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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Bee Hollow Lane

At 11:29 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Wellsville ALS dispatched to Bee Hollow Lane in Ceres Township for a fall victim with a head injury.

News From PA Dept. of Agriculture

Message from George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture
Great things happen when we work together, and on Wednesday I witnessed dairy farmers, milk dealers, and food bank workers come together to get milk into the hands of hungry western Pennsylvanians. Yes, we already unveiled our pioneering milk distribution program in Harrisburg in June, and I’m proud to say it is successful – and growing. But our mission didn’t stop there, and we set our sights on helping western PA. Wednesday that assistance became a reality, when I stood in front of a milk cooler with Lisa Scales of the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, Bill Schneider of Schneider’s Dairy, and an old friend of mine, Butler Co. farmer Richard Kind. They were anxious to help out 110,000 of their fellow western Pennsylvanians across 11 counties who use the food bank’s resources. One in eight Pennsylvanians face hunger. That is unacceptable. People from all walks of life can fall on hard times, and when I see them receiving a leg up from their neighbors, my faith is restored. Lisa, Bill and Richard are passionate about the program they kicked off, and their excitement rubbed off on me. We’re doing good work here in PA, and I’m proud that PDA is a part of it.

Harness Racing Whipping Standards Approved
The PA Harness Racing Commission imposed stricter standards to safeguard equine athletes from direct contact with whips during harness racing at the state’s tracks. Drivers must now use two hands on the reins at all times, which restricts motion of the whip to a flick of the wrist and forearm. Whips are normally used to strike the sides of the horse’s saddle pad, not the horse. This generates the “cracking” sound that encourages horses faster down the home stretch.
Berks Co.’s Ashley Mohn Named PA Dairy Princess Ashley Mohn of Womelsdorf, Berks County, was crowned the 58th PA Dairy Princess on Saturday, Sept. 20, after a three-day competition with 26 county dairy princesses. Two alternates were selected. First alternate is Carly Foose of Quarryville, Lancaster Co. and second alternate is Rachael Grosvenor, of Kingsley, Susquehanna Co. For the next year, the new state royalty team will represent PA’s dairy industry and its 7,400 dairy farm families. 

First of Fall Crop Insurance Deadlines is Sept. 30 Farmers can protect their crops from unpredictable Mother Nature with new and revised crop insurance options. Contact your local FSA office or find a crop insurance agent before the fall deadlines: Sept. 30 for fall-seeded grains and alfalfa-based forages, Nov. 15 for rainfall protection for pasture and hay, Nov. 20 for fruit and grapes (berries for the Non-insured crop Assistance Program), and Nov. 30 for all hay (area loss trigger).

KILE’s First-Weekend Activities Kick Off Tonight Jumper classes tonight preview six days of livestock and equine shows, sales and seminars. This weekend features expanded activities, including a trade show with tack vendors and feed companies and the open horse show tomorrow and Sunday, featuring simultaneous classes in the Equine Arena, Large Arena, and Equine Barn. The new double-header Keystone Classic Boer Goat Show will feature morning and afternoon points shows tomorrow.
Financial and Risk Mgm’t Conf on Dairy Developments
Lenders and other dairy financial pros learned about developments in the industry from the new Farm Bill and the changing global dairy industry during the Dairy Financial and Risk Mgm’t Conference in Summerdale, Cumberland Co. Sec. Greig welcomed attendees, providing an update from PDA and discussing the department’s Keeping PA Growing initiative and the PAgrows office that specializes in the financial needs of agribusinesses.

PA dairy farm families' cows produce 10.5 billion pounds of milk annually, which would be more than 19 billion cups of milk. That would be enough milk for each Pennsylvanian – and 90% of Marylanders – to consume their three-a-day dairy for a year.

Fire Fighters Dispatched To Eldred Sewer Plant

Fire Fighters Dispatched To Eldred Sewer Plant

At 6:25 PM on Saturday, Eldred,Boro, Township, Otto Township, Port Allegany & Coudersport dispatched to a structure fire at the Eldred Eldred Sewer Plant.


