600 West Main Street for a commercial fire alarm.
6:15 PM--Port Allegany Units Hold in quarters.

Frank E. CHASE, 65, of Whitesville, NY

Frank E. CHASE

Frank E. CHASE, 65, of Whitesville, NY, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY. 

Born November 11, 1952, in Wellsville, he was the son of Frank L. and Joyce Langdon Chase. On March 3, 1973, in Ulysses, PA, he married the former Vickie Carr, who survives. 

He was employed by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville and Fitzpatrick Poultry Farms in Whitesville. 

Surviving besides his wife, Vickie, are: his mother and step-father, Joyce and Dennis Pritchard of Whitesville; three sons, Frank (Bobbi) Chase of Sayre, PA, Keith (Heather) Chase of Ulysses, PA, and Allan (Darlene) Chase of Elmira; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Randall Chase of Wellsville, Robert Pritchard of Little Genesee, and Rodney Pritchard of Wellsboro, PA; a sister, Sally Houston of Hornell; three step-siblings, Carol (Jim) Phillips of Virginia Beach, VA, Dave (Janice) Hutchison and Cindy (Ron) Welch, both of Whitesville; nieces, nephews, an aunt, an uncle and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his father and step-mother, Frank L. and Ruby Chase; a sister, Tonya Whitsell. 

A gathering celebrating Frank’s life will be announced on a later date. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.

 Memorials may be made to the Whitesville Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 256, Whitesville, NY 14897. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

DCNR Appoints New Manager of Tioga State Forest District

Jim Hyland
​Harrisburg, PA - Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced the appointment of Jim Hyland as manager of the Tioga State Forest District, based in Tioga County.

“This appointment is a natural fit for a man who has worked his entire life in the north central area of the state. There, he has forged a strong appreciation of the people and the woodlands they value and enjoy,” said Dunn. “His local knowledge, managerial skills, and in-depth involvement of promoting the Pennsylvania Wilds region all equate to solid future leadership for the Tioga State Forest District.”

Hyland began his new post Saturday, April 14, overseeing a district headquartered in Wellsboro, Tioga County, that includes Tioga and Bradford counties. Its state forest totals almost 162,000 acres and, along with seven other forest districts, it anchors the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

With its panoramic views, miles of pristine streams, and Pine Creek Gorge adventures, Tioga draws legions of outdoors enthusiasts through all seasons. The state forest is among the 2.1 million acres of public land, including 29 state parks, within the Wilds area.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to carry forward the Bureau of Forestry’s profoundly important mission to ensure the long-term health, viability and productivity of the commonwealth’s forests,” said Hyland. “This is especially true in a region that has been such a source of joy and inspiration for me, my family and friends for over forty years.”

A native of Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Hyland started his career with the Bureau of Forestry as a Penn State University intern in the Rothrock State Forest District, Centre County. After college, he began working as a forester in Tiadaghton State Forest District, Lycoming County. He was later promoted to Tiadaghton Assistant District Manager and spent two years directing state forest maintenance and recreational programs in the district.

For the past 11 years, Hyland has served as a Forest Program Specialist with the Bureau’s Division of Operations and Recreation, with emphasis on the Pennsylvania Wilds Region. He has been active with the Bureau’s History Committee, and with a love of writing has penned many articles for local newspapers and DCNR publications documenting the lore of north central Pennsylvania and his native coal region, among other topics. Also, he has served as a firefighter and public information officer on many firefighting assignments in the Western U.S.

Heading one of 20 state forest districts across the state, Hyland will oversee forest-growth management, personnel coordination, infrastructure maintenance, recreation, and fire prevention and suppression. He also will manage service foresters who provide support, direction and technical assistance to private forest landowners. He succeeds Christopher S. Gastrock as district forester.

Hyland, 54, holds a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management from The Pennsylvania State University. An avid outdoorsman, Hyland enjoys nature writing, woodworking, history, backcountry travel, and any type of adventure. Parents of three grown children, he and his wife, Sherry, reside in rural Lycoming County.

Find more information about Tioga State Forest District and Pennsylvania’s 19 other state forest districts from DCNR's website.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Wapseni Road

At 5:29 PM on Wednesday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Wapseni Road for a medical emergency.

Learn to Take Better Pictures

If you’re photographically challenged, this class is for you! Bring your digital camera, and professional photographer, Curt Weinhold, will help you make sense of that confusing menu system. You will learn how to set up your camera for your particular situation. As time permits, you will also be introduced to some simple editing software, so you can properly edit your images. Please bring your camera with fully charged battery and suitable memory card. Also, please be familiar with your particular controls.

This workshop is 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.

This class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $35 per person. Registration deadline is May 16th, so call (814) 274-4877 or visit to register.

Coudersport Borough Council To Meet At 6 PM

Hello Jim,

I'm sorry for sending you this on such short notice but I just learned that the
arboretum issue is likely to be discussed at the Coudersport Borough Council monthly meeting tonight at 6pm.

I know the arboretum is important to many of the local residents. So could you post
something on your blog to let them know?

