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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Derrick City Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Derrick Road

At 11:45 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to the 900 block (Bradford side) of Derrick Road for a rollover vehicle crash.

Wellsboro Dispatched To Vehicle Into A Tree

At 10:53 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Rescue & EMS has been dispatched to a vehicle accident in Charleston Township on Steam Mill Road near Dempsey's pond. Caller reports vehicle into a tree with one injury.

Derrick City Dispatched To Crash On Olean Road

At 10:07 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. and Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to a crash with a truck on its side with fuel leaking. Possibly 2 injuries.

Blossburg Dispatched For Vehicle Fire

At 10:04 PM on Saturday, Blossburg Fire Department was dispatched to Jim's Service Center for a vehicle fire.

Winter Came To Coudersport Borough's Winterfest, But Organizers Were Ready

Cathy Thompson Bowers added 14 new photos — with Andy Kulp and Dawn Blackman-Mahon.Today was Winterfest-2016 at the Coudersport Area Recreation Park and there were a few brave ones who ventured out for the activities. The pavilion had heavy plastic around the sides and there was a Torpedo heater inside so all could stay warm. A huge bonfire was going outside and even though it was far too cold for activities, we all had a good time. Andy Kulp, "To Fill A Backpack", was there with delicious hot dogs, hot sausage sandwiches, soup, hot beverages and lots of desserts for all. DCNR had a wild bird display and games for all. The kids made pine cone- peanut butter- birdseed bird feeders (I made one too) ! I returned home at 2:36 pm and it was 7 degrees! Heading out now as hubby is taking me to a Valentine's dinner - life is good. Many thanks to everyone who participated in this year's annual Winterfest.

The best team around. Andy and Dawn do a wonderful job and we sure appreciate everything they do. Winterfest 2016 at CARP.
— with Dawn Blackman-Mahon and Andy Kulp. To fill a backpack provided food for the event.

Mansfield Police Arrest Man With Hatchet Making Threats

MPD responded to the 200 block of Brooklyn Street at approximately 1600 Hours for a harassment complaint. After arriving on scene the actor continued in efforts of threats and obscenities towards the reporting party. At which point the actor then grabbed a hatchet and began swinging said hatchet in a cutting motion while approaching the RP's property. (which yelling at the RP to come over). Officer Earp intervened and requested additional units from MUPD. The individual was taken into custody without incident. Said individual was remanded to the Tioga County Prison on charges for Terroristic threats, possession of an instrument of a crime, and harassment.


Canyon Creek Soup Co. Recalls Beef Products Produced Without Benefit Of Import Inspection
Canyon Creek Soup Co., an Edmonton, AB, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 7,275 pounds of meatball soup products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

Roulette Ambulance To Allard Drive

At 8:41 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Allard Drive for a medical emergency.

8:39 PM--Port Allegany Ambulance to Roulette Station for standby.

St. Marys Dispatched To Vehicle Into Pole Crash

At 8:29 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to a vehicle into a pole crash with entrapment off Theresia Street.

Cuba Dispatched For Motor Vehicle Accident With Wires Down

At 7:36 PM on Saturday, Cuba Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to the Haskell Road (4371 County Road 6) for a motor vehicle accident with wires down.

Friendship Dispatched To Accident On I-86

At 7:29 PM on Saturday, Friendship has been dispatched to I-86 Westbound, just east of the Friendship off ramp for a motor vehicle accident with 2 injuries.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead in Texas

WHTM Staff Published: February 13, 2016, 5:26 pm
EL PASO, Texas (WHTM) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been found dead in Texas, according to numerous published reports.

ABC television station KVIA, citing sources, reported the 79-year-old died in his sleep Friday night after a day of quail hunting at a ranch.

Scalia was the longest-serving justice on the nation’s highest court.

Millerton, Tioga Dispatched For Accident On Tower Hill Road

At 3:29 PM on Saturday, Millerton, Tioga Fire Depts. & Erway Ambulance have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on the Tower Hill Road.
Responder on scene reports no injuries.

Governor Wolf Weekly Update, Feb. 7 – Feb. 13, 2016

BLOG: Governor Wolf Weekly Update, Feb. 7 – Feb. 13, 2016
February 13, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

Starting this week, Governor Wolf will be recapping his week via video for Pennsylvanians, talking about the important news and events that happened during the week.

Bolivar Disptched For Traffic Control For Crash On Rt. 417

At 1:58 PM on Saturday, Bolivar Fire Department has been dispatched to Rt. 417 near the Faith Bible Church for traffic control for a motor vehicle accident.

Truck Driver Suffers From Health Problems From Doing His Job

Friendship Dispatched To MVA on Route 31

At 12:15 on Saturday, Friendship Fire  Rescue & Medic 700 were dispatched to County Road 31 for a vehicle in the ditch.

Coudersport Dispatched For Motor Vehicle Accidents On Rt. 49

At 12:10 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Rescue & ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 49 in the area of Baker Creek for a pickup truck into a tree with possible entrapment. Helicopter has been requested but not available due to weather.

A second accident has been reported in the area of 854 Route 49 with no injuries. Roulette Ambulance dispatched to this call. 2 vehicles with unknown injuries.

Callers report roadway very slippery.


