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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Parade Details Disclosed For Coudersport

The Coudersport American Legion Post reports that there will be a Memorial Day Parade. Line up beginning at 10:30 am at 7th Street and continuing to 3rd and to the courthouse square. Parade gets underway at 11am. 

The speaker will be our own Carl Olshefskie, American Legion Department of PA Commander. We are proud that Carl will be joining us to speak and proud that he is a member of our Post 192. 

Thank you and please turn out on Monday to show your respect for those who have served their nation.

Thanks to Cathy Bowers for gathering this information. If your town is having Memorial Day events or parade, send the information to us at our email address, or send it in a comment on this article.

Eldred Dispatched To House Fire On Windfall Road

At 9:15 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire, Eldred, Borough & Ambulance have been dispatched to a working house fire at 482 Windfall Road in Eldred Township.
Second Alarm, Port Allegany, Otto Township, Town of Olean, Eldred Borough & Township. 
Third Alarm: Portville, Smethport, Rew, Otto. 
9:37 PM--Roulette Engine Company to Port Allegany for standby assignment. 

Bradford City Dispatched To Garage Fire On School Street

At 8:56 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a possible house fire at 42 School Street.

Police on scene report a garage fire. It is believed the homeowner has the fire out.

Thomas H. ENGLE, 74, of Ulysses, PA

Thomas H. ENGLE

Thomas H. ENGLE, 74, of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Eldred Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 446

At 8:39 PM on Saturday, Eldred Fire & Ambulance have dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on Rt. 446 & Slack Hollow.
Command reports no injuries.

Angelica Dispatched for One Car Rollover Crash

At 6:59 PM on Saturday, Angelica has been dispatched for a one vehicle rollover crash on the Lamont Road. Driver is denying injury.

S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library’s Book Buddies book club has chosen their summer reading selections

June 29: At Least in the City Someone Would Hear me Scream by Wade Rouse
July 27: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
No meeting in August
September 28: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

The next meeting of Book Buddies will be on June 29 from 6-7pm at the library to discuss Wade Rouse's memoir At Least in the City Someone Would Hear me Scream. Join us! If you cannot participate in person, you have the option of joining the discussion via the Book Buddies Blog on Copies of the book are for loan and the library requests to borrow additional copies from other libraries in PA. The book is also available as an e-book through OverDrive: (

Ronald H. “Geez” Geiser, 81, of Coudersport, PA

Ronald H. Geiser 

Ronald H. “Geez” Geiser, 81, of Coudersport, PA, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 27, 2017, after a brief illness.

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


Readfield Meats, Inc. Recalls Beef Trimming Products Due to Possible Adulteration
Readfield Meats, Inc., doing business as Ruffino Meats & Food Service, a Bryan, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 45,985 pounds of beef trimming products due to possible adulteration.

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Westfield Twp

Gas permit issued on 2017-05-22 00:00:00 to TRAVIS PEAK RESOURCES LLC for site PAINTER 2H in Westfield Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Corp in Shippen Twp, Tioga CountyAdministrative violation issued on 2017-05-18 to Seneca Resources Corp in Shippen Twp, Tioga county. 78a65(f) - SITE RESTORATION – Post plugging restoration reports – Operator failed to electronically submit a restoration report to the Department within 60 calendar days after post-plugging restoration under 25 Pa. Code § 78a.65 (a)(2).
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Bill Pekarski: Day 262, Living life on my terms

Bill Pekarski:

Day 262, Living life on my terms.

So many wonderful things are on tap for this weekend, I don’t even know where to begin.

Today marks the annual opening weekend for the Coudersport Ice Mine, the return of our downtown Farmer’s Market, Coudersport’s best Bar-B-Que Chicken at the fire hall will be on Saturday, and the “soft” opening of Bones N Banter Food Trailer located down to Potter County Outfitters on Saturday as well. Additionally, after you spend all Saturday eating, you can go fishing on Sunday for the first of two “Fish for Free” days in Pennsylvania; no license needed!

The return of the Ice Mine has been a wonderful boost for the local economy, drawing in tourists from across the country. Once people get here, they can experience all of the other things our great community has to offer. Maybe a little breakfast at the Tea Room, chicken or smoked pulled pork—brisket—ribs for lunch and or dinner, and maybe a trip for dinner to the historic Crittenden Hotel for a delightful evening meal and drinks. You know, just pulling each of those thoughts together sounds like a pretty darn good time in our little town.

