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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Federal Judge Grants Emergency Stay For Some Immigrants Affected By Trump's Ban

NCAA DIII MBB Score: Pitt-Bradford 79, Franciscan 71

By Scott Elliott
Panthers Hold on to Defeat Franciscan

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Three players scored in the double-figures, led by Evan Greening’s team-high 23 points, and the Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball team defeated Franciscan Saturday, 79-71.

The Panthers as a team posted their besting shooting performance of the season, hitting at a 53 percent clip from the floor. Pitt-Bradford never trailed, but the Barons shot 56 percent and hit 7-13 three-pointers to remain within striking distance throughout the contest.

The defense fueled the offense, as the Panthers totaled 11 steals and forced 20 turnovers. Pitt-Bradford scored 26 points off those miscues and netted nine second-chance points despite being outrebounded.

Greening was 11-19 from the field and pulled down 17 rebounds to record his 15th double-double of the season. Manny Welch scored 17 points, including knocking down a late three with the Panthers leading by four, and Fateem Brockington added 15 points.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 9-9 on the season and evens its AMCC record at 6-6. The Panthers return to action Wednesday at D’Youville.  

Greening 11-1-5-23, Welch 5-4-4-17, Brockington 4-7-8-15, Kelly-Perkins 4-0-1-9, Kinsey 2-2-2-7, Harris 3-0-1-6, Haenel 1-0-0-2, Atkinson 0-0-1-0, Niedermeyer 0-0-1-0, Sutton 0-0-0-0. 30-14-23-79.
Sablan 9-6-10-26, Mendicino 4-1-2-12, Holmes 5-2-4-12, Schriner 3-0-1-7, David 2-0-0-5, Trent 2-1-2-5, York 1-0-0-2, Foldi 1-0-0-2, Jarmusik 0-0-0-0, Mersch 0-0-0-0. 27-10-19-71.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 37-35
3-Point FG's: Pitt-Bradford - Welch 3, Kelly-Perkins 1, Kinsey 1; Franciscan - Mendicino 3, Sablan 2, Schriner 1, David 1.

Men Facing Charges After Traffic Stop On Rt. 219

Shinglehouse Man Injured When ATV Rolls Over Near Blauvelt Hollow

Argument Turned Physical Results In Charges For Both Participants In Coudersport Borough

Franklinville Dispatched For Crash Into Tree On Laidlaw Road

At 8:17 PM on Saturday, Franklinville Fire & Ambulance with Olean 10 medic dispatched to Laidlaw Road near Humphrey Road for a car into a tree with injury & entrapment.

Ulysses Woman Unhurt In Crash Into Tree On Main Street

Smethport Driver Hits Pole On Pithole Road

Port Allegany Driver Fails To Stop At Intersection, Goes Airborne Over 2 Sets Of RR Tracks

Troopers Called For Altercation Between 2 Boys At Northern Potter High School

Emporium State Police Investigate Threats

Wellsboro Dispatched To Vehicle Into Creek Off Heisey Run Road

At 7:02 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 846 Heisey Run Road for a vehicle into the creek with unknown injuries.
7:13 PM--RECALLED by command.

Kevin James O’Boyle, 53, of Pump Station Road, Alma, NY

Kevin James O’Boyle

Wellsville, NY - Kevin James O’Boyle of the Pump Station Road passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday January 27, 2017. 

He was born on March 3, 1963 in Manhasset to James Warner and Betty Eileen Reinisch O’Boyle.

Kevin was a former resident to Kane, Pennsylvania from where he graduated from High School in 1981. In 1987 Kevin graduated from Penn State University and began his career at Air Preheater in Wellsville where he currently was the Director of Research and Development. 

Kevin loved to fish. He especially enjoyed fishing with his family in the Kane, PA. area and near the Kinzua Dam. Kevin was very much about his children and his beloved grandson.

Survivors include his son Jeffrey (Samantha) O’Boyle of Wellsville; his daughter, Sara O’Boyle of Rexville; his mother, Betty O’Boyle of Kane, PA.; his grandson Liam O’Boyle; his sister, Daria (James) Byham of Kane, PA.; the mother of his children, Annette Meunier of Rexville; several nieces and nephews.

Kevin was predeceased by his father, James O’Boyle and his sister, Debra Nourse.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. 

On Wednesday friends are invited to call at the Cummings Funeral Home in Kane, PA. from 2 to 3 pm, followed by a graveside service at 3:30 pm in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane, PA.

Memorials in Kevin’s name may be made to the Air Preheater Benevolent Club, 3020 Truax Road, Wellsville, NY. 14895.

To leave online condolences please visit

Corydon & Lafayette Dispatched To Vehicle Crash

At 6:10 PM on Saturday, Corydon & Lafayette Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 321 & West Washington Street for a one vehicle crash with unknown injuries or entrapment.
6:17 PM--RECALLED by Chief 19

Uni-Mart Armed Robbery 101 Bridge Street, Jersey Shore Borough

Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department


Uni-Mart Armed Robbery
101 Bridge Street, Jersey Shore Borough

On 1/28/2017 at approximately 01:22 am a white male entered the Uni-Mart, displayed a handgun, and ordered the store clerk to hand over the money. The suspect was wearing a black ski mask, jacket with light colored sleeves, blue jeans, black shoes and had a large revolver style firearm. After securing an undisclosed amount of cash from the clerk the suspect took off on foot.

