DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Runners Conquered The Hill Again In 37th God's Country Marathon

Runners as the 2011 God's Country Marathon Starts at the Galeton School

Some of the many volunteers who provided water to runners.

Blow up of Christian Byler, 2011 winner as he runs thru Sweden Valley

Christian Byler pictured when he won the 2008 God's Country Marathon
Photographer Leo Szczesny snapped over 2,000 photos today. After they are edited, you can purchase photos at

Hot Chicks From Texas Move To Potter County Farm

A large group of females and two males from Texas have moved Linkinto a Potter County farm this weekend and are getting lots of attention.

Here's some photos we found of them basking in the sunshine.

Coudersport Ambulance To Baker Creek Road

At 10:55 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the Baker Creek Road for a medical call.

Roulette Fire Dept. Congratulates Graduates

Roulette Ambulance To Sartwell Creek Road

At 6:19 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance is responding to Sartwell Creek Road for a man with a head injury from a drilling rig in the area.

A chopper has been requested airborne. A landing zone is being set up at D. E. Errick's in Burtville. The chopper landed at 6:49. Patient is at LZ at 6:56.

At 7:05 pm, Mercy Flight 6 is airborne en route to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

Fire Alarm At Potter County Historical Society

Automatic Fire Alarm In Coudersport
At 6:11 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at the Potter County Historical Society.

Automatic Fire Alarms At Potter County Courthouse & Historical Society

Structure Fire Alarms
At 1:28 pm on Saturday, Automatic Fire Alarm for a structure fire at the Potter County Courthouse and the Potter County Historical Society.

Residents report a lightning strike in the downtown area.


Chief reporting telephone pole struck by lightning in front of Coudersport Post Office. Top of pole was blown right off.


Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 1:08 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical patient.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 12:47pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 South for a fall victim.

Gabler Introduces Light Bulb Bill

Gabler Introduces Light Bulb Bill

In reaction to recent federal regulations that will eliminate the sale of incandescent light bulbs in the United States, a Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent this mandate from killing American jobs and limiting the rights of consumers.

Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield & Elk) said his bill is aimed at protecting jobs at a bulb manufacturing facility in his district and reminding Congress that it is not their job to tell consumers what they can and cannot buy.

“I'm very proud to represent a district in Pennsylvania that includes the last remaining incandescent light bulb manufacturing factory in the country," Gabler said in a news release, "and it highlights a very important issue to me... that the federal government has made a very big mistake in outlawing incandescent light bulbs. And so I have introduced a bill that will allow Pennsylvanians to purchase Pennsylvania made incandescent light bulbs going forward, and I’ve also introduced a resolution that would call on Congress to rescind that terrible mandate and put the power back in the hands of the consumers in the United States.”LinkLink
Osram Sylvania in St. Marys is the country's oldest functioning light bulb manufacturing plant. It produces nearly 2 million incandescent light bulbs a day.

Save The Former Knox & Kane Facebook Group needs help

Save The Former Knox & Kane Facebook Group needs help

My name is Corey Appleby. I started a facebook group about 2 years ago trying to save the rest of the former Knox & Kane railroad from being scrapped.

The group was titled Save the Former Knox & Kane Railroad.

Last spring I was in the Bradford Era and Reporter Argus about how I was trying to save it. The page has been doing good with 648 members at this point.

Just recently Facebook is making cuts and getting rid of the pages and groups with low activity. I was wondering if you could try to help get the activity up and try to save the page from being removed.
The link to the page is:

Christian Byler Is God's Country Marathon Winner

Christian Byler of Rochester, NY time: 2.50.19 (Photo by Coudy Santa)

Hyde-A-Way Gardens To Have Lots Of Vegetable Plants At Farmer's Market At Discounted Prices

Richard N. Nickerson, 52, of Galeton, PA

Richard N. Nickerson, 52, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born February 11, 1959 in Corning, NY, he was a son of Lillian (Cornelius) Nickerson Frost and the late James E. Nickerson. On October 5, 1985, in Galeton, he married the former Diane Falk, who survives.

Rick was an auto mechanic and worked at Bosek & Rankin Motor Sales for 24 years. He greatly enjoyed camping, music, playing guitar, and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Diane Nickerson, and mother, Lillian Cornelius Nickerson Frost, are a son, Richard P. Nickerson, Galeton; three daughters, Crystal E. (Brian) Thompson, Coudersport, Joesie R. (fiancé, Raleigh Hillyard) Nickerson, Galeton, and Lillian K. Nickerson, Galeton; a brother, James (Mary Jane) Nickerson, Galeton; step-father, Paul Grondin, Spencerport, NY; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Rick was predeceased by four brothers, Joseph, Carmen, Bradley, and Bud.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 1:30-2:30pm with Funeral Services following at 2:30pm. The Rev. John Knudson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Dog FOUND In Germania Area-Is It Yours?


Now that he has come in the house, We found that he is a large pit bull, tan with black muzzle. GERMANIA AREA - RIDGE ROAD

Contact info

Now Open Sunday At Potter County Beverage In Coudersport

Buchsen Gun Auction Today (Saturday) In Galeton--No Minimums--No Reserves

Morgan AM&T Seeks Quality Engineer In Coudersport Facility


Morgan AM&T has an opening for a Quality Engineer in the Coudersport, PA facility. Responsibilities of this position include facilitating customer corrective actions, specification review, advance quality planning activities, process monitoring and improvement.

