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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cuba, NY Police Officers Recognized For Life Saving Actions

Pictured here is Officer Clawson and Officer Schostick at the Cuba Fire Departments annual dinner. Both officers were recognized for their life saving actions at an apartment fire in February. They received awards from the Fire Department and the New York State Senate as well as a life saving metal from Chief Burch. Also in this picture is Senator Kathy Young and Chief Dustin Burch.

Husband admits to moving wife's body to remote location

April 11, 2015
The Express

William Joseph Snyder, 34, of 234 Fourth St., Renovo, has been charged by state police with abuse of a corpse, and two counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Kelley Jo Snyder, on Easter Sunday.

Snyder, better known as B.J., admitted to taking the body of Kelley Jo Snyder from her residence to a remote location outside of South Renovo and leaving her body there before reporting her missing to law enforcement, state police report.

Snyder also admitted to sending the email he received to himself and to fabricating the ransom note, police said.

He was arraigned before District Justice Joseph Sanders just before 9:45 p.m. tonight.

The Express will post further details as they become available.


Bail was sent at $500,000 and he remains incarcerated at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in McElhattan.


Article by Lonny Frost (Independent Reporter) (c) 2015

It is believed but not confirmed at this time, that a gas worker was injured around 6:45PM in Cogan House Township on Saturday, April 11, 2015. 

Although emergency crews from Cogan House Substation were dispatched at 6:46PM to respond to an individual injured at a drilling rig on the Steam Mill Road. They were recalled minutes later.

All FIRST News Now can confirm is an individual was struck with a pipe on the scene of a drilling rig. 911 was called by someone at the rig. For some unknown reason it was decided the injured person should be transported to a hospital by a private vehicle.

As with any injury on a job, FIRST News Now expects the drilling company to be looking into this accident. At this time it is unknown if OSHA was contacted about this incident.

Prayers to the individual for a full recovery. If any new information develops an update will be added.

Firefighters Called Back To Scene Of House Fire

At 8:51 PM on Saturday, Willing Fire Chief has requested manpower back to the scene of today's house fire on  County Road 39. He also requested Willing 1 to the bridge at Yorks Corners to fill tankers.


Address: 15420 ROUTE 120
4/11/2015 7:33:54 PM

Female Body Found--Coroner Summoned to Scene

Female Body Found in Noyes Township

Filed in Breaking News, News by on April 11, 2015
The Rocord Online

Coroner Summoned to Scene

NOYES TOWNSHIP —State police have made no linkage to the disappearance of a Renovo woman as late this afternoon they issued a release about a “death investigation” relative to a female body found at Halls Run, Noyes Township.

Their release said only: “An unidentified deceased female was found at the above location this afternoon. An attempt to identify the remains is ongoing. The Clinton County Coroner was on scene.”

Meanwhile the husband of a missing Renovo woman has been arrested and charged with tampering with evidence and is now at the Clinton County Correctional Facility. William “B.J.” Snyder was taken into custody at a motel in Horseheads, NY, Friday and returned to Clinton County overnight. Authorities said he was to be arraigned on that charge tonight.

Snyder’s wife disappeared from Renovo Easter Sunday and has not been seen since. A massive search for her has been ongoing since Tuesday. will provide any new information as received.

Charles E. WYNICK, 89, of Westfield, PA

Charles E. WYNICK, 89, of Westfield, PA, died Saturday, April 11, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Ambulance Dispatched For Male Who Had Car Fall On Him

At 4:11 PM on Saturday, Wellsville Ambulance has been dispatched to County Road 29 at Yorks Corners for a male patient who had a vehicle fall on him. The victim is reported conscious complaining of chest pain. A medical helicopter has been requested.
4:18 PM--Willing Fire Dept. dispatched to set up a landing zone for Mercyflight in Yorks Corners.

Pancake Dinner Now Until 6:30 PM At Austin United Methodist Church

4-11-15 Recalls

Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., a Harbor City, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,600 pounds of pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen (hydrolyzed soy protein).

Six Possibly Injured In Vehicle versus Ambulance Crash Saturday Morning

Golden Afternoons Trivia Party is April 21 Wellsboro

When he was 11, Elvis Presley received a guitar for his birthday but what did he say he really wanted?

Questions about the 1950s and 1960s will be asked and answered during a Golden Afternoons trivia party at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Mike Detweiler is hosting the event. He said, “The goal is to relax and have fun. There will be 20 questions about TV and music, sports and history.”

Detweiler is known as a trivia master. He has been leading trivia events at Yorkholo Brewing Company and Restaurant in Mansfield for the past four years. “People have a good time,” he said.

