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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Water Problems In Galeton

Water Main on Prospect Ave. broke this evening. Homes on Prospect an surrounding area are without water - no word on how long it might be. If you have friends or family on that side of town - take them some water!

Angelica Dispatched To Crash On Co. Rd. 15

At 10:11 PM on Saturday, Angelica Fire & Ambulance dispatched to a one vehicle accident on County Road 15 near Old State Road. Report airbag deployment.

2 Coudersport Volunteer Fire Dept. Members Gain Certification

Causer Comments ON Armed Forces Day

First I wish to thank all personnel who have served in the armed forces on this our Armed Forces Week Your service has not been forgotten. We need to continue to serve by doing our giving civic duties of going to vote. 

Only " We The People" can bring back our great Republic by making the good choices when voting. I know a lot of people do not have the same views as I ,but this is why we were given our own free will to make our own choices until they are taken away from us. 

Our current government (all branches ) are slowly stripping away our rights and we must stand for something. If good, honest people fail to stand up , evil will prevail as is happening today.

Are you willing as our Founding Father willing to pledge you lives ,fortunes and all we own to return our Republic to the great nation it once was? This is to be your thought s today. As I has written a few years ago ,chaos is coming and it has already started in a lot of major cities because of lack of leadership and law enforcement. 

It will happen a lot more in the southwest shortly because of bad mistakes by our government. The hand writing is in the air.

Again a big thank you to all the armed forces for what you have done and will do to protect our Republic.

ELDRED,PA. 16731-3617

PHONE. 814-225-3681

Fatal Teen Crash Victims From Clinton County Identified

Congradulations Amanda Fry J.C.C. Graduate Nurse

Amanda Fry, Daughter of Duane & Sandy Fry of Roulette, Grand-daughter of Edmund Lacher, Graduated from Jamestown Community College on May 15, 2015 as a Graduate Nurse with an 3.75 G.P.A. She is currently studying for her state board exam for Registered Nurse. Her family and friends wish to congratulate her on a job well done and to wish her the best. We know you will be a great Nurse.

We Love you. Mom & Dad

2 Vehicle Crash Near Belfast With Possibly Serious Injuries

At 6:16 PM on Saturday, Belfast Fire Rescue & Ambulance has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident in the area of 7516 Co. Road 41 with possibly serious injuries.


PCVA Website Receives Prestigious 2015 Communicator Award

The Potter County Visitors Association (PCVA) is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Simpleview, Inc., the organization has received a prestigious 2015 Communicator Award from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) in the category of Travel & Tourism Websites for its newly designed responsive website,

“In developing the new website, it was important that it would not only be beautifully designed and host creative and unique content, but also function on mobile devices and showcase everything Potter County has to offer,” said David Brooks, Executive Director of PCVA. “And there’s a lot more to this site than what earned this award. What visitors to the site don’t see are the tools behind the scenes that allow us to manage all aspects of the destination, such as fulfilling requests for information. All of this helps us manage the vast array of tasks our visitors bureau is responsible for with such a small staff.”

With over 6000 entries received from across the United States and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Entries are judged to evaluate distinction in creative work against a standard of excellence on a 100 point scale. PCVA’s website’s score of over 90 percent earned an Award of Excellence, the highest honor. As a top level winner, will be featured in the Communicator Awards Winners Gallery at, showcasing the best creative work submitted. Just two other visitors bureaus in the nation received Awards of Excellence - Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the AIVA, a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: AirType Studio, Condè Nast, Disney, Keller Crescent, Lockheed Martin,, MTV, rabble+rouser, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others.

The look and feel of the site was inspired by the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide in order to capture Potter County’s sense of place within the region, along with photography from PA Wilds Artisans Curt Weinhold, Elaine Russell and Tim Walck. The “mobile first” philosophy was applied to the design of the navigation and other functionality of the site.

“We are tremendously honored to receive this award and to be recognized for excellence in our work by such an amazing panel of experts,” said Brooks. “For Potter County to be honored alongside larger destinations reflects the overall competitiveness as its own unique brand, as well as the dedication of our team in promoting our destination. We are fortunate to love where we live and love what we do, and we hope that is evident in our work. We couldn’t be prouder.”

