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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Grief Connection Support Group Meetings Cancelled For Winter But Help & Info Is Still Available

Low Or No Cost Flu Shots December 7th From Noon to 4 PM At Middlebury Fire Hall

Redhawks Hand Pitt-Bradford Men's Hoops Second Straight Loss

By Scott Elliott
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball team dropped its second straight game to open conference play, falling 80-70 to La Roche Saturday.

The Redhawks controlled from nearly start to finish as the Panthers’ only lead came in the game’s opening minutes at 3-2. La Roche’s ability to hit outside shots was the difference in the game as the Redhawks hit nine three-pointers compared to the Panthers’ two.

Pitt-Bradford won the rebounding battle 33-30, totaled 20 second-chance points and dominated the scoring in the paint 44-30, yet struggled to defend the three-point line in the second half.

La Roche hit a three in the final seconds of the first half to take a 34-27 lead at the midway point after leading by as much as eight. Pitt-Bradford trimmed the deficit to 40-37 on Dylan Niedermeyer’s basket at the 16:27 mark of the second half, but the Redhawks’ Evan Bonnaure hit a three-pointer on the ensuing possession to ignite a 13-4 run.

La Roche would continue to add to its lead, going 6-10 from long-range in the second half, to push the advantage to 18. The Redhawks shot 54 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes and 47 percent for the game.

Pitt-Bradford hit 43 percent of its attempts but was 2-13 beyond the arc. The Panthers went 16-22 from the free throw line while the Redhawks were 17-20.

Evan Greening paced the Panthers with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds, Manny Welch totaled 14 points, and Fateem Brockington added 13 points.

Pitt-Bradford falls to 2-3 on the season and will have the week off before hosting.
NCAA DIII MBB Score: La Roche 80, Pitt-Bradford 70

Greening 7-7-8-21, Welch 4-5-6-14, Brockington 5-3-6-13, Niedermeyer 3-0-1-6, Harris 2-0-0-4, Kelly-Perkins 2-0-0-4, Mitchell 1-1-1-3, Haenel 1-0-0-3, Tennies 1-0-0-2, Severino 0-0-0-0. 26-16-22-70.
Bajgora 7-2-3-16, Bonnaure 4-5-5-15, Phifer 5-4-4-14, Thomas 3-3-4-12, Gould 3-2-2-11, Abreu 2-1-2-6, Norkus 2-0-0-4, Etheridge 1-0-0-2, Lawrence 0-0-0-0. 27-17-20-80.
Halftime: La Roche 34-27
3-Point FG’s: Pitt-Bradford – Welch 1, Haenel 1; La Roche – Gould 3, Thomas 3, Bonnaure 2, Abreu 1.

Pitt-Bradford Women's Hoops Squanders Halftime Lead

By Scott Elliott
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team squandered an 11-point halftime lead Saturday and fell to La Roche 69-57 in AMCC action.

After scoring 36 first half points, the Panthers mustered just seven made field goals over the final 20 minutes while being outscored 44-21. La Roche shot a blistering 62 percent in the second half to erase the deficit.

Leading 29-25 late in the second quarter, Pitt-Bradford ripped off seven straight points to take its largest lead of the game, 36-25, into the break.

A 10-0 run midway through the third quarter helped La Roche retake the lead at 41-40. Pitt-Bradford’s Shirleah Ragin countered with a basket, and following a pair of missed shots by both teams, Mackenzie O’Donnell hit a jumper to push the Redhawks back ahead 43-42.

Sabrina McLin hit a three-pointer on the next La Roche possession, and her bucket in the closing seconds of the quarter gave the Redhawks a 48-43 cushion going into the final frame. The reigning AMCC champions quickly pushed their advantage to double-digits, scoring the first five points of the fourth quarter, and led by as much as 15 before the final horn sounded.

The Panthers were 7-29 from the field in the second half and connected for only one three-pointer after hitting five in the opening 20 minutes. Pitt-Bradford went 11 of 18 from the free throw line for the game and outrebounded the Redhawks by six, netting 15 second-chance points.