Photo caption: Paul S. Mahon, of Montoursville, Pa., poses with the 561-pound male bear he harvested in Plunketts Creek Township, Lycoming County, Nov. 17, during the statewide archery bear season. Mahon is one of 68 Pennsylvania hunters in 2015 to harvest a bear weighing more than 500 pounds. The 2015 statewide harvest of 3,748 bears ranks as Pennsylvania’s third largest.

With the total now official, the top eight harvests in state history all have occurred in the past decade.

It was a large harvest, and a heavy one.

Pennsylvania hunters harvested a total of 3,748 bears in 2015, the third-highest tally in state history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today. And a whopping 68 of those bears topped the 500-pound mark.

The harvest total represents an increase compared to 2014, when 3,371 bears were taken.

With 2015 total now official, the eight largest bear harvests all have occurred in the past decade.

The all-time high was recorded in 2011, when 4,350 bears were harvested. Hunters harvested 4,164 in 2005 and 3,510 bears in 2013.

Hunters in 2015 harvested bears in 57 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, an increase compared to 2014, when bears were taken in 56 counties. Bears were taken in 20 of the state’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), and each of the Game Commission’s six regions saw a larger harvest in 2015 compared to the previous year.

The 68 bears harvested weighing 500 pounds or more represents a sharp increase from 2014, when 41 bears taken by hunters reached or exceeded the 500-pound mark.

And 18 bears in the 2015 harvest topped 600 pounds.

Two bears tied for heaviest in the harvest, each weighing an estimated 713 pounds. The first was taken on the Nov. 21 statewide opener in Blair Township, Blair County, by Richard A. Watt, of Gallitzin, Pa. The second was taken Nov. 23 in Granville Township, Mifflin County, by Gregory A. Wilson, of Lewistown.

Rounding out the 2015 list of the top 10 heaviest bears were an estimated 685-pound male taken Nov. 21 in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County by Dustin J. Foust, of Orrstown, Pa.; a 652-pound male taken in Todd Township, Fulton County, on the Nov. 16 opener of the statewide bear archery season by Garry E. Miller Jr., of McConnellsburg, Pa.; a 649-pound male taken in Limestone Township, Warren County, by Matthew B. Stanga, of Tarentum, Pa.; a 648-pound male taken in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County, by Andrew D. Fischer, of Crystal Spring, Pa.; a 640-pound male taken in Weatherly Township, Carbon County, by Kenneth J. Mehlig, of Weatherly, Pa.; a 632-pound male taken Nov. 24 in Worth Township, Centre County by Chad A. Seeger of Port Matilda, Pa.; a 631-pound male taken Nov. 25 in Hillsgrove Township, Sullivan County by Skyler M. Hubler, of Dushore, Pa.; and a 629-pound male taken Nov. 24 in Greene Township, Pike County by John Gilpin, of Newfoundland, Pa.

Lycoming County, perennially among the top counties for bear harvests again led the way with 312 harvests in 2014, up from 286 the previous year. Among other top counties for bear harvests in 2015 were: Clinton, 265 (179 in 2014); Tioga 196 (275); Pike 180 (111); and Centre, 162 (117).

The four-day general season again set the pace for the overall harvest, with 2,724 bears being taken during that season. But the extended seasons and the archery bear season also contributed to the totals.

Statewide, 803 bears were harvested in extended seasons while 209 were taken during the archery bear season.

Pike County claimed the highest harvest in extended seasons, with 56 bears taken after the close of the general statewide bear season. Other top counties, and their harvest totals during the extended seasons, were: Wayne, 52; Tioga, 51; Lycoming, 50; Luzerne, 49; and Bradford, 46.

Final county harvests by region (with 2014 figures in parentheses) are:

Northwest – 455 (394): Warren, 126 (100); Forest, 77 (41); Venango, 76 (71); Clarion, 69 (54); Jefferson, 59 (56); Butler, 22 (28); Crawford, 13 (26); Mercer, 8 (5); and Erie, 5 (13).

Southwest – 317 (312): Somerset, 102 (109); Fayette, 87 (103); Armstrong, 41 (35); Cambria, 31 (15); Westmoreland, 27 (29); Indiana, 22 (19); Allegheny, 6 (2); and Beaver, 1 (0).

Northcentral – 1,436 (1,383): Lycoming, 312 (286); Clinton, 265 (179); Tioga, 196 (275); Centre, 162 (117); Clearfield, 114 (72); Potter 97 (157); McKean, 95 (100); Elk, 79 (79); Cameron, 78 (76); and Union, 38 (42).

Southcentral – 452 (391): Huntingdon, 120 (89); Bedford, 74 (70); Blair, 43 (41); Juniata, 41 (28); Fulton, 39 (28); Mifflin, 37 (42); Perry, 36 (56); Franklin, 26 (19); Snyder, 26 (14); Cumberland, 10 (4); and Adams, 0 (1).

Northeast – 965 (795): Pike, 180 (111); Luzerne, 123 (75); Wayne, 107 (87); Bradford, 103 (108); Monroe, 101 (79); Sullivan, 73 (76); Carbon, 60 (47); Wyoming, 60 (55); Susquehanna, 59 (74); Lackawanna, 41 (51); Columbia, 38 (23); Northumberland, 20 (8); and Montour, 1 (1).

Southeast – 123 (95): Dauphin, 52 (35); Schuylkill, 45 (39); Northampton, 13 (9); Lebanon, 5 (2); Berks, 3 (6); Lehigh 3 (4); and Bucks, 1 (0).

