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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Wellsboro Dispatched To One Vehicle Rollover Crash

At 10:33 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Rescue & EMS has been dispatched to the area of 785 Charleston Road for a one vehicle rollover crash with one person injured.

Mother Mare Could Use A Hand From Some Of Her Friends

Coudersport Ambulance To West 6th Street

At 7:19 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to West 6th Street for a medical emergency.

Shinbglehouse Ambulance To Coons Crossing Road

At 4:54 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Coons Crossing Road fore a patient with difficulty breathing.

Scenes From The Austin Dam Show

Grand Opening Tomorrow of Jakes Rocks Mountain Bike Trail In Allegany National Forest, a Charity Bike Ride across Pennsylvania’s Scenic Route 6

Bill Ludwick
Cycling enthusiast turns his passion for family and two wheels into a challenge to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and Narcolepsy.

Bill Ludwick, a Pennsylvania native announces, a one-man, 8 day bicycle ride across Pennsylvania. The ride will start in the early morning hours of September 9th at the northern Pennsylvania/New Jersey border, and will journey along Pennsylvania’s Route 6; the longest highway segment in the Commonwealth, ending in Bill’s hometown of Titusville, Pennsylvania. The goal of the 450-mile ride is to educate, raise awareness, and funds to fight Multiple Sclerosis and Narcolepsy/Cataplexy. There is currently no cure. The need for funds for research, more effective treatments and ultimately, a cure, is crucial.

A few years ago, on a particularly hard ride, Bill found himself thinking about the hardships that his sister who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1993, and his son who was diagnosed with Narcolepsy-Cataplexy in 2013 have had to endure. “I realized the pain and suffering I was experiencing was just a moment in time and would soon pass. I also knew that I was in complete control; I could slow down, or even stop at any time. Unfortunately, that is not the case for anyone with MS or Narcolepsy. Since that day, I have thought about how I could make just a little difference for them, and to all those that cope with medical hardships every day. 

 Last October, I decided the best way for me to honor them and raise awareness was on my bike. I chose Pennsylvania Route 6 because of its unique, small town history, heritage, and breathtaking scenery. It was also important for me to end my trip in Titusville, my boyhood town. To me, Titusville represents family and community, both of which are needed to defeat any disease. Route 6 spans the entire country, and it would be great if this could grow into a national relay event.”

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system, which interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The immune system attacks tissue and cells within the central nervous system, and causes damage to nerve connections resulting in neurological symptoms. These can include extreme fatigue, impaired vision, problems with balance and walking, numbness or pain and other sensory changes, bladder and bowel symptoms, tremors, problems with memory and concentration, mood changes, and more. Anyone may develop MS but women are at least two to three times more likely than men to develop MS. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, although an estimated 8,000–10,000 children under the age of 18 also live with MS, and people as old as 75 have developed it. An estimated 2.3 million people live with MS worldwide.

Narcolepsy is a life-long disorder of the central nervous system characterized by the brain's inability to control sleep-wake cycles. At various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience irresistible and sudden bouts of sleep, which can last from a few seconds to several minutes. This sleepiness is similar to how non-narcoleptics feel when going without sleep for 48-72 hours. Other major symptoms may include Cataplexy which is a sudden loss of voluntary muscle tone, vivid dream-like images or hallucinations during sleep onset or when waking, and brief episodes of total paralysis, also during sleep onset or when waking. 

Narcolepsy affects both males and female equally. It most often starts in childhood or adolescence. Narcolepsy is not rare, but it is an under-recognized and under-diagnosed condition. More than 200,000 Americans and 3 million people worldwide are living with narcolepsy.

i-Ride4 will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Wake Up Narcolepsy. Both organizations are 501(c)3 nonprofit foundations established to provide education and support to patients and their caregivers, and to raise funds to research causes, treatments and cures. For more information on these organizations, go to and To make a donation and/or follow Bill along on his ride, please visit

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Union Street

At 1:22 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched along with Medic 6 to North Union Street for a medical emergency.


The ninth annual Step Outdoors Tryathlon and 5K Trail Run/Walk is Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. at Hills Creek State Park, 111 Spillway Road, seven miles northeast of Wellsboro.

There are no competitive categories in the triathlon or 5K. Every finisher will receive a medallion.

Those who pre-register by this coming Wednesday, Aug. 31 will be guaranteed a free event T-shirt. Any surplus T-shirts will be available for purchase on race day.

Check-in time and registration are from 8-9:30 a.m. on Sept. 17 at the tent between the park’s bathhouse and concession stand. The pre-race talk for all entrants, especially those participating for the first time, will be at 9:45 a.m.

Individuals of all ages can take part in the triathlon. Those who want to solo can do all three legs of the event themselves or two or three people can form a team and do them.

The triathlon will start with the 5K on park roads and trails around the perimeter of Hills Creek Lake. All runners and walkers, whether they are participating in the 5K only or the triathlon, will start at the same time and location and follow the same course.

