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PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-02-10 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

NCAA DIII MBB Score: Penn State Behrend 78, Pitt-Bradford 51

Greening 6-1-2-13, Perkins 3-2-2-9, Brockington 2-0-0-6, Welch 2-2-3-6, Haenel 2-0-0-6, Kinsey 1-2-2-4, Harris 1-0-0-3, Tennies 1-0-0-2, Niedermeyer 1-0-0-2, Atkinson 0-0-0-0, Sutton 0-0-0-0, Reigel 0-0-0-0, Dahlstrand 0-0-0-0, Ferguson 0-0-0-0. 19-7-9-51.
Gorny 8-0-0-19, Pullium 5-6-8-17, McLaughlin 6-0-0-13, Wanker 6-0-0-12, Niland 2-0-0-5, Fischer 1-1-2-4, Scuilli 1-0-0-3, Colpoys 1-0-0-3, Gates 1-0-0-2, Clark 0-0-0-0, Connors 0-0-1-0, Thorsen 0-0-0-0. 31-7-11-78.
Halftime: Penn State Behrend 37-31
3 Point FG's: Pitt-Bradford - Brockington 2, Haenel 2, Perkins 1, Harris 1; Penn State Behrend - Gorny 3, Niland 1, Pullium 1, Fischer 1, Scuilli 1, Colpoys 1, McLaughlin 1.

Hilltop Fire Dept. Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Minard Run Road

At 9:24 PM on Saturday, Hilltop Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to vehicle/deer crash on Minard Run Road at Rt. 646.
Report no injuries.

Tioga & Mansfield Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 15 Northbound

At 9:04 PM on Saturday, Tioga & Mansfield Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 15 in Tioga Township for a vehicle into a guard rail.

NCAA DIII WBB Score: Pitt-Bradford 64, Penn State Behrend 50

Rinfrette 6-7-10-21, Watts 4-3-6-11, Lantz 3-3-6-10, Maciag 4-0-0-8, Owens 3-0-0-6, Stringer 1-0-0-3, Colebert 1-0-0-3, Ragin 1-0-0-2, Guengerich 0-0-0-0, Collins 0-0-0-0. 23-13-22-64.

Chess 4-4-5-12, Kinecki 6-0-0-12, Zielinski 3-1-2-8, Goetz 1-5-8-7, Langhorst 1-2-2-4, Glenn 1-1-4-3, Razzano 0-2-4-2, Woll 0-2-2-2, Boyer 0-0-0-0, Thomas 0-0-0-0. 16-17-27-50.

Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 15-28
3 Point FG's: Pitt-Bradford - Rinfrette 2, Lantz 1, Stringer 1, Colebert 1; Penn State Behrend - Zielinski 1.


Taylor Farms Recalls Chicken and Pork Salad Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Two Taylor Farms establishments, located in Dallas, Texas and in Tracy, California, and headquartered in Salinas, California, are recalling approximately 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm).

Shirley L. Priest, 86, of 6845 Beechwood Rd., Emporium, PA

Shirley L. Priest

Shirley L. Priest, 86, of 6845 Beechwood Rd., Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA Friday (February 10, 2017) night.

She was born December 23, 1930 in Knox, PA a daughter of the late Robert L. and Grace Shepherdson Wenner.

On June 7, 1954 in Emporium, PA she married Donald R. Priest, who survives.

Shirley was the oldest of 14 siblings. She helped raise her brothers and sisters in her early years. 

She retired, after many years of work, from Sylvania in Emporium. After retirement she went to work, working five years at Sheets. She enjoyed canning and was always doing things for other people. 

She also enjoyed being with family and especially spending time with her grandchildren who gave her great pleasure and enjoyment. She like playing bingo and her get-together's with her former coworkers. She looked forward to family functions, weddings and anniversaries.

In addition to her husband Donald R. Priest she is survived by a son, Dana Priest, Truman, PA; daughter, Kathy (Martin) Tully, Thompson, PA; son, Curt (Janine) Priest, Eldred, PA; three grandchildren: Ryan Tully, Meghan (John) Prunier, and Kayla Priest, and two great grandchildren: Kendra Priest and Shaye Prunier. Three brothers, Vivion (Wimp) Wenner, Medina, NY; Robert (Linda) Wenner, Mt. Jewett; Donald (Linda) Wenner, St. Marys and six sister, Shelba Roselli, Georgia; Betty (Dave) DeGray, Florida; Beverly Wenner, Florida; Barbara (Dan) Paget, Johnsonburg; Velma (Bernard) Norlin, Johnsonburg; Sandy (David) Thorwort, Johnsonburg; sister-in-law, Harriet Wenner, Smethport and several, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. and Grace Shepherdson Wenner, two brothers, Darwin and John Wenner, two sisters, Linda Kilhoffer and one in infancy,

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (February 14, 2017) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Christine Groeger, officiating.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home one hour prior to the Service.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Bradford Dispatched To Commercial Building Fire On Congress Street

At 6:32 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a commercial Building Fire at 86 Congress Street. Caller reports smoke in the structure.

