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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pictures With Santa By Curt Weinhold At Artisan Center Next To Post Office In Coudersport Dec.12 & 19

Upcoming Events At Hotel Crittenden & CrittendenTapRoom In Coudersport, PA

Potter County Outfitters Year End Clearance Sale Now Thru December 31

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

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

PSA Seeking RN's, LPN's & CNA's in Bradford, Eldred, St. Marys, Emporium & Wellsboro

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support

Breakfast With Santa This Sunday At Hamilton's Pancake House On Gee Hill Road In Ulysses

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

Second Half Shooting Sends Panthers Past Franciscan

By Scott Elliott
BRADFORD, Pa. - Manny Welch hit five second half three-pointers, Evan Greening posted his sixth-straight double-double, and the Pitt-Bradford men’s hoops team snapped its two-game losing streak Saturday, downing Franciscan 73-59.

The final score does not tell the whole story as the Panthers led by as much as 29 in the second half before both teams emptied their benches.

Pitt-Bradford built an 11-point lead midway through the first half, outscoring the Barons 14-5 over a four-minute stretch. Franciscan scored seven straight points to cut the margin to 25-21 with 4:09 left in the first half, but the Panthers responded with six consecutive points of their own to take a 31-21 halftime lead.

Evan Greening scored on the first two offensive possessions of the second half for Pitt-Bradford, and Welch connected for three straight treys to extend the Panthers’ lead to 44-25.

Welch would knock down consecutive three-pointers moments later, sending both the Pitt-Bradford bench and student section into pandemonium, to bury Franciscan for good.

The Panthers hit seven of their first nine long-range shots in the second half and finished with a season-high 10 threes.

After shooting just 38 percent from the field in the opening half, the Panthers hit 15 of 32 shots over the final 20 minutes. Pitt-Bradford outrebounded Franciscan by three and forced 20 turnovers.

Greening totaled 17 points on just 13 shots and 17 rebounds, and Welch finished with 15. Sahlil Harris added 10 points off the bench, and Fateem Brockington tallied eight points and four assists. Dylan Niedermeyer sparked the defense with five steals, and Jon Haenel recorded four.

“Overall it was a good team win,” head coach Britt Moore said. “We played better defense in the first half and then the offense got going in the second half, especially Manny [Welch].

I thought the bench played well and kept the momentum going.”

Pitt-Bradford improves to 3-3 on the season and 1-2 in the AMCC. The Panthers have the week off before traveling to Mt. Aloysius next Saturday.

NCAA DIII MBB Score: Pitt-Bradford 73, Franciscan 59

Mendicino 6-6-6-22, Schriner 3-3-3-10, Sablan 3-0-0-8, Perkins 2-2-2-6, Holmes 2-1-4-5, Noce 0-2-2-2, York 1-0-2-2, Jarmusik 1-0-0-2, Mersch 1-0-0-2, Derrick 0-0-0-0. 19-14-19-59.
Greening 8-0-2-17, Welch 5-0-0-15, Harris 3-2-2-10, Brockington 3-2-3-8, Niedermeyer 3-0-0-6, Perkins 1-2-2-5, Tennies 2-0-0-5, Haenel 1-0-0-2, Sutton 0-2-2-2, Blose 1-0-0-2, Dahlstrand 0-1-2-1, Kinsey 0-0-0-0, Reigel 0-0-0-0, Ferguson 0-0-0-0. 27-9-13-73.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 31-21
3-Point FG's: Franciscan - Mendicino 4, Sablan 2, Schriner 1; Pitt-Bradford - Welch 5, Harris 2, Greening 1, Perkins 1, Tennies 1.

Panthers Dial Up the Three in Win Over Franciscan

By Scott Elliott
BRADFORD, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team tied a season-high with 11 three-pointers Saturday and ran past Franciscan 76-51.

The Panthers came out firing, scoring the game’s first 12 points and hitting six threes in the opening quarter, to build a 22-point lead. Pitt-Bradford led 48-22 at the break and extended its advantage to 40 at point in the third quarter behind its defense.

Franciscan went the first eight minutes of the second half without a field goal and turned the ball over seven times in the third period.