Testing Shows Water From Local Roadside Springs Contaminated

Testing Shows Water From Local Roadside Springs Contaminated

September 24th, 2014
Two popular roadside springs in the Coudersport area and others near Emporium and Port Allegany have been tested as not safe for human consumption, but people continue to drink the water. Extensive testing of the four springs by Penn State Extension showed coliform bacteria.
Many locals use the springs as a source of drinking water and routinely fill jugs for personal use. They are:
  • The Rigas Spring off Rt. 49, north of Coudersport, which has a coliform bacteria count of 66 parts per 100 milliliters. No E coli was detected. The spring has a built-in drinking fountain.
  • Dingman Run Spring on Coudersport’s west side, showing a bacteria count of 4 ppm. No E coli was detected. The spring has a distribution network feeding a handful of homes.
  • Railroad Avenue Second Switchback spring in Cameron County, with a coliform level of 165 ppm, as well as an E coli level of two.
  • Route 6 Spring, east of Port Allegany, was found to have a coliform level of 101 ppm and an E coli level of one.
Coliform is considered an unhealthy contaminant of drinking water. Public drinking water sources are prohibited by the Environmental Protection Agency to contain any detectable levels. Coliform can cause mild illnesses and could lead to serious waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery. E coli is more serious health concern. It indicates raw animal or human sewage is present, according to Jim Clark, water resources educator for Penn State Extension.
“Coliform is an indicator bacteria,” Clark said. “If it comes up positive in test results, there is a pathway for potentially contaminated surface water to enter your water supply.” Some common sources of bacterial pollution include runoff from woodlands, pastures and feedlots; septic tanks and sewage plants; droppings from animals and wild fowl, or decaying animals.
“If deer congregate above a spring source, it’s very likely that the water will carry bacteria,” Clark said. “Drinking water from roadside springs without treating the water is a health risk. If it’s going to be used, it should be properly disinfected and at the very least should be boiled.”

Voter Deadline Oct. 6; Sample Ballots On County Website

Voter Deadline Oct. 6; Sample Ballots On County Website

electionFinal day for eligible voters to register, change party affiliation or report change of address in order to be eligible for the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 6. 

Potter County Director of Elections Sandy Lewis encourages anyone who has questions to contract her at 814-274-8467 or at the Election/Voter Registration Office at the Gunzburger Building, open from 8:30 to 4:30 each weekday. 

Absentee ballot applications are being accepted by county election offices from those who will be unavailable to vote on Nov. 4. Completed ballots must be submitted by Oct. 31.

 Sample ballots and much more information abut the Nov. 4 election can be found on the county website, (click on Departments tab; go to Elections/Voter Registration).

Port Allegany "Class of 1964" 50 Year Reunion

The Class of '64! Port Allegany, PA!  Photo by
Paul M Bozzo 

Oktoberfest Continues Today Until 10 PM At St. Gabriel's In Port Allegany

Photo by Lannie Nunn
Photo by Lannie Nunn


New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Incorrectly Produced and Shipped With The Mark Of Inspection
Delicious Beef Jerky, LLC, an Albuquerque, N.M. establishment, is recalling 8 pounds of beef jerky products because they were marked and shipped with the benefit of inspection when they were produced under a retail exemption.

2 Vehicle accident with Injuries In Kane Boro

2 Vehicle accident with Injuries In Kane Boro

At 4:15 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Rescue and Ambulance dispatched to intersection of Dawson & Greeves Street for a 2 vehicle accident with injuries.

ATV Accident At Majestic Trails In Otto Township

ATV Accident At Majestic Trails In Otto Township

At 4:08 PM on Saturday, Otto & Rew Fire Dept. with Otto Ambulance dispatched to Majestic Trails for an ATV accident. Mercyflight helicopter on standby from Buffalo.

Motorcycle Accident On Rich Valley Road

Address: 956 RICH VALLEY RD
9/27/2014 3:57:57 PM


Smethport Homecoming Queen & King Chosen.

Smethport Homecoming Queen Quinn Burdick and King Keenan Kost. Photo by Les Jordan Jr.  More photos at Discover Smethport.

 Discover Smethport

The Hubbers scored a touchdown and the PAT with one minute left in the game to beat Sheffield 33-32 for a Homecoming victory. The game was a back-and-forth battle all the way, but the powerful late game drive and Zetwick pass into the end zone proved to be a winning combination for the Hubs.

Austin Volunteer Fire Sept. New Rescue Truck Arriving Today

Woman Missing Near White Haven in Luzerne County, PA, Has Been Found

FOUND!! Crashed bike and hit her head. Family is there on scene now; EMS is bringing her out. Will update more as it becomes available.

