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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Shiglehouse To Portville For Standby Assignment

At 11:24 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Portville for standby assignment.

Portville, Westons Mills Dispatched to Structure Fire

At 10:44 PM on Saturday, Portville & Westons Mills have been dispatched to a structure fire in the area of Coon Hollow Road near Rt. 305 in Town of Genesee. Clarksville requested for full company response & Cuba for a tanker. Fire investigators have been dispatched to the scene.

Allegany has been dispatched to Gargoyle for a fire behind a trailer.

Coudersport Dispatched To Automatic Fire Alarm At Cole Memorial Hospital

At 10:32 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to Cole Memorial Hospital for an automatic fire alarm. May have been set off by electrical power flicker.

Coudersport has been dispatched to another fire call at 200 Radio Tower Lane for a transformer fire. 


Sweden Township Police Department
Stolen today from the village of Roulette.

1986 white Subaru Legacy PA Reg. JTZ8578, last seen at 12:30 pm, operated by a Carl Haring and with him was Tommy Thompson.

Anyone seeing this vehicle is asked to contact 911 the vehicle is entered into NCIC.

Sinnemahoning Dispatched For Accident In Driftwood

At 9:52 PM on Saturday, Sinnemahoning Fire Department has been dispatched to a vehicle off the roadway near 5920 Third Street in Driftwood. Unknown of injuries.
Rescue Truck from Emporium requested to scene. 
10:04 PM--Medic requested from St. Marys to scene.
10:04 PM--Stat helicopter to be placed on standby.

Wellsboro Fire Department Dispatched To Unknown Fire On Hilltop

At 9:32 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Department has been dispatched to the area of 13469 Rt. 6 for an unknown type fire on top of the hill. Passerby sees smoke and a glow in the sky near that location. 2nd call from caller reports hearing explosions from the area.
Chief 1 reports controlled burn. Response cancelled.

Richburg Fire Dispatch Was A Controlled Burn

At 9:31 PM on Saturday, Richburg Fire Dept. was toned out to an unknown type fire at 156 Reed Street. Investigation by chief officer determined to be a controlled burn. Response cancelled.

New Husdon, Cuba Dispatched To ATV Rollover On Habgood Road

At 7:48 PM on Saturday, New Hudson Fire & Cuba Ambulance have been dispatched to 6975 Habgood Road for a victim of an ATV rollover. Patient is reported lying in the ditch semi-conscious. 

Allegany County Fire Wire Mercy Flight can stand down per Cuba 8

Milford M. LOVETT, 84, of Canastota, NY

Milford M. LOVETT
Milford M. LOVETT

Milford M. LOVETT, 84, of Canastota, NY, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in the Lutheran Home, Clinton, NY. 

 Born December 12, 1931, in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Irvin L. and Marie A. David Lovett. On April 3, 1955, in Wellsboro, PA, he married the former Beverly J. Williamson, who survives.

He was employed by Patterson Lumber Co. in Galeton, PA, Warren Bros. Roads Co. in Syracuse, NY, and Button Construction Co. in Chittenango, NY. 

He was member of Operating Engineers #545 in Syracuse, NY. 

Milford was an adherent of the Seventh-day Adventist faith. 

Surviving besides his wife, Beverly, are: a son, Milford Michael Lovett, Jr.; three daughters, Melody Akins, Melissa Penny, and Melinda Jayson; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances Lovett and Lucille Andrews. 

He was predeceased by granddaughter, Jennifer Akins. 

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in the Mills Cemetery, Mills, PA. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Scio, Wellsville Rescue & EMS Dispatched To River Street Bridge In Scio

At 3:20 PM on Saturday, Scio Fire, Wellsville Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to the River Street Bridge in Scio for an unresponsive man on an island in the river.
Rescuers find man semi-responsive with alcohol involved.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched To Ceres Township For Possible Drowning

At 3:06 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Ceres Township at high banks swimming area for a reported possible drowning. Caller reports a missing person in the water there.
McKean County Dive Team has been dispatched to the scene.
Westons Mills responding.
4:35 PM--Report CPR in progress.
4:39 PM--Command reports operation suspended, all units available on scene.

Lawrenceville dispatched To Wildfire In LIndley

At 2:19 PM on Saturday, Lawrenceville Fire Department has been dispatched mutual aid to a wildfire in Lindley.