If anyone was in the area and noticed anything possibly related to the robbery, please contact the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department at 570-398-2146 or 570-329-4060. Please do not post any information you may have on our Facebook Page.

Fire Marshal: $30,000 Damage At Raught's Country Kitchen Structure Fire In East Smethport

NCAA DIII WBB Score: Pitt-Bradford 81, Franciscan 66

By Scott Elliott
Panthers Win Second Straight, Defeat Franciscan

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team won its second straight game Saturday, downing Franciscan on the road, 81-66.

The Panthers built a 16-point halftime lead and led for all but 26 seconds. For the game, they shot 42 percent from the floor, hitting eight threes, and scored 18 points off 17 Franciscan turnovers.

The Barons were just 6-20 from long-range and surrendered 21 offensive rebounds. Pitt-Bradford held a 49-34 advantage on the boards and was 17-24 from the free throw line.

Ali Rinfrette led the Blue and Gold with 27 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals. Brittany Watts totaled 20 points, hitting 9-11 shots, and Anna Colebert added 14. Stephanie Maciag pulled down 14 rebounds and had nine points off the bench.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 11-8 on the season and 8-4 in the AMCC. The Panthers will look to make it three straight when they travel to D’Youville Wednesday for a 6 p.m. contest.

Rinfrette 9-6-7-27, Watts 9-2-6-20, Colebert 35-1-1-14, Lantz 3-2-4-9, Maciag 1-6-6-9, Stringer 1-0-0-2, Owens 0-0-0-0, Guengerich 0-0-0-0, Collins 0-0-0-0, Isenberg 0-0-0-0. 28-17-24-81.
Baierl 6-3-3-20, Sonneberger 7-1-3-15, Stead 4-5-5-14, Schriner 3-1-2-7, B. Roach 1-1-2-3, DeJesus 1-1-3-3, Ames 1-0-0-2, Vaughn 1-0-0-2, J. Roach 0-0-0-0. 24-12-18-66.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 42-26
3-Point FG’s: Pitt-Bradford – Rinfrette 3, Colebert 3, Lantz 1, Maciag 1; Franciscan – Bairel 5, Stead 1.

Bill Pekarski: Day 150, Living life on my terms

Bill Pekarski:

Day 150, Living life on my terms.

I just spent the last hour looking over all of my writings in the “Living life on my terms” project and I am amazed at what it has become.

What started out as a way to help myself focus on improving my own health and awareness has become a historical and inspirational focus on the people, places, and happenings around all of us. I enjoy celebrating the people and events that have shaped us as well as trying to offer advice and hope for people who need it. When I look around and see people hurting it makes me realize how lucky I am to have the gift of words and an outlet to reach so many.

Now I am here at day 150; that is 150 days of progress and moving forward with my life. I have to chuckle when I look at my first few writings compared to what I am doing now. The quality of my writing has, in my humble opinion, greatly improved. I enjoy recognizing and honoring the everyday things and the common man (or woman).

The letters, cards, phone calls, and messages I receive continue to inspire me and refresh my spirit. Honestly, I feel insignificant when compared to most of my subject matters, so when I receive the positive feedback it is truly appreciated.

I think the greatest outcome is when people read my stories and then take action to appreciate and sometimes reconnect with others in their own lives. I have heard from many who have received “thinking of you” style cards and letters. That simple act of kindness meant so much to them and brightened their day.

Maybe I focus too much on the past, but I feel that it is important to understand and pay homage to the past because that is what makes us who we are today. Of course, deep down I really hope that much of what is gone could reincarnate to the present. It may seem to be cliché, but you really don’t know what you’ve got until it is gone.

On day one, I recognized the staff at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for everything they did to finally get my lungs clear and functioning better. Since that stay, I have continued to improve and manage to stay away from being an inpatient. Nothing I have done would have been possible without them.

The first person that I honored was my best friend growing up, Tony Mack. Every time I hear the Loverboy song “Turn Me Loose” I picture cruising around in his van. I think his memory will always inspire me.

I have dedicated many days to my mother and father. They did their best to raise a family through difficult times; often forgoing their own needs and wants in order to provide for us. I could actually justify dedicating every day to them.

I have been influenced by many different teachers over the years and I have been able to write about many of them. Luckily, there are many more stories waiting to be recorded and shared.

Some of my stories have allowed me to introduce friends from throughout my life to people with whom they might not ever meet otherwise. It is a pleasure for me to be able to write about them so everyone can get an appreciation of just how wonderful they are.

Then there is community. The idea of community encapsulates so much more than just an area. It is the people, businesses, and events of our everyday lives that enrich each of us. Personally, I am nothing without my community of Coudersport and Potter County. I am proud to be a mountain boy who played in the creek, baled hay in the fields, sat outside at night listening to the peepers and looked at the stars while dreaming about what could be.

Today I dedicate my progress to 150 days of people and memories, as well as the multitude that are waiting to be written in future days. I want to thank everyone for all of the support given to me throughout this quest. As I said on day one; “I just ask you to continue to pray and walk beside me!”


The new attractions across Route 6 offer a bit of something for everyone; history buffs, adventure seekers and cultural enthusiasts will all find another reason to visit US Route 6 in Pennsylvania this year.

Route 6 hiStory Tours: Albion, Edinboro, Waterford, Union City and Corry (Erie County) - Discover the people, places, architectural treasures and historical sites of 5 Erie County communities with a cell phone audio tour. MM 00N – 27N, MM 46-66.

