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Saturday, November 7, 2015

I-80 EB Closed at Milton in Northumberland County

I-80 EB Closed at Milton in Northumberland County

Montoursville – Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised that the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 are closed at Mile 213 in Northumberland County due to a vehicle fire.
A detour is in place using Exit 212A (Milton) to Route 147 south to Route 254 (Broadway Street) in Milton to I-80 eastbound at Exit 215.

Volunteers That Care Bingo Sunday At Coudersport Fire Hall

Thank you......

There are no words that my family can say that justify the way we feel, on how everyone has come together for us after the loss of our daughter. Our friends that held the benefit for us are truly amazing and we are so blessed to have you all. And to everyone who shared in the event today, please know that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Cody, Lacee and Ryker, the Hess family and the Shields family.

Shinglehouse Dispatched For Possible Water Rescue

At 6:14 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 2014 Dug Road for a possible water rescue. Resident reports persons by Oswayo Creek calling for help. It is near the Post Hollow Road intersection.
On scene report one patient in the water.


Cloverdale Foods Company Recalls Beef and Pork Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Cloverdale Foods Company, a Mandan, ND, establishment, is recalling approximately 5,208 pounds of beef and pork jalapeƱo cheddar bratwurst product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Boulder Natural Meats Recalls Beef, Pork, and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Boulder Natural Meats, a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 3,607 pounds of beef, pork, and poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Westfield Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-11-02 00:00:00 to TRAVIS PEAK RESOURCES LLC for site ABPLANALP 2H in Westfield Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Westfield Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-11-02 00:00:00 to TRAVIS PEAK RESOURCES LLC for site ABPLANALP 1H in Westfield Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-11-02 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site CONNOLLY A 2H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Shinglehouse Dispatched For Fuel Leak

At 2:49 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 44 north for a truck leaking fuel.


WELLSBORO—This Saturday, Nov. 14, from 12-4 p.m., there will be lunch for $5, live entertainment, a silent auction, raffles and door prizes at the 2016 Tioga County Relay For Life Kickoff.

The event will be at the Wellsboro Firemen's Annex at 21 East Avenue in Wellsboro. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.

Lunch will include salad, soup, crackers, a dessert and beverage – all for $5. Children five and under eat free. Soups are being made and provided by local restaurants.

Among the entertainers will be cast members from Hamilton-Gibson's "Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular" singing selections from the show.

At the kickoff, learn more about the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Those who would like to be involved in this year's relay can register a team at the kickoff or can register as a survivor or a caregiver or join as a committee member.

For more information about the kickoff, call Ron Butler at 570-723-1038.


WELLSBORO—This Friday, Nov. 13, the Zydeco Trail Riders will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

Founder, Greg Grodem named the band in honor of Zydeco, the type of music he and the others enjoy playing. Listen to it on YouTube. The band also plays and sings Creole and Cajun selections.

The five bandsmen are: Grodem who sings and plays the accordion; Jim Reidy on guitar; Ted Oberhaus on bass, Stuart Krasnoff on drums and Sally Freund on rubboard, a variation of a washboard. Freund teaches Zydeco dancing and sometimes gives a short dance lesson during a performance.

Audience members will be seated at tables and are welcome to bring their own favorite snacks and beverages. Also available will be freshly popped popcorn and bottled water.

Admission is $10 with children 12 and under admitted free with a paying adult. For reservations or more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

Glenn Drake II Says Thank You For Votes & Support In Election

Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 6 Were To Nichol St. Dispatched For A Medical Emergency

At 11:47 AM on Saturday Shinglehouse ambulance and Medic 6 were dispatch to Nichol St. for a medical emergency.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-11-05 to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-11-05 to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-11-05 to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-11-05 to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-11-05 to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-11-05 to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Friendship Dispatched To Crash On I-86 Westbound

At 11:00 AM on Saturday, Friendship Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on I-86 Westbound near the Maple Grove overpass. It is reported as a car versus animal with airbag deployment and minor injuries.

Erie Reeling From Announcement Of GE Job Cuts

Galeton Borough Police Investigating After Driver Found Deceased In Galeton

The Galeton Borough Police was called on 11-3-2015, to 16 Bridge Street for a medical and the driver was found deceased, the incident is under investigation.

