DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Street machines


Saturday, February 1, 2014

ALERT....Due to recent phone scams.........

ALERT....Due to recent phone scams.........
PLEASE do NOT give any personal Information to anyone over the phone.. You never get something for nothing....You Don't win contest that you never entered...if you have never heard from a relative from far away...they don't need bail a hurry..

Habitat For Humanity Uses New Donated Tools

 Habitat For Humanity Uses New Donated Tools

Habitat For Humanity volunteer Duane Fry uses a new hand held saw donated by UNI TEC Engineers of State College, while Habitat President Dick Meyers looks on. Habitat For Humanity received the tools recently from Pat Ward, President of UNI TEC Engineers after Pat heard of the need by Habitat.  Pat said he enjoyed giving back to communities his company works for and he especially liked what Habitat is all about and hoped to volunteer on a local project soon. Habitat For Humanity needs tools and volunteers, they are currently working on a house in Roulette.

Beagle Lost In Port Allegany

Beagle Lost In Port Allegany
One of our beagles just broke his chain and ran away from our house @ the top of Katherine St. in Port Allegany. We have only lived here for a week so not sure where he headed. His name is Gunner.
Gunner just found his way home! Thank you!

Coudersport Mock Trial Team Wins District Competition In Smethport

Congratulations to the Coudersport High School mock trial team for winning the district mock trial competition in Smethport on Friday. They beat seven area teams in a two-day tournament to become the district champs once again.  Coached by teacher adviser Theresa Daniels and attorney adviser Rebecca Ross, the team will now advance to the regional competition in Williamsport next month.
Pictured below from L-R: Mrs. Theresa Daniels, Madison Smith (timekeeper), Ethan Hite, Torie Tezik (timekeeper), Joel Pepper, Victoria Robinson, Phillip Andrus, Andrew Rigas, Nicole Fink, Branson Elliott, Tommy Heller, Carlie Watson, Rachel Newton, Daniel Kane, Gabe Trimbur, Jillian Updegraff (timekeeper)

Hinsdale Dispatched To Accident On Rt. 446

Hinsdale Dispatched To Accident On Rt. 446
At 8:30 PM on Saturday, Hinsdale has been dispatched to a car into a building and a utility pole on Route 446.

Lots of Action At Snowmobile Hillclimb Races At Ski Denton

Lots of Action At Snowmobile Hillclimb Races At Ski Denton

Photos courtesy of Melissa Troutman/

Barbara A. Piscitelli, 80, of Olean, NY, formerly of Eden Heights, Olean and 41 Oxford Street, Bradford

Barbara A. Piscitelli, 80, of Olean, NY, formerly of Eden Heights, Olean and 41 Oxford Street, Bradford, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014, at The Pines in Olean.

Barbara was born May 15, 1933, in Olean she was a daughter of Claude and Margaret (Glady) Spears.

On September 6, 1958 in Olean, NY, she married Dominic Piscitelli who died July 18, 1991.

Mrs. Piscitelli had been employed by Corning Glass Works in Bradford for 29 years and retired in 1987 when the Corning Glass plant in Bradford closed.

Her favorite pastimes were trading stocks and gardening.

Surviving is a son, Michael J. Spears, of Dearborn, MI, a Sister-in-Law Mariam Spears, of Olean, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Schoonover, and a brother Ronald Spears.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main Street., where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:00am, followed by committal services and mausoleum entombment in St Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Old Hickory In Coudersport Tops List Of Most Endangered Properties In PA

Old Hickory On Priority List For Action In 2014
Preservation Pennsylvania announces the annual listing of the Commonwealth’s most endangered historic resources

Preservation Pennsylvania released Pennsylvania At Risk 2013, an annual list that serves as a representative sampling of the Commonwealth’s most endangered historic resources. 

Pennsylvania At Risk 2013 features 9 endangered properties that were identified in 2013, and will be Preservation Pennsylvania’s priorities for action in 2014. The properties included in this annual list of endangered places represent important resource types, or exemplify common or noteworthy issues faced by historic properties in Pennsylvania.

Resources included on the Pennsylvania At Risk 2013 list include:

Old Hickory, North Main Street, Coudersport, Potter County
Built from 1875-1880 for F. W. Knox, this large Italianate residence was converted for use as the Old Hickory Tavern in 1928. Located on Main Street in Coudersport, Old Hickory is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Coudersport Historic District. 

Old Hickory has been closed and vacant since 1987, and was owned by Adelphia, which was destroyed by an accounting scandal and entered bankruptcy in 2002. The current owner acquired Old Hickory in 2004 with the intention of rehabilitating it, but has not been able to do so to date. 

The owner looks forward to working with Preservation Pennsylvania and other partners to find a way to get the project moving forward in 2014.

In 1987, Old Hickory was purchased by John Rigas, founder of Adelphia Communications
Corporation. Founded in 1952, Adelphia was one of the largest communications companies in the world, with headquarters across the street from Old Hickory on Main Street in Coudersport. Rigas transferred ownership of Old Hickory to Adelphia in 1995, intending to rehabilitate the building as a bed and breakfast for use by employees visiting the corporate headquarters. Although Rigas invested heavily in antiques to furnish Old Hickory, rehabilitation never commenced. Along with Enron, WorldCom and others, Adelphia was destroyed by an accounting
scandal. In 2002, the company entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and in 2006, their assets were auctioned off. While the corporation’s assets were transferred to Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Old Hickory was sold to Mary Freysinger in 2004. 

Because Old Hickory has been vacant for more than 25 years and is currently owned by an individual without the means to rehabilitate it, the building is at risk. Once an architectural gem and social hub, Old Hickory has been seen as an eyesore and a “monument to corporate indecision” for well over 10 years. Located on a large piece of land on Main Street, Old Hickory is not an asset to the community in its current condition

 “Once an architectural gem and social hub, Old Hickory has been seen as an eyesore and a ‘monument to corporate indecision’ for well over 10 years.”

