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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Drilling Started, Drilling Permits Issued

TALISMAN ENERGY USA INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Hamilton Twp Township

TALISMAN ENERGY USA INC reports drilling started on 2015-12-12 00:00:00 at site OLSON 02 101 06 K 6H in Hamilton Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Cascade Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-12-07 00:00:00 to ANADARKO E&P ONSHORE LLC for site MAC A 201H in Cascade Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-12-07 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2591 70H 51543 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Breaking News: Shooting At Walmart In Stroudsburg

Smethport Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Rt. 46 & Bordell Crossroad

At 11:04 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Rescue & Priority Care ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 46 & Bordell Crossroad for a rollover crash.

Online Auction--Gas Field Specialists, Gas & Oil Field Supplies & Equipment

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 9:42 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Middlebury Dispatched To Vehicle Over Embankment On Rt. 287

At 9:19 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro and Middlebury Fire & EMS has been dispatched to Rt. 287 near holiday for a vehicle over the embankment.

Charles R. Barber, 79, of Coudersport, PA

Charles R. Barber

Charles R. Barber, 79, of Coudersport, PA, passed away late Wednesday evening at his residence.

Korean War Veteran
He was born in Sardinia, NY on September 23, 1936, one of 15 children to Clair and Verona Witherill Barber.

He was a US Army veteran near the close of the Korean war.

He was a self-employed lumberjack his whole life.

Charles enjoyed HAMM Radio operation and was a member of the HAMM Radio Association. He was also a member of the GEO Cache Organization.

He is survived by 4 children, Charles, Bonnie, Tina and Melinda, all New York state, along with 5 grandchildren, Cody, Tiesha, BJ, Jean-Luc, and Joe. There are 3 great grandchildren, Brielle, Johnny and Ryian. He also had 14 siblings, Jane, Shirley, Donna, Dianne, Betsy, Joanne, Mary Lou, May, Maize, Lois, John, Jake, Don and James.

In keeping with Charles' wishes his family will hold a picnic when weather breaks.

Westfield, Clymer Dispatched To Potter Brook Road

At 8:44 PM on Saturday, Westfield and Clymer were dispatched to the Potter Brook Road for an unknown type fire.

8:45 PM--Chief 5--Hold in quarters. Believed to be a controlled burn.

12th Day Of Christmas Raffle Winner is Rod VanPelt

On the 12th day of Christmas my True Love gave to me...a collection of Handmade items from Moon Gipsies donated by Elaine Russell of Coudersport...and the winner is Rod VanPelt of Coudersport. Only 13 more days to the top prize of $1000…good luck everyone

To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612

Roulette Ambulance To Hester Avenue

At 8:26 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Hester Avenue for a woman ill.

William P. “Bill” Lincoln, 87, a longtime resident of Raymond, PA

William P. Lincoln

RAYMOND, PA---William P. “Bill” Lincoln, 87, a longtime resident of Raymond, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Roulette Ambulance To Lanninger Creek Road

At 7:32 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Lanninger Creek Road for a maternity emergency.

Kayla Taylor Chosen For Cole Memorial Nurses' Daisy Award

(Pictured from the left: Cole Memorial’s Assistant Nurse Manager Brenda Baer, RN; Senior Director of Nursing Emily Bunnell, RN; Daisy Award Recipient Kayla Taylor, RN; and her mom Michele Taylor.)

Cole Memorial announced their semi-annual DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The Hospital recently launched the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the exceptional efforts nurses perform every day.

Kayla Taylor, RN, from Cole Memorial’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit received the award nomination from a co-worker, Brenda Baer, RN. Kayla’s keen observations and diligence with a combative patient resulted in the patient being happier, eating better and taking her medications without requiring more injections.

The award nomination form included the following statement: The patient made a complete turnaround where she happily and pleasantly interacted with the staff. If not for Kayla this patient may not have made great strides toward recovery in the timeframe that she did.

“Kayla is certainly a worthy recipient of our Daisy Award,” said Cynthia Hardesty, vice president and chief nurse executive at Cole Memorial. “It’s so nice to see peers recognize the professionalism, clinical skill, and compassion she demonstrates. Thank you, Kayla, for providing excellent patient care!”

Since 2009, Kayla has been caring for patients at Cole Memorial. Prior to graduating from the Registered Nursing program at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, she started as a Certified Nurses’ Aide in Cole’s Skilled Nursing & Rehab Department. Kayla is a life-time resident of the area and graduate of Coudersport High School.

Cole’s newly appointed Senior Director of Acute Services and Nursing Emily Bunnell said, “Kayla is an excellent nurse and she’s very well liked. I am glad that she is being honored with the DAISY Award at Cole Memorial and we’re proud of all of the nominees.”

