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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Auction At Austin, PA Volunteer Fire Department Nov. 27 Starts At 1 PM

Spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction set to benefit former air force member

A Spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction to benefit former Air Force member will be held at the Westfield fire hall from 10 AM to 6 PM on December 10th.

Dinners are $9.00 for adults $6 for children under 12 and 2 and under eat free! Dinners will be served until 6:00 PM. 

The drawing for the Chinese auction will start at 5:30. If you cannot make the benefit and would like to donate please contact Tammy Perkins Home- 814-848-7583 Cell-814-203-8712 or message Jessica Perkins through facebook! 

Thank you for all of your support to make this a successful benefit! Our hearts are truly grateful <3 span=""> We are trying to keep this a surprise for Miranda, so please do not message her regarding the benefit.

Miranda's story
Oct 2014 my doctor informed me I had Auto-immune Hepatitis, so I bought a book on liver disease and felt somewhat at ease because with Autoimmune Hepatitis you can go into remission. Then I started reading about other liver diseases and read about Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). I remember thinking I am grateful I did not have PSC because as I read about the horror of it and the symptoms, it read to pretty much be a death sentence. Little did I know 2 weeks later I would be sitting in a doctor's office who informed me I do indeed have PSC. 

The ride home with my husband was mostly silent; I think we were both in shock. When we arrived home and sent the babysitter home, Aliyah was napping and Neil (4 months at the time) was awake. As I held him I broke down uncontrollably sobbing. I remember thinking with all the horrible men of this generation (unfortunately I just met too many) I want to be there to raise one good man, I want to be there for my daughter and teach her independence, strength, compassion, and to always be comfortable in her own skin. Now the only wish I had was to watch my children grow up.

Another huge adjustment for me was accepting that I could no longer do the job I was paid to do. Accepting that I no longer had the strength to "fight though it and fake it." Not only did I have the struggle of losing a job I learned to love, but also leaving a unit who really cared and I adored them so.

The last 5 weeks have been the hardest. I have stayed in a hospital longer than I have been home. I was just informed that I am in bad shape and a liver transplant is needed sooner than later. My doctors have asked me if I have any other living donors besides Chris just in case he is not a match. He wants to have back-up plans in place. 

He doesn't think I will survive waiting for a deceased donor, so living donor is my only option. I am grateful, in a way, because the one thing this has taught me is to love harder and to appreciate life. I am so motivated to beat this and make the most of my life. After all this mess is done and I am healthy again, I vow to serve others because I know what it is like to fight for your life. One of Miranda's friends has been accepted as her live donor! 

Her insurance will cover a portion of the hospital expense, but not all of it. We have no idea what this is going to end up costing them in medical expenses. Thank you to all those who have shared Miranda's story, who pray for her and who have donated to help her and her family!!!!!

Classes could create manpower for local VFDs

By FRAN De LANCEY Era Correspondent
Bradford Era

A local committee is considering one option that could help alleviate the manpower shortage facing the area's volunteer fire departments.

Organized last fall, the 12-member Occupations Advisory Committee, with emergency service representatives from McKean and Potter counties, has been meeting with the goal of revitalizing emergency services by having appropriate courses taught at the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9 Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany. Smethport Fire Department President Dana Spittler and McKean County Commissioner Carol Duffy are co-chairs.

Firefighting would be just one of the courses proposed for the Homeland Security curriculum. The others are criminal justice and emergency medical technician classes. Read more...

NCAA DIII WBB Score: Fredonia 77, Pitt-Bradford 68

Pitt-Bradford Saturday Athletic News

By Scott Elliott 

Third Quarter Dooms Panther Women in Loss to Fredonia

BRADFORD, Pa. - Fredonia used a hot-shooting third quarter from long-range to defeat the Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team, 77-68, Saturday at the KOA Arena.

The Blue Devils combined to hit 10 three-pointers on the afternoon, including five in the third quarter, and stifled the Panthers to just 31 percent shooting.

Fredonia closed out the first half scoring the final seven points to take a 44-36 lead into the break, and the momentum would carry over to the third quarter.

In span of two and half minutes, Fredonia connected for three three-pointers to stretch its lead to 55-41, and consecutive treys moments later would push the Blue Devil advantage to 20.

The visitors would outscore the Panthers 22-8 during the third period and lead by as much as 23 before it ended. To compound matters, the Panthers were just 3-of-23 from the field in the decisive frame.

Pitt-Bradford chipped away at the lead in the fourth quarter, pulling within 10 in the final two minutes, but a Fredonia layup stretched the lead to 77-65. Ali Rinfrette connected for a three in the final minute to cap the scoring.

Fredonia shot 44 percent from the field, scored 17 points off 14 Pitt-Bradford turnovers and outscored the Blue and Gold 36-28 in the paint. Despite being outrebounded 50-48, the Panthers managed to haul in 21 offensive rebounds.

Rinfrette led the Panthers with a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds. Darien Lantz added 17 points, seven boards and four steals, and Brittany Watts totaled seven points and eight rebounds.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 1-2 on the season and will travel to Houghton Tuesday for a 7 p.m. tip.
Cheatham 6-0-0-17, Halloran 6-1-2-13, Szumigala 5-2-4-12, Einink 4-3-4-11, Law 4-0-1-9, Sweazy 3-1-2-9, Curry 1-0-0-3, Nauden 1-0-0-3, Nance 0-0-0-0, Chiacchia 0-0-0-0. 30-7-13-77.
Rinfrette 10-4-4-27, Lantz 6-0-0-14, Watts 3-3-5-10, Colebert 2-1-2-5, Owens 2-0-04, Guengerich 1-0-0-3, Ragin 1-1-1-3, Maciag 1-0-0-2, Stringer 0-0-0-0. 26-9-12-68.
Halftime: Fredonia 44-36
3-Point FG’s: Fredonia – Cheatham 5, Sweazy 2, Law 1, Curry 1, Nauden 1; Pitt-Bradford – Rinfrette 3, Lantz 2, Watts 1, Guengerich 1.

Ridgway Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash

At 3:35 PM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash with fire in one vehicle. Occupants reported out of vehicle. EMS is enroute. A third ambulance has been dispatched to this crash at 18 Long Level Road.