2015 Portville Arts, Crafts & Antique Show This Saturday & Sunday At The School

Beagle Brothers Country Band To Appear At First Presbyterian Church November 7th To Benefit Port Allegany Ambulance Service

Annual Holiday Open House Saturday, Nov. 7th At Heart's Desire In Galeton, PA

CNA's & PRN's Needed In Bradford, Coudersport, Eldred, Kane, Port Allegany, Roulette, Smethport, St. Marys & Wellsboro

Large Multi-Estate Auction Saturday, November 14th At Daniel A. Carter, Inc. In Allegany, NY

Helpmates, Inc. Is Hiring In The Warren County, Pennsylvania Area

Pauline Kleintop Says Thanks Potter County Voters

House Near Coudersport, PA, For Sale To Settle Estate

Annual Ham & Turkey Party At Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Dept. Saturday, November 7th

Christmas Auction At Austin Volunteer Fire Department November 29th

Huge Public Auction Sunday, November 15 At Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House In Bradford, PA

Austin-Costello Sportsmen Hosting A Turkey Shoot Saturday At Clubhouse

Troopers Find Suspected Marijuana In Traffic Stop On Rich Valley Road

DUI, Resisting Arrest Charges Pending For Coudersport Man

Emporium Man Arrested For DUI after Crash

Kane Teenager Facing DUI and Underage Drinking Charges

DUI Charges Pending For Known Male

October Statistics For Pennsylvania State Police at Emporium Station

Friday, November 6, 2015

Elk County 911---We Can't Find You If You Don't Know Where You Are! Be Prepared!!

$1 M Federal Grant For Education In PA State Prisons

Otto Township Responded To Rollover Crash Friday Morning

Kane Dispatched For Unknown Type Fire

At 8:40 PM on Friday, Kane Fire Department has been dispatched to unknown type fire on North West Road, just off of Route 6.

Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched To Structure Fire On Harlan Ames Road

At 8:33 PM on Friday, Bolivar and Richburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to 2643 Harlan Ames Road for a working structure fire.
Tankers were requested from Friendship and Clarksville. 
At 9:08 PM--Fire investigators requested to scene. 
Call #54 11/6/15
Mutual aid structure fire
CVFC crews were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at approx 20:30. Initial request was for a tanker but the mini pumper was quickly added to the box to secure a water supply to fill tankers due to the remote and limited access in the area. CVFC 50 responded along with T7 (OIC Chief 502 Truax) and M4 (OIC FF Collins). Upon arrival, Richburg command special called an engine to the scene. E2 (OIC Chief 501 Hayward) responded. Once on scene, Chief Sharp, 501 Hayward and Capt Sharp donned SCBA and went to work, performing ventilation using PPV and then checking for extension and overhaul. All crews worked very well together and units were BIS by 23:00.

Sinnemahoning Man Jailed After Punching and Choking Woman

A Sinnemahoning man was jailed in lieu of $10,000. cash bail on charges of Simple Assault and False Imprisonment after allegedly punching, choking a Fort Pierce, Florida woman and locking her in his residence for 4 to 5 hours.

Michael Todd Beckner, 53, of 28 Riverview Path, Sinnemahoning, PA, was arrested by State Police and arriagned before District Judge Mark Jacob on charges of Simple Assault, Harassment, Unlawful Restraint, and False Imprisonment. Jacob ordered  Beckner to the McKean County Jail pending a preliminary hearing.

Emporium State Police investigated a domestic dispute between Beckner and a known 55 year old female from Ft. Pierce, Florida. They said Beckner punched the victim in the face, leaving injury to the victim's face. He also choked her and pinned her down on a bed in the residence. He also locked her in his residence for about 4 or 5 hours, preventing her from leaving. The eventy took place between 9:00 PM on November 4th and 7:01 PM on November 5, 2015.

Wiscoy-Rossburg, Fillmore Dispatched For Car / Deer Crash

At 6:33 PM on Friday, Wiscoy-Rossburg and Fillmore have been dispatched to a car-deer crash on County Road 19 A near the Wiscoy-Rossburg Fire Hall. One person is reported injured.

House Action for the Week of November 9, 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


The Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas needs your help.

It’s just before dark and you see an elusive mammal. If you are lucky, you snap a good picture before it takes off. You wonder if others have seen it too. Is it common to find this animal in your county?

Now you can find out.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and its partners at the Pennsylvania Biological Survey have created a website for just that. When visiting you can browse maps, statistics, photographs, and descriptions of each wild mammal species in Pennsylvania. You also can search through photographs submitted by other outdoor enthusiasts.

Consider registering as a volunteer and sharing your own photographs while you are at it. In doing so, you will greatly help biologists working on the Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas.

What is the Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas?

The Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas is a project designed to map the current locations of the 64 wild mammal species found in Pennsylvania.

Atlas projects aren’t a new idea, but this is the first such project for mammals in Pennsylvania.

“The result of this project will be an approximately 10-year snapshot of Pennsylvania wild mammal distributions” said Lindsey Heffernan, a wildlife biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. “While professional biologists will be traveling around the state conducting in-depth surveys, we simply can’t cover enough ground. Citizen scientists will be crucial in helping us to search the entire Commonwealth.”

Why is the Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas Important?

