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Hebron Center Christian School will be hosting an “All You Can Eat Dinner” featuring Spaghetti & Meatballs or Chicken & Biscuits with a choice of vegetable and numerous choices of dessert…..It will be held at the Hebron Center Christian School in the gymnasium on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017……..Suggested Donations for the dinner are as follows: Seniors- $6.50, Adults and Youth 12-18- $8.00, Students Under 12- $6.00, Children 5 and under-FREE!........Family Rate-$25.00….. Time will be from 4:00-7:30 p.m. The Hebron Center Christian School students hosting this dinner will be attending the annual ACE International Student Convention at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)……. ALL proceeds will benefit these students…………A bake sale will also be on the site.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Galeton is the Gateway to the Dark Skies

Discussion focused on the potential of the Dark Skies and Galeton’s role as a Gateway at last week’s special meeting of the Galeton Development Corporation (GDC).

According to Terri Dennison, Executive Director of the PA Route 6 Alliance and a member of the Galeton Dark Sky Committee, the town can use its unique position as a gateway to attract more visitors and help the local economy. Dennison explained that to build on the concept of a gateway destination, the whole town must “buy-in” to specialness and embrace the Dark Skies. 

Dennison told a group of 25 residents and business people gathered at the Brick House Café that the Dark Sky Committee has been developing a program to help residents understand the significance of the dark skies while also providing training to the front line employees at Galeton’s various businesses. The same presentation was made to the Galeton Borough Council that evening.

According to DCNR from October 2015 to September 2016, over 60,000 people visited Cherry Springs State Park with 56,000 specifically coming for star gazing. One-third of the visitors were non-astronomers and a large part of the group is between the ages of 18 and 25. This group, according to Dennison, often comes unprepared and needs advise on what to expect, how to get there, and what to bring. All services that the new campaign is planning to address.

The Dark Sky Orientation Program includes Dark Sky kits which will be given to every school child in May, a new website and promotional video, training sessions for businesses and a banner and signage program.

John Hartman, owner of North Central Tours, explained his new bus service that will provide transportation and tours to Cherry Springs and other attractions.
Lori Copp, Executive Director of the Tioga Visitors Bureau, presented how both Potter and Tioga County are being marketed to visitors under the campaign of “Infinite Skies by Night, Boundless Activities by Day”. Copp presented an ad that appears in the Happy Traveler, the state’s official visitor guide, as well as other regional and national magazines.

Maxine Harrison of the Dark Sky Fund announced that Cherry Springs will be honored by the PA Wilds as a “Special Place” during their awards program later in the month. 

The attendees discussed other possible business ventures that could help support the Dark Sky destination. Future meetings of GDC will continue to pursue the designation. GDC meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30am at the Brick House Café. Visit the GDC website at: www.galetondevelopment.com or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/GaletonDC/.

Louis Frank LuBera, 71, of Carter Camp, PA

Louis Frank LuBera

Louis Frank LuBera, 71, of Carter Camp, PA passed away at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 20, 2017. 

 He was the husband of Nancy (Alderson) LuBera, who survives. 

 Louis was born March 12, 1946, in Malmedy, Belgium, the son of the late Louis Michael and Maria (Schmitz) LuBera. 

Louis was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro. 

He enjoyed the outdoors which was evidenced, in his love for archery hunting and fly fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Nancy, are his sons, Jesse C. LuBera of Roaring Branch and Jeremiah Michael LuBera of Carter Camp.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on April 28, 2017, 9:30 AM with Rev. David Bechtel officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. 

 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 47 Central Ave. Wellsboro, PA 16901.

To share your fondest memories of Louis and sign his guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com.

Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.

Coudersport Ambulance To East Maple Street

At 9:30 AM on Tuesday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to East Maple Street for a medical transport.


04/24/2017 08:01 PM EDT
On April 13, a retailer in Texas notified us that their customer had presented samples of our 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital.
04/18/2017 08:25 PM EDT
Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of Uproar, Cummor, Zrect, Monkey Business, Xrect, Rectalis, Tornado, Zdaily, BigNHard, Enhancerol Natural Male Enhancement capsules. FDA analysis has found the products to contain Tadalafil. Tadalafil is a FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), the presence of tadalafil in these male enhancement products renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall. Organic Herbal Supply is also recalling Zrect for Women and LabidaMAX. FDA analysis has found these two products contain Flibanserin, an FDA-approved prescription drug for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in women. There have been no reports of illness to date.