Candidates interested in this position should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5-years equivalent work experience. Familiarity with SPC, ISO 9001, GD&T, Control Plans, FMEAs and lean concepts are preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision, be flexible, and self-motivated. Compensation includes a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Resumes should be mailed to:

Morgan AM&T

ATT: Human Resource Manager

1118 East Second St.

Coudersport, PA 16915

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Friday, June 3, 2011

Marcellus Frack Water Not Going Into Streams

DEP says Marcellus Shale drilling waste no longer being discharged into streams



June 03, 2011, 5:04PM
Pennsylvania has accomplished a 'dramatic sea change' in its protection of water from pollution by drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, according to the state's top environmental regulator. Full story »

Maryetta's Mission scholarship fund is accepting donations

Maryetta's Mission scholarship fund is accepting donations for a garage/rummage sale to be held at the First Church of God in Eldred on June 25th.

Maryetta's Mission is sponsored by the First Church of God in Eldred, in memory of Maryetta Jackson who passed away March of 2009. The fund provides financial assistance to chosen applicants who are studying to enter the ministry in some form, either as a missionary, pastor or other recognized Christian ministries. Applicants from all denominations are encouraged to apply. For more information visit

To donate items for this sale, contact Steve Jackson @ 716-378-7893 or Joan Jackson @ 716-378-5007

Traffic Safety and Juvenile Justice on House Schedule

Traffic Safety and Juvenile Justice on House Schedule

The state House returns to session on Monday, June 6, to debate and vote on various issues of importance.

Texting While Driving… A Primary Offense
House Bill 8 (Rep. Kathy Watson, R-Bucks County) – will be voted by the full House next week; it is schedule for a Third Consideration vote on Monday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood calls texting while driving a “menace to society.”

Luzerne County’s “Kids For Cash” Aftermath – Making the Courts Safe for Kids
Last year’s Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice identified a number of problems to be corrected in order to restore public confidence in the state’s juvenile courts system. House Bill 1546 (Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne County) would mandate the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission analyze information and make recommendations to judges and the Administrative Offices of Pennsylvania Courts. The agency would also post the information on its website, ensuring the data is shared. House Bill 1567 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne County) deals with the public pensions of officials pleading guilty or no contest, or are found guilty in public corruption cases; the pensions would be immediately forfeited.

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 HERE.

Hatcher Live At Olga Saturday Night At 8:00 PM

One Vehicle Accident On Rt. 46 South of Smethport

Injury Reported In Crash
At 5:06 pm on Friday, Smethport Fire Rescue and Ambulance are responding to a one vehicle accident on Rt. 46, 1 mile south of fairgrounds. One person is reported injured.

Two Critical After Tree Hits Wagon On Pine Creek Trail

Two senior citizens critical after tree hit wagon
by Jason Przybycien
Wellsboro Gazette
Published: Friday, June 3, 2011 3:43 PM CDT
Brian Caldwell, a conservation officer with the state Bureau of Forestry, has released the names of three older women who remain hospitalized at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. The women have head and torso injuries after an oak tree that fell on their covered wagon tour in the Pa. Grand Canyon.

Mary Cion, Columbus, N.J., who had the most severe injuries, remains in serious condition. Helen Meloni, 75, Whiting, N.J., is also in serious condition and Mary Gillett, 81, East Columbus, N.J., has improved to fair. More...


~ Agenda ~
June 2, 2011


Memorandum of Understanding – Potter County Education Council for design and maintenance of the development of the Natural Gas Resource Website for Potter, McKean & Cameron Counties through Protocol 80; $3,500, 05/11 – 12/31/11

Professional Services Contract – Dean Predmore; Services for 5/31/11 – 8/15/11 at a cost not to exceed $2,800.00 for Commodity Flow Studies.

Contract – Priority One Consulting, monthly updated wireless account tracking system along with funding application submissions and reconciliation forms

Sugar Valley Lodge
Enhanced Residential Services
New service, billable rate is $14.26 per diem
1/1/11 through 6/30/12

Lucinda Greene, DES, Agricultural Emergencies - Awareness, Pleasant Gap, PA – June 11 & 12, 2011; requesting lodging, mileage and meals

Lucinda Greene, DES, Agricultural Emergencies in an Agricultural Environment, Pleasant Gap, PA – August 5 - 7, 2011; requesting lodging, mileage and meals

Amy Moshier, Prothonotary, Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphan’s Court 2011 Annual Conference, Erie, PA – July 17 – 22, 2011; requesting registration fee, parking fee, lodging, mileage and meals

Temporary Hiring Recommendation – Recommendation from Donald Tanner, Cooperative Extension Director, to hire Amanda Hershey as a full-time temporary Secretary beginning immediately at salary set forth in the union contract. This position is a 30 day temporary position based on the medical leave of the main secretary.

Hiring Recommendation – Recommendation from Sheriff Kenneth Sauley to hire Roy L. Weidler as part-time Corrections Officer at the Potter County Jail; hiring to commence as of June 6, 2011 at the rate of pay set forth in the union contract.

Josh Hatcher will be performing two live acoustic shows Saturday!

Josh Hatcher will be performing two live acoustic shows Saturday!

