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Giant Sportsman's Raffle at Coudersport Consistory.......100 Firearms and $10,000. Cash......100 guns will be given away in 100 days......Plus Day 101 will be the drawing for $10,000 Cash......Tickets AVAILABLE NOW FOR $100!!..........ONLY 1,000 TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE!!.......Winners to be determined by the Pennsylvania Pick 3 evening drawing............Drawing runs April 1, 2018 thru July 10, 2018...........$10,000 Cash Prize drawing on July 10, 2018.........Tickets may be purchased from the Coudersport Consistory Office from 8 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday or by mail. You can pay by credit card.........Call us at 1-800-980-8490.

Howard's Inc.


J&J Auto

J&J Auto Coudersport
J&J Auto Coudersport

St. Bibiana Fish Fry

Famous Fish Fry at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church Parish Center, Galeton, Pa...Every Friday from 4PM-6PM thru March 23rd....$10.00 Dinner price includes: Fried Haddock, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Coffee & Lemonade. Takeouts Available-Call 435-2864.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Two Suffer Minor Injuries In Rt. 49 Crash Near Coudersport

Galeton Women Injured In Rt. 872 Crash

Man Charged With Possession Of Paraphernalia & Suspected Controlled Substances

Police Investigating Sexual Assault Of 9 Year Old

Bradford Dispatched To House Fire / 2nd Alarm
At 6:54 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 37 Bellview Avenue for a house fire.

A 2nd alarm was struck for Bradford Township Fire Dept, off duty firefighters, and RIT team as this is a confirmed house fire.

A 3rd Alarm was called for Lewis Run & Derrick City, but was quickly recalled and limited to 2nd alarm companies.

More in the Bradford Era

Overdue memorial for local fallen Potter County soldier

A young man from Coudersport who lost his life in the Vietnam War will have a local bridge named in his honor during a dedication ceremony at 11 am on Thursday, April 16.

The Rt. 872 bridge near American Legion Post 192 in east Coudersport will be unveiled as the Specialist Donald Stiles Memorial Bridge.

Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors. Representatives from the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets MC will also participate.

Among speakers will be State Senator Joe Scarnati, State Representative Martin Causer, Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel on behalf of the National Veteran and Military Service Committee, and Potter County Veterans Affairs Director Will Worthington.

With the dedication, all nine of the Vietnam War casualties from Potter County will have been memorialized with a bridge named in their honor.

A native of the Rubbertown section of north Coudersport, Donald Lavern Stiles was just 19 when he became the community’s first fatality in Vietnam. He was raised by his grandparents, Edward and Belle Austin Stiles, after his mother Vivian Stiles died when Donnie was less than two years old.

Friends in the Rubbertown neighborhood recall that Stiles was one of the boys who enjoyed playing army. Among the other regulars was his good friend, Bruce Maynard, who also lost his life in the Vietnam War.

Stiles enlisted in the Army at age 17. Following basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., he attended special infantry training in Texas. He married the former Linda Ruggiero. The two had met at Fort Dix.

Soon after the wedding, he was deployed to Vietnam as an atomic demolition munitions specialist, serving with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th Artillery, 1st Infantry Division.
Specialist Stiles was killed in action in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam, on April 2, 1968, after taking another soldier's place on a mission and being hit by bomb fragments from a land mine. 

A special keepsake program will be distributed during Thursday’s dedication ceremony. Organizers are hoping for a large turnout to participate in this long-overdue memorial to a fallen soldier.

Carolyn Grace Wilton, 93, formerly of 91 Kennedy Street, Bradford, PA

Carolyn Wilton

Carolyn Grace Wilton, 93, formerly of 91 Kennedy Street, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at The Pavilion at BRMC surrounded by her loving family.

Born July 6, 1921 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Laura (Bellamy) Covine.

On November 17, 1941 in Bradford, she married Robert Charles Wilton, who passed away June 2, 1980.

She was a 1939 graduate of Bradford High School.

A stay at home mom, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed music, dancing and was a member of the Moose Club.

