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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Genesee Dispatched For Victim of Motor Vehicle Crash

At 11:51 PM on Saturday, Genesee Ambulance has been dispatched to assist a victim of a motor vehicle accident.

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

Annual Fall Consignment Auction Saturday, October 29th At Daniel A. Carter Inc. In Allegany, NY

Blacktop Seal Coating By Daniel A. Carter, Inc., Call Today

Click The Link To See Items In Ulysses Being Auctioned Online By Jelliff Auctions Preview Saturday October 22,2016

Elk County men connected to five burglaries

By RICHARD LECKER III Era Correspondent
Bradford Era

ST. MARYS — Police have connected a pair of Elk County men to five burglaries throughout St. Marys between September and October.

Cody James Luchs, 26, was charged on Oct. 12 with 16 felonies charges and one misdemeanor charge in connection to four burglaries in St. Marys.

On Thursday, a second man was charged as a co-defendant, but in the new affidavit, police connect the pair to six burglaries in St. Marys.

Allen Edward Weyant, 27, has been charged with 19 felonies and one misdemeanor in connection to the burglaries. Read more...

DEP Update on Sunoco Pipeline spill in Lycoming County

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the following update on the gasoline spill into the Loyalsock Creek in Lycoming County.

The Sunoco pipeline has been capped at the south end, and work will continue overnight and into tomorrow morning to cap the north end. The level of the Loyalsock Creek has dropped from 13 feet yesterday to approximately 4 feet today, allowing increased access for crews.

DEP conducted water sampling for volatile organic compounds in waters that could have been affected by the spill. Six sampling locations were identified, both upstream of the spill for control and comparison and downstream of the break. Gasoline compounds were detected in the samples downstream of the break, but were below safe drinking water levels in the Susquehanna River.

DEP has notified water systems downstream of the break; at this time there are no concerns for public drinking water supplies, as water systems will use stored water and alternative sources until the plume has passed.

Residents who have been impacted by the release can call a Sunoco Logistics representative at 1-800-759-5644.

St. Marys Dispatched For One Vehicle Crash On Hospital Curve

At 8:00 PM on Saturday, St. Marys has been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on the curve near the hospital. One patient. St. Marys Police on scene.

6 p.m. update: Multiple Road Closures Due to Flooding in Sullivan and Lycoming Counties


Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched For Structure Fire On Low Street In Ceres

At 6:31 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Depts have been dispatched to a working structure fire at 9266 Low Street in Ceres. Flames & Smoke are showing. Additional tankers have been dispatched from Shinglehouse & other mutual aid companies.

6:49 PM--Bolivar Chief reports FIRE OUT. All units not on scene cancelled. 
7:02 PM--Fire investigators to scene. 

Call #42
10/22/16 @ 18:35
Tonight our tanker was dispatched as part of the Bolivar box alarm for a working fire in Ceres. Within 2 minutes of the tone, Chief 503 (S Sharp) and Tanker 7 (FF Abdo & Magee) were on the street followed by Mini 4 (FF R Miller & Lt E Miller). Chief Hayward and Capt D Sharp stood by in quarters with an engine crew. Our units were released shortly after calling on scene due to a quick knock by the Bolivar and Richburg crews .

Richard E. “Dick” Manning, 69, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Austin, PA

Richard E. Manning 
“former Austin, PA resident”

ROCHESTER, NY---Richard E. “Dick” Manning, 69, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Austin, PA, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, after a short illness.

Born on January 9, 1947 in Cuba, NY, he was a son Earl J. and Kathryn A. Lentz Manning.

Mr. Manning graduated from Austin High School and from the time he was a young boy he was lovingly known as “Goono”.

US Navy

Mr. Manning proudly served in the US Navy and was employed for many years as an electrician in the Rochester, NY area, lastly working for Alling & Cory Company in Rochester, NY. 

He was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church, Austin, PA and enjoyed working on anything electrical or electronic.

Surviving are a brother, Robert J. (Deb) Manning of Syracuse, NY; a sister, Kristy E. Rees of Austin, PA; several nieces and nephews; and his longtime friend and companion, Cindy Andrieu of Rochester, NY. 

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a son, Justin Manning.

There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held on a date and place to be announced. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard’s name may be made to a Humane Society or an SPCA of the donor’s choice.

Richard’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Dick, please visit

Derrick City Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash On Derrick Road

At 4:56 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Department and Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to Derrick Road & Fairview Heights for a 2 vehicle crash with injuries. Roadway has one lane blocked.

Bradford Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On West Washington Street

At 2:51 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on West Washington Street & North Bennett Street.