The first farmers market of the year will feature some early season produce, home baked goods, and local, handmade crafts. Located on the open lot next to the courthouse, you can walk around and visit the vendors and enjoy a relaxing Friday afternoon. Make sure to stop and check out the organic offerings of Metzger’s Heritage Farms. Art and Jane have committed to not only providing organic options, but educating the public on the importance of it as well.

As far as chicken bar-b-ques go, there are many imitators, but nobody cooks chicken outside on an open fire like the men and women of station 48. Whether you just go for a half or you opt to add the homemade baked beans and macaroni salad, you just can’t miss. The firemen (and their wives, right Calee Phelps?) work really hard to make sure that you don’t have to on your Memorial Day weekend.

So, what is Bones N Banter? Well, anyone who knows the Ostroski boys, Tadd and Joe, knows that for the past few years they have been honing their skills with outdoor grilling and smoking. They have been available for events and private parties in the past, but know they are opening up a food truck/trailer to offer their smoked and grilled delicacies to the masses. They also have the help of Tadd’s wife Ellen in the kitchen.

All of the rubs and sauces are made by hand using the best possible ingredients. Slow smoking in a temperature controlled unit yields unparalleled taste, texture, and moistness. For me however, I can’t get enough of the finishing bbq sauce he puts on as the sandwich is completed. This weekend they will be providing just a small taste of what their full menu will offer in the coming weeks.

I also mentioned the Tea Room and Café as an important stop when coming through Coudersport. They have expanded their hours and the foods they are creating are unique and delicious. Like I said before, you need to go there and not be in a hurry. It is imperative that you take the time to enjoy the ambiance and atmosphere of this wonderful little bistro.

As for the historic Crittenden Hotel, I am hoping to get down there to get some photos of their restoration projects and a little more insight for a future story. However, for now I know that I can tell you that the food is of “five star” quality and the service is outstanding. They also have a large selection of craft brewed beers, cordials, and cocktails. Stepping into their dining room is like taking a step back in time.

From the sounds of things, I should be well fed this weekend and ready to enjoy the Memorial Day services downtown on Monday. Watching the parade and listening to the speakers in the square as they honor our fallen military men and women is a civic responsibility to me. The only reason that I am able to enjoy everything I have mentioned in today’s story is because of their sacrifice, and I am eternally grateful to them.

Today I am dedicating my progress to everyone that I have mentioned. I do want to send out a special wish for good luck to the Ostroski’s opening up Bones N Banter as they introduce themselves to the community and look forward to their Grand Opening in the near future. 
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Chicken is Ready At Coudersport Fire Dept.

5-27 Coudersport Vol Fire Dept Chicken BBQ

Almond Dispatched To Report Of Motorcycle/Deer Accident

At 8:08 AM on Saturday, Almond Fire & Ambulance dispatched to I-86 Eastbound near Almond for a report of a motorcycle/deer accident with a person lying in the roadway. The location is at the overlook in Steuben County. Steuben County units have been dispatched.

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See Cub Cadet All-Around Strength At Moon's Farm Yard Center In Ulysses & Wellsboro

Patrick Hoopes Trucking Is Hiring Class A & B Drivers In Ulysses, PA


Coudersport Ice Mine Opening For The Season Memorial Weekend 10 AM To 6 PM

Health Ride Plus, Inc. Seeking Wheel Chair Van Drivers In Potter County

Schott Associates Eye Care Seeking Associates To Fill Openings

RN's & LPN's Wanted In Bradford, Eldred, Emporium, Galeton, Kane, Roulette, Smethport, St. Marys, & Warren

Hebron Community Yard Sale May 28 & 29th; 2 Floors Plus Outdoors

Coudersport Consistory Donates To Coudersport Area Pool Fund

Jerry Bish of the Coudersport Consistory Presents a check 
for the Town Pool Fund To Bev Morris.