Machine Gun Adventures at ACME Ammo: 10 Derrick Road, Bradford (McKean County)
Experience the pulse-pounding thrill of fully automatic shooting. Their private outdoor range is set in the beautiful Allegheny National Forest region, offering machine gun adventures in a variety of packages. Experience firing the world’s most advanced military and anti-terrorist weapons. Select the Urban Assault package, Super Spy, The Gamer, the Battle of the Bulge, or create your own custom package. North on Rt. 219 near MM 132.

The Classics Vintage RV Park at the Allegheny River Campground, US Route 6 West, Roulette (Potter County) – Take a trip back to the 1960’s. Classic travel trailers are now available for rent along the Allegheny River. The trailers provides an authentic and unique lodging experience, painstakingly restored with some modern interior twists. Near MM 171

American Indian Cultural Center at the Belize Fund, 162 Melrose Rd, Susquehanna (Susquehanna County) – Features a
variety of art and artifacts from cultures living from New York to Arizona, primarily focusing on the Susquehannock Tribe. Grand opening is March 25, 2017. Take Rt. 92N between MM 314-315.

Carbondale Riverwalk and BikeCarbondale (Lackawanna County) - Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV) will open the
Carbondale Riverwalk, a 1.2 mile section of trail that will give Lackawanna River Heritage Trail users a direct link from Carbondale to the D&H Rail-Trail. BikeCarbondale, a free bike share program hosted by LHV, will launch in conjunction with the grand opening of the Carbondale Riverwalk. MM 344.

Slingshot Rides Around Lake Wallenpaupack (Wayne County) – Explore the Lake Wallenpaupack region including Route 6
through Hawley on a Polaris Slingshot dual seat driving machine – not really a motorcycle or a car. Half-day and full day rentals are now available through the Stock Car Racing Experience. Hawley and Lake Wallenpaupack are MM 268-370.

For more information on more exciting activities along the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, contact the PA Route 6 Alliance – 814-435-7706.

Olean Police Arrest Fugitive On Drug Charges

Yesterday at approximately 4:00 p.m. Olean Police Street Crimes Unit members arrested 37 year old Larry L. Hicks of 228 N. 5th st., Olean for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, a B Felony for possessing 7 Grams of Cocaine and 4 Grams of Crack with a street value of approximately $1400. 

Investigators received a tip that Hicks was staying at this location and a check of Mr. Hicks name revealed that there was an outstanding arrest warrant from Chautauqua County for Criminal Possession of a loaded firearm stemming from a previous incident in Jamestown. 

Hicks was taken into custody at 228 N. 5th St. without incident and transported to the Olean Police station where he is awaiting arraignment. Hicks will be turned over to Chautauqua County at some point to answer his charges there.

Wellsville Police Identify Victim of Fatal House Fire

Wellsville Daily Reporter

WELLSVILLE - Village police this morning identified the victim in Friday's fatal at 28 S. Broad St. as Victor W. Fiske, 71, who lived there. The investigation continues, with county and state investigators at the scene, assisted by the Wellsville Police Department.

NCPBA Beekeeping Seminar

PFBC Adds Six Waters to Popular Keystone Select Stocked Trout Program

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PFBC Adds Six Waters to Popular Keystone Select Stocked Trout Program
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Jan. 24) – Anglers will have additional opportunities to catch 14”-20” trophy trout this season after the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today at its quarterly business meeting that it is adding six new waters to the popular Keystone Select Stocked Trout Program.

“The Keystone Select Program has proven to be a big hit with our customers,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “It added an element of excitement to trout fishing and has helped establish the waters as destination fisheries, drawing anglers from all over and providing economic boosts to the local communities. Adding these new waters will make 2017 an even better fishing season.”

The six new waters include:

  • Berks County, Tulpehocken Creek, Section 7 (1.84 miles)
  • Cambria County, Chest Creek, Section 3 (1.80 miles)
  • Fulton County, Big Cove Creek, Section 3 (0.93 miles)
  • Luzerne County, Harveys Creek, Section 4 (1.70 miles)
  • McKean County, Kinzua Creek, Section 4 (2.29 miles)
  • Venango County, Oil Creek, Section 7 (1.55 miles)

The original eight waters include:

  • Chester County, Middle Branch White Clay Creek, Section 3 (1.67 miles)
  • Dauphin County, Wiconisco Creek, Section 3 (0.74 miles)
  • Lackawanna/Wyoming Counties, South Branch Tunkhannock Creek, Section 4 (0.99 miles)
  • Lawrence County, Neshannock Creek, Section 3 (2.67 miles)
  • Lycoming County, Loyalsock Creek, Section 5 (1.49 miles)
  • Potter County, First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek, Section 4 (1.67 miles)
  • Somerset County, Laurel Hill Creek, Section 3 (2.33 miles)
  • Westmoreland County, Loyalhanna Creek, Section 3 (1.67 miles)

Under the program, approximately 4,500 large trout will be distributed among the 14 waters. The trout will be stocked at a rate of 175 to 225 per mile, which is comparable to the numbers of similarly sized fish in Pennsylvania’s best wild trout waters.

The waters are regulated under Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) regulations, which provides the opportunity to catch these fish multiple times. Under DHALO regulations, waters are open to fishing year-round, but anglers can harvest trout only between June 15 and Labor Day and the trout have to be a minimum of nine inches. For the rest of the year, these waters are managed on a catch-and-release-only basis and the creel limit is zero. Tackle is limited to artificial lures and flies.

