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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 11:14 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 dispatched to Cole Manor for a medical emergency.

Bradford Responding to Stabbing Incident

At 10:00 PM on Saturday, Bradford Police and EMS are responding to a report of a self-inflicted stabbing at an upstairs apartment on Tibbets Avenue in the City.

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 21 at 9: 38PM EST until February 22 at 7:00AM EST by NWS


No Injuries When PennDOT Plow Truck & Other Truck Collide In Shippen Township

Several Injured In Ludlow Crash

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 21 at 7: 55PM EST until February 22 at 7:00AM EST by NWS


Crary Hose Shares Photos of Log Cabin Fire Feb. 15th

Northern Potter Athletics for the week of February 23, 2015

Monday, February 23
6:00 PM Boys 7th/8th Basketball Away Galeton Area School
6:00 PM Girls 7th/8th Basketball Away Galeton Area School
Departs: 4:50 PM

Tuesday, February, 24
6:00 PM Boys 7th/8th Basketball Away Austin Area High School
Departs: 4:30 PM

Wednesday, February, 25
6:00 PM Boys 7th/8th Basketball Home Otto Eldred High School
6:00 PM Girls 7th/8th Basketball Home Otto Eldred High School

Friday, February, 27
6:00 PM Boys 7th/8th Basketball Away Port Allegany Junior/Senior HS
Departs: 4:30 PM
6:00 PM Girls 7th/8th Basketball Away Port Allegany Junior/Senior HS
Departs: 4:30 PM

Sweden Township Police Department Reports Fatal Snowmobile Accident

A 52 year old man died as a result of blunt force trauma near the Sweden Hill rd x North Hollow Heights intersection early this morning following a single vehicle crash on private property, snowmobile trail, Investigation continues, more details will follow pending further notification of family.

Assisted at the scene by Cdspt Fire/Rescue,CVAA, Medic 6, Potter Co. Coroner Kevin Dusenbury, Kightlinger Motors.



Major Crash On Rt. 15 near Turkey Ranch


Article by Lonny Frost
(No Association with Tioga Freedomist.)

Around 4:30PM on Saturday, February 21, 2015 Lycoming County requested assistance from fire crews from Tioga County, Pa.

There was a 2 vehicle accident in the 20000 block of Route 15 in the northbound lane approximately 1 mile from Fry's Turkey Ranch in Jackson Township.

Liberty, Cogan House Substation and Blossburg crews were dispatched to assist at the crash scene.

A tractor trailer and another vehicle have been involved in the crash. Confirmed early reports that stated that there was entrapment on scene.

This breaking story will be updated as information becomes available.

Fillmore Responding To 2 Vehicle Crash On Route 19

At 5:00 PM on Saturday, Fillmore Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 19 near County Road 3 for a 2 vehicle crash on the S curves. A tow truck is off the roadway thru the guard rail on one side. A car is off the road on the other side.

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched to South West Street

At 5:03 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to South West Street for a medical emergency.

Donna E. McGarvey, 85, of S. Pine St., Port Allegany, PA

Donna E. McGarvey

PORT ALLEGANY- Donna E. McGarvey, 85, of S. Pine St., passed away Friday (Feb. 20, 2015) in Sena Kean Manor with her family at her side.

Born August 3, 1929, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Lawrence D. and Florence A. DeLong Manning. On Aug. 6, 1949, in Port Allegany, she married Robert D. McGarvey, who died Apr. 15, 2006.
Donna had worked at the former Cameo Doll Factory, and also with North Penn Gas Co. both of Port Allegany.

She was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1947. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, and enjoyed crocheting.

Surviving are four sons, Robert L. “Buck” (Penny) McGarvey, Richard D. “Rich” (Sandy) McGarvey, Ronald V. “Hippy” (Stephanie) McGarvey all of Port Allegany, Russell D. (Lola Freer) McGarvey of Turtlepoint; a daughter, Rhonda F. (Mark) Hepfer of Gifford, PA; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry D. Manning; a sister, Jean A. Johnson of Portville, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, two grandchildren, Gabriel and Denise McGarvey; and two brothers, Dean A. and Lyle B. Manning.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015) with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church or American Cancer Society.

Condolences can be made to:

Robert L. McGarvey
65 Gleason Hollow
Port Allegany, PA 16743


Address: 51 OYSTER RUN RD
Cross Streets: ROUTE 219 * ASKEY DR

2/21/2015 3:50:18 PM

Big Turnout For Snowmobile Event In Coudersport

Decorative License Plate Found In Eldred

red272009 <> wrote:
Hi I found a decorative license plate in Eldred at the park behind Hamlin bank please tell me what's on it so I can give it back to the rightful owner, thank you.


Address: 925 FRONT ST
Cross Streets: MONROE AVE * ST LEO AVE

2/21/2015 2:56:16 PM

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 21 at 2: 53PM EST until February 22 at 7:00AM EST by NWS


Nancy A. Blum, 79, of 706 Penna. Ave. W., Warren, PA

Nancy A. Blum
Nancy A. Blum, 79, of 706 Penna. Ave. W., Warren, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at the Warren Manor. Mrs. Blum was born January 21, 1936, in Bradford, PA. She is the daughter of the late Harvey and Helen Newton.

