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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner Sunday At Coudersport Legion From 1 to 4

St. Elizabeth Community Dinner Sunday From 12 to 3

Benefit For Jim Renner at Eldred Legion

Despite Rumor, Enchanted Mountain Advertising Has Not Been Sold And Is Not For Sale

Click On Ad To See Details Of Jelliff's ONLINE AUCTIONS

Opportunities For RN's & LPN's Available At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport And At Bradford Manor In Bradford



November 12, 2016
(By Doug Kennedy)

(Pulaski, PA)...Can we deem the 2016 inaugural Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Mod powered by Pace Performance season at the New Stateline Speedway a success? The answer is a resounding yes as the inaugural class of RUSH Pro Mod competitors will share in over $20,000 of cash and products at the completion of their first season of competition.

Fifteen Pro Mod events were run at the 1/3-mile track located in Busti, New York as Scott Gurdak of Bear Lake, Pennsylvania won the track title, while Panama, New York's Justin Carlson won the $3,500 Sweeney Weekly Series championship. The Series points was based on the drivers' 12 best finishes. Series official feel strongly that they will be able to add an additional 8-10 events throughout the region for the Pro Mod competitors around their base at Stateline Speedway in 2017.

Nine drivers became members and won money in the season's point fund that ranged in payouts from $3,500 to $500. In addition to those winnings, over $7,000 in products were distributed at the inaugural "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance back in August.

During the season, Carlson took eight checkered flags, while other winners included Jason Covey of Clymer, New York with three, Kelly Frederes of Russell, Pennsylvania with two and Gurdak with one.

"I was pretty ecstatic about it," said the 33-year-old Carlson regarding his Weekly Series point championship. "With what the Series is paying now, I'll be able to fix my cars in the offseason. Usually you're robbing the piggy bank, but this year I will have enough money to pay them off. It was definitely a fun class and I think overall it's a pretty cool deal."

Carlson said the main reason he bought the Pro Mod for this past season was because of the points fund. "I wasn't a big fan of the crate motors, but I had a lot of fun running the Pro Mods this year."

And even though he wasn't enthralled with the actual outcome, Gurdak believes in the RUSH racing program. "I like the tires and shock packages with the Pro Mods," said Gurdak, the winner of better than 200 career feature wins and a number of track titles.

Gurdak races both his RUSH Late Model and his Pro Mod at Stateline and plans to do it again for 2017. Now 58 years old, Scott started his career in 1975 racing a Spectator Stock.

"We're all pretty much equal so that somebody doesn't have to spend $5,000 on a shock package," said Gurdak regarding the Pro Mods. "We also didn't go through as much money for tires. I enjoy the class. There are five or six of us there at the end where anyone one of us could win. I know we have a few more cars coming next year. I just wish we could get the series to race at another track."

Thirty-six year old Kelly Frederes has been racing since he was 20. His first car was a Spectator Stock car that he purchased for $1,500. Frederes finished third last year in the Sweeney Pro Mod Weekly Series points and feels the class is a great one to race.

"I like the class because of the inexpensive fuel, shocks, and tires," said Frederes. "I hope they keep the rules the same and I will continue to race the class. "The Manufacturers Night and the super points fund are added bonuses to run in the RUSH Series."

Jason Covey, who finished 4th in points, had this to day about the Series, "Special thanks go out to Vicki Emig and the RUSH Racing Series. It's amazing what you do to give back and promote for all of our teams."

Covey didn't go away empty handed as he won a 3-gauge panel assembly and a $50 gift certificate courtesy of Quick Car Performance. Covey went onto say, "We all need to support the ones that are making this all possible-they're a great group of promoters and businesses."

"I think they do a nice job promoting for us and giving things back to the drivers and making it more affordable," said Covey. "It was our first year in the class and I think it was a lot of fun."

"With the shock and tires rules and the crate motors, it keeps everyone on a level playing field and makes it more important for the setup and the driver. I'm really looking forward to next season. For now, I am content with this class. It's the best thing I have found in racing yet. We actually made money this year. The weekly pay was higher than the weekly costs to maintain the car and we actually had more than $1,000 left over."

