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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Oswayo Street

At 11:27 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to North Oswayo Street for a man ill.

Smethport Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 46 Near Galico Crossroad

At 10:40 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 46 near Galico Crossroad for a motor vehicle accident.
10:45 PM--All units hold in quarters except fire police. No injury, no entrapment.

5-7-2016 Recalls

La Autentica Foods, LLC Firm Recalls Meat Tamale Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
La Autentica Foods, LLC., a Hialeah, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 117,350 pounds of meat tamale products that may be adulterated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

 Washington Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products That May Be Undercooked
4 Frendz, LLC., a Clarkston, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky products due to under-processing and potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products.

Coudersport Ambulance And Als Dispatched to Dutch Hill Rd. For A MVA

At 4:49 PM on Saturday Coudersport Ambulance and ALS Dispatched to Dutch Hill Rd for a MVA possibly  2 injuries. Vehicle in ditch.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Ceres Township

At 2:56 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Ceres Township for a medical emergency.

Teenage Girl Dies As A Result Of Crash In Centerville, NY, Driver Seriously Injured

SP Amity – Fatal accident in Centerville, NY

On May 7, 2016 at 1:04 am, a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt traveling south on Dow Road in the Town of Centerville lost control and struck a utility pole.

The vehicle had a total of five occupants all with injuries. The operator Thomas R. Marion, 21, of Caneadea, NY was seriously injured in the collision and is in being treated. One of the passengers, Jasmine R. Uveino-Braymiller, 15, of Portageville, NY was fatally injured.

This incident is still under investigation to determine the cause of the collision and if alcohol was a factor.

Sweden Valley Manor honored their Volunteers

Sweden Valley Manor honored their Volunteers this afternoon with a Paint and Sip at the Environmental Center in Genesee. Close to 25 of the over 40 volunteers enjoyed an afternoon of painting, wine, berry infused beverages as well as dessert.

In addition to the individual volunteers, numerous community groups volunteer their time and talent to Sweden Valley Manor throughout the year.

We want to thank all our Volunteers for giving their time and friendship.

Linda Mohler Rohrer was the art instructor for the event.

Tolle Named Educator of the Year

Penn State DuBois Instructor of Mathematics John Tolle receives the Educator of the Year Award from DEF President Carrie Wood and Chancellor Melanie Hatch.
DuBOIS – Penn State DuBois Instructor in Mathematics John Tolle has been named the DuBois Educational Foundation Educator (DEF) of the Year. He received the award during commencement ceremonies at DuBois Country Club Friday Night. Nominations for the award come from the students themselves, and each year the DEF presents the award to a full-time Penn State DuBois faculty member who has made a difference in the lives of students.

Tolle was presented the award by DEF President Carrie Wood. She explained that the winner of the award is chosen based upon the number and quality of student submissions. She went on to share some of things students said of Tolle in their nominations.

"His nominations cite his ability to clearly explain incredibly complicated mathematical concepts to make his difficult classes manageable. His lecturing style of writing concepts out in words allows students to grasp the information on a deeper level than if he simply taught with numbers and symbols. He doesn’t tolerate simply going through a set of memorized or rehearsed steps in order to get an answer. By requiring students to verbalize their reasoning in their homework, Dr. Tolle encourages deeper thinking, and therefore, deeper understanding of the material," Wood said.

She went on to explain the appreciation students have for Tolle's personal approach, saying, "His conversational style and ability to incorporate humor into his lectures makes the class engaging and even enjoyable for students. Dr. Tolle’s availability and approachability makes it easy for students to strike up a conversation when they see him around campus. He is always willing to offer advice to students about coursework or their career goals."

Tolle also heads the campus Honors Program. He has taught at Penn State DuBois since 2008. He has twice donated his hair during the annual THON hair auction in order to raise money for THON, the Penn State Dance Marathon that supports children and their families who are battling pediatric cancer.

Marion H. Wilson, 80, of 2446 Genesee Mills Rd., North Bingham, PA

Marion H. Wilson

Marion H. Wilson, 80, of 2446 Genesee Mills Rd., North Bingham, PA, died May 5, 2016 at Jones Memorial Hospital. 