Jones Township Dispatched For Traffic Control

At 3:02 PM on Saturday, Jones Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to send fire police for traffic control at a 2 vehicle accident near Lindburg Furniture on Rt. 219. Dispatch reports no injuries.

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Gordon Lane

At 3:00 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Gordon Lane for a cardiac emergency.

Fair Association Approves 2017 McKean County Raceway Season

McKean County Raceway
2017 Rules have been updated for Street Stocks and Pure Stocks on the website at There is only a small change in Street Stocks and Pure Stocks please look at shock rule at some we are working with Bradford SPEEDWAY to ensure same rules for both facilities. 

There are no changes in the Mini Stocks and at this time we are following RUSH Crate Late Model Rules.
We will be adding the Crate Pro E-Mod class for 2017 also. At this time it is not RUSH sanctioned and at this time we will utilize the rules set at Stateline and Bradford. (If it stays unsanctioned there may be few additions to allow Econo and IMCA legal cars).

The open Emod division will be special only division in 2017 along with the super late models. We are looking at a national touring series event along with a possible sprint car and 602 Sportsman Modified event also in 2017. The Penn Ohio Pro Stock Touring Series will also be a special event(s) division.

Lafayette Dispatched To Camper Fire At Black Bear Campground

At 2:13 PM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Department has been dispatched to Black Bear Campground for a camper that is on fire.
2:17 PM--Bradford Township Fire Dept. & Lewis Run dispatched to assist.

Freda Y. Reed, 74, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Austin/Conrad

Freda Y. Reed
“beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister”

COUDERSPORT, PA---Freda Y. Reed, 74, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Austin/Conrad, passed away with her loving family by her side on Friday, November 25, 2016, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on July 29, 1942 in Clarendon, she was a daughter of Levi A. and Lois J. Hogue Gleason. On April 22, 1961 in Austin, she married Clayton C. Reed, who survives.

Freda was a graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1960 and a graduate of New- Penn Beauty School in Olean, NY.

Freda was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. She also attended St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church in Port Allegany and St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport. 

Her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband are six children, Kimberly A. (Edward) Goodenough of Coudersport, Rob C. (Barbara) Reed of York, James A. (Misty) Reed of Coudersport, Clayton J. (Joanna) Reed of Quakertown, Elizabeth R. (William) Hargenrater of Denver, and Teresa M. (Dwight) Feister of Paradise; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janyce Riehle of Panama City, Florida, Doris E. Ianson of Conrad, and Judy M. (Daryl) Jackson of Coudersport; a brother, Jerry (Marylee) Gleason of Bolivar, NY; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Gleason of Austin; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to her parents, Freda was predeceased by three brothers, Richard Gleason, James Gleason, and William Gleason; and a sister, Lois Brown.

Friends may call from 9 to 11am on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, celebrant. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Coudersport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Freda’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Freda, visit

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy 42nd Birthday Dad.

Have a great day

Love you, 

Dylan Hunt

John S. Malaczewski, 46, of Gaines, PA

John S. Malaczewski,

John S. Malaczewski, 46, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016. 

Born April 13, 1970 in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late John B. and Mary Ann (Vidja) Malaczewski. He was married to the former Kimberly Wallace, who survives. 

John was a heavy machine operator for Amon Construction in Mystic Islands, NJ. 

He greatly enjoyed building model cars and was an avid baseball card and coin collector. 

Surviving in addition to his wife, Kimberly Malaczewski, are four sons, Michael (Melanie Graber) Malaczewski, Gaines, John (Harleigh Hughes) Malaczewski, Galeton, Christopher (Emily) Malaczewski, Mansfield, PA, and Justin (Brandi Hanes) Malaczewski, Galeton; and seven grandchildren. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 6:00-7:00pm. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Irvin L. DUELL, 77, of Coudersport, PA

Irvin L. DUELL 
Irvin L. DUELL, 77, of Coudersport, PA, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  

Born December 16, 1938, in Galeton, PA, he was the son of Ernest A. and Florence Johnston Duell. 

His is a story of perseverance, intertwined with an important lesson about the power of human kindness. 

On that count, Irvin was on both the giving and receiving end. Irvin had a difficult childhood, faced with a mental handicap and limited financial means. He lived for a time at the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley. He spent much of his early adult life in Pittsburgh, where he worked at a home for orphaned boys. There was a time when Irvin witnessed excessive discipline in the boys’ home. These incidents were regularly whitewashed by the administration – until the state inspectors, by chance, chose to strike up a conversation with a smiling orderly. 

Irvin related the physical abuse that he had witnessed and led the inspectors to some of the victims who revealed the wounds of the abuse they had been suffering. Within weeks, there was a new supervisory team in place at the home. After his job in Pittsburgh was eliminated, Irvin moved to Coudersport and established a growing circle of friendships. He would get a helping hand here and there, but was largely self-sufficient. Among his most anticipated experiences were his trips to Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games with a friend. 

In the winter he emerged from his apartment before 5 am to begin shoveling snow and making his rounds downtown. In warmer weather, he’d wash windows or pull weeds. He’d also eagerly run errands for several friendly downtown merchants and offices. Locals and passers-by would be greeted with a smile and a wave. As a volunteer at the Coudersport Theatre for many years, he calmed unruly kids, cleaned spills and helped patrons find seats. Over the past few years, he became a regular attendee of the First United Presbyterian Church. Irvin Duell was the embodiment of the Golden Rule. Whenever somebody needed a hand – holding open a door, carrying a heavy load or running an errand – he was ready to serve. 

During his recent convalescence, a steady stream of well-wishers from all walks of life called on him at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. 

 Surviving are: a sister, Alice Hoffman of Coudersport, PA; a brother, Fred Duell of Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Hazel E. Duell, Dorothy Badmone, and Leona “Toni” Ludwig. 

Friends may call at First United Presbyterian Church, Coudersport, PA on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 Noon. Lay speaker Linda Karija will officiate. Attendees are encouraged to wear Pittsburgh Pirates apparel. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

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

Online condolences may be expressed at


Pennsylvania’s statewide firearms deer season opens Nov. 28.

Did you see him sneaking along the fence row at the edge of the field, before the corn came down?

Or did you see him only on the screen of your neighbor’s smartphone, in a trail-camera photo another neighbor texted him?