In completing the Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas project, citizens and researchers will gather much-needed information on rare and elusive mammal species. Species distribution maps will be updated, and researchers will have a greater foundation for future projects and a better understanding of where to focus conservation efforts.

“This project is also important long-term, as the world we live in is constantly changing,” Heffernan said. “Climate change, human activities, and population growth are among the list of things that could, and likely will, have some effect on wild animals.

“By creating a repeatable atlas, biologists will have the data they need to analyze those changes in mammal distributions past, present, and future,” Heffernan said.


"Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular" cast members are: (standing, from left) Shereen LaPoint (Angela), Kerry Miller (Sue Ellen), Liz Costanzo (Darlene) and Charla Kibbler (Charilee). At the piano is Cheri Ayers, the show's musical director and piano accompanist.

WELLSBORO—The comic escapades of three good old country gals continue in Hamilton-Gibson’s “The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular.” Performances will be in the Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue in Wellsboro at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19, 20 and 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Indigo Wireless is the sponsor.

In this sequel, Shereen LaPoint (Angela), Kerry Miller (Sue Ellen) and Liz Costanzo (Darlene) reprise their roles as the three wild women from Hamilton-Gibson’s 2009 production of “The Honky Tonk Angels.”

The 2009 show explored the lives of Sue Ellen, Darlene and Angela who all came from different backgrounds and for different reasons made the big decision to pursue their dream of performing as singers in Nashville.

This musical comedy revue reunites the singers at the Hillbilly Heaven Club” in Nashville for a Christmas show like none other. There are many surprising twists and turns including the introduction of Charilee, a gospel soul sister who also happens to be a psychic manicurist. Charla Kibbler is playing the role of Charilee in H-G’s production.

“This show is guaranteed to get you into the spirit of the season,” said Director Thomas Putnam.“'The Honky Tonk Angel Holiday Spectacular' is full of musical medleys, classic Christmas songs and rock and country tunes with a holiday twist. James Brown, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Freddy Fender and the Beach Boys are just some of the artists represented in this lively, toe-tapping musical.

Musical director and piano accompanist is Cheri Ayers of Canton. She retired as a music teacher at Troy High School and as the director of the Cobblestones, Troy High School’s show choir with over 30 years of service. Also performing will be Mike Watkins on electric guitar and Micah Neiss on drums.

Admission on Thursday and Friday is $18 for adults and $7 for students and children; on Saturday, $12 for adults and free for students and children; and on Sunday, Pay What You Can.

It is recommended that tickets be reserved in advance. For more information, call Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email


BRADFORD, Pa. – One local a cappella group can win the chance to perform during intermission when Vocalosity performs at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford next year.

The all-live concert event from the artistic producer of “Pitch Perfect” and “The Sing-Off” will take place in the Bromeley Family Theater at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2016.

To enter, groups should record themselves singing a 1-to-2-minute musical arrangement of any contemporary song and upload it to YouTube, then email the link to

Three finalists will be chosen, and their videos will be judged by the creative team of Vocalosity.

The performance will be limited to five minutes, and performance song selection must be approved by Vocalosity in advance.

The winner will be announced on Dec. 18. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 4.

For more information on the contest, contact Pitt-Bradford arts coordinator Patty Colosimo at 814-362-5155 or

Tickets for the Vocalosity show are $16 and $20 for the public and $5 for all students. They can be purchased at the Bromeley Box Office in person or by calling 814-362-5113.

Jared McMicken Appointed PennDOT Bradford County Highway Maintenance Manager

Montoursville – Jared A. McMicken has been appointed to the position of Highway Maintenance Manager for PennDOT District 3-0’s Bradford County Maintenance Organization.

Mr. McMicken began his career with PennDOT in 1999 as a Transportation Technician. Since then, he has held various positions within the department. He has served as Assistant Highway Maintenance Manager for Bradford County since 2010. He was appointed to the position of Acting Highway Maintenance Manager this year following the retirement of former manager Warren Knapp.

He earned an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Surveying from Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“Jared McMicken is an outstanding manager with a range of experience within PennDOT,” said District Executive Sandra Tosca. “He has consistently provided excellent leadership and demonstrated strong dedication to the department. I look forward to working with him in his new role as Bradford County Manager.”

THIS SATURDAY!!!!!! "Camp Forgotten! "

Camp Forgotten! This movie will be shown Saturday November 14, 2015 from 1-3 PM at the Chamber of Commerce at 34 East 4th street, sponsored by the Cameron County Historical Society

In 1933, during the worst depression the US had ever seen, President Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps . Over a ten year period, this work relief program employed over three million young men between the ages of 17 to 25. They were placed in camps located in America's wilderness and put to work restoring damaged natural resources. The camps were run by the army, while the work projects were supervised by the Department of Agriculture and interior. 

