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Sandra R. "Sandie" Ellison, 72, of 112 W. Main St., Friendship, NY

Sandra R. "Sandie" Ellison

FRIENDSHIP - Sandra R. "Sandie" Ellison, 72, of 112 W. Main St., passed away Thursday (Sept. 22, 2016) at the Hart Comfort House of Allegany County, Wellsville, following a brief illness.

Born on April 15, 1944, in Wellsville, she was a daughter of Raymond and Virginia Appleby Stimson. On Feb. 24, 1968, in Kingsburg, N.J., she married Thomas J. Ellison Sr., who survives.

Sandie had grown up in Bolivar and had graduated from Bolivar Central School, Class of 1962. For several years she was an assembler at Acme Electric Corp. in Cuba and later a medical records clerk at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. In 2005 she became a medical records clerk at Cuba Memorial Hospital and retired in 2008.

Sandie enjoyed watching her husband play the drums, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and watching politics and old movies on TV. Most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and spending time with them.

Sandie received two associate degrees at SUNY Alfred State in medical laboratory technology and science laboratory technology, and she earned a coding assistant certification.

Surviving besides her husband, Thomas, are a son, Thomas J. (Cheri) Ellison of Rochester; three daughters, Tracy R. (Jeff) Marks of Friendship, Jennifer A. (Erik) Gehen of West Seneca and April E. (Jonathan) Hall of Rochester; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild on the way; three sisters, Linda (Guy) Gilliland of Bolivar, Debra (Bernie) Adams of Bolivar and Patricia (Jonathan) Schmitt of Bolivar; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2016) at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship, from 2 to 4 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held in the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Schooley, of Rushford, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Friendship.

Memorials may be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895. Online condolences may be made by visiting


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Financial Aid staff will be offering free financial aid advice to college-bound students.

The financial aid high school night presentations begin in the next several weeks at Pioneer Central High School in Arcade, New York, and continue through the end of October 2016. The schedule is as follows:

6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 Pioneer Central School – Arcade, New York

6 p.m. Oct. 5 Smethport Junior-Senior High School

6 p.m. Oct. 5 Otto-Eldred High School Library

6 p.m. Oct. 12 Oswayo Valley Junior-Senior High School

5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 Cameron County High School

6 p.m. Oct 26 Bradford Area High School

Information covered will include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), deadlines, and tips that will make completing the FAFSA easier. A counselor will also talk about the financial aid process and the different types of aid that are available to families and students. Finally, the counselor will talk about different situations that can affect aid, such as income, academic progress and whether or not a student is considered a dependent or independent student. There will be time for questions during or after the presentation.

In November 2016, the Financial Aid staff will offer two different FAFSA completion nights, one from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Warren County Career Center and one from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Pitt-Bradford Sport and Fitness Center computer lab.

Those sessions will enable families to complete the FAFSA online with aid from the staff. Those interested should bring their 2015 Federal tax return. Families should also bring FSA user names and passwords, if they have them, and investment statements for assets other than retirement accounts.

For more information you may contact, Deborah Woodley, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at (814)362-7550 or

Eldred Township Dispatched To Outside Fire

At 8:05 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 1853 Prentisvale Road for an unknown outside fire.
8:10 PM--Recalled. Controlled burn.

Former Bolivar Resident George C. Bradley Authors Civil War Book


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Clarksville Dispatched To Outside Fire On Hewitt Road

At 5:27 PM on Saturday, Clarksville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 9740 Hewitt Road for an unattended outside fire.

Short Tract & Fillmore Dispatched To Crash At Co. Road 4 & 15

At 5:08 PM on Saturday, Short Tract Fire & Fillmore  have been dispatched to County Road 4 & 15 for a one vehicle crash. Medic 700  dispatched. Jaws requested from Fillmore. Life Net 7-7 has also been dispatched.


Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, And Bison Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 AdulterationAdams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling beef, veal, and Bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Jay Township Dispatched To Grass & Brush Fire

At 3:36 PM on Saturday, Jay Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 352 Spring Run Road for a grass & brush fire about a half acre in size with exposures. DCNR is also responding.

Kim V. White, of Jersey Shore, 16, Has Been Missing Since Sept. 17th

From CDT staff reports

A 16-year-old girl has been missing for a week, according to police.

Kim V. White, of Jersey Shore, went missing on Sept. 17. She is 4-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. She has long, curly black hair, brown eyes and ear and nose piercings.

“Everyone misses her, and we want her to come home,” her father Dane White said. “We don’t want anything to happen to her.”

Dane White said his daughter ran away from her mother’s home in Jersey Shore, which is located between Lock Haven and Williamsport. Kim White has had no known contact with family since she went missing.

If you have any information about Kim White, please contact the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department at 570-398-2146 or the Lycoming County 911 center.

Read more here:

Coudersport man accused of assaulting child

Bradford Era

COUDERSPORT — A Coudersport man was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Annette Easton on allegations he assaulted two juveniles.