Wellsboro, Galeton, Middlebury Dispatched To Turkey Path At Colton Point Park

At 1:45 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro and Galeton EMS has been dispatched to the Turkey Path for a male with a head injury.
2:00 PM--Middlebury Township dispatched for land rescue at Colton Point Park.

Bradford Dispatched To Crash On Hedgehog Lane

At 1:49 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Hedgehog Lane for a one car MVA.
Fire Dept. Recalled.

Bolivar, Richburg Dispatched To Car Versus Pole Crash In Bolivar

At 1:17 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Rescue & Ambulances dispatched to Main Street & Wellsville Street for a car versus pole head-on crash.
1:26 PM--Reporting one patient with a hip injury. 

Happy 13th Wedding Anniversary To Solomon's Words Publishers Jim & Cynthia Jones

Jim & Cynthia Jones married May 28, 2003

"A Match Made In Heaven"

Local Doctor and Daughter To Aid Refugees in Greece

Dr. Tahir Chauhdry, and his 
daughter Anisah Chaudry.
For one local doctor, the scenes of refugees on the evening news has led him to action. Dr. Tahir Chauhdry, who operates Womens Health of Western New York in Olean and a new women’s health office in Bradford will be arriving with his daughter Anisah at a refugee camp near Thessaloniki, Greece this weekend.

“Providing humanitarian and medical relief is the least that Anisah, myself and all the people who have supported this mission can do. Some in spirit, others in words of encouragement, or through financial donations. We are all truly blessed to be living in our beautiful country. We are all human. We all deserve to be treated that way,” said Chauhdry.

He explained that about 50,000 Refugees are currently living in Greece. Six months ago, the peak refugee population was over 200,000. “These refugees have fled their homes in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. The majority of these people have left due to war, religious persecution and other atrocities. They are going to countries such as Turkey, Jordan, Greece, and Italy. Most are trying to join their families in Western Europe. The trek is arduous and life threatening. Some flee via land and other via the Mediterranean Sea. This harrowing journey has been successful for some. Unfortunately, the Mediterranean route has been a graveyard for many.”

Chauhdry is going on the mission through a medical relief organization, Syrian American Medical Society, (SAMS). SAMS has established clinics in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Greece. SAMS is one of many Non Government Organizations, NGOs, that are working on the front lines of crisis relief to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian People. Chauhdry said that this is a nonpolitical, nonprofit, professional/medical relief organization.

According to Chauhdry, many of the Refugees initially entered Greece. However, the massive influx into Europe through Greece has created issues. Many entered illegally. Some, have paid smugglers their life savings to be reunited with their loved ones in Germany, France, the Balkans and other European Countries. Europeans are facing a similar situation as Americans are. Illegal immigration has caused economic, political, social, and religious strife in many European Countries. Some fear the possibility of terrorism since many have entered without any form of “vetting.” The European Union, also known as the EU, has made a deal with Turkey. All new refugees entering Greece will be returned to Turkey in exchange for approximately $6 Billion. For each Syrian returned to Turkey, Europe has promised to accept another Syrian living in a Turkish camp.

Since the border with Macedonia is closed, about 40,000 refugees have been trapped in squalid conditions. Living in makeshift camps has become a major issue. Currently these camps are in the process of being cleared.

Currently, the SAMS team is operating a clinic at Sindos, a government camp, but Chauhdry said the medical staff at the camp is dwindling. SAMS has sent medical volunteer teams on a weekly basis to these areas for many months.

Though Chauhdry is an OB-GYN, he will be providing all types of medical care while serving at the camp.

This is Dr. Chauhdry’s third medical mission. He belong to a humanitarian group called Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA).

“I was with the First US Medical Team that arrived in Northern Pakistan in 2005. Pakistan suffered its worst Earthquake and it claimed about 100,000 people and injured about 70,000. In 2013, I went with IMANA to Haiti to provide Medical Care to the underprivileged and earthquake victims.” said Chauhdry.

Anisah, who is a senior at Olean High School will be entering her Freshman Year at St. Bonaventure University. She has participated in several local volunteer activities with Olean High School, Olean General Hospital, Olean Food Pantry, and IMANA. This will be her first major medical-humanitarian mission. She hopes to become a physician after college, and while in Greece, will be serve as her father’s assistant.

