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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Person In Clown Mask And Baseball Bat Threatening People In Bradford

At 11:20 PM on Saturday, Bradford Police are investigating multiple complaints on School Street of someone in a clown mask threatening people with a baseball bat.

Close To 100 Attended CFTT Annual Dinner In Ulysses



On Saturday evening, October 15, 2016, around 6:30 PM Wellsboro and Galeton fire crews were dispatched to the Leonard Harrison State Park near the overlook area for a land rescue.

Early reports claimed that there may have been 2 individuals that apparently left the trail and climbed out on a rock ledge and were unable to climb back up.
FNN received word that a female and a male had climbed down and became stranded in Pa Grand Canyon.

By 7:33 PM rescue crews had been on scene for 45 minutes into the rescue. Unconfirmed reports to FNN claimed that a female was able to climb out, however, the other individual was located by 7:47 PM and extrication of that individual followed. The patient was extracted by 8:05 PM.

Neither of the two individuals were injured in the incident and rescue crews were reported safely back at the top of canyon b 8:17 PM. All emergency and fire crews were cleared a short time later from the park.

Visitors to the Pa Grand Canyon are urged to stick to trails and not venture off these marked trails for their own safety. When one willingly leaves a trail, not only to they risk injury and possible death, but they also put those who have to rescue them at risk of injury and death, as well. 

Congratulations on a very successful rescue to the Wellsboro and Galeton volunteer fire crews and all volunteers that assisted on scene with this incident.

Here's Some Of The Other Gator Players That Are Part Of The Game

Black Lab Missing From Potter County

Dog has been found. Thank you!!

Several Potter County Non-Profits Benefit From CFTT Grants Awarded At Annual Dinner

Tioga, Mansfield Dispatched To Rt. 15 Crash

At 7:57 PM on Saturday, Tioga and Mansfield Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Rt. 15 Southbound, just south of the welcome center. One person is reported injured. The vehicle is in the roadway. Use Caution if you travel this way.

Phil Sheridan Sr., Age 71, missing from Bradford Found Deceased Sunday

Phil Sheridan Sr., missing 
from Bradford for over 48 hours. 

Solid gray hair, 6'2", 71 yrs of age, missing with 2006 grand Cherokee (brownish/grayish) from Bradford PA. 

Phillip W. Sheridan

Phillip W. Sheridan, 71, of 1207 East Main Street, Bradford, PA, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc with a full obituary. 

Online condolences can be expressed at

Friendship Dispatched To Car Over Embankment On CountyRoad 20

At 7:08 PM on Saturday, Friendship Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to County Road 20 for a car over the embankment near the Amity Town line.

Wellsboro & Galeton Dispatched For Land Rescue At Canyon

At 6:32 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro & Galeton Fire Departments have been dispatched to Leonard Harrison State Park near 4797 Rt. 660 for a land rescue.

Two individuals are stuck on rocks on the hillside below the overlook and can not return to the top. At this time the individuals are not injured, but unable to get out.

Whitesville, Wellsville Dispatched To ATV Crash Off Fulmer Valley Road

At 6:02 PM on Saturday, Whitesville Fire & Wellsville Ambulance & Critical Care are responding to the Fulmer Valley Road to evaluate 4 youths 14 years old and younger involved in a 4 wheeler rollover accident.

Bolivar Fire Dept. Dispatched To Smoke Investigation

At 5:40 PM on Saturday, Bolivar Fire Department has been dispatched to the area of 9045 Rt. 417 in Genesee for a smoke investigation.

