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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Potter County Habitat for Humanity is in need of items!

Potter County Habitat For Humanity would like to thank each and everyone of you who has helped make us who we are today. 

We are in need of items! If you may have items you would like to donate to our 3 resale stores and our yard sale as well, it would be greatly appreciated. If you have any furniture, appliances, construction materials, desks, chairs, windows, doors, tools, etc. that you wish to donate, please call 1-814-320-0466 or my personal cell phone 1-814-203-5875. 

Items can be dropped off at our resale store at 239 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915 or we can arrange for a pick up. 

We do not accept the following items clothing, tires, mattress, physical fitness equipment... 

Thank you in advance for all your help to make it possible to build homes in Potter County and complete Brush With Kindness projects ( renovate bathrooms, roofs, ramps, etc ) for qualified people in Potter County. 

We wish to thank you all for your generosity.

Voter Registration Deadline Monday For April 26 Election

Voter Registration Deadline Monday For April 26 Election

election2016Potter County Elections/Voter Registration Director Sandy Lewis is gearing up for the April 26 Primary Election. Of local interest, registered Republicans will be choosing a County Chairman as well as a committeeman and committeewoman for each voting district. 

The chairmanship and all committee seats have been vacant for some time, and efforts are underway to rebuild the Potter County Republican Committee. 

No local offices will appear on the Democratic ballot.

Both Republicans and Democrats in Potter County will have a voice in deciding party nominations for President, U.S. Senator, State Senator, U.S. Congress Member, Representative in the Pa. General Assembly, and several statewide offices. 

A statewide voter referendum that raises the mandatory retirement age of judges from the current 70 to 75 will be presented to voters. A separate referendum is a constitutional issue affecting the Philadelphia Traffic Court.

Voters have until March 28 to register, change party affiliation or report a change of address. 

Absentee ballot applications, available on the county website,, will be accepted through April 19. Ballots must be received no later than April 22. Polls will be open on April 26 from 7 am to 8 pm. 

Voters who are not affiliated with the Republican or Democratic parties will only be able to cast ballots on any statewide referendums. Anyone with questions should call 814-274-8467.

Tammy L. Munsell, 44, of 3959 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA

Tammy L. Munsell

Tammy L. Munsell, 44, of 3959 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence Saturday morning. (March 26, 2016)

She was born June 26, 1971 in Smethport, PA a daughter of Ronald Zetwick, Crosby and the late Claudette Uber Zetwick.

On October 26, 2002 in Port Allegany she married Aaron Munsell, who survives.

Tammy graduated from Smethport High School in the class of 1989. She worked for over 25 years at GKN in Emporium. She was a member of the John Berg Post #976 American Legion Auxiliary, Crosby, PA

In addition to her husband Aaron Munsell she is survived two daughters Tylar (Joe) Botera, Erie and Tory Younkin, St. Marys, one son Nathaniel Munsell, Emporium, her Father & Step-Mother Ronald (Sherry) Zetwick, of Crosby and a maternal grandmother Anna Mae Uber, Emporium, and one brother Ronald "Tig" (Jeannie) Zetwick of Smethport.

She was preceded in death by her mother Claudette Uber Zetwick.

To celebrate Tammy’s life the family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on (4-2-16) Saturday from 11:00 -12:00 where a memorial service will follow at noon with Rev. Paul Siebert officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801 or to John Berg Post #976 American Legion Auxiliary, Crosby, PA 16724

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

74 Acre Farm Real Estate & Equipment Dispersal On Moore Hill Road In Cameron County

Real Estate Auction 74 Acre Working Farm. ALL MINERAL RIGHTS TRANSFER! Huge Equipment & Tool Auction..Tractors, Truck, Toyota Bob Cat, Farm Implements, Diesel Powered Welder, Large Volume Of Tools. Guns.Dump Truck, Riding Mowers, Grain Elevator, Discs, Hay & Utility Wagons, Hay Maintainer Plows, Hay Baler, Discs & much more.

