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Monday, June 14, 2021

Germania Dispatched For Tree on Power Lines

At 8:17 PM on Monday, Germania Fire Dept. dispatched to West Branch & Cherry Springs Road for a tree down on power lines with fire.

Bradford Dispatched For Fire Alarm at BRMC


At 6:08 PM on Monday, Bradford City & Township Fire Depts. have been dispatched for a commercial fire alarm at BRMC on Interstate Parkway.

TOWNSHIP RECALLED.

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

 

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 6/9/2021 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site REYNOLDS 2H in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Incident Date/Time: 2021-06-09 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, frack, Gas

Patrick E. "Squeak" Narby, 48, of 12 S. Cherry St., Emporium, PA

Patrick E. "Squeak" Narby

Patrick E. "Squeak" Narby, 48, of 12 S. Cherry St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Sunday afternoon (June 13, 2021). 

He was born July 31, 1972 in Ridgway, PA a son of James and JoAnn Narby Horracks. On May 4, 2002 in First United Methodist Church he married Renee Zuback, who survives.

Squeak graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1990. He worked in the lumber industry most of his adult life.  Most recently, he was the mill manager of Emporium Hardwoods.

Squeak enjoyed sports, especially coaching his kids. His love of cooking and grilling was enjoyed by many, but not quite as much as his quick wit and great sense of humor. 

In addition to his parents and wife he is survived by two daughters, Alexys (Justin) Narby, Pittsburgh; and Allyson Narby, Emporium; and a son, Jakob Narby, Emporium; two grandchildren: Karen and Gunnar; one sister, Julie (Ron) Kalina, Pittsburgh.

Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Kenneth Bailey, officiating. Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday, one hour prior to the Service.

Online Condolences may be placed at http://www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wayne A. HOLLISTER, 82, of Little Genesee, NY

Wayne A. HOLLISTER

Wayne A. HOLLISTER, 82, of Little Genesee, NY, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. 

Born July 13, 1938, in Hume, he was the son of Alfred L. and Lucy Elizabeth Closser Hollister.  

He was a 1956 graduate of Bolivar Central School, where he participated in basketball and was an all-star in football and track.  Following high school, he enlisted in the US Army Reserves, serving for eight years.  He was employed by L.C. Whitford. 

US Army Reserves

Wayne was a talented artist who studied under many well-known artists, specializing in oil paintings.  He designed and built his log cabin as well as stables and an enclosed show arena for the Arabian horses he loved and raised.  

Surviving are:  a sister, Nancy Lewis of Wellsville;  a brother, Daniel Hollister of Wellsville;  two nephews, Scott Lewis of Wellsville and Craig (Sarah) Lewis of Webster;  two nieces, Lori (Karl) Vossler of Purcellville, VA and Kimberly (Daniel) Johnson of Wellsville;  a grandnephew, Sam Lewis of Webster;  two grandnieces, Megan Lewis of Webster and Elizabeth Vossler of Purcellville, VA;  and a first cousin, Joe Hollister of Bolivar. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Sheila Ann Hollister.

Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.  A graveside service will follow at 1:00 PM in Riverside Cemetery, Belfast, with Rev. Dr. Stephen Crowell officiating.  Military Rites will be accorded at the grave. 

Memorials may be made to the Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

Shinglehouse Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak


At 3:55 PM on Monday, Shinglehouse fire dept. has been dispatched to 236 Taylor Brook Road for a natural gas leak.

Port Allegany Dispatched For Pole Fire


At 3:44 PM on Monday. Port Allegany has been dispatched to a utility pole fire at East Mill & South Elm Street.

Mary Jo Heary, 83, of St. Marys, PA.

Mary Jo Heary

Mary Jo Heary, 83, of St. Marys, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a brief illness.

She was born May 31, 1938, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Arthur J. and Clara Arnold Heary, Sr.  Mary Jo was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956.  Together with her family, she was part owner and operator of Art Heary & Sons Furniture.  In fact, you couldn’t go into Art Heary & Sons without being greeted with her winning smile and easy conversation for 58 years.  She was always ready to talk and loved connecting families’ histories together.  Though she never married, she loved and was devoted to her family.  Mary Jo will be fondly remembered by all that knew her.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Helen Krug Heary of St. Marys; her nephews: James Heary, Jr. and his wife Anne Marie of St. Marys; Thomas Heary and his wife Julie of St. Marys; and John Heary of Plymouth Meeting, PA; and by her great-nieces and great-nephews: Marissa, Ryan, Sarah, Clara, and Dominic.