Have you not seen him at all, but know by the fresh shavings on the leaves beneath the big cedar that he’s been spending some time in the woodlot back of camp?

In any case, there’s reason to be excited.

Pennsylvania’s 12-day firearms deer season, which opens Nov. 28, is just more than a week away.

With the countdown to kickoff underway, thousands of the state’s hunters are inching closer to bringing home the buck of a lifetime, said Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough.

“The prospect of bagging a trophy buck in Pennsylvania probably has never been better,” Hough said. “More and more of the buck harvest is being made up of mature bucks. In the 2015-16 seasons, an incredible 59 percent of bucks taken by hunters were ages 2½ or older. And many of these deer are absolute wall-hangers that any hunter would be proud to take.

“But whether you’re fortunate enough to encounter one of these trophies this season, or your buck of a lifetime will have to wait for a future season, the coming firearms deer season is something to which we all can look forward,” Hough said. “It’s a tradition that’s about more than just harvesting deer. It’s about family and friends enjoying the outdoors together. Moreover, it’s what being a Pennsylvanian is all about.”

Statewide season
The statewide general firearms season runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 10. In most areas, hunters may take only antlered deer during the season’s first five days, with the antlerless and antlered seasons then running concurrently from the first Saturday, Dec. 3, to the season’s close. In WMUs 2B, 5A, 5B, 5C and 5D, however, properly licensed hunters may take either antlered or antlerless deer at any time during the season.

Rules regarding the number of points a legal buck must have on one antler also differ in different parts of the state, and young hunters statewide follow separate guidelines.

For a complete breakdown of antler restrictions, WMU boundaries and other regulations, consult the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is issued to hunters at the time they purchase their licenses. The digest also is available online at the Game Commission’s website,

One very important regulation that applies statewide is the requirement for all hunters to wear at all times a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on their head, chest and back combined. An orange hat and vest will satisfy the requirement. And for safety’s sake, it’s a good idea for nonhunters who might be afield during the deer season and other hunting seasons to consider wearing orange as well.

Deer forecast

Food availability always influences deer movements and deer hunting, and this year has been one of the best in memory for red-oak acorn production statewide.

While that’s a good thing for the deer that live in areas where red-oak acorns are especially abundant, it could make for tougher deer hunting there.

When mast crops are abundant, deer don’t have to move much to find food. And studies show deer harvests tend to drop in years of abundant mast.

At the same time, hunters can be reasonably confident that if they’re hunting in an area with available food, deer are in the area, as well.

The presence in that area of other hunters who, through their activity, might move deer, leading to increased movements and sightings, and a better chance for harvest.

Participation in the firearms deer season has been trending downward in recent years as the archery deer season has become more popular with hunters, and more deer are taken in the archery season, before the firearms deer season begins.

Archery license sales have increased annually since 2007. And in the 2015-16 seasons, deer harvested during archery seasons accounted for 31 percent of the overall deer harvest.

Still, the opening day of the firearms deer season is like no other. In 2015, 27 percent of the total deer harvest – and 47 percent of the buck harvest – occurred on the opening day. And this year, an estimated 550,000 hunters statewide are expected to take part in the firearms season’s opening day, which widely is regarded as an unofficial holiday in Pennsylvania.

Deer populations are being tracked as stable or increasing in each of the state’s 23 wildlife management units, said Christopher Rosenberry, who supervises the Game Commission’s Deer and Elk Section.

The chances to take a trophy buck in Pennsylvania might be better than ever.

Rosenberry said 59 percent of the bucks harvested in the 2015-16 seasons were 2½ years old or older – the highest percentage recorded in decades.

Back in 2002, only 20 percent of the bucks harvested were 2½ years old or older.

Aside from the red-oak acorn crop, mast crops such as white- and chestnut-oak acorns, beechnuts, apples, berries and grapes are spotty statewide – good in some areas, poor in others.

In forested areas where mast is spotty overall, deer are likely to concentrate where food is available, and finding food might uncover a potential deer hotspot.

Also, the Game Commission this year has increased the number of Deer Hunter Focus Areas on state game lands statewide.

These areas, which are posted with signs that identify them to hunters, have undergone recent timber harvests or other habitat projects, creating new forest growth that could be causing deer to concentrate there because young forest is an important deer food source.

An interactive map of Deer Hunter Focus Areas and a list of state game lands containing Deer Hunter Focus Areas is available at the Game Commission’s website.

Proper licensing

Hunters during the statewide firearms season can harvest antlered deer if they possess a valid general hunting license, which costs $20.70 for adult residents and $101.70 for adult nonresidents.

Each hunter between the ages of 12 and 16 must possess a junior license, which costs $6.70 for residents and $41.70 for nonresidents.

Hunters younger than 12 must possess a valid mentored youth hunting permit and be accompanied at all times by a properly licensed adult mentor, as well as follow other regulations.

Mentored hunting opportunities also are available for adults, but only antlerless deer may be taken by mentored adult hunters.

Those holding senior lifetime licenses are reminded they must obtain a new antlered deer harvest tag each year, free of charge, to participate in the season.

In order to harvest antlerless deer, a hunter must possess either a valid antlerless deer license or a valid permit. In the case of mentored hunters, the mentor must possess a valid tag that can be transferred to the mentored hunter at the time of harvest.

In addition to regular antlerless licenses, two types of permits can be used to take antlerless deer. The Deer Management Assistance Program, or DMAP permit, can be used only on the specific property for which it is issued, throughout the 12-day firearms season.

The Disease Management Area 2 permit, which was created to mitigate the effects of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer, can be used only in Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), which encompasses more than 2,800 square miles within Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties.

Meanwhile, regular antlerless deer licenses can be used only within the wildlife management unit for which they’re issued.

DMAP permits for some properties might still be available, but antlerless licenses and DMA 2 permits are sold out.

General hunting licenses can be purchased online, but as the season nears, hunters might find it better to purchase licenses in person. Deer licenses purchased online are mailed, meaning they might not arrive in time if purchased too close to the start of the season.

Tagging and reporting

A valid tag must be affixed to the ear of each deer harvested before that deer is moved. The tag must be filled out with a ball-point pen by the hunter.