These men fought forest fire, repaired damaged river banks, built parks, planted forests engaging in thousands of conservation projects a legacy we still enjoy today.

Although this film is based in Michigan it mirrors what took place here in Cameron County in our (6) camps that spanned the entire county. Much of our forest that we see today was replanted by them, Sizerville State Park, Three Runs Tower Rd., Jerry Run Rd & Trail, Pepper Hill Foot Trail and constructed telephone lines from Emporium to Sinnemahoning and so much more.

The movie will take about an hour leaving the balance of our time for those who might have local CCC memorabilia they would like to share with the group or possibly descendants of CCCer's who want to share their our personal stories.

We'd love to see ya. Grab a grandparent, another family member or a friend and learn the history behind the CCCers at the Chamber of Commerce in Emporium, Saturday November 14, 2015 1-3 PM.

Harriette L. Hultberg, 85, formerly of 40 Wildwood Ave., Bradford, PA

Harriette L. Hultberg
Harriette L. Hultberg

Harriette L. Hultberg, 85, a loving mother and grandmother, formerly of 40 Wildwood Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Bradford Manor, surrounded by her family.

Born November 22, 1929, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late George and Marjorie (Peterson) Hanson. She was a graduate of Bradford High School.

On September 5, 1953 in the Asbury United Methodist Church, she married, Carl A. Hultberg, who died May 29, 2012.

Mrs. Hultberg had been employed as a cook at Floyd C. Fretz Jr. High School for over thirty years. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church.

Surviving are four children, two daughters, Karen Hultberg and Linda (the late James) Lamb, both of Huntington Station, NY, two sons Kenneth C. (Ann) Hultberg, of Bradford and Donald G. (Mary) Hultberg, of North Huntingdon, four grandchildren, Gregg (Brittany) Hultberg, Tess (Andrew) Hill, Matthew Hultberg and Kaylin Lamb, two great grandchildren Elias Hultberg, Zoey Hultberg three brothers, William Hanson, of Bradford, Richard Hanson, of Mentor, OH and Jack Hanson, of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister Lois Finzel.

Family will be receiving friends Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 372 East Main St. at 11:00am a memorial service will be held with Rev. Tom Pierotti, Pastor of the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

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

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Harriette Hultberg/Ryans Rainbow Lodge in care of Care for Children, P.O. Box 616, Bradford, PA 16701 or or charity of the donor's choice .

On line condolences may be made at

The Roulette Township office will be closed Wednesday, November 11

The Roulette Township office will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Dorothy June Johnson Herzog

Dorothy June Johnson Herzog
Smethport-Dorothy June Johnson Herzog departed to her heavenly home on November 3 rd in Dunnellon, FL. She had been a long time resident of the Smethport, PA area for well over eighty years.

She was born July 7, 1925 in Mt. Jewett, PA to Carl E. & Olga E. Johnson. She was the second eldest child in a family of six children. Dorothy and her husband Fred were married in Coudersport, PA on October 28, 1943 and celebrated fifty-two years of marriage together.

Affectionately known as “Dot” to family and friends she was proud of her Lutheran upbringing and the years of serving on the Guild at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Smethport. After raising her children she went back to school, got her GED, and went on to obtain exceptionally high scores on her state board exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Dot was known for her compassion and kindnesses shown to her patients while working at the Bradford Hospital for over twenty years. She often volunteered for the Blood Bank calling and encouraging donors to donate.

“As kids we knew a fun loving Mom who was always the first one ready for a game of baseball, badminton or croquet. She taught herself to sew so she could teach our 4H Club members. She, along with our Dad, were leaders of the Potato Creek Community 4H Club and made a huge impact in the lives of so many young folks interested in wildlife, raising farm animals, outdoor cooking, and everyone enjoyed our many outings that she organized. She was also the most devoted daughter-in-law moving to Grandma and Grandpa’s house on several occasions when they needed her help, after Grandma died Mom carried supper to Grandpa’s house, for years, so he didn’t have to eat alone. As she got older, she loved shopping for Christmas presents for all the great grandchildren, other favorite pastimes were organizing and visiting yard sales, going for rides on the bicycle and picking blackberries.”

Survivors include her daughters, Sherry (Terry) Roberts of Dunnellon, FL, and Judy (Clip) Gregory of Smethport, PA and son Fred G (Stephanie) Herzog of Smethport, PA. Seven grandchildren, Patrick, (Christine) Gregory of MA, Robin (David) Newman of OH, Kirk (Holli) Gregory of Smethport, PA, Kari (Max) Dollar of SC, Jason (Melissa) Herzog of Smethport, PA, Kelly Herzog of Smethport, PA, and Sarah (Kevin) Cairns of FL.