In addition to her parents, Mary Jo was preceded in death by her three brothers: Arthur J. Heary, Jr., James “Mouse” Heary, and George “Chicken” Heary.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

There will be no visitation.

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

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Rotary Club, PO Box 923, St. Marys, PA  15857; Penn Highlands Community Nurses, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA  15857.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

Victim Refuses To Cooperate In Burglary Investigation


 

Meadville Woman Charged With Assault In Pittsfield TWP.


 

Recent Obituaries at Buckheit Funeral Chapel


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PUC Details $146 Million Distribution of Gas Drilling Impact Fees Total Distribution Tops $2 Billion to Pennsylvania Communities

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today posted detailed information about this year’s distribution of impact fees on natural gas producers – totaling $146,254,725 – on the PUC’s Act 13 website.

County and municipal governments directly affected by drilling will receive a total of $71,488,645.52 for the 2020 reporting year. Additionally, $51,032,424.77 will be transferred to the Marcellus Legacy Fund, which provides financial support for environmental, highway, water and sewer projects, rehabilitation of greenways and other projects throughout the state. Also, $23,733,627.60 will be distributed to state agencies, as specified by Act 13.

With this year’s distribution the PUC, over the past ten years,
has collected and distributed over $2 billion to communities across Pennsylvania.

The PUC has forwarded the information to the Department of Treasury for payment and expects checks to be distributed in early July.

This year’s distribution is approximately $54 million lower than last year, driven primarily by the average price of natural gas in 2020 ($2.08 per MMBtu) versus the average price in 2019…

Providing for an Economic Recovery, Protecting Families and Reforming Government for the Benefit of Pennsylvanians

The state House returns to session on Monday, June 14, to vote on legislation to advance our goals of providing for an economic recovery, protecting families and providing government reform for Pennsylvania taxpayers.

Providing for an Economic Recovery
This week the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will vote on a number of bills of importance that continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that reflect the need to jumpstart Pennsylvania’s economy by removing barriers to getting Pennsylvanians back to work, providing for a better regulatory framework, and getting government out of the way of small business job creators.

Protecting Families
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and the House this week will vote on a package of bills that provide greater protections against elder abuse. The chamber will also vote on legislation to provide greater education to determine early signs of dementia.

Reforming Government for the Benefit of Pennsylvanians
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will start the process of advancing the Pennsylvania Voting Rights Protection Act, which provides better elections through modernization, security and accessibility. Legislation is also slated to advance that would clarify the powers of the secretary of Health under the Disease Control and Prevention Law, ban the use of vaccine passports, and change how Pennsylvania’s elect their lieutenant governor.

 
The Weekly Schedule
Bill numbers will be used to identify the legislation being considered either in committee or on the House floor. The bills, sponsors and summaries are posted below.


Full Schedule HERE

Chicken BBQ fundraiser is June 26 in Elkland

A chicken BBQ to benefit local cat spay/neuter is on Saturday, June 26, from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Elkland Moose Club, 102 E Main St., Elkland.

Dinners with chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, roll and dessert are $10 and chicken halves are $8. Pre-orders are preferred; order and pay online with a card or PayPal at www.tiogacountycatproject.com/shop. Pick up pre-orders 12:30-2 p.m. the day of the event. 

All proceeds benefit the Tioga County Cat Project’s mission to humanely and effectively control the cat population by making affordable spay/neuter accessible. For more information, visit www.tiogacountycatproject.com or follow the Tioga County Cat Project on Facebook.




RECALLS

Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc., Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity

Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc., is voluntarily recalling 2 (two) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg to the retail level. The 2 (two) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg have been found to contain levels of Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) impurities above acceptable daily limits. This product was manufactured by Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India in November 2019, for U.S. distribution by Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Freshpet Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Freshpet Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of a single lot of Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1 LB bags), with Sell by Date 10/30/2021,due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Our Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021. No other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted by this recall.

