moving sale

MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO RAIN OR SHINE- LOTS OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND FURNITURE FOR SALE July 9, 10, 11- We will follow the CDC recommendations for safe distancing. Please do not attend if you are sick. Masks are recommended 68 Watson Farm Road Austin pa 16720 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Follow the signs from the intersection of Rt 6 and Rt 872


Solomon's Words for the Wise



Southern Tier Polaris, Olean, NY

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Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Saturday, August 2, 2014

CNA/HHA Needed For Home Care Patient In Coudersport Area

Used Truck Vault Available In Shinglehouse $350.

Sadie Green Sales Sunday, Aug. 3rd On Ulysses Library Lawn

RN's & LPN's Needed By PSA in Bradford, Port Allegany, Galeton and Ulysses


Address: 802 WASHINGTON ST

8/2/2014 11:52:50 PM

Sunday Is Last Day Of 2014 Galeton Rotary Woodsmen's Show At Cherry Springs State Park August 3

Cameron County Fair opens tomorrow night




Morris Fire Dept. dispatched



The 41st Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic is postponed

The 41st Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic is postponed due thunderstorms, until tomorrow at 2:00pm. We will have the game right here on 1490 WESB, 100.1 The Hero,, and



The Rev. Leslie E. Chambers, 62, of 2893 Route 305, West Clarksville, NY

The Rev. Leslie E. Chambers, 62, of 2893 Route 305, West Clarksville, NY, passed away Wednesday (July 30, 2014) at home, after a brief battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 13, 1951, in Olean, he was a son of Ralph and Mary Russell Chambers. On Nov. 30, 1974, in Belmont, he married the former Rosemarie A. Mitchell, who survives.

US Army
Les was a graduate of Grand Island High School, class of 1969. He attended Cedarville University studying basic courses. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from Oct. 15, 1971, until his honorable discharged Jan. 28, 1975. He then went on to study at Spurgeon Baptist Bible College in Mulberry, Fla., graduating in 1979.

Returning to the area after graduating, he was ordained at the First Baptist Church, North Tonawanda, on Oct. 8, 1980. 

In August of 1985, he moved to West Clarksville, at which time he became pastor of the West Clarksville Baptist Church, where he was still serving. 

Rev. Chambers will be remembered as being a compassionate pastor who was always attentive to the needs of his congregation and community members. He was a faithful servant of the Lord providing a positive attitude and refused to let his illness overshadow his love and faith.

For several years, he was the chaplain for the Allegany County Sheriff's Department, and was an official for track and cross-country. He loved his wife, children and adored his grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed splitting wood.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his father and stepmother, Ralph (Greta) Chambers of Amherst; his children, Stacey (John) Fisher of Allegany, Paul Chambers of South Haven, Miss., Daniel (Danielle) Chambers of South Haven, Miss., David (Miranda) Chambers of Bolivar, John Chambers of New York City and Philip Chambers of West Clarksville; his grandchildren, Bryttanie, Daeman, Elliott, Addison, Isaiah, Zion, Nevaeh and Layla; his siblings, Andy, Randy, Fran, Kathy, Jim, Glenda, Sarah, Ruth, Tim and Liz; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service Inc., 9 Bull St., Cuba. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 4, 2014) at the West Clarksville Baptist Church. Private family burial with full military honors will be in West Clarksville Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Memorials may be made to the West Clarksville Baptist Church, 9003 Daggett Hollow Road, Bolivar, NY 14715.

Mary Lou Haught, of 1454 S. Bolivar Road, Bolivar, NY

Mary Lou Haught, of 1454 S. Bolivar Road, Bolivar, NY, passed away Thursday (July 31, 2014) in Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born May 22, 1933, in Bolivar, she was a daughter of Harry and Mary Whitzer Heito Bush. On May 8, 1982, in Bolivar, she married Robert Haught, who preceded her in death.

Mary Lou was employed at the Bolivar Country Club, Little Genesee Library and the U.S. Census Bureau. She was a member of the Allegany County Trailblazers Club and the Little Genesee Quilting Club.