Coudersport Main Street Committee Is Offering 4 For 4 Store Start Up Program

Includes 4 Large Ads On Solomon's Words For The Wise

Oswayo Valley School District Has Anticipated Vacancies For 2017-18 School Year

Whispering Evergreens Food Plots, Supplies & Services For You

Friday, May 26, 2017

Estate Auction, Saturday, June 10th at 987 Bloomster Hollow Rd., Smethport, PA

Habitat For Humanity Resale Store Has Used Vinyl Siding For Sale And More

Potter County Habitat for Humanity has recently acquired approximately 15 sq . of used vinyl siding.

It is white in color, double 5" and is in very good condition.

Was not on previous building for very long time.

We also have a large inventory of vanity tops, doors, and windows.

Most of these items are currently at our store on E. 2nd. St. and some are stored at our trailer site.

Call or stop in at our resale store. 814-320-0466, or call Dick Myers at 910-279-7412


Hamilton-Gibson Productions, Tioga County’s community theatre arts group, is recruiting volunteers for two events at the Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, New York.

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 and the NASCAR Spring Cup Race on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6.

Watkins Glen International will contribute funds to H-G, a non-profit organization, for the volunteers’ time. “H-G can potentially make over $2,000,” said Bev Dochstader, H-G development coordinator. “This is open to anyone willing to help us who is 18 and over, so bring a friend and enjoy a day at the Glen.”

Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese is the sponsor of the wine festival. “The nice thing about it is we are in a tent so we are shielded from sun and rain,” she said.

“We need 22 volunteers on July 15 and 16 in the wine pick-up tent. Four- to six-hour shifts are available beginning at 12, p.m., 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. and ending at 5 or 6 p.m.” Volunteers are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before their shift to get a T-shirt and ID badge.

Dochstader noted that volunteers will be in the wine pick-up tent matching claim tickets to wine purchases. “Volunteers might have to lift a case of wine. We sometimes worked in pairs last year to help with lifting.”

All volunteers are eligible to get a wristband for free admission for tasting before their shift begins.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Race is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6. “The Argetsinger Grandstand between turns 2 and 3 will be entirely staffed by our group,” Dochstader said. We need seven people Saturday for five- to six-hour shifts starting at either 9 a.m. or noon. We need 20 people on Sunday for four- to six-hour shifts with start times from 10 a.m. until noon. Positions are ushering and checking tickets. Also needed are two greeters to give directions. This is a rain or shine event so we are expected to stay until it’s over both days or return on Monday if it is delayed until then.”

Volunteers for both events must be at least 18 years old. “Free camping is available for the wine festival but only for people who sign up for both days. Carpooling is also available. Those who want to camp or carpool should let me know soon.”

For more information, call Bev Dochstader at 570-724-2079 or email her at

Kane Dispatched for Rubbish Fire At Nelson's Junk Yard

At 9:00 PM on Friday, Kane Fire Department has been dispatched to Nelson's Junk Yard on Route 6 for a rubbish fire.

Coudersport PTSA recently hosted its annual Elementary School Science Fair

Participation is optional in grades K-4, required in grades 5-6. There were numerous interesting projects and the students learned a great deal both experimenting and presenting to the judges. Twenty-four students of the Coudersport High School National Honor Society graciously spent the day interviewing 160 elementary participants and judging their projects. Multiple community members volunteered to help make the show run smoothly. 

The winners of the fair are as follows:

Most Original: Aurie Harvey-‘Light Sensing Robot’

Best in Show: Hanna Milhous-‘Which Soil is Best?’

