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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Experienced Dietary Aide Needed At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

PSA Healthcare Has Openings For RN's, LPN's & CNA's In Bradford, Roulette, Wellsboro, Rew, Ulysses, Emporium, Warren, Kane, Kersey, Force, St. Marys, Smethport, Eldred & Duke Center

Howard's Inc. Has Truckloads Of Kubotas & Husqvarnas Ready To Go & Ready To Mow!!

5-29/30 Hebron Community Yard Sale

Estate Auction June 4, 2016 On Main Street In Sinnemahoning, PA

Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Benefit For Anthony Duell Family Sunday At Coudersport Legion

5-22 Chicken & Biscuit Benefit

                 benefit will be running all day until food is gone

Busy Weekend For Port Allegany's Star Hose Company Firefighters

It was a busy week for Star Hose firefighters. Thursday at about 3:15 pm, Box 0333 was struck for the commercial structure fire at 2454 Route 155. Engine 33 arrived to find an advanced fire throughout the attic space of a large garage with numerous outside vehicles involved. A second alarm was called bringing several mutual aid units. The fire was under control within 30 minutes but firefighters remained on scene for two hours with extensive overhaul. 

Friday morning found the squad company on the road to another working fire in Roulette. First due Engine 46-2 had two rooms of fire in a single family residence. The squad assisted with overhaul. 

Units returned to quarters a short time later, but their day wasn't done. Rescue 38 and Squad 3 responded to a vehicle accident with injuries on Route 6 near Brooklynside Road just after 9:30 am. 

A call to assist the ambulance with a medical emergency at 5:30 pm and another vehicle accident with injuries at 9:45 pm finished out the day.

Corey Adam Starkweather, age 26, of Wellsboro, PA

Corey Adam Starkweather

Corey Adam Starkweather, age 26, of Wellsboro, PA passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 21, 2016. 

He was born February 3, 1990 in Wellsboro, PA a son of Alvin J. and Catherine (Goodwin) Starkweather. 

Corey worked as a tree trimmer for Jaflo Tree Care Center in Allentown, PA. He was a member of the Moose International Lodge 1147 of Wellsboro, the I.B.E.W. and the Wellsboro Veterans Club. Corey was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting with his brother, and fishing with his father.

Corey is survived by his parents, Alvin J. Starkweather (Inge) of Wellsboro; his mother, Catherine "Katy" Starkweather of Wellsboro; 2 brothers, Alvin "Luther" Starkweather of Blossburg, PA, Justin Bell of Auburn, NY; 2 sisters, Melissa (Shaun) Thomas of Mansfield, PA, and Sierra Starkweather of Wellsboro, PA; maternal grandfather, Duane Goodwin of Wellsboro; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Starkweather of Wellsboro; 4 nieces, Kassandra, Destiny, Lily and Desiree; 1 nephew, Aaden; his girlfriend, Kelsey Swan of Wellsboro; aunts, uncles and cousins; 3 best friends, Jarrett Stone and Josh Krout of Wellsboro; Robert Hurd "R.J." of Rochester, NY.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., located at 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 the funeral chapel with Rev. Jeff McCleary officiating. 

Memorial donations can be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses.

Firefighters Stop Structure Fire In Camp n Right Asaph Road Saturday

Maureen D. Nagle, 90, a longtime resident of Wellsville/Bolivar, NY

Maureen D. Nagle
Maureen D. Nagle

Wellsville, NY - Maureen D. Nagle, 90, a longtime resident of Wellsville, NY, , passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Manor Hills. 

She was born August 27, 1925 in Bolivar, the daughter of the late John P. and Elizabeth (Crelly) Dougherty. On October 15, 1947 in Bolivar she married William W. Nagle who predeceased her April 22, 2004.

Maureen was raised in Bolivar and was a 1943 graduate of Bolivar High School. She was a Cadet Nurse and trained as a Registered Nurse at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, while attending Canisius College. She was employed as a nurse in Olean, Wellsville, Buffalo, and was particularly proud of her service to the V.A. Hospital in the Bronx during WWII. She was the first woman in 45 years to hold public office in Bolivar, as a Trustee on the Village Board.

