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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Coudersport Dispatched For Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

At 9:36 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to 296 Back Road in Homer Township for  possible carbon monoxide poisoning with 2 victims.

Winter Weather Advisory issued November 20 at 8:26PM EST until November 21 at 4:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

* WHAT...Lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of
3 to 5 inches expected in the most persistent lake snows.
Winds gusting as high as 35 mph producing blowing and drifting
* WHERE...Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. Greatest
accumulations across the Chautauqua Ridge.
* WHEN...From 4 AM to 4 PM EST Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on snow covered and slippery road
conditions and very poor visibility. The hazardous conditions
could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

INSTRUCTIONS: Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If
traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

NWS Forecasting Dangerous Travel Risk For 12 to 6 PM Wednesday

Liberty & Blossburg Dispatched For Crash Into Median On Rt. 15 N

At 7:38 PM on Tuesday, Liberty & Blossburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to Rt. 15 Northbound for a vehicle in the median. Unknown details.

UPMC Cole Closures Listed For Thanksgiving Holiday

Port Allegany, Smethort, Roulette, Coudersport Dispatched To Kitchen Fire On Skinner Creek Road

At 6:58 PM on Tuesday, Port Allegany, Smethport, Roulette & Coudersport have been dispatched to 329 Skinner Creek Road for a kitchen fire. Caller reports large amount of smoke.

To Fill A Backpack "31 Days of Christmas Raffle" tickets now available

Ok is time for the yearly To Fill A Backpack 12 Days of Christmas raffle. We have a bunch of cool prizes donated so it is going to be another good year. We will be drawing for 31 days again with the big drawing for $1,000 on December 25th. Anyone that is interested in tickets can get them from any of our sellers listed below or you can mail your payment to:

To Fill A Backpack - Attn: Christmas Raffle - 81 Burleson Avenue - Roulette, PA 16746.

Payment can be made by cash, check, money order, Facebook money or even PayPal (please contact us for information on how to use PayPal). The cost of tickets is $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and you must be 18 years of age to purchase tickets (Parents please do not buy tickets and put your children's names on them). If you would like your ticket stubs returned please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. If you are interested in donating a prize please send us an email to or give me a call at 814-544-2612 to make arrangements.

Ticket sellers: 

Caroline Powers, Dawn Mahon, Deb’s Candy Shoppe, Linda Hemphill, Pat Pelchy, Penny Thomas, Stephanie Carpenter all in Coudersport. 

Doug Williams and Joel Schroll in Port Allegany. Cathy Kaziska and Andy Kulp in Roulette.

Cindy Penworth and Meranda Moore in Eldred. 

Stacy Bair and Tara Morey in Smethport. 

Wally Eaton in the Olean area.

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PennDOT Stresses Dangers of Impaired Driving, Urges Seat Belt Use While Traveling to Thanksgiving Celebrations

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today urged motorists not to drive impaired over the Thanksgiving holiday as part of the Thanksgiving Eve DUI enforcement wave taking place tomorrow.
“More people travel for Thanksgiving than any other Holiday, and law enforcement across the state has the responsibility of trying to keep them safe,” said PennDOT District Executive Karen Michael. “They’ll be on the lookout for anyone who makes that bad choice to drive drunk because it puts everyone traveling for the Holiday in danger.”

As part of the event, which was held on Lock Haven University’s Clearfield Campus, attendees were given information on the legal and social consequences of DUI. They also had the chance to operate the impaired/distracted driving simulator sponsored by State Farm Insurance and UPMC in Erie and to participate in mock sobriety checks while wearing alcohol impairment simulation goggles.

Law enforcement statewide will be conducting roving DUI patrols, sobriety checkpoints and other high visibility enforcement efforts to discourage impaired driving. They will also be participating in the Click It or Ticket “Operation Safe Holiday” enforcement effort from now through Sunday, December 2. If you are pulled over for a moving violation during this mobilization and are not wearing your seat belt, you will receive two citations.

According to PennDOT 2017 data, there were 395 alcohol-related crashes across Pennsylvania between 6:00 PM November 17 and 6:00 PM December 3. There were 10 fatalities in those crashes. Additionally, approximately 50 percent of people killed in occupant-related traffic crashes on Pennsylvania highways last year were not wearing seat belts.