Coudersport Rotary Club sponsors the annual Halloween Parade with Tag Day
Written by:  Cathy Bowers
Photos by:  Cathy Bowers - permission  given to share Sixth Grade Students with Media
Photo #1 - Coudersport Sixth Grade Students - Bob Kuhl-Tag Day Committee
Photo #2 - L-R - Rotarian Robert (Smitty) Smith, Rotarian George Hults - Rotarian Merv Bowers - Rotarian Bob Kuhl - Rotarian Walter Baker, - Rotarian Natalie Stenhach
Photo #3 - Collection jugs

Sinnemahoning, Austin Dispatched For Structure Fire On Rt. 872 In Grove Township

At 4:30 PM on Saturday, Sinnemahoning, & Austin Fire Dept. have been dispatched to a structure fire on Route 872, 4 miles north of Stevenson Dam. Emporium has been dispatched to standby at Sinnemahoning. Austin has been requested to bring one engine, one tanker and an ambulance. Renovo engine 29-1 is responding with 5.
4:56 PM--Upon arrival, it was determined that the fire is a controlled burn. Incoming units have been cancelled.

Corydon, Lafayette, Bradford Dispatched For Land Rescue On Trail

At 4:00 PM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Dept. dispatched for manpower to assist Corydon Township in a land rescue on the Morrison Trail, about 5 miles from the trail head. A person is experiencing a cardiac emergency. Bradford Ambulance is also responding.

5:52 PM--Patient is being extricated from the trail by way of boat. 

7:10 PM--Returning to hall.

Wellsboro Dispatched To Crash Of 2 Motorcycles

At 1:08 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 451 Benauer Road for a 2 motorcycle accident with possibly 2 injured.
1:14 PM--Motorcyclists refuse EMS treatment or transport.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources

PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Jackson Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-10-13 to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Jackson Twp, Lycoming county. 78.54 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Pictures Of 2nd Annual Northern Potter Homecoming Parade

Amanda Price Butler photos

Congratulations Favorite Fall Athlete Tucker Kosa and Homecoming Queen Gracie Hamilton. Adults in photo are Todd and Wendy Hamilton on the left and Carrine Kosa on the right.


10/14/2016 04:04 PM EDT
Lancaster County, PA - Turkey Hill Dairy of Conestoga, Pa., is recalling select 48 oz. containers of its Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream because the package may contain Rocky Road Premium Ice Cream instead of Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream. These packages may include undeclared ingredients of ALMONDS and EGGS, and could be harmful to consumers with food sensitivity or allergy to these ingredients.
10/12/2016 07:21 PM EDT
Kuster's, Inc. of Camden, MI , is voluntarily recalling 14,238 pounds of its shredded, sliced and cubed cheese out of an abundance of caution. Kuster's, Inc., was notified by its supplier, Farm Country Cheese, Lakeview, MI, that the cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Tyson Foods Recalls Frozen Popcorn Chicken Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Tyson Foods, a New Holland, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,148 pounds of frozen popcorn chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic.
Michigan Turkey Producers Recalls Turkey Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Michigan Turkey Producers, a Grand Rapids, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 54,011 pounds of turkey breast products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically an unidentified black material.

Wellsville Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 19 North

At 11:10 AM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 19 north of the village for a 4 vehicle crash.

Brookland Club Annual Egg Shoot & Gun Raffle Saturday, Oct. 15th

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

Bulls & Barrels Halloween Bash Rodeo At Woodhull Raceway Friday & Saturday

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business:

Clarion University SBDC First Step Seminars

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: This monthly seminar provides an overview on the steps to start a business along with an in-depth look at a business plan. Topics include business registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, research tools, and what to expect in financing your business. See below for dates, times, and locations.

Check out our Business Skills Workshops.

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  • The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: DuBois: 10/19/2016
    Fairfield Inn & Suites
    2219 Bee Line Highway
    DuBois, PA  15801-6319
    Class Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Presented By:
    Clarion University SBDC Consultant
    Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

  • The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: Emporium: 10/26/2016
    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce
    34 East Fourth Street
    Emporium, PA  15834-1412
    Class Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Presented By:
    Clarion University SBDC Consultant
    Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

  • The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: Ridgway: 11/04/2016
    North Central Commission
    49 Ridgmont Drive
    Ridgway, PA  15853-9700
    Class Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Presented By:
    Clarion University SBDC Consultant
    Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

