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Gertrude Edith Palmer Peaslee, 98, Allentown, NY

Gertrude Edith Palmer Peaslee

ALLENTOWN - Gertrude Edith Palmer Peaslee, 98, a longtime resident of Allentown, passed away Monday (Oct. 3, 2016) at the Wellsville Manor Hills.

She was a daughter of the late Harold and Eva Marjorie Barth Hunt.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Edwin Palmer, and her second husband, Raymond Peaslee. She was also predeceased by three sisters, Betty, Geraldine and Helen; and a brother, Harold.

She is survived by her only child, Howard (Jean) Palmer of California; two grandsons, James (Lisa) and Richard (Lisa); four great-grandchildren, Jarrod, Allison, Nathan and Ryan; her sister, Corrine Mathern of Wellsville.

Gert will be remembered by many as the smiling, cheerful proprietor of Palmer's General Store in Allentown, which she ran for more than 40 years.

Honoring her wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private family service is planned. A celebration of her life will held at a later date.

Remembrance donations may be made to the Allentown Methodist Church or the Allentown Fire Department. 

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Driver Fled Scene Of Rollover Crash That Burned Ford Truck At Larabee Y

Bradford Ambulance dispatched For One Vehicle Accident

At 8:34 PM on Saturday, Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched to the Chestnut Street MiniMart for a patient involved in a motor vehicle accident with a leg injury. Police are on scene.

Bradford City Police Seeking Help Identifying Individuals In Bradford Coin Shop Robbery

The City of Bradford Police Department is asking for the communities help in identifying these suspects. Today at approximately 1421 hours these individuals were involved in a robbery at the Bradford Coin Shop on Chestnut Street. The two men entered the store and assaulted the owner, broke the display cases and stole merchandise before running out of the store and fleeing the scene. The individuals fled in the direction of the Chestnut Street UniMart. Any body with information on these individuals is asked to call Mckean County DES at 814-887-4911


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Bradford Coin Shop Just Robbed; Person Assaulted

At 2:41 PM on Saturday, Bradford Police were dispatched to a report of a robbery and assault at the Bradford Coin Shop. Robber(s) fled the scene on foot. Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched to the Coin shop for the assault victim.
Police report they have clear pictures of both robbers faces. Your best bet at this time is to turn yourselves in. 

4:20 PM--Bloodhounds have been brought in. Turn yourselves in before the dogs get you! 

The City of Bradford Police Department is asking for the communities help in identifying these suspects. Today at approximately 1421 hours these individuals were involved in a robbery at the Bradford Coin Shop on Chestnut Street. The two men entered the store and assaulted the owner, broke the display cases and stole merchandise before running out of the store and fleeing the scene. The individuals fled in the direction of the Chestnut Street UniMart. Any body with information on these individuals is asked to call Mckean County DES at 814-887-4911

Lane Jackson JONES, infant son of Jack and Lindsay Reed Jones of Genesee, PA

Lane Jackson JONES

Lane Jackson JONES, infant son of Jack and Lindsay Reed Jones of Genesee, PA, was ushered into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, October 6, 2016 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY. 

Surviving besides his parents are: four siblings, Noah, Ethan, Caleb, and Liana; maternal grandparents, Don and Karen Reed of Genesee; paternal grandparents, Robert and Nancy Jones of Genesee; maternal great-grandmother, Doris Reed of Genesee; paternal great-grandmother, RaeDell Pearson of Price, UT; aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

A private graveside service will be held in Genesee Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made in memory of Lane to Solid Rock Bible Church, 1735 Grover Hollow Rd., Genesee, PA 16923. 

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Wellsville Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash

At 1:13 PM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash at Bolivar Road & Genesee Parkway. 3 injuries are reported.

Morris, Cogan House Dispatched To Crash With Entrapment

At 12:58 PM on Saturday, Morris & Cogan House Substation have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident near 13,000 Rt. 287. Vehicle is reported over the embankment with injury and entrapment.

Report victim has been there for several days, possibly since Monday.

Historical Marker Ceremony Set for October 12

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Historical Marker Ceremony Set for October 12
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 6) — Continuing the year-long celebration in honor of its 150th Anniversary, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is hosting a special dedication ceremony on October 12 for a historical marker at its Harrisburg headquarters building, located at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, the ceremony will then move indoors at the headquarters building.
This new historical marker cites the beginning of the agency with its establishment in 1866 and its national leadership in environmental protection and enforcement.
Before and after the ceremony, the new PFBC history book – “To Protect, Conserve and Enhance: The History of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission” – will also be available for purchase at the front desk of the headquarters building. This 400-page history book not only chronicles the PFBC’s path and accomplishments and is a great complement to the day’s historic ceremony, it also serves as a history of the emergence of Pennsylvania fishing and boating as we know it today.
The book can also be purchased online through the Outdoor Shop.