Also known as the F. W. Knox Residence, Old Hickory is a 3-story, frame building in the Italianate style. Construction of the house began in 1875 and was completed in 1880, using
local lumber, and sparing no expense to make it the finest private home in Potter County. The elegant house is characterized by a prominent tower with round arched windows and a bracketed
roof, as well as other decorative wood detailing in the gable ends, windows hoods, porches and more.

In 1928, the Knox family sold the mansion, and it was converted for use as an inn known as Old Hickory Tavern. Through the mid-20th century, Old Hickory was the place to be for evenings out, corporate parties and more. The building has been vacant since 1987. Old Hickory is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Coudersport Historic District.

Pennsylvania At Risk serves as a representative sampling of the Commonwealth’s most endangered historic resources. For the purpose of the list, endangerment is defined as threat of demolition, significant deterioration, vandalism, alteration, and/or loss of its historic setting. It is Preservation Pennsylvania’s experience that publishing this list draws statewide attention to the plight of Pennsylvania’s historic resources, promotes local action to protect resources, and encourages additional state funding for historic sites.

In 2013, Preservation Pennsylvania conducted an analysis of the Pennsylvania At Risk program through its 20 years of existence and found that of the 200+ historic properties listed while in imminent danger, only 18% have been lost, 32% have been saved and 50% remain at risk. It sometimes takes a long time to achieve a “save,” so the fact that the fate of half of the list is still unknown should not be discouraging; many of these are currently works in progress, and will one day be saved. 

Of the 32% that have been saved, many have received Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards. These properties are now shining examples of how even historic properties that appear to be in the direst of situations can be brought back to function as cultural and economic assets for the Commonwealth.

Preservation Pennsylvania is a statewide, not-for-profit, educational and advocacy historic preservation organization and serves as a statewide voice on historic preservation issues. For more information, visit the website at or contact Preservation Pennsylvania at 717-234-2310.

Wild Tails By Lonny Frost

This Ground Hog Day cartoon was the very first "Wild Tails," single panel cartoon created and published by Lonny Frost. Many of you will recognize the comic strip name as many of our readers supported Mr. Frost through a grueling cartoon contest. Since Ground Hog Day is upon us, we thought our readers would enjoy this particular cartoon panel. Tioga Freedomist- Tioga County, Pa News's photo


Colorado Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Due To Soy Lecithin 
House of Smoke, Inc., a Fort Lupton, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 144,000 pounds of meat and poultry products (including bratwurst / brotwurst, fully cooked sausage-type products, and raw fresh products) because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding.  The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label. 

Republican Party Leaders Unanimously Endorse Corbett For Second Term

Click HERE to read 250 voters thoughts on a second term for Tom.

Eldred Dispatched To Motor Vehicle Crash

Eldred Dispatched To Motor Vehicle Crash

At 2:40 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire & Eldred Boro Ambulance dispatched to West Eldred Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

Game Commission Aquires 12,911 Acres In Jones Township, Elk County For $12.2 Million


Purchases add more than 16,000 acres to game lands system.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday approved a purchase that will add nearly 13,000 acres to State Game Lands 25 in Jones Township, Elk County.

The nearly $12.2 million purchase does not include timber rights for many tree species on the property. The property’s seller, The Conservation Fund, will reserve the timber for 25 years with the right to harvest, cut, remove and otherwise manage and use all timber, except conifer, white oak, walnut and apple trees.

The 12,911-acre acquisition is mainly forested with mixed northern hardwoods, with a small component of mixed conifers in locations, interspersed with forest openings. Streams and tributaries – many of them containing wild trout – as well as upland wetland areas, are located on the acquired tracts. These lands are bisected by U.S. Route 219, and have multiple access points from township roads.

The acquisition is divided into three parcels, and while the eastern border of the eastern-most parcel borders State Game Lands 25, the property also adjoins Allegheny National Forest to the west.

The enormity of the acquisition can’t be understated, said William Capouillez, who directs the Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management.

It’s one of the biggest purchases in decades, and links one of the biggest game lands in the Commonwealth to the Allegheny National Forest – one of the largest forested public resources in the state.

With the acquisition, a huge contiguous block of protected habitat has been created, Capouillez said. But the deal does more than that, he said.

The deal calls for payment to The Conservation Fund to be made either in one lump sum, or in not more than six annual installment payments. Under the agreement, the Game Commission may make the payments in cash, or transfer to The Conservation Fund timber revenue the commission generates on other state game lands tracts.

Being able to provide the value from timber is an important part of the deal, Capouillez said. It will encourage greater timber harvest in other parts of the state, and the result will be the creation of more early-successional habitat, a component that is severely lacking throughout the state, he said.

“This is a commitment by the agency to increase our timber harvest and habitat creation on game lands through a partnership with The Conservation Fund,” Capouillez said.

The acquisition creates more than 20 square miles of additional game lands.

Other land acquisitions approved by the board on Tuesday include:

More than 2,100 acres to state game lands in Jefferson County.

Under the contract, the commission will purchase from Green Hills Land Co. LLC a 1,967-acre tract adjacent to State Game Lands 87 in Gaskill and Henderson townships, Jefferson County, as well as a 26-acre interior tract into State Game Lands 54 in Snyder Township, Jefferson County.

Additionally, the commission will purchase from Hanak Limited Partnership more than 163 acres north of State Game Lands 195 in Snyder Township, Jefferson County.

Again, the scale of the acquisition is notable, Capouillez said. It’s yet another addition to State Game Lands 87, which now tops 15,000 acres but just a few years ago was an 1,100-acre tract. Also, the acquisition creates a contiguous block westward to State Game Lands 195.