At 10AM in Smethport at the Country Porch for their Grand Opening Celebration (They are hosting bands and musicians all day that day)

At 8PM in Coudersport at Cafe Olga - it'll be a great way to unwind and recharge after the God's Country Marathon that day!

Josh's music is a mix of folk, rock, reggae, blues, and jazz, and his solo performances are captivating, entertaining, and a great way to get inspired.

Enjoy this video - this is a demo video Josh recorded after writing "Set This World On Fire" - Josh usually throws down a rough recording after he writes a song so that he don't forget it. His daughter loves it when the guitar comes out - and wanted to join in.

Find out more about Josh and the Josh Hatcher Band at

Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Lipps, 86, of 65 School Street, Bradford, PA

Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Lipps, 86, of 65 School Street, passed away Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at Bradford Regional Medical Center with her family by her side.

Born December 22, 1924, in Sunburst, MT, she was a daughter of the late Roy T. and Emma (Johnson) Berray and was the youngest of seven children, all of whom preceded her in death.

On November 14, 1942 in Sheffield, she married her husband of 62 years, John B. "Ben" Lipps who died on November 6, 2004.

Mrs. Lipps attended Bradford High School. She worked at Owens Illinois and retired from Corning Glass after 30 + years of service. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Bradford Stroke Group. In retirement she knitted, traveled and camped, enjoyed her grandchildren, and was active at the Senior Center.

She is survived by four sons, John B. Lipps, Jr. of Wendell, NC, George L. (Suzanne) Lipps, Joseph A. (Kathleen) Lipps, all of Bradford, and James M. (Kristin) Lipps, of Little Elm, TX a daughter, Muriel "Meme" (Steve Woodel) Ransom of Bradford, 21 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, June 6, 2011, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill funeral Homes, Inc., South Ave. where a prayer service will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Leo Gallina, Pastor as celebrant. Committal services and Mausoleum Entombment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

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

On line condolences may be made at



Continuing our long history of supporting other worthwhile not-for-profit groups and organizations, Olean Community Theatre will be sponsoring a “hard goods” drive for supplies for CAMP GOOD DAYS AND SPECIAL TIMES at each performance of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Camp Good Days and Special Times provides support for families that have been touched by cancer and other life challenges.

If you would like to support this effort, there will be a drop off table in the lobby at each performance of our show. Here is a listing of the type of items* that would be most welcome:

• Various toiletries (shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, lotion, etc.)
• Sleeping bags
• New pillows
• Towels/washcloths
• Flashlights
• Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D)
• Computer paper (white and multi-color)
• Room de-humidifiers
• Room fans
• Leather work gloves
• Pool furniture
• New First Aid kits/supplies (ie. band aids)
• Adult & Youth size Water shoes
• Wrapping paper/gift bags/ribbon
• Scrapbooks
• Photo Albums
• Digital Camera (new)
• Blank CDs/DVDs
• CD/DVD towers (for storing)
• Photo/Slides to CD conversion services
• Type III Life Vests (Adult, Youth, Child sizes)
• Water Noodles
• Megaphone
• Assorted Sharpie markers
• Duct tape/masking tape/scotch tape
• Assorted fabrics

*For more information, please go to and .*

I-80 Columbia County work zone lane restrictions for next week

Travel Advisory


I-80 Columbia County work zone lane restrictions for next week

Following are the planned work-zone lane closures for Interstate 80 in Columbia County for the week of June 6.

Monday through Thursday, the I-80 eastbound right lane and westbound left lane will have a daylight signing pattern (lane restrictions) for approximately 200' for haul trucks to enter and exit work areas between mile 241(Lime Ridge/Berwick) and 242 (Mifflinville). This will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

A stop condition will continue at the top of the ramps entering westbound I-80 from SR 339 south and eastbound I-80 from SR 11 north.

At this point there are no lane closures planned for Friday, June 10.

Hyde-A-Way Gardens To Have Lots Of Vegetable Plants At Farmer's Market At Discounted Prices

Free cancer screenings to be held at CCMH

Free cancer screenings to be held at CCMH

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s oncology and medical staff will provide free skin cancer screenings from 7:30-9:30 a.m., June 11 at CCMH’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. Light refreshments will be served. Call 877/274-8200 for an appointment.

Sweden Valley Manor Thanks Local Community

Sweden Valley Manor Thanks Local Community

Multiple community members and businesses donated their time, decorations and talents to making National Nursing Home Week 2011 a memorable experience for those living and working at Sweden Valley Manor.

Our heart-felt thanks go out to: Mayor Furman (Mother’s Day Proclamation), Monica Bowman (Mother’s Day corsages), Hershey Farms (flowers on consignment), Mike Pepper (suits of armor for Merry Ole England), Coudersport Junior/Senior High School (large map of Europe), Deidre Reinhart (various decorations), Jakob Bailey and Josie Wondelich – Jubilee Jammers (music in Paris), Original Italian Pizza (Italian décor), Jill Oliver and Anthony Gimino (Italian singing), Coudersport Beverage (various beer signs and décor), Dennis Pollock of Re-Run’s What Nots (various decorations for our German Biergarten), Alan Dickerson of Barn Dog Antiques and Collectibles (various decorations), and Fifteen Bean Band (music for Friday’s “Rockin’ in the USA”). Thank you for all you did to make this a special week.

National Nursing Home Week a Great Success!

National Nursing Home Week a Great Success!