Chauhdry said, “We are so lucky to live in the greatest country in the World. We have so much to be thankful for. Sometimes, it is necessary to aid the less fortunate of the world. We do take things for granted. Even basic needs are hard pressed for these refugees. Many of these refugees are Doctors, Lawyers, Businessmen, Teachers, etc. They have risked everything to find a better tomorrow for their families. Leaving their homes and lives because of war and violence is a tragedy in and of itself. Many chose to leave. Most have stayed in Syria. These poor souls are fleeing the same tyranny the world is fighting. Fanatics, such as ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Assad Regime have tarnished a truly peaceful religion. Islam does not promote violence. A few have ‘hijacked’ my religion, killed and injured scores of innocent people, and displaced many of their countrymen.”

The cost of travel, lodging, and any other expenses from the trip are were covered by Dr. Chauhdry himself, but he has received more than $5,000 in donations from people in the community who want to help.

Dr. Chauhdry will be documenting his trip on his website:

PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Corp

PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Corp in Warsaw Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-05-26 to Seneca Resources Corp in Warsaw Twp, Jefferson county. OGA 3216(C) - Failure to fill all pits used to contain produced fluids or industrial wastes and remove unnecessary drilling supplies/equipment not needed for production within 9 months from completion of drilling of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Drilling Started (SPUD)

Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jackson Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2016-05-28 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 25H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jackson Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2016-05-28 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 24H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jackson Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2016-05-28 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 23H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional


On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Mansfield fire and ambulance crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in Mansifled around 10:50AM.

The accident involves 2 vehicles with possible injuries at the intersection of Route 6 and Coles Street.

FNN will provide updates as information becomes available.

Crews are on scene at this time.


What do US Route 6 and Memorial Day have in common?
Both were established as a means to honor the fallen Union Soldiers from the Civil War.
As the small signs lining the highway in some areas proudly boast; US Route 6 is also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. This designation was coordinated by the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, which proceeded the Grand Army of the Republic, who originally dedicated May 30 as Memorial Day.

According to, “the modern Memorial Day originated with an order issued in 1868 by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, the commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, for the annual decoration of war graves: Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30.”

The Federal Highway website (www.fhwa,gov) said that Major William L. Anderson, Jr., of the U.S. Army conceived the idea of designating U.S. 6 the Grand Army of the Republic Highway to honor the Union forces during the Civil War. Based on his recommendation, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War began promoting the idea in April 1934. Because the highway was owned by the States, the organization asked each State to act on the proposal. The first to do so was Massachusetts when Governor Charles F. Hurley signed a bill on February 12, 1937, naming the route. Governor James Duff of Pennsylvania named the State's segment of U.S. 6 in 1948. By 1953, all 14 states gradually adopted the name.
Today, the section of US Route 6 in Pennsylvania is a favorite driving destination and Pennsylvania Heritage Corridor. One of its themes is called “Warrior’s Road”. All across PA Route 6, there are monuments and statues honoring veterans from all of the major American wars and conflicts. Visitors and residents can take a moment to reflect at many sites including the monuments at Veterans Memorial Park in Matamoras, the Veterans Memorial Park in Towanda, the veterans wall at the Coudersport Arboretum and the memorial statue next to the Liberty Street Bridge in downtown Warren.

In the spirit of Memorial Day, many of the PA Route 6 communities are placing banners along the Route in their downtowns. Named “Hometown Heroes”, these banners honor local residents who have served in the US Armed Forces. Currently the banners line the towns of Carbondale, Towanda, Wyalusing, Troy, and Mansfield. Youngsville and Warren are expected to install their banners within a year.

US Route in Pennsylvania has a lasting connection to the veterans of the Civil War and all other wars; the stories of real people who served are told in our statues, parks, and towns.

2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament At Coudersport Legion Post Today

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Bailey Avenue

At 8:14 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Bailey Avenue for a fall victim.

Amber's #Handmade Pop-Up Maker's Market Today At Sweden Valley Inn

Coming to Sweden Valley Inn on May 28th from 11am-3pm

Amber Neefe-Fowler, owner of Sweden Valley Inn, is having her 2nd #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 if there is inclement weather.

Artisans for this 2nd event coming May 28th 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, mandala art, and Eco-Friendly craft items.