Night Work Scheduled on I-80 WB in Union County


Montoursville, PA – On Sunday, April 30, a microsurfacing project on Interstate 80 westbound in Union County will begin. This work will be performed at night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday between the Route 15 and Mile Run interchanges.

There will be lane closures with cones and flaggers providing traffic control. This project is expected to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting. Suit-Kote Corp. is the prime contractor on this $1.4 million project.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Dale W. Bentley, 79, of Horse Run Road in Little Genesee, NY

Dale W. Bentley

Dale W. Bentley, 79, of Horse Run Road in Little Genesee, NY, passed away Monday (April 24, 2017) in Olean General Hospital's emergency room.

He was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Olean, a son of the late Alton and Sarah Crosby Bentley. On Dec. 6, 1969, in Bolivar Methodist Church, he married Sue Shaner, who survives.

US National Guard & Reserves
Dale was a graduate of Bolivar Central School, class of 1959, and had resided in Little Genesee since 1959. He was employed at Dresser-Rand, retiring in 1993. Dale was the town justice for Bolivar for 23 years. 

He served as lieutenant in the U.S. Army National Guard and later the U.S. Army Reserves for many years.

Dale was a member of New York State Magistrates Association, a member of the National Rifle Association, and a life member of the Bolivar Fire Department and its acting fire commissioner.

He was an avid hunter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Kim (Don) Paffie of Lake Park, Ga., Thomas (Jamie) Bentley of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Terry (Kelly) Bentley of Bolivar, Tony (Jane) Bentley of New Bloomfield, Pa., Karen Bentley (John Feely) Barker of Bolivar and Michael Bentley of Bolivar; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Floyd, Leonard and Leo Bentley.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday (April, 27, 2017) at Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean. Private funeral and committal services will be held in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Bolivar Fire Department or to a charity of the donor's choice .

Coudersport Ambulance To East 2nd Street

At 1:04 AM on Tuesday, Coudersport Ambulance & ALS have been dispatched to East Second Street for seizures.

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Helpmates, Inc. Is Now Hiring In Potter & McKean Counties


Summer Hours Have Started At The Hotel Crittenden Dining Room & Crittenden TapRoom

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

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Come & See The Creek Side Barn Venue At Open House On Saturday, April 29, 2017



Large Garage Sale Friday & Saturday At 28 Fessenden Road In Roulette

Jessie R. Connors, 61, of 13 Fox Lane, Eldred, PA

Jessie R. Connors

Jessie R. Connors, 61, of 13 Fox Lane, passed away Saturday (April 22nd, 2017), in her home, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 25th, 1955 in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Emery and Cleva Sheldon Billyard. On October 21st, 1972 in Eldred she married Matthew P. Connors, who survives.

Jessie had attended Hamburg area schools and later received her degree in Business Management from the Olean Business Institute. She had resided in Eldred since 1973.

Mrs. Connors was employed by Ball-Incon, which later became the Ardagh Group, for 23 years prior to her retirement in due to her health.

Jessie loved the outdoors and camping; she was very active and supportive of all the organizations and activities her husband Matt was involved with. Her life was taking care of and spending time with her children, grandchildren and family.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 45 years are two sons, Duane (Suphitch “Tina”) Connors of Chicago, Illinois and Michael (Tawnee Collins) Connors of Bradford; five grandchildren, Macey Connors, Seth Connors, Harley Billyard, Torie Field and Kelly Button; a brother, Doyle Billyard of Olean, as well as many nieces and nephews and a special niece, Amy Billyard.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Darlene Connors; and a brother, Duane Billyard in 1969.

Friends may call Wednesday at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Dan Manning, associate pastor of the First Church of God, Eldred, officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred Conservation Club or to the First Church of God, Eldred.

Troopers Investigate Criminal Mischief At Nob Hill Hotel

Known Male To Be Charged With Harassment

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ischua Dispatched To Wildfire Near Munger Hollow

At 8:18 PM on Monday, Ischua Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a wildfire where a controlled burn has gotten out of control near Munger Hollow & Yankee Road.

