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Saturday, February 18, 2017

15 Tractor Trailer Rims Stolen From Wayne Paving Property In Ceres

2 St. Marys Men Jailed After Burglarizing Home On Old West Creek Road & Threatening Victim

Bradford Man Unhurt When Vehicle Slides Off Slippery Rt. 219

Police Investigating Report Of Marijuana Plants Growing In Keating Township

Lawrenceville Dispatched To Crash On I-99

At 10:52 PM on Saturday, Lawrenceville Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 99 at Milemarker 1 for a one vehicle accident with one person injured.

Burglar Targets Smethort Man On Rt. 446

State Police Investigating Identity Theft Charging $672. To Man's Account

Oswayo Man Charged After Police Say He Threatened Several While Armed With Firearm

Tree Falls On Hood Of Sabinsville Man's Jeep As He Drives Down Road

Austin Men Charged With Criminal Trespass

Shinglehouse Man Unhurt When Vehicle Hits Downed Tree In Roadway

Pitt-Bradford Men Snap Losing Streak, Win Big on Senior Day

by Scott Elliott
BRADFORD, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball team closed out the regular season Saturday with a convincing 72-49 win over Pitt-Greensburg at the KOA Arena. The victory snapped the Panthers’ three-game losing streak.

Pitt-Bradford celebrated its four seniors prior to the game, and that quartet responded by scoring all but eight of the team’s points.

The Panthers led by 10 at the break, 30-20, and a string of four three-pointers over a two-minute stretch in the second half pushed the lead to 24 points. Pitt-Greensburg never threatened again, as both teams emptied their benches over the game’s final minutes.

Pitt-Bradford only shot 32 percent but forced a season-high 33 turnovers, netting 29 points. The Panthers outscored the Bobcats by 18 in the paint and totaled 20 second-chance points.

Evan Greening led the Blue and Gold with 23 points and 17 rebounds, and Fateem Brockington added 22 points in his final home game as a Panther. Manny Welch totaled 11 points, and Sahlil Harris added eight points and 10 steals.

Pitt-Bradford ends the regular season at 12-12 and 10-8 in the AMCC. The Panthers will travel to La Roche Wednesday for the first round of the conference tournament. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Pittsburgh.

Derrick City & Limestone Dispatched To Chimney Fire

At 7:12 PM on Saturday, Derrick City & Limestone have been dispatched to a chimney fire on Right Street  in Foster Township at the NY Line.

SP Olean – Man arrested for DWI after crashing his vehicle

On February 11 at 4:29am, Troopers arrested Rohan Tinson, 38, of Olean, NY for driving while intoxicated.

Troopers responded to I-86 in the Town of Allegany for a report of a vehicle in the median. Troopers located Tinson and his vehicle stuck in the median. While interviewing Tinson the odor of an alcoholic beverage was present. Tinson was given SFST’s in which he failed. Tinson was taken to SP Olean for processing. Tinson recorded a .17% BAC. Tinson was issued traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Allegany for February 2017.

New York State Police and New York State Liquor Authority perform underage drinking detail in Allegany County.


On February 16, 2017, the New York State Police in Zone IV in conjunction with the New York State Liquor Authority performed an underage drinking detail in Allegany County. A total of 6 retail locations and 5 bars were checked during the detail. Two out of the eleven establishments that were checked sold alcohol illegally to a minor, with the following arrests being made.

Thirty-two year old Shaun A. Stahli was arrested for Alcohol and Beverage Control Law section 65 for Prohibited Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage to a person under 21 years of age. Mr. Stahli sold alcohol to a minor while working at the Sunoco A Plus store located at 1 South Main Street in Wellsville. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Wellsville Court on February 21, 2017.

Twenty-two year old Jordan L. Washburn was arrested for Alcohol and Beverage Control Law section 65 for Prohibited Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage to a person under 21 years of age. Ms. Washburn sold alcohol to a minor while working at The Field House located at 2 East Dyke Street in Wellsville. She was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Wellsville Court on February 21, 2017.

The following establishments were checked and sale was denied to a minor. These establishments and their employees are commended for doing so.