The Deane Center’s Golden Afternoons programs are at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month.

For more information about Golden Afternoons, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

Port Allegany Bicentennial Committee Meeting Set For Wednesday, April 15, at 6:00 P.M.

The next meeting of the Port Allegany Bicentennial Committee will be held on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:00 P.M. at the S.W. Smith Memorial Library. Everyone is encouraged to come and participate and bring ideas for a good celebration.

House Action for the Week of April 13, 2015 From Representative Dave Reed

House Returns to Session Next Week

The House returns to session on Monday, April 13. Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting

The Weekly Schedule

Loeb Earns Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching

Robert Loeb, associate professor of biology and forestry, 
conducts field work during a forest study at Radnor Lake
 in Tennessee.
DuBOIS - Robert Loeb, associate professor of biology and forestry at Penn State DuBois, has been presented with the 2015 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes excellence in teaching and student support among tenured faculty who have been employed at Penn State, full time, for at least five years, with undergraduate teaching as a major portion of their duties. It is named for Milton S. Eisenhower, brother of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served as president of Penn State from 1950 to 1956.

Loeb began teaching at Penn State DuBois in 1985. He teaches introductory biology, ethnobotany and biogeography, including both face-to-face and online sections. His long standing research program focuses on urban forests and undergraduate students are consistently members of his research team. Other awards he has received include recognition as a senior ecologist from the Ecological Society of America, and as a Kenan Fellow of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. He was also named Educator of the Year at Penn State DuBois in 2013.

Before the National Science Foundation implemented new research requirements for first-year students, Loeb had already reformed his biology classes to include research steps for freshmen. His changes were based on his philosophy that students need to learn by doing.

In his Biology 110: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity class, he wrote a scientific research process series of laboratory exercises to create a true research experience for his students. The exercise was followed with a completed research report. Loeb mirrored this exercise and assigned the same task in his other biology and geology courses. He also developed online labs based on his experiences with simulations and research software.

Loeb learns from his students, as well. He’s developed assessments, and taken the first and last weeks of class for students to provide feedback. He then uses their feedback to shape his classes to better serve future students.

"I strongly believe students must assess their own learning through personal reflection on how well they have achieved the course outcomes," Loeb said. "I embrace the diverse learning process of students, which has led me to develop a substantial variety of learning activities that engage the students in the course content, including team problem solving and writing assignments."

"It’s clear Dr. Loeb isn’t your ordinary science professor," said a former student who was among the people who nominated him for the award. "His passion for teaching is undeniable and his eagerness to learn is contagious. He stays away from the long, grueling lectures common in many science courses, instead leading meaningful and thought-provoking discussions."

Willing Dispatched To Fully Involved House Fire

At 12:48 PM on Saturday, Willing Fire Dept. dispatched to a fully involved house fire on Route 39, just off Route 19. Wellsville dispatched with engine & tanker to assist mutual aid. Allentown & Scio Station 2 tankers dispatched mutual aid to scene. Whitesville to Willing for standby. Genesee dispatched.


4/11/15 - At approximately 3:49 am Roulette Chemical Engine Company #1 was dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Accident with Rollover on Route 6 in the area of the Burtville cut. 

Chief 46-10 (Tucker) responded at dispatch. Engine 46-1 w/5 OIC - Capt 46 (D.Lacher), Rescue 46-8 w/3 OIC - LT 46 (J.Fessenden), and Ambulance 46-7 responded minutes after dispatch. 

Chief 46-10 arrived on scene confirmed dispatch, reported one vehicle off the roadway with one patient self extricated and assumed Roulette Command. Upon arrival Engine 46-1 and Rescue 46-8 crews stabilized the vehicle, and assisted 46-7's crew with patient packaging. 

Units were on scene about 2 hours and were assisted by Coudersport Regional ALS, and PSP Coudersport.

4/11/2015 11:58 AM HAZMAT 225 MAIN ST ROULETTE TWP



Address: 1366 ROSELY RD
4/11/2015 11:22:50 AM

Andover Dispatched To Help Find Female Who Was Lying In The Road

At 12:45 AM on Saturday, Andover Fire Department has been dispatched to County Road 12 with a thermal imaging camera and lighting to assist Andover Police and State Police in the search for a suicidal female in her 20's who was reported a short time ago by a motorist to be allegedly lying in the middle of the road.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Gigantic Antique Auction Sale Friday & Saturday At Burkhouse Auctions In Bradford, PA

Cole Memorial Seeking Patient Accounts Representative

Free Candidate Announcements Available Until April 30th

Zito Media Has Full Time Inbound Sales Position Available

Registered Dietician / Nutritionist Wanted By Potter County Human Services Area Agency On Aging

Potter County Online Auction, Firearms, Collector Knives & More, Preview Saturday At Residence

Missing Woman's Husband Taken Into Custody in New York State

The Clinton County Record

RENOVO – The husband of a missing Renovo woman was taken into custody in New York state on Friday and was being returned to Clinton County Friday night, this in the wake of a report of a ransom note and a kidnapping.