Within 10 days of a harvest, a successful hunter is required to make a report to the Game Commission. Harvests can be reported online at the Game Commission’s website by clicking on the blue “Report a Harvest” button on the home page. Reporting online not only is the quickest way to report a harvest, it’s the most cost-effective for the Game Commission.

Harvests also can be reported by mailing in the postage-paid cards inserted into the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, or successful hunters can call 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681) to report by phone. Those reporting by phone are asked to have their license number and other information about the harvest ready at the time they call.

Mentored youth hunters are required to report deer harvests within five days. And hunters with DMAP or DMA 2 permits must report on their hunting success, regardless of whether they harvested deer.

By reporting their deer harvests, hunters play a key role in providing information used to estimate harvests and the deer population within each WMU. Estimates are key to managing deer populations, and hunters are asked to do their part in this important process.

Chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in three areas of Pennsylvania, and special rules apply to hunters within each Disease Management Area (DMA).

There are three DMAs. DMA 1 encompasses parts of York and Adams counties. DMA 2 includes parts of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties. And DMA 3 includes about 350 square miles in Clearfield and Jefferson counties.

For the specific boundaries of each DMA, check the Game Commission’s website or turn to the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest.

Hunters may not remove from any DMA any deer parts deemed to have a high-risk of transmitting CWD. The head, backbone and spinal cord are among those high-risk parts, and successful hunters who live outside a DMA can remove and deposit high-risk parts in dumpsters that have been set up on state game lands within each DMA. They then can transport the meat and other low-risk parts outside the DMA.

Hunters also can take their harvests to a processor or taxidermist within the DMA, and the processor or taxidermist can properly dispose of the high-risk parts. In some cases, processors and taxidermists just beyond the border of a DMA have been approved as drop-off sites and those facilities appear on the list of cooperating processors and taxidermists available on the Game Commission’s website.

The Game Commission will be sampling for chronic wasting disease statewide, but just because a hunter drops a deer off at a processor or taxidermist, or deposits high-risk parts in a dumpster on game lands, doesn’t mean the deer will be tested for CWD.

If you want your harvested deer to be tested, you must make arrangements with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Laboratory. There is a fee associated with testing. More information about this process can be found online at

Transporting a deer head outside a DMA so the deer can be disease-tested at a lab is a permitted exception to the rule prohibiting the removal of high-risk parts from a DMA. Deer heads should be double-bagged in plastic garbage bags before they are removed from the DMA.

Chronic wasting disease is transmitted from deer to deer by direct and indirect contact. It is always fatal to deer that become infected, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there’s no strong evidence it can be transmitted to humans.

People are advised, however, not to consume meat from deer that test positive for CWD.

For more information on CWD and rules applying within DMAs, visit the Game Commission’s website.

Buck Harvest Photo Contest

Hunters who take Pennsylvania bucks during the 2106 firearms season are eligible to submit photos of their trophies to the Game Commission’s Buck Harvest Photo Contest.

Photos will be accepted through Dec. 18, and should be emailed to

Photos of bucks taken during Pennsylvania’s 2016 archery season also are eligible for submission.

Game Commission staff will narrow the submitted photos to a group a contenders to be posted on the agency’s Facebook page, where users will determine the winning photos by “liking” the images. Those submitting the images of the winning archery and firearms bucks will win trail cameras.

All submissions must include the first and last name of the hunter and other people in the photo, hunter’s hometown, and the county where the deer was harvested. Submissions must also indicate whether the deer was harvested with a bow or a rifle.

The Game Commission has the right to use all submitted images.

For more information about the contest, visit the Game Commission’s website.


The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro is offering residents and visitors a chance to really make a difference in someone’s life this Christmas.

The church is providing a creative way to encourage support for charitable organizations and reduce the focus on materialism by hosting the 7th Annual Alternative Giving Christmas Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the church's Fellowship Hall at 130 Main Street in Wellsboro.

The fair is for those who have people on their Christmas lists who feel they have enough “stuff” or love a particular cause. Or for others that believe Christmas is too commercial, missing the point of honoring the birth of Jesus.

Instead of another scarf for Aunt Martha or one more box of candy for Cousin Frank, shoppers can “buy” food, pillows, blankets, school supplies and other necessary items to help individuals and families in need.

Each gift is actually a double gift – one for the person on the shopper’s list and the other for those in desperate need in this area or in the developing world.

The “shopper” can choose to give the gift in his name or someone else’s. The person in whose name the gift is given will receive an appropriate card informing him of this special present.

Each charitable organization will have a table with pictures, brochures, posters and other materials to explain its mission and goals and have people available to answer questions. Each one will also have a “price list” of items to “purchase.”

As shoppers arrive, they will be given a list of the participating charities. After compiling the list of gifts, each shopper will go to a single checkout point and write one check payable to the First Presbyterian Church. Following the fair, the church will write checks to the supported charities in the full amount of donations made.

Supported organizations include: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Haven, His Thousand Hills, Medical Benevolence Foundation, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Presbyterian Mission Agency (for Syrian refugee relief), Salvation Army, the Samaritan House, Seeds of Hope Partners, Tioga County Homeless Initiative and the Wellsboro Area Food Pantry.

In just four hours, last year’s Alternative Giving Christmas Fair raised $7,590 for the participating charities.

Free entertainment and light refreshments will be provided. Musicians performing at 11 a.m. are: Dave Milano on guitar, Daria Guelig on hammered dulcimer and concertina, and vocalists Jennifer McCarthy and Molly Howard Cary. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., music will be provided by Dan Krise on mandolin and fiddle, Colleen Krise on flute and guitar, and Jesse Gotschal on guitar.


WELLSBORO—For Wellsboro’s Dickens of a Christmas celebration, streets will be closed to traffic and parking on Saturday, Dec. 3. Free parking will be available as well as parking for a fee. Also offered is a free shuttle service into and out of Wellsboro. There is also a designated emergency route for ambulances.

Streets closed
Starting at 8 a.m. and continuing through 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, the following streets will be closed: Main Street from the East Avenue traffic light to the Central Avenue traffic light and Crafton and Waln streets from Pearl Street to Water Street.

Overnight Parking
By 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, all vehicles must be removed from Main, Crafton and Waln streets. Those planning to park overnight in one of the areas that will be closed to traffic should make other parking arrangements. Those who don't, risk having their vehicles towed at their expense.