Ann Marie Himchak, 88, of Silver Spring, MD

Ann Himchak
Ann Marie Himchak, 88, of Silver Spring, MD, died Saturday morning, October 22, 2016 in Silver Spring, MD.
A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp TownshipGas permit issued on 2016-10-17 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site ARTLEY HILL 2H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-10-17 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site ARTLEY HILL 1H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Pine Twp TownshipGas permit issued on 2016-10-17 00:00:00 to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC for site SGL 75 PAD D 060 in Pine Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in McHenry Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-10-17 00:00:00 to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC for site SGL 75 PAD C 059 in McHenry Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in McHenry Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-10-17 00:00:00 to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC for site SGL 75 PAD B 2689 in McHenry Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Hepburn Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-10-17 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site WALTERS GAMBLE 44H 51716 in Hepburn Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Cogan House Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-10-17 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site FLICKS RUN 12H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Volleyball - Oswayo Valley @ Port - 10/20/2016.

Patrick Crants Sports Photography added 100 new photos to the album: Volleyball - Oswayo Valley @ Port - 10/20/2016.

4 PM Update: Multiple Road Closures Due to Flooding in Sullivan and Lycoming Counties


Tri-County Electric Has Cancelled Planned Outage

Bill Pekarski has left a new comment on your post "Planned Power Outage Saturday":

I just called Tri County and they have cancelled the outage scheduled for tomorrow and will be doing it next Saturday.

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

Haunted Barns At The Potter County Fairgrounds In Millport, PA Saturday, Oct 22 From 7 PM to 11:30 PM

Times are Friday and Saturday
from 7pm to 11:30pm.

Click The Link To See Items In Ulysses Being Auctioned Online By Jelliff Auctions Preview Saturday October 22,2016

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates For Experienced Registered Nurses

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Annual Fall Consignment Auction Saturday, October 29th At Daniel A. Carter Inc. In Allegany, NY

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates For Athletic Trainer

Estate Auction, Saturday, October 22 At 8 Reese Hollow Road, Coudersport, PA

Friday, October 21, 2016

Earlier today, a #DDoS attack flooded one of the largest DNS server companies in the world

10 p.m. update: Multiple Road Closures Due to Flooding in Sullivan and Lycoming Counties



St. Clair Foods, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
St. Clair Foods, Inc., a Memphis, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 26,800 pounds of chicken and dumplings due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

James Beck, 75, of 3543 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA

James Beck

 James Beck, 75, of 3543 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at his daughters residence in Hyde, PA on Friday (October 21, 2016) morning.

He was born November 25, 1940 in Penfield, PA a son of the late Russell and Belle Burkett Beck.

On April 25, 1964 in DuBois he married the late Lucinda "Cindy" McDowell Beck.

Mr. Beck graduated from Houston Township High School. 

He then received an associate degree, as an electrician, from Williamsport Community College. 

Jim had worked many years at Motor Coil, Tau Electronics and several other locations as an elecrician. 

He is survived by four daughters, Vickie Beck, Clearfield; Valerie Beck; Emporium; Cori, Mrs. James Pratt, Clearfield; Jamie, Mrs. Ken Stuart, Emporium; and one son, Russell Beck and his wife Jen, Emporium; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Friday, Byrnedale and Fran Burnside, Penfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Belle Burkett Beck, and his wife, Lucinda "Cindy" McDowell Beck and one sister Carrie Runion. Also preceded in death by one brother Clyde Beck.

At his request there will be No Visitation or service.

Online Condolences may be placed at 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Planned Power Outage Saturday Has Been Cancelled

Received voice mail today from Tri-County REC....The will be a planned power outage/switch over beginning at 7:30 am on Saturday, October 22 for all Tri-County customers (no specific area given). Customers will return back to normal in the afternoon (no specific time given).

Bill Pekarski has left a new comment on your post "Planned Power Outage Saturday":

I just called Tri County and they have cancelled the outage scheduled for tomorrow and will be doing it next Saturday

Agreement Reached In State Colleges Strike

Bruce J. Therminy, 80, of 25 Lawrence Ave., Bradford, PA

Bruce J. Therminy

Bruce J. Therminy, 80, of 25 Lawrence Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born August 13, 1936, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Leo and Grace (Bernard) Therminy. He was a 1954 graduate of Bradford High School.
US Navy Veteran

He served in the United States Navy from 1954 until he was honorably discharged in 1958.

On July 9, 1971, in Bradford, he married Carol L. (Frutiger) Therminy who survives.

