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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Katie Green's 76th Birthday Party At Roulette Fire Hall

Lawrenceville Dispatched Mutual Aid To Fully Involved Structure Fire In Lindley, NY

At 9:35 PM on Saturday, Lawrenceville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a working structure fire at 931 River Road in the Town of Lindley. A second alarm has been issued for that fire. The fire is now reported to be fully involved. Tioga has also been dispatched.
At 10:08 PM--Middlebury dispatched to station for stand by. 
10:47--Tioga moved to scene, Middlebury moved to Lawrenceville.

Roulette Ambulance To Oak Lane

At 5:51 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Oak Lane for a medical emergency.


On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Mansfield fire crews were dispatched to a gas leak at the intersection of Mainesburg Road and Rumsey Hill Road at the Shell pad around 3:45PM.

At this time this is all the information FNN has received.
Please avoid the area for safety reasons.

Smethport Makes Quick Work of Vehicle Fire On Rt. 46

Washington Township Fire Engine Wrecks On Way To Call In Armstrong County

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Fire Hall

At 4:55 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 has been dispatched to the Fire Hall for a choking victim.

Coudersport Police Department Has New Patrolman

The Coudersport Police Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Reuben Donovan as a Patrolman for the Department. Reuben completed his ACT 120 training at Mercyhurst. If you see him take the time to say hello and welcome him to our community.

Genesee Fire & Ambulance Moves Into New Quarters

Happy Birthday Jaden Studer

If you see Jaden Studer today....Be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!

We love you to the Moon and Back Always!!

Mom, Jim, Camerynn, Sage, Brystol, Lilli & Tanner

Douglas W. “Doug” Evingham, 72, of Shinglehouse, PA

Douglas W. Evingham
“friend to all”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Douglas W. “Doug” Evingham, 72, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on April 6, 1943 in Shinglehouse, he was a son of Clifford L. and Genevieve C. Cook Evingham. On April 3, 1982, in Shinglehouse, he married Deloris E. James, who passed away on June 2, 2012.

Doug was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Gas Field Specialists in Millport, retiring after many years of service.

Doug was a member of the Oswayo United Methodist Church, a 50 year life member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the NRA, and a former member of the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club in Millport. 

He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and gun collector. He enjoyed woodworking. He loved and took pride in his Chevrolet trucks. Doug was a happy man who loved life. His greatest love was his family. 

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Jane M. Perkins of Shinglehouse; a grandson, R. Kayle (Connie) Perkins of Shinglehouse; a brother, Kevin E. (Iris) Evingham of Oswayo; three nephews, Heath A. Evingham of Oswayo, and Travis W. Evingham and Shawn S. (Jessica) Evingham, both of Shinglehouse; a niece, Starr A. Evingham of Olean; three grandnieces; a grandnephew; and many cousins.

Doug was predeceased by his parents and his wife.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 with the Rev. Howard R. Burnham, pastor emeritus of Hebron Union Church, and the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Oswayo United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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

14 Year Old Boy Charged For Carring Pocket Knife To School

State Police Charge Roulette Man With PFA Violation

Male Charged With Simple Assault After Pushing Female

Galeton Woman Pointed Rifle At Known Male

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Norwich Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-09-14 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site SRC WT 2726 145H 51497 in Norwich Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Pine Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-09-14 00:00:00 to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC for site SGL 75 PAD D 060 in Pine Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Smethport Dispatched For Car Fire

At 2:07 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 46 North near Weaver's Garage for a car fire.

September Is National Passport Awareness Month

Chicken BBQ Today In Roulette By West End Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club


Wheel Around The Hub Bike Race Starts At Noon In Smethport

Port Allegany Disptched For Residential Fire Alarm

At 9:54 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to 114 Plunkett Hollow Road for an activated residential fire alarm.

Smethport Dispatched To MVA On Rt. 46 North

At 9:42 AM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Dept. & Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 46 North at the intersection with Bordell Crossroad for a one vehicle accident.

2 Dead, 2 Flown To Trauma Centers In Potter County Car Crash


Part Time CNA Wanted For 3 to 11 Shift At Lakeview Senior Care

You're Invited To Help Celebrate Katie Green's 76th Birthday On September 19th

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support In McKean & Potter Counties

Austin Alumni Reunion Sept. 26, 2015 At Austin VFW

Public Auction Saturday, September 19th In Elmira, NY

St. Gabriel Oktoberfest Saturday, September 26th In Port Allegany

1985 International S1900 2,000 Gallon Tanker For Sale By Sealed Bid

Lehman Road In Bingham Township To Be Closed Tuesday, September 22nd For Road Construction

Friday, September 18, 2015

Allentown was dispatched for a large oil spill

Around 20:30 Allentown was dispatched for a large oil spill in the roadway. It was determined approx 100 gallons was spilled and another 300 were in a tank found in the roadway. County hazmat along with IRM out of Cuba responded. Scio station 2 was called to close their end of Bill Allen hill rd. Units are still on scene as of 23:30

Round & Square Dance Saturday, September 19th At Odin Grange

Fetterman releases one of best campaign videos of the season


“It must have felt like the end of the world…”

So begins the first campaign commercial for John Fetterman, mayor of Braddock near Pittsburgh and the third Pennsylvania Democrat to enter the race for U.S. Senate.