Purina Animal Nutrition Voluntarily Recalling One Lot of Purina® RangeLand® 30-13 (125#) Cattle Feed

Purina Animal Nutrition is initiating a very limited voluntary recall of one lot of Purina® RangeLand® 30-13 (125#) beef cattle feed. This recall is being initiated as a precaution related to tubs that are too soft, allowing over-consumption, which could result in urea toxicity.

Purina Animal Nutrition received reports from customers claiming the feed may have resulted in poor health and/or death.

Elevated urea levels can cause health issues and potential death in cattle. Symptoms of excess urea may include muscle tremors (especially of the face and ears), abdominal pain, frothy salivation, polyuria, and bruxism (grinding of teeth).

Fire Depts. Dispatched For Fire Alarm at WWII Museum


At 1:14 PM on Monday, Eldred, Otto, Smethport, Westons Mills & Port Allegany have have been dispatched for a commercial fire alarm at the WWII Museum on Main Street in Eldred.

RECALLED

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Alert:    

The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a
 
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southeastern Elk County in north central Pennsylvania...
Northern Clearfield County in central Pennsylvania...
Southern Cameron County in north central Pennsylvania...
 
* Until 200 PM EDT.
 
* At 1247 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Elk River to near St. Marys to Brandy Camp to
near Brockway, moving east at 40 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
 
* Locations impacted include...
St. Marys, DuBois, Cameron, Penfield, Karthaus, Force, Benezette,
Stevenson Dam, Brandy Camp, Hicks Run, Brockport, Parker Dam State
Park, Lecontes Mills, S.B. Elliot State Park, Medix Run, Truman,
Kersey, Weedville, Driftwood and Treasure Lake.
For those driving on Interstate 80, this includes areas between the
Dubois and Clearfield exits, specifically from mile markers 97 to
111.
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...60MPH

Instructions:    For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Target Area:    
Cameron
Clearfield
Elk

Ridgway Dispatched For Rollover Crash on Portland Mills Road


At 12:45 PM on Monday, Ridgway Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to 33256 Portland Mills Road for a rollover crash.

Storm Crossing Our Area Now

 

State College Weather Radar MapSevere Map

Coudersport Ambulance to Mill Street


At 12:27 PM on Monday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Mill Street for a man ill.

July 1 is Last Date to Register for Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting at the Mt Jewett Sportsmen’s Club in July and August


Mt. Jewett, Pa.:  July 1 is the last day to register for the popular Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting.  The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club will once again host the Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting on two days in July and two days in August.  The Ruffed Grouse Society will provide instructors and materials.  The program is on July 24-25 and August 21-22.  On both Saturdays, the course starts at noon and ends at 4:00 p.m.  On both Sundays, the course starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.

A hunt will be offered to the graduates on Sunday, September 12, at a nearby sportsmen’s club.

No pre-knowledge of shooting is required.   You must register to attend this course, and it is on a first-come, first serve registration basis.   

“We pride ourselves on helping a woman who has never even held a shotgun before learn how to become a wingshooter,” says Sue McClelland of Smethport, one of the instructors.  “And owning a shotgun is not necessary; we have shotguns that the attendees can try for size and then use during the program.  When you finish this training you can go on and shoot at targets for fun or hunt your choice of birds.”


Register by contacting wlhab9@gmail.com.  YOU MUST ALSO RE-REGISTER NOW EVEN IF YOU REGISTERED LAST FALL OR LAST WINTER TO VERIFY YOUR ATTENDANCE THIS SUMMER.  Re-registration is important.

Randolph Man Jailed After UPB Sexual Assault

 

Randolph Man Jailed.....Read more....

Donna Jean Sprague, 89, of Bradford, PA

Donna Jean Sprague

Donna Jean Sprague, 89, of Bradford, PA, lost her battle with Covid-19 on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, another victim of the more than 350,000 already lost.

Born May 5, 1931, she was the daughter of Harold Frederick and Celia Belle Dunkle Dittman.

On September 16, 1950 she married Charles T. Sprague who preceded her in death on March 11, 2019.