  • The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: Clarion: 11/05/2016
    Clarion University SBDC (Barnes Center)
    330 North Point Drive Suite 100
    Clarion, PA  16214-3873
    Class Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Presented By:
    Clarion University SBDC Consultant
    Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

  • The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: DuBois: 11/16/2016
    Fairfield Inn & Suites
    2219 Bee Line Highway
    DuBois, PA  15801-6319
    Class Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Presented By:
    Clarion University SBDC Consultant
    Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

  • The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: Coudersport: 11/16/2016
    Potter County Education Council
    5 Water Street
    Coudersport, PA  16915-1119
    Class Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Presented By:
    Clarion University SBDC Consultant
    Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

  • The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: Kittanning: 11/19/2016
    Armstrong Educational Trust
    81 Glade Drive
    Kittanning, PA  16201-7140
    Class Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Presented By:
    Clarion University SBDC Consultant
    Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

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

    Super Low Prices On New Leftover Arctic Cat Snowmobiles At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport

    Click The Link To See Items In Ulysses Being Auctioned Online By Jelliff Auctions

    Fish's Bicycle Repair Can Help You get Your Bike Ready For Winter

    You're Invited To Community Foundation Of Twin Tiers Potter County Annual Dinner Saturday At Ulysses Fire Hall

    Estate Auction, Saturday, October 22 At 8 Reese Hollow Road, Coudersport, PA
    Click on ad for photos & complete listings

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

    Round & Square Dance Saturday, Oct. 15th At Odin Grange From 7 To 10 PM

    Friday, October 14, 2016

    Judge Leete Orders Williamsport Ex-Cop To Begin Serving Sentence

    Ex-Williamsport cop convicted in 2011 ordered to begin serving his sentence of probation

    John Beauge | Special to PennLive

    WILLIAM SPORT — A former Williamsport police lieutenant has been ordered to begin serving his 18 months' probation on a five-year-old conviction.

    Thomas H. Ungard Jr., 51, was sentenced in 2011 after a jury found him guilty of tampering with public records and obstruction of justice.

    Since then he filed a series of appeals, including one to state Supreme Court, all of which were denied.

    Potter County Senior Judge John B. Leete, who was assigned the case, denied Ungard's latest appeal under the Post-Conviction Relief Act and ordered him to begin serving his sentence. Read more...

    Fall Fundraiser to benefit Melissa Hamilton

    A Fall Fund Raiser will be held Saturday, October 15th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Port Allegany United Methodist Church located at 307 North Main Street. The event, sponsored by Friends of Melissa Hamilton, is being held to help Melissa attend her college graduation to be held in California in May. The previously advertised mini-paint lesson with Laurie Burford has been cancelled. Vendors include Paparazzi Accessories, Wildtree, posh, Simple Treasures Candies and Usborne Books and More.

    There will also be a Chinese Auction, 50/50 Raffle, homemade soups and breads around 11 a.m. until all is sold and a baked food sale. Pictured is Alexis Reed as she shows some of the Usborne Books that can be ordered at the Fall Fund Raiser.

    Horton Township, Ridgway Ambulance To Crash On Rt. 219

    At 11:32 PM on Friday, Horton Township & Ridgway Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 219 near the Penn Dot parking area for a vehicle into the guard rails. One 20 year old male is reported injured.

    Fire Victim Treated At Kane Hospital, Loss is $150,000 In Cabin Fire On Red Mill Brook

    Log Skidder Burned For Hours Without Detection

    Data-driven justice efforts discussed at Potter County Commissioners meeting

    By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent Bradford Era

    COUDERSPORT — The Potter County Commissioners on Thursday spoke of ongoing data-driven justice efforts during a meeting held in Coudersport.

    Commissioner Paul Heimel announced that county officials recently participated in the first meeting concerning the White House Data-Driven Justice initiative with which the county has become involved. Potter County has the smallest population of any jurisdiction being included in the pilot program being initiated in communities across the country.