It’s one of the best campaign videos you’re likely to see this season.

The first few phrases of the voice-over are exactly what you’d expect from a campaign spot aimed at introducing the candidate’s back story – then it’s revealed the voice-over is no professional narrator, but Fetterman himself … and the unspoken message is driven home: this dude is totally authentic, the real deal.

And it sure doesn’t hurt that Fetterman’s story – and Braddock’s – is the stuff of film: Harvard graduate moves to a gritty impoverished old steel town and helps it make a comeback – a destination for artists, small businessmen and dreamers and a place where people want to live again.

The story is so good, the campaign video does not have to be heavy-handed… the uplifting musical score is barely audible (but it’s there).

The video achieves a rare thing: it feels real, unscripted.

- See more at:

Veterans Memorial Dedication Saturday At Crosby Ball Field

I'm looking forward to taking part in a veterans memorial dedication at the baseball field in Crosby tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 a.m. I encourage veterans and others to join us in paying tribute to the men and women from Norwich Township who so honorably served our country.

The memorial was made possible through a joint effort by the Crosby American Legion Post 976, Norwich Township Board of Supervisors, Sons of the American Legion and McKean County Disabled Veterans, as well as the many other individuals and organizations who donated in support of the project.

Smethport PD Asks For No Parking On Main Street For Bicycle Race Saturday

IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!!!!!: In preparation for this Saturdays Wheel around the Hub bicycle race all officers are asking that you please refrain from parking on Main St on Saturday, Sept. 19. This will help everything run smoothly without any problems. Chief Warnick along with all Officers thank you for your cooperation and we wish good luck to all cyclers competing.

Saturday Is National Thank A Police Officer Day

Positive Vibes From Bradford City Police Department

City of Bradford Police

We want to take a second and share something positive. Today a woman and her daughter were in a local restaurant when one of our officers came in to get lunch. While the officer was ordering, the daughter walked up and paid for the officer's meal. They insisted when the officer politely declined because they wanted to show support for Police Officers. What they didn't know was, the officer had been having a busy day and was still upset about a prior call involving a child. The officer was quickly reminded of the appreciation people have and why he does the job. We want to thank these two residents for their kindness.

We also want to thank everyone out there that supports us and other officers through out the world.

Help us spread the word of our thanks by sharing and liking this. We want to spread the positive vibes.

Andover Fire & Ambulance To Rt. 21 For a Motorcycle / Deer Crash

Andover fire and ambulance responding to Route 21 for a motorcycle vs deer accident with injuries.

William Vogan McCloskey of Bradford, PA

William Vogan McCloskey
William Vogan McCloskey of Bradford, PA died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home where he was a resident the last year and a half. He was born in Kane, P.A., on November 11, 1919 to Mary E. (Lyle) and Lewis McCloskey.

The McCloskey family moved to Bradford when Mr. McCloskey was a small child. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bradford, the Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and participated in many sports including winning the title Jr. Champion tennis player. He was also an avid skier through young adulthood and claimed to have helped to build a ski jump in the area.

After graduating from Bradford High School in 1937, Mr. McCloskey worked for Loblaws in Salamanca. He married the former Martha E. Dawson of Salamanca, N.Y., October 17, 1942.

Mr. McCloskey served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific (Hawaii, Leyte Gulf, the Philippines, and Guam), on the USS Louisville. Toward the end of the war, he was based in San Francisco (Vallejo, CA) where his wife, Martha, joined him in April, 1945. He often remarked on the good times they had together there, whether walking through Fisherman’s Wharf or having dinner at the Top of the Mark.

After his honorable discharge from the US Navy in September 1945, Mr. McCloskey began working for the New York Telephone Company in Salamanca, NY. He relocated several times with the phone company to Wellsville, N.Y., Olean. N.Y. and Arcade, N.Y as Wire Chief in Arcade. After 37 years with the New York Telephone Company, he retired as Central Office Foreman (responsible for numerous offices in Western New York) on April 1, 1982; his wife Martha’s birthday. He said it was her birthday gift that year.

After his wife, Martha died in 1991; he married the former Ann Starkweather (Cloud, McDevitt) in August, 1992 and returned to Bradford, P.A.