Mrs. Blum was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, attending as her health had allowed. She will be most remembered for her love of family. She cherished the time she could spend with them looked forward to family get-togethers, where she would show off her excellent cooking skills.

She is survived by one daughter, Jill McKown of Warren, PA; and one son, Timothy Blum, and wife, Linda, of New London, WI; two sisters: Barb Frank, of Clearfield, PA, and Sandy Clancy, of Bradford, PA; three brothers, Richard Newton, and wife, Annabelle, of Bradford, PA, Rodney Newton, and wife, Elaine, also of Bradford, PA, and Lynn Newton, and wife, Bobbi, of NV; four grandchildren, Gavin Blum, Justin McKown, Mandy Meneo, and husband, Eric, and Daniel Hadley; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on July 6, 2002, by her husband, James W. Blum, whom she married July 28, 1956; one son, Jeffrey Allen Blum; and two sisters, Beth Newton and Jane Coldron.

Services will be private, and at the convenience of the family.

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 21 at 1: 11PM EST until February 22 at 7:00AM EST by NWS



Report by Lonny Frost. (No Association with Tioga Freedomist.) Information shared with WETM 18 News.

Wellsboro Borough Police were in pursuit of a black Chevy Impala along Greenwood Street around 2:50AM on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Delmar Township.

Wellsboro officers requested assistance of other units by 2:55AM. Suddenly the officers lost sight of the fleeing vehicle a minute later.

At 3AM the Tioga County 911 Dispatch Center received word of a motor vehicle accident 2 miles from Greenwood Street. The accident was reported near the intersection of Balsam Road & Morral Road.

The two Wellsboro police officers that were in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle arrived on scene within seconds of the crash.

Emergency crews started arriving on scene around 3:08AM and an additional dispatch for an ambulance was requested around 3:15AM. There was at least 1 entrapment, however it was possible that they may have been at least two individuals entrapped in the vehicle. As it was reported that two individuals were injured in this sudden crash.

A medical helicopter was also requested for at least one seriously injured person.

It has not been confirmed that this crash was related to the police pursuit by Wellsboro officers. However, following this story, it is believed that the suspects running from police were most likely the ones involved in this particular accident.

Extrication of those entrapped inside the vehicle was completed by 3:25AM.

One of the individuals in the crash was taken to the lab at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital shortly after 3:30AM.

The medical helicopter that was on standby was not dispatched to the crash site. At this time the condition of the second individual is unknown. The individual was transported to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital around 3:45AM.

Prayers appreciated for all involved in this crash.

Special thanks to Wellsboro police and all volunteer fire personnel who assisted with this accident in such dreadful temperatures.

Soup Luncheon To Benefit Roulette Township Parks & Recreation

We want your snowfall reports

We want your snowfall reports! 
Please include the time of measurement and LOCATION. Thank you!

PennDOT has reduced speeds

PennDOT has reduced speeds on roadways around Pittsburgh. If you're taking a transport to Pgh today, please allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

Derrick City Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash

At 11:38 AM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. dispatched to assist Foster Township Police at a no-injury 2 vehicle crash near the intersection of Derrick Road and Olean Road.

Cuba Dispatched For Car Into Tree Crash

At 11:31 AM on Saturday, Cuba Fire & EMS dispatched to a car into tree accident on Town Line Road near the intersection with Keller Hill Road.

Wellsville RespondingTo Bolivar Road Crash

At 11:05 AM on Saturday, Wellsville ambulance haws been dispatched to Bolivar Road & the Parkway for a 2 vehicle accident with multiple patients. Additional ambulances from Andover and Amity have been requested mutual aid.

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 21 at 9: 34AM EST until February 22 at 7:00AM EST by NWS


Winter Weather Advisory issued February 21 at 5: 13AM EST until February 22 at 6:00AM EST by NWS


Coudersport Girl Scout "All You Can Eat" Breakfast Buffet Sunday, Feb. 22nd At Hotel Crittenden

We are all getting a bit nervous about our upcoming benefit brunch, we've planned an incredible menu with the help of the Crittenden chefs, but so far we only have a handful of reservations. Please call your reservation now so we know how many to prepare for. It's this Sunday, February 22nd.


Cross Streets: RITA LN * MICALE RD
2/21/2015 1:39:41 AM


Teacher's Pet Rescue Doesn't Charge Owners Whose Pet Is Turned In To Them

Teacher’s Pet Rescue would like everyone to know that if their dog is turned in to them, they can be picked up at NO CHARGE to the owner. 

Some rescues do charge to recover your pet but Teacher’s Pet does not. They want all their dogs returned to their loving families.