The Potter County Visitors Association is the official tourist promotion agency of Potter County, PA. A 501(c)6 non-profit organization, PCVA’s mission is to enhance local economic development and quality of life by promoting tourism and recreational opportunities in Potter County. PCVA was originally incorporated in 1962 as the Denton Hill Recreation Association.

Coudersport Dispatched For Traffic Control

At 5:38 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to East Second Street near Morgan for a tractor trailer blocking the roadway.

Austin Dispatched to Keating Summit For Motorcycle Accident


 At 4:50 PM on Saturday, Austin Fire Dept & Ambulance was dispatched along with Medic 6 to Rt. 155 near the intersection with Rt. 607 for a motorcycle accident with one person injured.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Sager Court In Ceres

At 4:45 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Sager Court in Ceres for a medical emergency.


Good morning Jim. Once again I need some help showcasing VOLUNTEER'S THAT CARE. 

We start to feel very good about our program to help Potter county residents and people who come to Potter County (PATTERSON CANCER CENTER) for treatment. Then I read about someone in the area that is in need on your SOLOMON'S WORDS. 

Our mission is simple we supply people who are currently being treated for cancer with a gas card to help with transportation issues. 

We have a Facebook page POTTER COUNTY VOLUNTEER'S THAT CARE. We currently have about 10 active volunteers and are always looking for anyone to join our mission. 

Thank you,
Kathy Kinard

Eldred Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Main Street

At 4:10 PM on Saturday, Eldred Fire Dept., Ambulance & Medic 16 dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident in front of Fox's Pizza on Main Street. Unknown injuries or entrapment.

Firefighter on scene reporting no entrapment, possibly minor injuries.


Fishing Creek Cemetery Annual Meeting Wednesday At Fishing Creek Church

The Annual Meeting of 
Fishing Creek Cemetery Association 
will be held 
at 5:00 p.m. at the 
Fishing Creek Church. 
Come prepared to work in the Cemetery.

Virginia Russell


A.S.K. Foods, Inc. Recalls Herb Stuffing with Pork and Veal Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
A.S.K. Foods Inc., a Palmyra, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 414 pounds of ground stuffing product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Fishing Derby Winners At Lyman Lake.

From left to right...William Kalb, Jacob Weber, Brendan McCachren, Danny Kearney, Natalie Burnshaw, Morgan Parrish
GREAT DAY AT LYMAN LAKE! - The weather was perfect, the fish were biting and the pizza and hot dogs disappeared rapidly! The Kid's Fishing Derby sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run and Lyman Run State Park enjoyed another successful year thanks to the sponsors, volunteers and park staff. 

Our thanks to FOLR members Paul Miller, Maxine Harrison, Joe Parr, Tony Winters, Gary Goodreau, Pam Karhan, Chris Firestone, Dane "the hot dog" Firestone, Rev. Tom Shatto, and Patti Giannotti for all their hard work. Thanks also to Nittany Minit Mart, Acorn Market and Pudgies Pizza and Foxes Pizza of Galeton for their donation of pizzas. We would also like to thank Gaines Lures, The Tackle Shack, Cimino's Hardware, Keener's Kountry Store and Walmart for their donations of prizes and Shop and Save for the ice. A big thank you to all the park staff who help set up and break down the derby site and assist participants during the event. Also thank you to East Fork Sportsmen's Club and Rainbow Paradise for some really nice fish.

The fishing area consisting of the spillway pool down to the wire fence is still open to kid's only fishing until 6 am on Monday morning. No one over 14 will be permitted to fish in that area.

Prizes were awarded to the longest fish caught overall to Morgan Parrish, aged 12 with a 19 1/2 inch trout that will be mounted free of charge thanks to the donation of Rick Hartley, owner of Endless Mountain Taxidermy in Galeton. The prize for the first child to reach their limit of 5 fish went to 2 year old Brendan McCachren, Longest trout for ages 4 - 7 went to Danny Kearney, aged 4 with a 17 3/4 inch fish, Longest trout for ages 8 - 10 went to William Kalb, aged 7 with a 10 1/2 inch fish, longest trout for ages 11 - 12 went to Natalie Burnshaw, aged 12 with a 15 1/2 inch fish and the longest trout for ages 13 - 14 went to Jacob Weber, Aged 13 with a 10 3/4 in fish.