She is survived by four children, Christi Clark of Phoenix, AZ, Robert (Brenda) Wilton of Greer, SC, Michael (Lane) Wilton of Oak Ridge, NC and Tammy (Tom Ruttan) Wilton, of Bradford; eight grandchildren, Heather Deboy, Jennifer Gayton, Maxwell Wilton, Alexa Wilton, Mackenzie Wilton, Nicole Wilton, Brianna Wilton and Hannah Ruttan; four great grandchildren, Jake, Drew, Christopher and Kadi and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Wilton in 1962, a son in law, Terry Clark and a sister, Evelyn Frigo.

Friends are invited to call from 10-11 AM, Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 AM, with Rev. Matt Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

2015 Barstool Open, over $1000.00 raised

Vehicle Fire Reported On Horse Run Road Near Bolivar

At 3:00 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Depts. dispatched to the area of 611 Horse RunRoad for a vehicle fire.

Richard D. Yovichin II Announces Candidacy For Bradford Township Supervisor In May 19th Primary

Richard D. Yovichin II

I, Richard D. Yovichin II, am announcing my candidacy for Bradford Township Supervisor. I live in Bradford Township and seek the office for the people so they may be heard.

Some of my platform issues of concern:

Send out a quarterly newsletter to the residents to inform them of what is happening in the Township and maintain transparency.

Pursue grant monies to save tax dollars, cut wasteful spending, and pursue new direction with a fresh approach.

Not to eliminate jobs, have the employees work on the infrastructure i.e. bridges, roads, ditches, and waterways.

Invite the public to be able to speak freely at meetings with township problems, and not to wait to be added to agenda for the next meeting.

Create partnership agreements with other agencies and municipalities to save monies.

In the past I have served on the zoning board, recycling committee (township, and county).

I am retired Law Enforcement from the Federal Bureau of Prisons FCI McKean, a member of the Seneca Law Enforcement Association and also active in my Church and attend weekly church activities.

Lastly I promise to do everything in my power to keep our Township Government intact, its time to sound the alarm for a change.

VOTE Richard D. Yovichin II for Bradford Township Supervisor May 19, 2015

Paid for by the Candidate

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Corydon Twp Township

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Corydon Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-03-30 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site LOT 6 1414 4HM in Corydon Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Looking For Missing Habitat For Humanity Sign In Roulette

We are unable to locate the Habitat For Humanity sign that was at the trailer in Roulette. 

If anyone knows of the location of the sign to please call Duane Fry at 814-544-9041 or Dick Meyers at 1-910-279-7412 .

Hinsdale Dispatched For Structure Fire On Rt. 16

At 12:54 PM on Saturday, Hinsdale Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a structure fire at 2724 Rt. 16. State Police are on scene. Westons Mills dispatched for standby at Hinsdale.

Vehicle Crash With Entrapment On Rt. 219 South of Tacks Inn

At 12:563 PM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Rescue & Bradford Ambulance dispatched to 6651 Rt. 219 , about 1 mile south of Tacks Inn for a vehicle accident with one person entrapped.

Drowning Victim In Sinnemahoning Creek Identified

Address: 1354 BUCKTAIL TRAIL HWY @Tunnel Hill Pulloff
Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD;
4/4/2015 11:32:38 AM


Drowning Victim Identified
A Pennsylvania State Police trooper on routine patrol was flagged down by an individual who reported an individual had fallen into the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in the area of the Tunnel Hill curve in Gibson Township, Cameron County, PA.

The trooper summoned help and many units were summoned from area communities and units that were stationed at the Sinnemahoning Dam for the Annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Race which had been moved from the 12 mile stretch of Sinnemahoning Creek because of high water causing unsafe conditions.

The body of Michael Shawn Tarbet, age 53, of 14068 Canfield Street, Alliance, Ohio was recovered about 7 miles downstream, near the trestle, just prior to the Borough of Driftwood.

Upon recovery, Cameron County Coroner Ted Walters pronounced Tarbet deceased due to drowning. State Police listed the incident as an accidental drowning and time of the incident at 11:00 AM. State Police did not elaborate on the circumstances of the incident, but information passed over the radio during the event said the man was nearly blind and unable to use his legs.

