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Think About It.

The Lies We Live By
By Pastor B.J. Knefley

I recently found myself with several men discussing the lies we live by. Surprisingly several expressed these with great emotion and struggle. Perhaps you’re wondering what I mean by the lies we live by. Let me try to explain.

The lies that we live by are those that say we must be perfect in everything we do; the one that says we must fix everything; the one that says I’m responsible for the unhappiness in others; the one that says I’m stupid; or the one that says I’m just not good enough. Do you get the picture? We all have them to greater or lessor degrees. And although we may not be consciously aware, they influence everything we say and do. Healing from these lies requires a great deal of inner exploration to find the root cause of the lie and dealing with it. Sound easy? It’s not.

You might wonder how they get there and the answer is quite simple. They enter into our lives by things that were said, or by what we interpreted through a look. Essentially everything we believe about others and ourselves has been developed by what we’ve heard, touched or smelled. For example, the child who comes home with a report card full of A’s and one B and is told, “You could have done better”, can learn that what they do is more important than who they are. They also can learn that perfection is the goal. To miss it means that you’re not quite whole. The compliant child learns quickly that their job is to keep everyone happy so they don’t complain or cause any problems. 

Comments like, “You’re always in the way” or “ You made us late” create children who grow up to feeling responsible for the problems of others. Now do you get the picture? Please understand that parents don’t set out to harm their children. A simple look can cause a child to interpret displeasure and ultimately create a adult who is constantly looking for approval. Remember, I may not be responsible for what happens to me, but I am responsible for what I do with it. That is why I believe that it’s valuable to look at the lies we live by. Why? Because they are the source for much of our unhappiness and pain and only you can change it. Think about it.

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Pennsylvania’s coming firearms deer season looks as promising as ever to the hundreds of thousands of hunters awaiting its start on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Deer hunters have seen the statewide buck harvest increase over each of the past three years, and more than a million whitetails have been taken by hunters over the same period. Many are wondering, “Can it get any better?”

Unseasonably warm weather, later leaf-drop and rain made it more challenging to pattern deer movements and take whitetails throughout the statewide six-week archery season, which concluded Nov. 12. Now the Commonwealth’s “orange-clad army” awaits its next opportunity to hunt deer in the statewide firearms season.

Pennsylvania’s firearms season draws the biggest crowd and consequently has been the state’s principal deer-management tool for more than a century. In many rural areas, the opener is equivalent to a holiday, and some schools still close their doors to allow their students – and teachers – to hunt.

The firearms season opener is the day every deer hunter wants to be afield. It’s almost always the most-exciting day of the season and therefore usually offers the greatest opportunity. About 45 percent of the season’s buck harvest was taken on the opener last year.

“Opening days have been drawing the largest crowds of hunters for a long, long time,” explained Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “It’s that day when anything really can happen, when lifetime bucks are taken, when hunters are bound to see more deer than any other day of the hunting season. It’s when every hunter wants to be tucked away in the woods waiting for a big buck to come his or her way.

“The firearms season opener is always worth the wait,” Burhans said. “But so is the first Saturday of the season. Last fall, hunters took more deer on the first Saturday than the opening day – a first in Pennsylvania’s deer-management history. So, if you can find the time, get afield for both days. They really are two of the best times to be deer hunting.”

Larger-racked – and older – bucks are making up more of the deer harvest with each passing year. Last year, 163,750 bucks were taken by hunters, making it the second-largest buck harvest in Pennsylvania since antler restrictions were started in 2002. It was the 10th best all-time.

In 2017, 57 percent of the antlered buck harvest was made up of bucks 2½ years old or older, said Christopher Rosenberry, who supervises the Game Commission’s Deer and Elk Section. The rest were 1½ years old.

“Older, bigger-racked bucks are making up more of the buck harvest than they have for at least a couple decades,” Rosenberry said. “Hunters like the bucks in Pennsylvania today compared to what many of them saw 30 years ago.”

Every year, Pennsylvania hunters are taking huge bucks. Some are “book bucks,” antlered deer that make the Pennsylvania Big Game Records book or Boone & Crockett Club rankings. Others simply win neighborhood bragging rights.

But it’s important to remember, every deer matters when only about a third of hunters harvest whitetails during Pennsylvania’s slate of deer seasons.

“Whether it’s a young hunter’s first deer, or a big buck that fell to a hunter on a dark-to-dark sit, they all matter to these hunters, their families and the communities in which they live,” emphasized Burhans. “Hunting deer has been an exciting Pennsylvania pastime for centuries, and it’s sure to remain that way for many generations to come.”

Statewide Season

The statewide general firearms season runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 8. In most areas, hunters may take only antlered deer during the season’s first five days, with the antlerless and antlered seasons then running concurrently from the first Saturday, Dec. 1, to the season’s close. In WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, however, properly licensed hunters may take either antlered or antlerless deer at any time during the season.

Rules regarding the number of points a legal buck must have on one antler also vary in different parts of the state, and young hunters statewide follow separate guidelines.

For a complete breakdown of antler restrictions, WMU boundaries and other regulations, consult the 2018-19 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is available online at the Game Commission’s website,

Hunters statewide must wear at all times a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on their head, chest and back combined. An orange hat and vest will satisfy the requirement. Nonhunters who might be afield during the deer season and other hunting seasons are asked to consider wearing orange, as well.

Field Conditions for Deer Season

Precipitation through spring and summer have once again fostered an exceptional supply of fall foods in Penn’s Woods. Grazing grass was available in early November. Soft and some hard mast crops have been remarkably plentiful.

Cornfields have stood longer this fall than usual. Trees held their leaves longer. These conditions have made deer movements tougher to sort out. Deer typically key on food sources within good cover. And, in the case of cornfields, they might never leave them until the corn comes down. So, hunters are urged to confirm deer activity in areas they plan to hunt before they commit to them.

“Scouting is important to every hunt,” Burhans explained. “Deer like to hang out where food is the easiest to obtain. But hunter pressure and other disturbances can inspire their selection.”

Deer usually make a mess wherever they eat, so it shouldn’t be hard to sort out whether they’re using an area. Look for raked up leaves, droppings and partially eaten mast for confirmation.

When setting up a hunting stand, it’s also a good idea to use the prevailing wind to your advantage. Wherever you hunt, the prevailing wind should blow from where you expect to see deer to your location. Then, dress for the cold and sit tight.

Remember you’re not alone while you’re afield. Other hunters also are waiting on stand, still-hunting or driving for deer in groups. So, even if your position overlooking a feeding area fails to bring deer, the movements of other hunters might chase deer your way.

“Expect the unexpected on the firearms deer season opener,” Burhans noted. “It is hands-down that one day when you never know if or when that buck is coming. You must be ready to take it. Don’t let that buck of a lifetime catch you playing with your smartphone!”

Hunt Safely from Tree Stands – Wear a Harness

Wearing a full-body harness is essential to staying safe when using a tree stand, but a harness can prevent falls to the ground only if it is connected to the tree.

“That means you must wear your harness, and be sure it’s connected to the tree, at all times you’re in the stand, as well as when you’re getting into and out of the stand, or climbing or descending trees,” explained Meagan Thorpe, Game Commission hunter-education chief.

A hunter using a climbing stand should tie-in the safety rope or strap that pairs with the harness before beginning to climb.

Most safety ropes and straps have a sewn or knotted loop on one end, and the opposite end can be wrapped around the tree and through the loop, then cinched tightly. There’s often a separate loop, many times a carabiner loop held by a prussic knot, onto which to clip your safety harness.

Consult the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper installation.

You’ll want to move the safety rope or strap up the tree first, then tighten it, each time before moving the platform up the tree. If the rope is at or slightly above eye-level as you stand on the platform, you should have plenty of room to raise the platform to a higher standing position before moving the rope up the tree again before climbing.

“Make sure you have proper contact with the stand and tree every time you move,” emphasized Thorpe.

It takes only a little longer to climb with a rope, and if the stand fails due to breakage or a pin pulling out of the climbing band, or if a fall occurs because slippage or loss of balance, the harness and rope will prevent falling to the ground.

With pre-installed hang-on stands – and especially ladder stands – the most-practical way to stay connected to the tree is through a safety line, commonly referred to by the brand name Lifeline, that hangs to the ground from above the platform.

Because the safety line is installed above the platform, the tree must be climbed first, but other safety ropes or straps can be used along with your harness. When installing a safety line at a hang-on stand, a linemen’s style belt can be worn while ascending the tree. A linemen’s belt might not be an option for many ladder stands, but a separate ladder and linemen’s belt could be used to install the safety line before the ladder stand is installed.

When using a ladder stand, climbing stick or tree steps, make sure to maintain three points of contact (two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand) with each step.

The important points are to always take your time and be safe when using stands. Always put on your safety harness while you’re still on the ground, and keep it connected to the tree at all times until you’re back on the ground.

Proper Licensing

Hunters during the statewide firearms season can harvest antlered deer if they possess a valid general hunting license, which costs $20.90 for adult residents and $101.90 for adult nonresidents.

Each hunter between the ages of 12 and 16 must possess a junior license, which costs $6.90 for residents and $41.90 for nonresidents.

Hunters younger than 12 must possess a valid mentored youth hunting permit and be accompanied at all times by a properly licensed adult mentor, as well as follow other regulations.

Mentored-hunting opportunities also are available for adults, but only antlerless deer may be taken by mentored adult hunters.

Those holding senior lifetime licenses are reminded they must obtain a new antlered deer harvest tag each year, free of charge, to participate in the season.

To take an antlerless deer, a hunter must possess either a valid antlerless deer license or a valid permit. In the case of mentored hunters without their own tags, the mentor must possess a valid tag that can be transferred to the mentored hunter at the time of harvest.

In addition to regular antlerless licenses, Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permits can be used to take antlerless deer. A DMAP permit can be used throughout the 12-day firearms season, but only on the specific property for which it is issued.

Regular antlerless deer licenses may be used only within the wildlife management unit for which they’re issued, in most cases starting on Saturday, Dec. 1. WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D offer concurrent antlered and antlerless deer hunting throughout the statewide firearms deer season.

DMAP permits for some properties might still be available, but at the time of this release, antlerless licenses were sold out in all units but WMUs 2A and 2B.

General hunting licenses can be purchased online, but as the season nears, hunters might find it better to purchase licenses in person. Deer licenses purchased online are mailed, meaning they might not arrive in time if purchased too close to the start of the season.

Hunters are reminded the field possession of expired licenses or tags, or another hunter’s licenses or tags is unlawful.

Tagging and Reporting

A valid tag must be affixed to the ear of each deer harvested before that deer is moved. The tag must be filled out with a ball-point pen by the hunter.

Within 10 days of a harvest, a successful hunter is required to make a report to the Game Commission. Harvests can be reported online at the Game Commission’s website – – by clicking on the “Report a Harvest” button on the home page. Reporting online not only is the quickest way to report a harvest, it’s the most cost-effective for the Game Commission.

Harvests also can be reported by mailing in the postage-paid cards that are provided when licenses are purchased, or successful hunters can call 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681) to report by phone. Those reporting by phone are asked to have their license number and other information about the harvest ready at the time they call.

Mentored youth hunters are required to report deer harvests within five days. And hunters with DMAP or Disease Management Area 2 permits must report on their hunting success, regardless of whether they harvest deer.

By reporting their deer harvests, hunters play a key role in providing information used to estimate harvests and the deer population within each WMU. Estimates are key to managing deer populations, and hunters are asked to do their part in this important process.

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2012. To help prevent the spread of CWD, the Game Commission created Disease Management Areas (DMA) where specific regulations apply.

Currently there are three DMAs. DMA 2 includes parts of Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Perry, Huntingdon and Somerset counties. DMA 3 includes about 350 square miles in Armstrong, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana and Jefferson counties. And DMA 4 encompasses 346 square miles in Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

For the specific boundaries of each DMA, check the Game Commission’s website –

Hunters harvesting deer within a DMA may not export deer parts deemed to have a high-risk of spreading CWD from the DMA. The head – specifically the brain, eyes, tonsils and lymph nodes, spinal cord and spleen are considered high-risk parts. In addition, hunters harvesting deer in CWD-positive states or provinces cannot import these high-risk parts into Pennsylvania. Once high-risk parts are removed, hunters can export the remaining meat on or off the bone, cleaned capes, cleaned skull plates with antlers, and finished taxidermy mounts from the DMA.

Hunters can dispose of high-risk parts through their curbside trash service or in dumpsters provided by the Game Commission. Locations of dumpsters can be found on the Game Commission’s website –

Hunters may take their harvested deer to any processor or taxidermist within the DMA. In some cases, cooperating processors and taxidermists just beyond the border of a DMA can accept deer from a DMA. A list of cooperating processors and taxidermists is available on the Game Commission’s website –

Hunters who take deer within DMAs can have their deer tested – free of charge – for CWD, and at the same time help the Game Commission fight this deadly disease.

The Game Commission has installed large metal bins for the collection of harvested deer heads within DMA 2, DMA 3 and DMA 4. The bins, which are similar to those used for clothing donations, keep contents secure and are checked and emptied regularly through the deer-hunting seasons.

All deer heads brought to the white-colored head-drop-off bins must be lawfully tagged, with the harvest tag legibly completed and attached to the deer’s ear and placed in a tied-shut plastic bag. The head can be bagged before being brought to the bin, or hunters can use the bags provided at bins.

Once submitted for testing, deer heads will not be returned to hunters. Hunters wishing to keep antlers should remove them prior to submitting. Hunters will be notified of disease testing results within six weeks. Hunters who harvest deer outside a DMA can make arrangements with the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System if they want their deer to be tested. There is a fee associated with this testing. More information about this process can be found online at

In addition to heads deposited in bins, the Game Commission will be collecting heads from processors throughout the state for CWD surveillance. However, hunters should not assume a deer taken to a processor will be tested for CWD.

Chronic wasting disease is always fatal to deer and there is no vaccine or cure. The disease is spread by deer-to-deer contact and through the environment. Although there is no known case of it being transmitted to humans, the Game Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend people do not consume meat from deer that test positive for CWD.

For more information on CWD, drop-off dumpsters and rules applying within DMAs, visit the Game Commission’s website –

Buck Harvest Photo Contest

If you take a big buck, or a special buck, or your first buck, the Game Commission would like to hear from you.

Send us a photo of you with your Pennsylvania 2018 archery or firearms season buck, along with some limited background: your name, age and hometown, harvest date, county in which buck was taken. Photos will be accepted through Dec. 17. They must be emailed to Use “BUCK HARVEST” in the subject line.

Game Commission staff will narrow the submitted photos in each contest into groups of contenders to be posted on the agency’s Facebook page, where users will determine the winning photos by “liking” the images. Those submitting the images of the winning archery and firearms bucks will win trail cameras.

For more information about the contest and prizes, visit the Game Commission’s website.

North Country Voices and Second Chances will present a Christmas Choral Concert on Sunday, December 2

Christmas Choral Concert

North Country Voices and Second Chances will present a Christmas Choral Concert on Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 pm at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Route 49 in Coudersport. 

A varied program of sacred, secular, and contemporary music of the season will be performed. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first performance of “Silent Night” one of the world's most beloved Christmas carols, and it will be featured in the program. “The First Noel” and “There is Faint Music”, arranged and composed by the extremely gifted contemporary musician Dan Forrest will highlight the concert. 

To add to the festive nature of the performance, the chorus will sing the ever popular “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “Do You Hear What I Hear” and the upbeat traditional spiritual “African Noel”. The audience will have an opportunity to join in the singing during the Christmas Carol sing a-long. 