The seniors and staff of Sweden Valley Manor celebrated National Nursing Home Week last month by taking a tour of four European countries including England, France, Italy, and Germany.

Each day included themed costumes such as Robin Hood hats, French berets, Togas, and German Lederhosen/Fraulein outfits.

Denise Proctor and Janet Vosick joined in the fun by wearing their togas with pride while “visiting” Italy. Themed food and entertainment included a King’s Feast for Merry Ole England, French pastries and music, meatball subs and Italian singing, and Bavarian pretzels and beer along with German music.

On Friday, the seniors and staff returned home to the USA and enjoyed music by Fifteen Bean Band and visits from Elvis and Marilyn Monroe.

SOAP BOX DERBY Volunteers Needed

Soap Box Derby

June 11th is the SOAP BOX DERBY at Dorothy Lane (by the Pitt Campus)
We'd like to get a group of us from Open Arms to help out at various parts of the day.

Please come out and help fill one of these holes! (and wear your Open Arms Shirt if you have one!)

7AM - Set Up Crew - Setting up equipment, cars, tables, etc.

9AM - Race Starts - Help needed with swapping out the wheels on the cars at the bottom of the hill - getting cars on the ramps at the top of the hill - selling 50/50 tickets, raffle tickets, etc.

Clean Up Crew - needed at the end of the race to help pick up litter - pack up equipment - etc.

Can you help? If so - let me know what role you can fill - even just coming out and cheering on the racers would be appreciated!

Pennsylvania Game Commission News

Pennsylvania Game Commission News

June 3, 2011
Release #065-11
HARRISBURG – With recent approval from the federal government, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has released for public comment its final Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) Programmatic Environmental Assessment document
June 2, 2011
Release #064-11
HARRISBURG – In what wildlife officials are calling a “truly bizarre situation,” Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Jerry Czech today announced that a beaver suspected of having attacked three individuals over the past two
June 2, 2011
Release #063-11
HARRISBURG – Beginning Monday, June 13, Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2011-12 seasons will go on sale, according to Carl G. Roe, agency executive director.
June 1, 2011
Release #062-11
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the Board of Game Commissioners will hold its upcoming meeting on June 27-28, in the auditorium of the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters
May 31, 2011
Release #061-11
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pittsburgh Pirates are teaming up this year to offer an exclusive discount to Pirates fans with a Pennsylvania hunting or furtaker license.

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, June 6 – June 10, 2011

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter/Cameron County, June 6 – June 10, 2011

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of June 6 through June 10, weather permitting.

Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Potter County 0260:
Sign Crew: 04
Various Routes – Resetting/Replacing, signs throughout the county

Bridge Crew: 06
● State Route: 49, Seg 510, Deck Repair

Pipe Replacement: 33
● State Route: 4014, pipe replacement

Tail Ditching: 34
● State Route: 44 - Ditching

Shoulder Cutting, Inlet Cleaning: 44, 41
• State Route: 1003, Louckmills Road

East Patching, Shoulder Stabilization: 42
• State Route: 1010– Patching

West Patching, Shoulder Stabilization: 31
● State Route: 44/4023 - Patching

Cameron County 0240:
● State Route: 120, side dozing and ditching
• State Route: All Routes - Mowing

LinkThe following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

• Glenn O. Hawbaker: State Route 872, Potter County, Bridge Repair
• Glenn O. Hawbaker: T-530 (Clara Road), Bridge Repair –Detour in Place
• Swank Contracting: State Route 120, Cameron County, Bridge Repair

For more information on PennDOT’s roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit the PennDOT website at

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Reagan Catherine Taylor born on 6-2-11 weight 7lbs 2oz born to Megan (Taylor) and Jake A Taylor of Coudersport, PA. She joins her brother Mitchell Jake 3.

Maternal Grandparents Denise and Greg Buchanan and the late Robert T Taylor Jr. of Port Allegany, PA.

Paternal Grandparents Steve Taylor of Salamanca, NY and Deb Kelley of Coudersport, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents Sue and Vic Taylor of Shinglehouse, PA and Joe and Betty Glogouski.

Teen Challenge June 23 RSVP June 10th

Crash Closes Route 11/15 Friday Afternoon

Travel Advisory
Routes 11/15 being closed at crash scene near Snyder/Juniata County line

Motorists traveling Routes 11/15 south of Selinsgrove are advised that the road will be closed and detoured at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the vicinity of the Mahantango Boat Access, just north of the Juniata County line in Snyder County.

A detour will be set up using Routes 104 and 35.

It is not known how long the detour will be in effect.

PennDOT Investment Assists Police with Seat-Belt Enforcement

PennDOT Investment Assists Police with Seat-Belt Enforcement

June 7, 2011

Clearfield – PennDOT is reminding motorists that the “Click it or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement campaign is under way. The campaign runs through June 12 and features the creation of Traffic Enforcement Zones, which target highways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes and fatalities.

PennDOT’s statewide investment of federal funds – $91,000 for Pennsylvania State Police and $775,000 for municipal police – will cover overtime and equipment costs for law enforcement to conduct seat-belt enforcement in two waves this year. At least half of all enforcement will take place during nighttime hours, when seat-belt use is typically lower.