“How often can you say you’ve connected two game lands?” Capouillez asked.

More than 1,000 acres of the 1,967-acre tract is made up of northern hardwoods, while about 955 acres consist of shrub land and reverting fields associated with previous surface mining activity. Small wetlands and mining-related water impoundments also are present on the property.

The 26-acre interior tract is forested with northern hardwoods, with ironwood, mountain laurel and grapes in the understory. The 163-acre parcel also is forested with northern hardwoods.

The option price for the three properties is a $2.4 million lump sum, to be paid with funds from third-party commitments as compensation for habitat and recreational losses that occurred on state game lands from previously approved projects.

A nearly 54-acre tract in Springfield Township, Erie County, south of State Game Lands 314.

The tract is forested mostly with northern hardwoods with an oak component, and there are at least three species of special concern plants on the property.

In making the $47,525 lump sum purchase from Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Inc., the Game Commission has agreed no use of the surface for oil and gas exploration, production, removal or sale will be allowed.

Funds for the purchase come from third-party commitments as compensation for habitat and recreational losses from previously approved projects on game lands.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is working in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire the property through funding available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection grant program.

A tract of more than 81 acres adjacent to State Game Lands 311 in Benezette Township, Elk County. The property is being purchased from Richard and Michele Vollmer for $399,000 lump sum to be paid with funds from third-party commitments as compensation for habitat and recreational losses that occurred on state game lands from previously approved projects. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation also has pledged $100,000 toward the purchase of the property, which is a mixture of woodlots and shrub lands with grass fields.

The property is located in the center of the range of the largest elk subpopulation in Pennsylvania, and creates a prime elk-viewing opportunity. Winslow Hill Road bisects the property.

The Vollmers will retain the oil and gas rights on the property.

A more than 642-acre tract in Frankstown Township, Blair County, adjacent to State Game Lands 147.

The option price is $1,150,000 to be funded by habitat mitigation commitments for impacts to state and federally listed species. The Eastern small-footed myotis, a Pennsylvania threatened species, and the Indiana bat, are the impetus for the mitigation funding. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must give its approval before the property can be purchased.

The property is forested with about 72 percent in mixed oak and the remainder in mixed hardwoods. There are two forest openings on the property, each less than an acre in size, and several intermittent streams cross the property.

The property is being sold by Paul Good.

A more than 175-acre tract in Athens and Smithfield townships, Bradford County, adjacent to State Game Lands 239.

The option price is $451,000 and will be paid with funds from third-party commitments as compensation for habitat and recreational losses that occurred on state game lands from previously approved projects.

About half of the property is comprised of mixed hardwoods with the remainder in grassland and reverting fields; some sections contain various evergreens originally planted to sell as Christmas trees.

The property is being sold by Evergreen Land Development LLC, which will reserve the oil and gas rights.

Capouillez said the purchases approved Tuesday, when added to other lands newly approved to be acquired through other methods total nearly 18,000 acres, or 30 square miles.

The acquisitions also represent an opportunity to create more early-successional forestland statewide, Capouillez noted.

Well Known Tioga County Pastor Died After Car Crash

Tioga Freedomist

Mourning the Passing of Rev. David B. Morris

Rev. David Morris, touched the lives of many in and around Tioga County, Pa. Many Blossburg and Mansfield residents, knew him through his ministry or his previous work in the Blossburg area.

The staff at Tioga Freedomist learned of Rev. Morris’ passing on January 29th, through one of our readers. We express our sympathies to the Morris family, his congregations and his friends for their loss. Our prayers go out to all who have been saddened by the news of his unexpected death. Read more...

Eugene M. Nolen, Jr., 77, of, Port Allegany, PA

Eugene M. Nolen, Jr., 77, of, Port Allegany, PA, died Friday (January 31, 2014) at his home in Port Allegany.

He was born Oct 17, 1936 in Lock Haven, a son of Eugene M. and Kathryn Schroat Nolen, Sr., He was married to the former Loretta Mae Miller, she preceded him in death. On June 4 2005, in the Presbyterian Church, Port Allegany he married Jane L. Kester, who survives.

Mr. Nolen was a 1954 Graduate of Lock Haven High School, received his bachelors degree from Lock Haven University and a Master degree from St Bonaventure University.

Mr. Nolen was a math teacher, employed by Smethport High School and served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Mr. Nolen was a member of St Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Port Allegany, Knights of Columbus Council 8018 of Port Allegany and Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460, Port Allegany, PA 16743

He was a ticket taker for Smethport High School Football Games for many years and was active in the "Bells and Beaus" square dance club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by
One daughter: Gail (Jason) Menard of Bradford, PA
Two step daughter, Lora J. (Robert) Rankin of Port Allegany, PA and Kristan M. (Tommy) Powell of Raleigh, NC
Two step sons, Larry (Beate`) Morris, Jr. of Germany and Brent (Tracy) M. Babcock of Lebanon, PA.
9 step grandchildren and 1 step great granddaughter
One brother: Israel (Janet) Nolen of Dunnstown, PA

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 from 10AM to 11 AM at St Gabriel's Catholic Church, 203 Arnold Ave, Port Allegany, PA, where at 11AM following visitation a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. James Campbell, Pastor. Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery, Liberty Twp.

Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice 1001 E 2nd St., Coudersport, PA 16915
American Cancer Association, PO Box 67, Bradford, PA 16701 or
St Gabriel’s Catholic Church, 203 Arnold Ave, Port Allegany, PA 16743

Online condolence may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Port Allegany.

Roulette Ambulance To Sartwell Creek Road

At 2:01 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sartwell Creek Road for a medical emergency.