Other nominees for this award period were Amanda Fry, RN of Cole’s Medical-Surgical Department, Kellie Krzos, RN on the Medical Surgical Department’s 3rd floor and Marcia Austin, RN of the Patterson Cancer Center an affiliate of UPMC CancerCenter.

A nurse will be selected semi-annually by Cole Memorial’s Nursing Quality Council to receive The DAISY Award. The honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse." The certificate reads: "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people."

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

One day while Pat was in the hospital, he asked his family to bring him a Cinnabon® cinnamon roll plus enough for all the nurses in his unit. With the help of Cinnabon’s parent company, FOCUS Brands, The DAISY Foundation carries on this tradition by serving Cinnabons to all the nurses in the Award recipient’s unit in thanks for everything they do for their patients and families.

Said Bonnie Barnes, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Cole Memorial are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

Patients, visitors, employees and providers may nominate a Cole Memorial registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) for the next DAISY Award. Please contact Brenda Baer at 814-260-5225 for details. For more information about careers at Cole Memorial, visit

Potter County Habitat for Humanity

POTTER COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY meets to celebrate the completion of their project in Shinglehouse, Pa., of the Dustin Fetzer family home locate on Academy St. and to honor Dick and Ann Meyers for their many years of service to Habitat. A variety of volunteers were honored to include the Clarion Methodist Youth Group, Alfred College School of Masonry, Gas Field Services, friends and family of the Fetzer family and many others from the community.

Dick Meyers covered the highlights of this years projects : the purchasing of trailer, the staking out of a lot in Shinglehouse , Habitat website revamped, a gift from Dominion Gas Company of $10,000, HUD venture, Galeton items, the coordination of bring several volunteer groups to Shinglehouse to work on the Fetzer house, the operation and opening of ReSale stores in Coudersport and Ulysses, The positive reinforcement from the community for the two separate yard sales held by Habitat, Siding on house in Shinglehouse, success of the Falling Leaves Outdoor Show, the opening of a 3rd Resale store in Westfield. The completion of the Fetzer home in Shinglehouse, the purchasing of another truck and the moving to another worksite for 2016.

Tristan Fetzer thanked everyone for all their support and help in completing their new home. Dedication will be held after the first of the year. Mitch Delong of Shinglehouse will be the new President of PCHH to begin in January. The Habitat Store in Coudersport, has a new store supervision, Deb Tubbs, they are open seven days a week, the new store supervisor is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays, to assist shoppers with inventory they have available.

Potter County Habitat for Humanity president Tom Shatto presents Richard Darrin of the Marine Core League with a check of $100, to pay for Christmas gifts for children or Veteran Survivors at their December meeting held in Coudersport, Pennsylvania.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes November 25, 2015

Marcia G. Good, 68, of Wellsville, NY

Marcia G. Good

WELLSVILLE, NY----Marcia G. Good, 68, of Wellsville, NY, passed away with her loving family by her side on Friday (December 11, 2015) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, after a brief illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Abundant Blessings: More Than A Flower & Gift Shop

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda December 10, 2015

Bradford Dispatched To High Street

At 5:00 PM Bradford Fire Units were dispatched to 548 High Street for a commercial fire alarm.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rite Aid

At 4:58 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Rite Aid for a man ill.

Bradford Dispatched To Longfellow Lane For an Unknown Type Fire

At 4:56 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Dept. was dispatched to 9 Longfellow Drive for an unknown type fire.
Report controlled burn.

Frederick L. Siebert, age 74, of Corning, NY

Frederick L. Siebert
Frederick L. Siebert

Frederick L. Siebert, age 74, of Corning, NY,  passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.

Fred was born on April 15, 1941 in Wellsville, NY, the son of the late Frederick P. and Beatrice M. (Reed) Siebert. Fred married Barbara J. Bradley on May 12, 1979 in Corning, NY.

He was employed by Welliver, out of Elmira, NY as a laborer, retiring in 1999. In his free time, Fred enjoyed tinkering and helping his family work on the farm. He also loved to travel. When he was relaxing he loved watching NASCAR, and Football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and playing on his Ipad.

He is survived by his loving wife: Barbara J. Siebert of Corning; daughter, Diana (Randy) Hill of Lindley, NY; step-son, Tim Abbey of Columbus, Mississippi; three grandchildren: Gregory (Karen) Abbey, Ryan (Angie) Pruden, Dylan Hill; two great granddaughters: Taylor Lynn and Adrianna Pruden; and many brothers and sisters.

It was Fred's wish that there be no services. Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Elkland's Old Tanker Goes To New Home In Manheim, PA

Bradford Dispatched For Hazmat Fuel Spill

At 3:01 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Department has been dispatched to the area of 84 State Street for a HAZMAT fuel spill. Reported to be a small amount leaking from a vehicle.