She was born July 28, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Krynski) Helmar.

She attended school in lived most of her life, in the Fish Town section of Philadelphia, and also was later married to Edward Wilson.

Marion was a former Bell Telephone Operator, later a housewife, spending 78 years of her life in Fish Town Philadelphia Area.

She was a talented artist, loved to take trips, enjoyed reading, and taking walks.

Marion was a former member of St. Ann’s Senior Citizens and the Lutheran Settlement House of Philadelphia.

She is survived by a son, Edward Wilson of North Bingham, Pa., and a brother, Robert Helmar.

She was predeceased by her husband, parents and a sister, Katherine Donnarumma.

Friends and family will be received at the Howard’s Funeral Home, 931 Maple Ave., Whitesville, N.Y. on Monday (May 9, 2016) from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at the Genesee Catholic Church on Monday (May 9, 2016) at 5 p.m.

Interment will be at the North Bingham Cemetery Tuesday (May 10, 2016) at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Yo's Kids


Every person who swallows a pill, puts a needle in their arm or smokes a joint is someone’s child.

One local woman is working to make sure the young children of today engage in healthy activities that steer them away from bad habits, including using drugs.

Yo’s Kids was started this past March by Yolanda Colts to give local youth an outlet for their energies during down time and steer them to make right choices in their lives.

“Our goal is to provide an environment for kids that supports having fun. We are not in competition with other established programs, but seek to provide another outlet for the natural energy of our local youth,” she said.

The group tries to meet every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., usually at Callahan Park.

Colts said children of all ages are welcome.

Activities are geared toward the age groups that are at a given event, but are mostly sports and games such as football, kickball, tag and bowling. While organizers originally targeted pre-teens and teenagers for this initiative, the outpouring of interest from the community has led them to the point where we will not turn away any child who wants to be part of Yo’s Kids.
With the younger children, we expect that at least one parent or guardian will also participate in the event. And for the younger set, activities might also be something simple such as blowing bubbles or coloring.

“As long as they agree to participate in a drug-free gathering and do not disrupt the intended activities,” she said. “So far, it's been great.”
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The concept of the group is quite simple – kids get together and play games. Sometimes those adults who attend join in. Sometime during their time together, they break to have something to eat and drink.

The purpose of the group has a deeper meaning.

“We hear over and over that there is nothing for kids to do in this town that does not cost a ton of money,” Colts said. “Playing in the park is free, and we've been lucky to get some donations for beverages and lunches.

“We hope that Yo's Kids will provide a safer alternative to those who might otherwise resort to recreational drug use.”

And having been from Bradford, Colts knows what is like to group up in rural Pennsylvania and the temptations that are there.

“Like a lot of people, I've done some experimenting with drugs, and as someone who had dealt with substance abuse in the past, I think I know a little bit about what I'm steering these kids away from,” the Bradford native said.

Currently, about six to 12 kids show up, but Colts hopes that number will grow.
“Ultimately, it would be tremendous if we could get whole families to participate and make it more like a town-wide get-together. Then, both kids and adults can work together to make Bradford a better place to grow up.”

Colts said that while there seemed to me a lot of interest in the group, it has dropped off. There has also been couple of instances when they have been warned to stop the group, but that has not stopped them from offering a safe alternative for kids.

Tracy Skillman, Pam Taylor, and Staci Pomroy have been involved since the beginning. Others have also pitched in and donated or made suggestions. They welcome other participants and adults to take part.

Kane, Jones Township Dispatched To Crash On Buena Vista HIghway

A 1:41 AM on Saturday, Kane Rescue & Engine dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Rt. 321 South of Kane in Jones Township. Jones Township is also responding.
Chief 6 reports no one in the vehicle. One male possibly in the nearby woods. 
1:48 AM--Kane Recalled

Centerville & Fillmore, NY, Dispatched To Crash On Dow Road in Centerville

At 1:08 AM on Saturday, Centerville & Fillmore Fire Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash with a pole down and 4 patients. 2 are reported entrapped and unresponsive, the other 2 are reported out of the vehicle. The location is on Dow Road between County Road 3 and 36. 
Mutual Aid ambulances, Houghton & Pike Fire Rescue dispatched to assist. 
Helicopters have been dispatched to Centerville fire hall landing zone.