The final bear harvests by Wildlife Management Unit (with final 2014 figures in parentheses) were: WMU 1A, 22 (12); WMU 1B, 65 (90); WMU 2A, 3 (1) WMU 2B, 7 (3); WMU 2C, 286 (291); WMU 2D, 168 (148); WMU 2E, 46 (48); WMU 2F, 337 (262); WMU 2G, 718 (623); WMU 2H, 67 (68); WMU 3A, 173 (286); WMU 3B, 370 (366); WMU 3C, 180 (168); WMU 3D, 417 (296); WMU 4A, 139 (106); WMU 4B, 133 (142); WMU 4C, 164 (120); WMU 4D, 361 (261); WMU 4E, 81 (64); WMU 5A, 0 (4); and WMU 5C, 10 (12).

The Game Commission handled and tagged more than 900 bears statewide in Pennsylvania last year, and the percentage of those bears harvested by hunters suggests the state’s bear population grew between 2014 and 2015, said agency bear biologist Mark Ternent.

The state’s bear population had held stable at about 18,000 from 2008 to 2014.

But in 2014, harsh weather greeted bear hunters in much of the state during the general bear season opener, and this fact likely contributes to the bear population bumping to an estimated 20,000 animals, Ternent said. The last time the population bumped after several years of a stable population trend, it also did so after a year after harsh weather during bear season, Ternent said.

A record number of bear licenses – 175,314 – were sold in 2015, as well, continuing a trend of an increasing number of bear hunters.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the growing interest in bear hunting isn’t surprising given the recent string of top harvests, and the future for bear hunting looks as bright as ever.

“It might sound like a broken record, but, truly, there has never been a better time to hunt bears in Pennsylvania,” Hough said. “Each year, another top harvest is added to the record books, and the largest one yet very possibly might be around the corner.”

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What a decade for bear hunting

The 2015 Pennsylvania bear harvest, the third-largest in state history, joined other recent seasons near the top of the record books. With the totals now official, the eight of the top 10 harvests all have occurred in the last decade. Here’s a look:

Top Pennsylvania bear harvests

1. 4,350 – 2011

2. 4,164 – 2005

3. 3,748 – 2015

4. 3,623 – 2012

5. 3,512 – 2009

6. 3,510 – 2013

7. 3,458 – 2008

8. 3,366 – 2014


by MizMonica Thomas

Well Super Bowl is over I hope your team won. Valentine’s Day is here; don’t forget your sweetheart along with Presidents Day. The kids have a break from school and winter finally showed up. Personally I could do without all the wind and minus wind chill factors. Interesting next 10 days there is no excuse for saying you can’t find an anything to do.

At the Elementary School: No School Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 14, 2016
. Walking Wednesday’s will continue along with Early Morning Fitness Grades (3-5) 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The 4th grade is having a Nani-pops fundraiser. Tuesday, Feb. 16 there will be a PK Sweet Heart Tea Party. Grades 4th, 5th and 6th Boys Basketball practice Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:00 in the Elem gym and Friday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 MSHS GYM. E,P,T,O, Meeting Thursday February 18 at 6:00 p.m. and on Friday the 19th, E.P.T.O. will host Movie Night Grades PK-5. 

At the Middle School and High School: No School Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 14, 2016. In sports this week check the Athletic Schedule at OswayoValley.Com for the most updated list and cancellations. Boys and Girls JR. High basketball game at Austin 6:00 p.m., at home Wed. Feb. 17 6:00 p.m. versus Galeton Area and Friday, Feb, 19 at 6:00 away at Smethport. JO Wrestling practice Monday, Feb. 14, Tuesday, Feb. 15, Wed., 16, Thurs., 17 and Friday 18, at 5:30 each day in the OV ELEM. GYM. The Freshman class is having a Pizza Sale. Honor Roll is out there were 35 students on High Honor Roll and 54 on Honor Roll a complete list of names is available at the schools website on the Guidance page.

Congratulations go out to Hope Howard and Brianna Siebert as both were chosen to play on the 2nd Annual Big 30 Basketball Senior Classic the game is on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Portville High School. Girls game beginning at 4:00 and Boys at 6:00 p.m. The Senior Classic is a fund raising effort that supports the Big 30 Athletic Fund.

Parents of Shinglehouse Baseball, T-ball and Softball Players, Denise Buchholz has announced signup sheets should be coming home with students from school. The teams are open to boys and girls ages 4-16. They have a HARD deadline in conjunction with Little League International rules and local Potter McKean insurance requirements, it being February 21, 2016. If you don’t get a signup sheet come to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center on Sunday, February 21 from 2:00-4:00 to sign up. We are looking for volunteers to help with practices, concessions and umps. Their website is:

The athletes from G2Gymnastics are continuing to rack up scores to help themselves advance to state competitions. No open gym Friday night the 12th as the Level 3’s will be heading to the Rochester Classic. You kids are awesome! February Gymnasts of the month were: Preschool-Zoe Lord, Beginner-Madyson Bell, Intermediate-Elle Goodwin and Advanced-Corinne Waid. Jonnie is holding a 31 fundraiser for Equipment check their website on facebook for more information.