CRCF accepting grant applications for nonprofit community projects

OLEAN, N.Y., October 6, 2016— Grant applications for the fall funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are due November 1.

“The Community Fund is an unrestricted fund that allows the foundation’s board to approve grants that help meet changing community needs,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “The grants, typically between $100 and $2,000, help nonprofit organizations fund important projects that have a significant positive effect on our region.”

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations.

CRCF’s board reviews applications based on the applying organization’s stability, the impact its work has on the community, the feasibility of the project proposed in the grant application and the role a grant from the Community Fund would play in the overall project, Ms. Buchheit noted.

CRCF makes grants from the Community Fund in November and May every year.

This summer CRCF made grants to three local projects: the Cattaraugus County Health Department for its Veggie Mobile initiative, Franklinville’s Blount Memorial Library for an author self-publishing class and Lutheran Social Services for its Foster Grandparent Program. Together, the three grants totaled $3,900.

Applications are available online at under the grant seekers tab. Contact CRCF with any additional questions at 716-301-2723 or

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


Junior pheasant season begins Saturday, with statewide opener just weeks away.

A memorable season in which more birds will be released statewide awaits Pennsylvania’s pheasant hunters.

And as scary as it might seem, without a license-fee increase in the very near future, this might well be the last year the Game Commission releases pheasants for hunters.

The pheasant season kicks off Saturday, Oct. 8, with the start of the one-week season for junior hunters. Then on Saturday, Oct. 22, the season opens to hunters statewide.

In total, about 240,000 pheasants – about 25,000 more than last year – are scheduled for release statewide for the 2016-17 seasons.

The increase is due to several factors that have come together for the benefit of hunters.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has planned some changes to its pheasant-propagation program to cut costs. Instead of raising chicks from breeder pheasants at the Game Commission’s game farms, the agency in 2017 plans to begin purchasing day-old chicks from private propagators.

The move is expected to save more than $200,000 annually, but this year also contributes to an increased number of pheasants released, since birds that would have been kept as breeders instead can be released on public-hunting grounds.

Additionally, the Game Commission purchased about 15,000 day-old chicks this year in a test run to ensure its program could operate smoothly if it transitions to purchasing all chicks to be raised. Those birds will be released, as well.

And while the agency took deliberate action to reduce production due to the anticipated increases from the release of breeder birds and the chicks that were purchased, this year experienced the highest hatch rate in recent memory.

All of this adds up to more pheasants afield in 2016-17.

“Against all odds, Pennsylvania’s pheasant hunters once again have plenty to be excited about this year,” said Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough. “It’s no secret the Game Commission has been navigating some rough financial waters; 17 years without one adjustment for inflation to our primary source of revenue – the hunting license – will do that.

“We have been forced as an agency to make many cuts to staff and programs, and moves to make the pheasant propagation program less costly are among these,” he said. “Fortunately for pheasant hunters, however, those moves will result this year in more ringnecks released statewide, adding even more excitement to some of the best hunting action around.

“But the future of pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania might not be as bright,” Hough said.

About 17,000 pheasants are scheduled for release for the weeklong junior-only season, which begins Oct. 8. Then, in mid-October several consecutive weekly releases of pheasants will begin, to be followed by a late-season release of hen pheasants.

The statewide pheasant season begins Oct. 22 and runs through Nov. 26, then reopens on Dec. 12, ending on the last day of February.

The additional releases of birds that were purchased as chicks or would have been maintained as breeding stock should be noticeable, said Robert C. Boyd, who oversees the Game Commission’s pheasant propagation program.

“These extra birds are being stocked during the second, third and fourth in-season releases, and the winter release,” Boyd said. “So while releases ahead of the junior season and statewide opener will continue to provide the typical early-season action, those who keep hunting through the season also are bound to encounter increased flushes and sustained opportunity to harvest pheasants,” Boyd said.

The best pheasant-hunting habitat and hunter access occur on more than 230 tracts of state game lands and other public lands under cooperative management with the Game Commission, and about 75 percent of the pheasants are stocked there.

The remaining 25 percent are released on private lands enrolled in the Game Commission’s Hunter Access Program.

The Game Commission stocks pheasants as a service to its hunters. The program cost $4.3 million last year, but it has its benefits.

Nearly 100,000 hunters participate in pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania, racking up nearly 400,000 hunter days and contributing $30 million to $40 million to the state's economy. And surveys have indicated nearly 80 percent of hunters support the pheasant stocking program.

A wealth of information on ring-necked pheasants, the Game Commission’s pheasant management program, and stockings statewide can be found at by searching “pheasant allocation.”

