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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Did you know that over 64% of people living in Potter County PA do not regularly attend a local church?

Mt. Jewett Dispatched For ATV Crash On Division Street

At 9:17 PM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire & Ambulance has have been dispatched to 14 Division Street, in Mt. Jewett for an ATV accident in front of the residence.

Clermont, Hamlin, Mt. Jewett Dispatched For Vehicle Crash

At 9:05 PM on Saturday, Clermont, Hamlin Township, Mt. Jewett Ambulance have been dispatched to Sergeant Township, 2 miles south of Bloomster Hollow & Long Brook Lane Road on Bloomster Hollow for a rollover motor vehicle accident.
Hamlin Township recalled. 
Helicopter dispatched to Rt. 6 & Bloomster Hollow LZ.Helicopter is enroute to Buffalo.

Coudersport to celebrate Constitution Day

From September 17-23, I will be celebrating Constitution Week, which is a time to reflect on our local government and nation at large. 

Our Constitution is something to be celebrated because it is the oldest constitution still recognized worldwide. This year will be its 230th “birthday”, as it was adopted in 1787 and has since undergone very little changes. Our Constitution has also been the blue print for many other nations’ constitutions.

Our courthouse bell will ring 12 times on Sunday, September 17, at 4 p.m. to honor this day. I would ask that all bells throughout Coudersport Borough and Potter County ring at the same time to commemorate the occasion.

I had been studying the history of our Constitution and the men who made it possible and want to share some facts that I found particularly interesting.

So you might be asking yourself, “what exactly is Constitution Day?” The day Sept. 17 was the day the Constitution was signed back in 1787. The holiday was originally dubbed “Citizenship Day,” but recent legislation renamed it as Constitution and Citizenship Day. 

It is federally mandated that federally funded schools and offices provide information about the Constitution.

President Washington was the first to serve eight years under the then-newly implemented Constitution. President Truman was the first to proclaim the original Citizenship Day in July of 1952. Eisenhower proclaimed the first Constitution Week on Aug. 19, 1955.

Our Constitution has an extensive history to explore and celebrate, so I hope to hear everyone celebrate the birth of the nation as we know it on Sunday, Sept. 17th. 


Mayor Brenda Whitman

Brenda Whitman has been the mayor of Coudersport since 2014. Reach her at 814-274-9251 or

Allegany Dispatched For ATV Accident Near Top Of Chipmonk Road

At 4:41 PM on Saturday, Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to the top of Chipmonk Road for a male injured in a ATV accident. Reporting possibly a second victim, a female, may have injuries from that accident.
On scene report: Child with leg injury; adult female with an arm injury. They are reported over an embankment.

St. Marys FD, Ambulance & Elkland Search & Rescue Dispatched To Rails To Trails

At 4:38 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Department with UTV & Ambulance, Elkland Search & Rescue, dispatched to Jackson Road & West Creek Road at the intersection of the Rails to Trails for an elderly male on the trail with difficulty breathing and unable to continue walking. Believed to be 1/4 mile from Jackson Road.

Knapps Creek Dispatched For 4 Wheeler Accident On Nichols Run Road

At 4:22 PM on Saturday, Knapps Creek Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to the top of Nichols Run Road for a 4 wheeler accident in the woods. A male has suffered a shoulder injury. The patient is reported out of the woods.

Premier National Junior Show Focuses on Dairy Industry’s Next Generation

Harrisburg, PA – Dairy youth will take center stage at the nation’s largest youth dairy competition later this month as the Premier National Junior Events gets underway as part of the All-American Dairy Show. The show runs September 16-21 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

Activities for this year’s events, themed “Legends of the Fall,” include shows, socials, a talent show, an art contest, as well as judging, herd management, and farm management contests. These activities strike a balance between education and entertainment, providing a blend of experiences for youth ages eight to 21.

“There’s no better place to experience the best of the dairy industry while honing your skills in contests that test real-world dairy knowledge,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “Whether you’re a student with an interest in the industry or an educator or volunteer looking for a unique experience for the kids in your charge, make the journey to the All-American and be a part of the Premier National Junior Events.”

Premier National Junior Show late entry deadline is September 14. Online entries are closed, but hard-copy entries can still be submitted by mail, fax or in-person. Contact the show office at 717-787-2905 with questions.