Angelica, Almond Dispatched To Car Into Tree Crash With Injuries

At 2:55 PM on Saturday, Angelica Fire & Ambulance and Medic 700 have been dispatched to the South Road near the entrance to Palmer's Pond in the Town of West Almond for a car into a tree with injuries. Almond Ambulance has also been dispatched.
3:06 PM--Almond ambulance cancelled. 
3:16 PM--Helicopter requested airborne to landing zone near the scene.

Ulysses man jailed for theft, forgery allegations

Bradford Era

GALETON — A Ulysses man is in Potter County Jail for allegedly stealing money, giving away a family member’s credit card information and hiding drugs in a diaper bag while talking to police.

Andrew Wenrich, 20, of 360 Johnson Road, is charged with two counts of forgery, second-degree felonies; access device fraud, a third-degree felony; possession of a controlled substance and of marijuana, misdemeanors; two counts of theft and one each of receiving stolen property and identity theft, first-degree misdemeanors; and one count each of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, third-degree misdemeanors, court records stated. Read more...

Bradford Dispatched To Commercial Fire Alarm On High Street

At 1:50 PM on Saturday, Bradford City & Township Firefighters have been dispatched to 548 High Street for a commercial fire alarm.
Police report nothing showing from outside, no employees on scene. Alarm was for waterflow from sprinkler system.

Coudersport Ambulance To Dwight Street

At 12:51 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Dwight Street for an unknown medical.

Ruth R. Johnson, 93, formerly of State Line Road, Eldred, PA

Ruth Johnson
dog lover

ELDRED, Pa. — Ruth R. Johnson, 93, formerly of State Line Road,
Eldred, PA, passed away Thursday (Dec. 10, 2015) at the Sena Kean Manor,
Smethport, following a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 23, 1922, in Wellsville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Leonard
and Susie Hall Hackett.

Ruth attended Richburg, N.Y., area schools. She had resided in Olean,
N.Y., and Portville, N.Y., before moving to Stateline Road in Eldred in

Mrs. Johnson was employed at Daystrom Furniture in Friendship as well
as Acme Electric in Cuba. She was later employed by Carnham’s Men’s
Store, Spigel’s Shoes and Grant’s Department Store, all in Olean.

She raised and sold miniature schnauzers for over 15 years.

She loved animals and especially loved raising miniature schnauzers.

Surviving are one son, Paul Thurston Tuttle of Richburg; three
stepsons, Ed Witherell of Olean, William Witherell of Smethport and
Michael Johnson of Salamanca; a stepdaughter, Kim Gunto of Olean; many
grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Burch of
Yorkshire, N.Y.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Leslie Witherell, in 1968,
and Phillip Johnson; a daughter, Janet Louise Tuttle, in 1949; three
brothers, Kenneth, Clayton and Leonard Jr. Hackett; as well as four
sisters, Martha Miller, Susie Ionne, Shirley Peterson and Helen

Friends may call Monday (Dec. 14, 2015) at the Obi Community Church,
1948 NY-305, Cuba, N.Y., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral
services will be held with the Rev. David Cook, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery, Olean.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the local
SPCA or animal shelter of the donor’s choice. 

Online condolences may be made at

Hillary On Trump: "I no longer think he's funny"

Friends of Kettle Creek and its tributaries

KCWA is looking for areas along the ​Kettle Creek area streams that need riparian plantings. There are 50 white pine trees in containers that are looking for creek-side homes in the spring. We will also be getting more trees in the spring. If you have a creek-side area where you would like to plant trees ​in the spring ​to help stabilize the bank, please contact 
Dan McDermott ​in Cross Fork ​at 570 - 923 - 1012.

Smethport Dispatched To Lakeview Senior Care For Fire Alarm

At 10:40 AM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Department has been dispatched to Lakeview Senior Care for an automatic fire alarm.
10:48--Per Captain 2-30--Hold in quarters 
SFD dispatched late this morning for a commercial fire alarm at 15 W.Willow St. Engine 23 responded w/ 4 onboard and Captain Rich McDowell had command. Proved to be a false alarm.

Marcia Good Has Passed Away

We are shocked and saddened to learn that one of our contributors, Marcia Good, of Wellsville, NY, has passed away.

Her beautiful photographs were frequently shared on Solomon's words.