The next leg of the triathlon is a paddling event on the lake with competitors either kayaking or canoeing a 1.75-mile course identified with temporary markers. The triathlon will end with bikers traveling 8 miles on a course of dirt and hardtop roads in and around the park.

The focus of the Step Outdoors TRYathlon is on trying rather than winning, on camaraderie rather than competition and on personal challenge rather than place of finish. That is the reason age and gender categories have been eliminated.

A great introductory event for the novice, the triathlon is also for the seasoned triathlete because of its unique course.

The deadline to register online at is Wednesday, Sept. 14. On the Step Outdoors website, the deadline is incorrectly listed as Friday, Sept. 16.

To register online for the 5K Trail Run/Walk only, individuals pay a $20 entry fee plus processing fee by Sept. 14.

Individuals who register online by Sept. 14 to do the three legs of the triathlon solo pay a $25 entry fee plus processing fee and to do the triathlon as a two- or three-person team, pay a $60 entry fee plus processing fee.

To register by downloading and completing a registration form and mailing it to the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health at 33 Pearl Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or registering on Sept. 17, the day of the event, entrants for the 5K pay a $25 entry fee; for the triathlon, solo entrants pay a $30 entry fee and two- and three-person teams, $65. Checks should be made payable to the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health.

For a special $10 boat or bike offer that includes delivery and pickup, call Canyon Cruises at 1-814-435-2969. Pine Creek Outfitters at 570-724-3003 is also offering rental gear.

Register on or download a printable registration form by visiting

For more information, call the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health at 570-723-0520 or email


Billy Gilmore (shown) and other members of the 
Grass is Dead will be performing on stage at the 
Coolidge Theatre in Wellsboro on Labor Day Monday.
The Grass is Dead will be the featured band at the Gallery Music Series concert on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.
This South Florida band has been rearranging Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since forming in 1998. At Wellsboro, they will perform Grateful Dead tunes with a bluegrass twist as well as traditional and original bluegrass music.

With a few new members, the band is on tour, reintroducing itself to its fans, new and old.

Performing in Wellsboro will be Billy Gilmore on banjo, mandolin, fiddle and pedal steel; Jack Schueler on guitar; Brian Drysdale on percussion; and Nico Swarley on electric bass. All band members sing. Drew Matulich who plays mandolin will rejoin the band in Asheville, North Carolina.

Because this series is BYOB, concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own favorite beverages and snacks. Popcorn and bottled water are always available. Tickets are $12. To reserve a table for four or more or tickets, call 570-724-6220.


The Saturday, Sept. 10 Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge is known by riders for its amazing mix of grinding climbs, smooth single and double track, creek and log crossings and fast technical descents on trails and forestry roads in the Asaph section of the Tioga State Forest.

"Another great feature is this race has 22 miles of continuous course without any repeat laps," said race director Sandy Beideman.

On race day, registration and sign-in will be at 8:30 a.m. at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch. It’s just off Route 6 in Asaph, eight miles west of Wellsboro.

Those who pre-register by this coming Tuesday, Aug. 30, will pay a $25 entry fee and be guaranteed a free event T-shirt in the size they order.

Those who wait and register on race day will pay $30 to enter and can purchase an event T-shirt for $15 while supplies last and pay in cash or by check made payable to the Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival. Credit cards will not be accepted on race day.

The start of the 11-mile course for beginners will be at 10 a.m. The start of the 22-mile course for expert, sport and single speed entrants will be 11 a.m.

The 22-mile course covers the 11-mile short course plus an additional 11 miles of challenging terrain. The long course has a cut off of 1.5 hours to complete the first loop, which includes two long climbs. It takes up to three hours to finish the long course and up to two hours for the short course.

There are five age groups in the expert, sport and beginner male classes, including: junior (12 to 18 years old), senior (19 to 34 years old), vet (35 to 44 years old), masters (45 to 57 years old) and super senior (58 plus). In single-speed male, there is an open class category for all ages.

In the female expert, sport, beginner and single-speed classes, there is one age group – all ages.

There is a 100 percent payback for the expert class. Sport, single speed and beginner class first, second and third place winners in each age group will receive a Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge pint glass and get to choose an item off the prize table, which is filled with bike gear from Oswald’s Cycle Works and Country Ski and Sport.

The Morris Ambulance Association is providing ambulance and rescue services and the Tioga County Amateur Radio Club is handling communications.

Sponsors include: Acorn Markets, Citizens and Northern Bank, Country Ski and Sports, EQT, Mountain Graphics, Oswald Cycle Works, Pepsi Bottling Group, Shell Appalachia, Specialized Bicycle Components, Steve Colegrove Contracting, LLC and Twisted Spokes Bicycle Club.

Register online at Course maps and registration forms are available online at the Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge’s Facebook page and at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro. For information, call the chamber at 570-724-1926 or Oswald's Cycle Works at 570-662-3097.


WELLSBORO—Hills Creek State Park is at 111 Spillway Road, seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road.