Blizzard Bonus Day Sales At 3 Shoppes In Coudersport This Weekend

Woman Died In Structure Fire At Erin's Isles Apartment In Cuba Overnight

CUBA, NY (WKBW) - The Cuba Police Department has confirmed that a female died in an overnight blaze at the Erin Isles Apartment Complex in the Allegany County Town of Cuba.
The Red Cross also provided assistance to six people on scene

At 1:11 AM on Saturday, Cuba & Friendship Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 3 Bristol Street at the Erin Isle Apartments where smoke is reported inside the building.  Police on scene reports heavy smoke on the second floor.
1:23 AM--Pumpers from Clarksville & New Hudson requested mutual aid.
1:24 AM--Ambulances from Cuba, Friendship & Clarksville to scene. 
1:31--Pumper from Hinsdale requested. Olean 10 Medic requested. 
1:34 AM--Bolivar Ambulance to scene. Belfast Ambulance, Amity Rescue ambulances to scene. Medic 700 to scene. 
1:36 AM--Report critical patient.  Richburg Ambulances to scene. 
1:49 AM--Report fire under control.

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Dietary Aide

Roulette Ambulance To Sartwell Creek Road

At 1:07 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Sartwell Creek Road for a link to life activation for an unknown medical.
Accidental activation. Units returning.

Kane couple seriously injured in Ludlow accident

Spaghetti Dinner To Benefit Steve & Kris Cochran At St. Bibiana Church Hall In Galeton Saturday

Boys & Girls Club of Potter County Currently Accepting Applications For K thru 8th Grade

Coudersport Dispatched For Snowmobile Accident On North Hollow Heights

At 12:32 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 & Medic 6 dispatched to North Hollow Heights for a snowmobile accident on the roadway. 
 Sweden Township Police Department

A 52 yo man died as a result of blunt force trauma near the Sweden Hill rd x North Hollow Heights intersection early this morning following a single vehicle crash on private property, snowmobile trail, Investigation continues, more details will follow pending further notification of family.
Assisted at the scene by Cdspt Fire/Rescue, CVAA, Medic 6, Potter Co. Coroner Kevin Dusenbury, Kightlinger Motors.

3rd Annual Potter County Vintage Snow Fest Feb 20-22 In Coudersport, PA

Friday, February 20, 2015




# Test Alert

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Coudersport man pleads no contest to stabbing in Port Allegany

Bradford Era

SMETHPORT — A Coudersport man pleaded no contest Thursday in McKean County Court to allegations he stabbed a man, injuring him, during an early morning street fight in Port Allegany.

Antwan L. Cunningham, 36, was one of four men charged in the incident. He entered a no-contest plea to charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct.

According to Assistant District Attorney Ashley Shade, on Sept. 21, 2014, during a fight in the middle of the street in Port Allegany, Cunningham injured Kyle Bonneau, 25, of Roulette, “by cutting him during a fight, which caused him lacerations.”

President Judge John Pavlock said Cunningham’s attorney, Joseph Marasco, told him the no-contest plea was offered because Cunningham had a difficult time remembering what happened. Read more...

Whitesville Responding To Rollover Crash On Fulmer Valley Road

At 8:20 PM on Friday, Whitesville Fire Company & Independence Rescue dispatched to a rollover crash with entrapment on Fulmer Valley Road between Roeske Road and County Road 22. Report from scene says occupant has been self extricated and not injured.

Marie Stella Viola, 95, formerly of 20 York St.,Bradford, PA

Marie Stella Viola, 95, formerly of 20 York St.,Bradford, PA passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born April 9, 1919 in Rochester, NY she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Carmella Lafaro Crupi.

On September 14, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church in Rochester, NY, she married Henry M. Viola, who passed away January 12, 1985.

A 1937 graduate of Jefferson High School in Rochester, NY, she worked for nine years as a secretary in Rochester before moving to Bradford and raising her family.

She is survived by four children, Linda (Phillip) Sheridan, of Bradford; Nancy (Gary) Smarcz, of Penfield, NY; David (Patricia) Viola of Watertown, WI and Mark (Stephanie) Viola, of Bradford;twelve grandchildren, Phillip Sheridan, II, Scott Sheridan, Lisa Tygart, Nicholas Smarcz, Ben Smarcz, Mary Smarcz, Jennifer Fargo, Angela Martinez, Adrianne Talbot, Cory Viola, Kyle Viola and Ryan Brennan; 17 great grandchildren; three sisters in law, Charmaine Viola, Joyce Crupi and Angelina Crupi, a brother in law, Ray Henke and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carmella Henke and two brothers, Rocco Crupi and Dominic Crupi.

Friends are invited to call from 4-7 PM, Monday, February 23, 2015 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday February 24, 2015, followed by an 11AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Church, with Rev. Stephen Collins, Pastor as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to The Pavilion at BRMC, The Bradford Hospital Foundation or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Bradford Firefighters added 12 new photos of Pearl Street Fire

Bradford Firefighters added 12 new photos.

2-20 Fish Fry Roulette Firehall

2-20 Fish Fry Roulette Firehall

Elijah Raydon Barnett, Infant Son of Travis Barnett and Brittany Schultz, Warren, PA

Elijah Raydon Barnett
Elijah Raydon Barnett

Elijah Raydon Barnett passed away at home February 19, 2015. 

He was born the son of Travis Barnett and Brittany Schultz on January 16, 2015. 
The family currently resides with paternal grandparents Allen and Laurie Barnett of Warren. 

He is also survived by a brother Josiah and a sister Delilah, maternal grandparents Kathy Campbell and Orville Schultz, aunt Tika Smith, uncles Marcus Schultz and Dustin Campbell, all residing in Warren, and uncle Matthew Smith of California. 

