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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Ebeling Bus Company Selling To The Bare Walls June 13, 2015 In Millport, PA

Big June Savings At Wagner Ace Hardware In Coudersport, PA

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 46 South

At 8:21 PM on Saturday, Fire & EMS dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on Rt. 46 near the Bucktail Bar in Norwich Township. Vehicles are in the roadway. Injuries but no entrapment reported by callers.

SFD dispatched late this evening w/ Norwich Township FD to an 2 car MVA w/ no entrapment and minor injuries. At least 1 patient was transported to the hospital by Port Allegany Ambulance. Chief 220 recalled all station 2 units and NTVFD Chief 12-10 had command. Chief 2, Chief 220, Captain 230, and Lieutenant 240 assisted on scene before returning. NTVFD Fire Police handled traffic control.


Benedetti Farms, Inc. Recalls Chicken and Turkey Sausage Products Due To Misbranding 
Benedetti Farms, Inc., a Sonoma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,670 pounds of chicken and turkey sausage products due to misbranding. The chicken and turkey sausages were wrapped in hog and sheep casings that were not listed on the labels. Hog and sheep casings may elicit allergic reactions in the rare cases of individuals known to be allergic to pork or sheep proteins.

Port Allegany Dispatched To Wildfire On Route 6 West

At 6:39 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to an area 1/2 mile past the Jehovah Witness  Church on Rt. 6 for a possible wildfire on the hillside.

Vulnerability in Apple Computers detected

Pedro Vilaca, an independent computer security researcher discovered a vulnerability, or bug, that would allow an attacker to be able to access an Apple computer undetected.  The vulnerability is present as an Apple computer wakes up from sleep mode.  At that time, the computer code known as the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) becomes susceptible.  It’s rumored that only big business, government, financial systems, and news agencies would be targeted and not the average consumer.  This type of flaw would be primarily exploited for long term monitoring.
Nathaniel Taylor
Hendo Computers
Ph: (814) 558-8170

Bridge Lessons At S.W. Smith Library In Port Alleghany

Friends of the Library Bridge Lessons will be held Thursdays starting June 11 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the S. W. Smith Library. Questions can be directed to Vesta Rossette at 642-2282 or Dotty Anderson at 642-9900.

Cuba Police Locate Hit & Run Vehicle That Struck Bicyclist In Macedon, NY

Cuba Woman Charged With Drug Violatins & Unlicensed Operation

Cuba Man Charged With 3 Car Thefts, Jailed In Lieu Of $10,000. Bail

Betty J. Anderson, 84, of Galeton, PA

Betty J. Anderson, 84, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, in Galeton with a Funeral Service following at 1:00pm.

ST. Marys Police Investigate Report Of Man Going Crazy

Address: 471 RIGHTMEYER ST
6/6/2015 3:07:36 PM

Motorcycle Crash On Rt. 49 In Osceola Township

At 2:49 PM on Saturday, EMS has been dispatched to a report of a motorcycle crash near 6625 Rt. 49 in Osceola Township, Tioga County. Report a rider down in the middle of the road with injuries. Osceola & Valley Ambulance responding.
3:05 PM--Air medical cancelled & Medic cancelled

Bonnie & Clyde Ohio Teens Apprehended In West Virginia

Inmates missing from upstate NY prison: cop killer and killer of 3

Regional News Network

On June 6, at 5:45 a.m. the New York State Police received a call from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora regarding two prisoners that were unaccounted for during a 5:30 a.m. bed check. The State Police are now currently searching for the two escaped prisoners.
They are:
Richard Matt, 48 years old, a white male, 6’ tall, 210 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on back “Mexico Forever”, a heart on his chest and left shoulder, and a marine corps insignia on his right shoulder.

David Sweat, 34 years old, white male, 5’11” tall, 165 pounds, brown hair and green eyes. He has tattoos on his left bicep and his right fingers.

Sweat is serving a sentence of life without parole following his conviction in Broome County for one count of Murder 1st  Degree after he caused the death of a Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy on July 4, 2002.  Sweat was transferred to Clinton Correctional on October 30, 2003.

Matt is serving a sentence of 25 years to life following his conviction in Niagara County for three counts of murder, three counts of kidnapping, and two counts of robbery after he kidnapped a male victim and caused his death by beating him on December 3, 1997.  Matt was transferred to Clinton Correctional on July 10, 2008.
Both are considered to be a danger to the public. If located DO NOT approach them. Contact 911 or the New York State Police immediately at (518) 563-3761.
Anyone in the Dannemora area should contact the New York State Police if they saw or heard anything early this morning, or find that they have a vehicle which is unaccounted for.