Bruce worked as General Manager at Star Garage and Star Lanes Bowling Alley, he retired in 1992 after over 30 years of service.

Bruce started bowling as a teenager. As a young man he bowled with the Zippo Whiz Kids a bowling team sponsored by Zippo that traveled to tournaments all over the East Coast. In 1962 he bowled in the National Tournament and came in 8th in the whole country. Bowling in the Adult Bowling League he won many local and regional tournaments. Later in his life he bowled in the Senior Bowling Tournament and won the Pennsylvania State Bowling Tournament as well as many local and regional tournaments.

In the late 1960's he along with Betty Dougherty started the Bradford Junior Bowling League Association, where he served as President. Under his guide he brought the Pennsylvania Junior Bowling Tournament to Bradford twice.

He was a life member and past President of the Bradford Men's Bowling Association as well as the Pennsylvania State Bowling Association, where he was an advisor to the PSBA Yearbook. He served as Director for the American Bowling Congress. In 1991 he was inducted into the Pennsylvania State Bowling Hall of Fame. In 2010 the Bradford Junior Bowling Association established a Sportsmanship Award in honor of him and his dedication to Junior bowling.

Surviving in addition to his wife Carol of 45 years, are two sons, Mark (Michelle) Therminy, of Bradford, and Tim (Laurie) Roslinski, of Raleigh NC, one daughter, Laurie (Pat) Garrigan, of Emporium, six grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Harris, Sean Roslinski, Tasha Garrigan, Tia Garrigan, Erin Garrigan, Shea Garrigan, one brother in law Ronald Quinn and two nephews Scott and Kevin Quinn. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Barbara J. Quinn.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday October 24, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., at 7:00pm funeral and committal services will be held with Pastor B.J. Simms, of the Free Christian Evangelical Church of Smethport. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to USBC Junior Bowling Scholarship Fund % Byllye Lanes, 290 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA 16701, or the Pennsylvania State Bowling Association Junior Bowling Fund, % Treasurer. 7 Linda Lane, Selingsgrove, PA 17870.

Online condolences may be made at

Richard E. “Dick” Manning, 69, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Austin, PA

Richard E. Manning

ROCHESTER, NY---Richard E. “Dick” Manning, 69, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Austin, PA, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Mary J. Mayer, 67, of Looker Mountain Trail, Bradford, PA

Mary J. Mayer

Mary J. Mayer, 67, of Looker Mountain Trail, Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born March 31, 1949, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Jean (Kinney) Green.

Mary attended Port Allegany schools.

On June 7, 1980, in Port Allegany, she married Kevin A. Mayer who survives.

She was a member of Custer City United Methodist Church. Mary loved to spend time tending to her gardens and bird watching.

Surviving in addition to her husband Kevin of 36 years, are three daughters, Lisa (Brad) Canfield, of Greenville SC, Lorangelia Brown, of Thomasville NC, and Kendra (Scott) Borneman, of Simpsonville SC, two brothers, Phillip (Harvetta) Green, of Kane and Leon (Brenda) Green, of Port Allegany, four grandchildren, Tristan Mikhail, Kevin Cornelius, Anthony Work, and Samantha Borneman, three great grandchildren, Izabella Mikhail, Casey Cornelius, and Emma Cornelius, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

At the family's request there will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of family at Custer City United Methodist Church with Rev. Beth Rosler, Associate Pastor, officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to American Cancer Society, 2115 West 38th St. Erie, PA 16508.

Online condolences may be made at

Olmstead Bridge Gets 18 Ton Weight Limit

• Effective October 20, PennDOT has placed an 18-ton weight restriction posting on a bridge in Eulalia Township in Potter County. 

The bridge spans the Allegheny River on Olmstead Road (Route 3011) near the village of Olmstead. 

The bridge was originally built in 1892, is 67 feet long, and carries an average of 270 vehicles each day. Vehicles exceeding the 18-ton weight limit will need to use an alternate route. 

The posting will remain in place until repairs can be made.

PennDOT Removes Weight Limits On Westline Road In McKean & Phoenix Road In Pike Township, Potter County

• A 26-ton weight limit posting has been removed on a bridge in Lafayette Township in McKean County. The bridge spans Kinzua Creek on Westline Road (Route 3006), near the Westline Inn. Repairs to the beam ends of the bridge led to the posting removal. The bridge was originally built in 1941, is 100 feet long, and carries an average of just over 200 vehicles daily. The bridge is currently scheduled for full replacement in 2020.