Rew, Otto & Derrick City Dispatched For Wildfire

At 8:07 PM on Monday, Rew, Otto Township & Derrick City Firefighters have been dispatched to a wildfire with exposures spreading into the woods behind 1186 South Kendall Avenue.
8:21 PM--Otto & Derrick City Units RECALLED per Chief 810.

Brooks Alan Rossman, 35, passed away peacefully at his home in Warren, PA

Brooks A. Rossman

Brooks Alan Rossman, 35, passed away peacefully at his home in Warren, PA on Friday, April 21, 2017. 

He was born September 2, 1981 in Warren, PA. From a very young age, Brooks had a zest for life and many passions that he easily excelled at including motocross racing, BMX riding and playing guitar. Brooks was an accomplished guitarist, studying at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA and had written many original songs. Brooks was a 2000 graduate of Warren Area High School and was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union Local 9. 

Most recently, Brooks was a valuable team member for a contracting company in Butler, PA where he resided. Brooks had a strong faith in God and attended church regularly. He enjoyed running, lifting weights, boxing and swimming.

Brooks touched many people’s lives. He held a special gift inside of him that so many of us were blessed to know. Brooks was a loving son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend.

He is survived by his father, Mark Rossman and companion, Catherine Phillips of Warren, his mother, Cindy (Steve) Mascaro of Warren, his sister, Jenna (Charles) Weldon and his nephew, Calvin Weldon all of Coral Springs, FL., one stepsister – Kayla Mascaro of Buffalo, NY, paternal grandparents, Calvin (Gus) and Emilie Rossman of Warren, one aunt, Andrea Atkins of Warren, and four cousins, Aaron (Hallie) Atkins of Florida, Taylor Atkins of Nevada, Mynda Rossman of Warren and Bayli Rossman of North Carolina. 

Brooks was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles B. and Nancy Papalia Dorotics, two uncles, Charles R. Dorotics and Geoffrey (Jody) Rossman.

Friends will be received from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., with a Memorial Service immediately following with Rev. J Maier, Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Memorial donations may be made “In memory of Brooks Rossman” to Davis Archway, 164 Schiebel Road, Butler, PA., 16002. Brook’s spirit will live for eternity in the Light of Our Lord and for that we rejoice!

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Coudersport Rotary News - 4-24-17

Rotary guests today were Eli Trimber and David Rigas, both students at Coudersport High School and both members of the Citizens of Tomorrow program and Interact.

Eli is the son of Bill and Nancy Trimber and is a senior. His current school activities include soccer, tennis, varsity club and Interact club. Outside of school, Eli enjoys, ping-pong, downhill skiing, and working at the Coudersport Ice Mine. Eli gives tours at the Coudersport Ice Mine and is an excellent guide. His plans are to attend Wheaton College and major in Business.

David is the son of James and MaryAnn Rigas and is a senior at Coudersport High School. His current school activities include soccer, basketball and tennis. In addition, David is class president and a member of Student Council and the National Honor Society. Outside of school, he enjoys working at the Coudersport Theater, skiing and playing golf. David plans are to attend Middlebury College and has not decided on a major.

Thank you, Eli and David for being our guests. We are excited for both of you and your future endeavors. Join us again - anytime. Good luck on the tennis match in Galeton, David.

Sergeant At Arms (Jim Plotts) - Thought For Today
~ Wouldn't it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes? Come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller.

L-R - Eli Trimber, Middle-Cathy Bowers; David Rigas
Article by Cathy Bowers
Photo by Cathy Bowers

William H. MacKenzie, 67, of Clarendon, PA

William H. MacKenzie

William H. MacKenzie, 67, of Clarendon, PA, died Monday afternoon, April 24, 2017 at Warren General Hospital.

A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

Portville Dispatched To Rollover Crash With Ejection & Injuries

At 6:32 PM on Monday, Portville Fire Dept. & Ambulance with Olean 10 medic dispatched to the area of 2079 Lillibridge Road for a rollover crash into a field with multiple occupants including children.
Westons Mills requested full response. At least 3 occupants ejected from the vehicle. Air medical has been dispatched. Female driver still in vehicle with head injury. Olean City Ambulance & Hinsdale Ambulances dispatched.

