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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Police, Fire Respond To Car In Ditch On Dow Road

At 11:17 PM in Northern Allegany County, Police & Fire Personnel have responded to a car in the ditch on the Dow Road near the Lost Nation Road north of Centerville. Report the driver is very cold having been in the vehicle for a couple of hours.

Kane Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Rt. 321 Near Highland Road

At 11:31 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Department has been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover accident on Rt. 321 near the Highland Road in Wetmore Township. Driver is reported self extricated denying injury.

Verizon Wireless Service Outage In St. Marys/Fox Township Area

Pitt-Bradford Women's Basketball Falls to Medaille in AMCC Semis

by Scott Elliott
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Medaille edged the Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team, 91-87, Saturday in the semifinals of the AMCC tournament in Pittsburgh.

It was a back-and-forth affair between two of the league’s top regular season teams. The game was either tied or the lead exchanged hands 30 times, as the Mavericks and Panthers spent the first 35 minutes trading baskets.

Pitt-Bradford led by five at the end of the first quarter, only to see the Mavericks take a one-point into the break at 39-38. The two teams were separated by just a basket entering the fourth quarter.

Anna Colebert’s three-pointer at the 7:30 mark of the final quarter extended Pitt-Bradford’s lead to 77-73. The Mavericks converted a pair of free throws on the next play, and three possessions later, Medaille went ahead for good on Lauren Jensen’s only three of the game with 4:53 remaining.

The Mavericks would add to their lead, hitting 6-8 free throws over the next 90 seconds, to build an 84-77 advantage. Both teams battled foul trouble, as a total of 49 infractions were called and five different players fouled out.

Medaille would continue to protect its lead at the line over the final 3:09, and Pitt-Bradford would get no closer than the final difference of four points.

The Panthers hit three more threes compared to Medaille, but the Mavericks connected for seven more free throws. Pitt-Bradford shot 39 percent from the floor and outrebounded Medaille by 14. The Mavericks hit 45 percent of their attempts and scored 26 points off 19 Panther turnovers.

Ali Rinfrette totaled a game-high 30 points, including hitting six threes, and Brittany Watts added 14 points and seven rebounds. Stephanie Maciag added 10 points off the bench, and Darien Lantz had nine. Kaserra Owens collected a team-high nine rebounds, and Lantz recorded seven assists.

Pitt-Bradford finishes the season 16-11.

Rinfrette 9-6-7-30, Watts 6-2-4-14, Maciag 3-4-5-10, Lantz 3-2-6-9, Ragin 3-1-1-8, Colebert 3-1-2-8, Owens 2-2-2-6, Isenberg 1-0-1-2, Stringer 0-0-0-0. 30-18-28-87.
Reinwald 6-13-20-25, Dunning 10-2-2-25, Graham 6-3-3-16, Jensen 5-4-4-15, McCauley 3-3-4-10, Whisker 0-0-0-0, Walker 0-0-0-0, Taylor 0-0-0-0. 30-25-33-91.
Halftime: Medaille 39-38
3-Point FG’s: Pitt-Bradford – Rinfrette 6, Lantz 1, Ragin 1, Colebert 1; Medaille – Dunning 3, Graham 1, McCauley 1, Jensen 1.

Gene A. Darrin, 57, of 102 Liberty Street, Bolivar, NY,

Gene A. Darrin

Gene A. Darrin, 57, of 102 Liberty Street, Bolivar, NY, passed away on Saturday February 25, 2017 in Jones Memorial Hospital Wellsville following a lengthy illness. 

Born July 6, 1959 in Pontiac MI. he was the son of Richard L. and Ruby Sisson Darrin. 

Surviving are three brothers, Richard (Cora) Darrin of Lake Orion, MI., David (Patty) Darrin of Auburn N.Y. and Randy Darrin of Freedom N.Y. Also surviving is Gene’s best friend Steve Bellamy of Bolivar and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Darrin. 

Private family services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. in Bolivar

Beautiful Ice Formations On Rt. 6

These beautiful Ice pictures were taken one Quarter of a mile past the Quarry which is on the right side heading toward Port Allegany,Pa. 

Photos Courtesy Of Kathleen Wild

Coudersport Ambulance To North Main Street

At 7:20 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic have been dispatched to North Main Street for a medical emergency.

Delena Howell Won 1st Place in the 2017 Potter County Fair Button Contest.