Elijah was preceded in death by Matthew’s newborn son, D’Artanyon, and great aunt Marianne Frederick. He will be deeply missed by a large extended family and friends too numerous to list by name. 

While Elijah was with us for only a short time, his light will shine forever.

Friends and family may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Rick Rohlin, Pastor of Praise Fellowship, officiating. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting



Liquor Privatization on House Agenda Next Week

The state House returns to session on Monday, Feb. 23, to debate and vote on various issues of importance. Session is scheduled for Monday through Friday. All of House session and most committee meetings will stream live at Many events also may be viewed at

Entrepreneurs vs. Dinosaur of Bureaucracy, the PLCB

The House Liquor Control Committee is scheduled to meet Monday (10 a.m., Room G-50, Irvis Office Building) to discuss and vote on legislation (House Bill 466, Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny County) aimed at bringing private sector sales of wine and liquor – both wholesale and retail – throughout the Commonwealth. To read an overview of the bill, click on the link at the top of this email.

The current state store system was created in 1933 by then-Gov. Gifford Pinchot, who said the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) mission was to make liquor sales “as inconvenient and expensive as possible.” Under anyone’s definition (except the self-interested people working to preserve the status quo), the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has met and exceeded Pinchot’s mandate.

Pinchot’s mandate still persists as PLCB operations turn normally law-abiding citizens into bootleggers. By the PLCB’s own reckoning, border bleed accounts for more than $300 million in lost sales and taxes. An estimated 45 percent of the consumers in the state’s southeast counties cross state lines to purchase alcohol.

The PLCB’s recent “modernization and expansion” efforts exhibit why government should not be in business:

Using public dollars to build what is, in essence, a party bar with big screen TVs, lounge furniture and top-scale accoutrements in the PLCB’s state-owned headquarters building.
Paying nearly $200,000 to an employee-connected company for “courtesy” training.
Spending millions of public dollars annually on advertising and millions of dollars more to rebrand their state stores (with a similar name), even though the PLCB has a monopoly on the market in Pennsylvania.

As a state agency, their advertising encourages alcohol consumption for holidays, social events and anytime anyone wants a drink. They advertise at professional sporting events, on internet sites (such as Pandora), on billboards and other outlets.

Establishing and purchasing an expensive gumball machine-style “kiosk” program for wine purchases from a company with political connections. The system forced consumers who wanted to purchase wine to submit personal information and breathe into a machine monitored by state workers. Incidentally, the kiosk program, as it lost the PLCB more than $1 million and was shut down, is still costing the state in legal fees.

Using the board’s monopoly position to market in-house labels such as TableLeaf Wine and Vinestone, in direct competition and at the expense of all other brands.

Gov. Tom Wolf recently appointed a career politician, Tim Holden, rather than an administrator or businessman to head up the troubled agency.

Three of the PLCB’s former top officials have been under investigation and cited for very clear ethics violations.

Pennsylvania residents deserve better.

Some people will argue for “modernization.” Can a washboard really be modernized? Or treatment with leeches? Eight track players? A Victrola? A Mercury? A dinosaur? No. And the PLCB is a dinosaur which needs total change. The #PAHouse will take up that needed change next week. #FreeOurBoozePA.

The Weekly Schedule


From left to right, Bottom row: Abbie Cady & Hannah Winseck
Middle row: Erin Cimino & Keelin Morales
Top row: Destinee Powell, Taylor Brewer, Mikayla Gunn

Level 3 State Qualifiers: Taylor Brewer, Abbie Cady, Erin Cimono and Hannah Winseck. They will be traveling to Waynesboro, Pa., March 14th. Host Gym: Rainbow Riders Gymnastics Team.

Level 4 State Qualifiers: Mikayla Gunn and Kellin Morales. They will travel to Canonsburg, Pa. on March 7th. Host Gym: Gymsport Athletic Center.

Level 6 State Qualifier: Destinee Powell. She will travel to Boiling Springs, Pa. on April 18th. Hosted Gym: Cumberland Gymnastics.


Wayne E. Blauvelt, 95, a longtime resident of Bolivar, NY

Wayne E. Blauvelt “longtime Bolivar resident”

Wayne E. Blauvelt, 95, a longtime resident of Bolivar, NY passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in the Wellsville Manor, Wellsville, after a long illness.

Born November 21, 1919 in Shinglehouse, PA, he was a son of Harry and Susan A. Wheeler Blauvelt.

Wayne attended Shinglehouse schools. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a medic during World War II, having seen the Battle of the Bulge and the battle at Normandy.
He was a logger, oil field worker and lastly a salvage yard manager.
Wayne was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

Surviving are eight children, Beulah (Frank) Klimek of Milton, PA, William W. (Millie) Blauvelt of Shinglehouse, Tina (Tommy) Payne of West Clarksville, Sue E. Stives of Bolivar, Marion (Richard) Ferrari of Rochester, Robert N. (Michelle) Blauvelt of Little Genesee, Clifton (Judy) Blauvelt of Henderson, Nevada, and Robert W. (Margery) Blauvelt of Salamanca; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was predeceased by two sons, Wayne Blauvelt and Leslie Blauvelt; two brothers, Francis Blauvelt and Joseph Blauvelt; and three sisters, Grace Bellamy, Clara Byam, and Ruth Byam.