For more information on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving and the importance of buckling up, visit and

For regional traffic updates, follow Use #PASafeHoliday on social media to show your pledge to never drive impaired and always buckle up.

Harry V. WOODARD, 91, of Belmont, NY


Harry V. WOODARD, 91, of Belmont, NY, died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, NY. 

Born February 7, 1927, in North Hornell, NY, he was the son of Claude Frederick and Genevieve Victoria Hirt Woodard. On May 9, 1953, in Olean, NY, he married the former Mildred A. “Millie” Black, who predeceased him on March 17, 2018. 
WWII Veteran

A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Marine Corps. 

He was employed as an engineer by the New York State Department of Transportation. 

Harry was a member of the Scio Church of Christ. He was an avid hunter, woodworker, and a computer enthusiast in the early days of modern technology. 

Surviving are: three children, Mark S. (Percillah) Woodard of Brockport, John W. (Marie) Woodard of Rushford, and Kandace S. Caley of Canton, OH; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Dorothy Higby of Olean, NY and Gerald (Janet) Woodard of Ballston Spa, NY; nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Steven H. Woodard; a granddaughter, Lori W. Sanborn; and two siblings, Claude Raymond Woodard and Ann Crippen. 

A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. The Rev. Bill Lawson will officiate. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio, NY on a later date. 

Memorials may be made to Amity Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 62, Belmont, NY 14813 or Allegany County Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6085 State Route 19 N, Belmont, NY 14813. Online condolences may be expressed at

Gary Gene DILLON, 84, of Hendersonville, NC

Gary Gene DILLON

Gary Gene DILLON, 84, of Hendersonville, NC, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at home. He was born on May 21, 1934 in Camden, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall Henry and Edith Clensy Dillon.

He graduated from Miami University of Ohio, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and played basketball for the University’s team. It was there that he met and married his wife of 64 years, Beverly Mulholland. 

He was employed by four different U.S. manufacturing firms and lived in 12 different U.S. cities during his career. He retired as C.E.O. of Schwitzer, Inc. with operations in North America, Canada, England and South America.

In addition to his wife; he is survived by three children; Kristin Morgan of Phenix City, AL; Deborah Dillon and her husband, Mike McJunkins of Louisville, KY; Kirk Dillon, and his wife, Diane of Irmo, SC. He is also survived by six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held November 17, 2018 in Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel, Hendersonville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Gary’s memory be directed to Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County, PO Box 1460, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont, NY. 

Local arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at

David W. House, 58, a longtime resident of Austin, formerly of Coudersport, PA

David W. House

AUSTIN, Pa.---David W. House, 58, a longtime resident of Austin, formerly of Coudersport, PA, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after suffering an apparent heart attack at home.

Cremation arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Donald R. Root, 80, of Wellsboro, PA

Donald R. Root

Donald R. Root, 80, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. 

He married Roberta A. (Northrop) Root, of Wellsboro, on November 7, 1960 and they shared 58 years of marriage together. He was born June 9, 1938 in Morris, the son of the late Donald O. and Nina K. (Crooks) Root.

Don was the owner and operator of Root Oil Company, Inc. for over 35 years. Prior to starting his business, he was employed by Corning Glass Works in Wellsboro. 

He obtained his diploma from Wellsboro High School and his associate’s degree from Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, NY. Don was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal church, the Ossea Masonic Lodge, the Coudersport Consistory and the Laurel Hill Fish & Game Club. 

He loved the outdoors as an avid hunter and fisherman, having fly fished many of the local streams with his own hand tied flies. He also enjoyed gardening and coaching Little League & Babe Ruth baseball. He took great pride in his grandchildren and cherished the time spent with his family. Don will also be missed for his ability to share great stories with family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Roberta, of Wellsboro; two sons, Todd D. (Penny) Root of Liberty and Jon T. Root of Wellsboro; six grandchildren, Kyle, Aric, Thomas, Casey, Logan, Daryl and Brent; several great grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou (William) Jackson of Florida; two nieces, Donelle and Mindi; nephew, Brett; and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of his family. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. To share your fondest memories of Don, please visit

Josephine E. Taylor, 63, of 18 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA

Josephine E. Taylor

Josephine E. Taylor, 63, of 18 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, at her residence.