Only roosters may be hunted in many WMUs, check Page 48 of the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest for details. The daily limit is two pheasants.

The digest is issued to all hunters at the time they buy their licenses, and also is available online through the Game Commission’s home page.

Hunters also should note that pheasant hunting is closed in all Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas, where the Game Commission is attempting to restore self-sustaining wild pheasant populations. Maps of Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas begin on Page 50 of the digest.

Hough said the agency remains committed to its pheasant program, which celebrated 100 years in 2015, despite hard times financially. As revenues continue to decline, however, it’s uncertain how the program might change, he said.

“But this year, for certain, pheasant hunters have a lot to look forward to,” Hough said.


In recent years, the Game Commission has released more than 200,000 pheasants annually on state game lands and other properties open to public hunting.

And the agency wants as many of those birds as possible to end up in hunters’ game bags.

In working toward this end, the Game Commission last year conducted a study into existing pheasant harvest rates.

The agency last studied pheasant harvest rates in 1998, when the harvest rate was about 50 percent for Game Commission-raised pheasants released within or just before the hunting seasons.

For last year’s study, agency staff affixed leg bands to 5,566 pheasants. Some of the bands carried a $100 reward, which typically results in nearly a 100-percent reporting rate, increasing the study’s efficiency.

Banded pheasants were released in all Wildlife Management Units, except WMU 5D. Each band had its own identification number, as well as a toll free number to call and report. Banded pheasants were placed in labeled crates to identify where and when they were released.

Reports were accepted for all banded birds, regardless of their cause of death.

In all, 2,073 banded pheasants were recovered, with the reporting rate for non-reward bands coming in at nearly 68 percent.

Forty-three pheasants were found dead and reported. The cause of death was reported as unknown for 24 of them, while 14 were killed on roads and five were killed by predators.

The remaining pheasants were harvested by hunters.

Although most band recoveries occurred on the same property where pheasants were released, one pheasant released in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area was recovered in New Jersey, and road-killed pheasants were recovered up to 10 miles from their stocking locations.

Overall, the pheasant harvest rate was 49.1 percent.

Males were harvested at a higher rate (53.8 percent) than females (41.1 percent), perhaps due to hunter selectivity.

Harvest rates were higher on game lands (48.7 percent) and other public properties (50.7 percent) than they were on privately owned Hunter Access properties (37.3 percent). This could result from greater hunter effort on public property.

Harvest rates were lowest for pheasants released for the Junior Hunt (40.6 percent), likely due to hunter inexperience, and that pheasants need to survive two weeks or more to make it to the regular season.

Similarly, the harvest rate of pheasants stocked preseason was 46.7 percent.

Harvest rates were highest and nearly identical for the first three in-season releases, where the harvest rate averaged 52.9 percent.

More pheasants were harvested on Saturdays (36.1 percent) and Fridays (26.8 percent), with the smallest percent taken on Tuesdays (6.1 percent).

Harvest rates also varied depending on day of week pheasants were stocked.

During the four in-season stockings, harvests were highest for pheasants released Wednesday through Fridays (50 to 53 percent), and 47.1 percent on Tuesdays.

While overall harvest rates and patterns shown by the latest study generally are consistent with those in the 1998 study, the results still provide a good start in identifying how changes to pheasant-release strategies might increase harvest rates.

Clearly, releasing pheasants on public properties later in the week results in the highest harvest rates.

And maintaining a high number of pheasants released, particularly in the first few weeks of the season, should result in more pheasants bagged by hunters.

Wanda A. Marvin, 95, of Morris, PA

Wanda A. Marvin

Wanda A. Marvin, 95, of Morris, PA, died on Friday October 7, 2016. 

She was born February 26, 1921, the daughter of Bruce A. and Daisy (Thompson) Root.

Wanda worked for Sylvania and retired from GTE in 1981 after 36 years of service. 

She attended the Morris United Methodist Church, was a 65 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Montoursville. 

Wanda loved her family, and enjoyed her friends, she was an avid gardener, and especially enjoyed playing Bingo and visiting Florida.

Wanda is survived by her sister Vivian Urban of Liberty; two step-sons: Edward (Ruby) Marvin of San Antonio, TX, and Foster (Roberta) Marvin of Covington, PA; six step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Madelyn Wilcox and Nellie Domineski; three brothers: Clifford, Harold, and James Root; and two husbands: Harold Hostrander and Edward Marvin.

Friends and family are invited to Wanda’s Life Celebration on Wednesday October 12, 2016 from 1-2pm with funeral to follow in the funeral home, burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, and pastors Julie Rosensteel, and Sheri Butters officiating.

If desired, memorials in her memory may be made to either: the Morris-Blackwell United Methodist Church 1990 Route 287 Morris, PA 16938, or the Morris Fireman’s Ambulance Association PO Box 11 Morris, PA 16938.

