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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Bullying Prevention Topic Of Forum October 18th At Smethport High School

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

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

Zito Media Seeking Technical Operations Trainer In Coudersport, PA

Public Auction: Annual Fall Consignment Sale Saturday, October 29th At Allegany, NY

1st Annual Gathering of the Peoples Pow-Wow Set for October 1 & 2 At Genesee Park

Zito Media has an opening for a part-time Customer Sales & Service Representative in Coudersport

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Pitt-Bradford Saturday Athletics Recap

Brian Bao Leads Men's Soccer Past Pitt-Greensburg

BRADFORD, Pa. - Brian Bao scored a pair of first half goals and the Pitt-Bradford men’s soccer team defeated Pitt-Greensburg 3-1 Saturday. It was the Panthers’ first victory of the season.

Despite being outshot 30-14, the Panthers made the most of their opportunities, connecting for three first half goals.

Bao opened the scoring in the 15th minute, dribbling past a pair of Bobcat defenders in the box and finishing in the lower corner for his first tally of the season. He would add a second in the 40th minute on a ball played through the middle of the defense by Noah Black. Bao was denied on his first shot by Pitt-Greensburg’s goalkeeper, but he quickly corralled the rebound and buried it, giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead.

The advantage ballooned to three on Steven McFetridge’s header in the 42nd minute. Selorm Agbemabiese was credited with the assist after sending a perfect pass into the box from the left side of the pitch.

Pitt-Greensburg converted a penalty kick in the 78th minute for its only score, and the Panther defense would pitch a shutout the remainder of the match.

Colin Frownfelter finished with 11 saves for to earn the win in net.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 1-8 on the season and 1-1 in the AMCC. The Panthers host Hilbert Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Take Two: Panther Volleyball Improves to 16-4

BRADFORD, Pa. - Pitt-Bradford won a pair of matches Saturday, rallying to defeat Franciscan 3-2 before knocking off Houghton 3-1 in the nightcap. 

For the second straight match, the Panthers fell into a 0-2 hole. Unlike the previous instance, Pitt-Bradford completed the comeback, knocking off Franciscan 24-26, 21-25, 25-11, 25-16, 15-9. The Barons entered the season as two-time defending AMCC champions and the consensus favorite to repeat.

Christina Rauh recorded her third triple-double of the season, posting 10 kills, 36 assists and 20 digs to lead the Panthers. Kirsten Platz paced the attack with a team-high 16 kills and Alexis Dhayer and Rose Thacker had eight apiece. Rauh totaled four aces and Erin Fagan contributed three. Dhayer collected 17 digs and Meagan Welsh had a season-high 16. Thacker added three blocks in the win.

In a sloppy, late night affair between both teams, the Panthers regrouped after a dismal first set to defeat Houghton 21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22. It marks the first time ever Pitt-Bradford has won consecutive matches against the Highlanders; the Panthers defeated Houghton by the same score on Sept. 15.

Rauh netted her second triple-double of the day, totaling 10 kills, 33 assists and 23 digs. Platz registered 11 kills, and four different Panthers had two aces each. Welsh posted 20 digs, Brianna Majot logged 13 and Courtney Holzwarth had 10. Thacker and Platz totaled three blocks apiece.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 16-4 on the season, and more importantly, 4-0 in the AMCC. The Panthers return to action Tuesday at D’Youville.

Women's Tennis Wins Second Straight Match

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Pitt-Bradford women’s tennis team defeated D’Youville 6-3 late Friday evening.

In doubles action, Amy Thomas and Ashley Stoltz won 8-4, and the duo of Ava Young and Aaliya Smith prevailed 8-2.

Thomas won her singles match 7-5, 6-4, Young was victorious 6-2, 6-3, Stoltz cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win and Katelyn Wells won 6-0, 6-2.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 3-7 and closes out the regular season Monday at Fredonia.​

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched To Bailey Avenue

At 10:39 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Bailey Avenue for a fall victim.

Genesee, Wellsville Dispatched For Rollover Crash With Ejection On O'Donnell Road

At 10:13 PM on Saturday, Genesee Fire & Ambulance, Wellsville Rescue & Medic 700 have been dispatched to 260 O'Donnell Road for a rollover motor vehicle crash with ejection.

Wellsville Rescue recalled.

10:38 PM--No helicopters able to fly.  Patient enroute by ambulance to Jones Memorial. 

11:09 PM--Report second accident victim found & enroute to hospital.