White Medium Size Dog Seen Near Trout Brook In Roulette

White Medium Size Dog Seen Near Trout Brook In Roulette
Residents on Willis Road off Trout Brook Road in Roulette Township have seen a white, medium size dog with longish hair on the snowmobile trail near their residence. They were unable to tell if the dog had a collar or tag as it would not come to them. If you are missing this dog, give them a call at 544-7353.


2 Crashes On I-86-Icy Roads Reported
At 1:24 PM on Saturday, Cuba and Friendship Fire & EMS have been dispatched to I-86 for two accidents near the Cuba/Friendship Town Line. Both vehicles are in the median. Police have just reported no injuries in either of these crashes.

This is in addition to several other crashes in the last 2 hours in Allegany County.

At 2:00 PM--There are multiple crashes still being reported in Allegany County.




How long has it been since landmen have been going door-to-door across our area hawking leases that hark back to the first landgrab deals seen early in this new century? Apparently it’s been long enough for a few to have forgotten the purpose of the formation of landowner groups. Oil and gas firms are sprinting for acreage across the region again because the price of natural gas and oil has sky-rocketed. The old cliché “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out” holds true today as it has before. An extremely harsh winter that’s not over yet has driven demand up throughout the majority of the U. S. @ a time when energy exports have risen 27%. Shortages exist. WE NEED OUR OWN RESOURCES!

That our Marcellus was/is not the thickness nor quality found in counties east and southwest of us has never meant this region was one to be overlooked. The ace in the hole for us has always been much lower … the Utica. Until now the value of our subsurface resources has been overlooked but not unrecognized. Since seismic readings were done a few years ago, energy players knew easier to develop shale was elsewhere. Market prices dipped below $3.00. Industry would wait for us. Like a special dessert that had to stay hidden till company comes, what was rumored about our gas resource? “It’s not good.” Can the opinion of shale owners be little different when they have waited so long?

Nowadays there are O&G companies coming in the back door offering old-style 1/8 royalty leases, and a lowball amount per acre. These companies are counting on landowners in dire need of ready cash, folks who have forgotten what industry-friendly leases from back-in-the-day had in store for them after that first check.

Groups have had to be patient … waiting for prices to rise (now over $5.00), roads & bridges to be reinforced, pipelines expanded, processing plants in place … waiting for a work force to handle all levels of development and support of the shale industry.

NOW what has made the difference? Why are landmen here again with lease deals they can’t even explain? A promise to drill? Really? When? How deep? All the way to the Utica or just a hole in the ground that gets capped? Even that qualifies as a well.

If the public has learned anything from the many educational forums dedicated to the understanding of unconventional shale development, then it will recall how much it means to area businesses and individuals alike to “get it right this time”. Making something work now, and having something worthwhile to pass on to future generations should be everyone’s goal.

Janice L. Hancharick

One Vehicle Crash with Injuries In Bradford

One Vehicle Crash with Injuries In Bradford
At 1:08 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. and City Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash into a tree with injuries on West Washington Street near the duck pond in Bradford Township.

February Events At Cole Memorial In Coudersport

Ulysses Dispatched For Traffic Control At MVA

Ulysses Dispatched For Traffic Control At MVA
At 12:00 PM on Saturday, Ulysses Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Ulysses-Hickox Road in Bingham Township for traffic control at the scene of a no-injury accident with vehicle in the roadway.

Galeton Weather Report For January 2014

Galeton Weather Report For January 2014

It seems like we had an old fashioned winter month in January with a couple of exceptions. We did not see ice skating on frozen Pine Creek or the lake and no one sledding down the hills surrounding Galeton. In years past ice skating was a major event as was sledding. Bon fires burned brightly after supper to light the streams and hillsides. It was a wonderful growing up time in Galeton. Apparently today there are other activities after school that are more important.

Nevertheless, January was a cold month. A few mild winters caused us to forget what winter should be like.. I have been asked, "is this a record breaking cold winter?" no it is not.. Just in my memory the colder January's were in 1948, 1951, 1961, 1968, 1977, just to mention a few. There were others.. .

This January started out cold from the start with a mild day or two in the middle of the month. We had 1.32" of melted precipitation and 14.2" of snow. Last year we had 3.30" of melted precipitation and 6.7" of snow. We had 27 days with 1"or more of snow on the ground with 7" on the 3rd.We enjoyed zero or below on 9 mornings with 7 below on two mornings. Minus 10 and 14 degrees were reported to me from outside of town. Daytime highs were in the low single readings on several days and when it got up to 8 or 10 degrees it seems rather nice. The brisk winds caused dangerous wind chills with minus 25 degrees.

Pine Creek is frozen solid which is not surprising.

Ground hog day is on Sunday February 2. Phil will tell us what we should expect for the next six weeks. He is always right so stay tuned.

Henry W. Lush
NWS Observer

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Do you need a Valentine’s Day gift idea? The library is selling raffle tickets for a Valentine’s gift basket. The cost is $1 each or 6 for $5.

Another easy way to support your local library is through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. There is a link on the library’s website that will take you directly to AmazonSmile where you will be able to choose the organization you would like to support.

From February 1st to February 28th, the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the Internet within the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.

The library’s book discussion group is reading Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. The group will meet for discussion on Wednesday, February 19th, at 1:30 p.m. We have plenty of copies available for anyone interested in joining in on the discussion.

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library was chosen to receive a grant for a four-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called “Pushing the Limits”. The series brings together books and video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring our world. The first program will take place on Februrary 5th at 6:00 p.m. To register and receive a copy of the book we will be discussing, Clive Cussler’s Arctic Drift, please stop by the library or call us at 697-6691. The 2nd session will meet on March 12th at 6:00 p.m. The book being discussed that night is When the Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle.