Mr. McCloskey was active all his life. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting both deer and turkey and he learned to play golf shortly before retirement. He said his goal was to play bogey golf, but most times, his scores were better than bogey. He was a member of the Arcade Conservation Society and the Rod and Gun Club. He was awarded many league trap shooting trophies for hi-score, hi-handicap score and Sr. hi-score. He volunteered to stock creeks and streams with fish for the NYS DEC. He was an amateur photographer taking great pride in his photographs and building his own darkroom. He enjoyed traveling, especially a trip to Alaska by car and trailer with his family.

He was generous with his time with his family but he was also generous with his time in the communities he lived in. He was an active member of the Arcade Lions club as well as the Bradford Area Lions Club. He especially enjoyed delivering baskets of food at Thanksgiving and Christmas to those in need. He was an elected member of the Pioneer Central (Arcade Central), school board for 17 years serving as Board President for four. During his service on the board, he helped facilitate a merger of three schools to establish Pioneer Central School; two schools, a high school and a middle school were built in less than seven years and continue to serve the communities today. He was a marching band booster at Pioneer, walking with the band at countless parades, picking up batons, drumsticks, flags, or assisting with a band member who became ill because of the heat; he and his wife, Martha, chaperoned many band trips. He continued his involvement with the Boy Scouts.

After his retirement from the telephone company he became a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, helping other retirees or retiree’s spouses understand their benefits. He also served on the Wyoming County Board of Mental Health. He was a member of the AARL, the national association for Amateur Radio, as well as the Pioneer Radio Operators Society (The PROS), and the McKean County Amateur Radio Club. He was known to make contact with loved ones in various countries after natural disasters; in particular Mexico and South America for exchange students so they could learn their families were safe. He enjoyed making contacts around the world. He taught Morse code and helped many obtain their HAM radio operators license. He would join McKean County Club members when they would go to the Bradford Children’s home to teach them how to operate a HAM radio and how to make contacts with other HAM radio enthusiasts.

Mr. McCloskey was a 72 year member of the Great Valley Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite Valley of Coudersport Consistory he was also a member of the Arcade VFW.

When he returned to Bradford, Mr. McCloskey was one of the founding members and by-laws co-signers of the Bradford Area High School Alumni Association. He was elected Vice President at the first dinner meeting held in June, 2004. He wrote and published the newsletter for many years and was the initial promoter of the BAHS Alumni website.

“I’ve always thought him to be a great man and well loved,” said one of his daughters. “And listening to old and new friends speak of him, confirms this. He was witty and engaging. People opened up to him. I miss him.”

Mr. McCloskey was pre-deceased by his wife, Martha, in 1991, his wife, Ann, in 2013, and his sister Katherine (Kay) Gorton in 2004. 

He is survived by his daughters, Carol A. Foster (Gerald), Cynthia S. McCloskey (Gordimir Magdic), granddaughters, Shannon R. (Foster) Larson (Timothy), and Jamee H. Foster and great grandchildren, Emilee Martha Larson and Colin Timothy Larson as well as several nieces and a nephew. He is also survived by his step-children, Frederick Cloud (Vera) and Janet (McDevitt) Clark (Michael), two step-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church with Alan D. Trotter, Jr. associate pastor; officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Bradford Area Public Library, 67 West Washington St., Bradford, PA 16701 or the Greater Bradford Senior Activity Center, Inc., 60 Campus Dr., Bradford, PA 16701.

Arrangements are under the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online condolences can be expressed at

Austin Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash With Ejection

At 7:25 PM on Friday, Austin Fire & Ambulance with Medic 6 dispatched to Rt. 872 near the Wharton General Store for a 2 vehicle crash with ejection.
7:30 PM--Coudersport with ambulances due to respond to this crash. Reported to be 2 persons ejected and others injured.
Roulette has been dispatched mutual aid to stand by at Coudersport.  
It appears that 2 helicopters have been called for this crash. 

Victims Of Double Fatal Potter County Crash Are Identified

Two women died on scene and two men were hospitalized after a fatal car crash in the village of Wharton in Potter County, Pennsylvania on Friday at 7:20 PM.

A vehicle driven by 30 year old Derrick Gleason of Coudersport was traveling North on Route 872 about a tenth of a mile south of East Fork Road in Wharton Township when it struck a vehicle traveling southbound.

Colleen Ackley, 31, of Coudersport and Jessica McKay, 34 of Port Allegany, passengers in Gleason's vehicle, were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Gleason sustained serious injuries and was flown to Altoona General Hospital.

Steven Wimer, 37, of Lancaster, PA, driver of the southbound vehicle, was flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 6:47 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Wellsville ALS have been dispatched to Rt. 44 South for a medical emergency.

National Anthem Day

Margaret M. Nuzzo, 83, formerly of 19 Harding Ave., Bradford,PA

Margaret M. Nuzzo, 83, formerly of 19 Harding Ave., Bradford,PA passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born January 6, 1932, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late John and Jennie (Vigliotta) Nuzzo. She attended Bradford schools.