• An 18-ton single vehicle and 22-ton combination vehicle weight limit posting has been removed on a bridge in Pike Township in Potter County. The bridge spans Phoenix Run on Phoenix Road (Route 1005), about two miles south of the village of Sunderlinville. Repairs to the beam ends of the bridge led to the posting removal. The bridge was originally built in 1934, is 55 feet long, and carries an average of almost 400 vehicles daily.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Board Meeting Rescheduled For 6 PM Oct. 24th

Potter County Courthouse Bell Ringing Again!

Potter County Today

A historic bell that hangs in the tower of the Potter County Courthouse sounded 11 times on Thursday, highlighting an observance welcoming its restoration. 

Coudersport Mayor Brenda Whitman conducted the brief ceremony at the courthouse square gazebo at 11 am Thursday. The Potter County Commissioners earlier this year approved a $7,600 contract with Verdin Company to install automatic ringing equipment on the bell. It has been programmed to chime on the hour and can also sound for special occasions. 

Funds for the work were raised by Mayor Whitman, who has been assisted by machinist Bill Daly and Joe Kurtz, the county’s supervisor of building and grounds maintenance. Precautions have been to assure that the new equipment will not damage the bell or its housing in the clock tower. 

The bell was donated to Potter County by Timothy Ives. One of Coudersport’s earliest inhabitants, Ives built a general merchandise store, was elected county treasurer and later served as judge. 

The bell has been programmed to ring on the hour from 7 am to 10 pm. (Bell photo by Curt Weinhold)

Terra J. Tessena, 22, of Mansfield, PA

Terra J. Tessena

Terra J. Tessena, 22, of Mansfield, PA, died on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. 

She was born February 16, 1994, in Jacksonville, NC, the daughter of Terry F. Tessena, II and Kimberly J. Deats.

In addition to her parents, Terra is survived by her daughter, Scarlet B. Bradley; brothers, Sean Tessena of Olean, NY and Zachary Tessena of Amissville, VA; sisters, Heather Davis of Westfield and Sarah J. Derflinger of Amissville, VA; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Losinger of Stony Fork and paternal grandmother, Diane Campbell of Uma, AZ. 

Terra was preceded in death by both of her grandfathers, Frederick Losinger and Terry Tessena.

Memorial service to celebrate Terra’s life will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016. Visitation from 10-11am at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro, service to follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ronald Hagy officiating.

To share your fondest memories of Terra and sign her guestbook, visit

Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd.


10/21/2016 01:47 PM EDT
Brownwood Farms of Williamsburg, MI is recalling approximately 260,000 total units of the listed products, because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction, if they consume these products.
Brookwood Farms, Inc. Recalls Pulled Pork Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared AllergenBrookwood Farms, Inc., a Siler City, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 126,570 pounds of pulled pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

6 p.m. update: Multiple Road Closures Due to Flooding in Sullivan and Lycoming Counties

Montoursville – Motorists in Lycoming and Sullivan counties are advised there are multiple road closures today due to flooding.

The following is the 6 p.m. list of closures. Updates are noted with **.

Lycoming County
• ** (Open) Route 1017 (Lycoming Creek Road) at Sweeley Avenue in Old Lycoming Township.
• Route 973 between Lycoming Creek Road in Hepburn Township and Northway Road in Eldred Township.
• Route 1004 (Southard Road/Beech Valley Road/Field Station Road) between Route 14 in Lewis Township and Wallis Run Road in Gamble Township.
• Route 1005 (Lower Barbours Road/Hoppestown Road/Proctor Road) between Dunwoody Road/Barbours Cemetery Road) in Plunketts Creek Township and the Sullivan County line.
• Route 1006 (Slacks Run Road/Kellysburg Road/Wallis Run Road) between Route 14 in Lewis Township and Flanagan Hill Road in Cascade Township.
• ** (Open) 2018 (Grampian Boulevard/Four Mile Drive) from Lafayette Parkway to Northway Road in Loyalsock Township.
• Route 2023 (Market Street/Bloomingrove Road) between Northway Road and Route 973 in Hepburn Township.
• Route 2029 (Northway Road) between Four Mile Drive in Loyalsock Township and Route 973 in Eldred Township.
• Route 2031 (Fairview Road/Palmer Hill Road) in Loyalsock Township.
• Route 2039 (Warrensville Road) between Route 973 in Eldred Township and Lick Run Road in Loyalsock Township.
• ** (Open) Route 880 from Gotshall Road to Route 44 in Limestone Township.
• ** (Open) Route 3002 (Middle Road) lane closure from Route 880 to Route 44 in Limestone Township.
• Route 1003 (Wallis Run Road) between Murray Run Road in Gamble Township and Wallis Run Road in Cascade Township.