The library also received a grant through the PA Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities to host a presentation of “The Underground Railroad in Quilts” on February 26th at 6:00 p.m. The Underground Railroad, the secret paths traveled by African Americans who escaped slavery in the South, is well documented by historians. Far more elusive is evidence that slaves used quilts as signals to guide their way to freedom. This hands-on talk and demonstration engages in the ongoing debate between historians and the public- did quilts guide escapes? Authentic 19th century quilts and modern reproductions are used to explore some of the ways in which women may have stitched their politics, history and mythology into quilt designs. A folklorist who specializes in material culture, Cassandra Gunkel has studied African American quilts and textiles to document the lives of women who captured our histories and stories in their creative work.

Are you interested in tracing your family history but don’t know where to start? Would you like to get together regularly with a group of others and share tips and information? We have a family history group that meets at the library regularly to do just that! The group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Call the library at 814-697-6691 to register or if you have any questions.

Story Time with Pen takes place every Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. during the school year. Come and enjoy stories and songs with a new theme each week. No pre-registration necessary.

The Stitch Together Knit and Crochet group meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They are always happy to add new members! Just bring along your current project and join in. Having problems with a pattern? Bring it in and they’ll help you through it. If you don’t knit or crochet, there’s always someone available and willing to teach.

Do you like to read, but can’t always make it to the library? We also have eBooks and audio books that are available through our website that you can download onto your eReader and MP3 player. Go to our website and click on “Download Books”.

A memorial for Anne Hallock Wetzel was received from the O.V. Class of 1961. A donation was received from Lucille Maxson.

You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve. You can see what new books are available by clicking on the “New on the Shelves” tab.

“Like” our Facebook page ( to keep informed of events happening at the library.

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors’ monthly meeting will be held on February 24th at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Hanger’s Big Day in Philly Capped By Progressives' Endorsement

Hanger’s Big Day in Philly Capped By Progressives' Endorsement

Philadelphia—John Hanger's People's Campaign for Pennsylvania Governor was endorsed today by a leading Philadelphia progressive group and by several community activists who have joined together under the coalition Progressive Philly Rising.

"On February 1st, community leaders and the working people of Philadelphia are coming together to reclaim our city and our state," said Todd Wolfson, lead organizer of Progressive Philly Rising. "Many of us are joining John Hanger and his inspiring 'People’s Campaign', which has pointed the way forward."

Wolfson said the groups and individuals represented in Progressive Philly Rising "are beginning the process of working together to determine the future of our schools, our economy, our public infrastructure, our environment and our democracy."

With reference to the Hanger campaign, Wolfson added: "As we have seen in the reflection of inspiring victories of progressive candidates across the country, this is our time lead."

The formal endorsement came from the Point Breeze Organizing Committee, one of the city's leading activist groups, during the afternoon rally at the Arch Street United Methodist Church.

Hanger thanked the gathering for its support and praised them for their fight for economic and social justice and against inequality. "The American Dream has become a trail of tears and exploitation for so many who toil for poverty wages and no benefits. The dream even becomes a nightmare, when good people become ensnared in jails for things like a marijuana joint and mental illness," Hanger said.

"Our People's Campaign will stop jailing the non-violent, reform our racially discriminatory marijuana laws that are a pipeline from school to jail, and rebuild unions to bring fair pay back to the workplace," he said.

The rally capped a day of important developments in greater Philadelphia for the Hanger campaign. Earlier, he attended the opening of two field offices, one in Mt. Airy and the second in Yeadon, Delaware County. Both are located in the heart of the African-American community that is rapidly emerging as one of the vital centers of support for Hanger's People's Campaign.

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Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania John Hanger is widely regarded as one of the most thoughtful and best informed progressive public policy experts in the state. Formerly a public-interest lawyer advocating on behalf of poor families, John is nationally recognized as a leading authority on clean energy development and environmental protection. He served both Governors Casey and Rendell in key positions: first for Bob Casey as Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission, where he successfully fought to cap electric rates to save Pennsylvania ratepayers millions; and for two years as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection in the Rendell Administration. Throughout his career in public service, John has embodied the essence of his campaign slogan "Policy first, politics second."

Governor’s Budget Proposal to be Unveiled Next Week

Governor’s Budget Proposal to be Unveiled Next Week…and the rest of the House Agenda

The House returns to session on Monday, Feb. 3. All of House session and most committee meetings will stream live on Many events also may be viewed on

The governor will present his 2014-15 state budget proposal during a Joint Session of the General Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at approximately 11:30 a.m.

The Joint Session will begin at 11 a.m. with the arrival of the Senate to the House Floor. The General Assembly is scheduled to elect a new executive director of the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) at that time. The LRB was established in 1909 to prepare requested legislative bills and resolutions for introduction in the General Assembly; to advise members of the Legislature and legislative committees; and, from time to time, to prepare proposed codifications of existing general statutes for adoption or rejection by the General Assembly.

Following the election of the LRB executive director, the governor will enter the chamber and deliver his budget address.

The two House floor leaders and Appropriations Committee chairs will deliver comments from the House Floor after the governor’s address.

The Weekly Schedule
Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below. More information regarding these bills can be found at by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

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Cedar Log Home In Potter County For Sale By Owner

Enormous Antiques & Estates Auction Saturday, February 1 At Carter Auctions In Allegany, NY

LPN Openings at Cole Memorial Facilities

Thank you from Lois Furcron's family

Homemaker Opportunities In Austin, Coudersport, Emporium, Port Allegany, Smethport, and Roulette

Chocolate Lover's Fantasy Set For February 8th In Coudersport

PSP Seeking HIt & Run Vehicle Information

Harassment Charges To Be Filed In Driftwood Incident

Police Investigating Harassment In Genesee Township

Friday, January 31, 2014

Emporium Woman Arrested In Erie Bank Robbery

Emporium Woman In Jail
Erie Police have released the names of two people arrested for the robbery of the Citizen's Bank at 3835 Peach street Thursday afternoon.