Grace Dadzaa Earns AMCC Player of the Week Honors

By Scott Elliott
BRADFORD, Pa. - Pitt-Bradford softball player Grace Dadzaa has been named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

In six games last week, Dadzaa hit .478, totaling 11 hits, six runs, four RBIs, two triples and a pair of stolen bases, leading the Panthers to 4-2 record against conference opponents.

The sophomore left fielder collected four hits and a stolen base in Pitt-Bradford’s sweep of Franciscan, including going 3-3 with a RBI and two runs in game two. In the team’s 12-9 victory over Hilbert, the Grove City native posted four hits, including a triple, two RBIs, and three runs, and she closed out the week going 3-8 against La Roche.

On the season, Dadzaa leads the AMCC in total hits (53), runs scored (39) and stolen bases (25). Her .411 batting average is tops on the team and fourth among all league hitters.

It marks the first time in her career, Dadzaa has received the conference’s weekly award.

2017 Cole Volunteer recognition week

National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, is an opportunity to recognize and thank Cole Memorial's 60 volunteers (many of which are pictured).

A special breakfast was held on April 24 in appreciation for all they do for our patients, visitors, staff and community. Thank you for sharing your time, talent and care at Cole Memorial!

If you're interested in being a volunteer at Cole Memorial Hospital, please call 814.274.5550 or visit www.colememorial.org/careers-volunteers.

Kane Fire Dept. Dispatched For Search

At 5:22 PM on Monday, Kane Fire Department has been dispatched to assemble at their station to assist Pennsylvania State Police with a search detail.

Millerton/ Big Elm Dispatched to Vehicle Fire

At 4:55 pm on Monday Millerton/ Big Elm Fire Departments were dispatched to a vehicle fire.

Reported: Fire Out

Blood Drives Wednesday & Thursday In Port Allegany & Austin

Penn State Extension: 2017 Rabies Clinic Schedule For Potter County

The 2017 Rabies Clinic schedule has been finalized for the following Potter County communities this summer:

Coudersport- Saturday May 13th, 1-4pm @ Courthouse Gazebo

Galeton- Saturday June 10th, 1-4pm @ Park Gazebo

Ulysses- Saturday, August 26th, 1-4pm @ Tri Town Fire Hall

Shinglehouse – Saturday, September 26th, 1-4pm @ Park Gazebo

All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against rabies virus. The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually.

All animals attending the clinics must be on a least or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic.

Dr Lindsay is not able to do clinics in Roulette or Austin this year, but she has promised to consider it next year. Residents from those communities are welcome to bring their fur babies to the Coudersport Clinic.

Kay and Oliver Williams Fund Supports Rushford, NY Community and Heritage

The Kay and Oliver Williams/Rushford Endowment Fund recently made possible $6,728 in grants to organizations that support the Rushford area community and help preserve its heritage.

The late Mr. Williams, a Rushford resident, established the endowment at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation in order to continue supporting the causes that he and his wife, Kay, supported during their life.

The following received grants of $1,054 each:

· Rushford First Baptist Church

· Rushford United Methodist Church

· Rushford Free Library

Grants for $713.20 each were made to the following five organizations:

· Rushford Concert Band

· Conservation Camp? through Cuba-Rushford Central School Outdoors program

· Rushford Cemetery Association

· Cuba Scout Pack 708 (Cuba-Rushford)

· Podonque Cemetery

“The Kay and Oliver Williams Fund demonstrates the power of an endowment,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “The fund has been supporting causes selected by Mr. Williams in the Rushford community since he chose to establish it at CRCF in 1999 and it will continue to provide annual support to those organizations in perpetuity.”

One of the long-time recipients of grants from the Kay and Oliver Williams Fund is the Rushford Concert Band, and its leaders can attest to its importance.

Nancy Phearsdorf, Rushford Concert Band secretary and business manager, said that grants from the Williams fund have allowed purchasing of new arrangements, advertising and repairs to the “century old bandwagon” that, pulled by horse, carries the group through parades all over the area.

“The Rushford Town Band was formed in 1857, we are celebrating 160th year anniversary of making music for public enjoyment, the list is short for those who can make that 'boast,’” she added.