Short's Convenience Store at 2351 Stannards Rd in Wellsville

Short's Convenience Store at 4235 Bolivar Rd in Wellsville

Park Plaza Liquors at 14 Park Ave in Wellsville

Hamar's Pub at 21 North Main St in Wellsville

Better Days Pub and Eatery at 166 North Main St in Wellsville

Alex's College Spot at 23 North Main st in Alfred

Gentleman Jim's at 1 Mill St in Alfred

Uni-Mart Convenience Store at 51 North Main St in Alfred

Arrow Mart Convenience Store at 916 Route 244 in Alfred

NYSP Olean – Man arrested for DWI

Mark E. Ayers

On February 11 at 9:10 pm, Troopers arrested Mark E. Ayers, 58, of Olean, NY for driving while intoxicated and failed to keep right.

Ayers was stopped on Seneca Ave in the City of Olean for fail to keep right. While interviewing Ayers the odor of an alcoholic beverage was present. Ayers was given SFST’s in which he failed. Ayers was taken to SP Olean for processing. Ayers recorded a .14% BAC. Ayers was issued traffic tickets returnable to the City of Olean for February 2017.

Police EMS Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Maple Grove Road

At 6:10 PM on Saturday, State Police and Friendship Ambulance have been dispatched to a rollover accident on Maple Grove Road , about a mile from County Road 20.

The driver fled the scene into the woods. A passenger, who remained on scene, will be evaluated by EMS.

Thank You!! Soup Luncheon Raised $600. For Roulette Parks & Recreation

On behalf of the Roulette Parks & Recreation committee we would like to thank everyone who donated to our soup luncheon whether it was a soup, breads, deserts or Chinese auction prizes or your time to help and also to all of those who came out to show their support...we were able to raise over $600 towards our goal (which is yet to be determined). It was a fun day and we appreciate the support...Thank You

Andy Kulp Jr.
Parks & Recreation Committee

Two vehicle accident on Rt66 in Limestone

Clarion County station 580 (Limestone), two vehicle accident on Rt66 in Limestone Twp. Minor injuries.(2/18/17, 16:15)

Wellsboro Fire Dept. Dispatched For Rock Slide On Route 6 In Delmar Township

At 4:00 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 6 near the Stokesdale Exxon for traffic control at the scene of a rock slide.

Merle D. “Spike” Fice, 83, of Wellsboro, PA

Merle D. “Spike” Fice

Merle D. “Spike” Fice, 83, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, February 17, 2017. 

He was the husband of Kay W. Ford, whom he married on October 3, 1959. Merle was born July 3, 1933, in Waverly, NY; the son of the late Leon and M. Josephine (Farrell) Fice.

During his life, Merle was employed at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital as the laboratory Supervisor. 

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro for 50+ years and was active in the church. Merle was a member of the Wellsboro Men’s Chorus and the American Legion. 

Korean War Veteran
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing and hunting. For many years he enjoyed square dancing with the Canyon Squares. 

Merle was a Navy veteran, having served during the Korean War.

Surviving beside his wife, Kay, are his daughter, Melissa K. Bauman (Patrick) of Blossburg, PA; son, Nathan J. Fice, Dushore, PA; three grandchildren, Sadie A. Fice of White Oak, PA, Bridget K. Fice of Denver, CO and Jordyn K. Hazelton-Mohr (Sherry) of Blossburg, PA; step-grandson, Trevor Bauman (Elise) of Albany, NY and step granddaughter, Leisl Moriarty (Kevin) of Lenox, MA; great-granddaughter, Ellie Ann Hazelton-Mohr of Blossburg, PA; brother, Leon R. Fice (Mary Lou), Horseheads, NY; many nieces nephews and cousins. 

In addition to his parents, Merle was preceded in death by his sister, Joanna Buckingham and his brother Graydon Fice.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro; the family will receive friends from 10-11 AM prior to the service. 

If desired memorials may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

To share your fondest memories of Merle, the “Master Woodworker and duct tape aficionado” and sign his guestbook, visit

Video Of Last Sunday's Sermon At Coudersport Free Methodist Church

Luke Morley, Coudersport Free Methodist Church. 2/12/2017 "Love Fearlessly".