“These kids are the future of our industry – they will be farmers, scientists, business owners, technicians, advocates and more,” said Pennsylvania Dairy and Allied Industries President Alan McCauley. “We give them tremendous opportunities here and now to give them the tools to lead the dairy industry into the future.”

Events include:

Premier National Junior Show check-in and welcome ice cream social – Saturday, noon to 4:00 PM
Legends of the Fall Youth Excellence Event featuring talent contest, sweepstakes giveaway and pizza party – Saturday, 6:00 PM
All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest – Monday,7:50 AM
Premier National Junior Shows – Monday, 8:00 AM
Premier National Junior Show Supreme Champion Pageant – Monday, 3 PM
4-H and FFA Dairy Judging Forum – Tuesday, 9:00 AM
Junior Dairy Management Contest – Tuesday, 9:00 AM
Premier National Junior Show Art Contest – displayed in the Dairy Activities Center. Entries due at show check-in.
Youth Showmanship Contest - Sunday at 9:30 AM. Register for this event Saturday, September 16, from 4:30-6:00 PM . or Sunday, September 17, from 7:30-8:30 AM.

Contact the show office at or call 717-787-2905 for more information and to be a part of the 54th All-American.

Visit the newly-revamped to find more details about the All-American Dairy Show. The event features 22 shows in six days in addition to the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show. Last year’s show featured nearly 3,000 animals and 1,500 exhibitors from around the country.

West Penn Power Restores Power In Florida To Coudersport Natives

Great turn out for Jeremy Sprouse memorial ride!

Angelica & Almond Dispatched For Vehicle Fire On I-86

At 2:47 PM on Saturday, Angelica & Almond Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched for a vehicle fire on I-86 Westbound at MM 117. Reported to be a U-Haul truck on fire.

Bradford Ambulance Dispatched For Person Dragged By Vehicle

At 2:43 PM on Saturday, Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched to Pearl Street to assist City Police with a person dragged by a vehicle on Pearl Street.

Knapps Creek Dispatched To ATV Crash On Trail Near Rt. 16

At 2:33 PM on Saturday, Knapps Creek Fire Department & Olean 10 have been dispatched to a ATV accident on a trail off Route 16 near the state line. One person is reported unconscious.
2:53 PM--Town of Olean FD dispatched to set up LZ at Scenic Overlook.

Potter County Fair Board Directors Election Is September 25th At Fairgrounds

Estate Sale In Bradford 10 to 2 on Sunday


Bicycle Race In Smethport Today

Today 09/16/17 is Thank a Police Officer Day

Thanks To Officer Phelps and all the other police officers who work hard to help and protect the public!!

Cheyanne C. LOWE, 21, of Columbia, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA

Cheyanne C. LOWE

Cheyanne C. LOWE, 21, of Columbia, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, September 15, 2017 in Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. 

Born January 24, 1996, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Michael Lowe and Gwen D. Schmidt. 

A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she was employed by Hollister in Lancaster. 

Surviving are: her father, Michael Lowe of Ulysses; her mother, Gwen Schmidt of Rochester, NY; paternal grandparents, Charlene (Gordon) Surdam of Ulysses and James (Kathy) Lowe of Sabinsville; maternal grandmother, Marian Connolly of Wyoming; five siblings, Ryan Guthrie, Marcia Grapevine, Brandi Hildebrandt, Trisha Lowe, and Desirae Lowe; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She was predeceased by a brother, Lindsay Michael Lowe; a paternal grandfather, Roland Stevens. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Coudersport Ambulance To Cartee Street

At 9:58 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic have been dispatched to Cartee Street for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle Convention Service Available On Live Stream

The second day of the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle annual conventions is about to start.

You can watch on LIVE STREAM starting at 6:00 PM.

Fledgling Company Awaits Approval for Fracking Wastewater Treatment Plant on Pennsylvania Headwaters

by Joshua B. Pribanic for newsCOUP at Public Herald, follow @jbpribanic @newscoup

A fledgling company, Epiphany Water Solutions (Pittsburgh, Pa.), has obtained a lease to build a fracking wastewater treatment plant along the headwaters of the Allegheny River in Coudersport, Pa.