Free parking
Wellsboro Borough is allowing free parking at all metered spots within the community on Dickens Saturday, Dec. 3. Those parking at meters at Wellsboro’s municipal parking lots on Water Street and Pearl Street will not be ticketed during the celebration; however, the Wellsboro Police Department will strictly enforce all other parking restrictions.

Free parking will also be available at the following locations: the Tioga County Commissioners parking lot at the Tioga County Courthouse, Main Street, Wellsboro; at the Wellsboro Borough municipal parking lots on Water and Pearl streets as well as at the parking lot behind the Wellsboro Senior Center next to Packer Park on Queen Street.

Parking for a fee
Parking for a small fee to benefit local, nonprofit groups will be available at locations throughout the community.

Free Shuttle Services
Benedict’s Bus Service is providing free bus shuttle services to the downtown festivities during Dickens of a Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 3 only.

School buses will operate continuously between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to shuttle visitors to downtown Wellsboro from the Wellsboro Plaza on Route 6 (East Avenue) and from the Wellsboro High School on Nichols Street. The shuttles will also transport visitors back to the Wellsboro Plaza and to Wellsboro High School.

Emergency Route
Walnut Street has been designated an “Emergency Route” for ambulances traveling to Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department on Dickens weekend. No parking will be permitted along the Emergency Route.

For more information, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926.


WELLSBORO—St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wellsboro is offering six different activities for visitors to Dickens of a Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 3.

During the day, the church's thrift shop will be open and there will be a free Model Train Show, the Great Cookie Sale, lunch, tours of the church and the special Choral Evensong service sung by the church choir.

Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, the free Model N Gauge Train Show, hosted by members of the Twin Tiers N-Trak Club, will be in St. Paul’s Parish Hall. Dennis Oberholtzer will also be running his S gauge trains. The entrance to the Parish Hall is on Walnut Street, across from Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.

St. Paul’s Great Cookie Sale will begin at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall and continue until 4 p.m. or until the cookies are gone. Being sold by the pound will be all types of cookies from chocolate chip to date pinwheels to sugar cookies. There will also be other treats like white chocolate-covered popcorn.

The Thrift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is a great place to find a needed umbrella, sweater or hat. The entrance is on Charles Street.

Lunch will be available in St. Paul’s Parish Hall beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until everything is gone. For $3, eat a Texas hot or sauerkraut dog, plus chips and pickle. For $2, have a bowl of homemade chicken noodle, ham and bean or vegetable beef soup. A beverage - soda, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lemonade or water - is $1.

Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., free tours of historic St. Paul’s will be given. Louis Comfort Tiffany designed the church's stained glass windows and the mosaics that are found around the altar and baptismal font.

At 4 p.m., the public is invited to attend the 40-minute Choral Evensong service in the church. Historically accurate, this service is conducted as it was by the Church of England in the Victorian-era at the time Charles Dickens lived. Included are hymns, readings and Anglican chants and anthems sung by the choir. The Church entrance is on Pearl Street, directly across from The Green.

For information, call St. Paul's at 570-724-4771.


WELLSBORO—The Dickens Eve House Tour on Friday, Dec. 2 will include four historic homes in downtown Wellsboro. Tours will be from 4 to 7 p.m.

For advance reservations, call 570-787-7800, visit or stop in at Indigo Wireless at 64 Main Street in Wellsboro. The house tour ticket price for those who register in advance is $15 per person.

Tour tickets for $20 each can be purchased on Dec. 2 between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Everyone, those who have pre-registered and those who are registering the day of the tour, are required to check in at the house tour station in the lobby at the Deane Center. There, each person will receive a handout that will include a brief history of each home, the refreshment stop location and other information.

The Dickens Eve House Tour includes three different Victorian style homes and their counterpoint, the 25 Meade Street foursquare, which was built by 1920. Popular in the mid 1890s to the late 1930s, the foursquare American house style was a reaction to ornate Victorian architecture.

Other homes on the Dec. 2 tour include 129 Main Street, a William Morris Victorian; 28 Central Avenue, a Gothic Revival built by 1880; and 49 Central Avenue, a Victorian built in 1870.

During its lifetime, the home at 129 Main Street has been a private home, a nine-bed hospital and a bed and breakfast. In 1997, it became the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast and in 2002 was renamed La Belle Auberge after being purchased by Nelle Rounsaville. In December 2013, her granddaughter Laura Lee exchanged wedding vows with Jesse Robinson on the grand staircase. In 2016, the Robinsons purchased it and today share this grand, historic home with their La Belle Auberge Bed and Breakfast guests.

The architectural style of 28 Central Avenue, now Emerge Healing Arts & Spa and the home of Jesse and Laura Lee Robinson, is also referred to as Victorian Gothic. The Robinsons purchased it in 2013.

One of the houses on the Dickens Eve Tour is 28 Central Avenue, a Gothic Revival architectural style duplex.


WELLSBORO—For Dickens of a Christmas, the Trinity Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran School, both at 53 West Avenue in Wellsboro are hosting a Dickens of a Dinner Friday night, Dec. 2, and Dickens of a Breakfast Saturday morning, Dec. 3.

Both meals are open to the public and are being held at the Trinity Lutheran Church’s Family Life Center, located off West Avenue on Luther Lane behind the church.

Dinner on Friday is being served between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. and will include ham with raisin sauce, parsley potatoes, cranberry relish, winter vegetables, roll and butter, homemade dessert and beverage. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens over 60, $6 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children under age 5.

Saturday morning’s breakfast, being served from 8 to 10 a.m., will include a waffle bar, pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, hash browns and a beverage. There will be photographs with Father Christmas, a model train display and a craft activity for youngsters. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

For information or tickets, call Trinity Lutheran at 570-724-7723.