She was born in Knox, PA, moving to the Bradford area about 1934.  Mrs. Sprague graduated from the Bradford Area High School in 1949.

She was employed by Duro-Lite Co. and J.C. Penney.  Her last employer was the City of Bradford Treasurer’s Office, where she was employed for 27 years, retiring December 30, 1992. 

She belonged to the West Branch United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, was a choir member, a youth counselor and a member of the United Methodist women.

She is survived by one son, Howard Eugene (Cynthia) Sprague of New Hampshire; one daughter, Susan Marie Sprague of North Carolina; six granddaughters, Jennie (Amos Pedersen) Petruney and Tricia (Jeff Strope) Petruney of North Carolina, Melanie (Ryan) North of Florida, Alycia (Joe) D’Isidoro of New Hampshire and Elsa and Mara Sprague of Bradford; two great grandsons, Beckett and Calder Pedersen of North Carolina; two great granddaughters, Hadley and Harper North of Florida; one sister, Shirley Ann (Bill) Stockton of Rew and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one son, Marlan Lee Sprague; an infant sister and brother and one sister, Celia Maxine Yeager.

Due to health concerns a private memorial service will be held at the West Branch United Methodist Church.  Those that wish to view the service are invited to watch it via Livestream on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM on the West Branch United Methodist Church’s Facebook page.

Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the West Branch United Methodist Church, 605 West Washington St., Bradford, PA  16701.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Sharon Township bridge dedicated as the Tec 5 C. Virgil Voorhees Memorial Bridge


On Saturday, June 12, the bridge on State Route 4021 over the Honeoye Creek in Sharon Township, Potter County, was dedicated as the Tec 5 C. Virgil Voorhees Memorial Bridge. Voorhees grew up in a home on Honeoye Road just outside of Shinglehouse. He served as a driver and radioman for the first platoon headquarters of Battery A, 155th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion, United States Army, and was killed in action on March 24, 1945, as he was driving his jeep across open terrain in Germany. 

Pictured from left: Dan Antonioli, commander, Shinglehouse American Legion; family members Babbs Johnson, Steve Resig and Deb Resig; Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint); and family member Cecil Voorhees.

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department Blotter


Saturday June 12, 2021
Wellsville Police arrested Jessica L. Morrison, age 30 of Epworth, GA, and Brendan C. Barnett, age 37 of Bradford, PA, charging them each with Petit Larceny, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th and Conspiracy 6th.  The charges stem from an incident that took place on West State Street in the Village of Wellsville where property was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.  Morrison and Barnett were processed, issued appearance tickets and released.  Morrison is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on July 27th at 4:30 pm, and Barnett is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on July 20th at 4:30 pm. 

Saturday June 12, 2021
Wellsville Police arrested Jessica L. Morrison, age 30 of Epworth, GA, charging her with Grand Larceny 4th (Class E Felony), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th and Petit Larceny.  Police also arrested Brennan M. Dean, age 20 of Caneadea, charging him with Tampering with Physical Evidence (Class E Felony), and Brendan C. Barnettt, age 37 of Bradford, PA, charging him with Conspiracy 5th.  The charges stem from an incident that took place on West State Street in the Village of Wellsville where property was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.  Morrison, Dean and Barnett were processed, issued appearance tickets and released.  Morrison and Dean are due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on July 27th at 4:30 pm.  Barnett is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on July 20th at 4:30 pm. 

PUBLIC NOTICE
As of Tuesday June 1st the Wellsville Village Court is open again, after being closed by NYS since early November 2020.  The Wellsville Village Court will be sending out a notice for appearance's in Court by mail.  If you receive somthing in the mail from the Wellsville Village Court please make every attempt to show up at your scheduled time.  If you have a conflict with your scdeduled time please contact the Wellsville Village Court at (585) 593-5609.

Sunday June 6, 2021
Wellsville Police arrested Dusty N. Green, age 39 of Whitesville, charging him with AUO 1st (Class E Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Unlicensed Operator and Use other vehicle w/o Interlock.  The charges stem from a traffic stop on North Highland Avenue in the Village.  Green was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released.  Green is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on July 20th at 4:30 pm.