Surviving are nine children, Timothy (Don Brenton) Mesler of Asheville, N.C., Mary Ellen Mesler of Olean, Martha (Steven) Shannon of Kannapolis, N.C., Maureen (Robert) Brewer of Friendship, Daniel (Rosemary) Mesler of Bolivar, Michael (Kathy) Mesler of Bolivar, John (Kevin Morse) Mesler of High Point, N.C., Christopher Mesler of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., and Melinda (James) Herman of Wellsville; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jane Bush of Olean, Marian Murphy of Wellsville, and Donna (James) Melville of Olean; and a brother, Harry Bush of Honeoye Falls.

She was preceded in death by a son, Martin Mesler; three grandchildren, Chad Brewer, Jason Mesler, and Joseph Herman; two sisters, Virginia Logonergro and Josephine Bush; and two brothers, George Bush and William Bush.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Schaffner Funeral Home, Inc., in Bolivar. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday (Aug. 4, 2014) in the funeral home, with the Rev. David Herrne of the Heritage Aflame Ministries officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Bolivar.

Memorials are suggested to the Bolivar Fire Department's Ambulance Fund or the Allegany County SPCA

Fire, EMS Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 219 North of Tacks Inn

Fire, EMS Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 219 North of Tacks Inn

At 7:32 PM on Saturday, ;Lafayette Fire Dept. and Bradford Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 219 north of Tack's Inn for a one vehicle into the embankment crash. 2 adults, 2 children. No entrapment.



Potter County Fair Duck race results:

Duck race results: First- Kelly Erhard; second- David Wheaton and Third- Landon Babcock. Congratulations and thanks for supporting the fair! Should we do it again next year?

Live Band Saturday, Aug. 2, At Chef Grill In Bolivar, NY

Coudersport Dispatched To Farm Equipment Fire

Coudersport Dispatched To Farm Equipment Fire

At 5:25 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to a farm equipment fire near the intersection of Baker Creek & Ford Hill Road in Allegany Township.

Elizabeth J. “Betty” HOWARD, 91, of Coudersport, PA

Elizabeth J. “Betty” HOWARD, 91, of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Flash Flood Watch


3 Car Crash With Injuries On Rt. 219 Near Tacks Inn

3 Car Crash With Injuries On Rt. 219 Near Tacks Inn

At 1:19 PM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Dept. , Lewis Run Fire Dept. & Bradford City Ambulance dispatched to a 3 car accident on Rt. 219 and Rt. 59 near Tacks Inn. Injuries are reported. No entrapment according to caller.

WPSU Filming For Second Volume of "Our Town Smethport" Today

Andover Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash In Greenwood

Andover Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash In Greenwood

At 12:29 PM on Saturday, Greenwood (Steuben County) requesting 2 mutual aid ambulances from Andover for a 2 vehicle motor vehicle accident on Rt. 417 in Greenwood with 4 patients.

Parade At 2 PM Today Celebrating Kane's 150th Birthday

Linda Bergstrom Gatewood 

 Kane's 150th celebration!! Great fireworks last night & big parade starting @ 2 today.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Shippen Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-07-28 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site SRC WT 2354 115H 51458 in Shippen Twp township, Cameron county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-07-28 00:00:00 to SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY PROD CO for site MASE MONTE 1H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

For Roulette man, the world is a stage


Vehicle / Pedestrian Accident On Main Street In Coudersport

Vehicle / Pedestrian Accident On Main Street In Coudersport

At 11:50 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept., EMS & Medic 6 dispatched to a vehicle/pedestrian accident at the intersection of Main Street & 4th Street in the boro. On scene reports one patient, possible minor injuries.

Motorcyclist Dies In Crash On Route 6 Near Coach Stop Inn

Motorcyclist Dies in Accident

Article by Lonny Frost
Tioga Freedomist

On Friday evening, August 1, 2014, Wellsboro and Galeton fire crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in Shippen Township shortly after 8PM.

Life Flight 4 medical helicopter was put on standby at 8:12PM even before emergency crews arrived on scene.

Wellsboro fire personnel arrived on scene by 8:18PM after locating the crash near the Coach Stop Inn on Route 6. It was confirmed that there was a motorcyclist that was seriously injured.

Other crews continued to arrive on scene around 8:24PM. Tioga Freedomist received word that there were at least 6 units from Wellsboro at the scene, along with Medics and one unit from Galeton.