Choral Christmas Concert Set For December 4th At Coudersport Missionary And Alliance Church In Coudersport

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Eldred Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-11-21 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site WINTER 2 in Eldred Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Eldred Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-11-21 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site WINTER 1 in Eldred Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas


by Monica Thomas

Daisy Mae, the foundlings and I wish you a BLESSED THANKSGIVING Season. Winter has come with a fury so keep an eye on those slippery roads. I encountered another deer the other night and ice skated pretty well on four wheels but, my hood and front grill have a new shape. It’s the season, hunting season is in full gear, so be careful driving and wear your orange if you’re in the woods. Also Small Town Christmas kicks off on Saturday Nov. 26 with SHOP SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

AT THE SCHOOL: School is closed from Thursday, November 24-Monday, Nov. 28, resuming Tuesday November, 29, 2016. OV SPLASH November 2016 issue of the student newspaper is available on the school website. Great job kids! There will be an Alumni Band Night on December 12, 2016, open to all and everyone within the valley for a chance to jam with the pep band. Contact Ben Smith at 814-260-1701 or There is now a link on the school website for parents to see a complete list of upcoming tests and dates. 

There are two School Board seats available please contact the school if you are interested.

We have some talented music students Karina West, Ava Lee, Olivia Jandrew, Emilee Andress and Morgan Spinks have all been accepted for either District Band, District Orchestra or District Chorus. They are all preparing for their upcoming events. If you see any of these kids please congratulate them from their hard work well done.

Congratulations to the young girls of G2 Gymnastics. Twenty-seven girls traveled with Coach Jonnie Gieger to Johnstown to compete in their first competition of the year. The Level 3 team brought home a 3rd place team award at the event. Overall 90 awards including all around champions was awarded to the girls. They had 9 gymnasts qualify for the PA State Competition to be held next spring. They are Irelyn Rounsville, Madison Errick, Brielle Fidurko, Kaylee Oswald, Madison Gietler, Ashley Oswald, Laci Miller, Selin Sumer and Emma Saulter. The team will be heading back to Johnsontown, PA for the Kristal Uzelac Invitational hosted by Uzelac on December 3 & 4, 2016.

AT THE OV SENIOR CENTER: Monday November 28: Meatloaf with gravy; “Cyber Monday” Walking club and Wii,. Tuesday: November 29 Potato Crusted Fish: Wii, PTH Program “Illness Prevention” w/ Kristy Briggs, DOH and the Quilters meet downstairs they are hand quilting a quilt for our upcoming Gun Raffle in March and also working on pets beds for donation and Resting Waters blankets for Vietnam Veterans’. Wednesday, November 30: Chicken Breast Supreme Bingo and 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. 26th Shop Small Business Saturday, Shop Local 10AM-2PM. Home based businesses will be inside the center. 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. Along with Candy Cane Lane at the Elementary School.

AT THE LIBRARY: they are closed today Nov. 24, and Friday the 25 and Saturday 26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Opening Monday, Nov. 28 with a Board Meeting at 4:00 p.m. and the Stitch Together Group on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

On Veterans Day I had the opportunity to be at the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 and help them with photos for their website. Their facebook page is Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530. I picked up a newsletter from the Veterans’ Affairs Office and discovered an article on discounts given to veterans from local business throughout Potter County. Please check with Bill Simpson the new director of the program at for a copy of the newsletter and list. They will be having Trivia Night on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 8:00 p.m. See the Shinglehouse Post 530 Sons of the American Legion facebook page for more information.

Friday, Nov. 25: 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Christmas Display on Coons Crossing, Judy and Bill wish everyone a happy holiday season. If it is windy the display will not be lit. They do an awesome job and I can’t wait to go see it myself. I love the igloos!
7:00 p.m. Santa Claus Lane Parade, Olean, N.Y. the new street lighting displays are beautiful. I know this is a tradition for many local families and with the new traffic patterns and red lights gone it’s nice to see they found a way to create the rows of lit lights we are all use to seeing this time of year on West State Street, enjoy everyone.

Sunday, Nov. 27: at the American Legion Post #530 the Oswayo Valley Trap Team will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast. 8:30-1:00 at $6.00 per person, they will be serving pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage. This fundraiser is to help purchase Clay pigeons and shells for the OV Trap Team.

Wednesday, November 30: hometown girl Rachel Bell will be live with band mates from SEAGLASS. They will be at the African American Center for Cultural Development at 1803 West State Street, Olean, N.Y. From 7 pm-10 pm.

Well it’s here I can’t believe it, I and my daughter Cheri Maxson want to thank everyone on the committee who has planned and helped bring this joyous month long event to Shinglehouse. This is our 3rd year and it will begin with Lighting Assembly Park on November 25. 

Saturday is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 10-2:00 over 20 businesses will be participating. Eight will be at the OV Senior Center and others will have the doors open and the blue Shop Small signs in their windows. As part of this event we have planted a variety of the 20 “I Spy Mice Contest” happy hunting we have some great gifts to award. 

Also on Saturday note the Miniature Village we have had in the Senior Center basement in years past is now on display at Howard’s Home Furnishings until December 29. This reminds me of window shopping in Detroit as a young girl with my grandmother; all the store windows were just beautiful decorated for the holidays.
Sunday, November 27: A Small Town Christmas Light Parade & Holiday Hounds Costume Contest & Promenade starting at 5:00 p.m. to be followed by Kick off to Christmas: Winter Mini- Festival at the parking lot of OV Senior Center. Santa will light the Tree and is giving out hats, scarfs and mittens to all the children. There will be some food vendors with hot food for sale. Cocoa and cookies are free along with some family activities. 

Also on Sunday the 27th through December 7: Deck the Homes Lighting Contest for business, homes and churches. Entrance forms are available at the Library with a $5.00 entrance fee or their website:
November 28:- Dec. 12 Coloring contest at Oswayo Valley Memorial Library.
November 30: Annual Food Drive for the Shinglehouse Food Pantry; (needed: holiday cake and cookie mixes and canned fruit) Please place in a collection boxes at: OVML, Shop n Save, OV Schools, OV Senior Center & Norton’s Supply.
Saturday, Dec. 3: Candy Cane Lane will have vendors for their Craft Fair, Santa for the kids and at 11:30 Anita Matthews Norton will present a String Ensemble from her Stray Cat String’s Group in the Elementary Auditorium.

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.

Man Charged With Harassment After Punching Other Man In Nose With Fist

State Police Investigating Theft Of Unemployment Benefits

Port Allegany Man Charged With DUI With 2 Juveniles In Vehicle On Kim Hill Road

Mailbox Struck By Hit & Run Driver On Eleven Mile Road

Police Say Juvenile Urinated On Kane High School Classroom Floor

State Police Seeking Illegal Dumper Along Route 46 In Shippen Township

Suspected Minor Injuries When Vehicle Hits Vavalo's Restaurant Porch

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Eleven Mile Road

At 12:10 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Eleven Mile Road for a man fallen down stairs. Olean 10 Medic is also responding.