La Roche shot 50 percent from the field overall and outscored the Panthers 34-20 in the paint.

Ragin led Pitt-Bradford with a team-high 18 points, and Ali Rinfrette and Brittany Watts each contributed 14 points. Rinfrette pulled in seven boards and handed out six assists, and Ragin collected three steals.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 2-4 on the season and travels to Mansfield Wednesday for a non-conference matchup.

NCAA DIII WBB Score: La Roche 69, Pitt-Bradford 57

Ragin 7-2-4-18, Watts 4-6-6-14, Rinfrette 5-1-2-14, Colebert 2-0-0-5, Maciag 1-2-6-4, Owens 1-0-0-2, Lantz 0-0-0-0, Guengerich 0-0-0-0, Stringer 0-0-0-0. 20-11-18-57.
McLin 11-4-4-30, O’Donnell 5-2-3-12, Harris 3-4-6-10, Johnson 4-0-0-8, Schifino 3-0-0-7, Regan 1-0-0-2, Gabriel 0-0-0-0, Mitchell 0-0-0-0. 27-10-13-69.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 36-25
3-Point FG’s: Pitt-Bradford – Rinfrette 3, Ragin 2, Colebert 1; La Roche – McLin 4, Schifino 1.

Coudersport Fire Police To Rt. 6 On Denton Hill

At 7:38 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Police have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Denton Hill. Report no injuries. PennDOT notified.

Toni Maille of Millport Is A Winner In "To Fill A Backpack Christmas Raffle"

Roulette Ambulance To Pine Lane

At 5:37 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Pine Lane for a medical emergency.

Leon Clyde Krammes, Jr. , 82, Florence, AZ

Leon Clyde Krammes, Jr.

Leon Clyde Krammes, Jr., 82,  Florence, AZ returned to Jesus his savior and eternal home on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Leon was Born in Reading, Pennsylvania where he lived and worked until 1997 when he retired and relocated to Coudersport, Pa. On June 1, 2015, he moved to Florence, Az .

Leon is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 44 years, Rozalie Catherine (Shermot) Krammes.

Other survivors include two daughters, Julie Ann Brossman (husband Jim); Terry Jean Waid (husband Dave), four grandchildren, one step grandchild, and one great grand daughter, and a sister Sandy Fox.

Leon was predeceased by his son, Leon Clyde Krammes, III, his parents Leon Sr and Susan (Bruckart) Krammes; brother Ronald Krammes and sister Janet Beaton.

In 1997 Leon retired from the Reading Bureau of Police, Reading, Pa. During his career as a police officer he was fortunate to be a part of the Mounted Police Unit. His love to horses and riding also lead him to participating with the Rajah Temple Shrine Mounted Unit in Reading, Pennsylvania.

In addition to his love of horses, his other favorite past times included hunting, fishing, boating and snowmobiling. His fondest memories were hunting by horseback in the Grand Tetons and snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park. Leon, with his trophy mule deer, were featured in the North American Hunting Club magazine

Leon’s dream was to relocate to God’s County, Potter County, Pa. which became a reality in 1997, and where he lived for 17 years. . In 2015 he relocated to Arizona due to declining health. In August 2016 he was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer with a survival time of 3 to 6 months. On November 25th he met his Lord and Savior Jesus

During his life, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America, Chandler No 227 Masonic Lodge , West Reading, Pa., Shiners’ Rajah Temple Mounted Unit and Provost Guard, Lodge No. 9 Reading Bureau of Police local and state organization, the Reading Police Honor Guard and Order of the Elks.

Leon was a kind, fair, honest and respectful man and had a passion for life. He was a member of Harvest Church, Florence, AZ. In his honor, a Celebration of Leon’s life will take place on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 10 AM at the Greater Florence Women’s Club in Florence, AZ. 

I am Leon's daughter Terry. My sister and I have planned a Celebration of Life for our father on March 4, Kissingers Lutheran Church Wyomissing Pa, starting at 12:00, service at 12:30 pm. I'm trying to let his friends know that we are having this so if you could share this with anyone that might want to come.

