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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Elkland Search & Rescue, Jay Township Fire Dept. Dispatched For Search For Lost ATV Rider

At 11:38 PM on Saturday, Jay Township Fire Department and Elkland Search & Rescue have been dispatched to Spring Run Road off Rt. 255 to search for an ATV rider who is not familiar with the area and lost in the woods.

Units are asked to stage at Ingrahams Garage on Rt. 255 and await further orders.

The search is based from a residence on Spring Run Road. The rider was last seen around 9:15 PM. 

12:12 AM on Sunday: Individual has been found safe. Units dismissed.

2 Known Males Steal Another Male's Shoes

Vehicle Drifts off Roadway Hitting Parked Car in Mt. Jewett, Pa

No Injuries in Vehicle Crash in Gibson Township

Megan's Law Violation in Coudersport, Pa

Update of Charges in DUI Arrest in Harrison Townshhip

15 yr old Had Marijuana and Paraphernalia in Galeton, Pa

Northeast Republican Delegation Fights for Fair Oil and Gas Royalties

Members of the Northeast Republican Delegation met with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and his staff on Wednesday to discuss the status of a lawsuit involving the alleged deceptive royalty payment practices by two drilling companies operating in the state.
Members meet with attorney general to discuss lawsuit

HARRISBURG – In the continuing fight on behalf of thousands of land owners in their districts, members of the Northeast Republican Delegation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives met with state Attorney General Josh Shapiro and his staff on Wednesday to discuss the status of a lawsuit involving the alleged deceptive royalty payment practices by two drilling companies. The delegation requested the meeting to emphasize the plight of their constituents with complaints against the companies.

The lawsuit was filed in December 2015 in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas by then Attorney General Kathleen Kane against Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Shapiro told the group that oral arguments on preliminary objections are scheduled to take place on July 20. If the cases are successful, Shapiro said the defendants will be required to make restitution to those who have suffered losses, pay civil penalties of $1,000 for each violation of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, and pay $3,000 for each violation involving a person 60 years and older, as well as permanently refrain from any action that violates the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

The delegation’s chairman, Rep. Karen Boback (Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), presented the attorney general with a letter signed by delegation members and written on behalf of their constituents who have been affected by the case.

“These land owners in our districts are desperate for help,” said Boback. “They have filled town hall meetings seeking solutions from the officials elected to protect their interests. Members of the delegation look forward to working with the attorney general’s office to help the victims of these ongoing and questionable business practices.”

During the meeting, Shapiro encouraged any citizen with royalty-related concerns to file a complaint with the Bureau of Consumer Protection in his office at

In addition to Boback, members of the delegation include Reps. Matt Baker (Bradford/Tioga/Potter), Rosemary Brown (Monroe/Pike), Garth Everett (Lycoming/Union), Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne), Aaron Kaufer (Luzerne), David Millard (Columbia), Mike Peifer (Pike/Wayne), Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), Jack Rader (Monroe), Tarah Toohil (Luzerne) and Jeff Wheeland (Lycoming).

Job's Corners Bear Stopped At Bob's For A Visit Tonight

This bear with tags in both ears stopped in for a visit at Bob Boinski's in Job's Corners this evening.

Benefit for Jessica "Jess" Bundy Set For September 23rd

Jess was diagnosed with two different types of breast cancer, in addition to two sub-types of breast cancer in December 2016. During her Chemo/Radiation treatments she has also encountered multiple other medical complications. She has been thru multiple surgeries, and will be facing several others due to the other medical complications.

We are doing this benefit to help Jess offset some of her medical bills & traveling expenses. She is a single mother of a 7 year old daughter and she is unable to work at this time.

We will be having a Chinese Auction, Silent Auction, 50's 50's & other raffles. Along with local DJ's on Saturday, September 23 @ the Roadside in Shinglehouse from Noon 'till 7pm. 

If anyone wants to donate a basket to the auction please drop off at Roadside or Call Sandi at 697-7991

There will be tickets available at The Roadside Inc.
Tickets are $10 pre-sale & $15 @ the door!
Tickets include Chicken BBQ & a chance at door prize!!

Please come out and help us support Jess in her time of need!!

Bradford Little Theatre Kid’s Theatre Camp To Conclude With “We Are Monsters” Performances

Campers at Bradford Little Theatre's Kid's Theatre Camp rehearse for their production of "We Are Monsters" which will be performed at Togi's Playhouse July 21-23.
Little monsters are invading Bradford Little Theatre (BLT) when the cast of 24 campers take the stage at the conclusion of the second annual kid’s camp later this month.

Directors Mandi Droney and Hannah Leposa are thrilled to be working with the talented group of children and teens from the area.

“Camp last summer was such an enriching experience. I am thrilled to be back for a second year. Seeing the camper numbers grow by almost ten just shows us that we are doing something not only educational, but enjoyable,” says returning camp director, Leposa.

The campers are working each day to put together the one act musical, “We Are Monsters.” The show takes place deep in a cave where monster emcees, Targoyle and Fargoyle, are hosting a monster cabaret filled with werewolves, vampires, and an ooze monster.

Targoyle and Fargoyle are played by Hayden Yanik, 11, and Lillian South, 8, respectively. Yanik is a first year camper while this is South’s second year. The ooze monster, Oozy Lumpa, is played by Kali O’Neil, 10, who is also attending camp for the first time.