Most programs will be at the park's Nature Center, which is located in the campground between B and C loop.

Tour of the Canyon
Friday, Sept. 2, at 8:30 p.m., Shea Maier will present Tour of the Canyon, a free, one-hour program about her days of leading horse-drawn covered wagon tours in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. She will discuss flora, fauna and geology and share canyon tales. The program will be at the park’s amphitheater. No registration is required.

Black Bears in Pennsylvania
Find out why black bears are doing better in Pennsylvania than any other state during this free, one-hour program at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at the park's Nature Center Pavilion. No registration is required.

Canoe Tour
At 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, join the park naturalist at the beach area for a free, 1½-hour tour of Hills Creek Lake. Hear about the lake’s history, management and discover wildlife along the way. Boats, paddles, and personal flotation devices will be provided. All participants, even those who bring their own equipment, are required to register by calling the park office at 570-724-4246.

Pennsylvania’s Coyotes
Sunday, Sept. 4 at 9 p.m., learn where coyotes come from and how to identify them during this free one-hour program. Mounts, hides, skulls and demonstrations will help tell the story of Pennsylvania's largest wild canines at the park's Nature Center. Free. No registration is required.

To Register
For information about these free programs or to register for the canoe tour, call the park office at 570-724-4246 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

At Cherry Springs
COUDERSPORT—Cherry Springs State Park is at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, 11.8 miles or about 20 minutes from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15.1 miles or about 21 minutes from Coudersport using Route 44.

Route 44 between the village of Oleona and the Lycoming County line is closed as work continues to rehabilitate more than 50 miles of weight-restricted roadway on Routes 44 and 144 in Potter County. A detour using Routes 220, 120 and 144 is in place. Work is expected to continue into September. Those traveling from Jersey Shore and points south should take Route 287 to Wellsboro or Route 15 to Mansfield.
As of Aug. 22 until further notice, visitors to Cherry Springs traveling Route 6 West from Wellsboro and Mansfield need to use Route 6 West to Sweden Valley and then Route 44 South to Cherry Springs because West Branch Road is now closed for bridge repairs past the turn for Lyman Run State Park.

Visitors who plan to view the night skies are asked to arrive at the park before dark. People may observe on their own and do not have to attend a stargazing program. If it rains or thunders, all programs will be cancelled.

Check for 48-hour cloud cover forecasts and viewing conditions.

Public Invited to Attend Star Party
Saturday, Sept. 3 from 8-11 p.m., the general public is invited to attend the Black Forest Star Party hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Observers at Cherry Springs State Park. Hundreds of telescopes will be set up on Astronomy Observation Field by the 475 visiting astronomers. Many of them are volunteering their scopes for the public to use to view the night sky. Take this opportunity to look through different types of telescopes and speak with the astronomers about them. Visitors are asked to park at the Night Sky Viewing Area and walk across Route 44 to Observation Field. Visitors must leave by 11 p.m. so the astronomers can get back to observing. Bring a small flashlight; red filters will be provided. No registration is required. Viewing for the public will be cancelled in the event of bad weather or sky conditions. To check to see if the public viewing will be held, call (814) 435-1037 or (814) 435-5010.

Solar Viewing
Look through the park’s specially filtered telescopes to take a closer look at the sun, view its features and learn how they impact planet earth during this free program on Sunday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Night Sky Viewing Area. No registration is required.

Magnificent Milky Way
The Magnificent Milky Way Night Sky Tour is being offered from 9-10:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 at the park’s Night Sky Viewing Area. Experience the splendor of the night sky and Milky Way during this new moon weekend. Learn about the constellations and the myths and legends about them during a laser-guided tour by park staff. Use the park's telescopes to explore the planets, star clusters and other deep space objects. This program is free. Pre-registration is required.

To Pre-register
Online registration for the Magnificent Milky Way Night Sky Tour is required. Visit If there is a problem with registering online or for information about these free programs, call (814) 435-1037 or (814) 435-5010.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Delmar Twp, Tioga County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-08-22 to Swepi Lp in Delmar Twp, Tioga county. 78.54 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Corp in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-08-25 to Seneca Resources Corp in Jenks Twp, Forest county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Shinglehouse Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 44

At 10:16 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to the intersection of Bells Run Road and Route 44 for a 2 vehicle crash.

Houghton Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 243

At 12:23 AM on Saturday, Houghton Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Rt. 243 near Hillman Road. Car is reported in a cornfield.
12:30 AM--Rushford Fire Dept. & Ambulance & Oramel Fire Dept. dispatched to assist. Reporting multiple patients with injuries.