All photos from the event will be posted on the Friends of Lyman Run FaceBook page. Everyone who attended the program received an application to become a member of the Friends of Lyman Run, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non- profit charity, consisting of volunteers who work with park and forest staff to maintain stewardship and provide funds for projects and programs in their area park or forest. A family membership is available for $20 a year. Applications are also available from the Lyman Run park office.

2015 Confluence Awards Recipients Recognized at Congressional Reception

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2015 Confluence Awards Recipients
Recognized at Congressional Reception
HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 15) – The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are proud to announce United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Vincent B. Atkins, and Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania as the recipients of the 2015 Confluence Awards.
This year’s recipients were recognized at the Congressional Reception, co-hosted by the NSBC and NASBLA, held May 13 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. The annual Congressional Reception celebrates National Safe Boating Week (May 16-22), the North American Safe Boating Campaign, and the Confluence Awards.
The Confluence Award is designed to recognize federal government officials or others in national public service who have worked to save lives, reduce boating casualties, and ensure boating resources are returned to boaters. The diligence and vision of these individuals result in safe and enjoyable recreational boating, enhanced homeland security, and implementation of the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program for America’s waterways.
“Each of the three recipients this year uniquely showed a commitment to safer boating through their achievements,” remarks Chris Edmonston, Chair of the NASBLA. “The Confluence Awards are just a small token of our appreciation to those individual like Rear Admiral Atkins, Senator Toomey, and Congressman Kelly, that go above and beyond to help keep our waterways safer for recreational boaters.”
Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Mike Kelly are being awarded this year’s Confluence Award for their leadership and support of the Strategic Response to Asian Carp Act in the 113th Congress. The Act was integrated into the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), signaling a significant broadening of the fight against the spread of Asian Carp and taking a more holistic watershed approach to preventing the spread and minimizing the impact of this threat to public safety and recreational boating.
Asian Carp have become an increasing threat to both the health of the aquatic ecosystems and to recreational boaters. Large Silver Carp (up to 100 lbs.) can hurtle through the air when agitated by passing boaters, causing damage to boats and injury to boaters. The potential of invasive Asian Carp can discourage recreational boating altogether. Senator Toomey and Congressman Kelly played critical roles leading up to inclusion of the Asian Carp language in the WRRDA.
Rear Admiral Vincent B. Atkins, Deputy of Operations Policy and Capabilities, is being recognized with the Confluence Award for his efforts in strengthening the State/Federal Partnership in Recreational Boating Safety (RBS). Recognizing the critical, historical role the state boating programs play in implementing the National Recreational Boating Safety Program, where annually more that 95% of all recreational boating safety expenditures occur, Admiral Atkins has worked to foster a more collaborative approach to setting national program priorities and achieving strategic program goals.
“Very often, efforts like these go unrecognized,” comments Eleanor Mariani, President of NASBLA. “These men have each demonstrated that collaborative efforts can help shape a more positive boating experience throughout our nation.”
These recipients are recognized for their support of legislation, laws, and regulations for boating safety through their positions of prestige and responsibility. To learn more about the Confluence Awards or to nominate an individual for the 2016 Confluence Awards, visit  

Photo Caption – U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (left) displays the Confluence Award. Joining him are Fish and Boat Commission staff Tim Schaeffer, Director of Policy and Planning, and Laurel Anders, Director of the Bureau of Boating and Outreach.

C&N Graduates Two from the NY-Penn Leadership Program

Joy Wandell, Loan Support Specialist (left) and Elizabeth Johnson, Community Office Manager, Sayre
SAYRE, PA – Citizens & Northern would like to congratulate two of its employees, Joy Wandell and Elizabeth Johnson, on their graduation from the 2015 leadership class of the NY-Penn Leadership program. The NY-Penn Leadership program is an affiliate of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. It's designed to provide leadership education to those professionals who desire to be future community leaders.

Citizens and Northern Bank sponsored Joy and Liz to attend. Both Joy and Liz received awards for perfect attendance. Joy was chosen to give the class speech by her peers. She spoke very eloquently about leadership and how anyone can be a leader regardless of their title and job. Congratulations to Joy and Liz on their accomplishment.

LEEK Work Weekend 22-25 May 2015


We will be having our work weekend 22-25 May 2015. Come join us for
a day or several, preparing the Preserve for our visiting wounded veterans.
If you can't make it maybe you can help prepare a meal for the many
volunteers that will be at the Preserve over the Memorial Day weekend.