She is survived by four daughters, Crelly A. Nagle of Atlanta, GA, Mary John Nagle of Buffalo, Deirdre E. (Thomas) McElroy of Port Royal, PA and Maureen S. (Gary) Pickett of Atlanta, GA, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John F. and Richard A. Dougherty and one sister, Elizabeth Kornreich.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 pm at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bolivar. 

Please consider memorial donations to the David A. Howe Public Library or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit

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Coudersport Fire Dispatched To Smoke Investigation

At 10:29 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 305 South East Street for a smoke investigation.

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Annual Snake Hunt June 11 & 12, 2016

Bradford Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On West Washington Street

At 9:56 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Rescue & EMS are responding to West Washington Street in the vicinity of Pizza Hut for a 2 vehicle crash with multiple patients and no entrapment.

Jay Township Dispatched To Transformer Fire

At 9:38 PM on Saturday, Jay Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a transformer fire on Bennetts Valley Highway.

Tioga Fire Dept. Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash

At 9:14 PM on Saturday, Tioga Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Mitchell Creek Road for a 2 vehicle accident with one injury reported. Roadway is blocked.

Blossburg Dispatched For Search

At 9:00 PM on Saturday, Blossburg Fire Dept. has been dispatched with an ambulance to a search near 116 Brown Road in Ward Township. Report someone in the woods screaming for help.


COUDERSPORT, PA- The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York, the primary supplier of blood to Cole Memorial Hospital, is urging Coudersport community members to donate blood at their upcoming blood drive.

The drive will be held on Monday, May 23 in the IMAC Connector from noon until 5 p.m.
and is open to the community. No appointment is needed to save a life, however those interested are welcome to schedule an appointment online at Walk-ins are always welcome.

Now through September 17, all donors who complete two whole blood donations with Community Blood Bank will automatically receive 1,000 bonus points on their second donation during this timeframe. 1,000 points is equivalent to a $10 gift card on the Blood Bank’s point store, donors can choose from a variety of gift cards or can save their points for a bigger prize.

Individuals are eligible to give blood if it has been 56 days since their last donation; are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent); weigh at least 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo or body piercing in the past 12 months; are in good general health and do not have a cold or the flu. You must have a valid photo ID in order to register. Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good, solid meal and drink at least 18 oz. of water.

For additional information, parental consent forms or to find other upcoming blood drives, please visit or call (877) 842-0631.

Community Blood Bank partners with hospitals in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York to provide blood for patients in need. If you are at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. To learn more or to find a blood drive near you, visit or call 877-842-0631.



Clinton County Slip Up

Kane Dispatched For Commercial Fire Alarm At Country Fair

At 7:18 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Country Fair at 325 Biddle Street for a commercial fire alarm, reported to be electrical.

Anthony R. "Tony" Logue, 39, Belfast, NY

Anthony R. "Tony" Logue

Anthony R. "Tony" Logue, 39, of 7028 Shaller Rd., Belfast, NY,  passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016, as the result of an auto accident in the Town of Caneadea. 

Born, August 29, 1976 in Stewart Co. Memorial Hospital, FL, he was the son of Danny W and Linda E. Schultz Logue Sr.

Tony grew up in Friendship and was a graduate of Friendship Central School, class of 1994.
Shortly following graduation, he began his career of construction work, building and running heavy equipment. He was employed by various firms in Western NY including Zolatz Corp, in Mt Morris and at the present time, Wayne Enterprises Corp. in Shinglehouse, PA. where he was foreman on the job.

Tony enjoyed hunting, fishing, vacationing in FL, watching TV and spending time with friends and family.

He had attended the Bible Baptist church and was a member of the labor union.

Surviving are his father, Danny W. (Peggy) Logue Sr. of Cuba; Mother, Linda E. (Darren) Barber of Belfast; three sons, Caleb Logue of Bolivar, Tyson Logue of Cuba, and Dahmus Logue of Wellsville; a daughter, Samantha Logue of Wellsville; five brothers, Christopher Logue of Belfast, Eric (Michelle) Logue of Wellsville, Brad Barber of Belfast, Damon Logue of Franklinville, and Darius (Ashley) Duggan of Hamburg; two sisters, Jamie See of Arcade, and Krista Logue of Olean; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Tony was predeceased by a brother, Danny W. Logue Jr.