Eleven great grandchildren Lance Herzog, Erin Herzog, Darion Gregory, Paige Dollar, Jenna Gregory, Brock Newman, Bradley Dollar, Emma Reynolds, Madeline Gregory, Piper Newman, and Timothy Gregory.

Dorothy is also survived by three sisters, Shirley Rossi and Gladys Reinard, both of Smethport, PA, and Bonnie Walter of MI and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl E & Olga Johnson, her husband Fred L Herzog and two brothers, Wayne Johnson and Kenneth Johnson.

Visitations took place on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Roberts Funeral Home in Ocala.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Dorothy. Visitation will take place in Smethport at the Hartle- Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. on Monday, November 9 from 6-8 PM.

The funeral service will be at the Smethport Free Christian Evangelical Church in Smethport, PA on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11 AM, with the Rev. Thomas Beam, pastor of the Hope Lutheran Church of Smethport. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-

District IX Volleyball Playoffs

After dropping the first set to Otto-Eldred, fourth-seeded Coudersport
rallied to take the next three sets to knock off fifth-seeded Otto-Eldred
3-1 (16-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-15). Coudersport moves on to play in the
District IX tournament on Saturday at St. Marys High School at 11 AM.

Brandie Lynne Kent, 26, of Warren, PA

Brandie Lynne Kent

Brandie Lynne Kent, 26, of Warren, PA, died surrounded by her family, Thursday evening, November 5, 2015 at her residence after an extended illness. 

She was born July 21, 1989 in Warren, PA, and was a lifelong Warren area resident. 

 Brandie was a 2009 graduate of Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School and attended DeVry University in Photography. She loved taking nature pictures and pictures of her children. 

She is survived by her mother, Michelle Morrison Cummings and her husband, Lyle, her father, Kevin Kent and his wife, Michele Depto Kent, 2 children – Robert age 5 and Elizzabeth Cantrell age 3 both at home, 8 siblings – Joshua & Valerie Kiser Kent, Logan Kent, Caitlyn Cummings, Mandy Jurkowski, Desiree Hirschman, Christopher, Cory and Angeleigh Jordan, Brian Wightman.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M., followed by a funeral and committal service by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Weiler Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to help family to defray cost of funeral expenses. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting


The Zydeco Trail Riders will sing and play Louisiana-style music during the second concert in the Deane Center's Gallery Music Series.
WELLSBORO—The Zydeco Trail Riders, a five-member band, will sing and play Zydeco, Creole and Cajun music Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue in Wellsboro. This is the second concert in the Deane Center’s Gallery Music Series.

"The Gallery is an ideal venue to enjoy live music," said Kevin Connelly, Deane Center executive director. "Every musician who has performed there has told us that it is one of their favorite venues. It has a wonderful ambiance, outstanding sound quality and allows the audience to interact with the band. Everyone is seated at tables so they can relax, bring their own favorite snacks and beverages and enjoy the music." Also available are freshly popped popcorn and bottled water.

Greg Grodem started the Zydeco Trail Riders in 2004. He sings and plays three different accordions, two are single-row button accordions and one is a three-row button accordion. Other band members include Jim Reidy on guitar, Ted Oberhaus on bass, Stuart Krasnoff on drums and Sally Freund on rubboard. A variation of a washboard, the rubboard was designed specifically to be used to play Zydeco music. It is made of crimped tin and hangs around the musician’s neck.

Zydeco is a type of folk music that originated in Southwest Louisiana in the late 1800s. This popular blues and dance music is accordion based. “Zydeco became more popular in the late 1980s,” said Grodem. “It’s simple music with a strong rhythm. There are people who think they have not heard it but they have – on TV shows and advertisements, movies and even during the Super Bowl, Summer Olympics and Clinton’s two presidential inaugurations.

“I have been going to Southwest Louisiana since the mid-1990s,” Grodem added. “That’s where I learned how to play the accordion Zydeco style. Back home in New York State, I had put together one group and we played Zydeco sporadically. Then, in 2004, I got more serious about it and formed the Zydeco Trail Riders. Since then, we have performed primarily in the Finger Lakes region of New York State at festivals and nightclubs, wineries and eateries."

The members of the band have known each other for 15 years or more. “When someone quits the band, I ask someone else to join. Ted and I have been in the Zydeco Trail Riders the longest. Stu is our newest member.”

When Grodem needed a guitar player, he asked Reidy to join. He and Reidy are both members of the Cayuga Blue Notes, a trio based near Ithaca, N.Y. This past August, the Blue Notes performed Delta and early Chicago blues from the 1920s to the 1950s at the Warehouse Theatre in Wellsboro.