We send our prayers and condolences to her family. She will be sadly missed.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Huge Public Auction Sunday, Dec. 13th At Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House

Potter County Conservation District Seeking District Manager

Hamilton's Maple Products and Pancake House Has Breakfast, Christmas Trees & Wreaths Saturday & Sunday

Helpmates, Inc. Is Hiring Caregivers In Potter & McKean County

Huge New Tool & Power Equipment, Electronics, Toys, Gifts Absolute Christmas Auction At Shinglehouse Fire Department Dec. 20th

Online Auction--Gas Field Specialists, Gas & Oil Field Supplies & Equipment

Protestors Forcefully Removed After Disrupting Trump Speech In NY City

4 Injured In 3 Vehicle Crash In East Smethport

Smethport Man To Face DUI-Drugs Charges

Sixteen Sentenced Thursday In McKean County Court

Bradford Era

SMETHPORT — A Port Allegany man was sentenced on Thursday in McKean County Court for his role in two separate drug-related cases.

Lanny Nunn, 64, will serve 18 months in the Intermediate Punishment Program.  Several others were sentenced on a variety of charges.  Read More...


12/11/2015 09:55 PM EST
Reesna Inc., Canoga Park, CA, is voluntarily recalling all lots of Fuel Up Plus and Fuel Up High Octane particularly distributed in August 2015 due to containing undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making Fuel Up an unapproved drug. The problem was found after FDA sampled the product and the results were positive for undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

Vendor Extravaganza Saturday At Smethport Fire Hall

Daisy Is Missing From Ulysses Since December 3rd
This is my mother's dog Daisy. She is a spayed female Schnouzer, about 5 years old. She ran off from her home on academy street in Ulysses,  PA on December 3rd and never returned home. She is microchipped, but her info was never registered. She had a collar on, but her tags were not on that one. She is very timid and very missed. Any help in finding her or what happened to her would be helpful I can be messaged on Facebook or call 607 382 4390 thanks

11th Day Of Christmas Raffle Winner is Emily Kandel Miller

On the eleventh day of Christmas my True Love gave to me....a Scroll Saw Art  - “Buck Lying In Grass” donated by Tom and Annette Ackley of Coudersport.....and the winner is Emily Kandel Miller of Coudersport.  Only 14 more days to the top prize of $1000…good luck everyone

To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA  16746

Coudersport Ambulance To Williams Way Drive

At 8:31 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Williams Way Drive for a medical emergency.

Joseph G. Butler, 84, of 3 Delaware Ave., Bradford, PA

Joseph G. Butler

Joseph G. Butler, 84, of 3 Delaware Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Mandy Parfitt, Former Roulette, PA Resident Featured On Raliegh-Durham TV Station As Teacher Of THe Week

Daniel Holtzclaw, former police officer guilty, was charged with 36 counts of rape

Daniel Holtzclaw sobbed in court as he learned the verdict. The former police officer was charged with 36 counts of rape...
Posted by 6abc Action News on Friday, December 11, 2015

Bradford Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Head On Crash On West Washington Street

Head On Crash

At 5:45 PM on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Department and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to Marion Avenue & West Washington Street on the sharp curve for a two vehicle head on crash.
On scene report--Two patients, roadway completely blocked.

Capitol Update

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Friday, December 11, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

The Latest on the PA Budget

Work to finalize a 2015-16 state budget continued this week, as House members again voted on Tuesday for a responsible compromise budget in an effort to end the impasse. The plan would have increased support for public education while also controlling spending and preventing the need for broad-based tax increases on Pennsylvania families and senior citizens.

It is the latest in a series of votes House Republicans have taken over the last few months in our effort to advance a responsible spending plan to the governor and release critical funding for schools and human services.

The Senate has amended that bill, so negotiations to work out the details of a proposal all parties can agree to is ongoing and will continue through the weekend. The goal remains crafting a budget that will meet the core needs of Pennsylvanians, including funding for education, human services and public safety, while also controlling state spending.

Bill to Help Ambulance Services Heads to Governor’s Desk

Insurance companies will be required to directly pay ambulance companies, rather than patients, for transport services under legislation passed by the General Assembly and now awaiting the governor’s signature.

Currently, insurers send reimbursements to patients with the expectation they will pass the money on to the ambulance company, but in many cases that does not happen. Area ambulance service providers have told me this is a serious problem that is impacting their already strained finances.

Under House Bill 857, insurance companies would be required to pay directly to a non-network EMS agency for a service performed by that agency, as long as it was properly dispatched by a public safety answering point and provided medically necessary care.

Read more about the issue here


Veterans Service Officer in Coudersport

A veterans field service officer with the American Legion will be available to assist veterans at my Coudersport office (107 S. Main St.) on Tuesday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Assistance with services such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits is available by appointment only. To schedule, please call the office at 814-274-9769. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to use the service.

Changes Coming to Commercial Driver Licenses

The General Assembly recently passed a new law which was necessary to comply with federal regulations related to commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) and CDL permits.

Beginning Dec. 21, all new CDL applicants and current holders required to renew or make any changes or upgrades to their CDL will need to do so in person and will be required to prove citizenship or legal presence in the form of a birth certificate, passport, naturalization documents or current immigration documents in person. This will only need to be done once.