Friends may call Tuesday May 24, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast. Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Robert Mackmer, pastor of the Belfast Free Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Friendship.

Fire Marshal: Damages Over $300,000. In Postlewait Trucking Garage Fire

Three charged in Coudersport infant-for-cash scheme request reargument/reconsideration

Bradford Era

Three of the five defendants in an infant-for-cash scheme in Potter County have asked for reargument/reconsideration of a state Superior Court decision to reinstate the charges.

The charges were filed five years ago on May 20, 2011, and in that time they have been dismissed and reinstated twice.

Facing charges are Potter County attorney Jarett Smith; his former wife, Donna Albright; his brother and sister-in-law, Jerome and Eileen Smith; and the mother of the child in question, Krista Eveland.

Court records indicate that in April, Krista Eveland and Jerome and Eileen Smith applied for reargument/reconsideration in an appeal filed the Attorney General’s office. Read more....

Roger Gartside, Johns Island, SC

Roger Gartside

We have received word that Roger Gartside formerly of Coudersport Pa passed away Friday 5/20/16 in Charleston SC. Roger & Delores reside in Johns Island, South Carolina, a suburb of Charleston.

More details as they become available.

Whitesville, Independence Dispatched To Rollover Crash With Entrapment

At 5:00 PM on Saturday, Whitesville Fire and Independence Rescue with Medic 700 dispatched to a one car rollover crash with entrapment near 1669 County Road 22.

Bradford Dispatched For General Fire Alarm At Bradford Manor

At 3:48 PM on Saturday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to a general fire alarm at Bradford Manor.

Recalled. Resident pulled alarm accidentally.

Galeton, Wellsboro Dispatched To Structure Fire

At 2:57 PM on Saturday, Galeton & Wellsboro Fire Departments have been dispatched to a structure fire on the Right Asaph Road near Sand Run Road in Shippen Township. The fire is reported to be a camp.
3:05 PM--Middlebury & Chatham also dispatched to this fire call. 

At 3:39 PM--Coudersport Engine company to Galeton for standby.

3:44 PM--Fire is under control.

Liberty & Blossburg Dispatched To Structure Fire On Ogdensburg Road

At 2:16 PM on Saturday, Liberty & Blossburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to a structure fire at 3024 Ogdensburg Road in Union Township. Tankers are requested mutual aid.

Eldred Dispatched To Transformer Fire On North Branch Road

At 2:05 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Department has been dispatched to 278 North Branch Road for a transformer fire.

Coudersport Native Receives Doctor Of Physical Therapy Degree From Gannon

Area resident Evan Abplanalp graduated Saturday, May 7th from Gannon University with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. 

He is a 2009 graduate of Coudersport Area High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2013. 

Evan is the son of John and Lori Halquist Abplanalp from Coudersport and the grandson of Johnsonburg residents Henry and Laurabelle Halquist and the late Marilyn Halquist as well as the late Lester and Peggy Abplanalp. 

Evan has accepted a position at Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center in Jamestown, a large multi-faceted organization providing skilled nursing, assisted living and rehabilitation services to the western New York area.

David N. “Doc” Rounds, 65, of Warren, PA

David N. “Doc” Rounds
US Army Vet
David N. “Doc” Rounds

David N. “Doc” Rounds, 65, of Warren, PA., died Friday morning, May 20, 2016 after a brief illness, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA., surrounded by his family. 

Doc was born February 13, 1951 in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Fred “Doc” and Violet Nasman Rounds. He was formerly of Sheffield, PA., and has resided the last 29 years in Warren. 

 Doc was a 1970 graduate of Sheffield High School and attended 1 year at Juniata College. He had served with the United States Army from 1970 to 1975 as an E-5. He was employed with United Refining Company as a pipefitter, retiring in 2007 after many years employment.

He had coached Junior Varsity Football and Baseball and was an avid sports fan. He especially loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, the University of Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. He was a member of the Warren American Legion Post 135, Warren Elks Lodge #223.

Doc is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margo Miley Rounds, whom he married June 23, 1973 in Sheffield, PA., 1 Son – David F. Rounds of Moon Twp., PA., 1 Sister – Valarie Pierson and husband, Craig of Warren, PA., 3 Nieces – Laura Hughes of West Grove, PA., Heather Consla of Abingdon, MD., Kelly Consla of Erie, PA.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5 to 8 P.M. where the Warren Elks Lodge Members will conduct their funeral ritual at 7:45 P.M.