Local arrangement are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, LTd. 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. 

To share your fondest memories of Wanda and sign her guest book, visit

PFBC Offers 50 Percent Discount on Select Licenses and Sponsors Fall into Fishing! Fishing Package Giveaway

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 5) – As part of its “Fall into Fishing!” campaign, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has partnered with FishUSA and Simms to sponsor a fishing package giveaway during the fall months.

The grand prize for this unique giveaway includes:

Choice of: Simms G3 Guide Breathable Stockingfoot Chest Waders (retail $499.99) and Simms G3 Guide Wading Boots (retail $229.99); or Simms ProDry Gore-Tex Bibs (retail $449.99) and Simms ProDry Gore-Tex Jacket (retail $549.99)

Choice of: St Croix Imperial Fly Rod – 4 pc.-10' (retail $279.99); or St. Croix Avid Spinning Rod - 6'6" (retail $209.99); and
$250 FishUSA Gift Card

The promotion follows last week’s announcement by the PFBC that it was cutting the price of select licenses by 50 percent through the end of the year, a move it believes will attract new participants to the sport and encourage lapsed anglers to return.

“The price reduction is another way for us to market to a segment of the population which may be drawn to fall fishing opportunities but haven’t wanted to purchase a full-year license,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “At the same time, we think it’s an enticing offer to lapsed anglers, allowing them to renew their interest in fishing.”

"Fall is our traditional hunting season so we want anglers to get their rods and try hunting for their favorite species of fish,” he added. “From steelhead in Lake Erie tributaries, to striped bass in Lake Raystown to trout in the Lehigh, Upper Delaware, or your local fall stocked trout water, fall is a special time to enjoy fishing Penn's waters."

The half-off promotion applies to annual resident, annual non-resident and senior resident licenses. The licenses are valid through December 31. With the discount, annual resident licenses will sell for $12.40; annual non-resident $27.40; and senior resident $6.90.

The public can enter the FishUSA/Simms giveaway by visiting through November 28, or by entering in person at the PFBC Headquarters in Harrisburg at any time during normal business hours.

Individuals can also enter at the Open House at Reynoldsdale State Fish Hatchery, scheduled for October 30 from 2-5 p.m.

The winner will be notified after January 15, 2017. A date, time and location for the winner to pick up the package will be determined in the weeks after the winner is notified. No purchase is required and only one entry per qualifying adult will be accepted.

PennDOT, DCNR Secretaries Ride Proposed Pike2Bike Trail in Breezewood

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards, along with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Dunn, today jointly rode the proposed Pike2Bike trail in Bedford and Fulton counties, which uses the former right of way of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Their ride promoted bicycling in Pennsylvania and allowed the secretaries to see firsthand the potential for adding this route to the state’s growing network of bicycle routes and trails.

“Today’s ride reflects the truly collaborative spirit of state and local partners to breathe new life into our infrastructure,” Richards said. “We are interested in working with Bedford and Fulton counties on moving this concept forward. Adding this route has the potential to build tourism and the region’s economy.”

“PennDOT and DCNR are building a solid track record of working together on projects that have the safety and enjoyment of bicycling, hiking and other outdoors enthusiasts in mind, and the proposed Pike2Bike trail is no exception,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “How exciting that a trail that includes a section of former turnpike could lead bicyclists and others to new adventures in our Buchanan State Forest and beyond.”

The Pike2Bike trail is an 8.5-mile section of abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike right of way that includes two tunnels, Rays Hill and Sidling Hill. Rays Hill is 0.7 miles long and Sidling Hill is 1.3 miles long. A potential first phase would entail repairing drainage structures and concrete in the tunnels, improving the trail surface and building ADA compliant trailheads including parking just east of Breezewood off of U.S. 30 and near the Sidling Hill Travel Plaza on the Turnpike. Bedford and Fulton counties are planning an update to an existing master plan, which will address the issues of ownership, operation, phasing of the project and funding.

Bedford County Planning Commission Director, Donald Schwartz stated “Development of the Pike2Bike trail would represent an investment in preserving Pennsylvania’s transportation history, provide a unique recreational experience for residents and visitors and have a significant impact on the local economy.”

John Carlin, Bedford County Pike2Bike Steering Committee Chairman added, “Volunteers and local business workers are absolutely devoted to this project. We’re looking forward to having many visitors take advantage of this truly unique trail experience.”

Once completed, the Pike2Bike trail will become part of a realigned BicyclePa Route S and connect to regional trails, including the Great Allegheny PassageTrail, the East Coast Greenway and the 911 Memorial Trail. It also will eventually be incorporated into the US Bike Route system, which includes bike routes in Ohio, Maryland, New York and Delaware.