Country Home, Farm & Huge Equipment Estate Auction
The 74 Acre Farm in The Pa. Wilds..Borders State & Game Lands..Elk, Deer, Turkeys, Bear Abound. 
This property borders 14,000 acre state game lands.
This is the most Outstanding Premier working Farm in Cameron County.Would make an outstanding corporate retreat, Gentleman's farm or family Homestead and all mineral rights transfer with property .
The exquisitely manicured grounds need to be seen to be appreciated!
The Property consists of rolling fields, pond, Decorative as well as functional Wishing Well, and waterfall, Apple Orchards, grape Arbors, large underground storage or cold cellar, Animal Sheds, Original 1880's Barn, a new 48X80 Morton built building with electricity..The newly renovated "Original" Farmhouse with carport. 
Best Of All, ALL MINERAL RIGHTS Transfer With Property....
All Machinery and Equipment has been housed inside and is in clean working condition...
For Appointment to View Real Estate, Please call
M& W Auction Co..William Morgart 814-274-7479
The lovely Country home has three bedrooms, kitchen, Living room, full basement and two bathrooms. Large back porch that over looks the beautiful grounds.
Amazing Large 1880's rustic barn, Animal sheds, Utility shed, Huge Building for a business or housing the farm equipment.
Terms Of Real Estate
10% Down at Acceptance of BID.
Closing in Approx. 30 days 3% Buyers Premium
The Finest Carved Gun Cabinet (Must See)
Savage 222 Over 20 Gauge Magnum With Scope
Savage 303 Bolt Action With Scope
Browning Medallion Model 25-06 With Scope
New England Fire Arms 410 Single Shot
Remington Model 1100 Magnum Pump
Remington 5572 22 Cal. Pump With Scope
Smith and Wesson Model M.P.15 Semi Auto
 Machinery & Tools
This is a partial Listing: Everything has been housed inside and serviced.
John Deere Model 4430 with 4430 hours. John Deere Model 5210 4x4 with 1364 hours..there are extra tires for tractors, some are mounted...1987 Ford F350, diesel Dump Truck (Good Condition). Lincoln Arc Welder Diesel powered 110 and 220 on trailer, Skid Steer Toyota #8 with attachments for Bucket, John Deere Model 352 Diesel Mower with 48" Deck and Gas powered Leaf pickup, John Deere Model 455 Diesel powered Mower with 50" Deck, John Deere Model 1008 Brush Hog 10Ft., Avco New Iden 1 row corn picker, #6 Haba corn sheller, 2 Large Hay Wagons(Like New), 40 Ft. Kewanee Grain or Hay elevator P.T.O. driven, John Deere 12 Ft. hydraulic lift Disc, # 1240 Plateless Planter, 5 Ft. Rototiller, #662 John Deere Hay take, John Deer Haybine, John Deere 350 Manure Spreader, John Deere #327 Hay Baler with kicker, 50 gal. Orchard Sprayer, 1 Bottom Plow, Vicon Hay Tether 2 Heads, Vicon L5630M Sprayer, Post hole digger for Skid Steer # T 205, Herd Self Feed broadcastor, Meyer Snow Plow(Fits Dump Truck), 2 matching Hay Wagons, Feed cart, John Deere # 350 Manure spreader, portable sprayer, Older Model John Deere Manure spreader.
Horse Saddles and harness, Cast Iron Butcher Kettle, Child's wagon, large Anvil, 14", hoof cutter, Cider Press, School Desks, Crocks, Kraut Cutter, Knee Hole Desk (Chippendale Style) Saddle Stands, Animal traps. 
9000 Watt Generator, 100 Gallon portable fuel tank and pump, Barn Fogger, cattle Clippers, High tension Steel fencing, Ear Tag tool and tags, Electric feed scale, Craftsman Air compressor, Table Saw, Table sander, Large shop vises, Router Saw table, Routers, Crimpers, Bench Grinders, Extension Ladders, Steel steps, Large quantity of nails, Torpedo Heaters, Measuring wheel , FIBERGLASS SPOT POT, 36" Barn Fan, 8' Bed Cover for Pick Up, Bull Float and concrete working tools, 48" Barn fan, Steel welding bench, 3 chain saws(good Condition), concrete saw, Echo weed eaters, Turf Thatcher, Echo Trim saw, Several pairs of tractor chains, Commercial air compressor, Log Chains, 
3400 P.S.O. Pressure washer, Large work bench, 2 1/4 Gallon pressure tank & sprayer, Parts washer, 150,000 B.T.U. Master Kerosene Heater, large hand truck, large heavy duty grinder, Automatic oil pump, Large Pipe wrenches, 3/4" socket set, commercial grease outfit, Portable gear lube, large Shackles, 10 ton floor jack, fence stakes, staple guns, battery chargers, Approx.75 cinder blocks, several sets of cutting torches, several sets of torch tanks, Portable welder, Mig welder, quantity of welding rods,Tall craftsman chest on chest tool box, other toll boxes, drill press, Air tank, Quantity of oils and greases, Ramps, LARGE QUANTITY OF "NEW"BOLTS, WASHERS, NUTS AND FARM AND CONTRACTOR RELATED ITEMS, Washer and dryer, welding hoods, Pry bars, Pitch forks, shovels, sledges, ANYTHING YOU NEED.
3% Buyers Premium is in effect..
Photos On Auction #11878
Bill Morgart AY002114
Carl Vinning Auctioneer AU003475L

Congratulations to Jordan Seefeldt of Port Allegany

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched To Tioga Rd For A Medical Emergency

At 7:24 PM on Saturday Coudersport Ambulance was dispatched to Tioga Rd. for a medical emergency.

WPC Announces First Conservation Easement Donation in Potter County

C50 acres conserved in Potter Countyoudersport, PA – March 24 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) today announced the donation of a conservation easement from a private landowner, Marjorie F. Green, on her 50-acre property in Homer Township, Potter County.

With this donation, Green is ensuring that some future land use and development on the property will be limited to protect wildlife habitat, water quality and forests. Green acquired the property with her late husband nearly 50 years ago, and has lived there since the early 1990s. This is the first conservation easement in Potter County to be donated to the Conservancy.