Pitt-Bradford scored a whopping 38 points off 26 Baron turnovers and netted 15 second-chance points, outrebounding Franciscan 16-5 on the offensive glass. The Panthers cooled off in the second half and finished the game shooting 38 percent. Franciscan hit on 37 percent of its attempts and was just 13 of 23 from the free throw line.

All 10 Panthers scored, led by Ali Rinfrette’s team-high 16 points and four made three-pointers. Anna Colebert chipped in with 11 points, and Kaserra Owens totaled 10. Brittany Watts narrowly missed a double-double, finishing with nine points and nine rebounds. Darien Lantz dished out a season-high nine assists, and four players recorded four steals apiece.

“I think both teams played really hard,” head coach Sean Brown Sr. said. “Our defense was really good tonight. We communicated and helped each other out the entire game.”

Brown credited the defensive effort to the play of Owens, who has slowly been building her stamina back up after missing significant time last year and the first two games of this season to an injury.

“Our defense was sparked by Kaserra Owens,” Brown Sr. said. “It’s great to have Kaserra back in the fold after battling back from a really bad injury last year.

She’s a four-year starter so it’s nice to have her back doing some of the things she’s been accustomed to doing.”

Pitt-Bradford improves to 3-5 on the season and 2-1 in the AMCC. The Panthers have the week off for finals before closing out the first half of their schedule next Saturday at Mt. Aloysius.

NCAA DIII WBB Score: Pitt-Bradford 76, Franciscan 51

Stead 7-1-3-17, Baierl 5-2-2-16, Roach B. 2-3-4-7, Ames 1-3-8-5, Sonneberger 1-2-2-4, Roach J. 0-2-4-2, Judge 0-0-0-0, Vaughan 0-0-0-0. 16-13-23-51.
Rinfrette 6-0-0-16, Colebert 3-2-2-11, Kaserra 4-1-1-10, Watts 2-5-8-9, Ragin 3-2-4-8, Guengerich 2-0-0-6, Stringer 3-0-0-6, Maciag 2-1-1-5, Lantz 1-0-0-3, Collins 1-0-2-2. 27-11-18-76.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 48-22
3-Point FG's: Franciscan - Baierl 4, Stead 2; Pitt-Bradford - Rinfrette 4, Colebert 3, Guengerich 2, Lantz 1, Owens 1.

Breakfast With Santa Sunday From 10 To 1 At St. Gabriel's Parish Hall Benefits Maternity Closet

Preparing - John Todd and Bob Hartle are busy preparing for Sunday morning’s breakfast with Santa at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church.  The breakfast will be held from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.   A free-will offering will be taken with proceeds going to the Maternity Closet.  The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, pancakes with Sprague’s maple syrup, hash browns, coffee and orange juice.   See ad in red sidebar for details.  Pam Fischer photo.

McKean County Emergency Management Agency EMCOMM Team to offer five-day class for the Technician Ham Radio license

Imagine being able to talk to someone -- actually talk -- across the country without piling up minutes on your cell plan. 

Imagine a hobby that will also let you support community activities, ranging from providing communication to events like bike races to offering communication during emergencies. 

That hobby is amateur -- "ham" -- radio. If you've been interested in earning an amateur radio license, your chance arrives in January in Smethport.

The McKean County Emergency Management Agency EMCOMM Team will offer a five-day class for the Technician license at the EMA/911 building, 17175 Route 6 in Smethport. The course runs on Saturdays from Jan. 21 to Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a review and test session is scheduled for March 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Technician license class is free, but participants must purchase the textbook, which is expected to cost about $20. 

Preregistration is required by Dec. 28. That will allow organizers to purchase the correct number of textbooks and to have those available by the start of the class. 

Preregister by contacting Bruce Manning,

The Technician license is the entry-level license for many amateur radio operators. Operators may also earn General and Amateur Extra licenses, which provide additional operating privileges. Morse Code is no longer required for any of the three licenses.

A class for the General license is expected to be scheduled later in the year.

Jeffrey L. Pounds, 69, of Little Genesee, NY

Jeffrey L. Pounds

Jeffrey L. Pounds, 69, of Little Genesee, NY, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 6, 2016) at Olean General Hospital, surrounded by his wife and children.