Sunday June 6, 2021
Wellsville Police arrested Scott A. Knight, age 24 of Wellsville, charging him with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment 2nd.  The charges stem from an incident that took place on King Street in the Village.  Knight was processed and arraigned virtually before Town of Centerville Justice Heitzman.  Knight was released and is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court at a later date.

Saturday June 5, 2021
Wellsville Police arrested Jeremy A. Cavagna, age 34 of Whitesville, charging him with DWI, DWI w/BAC of .08% or more and Leaving the scene of a Property Damage Auto Accident (PDAA).  The charges stem from an incident that took place on the Lagoon Road and a traffic stop on South Main Street in the Village.  Cavagna was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released.  Cavagna is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on June 22nd at 4:30 pm.

Saturday June 5, 2021
Wellsville Police arrested John H. Finch Jr, age 30 of Wellsville, charging him with Burglary 2nd (Class C Felony), DWI (Class D Felony), AUO 1st (Class E Felony), Unauthorized use of a Vehicle 3rd and Unlicensed Operator.  The charges stem from an incident that took place on Stevens Street in the Village.  Finch was processed and arraigned virtually before Town of Scio Justice Whitney.  Finch was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $10,000.00 cash bail or $20,000.00 property bond.  Finch is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court at a later date.

Bradford Mayor Comments On Efforts City Has Made To Keep BRMC A Full Service Hospital

 James A. McDonald, Mayor of Bradford, PA

Good morning, 

I feel that something should be said regarding what the City has done to try to save the Bradford Regional Medical Center and to prevent the current reality of a loss of jobs and services in our city.  

City Administrator Chris Lucco and I have personally reached out to several people at UPMC to try and get upper-level executives to contact the city in an attempt to have conversations relating to any interest in possibly purchasing BRMC from Kaleida.  

Mr. Lucco made several phone calls and reached a VP at UPMC Health Insurance (sperate entity but obviously connected) to also express his desire to have a dialogue in regard to interest in purchasing  BRMC. None of these attempts resulted in any further communication. Private entities and private businesses call their own shots. 

The City met with Upper Alleghany Health Systems when they first announced their plan to move the bulk of their services from Bradford to Olean.  

It was an information session presented by Jeff Zewe and members of his team. 

We did voice our concerns very strongly but the decision was already made by the Board of Directors (which is in fact comprised of many well-known Bradford community members).
As a small city government we do not have much leverage against any private business and if they choose to continue to do business in Bradford.  

The BRMC is already tax exempt, therefore we can not offer any tax incentives for them to stay.
They have obtained millions in state grants for the facility but apparently there were no long-term requirements to continue operations after the grant funding was received.   

This entire situation is extremely concerning to all of the City Officials.
The hospital has been here for well over a century and has provided a needed service to the community.  

Without a full service hospital it most certainly has a potential to impact future economic development in the area and will probably lead to a continued decrease in population.  
However, like I referenced above, private businesses don't answer to the government. We have no ability force a private business to remain open. If Zippo, Dresser, ARG, etc. decided to shut down operations tomorrow, there is nothing we could do other than try to find some state funding to help encourage them to stay. 

God willing, these companies will be here for as long as 16701 exists. 

In the case of the Hospital, they had every move and proposal that they made approved by the PA Department of Health and their Board of Directors had voted to move forward with the plan before it was even announced. 

One thing that the city has been told is that ultimately someone would have to “buy-back” the Hospital from Upper Alleghany Health Systems and Kaleida, and that if they would even consider selling it, the price would probably be extremely high, if an unlikely sale was even to take shape.
Some unfortunate takeaways from what I'm saying: 

-Our current hospital situation took root as soon as UAHS took over the hospital.
-Government (the city) can not compel private entities or companies to do what we wish or think that they should.
-No one can buy a hospital from a group that doesn't wish to sell it.
-It appears as though UAHS developed a plan that was 100% financially motivated and that it actually came to fruition. 

Thank you to the concerned citizens and community leaders that are keeping the fight going to try to save our hospital, but I just wanted you all to be aware of what the city has attempted to do since October of last year to try to get things to go back to how they were. 

I wish that I was able to give more positive information and news this morning, but sometimes the facts are not positive.  