Delena Howell
Delena Howell, a senior at Northern Potter High School won 1st in the 2017 Potter County Fair Button Contest.The contest is held annually and open to all Potter County students in grades 7 - 12. Delena's design will be made into an actual button and sold. Proceeds benefit Potter County Fair Association.
Winning Button

Local reps ‘hopeful’ after first meeting of crude advisory council

Local Penn Grade oil producers are hoping for a new day of PA DEP working together with them to solve problems with new laws enacted to control drilling in the Marcellus & Utica shales. 
The law is basically a one size fits all for shallow drillers as well as the deep well producers. Many of the provisions are not workable for the local oil producers. 
Rep.Marty Causer was successful in establishing a Crude Development Advisory Council bringing DEP, academic & local oil producers together to discuss the problems and propose solutions. 
Era editor Marcie Schellhammer has written this very informative article in the Bradford Era, part of which we have posted here. We recommend you click on the link and read Marcie's entire article.  Jim

Bradford Era
“Hopefully, this is the beginning of a new day,” said Mark Cline, member and new vice chairman of the state’s Crude Development Advisory Council.

The first meeting of the council was held Tuesday, and its three local members came away from it feeling optimistic.

The council was established in the Pennsylvania Grade Crude Development Act in 2016, and is required to examine and make recommendations regarding existing regulations and policies of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and to assist with new policy impacting the conventional oil and gas industry.

Also serving on the council are state Rep. Marty Causer, R-Turtlepoint, and Bob Esch of American Refining Group; as well as Patrick McDonnell, acting secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection; Dennis Davin, secretary of community and economic development; Sen. Scott Hutchinson, R-Oil City; Joe Thompson of the Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers, of which Cline is president; David Ochs and Burt Waite, both of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association; Nick Andreychek of Ergon Refinery; Dr. Terry Engelder, Penn State University professor of geosciences, and Dr. Richard Parizek, Penn State professor emeritus hydrology; Bruce Grindle and Arthur Stewart, both of Pennsylvania Grade Crude Coalition; and John Phillips, president and chief executive officer of the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism.

Cline said, “This is the first time ever the DEP and industry has been able to work together with academia there. Last year, we were brought in to talk after the regulations were written.”

Now, this council will have a say in regulations before they are put in place.

“Some of the duties are tough, but having a hand in some of the new regulations that are going to be written is going to be great,” Cline added.

Committees were created to work on issues identified at the meeting. “One is for production water, one is for increasing oil production, one is for promoting the industry and the other is for educating citizens.”  Read more....

Northern Allegany County Fire Departments Dispatched To Structure Fire In Hume

At 2:35 PM on Saturday, Fillmore, Rushford, Centerville, Short Track, Wiscoy-Rossburg & Rushford Fire Departments have been dispatched to a working structure fire on the Stone Spring Road in the Town of Hume.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To East Hoyeoye Street

At 1:54 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to East Honeoye Street  for a woman ill.

Willing, Wellsville Dispatched To Crash With Injuries & Entrapment On Rt. 248

At 1:39 PM on Saturday, Willing Fire Dept. & Wellsville Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to a possible 2 vehicle head on crash on Rt. 248 near Dutch Hill Road. There is confirmed entrapment of one patient with 3 other patients on scene. The roadway is completely blocked. Crash is head on in a 55 MPH zone.
All three Wellsville ambulances are to respond.
1:51 PM--Chief 2 reporting no entrapment. Minor injuries on scene.

District 9 Playoffs @ Bradford 2/24/17

District 9 Playoffs @ Bradford 2/24/17
Otto-Eldred Terrors - Boys and Girls Win!

Girls vs Elk County Catholic: O-E 52 ECC 46
Boys vs Oswayo Valley: 59-58 in double overtime

Photos soon, see

G2 Gymnastics – Falconer Results

Recently, G2 Gymnastics of Shinglehouse traveled to Falconer, NY for the Comedy Classic Gymnastics Invitational hosted by Flyers Gymnastics. Thirty members represented G2 Gymnastics at the competition. G2 had a strong showing as they brought home multiple award including the Level 2 and Level 3’s bringing home 2nd place in the Team division. 

G2 received almost 100 individual awards including all around champions: Irelyn Rounsville and Kara Longo and event champions: vault -Irelyn Rounsville, Danica Yates, Kara Longo; bars -Kendra Niver and Irelyn Rounsville; beam -Mia Shaffer, Skylar Waid, Kaylee Oswald, Kara Longo; and floor-Hannah Fleniken, Danica Yates, Kara Longo, and Selin Sumer. G2 had another gymnast qualify to the State competition – Level 3 Lily Stedman. This completes the State roster as every eligle G2 gymnast has now qualified to the State competitions held this April. The coaching staff could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication from these young athletes.

G2 Gymnastics will be traveling to Wyalusing, PA this weekend to attend the Pajama Rama competition.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact G2 Gymnastics and Fitness. We offer programs for all children ages 3-18. New classes begin February 25th though we offer open enrollment throughout the 5-week session. Pay per class or by session at a discounted rate. For more information, please visit:

Top 3 All Around Winners:
1st Place: Irelyn Rounsville, Kara Longo; 2nd Place: Morgan Mattison, Lily Stedman, Danica Yates, Selin Sumer; 3rd Place: Skylar Waid, Kendra Niver, Maddison Gietler, Natalie McDowell.

