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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Smethport Fire Dept. Recalled From Fire Report

At 11:31 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Department has been dispatched to an unknown type fire at the intersection of Center Street & Mechanic Street.

Hurricane Nate To Affect Area Sunday night Thru Monday Morning

A Beautiful Day For A Festival In Coudersport, PA Pictured By Elaine Russell

Click here to see Elaine's Photo Album of the 2017 Falling Leaves Outdoor Show.


Galeton Fire & Ambulance Dispatched To Crash Into Bridge

At 8:25 PM on Saturday, Galeton Fire & Ambulance & Medic from Coudersport dispatched to Bridge Street where a vehicle has gone into the bridge.
8:31 PM--Fire units recalled by Chief 10.

Chad Joseph Ewings, 40, of Millcreek Township, Erie, PA

Chad Joseph Ewings

ERIE - Chad Joseph Ewings, 40, of Millcreek Township, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday (Oct. 5, 2017) following a brave battle with cancer.

He was born in Olean, N.Y., on March 14, 1977, a son of Arthur L. and Susan E. Kerr Ewings of Duke Center.

Chad was a 1995 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and a 1999 graduate of Mercyhurst University where he earned a B.S. degree in elementary education. He furthered his education at Gannon University where he earned a master's degree in education and a graduate certificate in principal certification. Chad was a much loved fifth grade teacher at Union City Area Elementary School. He served as a junior high football and track and field throwers coach for the Union City School District. Chad was also previously employed by the Port Allegany and City of Erie school districts.

Chad was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He also enjoyed water and snow skiing, golfing, running (he had participated in numerous marathons), fantasy football (having served as the commissioner of the Duke Center Fantasy Football League for 20 years) and riding his motorcycle. Most of all, Chad loved spending time with his family and friends and cherished his wife and children

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his beloved wife of 14 years, Emily M. Amann Ewings, whom he married June 28, 2003; his twins, Maria Elizabeth and Evan Joseph; one sister, Kristen E. Ewings of Edinboro; his two grandmothers, Betty Kerr of Duke Center and Hazel Ewings of Jamestown, N.Y.; his mother and father-in-law, Palma and Harry Amann of Erie; two brothers-in-law, Harry (Jackie) Amann of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Joseph (Molly) Amann of Erie; two nieces, Audrey and Kelsey Amann and two nephews, Joseph and Michael Amann. Chad is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bradley Scott Ewings and his two grandfathers, Don Kerr and Robert Ewings.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 5151 Buffalo Rd. (at Hannon Road in Harborcreek), and are invited to attend a prayer service there on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. James R.C. Church at 11 a.m. celebrated by Rev. James McCormick. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center (designated to sarcoma research), 2010 E. 90th St., Cleveland, OH 44106.
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PA Lumber Museum Fall Antique & Collectible Show & Sale Continues Sunday

Rib Fest 2017 Back By Popular Demand At Shop & Save In Port Allegany This Thursday

Coudersport Fire & Ambulance Dispatched For Land Rescue

At 4:43 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. & EMS have been dispatched to a land rescue of a person fallen from a tree stand on Rt. 44/49 behind the barn at the Rigas residence.

Verbal Dispute turned Physical leads to charges for both Participants

Unknown Person Burglarizes Roulette Residence

Driver hits another car after falling asleep in Liberty

NC Driver wrecks car trying to avoid Deer

Man Charged for Drug Paraphernalia after Overdosing in Westfield

Belmont, Ny Man Arrested for DUI in Richmond Township

Backyard Brawl results in Harassment Charges for Both Parties

Howard B. “Rick” McDaniel, 70, of Scandia, PA.

Howard “Rick” McDaniel

Howard B. “Rick” McDaniel, 70, of Scandia, PA., passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at his residence. He was born on October 29, 1946 in Washington, D.C. and was the son of Charles Brady McDaniel and Pauline Schafer McDaniel Hopper. 

Rick had resided in Scandia since 1998, moving there from Pittsburgh, PA. He was a graduate of Athens High School, Athens, GA., and attended Wheaton High School in Silver Spring, MD. He was a graduate of University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. 