Chicken BBQ Saturday In Roulette By West End Trail Blazers Starts At 11 AM

T-306 (East Carley Hill Road) Closed Sunday For Emergency Sluice Pipe Replacemnet

Estate Sale At 3251 Bells Run Road, Shinglehouse, PA August 27 & 28, 2016

Vendor Openings For "A Barn Market Sale" Saturday, September 17th On Route 417 Near Andover, NY

Abbott Township Seeking Candidates For Part-Time Secretary / Treasurer

Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sales September 3th, 2016

41st Annual Germania Old Home Day Is Sunday, September 4th, 2016

SMC Looking For Qualified People With Powder Metal Experience For Positions In Galeton & St. Marys

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-08-15 00:00:00 to ATLAS RESOURCES LLC for site STUBLER PAD A 1H in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Friday, August 26, 2016

Port Allegany Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 155 South

At 11:21 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Rt. 155 South, just north of Scaffold Lick Road.

Cole Memorial Coudersport Wellness Center


Ernest Kallenbach
BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Alumni Association will honor alumnus Fred Proper ’89 and Ernest Kallenbach, assistant professor of accounting, during its Alumni and Family Weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Proper will accept the PBAA’s Denny Lowery Distinguished Volunteer Award, while Kallenbach will receive the alumni association’s Teaching Excellence Award.

Both will be recognized at the PBAA Alumni Awards Dinner and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction at 5 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Mukaiyama University Room. The cost is $25 for adults, $12 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. For registration, visit or call 814-362-5091.

Proper has been a long-time volunteer with PBAA. He was nominated by former PBAA president, Stacy Sorokes Wallace ’01.

Fred Proper
“I think Fred has been on almost every committee of the board,” Wallace said. “He has been active in projects and events, and when he has committed to take on a task, he has always followed through.”

Proper teaches drafting technology at Bradford Area High School and has served the community on the Bradford Area School Board and Bradford City Council. He and his wife, Kim, live in Bradford.

Recent recipients of the Lowery Distinguished Volunteer Award include Chris Luke ’94, John Foersnter ’79 and Joe Colosimo ’94.

Kallenbach has taught accounting at Pitt-Bradford for eight years. Prior to teaching at Pitt-Bradford, he was the controller for St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y.

Kallenbach has been nominated by several students over the last few years.

“He is an excellent teacher and always provides real world views on subjects within the course,” said Payton Adams ’15, echoing comments of other students. “He breaks down and simplifies subject matter and genuinely cares about his students’ best interests.”

In addition to his teaching duties, Kallenbach oversees the popular Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program through which students prepare taxes at no cost to lower income individuals and families. He is also an active member of the Pitt-Bradford faculty senate.

He is married, lives in Olean, N.Y., and has six grown children.

Recent recipients of the teaching award are Dr. Jean Truman, associate professor of nursing; Dr. Lauren Yaich, associate professor of biology; and Dr. Mark Kelley, assistant professor of exercise science.


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold several First Friday admissions programs during Fall terms to give prospective students and their families an opportunity to visit Pitt-Bradford in a group setting.

The sessions will be held Sept. 2, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, beginning at 10 a.m.

The program will include a campus tour, a presentation from the admissions office and lunch on campus.

“First Friday events allow prospective students and their families the opportunity to experience Pitt-Bradford personally. Our visitors will learn about academic programs, student life, athletics and financial aid,” said Vicky Pingie, associate director of admissions.

The sessions are designed for any prospective student, which includes high school juniors and seniors, transfer students and nontraditional students.

For those who would prefer to visit on a weekend, Pitt-Bradford will hold its fall open houses Sept. 24, Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. Open houses begin at 12:30 p.m. and provide more in-depth presentations, including a student panel and a chance to meet with faculty.

Participants for admissions events are asked to register, either online at or by calling 1-800-872-1787.

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.

On Monday, August 29, and Tuesday, August 30, alternating lanes of I-80 eastbound will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between mile 218 and mile 223.

On Wednesday, August 31, the westbound right lane of I-80 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between mile 217 and mile 219.

These closures will be to allow the contractor to perform profile milling of the concrete roadway.

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

Coudersport Ambulance To Park Avenue

At 5:48 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Park Avenue for a cardiac emergency.

McKean County Conservation District Accepts Grant from Shell

Sandy Thompson District Manager, Kerry Fetter District
Board Chairman, Amanda Peterson Shell Exploration, and
Resource Conservationist Lindsay Shine.
On July 12, 2016, Amanda Peterson, Community Liaison Officer of Shell Exploration and Production Company, presented McKean County Conservation District Board Chairman Kerry Fetter, District Manager Sandy Thompson, and Resource Conservationist Lindsay Shine with a grant check for $40,000.00 for conservation programs in McKean County. 

The funds will be utilized for the ongoing streambank stabilization and fish habitat program to prevent streambank erosion and pollution from sediment and place in-stream habitat structures. Numerous McKean County landowners will benefit from the program and stream health and habitat for aquatic organisms will be improved. Projects restore riparian areas and in-stream fish habitat through designed projects.

Marjorie C. Kriner, 78, of Morris, PA

Marjorie C. Kriner

Marjorie C. Kriner, 78, of Morris, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. 

She was the wife of Lyle P. Kriner, whom she married on September 28, 1974. 