Over 5 Million Pounds Of Fully Cooked Chicken Products Recalled Because Of Extraeous Metal Crap

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 5,176,844 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

State Police Warning About Fake IRS Calls

5-7 Coudersport Baseball Softball Kick Off

5-7 Coudersport Baseball Softball Kick Off

Reserve Your Table At The Laurelwood Steakhouse For Full Service Dining On Mom's Day


Sweden Valley Manor InCoudersport Seeking Experienced Dietary Aide

64th Annual Ham & Leek Smorgasbord Saturday, May 7 In Germania, PA

Health Care Reform Seminar Set For Monday, May 9th At Coudersport Public Library

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking LPN'S

Blueberry Hill Farm Has Hanging Baskets For Mothers Day; Open Today Through Sunday 10 to 6

Maple Bake Sale Goodies For Sale At Potter-Tioga Maple Festival

Here's a sample list of our handmade maple baked goods we are selling at our "Maple Bake Sale" this Saturday, May 7th at the Potter-Tioga 50th Maple Festival in Coudersport. 

Come visit us on Main Street in front of the Northern Tier Abstract office building. All the maple ingredients are from local maple producers!!!

Thanks for your support,
Amy Brown (814) 203-0676
Roulette Township Bicentennial Fundraising Committee

maple cream pies
maple cheese cake
maple bread pudding
maple bacon pretzel sticks
maple cupcakes with bacon garnish
maple chocolate chip cookies
maple peanut butter no bake cookies
maple chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies
maple fudge
maple cream cheese candies
maple sugar cookies
maple kettle corn
maple carrot bread
maple leaf crispies
baked apple pies
Other items also available:
Pumpkin Bread
Spiced Cranberry Pound Cake
Brownies / Cream Cheese frosting
Chocolate no-bakes
Peanut Butter no-bakes

Coming to Sweden Valley Inn on May 7th from 11am-3pm

Amber Neefe-Fowler, owner of Sweden Valley Inn, is having a #Handmade Maker’s Market on the patio of Sweden Valley Inn. She is hoping to have them throughout the summer, with each one featuring local artisans and craftsmen selling their items. They will be presenting their works on the patio; or inside in inclement weather.

Artisans for the first event coming May 7th will be: Amber Neefe-Fowler with her hand stamped metal jewelry, Caroline Powers with a variety of stenciled and hand-painted signs, T-Shirts and more, Kristin Russell with prints, matchbook notebooks, original paintings and small sculptures, and Elaine Russell with her sterling gemstone jewelry and Eco-Friendly craft items.

Also available will be wine and beer tasting selections!

Sweden Valley Inn is located at 1305 East 2nd Street/ US Route 6 East outside of Coudersport.

We hope to see you there!

Ulysses Township In Potter County, PA Seeking Full Time Road Worker

Bradford Ecumenical Home Is Currently Hiring RN's, LPN's & CNA's

50th Annual Potter-Tioga Maple Festival Friday & Saturday In Coudersport

Karen Cahilly Esq. To Address Caregiver Support Group May 10 At Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport

Oswayo Valley Rod & Gun Club Annual Adult Fishing Derby May 14, 2016

Lakeview Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Seeking A Director Of Nursing In Smethport, PA

Sweden Valley Manor Celebrating National Nursing Home Week May 6-12

Firestone Forge is pleased to announce a special event on Saturday, May 7th

Friday, May 6, 2016

Olean Police Street Crimes Unit arrested three people for selling drugs

The Olean Police Street Crimes Unit arrested three people for selling drugs here in the City today between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m..

Amanda Nenno, age 33 who resides at 219 East oak St. Olean was arrested at her residence for selling Oxycodone which is a powerful prescription pain killer.Nenno was charged with Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree and also Criminal Sale of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, both B Felonies.