NCAA DIII WBB Score: Pitt-Greensburg 70, Pitt-Bradford 67

By Scott Elliott
Panthers Squander Lead, First-Round Bye in Loss to Pitt-Greensburg

BRADFORD, Pa. - Pitt-Greensburg scored the game-winning basket with 5.8 seconds remaining and dealt the Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team a heartbreaking 70-67 loss Saturday.

The Panthers entered the day needing a win to secure a first-round bye in the conference tournament but squandered a 12-point second-half lead and turned the ball over with a chance to win.

After the Bobcats cut the Panther lead to 24-23 with 7:13 remaining in the half, Pitt-Bradford responded with a 13-4 scoring run. Anna Colebert’s three with 20 seconds left pushed the advantage to nine, but Pitt-Greensburg converted a pair of free throws before the half concluded to trail 34-27 at the break.

Pitt-Bradford extended its lead to 12 on Ali Rinfrette’s layup at the 6:30 mark of the third quarter, yet the Panthers would go the next five minutes without scoring a point. The Bobcats rattled off seven consecutive points to pull within 43-40, and they scored on their last three possessions of the quarter to go ahead 48-47. With the clock winding down, Darien Lantz drove the length of the floor and hit a jumper from the elbow to put the home team back in front by one.

The teams traded baskets to open the fourth quarter, and Colleen Murphy’s layup at the 5:19 mark extended the visitors lead to 58-55. A pair of free throws moments later stretched it to five.

Kaserra Owens layup with 3:19 remaining trimmed the deficit to one at 62-61, but the Bobcats scored three straight points. Brittany Watts hit a jumper, and Colebert’s baseline floater tied the game at 65 with 1:17 remaining. The Panthers forced a turnover on the ensuing possession, and Rinfrette put the Panthers ahead by two with a layup.

The Bobcats tied the game on their next possession and forced Watts into a missed a jumper with 29 seconds remaining. With the game and shot clock winding down, Pitt-Greensburg’s Lyndy Baer drove to the basket and scored with 5.8 seconds remaining to sink the Panthers. Pitt-Bradford never got a shot off as Colebert’s inbounds pass was tipped and Baer recovered the loose ball.

The Panthers scored 30 points off 30 Bobcat turnovers, but shot just 35 percent from the floor, including 2-20 from behind the arc. Pitt-Greensburg hit 51 percent of its attempts and was 5-7 from three. The Bobcats outrebounded the Panthers by nine, despite surrendering 21 offensive rebounds.

Rinfrette led Pitt-Bradford with 20 points and Watts added 19. No player other player had more than eight. Lantz dished out six assists, and Rinfrette totaled six steals.

Pitt-Bradford ends the regular season 15-10 and finishes the AMCC slate 12-6. The Panthers will host Hilbert Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the conference tournament.

Baer 6-3-4-19, Cole 8-2-3-19, Stuart 7-4-5-18, Oddis 2-3-4-7, Murphy 3-0-2-6, Hamilton 0-1-2-1, Panza 0-0-0-0. 26-13-20-70.
Rinfrette 8-4-4-20, Watts 8-3-4-19, Ragin 3-1-2-8, Owens 2-2-4-6, Lantz 2-1-2-5, Colebert 2-0-0-5, Maciag 2-0-0-4, Stringer 0-0-0-0, Guengerich 0-0-0-0. 27-11-16-67.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 34-27
3-Point FG's: Pitt-Greensburg - Baer 4, Cole 1; Pitt-Bradford - Ragin 1, Colebert 1.

Former Sheffield, PA Woman Murdered & Dismembered; Suspected Body Parts Found In Lousiana

Police conduct cross-country search for young mother’s remains

(CNN)A purple suitcase may be a crucial clue as law enforcement officers conduct a multistate search for a young woman’s remains, police in Boulder, Colorado, said Friday.

Investigators believe Adam Densmore killed Ashley Mead, the mother of his 13-month-old daughter, in Boulder and drove a circuitous route to Oklahoma in a 2001 Volvo station wagon with the child and Mead’s body inside, Boulder police public information officer Shannon Cordingly said.

Mead’s body may have been partially dismembered outside Shreveport, Louisiana, police said.