Marjorie was born April 11, 1938 in Morris, PA. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Osborn) Collins.

Marjorie was a graduate of Liberty High school.

She worked as secretary for Pa. Dept. of Transportation retiring after 33 years. 

Marjorie was a member of Morris UMC. In addition she belonged to Mary Wells Chapter #452 O.E.S. Wellsboro, PA.

Surviving are her husband Lyle; stepdaughters, Elthea (Keith) Maust, FL Keys and Edyth May, Wellsboro, PA; sister, Naomi (Martin) Patt, Wellsboro, PA and brother, Donald (Jean) Collins, Morris, PA; four step-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; three nephews and a niece.

Friends and family are invited to Marjorie’s Life Celebration on Monday, August 29, 2016, from 12-1 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in the West Branch Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Marjorie’s name to Twin Tiers Regional Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 1306, Elmira, NY 14902.

To share your fondest memories and sign Marjorie’s guestbook, visit

Arrangements entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd.

Another Woman Missing From Galeton


Patrick H. “Pat” Brown, 79, of Warren, PA

Patrick Brown

Patrick H. “Pat” Brown, 79, of Warren, PA, died Thursday evening, August 26, 2016 at Warren Manor Nursing Home. 

US Navy Veteran
He was born May 15, 1937 in Bayonne, NJ, son of James and Jeanette Paterson Brown. He has been a Warren area resident for the past 40 years. 

Pat had served with the U.S. Navy from 1954 until 1958. 

He was employed with Local 7 Boilermakers Union of Buffalo, N.Y. as a Boilermaker for 50 years, retiring in 1995. 

He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church. 

Pat was an avid fisherman, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly Bellardo Brown whom he married November 12, 1960 at St. James R.C. Church, Jamestown, NY, 3 Children – Patricia Roberto and husband, Matthew, Pittsburgh, PA, Daniel Brown and wife, Michelle of Olean, NY, Kathleen Rosborough and husband, Barry of South Fayette, PA, 3 Sisters – Catherine Parker and husband, Ed of Prattsburgh, NY, Eileen Bailey and husband, Rev. David of Alloway, NJ, Jeanne Chiacchio and husband, Ellio of Carneys Point, NJ, 1 Brother – William Brown and wife, Bette of Sarasota, FL, 9 Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Son – Mark Brown in 1995, 1 Daughter – Lori Brown in 1968, 6 Brothers – Peter, Alexander, James, John, Joseph and Arthur Brown, 2 Sisters – Elizabeth Cardy, Veronica Dennis.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East, Warren, PA, on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 1:45 P.M. Sunday by Deacon Joseph Lucia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA, with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA., 16365. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Ruby C. Cataldo, 88, of N. Warren, PA

Ruby C. Cataldo

Ruby C. Cataldo, 88, of N. Warren, PA, died Thursday, August 25, 2016 at her residence. 

She was born February 12, 1928 in Oil City, PA. Ruby was the daughter of Howard and Nolene Davis Reninger. 

She has resided in Warren, PA., since 1962 and was a former resident of Kinzua and Custer City, PA. 

She was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School and was owner and operator of Cataldo’s O’l Barn and Cataldos Farm in Sugar Run, Kinzua, PA.

Ruby was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church where she had served as a church greeter. She was a member of Exchange Club of Warren, American Legion Post 135 Ladies Auxiliary. Her greatest joy in life was her family. 

She is survived by her children – Christine Cataldo of Warren, PA., Santa D’Agostino and husband, David of Marilla, NY, Frank (Cheeky) Cataldo of Warren, PA, David Cataldo of Hardeeville, SC, 1 Sister – Carolyn Neel of Riverside, CA, 11 Grandchildren – Kimberly Rickman of Pittsburgh, PA, Nicole Rath of Wilton, CT, David D’Agostino of Victor, NY, Kirsten Nelson of Glenshaw, PA, Jena Seymour, Kelly Medure, Dr. Michael Meneo, Katelyn Cataldo all of Pittsburgh, PA, Carly Cataldo of Warren, PA, MacKenzie Cataldo of Poland, OH, Drew Taylor of Philadelphia, PA, 17 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Charles M. Cataldo whom she married September 21, 1947 in Bradford, PA, who died May 22, 1990, 1 Son – Charles J. Cataldo who died February 6, 1997, 4 Brothers – Haven, Tom, Gail and Howard Reninger, 2 Sisters – Lee Garcia and Shirley Peters.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 1:45 P.M., Sunday.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at
St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor and Fr. Walter E. Packard, Pastor of St. Titus R.C. Church, Titusville, Pa. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA, 16365. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting


08/26/2016 01:03 PM EDT
Willis Ocean Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling 30 cases of Willis Eagle brand MUT GUNG SWEETENED GINGER, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
WFSP Foods, LLC Recalls Pork And Chicken Sausage Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens
WFSP Foods LLC, a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 18,672 pounds of pork and chicken sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
08/26/2016 05:18 PM EDT
Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products (product descriptions attached), because they have 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. 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.