While the search continued Friday for Kelley Jo Snyder, 34, of Renovo, there were major new developments in the case including the arrest of her husband William “B.J.” Snyder, detained by police in Horseheads, N.Y.

State police at Lamar reported a ransom note showed up Thursday in the mailbox at the Snyder home on Fourth Street in the borough; the note, police said, indicated that Mrs. Snyder was alive and seeking $60,000 for her return.

B.J. Snyder told police he did not know how the note got into the mailbox. This morning he notified police he had received an email from the alleged kidnappers, directing him to a restaurant or his wife would be killed. Read more of this story....

2015 Ride & Drive Open House Next Friday & Saturday At Moon's Farm-Yard Center In Ulysses, PA

Shinglehouse Teen Unhurt When Car Rolls Over On Kings Run Road

Driver Unhurt When Pickup Crashes After Falling Asleep

Important Information For Potter County Voters For The May 19th Municipal Primary Election

2015 Pennsylvania Elections 

Important Dates to Remember

The Municipal Primary will be held on May 19, 2015, and only registered Republicans and Democrats will be able to vote in this election.

Absentee ballots are available in our office either by requesting an application from our office, or by going to > “Voting and Elections tab” > select dropdown of “Types of voting” > then select “Absentee”. You will need to download the form, fill this out and mail to our office to request an absentee ballot. Once we have processed the application, we will send the absentee ballot to the voter. Voters may also stop by our office to fill out the application and vote on the spot.

If anyone would like to verify if you are registered, you can go to select the “Register to Vote” tab > “Confirm your Registration. Then follow the simple steps to determine if you are registered and with what political party. You may also call our office at 814-274-8467 and we will be glad to verify this information or help with any other questions that you may have. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The Potter County Voter Registration/Elections Office would like to make all registered Republican and Democratic voters aware that sample ballots are available on the county website, ( or click on your voting district link below on this page. 

The Sample ballots are for the convenience of the voters to know what offices and candidates will be on the ballot before they get to the polls or vote by absentee ballot. These Sample ballots will also be available at the polling place for the voters to review again before they vote on the voting machines.

Potter County Elections/Voter Registration
Sandra Lewis,
Phone (814) 274-8467; Fax (814) 274-7395
Gunzburger Building
1 N. Main St. Suite 204, Coudersport, PA 16915

Please see below for additional resources relating to the 

Potter County Elections/Voter Registration Office.

Voter Registration 

Registration Close Date Notice
Voter Registration Application
Federal Post Card Application  
(Military & Overseas Voters)
FWAB Notice

Elections Information/Forms:

2015 Sample Ballots
May 2015 Election Proclamation
Polling Locations         Polling Location Map

Helpful Links:
State Website
Help America Vote Act
Potter County Today
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"Protecting Your Assets" By Speaker Sue Lush April 14th At Sweden Valley Manor

Mosch's Country Tavern Seeking Cook & Waitress / Kitchen Help

Fire & EMS Recalled For Accident On Minard Run Road

7:57 PM on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Rescue & Bradford City Ambulance have been recalled from an accident on Minard Run Road near the golf course. The vehicle is reported off the roadway and there are no injuries.

Allegany, Knapps Creek & Westons Mills Responding To Working Structure Fire

At 7:37 PM on Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a working structure fire at 86 North 2nd Street. Mutual aid engines from Knapps Creek and Westons Mills has been requested.

April Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

The April 14, 2015 Potter County Planning Commission Meeting Held at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport, Pa. has been canceled. This is due to lack of quorum.

Thank You, 
Charlotte Dietrich, Director

Local districts among those participating in career fair in Portville next week

By Kelsey Boudin, Special to The Salamanca Press

PORTVILLE — In recent years, the annual Manufacturing and S.T.E.M. Fair at Portville High School has given area students a glimpse into potential careers.

The fair will be back April 17 to do more of the same — highlighting local industrial businesses, what they do and how to get there.

But this year, the event will also open its doors for the greater community, said organizer Evelyn Sabina, project coordinator for the local Dream It. Do It. chapter.

