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Gerald H. KIBBE, 82, of Harrison Valley, PA

Gerald H. KIBBE

Gerald H. KIBBE, 82, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Thursday, October 22, 2020. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes From October 8, 2020









 



Services Slated on Satuirday for Spencer A. Ayers, 47, of Shinglehouse

Spencer A. Ayers 

“services slated” 

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Visitation for Spencer A. Ayers, 47, of Shinglehouse, will be held from 10am to noon on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at noon. 

Spencer’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. For further information, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda For October 22, 2020




 

Barbara J. “Barb” Adams, 94, of Shinglehouse, PA

Barbara J. Adams 

 “beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister” 

Barbara J. “Barb” Adams, 94, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness. 

Born on Sunday, March 21, 1926 in Altoona, she was a daughter of Raymond and Goldie Croft Fetzer. On July 18, 1946 in Duncansville, she married Bernard E. “Bernie” Adams, who survives. 

Barb attended school in Hollidaysburg. Before her marriage, she was employed in the silk mill in Altoona. 

 Barb was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church. She was a former member of Eureka Chapter #52 O.E.S. in Shinglehouse. 

She loved flower gardening, knitting, crocheting, and playing bingo. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling. 

Surviving in addition to her husband of 74 years, are five children, Pamela (Ray) Foster of Friendship, N.Y., Larry (Tami) Adams of Shinglehouse, Bernard E. “Bernie” (Deb) Adams, Jr. of Bolivar, N.Y., Amy (Mike) Antonioli of Port Richey, Florida, and Jeffrey (Beth) Adams of Shinglehouse; nine grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Marlee Henry of Hollidaysburg; and many nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to her parents, Barb was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Atkinson, Ann Kirby, and Florence Fetzer; and two brothers, Jack Fetzer and Jim Fetzer. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral services will be held privately at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. Burial will follow in East Sharon Cemetery, Shinglehouse. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

Barb’s family entrusted her 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 Barb, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Roulette, Port Allegany Dispatched For Chain Saw Accident

 


At 4:36 PM on Thursday, Roulette Fire Dept. & Port Allegany Ambulance have been dispatched to Card Creek Road for a male cut with a chainsaw.

‘Holiday Shopping During COVID’ offered in partnership with NCPA LaunchBox

Photo: Matt Wagner Matthew Wagner, Ph.D. is vice president of Revitalization Programs at the National Main Street Center, Inc. He will present the webinar “Holiday Shopping During COVID: What Should Main Streets Expect?” on November 18.  

 DuBOIS – Holiday shopping will look different this year during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education as well as the North Central PA LaunchBox would like to help shoppers and business owners navigate this uncharted climate by cohosting the webinar, “Holiday Shopping During COVID: What Should Main Streets Expect?”. 

This program and partnership are made possible by the Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) initiative held November 16 – 20, 2020. GEW Penn State partners with Invent Penn State to help further their mission of economic development, student career success, and job creation. 

Aligned with Penn State President Barron’s imperative, these efforts aim to create unique opportunities for student engagement and build upon classroom learning with real-world interactions within and outside of the University community.

 “Holiday Shopping During COVID” is planned for Noon until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 via Zoom. Those who wish to participate are asked to RSVP at https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5nYHbdzE1XxkEJv 

Upon registration, the webinar link will be sent via email. Speaker Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., will present the program. He is vice president of Revitalization Programs at the National Main Street Center, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for driving the center’s field service initiatives including the development and delivery of technical services for Main Street America and Urban Main programs, directing the center’s new research agenda, as well as professional development programming through the Main Street America Institute. 

Dr. Wagner will present a holiday shopping season outlook with tips on how downtown areas can encourage holiday shopping at small businesses. GEW is a collaboration between the University and local communities across the Commonwealth. GEW Penn State works closely with the Centre County and Commonwealth Campus communities to provide educational and experiential opportunities for professionals and participants interested in engaging with local businesses. In addition, all students, regardless of college affiliation or major, are invited to attend any GEW event that interests them.