She added that the band’s long history runs deep in the town’s history, as relics from the band like sheet music, antique instruments and past uniforms are proudly on display at the Rushford Historical Society, where the band has its own room.

“Grant money from the Kay and Oliver Williams Fund is an important part of our yearly budget and allows us to keep going strong,” she concluded.

Donations can be made to the Kay and Oliver Williams/Rushford Endowment Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203 or online at cattfoundation.org.

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

Our Road is Your Road....Your Towns are Our Treasures

US Route 6 is known for its beautiful scenery and small town atmosphere. The theme for the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor’s Annual Meeting is “Our Road is Your Road, Your Towns are Our Treasures” in celebration of the special communities who make the Route 6 experience memorable to 4.2 million travelers every year.

The PA Route 6 Alliance is inviting all businesses, organizations, community leaders and the public to its 2 day event on May 17 and 18 in Historic Tunkhannock (Wyoming County), the winner of the 2016 Heritage Community of the Year Award.

The activities kick off on Wednesday, May 17th with a workshop, Downtown Summit: Sharing Ideas for Successful Downtowns Across PA Route 6. Designed for Chambers of Commerce, economic development groups and businesses, the workshop will feature a customized video by Roger Brooks of Destination Development. Roger will offer suggestions for PA Route 6 Communities on how to make their downtowns more exciting, how to fill empty storefronts and how to recruit new businesses. A panel of experts will then lead a discussion on funding sources, programs, and marketing ideas.

On Wednesday afternoon, a guided walking tour of Historic Tunkhannock will be offered followed by a wine tasting and tour of the Dietrich Theater.

On Thursday, May 18, the Annual Meeting and "Do 6" Awards will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Shadowbrook Inn and Resort The Annual Meeting includes a period of networking and viewing of sponsor displays, followed by the PA Route 6 Annual Business Meeting and a presentation on the accomplishments of PA Route 6 Heritage Community Program, which celebrates its 10 year anniversary. The Keynote speaker for this year's meeting is Dennis Davin, Secretary, Department of Community and Economic Development.

The annual “Do 6” Award Ceremony will follow. The "Do 6" Award ceremony, honors individuals, organizations, and events in the categories of: Heritage Partnership Award; Leadership Award; Heritage Community of the Year Award; Heritage Tourism Award; Artisan of the Year Award; and Lifetime Achievement Award.

For more information on participation, registration forms, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit us online at: http://www.paroute6.com/annual_meeting.

Rabies Clinic May 13th at Emporium Fire Hall

Rabies Vaccine Clinic
Sponsor: Cameron County SPCA
Location: N. Broad Street Fire Hall, Emporium, PA
Provider: Elk County Veterinary Clinic

For the safety of your pet and others all dogs and cats must remain on a leash or in a carrier. If your pet has received a rabies vaccine prior you must bring your pet's rabies certificate to be issued a 3 year certificate. If you do not have your pet's last rabies certificate your pet will be issued a one year rabies vaccine certificate according to PA state law.

In the state of PA rabies vaccine is required for dogs and cats at 12 wks., one year later, then every 3 years.


As spring blooms along the US Route 6 Corridor in Pennsylvania, it is time to celebrate the artisan and artisan groups that make the northern tier of Pennsylvania a beautiful place to live.

The PA Route 6 Alliance has declared April as Artisan Month along the 427 mile long Heritage Corridor and honors those creative geniuses that spark something in each of us and inspire us to new heights.

To highlight the diversity of art and culture along PA Route 6, the following is a list of six long time members of the PA Route 6 Artisan Trail and true supporters of the arts:

1.) Wendy Neckers/Painted Finch Gallery, Corry, PA

Honored as the 2016 PA Route 6 Artisan of the Year, Corry-based artist Wendy Neckers has created the collectible poster for this year’s Artisan Month. Since opening her gallery in June 2012, Neckers has steadily grown her presence in the Corry area. The Painted Finch Gallery includes works by Neckers as well as other artisans with pieces in oil, acrylic, and watercolor to hand carved sculptures and handcrafted jewelry. Beginning in a small space along Rt 6, Neckers moved to a larger space in the middle of Corry a few years ago and this year has expanded again to the storefront next door. The new space houses more fine art and gift products and a huge selection of craft sodas. Neckers has a background in set design which has been skillfully put to use in the lovely space and displays including paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, woodcarving, and jewelry in a well ordered setting.