Cameron County Emergency Management and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources also assisted at the scene according to a news release from Trooper John G. Whitcomb of the Emporium PSP barracks.

Bradford Era has an UPDATE

Easter Egg Hunters On The Port Allegany Town Square Today

Police ask for help finding missing teen

The canoe race has been moved to the Stevenson Dam due to high water conditions.

Everyone Is Invited To Easter Sunday Services at The New Gold Church Building On Route 49

Gold Church

Coudersport Ambulance To East Second Street in Sweden Township

At 1:25 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to East 2nd Street in Sweden Township for a man ill.

Teams Wanted For Northern Potter Dodgeball Tournament April 19th

Notice of Public Meeting for Coudersport Borough Downtown Revitalization Plan

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Needed In Bradford, Galeton, St. Marys, Smethport & Kane

Free Candidate Announcements Available Until April 30th

Gigantic Antique Auction Sale April 11 & 12 At Burkhouse Auctions In Bradford, PA

Career Opportunities For Certified Nursing Assistants At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA

Potter County Online Auction, Firearms, Collector Knives & More, Bidding Has Started

Friday, April 3, 2015

Potter County Treasurer Krista M. Miller is running for fifth term in office in May 19th Primary

Treasurer seeking re-election

Potter County Treasurer Krista M. Miller is running for a fifth term in office, seeking the Republican nomination in the May 19 Primary Election. “My experience and extensive knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of this office uniquely qualify me for this position,” she said. 

Miller serves on the Potter County Salary Board, Retirement Board, and Records Improvement Committee. She also serves on the executive board of the County Treasurers Association of Pennsylvania and has received continuing education on the functions of the office: receiving; receipting into general ledger; depositing; investing; monthly reporting of monies coming into the county with a budget of approximately $15 million; and maintaining and reconciling approximately 50 bank accounts. 

The office is also responsible for receiving monthly reports and revenue from 30 tax collectors and settling with them at year end; as well as collecting, reporting, and disbursing the hotel excise tax. 

A county treasurer in Pennsylvania also acts as an agent for the commonwealth in handling dog, hunting, fishing, small games of chance, and bingo licenses, as well as sportsman’s firearm permits. 

Miller said during her 15-plus years as treasurer she has modernized the office through technology, including online dog sales, acceptance of credit card payments, express deposit, direct deposit, and other innovations.

A lifelong Potter County resident, she and her husband, Mike, live in Homer Township and have two children. Krista and her family enjoy spending time together camping, hunting, fishing, and traveling around Potter County supporting benefit softball tournaments.

Dog Found in Gaines Twp

                         Owner has been found.

Compressor Falls Off Truck Blocking Roadway

At 5:35 PM or so, A tractor trailer is blocking the Wilcox Road about 3 miles from the Country Inn. A large compressor fell off the trailer disabling the tractor-trailer and blocking the roadway.

You might want to choose another route if you are driving that way or expect a long delay.


Address: 407 TOBY RD
City: FOX
Cross Streets: BLOOMS RD * RIDGE RD

4/3/2015 5:30:59 PM




Coudersport Ambulance to Maple View Lane

At 4:26 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Maple Vieqw Lane for a woman ill.

Due to un-foreseen problems the Roulette Library / Recycling will be closed this weekend

Due to UN-foreseen problems the Roulette Library / Recycle will be closed this weekend, April 4 & 5, 2015. 

Hopefully we will be able to open on Monday, April 6, 2015 at regular time but please call to be sure at 544-7549. 

Sorry for inconvenience this may have caused you.


Features-loaded GoHuntPA Toolkit available for free download..

Trying to locate a new hunting spot?

Want to find out which way the wind is blowing at your tree stand, quickly check what’s in season, or see instantly when the sun will set on your day afield?

There’s an app for that.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has launched its new GoHuntPA Toolkit, a features-loaded, free app available through the website.

The app is designed to be handy for hunters, whether they’re viewing it at home in preparation for a hunt, or putting it to the test in the field.