The large trout will be stocked during the preseason and in-season spring stocking periods to coincide with the period of peak angler use. Both of these stockings will include a number of these larger fish. The PFBC website or FishBoatPA app should be consulted for the actual stocking dates.

Also today, Commissioners proposed easing regulations and removing the closed season on Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass in the middle and lower Susquehanna and lower Juniata rivers, allowing anglers to practice catch-and-release fishing for the popular species from May 1 through mid-June. Harvesting would still be prohibited throughout the year, and tournaments would remain banned during the bass spawning period from mid-April to mid-June period, like all other waters of the Commonwealth.

A closed season for all bass has been in place since 2012 on approximately 98 miles of the Susquehanna River from Sunbury downstream to the Holtwood Dam and on 31.7 miles of the Juniata River from Port Royal downstream to the mouth. It followed action in 2011 which imposed catch-and-immediate-release regulations on the same sections.

Surveys conducted from 2013-2016 revealed increasing numbers of adult Smallmouth Bass compared to severely reduced numbers collected from 2005-2012. The proposed regulation change will be open for a 60-day public comment period after it is published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Three public meetings also will be held during the comment period to solicit input. If approved on final rulemaking, the proposed changes would take effect in 2018.

In other action today, the Board:

  • Approved the purchase of an easement of approximately 1,050 linear feet along Conneaut Creek in Spring Township, Crawford County, for $20,000. The easement area is located off of Fisher Road.
  • Approved the purchase of an easement of approximately 250 linear feet along Elk Creek in Fairview Township, Erie County, for $3,750. The easement area is located off of Luther Road across the stream from Folly’s End Campground.
  • Authorized a $154,903 grant from the Erie Access Improvement Program to McKean Township, Erie County, and the Lake Erie Region Conservancy to make improvements to their adjoining properties along Elk Creek in McKean and Fairview townships. These properties total approximately 88 acres and are located off of West and Peffer roads near the PFBC’s Sterrettania access on Elk Creek. The grant is part of a multi-phase plan to create a year-round recreation area for local residents and visitors. The township plans to contribute $25,000 to the project and has requested additional funding from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Erie County Greenways Program.
  • Adopted a regulatory amendment which places catch and release regulations on Glade Run Lake in Butler County for all fish except trout. The PFBC will begin reestablishing warm and coolwater fisheries in 2017 by stocking forage fish and gamefish. This process will continue for several years. Adult catchable trout will be stocked beginning in spring of 2017.
  • Approved a final rulemaking order which opens Harvey’s Lake in Luzerne County to year-round fishing but prohibits harvesting trout from March 1 to the opening day of trout season. Under the current regulations, the 658-acre lake is closed to all fishing for a two-week period from April 1 to the opening day of trout season. Trout harvest is permitted at all other times of the year. A number of area residents have asked to open the lake to year-round fishing, as it supports excellent fisheries for Black Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Rock Bass and Bluegill. The change will take effect upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
  • Added 99 waters to the list of wild trout streams, revised the section limits of seven waters, and removed one water. The list can be found on the PFBC website.
  • Added 26 stream sections to the list of Class A wild trout streams. The list can be found on the PFBC website.
  • Approved a proposal to continue stocking Section 4 of Bald Eagle Creek in Centre County, which is classified as a Class A wild trout stream. The 5.72-mile section begins in the Borough of Milesburg and extends to the inlet of Foster Joseph Sayers Lake and is extremely popular during the traditional spring stocked trout season. It also receives a significant volume of cold water from Spring Creek and therefore supports a robust wild Brown Trout population and year-round fishing opportunities for wild Brown Trout and stocked fingerlings and adult stocked Rainbow Trout.
  • Approved a grant of up to $115,000 to the Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a habitat restoration project on Snitz Creek, Lebanon County. The stream suffers from bank erosion and heavy sedimentation with limited instream habitat for fish. The project will include stabilizing streambanks to reduce erosion, installing instream habitat structures to provide cover and resting areas for trout, removing invasive plant species, and installing fencing and a cattle crossing to control livestock movement in the stream.

G2 Gymnastics – Erie Results

Recently, G2 Gymnastics of Shinglehouse traveled to Erie, PA for the 16th Annual Stars and Stripes Invitational hosted by Erie Gymnastics Center. This was the largest competition of the season for G2 as the event hosted over 1,800 athletes representing almost 60 USA Gymnastics Clubs from PA, NY, OH VA, WV, and Canada. Thirty-five members represented G2 Gymnastics at the large event. The level 2’s walked away with 3rd place in the team division while Level 3’s brought home 4th place. 

G2 received over 110 individual awards including all around champions: Hannah Fleniken and Kara Longo; and event champions: vault -Aeralyn Salada, Skylar Waid, Irelyn Rounsville, Danica Yates, Kara Longo and Emma Saulter; bars -Addison Amidon, Hannah Fleniken, and Corinne Waid; beam -Kara Longo; and floor –Kendra Niver and Emma Saulter. Seven year old Irelyn Rounsville earned the new record high score for G2 gymnastics on vault with a 9.85, and Corinne Waid qualified to the Level 4 State competition that will be held this spring.

G2 Gymnastics will continue their training as they are in the heart of their competition season. They will be attending the Climb High Invitational in Williamport in January and the Comedy Classic in Falconer, NY in February.

If you are interested in a great small town, family operated program, we invite you to join our gym family. We offer classes starting at 3 years old including preschool, progressive, and competitive programs. No experience necessary! We also offer sibling and bring a friend discounts. We provide open registration – Pre-register at any time during our session at or email for more information. Our current session runs through February 11th. Classes fill up quickly so please register asap!