A funeral service will be conducted there on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. David Cox, officiating, followed by full military honors by members of the U.S. Army and the John Gertsch Vietnam Memorial Post. Interment will be in Barnes Cemetery, Barnes, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Sports Booster, P.O. Box 293, Warren, PA. 16365 or Bethany Lutheran Church, PO Box 824, Sheffield, PA. 16347. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Genesee Volunteer Fire Department Presents Annual Commuinity Days 5K Walk/Run on June 19th

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Rutland Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-05-16 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site WOOD D 513 6H in Rutland Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Rutland Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-05-16 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site WOOD D 513 4H in Rutland Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Rutland Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-05-16 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site WOOD D 513 3H in Rutland Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Rutland Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-05-16 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site WOOD D 513 2H in Rutland Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Rutland Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-05-16 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site WOOD D 513 1H in Rutland Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 10:23 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Wellsboro Man Died In Car Crash Overnight On Stony Fork Road

Lawrenceville Grocery Store Closing This Weekend

Round & Square Dancing 7 to 10 PM Tonight At Odin Grange Near Coudersport


Experienced Dietary Aide Needed At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

PSA Healthcare Has Openings For RN's, LPN's & CNA's In Bradford, Roulette, Wellsboro, Rew, Ulysses, Emporium, Warren, Kane, Kersey, Force, St. Marys, Smethport, Eldred & Duke Center

E. Ruth Gerhart Estate Auction Saturday, May 21st In Coudersport

Howard's Inc. Has Truckloads Of Kubotas & Husqvarnas Ready To Go & Ready To Mow!!

Roulette Fish & Game Club Pulled Pork Roast Saturday

Port Allegany Town Wide Yard Sale Day Saturday May 21, 2016

Can You Identify These Men?



John A. Nordquist at 814-274-7680

Estate Auction June 4, 2016 On Main Street In Sinnemahoning, PA

Roulette Township Supervisors seeking part-time summer help

Roulette Township Supervisors are looking for part-time summer help. Must have the ability to learn how to test the water / sewer, mow, and work with the road crew. Some weekends will be required. All applications must be received by 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2016.

Nita Spencer

Secretary / Treasurer

Roulette Township Supervisors
80 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 253
Roulette, PA 16746-0253
Office: 814-544-7549
Fax: 814-544-4044

Friday, May 20, 2016

Precious Is Missing In Ulysses

We have a report of a missing brown Chihuahua in Ulysses, PA. 

She was found this morning!

Clarksville Dispatched For Possible Search

At 10:22 PM on Friday, Clarksville Fire Dept. has been dispatched for a possible search on Mt. Iranus off Roberts Road. 2 campers are lost in the woods. State Police are responding. Richburg Fire Company dispatched with ATV.

12:35 AM--2 people have been located safe. 
Call #20 May 20, 2016
CVFC and CVAS were dispatched at 22:22 to assist NYSP with a possible search. CVFC chief, chief 3, 4&604 (OIC Capt D. Sharp) responded with crews along with CVAS 8. Once on scene, chief established command and after a coordinated search that involved CVFC, CVAS, NYSP, ACSD, NYS Forest ranger, Allegany County dispatch and AL52, the 2 teenage females were located unharmed shortly after midnight. Great coordinated effort by all involved. Richburg fire stood by on scene with their UTV and manpower while Bolivar Fire stood by in quarters with their UTV and TIC.

Port Allegany Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Accident

At 9:45 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to 605 North Main Street for a 2 vehicle accident.


Rebekah Malone and Juanita Blau
Nurses Rebekah Malone and Juanita Blau were honored by the Oswayo Valley Senior Center this month for their years of service. 

Becky as she is called, is a semi-retired registered nurse with a bachelors degree in nursing and certified diabetic educator. Her career has spanned 40 years with the highlight being designated Nurse of the year in 1989. She has worked in Med surg, cardiac rehab, ICU, patient education and home health care. She shared, "in nursing you can do many things and have the gratification of working with patients making it worthwhile. Currently she works per-dieum at Olean General Hospital in Cardiac rehab and diabetes education along with the OV Senior Center.