Also starting Dec. 21, residency documents will be required initially, at renewal and anytime an address change occurs. Proof of residency can be accomplished by providing tax records, lease agreements, mortgage documents, a W-2 form, current weapons permit, current utility bills (water, gas, electric, cable, etc.), a letter from PennDOT or current Pennsylvania license.

Other notable changes extend annual physical and vision exams for school bus drivers to 13 months; change descriptions of CDL classifications; modify testing requirements for the removal of driving restrictions; and change the way permits are issued.

More information about Act 49 of 2015 is available here

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for December 12 and 13 for Multiple Areas Across Pennsylvania

The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange air quality action day for particle pollution on  

Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13, for Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and York counties

and for Saturday, December 12 for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities.

Water Line Break In Coudersport on Dwight Street

There is a water line break on Dwight Street between School and Dodge Streets. Crews are there working to repair. You may be out of water if you are in that area.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Beverly Morris
Borough Manager
201 South Main Street
Coudersport, PA 16915

Daggett Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash

At 4:45 PM on Friday, Daggett Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 5079 Rt. 549 in Rutland Township for a 2 vehicle crash.
5:01--2 patients on scene declining medical transport.

Hilltop Dispatched For HAZMAT INCIDENT on Rt. 646/59

At 4:18 PM on Friday, Hilltop Fire Department has been dispatched to a HAZMAT incident at the Ormsby Y on Route 59. A tractor-Trailer is leaking some sort of white powder while traveling on Rt. 646 toward Bradford. Caller in a vehicle following reports eyes burning from the powder.
4:48 PM--Substance determined to be non-hazardous. Incident cleared. Substance was suspected to be cement or lime.

Horace D. “Lud” WHEELER, 85, of Harrison Valley, PA

Horace D. “Lud” WHEELER
Horace D. “Lud” WHEELER

Horace D. “Lud” WHEELER, 85, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Friday, December 11, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Korean War Veteran
Born April 8, 1930, in Harrison Valley, PA, he was the son of Horace and Bertha Stevens Wheeler. On January 21, 1949, in Winchester, VA, he married the former Juanita P. Thompson, who predeceased him in 1986. 

 A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Air Force.

 He was employed by Eberle Tannery in Westfield, Air Preheater in Wellsville, and Dresser-Rand in Wellsville. 

 Surviving are: longtime companion, Jane Hilfiger; three sons, Daniel C. Wheeler, Thomas D. Wheeler, and Joel D. (Marcia) Wheeler, all of Harrison Valley; a daughter, Vicki (Garry) Abbott of Westfield; Jane’s children, Patrick (Maria) Hilfiger of Ulysses, Paul (Cindy) Hilfiger of Mountain Home, PA, and Parry (Leona) Hilfiger of Harrison Valley; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Clara Swimley of Harrisonville, MO; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two grandsons, Cory L. Abbott and Joshua C. Wheeler; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Wheeler; three brothers, Frank, William, and Guy; and three sisters, Zora Robbins, Sarah Wheeler, and Mildred Swackhammer. 

Friends may call Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. 

 Memorials may be made to the C&MA Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927 or the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co., 112 E. Tannery St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Anne I. Maynard, 89, Wellsboro, PA

Anne I. Maynard
Anne I. Maynard

Anne I. Maynard, 89, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. 

Anne was the wife of Robert S. Maynard, who preceded her in death on May 13, 2010. Anne was born in Wellsboro, on December 21, 1925, the daughter of the late John and Hazel (Irwin) Ingerick.

Anne was a member of Wellsboro Bible Church. She was a wonderful cook and hostess, she enjoyed entertaining her family and friends. Anne traveled to China in her lifetime, a trip she truly relished. She loved to knit and crochet. Anne was an avid gardener and loved to read. But the joy of her life was her family, they meant everything to her. She was a devoted wife , having spent 65 years of marriage with her late husband.

Surviving are her son, Robert (Catherine) Maynard, N. Myrtle Beach, SC; daughters, Linda (Jim)Manning, North Las Vegas, NV; Vicki (Bob)Becker, Wellsboro and Susan (Walter)Beabout, Lockport, NY;12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elaine Kurzejewski, Blossburg, PA; Janice VanDuyne (Richard)Wellsboro, PA; Sharon (John)Yessa, Greenville, SC; several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to Anne’s Life Celebration on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 5-8 PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro and Monday, December 14, 2015 from 10-11 AM, at Wellsboro Bible Church, 45 East Ave., Wellsboro, with funeral service following at 11:00 AM. Rev. Robert Becker and Rev. TJ Freeman officiating, interment in Wellsboro Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Anne’s name to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tioga Co., 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. 

