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Saturday, September 17, 2016

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NY State Police Arrest Woman For Shoplifting

Allegheny Stuns Pitt-Bradford Women in Double Overtime

BRADFORD, Pa. - Allegheny scored the game-tying goal with 72 seconds remaining in regulation and won in double overtime to stun the Pitt-Bradford women’s soccer team Saturday, 3-2.

Pitt-Bradford trailed 1-0 at the break before drawing even in the 74th minute. Abbey Kalin sent a ball directly through two defenders and Grace Dadzaa finished for her first goal of the season. Moments later, Sarah Dailey stuffed an Allegheny penalty kick attempt to keep the score tied.

In the 85th minute, Kaitlyn Donnelly sent a pass over the top of the defense, Courtney Shade won a footrace to the ball and chipped it in over Allegheny’s Colleen Fleming to push the Panthers ahead 2-1. The lead would be short lived, though. Jessie Thiessen beat Dailey to the ball with 1:12 remaining and tapped it in to level the match.

Allegheny controlled the pace of play in overtime, managing to register five shot attempts to the Panthers’ one. The Gators earned a corner kick in the 107th minute and Thiessen won possession in front of the net, finishing in the far corner to complete the comeback.

Allegheny outshot Pitt-Bradford 16-6 and held a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks. Dailey finished with eight saves in net.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 2-3-1 on the year and hosts Elmira Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Pitt-Bradford Volleyball Recap

Volleyball Finishes Second at Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic

WOOSTER, Ohio - The Pitt-Bradford volleyball team finished second at the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic Saturday, splitting a pair of matches. The Panthers fell to Wooster 3-0 before rebounding to defeat Oberlin 3-1.

The Panthers finished the weekend 3-1 and Christina Rauh and Kirsten Platz were named to the all-tournament team.

Wooster swept the Panthers 27-25, 25-16, 25-21 to open day two of the event. The Panthers were limited to a .039 hitting percentage for and had nearly as many attack errors (27) as kills (31). Mandy Finch had a team-high seven kills and Erin Fagan and Platz had six apiece. Rauh totaled 24 assists and added 10 digs to post a double-double. Finch led Pitt-Bradford with 13 digs and Brianna Majot registered nine.

The Panthers knocked off Oberlin in their tournament finale 25-17, 14-25, 25-18, 25-11. Platz recorded a team-high 12 kills, Finch added nine and Alexis Dhayer and Fagan had seven each. Rauh tallied 35 assists and three aces. Finch logged 18 digs and Emily Reitz totaled 16.

Pitt-Bradford stands at 10-3 on the season and hosts Allegheny Wednesday at 7 p.m.




Horton Township, Ridgway Ambulance Dispatched To Vehicle Crash Near Brandy Camp

 At 9:53 on Saturday, Horton Township Fire Dept has been dispatched to a vehicle crash on Rt. 219 near the Brandy Camp intersection. One patient is reported unresponsive. The roadway is blocked. Heavy entrapment is reported. A helicopter has been requested but unable to fly. The coroner has been called to the scene.
10:17 PM--Report both lanes of Rt. 219 are CLOSED and detoured.
10:20 PM--Ridgway ambulance enroute to Penn Highlands Elk.

AMUsing Comedy and Music Tour coming to Bradford on Oct. 6

BRADFORD -- The AMUsing Comedy and Music Tour, featuring comedian Leland Klassen and musician Dan Macaulay, will be coming to Open Arms Community Church of Bradford at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

The touring group has been described as “A fantastic mix of comedy and music” and "A perfect blend of the sacred and the silly.”

Over the last 16 years Klassen has become recognized as Canada’s premier clean comedian. Using his farm boy charm, his observations and life experiences are brought to life in a one-of-a-kind show.

Joining him in a seamless mix of music and laughs is acclaimed recording artist Dan Macaulay, who has a unique ability to get a room singing along, tour officials said. Many of Macaulay’s songs are sung and played in churches around the world.

Pastor Mike McAvoy described the motivation of bringing the show to the Bradford area.
“The Bible says that ‘a cheerful heart is like medicine to the body’ and that the ‘joy of the Lord is our strength.’ We thought in light of all the tensions and constant stress we live in as individuals and as a society it would be good to have some great, family friendly entertainment to help bring some joy and cheer into our lives.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. at 1289 East Main St. in Foster Township. The event is appropriate for all ages.