Ava Byrne has been found safe and sound

After an hours-long Amber Alert, Ava Byrne has been found safe and sound. She was in New York, her father has been taken into custody. A New York City traffic officer spotted the two after hearing the #Amber Alert. She is being checked out at the hospital.

Road Work Update for McKean and Potter Counties, Week of Aug. 29

Bradford, PA – A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) road improvement project that began in May continues in McKean and Potter Counties. 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.
PennDOT expects the week of August 29 to feature work at the following locations:

• Milling and paving on Route 219 at Owens Way
• Placement of shoulder back-up on Route 6 from Sweden Valley to Potato City
• Milling and paving on Route 6 west of Galeton

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

Veggie Mobile delivers vegetables, builds relationships

OLEAN, N.Y., August 26, 2016— Amidst the kids’ shouts of “I love onions. Can I have more onions?” Bev Bennett, better known at Alder Court as the “Carrot Lady” thanks to her carrot costume, invites her friends, all under 5 feet tall, to join her in making a salad.

The Veggie Mobile provides healthy food options to public housing residents who frequently face high rates of poverty and diet-related health problems such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. The project aims to combat these circumstances in low-income households.

Thanks in part to a $2,000 grant from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, the Veggie Mobile is serving more needy Olean residents and building more relationships with those residents in its second year.

According to Athena Godet-Calogeras, Veggie Mobile project director, the Veggie Mobile serves between 125 and 150 people at every Wednesday delivery. And that number continues to grow each week she said.

The project’s impact was noticeable.

“Have you ever seen kids so excited about vegetables?” Ms. Bennett asked as hands around the kids table shot up to request more tomatoes.

The project only served Alder and Seneca Courts residents last year. This year the Veggie Mobile also makes stops at Martha Court and the Olean House thanks to new funding sources like the CRCF grant made from the foundation’s Community Fund, which makes possible grants to important area causes and projects.

Ms. Godet-Calogeras believes the Veggie Mobile has had quite an impact this summer. “We come to them (residents) so they don’t have to go to a food bank or to a church,” she said. “That’s important because 75 percent of the elderly in the housing projects don’t have any form of transportation,” she said.

But for Ms. Godet-Calogeras, the program is about even more than bringing healthy foods in the form of fresh vegetables.

“You start to build relationships,” she said. “Soon you know and talk to the people you’re serving each week.”

At first, she said, people were a little hesitant, but there was no shortage of smiles and gratitude as Veggie Mobile volunteers passed out corn, tomatoes, onions and more at Alder Court.

Ms. Godet-Calogeras said that the residents constantly express their gratitude. In fact, they help volunteers set up before delivery. The very people the program is meant to serve are now leaving donations in thanks every week, she said.

Who would have known the power an onion has to excite kids and bring people together?

Donations can be made to the Community Fund to benefit important community projects like the Veggie Mobile at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203 or online at

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

Card Shower For Lena Stuckey

Chicken BBQ Saturday In Roulette By West End Trail Blazers Starts At 11 AM


August wild-turkey sightings must be reported by Sept. 4

Time is running out to report wild-turkey sightings as part of the inaugural Pennsylvania Wild Turkey Sighting Survey.

The survey period closes Aug. 31, and the public has until Sept. 4 to report turkey sightings recorded during the month of August.

There have been more than 2,300 submissions so far, and a summary of the final survey results will be posted on the Game Commission’s website beginning Sept. 6.

Information submitted to as part of the survey will help in analyzing spring turkey production. Participants are requested to report the wild turkeys they see (whether they’re gobblers, hens with broods, hens without broods, or unknowns), along with the general location, date, and contact information to be used only if there are any questions. The data also will be used to compare turkey reproduction in Pennsylvania to that of other states in the Northeast that are also conducting the same type of citizen-science turkey surveys to give us a regional view of wild turkey population trends. Every entry into the database is important.

Factors including spring weather, habitat, winter food abundance, predation, and fall harvest the previous year affect wild turkey productivity.

The 2015 statewide turkey population was approximately 216,000, which is slightly above the previous five-year average of 205,000 birds.

Pennsylvania’s turkey population reached its peak of about 280,000 birds in the early 2000s as a result of restoration efforts through wild trap and transfer, habitat improvement, and fall turkey hunting season restrictions. It then declined sharply to levels below 200,000, but, for the last two years has been trending back up, now exceeding the five-year average.

James A. Fenstemaker, 75, of Bradford, PA

James A. Fenstemaker

James A. Fenstemaker, 75, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Bradford Manor.

He was born on January 20, 1941 in Bradford, the son of the late Allen and Rose Gainey Fenstemaker.

He was a 1959 graduate of the St. Bernard School. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with his Bachelor's degree and from St. Bonaventure University with his Master's degree.

He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church where he was a lector, an adult altar server and a Eucharistic minister.