Twenty police departments in PennDOT’s District 2 will participate. Departments in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, McKean and Mifflin counties are among more than 600 law enforcement agencies statewide participating in the “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

According to PennDOT statistics, there were 524 unbelted highway fatalities in Pennsylvania in 2010, a 16.2 percent increase compared to 2009. Of this number, there was one in Cameron County; four in Centre County; 11 in Clearfield County; four in Clinton County; two in Elk County; two in McKean County; and five in Mifflin County.

PCEC Classes Offered Techsploration


The purpose of this summer program is to introduce regional youth (grades 5 – 9) to the many technical job opportunities we have in the region, to educate their parents about these opportunities and local education providers addressing these needs, and to start developing leadership, interpersonal and soft skills in our youth.

This will be a hands-on learning opportunity for regional youth to visit the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, explore the technical career opportunities that exist in the region, and to participate in activities utilizing the equipment and resources available at the Career and Technical Center. During this 2-day session, students will participate in a leadership skills / interpersonal skills development activity, tour the facility, learn about the career opportunities the Career and Technical Center can help prepare them for, and ultimately work on hands-on projects in 4 of the labs at the Career and Technical Center.

Hands on activities may include: changing oil in a car, laser engraving a wood product, building a small piece of furniture, developing a web site, designing a newsletter, building a basic computer network, installing memory to a computer, building a network cable, baking or cooking in the culinary arts kitchen, or any number of other activities. These activities will be based on the student’s age level to ensure safety and success.

Funding for this program was provided by North Central Workforce Investment Board’s Youth Council / Regional Career Education Partnership. This course will be offered free of charge. Maximum enrollment for this program is 40 participants, 20 from each age cohort.

Dates: June 13 and 14 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (for students entering grades 5 & 6)
June 15 & 16 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (for students entering grades 7 – 9)
To register call 814-545-1333 or check out our website at

Serious Blood Shortage Of Type A & O in Area



Wellsboro, PA - The blood supply has been declining since before Memorial
Day weekend, but recent heavy usage by several patients, has put us over the
edge. The Community Blood Bank is appealing to the public to come in and
donate before the weekend to prevent the situation from turning critical.

The Community Blood Bank of NW PA is holding a blood drive on Monday June
6th from noon to 5pm in the boardroom at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial
Hospital in Wellsboro. Walk-ins are welcome; No appointment is needed to
save a life.

"We've been expecting a tough summer for the blood supply," Says Dan
Desrochers Director of Marketing at the Community Blood Bank. "We just hope
enough people are generous enough to give up a half an hour to help save a

The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is licensed by the FDA
and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the
Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It
is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America's Blood

Wanted: Someone To Demolish Log Building In Coudersport

Someone to take on the task of demolition
of a 55’ x 140’ log building in Coudersport, PA.

He/She would be able to purchase the building materials from the existing structure. Cost of demolition and purchase of existing structure materials are open to negotiations. Existing structure has beautiful natural finish pine trusses. Structure is squared logs and easily removable. Interior has substantial knotty pine in excellent condition. Building constructed in mid- 90’s.

Please contact Lewis Foltz at (814) 280-0827 or email

Mac Road flood repairs June 7-10; detour scheduled

Travel Advisory
Mac Road flood repairs June 7-10; detour scheduled

On Tuesday, June 7 at 8 a.m. a PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County will close State Route 4007 (Mac Road) in Burlington Township for a large pipe replacement.

The road currently has a single-lane, self-regulated stop condition where April flooding caused damage.

The road will be closed between Codding Road and Kendall Hill Road.

The detour route will be Codding Road; which connects to Mac Road on both sides of the pipe.

The road is expected to be reopened by late afternoon on Friday, June 13.

First round of beams for new DuBoistown Bridge to arrive June 7

Travel Advisory
First round of beams for new DuBoistown Bridge to arrive June 7

Starting Tuesday, June 7 the contractor building the new DuBoistown Bridge between Williamsport and DuBoistown over the Susquehanna River will begin to receive the first round of beams for the new bridge. Beams are scheduled to arrive, five daily, over five consecutive weekdays through Monday, June 13. They will be set on the first five spans for the new bridge.

The beams will arrive via Route 220 north to the Reach Road Exit, and then travel Reach Road to Arch Street and to the work site adjacent to the existing river crossing. Minimal traffic impacts are anticipated. Flaggers will control local traffic for the Reach Road/Arch Street crossing and from Arch Street onto the project access road.

The beams will be delivered over the following schedule:

Tues., June 7 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Wed., June 8 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thurs., June 9 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Fri., June 10 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Mon., June 13 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Morgan AM&T Seeks Quality Engineer In Coudersport Facility


Morgan AM&T has an opening for a Quality Engineer in the Coudersport, PA facility. Responsibilities of this position include facilitating customer corrective actions, specification review, advance quality planning activities, process monitoring and improvement.

Candidates interested in this position should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5-years equivalent work experience. Familiarity with SPC, ISO 9001, GD&T, Control Plans, FMEAs and lean concepts are preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision, be flexible, and self-motivated. Compensation includes a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Resumes should be mailed to:

Morgan AM&T

ATT: Human Resource Manager

1118 East Second St.

Coudersport, PA 16915

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Buchsen Gun Auction Saturday In Galeton--Preview Friday-No Minimums--No Reserves

Thursday, June 2, 2011

14 Preschool Students Graduate From Austin

Austin Graduates 14 Preschool Students

Fourteen preschool students graduated at the Annual Preschool Graduation Ceremony held on Thursday, June 2nd in the School Gymnasium. Special Thank You to Preschool Teacher Barbara Creech and Teacher Aide Vanessa Burgett.