Firefighters are looking for the source of the smoke.

Kane Dispatched To Explosion On Dawson Street

At 6:19 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a report of an explosion with smoke in the area of 656 Dawson Street.

Reports have come in from all over town where the explosion was heard & felt.

CoudersportAmbulance To Irish Farm Road

At 5:58 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic dispatched to Irish Farm Road in Sweden Township for a medical emergency.

Christine A. Fire, 97, of Bradford, PA

Christine A. Fire

Christine A. Fire, 97, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on July 31, 1919 in Bradford, a daughter of the late Fred D. and Lena Alvino Ross.

She was a 1938 graduate of the St. Bernard School.

On August 7, 1941 in the St. Bernard Catholic Church she married Frank J. Fire who preceded her in death on June 22, 2004.

Christine was first employed at the New Method Lighter Company. Then for several years she worked as a bookkeeper for the A.J. Douglas & Sharp Insurance Company and Bradford Wholesale. In later years, Christine was employed by A.J. Olsen Clothing Store as a salesclerk. Her most rewarding career was that of being a homemaker for her family.

Christine possessed a variety of talents and interest over the years. From High School through young adulthood, she was a student at the Miriam Krienson School of Dance. She was featured as a solo tap dancer in numerous shows at Shea’s Theatre. Her most memorable and challenging performance was a choreographed number tap dancing up and down a theatre’s set of dual grand staircases. In later years, Christine’s talents led her to crocheting countless afghans for her family. She also held an interest in ceramic arts & crafts, creating many pottery items and designs.

She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church where she was a lifetime member of the Catholic Women’s Club. She was a member of the Current Events Club and a past member of the Bradford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and a past volunteer for the Bradford chapter of the American Red Cross.

She is survived by one son, Joseph Fire of Warren; one daughter, Nancy Fire of Bradford, three grandchildren, Lisa (Anthony) Novelli, Maria (Chris) Demaggio and Joey (Renata) Fire; seven great grandchildren; a niece, Helen Carroll of Bradford; a nephew, Fred Ross of Henrietta, NY; a great niece, Lisa Curlee and a great nephew, Joseph Connelly.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Maria Borsa and Helen Ross; one brother, Gabriel Ross and one infant brother, Fred Ross.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February, 15, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 2:00 PM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Stanley Swacha, senior associate of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Interment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

In lieu of Mass cards the family has asked that contributions in her memory may be made to the St. Bernard Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Horton Township Dispatched For Male Lying Along The Roadway On Rt. 219

At 3:54 PM on Saturday, Horton Township Fire Dept. & Ridgway Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 219 in Brandy Camp for an adult male lying along the side of the roadway.

William “Bill” Ritchie, 75, of Warren, PA

William Ritchie

William “Bill” Ritchie, 75, of Warren, PA., died Friday afternoon, February 10, 2017 at his residence after an extended illness. 

He was born January 30, 1942 in Warren, PA. Bill was the son of Francis and Eleanor Dahler Ritchie. 
US Army Veteran

He was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1960 graduate of Warren High School. He had served with the U.S. Army and National Guard for 6 years.

Bill was employed with United Refinery Company and retired from former National Forge Company after 35 years employment as a mill wright. He was a member of the Warren American Legion Post 135 and Warren Eagles Aerie Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and reader. He enjoyed polka dancing and playing soft ball when he was younger. He was a member of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Honor Guard.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Mary Jane Eisenman Ritchie whom he married August 30, 2003 in Warren, PA.,
 2 Children – Rob Ritchie and wife, Monica of Warren, PA.
Lisa Ritchie of Newark, Del., Stepson- Darren Danielson and his fiancé, Rita of Sugar Grove, PA., 1 Sister – Linda Rae Minks and husband, Ronald, a niece – Pam Sory and her husband, all of Houston, TX., 2 Step Grandchildren – Briana Danielson and Lauren Elmquist and husband, Ty, 1 Great Granddaughter – Maya Elmquist.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece – Shannon Strickhousen.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital and Rev. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, co-officiating. 

Full Military Honors will be conducted at the funeral home by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Honor Guard. 

Entombment will be in Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Honor Guard, %Sheffield V.F.W., 2 Austin Hill Road, Sheffield, PA. 16347. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Eagle Cam: Mama Eagle Laid Her First Egg Of the Season Yeaterday

Jack D. Hewitt, 75, of Coneville, PA

US Army Vet
Jack D. Hewitt “beloved husband”

Jack D. Hewitt, 75, of Coneville, PA passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on February 3, 1942 in Battle Creek, Michigan, he was a son of Carl Oliver and Dorothy Edna Mae Brown Hewitt. In Camp Hill, he married Lila M. Pepperman, who survives.

Jack attended Galesburg School. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, in both Korea and Vietnam, continuing his education throughout his military career.

Jack was a very faithful and caring man who was very generous to many charities.

Surviving besides his wife are three children, Michelle, Christine, and John; a brother, Earl L. (Melinda) Huitt; and two sisters, Virginia Argo and Cynthia Scovel.

