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Friday, July 20, 2018

Sagewood, Inc. Seeking Mental Health Therapist For Work In Port Allegany, Shinglehouse & Coudersport

Wellsboro, Galeton Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident On Rt. 660

At 8:55 AM on Friday, Wellsboro & Galeton Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 660 in front of Animal Land for a motorcycle accident with one injury.

Locally Grown Blueberries Are Ready Across From Coudersport Golf Club

Eliot Ness, 54, of Coudersport, PA formerly of Cleveland, OH

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness, 54, of 105 E. Third Street, Coudersport, formerly of Cleveland, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 16, 1957, at 5:15 p.m., at his home. 

Mr. Ness was born on April 19, 1903 in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late Peter and Emma (King) Ness. On January 31, 1946, he married the former Elisabeth Andersen, who survived. 

He attended the University of Chicago and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also studied criminology. Mr. Ness began a career in law enforcement with the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Prohibition. He was assigned to head up a task force of trusted, incorruptible men, which the media would label “The Untouchables,” as part of the federal government’s crackdown on organized crime in the Chicago area symbolized by mob boss Al Capone. Mr. Ness’s team focused on violations of the Volstead Act, prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Other investigators gathered evidence of tax evasion. Mr. Ness would later become a Chief Prohibition Investigator for the federal government’s Midwest District. After Prohibition was repealed, he became a Federal Alcohol Tax Unit investigator in Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Ohio.

Based on his outstanding record in federal service, Mr. Ness was appointed by Cleveland, Ohio, Mayor Harold Burton to serve in the influential position of Public Safety Director. He was chiefly responsible for reform of the police department, innovative solutions to traffic problems, institution of city-sponsored activities for troubled youths and a successful crackdown on organized crime and corruption.

Mr. Ness also served in an important position for the Federal Social Protection Program during World War II, traveling to military bases across the country in a law enforcement and public education capacity. He eventually entered the business world, where he served as chairman of the board of directors for Diebold, Inc., of Canton, Ohio. At the time of his death, he was president of the Coudersport-based Guaranty Paper Company, a subsidiary of North Ridge Industrial Corporation.

Mr. Ness was survived by his wife; a son, Robert Eliot Ness; a sister, Clara Jamie of California; and a brother, Charles Ness of Indianapolis, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Effie and Nora. 

Services were held on Saturday, May 18, 1957, the Grabe Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport, with the Rev. Robert H.R. Loughborough, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Coudersport, officiating. A cremation followed. In 1997, Eliot, Elisabeth and Robert Ness were interred at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home (formerly Grabe Funeral Home), 210 North East Street, Coudersport, this weekend during the festival for light refreshments and a commemorative laminated obituary book marker, in celebration of Mr. Ness’s Life.

Penn State Extension offers free cooking demonstration at Farmer’s Market

 Every Friday 1pm-6pm in Downtown Coudersport
  The following vendors will be attending the Farmers Market:
Vendors attending this weeks Farmers Market include:

Joanies Apiary
Barbaras Creations
Alpaca Creations
The Antler Shop
Mahlons Woodworking
McKeone Nursery 
Metzger Heritage Farm

As I am sure that you well know, This weekend is Eliot Ness Festival. The Farmers Market has extended its hours, per request of the event organizers, and will have vendors from 12pm Friday, until as late as 8pm.
Some/Most vendors will attend on Saturday as well, from 9am-5pm

 Join Penn State Extension at the Potter County Farmer’s Market this Friday, July 20th as our Nutrition Advisor, Laurie Maletto, makes a vegetable stir fry that’s pretty to look at and even better to eat. 

Free recipes and food samples will be provided to the audience from 1:00 to 4:00 pm as Laurie cooks tabletop with ingredients generously donated by the Farmer’s Market vendors.