Special tributes will be made in memory of Leon by the Florence Police Department, the Masonic Order and our first emergency responders.

Port Allegany man sentenced in county court for 10th DUI

Bradford Era

SMETHPORT— A Port Allegany man was sentenced on Thursday in McKean County Court for his 10th DUI case.

Joseph L. Chludzinski Sr., 72, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and summary charges. He will serve one to two years in state prison. Read more...

David E. Weart, 62, of 39 East Songbird Road, Bradford, PA

David E. Weart

David E. Weart, 62, of 39 East Songbird Road, Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016, at his residence, in the company of his loving wife.

Born April 14, 1954, in Cuba, NY, he was a son of the late Craig C. Weart, and Pauline (Wallace) Weart-Lucas who survives.

On September 13, 1975, in Olean NY, he married Pamela L. (Wiedemann) Weart who survives.

Dave was a 1972 graduate of Friendship Central High School, and while in high school, he received a certification in welding from the Andrews F. Haines Vocational School, in Belmont, NY.

US Coast Guard
In August of 1972, he enlisted in the United States Navy, served aboard the USS Columbus and the USS Shenandoah. He was a Hull Technician, 2nd class and was honorably discharged in October of 1976. In August of 1983, David enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in Miami, FL, on board the USCG Dauntless and later Ketchikan, AK. He retired as 1st Class Petty Officer in damage control and was honorably discharged in 1992.

He returned home from the military and worked at Quaker State and Pennzoil as a welder. He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford where he did his under graduate work and received his teaching certificate from the State of New York in Welding and Heavy Equipment Instruction. Prior to his retirement he had been an instructor at BOCES Vocational School.

Dave attended Evans Memorial United Methodist Church, was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and member of the American Legion Post 1168, where he volunteered for the pancake breakfast.

In the late 70's he raced stock cars at Bradford Speedway, in Rew. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, and gathering sap to make maple syrup. His favorite time was spent with his grandchildren.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, Pauline (Roy) Lucas of Wellsville, and his wife Pamela of 41 years he is survived a son, Adam (Melissa) Weart, of Bradford, two daughters, Katie (Kiro) Sekulovski, of Olean, and Katie (Carl) Linaman, of Panama, NY, 8 grandchildren, Savannah Weart, Luka Sekulovski, Gavin Weart, Vivian Sekulovski, Caleb D. Weart, Carter Linaman, Parker Rose Linaman and Paxton Linaman, a sister, Denise (Dick) DeGroat, of Rochester, NY, a brother, Dick (Alfie) Weart, of Friendship, 3 sister-in-laws, Colleen (Steve) Jurenko, of Olean, Carol Wiedemann, of Allegany and Debbie Wiedemann of Eldred, 1 brother-in-law, Terry (Chrissy) Wiedemann of Olean, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, two son's Jacob Weart who died October 27, 1991 and Zachary Weart who died July 21, 2009.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main Street, Bradford, and again on Wednesday December 7, 2016, from 10:00am to 11:00am, at the American Legion Post 1168, 29 Depot St. in Friendship. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am with Rev. Barb Moore, pastor of the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church, and Chaplain Mark Voorheis, of the American Legion, co-officiating. Committal services and full Military Honors will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship, NY.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to American Legion Post 1168, P.O. Box 36, Friendship, NY 14739.

On line condolences may be made at

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Howe Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-11-28 to Swepi Lp in Howe Twp, Forest county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Hapitat Seeking $$ & Volunteers To Help Do Repairs For Veteran In Northern Potter County

Potter County Habitat for Humanity is currently teaming with several businesses and other organizations in Potter County to help with a project in Northern Potter County.

 The person in need of help is a veteran with some serious bathroom / kitchen problems concerning electrical, floor decay and falling down and also some mold.

Currently we are seeking funding and laborers to help finish this project.