“There are concerns that some of the victim’s body parts may have been discarded in a variety of communities the suspect passed through after the homicide,” a police news release said.

Mead, 25, was last seen on Sunday, Cordingly said, and was reported missing Tuesday when she didn’t show up for work. Also missing was the couple’s daughter, Winter Daisy Mead.

Police thought they might be with Densmore, with whom Mead had “an off-and-on-again relationship,” Cordingly said. Law enforcement began searching and on Wednesday afternoon Densmore was arrested in the car outside Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The baby was in the car, but not Mead. Winter, who was uninjured, is now in the care of Oklahoma child protective services, Cordingly said. Read more...

Mead is a 2010 graduate of Sheffield Area High School.

Harold L. Howard, 89, of Sartwell Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA

Harold L. Howard

Harold L. Howard, 89, of Sartwell Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA passed away Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born May 5, 1927, in Ceres, NY, he was a son of Harold D. and Margaret Turner Howard. On Sept. 22, 1945, in Wellsville, NY, he married Edith M. Howden, who died July 15, 2016.

Harold was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of the Roulette High School, class of 1944.

He was a member of Sartwell Creek Union Church of Burtville, a 50 year member of F.& A.M. Liberty Lodge 505, Port Allegany, Coudersport Consistory, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 460, Port Allegany, Potter County Historical Society, a former member of Coudersport Rotary Club, and a life member of the Roulette Fire Dept. He was a member of the Holstein Fresian Association of America, NRA, North American Hunting Club, National Wild Turkey Federation, and was an avid hunter and sportsman.

Mr. Howard owned and operated a farm on Sartwell Creek Road, where he was well known for his sweet corn. He was a member of the Potter County Extension Committee, and served as chairman and was a 4-H leader. He had served as a director and chairman of the Potter County Soil Conservation District, was a committeeman and chairman of the Farm Service Agency for 10 years. He was a former Agway committeeman, director of the Milk Marketing Cooperative and the Potter County Artificial Breeding Cooperative. Harold was a member of the former Burtville Grange and served as master. He was also a director of the Grange Insurance Company.

Harold was also active in Potter County politics, having served as Registration chairman, Finance chairman, and as a member of the Executive and Leadership Committee of the Potter County Republican Party. He was also elected and served as the Republican State Committeeman. He had served in several offices in the Courthouse: Potter County Treasurer, three terms as Prothonatary and Clerk of Courts, and as County Commissioner and chairman of the Board for four years, retiring in 1984.Mr. Howard was a longtime Director of the Corporate Board of the Citizens Trust Co., and Citizens Bancorp. of Coudersport, Port Allegany, and Emporium. He was also an appraiser for the bank and former real estate agent for Trails End, Coudersport.

Surviving are three sons, Harold Ray (Janet) Howard of Roulette, Christian J. (Carol) Howard and Rodney W. (Judy) Howard both of Port Allegany; a daughter, Tamara E. Lorenzo of New Stanton, PA; 7 grandchildren, and a great-grandson; two brothers, LaVerne R. (Nadene) Howard of Port Allegany, and Ronald E. Howard of Rockville, MD; a sister, Carolyn J. Lyons of Olean, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Edith, and a son, Timothy E. Howard.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2017) with Rev. Allen Long, pastor of the Sartwell Creek Union Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sartwell Creek Cemetery, Burtville.

A masonic service will be conducted by Liberty Lodge 505, Port Allegany, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to Sartwell Creek Union Church, Sartwell Creek Cemetery, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences can be made to: Rodney W. Howard
338 Sartwell Creek Rd.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Galeton Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash South Of Carter Camp

At 12:35 PM on Saturday, Galeton has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident 1 mile south of Carter Camp on Route 144.
1:28 PM--Second Galeton ambulance dispatched to scene.

Land Rescue In Progress In Friendship Area

At 12:30 PM on Saturday, Friendship & Amity have been dispatched to the area of 6475 County Road 20 for a 16 year old male who has fallen down an embankment. A medical helicopter has been called.

Former Township Secretary Senten ced To Year In Prison For Stealing $65,000.