To share your fondest memories of Anne and sign the guestbook, visit

ADVISORY – Webinar on Smallmouth Bass Populations in the Susquehanna River

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will be holding a webinar to discuss the findings of a multi-year study investigating the causes of population decline among smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River.

The Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS) process was used to identify and eliminate candidate causes behind a smallmouth bass population crash that began in 2005, as well as a host of other maladies affecting smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River basin. DEP and PFBC staff will outline the need for the study and the analysis of candidate causes in an online presentation.

Registration for the webinar is required; to register, click here. Questions will be accepted from credentialed media at the conclusion of the presentation.

WHAT: Webinar discussing the CADDIS study on Susquehanna River smallmouth bass.
WHEN: Monday December 14, 2015 at 1 p.m.
TO REGISTER: Click here to register

Rummage Sale & Free Coats At Amazing Grace Outreach Center, 4 Sherman Street, Galeton, PA

FSIS Releases Updated Guide to Help Poultry Processors Reduce Salmonella, Campylobacter Hazards

FSIS Releases Updated Guide

FSIS today is publishing revised guidelines to assist poultry processors in controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter in raw food products and prevent cases of foodborne illness. 

This updated document is the fourth edition of the “FSIS Compliance Guideline for Controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter in Raw Poultry” and is intended to offer poultry companies best practices for minimizing pathogen levels and meeting FSIS’ food safety requirements.


St. Marys Dispatched To West Creek Road

At 1:58 PM on Friday, St. Marys Emergency personnel have been dispatched to West Creek Road, just before Jackson Road for a vehicle hit by a falling tree.

Coudersport Ambulance To Mosch's Tavern

At 1:44 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Mosch's Tavern on North Main Street for a fall victim.

Open House / CASH MOB 4 to 8 PM At Potter County Artisan Center Today 12-11-2015

Potter County--Roulette, PA Village Property For Sale By Sealed Bid


Pursuant to the provisions of 53 P.S. § 66503(a), the Township Supervisors of the Township of Roulette, Potter County, Pennsylvania are advertising for sealed bids for the purchase of real property located at 7 Maple Street, Roulette, Potter County, Pennsylvania which is more fully described in that certain deed recorded with the Register and Recorder of Potter County at Instrument No. 2015-00738 and is assessed at Potter County Tax Map No. 21-4A-71 (hereinafter "the property"). 

The property is a vacant lot which may be suitable for residential building and consists of approximately 14,784 square feet of land, more or less. The Township Supervisors give notice to the public that it is soliciting sealed written bids for the purchase of the property subject to all of the terms and conditions of this Notice. The public is hereby notified that a recent appraisal of said property has been completed which estimated the fair market value of said property to be $10,000. A copy of the appraisal is available for inspection and copying at the Township Office during regular business hours.

The property will be sold "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind. Accordingly, this sale is subject to "Caveat Emptor" (Buyer Beware) and any successful purchaser shall not have any recourse against the Township of Roulette or the Township Supervisors as to any and all issues including, but not limited to, the title of the property, the valuation of the property, the acreage, or the boundary line locations. The deed of conveyance which will be drafted by the Township's Solicitor shall be the equivalent of a quit claim deed with a legal description which will be taken from said Instrument No. 2015-00738. Upon completion of the transaction, the buyer shall not, under any circumstances, be entitled to a refund regardless of reason.

All offers shall be in writing and signed by the party making the offer and shall state a single total price which will be paid for the property with no contingencies. The offer shall also include a statement that: "This bid is being made in response to and accepting the conditions of the NOTICE BY ADVERTISEMENT THAT ROULETTE TOWNSHIP IS SEEKING BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7 MAPLE STREET."

Bids shall be placed in sealed envelopes marked only with "Bid for 7 Maple Street Property" and must be received by the Roulette Township Supervisors at the Township Building located at 80 Railroad Ave., PO Box 253, Roulette PA 16746 on or before 4:00 p.m. on January 4, 2016. The envelopes will be opened at a public meeting of the Roulette Township Supervisors, 80 Railroad Ave., Roulette, PA 16746, on the 4th day of January, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m. and the amount of each offer shall be read aloud. Thereafter, the Supervisors will consider if any of the bids are deemed acceptable to the Township and, if so, may accept the highest bid on the condition that the purchase price shall be paid in full within 60 days of the acceptance of the bid. The Township reserves the right to reject any and all offers received. ALL COSTS, RECORDING FEES AND REALTY TRANSFER TAXES SHALL BE PAID SOLELY BY THE BUYER.


Hamilton-Gibson is honored to announce its production of the moving drama "Bill W. and Dr. Bob." While the names in the title may be unfamiliar to many, these two men have changed the lives of millions of others. They pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous.