Thank you,
Laurie Barr

Update: Council voted to sell the arboretum :(

Deane Little Beans Earth Day Carnival This Saturday, April 21 to Include Free Giveaways, Face Painting, Rock Collection and Planet Earth from International Space Station

Live streamed images of Earth from the International Space Station will be projected onto a screen in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre during the Deane Little Beans Earth Day Carnival this Saturday, April 21. The Space Station is shown in the foreground.
 Deane Little Beans, ages 12 and younger and their parents are in for a special treat during the Earth Day Carnival being held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 21 at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts. Everything is free.

Youngsters and their parents will be able to watch images of planet Earth being live streamed by the International Space Station and projected on a screen in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The International Space Station travels in orbit around Earth at a speed of roughly 17,150 miles per hour, which translates to about 5 miles per second. This means that the Space Station orbits Earth and sees a sunrise once every 92 minutes, according to Cool Cosmos.

Also in the theatre will be free readings of "The Lorax," a children's book written by Dr. Seuss that chronicles the plight of the environment.

On the outdoor stage and lawn bordered by Main Street and Central Avenue in Wellsboro, youngsters will be able to play games, such as ring toss, corn hole and ball catchers to win fun-sized candy prizes. They will also be able to make their own maracas or shoebox guitars and accompany recorded songs being played on speakers. All games and homemade instruments will be constructed of recycled materials.

Live streamed images of Earth from the International Space Station 
will be projected onto a screen in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre 
during the Deane Little Beans Earth Day Carnival this Saturday, April 21.

Free popcorn and juice boxes will be provided. There will also be face painting and a rock collection on display. Mitch Kreisler of Wellsboro will talk about the sedimentary rocks, gemstones and igneous rocks in his collection.

Youngsters will be able to plant a bean in a container to take home and watch it grow.

Through the generosity of the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority, free recycle bins, reusable grocery bags and backpacks for youth will be given away during the carnival along with information handouts.

If it rains, this portion of the Earth Day Carnival on the outdoor stage and lawn will be moved indoors to the Deane Center lobby at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Parents are encouraged to register their children to participate in the Earth Day Carnival by calling 570-724-6220.

Jaimie Lee to Open for Nick Cody and the Creek Road Band This Saturday, April 21

At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 21, Jaimie Lee, a singer-songwriter from Watkins Glen, New York will open for Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band. The concert will be in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Jaimie Lee grew up in North Carolina, where her love for music began. She always enjoyed singing and had an urge to write songs. Learning to play the guitar was the perfect avenue for her.

Through high school and college, she played solo gigs at coffee shops, special events, and bars and restaurants. Among her early musical influences were Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Jim Croce, and Ingrid Michaelson.

Now based in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, she is a solo musician playing a variety of covers as well as originals. Described as having the "voice of an angel," Jaimie Lee has developed an Americana, folk, pop music style all her own. Her original songs are "clever," "thought provoking," and "sometimes humorous with a hint of sass."

Kody and the Creek Road Band will perform original rock and roll, blues and country songs as well as cover tunes. Kody is the lead singer and plays guitar, harmonica and saxophone. The band includes Arron Peters (drums/vocals), Aimee Peters (keys/percussion/vocals), Devin Erdmann (bass guitar), and Lydia Herren (violin/vocals).

Admission is $15 and free for youth 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. This is a BYOB event so bring your favorite snacks and beverages. For tickets and/or to reserve a table free of charge, call 570-724-6220 or visit

Sixteen People See 51 Bird Species on April 14; Next Walk is This Saturday, April 21

Sean Minnick took this photo of a song 
sparrow during the Saturday, April 14 birding walk.

Tiadaghton Audubon Society members Sean Minnick and Rich Hanlon led the second of eight free April and May Saturday morning birding walks at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road in Charleston Township, about seven miles northeast of Wellsboro.

"It was a much nicer day on April 14 in comparison to April 7 but still a little on the chilly side,” said Minnick. We had 16 participants. The youngest was a nine-year-old who added several new birds to her life list she has seen during her time birding. “We saw 51 bird species, including our first warblers of the season."

The April 14 walk lasted three hours, until 11 a.m. "The time each walk takes is dependent on the number of waterfowl we see and the weather. If we see a lot of waterfowl, like we did on Saturday, April 14 and the weather cooperates, we will extend the time and let watchers know that at the start,” Minnick explained. "That way those that need to leave in two hours can plan to get back to their vehicles by 10 a.m.,” he said.

“As April progresses, we will see more spring birds migrating in and the number of waterfowl start to decline. The eagles are sitting on their nests and we are still waiting to see if the ospreys will lay eggs," said Minnick.

"On both April 7 and 14 walks, we saw the same 15 birds that are among those that live in Hills Creek State Park year-round." They include the Canada goose, hooded merganser, mallard, bald eagle, belted kingfisher, mourning dove, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, tufted titmouse, eastern bluebird, American robin, European starling, dark-eyed junco and northern cardinal. On April 14, we saw eight more birds that live in the park year-round, including the common merganser, ruffed grouse, great blue heron, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, Carolina wren and brown-headed cowbird."