Jessica Lynn Grovanz from Emporium Pa. is  29 years old she is charged with- Receiving stolen property, Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Aaron Edward Carpenter from  Erie Pa is 40 years old and is charged with- Robbery, Theft by unlawful taking, Receiving stolen property.

The two are currently in the Erie County Prison.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Southwestern Energy Prod Co in Stevens Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-01-21 to Southwestern Energy Prod Co in Stevens Twp, Bradford county. 402CSL - Failure to adopt pollution prevention measures required or prescribed by DEP by handling materials that create a danger of pollution.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Anadarko E&Amp;P Onshore Llc in Cummings Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-01-30 to Anadarko E&Amp;P Onshore Llc in Cummings Twp, Lycoming county. 78.54 - Failure to properly control or dispose of industrial or residual waste to prevent pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Coudersport Ambulance To South East Street

At 9:24 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to South East Street for a medical emergency.

Students Help Flight 93 Memorial Grow

Mandy Marconi
Students Help Flight 93 Memorial Grow

DuBOIS – A national memorial for those who lost their lives in the crash of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, is continuing to develop near Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and students in the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology program are among those working to foster the memorial’s growth.

“Our partnership with the memorial started by assisting with the annual reforestation project at the site. In 2013, five faculty from Penn State DuBois and Altoona accompanied over 30 students from the two campuses to plant trees on the property. In planning meetings we discovered that the site required an assessment of invasive plant species on the property and it seemed like a natural fit as an internship for some of our students in the wildlife program,” explained Keely Roen, senior instructor of Wildlife Technology at Penn State DuBois.

Through an internship program, three students were chosen to work directly with the National Park Service (NPS), at the Flight 93 Memorial site. They conducted a survey on the memorial property that surrounds the crash site to identify invasive and noxious specifies of plant life. They then provided GPS coordinates for the locations of the plants they found. Those students, Mandy Marconi, Alyssa Knee, and Toby Neal, were selected and advised by Roen. Marconi had significant experience with invasive species surveys through an internship the previous summer and served as a team leader to the crew of three. In all, the team found seven invasive species on the 120 acre survey area. They then recommended action plans the NPS can take to eradicate the species.

"The Penn State DuBois inventory will be utilized as the base survey to plan future invasive removals at the park," explained Keith Newlin, deputy superintendent of Western Pennsylvania Parks with the NPS. "An inventory is necessary to successfully plan an invasive removal event at the park. We hope to plan an invasive removal in 2014."

"These species don't belong in this environment. They displace the natives, growing where natives would grow," Roen explained. She noted that these species may take root in a foreign environment by accident or because they've been introduced by humans. "They take over and change the character of the area," she said.

Among the invasive plants identified were autumn olive, multiflora rose, Canada thistle, and more.

By completing the survey, the students provided a tremendously valuable service to the NPS and to this national memorial. However, they also found enormous benefits for their education by gaining extensive hands-on experience.

"It allows them to apply some of the knowledge they have gained in the Wildlife Technology Program in a real-world situation," Roen explained. "These students will have the opportunity to go into careers where they are doing surveys and field work that is exactly like the work they did in this internship.”

"Academically, this internship provided real-life field experience, but more importantly it demonstrated the importance of people coming together for a common good," Marconi said, noting the significance of the Flight 93 Memorial. For Marconi and her fellow students, the chance to contribute to the memorial was a high honor.

"There are few things in life that leave you without words to describe an experience or an emotion, and my internship at Flight 93 was one of those great moments," Marconi continued. "I recognized that this was a once in a lifetime experience and I did not take it for granted. There is something very spiritual about Flight 93 that will carry with me far into the future. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of a great partnership that Mrs. Roen developed between Penn State and Flight 93."

Neal found satisfaction in making contributions that will have a lasting impact. He said, "I was very happy to be able to assist by collecting data and spending time in the field. Being near the crash site was sobering. I was impressed to see how many visitors came to pay their respects and learn more about the events of one of the saddest days in American History. I am thankful to the park for allowing us to become a part of the project to make the park a little better for future visitors."

Those sentiments were not lost on Knee, who looks forward to seeing a completed park on the site, and knowing she was part of what made it possible. "It was such an honor to be able to help and I am so glad that we were able to provide them with some information that can help the park look incredible," she said. "I can't wait to see what the park will look like years from now when they finally have it all done. I do have to say that this internship meant a lot to me. For those who were on flight 93, that park has become their final resting ground and they deserve to have a beautiful place to rest. That park should be an amazing place where their families can go to remember the loved one that they lost."

Photo: Marconi Flight 93
Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology student Mandy Marconi conducting field work on the Flight 93 Memorial site last summer.

Borough of Johnsonburg has two water leaks

Borough of Johnsonburg has two water leaks, and crews are already working on fixing them. The first leak is on Mary Street, and the second is at the bottom of Water Street. Please avoid these areas, if possible, to give the crews room to do their work. We don't know how long the repairs will take. Thank you.

Cole Memorial Announces Clinical Partnership With Geisinger For Rheumatology Patients

New Clinical Partnership with Geisinger Announced

Cole Memorial continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing a comprehensive range of health care services, using the latest technology and treatments available. Cole Memorial launched TeleRheumatology services today with the world-class Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. The kickoff of this service is occurring in connection with National Rheumatology Awareness Day, February 2.

“We are proud to partner with Geisinger as their expertise and research in the management of rheumatologic conditions is unparalleled in the region,” said Cole Memorial President and CEO Ed Pitchford. “The TeleRheumatology service located at our Port Allegany Community Health Center and Internal Medicine Department in Coudersport will provide patients’ access to diagnostics and consultations for appropriate treatments from Geisinger’s rheumatologists, resulting in advanced care, increased convenience and a reduced travel for patients and their family.”