Boy Scout Troop #557 will be having a Pancake Breakfast Saturday specializing in Valentine cakes. They will be at the Shinglehouse Fire Department from 7:00-10:00 a.m. cost $8.00. Congratulation to Phillip Freelove on earning Eagle Scout status, see story elsewhere on Solomon’s Word. He is the son of Gene and Charlene Freelove of Sharon Center.

The Musical Mary Poppins is being presented by the Olean Community Theatre Friday, February 12- 14, 2016. Times are Friday 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:00. It will be at Alleghany Limestone High School at 3131 Five Mile road, Knapp Creek, New York. Tickets are $10.00-$12.00. Our own Janet Nolan and her son Clay are in the cast. Tickets can be bought online at or at the door.

Piecemakers Quilters meet Monday, February 15 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Shinglehouse. Bring your own project and machine, they offer tutorials on beginning quilting. Their project for the year will be children's pillows for the Christmas House in December.

Lenten Lunch is on Wednesday, February 17, at noon, St. Teresa’s Parish will be hosting. They meet at (12) noon in the basement of the United Methodist Church on Lincoln Street, in Shinglehouse.

Music Boosters Meeting Tuesday, February 16, 2016 5:50 p.m. OV MSHS Library

At the Senior Center Monday, Feb 15 they will be closed for Presidents Day. Tuesday, Feb 16: Valentine’s Party, lunch: Chicken Bruschetta along with Quilt Club, Wednesday, Feb. 17: Roast Pork and Gravy, Let’s Talk Presidents and Bingo. Please call the day before to make your reservation 814-697-7178.

At the Library this week the Stitch Together Group will meet on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. On February, 24 at 1:30 the Wednesday Afternoon Book Club will meet to discuss " Crazy For the Storm, by Norman Ollestad. It’s a great memoir every boy should read. Books are available at the front desk. The library is taking orders for Gertrude Hawk Chocolates for Easter baskets again this year. You can place an order with a board member, at the library or order on line order deadline February 22. The Historical Society is open Friday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the basement. Also this month at the library on President's Day (Feb. 15th) at 1:00 pm for a family movie featuring a princess and her animal friends as they journey through the bayous of Louisiana and come to realize what's truly important in, family and friendship. To learn more about the movie, check out the library's website at

The Writer’s Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Oswayo Valley Library on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. This is a peer group of local writers who meet to discuss and work on their writing pieces.

Southern Tier Country Dance Society will meet for Contra Dancing on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. with a dish to pass tureen at 5:30. It is held at the Cuba Grange in Cuba, New York.

There will be a Penelec scheduled power outage 8:30 a.m.-11:00a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

2016 Sportsman show hosted by Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca Friday, February 20 & Saturday, Feb. 21, 2016 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tickets available at

I understand Anita Mathews Norton’s new class has gotten off to a good start congratulations to her and all her new students. You can her email her at: along with information posted on the Stray Cat Strings facebook page. I’m excited about having an orchestra group here!

The Community Choir held a wonderful night out for locals with the Desert Mystery Night. It was a lot of fun with some great costumes, the deserts were luscious. They thank the community for supporting them in this fund raiser to pay for music for their Christmas Concert. They have begun rehearsing for their summer concert next practice is on Tuesday, February 23. Anyone living in the area and over the age of 18 is welcome to join! You do not have to be able to read music! Come sing with us! The choir meets the first and last Tuesdays of each month. Rehearsals are from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the OV Senior Center in Shinglehouse. The free summer concert titled "Summer, Sun & Fun," will be part of the entertainment at the Summer Fun Fest on June 25 at Assembly Park sponsored by the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Association.

The Oswayo Valley Senior Center Building Fund Raiser “Gun Raffle, Chinese & Silent Auction” will be on March 5, 2016 from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. at the Shinglehouse Fire Hall
$20 for the ticket you may bring a guess. This includes dinner and your drinks. There are 8 guns. A CZ American, Combo .22/.17 or $300 cash, Henry Golden Boy .22 or $225. Cash, Ruger American, .204 or $250 Cash, Savage 111 Trophy Hunter, .260 or $325 or Cash, Traditions, PA Flintlock, .50 or $300 Cash, Thompson Venture Preditor, .223 or $350 Cash, Savage Axis, .306 or $200 Cash, & Remington, 870 Exp. .12 Ga or $275 Cash. Must pass NICS check on all firearms. They are only selling 300 tickets. You may call the center for tickets 814-697-7178. Also available will be raffles tickets on a flat screen tv, quilt, Chinese auction and silent auction.

Also if you don’t get the Bradford Era on Jan. 29 they ran a story that State Rep. Matt Baker, R- Wellsboro has introduced legislation to restore $5.67 million that helps fund 14 critical access hospitals including Cole Memorial and Penn Highlands Elk in St. Mary’s. Seems our governor vetoed the funding. We might want to be getting a hold of our folks in Harrisburg. Must be they don’t know there is only one (1) hospital in each of these counties.

Last but not least the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will no longer issue registration stickers beginning Jan. 1, 2017. They will be using new technology called Automated License Plate Reader Technology. Beginning Jan. 1, customers who renew online will be able save a copy of and print a permanent registration card on demand.

Feel free to drop in and set a spell on the porch with me and Daisy Mae or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, or my face book page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

Angelica Ambulance Dispatched To I-86 Westbound

At 11:19 AM on Saturday, Angelica Ambulance has been dispatched to evaluate a female patient involved in an accident on I-86 Westbound near exit 30.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To West Academy Street

At 10:33 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to West Academy Street for a medical emergency.











Possible Structure Fire In Northern Allegany County

At 9:37 AM on Saturday, Fillmore, Houghton, Short Tract and Wiscoy-Rossburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to a possible structure fire at 6063 Botsford Hollow Road in the Town of Hume.

Port Allegany Dispatched For Residential Fire Alarm

At 9:32 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to 824 North Main Street for a residential fire alarm.

9:39 AM--Recalled by Engine 33.


McCain Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
McCain Foods USA, Inc., a Lisle, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,215 pounds of bacon fritters that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials.

Register Now For ALPACAS A-Z SEMINAR At Cinco C's Alpacas near Port Allegany February 27th

Join Hamilton's Maple Products For Breakfast This Saturday & Sundays From 8 to 2

The Right Stuff Antique Mart & Mountain Momma Mercantile Team Up To Bring You The Best Sale Ever

Zito Is Seeking A NOC Technician

The Weather Outside Is Frightful But My Car Is So Delightful Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

Part-Time Career & Vocational Mentor-Aide Positions Available At 6 School Districts Serving Potter County

C. A. Elliott Lumber Co. Inc. Seeking Log Hauler With Own Truck

Snow or No Snow, 2nd Annual Snow Fest Is A Go At CARP This Saturday In Coudersport

Andy KulpThe question has been asked and it doesn't matter...regardless of whether we have snow or not the Snow Fest will go on...Mayor Brenda Whitman has so much stuff planned for this year that regardless of whether there is snow or not there will be lots to do....

come on down to Carp Park on Saturday, Febuary 13th from noon to 3 pm and enjoy the day...

the Backpack program will be there selling Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Sausage sandwiches and lots of other goodies at a price you can afford. 

The party will continue at the Coudersport American Legion after the Snow Fest is done so plan on spending the day in Coudersport...please share this post to all your friends!!!

2-14 Public Auction At Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House

U.S. Census Bureau Hiring Field Reps In Potter County, PA

Moon's Farm-Yard Center Chili, Cheese & Chocolate Open House February 12 & 13th

Huge Public Auction On Sunday, February 21st At Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House In Bradford, PA
Note: This is only a partial listing; listing will be updated.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Roulette Ambulance To North Street

At 10:39 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to North Street for a woman to go to Coudersport Hospital.

Social Painting Sunday Benefits Cudersport Girl Scouts

Alvina M. Shepard, 88, of Conneautville, PA a former longtime resident of Austin, PA

Alvina M. Shepard
Alvina M. Shepard 
 “devoted military wife and mother”

Alvina M. Shepard, 88, of Conneautville, PA a former longtime resident of Austin, PA passed away in her home surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, February 8, 2016, after a long illness.

Born October 9, 1927 in Clermont, she was a daughter of Howard D. and Madelin E. Campbell Clinton. On January 8, 1946 in Frederick, Md., she married Neil L. Shepard, who passed away on July 30, 2012.

Alvina held various jobs throughout the years. She was a cook for the Cameron County Jail in Emporium and also at the Potter County Jail in Coudersport. She was also employed as a cashier at Perry’s Country Store in Austin and was a mentor/chaperone for the Potter County School bus for Special Needs children.

Alvina attended the Living Hope Community Church in Conneautville. She was a member of the Austin Ambulance Association and worked their bingo for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed “shopping” and visiting with her sister, Margaret, every night on the phone. Her beloved dog, Tinkerbell, was her pride and joy. Alvina was a very giving person. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are four sons, Neil T. (Debi) Shepard of Port Allegany, Charles D. (Taunya) Shepard of Harmonsburg, Douglas E. Shepard of Conneautville, and Larry W. Shepard of Emporium; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Andrews of Dunnellon, Florida; a son-in-law, George P. Yatsko of Uniontown; and a niece, Deborah Jones of River View, Florida.

In addition to her parents and husband of 66 years, Mrs. Shepard was predeceased by a daughter, Linda L. Yatsko, who died in 2001.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Austin Free Methodist Church, Austin, where a memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Roger D. Laktash, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Alvina’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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

16 New NYS Troopers To Patrol Southern Tier

Two Vehicle Crash In Front Of Busty Heart's Place

Eagle Scout Honored

( L-R) Todd Piney BSA, Shaun Shelp Troop Leader, Gene Freelove, Phillip Freelove, Charlene Freelove and Mrs. Carol Clark District Chairman.
 by Monica Thomas

Phillip Freelove, a member of Shinglehouse Boy Scouts Troop #557, became an Eagle Scout on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Eagle is the highest honor awarded to a scout. Phillip has enlisted in the Army National Guard after graduation in June from Oswayo Valley High School. Phillip is the son of Gene & Charlene Freelove of Shinglehouse, PA.

The Eagle Ceremony, held at the Shinglehouse Firehall, was attended by approximately 100 people including representatives of the Allegany Highlands Council, Troop 557 Charter Organization SVFD, Troop 557 leadership and scout leaders, Troop 557 scouts, 2 pastors, the Oswayo Valley Superintendent, the OV Guidance Counselor, an OV teacher, mentors, family, and friends. 

Eagle Scouts put in a hundreds of hours of work and commitment to meet the Eagle requirements. The scouts have a vast support system that encourages them and plays a key part in their success and the success of all boys and young men in the scouting program.

Rosemarie K. Denmark, 71, of Knapp Rd., Port Allegany, PA

Rosemarie K. Denmark

PORT ALLEGANY- Rosemarie K. Denmark, 71, of Knapp Rd., passed away Thursday (Feb. 11, 2016) at her home.

Born August 8, 1944, in Danzig, Germany, she was a daughter of Leo and Gerda C.V. Pieper-Loch Strecker. In Florida, she married Cyrus J. Denmark, who survives. They were married 30 years.

Rosemarie was a graduate of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany, with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree both in Chemistry. She was also a licensed agent with New York Life, and a LPN nurse for many years before her retirement. 

She was also co-owner of Whispering Springs Research Ranch, of Port Allegany.

She was a resident of the area for 22 years, coming from Bradford, PA. 

Surviving in addition to her husband, Cyrus, are two sons, Christian M. Miklosovic of Chesapeake, VA, and Thomas C. Miklosovic of Port Allegany; a daughter, Angela C. (Stephen) Wolfe of Kane, PA; five grandchildren; two step-daughters, Holly (Ronald) Peffer, and Catherine (James) Munson both of Bradford; a stepson, William Denmark of Florida; three step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Monday (Feb. 15, 2016) in the Birch Grove Mennonite Church, Two Mile Rd., Port Allegany, with a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. with Rev. Dale Detweiler, pastor, officiating.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or McKean SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: 
Cyrus J. Denmark
81 Knapp Rd.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Marilyn W. PEFFER, 83, of Harrison Valley, PA

Marilyn W. PEFFER
Marilyn W. PEFFER, 83, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in her home. 

Born August 13, 1932, in Cortland, NY, she was the daughter of Benjamin G. and Thelma A. Sherwood Walter. On May 6, 1956, in Harrison Valley, she married Lloyd George Peffer, who predeceased her on June 25, 1995. 

A graduate of Harrison Valley High School and Mansfield University, she was an elementary teacher in the Northern Potter School District at the Harrison Valley Elementary School and the Northern Potter Children’s School. 

Marilyn was a member of the Harrison Valley Federated Church, where she served as pianist, and Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses. 

Surviving are: a daughter, Susan A. (Raymond P.) Miller of Pittsford, NY; two grandchildren, Lauren Anne Miller and Alec Ryan Miller, both of Pittsford; two brothers, Roger B. (Joan) Walter of Gaines, PA and Charles Walter of Buffalo, NY; a sister-in-law, Donna Walter of Westfield; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Phillip C. Walter. 

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, February 15, 2016 in the Harrison Valley Federated Church. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Federated Church, 201 Second St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Friday, February 12, 2016
The latest news from the State Capitol 

Gabler, Sankey Applaud Supreme Court Decision On Alleged ‘Clean Power Plan’

The United States Supreme Court decision to delay implementation of the federally mandated “Clean Power Plan” is being praised by state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria), both members of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. The ruling stalls President Barack Obama’s attempt to impose carbon dioxide emissions limits on existing power plants.

“There is nothing ‘clean’ about this power plan, which would leave an undeniable mark on the local communities surrounding plants that would be forced to close,” Gabler said. “Implementation of this job-crushing overreach would result in rising unemployment rates and increased electric bills for the very same middle-class families the Obama administration says it supports.”

The plan requires states to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by the year 2030 through replacement of coal and fossil fuel-powered plants with facilities fueled by renewable energy, which is often subsidized by taxpayers.

“The court’s decision is a win for consumers and local economies throughout our nation where coal remains king,” added Sankey. “Pennsylvania is the fourth-leading coal-producing state in the country and our mining industry is a major source of employment and tax revenue. We call on Gov. Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection to be mindful of those facts and halt state implementation of these regulations.”

Both legislators view the plan as an unattainable standard created by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration that has seriously hurt coal producers and is causing spikes in energy costs.

“Our abundance of coal makes Pennsylvania a major player in the energy field, as we are the largest net exporter of electricity in the country,” added Gabler. “The industry has made extraordinary advances in addressing environmental issues through the use of waste coal that provides cheap, clean power while cleaning up many legacy sites. Implementing these regulations would make it harder, not easier, to clean up our streams and make improvements to our local environment.”

Recognizing Our Future Leaders –
Congratulations to Ryan Brennen, Jacob Chileski, Joshua Gleixner and Zachary Wortman, whose Eagle Scout Courts of Honor will be held this Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys. 

​PennDOT Advises Motorists in North Central PA to be Alert for Icy Road Conditions

Montoursville – Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised to drive with care and be alert for unexpected icy conditions on area roadways this weekend.

With snow squalls in the forecast and a cold front moving into the region, there is a potential for whiteout conditions and drifting snow which can decrease visibility and create slick pavement surfaces. Although PennDOT will be treating roads in the region, extreme cold temperatures limit the effectiveness of salt and slippery areas still may exist.

Motorists should give plow trucks plenty of room to operate. Increase traveling distance when following plow trucks and do not attempt to pass them.

PennDOT also reminds people that plowing snow from driveways and side streets onto state roads can create hazards and is not permitted.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Deadline for Advertising in the 2016 Route 6 Magazine Extended

The deadline to advertise in the 2016 Route 6 Magazine, the official guide for traveling US Route 6 in Pennsylvania, has been extended until February 29.

The magazine will serve as a travelogue, leading visitors across the state from east to west, with stories on the “can’t miss” sites and stories including the great lakes near Erie, the Read Between the Signs project in Meadville, the Kinzua Dam and Skywalk, the Dark Sky Preserve, how the Pine Creek Gorge became the Grand Canyon, towns along the Susquehanna River, Lackawanna Heritage Trail, Delaware and Hudson Rail, Gifford Pinchot and the Conservation Movement and the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

Beagle Media, LLC of Wellsboro along with the PA Route 6 Alliance and its 10 county convention and visitor bureaus that serve the northern tier are producing this new magazine style guide.

Over 30,000 copies will be produced and distributed to PennDOT Welcome Centers, local visitor centers, AAA and other travel agents and through direct requests. A digital copy will be available on the PA Route 6 website –

Businesses, chambers of commerce and attractions can place an ad in this high quality publication by either contacting their local CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) or the PA Route 6 Alliance's at 814-435-7706. Forms and ad specs are available at: You do not have to be a member of a CVB to participate. Advertising is due by February 29, 2016 and the magazine will be published in May.

PA Route 6 Alliance Launches Route 6 Round-UP - Great American Cleanup of PA Community Improvement Event

Volunteers Take Action to Clean, Restore and Renew the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor

February 12, 2016
In an effort to beautify the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, the PA Route 6 Alliance is organizing a Route 6 Round-up as part of Great American Cleanup of PA Event, taking place from March 1 until May 31.

The PA Route 6 Alliance is looking for organizations and volunteers to participate in the west-to-eat clean-up of one of America’s favorite highways, Community and civic associations, schools and youth groups, families and friends, business employees, hunting and fishing clubs, conservation organizations, sports teams, and others can organize their members and participate in the Route 6 Round-up.

According to PA Route 6 Alliance Executive Director Terri Dennison, the last time the Round-up was held across Route 6 in 2009; a total of 250 volunteers cleaned over 103 miles. This made it one of the largest organized clean-ups in the state.

To help organizers plan for their community clean-ups, the PA Route 6 Alliance will be hosting a webinar, “ GACofPA 101: How to Organize a Community Improvement Event for PA Rt 6 Communities” on Tuesday, March 1 at 2pm. To register for the website, contact the PA Route 6 Alliance at 814-435-7706 or on their website at

The Great American Cleanup of PA is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, the country’s largest community improvement program that engages more than 4 million volunteers and participants from more than 20,000 communities each spring from across the country to take action in their local communities to create positive change and lasting impact.

2015 Great American Cleanup of PA accomplishments:
o 128,157 Volunteers removed over 6 million pounds of litter and debris creating safer, cleaner and more beautiful communities;
o Cleaned 11,943 miles of streets, highways, trails, waterways and shorelines;
o Cleaned and renewed 6,422 acres of parks, public lands and wetlands;
o Planted 13,050 trees, flowers and bulbs to strengthen a community’s green infrastructure.

State sponsors of the 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA include PADEP, PennDOT, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, Pennsylvania Waste Industries - Webber Associates, Sheetz, ShopRite , The Fresh Grocer ,Wawa, Inc., Weis Markets, Giant Eagle Inc., Giant Food Stores, LLC, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Republic Services, Steel Recycling Institute, Wegmans Food Market - PA Division Office.

About PA Route 6 Alliance
The PA Route 6 Alliance manages the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, one of the twelve designated Pennsylvania Heritage Areas. 

The Alliance implements the Management Action Plan, all branding and marketing plans, community development programs and other planning efforts along the corridor. The Alliance represents 11 northern counties: Crawford, Erie, Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Wayne and Pike. Funded under the Heritage Area Program of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resource, their focus is on efforts to preserve, enhance and promote the transportation heritage of one of the nation's first transcontinental highways; to sustain and enhance the small rural communities linked by the highway; and to preserve and enhance the natural, scenic beauty of one of America's favorite "road trips". 

To learn more about the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, visit .

About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
The Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 121 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit

Thank You From The Family Of Paul Popovich

From the family of Paul Popovich:

We would like to thank the many people who helped make Paul’s cancer benefit the amazing success that it was. Thank you for your donations for the auction, and for your gifts of money. Thank you for the wonderful baked goods, both for the desserts and the bake sale. Thank you for the donated gas cards that you’ve given us to help with treatment costs. Most of all, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Galeton is an awesome place to live because of you . God bless all of you.

Paul, Jerri, Pauly & Colton Popovich

Port Allegany Dispatched to Crash On Rt. 155 In Turtlepoint

At 4:35 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 155 in Turtlepoint in front of Busty Heart's Place for a 2 vehicle accident with possibly one injury.

Wolf has the facts on his side

Coudersport Ambulance To Ice Mine Road

At 3:49 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Ice Mine Road for a medical emergency.

Crescent Point Energy Recalls To Inspect Propane Gas Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

Crescent Point Energy Recalls To Inspect Propane Gas Due to Fire and Burn Hazard The recalled propane does not have sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers of a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards.

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Mount Jewett Dispatched To Crash With Wires Down

At 2:32 PM on Friday, Mount Jewett Fire Dept. was dispatched to the area of 447 Lindholm Road for a one vehicle crash. A jeep has sheared off a utility pole with wires down.