Also identified on both the April 7 and 14 walks were nine birds that migrate into the park in spring, summer and/or fall, including the wood duck, pied-billed grebe, double-crested cormorant, osprey, eastern phoebe, tree swallow, song sparrow, red-winged blackbird and the common grackle. The red-shouldered hawk was seen on April 7 but not on April 14. Nine different birds seen on April 14 but not on April 7 included the spotted sandpiper, barn swallow, hermit thrust, pine warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, field sparrow, white-throated sparrow, eastern towee and eastern meadowlark. "The birds that reside in the park in the spring, summer and/or fall come to breed here from a wide variety of areas. Some come from as far south as South America and others from as close as other parts of Pennsylvania. Hills Creek also has the pine siskin. This bird migrates to our area from Canada in late fall and stays here during the winter and early spring," Minnick said.

Participants also saw the ring-necked duck, the bufflehead and red-breasted merganser on both the April 7 and 14 walks; saw the lesser scaup, common loon and horned grebe on the April 7 walk only; and the gadwall, greater scaup, the American coot and Bonaparte's gull on the April 14 walk only. "These are all migrating waterfowl that stop to rest at Hills Creek as they move from the locations where they spend the winter months to their summer breeding rounds in the north," Minnick added.

The birding walks all begin promptly at 8 a.m. and will continue this Saturday, April 21 as well as April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 28. They are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park office at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro a little before 8 a.m. to drive to the nearby starting location. Everyone is invited to participate, including birders of all levels, first timers to experienced. Bring binoculars and cameras and wear warm, subdued clothing and sturdy walking shoes.

“Walks may last two hours or longer depending on how many birds we are seeing. They are slow-paced and cover a limited distance. When it is cold, we walk pretty fast,” said Minnick, who along with other local Auduboners are leading this year's walks.

They provide an opportunity to see the many varieties of water and woodland birds that live in or migrate through the Park. In case of inclement weather, the group may opt for a driving tour with several key stops nearby to keep participants dry.

For updates on birds that have been seen in the area and helpful local birding information, visit or or email For information about Hills Creek State Park, call the park office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at 570-724-4246.

Noressa Kay Murphy, 68, of Smethport, Pa

Noressa Kay Murphy

Noressa Kay Murphy, 68, of Smethport, passed away Monday (April 16, 2018) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

She was born Dec. 30, 1949 in Olean, NY, a daughter of Robert F. and Geraldine Watson Rote. On January 26, 1973, in Farmers Valley, PA, she married Thomas Pascal Murphy, who survives.

Mrs. Murphy was a 1967 graduate of Smethport Area High School and attended Olean Business Institute. She was ultimately a homemaker tending to the needs of her family.

Noressa loved to play the piano. She was amazing in her role as “Nana” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and her husband were “Friends of Gettysburg” for many years. She was a member of the East Smethport United Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: four daughters: Colleen Katina (Bill) Wilber of Smethport, PA, Heather Nicole (Steve) Kight of Smyrna, GA, Danielle Kaye Murphy of North Tonawanda, NY and Kathleen Elizabeth Moran of Ridgway, PA, one son: Thomas Pascal (Amy) Murphy, Jr. of Port Allegany, PA thirteen grandchildren: Jordan, Julie, Dustin, Katelyn, Cameron, Brayden, Nathan, Laurie, Caleb, Marcus, Grant, Emily and Dylan five great grandchildren one brother: Melvin Greer (Catherine) Rote of Erie, PA and several nieces and nephews.

Noressa was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 1 P.M. on May 12, 2018, from the East Smethport United Christian Church with the Rev. Allen Young, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

Memorials may be made to the East Smethport United Christian Church, East Smethport. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Donald R. Beale, 87, of Ulysses, PA

 Donald R. Beale

Donald R. Beale, 87, of Ulysses, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born May 31, 1930 in West Grove, PA, he was a son of the late George and Lucy (Haden) Beale. He was married to the former JoAnne Gardiner, who preceded him in death in 2002. 
Korean War Veteran

Don was a Veteran having served in the United States Army during the Korean War. 

He worked at the Chester County Machine Company for many years before retiring. He greatly enjoyed woodworking, constructing things, snowmobiling, and hunting. 

Surviving are a son, John R. Beale, Lancaster, PA; two grandchildren; a brother, Edward Beale; and several nieces and nephews. 

A Memorial Service will be held at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on April 21, 2018 at 5:00pm. The Rev. Tom Shatto will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. 

 Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Alice R. Walters, 103, of Galeton, PA

Alice R. Walters

Alice R. Walters, 103, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born May 7, 1914 in Smethport, PA, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Sadie (Hall) Raymer. 

Alice was employed at Smith of Galeton Gloves, Farmelo’s Department Store, Galeton Western Auto, and finally, Charles Cole Hospital as an Accounting Clerk, retiring in 1979. She was also appointed as a Local PA Registrar of Vital Statistics, a position which she held for 55 years until retiring in 2017. Alice was a member of West Pike Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She greatly enjoyed working in her flower beds, crocheting, and knitting. She also loved making caps for veterans and newborns. 

She is survived by a daughter, Diane (Kenneth) Johnston, Coudersport; a son, Donald (Carmela) Walters, Springtown, TX; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Helen Turner, Tampa, FL; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, Alice was predeceased by three brothers, Nathaniel, Edward and William Raymer; and a sister, Martha Rees. 