Members of the choral groups include sopranos, Barbara Busch, Carol Empson, Terri Nolt, Gretchen Songster, Betty Wallace, Gladys Wolfinger , altos Christine Fink, Jackie Fosmer, Patty Giannotti, Aleisha Greeley, Rose Hershey, Beth Lewis, Kathy Mitchell, , Rebecca Russell, Emily Shosh, tenors Warren Cederholm, Richard Darrin, David Hauber,  Paul Lewis, Bob Smith, James Welsh, and basses Don Caskey, Joseph Kellert, Brad Lewis, Steve Limeburner, Stephen Sevinsky, and John Sherer. The piano accompanist is Anne McCleary and the director is Gloria Richardson.

There will be a free will offering and light refreshments to follow the program. The public is cordially invited to attend and share in the spirit of the Christmas season.

Wellsville Dispatched To Crash On Wellsville Side of Norton Summit

At 10:01 PM on Thursday, Wellsville Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 417 on the Wellsville side of Norton Summit for a one vehicle crash.

Coudersport Ambulance to East Second Street

At 9:32 PM on Thursday, Coudersport ambulance has been dispatched to East Second Street for a sinkable episode.

Coudersport Firefighters Extricate Driver From Overturned Car In Creek
Coudersport Vol FireDept
4 mins ·

Rescue 8 arrived on scene 18:28 under the command of Lt Joe Ostroski to find the driver( only occupant ) confined to his vehicle while on it's side in approximately a 5' ditch/Creek.
Members extricated the PT by removing the roof of the vehicle and transferred care to CVAA/MEDICS for transport to UPMC Cole.
Assisted at the scene by CVAA/MEDICS, Kightlinger Motors, the crash is being investigated by Cdspt Boro Police.

Great job by all, best wishes to the PT.
Chief 48 Phelps


The Oswayo Valley School District will be operating on a two hour delay on Friday, November 16

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Lots Going On Inside The PA Lumber Museum On Saturday

You can make a difference when you become a Red Cross Volunteer!

(Pennsylvania) – Red Cross volunteers touch lives every day. They are as diverse as the people receiving Red Cross services. It takes all kinds of men and women to make this organization work - different ages, different backgrounds, and different skills.
When disaster strikes, Red Cross volunteers are there to provide food, shelter, essential relief supplies and hope to individuals displaced by fires, floods and storms. At the same time, Red Cross disaster preparedness volunteers work with children to help them understand the importance of personal and family preparedness, local hazards and basic coping skills. They canvass neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms and work together to form shelter teams that are trained to provide immediate community support during larger-scale situations.

When military recruits prepare to leave for military service, Red Cross volunteers are there with them, explaining how the Red Cross will support them and their families throughout their military career and beyond. Red Cross volunteers can be found on every United States military base throughout the world, providing support and services.

Red Cross volunteers help with the collection of over 40% of the nation’s blood supply, they provide health and mental health services following local and national disasters, and they support the international community when called upon.

The American Red Cross has volunteer opportunities to match all skill sets and interest areas. When you become a Red Cross volunteer, you make a difference in the lives of others.

Won’t you join us?

Learn more about opportunities in your area by visiting or by contacting:

Janel Gordner ( or 570-594-3217)
• Bradford, Columbia, Lancaster, Lebanon, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union Counties

Danielle Reed ( or 412-263-5277)
• Allegheny, Greene, and Washington Counties

Crystal Smith ( or 814-262-3178)
• Adams, Fayette, Franklin, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Somerset, and York Counties

Rex Rossey ( or 814-688-0649)
• Crawford, McKean, Potter, and Venango Counties

Hinsdale Dispatched To Rollover Crash on Route 16

At 8:18 PM on Thursday, Hinsdale Fire & Olean 10 have been dispatched for a one vehicle rollover crash on Route 16 at Kent Road. Vehicle is rolled over, no injury, but entrapped.