"Manufacturers Night" at Stateline Speedway was held on Saturday night, August 6at Stateline. Ten of the 12 Pro Mods were eligible for product giveaways for having the GM 604 or 602 Crate engine, the sealed RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks, and the RUSH 91 pump gas. Eight of those drivers then received two prize packages that started with a minimum value of $200.

Carlson not only won the Series title, but also won the $600 to-win special for the division and also received another $620 in products that included two Sherwood 8" steel wheels and two spec Bilstein Shocks. Gurdak was the big winner as he took home four GM metric brake calipers and three bottles of brake fluid from TBM Brakes that was valued at $1,115. He also received a complete set of 4150 black FK Rod Ends worth another $500!

Dennis Asel, Jr. of Kane, Pa., won the MSD 6ALN Ignition Control, the MSD Blaster HVC Ignition coil and the MSD 8.5mm Super Spark Plug Wire Set valued at $630. Asel, Jr. also won a GM 602/604 tune-up package valued at $200 and compliments of 955 Automotive.

"I think it's a good thing for the lower dollar racer," said the 42 year-old Asel. "It makes guys more competitive who otherwise wouldn't be. The majority of the drivers have respect for each other and there isn't a lot of torn up equipment."

Brian Mohawk, who finished ninth in the Sweeney Weekly points, won the third top prize which was a 48-piece Quick Crew apparel package valued at $600, compliments of Classic Ink and two Sherwood 8" steel wheels valued at another $350.

The 18-year-old Mohawk finished second in Futures Cup points to Zach Johnson. Mohawk of Gowanda, New York is in his first year of college University of Northwestern Ohio where he is majoring in Automotive High Performance Technology.

"They have two E-Mod teams four Street Stock teams and race at places like Eldora. "I should know what I'm doing by the end of October, but I would like to do the motorsports thing so I can get my foot in the door for the future."

"It was a good Series," said Mohawk regarding the Pro Mods. "It was really competitive and close all year."

Fourteen year old Zach Johnson, who is in ninth grade at SouthwesternHigh School in Lakewood, New York, really liked the Pro Mod Series.

"I liked the competition, the giveaways, and racing against other guys like Brian (Mohawk) and Kevin (Ruhlman), "said Johnson. "They are good competition. I hope I'll be racing with them for a long time to come."

Johnson, who also wrestles and plays football has goals for next season. "I would like to win a heat race and be in the top five in a feature," Johnson said.

His dad, Greg Johnson, also a racer with the Open E-Mods had a tough season in 2016. After flipping a car at Stateline, he was able to get it back together, only to blow an engine on Thursday night. Two nights later, after putting in a new motor, he blew that one up as well at Stateline.

"I had more fun watching Zach race rather than me," Greg laughed.

Zach's car, which is owned by Greg, was put together with spare parts from his Modified. As for the Series, he said, "I've been racing for 25 years and I never saw anything like the giveaways that RUSH has. That helped us a lot."

Watching his son progress throughout the season was special for Greg. "The first part of the year was a little scary for me to watch, but he adjusted well and by the end of the year he was doing well. He raced Go-Karts for a year and a half and then got right into the Pro Mod."

Another Future Cup driver for 2017 will be 14-year-old Kevin Ruhlman, the son of Late Model and E-Mod driver, Chad Ruhlman of Bemus Point, New York.

"We are going to sign him up as a full-time member for next year," said Chad. As for the Series overall, he said, "I think it's a great series and a great starter class. I don't know if it's for the older generation to come down as much as it is for the younger kids to come up and use it as a stepping stone. As long as they are enforcing the rules, it's a great thing."

Chad will take off next year and concentrate on Kevin's racing program and then get back into racing, possibly by 2018, once his son's racing program is up and running.

Even though the 2016 is just ending, Series officials are already aware of more cars being prepared for the 2017 season. 52-year-old Chad Carlson of Lakewood, New York, already has his Pro Mod ready to go. "I'm so excited for next year I can't wait, especially when you have a car ready to go. It's lettered and ready to go."