Anyone wishing to donate to the very worthy project can drop off contributions at our resale store located on Rt. 6 west in the Northern Tier Building, or they can mail any contributions to Potter County Habitat for Humanity Box 208, Coudersport Pa. 16915. Please designate for the Perkins project. 

Anyone wishing to donate labor for this project, you can call our store at 814--320--0466.

Wellsville police looking for stolen vehicle

Police say an SUV was stolen early today in the village of Wellsville. 

Police said the incident occurred at a parking area near LJUNGSTRĂ–M Division - Arvos (formerly Air Preheater) on South Main Street. County 911 issued an alert at 2:35 a.m. 

The vehicle is a 1996 black Jeep Grand Cherokee with a chrome front bumper and two 'KC Highlighters.' The license plate is NY- GLT8541. 

Patrols countywide were to "be on the lookout" for the vehicle. Village patrols scoured the community overnight...from the old runway area to Alfred State/Wellsville to traditional less traveled areas. 

At 11 a.m., Allegany County 911 confirmed the vehicle had not yet been recovered.

Bolivar Man Sentenced To Jail In McKean County

Bradford Era

Zachary D. Foust, 23, of Bolivar, N.Y., will serve 60 days to 23 ½ months in McKean County Jail with credit for five days of time served on charges of receiving stolen property, criminal trespassing and theft from a motor vehicle. He pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to allegations that between April 27 and 29, he received $5,420 in stolen equipment — some of it stolen out of a vehicle — and he entered 649 Lynch Hollow Road in Ceres Township without permission. Read more McKean Court...

Derrick City Dispatched For Automatic Fire Alarm

At 10:06 AM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an activated fire alarm at 1 Futures Way.

To Fill A Backpack Day 3 Prizes Announced

Bradford Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 219 Near Owens Way

At 9:22 AM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & City Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Rt. 219 near Owens Way.

Norwich Township, Smethport Ambulance Dispatched Car in Ditch

At 1:09 AM on Saturday, Norwich Township and Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 11057 Rt. 46 for a vehicle in the ditch.

Bill Pekarski Day 95, Living life on my terms

Bill Pekarski with Steven Barraclough.

Day 95, Living life on my terms.

Since I am home pretty much every day without much to do, other than working to get better and go back to work someday, I spend a great deal of time thinking about the past. In fact, this whole project started as a not only a way to acknowledge present blessings, but to honor and remember people, places, and happenings that have long gone by. Also, it just gave me something to do.

One of my favorite things to write about is actual friends I have made over the years and what they have meant to me. Of course I have to throw in a few anecdotal stories so you as the reader get an understanding of that person. Today I feel compelled to discuss someone who was a very close friend from my days at IUP.

Now I had taken a year off between high school and college so I was not quite the traditional freshmen. Well this person spent his first few years out of high school as a Marine. When he completed his hitch in the service, he cashed in his GI Bill to attend IUP as a music major as well. His name; Steven Barraclough.

I first met Steven when he was practicing in one of the second floor practice rooms at Cogswell Hall. There wasn’t much soundproofing between the rooms and I could hear his playing long tones to fine tune his sound. After knocking on the door, he reached over to open it and gave me a friendly greeting.

He was a tall man with his hair cut high and tight, like it had been while he was in the service. He had tanned skin from all of the outdoor practices from the marching band with the tell-tale raccoon face from sunglasses and sock tans on both ankles. He also had one of the warmest smiles you had ever seen. He was just so happy to be at school and studying music, as that had always been his dream to be a teacher.

I remember he asked me how he sounded. I thought he sounded good, in fact to me he was a little intimidating seeing as I had not even touched a tuba in my year off.

Over time, we realized we had a great deal in common. He was originally from the town of Brockway, which is not all that different, or far away, from Coudersport. We shared the same kind of small town values and both knew that if you wanted to reach your goals, you had to work. No one was going to provide you with a living except yourself.