He was Vice President of credit services with the former Kaufmann Department Stores for 20 years, retiring in 1998. After retirement, he had two novels published, “The Rules of the World” and “In The Eyes of Time.”Rick was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Allegheny Outdoor Club, was a former board member of Hospice of Warren County, and had served as a board member of numerous consumer credit organizations of Pennsylvania. He loved hiking, painting, reading, writing, traveling to National Parks and had visited all 50 states, Canada and Japan.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lyn R. Glass McDaniel whom he married March 9, 2002 in Scandia, PA., 1 Son – Sean Nichols and wife, Yuki of Tokyo, Japan, 1 Sister – Debbie Pullem and husband, Billie, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; 2 Grandchildren – Sonia and Louis Nichols of Tokyo, Japan, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rick is also survived by his special buddy - his cat, Tango.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by 1 Brother – Steven E. McDaniel, who died on July 9, 2010.

Friends will be received in the parlors of First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 10am – 11am, at which time a Memorial Service will be conducted with Rev. Jon Swart, retired pastor, officiating. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation, (ACCRF), P. O. Box 442, Needham, MA 02494.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Richburg Ambulance Dispatched For Pedestrian Accident

At 2:30 PM on Saturday, Richburg Ambulance has been dispatched to 6639 Pleasant Valley Road for a 31 year old male whose foot was run over by a vehicle.

Walt Kirsten, 71, Kane, Pa

Walt Kirsten

Walt Kirsten, 71, of Biddle Street in Kane, died Friday, October 6, 2017 at UPMC Hamot after a brief illness.

Born April 18, 1946 in Flensburg, Germany, he was the son of Hans-Dieter and Margarete Matiesen Kirsten.

Walt became a U.S. citizen in 1962 and graduated from the University of Florida in 1972. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968; taught middle school math and science in Sarasota, Fla., and later owned and operated Family Video in Kane for over 25 years. He was an avid bass guitar player, music lover and Florida Gators fan.

Surviving are his mother of Sarasota; daughters Clancey Kirsten and Brook Zampogna, both of Kane; sons Alex Kirsten and Drew Kirsten, both of Kane; a brother Hans-Dieter Kirsten of Sarasota and a sister Birgitt Kline of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and his former wife Nancy Kirsten of Kane. Grandchildren Zane, Nick, Sydney, Ethan, Aiden and Addy also survive, as do three nephews and two nieces.

Preceding him in death, besides his father, is a grandson Elliot Zampogna.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of the donor's choice.

Daniel C. “Dan” Harris, 65, of Shinglehouse, Pa

Daniel C. Harris

Daniel C. “Dan” Harris, 65, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long 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.

Ives Run Trail Challenge is Saturday, Oct. 14

The 10th Annual Ives Run Trail Challenge will be on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 710 Ives Run Lane in Tioga Township, off Route 287, 12 miles north of Wellsboro.

This event is for runners and walkers of all ages who want to compete and first-timers whose goal is to finish. The male and female age categories are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.

The entry fee is $25 plus a $2.50 processing fee for those who register online or by email between now and 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, or in person on Oct. 14.

Completed registration forms can be emailed to

There is no entry fee for children, 12 and under; they participate for free. Youngsters must register online or by email by Oct. 11 or in person on race day.

Register online at Visit to download course maps and registration forms or to register online.

To obtain a registration form, email or stop in at the Ives Run Visitor Information Center at 710 Ives Run Lane in Tioga Township between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

On race day, registration and check-in will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Stephenhouse Pavilion. Participants will ride a bus provided by Benedict's Bus Service from the registration area to the Ives Run South Pavilion for the pre-race meeting at 9:45 a.m.

The walk/run will start at 10 a.m. The four-mile course includes portions of the Lynn Keller, Stephenhouse and Archery Range trails and has varying terrain. Awards will be presented at 11 a.m.

The Holliday Alliance Church in Middlebury is providing free hot dogs as well as chips and bottled water for participants.

The main sponsor of the Trail Challenge is Hall's Homes and Lumber, Inc. at 18759 Route 287 in Tioga, Pa. Other sponsors are: Martin's Garden Center and Landscape Services, Susquehanna Health, Wild Asaph Outfitters, Ward Manufacturing, Penny's Daycare Center, the Native Bagel and Step Outdoors.

For information, email

Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band Concert is Friday, Oct. 13

Nick Kody (second from left) is shown with Devin Erdmann (left) and Arron and Aimee Peters (right)
Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band will perform original rock and roll, blues and country songs as well as cover tunes at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

Kody is the lead singer and plays electric guitar and mandolin. Backup singers are Arron Peters on drums and Aimee Peters on percussion and keyboard. This will be the band's third performance in Wellsboro and their first appearance as a full electric band with newest member Devin Erdmann on bass.