A group of three young humans infiltrate the monster cabaret to film a documentary about the monsters in their secret lair. Since Sunny, Jade, and Westerly aren’t old enough to drive they make the eldest of the humans, KC, bring them to the forest. KC isn’t interested in the documentary, but has his own reasons for entering the cave.

KC, the eldest human, is played by returning camper Truman Forbes, 15. Sunny, portrayed by Samaria Campbell, 10, also a second-year camper. Jade and Westerly, played by Adalie Haviland, 9, and Claire Storer, 8, are both first year campers.

During rehearsals first time camp director Droney, who has worked particularly closely with the ‘humans’, said “All four of the humans are very hard working and very talented and I have loved watching them bring their characters to life. I know that the audience will love watching them”

Rounding out the cast are the werewolves, led by Tooth, and the vampires, led by Vashley. Each group has two songs they sing as well as their own backstage problems they’re dealing with.

The werewolf leader, Tooth, is portrayed by first year camper Lillian Papinchak, 11. Other first year campers in the werewolf pack include Luke Reiser, 8, as Furball; Violet Papinchak, 9, as Snarley; Emily Walb, 6, as Puffy; and R’NĂ©jah Hubbart, 8, as Crescent. Werewolves Moonface, played by Luke Caruso, 11; Growley, played by Aggie Collins, 11; and Grizzly, played by Lorelai Cramer, 7, are returning for their second year.

Vampire leader Vashley is first time camper Bella Mager, 14. Other first year campers in the vampire coven include Eliana Lewis, 8, (Valissa); Danica Austin, 9, (Valexa); and Khadijah Thomas, 13, (Vecky). Joining their fellow vampires are returning campers Rykan Miller, 10, as Vladimir, Ellen Collins, 14, as Vazel, Elleina Smith, 8, as Vennifer, Felicity Cramer, 10, as Varah, and Vincenzo Vigliotta, 7, as Vanny.

“The kids work super hard during camp. We start at 10am with singing and dancing and continue throughout the day rehearsing in smaller groups or creating the props, sets, and costumes for the show until 3pm,” said producer Jessica Ann Coder. “A camper has helped with or entirely created everything you’ll see on stage during the show.”

“We Are Monsters - A New Children’s Musical” with books, music, and lyrics by Denver Casado & Betina Hershey is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press.

BLT’s kid’s camp will conclude after two and a half weeks of rehearsals with three performances. The first performance will take place on July 21st at 7pm. The following performances are July 22nd at 7pm and July 23rd at 2pm. All performances will take place at Togi’s Playhouse, 18 Welch Ave, with doors opening half an hour prior to showtime.

Tickets are $5 each pre-sale and are available by visiting Graham Florist or Togi’s Family Restaurant. They can also be reserved by calling Chelsea 814-598-9956. Tickets will be $7 at the door.

There is no intermission for the play, but there will be cookies and punch for sale in the lobby before and after the show as well as candy-grams to send to cast members.

“We Are Monsters - A New Children’s Musical” with books, music, and lyrics by Denver Casado & Betina Hershey is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press.

Foundation Honors Skip and Greta Wilday and 2017 Scholarship Recipients

At its tenth annual Friends of the Foundation Luncheon, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation honored two humble and deserving philanthropists and friends, Ward “Skip” and Greta Wilday, who turned tragedy into a guiding wind for good in the community.

“We were a little concerned when we called [Skip and Greta] that [they] would not accept the award,” CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit joked to the record crowd of 250. “You two are so humble, but so deserving of this honor.”

There is nothing modest, however, about the impact of the Wildays’ philanthropy and volunteerism.

In presenting them with the honor, Carol Stitt, CRCF board member and past executive director, remembered the day that changed the Wildays’ involvement with CRCF forever.

“Skip and Greta both have been supporters and proponents of CRCF [since the beginning],” Ms. Stitt said. “However, 15 years ago, it became personal. Skip and Greta Wilday experienced a parent’s worst nightmare.

“Their daughter Kaleigh, eight years old, was struck and killed by a drunk driver when she was at the mailbox.”

The very next day, she said, the Wildays decided to establish the Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund to carry on Kaleigh’s spirit and provide opportunities for area youth to experience the same activities that Kaleigh had loved.

The Wildays also give generously to a number of other CRCF funds. Skip served as a CRCF board member from its very first days and continues to serve as a committee member.

Both are volunteers and leaders with a number of other community organizations as well. Greta has taught special education for 33, 22 years at Cuba-Rushford Central School. Skip is the Executive Director of Morgan Stanley in Olean.

Accepting the award, Skip said that establishing a fund was an effort to impact the world for good, in just the ways that Kaleigh would have.

In the fifteen years since its establishment, the fund has provided nearly $90,000 in support to 15 local youth organizations and scholarships to students.

Skip also addressed the present scholarship recipients being honored at the event, who he called “future community leaders” and encouraged them chase their dreams and then give back to the community.

It felt very much like a passing of the torch moment as student speaker Luke Rogers encouraged his fellow classmates to embrace the same generous spirit that drives the Wildays.

“No matter what you do in life, please remember and believe that you are privileged, and hopefully in the future going forward you can be privileged enough to help out students like us,” Rogers said to his fellow scholarship recipients.

In 2017 a total of 74 students together received 93 awards from foundation-managed scholarship funds for total of nearly $130,000.