Austin VFD Bringing Home This Unit

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Penny Lane

At 12:56 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Penny Lane for a medical emergency.

Card Party For ORPHA LUNDGREN Who Will Be 100

Card Party For ORPHA LUNDGREN Who Will Be 100 

Many of you will remember ORPHA LUNDGREN who for many years was a nurse at Soldiers & Sailors Wellsboro PA, a volunteer there for about 40 years, and especially from 1983 until 2009 the "HOSTESS WITH THE MOST-EST" at The Antlers Inn.

Orpha will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Oct. 1st. She'd love to get cards from all of you - ORPHA LUNDGREN, SHARED HOME, 27 BACON ST., WELLSBORO PA 16901 ..

Please surprise this beautiful inside & out lady on this amazing day with your card & note to her! Hoping she gets 100 X 10 cards! :-)

Thank you!

2nd Anniversary & Fall Open House At Olde Schoolhouse Village Shop In Eldred

EQT PRODUCTION CO Reports Drilling Started

EQT PRODUCTION CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Washington Twp Township

EQT PRODUCTION CO reports drilling started on 2014-09-26 00:00:00 at site WEED 591987 in Washington Twp township, Jefferson county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

EQT PRODUCTION CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Washington Twp Township

EQT PRODUCTION CO reports drilling started on 2014-09-26 00:00:00 at site WEED 591986 in Washington Twp township, Jefferson county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

EQT PRODUCTION CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Washington Twp Township

EQT PRODUCTION CO reports drilling started on 2014-09-26 00:00:00 at site WEED 591985 in Washington Twp township, Jefferson county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

EQT PRODUCTION CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Washington Twp Township

EQT PRODUCTION CO reports drilling started on 2014-09-26 00:00:00 at site WEED 591984 in Washington Twp township, Jefferson county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Mouth Watering Chicken BBQ Ready Now In Roulette

9-27 Last Chicken BBQ of Season

Coudersport Ambulance To North Main Street

At 11:44 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to North Main Street for a fall victim.

Fall Festival Time Today In Galeton, PA

Today is the day - a full day of activities. Galeton is the place to be!

Fall Fest in the Park with lots of vendors, live music, pumpkins, mums, a book sale, and much more. Chick BBQ (youth soccer), 

Homecoming parade @ 11 a.m., 

Jr. High Soccer game @ 3 p.m. and JV/V @ 5:30 p.m. 

with lots of food Homemade soups and bread bowls, baked goods and the usual concession items. Senior Recognition and Crowning between JV and V game.

2 Vehicle Head On Crash On Route 6 With Entrapment & Injuries

2 Vehicle Head On Crash On Route 6 With Entrapment & Injuries

At 10:26 AM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Rescue & Ambulance dispatched to a two vehicle head-on crash near 8843 Route 6 in Delmar Township. Entrapment is reported. A medical helicopter has been requested to Nesmuk helipad.


Dense Fog Advisory issued September 27 at 8: 05AM EDT until September 27 at 10:00AM EDT by NWS

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Bradford Responding To 2 Vehicle Crash On East Main Street

Bradford Responding To 2 Vehicle Crash On East Main Street

At 2:14 AM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Rescue & EMS dispatched to the area of 282 East Main Street for a 2 vehicle accident.

A public thanks for prayer

We would like to thank everyone for all their prayers,cards,and flowers.

It meant so much to our family.

We are so thankful to have such a loving community and we are very blessed to be a part of a close community. May God greatly enrich and bless your life.  

Thank you again.

Douglas, Julie, and LeighAnn Watson

Lots Of Garden Goodies At Steve''s Farm Fresh Produce Between Roulette & Coudersport

We have Winter Squash and Pumpkins

Galeton Invites You To The 9th Annual Fall Festival Saturday, September 27th

Moon's Farm-Yard Center 2014 Factory Clearance

RN's & LPN's Needed In Galeton, Ulysses, Smethport & Bradford

Lakeview Senior Care Taking Applications For Registered Nurse

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc Has Immediate Openings In Coudersport & Bradford

Roulette Fire Departemtn Car Show Winning Choices

DuBois Man Charged By Police In Theft Of Kitchen Range From Shippen Township Residence

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thomas J. Mahon, 92, formerly of Arnold Ave., Port Allegany, PA

Thomas J. Mahon
Thomas J. Mahon, 92, formerly of Arnold Ave., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Thursday (Sept. 25, 2014) in the Bradford Nursing Pavilion.