Born August 17, 1955, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Wilma (Bateski) Scarano, Sr.

She graduated from Bradford High School in 1974.

Josephine was employed as a bookkeeper at Taylor Roofing for over 43 years.

She was a former member of the Auxiliary of the Bradford Moose Lodge, and enjoyed bowling.

Surviving are three sons, Matt Taylor, Cory Anderson, and Steven Taylor, all of Bradford, two sisters, Sharon Troutt, and Roseann Caswell, both of Bradford, nine grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where a memorial service will be held at 11:00am with Rev. Stanley Swacha, Senior Associate of St. Bernard Church officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to American Cancer Society, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Judith A. Franklin, 87, formerly of 375 East Main Street, Bradford, PA

Judith A. Franklin

Judith A. Franklin, 87, formerly of 375 East Main Street, Bradford, PA, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, while in the company of family members, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born September 6, 1931, Toledo, OH, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Pat (Swanson) Dove. She graduated from Youngsville High School.

On February 17, 1950 in Tidioute she married Louis A. Franklin who died September 1, 2017.

Judy was a member of St. Bernard Church, and enjoyed playing cards with the girls.

Surviving is one daughter, Kathy Franklin, of Spring, TX, one son, Jeffrey (Nora) Franklin, of Bradford, 5 grandchildren Danielle (Bryan) Ubnoski, Allison (Colin) Maddox, Laura (Steve) Currant, Louis (Susan Stuckey) Franklin, Kristen Franklin, five great grandchildren, Caleb Ubnoski, Audrey Ubnoski, Ella-Riley Currant, Ethan Current and Lennox Franklin, one sister Patricia (Art) Barilla, and several nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Gregory L. Franklin, one brother Jack Dove, four sisters, Joel Wiles, JoAnne Swanson, Sonna Johnson, and Priscella Williams.

There will be no public visitation. Private services will be held for family in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St., with Rev. Stanley Swacha, Senior Associate of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

A public Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the spring in St. Bernard Church which the public will be invited to attend.

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

On line condolences may be made at

Corydon & Lafayette Dispatched For Search

At 5:02 PM on Tuesday, Corydon & Lafayette have been dispatched to their stations to prepare for a search.

Fire & EMS Dispatched To Crash on Rt. 15 Near Sebring Exit

At 4:01 PM on Tuesday, Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a crash on Rt. 15 near the Sebring Exit. Firefighter on scene reports no injuries.

Port Allegany, Roulette, Eldred Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 155 North of Port Allegany

At 4:40 PM on Tuesday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to 3583 Rt. 155 North for a 2 vehicle crash with rollover, entrapment & injuries. Roulette & Eldred ambulance have been dispatched to assist.

SHCTC Early Childhood Education Students Assist with Story Hour

Early Childhood Education Students have had the opportunity to participate in the Fall
Story Hour held at the S.W. Smith Library in Port Allegany. This took place on Wednesdays,
10-11am, from October 10-November 14, 2018. Registered children, ages birth to age 6, were
welcome to attend with an adult. During the time the students were present, they were able to
help organize the available stations for the day, work individually with parents and children at
the individual stations on activities, assist with snacks, and assist other adults with musical and
hands-on activities.

Relating to their task chart required for mastery of the Early Childhood Education
curriculum here at the SHCTC, the students who participated were able to explore the
importance of artistic and music development, as well as have the opportunity to work with
infant-toddler aged children. The students also were able to begin thinking about age appropriate

activities that could be used at different stages of development.

On December 12, 2018, the Early Childhood Education students from SHCTC and S.W.
Smith Memorial Library will be hosting a special story hour at 10am. This story hour will
consist of multicultural crafts tied into the upcoming holidays. Crafts relating to Hanukkah
(dreidel), Kwanzaa (kinara : special candle holder), and a Christmas ornament will all be
available to create. There will also be a special visitor….Santa!!! This activity also relates to
their task chart in the area of examining, evaluating, and using culturally relevant learning
centers and materials.