He is survived by his sister, Joan Mansour of Bradford; a niece, Jill (Steven) Schmidt of Bradford and two grand nephews, Evan and Jonah Schmidt of Bradford.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to CARE for Children, P.O. Box 616, Bradford, PA 16701 or the St. Bernard Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Thompson Encourages Students to Begin Preparing for the Service Academy Nomination Application Process

Congressional Office Sets Oct. 1, 2016 Deadline for Nomination Applications

Bellefonte, PA –Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today announced Oct. 1, 2016, as the submission deadline for high school seniors to apply for nomination for acceptance into the U.S. Service Academies for 2017.

“I welcome interested students to contact the respective Academy they are seeking acceptance, in order to open a pre-candidate application file. When that is complete, they should contact my Bellefonte office to start the process of opening an application," said Thompson. "This is a highly competitive process, yet each year I am amazed at outstanding qualifications of the applicants, their passion, and commitment to service," Thompson added.

Detailed information on the Academy nomination application process, including the application itself and related guidance, can be found on Thompson’s website,, under the “Services” tab. Students can also learn more by calling the congressman’s Academy Coordinator at (814) 353-0215.

Completed applications must be submitted to Thompson’s district office, located at 3555 Benner Pike, Suite 101, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

The service academies accepting nominations through congressional offices are the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut, accepts candidates based on its own testing criteria.

Basic requirements for applying for a nomination are:

· The candidate must be at least 17 years old but not have passed his or her 23rd birthday.

· Must be a U.S. citizen at time of application.

· Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

· Must reside within the boundaries of the 5th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

· Must be able to meet the medical, physical and academic requirements set forth by the academies.

· Must submit a congressional nomination application, including all required information.

· Note: Students must also apply directly to the selected Academy by initially filing a pre-candidate application.

Selection criteria are based on an impartial, non-partisan, volunteer board that oversees the nomination process.

53 Overdose Deaths Reported Just This Year So Far In Broome County, NY

PA Permit Violation Issued, Reports Drilling Started

PA Permit Violation Issued to Warren E &Amp; P Inc in Washington Twp, Wyoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-08-24 to Warren E &Amp; P Inc in Washington Twp, Wyoming county. 91.34(A) - ACTIVITIES UTILIZING POLLUTANTS - Failure to take necessary measures to prevent the substances from directly or indirectly reaching waters of this Commonwealth, through accident, carelessness, maliciousness, hazards of weather or from another cause.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2016-08-26 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2604 78H 51551 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Coudersport, Port Allegany Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire

At 12:00 PM on Friday, Coudersport and Port Allegany Fire Departments have been dispatched to a possible residential structure fire at 391 Rt. 6 west. Caller reports hearing smoke detectors going off. Building evacuated.

Port Allegany response cancelled.

Coudersport Dispatched To Fully Involved Vehicle Fire

At 11:59 AM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 22 Tennessee Avenue in Hebron Township for a fully involved vehicle fire with exposures.
Shinglehouse engine requested to scene.

EAS Child Abduction Emergency

After an hours-long Amber Alert, Ava Byrne has been found safe and sound. She was in New York, her father has been taken into custody. A New York City traffic officer spotted the two after hearing the #Amber Alert. She is being checked out at the hospital.

Cole's Wellness Center welcomes new massage therapist

Allison Lathrop- Cole Mem
The Coudersport Wellness Center at Cole Memorial added a new licensed massage therapist to its team. Allison Lathrop (pictured) graduated from the Great Lakes Institute of Technology in Erie, Pennsylvania with a diploma in massage therapy.

Allison credits her godfather, a chiropractor, for inspiring her to pursue this field of helping others through therapeutic massage.

Massage has been shown to have a range of health benefits, from lowering blood pressure to easing migraines. Research has demonstrated that massage may help relieve pain from injuries or diseases such as cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia and Parkinson's disease. Massage can also help lower stress, which is beneficial for overall health.

In addition to providing traditional services such as Swedish massage, Allison offers deep tissue, hot stone, shiatsu and sports massage for all ages in the Coudersport Wellness Center’s newly renovated massage room.

Massage costs: $10 for 10 minutes, $35 for 25 minutes, $45 for one hour or $45 for a 45-minute hot stone massage. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Center at Cole Memorial at 814-274-5353.

Check Out What Pennsylvania State Parks Have To Offer For Labor Day Weekend

United Gas Workers Union Looking At Possible Lockout In Contract Dispute With Dominion

T-306 (East Carley Hill Road) Closed Sunday For Emergency Sluice Pipe Replacemnet

Wellsboro Dispatched To Vehicle Fire

At 9:31 AM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the intersection of the Cherry Flats Road and Arnot Road for a vehicle fire.

Marjorie C. Aley, 91 of Winchester TN, formerly of Galeton, PA

Marjorie C. Aley

Marjorie C. Aley, 91 of Winchester TN, formerly of Galeton, PA, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Baily Manor, Winchester, TN. 

Born October 6, 1924, in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Hilda (McCormick) Aley. 

She attended and graduated from Galeton High School. 