Steve and I also shared an “impish” side as well and he enjoyed a good joke or prank as much as anybody. He used to drive a Ford Ranger pickup with a cap on the back. One time he was giving a few of us a ride and since there wasn’t that much seat room, I volunteered to climb in the back. My other good friend Jamie Defelice sat in the front while Steve drove. Steve took great care to make sure that he effectively crossed every bump and train track that he could. Additionally, he was quite adept at moving his feet from the brake to the accelerator as my face would smoosh up against the glass window that separated us. He and Jamie found this to be hilarious.

He also assisted Jamie and I in a prank on another mutual friend and old roommate, Steve Kinsey (Sorry Kinsey, I have to tell this story now). Steve had borrowed my car to take a girl from the chorale out to the movies. She was a very sweet and nice girl so Steve wanted to make a good impression. We did not help him in that endeavor.

Barraclough, Jamie, and I were sitting around TCBY munching on some frozen yogurt discussing Kinsey being out on a date. I don’t remember who thought of it, but someone said “wouldn’t it be fun if we went up there and moved the car?” Each of went silent for a moment, then all at once we knew we had to do it.

He had parked my car in the lot outside the Indiana Mall theater complex and had locked the door. My spare keys were actually in a jacket that was in the car, but, as everyone knew, I had a special way of breaking into my car. I got in and found my keys and we moved the car to an entirely different lot. As part of the leg work, we had notified mall security and the staff at the theater about our little ruse. The only thing left to do was to wait for Steve and his date to come out to “find” the car.

The three of us were on the hill side covered by some brush with a great view of the lot. Steve walked up to where the car was supposed to be to find an empty space. He did a quick double take and then looked up and down the adjacent rows. Now I won’t tell you what all he said, but believe me it when I say it was certainly colorful and the three of us were enjoying the show.

Barraclough walked down to the lot and over to Kinsey to see what was wrong. Kinsey said; “I think someone stole Bill’s car!” Unfortunately, Barraclough couldn’t keep a straight face after that comment and jig was up. Jamie and I came down from the hill and let Kinsey in fully on the joke. He did eventually forgive us.

Another thing about Barraclough was his dedication to physical fitness. He even got me to join him for the better part of a semester every morning at six a.m. He would pick me up at my apartment and we went to the fitness center on campus. That is where he introduced me, and my legs, to the stair master.

At first, I struggled to go 10 minutes. After a few weeks, I worked my way up to a 30 minute workout on the machine and then we would lift weights. It was then that I was probably the best in shape of my life.

Over the years we had many experiences together as friends, band mates, and fraternity brothers. Unfortunately, we lost touch after 1994 when he graduated and I came home to help with my mother. I thought about him often and wondered how he was doing. I wasn’t really worried because I knew with his dedication, he would be teaching somewhere. I also knew he had married his college sweetheart, Michelle Tiboni.

It was not until I joined Facebook seven years ago that I was able to reconnect with Steven. Since then we have managed to keep pretty good contact. I enjoy reading about his family and his work. He has earned a great life doing what he loves, teaching music and being a family man.

Today I am dedicating my progress to a great friend, Steven Barraclough. It is an honor to have you in my life.

Port Allegany School District Music Department will present Wintersongs December 3

Pictured are members of the Peer Helpers and the Senior High Concert Choir (left to right) Keely Tarbox, Dominick Button, Owen Russell and Evie Russell.                     Pam Fischer photo.
The Port Allegany School District Music Department will present Wintersongs December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Allegany High School. 

General Admission tickets are $2 and may be purchased at the Port Allegany School District office or at the door. 

The Music Department and the PAHS Peer Helpers are also sponsoring a non-perishable food and paper products collection for PACS (Port Allegany Community Services). Bring your donations to the concert either night.