The property is located in the Sinnemahoning Creek watershed and includes mostly forested slopes of hardwoods and hemlock, wetlands and high-quality streams with substantial beaver dams. Heth Run flows into South Woods Branch on the property, and both streams support naturally reproducing populations of brook trout. The property, adjacent to the Susquehannock State Forest, is also known to fans of famed local writer Margaret Sutton as the setting of some of her Judy Bolton Mystery Series novels.

Conservation easements are permanent deed-restriction agreements tailored to meet specific landowner needs and conservation goals. They limit certain types of development and help land stay natural in perpetuity even if it is sold. Recently, the federal government made enhanced income tax benefits for conservation easements a permanent part of the Internal Revenue code. Although an important incentive to help attract more easements, Green elected not to receive any tax benefits for her donation due to her strong ethic and belief in conservation and saving land in her local community.

“We're so happy that now Southwoods Farm and its unique and precious natural features will forever be preserved for future generations, just as it is now, thanks to the perpetual care and guardianship of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy,” said Green.

The Conservancy currently holds conservation easements on nearly 36,000 acres of land in Western Pennsylvania.

“Potter County is one of Pennsylvania’s special, really remarkable places,” said Tom Saunders, president and CEO of the Conservancy. “It is a rural and beautiful landscape of deep forests, mountain streams and winding roads. It’s a magnificent area for hiking, camping, hunting or fishing. We are glad that this property will remain in private ownership and be protected for generations to come.”

The Conservancy welcomes inquiries from landowners interested in learning more about conservation easements or other conservation options. For more information, please contact WPC at 412-288-2777 or

Danni's Ripple Effect--Heroin addiction is affecting everyone

by Sandy Rhodes

Many people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but family and friends of Danni Fitzsimmons are wearing their hearts on their wrists - in the form of bracelets – in her memory.

Fitzsimmons’ mother, Paula Thompson of Bradford, designed inspirational bracelets to raise awareness of drugs and overdose.

“There is no price on the bracelets because I could never put a price on Danielle,” Thompson said. “She was priceless
“I am hoping that our community will find that spreading overdose awareness is priceless as well.”

The bracelets are available at various locations in Bradford and Smethport, but are heading way beyond McKean County.
“So many people want to be a part of this. Twenty-five bracelets left the story in one day. I have people from Ohio and South Carolina who want them. Twenty already went to Smethport. I still have 150, but I’m sure they’ll be gone as soon as they hit the store counters.”

Currently, the bracelets are at the Main Street Outlet in Bradford and will be available at other locations as well.
While there is no charge for the bracelets, Thompson would appreciate contributions which will support the spreading of overdose awareness, including getting more bracelets, setting up a Nar-Anon meeting (a group for anyone who is directly affected by someone else’s addiction) in Bradford, T-shirts and eventually a billboard.

Thompson has also started to raise funds online through 

Orders can be taken at
“I would also like to put more information out into the community to help stop the stigma that addicts are all bad people. Heroin addiction is affecting everyone. This epidemic needs to be addressed. People need to stop ignoring this problem. The longer be remain silent, the more young people we are going to lose to this,” Thompson said. “Four months ago, we lost our daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece ... Don't let the next child be your child. Let's put an end to this now! We need to "keep the conversation going". There is no better way to do that than to publicize it with billboards, T-shirts, bracelets, and support groups.”

Roulette Ambulance To West Branch Fishing Creek

At 6:00 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the West Branch of Fishing Creek for a medical emergency.

Almon Freeman and family says thanks for cards...

Almon Freeman and family would like to THANK all of the family, friends and neighbors who took the time to send him a card for his 95th birthday.  
Your act of kindness was very much appreciated by all of us.  
We know he is a very special man, but it's nice to know others do too.
Thank You all again.

The Easter Bunny came to Ulysses via firetruck

The Easter Bunny came to Ulysses via a firetruck from Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Co.  The Easter Bunny was brought to All For You Flower Shop, owned by Patty Kish who hosted this event. The Easter Bunny was available for pictures with the children and handed out candy.

Deborah “Deb” Lathrop, 63, of Warren, PA.

Deborah “Deb” Lathrop
Deborah “Deb” Lathrop

Deborah “Deb” Lathrop, 63, of Warren, PA, died unexpectedly at Warren General Hospital, Friday morning, March 25, 2016.

She was born in Warren, PA., on October 28, 1952 to the late Stuart and Leona Mesler Washburn. Deb was a Warren area resident most of her life, and was formerly of Bradford, Kane and Sheffield, PA. 

She enjoyed being an active volunteer at Warren General Hospital and was of the Methodist faith. Deb loved her dog, Amy. 

She is remembered as always being a friendly person who could talk to anyone. Her greatest gift received in life, were her children, grandchildren and great granddaughter.

She is survived by her children – Nicole Ordiway of Youngsville, PA., Daniel (Missy) Lathrop of Killeen, TX., 4 siblings – Stephen “Dale” Washburn of Clarksville, TN., Jeffrey (Paula) Washburn of Covington, GA., Craig R. (Catherine) Washburn of Johnsonburg, PA., Jerry Washburn and fiancĂ© – Sandra Lowder of High Point, N.C., 6 Grandchildren, 1 Great Granddaughter, several nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Brother – John “Jack” Stuart Washburn, 1 Nephew – Matthew Allen Washburn. 