Coudersport Ambulance To Finish Line

At 12:55 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to the finish line at the God's Country Marathon on the courthouse square for a fall victim.

Barbara J. “Babs” Chase of 105 Richardson Avenue, Richburg, NY

Barbara J. “Babs” Chase

RICHBURG - Barbara J. “Babs” Chase of 105 Richardson Avenue passed away Friday June 5, 2015 in the Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester following a lengthy illness. 

Born November 27, 1960 in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Robert & Barbara Nicholson Thomas. On April 26, 1986 she married James Chase in Allegany, NY. Mr. Chase survives.

Babs was a graduate of the Bolivar Central School class of 1979. She attended Alfred State College. Babs was employed by the Cuba Cheese Shop and Eckerd Pharmacy in Wellsville. 

She was a member of Kenyon Andrus Post 772 American Legion Auxiliary Bolivar.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Joseph Chase of Bolivar and Kelley Chase of Wellsville; her mother Barbara Thomas Bolivar; one sister Anne (Dave) Nenno of Sullivan, Indiana and one brother John Michael Thomas of Bolivar. Also surviving are three grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, cousins and a special friend Justin Putnam. 

She was preceded in death by her father Robert Thomas in 1999 and a sister Selinda Smith in 2002.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar on Sunday 3-6P.M. Funeral services will be held from the Funeral Home on Monday June 8, 2015 at 11A.M. Rev. Sharon Schausas will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery Bolivar. 

Memorials may be made to Richburg Fire Department Ambulance Fund or National Kidney Foundation of Western New York, 300 Delaware Ave. Suite 101, Buffalo, N.Y. 14202.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Anthony Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-01 00:00:00 to EXCO RESOURCES PA LLC for site POOR SHOT P2 6H in Anthony Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jay Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-01 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site STONEY BROOK 592635 in Jay Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jay Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-01 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site STONEY BROOK 591145 in Jay Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jay Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-01 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site STONEY BROOK 590980 in Jay Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jay Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-01 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site STONEY BROOK 590979 in Jay Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jay Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-01 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site STONEY BROOK 590978 in Jay Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Beware of fake IRS scam.

Beware of fake IRS scam. Caller says IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. Request you call immediately 509-392-63//to talk to their department desk for more information. 

If you do actually have a problem with IRS they and only they will personally contact you. 

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Derrick City Dispatched To Motor Vehicle Crash On East Main

At 11:16 AM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Department & Bradford Ambulance dispatched to East Main for a motor vehicle accident.

Pedestrian Struck On Route 15 / Rt. 287 In Lawrenceville/Tioga

At 11:08 AM on Saturday, Lawrenceville Fire & EMS dispatched to the intersection of Rt. 15 & Rt. 287 for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. A helicopter has been requested airborne for a 21 year old female with multiple injuries.
Tioga has also been dispatched.

Bradford Township Dispatched For Land Rescue

At 10:54 AM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Department dispatched to West Corydon Street reservoir for a land rescue.

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 10:40 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Cole Manor for a cardiac emergency.

Detsch wins GOP nomination for Highland Supervisor

"Nature's Wonder" Coudersport Ice Mine Open Through Labor Day, Don't MIss It !!

Ebeling Bus Company Selling To The Bare Walls June 13, 2015 In Millport, PA

4WD Dodge Dakota Crew Cab Pickup For Sale, $8400. or Best Offer


2nd Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Set For June 13, 2015 At CARP in Coudersport

Northern Potter School District Has A Vacancy For A Varsity Head Soccer Coach

Friday, June 5, 2015

Storm Brings Down Roof At 7-11 In Hornell Friday Night Resulting In Fatal Injuries To Alfred Station Woman

HORNELL, NY – The awning at the 7/11 Store at the corner of Crosby and Canisteo Streets fell off last night. Officials say that a customer, Erion Clark, 58, of Alfred Station, died from injuries sustained in the incident when the awning fell down.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 in Ceres Township

At 10:00 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Ceres Township for a woman to go to hospital.

Fire Call On Interstate Parkway Appears To Be A Controlled Burn

At 9:44 PM on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. was dispatched to an unknown type fire in the area of 500 Interstate Parkway. A chief on scene reports a possible large controlled burn.

Cuba, NY: Stolen Pickup Recovered, Male Suspect In Custody

 State police arrested Steven R. Cox, 33, of Cuba. He was charged with grand larceny, a class D felony. He is accused of stealing a truck from Empire Cheese in Cuba on June 4. He was held on cash bail.