Yvonne F. Lee, Warren, PA

Yvonne Lee

Yvonne F. Lee, Warren, PA., died peacefully Thursday morning, October 22, 2020 at her residence with her daughter at her side. 

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

Lyle E. DeVore, Sr., 89, of Warren, PA

Lyle E. DeVore, Sr. 

Lyle E. DeVore, Sr., 89, of Warren, PA., died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, October 21, 2020 at the Kane Lutheran Home, Kane, PA. after an illness of the past year. 

 Lyle was born April 2, 1931 in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Albert Charles and Nettie Mildred Jones DeVore. 

 Lyle was a lifelong Warren Area resident and also spent 5 to 8 years in the Scranton and Meadville, PA., areas. Lyle was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1947 to
1951. He was employed for Solar Electric, Interelectric and retired as Sales Manager with North American Phillips after 30 years employment. 

He was a member and active volunteer with the North Warren Volunteer Fire Department and First Church of the Nazarene. He was an avid coin collector, enjoyed spending time at the beach with his wife. He was a 32nd degree Masonic Member with Masonic Lodge 408, Meadville, PA. 

US Naval Reserves
 Lyle is survived by his 4 Sons – Lyle E. DeVore, Jr. and wife, Mary Ann of Midlothian, TX., Chuck D DeVore and wife, Donna Marie of Gilbertsville, PA., Scott D. DeVore and wife, Raisa or Orlando, FL., Brad P. DeVore and wife, Katie of Jamestown, N.Y., 2 Sisters – Levina Rulander and husband, Fred of North Warren, PA., Lorraine Stanton of Erie, Pa., 14 Grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and good friends. 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Phyllis Davis DeVore whom he married August 21, 1952 at the First English Church in Butler, PA., who died April 5, 2018, 2 Brothers –Donald Charles DeVore, Raymond DeVore, 1 Sister – Virginia Kellerman. The family will receive friends at the First Church of the Nazarene, 907 Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA. on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 A.M. when a Memorial Service will be conducted by Rev. J. Maier, Pastor, officiating. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the First Church of the Nazarene or Wounded Warriers Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Creative Business Loan Fund

In partnership with Bridgeway Capital and Community First, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the launch of the Creative Business Loan Fund. This fund makes available $2.2 million in the form of affordable, flexible financing to small, creative businesses across the commonwealth.
Inspiration for creation of this fund stemmed from the PCA's awareness of a growing need for financial support for creative small businesses, which are important drivers of employment and economic vibrancy. Creative, for-profit businesses add to the state's economic activity and, if supported, will be positioned to play a critical role in helping Pennsylvania's cities and towns recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic.
Eligibility
The fund will prioritize creative businesses located in low-income communities, those owned by Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) or serving a diverse market, and those located in small towns and rural communities.
Under the program’s definition, creative businesses include craft manufacturers, arts schools, architecture, design and fabrication firms, media companies, and visual and performing arts production agencies.
• Eligible loan uses include working capital, equipment purchases, renovations to retail, production, or office space, and building acquisitions
• Loan amounts range from $5,000 up to $250,000. The average loan size is $75,000
• Flexible terms
• Competitive fixed rates
• Technical assistance
How to Apply
Interested applicants in the following counties may apply to the program through Bridgeway Capital's Creative Business Loan Fund (https://www.bridgewaycapital.org/financing/creative-business-loan-fund/): Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Hundington, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.
Interested applicants in the following counties may apply to the program through Community First Fund's loan application (https://communityfirstfund.org/financing/covid-loans/start-a-loan/): Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York.
For general questions about the Creative Business Loan Fund, contact Sarah Merritt, Director of Pennsylvania Creative Communities at skmerritt@pa.gov.
About the Creative Business Loan Fund Partners
The fund will be supported with small business technical assistance provided by Bridgeway Capital and Community First Fund, each holding responsibility for deploying 50 percent of the total available loan capital.
Both Bridgeway Capital and Community First Fund are nonprofit community development financial institutions (CDFIs) with track records of making investments that benefit low-income individuals and communities in Pennsylvania.
CDFIs are community institutions certified by the U.S. Treasury that provide financial products and services to their communities. CDFIs provide services beyond those typically offered by conventional lenders, including community outreach programs, business resources, and financial counseling.
About Bridgeway Capital
The mission of Bridgeway Capital is to make western Pennsylvania a thriving region for all by promoting economic opportunity and community revitalization. Bridgeway assists underserved populations by providing capital and education to ignite business and job growth, to develop communities, to support entrepreneurs, and to expand vital services that strengthen their region. Bridgeway serves the western Pennsylvania population from its headquarters in Pittsburgh and satellite offices in Erie and Uniontown.
About Community First Fund
The mission of Community First Fund is to create sustainable prosperity for low wealth communities and individuals, especially people of color and women, by aligning capital, knowledge, and advocacy to advance business ownership, housing, and community development. Community First serves the eastern Pennsylvania population with its headquarters in Lancaster and satellite offices in York, Harrisburg, Reading, Allentown, and Philadelphia.
About the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is a state agency under the Office of the Governor. Governed by a council of 15 citizen members appointed by the governor, and four legislative members, the mission of the PCA is to strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s communities through the arts. By leveraging the immense potential of Pennsylvania’s arts and cultural sector, the PCA supports jobs, builds community, motivates learning, promotes the commonwealth nationally and internationally, and sparks innovation.
arts.pa.gov