For those coming from out of town please let me know if you need a
place to sleep and will you be bringing your own camper or tent. We'll also
need a meal count for the days you will be working.

Don't worry we'll have some fun at the end of the day shooting long
distance (bring your favorite gun) and destroying clay pigeons at our new
trap range. There will also be time to tell stories at the nightly campfire
where Kelly will custom cook your marshmallows. Thank you and hope to see
you the end of May.



Coudersport T-Ball 2015

Photos Courtesy Of Ron Haskins


WELLSBORO, PA—The Third Annual Relay For Life Golf Tournament presented by the Keystone Kops, a Tioga County Relay For Life team, and the American Cancer Society, is Wednesday, June 24, at the Tyoga Country Club in Wellsboro.

Sponsors and golfers are asked to register no later than Wednesday, June 10, so that tournament preparations can be completed.

“This is our third Relay For Life Golf Tournament,” said Trudi Foster, Keystone Kops captain. It is our team’s major Relay For Life fundraiser.”

This year’s tournament will be on a Wednesday rather than a Monday. It begins with golfer registration at 8:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 10 a.m. Awards and a reception will follow the tournament’s conclusion.

The $85 per player fee includes a skins game with 100 percent payout, mulligans (4 per team), on-course prizes, green fees, cart, snacks, light fare for lunch and dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, gifts and prizes. The Hole in One contest prize is a 2015 Dodge Dart three-year lease. A putting contest will also be offered.

Tournament sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals, organizations and businesses that want to join the fight against cancer. An Eagle Club Sponsor who contributes $1,000 can enter a complimentary foursome and will receive hole sponsorship, participation in the golf tournament awards reception plus prominent signage at key locations at the tournament as well as at the 12-hour Relay For Life event Saturday, July 18 on The Green in Wellsboro.

A $500 Birdie Club Sponsor can enter two complimentary golfers and just like a $300 Par Club Sponsor receive hole sponsorship, signage at the registration desk and participation at the tournament awards reception. A $100 Hole Sponsor will receive business signage at each hole sponsored.

For information, golfers can contact Ann or Angelo Serva at 570-723-3212 or or Golf Pro Matt Sternquist at 570-724-1652, ext. 1.

Golfers are asked to complete a registration form and mail it with payment to Trudi Foster at 74 Round Top Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901 by June 10. For a form, call Foster at 570-724-1580 or email

Sponsors and those willing to contribute prizes can contact Brenda Coder at 570-724-1887 or email


WELLSBORO, PA—The Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital and Laurel Health Centers Relay For Life team is sponsoring a Relay For Life Yard Sale on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. under tents on the empty lot next to Advance Auto Parts on East Avenue in Wellsboro.

The yard sale will be held rain or shine. Among the items that will be for sale will be skis and boots, a snowboard, new golf shoes, a large wooden table, office furniture, glassware, clothing, etc.

PA Lumber Museum Open--Free Admission All Weekend

Golf Tournament Set for June 11

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce hosting its annual golf tournament at the Emporium Country Club on Thursday June 11. The shotgun start is set for noon and following 18 holes of golf a stuffed chicken breast dinner will be served. Participants are provided two drinks on the course, cart, 18 holes of golf and the opportunity to take home hole in one prizes including $10,000 in cash donated by Northwest Bank.

The prices are $45.00 for members, $55.00 for reciprocal club member and $60.00 for non-club members. Online registration is available at the chamber website, at the Emporium Country Club or the chamber office. Phone registrations are also accepted at 814-486-4314. Registration deadline is June 1.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes For April 30, 2015

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda For May 14, 2015

PA Permit Violation Issued to Xto Energy Inc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Xto Energy Inc in Rayne Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-05-13 to Xto Energy Inc in Rayne Twp, Indiana county. 78.54 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Two Teenagers Dead In Early Morning Crash On Coudersport Pike

Two Teens Killed in Crash in Clinton County

by Lindsey Fredericks

Gallagher Township — State Police in Clinton County said two teenagers were killed in a crash early Saturday morning north of Lock Haven.

It happened around 3:30am in Gallagher Township along Coudersport Pike near Bryans Lane.

According to troopers, the driver, an 18 year old male from Bellefonte, and a passenger, a 17 year old female from Beech Creek, were thrown from the vehicle.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene by the Clinton County coroner.