Life Flight was recalled at 8:29PM and it was stated that the coroner was dispatched to the accident scene at the same time.

Deputy Coroner James Daugherty pronounced the death of one male motorcyclist. The coroner was on scene for nearly a hour. Read more...

Pennsylvania State Police said Joseph Housel, 46, of Wellsboro sustained fatal injuries after he was thrown off of his motorcycle.

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau Preparing For Sept. 8 Public Auction / Properties Listed

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau Preparing For Sept. 8 Public Auction

taxauctionPotter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) has been working with property owners who have failed to pay their back taxes, while preparing for the last resort in handling delinquent accounts, which is the annual “upset sale.” 

That’s a public auction required by state law to sell those properties on which taxes for 2012 or earlier have not been paid. It will be held at 10 am on Monday, Sept. 8, in the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport. 

A list of the properties that are subject to sale by auction has been posted on the Potter County website. Bidders are advised that the properties that are placed on the auction block may be subject to liens, mortgages, judgments or other title attachments.

 2014 Tax Claim Bureau Upset Sale

Click HERE for the list of properties which are subject to sale by public auction (subject to liens, judgments and other claims) during the Upset Sale at 10 am Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in the Gunzburger Building auditorium, Coudersport. The list reflects those properties of record as of Aug. 1, 2014, and is subject to change. This list will be periodically updated. For more information, contact the Tax Claim Bureau at 814-274-0488.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rooks Road

At 10:44 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Rooks Road in Sweden Township for a unknown medical.

Lots of reasons to be in Emporium today!

Frosty Hollow Herbal Fair Today On Cherry Springs Road Near Coudersport

Driftwood Outfitters Currently Booking Moose Archery Hunts In Quebec, Canada

House For Sale In Beautiful Potter County Village Of Roulette

HOUSE FOR SALE: Located in in a quiet area in the beautiful Potter County Village of Roulette. It's a 3 bedroom, 1 bath, with a living room, kitchen-dining room, full basement and an attached one car garage. A good sized outbuilding is included. Located on ten acres of good laying land. House is move in ready. Asking $128,000. Call owner at 814-274-8416.

St. Eulalia's Maternity Closet At St. Eulalia Will Not Be Open This Month

Potter County Fair Continues Saturday At Millport, PA / Free Parking / Free Admission

Saturday, August 2~
1 to 5 pm- All rides one price, 
2 pm-Duck Derby, 
5 pm-release of entries, 
6 to 10 pm-The Bob Hartle Band, 
10 pm-Fireworks

Galeton Rotary Woodsmen's Show At Cherry Springs State Park August 2 & 3

RN's & LPN's Needed By PSA in Bradford, Port Allegany, Galeton and Ulysses

Sadie Green Sales Sunday, Aug. 3rd On Ulysses Library Lawn

Openings At Cole Memorial Hospital In Coudersport, PA

Cutting Edge Gymnastics New Session Starts Saturday, August 2 / Register At The Gym This Morning

Used Truck Vault Available In Shinglehouse $350.

Girl Scout Registration Day For Girls From Roulette, Port Allegany, Turtlepoint, and Otto-Eldred Areas Is Saturday

Girl Scout Registration Day 
at "Fair on the Square"

CNA/HHA Needed For Home Care Patient In Coudersport Area

Fresh Acts Scheduled At Elk County Fair

Poage gives false name, faces more charges

Friday, August 1, 2014

One Car Crash On West Washington Street

One Car Crash On West Washington Street

At 11:41 PM on Friday, Bradford Ambulance dispatched to West Washington Street near the fire station for a one car accident with air bag deployment. Caller reports no entrapment.

Kids Having Fun At The Fair

Police seek help in continued search for missing Ferguson Township woman

Shop 'n' Save In Port Allegany Closing / Slated To Reopen With New Owner After Remodeling

Lanny's posting in "Port Allegany Remember When" today gave rise to much speculation as to the future of food shopping in the Port Allegany area. Truth of the matter being that regular shoppers at the Port Allegany Shop 'n Save who have been served by this store for many years were not given much information as to the changes to be made. Ralph Ayers has owned the store for as long as I can remember and along with his long time employees, has offered a great shopping experience to the area. Many commentors have offered speculation. Best information I have seen is from comments by Martha Knight posted to the original posting on the Remember When site.
We would appreciate it if the person who is planning to reopen the store would contact us at and give us some accurate information on the changes that are coming.