Standing l to r: Kendyl Welsh, Leroy Daniels, Elizabeth Clinton, Jonathan Foster, Treven Geci, Dawson Hooftallen, Dominic Rees, Collin Stuckey, Savannah Horton, Jade Welsh.
Kneeling l to r: Xavier Stiles, Hallie Rigas, Marah Fowler, Ella Brewer
Photo By High School Principal Kimberly Rees

Birth Announcement

Marty Weiss sent this photo of a fawn born today near his home on Dutch Hill. Marty said it was resting "very close to the road." Drive with care on Dutch Hill.

William A. Schena, 72, Cowley Hill Road, Austin, PA

William A. Schena, 72, Cowley Hill Road, Austin, died Monday at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona.

He was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Weedville, a son of the late Andrew "Godfrey" and Angelina Martioni Schena.

He was raised in Weedville and lived many places across the country and resided the past six years in Austin.

He was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High school class of 1957. He was an Army Atomic Veteran, serving in 1957.

He was self-employed in logging and coal mining, occupations for most of his life. He retired from the Pa. Fish and Game Commission as a deputy game warden under Harold Harshberger.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force and was an avid gun collector and wine maker. He was a member of Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's, Horton Twp. Sportsmen's, Austin-Costello Sportsmen's and the Loyal Order of Moose. He enjoyed fishing, trucks, the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family.

Survivors include a son, Jon C. Schena Sr. of Corry; a sister, Mary Nelson of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Jamie W. Schena.
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SCHENA: William A., Cowley Hill Road, Austin, died May 30, 2011. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Tyler celebrating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Bennett's Valley Legion Post 978 Burial Detail.

Oak Tree Falls On Horse Drawn Wagon/Several Injured

Tree strikes wagon on Pine Creek Trail

by Jason Przybycien
Wellsboro Gazette

Published: Thursday, June 2, 2011 7:24 PM CDT
In the early evening June 2, a large oak tree ended a covered wagon tour on Pine Creek Trail. The trunk split off from the base of the main trunk and crashed across the middle of the horse-drawn wagon, sending six people to hospitals in separate ambulances. More With Photos....

Wellsboro Gazette Facebook Page has photos of Storm damage in area & Photos of wagon.

Lars E. Lanphere, 36, Austin, TX

AUSTIN, Texas —Lars E. Lanphere, 36, passed away on Friday (May 27, 2011) in Austin, Texas, where he had resided for many years. He was born Sept. 26, 1974, in Wellsville, the son of Gordon E. and Linda S. (Beauprey) Lanphere.

Lars was a 1992 graduate of Wellsville High School and graduated from Johnson University in Vermont in 1998, with a degree in English Education. He was a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and was of the Awaesaeh “Bear” Clan.

He is survived by his wife, Rae (Doppman) Lanphere of Austin, Texas; two sons, Ethan Edward and Malcolm “Max” Lanphere and their mother, Dr. Heather M. Lanphere of Wellsville; his father, Gordon (Bridgette) Lanphere of Hammondsport; his mother, Linda S. Hunt of Wellsville; two sisters, Darcy A. (Carson) Shutt of Galeton, Pa., and Kelsey Lanphere of Hammondsport; two stepsisters, Kathy Wittie of Andover, and Kim (Dennis) Herr of Wellsville; one stepbrother, Gary Hunt of Wellsville; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandparents; his stepfather, Ramond L. Hunt; two uncles, Luke Beauprey and Bill McQueen; one aunt, Jacqueline Miller; and a cousin, Ronda McQueen Burrous.

The family suggests that a book in memory of Lars be donated to a library of the donor’s choice. He favored classic literature. To leave online condolences, please visit /

A memorial service in Wellsville is being planned and will be announced

Gertrude A. Smith, 80, of 407 W. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA

Gertrude A. Smith, 80, of 407 W. Allegany Ave., Emporium died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Wednesday (June 1, 2011) afternoon.

She was born June 23, 1930 in Emporium a daughter of the late William H. and Virginia Woodring Gibbs. She married the late Martin H. Smith.

Mrs. Smith graduated from Emporium High School. She retired from Cameron Manufacturing where she worked for many years.

She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren, especially Tasha & Trae.

Daughter: Linda, Mrs. Donald Armstrong, Florida
Daughter: Patricia Hunt, Emporium
Son: Thomas Smith, Emporium
Daughter: Joyce, Mrs. Glenn Lyon, Emporium
Son: James Smith and his wife Beverly, Emporium
Son: Michael Smith and his wife April, Emporium
17 Grandchildren
Brother: John "Mick" Gibbs and his wife Barbara, Emporium
Sister: Patricia Zofrea, Ohio
Sister: Mary Jane, Mrs. Dan Paterson, California

Preceded in Death By
Parents: William H. and Virginia Woodring Gibbs
Husband: Martin H. Smith
Daughter: Mary Ann Smith in infancy
6 Sisters: Louise Rutz, Virginia Russell, Bessie Neenan, Lois Brown, Susan Kline & Nina Shadman
4 Brothers: Robert, William, Jr., James and Amsey Gibbs

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 -1:00 PM. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (June 4, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor of the Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Coudersport Ambulance To Town Line Road

At 8:45 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Town Line Road for a medical call.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 8:18 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 South for a victim of a fall.