Falling Leaves Sportsmen's Show Kept Coudersport Busy This Weekend

Coudersport Consistory Sportsmens' Bash 2016 Was Standing Room Only

Scio, Wellsville Dispatched To Man Run Over By Tractor

At 6:58 PM on Saturday, Scio Fire Dept. & Wellsville Ambulance have been dispatched to County Road 10 for a 72 year old male run over by a tractor. Helicopters are unavailable due to weather.

Emporium Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash In Cameron

At 6:50 PM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Rescue & Ambulance has been dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the Village of Cameron on Route 120. A 50 year old male is reported to be the only occupant, conscious & breathing.

Brian K. Hughes, 49, of Galeton, PA

Brian K. Hughes

Brian K. Hughes, 49, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016. 

Born on June 4, 1967 in Williamsport, PA, he was a son of the late George and Hazel (Bubb) Hughes. 

He was a 1985 graduate of Williamsport High School. Brian owned and operated Vibrant Hughes Dye Co. and loved music, was an avid Star Trek fan, was a great artist who enjoyed drawing, and was a fabulous chef. 

He is survived by a son, Dakota Hughes, Wellsboro, PA; three daughters, Harleigh Hughes, Galeton, Sierra and Genesis Hughes, both of Lock Haven, PA; three grandchildren; three brothers, Tim (Sandy) Hughes, Williamsport, Daniel (Jana) Hughes, Canton, PA, and Jeff (Cindy) Hughes, Cogan Station, PA; a sister, Karen (Gary) Lose, Sterling, VA; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Brian was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Hughes. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 4:00 – 6:30pm. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home, 14 West Street, Galeton, PA 16922.

Fox Township Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Fairview Road

At 3:56 PM on Saturday, Fox Township Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to 2 vehicle accident at 104 Fairview Road in For Township. Medic 12 also responding.

Harrison Valley, Ulysses & Westfield Dispatched to One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 49

At 3:50 PM on Saturday, Harrison Valley, Ulysses, Westfield Fire Depts. and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 49 near the Dennis Hill Road for a one vehicle crash with two occupants self extricated.

Bradford Dispatched To Working Garage Fire At 61 Linwood Avenue

At 3:26 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire Department has been dispatched to a working garage fire at 61 Linwood Avenue in the city. Garage is fully involved with vehicles also involved.
3:29 PM--Explosion in garage. House is now involved in fire as well.
3:30 PM--Second alarm to Derrick City & Bradford Township and Bradford RIT Team.
3:37 PM--Report patient with burns to hands at 58 Linwood Avenue.

Fire Alarm Dispatched Kane To Hospital

At 2:58 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Kane Community Hospital for a fire alarm.

Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched To Car Crash On County Road 40

At 2:34 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 7751 County Road 40 for a vehicle / deer crash.
Report 2 occupants self extricated with no reported injuries. Airbags were deployed.

Alfred Dispatched To Bicycle Accident With Injuries

At 1:49 PM on Saturday, Alfred Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to the area of 57 South Main Street for a bicycle accident with injuries.

Coudersport Ambulance To Bank Street

At 12:42 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to 510 Bank Street for a fall victim.

A Letter From Governor Tom Wolf

Jim --

Just a few weeks ago, I was chatting with a friend who asked if he could give me a letter.

I asked if he just wanted to talk, but he had trouble composing his words. When he gave me the letter, I was surprised to learn that his own child had recently passed away from the disease of addiction.

He was heartbroken.

I have traveled the commonwealth with Republicans and Democrats to talk about how we can tackle the heroin and opioid crisis. We have listened to our fellow Pennsylvanians. We've held parents' hands as they cried, and we've hugged those in recovery who've risen above this disease. We've held roundtables with communities, law enforcement, and medical professionals.

Each person I talked with had a personal story they can recount by heart. And many of these stories are the same -- no matter how different the storytellers are. This crisis reaches into every population, every age group, and every kind of family.

Every day we lose ten Pennsylvanians to the disease of addiction. In the past year alone, we lost over 3,500 Pennsylvanians. Each year we are losing the population of Parkesburg, Freeland, or Mifflinburg to overdoses from heroin or other opioids. And every year the numbers grow.

Tell both Democrats and Republicans it's time to come together again and tackle the opioid crisis facing our commonwealth.

We are not alone. Prescription opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. have quadrupled since 1999.

Addiction is too often is an invisible problem. People with substance use disorders and their families fear the stigma of addiction, which keeps them isolated and unwilling to ask for help.

The consequences fall to law enforcement, jails and prisons, and understaffed treatment centers. But the problem is visible -- in the lives lost, the families broken, and the communities shaken.

Parents and those suffering from the disease of addiction have broken down talking about the difficulty of finding treatment options.