A Graveside Service will be held at the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00a.m. with the Rev. John Prouty officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teacher’s Pet Rescue or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton.

Elmo Elizabeth Zumstein, 91, of Lewis Run, Pa

 Elmo Elizabeth Zumstein

Elmo Elizabeth Zumstein, 91, of 8 Evans Drive, Lewis Run, passed away Wednesday April 18, 2018, at the Pavilion @ BRMC.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Adeline D. Anderson, 88, of Bradford, Pa

Adeline D. Anderson

Adeline D. Anderson, 88, of Bradford, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Olean General Hospital.

Born in Bensalem Twp., Bucks County, on August 9, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Allen B. and Viola (Miller) Rickert.

On October 8, 1949 in Coudersport, she married Donald J. Anderson who died December 31, 2012.

She took great pride in being a homemaker, raising her children, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a member of the former Derrick City United Methodist Church for 35 years where she was the organist for 18 years and was active in Sunday school, bible study, choir and the United Methodist Women. Now a member of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, she was active in the choir, Sunday school, the United Methodist Women and had served on various committees.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara (James) Atherton, of West Bath, ME, Kathryn (Raymond Jr.) Miller, of Bradford, two sons, Kenneth (Christine) Anderson, of Bradford, Bruce (Martha) Anderson, of Allenwood, one sister, Joan Appleby, of Coudersport, eight grandchildren, Arthur (Elizabeth) Anderson, Laurissa (Shane) Locke, Leah (Robbie) Brinsky, Jeremiah (Sarah Griesbaum) Miller, Amy (Tanner) Danielson, Erica Anderson, Benjamin Anderson and Kendall Anderson, nine great grandchildren, Rebecca, Donald and Edward Anderson, Silas, Oliver, Eva and Nolan Locke, Gage Brinsky, and Ruby Miller.

In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters and one grandson, Garrick Anderson.

Friends will be received Thursday, April 26, 2018 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes 372 East Main St. from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, and again on Friday from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, at 11:00am funeral services will be held with Rev. Jay Tennies, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, 44 Kennedy Street Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at

McKean County Good Growing Gardens Program awarded the “Great Design Award” by the PA Wilds

The McKean County Good Growing Gardens Program (3G) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the “Great Design Award” by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. 

This award recognizes the efforts that have been undertaken to revitalize the 3G Barn and garden area along Route 6 just outside of Smethport. Over the past 5+ years the 3G Program has undertaken efforts to: repair and upgrade the 1864 Barn including pouring a foundation and leveling the Barn which was tilting heavily to one side and constructing a working classroom; saving a historic railroad bridge, the “Poor Farm Bridge,” over Marvin Creek and turning it into an interpretive and recreation site; constructing the “Orchard Trail System, ” a mile trail through County Property from the Poor Farm Bridge through wildlife and wildflower areas; installing a fountain, flag and seating area as part of the “Bucktail Park” remembrance area; and the completion of numerous garden and wildflower areas around the 3G Barn. 

A current project is underway, with the assistance of the Arts and Education Partnership grant program and local but State renowned artist Julie Mader, to construct and add a 4 piece glass mural to the Bucktail Park site. 

The PA Wild’s award recognizes “the enhancement of an area’s rural and regional community character, historic preservation, conversion of historic sites to modern-day use, agriculture, farmers’ markets, protection and enhancement of natural assets, public art, trails and outdoor recreation development, innovative community partnerships, and much more.” 
The 3G program is overseen by the McKean County Court and Adult Probation. 

Thousands of hours of community service are performed each year through the program. The award will be presented to the 3G Program at the PA Wild’s annual Dinner and awards program, April 26th, 2018 in Williamsport, PA. 

For further information regarding the 3G Program please do not hesitate to contact Mike Barnard, the Community Service Coordinator, at: (814) 598-1126 or via e-mail at Information regarding the dinner and the PA Wilds program can be obtained at the PA Wilds’ website:

Mike Barnard indicates: "We did not know that 3G was nominated for this award, it was a complete surprise. We greatly appreciate that the PA Wilds has recognized the hard work the court, adult probation, our staff and most importantly our participants have put into the improvements and additions at and around the 3G Barn site. We welcome the public to stop by and see what is going on at the Barn."


McKean County Dept of Emergency Services


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Warren, McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 4 PM EDT Thursday. Rain will turn to snow around or just after midnight. The heaviest snow is expected before sunrise. Numerous snow showers will generate minor additional accumulations through much of the day on Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

Ludlow & Kane Dispatched To Working House Fire On Gibbs Hill Road

At 3:27 PM on Wednesday, Ludlow & Kane Fire Departments have been dispatched to a working house fire on Gibbs Hill Road in Hamilton Township.


Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run and the owners of the The Hygrade Inn in Emporium teaming up to offer two, 2 night stays during race weekend October 20-21. The renovation to the property at 212 East Fourth Street expected to be completed by August 1, but the grand opening planned for November. Owners of the bed and breakfast hopes to attract ultra trail runners not only to the Sinnemahone 50k, but for future visits to Cameron County.