Chelsea M. Lyons, age 26 who gave an address of 512 Wayne St. Olean, was arrested on W. Sullivan Street Olean for selling Heroin along with a Co-Defendant Bryant L. Galmer, age 28 currently residing at the Willard correctional facility. 

Both Bryant and Lyons were charged with Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and Criminal Sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. 

 Bryant will be brought back to the Olean Police Station for processing at a later date. Lyons and Nenno were transported to the Cattaraugus County Jail pending arraignment in County Court. 

All arrests are a result of several months investigation by the Street Crimes Unit and also the Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Rieman who presented these cases to a Cattaraugus County Grand Jury.

It Seems Everyone Is Getting These Fake IRS Calls; Hang Up On Them, They Are Scammers

Olean General Hospital honors nurses

Pictured, from left, are Barb Kottwitz, LPN, Outstanding LPN Award; David Welch, Outstanding Nurse Assistant/Technician; Jack Bright, RN, Nurse of Distinction Award; Drs. Naheed and Ahmad Hilal and Katie Blocher, RN, Outstanding RN Award.

Olean General Hospital honored its nursing staff during the 14th annual Hilal Nursing Recognition Program May 6 in conjunction with the hospital’s National Nurses Week activities.

This event has been sponsored since 2005 by Drs. Ahmad and Naheed Hilal as an expression of their profound appreciation of the important work that nurses perform on a daily basis. The event honors a Nurse of Distinction, an Outstanding RN and LPN and an Outstanding Nurse Assistant/Technician at OGH. The hospital presented its Nurse of Distinction Award to Jack Bright, RN. Katie Blocher, RN, received the Outstanding RN, Barb Kottwitz, LPN, was named Outstanding LPN, and David Welch was selected as Outstanding Nurse Assistant/Technician.

“We congratulate Jack, Katie, Barb, and David for their outstanding performance,” said Timothy J. Finan, president and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System and Olean General Hospital. “These nurses each demonstrate exemplary leadership, compassion, and dedication. We thank them, and all of our nurses, for helping our hospital fulfill its mission of providing excellent care to those we serve.”

“The Hilal Nursing Recognition Program, where we honor our most distinguished nurses, is the highlight of our National Nurses Week celebration at Olean General Hospital,” said Jeff Zewe, senior vice president and chief operating officer, OGH. “Amid the fast paced hospital environment, we often don’t have the opportunity to take the time to reflect on all the good our nurses do. The Hilal reception is a great time to acknowledge and celebrate the difference that Olean General Hospital nurses make in our community.”“We are very proud of our nurses and the hard work and dedication that they give our patients every day,” said Denise O’Neil, director, patient care services, OGH.

Nominees for the 2016 Nurse of Distinction Award included Shannon Barr, Jack Bright, Morgan Owens, Barb Walker, and Cindy Wickstrom. Nominees for the Outstanding RN included Katie Blocher, Anne Burke, Monica Knight, Andrea Mallery, Clara McGinnis, Micki Orcutt, Sue Schultz-Schena, Julie Schweikart, Bethany Territor, Lisa Watkins, and Melissa Webb. Nominees for Outstanding LPN included Patty Arakelian, Barb Kottwitz, Sharyl Palmeri, Ellen Rix, Bev Ryan, and Scott Stout. Nominees for Outstanding Nurse Assistant/Technician were Judy Haight, Diane Harvey, Tabitha Martial, David Welch, and Jackie Woods.

Lucille R. Ishman, 67, formerly of Lafayette and Bradford, PA

Lucille R. Ishman

Lucille R. Ishman, 67, formerly of Lafayette and Bradford, PA, passed away, Friday May 6, 2016 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Shinglehouse Ambulance To South Mill Street

At 5:28 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to South Mill Street for a medical emergency.

Bradford Dispatched To Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident

At 4:48 PM on Friday, Bradford Emergency Services have been dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in front of the Hotel Holley on Davis Street.