Clara Township Road Closures Extended Through Saturday

Public Auction Sunday, July 22, at The Burkhouse Auction House, Bradford, PA


Pastor B.J. Knefley

Overloaded is a dangerous spot to be in. If you overload an electrical circuit you could cause a fire. Overload your life, your emotions and you can cause a breakdown of your body, soul and spirit. Again, it’s a dangerous spot to be in. So why do we allow ourselves to go there?

I’d like to say that I’ve never allowed myself to become overloaded, but I have. It’s not because I felt tough or that somehow I’d be okay. No it was more because I felt responsible and didn’t set up good boundaries. Responsible to the point that when I should have said no, I didn’t. Responsible to the point that even when I knew that I was not in a good spot I pushed on anyway. Why would we continue down a path of self-destruction?

I can’t speak for everyone, but for me it was something that I learned at a very young age. What was it that I learned? It was the false belief that I was responsible to make everyone happy. I remember being asked what I wanted and I responded that I wanted another person happy. Four times I was asked the same question and each time I said I wanted the other person happy. I finally blew up and said, “Why do you care what I want when no one in my life cared what I wanted!” WOW! I didn’t know that I believed that but I did. I wish I could say that sudden revelation dramatically changed my life but it didn’t. Why? Because now I had to learn to be in touch with my own emotions, wants and desires. I was so good at taking care of other people that I didn’t know how to take care of myself.

What have I discovered? I’ve discovered that I do have feelings, wants and desires. I do have an opinion as to what I want to eat or where I want to go. I learned that I can voice my thoughts and it’s okay if someone doesn’t agree. I’ve learned that I’m not responsible for the happiness of others. I’ve learned that I am responsible for how I handle life. I’ve learned that being overloaded is what I do to myself. I’m responsible for maintaining a healthy balance. It’s what we all have to do. Think about it.

Residents of Rixford, Emporium, St. Marys, and Austin Can Save Big $$ On Insurance; Call James Young To See How Much.

Northern Potter School District Seeking A Special Education Teacher For 2018/2019 School Year

Blueberries Are ReadyTo Pick Your Own At Blueberry Hill Farm Across from Sena Kean Manor In Smethport

It’s The Eliot Ness Fest Weekend coming up!

And we, at The Hotel Crittenden couldn’t be more excited about this festival dedicated to our most famous guest!

Here is a peek at some of the fantastic things we have going on… and MAKE SURE to CALL for RESERVATIONS! 274-8320

UPMC Cole has a job opening for an Athletic Trainer

Come to the Port Allegany Town Square and join us Saturday for fun, food and activities!!!!

Volleyball will be set up for anyone interested in playing.

There will be kids carnival games starting at 5:00

We will be having an open mic for all musicians until 9:00PM. Feel free to come and play a few songs. At 9:00, we will start the dance party
until the fireworks begin at approximately 10:00.

If you’re a cornhole wizard, be ready for the cornhole tournament, starting at 6pm. A single elimination tournament will run throughout the night.

We will also be doing a picture scavenger hunt with more details soon.

Lakeview Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Seeking Full Time LPN

The Amazing Coudersport Ice Mine Is Open Wednesday Thru Sunday From 10 to 6

Huge Yard Sale in Coudersport, Pa this Friday and Saturday

The Right Stuff Summer Sale & Yard Sale This Weekend In Coudersport

Health Ride Plus Seeking Transport Drivers In Potter County

Moving Sale at 70 Old Shovel Road, Coudersport, PA

Thursday, July 19, 2018


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COVINTON, PA - On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Blossburg fire, ambulance and Blossburg Borough Police responded to a vehicle verses pedestrian accident just before 2:00PM in Putnam Township.

The accident involved a street sweeper backing up and striking 72-year-old, Lloyd R. Byers of Manheim, PA., in front of the Treasure Chest, which is located at 2210 North Williamson Road, in the small town of Covington, PA.