Margaret was employed at Gray Drug Store, Airco Speer, Case Cutlry and McCourt Label.

She was a member of St. Bernard Church and a former member of Women of the Moose.

Surviving are 8 nephews, James Zimbardi, Thomas Zimbardi, John "Pick" Zimbardi, David Nuzzo, Joseph Nuzzo, Angelo Nuzzo, Alex Nuzzo and Blake Nuzzo, two nieces, Anne Stephens, Jenny Nuzzo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, Mary Nuzzo, Genevieve Nuzzo and Josephine Zimbardi and 2 brothers James Nuzzo and Angelo Nuzzo, and two nephews Jay Nuzzo and John Nuzzo.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm on Wednesday September 23, 2015 in St. Bernard Church, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be made at

Penn State DuBois Celebrates 80 Years

The last of eight monarch butterflies to be released for the Penn State DuBois 80th Birthday Party is seen floating above faculty, staff and friends of the campus. Left to right are, Ross Kester, Mark Hatch, Carolyn Jacobson, Keely Roen, Charles Snapp, State Representative Matt Gabler, George Heigel, Mark Feemer, and Chancellor Melanie Hatch.
DuBOIS – Under the beating wings of eight monarch butterflies released from the campus monarch nursery, Penn State DuBois officially turned 80 years old on Friday, September 18. The campus community celebrated the milestone with a birthday party and picnic in the campus lawn. The occasion was especially marked by the butterfly release, one monarch for each decade, as they were the first specimens to be released from the on-campus butterfly nursery, which is an effort to help restore endangered world populations of the monarch.

State Representative Matt Gabler joined other guests including alumni, donors, students, faculty and staff. Gabler delivered a congratulatory letter to Chancellor Melanie Hatch and shared remarks with the crowd.

"This institution has been a driving force for our communities; this campus has been such an important part of our region," Gabler said. "It is my honor to congratulate Penn State DuBois on proudly providing eight decades of quality education to our communities."

Those eight decades began on September 18, 1935, when the DuBois Undergraduate Center of the Pennsylvania State College first opened its doors in the old Hubert Street School in DuBois. Hatch shared more of the campus' history with guests, thanking friends of the campus for providing support that has allowed Penn State DuBois to thrive through the decades. Hatch said, "A great deal has changed since the campus first opened its doors, but one thing that has remained the same is the fact that this institution continues to serve our communities thanks to our alumni, donors, students, faculty and staff, who have made a commitment to the success of Penn State DuBois. And each of you make that commitment because you believe in the need for quality education in your community."

The family of John E. DuBois donated the DuBois Mansion and grounds to Penn State in 1937, at which time the DUC, as the center came to be known, moved into the old mansion. The campus remains on the DuBois grounds today.

But as the 1940's dawned, Hatch Explained, growing turmoil in Europe and the Pacific eventually drew a majority of America's young men to serve in World War II. It was a different world then, and most college students were young men. This left the old mansion halls virtually empty of students, as most of them laid down their books, and picked up their rifles to head off to war. The DuBois Center was closed in 1944.

Once again, however, the community stepped in to keep the institution alive. Local leaders like Patrick Swift, for whom the campus' Swift Building is named, went on to form the DuBois Educational Foundation to support the center. The DEF remains today the campus' advisory board, and is the namesake of another one of the buildings on campus.

When the veterans of World War II returned, they brought with them the G.I. Bill, and enrollment soared to what was unprecedented levels at the time.

Hatch went on to fill in the more recent history of the campus, explaining that those pioneer alumni from the 1930's and 40's handed down their appreciation for Penn State DuBois, from generation to generation, forming a support network that has helped to keep the campus a center for education in Central Pennsylvania. She said, "A lot really has changed since 1935. 

We have state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, world class faculty, and staff members, and alumni who have gone on to find success in the world's most significant industries. Loyalty and friendship among those who learned here, however, has not changed in the least. An appreciation for the importance of education is still here today, as it has always been. And that's why I'm sure in another 80 years, another chancellor will be here expressing their appreciation."

Today, students at Penn State DuBois can complete one of 16 degrees programs offered in entirety at DuBois; or they can complete the first two years of course work for nearly 160 Penn State degrees that can be earned at other locations throughout the state.

Pitt-Bradford plans open houses for prospective students

BRADFORD, Pa. -- High school students who are considering studying at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford can meet faculty, tour campus and learn about student life, admissions and financial aid at one of four open houses scheduled through the end of January.

Open houses begin at 12:30 p.m. with an opportunity to speak with faculty in areas of interest in the Frame-Westerberg Commons on Campus.

Open houses are scheduled for Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 7 and Jan. 23, 2016. During the Open Houses on Sept. 26 and Oct. 24, Dr. John Crawford, assistant professor of business management, will speak about college academics. On Nov. 7 and Jan. 23, Don Lewicki, director of the Computer Information System and Technology program will speak.