“I’ve known Sally for years and had performed with her before,” Grodem continued. “She has played this type of music as long as I’ve known her. Sally also teaches Zydeco dancing and sometimes gives a short dance lesson during our shows. The steps are easy to learn.”

Admission is $10 with children 12 and under admitted free with a paying adult. FMI: Call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

Ludlow Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Wetmore Road

At 4:16 PM on Friday, Ludlow Fire Department and Kane Ambulance have been dispatched to the 600 block of Wetmore Road in Hamilton Township for a one vehicle accident. One patient is self-extricated with facial injuries.

Mary V. Rimel, 90, of Coudersport, PA

Mary V. Rimel

Mary V. Rimel, 90, of Coudersport, PA, passed away on Oct. 30th, 2015 at the Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. 

She is now with her husband, Charles J. Rimel who preceded her in death on October 23, 1987.

Mary was born to her parents, Elder and Susan (Mansfield) Crytzer, Sr. in Ford City, PA on August 10th, 1925. She graduated high school from Garrett’s Run School and married Charles on March 16th, 1948 in Bowling Green, OH. 

Mary has worked for the Coudersport Golf Course and the Buckboard Restaurant as a cook and enjoyed her life being a homemaker and housewife. 

Mary is survived by her son, Charles “Chuck” W. Rimel of Wellsboro, PA and two step-children: James W. Rimel of Coudersport and Linda Broda of Vandergrift, PA. Mary also has five grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. 

Keeping with Mary’s wishes, the family will hold a private service at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home “A Life Celebration Home” 210 N. East St. Coudersport, PA, 16915 at their convenience with Pastor Joe Gerhart officiating. 

The family would like donations to be made in Mary’s honor to the charity of the donor’s choice.

DEP Has A Plan To Extinguish Carbon County Mine Fire

Residents in a community in Carbon County now know how the state plans to tackle a mine fire that's been burning for years.
Posted by WNEP-TV on Friday, November 6, 2015

GE Transportation To Lay Off 1500 Workers In Erie

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched For Fall Victim

At 2:19 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Jacobs Hill Road for a female victim of a fall.

Arthur E. LANDVATER, Sr., 77, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Halifax, PA

Arthur E. LANDVATER, Sr.

Arthur E. LANDVATER, Sr., 77, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Halifax, PA, died Thursday, November 5, 2015 in Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY. 

Born November 8, 1937, in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of Arthur J. and Kathryn Stopfel Landvater. On October 15, 1956, in Halifax, he married the former Carole Y. Miller, who survives. 

 He was employed in maintenance by Ralston-Purina in Mechanicsburg, PA and Michael Foods, Inc. in Klingerstown, PA. 

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. 

Surviving besides his wife, Carole, are: three sons, Arthur E. Landvater, Jr. of Halifax, PA, Randy Landvater of Westfield, and Jeffery (Jerri) Landvater of Snow Camp, NC; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Shirley Garrison of Carlisle, PA; nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by a brother, Gary Landvater. T

he family will hold a private gathering at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

 Online condolences may be expressed at

Leadership class collecting for food banks

The Potter County Leadership Class of 2015-2016 is collecting food for the local food banks. 

Drop-off locations include the Potter Leader-Enterprise, Cole Memorial Hospital (main lobby, Patient Financial Services and outside Looking Glass Gift Shop), Dickinson’s Outpatient Office, the Genesee Area Library and Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office.

Donations will be collected through Nov. 19. Potter County’s food banks are in need of meals in a can (stew, chili, soup), tuna and canned meat, peanut butter, canned foods, canned fruit, canned vegetables, beans, boxed dinners, baking essentials and condiments.

Program For Local Leaders On Pipeline Construction Set For November 13th In Titusville

Lafayette Dispatched For Electric Lines Down On Road

At 1:01 PM on Friday, Lafayette Fire Department has been dispatched to Camp Run Road for a report of electric lines down across the roadway.

Pirates abounded at the “Under the Sea” gala held by the Oswayo Valley Senior Center

Pirates abounded at the “Under the Sea” gala held by the Oswayo Valley Senior Center at the Shinglehouse Fire Department on October 7, 2015. One-hundred and forty-five seniors participated in the all-day event from Galeton, Coudersport and the Ulysses Centers. 

Activities included information and make and takes from the Oswayo State Fish Hatchery, Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, Teacher’s Pet Rescue, Sweden Valley Manor, the Apprise program, Volunteers That Care and Potter County Animal Assistance Project. Erika Dominick, Education and Outreach Specialist from the Office of Attorney General, spoke on “Scams Targeted at the Elderly.” She shared with the audience that if you don’t know the person on the phone or the solicitor at your door ask for I.D. and information about what they want before letting them into your home. 