According to Blossburg Borough Police, at the time of the incident, the northbound lane of North Williamson Road was closed due to a road resurfacing project taking place. Byers entered the closed portion of the roadway to look at the construction taking place and was accidently struck by the street sweeper while it was backing up. Byers was subsequently knocked to the ground and struck his head. He was transported by the Blossburg Ambulance to a landing zone set up at the old Covington School. Life Flight 4 landed in a field by the old school around 2:45PM and Byers was loaded into the medical helicopter around 3:00PM and was flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

Blossburg Borough Police reported that Lloyd R. Byers later passed away that evening at the hospital due to his injuries. Police noted that the incident has been ruled accidental.

Prayers have been requested for Byers family and friends, as well as, for the person who was operating the street sweeper.

Special thanks going out to all the Blossburg Borough Police, Blossburg fire crews and the Blossburg ambulance personnel, who assisted at the accident scene.

Two Liberty Township Residents Arrested On Meth Lab Charges By McKean County Drug Task Force

District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer reported the following incident that occurred on July 19, 2018. 

Patricia Ann Larson
Detectives from the McKean County Drug Task Force arrested Rory Ford and Patricia Ann Larson, both of Port Allegany, PA, following investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing. Detectives executed a search warrant on the defendants' residence located at 195 Lower Portage Road in Liberty Township.

The Detectives discovered an active rolling meth lab upon entry to the residence. Agents with the PA State Attorney General and PA State Police Clandestine Lab team processed the scene for safety reasons. The clandestine lab team recovered numerous items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine as well as prepared methamphetamine ready for ingestion.

Rory Ford
Ford (age 35)and Larson (age 32) were both arrested and charged with Manufacturing or Possession with intent to Manufacture or Deliver Methamphetamine - Felony; 2 Counts of Possessing Precursor with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance - Felonies; Operating a Methamphetamine Lab - Felony 2; 2 counts of Operating a Methamphetamine Laboratory and Illegal Dumping of Methamphetamine Waste - Felony 3s; Possession of a Controlled Substance - Misdemeanor; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Misdemeanor; 2 counts of Illegal Dumping of Methamphetamine Waste - Felony 3s; Operation of Methamphetamine Lab - Felony 2; and Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine - Felony.

The District Attorneys' Office has received numerous complaints from local residents about illegal drug activity.

Port Allegany Ambulance and Fire Department were placed on stand-by during the incident.

Ford and Larson were arraigned by District Judge William TODD.
To report suspected illegal drug activity, contact the McKean County Drug Task Force at the District 

Attorney's Office at (814) 887-3312 or

Donald Fileger, Sr., 71, of Clarendon, Pa.

Donald Fileger, Sr.

Donald Fileger, Sr., 71, of Clarendon, Pa. died Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital, Erie, Pa.

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

Ambulance Dispatched To Benezette Store For Man Bitten By Rattler

At 7:30 PM on Thursday, EMS has been dispatched to the Benezette Store to meet a truck coming to that location with a 50 year old man who was bitten by a rattlesnake.

Medics are requesting a helicopter airborne to a landing zone at the old Benezette school. 

Jay Township Fire Dept. dispatched for LZ.

Victim will be in a white Jeep Cherokee with a trailer hauling a lawnmower. Report man walked for an hour before being picked up with truck.
8:38 PM--Helicopter en route to Altoona Hospital.

Clara Township Road Closures Extended Through Saturday

Edwin R. Cheyney, Jr., 75, of Covington, PA

Edwin R. Cheyney, Jr.

Edwin R. Cheyney, Jr., 75, of Covington, PA went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

Edwin Russell, Ed or “Firp” to family and friends, was born June 21, 1943 in Boothwyn PA, Lancaster County. He was a son of the late Edwin Sr. and Isabel (Booth) Cheyney. 
US Navy Veteran

After graduating from North Penn High School in 1961, Ed served our country in the U.S. Navy. He worked in the petroleum industry most of his life and finished his working career with the Pennsylvania State Police as a communications operator in Mansfield.