    “We’ve already established connections with Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and Eau Claire County, Wisconsin in our continuing study of best practices,” said Heimel. “This is an executive-level organization, so these contacts are related to how counties can best use resources — financial, personnel and facilities — to support the significant changes we’re beginning to see in the administration of criminal justice.” Read more...

    Emporium Dispatched To Wires Down, Outisde Fire

    Cameron County Fire Wire

    11 mins ·

    Cameron Company 14

    Snodgrass Run Road off of Barr hollow

    Fire Box 14-05

    Outside Fire with wires down

    McKean County Court Sentences Port Man, Others

    Port Allegany man to serve prison time for firearm charge

    Bradford Era

    SMETHPORT — A Port Allegany man was sentenced on Thursday in McKean County Court to a term in state prison for a firearm-related charge.

    Timothy Major, 42, will serve four to eight years in state prison with credit for 103 days of time served for a charge of possession of firearm prohibited. Major pleaded guilty Aug. 25 to allegations that between March 6 and April 6, he possessed a .22 caliber rifle knowing he was not allowed to possess a firearm.

    Meanwhile, a hearing is to be scheduled regarding two other cases against Major related to the sale of stolen property. According to President Judge John Pavlock, there are several potential things that could happen at the hearing, including a pretrial conference, a restitution hearing of entrance of a guilty plea. If Major entered a plea, Pavlock said he would likely be sentenced the same day. Read more McKean Court action.....

    Genesee Dispatched To Assist Willing At Barn Fire On Rt. 248

    At 8:30 PM on Friday, Genesee Fire Dept. has been dispatched to assist Willing with a barn fire at Rt. 248 & Stout Road.

    Ludlow Woman Hurt In Crash On Route 6

    Dog Found Along Rt. 6 Near Port Allegany

    My husband found this dog running up Route 6 outside of Port Allegany.

    Owner has been found! Thank you for posting! 

    Coudy Library To Host ‘Evening Of Poe’ Oct. 26

    Coudersport Public Library will celebrate Halloween with "An Evening of Poe!" on Wednesday, October 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the library.

    The event will feature dramatic readings from works by Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain and other notable Victorian era authors, read by Paul Herzig, Jerry Bailey and others. “Poe is often imitated, never duplicated,” remarked Teri McDowell, library director. “He was the true first master of the macabre, the author all subsequent mystery and horror writers have sought to imitate. Without Poe, there would be no Stephen King. His works grip the mind and make us shiver, and stay with us on dark nights long after we read them. Our talented readers will demonstrate how scary Poe can be.”

    Adults and teens are invited to attend. The event is free to the public, however, donations will be accepted to assist with library operating expenses. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 274-9382.

    Time’s Running Out To Purchase Dinner Auction Tickets

    A few tickets remain for Coudersport Public Library's Books Unlimited Gala, scheduled for Friday evening, Oct. 21, at the St. Eulalia Parish Center. The evening begins with an auction preview at 5:00 p.m., and features heavy hors d'oeuvres, along with Bag, Silent and Verbal auctions and a variety of raffles.
    Highlighting this year’s auction lists are several signed sports jerseys, in addition to multiple sets of tickets to Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres games, including four tickets to the Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers matchup on December 11, as well as tickets to a 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates home game. Antique furniture, a wide variety of merchandise and gift certificates for local restaurants and services and unique items by local artists, photographers and artisans are also on the auction schedule.

    Books Unlimited is the Library's major annual fundraiser, accounting for a large percentage of the operating budget. Tickets cost $30 each and are available at the Library. For more information, call the Library at 274-9382.

    House Action for the Week of October 17, 2016

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

    The Weekly Schedule

    Pipe Replacement Next Week on Warner Road in Jackson Township, Tioga County

    Montoursville – On Tuesday, October 18, a PennDOT maintenance crew in Tioga County will replace a pipe on Route 1018 (Warner Road) between Route 1013 (Jackson Center Road) and Route 328 in Jackson Township.

    The road will be closed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. for this work. A detour will be in place using Route 328 and Jackson Center Road.