During the "Roaring Twenties," Bill Wilson, a New York stockbroker, rode high on money, fame, and booze. In 1929, both he and the market crashed and he became a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon in Akron, Ohio and a pillar of the community, had been a secret drunk for thirty years, often going into the operating room hung over and high on sedatives. His family had tried everything to no avail.

Through an astonishing series of events involving doctors, ministers, the Oxford Group evangelical movement, and Henrietta Sieberling, a scion of the Goodyear Rubber fortune, Bill and Bob met on Mother’s Day in 1935. The two men formed a relationship that kept each sober. Fired up, they sought out a third drunk to see if their program would work for others. Richly textured with the ragtime and jazz of the era, the play tells a magnificent American success story.

Auditions for the play will be Thursday and Friday, December 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. in the Warehouse Theater on Central Avenue in Wellsboro. No experience is necessary. All are welcome to audition. The cast calls for two actors to play Bob and Bill and two actresses to play their wives, Lois and Anne. In addition, a woman and a man are required to play a number of different roles each. The performances will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 1, 2 and 3, and Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 at the Warehouse Theater. Harbor Counseling and an anonymous number of citizens of the community are sponsoring the production.

For more information, call Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or email


During December, the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 3 miles south of Wellsboro, is hosting outdoor trap and skeet shoot practices Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., weather permitting.

The range will be closed on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 and New Year's Eve, Thursday, December 31.

The practices are open to members and the public and are for beginners and experienced shooters.

The fee for members and non-members is $5 per round of 25 clays to shoot skeet or trap. Shooters have to provide their own shotguns and ammunition. Eye and ear protection are required.

The club will have a limited supply off 12 gauge shotgun shells in boxes of 25 available for purchase.

For more information, call Charlie Messina at 570-439-2192.


The Rock L. Butler Middle School Holiday Choral Concert with singers from the 6th through 8th grades under the baton of Director Morgan Shaffer is this Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. at the Wellsboro High School Auditorium on Nichols Street. This concert is free and open to the public.

The 20-member sixth grade chorus will present four songs, including "Christmas Day Is On Its Way," "On A Wondrous Night (Silent Night)," "Sing We Noel" and "A Little Bit Of Santa."

The 61-members of the combined seventh and eighth grade chorus will sing five songs, including "One Small Child," "Rockin' The Baby," "Where Can We Find Peace?" "Jingle All The Way" and "Celebremos las Navidades."

Mrs. Sharon Humbert, director of the Wellsboro Men's Chorus and First Presbyterian Church music ministry, is the accompanist along with student accompanists, Sarah Mosher and Jessa Lohr.

The soloists and descant singers are: Astrid Hakvaag, Emma Losinger, Lakoda Thompson, Faith Avery, Sabrina Messineo, Mackenzie Patterson, Mega White and Bianca Lorje. Playing the auxiliary percussion instrumentalists are: Caitlyn Callahan on bongos, Alexis Banik on maracas and John Kotz on calves.

Horace D. “Lud” Wheeler, 85, of Harrison Valley, PA

Horace D. “Lud” Wheeler, 85, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Friday, December 11, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at


The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania (LHR) is pleased to announce the region's 2016 Mini-Grant Program.
LHR, in partnership with DCNR, has funding available to support projects totaling $30,000 with a maximum award of $5,000 per application. The grant amount must be matched dollar for dollar with funds from other sources. Projects must be completed and funds must be expended by December 31, 2016.

The type of projects considered will be projects that implement recommendations of the LHR Management Action Plan and the LHR Interpretive Plan. Eligible project activities would include, but not limited to interpretive/educational exhibits and materials, and promotional/marketing products that specifically promote the Lumber Heritage Region:

1. Projects that implement recommendations from the LHR Management Action Plan or the LHR Interpretive Plan available for review at Examples include trail signage, interpretive/educational exhibits and materials, conservation and heritage preservation projects.

2. Projects that will "flesh out" proposed driving tour itineraries related to Lumber History; the Civilian Conservation Corps; The West Branch Water Trail and/or associated River Towns; and Local Museums.

3. Projects that will complete elements from existing plans including but not limited to trail, watershed, greenway, River Town, and Heritage Community plans.

4. Projects that will "complete" a cultural or heritage asset or destination
Eligible applicants for the program would include non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, municipalities, COG's, and Conservation Districts, The project must be located within the boundaries of the Lumber Heritage Region.

Details and application packet are available on the LHR website at or by calling the LHR at 814-486-0213.

"This project is financed by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnership Program, Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources."

Brief Shutdown on Route 15 Planned for Monday

Montoursville – Motorists in northern Tioga County are advised that Route 15 will be closed in both directions for several minutes on Monday morning while a utility contractor pulls cable across the highway.