Top 3 All Around Winners:
1st Place: Hannah Fleniken, , Kara Longo; 2nd Place: Aeralyn Salada, Kendra Niver, Emma Saulter; 3rd Place: Addison Amidon, Adelyn Walker, Teigan White, Kaylee Oswald.

Top 3 Event Winners:
VAULT: 1st Place: Aeralyn Salada, Skylar Waid, Irelyn Rounsville, Danica Yates, Kara Longo, Emma Saulter; 2nd Place: Adelyn Walker; 3rd Place: Hannah Fleniken, Sayedie-Skye Fields.
BARS: 1st Place: Addison Amidon, Hannah Fleniken, Corinne Waid; 2nd Place: Skylar Waid, Kendra Niver, Teigan White; 3rd Place: Adelyn Walker, Emily Proctor, Kira Lee, Danica Yates, Emma Saulter
BEAM: 1st Place: Kara Longo; 2nd Place: Aeralyn Salada, Hannah Fleniken, Emily Proctor, Kaylee Oswald; 3rd Place: Kendra Niver, Kira Lee, Emma Chambers, Irelyn Rounsville, Madison Errick, Maddison Gietler
FLOOR: 1st Place: Kendra Niver, Emma Saulter; 2nd Place: Aeralyn Salada, Morgan Mattison, Kaylee Oswald; 3rd Place: Adelyn Walker, Teigan White, Brielle Fidurko

9.0 CLUB:
VAULT: Level 2: Aeralyn Salada-9.20, Skylar Waid-9.10, Hannah Fleniken-9.0; Level 3:Irelyn Rounsville-9.85, Madison-9.15, Danica Yates-9.25; XG: Kara Longo-9.0; Level 6: Emma Saulter-9.25
BARS: Level 3: Danica Yates-9.0; Level 4: Corinne Waid-9.20; XG: Kara Longo-9.325
BEAM: XG: Kara Longo-9.375
FLOOR: Level 2: Kendra Niver-9.0; Level 6: Emma Saulter-9.025

34.00: Level 2:Adelyn Walker-34.10, Hannah Fleniken-34.05, Emily Proctor-34.475, Teigan White-34.60; Level 3:Irelyn Rounsville-34.675, Danica Yates-34.70; Level 6: Selin Sumer-34.30
35.00: Level 6: Emma Saulter-35.55
36.00: XG: Kara Longo-36.55

Full Meet Results:
Kate Mitchell: vault-7.40-4th, bars-6.30, beam-7.50-4th, floor-7.80-4th, AA-29.00-6th
Aeralyn Salada: vault-9.20-1st, bars-6.90-4th, beam-8.65-2nd, floor-8.30-2nd, AA-33.05-2nd
Addison Amidon: vault-8.05, bars-8.175-1st, beam-7.975-4th, floor-7.80, AA-32.00-3rd
Mia Shaffer: vault-8.40-5th, bars-7.50, beam-8.25, floor-8.20, AA-32.35-8th
Adelyn Walker: vault-8.85-2nd, bars-8.00-3rd, beam-8.55-5th, floor-8.70-3rd, AA-34.10-3rd
Morgan Mattison: vault-8.35, bars-7.10-5th, beam-8.25, floor-8.85-2nd, AA-32.55-5th
Skylar Waid: vault-9.10-1st, bars-7.45-2nd, beam-7.40, floor-8.50-5th, AA-32.45-7th
Madison Cady: vault-8.85-4th, bars-6.85-6th, beam-8.40-6th, floor-8.05, AA-32.15-9th
Sara DeLong: vault-8.10, bars-7.20-4th, beam-8.65-4th, floor-8.325-6th, AA-32.275-8th
Hannah Fleniken: vault-9.00-3rd, bars-7.75-1st, beam-8.75-2nd, floor-8.55-4th, AA-34.05-1st
Kendra Niver: vault-8.85-4th, bars-7.45-2nd, beam-8.675-3rd, floor-9.0-1st, AA-33.975-2nd
Emily Proctor: vault-8.75-5th, bars-8.25-3rd, beam-8.90-2nd, floor-8.575-4th, AA-34.475-4th
Sayedie-Skye Fields: vault-8.90-3rd, bars-5.30, beam-8.175, floor-8.15, AA-30.525-10th
Emily Schultz-Cone: vault-8.60-6th, bars-8.20-4th, beam-8.25-6th, floor-7.80, AA-32.85-8th
Teigan White: vault-8.85-4th, bars-8.525-2nd, beam-8.575-4th, floor-8.65-3rd, AA-34.60-3rd
Kira Lee: vault-7.55, bars-8.25-3rd, beam-8.65-3rd, floor-8.525-5th, AA-32.975-7th
Emma Chambers: vault-8.35, bars-8.0-6th, beam-8.65-3rd, floor-8.35, AA-33.35-6th