"The Pike2Bike has the potential to be one of the most unique recreation trails in the Northeast,” said Brandon W. Carson Director of Planning & Community Development for the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission. “We're confident that its completion would create new economic opportunities within the Southern Alleghenies Region.”

The abandoned section of roadway was part of the original Pennsylvania Turnpike, which opened in 1940. Over time, the two-lane tunnels on the Turnpike proved to be traffic bottlenecks and the Turnpike Commission either expanded the tunnels to two, two-lane tubes or bypassed tunnels. The bypass of this section opened in 1968.

In 2001, the Turnpike Commission transferred ownership of the 8.5-stretch to the Southern Alleghenies Conservancy with the intention of having that entity rehabilitate the roadway and tunnels to create a multi-use trail corridor linking the hiking trails of the James Buchannan State Forest and the remnants of the historic railway adjacent to the highway, while providing an improved alignment for BicyclePa Route S.

“With our ride today, we are signaling that the Commonwealth is interested in restarting this plan for a new bicycling destination in Bedford and Fulton counties,” Richards said. “We look forward to working with the region as we explore details on how to make this a reality.”

Nonprofit Networking Day sessions to help strengthen area nonprofits

OLEAN, N.Y., October 4, 2016 – Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Networking Day will provide four different breakout sessions hosted by leading knowledgeable and experienced speakers from the area’s nonprofit sector.

Nonprofit Networking Day, set for November 4 at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, provides an opportunity for nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers and interns alike to come together and learn, collaborate and network.

This year’s sessions include:

“How to Create a Well-Functioning Team” with Bob Mead-Colegrove, president and principal consultant at BMCSPEAKS and assistant dean for Campus Life, Daemen College.

The session will explore team dynamics and what it is that makes a team click into place. Participants will explore the components of a team, what it takes to create an effective team and how to have fun doing it.

Mead-Colegrove has more than 22 years of experience working in the field of leadership development and higher education. He has experience consulting with diverse populations and organizations, most notably the Buffalo branch of the FBI, Seneca Nation of Indians, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Fredonia and Canisius Residence Life.

Mead-Colegrove has presented on topics such as leadership development, team building, effective communication, time management, problem solving, conflict resolution and personality preferences in the workplace.

“Partnering with a Professional Grant Writer” with Jean O’Connell, president, J. O’Connell & Associates.

The session will cover essential information on how an organization can partner with a professional grant writer to obtain new funding sources that can help a nonprofit organization achieve its goals.

Participants will learn what services a professional grant consultant can provide as well as learn more about the research and needs-assessment process when it comes time to seek a grant. The session also will cover what makes a great written proposal and offer examples of successful grant writer and nonprofit partnerships.

O’Connell has worked in the field of grants development since 1986. Today her NYS Certified Woman Owned Business enjoys great success in providing grants consulting services to municipalities, school districts and nonprofits all across New York State. The firm has been responsible for obtaining over $136 million in grant funding for its clients and has evolved into a full-service company, providing grants consulting, research, writing and project administration.

“How an Intern Can Complete Your Team” with a four-member panel facilitated by Connie Whitcomb, director of the St. Bonventure’s Career and Professional Readiness Center.

Panelists will include Stephanie Dolliver, CRCF intern/St. Bonaventure University graduate student; Mike Kasperski, CPA, SBU internship director and lecturer of accounting; Pam Ferman, assistant director and employer relations coordinator of the SBU Career and Professional Readiness Center; and Nelson Garifi, executive director of academic innovation, Jamestown Community College.

The panel will show how internship programs are a smart tool for nonprofits and also can be part of an organizational recruitment strategy. Participants will learn how to recruit an intern, what the expectations are and how to manage an internship program a nonprofit.

“Marketing for Good: Applying Integrated Marketing Communications to Nonprofits” with Matt Wojick, associate vice president for marketing and communications, Canisius College, and Kelly Powell, president, Flight9 Creative.

This session, facilitated by Sharon Myers, SBU director of admissions communications, will examine different approaches to marketing and how to identify what nonprofits need to address for their various market segments. Participants will learn how a fully integrated plan with all communications tools working together seamlessly will help create a consistent message and image. Panelists will address budget and staffing issues involved as well.

Registration for Nonprofit Networking Day is now open. To register, visit Early bird registration pricing is available until October 21.

The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast followed by the keynote address by

Lana Benatovich, president of the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, will deliver the keynote address, “Leading for Today, Planning for Tomorrow.”