The five-to-seven minute shutdown in Tioga Township will occur at about 10 A.M. The Route 287 ramp onto Route 15 southbound also will be closed during that time due to its close proximity to the work area.

Motorists should be alert and be on the lookout for stopped traffic.

Welcoming Reed Oliver Campbell Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Tanner Dee Kendall Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Philly Christmas Tree Cut From Farm Near Caledonia In Elk County


12/10/2015 05:00 PM EST
Pine Valley Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Crazy about Cookies Pre-portioned varieties after learning that a labeling misstatement on the sugar cookie dough & walnut chocolate chunk cookie dough that was sold and distributed. The sugar cookie dough in question did not properly disclose "milk" as an ingredient or allergen.
12/11/2015 10:44 AM EST
Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling a select lot of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats with a best used by date of 11/13/16 due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella . Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo is also recalling three additional items that did not test positive for Salmonella , but were manufactured on the same day.
12/10/2015 06:00 PM EST
Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) has voluntarily recalled the Chariot™ Guiding Sheath globally. These devices are intended for the introduction of interventional devices during peripheral vascular procedures, and were recalled on November 19th due to the risk of shaft separation.

TALISMAN ENERGY USA INC Reports Drilling Started

TALISMAN ENERGY USA INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Hamilton Twp Township

TALISMAN ENERGY USA INC reports drilling started on 2015-12-11 00:00:00 at site OLSON 02 101 08 K 8H in Hamilton Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

DEP Offers Rebates for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering rebates to Pennsylvania residents to assist with the cost of purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle.

“Alternative fuel vehicles are good for the climate and are a part of building a sustainable Pennsylvania,” DEP Secretary John Quigley said. “We encourage everyone to consider these renewable and clean technologies.”

These rebates are funded by the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, which is supported by a gross receipts tax on utilities. To qualify, the vehicle must be registered in Pennsylvania, operated primarily in-state, and be purchased no more than six months before the rebate application is submitted.

Large-battery vehicles are eligible for a rebate of $2,000 (examples include models such as the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus, Chevy Volt, and similar models from BMW and Tesla. DEP is also offering rebates of $1,000 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles (examples include the Toyota Prius plug-in, Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Fusion, and Honda Accord).

Rebates of $1,000 are also being offered for natural gas, propane, hydrogen or fuel-cell vehicles, such as the CNG powered Honda Civic or any new CNG powered car or pickup truck. CNG original equipment, manufacturer retrofits, or certified conversions to CNG or propane are also eligible for the $1,000 rebate. A $500 rebate is available for electric motorcycles and scooters.

There are only a limited number of rebates available at $2,000. The rebate program offered will be reassessed upon payment of the first 250 rebates at $2,000 or June 30, 2016, whichever occurs first.

For more information on the types of eligible vehicles and to apply for a rebate, click here.

House Members Applaud Attorney General Lawsuit Regarding Illegal Post-Production Costs on Natural Gas Drilling

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Antitrust Section has filed suit in Bradford County Court of Common Pleas seeking restitution, civil penalties and legal costs from Chesapeake Energy Corporation, alleging underpayment of landowner royalties associated with natural gas drilling. This is being supported by Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming).

The members said the filing is welcomed in the region.

“We have repeatedly urged the attorney general’s office to do what other states have done and act to protect the citizens of Pennsylvania from the illegal and predatory practices of Chesapeake and other gas companies. We have been fighting for the landowners who hold natural gas drilling leases for some time and we are happy to see the attorney general’s office join in the fight.”

According to the lawsuit, the defendants obtained leases and promised lessors certain amounts of royalties, but then delivered something different in royalty payments after gas wells started producing and the defendants began making royalty payments to landowners. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that landowners were told certain lease provisions prevented them from incurring charges for the extracting and marketing of natural gas. They said they were later told the leases permitted such charges.

As a result of the misrepresentations, Chesapeake and other defendants allegedly took deductions and, in some cases, made retroactive deductions of post-production expenses from royalty checks. These practices occurred despite landowners’ claims that their leases contained the necessary language to prohibit such deductions.

The lawsuit requests the court order the defendants to pay restitution to all persons who have suffered losses as a result of the defendants’ conduct; pay civil penalties of $1,000 for each violation of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law and $3,000 for each violation involving a person 60 years old or older; and permanently refrain from any practice that violates the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

The members have been involved in pursuing legislation to guard natural gas royalty owners from unjustified post-production cost deductions. The legislation, House Bill 1391, remains in the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

“While we applaud this action by the attorney general’s office, this alone will not solve the problem.” “We now need the leaders in the General Assembly to step up also and help us move House Bill 1391 into law to ensure that our landowners are paid royalties fairly in the future.”

Huge Public Auction Sunday, Dec. 13th At Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House