In keeping with Wayne’s wishes there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Wayne’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Blauvelt’s family has entrusted his arrangements to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Wayne, please visit


Ham Radio Operators Breakfast At Katies on Saturday Is Cancelled

Ham Radio Operators Breakfast At Katies on Saturday Is Cancelled

OLEAN, NY---Margaret V. “Margie” Pierce, 89, a longtime resident of Olean,NY

Margaret V. “Margie” Pierce “beloved sister”

Margaret V. “Margie” Pierce, 89, a longtime resident of Olean,NY  passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Absolut at Allegany after a short illness.

Born April 19, 1925 in Austin, PA, she was a daughter of John W. and Lillian B. Sherwood Bradley. On August 8, 1962 in Olean, she married Henry E. “Skip” Pierce, who passed away on August 2, 2006.

Margie was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Coudersport, PA. She was a cook and waitress in Olean for many years. She retired from AVX Corporation in Olean.

Surviving is a sister, Lorraine J. Moran of Coudersport.

In addition to her parents and husband, Margie was predeceased by three brothers, Basil N. Bradley, Donald S. Bradley, and James O. Bradley; and a sister, Lois M. Knight.

In keeping with Margie’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Margie’s family has entrusted her arrangements to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Margie, please visit

Clam Bake At Eldred Township Has Been Cancelled

The Eldred Township's Clam Bake for Saturday, February 21, 2015 has been cancelled due to not being able to get any Clams. Thank you

Austin Dispatched For Snowmobile Accident On Ridge Road

At 3:24 PM on Friday, Austin Fire Dept., Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to the Ridge Road  near the intersection with Cowley Hill Road for a victim of a snowmobile accident.
The victim is reported to have a leg fracture. Checking availability of medical helicopter. 
4:29 PM--Mercy Flight airborne to out of area hospital.

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

Headline Harrisburg

Hunting Licenses Online

In Pennsylvania, you must take a hunter-trapper education course in order to obtain a hunting license. While the list of classes in our area will soon be announced, you may take the course online through a company that specializes in hunter education and has been part of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s programs for years.

Just as with courses taken in classrooms, there is a fee ($19.50) for the online course, which is wholly retained by the company to offset their costs of providing the course.

To take the course online, click here.

Liquor Privatization

On Monday, Feb. 23, the House Liquor Control Committee will meet to consider House Bill 466, which proposes to get Pennsylvania state government out of the business of selling wine and spirits.

Among other things, House Bill 466 would create 1,200 wine and spirits retail licenses that would be available to existing beer distributors. It would also create a grocery store liquor license that would allow the holder to sell up to 12 bottles of wine in a single transaction.

Click here to read more about House Bill 466, and then watch the committee meeting on my website,, beginning Monday at 10 a.m.

On Tuesday, I recognized John Petrosky at Christ the King Manor in DuBois in honor of his upcoming 100th birthday on March 10. Pictured with us is John's son, Pete.

North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc.

Are you worried about the bees? Not seeing your gardens produce what they used to produce? Come join fellow beekeepers and interested or concerned people who do not have bees at our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 PM, at the Penn State Extension Building in Coudersport. 

 Ever wonder what happens to the bees over the winter or if you have bees, what you might expect to find in early spring? Join us for this months discussion on "First Inspection of our Bee Colonies and early spring management, preparing your colonies for the nectar flows" . This is the third year that the North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc. has been organized and we are growing each year. With the use of chemicals and other problems the honey bee population is dwindling. Come to our meetings and learn about Honey Bees. Any Questions call Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586 or email

Roulette Experiencing Extremely High Water Usage

Customers of the Roulette Water system. 

Due the extreme cold weather we’ve been experiencing over the past couple of weeks many residents have been running water to prevent their water lines from freezing. This is generally an acceptable practice. It is also quite possible that there are residences, occupied or not, that may have broken lines that the owners are not aware of. This is putting extreme pressure on our system’s ability to keep up with the demand.

Roulette’s total daily pumping hours have grown steadily over the past couple of weeks from a norm of 7 to 8 hour per day, to 16 as of today. Our normal usage is around 55,000 gallons per day, we pumped 109,390 gallons yesterday. Double our normal pumping rates. We are currently pumping at a rate of 75 gallons per minute, our capability at the moment stands at 117 gallons per minute. We still have capacity, but if things continue to escalate, we will have a serious problem. The other effect is on our Aquifers. Because we have not had temperatures that allow for snow melt, and a frost line that continues to deepen, it is difficult for the Aquifers to recharge at a reasonable rate. This means that if we pump water faster than they can recharge, we’re in trouble too. The Aquifers are beginning to show some stress in this area.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that below freezing temperatures are going to be leaving anytime soon. So, with that, we would appreciate it if you would do the following where possible…

1.) If you have a break and know it, please call the Township Office at 544-7549, even if you’ve fixed it. It will help us to understand where some water went.

2.) Please check your water lines to be sure you have no breaks daily.