Also, during each open house, prospective students and parents can hear from and ask questions of a panel of current students.

To reserve a spot, call the admissions office at 800-872-1787 or visit

House Action for the Week of September 21, 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

Music Tonight At Chef Grill In Bolivar, NY

Kinzua Knitaway Registration Open.

The Warren County Fiber Artists are holding an event to bring a fun and educational day of fiber related activities to Warren County. The third Kinzua Knit-Away (KKA) will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA on Friday and Saturday, October 9th and 10th, 2015. A weekend of yarn related classes, a shoppers market full of yarn and a meet and greet with knitting author Jane Bigelow are all planned for this two-day event.

Class instructors are well-known local and regional individuals with a desire to share their knowledge about the craft they love. Knit-Away classes range from various techniques such as mitered squares, lace knitting, stranded knitting, hula hoop weaving, learning to knit continental style, thrumming, and an Oops class for learning how to fix errors. Class size is limited in number of participants to allow for one on one instruction, and detailed instruction for the entire group. Two classes will be all day, morning classes range from 3 to 4 hours with 2 hour classes in the afternoon to allow plenty of time for shopping!

In addition to Jane Bigelow, we also feature Linda Voss Plummer, a well-known knitting teacher who has taught at Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet, run knitting retreats in Coudersport and as artsyknits she publishes beautiful original designs on She also has patterns featured on the cascade yarns website and in the Noro magazine. Also featured is Joan DeBolt, a knitting teacher for over 25 years. Joan is a self-taught knitter whose passion is reflected in her love of Elizabeth Zimmerman. 

She has knit alongside Elizabeth and Meg Swanson and has contributed patterns to Cottage Creations. All our teachers share a deep passion with knitting and other fiber arts; these wonderful teachers include Shirani Straker of Cultured Purl in Erie, as well as Brian How and Ellen Cooper, also of Erie. Taryn Barnett, owner of the Yarn Vault in Meadville who loves teaching knitting, Radka Chamberlin and Barb Tracey round out our stellar teachers. For more information on what they are teaching at our Knit-Away follow the links below.

Shopping is the second most important (maybe the 1st?) part of any fiber related event. Knit-Away organizers have lined up a variety of vendors for the ‘market’ which will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday. The marketplace provides shoppers an opportunity to examine new yarn and products, visit a variety of local and regional fiber related vendors in a single location and enjoy a relaxed shopping experience. If you cannot attend the classes, you can come just for the marketplace for a $3.00 admission fee payable at the door.

The First United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh Project Committee will prepare and serve a wonderful soup and sandwich lunch for the event, with a percentage of the lunch proceeds benefiting their outreach programs.

Event registration is $65.00 which includes the meet and greet event Friday evening, October 9, 2015 with knitting author Jane Bigelow. Jane’s newest book; A Knitter’s Gallery of Mitered Squares will be available for purchase and signing. On Saturday, registration includes a morning and an afternoon class or an all-day class, lunch, admission to the marketplace, and all day access to the social gathering area. 

 If you can’t attend a full day session various other options are available; this information is available on our website. Once again the Warren County Visitors Bureau will be handling registration. Registration forms and checks will be sent to them at 22045 US – 6, Warren, PA 16365 c/o Kinzua Knit-Away with checks made payable to the Warren County Visitor’s Bureau with Kinzua Knit-Away on the memo line.

Visit our website for additional registration and class information; , join our Ravelry group for event discussion and other cool information and be sure to check out and ’Like’ our Kinzua Knit-Away Facebook page. If you have any questions please contact Priscilla Breese at 814-688-0293 or via email at