Living 10 minutes from Stateline was the first thing that enticed him to join the Series for next season. "I really like the tire and shock rules. Actually, I like everything about it."

Carlson took a two-year hiatus from racing, so it makes 2017 something he is really looking forward to doing. "I tried to find other things but I don't hunt, fish, or golf, so I figured this is what I was meant to do and I will continue to do it until I get too old."

His 30-year-old business, Chad's Ring and Pinion, is located in Jamestown, New York and is a specialty shop. "We specialize in front differentials and it is unique because it's a one-day service. You bring your car in by 8 and it's out the door by 5. I can't wait for the winter to be over and go racing," he added.

Scott Hollabaugh, owner of Rusted Nutz, in Garland, PA is expected to field one if not two cars in the division next year. He was the division's sponsor at State Line.

Steve Houser hails from Westfield, New York will be another new Pro Mod competitor. Houser grew up watching his father Larry race at State Line in the spectator stocks years ago and then got behind the wheel himself racing at Lake Erie Speedway on the asphalt in both the crazy compacts then street stocks. With the closing of Lake Erie and ironically Houser's neighbor having an E-mod type car for sale things have fallen into place for him to join the dirt car wars in a RUSH Pro Mod for 2017.

Dale Applebee was a car owner and parts supplier for the RUSH Series, but the car ownership changed when his driver, Jeramy Williams, was diagnosed with two fractured vertebrae at season's end.

"The young man is a mess," said Applebee. "He's probably done for at least four to five years. The doctors told him to get rid of his snowmobiles, his four wheelers, his race car, and maybe even his riding lawn mower. Anything that has fun on it, he won't be able to do."

Even with the broken vertebrae, Williams was able to finish the season in fifth place for the Sweeney Weekly points. Once the season ended, Applebee sold the race car and now will concentrate on building race cars and selling parts and tires to both Stateline and Eriez Speedways. He says that building cars depends on the year and the money that people have. "I can do as many as 30 and as few as five."

As for the Series, Applebee said, "I like the Series because it's basically economics and affordable."
Series director, Vicki Emig, was quick to thank the Scott family for helping develop the RUSH Pro Mod division at Stateline Speedway. Emig sees nothing but positives for the future of the Pro Mod Division. Through the support of the corporate marketing partners, the Pro Mod racers will share in over $22,500 of value in the first year of the program via the point fund and "Manufacturers Night".

David Scott, son of Stateline owners Jim and Jean Scott, is a huge proponent of the RUSH Racing Series. Being a car owner as well as a driver, has given him the perspective on what the series can bring to support drivers from a financial aspect.

"The crate program with the tires and the motor puts everybody on the same playing field," said Scott. "It still takes a complete package to win and money doesn't win races, but it makes a difference and you need to have that complete package."

As for the Pro Mod program, Scott said, "There ended up being 10 full-time legal RUSH Pro Mods at Stateline- that was a little smaller than we expected. The track had growing pains this year and it took most of the year to get the surface racy. Now that it is where it needs to be, I think that will help make our program better next year. It's a good class with some pretty good races and they are fun to watch. Guys were racing each other good and not beating and banging each other. I really think this class is going to take off and be a pretty good class."

The Pro Mods will definitely return to Stateline for the 2017 season and the goal is to get the division some additional events at other race tracks that don't conflict with the Stateline schedule. Scott said he expects 15 to 18 cars in the Pro Mod division for next season. And with as many as five to seven new faces for 2017, things are definitely looking up for the Pro Mod Series.

One change for the upcoming season is that "open motor" Econo Mods who were eligible to compete in 2016, won't be in 2017 as all cars who compete must have a GM 604 or 602 Crate engine, the sealed $135 RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks, and use the RUSH 91 pump fuel.

FINAL Sweeney RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Points (only member drivers received points):1. JUSTIN CARLSON (16) 1327 2. Scott Gurdak (5G) 1312 3. Kelly Frederes (33K) 1308 4. Jason Covey (67) 1291 5. Jeramy Williams 1248 6. Dennis Asel (0) & Bill Silvis 1221 8. Zach Johnson (05J) 1184 9. Brian Mohawk (20) 1182.