Born on May 5, 1947, in Olean, he was a son of Richard and Glenna Archibald Pounds. On May 10, 1975, in Kenmore, he married Janet Kratz, who survives.
Vietnam War Veteran

Jeff was a graduate of Bolivar Central School and a veteran of Vietnam, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a disabled American veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. 

Jeff was employed at Bolivar Magneto and later at Dresser-Rand until he retired.

He was a member of the Bolivar American Legion and the Bolivar Masonic Lodge.

He enjoyed fishing, boating and especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Glenna, of Little Genesee; one son, Justin (Sarah) Pounds of Bolivar, one daughter, Jammie (James) Johnson of Livonia; three grandchildren, Lindsey, Ashley and Elijah; his sisters and brother, Molly Miller of Little Genesee, Gary Pounds of Little Genesee, Ruth Pounds of Wellsville and Carol (John) Wight of Verona; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Richard Pounds.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 51 S. Main St., Portville. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 3 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 11, 2016).

Memorials may be made to the local Wounded Warrior Project, the L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 497 Route 244 East, Oswayo, PA 16915.

Have Your Kids Pictures With Pennsylvania's Best Santa Monday, Dec.12th At Artisan Center In Coudersport From 5 to 7 PM

Curt Weinhold 
Santa comes to Coudersport

Location: Artisans Center, N. Main St., Coudersport. Alongside Post Office

Days: December 12 &19 Time: 5-7 PM

Cost: $20....for: 4-4x5 & 2-5x7 print

BONUS: parents receive a 50 cent off coupon for the Cream n' Sugar shop on Main Street

Fillmore Ambulance DispatchedTo Car Into Pole Crash

At 4:40 PM on Saturday, Fillmore Ambulance dispatched to Car into pole crash on Rt. 19 near Lapp Road.

Great Valley, Ellicottville Dispatched To Head On Crash On Rt. 219 South

At 4:42 PM on Saturday, Great Valley & Ellicottville Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle head on crash on Rt. 219 South. Unknown injuries.

Belmont & Amity Dispatched for 2 Vehicle Crash

At 4:34 PM on Saturday, Belmont & Amity have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on Greenwood Street in Belmont. A second ambulance was requested.

Route 6 Closed East of Sylvania Borough

Motorists in Bradford County are advised that Route 6 is closed just east of Sylvania Borough due to a crash involving multiple vehicles.

Ethan Fox, 9, of West Washington St. Bradford, PA

Ethan Fox

Ethan Fox, 9, of West Washington St. Bradford, PA, passed away at his home on Monday, December 5, 2016 surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with D.I.P.G.

Born June 3, 2007, in Culpepper VA, he was a son of Khia Pire of Bradford, and the late Robert Derek Fox.

Ethan attended School Street Elementary School, and love to play video games.

Surviving in addition to his mother, is one sister, Nevaeh Fox, and one brother, Aksel Smith, both at home, his maternal grandmother Cathy (Ricky) Stiles of Bradford, and many aunts uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 17, 2016 in the First Wesleyan Church, with Terri Niver, Pastor, officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA P.O. Box 113, Bradford PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at

Fox Township, St. Marys Dispatched To Walmart For Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle

At 11:46 AM on Saturday, Fox Township & St. Marys EMS have been dispatched to Walmart on Million Dollar Highway for a 4 year old male struck by a vehicle. Caller reports an arm injury.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Horizontal Exploration Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Horizontal Exploration Llc in Lafayette Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-11-29 to Horizontal Exploration Llc in Lafayette Twp, McKean county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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Emporium Dispatched To Chimney Fire At House On Rich Valley Road

At 12:14 AM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 3519 Rich Valley Road for a chimney fire at a residence. Flames and smoke are showing from the chimney.