Auction At Old Red Schoolhouse Rt. 44, Shinglehouse, PA Saturday, Nov. 26

Christmas Auction At Austin, PA Volunteer Fire Department Nov. 27 Starts At 1 PM

11-26 Estate Auction At Pine Creek Inn Banquet Hall, Galeton, PA

Friday, November 25, 2016

Coudersport Festival Of Lights, Coudy Christmas Holiday Show & Artisan Center Special Event This Weekend In Coudersport

Check Out The Many Gift Items At The Potter County Wilds Gift Shop In Coudersport

Ham & Turkey Raffle Saturday, 11-26 At Roulette Fire Hall

Hamilton's Is Open For Christmas Trees & Wreaths & Pancakes Every Sat. & Sunday Thru Dec. 18th

Coudersport, Port Allegany Dispatched For Possible House Fire

At 11:39 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to a possible structure fire at the Watson residence at 46 Mountain Lane. Smoke detector is activating. First on scene responder reports nothing showing from the outside.

Port Allegany was also dispatched and recalled a few minutes later.

Firefighters are investigating on scene. 
11:51 PM--Command reports faulty smoke detector, situation under control. All units returning to hall.

Robert Adam Digel Jr., 84, Smethport, PA

Robert Adam Digel Jr.

Robert Adam Digel Jr., 84, Smethport, PA, died Thursday, November 24, 2016 following a brief illness.

The son of Robert and Mirabel (Hamlin) Digel, Bob was a lifelong resident of Smethport. He loved the McKean County countryside, particularly Arnott Hollow where he rebuilt his family’s camp, hunted, and enjoyed his bird dogs. 

Bob enjoyed a long, active and happy retirement, where he and Shirley traveled cross-country in their motorhome to Green Valley, Arizona. In the spring and summer, he returned to the Thousand Islands in Upstate New York to his beloved “River” and his antique wooden boat on Round Island. These special places provided the setting where he fostered an enduring love for his legacy: his children and grandchildren.

US Air Force Veteran
After graduating from Smethport High School in 1950, Bob attended Allegheny College, graduating in 1954 with a degree in Economics and was a member of Air Force ROTC. He met his wife Shirley at Allegheny and they married in June, 1954. Following college Bob spent three years in active duty, where he piloted and maintained B-25’s. 

Returning to Smethport, Bob managed family interests in oil and gas production, the local water utility and in later years, was Chairman of Hamlin Bank and Trust Company. He served on the Smethport Board of Education, the Bradford Hospital Board and sang in his church choir all of his adult life. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Coudersport Consistory and the Member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Local #388.

He leaves his wife of 63 years, Shirley (Jones) Digel; his three sons, Jeffrey, Martin and Peter and his daughter Julia Kopp; their spouses, Jane, Deborah, Pamela and Brian; his grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin, Jacob, Abigail, Hilary, Casey, Megan, and Tyler, who predeceased him; his siblings Anne D. Potter and Mirabel D. Sweet; his sister Hannah D. Potter and brother Howard E. Digel predeceased him.

A funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Smethport on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Hamlin Memorial Library of Smethport, 123 South Mechanic Street, P.O. Box 422, Smethport, PA 16749 (814) 887-9262, or the United Methodist Church of Smethport, 601 W King St, Smethport, PA 16749, (814) 887-2455.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Leo Patrick Murphy, Jr., 83, of Warren, PA

Leo Patrick Murphy, Jr.

Leo Patrick Murphy, Jr., 83, of Warren, PA, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Warren General Hospital. 

Born on November 28, 1932 in Texarkana, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Leo Patrick and Gertrude Rigney Murphy. On January 4, 1958 in Houston, Texas, he married Mary Ann Kuhn, who survives. 

Pat graduated valedictorian from St. Edward’s High School in Texarkana and later attended Purdue University and the University of Houston. 

He had worked for 40+ years as an electrical engineer with Geospace Technologies in Houston, TX, retiring in 1998. In 1999 he received a patent for his repairable waterproof geophone housing. 

Korean War Veteran
While living in Warren, he was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church where he served as an usher and with Pro Life. 

Pat was a member of the American Legion and had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 

He also was a 4th degree member of the Warren Knights of Columbus Council. 

Pat loved his family and was also fond of his dog, Buttons, whom he took for walks every day. 

In addition to his wife, Pat is survived by his 5 children – Allan Murphy of Katy, TX, Sharon Hernandez and her husband, Paul, of Austin, TX, Donna Murphy of Houston, TX, Joann Murphy of Jacksonville, NC, and Lawrence Murphy and his wife, Marsha, of Fayetteville, NC, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, two sisters – Gertrude Ryan and Teresa Eidt, both of Houston, TX, and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by 4 brothers – Paul, John, Frank, and Jim Murphy.

Friends may call from 6-8pm Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, where a vigil service will be held at 5:45 P.M., conducted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Members of the Warren K of C 4th Degree will stand as Honor Guard and their funeral ritual will be held at 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Passionists Father’s Mass, 111 S. Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573. 

Email condolences may be sent by visiting

Richard A. "Dick" Scalise, 94, of Warren, PA

Richard A. Scalise

Richard A. "Dick" Scalise, 94, of Warren, PA, died Wednesday evening, November 23, 2016 at Rouse Warren County Home, surrounded by his family. 

He was born April 5, 1922 in Warren, PA, to the late Anthony and Frances M. Scalise. Dick has been a lifelong resident in Warren.
WWII Veteran

He was a 1940 graduate of Warren High School and had served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was employed with the former New Process Company in the correspondence, letter writing and merchandising dept. for 20 years and the former Levinson Brothers where he was manager of the furniture dept. for 27 years retiring in 1987. 

He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and a member of the Warren Kiwanis Club, active in the Warren Players Club, Warren Jaycees, Hot Stove League, Warren Rescue. Dick enjoyed playing poker, and a diehard New York Yankee fan. He had an incredible sense of humor and loved to be with people.