Christopher Allen Popielarczyk, 35, of 2 Lower Lane, is charged with endangering the welfare of children, a third-degree felony; recklessly endangering another person and two counts of simple assault, all second-degree misdemeanors, court records stated.

Court records indicated the victims from both days included the 12-year-old girl, as well as a boy who was under the age of 18. However, because the victims’ names were redacted, it was unclear who allegedly suffered each alleged injury or whether anyone else was involved.

He drop-kicked someone, had a knife in his hand while assaulting someone, holding the knife in someone’s face and punching someone in the face.

Popielarczyk was released on $25,000 unsecured bail, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 14. Read more...

Andover Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident

At 2:56 PM on Saturday, Andover EMS Dispatched to 2511 County Road 22 for a motorcyclist involved in a crash with guard rails having difficulty breathing.

Working Structure Fire At 74 Boss Street In Bolivar

At 1:54 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to 74 Boss Street in Bolivar for a working structure fire. Shinglehouse, Clarksville, Allentown & others dispatched mutual aid.
2:38 PM--Fire is under control. 
2:38 PM--Coudersport dispatched mutual aid to standby in Shinglehouse.
2:39 PM--Fire investigators dispatched to scene of this fire.
2:40 PM--Notify Red Cross for 2 adults & 3 children. 
2:50 PM--Roulette dispatched to standby in Shinglehouse in place of Coudersport.

Potter County Township Officials’ 87th Convention slated for Saturday October 22, 2016

Officials representing townships of the second class in Potter County will convene on October 22nd at the Coudersport Golf Club for their 87th Annual County Convention beginning with breakfast and a vendor/member mixer at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting commencing at 8:30 a.m.

The purpose of the annual convention is to provide municipal officials with up-to-date information to help them better serve their constituents and give them an opportunity to exchange ideas on local government issues.

That being said, the convention is open to the Potter County borough officials as well.

The convention will feature a wide range of speakers including Holly Fishel, the Policy and Research Manager from PSATS. She will talk about the legislation affecting townships of the second class as well as discussing the Organizational Meeting requirements and conflicts of interest for municipal officials.

Other speakers who will address the municipal officials include:

• Alex Veto, Potter County Conservation District

• Potter County District Attorney, Andy Watson

• Eric Arnieson, PA Office of Open Records

• Will Hunt, Potter County GIS/Planning Director

• Sean Van Fleet, Dept. of Environmental Protection, to discuss brine spreading

• Potter County Commissioners

Book Bonanza Galeton Library

Fall Festival Galeton 10am-4pm

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Morris Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-09-19 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site STAFFORD 2H in Morris Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Sergeant Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-09-19 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2314 206HU 52576 in Sergeant Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Coudersport Author's New Book Is On The Shelf At The Cranberry Christian Store

Friendship & Amity Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident

At 12:14 PM on Saturday, Friendship Fire & Ambulance & Amity Ambulance have been dispatched to a motorcycle accident at the intersection of County Route 31 & 31A.
Two patients are reported.

Karthaus Woman Dies In Lawn Mower Rollover Accident

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Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 8:49 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to the 100 block of Main Street for a woman ill.

Alfred Police issue caution on paving company

By Jason Jordan / The Evening Tribune

ALFRED — Village of Alfred Police are warning residents to beware of a paving company they deemed to be predatory.

Buyer beware, was a message delivered by Alfred Police Chief Paul Griffith at last Tuesday’s Village Board meeting.

On Tuesday afternoon, police responded to Tinkertown Hardware Inc., in the Town of Alfred.

Griffith, along with three state troopers, responded to the scene.

“It was a big paving scam, a company came in and told them they would pave their lot for like $3,000,” said the chief.

A crew from Lane Ways Paving, a Scio-based company, according to work reference sites, was doing the work for the hardware store.

The two parties had a contract, but the figures for final payment were left ambiguous.

“It didn’t have any money on it, it just said so much per foot,” Griffith said. “When they went to talk to them they said it was going to be $8,000 to $10,000."


West End Trail Blazers Chicken BBQ Saturday In Roulette; Last One This Year

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

Public Estate Auction Sunday, October 2nd At Portville, NY

Bring Your Dog To The Galeton Fall Festival Saturday

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced Part Time Dietary Aide To Join Team

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

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Open Saturday & Sundays October 1 Thru October 31

Ford F-350 Super Duty Truck For Sale

Bluegrass Band To Perform Saturday At Galeton's Annual Fall Festival

Craft vendors, food vendors, children's games. 
Cinco C's Alpacas will be there as will Second Chance Animal Sanctuary with their Dog House Games. Bring your dogs on a leash and let them play. Prizes awarded. For further information contact Theresa Tubbs at 814-558-5764.

Oswayo Valley School District Has Vacancies For Custodian and School Board Members

Friday, September 23, 2016

KKK Fliers Similar To Ones In Coudersport Turn Up In Wilkes Barre Area


Image of Rebecca Weed’s painting “Heart Mountain.”
BRADFORD, Pa. -- Artist Rebecca G. Weed will bring her exhibit “No Over Night Parking: A Field Guide” to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in October.