Nelson Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 49

At 11:48 AM on Saturday, Nelson Fire Dept. & Valley Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 9382 Rt. 49 for a one vehicle crash with possibly one injury.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Red Jacket Energy Llc in Otto Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-02-16 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

Corydon, Bradford Dispatched For House Trailer Collapse With Entrapment

At 9:49 AM on Saturday, Corydon Township Fire Department and Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 3469 West Washington Street in Corydon Township for a person trapped in a house trailer collapse with a person entrapped.

Bradford Township Fire Dept. dispatched to assist.

Dispatch indicates the house trailer was being torn down when it collapsed trapping the person.

Wellsville Dispatched To Rollover Crash In Run a Dub Parking Lot

At 1:35 AM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire & Ambulance dispatched to the Rub a Dub parking lot for a one vehicle rollover. Vehicle is reported to have struck the building and is now on fire according to the dispatcher. 

At 1:38 AM, A second ambulance dispatched to the scene.

1:42 AM--Bring wood to stabilize building.

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates For Chaplain.


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

Sagewood, Inc. Seeking Therapeutic Staff Support Personnel In Port Allegany & Shinglehouse Areas

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced Dietary Aide To Join Our Team In Coudersport, PA

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

90th Birthday Celebration For John Dorman Wallace February 19th.

Right Stuff Antique Mart's Annual Presidents Weekend Sale Starts Friday In Coudersport

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

Soup Luncheon To Benefit Roulette Parks & Recreation Committee

Here is a sample of the baskets we will be raffling off at our Chinese Auction being held on February 18th at the Soup Luncheon to benefit the Roulette Parks and Recreation Committee….stop in for some good food and a fun time….

Duane R. Galbreath, 47, of Olean, NY

Duane R. Galbreath 

Duane R. Galbreath, 47, of Olean, NY, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Olean General Hospital, Olean.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa., are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Campus Shatters Fund Raising Record for THON

DuBOIS – The Penn State DuBois THON Committee once again set a new record for dollars raised for the country's largest student-run philanthropy event. With months of fund raising culminating in Thursday's Hair Auction and Dancer Send-Off event, the campus has raised over $24,000 for THON. That shatters the previous campus record of $22,274, set just last year.

The Annual THON Hair Auction, held in the Student Union, alone netted approximately $11,000 on Thursday. Students, faculty and staff members cast bids on each of the brave people who volunteered to have their hair cut for the cause. Those who stepped up for the hair auction this year are students Amber Metzger, who raised $2550; Jacqui Hetzler, who raised $1,800; Juli Vokes, who raised $2,000; THON Committee Chair Greg Myers, who raised $1025; and Professor of English Tony Vallone, who raised $660. Additional proceeds were brought in through a silent auction and separate donations.

Each year THON challenges dancers to stay on their feet for 46 hours to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund. The event's sole beneficiary, and a leader in the fight against pediatric cancer, the Four Diamonds Fund fills in the funding gaps that insurance leaves for the patients it serves, enabling families to focus on caring for their child. Because of large donors like THON, Penn State Hershey Hospital recruits world-class talent to continue innovative research, and to maintain and expand the state-of-the-art Children’s Hospital.

Students who volunteer with THON have various reasons for taking interest in the cause. For some like Amber Metzger, it is deeply personal and pursued with true passion. Metzger shaved her head at the hair auction. And her story leaves no question as to where her passion comes from.

"Many years ago, my brother, Brian, lost his battle to cancer. That was something that changed my family forever. Coming from a poor family, none of us ever believed there was anything we could do to help other children like my brother. That is until my sister Jessica discovered THON through Penn State. In 2014, she was chosen to be one of the two dancers for the DuBois campus. That was both of our first experiences at THON. That was something that changed my family forever. Suddenly, a door had been opened to us; there was something we could do to help other children like Brian and THON was that something. Every year, whether I have been able to make it or not, I have looked forward to THON, looked forward to this great opportunity to make sick children smile," Metzger said.

Metzger helped the campus THON team pull ahead from behind this year. She recalls, "This year, the DuBois THON team was behind on their goal and everyone was feeling disheartened. Of course, with my personal tie to THON, I didn't want to see it struggle. So, when I heard about the hair auction, I signed up to shave my head. I asked the community to donate $2,000 for the cause and I would gladly shave my head. At first I was concerned that we would not be able to raise the full $2,000, but in the end I was immensely impressed with my community members. We were able to pull together $2,550! I'm so proud of everyone who helped. So, with pride, I sat on a stool and let the wonderful ladies from The Beauty Bar shave off six inches of hair. It doesn't sound like much, but six inches was all I had. And I would do it again.