When they sit down at the dinner table on Thursday, Pennsylvania’s hunters will have plenty for which to be thankful. It's prime time for Pennsylvania hunting and, with any luck, some game bags or ear tags have been filled already, or are nearly about to be.

But as hunters are giving thanks, they should know also they’re in a prime position to receive thanks for what they might choose to give.

Each year, the generosity of Pennsylvania’s hunters results in about 200,000 meals for the state’s hungry.

By donating venison through Hunters Sharing the Harvest – a program that works through a network of meat processors to channel venison donations to local food banks, soup kitchens and hungry families – hunters extend their helping hands to those in need.

And, once again this year, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other partners are making it easy for hunters to help out. The Game Commission again donated $20,000 to the program – money that enables Hunters Sharing the Harvest to accept venison donations without charging hunters. In prior years, hunters who donated venison needed also to pay a $15 tax-deductible fee to cover deer-processing costs.

This partnership helped Hunters Sharing the Harvest in the 2017-18 deer seasons set a record for donations, when hunters donated 3,337 deer yielding 130,930 pounds of venison that provided 667,400 meals for people in need. Through Hunters Sharing the Harvest, hunters have donated more than 1.3 million pounds of venison to the state’s hungry since 1991.

Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans said the agency is proud to partner with Hunters Sharing the Harvest, a program that exemplifies the generosity of Pennsylvania’s hunters.

“There’s no greater gift than feeding someone who is hungry, and our state’s hunters have stepped up to do that, time and again, by working through the program to generously donate meat from the deer they harvest to people in need,” Burhans said.

At a Tuesday news conference to kick off the busiest season for venison donations, Hunters Sharing the Harvest Executive Director John Plowman thanked the Game Commission and others who have helped to make the program a success. All deer donated through Hunters Sharing the Harvest must be processed professionally by a participating butcher. For information on where to take deer to be donated, or to learn more about the program generally, visit Hunters Sharing the Harvest’s website,

Scio, Wellsville Dispatched For Car In Ditch

At 4:22 PM on Tuesday, Scio Fire & Wellsville Ambulance have been dispatched to a car in the ditch on Scherer Road off County Road 10. Caller reports she is uninjured but unable to exit the vehicle.

Lafayette & Corydon Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 59

At 3:57 PM on Tuesday, Lafayette & Corydon have been dispatched to Rt. 59, 3 miles west of the ranger station for a motor vehicle accident.

Port Allegany Dispatched For 4 Vehicle Crash On Route 6 West

At 3:39 PM on Tuesday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to the intersection of Route 6 & Lower Grimes Road for a 4 vehicle crash with entrapment & injury.
3:44 PM---Roulette Ambulance dispatched to assist. RECALLED.
Report one female still in vehicle entrapped or confined.

Telecom veteran hired to champion Tri-County REC broadband project

Bill Gerski
WELLSBORO, PA — Bill Gerski, a veteran in the telecommunications and broadband industries, has been hired as the senior vice president of business development for Tri-Co Connections, Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative’s high-speed internet subsidiary.
Gerski will be responsible for marketing and sales development for Tri-Co Connections as it deploys a fiber-to-the-home internet network across Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative’s service territory.

Prior to joining Tri-Co Connections, Gerski had most recently worked for CHR Solutions in Henderson, Nev., as vice president for business development and engineering services.

Gerski brings over 40 years of experience in the telecommunications and broadband field to the Mansfield-based high-speed internet provider. He has devoted much of his career to sales and strategic development, holding senior leadership positions with Huawei Technologies, Dish Network, Sirius Satellite Radio, and National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative.

He also held executive marketing and sales positions at Time Warner, Viacom, Bell Atlantic, Golden Sky Systems and Adelphia Communications in Coudersport, where he served as director of sales for five years in the 1990s.

“I am thrilled to return to Pennsylvania and to be part of an exciting project that will bring much-needed high-speed internet service to more than 16,000 rural residents across the Northern Tier,” Gerski said. “I truly look forward to sharing the message of the many benefits fiber broadband will bring to our residents, businesses and communities.”