Jack was predeceased by his parents and five siblings.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 am on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11 am with the Rev. Darell D. Harris, retired pastor of Oswayo, officiating. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jack, please visit


The community of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is offering four days of winter indoor and outdoor fun, Feb. 16-19.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, Wellsboro Winter Celebration activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. with two entertainment choices at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

During the day, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing on the hour every hour, ice carvers will turn six 450-pound blocks of ice into a penguin, winter stag, snowman, swan, butterfly and a fish. It takes about an hour to complete one carving. The first sculpture will be carved at 11 a.m. on the sidewalk in front of Dunham’s Café 1905 at 45 Main Street and the last at 4 p.m. in front of The Fifth Season at 100 Main Street. The public is invited to watch the carvers work and ask them questions. It’s free.

Deane Little Beans Bubble Mania will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street. Children 12 and under and their parents will watch the “Bubble Man” use wands, straws, his bare hands and his “one of a kind Super Duper Bubble Hoop” to make kissing, soaring, tightrope walking, space ship and popcorn machine bubbles during this free, fun, interactive event. To register, call 570-724-6910 or email

There are other free events for children and their parents on Feb. 18. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., watch a wood carver create sculptures with a chainsaw on the Deane Center lawn; sample winter beers and enjoy refreshments at The Fifth Season and register there to participate in The Great Snowball Hunt from 12 to 3 p.m. to find any of 101 hidden snowballs that each has a prize, including a top prize of $101.

On The Green, a park in the heart of downtown Wellsboro, will be free family-friendly events from 12 to 3 p.m. A mid-distance dog sled racer will have on display some of her Alaskan huskies, her sled, harnesses and the supplies she carries during a race. There will be a cross-skiing mini-clinic for beginners, snow golf, snow art and at 2 p.m., a tubing contest. There will also be non-snow events. Stop in at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for free cookie decorating and hot chocolate.

The Chili with a Chance of Chocolate Taste-Off will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be 19 chilis to taste at 18 downtown businesses. The Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street will have taste-off passports beginning at 9 a.m. and during the event in front of Penn Oak Realty, Inc. at 65 Main Street. Pick up a passport for $5 to sample the chilis and vote on the winners as well as enter the drawing to win one or more of 19 baskets of chocolates, each valued at $25.

On Friday night, Feb 17 at 7 p.m., Finger Lakes region wine professional Holly Howell will present “Wine 101: Learn to Select & Pair Wines Like a Pro” in Community Room 219 at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street. For tickets, contact the chamber.

Also happening the same weekend is the EMMF Jazz Fest with four music events Thursday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 19. For tickets for the Feb. 16 and 17 concerts, contact the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 570-724-6220; for tickets for the Saturday night concert at the Penn Wells Hotel, call 570-787-7800 or visit For pre-show dinner or for Sunday brunch reservations, call the Penn Wells Hotel at 570-724-2111. An EMMF musician will perform for free during brunch.

For tickets for “The Actual Dance” a life affirming one-man play performed by its author Samuel A. Simon in the Warehouse Theatre contact Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079.

The Waste Management Winter RallySprint car rally, headquartered at the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Whitneyville will be Feb. 18 on Waste Management property in Duncan Township. Fans can see the cars and meet their driving teams free on The Green beginning at 11 a.m. The first car will leave at 11:35 a.m. with the others following in one-minute intervals. Admission to the on-course spectator area is $5. For information, visit

For a full schedule of events for Feb. 16-19, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926, email or visit


7:30 p.m. EMMF Jazz Fest – Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants perform “The Blues.” Coolidge Theatre. BYOB & Snacks. Tickets: $15. Call 570-724-6220.

7 p.m. Finger Lakes region wine professional Holly Howell will present “Wine 101: Learn to Select & Pair Wines Like a Pro” at the Deane Center. Tickets: $25. Call 570-724-1926.

7:30 p.m. EMMF Jazz Fest – The Klinefelter Trio performs jazz - standards, originals and contemporary at the Coolidge Theatre. BYOB & Snacks. Tickets: $25. Call 570-724-6220.

7:30 p.m. Hamilton-Gibson presents “The Actual Dance,” a life affirming one-man show at the Warehouse Theatre. Tickets: Adults $18/Children & Full-time Students, $7. Call 570-724-2079.

10:30 a.m. Deane Little Beans Bubble Mania with the “Bubble Man” plus Games and Snacks. Deane Center. Free Event. To register, 570-724-6910 or

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Waste Management Winter RallySprint Parc Expose at The Green. See cars, meet driving teams. Car rally to follow in Antrim. Visit

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Chili with a Chance of Chocolate Taste-Off with 19 chilis at 18 downtown businesses. Passports ($5 each) available now at chamber office by calling 570-724-1926 or the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m. and at the Penn Oak Realty booth, 65 Main Street from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Winter Beer Tasting & Refreshments at The Fifth Season. Free.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Chainsaw Woodcarving Demos by Gary Hilfiger of Troy. Deane Center lawn. Free.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ice Carvers will create six ice sculptures on Main Street. Free.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. On-the-Street vendors with products: Highland Chocolates, Werner’s Wood Carvings & Locey Creek Alpacas.