    Port Golf Teams Honored at Banquet

    Port Allegany Girls and Boys golfers received their yearly certificates and letters from Coaches Bob Raudenbush and Doug Triplett at their annual banquet Wednesday, October 12. The girls’ team had seven golfers- seniors Emily Buchsenschutz and Lynzie Turner, junior McCauley Fox, sophomores Lorissa Roys, Keeley Tarbox and freshman Mia Ambuski and Torie Field coached by Doug Triplett. 

    The boys’ team had seven golfers- senior Brandon McCaslin, juniors Jacob Anderson, Devon Briggs, Marcus Murphy, Tyler Philips and S. Tilley and sophomore Owen Russell coached by Bob Raudenbush. The teams’ special guest was Dan Campbell, their bus driver to practice and matches. Marcus Murphy and Jacob Anderson were recognized for being named to the North Penn Woods League All Star Team.

    2016 Gator Golf Team

    Left to Right- Owen Russell, S. Tilley, Tyler Philips, Marcus Murphy,
    Jacob Anderson, Devon Briggs, Brandon McCaslin and Coach Bob Raudenbush

    2016 Lady Gators Golf Team

    Left to right- Keely Tarbox, Mia Ambruski, McCauley Fox, Emily Buchsenschutz,
    Lorissa Roys and Coach Doug Triplett.  Missing from photo- Lynzie Turner and Torie Field

    North Penn Woods League All Star’s
    Marcus Murphy and Jacob Anderson were recognized for being
    named to the North Penn Woods League All Star Team.

    Oddballs for Hire

    Our 2 man crew will get those odd jobs done for you. Call (814) 628-2650. Local manpower with local references available.

    One Minor Injury In Harley/Jeep Collision in Grove Township

    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.

    During the day on Tuesday, October 18, and Wednesday, October 19, there will be a slow-moving mobile operation in both the eastbound and westbound lanes from the Buckhorn exit (232) to the Limestone exit (215) to remove winter signs for the winter shutdown.

    On Thursday, October 20, the eastbound left lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. between mile 217 and mile 222 for joint repairs.

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

    Coudersport Ambulance To East Second Street Bridge

    At 6:02 pm on Friday, Coudersport ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the bridge on E. 2nd Street for a person with seizures.


    BRADFORD, Pa. -- Members of the Ogundayo family have made contributions to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford for two student scholarships.

    Dr. BioDun Ogundayo, associate professor of French and comparative literature, has established an annual scholarship in memory of his father, James Akande Ogundayo.

    A second scholarship was created by Ogundayo’s children, Tomi Ogundayo, a 2015 alumna, and Segun Ogundayo, a pre-medicine student at the University of Pittsburgh’s campus in Pittsburgh, in memory of their mother, Christiana Ogundayo, who died of breast cancer a year ago – Oct. 8, 2015.

    “The children wanted to do something to honor their mother,” BioDun Ogundayo said. The Christiana Ogundayo Scholarship will be awarded this year to a student majoring in engineering, mathematics, science or computer information systems and technology.

    Christiana Ogundayo was born in Nigeria and had lived in the United States for many years, studying at Long Island University Southampton and the State University of New York at Buffalo. A statistician, she worked as a computer and logistics specialist for the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority.

    The student receiving the Christiana Ogundayo Scholarship is Laura McKibbin, computer information systems and technology major from Warren.

    Ogundayo’s scholarship in memory of his father will be an annual scholarship for a student majoring in broadcast communications, writing, public relations or interdisciplinary arts. Ogundayo chose to honor his father with the scholarship because of how he promoted excellence and leadership as head of the Ogundayo clan in the family’s native Nigeria.

    James Ogundayo, his son said, taught his 12 children, “To do the right thing and do it over and over.” The elder Ogundayo died in 1998.

    Troi Williams, a public relations major from Bala Cynwyd, is the first recipient of the James Akande Ogundayo Scholarship.