Race organizers say the winners will be selected from entrants who have pre-registered by August 1. Paper registrations can be printed from the web site, or online at

There are three race lengths with a staggered start. The 50k, 25k and 12k. The 12k is a new distance this year. The 10k measured 11.5 miles and at the suggestion of participants is now labeled as a 12k.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Guide

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is in the process of implementing the state’s Medical Marijuana Program, signed into law on April 17, 2016. 

When fully implemented, the Medical Marijuana Program will provide access to medical marijuana for patients with a serious medical condition through a safe and effective method of delivery that balances patient need for access to the latest treatments with patient care and safety. 

This guide will connect you with medical marijuana resources and information for patients and caregivers, growers and processors, dispensaries, physicians, and laboratories.

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PennDOT Highlights Progress on Public-Private Bridge Partnership

Harrisburg, PA – There are 390 bridges complete and open to traffic with 50 under construction in the state’s public-private partnership (P3) for bridges, the Rapid Bridge Replacement project, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards said at a media event today.

As part of the statewide project, an additional 20 bridges are expected to start construction and eight are scheduled to complete construction by the end of April.

“We are making significant investments in bridges across the state to enhance safety and commerce,” Richards said. “This project complements our robust program by further reducing our number of structurally deficient bridges.”

Through the project and other PennDOT investments, more than 1,600 bridges were repaired or replaced from 2015-2017 and the number of structurally deficient state-owned bridges, or bridges considered in poor condition, has dropped to 3,098 from a high of more than 6,000 in 2008.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project originated in 2013, when PennDOT was challenged by an aging, structurally deficient bridge inventory and limited funding and resources. The P3 approach allows PennDOT to replace 558 of its poor-condition bridges more quickly while minimizing impact on motorists.

Tasked with delivering an $899 million design and construction project, Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners is financing, designing, constructing and maintaining the bridges. PennDOT will be responsible for routine maintenance such as snow plowing, debris removal and incident first response.

“Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners is honored to be partnered with Secretary Richards and her team at PennDOT on the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project” said Ed Dice, Head of Delivery for Plenary Group. “Together, we have taken an innovative approach to finance, replace and maintain more than 500 bridges across Pennsylvania, and this approach is being closely followed in the global infrastructure community.”

The consortium of companies within the development entity includes, Plenary Group USA Ltd. and Walsh Investors, LLC, which are providing financing and long-term management; a joint-venture construction team of Walsh Construction Company and Granite Construction Company; HDR, Inc., which is the lead design firm; and Walsh Infrastructure Management, which will provide maintenance for a 25-year period upon completion of the bridges.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit Additional information on the project, the team, how to bid on the project or requests for special needs or accommodations to aid public participation can be found at or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email


PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Hamilton Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-04-13 to Diversified Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Hamilton Twp, McKean county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by t..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Middlebury Twp Township

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2018-04-17 00:00:00 at site KINNAN 845 25H in Middlebury Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Middlebury Twp Township

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2018-04-17 00:00:00 at site KINNAN 845 23H in Middlebury Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Middlebury Twp Township

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2018-04-17 00:00:00 at site KINNAN 845 21H in Middlebury Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

DEP Acknowledges Withdrawal of CAMA Permit Application

Liberty Dispatched To Chimney Fire

At 1:18 PM on Wednesday, Liberty Fire Department has been dispatched to a chimney Fire at 5 Moyer Lane.
1:28 PM--Blossburg dispatched to assist mutual aid.

Domestic violence program at Oswayo Valley Library canceled

The domestic violence program for tonight at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library has been canceled.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To West Academy Street

At 1:07 PM on Wednesday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to West Academy Street for a person ill.


Meet Vinnie, a leashed tracking
dog who likes to cuddle.
Rob Carleton of Mansfield and his partner Vinnie, a four-year-old wirehaired dachshund, will demonstrate their leashed dog tracking skills at 11:15 a.m. this Saturday, April 21 during Earth Day at the Mill Cove Environmental Area near Mansfield.

Carleton has been a hunter and tracker for more than 50 years. He likes nothing better than spending time in the woods on a hunt with family and friends. He was born, raised and lived in Wellsboro until seven years ago when he moved to Mansfield where he serves as the regional manager for First Citizens Community Bank with responsibilities for the bank’s offices in Tioga and Potter counties and Wellsville, New York.

The duo will be at Earth Day at Mill Cove all day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. greeting and talking to people about leashed dog tracking of big game. For the 11:15 a.m. demonstration, Carleton will lay down a scent track so visitors can see him and Vinnie in action.

Carleton describes Vinnie as a lovable lap dog who enjoys cuddling until his tracking collar is put on. “Then he is all business,” Carleton said. Vinnie passed the test to earn his United Blood Tracker: Level II certification in tracking in April 2017.

For the past three and a half years, Carleton has been a leashed tracking dog handler. He and his dog have been helping to find deer and bear mortally wounded by hunters’ arrows or bullets during legal hunting seasons in the Southern Tier of New York, in the Corning, Elmira, Addison and Woodhull areas.

“I am hoping to do the same from the Galeton to Troy areas in Pennsylvania due to the March 26 change in law that now permits an individual to make use of a leashed tracking dog to track a white-tailed deer, bear or elk in an attempt to recover an animal legally killed or wounded during any open season,” Carleton said.