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

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swn Production Co Llc in New Milford Twp, Susquehanna CountyEnvironmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-10-04 to Swn Production Co Llc in New Milford Twp, Susquehanna county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
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PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Morris Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-10-03 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site BROUGHTON 3H in Morris Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-10-03 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site LEPLEY 3H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

The remains of Army Corporal William Smith are escorted to Elmira

October 5 at 1:51pm ·

Welcome home, soldier. The remains of Army Corporal William Smith are escorted to Elmira from Syracuse this afternoon. Cpl. Smith went MIA while serving in the Korean War in 1950. His remains were very recently identified. He will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Elmira on Monday.

Upper Allegheny Watershed Association 2016 Fall Events Set

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Quick Response To Report Of Oil In Tuna Creek

Jury Finds PA Trooper Accused Of Beating HIs Wife Not Guilty Of Most Serious Charges

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Eldred Dispatched to Rollover Crash With Fire & Explosion On Rt.155 Just South Of Larabee Y

At 12:55 AM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept., Eldred Ambulance, and Smethport Medic dispatched to Rt. 155, just south of the Larabee Y for a one vehicle rollover crash. The vehicle is fully involved in fire.

Unconfirmed third party reports to 911 indicated passerby could not see anyone inside. Occupants may have fled the scene into the woods. 

At 1:30 AM--The fire is out. No occupants have been found. Olean & Bradford hospitals were checked with negative results. If anyone knows where the occupant or occupants are located, please advise McKean County 911 so the fire & ambulance people can go home and not wonder if there is an injured person still out there in the woods.

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

Sweden Valley Manor & Bradford Manor Have Opportunities For Experienced RN's & LPN's

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

Shinglehouse Fire Department Invites You To Open House & Kids Day Sunday At The Fire Hall

35th Annual Fall Antique & Collectible Show & Sale At PA Lumber Museum Saturday & Sunday

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Customer Appreciation Day At First Citizens Bank In Ulysses Is Friday, October 14th

Happpy Days From New York To Perform At Port Allegany Moose Lodge Saturday

You're Invited To A Harvest Celebration At God's Adventure Camp On Saturday In Roulette

Click The Links To See Items In Cowanesque and Ulysses Being Auctioned Online By Jelliff Auctions

Austin-Costello Sportsman's Association Clam / BBQ Chicken Feed, Saturday, October 15th

Part Time Parent Educator Needed In Potter County

$8,800. Worth Of Electrical Equipment Stolen From Wooded Area Off White Knoll Road

National Drug Take Back Day At Coudersport PSP Station Saturday, Oct. 22nd

Friday, October 7, 2016


Silver Springs Farms, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration
Silver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 7,970 pounds of ground beef and burger products, as well as an undetermined amount of sandwich steak products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7.

2016 Keystone International Livestock Exposition Underway In Harrisburg

Keystone International Livestock Exposition Releases

Chris Smith’s Merino ram wool topped the wool competition at the 2016 Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg  More...

Gingerbread Count on Sadie Lee, the Best of the Percheron Breed, exhibited by Albert, Jim and Cleve Day from Blue Ribbon Days Farm in Farmington, Mo., was selected as Supreme Champion of the draft horse halter show at the 2016 Keystone International Livestock Exposition.  More...

A Berkshire and a Hampshire were the Supreme Champions during the open breeding swine show at the 2016 Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg, PA on October 6 and 7.  More...

Since its 2012 inception, the KILE Open Horse Show has added Friday evening classes and served as an anchor for additional equine-related activities over that first weekend.  More...

Heidi Barkley, of Manns Choice, Bedford Co., has competed in the Stockman’s Contest for the past three years but had never captured the top individual honors. The many hours spent preparing for the contest paid off in 2016.  More...

RJL LCC Miss Pokerface 5C ET, owned by Rhett Lowderman of Taneytown, Md., took home the Grand Champion Heifer title at the National Hereford Show on Friday, October 7, at the 2016 Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg.   More...


Matt Moonan Wins Medalist Honors at Hilbert Invitational

HAMBURG, N.Y. - Matt Moonan captured medalist honors and the Pitt-Bradford men’s golf team finished second at the Hilbert Invitational Thursday.

Moonan won the event with a 6-over 78, one shot better than Hilbert’s Caleb Nellis. All five Panthers finished in the top 10, combining to shoot an overall score of 329. Medaille won the Invitational with a team round of 328. Hilbert was third with a score of 358 and D’Youville posted a 394 to finish fourth.

For Moonan, a Bradford native, it was his fourth top 10 finish this season and the second time he has posted the lowest round.

Aaron Vansickles was tied for fifth with a round of 82, John Bedford placed eighth with an 84, and Jamie Rook and Tom Morlock finished tied for fifth with identical scores of 85.

Pitt-Bradford will compete in the AMCC Championships starting Sunday in Warren, Ohio.