2015 Potter County Fair Books Are Now Available

Fully Involved Structure Fire In Brookfield Township

At 7:26 PM on  Friday, Tioga County has a fully involved structure fire at 842 Birch Road in Brookfield Township. Knoxville was dispatched with a tanker. Other units unclear.

Frank J. Zurat, 91, of 89 East Main St., Bradford, PA

Frank J. Zurat, 91, of 89 East Main St., Bradford, PA passed away Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. online condolences may be expressed at

Norma Mae Thompson, age 96, of South Brooklyn Avenue, Wellsville, NY

Norma Mae Thompson

Wellsville, NY - Norma Mae Thompson, age 96, of South Brooklyn Avenue passed away on Thursday June 4, 2015 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 25, 1919 in Wellsville to Edward and Carrie Foster Wightman. On June 13, 1941 at the Christian Temple Church she married Harold G. Thompson who predeceased her on February 1, 2005 after 63 years of marriage.

Norma started school in the Proctor District’s 2 room school house. She then graduated from Wellsville Central High School in 1936. Norma worked at the former Cretekos Brothers Confectionary for 8 years and later became a licensed real estate sales person working for Winters Real Estate for 10 years. Norma was a Notary Public, a Den Mother, honorary life member of the Wellsville PTA, past member of the Wellsville Woman’s Bowling Association as well as several other bowling leagues, Wellsville Grand Squares Dance Club and the Penn-NY Promenaders Camping and Dancing Club. Norma was also a member of the Christian Temple Church of Wellsville who enjoyed following the Detroit Tigers, the New York Giants, and the Buffalo Sabers.

Survivors include 2 sons, Douglas (Sue) Thompson of Portville and Robert (Priscilla) Thompson of Wellsville; 4 grandchildren, Daniel (Amy) Thompson of Little Rock, AR., Nicole Ackerman of Little Rock AR., Kelly (Jay) Smith of Wellsville and John (Hanah) Thompson of Wellsville; 7 great grandchildren, Matthew Thompson, Lindsey Buchholz, Kira Ackerman, Haeden Smith, Maddex Smith, Madison Thompson and Christopher Thompson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Norma was predeceased by her parents; her husband; 2 sisters, Hazel and Mildred Wightman; 6 brothers, Richard, Allen, Frederick, Walter, Robert and Earl Wightman.

At Norma’s request there will be no prior visitation or public funeral. The family will have a burial service in Woodlawn Cemetery at their convenience and memorials may be made to the Allegany County SPCA. To leave online condolences please visit

Cross Fork, PA: Here's Some Old Pictures From Lanny Nunn

Roxanne M. Andress, 53, of 38 High Street, Bradford, PA

Roxanne M. Andress
Roxanne M. Andress, 53, of 38 High Street, Bradford, PA went to be with her Lord, Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

Born May 28, 1962, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late Harold J. and Joanne (Curcio) Brandt, Jr.

On April 26, 1986 in Bradford she married Carl R. Andress who survives.

Mrs. Andress was a 1980 graduate of Bradford High School. She had been employed at Bradford Regional Medical Center in the cafeteria, and Sodexo Food Service at the University of Pittsburgh for 10 years. Then later at Pepperell Braiding Company.

She had attended Faith Baptist Church and was a member of the T.O.P.S Club. She loved animals and a love for life she also made friends with everyone she met. She faithfully read her Bible every day.

In addition to her husband Carl of 29 years, she is survived by a daughter, Shyana Andress, of Bradford, a sister, Robin Fink, of Bradford, a brother, Kim Brandt, of Bradford, several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers Roger, Ralph, and Randy Brandt.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the First Wesleyan Church at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev, Wallace Mapes pastor of the Healing Reigns Fellowship Church of Salamanca officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at

Katherine Ann "Katie" Sherk, 85, of 5860 Leonard Run, Limestone, NY

Katherine Ann "Katie" Sherk, 85, of 5860 Leonard Run, Limestone, NY, passed away, Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Born September 29, 1929, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Pauline G. (Gallup) Redington.

Mrs. Sherk was a 1946 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School. She had been the supervisor of the case worker’s at the office of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for 28 years.

She attended West Branch United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Limestone Fire Department Auxiliary, Limestone VFW Auxiliary and a member of P.A.A.R.S.E.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda K. DuBois, of Limestone and Karen L. (the late Rod) Woodhouse, of Bradford, a son, Stephen L. (Barb) Sherk, of Bradford, a sister, Janet Daniels, of Limestone, and a brother, Larry (Barbara) Redington, of Northumberland, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, June 7, 2015, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, June 8, 2015, with Rev. Matt Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish officiating. Committal services and burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary or Limestone VFW Auxiliary.