Live Bands Friday & Saturday, Aug. 1 & 2, At Chef Grill In Bolivar, NY

Cisco Academy Introduction to Networks

Cisco Academy Introduction to Networks

The Cisco CCENT Routing and Switching curriculum teaches comprehensive networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum. The CCENT Routing and Switching curriculum is designed for students who are seeking entry-level jobs in the ICT industry or hope to fulfill prerequisites to pursue more specialized ICT skills.

In this course, students learn technology concepts with the support of interactive media and apply and practice this knowledge through a series of hands-on and simulated activities that reinforce learning. This is the first of two classes to prepare you for the Cisco CCENT Certification Exam.

This class is being taught by Donna Giannattasio, Network Systems Technology Instructor at Seneca Highlands CTC and will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning September 9, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council’s Port Allegany office. The course is scheduled to end in December; the end date is dependent on the holiday schedule. The cost is $775.00 per person. To register, visit or call (814) 545-1333.

I-180 Work-Zone Traffic Impacts for Aug. 4-8

I-180 Work-Zone Traffic Impacts for Aug. 4-8

A $16.1 million resurfacing project along a 5-mile stretch of Interstate 180 between Exit 10 (Muncy-Main Street) in Lycoming County and Exit 5 (Turbotville) in Northumberland County will continue next week.

Weather permitting, the contractor working on the project will implement the second phase of long-term, temporary traffic patterns.

I-180 westbound currently is restricted to one-lane. The work-zone speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH on both sides of the highway.

Next week, eastbound traffic will still be restricted to one lane during daylight hours only while crossovers are implemented.

A subcontractor will continue placing barrier and line painting in the temporary ramps and median areas. Another subcontractor will begin milling in eastbound lane once traffic is switched to westbound lane, removing guiderail in eastbound lane. The structure subcontractor will continue repairs to the substructure of the bridge carrying the interstate over Hughes Road and Route 54.

Weather permitting, the crossovers will become live and eastbound traffic will be directed into one lane on the westbound side of the highway, with barrier separating the two-way traffic, one lane for each direction, starting Wednesday, Aug. 6.

The Muncy-Main Street on ramp will be closed and a signed detour will be in effect.

Motorists are urged to pay attention to the changing traffic patterns. Pennsylvania State Police will be on-site to assist with traffic control during the placement of barrier. Be aware of construction equipment and delivery trucks within the work zone.

Sabrina Williams Named Potter County Fair Queen For 2014-15
Congratulations to Sabrina Williams ~ 2014-2015 Potter County Fair Queen

Sabrina Williams, daughter of Tom and Patsy Williams, has been named the Potter County Fair Queen for 2014-2015. She is a senior at Northern Potter High School.

Noell Nichols (Left) was also named Potter County Fair Queen Alternate in the ceremony last night. Noell is a junior at Northern Potter High School.

Sabrina was escorted by Jeremiah Butler and Noell was escorted by Franklin Gardner.

Congratulations to Sabrina and Noell!

Lane restriction on Route 14 north of Trout Run in Lycoming County

Lane restriction on Route 14 north of Trout Run in Lycoming County

Motorists in Lycoming County are advised that Route 14 just north of Trout Run in Lycoming County is restricted to a single lane due to a tractor-trailer that is in the ditch on the southbound side of the road.

Fire police are on the scene and are directing traffic.

Work on Route 255 project near I-80 DuBois continues

Work on Route 255 project near I-80 DuBois continues

Traffic delays expected Monday as traffic pattern changes

DuBois – Traffic delays should be expected Monday, Aug. 4, as work continues on PennDOT’s Route 255 project near I-80. Crews will be setting barrier and painting roadway lines in order to change the traffic pattern on a small bridge just north of the Treasure Lake entrance.