He became interested in leashed dog tracking when he was archery hunting with a friend with a wirehaired dachshund he was using for tracking. “I didn’t think about leashed dog tracking becoming a full-blown hobby for me but it has.”
Rob Carleton gives Vinnie a hug
after a good night of tracking.

Carleton contacted the breeder of his friend’s dog. “While they are puppies, this breeder takes each one out individually and works with them on tracking skills. He gave me a video of Vinnie tracking at 10 weeks old,” Carleton said.

“I became a licensed leashed dog handler and a member of the Finger Lakes Chapter of Deer Search, Inc. and United Blood Trackers, a national group that lists leashed dog trackers on their website, and started getting phone calls.

“The majority of calls come at night from hunters who thought they had mortally wounded a deer or bear but were not able to find the animal,” Carleton said. “I interview the hunter to get information about what happened and where. Then, if it makes sense for us to go, Vinnie and I will meet them at a prearranged location and start tracking,” he said

“The law requires that Vinnie be on a leash. He’ll follow the scent track. The animals we find have usually already expired. If not, the animal is humanely dispatched. This is an ethical recovery. I consider this a conservation measure so we are not wasting big game animals.”

Vinnie’s first recovery was a doe. “We couldn’t find any blood but the hunter knew the direction the doe had taken so we started searching. Vinnie picked up the scent and took us to the deer. Not only was it his first recovery but it was the first time I had taken him out on an actual recovery and he was only six months old,” Carleton said.

“Most tracking dogs are successful less than 40 percent of the time,” said Carleton. “There have been several instances when Vinnie did not recover a deer that were satisfying to me as a dog handler. We had spent a lot of time tracking deer described by hunters as ‘mortally wounded’ but came to believe we were actually tracking a live deer and made the decision to stop the search. In one case, the hunter saw the same buck he thought he had shot a week later when spotlighting. In another, the hunter went back into the woods the next day and saw the deer he had wounded up and running. In both cases, we were tracking a non-mortally wounded deer.”

For more information about the Wiry Wiener Deer Detective, visit Carleton’s website, or email him at

For directions to the Mill Cove Environmental Area or more information about Earth Day at Mill Cove visit

House Education Committee Moves to Bolster Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Members of the House today announced that the House Education Committee has advanced to the full House a bipartisan, nine-bill package to enhance Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Pennsylvania, according to the committee chairmen Reps. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) and James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia).

The package of bills is the result of hearings held and data gathered from 2015 to 2016 by the former Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness.

“Shortly after I was appointed to chair the Education Committee in 2016, Chairman Jim Roebuck and I met to discuss education issues,” Hickernell said. “We quickly agreed that the committee should continue to focus on career and technical education and we have been working hard on this effort ever since.”

This bipartisan effort began in 2015, when House Resolution 102 was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives. This resolution created the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness. This select subcommittee traveled the state and gathered data and testimony on CTE.

“There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to education issues,” Hickernell said. “Many students graduate from a four-year college with a large amount of debt and very few prospects for a job that matches the degree they spent a lot of time and effort earning. While a four-year degree may work for some people, many others find great-paying and fulfilling careers after attending a trade school or some other form of technical training.”

These bills aim to address business and industry workforce shortages, strengthen educational partnerships with business and industry, increase access to CTE programs, and alleviate misperceptions regarding CTE by highlighting the benefits of these programs, training opportunities and future earnings potential to all students.

“As Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, I am committed to improving the delivery of CTE programs to those who need them most,” Roebuck said. “Just last year, more than 67,000 Pennsylvania high school students were able to participate in CTE programs. This bipartisan package of legislation – especially my two bills – would build upon the success we have already achieved, while also giving stakeholders a voice to make much-needed changes.”

The following bills were reported unanimously by the House Education Committee with no amendments on Monday, April 16:

  • House Bill 2155 would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to provide for new vocational instructional certification requirements. Sponsored by Rep. Steve Bloom (R-Cumberland).

  • House Bill 2156 would create the Career and Technical Education Partnership Tax Credit Program. Tax credits are available to business firms that contribute to career and technical partnership organizations. The available tax credits are capped at $15 million in a fiscal year; DCED will increase the aggregate tax credit amount by $5 million if 90% of the tax credit amount is used during the prior fiscal year. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin).

  • House Bill 2157 would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to require the Commission for Agriculture Education Excellence to issue guidelines and the PA Department of Education to issue guidelines and expedite the approval process for schools to initiate new CTE programs. Sponsored by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York).

  • House Bill 2158 would require a school entity to seek representatives of career presenters and considered all career presenters equally. In addition, the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Industry, will develop and annually update standard career informational materials. Sponsored by Rep. Zack Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton).

  • House Bill 2159 would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to expand an online database of articulation agreements. Sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks).

  • House Bill 2203 would require the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Labor and Industry and the Department of Agriculture, to create and annually update an easily assessable online career resource center. Sponsored by Rep. Pat Harkins (D-Erie).

  • House Bill 2204 would require the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Labor and Industry, to create a workforce development program clearinghouse. The Department of Education will report its findings and actions to the Senate and House chairmen and minority chairmen of the Appropriations and Education Committees. Sponsored by Rep. Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerene).