"When we perform, we like to throw in a few familiar covers like 'The Weight' by The Band or 'Mary Jane's Last Dance' by Tom Petty," Kody said. "Musically, we are all over the place. No two shows are the same. We feed off the energy of the audience and that often determines what songs we do."

The band will also perform selections from Kody's two CDs. He began writing music in 2011 shaped by the experiences of everyday people. His first CD, "Rainy Day Blues“ was released with six of his songs in 2015. His second CD, "Sonic Farm Sessions" was released in 2016 with 12 country rock and blues rock tunes, including 10 Kody originals. He plays some keyboard and bass on this CD.

Nelson Starr (Buffalo Music Hall of Fame - 2006) describes Kody as having an "unmistakable affinity for blues and real-deal classic rock." Starr continues, "He manages to conjure up a fresh perspective and renewed vitality to the tried and true fueled in large measure by his equally soulful vocals and smooth, late-sixties guitar delivery."

When writing songs, Kody is inspired by the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rory Gallagher, Jerry Jeff Walker, Steve Earle among others. He offers a diverse interpretation of the Americana genre.

Born and raised in West Valley, New York, an hour south of Buffalo, Kody played guitar with several different cover bands in that area following graduation from high school in 2010. "In 2014, I began performing under my own name, started my own band and am the lead singer/songwriter," he said. The other band members live in the West Valley area, too.

The group has been performing throughout New York State as well as in Pennsylvania and Vermont. "This will be our third time in Wellsboro, and we look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces," Kody said.

Music is Kody's full-time job. "I can't imagine doing anything else. Music is in my blood,” he said. "My mother's side of the family all played music in high school but we think the music gene goes back to my great great grandfather who was a violinmaker in Huntington Mills, Pa. Two of the violins he made, one out of matchsticks, are now in the Smithsonian."

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students with identification and free for youth 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. This is a BYOB and snacks event. For tickets and/or to reserve a table free of charge, call 570-724-6220 or visit


The eight-hour National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Class will be on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the pistol range at the Mill Cove Environmental Area, seven miles north of Mansfield, Pa. The class is open to novice and experienced pistol shooters and owners.
Registered participants will receive a handbook when they arrive, Topics to be covered will include: Safety, Pistol Mechanisms and Operation, Building Pistol Shooting Skills and Pistol Maintenance, Selection and Use. Upon successfully completing the written test and shooting qualifications, participants will receive a completion certificate and a Basic Pistol Class rocker patch.

A shooter can bring his or her own pistol or revolver or borrow a .22 pistol for the day.Participants should also bring eye and ear protection. Those interested in registering are asked to contact Lead Instructor Marilyn Jones whether they borrow a .22 pistol or bring their own gun and whether they do or don't have eye and ear protection.

The fee is $50. To register, send a check or money order to Marilyn Jones, 1155 Old State Road, Covington, PA 16917. To borrow a .22 caliber pistol or eye and ear protection and for more details about this class, call 570-549-2794 or email


On Friday, Oct. 13, the Hometown Science Series is hosting the Backyard Astronomy Workshop and Star Party at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

This program is free and open to people of all ages, children and adults. The workshop is for anyone who would like to gain experience in amateur stargazing and astronomy and is especially geared for beginners and families.

The workshop and star party are being led by Tim Morey, natural resource specialist with the Hills Creek State Park Complex Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Elaine Farkas, physics professor with the Department of Chemistry and Physics and the George B. Strait Planetarium at Mansfield University.

The program will open at 6 p.m. with a presentation on telescopes, the science of optics and equipment requirements for amateur stargazers in the Deane Center's second floor Grand Community Room. From 7 to 8 p.m., participants are invited to gather for an evening star party outdoors on the Deane Center lawn, which is bordered by Central Avenue. Everyone is welcome and no equipment or prior experience is required.

Those who have telescopes are invited to bring them and are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 11 if they are interested in one-on-one assistance in setting up their scopes and/or gaining stargazing experience and information. To RSVP by Oct. 11, email or call 570-724-8561.

For more information about the Hometown Science Series, email or like Facebook@HometownScience.