2.) Dan & Jan Niebauer/Ralph Miller Jewelers & Gallery, Erie, PA

Their slogan, “Where Erie Gets Engaged - Since 1898”, testifies to just a small portion of their artistic talent as jewelry makers. Ralph Miller Jewelers is “Erie's oldest, largest and only nationally awarded manufacturing jeweler.” The store owners and artists, Dan and Jan Niebauer, have created a wonderful setting that features original fine gold, platinum, and silver "Jewelry Art," by five master goldsmiths. Located in downtown Erie the shop is a fascinating place to spend some time viewing the eclectic mix of custom work, estate jewelry, sculptures, rare gems and fossils, and artwork by other artists. The Niebauers are both master jewelers who not only produce their own designs, they also teach and mentor others who are well on their way to becoming masters.

3.) Art in the Wilds, Kane, PA

One of the premier art events along the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, The Art in the Wilds Outdoor fine arts show happens annually on the fourth weekend in June. Organized and managed by a dedicated group of art lovers, artists and patrons, the show has been lauded as one of the best in the region. The site for this juried event is under the shade of magnificent old trees in Evergreen Park, in the middle of the town of Kane, PA and the event features 35-40 artists and artisans, student art exhibit, music, demonstrations and food vendors.

4.) Curt Weinhold, Coudersport, PA

A photograph can stir emotions and no one does it better than Coudersport’s Curt Weinhold with his images of nature at its glory. Weinhold is a well known photographer in the PA Wilds region with a portfolio that focuses on the beauty of both the man-made and natural worlds. Weinhold displays scenic views of the PA Grand Canyon, Austin Dam, local communities, wildlife and stunning nightscapes of the Dark Skies.

5.) Connie Sickler/Settlement House, Sylvania, PA

The Settlement House Gallery appears to be set in an old house built along the highway but actually it is a relatively new structure, (2001) so carefully crafted that it has the feel of an old, well-loved farmhouse. Inside, the gallery is filled with vibrant colors and textures curated by the owner and artist Connie Sickler, who has skillfully combined the work of potters, painters, glass and fabric artists, into a charming collection of artwork. You will see a careful attention to details, a little bit of humor, and a touch of whimsy.

Sickler is a painter, designer and illustrator and her own work is well represented in the gallery. A recent watercolor “The Tree of Hope” is available as a print in several sizes

6.) Dietrich Theater/Wyoming Cultural Center, Tunkhannock, PA
Originally built in 1936 by George Dietrich, the theater has operated for almost 50 years. The building includes four movie theaters showing blockbuster, foreign, independent, and classic films. It is also the staging ground for a wide range of cultural activities including film festivals, live theater, concerts, workshops and classes. Local artwork is exhibited in the William Norris Earnshaw and the Doris W. & Walter A. Sherwood Galleries and classes are taught in the Dorothy G. Sheldon Art Studio and the Peg Fassett Performance Studio.

The theater is a strong presence in downtown Tunkhannock. Last year, it was host for the self-guided walking tours of the historic town.

This is just a sample of the great artisans, organizations, galleries and retail shops along the PA Route 6 Artisan Trail. For a complete list, see the website at www.paroute6.com/artisan_trail.

The PA Route 6 Artisan Trail was started in 2005 as a year-long trail, designed to establish Route 6 as a driving destination for exploring the heritage and folk- life of northern Pennsylvania through products produced in that area, specifically the arts and crafts. The PA Route 6 Artisan Trail covers the 427 miles from the New York border to the Ohio border.

The trail also serves as a network for artisans to share ideas and experiences. It is managed by the PA Route 6 Alliance and funded through the Heritage Area Program of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural resource.

Welcoming Nicholas Allen Mitchell Born at Charles Cole Hospital

Welcoming Adaline Josephine Kightlinger Born at Charles Cole Hospital

Ethel L. Gould, 88, of Bradford, Pa

Ethel L. Gould

Ethel L. Gould, 88, of 72 Edgewood Road, Bradford, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born in Bradford, on July 5, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Lucinda (Kline) Weaver and James Franklin Weaver. She was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School.