Fantastic food, along with drink specials and featured beer and wines will be available for purchase in the restaurant.
Sweden Valley Inn is located at 1305 East 2nd Street/ US Route 6 East outside of Coudersport.

We hope to see you there!

Taking a look at Cinco C's Alpacas on Sartwell Creek Road near Port Allegany

Helen M. Hepfer, 87, of Brooklyn Street, Duke Center, PA

Helen M. Hepfer, 
beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend

DUKE CENTER, Pa. — Helen M. Hepfer, 87, of Brooklyn Street, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord Thursday (May 26, 2016) at home.

Born Aug. 22, 1928, in Fryburg, she was a daughter of Al and Pearl Keister Nuhfer. On June 21, 1947, in Eldred, she married John Hepfer Sr., who passed away April 19, 1996.

Helen was a 1946 graduate of Otto High School. She was a lifelong resident of Duke Center.

Early in life she spent 20 years employed as an operator for the Otto Telephone Company; later she spent 23 years working at Dresser Manufacturing in Bradford, where she retired in 1989 as mailroom supervisor.

Helen was a member of the former St. John's Catholic Church in Duke Center and St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Eldred, where she taught CCD (Catechism.) She was also a member of the Otto Township Fire Department Auxiliary and was active with the Otto-Eldred Sports Boosters.

Helen was an avid reader, especially of mysteries, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku and watching TV. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Starlite Bowling League; she also enjoyed playing horseshoes and golfing. She enjoyed parties and loved spending time and socializing with her friends and family. She loved animals. She would begin each day by reading her Bible.

Surviving are two sons, Steven (Nancy) Hepfer and John (Cyndie) Hepfer of Duke Center; a daughter, Deborah (Tom) Bennett of Rixford; as well as eight grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Donna Lorshbaugh.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Willard and Raymond Nuhfer; and two sisters, Virginia St. Clair and Opal Schwab.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frame Funeral Home in Eldred. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. at St. Raphael's Church on Monday (May 30, 2016) with Rev. Thomas E. Brown as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Raphael's Cemetery in Eldred.
A scripture service will be held Sunday at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McKean County SPCA or the Otto Township Fire Department Auxiliary. 

Online condolences may be made at

Sweden Valley Manor Plant Sale Saturday

Proceeds Benefit Sweden Valley Manor’s Enabling Gardens and the
Sunflower Society.

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Payroll Supervisor

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

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

Lakeview Health Care & Rehabilitation Center In Smethport, PA Seeking Personal Care Aides

Real Estate Auction June 11th On Bloomster Hollow Road Near Smethport, PA

5-29/30 Hebron Community Yard Sale

Potter County Accepting Applications For Full-Time and Part-Time Cook & Part-Time Corrections Officers

Nursing Career Fair Tuesday, June 7th At Bradford Ecumenical Home

5-28 Moving Sale 702 N. Main, Coudersport

Potter County Wilds Gift Shop NOW OPEN For The 2016 Season

Friday, May 27, 2016

The amazing ice is back! Coudersport Ice Mine & Gift shop OPEN Saturday, Sunday & Memorial Day this weekend

Chicken BBQ to benefit Corydon Township VFD

Things are running a-fowl in Corydon Township.

That is because the Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken barbecue starting at noon Saturday, May 28, at the fire hall, located at 2472 W. Washington St., Bradford.

In addition to barbecue chicken leg quarter, the meal includes baked beans, pasta salad and a roll.

The cost is $8 per meal. Meals will be available – on both eat-in and take-out basis – until they run out.

All proceeds will benefit the CTVFD.

Lowell H. Young, 93, of 630 N. Maple St., Emporium, PA

Lowell H. Young
Lowell H. Young

Lowell H. Young, 93, of 630 N. Maple St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Friday (May 20, 2016) morning following a shopping trip to Olivett’s Market.

He was born December 5, 1922 in Russell, PA a son of the late David and Minnie Carlson Young.

Mr. Young, North Maple Street's oldest resident, both in longevity and years of residency, passed away on May 20, 2016. 

US Army Veteran
Lowell graduated from Russell High School class of 1940 and from Hoff Business College in 1942. Prior to induction into the army he was employed by Struthers Wells Corporation in Titusville. 

After his discharge from the US Army he moved to Emporium where he met Grace Reinard, the love of his life, who he married May 16, 1953 in the First Baptist Church. 