The exhibition, based around the idea of storytelling, will open at noon Oct. 7 in the KOA Speer Electronics lobby in Blaisdell Hall. Weed will give a brief talk at noon, followed by a light lunch. The exhibition, talk and lunch are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will be on display in the KOA Art Gallery in Pitt-Bradford’s Blaisdell Hall through Nov. 4. The gallery will be open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

“[Weed] really brings that classical element [of art] into the more illustrative sense,” said Anna Lemnitzer, director of the art program at Pitt-Bradford.

Weed’s artwork has a major storytelling component, which Lemnitzer said ties in well with the interdisciplinary arts program at Pitt-Bradford. Lemnitzer said that this exhibit will focus mostly on telling stories that celebrate the passage and constructs of time in the American West.

Weed and Lemnitzer have worked together in the past. They attended the same Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Montana and were both featured in the National Wet Paint MFA Biennial art show in Chicago.

For disability needs related to the exhibition, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at Pitt-Bradford at 814-362-7609 or Carma Horner at

Info Session Planned for Students Wishing to Transfer to Penn State DuBois

DuBOIS – Former students of DuBois Business College, or anyone with college credits who would like to learn more about transferring to Penn State DuBois can attend a free, upcoming information session. The Transferring Credits Info Session is planned for 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, in the Admissions Office at Penn State DuBois.

"We are saddened to see this community lose an educational resource like DuBois Business College," said Penn State DuBois' interim chancellor Ping Werner. "And we want the students as, well as their administration, to know that our goal is to help; to help the students complete the education they began to pursue. We want to provide options for them as they look for a way to finish their degree."

Those attending the info session will have the opportunity to meet individually with admissions counselors to review their options for continuing their education. Information on financial aid and scholarships will also be available.

Appointments, as well as walk-ins are welcome. Contact Tharren Thompson at 814-372-3043 or for information or to make an appointment.


AUSTIN, PA - Due to continued lower than average donor turnout at recent blood drives and increased usage by some partner hospitals, the Community Blood Bank is reporting an urgent need for all blood types.

The community is urged to donate at the Austin High School Gymnasium from1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. No appointment is needed to save a life; walk-ins are always welcome.

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

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

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

St.Marys Dispatched To Activated Alarm At PHE

At 9:16 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an activated fire alarm at Penn Highlands Elk.

Hospital maintenance reports no fire, no response needed.
Deputy 1 on scene cancelled all units.

Coudersport Ambulances Dispatched To 2 Calls At Once

At 6:15 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Maple View Lane and also to another emergency on North Main Street.

No Traffic Restrictions Next Week on I-80 Project in Montour County

Montoursville – There will be no traffic restrictions next week on the $30 million construction project on Interstate 80 in Montour County.

However, work will be performed off the roadway in the median and other areas within the construction zone.

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

Bradford Dispatched To Possible Brush Fire

At 4:04 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a possible brush fire near the intersection of South Avenue & Sherman Street.

Elizabeth J. (Bette) McFadyen, 93, of Youngsville, PA

Elizabeth McFadyen

Elizabeth J. (Bette) McFadyen, 93, of Youngsville, PA, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home. 

Bette was born in Warren, PA, on August 9, 1923, daughter of Edward and Eleanore Mack Zimmerman. She was a resident for 45 years in Pompano Beach, FL. 

Bette was a 1941 graduate of Russell High School and earned her Master’s degree in Education from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

She taught 5th & 6th grade at the Lillian Ruddeger Elementary School and also taught at Hope Lutheran Parochial School. In 1966 she earned her Broker’s License in Real Estate and worked in Pompano Beach and Warren, PA. 

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, the church sewing group, served as a Eucharistic Minister, served on the Missionary and Stewardship Committee, taught at vacation Bible School and Sunday School. She was an active volunteer with the Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Warren County. 

 She was an extensive traveler. She walked the Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Corky Hansen & wife, Karen of Blairsville, GA., 3 Sisters – Elsie Beckenbach of Macedon, N.Y., Jeanne Salman of Jamestown, N.Y., Mary Gordon of Fairport, N.Y., several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Phillip McFadyen whom she married in 1977 in Pompano Beach, FL., 2 Brothers – Robert and Raymond Zimmerman, 1 Sister – Dorothy North. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Monday, September 26, 2016 at First Lutheran Church, 109 West Third Street, Warren, PA., from 10 to 11:00 A.M. where a funeral service will follow by Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Pastor. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church or Hospice of Warren County or the Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

House Action for the Week of September 26, 2016

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

The Weekly Schedule

The Great Elk Tour is on display near Benezette Today through Oct. 2.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Great Elk Tour has come to the Winslow Hill Viewing Area, near Benezette in Elk County, and will be on display through Oct. 2. The tour includes a mount made from one of the largest bull elk on record in Pennsylvania, which was killed illegally by poachers in 2014.