Marjorie was a homemaker and spent her life caring for her mother and her older brother, Kenneth. 

She loved to travel, but never wanted to live anywhere but Galeton. She enjoyed reading her Bible and attending Bible study. She appreciated pretty things, especially pink, and liked to shop, especially for jewelry. Marjorie never met a cookie or bowl of ice cream that she didn’t like. 

She loved people, and always tried to pay a compliment to others. Although she never married or had children of her own, she enjoyed being around children and young people. 

Marjorie enjoyed competition. She played basketball in her younger years and other games in later years. She greatly enjoyed going for walks, and visiting with her friends and neighbors. 

Surviving are a nephew, Kenneth J. Moore Sr., Winchester TN and a niece, Jane Schuman, Kingston NY. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:00am at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. The Rev. Thomas Shatto will officiate. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Galeton Ambulance Association.

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, August 26, 2016
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Help for First Responders - At hearings in northeastern Pennsylvania this week, the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees learned more about ways in which the Commonwealth can better assist first responders in the years to come and better manage emergency response situations.
The first hearing focused on long-term first response needs, including addressing a shortage of volunteers and relaunching a task force for long-term strategic planning. The original task force, established in 2004, developed numerous recommendations that have since been enacted into law.

The second hearing’s testimony dealt with overhauling the state’s emergency management law, the role that regional task forces play and the resources needed to ensure a proper state of readiness.
FAFSA Changes – If you are a college student or the parent of one, you know what the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form is. Two important changes have been made to the process, including the time frame for submitting the form:
  • Rather than Jan. 1, 2017, students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016. This is a permanent change.
  • Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.  
Click here for more information on the FAFSA.

Attention Hunters - The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a hunter training course this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brockway Sportsmen’s Club Pavilion, 608 Baghdad Road, Brockway. The course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can purchase a license.

If you are interested in registering for the class, please click here.
Honoring Our Veterans – On Sunday, Sept. 4, the new Curwensville World War II Memorial will be dedicated in Curwensville Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Nearly 800 men and women from Curwensville and the surrounding area served our country during the second World War.
Did you know….state Rep. Tommy Sankey and I share a district office in Clearfield? The office is located at 315 East Market St. Please feel free to stop by to check out the legislative services that are available to you.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, August 26, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol
Outreach Hours Set for Sept. 1
To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, Sept. 1:
  • Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.
  • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.
Services available include assistance with any state-related issues or concerns, driver license and vehicle registration applications, and applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug assistance programs.

As always, you are welcome to stop by my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor), Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1) or Kane (55 Fraley St.) Monday through Friday, or visit my website at or my Facebook page at for the latest news from state government.
Thank You for Coming!

We had another great turnout at the 2016 Bradford Senior Citizens Expo earlier this month. I want to thank the senior citizens, their family members and caregivers, as well as all of the exhibitors and our volunteers for making the event a great success. If you missed out on the Bradford Expo, just mark your calendars because we have two more coming up. The first will be on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Kane Community Center and then on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Roulette Fire Hall. Both events will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., are free to attend and offer a free lunch.
PennDOT Assistance, Senior Benefit Information and More Available at Legislative Offices

To best serve you and maintain open lines of communication, I operate three full-time district offices in Bradford, Coudersport and Kane, and host office hours periodically in Emporium and Port Allegany.

My staff and I are ready to help answer your questions about state government issues, as well as to provide information and applications for a variety of state programs. Office services include:
  • Driver’s license and vehicle registration applications and renewals.
  • Assistance with PennDOT paperwork (lost cards, changes, corrections, special registration plates, vanity plates and temporary placards for persons with physical disabilities).
  • Information and applications for senior citizen benefit programs, including Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug programs.
  • Information and applications for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • Help with securing birth and death certificates (photo identification required).
  • Information about legislation.
  • Assistance with resolving matters relating to state agencies, such as Veterans Affairs, Human Services, Labor and Industry, Insurance, Environmental Protection or Conservation and Natural Resources. 
 Fighting Back Against Drug Abuse 

In an effort to fight drug abuse and specifically the ongoing opioid and heroin crisis, a statewide database is now online to allow practitioners to better monitor prescription drug abuse and detect possible abuse or fraud. The database was authorized through Act 191 of 2014 and is being maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The program, called the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Act, is an electronic database listing all controlled substances that are prescribed and dispensed in Pennsylvania. The database will help improve patient care and prescribing practices, uncover drug diversion and identify “doctor shopping.”

Pennsylvania is now one of 49 states to have a database tracking prescription drug dispensing for controlled substances, and efforts are underway to expand the database across state lines for greater information sharing.

For more information, click here.
Veterans Assistance Available 
Veterans service officers will be available in my Bradford and Coudersport offices in September to assist veterans and their family members with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Hours in the Kane office are canceled this month due to the Labor Day holiday and will resume on the first Monday of October.

The schedule is as follows:
For information about future veterans outreach dates and locations, click here.