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Friday, July 20, 2018

Susan Depto, of Warren, PA

Susan Depto

Susan Depto, of Warren, PA, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at U.P.M.C. Hamot in Erie, PA. 

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

Highland, Kane Fire Dept. Dispatched To Highland Road For an Extinguished Garage Fire

At 4:45 PM on Friday, Highland Fire Company has been dispatched to 269 Highland Road for an extinguished garage fire. Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched for mutual aid.

Helen Beyer Brown, 97, of Coudersport, PA

Helen Beyer Brown

Helen Beyer Brown, 97, of Coudersport, PA,  died, Thursday, July 19, 2018, at UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness. 

Helen was born on June 6, 1921 in Wilmore to Victor and Alberta (Smith) Beyer, the oldest of 8 children. She married Irvan Andrew “Bud” Brown of Lloydell on May 1, 1943. Bud passed away on Dec. 14, 2015 after 72 years of marriage. 

Bud and Helen lived in Lloydell and Mansfield, before moving to Coudersport in 1955. 

They raised eight children, Irvan Jr. of North Carolina, Dennis (deceased), Ronald of New York City, Irene of Lebanon, PA, Harold of South Carolina, Bernadette of North Carolina, Carolyn of Mehoopany, PA and Christopher of Arkansas.

Helen is survived by her 7 children, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, as well as her sisters Ida Spaid, Lorraine Beyer, Alma Rounds and sister-in-law Jean Beyer. Also surviving Helen is a great number of other relatives and friends who were lucky enough to have known her.

In addition to her parents, husband and son, Helen was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Brown Dillmore, two brothers, Russell and LeRoy and two sisters, Dorothy and Ruth.

Helen was active in St. Eulalia Catholic Church activities, especially Catholic Daughters where she served in many local, regional and state activities. She was especially proud of her work with the church’s annual rummage sale. 

As the children were growing up she was involved in the 4-H Club and the family participation in the annual Potter County Fair was a major event. She also participated, along with Bud, in polka groups in Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. Helen and Bud were avid travelers. 

Their destinations included Japan, Israel, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and London, as well as Alaska and many other states in the USA.

Helen will be sorely missed by her family, relatives, the congregation of St. Eulalia, the Catholic Daughters, and her many friends in Coudersport.

Family and friends are welcome to a visitation from 6-8:00 pm, Monday at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport and again from 10-11:00 am, Tuesday, at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 Maple Street, Coudersport were a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am with Father James Campbell, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 Maple Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

To share your fondest memories of Helen or to sign her guestbook, please visit

Galeton/Coudersport Dispatched To Rollover ATV Accident In West Branch Township

At 4:20 PM on Friday, Galeton & Coudersport Ambulances have been dispatched to an ATV Rollover accident in West Branch Township. A 50 year old and a 9 year old are injured in this crash.
4:33 PM--Coudersport recalled. Galeton was able to get two ambulances to respond.

T. Lee Bennett Scholarship Recipient News Release

Jordan Brewer is the 2018 Valedictorian of Austin Area High School and the chosen recipient of this year’s T. Lee Bennett Scholarship. She will be attending Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in the fall majoring in Speech-Language Pathology.

High school activities included, President of the Spanish Club, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Student Council, and Yearbook Club and a graduate of the program, Leadership Potter County. Free time, is spent running 10ks, coaching gymnastics at cutting edge gymnastics, and running her dessert baking business.

She is the daughter of Scott and Angela Brewer and has 3 younger sisters, Taylor, Ella, and Anna.

Cameron County Democratic Monthly Meeting Notice

Rec. Center

200 Chestnut Street, Emporium, Pa Monday, July 23, 2018 at 7:00.  
Prompt/length 1 hr.

Posted sign on Coudersport man's property becomes a target for unkown actors

Alleged traffic violations lead to drug charges for Shinglehouse man

April C. Lang, 61, of Bradford, PA

April C. Lang

April C. Lang, 61, of Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at The Pavilion at BRMC, in Bradford.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday July 25, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm & 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main Street. Friends are also invited to attend a Con-celebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am on Thursday in St. Francis of Assisi Church, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor and Rev. Leo Gallina, retired pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship NY.

A complete obituary will follow.

Online condolences may be made at

Driver and 3 passengers escape serious injuries after accident on West Branch Road

The Family of Gloria “Dawn” McManus would like to thank everyone...

The Family of Gloria “Dawn” McManus would like to thank everyone for their love and kindness during this difficult time.

The Borough Police
Bryan Phelps
The Coudersport Ambulance Association and Paramedics
Ken Wingo
Olney Funeral Home and Staff
Ann Acker, Larry Gibble, and Joy Glassmire who all fulfilled Dawn's wish for beautiful music.
Women from the Park United Methodist Church for the wonderful luncheon and all of those who attended.
Pastor Scott Ogden
All who attended the Service.

Whether you sent food, flowers, a card, or a prayer for the family we are all so grateful.

The love and support from the whole community has been overwhelming, and we would like to thank each and everyone one of you.

Bill Boyd
John, MaryKay Boyd & Family
Todd, Lucia McManus & Family
Kami McManus

Bradford City Police Seeking Help Identifying Suspect In Gun Theft From Vehicle

Penn State for Tuition, Room and Board Freeze for In-State Students

Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny)
HARRISBURG – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement praising the Penn State Board of Trustees for freezing tuition, along with costs for room and board, for Pennsylvania students for the 2018-19 school year:

“Penn State showed it wants to help ensure college remains affordable for Pennsylvania students by freezing its tuition and room and board rates for Pennsylvania students. When legislators voted to increase funding for the state-related schools, including Penn State, by 3 percent, the hope was that its governing board would freeze the rate for in-state students.

“Thank you to President Eric Barron and the Board of Trustees, who sent a strong statement to students, families and the public by voting in favor of the tuition freeze.”

Penn State received an increase of $7,575,000 in the 2018-19 budget passed by the House.

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


FIRST News Now
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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
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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.