News from Harrisburg- State Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, October 6, 2017
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Wolf Disrupts Scholarship Program - This week, I joined 78 of my House colleagues in demanding that Gov. Tom Wolf permit distribution of letters of approval to businesses participating in both the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. The governor is insisting a revenue plan for the 2017-18 state budget be in place before the letters are sent out.

The Public School Code was amended last year to require distribution of the letters by Aug. 15 or 30 days following receipt of a business’ completed application. Wolf got away with this when he held up the letters two years ago. He is now nearly two months late but doesn’t seem to care about the students and their families who are on the verge of being negatively impacted by the choice he is making.

EITC and OSTC provide tax credits to eligible businesses that in turn donate money for educational scholarships. Children in both public and non-public school settings benefit from their investment.

Many businesses are in the process of making financial decisions to close out 2017 and plan for 2018. Some are on the verge of deciding whether or not to invest in the EITC and OITC programs. Many families look to the scholarships funded by the money these businesses invest in their communities as a path to a better life for their children. Both parties are unnecessarily in limbo while the governor focuses on feeding his appetite for tax increases.
Reducing Our Debt – This week, the House passed legislation that protects taxpayers and future generations by addressing how much debt the Commonwealth is allowed to carry. Please click here for the details.
If you have federal government questions….a representative from Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson’s office will be available to answer them on Friday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon in my district office in the DuBois Area Plaza, 1221 East DuBois Ave.

Please feel free to stop by for information about programs such as Medicare and Social Security.
Attention Hunters –
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is continuing its effort to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is fatal to deer and elk. If you harvest a deer in one of Pennsylvania’s two disease management areas, you can have the deer tested for CWD free of charge.

Please click here for the details.
On The Road Again – PennDOT has placed a radar-controlled speed display sign along the northbound lane of Route 119 just south of Stanley Road in Sandy Township.

The sign uses radar to determine the speeds of oncoming traffic. Vehicle speeds are then posted on the lighted section of the sign. The posted speed limit in this section of Route 119 is 35 miles per hour.

The speed display sign will remain at this location for up to four weeks.
Thank you to everyone who came out for the chronic wasting disease seminar Thursday in Mahaffey and last week in DuBois. Approximately 270 people combined attended the two events.

I appreciate the job done by the Pennsylvania Game Commission in providing pertinent information about the disease and separating fact from fiction.

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of meeting Heather McMahon-Vargas, the new superintendent of schools in the Ridgway Area School District. She is not a stranger to the area, having graduated from Ridgway and most recently served as the district’s middle school principal.
On The Road Again - PennDOT work will impact traffic on Shiloh Road in Bradford Township, Clearfield County, between Oct. 16-18. They will be replacing a 48-inch cross pipe, resulting in the need for a detour those three days.

Drivers will be directed to use Shiloh Road, the Allport Cutoff and Route 322. Signage will be in place alerting drivers to the closure and detour.

PennDOT will re-open the road earlier than the announced schedule if work progress allows.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 1:19 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambu8lance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a person with difficulty breathing.

Assistant Baseball Coach, Local Winery Support Campus Athletics

Assistant coach of the Penn State DuBois Baseball Team, Mike Nesbit, has found an all new way to support his team, as well as all campus athletes. Nesbit has just finished bottling his own wine at Starr Hill Winery, in Curwensville. He and his wife, Becky, with a winning bid of around $500, won the opportunity to do so in the Lion Wine and Cheese Fundraising Auction for campus athletics in April.

Nesbit was joined in the bottling process by fellow assistant baseball coach Jeff Gasbarre, as well as friends Jen Young, and Terri and Chip Mathews. The sweet wine, a combination of raspberry and grape, has been named "DuBois Double Play".

"Even if I wasn't involved in the baseball program, I would want to support the campus," Nesbit said. "This is a really unique way to support Penn State, and I can't thank Starr Hill Winery enough for a really fun experience."

Starr Hill Winery continues to support Penn State DuBois by donating a dollar from the sale of each bottle of DuBois Double Play to campus athletic programs.

Bridge Inspections, Lane Closures on Multiple Routes Scheduled

Bridge inspections on several roads in northcentral Pennsylvania have been scheduled for next week.

On Sunday, October 8, a bridge crew will be on the Route 15 (Market Street) bridge spanning the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. There will be lane restrictions in alternating directions on the bridge while this work is performed.