FINAL RUSH Pro Mod "Futures Cup" Points: 1. ZACH JOHNSON (05J) 1184 2. Brian Mohawk (20) 1182

Sweeney RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Point Fund ($15,050): 1. $3,500 2. $2,000 3. $1,200 4. $1,000 5. $900 6. $800 7. $700 8. $600 9. $500 10. $400 11. $390 12. $380 13. $370 14. $360 15. $350 16. $340 17. $330 18. $320 19. $310 20. $300.

"Futures Cup" Point Fund ($600): 1. $300 2. $200 3. $100.

Stateline Speedway RUSH Pro Mod Purse Payoff: 1. $450 2. $300 3. $250 4. $200 5. $150 6. $135 7. $125 8. $120 9. $115 10. $110 11-14. $100 15-16. $85 17-20. $80.

For more information, contact the RUSH office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail The RUSH Pro Mod website is Like the RUSH Pro Mods on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHProMods

Sandra K. Bryant, 59, of Galeton, PA

Sandra K. Bryant

Sandra K. Bryant, 59, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016, at The Carlton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born October 19, 1957 in Wellsboro, she was a daughter of the late Roberta Smith.

 Sandra was a devoted and loving mother who enjoyed crocheting, playing video games, and watching superhero movies. 

Sandra is survived by a daughter, Michelle L. (John McCullough) Wells, Gaines, PA; a son, Eric Bryant, Pennfield, PA; three grandchildren, Crystal, Brody, and Kelly; and brothers and sisters. 

Services will be private and have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home

Smethport Police Need Your Help Identifying Individuals In Photographs

Roulette Dispatched To Station / Call Center

At 3:25 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to standby at station & call 911 center for details.

Galeton VFW Post 6611 Says Thanks

Galeton VFW Post 6611 would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated to our Silent Auction which was held on October 22. 

The money raised from the auction is used to help our wounded veterans. We use the money to put on a Christmas party at the Bath VA hospital and to buy supplies for those Vets. 

We are grateful for your contributions.

Angelica Dispatched For Structure Fire

At 2:43 PM on Saturday, Angelica & Mutual Aid companies have been dispatched to a structure fire at 133 Center Street. Firefighter on scene reports smoke showing.

2:44 PM--Response Cancelled by Angelica Chief.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched For Fall Victim

At 1:41 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Eleven Mile Road for a male fall victim with a possible hip injury.

PennDOT Region is ready for Winter with Traffic Management Center

Staff high-lighted services offered through Regional Traffic Management Center in Clearfield

Clearfield, PA – A traffic management center at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s District 2 office in Clearfield will provide services this winter to three PennDOT Districts for the first time. 

The Regional Traffic Management Center at PennDOT’s Clearfield office is PennDOT’s fourth RTMC. Staff of the RTMC will provide service this year to the nine counties in District 2 (Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter), the nine counties of District 3 (Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union), and the six counties in District 9 (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset)

Denny Prestash
Denny Prestash, the supervisor of the Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC), led a contingent of employees who met with media today to review many of the tools and services that the RTMC provides. 

Those services include 24/7 year ‘round monitoring and posting of road and bridge restrictions/closures, managing weather-related incidents, and over-sight of Intelligent Transportation Systems, which include traffic cameras, message boards, and Highway Advisory Radio.

Across the 3 districts, there are 94 Closed Circuit TV cameras, 105 Digital Message Signs, 33 Highway Advisory radio transmitters, 68 HAR beacons, 2 bridge sprayers, 2 queue detection systems, 1 curve warning system, 32 Remote Traffic Microwave sensors, 1 high cross winds system, 1 low visibility system, and 1 truck warning system.

Karen Michael, District Executive in District 2 noted ”The services offered this year by our new Regional Traffic Management Center will provide us with situational awareness and timely, accurate information that we can pass on to the traveling public. The services we’ll provide through the RTMC are a part of Governor Wolf’s “Government that Works” agenda.