3.) If you have a water meter that’s installed in a basement or crawl-space, please make sure there is enough heat in the area, or heat tape and insulation installed on the meter and incoming line to prevent it from freezing.

4.) If you are the Caretaker, or owner of a building that still has its water service turned on and is vacant, PLEASE check the building ASAP.

5.) If you have been running water to keep lines from freezing, please curtail this as much as possible.

6.) Install “Heat Tape” and insulation to areas that could be better controlled in this manner.

7.) If you see anything out of the ordinary in the way of water, fog, or melted snow in areas that normally don’t show this, call the Township office.

8.) If you know where your main water shut-off is, either Curb Stop or Meter Pit, please clear the area of snow. This will allow for faster shut-off of your water in case of a break. Also please clear a path to the area where the Meter Reading Button is installed.

If you have a water emergency after normal Township operating hours, you may call the Water Operator at 203-5152 or call 911 for assistance.

If using alternative heating to prevent freezing, be sure that there are no flammable items in the area and do not use heating sources that produce carbon monoxide in closed in areas.

Thank you,

Kevin Bisher
Roulette Township Water Operator


Spreading feed can spread disease.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission wants to remind people living in and visiting the elk range that feeding elk is illegal.

Each year, Wildlife Conservation Officers encounter individuals illegally feeding elk. In most cases, they believe feeding the elk will help them, and don’t realize their actions could harm the elk or even kill them.

Artificial feeding of elk can lead to rumen acidosis, which is a known source of mortality in wild elk.

Elk are ruminants, or cud-chewers. And their rumens, or paunches, contain certain microorganisms, such as bacteria and protozoa, required to digest their natural diet.

When elk suddenly have access to large quantities of artificial food sources, particularly readily digestible carbohydrates such as corn, the abrupt change in diet can lead to a cascade of events that ultimately results in the death of the animal. Over the past several winters, the Game Commission has confirmed rumen acidosis, which also affects deer, as a cause of death in several Pennsylvania elk.

Following a cold snap last January, a trophy 6- by 7-point bull elk died from rumen acidosis that likely was caused by illegal feeding.

Artificial feeding also can result in animals becoming habituated to humans, and can contribute to the transmission of several infectious diseases in deer and elk.

When deer and elk congregate around an artificial food source, the high density of animals consistently visiting the same location can facilitate the spread of infectious diseases, particularly those that are transmitted by close contact between animals or through the environment. This is now increasingly important with the detection of chronic wasting disease (CWD) at two Jefferson County captive-deer facilities located just to the southwest of the elk range.

CWD is fatal to deer and elk. The infectious agent of CWD is contained in the feces, urine and saliva of infected cervids and is passed through direct and indirect contact. The agent persists for years in the environment, and congregating deer and elk around an artificial food source could increase the likelihood of spreading CWD.

Elk are well adapted to enduring the winter months building their fat reserves through summer and fall to carry them through the winter. Their winter coats, which start growing in mid-September, provide excellent insulation and the habitats they seek out during the winter offer additional protection.

Over the past five winters less than 1 percent of Pennsylvania’s radio-collared animals have died from malnutrition, and artificial feeding does little to improve survival during the winter months.

Quality habitat is far more important to the long-term survival of Pennsylvania’s elk population. Landowners interested in improving habitat for elk or deer are encouraged to contact the Game Commission’s private lands biologist for advice or consultation.

The Game Commission urges instances of feeding elk be reported by calling 570-398-4744 or sending email or text information to

Shinglehouse / Eldred Dispatched For Mutual Aid For Olean Structure Fire

At 1:56 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse has been dispatched to send a tanker to the scene of a structure fire on Windfall Road in the Town of Olean. Eldred has been dispatched to send an engine and ambulance to stand by at Westons Mills fire hall.
2:12 PM--Eldred Township tanker to Town of Olean Fire Hall for standby assignment.

Allegany, N.Y., man dies from injuries in Feb. 5 car crash

Bradford Era

An Allegany, N.Y., man succumbed to injuries Wednesday from a Feb. 5 car crash in Cameron County in which another man was killed.

James Burgeson, 61, the owner of Olean (N.Y.) Class Cars, died in a Pittsburgh area hospital.

At the time of the crash, Emporium-based state police said a car driven by Burgeson was traveling west on Route 120 in Portage Township, Cameron County, while a pickup truck driven by Philip Wagner, 51, from West Virginia, was traveling east. Read more...

Coudersport Fire / Ambulance To Howard's Inc.For Land Rescue

Ar 1:05 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire / Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to meet an individual at Howards, Inc. for a  land rescue of victim of a snowmobile accident.

Fire rescue has set up a command post at the Laurelwood Inn. The injured snowmobiler is located on a trail about 2 1/2 miles north of that location near the Brookland Road. 

A medical helicopter has been dispatched. The victim is reported to have a broken arm and other injuries.

At 1:56 PM--Life Net 7-7 helicopter has landed near the scene. Potter County Snowmobile Club is sending a rescue transport vehicle to the scene. 