Top 3 Event Winners:
VAULT: 1st Place:Irelyn Rounsville, Danica Yates, Kara Longo; 2nd Place: Laci Miller; 3rd Place: Sara DeLong, Hannah Fleniken, Maddison Gietler, Natalie McDowell.
BARS: 1st Place: Kendra Niver, Irelyn Rounsville,; 2nd Place:Jaden Dunbar, Maddison Gietler, Danica Yates, Kara Longo, Selin Sumer; 3rd Place: Morgan Mattison, Natalie McDowell.
BEAM: 1st Place: Mia Shaffer, Skylar Waid, Kaylee Oswald, Kara Longo; 2nd Place: Hannah Fleniken, Kendra Niver, Lily Stedman, Maddison Errick, Selin Sumer; 3rd Place: Kate Mitchell, Morgan Mattison, Danica Yates, Emma Saulter.
FLOOR: 1st Place: Hannah Fleniken, Danica Yates, Kara Longo, Selin Sumer; 2nd Place: Skylar Waid, Emma Saulter; 3rd Place: Mia Shaffer, Kendra Niver, Kaylee Oswald, Maddison Gietler.

9.0 CLUB:
VAULT: Sara DeLong-9.10, Hannah Fleniken-9.15, Irelyn Rounsville-9.65, Madison Errick-9.20, Jaden Dunbar-9.35, Brielle Fidurko-9.20, Kaylee Oswald-9.0, Maddison Gietler-9.15, Danica Yates-9.15, Kara Longo-9.05
BARS: Kendra Niver-9.275, Irelyn Rounsville-9.30, Jaden Dunbar-9.05, Danica Yates-9.20
BEAM: Mia Shaffer-9.10, Hannah Fleniken-9.0, Kendra Niver-9.0, Lily Stedman-9.175, Kaylee Oswald-9.175, Kara Longo-9.30, Selin Sumer-9.0
FLOOR: Morgan Mattison-9.0, Skylar Waid-9.05, Hannah Fleniken-9.25, Kendra Niver-9.0, Irelyn Rounsville-9.025, Madison Errick-9.125, Kaylee Oswald-9.15, Danica Yates-9.05, Laci Miller-9.025, Selin Sumer-9.45, Emma Saulter-9.30

34.00: Skylar Waid, Madison Cady, Sara DeLong, Hannah Fleniken, Lily Stedman, Ashley Oswald, Emma Saulter
35.00: Morgan Mattison, Teigan White, Madison Errick, Jaden Dunbar, Danica Yates, Kara Longo, Selin Sumer
36.00: Kendra Niver, Irelyn Rounsville, Kaylee Oswald