The GoHuntPA Toolkit is the simplest way yet to find huntable tracts of state game lands, learn more about the habitat and wildlife there, and even view maps showing where the parking lots are located.

Using augmented reality, the app allows users simply to hold their mobile devices in front of them to see the locations of nearby game lands. And by clicking on the flags that pop up to mark these sites, users can learn more about the tracts. Selecting the “route” option will activate your device’s GPS function and give you turn-by-turn directions to the parking lot of your choice.

Maps available through the app provide a more-detailed look at terrain and access points at game lands statewide. The app also allows users to check weather and daylight conditions, view hunting regulations, seasons and bag limits, and post pictures through Instagram of their days afield.

There’s also a tracking feature that allows members of the same hunting party see the locations of others, and mark the sites where they parked or set up camp, to make sure they make it back.

Meanwhile, an SOS safety feature allows users to notify friends and family of their exact GPS coordinates in the event of an emergency.

To download the GoHuntPA Toolkit, visit, or simply visit your device’s app store and search for the toolkit by name. The app might not be compatible with older devices or software.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the GoHuntPA Toolkit aims to make hunting in Pennsylvania even more enjoyable, and more importantly, safer. And he urged hunters to download the free app before their next trip afield.

“The GoHuntPA Toolkit places useful and easy-to-access information directly into the palms of hunters’ hands, and makes it available to them wherever they go,” Hough said. “Aside from your license and other essential gear, about the only thing else you’ll need to bring along is a pair of fingerless gloves.”

Networking and Career Fair Event Connects Students with Opportunity

Job seekers learn about career opportunities from local industry representatives at the Penn State DuBois Career Fair in the campus gymnasium.

DuBOIS – Students at Penn State DuBois had the chance to connect with potential employers from around the region on Wednesday, and explore opportunities for starting their career after graduation. The Networking Luncheon and Professional Job Fair, held in the campus gymnasium, allowed students to meet and mingle with representatives from a variety of local companies, as well as find out what kind of employment opportunities those companies currently offer.

At the luncheon, business representatives were seated with students whose major aligned with the education those businesses look for in potential employees. Wildlife Technology students sat with a wildlife biologist from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, business students sat with bankers and business owners, and so on. It gave the students the chance to interact with people already working in their fields of interest.

"The Networking Luncheon and Career Fair offers a wide variety of opportunities for all students at different levels in their career exploration and execution," said Anna Akintunde, career services coordinator at Penn State DuBois. "For instance, students who are unsure of their major or who question their future career path come to this event to speak to employers, to gather information on various fields and industries. Then, we have students who are sure of their career path and major who come to make contacts and connect with employers in their field of interest. They gain information on the latest and greatest in their future careers and get the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally and effectively with career professionals. Some even attend this event in an effort to get more immersed in their field by obtaining a future internship position."

Following the luncheon, employers and students moved to another part of the gym for the career fair, which was also open to members of the public who are seeking employment. Here, job seekers got more formal information on companies and organizations who set up recruitment stations with information on what they have to offer.

"It's beneficial for all students on campus to take part at the career fair because of the connections you can make," said student Courtney Mullins. "I look forward to the career fair every year because I get to see both new and familiar faces. My favorite thing about the career fair is the fact that I'm taking what I learn in class and put it into action. The business program has really prepared me for this event and I'm very thankful to be a part of it."

Area businesses and organizations benefit from the event, as well, by getting the opportunity to recruit new talent.

Scott North, the director of human resources for Jefferson Manor Health Center in Brookville, said, "Events like this help us in two ways; We are putting ourselves out here and finding people who can help us advance our mission to provide the best care for our residents. We're also letting people know that we are here, and part of the community and economic life of the area."

Emily Swanson, a human resource representative from GKN Sinter Metals added, "It gives us the opportunity to touch base with students who aren’t even at the point of graduation yet, but we can start forming relationships early, and show them that they can make a great living here locally in Central Pennsylvania, and that they don't have to leave the area to find the job they're dreaming of."