Sullivan County
• Route 87 between Nortons Road and Elk Creek Road in Hillsgrove
• Route 4010 (Hoppestown Road) between the Lycoming County line and Route 87 in Hillsgrove.
• Route 4001 (Elk Creek Road) between Route 87 in Hillsgrove Township and Route 154 in Elkland Township.
• Route 4005 (Middle Road) between Ellenton Mountain Road and Route 154 in Fox Township.
• Route 154 in Shunk.

PennDOT is assessing the situation throughout the impacted area. Motorists should be alert and watch for standing water on roadways throughout the area. They should never attempt to drive through flooded roadways.

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


By Monica Thomas

Rain, Rain we waited for you so long, that heading into winter, we find you dreary. So says the poet in me. There are many things happening around the area in the next ten days hopefully you get out to enjoy some of them. 

I stopped in at the third Thursday Ecumenical Lunch at the Methodist Church yesterday and enjoyed visiting with friends and hearing Father Tom speak from St. Teresa’s Parish. Great fellowship, the next will be on Nov. 10th at noon. 

If you haven’t made it yet there are five count them 5 more fish fries at the Masonic Hall 4:00-7:00 pm., they are awesome for $9.00, take out available.

AT THE SCHOOL: Elementary School: The kids will be celebrating ‘Red Ribbon Week; YOLO Be Drug Free” E.P.T.O. Little Caesar’s Pizza Delivery 4-7 pm. on Wednesday. Thursday is the end of the first marking period. Halloween Parade is at 8:30 am on Monday October 31st.
Middle School & High School: Thursday is the end of the first marking period. The 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Girls volleyball at the High School Gym 9:30-11:30 on Saturday October 22 & 29th. Girls Volley Ball: Tuesday, 25 @ 6:00 JV at home against Northern Potter, Varsity plays at 7:00. Friday, Oct. 27: Boy’s Junior High football vs Elk county Catholic at Otto Eldred 6:00 pm. Girls Junior high volleyball @ Otto Eldred Jr/ Sr 6:00 p.m. Girls Junior High Cross Country: Sat. 22, 2016 at Kane Middle School CC championship Girls race: 10 am, boys race 10:40 am. Saturday Oct. 29: Boys Girls Varsity Cross Country Meet- District IX Championship TBA.

AT THE OV SENIOR CENTER: Monday October 24: Chicken Florentine; “Peace Day” Fitness & Wii. Tuesday: October 25: Beef Stroganoff: “Be A Good Neighbor Day” Wii and the Quilters meet. Wednesday, October 26: “National Candy Corn Day”, Bingo, Wii. Come and join them any day for lunch or just stop by and visit Call 814-697-7178 to make a lunch reservation. 

What is coming up at the center: Nov. 3rd and 4th quilt show, basket bonanza, Nov. 26th Shop Small, Shop Local 10AM-2PM. Home based businesses will be inside. You'll be looking for mice for the festival contest. Our businesses will be donating prizes for drawings when our mice contest is done!!! Mark your calendars and be sure to pop in for your Christmas shopping needs! Dec. 3rd Breakfast with Santa 9AM-11AM.

AT THE LIBRARY: Library Board meeting 4:00 October 24, 2016. The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club will meet Wednesday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. they are reading, a variety of books written by Dana Stabenow an Alaskan author. The knitting group meets 6:00 at the library setting room, all types of fiber artists welcome.

Food Cupboard October 22: 9:00 a.m. United Methodist Church, Lincoln Street, Shinglehouse, PA.

Potter County Haunted Barns Oct. 21-22. To be held at the Potter County Fair Grounds. Millport, Pa. 7:00p.m.-11:00 p.m. Special accommodations for small children have been made called KIDS ZONE for children 5 and up $2.00 per child. There will be food available for purchase also.

Shinglehouse Community OCTOBERFEST: October 22 beginning at 5:00-10:00 p.m. Shinglehouse Fire Hall sponsored by T.R.A.C.K. for tickets call 697-7706.

October 22, 2:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Benefit for Kenny Gee sponsored by the Potter County Snowmobile Club. North Hollow Rd, Coudersport, Pa. Bring the family under age until 9:00 p.m. great food, beer and some awesome Frakus. $15.00 21 and over, $10.00 12-21 & under $5.00 under 12. Kenny is battling stage IV esophageal cancer.