On November 14, 1947 she married Raymond J. Gould Sr., who died December 2, 1975.

Ethel worked as a secretary at Harold Gould Contractors, later as a home health care worker for area families and cleaned homes and offices. She retired from Quaker State.

She attended the First Free Methodist Church. She enjoyed going to bingo, gardening, cooking meals for family and friends, but most especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah A. Matlak, of Lake City, Cynthia L. Tyler, of Tulsa OK, two sons Raymond J. Gould Jr., of Lakewood OH, and Jeffrey (Roxane) Gould, of Bradford, seven sisters, Shirley Confer, of Bradford, Mary Jane Buchanan, of Jacksonville NC, Delsie Wingard, of Warren, Helen Miller, of Lewis Run, Norma Jean Lee, of Bradford, Martha Bailey, of Derrick City, and Linda Barrett, of Lafayette, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Kevin A. Gould and two brother’s Jacob and James Weaver and two sister’s Aletta Buchanan, and Pearl Sloan.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday April 28, 2017, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Ave., Bradford, and again on Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am, at 11:00am funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Robert Brest, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to American Cancer Society 2115 West 38th St. Erie, PA 16508 or American Kidney Fund, Inc. 6110 Executive Blvd. Rockville, MD 20852, or American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria VA, 22312.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Governor Wolf Announces New State Investments in Rail Projects, Supporting 375 Jobs

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new project approvals through the State Transportation Commission totaling more than $40 million in funding that will support an estimated 375 jobs in rail freight projects statewide.

“Keeping our extensive rail freight system in good shape is a common-sense way to ensure a sound foundation for the state’s economy,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania is ranked first when it comes to operating railroads, and we are committed to working with this vital industry to serve the state’s business community and keep our job picture bright.”

The State Transportation Commission voted today to approve $40 million for nine projects through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and 25 projects through the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP).

Following is a county-by-county list of local area approved rail freight projects:

Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clearfield, Elk, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, and Warren counties
· Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad Co., $1,861,142 to rehabilitate about 220 miles of track by rail grinding and replacing more than 2,700 ties and 35,000 feet of rail.

McKean County
Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad, $700,000 to rehabilitate more than 17 miles of track, including 7,500 new crossties, re-timbering of two mainline turnouts, reconstruction of a two-track highway crossing and ballasting and surfacing.

Clearfield County
· American Rock Salt, $700,000 to rehabilitate 4,500 feet of existing track, construct 1,000 feet of new track and install a new conveyor at an existing Clearfield County transload facility.

Dorothy A. Bayline, 98, of Port Allegany, PA

Dorothy A. Bayline

Dorothy A. Bayline, 98, of Port Allegany, PA, passed away peacefully at the Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, PA on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1918 in West Hickory, PA, a daughter of Edgar A. and Alice V. Long. On August 22, 1938, in Port Allegany, she married Joseph V. Bayline, who passed away on November 5, 2009. She was a resident of Port Allegany since 1927.

She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed being a homemaker. Her hobbies were sewing, knitting and baking. She loved playing bridge and golfing in her later years.

She was a member of the Port Allegany United Methodist Church. She was also a leader and member of the Anna Oral Circle and the Quilters of the church. She also taught Sunday School and was a youth leader for many years.

Surviving are:

two sons: Thomas E. (Joan) Bayline of Washington, PA and J. Michael (Kathie) Bayline of Port Allegany

one daughter: Ann Marie (Dan) Fletcher of Worton, MD

three Grandsons: Steven (Mary Ellen), Ronald (Jennifer), and Scott (Paula) Bayline

one Granddaughter: Kimberly (Tracy) Anthony

Great-Granddaughters: Haley Bayline, Amber and Kaitlyn Anthony and Mallory Bayline.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters, one brother and one Grandson.

At Dorothy's request, there will be no visitation.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 28 at 11:00 am from the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the S.W. Smith Library, Port Allegany or the Port Allegany United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

Helpmates, Inc. Is Now Hiring In Potter & McKean Counties


Lawrence C. Cook Jr., 61, of 351 Main Street, Bolivar, NY, former Roulette, PA resident

Lawrence C. Cook Jr.