Amy Belle Sherry, formerly of 86 State St., Bradford, PA

BRADFORD, PA- Amy Belle Sherry, formerly of 86 State St., Bradford, passed away in Georgia on Monday (May 30, 2011) at the age of 98.

She was born March 27, 1913, a daughter of Simon and Ida Reed Himes of the Summerville, Pa., area. She had resided in Bradford for many years with her husband, Lewis D. Sherry, who passed away in 1991.

Amy and Lewie also lived in the Duke Center area for many years.

At the age of 95, she moved to Eatonton, Ga., to live with her daughter, Evelyn Sherry Hawkins.

Amy was what one might call a "flower girl." She loved to plant and nurture flowers.

Surviving besides her daughter of Georgia are five sons, Frank Sherry of Cuba, N.Y., Ken Sherry of Olean, N.Y., Roger "Bud" Sherry of Agawam, Mass., Dan Sherry of Eagle Mountain, Utah, and Paul Sherry of St. Marys, Pa.; as well as 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren living in various areas of the U.S.

Mrs. Sherry will be cremated and her remains will be placed with her husband in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred, at a date and time to be announced. The Rev. Dorothy Kunselman will officiate.

Mary G. Miller, 90, formerly of 7864 Route 417 West, Bolivar, NY

BOLIVAR, NY - Mary G. Miller, 90, formerly of 7864 Route 417 West, passed away Sunday (May 29, 2011) at St. John's Nursing Home in Rochester following a lengthy illness.

Born Feb. 15, 1921, in Friendship, she was a daughter of Murry and Mary Peckham Milliman. On March 15, 1941, in Richburg, she married Richard I. Miller, who predeceased her in 1995.

Mary was valedictorian of the Richburg Central School class of 1939. She met her husband Dick while working as a clerk at Hall's Department Store in Bolivar. They resided in Bolivar all their married life after World War II. While most of Mary's efforts were dedicated to maintaining the family home and raising their four children, she also found time over the years to work part-time at the Bolivar Service Store and the Allentown Post Office.

She was a member of the Bolivar United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Richard M. (Nellie) Miller of Westmoreland, Tenn., and Mark E. (Connie) Miller of Allegany; two daughters, Linda (James) Kibby of Hilton and Nancy (Robert) Dunbar of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Frances Milliman of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers; four sisters; a daughter-in-law, Diane; and a granddaughter, Tammy Thacker.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar, on Saturday (June 4, 2011) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held, with the Rev. David Herne of Heritage AFlame Ministries officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Lt. Governor Takes Commission To Well Sites

Lt. Governor Cawley Leads Marcellus Shale Commission on Tour to See
Impact of Natural Gas Drilling

Williamsport, Lycoming County – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today led the
Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission on a fact-finding mission to see the impact
the natural gas industry is having on communities throughout Lycoming County.
“I want commission members to see for themselves how the growing natural gas
industry is affecting Pennsylvania and its communities,” Cawley said. “This
experience will be helpful as we begin work to finalize our recommendations to the governor.”

About two dozen members of the commission took part in the tour, which was
arranged by the Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce.

Lt. Governor Cawley and commission members talked with local government
leaders and met with several residents who have wells on their properties. Other
tour stops included well sites operated by Anadarko as well as several local
employers that are doing business with the natural gas industry.

One such company, Ralph S. Alberts, in Montoursville, has for years made products used in amusement parks but has adapted its techniques for natural gas drilling. It now makes durable plastic well-pad liners used to contain spills at drilling sites. Like many other companies in this region, it is growing.

“There is only so much we can accomplish working in a hearing room in Harrisburg. That’s why we needed to get out and see with our own eyes how this industry in impacting the region, its residents and the economy,” said Cawley.

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Recall On Products Sold In Pennsylvania

Recall Notification Report 040-2011
Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:58:59 -0500

Allison's Gourmet Kitchens, Inc., a Moore, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 22,594 pounds of chicken and ham salad products because they are misbranded and contain potassium sorbate and/or sodium benzoate which do not appear on the package labels.

Margaret E. "Maggie" Lipps, 86, of 65 School Street, Bradford, PA

Margaret E. "Maggie" Lipps, 86, of 65 School Street, passed away Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is laying off 386 In Big Flats

Sikorsky to lay off 386 in Big Flats

Star Gazette

The Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is laying off 386 workers at its Big Flats facility, primarily because of a lull in orders for its military helicopters. More...

Coudersport Ambulance To Freeman House

At 5:46 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Freeman House for a fall victim.

New Action In Ceglia Facebook Lawsuit

Zuckerberg Seeks E-Mail in Facebook Ownership Suit

Bloomburg News

Facebook Inc. and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg asked a court to order Paul Ceglia, the New York man who claims half of Zuckerberg’s holdings, to turn over the original contract and e-mails on which he bases his suit, saying the steps are needed to short-circuit a fraud on the court. Read the article in Bloomburg News....

NYS Building Temporary Lane For Closed I-86 Westbound Lane

Temporary Lane Coming on I-86

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today announced revisions to the highway closure of westbound Interstate 86. Interstate 86 westbound is being closed this afternoon between Exit 20 (Casino), in the City of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, and Exit 18 (NY Route 280, Allegany State Park, Quaker Run Area) in the Town of Cold Spring in Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation, due to a slope failure (crumbling of the road).