The Great Elk Tour is on display near Benezette through Oct. 2.

Killed unlawfully in a 2014 poaching spree, one of the largest bull elk in Pennsylvania history is making its way back to the state’s elk range as part of a traveling display of exceptional elk.

A mount of the bull known as the “Historic Pennsylvania Poaching Bull” is part of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Great Elk Tour, which arrives today at the Winslow Hill Viewing Area, near Benezette in Elk County.

The Great Elk Tour will remain on display through Sunday, Oct. 2.

The Historic Pennsylvania Poaching Bull was taken alongside two others in a night of poaching by three men in Karthaus Township, Clearfield County in September 2014. Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Gritzer had been staking out the area where the giant 10- by 9-point bull had been hanging and was quick to intercept the poachers after the shot rang out. The three men each pleaded guilty to their charges, and their sentences included time in jail and fines totaling almost $39,000.

With the case resolved, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has had a mount fashioned from the elk’s cape and antlers. Following completion of this year’s Great Elk Tour, it will be returned to the Game Commission’s ownership.

With a Boone & Crockett gross score of 460 1/8 inches, the Historic Pennsylvania Poaching bull is the largest among those on the tour this year. It’s the largest poached bull in state history, and among the largest ever.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the historic bull is a testament to the quality elk Pennsylvania produces. It exemplifies the reason people are flocking to the state’s elk range to view elk, and why a growing number have submitted applications each year in hopes of hunting them.

“While it’s a shame to lose an animal of this quality to a senseless, unlawful act, from a conservation perspective, this is a case to be proud of,” Hough said. “It shows the dedication of our officers, who often work overnight and into the next morning to catch poachers in the act. It shows the resolve of our justice system to take these cases seriously. And it shows that, through the generosity of partner organizations like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a trophy like this won’t entirely go to waste as it’s put on display for all to see.”

Mark Holyoak, director of communication for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, said the impressive mount provides a unique teaching opportunity.

“Featuring the Pennsylvania bull among the six Great Elk Tour mounts gives us the opportunity to talk about the importance of legal, ethical hunting and its vital link to conservation,” Holyoak said. “We are grateful to our partners at the Pennsylvania Game Commission for their dedication and are excited to bring the tour back to Pennsylvania.”

New Street Lights In Coudersport Are Dark Sky Friendly

Port Allegany football game this evening is at Otto-Eldred

The football game this evening is at Otto-Eldred. Some media outlets have incorrectly placed the game in Port Allegany.

Edwin A. Patterson, 96, formerly of Bradford, PA

Edwin A. Patterson

Edwin A. Patterson, 96, formerly of Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Prescott Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in North Andover , MA.

Born in New Bedford on April 12, 1920, he was a son of the late Edwin and Orvella (Ishman) Patterson.

On Jan 11, 1944, he married Genevieve M. (Scott) Patterson, who passed away December 14, 2015.
WWII Veteran

He was raised and attended school in The Scotland, PA Orphanage. He then graduated from Bradford High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served during WWII and was honorably discharged, December 21, 1945.

Mr. Patterson worked as a machinist for most of his life and retired from Bradford Motor Works.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and was active in the Men's Club.

He was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was passionate about gardening and very proud of his flowers. In his spare time, he was an amateur barber and enjoyed playing poker.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Kay Duckstein and Donna (Peter) Fulton, all of Byfield, MA; two sons Edwin Patterson, of Santa Fe, NM; Thomas Patterson, of Chandler, AZ; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Friends are invited to call from 10-11 AM Monday, September 26, 2016 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Avenue, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 AM with Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church, officiating. Burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Smethport Man Hurt In Crash Near Golf Course On Rt. 59

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Catalyst Energy Inc in Hamilton Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-09-21 to Catalyst Energy Inc in Hamilton Twp, McKean county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Voting Underway for 2017 Fishing License Button

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Voting Underway for 2017 Fishing License Button
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 23) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is encouraging anglers to vote online for their favorite fishing license button for 2017.
The PFBC re-introduced the availability of an annual Pennsylvania fishing license button in 2014. Brought back by popular demand, this custom button is similar to the vintage buttons offered by the PFBC in the past. Each custom button measures 1 3/4 inches with a high-quality, pin-back design and feature the angler's customer identification number (CID), the same number displayed on a paper license. As a result of a regulation change, as long as the angler is carrying a valid paper license, a valid button is the only display requirement.
The selected button for 2017 will be available for purchase on Dec. 1 through the PFBC’s online store - The Outdoor Shop - and license issuing agents across the state.
The purchase of an annual or multi-year fishing license or voluntary youth license is required in order to purchase a license button. The purchase of a button is not a requirement in addition to the purchase of a license.
In addition to the color choices for voting, based upon the public’s selection and 70%+ popularity of 2016’s Brook Trout button, the PFBC has also provided Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout button backgrounds as button choices.
Vote for your favorite button:
The online ballot will be available through Oct. 7.

Capitol Update

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Friday, September 23, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol
Thanks for Coming!

We had another great turnout at this year's Senior Citizens Expo in Kane. Thank you to all of the seniors who came out for the event, as well as the exhibitors, staff and volunteers who helped to make it a success! We have one more expo coming up on Friday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roulette Fire Hall. Hope to see you there!
Honored to Serve on New Penn Grade Crude Advisory Council
Earlier this week, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai appointed me to the newly formed Pennsylvania Grade Crude Development Advisory Council.

The council was created in Act 52 of 2016, a law which also halted implementation of regulations that threatened to force many conventional oil and gas operations out of business. In an effort to prevent that from happening again, the council was created to advise and assist the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with any future regulatory changes.

The council is also charged with developing a plan to increase production of Pennsylvania grade crude oil to more adequately supply refineries, such as ARG, which depend upon the high-quality oil. It will also look at ways to promote the long-term viability of the conventional oil and gas industry.

Read more here.    
New State Law Changes Process for CDL Holders, Permit Seekers
To comply with federal regulations, a new state law is now in effect that may affect individuals who hold commercial driver licenses (CDL) or those who will be seeking them. Most of the changes went into effect earlier this year. The changes are a result of Act 49 of 2015, which seeks to enhance public and driver safety while making the process a bit simpler for those who are seeking to renew a CDL.

All new CDL applicants and current holders required to renew or make any changes or upgrades to their CDL will need to do so in person. License holders are required to prove citizenship or legal presence in the form of a birth certificate, passport, naturalization documents or current immigration documents in person. The requirement to prove citizenship or legal presence for permanent residents and citizens will only need to be done once as a notation will be made on the customer’s record confirming the verification was made and the date it was made.

Additionally, residency documents will be required initially, at renewal and any time an address change occurs. Proof of residency can be accomplished by providing tax records, lease agreements, mortgage documents, W-2 form, current weapons permit, current utility bills (water, gas, electric, cable, etc.), a letter from PennDOT or a current license.

More information is also available via PennDOT’s website at by typing “CDL” in the search bar.
September Named Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
A House resolution designating September 2016 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month passed the House of Representatives this week with unanimous, bipartisan support.

House Resolution 973 is intended to bring awareness to childhood cancer and to honor each of the precious little ones who have tragically lost their lives to childhood cancer, as well as those who continue to wage their battles.

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 10,380 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Childhood cancer is the second leading cause of death in children younger than 15 years old.

Although childhood cancer rates have been slightly increasing for the past few decades, because of major treatment advances, more than 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer now survive five years or more. By comparison, in the mid-1970s, the five-year survival rate was less than 60 percent.
Veterans Assistance Available
A veterans service officer will be available in my Kane and Bradford offices in October to assist veterans and their family members with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits.

The schedule is as follows:
  • Monday, Oct. 3, 1-3 p.m. – Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St. No appointments are necessary.
  • Monday, Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m. – Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Bradford office, 78 Main St. No appointments are necessary.
Veterans assistance hours in Coudersport will resume in November.

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

Welcoming Jax Landon Shields Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Coudersport Ambulance To Academy Hill Road

At 12:01 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Academy Hill Road for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Bradford Man Facing Drug Charges

By Frank Williams
WESB Local News

A Bradford man has been arrested on drug charges. Court records indicate that 38 year-old Harley Blue Sellers allegedly sold suboxone Tuesday night to an undercover informant. Sellers is accused of using a cell phone to setup the sale of a suboxone strip for $100 and being in possession of four pills of Adderall. Sellers is in the McKean County jail on $20,000 bail.

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of September 26 – September 30, 2016

Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of September 26 to September 30, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night

Potter County 0260

● State Route: 0449 (Gold to Genesee)

● State Route: 0049 (from intersection of SR 44 & SR 49 to Colesburg)
● State Route: 4009 (Baker Creek)
● State Route: 1009 (Pusher Siding Road)

Crack Sealing:
● State Route: 0006 (West, Coudersport to Roulette)
● State Route: 0872 (Austin to Wharton)

● State Route: 0044 (Sweden Valley to Carter Camp)

Shoulder Repairs:
● State Route: 0006 (Galeton to Tioga County line)
● State Route: 1003 (Loucks Mills Road)

Sign Upgrades:
● Throughout the Coudersport area

Bridge Repair:
● State Route: 2002, West Branch Township, 2 miles northeast of Cherry Springs. Detour
in place. (August 22 - September 30)

Cameron County 0240 

Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 2001 (Wykoff Run)

Bridge Repair:
● State Route: 4004 (Rich Valley) There will be traffic disruptions. Expect long delays.

● Various routes throughout the county

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

● Glenn O Hawbaker: work will continue on SR 0144 between the village of Oleona and Clinton County line.

● Glenn O Hawbaker: preparations for roadway reconstruction on Route 6 in Coudersport Borough (West Street to Ludwig Lane). There will be short term lane closures and alternating traffic patterns. Expect delays.