Romie C. Catalano, 88, of 130 Sunrise Acres, Emporium, PA

Romie C. Catalano

Romie C. Catalano, 88, of 130 Sunrise Acres, Emporium, PA passed away on Thursday, September17, 2015 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA, after a brief illness.
Born July 27, 1927 in St. Marys, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony and Ines Catalano.  On July 16, 1950, he married Rita T. Hornung Catalano at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church.
WWII Veteran
Romie enlisted in the US Navy during World War II and was a machine-gunner aboard the USS Killen.  His enlistment ended with his hospitalization after the Killen came under attack on October 26, 1944, during The Battle of Leyte Gulf, which was known as the largest Battle of the Philippine Sea and is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II.
After his time in World War II, Romie worked for Sylvania for many years in Emporium and Cornwall, Ontario.  In 1978 he established R.C. Catalano & Associates in which he specialized in the sale of presses for the powdered metal industry in Pennsylvania.
He was a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church of Emporium.  He also was deeply committed to his work and donations to “Food for the Poor” and “Feed the Children” to end starvation worldwide.
He was an accomplished artist, avid tennis player and sportsman and enjoyed his life in the mountains of Cameron and Elk Counties.  What he enjoyed most was to be surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family.  
Surviving are his wife, Rita T. Catalano, of Emporium, PA and four children, Michael W. Catalano of Emporium, PA, Jeffrey A. Catalano of Clearfield, PA, Susan R. Catalano of Elizabethtown, PA and Nancy Catalano Dill of Emporium, PA; five grandchildren:  Angela D. Catalano Rutz (John) of Emporium, Israel M. Catalano of Lexington Park, MD, Anthony J. Catalano (Mandy) of Emporium, PA, Patrick C. Catalano (Alexandra) of Emporium, PA and Duncan J. Catalano of Emporium, PA; three great-grandchildren Max Catalano, Jenna Frank and Taylor Frank all of Emporium.  He is also survived by two sisters, Julie (Bill) Kinzel of Ann Arbor, MI and Marley Catalano of Angelica, NY.
He was preceded in death by brothers, John, Frank, Octavio, Albert and Joseph Catalano; sisters, Caroline Erlanson and Lena Weichman and one sister at birth, Nunzia Catalano.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Barnett Funeral Home in Emporium from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Emporium, PA, with Rev. James C. Campbell as celebrant. Military Honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion/VFW Memorial Park Fund in Emporium, PA or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Barnett Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements

BBQ Competition Focusing on PA Wilds Beverages

All Fired Up & Kickin Ash BBQ Competition in Emporium Saturday September 26 will focus on the PA Wilds. Competitors from across the state will serve up wings, ribs, brisket, turkey, pork, side dishes and even deserts to visitors. A panel of judges will declare winners in each category while visitors will vote for their favorite!

Water and soda will be available for purchase along with beer and mixed drinks. Alcoholic beverages available will include Straub Amber and local spirits from CJ Spirits Distillery in Kane. Straub is one of Pennsylvania oldest brewers located in St Marys, for more than 100 years. 

Sam Cummings, Jr. and Tom Jones opened their Kane distillery in April 2014. They use locally grown grains and pure Allegheny Mountain spring water to handcraft their Rocksov Vodka, Wilds Gin and Six Rum.

Competitors will set up their fires Friday September 25 and begin selling their food between noon and 1pm in the vacant lot in downtown Emporium. Seating will be available and live music will entertain visitors. 

Winners will take home a handcrafted 3D plaque designed and produced by PA Wilds Juried Artist Steve Burlingame. Other PA Wilds Juried Artist will set up booths outside of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center.

Austin Area PBL Hosting 2nd Annual Haunted Hayride!

The Austin Area PBL Group is hosting there 2nd annual haunted hayride! Happening this year at the Austin Dam on October 23 & 24 from 7:00-10:30pm! Only $4 for students and $6 Adults

It will include Food, Drinks, and Kids games! It's the scariest dam hayride ever!

Cooking for Crowds

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. 

Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups.

This class is being held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $40.00 per organization (1 – 5 people) and $5.00 for each additional person. 

For more information or to register, call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at

Betty C. Frazier, 92, of Wellsboro, PA

 Betty C. Frazier
Betty C. Frazier, 92, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away Friday September 18, 2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born April 17, 1923, the daughter of the late George W. and Helen (Carr) Coolidge. She married John A. Frazier who preceded her in death in July of 2008 after they celebrated 60 years of marriage. 

Betty graduated from the Wellsboro Area High School in 1941. She managed the Wellsboro AAA Office for many years and served as a columnist for the Wellsboro Gazette contributing for the “Reflections” piece. Collections of those works have published in book form by Tioga Publishing Company. 

St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro embraced her lifetime of membership and service, and she was also a member of the Kate Smith Commemorative Society. Betty’s efforts, with those of Joan Hart, were important in the establishment of Wellsboro’s WW II memorial.

Betty is survived by a son: M. Timothy (Diana) Frazier of Wellsboro; a daughter: Michele Frazier of Fulton, NY; four grandsons: Tim (Renee) Frazier of Wellsboro, John (Missy) Frazier of Conshohocken, PA, Christopher Normandeau of New York City, and Matthew Normandeau of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three Great-Grandchildren: Kaylee and Hunter Frazier of Wellsboro, and McLean Frazier of Conshohocken, PA; two sisters: Marian Coolidge and Jane Johnson both of Wellsboro; and two sisters-in-law: Margaret Brion of Carlisle, PA, and Jean Henriksen of DuBois, PA. 

 She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Friends and Family are invited to Betty’s Life Celebration with Rosary September 21 Monday evening from 6-8pm, with the Rosary preceding at 5:30pm at the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA, with a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday September 22, at 9:30am in the St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Burial to follow in the St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Rev. David Bechtel officiating. 