In winter, the tools used through the RTMC allow staff to monitor weather events and traffic-related incidents and plan for what’s needed in regard to material and personnel, and make decisions about speed reductions and road closures.

District 2 staff was joined today by Tom Prestash, District Executive of PennDOT District 9 and Lara Lapinski, Signals Engineer for PennDOT District 3.

PennDOT features all of its winter information on its web site at: The site also has a complete winter guide with detailed information about winter services in each of PennDOT’s 11 engineering districts.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 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 800 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Follow PennDOT regionally on Twitter at: and

Galeton Borough Authority Regular Meeting Minutes For November 1, 2016

Jamestown Police Continue Search For Murder Suspect

Keith Robbins is the subject of a massive manhunt that began after he allegedly shot his wife, Shari Robbins, early Thursday. Police said Robbins is armed and dangerous.
The Post-Journal

Keith Robbins is the subject of a massive manhunt that began after he allegedly shot his wife, Shari Robbins, early Thursday. Police said Robbins is armed and dangerous.

Keith Robbins is the subject of a massive manhunt that began after he allegedly shot his wife, Shari Robbins, early Thursday. Police said Robbins is armed and dangerous.

Jamestown police are continuing their search for Keith Robbins, 36, of Jamestown.

Robbins is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Shari Robbins on Prospect Street, Jamestown, around 9:04 a.m. Thursday.

While not yet confirmed by police, information provided by friends of the victim claim Shari Robbins was having domestic issues with Keith Robbins, which included a temporary order of protection leveled against the latter in 2009. Friends also claim Shari Robbins was using the church parking lot Thursday on her way to work — she was a certified nurses assistant — when she was fatally shot in the head.

Keith Robbins’ vehicle, a 2004 F-250 truck, was found parked on Woodworth Avenue on Thursday. Capt. Robert Samuelson said in a news release Friday investigators believe the vehicle was parked at that location before 9:30 a.m.

Investigators are seeking information from anyone who may have seen Robbins on Thursday or who may know his whereabouts today. Anyone with information can call Buffalo Crime Stoppers at 867-6161 and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Other information on the incident can be relayed directly to the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537 or leave an anonymous tip at 483-8477.

Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched To Fire Alarm On Hassard Road

At 9:48 AM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to a residential fire alarm at 6059 Hassard Road in the Town of Wirt.

Opportunities For RN's & LPN's Available At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport And At Bradford Manor In Bradford

Click On Ad To See Details Of Jelliff's ONLINE AUCTIONS

Despite Rumor, Enchanted Mountain Advertising Has Not Been Sold And Is Not For Sale

Cole Memorial Seeking Call-In Respiratory Therapist

Cole Memorial Seeking Registered Nurse--Home Health

Friday, November 11, 2016

Potter Leader-Enterprise sponsoring a collection for the Christmas House

The Potter Leader-Enterprise is sponsoring a collection for the Christmas House, a local nonprofit that provides gifts for Potter County kids in need.

A collection box is inside our front door at the office at 6 West 2nd St., Coudersport, across from Shop n Save. Please drop off new, unwrapped toys, books and other items Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Christmas House is especially in need of items for older boys, including card decks, sports equipment, wallets, cologne, etc.

Thank you for helping the Leader-Enterprise support a charity to give all local kids a great Christmas.


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will offer an acrylic painting class on Nov. 17.

The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. in the fourth floor art rom of the Seneca Building in downtown Bradford. The class costs $45, and all materials are provided.

Artist Cindy Nowacki will teach the class. She started painting when she was in high school, but put it aside after she married and had a family. In the past ten years, she has returned to painting and has taught continuing education classes for Pitt-Bradford for the past eight years

“Acrylics are a totally different medium,” she said. “It’s a nice way to paint for someone who is beginning. If you make a boo-boo, you can easily let it dry and paint right back over it again.”

The class is a step-by step process in which Nowacki demonstrates various supplies and techniques used in acrylic painting.

“We are all painting the same thing at the same time,” said Nowacki, “but unbelievably, they all look different at the end.”