Pictures With Santa At Artisan Center Next To Post Office In Coudersport Dec. 5, 7,12 & 19

Habitat For Humanity Resale Store Has Vanity Tops At Ridiculously Low Prices Friday & Saturday

Annual Super Christmas Auction Sunday, Dec. 11th At Shinglehouse Fire Hall

Rn's & LPN's Needed To Fill Positions At Sweden Valley Manor & Bradford Manor

Shop Potter County Wilds For Unique Gifts For The Whole Family

Hamiltons Pancake House Open Saturday & Sunday 8 AM To 2 PM; Christmas Trees & Wreaths Open 8 AM 'Till Dark

LuLaRoe Multi-Consultant Christmas Sale Saturday, Dec 3rd At Port Allegany Fire Hall

Join Sweden Valley Manor Caregiver Support Group For Speaker On Dementia Tuesday, Dec. 13

Hamiltons Pancake House Open Saturday & Sunday 8 AM To 2 PM; Christmas Trees & Wreaths Open 8 AM 'Till Dark

Friday, December 2, 2016

Please help! I have a cat living in my garage

Ashley Catalone

Please help! I have a cat living in my garage, and I really don't believe he is a stray. If he is, he must be one that had a home up until recently. He is not thin or dirty, and appears to have been being taken care of. I have managed to make friends with him, and this is what I know: he is a grey and white short haired non-neutered male. He is super friendly, and clearly meows whenever he is looking for the person he has bonded to. He almost left on his own tonight, which I think was purely confusion when I went inside and closed the garage door. He went out, but then right back in again. Up until tonight I haven't been able to get anywhere near him, but tonight he seems to have decided we should be friends and has taken to following me around like a little puppy. He seems to be very, very smart as well. He seems like such a sweetheart, but I really can't keep him here. I feel like he has a home, but if he doesn't I really wish someone could open their door to him and give him a loving home. I live in Mt. Jewett, and am in the vicinity of the grocery store. Please, please spread the word. If you know anyone who has been missing their cat this week, or if you would like to make him yours please message me. Any help is much appreciated as, unfortunately, I plan to take him to the SPCA tomorrow. Thank you in advance!

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-11-30 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. 91.33(A) - INCIDENTS CAUSING OR THREATENING POLLUTION - Failure to notify the Department of an accident or other activity or incident, a toxic substance or another substance which would endanger downstream users of the waters, result in pollution or create a danger of pollution of the waters of this Commonwealth, or would damage property.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Rushford Dispatched For One Vehicle Crash

At 10:35 PM on Friday, Rushford Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Rush Creek Road for a one vehicle accident. One patient complaining of knee pain.
New Hudson dispatched.

Olean Woman Arrested On Warrant For Heroin Sale

City of Olean, NY Police Department
35 year old Christie L. Baker of 126 N. 6th St. Olean was arrested yesterday at 4:30 p.m. on the 600 block of W. State St. by the Street Crimes Unit and Patrol Officers for an outstanding sealed indictment warrant charging her with One count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 3rd. degree, both B Felonies. 

Investigators conducted a controlled buy of Heroin from Baker earlier this year. 

Baker was transported to the Cattaraugus County jail and was later arraigned by Judge Ploetz who set bail in the amount of $20,000. this investigation was conducted by the Street Crimes Unit and the Cattaraugus county district attorney Lori P. Rieman.

Genesee Community Christmas Tree Decorating December 9th At 6 PM

Debra Raymer of Galeton is the Day #2 Winner Of "To Fill A Backpack" Raffle

Dog Found On South Main Street in Couderspor tis back home

Owner found! Puppy is home now!

Laura Majot

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Christmas Storytime: Join us on Wednesday, December 14th, at 6:00 p.m. for
Christmas stories, a craft with one of Santa’s elves, and a snack. All are welcome!

December holiday hours: The library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24th and
Monday, Dec. 26th for the Christmas holiday; and Saturday, Dec. 31st and Monday,
Jan. 2 for the new year.