At 1312hrs was dispatched to a Land Rescue, a man struck a tree while operating a Snowmobile. Was assisted by Coudersport Fire/Rescue, CVAA, Medic 6, Potter County Snowmobile Association, Life Net 7-7. The pt was located on the trail system between the Laurelwood Inn, Sweden Hill Rd, was treated and transported a short distance to a field where he was loaded and care transferred to the Medivac Crew of Life Net 7-7, transported to Robert Packer - Sayre Pa. For serious injuries.
Investigation continuing .

Bradford Dispatched For Structure Fire

At 12:40 PM on Friday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to a structure fire at 11 Pearl Street. Report individual thawing pipes caught insulation on fire.

1:30 PM--Derrick City & Bradford Township to Bradford Central Station for Standby assignment. Corydon & Lewis Run to standby. 

2:15 PM--Lafayette standby at your hall for Lewis Run & Bradford Township. 
2:22 PM--Rew & Otto Standby assignment for Derrick City.

Ginger Marie Taylor, 63, of Duke Center, PA

Ginger Marie Taylor
Long Time Perkins Manager

Port Allegany - Ginger Marie Taylor, 63, of Duke Center, PA, died Thursday (February 19, 2015) surrounded by her family, in Duke Center.

She was born Jan. 2, 1952 in Port Allegany, a daughter of Lawrence and Mina M. Fitzmaurice Cochran. In April of 1970, in Yuma, AZ, she married Clarence A. Taylor, Jr., who survives.

Mrs. Taylor was a 1970 graduate of Otto Eldred High School and worked as the manager of Perkins Restaurant of Bradford, PA, for 25 years before retiring.

She enjoyed gardening, baking, and canning. She was a dedicated Mother and Grandmother, and she also enjoyed her dog "Stinker".

In addition to her husband, she is survived by:

two daughters: Angela (Rob Holsinger) Taylor of Duke Center, and Jennifer (Mark) Valentine of Bentonville, AR

two sons: Timothy (Kera) Taylor of Turtlepoint, and Brad Lee (Jamie Jackson) Taylor of Clermont

nine grandchildren: Kayla Taylor, Timothy Taylor, Jr., Billy Downey, Max Valentine, Jack Valentine, Brittney Kriner, Breanna Kriner, Christian Jackson, and Haile Jackson

one brother: Lawrence B. (Fran) Cochran of Coryville, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother: Ronald Leo Cochran, and one sister: Sandra Kaziska.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 23, at 11:00 am from the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home.

Kenneth “Sparky” L. Park, 86, of Dunnellon, FL and formerly of Clarendon Heights and Scandia, PA

Kenneth Park

Kenneth “Sparky” L. Park, 86, of Dunnellon, FL and formerly of Clarendon Heights and Scandia, PA, died peacefully in his sleep, Friday morning, February 20, 2015 at his residence.

A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

Capitol Update From Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Hunting Heritage License Plates Now Available

A new Pennsylvania license plate designed to celebrate the state’s hunting heritage and support youth hunting is now available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).

The plates cost $56, of which $25 will be sent to the PGC. Two-thirds of those funds will be directed to nonprofit groups to promote sport hunting, youth hunter education, or conservation and enhancement of game species. The remaining one-third will be used to support the Hunters Sharing the Harvest initiative, which encourages hunters to donate their extra venison to food banks across the Commonwealth.

Created by Act 109 of 2014, the plate is available for passenger cars, motor homes, trailers or trucks with a registered gross weight up to 14,000 pounds. For additional information and forms to order the plates – as well as commemorative patches and decals featuring the Hunting Heritage logo – click here.

Modernizing PA’s 911 Emergency Response System

The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee recently held a hearing on a potential plan to overhaul Pennsylvania’s 911 Emergency Telephone Act.

The hearing gave local government officials, 911 administrators and telecommunications executives the chance to share their views on how to make the system more effective, with a specific focus on adjusting the surcharge to allow for maintenance of the emergency system. The current 911 surcharge of $1 has not been adjusted since the creation of the law in 1990.

The advent of next-generation technology including texting, calls from video, non-human (e.g. OnStar) calls and calls from non-specific devices, such as an iPad, was also discussed.

Another hearing on this subject is scheduled for March 18 in Harrisburg to provide interested individuals another opportunity to offer their comments and opinions. Legislation to overhaul the system is being drafted and is expected to be introduced in April. The legislative proposal is still being drafted, but is expected to be introduced in April.

House to Consider Liquor Privatization Proposal

The House is scheduled to take up legislation next week that would get the state out of the business of selling wine and spirits and instead leave it to the private sector.

House Bill 466 is substantially the same as a bill adopted in the House nearly two years ago that phases out the state-run liquor stores as private operators open in various areas of the Commonwealth. The Senate did not act on that bill, so we are starting over again in the new session.

For more information on the bill, click here.

2015 Trout Stocking Guides Now Available

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has announced the 2015 adult trout stocking schedules are now available online at Hard copies also will be available at my offices in Bradford, Coudersport and Kane.

The PFBC annually stocks approximately 3.2 million adult trout in more than 700 streams and 120 lakes open to public fishing. These figures include approximately 2 million rainbow trout, 641,000 brown trout and 525,000 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.

Trout season opens on Saturday, April 18 – think spring!

Fishing licenses are available here.