Dependent on weather and work progress, lengthy delays could occur into mid- afternoon. The traffic pattern change will shift northbound traffic to the right shoulder, allowing crews to work in the center of the bridge. Flaggers will be in the roadway on Monday from 7 a.m. into the afternoon hours enforcing an alternating traffic pattern during the traffic shift work. Once barrier is set and lines are painted, northbound and southbound lanes will reopen to traffic with 11-foot width restrictions.

This project started in May of 2013 and has included milling and paving, bridge deck repair, cleaning and upgrading of pipe culverts and inlets, water-line extension, and installation of new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps. All work is weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Inc. is the contractor on this $3.7 million project.

The Keating Township regular meeting rescheduled For 8-11-2014

The Keating Township regular meeting scheduled for August 4, 2014 has been rescheduled and will be on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7PM.

Keating Township Supervisors

I-80 resurfacing in Union County continues next week

I-80 resurfacing in Union County continues next week

Work on a $1.4 million resurfacing project on Interstate 80 eastbound in Union County will continue next week.

The project includes patching deteriorated shoulders, milling and paving both lanes from the Clinton County line to the Mile Run Exit (Exit 199).

Prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., has finished paving and the driving lane will be open today to unrestricted traffic.

Next week the contractor will be milling rumble strips, sealing, repairing shoulder joints and applying epoxy paint.

Traffic patterns will vary next week. Motorists are advised to be on the lookout for slow moving traffic, proceed carefully through the work zone, and most importantly, watch for workers in the construction zone.



BRADFORD, Pa. — The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold an Introduction to GPS and Geocaching class for adults and youth Aug. 9 at Kinzua State Bridge Park.

The class, which is sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children age 10 or older may register with an adult. The cost is $20 per person.

Participants will learn about GPS and how to use it and also participate in a gentle 1.5-mile geocaching treasure hunt on the park’s trails.

Students will learn how to use a GPS to find a geocache and geocaching etiquette. Equipment will be provided. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and pack a lunch and water.

Class will take place rain or shine and meets at the park pavilion. For more information or to register, contact continuing education at 814-362-5078 or

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at 814-362-7609 or

PennDOT Partners with Ag Progress Days to advise equipment transporters of road restrictions

PennDOT Partners with Ag Progress Days to advise equipment transporters of road restrictions.Width restrictions in effect on numerous projects

State College – With PSU’s Ag Progress Days scheduled Aug. 12–14, PennDOT is advising equipment transporters of roadway restrictions they may encounter traveling to and from the event site. The event is held on the Penn State Research Farms along West Pine Grove Road in Pennsylvania Furnace.

Motorists should be aware of the following local restrictions:

• 12-foot width restrictions on Route 220 between Avis and Lock Haven in Clinton County.

• 10-foot width restrictions on two separate projects along Route 322 east of Boalsburg in Centre County.

• 10-foot width restrictions on Route 64 in the village of Nittany in Centre County.

• Due to 10-foot width restrictions and heavy traffic volumes, PennDOT advises use of the Blue detour on Route 22/322 in the Lewistown area. Westbound drivers will exit Route 22/322 at the Business 22 exit and follow Route 3006 (Juniata Street), Route 103, Route 3002 (4th Street), Business Route 22 and onto Route 22/522 at the Industrial Park interchange, re-entering 22/322 at the State College on-ramp. Eastbound drivers will exit 22/322 at the 22/522 interchange following that road to the Industrial Park off-ramp. They will then follow Business 22, Route 3002 (4th Street), Route 103, and Route 3006 (Juniata Street), re-entering Route 22/322 at the western end of the Lewistown Narrows. The Blue detour is also marked with Blue Detour signage.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Pleasant Street Festival: The Pleasant Street Festival will take place on Saturday, August 16th, from noon to 4:00 p.m. This year there will be:
• Live band from 12:00 to 4:00
• Chicken barbecue
• Hot dogs & Brats
• Walk-Around Tacos
• Chips
• Drinks
• Assorted vendors (theme baskets, crafts, home baked goods, lightly used books, VHS movies, etc.)
• Contests: ladder ball and pie judging
• Pet show
• Demonstrations: state police, computer Q&A, eReader Q&A, local fire department
• Face painting
• 95.7 “The Pig” will be broadcasting live during the festival.