Donations may be made in Betty’s name to: St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, 47 Central Avenue Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Find Treasure on West Creek Rails to Trails

A husband and wife team from Elk County have adopted the West Creek Rails to Trails and so far have placed 23 geocaches along a 3 mile section of the trail. The gps coordinates for the hiding places can be found at under the name WCRT.

Michael Groll credits his wife, Kimberly with coming up with the idea. Between the two of them, they have 7 years traveling the United States and five countries uncovering 2300 caches. Many times in the last year they traveled through Emporium. “Every time we drove past the new Rails to Trails on our way to get caches, she would look over at it and ask why there aren't any caches there. Then late last year, she made the decision that we are going to do this trail,” said Groll. Right now the caches are confined to a three mile section from Moore Hill Road heading east toward Emporium. Plans are in the work for another Geocache team to expand the caches west to Truman. The group hopes to have others place caches throughout the planned 18 mile trail connecting St Marys and Emporium.

Groll says many local geocache hunters have found the caches, but recently the trail is attracting geocache enthusiasts from outside of the region. Geocaching is an activity enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Groll credits the hobby with finding his bride. “ I met my wife through Geocaching and our wedding was even published as a geocaching event. For some, this hobby comes and goes. But for myself, I'm still enjoying every adventure and at this point, I couldn't imagine geocaching not being part of my life.”

Thompson Supports Measure to Defund Planned Parenthood

“This is a matter of the law, even for those who do not share my view that life begins at conception”

Washington, DC – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today voted in favor of legislation that would prevent federal funding from going to Planned Parenthood, in addition to supporting legislation that would protect babies born alive following an attempted abortion.

“Like so many other people across our region and the nation, I was shocked to watch the videos showing Planned Parenthood officials talk about selling the body parts of aborted babies, which is illegal. This is a matter of the law, even for those who do not share my view that life begins at conception.” Thompson said. “There are many alternatives available in support of women’s health and taxpayer dollars should not subsidize organizations that act in such a callous manner,” Thompson added.

Thompson is a co-sponsor of H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015. The second piece of legislation is H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would place severe criminal penalties and a civil right of action in place to enforce the law when babies are born alive following an abortion attempt.

Both bills now move to the Senate for further consideration.

Intro To Bees & Beekeeping Courses

The North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc. is a not for profit organization with our primary focus on teaching people about honey bees and beekeeping. This beekeeping class is the very basic class and if you want to learn more about honey bees this is a great opportunity. The first family member in the class is $35.00 and any additional family members, as long as they do not want their own materials, is an additional $11 each. This covers one beekeeping book, handouts, club membership, three classes and a field trip.

We have only 9 seats left. Please register by October 2nd. (please bring your own lunch)

4-H Mountaintop Adventures Open House

The Mountaintop Marksmen shooting sports club is merging with the McKean 4-H Outdoor Adventurers to form a brand new 4-H club centered around fun and learning through all kinds of exciting outdoor experiences. Youth from age 8-18 who are interested in Outdoor Adventures such as geocaching, photography, hiking, kayaking and exploring the great outdoors are invited to attend the free Open House at the 4-H Center on the McKean County fairgrounds from noon until 2 p.m. 

There will be pizza and prizes as the club demonstrates some of the exciting adventures planned for the upcoming program year, which runs October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. Please RSVP by September 21st to indicate how many are coming (814) 887-5613.

McKean 4-H Clubs are part of Penn State Extension’s youth development programming. Traditional clubs are open to youth aged 8-18. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the McKean County Extension Office in advance of your participation. 

Screened adult volunteers contribute their experience, talent, and time through club participation and leadership. Penn State Extension encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups.

Governor Wolf: Republicans Put Special Interests Above Our Children, Schools & PA's Future

Harrisburg Republicans have made it clear that they put right-wing special interests above our children, our schools, and Pennsylvania's future.

That is absolutely unacceptable.

It's time for Republicans to work on a budget that asks big oil and gas to pay their fair share so we can fund schools for a change.

Thank you,

Tom Wolf for Governor

Music Tonight: "Not Norman" At Chef Grill In Bolivar, NY From 6 to 10 PM

Eldred Ambulance Dispatched To Motor Vehicle Accident

At 11:48 AM on Friday, Eldred Ambulance & Smethport ALS dispatched to Main Street & Elm Street for a motor vehicle accident. 
11:53--Recalled--patient refusal.


FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Stuffed Chicken Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is alerting consumers that frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products produced by Aspen Foods, a division of Koch Poultry Company, a Chicago, Ill. establishment have been confirmed as having the same Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak strain which was part of a July 15, 2015 recall.