Each time she teaches the class, Nowacki tries to pick a subject for the painting that reflects the time of year. Since this class will take place in November, Nowacki plans on using a winter and nature theme in the artwork.

To reserve your spot or inquire about more information, call the Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at (814)-362-5078. You can also visit their website at or email them at

Faith Bible Church sponsoring the Grief Share "Surviving the Holidays" Nov. 15th At OV Senior Center

Faith Bible Church is sponsoring the Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays, 2 hour seminar. 

It will be held Tuesday, November 15th at 630 pm at the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse, PA. 

The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

You’ll discover the following:

· What emotions to expect during the coming days

· How to prepare for the holidays

· How to manage relationships and holiday socials

· How the holidays can help you heal

There is no charge to attend and will receive a free book with over 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Please feel free to contact us for any questions or if you would like any more information about the seminar. Jayne Buchanan @ 814-697-6985 or Chris at Faith Bible Church, 585-928-1856.

Roulette Ambulance to Pine Lane

At 7:37 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Pine Lane for a medical emergency.

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Fishing Creek Road

At 5:07 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Fishing Creek Road for a fall victim with a leg injury.

Hate message never had a chance

Hate message never had a chance

A column by John Anderson
Wellsville Daily Reporter
When the results of the 2016 presidential election were finalized, some of the hate that was shown at rallies, on social media and even at the kitchen table reared its ugly head.

Images of vandalism, racist and anti-Semitic acts and signs were popping up in the media and the Internet.

The largest and simplest image was in Wellsville. A large softball dugout with a large swastika and the words, in all caps, Make America White Again.

Two things could have happened in this rural community.

More division or a bond to stop this kind of hate, no matter who you voted for.

The latter happened.

This newspaper was questioned right off the bat on why we would publish such an image after it was reported to us. Some readers made an excellent point — this could trigger copycats.

To us, the answer was simple — it was news.

We do not publish suicides, we do not put bomb threats on the front page. We do publish someone getting arrested for a bomb threat.

This was a public display of hate.

But it also unintentionally served another purpose. Children, our family our neighbors and friends started talking. They talked about how this kind of hate is not tolerated. Hate toward all races.

Parents who have never or never intended to have a talk with their kids about why a swastika is offensive, or why certain words or graffiti or vandalism is wrong are having that talk at the dinner table.

Hopefully it’s happening nationwide.

As an elementary student, I had no idea why people would doodle a swastika on a desk or textbooks. On the way to school one day, my dad noticed a swastika drawn in black marker on one of my school-issued textbooks.

He pulled the car over, pulled out a pocket knife and cut into the hard cover, a perfect square. The swastika was gone.

During his time on earth, my father never discussed his time in the Army. Suddenly, he said, “I spent four years in Germany in the Army and that symbol stood for hate and I never want to see it again.”

His words and his actions when it came to treating all people equal resonated with me.

Whoever defaced that dugout didn’t hear those words.

The police were contacted. Chief Tim O’Grady, who has an open door with the press, made a statement explaining simple police policy and how they could handle

Even those comments were met with hate from Internet commentators.

Meanwhile, in a matter of an hour, a complaint was made from the Softball Association, the public was calling and coming into the police station trying to help with leads and the paint to fix the wrong was donated. Volunteers drove over and started painting.

Nameless volunteers.

They didn’t want credit, they just wanted this painted over.

The same people locally and around the country who shared the original photo did something else.

They shared the healing.

There were over 900 likes and 559 shares of the new dugout, painted over.

The person who is responsible for this may not have family or friends letting them know it was wrong today.

But the community let them know. The photo of hate from Wellsville is being replaced with a photo of healing across the nation.

And somewhere, my father is smiling.

(John Anderson is the regional editor. He can be reached at

Morris Dispatched to One Vehcile Crash

At 4:43 PM on Friday, Morris Fire & Ambulance With Wellsboro ALS dispatched to Rt. 287 & Sand Run Road for a one vehicle crash.