12-3 p.m. Winter Activities & Games on The Green. Cross-Country Ski Mini-Clinic and Snow Tube Races (both snow dependent), Snow Golf and Kids Crafts. Free.

12-3 p.m. A mid-distance dog sled racer will have on display some of her Alaskan huskies, her sled, harnesses and the supplies she carries during a race. Free.

12-3 p.m. Cookie Decorating and Hot Chocolate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Free.

12-3 p.m. KC101 & The Fifth Season present The Great Snowball Hunt. Find 101 snowballs hidden at downtown businesses. Win a prize for every snowball found. Top prize is $101. Participate Free.

7:30 p.m. EMMF Jazz Fest – Bram Wijnands & Friends to perform 1940s and 1950s jazz tunes, stride piano music and originals at the Penn Wells Hotel Dining Room. Tickets: $25. Call 570-787-7800 or visit Pre-Show Dinner from 5-7:15 p.m. ($25) at the Penn Wells Hotel, Reservations Required. Call 570-724-2111.

7:30 p.m. Hamilton-Gibson presents “The Actual Dance,” a life affirming one-man show at the Warehouse Theatre. Tickets: Adults $12/Children & Full-time Students Free. Call 570-724-2079.

8-8:30 a.m. Register for the Mt. Tom Challenge in the Pine Creek Rail Trail’s Darling Run parking area. Start between 9 a.m.-11 a.m. to run as many laps as you can. Free.

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family Jazz Brunch at the Penn Wells Hotel featuring an EMMF jazz artist from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brunch: $16.95 plus sales tax. Music is free. For reservations, call 570-724-2111.

2:30 p.m. Hamilton-Gibson presents “The Actual Dance,” a life affirming one-man show at the Warehouse Theatre. Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can. Call 570-724-2079.

For a full schedule of events, visit or call 570-724-1926.

Two ice carvers will be in Wellsboro on Feb. 18 to create six different sculptures from six 450-pound blocks of ice. Shown in this photo is one of them at work on carving a dog from ice during last year's celebration.


For the 2017 Waste Management RallySprint, 14 competing rally cars have registered as of Feb. 3 with the organizing committee hoping for 20 entries by Saturday, Feb. 18, the day of the event. The contest is limited to 30 cars.
“We expect to see more cars enter. Last year 18 cars started,” said Rallymaster David Avery. “The event was well received by competitors although some had issues with tire choices,” Avery said. “They didn't bring tires appropriate for the weather. This year we have eased up the rules on tires a bit offering more choices to the teams. We are all learning,” he added.

The rally will be headquartered at the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Whitneyville on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18.

The contest will begin at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 with rally cars parked at The Green, a park located in the heart of downtown Wellsboro. That will give fans an opportunity to get up close to see the cars, meet the drivers and co-drivers

For the ceremonial start, the first car will leave The Green at 11:35 a.m. followed in one-minute intervals by the others. The goal of each team is to finish the competition stages in the fastest time. Modifications to the rally cars are based on the class they enter. All have to be street legal to allow them to get to the stage using public roads.

The spectator area at 782 Antrim Road in Duncan Township was established in 2014. Here fans will see the cars at speed negotiating the course. The spectator area is near the service area giving fans another opportunity to see the drivers, crews and cars up close. It will open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 18. There will be food vendors and portable bathrooms on-site. Amenities are minimal Map coordinates are: N41.644/W77.275.

This closed course rally will be run on Waste Management property in Duncan Township, the same as it has been since 2011. It consists of one stage run five times or 44 stage miles with a total distance of just over 56 miles, including transit and stage miles. That same area will be used as part of the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally’s stages on June 2 and 3 this year.

In 2016, the Waste Management Winter Rally was renamed the Waste Management Winter RallySprint to represent its affiliation with the Sports Car Club of America, according to Avery.

That February, the Wellsboro RallySprint kicked off the SCCA’s new national 'rally light' series, which included 12 events.

The Waste Management Winter RallySprint is managed and organized by Finger Lakes STPR® Motorsports, sanctioned and insured by the Sports Car Club of America and hosted by SCCA’s Finger Lakes Region.

“RallySprint is now a full SCCA program with complete support of the RallyCross Board and SCCA national staff,” said Stephen Hyatt, SCCA RallyCross chair.

“The SCCA is very pleased to have the Waste Management Winter RallySprint and the Finger Lakes Region continue within our program,” Hyatt said. As this part of the SCCA family grows, we hope to have the Finger Lakes as a long-term partner to help grow this series.”

“We held our first winter rally in 2011,” Avery said. “It was designed to provide a path to competition in regional stage rallying and give teams a taste of full stage rallying to support Wellsboro’s Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in June and other performance rallies,” he explained. “Our rally’s other purpose was to provide training for volunteers organizing and running a stage rally event like STPR,” Avery said.