    To find out more about starting a scholarship at Pitt-Bradford, contact Jill Ballard, executive director of Institutional Advancement at 814-362-5091 or

    Elk County Catholic School Students Visit Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Today

    Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

    Thank you to all of the wonderfully-behaved students from Elk County Catholic Schools who visited the PA Lumber Museum today!

     If your school, scout group, or other educational group would like to learn more about group tours of the museum, please call 814-435-2652 to talk with one of our staff.

    Little Nippers Youth Basketball Registration

    The Little Nippers will be holding youth basketball registration on Sunday, October 16, from 6:30-8:00pm at the Nippers' Building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa. 

    Registration is open for boys in grades 3-6 and girls in grades 5-6 who reside in the Otto-Eldred School District. The registration fee is $35.00.

    Baker Welcomes More Than $1 Million in Funding to Help Meet Regional Housing Needs

    Funding obtained through the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee

    HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced a total of $1,088,000 in funding is being made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Program (PHARE) to help meet the growing demand for available, affordable housing in the 68th Legislative District.

    PHARE is funded through the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee, which was established in 2012 as a fee assessed on the natural gas drilling industry in addition to standard business taxes. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been collected through the fee each year, which is then distributed to counties to be used to help address various impacts from the industry. A portion of that money is used for housing needs through PHARE.

    “The population in the Northern Tier has been growing rapidly over the past several years, and this has resulted in a housing shortage that PHARE is helping to address,” said Baker. “This funding will help especially with those individuals and families who have limited financial means. I am grateful so many projects in our area have been chosen to receive funding, and look forward to seeing the money put to good use.”

    Projects in the 68th District which are slated to receive funding include:

    Bradford County Homeowners Rehabilitation Program - $175,000 to assist households with financing for health and safety, weatherization and energy conservation repairs and upgrades to their homes.

    Bradford County Home Purchase Grant Program - $535,000 to assist with down payment and closing costs, as well as necessary repairs to the property in order to obtain loan approval or for the general liability and safety of the home.

    Potter County Homeless Prevention Program - $40,000 to provide homeless prevention services in the form of short- and medium-term rental assistance, and security and utility deposits to low-income households that are at risk of becoming homeless.

    Tioga County Department of Human Services - $72,000 to assist with homeless prevention activities including rental, utility, relocation and hardship assistance to eligible individuals and families.

    David’s by the Lake - $83,000 to supplement the HUD Continuum of Care grant by providing rental assistance, on-site supportive services and building operations costs. David’s by the Lake offers apartments for homeless families with children or older couples without children.

    Kenner Court/Garnet House - $91,000 to supplement the HUD Continuum of Care grant by providing for rental subsidies, building operations and the on-site supportive services offered at the two facilities, which offer housing for homeless individuals.

    Tioga County-St. James Relocation Expenses - $92,000 to assist with expenses associated with the temporary relocation of 22 individuals currently being served by the Bridge Housing, Mental Health Residential Supportive Housing, and Transitional Youth Independent Living programs.

    “As more people come into the area and purchase properties, we must also continue to look for ways to help those individuals who may have lost a job, fallen ill or face other circumstances in which they could be left in an unhealthy home or face homelessness,” said Baker. “The funding our area is receiving will help provide some of these people with the assistance they need.”

    Baker noted projects in the 68th Legislative District slated to receive funding are among 40 housing projects totaling $6.2 million approved to meet housing needs in 29 counties across the Commonwealth.

    Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff

    Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Debra Pezze

    Harrisburg, PA –Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Westmoreland County to fly at half-staff to honor Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Debra Pezze.

    Judge Debra Pezze passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She served the residents of Westmoreland County for 25 years as a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas.

    Flags shall remain at half-staff until sunset on Monday, October 17, 2016.

    Zito Media System To Save Crawford County About $7,000 A Month

    Coudersport company selected as Crawford county's communications contractor

    By Keith Gushard 
    Meadville Tribune 

    Crawford County commissioners unanimously have selected a new communications trunk contractor for the county that's expected to save the county around $7,000 a month.