Please know that the city and it's elected and appointed officials did not give up without trying every single thing that we could to save our hospital. 

-Mayor James A McDonald

Truck -Lite Is Hiring Is Hiring Assemblers For Summer


 

Viant Medical Inc. Of Westfield Is Hiring

 


Fathers Day Rib Fest Thursday at Port Allegany Shop n' Save


 

Coudersport Shop 'N Save Is Having Open Interviews


 

Cast Away Charters Is Now Booking Day Trips Starting In June
















Zito Media Is Hiring


 

A Step Ahead In ST. Mary's Is Hiring


 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

ROUTE 155 CLOSED FROM TURTLEPOINT TO LARABEE Y DUE TO FLOODED ROADWAY

Port Allegany & Eldred Twp. dispatched for closing flooded road at 11:30 PM.

Multiple DUI Arrests In Potter County




 

Shirley M. West Ibach, 36, of Hereford, formerly of Brocton, NY

Shirley M. West Ibach 
                   
“beloved wife, mother, and daughter”

HEREFORD, Texas---Shirley M. West Ibach, 36, of Hereford, formerly of Brocton, NY, passed away unexpectedly in University Medical Center, Lubbock, on Friday, June 11, 2021.
     
Born March 29, 1985, in Dunkirk, NY, she was the daughter of Shane L. and Janice M. Priday West.  On September 19, 2008, in Mayville, NY on the Chautauqua Belle, she married Joshua M. Ibach, who survives.
     
Shirley was a graduate of Brocton High School in Brocton, N.Y. and graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.  She later earned her Master’s Degree in English from SUNY Fredonia.   
     
Shirley wrote as a reporter for the Dunkirk Observer and for Chautauqua Today.  She was also employed in the Headstart Program in Chautauqua County, NY.  After moving to Texas with her family, Shirley was employed as an associate professor in the English Department of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX.
     
Shirley was a member of the Portland Congregational Church in Portland, NY.  She loved to read and to write stories, scripts and poetry.  She also enjoyed video games.  Shirley had a deep love and passion for her family, her pets and in raising her son, Xander.  
     
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joshua M. and their son, Xander S. Ibach, at home; her parents, Shane and Janice West of Portland, N.Y; a brother, Adam L. West also of Portland, NY; her paternal grandmother, Roberta West of Millport, PA.; her maternal grandmother, Corrinne Priday of Wellsville, NY; six aunts: Brenda West, Victoria West, Kathy Osgood, Karen Hoffmann, Nancy Priday, and Mary Beland; an uncle, Arnold West; her mother-in-law, Linda Riley of Dunkirk, NY; her father-in-law, Daniel Ibach also of Dunkirk, N.Y.; and several cousins.
     
Shirley was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Loyd West; and her maternal grandfather, Richard Priday.
     
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Shirley on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6 PM at Portland Congregational Church, 8649 Church St, Portland, NY with the Rev. R. Gordon Spiller, officiating.  
    
Family and friends are also invited to attend funeral services on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 1 PM at the Millport United Methodist Church, Millport, Pa., with the Rev. R. Gordon Spiller, officiating.  Burial will be in the Pauline M. West Cemetery, Millport, PA.
      
In lieu of flowers, a gofundme page will be created to help offset hospital costs.
      
Shirley’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
     
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Shirley, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Bradford Dispatched to Grill Fire on Porch


At 5:13 PM on Sunday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 85 Congress Street for a grill fire on a porch.

Mary Jo Heary, 83, of St. Marys, PA.

Mary Jo Heary

Mary Jo Heary, 83, of St. Marys, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Thomas L. KIO, 64, of Ulysses, PA

Thomas L. KIO

Thomas L. KIO, 64, of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  

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

Ludlow Dispatched To Crash on Rt. 321 Near Red Bridge Campground


 At 4:37 PM on Sunday, Ludlow & Kane ambulance have been dispatched to a vehicle into a tree crash on Rt. 321 near the Red Bridge Campground. Occupants are self-extricated.

Kane dispatched for LZ at Kiasutha off Longhouse Drive.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

At 423 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Allegany State
Park, moving east at 20 mph. 