According to Akintunde, making that contact is proven to work. She said, "Of course, many of our attendees are graduating in May and they are here to find future employment. Last year, 50 percent of students who attended this event felt they left with a potential job lead, while 75 percent left with a potential internship lead, and 77 percent of employers felt they left the event with a potential hire."

This event was sponsored by GKN Sinter Metals.

Milton E. “Milt” Nichols, 73, of Bradford, PA

Milton E. “Milt” Nichols
Milton E. “Milt” Nichols, 73, of Bradford, PA, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY.

Born April 3, 1941 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Howard and Dora (Woodruff) Nichols. On October 5, 1963 he married Winifred “Gay” (Thomas) Nichols, who survives.
Vietnam Veteran

A 1959 graduate of Bradford High School, he began his career at Corning Glass Works. In 1966 he began his military service with the United States Air Force. Milt served during Vietnam as an Airborne Early Warning Radar Technician where he performed in-flight repairs and electronic systems maintenance. He was cited for meritorious achievement and among other honors was awarded an Air Medal by direction of The President of The United States for completing important missions under extremely hazardous conditions. He was honorably discharged in 1969. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

After Milt’s military service, he began working for Pennsylvania Electric Company. In 1982, he began his career with Bechtel Power Corp. and worked for many years in mechanical and electrical maintenance, construction field engineering, start-up engineering, and emergency management in various U.S. power plants. He also held positions writing technical and training documentation. He retired from Bechtel in December 2003 as an Emergency Management Department consultant for the Nevada Test Site in Las Vegas.

He was an avid automobile and aviation enthusiast and trained as a personal aircraft pilot. He also enjoyed home repair projects. He was quick to laugh and a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, he is survived by a son, Michael Nichols, of Wayne, MI; a daughter, Brenda (Tony) Nicotera, of Williamsville, NY; two grandchildren, Tyler Nichols and Kevin Leaper; four great grandchildren, Landon, Meredith, Nayvin and Larenzo; a brother, Howard E. Nichols, Jr. and many nieces and nephews.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Annette Pire and his brothers Archie Nichols, Charles Nichols and Gale Nichols.

Family will be receiving friends from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, April 10, 2015 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Avenue and again from 10:00 to 11:00 am, Saturday, April 11, 2015 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with Rev. Matthew McDonald, pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery with full military honors accorded.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Peter J. INZANA, 90, of Genesee, PA

Peter J. INZANA, 90, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA. 

Born March 11, 1925, in Brockway, PA, he was the son of Peter and Lena Petruzzi Inzana. On January 30, 1974, in Hagerstown, MD, he married the former Jeannette M. Dunham, who survives. 
WWII Veteran

A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the European Theatre. After the war, he enlisted in the US Air Force. 

He was employed as a machinist for 60 years. 

Pete was a member of Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Wellsville. Active in the community, he organized Memorial Day ceremonies in Genesee Cemetery for many years, coached junior bowlers for 21 years and Babe Ruth baseball for 10 years. 

He bowled in leagues for over 50 years with several 300 games. 

 Surviving besides his wife of 41 years, Jeannette, are: five sons, Pete (Brenda) Inzana and David (Janice) Inzana, both of Brockway, Charles (Kimberly) Inzana, Jon (Crystal) Inzana, and Chris (Sarah) Inzana, all of Genesee; 23 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Gertrude Dunham of Genesee; four brothers, Anthony (Laverne) Inzana, Sr., Ernest (Lilo) Inzana, Sr., Ronald (Nettie) Inzana, Sr., and Lugene (Carol) Inzana; nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by a brother, Francis “Babe” Inzana; and a sister, Joyce Maric Kline. 

Friends may call Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 PM. Pastor Stephen B. Richard will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by members of American Legion Post #702. 

Due to allergies, the family respectfully requests that flowers not be sent. 

Memorials may be made to Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Mr. Laurie Gene Kellogg, 44, of Twin Falls, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Mr. Laurie Gene Kellogg
Mr. Laurie Gene Kellogg 

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO---Mr. Laurie Gene Kellogg, 44, of Twin Falls, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, after suffering a massive stroke.