On Monday, October 9, inspections will be performed on the Interstate 180 bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks and Route 44 at Watsontown, and on the Route 405 bridge over the railroad tracks at Watsontown. There will be short-term flagging on Route 405 and a local road that runs underneath it.

On Tuesday, October 9, there will be alternating lane closures in both directions for an inspection on the Interstate 80 bridge over I-180 in Northumberland County.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zones.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-10-02 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site BLISS 1H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jackson Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-10-02 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site KROPFF 1H in Jackson Twp township, Susquehanna county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Catalyst Energy Inc in Kingsley Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-09-28 to Catalyst Energy Inc in Kingsley Twp, Forest county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by t..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Ard Operating Llc in Cogan House Twp, Lycoming County

Administrative violation issued on 2017-10-04 to Ard Operating Llc in Cogan House Twp, Lycoming county. OGA 3211(H) - Failure to install, in a permanent manner, the permit number on a completed well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library Dinner Auction!

Join us, masked or unmasked, for drinks, dinner, music, fun, and games at the annual

S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library Dinner Auction!

S.W. Smith Memorial Library presents Moonlight Masquerade on Saturday, October 21st at Port Allegany's Star Hose Fire Hall. Doors open at 4:00 with dinner at 7:00.

· Punch Board Game

· Make Your Own Mask station

· Bucket auction will be open from 4:00- 6:00;

· Silver (silent) Auction will be open from 4:00- at 6:15

· Gold (silent) auction will be open from 4:00-6:45.

· Chest of Cheer Raffle

· Lottery Ticket Board Raffle

· We will be playing “Sink or Swim” at 6:45.

· The Live Auction will begin at 8:00.

Limited tickets are available at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library and Port Freeze to patrons age 18+ for $30 per person. Premiere tables are $100 for a table of 10; $150 for a table of 16.

Donations are still being accepted at the S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library, 201 Maple St., Port Allegany, PA or by contacting Mary Burr (814) 598-1982. Love your library by supporting this exciting night of fundraising!

S. W. Smith Library Hosting "STAR WARS TRIVIA" Competition

To celebrate Star Wars Reads Day the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library in Port Allegany is going to host Star Wars Trivia on Saturday October 14 from 11-12pm!

• This event is open to ages 8-adult but only 1 adult per team is allowed
• Patrons may enter in teams of 4-6 players.
• Teams with less than four may be combined with other players to create a team of 4-6.
• Teams with more than 6 players are discouraged.
• Seating is limited to 4 teams so please RSVP your team by October 13 before 4pm: 642-9210.
• Players may arrive at 10:45am for team organization. Trivia will begin at 11am.
• A Star Wars prize pack will be raffled!

May the Force be with You!

Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Northumberland County

A 5.5-mile microsurfacing project on Interstate 80 in  Northumberland and Montour Counties continues next week.

The contractor will apply an epoxy based surface treatment on the bridge just west of the Limestoneville exit in Northumberland County.

Work will be during daylight hours. Alternating lane restrictions will be in effect until 3 PM.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the work area.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android
devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Open Arms celebrating Halloween with a four-part series starting 10-8

Open Arms Community Church of Bradford is celebrating Halloween with a four-part series, starting Sunday.

“We've all heard people say, ‘The devil made me do it,’ or ‘The devil is in the details,’” said Pastor Mike McAvoy. “How much of this is true and how much is just hype and cliche copouts? Are the monstrous acts, like the Las Vegas shootings, the behavior of a mentally ill person or something more?”

At church services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., McAvoy will answer the questions: Is there a devil, are there demons, what do they do, and how does one recognize and defeat such work?
Open Arms is located at 1289 E. Main St., about a mile north of Walmart in Foster Township.

A bus is also available to pick people up from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford police station/laundromat at 10:20 a.m., the bus stop at Barbour and Center streets at 10:30 a.m. and Marilyn Horne Hall (former Seneca building) at Veterans Square at 10:40 a.m. Transportation won't be available Oct. 14.

For more information, call 814-368-8846 or email


The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will show the documentary “Lives worth Living” as part of Disability Awareness Month.

The film details how those with disabilities advocated for rights for those with disabilities. Their efforts eventually led to the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life.

“Using archival footage and stories from those with disabilities allows viewers to understand the need for the hard-fought set of civil rights affirming that discrimination will not be tolerated in our society,” said Carma Horner, disability resources and services coordinator at Pitt-Bradford.