Gerski began duties with Tri-Co Connections on Nov. 1. The company is in the process of hiring an engineering firm to oversee a 6-year project to construct over 3,250 miles of fiber optic line across Tri-County REC’s service territory. Physical construction of the fiber network is expected to begin late next year, initially in the townships surrounding Coudersport.

“Bill’s extensive experience in sales and marketing and his broad background in the telecommunications industry will be a great asset for us as we move this forward with our broadband project,” said Craig Eccher, president and chief executive officer for Tri-County REC. “We are truly fortunate to bring on board someone with not only vast knowledge of the industry but also tremendous enthusiasm for our mission to improve the lives of our cooperative members and expand economic development opportunities across the region.”

Additional information about Tri-Co Connections and the fiber-to-the-home project, including a frequently-asked-questions page, can be found by visiting the Tri-County REC website,

With headquarters in Mansfield, Pa., Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative has served the residents of northcentral Pennsylvania since 1937. Today the cooperative provides electricity to over 16,600 members in Tioga, Potter, Bradford, Lycoming, Clinton, McKean and Cameron counties.


After two days, 1,622 black bears have been harvested as part of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season, according to preliminary totals released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Bears have been harvested in 54 counties during the statewide season. In many counties, the harvest is up substantially from 2017, when wind and rain impacted opening day success.

Three bears exceeding 600 pounds were taken on the season’s second day, Nov. 19. The top 10 bears processed at check stations over the season’s first two days were either estimated or confirmed to have live weights of 600 pounds or more.

The largest of those bears – a male estimated at 704 pounds – was taken in Goshen Township, Clearfield County, by Mickey L. Moore, of Clearfield, Pa. He took it with a rifle on Nov. 17, the season’s opening day.

The second-largest bear was a 697-pound male taken with a rifle by Scott Yorty, of Bloomsburg, on the Nov. 19, the season’s second day, in Chapman Township, Clinton County.

One of the more intriguing bear harvests was a 679-pound male taken at 5 yards with a .357 handgun by Jordan M. Tutmaher, of Warren. Harvested Nov. 17 in Farmington Township, Warren County, the bear appeared in a drive of a Christmas tree patch.

Other large bears taken over the season’s first two days – all taken with a rifle – include: a 681-pounder taken Nov. 17 in Coal Township, Northumberland County, by Robert L. Britton III, of Coal Township; a 680-pounder taken Nov. 19 in Chest Township, Clearfield County, by Douglas D. Routch, of Curwensville; a 623-pound male taken Nov. 17 in Newport Township, Luzerne County, by Corrina M. Kishbaugh, of Nanticoke; a 614-pound male taken Nov. 17 in Toby Township, Clarion County, by Thomas C. Wilson, of Rimersburg; a 608-pound male taken Nov. 19 in Upper Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, by Larry E. Pletcher, of Rockwood; a 607-pound male taken in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, by Brian P. Bonner Jr., of McAdoo; a 604-pound male taken in Young Township, Jefferson County, by Matthew J. Smith, of Punxsutawney.

The 2018 two-day preliminary harvest of 1,622 is an increase over the 1,310 bears taken during the statewide season’s first two days in 2017. In 2016, hunters took 1,893 bears over the same period.

The preliminary two-day bear harvest by Wildlife Management Unit was as follows: WMU 1A, 16 (13 in 2015); WMU 1B, 91 (43); WMU 2A, 5 (1); WMU 2C, 105 (63); WMU 2D, 102 (76); WMU 2E, 53 (20); WMU 2F, 174 (151); WMU 2G, 298 (263); WMU 2H, 55 (64); WMU 3A, 86 (88); WMU 3B, 103 (131); WMU 3C, 39 (63); WMU 3D, 115 (156); WMU 4A, 112 (50); WMU 4B, 49 (23); WMU 4C, 69 (28); WMU 4D, 103 (56); WMU 4E, 44 (19); and WMU 5A, 3 (2).

Archery and other early bear season harvest data is not included in the preliminary statewide firearms bear harvest. Collection of that archery and early bear seasons data remains ongoing.

The top bear-hunting county in the state over the first two days of the season was Clinton County with 102 bears. It was followed by Lycoming County with 87 bears.