CRCF Board President Wendy Brand also recognized the 14 new funds established at the Foundation since last year’s luncheon. They include:

• Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship – established by members of the Anzivine family

• Elodine Swarts Baxter and Lena Conrad Swarts Memorial Scholarship – established by Norman Baxter

• Albert A. Bennett Jr. Family Scholarship – established by Sue Bennett

• Cattaraugus County Law Enforcement Project Lifesaver and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office K9 funds

• Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors Scholarship – established by the board of realtors

• Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Scholarship Fund – established by the school district.

• Bob and Barbara Mc Cord Scholarship Fund – Established by the Bob and Barbara McCord Private Foundation

• Roger S. Niemic Memorial Fund – established by Karen Buchheit and her family

• Olean Community Theatre Endowment Fund – established by the Olean Community Theater

• Olean Food Pantry Building Project Fund – established by the Olean Food Pantry • Olean Rotary Club Community Improvement Fund – established by the Olean Rotary Club

• Barby Ried Social Fund – established by Jim and Juanita Ried

• SPCA in Cattaraugus County Agency Fund – established by the SPCA

• Paul and Mary Lou Wood Swim Scholarship – established by Paul and Mary Lou Wood

At the event’s close, Ms. Buchheit encouraged all to use their compass, a favor given out at the nautical-themed luncheon, to guide them to “Grow Good” all throughout the year.

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).


Actors in “Father Knows Best” gather at the microphone. Shown are: (from left to right) Sarah Duterte, Titus Himmelberger, Lilace Guignard, Gabe Hakvaag, Natalie Hallead, Ben Slater and Yolie Canales. 
Hamilton-Gibson is hosting Tune In To Radio HG, a radio festival featuring five performances over two weekends in July, each with a different mix of classic radio shows, from plays to adventure serials, comedy sketches, quiz and talk shows, along with contemporary programs and brand-new ones written just for this festival.

The idea for a radio festival came during a brainstorming session. “Originally, we were talking about doing two or three plays in rotation, in an effort to get our audience to come out more than once to see the performances,” recalled Gabe Hakvaag who is producing the festival. “But then we had a light bulb moment. Why just three? What if we staged all the radio shows someone might hear if they turned on their radio in 1947?”

The Golden Age Of Radio began shortly after World War I, with the saturation of radio sets in American homes and continued to grow following the 1926 launch of the first commercial radio network, the National Broadcasting Corporation. Radio dominated American culture for the next three decades, until it was replaced by television.

“The idea quickly blossomed into five two-hour performances, each featuring five to seven different radio shows plus intermission,” Hakvaag continued. “We lined up 10 directors - some experienced, some new hands - selected 33 different scripts to produce - and chose 34 actors to play the roles. Larry Mommicco and Gary Siegfried have the most; they are tied at nine roles apiece. Bruce Applegate joined the production as technical sound director and Pat Davis is lending her keyboard talents as live musical accompanist for all of the shows," he said.

“The setup is simple and grows out of the idea of a typical evening’s broadcast at a local radio station – WBFR radio,” Hakvaag noted. The audience will enter the WBFR studios (in the Warehouse Theatre in lovely downtown Wellsboro) and watch as actors gather before microphones, scripts in hand, playing an assortment of characters. Sound effects performers will create the footsteps, door slams, gunshots, while a piano provides the musical score. All the rest - the scenery, costumes, the action of the characters - will take place in the listener’s imagination.

The line-up of shows includes classics from the Golden Age of Radio ("The Shadow" "Doc Savage," "The Bickersons," "Duffy’s Tavern," "Suspense") and contemporary radio adaptations ("The Canterville Ghost," "The Time Machine," "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Three Little Pigs").

“We are also excited to premier several brand-new audio plays written exclusively for the Tune In To Radio HG Festival,” Hakvaag said. “A Party To Die For” by Mitch Kreisler is a spoof of classic Hollywood whodunits, featuring a motley assortment of characters invited to a lonely hilltop mansion for a mysterious dinner party. “Kate Kactus: Cowgirl Magician” by Sarah Knight follows the adventures of a con woman and sleight of hand magician who helps bring law and order to the Wild West. Knight’s “Ranger Jim and the High School Homicide” follows the adventures of a stalwart, true-blue park ranger determined to catch the killer and bring justice to our national forests.

Tune In To Radio HG performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, July 21 & 22 and July 28 & 29 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

For those who want to see all five performances, a festival pass is $20 ($4 per show) for adults and $10 ($2 per show) for children and full-time students of any age.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $7 for children and full-time students of any age for the July 21, 28 and 29 shows; $12 for adults and free for children and full-time students of any age for the July 22 show and Pay-What-You-Can for the matinee on July 23.

For tickets, visit or for tickets or to reserve seats, call the HG office at 570-724-2079 or email


The Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. performance will include: "Doc Savage Chapter 1 - The Red Death Part 1," "Community Pet Adoption 1," "Duffy's Tavern - The Genius," "Ranger Jim and the High School Homicide," "The Shadow Episode 1 - Blind Beggar Dies," and "Father Knows Best."

The Saturday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. performance will include: "Doc Savage Chapter 2 - The Red Death Part 2," "Community Pet Adoption 2," "A Party To Die For," "The Most Dangerous Game," "The Shadow Episode 2 - Face of Death" and "The Time Machine."

The Sunday, July 23, 2:30 p.m. performance will include: "Doc Savage Chapter 3 - The Red Lake Quest," Community Pet Adoption 3," "Duffy's Tavern - The Widow," "The Shadow Episode 3 - Career in Crime," "The Bickersons - The Honeymoon is Over," Kactus Kate: Cowgirl Magician Episode 1" and "The Three Little Pigs."