The film will be shown at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus. It will be followed by a short presentation by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation regarding disability etiquette and people with disabilities seeking employment. A question and answer period will follow. Refreshments will be served.


Meeting called to order by Chairman Jeffery Moyer at 4:00 PM

Minutes of previous meeting of 5 September 2017 reviewed. Motion made by Supervisor Jeffery Moyer to accept as read. 2nd made by Supervisor Joseph Neal, 3rd by Supervisor Mitchell Gross. Motion carried.

Resident asked about problem near river – was told it is a problem for the Conservation District, and to notify them
Resident asked if the bermer and ditcher can be mounted by us – Township can do

Advertisement of part-time position – five applications received

DelMar Bridge – PennDot will have bridge removed at our expense, but Ceres Township will be reimbursed by the state – agreed by Supervisors to have bridge removed
Bridge on King’s Run by Wildner Lane - tentative plan is to have deck replaced – only in planning stages at this time – this is a PennDot bridge, and does not involve Ceres Township
Request by secretary to attend budget workshop in Meadville - approved
Spreader – motion made by Supervisor Moyer to purchase used spreader for $1000.00, 2nd by Supervisor Neal, 3rd by Supervisor Gross – motion carried
Roller – Supervisor Moyer will check on purchase price

Applications received for new part-time employee – Supervisors will review, and interview next week

Building permit from Robert Wildner for Agricultural Equipment Storage Building - approved
Thank you letter from Oswayo Valley Memorial Library

Roadmaster Jeffery Moyer stated that the 1992 International has been inspected – the mowing is done – sluice pipes are installed –gravel is tailgated – Doyle Hollow is done – wash board spots graded

Supervisor Mitchell Gross stated that future building permits should have code reviewed – he also complimented the road crew on the good job done on our roads

BILLS REVIEWED – motion made by Supervisor Jeffery Moyer to paybills, 2nd by Supervisor Joseph Neal, 3rd by Supervisor Mitchell Gross – motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be 7 November 2017 at 4:00 PM, at 12 Barbertown Road, in Ceres Township.

Motion to adjourn by Supervisor Jeffery Moyer, 2nd by Supervisor Joseph Neal, 3rd by Supervisor Mitchell Gross. Motion approved.

Those present:
Supervisors – 3 Jeffery Moyer, Joseph Neal, Mitchell Gross
Secretary/Treasurer – 1 Larry Miller
Residents/Attendees - 6 Greg Maxson, Jim Cummings, Chere Carpenter, Bob Friedl, Walt Smith, Deb Payne

Traffic Patterns Returned to Normal on I-80 WB in Montour County

Motorists in Montour County are advised that traffic patterns have been returned to normal in the construction zone on Interstate 80 westbound from the Columbia County line to the Danville interchange.
The posted speed limit will remain at 55 miles per hour while shoulder work is completed and long-term construction signs are removed for the season.

There will be intermittent lane closures just west of the Danville exit for concrete repairs. This work is expected to be performed between mid-October and early November.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and
access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android
devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

James H. Sample, 77, Smethport, PA

James H. Sample

James H. Sample, 77, Smethport, PA, died Saturday (Oct. 7, 2017) at his home in Smethport.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Bradford Dispatched For Odor Investigation On West Washington Street

At 9:12 AM on Saturday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 210 West Washington Street for the smell of natural gas inside a commercial building.

Rew Dispatched For Vehicle Fire On South Kendall Avenue

At 8:31 AM on Saturday, Rew Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 1456 South Kendall Avenue for a vehicle fire. All occupants are out of the vehicle which is in the middle of the road.

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Open House & Kids Day At Shinglehouse Fire Department Sunday, Oct. 8th From 1 to 4 PM

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Seeking Candidates For Community-Based Drug & Alcohol Specialist

Hamilton 's Pumpkin Patch In Ulysses, PA, Open Every Saturday & Sunday Starting September 30th

Country Farm Estate Auction Sunday, October 8th On Zoerb Hollow Road, Galeton, PA

36th Annual Antique & Collectible Show & Sale Oct. 7 & 8, 2017 At PA Lumber Museum

Falling Leaves Outdoor Show in Coudersport Continues Through Saturday

McKean County Seeking Applicants For Position of GIS Coordinator

Roulette Township Seeking Full-Time Water/Sewer Operator