We heard them, so together in this year's budget, we increased funding for treatment centers by more than $20 million. That will create 45 centers for treatment, allowing nearly 11,000 Pennsylvanians to receive care. These centers integrate behavioral health, primary care, and, when appropriate, evidence-based, medication-assisted treatment.

And by expanding Medicaid to provide nearly 700,000 Pennsylvanians with health care, we also provided treatment to 63,000 Pennsylvanians battling the disease of addiction who previously did not have access to care.

Together, we have taken significant steps to stop this crisis, but we have more work to do.

That's why I addressed both chambers of the General Assembly in a joint session earlier today to urge lawmakers to send bills to my desk for signature that give law enforcement, doctors, pharmacists, communities, and families the tools they need to fight this public health crisis.

With your help -- and your stories of how this epidemic has affected you, your family, or your community -- I know we can take action on this important issue facing our Commonwealth.

The heroin and opioid epidemic did not start overnight, and we will not fix it overnight. But by acting on these bills -- and by putting other ideas on the table -- we can continue to stem the tide of abuse. And I know we can make progress for the families I have met and the parents who have cried on my shoulders.

With the most Republican legislature in modern history and a Democratic governor, we have balanced the budget, increased education funding, passed a fair funding formula, brought medical marijuana to suffering kids, and reformed the liquor system.

The crisis calls on all of us to cast aside partisanship once again. It calls on us to reject cynicism once again. It calls on us to take action once again.

It is on all of us do our part to tackle the heroin and opioid crisis and give our fellow Pennsylvanians the prosperous, healthy, and safe future we know it deserves.

Please say you're with me, share your story, and urge action in Harrisburg:

Thank you,

Tom Wolf

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Hepburn Twp Township
Gas permit issued on 2016-09-26 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site WALTERS GAMBLE 42H 51714 in Hepburn Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PennDOT, Union Mark 20th Anniversary of Fallen Worker

​​Montoursville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 87 today held a press event at the PennDOT’s Bradford County Maintenance office to recognize the 20th anniversary of the death of Leah Miller Rumsey.

Rumsey, a PennDOT flagger, was struck and killed by a motorist in 1996 while in a work zone. Following Rumsey’s death, the PennDOT’s Bradford County Maintenance Office designed and built a traveling Workers’ Memorial in her honor. The memorial includes 87 posts topped by hard hats and draped in safety vests. Each post represents a PennDOT employee who died in the line of duty since 1970.

At the event, a wreath was laid on the marker bearing Miller Rumsey’s name. Many of Rumsey’s family members were in attendance. Among the speakers were Jared McMicken, Bradford County Maintenance Manager and Eric High, assistant district executive for maintenance.

“Ms. Miller Rumsey did what all of our employees do each day as public servants dedicated to serving the travelers in the Commonwealth and that is do everything she can to make our roads safe and keep her co-workers safe. Unfortunately, she paid the greatest sacrifice that can be given” said High.

According to PennDOT 2015 data, there were 1935 work zone crashes in Pennsylvania that resulted in 23 fatalities. That is nearly 100 more work zone crashes than the previous year.

Besides driving safely to protect highway workers, state law requires drivers to increase their visibility and obey work-zone speed limits. Drivers who don’t turn on their headlights in posted work zones face a $25 fine. Also, motorists caught driving 11 mph or more above the posted speed limit in active work zones automatically will lose their license for 15 days.

For local updates on Twitter visit and follow PennDOT on Twitter at

For more information about work zone safety, visit or call 570-368-8686.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Support the Buzz: Did you know honeybees are responsible for one out of every three
bites of food we eat? Interested in finding out more about honeybees and beekeeping
basics? Join us for an hour on Monday, October 17th, at 6 p.m. at the library! John
and Joan Bradley will discuss a few aspects of beekeeping and explain why bees are so
very important to our local food supply. They will also have information on creating a
pollinator garden for people who want to help the bee population without actually
keeping bees.

Another session of Sing, Dance, Play! With Rachel Bell will take place on Friday,
Oct. 21st, from 10:30-11:10. The classes are limited to 14 children, so please contact
the library to register. These classes are made possible through a grant from the
Potter County Commissioners.

Memorials & Donations: Memorials for the deceased members of Oswayo Valley Class
of 1959 by the members of the OV Class of 1959; Betty Linza from Sue Good.
Donations were received from Joyce Bell, Bob Creaton, Roger & Ruth Enstrom, Tim & Teri McMullen, Wade Garland, Edward & Dorothy Maxson, Frank & Irmgard Lyautey, West Disposal, Paul & Deborah Woodard, Kurt & Wendy Berger, Tom & Nancy Kemp, Nancy Voorhees, and Barb Graves.