Full Meet Results:
Kate Mitchell: vault-8.60-5th, bars-7.45, beam-8.60-3rd, floor-8.275, AA-32.925-6th
Aeralyn Salada: vault-8.80-4th, bars-7.55, beam-8.30, floor-8.50-5th, AA-33.15-4th
Mia Shaffer: vault-7.10, bars-8.0, beam-9.10-1st, floor-8.925-3rd, AA-33.125-5th
Adelyn Walker: vault-8.25
Morgan Mattison: vault-8.75-6th, bars-8.70-3rd, beam-8.85-3rd, floor-9.0-5th, AA-35.30-2nd
Skylar Waid: vault-8.90-5th, bars-7.95, beam-8.875-1st, floor-9.05-2nd, AA-34.775-3rd
Madison Cady: vault-8.70, bars-7.95, beam-8.60, floor-8.90-6th, AA-34.15-7th
Sara DeLong: vault-9.10-3rd, bars-8.05-6th, beam-8.75-5th, floor-8.825, AA-34.725-4th
Hannah Fleniken: vault-9.15-3rd, bars-7.35, beam-9.0-2nd, floor-9.25-1st, AA-34.75-6th
Kendra Niver: vault-8.95-5th, bars-9.275-1st, beam-9.0-2nd, floor-9.0-3rd, AA-36.225-3rd
Sayedie Skye Fields: vault-8.85-6th, bars-7.90, beam-7.90, floor-8.775-6th, AA-32.725-9th
Emily Schultz-Cone: vault-8.40, bars-8.55-6th, beam-8.475, floor-8.375, AA-33.80-7th
Teigan White: vault-8.75, bars-8.65-5th, beam-8.95-4th, floor-8.90-5th, AA-35.20-5th
Emma Chambers: vault-8.325, bars-8.10, beam-8.75, floor-8.30, AA-33.475-8th
Irelyn Rounsville: vault-9.65-1st, bars-9.30-1st, beam-8.325, floor-9.025-6th, AA-36.30-1st
Madison Errick: vault-9.20, bars-8.0, beam-8.85-2nd, floor-9.125-4th, AA-35.175-6th
Jaden Dunbar: vault-9.35-6th, bars-9.05-2nd, beam-7.85, floor-8.80, AA-35.05-7th
Brielle Fidurko: vault-9.20, bars-7.20, beam-8.35, floor-8.55, AA-33.30-9th
Kaylee Oswald: vault-9.0, bars-8.75-4th, beam-9.175-1st, floor-9.15-3rd, AA-36.075-4th
Genecis Easton: vault-8.70, bars-7.10, beam-7.60, floor-8.90-7th, AA-32.30-10th
Lily Stedman: vault-8.90-4th, bars-7.70-4th, beam-9.175-2nd, floor-8.50-5th, AA-34.275-2nd
Maddison Gietler: vault-9.15-3rd, bars-8.45-2nd, beam-7.75, floor-8.55-3rd, AA-33.90-3rd
Natalie McDowell: vault-8.90-3rd, bars-8.05-3rd, beam-8.025, floor-7.20, AA-32.725-3rd
Danica Yates: vault-9.15-1st, bars-9.20-2nd, beam-8.375-3rd, floor-9.05-1st, AA-35.775
Ashley Oswald: vault-8.60-3rd, bars-8.20, beam-8.975-5th, floor-8.925, AA-34.70-5th
Anna Schuessler: vault-8.45-6th, bars-7.35, beam-7.925, floor-8.625, AA-32.35-10th
Corinne Waid: vault-8.10-3rd, bars-8.10, beam-7.675, floor-8.65, AA-32.525-4th
Kara Longo: vault-9.05-1st, bars-8.10-2nd, beam-9.30-1st, floor-8.92-1st, AA-35.375-1st
Laci Miller: vault-8.35-2nd, bars-8.0, beam-8.50, floor-9.025, AA-33.875-4th
Selin Sumer: vault-8.725, bars-8.45-2nd, beam-9.0-2nd, floor-9.45-1st, AA-35.625-2nd
Emma Saulterr: vault-8.725, bars-8.05, beam-8.85-3rd, floor-9.30-2nd, AA-34.925-4th

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

Olean Food Pantry reaches $10,000 fundraising challenge, receives challenge grant

OLEAN, N.Y., February 24, 2017 — In under two months the Olean Food Pantry met the $10,000 fundraising challenge set forth by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and so will receive an additional $10,000 for their capital fundraising campaign.

On December 1, CRCF issued a Food for the Future Challenge Grant to the Olean Food Pantry, promising to match up to $10,000 in donations to the food pantry’s Building Project Fund. The grant is the largest ever unrestricted grant the CRCF board of directors has ever approved.

“We felt providing the organization with a challenge grant would provide a greater opportunity for them to attract new donations to this project,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “I think we saw that was effective, and we are thrilled to now be able to make good on our $10,000 challenge for the fundraising campaign.”

“Our board has been enthusiastic about this grant from the start,” Ms. Buchheit added. “We continue to be impressed with the work and vision of the board and volunteers who run the Olean Food Pantry.”

As the fundraising campaign progressed, Olean Food Pantry board members and volunteers watched that vision become tangible progress.

Scott Brook, an Olean Food Pantry board member, said that work on the building addition is about half complete now.

“The progress that has been made at the food pantry is unbelievable,” said Ms. Buchheit. “To see that the addition will make it possible to help so many more people throughout the area makes the grant all worth it.”

Scott Brook stressed that this progress would not have been possible without the funds raised and matched through the challenge grant and the generosity of the Alfred State construction program and local contractors.

While so much progress has been made, the work is still not finished for the food pantry board and volunteers. “We still need to raise between $20,000 and $30,000 to reach our final fundraising goal,” Brook said. Upon achieving this final goal, people will see big change at the food pantry facility, Brook added.

“Upgrades to the (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning) will be a big thing,” he said. “It has not been exactly optimal in the past, but the upgrades are essential for maintaining temperature, which is so important for food safety.” Other upgrades and additions will include improved handicap accessibility at a new entrance and a new emphasis on education.
“We want to improve our ability to educate those we serve, including children’s education with a new children’s library,” he said. “We want everyone to be acclimated and comfortable with the process as we work with them.”

Brook also said that a new generator purchase will equip the food pantry to accommodate almost 30 people in case of a county emergency. Brook expressed the organization’s shared gratitude for the role the Foundation’s grant has played in the progress so far at the food pantry.

“(The grant) is one of the largest donations we received, and we wouldn’t be as far along (in the campaign) without it,” Brook said. “We know and so deeply appreciate that it’s the largest unrestricted CRCF grant yet.” “We appreciate CRCF’s support of our mission and the credibility that support has given us,” he said. “We are truly humbled.”