Online condolences may be made at

Coudersport Ambulance To McDonalds

At 6:36 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Mc Donalds for a person with an injury from a fall.

George Bove, 80, of 257 Jackson Ave. Bradford, PA

George Bove
Army Vet
George Bove, 80, of 257 Jackson Ave. Bradford, PA passed away, Friday, June 5, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the Bradford Manor.

Born December 30, 1934 in Bradford, he was a son of the late George and Frances (DiNuzzo) Bove. He was a 1952 graduate of Bradford High School.

On August 17 1957 in St. Bernard Church he married Janet M (Quinn) Bove who died on January 18, 2007.

On December 2, 1957 he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on December 1, 1959.

George was a member of St. Bernard Church. In 1983 he was awarded "Policeman of the Year" by the Exchange Club of Bradford.

Mr. Bove joined the Bradford City Police Department in May 1962 and was named chief in 1977. He retired from the City in 1982. He later worked as a security guard at Zippo Manufacturing retiring in 2007.

Surviving are four daughters, Kathleen (Steve) Belleville of Bradford, Karen (Gregg) Teribery, of Bradford, Kristine (Don) Shonts, of Cyclone, Karla Bove of Bradford, one brother, John Bove, of Bradford, two grandchildren, Jamie Teribery and Parker Shonts and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter Kerry Bove, 3 sisters, Mary Louise Bove, Elizabet Wozniak and Frances Sweeney and one brother James Bove, two sister in laws. Patty Bove and Geraldine "Sis" Quinn.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday June 9, 2015 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 12:30pm Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm in St. Bernard Church, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be made at

House Action for the Week of June 8, 2015

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

Bradford Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 219 With Multiple Patients

At 5:56 PM on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & City Ambulance dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident with no entrapment on Route 219 in Custer City across from Beacon Light School.

Pickup Truck Into Johnston's Hardware Store In Port Allegany

At 4:38 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. & Ambulance dispatched to Johnston's Hardware on South Main Street in Port Allegany for a pickup truck into the building with 2 injured patients. A helicopter has been requested.

Landscape Photography

This course will focus on lighting, lenses and composition, while you visit several locations around Coudersport. Please bring lenses, from wide angle to telephoto, along with a tripod and polarizing filter, if available. In addition, bring your camera with fully charged battery and suitable memory card, comfy clothing and shoes, water and a bagged lunch.

This course is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This course will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meet at the Education Council and carpool to the Pa Grand Canyon. The cost is $5 per person and the registration deadline is June 11th. Register online at or call (814) 274-4877.

I-80 Resurfacing in Union County Continues Next Week

Montoursville – This is the latest update on the 3.5-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 80 in Union County. The work zone is from Gray Hill Road overpass in White Deer Township to about 1 mile west of the Interstate 180 Interchange.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 8, the contractor will begin to mill and pave the eastbound passing lane from the Gray Hill Road overpass to the bridge spanning Old Route 15. From Old Route 15 east to the end of the work zone, both the driving and passing lanes will be closed and traffic will use the auxiliary lane for travel.

On Monday night, the contractor will shut down the westbound driving lane to perform epoxy overlays on the bridges in the construction area. This work is weather permitting.

On Wednesday, weather permitting, the contractor will perform an epoxy overlay on a small bridge in the eastbound lanes of the construction area. Lane closures will be implemented as needed during this portion of the project.

All work is expected to be completed by Thursday.

Motorists are asked to be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Intelligent Transportation System Project Update

Montoursville - This is an update for work next week on the $4.2 million Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) project in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, and Union counties in central Pennsylvania.

Pavement markings will be placed on Route 11 northbound, about 3.5 miles east of Interstate 80 in Columbia County. Traffic will be restricted to one lane using the center turn lane while this work is being performed.

Barrier will be removed on Interstate 80 eastbound in West Hemlock Township, Montour County, and on Interstate 180 westbound in Fairfield Township, Lycoming County.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane while work is performed.

The contractor will set barrier on Route 15 in Kelly Township, Union County. The northbound lane will be closed and northbound traffic will use the center lane for travel.

Coudersport Ambulance To Liberty Lane

At 3:30 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Liberty Lane for a woman ill.

Almond Dispatched For Fall Victim From Roof

At 302 PM on Friday, Almond EMS has been dispatched for a 46 year old male who has fallen off a roof on County Route 2.

Bradford Firefighters Dispatched To East Main Street

At 2:49 PM on Friday, Bradford City Fire Dept. dispatched to East Main Street across from the Eagles for a small wildfire.


Game Commission seeks input on its 2015-2020 strategic goals and objectives.