According to State Police, the driver lost control on a curve and hit a tree, separating the car in half.

Troopers also said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the victims of Saturday morning’s deadly crash in Clinton County.

Rep. Matt Baker Can Kill Medical Marijuana Bill In Pennsylvania

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 6 West

At 9:35 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 6 west for a medical emergency.

Elect Roy Hunt For Potter County Sheriff In May 19th Primary Election
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Round & Square Dance Saturday At Odin Grange

Glenn C. Drake II Seeks Your Vote For Potter County Sheriff In May 19th Primary
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Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Procurement Specialist

Elect Stephanie Vettenburg Shaffer McKean County District Attorney

The Nothern Potter School District Seeking Secondary English/Learning Support Instructor

The Northern Potter School District Has Two Elementary School Openings For 2015-2016

Port Allegany Town Wide Yard Sale Starts At 8:00 AM Today, May 16th

Openings For RN's & LPN's In Bradford, Emporium, Mansfield, Smethport, St. Marys, Ulysses & Wellsboro

Re-Elect Krista M. Miller, Your Experienced Potter County Treasurer

Pauline Kleintop Seeks Re-Election As Potter County Auditor In May 19th Primary

2004 Dodge Dakota 4 WD Crew Cab Pickup For Sale

Mary R. DeBross, age 65, of Chambersburg, PA and formerly of Smethport, PA

Mary R. DeBross, age 65, of Chambersburg, PA and formerly of Smethport, PA, passed away on Thursday morning, May 14, 2015 at her home. Born July 18, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Nellie McElwee O’Brien.

A 1967 graduate of Smethport High School, Mary first worked for Kodak in Bradford, PA. She then worked for Sears in Chambersburg and then as a store manager at Bavarian Pretzel in the Chambersburg Mall until her retirement in 1995. 

Mary was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Smethport, PA, Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg, PA and the Smethport American Legion. 

Mary enjoyed playing Bingo, the slot machines, visiting her family and friends in Smethport, and going on vacation with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, John DeBross, whom she married on June 20, 1970; two sons, Shawn P. DeBross (Billie Jo) and Timothy J. DeBross both of Chambersburg; two grandchildren, Shawn P. DeBross, Jr., and Lindsy DeBross, both of Chambersburg; three siblings, Peg Burdick (late Richard) and Mick O’Brien (Cathy), both of Smethport, PA and David O’Brien (Sherry) of Chambersburg, PA. 

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen O’Brien.

A memorial service to honor Mary’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 18, 2015 in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Deacon Richard Ramsey will officiate. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. 

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM, in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport, PA, where Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, Jr. will officiate.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Coudersport Ambulance To East Oak Street

At 11:49 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 disatched to East Oak Street for a medical emergancy.

Sample Ballots From All Potter County Voting Precincts On Website

Sample Ballots From All Voting Precincts On Website

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VoteVoters in Potter County have access to a new tool that will help them prepare for the Primary Election of Tuesday, May 19. Now posted on the county website,, is an interactive map that not only shows the location of every voting precinct, but also previews the ballots that Republicans and Democrats will see when they arrive to vote on Tuesday. 
To see the sample ballots for each township or borough, click on the Elections/Voter Registration Department and go to “Polling Locations Map.” 
Polls will be open across the county from 7 am to 8 pm. The Primary Election is open only to registered Republicans and Democrats. Successful nominees will appear on the General Election ballot in November.
Director of Elections Sandy Lewis has put out a call for poll workers needed on May 19 in Homer and Allegany Townships. This is a paid position. For eligibility information and more details, call the Elections/Voter Registration Office at 814-274-8467.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 10:30 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Major Initiative Offers Job Training, College Credits

Major Initiative Offers Job Training, College Credits

pitchfordmorleyResidents in Potter and eight other northwestern Pennsylvania counties will be able to earn two-year college degrees or receive other specialized training and education through the Rural Regional Community College. It has been more than three years in the making, according to Sen. Joseph Scarnati, who shepherded enabling legislation through the State Senate. Rep. Martin Causer was a champion of the bill in the State House of Representatives. 