Joyce E. Kline, 79, of 39 Jerome Avenue, Bradford, PA

Joyce E. Kline

Joyce E. Kline, 79, of 39 Jerome Avenue, Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, October 21st, at Bradford Regional Medical Center. 

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Dr. Tarbox Opens New Location, On RT. 6 In Roulette

Dr. Tarbox New Location, Now Open 

Dr. Michael Tarbox is the owner of Foot & Ankle Innovations, P.C., and is pleased to be seeing patients at his new office at 1755 US Route 6 West, in Roulette. 

A graduate of Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Tarbox completed his residency at the University of Connecticut. 

Dr. Tarbox is board certified in foot and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery and is the only board certified reconstructive specialist in the region. Dr. Tarbox has serviced the region for more than 10 years. 

He is excited to be welcoming all patients to his new practice location. For appointments call, 814-544-3182.

PA Permit Violations Issued

 

PA Permit Violation Issued to EOG RESOURCES INC in Springfield Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 10/21/2020 to EOG RESOURCES INC in Springfield Twp, Bradford county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-10-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to EOG RESOURCES INC in Springfield Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 10/21/2020 to EOG RESOURCES INC in Springfield Twp, Bradford county. 78a57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect brine and other fluids produced during operation of the well in a tank, series of tanks, or other device approved by the Department for subsequent disposal or reuse.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-10-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to EOG RESOURCES INC in Springfield Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 10/21/2020 to EOG RESOURCES INC in Springfield Twp, Bradford county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-10-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC in Morris Twp, Clearfield County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 10/20/2020 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC in Morris Twp, Clearfield county. 78a91(a) - PLUGGING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Upon abandoning a well, the owner or operator failed to plug the well to stop the vertical flow of fluids or gas within the well bore under 3221 of the 2012 Oil & Gas Act, 25 Pa. Code 78a.92-78a.98 or an approved alternate method.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-10-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to EOG RESOURCES INC in Springfield Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 10/20/2020 to EOG RESOURCES INC in Springfield Twp, Bradford county. 78.81(a)2 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent migration of gas or other fluids into sources of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-10-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Coudersport Ambulance To Mapleview Lane

At 2:19 PM on Thursday, Coudersport ambulance has been dispatched to Mapleview Lane for difficulty breathing.

Dustin A. Crosby, 45, formerly of Port Allegany, PA

Dustin Crosby 

Dustin A. Crosby, 45, formerly of Port Allegany, Pennsylvania passed away Tuesday (Oct.13, 2020) in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

He was born August 12,1975, in Olean, New York, a son of Kelly J. Ford (Mains) and Gene A. Crosby. He married Katrina Crosby (Nichols) "Kittie", who survives. Dustin was a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1993. He was an avid wrestler and football player for the Port Allegany Gators. He loved rescuing animals, traveling, cheering for Notre Dame and the Buffalo Bills. \

Dustin is preceded in death by both his paternal and maternal grandparents and his Uncle Dennis Crosby. 