Newest Class Of PA State Police Troopers Hit The Road

Colonel Blocker administers the Oath of Office to the 146th Graduating Class of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Blossburg Dispatched For One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 15 Southbound

At 5:37 PM on Friday, Blossburg has been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 15 South, south of the Sebring Exit. One vehicle is reported over the embankment.


Photo of a sitar being played by one of the members of Family FUNKtion and Sitar Jams, an Indian fusion musical group that will play at Pitt-Bradford Oct. 14.

BRADFORD, Pa. -- On Oct. 14, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will welcome Family FUNKtion and Sitar Jams, a group from Buffalo, New York, that fuses Indian and Western musical styles.

The group’s performance will be a part of the Noon Tunes music series. It is a free event that will take place at noon in the Blaisdell Hall Studio Theater. A free, light lunch will be served.

Family FUNKtion and Sitar Jams is comprised of brothers Ravi, Aneal and Naryan Padmanabha. From an early age, the brothers started playing Western instruments like the drum set, bass and guitar. Together, they experimented with various genres from folk to punk rock.

As teenagers, they traveled to India and picked up styles of Classical Indian music. Since then, they have been experimenting with different musical fusions and blends.

Their performances combine elements of classical Indian music with jazz, funk, electronic and jam to create a psychedelic musical landscape.

“The sitar – a traditional stringed Indian instrument – is a beautiful instrument,” said Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music at Pitt-Bradford. “Family FUNKtion is great in that they combine the sitar with rock instruments in a very approachable way.”

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

Bradford Looking For Oil Leak Polluting The Creek

At 5:30 PM on Friday, Bradford Area Firefighters are investigating to find the source of oil entering the creek in Bradford.

Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Montour County

Montoursville – A multi-year, $30 million project continues next week on Interstate 80 in Montour County with work in both westbound and eastbound lanes.

From 7 p.m. Sunday, October 9, to 9 a.m. Monday, October 10, the westbound left lane will be closed from mile 229 to mile 224 and the eastbound left lane will be closed from mile 225 to mile 228 for centerline joint repairs.

From 7 p.m. Monday, October 10 until 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, the westbound left lane will be closed from mile 225 to mile 224, and the eastbound right lane will be closed from mile 223 to mile 228 for installation of emergency pull-offs and shoulder repairs.

From 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, to 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, the eastbound right lane will be closed from mile 216 to mile 222 for concrete pavement repairs and bridge joint repairs.

From 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, to 9 a.m. Thursday, October 13, the eastbound left lane will be closed from mile 223 to mile 228 to remove temporary concrete barrier, and remove and repaint traffic lines to restore traffic back to normal conditions. The eastbound right lane will be closed from mile 217 to mile 219 for concrete pavement repairs.

From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 13 the westbound right lane will be closed from mile 219 to mile 217 for concrete pavement repairs.

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

Paula F. Johnson, 69, of 18 Foster Hollow, Bradford PA

Paula F. Johnson

Paula F. Johnson, 69, of 18 Foster Hollow, Bradford PA passed away Friday, October 7, 2016, at the Bradford Manor.

Born January 19, 1947 in Clarksville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph A. Knight and Laverda (Green) McCreary and her husband William P. McCreary.

Paula had been employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.

She enjoyed crafts, making flower arrangements and jewelry, spending time with her family and friends especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are two children, daughter, Robin Hammersley of Emporium and one son, Troy (Lori) Johnson, of Bradford, six grandchildren, Tori Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Brad (Ashley) Mifsud, Kaitlyn Wolfel, Christopher Crosby, and Jordan Crosby, four great grandchildren, Christian Mifsud, Grayson Mifsud, Morgan Grace Mifsud and Poston Wolfel

At the family's request there will be no visitation. All services are private. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at

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Career Opportunities Highlighted at Penn State DuBois Manufacturing Day

Penn State DuBois Assistant Professor of Engineering Daudi Waryoba explains the production process of powder metal parts during a Manufacturing Day presentation.

DuBOIS – More than 130 people, including area middle and high school students, elected officials, and manufacturing industry representatives, took part in Manufacturing Day at Penn State DuBois on Friday. Those attending learned about a significant need within areas of the manufacturing industry for skilled and well educated workers. Professionals representing local companies at the event said they have more jobs available than they have people to fill them, and hope that initiatives like Manufacturing Day can raise awareness that there is opportunity in the region for successful careers.

Stephanie Geitner, a product engineer with Comte Manufacturing said, "We are experiencing a real shortage. We are constantly accepting applications; it never shuts off. But, people move away because they aren't aware of the manufacturing jobs that are here, or even of the industry itself."

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, over three and a half million manufacturing jobs will be needed nation-wide over the course of the next decade, and two million jobs are expected not to be filled due to the skills gap. Additionally, 80 percent of manufacturers report a moderate or serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled and highly-skilled positions.