He retired in 1982 after nearly 38 years of employment with Sylvania. 

Being musically inclined he sang tenor in the Emporium Methodist choir for over 60 years and at one time he was active in the St. Mary's chapter of the SPEBSQSA (barbershop quartet). 

He delivered meals on wheels for many years and was an avid writer having written his memoir while he was in his eighties. Lowell had a wonderful sense of humor.

He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Erdle, Sudbury, MA; granddaughters, Cynthia and Paula; nephew, David (Karen) Young; niece, Doris (Skip) Trumbull; beloved niece, Margaret Burnside

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Minnie Carlson Young; wife, Grace Reinard Young; brother, Bernard Young; sister, Fern Way, a special cousin, Ethel Young.

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (June 1, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Listing Of Memorial Day Parades & Services In Potter, McKean, Tioga, Cameron, Elk, Allegany & Cattaraugus Counties


Potter County Commissioners Meeting For May 12, 2016

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For May 26, 2016

Gloria E. Atkinson, 86, of Bradford, PA

Gloria E. Atkinson
Gloria E. Atkinson

Gloria E. Atkinson, 86, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her home.

She was born on February 4, 1930 in Chico, CA, a daughter of the Andrew and Katherine Geran Smith.

She was a 1974 GED recipient of the Titusville High School.

On August 22, 1959 in Butler she married Alan W. Atkinson who preceded her in death on May 22, 1984.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, TOPS #16 and she was a 7th degree granger. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and the Dames of Malta. She was an avid reader who especially enjoyed reading old westerns. She loved flowers and cats.

She is survived by one son, Kevin (Angel) Atkinson of Bradford; four daughters, Cynthia (Godfrey Huggler) Gariepy of Bradford, Kerry (Gene) Carlson of Chandlers Valley, Abby (Bill) Schmidt of Parkersburg, WV and Jody (Chuck) Atkinson-Ohl of Titusville; nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one son, Curtis Payton; two grandchildren, Alyssa Carlson and Aaron Carlson; one brother, Leonard Smith and one sister, Lucille Smith.

Visitation will held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home. A memorial service at the First United Methodist Church will be announced later in June.

Burial will be in Red Oak Cemetery, Titusville.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that contributions in memory of Gloria be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701, the Salvation Army, 111 Jackson Ave., Bradford, PA 16701 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at


FSIS Recall Notification Report 045-2016 (Pulled Pork Products)
Burger’s Ozark County Cured, a California, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 150 pounds of pulled pork products due to misbranding. The product has the correct label on the front, but an incorrect label for a beef brisket product on the back.

Nearly 100 Faculty & Friends Honor Cherie Nasto, Retiring After 37 Years At Port Allegany School District

Mrs. Cherie Nasto
Port Allegany School District with Gary Buchsen.
Yesterday at 6:58am ·

Congratulations to Mrs. Cherie Nasto as she completes 37 years of service to the children of the Port Allegany School District. Nearly one hundred faculty, friends, and family gathered yesterday after school to honor her. Her first fourteen years of a remarkable career, she inspired young learners in the primary grades. Her last twenty-three years has been spent working in the capacity of Intervention Specialist helping our students reach their full potential in reading and mathematics.

Mrs. Nasto is that last remaining teacher in the district that has a link to the Arnold Avenue School.

She has had a very positive influence on students, teachers, administrators, and members of the entire learning community and will surely be missed. We wish her the absolute best retirement possible.

Allentown Fire Dept. & Wellsville EMS Dispatched To ATV Accident

At 5:21 PM on Friday, Allentown Fire Dept. & Wellsville EMS have been dispatched to an ATV accident on the Alma Hill Road.

Rich Michael sweeps 2016 Rayce and Zoiee Memorial at McKean County Raceway!

McKean County Raceway
14 mins ·
East Smethport, PA (May 26, 2016):

Beautiful May skies greeted race fans and teams at McKean County Raceway for the Rayce and Zoiee Zuver Memorial Twin 20s for the Zimmer Service Center UEMS E-Mod specials run in honor of infant twins still-born to promotor Chris Zuver and Lisa Peterson last May 30. The twin 20-lap features were won by Rich Michael Jr in a display of superiority in each event. Jeremy “Mr Excitement” Wonderling took over at the front on a lap four restart after starting all the way back in sixteenth, going on to collect the Little Power Shop RUSH Crate Late Model feature. The Peters Graphics and Design Pure Stocks were led from the end of lap two to the checkers by Bruno Mowery. Holden Heinemann got the lead on a last lap restart and went on to the win over race-long leader William Weller Jr.  Read more...