Born May 13, 1922, in Austin., PA, he was a son of Thomas and Isabella Moyer Mahon.

US Army
Thomas has worked in construction for Fish Engineers of Houston, TX for several years, before retiring in 1980.

Mr. Mahon was a veteran of WWII, having served with the US Army. 

He was a longtime resident of the area and a member of the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church.

Surviving is a sister, Emelda (William) Glover of Austin, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Harry, Edwin, Richard and Marvin Mahon; eight sisters, Maude Nickerson, Lena Nickler, Eva Rossette, Eloise Riale, Irene Hartsock, Annabel Campbell, Reva Crosby, and Anna Mae Wennin.

Friends will be received Sunday from 1-5 p.m. in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday (Sept. 29, 2014) in the funeral home, with Rev. Anthony Edgell, pastor of the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

Memorials can be made to the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Dog Found At Coudersport Farmers Market

Dog Found At Coudersport Farmers Market

The dog has been returned to the owner. Thank You 



BRADFORD, Pa. – For the sixth year in a row, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has been named a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.

The 2015 Military Friendly® Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

The methodology includes a free survey that is available to all of the more than 8,000 schools approved for post-9/11 G.I. Bill Funding.

Support for veterans includes academic coaching and tutoring, disability resources, an academic advising center, writing center and mathematics center as well as career and counseling services.

For more information on Pitt-Bradford or an eligibility consultation, contact Bob Dilks Jr., director of transfer and nontraditional student recruitment, at or visit www.upb.pitt/veterans.

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

Charles Donald Schreckengost, 67, of Russell, PA

Charles Donald Schreckengost, 67, of Russell, PA died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Warren General Hospital.

Vietnam Vet
Born on November 3, 1946 in Oak Ridge, PA he was the son of the late Charles David and Bonnie Neese Schreckengost. Charles work at United Refining Company for 27 years and later worked in the maintenance department at the Warren State Hospital. He served with the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid softball player in his younger years.

Charles is survived by his wife, Judith Elaine Lindell Schreckengost. They were married on October 9, 1971 in Tidioute, PA. He is also survived by two children, Jill Malmgren and her husband, Jorgen, of Mint Hill, NC, and Eric C. Schreckengost of Conneaut Lake, PA, one grandson, Kason Schreckengost, one brother, Dave Neese and his wife, Betty, of Corsica, PA, and three nephews, Dave Brosious, Matt Proper and Andy Proper. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Vicki Brosious and Robyn Schreckengost.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from Noon – 2:00 P.M. at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of Warren General Hospital, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at the service by members of the John Gertsch Vietnam Memorial Post and U. S. Marine Corps personnel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting



BRADFORD, Pa. -- The Southern Tier Symphony will perform “Curtain Up!” featuring selections from Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet,” among others at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall.

Tickets for the event are $20 for the public and free for all students.

Dr. David Rudge, who has led orchestras on five continents, including those in the Czech Republic, Italy, Egypt and Bulgaria, directs the symphony. He has performed with or conducted a host of platinum artists, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Max Rudolf, Fredell Lack, Yumi Ninomiya, Jeffrey Khaner, David Kim and Elizabeth Hainen. Rudge has taught at Oklahoma State University, the University of South Carolina, Colby College, the Hartt School of Music and the Omega Institute of Holistic Studies in New York.

More information on the Southern Tier Symphony may be found at

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

Minimizing gas-drilling’s impact

Minimizing gas-drilling’s impact

Steps that can be taken to minimize the negative impacts of shale gas production in the region will be front-and-center at the next public meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center.

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 pm, three perspectives on the topic will be presented at the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport, under the theme of “Best Practices.” The topic is especially timely, as activity in the gas industry has begun to pick up across the area.
Here’s a summary of the Oct. 14 meeting content:

--Susquehannock District Forester Chris Nicholas will offer an update on gas development on state forest land, with an emphasis on provisions the state has written into contracts for gas companies leasing gas, oil and mineral rights. The conditions are designed to protect natural resources and wildlife while limiting the impact of energy production. Private property owners who are considering lease offers and anyone interested in state forest management may find the presentation to be of particular interest.