Epiphany has proposed to install an untested distillation process, the first of its kind to be constructed, to take fracking wastewater — a.k.a. ‘flowback, produced water, or brine’ — and produce clean water. That clean water will then be sent to the wastewater treatment plant, who leased the property to Epiphany, and discharged back into the Allegheny River.
However, in a turn of events, DEP has denied Epiphany’s first application on three grounds: there was no “proof of public notification,” the Act 537 Sewage Planning was not addressed, and the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority (CAMA) failed to notify DEP of a change in the waste-stream as required by the NPDES permit.

In an email to Public Herald the Department stated, “DEP has returned the application because it did not meet standards for administrative or technical review because the required public notification was not completed. See the attached letter for more details.
The following is the official DEP denial letter to Epiphany Water Solutions.

Following the letter of denial the company re-submitted the application at the end of August. DEP has approved the new application as of September 8, and the technical review of the application is underway with a target date of December 14, 2017.

The many questions and uncertainties following the developments of the Epiphany plant has created a new group of concerned citizens going under the name, Save The Allegheny. Stated on their facebook page, “special concern is the proximity of the frac wastewater treatment facility to the Coudersport Area Elementary School, downwind one mile from leased site.” The group is referring to waste holding tanks and the the distillation process at the plant that would produce air quality pollutants from venting. Those concerns have not yet been addressed in a formal permit review of the facility.

Fracking wastewater that comes back to the surface after hydraulic fracturing contains a host of toxic compounds, some naturally occurring and some man made. But, it also has uranium, which turns into radium, which makes the wastewater radioactive.

How radioactive? In particular, wastewater from shale in Pennsylvania is “anomalously high” according to Mark Engle, a USGS research geologist, who took part in a study on wastewater and talked with The Ledger back in 2013. That same article pointed out another study from New York that found radium levels in vertical wells over 1000 times higher than EPA’s limit for drinking water (5pCi/L). (New York would go on to ban fracking in the state, citing the health concerns and uncertainties associated with the technology.)

In fact, one of the ways companies find natural gas is by looking for radiation in the rock.
At public meetings Epiphany has stated they believe the levels of radiation from the fracking wastewater will be minimal, and removed by the treatment plant. However, no records have been provided by the company to the public to show if the clean water they produce will eliminate radioactive contaminants.

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America New York RI Wang Food Group Recalls Sausage Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
America New York RI Wang Food Group, a Maspeth, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 53,973 pounds of Heat Treated but Not Fully Cooked-Not Shelf Stable pork sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Genesee Township Seeking Experienced CDL Operators For Seasonal / On Call Work

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates For RN'S & LPN's

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates for CNA Training Course.

“Break the Chains” Festival will be held September 16, 2017 In The Port Allegany Town Square

A “Break the Chains” Festival will be held September 16, 2017 on the the Port Allegany Town Square from 11 a.m. until dusk. There will be a candlelight vigil at 8:45 p.m. This community outreach sponsored by the Alliance Church will focus on drug, alcohol and suicide awareness/prevention. 

The day’s activities include local bands including Crown, Larry Richter, ChaneĆ© Starks, Just Passing Through, The Grand Day, Simple Faith, Acquired By Trade, J and The Power Saws; food vendors; activities for children; Painting Freedom Artists; informational booths; free cotton candy and popcorn; Yogi the Clown face painting and much more. 

The mission statement for the event is as follows: Our goal is to reach out to our communities to ultimately break the chains of addiction, oppression and depression. We want to bring light, hope and love to the broken, the hopeless, the addicted and the depressed. Our prayer is to see our culture changed, captives set free, and lives transformed into who God created them to be …whole and loved.

SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. Has An Immediate Opening For A Quality Engineer In Galeton, PA

"All You Can Eat" Spaghetti Supper At Sartwell Creek Union Church Saturday, Sept. 16th From 4:30 to 6:30 PM

9-16 Spaghetti Supper Sartwell Creek

8 Day Anniversary Sale Starts Saturday At Port Allegany Shop 'n Save Only

Patrick J. Hoopes Company Seeking To Hire Several Class A or B CDL Drivers For Water Hauling

Estate Auction Saturday, September 23, 2017 In Westfield, PA

Check Out The 0% Financing for 84 Months plus $500 Implement Rebate and 6 Year Limited Powertrain Warranty at Howard's of Coudersport

You Are Invited To The Fall Ladies' Conference At Emporium Alliance Church Saturday, September 23, 2017

REV Hoopes Trucking, LLC is Hiring Class A CDL Drivers & Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Friday, September 15, 2017

"The Mather Homestead" Antique Estate Auction on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Wellsville, NY.