The Friday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. performance will include: "Kactus Kate Cowgirl Magician Episode 2," "Doc Savage Chapter 4 - The Sniper in the Sky," "Duffy's Tavern - The Millionaire," "Community Pet Adoption 4," "The Bickersons - The Tax Refund" and "The Lost World."

The Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. performance will include: "Doc Savage Chapter 5 - Black-Light Magic," "Kactus Kate Cowgirl Magician Episode 3," "Duffy's Tavern - Most Likely to Succeed," "The Canterville Ghost," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "Suspense: The Zero Hour."

Capitol Update from State Rep. Martin Causer

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The Latest on the PA Budget

The $32 billion budget passed by the General Assembly in late June became law earlier this week, again without the signature of Gov. Tom Wolf. This is the third consecutive fiscal year budget to become law without the governor’s signature.

With the governor largely absent from negotiations, House and Senate Republicans have been working in good faith with his staff to reach an agreement on revenues to support the spending plan.

Presented with a variety of options, including proposed reforms to our state’s liquor sales system and gaming expansion, the administration has rejected each proposal, instead calling for new and increased taxes on hard-working Pennsylvania families or small employers.

Talks will continue until an agreement is reached.
CWD Confirmed in Free-Ranging Deer in Clearfield County

The Pennsylvania Game Commission confirmed this week a free-ranging whitetail buck in Bell Township, Clearfield County, tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).

The buck was within Disease Management Area 3 (DMA 3), which was established in 2014 after surveillance by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture detected CWD at two captive deer facilities in Jefferson County. The location of the deer is also in close proximity to the elk herd.

The Game Commission is immediately taking steps to increase CWD surveillance within DMA 3 in hopes of slowing the spread of the disease. Efforts include offering DMAP permits within DMA 3 and encouraging hunters to help increase the number of deer being sampled. The commission also plans to use sharpshooters in DMA 3, in a small, focal area where the CWD-positive deer was found, in hopes of stopping the disease before it has a chance to grow and spread.

In Pennsylvania, CWD has been an increasing threat. The disease also exists among wild deer in the area of southcentral Pennsylvania defined as DMA 2, where 25 free-ranging deer tested positive for CWD during 2016. An additional four CWD-positive deer have been detected since, raising to 51 the total of CWD-positives detected within the DMA 2 since 2012.

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Eldred World War II Museum Featured on PCN Sunday, July 16

The Eldred World War II Museum is being featured on PCN's It's History! program this Sunday, July 16, at 8 p.m. Be sure to tune in!
Bill to Boost Fight Against Waste, Fraud, Abuse

Legislation that would ensure the future of the State Office of Inspector General has been passed by the General Assembly and is now awaiting the governor’s signature.

Recognizing the importance of its work to root out waste, fraud and abuse within the state’s welfare system and government as a whole, Senate Bill 527 would make the office a permanent part of state government. Currently, it exists only by executive order of the governor.

Under the bill, the Office of Inspector General would be granted subpoena power for its internal investigations and would be authorized to investigate and file criminal charges for certain welfare fraud crimes.

The bill also aims to promote the office’s independence. It outlines qualifications for the top post and provides a separate budgetary line item for the office. Finally, it ensures regular communications with the General Assembly.

The governor has indicated he will sign the legislation.
Improving Transparency in Lobbying

To improve transparency within the lobbying process, House Bill 1175 passed the House this week to better address lobbying violations and ensure the public has more information with respect to how lobbyists attempt to influence public policy.

The bill would increase the maximum penalty imposed by the Ethics Commission for an unlawful act from the current fine of $2,000 to $4,000. The bill also would increase the maximum administrative penalty that may be imposed for negligent failure to report under current law from $50 per day, to $50 for the first 10 days, $100 for each late day after the first 10 late days and $200 for each late day after the initial 20-day period.

Additionally, the bill would improve the current electronic filing system for lobbyists and require all filings to be posted on the Department of State’s publicly accessible website within seven days of receipt.

The bill now goes to the Senate for its review.
Staying Safe in Highway Work Zones

With the summer construction season in full swing, motorists are reminded to follow state law in highway work zones. Since 1970, 87 PennDOT employees have lost their lives in the line of duty.

In posted work zones, state law requires all motorists to travel with their headlights turned on. Drivers in vehicles with daytime running lights must turn on their headlights to activate their taillights. Interstate work zones with a project cost exceeding $300,000 will have a speed-monitoring device to alert motorists of their speed prior to entering the work zone.

In active work zones, a white flashing light attached to the “Active Work Zone When Flashing” sign will only be activated when workers are present. Motorists caught driving 11 miles per hour or more above the posted speed limit in an active work zone, or who are involved in a crash in an active work zone and are convicted for failing to drive at a safe speed, automatically will lose their license for 15 days.

Additionally, fines for certain traffic violations — including speeding, driving under the influence and failure to obey traffic devices — are doubled for active work zones. Five years of additional jail time may be imposed for individuals convicted of homicide by vehicle for a crash in an active work zone.

For more information on work zone safety, including safety tips, click here.

Rocks are Taking Off in Local Communities

** Port Allegany Rocks On **

Max Howard is pictured on a recent trip to the Port Allegany Elementary School where he hides rocks for others to find as well as looks for rocks.  Max is fourteen months old and the son of Nate and Cassie Howard.  His mom is a third grade teacher at PAES and started a group on Facebook named Port Allegany Rocks On.  The group encourages everyone to paint rocks, write “PAPAROCKS (Port Allegany PA Rocks) on the back, take a picture of the rocks that were painted and post them to the Facebook Group and then hide them around town.  When rocks are found, people are asked to take a picture of their findings and post them to the group page so others can see when their rocks have been found.  Local businesses are asked to join in on this fun as well.  To date, JVB and Port Freeze have joined in offering special rocks that can be turned in for a prize.  The more people (children as well as adults) that participate, the more fun it is for all involved.  There are also other local groups in neighboring towns that can be found on Facebook as well - Coudersport Rocks On, Emporium Rocks On, Smethport Rocks On, and Roulette is Rockin.  Port Allegany Rocks On is part of a national movement and rocks are being hidden and located all over the country.  Our project is part of the bigger project “The Kindness Rocks Project”.  This group can also be found on Facebook. 

Welcome to this group! We are so excited to bring this fun movement to Port Allegany.

Here are some tips to get you started:

Where can I find rocks?
-Start with your backyard!
-Dollar General and Dollar tree stores have bags of rocks for $1. These have a film on them that will need to be cleaned off before painting or the paint will peel. (Rubbing alcohol works well for this!)
-Big box stores and craft stores have bags of rocks as well.
-Find them. Please do not take rocks from private property. This includes businesses and personal property. It's against the law to take rocks from state and national parks.

What kind of paint?
-Acrylic paint or enamel paint. Wal-Mart has paint for $.50/ bottle.

-Clear spray sealant works very well. Mod podge is great. Allow time for the paint and sharpie on your rocks to dry or it will smear.
-Read the directions on your sealer for dry time.

Tags for the bottom?
-You can tag "Share to FB: #PAPARocks Keep or Rehide" on the back of your rock. Please also seal this before hiding, or it could wear off!

Hiding Rocks
-You can hide pretty much wherever you want in downtown Port Allegany, but please be respectful. Do not hide in an unsafe place or area where the finder could be in danger.
-Ideas for places to hide:
*JVB main and branch bank; inside and outside
*Town Square
*Main Street
*Port Freeze
*SW Smith Library
*VoTech Road
-Do not hide inside retail stores or restaurants unless you have personally talked to a member of management and gotten the "ok."

Finding Rocks
-Please post your finds to this group! You may keep or rehide the rocks you find. It's up to the finder whether or not they want to keep or rehide. #PAPARocks

Other Stuff
-Vandalism will not be tolerated. Please do not paint any large rocks that are in a natural location or used for landscaping or decoration.
-Let's keep this project family friendly so please nothing vulgar or hateful. The purpose of this movement is to spread joy, kindness, and art through our community.

This group is for sharing painted rocks. Please do not try to sell anything in this group including rocks - painted or unpainted, paint supplies, artwork, art lessons, etc.”

Ole Bull Violin and Inez Bull Piano Scholarships

The Ole Bull Violin and the Inez Bull Piano Scholarships that were established at the Elk County Community Foundation, by the Inez S. Bull Foundation recipients were recently awarded. Board member Deanna Young, (right) met with one recipient, Kaitlyn Hallock (left) to present her award of $2,250. Kaitlyn was the recipient of the Inez Bull Piano Scholarship and Rosemary Wargo was the recipient of the Ole Bull Violin scholarship for the same amount, but was unable to attend the presentation.

To qualify for either one of the above mentioned scholarships, student must have graduated from a high school in Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron or Clinton county and be majoring in music. The scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation who will distribute over $184,000 in 2017. These scholarships recognize high school seniors who have displayed outstanding qualities in academic achievement, leadership, and community service. In addition to this award the Community Foundation is involved with the Partnership for Access to Higher Educations (PATH) and will nominate all students who receive a scholarship from them to the PATH program. This program is administered through PHEAA which provides matching dollars to qualified candidates. Last year the Foundation had over $66,000 matched to 64 students in our area.

The Elk County Community Foundation Board extends their gratitude to The Inez S. Bull Foundation who has seen a need in promoting the performing arts and believes in the youth of today. Anyone interested in establishing a scholarship can contact the Foundation at 814-834-2125.

Elephants Dancing Concert on Friday, July 21 in Wellsboro, Pa

Members of the band Elephants Dancing are: (from left) Ross LeSoine,Karl Rucker, Mike Iorio, Justin Malinowski, Danny Sales, and Doug Delescavage.
 Elephants Dancing is a different kind of band with a different kind of sound. They bill themselves as a peace preaching, reggae surf-rock group from Pennsylvania.

During their concert on Friday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, the band will perform hits from their album, "Rituals" including "Panic Static" named song of the year by Electric City Music Conference, a few tunes from their newest album and new singles. The music video link for "Panic Static" is

Based In the Wilkes-Barre area, the band has six members who range in age from 20 to 25. They include: Mike Iorio, vocals and bass; Danny Sales, vocals and guitar; Karl Rucker, lead guitar; Justin Malinowski, drums; Doug Delescavage, keyboard and Ross LeSoine, sax and percussion.

Elephants Dancing currently has over 40 original tunes that deliver fun melodies, clever raps, syncopation and island vibes. The band's music is positive, uplifting and impacts listeners by imparting messages of wisdom based on the realization of current life and repeating history.

Singer-songwriters Iorio and Sales founded the band in the summer of 2015. They knew each other in high school and both continue to live in Laflin, Pa. The two long-time friends started the band as a duo after re-connecting through their similar musical styles. They groove to roots reggae, island hip-hop, and beach rock and are also influenced by pop-punk, metal, rap, math-rock, and classical.

Shortly after Elephants Dancing was formed, they added two more members, students attending Mansfield University with Iorio, and released an eight-track album titled "Clear Skies EP." It features eight original songs, including "Elephants Dancing," "Clear Skies," "Still Waiting," "Panic Static," "Dirty Karma," "1000 Years," "Nothing But Gold" and "One Life."

With Sales attending Wilkes College, 2016 proved to be challenging in terms of being able to get together to support their new EP. Iorio and Sales used the time to write more originals. They traded audio clips and document files daily to share ideas and structures to create new music. They recorded their first 19-track full-length album titled Rituals." It was released on March 3 of this year. Their originals include "Boardwalk Song," "Go," "Onto The Next," "Summer's Song," "Temptation," "Motto," "Balance," "Chances Are," "No One Man's Fault," "Euphoria," "Give Out Your Love," "Safe Haven," "Crossroads (Rituals) and "Outro." Also on "Rituals" are five of the songs from their eight-track EP.

After "Rituals" release this spring, Elephants Dancing refaced itself. Brought on board were Rucker, Malinowski, Delescavage and LeSoine. They began to perform regularly. Iorio and Sales continued writing.

"To prepare for the release of our second full-length album we decided to introduce brass to our sound," said Iorio. "We have added a seventh band member who plays trumpet." He will not be at Wellsboro. "We went from being a duo to a four-member band, back to a duo and now have seven band members," Iorio added.

This is BYOB - bring your own beverages and snacks - event. Tickets are $12. For tickets visit or for tickets and to reserve a table at no charge, call 570-724-6220.

Check Out the Set Up During the Moose 100th Anniversary Celebration

The Allegheny Mountain Engine and Implement Association will be setting up on the square in Port Allegany on Saturday, July 22, during the Moose 100th Anniversary celebration. 

Come and check us out and get a preview of the Annual Engine Show to be held at the club grounds on Route 155 on July 28-30, 2017.

Sinnemahoning Fire Dept. On Alert For Possible Water Rescue At Stevenson Dam

At 7:26 PM on Saturday, Sinnemahoning Fire Dept. has been put on alert for a possible water rescue at the Stevenson Dam where an unmanned boat has been spotted on the lake.
At 8:05 PM--Rescue units have been cancelled. The boat has been accounted for. There is no rescue necessary.

Bwana Jim Entertains At A Way Out's Christmas In July On Coudersport Courthouse Square

Curt Weinhold

The wildly popular Bwana Jim entertained the crowd today on the Coudersport Courthouse Square. Snakes, gators, hawks owls & even a Gila monster were on the agenda. His "Little Red Schoolhouse south of Shinglehouse on Rt 44 is a storehouse of interesting critters from armadillos to alligator snapping turtles.

Coudersport Dispatched To Station

At 7:05 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 dispatched to station to assist Chief.

Construction At New Coudersport Free Methodist Church Progressing Well

Roulette Dispatched For Hazmat Incident On Pine Lane

At 4:36 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire Department has been dispatched to 9 Pine Lane for a hazmat incident.

Bradford Dispatched Mutual Aid For Working Structure Fire In Salamanca

At 4:33 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Department has been dispatched to 59 Rochester Street in Salamanca for mutual aid for a working structure fire at Salamanca Lumber.
4:39 PM--Bradford recalled. Under control per Salamanca.

Fire & EMS Dispatched To Rollover Crash

At 3:30 PM on Saturday, Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 1494 Rt. 6 West near Meeker Road for a rollover accident with injury.

Gary L. Lohiser, 62, Duke Center, PA

Gary L. Lohiser
beloved brother, uncle, and friend

DUKE CENTER, Pa. — Gary L. Lohiser, 62, passed away of natural causes on Thursday (July 13, 2017) at home in Duke Center.

Born Oct. 21, 1954, in Meadville, he was the son of William and Ruby Gates Lohiser, who passed away in 1963. Two years later, Gary and his four siblings joined the family of Rev. Glenn and Helen Hamilton of Duke Center, who became their foster parents.

Gary was a 1974 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School. He was employed for 29 years by Cutco Corporation in Olean, N.Y. He had previously been employed by the Case Company in Bradford.

Gary was a member of the Duke Center Free Methodist Church, and he subsequently attended the Cyclone, Prentisvale and Bradford Free Methodist Churches. 

Gary loved celebrating all holidays, but Christmas was an extra special time for him. He so enjoyed decorating his numerous Christmas trees with the many beautiful ornaments he had collected over the years. Spending that holiday with family and friends was one of his greatest joys.

Gary was a devoted and caring brother to his siblings and a dedicated son to his parents. Gary faithfully cared for his sister, Elizabeth, through her extended illness, and for Helen and Glenn in their later years.

Gary is survived by his brothers and sisters, Bryan, Marshall, Linda Lohiser and Loretta (Don) Christopherson; by his foster siblings, Ruth (Burt) Jones, David (Carolee) Hamilton and Darlene (Mel) O'Connor; and by his nieces and nephews, Mark (Amy), Laura (Pete) and Kevin; grandnieces and grandnephews Ian, Elena, Skylar, Justin, Oscar, Owen and Lucas.

Gary is also survived by his very special friend, Ella Mae Oliver, and her family. Ella Mae played a very important role in Gary's life and held a very special place in Gary's heart.

Gary was preceded in death by his nephew, Matthew Jones in 2005; his sister, Elizabeth Lohiser in 2012; and by his parents, Helen in 2015 and Glenn Hamilton in 2017.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday (July 17, 2017) and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, (July 18, 2017) at the Duke Center United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Methodist Church with Rev. Beth Rosler officiating.

 Memorial contributions can be made to Duke Center United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made at


FIRST News Now

Press Release from MU

MANSFIELD, PA—The report from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), the consultant hired to assist with the strategic review of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, presented to the public and System officials during the Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday. They recommended, among many things, that no campuses be closed or merged.

“This was the best news for Mansfield and our sister institutions, but this is just the beginning of a long, difficult process to assure the long-term viability of MU,” President Fran Hendricks said. “As the NCHEMS study reported several times, we must develop ‘a climate of trust, transparency and collaboration at and between every level of the system.’”

The NCHEMS recommendations are the result of a widely inclusive process that included more than 100 meetings held across the state. Sessions held on each of the 14 university campuses included hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni, business and community leaders, and elected officials. In addition, more than 800 individuals offered comments and suggestions through the website established for this project. NCHEMS also analyzed student, program and financial data, as well as regional and national trends in higher education and workforce demands to provide insights for its recommendations.

The Board of Governors will continue to engage with stakeholders to review the recommendations—gathering feedback from students, faculty, staff and others—and will make decisions regarding which options to pursue for immediate, mid-term, and long-term implementation.

“So, what’s our message to our students?,” Chancellor Frank T. Brogan said. “As our 14 universities open their doors in the fall, we’re confident that we will come out of this process stronger and better poised to help you succeed. That’s our commitment to you, and our commitment to all of Pennsylvania.”

“Many challenges do remain,” Hendricks said. “But as I have stated from the very beginning of this process, this study provided us the opportunity to tell the Mansfield story and to share why Mansfield is a difference maker in the lives of its students and the nation they will serve. For 160 years Mansfield has changed the trajectory of lives. We remain committed to do the same for the students of today and tomorrow.”


FNN Article Update © 2017.
Mansfield fire and ambulance crews, as well as, borough police and assistance from personnel from the Mansfield Health Clinic rushed to a reported agricultural accident in the town of Mansfield on Tuesday afternoon, July 11, 2017.

Emergency crews were dispatched around 1:54PM to the area of Eighth Street and South Main Street for a person pinned under farming machinery.

It was reported that 57-year-old, Lane Smith, owner and operator of L. P. Smith Co., was working on farm equipment when the equipment came down on him. Fire and emergency personnel were able to quickly extricate Smith and he was rushed to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.

According to Mansfield Borough Police, a witness advised Officer Morgan, who had just arrived at the scene, that a manure spreader had rolled forward trapping Smith under the manure spreader. The witness stated that he attempted to operate a nearby tractor, but was unable to figure out how to operate it. Officer Morgan also attempted to operate the tractor, however, he also was unable to figure out how to do so.

Next an employee from Williams Oil arrived on scene with a forklift. That employee used the forklift to lift the spreader up enough for Officer Morgan to pull the patient out from underneath the farm equipment. Upon freeing the patient from underneath the machinery, medical attention was immediately provided to the patient by first responders who had arrived at the scene. This continued until a Mansfield ambulance arrived on scene and transported the patient to Mansfield Fire Department, where they met paramedics and then continued to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.

Although LifeNet 7 Medical Helicopter was dispatched to assist with this incident and they landed at the Nessmuk Helipad around 2:45PM, it was reported that Smith passed away at the hospital in Wellsboro, PA.

Sadly word of Lane Smith's passing started circulating around Mansfield Tuesday evening, as family members shared the tragic news of their loss with others.
Prayers have been requested for the Smith family during this time.

Lane P. Smith leaves behind a wife and two children. If you would like to assist the famitly donations may be made to Children's Education Fund, c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, South Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.

Mary L. McConnell of the Hallsport Road, Hallsport, NY

Mary L. McConnell

Hallsport, NY - Mary L. McConnell of the Hallsport Road passed away on Friday, July 14, in her home. She was born on June 6, 1940 in Andover to Clarence and Hazel LaFever Kemp. In June of 1958 she married James McConnell who survives.

Mary was a long time resident of the Hallsport Area who spent her life looking after and taking care of others. Mary cleaned homes for several local families and loved animals including the family dog “Chevy”.

Mary is survived by her husband, James; her daughter Kim Foster of Hallsport; 3 grandsons, Cory (Shauna) McConnell of Hallsport, Derek Fagan of Hallsport, and Levi (Amber) Fagan of Altos, CA.; 2 granddaughters, Ashlynn and Coriana McConnell both of Hallsport; 2 sisters, Catherine Kemp of Wellsville, and Marie Enders of New Field; several nieces and nephews.

Mary was predeceased by 3 brothers, Delbert, Victor, and Grant Kemp.

Mary’s wishes where that there will be no public services and burial will take place in Stannards Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave on line condolences please visit

Wellsboro Dispatched For Automatic Fire Alarm

At 12:08 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 13351 Rt. 6 for an automatic fire alarm.
12:30 PM--No fire found. Returning.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Schreiner Oil &Amp; Gas Inc in Lafayette Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-07-13 to Schreiner Oil &Amp; Gas Inc in Lafayette Twp, McKean county. 91.33(A) - INCIDENTS CAUSING OR THREATENING POLLUTION - Failure to notify the Department of an accident or other activity or incident, a toxic substance or another substance which would endanger downstream users of the waters, result in pollution or cr..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Bradford City payroll clerk arrested

By MARCIE SCHELLHAMMER Era Associate Editor 
Bradford Era
The woman in charge of payroll for the City of Bradford was arrested Thursday afternoon, charged with paying herself more than $100,000 in overtime she didn’t work.

Bonita Hillyard, 64, of 397 Lang Maid Lane — an employee of the city for more than 18 years — is charged with 69 counts relating to theft and tampering with records.

Court records say she claimed she was processing dental claims for the city while working overtime. However, police installed tracking software on her computer, and it showed she was processing the claims at work and falsifying the dates and times of the entries to show she was doing it on weekends and after hours, according to a criminal complaint in the case.  Read more...

Kane Seniors Qualify For SSG Kenneth R. VanGiesen Patriot Award in 2017

SSG Kenneth R. VanGiesen Patriot Award
2017 Report
The purpose of this Award is to honor graduating Kane High Seniors who have chosen to serve their Country by enlisting in the United States Armed Forces. About 1 percent of our population of over 300 million commits to Serve and Protect us and we are honored to recognize these enlistees for this.

This year, 2017, I am proud to report that of 96 graduating seniors, we recognized 11 enlisting in the United States military. Seven of these have signed contracts and were awarded $500 each. The remaining four were instructed on what procedure they must take to receive their award. As you can see the 7 enlistees amounted to $3500 with the potential of 4 more completing their contracts bringing our expenses this year to $5500. From the awards inception in 2011, we have proudly recognized 48 enlistees for a total of $24,000.00 with the possibility of four more this year making our grand total awarded to $26,000.00.

This year more than ever we are appealing to our School District communities and others to help us continue this important award. Please be generous in contributing. These young men and women are about to put their relationships on hold and their lives in jeopardy to protect you and America's sacred pledge of freedom and democracy.

Donations including memorials can be mailed to:
SSG Kenneth R. VanGiesen Patriot Award
C/O Kane Lions Club
PO Box 507
Kane Pa. 16735

Frank Sirianni                                                              The Kane Lions Club
Award Chairman                                                          Proud Stewards of the Award

Westfield, Harrison & Ulysses Dispatched For Land Rescue

At 11:24 AM on Saturday, Westfield, Harrison Township & Ulysses dispatched for land rescue of an unresponsive person on a tractor near 301 Whitehead Road.

Fox Township Dispatched For Activated Fire Alarm

At 11:24 AM on Saturday, Fox Township has been dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at 103 Irishtown Road.

A Way Out's Christmas In July Today At Coudersport Courthouse Square

102 Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses in 3 Days in 1 Pennsylvania County

Posted 11:58 am, July 14, 2017, by CNN Wire,

Doctors warn about the dangers of synthetic marijuana.

LANCASTER COUNTY — One hundred and two people in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, overdosed on synthetic marijuana in three days, according to C. Robert May, director of Lancaster Emergency Medical Services. None of the overdoses were fatal.

“Heroin is normally the issue but in the last week there’s been an overdose of synthetic marijuana,” also known as K2, May told CNN. “The assumption is that heroin is not readily available, so people are turning to K2.”

The treatment of the overdose patients took place between the morning of July 7 through the morning of July 10. More overdoses followed — by the following Friday, July 14, a total of 158 overdose patients were involved in emergency response calls.

According to May, some calls involve two to four patients at once, with a few patients repeating in a span of a few hours.

“This past weekend we responded to one patient nine times in 24 hours,” May said.

In the past six months in Lancaster County, heroin overdoses were averaging eight a day, May said. Over the last week, emergency services responded to 25 synthetic marijuana overdoses a day — about one an hour — in public bathrooms, parking lots, residential homes, on the street and in the parks.  Read more...

Fillmore Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident On County Road 3

At 8:43 AM on Saturday, Fillmore Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to County Road 3, a quarter mile from Rt. 19 for a motorcycle accident with one patient over the guardrails into a creek. Wiscoy-Rossburg has also been dispatched.
A helicopter has been requested.


Marathon Enterprises Inc. Recalls Hot Dog Products Due to Possible Extranous Material Contamination
Marathon Enterprises Inc., a Bronx, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,196,084 pounds of hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments.

Cuba Dispatched For UTV Crash With Injuries

At 12:45 AM on Saturday, Cuba Fire &Ambulance has been dispatched to Farnsworth Road near Summit Road for a UTV accident with one person injured.
12:55 AM--Friendship Ambulance mutual aid. 
12:57 AM--Fire official on scene reports 2 patients.

Clarion University Lists Upcoming Business Education Seminars

Upcoming Business Education Seminars

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offer a variety of educational events and workshops all across the state to address the many needs of small businesses. 

First Step

One of the most popular workshops we offer, the First Step: Starting a Business, is a great place to begin for those looking to start a business.

First Step: Starting A Small Business DuBois

ServSafe Food Safety Certification: Clarion

First Step: Starting A Small Business Kittanning

First Step: Starting A Small Business Coudersport

Navigating Entrepreneurship: Clarion

Unemployment Compensation Series I: DuBois

First Step: Starting A Small Business DuBois

First Step: Starting A Small Business Kittanning