Ongoing Programming: The following ongoing monthly program events are open to
everyone. For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691.

● Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: every Wednesday 6-8 p.m.
● Family History Research group & Researching the History of Education in the
Oswayo Valley: 2 nd Friday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
● Book discussion: 3 rd Monday of the month, 1-3:30 p.m.
● Writer’s Guild: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Audio & eBooks for Download: We have eBooks and audiobooks that are available
through our website that you can download onto your eReader and MP3 player. Go to
our website and click on “Download Books”. You will need your
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library 103 N. Pleasant St. P.O. Box 188 Shinglehouse, PA 16748
library card number to log in. If you have any problems please call or stop by the
library for assistance.

Website: You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card
catalog by visiting our website at . You can also log into your
account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve.

Facebook: “Like” our Facebook page ( ) to
keep informed of events happening at the library.

Board of Trustees Meeting: The library board meets on the 4th Monday of each
month at 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.


MANSFIELD—On Saturday, Oct. 29, the start and finish of the 5K Run Past Cancer and One Mile Fun Walk/Run will be in Smythe Park in Mansfield. The Fun Walk/Run will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K at 10 a.m.

Families and individuals participating in the Fun Walk/Run are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed, Funniest, Scariest, Most Unusual, Cutest, Best Fictional Character, Best Group and Coolest Celebrity.

Walk/Run participants will loop from the Smythe Park pavilion to the Miller Elementary School and back to Smythe Park.

Also encouraged to wear Halloween costumes are those entering the 5K. One prize will be awarded for Best Dressed.

The overall male and female winners of the 5K will each receive a gold medal. Earning gold, silver and bronze medals will be the first, second and third place male and female winners in the following age categories: 19 and under, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59 and 60 and up.

The 5K or 3.2-mile course will take runners and walkers from the Smythe Park pavilion around the elementary school, back by the pavilion to the high school, across the Route 6 bridge, where they will make a left turn, travel by Sheetz, loop around the housing area and return to the finish line in Smythe Park.

All participants in the 5K and One Mile Fun Walk/Run will receive a free small ice cream from Scoops in Wellsboro or in Covington.

Event T-shirts are only being offered to participants in the 5K who register by Monday, Oct. 10. Sizes are: small, medium and large for youth and small, medium, large, extra large, 2XL and 3XL for adults.

The entry fee for those who register between now and Monday, Oct. 10 is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the Fun Walk/Run. The entry fee for those who register from Oct. 11 through race day, Oct. 29 is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Walk/Run. The maximum entry fee to be paid per immediate family who enter the One Mile Fun Walk/Run is $30.

Register for the 5K and Fun Walk/Run now through Oct. 10 online at Online registration ends Oct. 10.

Between now and Oct. 21, mail completed 5K and One Mile entry forms to Terry Borneman, 136 Mount Zion Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Now through Friday, Oct. 28, pick up registration forms for the 5K and One Mile Fun Walk/Run at Wild Asaph Outfitters at 71 Main Street in Wellsboro or Oswald Cycle Works at 7 North Main Street in Mansfield, complete them and return them to Wild Asaph Outfitters or Oswald Cycle Works with a check made payable to the American Cancer Society.

On Oct. 29, race day, registration for both the 5K and Fun Walk/Run will open at 8:30 a.m. at Smythe Park and stay open until the start of each race.

“Every dollar raised through the 5K and one-mile Fun Run/Walk will be put toward the fight to eradicate cancer. We are hoping to raise $3,000 this year” said organizer Terry Borneman, an American Cancer Society volunteer. "Last year we raised $2,000," Borneman said.

"I have had many family members and friends affected by cancer. My mother died of lymphoma and my father from leukemia. My brother was treated for prostate cancer and my mother-in-law for breast cancer. One of my best friends, a fellow teacher, died of cancer just after he retired. Other teachers I have worked with have also died of cancer. I have skin cancer. It is time for us to find a cure," Borneman added.

For more information about participating in the 5K or One Mile Walk/Run or sponsorships, call Terry Borneman at 1-410-428-8615 or Jordyn Howe at 1-607-857-8076. 


WELLSBORO, PA—What's in a Name? The Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs will sing folk, spiritual, pop and classical songs that include names, have a few sing-alongs and maybe a few rounds of "Name That Tune" with audience contestants during their Autumn Chorale concert on Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

This Sunday afternoon fall concert will be in St. Paul's Episcopal Church on the corner of Pearl and Charles Streets in Wellsboro. It marks the beginning of the choirs' 2016-2017 season.