Born July 6, 1970 in Coudersport, PA, he was a son of Gerald A. “Jerry” and Sharon J. Stewart Kellogg.

Laurie was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, Class of 1988 and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 1992 with a degree in computer science. 

For many years before moving to Twin Falls in August of 2014, Laurie was employed in the family business, Kellogg Communications in Shinglehouse. At the time of his death, he was employed in Twin Falls as a janitor for Class Act Janitorial Inc. and also at Mystic Paws Dog Grooming.

Laurie enjoyed chatting with online friends, playing YuGiOh, hiking, and keeping up on the spiritual/political state of this country. Laurie always showed kindness and compassion to all living things whether animal or fellow mankind.

Along with his parents of Shinglehouse, Laurie is survived by his girlfriend and the love of his life, Christina “Hawke” DeCamp with whom he resided; his grandfather, Robert Stewart of Shinglehouse; a sister, Leah J. (Pastor Jeremy) Stuck of Belmont, NY; two brothers, Joshua D. (Jacquelyn) Kellogg of Gibsonia and Daniel S. (Robin Baker) Kellogg of Shinglehouse; his nieces and nephews: Taylor, Christian and Aaron Stuck; Faith and Michael Kellogg; Edwin Johnson; and three uncles and three aunts.

Laurie was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Glen and Grace Kellogg; and his maternal grandmother, Lula Stewart.

A memorial service will be held in Twin Falls.

Laurie’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Laurie, please visit

2 Vehicle Accident With Injury On Bennett's Valley Highway


4/3/2015 1:55:57 PM



Roulette Fire Dept. Dispatched To Pole Fire With Wires Down


Potter County Online Auction, Firearms, Collector Knives & More, Bidding Has Started

Bolivar Dispatched To County Road 33 For Tree Down

At 12:12 PM on Friday, Bolivar Fire Dept. dispatched to the area of 1212 County Route 33 for a tree down with wires.



Reports Drilling Started

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

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2015-03-31 00:00:00 at site RED BEND B UNIT 9H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 11:57 AM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

James W. Pekarski Sr. of Bristol Township, PA

James W. Pekarski Sr.
James W. Pekarski Sr. of Bristol Township, PA, died Monday, March 30, 2015. He was 75.

Born in Coudersport, Pa., Jim was the beloved husband of Jennie Pekarski; and the father of Kimberly Rowlands, Anthony (Tina) Pekarski Sr., Jerome Pekarski Sr., Wayne Pekarski, Alicia Pekarski, and Kalina Pekarski (Julio Maldonado), all of Bristol Township. 

Jim was also survived by his brothers, Jerome Dubots (Sandy), and George Dubots (Stephanie); and his sister, Frances Carpenter, all of Coudersport, Pa.; and his grandchildren, Jason and Megan Rowlands, Anthony, Ryan, and Alana Pekarski, Jerome, Zachary, and Tyler Pekarski, Lindsey Davies, Wayne Pekarski, Megan Cannon, Anthony Maldonado, and Faith Pekarski McCoy, all of Bristol Township; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Helen Dubots; his brother, Joe Dubots; his son, James W. Pekarski Jr.; and grandson, Justin Cannon.

Jim was a 1958 graduate of Coudersport High School, and retired from the PA Turnpike Commission. He was owner and operator of several service stations in the area. 

Jim was Chairman of the Bristol Township Civil Service Commission, was a past member of the Bristol Township Board of Commissioners, serving 16 years, and also served as a member of the Lower Bucks Joint Municipal Authority. 

He was very active in the Bristol Township Girls' Softball League and the Levittown International Little League. 

He was a member of several organizations including Knights of Columbus Loyal Order of Moose, and Sons of Veterans of Foreign War.

Relatives and friends may attend his viewing 6 p.m. Monday, at the Galzerano Funeral Home, 3500 Bristol Oxford Valley Road, Levittown, PA 19057. A funeral service will begin at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. 