● HRI, Inc: road and drainage improvements near intersection of Routes 120 and 155 in Driftwood Borough. Expect short delays.

● Walsh Granite: SR 0049 bridge over Cowanesque River near the village of Mills is scheduled to begin week of September 12. Temporary traffic signals will be in place.

● I A Construction: installation of new inlets and drain pipes on SR 155 from Keating Summit area towards the Cameron County line. Temporary traffic signals will be in place with short delays possible.

● A L Blades: Route 244 in Ellisburg, Genesee Township, bridge replacement to begin August 1 with bridge closure and detour in place. (August-November)

● L C Whitford: Route 244 in Genesee Township, bridge repairs to begin August 9 to bridge spanning Cryder Creek (southwest of New York state line) . Bridge will be closed with detour in place. (August-October)

● L C Whitford: Route 120 two bridges will be replaced in Shippen Township in Cameron County. Two separate work zones will be in place utilizing temporary traffic signals.

For more information, visit or call 814-274-9181

The Colorado Rockies

Wikipedia photo
Give yourself something to look forward to next spring. Join us for an amazing experience to the Colorado Rockies featuring Historic Trains and Arches National Park! On this 9-day trip, you will spend two nights in Durango, a fun-filled cowboy town where you can relive the excitement of the old west! Learn the true beauty of America at the top of Pikes Peak, a stunning backdrop to Colorado Springs. As you travel throughout the national parks, you will constantly be amazed by each area we visit. This is truly a trip of a lifetime, and the best part is you do not need a passport! Trip highlights include: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Junction, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Colorado National Monument, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and Garden of the Gods.

Make your reservation by December 22, 2016, and save $170 per person! A deposit of $250 per person is due upon reservation, and final payment is due by April 24, 2017. To learn more about this incredible opportunity, visit and attend a travel presentation planned for Wednesday evening, October 19, 2016 at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. Pre-registration is required for the travel presentation; to register visit or call 814-274-4877.

Labor Committee Chair Gingrich: The Court Agrees, Gov. Wolf Can’t Create Law

HARRISBURG – A Lebanon County lawmaker and chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee said Thursday’s ruling by Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court proves Gov. Tom Wolf has again surpassed his authority in issuing certain executive orders.

Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon) said the Commonwealth Court order in Markham v. Wolf and Smith v. Wolf found the governor exceeded his authority because his executive order is “de facto legislation, with provisions contrary to the existing statutory scheme.”

“According to our constitution, each branch of government has specific duties, and the executive’s job is to implement or enforce the law, not make law,” said Gingrich. “This is what we have been saying all along: The governor may not legislate by executive order.”

The Markham and Smith cases involve Wolf’s Executive Order 2015-05, which would create a means for home health care workers to unionize.

“Independent home health-care workers should have the freedom to continue to work independently and directly with the clients they serve,” said Gingrich.

The Commonwealth Court found the Wolf order “invades the relationship between a direct care worker and the employer participant who receives personal services in his or her home.” The sections of the order invalidated by the court relate specifically to the organization of direct care workers and their representative’s exclusive ability to negotiate on their behalf.

“Gov. Wolf may not engage in executive activism in order to create law,” said Gingrich. “In this case, the Commonwealth Court agreed and acknowledged the governor’s executive order was an invasion of the relationship between direct care workers and their clients.”

Wolf issued Executive Order 2015-05 less than two months after he was sworn in to office. Commonwealth Court issued an injunction against the order in April 2015.

Wellsville Ambulances Dispatched To Civil War Reenactment

At 10:50 AM on Friday, Wellsville ambulances have been dispatched to Island Park for two patients at a Civil War reenactment.

Ella Mae Gribble, 85, of 507 Brookview Rd., Galion, Ohio formerly of 409 Meadow Rd., Emporium, PA

Ella Mae Gribble

Ella Mae Gribble, 85, of 507 Brookview Rd., Galion, Ohio, formerly of 409 Meadow Rd., Emporium, PA died at Galion Pointe Nursing Home, Galion, Ohio on Friday (September 23, 2016) morning.

She was born March 25, 1931 in Sinnamahoning, PA a daughter of the late Bruce and Gladys Summerson Bailey.

On March 24, 1951 in the Sinnamahoning United Methodist Church she married the late Harvey Gribble.

Mrs. Gribble graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1949. She retired from the Cameron County School District where she worked for over 30 years. 

Ella Mae and her husband Harvey enjoyed dancing and danced with the Alley Kats Square Dance Club for many years. 

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium, PA where she taught Sunday school for over 18 years and was a lifetime Deconess & was active in the Womens Mission Society. She was a volunteer at Guy and Mary Felt Manor and had been a member of the Manor's Ladies Auxiliary. She was a longtime volunteer with the Cancer Society and had been a cub scout den mother for both of her boys. 

Ella Mae found great love and enjoyment from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Since residing in Galion, OH she attended Grace Brethren Church for the past two years. Always desiring to share God's love, her legacy and her love for the Lord will live forever in the lives of those who knew her. Her smile and laughter brought great enjoyment to so many.