Winds in excess of 40 mph and half inch hail are possible with this
storm. 

Locations impacted include...
Allegany State Park, Limestone, Steamburg and Allegheny Reservoir.
This includes Interstate 86 between exits 17 and 18. 

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle. 

Persons in campgrounds should consider seeking sturdy shelter until
this storm passes.

Belfast Dispatched to Water Rescue


At 4:25 PM on Sunday, Belfast has been dispatched to the area of 119 South Main Street for a person who was floundering in the river.

Galeton Dispatched for Land Rescue


At 4:18 PM on Sunday, Galeton Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Gaines Township at 3481 Rt. 6 for a land rescue of a hiker with heat exhaustion about a half mile into the woods.

5:17 PM--Wellsboro dispatched to assist with the rescue.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 266
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
325 PM EDT SUN JUN 13 2021

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 266 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

 PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BLAIR BRADFORD CAMBRIA
CAMERON CENTRE CLEARFIELD
CLINTON COLUMBIA ELK
HUNTINGDON JUNIATA LACKAWANNA
LUZERNE LYCOMING MCKEAN
MIFFLIN MONTOUR NORTHUMBERLAND
POTTER SNYDER SULLIVAN
SUSQUEHANNA TIOGA UNION
WARREN WYOMING
ATTN...WFO...CTP...BGM...

NESSMUK ROD AND GUN CLUB SKEET SHOOTS ARE SUNDAYS, 27 & JULY 11 AND EVERY SUNDAY IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June 27 and July 11, weather permitting, the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting skeet shoots for members and the public at its outdoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro. 

Skeet shoots will then resume in August and September. They will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday, including on Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, weather permitting. The decision about whether skeet shoots will continue on Sundays in October will be made in September. 

The fee to shoot skeet for members and non-members 18 years of age and older is $6 per round of 25 clays and $3 for youth ages 12 to 17. 

All shooters have to provide their own shotguns and ammunition. Eye and ear protection are required.

For more information, contact Skeet Shoot Coordinator John Davis at johndavispa@gmail.com or 570-439-1300.

TURKEY HUNTERS: PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR HARVEST REPORTS

With Pennsylvania’s spring turkey season now ended, the Game Commission is reminding hunters to report their 2021 turkey harvests.

In addition to harvests, all hunters with special spring turkey licenses – the tags that allow for the harvest of a second gobbler – are required to submit reports. Special spring turkey license holders must submit reports regardless of whether they harvested a second turkey.

There are three ways to report:                                                     

·         Go to www.pgc.pa.gov and click the “Report a Harvest” button near the top of the home page. Then click the HuntFishPA link to be directed to the reporting website. Or go directly to https://huntfish.pa.gov, log in and follow the appropriate instructions.

·         Call 1-800-838-4431. This is a new number that was activated in January when a new hunting and fishing licensing system was put in place.

·         Complete and mail one of the postage-paid report cards provided with the Hunting & Trapping Digest.

In all cases, it is helpful to have your license in front of you, as well as the tag you used in the field after harvesting the bird, with information such as beard and spur lengths.

The deadline to report online or by phone is June 13. Postcards received through June 21 will be accepted by mail.

While the law requires turkey harvests be reported within 10 days, and within five days for Mentored Hunting Permit holders, the Game Commission has extended the reporting deadline due to recent technical difficulties with the online reporting system, which now have been resolved.

Investigation Ongoing For Harassment Between Two Juveniles In Keating TWP.


 

Port Allegany Man Cited For Harassment In Liberty TWP.


 

No Injuries And Disabling Damage In Vehicle VS. Deer Crash On Buena Vista Highway In Jones TWP.


 

Investigation Ongoing For Theft By Deception In Eldred TWP.


 

One Transported To Erie County Medical Center Following A Two Vehicle Crash On E. Valley RD. In Keating TWP.


 

Two Transported To Hospitals Following A Motorcycle crash On RT. 446 In Keating TWP.


 

MT. Jewett Man Charged With Harassment


 

DUI Charges Pending Blood Test Results In Port Allegany Boro


 

Lewis Run PSP Are Investigating A Break In In Eldred Boro