Sportsman Show: Sat. October 22, 2016 from 9:00-4:00 Sunday: 9:00-3:00 at the Carter Event Center in Allegany, N.Y., 5.00 admission each day.
Pumpkin Shoot: November 6, 2016, 12:00 noon registration check at Besecker & Goss.

Palmer Opera House: Sunday, October 23: presents “Least We Not Forget- a Tribute to September 11” 3:00 p.m. A moving tribute performed by the Genesee Valley chorus, admission by donation.

Portville Central School Drama Club Presents “JUNGLE BOOK” Friday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. Portville Central School auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 adults and $3:00 students/senior citizens.

On October 29 Shinglehouse Fire Hall 4:00p.m.-7:00 p.m.: The family of John Hurd is having a Chicken BBQ, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, quilt raffle, and fire ring raffle to benefit his Double Lung transplant. They we will deliver preorders to Honeoye Haven and The Oswayo Apts., between 4:00p.m.-5:00 p.m. by calling Betsy at 697-7040 or Linda at 698-2170. The dinners are $9 and half Chickens are $5.

October 21: Halloween at the Y, Olean, N.Y. 5:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ages 10 and under. 5:30 Inflatable slider
Games 6:00-7:00 ages 11-14 6:00-6:30 Laser Tag Games 6:30-7:00 Dance Party and Costume contest 7:00-7:45 Laser Tag and Dance Party 7:45-8:00 Costume Contest. Member cost: Free Public cost $2.00 per participant Pre-registration 716-373-2400
October 21 & 22: The Haunted Hinsdale House Ghost Hunt 8:30 p.m. 3830 McMahon Rd. Hinsdale, NY.
Tickets are available
October 28: Children’s Halloween Party 6:00 p.m. Shinglehouse Fire Department & Ambulance Association
October 29 American Legion Post #530 Shinglehouse Pig Roast beginning for 4-7:00 $10.00. Halloween
Bash to follow at 8:00 p.m. Music.
October 29: Good Times Olean, N.Y. 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. $5.00 GTO entertaining with Costume Contest.
October 29, 30, 31: Nightmare Hayrides: 6319 Somerville Valley rd. Ellicottville, NY 716-699-4839
No reservations needed Admission $19.00 under 5 free.
October 31:Trick-or-treating is on October 31st from 6-8. For Shinglehouse.

UPCOMING HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOWS: Nov. 3& 4 from 11:00-6:00 p.m.: Oswayo Valley Senior Center: Basket Bonanza, Quilt Show and Holiday
Crafts. Along with a baked potato bar; $4.00 a potato with all of the trimmings, takeouts available! There will be sweet potatoes and russets to choose from contact them at 697-7178.
Nov. 5, 2016 9:00 a,m. – 2:00 p.m. Riverside United Methodist Church Annual Craft Show, Roulette, Pa.
November 5 & 6 Portville Craft Show: at the Portville High School 10:00-5:00 daily Portville, N.Y.
St. Theresa Christmas Bazaar: Fri. Nov. 11th and Sat. Nov.12th. Fri. 11am-5pm and Sat. 10am-2pm. 111 S. Puritan St. Shinglehouse, Pa. Auction drawings Sat. at 1:30 pm. (you don't have to be present to win.)
Allegany Fire Department Auxiliary Annual Fall craft Show Saturday, Nov. 12: 9:00-4:00 at the Robert Livingston Community Center on Rt. 417.
The Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes: November 19, 2016 is their Christmas Open House. They are located at 109 Indian Creek Road, Eldred, Pa. or at

36 more days until Small Town Christmas Kickoff in Shinglehouse: First event: Nov. 26th Shop Small, Shop Local 10AM-2PM. Home based businesses will be inside OV Senior Center and several other business in town will be participating. . You'll be looking for mice for the festival contest. Our businesses will be donating prizes for drawings when our mice contest is done! Mark your calendars and be sure to pop in for your Christmas shopping needs!

Sunday Nov. 27, 2017 6:00 p.m. is the Christmas Parade and Winter Festival. Applications are available on line at their Shinglehouse Small Town Christmas Celebration site on facebook or at the OV Library. Next meeting is November 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. OV Senior Center.

Vendors still wanted for CANDY CANE LANE FESTIVAL Dec. 3, 2016 Oswayo Valley Elementary School: Shinglehouse, PA.: $20.00 per table/booth to reserve a space contact Juanita Blau at 732-312-7474 or at her email

APPRISE is now taking appointments for Open Enrollment of Medicare Insurance Programs. There are several dates available from Oct. 20- Dec. 7. For more information contact Barbara Busch at Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging. Please call 1-800-800-2560 or 814 544-7315.