She is survived by son, Terry Gribble and his wife Leigh, Galion, OH; Daughter-in-law, Susan McLean Gribble, Emporium; 5 Grandchildren, Tommy and David Gribble, Tiffany (Dan) Vroegop, Tim (Kate) Gribble, and Lindsay Gribble; one sister, Maxine Weinhardt, Williamsport and several dearly loved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Bruce and Gladys Summerson Bailey; husband, Harvey Gribble who died June 8, 2005; son, Thomas Gribble, Sr. who died Sept. 10, 2010, brother, Joe Bailey who died Sept. 3, 2011.

Visitation in Ohio will be at Grace Brethren Church located at 1055 Winchester Rd., Galion, OH on Sunday from 3:00 - 4:00 PM with a memorial to follow.

Visitation in Pennnsylvania will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth St., Emporium on Tuesday from 4-7 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (September 28, 2016) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul Levan, officiating.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Memorial Fund, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Two Die In Early Morning Crash On Brandy Camp Road


FOX TOWNSHIP – Two people were killed in a one-vehicle crash early Friday morning in Elk County.

Travis Kline, 42, of Kersey, and Jessica Martini, 34, of St. Marys, were pronounced dead at the scene.

State police in Ridgway said the crash occurred at 1:34 a.m. when Martini’s vehicle, a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, failed to negotiate a left-hand curve on Brandy Camp Road.

The car left the road, struck a sign and then a tree.

Police are investigating.

Daytime road closure Oct. 3 through 7 For Pusher Siding Road Improvements

Improvements Coming in October for Pusher Siding Road (Route 1009)

Coudersport, PA – A roadway improvement project will take place in early October on a section of Pusher Siding Road (Route 1009), according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The rehab work will be done from the current black-top section to the Bingham Township line and will result in an enhanced roadway surface on more than a mile of Pusher Siding Road.

In order to complete this work, PennDOT will close the road during daylight hours from Oct.3 through Oct. 7. 

A detour will be in place during daily closure hours, PennDOT’s official detour will use Route 49 and Route 1011 (Hickox/Ulysses Road). Emergency vehicles will be accommodated through the closure as necessary.

The work will be done by crews from PennDOT Potter County Maintenance. The crew will be adding limestone material to the dirt roadway and compacting it to enhance roadway integrity and provide a smoother travelling surface.

PennDOT is partnering on this job with the Potter County Conservation District, which is contributing about $75,000 toward the total project cost of $150,000. All work is weather dependent.

PennDOT reminds drivers to follow detour signing, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Potter County Farmers Market Starts Today At 1:00 PM in Coudersport

Welcome to autumn. Your Potter County Farmers' Market reflects the season as farmer vendors turn their attentions to the fall harvest. Vendors will be set up in the usual spot adjacent to the courthouse square for the next-to-the-last market planned this year. The Market opens at 1:00 p.m. in downtown Coudersport.

Vendors planning to participate this week include:

Barbara's Creations: Handmade items made from recycled felted wool.

Alpaca Creations: New hand knit alpaca items ready for winter, raw baby alpacas fleece, and several antique quilt tops. Nice selection of designer and sized alpaca socks. New hand dyed yarns.

Mahlon Davenport: Unique woodcrafts.

Card Creek Wines: Assorted locally-crafted wines.

Miles Farm Produce: Tomatoes, onions, squash, spinach, apples.

Card Creek Bakery and Metzger Heritage Farm will not be at the market this week.

Coudersport Dispatched To Auitomatic Fire Alarm

At 9:05 AM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at 7 Arch Street.

Leroy W. BAKER, 59, of Coudersport, PA

Leroy W. BAKER

Leroy W. BAKER, 59, of Coudersport, PA, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in his home. 

Born June 24, 1957, in Coudersport, he was the adoptive son of Fred and Fern Champlin Baker. On November 6, 1976, in Coudersport, he married the former Penny James, who survives. 

A 1975 graduate of Coudersport High School, he was employed by St. Marys Carbon in Galeton for 32 years and by National Fuel since 2009. 

 Leroy was a member of the NRA. 

Surviving besides his wife, Penny, are: two daughters, Rebecca (Jason) Rossman and Rachel Baker, both of Coudersport; four grandchildren, Mackenzie Davis, Alexander Davis, Hannah Bova, and Sophia Fuqua; three sisters, Jeannie (Pat) Walker of Cleveland, OH, Meg Heckler and Brenda Flores, both of Pittsburgh; brother-in-law who was like a son, Shon James of Coudersport; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his parents. 

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 1, 2016 in the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ford Hill Cemetery, Coudersport. 

Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Care Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. 