"Now I have the pleasure of walking around with a statement on my head to remind the world of all the children who suffer from cancer and to show them that something can be done. Something can be done for children like my brother, Brian. Or like the our THON child, Joey, who will be graduating high school this year thanks to THON. It is also a reminder to women to challenge the American standards of beauty and that it is ok to express who you are and what you stand for."

Assistant Director of Student Affairs Marly Doty is advisor to the THON Committee at DuBois. She said, "These students never cease to amaze me. They continue to find ways to raise more money for The Four Diamonds fund. If you need hope, look at these young people doing incredible things. This effort takes many and we are grateful for all our supporters this year."

THON began in 1973, when dancers raised just over $2,000. Today, it is the largest student-run philanthropy effort in the nation, raising $9,770,332 last year. THON 2017 runs until Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park. Representing Penn State DuBois at the event are campus dancers Jake Coalmer, Chanice Britten, and Jacob Skubisz.

Student Amber Metzger goes under the shears to have her head shaved for the THON Hair Auction. Metzger brought in $2550 in donations for the cause.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Car Crash On Rt. 6 & 660

At 6:15 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 6 & 660.

Ridgway Dispatched For Structure Fire On Euclid Avenue

At 5:56 PM on Friday, Ridgway Fire Department has been dispatched for a residential structure fire upstairs at 211 Euclid Avenue in Ridgway. Unknown if downstairs tenant is in the building.

Derrick City Fire Dept. Dispatched For Report Of Natural Gas Leak

At 5:51 PM on Friday, Derrick City Fire Dept. has been dispatched for a report of a natural gas leak in the area of their Fire Station.

Pennsylvania State Police trooper has been convicted of beating a skateboarder

CLEARED: I-86 EB now open at Exit 10

CLEARED: I-86 EB now open at Exit 10at Exit 10 (Route 430), due to an accident at 4:40pm, for up to 6 hours, Town of Ellery, Chautauqua County.

Baker’s Offices Continue to be Ranked No. 1 in PA

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) continues his commitment to constituent services by remaining the member with the highest number of motor licensing and other service requests processed, compared to his colleagues from across the state in the House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus.

According to a report released out of Harrisburg, Baker’s offices processed 5,894 motor licensing requests in 2016, compared to the average yearly amount of 624 requests per member. This means Baker’s offices provide more than nine times the volume of services as his peers.

The types of requests documented in the report include motor vehicle, driver licensing, birth certificates, death certificates and ATV/snowmobile paperwork.

This is only a fraction of the total number of requests handled since the documented requests do not include assistance with Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications, PACE/PACENET forms, and the many other services the offices provide, including answering hundreds of phone calls and emails daily.

“Helping residents on a day-to-day basis with filling out applications, contacting a real person at a state agency about an issue, filing paperwork and other tasks is a core function of our offices, yet highly rewarding to have the honor to help so many good citizens within my district,” said Baker. “People often come to my offices seeking help with the bureaucracy of government or simply confused by what is required on a random application for government assistance, and we are here to help.”

Some of the services provided in both Baker’s Wellsboro and Troy district offices include:

Property Tax/ Rent Rebate applications.
Driver’s license and vehicle registration applications and renewals.
Assistance with PennDOT paperwork.
PACE and PACENET applications for seniors.
Voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications.
State tax forms.
Student aid applications.
Free state maps, state park information and PA Vacation Guides.
Copies of legislation.
Copies of birth and death certificates.
Scheduling tours of the State Capitol.
Referrals to agencies to resolve state-related matters.

“My offices provide many services, and I am blessed to have outstanding staff that work as a team to help so many people. I am proud of their strong work ethic and passion to help others. They truly care about helping people with whatever they may need,” said Baker. “I credit my long-standing, No. 1 ranking with such a high volume of service to their hard work on behalf of the residents of the 68th District.”