According to Avery, while the rules and classes are similar to what spectators are used to from the former Waster Management Winter Rally, the affiliation with the Sports Car Club of America adds additional safety and structure, and makes the event part of a national series – not unlike a AA or AAA minor league baseball league, giving experience to competitors and workers alike. For the competitors, the class rules require minimum modifications – helping to keep costs down – and, best of all, much reduced entry fees because of the large insurance pool provided by the more than 67,000 SCCA members nationally.

“Being aligned with SCCA RallySprint fits exactly with our goals," said Avery.

Competitors and volunteers can register by visiting For other information about the WMWR RallySprint, visit Facebook at
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Entry List for 2017 as of Monday, Feb. 6, 2017:

R20 Class
951 Driver: Robert Pepper Fairfax, Virginia
Co-Driver: Mical Davis Ofallon, Maryland
Class: R2O 1988 Porsche 94452 - black

R2U Class
7 Driver: Kevin Turner, Newark, Delaware
Co-Driver Matt Rhoads, Oxford, Pa.
Class R2U 1994 Subaru Impreza – white/yellow

8 Driver: Tad Uzzle, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Co-Driver: Daniel Kelly, Brooklyn, New York
R2U 2013 Mazda2 black

9 Driver: Scott Beliveau Laconia New Hampshire
Co-Driver Keith Liggett Somers, Connecticut
Class R2U 1996 VW Rallye Golf - yellow

24 Driver: Oscar Simsek Brooklyn, New York
Co-Driver: SueAnne Carson, Wellsboro
Class: R2U 1991 BMW 325 – white
Ciclón Rally Team

412 Driver: Alan Edwards Pittsburgh, Pa.
Co-Driver: Daniel Baker Port Allegheny, Pa.
Class: R2U 2003 Dodge Neon – orange
Bad Camber Racing

930 Driver: Josh Hickey Burke, Virginia
Co-Driver: James Spoth, Frederick, Maryland
Class: 1985 BMW M42 318i – Oreo
Pitchblack Motorsports

R40 Class
929 Driver: Matthew Chmielewski Harvey’s Lake, Pa.
Co-Driver: Pete Sandy, Moosic, Pa.
Class: R4O 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX - grey

R4U Class
2 Driver: Sergei Grishin, Elkridge, Maryland
Co-Driver Jack Swayze, Kinsale, Virginia
Class R4U 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS - white

57 Driver: Paul Batman, West Grove, Pa.
Co-Driver: Michael Hordjik, Mars, Pa.
Class: R4U 2001 Sabura Impreza, silver/blue

132 Driver: Steve Czwaiga Wexford, Pa.
Co-Driver: Steven Czwaiga, Lower Burrell, Pa.
Class: R4U 2005 Subaru Impreza – blue/silver

299 Driver: Adam Kimmett Leesburg, Virginia
Co-Driver: Adam Moore, Harrisburg, Pa.
Class: R4U 1996 Subaru Impreza – black/white

554 Driver: Jeremy Keck, Wellsboro
Co-Driver: Chris Wimbrough, Wellsboro, Pa.
Class: R4U 1999 Subaru Impreza – blue/silver
Reaper Motorsports

777 Driver: Jon Kramer, Pittsburgh
Co-Driver Jared Lanzy, Silver Spring, Maryland
Class: R$U 1993 Subaru Impreza – white
Heavy Metal Motorsports

Photo credit: Megan Green
This photo, taken at the 2016 event, is the VW Jetta of Robert Dawson/Lori Clute from Alton, NY, winner of the RallySprint 2WD Under class. It was very warm last year, and most of the snow and ice turned to mud on rally day. Competitors are hoping for a real winter rally for 2017.

Panther Men Win Two Titles on Day Three of AMCC Championships

ERIE, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford men’s swimming team won a pair of titles on day three of the AMCC championships to jump to second place in the standings, and the women’s team registered two top-five finishes.

Corey Koss defended his title in the 100-yard back, winning by three-tenths of a second, to earn the Panthers’ second individual championship of the week.

The 200-yard medley relay of Koss, Noah Frederick, Lucas Cerchiaro and Nicholas Boyd won in dominating fashion, finishing in a time of 1:38.68.

Cerchiaro placed third in the 100-yard butterfly, Boyd was fifth and Devyn Condon took seventh. Carey Behm finished third in the 200-yard free and Mitchell Smith was six. Frederick finished fourth in the 100-yard breast race.

In women’s results, Elizabeth Prager finished runner-up in the 100-yard back, and Jillian Wright took fifth in the 100-yard breast swim.

Wenjing Miao placed eighth in the 100-yard breast, and Rebecca Avery was ninth in the 100-yard butterfly.

With one day left of competition, the men trail only Pen State Behrend with 273 total points, and the women are in seventh with 115 points.