Tickets are on sale through Open Arms Community Church, Bradford Notary, Forged Spirit, You’ve Been Framed picture framing and from several members of the church. The tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

For more information, contact the church office at 814-368-8846.

10-1 Pinney Estates Auction, Saturday, Oct. 1, Richburg, NY







Eleanor C. Mayer, 85 of Emporium, PA

Eleanor C. Mayer

Eleanor C. Mayer, 85 of Emporium, PA passed away on September 10, 2016 in Lake Mary, Florida with family at her side.

Born March 9, 1931 in Emporium PA, she was a daughter of the late Frank O. and Elva G. Ingersoll Lewis. Eleanor graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1949.

On March 15, 1952 she married the late Allen K. Mayer.

She is survived by six children. Five sons: Larry A. (Lora) Mayer, DeBary, FL; Ron L. (Linda) Mayer, San Antonio, TX, Dan C. (Leslie) Mayer, League City, TX, Frank L. (Barbara) Mayer, Naples, FL, Randy K. (Lisa) Mayer, Yorktown, VA., and one daughter Linda E. (Kevin) Johnson, Emporium PA; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marlene England, Laurel, MD.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank O. and Elva G. Ingersoll Lewis and her husband Allen K. Mayer.

A memorial service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Tuesday, (September 27, 2016) at 12:00 PM with Father Matt Ryan, Rector, officiating. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 10:00 AM to Noon. Burial will follow in the Newton Cemetery in Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Barnett funeral home.

Online condolences maybe made at

Millerton & Daggett Dispatched For Land Rescue

At 2:48 PM on Saturday, Millerton & Daggett Fire Dept. have been dispatched to meet an individual in a black SUV at 347 Criss Road to be taken to a location on a logging road for a land rescue.

Alberta May MacMillan Kirkpatrick, 98, previously of 222 Conewango Ave in Warren, PA

Alberta M. Kirkpatrick

Alberta May MacMillan Kirkpatrick, 98, a recent resident of the Suites at the Rouse, Youngsville, and previously of 222 Conewango Ave in Warren, PA, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House, Warren.

Alberta was born July 15, 1918, in Boston, MA, the oldest child of Malcolm MacMillan and Nina Keith MacMillan. Following her mother’s death when Alberta was six, she attended Boston public schools until age eleven when she went to live with the Shaker Community at Canterbury Shaker Village, East Canterbury, NH. 

She graduated from their high school program in 1934, a student of Sister Marguerite Frost who had also become her surrogate mother.

Alberta was the last child taken to be raised in a Shaker Community. “The Shakers,” a religious sect, (The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing) founded in the late 1700’s in England, was based on Quaker principles. The Shakers, the most successful of the country’s many utopian societies in the 1800’s, established fourteen self-sustaining farming communities mostly in the northeastern states. The progressive and inventive Brothers and Sisters created many of the tools and methods we use today, patenting none, preferring to share them for the common good. If Shakers were alive today, they’d have computers. 

The celibate communities, now extinct, often took in children who were from orphaned or challenging family situations. Alberta lived with the Canterbury Shakers until she was eighteen. 

Celebrating Alberta’s long life, the Shaker Village mounted a museum retrospective of her childhood years at the community, which was also chronicled in Yankee Magazine. As Canterbury’s last child, armed with her acute memory, Alberta was the only remaining resource for correct furniture placement and usage of many artifacts at the living museum. 

On her 90th birthday the staff and trustees dedicated the day to her with programs for all visitors to the village museum and a large birthday party. The Associated Press covered the event, with the article and photos being published world-wide. Alberta (or Birdie as she was known by the Shakers) laughingly considered it her fifteen minutes of fame. Birdie credited her early years with the Shakers as both life altering and defining, years that formed her values, her work ethic and her lifelong curiosity. 

She was an Honorary Member of the Board of Canterbury Shaker Village.

The Shakers of Canterbury gave their girls classical educations in their cloistered hilltop school but no skills that translated to employment in the “outside” world. Alberta worked many years in both manufacturing jobs and the hospitality industry, eventually becoming a traveling dining room manager for the Red Coach Grilles Corporation, working seasonally in MA, CT, FL and CA.