--Jon Boardman, a field compliance manager for Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE), will discuss best practices from an industry perspective. PGE is one of the most active producers in Potter County and owns considerable gas, oil and mineral rights on state forest land. Boardman will bring a private sector perspective to the discussion. He’ll explain PGE’s policies pertaining to public safety, environmental stewardship and other aspects of shale gas development that may not be governed by state or federal regulations.

--Tioga County Planning Director Jim Weaver, who chairs the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team's Oil and Gas Committee, will discuss the oil and gas development supplement to the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide. It’s a blueprint of best practices energy companies and communities can follow to reduce the impact of gas development on the environment and community character. Industry representatives, professional planners and other representatives developed the recommendations.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. Those planning to attend are asked to use the Water Street entrance, across from the Potter County Education Council offices.
For more information, call 814-274-4877 or visit the website,

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Trout Stockings, Steelhead Fishing
Highlight Fall Fishing Opportunities
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 25) - spacer Remember the excitement and anticipation of the trout opener last spring? Anglers can experience that again during the fall starting on October 1.
“Fishing doesn’t end when the weather turns colder,” said Dave Miko, Chief of the Division of Fisheries Management for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). “Between trout stockings and hard-charging steelhead returning to our Lake Erie tributaries, your chances to enjoy some fishing fun this fall are looking pretty good.”
Beginning Oct. 1, the PFBC will stock approximately 83,300 trout in 91 lakes and stream sections. Anglers can see a complete list of the fall stocking schedules by visiting the PFBC’s stocking pages at:
Looking for a challenge? Miko suggests heading to Erie and its legendary steelhead fishing.
“History shows that steelhead enter Lake Erie tributaries starting in early to mid-September and runs really get going during October, coinciding with rainfall events that bring up flows in the streams,” he said. “Angler surveys show that catch rates per angler are highest in December.”
“Steelhead are known for their aggressive fight,” he added. “But once you land one, you’ll likely get hooked on the experience.”
The PFBC stocks more than a million juvenile steelhead each year and continually works on improving access to Lake Erie tributaries through property acquisitions and easements using angler funds acquired through the Lake Erie permit and combo trout-salmon/Lake Erie permit. For more information on steelhead fishing in Erie, including interactive maps showing popular locations, visit:
The fall fishing season also coincides with National Hunting and Fishing Day, which this year is Saturday, Sept. 27. Formalized by Congress in 1971, National Hunting and Fishing Day was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to recognize the important role hunters and anglers play in conservation and improving natural resources. It is observed on the fourth Saturday of every September.
“We still have three solid months of good fishing ahead,” Miko added. “Make your plans now to get in on the action. A Pennsylvania fishing license and permits are your ticket to some of the best fishing of the year.”
Before heading out onto waterways, Miko reminds anglers to familiarize themselves with the methods to clean their gear and help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
“Aquatic invasive species, like round gobies and didymo, are almost impossible to eradicate once they’re introduced into a waterway,” he said. “Take a few moments to learn how to properly clean and dry your gear to protect our waterways.”
More information is available on the PFBC website at:


Three tracts total about 170 acres.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved three real-estate deals that will add 170 acres to the state game lands system. The commissioners approved the purchase of a 163-acre tract in Archbald Borough, Lackawanna County. The tract is forested with mixed northern hardwoods, and perhaps most importantly, provides critical access to State Game Lands 307 from Business Route 6.

The seller, D & L Realty Co., is excepting and reserving any oil and gas beneath the tract, as well as the rights to explore for, develop and reduce the oil and gas. The Game Commission will pay a $357,500 lump sum for the tract, with funds coming from third-party commitments for compensation of habitat and recreational losses that occurred on state game lands from previously approved projects.

Additionally today, the board voted to accept the donation of about 6.6 acres abutting State Game Lands 96 in Jackson and Plum townships, Venango County. The property, which is mostly forested with mixed hardwoods and has two small openings of about one-half acre in size, is being donated by Lucy M. Daris. The tract is accessed from Sunville Road.

The board also voted today to settle a boundary dispute that will add about 0.32 acres to State Game Lands 216 in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County. Under the settlement, the Game Commission would pay Constance Feldman $155,000 for the land, and Feldman’s two adult children would be granted the right to occupy the house located on the property for the rest of their adult lives, so long as one or both use it as their residence. The settlement stems from a dispute over the property boundary and encroachment.