The 2015-2020 Pennsylvania Game Commission Strategic Plan is available for public review.

The Strategic Plan outlines a five-year roadmap of the agency’s goals and strategies for management of the 480 species of wild birds and mammals in the state. This plan has not yet received final approval.

The draft strategic plan can be found on the Game Commission’s website, Those wishing to read the plan can click the Strategic Plan icon on the home page to view it.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s mission is to manage Pennsylvania’s wild birds and their habitats for current and future generations, said R. Matthew Hough, the agency’s executive director.

“Although our focus has remained basically the same since the agency was created, the challenges and opportunities facing the agency are fluid and dynamic,” Hough said.

The Strategic Plan identifies specific measureable goals to help guide the agency toward its core goals. The core goals for the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan include putting wildlife first, improving wildlife habitat, following sound business practices, serving Pennsylvanians and improving support for hunting and trapping.

“This plan focuses on identifying challenges that must be addressed to move the agency toward continued improvement and effectiveness,” Hough said. “Making this plan available to the public increases agency transparency and accountability.”

Those wishing to submit comments on the plan can do so in two ways. Comments can be sent electronically through e-mail to Comments can also be sent through the mail to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Reviews of the plan can be mailed using the following address: Strategic Plan Comments, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bureau of Information and Education, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. The public comment period ends June 17.

Galeton Community Scholarship Recipients Pictured

pictured l-r

Back row - Henry Lush, Emilio Martinez, John Parsell, Gretchen Yonkin
Front - Kaitlyn Akers, Kassi Brown, Karissa Burrous, Mykalia Reiter,
Morgan Petrencsik, Latascia Shadle, Debbie Long

The William and L.R. Gale Community Foundation is pleased to announce the award of nine $5,000. scholarships to the following Galeton High School graduating seniors.
Kaitlyn Akers,Kassandra L. Brown, Karissa Burrous, Emilio Martinez, John Parsell,Morgan Jo Petrencsik,Mykayla L. Reiter, Latascia Breann Shadle and Gretchen Yonkin.

All of these graduates will go to colleges and schools of higher learning.

The Gale Community Foundation was established in 1988 through a gift from Lucille Gale Knapp, granddaughter of William McClure Gale. The Gale family built and owned a large sole leather tannery in Galeton in 1880. Galeton was named in honor of William Gale in 1897.

Ornamental Tree & Shrub Pruning Workshop

Bariatric Fusion Recalls Bags of Soft Chews Iron With Vitamin C Due To Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement (Recall Alert)

Bariatric Fusion Recalls Bags of Soft Chews Iron With Vitamin C Due To Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement (Recall Alert) The chews inside the non child-resistant package contain iron and can cause serious injury or death to young children if multiple chews are ingested.

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A paving project in the City of Williamsport is set to begin Sunday at 6 p.m.

The project includes base repairs, milling and resurfacing on Hepburn Street between Via Bella and Third Street; milling, resurfacing and the installation of ADA curb ramps on Basin Street between I-180 eastbound on-ramp and Third Street; and base repairs, milling, resurfacing and the installation of ADA curb ramps on Market Street between Third Street and Grampian Boulevard.

Work will first begin on Hepburn Street, then move to Market Street for the installation of ADA curb ramps. Paving will be completed later this summer.

Base repairs, milling and resurfacing will be done at night between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. There will be lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

ADA curb ramp work will be performed during the day and will require lane closures and sidewalk closures, with flaggers providing traffic control during lane closures.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc., is the prime contractor on this $1.6 million project.

Work is expected to be completed in November.


by MizMonica Thomas

I've never been so proud of a small town as I have of this one. Thursday we all waited in anticipation as cellphone messages went viral following our Boys Basketball Team playing Clarion in St. Mary's, Pa for the District 9 Baseball Title. 

When they finished the game 10-0 in six-innings, messages moving faster than the speed of light spurred the Fire and Ambulance Departments into action and a town wide cheering section and parade met the kids as they passed Ram Forest Products in Ceres and made their way home. When they crossed the bridge into town and made the corner at ACORN our Fire Trucks blew their horns and 22 cars and our Ambulance escorted the team through the streets of cheering and poster waving crowds! We've never won the title and this team deserves accolades along with their coaches and parents for a season well done in small town America.

At the school on June 4 Sports Physicals will be done at Dr. Singh & Nadella's. Little League games are Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. home hosting the Bradford Pirates and then on Saturday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. hosting Port Allegany. On Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. Hosting Westfield at home. The Elementary and High School Gym will be closed from June1-June 21. The School Board Meeting will be at Monday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. OV Parents Discussion is being held on Facebook about OV Budget cuts.