The songs will be about famous and unknown, historical and fictional characters such as Michael Finnigin and Uncle Joe from the folk tradition and Joshua and Jonah from the spiritual tradition. The beautiful "Brother James Air" is a setting of Psalm 23, "The Lord's my Shepherd." "Orpheus" by R. Vaughn Williams is a lyrical tune about the power of music.

Singing will be the members of Hamilton-Gibson’s Choir TOO, grades 2-4 under the direction of Kersten Hamily; the Young Women’s Choir, grades 9-12, directed by Gloria Troost and the Children’s Concert Choir, grades 5-8 and the Young Men’s Choir, grades 9-12, both directed by Thomas Putnam. Marian Miller will accompany all four choirs. The youth are from all three school districts in Tioga County and Galeton in Potter County, all in Pennsylvania.

Sponsors are Drs. Tina Tolins and Grady Gafford. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $4 for students and children.

For more information about the concert or joining the choral program, call the Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs at 570-724-2079 or email

Coldwater Heritage Partnership 2017 Grant Program Now Open

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Coldwater Heritage Partnership
2017 Grant Program Now Open
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 30) – The Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP) announces the opening of the 2017 Coldwater Conservation Grants Program. The program provides two grant opportunities which help to protect and conserve the health of Pennsylvania’s coldwater ecosystems.
The two grant opportunities are:

Planning Grant - designed to help develop a conservation plan that identifies the threats to the health of local coldwater ecosystems that have naturally reproducing trout as well as the opportunities for habitat restoration and conservation within those watersheds. The information and analysis can be used as a catalyst for more comprehensive planning or for development of watershed improvements projects. Planning grants average approximately $5,000.

Implementation Grant - designed to provide funding for projects recommended in a completed conservation plan or other approved plan such as a Rivers Conservation Plan. Proposed projects must enhance, conserve or protect the coldwater stream for which the coldwater conservation plan or similar document was originally completed. Implementation grants average approximately $7,000.
Applications will be accepted through Dec. 16, 2016. Additional information, including the applications for both grants, can be found at

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership urges watershed associations, conservancies, conservation districts, municipalities and local chapters of Trout Unlimited to apply.
The partnership provides technical assistance and funding support for the evaluation, conservation and protection of Pennsylvania’s coldwater streams. Grants will be awarded for project proposals that outline planning strategies and define implementation projects that best conserve and protect Pennsylvania’s coldwater fisheries.

In addition to its grant program, CHP strives to foster greater public understanding of watershed characteristics and how they affect coldwater ecosystems; identify special areas of concern, such as areas with exceptional water quality and high potential for impacts; and provide technical assistance and financial opportunities to organizations dedicated to protecting coldwater ecosystems.
The CHP is a cooperative effort among the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU), the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds.

10-1-2016 Recalls

Silver Springs Farms, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination
Silver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 740 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

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Person Injured In ATV Crash On Hickory Road Near Penfield

At 12:44 AM on Saturday, Fire & EMS have been dispatched to an ATV crash on Hickory Road in the Penfield Area of Huston Township. One patient is reported unconscious but breathing with a severe head injury.

Star Hose Company Ham & Turkey Party Saturday, Oct. 1 At 7 PM

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

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

Clara Township Supervisors October 4th Meeting Rescheduled For Tuesday, Oct. 12

Bullying Prevention Topic Of Forum October 18th At Smethport High School

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

Zito Media Seeking Technical Operations Trainer In Coudersport, PA

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

Zito Media has an opening for a part-time Customer Sales & Service Representative in Coudersport

1st Annual Gathering of the Peoples Pow-Wow Set for October 1 & 2 At Genesee Park

Public Auction: Annual Fall Consignment Sale Saturday, October 29th At Allegany, NY

Friday, September 30, 2016

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched for Fall Victim

At 11:20 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to 105 North Main Street, the apartment above Subway, for a person who has fallen down a flight of stairs.

Headstone Damaged At Lewis Hill Cemetery In Keating Township

Open Arms Community Church announces time change and new service

BRADFORD — Open Arms Community Church is changing its Sunday service times and is adding a weekday service, starting the week of Oct. 2, at its Bradford and Port Allegany locations.

The change coincides with the church’s fall launch of “The Walking Dead” series, sermons about an infection that spread across the planet.

“Everyone's got it - and no one can fix it,” said Pastor Mike McAvoy. “Some of us are falling apart on the outside, and some of us appear to have it all together, but on the inside we are falling apart and the virus is still working it’s destructive symptoms in our life. There is one cure, one hope to save mankind.”