The First Baptist Church of Galeton will hold their Center Shot Archery program

Center Shot Archery Program

The First Baptist Church of Galeton will hold their Center Shot Archery program Beginning Oct. 2--Nov. 20 every Thursday night. This year they will be targeting the age group of 4th to 7th grade students. 

Registration ends Sept. 29 and applications can be picked up at the church and must be turned in before the 29th. There will be a registration fee of $10, but if your child attends 6 out of the 8 weeks your money will be refunded. For more information call (814)-435-6560.

Cecelia Wanda Maben, 86, formerly of 39 Pearl St., Bradford, PA

Cecelia Wanda Maben, 86, formerly of 39 Pearl St., Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Pavilion at BRMC. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., with a full obituary. 

Online condolences can be expressed at

Anne M. Bates, 99, formerly of Bradford, PA

Anne M. Bates, 99, formerly of Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at Lakeside Beikerch Care Center in Brockport, NY.

Born December 20, 1914 in Richardsville, she was a daughter of the late Lucius and Bertha (Young) Bartlett.

On August 30, 1935 in Bradford , she married William C. Bates, who died February 21, 1987.

Mrs. Bates was a graduate of Bradford High School.

She worked as a Secretary and Bookkeeper for the Salvation Army and then for The Boy Scouts of America, from where she retired after many years of service.

She was very active in The First Wesleyan Church, where she played the organ and sang in the choir, served as a board member and was also a Sunday School Teacher.

She is survived by two sons Donald (Noreen) Bates, of Rochester, NY and Paul (Diane) Bates of Joppa, MD; daughters in law, Mary Lou Bates and Marie Bates; seven grandchildren, Marcia (Everett) Piper, Mark (Debra) Bates, Debra (Joe) Rinck, Kevin (Twyla) Bates, Brian (Susan) Bates, Shelley (Mark) Rannie and Steven (Joni) Bates; 15 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a sister in law, Grace Bartlett and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Merle Bates and Jack Bates; four brothers, Dwight (Myrna) Bartlett, Curt (Evelyn Hogue) Bartlett, Ted (Berta) Bartlett and Benn (Lola) Bartlett and a sister, Emily (Ernie) Ostberg.

Friends are invited to call from 4-7 PM, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Avenue. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in the First Wesleyan Church, with Rev. David Souder, former Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Degolia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to The First Wesleyan Church, 692 South Kendall Avenue, Bradford or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Rebuilt PA Lumber Museum Now Open To Public

Entryway & main floor of rebuilt Pa Lumber Museum, Rt 6 between Coudersport and Galeton.
Now open to public, but displays are not yet installed. So the $6 admission fee comes with a voucher for a FREE visit next year when the extensive displays are complete.
Grand opening is planned for sometime next spring.

PA Rep. Martin Causer's Capitol Update

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Friday, September 26, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

Working Together to Enhance Business, Job Opportunities

Many thanks to the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak at its Business Roundtable this morning, and to all of the business leaders who took the time to attend. These are the men and women who help drive our local economy and create job opportunities, and it is vital that we work together to achieve these mutual goals.


Outreach Office Hours Set for Oct. 2

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, Oct. 2:

 • Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.
 • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.

Supporting PA Jobs

I was honored to receive a “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) this week. Supporting small business means supporting jobs for people in our region and across the Commonwealth. I have always believed that government needs to stay out of the way of our employers and let them grow and thrive, and I appreciate the contributions that small employers make to our workers and the local economy. Here I am pictured with Neal Lesher, NFIB legislative director; and Kevin Shivers, NFIB Pennsylvania executive state director.

Protecting Gun Rights

The House this week voted on an amendment to help deter local governments from establishing their own firearms laws.

State law already prohibits the adoption of any local ordinances regarding ownership, possession or transportation of firearms; however, some municipalities, such as the City of Philadelphia, have adopted their own rules anyway.

To help deter this practice, the legislation gives legal standing to any person who has been adversely affected by any regulation put forth or enforced in violation of this premise, to seek injunctive and declarative relief, as well as damages.

The amendment was adopted to House Bill 1243, which awaits final consideration in the House next month. That bill would require the Pennsylvania State Police to provide existing mental health records already incorporated in the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) to the National Instant Check System (NICS) and require ongoing submissions of this data to NICS within 72 hours of PSP receiving it.