At the Library Stitch 'n' Knit meets on Mondays at 6 p.m. The Lego Club will meet the first Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Ages 4 and up are invited to attend. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a different theme for each month. June's theme is "Aliens". You can sign up at the library or online at

Sharon Township Supervisors Meeting Tuesday May 9 at 6:00 p.m., Shinglehouse Borough Council Tuesday May, 9 at 7:00 p.m.

OV Senior Center lunch for Monday, June 8 is Sausage & Gravy Biscuit they will be having Walking Club and Exercise, Tuesday, May 9 Beef Stroganoff and the Golden Girl Quilters meet, Wednesday, May 10, Stuffed Peppers. This is National Dairy Month and they will be celebrating all month long with games and prizes. On Friday May 12 at UPB in Bradford, Pa. the Senior Games will be held. OV is taking 15 entries who will participate in Softball, BOCCE Ball, Golf, Darts, Pool and a variety of other games.

Clara Township Cleanup Days are Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2015.

There will be three dumpsters available, a complete list of what is allowable and what is not is posted on Solomon's Word and at the Township Building.

The monthly meeting of the Oswayo Valley Historical Society will be held during the work party at the Schoolhouse on Monday, June 8 at 5:00 'till 9:00 p.m. located in Millport, PA., at the fairgrounds. They will have two other work days before the fair on Saturday, June 20 and July 18, at 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. bring a bag lunch volunteers are welcome both days. Setup for the fair is Saturday, July 25.

So drop in and sit a spell on the porch with me, Alba and Dasiey Mae or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

Bridge Replacement over Big Mill Creek starts June 8

Ridgway, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces that work will get underway Monday, June 8, to replace a bridge near Ridgway on Route 3002. The current single-span, steel girder bridge will be replaced with a new single-span concrete structure. Work will take place one side at a time.

The current bridge spans Big Mill Creek about two and a half miles west of Ridgway in Ridgway Township. The bridge was originally built in 1939 and carries an average of almost 700 vehicles daily. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Elk County’s structurally deficient list.

During the first phase of construction, drivers may encounter minor delays for daylight flagging operations. Temporary traffic signals will be in place later this summer as work moves into other construction phases. The signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern.

Overall work will include replacement of the bridge, drainage upgrades, and guide rail replacement. Work is expected to last until the middle of December but PennDOT will open both lanes of the bridge earlier if work progress allows. Charles J. Merlo, Inc. of Mineral Point is the contractor on this $1.7 million project.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, use caution in and around work zones, and always buckle up.


Pictured are Kelsey Kio and Caitlyn Bachman at the 2014 Alumni Football Game.
 Attention PAHS Alumni Cheerleaders! Graduating class of 2014 and older who have cheered their senior year of Varsity Football are eligible to participate in the July 11, 2015 Alumni Football game between the Port Alleagny Gator Alumni and the Smethport Hubber Alumni. 

The game will be played in Smethport. To participate, you must present a valid insurance card and be able to purchase a t-shirt. Signups will be held Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at the hogan/picnic pavilion located at Community Park (Edison Bates Drive). 

Additional information will be distributed at the meeting. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Deb Bachman by calling 814-558-4405.

Northern Potter School Phone & Internet Service Restored

The Northern Potter School District's phone and internet service has been restored.  

Thank you for your patience.

Lane Restrictions Next Week on I-80 at Mifflinville River Bridge Project in Columbia County

Montoursville – This is the latest update on the Interstate 80 Mifflinville River Bridge Project in Columbia County.

On Monday, June 8, the eastbound right lane of Interstate 80 will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at mile 241 so a new expansion dam can be installed on the overpass bridge for Route 11.

On Tuesday, June 9, the left lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the same operation.

On Wednesday, June 10, the westbound right lane will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at mile 241 to install a new expansion dam on the overpass bridge for Route 11. Then on Thursday, June 11, the left lane will be closed during the same time period for the same work.