Man Charged with Theft after Keeping Rifle in his Safe but would not return it after he was asked.

Richmond Township Crash Occured as car began Hydroplaning while attempting to pass another vehicle

Scammers Steal $100 from 92 year old Woman

Harassment Charges Stemming from Domestic Violence Incident

No Injuries in Vehicle Crash in Liberty Township

Lewis Run Business victim of Theft

PSP Coudersport Offering Child Safety Seat Check at CVAA on Sept. 20

PSP and The Mckean County Sherriff's Office Offering Child Safety Seat Check in Kane on Sept. 18

Cheyanne C. LOWE, 21, of Columbia, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA

Cheyanne C. LOWE

Cheyanne C. LOWE, 21, of Columbia, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, September 15, 2017 in Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. 

Arrangements will be announced by Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Thank you from the Michael Gooch Family

To say thank you for all that everyone has done seems so inadequate, but just know that every little thing has been appreciated so very much. There is so many to thank yet I don’t even know the names of some of you, so this is an all around thank you for the money, gifts, flowers, cards, food, and most definitely the prayers, all of these were felt in our hearts. Please know that there is nothing that my family could say to let everyone know the love that we have felt, it has been overwhelming and will be remembered always.

Love to All,
Vicki, Derrick, Nikki, Clay, Ryan and Cynthia Gooch

A benefit breakfast buffet for Autumn Solomon of Austin PA, will be held on September 16th, 2017 at the Tea Room & Cafe

A benefit breakfast buffet for Autumn Solomon of Austin PA, will be held on September 16th, 2017 at the Tea Room & Cafe - located at 9 North Main Street in Coudersport PA.

Autumn is the daughter of Bill and Patty Solomon of Austin and a 2016 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School in St Marys PA. Once graduated and in spite of her 2 years battle with this affliction,she joined the work force with the Tea Room & Cafe. 

She currently suffers with adrenal crisis and all of this has affected her heart function as well. While she is doing the best She can this is making it impossible for her to work much at this time. She is a lovely, hard working young lady that needs some help. Medical bills (co-pays) are stacking up. She has travel expenses to and from Roswell, Pittsburgh, and Hershey while her team of physicians are working hard to treat her for the best outcome.

Autumn will be having adrenal surgery at Roswell Park Hospital in Buffalo New York. 

A donation of $10 per person to help her with medical expenses will be appreciated. We will also have a small Chinese auction and bake sale. We hope to see many there to support her.

Janet L. CARY, 80, of Harrison Valley, PA

Janet L. CARY

Janet L. CARY, 80, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. 

Born October 4, 1936, in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of Ralph A. and Reva I. Moon Manning. In 2006, she married Gerald S. Cary, who survives. 

She loved her family and enjoyed dancing, crocheting and traveling. A strong Christian woman, she raised her family in faith. 

Surviving besides her husband, Gerald, are: four daughters, Lynda Carr Bieser of Ulysses, PA, Vickie (Frank) Chase of Whitesville, NY, Reva (Scott Landers) of Oklahoma, and Myra (Alva) Bundy of Butler, PA; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald (Beverly) Manning of Genesee, PA; three step-children, Allen J. (Darcie) Cary of Bloomington, IL, Martin J. Cary of Harrison Valley, and Diane L. (Bob) Willard of Standards, NY; a step-daughter-in-law, Robin Cary of Mills, PA; nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by a sister, Regenia B. Monroe; and a step-son, Kevin L. Cary. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Duane Burdick and grandson Keith Chase will co-officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA. 

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at

Port Allegany Officially Dedicates Glass Park

Roulette, Coudersport Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire

At 6:36 PM on Friday, Roulette & Coudersport Dispatched To possible Structure fire at 2 Oak Lane. 

Hold all units in quarters except squad 46-8.