Shop Potter County Wilds For Unique Gifts For The Whole Family

Fish's Sharpening Services Serving Coudersport & Surrounding Area

Oswayo Valley School District Seeking Candidates To Fill Two School Board Seat Vacancies

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

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

Potter County Outfitters Year End Clearance Sale Now Thru December 31

Check Out The Selection Of Christmas Gifts At Frosty Hollow Bed & Breakfast On Route 44 In Sweden Valley

PSA Seeking RN's, LPN's & CNA's in Bradford, Eldred, St. Marys, Emporium & Wellsboro

Breakfast With Santa This Sunday At Hamilton's Pancake House On Gee Hill Road In Ulysses

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support

Potter County Habitat For Humanity Resale Store Has New Construction Items At Bargain Basement Prices

Potter Co. Habitat for Humanity has a large inventory of interior doors, closet doors, exterior doors, kitchen sinks, vanity tops, a cast iron bath tub, and a large selection of windows, new construction type and also replacement windows all at bargain prices.
For more information:
Call Dick Myers at 910--279--7412 of call the Habitat store at 814--320--0466

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

Silent Auction & Mini Craft Show Saturday At St. Bibiana's Catholic Church

A fundraiser for the Galeton Senior Center…“Please come to support our Senior’s and show how much they are appreciated in our community!”

Friday, December 9, 2016

Tax increase expected for McKean County residents

By ALEX DAVIS Era Reporter
Bradford Era

McKean County property owners are expected to be hit by a 1 ¼-mill tax increase next year, something officials indicated they couldn't prevent, even with freezing staff hires and capital project spending.

This week, the county commissioners unveiled the proposed spending plan that calls for a general fund budget of $16,536,425.79, of which $12,602,072.58 is expected to be collected in taxes. In comparison, the 2016 general fund totals $15,981,571.14, with $11,615,480,65 listed as tax revenue.

“The county’s total real estate value was reduced due to Clean and Green rates and tax appeals,” the commissioners said in a letter attached to the proposed budget. “(An) Increase in property values of new construction was not enough to offset these values.” Read more....

US Navy Recruiter Arrested in Connection to a Murder for Hire

Anna Mae Morelli, 89, of Warren, PA

Anna Mae Morelli

Anna Mae Morelli, 89, of Warren, PA, died Thursday morning, December 8, 2016 at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, PA, after a brief illness. 

She was born January 3, 1927 in West Springcreek, Warren Co, PA, to the late Dwight Caleb and Dessie Sterling Powell. She was a longtime Warren area resident and formerly of Titusville area.

She was a member of the Warren, PA Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Starbrick Home Extension Group. She truly loved and trusted in her God Jehovah. 

Her greatest joy in life was being with her family.

She is survived by her 3 children – Michael Morelli, Debbie York and Julia Morelli, 6 Grandchildren – Randall Jr., David, Paul and Linsey York, Crystal and Ruby Yeskey all of Warren, PA, 3 Great Grandchildren – Trenton York of Corry, PA, Tucker York and Jace Dure both of Warren, PA, Miss Ann’s, loving friend and caregiver, Sarah “Francine” Harriger of Sheffield, PA, her granddogs, Daisy Mae, Hank and Ace, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, David Morelli whom she married June 11, 1954 who died Friday, May 6, 2011, 2 Brothers – William and Francis Powell, 1 Sister – Viola Garber, her beloved dog, Duke.

A private graveside service will be conducted at the convenience of the family at Sanford Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 201 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA, 16365. 

 E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

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

Effort Continues To Reclaim Gasoline Leaked From Kwik Fill Storage Tank In Kane

Members of the NPHS Mock Trial team met with their Attorney Adviser, Karen Cahilly On Friday

Blossburg Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash On Cherry Flats Road

At 5:34 PM on Friday, Blossburg Fire Dept & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 3588 Cherry Flats Road in Covington Township for a 2  vehicle crash.


Eldred First Church of God is holding their annual Cookie Walk Saturday, December 10 from 9 AM till 1 PM.

The public is invited to attend this event. You choose from a variety of homemade cookies at $5 per dozen.

Lots of varieties. The church is located at 142 Main Street in Eldred.

Funds raised at this event support various outreach ministries of the church.

Martha A. Clark, 84, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of 400 Spring St.

Martha A. Clark

Martha A. Clark, 84, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of 400 Spring St., died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor on Friday morning, December 9, 2016. 

She was born May 10, 1932 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Albert and Nettie Arvona Card. She married the late Herman Clark, Jr. 

Mrs. Clark loved cooking and playing guitar with her brother Ralph and her nephew Jack. She always enjoyed going to yard sales. 