Kindergarten, First and Second Grades

Behavioral and Social Sciences: 1st-Evelyn Buchsen, 2nd-Gavin Roessner

Biochemistry: 1st- Cael Delong, 2nd-William Morgart

Plant Science and Botany: 1st- Lila Rohrer, 2nd-Ansley Confer

Chemistry: 1st-Gavin Bright, 2nd-Wesley Norman

Engineering, Computers and Math: 1st-Lydia Husson, 2nd-Zoe Lord

Environmental Sciences: 1st-Delaney Wahlers, 2nd-Scott Cornelius

Earth and Space Sciences: 1st-Rowen Welsh, 2nd-Devin Kiser

Family Consumer Science: 1st-Steffi Buchsen

Health and Human Performance: 1st-Ian Baker, 2nd-Ella Wahlers

Microbiology: 1st-Aubriana Lagrua, 2nd-Maggie Tubbs

Physics: 1st-Cayden Roberts, 2nd-Chase Wahlers

Animal Sciences and Zoology: 1st-Carter Gill, 2nd-Saige Fox

Third and Fourth Grades

Behavioral and Social Sciences: 1st-John Wright

Biochemistry: 1st-Owen Gill

Plant Science and Botany: 1st-Autumn Haggard

Chemistry: 1st-Addison Burr

Engineering, Computers and Math: 1st-Aurie Harvey

Environmental Sciences: 1st-Parker Miller

Earth and Space Sciences: 1st-Haylee James

Family Consumer Science: 1st-Parker Sherry

Health and Human Performance: 1st-Christian Cruze

Microbiology: 1st-Ysabel Brown

Physics: 1st-Briar Miller

Animal Sciences and Zoology: 1st-Emilee Dailey

Fifth and Sixth Grades

Behavioral and Social Sciences: 1st (tie)- Lilah Husson and Killian Ramsey, 2nd- Selin Sumer, 
3rd-Amelia Ott
Plant Science and Botany: 1st-Hannah Milhous, 2nd-Owen Chang, 3rd-Avery Taylor
Chemistry: 1st (tie) Leah Larsen and Corben Sallade, 2nd- Wyatt Daisley, 3rd-Emma Chambers
Engineering, Computers and Math: 1st-Sophia Snowman, 2nd-Lorenzo Salamone, 3rd-Caleb Lazurek
Earth and Space Sciences: 1st-Adia Grinnel, 2nd-Onica Gamet, 3rd-Hailie Marsh
Family Consumer Science: 1st-Dylan Howard, 2nd-Nash Delp, 3rd (tie)-Rylan Arnold and Sawyer Batterson
Health and Human Performance: 1st-L.T. Meyers, 2nd-Sierra Meyers, 3rd-Cheyne Pitcher
Microbiology: 1st-Xander Brown
Physics: 1st-Tyler Frair, 2nd-Lilianna Larsen, 3rd-Emaly Dubots-Angood
Animal Sciences and Zoology: 1st-Viggo Brown, 2nd-Reilly Streich, 3rd-Ava Wahlers

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes for May 11

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda for May 25

News from State Representative Matt Gabler

Headline Harrisburg

Friday, May 26, 2017
The latest news from the State Capitol 
REAL ID UPDATE– Pennsylvanians would not have to purchase identification that complies with the federal REAL ID Act under legislation has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Under Senate Bill 133, which the House passed Wednesday, residents will be able to choose between a REAL ID or a standard driver’s license or photo ID. Residents who choose the standard form of identification will have to have a passport or other REAL ID-compliant identification to board an airplane or enter a federal building once the new system is in place.

It is not yet clear how long it will take to fully implement REAL ID in Pennsylvania, so the Commonwealth will be requesting an extension from the federal government. Assuming the extension is granted, Pennsylvanians will be able to continue using their current form of state-issued identification to board airplanes or enter federal buildings.

Offering residents a choice allows Pennsylvania to comply with the requirements of federal law while also avoiding unnecessary costs and administrative burdens on taxpayers who do not wish to apply for the new form of identification.
Supporting Our Emergency Responders – On Tuesday, May 23, the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee passed legislation I support that would give much-needed financial assistance to our emergency responders.

House Bill 699 would increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate for transportation of patients by emergency medical services. The current rate has been in place since 2004, when the figure was increased for the first time in 25 years. It is a simple matter of bringing our currently insufficient funding mechanisms up to speed – something that is long overdue.
Ensuring Coverage for Lyme Disease Treatment - To help ensure patients have access to available and emerging diagnostics and treatment options for Lyme disease and related tick-borne diseases, House Bill 174 is expected to be voted this coming week.

Over the last five years, Pennsylvania has ranked highest in the nation in confirmed cases of Lyme disease, with 10,817 in 2015. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released a study last year confirming a high risk of Lyme in every county of the Commonwealth.

House Bill 174 would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related tick-borne illnesses as prescribed by a patient’s health care practitioner, regardless if the treatment plan includes short-term or long-term antibiotic treatment. The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.

May is also Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. Individuals should be aware of early, disseminated, and late/persistent symptoms and that a negative Lyme test cannot rule out Lyme disease. The early clinical diagnosis and appropriate treatment of these tick-borne disorders and diseases can greatly reduce the risks of continued, diverse and chronic symptoms which can affect every system and organ of the human body and often every aspect of a person’s life.