A private memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. 

 E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting 

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Siamese Kitten Lost on Main St in Roulette Pictures added

Missing in Roulette a small Siamese kitten she has been missing for a few hours. She has extra toes on her front paws. Very friendly if you have seen her or have her please call 814-544-9004 or make a comment or send an email to Solomons Words. She is loved very much and I miss her terrible. Cynthia Jones. She answers to the name Millie she is not wearing a collar.

$100.00 Reward  

Coudersport Fire Dept. Easter Egg Hunt

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Coudersport Vol FireDept added 105 new photos to the album: CVFD Easter Egg Hunt 2016.

300 Attend Bradford Firefighters Easter Egg Hunt

Roulette Ambulance To Pine Lane

At 4:34 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Pine Lane for a medical emergency.

2016 Roulette Easter Egg Hunt Winners

Here are the winners of the 2016 Roulette Easter Egg Hunt. We want to thank everyone who came out and helped with it, and all of the family's who came out to hunt for the eggs.
We had a good crowd of people who came.
Special Thank you to Drabee's and the Fillharts Friendly Inn
for prizes they gave and everyone from the Chamber of Commerce.
 Joyce Tucker

3/23/16 Coudersport vs Smethport Junior High Basketball

3/23/16 Coudersport vs Smethport
Junior High Basketball
Game 1 54-26
Game 2 29-18

Short link to game photos

Sunken Branch Photography

An Easter Message From Rev. James C. Campbell

On Good Friday the world witnessed the death of God and experienced a darkness that eclipsed the sun and covered the entire earth. For there is always darkness without God.

The death of God results in the burial of Good, Beauty, Love, and Truth.

On Good Friday Good was buried on a hillside and a group of women watched and observed as Beauty was wrapped in burial cloths and laid to rest in a tomb.

They saw Love placed in a sepulcher and suffocated under the weight of perfumed spices.

As bystanders they looked on with horror and dismay as Truth was assigned "a grave among the wicked and a burial place with evil doers." (Is 53:9)

And they wept and mourned the loss of good, the loss of beauty, the loss of love, and the loss of truth.

For the death of God always results in the loss of good, beauty, love, and truth.

For Good became evil/sin (For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin so that we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Cor 5:21)),

Beauty became ugly (so marred was his appearance beyond that of mortals (Is 52:14). He had no majestic bearing to catch our eye, no beauty to draw us to him.(Is 53:2), he looked like a worm and no man (Ps 22).

Love became a spiritless body, just a physical material reality, lifeless and cold.

And as for Truth, dirt was thrown upon it, so that the pure, unadulterated waters that flowed from his pierced side were muddied and its clear and lucid appearance became murky, cloudy, and grey.

And so the women wept and mourned the loss of good, beauty, love and truth because the death of God always results in their loss and burial.

On Good Friday God himself was crucified, died, and was buried…a seal was placed on the sepulcher and a great stone was rolled before the entrance.

And just like those faithful women…we too watch and observe, weep and mourn as we witness the eclipse of God in our culture, the absence of God in our society, and the loss of God in our world.

We watch and observe, weep and mourn as the powers of the world call good evil and evil good. They call beauty ugly, and ugly beautiful. They celebrate false love and label the truth intolerant, narrow minded, bigoted and false.

But just like the women of the bible, we not only mourn we pray, we not only weep, we hope. We not only lament, we love.

These brave and fearless women…were not content to allow the truth to lie dead. When the entire world spoke of tolerance they were intolerant, for they could not tolerate Beauty’s sleep any longer and would not permit Good to be forgotten.

For Good, Beauty, Love, and Truth is not a passing fashion that can be buried and put to rest at the changing of the years and seasons like a hat and tie, or a coat…it isn’t something relative or subjective. It cannot be bought or sold as Judas fatally realized as he hung upon a tree.

Good, Beauty, Love, and Truth are real and objective, they can be perceived and known for Good, Beauty, Love, and Truth has a body, he has a face, he has a name, he is a person, and his name is Jesus Christ.

Easter is about restoring Good, awakening Beauty, reestablishing Love, reaffirming the Truth, and the resurrection of God from the dead.

Easter is not simply a celebration of past events but a challenge for today!

Like these Holy Women of old we pray that we too may be given the grace of courage and holy intolerance.

For in the face of false broadmindedness, where men parade around like cabbage with heads and no brains, when good is thought to be bad and right is considered to be wrong what the world needs most is intolerance.

May we never tolerate the death of God, the burial of good, the sleep of beauty, the loss of love, and the death of truth!

Rev. James C. Campbell
St. Eulalia Catholic Church
6 East Maple Street
Coudersport, PA 16915

Siamese Kitten Lost on Main St in Roulette Pictures added

Missing in Roulette a small Siamese kitten she has been missing for a few hours. She has extra toes on her front paws. Very friendly if you have seen her or have her please call 814-544-9004 or make a comment or send an email to Solomons Words. She is loved very much and I miss her terrible. Cynthia Jones. She answers to the name Millie she is not wearing a collar.