Mysteries of Liquid: A Review by William J. Granche

If you think you know water coloring, the chances are, you don't, not until you've seen “The Mysteries of Liquid”, an assembly of thirty water color paintings by Grover Slater on display at the Elk County Council on the Arts. Located at 237 Main Street, Ridgway, the exhibit opening was held on April 22nd. If you missed it, the good news is that the showing will last until May 21st. Take advantage of the delight, and visit the gallery from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Monday, 11 A. M. until 7 P. M. Wednesday - Friday or during afternoon hours on Saturdays.

In the arts, stagnation is death, while the real artist grows, evolves, finds new ways to express his medium focusing on varied subjects. Grover Slater is evolving. Where at one time, he had focused on presenting splashes of colors, some so bright, sunglasses couldn't mute them, this collection features solid colors so pronounced that they jolt the senses and produce a “seem that we've been there effect.” We not only see but hear “The Amish Boy” commanding his horse, the wagon wheels rumbling through his field into dusk. We feel the chill of winter in our bones in “Blue Snow Barn”, and we anticipate the launch, the flapping expanse of wings from the “Rose Spoonbill.”

Slater's paintings present the entire spectrum of the color wheel. In “Hollyhocks”, they merge while in others like, “Cupola Barn,” color meets and shape with substance. Slater's paintings demonstrate conscience and caution of an awareness regarding how warm colors and cool colors in the same piece may meet yet deliver a clean effect.

Color schemes intentionally compliment in “Gold Arches” and “Pink Shutters” to produce and accent colors. They influence the viewer, maybe produce a nostalgic illusion, a mood while the colors maintain their values. They merge and enhance the harmony and build on the relationship of the colors that have been chosen.

One need not be a connoisseur of art or a critic to appreciate “The Mysteries of Liquid.” Visit and look at the paintings, appreciate the varied subjects, the “stilled life” captured on paper and framed under glass. It's understood how one might be shocked by the reminiscence produced. Be open to the opportunity to see from the artist's point of view. A moment's refection on the subject will be it's own reward.

Night Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Montour County

Montoursville – A multi-year, $30 million project continues next week on Interstate 80 in Montour County with work in the westbound lanes Monday through Thursday nights.
Work on I-80 westbound will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday nights and be completed at 7 a.m. each of the following mornings.

The westbound passing lane will be closed from mile 223 to mile 229 while the contractor places subbase stone and installs drains.

The contractor will be off the highway for the weekend by 7 a.m. Friday.

This work is part of 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.


Sam Mellon

BRADFORD, Pa. -- Sam Mellon, a doctoral student at the University of Rochester studying physics and astronomy, will speak next week at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Mellon’s talk, “Finding New Worlds: The Search for Exoplanets,” will take place at 7 p.m. May 12 in Fisher Hall 107. It is sponsored by the Division of Physical and Computational Sciences.

Mellon’s talk will be a scientific history for a general audience about the nature of light, what can be learned from it and how astronomers go about looking for exoplanets.

“The field of detecting and characterizing exoplanets has boomed in the past decade,” Mellon said. Exoplanets are those found outside our own solar system. “The number of exoplanets known has inflated from a couple to 2,000. We have only begun to scratch the surface of this field, and we are only beginning to detect large numbers of Earth-sized exoplanets.”

He will also talk about the use of telescopes for detecting exoplanets and the techniques used during discoveries he has been involved in.

Mellon is a 2011 graduate of Bradford Area High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics with a minor in music at Westminster College in New Wilmington. He earned an honorable mention in 2013 and 2014 from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

He has worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, N.M., on observing rare types of stars. He is in the first year of a Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester.

“My thesis project is still on the drawing board,” he said, “but will likely be in the area of circumplanetary ring systems and exomoons.”

 Photo courtesy of Sam Mellon.


Hilltop Fire Dept. Dispatched To A Vehicle Fire

At 3:14 PM on Friday, Hilltop Fire Department has been dispatched to a vehicle fire in the 3800 block of Rt. 646.
3:21--Smethport dispatched to assist.

St. Marys Dispatched To Outside Fire

At 3:10 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 1055 Decker Run Road for an outside fire. Electric lines are reported down in the area.

The Gerhart Family Sells Paul’s Motel

Established by Paul and Ruth Gerhart 43 years ago, Paul’s Motel will now have new owners.