“Last year, it was just an amazing exhibition seeing all of these great companies that we have right here in the Olean area,” Sabina said. “It’s just an amazing feeling of pride that all of this is made right here. What a shame for everyone not to be able to see this.”

The high school portion will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the fair will open again from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for the community. Both sessions will be held in the high school gymnasium.

As of Tuesday, the registered high schools were: Allegany-Limestone, Franklinville, Salamanca, Bolivar-Richburg, Whitesville, Pioneer, Cattaraugus-Little Valley, Olean, Hinsdale, Archbishop Walsh, Portville, Cuba-Rushford, Ellicottville and the Seneca Nation of Indians in New York; and Oswayo Valley, Otto-Eldred, Bradford and Port Allegany in Pennsylvania.

To register more students or companies, contact Sabina at

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SSMH Relay Team chicken BBQ is April 18

The Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital Relay for Life Team is hosting a chicken barbecue fundraiser. All proceeds will be donated to the Tioga County Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The barbecue will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Wellsboro Firemen's Annex parking lot on East Avenue in Wellsboro and continue until 2 p.m. or until all of the chicken halves and chicken dinners are sold out.

A barbecued chicken half is $6. A dinner, including a barbecued chicken half, macaroni salad, baked beans, rolls and butter, is $9.

A 50/50 raffle and bake sale are also being held at the annex beginning at 11 a.m. April 18.

To purchase tickets in advance, contact Candace DeLong at 570-439-2493.

Water Protection Project Funded in Potter County

26 County Conservation Districts Received Funding to Promote Water Pollution Prevention Strategies across Pennsylvania

Coudersport, PA — Potter County Conservation District received $2,000.00 to hold two erosion and sediment control workshops; one for municipal officials and one for individuals associated with timber harvesting activities.

“With this grant money, the district will have the opportunity to educate local residents on how they can make a difference in their own community,” said Glenn Dunn II, PCCD Resource Conservationist. “We look forward to getting started on this project that will help to ensure clean water for future generations.”

Education and outreach about the municipal workshop is expected to begin in April of 2015. The District will hold the event on June 10, 2015. Education and outreach about the timber harvesting workshop is expected to begin in December of 2016. The District expects to hold the event in April of 2016.

Thirty projects will be funded in 26 of the state’s counties. Projects include agricultural field days, rain barrel workshops, stormwater tours and more. For a complete listing of awarded projects, visit

For more information about the planned workshops, contact Glenn Dunn II at (814)274-8411 Ext. #4.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information about PACD, visit


Craig Hartburg
BRADFORD, Pa. -- Craig Hartburg, chairman of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Advisory Board since 2005, will receive the Presidential Medal of Distinction, the university’s highest honor, at this year’s commencement ceremony.

Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford, will present the medal to Hartburg at the 2015 commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. April 26.

“Craig has provided outstanding leadership for the last 10 years as chair of the Pitt-Bradford Advisory Board,” Alexander said. “He is very deserving of the high honor not only for his service and leadership, but also for his longstanding support and commitment to our campus and its students.”

Hartburg said, “It is a tremendous honor to receive the Presidential Medal of Distinction from Pitt-Bradford. I am humbled to join the company of those who have received this esteemed award.”

Hartburg has been a member of Pitt-Bradford’s Advisory Board since 2000 and also serves on its Executive Committee and Governance Council. Additionally, he is a member of Pitt’s Board of Trustees since 2009, one of two trustees from Pitt’s regional campuses.

Hartburg, who attended Pitt-Bradford from 1973 to 1975, went on to graduate with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

“As a graduate of this institution and a member of this community, it’s a special honor for me,” Hartburg said of serving as chairman of the Advisory Board. “Through its leadership and vision, the board has been an integral part of the growth that you see on campus today.”

Hartburg and his wife, Nancy, have established the Craig and Nancy Hartburg Family Scholarship for students who are graduates of Bradford Area High School and participate in the Blue and Gold Society or who are eligible for the Labor Scholarship Program at Pitt-Bradford.

In 2010, Hartburg was honored as the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association’s Distinguished Volunteer, having been an active alumnus almost since the time of his graduation from Pitt. He has served in various posts in the PBAA.

David Higie ’74-’75, who also serves on the Advisory Board, said that “Craig has been a true leader for Pitt-Bradford at both the university level and in the community. He has recruited students to Pitt-Bradford, raised a significant amount of funds for the school and now has the highest ‘civilian’ position at the university as head of the Advisory Board, where he does an outstanding job.”

Hartburg is the owner and has been president of Servco Services Inc. since 1995. He has filled several executive roles with the company since beginning his tenure in 1977. Servco provides building services to commercial, institutional, health care and industrial customers in Pennsylvania, New York and North Carolina.