Irelyn Rounsville: vault-9.85-1st, bars-7.75, beam-8.625-3rd, floor-8.45-4th, AA-34.675-5th
Madison Errick: vault-9.15-4th, bars-7.75, beam-8.75-3rd, floor-8.175-5th, AA-33.825-5th
Jaden Dunbar: vault-8.65, bars-7.275, beam-7.60, floor-7.525, AA-31.05-9th
Brielle Fidurko: vault-8.90, bars-7.20, beam-8.0, floor-8.275-3rd, AA-32.375-8th
Kaylee Oswald: vault-8.50, bars-8.40-5th, beam-8.65-2nd, floor-8.40-2nd, AA-33.95-3rd
Hanna Wysocki: vault-8.75-5th, bars-7.55-4th, beam-8.175, floor-8.15, AA-32.625-7th
Genecis Easton: vault-8.05, bars-7.85-5th, beam-8.05, floor-8.325-5th, AA-32.275-8th
Maddison Gietler: vault-8.70, bars-7.55, beam-8.70-3rd, floor-7.30, AA-32.25-7th
Natalie McDowell: vault-8.40, bars-8.65, beam-7.80, floor-6.95, AA-31.80-7th
Danica Yates: vault-9.25-1st, bars-9.0-3rd, beam-8.40, floor-8.05, AA-34.70-4th

Ashley Oswald: vault-8.55-6th, bars-7.65, beam-8.825, floor-8.90-4th, AA-33.925
Anna Schuessler: vault-8.85-4th, bars-5.75, beam-7.0, floor-8.30, AA-29.90
Corinne Waid: vault-8.35-5th, bars-9.20-1st, beam-7.50, floor-8.80-4th, AA-33.85-4th
Samantha Proctor: vault-7.275, bars-6.90, beam-8.825-6th, floor-8.05, AA-31.075

Kara Longo: vault-9.0-1st, bars-9.325-5th, beam-9.375-1st, floor-8.85, AA-36.55-1st
Laci Miller: vault-8.50-5th, bars-8.55, beam-7.85, floor-8.55, AA-33.45
Selin Sumer: vault-8.55, bars-8.70, beam-8.65, floor-8.40, AA-34.30
Emma Saulter: vault-9.25-1st, bars-8.70-3rd, beam-8.575, floor-9.025-1st, AA-35.55-2nd

Pictured L-R
Front Row: Kate Mitchell, Mia Shaffer, Adelyn Walker, Kendra Niver, Madison Errick, Aeralyn Salada, Irelyn Rounsville
2nd Row: Sayedie-Skye Fields, Skylar Waid, Teigan White, Kaylee Oswald, Natalie McDowell, Emily Proctor, Morgan Mattison, Brielle Fidurko, Jaden Dubar, Genecis Easton
3rd Row: Maddison Gietler, Emily Schultz-Cone, Danica Yates, Emma Chambers, Kara Longo, Selin Sumer, Emma Saulter, Laci Miller, Anna Schuessler, Samantha Proctor, Hannah Fleniken, Sara DeLong
Back Row: Hanna Wysocki, Corinne Waid, Ashley Oswald
Missing from photo: Addison Amidon, Madison Cady, Kira Lee

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 1:36 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Cole Manor for a medical emergency.

DEP Permit Application For JKLM Filed

Jones Township Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash With Injury

At 12:54 PM on Saturday, Jones Township Fire Dept. & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 3332 Bendigo Road for a one vehicle crash with injury. A 50's male has suffered a head injury.



Pennsylvania American Water is committed to providing quality, reliable water service to customers takes this situation very seriously. All of the current activities are focused on verifying that this is a temporary condition and replenishing the system with odor free drinking water.

The company’s ongoing sampling results confirm that the drinking water is well within the compliance regulations set by the EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

“The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been working with Pennsylvania American Water throughout this situation and has found no signs of contaminants,” said Northwest Pa DEP Operations Section Chief Matt Postlewaite. “The Department is satisfied that Pennsylvania American Water is taking the appropriate sampling and analysis steps to ensure the safety of Kane’s drinking water.”

While our sampling results have confirmed that the condition does not constitute a health threat, a water tanker is located behind the Kane Fire Hall at 50 Poplar Street to ease inconvenience. The tanker is available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. until further notice. Containers are now available at the tanker.

Crews are continuing to flush parts of the distribution system today and at the plant to help resolve the situation as quickly as possible. If customers experience cloudy or discolored water, run water until it clears before using. This should typically take only a few minutes.

Pennsylvania American Water is conducting additional testing through its parent company (American Water)’s nationally renowned, EPA-accredited, laboratory in Belleville, Illinois, on the source and treated water.

Samples were collected from the company’s two reservoirs supporting the water Treatment and sent to Bellville yesterday. These reservoirs have been deluged with runoff during the last several storms.

Pennsylvania American Water reported on Friday, January 27, 2017, that the results from samples collected from its Kane Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, confirm no detection of any potential contaminants.

The results confirmed that the current water condition is not a result of industrial pollution, pesticides, or the gasoline leak that occurred at the Kwik Fill on Fraley Street this past December. Results also indicate that this event is a result of a still unknown naturally occurring event, which may have been caused by the unseasonal warm weather and recent heavy rains.

Pennsylvania American Water will be issuing additional updates as needed through our website, community leaders and the media. We thank our customers for their patience as we work to identify the cause of this temporary condition and restore the quality of their water.

Larry E. WHEATON, 60, of Westfield, PA


Larry E. WHEATON, 60, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, January 27, 2017 in Ulysses, PA. 

Born May 16, 1956, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Keith E. and Evelyn D. Wynick Wheaton. 

He was employed by Westfield Tanning Co. 

Surviving are: two children, Nate (Elizabeth) Wheaton and Shelly Wheaton, both of Woodhull, NY; five grandchildren; a sister, Gwendelenetta S. Hurd of Elkland, PA; a brother, Jeffrey K. Wheaton of Clinton, IL; aunts and cousins. 

 In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Jon R. Wheaton and Michael J. Wheaton. 

There will be no visitation or service. 

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Commissioner Heimel: No Plan To Close Potter County Jail

Very rarely do I mention "official county business" here, but for the record there is no plan afoot to close the Potter County Jail. In a nutshell, McKean County approached Potter about two years ago with an offer to house our male inmates. From a purely economic standpoint, the proposal was worth investigating because operation of our own jail has skyrocketed to a cost of about $1.4 million annually.
State mandates and operating standards are increasing and it is only because our jail is "grandfathered" that we do not have to incur considerably more expense. (A separate argument is whether we should be doing more because it's inherently the right thing to do, whether state-mandated or not).

After exhaustive research and pro/con assessments, as well as candid discussions with many who would be affected and many other measures taken to analyze this matter, as one member of a three-member Board of Commissioners I have concluded that we should decline McKean County's offer and continue to operate our own jail.
An economic case could still be made to close it, but the savings would not be as significant as some people have suggested and there would be other "costs" to pay, including compromises in public safety.

The economic argument may be more compelling if we are able to reduce the number of defendants who must be incarcerated, which is something Judges Minor and Leete as well as DA Watson and many other dedicated public officials have been working on for more than two years.

A very disturbing increase in opiod addiction (including heroin) and its ripple effect on related crime has frustrated this mission to reduce the inmate count. Other factors have also come into play that continue to challenge our team.

Our court system is doing a great job of adapting to changing times and the statewide and national recognition -- Potter County has been a successful pilot model for other rural jurisdictions -- is well-deserved. The overwhelming majority of those successfully completing the DUI Court, Drug Court and Women's Recovery Center programs are doing very well as "productive members of society" (or whatever the buzzwords are these days.) There is also great hope for success of the newest program, a Pre-Trial Diversion initiative that's just now being launched.

I will stop here, but would be eager to share details with anyone who is interested in learning more. I just wanted to put the rumors and concerns to rest from my own perspective as one of three elected officials who have the ultimate say in the future of our county jail. Thank you.

Bertha Mae Greenwalt, 86, of Lawrenceville, PA

Bertha Mae Greenwalt

Bertha Mae Greenwalt, 86, of Lawrenceville, PA, entered into rest on Friday, January 27, 2017.

She was born on October 12, 1930, in Millerton, a daughter of the late Martin and Lulu (Congdon) Steele. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Mildred Kerrick, her brother, James Steele and her two beloved sons, Kenneth Greenwalt in 2006 and Kevin Greenwalt in 2004.

Bertha is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, C. Lee Greenwalt; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Don Kriner, of Lawrenceville, Karen and Scott Keck of Wellsboro; a sister-in-law, Tuy Steele of Arizona; eight grandchildren, Shawn, Steven, Sabrina, Seth, Sterling, Alyssa, Courtney, McKenna; six great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; a nephew and several nieces.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked diligently beside her husband on their dairy farm. She always made family and friends her first priority.

Bertha was an outstanding cook and baker, and no one ever left her kitchen hungry.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Bertha’s life on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 2-4 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will immediately follow with Thad Compton speaking on behalf of the family. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga. 

To send an online condolence, visit

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Duncan Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-01-23 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site PHOENIX 593940 in Duncan Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Red Jacket Energy Llc in Otto Twp, McKean CountyEnvironmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-01-26 to Red Jacket Energy Llc in Otto Twp, McKean county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by the Department or Operator discharged brine or other fluids on or into the ground or into waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Morris Twp, Clearfield County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-01-26 to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Morris Twp, Clearfield county. 78.91(a) - PLUGGING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Upon abandoning a well, the owner or operator failed to plug the well to stop the vertical flow of fluids or gas within the well bore under 25 Pa. Code ?? 78.92 ? 78.98 or an approved alternate method.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Galeton, Germania Dispatched For Structure Fire

At 10:49 AM on Saturday, Galeton & Germania Fire Departments have been dispatched to a structure fire. We were unable to hear the location.
11:27 AM-Wellsboro transfer one engine company for stand by at Galeton.


posted on January 27, 2017




Pennsylvania American Water has a water tanker at the Kane Fire Hall located at 50 Poplar St, in Kane Borough. We encourage customers to bring their own containers.

Water will be available at the fire hall this evening from 7 – 10 p.m. Starting tomorrow, the tanker will be available daily from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. until further notice.

Pennsylvania American Water reported earlier today that the results from samples collected from its Kane Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, confirm no detection of any potential contaminants. The company also said test results continue to remain well within water quality compliance standards regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

The results also confirm that the condition does not constitute a health threat. Pennsylvania American Water conducted additional testing through its parent company (American Water)’s nationally renowned, EPA-accredited, laboratory in Belleville, Illinois, on the source and treated water.

Water quality experts sampled for potential drinking water contaminants, including metals and volatile organic compounds. The results confirmed that the current water condition is not a result of industrial pollution, pesticides, or the gasoline leak that occurred at the Kwik Fill on Fraley Street this past December.

Results also indicate that this event is a result of a still unknown naturally occurring event, which may have been caused by the unseasonal warm weather and recent heavy rains.

Pennsylvania American Water is committed to providing quality, reliable water service to customers and takes this situation very seriously. The company will continue to monitor the situation and conduct ongoing sampling through our Belleville Laboratory, which will be focused on the two reservoirs supporting the water treatment. These reservoirs have been deluged with runoff during the last several storms.