He is survived by 4 Children - Linda Tassone and husband, Joseph of Las Vegas, Nevada, Cheryl Scalise of Warren, PA., Randy A. Scalise and wife, Michele of Warren, PA., Nancy Maze and husband, Ted of Warren, PA., 6 Grandchildren -, Allison Applebee, Ashley Comfort, Amber Peters, Emily Scalise, Robert Scalise, Cody Maze, 5 Great Grandchildren – Sal Applebee, Aleena & Ames Comfort, Grayson & Regan Peters, 1 Step Great Grandson – Billy Applebee, 1 Sister - Mamie Spear of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice M. Fazio Scalise, who died March 16, 2012, whom he married February 7, 1948 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA, 1 Sister - Marie Cole, 2 Brothers - Anthony Scalise, Jr. James Scalise, a grandson, Joseph Tassone, and a stillborn grandson – Collin M. Maze.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 5 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 10:00 A.M., with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. funeral honor guard and the U.S. Army funeral detail. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Kiwanis Club or Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA., 16505, or Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA. 16371. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Oswayo Valley Announces Honor Role For Grades 6 thru 12

Corsica man found guilty, sentenced to nearly one-year in jail for neglect of 13 horses

Wellsboro Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Central Avenue

At 8:26 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire Dept has been dispatched to a vehicle accident at Central Ave. & Grant Street. No injuries on scene.

Hamilton's Is Open For Christmas Trees & Wreaths & Pancakes Every Sat. & Sunday Thru Dec. 18th

Ruth R. Hardy, 92, of 612 South Avenue, Bradford, PA

Ruth R. Hardy

Ruth R. Hardy, 92, of 612 South Avenue, Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

Born February 4, 1924, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Verna (Schaffer) Ripple.

On March 30, 1946 in Bradford, she married Robert W. Hardy, who died June 12, 1998.

She was a 1942 graduate of Bradford High School. During WWII, she worked at Dresser Manufacturing as a phone operator.

Ruth worked as the receptionist and bookkeeper for Proper's Florist and Greenhouse for many years and loved her work. She loved meeting and helping others and enjoyed spending time with her daughter's dog, Dasy.

She was a member of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for pre-school age children for many years.

Surviving is one daughter, Kay (Jim) Conway, of Berkeley Springs, WV; four step grandchildren, Carolyn Hoare, Teresa Love, Christina Lawrence and Ann Marie Conway and six step great grandchildren; a sister, Jane Olson of Bradford and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Frank Ripple and Harold Ripple and two sisters Pearl Barber and Audrey Felmlee

Family will be receiving friends from 11:00am to Noon, Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., where funeral services will be held at Noon, with Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Hill Memorial United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at

Rew Dispatched for One vehicle crash On Rew Hill

At 4:10 PM on Friday, Rew Fire Dept. fire police have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on the Bradford side of Rew Hill. There are no injuries & vehicle is off the roadway.

Bernard F. Fox, 59, of 198 South Ave. Bradford, PA

Bernard F. Fox

Bernard F. Fox, 59, of 198 South Ave. Bradford, PA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Bradford Manor.

Born February 22, 1957, in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Francis B. and Carolyn (Haley) Fox.

US Army veteran
He attended Liberty High School in Bethlehem and served in the United States Army in 1975.

Bernie worked as a carpenter helper, a painter, and later as a groundskeeper at Lehigh University. 

In 2005 with the help of his sister Gioia and her son Michael he moved to Bradford.

He was a member of the Cobb Street Baptist Church in Johnsonburg and the Harbor Light Independent Baptist Mission.

Bernie enjoyed reading his Bible, tent meetings in Hamburg NY, fishing, swimming, and gardening. He most especially enjoyed spending time with Mary Anne and Wayne Beaver and his family and friends.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Anne (Wayne) Beaver, of Phoenix AZ, and Gioia Kestler, of North Warren, brother-in-law Joseph G Kestler Jr. of Pensacola FL, one sister-in-law Joanne Lewandowski-Fox, of Peoria AZ, four nephews, Nathan (Kristin) Beaver, Aaron (Diane) Beaver, Michael Kestler, Justin Fox, two grand nephews Ian and Alec Beaver, and Bernard's caregivers for the last 11 years Diane and Mike Nethery.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Fox.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from Noon to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., at 1:00pm funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Dale Painter officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Russell.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Harbor Light Independent Baptist Mission, 198 South Ave., Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at

Kenneth Leroy White, Jr., 60, of West Branch Rd., Wellsboro, PA

Kenneth Leroy White, Jr.

Kenneth Leroy White, Jr., 60, of West Branch Rd., Wellsboro, PA, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. 

He was born in Petersburg, VA, on August 2, 1956, the son of the late Kenneth Leroy and Laraine (Holden) White, Sr.

Kenneth was self employed and enjoyed working. 

He attended the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. Kenneth was a member of “Your Momma’s Mug” pool league. 

Surviving is his son, Shannon White (Sarah Mullen), Mainesburg; daughter, Samantha Ann White and her dog, Taco; 5 grandchildren, Messayah, Kaiyah, Ethan, Eric and Taren White all of Mainesburg; sisters, Stella A. Nobles (Jesse) of Wellsboro, Margaret Marin (Pete) of Casselberry, FL and Rose Robbins (Clair) of Eldred, PA; close friends, Faron Brooks, Billy Andregg , Mark “Fuzzy” Stevens , Brent Whittle and Billy Fiddler, all of Wellsboro.

Service will be held at a later date to be announced by the family. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 

To share you fondest memories of Kenneth and sign his guestbook, visit

Funeral Service For Carol L. Weiss FLYNN, 74, of Elkland, PA, formerly of North Bingham Sunday At Olney Funeral Home

Carol L. Weiss FLYNN

Carol L. Weiss FLYNN, 74, of Elkland, PA, formerly of North Bingham, died Thursday, November 17, 2016. 

Friends may call Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to any animal care organization. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorial Service For Barbara A. VanDerhoof, 81, of Pinckney, MI Is Satuirday At North Bingham Community Church

Barbara A. VanDerhoof

Barbara A. VanDerhoof, 81, of Pinckney, MI, died Friday, September 16, 2016. 

A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the North Bingham Community Church, North Bingham, PA. 

Burial, with her husband, Eldon, will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at