Coudersport, PA: After 43 years, the family-owned business, Paul’s Motel has been sold to new owners. Originally owned by Paul and Ruth Gerhart, Paul’s Motel has become a staple in the town of Coudersport. 

In 1973, Paul and Ruth Gerhart moved to Coudersport from Trumbauersville, PA after purchasing Paul’s Motel, once known as Howell’s. The local property incorporates a house, motel rooms, a service station and a store. 

After the passing of Paul and Ruth Gerhart, the business was passed on to their sons and daughters who have continued to operate the business. The Gerharts include: Robert Gerhart, Nancy Trumbauer, Butch Gerhart, Alice Sames, Michael Gerhart, Pamela Andrus, Jeffrey Gerhart, Melody Moses, Deborah Cline, James Gerhart, and Christine Rees.

 “It’s been a pleasure serving Coudersport through our family business. We are very thankful for the many years of support from our local community,” said Deborah Cline. 

The new owners are expected to take over the property by the end of this month. 

An estate auction will take place on Saturday, May 21st starting at 10AM at Paul’s Motel, 513 East 2nd St. Coudersport, PA 16915. For more information about the state auction, please visit

Catherine Ann Dunmire, 67, of 80 Boylston Street, Bradford, PA

Catherine Ann Dunmire
Catherine Ann Dunmire

Catherine Ann Dunmire, 67, of 80 Boylston Street, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 23, 1948, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Carl A. and Margaret Ann (Clarissen) Reynolds, Sr.

On August 11, 1977, she married Vyrl "Lee" Dunmire, who died, June 21, 2014.

She attended the Blaisdell Foundation for Schooling and then Public High School. After high school she worked for the Bradford Hospital in the lab, and later at Futures for 20 years.

Cathy enjoyed playing bingo and word search games. She especially loved her cat "Pinky".

Surviving is a sister, Debbie (Clifford) Anthony, two brothers, David Reynolds and Chris Reynolds all, of Bradford, a half sister, Jane Atwater, of Delevan, NY, a half brother, Larry Reynolds, of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Carl Reynolds, Jr., Paul Reynolds, and Neill Reynolds, one great niece, Ava Schlopy and one great nephew, Aiden Davis.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Patrick J. Cox, pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be made at

Road Work at Lantz Corners Pushed to Next Week

Bradford, PA – A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) road improvement project for McKean and Potter counties got underway recently. The project will bring improvements across more than 16 miles of road surfaces in the two counties and provide smoother, safer travel for regional motorists. Both counties will see additional improvements in the form of more than 45 miles of roadway sealcoating.

This week, crews performed milling and paving on Route 246 from the Route 646/246 intersection to the village of Prentiss Vale. Milling and paving work at the Route 219/Route 6 intersection at Lantz Corners has been postponed until next week. That work is now expected to take place Monday through Wednesday, May 9 through 11, weather permitting.

Work on ADA ramps in Smethport and Kane is expected to begin over the next month and continue for two to three weeks, until completed.

Work zones feature a daylight alternating traffic pattern, controlled by flaggers in the roadway. Short travel delays should be expected.

Work includes milling and resurfacing, along with base repair and drainage improvements. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $5 million job, which is expected to finish by the end of September.

PennDOT will issue updates on work locations for this project as progress allows. Drivers are reminded to use caution in all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Sweden Valley Manor Celebrating National Nursing Home Week May 6-12

Roulette Ambulance To Horseshoe Court

At 11:03 AM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Horseshoe Court for a medical emergency.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, May 06, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol

Resolution to Halt Oil, Gas Regulations Advances 

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The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has approved a concurrent resolution to stop the implementation of regulations impacting the oil and gas industry because they were developed and adopted illegally.

The process by which these regulations were developed is, by far, the most extreme example of bureaucratic overreach I have ever seen. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) virtually ignored a 2014 state law requiring regulations for the conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries to be adopted separately, and it has also ignored a Supreme Court ruling striking down portions of Act 13 of 2012 on which DEP based some of its proposals.

Allowing these flawed regulations to move forward despite being developed outside the law would set a dangerous precedent, both for the regulatory process and the most basic separation of powers.