A 15-member board of trustees is meeting regularly to direct the community college’s development and administration, in consultation with local educators, industrial leaders and business owners. Goal is to tailor curriculum to the needs of employers in the region. Local residents, including high school students, will also be able to earn college credits that can be transferred to a four-year university at a fraction of their on-campus cost. Representing Potter County on the board are Commissioner Doug Morley (left) and Ed Pitchford (right), chief executive officer of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

It’s part of a broader effort, coordinated locally by the Potter County Education Council and the Potter County Commissioners, to give local job-seekers the skills and training they need to secure local jobs. Former Oswayo Valley School Superintendent Bob Wicker has been spearheading that initiative. He has been meeting with local employers large and small to assess their needs and craft training programs that prepare local residents to fill their jobs. Contrary to popular belief, Wicker said, many Potter County employers have job openings and others would be willing to hire locally if they could find qualified applicants.

A recent economic/employment profile of Potter, Cameron and five other counties reinforced the point. Susan Snelick, executive director of the North Central Workforce Investment Board, said the study showed that employers are frustrated by the lack of qualified job applicants. Employee turnover is a chronic problem. Many lack basic educational qualifications and skills. Absenteeism, tardiness and an inability to stay drug-free are chronic problems, Snelick noted. Many of the jobless who possess skills and work ethic do not apply for work because they’re getting by on unemployment compensation benefits.

The 100-page Workforce Investment Area Five-Year Plan was compiled to better direct government resources to address the economic and social challenges. It found that manufacturing jobs have been declining and are expected to fall even more. Decreases are also expected in the information sector, company management, government, retail, agriculture and utilities. Employment opportunities will grow in the oil and gas industries, finance, administrative support, waste management, real estate, tourism, health care and social assistance. Some 8.7 percent of the region’s adults hold bachelor degrees, compared to 16.1 percent statewide. It’s estimated that 63 percent of local jobs will require at least some college education by 2018.

Gloria M. “Glo” Savoy, 78, of Largo, FL

Gloria M. “Glo” Savoy
Gloria M. “Glo” Savoy, 78, of Largo, FL, passed away May 14, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Smith and is survived by longtime partner and soul mate, George Burt; children David Brady of Lee, FL, John Brady (Summer) of St. Pete, Kathleen Sanders (Jim) of Lee, FL, Scott Brady (Kelly) of St. Pete; sister Donna Goldie; her niece, Dawn McCartney (Sean); two nephews; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; two great nieces and one great nephew. 

Glo enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, she played the organ, and an avid frog and bird house collector. 

She would often go dancing with George, as they dressed alike, to Country Western music. 

Glo valued her family and was the backbone that held everyone together. 

An open casket visitation will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 5pm-5:30pm with closed casket memorial service starting at 5:30pm at the funeral home. 

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2pm at Macedonia Cemetery, US 90, Lee, FL.!/Obituary

Naomi "Ni" G. Carlson, 84 of 6 Fiske Avenue, Bradford, PA

Naomi "Ni" G. Carlson
Naomi "Ni" G. Carlson, 84 of 6 Fiske Avenue, Bradford, PA,  passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 15, 1931, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Edwin F. W. and Agnes V. (Johnson) Carlson.

Ms. Carlson was a 1949 graduate of Bradford Area High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

She worked at Bell Atlantic now Verizon in Bradford and Warren. She retired in 1988 with 38 years of service as a Test Desk Technician.

She was an active member of Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and volunteered in many capacities at the Church.

She was a long time member of the Girl Scouts USA, joining in April of 1945. She was active in former Mc-Cam-Po Girl Scout Council, Keystone Tall Tree Girl Scout Council, and The Girl Scouts Western council. She was a Senior Troop Advisor for 28 years and trained girls for the Girl Scout Roundup in 1959, 1962, and 1965; served on the Board of Directors, outdoor trainer, camp director and was involved in the development of Camp Kil-O-Qua and Camp Resting Water. In 1994 she received the Thanks Badge II, which is the highest Award in Girl Scouting for adults. She was also a member of the McKean County Beagle Club, The American Association of University Women, Bell Telephone Pioneers of America and a volunteer at Community Outreach.

She is survived by four cousins, James Johnson, Ronald Johnson, Leon Johnson and Nancy Sisson, all from the Brocton, NY area and several cousins in Sweden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister Corrine Carlson on June 4, 1927.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am with Rev. Thomas Pierotti, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials if desired may be made to: Bradford Area Public Library, 67 West Washington Street, Bradford, Scholarship Fund, Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 152 Seaward Ave, Bradford, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, 30 Isabella St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or The Bradford Educational Foundation, UPB, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

How Far Will They Go To Stop Vera Scroggins From Telling The Truth About Fracking?