Hartburg lives in Bradford and is active in the community, serving on many organizations’ boards of directors. He is past campaign chairman and past board president of the United Way of Bradford and received its prestigious Red Feather Award, which is presented to exceptional volunteers.

Hartburg currently serves on the Board of Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems as chairman of the Institutional Advancement Committee and as past chairman of the board. Recently he received the organization’s B.E.A.C.O.N Award for service to the Agency. Hartburg also serves on the boards of Stairways Behavioral Health Systems in Erie, Control Chief Corp. in Bradford, and the Bradford Educational Foundation.

Hartburg is the 27th individual awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction, which is presented to a person who has either volunteered his or her time for several years; supported the university either financially or with expertise or advice; served the university’s service region through community, government or business affiliation; or has made distinctive achievements in his or her field that have affected Pitt-Bradford.

Recent medal winners include Chancellor Emeritus Mark V. Nordenberg, the Rev. Leo Gallina, George Duke, Thomas Bromeley and former University of Pittsburgh Provost James V. Maher.

Update for Route 322 Work/Mt Nittany Expressway

State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Route 322 (Mt Nittany Expressway) improvement work is continuing with work currently focused on the bridge at the Oak Hall interchange.

The eastbound left lane closure remains in effect, with bridge work at this location expected to continue through July. A reduced speed of 45 miles per hour and an eleven-foot lane-width restriction remain in effect. The work is part of the Route 322 (Mt Nittany Expressway) roadway improvement project that began in 2014.

On Monday and Tuesday, April 13 and 14, long term signage will be placed in preparation for eastbound and westbound lane closures the entire length of the project. The project stretches from the Boalsburg interchange to the I-99 interchange at Innovation Park.

Through the 2015 construction season, overall work will include patching, base repair, paving, bridge and deck repairs, and miscellaneous items. Repairs will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and allow the structures to remain in service for years to come.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $5.1 million job. The project was made possible last year by ACT 89 funding.

Drivers should proceed with caution through the work zone and be prepared for construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway. PennDOT reminds motorists to drive with caution through work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Intelligent Transportation System Project Begins Next Week in Central Pennsylvania

A $4.2 million Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) project is beginning in four counties in central Pennsylvania. The project consists of constructing and installing Dynamic Message Signs (DMS), Highway Advisory Radio (HAR), Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and the required electrical equipment. Other work includes excavation, drainage, guide rail, pavement markings and boring.

Work will be performed at the following locations:

Columbia County – Interstate 80 in Hemlock, Mifflin and South Centre townships, and Route 11 in Scott Township and Briar Creek Borough.

Lycoming County – Interstate 180 in the City of Williamsport and Fairfield and Muncy townships, Route 220 in Woodward Township, and Route 15 in Old Lycoming and Armstrong townships.

Montour County – Interstate 80 in West Hemlock Township.
Union County – Route 15 in Gregg and Kelly townships, and Interstate 80 in White Deer Township.

The prime contractor is Bruce-Merrilees Electric Company.
Construction signs and barrier is to be placed next week at the following locations: I-80 eastbound in Montour County, and I-180, Route 220, and Route 15 in Lycoming County.

There will be brief lane closures while the barrier is being placed.

The project is scheduled to be completed May 12, 2017.

There will be regular updates to this advisory.

The Galeton Rotary Club meets every Thursday night at the Ox Yoke Inn

The Galeton Rotary Club meets every Thursday night at the Ox Yoke Inn at 6:30PM with president Pete Folk presiding.

March 26th, Gale Hose Ambulance Company president, Ken Wingo was the guest speaker. Ken Outlined the history of the Gale Hose Company over the past 110 + years. Perhaps the most important social event in Galeton for many years was the Gale Hose Ball. Ken elaborated the details of that event. Well known bands were often providing the music and Governor George Leader and his wife led the grand march in the early 60's. It was a formal dress up affair held in the Galeton theater. Spectators paid to attend and watch the dancers. At intermission the Galeton Hotel , across the street , served a lunch.

Ken then told the club about the new $1.1million Gale Hose ambulance building being built at the corner of West and Union Streets. It is designed to resemble a railroad building. Galeton has a rich history as a major railroad town for nearly one hundred years dating from the early 1900's and ending in the early 1980's. The building is a state of the art structure with four bays for the ambulance equipment, heat in the floors, meeting areas a kitchen and many storage rooms. There is a second floor is over a portion of the building for future expention when there may be a need for sleeping quarters for the ambulance crews. The building is designed and equipped to be an emergency shelter for the community if needed.