$100.00 Reward  


PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Duncan Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-03-21 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site PHOENIX 590814 in Duncan Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

2 Vehicle Crash Near Dollar General On Route 49

At 12:24 PM on Saturday, Fire & EMS has been dispatched to 8882 Rt. 49 for a 2 vehicle crash by the Dollar General. Osceola Fire & Valley Ambulance dispatched.
3 injuries reported on scene.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 In Ceres

At 11:48 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Ceres Township for a medical emergency.

Auction:74 Acre Farm In Cameron County; Farm Equipment Disparsal; Partial LIsting

Annual Coudersport Volunteer Fire Dept. Community Easter Egg Hunt Is Saturday At 1:00 PM

Reminder: Coudersport Vol Fire Department's annual Easter egg hunt will be Sat. March 26th at 1:00p.m. At the fire hall.

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced Dietary Aide

Empereon Job Fair Tuesday, March 29th At 40 Davis Street, Bradford, PA

Join Hamilton's Maple Products For Breakfast This Saturday; CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY

Estate Auction Saturday, April 2, 2016 Pine Creek Inn Near Galeton

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking RN For Director Of Nursing Position

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Candidates For LPN Position

Huge Public Auction, Remarkable Collectible Beer Memorabilia, and Much, Much More!!

0 Down, 0% Financing For 60 Months On Kubota's B Series Compact Tractors At Howards Inc. In Coudersport

PSP Emporium Investigating Child Custody Problem

Mount Jewett Man Charged With Harassment

3-26 Roulette Easter Egg Hunt

Friday, March 25, 2016

Siamese Kitten Lost on Main St in Roulette

Missing in Roulette a small Siamese kitten she has been missing for a few hours. She has extra toes on her front paws. Very friendly if you have seen her or have her please call 814-544-9004 or make a comment or send an email to Solomons Words. She is loved very much and I miss her terrible. Cynthia Jones. She answers to the name Millie she is not wearing a collar.

$100.00 Reward 

150th Anniversary of PFBC to be Celebrated During Quarterly Meeting March 30-31

150th Anniversary to be Celebrated
During Quarterly Meeting March 30-31
HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 21) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting on March 30-31 at its Harrisburg headquarters, located at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
The March 30 date coincides with the PFBC’s 150th anniversary, which will be commemorated during the meeting and at a special public event and reception that 150th anniversary logoevening at the State Museum in Harrisburg.
As part of the Commission’s quarterly meeting, committees will meet beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, and again at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 31. Formal consideration of the agenda by the full Commission will begin at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 31.
All committee meetings and the formal meeting are open to the public.
The Wednesday evening event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the State Museum in Harrisburg, located at 300 North Street. It is free and the public is encouraged to attend and meet past and present commissioners and learn more about the agency’s history.
More information about the evening event is available at
A complete copy of the meeting schedule and the full agenda for the meeting can be found on the PFBC’s web site at

Morris Dispatched To Motor Vehicle Accident

At 6:38 PM on Friday, Morris Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 287, 2 miles south of Morris for a motor vehicle accident. Wellsboro ALS has been dispatched to this incident.

Multiple Departments Respond To Friendship House Fire

Dog Found In North Streeet Area of Smethport

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Does this dog look familiar??? Contact the MCKEAN county spca! Was found in the north street area of Smethport with old improper tags!

St. Marys Man Dies When Water Truck Hits Trees & Rolls Off Rt. 219 Today

A St. Marys man died in a water truck crash at noon on Friday, about 1/10 mile north of Burning Well Road in McKean County.

James P. Eckls, 67, of St. Marys, PA, was driving a 2006 Kenworth Tri-axle water truck owned by Buerk Septic Service, Inc. of St. Marys.

Trooper Timothy W. Mix of the Kane Barracks, who investigated said the vehicle was traveling northbound when it left the right side of the road for undetermined reasons where it then struck two trees and rolled over before coming to rest. Eckls was pronounced deceased at the scene by the McKean County Coroner.

Route 219 was closed until around 6:00 PM

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Headlights and Taillights Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Headlights and Taillights Due to Fire and Burn Hazards The headlights and taillights can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

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William M. Jennings, 53, of 32 Poplin Ave., Bradford, PA

William M. Jennings
William M. Jennings

William M. Jennings, 53, of 32 Poplin Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away, Friday, March 18, 2016 at his residence.

Born December 14, 1962, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Vernon Lee and Bernice E. (Reed) Jennings. Bill was a 1980 graduate of Bradford High School.

Bill served in the National Guard for a time and returned to Bradford and worked as a maintenance man at Bradford Hospital for 13 years, Servco Services, and Bradford Manor for 13 years.

Surviving are two sisters, Jackie (Tim) Hall, of Bradford, and Debbie (John) Persico, of Buffalo, one niece, Welthy Moore, five nephews, Chuck Kohler, Christopher Kohler, Rob Lyons, Eric Jennings, Jason Jennings, and Nick Jennings. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Glenn Jennings.