Two-day preliminary harvests by county and region are:

Northwest (331): Venango, 65 (37); Jefferson, 59 (41); Warren, 46 (61); Forest, 45 (23); Crawford, 43 (19); Clarion, 33 (25); Butler, 15 (6); Erie, 14 (5); and Mercer, 11 (6).

Southwest (152): Somerset, 51 (31); Fayette, 32 (18); Indiana, 28 (5); Armstrong, 21 (25); Cambria, 13 (5); and Westmoreland, 7 (6).

Northcentral (561): Clinton, 102 (83); Lycoming, 87 (74); Tioga, 71 (93); Clearfield, 69 (40); Cameron, 54 (34); Potter, 48 (84); Centre, 40 (17); Elk, 39 (53); McKean, 38 (44); and Union, 13 (10).

Southcentral (228): Huntingdon, 70 (33); Bedford, 50 (24); Fulton, 32 (11); Blair, 17 (4); Juniata, 15 (7); Franklin, 14 (7); Perry, 13 (7); Mifflin, 10 (7); Adams, 3 (2); Snyder, 3 (2); and Cumberland, 1 (2).

Northeast (300): Bradford, 43 (25); Luzerne, 40 (28); Pike, 38 (83); Monroe, 36 (31); Wayne, 26 (44); Sullivan, 24 (49); Wyoming, 24 (21); Carbon, 19 (15); Columbia, 16 (6); Northumberland, 15 (1); Lackawanna, 12 (19); Susquehanna, 7 (16); and Montour, 0 (1).

Southeast (50): Dauphin, 25 (9); Schuylkill, 13, (5); Lebanon, 5 (1); Lehigh, 3 (0); Northampton, 3 (1); and Berks, 1 (4).

Oswayo Valley Students Earn District Jazz Band Positions

On Monday, November 19, Aaron Bennett Dailey and Emma Gross, along with their director, Ben Smith, traveled to Youngsville HS to participate in PMEA District 2 Jazz Band auditions. Students from schools covering eight Pennsylvania counties competed for slots in four different bands.

Aaron walked away with the lead trumpet position in Band 3. Emma was one of only 4 baritone saxophones selected out of 12 students who auditioned. She will be performing with Band 4.

Aaron and Emma will attend PMEA District 2 Jazz Band February 14-16, 2019 at General McLane High School in Edinboro, PA.

Coudersport Dispatched for Odor Investigation

At 12:58 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 310 East Oak Street for an odor investigation. No illness reported.

Hinsdale Dispatched To Rollover Crash On I-86

At 12:27 PM on Tuesday, Hinsdale Fire & Ambulance with Olean 10 dispatched to a rollover crash on Interstate 86 Westbound at milemarker 80.7. Responders are cautioned that bridges are icy.

Join UPMC Cole For Facebook Live Diabetic Event On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 12:15 PM

Join us live on the UPMC Cole Facebook page with Diabetic Educator our Colleen Debeor, RN, CDE, CPT, CCRP. Collen will be here to answer your questions on diabetes on Nov. 28 at 12:15 pm. Join us live or submit your questions below!

The Potter County Fair holds an annual fair button contest.

The Potter County Fair holds an annual fair button contest.

2018 Fair Button
The contest is open to all Potter County students in grades 7 to 12. 

The theme for this year's contest is "Fairs feature Agriculture."

This winning design will be made into the 2019 Potter County Fair button. The complete rules are on the entry form. Thank you for participating!

Wolf Administration Reminds High School Students to Enter “Innovations Challenge”

Harrisburg, PA – With the December 31 entry deadline quickly approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) are reminding high school students grades 9-12 to submit their entries for PennDOT’s Innovations Challenge.

This year’s challenge asks students to look at innovative methods, aside from laws and educational campaigns, that can be developed in the next five to 10 years to get drivers to slow down in work zones.

“Every day, construction workers on Pennsylvania roadways face a dangerous threat in work zones,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Despite increased enforcement efforts, work zone signage and smartphone alerts, drivers continue to commit traffic violations in work zones, which can lead to crashes or tragically someone being killed. We are challenging our next generation of leaders to become an active part of the solution by developing innovative ways to tackle this transportation issue.”