Wood Stove Chimney Malfunction Caused Fire That Destroyed Clarksville House

PA trooper charged in brutality case

Trooper Ryan Luckenbaugh
By Myles Snyder

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A state police trooper has been charged in the beating of a Harrisburg man last year.

A criminal complaint filed Friday charges Trooper Ryan Luckenbaugh with two misdemeanor counts of official oppression, a misdemeanor count of simple assault, and a summary harassment count.

Luckenbaugh, 36, of Mechanicsburg, is accused of kicking Chris Siennick in the face while Siennick was seated on the ground and handcuffed behind his back, according to the charging documents filed by the Internal Affairs Division of the Pennsylvania State Police. Read more...

Two Men Charged In Murder Of Russel, PA Teenager…/

Cole Memorial Medical Group welcomes obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/Gyn) Ahmad Awada, MD

Dr. Awada
The Cole Memorial Medical Group welcomes obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/Gyn) Ahmad Awada, MD, to the Women’s Health Center located in the hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center at 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport. He began accepting new patients on February 8.

Dr. Awada (pictured) joins Cole Memorial’s current OB/Gyn Mazen Fouany, MD, his colleague and past class-mate at George Washington University’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department in Washington, DC.

“I’ve worked with Dr. Awada for several years in the Washington, DC area and he’s wonderful, knowledgeable, caring and a great surgeon,” stated Mazen Fouany, MD, recipient of 2015 Top Doctor in Obstetrics & Gynecology from the Leading Physicians of the World a subsidiary of the International Association of HealthCare Professionals. “I’m glad he is joining Cole Memorial as he’s a great addition to our medical staff.”

Dr. Awada received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut before completing his OB/GYN residency at the George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC) where he won multiple awards in recognition for his medical knowledge and surgical skills including laparoscopy. In addition, Dr. Awada worked at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia and Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.

"We are pleased that Dr. Awada is part of our Women’s Health team,” said Cole’s Regional Health Center Director Lori Gross. “He and Dr. Fouany are eager to strengthen our services by providing the best women’s health care in our region.”

The Women’s Health Center is a highly-skilled medical profession which provides a full-range of services, such as: general and high risk obstetrics; general gynecology; fibroids, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome management; management of abnormal Pap tests; gynecological surgery with a specialization in laparoscopic procedures; treatment of pelvic floor prolapse and urinary incontinence; pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction management; contraception; well-woman exams and menopausal care.

For an appointment, please call the Women’s Health Center at Cole Memorial at 814-274-7101 or visit for more information.

Bradford Woman Pleads to Five Different Cases

By Frank Williams 
WESB Local News

A Bradford woman pleaded guilty Thursday to five different cases, including one where she tried to rundown a Bradford City Police officer. 33 year-old Amber Bunce pleaded no contest to aggravated assault and attempting to elude police in one case, criminal mischief and criminal trespass in another and attempting to deliver a controlled substance in three different cases. Bunce will be sentenced on March 10.

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer (R) Turtlepoint

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Friday, February 12, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol

Wolf Budget Seeks More Than $2 Billion in New Taxes

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Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2016-17 state budget earlier this week, again calling for higher taxes and more spending.

The $33.29 billion proposal would require about $2.7 billion annually in new taxes, nearly half of which would come from an 11 percent increase in your Personal Income Tax. He also wants to make the tax hike retroactive to Jan. 1, so you would have to pay even more taxes on the income you already earned this year.

Many of the people I represent have told me they can’t afford these taxes, and numerous votes in the House over the last year have demonstrated a lack of support for broad-based tax increases like the one the governor is proposing. Apparently, he hasn’t gotten the message.

Finishing the current year’s budget (which remains incomplete as a result of the governor’s line-item veto of about $6 billion in funding) and reaching an agreement on next year’s plan will require compromise, but it will also require respecting the limits of what taxpayers can afford.

Read more about my thoughts on the govenor’s proposal and what comes next here


Committee Approves My Bill to Fund Key Agriculture Programs
Recognizing the importance of supporting our state’s top industry, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, which I chair, this week approved my legislation to transfer funding to several vital programs.

Those programs aren’t currently being funded because of lingering disagreements over the 2015-16 state budget.

House Bill 1589 amends the state’s Fiscal Code to transfer approximately $25 million from the Race Horse Development Fund to the state’s Veterinary Laboratory System, Animal Health Commission, fairs, State Farm Products Show Fund or the State Racing Fund.

Two of those programs, the Animal Health Commission and the PA Veterinary Lab, support our animal diagnostic laboratory system and play a vital role in the Commonwealth’s efforts to monitor for and protect against the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, a serious threat to the state’s poultry industry.

To read more about our efforts to restore funding for agriculture programs, click here


House Votes to Launch Investigation of Attorney General Kane
The House voted this week to begin an investigation into the conduct of Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is currently facing several criminal charges stemming from her alleged actions while serving as the state’s chief law enforcement officer.

The resolution directs the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts to conduct a fair and impartial investigation to determine whether or not the House should begin impeachment proceedings.

If the House would vote to bring articles of impeachment against Kane, a public trial would be held by the Senate. That chamber would need a two-thirds vote to convict and remove her from office.

The Pennsylvania Constitution states that the House of Representatives can investigate whether inappropriate conduct by public officials, including the attorney general, merits impeachment.