    At their meeting Wednesday commissioners approved Zito Communications of Coudersport to be the county's communications trunk company for internet and phone service at an estimated cost of $2,347 per month including surcharges and taxes, pending a contract review by Keith Button, the county's attorney. A trunk is a communications link designed to carry multiple signals simultaneously to provide network access between two points. Read more...


    Few states have more turkey hunters, or record more turkey harvests, than Pennsylvania.

    Only deer hunting is more popular.

    Those interested in finding out more about wild-turkey management in Pennsylvania are invited to join the Game Commission at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 18 for a live webinar.

    Game Commission wild-turkey biologist Mary Jo Casalena is scheduled to explain how fall and spring hunting-season regulations help the Game Commission manage Pennsylvania’s abundant wild-turkey population and shares some advice for the fall season.

    Register online at A link to the registration also can be found on the Game Commission’s website, on the Upcoming Events page. A confirmation email sent after registration is completed contains information about joining the webinar.

    St. Marys man charged for multiple burglaries

    Bradford Era Correspondent

    ST. MARYS — A St. Marys man remains incarcerated in Elk County Prison in Ridgway in lieu of $30,000 bail in connection to several burglaries throughout St. Marys.

    Cody James Luchs, 26, has been charged with 16 felony charges and one misdemeanor charge in connection to four burglaries in the city.

    St. Marys City Police Sgt. Anthony Pistner said Luchs and a co-conspirator burglarized a home along Brusselles Street on Sept. 30 and another home along Washington Street on Oct. 5, among several other reported burglaries. Read more...

    Scarnati Announces $1.5 million State Grant for Westfield Business Park

    (HARRISBURG) – A $1.5 million state grant has been awarded to the Tioga County Development Corporation for Westfield Business Park in Tioga County, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

    Scarnati explained that the funding is being awarded by the State Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The Westfield Business Park redevelopment project is converting 17.6 acres into a mixed-use site for light manufacturing, warehouses and office spaces. This grant will help with completion of the fourth phase of the project which includes demolition and renovations to usable buildings.

    “This local business park represents a significant partnership between economic development agencies, state and local taxing bodies, community organizations and business groups,” Scarnati stated. “The $1.5 million state investment is a very exciting development which will provide substantial support for the project. I commend the Tioga County Development Corporation, as well as local government, business and community leaders for their hard work on this revitalization project.”

    Scarnati, who was instrumental in securing this funding, explained that the total cost of the project is $3 million and will help the Westfield Business Park to be restored to productive use within the region.

    “This state support will enable the recycling of this former tannery into a site that will be useful once more in attracting much-needed new industry to the Westfield community and is a critical part of its future economic development,” Scarnati said.

    Scarnati noted that RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

    For more information regarding the RACP program, please visit:

    Nowry S. Hoffman, Jr., 90, of Port Allegany, PA

    Nowry S. Hoffman

    Nowry S. Hoffman, Jr., 90, of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday (October 13, 2016) at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

    Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

    Event Notice Open to the General Public:

    The Coudersport Drop-In Center located on 20 E. 2nd Street will be hosting an event titled “Accessing Crisis and Emergency Mental Health Services in Potter County” on October 19th at 7pm.

    Representatives from Dickinson Center’s Crisis Service Program, Potter County Human Service Delegate System, and the Concern Hotline will be present to discuss their services and respond to any questions about accessing care in Potter County.

    If have questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Symans at 814.274.8651.

    Clermont, Norwich Towndhip, Hamlin Township & Smethport Dispatched For Fully Involved Structure Fire

    At 1:13 PM on Friday, Clermont & Norwich Township, Hamlin Township Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a fully involved structure fire in the area of 942 Red Mill Road in Sergeant Township. Smethport is also dispatched.
    Mt. Jewett Ambulance has been dispatched for a victim at the fire scene.

    Potter County Commissioners Meeting For September 29, 2016