Feel free to drop in and set a spell on the porch with me and Daisy Mae and his 2 foundling kittens he’s adopted or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, or my face book page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

Multiple Flooded Roadways in Jefferson County

10/21/16 12:42
*Box 5-A: Multiple Flooded Roadways. All members are to report to station and await orders from Chief 5* Station 5 due.

The Renovo Road is officially REOPENED

The Renovo Road is now officially REOPENED!!!

Flooding in Hillsgrove


Update: Route 6 is now open.

The Haunted Hayride at the Austin Dam canceled for this weekend

The Haunted Hayride at the Austin Dam, sponsored by Austin Area School's PBL Class has been canceled for this weekend, 10/21 & 10/22, however weather permitting it is rescheduled for next weekend, Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. each night.


Ridgway- Dickinson’s Board of Governors has honored Michelle Straub, LCSW of St. Marys as the 2016 recipient of the
Elizabeth “Sis” Simons Memorial Award.

The award presentation was made at the Dickinson’s annual board meeting on October 20, 2016. This prestigious honor recognizes a Dickinson Center direct service employee who consistently goes above and beyond in the performance of his/her duties. Ms. Straub’s selection was based upon her exemplary performance as she consistently met the highest standards of service excellence.

Michelle Straub is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been with DCI since 2007. Michelle’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. Over the years, she has worked as an Employment Support Specialist, Case Manager, Forensic Therapist, and currently is the Forensic Program Director and an Outpatient Therapist.

Heidi Thomas, Executive Director states, Michelle is very deserving of this award; she is a dedicated clinician and program supervisor who takes great pride in her work. She was nominated by 3 of her peers who all recognized Michelle for going above and beyond for her consumers and her team.

Michelle received a monetary gift, an engraved clock, and will have her name engraved on the Elizabeth “Sis” Simons Memorial Award plaque displayed at Dickinson Center‘s main office at 43 Servidea Drive, Ridgway. Previous award
recipients include: Laura Sypien, Kevin Leahy, Tonya Wolfe, Tammy Perkins, Heidi Eastman, Ed Badeau, Barb Cole, John Ogden, Dr. Paul Francis, Michael DeStefano, Jennifer Dippold, Dawn Dovensky, Tana Funair, and Pat Work.

Elizabeth “Sis” Simons, was a founding member of the original Dickinson Board of Governors and served for over four decades demonstrating exemplary leadership, public relations, caring, and dedication to Dickinson’s mission. She achieved an honorary “life” membership on the Board of Governors until she passed away on July 18, 2001. The Board established the Sis Simons Award to honor her in memory and recognize her significant contributions to Dickinson Center, Inc.

Dickinson Center, Inc. is accredited under the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Standards for Excellence. This accreditation is attained by the most well managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated compliance with 55 specific Standards for Excellence based on honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability. Dickinson has met, complied with, and integrated the Standards for Excellence into all its organizational processes to successfully comply with this voluntary accreditation.

Jim Dixon, DCI Board Member
Bill Conrad, DCI Board Member
Trish Rosenstein, DCI Board Member
Abbi Peters, DCI Board Member
Fran Roebuck Kuhns, DCI Board Chair
Ginette LaStrapes, DCI Employee who nominated Michelle
Michelle Straub, DCI 2016 Sis Simons Recipient
Heidi Thomas, DCI Executive Director
Connie Carter, DCI Employee who nominated Michelle
Richard Seager, DCI Board Member & Journey Health System Chief Executive Officer
Joe Haines, DCI Board Member
Anne Albright, DCI Board Member

Today's Junior High Soccer Game is cancelled

Northern Potter School District
1 hr ·

Today's Junior High Soccer Game is cancelled. 

If the game is to be made up, an announcement will be made at a later time. There will be no Junior High Soccer Practice.


BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Spectrum art series continues with a special Halloween student production of “Apparition,” a play by Anne Washburn.

The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 through 29, with a special late-night performance at 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. It will take place in the studio theater of Blaisdell Hall, and costs $6 for general admissions and $2 for students.

“‘Apparition’ is like a haunted house ride in the theatre, where we encounter and accumulate all these fragments of uneasiness and dread,” said Dr. Kevin Ewert, director of the theatre program at Pitt-Bradford and director of “Apparition.”

The play combines elements of a campfire ghost story with darkly humorous tales of the culinary habits of demons with multiple references to Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” as a group of actors describe it, or perform it, or dream it – or all of the above.

New York Times’ critic Jason Zinoman called a 2005 production in the city’s East Village “spine-tingling.”