Juanita, is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree. She has nursed for 40 years in Med surg, home care, visiting nursing, ICU, teaching and dialysis. She retired to Shinglehouse in 2012 and is a volunteer at the OV Memorial Library and OV Senior Center. Juanita would recommend nursing as a career as it is an open, amazing and gratifying field to work in.

PAHS Concert Wednesday, May 25th

The Port Allegany High School Chamber Choir is preparing a special performance of the contemporary Latvian composer Erik Esenvalds' "O Salutaris Hostia". 

 This 8-part motet is benediction based upon a text by St. Thomas Aquinas and features faculty soprano soloists Heather Nance and Annamaria Myers. This selection will be part of the PAHS Music Department's spring Band & Chorus Concert on Wednesday, May 25th at 8 PM in the PAHS Auditorium. The program will include performances by the Concert Choir, the Concert Band, and the Chamber Choir. The concert is free and open the the general public.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library participates in a pilot project to support literacy

Shinglehouse, PA (May 30, 2016) – The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library is participating in a pilot project as part of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward. This statewide initiative places the spotlight on Pennsylvania libraries and the important role our libraries have in the lives of citizens.

From February to May, the forty libraries of the North Central Library District will raise awareness of their programs and offerings that help Pennsylvania citizens improve their command of five types of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, and financial. These literacies are essential to greater success in all vital roles of life: as students, as parents, as employees, as consumers, as citizens.

As part of the pilot project, logos on the libraries’ event flyers and marketing materials will identify which specific literacies the events support. PA Forward encourages all Pennsylvania libraries to use cohesive branding and marketing tools to frame communications to key stakeholders – elected officials, community leaders, donors, patrons, board, Friends, and employees. Libraries use PA Forward’s five literacies as a guiding framework for setting service priorities, identifying potential community and funding partners, structuring strategic plans, and building well-rounded, multi-skilled boards.

Visit your local library to take advantage of their exciting programs and events and become part of moving PA Forward!

About PA Forward

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative was conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing: With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.

Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries can be key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

For more information:;; @PAForward5

Landscape Photography

In this course, photographer Curt Weinhold will focus on lighting, lenses and composition, while visiting a state park. Class is scheduled later in the day, so we can take advantage of the late light.

Some driving will be required. Please bring lenses from wide angle to telephoto along with a tripod and polarizing filter, if available. In addition, bring your camera, fully charged with a suitable memory card. Wear comfy clothes and shoes, and bring water and a bagged lunch.

This workshop is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This class is being held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. The cost is $15.00 per person. Registration deadline is May 31. To register, visit or call 814-274-4877.


BRADFORD, Pa. -- It was a productive spring for faculty members in the creative arts at Pitt-Bradford as they presented their work from New York City to Korea.

Performances of compositions by Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, were given at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Ind., by the PonĂ© Ensemble for New Music in New Paltz, N.Y., and at the Voices Up! concert series at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus in New York.

He also presented a paper, “A Guided Inquiry Approach to the Core Theory Sequence” at the College Music Society’ Northeast Spring Concert at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Groffman also received a grant with Sarah Heady from Arts Mid-Hudson to fund a developmental workshop of their new opera, “Unfinished,” this summer in Millbrook, N.Y., and New York City.

A video performance by Anna Lemnitzer, assistant professor of art, “Bathing Residue,” was on display at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum Korea. She also exhibited work at the Penn-Brad Oil Museum Art Auction and Reception.

This summer, she will be the artist in residence at Lolo National Forest Rock Creek Area in Missoula, Mont., where she will complete a series of 13 life-size drawing and watercolor pieces.

Cheri Thomas Maxson, instructor of writing, published a play, “Murder at the Malt Shop,” a 1950s melodrama, with Pioneer Drama Service. Maxson wrote and staged the play in 2010 at Oswayo Valley High School.

Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing, published two reviews and four articles for Ploughshares Online. The subject of her articles concerned the Johnstown Flood, orphan trains and bathrooms in literature, roadkill poetry and Laura Ingall Wilder’s connection to Cuba, N.Y.

Additionally, she signed a contract for her first novel, “Following Disasters” to be released by Outpost 19 on Oct. 1.