For tips about how to protect yourself from Lyme disease, click here.
Chronic Wasting Disease - While details are still being worked out, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is planning to expand Disease Management Area (DMA) 2 as the result of new Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) detections in wild deer and cervid captive facilities. In 2016, 25 wild deer tested positive for CWD. All of these cases were in or near DMA 2, the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in the wild. That number is more than double the number of CWD-positive deer detected in DMA 2 from 2012 to 2015.

DMA 2 currently includes parts of Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Cambria and Fulton counties. The eastward expansion is expected to take in the area around the Franklin County hunting preserve where a CWD-positive deer was detected last year, the first new case in a captive deer farm since 2014.

Within DMAs, special regulations are in place to reduce the risk of CWD spreading to other areas. These regulations include restrictions on transporting deer carcasses, feeding deer, and use of urine-based deer lures.

CWD is not only a threat to Pennsylvania’s deer, but also the elk herd; however, no positive results have been detected in Pennsylvania’s elk herd to date. During 2016, 110 wild elk were tested for CWD, including hunter-harvested animals and elk exhibiting clinical signs consistent with CWD.
Congratulations….to Shawn McFarland of Clearfield on being given PennDOT's Star of Excellence Award for his outstanding performance. He is one of 30 PennDOT employees statewide to be honored today in Harrisburg.

Shawn is a 13-year employee of PennDOT and currently serves as District 2's structural control engineer. His accomplishments include assisting in development of innovative tools to help document and monitor pile driving operations. He has also played a significant role in creating a measuring process for internal concrete temperatures during cold-weather curing of bridge decks.
A Job Well Done – Congratulations to these members of the Pennsylvania State Police who have recently been promoted:      
  • Robert W. McGarvey of DuBois, Clearfield County, was promoted to the rank of corporal and reassigned from Troop C, DuBois to Troop C, Clarion.  
  • Matthew J. Higgins of Kersey, Elk County, was promoted to the rank of corporal and reassigned from Troop C, Ridgway to Troop C, Punxsutawney.   
  • Thomas A. Hertlein of Woodland, Clearfield County, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and reassigned from the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards to Troop G, Hollidaysburg.
Remembering Our Heroes – This Monday, May 29, is Memorial Day, honoring the men and women who have sacrificed their lives serving in our nation’s military.

Please consider joining me at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, 604 Joseph St. I will also be the honorary grand marshal for the parade that follows the ceremony.

For more information on Memorial Day and its history, click here.

G2 Gymnastics – XCEL States Results

Recently, Kara Longo represented G2 Gymnastics of Shinglehouse, PA at the XCEL USA Gymnastics Pennsylvania State Championships. The event was held at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. Approximately 700 gymnast represented over 60 teams from across PA.

Judging was tough, though Kara was able to secure a bronze medal on vault with a 9.35. Kara also earned an 8.45 on bars, 8.80 on beam, 9.0 on floor, and 35.60 All Around. This competition concluded the season for G2 Gymnastics. Congratulations to all athletes.

G2 will be starting their first summer session June 10th. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up. We are also accepting new members for the 2017-2018 competitive season.

For more information or to register for classes, please visit

Hanson Funds at Community Foundation will Benefit First Responders, Dialysis Center and other causes

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved grants from two funds established by Paul and Betty Hanson to support local first responders, a local dialysis center and hospital, and a library.
The Paul and Mary Janowicz Fund provided three grants of $150 each to three organizations selected by the fund advisors – the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Department, the Marie Lorenz Dialysis Center Fund at the Olean General Hospital Foundation and the Olean Public Library.

Paul and Betty Hanson of Olean established the fund in 2014 in memory of Betty’s parents, Paul and Mary Janowicz. The fund also provides an annual scholarship to an Ellicottville Central School student.

The Paul and Betty Hanson Fund made possible three grants of $200 each to Mercy Flight of Western New York, the Town of Olean Fire Department and the Olean General Hospital Foundation.

The Hansons also established a scholarship in 2016 for Olean High School students pursuing a post-secondary degree in the trade or technical field.

“Selfless, generous people like the Hansons are pillars of our community,” said Karen Niemic Buchheit, CRCF executive director. “Their endowment funds will provide ongoing financial support to important organizations that strengthen our communities and help students, patients, friends and neighbors alike.”

Donations can be made to the Paul and Mary Janowicz Fund and Paul and Betty Hanson Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., 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).

Otto Township Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Red Rock Hill

At 7:08 PM on Friday, Otto Township Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Red Rock Hill on the Otto Side for a one vehicle rollover crash.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 5:17 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Cousersport ALS dispatched to Rt. 44 South for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Mrs. Mary Stavisky Retires From Port Allegany School District

Port Allegany School District


Mrs. Stavisky finished up 37.5 years of teaching this school year with 29.5 of those years spent in the Port Allegany School District. She has taught in many grade levels throughout her career and has made a positive impact on every child that she has come in contact with over the years. Mrs. Stavisky has been an exemplary teacher and will be missed by everyone next school year. We wish you the absolute best retirement!

Woman dies in single-vehicle crash

By Shawn Annarelli
Centre Daily Times

A woman died Friday in a Clearfield County crash, according to state police at Clearfield.

Cindy Gausman, 34, was identified by state police. Her daughter, who is 11 years old, was taken by helicopter to a hospital for suspected serious injuries.

Gausman, of Brisbin, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am at about 7:35 a.m. when she was unable to negotiate a right hand curve on Green Acre Road, police said in a release. The vehicle crossed over the opposing lane and hit a tree off the left side of the road. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The child was extricated by first responders and taken to UPMC Altoona’s trauma center.

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Port Allegany School District

Mr. Nasto concludes 24 super years as the Elementary Physical Education Teacher at Port Allegany. 

In addition to his teaching duties, he has served as Jr. High Football coach and Jr. High Girls' Basketball coach for many years. 

Mr. Nasto has positively influenced students in the elementary school and the high school effortlessly throughout his career. He was always eager to lend a helping hand whenever called upon and he will be missed immensely in the elementary school. We wish him a long and healthy retirement.

Olean Man Arrested For Selling Crack Cocaine

Robert Rote
City of Olean, NY Police Department

25 year old Robert Rote of 601 1/2 W. State St., Olean, was arrested last night at 11:35 p.m. at his residence for an outstanding warrant charging him with selling and possessing Crack Cocaine. 

District Attorney Lori P. Rieman presented the case to a Cattaraugus County Grand jury after a controlled purchase of Crack was conducted on Rote by the Olean Police Departments Street Crimes Unit. After booking procedures at the Olean Police Department, Rote was taken to the Cattaraugus County jail to await arraignment .

Scarnati Announces Final Approval to Establish PA’s Rural Regional College

(HARRISBURG) – The Pennsylvania Department of Education has given final approval for the establishment of the Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania, according to State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Senator Scarnati hailed the decision as a vital step in bringing affordable, accessible education alternatives to the area. This endeavor began in 2014 when Scarnati introduced legislation in the Senate to create a first-of-its kind rural regional college to provide post-secondary educational opportunities to under-served residents in Northcentral and Northwest Pennsylvania. Act 126 of 2014 was signed into law and since that time area legislators, education and business leaders, the College Board of Trustees and the Department of Education have been working together to develop the college’s operating and financial plans.

“Access to the Rural Regional College is critical to providing new career opportunities for students and improving the economy,” Scarnati said. “I’d like to thank the Board of Trustees of the Rural Regional College, all those who worked so diligently to develop the approved plan, and especially my former Senate colleague and current Board Member Senator Mary Jo White, for helping to make this idea a reality. I am very pleased with the major progress that has taken place as we work toward opening the college this fall.”

“This will be the first community college to offer greatly needed higher educational opportunities to Northwestern Pennsylvania,” Scarnati continued. “Thanks to input by education, business and community leaders, we can help area residents receive the training and education they need.”

Scarnati explained that the new college will offer two-year associate degrees, as well as training and certificate programs. Curriculum of the college will be determined by the Board of Trustees, based upon the future workforce needs of the designated region of Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren counties.

“I thank the Pennsylvania Department of Education for working with me and my colleagues to establish the college,” Scarnati stated. “This final approval brings us one step closer to providing rural communities in this area with education and training close to home and at an affordable cost.”