Reminder: You’re Invited to a Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar

Join me for a discussion about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws, the Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding state gun laws at one of three upcoming Firearms Safety and Rights Seminars:

 • Thursday, March 12, 6-8 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, 5660 U.S. Route 6 West, Ulysses. Speakers: Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson and Chief Deputy Sheriff Glenn Drake. Co-hosted with Rep. Matt Baker.
 • Thursday, March 26, 6-8 p.m. at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium. Speakers: Cameron County District Attorney Paul Malizia, Sheriff Allen Neyman, Emporium Police Department Officer in Charge David Merritt and Pennsylvania State Police Sgt. Darren Burford. 
 • Tuesday, April 7, 6-8 p.m. at the Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, 46-48 Main St., Lewis Run. Speakers: McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn and Deputy Sheriff and Firearms Instructor Roger Sager.

Registration is required due to a limited amount of seating available. Click here to register online, or call the office at 1-866-437-8181.

Reminder: Route 22/322 Bridge Work to Re-start Next Week near Lewistown

Lewistown – PennDOT reminds drivers that, weather permitting, work to repair and rehabilitate seven structures on Route 22/322 in the Lewistown area will re-start next week. Sign-setting took place the week of February 16. Drivers will encounter lane restrictions eastbound and westbound on Route 22/322 beginning Monday, February 23. The work zone stretches from the Route 522 interchange to the Business 22 interchange, east of Lewistown.

Once complete, PennDOT will be able to shorten its list of structurally deficient bridges in Mifflin County. Repairs will also provide area drivers with safer, smoother travel on bridges that will remain in service for years to come.

Cross-overs are expected to be in place later in March, as eastbound lanes are closed and traffic each direction uses the westbound lanes. Barrier will be in place between those temporary lanes, with a lane-width of ten feet. PennDOT will issue a reminder about the cross-overs prior to their implementation.

The traffic crossover this year is expected to last until mid-August. Overall work includes concrete and deck repairs, painting, drainage improvements, guide rail updates, roadway milling and paving, and a westbound permanent message board. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor for this $14.4 million job.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, move through work zones with caution, and always buckle up.

Dick Kallenborn Gets Citation For 22 Years As Port Allegany Borough Manager

Rep. Martin Causer presents a citation to Port Allegany Borough Manager Dick Kallenborn, who is retiring after 22 years of service to the borough. They are joined by Port Allegany Mayor George Riley. The presentation was made during a meeting of borough officials from Cameron, Elk, McKean, Potter and Warren counties on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

Electrical Safety Concerns & Handling Methods

Steve Quelet of Mountain Quest Electric
This course investigates and describes the safety concerns that exist when electrical equipment containing hazardous substances must be handled, the proper methods and requirements for avoiding exposure, and the regulations for preventing environmental contamination. 

The focus is on electrical maintenance personnel or supervisors tasked with performing lighting upgrades in fluorescent lighting fixtures, where fluorescent tubes containing mercury or magnetic ballasts containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are present. Examples are schools, hospitals, stores, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, etc.

This course is taught by Steve Quelet of Mountain Quest Electric and is being held Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Education Council’s Port Allegany office. The cost is $60 per person, and the registration deadline is March 10, 2015. To register, call (814) 545-1333 or visit

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02/19/2015 10:11 PM EST
Kirsch Mushroom Co. Inc. of 751 Drake Street Bronx NY, is recalling its Chilean Mushrooms that were purchased from Nov 1st2014 to Dec 20th 2014 because they contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

 ESS Food Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection
ESS Food, a Danish establishment, is recalling approximately 50,904 pounds of pork belly product produced in Poland that was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

3rd Annual Potter County Vintage Snow Fest Feb 20-22 In Coudersport, PA

Robert L. Kontz Sr., 83, of Main Street, Eldred, PA

Robert L. Kontz Sr., 
beloved husband, father and grandfather

ELDRED, Pa. — Robert L. Kontz Sr., 83, of Main Street, passed away Monday (Feb. 16, 2015) at his residence following a long illness.

He was born Dec. 20, 1931 in Williamsport.

US Army Veteran
On May 9, 1981, in Coudersport, he married Janet L. Loveless, who survives. He had attended Williamsport area schools and had resided in Eldred since 1996. 

Robert was a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Army. 
He was a member of the Eldred American Legion Post No. 887 and the Galeton V.F.W. Post. 

Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are four sons, Donald Kontz of Reynoldsville, Robert (Sharon) Kontz Jr. of Eldred, Eugene Kontz of Hazlehurst and Charles Kontz of Emlenton; four daughters, Roberta Loveless of Port Allegany, Patricia Falk of Port Allegany, Anne Free of Olean, N.Y. and Sandra (Michael) Majot of Millport; four stepsons, Wilbur (Holly) Furman Jr. of Bradford, Joseph (Val) Furman of Bradford, Robert Furman of Port Allegany and Michael (Marie) Furman of Rixford; one stepdaughter, Katrina (Jeff) Evans of Port Allegany; and many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Kontz in 1980.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 21, 2015) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred, at which time the funeral service will be held with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating.
Burial will follow in the Grimes Cemetery in Port Allegany.

The family would like to invite everyone to a gathering at the Eldred Township Fire Hall immediately following the funeral.