Help Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and law enforcement agencies across the state will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Take-Back Day is a national initiative, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aimed at encouraging the public to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs that are prone to abuse and theft.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., unwanted prescription medications may be dropped off at the following locations:

 • PSP Emporium Barracks, 12921 Route 120, Emporium. 
 • McKean County Sheriff’s Department at the Penn State Extension Office, 17129 Route 6, Smethport. 
 • PSP Coudersport Barracks, 3140 E. Second St., Coudersport.  

No personal information is required for drop-off. For more information, click here.

Tis the Season for Fall Festivals

Autumn arrived on Monday evening, and the leaves are already changing. Enjoy the season at these upcoming events in Potter County:
 • Galeton Fall FestivalSaturday, Sept. 27, starting at 10 a.m. at the John J. Collins Sr. Memorial Park.  
 • Falling Leaves Festival – Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, starting at 9 a.m. each day on Courthouse Square in Coudersport.   

Temporary ramp closure on I-180 at Turbotville exit next week

Temporary ramp closure on I-180 at Turbotville exit

While paving continues on an approximately 6.5-mile stretch of Interstate 180 between Muncy and Turbotville, the contractor, New Enterprise Sand and Limestone Co., Inc., will be conducting a temporary closure of the exit ramp (Exit 5) at Turbotville.

A detour will be in effect using Route 1007 (Main Street/Susquehanna Trail) from the exit at McEwensville (Exit 1) to Route 54. The detour will be in effect while the ramp is being paved during non-peak hours between Tuesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 2.

Lawn Mower Accident In Blossburg

Lawn Mower Accident In Blossburg

At 2:51 PM on Friday, Blossburg Fire & Ambulance have responded to assist a victim of a lawnmower accident. A landing zone is being set up for a medical helicopter.

Lots Of Garden Goodies At Steve''s Farm Fresh Produce Between Roulette & Coudersport

We have Winter Squash and Pumpkins

Vehicle Crash In City Of Bradford

Vehicle Crash In City Of Bradford

At 1:33 PM on Friday, Bradford City Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Main Street & Davis Street for a vehicle crash with possible entrapment.

Thank You From The Family Of Richard Menken

Welcoming Kaylee Marie Reed Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Girl!
Kelly (Fanean) and Brock Reed of Coudersport, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Kaylee Marie Reed who was born on September 23rd at Cole Memorial. Kaylee weighed 8 pounds and 2.3 ounces. She joins her brother Braydon (2 ½).

Maternal Grandparents: Michael and Diane Fanean of Osceola, PA.

Paternal Grandparents: Brenda Reed of Chesapeake, VA; Mark Reed of Warren, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Nancy Reed of Knox, PA; Nancy Matthews of Knox, PA.    

Welcoming Destiny LeeAnn Snyder Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Girl!
Shelby (Snyder) of Austin, PA and Scott Butler of Harrisburg, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Destiny LeeAnn Snyder who was born on September 25th at Cole Memorial. Destiny weighed 6 pounds and 10.5 ounces.

Maternal Grandparents: Patricia Karr of Port Allegany, PA; Tonia Butler of Austin, PA.

Paternal Grandparents: Donald L. Snyder Sr. of Coudersport, PA; Tim Butler of Austin, Pa.  

Welcoming Zane Michael Milliken Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Boy!
Delsie Drake and Logan Milliken from Shinglehouse, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Zane Michael Milliken who was born on September 24th at Cole Memorial. Zane weighed 8.3 pounds.

Maternal Grandparents: Charles and Sandy Welty of Clinton, UT; Joe and Phoebe Drake of Shinglehouse, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Deloris and Carl Johnson; Homer and Elsie Wheeler; Chuck and Vicki Welty; Sophie Hardy.

Paternal Grandparents: Bob and Marjorie Milliken of Shinglehouse, PA.   

Paternal Grandparents: Rich and Yvonne Milliken of Shinglehouse, PA; Rich and Marge Coscia of Eldred, PA.   

;Kane Drive In To Reopen In April 2015 Under New Management

Dense Fog Advisory issued September 26 at 8: 47AM EDT until September 26 at 10:00AM EDT by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Potter County.

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Dense Fog Advisory issued September 26 at 4: 17AM EDT until September 26 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS

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Dense Fog In Store For Early Morning Commute