Surviving is his loving wife, the former Linda English, devoted daughter; Robin of Blossburg, two sisters; Sharon (Micky) Levandoski of Wellsboro and Lollie (Daniel) Short of Covington, several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was predeceased by sisters Marlene Bubacz and Patricia Johnson.

Calling hours are 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility’s Blossburg Chapel at 314 Granger St. Blossburg. Rev. Ken Smith will officiate a memorial service at 11 a.m. Burial will be held in Elk Run Cemetery at a later date. 

 In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the PA State Police Lodge’s fallen officers foundation: “PA FOP Foundation” at 2949 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17110 for officers wounded or killed in the line of duty.

Headline Harrisburg By Rep. Matt Gabler

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Headline Harrisburg
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Rep. Gabler’s Office to Host Disability, Senior Expo
For the fifth consecutive year, Rep. Gabler’s office and Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) are partnering to host a Disability and Senior Resource Expo this Wednesday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edgewood Hall, 717 South St. Marys St., St. Marys.

With more than 60 vendors on hand, the event is also a chance for LIFT to display the various services they perform in Elk County and the surrounding six-county region.

LIFT was established in 1994 by people with disabilities and serves as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). In addition to providing independent living skills training, they can assist with advocacy issues and offer peer mentoring services, information and referrals and much more.

Various types of health screenings will also be performed during the expo. Admission is free, and lunch will be served.
If you live in Elk County….

…electronics collection will happen this Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Community Recycling Center on Washington Street in St. Marys.

Your regular recycling items will be accepted as well.

All customers should use the drive-thru. Please enter the garage door on the left/front of the building and drive slowly to the unloading area.
Calling All Hunters

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a hunter training course on Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Fox Township Sportsmen's Club, 203 Ridge Road, Kersey.

The course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can purchase a license.

If you are interested in registering for the class, please click here.
Medicare Card Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have finished mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries residing in Pennsylvania; however, a small portion of these beneficiaries have not received their cards.

They can take the following actions to obtain their new Medicare cards:
  • Sign into to see if their card was mailed. An official card can be printed from their account site. Beneficiaries can created an account if one is not currently established.

  • Contact 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for assistance. It is possible that a beneficiary may have to update his/her mailing address.
In the interim, beneficiaries can continue to use their current Medicare card to obtain health care services until the new card is received. Additional information regarding the status of our card mailings can be found on the website.

Elk County Man Accused Of Downtown Butler Burglary

Butler Radio

An Elk County man has been charged with felony burglary after allegedly admitting to stealing items in the city of Butler.

Butler City Police responded to West North Street Wednesday night for the report of an individual attempting to enter a residence by pushing in an air conditioner.

The man who lived at the apartment said 37-year-old Eric Dippold who he barely knew pushed in his AC unit and entered halfway through the window before the man confronted him. Police also spoke with Dippold who was still at the scene claiming that he was friends with the man and just checking on him due to health concerns.

Dippold was found to have a ceramic vase and an amplifier in his possession that he claimed a friend gave to him. Later at the police station after he was taken into custody, Dippold allegedly admitted the items did not belong to him and were taken from several locations on North Chestnut and West North Streets.

No Injuries In 2 Vehicle Crash At Lafayette & Jefferson In St. Marys

At 6:07 PM on Thursday, St. Marys Police have cancelled Fire & EMS response to a 2 vehicle crash at Lafayette & Jefferson. There are no injuries.

Schedule For The Eliot Ness Fest This Friday, Saturday & Sunday In Coudersport, PA

Some Handy Links To The Eliot Ness Fest Event In Coudersport, PA

Bill Pekarski Answers Some Questions On The Ness Fest For Our Local Residents

There have been some questions concerning this weekends Eliot Ness Fest in Coudersport. The committee just wants to make sure that everyone is aware of a few things.