Lawrence C. Cook Jr., 61, of 351 Main Street, Bolivar, NY, a former Roulette, PA resident, passed away Sunday April 23, 2017 at home following a lengthy illness.

Private family services will be held at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.

H. Miriam (Mim) Gray, 89, of 211 North Main St., Bolivar, NY

H. Miriam (Mim) Gray

H. Miriam (Mim) Gray, 89, of 211 North Main St., Bolivar, NY, passed away November 8, 2016 in the Wellsville Manor Care Center. 

Born on November 3, 1927 in Bolivar, she was the daughter of Daniel and Helen Buckhout Gray.

Mim was a graduate of SUNY at Fredonia. For thirty-two years, she used her musical talents to teach kindergarten in the Olean and Hamburg School District. 

Miriam was a volunteer for the Allegany County Office of the Aging, BRAG Historical Society, Pioneer Oil Days committee and Bolivar food pantry. Her passion was caring for stray dogs and cats.

She was preceded in death by three brothers; James, Daniel “Mike” and George “Bill” Gray.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017, in Maple Lawn Cemetery at 11:30 A.M. Pastor John Boll will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial to SPCA serving Allegany Co., PO Box 381 Rte. 19 South, Wellsville N.Y. 14895.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar.

G2 Gymnastics – Level 6 States Results

Pictured L-R
Laci Miller, Emma Saulter, Selin Sumer, Mikayla Gunn

Recently, G2 Gymnastics of Shinglehouse, PA traveled to Downington, PA for the USA Gymnastics Level 6 State Championships hosted by Aerials Gymnastics. Gymnasts had to receive a specific all around score to qualify to the event. Over 360 Level 6 athletes represented over 65 USAG Clubs from PA. All 4 members of the G2 Level 6 team qualified to the State meet.
Level 6 members included: Laci Miller, Selin Sumer, Emma Saulter, and Mikayla Gunn. Judging was tough and the competition was fierce though Emma Saulte brought home the 6th place State medal on vault with an 9.50. All gymnasts had a great performance and we are very proud of their accomplishments this season. G2 continues to prepare for the remainder of their State meets. Good luck to the Level 4 State team this weekend as they travel to Cranberry, PA.
G2 offers classes starting at 3 years old including preschool, progressive, and competitive programs. No experience necessary! We also offer sibling and bring a friend discounts. We offer an open registration – Register at any time during our session at www.g2gymandfitness.com or email g2gymandfitness@gmail.com for more information.

9.0 CLUB:
Vault: Laci Miller-9.10, Selin Sumer-9.0, Emma Saulterr-9.50
Beam: Laci Miller-9.0
Floor: Emma Saulter-9.025

34.00: Laci Miller-34.70, Selin Sumer-34.55
36.00: Emma Saulter-36.30

Full Meet Results:
Laci Miller: vault-9.10, bars-7.675, beam-9.0, floor-8.925, AA-34.70
Selin Sumer: vault-9.0, bars-7.95, beam-8.675, floor-8.925, AA34.55
Emma Saulter: vault-9.50-6th, bars-8.875, beam-8.90, floor-9.025
Mikayla Gunn: vault-8.50, bars-7.25, beam-8.525, floor-8.825, AA-33.10

Kane Man Arrested On Attempted Burglary, DUI Charges

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-04-19 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site LEPLEY 1H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
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Larry J. "Cartrite" Carlson, 56, of 517 Park Avenue, Kane, PA

Larry J. "Cartrite" Carlson

Larry J. "Cartrite" Carlson, 56, of 517 Park Avenue, Kane, PA died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his residence after a recent illness.

Born May 23, 1960 in Kane, he was the son of Kareen W. "Kay" McKenna Johnson, who died last year.

Cartrite was a musician, troubadour and dreamer. He was a member of the F.O. Eagles and the L.O. Moose, both in Kane.

Surviving are sisters Stephanie K. Carlson Moore of Louisville, Ky. and Michelle M. Palmer of Kane; a brother Charles H. Johnson of Kane; son Joshua Carlson of Connellsville and stepson Craig Neely of Port Allegany; three grandchildren Conner Patrick Carlson and Carson and Cyerrah Neely; nephew Tanner Morehead and niece Ashley K. Parik of Woodridge, Ill.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of his family. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal shelter of the donor's choice.