Friendly Inn In Roulette, PA Also Offering Veterans & Servicemen Free Food And Drink Today

Coudersport Resident Gets A Lesson In Shopping Locally

Ken Johnston
I purchased a gallon of paint at Home Depot in Olean last week, painted a bunch in my home and ran out-another trip to Olean after calling them and ordering the same thing. 

Upon arrival at the Home Depot Paint Department, was informed the paint was not mixed and was not ready, the phone message with color numbers was missing and they couldn't help me unless I had the numbers from the can-lid-well not without another trip home and then back to Olean! 

I took a chance and called the Wagner Ace Hardware here in Coudy, explained my problem and asked if by chance, they could color match Home Depot color of paint. The clerk assured me they could, so Monday I went in with the numbers from the lid and watched him mix the paint, stir it and shake it, sure enough got the color right too. 

He pounded the lid on and I went happily on my way. 

My grand-daughter had the floor covered with her stuff between the seats, so I set the can of paint on the seat. When I opened the door and started to get the paint, I discovered pink paint had found it's way on my black seat, caused by a warped lid that popped open. 

The manager and wife brought rags and 1/2 dozen cleaning products, soaked up much of the pink blobs, We decided to let Tim Foust and his Son work on getting the rest out at Tim's Detail Shop-he detailed it and got all but a small amount off (looks like someone had a powdered sugar donut smear is all thats left showing! 

Ace Hardware paid for the detailed cleaning and apologized over and over, I cannot emphasize how well they treated me. As I was leaving the store, after signing papers, Chris handed me a $25 gift certificate for my trouble!

Now, tell me, where do you think I will shop for paint/hardware or any thing else??

ACE really is the place with the helpful hardware man/woman!

Ken and Diane Johnston
23 Mockingbird Lane
Coudersport, PA 16915-0265

Artisan Center In Coudersport Hopes You'll Shop Locally

Mosch's Tavern & Restaurant Honoring Veterans With Free Sandwich & Drink

Mosch's Tavern & Restaurant is also honoring Veterans by giving them a free sandwich of their choice & non-alcoholic drink. 

This runs all day until 9pm. 

Also, everyday,Veterans receive a 15 percent discount off their meals.

Pick Up Your Christmas Cash Reward Club Card Today At Any Buchanan Brothers' Pharmacy in Coudersport, Smethport, Eldred, Westfield or Elkland

American Legion Auxiliary Post 192 community dinner for Senior Citizen 55 and older Sunday

American Legion Auxiliary Post 192 is hosting a community dinner for Senior Citizen 55 and older this Sunday, November 13 from 1 till 4 pm. 

It's is not necessary to be a member of the Legion. Please come and be our guest.

Turkey, stuffing , potatoes and vegetables with other side dishes being offered.
Finishing the meal will feature homemade pies for desert.

The members of the Auxiliary would like to wish everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Keyrock Energy Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Keyrock Energy Llc in Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-11-09 to Keyrock Energy Llc in Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland 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.
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Roulette Ambulance To Fishing Creek Road

At 12:01 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Fishing Creek Road for a man who has fallen with a possible hip injury.

Pittsburgh Veterans Parade Live

Coudersport Man Chosen To March In the NYC Veterans Parade

Katie Furman writes: 

Hey Jim, our son Franklin, the one in the Air Force got chosen to march in today's parade in NYC! He will be in the victory march.

The Veterans Parade in New York City is the nation's largest.

Hats Off To Rob Page For Giving Vets A Free Lunch Today At Coudersport Subway

Ridgway Dispatched To Structure Fire At VFW On Main Street

At 9:51 AM on Friday, Ridgway Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a structure fire at the VFW at 117 Main Street in the Borough. Smoke is reported coming from the second floor.
10:12 AM--Fire Units leaving scene, command terminated.


11/10/2016 04:02 PM EST
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, Inc. of Madison, WI is recalling select ice cream products, because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., which has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
11/10/2016 05:37 PM EST
Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA is recalling all vanilla, chocolate, cappuccino, chocolate chip and lavender ice creams packaged in pint sized containers, because it 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
11/11/2016 02:34 PM EST
Free2b Foods of Boulder, CO is recalling its chocolate Sun Cups for three specific Sell By dates, because it may contain undeclared milk ingredients. 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.