To help make the community more aware of these opportunities during Manufacturing Day, all guests had the opportunity to take part in a product design exercise using computer drafting tools, received tours of campus engineering labs and production labs, and learned more about engineering degree programs offered at Penn State DuBois that can prepare individuals to launch careers in a variety of fields. Presentations were also made by faculty members in the campus engineering programs.

Another message organizers at Penn State DuBois hope to spread is that working manufacturing isn't what it used to be. Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Outreach Carolyn Jacobson said, "We need to let our young people see that 21st century manufacturing is all about using technology. It's engaging. It's not assembly lines. We need to show young people that there are very good jobs right here in the area. There are jobs waiting for them right now."

Jacobson explained that 12 Million Americans are currently employed in manufacturing fields, and in 2013, the average annual salary of those employees was $69,000. She said these include jobs in areas such as powder metals, machining, chemical production, food and beverage production, paper production, and more. Additionally, according to the National Association of Manufacturers, total output from manufacturing in Pennsylvania in 2013 totaled $77.37 Billion.

Manufacturing Day is a national event supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers. Events were held at more than 2,000 locations across the country, intended to addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers and educational institutions an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is about.

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The latest news from the State Capitol 
E-cigarette Tax – I recently joined House Finance Committee members on both sides of the aisle in advancing legislation that would replace the 40 percent wholesale tax on electronic cigarette and vapor products with a 5-cents-per-milliliter vapor products tax. House Bill 2342 may now be considered by the full House.

Pennsylvania has approximately 350 small businesses dealing in vapor products and this tax threatens to close many of them. The result will be a loss of jobs to out-of-state internet outlets, as well as lack of access to a product many smokers have turned to as an alternative to conventional cigarettes.

House Bill 2342 mirrors legislation already enacted in North Carolina and Louisiana.

Closing of these shops impacts hard-working Pennsylvanians and their families, and will result in a loss of vital tax revenue at the state and local levels. The tax on electronic cigarette and vapor products is scheduled to go into effect this Saturday, Oct. 1, and the sooner we can move this bill through the legislative process, the less punitive it will be.
Reduced Fishing Licenses - The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is cutting the price of select licenses by 50 percent through the end of the year.

With the discount, annual resident licenses will sell for $12.40; annual non-resident $27.40; and senior resident $6.90. The half-off promotion begins this Saturday, Oct. 1.

The licenses are valid through Dec. 31.
My Upcoming Senior Expo - I invite senior citizens, their families and caregivers to attend the Senior Expo I am co-hosting with state Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) this Thursday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Expo Building 1 of the Clearfield County
Fairgrounds in Clearfield.

My staff and I are looking forward to this event as an opportunity to spend time with our neighbors and friends. This is a great opportunity for you to check out the many local, state and federal service providers that are available to you.

Flu shots will be available for anyone who shows proof of participation in Medicare Part B. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.

Congratulations….to these recently promoted state troopers:
  • Adam Borden of Brockport - Promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop C, Kane. Cpl. Borden enlisted in the state police in 2007 and was previously assigned to Troop C, Ridgway.
  • Theodore Burkett of Penfield - Promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop C, Punxsutawney. Cpl. Burkett enlisted in the state police in 1993 and was previously assigned to the Troop C, Ridgway.
  • Roger McCloskey of Ridgway - Promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop C, Ridgway. Cpl. McCloskey enlisted in the state police in 2009 and was previously assigned to Troop C, Kane.
  • Patrick McMackin of Kersey - Promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop C, Kane. Cpl. McMackin enlisted in the state police in 1997 and was previously assigned to Troop C, Ridgway.
  • Craig Smith of Kersey - Promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop C, Punxsutawney. Sgt. Smith enlisted in the state police in 1991 and was promoted to the rank of corporal in 2013. He was previously assigned to Troop C, Ridgway.
  • Scott Thomas of Lanse - Promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop C, Ridgway Station. Cpl. Thomas enlisted in the state police in 2001 and was previously assigned to Troop G, Rockview.

On the Road Again - Please plan for lengthy travel delays on Long Run Road near Woodland as Midway Energy Services installs new gas lines in the area and excavates near the roadway. This work will make traffic stops necessary and lengthy delays are possible through mid-November.

Drivers should remain alert for slowed or stopped vehicles and flaggers in the roadway.
Attention Hunters - The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a hunter training course on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fox Township Sportsmen's Club, 203 Ridge Road, Kersey. The course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can purchase a license.

If you are interested in registering for the class, please click here.
I recently spoke at a news conference at Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School in support of legislation that would increase the amount of Educational Improvement Tax Credits and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credits in Pennsylvania. These two programs expand learning opportunities for school students and their parents while allowing local businesses to direct their tax dollars and improve their communities.