New Library Hours: Beginning on Tuesday, January 3rd, the library will have new
hours in order to better meet state requirements and to reflect library usage
patterns. The new hours will be:
Tuesday: 12-7
Wednesday & Thursday: 10-5
Friday & Saturday: 8-3

Inclement Weather Policy: The library will be closed if the school district (Oswayo
Valley School District) we serve has closed due to unsafe weather conditions. Any
change in opening or closing will be posted on our website, Facebook page, WGRZ,
WKBW, WIVB and on Solomon’s Word blog. When school is not in session the board
members along, with the staff, will consider all factors to see if the library should
close. Some instances may be: impending storms, tornado warnings, fires, travel
advisories, flooding and any natural disaster in the area. The library will close during
any extended power outages. If you have a DVD due on a day in which the library is
closed OR closes early, you will not be fined as long as the item is returned on the
next day that the library is open.

Learn a new language with your library card! Mango is free for all library patrons
and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real
life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. A link to
Mango is available on the library’s website at .

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library 103 N. Pleasant St. P.O. Box 188 Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Memorials & Donations: Donations for the letter drive were received from Dale &
Carol Hoffman, Julie Perkins, Linda Cummings, Northwest Savings Bank, Jerry &
Sharon Kellogg, and Sue Shall.

Ongoing Programming: The following ongoing monthly program events are open to
everyone. For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691.
● Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: every Wednesday 6-8 p.m.
● Family History Research group & Researching the History of Education in the
Oswayo Valley: 2 nd Friday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
● Book discussion: 3 rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3:30 p.m.
● Writer’s Guild: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Audio & eBooks for Download: We have eBooks and audiobooks that are available
through our website that you can download onto your eReader and MP3 player. Go to
our website and click on “Download Books”. You will need your
library card number to log in. If you have any problems please call or stop by the
library for assistance.

Website: You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card
catalog by visiting our website at . You can also log into your
account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve.

Facebook: “Like” our Facebook page ( ) to
keep informed of events happening at the library.

Board of Trustees Meeting: The library board will meet on Monday, December 19th,
at 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Sue Ellen Clark, 66, of Warren, Pa.

Sue Ellen Clark

Sue Ellen Clark, 66, of Warren, Pa., died Friday morning, December 2, 2016 at St. Vincent Health Care, Erie, PA.

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Galeton, Germania Dispatched For Chimney Fire

At 5:13 PM on Friday, Galeton & Germania Fire Depts. were dispatched to a chimney fore in Elk Township.

Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited Contributes to Scholarship

DuBOIS - Members of Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited (PWHU) recently made their annual $3,000 contribution to the organization's scholarship fund at Penn State DuBois. PWHU representatives Beth Giese and Marcia Newell also had the chance to meet with scholarship recipients Chelby Sherwood and Alec Baker.

Established in 2001, the Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited Scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the Wildlife Technology program at Penn State DuBois.

Most graduates of the Wildlife Technology degree program go on to work in conservation oriented fields. They conduct research aimed at preserving the environment and animal and plant species, work to reclaim land damaged my mining or deforestation, and more.

PWHU is a non-profit, volunteer organization based in DuBois. They are made up of local outdoors enthusiasts, environmentalists, and sportsmen and sportswomen. According to PWHU members, the organization was created in 1985 with the sole purpose of improving and creating wildlife habitat. They create environmental awareness through education and club sponsored projects, working to help sustain all forms of wildlife.

This year's recipients of the PWHU Scholarship pictured in front, left to right, Chelby Sherwood and Alec Baker. In back, left to right, are Penn State DuBois Financial Aid Coordinator Stefanie Penvose and Director of Development Jean Wolf, with PWHU representatives Beth Giese and Marcia Newell.

Little Valley man charged in child assault case

By KELSEY BOUDIN, Olean Times Herald

LITTLE VALLEY — A Little Valley man has been jailed for allegedly assaulting a child younger than 2 years old.

Members of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office charged Darrin M. Doner, 18, of Fair Oak Street, with second-degree assault, a class D felony, at 4:20 p.m. Monday. Authorities announced the arrest Friday morning.

The charge stems from an investigation into an alleged incident involving a young child Sunday at his residence, said Sheriff Tim Whitcomb.

“We need to be careful talking specifics,” Whitcomb said.

Doner is the boyfriend of the child’s mother, the sheriff said.