Practice Pennsylvania Driving Permit Tests are now available for free on our website. The link is on our Young Adult Corner tab.

Young Adult Graphic Novels: A new section is developing at the library in the young adult area. We are adding some graphic novels. What are graphic novels? A graphic novel is a book made up of comics content. We will be adding to the collection as funds allow.

Financial Peace University Classes: This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. For more information or to register and purchase the kit you will need for the class visit our website at and click on the link on the right. A free preview will take place Wednesday, August 20th, at 6:00 p.m.

Friday Flea Markets: Do you have a pile of items that you are not using? Could you use some extra cash? The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library can help turn those items into cash! Every Friday through the end of September, rent space on the library lawn and sell your extra items. Interested sellers may reserve a spot by stopping in the library OR calling 697-6691. The set-up fee is $5.00 per table every Friday. Sellers are responsible for their own tables. Space is limited. Have your lawn sale on the library lawn and turn your extra items into extra cash!

Book Discussion: The library’s book discussion group is reading Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano. The group will meet for discussion on Wednesday, August 20th, at 1:30 p.m. We have plenty of copies available for anyone new who would like to join the group.

POWERLibrary: Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for grades pre-K - 3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to help build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces core reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. To access POWERLibrary visit our website at

POWER Library is an integral part of Information Literacy, a component of the PA Forward initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association, promoting the value of libraries in the 21st Century. Libraries help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to fully participate in a digital society. POWER Library is a service of Commonwealth Libraries, a Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is supported by the taxpayers of Pennsylvania.

Ongoing Programming: The following ongoing monthly program events are open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691.
• Family History Research group & Researching the History of Education in the Oswayo Valley: 2nd Friday of the month, 2:00 p.m. (These groups are not meeting in August)
• Story Time with Pen: every Wednesday during the school year at 4 p.m.
• Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
• Book discussion: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3:30 p.m.

Memorials: A memorial was received for Rosita Goodridge from Jacob & Betty Jane Colwell.

Audio & eBooks for Download: 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”.

Website: 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.

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

Board of Trustees Meeting: The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors’ monthly meeting will be held on August 25th at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Jeanne M. McANDREW, 83, of Harrison Valley, PA

Jeanne M. McANDREW, 83, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in her home. 

Born February 1, 1931, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Carl H. and Marie C. Lembach Hobensack. 

 On September 5, 1953, in Philadelphia, PA, she married John A. McAndrew, who predeceased her in 1989. A resident of Harrison Valley since 1976, she previously resided in Wildwood, NJ, Jackson Hole, WY, and Philadelphia, PA. She was employed by AT&T, Sears, and Morris-Schiff Furniture Company in Philadelphia. Jeanne was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church in Philadelphia. 

Surviving are: a son, John A. McAndrews; a daughter, Theresa Marie McAndrew; a granddaughter, Amber Marie McAndrews; and a sister, Ruth (William) Bappert of Williamstown, NJ. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother Carl H. Hobensack, Jr.; and a sister, Clare N. Huls. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. Rev. John Kita will preside. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery. Memorials may be made to any Catholic charity. Online condolences may be expressed at

CNA/HHA Needed For Home Care Patient In Coudersport Area

2014 Galeton Rotary Woodsmen's Show At Cherry Springs State Park Is Open For Business

Ruth Sophia German, 75, of Waynesville, NC, formerly of Cyclone, PA

Ruth Sophia German, 75, of Waynesville, NC, formerly of Cyclone, PA, passed away Monday (July 28, 2014) at the Mountain Trace Nursing Ctr., Sylva, NC, after a lengthy illness.

She was born Sept. 17, 1938 in New Castle, PA, a daughter of Michael and Mary Elizabeth Hopko Hardisky. She was raised in New Castle. On Feb. 5, 1959, in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, she married Harold C. German, who died on Feb. 16, 2002.

Mrs. German was a graduate of Shenango High School and was employed at Case Cutlery until her retirement in 1987.

Ruth attended church at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church of Smethport and was a volunteer and mentor for the reading literacy program.

She is survived by:

Three sons: Brad German of Cyclone, Harold (Nichelle) German, Jr. of El Paso, TX, and Mark (Carol) German of Waynesville, NC

Two daughters: Denise (Mark) Shick of Waynesville, NC and Theresa Brosenitsch of Cabot, PA

15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren

Two sisters: Loretta Yasher of New Bedford, PA and Florence Olshausky of New Wilmington, PA

Two brothers: James Hardisky of Edinburg, PA and John Hardisky of Mercer, PA

And several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Harold C. German, Jr., eight brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 11A.M. To 12 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 1 P.M. on Monday at St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State St., Ste. 301, Erie, PA 16501-1920. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

I-80 WB resurfacing project in Columbia County nears completion

I-80 WB resurfacing project in Columbia County nears completion

Here is an update on the Interstate 80 westbound resurfacing project in Columbia County.

I-80 westbound at the Buckhorn Interchange is opened to unrestricted traffic in both lanes until 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, when the contractor will perform permanent line painting and miscellaneous cleanup work.

There will be lane restrictions implemented throughout the day. This $2.6 million resurfacing project is expected be completed by the end of the day on Monday, weather permitting.

Austin Dispatched For Bicycle Accident Victim

Austin Dispatched For Bicycle Accident Victim

At 11:12 AM on Friday, Austin dispatched to assist a child victim of a bicycle accident near 37 Oak Lane.

Girl Scout Registration Day For Girls From Roulette, Port Allegany, Turtlepoint, and Otto-Eldred Areas Is Saturday

Girl Scout Registration Day 
at "Fair on the Square"

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, August 4 – August 8, 2014

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, August 4 – August 8, 2014

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 4 to August 8, 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:
• State Route: 1010 (Genesee to Mills) Sign Upgrades - Monday-Wednesday
• State Route: 1011 (Hickox to Ulysses) Sign Upgrades - Thursday & Friday

Bridge Crew:
• State Route: 1003 (Loucks Mills Road) Bridge Closure-Detour in Place

Side Dozing:
• State Route: 0049 (Gold to Harrison Valley) Monday-Wednesday
• State Route: 0244 (Andrews Settlement to Genesee) Thursday & Friday

Tail Ditching:
● State Route: 0872 (Inez area) Monday-Friday
• State Route: 3015 (Dutch Hill area) Monday-Friday

Mill & Fill:
● State Route: 4004 (Cameron County) Monday
● State Route: 0872 (Dividing Ridge area) Patching -Tuesday
● State Route: 1003 (Loucks Mills Road) Wednesday-Friday

● State Routes: 0049 & 1005 (Potter Brook/Phoenix area)

General Maintenance:
● State Route: 4027 (McGinnis Road) Grading – Monday & Tuesday
● State Route: 4017 (Sunny Side Road) Grading – Wednesday-Friday
● State Route: 0049 (Colesburg area) Spray Patching – Monday-Friday
Cameron County 0240

Mill & Fill:
● State Route: 4004 - Monday

● State Route: 4004 – Tuesday - Friday

Shoulder Cutting:
● State Routes: 2001, 0120 & 0555 – Tuesday-Friday

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:
● Glen O Hawbaker: State Route 0144 (Carter Camp to Germania) Pipe Replacement-Alternating Traffic Pattern Will Be Enforced, then During Full Depth Resurfacing, SR 144 Will Be Closed & Detour in Place
● Glen O Hawbaker: State Route 0872 (Cameron) Roadway Improvements-Alternate Traffic Pattern

● LTT Trucking: State Route 1016 (North Fork Road) Bridge Replacement –Road Closure – Detour in Place (effective April 21)
● LTT Trucking: State Route 3013 (Toles Hollow Road) Bridge Closure-Detour in Place (June-October)

● L C Whitford- Bridge Restoration on SR 1022 (Mill Street) in Galeton Borough and SR 3004 (Kim Hill Road) in Roulette Township-Detour in Place (effective May 15)
● L C Whitford-SR 0044 South Branch of Oswayo Creek & SR 0049 Ulysses Township (Luddington Run) Bridge Repairs- Temporary Traffic Signals in Place

● A L Blades – SR 1021 (Harrison & Hector Townships) Bridge Closure-Detour
in Place (June-September)
● A L Blades – SR 1018 (Hector Village) Bridge Closure-Detour in Place (July-November)

● Horizon Construction Group – (T-433) Rausch Road, Abbott Township-Bridge Closure-Detour in Place (July-August)

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Exhale Series continues with Sunday program

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Exhale Series continues with Sunday program

PORTVILLE, N.Y. - The Exhales Series at the Pfeiffer Nature Center continues on Sunday with a familiar face.