In her later years she volunteered as a docent at the historic King Caesar House in Duxbury, MA and as a volunteer driver for the Duxbury Senior Citizens’ bus, continuing until her retirement at age 81, when she moved to Warren, PA to be near her daughter. 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Warren.

Alberta served many terms as president of the Duxbury Senior Citizens and was their travel director, taking the club to destinations around the U.S. and Canada, including Hawaii and Alaska, and many European countries. She loved everything involving travel, drove until she was 96, and on one of her many coast-to-coast trips, she crossed the country alone from Cape Cod to Los Angeles in two and a half days. 

She saw more of her beautiful world of mountains, oceans, sunsets and flowers from behind the wheel than most people see from the passenger seat. Any trip was truly complete if it involved visiting and climbing a lighthouse, a favorite destination. She was instrumental in saving and restoring the historic Duxbury Bug Light.

She managed the federal surplus food program in Duxbury, served as an emergency response director for Pilgrim Nuclear Station in Plymouth, MA, and hosted a local closed-circuit television show for seniors in Plymouth County. 

Mrs. Kirkpatrick enjoyed gardening, baking, and jigsaw puzzles, dedicating time to reading and crossword puzzles so she could “keep the grey stuff sharp.”

A truly joyful person, she loved nothing better than sharing a good story or a great laugh with friends, and even more if she could offer them hospitality around her table. Her wit and humor won her many friends throughout her life.

In addition to her parents and Sister Marguerite, Alberta was predeceased by her husband, Francis Earl Kirkpatrick, of Duxbury, MA whom she married in 1968 in Santa Ana, CA and who died in 1983; her brothers Chester Malcolm MacMillan and Kenneth Arthur MacMillan, a sister Rose Etta Rodrigues, her son-in-law, Thomas O’Brien and several nieces and nephews. 

She is survived by her daughter Marcy O’Brien (husband Richard Fisher) of Warren, a granddaughter Alix Susanne O’Brien Fox (Ian) of Lexington, MA, a grandson, Barton Bennett O’Brien of Annapolis, MD, and two great-grandchildren, Keira and Malcolm Fox. She is also survived by two nephews, many cousins and a dear friend, Patt Gilliland of Hemet, CA.

Friends are invited to call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

A memorial service will take place at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren at 2:00 pm, on Sunday, September 25th followed by a Celebration of Life for friends and family at the Conewango Club at three o’clock.

A memorial service will be conducted at Canterbury Shaker Village later this fall at a date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Alberta’s beloved Canterbury Shaker Village, Shaker Road, East Canterbury, NH 03224 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Ave., Warren. 

Burial of cremains will be in Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury , Massachusetts at the convenience of the family.

Coudersport Dispatched For Pole & Wires Down

At 2:11 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the intersection of Neefe Road and Sweden Hill Road for a pole and wires down.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sheetz

At 12:35 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sheetz for a male with difficulty breathing.

Alfred, Almond Dispatched To Crash At 5 Corners

At 12:30 PM on Saturday, Alfred & Almond have been dispatched to 5 Corners for a motor vehicle accident.

Joanne C. Chalmers Celebration of Life Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Galeton Moose

Joanne C. Chalmers

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Galeton Moose. Dress will be casual and we ask that people wear something blue in honor of Joanne.

John H. Jones, 78, of Gaines, PA

John H. Jones

John H. Jones, 78, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born April 22, 1938 in Rochester, NY, he was a son of the late Robert and Necia (Johnston) Jones. 

John was a 1957 Graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School. 

US Army Veteran
On June 19, 1957, he married the former Frances Cole, who survives. 

John was a Veteran having served in the United States Army. 

He was a night watchman for St. Mary’s Carbon and loved the outdoors. 

John enjoyed NASCAR and visiting and drinking coffee with his friends at all the local restaurants, especially the Dunkin Donuts in Wellsboro. 

In addition to his wife, Frances, John is survived by a son, Ronald (Amanda) Jones, TN; four daughters, Tammy Hamberger, Wellsboro, PA, Cherie (Robert) Vannatter, Mills, PA, Deborah Morris, Carlisle, PA, and Marcia (Hershel) Holsomback, Middlebury Center, PA; 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and three sisters, Roberta Jones and Karen (Larue) Ogden, both of FL, and Crystal (Roger) Lawrence , Wichita KS. 

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a son, Rayford Jones, a grandchild, and two great grandchildren. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 9:30:00-11:00am. A Funeral Service followed at 11:00am with the Rev. Keith Paris officiating. Burial will be in the Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA. 

Military Honors will be accorded by the Tioga County Honor Guard. 

Memorial contributions may be made to a local V.F.W.

Police seek identity of man found dead near Penfield

By Julie Benamati
The Progress

PENFIELD — DuBois-based state police are seeking information that may lead to the identity of a man found dead along state Route 153 near Penfield on Friday.

According to Clearfield County Coroner Mike Morris, the male was discovered by a passer-by along the highway located between state Route 219 and the community of Penfield in Huston Township, about a half-mile from the Elk County line.

“I was notified around 12:15 p.m.,” Morris said in a telephone interview when asked when the male’s body was discovered.

Morris said the man is believed to be in his early 30s and was found over a guard rail.

“My preliminary guess is that he died somewhere between midnight and 6 a.m. on Friday,” Morris said. “An autopsy is scheduled Sunday in State College and we’ll hopefully know more at that time.”

Anyone with information that may lead to the man’s identity or circumstances surrounding the death are asked to call Dubois-based state police at 371-4652.

Big Turnout For Jeremy Sprouse Benefit Ride

Seamus McGraw Article On Lynn Hall; Port Allegany's Falling Water

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Happy Birthday Chad Sepiol!!

Ridgway Dispatched To Two Vehicle Crash On Rt. 949

At 9:46 AM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a 2 vehicle accident on Rt. 949 near Maine Lane.

Construction Sign Removal Next Week on I-80 Project in Montour County

​Montoursville – There will be no lane closures next week on the $30 million construction project on Interstate 80 in Montour County.
However, the contractor will be removing work zone construction signs on the interstate during daylight hours on Monday, September 19, and Tuesday, September 20.

Motorists should be alert, drive with caution and watch for workers near the roadway.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.


Why not let Habitat for Humanity take your unwanted saleable items for their re-sale store or yard sale inventory?

We can put your unwanted items to good use as well as give you a tax write off certificate.

We will arrange to pick-up large items or you can call our store and drop items off there. 

We accept: Furniture, household goods, building materials, electronics, (No TV’s , Tires or Clothes)

For Pick up call 910-279-7412 Ask for Dick Myers

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers.

Maybe you are recently retired or just tired of being alone. We would be happy to put some spark in your life.

You don’t need to be an expert, just willing to help when needed to help others. You can volunteer as few or as many hours as you would like. We feel you will find this to be a rewarding experience. Just call Dick Myers at the number above.

Round & Square Dance Tonight At Odin Grange Hall Near Coudersport

Drug Forum Examines Epidemic Affecting Potter County

Potter County Today

Andy Watson
Fatal heroin overdoses, families ripped apart, decaying communities and a rising financial toll for taxpayers – these are among the devastating consequences of a drug epidemic that has swept across northern Pennsylvania and shown its ugly face in Potter County. Three public officials in the forefront of trying to stem the tide reported on their progress and offered some advice to families and community members during a public presentation at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library in Shinglehouse. Speakers were Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson, Shinglehouse Borough Police Chief Brad Buchholz and Potter County Drug and Alcohol Programs Administrator Colleen Wilber.

Watson explained that the law enforcement community has seen a meteoric rise in serious drug cases since 2010. He has been a central figure in the establishment and operation of a regional law enforcement strike force that has intercepted some drug trafficking through undercover officers and confidential informants. Buchholz has also played a role on the strike force, which is part of a statewide initiative controlled by the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General. They showed samples of heroin packets that are commonly available in Potter County, inexpensive and often adulterated or “cut” with other substances.

Brad Buchholz
The D.A. cited more than 100 arrests since the strike force began its work, some of which involved major dealers linked to distribution networks centered in Williamsport and other more populated areas. Watson encouraged citizens to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior that could be related to drug trafficking. He also discussed a new initiative that encourages those who are addicted to illicit substances to contact law enforcement officials for referral to treatment options as an alternative to criminal prosecution. Buchholz suggested that parents monitor their children’s internet or mobile device use, since those electronic tools are used for 90 percent or more of drug transactions.
Wilber’s spoke of services available through the county. Her agency assesses drug and alcohol offenders for addiction and connects them with treatment options. Services are available to all county residents – not just those involved the criminal justice system. She and Watson serve on a team that administers two “treatment courts” that provide alternatives to traditional criminal justice disposition in some cases.

Colleen Wilber
Potter County has received national and state accolades for some of its early forays into innovative programs that are geared toward reducing jail populations and more effectively addressing issues and circumstances that can lead an individual to criminal activity. Senior Judge John Leete presides over the DUI and Drug Treatment Courts, while President Judge Stephen Minor has been a driving force behind their establishment. Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover have also been supportive, providing increased staffing in the county’s Probation Department and establishment of a Women’s Residential Recovery Center in Harrison Valley.

Wellsville, Alma & Allentown Dispatched To Crash On County Road 18

At 8:21 AM on Saturday, Wellsville Ambulance, Allentown and Alma Fire Dept. have been dispatched to 463 County Road 18 for a victim of an accident about a mile north of that address. The victim is reporting minor injuries.

Ridgway Dispatched For Structure Fire

At 7:47 AM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire Department has been dispatched to a structure fire in a garage across from 525 Hyde Avenue.

A Barn Market Sale, Andover, NY Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 AM Until The Cows Come Home

"All you can Eat" Spaghetti Supper at Sartwell Creek Union Church

Bradford Manor Seeking Registered Nurse

Horse Pull Saturday, September 17th At Woodhull Raceway

Parent Educator For Homebased Parent As Teacher Curriculum In Potter & McKean Counties

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced RN or LPN To Join Our Team

LuLaRoe Fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 17th At Nothern Potter High School Gym

Gustin Online Auction Of Car & Truck Garage Tools & Farmall Cub Tractor By Jelliff's Auctions

Friday, September 16, 2016

Pitt-Bradford Friday Sports Recap

UPB Volleyball Sweeps Capital and Marietta

WOOSTER, Ohio - The Pitt-Bradford volleyball team went 2-0 on the opening day of the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic Friday in Wooster, Ohio, defeating Capital (Ohio) and Marietta (Ohio).

Pitt-Bradford kicked off tournament play sweeping Capital 25-18, 25-19, 25-21. Kirsten Platz paced the Panthers with nine kills and Rose Thacker added eight. Christina Rauh recorded 14 assists and a match-high six assists. Many Finch led the defensive effort with 13 digs, Emily Reitz had 12 and Platz totaled two blocks.

The Panthers swept Marietta in the night session 25-22, 25-23, 25-22. Finch posted a team-high 12 kills and 16 digs, and Rauh, Erin Fagan, and Alexis Dhayer had six kills apiece. Rauh collected 31 assists and Platz registered three aces. Reitz had 12 digs, Rauh chipped in with nine and five different Panthers recorded a block.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 9-2 on the season and wraps up tournament play Saturday with matches against Wooster and Oberlin (Ohio).

​Panther Men Down Geneva for First Win

ERIE, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford men’s tennis team earned its first win of the season Friday night, defeating Geneva 6-3.

The Panthers won the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles flights. The pair of Kosta Teverovsky and Tyler Dugan won 8-2 and Tyler Richmond Alex Jadlowiec prevailed 8-6. In singles play, Pitt-Bradford won the first four matches to secure the win. Teverovsky won 8-2, Dugan was victorious 8-1, Richmond won 8-5 and Matt Dennis earned an 8-4 victory.

The win improves Pitt-Bradford’s season record to 1-1 and concludes the fall portion of its schedule. The Panthers will resume their spring schedule in late March.

Thiel Slips Past Pitt-Bradford Men Late

BRADFORD, Pa. - Thiel slipped past the Pitt-Bradford men’s soccer team Friday, scoring in the final minutes to steal a 1-0 road victory.

A scoreless game until the 84th minute, Thiel’s Zachary Oliver won possession of a loose ball played into the box and narrowly beat Pitt-Bradford’s Colin Frownfelter for the eventual game-winner. The goal came shortly after Mohammed Al Qahtani’s header went wide for Pitt-Bradford, and only minutes earlier had the Tomcats’ keeper stopped Steven McFetridge’s kick from the top of the box.

Pitt-Bradford was outshot 12-6, and Thiel held a slight edge in corner kick attempts, 5-2. Frownfelter finished with three saves in between the pipes.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 0-5 on the season and travels to Houghton Tuesday for a 7 p.m. start.

Area Fire Departments To Get New Hose With Grant

Genesee Dispatched For Motor Vehicle Crash On Rt. 449

At 10:39 PM on Friday, Genesee Fire Dept. & EMS  with Medic 6 have been dispatched to Route 449, 4 miles south of Genesee for a one vehicle crash.

WEllsboro Disapatched For Vehicle On It's Side In Delmar Township

At 10:00 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire & EMS has been dispatched to the area of 4461 Rt. 287 for a vehicle on it's side with one possible injury.

Pires Open Appliance Store In Shinglehouse

Jayden, Jaycee, Ron, Jarrod Pire
Pire's Appliance Store held an official open house on Academy Street in Shinglehouse, PA., this past week. 

They do sales, service and rent to own. Carrying brands like GE, Maytag, Amana and many others that can be special ordered. On staff they have qualified technicians and are able to repair most makes and models. 

They offer same as cash financing for qualified buyers. 

Also they have a consignment program, your appliances have to be in good working order, clean and ready to display. There consignment commission is twenty (20) percent. 

They have free delivery and removal of old appliances for purchases made at the store. You can contact them by phone 814-697-7473 on stop in to the store.

Bolivar Man Sentenced For Ceres Township Thefts

Bradford Era

Skyler T. Manhart, 21, of Bolivar, N.Y., will serve 81 days to 23 ½ months in McKean County Jail with credit for 81 days of time served and pay restitution of $1,115 for charges of receiving stolen property, criminal trespassing and theft from a motor vehicle. 

Court records filed at the time he was first charged indicated he and several others were accused of siphoning diesel fuel from heavy equipment belonging to Ceres Township and taking items from a camp and a box truck.  

More sentencing in McKean Court...

Lawrenceville, Tioga, LIndley Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 15 NB

At 8:25 PM on Friday, Lawrenceville, Tioga and Lindley have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Rt. 15 NB, North of the Lawrenceville exit. Two patients are reported self-extricated.




By Monica Thomas 

Goodness I’ve been very ill, yet am trying to keep up with my garden, flower beds, canning and all the activities I’m involved in. If there is something I’ve missed or you want me to report on something in my column please contact me. I’ve notice the birds swarming in groups looks like they are thinking about their winter travels plans.

At the School: Girls Basketball Team Chicken BBQ is on Saturday September 17th from noon until 1:30 p.m. these are pre sales tickets. Music students and Music Boosters will be holding Zap-a-snack fund raiser. They have a Sports Booster Meeting, Tuesday, September, 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The School has entered into an exciting new venue with the Otto Eldred School District our football players have been a part of the Otto Eldred Squad for a couple of years. This year some of our band students and cheerleaders will be joining their squads to perform and be a part of a great team. Homecoming will be their first big event. On Friday, September 23, 2016 from 3:00-5:30 the students will be having a Fall Festival at the Oswayo Valley High School that will be held outside with great food and activities for the kids. At 6:00 the students will be boarding a bus to travel to Otto-Eldred where they will participate in a game against Port Allegany, the game starts at 7:00. I will be going to cover the event for the school and cheer the kids on. Shinglehouse Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are holding open enrollment now, see their Facebook pages for more information. Great programs for our kids!

At the OV Senior Center Monday September 19: Chicken Salad, “Pirate Day”/Blood Pressure Checks w/ Becky, RN. Tuesday: September 20: Chef Salad with Ham, Turkey, Egg & Cheese; Patriot Day”, International Peace Day”, Walking Club and Quilters meet. Wednesday September 21: Stuffed Peppers: First Day of Autumn. Come and join them any day for lunch or just stop by and visit Call 814-697-7178 to make a lunch reservation.

Saturday, September 17,2016:
Men’s Prayer Breakfast Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Bell Run Union Church.

Bell Run Union Church is offering a course on Strengthening skills: An Invitation to Guiding Others to the Savior and Counseling for Growth. Welda & Nancy will be conducting the course on Saturday, September 17th from 8:50-11:30 a.m. and Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 8:50-11;30 p.m. the class is open to everyone in the valley. Contact them at 697-7884. Or email them at

Saturday, September 17, 2016:
Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction Benefit is being held for Ed Elling Sr. who has stage 4 cancer. This event will be at the Richburg’s Fireman’s Clubhouse, Richburg, N.Y. beginning at noon till 6.00 p.m., Dinners is $7.00 each children under 2 free.

Potter County Trail Busters Snowmobile Club have cancelled their Grass Drag on Saturday, September 17, 2016; See their Facebook page for more information. They are holding a Gun Raffle for Ruger American .243 Caliber w/Scope. To raise money to pay for winter trail insurance for the 148 miles of trails they groom for winter use throughout throughout the area. Contact me or a club member for tickets. They are having open membership see their Facebook page.

Knapp Creek ATV Dice Run sponsored by the Knapp Creek Fire Department will be held with registration from 8:00-11:00. They have over 40 miles of trails to ride, with vendors and a chicken diner available. This is their ninth year of having this fundraising event for rural Ambulance Program in Knapp Creek. They are located at 253 Route 16 S., Olean, N.Y. Last year this event drew over 1200 ATV, Dirt Bike and UTV riders.

2016 Annual Fall Festival at Kinzua Bridge State Park will be from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. entrance located outside of Mount Jewitt, Pa. They will have the new visitor center open with an art show, food , vendors and spectacular views from the skywalk and observation deck.

12th Annual Cuba Garlic Festival, September 17 &18, beginning at 10:00-5:00 p.m. Tickets $7.00 at Empire City Farms 105 South St., Cuba, N.Y.

The Hann Homestead Inn is hosting a Barn Market Sale at 3537 Barrett Rd., in Andover, N.Y. beginning at 10:00 am. Their basket raffle is to support the Allegany County Vietnam Veterans’ Organization

Pink Pumpkin Project 2nd annual Celebration at the Old Library Olean, N.Y. beginning at 6:00 p.m. they are sold out what a great cause they thank everyone for supporting them.

The Patriots Guard Riders will be in town Sunday, September 18, 2016 to honor John Volz. You will see the assemble at the American Legion on route 44 from where they will escort the Volz family at 11:50 a.m. to Maple Grove Cemetery to do a Presentation of Honor for John K. Volz Jr. The Reverend Rusty Horning will begin with a prayer followed by the Potter county Honor Guard giving a salute, Chris Piaggi will play Amazing Grace on the bagpipes and Gordon Visseau will end with taps. After the ceremony everyone will assemble at Amergion Legion Post #530 for a social time to meet with the Patriot Honor Guard

At the Library: Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Book club will meet Monday, September 19 at 1:30 p.m. they are reading, “The Year of the Hare” by Arto Paasilinna. Knitting Group meets 6:00 at the library setting room, all types of fiber artists welcome. Writer’s Guild Wednesday September 21 at 6:30 p.m. manuscripts are at the circulation desk for the group.

Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet at the Methodist Church, Monday September 19 at 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 a.m. Quilter’s welcome or anyone who would like to learn quilting contact Monica at 814-697-7625.

There will be a Small Town Christmas Meeting on Monday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m., Oswayo Valley Senior Center. Open to the public come join us to plan for this December event.

Palmer Opera House. Country Legends Jamboree. $5- Music by the Saddle Tramps Friday, September 23rd at 6 PM. Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2:00 p.m. Voices From the Past.

Olean Community Theatre presents: “ Man of La Mancha” Allegany / Limestone High School. Friday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday: September 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday September 25, at 2:00 p.m.

REGISTER NOW! Online registration is now open for their fall session that begins September 10th! G2 offers preschool, developmental, and non competitive programs for boys and girls along with a successful girls competitive program! Whether you are looking for your child's first class with friends or the competitive track, we have something for you! G2 is family owned and operated along with fun, experienced staff and we would love for you to join our gym family! Pre-Register ASAP to reserve your spot in class at Any questions email

Food Cupboard Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. Methodist Church, Lincoln St. Shinglehouse, P.A.

Blessings of the Pets Assembly Park Shinglehouse, Pa. September 25, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

14th Annual Senior Forum October 7, 9:00-1:00 Roulette, Pa.

Friendship Cheese Festival & Car Show October 8th.

PA Lumber Museum 35th Annual Fall Antique and Collectibles Show and Sale Oct. 8-9th. 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. the antique sawmill and the birch still will be open and operating. Contact Trisha at the museum 814-435-2652 or show chairman Pete Folk at 814-435-8216 for vendor information.