  • House Bill 2205 would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to allow CTE programs to establish an occupational advisory committee at the Intermediate Unit level. Sponsored by Rep. James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia).

  • House Bill 2206 would amend the Workforce Development Act by adding at least one member to each Workforce Development Board. Sponsored by Rep. James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia).

Don't Miss Author Dr. Paul Kahan at the VFW Saturday April 28 at 2:00 PM to present his latest book,

Don't Miss Author Dr. Paul Kahan at the VFW Saturday April 28 at 2:00 PM
to present his latest book,
"The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War's Legacy"
hosted by the Cameron County Historical Society

Coming from the Philadelphia area Dr. Kahan is a well-known and respected authority on the history; of American corrections, American diplomacy; cultural history, education and history of Pennsylvania will present a history of the politics of Reconstruction in a changing America.

In The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War’s Legacy, historian Paul Kahan focuses on the unique political, economic, and cultural forces unleashed by the Civil War and how Grant addressed these issues during his tumultuous two terms as chief executive. A timely reassessment, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant sheds new light on the business of politics in the decade after the Civil War and portrays an energetic and even progressive executive whose legacy has been overshadowed by both his wartime service and his administration’s many scandals.

During Grants first term as U.S. President would come to our area just to go fishing. Grants train pulling into the siding, with Mix and Dents Runs as his destination for fishing. It is said that that both runs were teeming with brook trout, even though they didn't stock trout nor a limit in those days. Sounds like heaven.

In "The Story of the Sinnamahone" George W. Huntley said that they succeeded in catching several hundred of the "Speckled Beauties." Plus Grant enjoyed meeting with the local people and would spend all his non fishing hours sitting on the platform of his train car smoking cigars and just greeting the people, many of who were veterans of the war.

A Q&A will follow. Don't let this occasion pass you by!

Refreshments will be available.

EVERYONE is welcome you can RSVP by calling 814-486-4314.

Wolf Administration Honors 23 Organizations and Individuals with Environmental Excellence Awards

Repurposing tons of scrap auto carpet. Making streams healthier by planting native trees on the family farm. Greatly reducing city lighting expenses with energy efficiency changes. Training a volunteer stormwater pollution reduction workforce. These are just some of the 23 innovative and impassioned initiatives in Pennsylvania chosen by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to receive the prestigious 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

“Just as important as Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources are the Pennsylvanians who invest their time, labor, and ingenuity to protect them,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Their dedication results in public health and safety, environmental, economic, and recreation benefits across the commonwealth.”

Any individual, business, school, government agency, or community organization in Pennsylvania was eligible to apply for the award.

"DEP received more than 60 applications, which we evaluated for their degree of environmental protection, innovation, partnership efforts, economic impact, consideration of climate change and sustainability, and results achieved,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “It’s an honor to recognize the tremendous impact many Pennsylvanians have in protecting our air, land, and water.”

The award-winning projects accomplished the following results:

enlisted 16,000 volunteers,
prevented 258 million tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere,
saved over $42 million in operation and maintenance costs,
conserved 37 million gallons of water annually,
diverted 29 million tons of waste and 57 million bottles from landfill disposal,
created 98,500 acres of riparian buffers,
planted 35,090 native trees and shrubs, and
installed 350 rooftop solar tubes.

2018 Environmental Excellence Award recipients in North Central PA include: 

Northumberland County
  • Dr. Blair T. Carbaugh: Dr. Blair T. Carbaugh Conservation Area—Dr. Carbaugh led a project that reclaimed an abandoned coal mine site and turned it into the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area for ATV use, along with a 100-acre conservation area with 500 American Chestnut trees, planted by volunteers. Almost 19,000 passes to the park were sold in 2017.
Potter County 
  • Potter County Conservation District: Water Quality Protection and Education Initiative at Ludington Run and Beyond—The conservation district developed a comprehensive plan to improve water quality and habitat restoration to Ludington Run. Stream bedding materials are enhancing successful fish spawning, runoff carrying sediment and pollutants is discharging in a safe manner, and stream plantings are stabilizing the soil and reversing the trend of thermal pollution.


Photo by John Eaton
The last two performances of "Blithe Spirit," Hamilton-Gibson's production of this Noël Coward comedy with its ghostly twist, will be at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central, Avenue in Wellsboro. 

Pictured during a rehearsal are Sarah Brion of Liberty as Elvira and Noyes Lawton of Wellsboro as Charles Condomine. "I am really excited to be playing Elvira, Charles' first wife," said Brion. "She is carefree and laid-back but can be devious. Her ultimate goal is to enjoy every second. Ruth (Charles' second wife) is more formal and proper. The contrasts between them are fun," Brion added. "It makes you wonder how Charles went from being married to a childish party girl like Elvira to a serious woman like Ruth." 

Admission is $12 per adult and $6 per youth, 18 and under. A FlexPass is $60. For tickets, call 570-724-2079, email or visit


Steve Belcher, Photo provided
Steve Belcher is shown playing his upright bass. He and other original members of Burnt Toast are performing a one-time only reunion concert in memory of band member Tom Hoover at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 20 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street, Wellsboro. 