A Funeral Mass will also be held 1 p.m. May 23, at St. Eulalia Church in Coudersport, Pa. Burial will follow at St. Eulalia Cemetery.

Galzerano Funeral Home, Levittown

Urvil L. OUTMAN, 93, of Genesee, PA

Urvil L. OUTMAN, 93, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, April 2, 2015 in his home. 

Born October 31, 1921, in Harrison Valley, PA, he was the son of Hubert and Nettie Button Outman. On July 26, 1941, in Whitesville, NY, he married the former Ethel E. Jeffers, who predeceased him on January 5, 2013. 

He owned and operated a dairy farm in Bingham Township for many years. 

 Surviving are: two grandsons, Lewis S. (Jennifer) Cook of Genesee and Urvil “Bucky” (Patty) Cook of Lakeland, FL; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Outman of Genesee; three sisters, Alberta Grover of Genesee, Anna Miller of Clyde, NY, and Pauline Haskins of Parker, FL; and nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis M. Cook; four sisters, Helen Outman, Ava Hawks, Gladys Jeffers, and Mary Jean Stone; three brothers, Raymond, Jesse, and Edward; and a great-granddaughter. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery, Yorks Corners, NY. Memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923. Online condolences may be expressed at

Lost Keys Galeton

LOST – Set of keys in Galeton. If found please turn in at Borough office/Police Dept. or call/text 814-203-7508. Thank you.

4-3 Chicken BBQ, Coudersport

4-3 Easter Egg Hunt, Shnglehouse



Coudersport Ambulance To Steer Brook Road

At 9:16 AM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Steer Brook Road for a medical emergency.


04/02/2015 05:06 PM EDT
Raja Foods of Maspeth, NY is recalling its 14 ounce packages of "SWAD Cumin Powder 14 oz" because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
04/01/2015 06:59 PM EDT
Due to receiving a recall notice from its organic spinach supplier because of possible Listeria monocytogenes exposure, La Terra Fina is expanding its voluntarily recall to include one lot of its 10-ounce Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip & Spread as outlined in the chart below. This action is being taken out of an abundance of caution due to this product having been manufactured on the same production equipment on the same day as the Organic Spinach Dip.
04/01/2015 04:54 PM EDT
Maya Overseas Food Inc. of 48-85, Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378, is recalling its 7 ounce packages of “Cumin Powder” because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
04/02/2015 08:49 PM EDT
The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy has ordered a recall for all lots of non-sterile and sterile products compounded, repackaged and distributed by Prescription Center Pharmacy located at 915 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC, between September 10, 2014, and March 10, 2015.

In Minnesota, Gov. Activates National Guard to Fight Fires; Elk River Barn Destroyed, Animals Killed

Wildfires Can Be Deadly and Costly To Put Out; Use Caution With Outside Fires

Borough seeking volunteers for Adopt a Block program

Borough seeking volunteers for Adopt a Block program

The borough of Coudersport is initiating an “Adopt a Block” program similar to the Adopt a Highway Program instituted by PennDOT.

Where PennDOT normally requires an individual or group to keep free of litter a minimum of two miles of roadway, the borough would ask that only one block be cared for per-person or group. In addition to litter removal, it is desired that volunteers also be responsible for weed removal and control.

The borough is seeking business owners, civic groups, citizens and anyone who cares about Coudersport and Potter County.

Whether Coudersport is your original hometown or your adopted hometown, consider being a volunteer for the borough. A more attractive Coudersport means more people will want to visit, property value will increase, visitors will seek lodging and spend more money here, helping to increase economic opportunity. Sidewalks marred with cigarette butts and other litter and overgrown weeds will attract no one.

According to organizer and Clara Township resident Tony Winters, who is working on the project with the borough, “Good things are coming to Coudersport”. Government and the private sector working together can do great things. Be part of this positive change, because a small investment of time and effort will yield big dividends.

The Adopt a Block program is in its beginning stages. Tony said he hopes to get it started as soon as the weather clears.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Tony at 814-544-7140, 814-203-7912 or email

Shinglehouse Ambulance To West Academy Street

At 12:21 AM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to West Academy Street for a medical emergency.

Career Opportunities For Certified Nursing Assistants At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA

Roulette Township Seeking Full Time Licensed Water/Wastewater Operator; Part Time Office Assistant

Reserve Now For The Hotel Crittenden's Easter Sunday Buffet

Gigantic Antique Auction Sale April 11 & 12 At Burkhouse Auctions In Bradford, PA

Think About It

Are You a Nut?
Pastor B.J. Knefley

“If it seems that we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit” (2 Corinthians 5:13)

Paul, as you can see from the verse above, wasn’t afraid of being considered a nut. In the passage of scripture from which this verse comes, Paul is talking about being God’s Ambassadors. As His Ambassador, Paul saw his responsibility as one that depended not on man’s opinions but rather upon God’s. He said of those who have become Christians that they have “become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone, a new life has begun!”, (2 Corinthians 5:17). What’s he talking about?

Paul is referring to the old nature, that sinful life that we are all born with. In 2 Corinthians 5:15 he says, “He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ, who died and was raised for them”. The operative word is received. Paul’s history of being a man who persecuted the Christians is well documented in the Scriptures. But one day he met Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus and that one encounter changed his life. Paul’s life took a 180-degree turn. He left his old life, and followed Christ with a new life. Those that knew him thought he had gone nuts. But Paul saw this as actually what he needed to do as he was no longer the same man that he was. The purpose of his life was now to please Christ.

Those who have encountered Christ are often looked on as being a little nuts or crazy. Like Paul their life changes, things they used to do, they no longer do. Their friends don’t find them to be fun to be around anymore. They are often counseled to “don’t get to religious”, “don’t go overboard”, etc. Yet if they were to talk to Paul, he would encourage them to not let the world be an influence. If you’re not sure where you stand, just ask yourself if there’s enough evidence to convict you of being a nut. If there isn’t then I guess the answer is plain. Think about it.

Free Candidate Announcements Available Until April 30th

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Needed In Bradford, Galeton, St. Marys, Smethport & Kane

Notice of Public Meeting for Coudersport Borough Downtown Revitalization Plan

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kane Dispatched To Transformer Fire

At 8:11 PM on Thursday, Kane Fire Dept. had been dispatched to the rear of the Hamlin Bank in the parking lot area for a transformer fire.

Vicky Songer Announces Run For Emporium Boro Tax Collector In May 19th Primary

Vicky Songer has announced her intention to run for Emporium Borough Tax Collector in the upcoming May primary on the Democratic ballot.

Songer has over 30 years of experience in bookkeeping and clerical work, enjoys working with the public, and is well situated at 117 West 4th Street, where she resides and intends to conduct her business.

She is also a member and Lector at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

Vicky attended Jamestown Business College, graduating in 1978.

Songer is a lifelong Emporium resident. She is married to John Songer and has three children; Erin, Jonny and Joseph. She is also the daughter of Ed (Junior) Tartaglia and the late Janet Tartaglia.

Camp Cadet Accepting Applications From Tioga, Potter and Cameron Counties Until May 1, 2015

The Northern Tier Camp Cadet Board of Directors is pleased to announce the open application period for the 2015 CAMP CADET PROGRAM. 

Camp Cadet has provided an enjoyable experience for the youth of Pennsylvania for over 30 years. This year’s CAMP CADET PROGRAM will be held on the campus of Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA from Monday, June 22, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015.

Camp Cadet is designed to bring a better understanding between the youth in our area and local law enforcement officers. This will create a lasting understanding: police officers are their friends! Camp Cadet provides an atmosphere of a police academy. Emphasis is placed on self-discipline, respect, and building confidence. Cadets will have the opportunity to participate in various physical and team building exercises. They will also meet, talk and get to know police officers, state troopers, district attorneys and many other members of the criminal justice community.

Cadets will be selected for appointment from Tioga, Potter and Cameron Counties. The camp is a week-long commitment and cadets are expected to be in attendance 100% of the time.
Applications must be postmarked by May 1st, 2015.

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Applications are due by May 1, 2015