To read more about the issue, click here.

Students Would No Longer Be Budget Pawns

As lawmakers work toward adoption of a 2016-17 state budget, the House Education Committee voted this week to approve two bills designed to protect students and schools in the event of another budget impasse.

House Bill 1159 would establish the Emergency Basic Education Subsidy Fund in the State Treasury to allow schools to continue to receive funding based on the prior year’s appropriation if a new budget is not enacted by Aug. 15 of each calendar year. The bill is designed to prevent school districts from having to borrow funds or even shut their doors due to a lack of state funding.

House Bill 1706 would require the Department of Education to provide funds for nonpublic schools for the purchase of non-reusable workbooks if a state budget is not enacted by July 15 of any calendar year.

Both bills were sent to the full House for consideration.

Boosting Work Experience for High School Students with Disabilities

The state House has unanimously approved legislation to help ensure young people with disabilities have the opportunity to become productive members of the workforce and gain independence.

House Bill 400 would require the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) to facilitate the process of job and career development between local education agencies and employers to ensure the successful transition of high school students with disabilities into competitive, integrated employment.

More specifically, the bill would require the OVR to prepare students with disabilities for internships, on-the-job training and full and part-time employment in an integrated work environment. It would also provide placement assistance and job coaching.

The bill now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.

Veterans Assistance Available Next Week
Attention Bradford area veterans…on Monday, May 9, Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Bradford office, 78 Main St., first floor, from 1-3 p.m. Davis is available to assist with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. No appointments are necessary.

For information about future veterans outreach dates and locations, click here

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Fox Township Dispatched To Motor Vehicle Crash

At 9:50 AM on Friday, Fox Township Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 3 vehicle accident at Route 948 & Irishtown Road. 3 patients reported out of the vehicles.


05/05/2016 05:14 PM EDT
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today announced the voluntary recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).
05/05/2016 05:14 PM EDT
TreeHouse Foods, Inc.(NYSE: THS) today amended certain information regarding the products it recalled yesterday. TreeHouse yesterday announced the voluntary recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower seeds.
05/05/2016 09:05 PM EDT
Pita Pal Foods, LP of Houston, Texas is recalling Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad and Chipotle Quinoa Salad because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
05/05/2016 07:12 PM EDT
Hickory Harvest Foods, under advice from its sunflower kernel supplier, SunOpta, is recalling a limited number of products that have the potential to be contaminated with Usteria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
05/06/2016 09:33 AM EDT
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Elijah James "EJ" Niklas, 23, of Mill Street, Port Allegany, PA formerly of Pierce Brook

Elijah James "EJ" Niklas
Elijah James "EJ" Niklas

PORT ALLEGANY - Elijah James "EJ" Niklas, 23, of Mill Street, formerly of Pierce Brook, passed away Tuesday (May 3, 2016).

Born Nov. 12, 1992, in St. Marys, a son of James Armour Marsh and Judi Dunkle Niklas.

EJ was a 2011 graduate of Smethport High School. He was a lifelong resident of Pierce Brook. He had been employed as an equipment operator for Duffy's Inc. in East Smethport since high school.

EJ really enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and riding ATVs. He also enjoyed socializing with his friends.

Surviving are his parents, Cory and Judi VanGorder of Pierce Brook; his significant other with whom he resided, Jessica Baer; a daughter, Tessa Lynne Baer; his grandfather, Bill Dunkle of Kane; his grandmother, Carol VanGorder of Pierce Brook; four brothers, Jake Niklas of Kane, Cory VanGorder Jr. and Jordan VanGorder of Pierce Brook and Keith Myers of Smethport; six uncles, Bill (Nora) Dunkle, Tom Dunkle, Alex Marsh, Roger VanGorder and Mark VanGorder, and Kenny (Ellen) Bush; three aunts, Cari (Bill) Gross, Tayna (Perry) Tanner, and Melissa (Ron) Galentine; as well as many cousins.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Keith and Martha Marsh, Judith Dunkle, and Mark VanGorder.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Wally Mapes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice .

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