Former Director Peg Cherre will be the speaker. Before she starts, music will be provided by bagpiper Chris Piaggi at 5:30 p.m.

The theme for this year's series is "Acts of a Meaningful Life."

This outdoor event will beheld in the timber frame pavilion at 1974 Lillibridge Road. For more information, contact the Pfeiffer Nature Center at 716-933-0187 or e-mail

Farmer's Market Today (Friday) in Downtown Coudersport Starts At 1:00 PM

Let's hope the predicted rain showers will hold off this afternoon as the Potter County Farmers' Market opens from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in downtown Coudersport. In the case of thunderstorms, it may be necessary to close the market early.

Vendors who are planning to participate today include:

Miles Farm Produce: Cucumbers, peppers, onions, spinach, raspberries, blueberries and currants.

Card Creek Trading Post: Artisan breads, biscotti, scones and baked goods, eggs, plus some produce and other surprises.

Alpaca Creations: All things alpaca! Hand-knit scarves, convertible and fingerless mittens, insoles, shawls, socks, hats, hand spun and hand dyed yarns by Teresa Genaux, Juried Artisan on the Pa Wilds Artisan Trail. Red Maple Sportswear Dealer.

Fitzgerald's Family Farm: Maple, honey, jams, jellies and preserves plus some vegetables.

Metzger Heritage Organic Farm: New potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, beets, beet greens, hot and sweet peppers, summer squash and zucchini, leafy head lettuce and fresh herbs.

New Horizons Creamery will not be at the market for the next three weeks.

Other vendors may also be on hand.

The market is set up on Fridays on the lot adjacent to the courthouse square on the corner of East Second (Rt. 6 East) and North East Streets. Parking is available on North East Street.

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Potter County Fair Draws to a Close

Thank you to everyone who came out to my table at the Potter County Fair this year. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. And thanks to my family, friends and staff for helping out! Pictured here are my son Matthew, mom Sandy, daughters Morgan and Mallory, me and Bill Dunn. The Cameron County Fair is up next on Aug. 3-9, followed by the McKean County Fair on Aug. 9-16.
Congratulations to all of the men and women who work so hard to make the fair a success. I was happy to have the opportunity to help recognize their hard work by taking part in a check presentation from the Pennsylvania Fair Fund. Pictured with me, left to right, are Dave Erhard, president of the Potter County Fair Association; Boots Hetherington, special advisor to the governor on agriculture; Sue Plumstead, secretary of the Potter County Fair Association; and Natalie Brewer, Plumstead’s granddaughter.

Reminder: Senior Citizens Expo Next Friday

Be sure to stop by the annual Senior Citizens Expo next Friday, Aug. 8, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sports and Fitness Gymnasium. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., senior citizens and their caregivers will have the opportunity to talk with a variety of vendors who provide programs and services to support our seniors. As always, admission is free and lunch will be served. If you can’t make it next week, a second expo is planned on Friday, Oct. 10, at the Roulette Fire Hall.
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PennDOT Assistance, Senior Benefit Information and More Available at Legislative Offices

To best serve you and maintain open lines of communication, I operate two full-time district offices in Bradford and Coudersport and host office hours periodically in Emporium and Port Allegany.

My staff and I are ready to help answer your questions about state government issues, as well as to provide information and applications for a variety of state programs. Office services include:
 • Driver’s license and vehicle registration applications and renewals.  
 • Assistance with PennDOT paperwork (lost cards, changes, corrections, special registration plates, vanity plates, and temporary placards for persons with physical disabilities).  
 • Information and applications for senior citizen benefit programs, including Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug programs. 
 • Information and applications for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  
 • Help with securing birth and death certificates (photo identification required).  
 • Information about legislation.
 • Assistance with resolving matters relating to state agencies, such as Veterans Affairs, Public Welfare, Labor and Industry, Insurance, Environmental Protection or Conservation and Natural Resources.