Route 15 NB Ramp to Foy Avenue and Lycoming Creek Road in Lycoming County is Open

Montoursville – The Route 15 northbound off-ramp to Foy Avenue and Lycoming Creek Road is now open.

The ramp was closed for work that is part of the $6.2 million reconstruction/resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project on Route 15 between Third Street in Williamsport and Foy Avenue in Old Lycoming Township.

The Route 15 southbound on-ramp at Foy Avenue is still under construction and remains closed.

Update for Shawville Bridge Project in Clearfield County

Clearfield, PA – With work to replace the Shawville Truss Bridge on Route 970 continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issues the following update:

From Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22, drivers will encounter 24-hour flagging at the intersection of Route 879 and Route 1006 in the project area. The flagging is necessary as crews work on roadway pavement reconstruction. Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution.

Work on slope excavation, roadway re-alignment and roadway reconstruction continues and a detour associated with that work remains in effect. The detour makes use of Route 879, I-80, and Route 970. Signage is in place to alert motorists to the detour.

The new bridge is being built upstream from the existing one, allowing PennDOT to keep the truss bridge in service. When work is finished this summer, area drivers will benefit from smoother, safer travel over a modern structure.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $5 million project. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Students Help Area Boy Acquire His Dream Bike

Brandon Druzak sits on a bike identical to the one he will soon have at home. Behind him, left to right, are: Nicole Braun, multi-disabled support teacher at DAHS; Daniel Hodgdon, Penn State OTA student; Steven Druzak, Brandon's father; PSU OTA students Katie Armagost, Hannah Schatz, and Brittany Auman; and OTA instructor Amy Fatula.
DuBOIS – Honors students in the Penn State DuBois Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program have contributed funds to help a special area boy purchase the bicycle of his dreams. The students donated $408 on Thursday to 16 year Brandon Druzak of DuBois, and his father, Steven. Brandon lives with cerebral palsy, and requires a specially built bicycle in order to ride. The bike costs around $1,000 total.

Brandon is a student at DuBois Area High School, where he was first introduced to a specialized three wheeled bike owned by the school. He enjoys riding the bike at school each day, and his parents decided they would like for him to have one of his own at home, as well. The money donated by the Penn State DuBois students will help make that wish come true. The OTA honors students and the Occupational Therapy Club held fundraisers throughout the academic year for the cause.

The honors students got to know Brandon through their observational hours working with special needs students at the high school, and upon hearing of Brandon's wish for his own bike, decided to help make his wish come true.


May 18 meeting to be streamed live online.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has scheduled a public, working group meeting to be held on Monday, May 18 at the Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg.
The meeting is slated to begin at 8 a.m. and will be streamed live on the agency’s website (

Working group meetings allow for an exchange between the Board of Game Commissioners and Game Commission staff ahead of the regular quarterly meetings. While the meetings are open to the public, public comments are not accepted.

Those attending, however, are permitted to submit questions in writing to the board.
The Game Commission’s headquarters is at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81.

The Board of Game Commissioners’ next quarterly meeting is scheduled to be held on June 29 and 30 at the Harrisburg headquarters. Meetings on both days are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.



Euretta G. Amell, 82, of Port Allegany, PA

Euretta G. Amell
Euretta G. Amell, 82, of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday (May 14, 2015) in the Select Specialty Hospital, Erie, PA.

She was born June 21, 1932 in Port Allegany, a daughter of DeForest and Leona LaBarr Baker. On August 12, 1974, in Jamestown, NY, she married Walter Emery Amell, who died January 20, 1985.

Mrs. Amell was a 1950 graduate of Port Allegany High School. She started as a baby sitter for the owners of Lynn Hall and then advanced to the kitchen which evolved into her cooking career that included cooking for Elliott’s Bakery, the Moose Lodge, Ron’s Place and the ABC. She also worked for Fairad Corp. in Coudersport. She also was very active with Meals on Wheels.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose #2188, of Port Allegany, where she received their highest honor “The Red Shaw” for her years of service hard work and dedication, Port Allegany Fire Dept. Women’s Auxiliary, Tri County Fireman’s Auxiliary, VFW Woman’s Auxiliary, and the Red Cross