While unable to specify the exact nature of the child’s injuries, Whitcomb assured they, along with the child’s age, merited a felony charge. Read more...

Pitt-Bradford's Evan Greening Nominated to NABC Good Works Team

By Scott Elliott

BRADFORD, Pa. - Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball player Evan Greening was one of a record 278 nominees for the 2017 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Teams® for his volunteer work.

The Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® recognize players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport.

A total of 97 WBCA and 181 NABC student-athletes were nominated for the prestigious honor. Greening was nominated by men’s head coach Britt Moore.

“He is a tremendous young man who is a tireless worker on and off the floor,” Moore said. “He has taken 18 or more credits each semester…he is an active volunteer and uses the summer to help the Special Olympics and various youth camps and organizations.”

Greening is a three-time All-AMCC selection and was chosen as the Preseason Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. Through four games the senior forward is leading the AMCC in scoring (25.3) and rebounding (13.0).

In addition to excelling on the court, Greening has volunteered with the Special Olympics, American Red Cross and Read Across America, a program in which volunteers read to elementary students. The Fredericksburg, Va., native worked in his local community labeling storm drains to prevent dumping of toxic waste that drains to the Rappahannock River and is an Eagle Scout recipient.

Greening has worked at numerous basketball camps, including free clinics for young athletes who are unable to attend paid elite camps.

In the classroom, Greening maintains a 3.5 GPA as a dual-major and is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the Student-Athlete Honor Society, and Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society.

He was the only player from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference to be nominated for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Teams®.

Two special voting panels, highlighted by seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill and current WNBA star Skylar Diggins, will select 10 member teams from both the WBCA and NABC, comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February and honored at this year’s NCAA Division I Final Fours in Dallas and Phoenix.

Bo Is Missing From Champlin Hill Area


Chocolate Lab from Champlin Hill area. Answers to the name of Bo. Wearing a red collar but tag fell off. Contact owner at (814) 887-6983.

Northern Potter Health Center in Ulysses will be CLOSED on Monday, December 5th

Also starting next week, that practice will observe the following new hours:
• Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no provider on duty; administrative staff only)
• Tues. 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Wed. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Thur. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Fri. 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Closed 12-1 p.m. daily for lunch.)

Crafting the Perfect Menu for Valentine’s Day – Session One

Looking for 8 food connoisseurs that are interested in creating the perfect menu - just in time for Valentine's Day. Instructor Dallas Niles will provide instruction that will include basic terms, techniques, and recipes. At the end of each session, you will have a dish to take home.

Session 1, Night 1: Intro to Course; Facility Tour; Sanitation Overview; Knife Skills and Prep Work; Mire Poix and Bouquet Garni; Thickening. Dish to take home is pan cooked chicken breast in pan sauce. Session 1, Night 2: Vegetable and Farinaceous Product Intro; Sweet Potato and Beet Hash; Basic Risotto; Polenta with Shrimp. Dish to take home is garlic fried shrimp with Polenta Florentine.

This two-session class is being held Tuesday and Thursday, January 10 and 12, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Port Allegany office. The cost is $100 per person and includes instruction, supplies and food to take home. Participants are asked to please restrain their hair and bring containers to take meals home. Pre-registration is required by January 3. To register, call (814) 545-1333 or go to

Voting Underway

Downtown Emporium businesses turned tires into decorations this year. All the recycled decorations that were vandalized, have been rebuilt according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce officials and are available for purchase. The money raised will be used to offset the price of parking meter decorations and the purchase of surveillance cameras.

People are invited to stop in the chamber office in Emporium and pick up a ballot and vote for their favorite. The business collecting the most votes will receive a free 2017 chamber membership. “The imagination of business owners shines through the designs,” according to chamber executive director Tina Solak. Penguins, snow scenes, pot belly stoves, chimneys, wishing wells, snowmen, ornaments, wreaths, and faces can all be found downtown. Solak also thanks Singers Auto Service and Reid and Reed for the donation of the tires.

Voting and bids for the decorations end Saturday December 10.