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

Online condolences may be expressed at


09/22/2016 10:31 PM EDT
Krishna Food Corp of Neshanic Station, New Jersey is recalling 16 cartons of BIKAJI Chowpati BHELPURI, NET WT: 300g 10.58 OZ Batch no 2016 F97 Best Before June 2017, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Public Estate Auction Sunday, October 2nd At Portville, NY

Bring Your Dog To The Galeton Fall Festival Saturday

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

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced Part Time Dietary Aide To Join Team

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

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Open Saturday & Sundays October 1 Thru October 31

Think About It

Your Kingdom Come…
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

Dallas Willard said, “The Gospel is less about how to get into the Kingdom of Heaven after you die, and more about how to live in the Kingdom of Heaven before you die”. I wonder how many actually live this way? It would seem that some aren’t interested in how they live out their daily lives. After all, if you’re already in, then what’s the point?

I often wonder what would happen if we who call ourselves Christians would actually live out the Kingdom in our daily lives. What would happen if we practiced the beatitudes? You know, the ones Jesus spoke about in Matthew 5:1-12. They’re about living in peace and practicing mercy. They also address taking care of others, the poor and the destitute for example. I know, we have agencies and programs to do some of this, but what would happen if we each rolled up our sleeves and got into the mix of things. I think it’s called getting our hands dirty.

I remember once being in a prayer time at a church when a homeless person walked in and sat down with us for prayer. One of the leaders stated later that they didn’t want that kind in our building and needed to lock the doors the next time. Needless to say that was the end of my relationship with that group of people. This might seem like and isolated incident but sadly it goes on more that you might imagine.

When Jesus was teaching his disciples to pray he said to pray that “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”, (Matthew 6:10). Many recite this rather than pray that it would actually happen, that His Kingdom might truly be established in this moment. Kingdom living isn’t something to be lived out in the sweet by and by, but rather something to be lived in the nasty now and now.

Could you imagine what the world would be like if we lived out the Kingdom principles every day? It only starts with one. Think about it.

Bluegrass Band To Perform Saturday At Galeton's Annual Fall Festival

Craft vendors, food vendors, children's games. 
Cinco C's Alpacas will be there as will Second Chance Animal Sanctuary with their Dog House Games. Bring your dogs on a leash and let them play. Prizes awarded. For further information contact Theresa Tubbs at 814-558-5764.

Oswayo Valley School District Has Vacancies For Custodian and School Board Members

Thursday, September 22, 2016

West End Trail Blazers Chicken BBQ Saturday In Roulette; Last One This Year

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Sunnyside Road

At 10:50 PM on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Sunnyside Road for a fall victim.

Wellsville Man Who Ran From Police Custody Arrested

With the assistance of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police, Wellsville Police have arrested Billy Jack Howard after he escaped from custody on Wednesday. 

The Daily Reporter has reporters on scene as Howard will be arraigned in Wellsville Village Court tonight. Stay tuned for photos, video and more details.

Morris Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Antrim Road

At 10:34 PM on Thursday, Morris Fire Rescue & EMS with Wellsboro Medic, have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on the Antrim Road near the Hunter Road. It appears the vehicle has rolled over. Unknown if occupant(s) are on scene.

Pitt-Bradford Women's Basketball Announces 2016-17 Schedule

BRADFORD, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford women's basketball team announced its 2016-17 schedule Thursday, and the Panthers will officially tip-off the season Nov. 18 at the Jim Crawley Tournament in Frostburg, Md.

Pitt-Bradford will face Rutgers-Camden (N.J.) in the opening round, and the winner will meet either Frostburg State or York (N.Y.) the following day for the championship.

The Panthers are slated to play 11 homes games this season, with the home opener set for Tuesday, Nov. 22, against Penn State DuBois. The women will spend Thanksgiving weekend hosting Fredonia and travel to Houghton before opening conference play Nov. 30 at Hilbert.

The month of December will feature a quartet of games, including a non-conference tilt at Mansfield. Pitt-Bradford wraps up the first half of its schedule on the road at Mt. Aloysius Dec. 17.

The Panthers resume play in early January with three straight home games, including contests with D'Youville and Penn State Behrend, two teams that appeared in the league's postseason tournament last year.

A road trip to Medaille the second week of January signals the start of a stretch where the women will play five of seven games on the road. One schedule note, defending AMCC champion La Roche visits the KOA Arena Saturday, Jan. 21. The women return home in February for a pair of games against Mt. Aloysius and Medaille before embarking on the road one final time. Pitt-Bradford wraps up the regular season Saturday, Feb. 18, at home versus Pitt-Greensburg.

Head coach Sean Brown Sr. nearly led the Panthers to the NCAA tournament in his inaugural season last year. Pitt-Bradford, which finished third in the AMCC during the regular season, upset Penn State Behrend in the conference semifinals before falling to La Roche in the championship game. The team's 18 wins were the second-most in school history.

The women figure to be among the league's best once again with four starters back, including All-AMCC selections Ali Rinfrette and Kaserra Owens.

Pitt-Bradford opens practice Saturday, Oct. 15, and will host its annual Midnight Madness event Thursday, Oct. 27.​