Family will be receiving friends from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Avenue, where funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, March 31, 2016 with Rev. Matthew Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church.

On line condolences may be made at

Francis “Frank” X. Bauer, Jr., 84, formerly of Warren, PA

Francis “Frank” X. Bauer, Jr.
Francis Bauer, Jr.

Francis “Frank” X. Bauer, Jr., 84, formerly of Warren, PA, died on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Western Rehabilitation Care Center in Danbury, CT.

Korean war veteran
He was born on January 19, 1932 to the late Frank X. Bauer, Sr. and Agnes Dechant Bauer. He was a 1950 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lucinda, PA. Immediately following graduation he took employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad in Erie, PA, then joined the U. S. Air Force in April 1951 serving with the 36th Fighter Bomber Wing during the Korean Conflict, holding the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Frank was a salesperson for the J.C. Penney Co. in Clarion, PA, Warren, PA, and in Olean, NY. In 1959 he moved into advertising sales with the Leader-Vindicator in New Bethlehem, PA, then in 1961 moved to the Jamestown (NY) Sun and in 1962 continued sales with the Jamestown Morning Star. Then in 1963 Frank continued newspaper sales with the Warren Times-Mirror, which later became the Warren Times Observer, retiring in 1987. Shortly thereafter Frank took up automobile sales with two different local dealerships, followed by employment with the Blair Co., retiring in 1994.

Frank is survived by a son, Frank X. Bauer, III, and a daughter, Nancy M. Bauer, 3 sisters – Mrs. William (Martina) Huefner of Clarion, PA, Mrs. Edward (Evelyn) Kearney Jr. of Erie, PA, Mrs. Chester (Geraldine) McMillen of Summerville, PA, and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy M. (DeStefano) Bauer, whom he married on November 22, 1956 in Warren, PA, also an infant sister and brother and three brothers – Alvin, Robert and Charles and a sister, Madeline.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be conducted at 2:00PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to Mass at the church. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Pitt-Bradford Excells At Enrolling & Graduating Low Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education issued a report yesterday, which highlights those public and private institutions that excel at enrolling and graduating low-income students. Pitt-Bradford was on that list. 

Details are available in this article from The Washington Post:

Bridge Project on I-180 in Williamsport Begins Next Week


Montoursville – A multi-year, multi-bridge project on Interstate 180 in the City of Williamsport is set to begin next week.

Work includes placing a new deck on the bridge over the Lycoming Valley Railroad tracks as well as widening the eastbound lanes of I-180 bridge over Maynard Street and the placement of a new concrete deck. This widening is necessary to maintain two travel lanes during construction.

Additionally, the westbound off-ramp to Maynard Street and eastbound on-ramp from Maynard Street to I-180 will be milled and resurfaced. This work also includes replacement of lighting and sign structures.
This project will require long-term traffic shifts on the interstate in both directions.

In preparation for those shifts, work on Monday and Tuesday next week includes the removal of rumble strips in both directions on the interstate. There will be lane restrictions during this work.

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. is the prime contractor on this $6.6 million project. Work is expected to be completed in June of 2017.

Michelle Lynn Inch, 32, of Montoursville, PA

Michelle Lynn Inch
Michelle Lynn Inch

32 year-old, Michelle Lynn Inch of Montoursville, PA went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Michelle was born on Thursday, February 8, 1984 in Williamsport, PA. She was the daughter of Gary W. and Linda J. (Robbins) Inch, who loved her greatly.

Michelle was a life-long member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montoursville. She was also a 2003 graduate of the Montoursville High School and she eceived an associate’s degree in massage therapy from Mt. Nittany School of Massage. At the time of her passing Michelle was employed with the Caregivers of America in Williamsport, PA.

Michelle always enjoyed “hanging out” with her friends, she was an avid reader and liked fishing and being outdoors.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Christopher Inch of Montoursville, two nephews, Jonah and Connor and one niece, Reese,. Michelle is also survived by aunts and uncles, Nancy E. and Richard G. Thursby of Montoursville, Larry A. Robbins of South Carolina and Connie J. Turner of Montoursville, as wel as, cousins, Alex (Andrea) Turner of Williamsport, Robert (Jennifer) Thursby of Ralston, and Christie (Kevin) Fry of South Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Donald L. and Jean C. Robbins and Herman E. and Peg Inch.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 369 Broad St. Montoursville. Visitation will be followed by a memorial service to honor the life of Michelle at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville PA 17754 or Caregivers America 911 Westminster Drive #5 Williamsport, PA 17701.


WELLSBORO—Untapped," a free Deane Little Beans program for youth ages 5 to 12 years old, will be Thursday, April 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Snacks will be provided.

Join Michelle Huynh for "Untapped," a rhythmic introduction to tap dancing, percussion dance and movement but without the use of tap shoes. "The children do not need any experience to participate and do not need to wear dance clothes either," said Huynh. "They should wear closed toe shoes like sneakers or boots but not flip flops or sandals."

Huynh has been teaching dance for the past 19 years. She gives dance lessons through Michelle's Studio of Tap at the Deane Center in Wellsboro.

For more information about this free program or to register, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.