The Gale Hose ambulance company serves the community well and the Galeton area is very fortunate to have such an efficient and dedicated ambulance service.

On April 9th, Rotarian Paul Miller presented a very unique program. Paul had a power point presentation where he discussed the various kinds of root beers and gave everyone a tasting of the famous Catawissa Beverage Co. root beers. He then had a discussion and question and answer period about many subjects including what are the most popular candies sold in the USA. Paul obviously spent many hours preparing this unique program and has set the bar very high for future Rotary programs. Whatever Paul attempts to do he does very well and we were not surprised or disappointed. He and John Kelley are already practicing for the 4th of July parade where they will be attempting to win the 3rd year in the row "the best in the parade award".

Administrative Assistant Day Luncheon

April 22, 2015 is Administrative Assistant Day and the Education Council is making it easy for employers. We are sponsoring a catered luncheon from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the newly designed, magnificent, Pennsylvania Lumber Museum which will include a presentation, “Quilting as a Metaphor of our Lives” by Helene Nawrocki, and a small gift for each participant. The registration deadline is April 15th, so go to to register today and pay the per person fee of $15.

Morris Dispatched For Rock Slide

At 5:22 PM on Friday, Morris Fire Dept. dispatched mutual aid to the area of 19,100 Route 414 for a rock slide.




Smart Spring Clean Up Tips: Footprints of Stewardship

The snow is finally gone! It’s time to get out in the sunshine and clean up your yard and property. As you do, be sure your yard wastes (leaves, branches, gravel & cinders from raking, pet waste, etc.) don’t end up in a nearby ditch, stream, or waterway. Even very small, often dry, streams and tributaries will carry non-point source pollution to larger rivers and lakes. 

Salt, silt, and bacterial contamination can cause great problems for our local waters and aquatic life. A primary focus of the McKean County Conservation District is protecting our county’s water resources from pollutants, erosion, and sedimentation. 

McKean County citizens are fortunate to have many rivers, streams, and smaller tributaries. These serve as important areas for wildlife, fisheries, and recreation. Many are close to home, no matter where you live. You can help with responsible stewardship of our local waterways. Remember that everything flows downstream; so pollution, sedimentation, or disturbance of a very small tributary can affect the larger watershed. 

Never dig in or alter a stream, no matter how small it may seem. These activities may require a permit. Don’t dump any foreign substances in a waterway, ditch, or storm drain, this includes wastewater, cleaning residue, chemicals, oil or gas, grass clippings, etc. Storm drain water is not typically treated before it flows into the waterway. Let local officials, the PA Fish & Boat Commission, or the Conservation District know if you are aware of any type of pollution to waterways.

Stormwater management is an important aspect of waterway care. Stormwater overwhelms areas during heavy rainfall or snow melt. Sometimes, especially in spring, local systems meant to contain this water exceed their capacity and the water continues around them on its way to the nearest waterway. 

Special management practices may help this water absorb back into the soil and prevent flooding. Rain gardens, vegetated swales, dry wells, and infiltration trenches are all techniques for homeowners to manage stormwater on their property. The McKean County Conservation District has information on these practices and how they can help in maintenance and problem situations. Visit the District website at - Department-Conservation for more information.

Glenn A. Miller, 74, of Big Shanty Road, Lewis Run, PA

Glenn Miller
Glenn A. Miller, 74, of Big Shanty Road, Lewis Run, PA, passed away peacefully at

Glenn A. Miller, 74, of Big Shanty Road, Lewis Run, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 9, 2015, surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 25, 1940 in Mount Alton, he was the son of the late Arthur G. and Annabelle Taylor Miller. On December 31, 1966, in Limestone, he married Helen L. Weaver, who survives.

Mr. Miller attended Bradford area schools. He enlisted in the United States Army on
September 3, 1963 and served in the Signal Corps as a radio operator. He was honorable discharged on September 4, 1965.

In 1985 he began working at Kendall Refinery, which later became American Refining Group, retiring in 2006. Prior to that, he worked in the local oil fields and the wood industry.

Glenn loved nature and enjoyed being outdoors. He also enjoyed working in his garage, his tractors, and relaxing on his back porch with his family.

Glenn was a hard-working man of faith who loved his family and his country. His sense of humor was enjoyed by all. He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed.