Through telemedicine audio/video technology and the assistance of a trained telemedicine provider at Cole Memorial, a Geisinger rheumatologist can perform assessments for joint pain, joint swelling and range of motion, correctly diagnose the patient’s condition, recommend treatment, and perform follow-up exams.

William Ayoub, MD, FACP, FACR, director of Rheumatology in State College, Pennsylvania and Brian Oppermann, MD will facilitate the program from Geisinger. Dr. Ayoub is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine and he completed his residency and fellowship training at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Oppermann also did his residency and fellowship in Rheumatology at Geisinger after graduating from West Virginia University’s School of Medicine.

TeleRheumatology services may benefit patients diagnosed with: arthritis, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, temporal arteritis of the head, vasculitis and other diseases. While most rheumatologic problems require ongoing clinical care, the right regimen of therapies can prevent or reduce painful flare-ups.

Cole Memorial also provides telemedicine services for its pediatric patients from Geisinger and Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and for their cardiac patients in partnership with The Heart Institute at UPMC Hamot. Cole plans to continue expanding telemedicine services in specialty areas such as dermatology, endocrinology and psychiatry.

Ask your healthcare provider about a referral for rheumatology care at Cole Memorial.

Trent Miller Student Of The Week For 1-31

Trent Miller Student Of The Week For 1-31

Seneca Highlands CTC is proud to announce IT Essentials student Trent Miller as Student of the Week. Trent is a junior from Port Allegany High School. As a computer repair student, he represented the CTC in the SkillsUSA held in New Castle, PA. Trent placed 3rd in the competition and earned a bronze metal. His dedication, persistence and problem solving skills make him an outstanding student. Congratulations Trent!

Terry Cramer Student Of The Week For 1-17

Terry Cramer Student Of The Week 1-17

Terry Cramer is a 2nd year student at the Seneca Highlands CTC in the Metalworking class from Otto Eldred. He capstones at Charlie Cos Machine Shop. Terry attended ROVA last year. He has a heart for music and plays the drums. Terry is a well rounded young man with excellent leadership qualities inside the shop. Terry is always up for the challenge and puts in 100%. He is a pleasure to have in my shop.

Scott Jones Student of the Week for 12-20-13

Student of the Week for 12-20-13

A belated, belated congratulations goes to Scott Jones for being student of the week for 12-20-13. He is a 3rd year student in the Automotive Class at Seneca Highlands CTC from Port Allegany. Scott is a very capable young man that has a high interest in the trade. He is currently on co-op at J&J service in Port Allegany. Scott represented CTC in the District SkillsUSA for Automotive.

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LPN Openings at Cole Memorial Facilities

2014 Adult Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available

2014 Adult Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available
HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 31) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that the 2014 adult trout stocking schedules are now available online at  
Anglers can easily search the trout stocking schedules for locations and dates of interest. To make the list, simply go to, click on the link for Trout Stocking 2014, select a county and enter start and end dates from the calendars at the top of the page. Then press “Go.”
The search results will provide each body of water within a county that is scheduled for stocking, the section of water, the date, the species of trout, the meeting place and time, the hatchery stocking the section, the regulations that apply, and the latitude/longitude number.
“The PFBC annually stocks approximately 3.2 million adult trout in 731 streams and 124 lakes open to public angling,” said Dave Miko, Chief of the PFBC Division of Fisheries Management. “These figures include approximately 2.01 million rainbow trout; 647,000 brown trout; and 527,000 brook trout. As with past practice, the average size of the trout produced for stocking is 11 inches in length.”
In addition to these fish, the PFBC plans to stock about 8,500 trophy golden rainbow trout that weigh an average of 1.5 pounds and measure at least 14 inches long. Also, cooperative nurseries run by sportsmen’s clubs across the state will add another 1 million trout to waters close to them.
About 53% of the trout are stocked prior to opening day; 43% are stocked between opening day and the end of May; and the remaining 4% are stocked from October through February of the following year.
The 2014 season will open March 22 for the second annual Mentored Youth Day on 12 waters in 18 southeastern counties, including: Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York.
The following weekend - March 29 – kicks off the Regional Opening Day of Trout Season in the same 18 southeastern counties.
A second Mentored Youth Day will be held on April 5, the Saturday before the April 12 regular opening day of trout season.
Click here for more information about the youth program.
Changes for the 2014 season include new waters, stocking extensions on waters as a result of classification upgrades, waters restored to the stocking program, and the removal of waters from the stocking program. 
Changes for the 2014 season include:
New waters, stocking extensions, and waters restored to the stocking program in area:

West Branch Susquehanna River, Clearfield County                                                                            
Adult trout stocking will commence in a 2.8 mile section of stream located near Curwensville, PA.  The stocking limits will extend from the confluence with Anderson Creek downstream to SR 2024 at Porters Bridge.  Brown trout and rainbow trout will be stocked during the preseason stocking period.
Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek, Elk County                                                                             
Adult trout stocking will be initiated on a 4.55 mile section of stream located near Benezette, PA.  The stocking limits will extend from the Jay/Benezette Township boundary downstream to 330 yards downstream of the T-434 Station Road Bridge.  Rainbow trout and brown trout will be stocked during the preseason stocking period.
Laurel Run Reservoir, Elk County                                                                              
A classification change based on an increase in human population density will lead to an increase in the number of trout allocated to this 92-acre reservoir.  Brook trout will be stocked during the preseason distribution period, and brook trout and brown trout will be stocked during the inseason, and fall stocking periods.
Cloe Lake, Jefferson County                                                                                       
A classification change based on an increase in human population density will lead to an increase in the number of trout allocated to this 25.5-acre impoundment.  Rainbow trout will be stocked during the preseason, inseason, and winter stocking periods.