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Ulysses Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Ulysses Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2017-02-11 00:00:00 at site HEADWATERS 145 6HU in Ulysses Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Ulysses Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2017-02-11 00:00:00 at site HEADWATERS 145 5HU in Ulysses Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Ulysses Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2017-02-11 00:00:00 at site HEADWATERS 145 4HU in Ulysses Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Ulysses Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2017-02-11 00:00:00 at site HEADWATERS 145 2HU in Ulysses Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Ulysses Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2017-02-11 00:00:00 at site HEADWATERS 145 1HU in Ulysses Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Pulled Pork Dinner Benefit Today From 12 to 4 At Sweden Valley United Methodist Banquet Hall

Meet & Greet Session For New Coudersport Area School District.Superintendent Monday

Immediate Opening For Admission / Discharge Registered Nurse At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA


Card Creek Wines Valentine's Day Special Saturday & Sunday, Noon to 5 PM

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


Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Graduate Registered Nurses

Zito Media Has Opening For A Director Of Customer Operations In Coudersport Office

Barbershop Show Set For Saturday, February 18th At Coudersport High School

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bradford Ambulance Dispatched For Victim Of Motor Vehicle Accident

At 10:51 PM on Friday, Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched to High Street & Owens Way for a victim of a motor vehicle accident. Bradford Township Police are on scene.

Bill Pekarski: Day 164, Living life on my terms

Bill Pekarski:

Day 164, Living life on my terms.

I realize many people are still having trouble grasping the reality of our last election as well as its results, but a new election season kicks off on Valentine’s Day when candidates can start circulating petitions for signatures. This election season encompasses many local positions that affect all of us.

It takes a special dedication to one’s community to run for local public offices. Some of them have no compensation and others pay only a small sum. They require personal commitment and dedication. Those of us who have never held public office may not realize what an important service these men and women perform.

One of the most important positions to be filled this year is school director. These elected officials who receive no compensation, but are responsible for the education of our children, as well as the complex financial management of a school district, personnel, maintenance and you name it. Decisions are reached in a public setting and some of the issues are complex and seemingly unsolvable. With a sluggish economy, a declining tax base and inadequate state funding, as well as state mandates such as standardized testing, there is never enough money to meet all of the district’s needs while providing the best available education.

All of the school boards have seats opening this year. In Coudersport, it appears that the seats of Joe Lagrua, Jaylin Tezik, Tracy Crosby, and board president Russ Streich are all up for re-election. I’m sure the area news media will have more information and details will be posted on the county website.

Coudersport will be electing a new mayor this year. Brenda Whitman brought some successful new ideas to the job and has decided not to run again when the current term expires in December. She came along after long-time mayor Wick Furman decided he had had enough. Andy Dubots also threw his hat in the ring four years ago and his time may have come this year with the 2017 election.

Seats on the Coudersport Borough Council are up for election and some incumbents whose terms run out this year are considering not running again. Other offices are also being filled in a grassroots election. These are all excellent opportunities for citizens to speak up and take action through a representative role within the community.

Or maybe public office is not for you. That does not mean that you can’t have a say in how your school district and local government are operated. By law, these agencies must conduct their business in public and they’re required to accommodate citizen input.

It is important for people to speak their mind and make those elected officials aware of the general consensus. It is our duty as citizens to hold them accountable and ensure that they are acting in our best interests.

The borough of Coudersport is heading for a very tumultuous time as Penn Dot begins work on Route 6 through the downtown business district. Stores and shops along Main Street will be hampered by customers having a difficult time accessing their businesses through the lengthy planned construction.

Everyone agrees that the road needs to be repaired, but the businesses are definitely worried about their bottom lines. The borough council and the Chamber of Commerce will have to work closely together to navigate through these problems as they affect the businesses and the public in general.

Now is a great time to get involved and help is certainly needed all across the board. By working together, we can accomplish great things, and that can lead to more prosperous days for our community and residents for many years to come.

Today I am dedicating my progress to all of those people who have the drive, determination, and dedication to represent the populous by running for public office. While the tasks may seem great, the rewards can be ever so gratifying.

Scio & Wellsville Dispatched To Shed Fire On Morgan Hill road

At 9:25 PM on Friday, Scio & Wellsville 1 & 2 have been dispatched to a shed fire at 5370 Morgan Hill Road.
Fully involved very large shed near a garage.
Allentown fire tanker to scene.

Plans were finalized for Winter Trek 2017 Sunday At Marilla Reservoir

The February meeting of the Tuna Valley Trail Association board of directors was held this past Tuesday. 

 Plans were finalized for Winter Trek 2017 to be held this Sunday, Feb. 12 from noon to 4pm at the Marilla Reservoir. Unfortunately again this year, the weather is not looking favorable for X-country skiing and snowshoeing. These activities are being postponed until 2018. 

The bonfire near the gazebo, as well as warm drinks, hotdogs, and s’mores will still be available. (Donations accepted.) Hiking/walking portions of the Marilla trail network will be the activity of choice . Shuttles to the top of Marilla Springs Trail will be offered from 12 – 2:30. 

Other options include the new Hidden Valley/Cornelius Connection Loop, White Pine Trail, and the Marilla Rocks Trail. Ice fishing is discouraged, but enough open water will offer traditional fishing for those who wish to try their luck. The community is encouraged to come out and join us. Check the weather and dress appropriately.