A painting of a rooster on a large wooden cheese box by Karen Wolford will be among the items created by members of the Pine Creek Decorative Artists on display during the opening reception of the group's exhibit at the Gmeiner.
WELLSBORO—Sunday, April 3, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Pine Creek Decorative Artists exhibit will open with a reception and refreshments at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

During the Sunday reception, members of the Pine Creek Decorative Artists will be available to talk about their work with visitors.

Among the items in the colorful display will be decorative paintings in tole, folk art and Early American styles in oils, acrylics and watercolors on canvas and on functional objects, such as baskets, tins and slate, as well as plates, ornaments and jewelry. Most of the displayed pieces will be for sale with prices ranging from $10 and up.
Karen Wolford, a member of the Pine Creek Decorative Artists, did this painting of a winter scene. It and other items will be on display during the opening reception of the group's exhibit at the Gmeiner.

As a special tribute, some of the artwork created by Anne Tompkins, a founding member of the group, will also be included in this exhibit. She passed away on February 12.

The exhibit will remain on display at the Gmeiner from 2 to 5 p.m. daily Monday, April 4 through Sunday, April 24. Admission is free.

The Pine Creek Decorative Artists is one of 300 chapters affiliated with the Society of Decorative Painters, a global organization. The Society’s goal is to promote appreciation for decorative painting in the tradition of tole painting on tin and wooden utensils, objects and furniture; the folk art styles of many countries, such as Norway, Sweden, Germany, Russia, England and Mexico; and facets of Early American decorative painting, such as stenciling, faux finishing, bronzing, gold leafing, country painting, theorem and graining.

Formed 14 years ago in January of 2002, the Pine Creek Decorative Artists has nine members from Tioga, Lycoming and Union counties. Every two years, members showcase their artwork at the Gmeiner.

During their regular meetings at the Gmeiner, members teach each other their techniques and have weekend seminars with outside instructors.

The members also give back to the community via service projects. Past projects have included teaching Girl Scouts to paint, donating painted items to Haven, the Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, Goodies For Our Troops and the Relay For Life Of Tioga County. They also sponsor a student to attend a summer art camp every year.

Officers include: President Mary Jean Braddock, First Vice President Penny Newcomer, Second Vice President Yvette Finkele, Secretary Karen Wolford and Treasurer Mary Lou Wertz. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Yvette Finkele at 1-443-370-0663 or Sheryl Cobb at 570-265-8028.

The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center welcomes visitors seven days a week. Admission is free. For more information, call 570-724-1917.

Siamese Kitten Lost on Main St in Roulette

Missing in Roulette a small Siamese kitten she has been missing for a few hours. She has extra toes on her front paws. Very friendly if you have seen her or have her please call 814-544-9004 or make a comment or send an email to Solomons Words. She is loved very much and I miss her terrible. Cynthia Jones. She answers to the name Millie she is not wearing a collar.

$100.00 Reward 

High School Art Students to Honor “Five Years in Heaven” Star & Artist Sister Augustine with “The Gussie Tribute Collection” Opening Event and Sale at ECCOTA Gallery on April 1

Ridgway, PA ~ On Friday, April 1, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Elk County Council on the Arts Gallery (237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA) will host the opening event and sale for “The Gussie Tribute Collection,” a limited edition of abstract ceramic bowls inspired by the late Sister Augustine and created by art students at Ridgway Area High School under the direction of teacher Rich Skellen and guest-curated by John Schlimm. The event is free and open to the public. Each of the bowls will be available for $12.00, accompanied by a special tag of provenance, and will also include a complimentary ticket to the ECCOTA “Feed the Arts Soup Benefit” (April 7). All proceeds from the sale of the bowls will benefit the ongoing efforts at ECCOTA.

In January, Skellen began working with his art students to study Sister Augustine’s most famous series, her nearly 500 abstract “Gussie’s Special” bowls and vases, which she created using mostly leftover paint in her ceramics studio at St. Joseph Monastery during the last five years of her life, from ages 87 to 92. Working in both their in-school art studio and at Brockway Center for Arts & Technology, the students were challenged to create their own inspired versions and interpretations of Sister Augustine’s “Gussie’s Specials” for “The Gussie Tribute Collection.”

“Ridgway Area High School is excited to be a partner in celebrating Sister Augustine's life and career as an Elk County artist who had her heart in the Arts for almost forty-five years,” Skellen said. “The students have enjoyed crafting bowls inspired by Sister’s signature Gussie’s Special ceramics. The Gussie Tribute Collection project has been a wonderful learning opportunity for the students to merge Elk County culture with the importance of ceramics as a technology we often take for granted.”

Sister Augustine and her “Gussie’s Specials” have recently gained national and international attention with of the release of Schlimm’s best-selling memoir, “Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions,” which inspired a global social media movement that has reached nearly five million people worldwide. And earlier this year, ECCOTA honored Sister Augustine posthumously with its “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

“Sister Augustine would be so thrilled to see students carrying on the spirit of her work in this special way,” Schlimm said. “For the many people who never had the chance to get a Gussie’s Special or for those would like to now add something uniquely spectacular to their Sister Augustine collection, these incredible students have created small masterpieces that will be treasured for generations to come just like the original Gussie’s Specials.”