 No one is obligated to purchase any products at any time. If a charitable organization is calling, ask for an ID Source and what actually is the money to be used for and will it happen at your local level. Never give bank or credit card information over the phone, to callers you do not know. Always call your personal bank yourself. Verify who is calling, as sometimes they say a friend or family member is in need of cash assistance. Ask for personal data and have them talk with another family member. 

There are many scams for winning a prize, where you need to advance a fee. These are not true offers, especially if the words, “you could be a winner,” are used. The State Do Not Call List is 1-888-777-3406.

Written by Monica Thomas


11/05/2015 04:53 PM EST
Peru Food Imports Inc. of Fairview, NJ is recalling Peru Food Mote Corn-Maiz Mote, Lot #38-16 because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
11/05/2015 08:38 PM EST
Kozy Shack Enterprises LLC is recalling one lot of Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Pudding in a Salted Caramel cardboard sleeve because it may contain Vanilla Bean Pudding cups, which contain egg. The Salted Caramel cardboard sleeve does not include egg in the ingredient statement.
Athens Foods, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Athens Foods, Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 168 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
11/06/2015 02:46 PM EST
World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling Italian Pine Nuts 2oz and 3oz, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever,diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
11/06/2015 02:50 PM EST
Brett Anthony Foods of Elk Grove Village Illinois is recalling two 16oz containers of Tofu Curry Cous Cous Box because it may contain undeclared peanut, egg, sulfite. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut, egg, sulfite run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Recalls Boneless Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection
Maple Leaf Food Inc., a Manitoba, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 4,030 pounds of boneless pork shoulders products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

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Honoring and Thanking Our Veterans

With Veterans Day coming up on Wednesday, Nov. 11, I want to share some information of interest to veterans and current service members. Pennsylvania has a number of programs to support our veterans through the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and as lawmakers we frequently consider legislation aimed at continuing that support.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedicated service to our country. As a community and a Commonwealth, we are forever grateful for the sacrifices you made for us.

Persian Gulf Veterans Bonus Renewed

A program that compensates veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm was recently extended with the passage of Act 50 of 2015.

Veterans now have until 2018 to apply for the program, which provides a one-time bonus payment of $75 per month of qualifying, active duty service, up to a $525 maximum. It is open to veterans of the armed forces, the reserves or the Pennsylvania National Guard who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations between Aug. 2, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991. Recipients of the bonus must have been a legal resident of Pennsylvania at the time of active duty service in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations and honorably discharged. An additional bonus of $5,000 is available to surviving families of those killed in action during the same period.

More than 11,000 claims totaling $3.75 million in compensation to Persian Gulf veterans have been processed since the program’s inception in 2008. With hundreds of applications still coming in each year, and a balance of $2.3 million in the program fund, we want to ensure eligible veterans are still able to receive the bonus payments they earned.

For more information, click here.   

House Votes to Increase National Guard Pay

Working to ensure they receive fair compensation, the House voted recently to increase the minimum state active duty pay for Pennsylvania National Guard members from $75 to $100 per day, the first such increase in nearly 20 years.

House Bill 602 would benefit lower-ranking enlisted personnel, who earn a lower base pay due to having less time and grade in the military. The bill now advances to the Senate for consideration.

Take Your Support for Veterans on the Road

Pennsylvania drivers who wish to honor and support our veterans may do so by purchasing an “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate for their car, truck or motorcycle.

For every plate sold, $15 will benefit the Veterans’ Trust Fund. The fund is administered by the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and provides grants to statewide charitable organizations that assist veterans, veterans service organizations and county veterans affairs offices to assist veterans in need of shelter and other necessities. Apply to receive the plates here.

Veterans and active duty members of the military may also be interested in specialty plates that reflect their service to our country. Pennsylvania offers nearly three dozen different plates that feature different branches of service, military campaigns and service medals. To check out what’s available, click here.               

Driver’s License Centers to be Closed on Veterans Day
All PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed this coming Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. A variety of driver and vehicle products and services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website. Services include license and photo ID renewals, vehicle registration renewals, driver history services, changes of address and exam scheduling.

Protect Yourself from the Flu
The state Department of Health is encouraging all Pennsylvanians over six months of age to get a flu vaccine. Infants and children, seniors, pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions are especially susceptible to developing flu-related complications.

Talk to your doctor about obtaining a flu vaccine or click here for information about flu shot clinics in your area.

In addition to vaccination, other steps people can take to protect against the flu include:
  • Washing your hands often with soap and warm water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throwing any used tissues in the trash.
  • Keeping your hands away from your face, and not touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Disinfecting frequently used surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes or countertops.
  • Avoiding contact with individuals who may have the flu. When sick, stay home until at least 24 hours after your fever goes away on its own without the use of fever-reducing medicine. 