David P. Smith, 70, of Coudersport, PA formerly of Austin, PA

David P. Smith “Beloved Father, Grandfather and Brother”

David P. Smith, 70, of Coudersport, PA formerly of Austin, PA passed away with his family by his side under the care of Cole Memorial Home Care and Hospice on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on October 30, 1948 in Johnstown, he was a son of Paul J. and Olive L. “Betty” Wright Smith.
US Army Vet

He was a graduate of Portage High School in Portage, Class of 1966 and had previously attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Portage. David was a U.S. Army veteran attaining the rank of Staff Sargent, having served in the Vietnam War, receiving a Bronze Star medal.

David was employed for over 40 years by Conrail and by Norfolk Southern Railway.
He was a life member of the Austin VFW Post 7810, a 41 year member of Coudersport American Legion Post 192, and a life member of the Austin Costello Sportsmen’s Club. He enjoyed fishing, going to casinos and making wine. David was a devoted lifetime fan of the Cleveland Browns.

Surviving are a son, Jeremy D. (Maritza) Smith of York; a daughter, Erika M. Smith of Toms River, New Jersey; a grandson, Jeziel “Jey” Smith; three brothers, Robert “Reagan” (Judy) Smith and James (Elaine) Smith, both of Portage, and Colin (Linda) Smith of Bonita Springs Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

David was predeceased by his parents.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of David’s life on Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 2pm to 4pm at the Coudersport American Legion, with military honors being accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.
David’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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

Roulette Ambulance To North Street

At 7:20 PM on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance & Coudersport ALS have been dispatched to North Street for a person with chest pains.

Fox Township Fire Department Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire On Oak Street

At 7:19 PM on Thursday, Fox Township Fire Department has been dispatched to 268 Oak Street for a possible structure fire.

The Seneca Highlands Student of the week is Ashley Renninger.

The Seneca Highlands Student of the week is Ashley Renninger. Ashley is a senior from Otto-Eldred High School. Ashley is in the Health Assistant class at the CTC and she plans to further her education and get her RN degree.

Rew Dispatched For Tractor-Trailer/SUV Crash On South Kendall Avenue

At 7:05 PM on Thursday, Rew Fire Department has been dispatched for a 2 vehicle crash near 809 South Kendall Avenue. Report no injuries. Debris in roadway.

I-80 Closed between Mifflinville and Nescopeck

Montoursville, PA – Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised Interstate 80 is closed in both directions between Mifflinville (Exit 242) in Columbia County and Nescopeck (Exit 256) in Luzerne County due to multiple disabled vehicles.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Coudersport Dispatched To Vehicle Over Embankment With Possible Entrapment

At 6:24 PM on Thursday, Coudersport Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to a vehicle over the embankment at Academy Hill & Damascas Road with possible entrapment.

Route 15 SB Closed on Montgomery Pike, Lycoming County

Montoursville, PA – Motorists in Lycoming County are advised Route 15 southbound is closed between Market Street Bridge in Williamsport and Route 54 in Clinton Township due to a disabled tractor-trailer on Montgomery Pike.

S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library is closing an hour early

It is a dark and snowy night, so S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library is closing an hour early at 6pm!

Mary Grace Collier-Kisler
SW Smith Memorial Library
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Cat Needs a Home, Is it your Cat? Ulysses Area

Anyone missing a cat? Can't find a shelter or home for it. Will be put down tomorrow unless someone will or can take it. Ulysses area.
814 203 5996

D9 title game between Coudersport and Smethport has been rescheduled

The D9 title game between Coudersport and Smethport has been rescheduled for 1 PM, Saturday at Mansell Stadium in Dubois.

William M. “Bill” Hunter, 88, of Pleasant Twp., Warren, PA

William M. Hunter

William M. “Bill” Hunter, 88, of Pleasant Twp., Warren, PA. died Wednesday evening, November 14, 2018 at Warren General Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born May 4, 1930 in Tionesta, Forest Co., PA. Bill was a Warren area most of his life and was a 1948 graduate of Tidioute High School.

He had served with the United States Army in Germany during the Korean War. 