Services at both sites on Sundays now begin at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and beginning on Oct. 5, the church will host a service at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at 1289 E. Main St., Foster Township and 105 Smith Ave. in Port Allegany.

“It will be the same message as our Sunday services with a slightly different flow and music style to start with,” McAvoy said. “If you can't make Sunday services, come join us on Wednesday evenings and bring some friends.”

For more information, contact the church office at 814-368-8846 or or visit the church on Facebook.

DEP (Partially) Responds to Public Herald report

DEP Responds to Public Herald Questions on North Hollow: No Statement Issued About Public Notification of BTEX

(Updated 9/29/16) Five days after this story published, Spadoni replied to questions from Public Herald that were left on his voicemail over a week ago:

The “hospital spring” is not a water source that is part of the hospital’s public water supply. The sources serving the Cole Memorial Hospital are two groundwater wells (South Well and North Well). The spring where MBAS and acetone were detected is not part of the public water supply system. The public water supply was not impacted.

The reference to BTEX detects in the Coudersport Well 1 refers to very low level detections (less than drinking water standards) of xylenes and ethylbenzene in a sample collected by JKLM on September 24, 2015. The department’s Safe Drinking Water Program, which has regulatory oversight of public water supply systems, sampled this water well on October 6, 2015 and did not detect these compounds. Additionally, the primary constituents of concern: isopropanol, acetone, and MBAS, were not detected in this water well. Therefore, DEP does not believe that this public water supply was impacted as a result of the JKLM release.

The department’s enforcement action regarding this incident is not yet final. Once it is finalized, a news release will be issued.

Spadoni's statements do not clarify why the Department chose not to notify the public about the BTEX test results at the Coudersport Water Well 1. Public Herald has responded to Spadoni's email about DEP's conflicting statements and actions regarding "impact," levels of BTEX, and to request all water test results for both Coudersport's and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital's water sources in order to verify the current status of those supplies.

Read Public Herald's full report »

Image: Water test result table comparing BTEX for public and private water supplies found in the North Hollow investigation. © Public Herald

Homecoming Bonfire At Port Allegany

Coudersport Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Rt. 49

At 7:31 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. & EMS have been dispatched to a rollover crash on Rt. 49 just East the Peet Brook Road. No information as to injuries or entrapment. Now reporting one occupant self extricated.
7:45 PM--Coudersport Units recalled except Rescue. Occupant is refusing medical treatment.

Three to Be Honored at Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards

DuBOIS – Three Penn State DuBois alumni will be honored for their success and achievements at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet, scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, at DuBois Country Club. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
This year's recipients are Craig Ball, who will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award; Ronald Santini, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Michael White, who will accept the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Ball is a financial advisor and vice president of Wealth Management at CNB Bank located in Clearfield, PA. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Penn State in 1982. He has worked in banking for 26 years, and has been a financial advisor for 16 years. At CNB Bank he oversees the coordination of the bank's investment program, and the licensing and compliance of the bank's financial advisors, as well as those for CNB's two subsidiary banks, ERIEBANK in Erie, PA and FC Bank in Central Ohio. Prior to CNB Bank, Craig was a financial consultant with Janney Montgomery Scott in DuBois and started his banking career at First Commonwealth Bank in 1990. 

 Ball was this year's recipient of the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce Silver Ribbon Award for community service, leadership and mentoring of others. He is currently the chairman of the Development Committee of the DuBois Educational Foundation, the advisory board for Penn State DuBois. He is the current president of the DuBois Soccer Association, and sits on the leadership team at Tri County Church of DuBois. In the past he has served on and has been the president of the DuBois YMCA Board, DuBois Library Board, DuBois Area Jaycess and was the assistant scoutmaster of Boys Scout Troop 27.

Santini is retired from Duke Energy Corporation where he was an environmental scientist and manager in Environmental Assessments and Monitoring. He earned an associate degree in Business in 1972, a bachelor's degree Health Planning and Administration in 1974, and his Master of Environmental Pollution Control degree in 1986. Currently he is an instructor for Penn State World Campus, teaching geology as well as a course on energy and sustainability. 

During his time at Duke Energy, Santini was responsible for managing activities of environmental scientists and technicians with responsibility for assessing and monitoring surface and groundwater environmental impacts from power generation facilities in the Carolinas. He is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association, a member of the PSAA Charlotte Chapter and a Penn State LionLink Coach. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Carolinas Nature Photographers Association where he serves on their Conservation Committee. His photography has won numerous awards.