Baker’s two district offices are located at 74 Main St., Wellsboro, telephone (570) 724-1390, and 121 Canton St., Troy, telephone (570) 297-3045. He can also be contacted through his website at

Tammy L. REIGH, 58, of Sabinsville, PA

Tammy L. REIGH

Tammy L. REIGH, 58, of Sabinsville, PA, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. 

She was born June 29, 1958 in Wellsboro, PA. On November 18, 2006, in Elkland, she married Randall T. Reigh, who survives. 

A 1975 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Mansfield University in 1992 and a master’s degree in education from Gannon University in 2001. Tammy was a learning support teacher at Cowanesque Valley High School. 

Growing up, Tammy loved riding horses. She enjoyed fishing, especially for walleye and steelhead. 

She cherished time with her grandchildren. 

Surviving besides her husband, Randy, are: her mother, Louise Alexander of Sabinsville; a brother, Byron Alexander of Sabinsville; two children, Trina (David Frederick) Samples of Lock Haven, PA and Carl (Jennifer) Burrous of Crawford, NE; two grandchildren, Daisy Samples and Ashley Burrous; four step-children, Rochelle Reigh, Aaron (Alyssa) Reigh, Randall (Beth) Reigh, Jr., and Austin Reigh; and five step-grandchildren, Mya Lockett, Aila Reigh, Gavin Reigh, Tristan Reigh, and Kayla Samples. 

Friends may call at the Jemison Valley Brethren In Christ Church on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 6:00 PM. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Cowanesque Valley High School (note: Tammy Reigh Scholarship), 51 North Fork Road, Westfield, PA 16950. 

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Pleasant Valley Township To Appoint A Tax Collector At Feb. 19th Special Meeting

Fish Fry Today At Roulette Fire Department.

William Hemingway, 89, of Chapel Ridge, Bradford, PA formerly of Philadelphia

William Hemingway

William Hemingway, 89, of Chapel Ridge, Bradford, PA formerly of Philadelphia, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at The Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born September 1, 1927 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Paul and Stella (Muscleman) Hemingway.

He was a graduate of Philadelphia High School and was a mail handler for The United States Post Office, retiring after 35 years of service.

He is survived by three nieces, Chris (Ron) Fehlman of Youngsville, Kim (Bill) Graham of Bradford and Shirley (Jeffrey) Pecora of Lewistown and one nephew,, Fred William Hemingway of Pittsburgh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Frank, Paul and Fred Hemingway and one niece, Roberta Barnstorff.

There will be no public visitation and funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

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BRADFORD, Pa. -- Dr. Chris Mackowski ’91, an author and Civil War historian, will present a program on the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The talk, which is being sponsored by the Friends of Hanley Library, will take place in Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall. It is free and open to the public.

The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse took place in Virginia from May 8-21 in 1864 and was part of Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign. The goal of the Overland Campaign was for the Union armies to come between the armies of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the city of Richmond.

Although the battle ended with no conclusive winner, the number of casualties was staggering, with the two sides fighting in hand-to-hand combat inside Confederate entrenchments. The worst of the bloodshed occurred at an exposed portion of the line Confederates dubbed the “Mule Shoe” and a nearby curve that came to be known as the “Bloody Angle” where bodies piled up five deep in a driving rainstorm.

Mackowski’s talk is based on “A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-21, 1864,” a book he co-authored with Kristopher White.

Mackowski is a professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University. He is the editor-in-chief of Emerging Civil War and managing editor of the Emerging Civil War Series, for which he has co-authored eight books along with editing five more.

He is also historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, a historic property on the Spotsylvania battlefield in central Virginia. He has also worked as a historian for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he gives tours of four major battlefields as well as the building where Confederate general Stonewall Jackson died.

Reminder that Early Bird Registrations are due by February 28th Coudersport Youth Baseball & Softball

Reminder that Early Bird Registrations are due by February 28th for the 2017 season:
Pre-season Pricing:
Tee-Ball / Coach Pitch: $20 for single / $30 for family
Baseball / Softball: $35 for single / $45 for family
Registration forms are available in the offices of the Coudersport Elementary and High School’s.

For further information please contact:
Trevor Saulter:

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