 In addition to his parents and wife he is survived by one son, Tyler Shilling. One sister Danielle (Matt) Anthony, two brothers Casey (Chalina) Henning and Christopher Crosby, Step-father Judson Ford and sister-in-law Nicky Crosby. Also, many nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be made to the Port Allegany High School Wrestling Team. A memorial service will be held at Kelly and Judson's home, 716 North Main Street, Port Allegany, Pennsylvania 16743 on Saturday (Oct. 24, 2020) at 1pm.

Nancy L. Rosler, 71, of Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center, PA.

Nancy L. Rosler

Nancy L. Rosler, 71, of Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center, formerly of Carbondale, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Bradford Manor. 

Born August 10, 1949 in Carbondale, she was a daughter of the late William and Jane Ogborne. She was a 1967 graduate of Ben Franklin High School. On September 15, 1973, she married Terence M. Rosler Sr., who preceded her in death in 2011. Nancy was a neonatal Child Care Technician at St. Joseph Hospital and later she transported special need students for the Carbondale Area School District. 

Surviving is one daughter, Melissa Rosler of Bradford, one son Terry (Rev. Beth) Rosler, of Duke Center, one granddaughter Caleigh Rosler, and two sisters Eileen Matthews of Scranton and Ellen (Chris) Marcho of Clifford. 

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Terry, and one sister Joyce Baron. No public services will be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com or mailed to Terry Rosler at 20 Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center PA 16729.

Gary Lee Estep, 80, of 32 Dustin Blvd., Bradford PA

Gary Lee Estep

Gary Lee Estep, 80, of 32 Dustin Blvd., passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at his residence. 

Born on April 6, 1940 in Beaver, Oh, he was a son of the late Cecil and Ruby (Brigner) Estep. He was a 1958 graduate of Stockdale High School. In March of 1958, Gary married Mary L. (Hawk) in Pike County, Ohio, who survives. 

Gary worked for many years as a Plant Manager at Container Corporation of America in New Jersey than in 1985 he and his family needed a change which caused them to move to Bradford where he became owner and manager of the Kinzua East KOA Campground. He enjoyed camping and being outdoors, spending time with family and friends beside the campfire. 

Gary is survived by his wife Mary of 62 years, one daughter Jackie (Sam) Aleksanis of Burlington, NJ, two sons Gary Estep and Bob (Ann) Estep both of Bradford, one grandson Jeffrey Estep, four sisters Karen Pianka, Dian Biggs, Kimberly (Dana) Harsh, Regina Hubbard and one brother Rodney (Donna) Estep. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. At the request of the family, there will be no public service at this time. Donations, if desired, can be made to Kinzua East KOA, 32 Klondike Road, Bradford, PA, 16701. Online condolences can be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Jim Knapp Joins FCCB to Serve the Business Community

 MANSFIELD, PA (October 2020) Business owners know the recipe for success includes finding a reliable financial partner with industry knowledge and a desire to help the business community thrive. 

First Citizens agrees! So, they’ve added Jim Knapp to their Business Banking Team in Wellsville and Potter Counties. Knapp brings experience as a banker and business owner to the partnership. In fact, he has over 30 years’ experience in banking, and is a co-owner of Wellsville Brewing Company. 

This is a big deal to local business owners because it means Knapp understands their needs. And as a banker, he can customize solutions. Knapp also understands the needs of the local Ag Community; he grew up on his family’s 100+ cow dairy farm. 

Knapp is a native of Wellsville, so he knows the market and surrounding regions well. Most recently, he worked as the SVP, Senior Retail Lender at Steuben Trust Co. in Hornell. Previously, he worked for Community Bank, N.A. as a VP, Commercial Lender. “Although securing credit is critical for most business owners, they are looking for more from their banker,” commented Jeff Wilson, EVP, Chief Lending Officer. “Jim’s diversified experience brings great value to the partnership. And it isn’t just Jim’s experience and knowledge of the market that makes him the right addition to our team, he also shares our mission of building better communities. 

He’s a great fit for First Citizens.” Knapp’s dedication to the community started in his youth, as he learned from his parents about the importance of giving back. Today, he is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Allegany Chapter, Elks Lodge #1495, sits on the Board of Trustees of Alfred State College, and is a member of the Board of Directors at Jones Memorial Hospital. Knapp was also the 2014 recipient of the Spirit of Wellsville Award for his many years of volunteering and giving back to the community. 

First Citizens Community Bank is headquartered in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. They currently operate 30 offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Potter, Clinton, Centre, Union, Lebanon, Lancaster, Schuylkill and Berks counties in Pennsylvania, Allegany County, New York, and New Castle and Kent Counties in Delaware. For more information about First Citizens, visit www.myfccb.com or find them on Facebook.

Causer to Host Veterans Services at Local Offices

BRADFORD – In an effort to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced he will host a veterans service representative from the American Legion at his local offices in November. 

Appointments by phone are encouraged; however, in-person appointments are also available. To protect the health and safety of veterans and staff, only one appointment will be scheduled per hour to allow for cleaning and social distancing. To avoid overlap with others, veterans should not arrive early for their appointments. At the request of the Legion representative, they also must wear a mask. 

 The schedule is as follows: Coudersport office: Thursday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Coudersport office is located at 107 S. Main St. Please call 814-274-9769 to schedule an appointment. 

Bradford office: Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bradford office is located at 78 Main St., first floor. Please call 814-362-4400 to schedule an appointment. 

Kane office: Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Kane office is located at 55 Fraley St. Please call 814-837-0880 to schedule an appointment. 

Assistance is available with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to participate.

St. Marys man arrested for murder of wife, police report

SAINT MARYS, ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Saint Marys man police say served his wife a lethal serving of soup is now charged with homicide. 

According to the complaint, 37-year-old Richard Thivener was found in bed with his deceased wife when police responded to a call for a double suicide on July 26. Thivener was taken to Penn Highlands emergency room. Police requested an autopsy of his wife, Jessica. Read more...

Owlett Bill to Boost Broadband Access Heads to Governor’s Desk

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett’s (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) bill to help remove barriers to the expansion of broadband internet service in rural areas is on the governor’s desk awaiting his signature to become law.

House Bill 2438 is the product of extensive negotiations to help clear the way for rural electric cooperatives, cable companies or any entity that wants to run broadband cable to provide much-needed, high-speed internet service using the existing infrastructure and easements held by rural electric cooperatives.

 

“There are many challenges to providing high-speed internet service in rural communities like ours, and one of those is the regulatory red tape that slows down progress and increases costs,” Owlett said. “My bill helps cut through some of that red tape and will go a long way toward helping to bring this much-needed service to the far reaches of our Commonwealth.”

 

Owlett stressed the bill won’t fix the problem overnight.

 

“Broadband deployment is still a slow and costly process, but this bill is a significant step in the right direction,” he said. “We are also working on a bill to provide funding to support a variety of efforts.”

 

Senate Bill 835 would create the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program and fund it, in part, by repealing the Mobile Telecommunications Broadband Investment Tax Credit. This credit is currently limited to $5 million per year and is available to mobile telecommunication providers to invest in broadband equipment in Pennsylvania. Under the bill, the $5 million would instead be directed toward a grant program. The measure also calls for additional state and federal funds to support the effort. It is pending further action in the House.

 

If signed by the governor, Owlett’s bill will take effect in 60 days.

Kane, Bradford, and St Mary’s Shooters Score High at the Duane Hipchen Memorial Shoot at the Mt Jewett Sportsmen’s Club

Photo of Adult Semi-automatic Top Gun Rick Fisher



 Proceeds to Benefit the Youth Fund of the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club Mt. Jewett, Pa.: Sixty-seven shooters turned out to benefit the Youth Fund of the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club at the annual Duane Hipchen Memorial Sporting Clays Shoot on Sunday, October 18, in Mt. Jewett, Pa. The Youth Top Gun was Allison Shaffer of St. Marys, Pa. The Adult Semi-automatic Top Gun was Rick Fisher of Kane, Pa. The Adult Pump Top Gun was Dan Mackey of Bradford, Pa. The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club is a progressive sportsmen’s club that features clay target shooting, a rifle and pistol range, a Women’s Intro to Wingshooting Program, youth pheasant hunts, a Hunter Education program, Boy Scout events, THE Big Buck contest, and sharing of conservation knowledge. Join our Facebook page, Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club.

Alice A. "Annie" Appleby Williams, 70, of Prentisvale Road, Eldred, PA

Alice A. "Annie" Appleby Williams

Alice A. "Annie" Appleby Williams, 70, of Prentisvale Road, Eldred, PA, passed away at the Bradford Regional Medical Center Tuesday (Oct. 20, 2020) following a brief illness

Born Aug. 19, 1950, in Electra, Texas, she was a daughter of Herbert T. and Alice O. Stark Appleby Sr. On Oct. 31, 1996, in Bradford, she married Jack "Butch" Williams, who survives. 

Annie was a 1968 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and later received a degree as a licensed practical nurse at the St. Francis School of Nursing in Olean, N.Y. She had resided in Portville, N.Y., for many years before moving to Prentisvale in 1999. 

She served a lifetime of loving nursing care in the area, including at St. Francis Hospital and Olean General Hospital, and in private duty. For 10 years prior to her retirement in 2012, she was employed in the dental office of Dr. John Williams. 

Annie was a devoted member of the Rixford Evangelical Church. She loved flower and vegetable gardening; she loved all animals, especially her dogs and cats; and she enjoyed sewing for her family and friends. Oh, and she was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. 

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Jeffery (Christine) Gephart of LeRoy, N.Y. and Jack Williams lll of Waldorf, Md.; five daughters, Traci A. (Sergio) Ornelas of San Antino, Texas, Lori (Jeffrey) Grimm of Ashburn, Va., Amy (Jen Quintana) Gephart of Olean, Jennifer (Maurice) Keller of Clinton, Md. and Brandi (Frank Buttino) Williams of LeRoy; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Richard E. Appleby of Greenwood, S.C. and Ronald E. (Marlene Turybury) Appleby of Eldred; a sister, Rebecca L. (Robert) Schoenberger of Greenville, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Appleby Jr.; a sister, Sondra Lee Guilford; two nephews, Herbert T. Appleby lll and Richard Appleby Jr.; and a niece, Inge Thomas. 

A memorial service will be held at the Rixford Evangelical Church at a later date to be announced (probably around Thanksgiving). 

Memorials may be made to the SPCA or the Rixford Evangelical Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred.

Rew Dispatched For Vehicle Crash on South Kendall Avenue


At 11:14 AM on Thursday, Rew Fire Dept. dispatched to assist Foster Twp. police at 1148 South Kendall Avenue at the scene of a vehicle crash.

RECALLED

Pennsylvania Senate Pays Tribute to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati

  (HARRISBURG) – Tuesday during Senate Session in Harrisburg, The Pennsylvania Senate honored Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) for almost two decades of service to his district and the Commonwealth.

 Following a tribute video, members of the Senate spoke about Senator Scarnati’s 20 years of public service as he prepares to retire later this year. Senator Scarnati has represented the 25th Senatorial District, which includes Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties and portions of Clearfield County.

“Since 2001, I have been honored to represent constituents of the 25th Senatorial District,” Scarnati said. “With the support of my Senate colleagues, I have spent the last 14 of those years in the position of President Pro Tempore and served as Pennsylvania’s 31st Lieutenant Governor from 2008 to 2011. I have worked with five Governors, and throughout this time I am proud to have been a leading advocate for rural Pennsylvania values.” 

Scarnati came to Harrisburg in 2001 as the first Senator elected as an independent. He has always believed that both sides of the aisle must work together to do what is best for Pennsylvania and compromise on issues without compromising on values. 

“Throughout my time in office, I am grateful to have been surrounded by friends and fellow senators whom I respect,” Scarnati said. “My success has been largely in part because of serving with incredible colleagues and working with a team of talented individuals who are not my staff, but my co-workers. It takes a strong team to serve constituents and to oversee operations of the Senate.” 

Senator Scarnati announced in February that he would not be seeking re-election to a 6th term in the Senate. He will retire at the end of his 5th term which runs through November 30, 2020. 

“Most importantly, I thank my family for their unwavering support during my time in office,” he said. “Serving in public office is not something that you do alone. I am looking forward to spending more time with my wife Amy, our children and grandchild. I also look forward to helping my parents, who are both in their 80s.”

James L. Seth, 53, of 220 Valley View Lane, Kane, PA

James L. Seth

James L. Seth, 53, of 220 Valley View Lane, Kane, died Tuesday evening, October 20, 2020 at his residence of natural causes. 

Born August 31, 1967 in Kane, he was the son of Lewis and Louise Pearson Seth. Jim was a peacetime veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the USS Eisenhower. He was a self-employed truck driver and co-owned, along with his fiancĂ©, the Tannery Town Take-out in Wilcox. He enjoyed fishing, his Harley Davidson and spending time with his nephews, who were very special to him.  

Surviving are his parents of Kane, his fiancĂ© Penny Wilson with whom he lived, his sisters Lisa (Paul ) Kibbie and Amy (Chris Wallin) Peterson, both of Kane, and nephews Josh and David Kibbie and Andrew Peterson. His three dogs, Duke, Pepper and Hazel also survive. 
U.S. Navy Veteran
 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation and a service will be held privately at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. with the Rev. Ronald Burkett, pastor of the Hallton Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Kane. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Hallton Church of Christ, 657 Evergreen Dr., Ridgway, PA 15853.

Trumpkin Decorating Contest



 

Port Allegany Man Arrested For Burglary


 

Smethport Juvenile Charged With Harassment In Keating TWP.


 

Sunbury Man Charged With Carrying A Concealed Firearm In Keating TWP.


 

Investigation Ongoing For Harassment In Keating TWP.


 

Charges Pending For Dui In Four Separate Cases Throughout McKean County





 

Emergency Medical Responder Course offered in Coudersport

 The Northern PA Regional College (NPRC) is offering an Emergency Medical Responder course in our area. The 68-hour program presents the technical knowledge and skills necessary for certification as a Basic Emergency Medical Responder. Students are introduced to various lifesaving skills including CPR, airway management, patient assessment, basic medical and trauma care, and more. The course meets the recommendations of the United States Department of Transportation, National Traffic Safety Administration, National Emergency Medical Services Core Content, Scope of Practice Model, National Education Standards. Successful completion of this course is required for individuals to be eligible to take the National Registry exam for Emergency Medical Responder. The exam is not part of the course. 


This course will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. from October 28 - December 21, 2020 at the Education Council's Coudersport office. The cost is $550/person. The registration deadline is October 23, so register today. For more information or to register, contact Terry Hinton at (814) 482-1634 or visit https://regionalcollegepa.org/workforce-dev/.

Otto & Eldred Dispatched To Structure Fire in Duke Center


 At 7:45 AM on Thursday, Otto & Eldred Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a structure fire at 396 Main Street in Otto Twp. A passerby reported a shed on fire at that address.

RECALLED-Controlled burn.

A Message From the McKean County Republican Committee


 

Call J.B. For All Your Lawn And Landscaping Needs

 


Estate Sale October 22,23, And 24th In Emporium

 



Potter County Human Services Is Hiring Multiple Full-Time Aging Care Manager 2

 


Health Ride Is Hiring A Transportation Dispatcher

 


Sharon TWP. Is Accepting Bids For A Used Salt Spreader

 


Dickinson Is Hiring for a Part Time Position To Help Consumers With Disabilities

 


LLoyd Burkhouse Auctions Huge On Site Auction On October 24th and 25th In Kane PA