White is a sales manager at Brookville Equipment Corporation in Brookville, PA, where he performs all aspects of lead generation, evaluation, and capture of sales for streetcars, locomotives and underground mining equipment. His career began 1989 in the United States Coast Guard where he served eight years as an aviation electrician. Following his time in the Coast Guard, White began distance learning through Penn State, completing his degree in Business at Penn State DuBois in 2007. He began working for Brookville Equipment as their marketing specialist. 

Today he champions the submission of multi-million dollar sales proposals for private and public procurements for transportation fleets all over the world. White has received several awards from Penn State including the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award, the Penn State Business Outstanding Junior Award, and the Penn State Program of the Year Award, all in 2006. He also received the Penn State Terry Hartman Volunteer Service Award in 2007. White currently serves as a volunteer on the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee (part of the DCNR), is a BSA merit badge counselor, served as PSU DuBois Alumni Society President (2013-2014) and he is the retail committee chair on the Brookville Chamber of Commerce.

Those who wish to attend the Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards may RSVP to Julie Frank by October 6, at or 814-375-4775. The fee is $30 per person.


The Retail Committee of the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community-wide yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Julie VanNess, Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, said, "We usually get a lot of people who travel to Wellsboro from Harrisburg and other areas specifically for the community-wide yard sale."

Area merchants will be offering clearance items at special sidewalk sale events, and area residents, non-profit organizations, churches and youth groups are invited to participate by holding private yard sales at their homes or facilities.

Wellsboro Borough Council has agreed to waive the permit fee for the community-wide yard sale.

The Council has also designated Monday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Oct. 21 as Fall Cleanup Week so Wellsboro Borough residents may put unsold yard sale items at curbside on their regular garbage pickup day.

For more information about the community-wide yard sale, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 570-724-1926.

Contact the Wellsboro Borough Office at 570-724-3186 for information about Fall Cleanup Week and what can and cannot be left at curbside for pickup. Nothing with a cord will be picked up from toasters and lamps to washing machines and refrigerators.

Roulette Ambulance To 4th Street

At 6:00 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to 4th Street for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Fire Dept. Secured Scene of Natural Gas Leak On Rt. 6 West

Benefit For Coudersport Woman Saturday At Coudersport American Legion

A luncheon and basket raffle to benefit a Coudersport woman's cancer treatments is this Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Coudersport American Legion.

Coudersport resident Carolyn Berfield was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2010. She's gone through multiple surgeries to remove parts of her colon and lungs, after the cancer spread and was upgraded to Stage 4 in 2012.She was going for chemotherapy off and on since her diagnosis, but is no longer able to continue the treatment.  

Family friend Cynthia Kelly, who organized the benefit, said a medication recommended by her doctor is not covered by Medicare, and costs around $2,000 per month.

Carolyn was interviewed by the Potter Leader-Enterprise in 2015 about her journey with cancer. That was right after her husband, Allen, was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, a severe neurodegenerative genetic disease. 

She said, "I believe I’m still alive because I need to be here to take care of him. If it wasn’t for my husband and children, I couldn’t do it. They’re the ones who inspire me everyday to live.”

The benefit for Carolyn is Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults are $10 and children 6 and under are $5.

St. Marys Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Bucktail Road

At 4:53 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash in the area of 3273 Bucktail Road. Report female driver with possible head laceration.

Robert H. Peterson, 73, of Warren, Pa.

 Robert H. Peterson

Robert H. Peterson, 73, of Warren, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday morning, September 29, 2016 at Warren General Hospital. 

He was born December 15, 1942 in Warren, PA. Bob was the son of Walter and Ethel Goodwill Peterson. 

He was a Warren area resident most of his life, and formerly of Garland, PA. and Washington, D.C. Bob was a 1960 graduate of Youngsville High School and earned his Associates Degree in design engineering from a drafting school in Washington, D.C.

He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren American Legion Post 135. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and woodworker. He is remembered by his family as a man of great sense of humor, who was the best “Papa” in the whole world.