In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by two sons, Gerald (Lynn) Norton of Ayer, MA, Gregory (Amelia) Miller of San Mateo, CA; three daughters, Tina (the late Keith) Lyberg of Bradford, Julie (Michael) Hilmes and Michele Miller, both of Lewis Run; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Johnson, Jeremy Lyberg, Jennifer and Joshua Hilmes, Andrea and John Norton, and Zoe and Eva Miller; two great-grandchildren, Paige and Gavin Rounsville; one sister, Madeline Daugherty of Goshen, NY; two sisters-in-law, Lea Miller of Lewis Run and Jo Miller of Gifford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Alice Miller; and three brothers, Francis “Bud” Miller, William “Bill” Miller, and Wayne Miller.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday April 13, 2015 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 372 East Main St. and again on Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:00am at which time funeral services will be held with Rev. Robert Brest, pastor of the First Free Methodist Church officiating. Committal services and full military honors will be accorded in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project, McKean County SPCA, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Francis E. "Nut" Gleason Sr., 85, of 36 Rockland Ave., Bradford, PA

Francis E. "Nut" Gleason Sr., a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, 85, of 36 Rockland Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away, Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Olean General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 4, 1930, in Olean he was a son of the late Stanley M. and Ellen (Durnein) Gleason, Sr.

On December 26, 1953 in St. Francis Church he married Nancy (Young) Gleason who survives.
Korean War Veteran

Mr. Gleason was a 1948 graduate of St. Bernard High School. After high school he worked for Denning Construction. 

On April 4, 1951 he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. On January 11, 1953 he was honorably discharged as a Corporal. 

He returned to Bradford and worked for Denning construction again until he and his brother, Stanley purchased the company and renamed it S.M. Gleason & Company. Fran served as vice president for several years. The company built many projects in the surrounding Bradford area. Fran was well known for his bricklaying skills. One of his proudest accomplishments was the construction of the W.R. Case emblem on the Case building. He also laid the bricks in Veteran's Square.

Mr. Gleason was a member of St. Bernard Church, the Knights of Columbus, Pine Acres Country Club, and the Brick Layer's & Allied Local #9 of PA.

He was an avid golfer and sports fan, and especially enjoyed going to his son's and grandchildren's sporting events. He was named "Rambler Booster" of the year in 1979. He along with his wife Nancy enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida.

In addition to his wife Nancy of 61 years, he is survived by four sons Donald (Jill) Gleason of Bradford, Francis (Ginny) Gleason, Jr, of Crown Point, IN, William (Kelly) Gleason, and Joseph Gleason all of Bradford, one sister, Marjorie (Robert) Guthrie of Bradford, seven grandchildren, Michael Gleason, Kate Gleason, Lindsay Sherman, AJ Gleason, Christie Gleason, Courtney Gleason, and Francis E Gleason III, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, James Gleason, Stanley M. Gleason, Jr and Richard Gleason.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Full Military Honors will be accorded after Mass at the Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Westons Mills Dispatched For 3 Vehicle Crash

At 4:43 PM on Friday, Westons Mills has been dispatched to a 3 vehicle accident near 3862 Rt. 417 between Westons & Olean Town Line. Chief on scene reports airbag deployment.

Janice L. Klussmann, 69, of 40 Songbird Rd., Bradford, PA

Janice L. Klussmann, 69, of 40 Songbird Rd., Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo NY.
Born May 18, 1945, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late Samuel John and Glora Jean (Walter) McGriff.

Mrs. Klussmann was a 1963 graduate of Bradford High School. She had worked at Zippo Mfg., Corning Glass and later at Graham Packaging.

She was devoted to her family, grandchildren and loved her pets. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

Ms. Klussmann fought a courageous 30 year battle with multiple cancers.

She is survived by a daughter, Jessica (William) Soto, of Bradford, a son, David J. (Lori Morrison) Klussmann, of Rixford, a sister, Joyce Kille, a brother, John (Susi Barr) McGriff all of Bradford, 3 grandchildren, Alan (Rebekah Combs) Soto, Jacob Soto and David T. Klussmann and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Thomas C. Klussmann, one sister Judith Morton, two nephews, Todd Morton and Ryan Kille, and her longtime companion Frank Santora.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from 11:00 to 1:00pm. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00pm with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, Retired Pastor officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 197 Summer Street, Buffalo, NY 14222.

Online condolences may be made at

Robert J. Trzecki, Sr., 90, of Bradford, PA

Robert J. Trzecki, Sr., 90, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Bradford Manor.

WWII Veteran
He was born on October 25, 1924 in Buffalo, a son of the late Frank and Alice Trzecki.

On August 5, 1955 he married Ruth F. Thomas who preceded him in death on July 14, 1998.

Mr. Trzecki was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Army veteran.

He enjoyed hunting and he was an avid fisherman. Anyone that knew Robert knew that he dedicated his life to helping others.