The Innovations Challenge aims to not only help students explore real transportation challenges that PennDOT is facing, but also open their minds to the very real possibility of working for PennDOT after graduation.

“Students learn best when they are presented with real-world challenges that allow them to use skills they have learned in the classroom,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “By engaging in the Innovations Challenge, students can not only put these skills to the test, but also help to make the Commonwealth’s roads safer for everyone, from drivers and their passengers to the workers in construction zones.”

Through the PennDOT Innovations Challenge, regional winners will be selected and invited to compete in Harrisburg next year for the statewide championship. The statewide winning team will be awarded $1,500 from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Traffic Services Association (ATSSA) to be divided among team members.

For complete Innovations Challenge details, visit

Memorial services for Robert J. Scherer, 93, of Port Allegany, PA, set for Friday

Robert J. Scherer

Port Allegany - Memorial services for Robert J. Scherer, 93, of Port Allegany, PA, who passed away on Wednesday (October 3, 2018), will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 3PM in the First Presbyterian Church, Port Allegany with the Rev Garen Smith, Pastor officiating.

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

Wolf Administration Seeks Private-Sector Input for Commercial Truck Parking Public-Private Partnership

Harrisburg, PA – As part of continued efforts to analyze and prepare for current and projected freight-industry growth in the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Public-Private Partnership (P3) Office has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking private-sector feedback on development, design, construction, implementation, maintenance, operation and commercialization of truck parking facilities and facilities impacting how information is conveyed to those impacted by such parking.

The RFI, which is open to any member of the public, is accessible at and input is being accepted through 1:00 PM on December 12. The information gathered through the RFI could help develop a potential future statewide or regional P3 project addressing innovative and efficient solutions related to commercial truck parking.

"Pennsylvania’s status as a critical freight connection and distribution point is growing every day and we expect exponential freight growth in the future," PennDOT Secretary and P3 Board Chair Leslie S. Richards said. "Truck volumes need to be considered from a traffic perspective, and this process to hear from the public and explore innovative delivery options works toward our goal to ensure safe operations and options for the people moving all of these goods on our roadways.”

Examples of questions and themes included in the RFI are:

What is the private sector’s role in solving the truck parking problem, including issues related to public awareness?
How can the commonwealth best encourage partnerships within the freight industry to supply truck parking solutions?
What are truck parking technology solutions doing well or how are they underperforming?
What are the primary elements needed in a successful truck parking area and how can truck drivers be attracted to privately owned/operated parking facilities?

The RFI also aims to collect input on how the commonwealth can assist local governments with considering truck parking in their plans and zoning regulations, any strategies or technologies being used elsewhere that could be successful in Pennsylvania, and how the private sector can be encouraged to participate in any potential truck parking P3 project.

In 2011, trucks moved more than 867 million tons of goods on Pennsylvania highways. According to Pennsylvania's Comprehensive Freight Movement Plan, by 2040, that number is projected to increase to nearly 1.5 billion tons of freight being hauled by trucks.

The RFI is the latest in a series of steps PennDOT has taken to plan for and invest in freight:

In late 2016, implemented PennDOT Connects, a project-planning initiative that prompts earlier consideration of freight issues in project planning;
Released the new Comprehensive Freight Movement Plan in 2016;
Organized a Freight Work Group including department staff, the Federal Highway Administration and regional planning partners that meets quarterly to advance freight planning in the state;
With Governor Tom Wolf, increased investments in roadway paving and reconstruction through the Road Maintenance and Preservation, and Resurface PA initiatives; and
Putting roughly $2.5 billion annually into construction statewide in addition to work by department forces.

The P3 Office was established after the Public-Private Transportation Partnerships Act was signed into law in September 2012 and authorized P3 projects in Pennsylvania. This law allows PennDOT and other transportation authorities and commissions to partner with private companies to participate in delivering, maintaining and financing transportation-related projects.