His daughter, was the apple of his eye. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Marcy M. Anderson and husband, Jay, his grandchildren – Cara and Carter Anderson all of Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Larry Peterson and wife, Laura of Charlotte, N.C., Richard Peterson and wife, Sandra of Augusta, GA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Marlene LeTrent Peterson whom he married September 26, 1964 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., who died July 4, 2015, an infant daughter, Amy Peterson.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bob’s life on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Warren American Legion Post 135, 412 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., at 2:00 P.M. conducted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Please come in casual wear clothing. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or Brent McKown Kids Learn to Fish Program, %Derek McKown, 6101 Yankee Bush Road, Warren, PA., 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting September 15, 2016

Joseph M. Figula, 50, of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA

Joseph M. Figula

Joseph M. Figula, 50, of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Ellicottville, NY.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Citizens & Northern Bank Wins WebAward

WELLSBORO, PA – Citizens & Northern Bank is proud to announce that its newly redesigned website was presented with a WebAward by the Web Marketing Association for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development. Web designer, ZAG Interactive, submitted C&N’s entry to the Web Marketing Association for consideration.
Citizens & Northern Bank partnered with ZAG Interactive, a full-service digital agency, to fully redesign its website. Beyond the modernized design, C&N leveraged ZAG Interactive’s expertise to create seamless website architecture, copywriting, and SEO strategies to deliver an industry-leading online experience for its customers. C&N will continue its collaboration with ZAG Interactive to deliver future enhancements and upgrades to the site. This is the 14th WebAward for websites designed by Zag.

WebAwards are given by the Web Marketing Association each year in several different categories. More information about WebAwards can be found at

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Galeton Weather Report

Here is the Galeton September weather report. The summer ended with yet another very nice month. We are behind regarding rainfall however, it was a sunny and beautiful summer.

Once again the mornings were cool, however by the afternoon the days were sunny and warm. The morning readings were often in the low 40's and high 30's. WE HAD OUR FIRST LIGHT FROST ON THE 28TH.

The last few days of the months remained cloudy and cool with temperatures in the 50's most all day with off and on much needed showers. Pine Creek remains very low. On the 10th we recorded 1.34" of rainfall. This was the most rain recorded for a one day period since November 2015.

Lawns are once again green and the Fall colors are starting to show up on the hills. It appears we will have a beautiful Fall display of colors throughout the Pine Creek valley.

For the month we received 2.95" of rain. Last year the total was 6.02". We have some catching up to do.

The average high temperature for September is 68 degrees while the average low is 46 degrees. Average rainfall is 4.13".

We had 21 foggy mornings and one thunderstorm.

Henry W, Lush, 
National Weather Service Observer

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For September 29, 2016

Artisan Market held during PA Wilds Art Invitational at the Historic Landmark Lynn Hall Month of October

The doors open at Lynn Hall during the month of October for juried artists of The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania. These talented artists were handpicked by the show coordinators to be shown in the newly restored Lynn Hall which laid empty for almost 25 years.

Port Allegany, Pa. - September 28th, 2016

The public is invited from near and far to walk through the rooms and hallways of this beautiful example of Organic Architecture while also viewing the art of the region organized and curated by juried artists Samila Sosic and Stephanie Distler also members of The Wilds Cooperative of PA.

PA Wilds Art Invitational at Lynn Hall is scheduled October 2nd through the 30th with a reception and ‘artisan market’ to be held October 8th, 12pm to 6pm. The market is also made up of juried members of the Cooperative selling their wares including fine art, pottery, photography, woodwork, prints, fiber art, hand crafted soap, etc.

“With so many talented artists within The Wilds Cooperative of PA, it was a hard decision to make a choice for this exhibition. These invitational artists are only a handful of the talent located in The PA Wilds. Each artist utilizes and represents their surroundings in a variety of ways through their medium and high-quality artwork. I cannot wait to see all of the work displayed in this beautiful venue and at such a colorful time of year.” stated Samila Sosic curator and organizer.

“A historic restoration is much more than just restoring a building. It is about restoring and preserving unique physical spaces for future generations so they can understand and appreciate the design and use of the space. However, it is also about researching and preserving the written and pictoral history of the the people who designed, built, lived in and utilized the space. Without the human history the structure is just a shell. Without restoration we loose the built history of our past and thus a physical tie to that past.” explains Gary Devore, current owner.

Wildlife, fresh air, and some of the tallest trees in the Northeastern United States aren’t the only natural resources native to the Pennsylvania Wilds. A strong and creative artisan community thrives here, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty that is all around.
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is the premier business development program of the PA Wilds Conservation Landscape. made up of: Juried Artisans, Trading Posts, Host Sites, Public Art Murals, Creative Service Partners, and Patrons. For more information:

To find out more about this wonderful event and the venue (including articles and info) check out the FB event page: and also go to the discussion tab for history and story links.

Samila Sosic curator, organizer and juried artist

Gary and Sue Devore, Owners of Lynn Hall

Open weekends, Saturday and Sunday 12 to 6 or by chance or appointment

To view more work samples of artists displaying during this show: