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Saturday, October 28, 2017

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Needed By PSA Healthcare in Bradford, Coudersport, Eldred, Emporium, Genesee, Rew, Roulette, St. Marys & Ulysses

Estate Tag Sale Sunday In Port Allegany, PA

Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport Seeking An Experienced STNA

Annual Hebron Turkey Biscuit Dinner, White Elephant & Bake Sale Sunday Oct. 29th At Crandall Hill Community Building

Open House At Ulysses Township Building Saturday, November 4th From 9 to 1

Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA Is Seeking An Experienced Dietary Aide To Join Our Team

Check Out The 0% Financing For 84 Months At Howards, Inc. In Coudersport

Arts & Craft Show At Portville Central School on November 4 & 5, 2017

Fire Dept. Dispatched To Structure Fire On East Hill Road

At 10:57 PM on Saturday, Firefighters were dispatched to East Hill Road & Pinkerton Road for a structure fire. House is mostly on the ground.

Cat Missing On West Main In Roulette

Our Tabby cat that looks similar to this one got out yesterday and has not returned at 231 West Main Street in Roulette. Phone 544-9004 if you see her please.

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2 Vehicle Crash Near Wendys In St. Marys

At 8:40 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire & EMS dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash near Wendys on Million Dollar Highway in the City. No entrapment. 2 Pregnant females involved. Unknown injuries. Now advising a possible 3rd patient. Fox Township Ambulance dispatched.

Morris Dispatched For Crash Over Embankment

At 7:12 PM on Saturday, Morris Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 287/Holly Hill Road for a vehicle over the embankment.

Wellsboro Dispatched To Transformer Fire

At 6:36 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Firefighters dispatched to Shumway Hill Road & Rt. 6 for a transformer fire. Wellsboro Electric notified.

Sweden Township Police Bust Speeding Elmira, NY Driver With 2 Pounds Of Marijuana & Paraphernalia

L:awrenceville Dispatched To Structure Fire Off Heaters Hill Road

At 6:06 PM on Saturday, Lawrenceville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the top of Heaters Hill Road for a structure fire. The building has burned to the ground but is still on fire.


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WOODWARD TOWNSHIP - On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, a pedestrian was struck by two separate vehicles and killed. The tragic accident was reported by state police as happening along Route 220 South just east of the West Fourth Street ramp in Woodward Township.

50-year-old, Robert L. Brunner, of Lock Haven, succumbed to his injuries caused by multiple blunt force trauma, according to the Lycoming County Coroner's Office. It was reported that Brunner was walking in the middle of the roadway as he traveled south along Route 220 east of Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Company. Brunner was struck from behind first by a 2006 Subaru Forester, which was driven by 77-year-old, Janice L. Mitcheltree, of Trout Run. and then struck a second time by a 1996 Chrysler Town and County minivan being driven by 47-year-old, Stacia L. Stutzman, of Ralston, who was also traveling south, according to Pennsylvania State Police out of Montoursville, PA.

Deputy Coroner Jerold Ross pronounced Brunner deceased at the scene at 4:52AM.

Neither Mitcheltree nor Stutzman were injured in this sad incident. Also there were no charges filed against either driver.

Black and white English Setter lost north of Bradford Airport

Black and white English Setter lost north of Bradford Airport near Bingham.
 Found thanks to some wonderful people on Bingham Road - much appreciated!


Taylor Farms Florida Recalls Salad with Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Taylor Farms Florida, an Orlando, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 732 pounds of salads with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Driver Unhurt In Crash Off Derrick Road

Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department
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***Lunchtime MVA - 10/26***
Just before noon on Thursday Derrick City VFD was dispatched for a 1 car MVA in the 200 Block of Derrick Road. Chief 11, Chief 11-10, Engine 113 and Ambulance 1 all responded at dispatch. Chief 11 arrived on scene, established command and reported one vehicle off road, with extensive passenger side damage w/ driver still in vehicle. Driver was evaluated and was not injured. Roadway was closed for a short period of time while Tuna Valley Towing removed vehicle. Also assisting was FTPD. All units cleared at 1247hrs.

Name of Franklin homicide victim released; two arrested, charged


Firefighters discovered body of victim in brush fire in Venango County.

Franklin Police charged two people with homicide Friday after a body was discovered by area firefighters in a brush fire.

According to the Franklin Police Department, firefighters from the Borough of Polk were dispatched shortly after 5 p.m. Friday for a brush fire on Waterworks Road. They found a body after putting out the fire.

Venango County Coroner Christina Rugh identified the victim shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday as Tausha Baker, 25, of Franklin. Rugh said investigators determined Baker’s identity by matching tattoos on the body to photos of Baker. Family members have been notified. Rugh said an autopsy will likely be conducted early next week in Erie. A cause of death has not been determined.

It is believed the incident started in the city of Franklin and that Baker’s body was disposed of on Waterworks Road. A police report lists the time of the incident as 2:22 a.m. Friday.

Two people were arrested, Richard A. Kennedy and Amanda L. Cypher, and charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Kennedy and Cypher were arraigned before District Judge Andrew Fish and remanded to the Venango County Prison, where they were being booked Saturday morning. Read more...

Halloween Events Scheduled Today & Tuesday

10-28 Roulette Annual Halloween Parade

10-28 Roulette Annual Halloween Parade

10-28 Coudersport Halloween Parade

10-28 Coudersport Halloween Parade

10-28 Trunk or Treat, Turtlepoint

10-28 Trunk or Treat, Turtlepoint

10-31 Roulette Trick or Treat

10-31 Roulette Trick or Treat

10-31 Coudersport Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat Night
Tuesday Oct. 31st at 5:30p. m. at the Coudersport Borough Office
Open to anyone who would like to participate, Group, Clubs, Teams, Organization, Churches, Business, Individuals, all are welcome.

Dress up if you want and hand out goodies from the trunk of your car to all the lil’ Goblins, Ghosts, Princesses and Supper Heroes. Maybe even decorate the Trunk of your car. Line up and let them walk through to receive their treats to have a “Safe” and “ Happy Halloween.”

Prizes awarded for “Best Decorated Trunk”

Door to Door Trick or Treat will follow at 6:00 pm until lights out.

Mayor Brenda Whitman---- 274-9251

No registration or Trunk Decorations needed to participate.
Come out for a ghoulish fun time!!!

10-31 Open Arms Port Allegany "Trunk or Treat"

10-31 Open Arms Port Allegany "Trunk or Treat" 

Reader Looking For Info On Halloween Activities??

Hi, would you possibly know when Trick or treating is for Coudersport, Galeton, Ulyssses, Wellsville, Genesee, Olean? And or anywhere around there. Possibly any places having haunted hay rides etc? Thanks so much. 

Note: The Halloween activities we have been notified of are listed on the event section on the lower right side of the blog page. If you have a cellphone, you need to select the full version to see this section. 

If you can help this reader, send information in comments to this article.

PA Superior Court Decision Says $55 Million Lawsuit By Zito Media Was Improperly Dismissed

A Pennsylvania Superior Court  decision has reinstated a lawsuit by Zito Media against Deloitte & Touche LLP for damages up to $55 million as a result of alleged bad professional advice to Adelphia which led to the Adelphia demise.

The lawsuit was previously improperly dismissed by a lower court according to the Superior Court. The decision allows the suit to be remanded to the lower court and allowed to proceed.

The official decision of the court is available online at:

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Check Out The 0% Financing For 84 Months At Howards, Inc. In Coudersport

Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA Is Seeking An Experienced Dietary Aide To Join Our Team

Open House At Ulysses Township Building Saturday, November 4th From 9 to 1

Dedicated CDL Driver Needed In Bradford, PA

Annual Hebron Turkey Biscuit Dinner, White Elephant & Bake Sale Sunday Oct. 29th At Crandall Hill Community Building

Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport Seeking An Experienced STNA

Estate Tag Sale Saturday & Sunday In Port Allegany, PA

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wellsboro, Galeton Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Coach Stop Inn

At 10:21 PM on Friday, Wellsboro & Galeton Fire Departments have been dispatched to an automatic alarm of fire at the Coach Stop Inn. Alarm company reports multiple smoke detectors in the building have been activated.

Franklin Police Issue BOLO For A Maroon Ford Edge With A Suspect in a Homicide

At 10:17 PM on Friday, Police in area counties were advised of a BOLO for a maroon Ford Edge with a suspect in a homicide in Franklin, Venango County, PA.

Winter's Coming, Get Your Remote Car Starter Installed Now At Thumpin N Bumpin

Liberty Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 15 Northbound

At 7:48 PM on Friday, Liberty Fire Company has been dispatched to Rt. 15 Northbound , 2 miles from the Buttonwood exit for a motor vehicle crash.

Whitesville Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Rt. 248 West

At 6:04 PM on Friday, Whitesville Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 248 West near Co. Road 39 for a vehicle crash. Genesee Ambulance dispatched to this crash. Report one vehicle, one injury.

Wellsboro, Middlebury Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash On Stony Brook Road

At 6:00 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire Rescue & EMS dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident on the 1900 block of Stony Brook Road in Delmar Township. Middlebury Ambulance also dispatched.

5 Fire Departments Dispatched For Burned Toast At Dandy MiniMart In Eldred

At 5:47 PM on Friday, Eldred Boro & Townshiip, Otto Township, Port Allegany & Westons Mills were dispatched by automatic fire alarm to the Dandy MiniMart at 300 Main Street in Eldred for a case of burnt toast.


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Office of Admissions will hold First Friday programs in November and December for prospective students and their families.

The programs, which will be held Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, give students and families a chance to experience the Pitt-Bradford campus for themselves in a group setting.

First Fridays begin at 10 a.m. in the Frame-Westerberg Commons and include a presentation by an admissions representative, a tour with a current student and lunch.

For those looking for a more detailed presentation and a chance to meet faculty, the final open house of the fall will be held Nov. 4 with another scheduled for Jan. 20, 2018.

Admissions programs are not limited to just prospective high school students; they are also open to potential transfer and nontraditional students.

For more information or to register, visit or call the admissions office at 814-362-7555.

Belmont, Amity Rescue Dispatched To Woods Fire Off County Road 20

At 5:03 PM on Friday, Belmont & Amity Rescue have been dispatched to a woods fire on County Road 20 across from Lyons Road.

Public Invited To Brainstorming Session For Galeton Dam Feasibility Study November 6 From 6 to 7:30

Carli Johnston is the Lucky Winner of JVB's Annual Customer Appreciation Day

“The Grand Prize winner of JVB’s annual Customer Appreciation day on October 6, 2017, was Carli Johnston, currently a resident of New York City but formerly of Port Allegany, PA. 

The quilt, handmade by local Amish quilt artisans in Juniata County, PA, and purchased by JVB at the annual Amish Parochial School Benefit Auction in August 2017, was accepted by Lisa Johnston on behalf of Carli Johnston at the Lillibridge Office of JVB Northern Tier.”

Donations Sought for Holiday Care Packages

DuBOIS – The Penn State DuBois Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Club is seeking donations for holiday care packages to be distributed to local shelters. The packages will be donated this Thanksgiving to community shelters that support people who are homeless, or victims of domestic abuse in Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk Counties.

Items the club members are seeking include nonperishable food, personal hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, and toothpaste, paper products, cleaning supplies, and gift cards.

Items for donation can be picked up by club members until November 15. To schedule a pick up, contact Laura at or 814-661-1673.

Night Sky Photography Workshop Set For November 17th At PA Lumber Museum

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

The museum will be hosting a night sky photography workshop on Friday, November 17th from 5 to 8 Pm. The cost is $60 per person. Please call the museum to pre-register for this event- space is limited to 10 participants.

The museum’s “3rd Sunday” educational program series moves to a Friday night during the month of November for a special Night Sky Photography Workshop. The program will be led by museum board member and PA Wilds Juried Artisan, photographer Curt Weinhold. Curt will share the knowledge and insight he has gained in his experiences photographing the beautiful and dramatic “truly dark” skies within Potter County in the vicinity of the museum. Curt emphasizes the use of foreground materials in his compositions, which the buildings and landscapes at the museum can provide in unique and interesting ways.

The workshop will take place on Friday November 17th from 5 to 8 Pm. Cost for the workshop is $55/person for members of PALMA and $60/person for the general public. Payment in the form of cash or personal check is required upon arrival. Pre-registration is required for this event, and registration will be limited to 10 people. Curt has offered several of these workshops through PA DCNR at Cherry Springs State Park, and they always fill-up fast. Please call 814-435-2652 or email to register for the event. The event may be canceled due to poor conditions; registered participants will be notified of cancellation or changes.

Some things to remember: Participants are asked to supply their own photographic equipment. Low-light photography of dark skies requires a relatively sophisticated DSLR camera (with changeable lenses) and a tripod. Please be sure that camera and spare batteries are fully charged and that memory cards contain sufficient free space. Participants have the option of bringing a laptop with them as it is expected that there will be a brief review of captured images at the conclusion of the workshop. This event will take place at night, outside during the month of November so please dress appropriately. This workshop is not for those wishing to photograph through a telescope.

The museum would like to thank Curt Weinhold for agreeing to be part of this program; his dedication and service to the site are much appreciated! Please join us to behold one of the more beautiful consequences of the historic boom and bust cycle of the lumber industry in this part of Pennsylvania.

Examples of Curt’s night sky photography can be seen here:

Allegany Dispatched To Crash Near American Legion

At 1:40 PM on Friday, Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a traffic crash near the American Legion. One patient is reporting back pain.

CLEARED: Route 394 closed EB/WB at Waterboro Hill Road in the Town of Poland due to an accident at 1:20PM until further notice, Chautauqua County.


Issued By: NYS - DOT
Affected Jurisdictions: Chautauqua County

5:45 pm--CLEARED: Route 394 closed EB/WB at Waterboro Hill Road in the Town of Poland due to an accident at 1:20PM until further notice, Chautauqua County.


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The Sultans of String with special guest Anwar Khurshid, master sitar player will perform in Wellsboro. Shown are (from left) Drew Birston, bass; Chendy León, percussion; Khurshid (in rickshaw); Chris McKhool (in rickshaw), six-string violin; and Kevin Laliberté, guitar.

WELLSBORO— On the heels of the Tusk concert sellouts on Oct. 6 and 7, the second concert in the Wellsboro Area Community Concert Association’s 2017-2018 season is on its way to selling out, too.

Canada's Sultans of String will perform their revved up roots and worldbeat rhythms on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Known for performing genre-hopping original compositions and arrangements from around the world, this band will serve up a musical passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy jazz, Arabic folk, Cuban and South Asian rhythms.

Sultans of String was formed 10 years ago by fiddle player Chris McKhool who plays Celtic, Gypsy jazz and Middle Eastern music and guitarist Kevin Laliberté, known for his flamenco style. They are the core of the band’s signature sound. With them will be Drew Birston on bass and Rosendo “Chendy” León on percussion.

Joining them on stage at Wellsboro will be master sitar player Anwar Khurshid who has created music for a number of films including the Oscar-winning "Life of Pi." Also a Canadian resident, Khurshid collaborated with McKhool, Laliberté and other musicians in the creation of Sultans of String's "Subcontinental Drift" album released in 2015.

The Billboard charting band is a SiriusXM Award winner, three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner and nominated three times for the Juno Award, the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy.

Tickets are $20. For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit


WELLSBORO—Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m., the Wellsboro Women’s Chorus and the Wednesday Morning Musicales will present a concert titled “For Love of God and Country.” Inspirational and patriotic songs will be sung in celebration of Veterans Day being observed on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The concert will be at the United Methodist Church at 36 Main Street in Wellsboro. It will open with the audience and choruses singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Veterans and present-day military men and women are invited to attend and wear their uniforms or something that represents their armed service branch. A dessert social will follow at the church. The concert and dessert social are open to the public.

The 38 members of the Wellsboro Women's Chorus will perform under the direction of Suzanne Niles and Diana Frazier with accompaniment by Judy Smithgall. They will sing "Bless the Lord," "God of Wonders," "Great is The Lord," "I Believe," "My Tribute," "Lift Up Your Voice," "America, The Beautiful," "Freedom" and "Thank You, Soldiers."

The 34-member Wednesday Morning Musicales directed by Diana Frazier with Marian Miller as the accompanist will open with "Let Freedom Ring," followed by "American Pride," "We Honor You," "A Gospel Song of Peace" and A Festive Call to Freedom."

The concert will conclude with the two choruses singing "A Tribute to the Armed Services" and "God Bless America."

“All veterans and men and women currently serving in the military are invited as we would be proud to honor them at this special concert," Frazier said. "

There is no admission fee for the concert; a free will offering will be taken.

The choruses welcome new members. The Wellsboro Women’s Chorus rehearses Thursday nights at the Deane Center and the Wednesday Morning Musicales on Wednesday mornings at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, both in Wellsboro. Anyone who has a desire to sing and would like to join either of these groups is asked to contact Diana Frazier at 570-724-5926.

Steak Bake Friday, Oct. 27th At Coudersport Shop 'n Save Benefits Hebron Center Christian School

PA Permit Violation Issued to Catalyst Energy Inc

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-10-17 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..
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Capitol Update By PA Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, October 27, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol
Bridge Dedication Ceremony to Honor Master Sgt. Thomas Maholic

Bradford Township native Thomas Maholic gave his life in service to our country more than a decade ago in Afghanistan. Please join me tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 28) to pay tribute to this brave soldier by dedicating the bridge on Route 770 over the Tunungwant Creek in McKean County as the Master Sgt. Thomas Maholic Memorial Bridge.

The dedication ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the site of the bridge on Route 770 (Minard Run Road) near the intersection with Route 219. For safety reasons, Minard Run Road will be closed between the Route 219 intersection and High Street intersection from 10-11 a.m.
Outreach Hours Set for Nov. 2

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, Nov. 2:
  • Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.
  • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.
Services available include assistance with any state-related issues or concerns, driver license and vehicle registration applications, and applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug assistance programs.

As always, you are welcome to stop by my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor), Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1) or Kane (55 Fraley St.) Monday through Friday, or visit my website at or my Facebook page at for the latest news from state government.
Meeting with Area Realtors

Thank you to the McKean County Association of Realtors for inviting me to a legislative luncheon last week with Realtors from all three counties of the 67th Legislative District. We had a good discussion about the state budget, as well as property taxes and the related referendum (see article below) coming up on the ballot for the Nov. 7 General Election.
Final Pieces of Budget Package Headed to Governor

The House and Senate have sent the remaining pieces of the 2017-18 budget package to the governor’s desk.

Among the bills approved this week is one providing more than $2.7 million in funding to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, a $200,000 increase over the prior year’s budget. This money helps offset tuition costs for in-state students. Bills to fund the other state-related universities, including Penn State, Lincoln, Temple and the veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, were also approved.

Another measure fulfills our $5 million commitment to the Rural Regional College and ensures funding is distributed to our Community Education Councils.

Finally, the General Assembly also approved legislation providing a limited expansion of gaming options in the Commonwealth to generate revenue needed to complete funding for the current year’s budget.

All of the measures are on the governor’s desk awaiting his signature.
Heating Assistance Program Opens Soon

Residents who are struggle with their home heating bills can apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants. It also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing his or her heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.

The income eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income level. For example, the income limit for an individual is $18,090; for a couple, the limit is $24,360; and for a family of four, it is $36,900.

Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or by contacting the County Assistance Office in their county of residence.                   
Property Tax Referendum on Nov. 7 Ballot

Voters will have an opportunity to vote on a state constitutional amendment that could impact property tax reform efforts. The question will appear on the Nov. 7 General Election ballot.

Currently, the state Constitution permits local governments – counties, municipalities and school districts – to exclude up to 50 percent of the median assessed home value from a homeowner’s tax bill. However, the referendum on the ballot will allow voters to decide if the maximum homestead exclusion could be increased to 100 percent of primary residences. For example, under the current homestead exclusion, if the median assessed home value in your school district is $100,000, up to $50,000 can be excluded from your tax bill if your school district elected the full 50 percent exclusion rate. If the value of your home is assessed at $150,000, your local property tax rate would only be applied to $100,000 of that value.

If the resolution amending the Constitution is approved, the homestead exclusion cap could be removed. However, the General Assembly would still have to pass a law to implement the change, and local governments would still be responsible for establishing exclusion amounts for homesteads within each district.

Read the public notice from the Pennsylvania Department of State here.