He had been employed with his cousin, Ernie McGraw at Pittsfield Construction and then worked for many years with the former National Forge Company in the Mill House as a bricklayer, retiring in 1993. After his retirement, he worked part time driving for Ekeys Florist.

Bill was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church where he was a former usher. He was a 3rd degree member of the Warren Knights of Columbus and enjoyed playing cards with the Wednesday night guys. He was a member of Warren American Legion Post 135, Tidioute Veterans of Foreign Wars Club. He enjoyed fishing for native trout and was a volunteer with the Paws Along the River. 

Bill is survived by his two children, Rebecca Schwind and husband, Alan of Rochester, N.Y., Michael Hunter and wife, Debbie of Warren, PA., Long- time friend, Donna Miller of Warren, PA.,3 Sisters – Mary Sampson and husband, Charles, Sarah McLoughlin all of Tidioute, PA., Patricia Christy and husband, Ralph of Warren, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Jackson, Douglas and Allyson Schwind, Kaylee Hunter, 1 Step Grandson – Joshua King, 1 Great Grandson – Logan King, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Loretta M. Cohan Hunter who died April 26, 1993 whom he married November 5, 1955 in Warren, PA., his parents, Russell K. and Bernice Martin Hunter, 1 sister – Ruth Miller.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 2 to 4 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., with Rev. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R. C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Warren American Legion Post 135 Elevator Fund, 412 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Ethelyn J. Mayer, 97, of 30 Pike Street Bradford, PA

Ethelyn Mayer

Ethelyn J. Mayer, 97, of 30 Pike Street Bradford, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, after a lengthy illness.

Born October 10, 1921, in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of the late Truman and Susan (Loop) Wilkins, and a step daughter to Lawrence Stark.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Lyle Grover in 1988, and Keith F. Mayer in 2011.

Ethelyn was a 1940 graduate of Allentown New York High School. She had been employed at DeSalles Candy Store and later worked for the Red Cross.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, and many friends, writing poetry, short stories, teaching Sunday school, doing crossword puzzles, singing, traveling, sewing and walking.

Surviving are two daughters, Cindy Grover, and Donna Ekas, both of Bradford, two sons John (Christine) Farnum, of Erie, and Lyle (Jill) Grover, of Oakdale, a brother, Charles (Maryellen) Stark, of Angelica, NY, one daughter-in-law Susanne Grover of Charlotte NC, two step daughters Catherine Prevatt of High Springs FL, and Patty (Mike) Taylor of Bradford, two step sons Keith B. (Anne) Mayer of West Bloomfield, MI, and Roger (Georgia) Grover of Lewis Run, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son Calvin Grover, one granddaughter, Jessica Abplanap, four brothers, Clifford, Clarke, Marvel, and Darrol Wilkins, four sisters, Mary LaRouche, Clara Morris, Vianna Bouch, and Beulah Deming.

Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life at a later date in the spring. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

April M. Baxter, 44, of Port Allegany, PA

April M. Baxter

April M. Baxter, 44, of Port Allegany, PA  passed away on Wednesday, Nov.14, 2018 at UPMC-Cole.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Coudersport Ambulance To East Second Street

At 4:03 PM on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to East Second Street for a patient with seizures.

Update for Reduced Speed Limits on Roads in North Central Region

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has expanded the list of roadways with reducing speed limits in the northcentral and central region. Speed limits have now been lowered to 45 miles per hour on the following roads:

Interstate 80 in Clinton, Centre, and Clearfield counties
Interstate 99 in Centre County
U.S. Route 322 in Mifflin, Centre, and Clearfield counties
U.S. Route 22/322 in Juniata County
U.S. Route 220 in Clinton County

PennDOT is treating state routes across the region and will continue to do so throughout this storm. PennDOT encourages customers to avoid travel during the storm unless absolutely necessary.

Port Allegany Dispatched For Disabled Tractor-Trailer On Rt. 6 West

At 3:51 PM on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to Lynn Hall Hill on Route 6 for a disabled tractor-trailer blocking the roadway.