On stage will be Belcher, Danny Shipe on guitar, Fred Lantz on mandolin, banjo and dobro and Craig Vance on guitar along with Jeff Wisor on fiddle. Wilsor became a member of the band after Hoover left Wellsboro and moved to Virginia. 

The band will play some of the songs that Hoover wrote during his musical career along with other fan favorites. Tickets are $20. Bring snacks and beverages. For tickets and to reserve a table at no extra charge, call 570-724-6220 or visit


"Patriot Genius," the first show in the Deane Center's 2018 History Comes Alive series, has been rescheduled due to an unexpected family issue for re-enactor William Agress.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 Agress will portray physicist Albert Einstein rather than on Thursday, April 26 as originally planned. In his performance Agress will talk as the world’s most famous genius. Hear about Einstein's childhood, his family, his pets, his eccentricities and his theory of relativity.

Featuring four living historians and two storytellers, the series will now open on Friday, May 18 with Peter Small transforming himself into Thomas A. Edison, the inventor of the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the long-lasting practical electric light bulb and many other things in "Edison and His Rivals.”

Each of the six shows will begin at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

On Saturday, June 30, Bil Lepp, a nationally known storyteller, author, humorist and recording artist who specializes in witty stories, tall tales and colorful characters with Appalachian accents will take the stage. Lepp’s style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy.

On Friday, Aug. 17, Megan Wells, will weave information on immigration and Ellis Island and storytelling into her show, ‘Maura’s Eyes.'"

Neill Hartley will portray Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Friday, Aug. 31. When Harley's show opens, the date will be Dec. 19, 1940 just before FDR, the 32nd President of the United States, is to deliver his “Arsenal for Democracy” speech to a country and world in crisis.

A special Veterans Day performance on Monday, Nov. 12 will close the series. In “Duty and Honor,” Frank Orlando of Gettysburg, Pa. a re-enactor and retired teacher, will portray Robert E. Lee, an American soldier and the legendary Civil War general of the Confederate Army.

Being offered now through May 18 is a discounted package price of $75 for the six shows, a $15 savings.

Tickets are $15 per show or $90 total and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult.

For information or to purchase a ticket package or tickets for individual shows, call 570-724-6220 or visit


Kathy Moonan
BRADFORD, Pa. – Kathy Moonan, manager of accounts payable at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will receive the President’s Award for Staff Excellence during commencement exercises April 29.

Moonan has worked at Pitt-Bradford for 40 years.

“Kathy is a very dedicated and hardworking colleague whose entire life has been focused on safeguarding the well-being of our campus and the students we serve,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford. “She lives and breathes Pitt-Bradford and is well-deserving of this award.”

The work that Moonan does for the university goes far beyond her job title. In addition to the substantial duties of being the manager of accounts payable, she has functioned as an office manager for the Business Affairs Office for more than a decade.

When Moonan leaves the office, she does not leave campus. Outside the office, she is a sports booster who puts her time where her passion is -- working in athletic fundraising or cheering on the Panthers.

In 2017, she combined her love of Pitt-Bradford with her love of scholastic wrestling. As an advocate and later advisor for the Wrestling Club, she solicited and secured the lead donation to position Pitt-Bradford to create an NCAA Division III wrestling team beginning this fall.

“The addition of an NCAA wrestling team will benefit the surrounding region and the university for years to come,” Alexander said. “Wrestling is a very popular sport at local high schools. Kathy is well aware of the popularity of the sport, especially since her son was an avid wrestler. She is confident the new sport will attract a large number of student wrestlers from the local area.”

As advisor for the wrestling club, she arranges the team’s practice space, travels with wrestlers to competitions, and even bakes cookies for the athletes and team volunteers.

Many people on campus and around town know that Moonan bakes for more than just Pitt-Bradford wrestlers. Rising early every morning to bake a double batch of her signature chocolate chip cookies before work, she distributes them – still warm – to high school students, offices, friends, or anyone in need of congratulations or consolation.

She coordinates all food concessions at the Kessel Athletic Complex for both the baseball and softball fields, donating the proceeds to the Pitt-Bradford Athletic Department. She has coordinated fundraising through the Athletic Department for the Ovarian Cancer Foundation and assisted with fundraising for staff and their family members in need.

In the community, she also has overseen the concession stand for the Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic and at the Allegany-Limestone school for indoor soccer.

Moonan and her husband, Dave, live in Bradford. Her son, Matthew, is a junior accounting and business management student at Pitt-Bradford.

PUC Chairman Gladys Brown Unanimously Confirmed for Second Term

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission thanked members of the state Senate for unanimously confirming the nomination of Chairman Gladys M. Brown to her second five-year term as a PUC Commissioner. The Commission also thanked Gov. Tom Wolf, who nominated Brown to continue her service on the Commission. Read more at the link below.

Roulette Ambulance To Railroad Avenue

At 10:52 AM on Wednesday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to a medical alert call for an unknown medical call located near 160 Railroad Avenue according to the GPS.

Mittens is Missing in Emporium

My cat is missing, she went missing last Friday in the middle of the night. If you could put something online about her I’d really appreciate it. I live near My Place, the bar in Emporium. Her name is Mittens! My number is 814-655-6416.