First, there will only be one street theater scene that will involve guns being fired. It will take place at noon on Saturday on Main Street near the Coudersport Theater. There will not be any guns used, other than as props, throughout the weekend. 

Second, Main Street is only being closed on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. The closure will be from Oak Street through to East Second Street as well as the normal street closures around the Courthouse during festivals.

Third, we are setting off fireworks on Saturday night starting at 10 p.m. They will be launched from the hill at the top of Maple street, above the Coudersport Town Pool area. The fireworks will be viewable throughout town. We wanted to make sure pet owners were aware that the fireworks were happening as some animals are affected by the loud noises.

Please check our website and Facebook page for parking maps in the downtown area. We will have shuttle buses running on Saturday to the lots that are further from downtown as well as portable restroom facilities at various parking lot locations. 

We are looking forward to a successful and enjoyable weekend.

Bradford DispatchedTo Residential Fire Alarm

At 5:30 PM on Thursday, Bradford Township Fire Department has been dispatched to 75 Gates Hollow in Bradford Township for a residential fire alarm.

Willow Creek Triathlon enters 13th year

By Sandra Rhodes
This year’s Willow Creek Triathlon is sure to be lucky for veterans — even if it’s the 13th year of the event.

The triathlon, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 4, raises money for the Disabled American Veterans of McKean and Warren counties. The money raised is earmarked for transportation. The money raised is used to purchase and maintain vans providing transportation of veterans to and from VA hospitals and clinics.

Last year, $43,154 was raised; $277,982 has been raised over the past 13 years.

“Each year, our events gets bigger and bigger and it is all due to those who participated, volunteer and sponsor this worthwhile cause,” said Race Director Gregg Reynolds. “It is very gratifying to hand over checks to these local chapters, knowing that our local vets — local heroes — will benefit from our triathlon.”

The event starts with a 300-yard swim in Quaker Lake at Allegany State Park in New York. The next leg of the triathlon is a 15-mile bicycle ride, which crosses into Pennsylvania to the Corydon Hotel, 3307 W. Washington St., Bradford. From there, participants run the final portion three miles to the Willows Restaurant, 2669 W. Washington St.

The sprint triathlon is a point-to-point event.

A duathlon is also part of the race. This will include the 15-mile bike ride and the three-mile run.
Participants can do the triathlon or duathon by themselves or part of a team.

Awards will be given in both categories in a multitude of age groups.

Registrations are now being accepted at

On Aug. 4, registration starts at 7 a.m. at Quaker Lake. A rules meeting will be held at 9 a.m. and the swimmers head out starting at 9:30 a.m.

Entry fees are $50 for an individual and $90 for a team.

In addition to the age divisions, there are two other divisions.

The Clydesdale and Athena divisions are for teams or individuals where all members must be over 200 pounds and 150 pounds, respectively.

Registrations will also be accepted Friday, Aug. 3, at the Bradford Family YMCA, 59 Boylston St., from 3 to 6 p.m. During this time, participants can also pick up their race packets.

In the triathlon, the top male and female individuals receive the Thom Maholic Memorial Award. The award is given in memory of Maholic, who was a Green Beret with Special Forces in Afghanistan. He died in a battle in June 2006.

Also, the Brad Keltz Braveheart awards are given to those who make an extra effort to participate and complete in the triathlon.

This award is given in memory of Keltz who participated in the triathlon for several years.
There are many other ways to help with the cause, including sponsorships, donations and purchasing mile markers, which can either advertise a business or honor someone special.

Also, veterans can be recognized in a special way.

Those interested can go to to find a form they can fill out and submit. 

During the race, participants will wear the name of a veteran. At the finish line will be the short biography of his or her military career as submitted to the group.

To honor veteran, mail it to Willow Creek Triathlon, P.O. Box 51, Bradford, PA 16701 by July 26.
Gold Star families will also be recognized.

Those interested in honoring a Gold Star family can contact Dennis Faucher at 814-362-1575 or by email at