Cuba Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire On Jackson Hill Road

At 3:45 PM on Thursday, Cuba Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a possible structure fire at 8791 Jackson Hill Road.

Lawrenceville & Nelson Dsipatched To Crash On Rt. 49 With Entrapment

At 3:35 PM on Thursday, Lawrenceville & Nelson have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle head-on crash on Rt. 49 with entrapment.

Essential OIls For Animals Postponed Until Dec. 6th Due To Weather

Millerton, Big Elm Firefighters Dispatched To Structure Fire On Judson Hill Road

At 2:25 PM on Thursday, Firefighters have been dispatched to a fully involved abandoned house fire on Judson Hill Road in Wells Township.
2:47 PM---Units Recalled

Gold Road Closed Between Rag Hill & Gazdag By Disabled Truck

At 2:41 PM on Thursday, Genesee Fire Dept. dispatched to close Gold Road at Rag Hill Road and Ulysses to close Gold Road at Gazdag Road. A disabled truck is blocking both lanes of the roadway.

Route 220 Closed in Sullivan County by Vehicle Crash

Montoursville, PA – Motorists in Sullivan County are advised Route 220 is closed between Route 42 (Main Street) in Laporte Borough and Route 154 in Laporte Township due to a crash involving multiple vehicles.

Wolf Administration Announces Driving PA Forward Grants and Rebates for Cleaner Trucks and Buses

HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is announcing new grants and rebates for trucks and buses through the Driving PA Forward initiative. $6.4 million in competitive grants and $12 million in rebates are available for trucks and buses with diesel engines to be replaced or repowered with cleaner-burning alternatives.

“Replacing or repowering vehicles like school buses and local delivery trucks with cleaner alternatives, as well as tractor trailers hauling cargo across Pennsylvania highways, is critical to improving air quality and protecting public health across the state,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “These grants and rebates are excellent opportunities for schools and businesses to cut down on emissions.”

Grants are available for Class 8 vehicles like tractor trailers and transit buses to be either replaced or repowered. Rebates are available for Class 4-7 trucks, school buses, and other vehicles. The new vehicle or engine may be powered by natural gas, clean diesel, full electric, or other alternative fuels.

Eligible applicants include school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, nonprofit entities, corporations, air quality or transportation organizations, and others.

Funds for the grants and rebates are from the $118 million settlement with Volkswagen, relating to emissions cheating.

Full details for the grants and rebates, including eligibility requirements, can be found at

DEP will hold webinars for interested applicants for the rebates on December 3, 2018, at 10:30 AM and the grants on December 4, 2018, at 10:30 AM. Registration details can be found at

Mobile source emissions in Pennsylvania account for nearly half of NOx pollution, which can lead to ground-level ozone formation and poor air quality. Children and elderly residents are especially susceptible to health impacts such as asthma from poor air quality.

Maryland driver receives serious injuries after hitting a tree, found to be DUI

Driver injured in two vehicle crash

Heavier Snow Approaching Area; Travel Not Recommended, Up To A Foot Expected

There are multiple trucks stuck on the hills and reports of vehicle crashes coming on the scanners from all over the area. We obviously can not hear them when they are all talking at once in 5 counties. We will post what we can but many will be missed. If you don't have to go out, wait until the storm is over tomorrow. It's snowing everywhere and PennDOT can't be everywhere at once.

Driver rear-ends vehicle that stopped to avoid deer in the road

Wellsboro driver unhurt when he hits tree in accident

No injuries in car vs deer crash

Minor damage in one vehicle crash on Route 6

Speed Limits Reduced on Several Roads in North Central PA Region

​Montoursville, PA – Due to current and predicted weather conditions, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reducing speed limits on several roadways in the PennDOT District 3 region, which includes Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties.

Speed limits have been lowered to 45 miles per hour on the following roads:

• Interstate 80, and Interstate 180
• Route 11, Route 15, and Route 220

PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

The department also asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.

No injuries in one vehicle crash