Ice Cream Shop Coming To Downtown Coudersport

Wish I could add sound to this post because I would ask for yet another drum roll ♫♫☼. Downtown Coudersport has another business opening soon. It is an ICE CREAM shop. I can't wait and most of all, I am so excited to see yet another small business open their doors here. Please help keep their doors open by shopping locally as much as you can. Please read the sign posted in the store window - now here is some special ICE CREAM. — in Coudersport, Pennsylvania.

Jackie BRACEY, 59, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of West Bingham


Jackie BRACEY, 59, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of West Bingham, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. 

 Born December 3, 1956, in Frackville, PA, he was the son of Jackie L. and Irene Torick Bracey. On July 25, 1992, in West Bingham, he married the former M. Lorraine Hancock, who predeceased him on November 19, 2001. 

He was employed by various construction contractors. 

Surviving are: three sisters-in-law, Dawn (Dennis) Marshall and Valerie (Steve) Tinder, both of West Bingham, and Theresa Hall of North Bingham, PA; three sisters, Jacqueline, Diane, and Rosemarie; a step-son, K. David (Tammie) Hancock of Ulysses; two step-grandsons, David Hancock and Brandon Hancock; several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may gather at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM for a time of sharing and remembering. 

Burial will be in the North Bingham Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Milford M. LOVETT, 84, of Canastota, NY

Milford M. LOVETT

Milford M. LOVETT, 84, of Canastota, NY, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in the Lutheran Home, Clinton, NY. 

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in the Mills Cemetery, Mills, PA. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Marilyn Lyke Bonace, 83, Warren, PA

Marilyn Lyke Bonace
Marilyn Lyke Bonace

Marilyn Lyke Bonace, 83, passed away at Warren General Hospital on Thursday, May 26, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Recently diagnosed, she handled her illness with grace and dignity, and went on to a better world and her just reward with courage and strength. She has been surrounded by loving family and friends since her diagnosis as well as Hospice Staff and Volunteers for which her family is extremely grateful to have known.

Marilyn was born on March 14, 1933 in Midway, PA to the late John and Rosalia Riehl Lyke. She attended schools in DuBois and Warren, PA. She was a graduate of Warren Area High School, Class of 1951. 

Marilyn was employed by Sylvania Electric Company and Morrison’s, here in Warren at various times in her life, but her most important achievement and her greatest joy and passion were found in being a mother to her two daughters, a grandmother to her grandson, and a homemaker for her family. 

Some of her achievements included being an exceptional seamstress for her children, family and friends over the years. She had a knack of turning a house into a beautiful home and had the opportunity to do so on 4 different homes during her married life while living in Warren, Bradford and DuBois, PA. 

 She had a real pleasure for gardening and working in her yards over the years. She was a great cook and always saw that her family enjoyed meals together in their home. Being an interested parent in her children’s education, she was always ready to volunteer being a homeroom mother or serve in other capacities in her children’s schools. She saw the value and importance in education and instilled those qualities in her two daughters. 

Marilyn always found fun holiday activities for her children to take part in at home, and those were special memories for her children to recall growing up. Her children were her world, and they never doubted that for a moment. Her daughters were blessed to have her for their mother. Marilyn also had an infinite capacity to care for animals, and dearly loved her two dogs, Jenny and Annie. Marilyn made the most of every day, and provided her family with many memories to cherish.

Marilyn was married to her high school sweetheart, Dennis L. Bonace, and they just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on March 15, 2016. 

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Warren, PA., and the Warren High School Class of 1951 Women’s Lunch Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant brother, John Lyke, Jr., and her beloved daughter, Brenda Bonace Martin.

Besides her husband, Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Pamela Bonace Lyle (Gregory) and grandson, Brendan S. Lyle, her sisters, Jacqueline Johnson, Jean Swanson (David), Margaret Kay Mahaffey (Donald), several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M.

A private family funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with Rev. Jeff Ott, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at their family plot at Oakland Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorial donations for Marilyn, may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. 

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