The on ramps at Exits 21, 20 and 19 to westbound Interstate 86 are closed. A detour is posted at Exit 21 (Parkway Drive) for all thru traffic on westbound Interstate 86. Motorists wishing to travel beyond Exit 20 are advised to follow thLinke westbound detour at Exit 21 utilizing northbound US Route 219, westbound NY Route 242, westbound NY Route 394 and West Main Street. Traffic will re-enter westbound Interstate 86 at Exit 16 in the Village of Randolph, Cattaraugus County.

NYSDOT is currently constructing a temporary, single westbound lane in the median of Interstate 86 to restore traffic. The temporary bypass is anticipated to be opened no later than June 10, 2011. Repair of the slope failure is continuing and the permanent restoration will take up to two months.

It's Mexican Night At Olga's Tonight (Thursday)

It's Mexican Night At Olga's Tonight

Thompson delivers speech on America's national debt

Volunteer Drivers from Tioga and Potter Needed to Take Patients to Cancer Treatment

Volunteer Drivers from Tioga and Potter Needed to Take Patients to Cancer Treatment

Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there.

The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides free transportation to and from treatment for cancer patients who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Trained volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.

A training for new drivers will be held Thursday, June 16th from 10-11:30am in the Conference Room of the Patterson Cancer Center located at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Road to Recovery drivers must possess a good driving record and a serviceable vehicle.

For more information or to RSVP for the training, please call your American Cancer Society at 888-227-5445, Option 3 or (570) 326-4149.

I-80 WB traffic backlog several miles ahead of Exit 242

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 westbound into Columbia County are advised to be alert for a traffic backlog currently stretching over four miles, from approximately Exit 242 to Mile 246 at this time. Heavy traffic volumes combined with a short-term lane restriction are factors involved.

The traffic restriction is expected to be lifted by early evening, at which time the backlog should dissipate.

Motorists are advised to be alert for slow-moving or stopped traffic ahead as they head westbound on I-80 from Luzerne County into Columbia County this afternoon.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has increased the amount of its merit scholarships for newly enrolled in-state and out-of-state students transferring to Pitt-Bradford in Fall 2011 to enable families to cover their education costs.

“This helps us help transfer students a little bit more, making it easier for them to afford college,” said Dr. K. James Evans, vice president and dean of students.

Merit scholarships are provided to students at the time of admission and are independent of any other financial aid they may receive. They are not based on a student’s need, but rather on his or her academic qualifications.

To qualify, transfer students need to enter Pitt-Bradford with at least 24 credits earned from another college or university, along with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for Pennsylvania residents or 2.5 for out-of-state residents.

Eligibility for scholarships is determined by the offices of admissions and financial aid, but general awards are $3,000 per year for new Pennsylvania transfer students paying in-state tuition and living on campus; new in-state commuter students are eligible for $1,000 per year.

All new out-of-state transfer students meeting the criteria and paying out-of-state tuition are eligible for up to $8,500 each year.

Merit awards apply only to the fall and spring semesters. Summer classes are not eligible. Money also remains available in the merit scholarship program for first-time, full-time freshmen.

For more information on Pitt-Bradford merit scholarships, contact the Office of Admissions at (814)362-7555.

Kevin A. Huss, 48, of Turtlepoint, PA

Kevin A. Huss

TURTLEPOINT- Kevin A. Huss, 48, of Turtlepoint, passed away Thursday (Jun. 2, 2011) unexpectedly at his home,.

Born May 24, 1963, in Port Clinton, OH, he was a son of Robert D. and Audrey M. Gross Huss.

Mr. Huss was a longtime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1981.

He had managed the former Gateway Lanes, Smethport, for a few years and was also a farmer.
Surviving in addition to his mother, Audrey of Turtlepoint, are a son, Devin A. Huss of Turtlepoint; two daughters, Jessica L. Huss McManus and Krista L. Huss McManus both of Coudersport; a brother, Kenneth R. Huss of Turtlepoint; and three sisters, Sharon A. Huss of Deltona, FL, Rebecca S. Neaus of Harrisburg, PA, and Rhonda M. Butler of Roulette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert D. Huss.

Private visitation and funeral services will be held Monday (Jun. 6, 2011) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, with Rev. John Lapp, officiating. Burial will be in Annin Creek Cemetery, Turtlepoint.

I-80 EB lane restriction in Columbia County work zone Friday morning

I-80 EB lane restriction in Columbia County work zone Friday morning

The contractor will be working on Friday to set temporary concrete barrier
on Interstate 80 eastbound from mile 241 (Lime Ridge) to 242 (Mifflinville) in
Columbia County.

The left lane will be closed in this area from 5 a.m. to no later than 12

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any
phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Extended

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Extended, Causer Says

HARRISBURG – Area residents eligible for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program now have until Dec. 31 to apply for the 2010 program, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today.

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2010. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities.

Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:

$0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (Homeowners and renters)
$8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (Homeowners and renters)
$15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (Homeowners only)
$18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (Homeowners only)

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of many initiatives supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians. Since the program began in 1971, more than $4 billion has been paid to qualified applicants.

Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available at Causer’s local offices: 78 Main St., First Floor, in Bradford (814-362-4400) and 107 S. Main St. in Coudersport (814-274-9769). Forms are also available online at