Flu Immunization Clinic In Galeton Today-- Walk-Ins Welcome Untill 4:30 PM

Robert M. “Bob” Pekarski, 85, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA

Robert M. Pekarski
Robert M. Pekarski
“beloved husband, father, and grandfather”

COUDERSPORT, PA---Robert M. “Bob” Pekarski, 85, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, November 5, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a brief illness.

Born February 17, 1930 in Costello, he was a son of John W. and Ella L. Colegrove Pekarski. On June 8, 1951 in Coudersport, he married Bertha M. Mahon, who survives.
US Air Force Veteran

He was a graduate of Coudersport High School, class of 1948. Mr. Pekarski was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served from 1951 to 1955 at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.

Mr. Pekarski was first employed as a foreman at Pure Carbon in Coudersport for many years and later owned and operated Bob’s Sunoco in Coudersport. He then drove tractor trailers for several years and then was employed by the former King Windows in Coudersport. He later worked for Tom Chitester in Coudersport and retired as a school bus driver.

Mr. Pekarski was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport. He was a devoted life member of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department having held the positions of president, vice-president, secretary, and fire chief. He was a life member and past president of the Tri-County Firemen’s Association and was also a life member of the Pennsylvania State Fireman’s Association. In 2010, Mr. Pekarski received a letters of commendation from Governor Edward G. Rendell and State Fire Commissioner Edward Mann for his 60+ years of volunteer services. He was a member of Potter Post #192 American Legion, Coudersport. 

Bob enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved to read westerns, especially Louis L’Amour novels and pilot stories. 

Surviving besides his wife are four children, Karen S. (Stacy) Ruter, Linda M. Pekarski, and Judy L. (Roger) Bauer, all of Coudersport, and Robert M. (Tracey Hartzell) Pekarski of Turtlepoint; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John E. (Muriel) Pekarski of Coudersport; a sister, Ruth M. (Paul) Caldwell of Buzzard’s Bay, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Pekarski was predeceased by a daughter, Loretta M. Franklin; an infant son; and a brother, Charles J. Pekarski.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015 in the gathering space at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, 171 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915; the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; the Coudersport Area Library, 502 Park Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 East Maple Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Mr. Pekarski’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Mr. Pekarski, please visit

Roulette Ambulance Was Dispatched To Hester Ave. For A Medical Emergency.

At 11:23 AM on Friday Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to Hester Ave. for a medical emergency.

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Veterans Day….
is this Wednesday, Nov. 11. That day, I will be attending the remembrance ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. at the DuBois VFW.

On Wednesday, please feel free to visit my Facebook page,, and post the name of a family member or friend who is a veteran.

Reaching Out to Our Veterans -
This Tuesday, Nov. 10, Brian Morris from the Pennsylvania American Legion will visit my DuBois district office from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. He will be answering veterans’ individual questions, as well as providing information on programs and benefits available to them.

My district office is located at in the DuBois Area Plaza, Suite 10, 1221 East DuBois Ave., DuBois.

Fair Compensation for National Guard Enlisted Personnel on State Active Duty -
To help ensure that those who help protect our state receive appropriate compensation for their efforts, the House voted in late October to increase the minimum state active duty pay for Pennsylvania National Guard members from $75 to $100 per day, the first such increase in nearly 20 years.

House Bill 602 would benefit lower-ranking enlisted personnel, who earn a lower base pay due to their junior status in their military time and grade, and makes no changes for senior enlisted personnel and officers. The bill now advances to the Senate for consideration.

Attention Hunters -
Ohio has been added to the list of states from which high-risk cervid parts – including the head and backbone – cannot be imported into Pennsylvania. The addition is in response to chronic wasting disease (CWD) being detected in Ohio for the first time in 2014.

Additionally, the import of high-risk cervid parts into Pennsylvania from the entire states of Maryland, New York, Virginia and West Virginia is now prohibited. Previously, the prohibition applied only to portions of those states in which CWD had been identified in captive or wild cervids.

PA Game Commission Executive Director Matthew Hough said applying the importation ban to all of Maryland, New York, Virginia and West Virginia is a necessary change, explaining the partial bans previously in place were difficult to enforce. The ban on the importation of high-risk cervid parts exists to provide the best protection possible to Pennsylvania’s deer and elk, and hunters can help us prevent CWD from spreading.

Now that the updated order has taken effect, there are a total of 22 states and two Canadian provinces from which high-risk cervid parts cannot be imported into Pennsylvania.

The parts ban affects hunters who harvest deer, elk, moose, mule deer and other cervids in: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming; as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Pennsylvania first detected chronic wasting disease in 2012 at a captive deer facility in Adams County. The disease has since been detected in free-ranging deer in Bedford, Blair, Cambria and Fulton counties, and in captive deer at a Jefferson County facility.