Carol Newman, instructor of writing, had a poem chosen for the anthology “Far Out: Poems of the ’60s” published by Wings Press. The poem, “Simplicity” is under the section titled “What’s that Sound?”

“None of us knew it then, but we were on the cusp of the so-called sexual revolution and Vietnam. My poem grew from the reflection on that rapid transition from innocence to knowledge, what we thought was ahead of us and what came to be, and that last joyous breath of total innocence,” Newman said.

Faculty outside the creative arts made presentations as well.

Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan, assistant professor of political science, published an article, “Marriage Equality in Ireland: A Historic Referendum and Victory for LGBT Rights” in the newsletter of the European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence.

Dr. Donna Dombeck, associate professor of education, made a presentation, “Meeting Charlotte – Broadening Awareness of the Teaching Effectiveness Instrument for Teacher Candidates, at the 2016 National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference in West Chester.

Dr. Tracee Howell, assistant professor of English, presented a paper, “Practicing What We Preach: Rhetorical and Sexual Violence in the Academy” at the 2016 Northeast Modern Language Association in Hartford, Conn.

Howell also presented with Catherine Kula, instructor of writing, at the International Writing Center Association Collaboratory in Houston.

Dr. Shelley Klinek, assistant professor of health and physical education, received a grant for $3,200 for archery equipment from the organization Autism Speaks to conduct a research project on archery and autism.

Dr. Jean Truman, made a poster presentation at Drexel University’s EDU-SIM Conference: Transforming the Educational Landscape in Clearwater, Fla. Her presentation, “Enhancing Focused Assessment Utilizing Standardized Patients During a Burn Situation,” explained her work using people posing as patients to teach students in the Associate of Science in Nursing program at Pitt-Bradford

House Action for the Week of May 23, 2016

Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting

The Weekly Schedule

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of May 23–May 27

Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of May 23 to May 27, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night

Potter County 0260
Sign Work:
● Austin/Keating area

● State Route: 1011 (Ulysses/Genesee area)

Bridge Repair:
● State Route: 1005 (Phoenix Run Road)

Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile Road)

Spray Patching:
● State Route: 0044 (Coneville to Shinglehouse)
● State Route: 0049 (Gold to Colesburg)
● State Route: 4011 (Peet Brook Road)

Shoulder Cutting:
● State Route: 3002 (Cowley Hill Road)
● State Route: 0872 (Austin to Wharton)
● State Route: 3003 (First Fork Road)

● State Route: 0006 (Galeton to Tioga County Line)

Cameron County 0240
Patch Pipe Crossings:
● State Route: 2001

Bridge Repair:
● State Route: 0120

● State Routes: 0120 and 2001

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glenn O Hawbaker: SR 0044 Road rehabilitation from Carter Camp to Cherry Springs. Road closure with detour using SR 0144 and SR 0006 will be in place.

● Glenn O Hawbaker: seal coat work on 3001 (East Fork Road)

● Walsh Granite: Northern Potter Road (SR 0049) bridge over Marsh Creek in Harrison Township scheduled to begin week of May 16th. Temporary traffic disruptions with traffic signals at a later date. (May-September)

● A L Blades: bridge replacement on SR 0044 in Coneville is scheduled to begin week of May 16th. Temporary traffic disruptions with traffic signals will be in place. Target completion date is July 12th, 2016.

Frank John Miller, 91, of Smethport, PA, formerly of Cyclone

Frank John Miller

Frank John Miller, 91, of Smethport, PA, formerly of Cyclone, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday (May 19, 2016) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

He was born June 3, 1924 in Farmers Valley, a son of Roy E. and Verna Belle Ross Miller. On November 1, 1945, in Coudersport, he married Phyllis Jane Towner, who survives.

Mr. Miller served honorably as a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was on Omaha Beach in Normandy, through Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 5 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead.

Mr. Miller worked last for the Smethport Area High School as a maintenance custodian supervisor. He retired from the school in 1989.