The trail plan for the Lewis Run to Kinzua Bridge State was discussed. Some new developments regarding land ownership along the proposed trail route will be presenting new challenges for consideration.

The concept report, plan, and drawings, for the Marilla Landing and Cornelius Connection Trailhead area across from Marilla Reservoir were reviewed and discussed. Several options were considered and a plan was selected by the board for further development by Derck and Edson (Landscape Architect, Land Planners, and Engineers)

This year's We Gotta Regatta kayak and canoe event date has been confirmed for June 3, which is a few weeks later than the past events with hopes to have better weather. The afternoon activities will once again take place at Crook Farm with a pig roast and music by the No Name Trio. The event checklist was reviewed and discussed.

The first meeting for the 2017 Marilla Trail Race committee is scheduled for next week. With many of the event's pieces firmly in place and established, the focus of the committee's efforts will be on fine tuning to further enhance the race experience. This year's race is scheduled for October 14.

The trail maintenance committee reported that numerous tree blowdowns have been addressed, especially on the Marilla Springs Trail, in preparation for this year's Winter Trek. The recent heavy rain and runoff that caused many problems throughout the region also affected a couple of areas within the Tuna Valley Trail System. It was noted that portions of the Springs Trail will need further attention due to several washouts that occurred. A debris cleanup was also completed on the Crook Farm Trail after the elevated Tunungwant Creek water levels receded.

Additional TVTA organization information is available on Facebook and at The next board meeting will be held on March 1, 2017.
TVTA Homepage
Providing hiking and walking trails in the Tuna Valley, Bradford, McKean Co., PA Our trails are connected to the North Country Trail and Tracy Ridge Trails in the Allegheny National Forest.

Tri-Town Ambulance Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 49

At 7:21 PM on Friday, Ulysses Ambulance has been dispatched to assist Harrison Valley at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Route 49. One person is reported injured there.

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 7:20 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Cole Manor for a man fallen with a possible leg injury.

Nelson & Lawrenceville Dispatched For Vehicle Over Embankment

At 7:00 PM on Friday, Nelson & Lawrenceville with Wellsboro ALS dispatched to a vehicle over the embankment in the area of 12160 Rt. 49 in Lawrence Township.

Angelica Dispatched To Rollover Crash On County Road 2

At 6:40 PM on Friday, Angelica has been dispatched to a rollover crash on County Road 2 near 2 B. There are no injuries.

Welcoming Alexander Lundin McLeod, Born February 8, 2017 at Cole Memorial Hospital

County Road 12 Near Alfred Closed By Elecctric Pole & Wires Across Roadway After Crash

At 6:08 PM on Friday, Alfred emergency services was dispatched to a 3 vehicle accident on County Road 12. A pole and electric lines are down blocking the roadway.
Alfred Station has been dispatched. There are no injuries. 
Power Company Has Been Dispatched.

Shnglehouse Ambulance To Church Street

At 6:00 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Church Street for a fall victim.

Belfast Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 305

At 5:36 PM on Friday, Belfast Emergency Services were dispatched to State Route 305 & Ramsey Road near Belfast for a motor vehicle accident.

Leonard D. Jedrek, 63, of Warren, PA

Leonard Jedrek

Leonard D. Jedrek, 63, of Warren, PA., died Thursday afternoon, February 9, 2017 at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room after an extended illness. 

He was born April 17, 1953 in New York Mills, N.Y. to the late John and Mary Ozog Jedrek. 

Leonard was a Warren area resident since 1979 and was a graduate of New York Mills High School, and a graduate of Clarkson University of Pottsdam, N.Y. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. 

He was employed for 35 years with U.S. Forest Service as a Civil Engineer, retiring in 2013. 

He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. Leonard enjoyed cooking, especially at his former hunting camp on Robin Hill Rd, playing hockey, white water rafting and making projects at his home. He did extensive traveling in his life time. He is fondly remembered for his intense sense of humor, wrapping Christmas gifts to himself pretending they came from his wife, Kim.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kimberly Gustafson Jedrek whom he married July 18, 1981 in Warren, PA., 3 Daughters –Erin Briggs and husband, Shane, Meaghan Kirkpatrick and husband, John, Taylor Jedrek and boyfriend, Adam Petrovich, 1 Grandson – Quinn Robert Briggs all of Pittsburgh, PA., 1 Sister – Regina Ellis & husband, Fred of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mother-in-law, Geraldine Gustafson of Warren, PA., 1 Brother –in-law, Randy Gustafson and wife, Deborah of Bloomsburg, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert Gustafson. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 5 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Zem Zem Shrine’s Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA., 16505.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Gerald “Gerry” Dorrion, of Tiona, PA

Gerald Dorrion

Gerald “Gerry” Dorrion, of Tiona, PA, died peacefully, Friday morning, February 10, 2017 at his residence.

A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.