“The Gussie Tribute Collection” event comes on the heels of last fall’s “Unfinished Works Collection by Sister Augustine” where 200 clayware works left unfinished by Sister Augustine in her studio at the time of her passing sold out in 20 minutes.

For nearly 45 years, from 1964 to 2008, Sister Augustine transformed simple clayware into unique pieces of artwork. From her humble four-room studio and shop that she started on the grounds of St. Joseph Monastery—the oldest Benedictine convent in the United States, this self-taught artist quietly worked, full-time and over-time, 6 days a week. Even when she was 92 years old.

During her lifetime, Sister Augustine created a prolific body of work, which has been collected by people throughout the country and around the world. There is at least one of her Nativity sets in all 50 states, as well as in Japan, England, and Germany. Her other clayware pieces have travelled as far away as Central America, Africa, and even Russia.

Schlimm added, “Sister Augustine’s life and the work she has left behind speak to the very nature and spirit of art itself. Reflected in her brushstrokes, we find not only the story of the artist herself, but glimpses of the gifts, talents, and potential within ourselves. Now her story marches on through the heart and talent these art students have put into sharing The Gussie Tribute Collection with us.”

For more information about “The Gussie Tribute Collection” event, please contact the ECCOTA Gallery at 814-772-7051.

Coudersport Ambulance To North Hollow Road

At 2:24 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to North Hollow Road for a medical emergency.


Maj. James M. Piper II
BRADFORD, Pa. -- U.S. Air Force veteran and dentist Maj. James M. Piper II will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Commencement ceremony May 1 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

“We’re thrilled that Pitt-Bradford alumnus Dr. Jim Piper will return to his alma mater to inspire our graduates to follow their dreams and achieve success in their chosen fields,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford. “We’re very proud of Dr. Piper’s outstanding record of achievement and equally proud of his dedicated service to the wounded veterans from the Iraq war who sacrificed so much for our country.”

Before leaving the Air Force last year, Piper was the assistant director of maxillofacial prosthetics at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where he rebuilt eyes, ears and noses for wounded warriors, military retirees and dependents with conditions such as oral cancer.

To restore patients’ ability to eat, speak and drink normally, specialists like Piper take impressions of a patient, then hand shape prosthetics. “You have to think outside the box,” Piper said in a recruitment video while showing off his artistic abilities to fashion realistic irises and teeth. “You can’t just go by a textbook.”

A 2001 graduate of Pitt-Bradford and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Piper joined the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps in 2004. Assigned to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, he completed a residency in prosthodontics, a branch of dentistry dedicated to restoring and replacing teeth.

As a prosthodontic resident, Piper earned first place in the inaugural American Prosthodontic Society research competition.

After graduating from his residency in 2007 and passing requirements for board certification in prosthodontics, he joined the dental teaching staff at Offutt Air Base in Omaha, Neb., where he mentored recent dental graduates and trained them to perform advanced dental techniques. In 2009, he was named the Air Force’s Dental Educator of the Year.

In 2011, he returned to San Antonio on a fellowship to study maxillofacial prosthetics. He remained on the staff of the Air Force’s only prosthodontic residency program, where he published multiple scholarly articles on dental and facial reconstruction before resigning his commission last year to join Piedmont Dental Associates in Ferguson, N.C.

While at Pitt-Bradford, Piper played shortstop on the first baseball team coached by head baseball coach and athletic director Bret Butler. “He’s a dental surgeon and then some,” Butler said. “I’m just a very proud former coach to watch him play here and then excel as a dentist and give back to our soldiers.”

Piper and his wife, Shannon, have four children.

Huck Finn Fish Stories and Poems

Huck Finn Fish Stories and Poems: In honor of the opening of Trout Season and National Poetry Month, the S.W. Smith Memorial Library invites patrons in grades K-6 to write a fish story or a poem to bring into the library on or before Youth Mentored Trout Day, April 9, 2016. Stories and poems should fit on one page and are welcome to be accompanied by drawings and other artsy touches. Fish stories and poems will be put on a display in the library and on the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library Facebook page. Young patrons who participate will be given a fish-themed treat!

Welcoming Matthew Scott Brookens Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Montour County


​Montoursville – A multi-year, $30 million project continues next week with night work on Interstate 80 in Montour County.

From 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, to noon Thursday, March 31, prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. will remove pavement markings and placing new markings for a new traffic pattern in the westbound lanes. This work will be from the Columbia County line to the Route 54 Interchange.

There will be lane restrictions in place while this work is being performed.

This work is part of a $30 million reconstruction project on I-80 eastbound from Danville to the Columbia County line. The project includes 3.6 miles of reconstruction and bridge work in the eastbound lanes. The project also will include shoulder construction and bridge work in the westbound lanes in order to maintain two lanes of traffic in each direction for the majority of the time during construction.

Other parts of the project include concrete patching in the eastbound and westbound lanes from the Northumberland County line to the Danville interchange. Construction began in late 2015 and will be completed in the fall of 2018.

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

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced Dietary Aide