Donations can be made to the Olean Food Pantry Building Project Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203 or online at

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

From l-r: Christie and Scott Brook, Bob and DB Busan and Karen Niemic Buchheit

Causer to Host Veterans Service Representatives

BRADFORD – In an effort to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is hosting veterans service representatives at his area offices during the month of March.

Dan Falls of the American Legion will be at the Coudersport office, 107 S. Main St., on Thursday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments should be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769.

Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St., on Monday, March 6, from 1-3 p.m., and at the Bradford office, 78 Main St., on Monday, March 13, from 1-3 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

The representatives will offer veterans assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of either organization to take advantage of the services.

For more information, visit


Hamilton-Gibson Productions is accepting applications until Wednesday, March 15 for two summer intern positions. Stipends will be provided.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, plan to or be involved with the performing arts or a not-for-profit organization and pass Pennsylvania’s required clearance and criminal record checks with those costs to be paid by the Wellsboro-based community theatre arts group.

Between mid-May and mid-August, the two interns will assist with planning and staffing Hamilton-Gibson's Blossburg, Knoxville and Wellsboro four-day summer theatre arts camps for third through ninth graders; either perform or help with stage or house managing, set building and strike for "Mame," HG's major musical production in June and with "Tune in to Radio HG" in July.

The interns will also spend time working in the H-G office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro. They will help with social media marketing and organizing HG's costume inventory.

Fill out an application form and mail it to Hamilton-Gibson Productions, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or attach and email it to For an application form or more information, call 570-724-2079 or email

Coudersport Fire Department Dispatched To False Alarm Of Fire

At 11:30 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Wilson Residence at 8 West 5th Street for an automatic alarm of fire. 

Galeton Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Route 6

At 11:28 on Saturday, Galeton Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 6 & Phoenix Road for a motor vehicle accident.

PA Permit Violations Issued

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-02-22 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 Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Springville Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-02-21 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Springville Twp, Susquehanna county. 91.34(A) - ACTIVITIES UTILIZING POLLUTANTS - Failure to take necessary measures to prevent the substances from directly or indirectly reaching waters of this Commonwealth, through accident, carelessness, maliciousness, hazards of weather or from another cause.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Mt. Jewett Ambulance Dispatched To Crash West Of Kane On Rt. 6

At 11:05 AM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Ambulance & Medic 5 have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Route 6 west of Kane near Dyne's Excavating Service & North West Road.
Kane Fire Department has been dispatched for traffic control.

Coudersport VFD Adds New Equipment For Better Protection

 Coudersport Department 48 added a new rescue truck this week. Great addition to their new Ladder. Hard work and dedication to the community enabled them to upgrade the trucks and equipment to ensure that Coudersport has the best possible fire protection for years to come. Great job to Chief Phelps and the rest of the "Fighting 48th". Good looking rigs.

Bill Pekarski: Day 178, Living life on my terms
Bill Pekarski:

Day 178, Living life on my terms.

I had the honor and privilege of watching the Coudersport 6th grade production of “Annie Jr.” tonight and it was amazing. Those of us in the audience tonight were treated to an entertaining and musical tale performed by a group of children who have worked extremely hard to bring this historic musical to the local stage.

As a member of the Potter Players for several different productions, I am fully aware of the amount of work and dedication it takes to put on any production. These kids memorized lines, learned how to move on stage, made signs and programs, ushered the performance, worked the stage, painted sets, and everything else they needed to make tonight possible. Under the direction of Darrel and Mary Justh, they achieved great success. The production was put on as a fundraiser for the annual 6th grade trip to Washington D.C.

I may be a little biased since my niece, Hannah Davis, played the role of Miss Hannigan, but there was no denying the dedication of everyone involved. The young Acacia Greenman sang the part of Annie with the voice of a little angel. I look forward to seeing her develop into a real treasure of a local talent in the future.

Additionally, I was so proud to see Hannah really put herself into the role of Miss Hannigan. I never thought that such a sweet girl could play an awful character and do it so well; she made the part come alive from beginning to end.

I could go on and on about each individual child as they all seemed to enjoy the fruits of their labor. All of the orphan girls, the main characters, and even the dog Zeke Justh did fantastic. I learned from the program that the four legged thespian belonged to the directors.

Prior to the show, I spent a few moments talking with Todd Husson. He said something to me that I found very profound. He said; “it doesn’t matter if you have a kid in the show or not, this is a Coudersport 6th grade production and you just come and see it!” Todd knows first-hand the importance of community and how by attending events like Annie Jr. strengthens our little town. Just by coming out and supporting the kids, we speak volumes about how much we need to keep the arts alive in our schools and how they can enrich the human spirit.

In an era where we lament on everything that is no longer here and the hassles of road projects getting underway; spending a little time watching these kids, you realize why we fight to keep things going in our community. We have so much to be proud of and we need to make sure we appreciate it!

Luckily, there is one more opportunity to see the show on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. in the High School Auditorium for anyone else who wants to support our 6th graders and see the show. Believe me, it is a great way to spend a little of your Saturday afternoon and show a bit of “Community Pride!”

Today I am dedicating my progress to the cast and crew of the 2017 Coudersport 6th Grade Class production of Annie Jr. I will upload the photos of some of the cast members that I was able to get tonight in a separate post.


Coudersport Ambulance To East 2nd Street

At 9:25 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to East Second Street for a medical emergency.

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

Lagrew Printing Company in Coudersport, PA Has All Your Election Printing & Promotional Needs

Surprise Birthday Celebration For Dale Ransom Turning "75"

2-26 Public Auction, Burkhouse, Bradford, PA

SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. Accepting Applications For Utility/General Laborer At Galeton, PA Plant

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

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

Kane Man Not Hurt When Vehicle Strikes Guard Rail & Rolls Into Ditch

Smethport & Port Allegany Assist State Police With Suspicious Person

Genesee Woman Charged As A Result Of October Accident

Friday, February 24, 2017

Carol L. Shepard, 72, Wellsboro, PA, Formerly Doylestown

Carol L. Shepard, a resident of Wellsboro, PA since 2001, formerly a longtime resident of Doylestown, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home. She was 72.

Carol was the loving wife of James D. Shepard for 53 years.
Born in Buffalo, NY, Carol was the daughter of the late Norman and Angelica Phelps.

Carol’s life centered on her family. She enjoyed cooking, canning and baking, NASCAR and shopping, especially garage sales and thrift stores, gardening, fishing and her beloved dog Tiny. 

Carol had previously been employed with Acme Markets in Doylestown.

In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by 2 sons, Robert T. (Kathy) Shepard and James F. (Shannon) Shepard and a daughter Ann M. (Albert) Rivera. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a brother, Edward L. (Wendy) Phelps and a large extended family and a circle of special friends.

Carol’s family will receive friends 9-11:00 am Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Shelly Funeral Home, 1460 Easton Road, Warrington followed by a service celebrating her life at11:00 am. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the donor’s local fire co., ambulance assn. or animal shelter.

To send condolences to the family, please visit the funeral home website below.
Shelly Funeral Home, Warrington

Bridgeport Murder, Kidnapping Suspect Was Deported In 2013

Hartford Courant
A convicted felon, who was previously deported, fatally stabbed a woman and abducted their 6-year-old daughter from a Bridgeport home, triggering an Amber Alert and multi-state search that ended after a highway police chase and crash in Pennsylvania, authorities said.

Though the child, Aylin Hernandez, did not suffer serious physical injuries, police said her 26-year-old mother, Nidia Gonzalez, was dead. Another woman, believed to be a friend, was stabbed repeatedly in the home on Greenwood Street in Bridgeport, police said. The injured woman, who police declined to identify, was in critical but stable condition at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport late Friday.

Oscar Obedio Hernandez, 39, the suspect at the center of the sprawling search, was in custody in Pennsylvania late Friday. Bridgeport police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said authorities planned to bring the girl back to family in Connecticut with the assistance of the state's Department of Children and Families.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed late Friday that Hernandez, a citizen of El Salvador, was issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge on Oct. 29, 2013.

"He was removed from the United States by ICE officers in Hartford on Nov. 27, 2013," Shawn Neudauer, an ICE spokesman, said in a statement. "He has prior felony convictions from 2002 for assault and threatening, as well as several misdemeanor convictions. ICE has placed an immigration detainer with the Bridgeport Police Department." Read more...

Liberty & Blossburg Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 15 N

At 11:08 PM on Friday, Liberty & Blossburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on Rt. 15 Northbound, just north of Liberty.

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 10:14 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to 100 block of Main Street for a man ill.

Officer Smelled Marijuana On Speeding Stop; Couple Arrested/Jailed On Drug Charges

City of Bradford Police

*******Press Release*******
On 02/23/17 a City of Bradford Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Campus Drive for a motor vehicle violation. On approach of the vehicle the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was subsequently conducted. The search produced marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A search of the occupants produced a large amount of cash.
Devon Cruz (19 years old) from Philadelphia, PA and Miroslava Vazquez (19 years old) from Levittown, PA were both taken into custody for the violations.

Devon Cruz was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Commit Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Maximum Speed Limits (Speeding).

Miroslava Vazquez was charged with, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Commit Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both were arraigned on the charges before Judge Luther and remanded to McKean County Jail with bail set at straight $25,000.00 cash.

Hinsdale Man Arrested On Drug Charges

The Olean Police Departments Street Crimes Unit arrested 44 year old Douglas A. Brooks of 3356 Union Valley Road, Hinsdale, yesterday for drug charges. 

Investigators took Brooks into custody on Rt 16 in Hinsdale for an outstanding indictment warrant charging him the Criminal Sale of a controlled substance 4th degree (C Felony) and Criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th degree (D Felony) for selling Hydrocodone pills. 

This arrest is a result of an investigation by the Street Crimes Unit and a Grand jury presentation by District Attorned Lori P. Rieman. 

Brooks was processed at the Olean Police Department then transferred to the Cattaraugus County jail to await arraignment.

Gladys M. Lindvay, 85, of Warren, PA

Gladys M. Lindvay

Gladys M. Lindvay, 85, of Warren, PA, died Friday morning, February 24, 2017 at Cambridge Warren following a lengthy/brief illness.

Born on November 10, 1931 in Warren, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Carl and Alphonsine Bach Anderson. Gladys resided her entire life in Warren County. 

Along with her husband, she owned and operated the former Lindvay Diner in the 1960’s in Youngsville, PA and was employed as a machinist operator with the former New Process Company. She worked with the Warren County Commissioners with the Welfare Department Children and Youth and was a home health aide with Warren General Hospital. 

Gladys was a member of Holy Redeemer R. C. Church where she was a former member of the church Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Altar Rosary Society. She was a Sugar Grove Senior Center Volunteer with their exercise program and was a life member of the Clarendon V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and Past President of the V.F.W. Auxiliary 19th District and County Council, Bradford Cootiette Club and a member of the World War I Daughter, where she participates every year in the Memorial Day program at the Warren County Courthouse. Gladys helped her husband make numerous clocks and sold them nationwide. She entertained with her father’s band “The Coon hunters” during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. She enjoyed baking bread and canning vegetables.

Gladys is survived by her four children – Nancy Marie Gustafson and her husband, Allan, of Warren, PA, Michael A. Lindvay and his wife, Lona, of Warren, PA, Sue Ann Irvine and her husband, Bruce, of Panetta, FL, and Elizabeth McClellan and her husband, Stanley, Jr., of Warren, PA., her brother, Leroy “Sonny” Anderson of Warren, PA., Gladys is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Carrie Gustafson, Tracy (Mathew) Carlson, Chris (Emily) Lindvay, Kevin (Amanda) Lindvay, Doug (Bobbi) Irvine, Dustin Irvine, Kellie (Joseph) Goldthwaite, Stephanie (Toby) Larson and Amy McClellan, 9 great-grandsons and 5 great-granddaughters and another great grandchild is due to be born in September and a great great grandchild is due to be born in July, which would have made 5 generations, several nieces and nephews also survive. 

In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Michael V. Lindvay, whom she married on June 18, 1949 and who died on September 17, 2012, and one sister, Margaret L. Joyce.

Friends may call Monday, February 27, 2017 from 3 to 7:00 P.M., at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, where a vigil service will be held at 2:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Holy Redeemer R. C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Thomas Hewitt, 78, of Smethport, PA

Thomas Hewitt

Thomas Hewitt, 78, of Smethport, PA passed away Friday (Feb. 24, 2017) in The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, from 10-12 noon, at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral and committal services will be held at noon. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

A full obituary will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

JVB Celebrates 150 Years of Banking

MIFFLINTOWN, PA (February 24, 2017) — The Juniata Valley Bank, also known as JVB, is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year. JVB is one of the oldest financial institutions in Central Pennsylvania and has been locally owned and operated since 1867.

Located in Mifflintown, The Juniata Valley Bank was founded by John J. Patterson and opened for business under the name of Patterson, Pomeroy & Company on August 5, 1867. The Bank’s founders saw a need for a financial institution which could assist an agricultural community as well as all residents of the Juniata Valley. 

As a result of their efforts, JVB received its National Charter in 1898.

Starting in the early 1960s, JVB embarked on a number of mergers and construction of new branches to better serve the growing population. By 1967, there were 5 branches operating throughout the Juniata Valley. By 2008, JVB had  increased to 12 Community Offices, along with a Trust and Investment Services Division.

 In 2015, JVB grew to 15 Community Offices when it purchased The First National Bank of Port Allegany in McKean and Potter counties. These three new Community Offices, known as JVB Northern Tier, added substantially to JVB’s ability to meet the banking needs of the people of Northern Pennsylvania and has continued to serve the area since that time.

“Community banking has a special meaning to us.” says Marcie Barber, President and CEO. “Our belief in the value of community banking and our ability to successfully execute a community banking business strategy throughout various
regions in Pennsylvania is the essence of how we build that value.”

JVB is a full-service Community Bank offering a wide array of lending and deposit products, as well as Trust and Investment Services with offices throughout the Juniata Valley and Northern Tier.

Coudersport Swimming Pool Founder Urges Committee To Continue Effort To Reach Goal

Dear Jim,

After my recent visit with centenarian, Maxine Shear (the pool's founder) I am more inspired than ever to continue our pursuit of rebuilding the Coudersport Borough Pool. Maxine told me in 1955 that she wanted her 3 children to have a safe place to swim. 

She did not like the fact that the kids had to swim in the Allegheny, so she formed her committee of several ladies with young children and went to work gathering donations. Donations of $25,000.00 back in those days were a lot, much like the amount we need today, but they kept on going. She told me not to quit. "Whatever you do, don’t quit, no matter how many people make you cry or make you mad. The pool is too important to give up on."

So today, I wanted to let the community know that we still need financial support to reach our goal.

The Coudersport Borough Pool Committee and concerned citizens are continuing to collect generous donations daily at the borough office. We are still several thousand dollars away from our goal, but are encouraged by our progress. 

There is currently a new Facebook page that has been set up to help inform the community of the pool funds progress. There is also a letter drive that will soon be circulating in our community. Together, as a community, our contributions can make sure the only pool in Potter County and Maxine’s dream stays here for future generations to enjoy.

I personally want to thank Maxine for her kind and encouraging words.

Todd Husson


PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees approved a new 178-bed residence hall and dining hall expansion and renovation for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford at its meeting Friday.

Last summer, the trustees approved both projects as part of the university’s capital budget.

Construction on both projects will begin this summer and be completed in time for the 2018-19 academic year.

The $16.92 million hall will be located at the current site of the Dickinson town house apartments, which will be removed prior to the start of construction. The net gain for the campus will be 38 beds. Once the new hall is completed, the campus will be able to house more than 1,000 students.

“The new residence hall will be similar in look to those built in recent years and include common areas for socializing, study and fitness,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president. “Given our continuing transition to a primarily residential campus, there is a growing need for on-campus housing.

“Each year we strive to address the housing needs of our students. Even after the new facility is built, we will have to continue to house students beyond the design capacity of existing housing facilities on our campus.”

The new residence hall will be the fifth built since 2005. Demolition of the town house apartments will begin following Commencement, with construction of the new residence hall to begin once the site is fully prepared. The hall should be ready for occupation in August 2018.

The $4.71 million dining hall project will add space in the dining room to accommodate 69 new seats. The kitchen, which was built during a renovation of the Frame-Westerberg Commons in 2003 to serve 750 resident students, will be expanded by nearly 3,000 square feet to provide more room for food production, storage and dishwashing.

Architect’s rendering of a proposed residence hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The Pitt Board of Trustees approved the project on Friday.

Herbert James Dougherty, 80 of Limestone, NY

Herbert James Dougherty

US Air Force Vet
Herbert James Dougherty, 80 of Limestone, NY passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 23, 2017 at home with his family at his bedside.

Born on July 20, 1936 in Bradford he was a son of the late Glenn and Gladys (Dempsey) Dougherty Sr.

He graduated from Limestone High School in 1954. He held the men’s basketball high score for several years.

Mr. Dougherty enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 24, 1956 and received a good conduct medal before being honorably discharged on June 27, 1960. Most of his time in the service was spent in Okinawa Japan as a Communications Specialist.

On August 12, 1961 in Limestone, he married Kookie (Andress) of Limestone, who survives.

Herb spent most of his career in Bradford at Corning Glass Works, then Dale Electronics as a machinist and retired in 1997.

He spent his retirement years playing euchre and poker and watching whatever sport happened to be on TV. He especially enjoyed September when football and baseball seasons overlapped and was a long suffering Buffalo Bills fan. He also spent a lot of time spoiling his cats, first Puff then Precious, who survives.

He was a lifetime member of the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department and also served his community as an elected trustee of the Village of Limestone. For many years, Herbie and Kookie hosted friends and family in their garage bar and he was famous for his goulash.

In addition to his wife Kookie of 55 years, he is survived by a daughter Kathi of Knoxville, TN and a son Mat of Birmingham, AL; a grandson Kyle Matthias and his wife Brittany and two great grandchildren Dax and Madelyn, all of Knoxville, TN; his brother Harold “Chub” of Limestone and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Cindy Jo Matthias Dougherty who died February 19, 2005 and his siblings Robert and Glenn Dougherty Jr, and Maxine Ronald.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life, Sunday February 26, 2017 at 3pm at the Limestone Community Center. Members of the American Legion Post #1560 will accord Military Honor’s at the Community Center at 3:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in his memory to the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department or the Limestone American Legion Post#1560.

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

Online condolences can be expressed at

Wellsboro Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash At Junction

At 4:24 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire Department has been dispatched for traffic control for a 2 vehicle crash at the Rt. 6 & Rt. 287 Junction. Report no injuries, but vehicles are in the roadway.