She was a member of a bowling league in Coudersport and enjoyed camping and her family. Most recently she enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by

nine daughters: Debbie( Frank) Hoffman of Zephyrhills, FL, Pamela (Don) Keech of Port Allegany, Marilyn (Dick) Sherwood of Port Allegany, Terry Lawton of Mt. Holly, NC, Carol Stiles of Port Allegany, Laurie Maletto of Lewis Run, Amy Sue (Terry) Lewis of Maurertown, VA, Roseann (Gary) Penick of Port Allegany, Faith Amell of Roulette, PA

three sons: Pete (Roxy) Taylor of Port Allegany, Randy Taylor of Smethport, Gary (Rose) Taylor of Mt. Alton, PA

one sister: Joyce Sizer of Smethport, PA

55 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren

Two step sons Gilbert and Keith Amell of Port Allegany, and two step daughters Kathy Hanchett of Eldred and Merita Greenleaf of Orlando Fl.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother John Baker, a step son Larry Amell, one granddaughter Zoe Penick and 2 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 18 at 1:00 pm from the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 414 Mill St., Port Allegany, with the Rev. H.D. Youngblood, officiating.

Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Port Allegany Fire Dept. or Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Online condolences may be made at

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

Kinley Jo Wetzel, infant daughter of Todd and Kylie Tinder Wetzel, Coudersport, PA

Kinley Jo Wetzel, infant daughter of Todd and Kylie Tinder Wetzel of Coudersport, PA, passed away shortly after birth on May 11, 2015 at McGee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was and will always be loved greatly for the short time she was here.

Kinley is survived by her parents and big sister Norah at home. Her maternal Grandparents Joe and Kathy Pekarski, Paternal Grandfather Wayne Wetzel and her Paternal grandmother and step-grandfather Dawn and Andy Bristol and Paternal Great-Grandfather Ed Wetzel all of Coudersport.

Kinley’s Life Celebration will be held at 3pm on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, “ a Life Celebration home” 210 N. East St. Coudersport, PA, 16915 with Pastor Joe Gerhart officiating. Visitation will be held from 1pm-3pm Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Sweden Hill Cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to McGee Women’s Hospital, 300 Halket St., Pittsburgh, Pa, 15123.

Mary Estella Baker, 91, of Horse Thief Run Rd., Wellsboro, PA

Mary Estella Baker, 91, of Horse Thief Run Rd., Wellsboro, PA, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, , surrounded by her loving family. 

She was the wife of John L. Baker, whom preceded her in death October 31, 1999. Mary was born September 17, 1923, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Ross W. and Mary X. (Putman) Sherman. 

Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed her family and spending time doing the crossword puzzles. She also loved to watch Nascar Racing; her favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 

She was a member of the former Kennedyville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Janet Baker, Lawrenceville, Ross and Bonnie Baker and Erwin (Butch) and Nancy Baker, all of Wellsboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Erwin, David, Hobart, Cecil and Myron Sherman.

Friends and family are invited to Mary’s Life Celebration on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 6-8 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:00 AM, at the funeral home with Rev. Maxine Mills officiating. Interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

Jim Russell Named Director Of Potter County Education Council

Jim Russell
Russell Joins Staff at the Education Council

The Potter County Education Council has welcomed Jim Russell as the new Executive Director. Russell replaces Helene Nawrocki, who has served as Interim Executive Director since Bob Veilleux resigned in March to accept the position of Port Allegany Borough Manager. 

Russell, who grew up in Coudersport and graduated from Coudersport High School in 1984, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Penn State University and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Air Force Institute of Technology. After spending 10 years in the Air Force and 13 years with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp, he and his family returned to the area in 2013.

Russell is enthusiastic about the challenges of his new role leading the Education Council, whose mission is continually expanding. In addition to Associate Degree programming from Gannon University, Leadership Potter County, PearsonVUE testing, professional development and computer training, and personal enrichment classes, the Education Council has added an early childhood initiative and a business/education component.

Russell is married to the former Elaine Appleby, a photographer and artisan. The couple has two children.

Otto Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak

At 4:25 PM on Friday, Otto Township Fire Dept. dispatched to 23 Kansas Branch Road for a natural gas leak.

Ornamental Tree & Shrub Pruning Workshop

Welcoming Deakin Taylor Stafford Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Scott Stafford ( deceased) is a paternal grandparent