Ewert said, “It's smart and terrifying and funny and the perfect show for Halloween, which is why we are foregoing our usual daytime matinee and adding a special late-night show instead.

“We have a very talented ensemble cast for this one.”

The cast includes Lanessa Hickman, a psychology and biology major from Lees Summit, Missouri; Shaan Hossain, a history-political science major from Pittsburgh; Holly Kilpatrick, a freshman psychology major with a theatre minor from Bradford; Nathan Lawyer, a history-political science and economics major from Coraopolis; Collin Maines, a senior broadcast communications major with a theatre minor from Sheffield; Patrick Martucci, a senior broadcast communication major from Stockton, California, and Carlie Watson, a radiological science major from Coudersport.

Martucci said, “People aren’t going to know what to expect when the curtain opens up, and that’s part of the fun of doing this kind of play so close to Halloween.”

Some scenes are intense, and the production is not appropriate for young children.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 814-362-5113 or visit For disability needs related to the show, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at 814-362-7609 or

Causer to Host Veterans Service Representatives

BRADFORD – In an effort to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is hosting veterans service representatives at each of his three offices during the month of November.

Dan Falls of the American Legion will be at the Coudersport office, 107 S. Main St., on Thursday, Nov. 3. Appointments should be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769.

Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St., on Monday, Nov. 7, from 1-3 p.m. She will be at the Bradford office, 78 Main St., on Monday, Nov. 14, from 1-3 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

The representatives will offer veterans assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits.

For more information, visit

Capitol Update By PA Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, October 21, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol
National Forest Products Week
The House this week unanimously approved a resolution designating Oct. 16-22 as National Forest Products Week in Pennsylvania. I was pleased to join with Rep. Kathy Rapp in sponsoring this resolution because while the value of this industry in our area is well known, it is important to raise awareness about its contributions among legislators and citizens in our state’s urban and suburban areas as well.

The nation’s first paper mill was founded in Pennsylvania in 1690, and today, more than 10 percent of this Commonwealth’s manufacturing work force is involved in the forest products industry.

Thank you to all who work in this industry, meeting a variety of consumer needs while responsibly managing our forests to ensure their sustainability.

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Making Health Care More Accessible

Working to expand access to health care for all Pennsylvanians, especially those in rural areas, the General Assembly has approved and sent to the governor legislation to expand telemedicine options.

House Bill 1619 would allow Pennsylvania to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which is designed to permit eligible licensed physicians in one state to treat patients in other states via telemedicine technologies. Currently, 17 states have enacted similar legislation to join the compact, with legislation pending in one additional state, Michigan.

An estimated 80 percent of the physician population licensed in the United States could be eligible to practice telemedicine in states where they don’t reside. In addition to helping people in underserved areas, it can also help people with serious illnesses better access specialists.
Taking Action Against Sanctuary Cities

The state House this week approved legislation to protect citizens and hold local governments accountable for the illegal actions of undocumented individuals who have taken up residence in so-called “sanctuary cities.”

In sanctuary cities, such as Philadelphia, local police have been instructed by city leaders not to turn over undocumented immigrants to face prosecution on immigration violations. As a result, some of these undocumented immigrants are putting public safety at risk and committing crimes at a financial and societal cost to residents.

House Bill 1885 would hold responsible any sanctuary city in Pennsylvania for the damages to persons or property as a result of criminal activity by unauthorized aliens. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Enhancing Workforce Education

As a way to tailor education policy to meet the needs and demands of our evolving workforce, legislation passed the House this week to give students who are enrolled in a vocational education program the ability to demonstrate proficiency on content areas related to the Keystone Exams. House Bill 2381 would also allow students to show their career readiness in their programs of study by attaining an industry-based competency credential, such as National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) or National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification, or satisfying other industry-based factors.

These pathways to graduation for students in vocational education programs recognize postsecondary success looks different for students in different career paths and mirrors the option recommended for these students by the state Department of Education. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence
The state House recently approved House Resolution 1023 officially designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Statistics show one in every four women and one in every nine men will experience domestic violence in his or her lifetime, with nearly 1.3 million women and 835,000 men being physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior within an intimate relationship that is used by one partner to gain power or control over the other partner. This behavior can include physical, sexual or psychological violence, and emotional abuse, and can affect people of all races, income levels, religions, genders, sexual orientations and ages.

Domestic violence is one of the most chronically underreported crimes, and fewer than 20 percent of victims who report an injury from an intimate partner seek medical treatment following the injury. To find out more about domestic violence programs and support, visit