A new traffic pattern will be in place next week for the westbound lanes of I-80 from mile 242 to mile 241. Two lanes of traffic will be moved to the far right side of the highway while the contractor performs bridge deck epoxy overlays on the left side.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Bass Season Kicks Off June 13

Bass Season Kicks Off June 13
HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 5) – In the minds of anglers, warmer summer weather marks the beginning of bass season, which officially opens on June 13 across the Commonwealth.
The black bass is one of the most popular sportfish targeted by Pennsylvania anglers, says Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Executive Director John Arway, who expects a large turnout on the state’s most popular lakes and streams, including PA’s Best Bass Fishing Waters.
“Trout and bass are the two most popular sportfish among anglers,” he said. “And one of the reasons bass is popular is because the Commonwealth has so many fantastic spots for anglers to catch smallmouth and largemouth bass, from creeks and rivers to large ponds and lakes.”
Many anglers fish for bass while visiting Pennsylvania state parks, where families and kids can enjoy fishing along with other amenities, including camping, hiking and biking, and canoeing and kayaking.
“State parks are great family-friendly places to fish, particularly if you have young kids,” said Arway. “Kids can have fun fishing and also enjoying other outdoor activities. Our Commonwealth has over 86,000 miles of streams and rivers to fish and more than 4,000 lakes and reservoirs.”
During bass season, anglers can keep a daily limit of six bass, which must be at least 12 inches in length.
As a promotional lead-up to bass season, the PFBC this year is again partnering with Pocono Raceway to host a free kids fishing pond at the Pocono ARCA Racing Series on June 6 at Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pa.
“We’re very excited to be partnering with Pocono Raceway on this promotional event,” added Arway. “We know that a lot of NASCAR fans also like to fish and boat, and many of our fans enjoy NASCAR, so it’s a natural fit for us. This is an easy way for kids to experience fishing right before they get to enjoy the thrill of live NASCAR racing at Pocono Raceway.”
At the race, individuals also can enter the PFBC’s “Kayak and More” giveaway, which includes an Emotion Guster Angler kayak donated by Cabela’s; a family four-pack of tickets to the August 2 Pennsylvania 400 NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway donated by Pocono Raceway; and a pair of tickets to see Darius Rucker in concert at Musicfest in Bethlehem on August 14 donated by ArtsQuest.
The public can also enter the contest by visiting For more information about the Pocono race, visit  
Arway added that anglers who use smartphones can use the PFBC’s new “FishBoatPA” app to better navigate the Keystone State’s streams and lakes during bass season.
“The use of smartphones has skyrocketed, so we have found a way to improve the fishing and boating experience for our anglers and boaters,” he said. “Now they can spend less time looking for information and more time fishing and boating.”
The “FishBoatPA” app is available for free on both Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
Also this year, adult anglers are enjoying a first-ever $1 decrease in the price of their fishing license, a promotional campaign the PFBC is marketing under the slogan “Catch the Value!”
“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our loyal customers,” added Arway. “And at the same time, we think the price reduction will attract lapsed anglers back to the sport.”
The PFBC reminds anglers that “catch and immediate release” no harvest regulations apply to smallmouth and largemouth bass on the lower sections of the Susquehanna River (below Sunbury) and Juniata River (below Port Royal) and into the rivers’ tributaries to points one-half river-mile upstream from the confluence. For more information about the smallmouth bass issue in the Susquehanna River, visit
The PFBC website has a host of information to help anglers plan their fishing trips. Visit and select from the left navigation column “Fish” and “Fishing Fundamentals” to get started. For more information about bass, visit For a guide to fishing regulations, visit

Scammers Getting More Convincing As Time Goes On

BEWARE!!!! Last night I received a call on my cell phone from 888-306-9063 informing me they were citizens bank attempting to collect a debt on my 2015 chevy traverse??? Proceeded to tell me I didn't pay my last payment, advised me to pay now over phone. Thankfully I was smart enough to know better and said I will double check when I get home and if I need to I will submit a payment. He insisted on doing it over the phone, told him know. Then he says before you go can you verify your address??? REALLY!!!! I said "You are called my cellphone, know my name & what I drive - if you are Citizens Bank like you say you are then my address should be on your computer screen right now" GUESS WHAT... He hung up on me!!!! What is really scary is he knows my name, make model color year of car, bank my loan is through, cell phone number; I almost believed him! And I confirmed my loan was paid May 28th and I looked up the number and it is a scam!!! So beware and never give your information over the phone!

DRIVERS: USE EXTRA CAUTION Saturday Morning Between Galeton & Coudersport

ALERT..... To all motorists traveling Sr 6 from Galeton to Coudersport tomorrow morning..(5am-done)
The 41st Gods Country Marathon(26.2 miles) will be taking place, starting in Galeton and ending in Cdspt at the courthouse. 

Runners will be along the highway, and we ask if your setting up refresh/hydration stands ....PLEASE Place these in safe, visible locations..
Our officers will be patrolling and watching for distracted driving / other violations to make this yet another safe and successful marathon.

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, June 05, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

Wolf Tax Hikes Voted Down

The House voted unanimously this week against an amendment that would have implemented Gov. Tom Wolf’s income and sales tax hikes that are needed to fund his $33.8 billion budget proposal.