He attended the Regular Baptist Church of Smethport and he loved going fishing with his nephew, Dennis.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

Three children: Gary E. (Linda) Miller of Bradford , Judy A. Ordiway of Cyclone, and Stanley A. (Lisa) Miller of Columbus, OH

Six grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren

two sisters: Jane M. Fillhart and Marquerite "Peg" Smith, both of Smethport

two brothers: Robert E. Miller of Smethport and Charles E. Miller of Farmers Valley

many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by one grandson: David Miller, two brothers, and three sisters.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 23, at noon, in the McKean Memorial Park Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Gregg, pastor of the Regular Baptist Church and the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. 26345 Network Place Chicago, IL 60673-1263. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Pa. DEP Secretary Quigley resigns state post in wake of email flap

By Charles Thompson |

John Quigley
Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley resigned his post effective immediately Friday, after a brief meeting with Gov. Tom Wolf.

The move rids the Wolf administration of a secretary with a passion for green causes, but whose style had managed to ruffle so many feathers, a source close to the administration said, that it was no longer clear he was helping.

"This guy had soured so many relationships with so many people, it had become impossible for him to do his job," the source, who commented on the condition of anonymity, said of this week's deliberations.

Wolf named Patrick McDonnell as acting secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, effective immediately. McDonnell had been serving as policy director for the department.

The last issue to bedevil Quigley was a flap that erupted this month over a fiery email Quigley allegedly sent after several Senate Democrats broke with the administration on a greenhouse gas emissions bill.  Read more...

Coudersport Fire Dept. Answers Mutual Aid Calls, Firefighter Injured At Postlewait Fire

5-19-16 Mutual aid assistance to Annin Twp, McKean co. W/Station 3 - Commercial Structure Fire. Tower 9, Eng 2 responded. One of our FF's was injured and transported to CCMH for a lower leg injury and was treated and released..

5-20-2016 Mutual aid assistance to Roulette station 46, Roulette Twp on North st - Residential Structure Fire. - Great job 46

David N. “Doc” Rounds, 65, of Warren, PA

David Rounds

David N. “Doc” Rounds, 65, of Warren, PA, died Friday afternoon, May 20, 2016 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. 

A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

Postlewait Fire Ruled Accidental

By Anne Holliday 
WESB Local News

Debris escaped from a burn barrel and set a cardboard box containing trash on fire to start the blaze that did more than $300,000 worth of damage to Postlewait Trucking of Turtlepoint.

State police fire marshal Cpl. Greg Agosti says the fire then spread to a plastic tote containing a residue of used motor oil, and then to the outside of the building.

A passing motorist saw the fire at just after 3 p.m. and alerted employees inside.

The fire also destroyed several vehicles parked along the side of the building.

No one inside the building was hurt, but one firefighter from Coudersport sustained a minor injury while battling the blaze.

Agosti ruled the fire accidental.

The Star Hose Company of Port Allegany was called at just after 3 p.m. Companies from Smethport, Eldred Borough, Eldred Township, Otto Township, Coudersport and Roulette were called in as well.

Firefighters remained on the scene for about three hours.

Roulette Chemical Engine #1 Reports Commercial Fire Response

This Is A Good Example Of Why Rt. 155 Must Stay Open During Bridge Construction

We Need to Drive on 155
5 hrs ·

First off, I would like to extend my heartfelt regret for this tragic accident to the Postlewait family and all of their employees. I cannot imagine the devastation. It is a true miracle that no one was injured. Secondly, I would like to draw attention to our volunteers from all of our Emergency Services who demonstrate their vital importance to our region daily with situations like this. Their prompt response to a call, I am certain, have saved many lives. It would be a true crime to inhibit their abilities to save lives in order to save a private firm some dollars. We definitely need to drive route 155 , and this is an absolute example of why.

NYSP Olean - Troopers arrest Wellsville NY woman for DWAI Drugs

On May 18, 2016 SP Olean Troopers responded to Ceres Road in the Town of Portville for a one car motor vehicle crash. 

Upon arrival the operator was still seated in the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the operator of the vehicle Lois E. Whiteman age 66 of Wellsville N.Y. was impaired by drugs. 

Criminal history records revealed Whiteman had been previously convicted of Driving while intoxicated withing the past 10 years.

Whiteman was arrested, processed and arraigned in the Town of Portville Court. She was released on her own recognizance and is to reappear in the Town of Portville Court on May 23, 2016 at 4:00PM.

Wellsville Police Upgrading To SUV Style Police Cars