Taste of Home Show October 11, 2016 at Good Times, Olean N.Y. contact Nichole Finnery at

The Potter County Fair is planning a “Haunted Barns at the Fairgrounds” and need your help! This event is being held on October 21 and 22 at the fairgrounds in Millport. They are looking for businesses, organizations, groups, family and friends to decorate and man stations at the event. You would be responsible for providing your own props and actors to operate your station. The space would be approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. If you are interested in joining the fun or would like more information, contact Judi Turton at 848-7204 or Krista Doran at 320-0529. Please help us make this a fun, scary event! Next meeting Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Plan to bring your project idea and commitment.

Taste of Home coming to Olean in October tickets are available at the Olean Times Herald and Bradford Era. October 11, 2016 3:00-6:45 p.m., Good Times of Olean, N.Y.

Feel free to drop in and set a spell on the porch with me and Daisy Mae or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, or my face book page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

Police Observe Registered Sex Offender Loitering Near School Campus In Wellsville

Arthur M. Mascho
Wellsville N.Y. Police Department

Following an investigation into a suspicious person loitering in the lawn at the Wellsville middle / high school Wellsville Police charged Arthur M. Mascho, age 61 with endangering the welfare of a child. Mascho was arraigned before Wellsville Village Court Justice O'Connor and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. Mascho is to return to Village Court at a later date.

On Thursday morning, September 15th, an observant Wellsville officer noticed this man loitering near the middle-high school attempting to engage female students in conversation. The officer contacted the man and identified him as Arthur Mascho of Belmont. Mascho is a level 2 registered sex offender. The officer then escorted the man away from campus. According to the New York State Sex Offender Registry Mascho has no stipulations or limitations since his probation has expired. The incident is being reviewed by the Allegany County District Attorney's Office.

We urge anyone to call 911 if they see anyone suspicious at or near any school campus.

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, September 16, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol
Check Out the New Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center!
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the grand opening of the new Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center on Thursday! Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Dunn was among a number of speakers to address the crowd gathered for this special event. It is estimated as many as 300,000 people will visit the park next year, generating as much as $25 million in revenue for the region.

So if you haven't already seen the new visitor center, hop in your car and go check it out! The exhibits are very well done and offer a wealth of information about the history of our area and the bridge itself. For additional photos, click here.  
Fall Legislative Session Starts Next Week
The state House returns to Harrisburg on Monday for the fall legislative session. At the top of the agenda will be our ongoing efforts to combat the state’s growing opioid crisis. The House has already approved legislation to require continuing education for prescribers and dispensers, establish a task force to improve access to treatment, and require insurance coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid drugs. Other measures are in the works after a series of hearings hosted by the House Majority and Minority Policy Committees.

As chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, I will also continue working on issues such as milk pricing transparency and horse racing industry reforms. Keep up to date with the latest legislative news by visiting my website at or on Facebook at
Still Time to File for 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate
There is still time to apply for the state’s 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. The deadline to file is Dec. 31, and as always, assistance with filing the necessary forms is available from my local offices at no charge.

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2015. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Complete eligibility information is available here

Claimants who already applied for their rebates may check the status of claims online at or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES. For more information, copies of the application forms or assistance, please visit or contact one of my offices:

Are You Prepared?
September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is reminding residents to think about how you and your loved ones would respond in the event of a house fire, flood or power outages that could happen at any time.

Prepare an emergency kit that includes flashlights and extra batteries; a first aid kit and manual; at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, water and medicine; cash, credit cards and important legal documents, such as checkbooks and Social Security cards; and any other necessary items for all family members, including pets. In addition to pulling together supplies, families should also make an emergency communications plan, since family members may not be together when an emergency strikes.

To learn more about emergency planning, downloadable checklists and communications plans, visit

Childs To Discuss Watershed Restoration In Potter County At Alfred University Sept. 23rd

Jason Childs, District Manager
Alfred University Alumnus to discuss watershed restoration at Environmental Speakers Series

Jason Childs, a 2010 graduate of Alfred University with a degree in Environmental Studies, will discuss “Grassroots Watershed Restoration in Potter County, PA” at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Room 247 of the Alfred University Science Center as part of the Environmental Studies Speakers Series. The talk is open to the public, free of charge.

Childs has been working for the Potter County Conservation District for the past five years, primarily as a watershed specialist, but most recently as the district manager. He had previously worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation conducting invasive species control.

Prior to earning his degree from AU, Childs has earned an associate’s degree in outdoor recreation from Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks.