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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gannon Wrestling Team Finishes 13th at NCAA Division II National Championships with Three All-Americans

Port Allegany Graduate Nick Budd 6th at NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships earning All American status
Event: 2017 NCAA Division II National Championships (Hosted by CrossPlex-Harris Arena - Birmingham, Ala.)
Number of Competing Teams: 44
Result: Gannon finished 13th out of 44 teams with 28.5 points.
The Short Story: Gannon freshman Carmine Ciotti (Erie, Pa./McDowell) (133), redshirt junior Eric Lewandowski (Depew, N.Y./Lancaster Central) (157) and redshirt junior Nick Budd (Port Allegany, Pa./Port Allegany) (Hwt.) placed and earned all-america honors Saturday at the NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. The trio helped the Golden Knights finish 13th place, representing the program's best finish since tying for eighth in 2010.

Gannon Wrestler: Nick Budd (Port Allegany, Pa./Port Allegany)
Record on Day Two: 1-2
Budd's Final Record: 21-12 Overall
Notes: Budd began the day with a 3-1 victory against unranked Ryan Appleby of Kutztown during the consolation quarterfinals ... after a scoreless first period, Appleby started the middle stanza down and escaped in six seconds for a 1-0 lead ... Budd started the third period down and escaped in seven seconds to tie the bout at one ... Budd then produced a takedown late in the third period to capture the victory ... Budd improved to 3-0 against Appleby this season, including a pin during the third-place match of the NCAA Division II Super Regional One ... Budd later dropped into the fifth-place match after a setback against seventh-ranked Michael Lowman of Augustana (S.D.) ... a Lowman takedown quickly turned into a pin with 36 seconds left in the first period to settle the match ... Budd concluded his run with a 5-3 loss against eighth-ranked Logan Hopp of Upper Iowa during the fifth-place match ... Hopp led 2-1 after one period following a takedown that was followed by a Budd escape ... Hopp started the second stanza down and escaped for a 3-1 lead ... Hopp continued with a takedown that was followed by another Budd escape, leaving the Hopp advantage at 5-2 after two periods ... Budd started the final two minutes down and needed only five seconds to escape, climbing within 5-3 ... neither wrestler was able to score the rest of the way, giving Budd a sixth-place finish ... Hopp defeated Budd for the second time during the national championships ... Budd was making his second NCAA Division II National Championship appearance ... Budd wrestled in the 2015 national championships after placing second at the regional tournament that season.

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Port Allegany Dispatched For One Car Crash On Rt. 155 North

At 10:37 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to Rt. 155 North between the Daily Bread and Birch Run Road for a one vehicle crash. 3 female occupants are denying injuries.

It's Happening At The Hotel Crittenden In Coudersport, PA

Eldred Dispatched For Crash On Sartwell Road

At 5:20 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. & Boro Ambulance dispatched to the area of 334 Sartwell Road for a one vehicle into ditch crash. Unknown if injury.

Roulette Dispatched To 4th Street

At 4:35 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Coudersport ALS dispatched to 4th Street for a patient with a hand injury.

Softball Suffers Pair of One-Run Losses

By Scott Elliott
NAPLES, Fla. - Pitt-Bradford softball suffered a pair of one-run losses Saturday at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Naples, Florida. The Panthers were blanked by Alverno 1-0 and came up short against Dominican, 6-5.

Cassidy Lewis was the tough-luck loser against Alverno, surrendering one run over seven stellar innings. She gave up just four hits, walked two and struck out two. The Inferno failed to advance a runner past second base over the last four innings, as Lewis

Alverno scratched across the game’s only run in the third inning. An error with two outs extended the frame, and the Inferno singled in the eventual game-winning tally on the next play.

Pitt-Bradford stranded a pair of runners in its half of the third and left the tying run standing at third base in the sixth. Alverno’s Ashlie Rossi retired the Panthers in order in the seventh to cap a complete-game one-hit gem.

Grace Dadzaa had the team’s only hit, an infield single to lead off the bottom of the first. Pitt-Bradford finished the game 1-6 with runners in scoring position.

A pair of long home runs proved to be the difference against Dominican. The Stars socked a three-run shot in the second inning and added a two-run blast in the fifth. Dominican had an RBI single in the third to account for its other run.

Pitt-Bradford jumped ahead on Madison East’s run-scoring single in the first, and a pair of RBI groundouts in the sixth inning trimmed the Panthers’ deficit to 6-3.

In the seventh, Dadzaa singled with one out, and two batters later, East followed with a base hit of her own. Lewis pinch-hit and was promptly plunked, loading the bases for the Panthers. Sydney Kuderna, who pitched two scoreless innings in the fifth and sixth, was called upon again to close out the game.

She hit the first batter she faced, scoring another Panther run, and walked Jenna Fellows to pull Pitt-Bradford within one. Kuderna closed out the game on the next play though, inducing a soft grounder to retire Melissa Nye.

Sam Hribal took the loss in the circle, allowing all six runs on 10 hits. She struck out one and did not walk a batter but was undone by the two homers. It was the Panthers’ fourth one-run loss this week.

East totaled three hits, a RBI and a run scored, and Dadzaa, who is batting .467 to start the season, added two hits and scored twice. Betty Fratercangelo also had a pair of hits for the Blue and Gold.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 4-6 on the season and wraps up its Florida trip Sunday with games against Nichols and Salem State.

Baseball Drops Series to Bethel in Florida Finale

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Pitt-Bradford baseball wrapped up play at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Fort Myers, Florida, Saturday with a pair of losses to Bethel. The Panthers lost 7-4 in the opening game and suffered a 10-1 setback in the nightcap.

Pitt-Bradford trailed 7-0 in the first game before striking for four runs in the sixth. Two runs scored following a Bethel error, and Tyler Hoops had a run-scoring double to right field. Two batters later, Kyle Hunted grounded out, scoring Hoops.

Hunt singled with one out in the seventh to keep the Panthers alive, but Jay Clinger struck out swinging in the next at bat to end the game.

Pitt-Bradford outhit the Royals 10-3, yet the Panthers committed four errors and pitchers Alex Andrzejewski and Ryan Boyer combined to walk five batters.

Brody Wood and Austin Hoggatt each had two hits apiece for the Blue and Gold, and Samuel Dreistadt drove in a pair of runs. Andrzejewski allowed seven runs, three earned, in four innings of work. He walked four and struck seven.

The Royals’ Noah Luedtke limited Pitt-Bradford to two hits and one run in six innings to stymie the Panthers in game two. It was more than enough as Bethel pounded out 16 hits and scored in every inning but two.

Pitt-Bradford starter Ryan Northcott was tagged for five runs in 5.2 innings pitched, and the Royals erupted for five runs off relievers Tom Easton and Zach Suchocki in the seventh. Dreistadt had two of the team’s three hits.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 3-9 on the season and returns to action next weekend with a three-game series at Ursinus.


Foster Township Police Respond To Slip & Slide

Foster Township Police Department


WELLSBORO—Amateur and professional artists 17 years of age and older who live within a 150-mile radius of Wellsboro are invited to submit two original entries to the 2017 Gmeiner Regional Art Exhibition being held this June at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center at 134 Main Street.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, June 2 from 5-8 p.m. The awards ceremony will take place during the reception with cash and merchandise prizes being presented for the most original and defined entries in the exhibit. The selected artwork will remain on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, June 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18 and 24 & 25 and from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays , June 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23.

“For this show, we will consider any work of art completed within the past two years," said Director Anna Wales . "We welcome entries in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpting, sewing, welding, photography, architecture, ceramics and glass, comic art, design, digital art, fashion, film and animation, jewelry and mixed media. This year, the theme has been left open, to allow all artists to present their best work," Wales said.

A completed application and a high quality digital image of each entry must be attached to a single email addressed to Anna Wales at Each digital photograph must be labeled with the artist’s name (john.jones.jpg). The subject line in the email must include the artist’s first and last name and 2017 Gmeiner Regional Art Exhibition.

"Because of this adjudication method, the quality of the photographs is very important; therefore, each file should be sized between 1.5 and 5 megabytes," said Wales.

Online registration will end Monday, May 1. All entry fees must be paid by that date. The nonrefundable fee for each entry is $10. Checks must be written to the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center.

Artists whose entries are selected for the exhibition will be notified and will be provided with the date and time they must deliver their selected artwork to the Gmeiner. Artists are responsible for preparing their artwork for professional exhibition and for transporting it to and from the Gmeiner.

Complete details and an application for this event are available on the Gmeiner website (

Interesting Photo

It made me turn around and stop.
Photo Courtesy Of Leo Sczcesny

Scio, Wellsville Dispatched For Crash With Injuries & Possible Entrapment

At 2:00 PM on Saturday, Fire & EMS have been dispatched to County Road 31 for a 2 vehicle crash with possibly 2 injuries. Roadway is blocked. Possible entrapment.

Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous Started Today, Continues All Next Week

Emporium Sawmill Destroyed By Fire But Most Of Complex Saved From Damage

Photos above shared courtesy of
Elizabeth Pashakarnis

Photos shared by Cody Andrus

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Howard Drilling Inc in Wetmore Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-03-10 to Howard Drilling Inc in Wetmore Twp, McKean county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Port Allegany Dispatched For Drain Cleaner Inhalation

At 10:54 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire & EMS dispatched to 8 Pearl Street for inhalation of fumes from drain cleaner.

Friendship & Cuba Dispatched For Accident On I-86

At 10:52 AM on Saturday, Friendship & Cuba have been dispatched to I-86 near milemaker 98 for a vehicle in the median.

Mt. Jewett & Hilltop Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Lindholm Road

At 10:49 AM on Saturday, Mount Jewett & Hilltop Fire Departments & Mt. Jewett Ambulance dispatched to a crash between a PennDOT truck and a car on the Lindholm Road.
10:53--Station 7 hold in quarters per Squad 10.

Firefighters From 4 Counties Battle Early Morning Fire At Emporium Hardwoods
Cameron County Fire Wire
Saturday, March 11, 2017--4:13 AM

Cameron Company 14
Fire Box 14-04
15970 ROUTE 120
Reported Industrial Structure Fire
Emporium Hardwoods
Deputy 14 on scene reporting working fire
Requesting a 2nd Alarm. Also requesting 2 tankers above the second sending Elk Co. 1 (Saint Marys) and Tioga Department 44 (Austin) to the scene. Elk Company 1 upgraded to a full company response. 3rd alarm struck. Company 16 for a tanker. Truck 411(Ridgway) and a Squad, Tanker and RIT Team from Station 3 (Port Allegany) and a tanker from Mckean Station 2 (Smethport) and 12 (Norwich). Clinton Station 29 (Renovo) dispatched to standby at station 16 and was upgraded to the scene. Cascade system from Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg). Engine from Department 48 (Coudersport) all requested to the scene.
Mountaineer Search and Rescue also activated to assist.
Exterior operations only.
8:12 AM-Fire under control.
Cody Andrus photo

PIAA Boys Playoffs--Coudersport Falcons against United Lions

Today's Boys PIAA Class AA 1st round will feature the #1 seed from District 9 - Coudersport Falcons against the #4 seed from District 6 - United Lions

The winner advances to the 2nd round against the winner of West Middlesex/Greensburg CC on Wednesday, March 15th.

Today's game will be played at Bradford High School with tipoff scheduled at 4:30 P.M.

The game will be broadcast live on WFRM 600 AM (Coudersport) and streamed online at

Bill Pekarski: Day 191, Living life on my terms

Bill Pekarski with Sherry Donner Ianson and Rea Gibble.

Day 191, Living life on my terms.

Well, at least the snow is pretty. It will also make for a nice drive to get some hot pancakes at one of the various maple farms this weekend. Can you think of anything that tastes better on a cold, snowy morning than flap jacks hot off the grill with some butter and real maple syrup?

If you find yourself in the Coudersport area, I can definitely recommend the all you can eat pancakes at Brydonson’s Maple Farm on Ayers Hill Road. It is little off the beaten path for you town folk, but it is so worth the drive. Just go slow and don’t be in a hurry, they won’t run out!

They have a small store where they sell all of the maple products and then a rustic kitchen is set up in an adjacent building. While they actually only serve one pancake at a time, they are the size of a hub cap. Add to that the melty butter and new crop of maple syrup and you have a treat that you can only get in Potter County!

It is also an adventure to watch as the cakes are cooked. No regular spatula will do; instead they make use of a pizza oven slider to flip them. Additionally, there is no need to put on airs as everyone is just laid back and having a good time.

Most weekends, you will find Sherry Donner Ianson manning the grill and mega flipper while her daughter; and former Potter County Maple Queen/State Alternate, Rea Ianson Gibble provides the table service. She definitely gets a workout carrying pancakes to all of the tables. They are also very keen to start your next plate while you finish your current allotment. They even throw some sausage on top to complete the rustic, hearty, mountain style meal.

So if you are hungry this Saturday and/or Sunday, they are serving from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Also, you may want to check your schedule to come back the next weekend for the Maple Weekend Celebration when they will have an exhibit of Live Birds of Prey, the Pa Game Commission Education Trailer, Mort’s Meat Mafia, Potter County 4-H exhibits and activities, and a Mobile Energy Education Exhibit with activities as well.

I may have to wake Beth up on Sunday or leave her behind so I can get my fill of pancakes. Luckily for me, they are really just a short drive down the road. It is too bad they don’t deliver.

Today I want to dedicate my progress to all of the Maple producers, especially the folks at Brydonson’s Farm who go out of their way to make you feel welcome and fill your stomach!

Bradford Dispatched To Vehicle Into Pole With Wires Down On Wagner Avenue

At 2:05 AM on Saturday, Bradford Township & City Ambulance were dispatched to the area of 6 Wagner Avenue for a vehicle into a pole with wires down.

Coudersport Ambulance Was Dispatched To Sweden Valley Manor

At 1:05 AM on Saturday Coudersport Ambulance and ALS were dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for difficulty breathing.

Plan To Visit Miller's Purely Maple On Hills Creek Lake Road Maple Weekend For Breakfast Starting At 9 AM

Winter March Madness Sale Continues Thru Saturday At Port Allegany Shop 'n Save; ONLY 2 MORE DAYS TO SAVE BIG $$$

Check Out The $0. Down, 0% Financing For 60 Months At Howards, Inc. In Coudersport

"Understanding The Difference Between Hospice & Palliative Care" at Sweden Valley Manor Tuesday, March 14th

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

Bronze Alley Boxer Band To Perform Saturday At Crittenden Hotel & TapRoom In Coudersport, PA

Please join us! Call for Reservations: (814) 274-8320

Saturday March 11th TrashinForFashion 4th Annual Fashion Show

SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. Has An Immediate Opening For A Process Engineer

This Saturday & Sunday, All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 AM to 2 PM At Brydonson's Maple Farm Near Coudersport,-77.9659877,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89cde2485e8fcd05:0x8de7beb712a62f3d!8m2!3d41.7038137!4d-77.963799
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SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. In Galeton, PA, Seeking Quality Engineer

Spring Ladies’ Conference March 18th at the Emporium Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

Spring Ladies’ Conference March 18th

The annual Spring Ladies’ Conference will take place on Saturday, March 18th, 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Emporium Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road (Route 155). All area women are warmly invited.

While women of every age will enjoy the conference, this year’s spring event is highlighting the rich and beautiful faith which is produced from decades and decades of seeking and knowing God. All elements of the morning will be designed with an appreciation for older women, including the teaching and the music. A memorable, and potentially favorite, aspect of the morning will be a video collage of several area women speaking about their long relationship with the Lord. The ages of these women range between 75 and 102 years. 

Refreshments and luncheon will be provided and there is no cost for the conference. Any donation, however, will be gratefully received and will be sent directly to people in Haiti for food, school, clean water, medical care, and small business start-up costs. Gifts for Haiti to be tax deductible should be made by check to the Emporium CMA Church.

This would be a perfect time for younger women to bring moms, grandmothers, older neighbors, and friends for a strengthening of faith, a fresh shot of inspiration, and a glorifying of the Name of Jesus Christ. For more information, or if transportation needs exist, contact Deb Eckenroth 814-486-3375.

Potter County Housing Authority Has A Civil Service Position Available For A Management Aide

Surprise 80th Birthday Party For Bill G. Potter Saturday, March 18th At Ulysses Fire Hall