Survived by two daughters, Debbie (Dale) Catalone and Donna Clark, both of Emporium; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nettie Arvona Card, her husband, Herman Clark, Jr., two sisters, Mabel Whitehead and Audrey Clark, four brothers, Orville, Forest, Ralph and Albert Card. 

There will be No Visitation. 

A Private Memorial Graveside Service will be held, according to her wishes, at the Newton Cemetery. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Mt. Jewett, Kane & Wilcox Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 219

At 4:41 PM on Friday, Mt. Jewett Fire Rescue & Ambulance with Kane medic dispatched to the area of 1438 Rt. 219 for a 2 vehicle crash with possibly 4 patients. 
Jones Township Ambulance has also been dispatched. The location is near the county line.

Smethport Fire Police Dispatched To Rt. 6 For Vehicle In Ditch

At 3:19 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Police have been dispatched to Rt. 6, just east of the McKean County jail for a vehicle in the ditch.

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Learn the true beauty of America at the top of Pikes Peak, a stunning backdrop to Colorado Springs. As you travel throughout the national parks, you will constantly be amazed by each area we visit. This is truly a trip of a lifetime, and the best part is you do not need a passport! 

Trip highlights include: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Junction, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Colorado National Monument, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and Garden of the Gods.

The trip is June 23 – July 1, 2017, but make your reservation by December 22, 2016, and save $170 per person! A deposit of $250 per person is due upon reservation, and final payment is due by April 24, 2017. Visit or call 814-274-4877 for more information.

Perjury charges filed against son who changed his story at father's Elk County arson trial

By Katie Weidenboerner 
DuBois Courier Express
RIDGWAY – Perjury charges have been brought against a son who made false statements under oath during his father’s September arson trial.

Anthony Karl Milliard, 33, of SCI Benner Township in Bellefonte, is charged by state police with perjury, hindering apprehension or prosecution, and false swearing.

Charges were filed Tuesday with District Judge James L. Martin of Johnsonburg. Read more...

Kane Dispatched For Vehicle Into Pole On Rt. 321 South

At 1:50 PM on Friday, Kane Fire Dept.  & ambulance have been dispatched to intersection of East Hemlock Avenue and Rt. 321 for a vehicle into a pole. Was first reported as no injuries, now calling for patient evaluation.


BRADFORD, Pa. -- A new minor area of study at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will examine Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.

The new minor consolidates previous minors in Gender Studies and Women’s Studies while integrating coursework addressing the topic of sexuality.

The new curriculum and introductory course, Introduction to Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, were created by an administrative council composed of Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing and program coordinator; Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan, assistant professor of political science; Stephanie Eckstrom, coordinator of the Master of Social Work program at Pitt-Bradford; Dr. Tammy Haley, associate professor of nursing; and Dr. Tracee Howell, assistant professor of English.

Program faculty are actively engaged in research, scholarship, and writing projects linked to gender, sexuality and women’s studies.

In addition to the introductory course, students will select five additional courses from a list of nearly two dozen classes that includes choices such as Latina Writers, LGBTQ Politics and Sociology of Gender. Many courses required for the minor also satisfy general education requirements students must meet.

In general, the curriculum explores the impact of social, cultural, historic, economic, and political influences on identity, the fluidity of gender identity and sexuality, and the intersections of gender identity and sexuality with other aspects of identity.

The minor also seeks to raise awareness about the experiences, economic conditions, contributions, and human rights concerns of women and members of the LBGTQ community.

Students will be encouraged to participate in applied experiences such as service learning, internships, research, and study abroad to expose them to gender identity and sexuality in multicultural and international contexts.

“A unique aspect of the minor is that it helps to integrate identity and embrace diversity, inclusion, and global perspectives in both the curriculum and in related programming on the campus,” McCabe said.

Members of the administrative council are already involved in and will help organize events for Women’s History Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National Coming Out Day, the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and Safe Zone trainings for the campus and community.

For more information on the minor, contact McCabe at 814-362-0785 or

Lafayette Dispatched To Rt. 219 Crash

At 12:43 PM on Friday, Lafayette Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 219 South near Sand Road for a one vehicle crash off the roadway. One patient with a nose injury.