Headline Harrisburg By Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, September 18, 2015
The latest news from the State Capitol 

Wolf’s Rejection of Legislature’s Compromise -
On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf officially said “no” to the Legislature’s offer of a $400 million increase in education funding in exchange for pension reform that would be necessary to address our state’s largest budgetary problem – an offer he took no action on for four weeks while the budget impasse has continued to create problems for many vulnerable Pennsylvanians. He also announced his plan to veto a “stopgap” budget the legislature plans to pass in coming weeks that would provide immediate funding relief to local school districts, social service and human service agencies, and other critical programs.

At no time during the governor’s 18-minute news conference did he mention the Personal Income Tax hike and sales tax hike and expansion he requires to pay for the budget he continues to demand. His refusal to consider any options on the table shows he prefers to hold hostage school funding, state grants for college students and money for providers of critical social services, such as domestic violence and rape crisis centers, rather than providing immediate relief.

On June 1, the legislature gave Gov. Wolf a vote on his proposed tax increases. That proposal was unanimously defeated by a vote of 0-193. No House member from Wolf’s own political party has introduced legislation necessary for us to even consider such a plan. I am committed to continuing to offer proposals and support real solutions for Pennsylvania that offer us a way to end this impasse in a way that provides support for critical government services while respecting the needs of Pennsylvania’s hard-working taxpayers.

Support Veteran Farmers -
As a way to support the efforts of veterans who help feed the world, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently launched a partnership with the Homegrown By Heroes (HBH) initiative, the official farmer veteran branding program of America. It will be part of the PA Preferred program, which helps consumers identify Pennsylvania-grown and produced foods.

The HBH label with the PA Preferred program provides consumers with a tangible way to support veterans. The program is available to farmers, ranchers, fishermen and value-added producers of all branches and eras of military service.

To learn more about criteria for participation, click here.

Reaching Out to You -
 If you have state government questions, feel free to stop by one of my three district offices locations:

 • DuBois Area Plaza, Suite 10, 1221 East DuBois Ave., DuBois.
 • 53 South St. Marys St., Suite 2, St. Marys.
 • 315 East Market St., Suite 100, Clearfield.

My staff will be happy to help you with any concerns you have, as well as point out the many legislative services that are available to you.

Jay Township Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak

At 11:11 AM on Friday, Jay Township Fire Department is on scene of a natural gas leak at 416 River Road in Jay Township. A gas line was struck.

At 12:26 PM--More help needed to evacuate area due to ruptured natural gas line.

Bowling For Special Olympics Starts On September 20th

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, September 18, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

House Plans Vote on Stop-Gap Budget to Fund Critical Services

With schools and human services agencies struggling due to the lack of state funding caused by Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto and the subsequent stalemate, the House is planning to take up a stop-gap budget bill next week to get much-needed funding to these agencies and organizations.

The stop-gap proposal, Senate Bill 1000, is based on the budget presented to the governor on June 30 and includes no new or increased taxes. It would provide funding for schools and state operations through Oct. 31.

It is disappointing that the governor has already said he will veto this bill “to keep the pressure on,” but I am holding out hope he will change his mind when the measure actually gets to his desk.

The governor’s budget proposal involves nearly $5 billion in new taxes this year and more than $12 billion over the next two years. It’s important to remember those tax dollars come from the pockets of hard-working Pennsylvanians…not out of thin air.

Many people who talk to me about the budget tell me they cannot afford the 20 percent income tax hike or the 40 percent sales tax hike (10 percent higher rate applied to hundreds of products and services) the governor proposed back in March and is still seeking today.

The bottom line is this: The governor wants lots of taxes and higher spending; Republicans want to spend the money we have wisely and let taxpayers keep the rest. We couldn’t be any further apart. A stop-gap budget is the only responsible way to ensure our schools and human service agencies can continue their missions while we try to find common ground on a final budget.

Tell Gov. Wolf to sign the stop-gap budget by calling him at (717) 787-2500 or emailing him through his website at

Veterans Memorial Dedication in Crosby Saturday

Tomorrow (Saturday), I have the honor of taking part in a veterans memorial dedication at the baseball field in Crosby.

The memorial was made possible through a joint effort by the Crosby American Legion Post 976, Norwich Township Board of Supervisors, Sons of the American Legion and McKean County Disabled Veterans, as well as the many other individuals and organizations who donated in support of the project.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m., and I encourage veterans and others to join us in paying tribute to the men and women from Norwich Township who so honorably served our country.

Hunter-Trapper Education Courses Still Available

If you’re planning to purchase your first hunting license this year, time is running out to attend the Game Commission’s mandatory Hunter-Trapper Education Course. There are a few sessions coming up nearby, including this Saturday at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources office in Emporium, next Friday in Lewis Run and the following week in Port Allegany. For details about the course offerings, or to learn more about how to register for the new online course, click here.

Veterans Assistance Available at Coudersport Office

A veterans field service officer with the American Legion will be available at my office in Coudersport on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. He will assist veterans with services such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits.

Appointments are required and may be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to use the service.