Fox Township Dispatched For Fire Alarm At School

At 9:21 AM on Tuesday, Fox Township Fire Department has been dispatched to a fire alarm at the Fox Township Elementary School. Report students have been evacuated.
9:54 PM--Firefighters on scene determined a low battery caused the alarm and there was no fire.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties

* WHAT...Lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3
to 5 inches expected in the most persistent lake snows. Winds
gusting as high as 35 mph producing blowing and drifting snow.
* WHERE...Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. Greatest
accumulations across the Chautauqua Ridge.
* WHEN...From 4 AM to 4 PM EST Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on snow covered and slippery road
conditions and very poor visibility. The hazardous conditions
could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

INSTRUCTIONS: Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If
traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

High School Football Playoffs This Weekend

Farrell will face Coudersport on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Slippery Rock University. Coudersport beat Smethport 44-7 Monday to win the District 9 Class 1A championship.

Wilmington will meet District 9 Class 2A champion Ridgway in a Class 2A quarterfinal Saturday at 1 p.m. at Karns City High School. Ridgway claimed the D-9 title with a 14-7 win over Brockway on Monday night.

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township
Gas permit issued on 2018-11-15 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site FALL CREEK C 5H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Christmas Trees For Sale Starting Friday, Nov. 23 rd At Wending Creek Farms On Greenman Hill

Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Has Updated Appearance & Lowered Prices

Call James Young In Bradford To Save Money On All Kinds Of Insurance Needs

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

RN's,LPN's, CNA's, HHA's & DCW's Needed By PSA Healthcare, An Aveanna Company

Everyone Is Invited To Thanksgiving Dinner At Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle on November 22

Austin Volunteer Fire Dept. Christmas Auction November 25th

Come Out To A Warm Car This Winter With A Remote Car Starter

All are Welcome At Potter County Thanksgiving Meal on November 22nd At Christ Episcopal Church

Monday, November 19, 2018

Minor Injuries In Rear End Crash On Route 6 Near Open Brook Road

State Police Investigating Threats by Telephone

Wetmore Township Man Reports Medicine Stolen

Coudersport Man Charged With Trespassing

Kane Woman Suffers Minor Injury When Car Hits Pole Along Route 6

Kane Man Who Threatened To Shoot Up Polling Place Returned to Jail At Preliminary Hearing


A man charged with threatening to shoot everyone at the South Franklin Township fire hall the morning of the general election was held for further court proceedings at a preliminary hearing Monday.

Christopher T. Queen, 48, of Kane, Elk County, arrived just after 8 a.m. Nov. 6 to vote at the South Franklin 2 precinct, but he was not registered there or anywhere in Washington County.

He said he had been offered $100 and a gun to vote a straight-party ticket, but did not identify which party.

Under questioning by Assistant District Attorney Nathan Michaux, Judge of Elections Cynthia Riley said she asked Queen where he last voted, and he replied “Butler County.”

When Riley told him he’d have to see the staff of the elections office at the Courthouse Square office building in Washington, Queen threatened to return to the poll and “shoot the polling place up,” she testified Monday before District Judge Ethan Ward.

After hearing the threat, Riley called the elections office staff, who notified state police. State police and sheriff’s deputies protected the polling place, which remained open. Queen was taken into custody about 90 minutes later.

During the hearing, Queen sat with his legs crossed, leaning one elbow on the counsel table and wearing flip-flops on his bare feet, swinging the upper foot back and forth.

Assistant Public Defender Kristin Fiori said she had no comment after the hearing, during which Ward held Queen for court on a felony charge of making terroristic threats and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The magistrate noted Queen’s original $10,000 bond had been raised to $50,000 cash. He was returned to the Washington County jail. Read more...

Friendship Dispatched To Tractor Trailer Rollover Crash on I-86

At 10:37 PM  on Monday, Friendship  Fire & Ambulance along with Amity have been dispatched to I-86 Westbound near MM 102 for a tractor-trailer on its side with entrapment and injury.

Welcome Home For Coudersport Football D9 Champions

There's gonna be a lot of noise tonight as the Coudersport Falcons Football Team returns from the Playoff game at Karns City defeating Smethport 44 to 7 for the D9 Championship. Everyone's meeting the busses at the Gospel Tabernacle parking lot at 10:00 PM for the welcome home parade. Come & join them!!