Hi Jim,

I wanted to pass this information on. Today I received two separate calls, both of them were on my cell phone. The callers said they were calling to "extend my vehicle's warranty". They immediately asked me for my personal information. I told them I needed their personal information first. 

The NJ number (551) 258-8010 Bayonne, NJ immediately hung up. The Clarion number (814) 297-9384 Clarion, PA did give me a name, something like John Smith. I asked him which vehicle this was for and he said that "unfortunately the sheet came over blank". 

Sure it did! 

I told him the only vehicle I'm currently driving is my 2016 Tesla! (Ha, I wish). I said that it's still under warranty. 

Click! Gone!

These lowlifes are getting slicker and slicker. I do get a lot of out of town numbers calling me that I don't recognize that I have to answer due to my job. Most times, I will pick up and not say anything, if they are legit, they will say my name or ask for me. The scammers usually hang right up.

I could not imagine sitting in some call center all day long for the sole purpose of scamming and stealing from anyone and everyone. So sad that there are people like this in the world.

Thanks Jim for posting this.

Police, Ambulances, Dispatched For Assaults Behind Shooters Bar In Port Allegany

At 4:50 PM on Friday, Police and Port Allegany Ambulance have been dispatched to assist victims of an assault behind Shooters bar. A second ambulance has been dispatched to Rite Aid for another victim of the assaults behind Shooters bar. 

Caller reported ten to twenty people were involved in the assaults.

Police from several communities & State Police are enroute to assist Port Allegany Police.

Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched also. 

6:39 PM--Port Allegany Police report 2 individuals transported by ambulance to Cole Memorial Hospital refused treatment.

Ralph Ray Heiser, Jr., 39, of 312 N. Main St. Apt 6 Coudersport, PA

Ralph Ray Heiser, Jr.

Ralph Ray Heiser, Jr., 39, of 312 N. Main St. Apt 6 Coudersport, PA passed away suddenly Saturday (February 4, 2017) shortly after arrival at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born May 18, 1977 in Ephrata, PA he was the son of Ralph Heiser, Sr. and Bonnie Kay Good. On September 7, 2012 he married Brandy L. Shreve who survives.

Ralph was a 1996 graduate of Ephrata (PA) High School and as a young man he proudly achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He enjoyed hunting, served with the Civil Air Patrol in the early 2000's, and more recently volunteered for the Coudersport Fire Department.

Surviving besides his wife are his father and stepmother Ralph and Kathy Heiser of Lititz, PA; his mother of Florida; a daughter Ella Marlene Heiser of Coudersport; a stepdaughter Nadia Christine Shreve of Allegany; a step sister Alice Thatcher; 2 step brothers James Thatcher and Gary Thatcher and several nieces and nephews.

No funeral services are being scheduled at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at

Victim of Landfill Collapse Found Deceased; Identified

The man missing since a landslide at Greentree Landfill on Wednesday has been found dead.

49-year-old William Pierce of DuBois was found at 1:20 this afternoon and pronounced dead by Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio at 1:25 p.m. She says he likely died of blunt force trauma to the head, but added that the official cause of death won't be determined until an autopsy is performed on Saturday.

State Police Communications Officer Trooper Bruce Morris says Pierce’s body was found inside a compacting machine 40 feet under the trash.

Morris said four other workers at the landslide on Wednesday escaped without injury.

Pierce worked for Advanced Disposal for 16 1/2 years.

Applicants Sought for William & L.R. Gale Community Foundation a/k/a The Galeton Foundation Scholarship

GALETON, PA – Current high school seniors attending Galeton Area High School accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school are invited to apply for scholarships offered through the William & L.R. Gale Community Foundation a/k/a The Galeton Foundation.

Applications are sought for the 2017 fall semester.  The application deadline is April 15, 2017.  Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and the student and parent(s)/guardian(s) must have been residents of the Galeton Area School District for at least one full school calendar year prior to application for the scholarship.  If a scholarship is awarded to a student, that student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) must remain residents of the Galeton Area School District for the duration of the scholarship.

Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank Trust and Financial Management Group at 800-487-8784 or visit the C&N website at and click on Personal, Invest,  then Scholarships & Grants link or contact the Galeton High School Guidance office.

The Gale family came to the Pine Creek Valley in 1880 and built the largest sole leather tannery in the U.S. at the junction of Pine Creek and West Branch.  The tannery employed over 200 people and was the life blood of the community for over 50 years.  Nearly 100 years after William Gale arrived here, his granddaughter, Lucille Gale Knapp returned to Galeton and fell in love with the area.    

 In 1988 Mrs. Knapp established the William and L.R. Gale Community foundation to honor the memory of her father L. R. Gale and grandfather, William.  Recently the Foundation applied for approval to award scholarships to Galeton Area High School Seniors meeting the above criteria.  In past years the foundation has supported Galeton area charitable organizations with many of their community projects and plans to continue to do so in addition to funding the scholarship program.   The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and welcomes contributions to grow the fund to help assist charitable organizations in the Galeton area and provide scholarships for Galeton high school seniors.

   The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Canisteo. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.