This vote sends a clear message to the governor that support simply does not exist for his proposal that increases state spending by more than 16 percent and funds it with, among other taxes, a 20 percent increase in the income tax, a 10 percent increase in the sales tax, and an expansion of the sales tax to more than 500 products and services, not currently subject to the tax. Items that would be taxed under his plan include everything from diapers and caskets to day care and long-term care services.

I have heard from many area residents concerned about the governor’s tax and spend proposal and how it would impact their household budgets. Even the non-partisan Independent Fiscal Office found the governor’s tax hikes would negatively impact residents all across the state in all income groups.

Now that the governor’s tax plan has been voted down unanimously by members of both political parties, I am hopeful that budget negotiations will start moving us toward a spending plan that is fiscally responsible and focused on funding the core functions of government.

The deadline for the budget to be passed is June 30.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline Extended

Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application deadline has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31. The program provides property tax and rent relief for eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with permanent disabilities age 18 and older.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Fifty percent of Social Security income is excluded when determining eligibility. The maximum standard rebate is $650.

For more information or an application, contact one of my offices listed below:

 • Bradford: 78 Main St., first floor, telephone 814-362-4400.
 • Coudersport: 107 S. Main St., Room 1, telephone 814-274-9769.
 • Kane: 55 Fraley St., telephone 814-837-0880.

Information also is available at the Department of Revenue’s website.

Bill to Aid Retirees Earns Committee Approval

The House Transportation Committee this week approved my legislation to increase the income eligibility limit for the state’s reduced-fee vehicle registration program for retirees.

The program, which offers vehicle registration at a discount rate of $10, is open to any person who is retired and receiving Social Security or other pension income that does not exceed $19,200 annually. House Bill 582 would increase the income eligibility limit to $23,500, the same limit set for the state’s PACENET prescription drug assistance program. The threshold was last increased in 1998.

Additional information about the existing program is available at

The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.

Measure to Clarify Clean and Green Law Passes House

A bill I introduced to ensure the state’s Clean and Green program is working as it was intended has earned unanimous approval in the House.

Clean and Green was created in 1974 to give preferential assessment to farm and forest lands to encourage their protection. However, in counties that have not conducted a reassessment recently, some Clean and Green properties are being taxed at a rate higher than a normal assessment, and that is counter to the purpose of the law.

House Bill 806 would prohibit counties from taxing Clean and Green properties at a rate greater than fair market value.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Ag Committee to Discuss Avian Influenza Preparedness

Avian influenza is spreading across the Midwest, killing millions of chickens and turkeys. The disease has not found its way to Pennsylvania – yet – but what is the state doing to prepare in case it does?

As chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, I will host an informational meeting next week to discuss the issue. Scheduled to speak at the meeting are Dr. Sherrill Davison, New Bolton Center poultry veterinarian; Chris Pierce, president of Heritage Poultry Management Services Inc., Annville; and state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.

The meeting will be streamed live on my website,, starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10. 


06/04/2015 03:35 PM EDT
Best Cash & Carry, 56-30 56 Street, Maspeth, NY 11378 is recalling BEST BRAND GREEN RAISIN (SUNDERKHANI) because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. 

06/05/2015 12:01 PM EDT

Santa Barbara Smokehouse of Santa Barbara, CA is voluntarily recalling all smoked salmon from March 1st to April 8th 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

06/05/2015 09:24 AM EDT

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet cat food, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel, Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Tuna Purrfection, and certain lot codes of Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Symptoms of excessive vitamin D consumption usually develop within 12-36 hours after ingestion and may include vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, and muscle tremors or seizures.

LQNN, Inc. Recalls Poultry, Beef and Pork Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection and Misbranded With Unauthorized Use of the USDA Mark of Inspection

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Potter County Farmer's Market Today From 1 to 5 In Coudersport

The Potter County Farmers' Market is underway with local farmers and other vendors setting up weekly on Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00 in downtown Coudersport.

Location for the market is the corner of North East and East Second Streets, adjacent to the courthouse square. Parking spaces on North East Street are available for market customers.

This year's market features some new vendors, along with longtime market participants. Here is a partial list of vendors planning to participate this week.

McKeone Nursery: Fruit trees, berry bushes along with salad greens and spinach.

Davenport Woodcrafts: Hand-painted bird houses, bat houses along with bowls, pens and pencils, candleholders,

Alpaca Creations: Nice selection of alpaca socks, yarns, dryer balls, hand knit scarves, cowls, keyhole scarves, mittens and mitts, boot felts, finger puppets and vintage embroideries.

(Card Creek Trading Post will not be at the Market this week.)