He is survived by three sons, Richard (Peggy) Girdlestone of Bradford, Robert (Polly) Trzecki, Jr. of West Seneca, NY, Thomas Trzecki of Bradford; fourteen grandchildren; forty great grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Trzecki, one brother and one sister.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Amereican Legion Auxiliary Scholorship Benefit Saturday At Ulysses Community Center

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, April 10, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (left) and I discuss regulatory concerns with area oil and gas producers at a roundtable discussion in Bradford on Wednesday.  

House Speaker Visits Bradford to Hear Oil, Gas Concerns

Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai of Allegheny County was in Bradford on Wednesday to participate in a roundtable discussion with conventional oil and gas industry leaders.

The discussion focused in large part on new drilling regulations being proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and how those regulations could put oil and gas producers out of business, cost our region tens of thousands of jobs and devastate the local economy.

Lawmakers and industry representatives alike are frustrated by DEP’s actions to advance regulations geared to large-scale drilling in the Marcellus Shale, which are neither reasonable nor relevant to conventional drilling activities. And this despite a law passed last year to require DEP to separate regulations for the two different types of drilling.

Read more about the meeting here.
More than 300 people came out for the last in a series of Firearms Safety and Rights Seminars on Tuesday. Many thanks to our presenters, McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn and Deputy Sheriff and Firearms Instructor Roger Sager, and to members of the Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, who were wonderful hosts! 

Honoring Specialist Donald Stiles

Specialist Donald Stiles gave his life for our country during the Vietnam War. On Thursday, April 16, the community will gather to pay tribute to this brave soldier by dedicating the Route 872 bridge near the border of Coudersport Borough and Eulalia Township as the Specialist Donald Stiles Memorial Bridge.

Specialist Stiles enlisted in the United States Army at 17 years of age. He was deployed to Vietnam as an atomic demolition munitions specialist, with A Battery, First Battalion, Seventh Artillery, First Infantry Division. On April 2, 1968, Specialist Stiles was killed in action in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam, after taking a fellow soldier’s place on a mission and being hit by bomb fragments from a land mine.

The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. near the bridge. Please join us in honoring this brave young man for his service to our country.

LIHEAP Assistance Extended Through May

Homeowners struggling to pay home heating bills now have until May 1 to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

The program was scheduled to end in early April but was extended due to the severity of the winter across the Commonwealth.

LIHEAP offers assistance in the form of a cash grant sent directly to a utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

Individuals can apply for a LIHEAP grant through their appropriate county assistance office, at or by calling the statewide toll-free hotline at 1-866-857-7095.

For more information on LIHEAP, including eligibility guidelines, click here

The Gift of Life

April is National Donate Life Month in Pennsylvania, with individuals being encouraged to give the gift of life to help others in need of organ and tissue transplants. More than 8,000 people in Pennsylvania wait for a life-saving organ transplant, while thousands more wait for tissue transplants that would greatly enhance their quality of life.

According to PennDOT, nearly 46 percent of driver’s license and identification card holders are registered organ donors – that’s more than 4.5 million Pennsylvanians.
To add the organ donor designation to an existing driver’s license or identification card, visit and select the “Donate Life Pennsylvania” icon at the bottom of the page. 

Coudersport Ambulance To Paul's Motel

At 2:08 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Paul's Motel for an unknown medical.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-04-08 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. OGA 3222(B) - Failure to submit well record / completion report.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

City of Bradford Police Police need your help

Police need your help. Sometime in the overnight hours, a person or persons caused serious damage to a privately owned vehicle on Collins Court. The vehicle was spray painted, the front and rear windows were smashed out, and 3 tires were flattened. The words "Got Ya" were painted in gold on the driver's door.
Anyone with information about the act is encouraged to contact Police at (814) 887-4911 or by leaving a message.

Northern Potter Children's School Students attend IU9 Chorus Fest

Flood Advisory For Elk, Cameron, Centre & Clearfield Counties

Roulette Man Arrested On Grand Larceny Charge In New York


04/09/2015 08:07 PM EDT
Texas Pecan Company Inc. of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling the items stated below; (refer to Table in Paragraph 3), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
04/10/2015 08:41 AM EDT
Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling select lots of intravenous (IV) solutions to the hospital/user level due to the potential presence of particulate matter. Intravenous administration of a solution containing sterile particulate matter may lead to adverse health consequences.
04/10/2015 08:56 AM EDT
Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of macadamia nuts due to potential contamination with salmonella.  The supplier of the macadamia nuts has asked us to issue this recall because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Cargill Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination 
Recall Notification Report. Cargill Meat Solutions, a Wyalusing, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,294 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with blue string.