In addition, crews are flushing parts of the distribution system and at the plant to help resolve the situation as quickly as possible. If customers experience cloudy or discolored water, run water until it clears before using. This should typically take only a few minutes.

All of these activities are focused on verifying that this is a temporary condition and replenishing the system with odor free drinking water. Pennsylvania American Water has been working closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and local officials throughout this situation.

Pennsylvania American Water will be issuing additional updates as needed through our website, community leaders and the media. We thank our customers for their patience as we work to identify the cause of this temporary condition and restore the quality of their water.

For more information, contact Pennsylvania American Water's customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.

Hidden Data Suggests Fracking Created Widespread, Systemic Impact in Pennsylvania

Trends Show Impacts Are Getting Worse
by Melissa A. Troutman, Sierra Shamer and Joshua B. Pribanic for Public Herald

After a three-year investigation in Pennsylvania, Public Herald has uncovered evidence of widespread and systemic impacts related to “fracking,” a controversial oil and gas technology.

Ending over a decade of suppression by the state, this evidence is now available to the public for the first time.

In Pennsylvania, the power over fracking rests in the hands of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). When residents observe a problem, they call the Department to report it. That call gets recorded as a “complaint” as required by Chapter 58 § 3218 of the state’s oil and gas act. Read more...

In 2011, Public Herald’s first file request to DEP for complaints never produced a single document, and we learned that complaints were being held as ‘confidential.’ When asked why, an attorney from DEP’s Southwest Regional Office explained that Deputy Secretary Scott Perry didn’t want complaints to ‘cause alarm.’”

After pushing through DEP’s resistance to disclose these records, our team was able to conduct its first file review for complaints in the spring of 2013. Three years later, after more than 50 file reviews, Public Herald has scanned records for 6,819 complaint cases.

Today, due to this work, anyone can access these cases via the Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Complaint Map. See map...

When a person’s water becomes contaminated, the issue isn’t whether impacts from fracking are “widespread” or “systemic.” The issue is far more tangible – you’ve lost your water.  Read the whole article....


I just took these pictures of the water out of my kitchen sink (left) , next to a glass of bottled water. If you're still drinking this shit because they say it's still safe , you need your head examined. The first pic is with no flash. In the second pic, with the flash on, it looks even worse.

Adrielle Cher This water crisis is a result from fracking. This water is permanently destroyed. There is literally nothing we can do, the damage is done, their Natural Gas well mixed
Dimock, PA water after fracking started.
infused with our groundwater source. The only thing we can do is MOVE. There are people all over this Shale region of USA going through this exact same thing. We had the misfortune of experiencing it and it's not safe, it'll pose the threat of long-term health risks if we stay here. It's bullshit that we can't come together as a community and maybe SUE the oil & gas industries for putting us in harms way and totally ruining our water.

NYSP Amity - Man arrested for Criminal Mischief

Adam P. Orpet
On January 24, 2017, Troopers arrested Adam P. Orpet, 36 of Willing, New York for Criminal Mischief.

Subsequent to the investigation into a domestic dispute, Orpet was arrested and charged with one count Criminal Mischief 4th for damaging property and one count of Criminal Mischief 4th for breaking a phone to prevent a 911 call. 

He was processed at SP Amity and arraigned before the Town of Willing Court. He was remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $1000 cash/$2000 bond and is scheduled to reappear before the Court on 2/1/2017 at 5:30PM.

NYSP Machias- Man arrested for Rape of a juvenile

Loren G. Warner
On January 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm, Troopers and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) arrested Loren G. Warner, 27 of Little Valley, NY for Rape 2nd, Criminal Sex Act 2nd and Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors 1st all D-Felony’s.

On January 23, 2017, Troopers were dispatched to a residence in the Town of Farmersville for a possible sex offense. During the investigation it was revealed that Warner had sexual relations with a female 14 year old victim. Warner was taken into custody and processed at SP Machias.

Warner was arraigned and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail on $30,000 bail.

Warner also goes by his middle name Glen.

*This is still an ongoing investigation on possible multiple victims in NY and other states. If you are a victim contact NYSP BCI at 716-353-4029.

West End Trailblazers Snowmobile Club 15th Annual Winterfest Set For January 28th In Roulette, PA .

Join Hamilton's Maple Products For Breakfast Saturdays & Sundays In Ulysses

Immediate Opening For Director Of Maintenance At Lakeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation In Smethport, PA

Coudersport Lions Club 11th Annual Chili For Charity Sunday At Coudersport American Legion

1-29 Burkhouse Public Auction, Bradford, PA

Experienced Snow Plow Driver / Equipment Operator Wanted

Reminder:Open Interviews Today From 12 to 4 PM At Empereon/Constar In Coudersport

Zito Media Has An Opening For A Telephony Systems Administrator In Coudersport, PA

Friday, January 27, 2017

Annual Frigid Adventure Race known as the Frozen Snot to be held in Lock Haven, PA Saturday

Published on Jan 25, 2016
1/23/2016: A quick video of our Frigid Adventure Race known as the Frozen Snot held in Lock Haven, PA. In one word, this race is AWESOME!

Courier Express Reporter Katie Weidenboerner is planning to run this race.
Katie Weidenboerner
Katie Weidenboerner
For more information on this race check out the following links:

Katie Did It!! 43rd place in under 5 hours. 13 1/2 miles of the worst trail run ever!!