Josh Hatcher--More Than A moustache--Part 4


Report Tractor-Trailer into a tree. Lane partially blocked. Possibly one injury.


Eugene M. Nolen, Jr., 77, of Port Allegany, PA

Eugene M. Nolen, Jr., 77, of Port Allegany, PA, died Friday (Jan. 31, 2014) at his home in Port Allegany.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary

Richard S. "Rich" LaBrozzi, 60, of Bradford, PA

Richard S. "Rich" LaBrozzi
Richard S. "Rich" LaBrozzi, 60, of Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Born December 29, 1953 in St. Mary's he was a son of the late Richard E. and Emma (Gentile) LaBrozzi.

On January 29, 1977 in Morgantown, WV, he married Debbie (Galford) LaBrozzi who survives.

Rich was a 1971 graduate of Cameron County High School, in Emporium and received his Bachelors of Science in Forestry in 1976 from West Virginia University.

His entire career was spent in forest management, working in West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania.

Rich was very active in Bradford youth baseball. He served as President for the McKean Little League for nine years, and was an assistant varsity baseball coach at Bradford Area High School for eight years. Rich was Vice President of the Italian Festival Committee. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fly fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife Debbie of 37 years are three sons: Justin LaBrozzi, of Pittsburgh, Brandon (Cara) LaBrozzi, of Greensburg, Ryan (Paige) LaBrozzi, of Valencia, one sister, Bonnie K. Faraglia, of Pittsburgh, one brother, David A. (Amie) LaBrozzi, of Glen Rock PA, one niece, Harper LaBrozzi and one nephew, Elijah LaBrozzi.

Friends will be received on Sunday, February 2, 2014, from noon to 3:00pm and 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St., Bradford.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery in Emporium.

It was Rich's request that memorials, if desired, be made to the Italian Festival Committee, 1 Festival Way, Bradford, PA 16701, to help support their local charitable endeavors.

Online condolences may be made at

State police remind Groundhog Day visitors about security

State police remind Groundhog Day visitors about security 

By: WJAC Web Staff 

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- State police and local officials are reminding visitors about rules, regulations and security surrounding the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Jefferson County. Punxsutawney Phil will make his annual prognostication at Gobbler's Knob just after 7:20 a.m. Sunday. 

The Pennsylvania tourism bureau is expecting 25,000 people to be on hand for the events. With all those people expected in and around the Punxsutawney area, police are reminding everyone to be respectful and patient with others so everyone can have a good time. 

Police said alcohol is prohibited at the event, with a zero tolerance rule in effect. Police said visitors shouldn't attempt to bring alcoholic beverages to the Gobbler's Knob area and that prohibiting underage drinking will be strictly enforced. Police said as a safety procedure, all bags will be searched prior to anyone getting on the buses to be transported to the event grounds. 

Only motorists with parking passes for Gobbler's Knob will be able to access roads around and near that area, police said. All travel routes and loading areas will be marked. Additionally, there are new traffic patterns for those with parking passes and those instructions are with the passes, police said. 6 News will have live coverage of the Groundhog Day events beginning at 7:15 a.m. on WJAC-TV's sub channel ME-TV and also streaming live on

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Welcoming Trevor Lee Giles Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Boy!
Kayla Giles and Shawn White from Galeton, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Trevor Lee Giles who was born on January 29th at Cole Memorial. Trevor weighed 7 lbs. and 5.4 ounces.  He joins his brother Jase, 2 and sisters Aubrey, 2 and Haylee, 11 months.

Maternal Grandparents: Vicki Shepler of Galeton, PA; Richard Creasy of Lancaster, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Sharon Giles of Hershey, PA; Delos Giles of Mansfield, PA.

Paternal Grandparents: Susan Marble of Cross Forks, PA; Jeremy White of Belmont, NY.



“Triple Self-Portrait,” which graced the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on Feb. 13, 1960, will be one of several of Norman Rockwell’s iconic magazine covers on display in the KOA Art Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The exhibition begins Feb. 7.
BRADFORD, Pa­­­­­­— Several of Norman Rockwell’s iconic covers from The Saturday Evening Post and Look magazine will be on display beginning Friday, Feb. 7, in the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The exhibition, “Norman Rockwell in the 1960s,” will open at noon Feb. 7 with a reception that will be hosted by Dr. Richard Frederick, professor of history. The exhibition will continue through Friday, March 7. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of Pitt-Bradford’s continuing 50th anniversary celebration.

All of the framed magazine covers that will be displayed are from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. Pitt-Bradford alumnus Jack Campbell ’67-’69, who has his own collection of Rockwell art, sits on the museum’s board and helped to coordinate the exhibition.

“With Jack’s support and assistance from the museum, we are able to present this very special exhibit, celebrating the university’s 50th anniversary in a way that gives us great insight into the events of the 1960s,” said Patty Colosimo, Pitt-Bradford’s coordinator of arts programming.

The framed covers that will be exhibited capture small-town America in the 1960s and highlight important moments in history along with some of the leaders during that time period. Some of the Post covers that will be displayed include portraits of President John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, comedian Jack Benny and Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Several iconic covers from Look magazine will also be on display, including “The Problem we all Live With” published in 1964, which features a 6-year-old African-American school girl being escorted by four U.S. marshals to her first day at an all-white school in New Orleans; and “The Final Impossibility” published in 1969, which illustrates Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s landing on the moon on July 20 of that year.

Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post in 1916, when he was just 22. During the next 47 years, Rockwell’s work appeared on 321 Post covers. In 1963, he left The Post and went to work for Look magazine, where he spent 10 years painting pictures that illustrated some of the issues of that time period, including civil rights, America’s war on poverty and space exploration.

Rockwell’s work will be on display in the KOA Gallery from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays.

For more information contact Patty Colosimo, coordinator of arts programming at (814)362-5155 or For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or