4 charged in alleged drug deal gone bad

Sun Gazette

ELKLAND — Four people were charged after an alleged drug deal went bad in Elkland last month.

According to documents filed at District Judge James Edgcomb’s office, Joseph F. Derenzo, 25, of 42 Depot St., Nelson, was charged by state police with aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance following the Oct. 23 incident at the Dollar General parking lot in Elkland.

Police said the incident occurred when Derenzo and his girlfriend, Kayla M. Palmer, 22, of Addison, New York, went to the parking lot to buy a $30 packet of heroin from Dakota J. Woodard, 22, of 2684 Merrick Hill Road, Knoxville, and Zoey M. Shomo, 19, of 232 Cummings Road, Tioga.

After the purchase, Derenzo found out it wasn’t what he thought it was and chased the pair in his car, reaching speeds of at least 120 mph, police said.

When Derenzo caught up with the pair’s vehicle, he allegedly rammed it two times at high speed, once outside of Elkland and the second on Merrick Hill Road, Knoxville, damaging the car’s steering.

Woodard’s boyfriend, Robert M. Hallick, who was a passenger, got out and confronted Derenzo, who knocked out Hallick with a single punch to the face, police said. Read more...

Elkland Couple charged in home invasion

Sun Gazette

ELKLAND — Jeffrey S. Deitrick, 33, and Terra L. Deitrick, 34, both of 405 E. Main St., Elkland, were charged by state police with aggravated assault, robbery, theft, harassment, making terroristic threats, criminal trespass and criminal mischief following a home invasion in Tioga Township last month.

According to documents filed at District Judge James Edgcomb’s office, the two forced their way into a mobile home belonging to Brooke M. Draper, 243 Bear Creek Road, by kicking down the front door Oct. 16. Read more...

Coudersport Borough will be picking up leaves until Wednesday

Coudersport Borough will be picking up leaves until Wednesday, November 16th. After that you will have to bag your leaves and the Borough will pick them up.

Beverly Morris
Borough Manager

Benefit Sunday For Jim Renner At The Eldred American Legion Post

Think About It By Pastor B.J. Knefley

Falling Leaves

By Pastor B.J. Knefley

It's that time of year again. Leaves are falling and it's getting colder. Our days are getting shorter and shorter. Soon it will be snowing. In fact, even while I write this I'm aware of a winter advisory for the area that I grew up in.

Falling leaves represent many things to many people. For me it's time to put the sailboat away and to prepare for winter. That means the snow blower gets checked out, the lawn mowers are put away, air conditioners are removed and stored, and of course the raking of leaves begins. At my house that's at least a full two-day chore or more. I have a 5x9 foot trailer with 2-foot sides and I pack it full. The riding mower mulches what’s left over. I also have a walk behind vacuum that does a great job but if there are a lot of leaves, I'm emptying the bag every other pass, and that’s not fun.

The natural seasons are each unique. To each season there are positive and negatives, but try as we might, they come and they go regardless of our thoughts about them. The truth be known there are things I like about each of them. The seasons of life are similar in that they come as they are supposed to. As the writer of Ecclesiastes states, there is "A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest." The seasons of life and the natural seasons are not going away. Perhaps the question we all must ask isn’t about what but rather how. How and I going to deal with the changes that are coming. Am I willing to embrace them as part of life’s many challenges and roll with them, or am I going to buck and complain at every turn?

We find that there are two different things that people do when faced with the challenges of life. They either react or respond. Those that react often create more problems for themselves because they don’t think through their actions. Those that respond create less drama and tend to have a greater sense of peace through the journey. Both natural and life seasons come and go. The journey will be affected by our reactions or our responses. We have a choice in either case. Think about it.

Holiday Open House Friday & Saturday At Abundant Blessings & Jessie Vaughn Studio/Gallery In Coudersport

Long-Term Substitute Music Teacher Wanted At Northern Potter School District In Ulysses, PA

Cole Memorial Seeking Registered Nurse--Home Health